Marriage of Charles Taylor, 1836

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Title

Marriage of Charles Taylor, 1836

Subject

Slave Marriage; Georgetown College; Holy Trinity Church; Catholic Marriage; Sacramental Records

Description

The marriage of Charles Taylor, a man enslaved at Georgetown College, to Mary Ann Boarman, a free woman of color, took place on September 22, 1836 at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown. Taylor appears to have been sold to the college by the Jenkins family in the 1840s, but may have been hired to the college earlier. This is likely the reason he is listed as a "slave to Georgetown College" in his marriage record despite the earlier date. Taylor and Boarman had at least seven children who were baptized at Holy Trinity. Taylor worked at the college until at least the 1850s. In 1853 a note in Taylor's account marks a payment for his freedom papers.

Worthy of note is the fact that the witnesses to the marriage included Henry Johnson, possibly the same man who would purchase many of the Maryland Jesuit slaves two years later.

Creator

Holy Trinity Church

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

22-09-1836

Contributor

Julia Bernier

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Relation

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Sacramental Record

Identifier

GSA269

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Text

September 22 Charles Taylor (colored) a slave to Georgetown College
+ Mary Ann Boarman, (col'd) daughter of Nathaniel
Boarman + Matilda Grave, both Col'd) + free, were joined
in the Holy Bands of matrimony, in the presence of
Henry Johnson, Benj. Johnson, Stephen Shorter,
William Dunkinson + others, by Jas. F.M. Lucas.

Original Format

Sacramental Record

Files

Citation

Holy Trinity Church , “Marriage of Charles Taylor, 1836 ,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed July 20, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/291.

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