A Relation of the Late Intended Settlement of the Islands of St. Lucia and St. Vincent, in America: in Right of the Duke of Montagu, and Under His Grace's Direction and Orders, in the Year 1722


Britain and France vied for control of the island of Saint Lucia throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. In 1722, the British government of King George I granted the island, along with the island of Saint Vincent, to the Duke of Montagu. The duke appointed Nathaniel Uring, a merchant sea captain and adventurer, as deputy-governor of his new lands and sent Uring with a large flotilla to colonize the island. After a stop in Barbados, Uring arrived on Saint Lucia in December 1722, where he established a settlement at Petit Carenage. The French, who were established on nearby Martinique, demanded that Uring withdraw and threatened to land troops if he failed to do so. Unable to secure backing from British warships in the region, Uring and his settlers evacuated the island. This book, published in 1725 and effusively dedicated to the Duke of Montagu, is Uring’s account of the events of 1722. The first chapter (after page 4) contains an interesting chart listing the seven ships under Uring’s command, the size and composition of their crews, and the supplies they carried.

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Printed for J. Peele, London


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A relation of the late intended settlement of the islands of St. Lucia and St. Vincent, in America; in right of the Duke of Montagu, and orders, in the year 1722

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135 pages : maps ; 20 centimeters

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