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Port Morant is a town in southeastern Jamaica.[1] It was, in the early years of European settlement, one of the island's chief ports, with export of bananas and production of rum being major industries. Following the English conquest of Jamaica in 1655, General Luke Stokes arrived from Nevis with 1,600 people who settled near Port Morant in 1656.[2]

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  1. ^ "Port Morant | Jamaica". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  2. ^ Jackson, Patricia. "Jamaican History 1492-1727". www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com. Patricia Jackson. Retrieved 11 June 2019.

Coordinates: 17°54′N 76°19′W / 17.900°N 76.317°W / 17.900; -76.317