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Maria d'Angola

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Wife of Anthony Fernando Portugis and Christoffel Santomee
Mother of Maria Antonis Portugis; Jochem Anthony Portugese; Magdaleen Portugis and Susanna Anthony Robberts

Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Maria d'Angola

"Well aware of the unpredictability that shadowed the lives of non-Europeans in the Dutch city, free Africans attempted to safeguard their children through labor contracts, such as the one made by Maria Portugies for her daughter to be a household servant, and apprenticeships. Susanna Anthony Roberts, a free African acting as guardian of her minor brother, negotiated an apprenticeship agreement for him that mandated that he be taught reading and writing. Unable to write herself, she yearned to equip her brother with the tools of literacy." from: http://www.common-place.org/vol-03/no-04/new-york/

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Maria d'Angola's Timeline

1641
July 14, 1641
New Amsterdam, New Netherland, NY, America
1643
July 5, 1643
New Amsterdam, New Netherland, NY, America
1646
February 18, 1646
New Amsterdam, New Netherland, NY, America
1667
1667
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