In 1995 I published my first book 'Chains Unbound: Slave Emancipations in Greenwich, Connecticut.' My original intention was for it to be used as an educational resource. This is an online companion site that I've created, especially for those of you utilizing online resources and smartphones. I've also included additional items and news articles not found in the 1995 edition. Jeffrey Bingham Mead, Historian and Author. October 13, 2014.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Emancipation of Andrew by Lucy Heusted (Husted) (1796)

by Lucy, Widow and Relict of Moses Heusted
Volume 13, Page 715
Signed: February 1, 1796
Recorded: March 30, 1796

State of Connecticut Fairfield County ss  In Greenwich t
hese certify that application 
has been made to us the Subscribers Justices of the peace in and for said Fairfield County
by Mrs. Lucy Heusted, widow and relict of Moses heisted Junr. late of said Greenwich decd
and according to the Statute Law of this State in such case made and provided entitled we have 
enquired, examined and find the said Andrew to be a healthy person and between 
twenty five and forty five years of age. We fnd by actual examination of said
Andrew that he is desirous of being emancipated and made free as aforesaid.
We do therefore hereby certify the said Andrew to be a proper person to be made
free according to said Statute Law as witness our hands the first day of February
AD 1796.                                                                    Amos Mead       Justices of
                                                                                    Jabez Fitch         peace 
Know all men by these presents that on receiving the above certificate I Lucy
Heusted of Greenwich in County of Fairfield and State of Connecticut  Do hereby 
give, grant, emancipate make free and set at liberty my negro man called Andrew 
free and clear from me, my heirs, executors & administrators forever and free and
clear from any other person or persons claiming from by or under me. And also
hereby warrant with the said Andrew that from the date hereof he may go for him
self, transact his own business and be a slave to no person by virtue of any title given
by me or any person by from under me. As witness my hand and seal this 
first day of February Anno Domini 1796.
                                                                           Lucy      X    Heusted

In presence of
Jabez Fitch
Peter Avery                                                                 Rec'd to record March ye 30th AD 1796
                                                                                    and recorded by me   Jabez Fitch  Town Clerk

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