Slaves of My Lady’s Manor: Other families of the 2nd District

THE 2ND DISTRICT

MARIA SIMMS: IRA ANDERSON

  • Maria Simms ran away from Ira Anderson but was apprehended on 20 April 1834.

JOSHUA THOMPSON: NICHOLAS HUTCHINS

  • A Joshua Thompson (1849) is enumerated in 1870 in the household of Nicholas Hutchins. In 1850 there is a Male (1849) in the household of Nicholas Hutchins

 HENRY WATERS, THE FORD AND SHAW FAMILIES: JOHN PERDUE

  • Ann Ford (1830), Maria Ford (1856), George Shaw (1856), Charity Shaw (1860) are enumerated in the household of John Perdue
    • In 1850 John Perdue is enumerated with two slaves: Female (1830) and Female (1843).
    • In 1860 John Perdue had the following slaves: Female (1830), Female (1840), Male (1835), Male (1857), Female (1858), Female (1860). It is possible that the Female born in 1860 and the Male born in 1857 are Charity and George Shaw. The Female born in 1830 seems to be Ann Ford. Maria Ford (1856) might be the Female born in (1858). The Female (1840) and the Male (1835) are speculatively the parents of the Shaw siblings.
    • On March 19 1851 Henry Waters, a runaway from a master John Perdue was received in the Baltimore City Jail.
    • On September 20th 1849 Charles and Angeline,are listed in the Accomodations Docket. Angeline is maybe Ann Ford.

THE SWAN FAMILY: THE SLADE FAMILY

  • A Ellison L. Swan (1856) and a Ann E Swan (1858) are enumerated in 1870 in the household of Mary Slade. Also present are Jesse Cox (1813), and a Willie S. Swan (1859).
    • In 1860 Mary Slade is enumerated with the following slaves: Male (1856), Female (1858).
  • A Deliah Swan (1838), Elias Swan (1854), Estrum Swan (1855), Fannie Swan (1861), George Swan (1864) are enumerated in 1870 in the household of Levi Slade.
    • Levi Slade in 1850 is enumerated with the following slaves: Male (1831), Female (1840), and a six-month old Female (1850)
    • Levi Slade in 1860 is enumerated with the following slaves: Male (1831), Female (1838), Female (1850), Male (1853), Male (1855), Male (1859), and a Female (1859). I’m presuming that Levi Slade owned the Swan family. Deliah’s husband died before 1870.
  • In a will probated on 22 November 1838, Thomas Slade wills Sarah to his daughter Susanna, and to his son Thomas and grandson Asbury: “one negroe boy called Granvil, one negroe girl called Maria, and one negroe woman called Betsey with the increase if any, to be equally divided when my said grandson Asbury arrives at the age of twenty-one years, the said slaves to remain and labour on said farm.”

THE SWAN FAMILY: THOMAS PEARCE

From Schweninger’s compilation: “Thomas Pearce vs. Caroline Swan petition May 1864; answer 7 June 1864 Petitioner claims estate of Negro Charles Swan who died and left his estate to petitioner’s slave” (BALTIMORE COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS MSA SC 4239-18-90).

JOSHUA HUNTER, GRIFFITH FAMILY: PEARCE FAMILY

  • In 1850 listed in the Accommodations Docket are five slaves owned by John B. Pearce: Joshua Hunter, Edward Griffith, and Jane Griffith with her two children. Pearce was a very prominent man who’s manor “Clynmalira” borders “My Lady’s Manor.”

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    • John B Pearce is enumerated in 1850 with eight slaves: Female (1804), Male (1806), Female (1810), Female (1830), Male (1834), Male (1835), and a Male (1844)
    • In 1860 John B possesses seven slaves: Female (1815), Female (1828), Female (1834), Male (1835), Male (1841), Male (1854), Female (1856)
    • In a document about the historical home of Pearce the following appears: “Pearce was not a sessionist but had been a slaveholder. The family papers show his purchase of two slaves: Esther, age 12, in 1832, and Edward in 1848. A draft for a run-away advertisement was signed by both John B. and William Pearce, offering a reward for nine escapees plus some infant children. Wesley, age 13, was described as ‘very intelligent'” (Oakland Farm House 7).

PETER WILLIAMS: ALEXANDER NESBIT

  • Alexander Nesbit is enumerated in 1850 with eleven slaves. In the population census his occupation is judge of the Baltimore City Court.
    • A Peter Williams is recorded in the Slave Jail Records as a runaway from owner Alexander Nesbit: admitted on the 14 April 1837

HARRIS FAMILY: JOSHUA HUTCHINS

  • George Harris (1810) ran away with his newly-wed wife Miranda Wallace. Joshua Hutchins posted an advertisement for the runaways on 13 June 1840.
  • Andrew(1833-35) ran away from Joshua Hutchins on 2 June 1855.
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