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How Samantha Cameron's ancestor received fortune after slavery was banned

11 May 2013

Researchers have discovered that one of Samantha Cameron's ancestors was a slave owner who received the equivalent of millions of pounds as compensation from the British government when the trade in humans was abolished. The discovery was made by UCL researchers examining the records of the Slave Compensation Commission, which was set up to manage the £20 million fund. Read: Telegraph More: Daily Mail