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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…

MSA Levy Court C1544-4 1813 S020.pdf
This list of enslaved people at St. Inigoes was prepared for purposes of tax assessment in 1813. It lists the names, ages, and scattered physical or health descriptions of the men, women, and children at the Jesuits' St. Inigoes plantation in the…

MPAB3F151767.pdf
In this journal entry from 1767, Rev. Ignatius Matthews recorded that on November 16, Abraham ran away from St. Inigoes plantation.

MSA Levy Court C1544-4 1804 018.pdf
This list of enslaved people at St. Inigoes was prepared for purposes of tax assessment in 1804. It lists the names, ages, and scattered physical or health descriptions of the men, women, and children at the Jesuits' St. Inigoes plantation in the…

MPAB43F2OVR.pdf
A contract with the overseer at St. Inigoes plantation for 1743 and 1744. In addition to spelling out the terms of John Pavat's service, the contract makes allowances for two enslaved people by name, "old Jenny" and Matthew.

HDGUA550-7.pdf
These two documents from 1837 provide an account of the death and burial of Margaret Smallwood, an enslaved woman who worked and died at Georgetown College at the age of 45. Margaret was born in St. Mary's County and was buried at the College…

MPCBLKNBST.pdf
In this entry from Bohemia's Daybook, Fr. Francis Beeston recorded the distribution of blankets to twenty-three enslaved persons from 1787 to 1792.   The list of names possibly includes children and might suggest family relations in some cases.…
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