Caribelle Batik – Romney Manor is a beautiful estate once owned by Sam Jefferson II.
Sam jefferson was the great great great grandfather of Thomas Jefferson (3rd president of USA).
In the early 17th century the estate was acquired by the Earl of Romney and thus called the Romney Manor.
Historians have evidence which suggest that Tegereman, an eminent Carib Indian Chief had a village on this site.
In 1834 contrary to the instructions of the British Parliament, Lord Romney declared his slaves free men.
Romney Estate therefore became the first estate in St. Kitts to emancipate their slaves.
Set in approximately 10 acres of grounds, Romney Estate was established in the 17th century and since then has only known 6 family owners.
Today Caribelle Batik is set in 10 acres of lush, exotic gardens.