London

Title

London

Description

child servant

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Location or Address

Baptized at Southold

Enslaver or Household

Thomas Deering [Dering] Esq

Baptism Date

October 29, 1769

Biographical Notes

Both reside on Shelter Island. Note: Thomas Dering kept five enslaved people in 1776. In 1821, the widow of Sylvester Dering manumitted an enslaved man named London. This baptism record was likely that of the same man. He took the surname Ward and was enumerated as free household head residing on Shelter Island in the following censuses:
1810: 5 free people of color.
1820: 1 male 45+, 1 female 45+, 1 female 26-44, 1 male 14-25, 1 female 14-25, total=5.
1830: 1 male 55-99, 1 female 36-54, 2 males 10-23, 1 female 10-23, total=5.
1840: 1 male 55-99, 1 female 55-99, 1 male 36-54, 1 male 24-35, total=4.

He was probably the father of Terrisa/Teresa Ward (#1531). He was likely closely related (brother or father) to Frank Ward who was a free person of color in a household of two people on Shelter Island in the 1810 federal census.

Source/s

Original Southold parish register accessed at Ancestry.com under the collection entitled, U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701–1970>New York>Southold>First Presbyterian Church>Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths>1749-1832>image 189/340.

Jacob E. Mallmann's Historical Papers on Shelter Island and its Presbyterian Church (1899), 75-76. Available at Archive.org.

Files

1769.BAP London_Deering of Shelt Is.JPG

Collection

Citation

“London,” Plain Sight Project, accessed October 17, 2021, http://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1738.