1824 Census document for Ombline Desbassayns

Census of Ombline Gonneau-Montbrun, widow Panon-Desbassayns, with a list of her 461 slaves.

Excerpt from the census form of the Desbassayns estate. 1824.
Coll. of Reunion Departmental Archives, inv. 6 M 601

The following elements were to be included on the annual census forms completed by estate owners: the number, name, sex and age of the persons in the family; the name, sex and age of each slave, existence of married couples, any specific characteristics enabling him or her to be identified; indication of births, deaths and any other changes occurring since the previous census – purchases, sales, donations, inheritances, emancipations, escaped slaves etc.

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