There is little information available about Terry Legay aside from what is mentioned in The Interesting Narrative by Vassa. Legay was witnessed the signing, sealing and delivering of a letter of manumission written by Robert King sanctioning the manumission, emancipation and enfranchisement of Gustavus Vassa.
Vassa on Terry Legay in The Interesting Narrative 9th ed.
Montserrat. - To all men unto whom these presents shall come: I Robert King, of the parish of St. Anthony, in the said island, merchant, send greeting: Know ye, that I the aforesaid Robert King, for, and in consideration of the sum of seventy pounds current money of the said island, to me in hand paid, and to the intent that a negro man slave, named Gustavus Vasa, shall and may become free, have manumitted, emancipated, enfranchised, and set free, and by these presents do manumit, emancipate, enfranchise, and set free, the aforesaid negro man-slave, named Gustavus Vasa, for ever; hereby giving, granting, and releasing unto him, the said Gustavus Vasa, all right, title, dominion, sovereignty, and property, which, as lord and master over the aforesaid Gustavus Vasa, I have had, or which I now have, or by any means whatsoever I may or can hereafter possibly have over him the aforesaid Negro, for ever. In witness whereof, I the abovesaid Robert King, have unto these presents set my hand and seal, this tenth day of July, in ,the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-six.
Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of Terry Legay.
Registered the within manumission, at full length, this eleventh day of July, 1766, in liber D. TERRY LEGAY, Register.” (pg. 137)
Prepared by Lisa Raposo on 15 July 2021.
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