The Douglas family was from Lochmaben in Dumfriesshire. William Archibald Douglas had been a merchant in London, deeply involved in the slave trade, before he purchased Sandybrook Hall, Ashbourne. His son William was in partnership with Alexander Dalzel of Cape Coast Castle on the Gold Coast of Africa and his daughter Isabella married Joseph, son of Jedediah Strutt. William sent Joseph an order for cottons to be shipped to Cape Coast Castle. He died at Madeira, on his way home in 1799. His father died the same year. The Sandybrook Hall we see today was built in the early 19th century.
Dates to be arranged – please contact Frances
There is also a road tour: Links between Derbyshire and the Slave Trade.
Slave Trade series
Manx Slave Traders Wyre Forest Press 1999 £12.95
Dumfries & Galloway & the Transatlantic Slave Trade Wyre Forest Press 2007 £10.00
Bittersweet: A Story of Four Jamaican Plantations Wyre Forest Press 2007 £3.00
Including major sections on the slave trade
Hasells of Dalemain: A Cumberland Family 1736-1794 Wyre Forest Press 2003 £18.95
Links between Galloway and Virginia Wyre Forest Press 2015 £20.00
A History of Dumfries and Galloway in 100 Documents Part 1 includes: Three Years on the Dundee Estate, Jamaica 1775-1778 Wyre Forest Press 2012 £15.00
A History of Dumfries and Galloway in 100 Documents Part 2 includes: The Savannah, Georgia Account Book, 1766; Anthony McCulloch, Maryland & the Old Concern, 1769; Plantation Account Book, Tobago, 1771 to 1776 Wyre Forest Press 2013 £15.00
A History of Dumfries and Galloway in 100 Documents Part 3 includes: John Park & Co., 1774; George MacEwan and Granada, 1834 Wyre Forest Press 2013 £15.00
available from www.franscript.co.uk
The Douglases of Sandybrook Hall, Ashbourne, Jedediah Strutt & the Slave Trade Ashbourne talk: 2 & 4 March 2019