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Granville Sharp

Person  Male  Born 10/11/1735  Died 6/7/1813

Categories: Law, Race Issues

Anti-slavery campaigner. Born Durham. 1757 became Clerk in the Ordnance Office. Became involved with the anti-slavery campaign by a personal involvement with an injured slave, Jonathan Strong, at his brother's medical surgery for the poor in Mincing Lane. Once well, Strong's owner wanted him back but the Sharps resisted, and Granville's two years spent studying law and fighting on Strong's behalf were finally rewarded when Strong was freed and the free status of any slaves on arrival in England was established, to some extent, at least. Thus begun his involvement with the campaign and his association with the Clapham Sect. Died Fulham.

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Holy Trinity Clapham - Clapham Sect

The damage on this plaque is the result of WW2 bombs.

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