Cameroon History - 1700 CE to 1800 CE
Anti-slave trade movements and protest led British Missionaries begin.
The London Baptist Missionary Society creates a Christian colony in Victoria (today: Limbe, Cameroon). Freed slaves from Jamaica, Ghana, Liberia and Africans Christian converts are settled in Victoria - Limbe, Cameroon.
The Henrietta Marie from London set sail Cameroon West Africa. Beads, weapons, and metal are exchanged for African captives(188 slaves in all) who are then taken as slaves to Kingston, Jamaica.
Abraham Petrovich Hannibal (Born in Northern Cameroon) at age eight (8) arrives Russia by way of the Russian emissary as a slave from the Turkish Sultan and presented as a gift to Peter the Great. Being smart Hannibal quickly rose from slave to be Tsar Peter the Great's godson, secretary, collaborator, general of the Russian army and chief of the corps of engineers.
Abraham Petrovich Hannibal is the great-grandfathers of Russia's most celebrated poet Aleksandr Pushkin.
Cameroon history is further enriched by cultural diversity.
The Bantus from the Upper Nile region migrate to Cameroon settling in the central plateau up to the Sanaga, Cameroon.
The Makas penetrate Cameroon from the North East.
The Djems from the South East.
The Fan-Beti settle in the centre-south.
Cameroon slaves reach Carter's Grove, a Georgian mansion built in 1755 now owned by Colonial Williamsburg, VA, USA.
The present day mansion includes slave quarters of the late 1700s. Visit their website to what slave life was like by video.
Slave trade is abolished and British naval ships stop the traffic in slaves in Cameroon and the African coast.
The King of Sennar (in Sudan) getsDongola horses from Cameroon.
Dongola breed of horses ( with a pronounced convex profile) are described as being very fine in quality and were reported extinct by 1850.
Peter Potter writes his boss about the business of buying and selling human beings while on a slave ship in Cameroon.
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The last trading outlet during the years of "legitimate" slaving was Bimbia Island, of the Cameroon River.
As related by Mr. Wilberforce: Bibby a Liverpool ship master fraudulently carried thirty-two (32) family relatives of a Cameroon chief as a pledge for goods.
These was a frequent, familiar practice, though illegal.
Lamido (king) Ndjidda from Mali with his Fulani warriors settle on the edge of the Mayo-Rey River in Cameroon.
Lamido Ndjidda builds a palace of 800 meters long and seven meters high which today shelters one of the most traditional sovereigns of Africa.
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (regarded as the father of Russian literature) is born in Moscow of an aristocratic family, the Tsar. His most famous ancestor — and the one of whom Pushkin was most proud — was his mother's grandfather, Abram Petrovich Hannibal of northern Cameroon.
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