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Coker, Frances [Fanny] (1767–1820), freed slave and domestic servant, was born on 26 August 1767 on Mountravers plantation, Nevis, in the West Indies, the first of five children of Black Polly (b. c.1752, d. in or after 1823). Her mother was probably enslaved in ...

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Douglas, Cecilia (1772–1862), West India planter, slave owner, and art collector, was born in Glasgow on 28 February 1772, the daughter of John Douglas, West India merchant, formerly of Edinburgh, and his wife, Cecilia, daughter of George Buchanan, merchant. Both her maternal and paternal family lines had connections with the ...

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Grant, Sir Alexander Cray, eighth baronet (1782–1854), planter and slave owner in the West Indies and politician, was born on 30 November 1782 at Bowring's Leigh, Devon, the eldest son of Sir Alexander Grant, seventh baronet (d. 1825), and his wife, Sarah...

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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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Home, Ninian (1732–1795), planter, slave owner, and colonial governor, was born at Duns, Berwickshire, on 22 December 1732, the son of Alexander Home (1709–1769) of Jardinefield, Duns, and his wife, Isabel Home (1706–1759), daughter of George Home of Wedderburn...

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Pero [known as William Jones, Pero Jones] (1752/3–1798), slave and personal servant, was said to have been twelve years old when he was bought from Joanna Jones by John Pinney on Nevis in the Leeward Islands, the West Indies, for £115 sterling...