Hanover parish

Hanover was one of the original parishes, created in 1703. Described by William Beckford in 1790 as possessing the “most securest harbour of the world” possessed 16, 000 slaves, between 40 to 50 houses, 81 sugar works and 63 settlements.

The following are  last names of the earliest European and North American families that settled  in the parish  during the 18th century. It also incorporated the parish of Westmoreland until the year 1723.

Anglin
Barnett
Bernard
Brissett
Brown
Bucknor
Byndloss
Campbell
Crooks
Dickson
Foord
Gaynor
Graves
Gray
Grizzell
Haughton
Lauderdale
Linton
Littlejohn
McDonald
Moncrieffe
Morris
Mowatt
Parris
Reid
Roe
Scarlett
Spence
Stewart
Tharpe
Thompson
Turnbull
Virgo
Wedderburn
Woulfe

Copyright Sharon Tomlin 2007