The Jamaica Almanac was published from 1672 to 1880. It was not, however, until 1811
that these Almanacs started to include a list of landowners on the island. This list was
given to the Parochial Vestries and included in the 1840 Almanac. It is divided by Parish. Within each Parish names are alphabetized, but they are not alphabetized within each
letter of the alphabet.
There were 19 Parishes included in the 1840 Almanac. Kingston was excluded. The Almanac contained an explanatory note, "The extensive length of this Roll prevents our inserting the Names of the Householders of the City and
Parish." It also included a note concerning the Parish of Portland: "The list for the parish
of Portland could not be obtained either from the Receiver-General's Office or the Clerk
of the Vestry when this sheet was put to Press, but should it be obtained previous to
publication, it shall be inserted in another part." Evidently it was not received, as it does
not appear in the Almanac. Kingston and Portland, however, appear in the 1838 Almanac, and can be found there on this web site.
The following is the list of
parishes, and links to the pages that appear on this site:
St. Thomas in the East.
St. Thomas in the Vale.
To view other Jamaica Almanacs, please visit my other site at:
There you will find the List of Proprietors and Properties from the Almanacs for the years:
You will also find the Civil and Military Lists for Jamaica for:
Some tools on the site that will be useful in your Jamaican genealogy research are:
A time line showing historical background information
A discussion of some early occupations on the island
Some places in which to do Jamaican research
Please go to:
My Family Tree