Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Deed of sale of a slave child


Jonathan Fowler of Digby, merchant, sells to John Croscup of Granville, farmer, "a female Negro child named [Catherine] about two years old." Fowler, one of Digby's earliest merchants, was a Loyalist from Westchester County, New York. Croscup, also a Loyalist, was probably Fowler's son-in-law.

Date: 14 July 1796

Reference no.: Chesley family fonds  Nova Scotia Archives  MG 1 vol. 177 no. 75