Mixed Marriages in the Eighteenth Century


This is a passenger list of the Belisarius, one of the ships that set sail from Britain in 1787, taking Black emigrants to found the colony of Sierra Leone. Here we find Black women married to White men, and White women married to Black men. A handful of White women were seeking marriage. This list gives an indication of how far Black people were integrated in British society at this date.

T 1/643, f. 139 (16 Feb 1787)

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