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Conversation about Joseph Marryat’s portrait (c.1826)

This conversation takes its starting point from Joseph Marryat’s portrait discussing his significance and exploring how he used his influence.

Joseph Marryat (1757-1824) was an underwriter and banker who served as Chairman of Lloyd’s 1811-1824. He was also a West Indian merchant, slave owner, ship owner, and a prominent committee member of the Society of West Indian Planters and Merchants. He was an Agent for Trinidad and then Grenada and as a Member of Parliament, he opposed both the abolition of the slave trade and slavery in Parliament and by authoring pamphlets.

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Portrait of Joseph Marryat by John Hayes, c.1826
Lloyd’s Collection

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This factsheet provides further information on the portrait of Joseph Marryat, his role at Lloyd’s and his involvement with historic enslavement. 

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