Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

David George's lease and passports, 1779-1781

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Lease to David George ("a free Negro man") of property at Savannah, Georgia, 11 December 1779. Also passports for George signed by various Georgia officials, 1 January 1780, 9 November 1781; one of these includes his wife Phyllis and their three children, Jesse, David and Ginny, also free. George, a Loyalist who afterwards emigrated to Sierra Leone, was the founder of the African Baptist Church in Nova Scotia.

Date: Recorded in orderly book at Halifax, late 1782 or early 1783

Reference no.: Commissioner of Public Records  Nova Scotia Archives  RG 1 vol. 170 pp. 332-3 (microfilm no. 15282)