Barney 

Attack by Barney (unnamed) and his sentence, American Weekly Mercury, January 12, to January 18, 1743/4

Attack by Barney (unnamed) and his sentence, American Weekly Mercury, January 12, to January 18, 1743/4

  • Record ID #: 17
  • Ancestry tree: Barney Family Tree
  • Confidence Level: Slightly Confident
  • gender: Male
  • Race/ethnicity: Black
  • Age at death: 17
  • Date of death: 1744
  • Master / Mistress: Jonathan Allyn (Alling)
  • Additional Relationships: Allyn later owned a man named Pompey, whom he manumitted and gave 20 pounds. It isn't known whether Barney's time with Allyn overlapped with Pompey's.
  • Most recent residence: Middletown, CT
  • Longest place of residence: Middletown, CT
  • Notes: Barney was given a severe punishment for sexually maiming the 6 year old son of his master; he was whipped twice with 39 lashes and castrated. It is doubtful he could have survived the castration and the second whipping.
  • Bibliographic sources: Goodheart, 63; CCR, 8: 578-579; CT Arc., Crim & Misd., Volume IV, doc. 67.
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