Plaque

Ignatius Sancho - SE3

Erection date: 15/6/2007

Inscription

Ignatius Sancho, c1729 - 1780, African man of letters, composer and opponent of slavery, born on a slave ship he was encouraged to educate himself by John 2nd Duke of Montagu and served as the butler to the Duchess here in Montague House.

Site: Ignatius Sancho - SE3 & Montague House (2 memorials)

SE3, Charlton Way, Greenwich Park

The Sancho plaque is to the right of the tree, Montague House (often spelt Montagu House) to the left. The hedge that you can see in our photo is around the sunken bath supposedly used by Queen Caroline.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Ignatius Sancho - SE3

Subjects commemorated i

John, 2nd Duke of Montagu

Courtier. Born at Boughton, Northamptonshire. In 1709 he became Master of the...

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Mary, Duchess of Montagu

Daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. She married John Montagu...

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Ignatius Sancho

Writer, shopkeeper and socialite. Born on a slave ship bound for the West Ind...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Ignatius Sancho - SE3

Created by i

Katherine Worthington

Stone carver and sculptor.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Ignatius Sancho - SE3

Also at this site i

Montague House

Montague House

On the sequence of events the plaque is not clear. Caroline married George in...

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