National Trust of Guyana

Damon’s Cross

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Damon’s Cross is located in the La Belle Alliance cemetery on the Essequibo Coast. This is where Damon, a domestic servant from Plantation Richmond along with hundreds of servants, rose in defiance of plantation owner Mr. Charles Bean. The standoff which began on August 3, 1834, lasted 10 days and was caused when Mr. Bean, along with other planters killed approximately 30-60 hogs (pigs) that belonged to the labourers on his Richmond plantation.