John Nickson was a white indentured
servant on the plantation owned by Ralph Wormeley II, in Middlesex
County. Nothing is known of Nickson's birth, his early life, or the
circumstances that encouraged him to enter into indentured servitude to Wormeley. He
first enters the historical record in 1687, as the defendant in a Middlesex County Court case in which he is
accused of being the prime mover in a conspiracy of servants and slaves who attempted to free themsel. . .
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