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Title: Wade, Michael to justices at court, 1766
CollectionIrish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan. Letters and memoirs from colonial and revolutionary America (1675-1815) [K.A. Miller et al.]
SenderWade, Michael
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationindentured servant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChester Co., Penn, USA
DestinationChester Co., Penn, USA
Recipientjustices at court
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipnot acquainted
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TranscriptMichael Wade, 21 April 1766

Chester Apr. 21, 1766
The Examination of Michael Wade /Aged thirty two years / taken Before us, two of his Majesties Justices of the peace, in & for the County of Chester this 21s day of April AnnoDo 1766—
This Examinent, upon his Solumn Oath, Saith, that he was born in Dublin, in the Kingdom of Ireland and About sixteen Years ago he Arived at philedel In the Hornet snow Jno Slade Master, & in a few days was Sould & Assignd over before the Mayor of Philadelphia to one James Moor of the Township of Uwychland & County of Chester, & Contin’d with him not Exceeding one week, when the sd Moor Sold him to one James M’Clare of the sd Township, But was not Assign’d over before a Justice; And Living with S d M’Clear the term of Six or seven Months /as he Believes/ when James M’Clear sold him to Jonothan Howall of Whiteland Township; & was Assign’d

over Before Sam Lightfoot Esqr & Resided with his sd Master in the sd Township five weeks, & then was Sent down into the township of Thornbury to work at a Plantation his Master had Lately bought & served the Remainder of his time there; Which this Examinent believes was upwards of four years; this Examinent having Given his sd Master New Indentures with an Addition of one year in Consideration of Lerning the Mason Trade & some schooling; there was no Notice Given to the overseers of the poor of any of the several TownShips as this Examinent knows or believs and About Ten years ago he Married & Lived in Thornbury neer Twelve Months; Then Moved to New york with his wife; who is now Living; and There Rented of one Mayers a Tenement of Six Pounds for one year; Then Rented at the Rate of Six pounds a year Sundry Tenements for the Space of Seven or Eight years in s d place but paid no taxes or poor Rates; And is now Return’d into the Township of Thornbury friendless poor, Blind & unable to Support & Maintain himself & stands in need of Relief—
And further Sayeth not—
Taken & Subscribed beforehis
us the Day & year Aforesd Michael X Wade
William Parker
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