Olaudah Equiano et al. in Montserrat - between 24 January, 1767 and 25 January, 1767

from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano, vols 1 and 2, pages Ch. 9, para. 2:

Having obtained this [certificate of behaviour] I parted from my kind [former master Robert King] […] and prepared for my departure for London. I immediately agreed to go with one Capt. John Hamer, for seven guineas, the passage to London, on board a ship called the Andromache; and on the 24th and 25th I had free dances, as they are called, with some of my countrymen, previous to my setting off; after which I took leave of all my …   more >>

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Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano, vols 1 and 2, volume 1 and 2 (London, 1789), p. Ch. 9, para. 2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1655976836041 accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: Montserrat

Listeners

Olaudah Equiano
abolitionist, Activist, hair dresser, Seaman […]
1745-1797

Listening to

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unspecified dance music

Experience Information

Date/Time between 24 January, 1767 and 25 January, 1767
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Notes

Shortly after being enslaved and a brief period in England, Equiano, a boy of around 11 years old, was bought by a British Naval officer Michael Henry Pascal with whom he served aboard ships in the Seven Years’ War in France, 1756-1762, and then in 1763 was resold to a previous owner, Robert King, in Montserrat. Equiano worked on trading ships in the West Indies and mainland and coastal American colonies 1763-1766.


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:33:56 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Jun 2022 12:30:20 +0100