April 1. Anniversary of birth of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet Buxton of Belfield and Runton

April 1, 2024

April 1, 1786.  Birth of.  He was a  British abolitionist.  He is called “The Emancipator” because of his role as leader of the abolitionist Members of Parliament in the House of Commons which saw the passage of the Bill abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire.  The territories administered by The Honourable East India Company were excluded from the Bill.  Slavery was subsequently abolished in these territories under later legislation, starting with legislation by the Presidency of Fort St George (Madras), the Presidency of Fort William (Bengal) and the Presidency of Bombay.