The View From Mount Clarence

A look back at settlement along Western Australia's South Coast

Tag: Slave Money

  • Black Anderson: A Story of the South Coast – Part 2a

    A 2022/3 Revision of one of the South Coast’s most disreputable historical characters Earliest Maritime Albany  1831-1834   Above: King George Sound has always held a majestic vista. Ship’s captains were able to glean fair impression of the places they were due to visit from the charts they worked, and King George Sound promised much,…

  • More thoughts on the Taylor slave money and Patrick’s time at Albany

    Originally Posted 24 May 2014: The Caribbean Connection There is an obvious contradiction between the gaining of Patrick Taylor’s father’s wealth in the business of trading slaves and the pursuit of freedom for Polly Graham, his mixed-race wife and lover owned by his cousin Simon. John Taylor was driven first and foremost by the pursuit…

  • The Demise Of The Taylor Fortune: Part 2

    Originally Posted 22 May 2014:   The Bussell’s were lucky to get something of a windfall every time one of the children turned 21, but by 1837 the reverend’s life-insurance policy had paid out in full and without Capel Carter back in England sending their goods and offering her help they were well and truly…

  • More thoughts on the origin of the name Glen Candy

    Originally Published 18 April 2014: CANDY is an acknowledged borrowing from Arabic qandi (candied).  The word developed from the CANE of sugar-cane (stalk-Genesis41:5).   Patrick Taylor left Spithead, Portsmouth, on February 9th, 1834, aboard the James Pattison arriving at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, 13 weeks later. He celebrated his 27th birthday on March 2nd, exactly three…