April 20, 2017 St. Thomas, West Indies, 1844 St. Thomas was a Danish plantation colony in the West Indies. It had been captured by the British during the Napoleonic Wars, but was returned to Denmark during the Nineteenth Century. The Illustrated London News, 18 May 1844. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.