Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #43 from Free Black Families of Colonial Delmarva (abstracted by Paul Heinegg)

State Maryland
County (Primary) Somerset
Other Counties Worcester
Family Name Hailey
Family History Notes 1. Honour Haley, born say 1714, confessed in Somerset County court in November 1730 that she had a "negro Bastard Child" at the house of Captain William Turpin in Somerset Parish on 1 August 1730. The court ordered her to serve for seven years and sold her child to William Turpin for thirty-one years. On 25 August 1733 she confessed that she had an illegitimate child by "Jupiter a Negro man belonging to Jonathan Stanton," and the court sold her "Mollatto" daughter named Sarah to William Gray of Monacan until the age of thirty one for 500 pounds of tobacco [Judicial Record 1730-3, 28; 1733-5, 61]. She was the ancestor of i. Sarah, born 24 July 1733. ii. ?Stephen Hailey, head of a Worcester County household of 5 "other free" and a slave in 1810 [MD:645].
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