Kingston parish A – B

Kingston was founded in 1693. William Beckford (1790) describes the size as extending one mile from North to South and equally from East to West of which contained 3000 houses, population of about 14,000 slaves, 8000 whites and 1500 free people of colour.

Kingston was designated as county town of the island. Held were the assizes court sessions in January, April, July and October. The parish contained no sugar plantations and 20 settlements of grass pens (Beckford, 1790).

Last names of families settled in the parish. Names obtained from entries in baptismal records before 1800

Aguilar Banlay
Alberga Barnwell
Alldred Barton
Allerdyce Bathurst
Allman Battersby
Alridge Beard
Alvarenga Beard
Alwood Bechett
Archbold Becquet
Armstrong Bedlow
Arnell Bethune
Ascue Bickerstaff
Ashburn Biggs
Ashworth Blechynden
Atchinson Blicknall
Atkins Blitchindon
Atlay Blundell
Austin Bogle
Bonnett
Bowes
Boyns
Branch
Bravo
Broad
Broadbelt
Brook
Brough
Bullock

Copyright Sharon Tomlin 2007