15/52 St Kitts & Nevis – Myrtilla

Myrtilla was brought from Nevis to Warwickshire. When she died in 1706 her grave was given a headstone, thought to be one of the earliest in England commemorating a person of African descent.

To begin your own research on Myrtilla here are some resources:

Guardian article by Alison Benjamin
Article by Dr Sarah Richardson
The Oxhill Village website
Historic England’s details on the grave

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You may also be interested in the story of Pero another slave from Nevis, who was brought to Bristol and now has a bridge named after him.

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