St. Joseph's farm Inventory, including the names, number, and age of slaves, 1803

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Title

St. Joseph's farm Inventory, including the names, number, and age of slaves, 1803

Subject

Slaves--United States--Economic conditions; Slavery--Fugitive slaves; Jesuits--History--19th century

Description

This inventory from 1803 identifies 11 slaves in St. Joseph's farm. These include Lilly, who was carried over to Baltimore, and Thom, who ran away on April 8th, 1803.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1803-04-28

Contributor

Adam Rothman, Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province, Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA153

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Text

Inventory
On the property and stock
On St. Joseph’s Farm
Talbot’s County State of Maryland
Agreed upon and Settled
Between and by
The Revd John Ambrose Sougé
And Mr. William Corkrill
The present overseer on the said Farm of St. Joseph
In the presence of Mr. Bradbery Corkrill
On Thursday the twenty eight of April in the year of our Lord
Eighteen hundred and three
 
The names, number, and age of the
Black people

 

Names

Number

Age

 

Nan

 

1

 

45

Paul -

2

43

Mary 

3

38

Matt

4

32

Sam 

5

30

Hannah

6

22

John

7

18

Maria

8

5

Ned 

9

2

Lilly

She was carried over to Baltimore in last February by one Mrs Sarah Price without the consent of the Revd Sougé

10

20

Thom

He ran away on Friday the eight of this present month of April.

11

24

The number of horses

Four horses: and one Mare with foal.

 

The number of cattle

In all twenty five head: that is; two oxen, one steer; one bull; two young bulls; thirteen cows; six calves.

The number of sheep

In all twenty-four: that is; fifteen old ones, and nine lambs.

 

The number of hogs

In all twenty-six: that is; four old sows; four barrows; one boar; seventeen pigs.

Farming utensils and tools

Only one cart; and not a good one… three good ploughs… two small harrows… one drag harrow… two spades…. One dung fork… three hoes… two grubbing hoes… one briar sithe… five cradling sithes… one grass sithe… one whip-saw… one cross cut-saw… one hand-saw… one wood saw… four augars… one broad ax… two narrow axes… one hatchet… one fro… one add… one rule… one compass… one anvil… one hammer… one wheat-fan… one corn cradle…  one still… one iron rake… one chisel… one wheel-barrow… one plane…… one grind-stone…. One pair of scales… one iron-weight… one ten feet pole…. Two troughs… three ladders….  A weaver’s loom…. Two weavers slaies… a spinning wheel… four mill stones.

 

 

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Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives , “St. Joseph's farm Inventory, including the names, number, and age of slaves, 1803,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed December 18, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/167.

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