Toney, 34 years, ordinary fellow, (Black Brigade). Formerly slave to Rymer Suydam at Brooklyn, who left said negro in 1776 to shift for himself. GMC.
Hager Kennedy, 29 years, ordinary wench, (Black Brigade). Formerly slave to Mathew Hardey, Augusta County, Georgia; left him about 4 years ago. GBC.
Sam her son, 1 year, (Black Brigade). Born free within the British lines.
Peter Harding, 28 years, stout fellow, (Black Brigade). Formerly slave to James Paul, Northumberland County, Virginia; left him about 4 years ago. GBC.
Kate Harding, aged 40 years, ordinary wench, (Black Brigade). Formerly slave to Mr. Armsted, Gloucester County, Virginia; left him about 7 years ago. GBC.
Ebenezer Harding, 2 1/2 years, (Black Brigade). Born free within the British lines.
John Jackson, 30 years, stout fellow, (Black Brigade). Formerly slave to Peter Curtinas, Morristown, New Jersey; left him about 7 years ago. GMC.
Hannah Jackson, 30 years, stout wench, (Black Brigade). Formerly slave to Aaron Gilbert, Morristown, New Jersey; left him about 7 years ago. GBC.
Pompy Colt, 27 years, ordinary fellow, (Black Brigade). Formerly slave to Mr. Colt, Santee River, South Carolina; left him about 3 1/2 years ago. GMC.
Toby Castington, 33 years, stout fellow, (Black Brigade). Formerly slave to John Conner, Kent County, Virginia; left him about 7 years ago, with Lord Dunmore. GBC.
Cloe Mann, 34 years, ordinary wench, (Black Brigade). Formerly slave to Samuel Griggory, Virginia; left him about 7 years ago. GBC.
Bettsey Mann, 5 years, (Black Brigade). Born free within the British lines.
In pursuance of two orders from His Excellency Sir Guy Carleton, K. B., General & Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces, from Nova Scotia to West Florida inclusive, both dated Head Quarters, New York, the one the 15th April and the other the 22nd May, 1783, We whose names are hereunto subscribed do certifie that we did carefully inspect the aforegoing vessels on the 30th day of November 1783, And that on board the said vessels we found the Negroes mentioned in the aforegoing list, amounting to one Hundred and Forty two men, Ninety women and fifty four Children, And to the best of our Judgement believe them to be all the Negroes on board the said Vessels, And we enquired of the Master of each Vessel, whether he had any records, Deeds, or Archives, or papers, or other property of the Citizens of the United States on board and to each enquiry we were answered in the negative. And we further certify that we furnished each Master of a vessel, with a Certified List of the Negroes on board the vessel, And informed him that he would not be permitted to Land in Nova Scotia any other Negroes, than those contained in the List, And that if any other Negroes were found on board the vessel, he would be severely punished. And that we informed the Agent for Transports of this Matter And desired him to use means for returning back to the Port of New York all Negroes not mentioned in the Lists.
London, 19th February. 1784
[Signed] William Armstrong & T. Gilfillan
[No. 47, Inspection rolls of Negroes]
Recapitulation of the number of Negroes who have availed themselves of the Late Commander in Chief’s Proclamations by comming in within the British Lines in North America, which numbers distinguishing Men, Women and Children have been Inspected by the Commissioners appointed by His Excellency Sir Guy Carleton K.B. Commander in Chief, for that Purpose, on Board the Several Vessels in which they were Embarked previous to their Time of Sailing from the Port of New York in North America, between the 23rd April and the 30th November 1783 Both Days Inclusive.
Inspected, registered and regularly certified by the Commissioners and Secretary
appointed for that purpose between the 26th April and the 30th November 1783
both days inclusive.
Inspected on the 30 November 1783 by captains Gillfillan and Armstrong on
board the fleet laying near Statten Island in the absence of the American Commisioners
and secretary, which numbers have since been regularly been registered and
certified by said two captains.
TOTAL [of the two amounts as written in the BON]
NB The above number 3000 negroes including men, women and children are registered
in the Book no. I accompanying this Book no. II.
London 19th February 1784. [signed] T. Gillfillan etc etc.