Terry, Jeremiah

Virginian and trader on the Mosquito Coast of Honduras and Nicaragua.

Went to London where he failed to secure for himself the position of superintendent of the Coast (1774). Subsequently sought to bring the Mosquito Coast under Spanish sovereignty (1777).

Visited Paris, where he is said to have received Franklin’s support in his efforts (1777). Received backing in Madrid and returned to Central America, but nothing ever materialized of his plan.