Pleasant Hill, Mother Catherine’s birthplace, the historic home located near Pomfret, Charles County, Maryland, is currently listed on They have wonderful photos of the exterior and interiors of the old home. Visit the listing and enjoy a virtual tour.

Pleasant Hill is an outstanding example of a Tidewater house. The structure retains the integrity of form and materials, especially the intact Flemish-bond brick of the original structure. The setting of the house, surrounded by a wooded ravine, retains its historical associations.

One of Basil’s sons, Edward (possibly known as Ralph), had a daughter named Catherine in 1793 with his wife, Juliette Boarman. Catherine is believed to have been born at Pleasant Hill. After his father’s death, Edward’s family moved to Kentucky. His daughter Catherine later founded the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

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