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Essex County Massachusetts Freedom Case Participants 1760 - 1783

Violet Cudjo (1735-)


Biography: Mother of Edward Lewis. Daughter of Lydia Dyer Robbins, "free Negro" and Cudjo. Granddaughter of Anthony and Amaritta, "free Negroes".


Violet vs. Mark Howe (1766) Plaintiff
Lewis vs. Dodge (1769) Witness on Signed Document for Plaintiff

" No case appears on ECCP docket for July 1765. Documentation of her freedom collected but submitted in Lewis vs Dodge (1769). Violet received 20 shillings from Mark Howe in September 1765."