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Francis Williams

(c. 1690—1762) writer in Jamaica


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(bap. 1697, d. 1762). Poet born in Jamaica, the son of John and Dorothy Williams, who were free black people. John Williams was a former slave who had been freed by the will of his master, Colonel John Bourden (a prominent local figure who died in 1697), and who subsequently became a successful merchant, whose activities included moneylending on an extensive scale, and trade between Jamaica and Britain.

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

Subjects: British History.


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