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Re: The African side of my family
In Response To: The African side of my family ()

Taken from the book Sugar and Slaves the Rise of the Planter Class in The English West INdies, 1624-1713 by Richard S. Dunn 1973. It should be available at your public library on inter-library loan

"English slaving Records from the late 17th century enable us to tell pretty well what regions of Africa the traders drew upon. Over 70 percent of the slaves imported by the Royal African Company from 1673 to 1689 came from the Guiea coast, with the rest fairly divided between the Senegamibia region further north and Angola further south. Thus the first forced black migrants to English islands were chiefly inhabitants of the Windward Coast (modern LIberia), the Gold Coast (Ghana), and the Slave Coast (Togoland, DAhomey and western NIgeria"

Table 23 Slaves delivered by the Royal African Company, 1673-1711 and by private traders 1698-1710
To Barbados:
1673 - 8,642
1680-1688 - 21,521
1689-1697 - 7,359
1698-1701 - 14,988
1708-1711 - 2,144

You might want to check the Family History Centers at the Mormon Church, the Church has micofilmed a number of records from the Islands.

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