Editing Notes

Enslaved people are usually listed with only one name, but occasionally two are given.  Double names often include matronymics or (less often) patronymics, or descriptors to distinguish individuals (eg Long, Short, Young, Old, Mulatto, Quadroon, occupational descriptions, or ethnic identifiers such as Coromantee or Chamba.)  Where one name seems to be primary and the other supplementary, the listing has been standardized to the former.  Examples: Big Cudjoe = Cudjoe, Calamantee Moll = Moll.  Occasionally a second name looks more like a modern surname, especially for skilled men; in these cases both names have been listed.  Examples: Peter Ewing, Mary Tallow.