Slave Records in Maryland

collected by P. A. Miller

These are the slave records from my research on Maryland families.
I've generally cleaned these records out to only include names (whether they receive named slaves in will or not).
There are tax lists and other records indicating numbers of slaves only - they still represent people and can help determine ages of known slaves.
I've left in auxiliary references that might include slave names, even though I didn't take them down in my notes.
These family names are not always all the same branch, I've noted where certain ones went to, etc.
The records are not in date order.
I haven't cleaned up source name abbreviations, etc., but I think they are obvious. Some sources start with the LDS film number.
My comments about the records are in [brackets]
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(Sorry, have to copy by hand, the harvester-spammers have gotten to be too much.)

Kent

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Kent

Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records 1648-1725 by F. Edward Wright 1982
p.6 [I don't have the date, but this is in the area of 1705 records]
I Abraham Ambross senr of Kent Co did lately buy a woman servant named Jane Prist"...and make oath she is now with child to one John Reedman servant to Capt. John Harrington
[This could be an indentured servant and not a slave?]

Maryland Calendar of Wills v.9
p.77 = Book 24-435 will of Martha Miller, wr 27 Nov 1744, pr 5 Apr 1746
to son Michael...
to son Nathaniel Miller...Negro Bob
to dau Martha, now wf of Pridor Blakeston, to dau Mary
to dau Elizabeth, wf of Ralph Page...Negro Little Jane...
to dau Rebecca wf of Jacob Glenn Jr.
to grandson Samuel Miller, son of my son Samuel, Jeffrey [not clear or stated if Jeffrey is the bequest, but the format makes it seem so]
to granddau Rebecca Wicks, to grandsons Michael Thomas and James, and my granddau Anne Miller, child. of my son Michael...
to grandson Richard Miller, son of my son Samuel, Negro Venus
to son Samuel, 1 slave
exrs son Samuel
wit Isaac Francis, William Newton, Thomas Stinton, John Goodwin

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7 Feb 05