Peter Derby

Title

Peter Derby

Description

African descent

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Male or Female

Male

Location or Address

Southold

Status

Enslaved

Enslaver or Household

Estate of William Albertson

Birth Date

1795, calculated from his reported age (25 years) at the time of his manumission.

Death Date

July 10, 1851

Misc. Date

June 1, 1817, entered into full church membership.
April 22, 1820 (manumission certificate approved by overseers of the poor); May 4, 1820 (manumission certificate recorded in town record book).

Biographical Notes

He was a son of Kedar (#1639) and Pegg (#1640). Elements of J.W. Case's biographical paragraph can be confirmed. A Peter Derby (Black, age 50, born New York) was living in Boston’s Sixth Ward at the time of the 1850 Federal census.

According to administration papers filed by J. W. Case, Peter Derby died intestate in Sag Harbor in mid-1851. His brother Derby Derby waived his rights as next of kin and requested that Joseph Wickham Case be appointed administrator of his deceased brother's estate ($200-$300). Administration granted to J.W. Case, October 20, 1851.

Source/s

Original record at Ancestry.com>U.S. Presbyterian Church Records 1701-1970> New York>Southold>First Presbyterian Church>Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths>1749-1832>image 222/340 (church membership).

Southold Town Records Liber E: 69, see URL southoldtownny.gov=>Weblink/Laserfiche=>Town Clerk>Town Record Books>Liber E 1818-1887>image 160/175 (manumission documents).

Biographical information excerpted from "Peter" paragraph by J.W. Case, “Kedar and his Family” in Long Island Traveler, January 23, 1879.

Death notice from Cleveland Supplement, Long Island Traveler, February 27, 1879, page 3.

Administration papers at Suffolk County Surrogate Court at Riverhead, New York (Liber G: 278; #4129).

Files

1817.MBR.Peter_WmAlbertson.JPG
1820.MANU.Peter Derby_Albertson.JPG
1851.DEA.Peter_Albertson from Cleveland Supp.JPG
1879.Peter_JWCase.JPG

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Citation

“Peter Derby,” Plain Sight Project, accessed July 6, 2022, http://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1648.