Treaty of Madrid (1670)
The Treaty of Madrid was on 18 July 1670 between England and Spain in Madrid closed. In this treaty, Spain formally recognized English sovereignty over Jamaica and the Cayman Islands . Jamaica was previously occupied by England in 1655 and the Cayman Islands in 1666. The latter were administered and colonized from Jamaica.
In addition to the recognition of English sovereignty over these areas, Spain also assured that English ships can move undisturbed in the Caribbean . Both countries also assured the contracting party that they would not interfere in the trade of the Caribbean areas occupied by Spain or England.
The treaty marked the end of the previous Anglo-Spanish War .
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