Millwright in Jamaica. "In 1756 a private act was passed to encourage him in his projection for raising water by fire and applying the same to turn water mills for grinding sugar canes."
George Abernethie of Kingston, millwright. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1765. Slave-ownership at probate: 5 of whom 3 were listed as male and 2 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £13954.47 Jamaican currency of which £300 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £13511.64 currency debts and £22 currency plate.
W. A. Fuertado, Official and Other Personages of Jamaica from 1655 to 1790 Compiled from Various Sources (1896), transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/bfeurtado01.htm.
Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.