The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1 Scottish and northern English: nickname meaning ‘bones’. Compare Bain 2.2 Scottish: reduced form of McBane , with English patronymic -s.3 English, of Welsh origin: Anglicized form of Welsh ab Einws ‘son of Einws’, a pet form of the personal name Einon ( see Eynon ).