The Rise and Fall of Falmouth, Jamaica 1665-1945

The Rise and Fall of Falmouth, Jamaica 1665-1945

By Carey Robinson
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Book Description

The Rise and Fall of Falmouth Jamaica is an attempt by writer, historian, Carey Robinson, to document the evolution of Falmouth from its "hey days", the year of the English invasion in 1655 to the start of the twentieth century, when the Falmouth Court House was destroyed by fire symbolizing the end of colonialism and the emergence of a new Jamaica. This text gives a quick and sensitive glance into the history & legacy of the town.

Table of Contents
  • Cover Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • The Birth of Trelawny and Falmouth
  • Trelawny’s Maroon War
  • Falmouth Grows and Prospers
  • The Barretts and Tharpes
  • The Splendid Gentry
  • The 55th And The French Scare
  • The Trelawny Militia
  • William Knibb & The Baptist War
  • The End of Slavery
  • The Black Blood Of Bleby
  • The Maverick of the House of Reid
  • A Fiery Editor
  • Other Newspapers
  • Lively Times
  • Dangerous and Amazing Things
  • Social Unrest
  • Governor Eyre’s Visit To Falmouth
  • Brightening The Dull Times
  • The Big Scandal of 1867
  • Dr. Vine and Other Characters
  • WiIlliam Chin-See
  • The Courageous Knibb Sisters
  • The Silver Cup of Daniel O’Gilvie
  • The Poor House and Matron Marion
  • ‘Classic’ Charlie - The Shark Killer
  • The Ghost of Phillip Fitz-Ritson
  • The Court House Burns
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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