Retreat Estate, Westmoreland

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 'Retreat Estate, Westmoreland' at least between 1752 and 1807.


Handbook of Jamaica 1905:

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

Name of estateRetreat
OwnerW.H. & J. Farquharson
Attorney of ownerW.H. Farquharson
Acres cane320
Acres other1,750
Type of millSteam
Process of manufactureCentrifugal
Hhds * sugar414
Punchns * rum320
* 1 hoghead = 238 l, 1 puncheon = 318 l
[Source: Jamaican Family Search, cited 2019]


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