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Barham, Joseph Foster (1759–1832), slave owner and politician, was born in London on 1 January 1759, the eldest son of Joseph Foster Barham (1729–1789), and his wife, Dorothea (d. 1781), daughter of Erasmus Vaughan of Trecŵn, Pembrokeshire. The musician and writer Thomas Foster Barham...

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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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Hindley, Charles (1796–1857), politician and factory reformer, was born on 25 June 1796 at the Fairfield Moravian Settlement, Droylsden, near Manchester. He was the third son of Ignatius Hindley (1756–1803), a muslin manufacturer in Dukinfield, Cheshire, and his wife, Mary, née Ambler (1762–1801)...

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James Hutton (1715–1795) by John Raphael Smith, pubd 1786 (after Richard Cosway) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hutton, James (1715–1795), Moravian minister and bookseller, was born on 3 September 1715 in College Street, Westminster, the son of John Hutton (bap. 1676, d. 1750), a nonjuring clergyman who took in Westminster School boarders, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Ayscough (...

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Prince [married name James], Mary (b. c. 1788), freed slave, was born at Brackish Pond, Devonshire parish, Bermuda. She was the daughter of slaves: her mother was a house-servant, her father, named Prince, was a sawyer. Mary (or Molly) Prince was the first black British woman to ‘walk away’ from slavery, claim her freedom, and chronicle her experiences. Her narrative, entitled ...