George Christian

(1872—1924) merchant

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(1872–1924). Black merchant in Africa. He was one of six Liverpool-born children of Octavia Caulfield and Antigua-born Jacob Christian. George and his brother Arthur worked for the merchant John Holt in Nigeria, and George then established his own import–export business in German Cameroon. The Germans expelled him in 1904 (his compensation claim led to correspondence with Britain's ambassador in Berlin). His youngest sister, Rubena Laura Patterson, and her husband, Oscar, and three children migrated to Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1906. His eldest sister, Julia Waldren Rogers, a widow, took her six children to Saskatchewan in 1910.


From The Oxford Companion to Black British History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: British History.

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