William Beckford of Somerley


William Beckford of Somerley

William Beckford of Somerley (died 1799) was a Jamaican slave-owner and writer. Illegitimate son of Richard Beckford, he was part of the influential Beckford family and inherited four sugar plantations, which he personally supervised:
*Roaring River Estate, Westmoreland

In 1790 he published "A Descriptive Account of the Island of Jamaica", a two volume description of contemporary life in Jamaica from a planter's point of view.

External links

* [http://www.bromfield.us/archives/Desc_of_JA_1.html Extracts from "A Descriptive Account of the Island of Jamaica"]


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