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Barbados Historical Time Line, 1511 - 1876

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:45 pm
by bimjim
Barbados Historical Time Line
From http://creolelinks.com/

1511
King Ferdinand of Spain authorised the taking of slaves from Barbados

1536
Portuguese visits

1605
First English vessel landed at Holetown

1627
Settlement by English

1636
Resolution of Barbados Council that Negroes and Indians should be life-long slaves

1637
Pequot War in N. America. Beginning of expulsion to Barbados and enslavement of Native Americans

1638
Census of Landowners of more than 10 acres

1642
Beginning of cane sugar cultivation.

1647
Report of a plague

1648
Scottish prisoners of war sent to Barbados. Conspiracy of indentured servants to rebel

1649
Irish prisoners of war sent to Barbados

1654
Jewish synagogue built

1655
The Quaker Mission. Report of Irish servants and black slaves escaping bondage to the Thickets.

1662
Trade in Barbados slaves to Spanish merchants revealed

1664
Society of Barbados Adventurers organised to explore and settle colonies in North America

1671
Removal of Native Americans from the Carolinas and Eastern Seaboard to Barbados and other islands

1672
Royal African Company formed to enter the slave market

1675
Wampanoag War captives. Great hurricane August 31

1680
Census of landowners with number of their servants and slaves

1682
Report of Governor of Spanish Florida concerning removal of Natives & Mestizos to Barbados

1685
Monmouth Rebellion: captives barbadosed.

1689
Barbadian expansion to the Leeward Islands under Sir Timothy Thornhill

1710
The Codrington Trust. Christopher Codrington’s Wish for education of his slaves

1715
Census of white inhabitants

1739
Act of Parliament February 27 allowing slaves to give evidence against Free Negroes, Indians and Mulattoes.

1751
Visit of George Washington

1780
Oct. 10: a dreadful hurricane

1783
Act of January 22 for maintenance and support of manumitted Negroes, Indians or Mulattoes

1799
October 14: Freedmen appeal for right to testify and protection under the law

1816
Slave revolt

1830
July 15: Free Coloured Petition for full civil rights

1831
June 9, Brown Privilege Bill passed with discriminatory qualifications allowing elite free coloured to vote.
August 11: a great hurricane

1834
Apprenticeship of slaves

1838
Emancipation of slaves

1843
Free coloured liberal, Samuel Jackman Prescod, elected to Parliament

1863
Barbadian migration to British Guiana

1876
Confederation riots