Robert Milligan


West India Docks

Isle of Dogs (Middlesex)


Milligan was a prime mover in the development of the West India Docks. A statue of him commissioned by the West India Docks Co. and designed by Richard Westmacott was unveiled in 1813 and stood outside the Museum of London in Docklands until June 2020 when it was removed in response to the Black Lives Matter protests. For a report on this see the BBC News story, 9 June 2020: Robert Milligan: Slave trader statue removed.


'The West India Docks: Historical development', Survey of London Vols. 43 and 44, Poplar, Blackwall and Isle of Dogs, ed. Hermione Hobhouse (London, 1994), pp. 248-268, [accessed 23/02/2016].