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Virginia Slave Trade in the Eighteenth Century, 1727-1769

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VARIABLE NAME COLUMN LOCATION
Project No.
(Code 4)
1
Landing No.
(Code ship's landings in chronological order of
appearance on Naval lists, 001-644)
2-4
Date of Landing
(Month 01-12)
(Day, code actual number)
(Year, code last two digits, i.e., 27 for 1727)

5-6
7-8
9-10
Empty 11
Ship's Name
(First three letters of Ship's name)
12-14
Master's Initials
(Initials of First and Last Name)
15-16
Owner's Name
(Initials of First and Last Name)
17-18
Empty 19
Type of Vessel
1 -- Ship (Understood)
2 -- Galley
3 -- Sloop
4 -- Snow
5 -- Brig
6 & 8 -- Frigat
7 -- Packet
20
Home Port of Vessel
(See attached sheet for code. Same code to be
used for Ports of Construction, Registration
and Origin)
21-22
Ship's Tonnage
(Code actual number)
23-25
Ship's Port of Construction
(See attached sheet for code)
26-27
Year of Construction
(Code last two digits of year)
28-29
Ship's Port of Registration
(See attached code sheet)
30-31
Year of Registration
(Code last two digits of year)
32-33
Type of Owner
1 -- Private Individual
2 -- Company
34
Number of Slaves Carried
(Code actual number given)
35-37
Origins of Slaves
(See attached sheet)
38-39
Virginia Port of Arrival
1 -- Lower James
2 -- Rappahonnock
3 -- York River
4 -- Hampton
5 -- South Potomack
6 -- Upper James
7 -- James River
8 -- Accomak
9 -- Upper James
40-41



Code Used for Home Port, Port of Construction, Port of Registration and Port of Origin

Code as follows:

1 - N.J.
2 - Rhode Island
3 - N.Y.
4 - New Hampshire
5 - Philadelphia
6 - Boston
7 - New England
8 - Pa.
9 - Conn. (W'Haven)

10 - Williamsburgh, Va.
11 - Virginia (undifferentiated)
12 - Md.
13 - Port Royal
14 - Accomak
15 - Charles Town (S.C.)
16 - Georgia
17 - South Carolina

20 - Liverpool
21 - Bristol
22 - Dublin
23 - London
24 - Thames
25 - Lancaster
26 - Glascow
27 - Falmouth (Eng.)
28 - Whitehaven (Eng.)
29 - British (undifferentiated)

30 - Jamaica
31 - Plantations (all British American Colonies)
32 - Barbados
33 - Antigua
34 - St. Christopher
35 - Montserat (also No. 63)
36 - Anguilla
37 - St. Kitts
38 - Grenada
39 - Bermuda

40 - Africa (undifferentiated)
41 - New Calabar
42 - Gambia
43 - Angola
44 - Bonny
45 - Guinea
46 - Old Calabar
47 - Gold Coast
48 - Gamboa
49 - Senegal
50 - Coast of Africa
51 - Calabar
52 - Sierra Leone

60 - Providence Island
61 - Nevis
62 - Turks Island
64 - St. Eustatius
65 - New Providence Island
66 - Tortola Island

70 - Mass.
71 - Piscataway, Maine

80 - Dumfries (Scotland)
81 - Greenock (Scotland)

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