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Slavery Indenture

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.

Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery

Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery,
Civic Way,
Monson Road,
Royal Tunbridge Wells,


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.

Curriculum Links

  • KS1: Local History, Significant Individuals
  • KS2: Local History
  • KS3: Local History, Britain 1745-1901


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