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History Of Romney Manor

Romney Manor & Wingfield Estate have had only had 5 family owners to-date. You might recognize the first, Sam Jeffreson II, the great, great, great grandfather of Thomas Jefferson (3rd president of the U.S.A), who purchased the property in 1625.

The modest house, once named the "red house" to reflect Jeffreson's Quaker roots, was renamed Romney Manor upon its mid 17th-century acquisition by the Earl of Romney. 



In 1834, contrary to the instruction of the British Parliament, Lord Romney declared his enslaved Africans free men, becoming the first estate in St. Kitts to do so.

Botanical Gardens / Seduce Your Senses

Romney Manor is set in approximately 6 acres of grounds. The gardens flood with colours and beauty that tumble down from lush rain forest over terraces that cover centuries of human and horticultural evolution. 


Experience a taste of heritage and tradition 

During your visit to Caribelle, you have the opportunity to see our artists demonstrate various batik techniques. 

Batik Shop/ One of a kind pieces

Your experience will include a retail facility containing a wide selection of fashionable women's, men's and children's apparel. Most recent additions include accessories, gift items, and our signature wall hangings.