Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday: Elizabeth Baker Williams, 1737-1762, Jamaica

 Elizabeth Williams
Wife of  Col Tho Williams
Daughter of Willm & Martha Baker
Departed This Life
April the 2 1762
Aged 24 Years & Five Months

This grave is in a ground floor room at the Good Hope Plantation Great House in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica (near Falmouth).  Thomas Williams built the house for his first wife who sadly died, probably of malaria.  The tour guides said Jamaica has a rich history of Santería and Obeah (sometimes spelled Obi, Obea or Obia) voodoo and the natives say the room is haunted by a “Doppi” or ghost.

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