, which was printed in London in 1658.
Although D'Oyley was a staunch parliamentarian, he was sufficiently competent as a governor that, upon the Restoration, Charles II confirmed him in his post and requested that he establish a council to assist in the task of governing the island. In one historian's evaluation D'Oyley was 'too much a soldier to feel much enthusiasm for the institution of civil government and, beyond swearing in the councillors as Justices of the Peace and establishing courts of law at Morant Bay, Port Royal, and Spanish Town, he did little to alter the shape of things'. It was in his role as commander-in-chief that D'Oyley made his mark; he succeeded in defending Jamaica against all Spanish attempts to reconquer it. He was willing to take unorthodox measures in order to defeat the Spanish, as is shown by his inviting the English buccaneers of nearby Tortuga to transfer their headquarters to Jamaica in order that he might use them as a deterrent to Spanish attack. By the early 1660s approximately 1500 buccaneers had settled in the environs of Port Royal, which became notorious as a pirates' haven until its destruction by earthquake in 1692.
In 1662 D'Oyley was superseded as governor by Thomas, Lord Windsor, later first earl of Plymouth, a protege of Charles II. Upon Windsor's arrival in Jamaica, Doyley returned to England, where he established himself in the London parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields. He is not known to have married and died in London in March 1675.
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