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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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Butler, Tubal Uriah (1897–1977), trade unionist and politician in Trinidad and Tobago, was born on 21 January 1897 in Grenada, the son of a blacksmith. He left school at the age of thirteen. In 1917 he enlisted in the British West Indies regiment...

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Payne, Clement Osbourne (1904–1941), trade unionist in Barbados and Trinidad, was born in Trinidad of Barbadian parents who returned home when he was about four years old, and he grew up in Barbados. He returned to Trinidad as a young man and became active in radical politics there in the 1930s. The British colonies in the ...