London Dayton
1798

LondonDayton1798.pdf

Title

London Dayton
1798

Subject

Person

Description

"negro man formerly a servant to John Dayton"

Creator

David Rattray

Name

London Dayton

Sex

Male

Status

Free

Owner or Household

Josiah Dayton

Biographical Text

Sale of a 1/2 acre parcel near the "Round Swamp Whalebone, so called," in East Hampton Township, N.Y., by Selah Pike to London (Dayton), "negro man formerly a servant to John Dayton," both of said township, for 33 shillings "to me in hand before sealing paid,"April 3, 1799.

1790 Census lists 2 enslaved people in the John Dayton household, and 1 "all other free persons."

1800 Census lists 1 enslaved person in the John Dayton household.

1810 Census lists 1 slave in the John Dayton household.

See additional property records in the L.I. Collection, including a copy of a lease in Oneida, NY. (Also sometimes known as Lunnon) Also see Records of the Town of East Hampton V.4, p. 302. c. 1797-8 "London, a negro slave of Josiah Dayton."

Also see East Hampton Town Records "Book G" p. 164, 1798 ".. London a negro slave of Josiah Dayton ... to be under the age of fifty years and of sufficient ability to provide a living for himself." East Hampton 29th Jany 1798.

Unclear if "John" was a mistake in the land deal

Source/s

East Hampton Town Records, "Volume G," 1698-1874EH Library Pennypacker Collection, p. 164

Citation

David Rattray, “London Dayton
1798,” Plain Sight Project, accessed November 29, 2020, http://plainsightproject.org/items/show/356.