Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library
Welcome to the Jamaican Photo Album. Some of the pictures you will see here are prints or maps of an earlier Jamaica, others are modern photographs. To many of the readers of this site, Jamaica is just the name of a place that their parents or grandparents talked about. Others think that the way things are is the way that things always were. This album reflects the present, as well as the era reported on this site, while sharing the beauty of Jamaica.
Please take a tour of Jamaica through time.
Jamaican Maps 16th - 17th centuries
Map of Jamaica in 1670
1755 and 1804 Maps of Jamaica with Gazetteers
These are very detailed maps, with thousands of names of properties, most of which were the names of the owners. These names have been extracted and keyed to coordinates on the maps so that they can be located. Provided to this site by Antony Maitland. For full directions and links, please go to Jamaica 1755 and 1804 Gazetteers.
Map of Jamaica in 1763. This is an excellent map, and it identifies most of the larger properties by the name of the owner. A list of owners is attached.
Map of Jamaica before 1774, in 3 sections:
. . . . . . . . . Western Jamaica
. . . . . . . . . Central Jamaica
. . . . . . . . . Eastern Jamaica
Map of Jamaica, 1794, "for the History of the British West Indies by Bryan Edwards Esquire."
. . . . . . . . . Western Jamaica 1794
. . . . . . . . . Central Jamaica 1794
. . . . . . . . . Eastern Jamaica 1794
Map of Jamaica 1834
Map of Jamaica about 1840-1845
Map of Jamaica c1845, in color. Map 1845
Map of Jamaica c1845, in black and white. Map 1845 B&W
Map showing the location of 19th century Moravian Missions. Moravian
Early map of the Kingston and Port Royal Harbours
Kingston after 1845
Map of Kingston Harbour c 1774 Kingston Harbour
A series of excellent detailed Insurance Maps of Kingston 1894.
A History of the development of Kingston, written and illustrated by Michelle Gadpaille, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.
Map of Spanish Town (St. Jago de la Vega) 1786 Spanish Town
Map of Port Antonio Harbour bef 1774. Port Antonio
Maps of southeastern Westmoreland 1763 and 1804.
An excellent detailed topographical map showing places in the area of the Marches of Troops during the Maroon Wars Maroons
This is a hand-drawn version of a map showing patents etc. around Orange Bay and Green Island from 1673 to 1729. P. Dickson has numbered and transcribed the names and information written on each parcel on the map, and placed the numbers on the map, so that the information can be easily read and tied together. See Hanover 1729.
Lucea East River. This is a hand-drawn version of a map showing patents and property owners from 1674 to the 18th century. P. Dickson has transcribed the names and information written on each parcel on the map, so that the information can be easily read.
A survey map of Cousins Cove in Hanover, dated 1824.
A survey map of the Flint River area in Hanover, compared with a map of the area c1800. See Flint River
A surveyor's map of Little Park in St. Elizabeth, dated 1919.
Women's dresses pre 1843
Clarkson Town pre 1843
Plantation village pre 1843
1792 Notice concerning Runaway Slaves
A print of a Working Windmill of the 18th to 19th centuries
Jamaican Flag and Coat of Arms
1880 Almanac data Report of Acres of Land in Cultivation in each parish in 1878.
A page from 1818 Almanac, St. Andrew
Ads from Almanacs: Drawings of some stores in Kingston, 1847
Coke Chapel Methodist
1878 Directory advertisment
Home of Dr. Saunders c1890.
Armistice Day celebrations
Kingston c. 1943, taken by servicemen stationed at Vernam Field
Paintings by A. P. Von der Porten, of the Glass Bucket Club, and Mrs. Edna Manley, 1940s.
National Library of Jamaica, 2002
Plaques at the National Library of Jamaica, to Mary Seacole and West India Reference Library.
Roman Catholic Archives, 2002
Port Royal map
Port Royal photographs
Drawings from Jamaica Almanacs: Rodney Memorial
Spanish Town Baptist Chapel pre 1843
A stroll by the Bog Walk River, c 1896-1904
Spanish Town Square, 2002
Jamaica Archives, 2002
Island Record Office, 2002
Bog Walk bridge, a modern view. There are now traffic lights at either end of the bridge to ascertain one-way traffic only, due to the width of the bridge.
Hampden Great House, St. James
Trelawny Town [now Maroon Town, St. James]
Terrain in the region of the Cockpit Country
Rose Hall great house. Photographs of the ruins at Rose Hall, and the restored house, home of the notorious "White Witch of Rose Hall"
Montego Bay square
Montego Bay Court House and Square
Parish Church, Montego Bay
Parish Church, Montego Bay, clock tower and graves
Montego Bay, baptismal font, and arms of King George III on gun at Montego Bay fort.
Ironshore at dawn
Ironshore Estate and Patrick G. Burke
Montego Bay seaside photographs
Doctor's Cave, Montego Bay
1804 Map of Trelawny
Rio Bueno, 1840, by Kidd
Jamaican Wharf c 1840 by Kidd
Map of Trelawny, Jamaica
Falmouth, map of historic sites. Photographs of modern Market Street
Falmouth, Market street 1844
Falmouth, Market Street looking south 2001
Falmouth 1844 from the church tower
Falmouth, Trelawny Parish Church and a second view in St. Peter's Church
Falmouth, Trelawny Parish Church interior. The church tower and clock, and other details of St. Peter's Church
Falmouth, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church .
Falmouth Court House, and Cenotaph
Falmouth Court House, and Falmouth Post Office.
Falmouth Court House door, and view from the Court House of the Cenotaph and Portsea House.
Falmouth, Fort Balcarres
Buildings at Fort Balcarres, Falmouth.
The Falmouth, Phoenix Foundry
Falmouth Court House and other buildings
Falmouth, Jewish cemetery
Falmouth wharf and Tharp house
Stewart monument, Falmouth Parish Church
Falmouth - some ruins
Falmouth Water Square
Falmouth Grass piece
Rio Bueno Anglican Church
Rio Bueno, Wall Monument in Rio Bueno Anglican Church, to Mary Stewart and her son Horatio.
Rio Bueno church and some ruins
Rio Bueno, Tombstones in Anglican churchyard for the Todd family.
Old sugar mill
Martha Brae river
Kent Sugar Works, Trelawny
Tilston Great House, Trelawny
An engraving of Lucea Harbour, c 1750-1790.
Map of western Hanover, 1804.
Lucea, the Parish Church, and the churchyard.
Lucea, the Presbyterian Church, 19th century print.
The ruins of Isaac Bing's townhouse, Lucea. The slave workhouse in Lucea. Lucea early buildings
The town of Lucea c 1900.
Lucea, decorated for the Coronation of King George VI, May 1937. Lucea Court House and shop
Lucea, decorated for the Coronation, May 1937. Lucea Main Street & Bob Stone Corner
A modern view of Lucea Court House.
The fort at Lucea Harbour, 2002.
Lucea fort, various views
Lucea: Church (Hanover Parish Church), and 18th century stone warehouses. Lucea Church and warehouses.
Lucea Anglican Rectory, and old Workhouse.
Abingdon great house and mill, located in the Green Island area, Hanover. Abingdon estate.
Blue Hole and Glasgow Estate
Flint River sugar works and iron hoop.
Green Island, location of the Battery; Kenilworth (formerly Barbican), the ruins of the sugar works and mill. See Green Island and Kenilworth
Guns in an enclosure at Barbican (Kenilworth), windmill, and iron gear wheel. Barbican
Knockalva Great House
Salt Spring Great House
Tryall estate, Hanover, remains of the sugar works.
Negril lighthouse and view
On the road from Westmoreland to Hanover
Sunsets in Westmoreland
Appleton wooden rum barrel
Bamboo Avenue and Goat warning at Appleton.
Items at the open air museum in Columbus Park, Discovery Bay.
Campbell Coat of Arms from Knapdale Estate, in Columbus Park museum. Knapdale
Dunn's River Falls, 1982, including additions.
Minard Estate, including Minard Great House, and New Hope Great House.
Seville Great House, St. Ann
Seville Estate, St. Ann
OTHER PLACES IN JAMAICA
Other Jamaican places Blue Mountain Peak, and Morant Bay Court House (site of some events in the Morant Bay rebellion).
Churches on stamps, 1981 Trelawny, Manchester, Clarendon
Vere rectory c 1820
Wear Pen 1984.
Wear Pen house, Manchester, 2000s.
TREES, FLOWERS AND FRUITS
Jamaican plant life
TOMBSTONES, MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS
Tombstones in Montego Bay cemetery on Gloucester Avenue (over 40 photographs).
Memorial in Port Maria, St. Mary for residents who were killed fighting in World War I.
War Memorial in Ypres, Belgium, for casualties of the British West Indies Regiment during World War I.
War Memorial at Arras for V. D. Smedmore, and grave of Leicester Young.
War Memorials for Old Boys of Jamaica College.
Alfred George Henriques, who was in the Royal Air Force--tombstone in Poland. Tombstone in Poland.
War grave for Douglas R. Manley in Belgium.
John Blagrove portrait, and tomb in Hampshire, England
Richard Charda in Sydney, Australia
Monumental Inscriptions for Lady Ann Clarke and John Reid, in Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire, England
Tombstones of Altamont Ernest DaCosta and Maurish Hirsch Solomon
Tombstone of Judith Coates Evans, Montego Bay.
Tombstone of Allan Douglas, Falmouth Parish churchyard.
Tombstone of Colonel John Foster and his daughter Elizabeth, in Montego Bay.
Tombstone of James Glanville, Monumental Inscription of Thomas Glanville, and the ruins of St. George Anglican Church, Mile Gully, Manchester.
John Hannah of Kingston, Jamaica, and Hannahfield, Dumfries, Scotland, and his family. Tombstone in Dumfries, Scotland.
On Retirement property, near Bluefields, Westmoreland, Jenkinson tombstone.
Monumental Inscription in memory of the children of Alexander and Margaret McCallum in Lucea churchyard.
Tombstone and Memorial in Canada to Taunton O. C. Pouyat
Bust and Monumental Inscription in memory of the Revd. John Radcliffe, minister of the Presbyterian Church in Kingston
Grange Hill Anglican churchyard, Westmoreland. Tombstones of Richard and Clementina Sadler.
Photographs and images of The grave and tombstone of Mary Seacole, and a Notice of Probate of her Will in 1881
Grange Hill Anglican churchyard, Westmoreland. Whitelocke Tombstones.
PORTRAITS AND PEOPLE
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Choirboys in Savanna-la-mar Anglican church c 1906
Church of England Synod c 1920-40
Church of England Synod, 1935
Jamaican scouts at Jamboree in 1933
Daniel Bernard and John Clarke
Colin and Donald Campbell
Perrine Therese Elizabeth deGournay
Isaac Delgado, c1839-1912.
Arthur Dickson photograph and obituary.
William Malcolm Dickson (1871-1929) of Lucea.
Frederick duQuesnay photograph and obituary.
Rev. Marie Guillaume Arthur duQuesnay
Photograph and letter from Thomas Addison Holmes
Innerarity: Robert Innerarity, and Alexander Innerarity with his wife Mary.
William Rhodes James (2), WRJ 1755-1795, and WRJ 1786-1842
Mary Lawrence, wife of Philip Anglin
James Lyon 1790-1858.
Malabre family photograph, Kingston, 1896 , and Key to Malabre photograph
Robert Osborn, portrait and obituary.
Workers at Phillips' soap factory, 19th century
The family of Robert Scarlett
William Anglin Scarlett
Philip Scarlett house and mausoleum
James Townson Stuart
Nicholas Stambury Tarr and his wife Ruhamah, widow of John Sanftleben.
Todd family portraits 18th to 19th century
Utten and Easson portraits 18th to 19th century
William Menzie Webb and his wife Georgina nee Buckley
Petitions for U. S. citizenship by Jamaicans, Alexander and Henry DeSouza, 19th century.
Philip Philip Livingston, 1764 Bill of Exchange
Some Cornwall Chronicle advertisements 1787-1791
1837 Deed for land on Princess Street, Kingston, from Sarah Rodrigues to Aaron Mesquita.
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.