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In 1753 he was made commander of the "Jamaica" sloop, and served in her on the North American station.
In 1809 it was replaced by the bitter wood or bitter ash of Jamaica, Picraena excelsa, which was found to possess similar properties and could be obtained in pieces of much larger size.
Chambers, recently reported on Jamaica tobacco as of good quality and flavour but often of a heavy nature.
In the "Juno" his gallant rescue of some shipwrecked seamen won him a vote of thanks and a sword of honour from the Jamaica assembly.
The son graduated at Yale in 1748; studied theology with his father; studied medicine at Edinburgh in 1752-1753; was ordained deacon by the bishop of Lincoln and priest by the bishop of Carlisle in 1753; was missionary in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1754-1757, and was rector in Jamaica, New York, in 1757-1766; and of St.Advertisement
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Of these eighty churches, twelve were in the United Kingdom, twenty on the continent of Europe, sixteen in North America, three in South America, ten in Asia, nine in Africa, six in Australia, two in New Zealand, one in Jamaica and one in Melanesia.
Nine of these Puritan Presbyterian churches were established on Long Island between 1640 and 1670 - one at Southampton and one at Southold (originally of the Congregational type) in 1640, one at Hempstead about 1644, one at Jamaica in 1662, and churches at Newtown and Setauket in the next half century; and three Puritan Presbyterian churches were established in Westchester county, New York, between 1677 and 1685.
Friction was increased by a contest between Gilbert Tennent and his friends, who favoured Whitefield and his revival measures, and Robert Cross (1689-1766), pastor at Jamaica in 1723-1758, and his friends.
Cromwell, however, persevered, reminding Fortescue, who was left in command, that the war was one against the" Roman Babylon,"that they were" fighting the Lord's battles "; and he sent out reinforcements under Sedgwick, offering inducements to the New Englanders to migrate to Jamaica.Advertisement
He died at Jamaica, Long Island, on the 29th of April 1827.
In Surinam the Jews were treated as British subjects; in Barbadoes, Jamaica and New York they are found as early as the first half of the 17th century.
A nominal list, with references, of the birds of the island is contained in the Handbook of Jamaica.
In 1805 Boston began the export of ice to Jamaica, a trade which was gradually extended to Cuba, to ports of the southern states, and finally to Rio de Janeiro and Calcutta (1833), declining only after the Civil War; it enabled Boston to control the American trade of Calcutta against New York throughout the entire period.
In Jamaica, on the other hand, it was reduced from 1500 to 300 acres.Advertisement
Between 1700 and the end of 1786 as many as 610,000 were transported to Jamaica alone, which had been an English possession since 1655.
Exclusive of the slaves who died before they sailed from Africa, 121% were lost during their passage to the West Indies; at Jamaica 42% died whilst in the harbours or before the sale and one-third more in the " seasoning."
In Jamaica there were in 1690, 40,000; from that year till 1820 there were imported 800,000; yet at the latter date there were only 340,000 in the island.
One cause which prevented the natural increase of population was the inequality in the numbers of the sexes; in Jamaica alone there was in 1789 an excess of 30,000 males.
Cables connect the island with Florida, Jamaica, Haiti and San Domingo, Porto Rico, the lesser Antilles, Panama, Venezuela and Brazil.Advertisement
As a result of the transfer of Jamaica to England, the population of Cuba was greatly augmented by Jamaican immigrants to about 30,000 in the middle of the 17th century.
Like the Forsteronia floribunda of Jamaica it yields rubber of good quality.
Just before, he had made a very brief tour in Jamaica and South America.
In other parts of the British empire there are some 1045 churches and mission stations (many native), South Africa, 385; Australia, 311, and Tasmania, 49; British North America, 151; British Guiana, 50, and Jamaica, 48; New Zealand, 35; India, 15; Hongkong, 1.
She died at Jamaica Plain, Boston, on the 3rd of January 1894.Advertisement
Africa also furnish good rubber, as do the Forsteronia gracilis of British Guiana and Forsteronia floribunda of Jamaica.
Jamaica quassia is imported into England in logs several feet in length and often nearly one foot in thickness, consisting of pieces of the trunk and larger branches.
In the best days of the so-called Jamaica Trains in Demerara, three-quarters of a ton of coal in addition to the megass was burned per ton of sugar made, and with this for many years planters were content, because they pointed to the fact that in the central factories, then working in Martinique and Guadeloupe, with charcoal filters and triple-effect evaporation, 750 kilos of coal in addition to the megass were consumed to make woo kilos of sugar.
In the West Indies tobacco is grown on a small scale in many of the British colonies, but only in Jamaica is there a definite industry.
His father died in 1756, when his maintenance and education were undertaken by his maternal uncle, Zachary Bayly, a wealthy merchant of Jamaica.
About 1759 Bryan went to Jamaica, and joined his uncle, who engaged a private tutor to complete his education, and when Bayly died his nephew inherited his wealth, succeeding also in 1773 to the estate of another Jamaica resident named Hume.
Edwards soon became a leading member of the colonial assembly of Jamaica, but in a few years he returned to England, and in 1782 failed to secure a seat in parliament as member for Chichester.
In Jamaica also the plant has been grown, at first amongst the cinchona trees, but more recently in new ground, as it was found to exhaust the soil.
From very early times, too, a prosperous clandestine trade was maintained with Providence, the Bahamas, and especially with Curagoa and Jamaica (after its capture by the English in 16J5).
The order Cedrelaceae (which is entirely distinct from the Conifers) includes, along with the mahoganies and other valuable timber-trees, the Jamaica and the Australian red cedars, Cedrela odorata, and C. Toona respectively.
West Indies And British Crown Colonies In Jamaica the Columbian Magazine was founded at Kingston in 1796 and ceased publication in 1800.
Two volumes were published of a New Jamaica Magazine which was started about 1798.
The Jamaica Magazine (1812-1813), the Jamaica Monthly Magazine (1844-1848), and the Victoria Quarterly (1889-1892), which contained many valuable articles on the West Indies, were other magazines.
He died at Jamaica Plain, near Boston, on the 8th of November 1893.
Hopeless of the attempt he resigned his commission and embarked for Kingston, Jamaica, in May 1814.
In 1733 he had established a press in Charleston, South Carolina, and soon after did the same in Lancaster, Pa., in New Haven, Conn., in New York, in Antigua, in Kingston, Jamaica, and in other places.
The Whig ministry had introduced a bill suspending the Constitution of Jamaica because the Assembly in that colony had refused to adopt the Prisons Act passed by the Imperial Legislature.
The exports, chiefly to the United States, include salt, sponges and sisal hemp. Grand Turk is in cable communication with Bermuda and with Kingston, Jamaica, some 420 m.
In 1799 the islands were given representation in the Bahamas Assembly, and they remained part of that colony until 1848, when on the petition of the inhabitants they were made a separate colony under the supervision of the governor of Jamaica.
This arrangement proving financially burdensome the islands were in 1873 definitely annexed to Jamaica.
Eighteen more islands are on the average as large as Jamaica; and more than a hundred are as large as the Isle of Wight."
A distinction is made between the Greater Antilles, including Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, and Porto Rico; and the Lesser Antilles, covering the remainder of the islands.
To check the Dutch and British corsairs the Barlovento (" windward ") squadron had been set up in 1635; but the British capture of Jamaica (1655) aggravated the danger to the Spanish convoys.
The next purpose of the French was to combine with the Spaniards for an attack on Jamaica.
It is stated by Darwin that the pigs which have run wild in Jamaica and New Granada have resumed this aboriginal character, and produce longitudinally striped young; these being the descendants of domestic animals introduced from Europe since the Spanish conquest, as before that time there were no true pigs in the New World.
Illicit trade with Jamaica was the basis of local prosperity in the 18th century.
Other species occur in Cuba, Jamaica and the Bahamas, while a Venezuelan species, Procapromys geayi, represents a separate genus.
In 1671 he visited Barbados, Jamaica, and the American continent, and shortly after his return in 1673 he was, as has been already noted, apprehended in Worcestershire for attending meetings that were forbidden by the law.
In 1687 he became fellow of the College of Physicians, and proceeded to Jamaica the same year as physician in the suite of the duke of Albemarle.
Santiago was occupied and plundered by French corsairs in 1553, and again by a British military force from Jamaica in 1662.
In July 1741 a British squadron from Jamaica under Admiral Edward Vernon and General Thomas Wentworth landed at Guantanamo (which they named Cumberland Bay) and during four months operated unsuccessfully against Santiago.
On the 31st of October, then commanded by Joseph Fry, a former officer of the Federal and Confederate navies, and having a crew of fifty-two (chiefly Americans and Englishmen) and 103 passengers (mostly Cubans), she was captured off Morant Bay, Jamaica, by the Spanish vessel "Tornado," and was taken to Santiago, where, after a summary XXIV.
In 1793 the see of Quebec was founded; Jamaica and Barbados followed in 1824, and Toronto and Newfoundland in 1839.
The Jamaica or calabash nutmeg is derived from Monodora Myristica, the Brazilian from Cryptocarya moschata, the Peruvian from Laurelia sempervirens, the Madagascar or clove nutmeg from Agathophyllum aromaticum, and the Californian or stinking nutmeg from Torreya Myristica.
The population of the city, probably about 3000 at the beginning of the 17th century, was doubled in the years following 1655 by the coming of Spaniards from Jamaica.
Of the second congress, also, which met at Philadelphia on the 10th of May 1775, Jay was a member; and on its behalf he prepared an address to the people of Canada and an address to the people of Jamaica and Ireland.
About the same time other Dutch farmers founded Flatlands (at first called Amersfoort), on Jamaica Bay, and a few Walloons founded Wallabout, where the navy yard now is.
The outbreak lasted four days and the volcanic dust and ashes erupted fell over a vast area, which comprised Jamaica, southern Mexico and Bogota.
At the beginning of the 10th century most of the ocean-going steamers were owned in Germany or the United States; British enterprise being chiefly represented by schooners trading from Jamaica to Bluefields and Greytown.
The first introduction into Jamaica took place in 1872, and ten years later the animal was credited with saving many thousands of pounds annually by its destruction of rats.
The guinea-fowl, however, has long been in this condition in Jamaica and St Helena, and the fowl in Hawaii and other Polynesian islands.
Returning to the true finches, the only one which can compete with the house-sparrow in the extent of its distribution by man is the goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), now established all over New Zealand, as well as in Australia, the United States and Jamaica.
Promoted to be viceadmiral of the blue, he was appointed in 1804 to the Jamaica station.
For this, the most distinguished service of his life, he received the thanks of the Jamaica assembly, with a sword of the value of a thousand guineas, the thanks of the English parliament, and the freedom of the city of London.
Sarsaparilla is grown to a small extent in Jamaica, and is occasionally exported thence to the London market in small quantities, but its orange colour and starchy bark are so different in appearance from the thin reddish-brown bark of the genuine drug, that it does not meet with a ready sale.
The Jamaica sarsaparilla of trade is collected on the Cordilleras of Chiriqui, in Panama, where the plant yielding it grows at an elevation of 4000 to 8000 ft.
Lima sarsaparilla resembles the Jamaica kind, but, the roots are of a paler brown colour.
In Honduras sarsaparilla the roots are less wrinkled, and the bark is whiter and more starchy, than in the Jamaica kind.
One of these apes, it was related, served as a sailor on board a Jamaica ship, and used to wait on the captain.
Since the cultivation of cinchona trees was commenced in Java, India, Ceylon and Jamaica, several other species, as well as varieties and hybrids cultivated in those countries, have been used.'
The movement has spread to all parts of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Jamaica, the United States of America and India.
The taking and re-taking of Tortuga by the French was always with the assistance of the roving community; and at the conquest of Jamaica the English navy had the same influence in its favour.
But the untimely death of Mansfield nipped in the bud the only rational scheme of settlement which seems at any time to have animated this wild community; and Morgan, now elected commander, swept the whole Caribbean, and from his headquarters in Jamaica led triumphant expeditions to Cuba and the mainland.
The treaty was very ill observed in Jamaica, where the governor, Thomas Modyford (1620-1679), was in close alliance with the "privateers," which was the official title of the buccaneers.
It is certain that the share per man was small, and that many of the buccaneers died of starvation while trying to return to Jamaica.
They hung doggedly along the coasts of Jamaica and Santo Domingo, but their day was nearly over.
This simple method is subject to variations in manufacture, and the addition of a small quantity of Jamaica rum, in particular, is said to much improve the flavour.
In Jamaica the planters, who had sullenly accepted the abolition of slavery, were irritated by the passage of an act of parliament intended to remedy some grave abuses in the management of the prisons of the island.
They did not even venture to renew the original Jamaica Bill.
There is more than one meaning of Jamaica discussed in the 1911 Encyclopedia.
He studied law for a time in the Inner Temple, and in 1780 returned to Jamaica.
His brother, Robert Charles Dallas (1754-1824), was born in Jamaica, and lived at various times in the West Indies, the United States, England and France.
Indeed, throughout the first half of the 18th century it was on a continuous war footing against English corsairs, making reprisals on British ships and thriving at the same time on a large contraband trade with Jamaica and other foreign colonies.
Phosphate deposits of considerable value are worked, but the principal occupation of the inhabitants is catching turtles for export to Jamaica.
The islands are governed by a commissioner, and the laws passed by the local legislative assembly are subject to the assent of the governor of Jamaica.
They were never occupied by the Spaniards and were colonized from Jamaica by the British.
More recently Maxwell Hall in Jamaica made a satisfactory determination during the months from January to March, July and October, and carefully discussed his results.
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The hotel was the epitome of British colonial elegance in Jamaica.
Today rafting trips are among the favorite amusements in Jamaica.
Later, the governors of Caribbean islands such as Jamaica paid the buccaneers to attack Spanish treasure ships and ports.
The same month he also earned a first call-up from Jamaica.
Jamaica Inn, in its isolation, provided the ideal premises for storing this contraband on its way up country.
For those planning a trip to Jamaica, the north coast is by far the best place to stay for cave exploration.
To the north west of Liskeard lies Bodmin Moor made famous by Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn.
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Thereafter she carried internees and POW's to Jamaica before proceeding to Canada where she embarked Canadian troops for the United Kingdom.
Listen to the reggae lilt of the title-track and you'll be convinced that the rhythms of Jamaica also originated in Africa.
The language here is Jamaican patois - a version of English which has developed in Jamaica.
He was captured and hung after leading the biggest slave rebellion in Jamaica's history.
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In Jamaica the bark is used to feed silkworms.
Hearing of the presence of the " Revenge ", the governor of Jamaica, sent an armed sloop to intervene.
In JAMAICA, mission work was commenced by the United Presbyterian Church in 1869, which has a synod here, with 4 presbyteries.
The commonly heard example is that of a butterfly flapping its wings in Australia and causing a typhoon in Jamaica.
On the ist of February 1898 a new cable was laid between Bermuda and Jamaica (via Turks Islands), giving an all-British line to the West Indies, with reduced charges.
He was again in Jamaica from 1787 to 1792, when he settled in England as a West India merchant, making in 1795 another futile attempt to enter parliament, on this occasion as the representative of Southampton.
Bellin, Description ge'ographique des debouquements au nord de St Dominique (1768); the Jamaica Handbook (London, yearly) and Sir C. P. Lucas, Historical Geography of the British Colonies, vol.
Thus white honeysuckle and false honeysuckle are names for the North American Azalea viscosa; Australian or heath honeysuckle is the Australian Banksia serrata, Jamaica honeysuckle, Passiflora laurifolia, dwarf honeysuckle the widely spread Cornus suecica, Virgin Mary's honeysuckle the European Pulmonaria officinalis, while West Indian honeysuckle is Tecoma capensis, and is also 'a' name applied to Desmodium.
But this state of affairs was too insecure even for these rovers, and they would speedily have succumbed had not a refuge been found for them by the fortunate conquest of Jamaica in 1655 by the navy of the English Commonwealth.
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In his efforts to suppress an uprising of the ex-slave population in Jamaica, Eyre had executed a leading revolutionary without trial.
Pre 20th Century History Jamaica has a vivid and painful history, marred since European settlement by an undercurrent of violence and tyranny.
For readers in Jamaica, however, there is Courts Jamaica Unlimited furniture store.
Courts Jamaica Unlimited is a furniture store that has been serving people all over the island of Jamaica for the last 50 years.
It has nearly 30 different locations in Jamaica and most of the furniture is made locally.
In addition to providing quality furniture to the residents of Jamaica, they have also done a lot to renovate the furniture industry in the country and employ over 1000 people across the nation.
The furniture at Courts Jamaica Unlimited includes a wide variety of styles and options.
Whether you are looking for Courts Jamaica Unlimited or CORT Furniture, you can find what you need by visiting each respective website.
However, the term was also recorded in Jamaica's Kingston newspaper, "The Gleaner," on December 18th 1999.
If you are flexible with the dates you can travel for your honeymoon, you can get reduced rates by traveling with auction travel sites like Priceline for beautiful all inclusive vacations to places like Barbados, Jamaica, and Cancun.
Sandals boasts 12 romantic couples-only resorts on the exotic beaches of the Caribbean, in Antigua, St. Lucia, Jamaica and The Bahamas.
Grand Lido Negril Jamaica Super Clubs-This all-inclusive resort boasts three award-winning Epicurean restaurants, twenty-four hour room service, and features a honeymoon yacht that was once owned by Princess Grace.
That is the current trend and whether you're getting married in a vineyard or in Jamaica, shorter is better.
On July 6, 1975, a young drug dealer gave birth to Curtis James Jackson III in South Jamaica, Queens, New York.
Sean Paul is one of these success stories, rising out of the dancehalls of Jamaica to international stardom.
Sean Paul was born Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques in Kingston, Jamaica on January 9, 1973.
With the help of mentor Don Yute and producer Jeremey Harding (who was behind Beenie Man's crossover success), Sean Paul released his first single in Jamaica in 1996.
He followed up with four more singles, Nah Get No Bly (One More Try), Deport Them, Excite Me, and Hackle Mi, all of which were hugely successful in Jamaica.
His increased success in Jamaica began to draw the attention of US musicians, especially fellow dancehall artist Mr. Vegas.
He also plans to get more involved in bringing world attention to the violence of everyday life in Jamaica, brought on by poverty and the drug trade.
The most popular cruise destinations are in the Caribbean, specifically along western routes that visit Key West, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel.
Specific port of call information about the most popular cruise ports, including Cozumel, the Bahamas, Aruba, Jamaica, Key West and more.
Itineraries vary, but ports of call include Labadee, Haiti; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico; and many more exciting destinations.
Ports of call include St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Nassau, Haiti and Jamaica.
You can also select a longer cruise to visit Falmouth, Jamaica, and Labadee, Haiti.
With an additional night on board, you may be able to choose cruises, which stop in Falmouth, Jamaica, George Town, Grand Cayman or Roatan, Honduras.
The six-day cruise departed on Sundays and took passengers through Key West, George Town, Grand Cayman and Jamaica before making the trip back to Florida.
V. gigantea, from Jamaica, is about 6 1/2 feet high, and very pleasing, with its round green stems covered with large, winged, glistening, green leaves.
Still, the sight of Swift sporting stick straight hair and blunt bangs made headlines the world over, and photos of Taylor Swift straight hair could be seen from Japan to Jamaica.
Cedella had commissioned me to make some bathing suits for Ms. Jamaica for the Miss Universe pageant, and April and I really understood each other well.
I was in Jamaica doing body painting for a calendar shoot for Penthouse and I had the opportunity to paint a Native Jamaican.
I got to paint for the Penthouse Club Calendar last year in Jamaica.
PopSugar.com posted photos of Emma wearing a black string bikini with metal ring accents while vacationing in Jamaica.
What's most notable is what was evident in the Jamaica pictures - this is a confident young woman who knows how to look good in anything, even a bikini.
This design was originally suggested by a Malibu Strings customer, who wore the suit while on vacation in Jamaica.
Its online catalogue includes images as far back as 1900 and also allows visitors to browse for film titles from Japan, South America, Europe, Jamaica, Russia, India, Scandinavia and many others.
The trend proved successful, leading other soap operas to go to Hong Kong, Jamaica, France, Italy and more over the years.
Popular destinations in the Caribbean include Aruba, Curacao, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, Jamaica, St. Lucia, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
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If you are looking to save on a family getaway to the beach, then consider staying at Beaches resort in Jamaica or Turks and Caicos.
This 40-minute workout was filmed outdoors in Jamaica, so you'll be able to enjoy beautiful scenery from the comfort of your own home.
Every Caribbean destination is so different-and even within one island-say Jamaica or Cuba-you can find such a myriad of flavors and influences.
The attack on Hispaniola, however, was a disastrous failure, and though a landing at Jamaica and the capture of the capital, Santiago de la Vega, was effected, the expedition was almost annihilated by disease; and Penn and Venables returned to England, when Cromwell threw them into the Tower.
His attack on the conduct of Governor Eyre in Jamaica was listened to, but with repugnance by the majority, although his action in this matter in and out of parliament was far from being ineffectual.
Including all unions the total is below the European proportion, but above that of Porto Rico or Jamaica in 1899.
No census was taken in the former, or in Jamaica and Barbados, in 1901.