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Portrait Hugh Crow 1765 - 1829

Date(s): n.d.

Creator(s): unknown photographer

Administration / Biographical History: Captain Hugh Crow was born in Ramsey. Crow worked in the slave trade from Liverpool. His memoirs describe his career as a slave ship captain - he was in command on seven separate voyages. Hugh Crow was the last captain of any English slave ship. The Kitty’s Amelia’s final slaving voyage from Liverpool was the last legal one for an English ship. In the Isle of Man Examiner on 27/11/1953, it was reported that Crow had declined a seat in the Keys and was renowned for his humane treatment of slaves. He was buried in Maughold Churchyard in 1829.

Language: eng

Extent: overall: 14 cm x 9.5 cm

Physical description: black & white print

Item name: photograph

Collection: Photographic Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: PG/8068/5

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