West Florida
West Florida was a region on the north shore of the Gulf of Mexico, which underwent several boundary and sovereignty changes during its history. The province was established by the British in 1763 out...
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Royal Governor of La Florida
The colonial governors of Florida governed over Florida during its colonial period. The first European to arrive there was Juan Ponce de León, in 1513, but the governorship did not begin until 1565, w...
George Johnstone (Royal Navy officer)
George Johnstone (1730 – 24 May 1787) was an officer of the Royal Navy who saw service during the War of the Austrian Succession, the Seven Years' War and the American War of Independence, risin...
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Spanish West Florida
West Florida (Spanish: Florida Occidental) was a province of the Spanish Empire from 1783 until 1821, when both it and East Florida were ceded to the United States.The region of West Florida initially...
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José Masot
José Masot, also known as José Fascot, was a Spanish soldier and commander who was Governor of West Florida from March 8, 1816 - May 26, 1818. He was West Florida's governor through much of the First ...
Dominion of British West Florida
The Dominion of British West Florida is a separatist micronation founded in 2005 "on an eccentric interpretation of actual historic events" and based in the Gulf coast region of the ...
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Montfort Browne
Montfort Browne (fl. 1760–1780) was a British Army officer and Tory, and a major landowner and developer of British West Florida in the 1760s and 1770s. He commanded the Prince of Wales' America...
Francisco de Paula Gelabert
Francisco José de Paula Gelabert (1758 – after June 21, 1832) was an honorary commissioner of War who was Royal Governor of West Florida between May and September, 1796.Paula Gelabert was born i...
Battle of Fort Charlotte
The Battle of Fort Charlotte or the Siege of Fort Charlotte was a two-week siege conducted by Spanish General Bernardo de Gálvez against the British fortifications guarding the port of Mobile (which w...
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Spain in the American Revolutionary War
Spain actively supported the Thirteen Colonies throughout the American Revolutionary War, beginning in 1776 by jointly funding Roderigue Hortalez and Company, a trading company that provided critical ...
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Battle of Mobile (1781)
88°0′7.47″W / 30.6640500°N 88.0020750°W / 30.6640500; -88.0020750The Battle of Mobile was a British attempt to recapture the town of Mobile, in the British province of West Fl...
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Pinckney's Treaty
Pinckney's Treaty, also known as the Treaty of San Lorenzo or the Treaty of Madrid, was signed in San Lorenzo de El Escorial on October 27, 1795 and established intentions of friendship between the Un...
Republic of West Florida
The Republic of West Florida was a short-lived, unrecognized republic in the region of West Florida which existed in 1810, and was then was re-incorporated into West Florida.The United States claimed ...
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West Florida Controversy
The West Florida Controversy refers to two border disputes that involved Spain and the United States in relation to the region known as West Florida. The first dispute commenced immediately after Spai...
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Siege of Pensacola
The Siege of Pensacola was fought in 1781, the culmination of Spain's conquest of the British province West Florida during the American War of Independence.
When Spain entered the War in 1779, Ber...
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British West Florida
West Florida was a colony of the Kingdom of Great Britain from 1763 until 1783 when it was ceded to Spain as part of the Peace of Paris. Effective British control had ended in 1781 when Spain had capt...
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Elias Durnford
Elias Durnford (13 June 1739 – 21 June 1794) was a British army officer and civil engineer who is best known for surveying the town of Pensacola and laying out a city plan based on two public places (...
Great Britain in the Seven Years War
Great Britain was one of the major participants in the Seven Years' War which lasted between 1756 and 1763. Britain emerged from the war as the world's leading colonial power, having gained a number o...
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Mauricio de Zúñiga
Mauricio de Zuñiga was a Spanish military that exerted as governor of West Florida between 1812 and 13, and 1816.
Mauricio de Zuniga was born in the 18th century, probably in El Prat de Llobregat,...
William King (Governor of West Florida)
William King (died January 1826) was an American army officer who was military Governor of West Florida from May 26, 1818 to February 4, 1819. He was appointed to the position by Andrew Jackson, who l...
John Eliot (Royal Navy officer)
John Eliot (2 June 1742 – 2 May 1769) was a Royal Navy captain. He was appointed Governor of West Florida in 1767 and committed suicide in 1769, shortly after his arrival in Pensacola.
John...
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Arturo O'Neill de Tyrone
Arturo O'Neill de Tyrone y O'Kelly (January 8, 1736 – December 9, 1814) was an Irish-born Spanish colonel who served the Spanish crown as governor of several places in New Spain (1781–1794). He ...
Edmund P. Gaines
Edmund Pendleton Gaines (March 20, 1777 – June 6, 1849) was a United States army officer who served with distinction during the War of 1812, the Seminole Wars, and the Black Hawk War.
Gaines was b...
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Florida Parishes
The Florida Parishes (Spanish: Parroquias de Florida, French: Paroisses de Floride), the eastern side of Mississippi River which is also known as the Northshore region or the Northlake region,...
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The Floridas
The Floridas was a region of the southeastern United States comprising the historical colonies of East Florida and West Florida. The borders of East and West Florida varied, but as of 1810 East Florid...
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