HRS 809 Lancaster, Sunderland Point, "Sambo's grave"
A supposed grave is marked out on the west side of Sunderland Point. "It is said that "Samboo" sic came into Sunderland Point with his Master on board a sailing ship. Whether he was a slave or not is unclear, but local tradition has it that he died at Sunderland Point and was buried close to the sea. The grave is still there and bears the inscription "Here lies poor Sambo. A faithful negro who attending his master from the West Indies, died on his arrival at Sunderland". 1796 (Ghost, Traditions & Legends of Lancashire, Ken Howarth 1993 Sigma) The people of Lancashire and many tourists have taken the story to heart and the grave is still maintained to this day.
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Keywords:1796, death, graves, lancashire, lancaster, legends, morecambe bay, sambo, sambo's grave, slavery, slaves, sunderland point, traditions