JAMAICA



Index of Dissenter births.

Note: contains an index of dissenters' births in Jamaica. Dissenters were NOT belonging to the established Church of England, mainly Baptists, Prebyterians, Weslyan-Methodist and Moravian. The records are arranged by first letter of surname, generally the christian name (but not always), sometimes the name of the mother, of which Parish, then book (liber) and page (folio) original record. The original records of which this index is a key, do not appear to be available at this time.

USE HIGH MAGNIFICATION READER. 1895 and 1909 missing.

Contents Date Film location area Film #
Index of dissenter births 1844 - 1854 Latin America film area 1563555

IMMIGRATION

Note: list of seamen aboard the ship Isabella Maria bound for Jamaica, No information aabout locality from which ship sailed nor the date of departure.

Contents Date Film location area Film #
- - US/Canada film area 1032475



INDEX OF DEATHS

Note: Surname indexes of the death registers ofor Jamaica, The registrar has assigned each parish a discrete letter code as follows; A-Kingston; B-St. Andrew; C-St.Thomas; D-Portland; E-St.Catherine; F-St. Mary; G-St.Ann; H-Clarendon; I-Manchester; K-St.Elizabeth; L-Westmoreland; M-Hanover; N-St. James; O-Trelawny; P-Cayman Islands, which were under Jamaican jurisdiction until 1962.

USE HIGH MAGNIFICATION READER

Contents Date Film location area Film #
A - O 1878 Latin America film area 1563504

item 1

  Oct. 1878 - Sept. 1879   item 2
  Oct. 1879 - Sept. 1880   item 3
  1880 -1881   item 4
  1881 - 1882   item 5
  1882 - 1883   item 6
  1883 - 1884   item 7
  1884 - 1885   item 8
A - P 1886   item 9
A - G 1886 - 1887 v.1   item 10
H - P 1886 - 1887 v. 2   1563512

item 1

A - P 1887 - 1888   item 2
A -G 1888 - 1889 v. 2   item 3





A - P Oct. - Dec. 1899   item 4
A - G

H - P

1890 v.1

v. 2

  item 5
A - P 1891   item 6
  1892   item 7
  1893   item 8
  1894   1563513

item 1

A - G

H - P

1894 v. 1

v. 2

  item 2
A - P 1896   item 3
A - G

H - P

1897 v. 1

V.2

  item 4
A - P 1898   item 5
A - G

H - P

1899 v. 1*

v. 2

  item 6
A - P 1900   1563514

item 1

A - G

H - P

1901 v.1

v. 2

  item 2
A - G

H _ P

1902 v. 1

v. 2

  item 3
A - G

H - P

1903 v.1

v.2

  item 4
A - G

H - P

1904 v. 1

v.2

  item 5
A - G

H - P

1905 v. 1

v. 2

  item 6
A - G 1906 v. 1   item 7
H - P 1906 v.2   1563533

item 1

A - G

H- O book spine gives date 1908 in error

1907 v. 1

v. 2

  item 2
A - G

H - O

1808 v.1

v.2

  item 3-4
A - G

H -O

1910 v. 1

v.2

  item 5
A-G

H-O

1911 v.1

v.2

  item 6
A - G

H - O

1912 v.1

v.2

  156553

item 1





A - G

H - O

1913 v.1

v.2

  item 2
A - G

H - O

1914 v. 1

v.2

  item 3
A - G

H - O

1915 v.1

v.2

  item 4
A - G

H - O; Kingston book lacks some pages

1916 v.1

v.2

  item 5
A - G

H - O

1917 v.1

v.2

  1563554

item 1

A -G

H -O

1918 v.1

v.2

  item 2
A - G

H - O

1919 v.1

v.2

  item 3
A - G

H - O

1920 v.1

v.2

  item 4
A - G 1921 v.1   1855213

item 1

H - O 1921 v.2   item 2
H - O 1922 v.2   item 3
A - G 1922 v.1 out of order   item 4
A - G 1923 v.1   item 5
H - O v.2   item 6
A - G 1924 v.1   item 7
H - O v.2   item 8
A - G 1925 v.1   item 9
H - O v.2   item 10
A - G 1926 v.1   1855218

item 1

H - O v. 2   item 2
A - G 1927 v. 1   item 3
H - O v.2   item 4
A - G 1928 v.1; surname "A" is missing   item 5
H - O v.2   item 6
A - G 1929 v.1   item 7
H - O v.2   item 8
A - O 1930 v.2; v.1 is missing   item 0





MARRIAGE

Note: same info as above, Church of England (Anglican) USE HIGH MAGNIFICATION READER. Brides 1890 missing, Parties 1913 - 1914 missing.

Contents Date Film location Film #
Index of marriages 1871 - 1879 Latin America film area 1389020

item 1

Brides A -O; v.1

H -O; v.2

1880 -1886   1563437

item 1

A - P; v.1

H - P; v.2

Oct. 1880 - Sept. 1888   item 2
A - P Oct. 1888 - Sept. 1889   item 3
A - P Oct. - Dec. 1889   item 4
A - P 1891   item 5
A - P 1892   item 6
A - F 1893   item 7
G - P 1893   1563463

item 1

A - P 1894   item 2
Names of parties, A 1895   item 3
A - H, v. 1

I - P, v.2

1895   item 4
A - P 1896   item 5
A - H, v.1

I - P, v.2

1897   item 6
A - P 1898   item 7
A - P 1899, some pages missing from front of book   item 8
A - G, v.1

H - P, v.2

1900   item 9
A - G, v.1

I - P, v.2

1901   item 10
A - G, v.1

I - P, v.2

1902   item 11
Bridegrooms A -G, v.1

H - P v.2

1880 - 1886   1563486

item 1

A - P Oct. 1886 - Sept. 1888   item 2
A - P Oct. 1888 - Sept. 1889   item 3
A - P Oct. - Dec. 1889   item 4
A -P 1890 - 1894   item 5 - 9
A -P 1895 - 1902   1563456
Names of parties,

A - G, v.1

H - P, v.2



1903 - 1904
  1563487

item 1





A - G, v. 1

H - O, v.2

1905 - 1906   item 2
A - F, v.1

G - O, v.2

1907 - 1908   item 3
A - G. v.1

H - O, v.2

1908 - 1910   item 4
A - G, v.1

H - O, v.2

1911 - 1912   item 5
A - G, v.1

H - O, v.2

1915 - 1916   item 6
A - G, v.1

H - O, v.2

1917 - 1918   item 7
A - G, v.1

H - O, v.2

1919 - 1920   1563505
A - G v.1 1921 - 1922   1855263

item 1

H - O, v.2 1921 - 1922   item 2
A - G, v.1 1923 - 1924   item 3
H - O, v.2 1923 - 1924   item 4
H - O, v.2 1925 - 1926, v.1 missing   item 5
A - G, v.1 1927 - 1928   item 6
H - O, v.2 1927 - 1928   item 7
H - O, v.2 1929 - 1930, vl missing   item 8





CHURCH OF ENGLAND,

Dioceses of Jamaica, Registrar

Note: In 1824 the Diocese of Jamaica was established. In 1825 the office of the Registra of the Diocese was established. Rectors sent copies of exissting registers there and sent annual transcripts thereafter. The Parish register transcript recorded baptisms, marriages and burials. Bith and death registers were mandated by law in 1843 and kept for a few years, but the law was widely ignored and was repealed after a few years. Civil registration replaced this system in 1880

Parish Hisstories:

St. Andrew - original parish

St.Ann - original parish

St. Catherine - original parish

Clarendon - original parish

St. David - original parish, absorbed by St.Thomas in the East, 1866

St. Dorothy - Separated from Clarendon, 1675; absorbed by St. Catherine, 1866

St.Elizabeth - original parish

St.George - original parish, absorbed by Portland, 1866

Hanover - Separated from Westmoreland. 1723

St. James - original parish

St. John - original parish; abssorbed sy St.Catherine, 1866

Kingston - separated from St.Andrew, 1693

Manchester - created from St.Elizabeth, Claredon and Vere, 1814

St. Mary - original parish

Metcalfe - created from St.George and St. Mary, 1841; abssorbed by St. Mary, 1866

Portland - created from St. George and St. Thomas in the East, 1723

Port Royal - original parish, portion absorbed by Kingston and the rest by St. Andrew, 1866

St.Thomas in the East - origin al parish, portion absorbed by Portland 1866

St.Thomas in the Vale - separated from St. Catherine 1675; reabsorbed by it, 1866

Trelawrny - separated grom St. James, 1770

Vere - separated from Clarendon, 1673; reabsorbed bu it , 1886

Westmoreland - separated bron St. Elizabeth 1703



The registers are arranged in five series: 1.) copy registers of individual parishes, early -ca. 1825; 2.) Parish registers, transcripts compiled by the Diocesan Office. 1826 -1850, 1860 - 1871; 3.) Parish registers, new series , 1849 - 1860; 4.) Law 6 registers, [refer to law 6 passed in 1871]; 5.) Birth and Death registers 1844 - 1851. Entries for parishes are combined in all but the first series.



There are indexes for each parish covering the first three series of registers. There is a separate but incomplete index for the period 180 - 1871. There is a separate index for Law 6 registers.



Entries for the different events were carried to a succeeding register at different times. Consequently, the inclusive dates of an individual vol. may overlap with another vol. For example the unclusive dates for a vol. may be 1822 - 1844, repsenting baptisms 1822 - 1833 and marriages 1822 - 1844 and burials 1822 - 1840; and the inclusive dates for the next vol. 1834 - 1855 repsenting baptisms 1833 - 1855, marriages 1844 - 1855 and burials 1840 - 1855. Vol numbers indicated in the listings of those assigned by the archives

Contents Date Film location Film #
Kingston Parish

Baptism Index v. 1-4

Marriage index, v.1- 6



1722 - 1871
Latin America film area 1291761
Burial Index, v.1-4 1722 - 1871   1291762
Baptisms v. 1-2

Marriages v.1

1722 - 1825   1291763
Burials v.1-2

Baptisms, marr. Burials v.1

1722 - 1825

1851 - 1859

  1291764
v.2-3

v.4

1837 - 1843

1842 - 1848

  1291765
v.5

v.7

1846 - 1851

1858 - 1871

  1291766





v. 8

includes bap. for Vere

1867 - 1871

1866 - 1868

  1291767
Port Royal Parish, [titleboard on film incorrect]

Baptism, marr, burial index v.1-2





1728 - 1868
  1291768
V.1 [vol. 2 missing] 1725 - 1835   1291769
St. Andrew Parish

Bapt. mar. bu. index. V.1-3

V.1





1664 - 1870

1664 - 1807

  1291698



V.2 1807 - 1826   1291699
St. Thomas Parish

Bap. mar, bu. index v. 1-3

v.1



1708 - 1871

1708 - 1817

  1291700
v. 2-3 1817 - 1841   1291701
Portland parish

Bap. mar. bu. index

v.1



1807 - 1871

1804 - 1825

  1291709
St. Catherine parish

Baptism index v.1

Marriage index v.1

Burial index v.1

Bap. mar. bu. Index v.2

Bap. bur. Index v.3



1668 - 1848

1668 - 1850

1671 - 1847

1847 - 1871

1866 - 1871

  1291723
Bap. mar. bu. V.1-2 1699 - 1825   1291724
St. Mary parish

Bap. mar. bu. Index v.1[v. 2 missing]

Bap. mar. bur. v.1



1752 - 1847 

1752 - 1842

  1291702



Metcalf parish

Bap, mar. bu. Index v.1



1843 - 1867
  1291676
St. Ann Parish

v.1 missing

Bap. Mar. bu, index v.2

Baptism index v.3

Births v.4

Baptisms v.4

Marriages v.4

Burials v.4





1836 - 1868

1860 - 1871

1765 - 1825

1768 - 1826

1768 - 1839

1768 - 1826

  1291703





Clarendon parish

Bap. Mar. bu. Index v. 1-3

Baptisms v.1

Marriage v. 1

Burials v.1





1683 - 1869

1666 - 1837

1693 - 1823

1805 - 1825

  1291704
Manchester Parish

Bap. mar. Bu. Index v.1-2

Baptism index v.3

Marriage v.1

Baptism v.1

Burials v.1

Baptisms v.1

Marriages v.1



1816 - 1871

1860 - 1871

1817 - 1825

1816 - 1825

1817 - 1836

1826 - 1836

1826 - 1836

  1224313
St. Elizabeth Parish

Bap. mar.bu. index v. 1-2

Bap. mar. index v.3

[p. 17 -18 of v. 1 between p. 136 - 137 this vol]

Baptism index v. 4-5



1707 - 1850

1837 - 1871





1851 - 1869

  1224314
Marriage index v.6

Burial index v.6

Bap. mar. bu. v.1-2

1845 - 1863

1851 - 1863

1707 - 1825

  1368561
Bap. mar. Bu. v. 3-4 1835 - 1859   1223998
Baptism v. 5

Bap. mar. bu. v.6

1845 - 1859

1860 - 1871

  1223999
Westmoreland Parish

Bap. mar. bu. index v.1-2

Bap. mar. bu. index v.3

Bap. mar. bu v.1



1739 - 1871

1858 - 1871

1739 - 1825

  1224000
Hanover parish

Bap. mar. bu. index v.1-2

Baptisms v.1

Marriages v.1

Burials v.1

Bap. mar. bu. {slaves}



1725 - 1867

1725 - 1839

1725 - 1825

1725 - 1825

1817 - 1825

  1224327





St. James parish

Bap. mar. bu. index v.1-2

Bap. mar. bu. v.1

{see Trelawny Parish for years 1770 - 1774}

Baptisms v.2

Marriages v.2

Burials v.2



1770 - 1871

1770 - 1809





1810 - 1841

1810 - 1825

1810 - 1825

  1224328
Trelawny parish

Bap. mar. bu. index v. 1-2

Bap. mar. bu. v.1 { includes St. James Parish 1770 - 1774}



1771 - 1870 



1791 - 1839

  1291671
St. David parish

Bap. mar. bu. index v.1

Bap. mar. bu v.1



1794 - 1860

1794 - 1845

  1291672
St. Dorothy parish

Bap. mar. bu. index v.1

Index v.2

Bap. mar. bu. v.1



1693 - 1849

1839 - 1867

1693 - 1826

  1291673

St. George parish

Bap. mar. bu. index v.1

index v.2

Baptisms v.1



1806 - 1865

1836 - 1866

1806 - 1840

  1291674
St. John parish

Bap. mar. bu. index v.1

index v.2

Bap. mar. bu. v.1



1751 - 1860

1842 - 1866

1751 - 1825

  1291675
Vere parish

Bap. mar. bu. index v.1-3

Bap. mar. bu. v.1

see Kingston for baptisms, 1866 - 1868



1707 - 1869

1694 - 1825

  1291677





St. Thomas in the Vale parish

Bap. mar. bu. index v.1-2

Bap. mar. bu. v.1





1816 - 1869

1816 - 1826

 

1291678
Parish Registers - New Series

Clarendon, St. Andrew, Metcalf, St. George:

Baptism. mar. bur. v.1









1848 - 1861
  1291753
St. Mary, St. Catherine, Hanover, St. Ann,

St. John:

v.2







1848 - 1860
  1291754
St. John, Trelawny, St. James, Manchester, Westmoreland, St. Dorothy, St. Thomas in the East:

v.3











1849 - 1854
  1291755
St. Thomas in the Vale, Manchester, St.Ann, Westmoreland, Portland, St.Dorothy:

v.4









1850 - 1859
  1291756
St. Andrew, St. George, Hanover, Trelawny, Westmoreland, St. Dorothy:

v.5

Clarendon, St, Thomas in the East, St. David, Vere:

v.6









1849 - 1862 



1851 - 1859

  1291756





All Parishes

Baptisms v.7, p.1-300

v. 7-8

v. 8, cont.



v. 9-10



1852 - 1856

1852 - 1857

1858 - 1860



1856 - 1863

  1291758

1291759

1291680

item 1

1291760

Parish Registers

Misc. bap. index

Misc. mar. index

Misc. bur. index

Baptisms v.1-2

v. 3a

v. 3b

v. 4-7, p.196

v.7-8, p.167

v. 8-9

v. 10

v. 11-12

v. 13 - 14

v. 15

v. 16 - 17

v. 18 - 19

v. 20 - 21



1860 - 1869

1860 - 1871

1860 - 1861

1826 - 1834

1835 - 1836

1845 - 1849

1843 - 1845

1840 - 1848

1840 - 1851

1844 - 1849

1846 - 1850

1859 - 1866

1861 - 1867

1863 - 1871

1681 - 1871

1860 - 1871

  1291710





1291711

1291712



1291713

1291714

1291715

1291716

1291717

1291718

1291719

1291720

1291721

1291726

Law 6 Registers

Baptism index v. 1-3

Baptisms v. 1

v. 2-3

v. 4-5

v. 6



1871 - 1877

1870 - 1874

1872 - 1874

1874 - 1877

1876 - 1879

 

1291705

1291706

1291707

1291708

1291722

Marriage Registers

v. 1-2

v. 3-4

v. 5-6

v. 6a,6b,8



1826 - 1839

1838-1855; 1840-1853

1842-1864;1845-1863

1841 - 1871

 

1291727

1291728

1291729

1291730





Law 6 Registers

Marriage index v. 1

Marriage v.1

v. 2-3

v. 4



1871 - 1879

1871 - 1876

1871 - 1878

 

1291725 

1291739

Parish Registers

Burials v. 1-2



v. 1. p. 359-370



v. 3-4

v. 5-6

v. 7-8



1829 - 1836; 1836-1844 



1841-1859;1844-1863

1847-1849;1864-1871

1860 - 1871

 



1291731

1291680

item 2

1291732

1291733

1291734

Law 6 Registers

Burial Index v. 1

v. 1

v. 2a-2b



1871-1877

1871 - 1847

1873 - 1880

 

1291741 

1291742

Parish Registers

Births v.1-2

v. 4

Deaths v. 1-3, p. 137

v. 3-4



1844 - 1846

1847 - 1851

1844 - 1850

1846 -1854

 

1291735

1291736

1291737

1291738





Dissenter Marriage Register Transcripts

Note: These registers have their own indexes, which do NOT lead to a specifid page. Instead, search for the name and location of the chapel in which the marriage was performed, (provided in earlier indexes) . Locality is repeated numerous times in each volume. Later indexes give no help.

Contents Date Film location Film #
Marriage index for v.16-20;

index for v. 16-20,- another copy



1870 - 1880
  1291751

item 2



1389221

Back v. 1

v. 1&2, p. 1-164

v. 1&2-4, p. 153

v. 4-7a, p.172

there is no v.6

v. 7a -9, p. 116



v. 9-11

v. 12-14, p. 35

v. 14-16. P 306

v. 16-18

v. 19



v. 20

1818 - 1840

1835 - 1841

1835 - 1843



1841 - 1850

1848-1850; 1850-1853; 1861-1871

1842 - 1862

1860 - 1871

1854 - 1871

1860 - 1878

1865 - 1879



1867 - 1880

  1291743

1291744

1291745

-

1291746

-

1291747

1291748

1291749

1291750

1291751

item 1

1291752