According to the 1840 census of Thomas Norcliffe Jones, taken in Richmond, Virginia, there was one Un-named slave in the household. She was over 55 years old. (No one except the head of household was named in this census.)
According to the 1850 census of Thomas Norcliffe Jones, taken in Richmond, Virginia, there was one “Free Inhabitant” in the household:
– Frances Clayton; female, aged 8 years old.
Her race was recorded as “Mulatto”.
– Her occupation was given as “None”.
– She was born in Virginia.
The survey indicates that Frances Clayton can neither read nor write. She is listed on this form as a “Free Inhabitant” (otherwise she would not have been counted), and she is not indicated as being a “servant” by occupation. Unclear about her status, but I feel relatively certain that she was in the employ of the family as a housemaid or kitchen helper.
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