Slave Tenure Under the Royalls

 
Census and probate records have preserved the names of men, women, and children enslaved by the Royalls. This number is probably representative, but may well be incomplete. Blank spaces indicate there is no existing documentation at this time.

For Information on what we know about the daily lives of slaves at the Royall House see Slave Life at the Royall House.

Name                   Gender                  Reference                                    Date

Abba Female Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

Abba Female Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

Abraham Male MA Vital Records; Deaths Vol. 1 p. 466

1775

Barron Peter Male Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739

Barsheba Female Will of Isaac Royall Jr

1778

Belinda Female Belinda’s Petition to the Massachusetts General Court

1783

Betsey Female Isaac Jr. Letter to Simon Tufts

1776

Betty Female Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

Black Betty Female Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

Captain Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739 and 1752

Cato Account Book belonging to Isaac Royall Sr. and Isaac Royall Jr., 1724 – 1749

1738

Coba/Cuba Female Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

Cooper MA Vital Records; Deaths Vol. 1 p. 466

1775

Cuff Male Account Book belonging to Isaac Royall, Sr. and Isaac Royall, Jr., 1724 – 1749

1726

Cuffee Male Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739

Diana Female MA Vital Records; Births Vol. 1 p. 173

1761

Diana Female Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

Fortune Male Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739

George Male Isaac Jr. Letter to Simon Tufts

1776

George Male Runaway Slave Advertisement Boston Gazette

1759

George Male Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739 and 1752

Girl 6 years of age Female Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1752

Hagar Male Isaac Jr. Letter to Simon Tufts

1776

Hector, slave driver Male Gaspar, David Barry (1985). Bondsmen and Rebels: A Study of Master-Slave Relations in Antigua. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press

1736 (Antigua)

House Peter Male Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739

Jacob Male Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

Jemmy Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

John Male Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

Jonto Female Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739

Joseph Male Will of Isaac Royall Jr. (Kensington, England)

May 26, 1778 and Nov. 31st 1779

Joseph Male MA Vital Records; Births Vol. 1 p. 173

1761

Joseph Male Baptism record, NEHGS (New England Historic Genealogical Society) 1907. Vital Records of Medford, MA to the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society

1768

Joseph Male MA Vital Records; Deaths Vol. 1 p. 466

1761

Mira Isaac Jr. Letter to Simon Tufts

1776

Nan Account Book belonging to Isaac Royall Sr. and Isaac Royall Jr., 1724 – 1749.

1726

Nancy Isaac Jr. Letter to Simon Tufts

1776

Nancy Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

Nanny Will of Isaac Royall Jr

1778

Ned Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739

Nuba Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

Old Cook Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739 and 1752

Old Negro Man Male Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739 and 1752

Peter June Male Account Book belonging to Isaac Royall Sr. and Isaac Royall Jr., 1724 – 1749.

1732

Peter Male Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

Phebe Female MA Vital Records; Deaths Vol. 1 p. 467

1765

Phillip Male Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739

Plato MA Vital Records; Deaths Vol. 1 p. 467

1768

Present Female Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

Prine Female Baptism record, NEHGS (New England Historic Genealogical Society) 1907. Vital Records of Medford, MA to the Year 1850.  Boston: New England                     Historic Genealogical Society

1768

Priscilla Female Will of Isaac Royall Jr. (Kensington, England)

May 26, 1778 and Nov. 31 1779

Quaco Male Gaspar, David Barry (1985). Bondsmen and Rebels: A Study of Master-Slave Relations in Antigua. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press

1736 (Antigua)

Quacoe Male Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

Quamino Male Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739

Robin Male Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739

Robin Male Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

Ruth Female Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739

Santo Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739 and 1752

Sarah Female Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

Smith Male Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739

Stephen Male Isaac Jr. Letter to Simon Tufts

1776

Stephy
Sue (Susanna) Female Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739

Tobey Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

Trace
Trace Female Isaac Sr. Probate Inventory

1739

Walker Will of Isaac Royall Sr.

1739

 
Anthony Male Mount Hope Farm Lease

1752

Mingo Male Mount Hope Farm Lease

1752

Betty Female Mount Hope Farm Lease

1752