Mary's Story

Information On Mary’s Travel

This page will focus on the timeline of Mary’s life including her travel.

1788-88
  • Born in Bermuda
  • Brought young with her mother 
  • Given to Betsey as a gift 
1800
  • Hired to take care of a baby
  • Sold at auction
1801
  • Earthquake in Bermuda allows for Mary to escapes and goes to where her mother is located 
1802-06
  • Sent to Grand Turks 
  • Purchased at Grand Turks
1812
  • Returns to Bermuda
1813
  • Hurricane hits Turks
  • Worked at Cedar Hill
1815
  • Purchased once arriving to Antigua 
1817
  • Is in the Slave Registers of Former British Colonial Dependencies for Antigua
  • Is in the Slave Register in 1821,2824,1828
  • Baptized in England 
1818-19
  • Starts going to meetings at Spring Gardens Moravian Church 
1820
  • The person who taught her how to read passes away 
1826
  • Marries Daniel James at Spring Garden Moravian on Christmas 
1828
  • Leaves for London
  • Arrives at Anti Slavery Society with Pringle 
1829
  • Petition makes it to Parliament  
1830
  • Pringle starts the text with Mary
1831
  • The History of Mary Prince is published
1832
  • John Adams declares in the Slave Register for Antigua that “and except Molly who accompanied me to England and there quitted my service.”
1833
  • Witness for Pringle v. Cadell case
  • Slavery Ablotion Act