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Slave Owners in British Colonial Dependencies

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Slave Owners in British Colonial Dependencies
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2008 and Revised 21 Jul 2008

    About Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834
    (Ref: Ancestry.com .)

    This database contains slave registers from former British colonial dependencies, many of them in the Caribbean, for various years in between 1812 and 1834. Information available on these records includes: name of owner, parish of residence, name, gender, age, and nationality of slave.

    In 1807 The Abolition of Slave Trade Act came into force. The act made the trade in slaves from Africa to the British colonies illegal. To combat illicit transportation following this act many of the British Colonies began keeping registers of black slaves who had been so-called “lawfully enslaved”. In 1819 the Office for the Registry of Colonial Slaves was established in London and copies of the slave registers kept by the colonies were sent to this office. Registration generally occurred once every three years. The registers continue through to 1834 when slavery was officially abolished.

    Searches for various names and locations can be performed at Ancestry.com .

    The Slave Registers of Former British Colonial Dependencies (1812-1834) at Ancestry.com show the following Prentice slave ownerships:

    NAME 		BORN 		PARISH 		DEPENDENCY 	Year 	OWNER'S NAME
    
    Bessy 		abt 1821 	St Michael 	Barbados 	1829 	George Prentice		See App. A.
    Joe 		abt 1798 	Barbados 			1832 	George Prentice 	
    Joe 		abt 1798 	St Michael 	Barbados 	1829 	George Prentice 	
    John William 	abt 1805 	St Michael 	Barbados 	1829 	George Prentice 	
    John William 	abt 1805 	  		Barbados 	1832 	George Prentice 	
    Mingo 		abt 1799 	St Michael 	Barbados 	1829 	George Prentice 	
    Mingo 	  	  		Barbados 			1832 	George Prentice 	
    Philip 		abt 1825 	St Michael 	Barbados 	1829 	George Prentice 	
    
    Bessy 		abt 1821 	St Michael 	Barbados 	1834 	Georgian A Prentice	See App. A 	
    Phillip 	  	  	Barbados 	  			Georgiana Prentice 	
    Phillip 	abt 1825 	St Michael 	Barbados 	1834 	Georgian A Prentice 
    Bissy 	  	  				Barbados 	  	Georgiana Prentice 	
    	
    Nelson 		abt 1798 	St Michael 	Barbados 	1834 	Catharine Prentice	See App. A 	
    Nelson 		abt 1798 	St Michael 	Barbados 	1826 	Catharine Prentice 	
    
    John 		abt 1767 	St Michael 	Barbados 	1823 	Edward Prentice 	
    John 	  			St Michael 	Barbados 	1826 	Edward Prentice 	
    
    Betty 		abt 1800 			Nevis 	 		Lawrence Haddock Prentice 	
    Elina 		abt 1825 			Nevis 			Lawrence Haddock Prentice 	
    Isabella 	abt 1822 			Nevis		1828 	Lawrence Haddock Prentice 	
    Kitsey 		abt 1813 	  		Nevis 		1828 	Lawrence Haddock Prentice 	
    Mary Newton 	abt 1807 	  		Nevis 		1828 	Lawrence Haddock Prentice 	
    Ned 		abt 1795 	  		Nevis 		1828 	Lawrence Haddock Prentice 	
    William 	abt 1813 			Nevis 		1828 	Lawrence Haddock Prentice 	
    
    Boatswain 	abt 1776 			Berbice 	1822 	William Prentice Esquire 	
    
    	

    Appendix A: George Prentice is #2 in our Fall 2001 article about James Prentice of Co. Wicklow, Ireland . Georgiana and Catherine may be his daughters.

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