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com­pany. Ward was a dy­namic and gifted en­tre­pre­neur, and un­der his lead­er­ship, Wray and Nephew be­gan a pe­riod of growth and pros­per­ity. Wray re­tired in 1862 and died in 1870, leav­ing Ward as the sole pro­pri­etor of the busi­ness.

In 1916, the en­tity, Lindo Broth­ers & Com­pany, pur­chased Wray & Nephew. Al­most im­me­di­ately there­after, the new com­pany, J. Wray & Nephew Ltd, pur­chased the Ap­ple­ton Es­tate – the old­est and most fa­mous of all Ja­maica’s sug­ar­cane es­tates.

J. Wray and Nephew Lim­ited grew over the years, evolv­ing to its cur­rent po­si­tion, where it ac­counts for ap­prox­i­mately 90 per cent of to­tal rum sales in Ja­maica.

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