|Port Royal Jamaica 1692|
In 1664 the Jamaican House of Assembly was called together in Spanish Town and passed 45 laws for the government of the colony. Sir Thomas Modyford arrived from Barbados with a thousand settlers and became Governor. Modyford encouraged agriculture, especially the cultivation of cocoa and the sugar-cane. During this time a large number of slaves were brought from Africa to Jamaica to work in the fields. Another slave rebellion took place and was suppressed. Some of the slaves were executed while others escaped to the mountains where they joined the Maroons in Port Royal.