Lords of the Manor

Ten years after nearly hanging for stealing deer from the lord of the nearby manor, Tricia’s ancestor would suffer Indians stealing animals from his own land.  Ah, when the ironies of genealogy encounter the opportunities of the New World!

In further ironies, who here thinks that the former imprisoned servant became a slave owner?  Ding, ding, ding!  In the 1820 census, he is listed as owning a whopping 22 slaves.  Yes, he had clearly left his impoverished past well and truly behind.

Samuel Winslett, 1820 census

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