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.


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

Subjects: British History.

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