Slave ownership

Portrait of William Wilberforce (1759-1833), 1794 by Hickel, Anton (1745-98). It was Wilberforce who led the ultimately successful campaign to outlaw slavery
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Milford is far from the main trading ports of the seventeenth century – London, Bristol and Liverpool – from which the slave trade was organised or in which merchants engaged in the ownership of slave plantations. Nonetheless, there have been a small number of slave owners who have lived in the village.

Research into these is currently being conducted, and an article will be published in the Occasional Magazine in 2020.


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