Royal African Company Slaves - Men, Women
and Children


Men, women and children aged 6 to 80 were captured and sold into slavery in West Africa. This extract from a list of enslaved Africans working at Cape Coast Castle shows that enslaved Africans were kept to supply labour at British forts, as well as being shipped out. Their skills varied: bricklayers, doctor's boys and washerwomen are included in the list.

BT 6/1 (April 1771)

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