Runaway Slave Ads

RUNAWAY SLAVE ADS
from The Maryland State Archives Presents
Beneath the Underground: The Flight to Freedom
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Listed in Date Order in Two Locations
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Information
Runaway
Information
Departure &
Destination
Owner Incarceration Notes
Committal Notice
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1830/11/23
Ad Date: 1830/11/23 -NR//NR
Daniel
Gender: M
Age: 25
Caste: enslaved
Thomas Baden M.D.
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Washington, DC
1830/11/10
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1847/06/03
Ad Date: 1847/06/03 -3t//3t
Reward: $50.00
Philip
Gender: M
Age: 30
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1847/05/30
Destination: Between Nottingham and Piscataway Prince George’s County or Free State
Category: Family
Justification: He is said to have a wife
Thos. Baden
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Near Nottingham
He left his wife and children at home
Runaway Ad
Baltimore Sun
Press Date:1852/01/03
Ad Date: 1852/01/03 -tf//tf
Reward: $100.00
James
Gender: M
Age: 30
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1851/12/29
Notes: His wife belongs to Mr. John Eversfield, near Nottingham, MD
Z.B. Beall
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Upper Marlboro
He was purchased from the estate of Robert Bowie, where he has a father and brothers.
Runaway Ad
Marlboro Gazette and Prince George’s Advertiser
Press Date:1852/01/07
Ad Date: 1852/01/07 -1852/01/14
Reward: $100.00
James
Gender: M
Age: 30
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1851/12/29
Destination: Upper Marlboro; Nottingham
Category: family
Justification: purchased from the estate of Robert W. Bowie, where he has fathers and brothers; his wife belongs to John Eversfield, near Nottingham
Z.B. Beall
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: near Upper Marlboro
Has a scar on his upper lip caused by a kick from a mule.
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1859/12/07
Ad Date: 1859/12/07 -1860/01/25
Reward: $100.00
William
Gender: M
Age: 34
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1859/11/30
Destination: Nottingham, or Washington, DC
Category: family
Justification: His mother at Mr. Clifford Bowie’s on the Patuxent River near Nottingham
Benjamin Berry
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: near Centreville
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1838/09/04
Ad Date: 1838/09/04 -1838/09/15
Reward: $100.00
Washington
DOB: 1808
Gender: M
Age: 30
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1838/09/02 George Biscoe
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1829/04/25
Ad Date: 1829/04/25 -1829/04/26
Reward: $200.00
David
Gender: M
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1829/04/18
Destination: Pennsylvania
Category: family
Justification: wife
George Biscoe
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Maryland Gazette
Press Date:1777/10/02
Charles
DOB: 1757
Gender: M
Age: 20
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1777/09/01
Notes:
Destination:
Notes:
Category:
Justification:
John Thomas Boucher
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: George Town
// formerly held by George Nailor, Nottingham, PG
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1835/07/03
Ad Date: 1835/07/03 -1835/08/15
Reward: $100.00
William Hanson Lee
AKA Hanson
Gender: M
Age: 28
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1835/06/15 Fielder Bowie
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Baltimore Sun
Press Date:1857/04/24
Ad Date: 1857/04/24 -tf//tf
Reward: $50.00
Jim
Gender: M
Age: 22
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1857/04/13
Destination: Alexandria Ferry and Washington, DC
Notes: has a mother living near Alexandria ferry and family in Washington, DC
Category: family
Justification: Has a mother living near their and other relations.
John Bowie
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1835/09/21
Ad Date: 1835/09/21 -1835/12/08
Reward: $50.00
Jack
AKA Jack Boswell
Gender: M
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1835/09/14
Destination: Pennsylvania
Category: free state
Justification: He ran away to PA 4 yrs ago and was brought home.
Robert Bowie
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1836/01/04
Ad Date: 1835/09/21 -1836/08/31
Reward: $150.00
Jack
AKA Jack Boswell
Gender: M
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1835/09/14
Destination: Pennsylvania
Category: precedence
Justification: ran away to PA about four or five years previous and was caught and returned
Robert Bowie
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1838/04/10
Ad Date: 1838/04/10 -1838/04/17
Reward: $100.00
Richard
AKA Boom
DOB: 1800
Gender: M
Age: 38
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1838/04/07
Destination: Pennsylvania or New York
Robert Bowie
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Near Nottingham
“his sir name is Boom”; will definitely shave his bushy hair as he did 7 or 8 years ago when he made his escape to Pennsylvania and remained there for several months, when he came home again and was pardoned”; He took all of his clothes with him
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1828/10/25
Ad Date: 1828/10/25 -NR//NR
Reward: $100.00
Jack
DOB: 1795
Gender: M
Age: 33
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1828/09/25
Category: Family
Justification: Nottingham/Collington
Robert Bowie
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1813/09/23
Ad Date: 1813/09/20 -1813/10/28
Frisby
Gender: M
Age: 36
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1813/09/19
Destination: Nottingham, PG
Category: Frederick, MD
Robert Bowie
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Frederick
Had a nephew, Tom, who escaped from the same owner at an earlier date
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1854/05/10
Ad Date: 1854/05/10 -1854/11/15
Reward: $150.00
Lewis
Gender: M
Age: 21
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1853/08/00
Notes: “said boy workind in Mr. Belt’s blacksmith shop in Upper Marlboro…lived in Nottingham w/ Dr. Gray…
William Bowie
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Bellefield Plantation
Mr. Waring was the manager of Bowie’s estate at Bellefield
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1837/10/28
Ad Date: 1837/10/28 -1837/10/31
Reward: $200.00
John
DOB: 1802
Gender: M
Age: 35
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1837/10/07
Destination: Calvert County
Category: family
Justification: has a wife residing in Calvert County
Michael Carroll
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
American and Commercial Daily Advertiser
Press Date:1837/10/28
Ad Date: 1837/10/28 -1837/11/18
Reward: $200.00
John
DOB: 1806
Gender: M
Age: 31
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1837/10/07
Destination: Calvert County or Baltimore City
Category: family
Justification: wife lives in Calverty County and free relatives live in Baltimore City
Michael Carroll
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
owner also said that runaway might be going north because he left “without provocation”
Runaway Ad
Maryland Republican
Press Date:1837/10/31
Ad Date: 1837/10/31 -NR//NR
Reward: $200.00
John
Gender: M
Age: 31
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1837/10/07
Destination: Calvert County or Baltimore
Category: family
Justification: Has a wife in Calvert County
Michael Carroll
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Maryland Republican
Press Date:1837/10/31
Ad Date: 1837/10/31 -1837/12/05
Reward: $200.00
John
DOB: 1806
Gender: M
Age: 31
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1837/10/07
Destination: Calvert County
Category: family
Justification: Wife
Michael Carroll
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Baltimore Sun
Press Date:1841/07/07
Ad Date: 1841/07/07 -3t//3t
Reward: $300.00
John
Gender: M
Age: 34
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1837/10/07
Destination: Pennsylvania
Notes: Pennsylvania
Michael Carroll
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
American and Commercial Daily Advertiser
Press Date:1838/01/20
Ad Date: 1838/01/20 -1838/02/03
Reward: $400.00
John
DOB: 1807
Gender: M
Age: 31
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1837/10/00
Destination: Calvert County
Category: family
Justification: wife
Micheal Carroll
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Committal Notice
Daily National Intelligencer Washington Advertiser
Press Date:1810/05/07
Ad Date: 1810/04/07 -1810/06/22
Simond
DOB: 1784
Gender: M
Age: 26
Caste: enslaved
Joseph Carter
State: Maryland
County: Charles County
Locale: Nottingham
Frederick County
1810/04/15
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1829/06/16
Ad Date: 1829/06/16 -1829/06/16
Reward: $40.00
Hopey
Gender: F
Age: 30
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1829/04/02 William Chew
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
fled with 3 year old child
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1832/03/27
Ad Date: 1832/03/27 -1832/04/28
Reward: $40.00
London
Gender: M
Age: 36
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1832/03/23
Destination: Washington, DC or Dr. Berry’s near the Eastern Branch Bridge
Category: family
William B. Chew
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1840/09/08
Ad Date: 1840/09/08 -tf//tf
Reward: $400.00
Truman
Gender: M
Age: 36
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1840/08/24
Destination: Nottingham, Prince George’s County
Category: family
Justification: He has a wife at Mr. Richard Hill’s, and a brother named Nick, a blacksmith, working is Carroll’s shop in Nottingham, all of this county [PG]”; About the latter place I think he is lurking
Thomas Clagett
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: near Upper Marlboro
Purchased of MR. Zadock Chesley; Went off with Isaac Marshall [in same ad]; same person as [18380428ni], #18380803dni & 18400908dni
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1833/02/14
Ad Date: 1833/02/14 -1833/03/18
Reward: $100.00
John
Gender: M
Age: 21
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1833/02/04
Destination: Piscataway, near Nottingham, or Alexandria
Category: family
Justification: He was seen at Capt. Berch’s quarters.
Thomas Clagett
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Upper Marlborough
He was purchased from Mrs. Bowie near Piscataway. His mother lives at Dr. Marshall’s, and his brother lives at Dr. Eversfield’s.
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1841/06/29
Ad Date: 1841/06/25 -1841/07/09
Reward: $200.00
Robert
Gender: M
Age: 28
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1841/06/19
Destination: Forest of Prince George’s County
Justification: May be lurking in this area.
Ths. Clagett
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Near Upper Marlboro
“I purchased Bob in December last, out of the Marlborough jail, from Mr. Robert W. Bowie, near Nottingham, where he has a wife. When apprehended last winter, he was staying at Dr. Duckett’s, in the Forest of Prince George’s County”;see ad #[18400905ni]
Runaway Ad
Baltimore Sun
Press Date:1854/11/21
Ad Date: 1854/11/21 -3t//3t
Reward: $100.00
Gassaway
Gender: M
Age: 35
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1854/08/05
Notes: Gunpowder Mills P.O., Frederick Co.
Destination: Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Prince George’s County
Notes: was lately seen in PG Co., near Nottingham, and is supposed to be still about that place and Upper Marlboro’, but may be elsewhere
Meredith Davis
State: Maryland
County: Frederick County
Locale: Gunpowder Mills P.O.
was purchased by Henry Bradley Esq. Last March at Carroll’s Sale in PG Co.
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1854/11/29
Ad Date: 1854/11/29 -1854/12/06
Reward: $150.00
Gassaway
Gender: M
Age: 35
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1854/08/05
Notes: purchased from M.B. Carroll’s estate, 1853
Destination: Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Prince George’s County
Notes: Was seen in PG County, nr. Nottingham and Upper Marlboro
Meredith Davis
State: Maryland
County: Frederick County
Locale: Greenfield Mills
also advertised in Sun
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1853/11/30
Ad Date: 1853/11/30 -NR//NR
Reward: $20.00
Chaney
Gender: F
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1853/11/30
Destination: Black Walnut Thicket Farm in the Nottingham district
Category: family
Justification: Has a mother and a father livnig here.
James Duckett
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Willow Brooke
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1855/02/14
Ad Date: 1855/02/14 -1855/02/21
Reward: $20.00
Malvina
Gender: F
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1855/01/24
Notes: she has relations living at John T. Berry, nr. Nottingham; her husband belongs to Benj. T. Hodges, nr. Upper Marlboro
Category: family
James Duckett
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Woodville
Runaway Ad
Baltimore Sun
Press Date:1855/03/22
Ad Date: 1855/03/22 -tf//tf
Reward: $50.00
Emanuel
Gender: M
Age: 25
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1855/03/16
Notes: Nottingham District, PG county
Destination: Baltimore
Notes: I purchased him of Mrs. Sarah Harwood, Saratoga Street, Baltimore, and she has a brother of his living with her; and his mother (a free woman) also lives in Baltimore. His wife belongs to John L. Dufief, Esq., near Darnestown, Montgomery county
Category: family
Justification: He has a mother and a brother living there.
Thomas Early
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham P.O.
Committal Notice
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1816/08/12
Ad Date: 1816/08/12 -1816/09/04
Nathan
DOB: 1780
Gender: M
Age: 36
Caste: enslaved
Thomas Evensfield
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
1816/07/27
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1816/11/02
Ad Date: 1816/11/02 -1816/12/23
Reward: $20.00
Frank
DOB: 1799
Gender: M
Age: 17
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1816/09/05
Destination: Bladensburg
Category: family
Justification: parents belong to Benjamin Berry in Bladensburg.
John Eversfield
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1820/08/08
Ad Date: 1820/08/08 -1820/08/11
Reward: $20.00
Jim
DOB: 1792
Gender: M
Age: 28
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1820/08/03 John Eversfield
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1854/04/19
Ad Date: 1854/04/19 -tf//tf
Reward: $50.00
Sarah
Gender: F
Age: 21
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1854/03/22
Destination: Washington, DC
Notes: “…in Calvert County, or in Nottingham, or in Washington City where she has a sister…”
Category: family
Justification: She has a sister living here.
Margaret Ghiselin
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1841/07/22
Ad Date: 1841/07/03 -1842/03/17
Reward: $200.00
Ben
Gender: M
Age: 28
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1840/09/01
Destination: On the Patuxent, Hunting Creek
Category: family
Justification: “He has a father living at Mr. Walter B.C. Worthington’s, on the Patuxent, and an uncle at Bowieville, about one of which places he may be lurking, or he may be in the neighborhood of Hunting Creek, Calvert County where he was apprehended some years since
Robert Ghiselin
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Near Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Marlboro Gazette and Prince George’s Advertiser
Press Date:1841/04/22
Ad Date: 1840/10/22 -1841/08/12
Reward: $100.00
Ben
Gender: M
Age: 28
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1840/09/01
Destination: W. B. C. Worthington’s on the Patuxent; Bowieville; Hunting-creek, Calvert Co.
Category: family; previous escape
Justification: father living at Mr. Walter B. C. Worthington’s place on the Patuxent; uncle at Bowievill; previously apprehended at Hunting-creek, Calvert Co.
Robert Ghiselin
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: near Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Port Tobacco Times and Charles County Advertiser
Press Date:1852/02/25
Ad Date: 1852/02/25 -1852/05/12
Reward: $150.00
Henry
Gender: M
Age: 35
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1851/08/20
Destination: Nottingham
Category: family
Justification: He has a wife that belongs to Dr. Lewis Mackall on a farm near Nottingham
Dr. Greenfield
Locale: PG Jail
Runaway Ad
National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser
Press Date:1810/10/01
Ad Date: 1810/10/01 -1810/10/08
Frank
DOB: 1775
Gender: M
Age: 35
Caste: enslaved
G.T. Greenfield
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser
Press Date:1810/10/01
Ad Date: 1810/10/08 -1810/10/08
Isaac
DOB: 1779
Gender: M
Age: 31
Caste: enslaved
G.T. Greenfield
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer Washington Advertiser
Press Date:1810/05/11
Ad Date: 1810/05/11 -1810/05/30
Jim
DOB: 1782
Gender: M
Age: 28
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1810/05/01
Destination: Washington, Georgetown, Alexandria
Category: acquaintance
Gerrard Greenfield
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer Washington Advertiser
Press Date:1810/05/11
Ad Date: 1810/05/11 -1810/05/30
Frank
DOB: 1778
Gender: M
Age: 38
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1810/05/01
Destination: Washington, Georgetown, Alexandria
Category: acquaintance
Gerrard Greenfield
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer Washington Advertiser
Press Date:1810/05/11
Ad Date: 1810/05/11 -1810/05/30
Isaac
DOB: 1778
Gender: M
Age: 38
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1810/05/01
Destination: Washington, Geaorgetown, Alexandria
Category: acquaintance
Gerrard Greenfield
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1857/02/18
Ad Date: 1857/02/18 -1857/05/16
Reward: $50.00
John
Gender: M
Age: 60
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1856/02/10
Destination: the Forest of Prince George’s County, Upper Marlborough, AA County
Category: family
Justification: He has sisters living there.
John Grimes
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: near Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Maryland Gazette
Press Date:1759/10/11
Cato
DOB: 1727
Gender: M
Age: 32
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1759/09/26
Notes:
Destination:
Notes:
Category:
Justification:
Samuel Hanson
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
// fled PG, though owner in CH; went on a horse
Runaway Ad
National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser
Press Date:1809/12/04
Ad Date: 1809/12/04 -1809/12/29
Reward: $50.00
Charles
AKA Charles
DOB: 1781
Gender: M
Age: 28
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1809/11/19
Destination: Pennsylvania
Leonard Harvey
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser
Press Date:1810/01/01
Ad Date: 1809/12/04
Charles
DOB: 1786
Gender: M
Age: 23
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1809/11/19
Destination: Pennsylvania
Category: free state
William Harvey
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Leonard Harvey, a second owner, is also listed
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1853/11/16
Ad Date: 1853/11/09 -tf//tf
Reward: $100.00
Jim
Gender: M
Age: 22
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1853/11/09
Notes: “She has a mother and a father at ‘Black Walnut Thicket’ Farm, in Nottingham District
Clement Hill
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Runaway Ad
Planters’ Advocate
Press Date:1855/03/07
Ad Date: 1855/03/07
Reward: $25.00
Charles
Gender: M
Age: 21
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1855/03/01
Notes: mother lives at Matthew Eversfield, Nottingham
Category: family
William Hill
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1856/07/09
Ad Date: 1856/07/02 -1856/08/13
Reward: $100.00
Charles
Gender: M
Age: 21
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1856/07/09
Destination: Nottingham
Notes: raised on John T. Everfield’s farm; rented for a while to Mr. McKee
Category: familiarity
Justification: Supposed he is lurking here where he grew up.
William Hill
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: nr. Upper Marlborough
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1854/08/23
Ad Date: 1854/08/23 -1854/08/23
Reward: $50.00
John
Gender: M
Age: 27
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1854/08/14
Destination: Nottingham
Notes: His mother belongs to John Beal who is living with John T. Berry nr. Nottingham
Category: family
Justification: His mother lives here at the estate of John Beall
John Hodges
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Upper Marlboro
purchased “some years ago from the estate of William N. Boteler of PG
Runaway Ad
Baltimore Sun
Press Date:1854/08/24
Ad Date: 1854/08/24 -3t//3t
Reward: $50.00
John
Gender: M
Age: 27
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1854/08/14
Notes: Near Upper Marlboro’, PG Co.
Destination: Nottingham
Notes: his mother belongs to Mr. John Besil? Who is living with John T. Berry Esq., near Nottingham
Category: family
Justification: His mother lives there
John Hodges
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Upper Marlboro
was purchased two years ago from the estate of the late William N. Boteler of BA Co.
Runaway Ad
Maryland Journal and Baltimore Advertiser
Press Date:1788/09/09
Ad Date: 1788/08/05 -NR//NR
Reward: $3.00
Poll
DOB: 1763
Gender: F
Age: 25
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1788/07/25
Destination: To Annapolis/Baltimore
Clement Hollyday
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Baltimore Sun
Press Date:1852/06/28
Ad Date: 1852/06/28 -6t//6t
Reward: $100.00
Jim
Gender: M
Age: 22
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1852/06/22 James Hollyday
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Maryland Journal and Baltimore Advertiser
Press Date:1782/03/05
Ad Date: 1782/02/28 -NR//NR
Reward: $0.00
Herculus
DOB: 1742
Gender: M
Age: 40
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1781/10/00
Destination: To Dutch
Henry Howard
State: Maryland
County: Baltimore County
Locale: Nottingham Forges on the Great Falls of Gunpowder
Runaway Ad
Baltimore Sun
Press Date:1854/02/06
Ad Date: 1854/02/06 -2t//2t
Reward: $50.00
Charles
Gender: M
Age: 25
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1854/01/01
Notes: near Nottingham, PG Co.
William Isaac
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Baltimore Sun
Press Date:1859/01/08
Ad Date: 1858/01/08 -6t//6t
Reward: $100.00
Richard
Gender: M
Age: 25
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1858/12/25
Notes: left on Christmas 1858 to go aboard the steamer “George Weems” with Captain T. Weems; destination was Nottingham, Prince George’s Co.; was to return to Captain M. C. Jones, with whom he had sailed for the past two years
Notes: Nottingham
James Langley
State: Maryland
County: Baltimore City
Locale: Baltimore
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1855/11/14
Ad Date: 1855/11/14 -1855/12/05
Reward: $100.00
John
Gender: M
Age: 30
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1855/11/09
Notes: he has a wife at James Somerville’s, nr. Nottingham
Category: family
John Lee
State: Maryland
County: Calvert County
Locale: Hall’s Creek
purchased from the estate of Robert Ghiselin [of PG]
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1823/01/23
Ad Date: 1823/01/23 -1823/03/11
Reward: $100.00
Hanibal
DOB: 1806
Gender: M
Age: 17
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1821/06/01
Destination: Baltimore
Category: Family
Benjamin Mackall
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1857/08/19
Ad Date: 1857/08/19 -1857/09/16
Reward: $25.00
Sarah
Gender: F
Age: 30
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1857/08/08
Destination: Nottingham
Category: family
Justification: Has relations in this area.
C.C. Magruder
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Upper Marlborough
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1854/04/20
Ad Date: 1854/04/20 -2w//2w
Reward: $50.00
Sarah
Gender: F
Age: 21
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1854/04/00
Destination: Calvent County, Nottingham or Washington DC
Category: family
Justification: “She …may be lurking on the premise of Major John F. Lee, lately of Calvert Co. or in the vicinity of Nottingham or Washington where she has a sister”
C.C. Magruder
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: The residence of Mrs. Mary Ghiselin, in Nottingham, PG
Runaway Ad
Baltimore Sun
Press Date:1851/07/18
Ad Date: 1851/07/16 -4t//4t
Reward: $50.00
Tom
Gender: M
Age: 19
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1851/07/12
Notes: near Bladensburg
Destination: Nottingham. Prince George’s County
Notes: has a mother living in Nottingham, PG Co., who belongs to James E.G. Hollayday
Category: family
Justification: Mother lives there.
Fielder Magruder
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Bladensburg
Has grey eyes.
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1823/05/22
Ad Date: 1823/05/22 -1823/06/09
Reward: $20.00
Harry
DOB: 1788
Gender: M
Age: 35
Caste: enslaved
Henry Mangun
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Baltimore Sun
Press Date:1846/05/08
Ad Date: 1846/05/08 -4w//4w
Reward: $30.00
Bill
Gender: M
Age: 45
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1846/02/00
Notes: near Upper Marlboro, Prince Georges Co., MD
Destination: Nottingham
Notes: Has a wife belonging to the estate of the late Elisha Skinner near Nottingham where he was seen. Ad states that he is supposed to be in Calvert Co., as he crossed the Patuxent about three weeks ago.
Category: family
Justification: Has a wife living here at the estate of Elisha Skinner.
Baruch Mullikin
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Upper Marlboro
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1820/03/04
Ad Date: 1820/03/04 -1820/03/10
Reward: $10.00
Peg
Gender: F
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1820/02/25 William Nottingham
State: Washington, DC
Locale: Navy Yard
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1819/11/03
Ad Date: 1819/11/02
Reward: $0.00
Andrew
Gender: M
Age: 30
Date Departed: 1819/10/25 Edward Perrie
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1854/09/14
Ad Date: 1854/09/14 -tf//tf
Reward: $100.00
Israel
Gender: M
Age: 20
Caste: enslaved
Hugh Perrie
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Near Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1833/05/13
Ad Date: 1833/05/13 -1833/05/23
Reward: $35.00
Robert
Gender: M
Age: 20
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1833/04/26
Destination: Washington, DC
Category: family
Hugh Perrie
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Committal Notice
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1830/09/16
Ad Date: 1830/09/16 -NR//NR
David
Gender: M
Age: 25
Caste: enslaved
Lloyd Perry
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Montgomery County
1830/09/10
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1857/09/16
Ad Date: 1857/09/16 -1857/09/23
Reward: $50.00
George
Gender: M
Age: 45
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1857/09/02
Destination: near Nottingham
Category: family
James Pumfhrey
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Melwood
Committal Notice
Maryland Gazette
Press Date:1809/03/29
Ad Date: 1809/03/21 -1809/04/12
Jacob
DOB: 1774
Gender: M
Age: 35
Caste: enslaved
Daniel Rawlings
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham on the Patuxent
Anne Arundel County
Runaway Ad
Maryland Gazette
Press Date:1794/09/11
Ad Date: 1794/08/28 -1794/10/02
Reward: $20.00
Jem
AKA James Butler
DOB: 1769
Gender: M
Age: 25
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1794/09/08 Williams Sasscear
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Maryland Gazette
Press Date:1794/09/11
Ad Date: 1794/08/28 -1794/10/02
Reward: $20.00
Jem
AKA James Butler
DOB: 1769
Gender: M
Age: 25
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1794/09/08 Williams Sasscear
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Baltimore Sun
Press Date:1853/05/09
Ad Date: 1853/05/09 -6t//6t
Reward: $50.00
John
Gender: M
Age: 28
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1853/05/04
Notes: Upper Marlboro’, PG Co.
Destination: Washington, DC
Notes: frequently takes my family to Washington City, where he is no doubt well acquainted
Category: family
Justification: Has acquaintances there
H.C. Scott
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Upper Marlboro
was purchased from Mrs. Waring of Nottingham, many years since with his wife and children
Runaway Ad
Baltimore Sun
Press Date:1856/06/27
Ad Date: 1856/06/27 -tf//tf
Reward: $100.00
John
Gender: M
Age: 30
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1856/06/25
Notes: Upper Marlboro’, PG Co.
Horatio Scott
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Upper Marlboro
has been in the habit of driving my family to Washington; was purchased at the sale of Mrs. Elizabeth Waring, at Nottingham, some ten or eleven years ago
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1849/12/22
Ad Date: 1849/12/22 -1850/01/24
Reward: $50.00
Benjamin
Gender: M
Age: 23
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1849/12/09 John Skinner
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: near Nottingham
ran with Perry
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1849/12/22
Ad Date: 1849/12/22 -1850/01/24
Reward: $50.00
Perry
Gender: M
Age: 20
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1849/12/09 John Skinner
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: near Nottingham
ran with Benjamin Berry
Runaway Ad
Maryland Gazette
Press Date:1774/08/11
Levin
DOB: 1750
Gender: M
Age: 24
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1774/04/00
Notes:
Destination:
Notes:
Category:
Justification:
Walter Smith
State: Maryland
County: St. Mary’s County
Locale: St. Leonard’s
// has a wife in Nottingham; seen there
Committal Notice
Marlboro Gazette and Prince George’s Advertiser
Press Date:1852/10/20
Ad Date: 1852/10/20 -1852/10/27
Jim
Gender: M
Age: 30
Caste: enslaved
James Somerville
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: near Nottingham
Charles County
1852/10/06
Runaway Ad
Marlboro Gazette and Prince George’s Advertiser
Press Date:1853/09/28
Ad Date: 1853/09/28 -1853/10/26
Reward: $25.00
Tom
Gender: M
Age: 25
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1853/09/25
Destination: Nottingham
Category: family
Justification: has relations in Notthingham district, Prince George’s County
James Stockett
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: near Upper Marlboro
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1857/01/07
Ad Date: 1856/09/10 -1857/03/11
Reward: $200.00
Maria
Gender: F
Age: 18
Caste: enslaved
Thomas Turton
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1858/01/20
Ad Date: 1858/01/20 -1858/01/27
Reward: $25.00
Margaret
Gender: F
Age: 17
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1858/01/07
Destination: near Brandywine or Page’s Chapel
Category: family
Justification: Has a mother and father living at these locations.
Dr. Thomas Turton
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1856/09/10
Ad Date: 1856/09/10 -1856/12/31
Reward: $100.00
Maria
Gender: F
Age: 18
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1856/09/08 Thomas Turton
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: nr. Nottingham
could she have been a runaway-sweetheart of Jim Chase?; see entry 2614
Runaway Ad
Annapolis Gazette
Press Date:1862/05/01
Ad Date: 1861/01/09 -1862/05/01
Elias
DOB: 1843
Gender: M
Age: 19
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1861/01/03 Thomas Turton
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Annapolis Gazette
Press Date:1862/05/01
Ad Date: 1861/01/09 -1862/05/01
Ann
DOB: 1841
Gender: F
Age: 21
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1861/01/03 Thomas Turton
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1856/08/13
Ad Date: 1856/08/13 -1856/09/17
Reward: $50.00
Jim
Gender: M
Age: 21
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1856/08/11 William Turton [estate] Jr.
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: nr. Nottingham
ran from Turton family farm apparently after death of owner; owner’s family pursuing him
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1816/08/27
Ad Date: 1816/08/27 -1816/08/30
Reward: $20.00
Jacob
DOB: 1771
Gender: M
Age: 45
Caste: enslaved
Destination: Prince Georges County
Category: family
Justification: Has a wife living here named Patty Butler.
Theodore Wall
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1820/10/07
Ad Date: 1820/10/07 -1820/11/01
Reward: $20.00
Nacy
DOB: 1785
Gender: M
Age: 35
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1820/10/03
Destination: Washington, DC
Category: family
Justification: Had a brother and sister living in the Nottingham-area
Elizabeth Waring
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1843/02/25
Ad Date: 1843/02/25 -1843/04/03
Reward: $25.00
Matilda
Gender: F
Age: 26
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1843/02/14 John Waring
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: near Nottingham
took clothes with her
Runaway Ad
American and Commercial Daily Advertiser
Press Date:1836/01/14
Ad Date: 1836/01/14 -1836/11/25
Reward: $30.00
Chloe
DOB: 1813
Gender: F
Age: 23
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1836/01/12
Destination: Prince George’s County
Category: family
Justification: mother belongs to John Duvallnear Nottingham
M.K. Wartman
State: Maryland
County: Baltimore City
Locale: 279 Baltimore St
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1819/08/07
Ad Date: 1819/08/07 -1819/09/29
Reward: $0.00
Abraham
Gender: M
Age: 32
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1819/07/27
Destination: Nottingham or Baltimore City
P.V. Weems
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Upper Marlboro
Runaway Ad
Baltimore Sun
Press Date:1855/05/25
Ad Date: 1855/05/25 -3m//3m
Reward: $100.00
John
Gender: M
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1855/05/15
Destination: Nottingham
Notes: He was purchased from Michael B. Carroll’s estate, near Nottingham. Has a wife at Dr. Skinner’s, near the same place. He will, no doubt, endeavor to make to the North
Category: family
Justification: Has a wife living there at Dr. Skinner’s.
William Williams
State: Maryland
County: Charles County
Locale: Patuxent City P.O.
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1841/08/24
Ad Date: 1841/08/23 -1841/09/21
Reward: $200.00
John
Gender: M
Age: 25
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1841/08/13 Turner Wooten
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham, near Rockville
Runaway Ad
Marlboro Gazette and Prince George’s Advertiser
Press Date:1841/07/15
Ad Date: 1841/07/08 -1841/07/15
Reward: $300.00
Peter
Gender: M
Age: 35
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1840/70/02
Destination: Upper Marlboro or the neighborhood of Horse Head
Category: family and acquaintances
Justification: has a wife at Zadok Talbert’s near Upper Marlboro and acquaintances in the neighborhood of Horse Head
W. B. C. Worthington
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: near Nottingham, Prince George’s County
He is a good rough carpenter, and if he should escape will probably seek employment of that kind.
Runaway Ad
Daily National Intelligencer
Press Date:1841/07/10
Ad Date: 1841/07/10 -1841/07/29
Reward: $300.00
Peter
Gender: M
Age: 35
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1841/07/02
Destination: Horse Head, near Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Category: family
Justification: “He has a wife at Mr. Zadok Talbert’s
W.B.C. Worthington
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Near Nottingham
“is a good rogh carpenter, and, if he should escape, will probably seek employment of that kind.”
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1858/03/10
Ad Date: 1858/03/10 -1858/06/09
Reward: $100.00
Joe
Gender: M
Age: 21
Caste: enslaved
Destination: Horse Head or Nottingham
Category: acquaintances
Justification: Has acquaintances that are slaves and free.
Henry Young
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: near Piscataway
Runaway Ad
Baltimore Sun
Press Date:1855/03/30
Ad Date: 1855/03/30 -1m//1m
Reward: $150.00
Davy
Gender: M
Age: 40
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1855/03/13
Notes: near Nottingham
Destination: Anne Arundel County
Notes: He was raised in Calvert County, where he is well known, and has a wife and children belonging to a Mrs. Plummer near Fair Haven; his father lives in Anne Arundel county, with the widow of the late James Kent
Category: family
Justification: His father lives there.
Robert Young
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Annapolis Gazette
Press Date:1855/03/29
Ad Date: 1855/03/29 -1855/05/02
Reward: $150.00
Saulsbury
Gender: M
Age: 40
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1854/10/00
Destination: Baltimore
Category: friends
Justification: Has many acquaintances there.
Robert Young
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Annapolis Gazette
Press Date:1855/03/29
Ad Date: 1855/03/29 -1m//1m
Reward: $150.00
Davy
Gender: M
Age: 40
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1855/08/13 Robert Young
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Marlboro Gazette and Prince George’s Advertiser
Press Date:1851/08/15
Ad Date: 1851/08/15 -1851/08/29
Reward: $50.00
Hanson
Gender: M
Age: 30
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1851/08/12 George web
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: near Brandywine
Mulatto
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1855/02/07
Ad Date: 1855/02/07 -1855/02/21
Reward: $150.00
David
Gender: M
Age: 30
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1854/12/28
Notes: he has a wife at Sylvester Boones; relats at Capt. John H. Gwynn’s, Tarleton Berry’s, at near Benedict, CH where former master (late Wim. Dyer) resided
Category: family
Wm. Gwynn (of Thomas)
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Brandywine
former master was late William Dyer, Benedict CH
Runaway Ad
Baltimore Sun
Press Date:1855/03/22
Ad Date: 1855/03/22 -tf//tf
Reward: $50.00
Emanuel
Gender: M
Age: 25
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1855/03/16
Notes: Nottingham District, PG county
Destination: Baltimore
Notes: I purchased him of Mrs. Sarah Harwood, Saratoga Street, Baltimore, and she has a brother of his living with her; and his mother (a free woman) also lives in Baltimore. His wife belongs to John L. Dufief, Esq., near Darnestown, Montgomery county
Category: family
Justification: He has a mother and a brother living there.
Thomas Early
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham P.O.
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1858/01/20
Ad Date: 1858/01/20 -1858/01/27
Reward: $25.00
Margaret
Gender: F
Age: 17
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1858/01/07
Destination: near Brandywine or Page’s Chapel
Category: family
Justification: Has a mother and father living at these locations.
Dr. Thomas Turton
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Nottingham
Runaway Ad
Planter’s Advocate
Press Date:1858/12/29
Ad Date: 1858/12/29 -tf//tf
Reward: $100.00
Gassaway
Gender: M
Age: 40
Caste: enslaved
Date Departed: 1859/12/16 Edwin Stewart
State: Maryland
County: Prince George’s County
Locale: Brandywine
bright mulatto. Used to belong to M.B. Carroll of this country.

Aquasco and other names for that area are not yet listed here. You can visit the state site to look them up.

Explanation about locations: Piscataway District does not appear on this page, though parts of Brandywine today would have been in that district (the mdslavery.net site is no longer, but can be found on archive.org). Brandywine was listed as being in the Nottingham District in 1861 and earlier, but much of what we know as Brandywine today was in the Aquasco District. What we know of as Aquasco today was once Woodville. What we know of as Baden today, which is part of the Brandywine zip code area, was once considered Horse Head. Magruder’s Ferry was on the Patuxent near Aquasco.

NOTE: In 1860, the Nottingham District contained 969 Free Whites, 129 Free Blacks, and 1,360 Slaves for a total population of 2,458, though there were only 63 Slave Holders. The Aquasco District had 614 Free Whites, 186 Free Blacks, and 1200 Slaves for a total population of 2,000 of which 95 were Slave Holders. (According to Simon J. Martenet’s 1861 Atlas of Prince George’s Co.)