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1857 JAMAICA ALMANAC
Recorded in the Registry of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Jamaica.
Those marked with a are off the Island.
President.-- Joseph McGrath, Sen., M.R.C.S., England.
a Allen, W. B. Surgeon, Edinburgh, St. Thomas-in-the-East.
Bruce, Robert George, L.R.C.S., Edinburgh, Vere.
Clachar, John Shea, M.D., Edinburgh, Portland.
Clarke, Thomas, M.D., Edinburgh, Metcalfe, District Censor.
Carey, Joseph, M.D., Edinburgh, Trelawny.
Chambers, John E., M.D., Edinburgh, St. James.
Cooke, William Brooks, M.D., Glasgow, St. Thomas-in-the-East.
Dewar, Alexander, M.D., Surgeon, Edinburgh, St. Elizabeth.
Downer, George Pierrepoint Maxwell, M.R.C.S., London, Port Royal.
Donald, James, Surgeon, Edinburgh. St. Mary's.
Dunn, Andrew, M.D., and Surgeon, Edinburgh, Kingston.
Falconer, John, M.D., Surgeon, Edinburgh, L.A., Com., London, St. Andrew.
Henderson, John James, M D., Aberdeen, and Surgeon, Edinburgh, Portland.
Husband, George, B.A., Giessen, M.D., Morant Bay.
Johnson, Thomas, Surgeon, Edinburgh, St. Ann.
Lawson, George, M.D., and L.R.C.S., Edinburgh, St. James.
Lemonius, William, late H.M. Army, Rio Bueno.
Morales, Charles McLarty, M.R.C.S., London, St. Catherine, District Censor.
Mason, David, Surgeon, Edinburgh, Westmoreland.
Macartney, George, Surgeon; Edinburgh, Trelawny.
McFarlane, John, Surgeon, Edinburgh, St. James.
McDonald, Simon Allan, Surgeon, Glasgow, Westmoreland, District Censor.
McGrath, Joseph A., M.D., Glasgow, M.R.C.S., England, Kingston.
McNab, Gilbert, M.D. and Surgeon, Edinburgh, St. Ann
Orgill, James C., M.D. and Surgeon, Edinburgh, St. Ann.
*Pine, William, M R.C.S , London, St. Andrew.
Rapkey, Charles Thomas, M.R.C.S. England, St. George
Spence, Patrick, M.R.C.S., London, St. James, District Censor.
Stephens, Alexander, Surgeon, Edinburgh, Falmouth.
Thompson, William, L.R.C.S., Edinburgh, Port Royal.
Tullis, John Edie, M.D. and Surgeon, Edinburgh, Westmoreland.
Tucker, Edward, M.D., Edinburgh, Surgeon, London, St. Ann.
Thompson, Alexander, Surgeon, Edinburgh, St. Elizabeth.
Ashenheim, Lewis, Surgeon, Edinburgh, Falmouth.
Adolphus, Joseph, M.R.C.S., London, Westmoreland
Brebner, William, Jun., M.R.C.S., London, Hanover.
Baily, William, M.R.C.S., England, L.A., Com. London, Trelawny.
Brackenridge, Charles, Chirurg. Magis. Glasgow, St. Thomas-in-the-Vale.
Beaumont, Arthur J., M.D., Edinburgh, Westmoreland
Campbell, Archibald, Surgeon. Glasgow, St. Elizabeth.
Craig, James, Warrant of Service, late of H.M.'s Navy, Spanish Town.
Davidson, James, L.R.C.S., Edinburgh, Hanover.
Dalrymple, William, M.R.C.S., London, Trelawny.
Dallas, Alexander Charles, M.R.C.S., London, Port Royal.
Hamilton, Robert, M.A., Cambridge, M.D., Paris, M.R.C.S., London, St. Andrew.
Harvey, Spence Richard, M.R.C.S.. London. Westmoreland.
Henderson, William F., M.D., St. Andrew, M.R.C.S., London, St. Thomas-in-the-East.
Jobet, C P., Edinburgh, M.D., Paris, Kingston.
Keech, William Bennett, M.R.C.S., London, Lic. Apoth. Co., London, Kingston
King, Berry, M.D., Edinburgh, Elizabeth.
McLaren, Peter, Surgeon, St. Elizabeth.
Miller, David, Surgeon, Edinburgh.
Mitchell, Thomas, M.D., Glasgow, Falmouth.
Mason, James Innis, Surgeon, Edinburgh, Hanover.
Potts, John Donaldson, M.R.C.S., England, Lucea.
Rose, William Bromley, M.D., Edinburgh, St. Ann.
Raffington, Thos M.D., Edinburgh, St. Ann.
Scott, William, M.D. and Surgeon, Edinburgh, Trelawny.
Scott, John, L.F.P. and Surgeon, Glasgow, St. James.
Stewart, James, Surgeon, Glasgow, St Ann.
Smith, Crawford, M.D., St Andrew, Surgeon, Glasgow, Manchester.
Tarrant, William, M.D., Edinburgh, Surgeon, London, and Lic. Apothecaries Company, London, Vere.
Thorburn, Adam, M.R.C.S., Edinburgh, Clarendon.
Wilson, John, M,R.C.S., London, St. James.
Chevers, Forbes McBean, Manchester.
Jelly, Thomas, Westmoreland.
Kingdon, Benjamin Bayley (a), Port Antonio.
JAMES SCOTT, Registrar.
(a) Now a Clergyman in the Established Church,
Old Harbour & Salt River - William Tarrant, M.D. (£50)
Alligator Pond - Forbes McBean Chevers. (£20)
St. Ann's Bay - Gilbert Mc Nab. (£30)
Port Maria - James Maxwell Ferguson. (£50)
Rio Bueno - William Lemonius. (£20)
Dry Harbour - Thomas Johnson. (£20)
Kingston and Port Royal - George P. M. Downer, M.D. (£500)
Morant Bay - William Brooks Cooke, M.D. (£60)
Port Antonio - J. Shea Clachar, M.D. (£20)
Annotto Ray - Thomas Clarke, M.D. (£50)
Black River - Berry King, M.D. (£20)
Savanna-la-Mar - Thomas Jelly. (£30)
Green Island - James Innes Mason.- (£20)
Lucea - John Donaldson Potts. (£30)
Montego Bay - Patrick Spence. (£100)
Falmouth George McCartney. (£100)
Robert Dewar, Montego Bay.
Montague Salmon, Falmouth.
J. W. Fraser, Savanna-la-Mar
Secretary at Kingston- James Marshall.
Edinburgh, No. 22, St. Andrew's Square; London, 4 Lothbury;
Glasgow, St. Vincent's Place; Jamaica, Kingston and Spanish Town.
Jamaica.-Kingston and Spanish Town, W. W.. ANDERSON,
Established as "The Jamaica Society of Arts," in August, 1854; but designated as above from the time Her Majesty graciously accepted of the patronage in 1856. The principal objects of the Society are, "to encourage the development of the productive and industrial resources of the colony, and to endeavour to turn them to substantial account in the great marts of the world's commerce."
Patroness.-Her Gracious Majesty the Queen.
President.-His Excellency the Governor of Jamaica.
Vice-Presidents.-Hon. William Irving Wilkinson, Hon. Richard Hill, Rev. James Watson, Richard O'Reilly
Council.-Hon. Alex. Barclay, John Daughtrey, Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Holmes Tidy, Hon. Jasper F. Cargill, Henry J. Kemble, William Thomas March, Hon. Edward Jordon, Lewis Q. Bowerbank Rev. John Radcliffe, John Nethersole, William Kemble, William Berry, David Ewart.
Secretary. -*Julius Anthony Garcia Del Rio.
Acting ditto. -E. C. Lewis.
This Society was formed on the 6th July, 1855, for the promotion of the same objects as those contemplated by the Royal. Jamaica Society of Arts. It had in August, 1855, upwards of sixty members, since considerably increased, principally small settlers and freeholders, cultivators of land in the parish. It holds a monthly meeting for the communication of information and the promotion otherwise of the objects of the Society.
President.-The Rev. John Campbell.
Treasurer. -The Rev. Edward Galbraith.
Rooms situated South-West corner of King and Bourden Streets.
Vice-President. -John Boileau Sorapure
Managing Committee.-E. C. Lewis, John Nethersole, James Dearmer Ford, S. Constantine Burke, John Murray Auld, William A. Titley, J. W. Bowers, C. Alexander, H. W. DaCosta, E. W. Lewis, James M. Waldron, Thomas F. Chrystie, Charles Grant.
Treasurer.-James Mapletoft Waldron.
Secretary.-Samuel Constantine Burke.
Hon. Librarians.-George James Peynado, J. William Bowers.
Annual Subscription.-Payable in advance, which entitles the members to the use of the rooms and the perusal of books, periodicals, &c., at home, 30s. Entrance Fee, 10s. 6d,
Members residing beyond five 'miles from Kingston, 12s. per annum for the use of the rooms,
Books in the Library, 1,900 volumes.
Qualification fee for life, 10 guineas
The number of subscribing members on the 1st May, 1856, was 182.
Number of honorary and life members, 18.
This Society has been in existence twenty-eight years. It is with much satisfaction the Promoter asserts, that not a week during this whole period has passed, in which some of its numerous members have not shared in its benefits.
The proper management of its affairs is easily proved by the fact that, upwards of £3,000 have been distributed since its organization.
There are at present about 480 members enrolled. This is an institution open to poor persons of every denomination, who may be desirous to provide for the time of sickness. It is proposed to raise a fund for the purpose of extending its constant benefits to old and very infirm members. The Treasurer will, therefore, most thankfully receive whatever donations the charitable portion of this community may be disposed to contribute.
President. -Rev. Francis S. Bradshaw, LL.D.
Vice-Presidents.-Rev. John Hodgson, J. C. Peynado.
Secretary. -Henry John Smith.
Committee of Management. - John H. Harper, Henry M. Hall, William Phillips, Thomas S. Williams, Samuel Jolly, Samuel Smith, John Sanches, William Popple, Benjamin Dias, John G. Street, James B. Sanches, W. W. Orrett.
Balance in Bank of Jamaica to the credit of the Institution on the 17th July, 1856, £368.
Balance in Treasurer's hands, £1. 2s. 7d.
President.-Right Rev. J. E. Dupeyron.
Vice ditto. -Rev. William Cothran.
Treasurer .- J . U. L. Duquesnay.
Managing Members -Messrs. R. G. Abrams, John B. Sorapure, Charles A Preston, John Escoffery.
For the purpose of rendering pecuniary or other assistance to the needy and deserving of the Jewish Poor, and the encouragement among them of industrial habits.
President.-Rev. A.. B. Davis.
Hon. Secretary.-Jacob Aarons, and nine Directors, elected annually, who in Sub-Committee weekly visit and relieve the sick and indigent.
Directors . -Joseph Stines, Hyman Magnus, George Magnus, Isaac P. DaCosta, D. P. DaCosta, S. N. DaCosta, Charles Hershfield, Isaac Lawton, Ellis Wolfe.
Established in 1852.
President.- Robert A. Johnson.
Vice-Presidents.-Thomas Witter Jackson, David J. Soares,
Treasurer .-Alexander Alexander.
Librarian.-George N. Howell.
Board of Management. -Charles Magnan, George F. Judah, Alexander Nairn, Alexander Heslop, Alexander Alexander, Hon. C. M. Morales, George N. Howel.
Subscription 36s. per annum.
Established in 1856.
President. -Rev. Samuel Burrell.
Vice President. -Rev. Thomas Gould.
Secretary. -William Knibb.
Treasurer.-A. C. Sinclair.
Librarian.-R. W. Swan.
Managing Committee. - Frederick Lindo, R. S, McLachlan, James Wilson, Montague Salmon, George Lyons, R. T. Clerk, David Lindo.
The Officers are "ex-officio" Members of the Managing Committee.
Subscription, 36s. a year, payable monthly. Entrance Fee, 5s.
Kept by Louis Cunha, and supported by the Subscriptions of
Merchants, and others interested therein.
Meets the 1st Monday in the month. Annual Election held in May.
Master: Wor. John Joseph Duval
Senior Warden: John Burger
Junior ditto: Robert McLelland
Treasurer: Bro. Charles William Vredenburgh
Secretary: Richard Langley
Senior Deacon: Henry Midnight
Junior ditto: Thomas Williams
Inner Guard: James McDonald
Steward: Henry Brodhurst
Tyler: Jules Desnoues
Past-Masters -Wor. Gaspard Joni, John Nunes, John Burger,
*Barnaby Maddan, Robert Osborn, Robert McLelland, John Ware.
1st Principal Z: *Most Ext. John Burger
2nd ditto H: Robert McLelland
3rd ditto I: John R. Brice
Scribe N: Compn. Charles W. Vredenburgh
Scribe E: Henry Brodhurst
Captain of the Host: Robert Sherlock
Principal Sojourner: James Kay Fingzies
Royal Arch Captain: Compn. Aaron Salom
Captain of 3rd Veil: George Ffrench
Ditto 2nd: Napoleon Carvalho
Janitor: Jules Desnoues
Past Principals -Most Exts. John Nunes, John Burger, David Martin, James Kay Fingzies, William Duff
No. 291 - Prov No. 2
Meets 2nd Monday in each month.
The election of Master, Tyler, and Treasurer, takes place in November.
Master: Wor. Henry Delgado
Senior Warden: Bro. Rev. A. H. Delevante
Junior Warden: Giacomo Arnaboldi
Treasurer: Solomon Morais
Secretary: S. B. Slack
Senior Deacon: Thomas Harrison
Junior Deacon: Daniel Isaacs
Inner Guard: Simon Magnus
Tyler: Jules Desnoues
Past Masters: Worshipfuls Louis Lewis, Jacob Nunes Vaz, David Martin, Thomas Stratton Cusnie, David Judah Alberga, Louis Ashenheim. M.D., Solomon Melhado, David R. DaCosta, Colin Campbell, *Lewis Aria, Solomon J. Leon.
First Principal Z: Solomon Melhado
2nd. ditto H: Solomon J. Leon
3rd ditto I: Elijah Abrahams
Captain of the Host: Joseph Francis
Principal Sojourner: Robert Hamilton, M.D.
Royal Arch Captain: James Whitbourne
Treasurer: Solomon Morais
Scribe: Alexander Morales
Captain, 3rd Veil: Osmond Delgado
2nd Ditto: Ellis Wolfe
1st Ditto: Henry Delgado
Janitor: Jules Desnoues
Past Principals-David Martin, Thomas Stratton Cushnie, Jacob Nunes Vaz, Solomon Melhado, David R. DaCosta
Meets the 3rd. Monday in each Month. Election, on the ordinary night in November.
Master: Wor. Robert Hamilton, M.D.
Senior Warden: Bro. James W. Whitbourne
Junior Warden: Joseph Francis
Treasurer: James Kay Fingzies
Secretary: Bro. William L. Milne
Senior Deacon: G . P. Moss
Junior Deacon: E. Mackenzie
Inner Guard: Archibald H. Drummond
Tyler: Stephen Spring
Past Masters--Worshipfuls *Barnaby Madden, Henry Hutchings, James Kay Fingzies. *John Trimmer, Henry Franklin, James Derbyshire, Jacob Nunes Vaz, J. M. Pennington, Thomas Breakspear, William Duff, William B. Douglas, Robert Hamilton.
It is with much pleasure we record, that this Lodge has established a School for the education of the sons of indigent Masons. The elements of a sound English education are to be given; the number of pupils not to exceed 100. This is one of the most useful institutions in the City. The interest taken by the Board of Directors in the welfare and proficiency of the pupils, and the progress which these have made, are creditable to all concerned.
BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS.
President: Wor. Robert Hamilton, M.D.
Vice-President: James Kay Fingzies
Schoolmaster: Bro. Roger Gough.
First Principal Z: Colin Campbell
3rd ditto: Simon Emanuel Pietersz
Captain of the Host: Michael H. Samuels
Principal Sojourner: David Rodrigues Dacosta
Royal Arch Captain: John Morce
Scribe E: William Duff
Treasurer: Henry Michell
Captain of 3rd Veil: Simon Hart
2nd ditto: Gabriel Hoevertsz
1st ditto: Joseph Alexander
Janitor: Jules Desnoues.
Meets the 4th Monday of each month. Election on the ordinary night of May.
Master: Wor. Joseph N. Cardozo
Senior Warden: Charles S. Harvey
Junior Warden: Augustus N. Cardozo
Orator: Elijah Abrahams
Treasurer: Thomas N. Leith
Secretary: Charles H. Smith
Senior Deacon: Alexander Brandon
Junior Deacon: John Desporte
Inner Guard: Charles Perneau
Tyler: Jules Desnoues
Past Masters: Juan Jose Nieto, Emanuel Leon, Colin Campbell, Simon Emanuel Pietersz, Alexander Fiddes, M.D., Simon Hart, Elijah Abrahams.
Master: Wor. Samah G. Corinaldi.
Senior Warden: Bro. John S. Buckingham.
Junior Warden: Blower D. Lindo.
Treasurer: Henry Isaacs.
Secretary: Charles Kerr.
Senior Deacon: Henry Levy.
Junior Deacon: Charles Levy.
Inner Guard: George Levy.
Tyler: A. Davis:
Master: Wor. S. G. Corinaldi
Senior Warden: Bro. John S. Buckingham
Junior Warden: Henry Davis.
Treasurer: John B. Dickson
Secretary: Bro. William Chalmers
Senior Deacon: Hugh G. Henry.
Junior Deacon: Alfred Sharp.
Tyler: Robert Vernon.
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Thursday in March, June, September, and December.
1st Principal Z: Aaron Isaacs.
2nd Principal H: William Saffery.
3rd Principal J: John S. Buckingham.
Scribe E Camp: Blower de Lindo.
Captain of the host: Horatio Corinaldi.
Principal Sojourner: Henry Isaacs.
Treasurer: Isaac Isaacs.
R. A . Captain: Alexander Levy.
Captain of the 1st Veil: William O. Dunbar.
Captain of the 2nd Veil: Alexander Levy.
Captain of the 3rd Veil: Simon Magnus.
Janitor: Joseph Lewis.
Past 1st Principals. - M. E. C. Barnett Isaacs, Cecil L. Isaacs, and Samah G. Corinaldi.
Meets 1st Wednesday in every month. Election of Master takes place in April.
Master: Wor. William Ewen,
Senior Warden: Bro. John Addison.
Junior Warden: James D. Baillie
Treasurer: Joseph S. Segre.
Secretary: Edmund Alcock.
Senior Deacon: Edward Smith.
Junior Deacon: Joseph Waite.
Inner Guard: E. J. Sadler.
Tyler: Robert Buddle.
Past Master: David F. Thomas.
Bro. Grand Master: Rt. Wor. Colin Campbell.
Dep. Prov. Grand Master: James Kay Fingzies
Substitute Grand Master: John Herman Hall.
Grand Senior Warden: Rt. Wor. William Duff.
Junior Warden: Peter J. Ferron
Secretary: James McDonald.
Senior Deacon: David R. DaCosta
Junior Deacon: John Morce
Inner Guard: Charles Gadpaille
Sword Bearer: Joseph Alexander.
Master of Ceremonies: William Rodon.
Bible Bearer: David R. D. Costa.
Grand Tyler: Bro. Jules Desnoues.
To this Lodge are attached the Elgin Lodge, St. Thomas-in-the Vale; the Glenlyon, Kingston; St. John's, Grey Town; the Athol, Falmouth; the Union Lodge Black River; and the Kilwining, St. Andrew's.
Meets at Linstead, St. Thomas-in-the-Vale, the first Tuesday in the Month.
Master: Wor. John Herman Hall.
Senior Warden: Bro. George Henry Chevannes, Jur.
Treasurer: Edward Kinkead.
Secretary: Archibald Mossman.
Senior Deacon: Isaac DaCosta.
Inner Guard: Henry Dias.
Tyler: John H. Cowan.
Past Masters: John H. Hall, William Rodon
Meets the 2nd Wednesday in each month. Election in November.
Master: Wor. John A. Cator.
Senior Warden: Bro. Andrew Hope.
Junior Warden: Samuel C. Burke.
Treasurer: Frederick B. Sturridge.
Secretary: Henry Willoughby DaCosta.
Senior Deacon: Edward W. Lewis.
Junior Deacon: J. P. S. Briant.
Master of Ceremonies: Henry Michell.
Inner Guard: Manby Russell Hall.
Tyler: Jules Desnoues
Meets 1st Wednesday in the month. Elections in November.
Master: Wor. John Falconer, M.D.
Senior Warden: Bro. Colin A. Spalding.
Junior Warden: A. G. Robertson.
Treasurer: Thomas N. Jones.
Secretary: Alexander Innes.
Senior Deacon: Henry N. Gregory.
Junior Deacon: James N. Gregory.
Inner Guard: Theodore P. Bonitto.
Tyler: Joseph Cliff.
Steward: William Morais.
Meets the 1st Tuesday nearest Full Moon.
Master: Wor. George Delisser.
Senior Warden: Bro. Richard Moss.
Junior Warden: Henry Jacobs.
Treasurer: Wor. M. A. Nunes.
Secretary: Bro. R. W. Swan.
Senior Deacon: William Melhado.
Junior Deacon: Charles Delgado.
Tyler: W. G. Rochford.
Past Master: Wor. George Lyons.
Substitute Master: Lewis Ashenheim.
Master: Wor. William Brydson.
Senior Warden: Bro. Robert James Linton.
Junior Warden: Thomas H. Knibb.
Treasurer: Edmund Pothemont.
Secretary: Joseph R. Dawster.
Senior Deacon: Charles Miller.
Junior Deacon: Thomas Lakeman.
Inner Guard: Augustus Isaacs.
Tyler: Daniel King.
Constituted under Warrant from the Grand Council of New Granada, dated 4th Thamus 5848.
Grand Com. - Rt. Wor. and Ill. John Burger,
G. S. L. : Simon Emanl. Pietersz
G.I.L.: Colin Campbell.
G.O.: Emanuel Leon.
G. M. F: Ill. Simon Hart.
G. Ch: John Douglas.
G. S. B: John Joseph Duval.
G. I. S: Rt. Wor. George Israel.
Manager .-David Smith
Opened 21st November, 1845
Starts, Week Days, from Kingston, 6 and 9. A.M.; 12 Noon, and 4 P.M.
Starts from Spanish Town, 7 and 10 1/4 A M., and 1 and 5 1/4 P.M.
No Sunday Trains
The Trains leaving Kingston at 9 A.M. and 4 P.M., proceed to "The Angels," and leave that Station on their return at 10 A.M. and 5 P.M.
Kingston - Hunt's Bay - Gregory Park - Spanish Town - Angels.
Incorporated and empowered by the Jamaica Acts, 7 Vict. c. 66, 9 Vict. c. 14, 10 Vict. c. 26, and 11 Vict. c. 32.
Chairman. -Henry Franklin.
James Derbyshire, William George Astwood, Ainsley Mordecai, Richard Bennett Berry, .Laurence Gibson, William Parke.
Clerk to Co.-William Andrews. (£200)
Treasurer.-Bank of Jamaica.
Superintendent. - John De Walden.
Solicitor. - Edward C. Mowat.
Assistant Clerk.-Francis Wilkinson.
Collector. -Hyman Levy.
Special Contracts are entered into with Public Institutions and Individuals, which vary according to circumstances, as may be agreed on.
Directors -Augustus Devereux Preston, James Nathan, William Sewell, Simon Thompson, James Wilson, William Cooper, David Kerr, George Bownan, John Pasmore, J. R. Kitchen, Fred. L. Castle, C. W. Atkins, William Kerr.
Collector & Secretary.-Montague Salmon.
Treasurer.-Fred. Levy Castle.
West India Passenger Fares.
(Which include the use of Bedding and Linen, Steward's Fees, and all other Charges except for wines, Spirits, Malt Liquors, and Mineral Waters.)
This Company's Steam Ships leave Southampton, at 2 p.m. on the 2nd and 17th of each month, unless these dates should fall on Sunday, and then on the day following.
Passengers, Parcels, and Packages booked as heretofore at the Company's Office, 55, Moorgate Street, London. At Southampton, Passengers booked by Mr. DUFFELL, Company's Office, Winkle Street ; and Parcels and Packages by Mr. ROBERT HESKETH, the Company's Superintendent of the Cargo Department, opposite the Docks.
Office in Kingston.-Lower Duke Street.
Superintendent.-Captain Cooper, Com. R.N.
In cases where both Tickets are paid for together, either in England or Nassau, the rate between St. Thomas and Nassau, will be £5. 10s., each way.
The difference in the rates of Passage Money shown above refers merely to the Sleeping Cabin; in all other respects the Passengers will be precisely on the same footing-No Berth is considered engaged until the whole Fare is paid.
N.B. A limited number of Artisans, Emigrants, &c., to be victualled on the same footing as the Ship's Crew, will be conveyed, when there is room for them from Southampton to the West Indies, Colon (Aspinwall), or Mexico, for £20 each.
Each Ship carries an experienced Surgeon.
Arrangements on reasonable Terms maybe made by Invalids or others, desirous to take the round of the whole Voyage.
N.B.-A discount of 25 per cent. is allowed to passengers who take return tickets, which are available for six months.
Offices in London -29, Moorgate Street.
Directors in Jamaica-Hon. Edward Thompson, George S. Airey.
Mining Capt.-Captain Harper.
Solicitors in Jamaica. -Messrs. Hill and Airey, Kingston.
(Registered under 17 Vic. cap. 32.)
SHARES-100,000 at £1 each.
This Company is conducted on the Cost-book principle:
Committee of Management -Richard J. C. Kitchins (Chairman).
Directors. -James Derbyshire, Peter Alexander Espeut, William Girod, William S. Cooper, R.N.
Mining Agent.-George B. Nethersole, C.E,M.C.
Office.-No 4, Lower East Street.
Capital Stock-£50,000, in Shares of £1 each.
Established on, the Cost-book principle, Feb. 1855.
Trustees, - Hon. Alexander Bravo and Thomas N. Cripps.
Chairman -Stephen Weise Mais
Committee of Management.-James Bell, Peter A. Espeut, Richard James C. Hitchins, Colin Campbell.
Auditors. -Thomas Breakspear, William Girod.
Purser.-Joseph G Smith.
Mining Capt.-Joseph Arthur.
Registered under 17 Vic. cap. 32. (Limited Liability Act)
Capital £60,000 in Shares of £1 each. Conducted on the Cost-
Committee of Management. --Richard James C. Hitchins, James Derbyshire, William Girod, Peter Alexander Espeut, William Barclay.
Mining Capt., William Arthur.
Purser. - Edward W. Hitchins.
Solicitor. - Donald Campbell.
Office. -No. 4, East Street, Kingston.
The mines of this Company are situated in the mountains near Port Antonio, in the Golden Vale District, and the properties on which the mines are located comprise an area of about 5000 acres.
NOTE -There are a couple of Copper Mines in the Island, which, according to the statements made in the public newspapers, are being worked most successfully by private individuals.
NOTE.-The following should have appeared after "Commissioners of Roads and Bridges," but is here inserted. Next year (D.V) a full account of the Corporate Road Trusts shall appear in this Almanac.
Commissioners. - The three Members of the Hon. Executive Committee, of whom the Hon. William Hosack is Chairman of the Board, and the Members of the Hon. House of Assembly for the Parishes of Kingston, Port Royal, St Andrew, St. Mary, Metcalfe, St. George, and Port Royal.
Solicitor. - Edward Charles Mowat.
Hon. Treasurer.-Edward. Lucas.
Surveyors of Road.-John Parry, Roger Swire (£300 a year each.)
Road Overseer -Horatio Feurtado. (£30 a year.)
Sec. to Trust. Charles James Mowat. (£60 a year.)
KINGSTON. - Daily, "The Morning Journal," established 1838; Editors and Proprietors, Jordon and Osborn.
KINGSTON.-Daily, "The Colonial Standard," established 1849, with which was incorporated in June, 1850, "The Despatch," now styled the "Colonial Standard and Despatch;" Editor and Proprietor, William Girod.
KINGSTON. - Daily, "The Daily Advertiser," established 1850; Editor and Proprietor, Isaac Lawton.
MONTEGO BAY.-On Wednesday and Saturday, "The Cornwall Chronicle," established 1781; Editor and Proprietor, Alexander Holmes.
MONTEGO BAY.- On Wednesday and Saturday, "The County Union," established 1850; Editor and Proprietor, Sidney Levien.
FALMOUTH. - On Wednesday and Saturday, "The Falmouth Post," established 1835; Editor and Proprietor, John Castello.
FALMOUTH.-On Wednesday and Saturday, "The Trelawny," established in 1849; Proprietor, George Lyons.
SPANISH TOWN. - On Monday and Thursday, "The Watchman," established August, 1852 Proprietor, [blank]. Editor, Rev. Robert A. Johnson.
BECKFORD'S FREE SCHOOL (Spanish Town.) established in 1744 by a bequest from Peter Beckford. The Capital of £600 is vested in the Island Funds, and bears an interest of £10 per cent.
Governors. - The Governor or Lieut.-Governor, Members of Council and Assembly, the Chief-Justice, Assistant Judges of the Supreme Court, and Rector of the Parish for the time being.
Treasurer.-William Thomas March.
Master.- Rev. Robert Johnson.
SMITH'S FREE SCHOOL, (Spanish Town ), -Supported by a bequest of £3,000 from Francis Smith, to establish a school on the principles of the Church of England.
Funds in the Island Treasury at £6 per cent., £1,800.
Trustees.-The Lord Bishop, the Custos, and Rector of St. Catherine.
Master.-Rev. -. Brooks.
JAMAICA FREE SCHOOLS (at Walton Pen in St. Ann's).
Funds in Island Treasury at £996 per annum for the whole sum of £4,051.16s.
Trustees and Governors.-The Governor, President, and Members of Council, the Speaker and Members of Assembly, the Chief Justice, with 12 others.
Master.-Rev. John Morison Myers, M.A.
Second ditto -Charles Steer.
MANNING'S FREE SCHOOL (in Westmoreland).
Funds in Island Treasury at £6 per cent., £7,852. 14s. 8d.
Trustees. - The Custos, Representatives of the Parish in Assembly, three of the Senior Magistrates, the Rector, and five Freeholders, chosen annually on the 1st August. Those for 1846-7 are John Deleon, James C, Young, James Wixstead, John Addison, and D. F. Thomas.
Head Master.-Rev. Daniel Fidler, £240.
Assistant Masters.-James D. Foote, Ralph Cocking, £30 each.
Mistress of Girls' Department.-Mrs. Sarah F. Rose, £80.
Clerk.-Rev. D. Fidler, £12.
RUSEA'S FREE SCHOOL (in Lucea, Hanover).
Funds in Island Treasury at 10 per cent., £2,700.
Trustees.-The Custos, Representatives of Parish in Assembly, three Senior Magistrates, Rector, Churchwardens, and six Freeholders, chosen annually on the third Tuesday in February.
Assistant Master-Joseph K. Collymore.
ST. JAMES's FREE SCHOOL (in Montego Bay).
Supported by a Local Tax.
Trustees. - The President of the Council, the Speaker, the Custos of the Parish, and the Representatives in Assembly, three Senior Magistrates, the Rector and Churchwardens, with four resident freeholders.
Head Master.-Patrick Spence, junr.
Second Master. -William Plummer.
TITCHFIELD FREE SCHOOL (in Port Antonio, Portland).
Supported by property in Litchfield.
Trustees. -The Custos (Chairman,) the President of the Legislative Council, Members of the Executive Committee, Speaker of the Assembly, Rector, the four resident Senior Magistrates of the Parish, and the Two Churchwardens.
Secretary.-Benjamin B. Sherwood
VERE DISTRICT FREE SCHOOLS.
Formerly there was a Free School in the Parish, in which the rudiments of a classical education were taught to a few pupils; but the Act. 18 Vic., cap. 54, abolished it, and appointed instead, District Schools.
The Funds of the old school are apportioned in the ratio of 57-82 parts for Vere, and 25-82 for Manchester.
The Vere Schools are under the management of a Board of Trustees, composed of the Members of Assembly, the Rector, Churchwardens, and Island Curate of the Parish, and four householders, who for the current year are, Thomas P. Williams and William Murray for the Western Division; and James Harvey and Dr. William Tarrant for the Eastern.
The names of the Districts are:
Alley-Master, William Moodie;
Portland - Master, Robert Hutton; Mistress, Mary Milford
Hayes -Master, James P Lewin;
Haylefield -Master, Horatio Canton;
Milk River - Master (not appointed, August, 1856);
Kemp's Hill- (Also not filled up)
There were 346 children under instruction in the above schools in August, 1856.
The amount of Funds in the Public Treasury is £6,256. at £8 per cent. per annum, which interest is only to be drawn for support of the schools.
MANCHESTER DISTRICT FREE SCHOOLS
1 Vic., cap. 34 ; 9 Vic., cap. 44 ; and 19 Vic., cap. 39. Capital in Island Treasury at interest of £8 per cent. per annum is £2,744, which interest can only be drawn for the schools.
Trustees for Establishing and Maintaining.-The Custos, the Members of Assembly, and the Rector, and the Churchwardens of the Parish for the time being. and six resident tax-payers of at least £3 per annum elected by the voters of the Parish. Those of the year 1856-7 are-
Northern District - Allan Kennedy, John Sawers;
Middle District -Jacob Delapenha, John R. Tomlinson;
Southern District-Alexander W. Heron, George Miles
Clerk to Trust.-Charles M. Ingram.
WOLMER'S FREE SCHOOL (in Church Street, and Parade, Kingston).
Funds in Island Treasury, £12,000, for which £1,044 interest per annum is allowed.
Trustees.-The Corporation of Kingston.
Head Master-William Carter, (sal. £210)
Usher, -Solomon Myers, (sal. £140)
Teacher of French and Spanish- Andrew Judah, (sal. £90)
Teacher of Infant School, - Maria Moore French, (sal. £100)
Teacher of Female School- Amelia Lecesne, (sal. £100)
Assistant Tutoress-Ellen McKean (sal. £60.) Sarah Smith, (sal. £30).
Clerk - Thomas S Cushnie, £12. 16s.
Male Schools.-No. on Lists about 400, average attendance 250.
Female Schools.-No. on Lists about 390, average attendance 200.
Books of every description, and all school materials are provided by the Trust, for the Pupils. Admission, by an order from a Member of the Common Council to the Head Master.
MUNROE AND DICKENSON'S FREE SCHOOL, AND CHARITY (in the Parishes of Manchester and St. Elizabeth.
A very large sum was bequeathed by these individuals for the above-named purposes, but the funds were grievously mismanaged, and until recently very little has been done to promote the objects of the Trust. We learn with pleasure that one, or more schools supported by this Trust, are now in operation in St. Elizabeth.
Funds in Island Treasury at £6 per cent., £20,337. 4s. 3d
Governors and Trustees.-The Governor, the President and Members of the Council, the Speaker and Members of: the Assembly, the Chief-Justice of the Island, the Attorney-General of the Island, and the Custos Rotulorum, magistrates, Vestrymen, rector, and churchwardens of the Parish of St. Elizabeth all for the time being. Five to be a quorum.
Local Trustees of the Real Property of the Charity.- James Miller, Hon. John Salmon, jun , William Finlason, Thomas Patrick Mahon, Thomas Mason, Rev. John Campbell Stone, Hon. Joseph Arthur Shakspeare.
Clerk to Local Trustees.-John Myers Cooper.
THE COLLEGIATE SCHOOL, KINGSTON.
Principal.-The Rev. J. Radcliffe.
Head-Master. -The Rev. A. J. Milne, M.A.
The primary object of the Collegiate School is to furnish an education similar to that of the respectable schools at home. In addition to this, however, it aims at supplying one of a more collegiate character. Particular attention is therefore paid to modern languages, to classics and mathematics, and to the rules and practice of reading and composition. It thus affords means of preparation for young men entering the mercantile profession, the university, and the army.
In the boarding department, the object is to treat the young gentlemen as a family, and prepare them, by social and religious intercourse and duties of life.
The arrangements are as follows:-
The studies of each day are commenced with reading a portions of the Scriptures and with prayer. No pupil, however is asked to be present, if intimation to that effect be given either by his parent or guardian. There is no interference with the creed of any pupil.
II. The hours of attendance are from nine till three
III. There are two Vacations in the year; one at Christmas, the other at Midsummer.
IV. The terms are, for boarders, £45 including washing; and for day scholars, £12 per annum, to be be paid quarterly, and for boarders in advance.
P.S.-In connexion with, and forming part of, the Collegiate School, there is a Juvenile Preparatory Class, the object of which is to meet the wants of those who are too young to be benefitted by the ordinary classes. As the education is of the most elementary sort, no one can remain in the class after the age of nine. The terms are £8 per annum.
MICO INSTITUTION, KINGSTON
Patron.--His Excellency the Governor of Jamaica, &c.
Board of Visitors.-Rev. J. Edmondson, *Rev. S. Oughton, Rev. F. H. Almon, Rev. J. Radcliffe, Rev. J. Watson, Rev. James Rowden, Dr. Bowerbank. Dr. Campbell, H. J. Kemble, H. Hutchings, George Henderson.
Suptnt & Master of Normal School,--Samuel Whitehorne
Master of Juvenile School.- John E. Martin.
Master of Infant School.-Robert Henderson.
In the Normal Department provision is made for the maintenance and accommodation of 15 students.
The object of the Institution is to train teachers for the schools in Jamaica and its Dependencies. The system of instruction is adapted to that end, and embraces (besides the common branches, viz., reading, writing, geography, grammar, and arithmetic) a critical examination of Scripture, including its history, geo graphy, natural history and antiquities; physical science, in all its branches, as applied to the common purposes of life; moral science, &c. The students are also instructed in the theory of education, and are taught the practice of it by daily teaching and lecturing to the children in the Model Schools.
Students are permitted to remain at the Institution three years, if necessary.
The visitors attend at the schools and inspect them, each one taking a fortnight in rotation. Quarterly meetings of the board are held in the months of January, April, July, and October, when candidates for admission into the Normal Department of the institution are examined as to their qualifications.
HEBREW NATIONAL INSTITUTION (established in 1847) for the education of the Jewish poor throughout the Island. Supported by annual subscriptions, voluntary offerings, and the interest of an invested capital of about £100. Annual election in March.
Vice-President. - Alexandria Aria.
Hon. Secretary- Jacob Mudahy.
Directors.-Solomon Melhado, Matthias J. levy, Daniel Finzi, Jacob Mitchell, David Goldsmith, Isaac Lawton, John J. Hart, Rev. A. B. Davis, Osmond Delgado. Edward Lucas, Ralph Harris.
Head-Master. - Rev. A. H. Delevante.
Governess. -Miss Esther Mendes
For the PRESBYTERIAN SYNOD and CALABAR BAPTIST INSTITUTION, see pp. 90, 94.
THE BAPTIST NORMAL SCHOOL for training school teachers, Calabar, Rio Bueno. This institution was commenced in September, 1855, under the temporary tutorship of the Rev. Samuel Hodges. until a tutor expected from England arrives. It is designed for the training of day-school teachers of all Christian denominations, the instruction given is of a strictly unsectarian character. It is supported by voluntary contributions only. Nine young men are receiving the advantages of the institution.
Treasurer.-The Rev. J. D. East.
Secretaries.-The Rev. J. M. Phillippo, of Spanish Town, and W. Teall, of Lucea.
Committee.-The Revs. J. W. Dendy, J. Clark, D. Day, J. E. Henderson, B. Millard; and G. Henderson.
Commissioners.- Three members of the Executive Committee for the time being, and four other persons appointed by the Governor, viz., Hon. Robert Osborn, Henry Franklin, James Taylor, Aaron Salom.
Surgeon. -Joseph Magrath. (£200)
House ditto. -James Scott, M.D. (£400
Chemist & Dispenser. - Dr. William Bennett Keech. (£150)
Matron. - Mrs. Barnett. (£80)
Clerk- Henry Garcia. (£100)
Steward. - James Milford. (£150)
Chaplain. - Rev. Duncan H. Campbell. (£60)
Surgeons. - Patrick Spence and J. Mac Farlane.
Treasurer. - Lewis Isaacs.
Matron. - Judith Ball.
Commissioners. - The Magistrates and Vestrymen of the Parish of Trelawny, or any five of them.
Surgeon. - George Macartney.
Treasurer. - Montague Salmon.
Keeper- John Wedderburn.
Supported by Voluntary Subscriptions and Donations, and Monthly Payments from the Patients.
Patron. -His Excellency the Governor.
Governor. - *William Ellice
Chairman. -Rev. Thomas Bryett Turner.
Vice-Chairman -*Rev. Samuel Oughton.
Treasurer. - Henry Hutchings.
Committee of Management. - Rev. Dr. Stewart, Dr. Joseph Magrath, *Dr. Alexander Fiddes, John Samuel Brown, Samuel Hendrick, Richard James Cade Hitchins, James Henry McDowell, Henry Hutchings, Edward Lucas, George Silvera, John Nethersole, Colin Campbell, George Delgado, James Kay Fingzies, Rev. Forster H. Almon, Rev. John Radcliffe, and Rev. John Lipscombe McIntyre.
Medical Officer. -Dr. Sampson Altman. (£100)
Dispenser.- John Thomas Ritchie. (£80)
Supported by an Annual Grant from the House of Assembly.
Trustees. -The Members of the Council and Assembly for the time being, and Custos and Justices of the Peace for the Parish.
Physician.- Dr. Robert Oates
(IN ST. THOMAS-IN-THE-EAST.)Supported as Milk River Bath.
Directors. - Governor, or Commander-in-Chief, Members of Council and Assembly, Chief-Justice and Justices of the Peace for the Parish.
Physician.-William Forsyth Henderson, M.D.
Botanist and Curator of Gardens.-Nathaniel Wilson.
The Botanic Garden at Bath is one of the best in the West Indies. The present Curator is a gentleman well qualified for the situation, and has devoted himself to the improvement of the Gardens with an earnestness of purpose, skill, and assiduity, seldom manifested in Jamaica.
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