The Dudley Family of Roxbury and Their Enslaved People
Three of the four Dudley men venerated on the plaque at Roxbury’s Eliot Burial Ground were enslavers.
Brill’s duties included transporting the family & local dignitaries, delivering messages, and transporting Hannah Sewall’s corpse.
In which the Dudleys defend charges of a clandestine slave purchase and Dudley’s enslaved maid is baptized.
Thomas Dudley’s grandson William enslaved Quam, Peter, Caesar, and Flora in Roslindale.
Cato, Hannah, Billah, and Kate: looking further afield from Roxbury, we uncover 4 more people enslaved under Thomas Dudley’s intergenerational legacy of bondage.
When did the junction of Washington and Dudley Streets in Roxbury officially become “Dudley Square”?
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