Here are some of the Devon slave-owning families that we have been researching:
Davy and Glanville – The Davy and Glanville slave-owning families from Devon were closely connected in the early nineteenth century. These three papers by Gillian Allen on the LBS website use the links between the families to explain different aspects of the Jamaican slave plantation system.
Three enslaved girls: Joan, Jane and Caroline tells the story of three enslaved girls who were living on a Jamaican cattle farm in the early nineteenth century.
Two Devon families in Jamaica: a local association with slaverytells the stories of the two families’ involvement in Jamaica through aspects of Gillian’s visit to Jamaica in 2007.
Slavery and two Ottery St Mary families looks at different attitudes to slavery held within families as evidenced by the signing of the 1814 Ottery Petition.
Lousada – An article ‘The Lousadas of Sidmouth’ appeared in The Devon Historian, Vol. 90, 2020, pp. 27-36. Family members were active in Jamaica and as West India merchants in London. Emanuel Baruh Lousada moved to Devon and led the way in establishing Sidmouth as a resort town.
Modyford, Walrond and Colleton – Three Devon men and their role in the early development of the slave plantation system in the Americas –
Vassall – Vassall Devon/Jamaica connections
Baring – The Baring family: their connections to slavery and Devon houses
Prideaux – The Prideaux family of Devon
Morice – The Morice family and their connections to slavery, Devon houses and other families.
Drake – The Drake family: their connections to slavery and Devon houses
Dottin – The Dottin family of Dartmouth