Vere parish A – F


In 1694 the war between England and France brought this parish into forefront when Monsieur Ducaffe, Governor of Hispaniola with a squadron of men and transport invaded the island having previously invading St Elizabeth, Westmoreland and St Thomas and met with strong defence set about travelling to Vere. Sir William Beeston, the then Acting Governor of Jamaica received intelligence of their intended invasion by Captain Elliot. It was discovered that Vere other coasts and ports were not fortified against invasion therefore vulnerable to attack. Jamaican assembly set about framing several acts to improve guarding of coasts and other facilities. This enabled Vere to erect fortress in Carlisle named Carlisle Fort.

Vere was well-known for producing and supplying meats – finest mutton, turkey and other poultry. Pulses and Guinea corn – a chief staple food for enslaved population.

Described as being on the decline by 1745 owing to capital breeding pens laying waste due to and not wholly to conversion of some pens into sugar plantations.

Adcock Baggs Calash Dallas Eaton Faring
Ailsbury Bailie Calley Daubigny Ebanks Farquhar
Aldred Barnes Campbell David Edmunds Faucett
Aldridge Barret Cargill Davis Edwards Fickle
Allen Barrow Carmichael Demetrius Elliott Fielding
Allison Beal Charlton Derham Ellis Finch
Allpress Beaston Cheen Donaldson Eltringham Finlay
Alpress Beatty Chinn Donelan Eltrington Fisher
Ambler Biggs Christian Donelan Emanuel Forbes
Anderson Blackwood Chunn Donner Evan Ford
Appleton Blese Clarke Douglas Eves Frame
Arbuckle Bonnick Cobham Downer Frances
Archambeau Bonny Cobham Duncan Franklin
Ashburn Booth Cockburn Dunkley Fraser
Ashley Boudle Cole Dunn Freeman
Atkinson Bowman Collins Durrant
Brandrith Colston Dynn
Bray Cooke
Bridge Cowan
Bridgewater Cromer
Brooks Cromwell
Burbury Cushnie

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