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Nathaniel Wells

(1779—1852) slave owner and landowner


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(1779–1852). Son of a slave and a wealthy planter on St Kitts, Wells became a major landowner in Monmouthshire, South Wales, and Britain's first black sheriff. He was probably the wealthiest black person in the country at the time.

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

Subjects: British History.


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