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Bury - BLA1

Title

Bury - BLA1

Identifier

BLA1

Subject

African Americans--History, African Americans--History--To 1863, Artisans, African American blacksmiths

Source

South Carolina Gazette

Date

April 10, 1749

Trade

Blacksmith

Gender

Male

Enslaver

William Randall

Home

William Randall's Home on King Street

Home Location

Charleston, South Carolina

Events

1. Self-emancipated from William Randall

Item Type

Advertisement

Notes

Per the South Carolina Gazette 3 July 1751, Randall was leaving the area and selling what he described as "several valuable negroes." The article included that Randall also owned a lot on King Street with a dwelling house and a kitchen house opposite Mr. John Owens.

Transcription

RUN AWAY from William Randall, a short thick wench named Lucy, with a child in her arms, and big of another, had on a green gown, and lately belonged to mrs. Shepheard. Likewise a short well made fellow named Bury, a blacksmith by trade, and very much pock-fretten. Whoever delivers them to the said Randall in Charles-Town, shall have 5 1. reward for the wench and child, and the like sum for the fellow, besides all Charges.

Files

Bury - BLA1 - SC Gazette 4-10-1749 p3.JPG

Collection

Citation

, “Bury - BLA1,” accessed July 26, 2021, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/3.

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