Mr. Parkinson wanted to be buried on the property
with all his gold and jewels and shortly after
his burial, his grave was desecrated and vandalized
and his body left out to be consumed by scavengers.
Mr. Parkinson was not well liked by his neighbors
or the slaves that worked on his plantation
and was known to frequently tie those who
disobeyed him to a "prickle" tree
and whip them as punishment.
is also a famous cotton tree on the
property that is believed to be over 900
years old. It is said that if you touch
the tree and make a wish it will come true!
property was taken over by the Jamaican
Government from William Cargill III in 1971.
The property is now owned by an American
from Cincinnati, Ohio.
to the site is $5.00 USD. All monies
collected will be put toward the restoration
project. For more information, you can contact
the curator of the project, Joy Cole,
at 876-772-0910 or E-mail her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
to the Whitehall Great House Estate was
provided by "Sammy's Jamaican Tours".