Paul Rochford, "Louisa Mahoney Mason and her family" (2020)

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Title

Paul Rochford, "Louisa Mahoney Mason and her family" (2020)

Subject

Mason, Louisa Mahoney Mason, 1812-1909; African Americans--Women--Biography; Jesuits--United States--History

Description

This essay traces the life of Louisa Mahoney Mason and her family. Louisa Mahoney Mason was a member of the Maryland Jesuit enslaved community;  she remained in Maryland after the 1838 sale. She and her children were the last people held in slavery by the Maryland Jesuits, emancipated in 1864. After emancipation, the Mason family remained linked to the Jesuits and the Catholic Church for generations.

This essay was written by Georgetown undergraduate student Paul Rochford (C'20) in 2019, in association with Georgetown Slavery Archive and the Georgetown Library.

Creator

Georgetown University Library

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

2020

Contributor

Paul Rochford

Rights

Paul Rochford

Relation

GSA69Louisa Mason and her children: the last people enslaved by the Maryland Jesuits

GSA83: Louisa Mason obituary, 1909

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Research essay

Identifier

GSA430

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Citation

Georgetown University Library, “Paul Rochford, "Louisa Mahoney Mason and her family" (2020),” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed November 30, 2020, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/503.