These colonists hoisted the British flag on Peel Island (Chichijima), and settled there.
Many of the colonists, however, were not Ionians, but refugees from other parts of Greece, between Euboea and Argolis (Hdt.
180), whence it was conveyed by colonists to Cyrene and thence to Libya, where there was a river Triton.
But the government of Bombay had hurried on a rupture with the Mahratta confederacy at a time when France was on the point of declaring war against England, and when the mother-country found herself unable to subdue her rebellious colonists in America.
In a century's experience of the Selkirk colonists there have been four " floods."