Geoffrey S. Yates, Assistant Archivist, Jamaica Archives explains in detail:The melodramatic legend of Mrs. Annie Palmer of Rose Hall and Palmyra in St. James, a woman of unknown origins and of sinister beauty, who was murdered by her slaves as a retribution for her wickedness, is widely known and implicitly believed in Jamaica.
Lived on credit
Was it really Annie?
1This ties in with the 1831 Almanac where she is shown with 4 slaves previously reported (doubled to 8 for not filing a return in 1830.) Her name is listed as Anna M. Palmer.
2See 1833 Almanac, number still doubled from 4 to 8.
3For the names of the proprietors of Bonavista, see the following Almanacs: 1818, 1826, 1828, 1831, 1840.
4See 1840 Almanac.
5See also 1845 Almanac.