Matthew “boy” is provisioned with a linen shirt. He is enslaved at St. Inigoes alongside Betty, Susan, Bess, and many others. At least some members of this community live in a quarter near Old Chapel Field.
Matthew is considered an adult laborer, “added for a share” of crops which he can use to feed himself. He probably spends much of his long days cultivating and curing tobacco, which is sold in order to fund the construction of a £745 brick manor house.
Matthew carries the bricks to build the manor house at Priest’s Point , completed by 1759. He probably told the story often; it is remembered orally until it is written down in 1931.
(before 1760) Matthew and Betty are married, probably in the chapel at Old Chapel Field.
Matthew, Betty, Susan, and Bess still live at St. Inigoes, alongside Suckeyand fifteen other enslaved persons. They may have lived at the quarters located about a mile south of the Jesuits’ brick house.
(before 1769) Matthew and Betty’s daughter Betty is born. Betty, Jr. and any other children are probably baptized in the chapel at Old Chapel Field.