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From: "neville randall" <>
Subject: Re: Interesting!
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 22:56:24 +1100
The British Parliament outlawed the slave trade in 1807. The campaign to abolish the trade was led by members of the humanitarian Clapham sect.. A squadron of Royal Navy ships were deployed to patrol the West African coast and seize slave ships, but slavery itself was not banned in Britain and its colonies until 1834.
Nev in Oz
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From: Bill Sorrell
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 8:53 PM
Again from the Parish Records for Rickling:
Feb 13 1764 - DP 1/1/1
"Fransciscus Niger Slave to the Hon.able. Rev. Nichola Bascowen DD seeming
about fourteen Yeas of Age."
I was not aware of slaves in England, was this common?
Bill in OZ
Researching Sorrells and Turpins from Gt Bardfield / Gt Sampford.