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History Of Falmouth Jamaica

Falmouth is the capital of the parish of Trelawny, which is on the north side of western Jamaica, and it is essential that we know the origin of Trelawny in order to understand the history of Falmouth.

Trelawny was formed by an act of the Assembly of Jamaica in 1770, and Sir William Trelawney, the then governor, signed the momentous act on December 29 that year. To demonstrate their gratitude, the parishioners named Trelawny after the governor, as they had been lobbying the Assembly for their own parish since the early part of the eighteenth century, and the governor’s backing was instrumental in their achieving success. The ‘e’ that is missing from the name of the parish was an error on the part of the eager parishioners that has never been corrected.

Originally, Trelawny was a part of the parish of St. James and the first bill proposing a division of that parish into two separate parishes was presented to the Assembly in 1733. The opposition to that bill was simply amazing and the debate in the Assembly lasted for only one day. After that, the bill was rejected, due to the refusal of Major General Hunter, the then governor, to endorse it. Governor Hunter did not perceive dividing St. James at the behest of certain members of the parish to be a reflection of the general political will of the colony. As his title suggested, Governor Hunter was an accomplished military figure, but as a colonial administrator, the promoters of the bill probably perceived him as less proficient.

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