The Dudley Family and their Enslaved People
Three of the four Dudley men venerated on the plaque at Roxbury’s Eliot Burial Ground were enslavers.
Joseph Dudley, Brill the Enslaved Coachman, and Enslaved Indians
Brill’s duties included transporting the family & local dignitaries, delivering messages, and transporting Hannah Sewall’s corpse.
Paul Dudley: Pirates, Grift, and a Baptism
In which the Dudleys defend charges of a clandestine slave purchase and Dudley’s enslaved maid is baptized.
Dudleian Slavery in Roslindale
Thomas Dudley’s grandson William enslaved Quam, Peter, Caesar, and Flora in Roslindale.
Nicholas Dudley, (different) Joseph Dudley, & Simon Bradstreet
Cato, Hannah, Billah, and Kate: looking further afield from Roxbury, we uncover 4 more people enslaved under Thomas Dudley’s intergenerational legacy of bondage.
How long was it called Dudley Square anyway?
When did the junction of Washington and Dudley Streets in Roxbury officially become “Dudley Square”?
Bibliography, Additional Media, & Resources
SOURCES for The Dudley Family of Roxbury and Their Enslaved People
Introduction to Slavery in Massachusetts
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