Slavery in Lewisham timeline - 1500s
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9th November 1501
Katherine of Aragon lands at Deptford with 2 African slaves in her retinue

1551
'The Primrose' built at Deptford

1553
'The Primrose' sails to Guinea to make contact with the Kingdom of Benin

1562
First slaving trip to Guinea by John Hawkins - establishes the 'triangle' taking slaves from West Africa to Hispaniola in the Caribbean

August 1563
John Hawkins returns to Deptford with pearls, ginger, sugar and hides

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Spanish Armada defeated

1589
Monument erected to William Hawkins in St Nicholas's Church, Deptford by his brother John

2nd March 1593
Burial of 'Cornelius', a blackamore' at St Margaret's, Lee

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