Jeremiah Ames the elder

???? - 1776


Banker and merchant of Bristol. His ODNB entry is silent on his slavery connections, including his participation in three slave-trading voyages, instead saying: 'Ames was active in sugar baking and refining, the manufacture of snuff and tobacco, gunpowder making, and dealing in iron goods; he also had extensive interests in shipping. He was a co-founder of the Bristol Fire Office, which underwrote fire insurance for domestic and commercial property and goods.'


Black, Iain S. "Ames, Jeremiah (1706–1776), banker and merchant." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 23 Sep. 2004; Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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