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Lloyd Plantation

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Overview

 

Location

Near the eastern side of Chesapeake Bay, Talbot Co., MD

 

Date Constructed/ Founded

not determined

 

Associated Surnames

Anthony, Auld, Baily, Lloyd

 

Historical notes

Edward Lloyd V was one of the wealthiest men in Maryland. The main Lloyd Plantation was near the eastern side of Chesapeake Bay, 12 miles from Aaron Anthony's Holmes Hill Plantation (birthplace of Frederick Douglas).

 

Associated Slave Workplaces

Auld Farm (Talbot Co., MD), Holmes Hill Plantation (Talbot Co., MD)


 

Associated Free Persons

 

  • Edward Lloyd V (1779-1834) - plantation owner
  • Sally Scott Murray Lloyd (1775-?) - wife of Edward Lloyd V (m.1796)
  • Edward Lloyd (1798-1834) - son of Edward V and Sally S.M. Lloyd
  • Sallie Scott Elizabeth Lloyd (1800-aft.1834) - daughter of Edward V and Sally S.M. Lloyd
  • Anne Catherine Lloyd (?-?) - daughter of Edward V and Sally S.M. Lloyd
  • Daniel Lloyd (1812-1875) - son of Edward V and Sally S.M. Lloyd


 

Associated Enslaved Persons

 

Slaves at Lloyd Plantation

Frederick Douglas and relatives

 

  • Harriet Bailey (1800-1827) - at Holmes Hill Plantation
  • Perry Bailey (1813-?) - daughter of Aaron Anthony (free white) and Harriet Bailey
  • Sara Bailey (1814-?) - daughter of Aaron Anthony (free white) and Harriet Bailey
  • Eliza Bailey (1816-?) - daughter of Aaron Anthony (free white) and Harriet Bailey
  • Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey Douglas (1818-1895) - son of Aaron Anthony (free white) and Harriet Bailey


 

Research Leads and Plantation Records

 

  • none reported yet


 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Biographical Notes on Frederick Douglas

Frederick Washington Bailey, the son of a white man and a black enslaved woman, was born on Holmes Hill Plantation near Easton, Maryland, on February 7, 1818. Frederick's mother, Harriet Bailey, worked the cornfields surrounding Holmes Hill. As a child, he had heard rumors that the master, Aaron Anthony, was his father. At age six, Frederick was sent to live and work at the Lloyd Plantation. After the deaths of Aaron Anthony and Lucretia Anthony Auld, his ownership went to Lucretia's husband Thomas Auld. In March of 1833, the 15 year old Frederick was sent to live at Thomas Auld's new farm near the town of Saint Michaels, a few miles from the Lloyd plantation. Frederick was again put to work as a field hand. Thomas Auld starved his slaves, who stole food from neighboring farms to survive. Frederick received many beatings and saw worse ones given to others. As a result, he organized a Sunday religious service for the slaves in nearby Saint Michaels. A mob led by Thomas Auld had stopped the meetings. In a final attempt to subdue the willful Frederick, Auld arranged for the infamous slave breaker Edward Covey "tame" him (1834). After working for Covey for a year, Frederick was sent to work for a farmer named William Freeland, a relatively kind master. Preferring freedom to any kind of slavery, Frederick planned an escape North with five other slaves. The plot was exposed and an armed mob jailed the conspirators. Thomas Auld released Frederick, then sent him to Hugh Auld in back Baltimore to work as a ship caulker. Unfair treatment by his owner Hugh Auld motivated Frederick to successfuly escape North. Upon his arrival in New York City, he changed his name from Frederick Bailey to Frederick Douglas.


 

References

 

  • Frederick Douglass "Abolitionist/Editor": A biography of the life of Frederick Douglass, The Slave Years. by Sandra Thomas. http://www.history.rochester.edu/class/douglass/part1.html
  • Douglas, F. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself. W. W. Norton, New York.
  • Rootsweb World Connect Project: My Bunch


 

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