Fonds 1B/11 - Island Record Office

Zone d'identification

Cote

JM JARD 1B/11

Titre

Island Record Office

Date(s)

  • 1661 - 1999 (Production)

Niveau de description

Fonds

Étendue matérielle et support

1,368 textual records

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

(1661 - 1999)

Histoire administrative

The Island Record Office was established in 1879 following the passage of the Island Records Law (Law 6 of 1879), which took over the functions and records of the long established Office of the Island Secretary. Island Secretary's office was responsible for enrolling in the proper registers all deeds, conveyances, patents, wills which have been admitted to probate, laws of the island, annual accounts, produce of estates, accounts current of executors, administrators, trustees, attorneys, agents and persons acting in a fuduciary character. The Office also kept a register of the medical practitioners in the island. Additional, the Island Secretary was responsible for the registration of dissenters' marriages and baptisms, marriages and burials solemnized and performed by ministers of the Church of England.
With the establishment of the Records Office the Chief Justice became Keeper of the Records and a Deputy Keeper with functions similar to that of the Island Secretary was appointed.

Histoire archivistique

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

These records formed part of the Archives Section of the Island Record Office and were transferred to the Jamaica Archives when it became an independent Department in 1982 following the passage of the Archives Act.

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

The fonds include patents, plats, inventories, crop accounts, manumission of slaves, slave returns, parish registers, court records, letters of administration and testamentary, drogging bonds and powers of attorney.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

Accroissements

Mode de classement

Records arranged chronologically

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Conditions de reproduction

Langue des documents

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Many of these volumes are in poor condition and are available on microfilm

Instruments de recherche

Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Originals are located at the Registrar Generals Department

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Unités de description associées

Descriptions associées

Zone des notes

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Mots-clés

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone du contrôle de la description

Identifiant de la description

JMJARD-1B/11

Identifiant du service d'archives

Jamaica Archives and Records Department

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

Statut

Finale

Niveau de détail

Complet

Dates de production, de révision, de suppression

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Sources

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