Published by FamilyTreeGirl: Was Your British Ancestor a Slave Owner?

Originally posted on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter:Slavery was abolished in the British Empire in 1833. Those who had owned slaves were compensated at the time for their financial losses when they lost their slaves. Historians from University College London (UCL) have catalogued the 46,000 British subjects who were compensated by the British government…

http://familytreegirl.com/2015/07/14/was-your-british-ancestor-a-slave-owner/

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