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Robert George Windsor-Clive, 1st Earl of Plymouth

1857 - 1923

This person is the subject of ongoing research. We have started by researching their relationship to the enslavement of people.

Biographical notes

Landowner, politician and philanthropist.

National Gallery Trustee (1900–1923).

Slavery connections

Great-great-grandson of Robert Clive (1725–1774), 1st Baron Clive of Plassey (q.v.), whose actions, as an employee of the British East India Company, ‘resulted in the plundering of Indian treasures and also in famines caused by policies disastrous to local Indian farm production’. (‘Robert Clive’, Wikipedia [online], <> accessed 4 August 2021.)

Abolition connections

No known connections with abolition.


History of Parliament Trust (ed.), The History of Parliament: British Political, Social & Local History, London 1964-,
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J. Piggott, 'Clive, Robert George Windsor-, first earl of Plymouth', in C. Matthew et al. (eds), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford 1992-,
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J. Turner et al. (eds), Grove Art Online, Oxford 1998-,
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UCL Department of History (ed.), Legacies of British Slave-ownership, London 2020,
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