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date: 10 April 2020

Thistlewood, Thomaslocked

(1721–1786)
  • Trevor Burnard

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Thistlewood, Thomas (1721–1786), slave owner and diarist, was born on 16 March 1721 at Tupholme, Lincolnshire, the second son of Robert Thistlewood (1675–1727), a farmer, and his wife, Jane, née Langstaffe (1696–1738). After attending schools in Ackworth, Yorkshire, he learned agriculture and worked as a farm-hand for several ...

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Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln
British Library, London