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Falconbridge, Alexander (c. 1760–1792), doctor and slavery abolitionist, whose family was associated with Bristol, where he grew up, spent twelve months in 1779–80 as a pupil in Bristol Infirmary. Too poor to start his own practice, he became a surgeon on board a slave ship—a potentially lucrative employment since surgeons received, as well as their salary, ...

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Ramsay, James (1733–1789), surgeon and slavery abolitionist, was born on 25 July 1733 at Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, the only son of William Ramsay (1683–1754), ship's carpenter, and his wife, Margaret Ogilvie (1696–1772) of Powrie. After attending Fraserburgh grammar school he was apprenticed to Dr Alexander Findlay...

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Remond, Sarah Parker (1826–1894), slavery abolitionist and doctor, was born on 6 June 1826 in Salem, Massachusetts, one of at least eight children of John Remond, a migrant from Curaçao, and his wife, Nancy, née Lenox, who had been born into a free black family in ...