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In this post I will continue my story on a woman named Mary Hornchurch Lloyd. She lived from 1795 - 1865. Whilst Mary was in Birmingham, she started an organisation to assist deaf-mutes with Lucy Townsend. Mary continued as Honorary secretary of the Birmingham Ladies Society for the Relief of Negro Slaves or the Female Society of Birmingham when Lucy resigned after she moved to Thorpe in 1836. Mary later became the treasurer. In 1841 she became a minister in the Society of Friends and this required her to speak and travel around England.
For many years these anti-slavery organisations, that were run by women, were dismisssed as of marginal interest, but recent research has revealed that these groups had a distinct and national impact. These organisations were frequently more radical and they introduced new methods of raising awareness and pressure. These organisations organised campaigns to not purchase sugar and other products of slaves.
Mary died in Wood Green in 1865.