Boose - BOOS1

Title

Boose - BOOS1

Subject

Person

Description

An enslaved woman of African heritage, Boose is the earliest known named enslaved person in East Hampton. She was part of the Lion and Mary Gardiner holdings and mentioned in at least two contemporary sources.

Name

Boose

Status

Enslaved

Sex

Female

Source/s

East Hampton Town Records Vol. I, p.129

Biographical Text

Samuel Parsons deposition (Feb. 19, 1657) in Elizabeth (Gardiner) Howell's death: "...goody simons lay be her yt ngiht & there was her husband & I & boose & we heard a noyse on ye side of the bed as if sumthing had scratched very hard..." (See image detail)

Misc. Date

Feb. 19, 1657
April 17, 1665 (Mary Gardiner's will)

Owner or Household

"Mistris Gardiner"/ Mary Willemsen Deurcant Gardiner (1601-1655)

Files

1-Boose300dpi.jpg

Citation

“Boose - BOOS1,” Plain Sight Project, accessed March 5, 2024, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/296.

Geolocation