Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition


Sale of slave 'Mintur' by Joseph Northrup to John Palmer in Windsor

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Little is known about the lives of individual slaves in Nova Scotia unless they were sold by or ran away from their owners. A valuable slave highly regarded for his strength, 'Mintur' eventually received his freedom and moved to Queens County. Mintur married a free black woman; they had a son they named Freeman.

Date: 1779

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  MG 100 vol. 14 no. 113 (microfilm no. 794)