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England - BRIL1

Title

England - BRIL1

Identifier

BRIL1

Subject

African Americans--History, African Americans--History--To 1863, Artisans, Bricklayers

Source

South Carolina Gazette

Date

October 13, 1739

Trade

Bricklayer

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Joseph Wragg

Home

Joseph Wragg's Plantation at Goose Creek

Home Location

Goose Creek, South Carolina

Events

1. Formerly enslaved by Bethel Dewes (1718-1759)
2. Hired out to brickyards across the Lowcountry
3. Self-emancipated with his sons from Joseph Wragg's plantation

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Transcription

RUN AWAY about a Month past, from the Plantation of Joseph Wragg Esq; at Goose Creek, an old Negro Man named England, And a young slim Mustee Fellow, named Prosper (his Son about 19 Yeard of Age.
About 10 Days ago went away from the said Plantation, another young Mustee Fellow, named Prince, about 22 Years of Age, (also Son of England) with an Iron round one Leg, he took with him out of the Stable, a large Bay natural pacing Stallion, branded on the Mounting Shoulder IW in one and no other Marks or any White about him.
It is supposed they are together near Dorchester, or about the Plantation of Bethel Dewes to whom they did belong, the old Fello England is well known, having worked at the Bricklayer's Trade at several Plantations in this Province and his Sons with him.
Whoever brings either of the said run away Slaves of Horse to said Wragg in Charlestown, to Mr. Rattery at Albley Barony, or John Little at said Wragg's Plantation near Mr. Keating's at Goose Creek, shall be well rewarded.
NB. Said Wragg and Comp. gives Notice to all Persons in their Debt that they expect a due Compliance with the Payment by the first Day of January next, being determined to proceed at Law against such as fail therein. Their Compring House is removed to Mr. Wragg's House at the North End of the Bay.

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