Williamsfield, Jamaica

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Williamsfield is located in Jamaica
Williamsfield
Williamsfield
Location of Williamsfield in Jamaica

Williamsfield is a settlement in Manchester Parish Jamaica.

Williamsfield Estate[edit]

Illustration to A Picturesque Tour of the Island of Jamaica by James Hakewill

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"[1]

Demography[edit]

It has a population of 3,299 as of 2009.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hakewill, James (1825), A Picturesque Tour of the Island of Jamaica, London: Hurst & Robinson, p. 77 
  2. ^ "Jamaica: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2009. 

References[edit]

  • Higman, B. W. (2001), Jamaica Surveyed: Plantation Maps and Plans of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Mona: University of the West Indies Press 

Coordinates: 18°03′58″N 77°29′06″W / 18.066°N 77.485°W / 18.066; -77.485