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Index of Dissenter Births | Immigration | Index of Deaths | Marriages
Church of England | Diocese of Jamaica, Registrar | Parish Histories
Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, Burials
Dissenter Marriage Register Transcripts

Locations referred to on this page:
Cayman Islands, Jamaica


 

 INDEX OF DISSENTER BIRTHS

Note: Contains an index of Dissenters’ births in Jamaica. Dissenters did NOT belong to the established Church of England, but were mainly Baptists, Presbyterians, 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.
Note: 1895 and 1909 missing.
Note: USE A HIGH MAGNIFICATION READER.

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

 

 IMMIGRATION

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

Contents Dates Film location area Film #
- - US/Canada 1032475

 

 INDEX OF DEATHS

Note: Surname indexes of the death registers for 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).

Note: USE A HIGH MAGNIFICATION READER

Contents Dates Film location area Film #
A - O 1878 Latin America 1563504
item 1
  Oct. 1878
- Sept. 1879
  1563504
item 2
  Oct. 1879
- Sept. 1880
  1563504
item 3
  1880 -1881   1563504
item 4
  1881 - 1882   1563504
item 5
  1882 - 1883   1563504
item 6
  1883 - 1884   1563504
item 7
  1884 - 1885   1563504
item 8
A - P 1886   1563504
item 9
A - G 1886 - 1887 vol. 1   1563504
item 10
H - P 1886 - 1887 vol. 2   1563512
item 1
A - P 1887 - 1888   1563512
item 2
A -G 1888 - 1889 vol. 2   1563512
item 3
A - P Oct. - Dec. 1899   1563512
item 4
A - G
H - P
1890 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563512
item 5
A - P 1891   1563512
item 6
  1892   1563512
item 7
  1893   1563512
item 8
  1894   1563513
item 1
A - G
H - P
1894 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563513
item 2
A - P 1896   1563513
item 3
A - G
H - P
1897 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563513
item 4
A - P 1898   1563513
item 5
A - G
H - P
1899 vol. 1*
vol. 2
  1563513
item 6
A - P 1900   1563514
item 1
A - G
H - P
1901 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563514
item 2
A - G
H _ P
1902 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563514
item 3
A - G
H - P
1903 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563514
item 4
A - G
H - P
1904 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563514
item 5
A - G
H - P
1905 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563514
item 6
A - G 1906 vol. 1   1563514
item 7
H - P 1906 vol. 2   1563533
item 1
A - G
H- O *book spine gives date 1908 in error
1907 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563533
item 2
A - G
H - O
1808 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563533
item 3-4
A - G
H -O
1910 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563533
item 5
A - G
H - O
1911 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563533
item 6
A - G
H - O
1912 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563553
item 1
A - G
H - O
1913 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563553
item 2
A - G
H - O
1914 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563553
item 3
A - G
H - O
1915 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563553
item 4
A - G
H - O; *Kingston book lacks some pages
1916 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563553
item 5
A - G
H - O
1917 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563554
item 1
A -G
H -O
1918 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563554
item 2
A - G
H - O
1919 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563554
item 3
A - G
H - O
1920 vol. 1
vol. 2
  1563554
item 4
A - G 1921 vol. 1   1855213
item 1
H - O 1921 vol. 2   1855213
item 2
H - O 1922 vol. 2   1855213
item 3
A - G 1922 vol. 1 out of order   1855213
item 4
A - G 1923 vol. 1   1855213
item 5
H - O vol. 2   1855213
item 6
A - G 1924 vol. 1   1855213
item 7
H - O vol. 2   1855213
item 8
A - G 1925 vol. 1   1855213
item 9
H - O vol. 2   1855213
item 10
A - G 1926 vol. 1   1855218
item 1
H - O vol. 2   1855218
item 2
A - G 1927 vol. 1   1855218
item 3
H - O vol. 2   1855218
item 4
A - G 1928 vol. 1;
*surname "A" is missing
  1855218
item 5
H - O vol. 2   1855218
item 6
A - G 1929 vol. 1   1855218
item 7
H - O vol. 2   1855218
item 8
A - O 1930 vol. 2;
*vol. 1 is missing
  1855218
item 10

 

 MARRIAGES

Note: Same information as above, Church of England (Anglican).
Note: Brides 1890 missing, Parties 1913 - 1914 missing.

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

USE A HIGH MAGNIFICATION READER.

Contents Dates Film location area Film #
Index of marriages 1871 - 1879 Latin America 1389020
item 1
Brides
A -O; vol. 1
H -O; vol. 2

1880 -1886
  1563437
item 1
A - P; vol. 1
H - P; vol. 2
Oct. 1880
- Sept. 1888
  1563437
item 2
A - P Oct. 1888
- Sept. 1889
  1563437
item 3
A - P Oct. - Dec. 1889   1563437
item 4
A - P 1891   1563437
item 5
A - P 1892   1563437
item 6
A - F 1893   1563437
item 7
G - P 1893   1563463
item 1
A - P 1894   1563463
item 2
Names of parties
A
 
1895
  1563463
item 3
A - H, vol. 1
I - P, vol. 2
1895   1563463
item 4
A - P 1896   1563463
item 5
A - H, vol. 1
I - P, vol. 2
1897   1563463
item 6
A - P 1898   1563463
item 7
A - P 1899, *some pages missing from front of book   1563463
item 8
A - G, vol. 1
H - P, vol. 2
1900   1563463
item 9
A - G, vol. 1
I - P, vol. 2
1901   1563463
item 10
A - G, vol. 1
I - P, vol. 2
1902   1563463
item 11
Bridegrooms
A -G, vol. 1
H - P vol. 2
 
1880 - 1886
  1563486
item 1
A - P Oct. 1886 - Sept. 1888   1563486
item 2
A - P Oct. 1888 - Sept. 1889   1563486
item 3
A - P Oct. - Dec. 1889   1563486
item 4
A -P 1890 - 1894   1563486
items 5 - 9
A -P 1895 - 1902   1563456
Names of parties
A - G, vol. 1
H - P, vol. 2
 
1903 - 1904
  1563487
item 1
A - G, vol. 1
H - O, vol. 2
1905 - 1906   1563487
item 2
A - F, vol. 1
G - O, vol. 2
1907 - 1908   1563487
item 3
A - G. vol. 1
H - O, vol. 2
1908 - 1910   1563487
item 4
A - G, vol. 1
H - O, vol. 2
1911 - 1912   1563487
item 5
A - G, vol. 1
H - O, vol. 2
1915 - 1916   1563487
item 6
A - G, vol. 1
H - O, vol. 2
1917 - 1918   1563487
item 7
A - G, vol. 1
H - O, vol. 2
1919 - 1920   1563505
A - G vol. 1 1921 - 1922   1855263
item 1
H - O, vol. 2 1921 - 1922   1855263
item 2
A - G, vol. 1 1923 - 1924   1855263
item 3
H - O, vol. 2 1923 - 1924   1855263
item 4
H - O, vol. 2 1925 - 1926,
vol. 1 missing
  1855263
item 5
A - G, vol. 1 1927 - 1928   1855263
item 6
H - O, vol. 2 1927 - 1928   1855263
item 7
H - O, vol. 2 1929 - 1930, vol. l missing   1855263
item 8

 

 CHURCH OF ENGLAND

Diocese of Jamaica, Registrar

Note: In 1824 the Diocese of Jamaica was established. In 1825 the office of the Register of the Diocese was established. Rectors sent copies of existing registers there and sent annual transcripts thereafter. The Parish register transcript recorded baptisms, marriages and burials. Birth 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 Histories:

 BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS, BURIALS

The registers are arranged in five series:

There are indexes for each parish covering the first three series of registers, a separate but incomplete index for the period 1800 - 1871, and 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 inclusive dates for a vol. may be 1822 - 1844, representing baptisms 1822 - 1833 and marriages 1822 - 1844 and burials 1822 - 1840; and the inclusive dates for the next vol. 1834 - 1855 representing baptisms 1833 - 1855, marriages 1844 - 1855 and burials 1840 - 1855. Volume numbers indicated are the listings of those assigned by the archives.

Contents Dates Film location area Film #
Kingston Parish
Baptism Index vol. 1 - 4
Marriage index, vol. 1 - 6
 
1722 - 1871
Latin America 1291761
Burial Index, vol. 1 - 4 1722 - 1871   1291762
Baptisms vol. 1 - 2
Marriages vol. 1
1722 - 1825   1291763
Burials vol. 1- 2 (=Vol.6)
Baptisms, Marr. Burials Vol. 1 (=Vol. 6)
1722 - 1825
1851 - 1859
  1291764
vol. 2 - 3
vol. 4
1837 - 1843
1842 - 1848
  1291765
vol. 5
vol. 7
1846 - 1851
1858 - 1871
  1291766
vol. 8 *includes baptisms for Vere 1867 - 1871
1866 - 1868
  1291767
Port Royal Parish, *[titleboard on film incorrect]
Baptism, marr, burial index vol. 1 - 2
 

1728 - 1868

   

1291768

vols. 1, 2 1725 - 1868   1291769
St. Andrew Parish
Bapt. mar. by. index. vol. 1 - 3
vol. 1
 
 
1664 - 1870
1664 - 1807
  1291698
vol. 2 1807 - 1826   1291699
St. Thomas parish
Bap. mar, by. index
vol. 1 - 3
vol. 1
 
 
1708 - 1871
1708 - 1817
  1291700
vol. 2 - 3 1817 - 1841   1291701
Portland parish
Bap. mar. by. index
vol. 1
 
1807 - 1871
1804 - 1825
  1291709
St. Catherine parish
Baptism index vol. 1
Marriage index vol. 1
Burial index vol. 1
Baptisms, marriages
     by Index vol. 2
Bap. bur. Index vol. 3
 
1668 - 1848
1668 - 1850
1671 - 1847
1847 - 1871
 

1866 - 1871
  1291723
Bap. mar. by. vol. 1 - 2 1699 - 1825   1291724
St. Mary parish
Bap. mar. by. Index
vol. 1 *[vol. 2 missing]
Bap. mar. bur. vol. 1
 
1752 - 1847
 

1752 - 1842
  1291702
Metcalf parish
Baptisms, marriages by Index vol. 1
1843 - 1867   1291676
St. Ann Parish
*vol. 1 missing
Baptisms, marriages by index vol. 2
Baptism index vol. 3
Births vol. 4
Baptisms vol. 4
Marriages vol. 4
Burials vol. 4
 
 
1836 - 1868
 

1860 - 1871
1765 - 1825
1768 - 1826
1768 - 1839
1768 - 1826
  1291703
Clarendon parish
Baptisms, marriages, burials Index vol. 1 - 3
Baptisms vol. 1
Marriage vol. 1
Burials vol. 1
 
1683 - 1869
 

1666 - 1837
1693 - 1823
1805 - 1825
  1291704
Manchester Parish
Baptisms, marriages, burials Index vol. 1 - 2
Baptism index vol. 3
Marriage vol. 1
Baptism vol. 1
Burials vol. 1
Baptisms vol. 1
Marriages vol. 1
 
1816 - 1871
1860 - 1871
 

1817 - 1825
1816 - 1825
1817 - 1836
1826 - 1836
1826 - 1836
  1224313
St. Elizabeth Parish
Baptisms, marriages, burials Index vol. 1 - 2
Bap. mar. index vol. 3 [p. 17 -18 of vol. 1 between p. 136 - 137 this vol]
Baptism index vol. 4 - 5
 
1707 - 1850
 

1837 - 1871
 

 
 
1851 - 1869
  1224314
Marriage index vol. 6
Burial index vol. 6
Bap. mar. by. vol. 1 - 2
1845 - 1863
1851 - 1863
1707 - 1825
  1368561
Baptisms, marriages, burials vol. 3-4 1835 - 1859   1223998
Baptism vol. 5
Bap. mar. by. vol. 6
1845 - 1859
1860 - 1871
  1223999
Westmoreland Parish
Baptisms, marriages, burials Index vol. 1 - 2
Baptisms, marriages, burials Index vol. 3
Baptisms, marriages, burials vol. 1
 
1739 - 1871
 

1858 - 1871
 

1739 - 1825
  1224000
Hanover parish
Baptisms, marriages, burials Index vol. 1 - 2
Baptisms vol. 1
Marriages vol. 1
Burials vol. 1
Baptisms, marriages, burials {slaves}
 
1725 - 1867
 

1725 - 1839
1725 - 1825
1725 - 1825
1817 - 1825
  1224327
St. James parish
Baptisms, marriages, burials Index vol. 1 - 2
Baptisms, marriages, burials vol. 1 {see Trelawny Parish for years 1770 - 1774}
Baptisms vol. 2
Marriages vol. 2
Burials vol. 2
 
1770 - 1871
 

1770 - 1809
 

 
 
1810 - 1841
1810 - 1825
1810 - 1825
  1224328
Trelawny parish
Baptisms, marriages, burials Index vol. 1 - 2
Baptisms, marriages, burials vol. 1 { includes St. James Parish 1770 - 1774}
 
1771 - 1870
 

1791 - 1839
  1291671
St. David parish
Baptisms, marriages, burials Index vol. 1
Bap. mar. by vol. 1
 
1794 - 1860

1794 - 1845

  1291672
St. Dorothy parish
Baptisms, marriages, burials Index vol. 1
Index vol. 2
Baptisms, marriages, burials vol. 1
 
1693 - 1849
 

1839 - 1867
1693 - 1826
  1291673

 

St. George parish
Baptisms, marriages, burials Index vol. 1
Baptisms, marriages, burials Index vol. 2
Baptisms vol. 1
 
1806 - 1865
 

1836 - 1866
 

1806 - 1840
  1291674
St. John parish
Baptisms, marriages, burials Index vol. 1
Baptisms, marriages, burials Index vol. 2
Baptisms, marriages, burials vol. 1
 
1751 - 1860
 

1842 - 1866
 

1751 - 1825
  1291675
Vere parish
Baptisms, marriages, burials Index vol. 1 - 3
Baptisms, marriages, burials vol. 1
(*see Kingston for baptisms, 1866 - 1868)
 
1707 - 1869
 

1694 - 1825
  1291677
St. Thomas in the Vale parish
Baptisms, marriages, burials Index vol. 1-2
Baptisms, marriages, burials vol. 1
 
 
1816 - 1869
 

1816 - 1826
  1291678
Parish Registers - New Series
Clarendon, St. Andrew, Metcalf, St. George:
Baptisms, marriages, burials vol. 1
 
 
1848 - 1861
  1291753
St. Mary, St. Catherine, Hanover, St. Ann,  St. John:
vol. 2
1848 - 1860   1291754
St. John, Trelawny, St. James, Manchester, Westmoreland, St. Dorothy, St. Thomas in the East:
vol. 3
1849 - 1854   1291755
St. Thomas in the Vale, Manchester, St.Ann, Westmoreland, Portland, St. Dorothy:
vol. 4
1850 - 1859   1291756
St. Andrew, St. George, Hanover, Trelawny, Westmoreland, St. Dorothy:
vol. 5
Clarendon, St, Thomas in the East, St. David, Vere:
vol. 6
1849 - 1862
 

 
 
 
 
1851 - 1859
  1291756
All Parishes
Baptisms
vol. 7, p. 1 - 300
vol. 7 - 8
vol. 8, cont.
 
vol. 9-10
 
 
1852 - 1856
1852 - 1857
1858 - 1860
 

1856 - 1863
   
 
1291758
1291759
1291680
item 1
1291760
Parish Registers
Misc. bapt. index
Misc. marr. index
Misc. burial. index
Baptisms
vol. 1 - 2
vol. 3a
vol. 3b
vol. 4 - 7, p.196
vol. 7 - 8, p.167
vol. 8-9
vol. 10
vol. 11 - 12
vol. 13 - 14
vol. 15
vol. 16 - 17
vol. 18 - 19
vol. 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
vol. 1 - 3
Baptisms
vol. 1
vol. 2 - 3
vol. 4 - 5
vol. 6
 
 
1871 - 1877
 

1870 - 1874
1872 - 1874
1874 - 1877
1876 - 1879
   
  1291705
  1291706
1291707
1291708
1291722
Marriage Registers
vol. 1 - 2
vol. 3 - 4
 
vol. 5 - 6
 
vol. 6a, 6b, 8
 
1826 - 1839
1838 - 1855;
1840 - 1853
1842 - 1864;
1845 - 1863
1841 - 1871
    
1291727
1291728
  1291729
 
1291730
Law 6 Registers
Marriage index vol. 1
Marriage vol. 1
vol. 2 - 3
vol. 4
 
1871 - 1879
1871 - 1876
1871 - 1878
   
1291725
 
1291739
Parish Registers
Burials vol. 1-2

vol. 1. p. 359-370
 
vol. 3 - 4
 
vol. 5 - 6
 
vol. 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 vol. 1
vol. 1
vol. 2a-2b
 
1871 - 1877
1871 - 1847
1873 - 1880
   
1291741
 
1291742
Parish Registers
Births
vol. 1 - 2
vol. 4
Deaths
vol. 1 - 3, p. 137
vol. 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 specific 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 Dates Film location Film #
Marriage index for
vol. 16-20;
Index for vol. 16-20,
- another copy
1870 - 1880   1291751
item 2
 

1389221
Back
vol. 1
vol. 1&2, p. 1 - 164
vol. 1&2 - 4, p. 153
vol. 4 - 7a, p.172

there is no vol. 6
vol. 7a - 9, p. 116
 
 
vol. 9 - 11
vol. 12 - 14, p. 35
vol. 14 - 16. P 306
vol. 16 - 18
vol. 19
 
vol. 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

 

 


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