Bellefield Estate, St. James

Jamaica


History

Information obtained by the Center for the Study of Legacies of British Slave-ownership at University College London:

Rum was distilled on the domain 'Bellfield (1), St. James' at least between 1782 and 1799.


Handbook of Jamaica 1905:

Sugar estate in cultivation in Jamaica in the year 1903-1904

Name of estateBellefield
OwnerJohn H. Watson
Attorney of ownerR. Ramsden
Acres cane109
Acres other1,234
Type of millSteam
Process of manufactureOrdinary & Open Battery
Hhds * sugar.
Punchns * rum.
* 1 hoghead = 238 l, 1 puncheon = 318 l
[Source: Jamaican Family Search, cited 2019]


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