James Covell

Title

James Covell

Description

Indian indentured servant

Sex

Male

Location or Address

Southold

Status

Indentured

Enslaver or Household

John Paine

Source/s

Southold Town Records, Volume 2 (1884), page 74-75 [original record book page, 27].
Original record at URL https://southoldtownny.gov/ [click on Weblink/Laserfiche icon bottom of page] Town Clerk>Town Record Books>Liber C 1685-1701> image 62/635.

Owner or Household

Matthew Mayhew of Martha's Vineyard sold the indenture contract (seven years) for two native Americans, Keiape (alias Felix; #410) and James Covell, to Jacob Mayle for 25 pounds. Keiape and Covell were given the chance to pay Mayhew for their freedom. If not ["for want thereof"] they were to be sold "into any part of their Majesties Dominions." Mayle sold the indentures to Pain.

Biographical Text

The original indenture was dated 1693. The sale to John Paine of Southold was recorded 6 January 1696/7.

Files

1693.Indian servants Keiape and Covell to pay 25 lbs or be sold.JPG

Collection

Citation

“James Covell,” Plain Sight Project, accessed October 17, 2021, http://plainsightproject.org/items/show/411.