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Planters & merchants from Caribbean islands: Samuel Carter

Samuel Carter, a nephew of Henry Lascelles, was a Barbadian planter who worked in partnership with Gedney Clarke in the slave trade until the mid-1750s. He received a grant of  the 2000-acre plantation Garden of Eden, on the east bank of the Demerary, in 1752 but by 1762 had sold this to Gedney Clarke. In 1752 a John Carter was granted the nearby plantation Diamond.

See various references in Simon David Smith, Slavery, family, and gentry capitalism in the British Atlantic (CUP, 2006)

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