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Jamaica History


JAMAICAN HISTORY I

1494-1692
COLUMBUS TO THE DESTRUCTION OF PORT ROYAL

The recorded history of Jamaica may be roughly divided into six periods:

The first period may be said

In 1661 a Commission arrived from England formally appointing Doyley as Governor of Jamaica, and commanding him to establish a Council to assist him in the government of the colony. This Council was to be elected by the colonists.

In 1662 Lord Windsor arrived as Governor of Jamaica. He brought with him a Royal Proclamation declaring that all children born of English subjects in Jamaica should be regarded as free citizens of England. Lord Windsor retired from the Government of Jamaica within the year, and Sir Charles Lyttleton became Deputy Governor. There were then 4,205 persons in Jamaica. Santiago de Cuba was captured and looted by Admiral Myngs.

In 1663 an expedition sailed from Jamaica to attack the Spanish town of Campeche, in Central America. After some misfortunes, this effort succeeded.

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Jamaica is an island nation in the West Indies located in the Caribbean Sea. It is south of Cuba and for comparison it is just under the size of the United States' state of Connecticut. Jamaica is 145 miles (234 km) in length and 50 miles (80 km) in width at its widest point. Today, the country is a popular tourist destination and it has a native population of 2.8 million people.

History of Jamaica

The first inhabitants of Jamaica were the Arawaks from South America. In 1494, Christopher Columbus was the first European to reach and explore the island. Beginning in 1510, Spain began to inhabit the area and by that time, the Arawaks began to die off due to disease and war that came with the European settlers.

In 1655, the British arrived on Jamaica and took the island from Spain. Shortly thereafter in 1670, Britain took full formal control of Jamaica.

Capital and population

Jamaica's capital is Kingston City and their population is 2,709,300.