Below is is a baptism record for a child Samuel in the Virgin Islands. The columns are for parents' names, then occupation, then civil status, then day baptized and then where they live. Eve is free but "Andrew Donavan" is a slave. The date is 1826.
I've heard of this being the case the other way round, slave owning men having their way with their coloured slaves, but I'm researching my Potter ancestors, and this record lists an Eve Potter, free, having a child with a man who is a slave (S for slave on the register).
I don't know if Eve Potter was a free coloured woman or white, but this seems strange to me. What might the circumstances surrounding this relationship have been?