This document records the sale of assets belonging to Tunbridge Wells resident William Lushington.
William Lushington was a resident of Tunbridge Wells and represents the international trade and entrepreneurial interests of the residents of Kent as well as their involvement in the slave trade.
Assets included plantation land in Trinidad along with 52 slaves including one year old babies and four ‘runaways’. William’s business interests in the Caribbean relied on loans from his brother’s bank. When the bank collapsed in 1812, William had to sell off his assets.
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