You are hereHome › College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (CASSH) › Department of Anthropology › Worth, John › Timucua and the colonial system in Florida Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Worth, J. E. (1992). Timucua and the colonial system in Florida: The rebellion of 1656. 25th Conference of the Society for Historical Archaeology, Kingston, Jamaica, 9 January 1992. Timucua and the colonial system in Florida Details Title Timucua and the colonial system in Florida: The rebellion of 1656 Contributor(s) Worth, John E. (author) Located In 25th Conference of the Society for Historical Archaeology, Kingston, Jamaica, 9 January 1992 Date January 9, 1992 Abstract In May of 1655, an English fleet returning from a failed attempt to conquer Hispaniola landed in what is now Kingston Harbor, ultimately resulting in the transfer of the island of Jamaica from Spanish to British rule. While this event was to have many consequences, perhaps one of the more obscure unfolded the following year in Spanish Florida, more than eight hundred miles to the north. Although the conquering English fleet returned to Britain in the fall of 1655, intelligence gathered by the Spanish ambassador to England revealed British designs for the fleet to return the next year, one of its goals being the conquest of Spanish Florida by a land assault (Ranjel 1660). Fearing a repeat of the events in Jamaica the previous spring, King Philip IV of Spain quickly dispatched a warning to the Governor of Florida, commanding that precautions be taken immediately.