Basilia Dawes married first Richard Quarrell and secondly Charles James Sholto Douglas (q.v.).
1785 - 1854
Jamaican-born widow of a prominent slave-owner; resident in Britain following the death of her husband in 1818. Accused - and acquitted - of the cruel treatment of some enslaved people whom she brought to Britain with her.
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One of over 300 drawings of landscapes and enslaved people in Jamaica by William Berryman, 1808-1815.
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CITING THIS RECORD:'Basilia Douglas formerly Quarrell (née Dawes)', Legacies of British Slave-ownership database, http://wwwdepts-live.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/2146650701 [accessed 24th August 2019].