Slavery / Freedom

Slavery / Freedom (HM1IO4)

Location: , Nova Scotia Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 45° 53.517', W 59° 59.059'

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Esclavage / Liberté

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Slavery / Esclavage


Marie Marguerite Rose was the name given to a young woman captured in Guinea, Africa, sold to French traders and brought to Louisbourg in 1736 as a slave for officier Louis Loppinot and his family.
Marie Rose, portrayed below, worked in the Loppinot household for 19 years, preparing the meals and helping to raise their 12 children as well as her own child. The Loppinot house was located across the block in front of you.


«Marie Marguerite Rose», c'est le nom attribué à une jeune femme capturée en Guinée, en Afrique, pour être vendue à des commerçants français et emmenée à Louisbourg en 1736 come esclave pour l'officier Louis Loppinot et sa famille.

Marie Rose, dont on voit le portrait ci-dessus, travailla chez les Loppinot pendant 19 ans, à préparer les repas et à élever les 12 enfants Loppinot ainsi que le sien. La maison des Loppinot se trouvait de l'autre côté de l'îlot en face de vous.

Freedom / Liberté

Upon being freed from slavery in 1755, Marie Rose married Jean Baptiste Laurent, a Mi'kmaq. Together they opened a tavern which was located directly in front of you. Marie was skilled in managing the tavern but she was also a cook and seamstress who could knit, dye and iron clothes, as well as make her own soap and preserves. The vegetables she grew in her garden were the most valuable item in her estate. A competent and dedicated woman, she was respected by her friends and patrons.

Une fois affranchie en 1755, Marie Rose épousa Jean-Baptiste Laurent, un Mi'kmaq. Le couple ouvrit in taverne, alors située en face. Marie Rose avait des talents pour mener la taverne mais en plus, elle savait faire la cuisine, coudre, tricoter, teindre, et repasser les vêtements, et faire du savon ainsi que des confitures. Les légumes de son potager étaient sa plus grande richesse. Compétente et dévouée, elle s'était gagné le respect ses amis et de sa clientèle.
HM NumberHM1IO4
Placed ByParks Canada
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Date Added Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 9:03pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)21T E 268471 N 5086373
Decimal Degrees45.89195000, -59.98431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 53.517', W 59° 59.059'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 53' 31.02" N, 59° 59' 3.54" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near St Louis, Nova Scotia , CA
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