Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition


"Return of black people at Halifax arrived from the Chesapeake"

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Return includes 375 names of refugees who arrived in the autumn of 1815. 39 women and 131 men came without families, as did 45 children between the ages of eight and thirteen. The remaining 160 came as families.

The total of 336 which appears on the document is wrong, since it omits the 39 women listed as coming on their own.

Date: [1815]

Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records  Nova Scotia Archives  RG 1 vol. 305 no. 7 (microfilm no. 15387)