St. Inigoes tax assessment, 1804

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Title

St. Inigoes tax assessment, 1804

Subject

Slavery--Maryland; Slaves--St. Inigoes; Slaves--Taxes; Slave records

Description

This list of enslaved people at St. Inigoes was prepared for purposes of tax assessment in 1804. It lists the names, ages, and scattered physical or health descriptions of the men, women, and children at the Jesuits' St. Inigoes plantation in the early nineteenth century. Comparing this list to other tax assessments, as well as the 1838 sale documents, can help to determine who may have been sold off from St. Inigoes before 1838, and who may not have been sold to Louisiana in 1838.

This document also inventories the personal property kept at the plantation, providing a sense of the material conditions of the farm.

Creator

Maryland State Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

March 16, 1804

Contributor

Cory Young

Rights

Maryland State Archives

Relation

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Tax assessments

Identifier

GSA313

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Text

A List of the personal property on St Inigoes Farm belonging belonging to the Romn. Cathk. Clergy of the Society of Jesus.

A list of the all the Negroes, March 16 - 1804

 

1rst The Men over 45.                                      3dly Men from 14 to 45.

Matthew          dead1810           93                    Harry, Consumptive & sickly  33
Tom, blind in one Eye             67                    Jack                                        29
Nace, hip shotten                    63                    Peter   out of state 1810         28
Will a cripple                           63                    Fredrick knows some little         
Charles, with a broken arm    51                   of the Carpenter trade            24
                       5                                               Jim                  5                       22

 

2dly Women over 36                                        4thly Women from 14 to 36.

Susanna                                  86                    Ann, dropsical                         29
Cate, always sick & helpless  62                    Jane    out of state 1810         27
Judy                                        55                    Sarah with an absess or
Dorothy, bedrid for life              49 1810 dead       gathering in her side of
                                                                         some years duration, still bad 26
Suck                5                       46                    Eleonor            4                       17

 

5thly Negroes from 8 to 14.                              6thly Negroes under 8

Wat                                          12                    Nel                                           6
Clem                                       12                    Rachael                                   6
Doll                                          11                    Cornelius                                 6
Bibiana                                    12                    Henry  out state 1810             5
Bob                                          10                    Suck                                        4
Sam                                        9                      Luce                                        4
Moses                                     9                      Ann                                          3
Ruth, a [  ] sickly Child            9                      Dick                                         2
Bridget                                     8                      Nace                                       2
Cate                10                      8                      Mary                                        1
                                                                        Harry                                       1
                                                                         Ferry   3 months old              

                                                                                                12

                                    Household Furniture

4 good Bedsteds, 3 good Beds, 2 Ditto much worn, 1 Ornabrig bed, ditto 1 pair sheets 1 old Bedsted, all ye. above Beds & bedsteds only of half size or for one person only as is also all our bed furniture which is indeed old, very scanty, and all very much worn, except 2 pairs of sheets 4 Bolsters & 5 pillows, the cases to them are grate worn out. Blankets commonly called matchcoat, moth eaten & little worth 2 small double ones of ye lowest qty in bad condition. 2 small single Country ditto pretty good. 5 flimsy old calico countery ones 2 cotton white ditto, pretty good. 7 Old carpet of ye lowest qlty 14 ½ by 12 ½ feet 1 old ditto ditto 13 by 11 ½ one old Beaufat, 2 folding walnut Tables, 1 old small maple ditto, 1 little ditto 3 by 2 feet. 3 armed wooden Chairs, 2 common wooden ditto all good. 1 old leather bottomd ditto. 1 good Desk 1 old ragged covered one without lock. 4 pairs small cast and irons, 4 pairs of Tongues and shovels, 2 pokers, 1 pair Bellows. 1 Big China bowl, 1 ditto queens ware, 1 little ditto ditto, 1 big 1 little Tumblers, 8 wine glasses, 1 Mettle Teapot 2 ditto queens ware, 5 coffee cups no saucers, 4 Tea cups 3 saucers, 3 old odd saucers, 3 old ditto very small, cups all broken. 1 Tin & 1 Copper Coffee pots, 1 good Decanter & 1 crack’d. 4 Queens ware Dishes 6 Ditto small 2 stew ditto. 13 dining ditto plates, 10 ditto pewter. 6 Breakfast ditto [illegible] Big Terene queens ware, 3 small ditto ditto, 6 soup ditto plates, 5 five Gallon Demijohns, 50 Earthen quart jugs, 30 qrt bottles 5 case Ditto. 2 new Chamber pots, 3 old ditto, 1 [illegible] ditto. 1 Convenience for ye. sick. Cattle 4 30 - 3  14 - 1 years old 16 - one mare - work Horses 12 - colts 3 [illegible] 10 Oxen. Hogs 25. Sheeps 55.

 

*marginalia  2 new 1 old brass, 2 old japa and tin Candlesticks, Plate 1 ½, which I had forgoten. 2 pairs of new, 2 old pairs snuffers.

 

            A Schedule of our property on St Inigo’s Farm which I hereby certify to have been made out by me the subscriber with all possible accuracy;            EE

                                                                                    Sylvr Boarman

                                                                        St Inigo’s - March 16 - 1804

Matthew Simmons Esqre

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Citation

Maryland State Archives, “St. Inigoes tax assessment, 1804,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed September 25, 2018, https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/344.

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