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Jamaica Family Research

JamaicaFamilySearch.com is an online genealogy resource library that targets persons researching their Jamaican family history. The site contains information on Jamaican residents primarily born before 1920. Some of the site’s contents is free to the public but for full access to all resources you need to pay a reasonable fee for membership(US$8/month,US$20/3month and US$75/year). To subscribe to the site navigate to here: https://www.keysecure.com/jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Subscribe/subscribe.htm

The site is updated regularly with Particia’s finds as well as user contributions. Below you will find a list of type of documents and transcriptions found on the website. The list is divided into pages that are free to public access and those pages reserved for members only. These lists are updated regularly.

Free Pages

  1. Jamaica Almanacs - Almanacs contained a list of the proprietors and properties. Almanacs also listed official and other persons on the island in the Civil and Military Lists.
  2. 1878 Directory of Jamaica – The Directory is a book that lists name, full address, occupation, and place of employment, for people from all walks of life in Jamaica.
  3. Manumissions of slaves 1820-1825 - Manumission is the act of a slave owner freeing his or her slaves.
  4. Private Acts of the Jamaican Assembly 1760-1810
  5. History of the Parish of Trelawny by Daniel Ogilvie
  6. Index to Monumental Insciptions of the British West Indies by J. H. Lawrence-Archer
  7. Handbooks of Jamaica - extracts
  8. Various editions of the Royal Gazette publication
  9. “Stirring Incidents in the life of a British Soldier,” being stationed in Jamaica, and his view of the Morant Bay Rebellion.
  10. Pages from the 1910 Directory: Transportation and Advertisements
  11. The “Jamaica Witness
  12. History of the Moravian missions in Jamaica
  13. Who’s Who, Feurtado’s “Personages”, Caribbeana and other book and newspaper excerpts
  14. Excerpts from Jamaican Parish Registers and Wills
  15. Excerpts from Parish Registers
  16. British censuses – excerpts
  17. Documents at the Public Records Office, England – excerpts
  18. Photographs and drawings of early Jamaica, and modern Jamaica. Maps

 

Member Pages

  1. Lists of proprietors and properties 1811-1845
  2. Civil and Military Lists 1751 – 1870
  3. Voters’ List 1860
  4. Who’s Who 1861
  5. 1891 Business Directory
  6. 1910 Business and residential Directory
  7. Church of England (Anglican ), Civil Registration, Wills, Dissenter Marriages Registers 1680-1930
  8. Jewish births, marriages, deaths - 1680-1930
  9. Official and Other Personages of Jamaica 1655 to 1790
  10.  A newspaper report on the Morant Bay Rebellion.
  11. Louis C. Malabre’s manuscripts records of the St. Domingue refugee families in Jamaica, and their descendants. See families and documents
  12. Colonial Office Correspondences
  13. Pedigrees of Burke and Bouke Families in Ireland for 100o
  14. Introduction to Burke Pedigrees
  15. Diary of Philip Livingston, 1782-1783
  16. Diaries of James and Ann Taylor 1797-1800
  17. British Regiments stationed in Jamaica 1702 to 1962
  18. Maps of Jamaica 1702-1845

Tips on searching the website:

 

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Jamaica Census Parish of St. Thomas 1670

 

An early record of the population in the parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica was taken in the year 1670. The following census lists the names of the early settlers and the number of acres of land they owned at the time. It is estimated that 59 familes (590persons) lived in the parish in 1670.

Source: Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Author: W. Noel Sainsbury

Name Acres
Thomas Amor 10
Southwell Atkins 1070
Charles Barnett 90
John Bassett 78
Thomas Booth 12
William Basnett 60
Capt. Thomas Browne 1060
Joseph Barger 11
Francis Butterfield 30
Samuel Backs, Esq. 200
Christopher Cooper 690
Caesar Carter 60
Gawell Crouch 100
Thomas Carpenter 6
John Clarke 90
Josiah Child and Mate 1330
John Davenport 340
Francis Davis 120
Thomas Evans 215
Stephen Evans 330
Col. Thomas Freeman 1309.5
Robt. Fargasson 24
James Gosling 800
Thomas Groves 238
John Hooper 140
John Hunt 180
Thomas Hudson 390
More 120
David Jones 70
Thomas Johnson 350
Widow Lawrence 73
Henry Lupton 400
John Lucy 92
Richard Layton 90
Nicholas License 264
Samuel Lewis, Esq. 880
Edward Madox 30
Thomas Manning 125
Daniel Pearse 8
Charles Probert 64
Thomas Paulhill 700
Rice Prosser 38
John Putnam 200
Dearmon Regaine 145
More 40
George Robbins 12
Thomas Reese 60
Clement Richardson 846
William Richardson 10
John Stokes 25
John Stevenson 211
Edmond Sweet 140
Thomas Stacey 120
James Scott 17
Thomas Steward 60
John Stephens 60
John Salisbury 150
Walter Tresias 120
Tobias Wilson 50
Thomas Wiltshire 122
John Wallis and Boucher 150

Jamaica Census St. Katherine’s Parish 1670

An early record of the population in the parish of St. Katherine’s, Jamaica was taken in the year 1670. The following census lists the names of the early settlers and the number of acres of land they owned at the time. It is estimated that 158 familes (2370 persons) lived in the parish in 1670.

Source: Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Author: W. Noel Sainsbury

 

Name Acres
John Archer 560
Capt. John Bourden 2255
Richard Beckford 578
John Bonner 82
William Bunn and Mate 64
Robert Bedford 30
John Berry 40
Lieut.-Col. Robert Bindlos 1935
Edward Blackman 62
Col. Thomas Ballard 2391
More 1000
Peter Burton 78
Richard Boyse 148
Susanna Barker 160
Anthony Burroughs 40
Thomas Burden 67
Francis Barnes 60
Hersey Bawett 32.5
William benton 44
Edward Burt 27
Christopher Butler 9
Nicholas Collins 60
John Casteele 210
John Collett 120
John Colebeck 812
Capt. Colebeck and Inhabitants 1340
Josua Cooper 60
William Cussans 551
John Cater 252
James Casement 190
James Crookshanke 90
Matthew Crew 800
Thomas Cox 300
Bryan Clackey 100
Derby Cecil 110
Francis Crookshanke 40
Major Anthony Collier and Mates 2600
Col. John Cope 144
John Doughty and Mate 80
Thomas Davis 440
William Deane 597
George Dunkin and Mate 60
Timothy Dodd 300
Oliver Dust 60
John Drinkewater 27
John Ellis 150
Henry Edey 30
George Elkin 3286
Dorothy Eaton 220
Augustine Evans 401
Capt. William Freeman 40
Bartholomew Fant 1130
Angelina Fant 210
William Floyd 60
Widow Farefield 385
Major Thomas Fuller 1309
Humphrey Freeman, Esq. 627
Tobias Foot 120
Roger Fugas 30
John Flemming 34
Robert Ford 100
John Gimball 618
Andrew Groves 38
William Gray 720
John Gillingham 120
William Gibson 45
Richard Guy 270
Joachim Hane 420
William Hebb, Esq. 437
Henry Hilliard 100
Wm. Hill and Mate 190
Nicholas Homes 100
William Hubblethorpe and Mate 160
Anthony Hopper 70
George Hollowfield 140
George Hanborow 450
Edward Hans and Mate 123
Richard Hemmings 1600
John Hatkins and Mate 1190
William Herbert 120
John Hillier and Perrot 320
Francis Hull 100
Alice Howell 15
William Harker 164
George Holyday 33
Simon Huse 3
Cary Hellgar 146
Wm. Hobbleton 120
Francis Inians 453
John Jackson 30
Wm. Knowles 760
George Knight 63
Thomas Lyon 96
Samuel Long 18
Thomas Lilly 782
Samuel Lewis and Francis Man 1555
William Mullins Esq. 522
Capt. Hender Molesworth 2480
Wm. Matthews 520
John Moore 19
Charles Morgan 910
William Mosely 1242
William Morris 40
Bryan Macue 30
Thomas Modyford, Esq. and Company 6090
Philip Masters 411.5
Thomas Martin 130
Hugh Mighty 140
William Mathewes 170
Sir James Modyford 3500
William Markham 33
Lucas Martin 30
Sir Thomas Modyford 109
George Newell 475
George Needham, Esq. 1764
Capt. John Noye 5868
William Oakes 19
John Parsons and Mate 30
Joseph Peters 30
Francis Philips 33
Alexander Pitts and Mate 90
Francis Price and Mate 150
Thomas Parnell 120
William Perkins 88
Thomas Pitts 500
James Parsons 34
John Parish 175
More 120
Joseph Peters 55
George Reekstead 60
George Russell 160
Bartholomew Roe 33
Evan Rice 120
John Ridgway 340
Royall Company 470
Henry Rimes 530
Thomas Raby 398
Fulke Rose 380
Jos. Char. Stevenson 30
John Slicker 90
James Sharpington 60
Henry Saw 400
George Tirlow 42
John Thomas and Mate 153
Thomas Tyler 210
John Vine 45
Henry Veasy 90
More 33
Thomas Webb 20
Michael Whaley and Mate 163
Henry Weston 61
John Went 81.5
More 150
John Welting 150
Robert Willias and Mates 120
John Wooley and Mates 201
George Woodger and Parris 100
Isaac Wells 9
William White 15.5
John Whiting 30

Jamaica Census Parish of St. David’s 1670

An early record of the population in the parish of St. David’s, Jamaica was taken in the year 1670. The following census lists the names of the early settlers and the number of acres of land they owned at the time. It is estimated that 80 familes (960 persons) lived in the parish in 1670.

Source: Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Author: W. Noel Sainsbury

Name Acres
Nicholas Alexander 760
Robert Avery 30
Thomas Bend 80
Edmund Bates 49
John Burton 150
John Banfield 60
John Campion 90
More 13
Cornelius Cole 90
Henry Cole 30
William Davis 150
Thomas Evans and Mate 160
George Elkin and Petty 563
Edward Elliot and Pearse 80
Francis Fouracers 160
Lieut.-Col. Robert Freeman 1338.75
Col. Thomas Freeman 440
Edward Fox 90
Thomas Fargar 345
Richard Gwinnell 140
Morgan George 30
Thomas Griffin 15
Matthew Halpin 60
John Harris 60
Thomas Harry 120
George Hooke 90
Henry Henderson 30
John Hobby and Alexander 82
John Hobby 126
George Hunt 45
John Hutchins 30
Samuel Hancock 60
John James and Mate 70
Edward Jackson 30
Peter Jacob 30
John Gerrard and Jourden 30
John Lamstead 30
Major Richard Lloyd 1370
Major Lloyd and Burton 294
Bryan Mascall, and Sylvester 54
Matthew Oliver 30
Luke Phillips 150
Henry Poores 40
John Price 140
Francis Powell 17
Richard Pearce and Elliott 90
Matthew Price 60
William Powell 30
Robert Puncher 60
William Ring 70.5
William Rives, Esq. 210
Walter Roles 40
Richard Richardson, Esq. 1034
Richard Richardson and Mate 152
Edward Reid 30
Thomas Reid 150
James Rogers 30
Clement Richardson 50
Thomas Ransdon 130
Robert Stubbs and Mate 66
Jacob Stokes 640
Jacob Stokes and Smith
William Sheldrake 35
Benjamin Smith 60
Robert Smith 374
Major John Saunderson 44
Thomas Swaine 60
John Terry 58
Jenkin Thomas 18.5
Charles Thomas 30
Robert Thompson 30
Stephen Valley 55
Thomas Whittle 60
William Wolfe 30
Henry Winkes and Mate 65
James Wallis 30
Robert Woddard 60
William Witch 30
John Wilson and William Parker 30
John White and Elkins 30
John Wimble and Seamore 152

Jamaica Census – Parish of St. Andrews 1670

An early record of the parish of St. Andrew’s, Jamaica population was taken in the year 1670. The following census lists the names of the early settlers and the number of acres of land they owned at the time. It is estimated that 194 familes (1552 persons) lived in the parish in 1670.

Source: Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Author: W. Noel Sainsbury

Name Acres
John Andrews 4
Henry Archboule, Esq. 2030
Thomas Aldworth 5
John Akin 7.5
John Bonnett 5
Edward Bussell 11
Robert Bull 34
Charles Benway 30
Doctor Richard Brian 351
John Barrett and Mates 90
Nicholas Barrett and Mate 20
Edward Berry 279
Capt. Samuel Barry 400
Major William Buston 878
Titus Boreman 78
John Browning 22
Widow Backhouse 28
James Barry 27
James Boney 50
More 12
William Burt 110
George Bennett 234
Nicholas Butler and Mate 34
John Baugh 11
Francis Bussell and Smith 60
Henry Bowen and Mate 84
Thomas Butler 31
Phillip Botterill 22
Henry Banfield 21
John Burdis and Mate 23
William Bent and Henry Bonner 800
George Blundall 15
John Belfield 369
Jasper Blanch 6
John Cooper 512
Samuel Conyers 216
Thomas Cater 100
Matthew Cotton 40.5
Joseph Casteele 217.5
Richard Collinwood 50
Ancill Cole 20
John Cooke 107
Capt. Thomas Clarke 605
John Cape and Westbury 22
Markham Clouds 7.5
Anthony Collier 44
Thomas Brewer 211
John Cahaune and Mate 11
George Campe 91
William Capon 6
John Clove 20
Edmond de la Crez 660
William Davison 240
Nicholas de la Roch 6
Richard Dunn 60
Henry Hawkins 15
Robert Davis and Morgan 200
Francis Daniell 33.5
Edward Exceceune 17
John Edwards and Mate 56
George Ecclestone 14
William Elder 96
Thomas Edmonds 70
Richard Feilder 100
Jeremiah Fowler 63
Morris Fleyne 42
Henry Ford 100
Thomas Flood 3
William Ford 210
Jenkin Lloyd 7
Mary Fisher 7.5
William Groves 15
Luke Grose 28
Charles Griffin 9
James Grimes 7.5
Sampson George 40
Robert Galloway 9.75
Widow Gay 74
John Garrett 8.5
Daniel Garvin 2.5
Nathaniell Guy 190
Morgan Hopkins 19
William Hazard 11
Charles Hudson 44
Lieut.-Col. Richard Hope and ye
Inhabitants 970
Lieut.-Col. Richard Hope 1497
Gowen Hill 80
James Howell 1233
Richard Hussett 8
James Hunt 8
John Hendy 47
Nicholas Hancock 50
John Hone 21
Henry Hammot 6
Gregory Hubbart 48
George Home 218
Francis Hope 12
John Hattevill 20
William Jones 60
Walter Jenkins 34
John Johnson 12
Andrew Jewell 30
John Jefferies 24
Thomas Joyce 30
Samuel Keamor 30
Matthew Knight 12
Abraham Keeling 60
William Kilgress 8
William Cane 13
Nicholas Keine 643
Jane Leader 19
Widow Lane 5
Francis Larow 48
John Lewis 600
Nicholas Leford 40
Jacob Lucy and Company 34
William Launce 336
John Maverley 130
William Mayo 40
Sir James Modyford 530
James Manderson 34
Owen Macarta 56
Alexander Mills 41
John Murrow 14
Christopher Mayan 30
Robert Moody 50
Richard Mapeley 28
William Parker 10
Wm. St. Onyon 10
John Preist 80.5
John Pond 6
Janes Pinnuck 802
John Potter 142.5
Joseph Phypes 84
John Pitts 7.5
John Pearse 30
Capt. William Parker 1534
Robert Pyatt 62
Capt. William Rivers 60
Ralph Rippon 20
John Robinson 46
James Russell 9
Francis Russell and Mates 53
Moses Raco 18
Francis Scarlett, Esq. 1000
Edward Stanton and Henry Bonner 500
Edward Manton 374
John Spread 9.5
Lieut. John Stanley 90
Morris Shehan 4
David Spence 7.5
John Stiles and Mate 67
Cornelius Struys 122
Thomas South 60
Richard Seaward 7
John Stephens 20
William Sparkes 75
Samuell Sawyer 14
Richard Smith 16
Thomas Sampson 120
John Thompson 18
Thomas Todd and Mate 49
Pater Tarragon 16
Anne Thorne 156
William Tanton 24
Thomas Trinado 38
Peter Turpin 622
Thomas Tuttle 40
William Terrill 15
Thomas Tothill 1300
Richard Teage 88
Capt. William Vallett 220
Thomas Vaughen 37
Richard Wilson 54
William Waters 8
Capt. Saul Wanner 60
John Williams 30
William Warrington 270
Thomas Taylor 18
Richard Thorne 16
William Wilson 80
Hugh Weekes 44
Charles Whitfield 950
William Warren 707
Edward Wooden 7.5
Thomas Watson 9
Richard Wood 70
John Wilson 20
Anthony Woodhouse 4
George Wattle 56
James Woodall 8.5
Richard Valley 200
John Walker 308
Charles Whitefield 51
Henry Wastell and Mate 16

Jamaica Census – Parish of Clarendon 1670

An early account of the number of persons living in the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica was taken in the year 1670. The following census lists the names of the early settlers and the number of acres of land they owned at the time. It is estimated that 143 familes (1430 persons) lived in the parish in 1670.

Source: Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Author: W. Noel Sainsbury

Name Acres
Lewis Anderson 58
John Ashley 156
The widow Allwinckle 600
Cornelius Adams 50
Eleanor Barrett 55
Richard Barrett 149
John Butcher and Mates 297.5
George Booth 1200
Robert Barriffe 100
Widow Bolton 100
Robert Brownlow 190
Edward Bramfield 100
John Bankes and Street 60
Ezraell Baldwin 400
Nicholas Bolton 500
Anthony Burroughs 30
Peter Beckford 2238
Lieut.-Col. Robert Bindlos 250
Edward Bull 61
Joseph Bathurst 1200
Major Anthony Collier 1261
Jane Clarke 240
Thomas Casnell 270
Richard Carr 30
Edmund Cross 90
William Courtman 65
Thomas Cole 136
William Coxhead 54
George Child 120
Edward Cock 136
Lord Clarendon 3000
Barbara Call 70
Peter Cockup 60
Robert Cooper 90
Capt. Edward Collier 1020
Peter Copake 160
Henry Dunnell 30
John Downer 210
John Durant 432
Henry Douch 20
Henry Davis 41.25
John Fisher 138
William Frogg 90
William Frame 120
William Follar 30
Hugh Gilbert 93.75
Joseph Gardner 570
Richard Gray 180
William Gent 240
Michael Garrett 91
Joseph Griffin 60
Edward Garrett and Mate 30
Richard Greene 260
Edward Gerrard 25
Hugh Ginge 20
John Gage 10
Martin Goldin 20
William Gunter 200
Capt. Christopher Horner 1083
John Hill 275
Henry Hilliard 1668
John Hewitt 890
George Holsworth 186
George Hammond 65
John Hunt 120
Richard Hooton and Gunter 100
Richard Haymas 100
Thomas Halse 466
Capt. Joachim Hane 1500
Harman Jacob 305
Lt.-Col. William Ivy 1075
John Jonson 220
Edward Isles 30
Ralph Johnson 40
Ruth Kilby 90
Hugh Kinn 81
William Lord 435
John Lock 35
Robert Little 106
Capt. Samuel Long 2200
Jane Lumbard 150
Robert Leonard 100
John Loyd and Franklins 379
John Lory 50
Originall Lewis 70
Richard Mugg and Mates 770
John Marshall 186
John Magill and Mate 60
Adam More 90
John Morant 30
Valentine Munby 105
Francis Man 285
Wm. Mason 185
Richard Masey 50
Daniell Morris 30
Widow Netherland 120
John Newman 112
Richard Ollife 66
Richard Phelps 320
Jasper Pickerine 550
John Powell 60
Roger Phypes 80
Wm. Pritchett 30
George Pattison 122
Wm. Pearse 42
Ralph Rippon 140
George Rickets 40
Edward Ray and Mate 109
Thomas Roden 243
Edmund Rule and Mate 330
Philip Roberts 405
Roger Ramsy and Mate 41.25
Thos. Robinson and Mate 50
George Ragg 36
Elias Sedgwick 10
Francis Starkey 227
Francis Sperry 349
More 240
John Smith 76
Robert Smith 180
Robert Stone 75
John Stiles 90
John Shewin 30
Nathaniell Shin and Mate 84
Robert Smart 60
Michaell Saunders 120
John Shaw 450
Amos Stevens 10
John Sheppard 185
John Skellin 210
John Thompson 300
Joseph Taylor 12
John Taylor 190
John Townsend 210
Benjamin Tillinghurst 300
Robert Varney, Esq. 701
John Vizard 120
Priscilla Willoughby 600
John Warren 188
Robert Warner and Mate 350
Robert Wright 100
Tobias Windsor 60
Thomas Waite 88
Thomas Wills