Retreat in Trelawny, Jamaica is near Hampstead and (according to Fremmer) both
estates were owned by Jane Stone, a slave who became the wife of
Jonathan Barnett, the prominent landowner in Montego Bay and the
man responsible for catching "Calico Jack" Rackham and the famous
two "lady" pirates.
In "Jamaica Surveyed" ( BUY a Copy), Higman reports that both estates were owned by John H. Defell at the time of Emancipation.
Retreat had 180 slaves at the time of Emancipation
The Water Mill was still in operation in 1850, but shortly afterwards, Hampstead and Retreat were consolidated and a steam mill was installed.
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