Name Change of Murray Hill & Murray Street

Name Change of Murray Hill & Murray Street

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SHERRI DARLENE started this petition to City of Niagara Falls and

This is a petition to have both Murray Hill & Murray Street renamed.

John Murray, owned 3, plantations in which he enslaved over 500,ppl in Demerara Essequibo (today known as Guyana). He arrived in Niagara in 1833 drenched in the blood of over 200,enslaved ppl massacred under his direct order.

John's plantations were particularly known for extensive violence & brutality inflicted on those he enslaved. In 1823 Murray, received a letter from the British Colonial Secretary to immediately 'ameliorate' conditions on his plantations, Murray refused. 

His refusal caused the 1823,Demerara Insurrection, under direct authority of Murray more than 500,enslaved women & men were killed. This included the 200, mascaraed another 200, were killed during suppression operations. Murray also established a court martial in which 50 (to) 100 ppl were hanged on the gallows their heads put on spikes.

Between 1835 & 1836, Murray received compensation from the British government for more than 540 enslaved ppl he 'owned' in todays money that is more than $130 million Canadian dollars. He invested in projects and built his home in Niagara Falls.  

 

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