This exhibition about William Cuffay and Chatham features resources from Medway Archives Centre.

In July 1870 William Cuffay died in Hobart, Tasmania Australia. He was 82 year old, a tailor by trade and was born in Chatham.

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Archive marriage certificate of Chatham Cuffay and Juliana Fox
Old image of Chatham Dockyard
Os map showing tailor shop in Chatham
Ann Juliana Cuffay Gillingham 1826 baptism
Extract from the Illustrated London news 1848
Extract from the Illustrated London news 1848

More resources

If you’d like to find out more about William Cuffay and other black people in Medway we have some additional resources for you to explore at Medway Archives Centre. Email us at

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