Timeline for the island of Saint Helena, and 
the Royal Saint Helena Regiment, 1840–1849

The decade, 1840–1849, was selected for two reasons. Our ancestor, John Joseph Huggins (1816-1876), served with the Royal St. Helena Regiment on the island of St. Helena from 1842-49: these timelines assist our understanding of the socio-political context in which he and his family lived during this time. Also, this period represents the first ten years during which the British government deployed intensive efforts, through its Royal Naval Squadrons and colonial Vice-Admiralty Courts, to suppress the trade in Africans as slaves.

This series of timelines includes preliminary notes for the years, 1807-1839, and postscript notes for the years post-1849.

This page was first published on the 7th July 2015; subsequently edited, 15th July 2015, 17th August 2015.

Return to Local history timelines index page.

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"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there."—Lesley Poles Hartley (1895–1972), The Go-Between (1953).

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