Holetown, St. James
In 1627, between February 17th and 20th, eighty (80) English Settlers landed at what is known as Holetown aboard a ship called the William and John . With them were ten (10) African Slaves, who were captured on the voyage. Holetown, was originally named Jamestown, after its benefactor, King James I of England. It is from this day that Barbados became a British Colony.