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'''Colonel John Whitelocke''' (1757 - December 23, 1833) was commander of the 500 British troops that landed in [[Saint-Domingue]]  on September 19, [[1793]]. An unscrupulous character, he offered bribes to French officers who resisted the advance of British troops.  He was "cashiered when in command in Buenos Aires for being 'deficient in zeal, judgment and personal exertion'." ([[This Gilded African|Parkinson]], p. 74)
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'''Colonel John Whitelocke''' ([[1757]] - December 23, 1833) He entered the army in 1778 and  became colonel in [[1793]]. Whitelocke served in Jamaica and in Saint-Domingue. He was commander of the 500 British troops that landed in [[Saint-Domingue]]  on September 19, [[1793]]. An unscrupulous character, he offered bribes to French officers who resisted the advance of British troops.   
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In [[1793]] the governor of Jamaica received orders to occupy Saint-Domingue, and despatched, on September 9, 1793, an expedition of 700 men under command of Colonel Whitelocke. He landed on 19 September at Jeremie, but was routed in an attack on Tiburon. After receiving re-enforcements, he took St. Marc, [[Leogane]], and [[Arcahaie]], and made a second attack on Tiburon, by which nearly the whole western coast, except [[Port-au-Prince]], became subject to his control. Assisted by all auxiliary force from the Spanish part of the island, he besieged [[Port de Paix]]  and after the arrival of re-enforcements from Jamaica, occupied Port-au-Prince on June 14, [[1794]],
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Whitelocke was "cashiered when in command in Buenos Aires for being 'deficient in zeal, judgment and personal exertion'." ([[This Gilded African|Parkinson]], p. 74)
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The British troops stayed in Saint-Domingue for five years until they were defeated by [[Toussaint Louverture]] in [[1798]].
 
The British troops stayed in Saint-Domingue for five years until they were defeated by [[Toussaint Louverture]] in [[1798]].
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==See also==
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* [[List of Rulers in Saint-Domingue]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 22:03, 10 July 2006

Colonel John Whitelocke (1757 - December 23, 1833) He entered the army in 1778 and became colonel in 1793. Whitelocke served in Jamaica and in Saint-Domingue. He was commander of the 500 British troops that landed in Saint-Domingue on September 19, 1793. An unscrupulous character, he offered bribes to French officers who resisted the advance of British troops.

In 1793 the governor of Jamaica received orders to occupy Saint-Domingue, and despatched, on September 9, 1793, an expedition of 700 men under command of Colonel Whitelocke. He landed on 19 September at Jeremie, but was routed in an attack on Tiburon. After receiving re-enforcements, he took St. Marc, Leogane, and Arcahaie, and made a second attack on Tiburon, by which nearly the whole western coast, except Port-au-Prince, became subject to his control. Assisted by all auxiliary force from the Spanish part of the island, he besieged Port de Paix and after the arrival of re-enforcements from Jamaica, occupied Port-au-Prince on June 14, 1794,

Whitelocke was "cashiered when in command in Buenos Aires for being 'deficient in zeal, judgment and personal exertion'." (Parkinson, p. 74)


The British troops stayed in Saint-Domingue for five years until they were defeated by Toussaint Louverture in 1798.

See also

References

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