Jamaican’s journey to Llandudno
THE WIDOW of a man who grew up on a slave trader’s plantation is campaigning to bring his lifestory to a wide audience.
Enrico Stennett grew up on a sugar plantation in Jamaica and lived in Llandudno until his death in 2011, aged 85.
His widow Mary, now of Rhos on Sea, is selling his remarkable autobiography.
She said her future husband was of mixed race. His mother was of mixed race and his father was indigenous to Jamaica but died when he was a baby.
She said: “She took him as a baby to very rich people who ran the slave plantation with slaves. The family took him in an brought him up to be an overseer. They bought him a horse and he went round checking the conditions of workers which he chronicled in his book.”
Mr Stennett emigrated to the UK, becoming a regular speaker at Hyde Park Corner in London.
Enrico Stennett’s autobiography Buckra Massa Pickney (Lulu publishing, hardback £20) Ring 01492 338789.