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County Worcester
Crime selling a slave entitled to freedom after a term of years, to a certain John Sanders, who was not at that time a bona fide resident of this state, and knowing that the said Sanders was proclaimed engaged and employed to purchase slaves for another person
First Name John Fisher
Surname Purnell
Status FREE
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County Worcester
Crime selling a slave entitled to freedom after a term of years, to a certain John Sanders, who was not at that time a bona fide resident of this state, and knowing that the said Sanders was proclaimed engaged and employed to purchase slaves for another person
First Name John Fisher
Surname Purnell
Gender M
Race WHITE
Status FREE
Details Date Of Conviction: January Term 1853 Date Of Decision: 18530907 Executive Decision: Nolle Prosequi Source Page: 161
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County Worcester
Crime buying Negro Milcah, slave of John Fisher Purnell, entitled to her freedom after a term of years, knowing the said Milcah to be entitled to her freedom after a term of years, with the intention to transport her, the said Milcah, out of this state
First Name John
Surname Sanders
Status FREE
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County Worcester
Crime buying Negro Milcah, slave of John Fisher Purnell, entitled to her freedom after a term of years, knowing the said Milcah to be entitled to her freedom after a term of years, with the intention to transport her, the said Milcah, out of this state
First Name John
Surname Sanders
Gender M
Race WHITE
Status FREE
Details Date Of Decision: 18530907 Executive Decision: Nolle Prosequi Source Page: 162
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County Talbot
Crime 5 indictments (3 indictments in Queen Anne's County) (2 indictments in Talbot County) of enticing, persuading and assisting certain slaves to escape from their lawful owners
First Name James E.
Surname Work
Status FREE
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County Talbot
Crime 5 indictments (3 indictments in Queen Anne's County) (2 indictments in Talbot County) of enticing, persuading and assisting certain slaves to escape from their lawful owners
First Name James E.
Surname Work
Gender M
Race WHITE
Status FREE
Details Date Of Conviction: In both Queen Anne & Talbot Counties Nov Term 1848 Date Of Decision: 18531229 Executive Decision: Pardon Source Page: 174
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County Talbot
Crime absconding and masking his way to the State of Delaware, with the intention of escaping from and entirely depriving his owner of his services, contrary to the acts of assembly in such case made and provided
First Name Israel
Surname Banning
Status FREE
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County Talbot
Crime absconding and masking his way to the State of Delaware, with the intention of escaping from and entirely depriving his owner of his services, contrary to the acts of assembly in such case made and provided
First Name Israel
Surname Banning
Gender M
Race BLACK
Status FREE
Details Date Of Decision: 18510906 Executive Decision: Nolle Prosequi Notes: pardoned; sold beyond state (slave of John Harris) Source Page: 125
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County Talbot
Crime absconding and masking his way to the State of Delaware, with the intention of escaping from and entirely depriving his owner of his services, contrary to the acts of assembly in such case made and provided
First Name Jacob
Surname Stevens
Status ENSLAVED
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County Talbot
Crime absconding and masking his way to the State of Delaware, with the intention of escaping from and entirely depriving his owner of his services, contrary to the acts of assembly in such case made and provided
First Name Jacob
Surname Stevens
Gender M
Race BLACK
Status ENSLAVED
Details Date Of Decision: 18510906 Executive Decision: Nolle Prosequi Notes: (slave of John W. Battie) Source Page: 126
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County Talbot
Crime absconding and masking his way to the State of Delaware, with the intention of escaping from and entirely depriving his owner of his services, contrary to the acts of assembly in such case made and provided
First Name Isaac
Surname Stevens
Status ENSLAVED
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County Talbot
Crime absconding and masking his way to the State of Delaware, with the intention of escaping from and entirely depriving his owner of his services, contrary to the acts of assembly in such case made and provided
First Name Isaac
Surname Stevens
Gender M
Race BLACK
Status ENSLAVED
Details Date Of Decision: 18510906 Executive Decision: Nolle Prosequi Notes: pardoned; sold beyond state (slave of Speddin Orum) Source Page: 127
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County Talbot
Crime enticing and persuading the slave of John Caulk to run away
First Name Negro Solomon
Surname Moon
Status ENSLAVED
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County Talbot
Crime enticing and persuading the slave of John Caulk to run away
First Name Negro Solomon
Surname Moon
Gender M
Race BLACK
Status ENSLAVED
Details Date Of Conviction: November Term 1847 Date Of Decision: 1848010 Executive Decision: Pardon Source Page: 24
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County Talbot
Crime felony in running away from her master against his will and consent with a view to escape entirely from servitude
First Name Ann
Surname Thomas
Status ENSLAVED
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County Talbot
Crime felony in running away from her master against his will and consent with a view to escape entirely from servitude
First Name Ann
Surname Thomas
Gender F
Race BLACK
Status ENSLAVED
Details Date Of Decision: 18481024 Executive Decision: Nolle Prosequi Notes: pardoned; sold beyond state Source Page: 41
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County Talbot
Crime running away against the will and consent of his mistress and owner
First Name Henry
Surname Murray
Status ENSLAVED
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County Talbot
Crime running away against the will and consent of his mistress and owner
First Name Henry
Surname Murray
Gender M
Race BLACK
Status ENSLAVED
Details Date Of Decision: 18481101 Executive Decision: Nolle Prosequi Notes: pardoned; sold beyond state Source Page: 42
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County Talbot
Crime running away from the service of her master against his will and consent with a view to escape entirely from servitude and thereby to deprive her said master of her services
First Name Negro Ann
Surname
Status ENSLAVED
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County Talbot
Crime running away from the service of her master against his will and consent with a view to escape entirely from servitude and thereby to deprive her said master of her services
First Name Negro Ann
Surname
Gender F
Race BLACK
Status ENSLAVED
Details Date Of Decision: 18490815 Executive Decision: Nolle Prosequi Notes: pardoned; sold beyond state (slave of William Goldsborough) Source Page: 56
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County Talbot
Crime felony, ran away from the service of his mistress against the will and consent of his said mistress with a view to escape entirely from servitude and thereby to deprive his said mistress entirely of his services
First Name Negro Daniel
Surname
Status ENSLAVED
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County Talbot
Crime felony, ran away from the service of his mistress against the will and consent of his said mistress with a view to escape entirely from servitude and thereby to deprive his said mistress entirely of his services
First Name Negro Daniel
Surname
Gender M
Race BLACK
Status ENSLAVED
Details Date Of Decision: 18490825 Executive Decision: Nolle Prosequi Notes: pardoned; sold beyond state Source Page: 57
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County Talbot
Crime running away from his said owner with the view of depriving him of his services
First Name Negro Cyrus
Surname
Status ENSLAVED
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County Talbot
Crime running away from his said owner with the view of depriving him of his services
First Name Negro Cyrus
Surname
Gender M
Race BLACK
Status ENSLAVED
Details Date Of Decision: 18491108 Executive Decision: Nolle Prosequi Notes: pardoned; sold beyond state (slave of George Hale) Source Page: 68
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County Talbot
Crime running away from his said owner with the view of depriving him of his services
First Name Isaiah
Surname Brown
Status ENSLAVED
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County Talbot
Crime running away from his said owner with the view of depriving him of his services
First Name Isaiah
Surname Brown
Gender M
Race BLACK
Status ENSLAVED
Details Date Of Decision: 18500109 Executive Decision: Nolle Prosequi Notes: pardoned; sold beyond state (slave of Charles Lowndes (?)) Source Page: 71
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County Somerset
Crime Bastardy with a Negro
First Name Maria
Surname Shores
Status FREE
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County Somerset
Crime Bastardy with a Negro
First Name Maria
Surname Shores
Gender F
Race WHITE
Status FREE
Details Date Of Conviction: October Term 1868 Date Of Decision: 18701513 Executive Decision: Pardon Notes: "recommended to the clemency of the Governor by the committee of the legislature" Source Page: 202
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County Dorchester
Crime persuading slaves to run away
First Name William
Surname Hill
Status FREE
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County Dorchester
Crime persuading slaves to run away
First Name William
Surname Hill
Gender M
Race BLACK
Status FREE
Details Date Of Conviction: April Term 1862 Date Of Decision: 18650207 Executive Decision: Pardon Source Page: 432
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County Dorchester
Crime fraudulently and unlawfully arresting and ? a negro girl named Charlotte knowing her to be free with the intent of having her carried out of the state contrary to the provisions of the act of assembly in such case made and provided and against the peace?
First Name William E.
Surname Chance
Status FREE
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County Dorchester
Crime fraudulently and unlawfully arresting and ? a negro girl named Charlotte knowing her to be free with the intent of having her carried out of the state contrary to the provisions of the act of assembly in such case made and provided and against the peace?
First Name William E.
Surname Chance
Gender M
Race WHITE
Status FREE
Details Date Of Conviction: April Term 1848 Date Of Decision: 18491001 Executive Decision: Nolle Prosequi Source Page: 62
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County Dorchester
Crime enticing slaves to run away
First Name Hugh
Surname Hazlett
Status FREE
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County Dorchester
Crime enticing slaves to run away
First Name Hugh
Surname Hazlett
Gender M
Race WHITE
Status FREE
Details Date Of Conviction: November Term 1858 Date Of Decision: 18641219 Executive Decision: Pardon Source Page: 426
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County Dorchester
Crime knowingly having in his possession a certain abolition pamphlet called "Uncle Tom's Cabin" of an inflammatory character and calculated to create discontent amongst the colored population of this state
First Name Samuel
Surname Green
Status FREE
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County Dorchester
Crime knowingly having in his possession a certain abolition pamphlet called "Uncle Tom's Cabin" of an inflammatory character and calculated to create discontent amongst the colored population of this state
First Name Samuel
Surname Green
Gender M
Race BLACK
Status FREE
Details Date Of Conviction: April Term 1857 Date Of Decision: 18620306 Executive Decision: Pardon Source Page: 339
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