Subseries 3.3: Jesuit Wills, 1722-1947
This subseries contains wills and related documents of members of the Maryland Province who conveyed property to the Province upon their deaths. Although members of the Society of Jesus take vows of poverty, they can retain financial assets if these assets are not used independently; such ownership is reflected in these wills. The Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen claimed ownership of all properties bequeathed to the Maryland Province.
Some materials in this subseries contain references to slavery, slaveholding, and enslaved individuals. Some materials in this subseries address the Province's 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals. Relevant folders are noted in the finding aid.NOTE: Most materials dated 1900 and later have not been digitized. Materials dating 1900-1939 are available for research use at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections. All materials dated 1940 and later are restricted.