The departure of the Spaniards, their dependents, and other inhabitants from East Florida when the British took over the two Floridas in 1763 began on April 12 when three schooners sailed from St. Augustine for Havana. Sixteen vessels left in August, two or more of them for Apalachee, including an English packet boat and the English sloop Hawk, one sloop left in September, a French sloop and six other vessels in October, two in November, including a French sloop, an English brigantine, an English sloop, and four other vessels in December. With one sloop on January 8, 1764 and eight vessels on the following day, the sailings were completed.
Siebert, Wilbur H.
"The Departure of the Spaniards and Other Groups from East Florida, 1763,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 19
, Article 7.
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