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Barham, Joseph Foster (1759–1832), slave owner and politician, was born in London on 1 January 1759, the eldest son of Joseph Foster Barham (1729–1789), and his wife, Dorothea (d. 1781), daughter of Erasmus Vaughan of Trecŵn, Pembrokeshire. The musician and writer Thomas Foster Barham...

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Boddington, Samuel (1766–1843), West India merchant, slave owner, and collector, was born in London on 17 June 1766, the second son of Benjamin Boddington (d. 1791), a London West India merchant, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Samuel Rickards, a haberdasher of ...

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Bolton, John (1756–1837), West India and South American merchant, slave trader, and slave owner, was born in King Street, Ulverston, Lancashire, on 22 March 1756, the third and youngest son of Abraham Bolton (d. 1764), apothecary, and his wife, Ann, née Philipson...

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Burge, William (1786–1849), barrister, slave owner, and anti-abolition advocate, was born in Castle Cary, Somerset, on 18 April 1786, the eldest son in the family of three sons and six daughters of John Burge (1746–1810), stocking maker, and his wife, Elizabeth (1760–1804), daughter of the ...

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Jack Burton (fl. 1831–1862) by William Notman, 1861 © McCord Museum (I-0.55.1)

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Burton, Jack [alias John Anderson] (fl. 1831–1862), fugitive slave, was born around 1831 in Howard county, Missouri, USA, the property of a tobacco farmer, Moses Burton. By his own account he was separated from his mother when aged about ten, as she was sold to another farmer. On Christmas day 1850 he underwent a form of marriage to ...

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Ewing, James (1775–1853), West India merchant, slave owner, and civic leader, was born in Glasgow on 5 December 1775, the fifth child (and second son) of Walter Ewing (d. 1814) and his wife, Margaret, née Fisher (d. 1815). His father, who assumed the additional surname ...

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Gronniosaw, Ukawsaw [pseud. James Albert] (1710x14–1775), freed slave and autobiographer, was probably born in Bornu (now north-eastern Nigeria), the youngest of the six children of the eldest daughter of the king of Bournou (Bornu). Spiritually dissatisfied with the animist faith in which he was brought up, he soon alienated himself from his friends and relatives by his constant questions challenging their faith in physical objects, as well as by his growing belief in the existence of an uncreated creator. Increasingly 'dejected and melancholy' (...

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Henson, Josiah (1789–1883), escaped slave, slavery abolitionist, and Methodist minister, was born on 15 June 1789 in Charles county, Maryland, USA, one of six children of slave parents. He experienced the harsh realities of slavery early in life. He saw his father receive 100 lashes and then have his ear cut off as punishment for defending his mother from the plantation overseer. His father was then sold south and was never heard from again. ...

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Kennedy [known as Douglas], Scipio [Sipio] (1693x7–1774), freed slave and weaver, was born in Guinea, on the west African coast, from where he was taken by slave ship to Jamaica about 1702. Details of his family are unknown. On his arrival in ...

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Knight, Joseph (b. c. 1753), slave and litigant, was born in west Africa, where he was captured and sold to a Captain Knight. Captain Knight, by whose surname he was subsequently known, sold him in Jamaica, aged about thirteen, to John Wedderburn, probably in 1766. ...

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McCalmont, Hugh senior (1765–1838), slave owner, was born on 31 December 1765, the son of Robert McCalmont (1730–1775) of Newtown, co. Antrim, Ireland, and his wife, Margaret (1731–1768), daughter of Hugh Mumford of Drumalis, co. Antrim. The McCalmonts were of Presbyterian Scottish origin, established in ...

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Moss, John (1782–1858), banker, railway promoter, and slaveowner, was born in Liverpool on 18 February 1782, the first son of Thomas Moss (1748–1805), a prosperous timber and general merchant and shipowner, and his wife, Betty, née Griffies (1754/5–1838). The family's wealth was partly attributable to the transatlantic trade in, and ownership of, enslaved people; ...

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Rainy, George (1790–1863), merchant, slave owner, and landowner, was born in the parish of Creich, Sutherland, on 6 June 1790, the sixth of seven surviving children—three sons and four daughters—of the Revd George Rainy (1733/4–1810), minister of Creich, and his wife, Anne née...

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Selim Aga (c. 1826–1875), freed slave, autobiographer, and explorer, was born in the Muslim kingdom of Taquali, in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, about 1826. The son of a prosperous farmer, he was destined to inherit the family property, but about the age of nine or ten, while tending his father's sheep, he was captured by raiding Arab slavers. After much ill-treatment and being sold to various masters he was transported over ...

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Somerset, James (b. c. 1741, d. in or after 1772), slave, was born in Africa. He was bought by European slave traders and left Africa on 10 March 1749. He must have reached Virginia either on 23 May on the William (from Liverpool...

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Strong, Jonathan (c. 1747–1773), de facto freed slave, was born, probably in Barbados, about 1747. Nothing is known of his early life until 1765, when he was brought to England by his master, David Lisle. The latter had read law at the Inner Temple...

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Thompson, Thomas (1708/9–1773), missionary and apologist for the African slave trade, was born at Gilling, Yorkshire, the son of William Thompson, possibly the same William Thompson who was curate and schoolmaster at Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, from 1697. He was educated at Richmond School...

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Wilson, Salim Charles [Hatashil Masha Kathish; Atobhil Macar Kathiec] (c. 1859–1946), freed slave and Christian evangelist, was born in Amerwai village, among the Gok Dinka people in southern Sudan, the eldest son of Kathiec, otherwise Kathish, whom he later described as an elected chief. Captured by Arab slavers about 1876 in a raid in which his father was killed, he was given the Arabic name ...