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Robert Milligan

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Robert Milligan

Person  Male  Born 19/8/1746  Died 21/5/1809

Categories: Commerce, Race Issues

Countries: Caribbean Islands, Scotland

Merchant. Born in Dumfries. He grew up on his family's sugar plantation in Jamaica, and moved to London in 1779. He headed a group of powerful businessmen, who planned and built the West India Docks, which were to have a monopoly on the import into London of West Indian produce such as sugar, rum and coffee. At the time of his death in Hampstead, he owned over 500 slaves.

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Robert Milligan statue

{At the base of the statue:} Robert Milligan {The front panel of the plinth ...

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West India Docks - foundation stone

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