Gustavus (Equiano) Vassa

Olaudah (Equiano) Vassa (abt. 1745 - 1797)

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Olaudah (Gustavus) Vassa formerly Equiano
Born about in Igbolandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in St Andrew's Church, Soham, Cambridgeshiremap
Died in Paddington Street, Middlesex, Englandmap
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Olaudah Equiano a.k.a. Gustavus Vassa


m. Susannah Cullen (d. 21 Feb 1796) 07 Apr 1792 St Andrew's Church, Soham, Cambridgeshire. Issue:

  • Anna Maria (1793–1797)
  • Joanna (1795–1857; sole heir) m. Rev. Henry Bromley


  • James Walvin, ‘Equiano, Olaudah (c.1745–1797)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2006 accessed 16 Oct 2017
  • "In memory of the Writer and Abolitionist Gustavus Vassa (Olaudah Equiano) 'The African' and his wife, Susanna Cullen who were married on 7th April 1792" Plaque in St Andrew, Soham.

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Olaudah Equiano (a.k.a Gustavus Vassa)
Olaudah Equiano (a.k.a Gustavus Vassa)


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