Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Deed of sale of a slave child

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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