Cesar Picton
(1755-1836)

Died aged c. 81

Cesar Picton (c. 1755 Senegal? – 1836 Thames Ditton, Surrey) was presumably enslaved in Africa by the time he was about six years old. He was bought and brought to England by an English army officer who had been in Senegal, and in 1761 was "presented" as a servant to Sir John Phillips, a Baronet living in Norbiton near Kingston upon Thames in Surrey. He later became a wealthy coal merchant in Kingston.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Photo of Cesar Picton blue plaque
Colin Smith on Geograph
Photo of Cesar Picton black plaque
Nick Harrison on Flickr

Cesar Picton Who was brought to Britain from Senegal in 1761 aged six and became a wealthy coal merchant in Kingston lived here 1816–1836

Picton House, High Street, Thames Ditton, United Kingdom where he lived (1815-1835)

Cesar Picton c.1755-1836 a native of Senegal, West Coast of Africa. Brought to England in 1761 as a servant to Sir John Philipps of Norbiton, Kingston upon Thames. Later a coal merchant and gentleman lived here 1788-1807

52 High Street, Kingston, London, United Kingdom where he lived (1787-1806)