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Jamaica –Early Quakers /Society of Friends 17 & 18th Centuries

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Quakers from England were among the earliest Settlers in Jamaica immediately after the English conquest of the Island in 1655. By the mid 18th century there were no Quaker meetings on the Island and only a few individuals professing the Quaker philosophy. One Quaker family of note, in Jamaica in the 17th century, Was the Dickinson (or Dickenson) family in St. Elizabeth. The Family name is still revered the Island because of its philanthropy. The Munro & Dickerson Trust, was established to administer Munro College and Hampton High School in Elizabeth, and this continues today. BackyardLabrish, with Dr. Joy Lumsden’s research, will share other interesting facts about these early settlers of Jamaica. Pull up your chair and come share in the labrish.

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