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1717 East Hampton Church (Beecher, p.95).jpg
Commissioned in 1715. A 1732 town trustees vote formalized that "negroes may sit in the 2nd gallery, west side."In an 1780 town trustee record: “Ned negro to ring the bel for 30/0,” and in a 1784 record as “Jeremiah Osborn’s Ned” agreeing to ring the…

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143 Main St. East Hampton, NY Owned by Wm. Fithian then in 1670 Matthias Burnett, 1776 Burnett Miller, and Jonathan Dayton (1764-1824). An enslaved man, Peter, is left by Matthias Burnett to Burnett Miller, “I leave to my grand son, Burnet Miller,…

one Indian Captive girle about Thirteene or foorteene yeeres of age Comonlie Called or knowne by ye name of Beck for him ye sd James Loper his heires or assignes or Either of them for to have hould posses and enjoy as his or their proper estate…

"negro servt."
1740
East Hampton, British Colonial America

“Negro Woman”
1713
East Hampton, Amagansett, British Colonial America

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An enslaved woman of African heritage, Boose is the earliest known named enslaved person in East Hampton. She was part of the Lion and Mary Gardiner holdings and mentioned in at least two contemporary sources.

"children of Chriss, negro servt."
1736
East Hampton, British Colonial America

"negro sevt. of Mr. Chatfield"
1730
East Hampton, British Colonial America

"a negro man"
1738
East Hampton, British Colonial America

"woman negro servt. "
1736
East Hampton, British Colonial America
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