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A Black Servant in 1830s Poole

User Avatar Penelope Lovesy 11/10/2020 12:17:22

Amongst the servants at Upton House in the 1830s was a black Jamaican called Andrew Bogle. He had been a slave on an estate in St. Andrew, Jamaica where he became the personal servant of Edward Tichborne, who was then working on the Duke of Buckingham’s sugar plantations. When Tichborne inherited a fortune he returned to England and brought Andrew Bogle with him. Tichborne settled at Upton House near Poole.

While at Upton, Bogle met Elizabeth Young, a nurse in the same household. Andrew and Elizabeth were married in the local church at Canford Magna in 1836. The couple had two children, John born in 1837 and Andrew born in 1838.

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