Indentured Servitude in the Mid-Atlantic States

Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA
Jul 13, 2023
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Indentured Servitude
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Headright System
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Why Was It Successful?
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Absenteeism
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When Did It End?
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Finding Records
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Examines the practice of indentured servitude in the Mid-Atlantic states prior to the Revolutionary War.

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About the speaker

Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA is the author of The ‘Lost Pensions’: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 (Revised) and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). His m
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  1. JW
    Jeanne Waggoner
    9 months ago

    I have found two ancestors who were indentured servants. One came into Virginia and listed to whom he was servant to. I am going to go back and look for more Virginia documents bout him and the person he was indentured to. There is lore that other ancestors came to Virginia with a person who settled them in Virginia. No mention of servitude. This is a place to look first. Another ancestor came but was alone and about a child of 13. I think the court indentured him here. I need to re check on him also.

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  2. JB
    Joyce Bradley
    9 months ago

    Craig Scott is such a gracious and knowledgeable teacher. I always learn so much from his webinars! Thanks, Craig, for sharing your expertise with us!

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  3. CL
    Clara Lawver
    9 months ago

    5+ Now – I need to re-visit some of my earlier research from a different direction. Thank you Sir.

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  4. RH
    Rhonda Hill
    9 months ago

    This topic was very interesting. I am not sure if I have any indentured people in my tree, but it is something to look out for as my research progresses.

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  5. DM
    Dee Mathews
    9 months ago

    Wish I had known more about indentured servants 20+ years ago. I think many of my ancestors must have come to the colonies in this manner. I’m looking forward to looking in the references that Craig provided to us. Always a great speaker!

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  6. JH
    joanne howard
    9 months ago

    I have an ancestor who apparently was an indentured servant. This talk is giving me many ideas as to how to search to possibly verify this. An excellent presentation.

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  7. JS
    Janet Shahmiri
    9 months ago

    A thought-provoking presentation and a well-done class!

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  8. SC
    Suzanne Cruzen
    9 months ago

    Great topic – I loved the resources given. I’ll definitely be watching this webinar again, plus looking at Craig’s other webinars.

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