A relative forwarded your blog to me. I am one of the genealogy researchers in my family. The reference to Pelong Pen is very likely what our family knows as Friendship Pen, located in St. Andrews parish. The address of old indicated it was located on Slipe Road, which I believe bears a different name today. We have an official record that shows the "misspelling" of my great-grandmother's name as Pelong, when we know her name only as Pillon or Pilon. (I have also seen the Pelon spelling in one official record.) Her full name Was Semiramis Isabelle Pilon, b. 1868 or 1869 (we are not sure where--family lore gives New Orleans, Jamaica, France and Haiti as possible locations) and she was married to William George Wightman, who was born in London in 1843. According to family lore he was educated at Cambridge University in England and was the chief auditor for the new Transcontinental Railroad in the US. According to family lore Semiramis' mother Sarah Gibson owned Friendship Pen (aka affectionately as Frenchy Pen). BTW, a cousin found another Semiramis Pilon, b. in 1815 in Cuba, d. in 1899, living in New Orleans.(The census record indicated her full name included "Mary Magdeleine" also.) With the rarity of both names, we believe her to be a close relative of my great-grandmother's. I have more information on the family tree and history, should you be interested.
Joy Lumsden - long-time Jamaican history enthusiast!