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

Robert Milligan

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.

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

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Robert Milligan

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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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