Webinar: Jamaica Ladies – Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain’s Atlantic Empire

A Talk by Christine Walker – DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED. Women propped up the largest slave society in the British Empire. Jamaica Ladies is the first systematic study of the free and freed women of European, Euro-African, and African descent who perpetuated chattel slavery and reaped its profits in the British… Continue Reading

Hibbert/Headquarters House, Kingston

Hibbert House, also known as Headquarters House, is the home of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT).  It was built in 1755 by Thomas Hibbert, a wealthy English Merchant.  Its story, including its possible use to auction newly arrived enslaved people, is told… Continue Reading

St Peter’s Church, Port Royal

The original Church was destroyed by the great earthquake of 1692 in Port Royal. A second Church which was constructed shortly after, was destroyed by fire in 1703. A plaque outside the vestry records that it was rebuilt between 1725-1726.… Continue Reading