Demerara

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Demerara (Demerary) is a historical region in the Guianas on the north coast of South America which is now part of the country of Guyana.wikipedia
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The Guianas

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Demerara (Demerary) is a historical region in the Guianas on the north coast of South America which is now part of the country of Guyana.
The area east of the existing Essequibo colony, known as Demerara, was relatively isolated and encompassed the trading areas of just a few indigenous tribes, thus it contained only two trading outposts during Gelskerke’s term of office.

British Guiana

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It was a Dutch colony until 1815 and a county of British Guiana from 1838 to 1966. On 21 July 1831, Demerara-Essequibo united with Berbice as British Guiana, now Guyana.
The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle there, starting in the early 17th century, when they founded the colonies of Essequibo and Berbice, adding Demerara in the mid-18th century.

Guyana

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Demerara (Demerary) is a historical region in the Guianas on the north coast of South America which is now part of the country of Guyana. On 21 July 1831, Demerara-Essequibo united with Berbice as British Guiana, now Guyana.
Although Christopher Columbus was the first European to sight Guyana during his third voyage (in 1498), and Sir Walter Raleigh wrote an account in 1596, the Dutch were the first Europeans to establish colonies: Essequibo (1616), Berbice (1627), and Demerara (1752).

Demerara-Essequibo

Demerara and Essequibo
On 13 August 1814, the British combined the colonies of Demerara and Essequibo into the colony of Demerara-Essequibo.
The colony of Demerara-Essequibo was created on 13 August 1814 when the British combined the colonies of Demerara and Essequibo.

Berbice

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On 21 July 1831, Demerara-Essequibo united with Berbice as British Guiana, now Guyana.
After having been ceded to the United Kingdom in the latter year, it was merged with Essequibo and Demerara to form the colony of British Guiana in 1831.

Capture of Demerara and Essequibo

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In 1782 the French took possession of the whole of the Dutch settlements, compelling Gov. Robert Kingston to surrender.
In 1781, Admiral Lord Rodney sent two sloops from his fleet at Sint Eustatius to take possession of the Dutch colonies of Essequibo and Demerara.

James Douglas (governor)

James DouglasSir James DouglasGovernor James Douglas
Douglas was born in 1803 in Demerara (later part of Guyana).

Demerara rebellion of 1823

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Large slave rebellions broke out in West Demerara in 1795 and on the East Coast of Demerara in 1823.
Demerara was first colonised by the Dutch in the 17th century under the auspices of the Dutch West India Company (DWIC).

Essequibo (colony)

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On 13 August 1814, the British combined the colonies of Demerara and Essequibo into the colony of Demerara-Essequibo. In 1745, Demerara was separated from Essequibo.
Essequibo became official British territory on 13 August 1814 as part of the Treaty of London and was merged with the colony of Demerara.

John Edmonstone

John Edmonstone was a black enslaved man probably born in Demerara, British Guiana (present day Guyana, South America), who later gained his freedom.

Jan Cornelis Van den Heuvel

Baron Jan Cornelis van den Heuvel (December 23, 1742 – May 6, 1826) was a Dutch born plantation owner and politician who served as governor of the Dutch province of Demerara from 1765 to 1770 and later became a merchant in New York City with the Dutch West India Company.

Demerara-Mahaica

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historical Demerara is part of (and the name is used in) the Guyanese administrative regions of Demerara-Mahaica, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, and Upper Demerara-Berbice.

Demerara River

Demerara Demerara River, GuyanaRiver Demerara
It was located about the lower courses of the Demerara River, and its main town was Georgetown.
Borselem was once the location of the Dutch capital of Demerara.

Dutch colonization of the Americas

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It was a Dutch colony until 1815 and a county of British Guiana from 1838 to 1966.
The Netherlands ceded the colonies of Essequibo, Demerara, and Berbice to Britain in 1814.

Joseph Ketley

Rev. Joseph Ketley
The Rev. Joseph Ketley (1802-1875) was a mid-nineteenth century Congregational missionary and abolitionist in Guyana, the former British colony of British Guiana which was known as Demerara and Essequibo at the time when his mission was established.

Hugh Lyle Carmichael

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He was Lieutenant Governor of Demerara from 1812 until his death the following year.

Roger Harper

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17 March 1963, Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana) is a former West Indies cricketer turned coach, who played both Test and ODI cricket for the West Indies.

History of Guyana

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Demerara, situated between Essequibo and Berbice, was settled in 1741 and emerged in 1773 as a separate colony under direct control of the Dutch West India Company.

Banknotes of Demerary and Essequibo

Banknotes of Demarary and EssequiboPortuguese Johannes coins
Dating back to at least 1798, the main unit of monetary exchange in the colonies of Demerara and Essequibo was the Portuguese gold Johannes coin which were valued at 22 Dutch guilders.

Quamina

Quamina Gladstone
Quamina was a carpenter who lived and worked on the "Success" plantation in Demerara.

Pierre Louis de Saffon

Pierre Louis de Saffon (1724, France – August 1784, Demerara) was a French duellist who escaped to exile in the Dutch colony of Demerara, now in Guyana, only to later become a wealthy land owner.

John Murray (colonial administrator)

John Murray
His son, Lieutenant General John Murray, was Governor of Demerara from 1813 to 1814 and then for Demerara-Essequibo from 1814 to 1824.

South America

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Demerara (Demerary) is a historical region in the Guianas on the north coast of South America which is now part of the country of Guyana.

Georgetown, Guyana

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It was located about the lower courses of the Demerara River, and its main town was Georgetown.