Remembering the 272 Ancestors

Honoring the 272 men, women, and children enslaved and sold by the Maryland Jesuits is an important ritual in Georgetown’s Emancipation Day programming each year. The 1838 Articles of Agreement begin with Isaac, who is now the namesake of Isaac Hawkins Hall on Georgetown’s main campus, and conclude with “unnamed children.” The Georgetown community reads their names in honor and remembrance.

Join Us in the Reading of the Names

IsaacCharlesNellyHennyCeciliaRuthyPatrick
NettyCorneliusFrancisSusanGabrielPeterJackson
ElizabethJamesDeliaSusanGeorgeIsaacKitty
AustinIsaacEliasSallyNedRachelSimon
AndersonLouisaNedBillyNellyJohnJohn
NancyPatrickCharlesSallyNancyMargaretDavid
ElizaMarthaThomasSarah AnneNellyJosephNell
KittyMarySamElizabethPollySallyWilliam
Mary AnneRobertHenryHarriettElizabethIsaiahMary Ellen
NancyMarthaJennyBetsy AustinAdolphHenrietta
Harriett AnneRichardNancyMargeryLen QueenMintyNancy
MaryCharlesJamesTomElizaReverdyNoble
EdwardWilliamBillMariaMaryWilliamsCharles
BenedictLen SwedenSamJohn ButlerJohn CoylesLenDaniel
NaceBernardWilliamTom JImHenryFrancis
StephenAnneBetsyMatildaKittyMargaretGinny
CrissyCelestiaHenryLouisaTeresaMaryHarry
LiviaJoeEstherBillPeterStephenSarah
BibianaMaryBettyBennetClairJohnAbraham
SusanPriscillaPerryJarredRose AnneCharlotteMary
JulianneDickGreenfieldJamesFerdinandSylvesterChristinna
HarrietteEmmelineElenoraMarySusannaRittaRemus
MillyLucySallDinaEstherAlexisNace
NaceBibyLucyBridgetCarolineBasilMartha
AnneGabeBibyHarriettRobertMaryAbraham
RobertJamesBridgetMary JaneSusanSally AnneNelly
CharlesBill CrushPhilNellyLouisGustyGeorge
JosephHarryAnneHarryNellyGabeDaniel
LouiseArnoldAnnaArnoldLouisaBetsyBarney
LucindaGreenfieldDanielWattTeresaFrankSam
RachelAlexanderCharlotteEmelineWattDickAdeline
MattGinnyCatherineNellyElizaRegisKitty
PeterJamesMichaelNedSallyAlexisHenney
FrederickJennyZekeNathanHennyJames and unnamed children