West Indian government: Subject files: Land register forms (Slave lists)

Description

This archive series contains the register forms, which were the basis for the land register (Matrikler) for the period 1772-1821. These forms are also referred to as “slave lists”, because the majority of their content is names of the enslaved workers who lived on the islands. Apart from the name of the enslaved worker, the lists also generally specify the gender, age, occupation (field slave, house slave etc.), origin (born in Africa or in the Caribbean), religion and physical condition of the individual. In general, the forms only state a first name for each enslaved worker but no surname. Occasionally, it states two first names (for instance Jack James) or a first name and a nickname (for instance John Bomba) to ease identification.

The task in this archive series is indexing (tagging). This means, that we focus primarily on transcribing personal names, place names and dates. By transcribing these data you will make it easier for others, for instance genealogists, to find a document that contains a certain name they are looking for without transcribing the entire document. Exactly what we would like you to transcribe and how, you will see in the transcription guide.

You find the specific transcription guide for this series here: https://www.sa.dk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/slave-lists.pdf

The image to the right shows enslaved workers during work in the cane fields on St. Croix around 1780. It is a detail of Peter Lotharius Oxholm’s map of St. Croix, published 1799. Original held at the Danish National Archives, Rentekammeret, archive no. 303, Maps and Drawings 1600-1920, map no. 337.007.

ExtentDocuments: 23294, Approved: 775
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for byerne 1772 - 394 0 28 422
for byerne 1773 - 118 0 11 129
for byerne 1774 - 126 0 12 138
for byerne 1775 - 1777 419 0 16 435
for byerne 1778 - 192 0 27 219
for byerne 1779 - 177 0 7 184
for byerne 1780 - 214 0 13 227
for byerne 1785 - 1787 525 0 24 549
for byerne 1788 - 462 0 8 470
for byerne 1790 - 1791 416 0 8 424
for byerne 1792 - 219 0 9 228
for byerne 1793 - 269 0 6 275
for byerne 1794 - 441 0 8 449
for byerne 1795 - 410 0 5 415
for byerne 1796 - 394 0 4 398
for byerne 1797 - 1798 593 0 13 606
for byerne 1799 - 491 0 8 499
for byerne 1802 - 1804 295 0 12 307
for byerne 1807 - 1808 126 0 7 133
for byerne 1809 - 377 0 16 393
for byerne 1810 - 1811 304 0 22 326
for byerne 1818 - 533 0 6 539
for byerne 1819 - 1821 176 0 30 206
for byerne, Christiansted 1800 - 299 0 37 336
for byerne, Frederiksted 1800 - 74 0 6 80
for plantagerne 1772 - 564 0 6 570
for plantagerne 1773 - 402 0 9 411
for plantagerne 1774 - 413 0 10 423
for plantagerne 1775 - 435 0 6 441
for plantagerne 1776 - 473 0 6 479
for plantagerne 1777 - 381 0 30 411
for plantagerne 1778 - 458 0 7 465
for plantagerne 1779 - 408 0 6 414
for plantagerne 1780 - 470 0 5 475
for plantagerne 1781 - 18 0 9 27
for plantagerne 1784 - 381 0 5 386
for plantagerne 1785 - 490 0 8 498
for plantagerne 1786 - 408 0 7 415
for plantagerne 1787 - 347 0 4 351
for plantagerne 1787 - 114 0 5 119
for plantagerne 1788 - for plantagerne 1789 10 0 15 25
for plantagerne 1790 - 479 0 4 483
for plantagerne 1791 - 449 0 8 457
for plantagerne 1792 - 316 0 4 320
for plantagerne 1792 - 184 0 8 192
for plantagerne 1793 - 498 0 8 506
for plantagerne 1794 - 157 0 7 164
for plantagerne 1794 - 440 0 5 445
for plantagerne 1795 - 306 0 3 309
for plantagerne 1795 - 275 0 8 283
for plantagerne 1796 - 267 0 7 274
for plantagerne 1796 - 234 0 7 241
for plantagerne 1797 - 23 0 7 30
for plantagerne 1798 - 292 0 9 301
for plantagerne 1798 - 297 0 8 305
for plantagerne 1799 - 403 0 13 416
for plantagerne 1799 - 201 0 10 211
for plantagerne 1800 - 281 0 10 291
for plantagerne 1800 - 254 0 6 260
for plantagerne 1801 - 0 0 8 8
for plantagerne 1802 - 74 0 5 79
for plantagerne 1803 - 9 0 18 27
for plantagerne 1804 - 142 0 12 154
for plantagerne 1804 - 154 0 5 159
for plantagerne 1804 - 114 0 7 121
for plantagerne 1805 - 0 0 12 12
for plantagerne 1806 - 349 0 4 353
for plantagerne 1807 - 444 0 2 446
for plantagerne 1808 - 346 0 5 351
for plantagerne 1809 - 358 0 6 364
for plantagerne 1810 - 259 0 6 265
for plantagerne 1811 - 256 0 6 262
for plantagerne 1817 - 4 0 5 9
for plantagerne 1818 - 494 0 5 499
for plantagerne 1835 - 148 0 16 164
for plantagerne, St. Thomas 1792 - 56 0 16 72
for plantagerne, St. Thomas 1804 - 48 0 16 64
for plantagerne. St. Jan 1804 - 92 0 8 100