As in most Caribbean countries, slavery in the British virgin Islands is an important part of the history of the region. One commenter went so far as to say: "one of the most important aspects of the history of the British virgin Islands is slavery. In , before any European settlement on the territory of the British virgin Islands, sir John Hawkins visited the Islands with a cargo of slaves bound for Hispaniola. In the Dutch settlers on Tortola were attacked by a British privateer, John Wentworth, who is recorded as capturing 67 slaves which were removed to Bermuda. This is the first record of slaves was on the island of Tortola. The first Dutch settlers also built by slaves in the port Purcell and scrub island.
The History of the British Virgin Islands (BVIs)
History in Virgin Islands | Frommer's
A collection of slavery records newly available over the Internet may help thousands of people trace their families back to Africa through St. Croix, a former slave-trading hub in the Caribbean. The records, which went online Thursday at ancestry. More than 50, enslaved Africans were taken to St.
★ Slavery in the British Virgin Islands
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Pre-Columbian inhabitants of the islands probably included the Arawak , who were displaced by the Caribs; the latter had reached the stage of stone polishing and pottery making when Christopher Columbus arrived. Croix which he called Santa Cruz , and sent a landing party ashore in search of fresh water and fruit. After a skirmish, the Caribs repulsed the Spanish. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins. In the Holy Roman emperor, Charles V Charles I of Spain , sent forces that defeated the Caribs, claimed the territory, and ordered the annihilation of the natives.