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Black History Month – Harwich and Boreham


Portrait of a late 18th century sailor (from Wikipedia Commons)

It’s time for some¬†parish register finds which show black people living in Essex hundreds of years ago. Last year, it was coincidentally¬†in October that I spotted William Essex, “a black native of Madagascar” in Wivenhoe’s baptism register – so these are the people I’ve found since, in Harwich and Boreham.

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