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date: 11 November 2019

Bolas, Juan delocked

(d. 1663)
  • Carla Gardina Pestana

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Bolas, Juan de (d. 1663), early African leader in Jamaica, was born, probably in Jamaica, to unknown parents, presumably sometime before 1630. Nothing is known of his early life. He and his parents may have been enslaved or they may have been among the free African population living in ...

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