holmes hill farm


Holmes Hill Farm

Location: Near Easton, Talbot Co., MD

History: Holmes Hill Farm was part of an estate owned by Aaron Anthony, who also managed the plantations of Edward Lloyd V, one of the wealthiest men in Maryland. The main Lloyd Plantation was near the eastern side of Chesapeake Bay, 12 miles from Holmes Hill Farm. Aaron Anthony lived in a home built near the Lloyd Mansion.

Frederick Douglas (Frederick Baily)
Frederick Washington Bailey, the son of a white man and a black slave, was born near Easton, Maryland, on 7th February, 1818. Frederick's mother, Harriet Baily, worked the cornfields surrounding Holmes Hill. As a child, Frederick had heard rumors that the master, Aaron Anthony, had sired him. Because Harriet Baily was required to work long hours in the fields, Frederick had been sent to live with his grandmother, Betsey Baily. Betsy Baily lived in a cabin a short distance from Holmes Hill Farm. Her job was to look after Harriet's children until they were old enough to work. Frederick's mother visited him when she could, but he had only a hazy memory of her. At the age of six, Frederick was sent to live and work at the Lloyd Plantation. (biography continued at the Lloyd Plantation page)

Associated Surnames: Anthony, Baily

Associated Plantations: Lloyd Plantation (Talbot Co., MD)

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