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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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Barrett, Richard (1789–1839), slave owner and politician, was born in England on 11 October 1789, the second son of Samuel Barrett (1765–1794), a captain in the Horse Grenadier Guards, and Elizabeth Barrett Williams, née Waite (1754–1834), a widow. Barrett's mother and father were cousins and remained unmarried. ...

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Codrington, Christopher Bethell (1764–1843), slave owner and politician, was born in October 1764. He was baptized Christopher Codrington at St Botolph without Bishopsgate, London, on 13 November 1764, the eldest son of Edward Codrington (1732–1775), a West India merchant in London, and his wife, ...

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Marryat, Joseph (1757–1824), West Indian slave owner, ship owner, and politician, was born in Southwold, Suffolk, on 8 October 1757, the eldest son of Thomas Marryat and his wife, Sarah, née Davy. His father, initially a Presbyterian minister in Southwold before becoming a physician, practised in ...

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Miles, Philip John (1774–1845), banker, slave owner, and politician, was born at Bristol on 1 March 1774, the second son of William Miles (d. 1803), merchant, of Bristol and Clifton, and his wife, Sarah née Berrow. His father had gained experience as a young merchant correspondent in ...

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Stewart, John (1789–1860), slave owner and politician, was acknowledged in the will of John Stewart (1754/5–1826), owner of sugar plantations and enslaved in the Berbice, Demerara, Grenada, Trinidad, and elsewhere, as his natural son with Mary Duncan, a resident of Demerara, who was probably either black or mixed race. ...

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Taylor, Simon (1739–1813), slave owner and politician, was born on 23 December 1739 in Kingston, Jamaica, the eldest of the five children of Patrick Taylor, formerly Tailzour, and his wife, Martha, née Taylor. He was baptized in Kingston on 22 January 1740. His father was from a modest background and had emigrated from ...