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Governor of Jamaica and its Dependencies: His Excellency the Right Honorable Sir Charles Edward Grey, Knight, on of Her Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order.

Secretary: Thomas Forster Pilgrim*

Assistant Secretary, Military Secretary and Aid-de-Camp: Charles William Grey, First Lieutenant, R. _.

Secretary of the Stipendiary Justice's Department: Richard Hill


President: The Honorable James Gaylard

Major-General the Honorable Thomas Bunbury, Lieutenant-Governor, Commander of Her Majesty's Land Forces.

Honorable Sir Joshua Rowe, Knight, C. B., Chief Justice

Right Rev. Aubrey George Spencer, D. D., Lord Bishop of Jamaica

Honorable Dowell O'Reilly, Attorney-General

Hon. John Salmon

Hon. William Dutton Turner

Hon. Alexander Bravo

Hon. J. E. W. Panton, Vice-Chr.


Clerk: W. G. Stewart

Assistant Clerk: Samuel Rennalls

Librarian: Charles Harvey

Usher of the Black Rod: J. A. Sullivan

Acting, pro tem, J. V. Leach

Chaplain: Rev. G. W. Rowe, of St. Dorothy


* The Title Esq. is omitted in the following pages, it being understood that all respectable gentlemen who have not a higher or different one, should get Esq.


Fourth Assembly of Her Majesty, elected September, 1849.

Speaker: Hon Charles McLarty Morales

St. Catherine: William Thomas March, Edward Vickars, Francis R. Lynch

Kingston: Edward Jordon, Philip Lawrence, W. Titley

Port Royal: Hon. S. J. Dallas, James Taylor, Edward Lucas

St. James: John Samuel Brown, George L. Phillips

Clarendon: Hon. Edward Thompson, William Rose

Hanover: Edward Charles Mowat, J. Brockett\Vere: Charles Hamilton Jackson, Dr. Morales

Portland: John Bristowe, A. J. Brymer

St. John: John A. Price, S. Q. Bell

St. Dorothy: Francis M. Cook, M. Lyon

St. George: John Fowles, jun., William Girod

Trelawny: Hon. James Dunstone, William Smith

Manchester: Robert Pearson, John R. Hollingsworth

St. David: Robert Christian Carr, Alexander Finlay

St. Elizabeth: Raines White Smith, Robert Mason

St. Thomas in the East: H. F. Franklin, Alexander Heslop

Westmoreland: F. Davis, Robert Russell

St. Mary: Daniel Hart, A. J. Lindo

St. Ann: Henry John Blagrove, George Barrett

St. Thomas in the Vale: A. Salom, C. Chisholm

St. Andrew: Robert Osborn, R. J. McPherson

Metcalfe: Dr. Spalding, H. Westmoreland


Clerk: John Gale Vidal

Sergeant-at-Arms: William Kemble

Chaplain: Rev. N. Ashby, Curate of St. Michael's

Librarian: Morrison Dallas

Printer of the Votes: Robert Jordon

Messenger: Alexander Deleon

Doorkeeper: William Halliday



Governor's Secretary: Thomas Forster Pilgrim

Assistant Secretary and Aide-de-Camp: C. W. Grey

Chief Clerk: Samuel S. Plues

Assistant Clerks: P. B. Humphries and Thomas R. Pinnock


Secretary of the Island and Notary Public: Walter George Stewart

Chief Clerk: Samuel Rennalls

Examining Clerk: W. S. Townshend

Deputies Notary Public:

Kingston: George Morce

Morant Bay and Port Morant: R. Macpherson

Port Antonio: Robert Mein

St. Ann's Bay: George Robinson

Falmouth: Archibald Scott

Montego Bay: Thomas Watson

Sav.-la-Mar: Charles Braine, Jnr.

Old Harbour: Robert G. Hume


Receiver-General: Hon. Alexander Barclay

Cashier: George Morce

Accountant and Bookkeeper: Robert McLelland

Clerk: C. Stephenson


Commissioner: W. G. Nunes

Stamp Receiver: Walter Knaggs

Country Distributors:

Spanish Town: S. Rennalls

St. Ann's Bay: Bravo Bros. & Co.

Montego Bay: Thomas Watson

Falmouth: Archibald Scott

Savanna-la-Mar: C. Braine

Port Maria: J. W. Gray

St. Thomas in the East: H. Ford

Morant Bay: Abraham Watson

Vere: John Ewart

Annotto Bay: R. Swire

Lucea: R. L. Foster

Manchester: James Nash

Port Antonio: George Ffrench

St. Thomas in the Vale: A. Mossman

Black River: W. L. Boxer

Buff Bay: Edward Skyers

Stewart Town: T. P. Kidd


Island Storekeeper: Captain W. S. Cooper, R. N.

Registrar General of Births and Deaths: The Island Secretary

Surveyor of Public Works and Island Engineer: (Vacant)

Agent-General of Immigration: David Ewart

Inspector of Prisons: John Daughtrey

Auditor of Prison Accounts: D. P. Trench

Inspector General of Police: A. N. McLeod

Public Messenger: W. G. Nunes

Crown Surveyors: County of Middlesex: John Smith

................County of Surry: E. McGeachy

................County of Cornwall: George Cunningham

Interpreter to Courts: Henry Vendryes


Note: For other Offices and Officers, see Crown Office, Provost Master General's Office, the different Parishes, Stipendiary Magistrates, etc., etc. For Salaries, see Index.


(By James Scott, Attorney)


Meets on the first day of every month

Chancellor: His Excellency the Governor

Vice-Chancellor: Hon. John Edward W. Panton

Registrar and Clerk of the Patents: Robert Russell

Clerk to Ditto: James Malcolm Facey

Masters in Ordinary: Hon. James Gaylard, Walter G. Stewart

Masters Extraordinary

St. Thomas in the East: R. Ferguson

Clarendon: James Brown

Manchester: J. R. Williamson, J. Harrison, J. Lewis

St. Mary: J. P. Bruce, Henry Rigg

St. Ann: A. T. Brown

St. Elizabeth: David Cooper, John Cuff

Westmoreland: Foster Davis

County of Surry: S. Pryce, H. Forbes, J. Fraser, H. Hutchings, H. Powell, F. Doyen, A. J. Brymer, W. Croft

County of Cornwall: G. H. Marrett, J. R. Brown, Thomas Watson, Thomas Whiteside, Patrick Duff, J. M. Cooper


Meets on first Monday in February, June and October

Ordinary: His Excellency the Governor

Surrogate: Hon. J. E. W. Panton

Clerk: W. G. Stewart


Meets when Summoned

Judge and Commissary: Hon. Sir J. Rowe, Knight

Advocate of the Admiralty: B. Middleton

Registrar: W. B. King

Deputy Registrar: John Duff:

Receiver General and Comptroller of Droits: Henry Hutchings

Proctor, etc.: A. W. Aikman

Marchal and Serjeant-at-Mace: J. W. Harris

Interpreter: Henry Vendryes


Meet when summoned

Commissioners: The Governor, Lieut.-Governor, President, and Members of Council, Chief and Other Judges of the Island, Judge of the Court of Vice-Admiralty, Public Secretary, Public Treasurer, Commander-in-Chief, and Flag Officers of the Squadron, Captains and commanders of Vessels of War, all for the time being, under Letters Patent.

Clerk of Arraigns: John Duff

Crier of Court: Abraham Vaz


Meets on the first Monday in February, June, and October

Chief Judge: Hon. Sir Joshua Rowe, Knight, C. B.

Puisne Judges: Hon. William C. Macdougall and Hon. W. Stevenson


Hon. Dowell O'Reilly, Attorney General

Boswell Middleton, Advocate-General

Hon. Bryan Edwards

William F. Lewis

Alexander Heslop

Peter Moncrieffe

Anthony M. Jones

Jasper F. Cargill

Edward Kemble

Richard A. O'Reilly


In the Island

Chairmen of Quarter Sessions:

Hon. Mayow Short

Hon. R. D. Thompson

Hon. Henry Roberts

Hon. Edward Chitty

Hon. W. J. Wilkinson

Hon. C. M. Farquharson

Robert Russell

Off the Island

William Wyllis Mackeson

Mowbray Morris

John Simon

Findlater Roper


[Those marked * are off the island. Those in italics have not taken out their Annual Certificate, and cannot practice without it.

Note: Within the last two years gentlemen admitted to practice have not signed after each other in regular order, but across the sheet, and this makes it difficult to ascertain the order of Seniority. Perhaps this hint may be of use to those who may soon pass their examination.

N.B. All Barristers and Attorneys, admitted to practice in the Supreme Court, are entitled to practice in every other Court of Law and Equity in the Island]


Joseph Jackson

Thomas F. Hill

*William B. King

Hon. S. J. Dallas

Samuel Murphy

William Anderson, Senior

John G. Vidal

Edward T. Guy

*James Whitehorne

Samuel B. Hylton

John Nicol

George Barnett

John Macpherson MacNeil

Edward C. Mowat

Charles Gordon

Andrew G. Dignum

John Wallace Harris

John Duff

Thomas Land

John R. Brown

Charles Dewdney

William Livingston

Thomas Whiteside

Gilbert Shaw

James Gray

Donald Campbell

William H. Parker

Robert Vidal

William Holder

John Fraser

George Harris

William Thomas March

James Minot

James Allwood

James Simon

Alexander Wells Aikman

William Kemble

Samuel Whitehorne

Charles Harvey

William Girod

Edward C. Smith

Henry Franklin

Henry Kemble

W. W. Anderson

Foster H. March

Haughton James

John Minot

Benjamin Walker

William J. Chambers

Charles H. Jackson

Matthew S. Farquharson

William Garrigues

Thomas McBayne

Alfred Rodgers

George S. Airey

John Phillipps

Ellis Fray

Wellesley Bourke

Henry J. Dempster

William R. Myers

Henry J. Speed

Edward Angell

R. H. Edwards

James Days

Henry J. Bicknell

Stephen Cooke

Thomas Bland

Thomas Brown

S. S. Plues

John J. Vidal

John Douglas

William Farquharson, Senr.

Edmund Burke

Henry Sanders

Thomas F. Kelly

A. D. Preston

James S. Trench

F. R. Lynch

Foster Davis

William Andrew, Junior

Hewitt Bernard

James Gaylard, Junior

John C. Macfarlane

Thomas Wilson

Henry Cargill

William Salmon

John S. Harrison

Thomas Hendrick

George G. Stone

William Farquharson, Junior

James Dollar

Charles Moultree

John Gray

J. W. Fisher

John Bristowe

John T. Archer

Edmund Alcock

R. W. Swain

James Scott

S. D. Lindo

William Mitchell

J. R. B. Bowen

Daniel P. Nathan

Edwin D. Edwards

Alexander H. Phillips

E. W. Hitchins

Charles Brain, Junior

Thomas J. Brain


Clerk of the Court: Sir Molyneux Hyde Nepean, Baronet

Deputy Clerk of the Court: William Thomas March

Names of Commissioners appointed for taking affidavits to be used in the Supreme and Assize Courts, as registered in this office under the provisions of the 42 Geo. III., cap. 28, sec. 3.


St. Catherine: Charles Gordon, John V. Leach, James P. Clarke, David J. Soares, William Thomas March, Robert R. Jackson

St. John: Thomas Bowden

St. Dorothy: William Smith, Thomas Ludford, William Gray, John Thomas

St. Thomas in the Vale: William H. Parker

Clarendon: Jacob Andrade, Francis Lowe, Robert B. Smith, Joseph Lewis, Rowland Israel, junior.

Vere:George P. Burrell, David Callaghan, William Dowell, John M. Hume, William Murray

Manchester: James R. Williamson, John Harrison, Thomas Wheatle, Henry DePass

St. Mary: *Robert Grigor, John Mattheson, Joseph Ray, Alexander Fairweather, John W. Gray, Henry Rigg, Charles Jones

(* off the island)

St. Ann: Joseph Isaacs, David J. Soares, Richard Carter senior, Edward McCaw, Richard Carter junior, Solomon D. Lindo, James Wilson, Savid Archer, John F. Bruce.


Kingston: Frederick Ward, John Phillips, Henry Hutchings, Daniel Jacobs, John Douglas, Matthew Mattos, William Andrews junior, David Deleon, Thomas Hendrick, Henry Vendryes, David Lambert.

St. Andrew: John W. Harris, Robert B. Barry

Port Royal: Peter J. Ferron

St. David: John McLean

St. Thomas in the East: George Harris, George Codrington, William Forsyth, Thomas Wilson

Portland: Alexander J. Brymer, John P. Jones, David Bolt, R. W. Sherwood, Joseph Brough

Metcalf: William J. Espeut, Frederick C. Stanford

St. George: James Maxwell, Robert Dunbar, Robert G. Kirkland, Henry William Hadden, Hugh P. Crichton


St. Elizabeth: John W. Leyden, Alexander Dewar, James Miller, Raines W. Smith, Allan Kennedy, John M. Cooper, John Calder, Charles Gordon, John Cuff, Asher Isaacs

Westmoreland: John R. Brown, George DeLisser, Robert Locke, Hon. Thomas McNeil, Charles Braine senior, Foster Davis

Hanover: John N. Dawes, John Campbell, Joshua Hayward

St. James: George Cragg, Thomas Watson, John T. Archer, George DeLisser

Trelawny: James Hamilton, George L. Castle, James Stewart, William Hamilton, Thomas Whiteside, John L. Walcott


Provost Marshal-General: John Augustus Sullivan

Chief Clerk: John Vincent Leach

Second Clerk: David Jacob Soares


For St. Catherine, St. John, St. Dorothy, St. Thomas in the Vale, Clarendon, Manchester: John Vincent Leach, Spanish Town, P.O.

For Kingston, St. Andrew, Port Royal: Abraham S. Lyon, Kingston, P.O.

For St. James, Hanover, Trelawny: George Delisser, Montego Bay, P.O.

For St. Ann and St. Mary: John Johnstone, St. Ann's Bay, P.O.

For St. Thomas in the East, St. David, St. George, Portland, Metcalfe: John D. Cushion, Bath, P.O.

For St. Elizabeth and Westmoreland: R. L. Constantine, Savanna-la-Mar, P.O.


Judges for all the Counties: Honorables Sir Joshua Rowe, K.C.B., John E. W. Panton, W. C. MacDougall, W. Stevenson.

For Middlesex: Honorables W. J. Wilkinson, Robert D. Thompson

For Surry: Honorables Mayow Short, Edward Chitty

For Cornwall: Honorables Henry Roberts, W. J. Wilkinson

Attorney General: Hon. Dowell O'Reilly

Advocate General: Boswell Middleton

Clerk of the Crown: Sir M. H. Nepean, Baronet

Deputy Clerk of the Crown: William Thomas March

Crier of Middlesex and Surry Courts: Abraham Vaz

Crier of Cornwall Court: W. Gregory


Judges: Honorables Sir Joshua Rowe, K.C.B., W. C. MacDougall, W. Stevenson

Clerk of the Court: Sir M. H. Nepean, Baronet

Deputy Clerk of the Court: William Thomas March

Crier of Middlesex and Surry Courts: Abraham Vaz

Crier of Cornwall Court: S. Levien

Note: The Assize and Nisi Prius Courts meet simultaneously on the days fixed by law.


Judges: The Judges of the Assize Courts

Official Assignees:

For Middlesex: Hon. A. Bravo

For Surry: Henry Hutchings

For Cornwall: Adolphe Phillipson

Clerk: The Clerk of the Supreme Court

Crier of the Court: Abraham Vaz


DISTRICT No. 1 - - -
Kingston Kingston Samuel Murphy Hon. Mayow Short
Port Royal Guava Ridge John Duff "
St. Andrews Halfway Tree J. W. Harris "
St. David Easington John Nicol "
DISTRICT No. 2 - - -
St. Thomas in the East Morant Bay & Bath alternate George Harris Hon. W. J. Wilkinson
Portland Port Antonio H. J. Speed "
St. George Buff Bay R. Dunbar "
Metcalfe Annotto Bay John Bristowe "
DISTRICT No. 3 - - -
St. Mary Port Maria E. T. Guy Hon. E. M. Farquharson
St. Ann St. Ann's Bay S. B. Hylton "
St. Thomas in the Vale Linstead W. H. Parker "
DISTRICT No. 4 - - -
St. Catherine & Precinct Spanish Town D. R. Lynch Hon. R. D. Thomson
Clarendon Chapelton M. Farquharson "
Vere Alley Gilbert Shaw "
DISTRICT No. 5 " " "
St. James Montego Bay Thomas Brown Hon. H. Roberts
Trelawny Falmouth W. Holder "
DISTRICT No. 6 - - -
Hanover Lucea J. R. B. Bowen Hon. E. Chitty
St. Elizabeth Black River Charles Gordon "
Westmoreland Sav-la-Mar J. R. Brown "
Manchester Mandeville J. R. Williamson "

Note: The Clerks of the Peace are also the Clerks of the Courts of Common Pleas in every Parish except St. Andrew's, where Mr. Francis Harris is Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, and St. Catherine Precinct, where Benjamin Walker is such Clerk.

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