Jonathan Fowler of Digby, merchant, sells to John Croscup of Granville, farmer, "a female Negro child named [Catherine] about two years old." Fowler, one of Digby's earliest merchants, was a Loyalist from Westchester County, New York. Croscup, also a Loyalist, was probably Fowler's son-in-law.
Date: 14 July 1796
Reference: Chesley family fonds Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 177 number 75
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