Monday, October 23, 2017

Paddy Rollers

Paddy Rollers

During the April 1822 session of the Caswell County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, the justices enacted the following:

Patrollers appointed for 1822: Richmond Dist. John Thompson, John Long, John Kitchen, John Adams, Abraham Wright, James Whitlow; Gloucester Dist. Jerre Crisp, Paul Terrel; Caswell Dist. Joseph Cobb, John Cobb, John Nunnally, William Ray; St. David's Dist. Thomas Givson, Elisha Paschal, William Moore, Nicholas Willis, Joseph Carter, Jr. and Thomas Penick.

Slave patrols called patrollers, patterrollers, pattyrollers or paddy rollers, by the slaves, were organized groups of white men who monitored and enforced discipline upon black slaves in the antebellum U.S. southern states. The slave patrols' function was to police slaves, especially runaways and defiant slaves.

See: Slave Patrols

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