His father was a respected merchant described as being 'a free coloured'. It's reported that for forty years, he had been one of the leading merchants in the city and had a wholesale and retail store in Swan Street. He was also the owner of Neils Plantation.
It was originally located at Beckwith Place, until it was moved to its present location in 1940.
This Fountain was opened on November 02, 1865, and was described as "a little gem of architectural beauty, there being nothing in Barbados to compare it with".
On the monument, each of its marble statues represents different Ideals: Justice, Fortitude, Temperance and Prudence.
|Coleridge Street (the centre point facing the Library and the Law Complex)|