Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

Source Information

Slave Sales in Somerset and Worcester County land records, 1825-1864

Slave Sales • 1,876 Records • Uploaded July 7, 2021

This source was abstracted from land records that recorded information regarding slave sales including the names of the buyers, sellers, and names of the enslaved individuals. Also noted are the dollar amounts involved and notations if they were sold out of state to potential slave dealers, as well as "certificates of removal" denoting enslaved people entering Maryland from another state (not for the purpose of sale). Original records can be found on MDLANDREC using the liber and folio cited on the record.

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Fields Included

The list below shows the data fields included in this source. If a field is marked as Indexed, it is searchable.

  • County Indexed
  • Liber
  • Folio
  • Seller Indexed
  • Buyer Indexed
  • Slave Indexed
  • Additional Information (price, other items) Indexed
  • Year
  • Date
  • Sold out of state or to possible slave dealer Indexed
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