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106 Slaves in the Estate of Arnoldus Bonneau, Charleston, SC, 1820

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106 Slaves in the Estate of Arnoldus Bonneau, Charleston, SC, 1820

Christ Church Parish, Charleston District, SC

The estate inventory of Arnoldus Bonneau, taken 24 Feb 1820, lists the names of 106 enslaved ancestors in Christ Church Parish, Charleston District, SC.

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This record was indexed and made searchable by Felicia R. Mathis.

Ancestors listed in Christ Church Parish were:

· Jack - Slave

· Jack - Slave

· Bess - Slave

· June - Slave

· August - Slave

· Branch - Slave

· Nelly - Slave

· Nancy - Slave

· Sylla - Slave

· Juddy - Slave

· Ned - Slave

· Jack - Slave

· Anthony - Slave

· Cinder - Slave

· Edwin - Slave

· Peggy - Slave

· Toma - Slave

· Tony - Slave

· Lizy - Slave

· Lydia - Slave

· Tommy - Slave

· Sarah - Slave

· Clarinda - Slave

· Dinah - Slave

· Sally - Slave

· Buck - Slave

· Billy - Slave

· Lizy - Slave

· Prime - Slave

· Joe - Slave

· Andrew - Slave

· Ben - Slave

· Abby - Slave

· Bess - Slave

· Grace - Slave

· Patty - Slave

· Dandy - Slave

· Sally - Slave

· Phobe - Slave

· Jacob - Slave

· Carpenter - Slave

· Tammy - Slave

· March - Slave

· George - Slave

· Fanny - Slave

· Jim - Slave

· Nanny - Slave

· Caesar - Slave

· Grace - Slave

· Jacob - Slave

· Jonas - Slave

· Nelly - Slave

· Job - Slave

· Jenny - Slave

· John - Slave

· Murria - Slave

· Nanny - Slave

· Maria - Slave

· Harriett - Slave

· Sampson - Slave

· Betsy - Slave

· Jenny - Slave

· Affy - Slave

· July - Slave

· Quash - Slave

· Hagar - Slave

· Sarah - Slave

· Sambo - Slave

· Belfast - Slave

· William - Slave

· Kate - Slave

· Jim - Slave

· Binky - Slave

· Molsey - Slave

· Lucy - Slave

· Abram - Slave

· Sylvia - Slave

· Mary - Slave

· Hannah - Slave

· Rose - Slave

· Billy - Slave

· Sophia - Slave

· Bess - Slave

· Sally - Slave

· Tamerlane - Slave

· Rachel - Slave

· John - Slave

· Amy - Slave

· Chloe - Slave

· Sylla - Slave

· Paris - Slave

· Maria - Slave

· Rose - Slave

· Pino - Slave

· Clarinda - Slave

· Peter - Slave

· Charles - Slave

· Tony - Slave

· Grippa - Slave

· Flander - Slave

· Peter - Slave

· Billy - Slave

· Clara - Slave

· Fanny - Slave

· Tyra - Slave

· Mary - Slave

· Roxana - Slave

 

About This Document - Volunteer to Index This Free Collection

his document was digitized as part of a collaborative effort between Footnote, Lowcountry Africana, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History and FamilySearch, to digitize all surviving Charleston, SC Estate Inventories, 1732-1872 and Bills of Sale, 1773-1872, for a FREE Footnote collection.

When the project is complete, the names of more than 30,000 enslaved ancestors will be preserved in this FREE collection, for generations to come.

This remarkable collection contains the name of every slave ever listed in a surviving estate inventory for Charleston, SC from colonial times to Emancipation. Many of the post-Civil War inventories list the names of former slaves as well. You can volunteer to help index this FREE collection, to make the records searchable.

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This document was indexed and made searchable by Felicia R. Mathis.

Resources for Further Research

An Equity Petition filed by Martha Porcher Palmer Bonneau, widow of Arnoldus Bonneau, is abstracted on the Digital Library of American Slavery.

In the petition, Martha Bonneau seeks to sell 18 slaves who were placed in a Trust account at the couple's 1813 marriage, to be managed by Trustees to benefit Martha Bonneau. The petition states that Joseph Palmer, one of the Trustees, had agreed to purchase nine of the slaves, while Martha's sons John and Peter Palmer were to purchase the remaining three [1].

Enslaved ancestors listed in the Equity Petition were:

Buck

Charlotte

Frank

Janet

July

London

Marlborough

Marlborough

Miley

Philander

Prescilla

Rosanna

Sampson

Satyra

Scipio

Solomon

Sucky

Willoughby

About Martha Porcher Palmer Bonneau:

Martha Porcher Palmer Bonneau (1789-1862) was the daughter of Peter Porcher III and Elizabeth Marion [2]. She married Arnoldus Bonneau in 1813. 

References Cited:

[1] Equity Petition #21383326 of Martha Bonneau. Records of the Equity Court, Bills, Document #1833-11, Microfilm Reel D1269, Order #218. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, SC. Abstracted on Digital Library of American Slavery, https://library.uncg.edu/slavery/, accessed 14 Oct 2010.

[2] Towles, Louis Palmer. 1996 A World Turned Upside Down: The Palmers of South Santee, 1818-1881. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, p 1002.

Bills of Sale - Estate of Arnoldus Bonneau

The following bills of sale for the estate of Arnoldus Bonneau are among the holdings of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History:

Series: S213003
Volume: 004I
Page: 00433
Item: 000

Date: 7/6/1815

Description: BONNEAU, ARNOLDUS TO THOMAS HORRY, BILL OF SALE FOR 4 SLAVES NAMED BEN, TENER, CINDER AND PHILLIS. 

Names indexed: BEN (SLAVE); BONNEAU, ARNOLDUS; CINDER (SLAVE); HORRY, THOMAS; PHILLIS (SLAVE); TENER (SLAVE)

Document type: BILL OF SALE

Topics: SLAVES, NAMED

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Series: S213003
Volume: 004V
Page: 00084
Item: 000

Date: 3/1821

Description: BONNEAU, WILLIAM H., ADMOR. OF ARNOLDUS BONNEAU TO WILLIAM DEWEES, BILL OF SALE FOR A SLAVE NAMED CEASER. 

Names indexed: BONNEAU, ARNOLDUS; BONNEAU, WILLIAM H.; CEASER (SLAVE); DEWEES, WILLIAM

Document type: BILL OF SALE

Topics: ESTATE DISPOSITIONS; SLAVES, NAMED

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Series: S213003
Volume: 004V
Page: 00184
Item: 000

Date: 5/25/1821

Description: BONNEAU, WILLIAM H., ADMIX. OF ARNOLDUS BONNEAU TO GEORGE EDWARDS, BILL OF SALE FOR 15 SLAVES. 

Names indexed: AMY (SLAVE); BESS (SLAVE); BONNEAU, ARNOLDUS; BONNEAU, WILLIAM H.; CHLOE (SLAVE); CLANDER (SLAVE); EDWARDS, GEORGE; JOHN (SLAVE); JUDY (SLAVE); MARIA (SLAVE); MARY (SLAVE); PARRIS (SLAVE); PINO (SLAVE); RACHEL (SLAVE); ROSE (SLAVE); SILLA (SLAVE); TAMERLANE (SLAVE)

Document type: BILL OF SALE

Topics: ESTATE DISPOSITIONS; SLAVES, NAMED

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Series: S213003
Volume: 004X
Page: 00161
Item: 000

Date: 9/5/1822

Description: BONNEAU, WILLIAM HENRY, ADMOR. OF ARNOLDUS BONNEAU TO JACOB BOND ION, GUARDIAN OF ESTHER ELIZABETH BONNEAU, A MINOR, BILL OF SALE FOR 6 SLAVES, INCLUDING SIBBY, A CARPENTER. 

Names indexed: BONNEAU, ARNOLDUS; BONNEAU, ESTHER ELIZABETH; BONNEAU, WILLIAM HENRY; ION, JACOB BOND; JACOB (SLAVE); MARY (SLAVE); PATTY (SLAVE); SALLY (SLAVE); SAMY (SLAVE); SIBBY (SLAVE)

Document type: BILL OF SALE

Topics: ESTATE DISPOSITIONS; SLAVES, NAMED; SLAVES, SKILLED

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Series: S213050
Volume: 006D
Page: 00403
ignore: 000

Date: 11/9/1855

Description: BONNEAU, MARTHA, PETER P. BONNEAU AND MARTHA E. BONNEAU TO W. D. BONNEAU, BILL OF SALE FOR 30 SLAVES. 

Names indexed: APRIL (SLAVE); BEN (SLAVE); BENJAMIN (SLAVE); BONNEAU, MARTHA; BONNEAU, MARTHA E.; BONNEAU, PETER P.; BONNEAU, W. D.; BUCK (SLAVE); EDWIN (SLAVE); ELSEY (SLAVE); EUGENIA (SLAVE); FRANK (SLAVE); HAGAR (SLAVE); ISRAEL (SLAVE); JIMMY (SLAVE); JOHN (SLAVE); KATY (SLAVE); LITTLE PRINCE (SLAVE); LUCY (SLAVE); LYDIA (SLAVE); MARIA (SLAVE); MARIAN (SLAVE); MARTILLA (SLAVE); MARY (SLAVE); MOSES (SLAVE); NANCY (SLAVE); PRINCE (SLAVE); RACHEL (SLAVE); ROSE (SLAVE); SALLY (SLAVE); SAMPAY (SLAVE); SAMPSON (SLAVE); SOLOMON (SLAVE); SUSAN (SLAVE)

Document type: BILL OF SALE

Topics: SLAVES, NAMED

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