Statement of Crime in the Colony of Liberia, 1828 – 1843

ROLL OF EMIGRANTS THAT HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE COLONY OF LIBERIA, WESTERN AFRICA, BY THE AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY AND ITS AUXILIARIES, TO SEPTEMBER, 1843, &cTranscribed from “Information relative to the operations of the United States squadron on the west coast of Africa, the condition of the American colonies there, and the commerce of the United States therewith,” 28th Congress, 2d. Session, S. Doc. 150, serial 458.

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Statement of crime in the colony

KEY: names of culprits; whether American settlers, captured Africans, or of the contiguous tribes; crime committed; court before which they were tried; punishment awarded; date of conviction.

James Williams; captured African; petit larceny; Justice’s court; fined $4, April, 1828.

Venus Peal; American; murder in 2d degree; Court quarter sessions; 3 years imprisonment; May, 1828.

Deeby and Joe; Natives; Burglary and robbery; Court quarter sessions; 2 years imprisonment; May, 1828.

John Lawrence; American; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; banishment; May, 1828.

Jack and Williams; Natives; kidnapping; Court quarter sessions; 2 years imprisonment; July, 1828.

Peter and 6 others; Natives; petit larceny; Justice’s court; 2 months imprisonment; July, 1828.

Tom Toby and T. Davis; Natives; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; May, 1829.

Esses Peal; American; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; June, 1829.

Zoda; Native; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 25 lashes and 3 months imprisonment; August, 1829.

Charles and George; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; Sept., 1829.

James Parker; American; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 39 lashes and 3 months imprisonment; October, 1829.

Ben Coff and Sandy; Kroomen; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 1 year imprisonment; December, 1829.

Charles and Dick; Kroomen; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 2 months imprisonment; December, 1829.

Chana Young; American; stabbing; Court quarter sessions; 6 months imprisonment; January, 1830.

Bob, Willo, and Tom; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 2 months imprisonment; February, 1830.

Jack Master; Native; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 2 months imprisonment; April, 1830.

Boatswain; captured African; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; July, 1830.

Tippo and 3 others; Natives; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; Sept., 1830.

Jack Bowe; Native; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 25 lashes and 4 months imprisonment; December, 1830.

R. Newport and E. Smith; Americans; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 31 lashes; January, 1831.

William Smith; Native; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 2 months imprisonment; February, 1831.

Priscilla Taylor; American; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 4 months imprisonment; May, 1831.

Santipede; Native; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 12 months imprisonment; July, 1831.

Will, Jack, and Toby; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 4 months imprisonment; October, 1831.

J. Parker and R. Peal; Americans; lewdness; Court quarter sessions; fined $22; Nov., 1831.

Jenkins; Native; kidnapping; Court quarter sessions; fined $1,000 & 12 months imprisonment; February, 1832.

Peter Williams; Native; petit larceny; Justice’s court; 2 months imprisonment; April, 1832.

Tony and 4 others; captured Africans; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 39 lashes; August, 1832.

James Parker; American; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 39 lashes and 12 months imprisonment; August, 1832.

Willo and Dick; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 10 lashes; October, 1832.

J. Master, York, and Jim; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 15 lashes and 1 month imprisonment; December, 1832.

J. White and W. Rix; Americans; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; January, 1833.

Bob and Jerry; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 12 lashes and 2 months imprisonment; March, 1833.

Burwell Barbour; American; murder in 2d degree; Court quarter sessions; 2 years imprisonment; May, 1833.

Edward Curtis; American; burglary and robbery; Court quarter sessions; 2 years imprisonment; June, 1833.

Jack and Kie; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 15 lashes; August, 1833.

Edward Richardson; American; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; Nov., 1833.

Tom, Will, and Zoda; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 2 months imprisonment; December, 1833.

Zilla Howard; American; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 20 lashes; January, 1834.

Daniel Thomas; American; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; Feb., 1834.

Ben and J. Savey; Natives; burglary and robbery; Court quarter sessions; 20 lashes and 12 months imprisonment; March, 1834.

Lewis Taylor; American; burglary and robbery; Court quarter sessions; 4 years imprisonment; May, 1834.

Major Smith; captured African; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; July, 1834.

Ned Corman; Native; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 10 lashes and 12 months imprisonment; July, 1834.

Lydia White; American; perjury; Court quarter sessions; 6 months imprisonment; July, 1834.

Julian White; American; high misdemeanor; Court quarter sessions; 8 months imprisonment; August, 1834.

Jack Tobin; Native; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 2 months imprisonment; August, 1834.

J. Cuff and D. Richardson; Americans; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 12 lashes and fined $10; August, 1834.

J. and W. Bibbs; Americans; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; public farm; Sept., 1834.

Willis Scott; American; resisting officer; Court quarter sessions; 1 month imprisonment; Sept., 1834.

Daniel Stokes; American; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 9 months imprisonment; Nov., 1834.

James Parker; American; burglary and robbery; Court quarter sessions; 7 years imprisonment; January, 1835.

Edward Curtis; American; burglary and robbery; Court quarter sessions; 4 years imprisonment; January, 1835.

Boki and Peter; Natives; burglary and robbery; Court quarter sessions; 1 year imprisonment; April, 1835.

Mary Curtis; American; receiving stolen goods; Court quarter sessions; 2 months imprisonment; May, 1835.

Thomas Brother; Native; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 12 months imprisonment; June, 1835.

J. Rix and A. Banks; Americans; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 39 lashes and 2 years imprisonment; July, 1835.

B. Brown; American; accessary; Court quarter sessions; 25 lashes and 6 months imprisonment; July, 1835.

Nancy Green; American; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 5 lashes and 2 months imprisonment; Sept., 1835.

Will and Ben; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 4 months imprisonment; Nov., 1835.

Freeborn; Native; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 5 months imprisonment; January, 1836.

Black Master; Native; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 6 months imprisonment; March, 1836.

Jack, Willo and Murdo; Natives; burglary and robbery; Court quarter sessions; 39 lashes and 12 months imprisonment; May, 1836.

J. Andrew and Freeman; Natives; burglary and robbery; Court quarter sessions; 25 lashes and 12 months imprisonment; June, 1836.

Andrew Williams; captured African; loosing prisoners; Court quarter sessions; 6 months imprisonment; July, 1836.

Jim Doe; Native; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 15 lashes and 12 months imprisonment; July, 1836.

J. Benny and V. Walburg; captured Africans; murder; Court quarter sessions; executed; July, 1836.

Cicero Stewart; Native; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 10 months imprisonment; Sept., 1836.

Arthur Catney; American; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 12 months imprisonment; October, 1836.

Tar; Native; kidnapping; Court quarter sessions; 39 lashes and 12 months imprisonment; Nov., 1836.

Glasco Smith; captured African; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; January, 1837.

Peter and Jack; Natives; rioting; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; Feb., 1837.

Bonaparte and Bony; Natives; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 9 months imprisonment; April, 1837.

George and Isaiah Rann; Americans; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; April, 1837.

Barfarrow; Native; kidnapping; Court quarter sessions; 2 years imprisonment; May, 1837.

Moses Bright; American; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 6 months imprisonment; June, 1837.

John Williams; American; maiming; Court quarter sessions; 2 months imprisonment; June, 1837.

B. Brown; American; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 10 months imprisonment; July, 1837.

Joe Lewis; captured African; murder; Court quarter sessions; executed; August, 1837.

Peter, Joe and Jack; Kroomen; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 10 months imprisonment; Nov., 1837.

Joe, Bob, and Will; Kroomen; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 2 years imprisonment; Nov., 1837.

Waller and Jack; Kroomen; attempt to release prisoners; Court quarter sessions; fined $15; December, 1837.

Five Kroomen; Kroomen; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 20 lashes and 6 months imprisonment; December, 1837.

Freeman and Willo; Kroomen; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 4 months imprisonment; December, 1837.

Francis Clark; American; disturbing religious congregation; Court quarter sessions; 6 months imprisonment; January, 1838.

A. Williams and Joe; captured Africans; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 2 months imprisonment; Feb., 1838.

Smith, Tom, and Jack; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; March, 1838.

Six Kroomen; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 10 lashes and 15 days imprisonment; April, 1838.

Isaac Davis; captured African; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 6 months imprisonment; May, 1838.

M. Sturges and two sons; Americans; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 12 months imprisonment; May, 1838.

J. Dinsley and S. Demery; captured Africans; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 2 years imprisonment; June, 1838.

J. Preston and Yorick; Natives; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 2 years imprisonment; June, 1838.

P. Smith and Charles; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 2 months imprisonment; July, 1838.

Four, names unknown; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; July, 1838.

Andrew Green; American; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 12 months imprisonment; July, 1838.

G. McQuin; captured African; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 18 months imprisonment; August, 1838.

David Coleman; American; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 18 months imprisonment; August, 1838.

Diver Fletcher; American; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 9 months imprisonment; August, 1838.

Will, Dow, and Tom; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; August, 1838.

Miles and Andrew; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 2 months imprisonment; August, 1838.

Jim and six others; Natives; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 12 months imprisonment; Sept., 1838.

William Batter; American; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 15 months imprisonment; Sept., 1838.

Five Kroomen; Natives; grand larceny; Court quarter sessions; 12 months imprisonment; Sept., 1838.

Jim and Tony; Natives; highway robbery; Court quarter sessions; 2 years imprisonment; October, 1838.

Four, names unknown; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 2 months imprisonment; October, 1838.

Eight, names unknown; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; October, 1838.

Wily Brown; American; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 5 months imprisonment; Nov., 1838.

Jack and Sam; Natives; petit larceny; Court quarter sessions; 3 months imprisonment; Nov., 1838.

Willo and Sam; Natives; petit larceny; Justice’s court; 2 months imprisonment; February, 1843

Charles Davis; Native; petit larceny; Justice’s court; 3 months imprisonment; February, 1843.

Willo and Toby; Natives; petit larceny; Justice’s court; 2 months imprisonment; March, 1843.

M. Smith; captured African; petit larceny; Justice’s court; 1 month imprisonment; March, 1843.

A. Richardson; American; petit larceny; Justice’s court; fined $4; March, 1843.

William Jones; American; grand larceny; Superior court; 4 months imprisonment; April, 1843.

Tom, Will and Jack; Natives; rape; Superior court; 2 years imprisonment; May, 1843.

Willo and Pedro; Natives; grand larceny; Superior court; 6 months imprisonment; May, 1843.

George Wilson; American; grand larceny; Superior court; 9 months imprisonment; May, 1843.

Sandy and Eliza; Americans; petit larceny; Justice’s court; fined $10; June, 1843.

Freeman and Willo; Natives; petit larceny; Justice’s court; 2 months imprisonment; June, 1843.

Tom Smith; captured African; petit larceny; Justice’s court; 1 month imprisonment; June, 1843.

Jack and Davis; Natives; rioting; Justice’s court; 2 months imprisonment; July, 1843.

Johnson and J. Master; Natives; petit larceny; Justice’s court; 1 month imprisonment; August, 1843.

Jim, Toby and Ned; Natives; petit larceny; Justice’s court; 2 months imprisonment; August, 1843.

Saucy Jack; Native; rioting; Justice’s court; fined $5; Sept., 1843.

Ben and Tom; natives; rioting; Justice’s court; fined $2; Sept., 1843.