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Saturday, 8 December 2012
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: SLAVE TRADE AND SLAVERY IN BRISTOL:
The Society Of Merchant Ventures an Organisation of Elite Merchants in Bristol wanted to commence participation in the African Slave Trade and after much pressure from them and other interested parties in and around Britain, the Royal African Company control over the Slave Trade was broken in 1698. As soon as the monopoly was broken the first Bristol Slave ship. The Beginning owned by Stephen Barker purchased enslaved Africans and delivered them to the Caribbean. Some Slaves average prices from £20, £50 or £100. In her will of 1693 Jane Bridges widow of Leigh Upon Mendip bequested her interest of £130 in this very ship to her grandson Thomas Bridges and she indicated that the vessel was owned by the City Of Bristol.