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date: 28 February 2021

Clarkson, Thomaslocked

(1760–1846)
  • Hugh Brogan

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Clarkson, Thomas (1760–1846), slavery abolitionist, was born on 28 March 1760 in the free grammar school, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, of which his father, the Revd John Clarkson (1710–1766), was headmaster. His mother, Anne (1735–1799), was the daughter of Alpe Ward, a well-off and well-connected physician of ...

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