"Here lies buried governors Thomas Dudley 1653, Joseph Dudley 1720. Chief Justice Paul Dudley 1752, Colonel William Dudley 1743" photo: Abdalian, Leon H., 1884-1967

Eleven Names: The Dudley Family of Roxbury and Their Enslaved People

The eponymous Roxbury square bearing the Dudleys’ name is now Nubian Square, a shift re-centering focus to the Black community who has lived there for decades and away from a colonial-era legacy of slavery. In that spirit, my research reveals the names of 11* people enslaved by the Dudley family. Brill was a coachman enslaved by Joseph Dudley. Paul Dudley purchased a “negro boy” from an infamous pirate ship. William Dudley brought slavery to Roslindale…

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Remembering Quam, Flora, Peter, Caesar, Guinea, Kate, Billah, Hannah, Cato, Peter, Brill, and Jimmy* (now 12 with the addition of Jimmy).

ALSO: Unearthing Slavery in Abington, Massachusetts

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About The Eleven Names Project is an independent digital research project built on archival sources first published by Wayne Tucker on August 22, 2021. I am a South Shore native, and having spent time in Boston and in Metro West, I’ve returned to the South Shore. In re-visiting my Puritan-era genealogy during the pandemic, IContinue reading “About”

Bibliography, Additional Media, & Resources

Bibliography Brown University (2017). Colonial enslavement of Native Americans included those who surrendered, too. Brown.edu https://www.brown.edu/news/2017-02-15/enslavement De Costa, J.,  and Hall, Charles.  “A plan of the town and harbour of Boston.”  Map.  1775.  Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center  https://collections.leventhalmap.org/search/commonwealth:z603vj169 Dudley, Dean (1886). The History of the Dudley Family. Wakefield, Mass .pdf Library ofContinue reading “Bibliography, Additional Media, & Resources”

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Copyright Wayne Tucker 2021. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.