The 1754 Massachusetts Slave Census
- STOUGHTON -
In Obediance to the Order of ye Great &
General Court of ye Nineteenth of November
Last, We have Taken An Exact Act of the
Negro Slaves Within ye Town of Stoughton
& find that there is Six Males & Two Females,
of Sixteen Years old and upward.
Stoughton Janry Elkanah Billing ]
ye 1st 1755 Wm Royall ] Assessors
Joseph Billing ]
Daniel Richards ]
Note: Though only eight slaves are listed above sixteen, there is no accounting of the slave children who obviously resided in Stoughton.
Source: Massachusetts Slave Census of 1754 at the Massachusetts State Archives [Stoughton, p. 97].
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