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


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RUN away on the 7th Instant from Dr. Gustavus Brown’s Lodgings in Glasgow, a Negro Woman, named Ann, being about 18 Years of Age, with a green Gown and a Brass Collar about her Neck, on which are engraved these Words [“Gustavus Brown in Dalkieth his Negro, 1726.”] Whoever apprehends her, so as she may be recovered, shall have two Guineas Reward, and necessary Charges allowed by Laurance Dinwiddie Junior Merchant in Glasgow, or by James Mitchelson, Jeweller in Edinburgh.

ID:r0002
Newspaper title:Edinburgh Evening Courant
Newspaper region:Central belt Scotland
Country:Scotland
Newspaper date:13 February 1727
Runaway date:7 February 1727
Page number:4
Institution:Mitchell Library (Glasgow)
Given name:Ann
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Racial descriptor:Negro
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Age:18
Gender:female
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Clothing:a green Gown and a Brass Collar about her Neck, on which are engraved these Words [“Gustavus Brown in Dalkieth his Negro, 1726.”]
Accused of crime:no
Warning notice:no
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Ran from region:Central belt Scotland
Ran from specified:Glasgow
Destination (region):-
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Owner:Dr Gustavus Brown
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Owner address:Glasgow
Name of contact:Laurance Dinwiddie; James Mitchelson
Contact occupation:Merchant; Jeweller
Contact address:Glasgow; Edinburgh
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Reward pounds:2
Reward shillings:2
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Other reward:necessary Charges
Total reward:two Guineas Reward, and necessary Charges
Ad repeated in other newspapers:yes
Ad repeated:

ibid. - 7th - 9th March 1727.

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