Database: Legacies of British Slave-ownership

During the Slave Trade abolition anniversary in 2007 questions were asked about hidden slaving connections in Nottingham and Notts.

A very useful new source has just been publically announced at University College London, the Legacies of British Slave-ownership website, where you can search by town or county as well as for individuals who made claims for financial compensation when Caribbean slavery was abolished in 1833 along with slavery across most regions of the British Empire (which some notable exceptions).
The database provides proof of slave ownership as this needed to be obtained to get the compensation.

A quick search on Nottinghamshire reveals 4 individuals, including Lieut.-Col. Thomas Wildman who purchased Newstead Abbey.

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