Runaway Slaves in Britain: bondage, freedom and race in the eighteenth century


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A Negro young Man, about 20 Years of Age, who ran away from his Master the 7th Instant; he is of a short Stature, full Face, Scars about both his Eyes, wears a dark Duroy Coat and Wastcoat, and a light-colour Pair of Plush Breeches; with a Steel Collar about his Neck, with his Master’s Name ingrav’d upon it; (Paul Moon in Bristol). Whoever will secure the said Negro Fellow, and give Notice to Mr. Wm Green of the Post-Office, so that his Master may have him again, shall have two Guineas Reward, and all reasonable Charges.

ID:r0138
Newspaper title:Daily Courant
Newspaper region:South East England
Country:England
Newspaper date:23 July 1723
Runaway date:7 July 1723
Page number:2
Institution:British Library: Burney Collection (Online)
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Racial descriptor:Negro
Origin:Africa
Age:20
Gender:male
Height:short stature
Physical characteristics:full Face, Scars about both his Eyes
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Physical scars:Scars about both his Eyes
Country marks:Scars about both his Eyes
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Clothing:a dark Duroy Coat and Wastcoat, and a light-colour Pair of Plush Breeches; with a Steel Collar about his Neck, with his Master’s Name ingrav’d upon it
Accused of crime:no
Warning notice:no
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Owner:Paul Moon
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Owner address:Bristol
Name of contact:Mr. Wm Green
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Contact address:Post-Office
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Reward pounds:2
Reward shillings:2
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Other reward:all reasonable Charges
Total reward:two Guineas Reward, and all reasonable Charges
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