The Margaret, 1718

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Title

The Margaret, 1718

Subject

Slave trade--History
Slavery--Maryland

Description

Records of the slave ship Margaret out of London, which transported more than 100 captive Africans from Bunce Island to Annapolis in 1718. (Click here for a map of these key locations.)

The vessel was owned by Samuel Bonham of London, and captained by James Cassells. James Carroll was a partner in the venture. The records of the voyage, including the sale of the captive Africans in Annapolis, are inscribed in James Carroll's Day Book, which is part of the Maryland Province Archives. 

Included here are a scan of the page from Carroll's Day Book that records the sale of the Africans in Annapolis, a scan of the whole set of records from the Day Book involving the Margaret, and a study of the Margaret by Dr. Herbert Brewer, a 2018 Georgetown/Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for the Study of Slavery and Assistant Professor of History and Geography at Morgan State University.

For more on James Carroll's Day Book, see Charles M. Flanagan, "The Sweets of Independence: A Reading of the 'James Carroll Day Book, 1714-1721'," Ph.D. dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, 2005.

The Georgetown Slavery Archive wishes to thank David Eltis, Charles Flanagan, Will Pettigrew, Will Thomas, and Lorena Walsh for their assistance with this research.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1718

Contributor

Herbert Brewer, Adam Rothman

Rights

Maryland Province Jesuits

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Ledger

Identifier

GSA224

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Original Format

Ledger

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “The Margaret, 1718,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed May 23, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/240.

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