Joshua Reynolds, Mrs. Stephen Payne-Gallwey and Her Son Charles, 1779, oil on canvas. Taft Museum of Art, 1962.2
1785 - 1854
Jamaican-born widow of a prominent slave-owner; resident in Britain following the death of her husband in 1818. Accused - and acquitted - of the cruel treatment of some enslaved people whom she brought to Britain with her.
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The Buff Bay plantation was a sugar estate next to the Buff Bay River, south of Charlestown in Jamaica. By 1839, the estate was 840 acres.
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