Jean Kina

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Signature of Jean Kina
Jean Kina was a maroon, from the area of Tiburon in the South of Saint-Domingue, who fought on the side of the British during the Haitian Revolution. The Corps of Jean Kina entered British pay in 1793 and in 1794 became part of the Chasseurs de George III.

Kina fought on behalf of Grands Blancs - white colonialists - against affranchis and Haitian Revolutionaries.

Kina led a revolt in the South of Saint-Domingue in December of 1800. (Korngold p. 236)

Further reading

  • Geggus, David. (1980). Slave, Soldier, Rebel: The Strange Career of Jean Kina. Jamaican Historical Review, 12 (p. 33-51).
  • Geggus, David. (1989). Du Charpentier au Colonel: Jean Kina et la révolution de Saint-Domingue. Revue de la Société Haïtienne d’Histoire et de Géographie en septembre-décembre 1989, vol. 46, no. 164. French online text


  • Briand, Hugues. Homologation de la liberté de Jean Kina. Association de Généalogie d'Haïti. Genèse: Journal généalogique et historique. Original source: Archives Nationales (CARAN). Paris. Microfilm 5MI/86 Libertés et Affranchissements (Towards the end of microfilm folio 73) French online text
  • Regiments of the British West Indies
  • Korngold, Ralph (1944). Citizen Toussaint. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. LCCN 44007566.