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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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

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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