Reference Number: L0969
Date: 1797
Extent: 1 print
Materials: Paper
Provenance: No known provenance

Description: Miles Peter Andrews (1742-18 Jul 1814) was a merchant and underwriter, subscribing to Lloyd’s c.1772. He resided at Gower Street, later at Cleveland Row, London, MP for Bewdley, Worcester, 1790-1812. He was a teller against the bill to limit the slave trade, 2 May 1799 and listed as ‘adverse’ to the abolition of the slave trade, 1807. Andrews was an East India Company Director; noted playwright and the co-owner of Dartford Powder Mills. Cousin of Frederick Pigou (also a subscriber to Lloyd’s and underwriter of the Guizpucoa slave ship, 1794) and partner in the firm Pigou, Andrews and Wilks, gunpowder merchants, Throgmorton Street who supplied, amongst many others, the slave castles on the Gold Coast, Africa through the Company of Merchants Trading to Africa. This is a monochrome engraving by Ridley, of a miniature of Andrews by Philip Jean (1755-1802) and published in 1797.