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

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About Manumissions in Somerset and Worcester County Land Records, 1825-1866

Manumission & Freedom • 1,352 Records • Uploaded July 7, 2021

This abstract includes deeds of manumission for formerly enslaved people found between 1825-1866 in Somerset and Worcester counties, Maryland. Included in the listing are the names of slave-owners and the enslaved individuals who were granted their freedom, and any conditions that might apply, such as attaining a certain age before freedom is granted. This source includes many men listed as U.S.C.T troops.

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Fields Included

The list below shows the data fields included in this source. If a field is marked as Indexed, it is searchable.

  • Name (Slaveowner) Indexed
  • Name (Enslaved person) Indexed
  • Additional Information Indexed
  • Document Date
  • County Indexed
  • Liber Indexed
  • Folio Indexed
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