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Rivière Dorée, Choiseul, Saint Lucia — Caribbean Region (Lesser Antilles)
 

The Rivière Dorée Grace Church

 
 
The Rivière Dorée Grace Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 1, 2018
1. The Rivière Dorée Grace Church Marker
Inscription.

Welcome to the Rivière Dorée Grace Church
Was built in 1846 by the Alexander Family of Scotland. The family remains and those African Prince – Prince John lie in the cemetery across the road

The school was the first to be built after Emancipation in 1834

 
Location. 13° 45.893′ N, 61° 2.173′ W. Marker is in Rivière Dorée, Choiseul. Marker is on Leeward Highway, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pitons World Heritage Site (approx. 11.7 kilometers away in Soufrière).
 
Regarding The Rivière Dorée Grace Church. As of September 1, 2018, the cemetery across the street from the church was enclosed by roofing sheet metal for a fence and was not visible. The school, founded in 1834 and mentioned in the marker text, is just south of the church and is currently a fairly modern school with no obvious original school remnants.

The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 came into effect on August 1, 1834. In practical terms, only slaves below the age of six were freed in the colonies, such as here in St. Lucia. Former slaves over the age of six were redesignated as "apprentices", and their
The Rivière Dorée Grace Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 1, 2018
2. The Rivière Dorée Grace Church and Marker
The marker and a sign for church services for the Grace Anglican Church are to the left of the entrance.
servitude was abolished in two stages: the first set of apprenticeships came to an end on August 1, 1838, while the final apprenticeships were scheduled to cease on August 1, 1840. The Act specifically excluded "the Territories in the Possession of the East India Company, or to the Island of Ceylon, or to the Island of Saint Helena." The exceptions were eliminated in 1843.
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionColonial Era
 
The altar of the Rivière Dorée Grace Church image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 1, 2018
3. The altar of the Rivière Dorée Grace Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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