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Note 1:  The Members of the Legislative Council, Speaker of the Assembly, Judges of the Supreme Court and the Attorney General, are Justices for every Parish.  All Justices of the Peace take Probates of Deeds.
Note 2: The *prefixed to a name denotes off the Island; the † that the person resides out of the Parish; and those marked #  are Stipendiary Magistrates.



Custos Rotulorum, etc: Hon. Louis Quier Bowerbank, M.D.
George Burrell Smith
John Samuel Brown
Hon Ed. Jordon, C. B.
†Henry Lord Garrigues
Robert Osborn
Thomas Beecher Wiltshire
Richard James Cade Hitchins
Simon Magnus
James Campbell
James Davidson
#John Daughtrey
Phineas Bravo
Henry Hutchings
John Nunes
James Derbyshire
John Fowles
Charles Campbell, M.D.
James Henry McDowell
#David Ewart
Hon. Alexander Barclay
*Charles George Barclay
David Martin
Edward Vickers
Aaron Salom
Colin Campbell
Jacob Nunes Vaz
David Qualo
William Samuel Paine
†Theodore DePass
Andrew Dunn, M.D.
Alexander Fiddes
Sampson Altman
James Scott
John Jonas Hart
†George Silvera
†Peter Alexander Espeut
†Hon. Stephen Weise Mais
William Barclay
William George Ashwood
Henry Solomon Samuels
Emanuel Lyons
William Salmon Cooper
#Richard Chamberlaine
Richard Hitchins
Henry John Bicknell
Alexander Bravo
Hon. William Gardner Freeman
Richard Bennett Berry
Alexander James Brymer
Hyman Levy
John Rider Brice
Charles Arthur Robinson
Charles Levy
Henry Forbes Colthirst
William Lee
Hon. George Solomon
Joseph Francis
Louis Verley
Andrew Scott
Daniel Finzi
Charles Anthony Price
Arnold Lewis Malabre
David Judah Alberga
William Malabre
Joseph Stines
Benjamin Abraham Franklin
Abraham Cohen Stern
Peter John Ferron
Jonas Hart
John Fisher Lawrence
Louis Lewis
Alexander Aria
James Kay Fingzies
David Smith
Thomas Francis Roxburgh
Frederick Arend Ebbeke
Ralph Nunes
Daniel Power Trench
George Henderson
Alexander Turnbull
Alexander Macintyre
William Berry
Francis Belinfante Lyons
Alfred Delgado
Alfred DaCosta

Clerk of the Peace and to the Magistrates' Clerk: J. McPherson McNeil
Deputy ditto: James Dayes
Coroner: Dr. Sampson Altman
Lessee of the Markets:  George A. Robinson
Clerk: Abraham Tavares
Harbour Master: William Salmon Cooper, Com. R. N.
Health Officer: George P. M. Downer
Island Stipendiary Magistrate: Henry John Bicknell
Crier of the Circuit Court:  Horatio Vaz


Elected the second Wednesday in January.  Four Aldermen and Four Common Councilmen go out in rotation, but may be re-elected.
Mayor: Hon. Edward Jordon, C.B.
Aldermen (according to seniority):
  Hon Robert Osborn
  David Qualo
  Joseph Stines
  Aaron Salom
  Edward Vickars
  John Nunes
  Louis Q. Bowerbank
  J. Francis
  Davis J. Alberga
  George Henderson
  Charles Levy
  Arnold L. Malabre

Common Councilmen:
  Henry Delgado
  Charles Anthony Price
  Charles Arthur Robinson
  Isaac Lawton
  William Malabre
  Andrew Lyon
  Alfred Delgado
  Daniel Phillip Nathan
  Ralph Nunes
  Robert Alexander Johnson
  Thomas S. Williams
  Henry Ford


Recorder: S. Constantine Burke
Solicitor: James Minot
Churchwardens: William McCormack, Edward C. Lewis
Clerk of the Common Council and Collector of Dues: Thomas Stratton Cushnie
Inspector of Weights and Measures: Richard Edwards
Surgeon to Out-Pensioners:
  East Division: Charles Lake
  West Division: J. Scott
Distributor of Allowances to Out-Pensioners: G. E. Aldred
Keeper of Town Clock: James William Whitbourne
Cleaner of Court Houses: Mrs. Elizabeth Manford
Locker and Keeper of Court Houses etc. and Messenger on Committees: Abraham Alvarenga


Clerk: Neil McDougal
Sexton: Alexander Naar de Graffe
Beadle: John Sinclair
Assistant Beadle: J. White
Organist: Mrs. M. A. Forbes
Organ Regulator: J. Dumetz
Cleaner and Bell Ringer: John Sinclair


Clerk: Alexander Roberts
Beadle: Joseph John Rugless
1st additional Beadle: Horatio Barrett
2nd additional Beadle: John Reeves
Organist: Ellen Barnes
Organ Regulator: John Dumetz
Cleaner: Ann Bell


Clerk: Henry Brodhurst
Beadle: William Browne Pine
Additional Beadle: William Love
Organist: William Lee
Organ Regulator: John Dumetz
Cleaner: Mrs. Deb. Zavary

Firewardens, Kingston

President: Richard Hitchins
Vice-Presidents: Elijah Abrahams, Aaron Salom
  Daniel R. Morris
  Michael H. Hibbert
  James Lindo
  Samuel Smith
  Alexander Henriques
  William McCormack
  George Adams
  Charles P. Lazarus
  Samuel Mendes
  George Mattos
  Charles H. Davis
  Alexander Morrison
  William T. Burke
  John Walker
  John Milholland
  John Brass
  Andrew Lyon
  John Ware
  Alexander Feurtado
  Alfred Delgado
  John L. Desporte
  George J. Peynado
  Henry Ford
  Louis McCormack
  Alexander Berry
  Walter Knaggs
  Alexander DaCosta
Surveyor: Alexander McFarlane
Clerk: A. N. Cordozo

Public Hospital:  See "Public Hospitals"

City Inspector: James Campbell
Medical Practitioners:  
  Charles Campbell
  Alexander Fiddes
  Andrew Dunn
  Sampson Altman
  James Scott
  Lewis Q. Bowerbank
  Charles Lake
  Ed. Robinson
  R. Osborn
  Moritz Sterne
  Izet William Anderson
  William Augustus Jobern
Crier of the Circuit Court:  Horatio Vaz


Custos Rotulorum: Hon. Stephen Weise Mais, Kingston P.O.
†Hon. Charles McLarty Morales
#Henry Kent
Benjamin Magill
James Derbyshire
Theodore de Pass
†Henry Mais
Solomon Levy Barned
†William Salmon Cooper
†James Davidson
Charles Lascelles
John Nunes
†Emanuel Lyons
David Judah Alberga
William Samuel Paine
†David Smith
Major-General Charles Forbes Jackson
†James Henry McDowell
†Charles Levy
†Ralph Nunes
Robert Alexander Johnson
†Peter John Ferron
George Henderson
Hon. George Solomon
#Hon. Alexander Gordon Fyfe
#Thomas Witter Jackson
#David Ewart
†Hon. William P. Georges
†Simon Soutar
†John Fisher Lawrence
†Charles Anthony Price
†Edward Vickars
†Altamont De Cordova
†Arnold Lewis Malabre
†Henry Delgado
†Joseph Stines
†Hon. William Gardner Freeman
Duncan Alexander Campbell
†Rich. Mothersill
†Alfred Delgado
†Francis Belinfanti Lyons
†Charles Augustus Robinson
Jacob Alveranga
Richard McEnery

Clerk of the Peace, and Clerk to the Magistrates: Arch. Henry Drummond
Churchwardens: George Henderson, Francis White
  Alexander Naar De Graffe
  Thomas Harry
  Alexander R. Jeffreys
  William J. Hollar
  Daniel E. Brown
  William Campbell
  James Goffe
  J. M. Bywater
  R. O. Magan
Clerk of the Vestry:  Theodore de Pass
Collector of Dues:  Henry Maxwell Hall
Coroner Town District:  Francis White
Solicitor: Arch. Drummond
Surgeon to the Poor:  Hon. George P. M. Downer, in Town
Clerk of the Market: (Patent Office) Town: Henry Saunders
Acting Clerk of the Market:  Edward Purcell
Pound Keeper at Rodon Vale: Edward Duaney
  President Theodore de Pass
  Vice-President: J. Alvarenga
Health Officer: George P. M. Downer
Collector of Petty Debts:
  Town District: Luke E. Hollar
  Mountain District: William S. Henry
Parish Clerk: George G. Crosbie
Organist: Miss Mary C. Dillon
Sextoness:  Mary Ann Marshall
Clerk of St. Michael's Chapel: Peter Cochrane
Sexton of St. Michael's Chapel: William S. Henry
Beadle of St. Michael's Chapel: Eliza Adams
Medical Practitioner: James Beckett, M.D.

Petty Sessions are held in the Town District, at Guava Ridge, and at Harbour Head.


Custos Rotulorum, etc:  Hon. Robert Hamilton, M.D., Gordon Town P.O.
Hon. Hinton East
Joseph Gordon
Hon. Jasper F. Cargill
Robert Taylor
†George Pierrepont Maxwell Downer
†David Smith
†Hon. Maximilian Augustus Baron Von Ketelhodt
Colin Chisholm
Welwood Maxwell Anderson
Hon. Edward Jordon, C.B.
Hon. Robert Osborn
John Rider Brice
Hon. Stephen Weise Mais
George H. Chevannes
John Joseph Duval
#David Ewart
David Judah Alberga
Alexander Branker
George Scotland
William Salmon Cooper
Peter Alexander Espeut
#John Doughtrey
James Derbyshire
†Charles Campbell
†John Sawyers
William Berry
Henry Littlejohn
John Nunes
†Henry Forbes Colthirst
Alexander Barclay
†William Alexander Titley
John Parry
William George Astwood
Alexander Gilbert Robertson
George Burrell Smith
*Benjamin Alberga, jun.
†John Bristowe
James Bell
Gabriel Hovertsz
†Hon John Reed Hollingsworth
William Barclay
James Henry McDowell
Thomas Harrison
James Hammett
Louis Verley
John McLean
Oliver McBean LeRay
†Aaron Salom
Hon. William Payne Georges
Andrew Anders Schonberg
William Malabre
Henry John Bicknell
Charles Levy
Arnold L. Malabre
James Chapman Melville
Augustus Miles
George Forsyth
Peter John Ferron
Joseph Francis
Hon. Henry Westmorland
Hon William Hosack

Churchwardens:  Hon. Robert Osborn, John Nunes
Clerk of the Peace and Clerk to the Magistrates: Henry J. Kemble
  A. Naar de Graffe
  Louis John Desporte
  Samuel C. Burke
  Burton Thomas
  Simon Magnus
  Thomas Brown
  Thomas Demetrius
  J. Mitchell
  Joseph Gordon Smith
John A. Berthoud

Clerk of the Vestry: Peter John Ferron
Collector of Dues:  George Scotland
Solicitor for the Parish: Edward Whitehouse Lewis
Coroner: John Rider Brice
Parochial Schoolmaster: Thomas Newport Jones
Parochial Schoolmistress: Mrs. Littlejohn
Superintendent of Almshouse: John Hoyes
Collector of Petty Debts: Charles Chevannes
   of Lowland Pound: Henry Littlejohn
  of Sans Souci: Henry Smith

Clerk of the Parish Church: Thomas N. Jones
Organist of the Parish Church: Miss Murray
Organ Regulator: J. Dumetz
Beadle of the Parish Church: Stephen Dale
Sexton: John Hoyes
Keeper of Court House: James Gregory
Medical Practitioners: Hon. Robert Hamilton, James Scott
Surgeon to Almshouse: Dr. James Scott
Nurse:  Ann J. Edwards
Messenger and Cook to Almshouse: Richard Clarke
Almoner: Henry Littlejohn

Petty Sessions are held at Halfway Tree and Gordon Town


Custos Rotulorum, etc: Hon. Maximilian Aug. Baron Von Ketelhodt, Spanish Town P.O.
†Hon. Alexander Barclay
†#David Ewart
William Pitt Kirkland
John Hinshelwood
George Ward
James Paterson
Duncan Campbell McKenzie
Duncan McPherson
John Frederick Gardner Danvers
William Codner Miller
Frederick John Fleming
Augustus Hire
†Peter Alexander  Espeut
*Thomas McCullock
Samuel Shortridge
William Mackay
George Burrell Snaith
Hon. William Payne Georges
†George Levy
John Walton
Francis Bowen
#Thomas Witter Jackson
Christopher Codrington
*Jonathan Campbell Sibley
William Smith
James Harrison'
Benjamin Sherwood
Alexander Barnes Cooke
William Moore James
James Deleon Walker
Daniel Marchallack
George H. Chevannes, junior
William Charles Groves
Plato Elpeck

Clerk of the Peace and Clerk to the Magistrates: Stephen Cooke
Churchwardens: The Hon. W. P. Georges, S. Cooke
  James R. Richards
  William Alvarenga
  A. G. Mesquita
  Henry Stuart
  Charles Sullivan
  R. H. Gray
  W. H. Nicholl
  Richard Dick Cooke
  G. A. Donaldson
  G. W. Gordon
Clerk of the Vestry: Duncan McPherson
Collector of Dues:   William Pitt Kirkland
Coroner: Duncan McPherson
Solicitor for the Parish: George S. Airey
Surgeon to the District Prison:  Dr. J. S. Gerraud
Superintendent of the District Prison:  Robert McPherson
Collector of Petty Debts: H. E. Holmes, G. M. Hall, E. Burrell
  at Morant Bay:  Ann Gudge
  at Bath:  George Montgomery Hall
  at Manchioneal: Mrs. McBean
  at Dalvey:  Ann Walton
  at Blue Mountain Valley:  William James Harris
  at Port Morant: Emma Watson

Parish Clerks:
  at Morant Bay: A. D. Cooke
  at St. Andrew's, Golden Grove:  Charles H. Davis
  at Bath:  Robert M. Whittle
  at Trinity Chapel:  Alexander Francis
  at Manchioneal:  James Sands
  at Rural Hill:  William R. Croft

  Morant Bay:  Alexander E. Mudie
  St. Andrew's, Golden Grove:  Charles H. Davis
  Bath: Robert M.  Whittle
  Blue Mountain Valley: Matthew Josephs
  Manchioneal:  J. Sands

  at Morant Bay: Alexander E. Mudie
  at St. Andrew's, Golden Grove:  Miss Jones
  Blue Mountain Valley: Matthew Josephs
  at Bath: Miss Carter

Keeper of the Court House:
  at Morant Bay: Miss Helen Lindsay
  at Bath: Miss MacLean
Keeper of the Town Clock: Joseph H. Williams

Harbour Master: John H. Perkins
Health Officer: Dr. E. W. Major
Medical Practitioners: *Jonathan C. Sibley, *A. C. Morrough, E. C. Major, S. M. Logan, J. S. Gerraud
Crier of the Circuit Court: Henry Haynes

Petty Sessions are held at Morant Bay, Bath, and Manchioneal


Custos Rotulorum, etc., Hon. William Payne Georges, St. David's P.O.
†#David Ewart
Joseph Gordon
†Hon. John Reed Hollingsworth
†Benjamin Magill
James Patterson
*Richard Atkinson
Henry Coppard
†# Hon. Richard Hill
†# Hon. Alexander Gordon Fyfe
†James Davidson
†James Henry McDowell
†John Jonas Hart
William Mowat
†John Stona
Henry Mais
John Casserley
†J. Nunes
†Edward Vickars
#Thomas Witter Jackson
†George Symons Airey
†William Samuel Paine
*Charles Armstrong
George Burrell Snaith
Charles Lascelles
Richard Mothersill
William Moore James
John Davidson
Charles McLean
Aaron Salom

Clerk of the Peace: Bernard Fitzgerald
Clerk to the Magistrates: Myer Benjamin
Churchwardens: Hon W. P. Georges, Charles Lascelles, Robert Stuart
  Samuel Clarke
  Thomas Hardy
  Joseph Brown
  Andrew Bogle
  Charles F. Logue
  William T. Brands
  Alexander Naar De Graffe
  Robert Duaney
  Abraham Campbell
  Ellis P. Davis
Clerk of the Vestry: Charles McLean
Collector of Dues: Roger Gough
Coroner: William Mowat
Collector of Petty Debts: William Robertson, William Ogilvie

  at Easington: Myer Benjamin
  at Wellington: Joseph Mitchell
  at Yallahs Bay: Isaac A. Benjamin

Clerk of the Parish Church: Joseph Alvarenga
Clerk of St. John's: James Millington
Organist of the Parish Church: Rebecca McLean
Beadle of the Parish Church: James Pinnock
Sexton to the Parish Church: James Pinnock
Organist of St. John's: Ann Fowles
Sexton and Beadle of St. John's: Edward Mignot
  at Yallahs: Joseph Alvarenga  
  at Easington: Charles M. Bravo
  at Wellington: James Millington
  at Heart's Ease: Mrs. Kennion

Matron of the Poor House: Betsy Stanton
Keeper of the Court House: Sarah Ferguson
Almoner: Myer Benjamin
Crier of the District Court: Edward Henry Bravo
Medical Practitioner to the Poor: Hugh Crawford

Petty Sessions are held at Easington and Woburn Lawn


Custos Rotulorum, etc.: Hon. George Solomon, Kingston P.O.
†Hon. Alexander Gordon Fyfe
John Shea Clachar
John Pugh Jones
*Thomas Wright
†John Hinshelwood
James Johnson
*William Pine
†Joseph Brough
†Alexander James Brymer
*John Pickering
†Charles Brackenridge
John H. Danzell Swire
Samuel Adam Mann
Edward Panton Deans
James Johnstone Jones
Archibald Thompson
*W. Abrahams
†#Henry Laidlaw
†Arthur Abrahams
John Andrew Pillon
Alexander Escoffery
Peter Burke
Alexander Augustus Aiken
Benjamin B. Sherwood

Clerk of the Peace and Clerk to the Magistrates, Portland: William Wemyss Anderson

Churchwardens:  Christopher Walters, John A. Pillon
   S. Mendes Shepherd
   Lord Nelson
   Peter Alexander Moodie
   Edward Sutherland
   Robert C. J. Baquie
   W. S. Bunting
   George Gunn
   Robert Nugent
   Thomas C. Nichols
   Charles H. Clachar

Clerk of the Vestry and Collector of Dues:  George Ffrench
Coroner: John Henry Dalzell Swire
Surgeon to District Prison: John Shea Clachar, M.D.
Superintendent of District Prison: William Barnett Lawrence
Collector of Petty Debts: John H. Gavers
Matron of District Prison:
Surgeon to Police Force:
Physician to the Poor: John Shea Clachar, M.D.
Pound-keeper:  Richard Reid
Clerk of the Parish Church: Thomas O. Brown
Organist of the Parish Church: Mrs. Elizabeth Dill
Organ Regulator:
Beadles of the Parish Church:
Sexton: William Thomas Bryan
Health Officer: John Shea Clachar, M.D.
Harbour Master:
Medical Practitioner: John Shea Clachar, M.D.
Crier of the Circuit Court: John H. Gavers

Petty Sessions are held in the town of Titchfield


Custos Rotulorum, etc., Hon. William Hosack, Buff Bay P.O.
Edward Bond
Henry Lawrence Mason
†Moses Mendes Sollas
†Charles Thomas Rapkey? [second letter faded]
†Hon. Henry Westmorland
Horatio Guscott
†Edward Panton Deans
*Frederick Rock
Spencer Grosett
†Charles Brackenridge
*Patrick Charles Crighton
†Hon. Alexander Gordon Fyfe
Duncan Campbell
Roger Swire
†Isaac Lawton
†John Sykes
Thomas Hunter Lecky
Edward Skyers
†George Taylor Farquharson
John Sinclair
Robert Edward Gegg
†Hon. Robert Hamilton
†David Judah Alberga
James Manahan
†Peter Alexander Espeut
David Dias
Thomas Creed
John Stona

Clerk of the Peace, and Clerk to the Magistrates: Beckford Davis
Churchwardens: Hon. William Hosack, Horatio Guscott
   Lachlan Manahan
   Robert Macfarlane
   James Welsh
   Philip K. Dunbar
   W. Miller
   James Frazer
   John H. Stamp
   John Lewis Garaud
   William Harvy McCann
  Thaddeus C. Dias

Clerk of the Vestry and Collector of Dues: Edward Skyers
Solicitor of the Parish: J. Minot
Parochial Treasurer: E. Skyers
Physician to the Poor: Robert Edward Gegg
Collector of Petty Debts:  Thomas Engleton
Deputies to Collector of Petty Debts:  James B. Darby, R. Silvera, John Osborne
   at Buff Bay: J. Guscott
   at Hope Bay : T. H. Mann
   at Balcarres: S. M. Hart

Clerks of Churches:
   at Buff Bay: James Fortune
   at Hope Bay Chapel: E. Roper
   at Birnam Wood Chapel: Henry Foster
Sextons and Beadles:
   at Buff Bay: George Haughton
   at Hope Bay Chapel: Robert Anderson
   at Birnam Wood Chapel: Edward Lungren

Medical Practitioner: Robert Edward Gegg
Crier of Circuit Court: T. Engleton
Keeper and cleaner of the Court House: Catherine Watson
Almoner: Erwin Lecky Skyers

Petty Sessions are held at Buff Bay every Saturday.


Custos Rotulorum, etc., †Hon. H. Westmorland, Kingston P.O.
Edward Bond
†#Alexander Gordon Fyfe
†George Scotland
Thomas Clarke
William Bell
John Smith
†Frederick Charles Stanford
*Lewis Honore Desgouttes
*Anders Jansen Schonberg
†James Maxwell Ferguson
William Robert Langbridge
†Augustus Hire
And. Rudolf
†Hon. William Hosack
†Charles Bariffe Vidal
†Henry Jacob  Jacobs
James Stewart
Henry Prendergast
D. Bennett
Daniel Richard Ball
†Henry Smith
*George James Ferguson
John Leyden
Wilmot Westmorland
Henry Cook
John E. Mowat
J. Prestwidge
Roger Jones Swire
†George McGrath
Andrew Anders Schonberg
†Peter Alexander Espeut
William McDonald
John Stona
†Henry Atwood Thompson
William Ricarly Braham
William Maitland
Wildman S. Chaplin
John P. Bruce

Clerk of the Peace, and Clerk to the Magistrates: †Samuel Constantine Burke
Deputy Clerk of the Peace, and Clerk to the Magistrates: Alexander Lake
Churchwardens: James Prestwidge, Wilmot Westmorland
  George Reade McBean
  Thomas Theophilus Simpson
  Robert Johnston
  Anderson Rennie
  Frederick H. Barker
  Gilbert Fuller Shaw
  Rev. John Bell
  Charles Pickersgill
  Henry Strachan
  Joseph Langley
Clerk of the Vestry and Collector of Dues: Edward Bond
Coroner: Daniel Richard Ball
Solicitor: Alexander Wells Aikman
Physician to the Poor and Lock-up:  William Peart Bramwell, Thomas Clarke
Collector of Petty Debts: James M. Walsh

Pound Keeper:
  at Annotto Bay: Peter M. Lyon
  at Highgate: Charles Goldsmith
  at Weyhill: Susan Gardner  

Health Officer: W. P. Bramwell
Harbour Master: Frederick Charles Stanford

Clerk of the Parish Church: Robert C. Sheriff
   at Scott's Hall: Thomas T. Gudwin

  at Annotto Bay: William Francis Christian
  at Fort George: Robert D. F. Ball
  at Enfield Village: Henry D'Oyley
  at Scott's Hall: Richard Charles Hussey
  at  Highgate: Charles A. Deleon
Schoolmistress at Scott's Hall: Ann Dunkerley

Agent of Colonial Bank: Wildman S. Chaplin
Medical Practitioners: Thomas Clarke, William Peart Bramwell, Hugh Crawford

 Petty Sessions are held at Annotto Bay and Richmond.

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