|Slavery in Prince Georges County, Maryland
Thursday, December 15, 1757
Run away from the Subfcriber, living in Prince-George's
County, on the 16th of September laft, the Three following
Forrester, a lusty well-made Fellow, between 50 and 60
Years of Age. Had on when he went away, a light Cloth
colour'd Jacket, with Halfh Sleeves, a striped Country Cloth
Jacket and Breeches, Check Shirt, and old Stockings.
Joe, a low well-made Fellow, about 30 Years of Age. He
had on when he went away, a Country Cloth Jacket and
Breeches, an Osnabrigs Shirt, and old Shoes and
Bess, a low well-made Wench, between 40 and 50 Years
of Age. She had on when fhe went away, a Country Cloth
Jacket and Petticoat, an Ofnabrigs Shift, and old Shoes
and Stockings; and took with her a Callico Jacket and
Petticoat, and a Cotton Ditto.
Whoever takes up the faid Negroes, and brings them
home, fhall have Ten Shillings Reward foreach, befides
what the Law allows, paid by
Colonial Runaway Ad
By virtue of five writs of fieri facias issued out of Prince
George's County Court, and directed to the Sheriff of said
County, and levied before his death, I will sell at public sale
to the highest bidder for cash on Tuesday the 18th day of
May next, at the tavern of Henry M. Chew in the village of
Nottingham, all the right, title interest, property claim and
demand both at law and in equity of Thomas Bruce, Josias
Young, Henry M Chew, Walter B. Brooke, James Baden, and
the survivors of Edward W. Belt, of, in and to the following
property, to wit: one negro man named Stephen--one do do
Charles; one do do Tom; one do do Richard; one ditto boy
named Henry, and do do named Richard; and a tract or
parcel of Land called "Mazoonscon & Newton," containing
371 acres more or less, lying and being in Prince George's
County, and adjoining the lands of Thomas N. Baden and
others; Levied on and taken in execution as the property of
the said Thos. Bruce, Josias Young, H.M. Chew, W.B.
Brooke, James Baden and the survivors of E.W. Belt, and
will be sold to satisfy the following judgments in said court
against them to wit: one in favor of State use of Gibbons &
Childs use of John W. Keirle; one in favor of State use of
John B. Brooke; one in favor of State use of William H. S.
Boswell; and one in favor of State use of George
Sale to commence at 2 o'clock, p.m.
WM H. TUCK adm'r of Th. H. Edelen lat Shff. of P.G. Co.
April 22, 1841
P. G. Sheriff'S Sale
By virtue of 3 writs of fi fi issued by George T. Brown, Esq. a
Justice of the Peace for P.G. county at the suit of Thos H.
Claggett Adm'r of John H. Barnes dec't against the goods
and chattles, lands and tenements of William Linsey, and to
me directed, I have seized and taken in execution all the
right, title, claim, and interest, in and to, one negro boy
named John, age 12 years; Levied on and taken in
execution as the property of said Linsey, and I hereby give
notice that on the 20th day of May, 1841, I will offer said
property for sale to the highest binder for cash in the village
of Piscataway in front of Hardy's Tavern.
Sale to commence at 12 o'clock, A.M.
THOS. S. MARTIN, Const.
April 29, 1841
Prince George's Advertisement
|Major Crimes Reported in Maryland Gazette,
1745 Stabbing of overseer to death by slave.
1746 Convict woman servant as accomplice to
others in murder.
1747 Rape of white girl by a black.
1748 Threat to strike overseer by a slave.
1749 Burning of master's house supposedly by
Rape of white girl by a black;
Burning of master's houses by a slave;
Murder of master by a servant.
1750 Murder of pursuing master by runaway
1751 Convict rape of white woman by black;
Murder of master's children by convict
Murder of overseer by convict servant;
Burning of tobacco house by black women;
Stabbing of man by black robber;
Murder of mistress and attempted murder of
master by servants at urging of overseer.
1752 Attempted murder of master and mistress
by convict servants.
1753 Attempted murder of master by slave;
Conspiracy among blacks to kill whites;
1754 Burning of master's house by servants;
Burning of master's houses supposedly by
Murder of master, stealing of ship by
Murder of white girl and white woman by black;
Assaulting, robbing of whites by blacks;
Murder of master by slave.
1755 Threat to kill man during robbery by
Murder of overseer by slave;
Poisoning of master by slaves and white
Attempted poisoning of master by slaves;
Attempted murder of man by convict
servant with axe.
1756 Murder of master by servant;
Murder of white man by mulatto
1757 Attempted poisoning of master by slave girl.
(1758-1760 - no incidents reported)
|Table I: Occupations of Male Slaves in Prince
George's County, 1774-1791
Occupation: % 2,037 Slaves
Field Hands 82%
Family Farmers 2%
Cloth trades *
Other groups *
GRAND TOTAL 99%
*Less than 1%
To the honorable Levy courts of Prince George's
We the undersigned consider that Alison F. Bealle
hath discharged the duty of a constable in patroling
and dispersing the tumultious meetings of the
negroes for the last 12 months as witness our hands
Geo Brown Alex Marbury
Joseph Elelin James Leete
John Bosacel Rapail Edelen
Samuel Coe Naith Hatton
Evaluation of Assessed Real and Personal Property
and each general charge of expenditures in Prince
George's County for the year 1841 and 1852
|Prince George's Advertisement
By virtue of 3 writs of fi fi issued by George T. Brown,
Esq. a Justice of the Peace for P.G. county at the suit of
Thos H. Claggett Adm'r of John H. Barnes dec't against
the goods and chattles, lands and tenements of William
Linsey, and to me directed, I have seized and taken in
execution all the right, title, claim, and interest, in and to,
one negro boy named John, age 12 years; Levied on and
taken in execution as the property of said Linsey, and I
hereby give notice that on the 20th day of May, 1841, I
will offer said property for sale to the highest binder for
cash in the village of Piscataway in front of Hardy's
Sale to commence at 12 o'clock, A.M.
THOS. S. MARTIN, Const.
April 29, 1841
Slave Valuation in Prince George's,
Total Value $1,581,001
Districts # Value
1 1000 182,747
2 1138 214,226
3 2854 542,442
4 1562 291,960
5 1485 270,581
6 404 79,045
Average value per slave
| Bill for Spirituous Liquors
State of Maryland for the body of Prince
George's County do present John Brook and
Company they being retailers for selling
spirituous liquors to William Butler's man Davy
between sun set and sun rise some time in
the month of November or December last on
the information of Richard H. Hendricks.
State of Maryland Prince George's County to
writ: The jurors of the State of Maryland for
the body of Prince George's County do upon
their oath present that John Brooks late of
Prince George's County and Julius Boleler
late of Prince George's County yeoman on
the 10th day of December in the year of our
Lord 1832 with force and arms at the county
aforesaid. They the said John Brooks and
Julus A. Boleler then and their being licenses
retailers and then and there trading and
merchandizing under the name styler and firm
of John Brooks and Company and then and
there accustomed to sell Distilled Spirits and
other Liquors did then and there suffer a
certain negro slave called and known by the
name of Davy the proper negro. slave of a
certain William Butler wherein they said John
Brooks and Julius Boleler where then and
there access to (illegible) to sell Distilled
Spirits and other liquors between sun set in
the evening of the Day afore said and been
use of the succeeding morning did then and
there, sell to this said negro slave called Davy
certain Spirituous liquors and distilled spirits
that is to say one pint of whiskey to the said
negro slave then and there not having any
written order or license for that purpose from
his master, mistress, or overseer or any other
person in whose employment the said negro
slave Davy there and then legally was with the
consent of the said Negro slave Davy's owner
and the said negro slave Davy then or there
not being employed as a wagoner or traveller.