Jane Elizabeth Bickersteth, née Harley. Daughter of Edward, 5th Earl of Oxford; wife of Henry Bickersteth, Baron Langdale.
This person is the subject of ongoing research. We have started by researching their relationship to the enslavement of people.
Her aunt, Margaret Harley, fifth daughter of the Honourable Thomas Harley (1730–1804), married Sir John Boyd, 2nd Baronet (1750–1815) (UCL Department of History, ‘Sir John Boyd, 2nd Bart’, in UCL Department of History (ed.), Legacies of British Slave-ownership [online], London 2020, < http://wwwdepts-live.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/2146639821> accessed 24 June 2021), son and heir of Sir John Boyd, 1st Baronet (1718–1800) (UCL Department of History, ‘Sir John Boyd, 1st Bart’, in UCL Department of History (ed.), Legacies of British Slave-ownership [online], London 2020, <https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/2146647795)> accessed 24 June 2021), who owned plantations worked by enslaved people in St Kitts and St Vincent. The Fountain estate on St Kitts is shown in the will of Sir John Boyd, 1st Baronet, to have been settled by him on his son on the latter’s marriage to Margaret Harley in 1784.
No known connections with abolition.
National Gallery painting connections
Donor: bequeathed in 1873: NG900 (now at Tate, N00900).
History of Parliament Trust (ed.), The History of Parliament: British Political, Social & Local History, London 1964-, https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/
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