Author: Richard H Rose
Publisher: F.A. Owen Publishing Company, Dansville NY USA
188 pages, 19 b&w photos, 2 maps
Availablity: copies are held in
- The Cayman National Archives
- The New York Genealogical Biographical Society, and
- Columbus Memorial Library
No it's not a spelling mistake, Utilla is the old english spelling for the present day Utila.
This fascinating book covers the history of Utila from the early indians through the depopulation of The Bay Islands by Spanish & Cuban Slavers in about 1650, the Pirate years in the 18th Century, the early British Settlers arriving via Grand Caymans in 1836 and British colonization from 1852? through the British Treaty with Honduras of 28th November 1859 until eventual cession on 22nd April 1861.
With many contemporary stories and accounts of life in Utila in the late 19th century when the Utila population grew from 101 in 1858 to nearly 800 in 1904. Many of the early settlers family names, Cooper, Bush, Howell, Hill, Jackson, Morgan, Rose, Thompson, and Warren, live on in present day Utila.