TIMELINE

... towns/cities with earliest documented start dates, and other useful info

 

 

1544 London View
1562 African slaves to Spanish-owned Hispaniola
1576 African slaves to Brazil
1612 Bristol View
1617 Ipswich View
1617 Ledger for Wm Blois of Ipswich - shipping and refining View
1627 African slaves to English-owned Barbados
1645 Chester View
1653 Exeter View
1658 Hull View
1663 Plymouth View
1667 Glasgow View
1673 Liverpool View
1678 Belfast View
1680 York View
1684 Lancaster View
1707 Newcastle upon Tyne View
1707 Act of Union (Great Britain formed)
1712 Whitehaven View
1714 George I - Britain's first Hanoverian king
1716 Dublin View
1717 Cork View
1722 Gloucester View
1737 Sheffield View
1740 Southampton View
1752 Edinburgh/Leith View
1754 Stockton on Tees View
1758 Refining books for Christian Tielhen of Leman St London - refiner View
1760 Industrial Revolution begins
1762 Londonderry View
1765 Greenock View
1767 Dundee View
1770 Deptford View
1772 Ayr View
1772 Manchester View
1776 Aberdeen View
1771 Ledger for Lodge & Fendall of Gt St Helens London - brokers View
1778 Warrington View
1782 Phoenix Fire Office established by sugar refiners View
1807 Bill passed in Britain to abolish transatlantic slave trade
1808 Wakefield View
1813 Edward Charles Howard patented the vacuum pan
1834 Britain finally abolished the slave trade by Act of Parliament
1837 Queen Victoria to the throne
1844 Goole View
1849 Preston View
1855 Earlstown View
1864 Newcastle under Lyne View
1864 Silvertown, Essex 1864 Duncan, 1878 Tate, 1881 Lyle View
1875 Tate's began cube sugar production
1885 Lyle's began Golden Syrup production
1921 Tate & Lyle founded
2010 Tate & Lyle sold to American Sugars for £211m
 

 

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