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Alleyne, Sir John Gay, first baronet (1724–1801), planter and politician  

John Gilmore

Alleyne, Sir John Gay, first baronet (1724–1801), planter and politician, was born in the parish of St James, Barbados, on 28 April 1724, the second (but only surviving) son of John Alleyne (1695–1730), of Four Hills, Barbados, and his wife, Mary (d...

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Beckford, Peter (1672/3–1735), planter and politician in Jamaica  

Richard B. Sheridan

Beckford, Peter (1672/3–1735), planter and politician in Jamaica, was the son of Peter Beckford (bap. 1643, d. 1710) and his second wife, Anne Ballard. Beckford was elected to the assembly (like his father, who was a member of the house of assembly...

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Beckford, Peter (bap. 1643, d. 1710), planter in Jamaica and politician  

Richard B. Sheridan

Beckford, Peter (bap. 1643, d. 1710), planter in Jamaica and politician, was baptized on 19 November 1643 at St James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, the son of Peter Beckford, 'a shadowy and humble figure' whose dates of birth and death are unknown (...

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Beckford, William (bap. 1709, d. 1770), planter and politician  

Richard B. Sheridan

Beckford, William (bap. 1709, d. 1770), planter and politician, was baptized on 19 December 1709, in Jamaica, the son of Peter Beckford (1672/3–1735), sugar planter, speaker of the Jamaica house of assembly, and comptroller of customs, and Bathshua, daughter and coheir of Julines Hering...

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Beckford, William (1744–1799), sugar planter and historian  

Richard B. Sheridan

Beckford, William (1744–1799), sugar planter and historian, was born in Jamaica in 1744, the son and heir of Richard Beckford (d. 1756) and his common-law wife, Elizabeth Hay. His uncle was William Beckford, lord mayor of London, and his first cousin was ...

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Beckford, William (1744–1799)  

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William Beckford (1744–1799) by unknown engraver, pubd 1799 (after John? Miers) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Beckford, William (bap. 1709, d. 1770)  

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William Beckford (bap. 1709, d. 1770) by unknown engraver, c. 1769 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bonython, Richard (bap. 1580, d. 1647x54), soldier and planter in America  

Robert Charles Anderson

Bonython, Richard (bap. 1580, d. 1647x54), soldier and planter in America, was baptized on 8 April 1580 at St Columb Major, Cornwall, a younger son and one of eight children of John Bonython and his wife, Eleanor Myleinton. Nothing else is known of his early life. He married by 1607 ...

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Bulloch, Archibald Stobo (1730–1777), planter and revolutionary politician in America  

Edward J. Cashin

Bulloch, Archibald Stobo (1730–1777), planter and revolutionary politician in America, was born in Charles Town, South Carolina, the son of James Bulloch (1701–1780) clergyman and planter, and Jean Stobo. Archibald studied law and was admitted to the bar before 1758, when he moved to ...

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Carroll, Charles [known as Charles Carroll of Carrollton] (1737–1832), planter and politician in the United States of America  

Ronald Hoffman

Carroll, Charles [known as Charles Carroll of Carrollton] (1737–1832), planter and politician in the United States of America, was born on Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, Maryland, on 19 September 1737, the only child of Charles Carroll of Annapolis (1702–1782) and his common-law wife, ...

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Charles Carroll (1737–1832) by Thomas Sully, 1826 courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society

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Carroll, Charles [called the Barrister] (1723–1783), planter and revolutionary politician in America  

Ronald Hoffman

Carroll, Charles [called the Barrister] (1723–1783), planter and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 22 March 1723, at King George Street, Annapolis, Maryland, the eldest of three children of Charles Carroll (1691–1755), physician and ironmaster, and his first wife, Dorothy Blake...

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Carroll, Charles [known as Charles Carroll of Annapolis] (1702–1782), planter and ironmaster in America  

Ronald Hoffman

Carroll, Charles [known as Charles Carroll of Annapolis] (1702–1782), planter and ironmaster in America, was born on 2 April 1702, in Annapolis, Maryland, the second surviving son of Charles Carroll the Settler (1661–1720), proprietary agent, merchant, planter, moneylender, and lawyer, and Mary, ...

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Carroll, Charles [known as Charles Carroll the Settler] (1661–1720), planter and lawyer in America  

Ronald Hoffman

Carroll, Charles [known as Charles Carroll the Settler] (1661–1720), planter and lawyer in America, was born in Ireland, the second son of Daniel Carroll of Aghagurty (b. in or before 1642, d. in or before 1688), tenant farmer. Historians use the appellation ...

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Carter, Charles (1707–1764), planter and politician in America  

John G. Kolp

Carter, Charles (1707–1764), planter and politician in America, was born at Corotoman, Lancaster county, Virginia, the seventh of twelve children of Robert ‘King’ Carter (1663–1732), Virginia planter, merchant, and politician, and the third with his second wife, the widow Elizabeth Willis, née Landon (1683–1719)...

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Carter, Landon (1710–1778), diarist and planter in America  

Rhys Isaac

Carter, Landon (1710–1778), diarist and planter in America, was born on 18 August 1710 at Corotoman, his family's country seat in Lancaster county, Virginia, the son of a very wealthy first-generation Virginian, Robert (King) Carter (1663–1732), a planter–merchant member of the king's council in ...

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Carter, Robert [called King Carter] (1663–1732), planter and politician in America  

Gwenda Morgan

Carter, Robert [called King Carter] (1663–1732), planter and politician in America, was born in Lancaster county in the Northern Neck of colonial Virginia. He was the son of Colonel John Carter (d. 1669), 'the emigrant', a prosperous planter, and his fourth wife, ...

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Robert Carter (1663–1732) by unknown artist, c. 1720 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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Codrington, Christopher (1639/40–1698), planter, slave owner, and colonial official  

Andrew J. O'Shaughnessy

Codrington, Christopher (1639/40–1698), planter, slave owner, and colonial official, was born in Barbados, the son of Christopher Codrington (d. 1656), a planter and land speculator in Barbados, and Frances Drax, the sister of the prominent planter Sir James Drax. Nothing is known of his wife, ...

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Coode, John (c. 1648–1709), planter and politician in America  

Jean B. Russo

Coode, John (c. 1648–1709), planter and politician in America, was born in Penryn, Cornwall, the second of three sons of John Coode (1622–1713), lawyer, and his wife, Grace (d. 1694), daughter of Thomas Robins of Glasney College. Coode briefly attended Exeter College, Oxford...