Free learning resources from arts, cultural and heritage organisations.

From story
John Yorke, 1776, an Enslaved Man in Yorkshire
This resource is licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Baptism Record of John Yorke, 1776

Detail of the baptism record for John Yorke, an enslaved African brought to the Yorkshire Dales near Richmond in 1776. The original baptism record, which refers to Yorke as a 'Negro Servant', was only discovered during a family history enquiry © Dales Countryside Museum