The following excerpt is from an article posted August 4, 2016 at the royalgazette.com website. It details information about Samuel Toddings, who was a prominent Bermuda journalist with slave ancestry. The website where the information is now posted also has numerous other Bermuda biographies.
Fresh historical research has revealed that one of Bermuda’s prominent journalists was also a direct descendant of ex-slaves.
Samuel Seward “S.S.” Toddings, publisher and editor of the Colonist newspaper from 1869 to 1911, and founder of the Mid-Ocean News in 1911, had both a mother and grandmother who were once enslaved.
The details was uncovered by Meredith Ebbin, the founder of the site bermudabiographies.bm, with research by LeYoni Junos. Ms Ebbin has posted the full story online.
This website has many excellent biographies posted for Bermuda people. Try searching for your Bermuda by clicking here and checking out the index – or by using the search box.