AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum
Two British slave databases online
From one of my Saint Domingue research lists.
Subject: Two British slave databases online
This is the website for the “Legacies of British Slave-ownership” project and database. The database is searchable by individuals, firm name, addresses, and notes. Included in this database are names of slave owners, who were compensated a total of £20 million for slaves in British colonies that were freed in 1833.
Be sure to look for your French ancestors here, as the scope of the project includes the British Caribbean, Mauritius, and the Cape. Some of the British islands were once French, and the French residents continued to live on them under British rule.
Could your French ancestor have been living in one of the British colonies? I don’t believe there is any information about individual slaves, but I did not explore the database thoroughly. Check it out!