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


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RUN away about twelve Days ago from his Master, a Black Boy with Wool Hair, about twelve Years old, with a gray Livery, trim’d with Green, and brass Buttons, and a Steel Collar on his Neck; whereon is engraved thus: (Quaw, belonging to Mr. G. Woodcraft, Attorney at Law in the Poultry, London)  Whoever will bring him to his said Master, shall be satisfied for their trouble.

ID:r0708
Newspaper title:Post Boy (1695)
Newspaper region:South East England
Country:England
Newspaper date:5 July 1718
Runaway date:June 1718
Page number:2
Institution:British Library: Burney Collection (Online)
Given name:Quavo
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Racial descriptor:Black
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Age:12
Gender:male
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Physical characteristics:Wool Hair
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Clothing:a gray Livery, trim’d with Green, and brass Buttons, and a Steel Collar on his Neck
Accused of crime:no
Warning notice:no
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Owner:Mr. G. Woodcraft
Owner occupation:Attorney at Law
Owner address:the Poultry, London
Name of contact:Mr. G. Woodcraft
Contact occupation:Attorney at Law
Contact address:the Poultry, London
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Other reward:be satisfied for their trouble
Total reward:be satisfied for their trouble
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Notes:Thanks to Mr AM Berrett for pointing out the man was named Quaw not Quavo.