A report on William Smith (surveyor)

English surveyor employed by the Royal African Company in 1726 to survey their castles in West Africa.

- William Smith (surveyor)

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Fort Tantumquery

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Military structure designed to facilitate the slave trade.

Military structure designed to facilitate the slave trade.

In 1727 William Smith surveyed it after the RAC had appointed him to review their castles in Africa following disturbing reports that they were unprofitable.

Engraving by Jacobus van der Schley of view from the South West, 1727, from sketch by William Smith

Fort Winneba

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Slave fort designed to facilitate the slave trade.

Slave fort designed to facilitate the slave trade.

Engraving by Jacobus van der Schley of view from the South West, 1727, from sketch by William Smith
Fort Winneba in the 1890s

The fort was surveyed in 1727 by William Smith, who had been appointed to review their castles in Africa following disturbing reports that they were unprofitable.