Female Slave Owners

Men and women owned slaves in New York. The tag “FSO” designates a record as relating to a “Female Slave Owner.” The following table provides a count of the records also showing records that have other tags, so that we can identify, for example, female slave owners advertising for escaping enslaved persons, or emancipating them.

For example, “INVI SHIP FSO” refers to a female slave owner who is an international investor in a slave ship. “ABN FSO” refers to a female slave owner abandoning custody for a child born to one of her enslaved mothers.

You can click on the number (the count) for each tag combination and see a table listing the records. You can access the complete information on any record by clicking on the “Record Type” field – the first column of each displayed record.

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