(Possibly written "Cally" or "Colby.")

Little for certain is known of him other than that he is black; is their "neighbour" (although the phrase, "out to old Colly," suggests he does not live all that close by); evidently owns, or has charge of, a horse or two that he will lend or rent out; and later (as reported 1 Dec.) is "very sick."

As Louisa adds no apostrophe to his name (she does the same when she refers to Miss Farquharson in S5), one wonders if he owns land. Certainly, there is no reference to the surname "Colly" or "Colby" (or variants) in the N.S. land grants or Halifax Co. deeds indexes. But then "Colly" may be his first name.

He may by the "Colly" that appears on the "Muster Roll of Loyalists and Disbanded Troops Settled on Lands at Dartmouth, near Coal Harbour, to the Eastward of Halifax--l3th July 1784." The name appears at the top of a list of six "servants," designated "Blacks," accompanying George Westphal, the father of the famous admirals.

Or "old Colly" may be related to the black woman (see Lawson 1893, p. 220, and Raddall 1971, p. 123) who in 1804 gave birth to Governor Wentworth's illegitimate son, George Wentworth Colley.

According to Raddall, she was a Maroon.