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A House by the River : West Indian Wealth in West Devon: Money, Sex and Power over Three Centuries / Malcolm Cross.

By: Cross, Malcolm.
Publisher: London : Signal Books, 2022Description: 320 pages, 35 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781838463007 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): Devon (England) -- History | Devon (England) -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 942.3592 Summary: "Maristow House in West Devon has a rich, remarkable yet little-known history. In the seventeenth century two sons from a family of Exeter merchants helped establish the sugar plantations of Jamaica and the resulting trade in African slaves. One became the island's governor while the other married the daughter of a Civil War hero and one of the first owners of the house. His Jamaican grandson took over the estate in the 1730s and produced an heir who rebuilt the mansion to reflect the style and architecture of Georgian England." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New acquisitions Autumn 2022
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General Collection 942.3592 CRO (Browse shelf) Checked out 13/12/2022 000436487

Includes index.

"Maristow House in West Devon has a rich, remarkable yet little-known history. In the seventeenth century two sons from a family of Exeter merchants helped establish the sugar plantations of Jamaica and the resulting trade in African slaves. One became the island's governor while the other married the daughter of a Civil War hero and one of the first owners of the house. His Jamaican grandson took over the estate in the 1730s and produced an heir who rebuilt the mansion to reflect the style and architecture of Georgian England." - Book cover

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