Louise Mason and her children: the last slaves of the Maryland Jesuits

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Title

Louise Mason and her children: the last slaves of the Maryland Jesuits

Subject

Slavery--Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus
Emancipation--Maryland

Description

In 1867, officials in Maryland undertook a census of all the slaves in Maryland who were emancipated in the state in 1864. The census was prepared in the hope that the ex-slaveowners would be compensated for the loss of their human property, as slaveowners in Washington, D.C. had been. The census for St. Mary's County, Maryland, lists a family owned by Rev. I.B. Meucer of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen of Maryland. The family included Louise Mason (age 45), and her children Daniel, Ann, Charity, Thomas, Josephine, and Robert Mason. A 27-year old man named William Holly is also listed.

Louise Mason and her family were the last people to be owned by Maryland Jesuits.

Creator

Maryland State Archives

Publisher

Maryland State Archives

Date

1864

Contributor

Adam Rothman

Rights

Maryland State Archives

Relation

GSA83: Louisa Mason obituary, 1909

Format

Website

Language

English

Type

Slave census

Identifier

GSA69

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Corporation of the Roman Catholic

Church Clergymen by Rev. I.B. Meucer-Owner

May 30, 1867

Louise Mason F 45 Nov. 1, 1864  
Daniel Mason M 17 Nov. 1, 1864  
Ann Mason F 15 " "  
Charity Mason F 13 " "  
Thomas Mason M 11 "  
Josephine Mason F 9 "  
Robert Mason M 7 " " (230)
William Holly M 27 "  
          No. of Slaves #8

Original Format

Book

Files

Citation

Maryland State Archives, “Louise Mason and her children: the last slaves of the Maryland Jesuits,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed December 18, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/77.

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