Subseries 3 - Parish Registers for St. Catherine

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JM JARD 1B/11-8-3

Title

Parish Registers for St. Catherine

Date(s)

  • 1693 - 1925 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

47 bound volumes

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Name of creator

(1661 - 1999)

Administrative history

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.

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Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths and Burials for the parish of St. Catherine, which includes St. Thomas in the Vale and St. Dorothy

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Accruals

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Chronological

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Fair

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Note

Volume 9 was not transferred to the Jamaica Archives and Records Department

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Status

Final

Level of detail

Full

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