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1875 Jamaica Almanac
Governed by a Board of Commissioners composed of the following:-
Hon. Colonial Secretary
Hon. Director of Roads
Hon. Auditor General
Hon. Custos St. Andrew's
Hon. Custos Kingston, Managing Commissioner
William Andrews, Clerk and Solicitor
C. F. Colthirst, Assistant Clerk
Edmund Levy, Collector and Superintendent
Felix Target, Engineer
G. N. Cox, Assistant Engineer
Engineer, Theodore Gayleard
Lindo, A., President, Falmouth
Allsop, Jacob, Falmouth
Delgado, Charles, Falmouth
Delisser, John, Falmouth
Dignum, Andrew B., Falmouth
Galloway, David, Duncans
Nathan, A. M., Falmouth
Nunes, Hon. R., Falmouth
Parkins, J. W., Montego Bay
Passmore, John, Kingston
Sewell, Henry, Duncans
Thomson, Simon, Clark's Town
Wilson, John, Duncans
Lindo, David, Secretary
Nunes, Hon. R., Treasurer
Smyth, John, Supt. of Works
Benjamin, T. W., Deputy Collector
Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1837.
Subscribed Capital- £2,000,000.
13. Bishopgate-street Within, London, E.C.
Staff in the Colonies.
R. Barnes, Genl. Sup. (Barbados)
Kingston BranchMarescaux, O., Manager
Marshall, E. L.
Whitehorn, C. S.
Haughton, R. S.
Grant, F. B.
Marshall, A. C.
Short, A. P.
Maclaverty, H. E.
Hamilton, E. B.
Westmorland, W., Annotto Bay
Nunes Bros, Falmouth
Corinaldi & Sons, S. G., Montego Bay
Leyden & Co., Sav-la-Mar
Jones, Oswald, Manager
Hicks, C. J .A., Manager
Reid, Alex., Manager
Kirton, W. F., Manager
Kirton, S. F., Manager
O' Maley, M. R., Manager
Hare, H . W., Manager
Major, C. H., Manager
Goldrey, G. J., Manager acting
Richards, A., Manager
Geddes, H. W., Manager
Spoon, J. C., Manager
Dyett, J., Manager (acting)
Incorporated 1843, by 7 Vic. cap. 25.--Opened 21st November, 1845.
Extended to Old Harbour 1st July, 1869
Manager - Hon. Louis F. Mackinnon.
Manager's Assistant -T. W. Harty
Accountant-Thomas Gunter, jnr.
THE GUARDIAN FIRE AND LIFE.
Agent, J. C. Melville.
THE IMPERIAL FIRE AND LIFE.
Agents, Nunes Bros
THE NORTHERN FIRE AND LIFE.
Agents, Dacosta, Son & Co,
THE NORTHERN BRITISH FIRE AND LIFE.
Agents, Davidson, Colthirst & Co.
THE QUEEN FIRE AND LIFE
Agents, William Malabre & Co.
THE ROYAL FIRE AND LIFE
Agents, Anderson & Hendrick
THE SCOTTISH COMMERCIAL FIRE AND LIFE
Agents, Turnbull, Duquesnay & Co.
THE COMMERCIAL UNION FIRE, LIFE, AND MARINE
Agents, McDowell & Barclay
JAMAICA CO-OPERATIVE FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
Secretary, J. W. Humphreys
THE LIVERPOOL, LONDON AND GLOBE
Agents, Arnold L. Malabre & Co.
THE LONDON AND LANCASHIRE.
Agents, Alberga, Bro. & Sons
THE NORWICH UNION FIRE.
Agents, Turnbull, Leo & Mudon.
THE PHOENIX FIRE
Agents, Bravo, Bro. & Co.
THE SUN FIRE.
Agents, Hill, Airey & Harvey
TRANSATLANTIC FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF
Agents, C. Laloubere & Co.
THE EQUITABLE LIFE OF THE UNITED STATES
Agent, Altamont DeCordova.
THE JAMAICA MUTUAL LIFE
Secretary, John S. Brown.
THE SCOTTISH AMICABLE LIFE
Agents - Anderson & Hendrick.
THE STANDARD LIFE
Agent - Hon. Henry J. Kemble
BRITISH AND FOREIGN MARINE LIMITED.
Agents - McDowell & Barclay
THE PROVIDENT CLERKS' AND GENERAL GUARANTEE ASSOCIATION.
Agent - W. Rastrick Lee [?]
Anderson, W. M., Emigration Agent, India
Alexander, A. H., Agent General of Immigration
Williams, R. S.
Stacey, J. W.
Adolphus, J., M.R.C.S., Eng., Sub-Agent St. Elizabeth
Clarke. J. H., L.R.C.S., Edin., Sub-Agent Upper St. Elizabeth
Bravo, M., Sub-Agent Clarendon
Croskery, Rev. H., Sub-Agent Upper Clarendon.
Garsia, W. Y., Sub-Agent Westmoreland
Hider, C. L., Sub-Agent Saint Mary
Jervis, H. G., Sub-Agent Portland
Karney, L., Sub-Agent Saint James
Kirkpatrick, F., Saint Thomas
Pigou, E. W., Head Office
Ripoll, C. L., St. Catherine
Honiball, O., M.D., Attendant to Coolies in St. Thomas
Stamers. B. H., M.D., Superintendent to Coolie Depot
There are 12,455 Coolies in the colony, 5,880 of whom are under indenture, and located on 84 Sugar and Coffee Plantations.
There are 12 Union Hospitals in active operation in the colony for Coolies located on Estates. There is also a Depot at Spanish. Town, in which Coolies who are incapable of working; and who have been relieved by the Governor from further service under indenture are cared, until an opportunity offers for them to be sent back to their friends in India. These institutions are under Government Control.
Terms upon which Immigrants are imported for Estates
The Act 25th Vic., cap. 31, sec. 1 provides. that for the future, employers of Immigrants shall pay in advance for every year's service of every Immigrant of or above the age of 12 years the sum of £1. 10s. and for every year's service of every child under the age of 12 years, 15s.
The 27th Victoria, cap. 5. provides that liberated Africans and Indians may be indentured by the Local Government for five years, the end of which time they are entitled to passports. equivalent to certificates of industrial residence.
Terms upon which Immigrants are paid on Estates.
Wages payable to Indian Immigrants are now regulated by "The Immigration Acts Amendment Law of 1869."
Every adult Immigrant being a male of 16 years of age and upwards, is entitled to be paid by day's wages at the rate, for each working day of nine hours, not less than 1s, and males of any age between 12 and 16 or a female of any age at the rate of not less than 9d. They are bound to do every working day a fair day's work for this wage.
Any adult Immigrant instead of working for day's wages may, if desired both by himself and his employer do task work at rates which must, however, be first sanctioned by the Agent General of Immigration who has the power at any time of revoking such sanction. Such rates must give to the Immigrant an equivalent to what he is entitled to by day's wages of ordinary exertion, and more, by extraordinary exertion. There is nothing to prevent any Immigrant from making any bargain he pleases with his Employer for working at any time, extra hours, by night or otherwise.
Employers are bound to give work to every Immigrant for six days in every week except the authorized holidays (which are Sundays, Good Friday, and Christmas Day) and days when field work is impossible by very bad weather.
As a general rule, able and industrious labourers can earn 1s. 6d. a day for nine hours' continuous labour. On many Estates, Immigrants are earning from 6s. to 12s. a week for five days' labour.
Law 34 of 1869 repeals so much of the 27 Vic. cap. 5, and so much of any other Immigration Act as authorizes the reindenturing, or the reallotting, or the reassigning of an Indian Immigrant, on his attaining the age of twelve years. It also requires the rationing of Immigrants by their employers and provides for the more speedy and salutary punishment of breaches of contract by indentured immigrants and their employers.
OFFICERS IN MEDICAL CHARGE OF COOLIE UNION HOSPITALSAnnotto Bay, W. A. O'Connor
Two additional Union Hospitals are under construction and will be opened during the ensuing year.
Three ships are expected in the coming season with Indian Immigrants.
Wellesley, G. G., C.B., Vice Admiral
Brackenbury, J. W., Flag Lieutenant
Roe, Herbert F., Secretary
Clerks to Secretary
Marcon, G. E.
Johnston, A. G.
Brown, G. F.
DeHorsey, Algernon F, R., A DC-Commodore
Martin, W. H., Secretary
Gilpin, Henry, Pay master in charge of Stores
Meadows, G. D., Chief Clerk
Delfosse, C. L., Temporary Clerk
Duquesnay, E. L. Temporary Clerk
Smedmore, W. D.
Richmond, P., Store Porter
Tucker, H. S., Messenger
Gilpin, Henry, Paymaster in charge of Stores
Jones, John, Clerk
Bayliss, G. A., Writer
Domville, H. J., C.B., M.D., Deputy Inspector General
MacCarthy, R. V.
Houghton, W. Robert, Dispenser
Ffrench, Maria, Matron
SHIPS ON THE NORTH AMERICAN AND WEST INDIA STATION
Aboukir, T. H. Vidal, Commander, 24 guns
Argus, E. J. Jermain, Commander, 5 guns
Bellerophon, B. Wells, Captain, 15 guns
Bullfinch, Rodney M. Lloyd, Commander, 3 guns
Druid, A. G. R. Roe, Captain, 10 guns
Dryad, C. E. Domville, Commander, 9 guns
Seagull, E. A. T. Stubbs, Commander, 3 guns
Spartan, R. Carter, Captain, 8 guns
Swallow, E. C. Drummond, Commander, 3 guns
Woodlark, W. Howorth, Commander, 3 guns
Decoy, John Hayes, Lieut. and Commander, 4 guns
Heron, Tender to "Aboukir"
Zephyr, C. R. C. Hamilton, Lieut. & Commander, 4 guns
J. W. Cox, C.B., Colonel, Commanding the Forces
Lieut. J. B. Carey, 98th Regt., Brigade Major, Acting
Sub-Lieutenant S. Foster, 2nd W. I. R., Garrison, Adjutant Acting
G. Bridgett, Assistant Controller, Kingston
A. Montanaro, Deputy Commissary, Kingston
R. Squarey, Deputy Commissary, Up Park Camp
V. White, Deputy Commissary, Newcastle
L. J. Graham, Assistant Commissary, Kingston
J. Lynas, Assistant Commissary, Up Park Camp
F. Freffrey, Assistant Paymaster, Kingston
C. A. Griffith, Assistant Paymaster, Kingston
T. A. Thornhill, Surgeon Major, and Senior Medical Officer, Newcastle
A. S. K. Prescott, Surgeon Major, Up Park Camp
J. Hoysted, Surgeon Major, Port Royal
V. Wearne, Surgeon, Kingston
H. T. Chapman, Surgeon, Up Park Camp
J. A. Campbell, Surgeon, Newcastle
H. Irvine, Lieut. Colonel, commanding Newcastle
J. R. King, Major, Newcastle
B. R. Greig, Captain, Newcastle
H. P. Dawson, Lieutenant, Port Royal
E. C. Sim, Major, Up Park Camp
F. T. Maxwell, Lieutenant, Newcastle
T. T. Simpson, Major, commanding Newcastle
H. R. Stracey, Captain Newcastle
W. O'Toole, Captain Newcastle
W. J. Tibbs, Captain Newcastle
A.. H. Hyslop, Lieutenant Newcastle
J. Reeves, Lieutenant Newcastle
2nd WEST INDIA REGIMENT
Headquarters, Up Park Camp.
J. W. Haynes, Brevet Major commanding Up Park Camp
H. W. Paterson, Captain Up Park Camp
F. W. S. Grant, Captain Up Park Camp
C. F. Filliter. Lieutenant and Adjutant Up Park Camp
E. S. Maters, Sub-Lieutenant Up Park Camp
E. Stanley, Sub-Lieutenant Up Park Camp
J. Skelton, Sub-Lieutenant Up Park Camp
S. F. Foster, Sub-Lieutenant Up Park Camp
C. Grant, Sub-Lieutenant Up Park Camp
J. Moore, Paymaster Up Park Camp
P. Kelly, Quarter Master Up Park Camp
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