Name

Moses Brown

Career

Business/Commerce

Occupation 1

transatlantic commerce

Occupation 2

engaged in slave trade

Region

NA/New England region

Era

Maritime Republic (1751-1815)

Born

1738

Died

1836

Text

One the Providence-born principals with his three brothers in Nicholas Brown & Company. Participant in the financing of slavetrading ventures in the 1750s and 1760s, but later became actively opposed to slavery and the slave trade.

Related Images

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Located in western part of English Channel, off coast of Southern England
Image Id: 1739

Related People

Brown, Nicholas Brown, John Brown, Obadiah Brown, James Brown, Joseph

Related Vessels

Sally, Wheel of Fortune,

Related Source

Browns of Providence Plantations: Colonial Years (1952)

External Links

Website depicting the slaving voyage of the Providence-based brigantine __Sally__ in 1764-65. Voyage undrewritten by the Brown Brothers -- Nicholas, Joseph, John and Moses.

Related Documents

Early Rhode Island Timeline

Record ID: 692