John Barton (Quaker)

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John Barton (1755–1789) was one of the nine English Quaker members of the "Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade" set up in 1787 by William Wilberforce and two other Anglicans.[1] Their efforts ultimately led to the passing of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, 1807[2] by British Parliament on 25 March in that year. He was father of the poet Bernard Barton and the educational writer Maria Hack.