Slav­ery shock

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Alan Crosby’s ar­ti­cle on find­ing a slave-own­ing an­ces­tor in Is­sue 103 struck a chord with my own fam­ily his­tory re­search. Most of my an­ces­tors orig­i­nated from in and around Birm­ing­ham and their oc­cu­pa­tions – brass, gun, jew­ellery, toy and but­ton man­u­fac­tur­ing – re­flected this.

One of the ex­cep­tions was the

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