Valuation of George Fenwick's Slaves, 1809

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Title

Valuation of George Fenwick's Slaves, 1809

Subject

Slaves--United States--Economic conditions; Real property--Valuation; Jesuits-History-19th century;

Description

George Fenwick, Father to George and Benedict Fenwick, SJ ordered an appraisal of some of his properties in 1809. This valuation names and prices four people: Henney, Harriet, Eliza, Samuel, and John.

Upon his death in 1811, his son George -a future professor at Georgetown College- inherited half of his slaves and his plantation in St. Mary's County.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1809

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza, Adam Rothman

Rights

Maryland Province, Society of Jesus

Relation

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA201

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Hearing appraisal ----------------------------------$20

one negro woman name Henney about 30 years old         $200 +

one negro Girl named Harriet about 6 years old                  - 75+

one Do. Do. Do. Eliza about 4 years old                                     - 50+

one Do. Boy Do. Samuel about 2 years old                              - 20+

one Do. Boy Do. John about 2 months old                               - 5+

one walnut Desk …..                                                               10+

one eight day block …..                                                            40+

one pine Book case small ……                                                22+

One pine Cubbard ……..                                                           4-

Books 37 odd volumes ………                                            9.24+

Books 36 Fenwick’s arithmetic …….                                       9.0+

one Wallnut Table --------------------                                             2.0+

One pine stand …………                                                            1.0+

Grocery ware …….                                                                  5.0+

1 ½ Doz Windsor chairs …….                                                 9.0+

One bed & Furniture ……                                                     25.0+

One Do. and Do. ……..                                                                15.0+

Three Do. and Do. ……..                                                             30.0+

1 Cot & Bed ……..                                                                 10.0+

12 pictures ……..                                                                     3.0+

5 pr Window Curtains ……                                                       2.50+

Old Shovel and tongues …..                                                    0.25+

One set Knives & Fork Tray & 3 candle sticks….              1.0+

2 pewter Bason & 10 Do. plates and 3Do. spoons ……         2.0+

Original Format

Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives , “Valuation of George Fenwick's Slaves, 1809,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed February 24, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/219.

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