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Slave ships and captains

Stephen D Behrendt, in ‘The captains in the British slave trade from 1785 to 1807’ [PDFView Volume - The Historic Society of Lancashire & Cheshire (Vol 140, 1990), pp79-140] found that, in a sample of Liverpool slave ships, about 20% of the captains were Scots. In Bristol, in contrast, there were few Scots.

One exception, detailed here, is the Bristol captain James Fraser, from Kiltarlity (Inverness-shire).



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