The price of emancipation

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Jane Bayne (1790–1865)

Portrait of Jane Bayne (1790-1865). Artist unknown. Jane was born in Jamaica and inherited ownership of 10 enslaved people there. She emigrated to Scotland in her late teens and married a doctor, living near Inverness until her death in 1865 aged 75. She was awarded £84 compensation for the ownership of 10 enslaved people in 1834. Read more