Trelawny, Jamaica

Potosi, Trelawny, Jamaica

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Potosi, located in Trelawny, Jamaica, was named after the fabled Bolivian silver mine and originally belonged to Thomas Partridge of St. James (this was before the parish of Trelawny came into existence). His son, also named Thomas, inherited the property and on his death ownership passed to his two sisters, including Elizabeth. Elizabeth married John Tharp some time in 1766 and, on December 31, 1766, Articles of Agreement were signed "granting to John Tharp, husband of Elizabeth joint devisee with her sister under Will of Thomas Partridge her brother to Potosi and Flamstead Estates, management of same until said devisees are both of age". This was the start of Tharp's collection of properties on the Martha Brae river.

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