Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library

KINGSTON Corporate Area, c1943

Amateur photographs taken by American servicemen stationed at Vernam Field, around 1943, on a trip to Kingston, Jamaica.

Carib Theatre, Cross Roads

Holy Cross Church, Halfway Tree, Jamaica

Glass Bucket Club, Kingston, Jamaica

According to Fred DuQuesnay, this is the "statue of Father Joseph Dupont a Jesuit Priest who was in Jamaica. The original statue was destroyed in the 1907 earthquake (Cundall's Historic Jamaica), and funds were raised to erect a new one which was placed in the same location (Parade). This was subsequently moved to the grounds of the Sts. Peter and Paul Church on Old Hope Road and is still there."

Statue of Sir Charles Metcalfe, governor of Jamaica from 1839 to 1842. It is represented on the 1921 three shilling stamp, and reportedly stood at the very bottom of King Street, looking out to sea.

© 2013. Jamaican Family Search hereby grants you a limited license to copy and use the materials provided on this site solely for your personal, non-commercial use. No other use of the site or materials is authorized. You agree that any copy of the materials (or any portion of the materials) that you make shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. Posting of materials on other Web Sites is strictly prohibited.


Search for



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.