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The Earles of LiverpoolA Georgian Merchant Dynasty$
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Peter Earle

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381731

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381731.001.0001

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Jack of All Trades

Jack of All Trades

(p.97) Chapter Five Jack of All Trades
The Earles of Liverpool

Peter Earle

Liverpool University Press

William engaged in many other activities during his slaving years. They include trade to the Mediterranean, the shipment of mahogany and other West Indian goods from Jamaica and Honduras and the trade in cured fish from the Shetland Islands which is well documented in his letter book. Perhaps the most interesting of his non-slaving activities was as a supplier of trade goods to other slave merchants. He had a shop and warehouses in Liverpool where he kept in stock or arranged for the delivery of such goods as decorative bracelets (maneloes) made in Birmingham and Bristol, knives from Sheffield, and hand-guns and cutlasses from Birmingham. This chapter ends with William’s death in 1788 and discusses his gradual retirement and acquisition of such signs of gentrification as a country house.

Keywords:   Shetlands, emigration to Newfoundland, firearms, retirement

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