Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

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William and Mary Quarterly

Third Series, Volume LVIII
January 2001

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“The Chesapeake Slave Trade: Regional Patterns, African Origins, and Some Implications.” By Lorena S. Walsh.

Table A2: Number of Ships and Slaves Arriving in Chesapeake Naval Districts, Reported Numbers Only

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Shipper's Naval District York Rappahannock South Potomac Upper James Lower James District Unknown Total Maryland  
Port of Origin # of Ships # of Slaves # of Ships # of Slaves # of Ships # of Slaves # of Ships # of Slaves # of Ships # of Slaves # of Ships # of Slaves # of Ships # of Slaves # of Ships # of Slaves
1704-1718
London 11 1,350+ 1 12 0 0 2 ?# 2 ?# 1 181 15 1,605+ 32 3,148+
Bristol 2 131 3 4+ 3 10+ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 145+
Liverpool 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Other Britain 0 0 3 8+ 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 17+
Own Colony 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2+ 1 ?# 0 0 0 0 6 2+
Other Plantations 0 0 2 4 1 2 2 13+ 0 0 0 0 2 1+ 7 20+
West Indies 1 ?# 1 16 0 0 2 ?# 1 ?# 0 0 1 55 6 71+
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 591 29 591
Total 14 1,481+ 11 45+ 5 21+ 11 15+ 4 ?# 1 181 47 2,252+ 93 3,995+
1704-1718
London 21 2,589 2 166 2 85 2 51 2 23 20 3,549+ 16 2,055 65 8,719+
Bristol 12 1,305 9 636 0 0 0 0 3 190 4 598 0 0 28 2,528
Liverpool 5 248 4 111 0 0 0 0 2 42 0 0 0 0 11 401
Other Britain 1 1 2 2 3 37 0 0 3 5 0 0 1 ?# 10 45+
Own Colony 3 4 2 9 2 35 4 54 26 175 0 0 0 0 37 277
Other Plantation 3 75 0 0 1 1 5 22 17 112 0 0 0 0 26 210
West Indies 5 147 3 3 0 0 4 39 9 181 0 0 1 71 22 441
Unknown 1 1 0 0 7 16 0 0 2 15 2 390 0 0 12 422
Total 51 4,370 22 927 15 174 15 166 64 743 26 4,537+ 18 2,126+ 211 13,043+
1719-1730
London 17 2,615 1 466 0 0 1 8 1 94 1 203 10 360+ 31 3,746+
Bristol 47 7,679 11 1,709 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 ?# 1 ?# 66 9,388+
Liverpool 2 13 5 594 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 607
Other Britain 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
Own Colony 8 635 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 31 0 0 0 0 14 666
Other Plantations 1 1 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 251 7 264
West Indies 3 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 58 0 0 0 0 6 124
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 79 11,011 19 2,785 0 0 1 8 10 183 8 203+ 16 611+ 133 14,801+
1731-1745
London 7 1,470 1 273 0 0 6 789 5 83 0 0 3 ?# 22 2,615+
Bristol 42 9,058 8 1,771 1 150 9 1,480 2 359 3 140+ 9 419+ 74 13,377+
Liverpool 6 812 8 1,113 8 1,019 6 850 2 41 2 ?# 5 449 37 4,284+
Other Britain 0 0 5 26 0 0 1 2 4 121 0 0 0 0 10 149
Own Colony 15 104 2 9 0 0 8 35 140 922 0 0 1 89 166 1,159
Other Plantation 5 64 1 20 0 0 10 102 33 292 0 0 3 57 52 535
West Indies 5 30 0 0 0 0 13 141 81 615 0 0 0 0 99 786
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 50 2 56
Total 80 11,538 25 3,212 9 1,169 54 3,405 267 2,433 5 140+ 22 1,064+ 462 22,961+
1746-1760
London 2 213 0 0 1 80 1 2 5 214 1 ?# 6 827+ 16 1,336+
Bristol 9 1,831+ 1 223 0 0 18 4,643+ 2 22 4 1,066+ 2 241 36 8,026+
Liverpool 8 1,360+ 5 492 0 0 2 433 3 97 5 123+ 9 1,201+ 32 3,706+
Other Britain 1 203 3 269 2 46 1 70 2 2+ 1 ?# 1 4 11 594+
Own Colony 8 69 3 93 1 197 2 161 47 629 0 0 18 158 79 1,307
Other Plantation 0 0 1 2 1 50 2 260 6 65 0 0 24 378 34 755
West Indies 5 218 0 0 7 107 2 6 18 84 0 0 10 64 42 479
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 31 3 31
Total 33 3,894+ 13 1,079 12 480 28 5,575+ 83 1,113+ 11 1,189+ 73 2,904+ 253 16,234+
1761-1774
London 1 37 2 174 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 ?# 15 962+ 20 1,178+
Bristol 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 3,932 0 0 0 0 2 258 14 4,190
Liverpool 1 154 12 1,754+ 1 30 11 2,110 3 64 3 250+ 7 872 38 5,234+
Other Britain 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ?# 0 0 1 40 1 6 3 46
Own Colony 2 9 2 8 4 121 3 151 55 669 0 0 11 54 77 1,012
Other Plantation 2 65 4 125+ 2 21 11 458 3 40 4 177+ 12 245 38 1,131+
West Indies 1 16 0 0 1 42 0 0 27 319 0 0 14 160 43 537
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 59 1 5 0 0 29 206+ 35 270+
Total 7 281 20 2,061+ 8 214 43 6,710+ 90 1,102 9 467+ 91 2,763+ 268 13,598+
All Years 264 32,575+ 110 10,109+ 49 2,058+ 152 15,879+ 518 5,574+ 60 6,717+ 267 11,720+ 1420 84,632+
Source: See appendix.
Notes:
   1. Lower James includes Accomac.
   2. Other Plantation = other mainland plantatio Number