1639: the earliest settlement of Tobago mentioned in any docment.
1640s: a trading post of Dutch traders and smugglers in the service of Courland has been mentioned in various documents.
1654 to 1659: the settlement of Tobago as a regular plantation colony, the private property of the Duke of Courland. The main settlement was called Fort Jacob.
1659: the Tobago Colony was abandoned because of the distraction of Courland being involved in the Northern War.
1664: new rights for Courland to posses Tobago agreed in a treaty with the English King; but the Colony was again abandoned in 1666.
1668: an effort to revive the Courland Colony on Tobago; it lasted only for three days.
1680 to 1693: renewed settlement of the Courland Colony on Tobago.