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Joseph Jekyll

(1753—1837) lawyer and politician


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(1753?–1837). Biographer of Ignatius Sancho, the African writer whose letters were published in England in 1782. Jekyll was the only son of Edward Jekyll, a captain in the Royal Navy. Details concerning his place of birth are uncertain. He studied at Christ Church, Oxford, left for France upon completion of his studies in 1774, and was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1788.

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

Subjects: British History.


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