Scan of handwritten document showing names, prices.

This matter-of-fact inventory of possessions made in 1651 by George Walrond for his wife Frances Coryton details the enslaved people that he owned on his family’s Barbados estate and includes the English names they were given and how much they were worth in sugar. The document had been so discreetly catalogued that we didn’t realise its significance before. A full transcript is available (CY/6810).

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