Belfield Great House
Jamaica, Montego Bay

Belfield's Great House and its estate is considered one of the oldest sugar plantations in Jamaica. The Barnett estate, a large house and its sugar factory, owned by the Ker-Jeret family, were built in 1794. The Ker-Jeret family played a major role in the development of Montego Bay, and access to the estate is a unique window in a very bright and profitable period in the history of Jamaica.
The history of this particular family begins in 1655, when control gained by Great Britain over the island of Jamaica supplanted the Spaniards, who had occupied Jamaica for more than 150 years. From ancient family records, it was found that the first member of the family line that arrived in Jamaica was from the Scottish clan Ker, who came under the British fleet under Admiral Penn and Captain Venables when the British captured Jamaica in 1655.

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