The paintings of James Hakewill published in his 1825 book, A Picturesque Tour of the Island of Jamaica, which is now in the public domain, is considered by many scholars to be an important cultural and historic artefact. We have included below, his paintings that are focused on plantations and Great Houses along with a synopsis of his narrative that provide a glimpse into what these estates were like during the period of 1820-1821.
Many plantations and Great Houses were destroyed by fire during the slave uprising, so the drawings and in his book provide a valuable insight into the past. The parishes mentioned are those that existed back then. More information on the parishes as they evolved can be found on Fiwi Roots, at this link: Evolution of the Parishes.