Three printed and signed documents two regarding British forces in the Windward and Leeward Charibbee (Caribbean) islands 1808, & 1817 and One in 1815, Mauritius, East Africa
Date Published: 1808 to 1817
Binding: No binding
#1) 1808 pay document, by Deputy paymaster with his majesty's forces in Windward and Leeward Charibbee Islands for A. Campbell, Aide de Campe for General Dalrymple, 1808 signed by A. Campbell
#2) 1808 partial pay document, by paymaster with his majesty's forces signed by Smith Detuty paymaster.
Windward and Leeward Charibbee Islands (Windward and Leeward Caribbean Islands)
When the British gained control of many of the Lesser Antilles, they designated Antigua, Montserrat and the islands to the north as the "Leeward Islands". Guadeloupe and the islands to the south were designated as the "Windward Islands". Later on, all islands north of Martinique became known as the Leeward Islands.
The Leeward Islands became a British colony in 1671. In 1699, prior to the War of the Spanish Succession, Christopher Codrington became the governor of the Leeward Islands. The war lasted from 1701 to 1714. Daniel Parke II was the British governor of the Leeward Islands from 1706 to 1710. He was assassinated during a mutiny triggered by his self-enriching enforcement of Stuart imperialism.
Although comparatively much smaller than the surrounding islands in the Caribbean, the Leeward Islands posed the most significant (though decidedly less severe in comparison to mainland North American colonies) rebellion to the British Stamp Act.
In 1816 the colony was dissolved until it was re-established in 1833
#3) 1815 pay document, by Warrant Deputy paymaster with his majesty's forces in Mauritius, (East Africa), 1815 signed A. Campbell, General
In 1810, the island was seized by Great Britain, and four years later France ceded Mauritius and its dependencies to Britain. As a British colony, Mauritius included Rodrigues, Agaléga, St. Brandon, Tromelin, the Chagos Archipelago, and, until 1906. Mauritius remained a primarily plantation-based colony of the United Kingdom until independence in 1968
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