Demerara-Essequibo

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

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

Essequibo (colony)

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The colony of Demerara-Essequibo was created on 13 August 1814 when the British combined the colonies of Demerara and Essequibo.
On 21 July 1831, Demerara-Essequibo was united with Berbice to create British Guiana with the Essequibo River as its west border, although many British settlers lived west of the Essequibo.

Berbice

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On 21 July 1831 Demerara-Esequibo united with Berbice as British Guiana.
As part of the reforms of the newly acquired colonies on the South American mainland, the British merged Berbice with Demerara-Essequibo on 21 July 1831, forming the new crown colony of British Guiana, now Guyana.

Demerara rebellion of 1823

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The Demerara rebellion of 1823 was an uprising involving more than 10,000 slaves that took place in the colony of Demerara-Essequibo (Guyana).

Benjamin D'Urban

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In 1824 he became lieutenant governor of Demerara-Essequibo, where in 1831 he carried out the amalgamation with Berbice to form British Guiana, of which he was its first governor (1831–33).

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.

Slave rebellion

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On 18 August 1823, there was a slave rebellion involving more than 10,000 slaves, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of slaves.

British Guiana

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On 21 July 1831 Demerara-Esequibo united with Berbice as British Guiana.

List of governors of British Guiana

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The office existed from 1831 when the colonies of Demerara-Essequibo (see Demerara and Essequibo (colony)) and Berbice united as British Guiana until 1966 when Guyana attained independence.

Georgetown, Guyana

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Originally, the capital of the Demerara-Essequibo colony was located on Borselen Island in the Demerara River under the administration of the Dutch.

Afro-Guyanese people

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In what is known as the Demerara rebellion of 1823 10–13,000 slaves in Demerara-Essequibo rose up against their masters.

Jan Cornelis Van den Heuvel

Van den Heuvel served until 1770 Demerara would remain mostly under Dutch rule until around 1812 when it merged into Demerara-Essequibo and was ceded to Britain by treaty between the Netherlands and Britain, becoming known as the county of British Guiana from 1838 to 1966.

History of Guyana

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In what is known as the Demerara rebellion of 1823 10–13,000 slaves in Demerara-Essequibo rose up against their oppressors.

Director (colonial)

Director
Elsewhere, the same function went by the -in principle higher- title director-general, as in Demerara-Essequibo (Dutch Guyana).

Stiver

stuiver
It was also a denomination that formed part of the currency system of Demerara-Essequibo (later British Guiana, now Guyana).

William Rough

In April 1816 he accepted Earl Bathurst's offer of the post of president of the court of justice for the united colony of Demerara and Essequibo.

Evolution of the Dutch Empire

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All three were repeatedly captured by the British, finally being ceded at the close of the Napoleonic Wars and reformed as Demerara-Essequibo and Berbice and then united as British Guiana.