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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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West, Elisabeth (fl. 1690–1709), servant and memoirist, was born in Edinburgh. Details of her parents are not known apart from the fact that her father died on 13 January 1700. She received her early instruction from her mother and an aunt, who took great pains with her education. In the period covered by her memoir she was a servant to a succession of families in and around ...