Jamaica Surveyed: Plantation Maps and Plans of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

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JAMAICA
SURVEYED

Plantation Maps and Plans of the
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

B. W. Higman

University of the West Indies Press
Barbados • Jamaica • Trinidad and Tobago

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Jamaica Surveyed - Plantation Maps and Plans of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries *
  • Contents *
  • List of Figures vii
  • Acknowledgements and Notes on Illustrations x
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • Location Map xiv
  • Key to Location Map xv
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 1
  • Chapter 2 - Jamaican Plantation History 5
  • Physical Environment 6
  • Settlement History 8
  • Lane Use Patterns 10
  • Land Tenure 16
  • Chapter 3 - Surveying and Planmaking 19
  • Legal Framework 19
  • Professional Organization 29
  • Social Origins and Wealth 31
  • James Robertson 36
  • Apprenticeship, Partnership and Succession 39
  • Thomas Harrison 43
  • Surveying Techniques 49
  • From Field Book to Fair Copy 59
  • The National Library of Jamaica Plan Collection 64
  • Cartographic Elements 68
  • Purpose and Accuracy 78
  • Chapter 4 - Sugar Estates 80
  • Lucky Valley Clarendon 84
  • Friendship Clarendon 92
  • Parnassus Clarendon 95
  • Greenwich Clarendon 96
  • Drax Hall St. Ann 99
  • Worthy Park St. Catherine 102
  • Friendship and Greenwich Westmoreland 105
  • Williamsfield St. Catherine 111
  • Golden Vale Poland 114
  • Trinity St. Mary 116
  • Whitney Clarendon 118
  • Hope, Papine and Mona St. Andqew 120
  • Hordley St. Thomas 125
  • Greenwich Hanover 128
  • Suttons Pasture Clarendon 132
  • Langley St. Mary 134
  • Phillipsfield St. Thomas 135
  • Grays Inn St. Mary 136
  • Hampstead and Retreat Trelawny 138
  • Albion St. Thomas 139
  • Holland St. Elizabeth 145
  • Constant Spring St. Andrew 147
  • Green Park Trelawny 148
  • Ellis Caymanas St. Catherine 151
  • Chapter 5 - Coffee Plantations 159
  • Orange Vale St. Mary 164
  • New Garden St. Andrew 166
  • Mavis Bank St. Andrew 167
  • Radnor and Springfield St. Thomas 168
  • Brook Lodge and Windsor Lodge St. Thomas 173
  • Arntully St. Thomas 175
  • Richmond Vale St. Thomas 178
  • Brumalia Manchester 179
  • Waltham Manchester 180
  • Swaby's Hope Manchester 181
  • Hermitage St. Elizabeth 183
  • Malvern St. Elizabeth 186
  • Oldbury Manchester 187
  • Old Monklands St. Thomas 190
  • Chapter 6 - Pimento and Cotton Plantations 192
  • Mount Edgecombe and Hilton Hill St. Ann 192
  • Rural Retreat St. Ann 193
  • Devon Manchester 194
  • Bank's Clarendon 196
  • Chapter 7 - Pens 197
  • Goshen St. Elizabeth 199
  • Haddon St. Ann 201
  • Montrose St. Mary 203
  • Silver Grove Trelawny 205
  • Phoenix Trelawny 207
  • Roxbro Castle Manchester 208
  • Union St. Ann 210
  • Spring Plain Clarendon 212
  • Cow Bay St. Thomas 214
  • Vineyard St. Elizabeth 215
  • Fullerswood St. Elizabeth 218
  • Salt Pond St. Catherine 218
  • Salt Pond Hut St. Catherine 221
  • Lorn St. Catherine 223
  • Cumberland St. Catherine 224
  • Ferry St. Catherine 226
  • Prospect St. Andrew 228
  • Chapter 8 - Houses 231
  • Stokes Hall St. Thomas 231
  • Amity Hall St. Thomas 233
  • Rose Hall St. James 234
  • Ayton St. Thomas 236
  • Dunsinane St. Andrew 237
  • Holland St. Thomas 238
  • Llanrumney St. Mary 241
  • Plantation Workers' Houses: General Principles 243
  • Frontier St. Mary 248
  • Roehampton St. James 250
  • Creighton Hall St. Thomas 252
  • Duckenfield Hall St. Thomas 256
  • Chapter 9 - Gardens, Grounds and Mountains 261
  • Spring Garden St. Andrew 267
  • Success St. James 268
  • Carlton St. James 269
  • Green Valley St. Andrew 273
  • Chapter 10 - Consolidation and Disintegration 277
  • Consolidation 277
  • Disintegration 279
  • The Jamaican Landscape 291
  • List of Surveyors and Planmakers, 1700-1900 293
  • Bibliography 298
  • Index 301
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