Samuel Jefferson, the owner of Wingfield Estate, sold about ten acres to the Earl of Romney. This transaction gave birth to the neighboring Romney Manor. It thrived as a sugar plantation and rum distillery for generations. A highlight of the eight acre property is this 400 year old saman tree featured in the gardens. The diameter measures 24 feet. It spread across 1.5 acres. Since 1976, Romney Manor has also been home to Caribelle Batik. The company is a major producer of fine fabrics and garments that are stenciled with wax before being dyed (similar to tie dye). You can watch artisans create the batik products then purchase some for yourself.