Jamaican Maroons in Sierra Leone

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The Jamaican Maroons in Sierra Leone were a group of 600 Jamaican Maroons from Trelawny Town (one of the five Maroon towns in Jamaica) who were deported by British forces following fighting between the two nations, first to Nova Scotia and then to Sierra Leone.

The final leg of their journey was aboard HMS Asia. She arrived at Halifax on 31 May 1800, presumably still under her captain from 1796, Robert Murray, to pick up the Maroons, sailed again with them on 8 August, and arrived in Sierra Leone on 30 September that year.[1]


  1. ^ Grant, John N (2002). The Maroons in Nova Scotia (SOFTCOVER). Formac. p. 203. ISBN 978-0887805691.