Providence Island

Providence Island may refer to:

  • Providencia Island, part of the Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina in Colombia, which was settled by the Providence Island Company
  • Providence Island colony, the English settlement on this island
  • Providence Atoll in Seychelles
  • Providence Island, one of the roughly 80 islands of Lake Champlain in North America

Other articles related to "providence island, island, islands":

Archipelago Of San Andrés, Providencia And Santa Catalina - History
... In 1630, Providence Island was settled by English Puritans, under the aegis of the Providence Island Company ... These Puritans decided to settle this promising tropical island rather than cold, rocky New England, but the Providence Island colony did not succeed in the same way ... In 1670, English buccaneers led by Henry Morgan took over the islands ...
William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye And Sele - Colonist - Providence Island
... For more details on this topic, see Providence Island Company ... Pym, and others from the group of Puritan entrepreneurs, a company for the settlement of the Providence Island colony on what is now Isla de Providencia in the Caribbean Sea, part of the Archipelago of ...
Daniel Elfrith - Biography
... caravel full of grain for the starving island colonists ... and with her a number of negros" when he arrived in the island later that year ... Captain Sussex Camock of the bark Somer Ilands in 1625, Elfrith and Camock discovered two islands off the coast of Nicaragua, both separated 50 miles apart from each other ...
James Reiskimmer
... Riskinner or Reiskimmer was a 17th century English privateer who operated from Providence Island against Spanish shipping during the late 1630s ... Nicholas Reiskimmer, was appointed governor of Association Island (Tortuga), but died shortly after arriving there ... was elected to succeed its former captain Nicholas Roope who died after leaving Providence Island ...

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