|This intriguing image shows the escutcheon of the Troutbeck family
of Cheshire - topped by a Black person who appears to be bound. Like
the coat of arms of John
Hawkins, the Troutbecks' arms suggest that they were involved
in the slave trade. Little is known about the practice of displaying
images of Black people in this way - but, as with many aspects of
Black history, further research might well reveal more.
C 107/121 (18th century)