Suckey's Funeral at the College Ground, 1819

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Title

Suckey's Funeral at the College Ground, 1819

Subject

Slave women; Slaves--United States; Jesuits--Missions; Slave Records, Sacraments, Vital Statistics;

Description

Fr. McElroy, the parish priest of Holy Trinity Church at Georgetown, recorded the death and burial of Suckey, an enslaved woman owned by Mr. Key. Fr. McElroy noted that around 400 people attended her funeral.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1819

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland Province, Society of Jesus

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA298

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Text

10 Suckey a colored woman about 17 yrs old belonging to Mr. Key Baptized her conditionally, heard her confession & gave her Extreme Unction - She died the next day- I buried her in our ground at which about 400 colored & other persons attended- I gave an exhortation on the ocassion.

Original Format

Manuscript

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Citation

Maryland Province Archives , “Suckey's Funeral at the College Ground, 1819 ,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed September 25, 2018, https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/325.

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