John Tucker (Merchant Trader)

John Tucker (Merchant Trader)

John Tucker was an English slave trader for the Royal African Company from London, England. Tucker went to Gbap, Sierra Leone in 1665 alongside, Thomas Corker who is the ancestor of the Sherbro Caulkers the most notorious slave trading family in the Upper Guinea Coast. John Tucker married a Sherbro princess and together they had many children. The Sherbro Tuckers became a powerful slave trading clan and chiefdom in Gbap and many of them went to university in Europe as early as the 18th century.

Background

Tucker was descended from the Saxons; his ancestor John Tucker was granted a coat of arms by William the Conqueror (http://www.thehouseoftucker.com/home/content/tucker/index.php).

External links

* [http://books.google.com/books?id=V4ZIL4BlVagC&pg=PA183&dq=tucker+sherbro&sig=QLOrfiQwXAfiRYY9sjY3vReE6Ow John Tucker]
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=C4GuwL1cgnEC&pg=PA36&dq=tucker+sherbro&lr=&sig=rsRwn1MsjXJAHkXDy8x7J-J5tDg#PPA36,M1 John Tucker]
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=5ObuJk0cavIC&pg=PA62&dq=tucker+sherbro&lr=&sig=gwYpYcjxEh2fZZyiOBg_2vzqqXo John Tucker]
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=zmgYSuOAkS8C&pg=PA57&lpg=PA57&dq=sherbro+caulkers&source=web&ots=GZBht_Ev8Y&sig=jrOlgtRVvS8nSk_DqQU8c7MynI8 John Tucker]
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=blSYRnlpoX4C&pg=PA75&dq=sherbro+tuckers&sig=Wj22avHICs0ah63ftK7UhInyqMA John Tucker]
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=QN62ci99H7oC&pg=PA293&lpg=PA293&dq=sherbro+tuckers&source=web&ots=OGbmgW5H6K&sig=o0Hqg0eXHI6HQ5RL-cyliu1HHhI#PPA293,M1 John Tucker]
* [http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.emkweltmission.de/laender/sierra_leone/geschichte_s_l.htm&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=5&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dsherbro%2Bcaulkers%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4GGLR_enUS212US213 John Tucker]
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=C4GuwL1cgnEC&pg=PA36&dq=Sherbro+Cleveland&sig=rsRwn1MsjXJAHkXDy8x7J-J5tDg John Tucker]
* Adam Jones, "History in Africa", Vol. 10, 1983 (1983), pp. 151-162

* TUCKER, PETER L. The Tuckers of Sierra Leone 1665-1914: a history of trade and. British Colonisation of Sherbro Land

Thomas d.S Tucker Twentieth Century Negro Literature: Or, A Cyclopedia of Thought on the Vital Topics Relating to ... By Daniel Wallace Culp
* http://books.google.com/books?id=npUMAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA76&dq=sherbro+tuckers#PPA76,M1

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