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Estimate of slaves and stock

Estimate of slaves and stock on Spring Plantation


Document called Estimate of negroes and stock on Spring Plantation. Rebeccah Woolnough part-owned the Spring Plantation. She married John Hugh Smyth, of Ashton Court, Bristol, and the Smyth family owned Spring Plantation until 1825. The list gives the
name, occupation and fitness of each slave. The slaves marked * were jointly owned by Thomas French and John Hugh Smyth.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

Creator: Spring Plantation

Copyright: Copyright BCC Record Office

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