JEREMY I was king of the Miskito nation, who came to power following the death of his father, Oldman , in 1686 or 1687. according to an English visitor, W. M., in 1699, he was about 60 years old at that time, making his birth year about 1639.
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Oldman had received a commission to protect Englishmen from the
governor of Jamaica around 1655, and according to W. M. he could speak
a little English and was very courteous to Englishmen. His court was
Cabo Gracias a Dios
* ^ W. M. "The Mosqueto and his Golden River," in Awnsham Churchill , A Collection of Voyages and Travels, (London, 1732), vol. 6, pp