Hans Sloane

Hans Sloane (1660 - 1753)

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Sir Hans Sloane
Born in Killyleagh, County Down, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1695 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Chelsea, London, Englandmap
Profile last modified 21 Feb 2020 | Created 19 Aug 2016
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Hans Sloane born in 1660, son of Alexander, a tax collector for the Hamilton family and Sarah (Hickes) Sloane. [1]

Hans married in 1695 to Elizabeth Langley, daughter of John Langley and widow of Fulk Rose of Jamaica.

Children: 1 son and 3 daughters.

In 1707 Sloane listed the variety of punishments inflicted on slaves in Jamaica. For rebellion, slaves were usually punished "by nailing them down to the ground... and then applying the fire by degrees from the feet and hands, burning them gradually up to the head, whereby their pains are extravagant." For lesser crimes, castration or mutilation ("chopping off half the foot") was the norm. And as for negligence, slaves "are usually whipt... after they are whipt till they are raw, some put on their skins pepper and salt to make them smart; at other times their masters will drip melted wax on their skins, and use very exquisite torments." [2]


  1. "Irish Innovators in Science and Technology" edited by Charles Mollan, William Davis and Brendan Finucane publ 2002
  2. Wikipedia entry for Hans Sloane

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