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Saturday, 2 March 2013

Database of British Slave Owners

University College, London has compiled a database of British Slave Owners - people who sought financial compensation from the Crown in 1883, after the Crown outlawed slavery in the Colonies. There were about 46,000 claims made. Nearly 43,000 were from slave owners living on plantations in the Caribbean. The rest of the claims were from owners living in the UK.  The link to the database is: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/ 

For those with Caribbean ancestry, whether with a UK connection or not, can find additional resources at: 

 
 

 

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