The slavery connections of Northington Grange
By Dr Laurence Brown School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of the Manchester
The research follows the 2007 survey by Miranda Kaufmann on the family history of 33 English Heritage properties and their slavery connections. Using databases on slave voyages and slave compensation, Kaufmann’s study focused on those who owned property in slave colonies, held government office in such colonies, invested in slaving or traded in slave produced goods, were engaged in abolitionist debates or legal decisions on slavery, or who owned black servants.
The aims of this report are to provide more detailed information on the economic, social, and cultural connections that linked Northington Grange to Atlantic slavery. The report examines the relative importance of slave-generated wealth in the fortunes of Northington Grange’s occupants and how these changed over time. It then details the extent to which wealth from slavery shaped the physical development of the estate and its aesthetic design.
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