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María del Carmen Gómez de Rosas

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Black

Biographical details

A slave woman brought to Peru. She married Pedro Rosas in August 1798. He enlisted for the royalist troops, serving in the 1st company of Morenos, Lima until June 1814 when he was killed at the battle of Ilave. In 1818 she petitioned the courts for his back wages. These were granted. Blanchard points out that she is called Doña in the records, indicating a higher degree of social status. (Blanchard, 10)

Life Events

Married 1798She married Pedro Rosas in August 1798.
Other 1814Her husband was killed at the battle of Ilave in June 1814.
Other 1818She petitioned the royalist courts for her husband's back wages.


Blanchard, Peter, (2004), Freedom and Family: Slave Women and the Wars of Independence in South America


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