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Handbook of Jamaica

Information has been extracted from the Handbooks for 1891-1892, 1900, 1905 and 1919.



Legislative and Privy Councils

Members of the Legislative and Privy Councils. Staff of the Legislative Council Office.

Customs and Treasury

Staff of the Customs and Treasury Departments.


Medical practitioners in the Government Medical Service or private practise.

The churches and clergy in Jamaica

Churches in 1891-1892:

The legal status of the Church of England in Jamaica 1660 to 1870.

Church of Scotland, and Roman Catholic, a brief history and 1892 status .


Clergy in 1891-1892:

Anglican, Roman Catholic

Dissenter Churches

Properties under cultivation

Sugar and coffee cultivation and property owners.


An excerpt concerning the changes in Courts and Justices.


Naturalization of Aliens; granting them passports. Commission of a Land Surveyor. See Handbook 1891-2 Miscellaneous .

Some changes in the administration of the Sailors' Home (which is referred to in several excerpts from the "Gleaner" on this site.


The clergy in Jamaica

Part I, the Church of England, Church of Scotland in Jamaica, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Jamaica Baptist Union.

and Part II Other churches. The Jewish Congregation in Kingston.


Properties under cultivation 1898-1899

Sugar estates, coffee plantations, and their owners. Banana and cocoa plantations and their owners. The officers of the Jamaica Agricultural Society. See Agriculture


Courts, Magistrates and Notaries

Handbook Legal and Magistrates, Part I Courts, and barristers.

Handbook Legal and Magistrates, Part II Magistrates and Resident Magistrates.

Handbook Legal and Magistrates, Part III Magistrates and Resident Magistrates, continued.



A list of sugar estates in cultivation 1903-1904, with the names of the owners and planting attorneys. See Sugar estates.


Establishment and staff of the Public Works Department and the Jamaica Government Railway. Crown Lands Department. See Handbook 1919 Miscellaneous .

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