Long Shed, Grand Turk Island
Long Shed, Grand Turk Island

Grand Turk Island elders say this structure is where Mary Prince, and other slaves, were locked up at night by Robert Darrell. "We slept in a long shed, divided into narrow slips, like the stalls used for cattle" (Prince 10). The slaves were locked up to keep them from walking out at night, from possible involvement in theft, and so that they could not abscond to nearby Haiti. The structure is located on Middle Street very close to the historic Darrell property.

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Darrell Residence, Grand Turk Island
Darrell Residence, Grand Turk Island

The salt yard is in the foreground of this photograph of Robert and Richard Darrell's Grand Turk Island home. The house is the structure to the right, with a second storey veranda. It was located on the corner of Market and Middle Streets. In the 1950s, the house was torn down to make way for new housing. This photograph (TCNM.2000.15.06) appears on this website courtesy of the Turks and Caicos National Museum.

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Slave Dwelling, Grand Turk Island
Slave Dwelling, Grand Turk Island

This structure still stands in the yard of what was historically Robert and Richard Darrell's Grand Turk Island property. It is divided into two separate living spaces, and it would have housed two families. Grand Turk Island elders say this is where Mary Prince's mother and younger sister Rebecca lived when they were on Grand Turk Island.

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Long Shed, Grand Turk Island
Long Shed, Grand Turk Island

Grand Turk Island elders say this structure is where Mary Prince, and other slaves, were locked up at night by Robert Darrell. "We slept in a long shed, divided into narrow slips, like the stalls used for cattle" (Prince 10). The slaves were locked up to keep them from walking out at night, from possible involvement in theft, and so that they could not abscond to nearby Haiti. The structure is located on Middle Street very close to the historic Darrell property.

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