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CRCC1814ML.pdf
At a meeting held at Georgetown College on September 14, 1813, the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen instructed its agent to provide the Rev. Malavé with an enslaved man.

Fr. Malavé was a Belgian Jesuit who came to live at Georgetown…

CRCCBIT1814.pdf
At a meeting held at Georgetown College in 1813, the members of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergy decided to sell two "black servants" to the Rev. Bitouzey, a member of the secular clergy, who was in charge of White Marsh until his resignation…

CRCCO05241803.pdf
In a meeting held at the White Marsh plantation, the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergy attempted to regulate the sale of slaves on their plantations by empowering plantation managers to exchange slaves in the case of intermarriage and to sell or…

CRCC11281804.pdf
In 1804, the Rev. John Ashton asked the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergy to pay his legal fees from suits "carried on by him whilst he was manager of the estate of the White Marsh." The Corporation decided to pay for these fees, with the…

MPAB3F15AL.pdf
The back cover of an almanac owned by Fr. Arnold Livers lists twenty enslaved people who were probably part of the community at St. Inigoes. Three married couples are listed.

Fr. Livers was in charge of St. Inigoes from 1760 to 1767.

CHMCB6F8.pdf
Fr. John Grassi, President of Georgetown College, writes to Br. Marshall to inform him of the arrival of eleven enslaved persons to St. Inigoes. This remarkable letter also mentions the case of two men, Charles and Clem, whose marriages were being…

MSA Levy Court C1511-2 1839 p72.pdf
In June 1839, a little more than six months after the transport of Maryland Province slaves to Louisiana, the clerk of the levy court of St. Mary's County deducted the Newtown slave community from James A. Neill's tax burden. According to the 1840…

MSA Levy Court C1511-1 1836 p247.pdf
In May 1836, the St. Mary's County levy court removed seventeen slaves from Fr. Carbery's tax burden.

Fr. Carbery was the manager of St. Inigoes plantation. The county recorded the death of three of the slaves, and noted that the fourteen others…

Newtown Tax Assessments 1795-1838.pdf
This item aggregates 24 years of tax assessments over a 43-year period into a single document. It shows how the slave population at Newtown evolved over time.

The transcription provided faithfully reproduces relevant entries from ledger pages and…

Newtown Slave Population Tax Assessments.pdf
This item includes four slave tax assessments from 1804, 1813, 1821, and 1831. They list the names, ages, and scattered physical or health descriptions of the men, women, and children at the Jesuits' Newtown plantation in the early nineteenth…
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