Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Entry about the marriage of Deborah Cuffy and John Carroll, Liverpool from Simeon Perkins's diary, vol. 1 (typed transcript)


The marriage between Deborah Cuffy, a free black woman, and John Carroll, an Irishman, was the cause of some controversy among the magistrates of Liverpool.

Other entries in Perkins's diary show that, as was typical of the New England Planters, he was a slave owner. The location of Perkins's original diary, vol. 1, is unknown.

Date: 4 May 1772

Reference no.: Simeon Perkins  Nova Scotia Archives  MG 1 vol. 749