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Governor Of Jamaica
This is a list of viceroys in Jamaica
Jamaica
from its initial occupation by Spain
Spain
in 1509, to its independence from the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in 1962. For a list of viceroys in Jamaica
Jamaica
after independence, see Governor-General of Jamaica
Jamaica

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Alcades
ALCALDE (/ælˈkældi/ ; Spanish: ), or ALCALDE ORDINARIO, is the traditional Spanish municipal magistrate, who had both judicial and administrative functions. An alcalde was, in the absence of a corregidor , the presiding officer of the Castilian cabildo (the municipal council) and judge of first instance of a town. Alcaldes were elected annually, without the right to reelection for two or three years, by the regidores (council members) of the municipal council. The office of the alcalde was signified by a staff of office , which they were to take with them when doing their business. A woman who holds the office is termed an Alcaldesa (Catalan : Alcaldessa). Additionally, alcalde was a title given to Indian officials inside the Spanish missions, who performed a large variety of duties for the Franciscan missionaries
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Hernán Manrique De Rojas
HERNANDO DE MANRIQUE DE ROJAS was a Spanish colonial governor of the Colony of Santiago (Jamaica) c.1575. In late 1562 he commanded Spanish forces sent to destroy Charlesfort , a French fort at Port Royal , South Carolina . This fort had been abandoned after its leader Jean Ribault had returned to France to obtain supplies and had been delayed there by the outbreak of another phase of the French Wars of Religion . The Spanish, however, wanted to make it harder for the French to return. Manrique de Rojas also explored the coasts of what is today the Eastern United States. SEE ALSO * Colony of Santiago (Jamaica) * List of Governors of Jamaica SOURCES * Tebeau, Charlton W., A History of Florida. (Coral Cables, Florida: University of Miami Press, 1971) p. 29 * Woodbury Lowery. The Spanish Settlements within the Present Limits of the United States. This Jamaican biographical article is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Pedro Cano
PEDRO CANO (June 19, 1920 – June 24, 1952) is a World War II veteran who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat near Schevenhütte, Germany in December 1944. Cano was born in La Morita, Nuevo Leon , Mexico . He moved to the United States into the small community of Edinburg, Texas when he was 2 months old. There he served as a farm laborer until he volunteered to serve in the Army during World War II . As a private, he was deployed to the European theater to serve with the 4th Infantry Division where he engaged in battles both in France and in Germany. He exhibited extraordinary courage and valor in battle and later sustained injuries that left him permanently disabled. He returned to South Texas to join his wife and children and resumed his work as a farm laborer. Private Cano received two Bronze Star medals, a Purple Heart , and a Distinguished Service Cross . On March 18, 2014, the Distinguished Service Cross was upgraded to the Medal of Honor
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Juan Ramírez De Arellano
JUAN RAMíREZ DE ARELLANO (1725–1782) was a Spanish Baroque painter. Ramírez was a member of a family of artists from Aragon . He was the son of the sculptor Juan Ramírez Mejandre , and brother of sculptor José Ramírez de Arellano , who helped in the colors of some of his works for churches in Zaragoza . He first trained with José Luzán and later moved to Madrid with his countryman, Pablo Pernicharo . His works also show an influence of Corrado Giaquinto . Among the few known works by his hand, include the Virgin and Child with St. Anne (National Museum of Romanticism and sketch in the Museo del Prado ) which, despite being signed J. Ra z, was claimed in the past the young Francisco Goya
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Admiral Sir William Penn
SIR WILLIAM PENN (23 April 1621 – 16 September 1670) was an English admiral and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1670. He was the father of William Penn , founder of the Province of Pennsylvania . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 Naval career * 2.2 Political career * 2.3 Legacy * 3 Personal life * 4 References * 5 Sources * 6 Further reading * 7 External links EARLY LIFEPenn was born in St. Thomas Parish, Bristol to Giles Penn and Joan Gilbert. He served his apprenticeship at sea with his father. CAREERNAVAL CAREERIn the First English Civil War of 1642–1646, he fought on the side of the parliament , and commanded a ship in the squadron maintained against the king in the Irish seas. The service was arduous and called for both energy and good seamanship. In 1648, he was arrested and sent to London, but was soon released, and sent back as rear-admiral in the Assurance
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William Penn (Royal Navy Officer)
SIR WILLIAM PENN (23 April 1621 – 16 September 1670) was an English admiral and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1670. He was the father of William Penn , founder of the Province of Pennsylvania . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 Naval career * 2.2 Political career * 2.3 Legacy * 3 Personal life * 4 References * 5 Sources * 6 Further reading * 7 External links EARLY LIFEPenn was born in St. Thomas Parish, Bristol to Giles Penn and Joan Gilbert. He served his apprenticeship at sea with his father. CAREERNAVAL CAREERIn the First English Civil War of 1642–1646, he fought on the side of the parliament , and commanded a ship in the squadron maintained against the king in the Irish seas. The service was arduous and called for both energy and good seamanship. In 1648, he was arrested and sent to London, but was soon released, and sent back as rear-admiral in the Assurance
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Robert Venables
ROBERT VENABLES (ca. 1613–1687), was a soldier during the English Civil War and noted angler . Venables was a lieutenant-colonel in the parliamentary army and was wounded at the siege of Chester in 1645. He was appointed governor of Liverpool in 1648 and then served with success in Ireland from 1649 until 1654. Venables was sent as joint commander with Admiral William Penn on the Caribbean expedition against the Spanish in the West Indies in 1654. The English forces were routed at the Siege of Santo Domingo in 1655, but managed to successfully take the Spanish colony of Jamaica for England later in the same year. On his return to England he was sent to the Tower of London for failing to wrest the larger prize of Hispaniola from Spanish control, and cashiered in October the same year. Venables was briefly appointed governor of Chester in 1660. After the Restoration he bought the estate of Wincham, retired from public life, and remained a nonconformist
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Treaty Of Madrid (1670)
The TREATY OF MADRID (also known as the GODOLPHIN TREATY) adopted in 1670 was a treaty between England and Spain . The original language of the treaty is Latin. Its complete English title is: "A treaty for the composing of differences, restraining of depredations, and establishing of peace in America, between the crowns of Great Britain and Spain, concluded at Madrid the 8/18 day of July, in the year of our Lord 1670." The treaty was signed and sealed by Gaspar de Bracamonte , count of Peñaranda , and William Godolphin , Envoy Extraordinary of England to Spain. Under the terms of the treaty, Spain recognized English possessions in the Caribbean Sea : "all those lands, islands, colonies and places whatsoever situated in the West Indies ." Spain confirmed England was to hold all territories in the Western Hemisphere that it had already settled; however the treaty did not define what areas were settled
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Juan De Esquivel
JUAN DE ESQUIVEL was born in Seville
Seville
, Spain and died in Jamaica
Jamaica
in 1513. He conquered the island of Jamaica, as well as the island of Hispaniola
Hispaniola
for the Spanish Crown
Spanish Crown
. Esquivel accompanied Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
in his second trip to the American continent in 1493 and participated in the conquest and colonization of the isle of Hispaniola
Hispaniola
, where he stayed for a long time. Friar Bartolomé de las Casas
Bartolomé de las Casas
wrote Spanish authorities about his conduct during the Higüey massacre of 1502. In 1509, Diego Colon
Diego Colon
sent Juan on an expedition to Jamaica
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the UK includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea
North Sea
to its east, the English Channel
English Channel
to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world
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Spain
Coordinates : 40°N 4°W / 40°N 4°W / 40; -4 Kingdom of Spain Reino de España (Spanish ) 6 other official names * ARAGONESE : Reino d'Espanya ASTURIAN : Reinu d'España BASQUE : Espainiako Erresuma CATALAN : Regne d'Espanya GALICIAN : Reino de España OCCITAN : Reiaume d'Espanha Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Plus Ultra " (Latin ) "Further Beyond" ANTHEM: " Marcha Real " (Spanish ) "Royal March" Location of Spain
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Jamaica
JAMAICA (/dʒəˈmeɪkə/ ( listen )) is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea
Caribbean Sea
. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles
Greater Antilles
and the fourth-largest island country in the Caribbean
Caribbean
. Jamaica
Jamaica
lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba
Cuba
, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola
Hispaniola
(the island containing the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
). Previously inhabited by the indigenous Arawak
Arawak
and Taíno
Taíno
peoples, the island came under Spanish rule following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494
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Governor-General Of Jamaica
King\'s House (Government House) APPOINTER Monarch of Jamaica
Jamaica
TERM LENGTH At Her Majesty\'s pleasure FORMATION 6 August 1962 FIRST HOLDER Sir Kenneth Blackburne WEBSITE www.kingshouse.gov.jm JAMAICA This article is part of a series on the politics and government of
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Christopher Columbus
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (Italian : Cristoforo Colombo; c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa
Genoa
, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain
Spain
he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Those voyages and his efforts to establish settlements on the island of Hispaniola
Hispaniola
initiated the permanent European colonization of the New World . At a time when European kingdoms were beginning to establish new trade routes and colonies, motivated by imperialism and economic competition , Columbus proposed to reach the East Indies (South and Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
) by sailing westward. This eventually received the support of the Spanish Crown, which saw a chance to enter the spice trade with Asia
Asia
through this new route
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Spanish Town
SPANISH TOWN is the capital and the largest town in the parish of St. Catherine in the historic county of Middlesex , Jamaica
Jamaica
. It was the Spanish and British capital of Jamaica
Jamaica
from 1534 until 1872. The town is home to numerous memorials, the national archives, and one of the oldest Anglican churches outside England (the others are in Virginia
Virginia
, Maryland
Maryland
and Bermuda
Bermuda
). CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Points of interest * 2.1 Old Iron Bridge * 3 Today * 4 Government and infrastructure * 5 Transport * 5.1 Roads * 5.2 Rail * 6 Famous residents * 7 Notable incidents * 8 In popular culture * 9 References * 10 Other sources HISTORY This section DOES NOT CITE ANY SOURCES . Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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