Forest in Trelawny, Jamaica appears on the 1:12,500 maps to the
north-east of Sherwood and near Duanvale and the land settlement
called New Forest. It is not shown on the newer 1:50,000 maps.
At some time, Forest belonged to a Mrs White. The rather dilapidated old map in the Institute of Jamaica shows a total of 931 acres, with the factory and Great House not far from the Duanvale crossroad.
The juxtaposition of "Forest" and "Sherwood" is intriguing, though I have never heard any local person linking the names
In 1840 the Jamaica Almanac reports that it consisted of 1288 acres and belonged to John Atkins
New Forest is the name of a nearby, recent, housing development but the name was certainly in use as early as 1944 as witnessed by the gravestone in St Michaels Church, Clarks Town.
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF MY HUSBAND
COLIN GEORGE EDWARDS
WHO DIED AT NEW FOREST
ON OCTOBER 17th 1944
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