Cesar Picton black plaque in London

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Cesar Picton c.1755-1836 a native of Senegal, West Coast of Africa. Brought to England in 1761 as a servant to Sir John Philipps of Norbiton, Kingston upon Thames. Later a coal merchant and gentleman lived here 1788-1807

Cesar Picton (c. 1755 Senegal? – 1836 Thames Ditton, Surrey) was enslaved in Africa by the time he was about six years old. He was bought and brought to England by an English army officer who had been in Senegal, and in 1761 was "presented" as a servant to Sir John Phillips, a Baronet living in Norbiton near Kingston upon Thames in Surrey. He later became a wealthy coal merchant in Kingston.

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