|Was Nathaniel Wells Britain's first Black JP? He was a very wealthy
man and an active member of his local community in Monmouthshire.
These documents show him being sworn in as a Justice of the Peace
in 1806. He was also a slave owner, having inherited a plantation
from his father, William Wells. When
enslaved people were emancipated, he received government compensation.
C 202/194/8 (1806)