. In 1756, Hazat was recaptured after running away, and Thistlewood “put him in the bilboes both feet; gagged him; locked his hands together; rubbed him with molasses & exposed him naked to the flies all day, and to the mosquitoes all night, without fire.” Thistlewood often had a slave beaten, after which salt pickle, lime juice, and bird pepper were rubbed onto the open wounds. He wrote that when two slaves named Punch and Quacoo were caught for running away, they were well flogged, “and then washed and rubbed in salt pickle, lime juice & bird pepper.” A slave named Hector was whipped for losing his hoe, and Thistlewood “made New Negro Joe piss in his eyes & mouth.”
Another slave would be forced to defecate into a runaway slave’s mouth, which would then be forced shut via various methods for hours. Thistlewood called this favoured form of punishment for runaway slaves and the eating of cane that belonged to the planter “Derby’s dose”.
Brown was active in trying to recruit Irish people to work in Jamaica. In December 1835, 121 people from Ballymoney, Antrim, set off from Belfast for Jamaica on the James Ray , a brig owned by Brown. They settled in St Ann. In 1836 he brought a further 185 Irish people to Saint Ann. An effort by planters in 1840 to encourage large-scale Irish migration to Jamaica to settle lands that might otherwise be occupied by newly-freed slaves, failed after the project was criticised in Ireland as potentially making slaves of the migrants.[14
Further detail: the guy who came up with the fatal tweet is black. I had assumed the thing about doing the workout for Black History Month was a crass racist joke! In fact it’s just meatheads trying to be normal.