Duce-Ginnings, Abda

Escaped from Thomas Richards to live with Captain Wadsworth in 1702. Subject of legal action involving Richard Lord. In Thomas Richards’ probated estate in 1750, there are no enslaved people mentioned. Abda Duce’s estate was probated in Hartford in 1709. In his probate documents, Abda is never described as “negro,” “mulatto,” or other racial marker. His status of slave or free is not indicated. His wife Lydia was allowed to take an oath in court.