The Herons of England, Scotland, Ireland & Jamaica
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
I am conducting research on Captain Alexander George Heron of Williamsfield Great House (early 1700s Jamaica). From oral tradition it is known that this Captain Heron was an Englishman (later known as Captain George Heron). He was a member of a cadet branch of Herons who inherited the Williamsfield lands from the original Captain Heron, RN, a Scotsman, of Galloway, Scotland. Captain George Heron built the Williamsfield Great House in the early 1700s. [This great house was later purchased in 1869 by a member of a later cadet branch of the Herons of Wigtownshire, Galloway, Scotland - Captain Alexander Woodburn Heron, JP, (1815-1901), plantation owner of Wigton, Shooter's Hill, Kendal Plantations (along with some 25 others) in Manchester, Jamaica, and Barbican Pen, St. Andrew, Jamaica.
In the history of the English and Scottish Herons, the story of cadet branches of family inheriting lands over nephews and nieces is well-known, and can be seen also in the story of the Herons of Cressy Hall, Lincolnshire, England, when Henry Heron disinherited his nephews who stood on an opposing political camp, and gave "Cressy Hall" to a cousin, Patrick Heron of Galloway, Scotland, whose family were a cadet branch of the "Cressy Hall" family.
Anyone who has information on Captain George Heron or his Black mistress, is invited to share this information with me. There is alot of oral tradition but I need written documents to support these stories.
I am also interested in (a) the movement of Cressy Hall to Patrick Heron; (c) the link between the Herons of Galloway, Scotland and the Herons of Ireland and the Herons of Jamaica; (c) the link between the "House of Heron" and the West Indies (mainly Jamaica, St. Kitts/Nevis and Barbados, Montserrat and St. Vincent).
Thanks for your assistance in advance.