Slavery in Lewisham timeline - 1700 - 1739

1700
Peter, 'an East Indian servant' was baptised at St Alphege's, Greenwich. This is possibly the same Peter who was buried at St Nicholas, Deptford 18th October 1759

1702
Anthony Francis 'a pensioner, a black from King Street' was buried at Deptford

28th January 1704
Anthony Black 'an Indian born at Madras' was baptised at St Nicholas, Deptford

2nd June 1704
'A black boy from Mr Richard Symes called Johnne was buried’ at St Mary's, Lewisham

23rd February 1710
John Georg 'a black in back land' was baptised at St Nicholas, Deptford

30th April 1710

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Francis Lee, 'a black boy belonging to Major Ascough ' was baptised at St Margaret's, Lee

17th September 1712
John Briton, 'an adult negro' was baptised at St Nicholas, Deptford

5th November 1717
Charles Nevis and Anne, 'black moor adults' was baptised at St Mary's, Lewisham

3th January 1719
John Peterson, ' negro from New Street' was buried at St Nicholas, Deptford

16th July 1719
Thomas Cestus, 'a negro servant to William Sherwin, Surgeon, The Green' was buried at St Nicholas, Deptford

27th April 1721
Enos Cross, 'a negro for the Red House' was buried at St Nicholas, Deptford

24th July 1724
Susannah Pady, 'daughter of Richard Pady, Cook. A negro from Lower Street' was baptised at St Nicholas, Deptford. Her 2 brothers were baptised at St Nicholas, Deptford in 1726 and 1727.

29th September 1724
Serica, 'a black servant to Madame Benbow, deceased' was buried at St Nicholas, Deptford

16th October 1724
Thomas Berry, 'a negro mariner' whose last ship was the Globe was buried at St Nicholas, Deptford

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13th June 1725
Belinda Charlton, 'a black maid lodging at Blackheath' was baptised at St Margaret's, Lee

August 1725
Nicholas Ring, 'a negro servant to Captain Cottrell' was baptised at St Nicholas, Deptford. He was buried at St Nicholas, Deptford 2 weeks later

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1726
George Jameson, 'a black man on board ship' was buried at St Nicholas, Deptford

Richard Pady, 'son of Richard Pady, Cook. A negro from Lower Street, also a mariner' was baptised at St Nicholas, Deptford. His sister was baptised at St Nicholas, Deptford in 1724 and a brother in 1727.

1727
John Pady, 'son of Richard Pady, Cook. A negro from Lower Street, also a mariner' was baptised at St Nicholas, Deptford. His sister was baptised at St Nicholas, Deptford in 1724 and a brother in 1726.

1729
Ignatius Sancho born on a slave ship crossing the Atlantic

1730
First Maroon War in Jamaica. Britain agrees a treaty with the Maroon leader Cudjoe in 1739.

19th August 1730
John Greenwich, 'an adult negroe' was baptised at St Nicholas, Deptford

1731
Ignatius Sancho brought to Greenwich to live with 3 spinster sisters, thought to be the Legge sisters living in Blackheath. Later he runs away because they will not educate him, gains employment with the Duke of Montague and educates himself.

2nd September 1732
Mary 'a Negro from Mrs Frere’ was buried at St Mary’s, Lewisham

1733
Joseph Pilgrim [c. 1691 – 6 January 1733] dies; he was chief justice for the court of common pleas in Barbados. There was a memorial to him at St Margaret’s, Lee.

15th September 1734
Robert Pilot, 'a black servant of Captain Cummin, in Union Street, aged 14 years' was baptised at St Nicholas, Deptford. He died 5 days later on the 20th September 1734.

11th April 1736
Elizabeth Jane Teresa, 'a negroe adult' was baptised at St Nicholas, Deptford

11th July 1737
John Cuffey, 'a negro manservant of Mr Collett' was baptised at St Margaret's Lee

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