1762Pompey Cummins, who was manumitted from slavery the previous year, purchased a house and land from William Stevens, the son of Mary Stevens, who had enslaved him.People and Communities, African American History

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Mary Ellery Steven’s son, William, bought a piece of property on Governor’s Hill from Samuel Tarbox for £80 and sold it to Cummins for the same amount. Cummins, who became a mariner, subsequently married Rosanna Pernam of Ipswich and had four children, who inherited his house and land.

Hardy, Molly O’Hagan. Unfolding Histories: Cape Ann before 1900. Gloucester (MA): Cape Ann Museum, 2018. Cape Ann Slavery | A History of Slavery in the Cape Ann Area of Massachusets. https://capeannslavery.org/
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