Georgetown Guyana: Historic Kingston

Georgetown Guyana: Historic Kingston

Circa 1759  Cornelius Leary applied for and was granted a tract of land to cultivate cotton and coffee near the mouth of the Demerara  River. When he died this estate was inherited by his wife Eve Leary. In 1796 when the colony was captured  by the  British the  garrison  officers  established  a village on the Eve Leary estate. Built by the officers at the garrison, Kingston with its small cottages set amidst gardens resembled a little English village.

Some claim that Kingston was named in honor of Lieutenant Robert Kingston who constructed Fort St. George, whilst others claimed that it was named after King George. The name of streets such as Parade Street, Fort Street, and Duke Street( was named in honor of one of the Royal Dukes, son of George 11) are a reminder of the military heritage of this ward of the city of Georgetown.  [more]

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  • JOAN DE OLIVEIRA  On 06/20/2012 at 5:31 pm

    I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT FORT KYK OVER ALL…..AND FORT ZEA ( OR SEE )OVER ALL………JOAN

  • clarence james  On 06/20/2012 at 9:19 pm

    grew up in kingston,good place,used to play soccer at eve leary ground,best place in the city of georgetown.

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