Rushton, Edward (M)

b. 13 November 1756. d. 22 November 1814. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Working-class poet, sailor, abolitionist. Born in Liverpool. Apprenticed on a slave-ship at the age of eleven, which made him an abolitionist. Became blind in 1773, although his sight returned following an operation in 1807. Married Isabelle Raine in 1784. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Ode to Blindness 1840-12-26 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5244