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ladyzuberi Tacky's Rebellion

People from the '#GoldCoast' (modern-day #Ghana) – #Akan, #Ashanti and #Coromanti – were often at the forefront of #slave #revolts in #Jamaica during the 17th and 18th centuries. About 300 of them revolted in the parish of St Ann in 1673. In the parish of Clarendon 17 years later, 400 Coromanti burned down #Sutton's estate and fled to the hills. In #1745, Akan-born slaves revolted in the south-eastern parish of #StThomas.

The rebellion begins

The most important #SlaveRevolts in #Jamaica's history occurred in 1760 following 20 years of relative peace under treaties between the #British and the #maroons. They first broke out on Tuesday, April 8th at a #plantation in the northern #parish of #StMary. These first #rebels were believed to comprise upwards of one hundred #Africans from the Gold Coast, newly #imported, and their leader was a Coromanti man (of the Akan people) known as #Tacky.
The speed of the initial assault enabled the rebels to overpower British forces at #FortHaldane at #PortMaria where they obtained arms and ammunition. They moved on to overrun the plantations at #HeywoodHall and #Esher. By dawn the following morning, hundreds strong, they had fought their way inland, capturing estates and killing European settlers where they found them.

The maroons assist the British (No more cooning)

When, two days later, the lieutenant governor of Jamaica received news of the destruction, he dispatched a detachment from the 74th #WestIndia Regiment and another from the 49th, together with three companies of maroons from #NannyTown, #CrawfordTown and #ScottsHall.
Under the terms of their peace treaty, the maroons were obliged to assist the British in the suppression of uprisings and the recapture of runaways. In addition to rewards for every rebel killed or captured, they were also paid 7 pence and 1 half-penny per day. Their officers received 2 shillings and 6 #pence.

Tracked down and killed

Tacky's campaign spurred on uprisings on estates in the parishes of Westmoreland, St John, St Thomas in the East, Clarendon and St Dorothy's. These revolts would not be quelled for several months.
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