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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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Barrett, Richard (1789–1839), slave owner and politician, was born in England on 11 October 1789, the second son of Samuel Barrett (1765–1794), a captain in the Horse Grenadier Guards, and Elizabeth Barrett Williams, née Waite (1754–1834), a widow. Barrett's mother and father were cousins and remained unmarried. ...

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Berridge, James (1774–1851), colonial official and slave owner, was born on 19 May 1774 in Bedford, the fifth son and fifth of the six children of William Berridge and his wife, Elizabeth, née Hood (1732–1812), sixth daughter of John Hood, a yeoman of ...

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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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Bonetta [née Davies], (Ina) Sarah Forbes [Sally] (c. 1843–1880), Queen Victoria's ward, was born in west Africa (in the south-west of modern-day Nigeria) about 1843, of Yoruba descent. Few details are known about her family besides their massacre by forces loyal to the Dahomian monarch, ...

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(Ina) Sarah Forbes Bonetta (c. 1843–1880) by Camille Silvy, 1862 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Burnley, William Hardin (1780–1850), slave owner and colonial politician, was born in New York City on 21 April 1780, the son of Hardin Burnley (1741–1823) and his wife, Catherine, née Maitland (1752/3–1827). His great-grandfather, John Burnley, was born about 1670 in England and became an army officer; he married ...

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