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Nicholas Owen
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Date of Birth: First part of the 18th century, possibly 1720s or 1730s

Place of Birth: Ireland (location unknown)

Date of Death: 26 March 1759

Place of Death: Sherbro Estuary, Sierra Leone


Nicholas Owen was an Irish trader who, from 1754 until his death in 1759, lived in the Sherbro Estuary (along the Bum-Kittam and Jong rivers), in present-day Sierra Leone. He was raised in a well-to-do Irish family,…

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Frederiks, Martha, “Nicholas Owen”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <>

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