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- A payment or gift made by an employer, the state, or an insurance company
- (benefit) financial assistance in time of need
- An advantage or profit gained from something
- (benefit) profit: derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
- (benefit) something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the benefit of all"
- A public performance or other entertainment of which the proceeds go to a particular charitable cause
- an island in the West Indies to the south of Cuba and to the west of Haiti
- A commercial and residential section of east central Queens in New York City
- (jamaican) of or relating to Jamaica (the island or the country) or to its inhabitants; "Jamaican rum"; "the Jamaican Prime Minister"
- An island country in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Cuba; pop. 2,713,000; official capital, Kingston; language, English
- a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism
- a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
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Devon House in the nineteenth century, Kingston, [date unknown]
Devon House, Kingston See also George Steibel
Devon House in the nineteenth century, Kingston, [date unknown]
Image from the National Library of Jamaica Photograph Collection. Permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from the National Library of Jamaica
Further information - Biography
George Steibel - Jamaica's first black millionaire
There was every indication at a very early stage that George Steibel was destined to lead an intriguing life. Born to a Jamaican housekeeper and a German Jew in the 1820s, George was subject to a range of criticisms and harsh treatment from his peers as a result of his mixed parentage. School was therefore not as fulfilling an experience as it should have been, and he quit the classroom at age fourteen to become a carpenter’s apprentice. George quickly developed a flair for carpentry, and by age 19 he played an integral role in the reconstruction of the famous Ferry Inn, between Kingston and Spanish Town.
In the 1840's, George's father gave him start-up capital to purchase a ship, which he began using to transport cargo between North and South America. Shortly after he purchased two additional ships to develop his new business venture in the Caribbean, including Cuba where a revolution was in high gear. He realized that the island would be ideal to undertake a lucrative gun-trading ring. While he did manage to make respectable profits from trading guns, he also fell in trouble with the law for his activities.
In 1851, George's life took a turn for the better when he married long time sweetheart Magdalene Baker, daughter of a Moravian Missionary. Soon after their son, Sigismund, named after George's father, was born. Two years later a girl, Theresa, joined the Steibel family. Five years after their marriage, his ships were caught in a terrible storm, which destroyed the vessels. Unfortunately Steibel was aboard one of the ships which sank off the coast of Venezuela. He managed to survive the wreckage and luckily he had the foresight to secure all his money which was stored in a leather belt. Steibel's tenacity soon began to show results, because shortly after arriving in Venezuela he became a peddler, and with his savings he purchased a mule to assist in transporting his goods. His misfortune at sea quickly dulled when he began trading gold in Venezuela. He invested in a gold mine with his friends, and fifteen years later in 1873 the business was showing huge profits. George Steibel had undoubtedly made an impressive stake in the gold mining business and the accolade awarded to him as Jamaica's first millionaire of African descent seemed very deserving and appropriate. His achievements were shattered however with the death of his son, and he returned home to Jamaica.
Steibel's love for his country and sense of civic duty kicked in almost immediately after his return to Jamaica. It is reported that he purchased 99 properties (it was illegal to own 100 properties during the period) including two sugar estates, a wharf at Church Street, Great Salt Pond and a Cattle Pen named Minard, in St. Ann.
He built a lavish home at Minard, which became the family’s favorite vacation getaway. In 1881 he commissioned the services of contractor Charles P. Lazarus to build the magnificent Devon House. The house boasted a library, gaming room, ballroom, sitting rooms, a sewing room, dining room, and bedrooms. The kitchen (now occupied by the Brick Oven) was located towards the back away from the House.
In addition to investing in property in Jamaica, Steibel was a philanthropist, assisting the poor and disadvantaged, as well as exhibiting continuous interest in the socio-economic state of the country. Several civic authorities and local groups invited Steibel to sit on their Boards including the Jamaica Permanent Benefit Society, the Jamaica Co-operative Fruit Insurance Company, the Board of Education and the Kingston and St. Andrew Union Poorhouse. Steibel's most noted civic duty came when he was named a Justice of the Peace (JP) and later Custos of St. Andrew. It was during his tenure as Custos that the Great Exhibition of 1891 was staged in Kingston. The Exhibition, which sought to introduce tourism to the island, required extensive financing which the government was unable to undertake. Steibel was among a small group of entrepreneurs who loaned the Government funds to stage the exhibition. In recognition of his services in the interest of the island, Her Majesty the Queen bestowed on Steibel the honour of Companion of the Most Distinguished Order (C.M.G.).
Over the next ten years George Steibel lived happily at Devon House with his wife Magdalene, and surrounded by his grandchildren. The Steibels also did an impressive job of holding lavish parties for friends and family. It was not surprising then that they employed a large staff which reportedly included four gardeners, two house maids, a butler, cook, laundress, grooms and coachman. Servants' Quarters were located in
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I know this isn't a great shot, took it in the dark... But its purely for Chubby's benefit to see what his hard earned Jamaican dollars bought :)
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