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Data on the children at the Royal Military Asylum Chelsea, who were sponsored by the West India Regiment, and whose fathers had served in the Regiment. The details of a census taken in Hanover have surfaced among some Colonial Office files. The census was undertaken following a circular sent to all the parishes by the Governor requesting information about their populations. The counting began in It included all persons of free condition, "distinguishing their colour, ages and places of residence.
In the fleeing Spaniards freed their slaves. The slaves fled to the interior mountains. They were later called "Maroons" probably from the Spanish word "cimarron" meaning "wild, untamed". The numbers of the original Maroons were increased by the addition of runaway slaves who escaped their English masters. The Maroons sometimes raided the English plantations. Skirmishes between the English and the Maroons continued, finally escalating into Maroon Wars in and ending with the signing of Treaties.
Commissioners were appointed for the several Maroon townships and settlements. The Returns contain the names of about people, and provide the ages of most of them. Some of the Maroons were also slaveholders, and their slaves were included in the Returns. This list includes the country of origin of the inhabitants. In many of these families were transferred from the island of Anguilla in the Leeward Islands to Jamaica to increase the number of settlers here.
This is the complete text of J. Lawrence-Archer's book. Written in it contains over pages. There are tombstones and monuments from Jamaica pages , Barbados ; all the inscriptions on the island through , Antigua ; 26 inscriptions , St. Christopher ; 10 inscriptions , and British Guiana ; 7 inscriptions. In addition to inscriptions, the author provided family trees, chronological data, lists of governors, and other details which are interesting as well as useful to those doing Caribbean genealogy. The author's Index is included and may be used for locating names that appear in the book by page number as well as using the general Search function.
There is one list for Jamaica, and another for the other colonies in the West Indies.
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Livingston, excerpted from "Caribbeana. The entire text of the Book by W. Feurtado: "Official and Other Personages in Jamaica from to ", the alphabetical listing of Personages, the Introduction, his chapter on the Peerage in Jamaica, his list of governors and major office holders, and the list of subscribers to his book in , with their names and town of residence. Please see:. This book was written over the space of many years, and finally completed in , by Daniel L.
As a child I personally accompanied my mother on visits to him on many occasions, and I witnessed his dedication to the task of writing the history of his beloved parish. The entire book is on this site. Louis C. Malabre wrote a 3-Volume record of the families of the colonists who survived the revolts in St. Domingue and fled to Jamaica in the late 18th century.
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He systematically traced the descendants of these families, supporting their history with transcriptions from church and other documents in St. Domingue and Jamaica, including some church records which have been lost and are no longer available in the Roman Catholic Archives, and some St. Domingue Indemnity records. A hand-painted chart of Coats of Arms for the families into which the Duquesnay family married. There are also Wills, from the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries.
Some are in the form of family genealogy reports, and others are transcriptions of data. The movements of some Church of England clergymen who served in Jamaica, have been set out in a compilation from various sources, including names from church records. Extant Wills recorded in the Supreme Court , , , , , , , and to have been indexed, showing the name, and in most cases the residence and occupation of each testator.
The list of Will index pages that are available is on the lead page to Registers and Wills. People in Jamaica in the late 18th and early 19th century were natives of many other islands and countries. The early Roman Catholic records, including some that were in French or Spanish, have been translated into English and placed on this site. The Kingston Registers that have been extracted are: Baptisms for , , , , , to , which include some records for towns outside of Kingston, as well as some baptisms of people of colour and slaves and , Marriages in , Burials from to and , and a list of early tombstones.
Baptisms and Marriages from St. Patrick's Chapel in Kingston for to are also included. Indexes have been copied for Baptisms , , and , and for Marriages From St. Records from Newcastle, St. Andrew, for to contain baptisms, marriages and burials of military personnel as well as local residents. Mary, and the Indexes to 6 Volumes of Baptisms throughout the island will be of particular use to those who had relatives outside of Kingston. Some records start as early as and include baptisms of slaves.
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Ann have been transcribed and added to this site. Baptisms in those towns included people from the surrounding areas, which were considered parts of each circuit. Some of the Registers also included some marriages. The Moravians were the first missionaries in Jamaica from "Dissenter" churches. Extracts from the History of the Moravian mission in Jamaica written in by J. Buchner serve as the lead page to extracts from records of persons received into the mission in Lititz in St.
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For the History, and the Reception of members in the mission in Lititz, St. Elizabeth , containing new name, old slave name, country of origin, and residence in Jamaica, see links to Lititz receptions. Deaths in the Amalgamated and United Congregation of Israelites - There are transcriptions of the tombstones in the Jewish cemetery in Falmouth, and some photographs of the cemetery. Andrade, including Tombstones, Will extracts, Patents, and Naturalizations.
Links to various documents related to slavery in Jamaica, that are to be found throughout this website, have been placed on a special web page called Slaves and Slavery. Please use this link to access the documents which have been arranged in chronological order, with a link to the page on which each one is found. Generally the documents cited fall into the following categories: Historical events, including the abolition of the slave trade, and emancipation.
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Lists of names of slaves on certain estates, found in slave returns, documents, or Parish Registers, including the Slave Registers for Cousins Cove and Davis Cove in Hanover, and slaves reported by Blair and James. Slave marriages in Kingston, Port Royal, St. Catherine, St. John, St.
Dorothy, St. The records for some parishes include the names of owners and Estates that gave permission for the marriages. There are some transcriptions of slave marriages in Dissenter Churches. Persons declared to be "white by law" or "free" by Private Acts passed in the Jamaican Assembly. Slaves manumitted, by purchasing their freedom, or being set free by their masters. Slave insurrections, particularly the one in Cornwall in Slave Compensation report from St.
Thomas in the East Views and reactions from , and to as found in Colonial Office Correspondence.
Information contained in other correspondence and documents. Views and reactions by authors. Tables showing the number of slaves in a given time or place, including the number of slaves shipped to and from the island for each of the years from to For links to all pages please go to: Slaves and Slavery. Excerpts pertaining to persons who were natives of, or resident in, Jamaica, taken from "Caribbeana: being Miscellaneous Papers relating to the History, Genealogy, Topography, and Antiquities of the British West Indies," edited by Vere Langford Oliver and published to Included are Jamaicans matriculated at University of Glasgow, Monumental Inscriptions in England, large property owners in , marriages in Jamaica before , Deeds in Jamaica, pedigrees, Marriages and Deaths from the Columbian Magazine, the earliest magazine known to have been published in Jamaica, for to , and Administrations granted in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury concerning Jamaica, and Jamaican Appeals to the Privy Council in England in the early 18th century.
The biographical entries have been summarized from the edition, and a few from the edition. The Obituaries which cover to are also summarized, as is military information for The Who's Who also contains a list of the Magistrates for each parish, and Obituaries of some prominent Jamaicans who died in to Excerpts from the , and Handbooks include information on the owners of properties under cultivation, clergymen, courts, magistrates, notaries, Legislative and Privy Councils, staff of the Customs and Treasury Departments, medical practitioners, the provisions for Naturalization of Aliens, and Commissions of Land Surveyors.
It also provides information on the legal status of the Church of England in Jamaica from to As the owner and publisher of the Weekly Anglo-African, Robert Hamilton controlled the most influential black newspaper of the Civil War years from a home base in the wealthiest, most-populous metropolis in the U. Black people throughout the Americas relied on the paper for information on important current events, and the Weekly Anglo-African provided reporting that consistently received accolades from the readers it served.
Black abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd Gary, an important leader in her own right and founder of the Provincial Freeman newspaper in Canada West part of modern-day Ontario , paid a great tribute to Robert Hamilton:. It is not in anywise disparaging to others to say, that without exception, the Anglo African is the most important newspaper, in many respects, ever established in the interests of the colored people.
As proof of this, refer to its contents for the year , and we will discover that bondman, freeman, fugitive and freedman, have all shared alike in its sympathy and advocacy. The journalistic honor that Gary reserved for the Weekly Anglo-African may seem surprising given the extent to which many historians have overlooked its significance.
The publication of the Black Abolitionist Papers Project BAP , which brought to light previously lost issues of the Weekly Anglo-African for the critical years , was a welcome development. This essay will first highlight Hamilton's political activities within the context of northern abolitionism and offer some basic details of the founding and operation of the Weekly Anglo-African newspaper. The main body of the essay will focus on his travels in the Union-occupied areas of eastern Virginia during the fall of through the end of January Lyon Company, The Hon.
Cheney Ames received, May 23, , authority to recruit this regiment in the county of Oswego; he was succeeded, July 29, , by Col.
DeWitt C. Littlejohn; it was organized at Oswego and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years August 25, Charles Hamilton, August 28, , at Albany. During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 1 officer, 5 enlisted men; died of wounds received in action, I officer, 9 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 3 officers, enlisted men; total, 5 officers, enlisted men; aggregate, whom 1 enlisted man died in the hands of the enemy. The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, -- records of the regiments in the Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers.
Madison, WI: Federal Pub. One Hundred and Tenth Infantry. Littlejohn, Clinton H. Sage, Charles Hamilton; Lieut. Sage, Warren D. Smith; Majs. This was an Oswego county regiment, organized at Oswego, and there mustered into the U. It left the state on the 29th, proceeding to Baltimore, where it was stationed until Nov. Its first experience under fire was at Fort Bisland, and at Franklin it had 12 killed and wounded.
It took part in the long siege of Port Hudson and shared in the grand assault of June The total loss of the regiment during the siege was 37 killed, wounded and missing. Its last battle was at Vermillion bayou, La. In Feb. The regiment was mustered out at Albany, under Col. Hamilton, Aug. It lost during service 2 officers and 14 men killed and mortally wounded; 3 officers and men died of disease and other causes—total deaths, The high percentage of loss by disease was due to the long service of the regiment in the extreme South.
Muster Roll. Further Reading This is meant to be a comprehensive list. If, however, you know of a resource that is not listed below, please send an email to ng. This can include photographs, letters, articles and other non-book materials. Also, if you have any materials in your possession that you would like to donate, the museum is always looking for items specific to New York's military heritage. Thank you. Archambault, Alan and Anthony Gero. Bradley, William Smith. William Smith Bradley papers, and Papers concerning clothing supplies for the th; also muster rolls, orders, circulars and miscellanea; and correspondence, , concerning pensions claims for soldiers in his command.
Case, Samuel F. Correspondence, Personal and financial correspondence of Case and his wife.