Golden Grove in Trelawny, Jamaica, was originally named
Tern or Tern's Spring by the owner, Col. Thomas Reid
(1743). He married Rebecca Haughton of Haughton Court in Hanover
and their son John subsequently inherited the estate.
I would surmise that the name change occurred when it was purchased by John Jarrett who owned the neighbouring Silver Grove and Kent Estates.
The estate consisted of 1030 acres in 1828 at the time of the survey shown below. The Jamaica Almanac of 1840 lists the acreage as 1350.
Note the Martha Brae on the east boundary and the water mill used for processing cane.
There are at least three other Golden Groves in Jamaica: in the parishes of St Elizabeth, St Ann and St Thomas.
See also the neighbouring estates: Phoenix, Tilston, Bounty Hall, Pembroke
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