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John Macintosh (Surinam)

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John Macintosh (also McIntosh and Mackintosh) [c1820-1864] was born in Scotland and died on the Coronie coast, Surinam. He became a slave owner through his marriage to Elizabeth Teeder Gordon [Parliamentary Papers, 1860].

She was the daughter of James Gordon of Huntly and an enslaved woman, Betty. Betty and her three children, who were the property of an 'R Gordon', were freed at the request of James Gordon in 1835. She was at first known as Elisabeth Teeder and her children as Jean Teeder, John Teeder, and Helena Teeder. Elisabeth Teeder and Robert Teeder were born later and in 1841 Elizabeth and the five children were allowed to add the surname Gordon. [Details of emancipation; New Surinaamsche Courant, 30 Nov 1841]

John Macintosh is named as the owner of 36 slaves in Nieuw Rotternam, Nickerie, Surinam at emancipation in 1863.

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