Tagged with John Frost

Cholera Arrived

Europe has lived through many many epidemics and pandemics, but the arrival of Cholera in 1832 from India came at a time when its cities were seething with the poor, and there were still economic and social problems in the aftermath of the Napoleonic and Revolutionary Wars. In Britain, they were fortunate to have discovered … Continue reading

Slavery & Abolition Sites – Wales

Slavery & Abolition Sites – Wales

Piercefield Estate, nr Chepstow The estate was purchased for £90,000 cash in 1802 by Nathanial Wells, born in St Kitts 1779 the son of William, a Cardiff sugar merchant and his house slave Juggy.  He married the only daughter of Charles Este, a former chaplain to George II. Camarthen, St Peter’s Church Burial place of Sir Richard … Continue reading

Writing Home

Writing Home

John Frost was a political activist, sentenced to death – the last case of high treason – with 3 of his colleagues, for  leading the 3/4 November 1839 uprising in Newport, Wales, but transported to Van Dieman’s Land (now Tasmania) instead. He was expecting a life of immense hardship, with a high probability that he … Continue reading