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Sad reminders of Bristol slave trade

Auction house Greenslade Taylor Hunt of Taunton is offering a collection of early 19th century documents detailing original slave registrations/ returns.

They record in detail the slaves owned by Philip John Miles (1774-1845), a Bristol merchant venturer and member of parliament, on the Miles family’s sugar plantations in Hanover Parish, County of Cornwall, North West Jamaica, dated 1817, 1820 and 1823.

The documents will be offered on June 2, estimated at £500-700. Specialist Malcolm Claridge says: “The documents turned up in a pile of papers from a deceased estate in Bristol. I was contacted to look at some militaria-related things, but came across these documents while browsing. I did a little research and realised what they were.”

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