Lecture:  Mr. Atkinson’s Rum Contract by Richard Atkinson

The Jamaican Historical Society will be hosting a lecture by Richard Atkinson on Wednesday the 30th of January, 2019 at 6.00 p.m. at St. Michael’s Theological College on Golding Avenue in Papine.

Mr. Atkinson is a publisher and author.   His recently completed book Mr. Atkinson’s Rum Contract tells the story of his eighteenth century ancestor, also Richard Atkinson, who had a contract to supply the British army with rum.   His forebear was attorney to Lord Balcares .   Come and hear about a family from Westmorland that became one of the richest merchant families in Jamaica.

Lecture:  Mr. Atkinson’s Rum Contract by Richard Atkinson

Date:  Wednesday, 30th January 2019

Time:  6.00 p.m.

Venue:  St. Michael’s Theological College,

             Golding Avenue,


             Kingston 7.


R.S.V.P. by January 28, 2019.


(876) 594-3963

For those who don’t know Papine is the junction by University of the West Indies, road leading to Gordon Town/Irish Town.

Anne M Powers