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


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A Tall Negro young fellow commonly known by the name of Jack Chelsea, having a Collar about his Neck (unless it be lately filed off) with these Words; Mr Moses Goodyeare of Chelsea his Negro, run away from his Master last Tuesday evening. Whoever secures him and gives notice to Mr Salter at his Coffee-house in Chelsea, shall have 10 s. Reward, he is supposed to be loytering about London.

ID:r0674
Newspaper title:Post Man and the Historical Account
Newspaper region:South East England
Country:England
Newspaper date:24 June 1704
Runaway date:20 June 1704
Page number:2
Institution:British Library: Burney Collection (Online)
Given name:Jack
Given surname:Chelsea
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Racial descriptor:Negro
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Age:young
Gender:male
Height:tall
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Clothing:a Collar about his Neck (unless it be lately filed off) with these Words; Mr Moses Goodyeare of Chelsea his Negro
Accused of crime:no
Warning notice:no
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Ran from region:South East England
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Destination (region):South East England
Destination (specified):is supposed to be loytering about London
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Owner:Mr Moses Goodyeare
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Owner address:Chelsea
Name of contact:Mr Salter
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Contact address:his Coffee-house in Chelsea
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Reward shillings:10
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Total reward:10 s. Reward
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