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Williamsfield gets its name from the Williamsfield Estate which was a sugar plantation first established in the 1740s:
- "according to what can be gathered from the old negroes (there being no early records), was first settled, nearly eighty years ago, by Mr. Needham, who was at that time a large proprietor in the Island; but while in its infancy (within three or four years after it was commenced), it was purchased by a Mr. Harvey, who came from Barbadoes, and was a merchant in Kingston"
It has a population of 3,299 as of 2009.
- Hakewill, James (1825), A Picturesque Tour of the Island of Jamaica, London: Hurst & Robinson, p. 77
- "Jamaica: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
- Higman, B. W. (2001), Jamaica Surveyed: Plantation Maps and Plans of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Mona: University of the West Indies Press
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