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William Roscoe MP (1753 - 1831)

William Roscoe (8 March 1753 – 30 June 1831), was an English historian and miscellaneous writer, perhaps best known today as an early abolitionist, and for his poem for children the Butterfly's Ball....

3/21/2010 2/9/2017

Priscilla Bright McLaren MP (1815 - 1906)

Priscilla Bright McLaren (8 September 1815 – 5 November 1906) was a British activist who served and linked the anti-slavery movement with the women's suffrage movement in the nineteenth century. She ...

11/9/2012 6/22/2016

William Cowper MP (1731 - 1800)

Wikipedia contributors. " William Cowper ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. If you are interested in his works, download The works of William Cowper; his life, letters, and poems (1864) -------...

6/18/2014 6/22/2016

Laurence Sterne MP (1713 - 1768)

Laurence Sterne From Britannica BIography Laurence Sterne , (born Nov. 24, 1713, Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ire.—died March 18, 1768, London, Eng.), Irish-born English novelist and humorist, author...

12/23/2015 12/23/2015

Josiah Forster MP (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 supporter o...

4/29/2014 4/29/2014

William Forster MP (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 Foreign Ant...

3/23/2007 4/29/2014

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

6/27/2012 9/1/2013

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...

7/20/2013 7/20/2013

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 living in...

6/24/2011 7/6/2013

Dorothy Ripley MP (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...

7/6/2013 7/6/2013

The Rev. James Ramsay MP (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, Scotland...

7/6/2013 7/6/2013

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 a posit...

5/1/2008 7/6/2013

Elizabeth Pease Nichol MP (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-vivise...

4/21/2011 7/5/2013

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 on Bar...

7/5/2013 7/5/2013

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 British...

12/7/2008 7/5/2013

Zachary Macaulay MP (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 governor...

7/10/2008 7/5/2013

Samuel Lucas MP (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 the Amer...

11/9/2012 7/5/2013

Dr. John Coakley Lettsom MP (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 the terri...

5/27/2010 7/5/2013

Louis-Celeste LeCesne MP (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 rights of f...

1/20/2007 7/5/2013

George Stacey MP (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...

11/23/2010 7/3/2013

Jonathan Backhouse MP (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 Jona...

1/17/2009 7/3/2013

Robert Kaye Greville MP (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 and sci...

7/3/2013 7/3/2013

Dr. William Thornton MP (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...

7/3/2013 7/3/2013

Samuel Hoare, Jr. MP (1751 - 1825)

Samuel Hoare Birth: 1751 Marriage: May 15 1776 - Norwich Mm, Norfolk, England Wife: Sarah Gurney Parents: Samuel Hoare, Grizell Death: July 14 1825 - Tottenham, Middlesex, England Sam...

3/1/2012 6/29/2013

Martha Gurney MP (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...

6/27/2013 6/27/2013

Thomas Clarkson MP (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 Effecting the...

6/27/2013 6/27/2013

Lieutenant John Clarkson, RN MP (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 the 18t...

6/27/2013 6/27/2013

William Sharp MP (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 campaig...

6/27/2013 6/27/2013

Granville Sharp MP (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 injustices. ...

6/27/2013 6/27/2013

[ )] 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 Yar...

8/29/2012 6/23/2013

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 Squadron...

8/9/2011 6/23/2013

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 mother di...

12/21/2008 6/21/2013

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...

1/24/2011 6/20/2013

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 nineteent...

3/1/2012 6/20/2013

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 identified wom...

2/24/2012 6/20/2013

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...

10/6/2008 6/20/2013

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 ...

7/10/2009 6/20/2013

Bodleian Library logo Commonwealth and African Studies Bodleian Library Special Collections Search All Online Catalogues Collection Level Description: Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton and Priscilla B...

3/22/2007 6/20/2013

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...

9/22/2008 6/20/2013

John Thornton MP (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 heavily in t...

2/10/2013 6/20/2013

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 of Joh...

1/18/2011 6/20/2013

Carl Bernhard Wadström MP (1746 - 1799)

Swedish economist and political abolotionist. Biography in english: Carl Bernhard Wadström, although Swedish, was a central figure in the British abolition movement. He was born in Stockholm in 174...

8/22/2007 6/20/2013

Josiah Wedgwood, of Etruria 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 abolitionist,...

11/19/2008 6/20/2013

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...

4/9/2009 6/20/2013

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, Yorkshire, he b...

11/8/2008 6/20/2013

Olaudah Equiano MP (1745 - 1797)

"Gustavus", "Vassa", "Michael", "Jacob"

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, purcha...

6/19/2013 6/20/2013