(The Christian Institute) — Two-hundred and fifty years since his birth, one of the men who fought to end slavery has been honoured with a memorial plaque in St. George’s Gardens in London.
Zachary Macaulay was born in Inveraray in 1768, but after getting a job in a merchant’s office in Glasgow, he spent much of his youth drinking.
Aged 16, he left Scotland for Jamaica, where he would become an overseer at a sugar plantation. There he was confronted by the reality of slavery. …
He returned to Britain in the late 1780s, when he lived with his sister Jean, and her husband, Thomas Babington. Babington was an evangelical Christian, and though Macaulay had been brought up in a church-going home, it was Babington who brought the young Scot to Christ.
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