BHH KEEPING OUR HERITAGE ALIVE http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/ BHH KEEPING OUR HERITAGE ALIVE http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109431455 109431455 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109431451 109431451 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109431452 109431452 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109431450 109431450 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109431456 109431456 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109510035 109510035 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109655416 109655416 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109655417 109655417 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109655418 109655418 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109655419 109655419 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109655420 109655420 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109655421 109655421 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109655422 109655422 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109709175 109709175 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109709176 109709176 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109709177 109709177 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=109709178 109709178 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110300710 110300710 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110300711 110300711 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110300712 110300712 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110300713 110300713 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110300714 110300714 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110300715 110300715 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110300716 110300716 http://www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110300717 110300717 Slave Ship Jesus The First Britsh Slave Ship To Reach The Americas Was Called The Good Jesus! Yes. Sir John Hawkins had the dubious distinction of becoming the first slave-ship captain to bring Africans to the Americas. Hawkins was a religious gentleman who insisted that his crew ‚??serve God daily‚?? and ‚??love another‚??. His ship, ironically called ‚??the good ship Jesus,‚?? left the shores of his native England for Africa in October 1562. He arrived at Sierra Leone, and in a short time he had three hundred blacks in his possession. Hawkins claimed to have acquired them ‚??partly by sword and partly by other means.‚?? (The Good Ship Jesus | The Beginning of the British Slave Trade) What has come to be referred to as "The Good Ship Jesus" was in fact the "Jesus of Lubeck," a 700-ton ship purchased by King Henry VIII from the Hanseatic League, a merchant alliance between the cities of Hamburg and Lubeck in Germany. Twenty years after its purchase the ship, in disrepair, was leant to Sir John Hawkins by Queen Elizabeth. Hawkins, a cousin of Sir Francis Drake, was granted permission from Queen Elizabeth for his first voyage in 1562. He was allowed to carry Africans to the Americas "with their own free consent" and he agreed to this condition. Hawkins had a reputation for being a religious man who required his crew to "serve God daily" and to love one another. Sir Francis Drake accompanied Hawkins on this voyage and subsequent others. Drake, was himself, devoutly religious. Services were held on board twice a day. John Hawkins Coat of Arms A bound slave adorns John Hawkins' coat of arms. Off the coast of Africa, near Sierra Leone, Hawkins captured 300-500 slaves, mostly by plundering Portugese ships, but also through violence and subterfuge promising Africans free land and riches in the new world. He sold most of the slaves in what is now known as the Dominican Republic. He returned home with a profit and ships laden with ivory, hides, and sugar. Thus began the British slave trade. On his return to England Queen Elizabeth, livid, assailed Hawkins charging that his endeavor, ", was detestable and would call down vengeance from heaven upon the undertakers." When Elizabeth became fully aware, however, of the profits to be made she joined in partnership with Hawkins and provided him with the "Jesus of Lubeck," a.k.a., "The Good Ship Jesus." A later slaving expedition in 1567, consisting of five ships and the "Jesus of Lubeck," met with resistance from the Spaniards at St Juan d'Ulloa in Mexico. Since the slave trade was illegal Spanish colonists usually required a charade of force from British ships, after which they would buy slaves at a discount. This time, however, the Spanish attacked the British ships and the "Jesus of Lubeck," cumbersome and difficult to maneuver, was sunk and the crew slaughtered. Hawkins escaped with Drake on a smaller ship. Hawkins, his piratic ambitions dashed, returned to England and remained there in the service of the Queen. 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