Children born into slavery at Bohemia, 1750-1760

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Title

Children born into slavery at Bohemia, 1750-1760

Subject

Slaves--United States; Jesuits--Missions; Slave Records, Sacraments, Vital Statistics; Jesuits--History--18th century

Description

The following entries from the ledger of Bohemia plantation in Cecil County, Maryland registered the births and baptisms of enslaved persons along with transactions for corn, wheat, and wine. These entries provide names for godparents, payments for midwifes, and the purchase of a coat for one of the newborns.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1750-1760

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province Archives, Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Financial Records

Identifier

GSA252

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Nov 22 1754 Negrowoman Betty was brought to
Bed of a girl wch was christend 24th of do God
Father Davi. God mother Mrs. Cat Farrel----Died May ye 9th 1756
 
Nov ye 9th 1755 The Negrowoman Nanny was
brought to Bed of a Boy who was Christned John
on ye 11th do God Fa. Isaac. God mother Betty. 
 
Dec 6 By Cash to Mrs. Ward for laying Molly 15
Memdum Dec ye 5th 1756 Negrowoman Molly was
brought to bed of a Girl who was Christned Prudens
on ye 7th of Dec. Godfa. Davi Godmother Betty#
 
To Granny Sara for laying Molly on ye 18th
of Oct x was Christned John on ye 22d do ---
10
One Coat for ye Child 4.6
To Granny Sara for. Laying Nanny ye child was
Christned Robert by ye Rd. Mr. Harding -----------
 10
Mary’s Child was Christned by Mr. Manners
1760 Dec. was named Sara---------
 
N.B. Dick Betty’s son was born in may
1750 & Ralfph’s Nell in June 1750.
Ralph was born on Easter Sunday 1752
 

Original Format

Ledger

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “Children born into slavery at Bohemia, 1750-1760,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed August 15, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/276.

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