Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library
ST. CHRISTOPHER (Nevis and Anguilla). Until 1866, the Government was administered by a Lieut.Governor, subordinate to the Governor of Antigua. The first Governor-in-Chief, 1834, was Sir Evan McGregor, Bart., since when it has had (to 1870) thirtysix Governors, Lieut.Governors, Administrators, and Presidents.
Nevis was discovered in 1498, and settled by the English in 1628. It has had fourteen Lieut.Governors and Presidents, from 1841 to 1870.
The latter island," says a correspondent, " I am told, abounds with inscriptions, not only in the churches, but also in private burial grounds about the country." Unfortunately, the author has been unable to obtain but few of these.
Sir Evan McGregor, Bart 1834
Lt.Col. I. L. Nixon, Lt.-Gov . 1834
W. G. Crooke, Pres . 1835
J. Light, Adm. G1.-Gov 1837 .
Sir H. MacLeod, Lt.-Gov . 1837
Sir W. G. Colebrooke, Gov.-in-Ch. 1838
C. T. Cunningham, Lt.-Gov 1839
- Crooke, Pres 1841
C. T. Cunningham, Lt.-Gov 1842
Sir C. A. Fitzroy, Gov.-in-Ch . 1842
C. T. Cunningham, Adm.Gl.-Gov. 1846
R. Claxton, Pres . 1846
C. T. Cunningham, Lt-Gov 1846
R. T. Claxton, Pres . 1847
J. M. Higginson, Gov.-in-Ch . 1847
R. J. Mackintosh, Gov.-in-Ch .1847
J. T. Caines, Pres . 1850
R. J. Mackintosh, Gov.inCh . 1850
E. Kay Drummond Hay, Lt.Gov. 1850
H. G. R. Robinson, Lt.Gov . 1855
Ker Baillie Hamilton, C.B., Gov.-.in-C. 1856
Thomas Price, Adm 1856
Sir B. C. C. Pine, Lt.-Gov . 1860
T. E. Tudor, Pres 1862
J. H. King, Pres. 1862
Sir B. C. C. Pine, Lt.-Gov . 1863
- Hill, C. B., Gov.-in-Ch 1864
J. R. Holligan, Pres 1864
Sir B. C. C. Pine, Lt.-Gov . 1865
Sir B. C. C. Pine, Adm.Gl-Gov1866
J. R. Holligan, Pres 1866
Sir A. Rumbold, Bart., Adm . 1867
Capt. Mackenzie, R.N., Lt.-Gov. 1867
W. W. Cairns, Lt.-Gov 1868
Sir B. C. C. Pine, Gov.- in-Ch. 1869
F. S. Wiglery, Adm. 1870
UNDERNEATH LAY THE BODIES OF GILES MARDENBOROUGH, WHO DIED JUNE 25, 1774, AGED 8 MONTHS; OF GEORGE WRIGHT MARDENBOROUGH, WHO DIED JUNE 18, 1775, AGED 2 MONTHS; OF MARGARET WRIGHT MARDENBOROUGH, WHO DIED OCT. 29, 1779, AGED 9 MONTHS; OF GILES MARDENBOROUGH, WHO DIED AUGUST 13, 1785, AGED 2 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS; THE OFFSPRING OF CHRISTOPHER RHODA MARDENBOROUGH. ALSO UNDERNEATH LAYS THE BODY OF RHODA MARDENBOROUGH, WIFE OF CHRISTOPHER MARDENBOROUGH, WHO DIED MARCH 3, 1701, AGED 39 YEARS.
(Ab.) CHRISTOPHER MARDENBOROUGH, OF THIS ISLAND, WAS BORN JUNE 1734, AND DIED SEPT. 17, 1806. THIS STONE IS ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY BY HIS GRATEFUL CHILDREN.
HERE LIES CHARLES MARDENBOROUGH, SON OF CHARLES AND MARGARET MARDENBOROUGH, WHO DIED NOV. 3, 1761, AGED 2 YEARS & 9 MONTHS. ALSO, GEORGE MARDENBOROUGH, THEIR SON, WHO DIED NOV. 17, 1767, AGED 7 YEARS. ALSO, ELIZABETH, THEIR DAUGHTER, WHO DIED NOV. 16, 1767, AGED 5 YEARS. ALSO, MARGARET MARDENBOROUGH, WIFE OF CHARLES MARDENBOROUGH, WHO DIED DECR. 2, 1770, AGED 30 YEARS. ALSO, ELIZABETH BROWN, SISTER OF RHODA MARDENBOROUGH, WHO DIED OCT. 18, 1790, AGED 57 YEARS. ALSO, SUSANNA MARDENBOROUGH, DAUGHTER OF CHARLES & RHODA MARDENBOROUGH, WHO DIED MAY 13, 1794, AGED 10 YEARS.
HERE LYES THE BODY OF ELIZABETH BRIDGWATER, WIFE TO THOMAS BRIDGWATER, ESQRE., WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 16, 1739, AGED 63.
Contributed by the Rev. C. C. Culpeper.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF DANIEL BYAM MATHEW, ESQ., OF CAYON & PENNITENNY, IN THIS ISLAND, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 26, A.D. 1838, AETATIS SUAE 82. SON OF DANIEL MATHEW, OF FELIX HALL, IN ESSEX, ESQR., & GRANDSON OF GENERAL WILLIAM MATHEW, GOVERNOR OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS. HE MARRIED ELIZABETH, DAUGHTER OF SIR EDWARD DERING, OF SURRENDENDERING, IN KENT, BART., BY WHOM HE HAD ISSUE, DANIEL DERING, AND MARY ELIZABETH, WHO MARRIED WM. THOS. ROE, ESQR., COMMISSIONER OF THE CUSTOMS, ALSO HIGH STEWARD OF THE SAVOY, &C., &C., &C., WI10 DIED APRIL 25, A.D., 1834. THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY BY HIS ONLY DAUGHTER, THE ABOVE MARY ELIZABETH ROE, OF WITHDRAN, IN THE COUNTY OF SUSSEX, & HIS SISTER LOUISA, WIDOW OF THE RT. HONBLE. JAMES LORD GAMBIER, OF IVON GROVE, IN THE COUNTY OF BUCKS, ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, WHO DIED APRIL 19, A.D. 1833.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MRS. ELIZABETH WILKINSON, NATIVE OF THE COUNTY OF DURHAM, IN ENGLAND, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 26, 1805, & WAS BURIED ON THE DAY FOLLOWING, AT THE FOOT OF THIS MARBLE. AS A M. FR. (i.e., mother, friend) & PARENT, SHE WAS HIGHLY RESPECTED.
This family is now represented by G. B. Buckley-Mathew, C.B., H.M.'s envoy, Brazil, formerly in the Coldstream Guards, M.P. for Athlone and Shaftesbury, and late Governor of the Bahama Islands.
IN MEMORIAM CARL: LAVAL: MOLYNEUX INFAN: AETATIS TRI: ANN: H0C SEPULCRUM POSUERE AFFLICTI PARENTES. OBIIT JUNE 30, 1817. EHEW! LECTOR MEMENTO MORI.
There was a family of this name, at an early period, in the West Indies, and reputed a branch of that, of the subsequent Earls of Sefton.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF HENRY CHARLES GREENE, ESQUIRE, LATE OF NICHOLA TOWN, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 7, 1840, IN THE 19th YEAR OF HIS AGE. HERE LIETH THE BODY OF MARGARET MIDAS, DEPARTED THIS LIFE, AGED 6 . .... 1780.
HERE LIETH INTERRED THE BODY OF MRS. MARY CRISP, LATE WIFE OF JOSEPH CRISP, OF THIS ISLAND, ESQR., WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN. 27, 1730, AGED 38. ALSO, THE BODY OF SAMUEL SHERMAX, ESQR., FATHER OF THE ABOVE SAID MARY, & CORNELIA BROZETT, HER SISTER, WIFE OF MAJOR JAMES BROZETT, WITH HER NIECE ANNE, & HER SISTER-IN-LAW, ELIZABETH BROZETT. NEAR THIS PLACE ALSO LIES THE BODY OF MR. CALEB CRISP AND ANNA HIS WIFE.
SEARCH THIS SITE
Plan of this website
Help - Frequently Asked Questions
Jamaica Almanacs Slave-owners, Civil & Military officers, Magistrates etc.
Items in the Samples Directory
Items in the Members Directory
Transcriptions from Registers and Wills (Church of England, Dissenters, Civil Registration)
Jamaican Roman Catholic Church Registers - transcriptions
Jamaican Methodist Baptisms - transcriptions
Jewish births marriages deaths - transcriptions
Slaves and slavery in Jamaica
Photographs, maps, prints, etc.