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The Honourable Noel Newton NETHERSOLE

The Honourable Noel Newton NETHERSOLE

Male 1903 - 1959

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  • Name  The Honourable Noel Newton NETHERSOLE 
    Prefix  The Honourable 
    Nickname  Crab 
    Born  2 Nov 1903  47 James Street, Kingston, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Also incorrectly recorded as 17/11/1903.
    Noel Newton Nethersole
    Noel Newton Nethersole
    Birth registration
    Gender  Male 
    Education  1923 
    • NETHERSOLE, Noel Newton (Lincoln). b. 2 November 1903. Educ. Jamaica College. Read Law. Practice Law, Jamaica 1926-. Vice Pres. People's National Party. Mem. House of Representatives 1949. Minister of Finance, 1955. D. 17 March 1959.
      Source: http://www.rhodes-caribbean.com/register1.html
    Occupation  Between 1926 and 1939 
    Cricketer representing Jamaica. Left-hand batsman. 
    • NETHERSOLE, MR. NOEL NEWTON, who died at Kingston, Jamaica, on March 17, aged 55, was a good left-handed all-rounder who failed to get a Blue when going up to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 1933. He played for Oxfordshire before returning home and captaining Jamaica for several seasons. From 1939 to 1955 "Crab" Nethcrsole served on the West Indies Board of Control and he had been a member of the House of Representatives since 1949.
      Source: www.cricinfo.com
    Living  12 Oct 1945  Beechwood Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  Between 1955 and 1959  Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Minister of Finance 
    • Noel Newton Nethersole, whose statue stands tall in front of the Bank of Jamaica building, was Minister of Finance in the years 1955 to 1959. A Rhodes scholar and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Jamaica, Mr. Nethersole was placid and tenacious of character, dispersing his energies "amongst many avocations".

      As Minister of Finance, his portfolio included public finance, financial planning, taxation, banking and currency and exchange control. He is credited with having a clear-sighted understanding of the real necessities of national independence. During his term of office as Minister of Finance, Nethersole worked to achieve three goals:


      * to create within the Government, an effective instrument for the centralization of financial control and the development of financial policy;
      * to establish modern techniques of financial management; and
      * to stimulate and foster the growth of modern financial institutions.


      Mr. Nethersole foresaw the need for the establishment of a stock exchange, a development bank and a central bank as tools necessary for the execution of a sound monetary policy. By the time of his death at the age of 57 in 1959, plans for the establishment of the Central Bank were well underway.


      Noel Nethersole's portrait appeared on the $20 note which circulated between 1976 and 2000.

      In 1960, Mr. Vernon Arnett, in speaking on the bill dealing with the creation of the Central Bank, could say this of Mr. Nethersole:

      "It had long been his profound conclusion that the organization of the financial institutions of the country were an indispensable part of our economic development and that the development of these institutions would give reality to our political status and enable Jamaica to press forward with its economic progress in an orderly and coherent manner."

      Source: Bank of Jamaica http://www.boj.org.jm/bank_father.php
    Noel Newton Nethersole (1903-1959)
    Noel Newton Nethersole (1903-1959)
    His portrait appeared on the $20 note in circulation between 1976 and 2000
    Noel Newton Nethersole (1903-1959)
    Noel Newton Nethersole (1903-1959)
    Noel Newton Nethersole (1903-1959)
    Noel Newton Nethersole (1903-1959)
    Statue in front of the Bank of Jamaica building
    Travel  19 May 1957  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Noel Newton Nethersole & Elsie Maud nee Ennever
    Noel Newton Nethersole & Elsie Maud nee Ennever
    BOAC passenger manifest
    Died  Mar 1959  Kingston, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary in Wisden
      NETHERSOLE, MR. NOEL NEWTON, who died at Kingston, Jamaica, on March 17, aged 55, was a good left-handed all-rounder who failed to get a Blue when going up to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 1933. He played for Oxfordshire before returning home and captaining Jamaica for several seasons. From 1939 to 1955 "Crab" Nethcrsole served on the West Indies Board of Control and he had been a member of the House of Representatives since 1949.
    Noel Newton Nethersole (1903-1959)
    Noel Newton Nethersole (1903-1959)
    Obituary. Source The Times 19/3/1959
    NOEL NEWTON NETHERSOLE
    NOEL NEWTON NETHERSOLE
    A Short Study by James Carnegie
    Published by Bank of Jamaica
    November 1975
    Noel Newton Nethersole (1903-1959)
    Noel Newton Nethersole (1903-1959)
    Obituary - The Times 31/5/1959
    Person ID  I7754  3. Jamaican Ennever/ors
    Last Modified  22 Jun 2012 

    Father  John Mapletoft NETHERSOLE, C.B.E., J.P.,   Died:  7 Aug 1935, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Agnes Caroline CLARKE,   Died:  Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Oct 1889 
    • Recorded as the son of John Crosbie.
    Family ID  F3579  Family Group Sheet

    Family (spouse)  Elsie Maud ENNEVOR,   Born:  9 Nov 1902, Hatfield, Manchester, Mandeville, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  23 Jan 1958, Kingston, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Jun 1934  Kingston, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2177  Family Group Sheet

  • Event Map

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Nov 1903 - 47 James Street, Kingston, Jamaica Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jun 1934 - Kingston, Jamaica Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 12 Oct 1945 - Beechwood Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister of Finance - Between 1955 and 1959 - Jamaica Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - 19 May 1957 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Mar 1959 - Kingston, Jamaica Link to Google Earth
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    Noel Newton Nethersole (1903-1959)
    Noel Newton Nethersole (1903-1959)

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