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Molly Bannaky (Welsh)

Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: Baltimore County, Maryland, United States
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Wife of Bannaky
Mother of Mary Banneker and Katherine Boston

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About Molly Bannaky

Molly Welsh, was an English dairy maid who was falsely convicted of theft and indentured to a Maryland tobacco farmer. After working out her indenture, Welsh rented and farmed some land, eventually purchasing two African slaves whom she freed several years later.

In violation of Maryland law, Welsh wed one of her former slaves, Bannke or Bannaka, said to be the son of a chief. Their daughter Mary also married an African -- a man from Guinea who had been enslaved, baptized as Robert, and freed -- who took Banneker as his surname upon their marriage. In 1731, they named their first child Benjamin.

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England, United Kingdom
Age 36
Baltimore County, Maryland, United States
Baltimore County, Maryland, United States