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 George Moore (Formerly named Torkey) by Amos Mead, Esquire; Silas Mead; Solomon Mead; Abraham Mead; Jared Mead-heirs of Ebenezer Mead, Esq. (1796)

by Amos Mead, Esq.; Silas Mead, Solomon Mead, 
Abraham Mead, Jared Mead -heirs of Ebenezer Mead, Esq.
Volume 14, Page 292
Signed: May 10, 1796
Recorded: June 15, 1796     

State of Connecticut Fairfield County ss In Greenwich these
certify that application has been made to us the Subscribers Justices of 
the peace in and for Fairfield County by Amos Mead, Esquire, Silas
Mead, Solomon Mead, Jared Mead and Abraham Mead, heirs of Ebene-
zee Mead Esquire late of Greenwich dec'd expressing their desire to 
emancipate and make free their negro man George Moore
(formerly called Torkey) and according to the Statute Law of this State 
n such case made and provided, we have enquired, examined and 
find the said George Moore to be a healthy person and between the age 
of twenty five and forty five years. We have personally examined said George
Moore who is desirous of being made free as aforesaid.  We do therefore 
hereby certify the said George Moore to be a proper person to be made free 
according to said Statute Law. Given under our hand in said
Greenwich the tenth day of May AD 1796.

                                                                    Jabez Fitch           Justices 
                                                                    John Mackay       of peace
                                                                    Silas Mead              L.S. 
                                                                    Solomon Mead        L.S. 
                                                                    Amos Mead             L.S. 
                                                                    Jared Mead              L.S. 
                                                                    Abrm Mead             L.S. 

Rec'd to record June 15th AD 1796
and recorded by me Jabez Fitch  Town Clerk

Emancipation of Morris by Amos Mead and Richard Mead (1802)

Volume 15, Page 392
by Amos Mead and Richard Mead
Signed: November 23, 1802
Recorded: November 23, 1802     

State of Connecticut Fairfield County ss In Greenwich 
This may certify that application has been made to us the Subscribing Justices 
of the peace in and for Fairfield County by Amos Mead Esquire and
Richard Mead of said Greenwich expressing their desire to emancipate their negro 
man Morris, and according to to the Statute Law of this State entitled an Act 
in addition to and alteration of an act concerning Indian, Mollato and negro 
servants and slaves. We have enquired, examined and find the said Morris to 
be a healthy person and between the age of twenty five and forty five years of age and 
have personally examined the said Morris who wishes to be made free and
emancipated agreeably to said Statute Law. Given under Our hands and 
test of office the 23d day of November 1802.
.                                                                   Jabez Mead
                                                                                                of peace
                                                                    Gilbert Close

Know all men by these presents that on receiving the above certifi-
cate We the Subscribers Amos Mead and Richard Mead of Greenwich 
in Fairfield County and State of Connecticut  Do give, grant, emancipate 
and make free and set at liberty our said negro man Morris from
and after the date hereof free and clear from us and our heirs and every  
other person or persons claiming him for or under us or them and from &
after the date hereof he the said Morris is permitted to go for himself and 
be a slave to no person and to transact his own business. In witness whereof 
we have hereunto set my hands and seals the 23d day of November 1802

Jabez Fitch                                                   Amos Mead    L.S.
Gilbert Close                                                Richard Mead  L.S.  

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