Cesar Picton blue plaque in Thames Ditton

Cesar Picton Who was brought to Britain from Senegal in 1761 aged six and became a wealthy coal merchant in Kingston lived here 1816–1836

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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