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A Return Of The Number Of Sugar Plantations In The Island Of Jamaica, And The Negro Slaves Thereon, On 28th March, 1789, Distinguishing The Several Parishes

A Return Of The Number Of Sugar Plantations In The Island Of Jamaica, And The Negro Slaves Thereon, On 28th March, 1789, Distinguishing The Several Parishes

Author: Edwards, Bryan

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1793

Shelfmark: 146.c.1-3

Item number: Appendix

Length: 26.5

Width: 19.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

This is the appendix to Volume 2 of Bryan Edwards' work 'The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies,' and is a table detailing the number of sugar plantations on the island of Jamaica in March 1789. The table is divided by parish (Middlesex, Surry and Cornwall) and shows the number of slaves working on each plantation. We can see that there were 710 sugar plantations with 128,798 enslaved people working on them.

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