Marie Marguerite Rose

Marie Marguerite Rose (HM1IL7)

Location: , Nova Scotia Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Country: Canada

N 45° 53.519', W 59° 59.058'

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(1717-1757)

English:
Captured in Africa at the age of 19 and transported to Ile Royale, where she was sold to a member of the colonial elite, Marie Marguerite Rose is seen to be a key figure of the initial phase of Black slavery in Canada. Gaining her freedom after spending 19 years in slavery, she married a Mi'kmaw man and opened a tavern in Louisbourg, becoming part of the colony's business community. Both were rare occurrences among emancipated slaves in New France. Rose's experience speaks to the presence of slavery on Ile Royale and in Canada, where an estimated population of 1,375 Black slaves existed during the French Regime.

French
Capturée en Afrique à 19 ans et amenée à l'île Royale où elle fut vendue à un membre de l'élite coloniale, Marie Marguerite Rose devint une figure célèbre du premier chapitre de l'esclavage des Noirs au Canada. Elle obtint sa liberté après 19 années de servitude, puis épousa un Mi'kmaq et, par l'ouverture d'une taverne à Louisbourg, accéda au groupe des commerçants de la colonie, faits rarissimes parmi les esclaves affranchis de la Nouvelle- France. Son histoire témoigne de la présence de l'esclavage sur l'île Royale et au Canada, où la population globale d'esclaves noirs était estimée à 1 375 personnes sous le Régime français.
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HM NumberHM1IL7
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)21T E 268472 N 5086377
Decimal Degrees45.89198333, -59.98430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 53.519', W 59° 59.058'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 53' 31.14" N, 59° 59' 3.48" W
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