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Josiah Forster (1782 - 1870)

Photo: pictured in the center Josiah Forster (1782 – 27 June 1870) was a teacher and philanthropist. He was an early member of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society in 1839 and a supp...

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William Forster (1784 - 1854)

Photo: pictured in center of photo ) William Forster (23 March 1784 – 27 January 1854) was a preacher, Quaker elder and a fervent abolitionist. He was an early member of the British and Fore...

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Commander Edward Spencer Meara MP (1830 - 1886)

Edward Spencer Meara , captain of the vessel HMS Nymphe used in anti-slavery operations in the late 1860s of the coast of Africa. Edward Spencer Meara, step-father of William, Ernest and Edith Rensha...

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Christopher Newman Hall (1816 - 1902)

Christopher Newman Hall (1816-1906), congregational minister. He was ordained in 1842. After the Civil War, in America, he made two extensive tours of the USA. In 1876 his congregation moved to a new c...

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Kathleen Simon, Viscountess Simon, DBE (c.1863 - 1955)

DBE Kathleen Rochard Simon, Viscountess Simon DBE (formerly Manning, née Harvey; 1863/1864 - 27 March 1955), was a British slavery abolitionist. She was inspired to research slavery after li...

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Dorothy Ripley (1767 - 1832)

Dorothy Ripley (1767-1832) was an English missionary and writer who spent thirty years in the United States trying to secure better conditions for the slaves. Later in her life she became involved in...

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The Rev. James Ramsay (1733 - 1789)

) The Rev. James Ramsay (25 July 1733 – 1789) was a ship's surgeon, Anglican priest, and leading abolitionist. Early life and naval service Ramsay was born at Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, S...

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Beilby Porteus, Bishop of Chester and of London (1731 - 1808)

Beilby Porteus (or Porteous; 8 May 1731 – 13 May 1809), successively Bishop of Chester and of London was an Anglican reformer and leading abolitionist in England. He was the first Anglican in ...

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Elizabeth Pease Nichol (1807 - 1897)

Abolitionist, anti-segregationist, woman suffragist, and anti-vivisectionist. Elizabeth Pease Nichol (1807–1897) was an abolitionist, anti-segregationist, woman suffragist, chartist and anti...

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Vice Admiral Constantine Richard Moorsom (1792 - 1861)

Constantine Richard Moorsom (1792–1861) was a Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy. He commanded HMS Fury a Hecla-class bomb vessel which saw wartime service in the Bombardment of Algiers, an attack...

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Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay (1800 - 1859)

Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay PC (25 October 1800 – 28 December 1859) was a British poet, historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on ...

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Zachary Macaulay (1768 - 1838)

Zachary Macaulay (2 May 1768 – 13 May 1838) was a statistician, one of the founders of London University and of the Society for the Suppression of Vice, a life-long antislavery activist, and g...

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Samuel Lucas (1811 - 1865)

" Samuel Lucas (1811–1865) was a British Journalist and abolitionist. He was the editor of the Morning Star in London, the only national newspaper in Britain to support the Unionist cause in t...

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Dr. John Coakley Lettsom (1744 - 1815)

John Coakley Lettsome (1744–1815) was an English physician and philanthropist. He was born on Little Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands, into one of the early Quaker settlements in th...

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Louis-Celeste LeCesne (c.1798 - 1847)

Louis Celeste Lecesne (c1798 – 22 November 1847), also known as Lewis Celeste Lecesne, was an anti-slavery activist from the Caribbean islands. Lecesne was on a committee to improve the righ...

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George Stacey (1786 - 1857)

on left in photo: Stacey ) George Stacey (1787 - 1857) was a leading English Quaker and abolitionist. Biography Stacey was born in Kendal. Stacey married a fellow Quaker and cousin, Deborah L...

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Jonathan Backhouse (1779 - 1842)

) Jonathan Backhouse (1779-1842) was a third generation banker from Darlington. He is known for financing the Stockton to Darlington Railway. Biography Backhouse was born in 19 January 1779 to Jo...

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Robert Kaye Greville (1794 - 1866)

Robert Kaye Greville (13 December 1794 – 4 June 1866) was a Scottish mycologist, bryologist, and botanist. He was an accomplished artist and illustrator of natural history. In addition to art ...

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Dr. William Thornton (1759 - 1828)

Dr. William Thornton (May 20, 1759 - March 28, 1828) was a British-American physician, inventor, painter and architect who designed the United States Capitol, an authentic polymath. He also served as...

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Samuel Hoare, Jr. (1751 - 1825)

Samuel Hoare Jr (9 August 1751 – 14 July 1825) was a wealthy British Quaker merchant and abolitionist born in Stoke Newington, the north of London. He was one of the twelve founding members of...

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Martha Gurney (1733 - 1816)

Between 1788 and 1796, no British woman played a more prominent role in raising the consciousness of the English people against the slave trade than Martha Gurney (1733-1816). During those years, Gur...

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Thomas Clarkson (1760 - 1846)

Thomas Clarkson (28 March 1760 – 26 September 1846), was an English abolitionist, and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire. He helped found The Society for Effect...

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Lieutenant John Clarkson, RN (1764 - 1828)

) Lieutenant John Clarkson, RN (1764–1828) was the younger brother of Thomas Clarkson, one of the central figures in the abolition of slavery in England and the British Empire at the close of ...

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William Sharp (1729 - 1810)

) William Sharp (1729 – 17 March 1810) was an English physician reported to have acted as surgeon to King George III. With his brother Granville Sharp, he was an active supporter of the early ...

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Granville Sharp (1735 - 1813)

Granville Sharp (10 November 1735 – 6 July 1813) was one of the first English campaigners for the abolition of the slave trade. He also involved himself in trying to correct other social injus...

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Stephen George Lushington (1782 - 1873)

[ )] Birth: Jan. 14, 1782 Berkshire, England Death: Jan. 19, 1873 Ockham Surrey, England Sir Stephen Lushington , Fellow of All Souls, Oxford. A Judge and Member of Parliament for Yarmouth,...

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Louis Celeste Lecesne (1798 - d.)

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Vice-Admiral Hon Joseph Denman MP (1810 - 1874)

Rear Admiral Joseph Denman (23 June 1810 – 26 November 1874) was a British naval officer, most noted for his actions against the slave trade as a commander of HMS Wanderer of the West Africa S...

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John Newton MP (1727 - 1781)

John Newton was born in Wapping, London, in 1725, the son of John Newton Sr., a shipmaster in the Mediterranean service, and Elizabeth Newton (née Seatclife), a Nonconformist Christian. His mo...

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John Cropper MP (1797 - 1876)

The Cropper family and their residence, Dingle Bank, were well known in Liverpool throughout most of the nineteenth century. Their philanthropic works provided a source of inspiration to all citizens o...

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William Allen MP (1770 - 1843)

) William Allen FRS, FLS (29 August 1770 – 30 September 1843) was an English scientist and philanthropist who opposed slavery and engaged in schemes of social and penal improvement in early ni...

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Elizabeth Blackwell MP (1821 - 1910)

Find a Grave ) Elizabeth Blackwell (3 February 1821 – 31 May 1910) was the first female doctor in the United States and the first on the UK Medical Register. She was the first openly identif...

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Admiral Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham MP (1726 - 1813)

Having served in the navy Middleton was comptroller of the navy from 1778 to 1790, "standing out through that period of inept administration as the pillar of the service." In April 1805, at a most crit...

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Richard Tapper Cadbury MP (1768 - 1860)

The Cadbury family Richard Tapper Cadbury (1768-1860), who financed John John Cadbury (1801-1889), family patriarch and founder of the chocolate company Richard Cadbury (1835-1899), manufacturer ...

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Sir Thomas Buxton, 1st Baronet MP (1786 - 1845)

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet (7 April 1786 – 19 February 1845) was an English Member of Parliament, brewer, abolitionist and social reformer. Buxton was born at Castle Hedingham, ...

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Joseph Sturge VI MP (1793 - 1859)

NAME: JOSEPH STURGE VI SURNAME: Sturge..... GIVEN NAMES: Joseph VI .......*SEX: M BIRTH: 2 AUG 1793 Elberton, Gloucestershire, England DEATH: 14 MAY 1859 , Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.. a...

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John Thornton (1720 - 1790)

John Thornton (1720–1790) was a merchant and Christian philanthropist, the son of Robert Thornton of Clapham, Surrey, a merchant who became a director of the Bank of England. He invested heavi...

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Henry Thornton MP (1760 - 1815)

Henry Thornton (10 March 1760, London – 16 January 1815,[1] London) was an English economist, banker, philanthropist and parliamentarian. From Wikipedia ) Early life He was the son...

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Carl Bernhard Wadström MP (1746 - 1799)

Biography Carl Bernhard Wadström, although Swedish, was a central figure in the British abolition movement. He was born in Stockholm in 1746. He established a society in Norköpping, Swe...

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Josiah Wedgwood MP (1730 - 1795)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary "... Josiah Wedgwood (12 July 1730 – 3 January 1795) was an English potter, credited with the industrialization of the manufacture of pottery. A prominent abolit...

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John "The Methodist Founder" Wesley MP (1703 - 1791)

Born June 28, 1703, at Epworth, Lincolnshire, England. 15th of 19 siblings. Father: Anglican minister. Raised Anglican. Schooled through Oxford University. Childhood distinctions: righteous, bookish. B...

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William Wilberforce MP (1759 - 1833)

William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was a British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshir...

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Olaudah Equiano MP (1745 - 1797)

Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745 – 31 March 1797) also known as Gustavus Vassa, was a prominent African involved in the British movement for the abolition of the slave trade. He was enslaved as a child,...

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