The Hon. John Salmon, Custos of St. Elizabeth and last President of the Privy and Legislative Councils of Jamaica from 1856 to 1865, was a leading Sugar Planter and Penkeeper. He owned no less than five Sugar and Cattle Estates in St. Elizabeth parish, namely Fullerswood, Vauxhall, Maggotty, Middlesex and The Kepp, and was one of the largest Landed Proprietors in Jamaica, owning several thousand acres. He resided at Fullerswood Great House, near Black River, and raised fine Thoroughbred Racehorses on his Estate. He married Emily Margaret Senior, daughter of Bernard Martin Senior, Esq. of Salt Spring Estate, St. Elizabeth. Mr. Senior was the Author of the book "Jamaica as It Was, As It is and As It Maybe", one of the few first-hand accounts of the Slave Rebellion of 1831-1832 ever published.