1800-1859 | Barbados | Battlefield butchery | Executions | Massacres | Slavery

British militia massacre hundreds of Barbadian slaves

14 April 1816 On Easter Sunday, 14 April 1816, the slaves of Barbados rose up against their British masters.   It took four days for soldiers to suppress the insurrection, which had been caused, according to one Barbados resident, because  ‘the poor deluded negroes took it into their heads that they were so far emancipated by…

1500-1799 | Barbados | Slavery

4 AUGUST

NEW EAGLE OF LIVERPOOL ‘ARRIVED AT BARBADOS… BURIED HALF HER SLAVES’ [ 4 August 1760 ] On 4 August 1760, at the very bottom of a long paragraph listing the latest news of ship movements and arrivals, the Aberdeen Press and Journal, mentioned briefly that ‘the New Eagle of Liverpool, from Africa bound to Jamaica,…