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09 November 2018Dornoch Cathedral's memorial to a slave owneer

In 1891 Elizabeth Hoyes (Mrs Taylor) had a window placed in Dornoch Cathedral as a memorial to her father, mother, brothers and sister. Elizabeth was born on the Caribbean island of Grenada. Her father, Lewis Hoyes (1784-1842), born in Forres, had been a merchant in Grenada and Speaker of the colony's House of Assembly. He had also been a slave owner and agent, attorney or executor for twenty-one slave plantations.

Image from Dornoch Historylinks

 

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