Introduction

 

Sources

 

Reference

Prime Source

Transcribed From

RGZ

Royal Gazette

Royal Gazette

JGZ

Jamaica Gazette

Jamaica Gazette

JGZ_Supp

 

Supplement

JGZ_Extra

 

Extra

JGZ / Bacon 1891

Jamaica Gazette

The postage stamps, envelopes, wrappers, postcards, and telegraph stamps of the British Colonies in the West Indies, together with British Honduras and the colonies in South America.

Bacon, ED Philatelic Society London 1891

JGL

Gleaner

Jamaica Gleaner, transcribed by Steve Jarvis

JGZ / Clerk

Jamaica Gazette

Transcribed by Astley Clerk and published in The Postage Stamp 1909 to 1913

Col Std / Clerk

Colonial Standard

Transcribed by Astley Clerk and published in The Postage Stamp 1909 to 1913

JGL / Clerk

 

Transcribed by Astley Clerk and published in The Postage Stamp 1909 to 1913

Timbre Post / LP

 

London Philatelist Jan 1892:

Jamaica Postal Notices By E. H. Bacon.

The HE number of the Timbre-Poste for November last, contains a review of the Philatelic Society's recently published work on the stamps of the British West Indies. The Editor of that Journal is recognised all over the world, and justly so, as one of the greatest authorities upon all things appertaining to the science of Philately, and our Society may well be proud of the highly eulogistic terms in which he speaks of our latest catalogue. The review is specially interesting, as the writer gives translations in extenso of four important Jamaica postal notices, which are not found in my "Preliminary Notes" at the head of the Colony. As I stated at page 89 of the catalogue, the only file of the Jamaica Official Gazette I could find in this country, commences with the number for June 3rd 1869, consequently I was unable to furnish any notices of an earlier date than this, from that source. Three of the notices translated by Mons. Moens were published previous to the year 1869, while the fourth, which is dated 1st April, 1879, for some reason or other did not appear in the Official Gazette, although it was published in, at any rate, one, if not more, of the local newspapers.

Mons. Moens, in reply to a request I made him, has kindly sent me the original copies of the notices he received from Jamaica, which I now reproduce here for the benefit of those collectors who may not have seen the number of the Timbre-Poste. I have drawn attention to.

Jamaica 1928

 

Jamaica, Its Postal History, Postage Stamps and Postmarks. Collett et al SG 1928

 

 


Index to Information

1780

 

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

8 Mar 1780

Packet Service Procedures

Jamaica 1928 p12

 

1776

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

1777

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

1779

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

1782

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

1784

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

1787

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

 

List of Packet Boats sailing from Falmouth to West Indies

 

 

1790

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

1796

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

1799

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

1802

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

1805

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

1808

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

1816 to 1830

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Property owners

 

 

1817

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

1824

 

Link

 

PO Notices

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Wm Jekyll Astey, Deputy Postmaster General, General Post Office Kingston. Appointed 17 Feb 1822. By commission from His Lordship, the Post Master General. Office executed by Principal. Salary: £400 sterling per annum with an extra allowance of £228.2.6 sterling per annum to cover the contingencies of office. Annual salary in sterling £628.2.6, in Currency £879.7.6. No fees, The Deputy Post Master General enjoys the privilege of franking Colonial newspapers to all parts of the island of Jamaica, from which a profit is derived of about £2000 Currency. Net amount in sterling £2056.13.11, Net amount in Currency £2879.7.6.

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

1825

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Deputy Post Master General Anstey excised and deputy John Morce

 

 

1833

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Deputy Post Master General John Morce

 

 

1834

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Deputy Post Master General Anstey & Lord Sussex Lennox

 

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

13 Sep 1834

Spanish Town Daily Post

Gleaner 13 Sep 1834

 

13 Sep 1834

Shipping Intelligence

Gleaner 13 Sep 1834

 

1835

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Deputy Post Master General John Wilson

 

 

1837

 

Link

 

Royal Gazette

 

 

7 Jan 1837

British and French Weight Rate Steps

RGZ 7 Jan 1837

 

21 Jan 1837

Silver Coin & Packet Schedule

RGZ 21 Jan 1837

 

21 Jan 1837

American Packet Ship Orbit

RGZ 21 Jan 1837

 

28 Jan 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 28 Jan 1837

 

4 Feb 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 4 Feb 1837

 

4 Feb 1837

Packet Schedule with Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 4 Feb 1837

 

4 Feb 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 4 Feb 1837

 

11 Feb 1837

Steamer Carron Arrival

RGZ 11 Feb 1837

 

11 Feb 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 11 Feb 1837

 

18 Feb 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 18 Feb 1837

 

25 Feb 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 25 Feb 1837

 

4 Mar 1837

Packet Schedule

RGZ 4 Mar 1837

 

4 Mar 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 4 Mar 1837

 

11 Mar 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 11 Mar 1837

 

11 Mar 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 11 Mar 1837

 

18 Mar 1837

Packet and Internal Post Schedule

RGZ 18 Mar 1837

 

18 Mar 1837

Post Office Revenue for 1836

RGZ 18 Mar 1837

 

18 Mar 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 18 Mar 1837

 

25 Mar 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 25 Mar 1837

 

1 Apr 1837

Country Post and Newspapers

RGZ 1 Apr 1837

 

1 Apr 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 1 Apr 1837

 

8 Apr 1837

Alban Packet & Country Mail Schedule

RGZ 8 Apr 1837

 

8 Apr 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 8 Apr 1837

 

15 Apr 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 15 Apr 1837

 

22 Apr 1837

1st March Packet Arrived 15 Apr

RGZ 22 Apr 1837

 

22 Apr 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 22 Apr 1837

 

29 Apr 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 29 Apr 1837

 

29 Apr 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 29 Apr 1837

 

6 May 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 6 May 1837

 

13 May 1837

Post Office should be Jamaica Govt Controlled

RGZ 13 May 1837

 

13 May 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 13 May 1837

 

20 May1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 20 May1837

 

27 May 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 27 May 1837

 

3 Jun 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 3 Jun 1837

 

17 Jun 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 17 Jun 1837

 

24 Jun 1837

Ship Arrivals & Departures

RGZ 24 Jun 1837

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Property owners

 

 

1838

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Property owners

 

 

1839

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

1840

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

Property owners

 

 

1841

Link

 

Notices

 

 

 

Jamaica PO incl Rates

London Times 19 Nov 1841

 

1846

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Deputy Post Master General John Wilson

 

 

1847

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Lists all Postmasters, date of appointment and income.

 

 

1848

 

 

Notices

 

Link

 

UK GPO General Instructions to a Post Master in the British West Indies

GB PO

 

1849

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Lists all Postmasters, date of appointment and income.

 

 

1850

Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O’Connor Morris now DPMG

 

 

 

 

Lists all Postmasters, date of appointment and income.

 

 

 

1851

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Lists all Postmasters, date of appointment and income.

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

 

Deputy Post-Master General: [Blank]

Surveyor: R. M. Perring

Chief Clerk: E. C. Burkhardt

Assistants: James Jenkins, R. B. Lord, G. C. Baines, W. S. Harvey, and F. T. Broadhurst

Solicitor: J. Macpherson McNeil

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with inland rate to each town (4d, 6d or 8d).

 

 

 

A line of American steamers now ply between this island and New York, and carry letters for the United States, British America, or Great Britain at a low rate of postage. They generally leave Kingston on the 17th and last of the month.

 

 

1852

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Lists all Postmasters, date of appointment and income.

 

 

1853

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Lists all Postmasters, date of appointment and income.

 

 

1854

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Lists all Postmasters, date of appointment and income.

 

 

1855

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Lists all Postmasters, date of appointment and income.

 

 

1856

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Lists all Postmasters, date of appointment and income.

 

 

1857

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Lists all Postmasters, date of appointment and income.

 

Link

 

Almanac

Jamaica Almanac 1857

 

 

Postage rates incl to USA

 

 

 

Post towns, Postmasters and rates that applied

 

 

 

Post Roads and distances

 

 

1858

Link

 

Post Office Notices

 

 

1 Apr 1858

Prepayment of Packet Letters Compulsory

[Gazette 25 Feb 1858 / Gleaner-Clerk]

 

17 Apr 1858

Issue of GB Adhesives

[Jamaica 1928]

 

8 May 1858

Issue of GB Adhesives

[Gazette? / Bacon 1891]

Link

 

Stamp Duty (Revenue) Act Revision

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Lists all Postmasters, date of appointment and income.

 

 

1859

Link

 

Post Office Notices

 

 

1 Feb 1859

Use of GB Adhesives for internal mail

[PO Notice 9 Nov 1858 / Jamaica 1928]

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Lists all Postmasters, date of appointment and income.

 

 

1860

Link

13 Apr 1860

Jamaica Post Office Law of 1860

[National Archives CO 139/94]

Link

 

Post Office Notices

 

 

1 Aug 1860

Appointment of Brymer as Postmaster

[Gazette 2 Aug 1860 /Clerk]

 

24 Nov 1860

Issue of QV Head

[Jamaica 1928, p46]

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Lists all Postmasters, date of appointment and income.

 

 

1861

Link

22 Mar 1861

Jamaica Post Office Law of 1861

[National Archives CO 139/94]

 

 

Paragraph 15 includes town rate of 1d & parish rate of 2d

 

Link

 

Post Office Notices

 

 

19 May 1861

Inland Postage Rate

[PO Notice 19 May 1861 / Morning Journal 20 May 1861]

 

3 Oct 1861

Uniforms for Post Men

[Gazette 3 Oct 1861]

 

20 Nov 1861

½d bisect for Book Post

[Timbre Post / LP]

Link

 

Blue Book

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1862

Link

12 Dec 1862

Jamaica Post Office Law of 1862

[National Archives CO 139/95]

Link

 

Post Office Notices

 

 

6 May 1862

GB Postage Labels not valid

[Jamaica Guardian 8 May 1862 /Jamaica 1928]

 

28 Aug 1862

Only 1d allowed to be bisected

[Timbre Post / LP]

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1863

Link

 

Post Office Notices

 

 

10 Sep 1863

Laureated Head 3d issued for Ship Letters

[Timbre Post / LP]

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1864

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1865

Link

22 Dec 1865

Jamaica Post Office Law of 1865

[National Archives CO 139/98]

 

 

Extension of previous Law

 

Link

 

Post Office Notices

 

 

1 Jan 1865

Maximum inland rate reduced from 4d to 3d

Notice: 1 Dec 1864 [Jamaica 1928 p19]

 

25 Oct 1865

Mails for Belize by SS Plantagenet

[Gleaner 14 Oct 1865]

 

22 Nov 1865

Late Fee Rates on Packet Mail

[JGL18651122]

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

 

Head Office PO Employees

 

 

1866

Link

 

Post Office Notices

 

 

15 Feb 1866

Registration Rate to UK reduced to 4d

[Gleaner 15 Feb 1866]

 

20 Mar 1866

GB Postage Labels not valid

[Jamaica 1928]

 

21 Mar 1866

Late Fee 3d with timing

JGL18660321

 

28 Apr 1866

Printed Paper Rates to the UK

[Gleaner 28 Apr 1866]

 

1 Jun 1866

Spanish Line Steamers in the Antilles (carrying mails)

[Gleaner 1 Jun 1 1866]

 

1 Jun 1866

Belize Mail Service Tenders

[Gleaner 1 Jun 1 1866]

 

18 May 1866

Reward for Registered Letter Fraud [Gleaner 1 Jun 1866]

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1867

Link

29 Mar 1867

Jamaica Post Office Law of 1867

[National Archives CO 139/98]

 

 

Continuance of previous law.

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1868

Link

29 Mar 1867

Jamaica Post Office Law of 1868

[National Archives CO 139/99]

 

 

Includes rates schedule.

 

Link

 

Post Office Notices

 

 

7 July 1868

Rates of Postage on Letters to British Colonies and Foreign Places in the West Indies, North America, the Gulf of Mexico etc.

Ship Letter rate + inland postage.

List of West Indian islands for which only 6d ship rate payable.

[Gleaner 7 July 1869]

 

3 Nov 1868

Inland Postage Rate 2d for up to 30 miles (incl. Spanish Town)

[Gleaner 3 Nov 1868]

Link

16 Dec 1869

PMG-Report for Oct 1867 to Sept 1868

[Gazette 16/12/1869

 

 

1st annual report contains a retrospective of changes since 1860.

Includes conveyance information, rates and Post Offices opened

 

Link

 

Stamp Duty (Revenues) Act Revision

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1869

Link

 

Post Office Notices

 

 

03 Jun 1869

Mail Service Lucea-MoBay

[Gazette 03/06/1869

 

03 Jun 1869

Vere PO (PM Distributor of Stamps) 

[Gazette 03/06/1869

 

01 Jul 1869

Unpaid in Coin

[Gazette 01/07/1869

 

08 Jul 1869

Clarendon PO Closure

[Gazette 08/07/1869

 

15 Jul 1869

Mail Service St Ann’s Bay-Annotto Bay

[Gazette 15/07/1869

 

22 Jul 1869

Clarendon PO Reopened

[Gazette 22/07/1869

 

05 Aug 1869

Gayle PO Closed

[Gazette 05/08/1869

 

05 Aug 1869

Lilliput PO Closed

[Gazette 05/08/1869

 

05 Aug 1869

Old Harbour (PM Distributor of Stamps)

[Gazette 05/08/1869

 

19 Aug 1869

Kingston Pillar Box Collection

[Gazette 19/08/1869

 

19 Aug 1869

Lacovia PO-Opened

[Gazette 19/08/1869

 

19 Aug 1869

Old Harbour-Kingston-Mail Service by Train

[Gazette 19/08/1869

 

02 Sep 1869

Book-Packet-Rate Inland and to UK

[Gazette 02/09/1869

 

30 Sep 1869

Gayle PO ReOpened

[Gazette 30/09/1869

 

30 Sep 1869

Little River PO-Opened

[Gazette 30/09/1869

 

30 Sep 1869

Military Rate Concession

[Gazette 30/09/1869

 

30 Sep 1869

Siloah PO-Opened

[Gazette 30/09/1869

 

07 Oct 1869

Money Order Office

[Gazette 07/10/1869

 

28 Oct 1869

Packet Mail-Timetable

[Gazette 28/10/1869

 

28 Oct 1869

Mail Service-Tenders – various

[Gazette 28/10/1869

 

04 Nov 1869

Mail Service-Tender Black River & Newmarket

[Gazette 04/11/1869

Link

27 Oct 1870

PMG-Report 1868–1869

[Gazette 27/10/1870]

 

 

Postmaster remuneration revised

 

 

 

Other items covered in above notices

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1870

Link

 

Post Office Notices

 

 

27 Jan 1870

Gayle PO-Closed

[Gazette 27/01/1870

 

03 Feb 1870

Clarendon PO-Closed

[Gazette 03/02/1870

 

17 Mar 1870

Americo-Brazilian-Packets

[Gazette 17/03/1870

 

17 Mar 1870

Cunard Packet-St Thomas-Bermuda-Halifax

[Gazette 17/03/1870

 

19 May 1870

Tenders for Mail Service Kingston-Gordon Town

[Gazette 19/05/1870

 

09 Jun 1870

Officials Entitled to Free Postage

[Gazette 09/06/1870

 

25 Aug 1870

Money Order Office

[Gazette 25/08/1870

 

01 Sep 1870

St Davids PO Reopened

[Gazette 01/09/1870

 

24 Nov 1870

Money Orders

[Gazette 24/11/1870]

Link

23 Mar 1871

PMG-Report 1869–1870

[Gazette 23/03/1871]

 

 

Returned Letter Branch commenced.

 

 

 

Packet timetable revised.

 

 

 

Railway used for conveyance of country mails from Dec 1869.

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

1871

Link

 

Post Office Notices

 

 

02 Feb 1871

Pattern Sample Packet

[Gazette 02/02/1871

 

09 Feb 1871

Cunard Packet

[Gazette 09/02/1871

 

09 Mar 1871

Mail Service Green Island-Lucea-Flint River

[Gazette 09/03/1871

 

16 Mar 1871

Rate to Belize

[Gazette 16/03/1871

 

30 Mar 1871

Kingston Pillar Box Collection

[Gazette 30/03/1871]

 

06 Apr 1871

Lilliput PO Opened

[Gazette 06/04/1871

 

06 Apr 1871

Money Order Office

[Gazette 06/04/1871

 

13 Apr 1871

Bluefields PO-Reopened

[Gazette 13/04/1871

 

20 Apr 1871

Tender Mail Service Kingston-Plantain GR

[Gazette 20/04/1871

 

11 May 1871

Tenders Mail Service Lucea-MoBay

[Gazette 11/05/1871

 

12 May 1871

Port Maria Post Mistress

[Gazette 18 May 1871]

 

06 Jul 1871

House-Delivery Half Way Tree District

[Gazette 06/07/1871

 

21 Sep 1871

Barclay McDowell

[Gazette 21/09/1871

 

21 Sep 1871

Mail Service-Tender

[Gazette 21/09/1871

 

16 Nov 1871

Mail Service-Tender

[Gazette 16/11/1871

Link

 

PMG-Report 1870–1871

JGZ_Supp 7/3/1872

 

 

Pacific Steam Navigation Company between New-York and this island

 

 

 

Post Offices opened at Clarks' Town, and the re-opening of the Bluefields and Lilliput Offices

 

 

 

Mentions: The Table of Postages recently issued by the Department

 

Link

02 Nov 1871

Mail Conveyance Delay Report

Gazette 02/11/1871

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1872

Link

 

Post Office Notices

 

 

1 Jan 1872

Postage-Rates

[Gazette 07/12/1871

 

1 Jan 1872

New PO Rules re Delivery and Newspaper rate

[Jamaica 1928 p18]

 

18 Jan 1872

Distributor-of-Stamps

[Gazette 18/01/1872

 

25 Jan 1872

Revenue for misc types incl stamps

[Gazette 25/01/1872

 

01 Feb 1872

Tender for Mail Service-Kingston-NY

[Gazette 01/02/1872

 

08 Feb 1872

Schedule for Cunard Mail Service-Halifax-Bermuda

[Gazette 08/02/1872

 

14 Mar 1872

Postage-Stamp-Vendors

[Gazette 14/03/1872

 

21 Mar 1872

ClarksTown.Siloah-POs

[Gazette 21/03/1872

 

11 Apr 1872

Postage-Stamp-Vendors

[Gazette 11/04/1872

 

18 Apr 1872

Little London PO

[Gazette 18/04/1872

 

02 May 1872

Mails To Canada

[Gazette 02/05/1872

 

02 May 1872

Pillar Boxes

[Gazette 02/05/1872

 

02 May 1872

Mails By Railway

[Gazette 02/05/1872

 

09 May 1872

Mails By Railway

[Gazette 09/05/1872

 

11 Jul 1872

Trinidad-Grenada-Quarantine

[Gazette 11/07/1872

 

17 Oct 1872

PO-Summary-Incl Curr Rates

[Gazette-Supp 17/10/1872 ]

 

7 Nov 1872

Issue of QV CC ½d Adhesive

[Gazette 7 Nov 1872 / Bacon 1891]

 

14 Nov 1872

Postmasters-Supplied-With-Revenue-Stamps

[Gazette 14/11/1872

 

28 Nov 1872

Postmasters-Supplied-With-Revenue-Stamps

[Gazette 28/11/1872

 

12 Dec 1872

Watsons HilI PO Opened

[Gazette 12/12/1872

 

 

 

 

Link

30 Sep 1872

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1871 to Sep1872

Gazette-Supp 24/4/1873

 

 

New inland postage rate

 

 

 

House delivery of letters and procedure for registered

 

 

 

Street Letter Boxes

 

 

 

Pacific Mail Steamship Co contract to New York

 

 

 

Kingston – Belize mail contract with RMSP

 

 

 

Mail Coaches

 

Link

15 Feb 1872

Mail Conveyance Delay Report

Gazette 15/02/1872

Link

 

Stamp Law (Revenues) Amendment

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1873

 

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

7 Jan 1873

Tenders for Mail Service, Mo Bay & Lucea

[JGZ 9 Jan 1873]

 

23 Jan 1873

New Post Offices at Shooter’s Hill, Copse and Chester Castle

[JGZ 30 Jan 1873]

 

10 Feb 1873

Postmasters Supplied with Revenue Stamps at Plantain Garden River, Moneague, Lacovia

[JGZ 13 Feb 1873]

 

12 Feb 1873

Tenders for Mail Service, Mo Bay & Lucea

[JGZ 20 Feb 1873]

 

28 Feb 1873

St Anns Bay Postmaster

[JGZ 6 Mar 1873]

 

10 Mar 1873

Late Fee of 1s

[JGZ 13 Mar 1873]

 

10 Feb 1873

Postmasters Supplied with Revenue Stamps at Sav La Mar, Chester Castle, Watson’s Hill

[JGZ 13 Feb 1873]

 

2 Apr 1873

New Postmaster at Old Harbour

[JGZ 10 Apr 1873]

 

9 Apr 1873

Circulars By Post

[JGZ 17 Apr 1873]

 

6 Mar 1873

Conveyance of Mails

[JGZ 24 Apr 1873]

 

22 Apr 1873

Conveyance of Mails

[JGZ 24 Apr 1873]

 

26 Apr 1873

Conveyance of Mails

[JGZ 1 May 1873]

 

23 Apr 1873

Postmaster at Manchioneal

[JGZ 24 Apr 1873]

 

2 Jun 1873

Post Office Opened at Half-Way-Tree

[JGZ 5 Jun 1873]

 

2 Jun 1873

PostMaster appointed at Half-Way-Tree

[JGZ 26 Jun 1873]

 

24 Jun 1873

Post Office Opened at Hampden

[JGZ 26 Jun 1873]

 

18 Jul 1873

Post Office Opened at Blue Mountain Valley & Priestman’s River

[JGZ 24 Jul 1873]

 

6 Sep 1873

Post Office Opened at Rest & Renaming Vere to Alley

[JGZ 11 Sep 1873]

 

18 Nov 1873

PostMaster appointed at Buff Bay

[JGZ 27 Nov 1873]

Link

 

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1872 to Sep 1873

 

 

30 Sep 1873

Missing from Kew archives

[JGZ-Supp 12 Feb 1872]

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1874

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

23 Apr 1874

Packet Mail Closing & Late Fee

[Gleaner 28 Apr 1874]

 

7 July 1874

Morant Bay Mailbag Robbery

[Falmouth Post 7 Jul 1874]

 

26 Jan 1874

PO Opened at Guy’s Hill

[Gazette 29 Jan 1874]

 

27 Jul 1874

PO Opened at Cold Spring

[Gazette 30 Jul 1874]

 

8 Sep 1874

PO Opened at Mount Charles

[Gazette 10 Sep 1874]

 

23 Nov 1874

Post Offices / Masters Supplied with Revenue Stamps

[26 Nov 1874]

Link

30 Sep 1874

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1873 to Sep 1874

Gazette-Supp 29/7/1875

 

 

New Post Offices at Ewarton, Guy’s Hill, Cold Spring, Mount Charles.

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1875

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

19 Jan 1875

RMSP Schedule

[Gazette ]21 Jan 1875

 

21 Jan 1875

PO Opened at Pedro

[Gazette 28 Jan 1875]

 

21 Jan 1875

Post Offices and Masters Supplied with revenue Stamps

[Gazette 4 Feb 1875]

 

10 Mar 1875

Post Offices and Masters Supplied with revenue Stamps

[Gazette 18 Mar 1875]

 

15 Apr 1875

Post Offices and Masters Supplied with revenue Stamps

[Gazette 22 Apr 1875]]

 

27 Aug 1875

Issue of QV CC 2s & 5s Adhesives

[Gazette 2 Sept 1875 / Bacon 1891]

Link

30 Sep 1875

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1874 to Sep 1875

Gazette-Supp 9/3/1876

 

 

Referring to the effect of the 1 Jan 1872 Inland Rate reduction from 3d to 2d and for newspapers from 1d to ½d and introduction of double charge if unpaid.

 

 

 

Offices opened at Balaclava, Pedro, Bull Bay, May Pen, Medina and Southfield.

Lilliput closed.

 

 

 

New Street Letter Box at the Chamber of Commerce. 5 boxes now in existence.

 

 

 

Severe rains disrupting deliveries including mails between St Anns Bay and Montego Bay mail cart fell into the Llandovery river.

 

Link

13 Jan 1875

Mail Contract to New York by Leech, Harrison and Forman

Gazette 21 Jan 1875

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

1876

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

31 Jan 1876

New Postmaster at Chapelton

[Gazette 3 Feb 1876]

 

14 Feb 1876

New Postmasters at Old Harbour & Ewarton

[Gazette 17 Feb 1876]

 

11 Feb 1876

Mail Service Tenders Kingston–Plantain GR

[Gazette 17 Feb 1876]

 

19 Feb 1876

New Post Offices at Adelphi and Kings

[Gazette 24 Feb 1876]

 

4 Mar 1876

New Post Office at Middle Quarters

[Gazette 9 Mar 1876]

 

9 Mar 1876

Tri weekly mail to Pear Tree Grove

[Gazette 23 Mar 1876]

 

5 Apr 1876

PM Sullivan resumed duties

[Gazette 13 Apr 1876]

 

21 Apr 1876

Pattern & Sample Post to/from UK

[Gazette 27 Apr 1876]

 

29 Apr 1876

New Postmaster at Plantain Garden River

[Gazette 4 May 1876]

 

28 Apr 1876

Mail Service Between Dry Harbour & Brown’s Town

[Gazette 4 May 1876]

 

24 Jul 1876

New Postmaster at Shooter’s Hill

[Gazette 27 Jul 1876]

 

26 Jul 1876

Transfer of Post Office from Flint River to Sandy Bay

[Gazette 3 Aug 1876]

 

21 Nov 1876

New Postmaster at Port Royal

[Gazette 23 Nov 1876]

 

16 Dec 1876

New Postmaster at Annotto Bay

[Gazette 21 Dec 1876]

 

22 Dec 1876

New Postmaster at Shooter’s Hill

[Gazette 28 Dec 1876]

Link

30 Sep 1876

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1875 to Sep 1876

Gazette-Supp 7/6/1877

 

 

New Post Offices at Petersfield, Adelphi, Kings, Middle Quarters, Hayes.

Openings necessitated new branch lines to be created.

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1877

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

29 Dec 1877

New Postmaster at Lucea

[Gazette 4 Jan 1877]

 

30 Dec 1877

Contract Mail Schedule Kingston–New York

[Gazette 4 Jan 1877]

 

12 Jan 1877

New Postmasters at Stewart Town, Richmond, Cold Spring, Gordon Town

[Gazette 18 Jan 1877]

 

21 Jan 1877

Book Packets Rule

[Gazette 25 Jan 1877]

 

1 Feb 1877

Book Post Articles

[Gleaner]

 

19 Feb 1877

Contract Mail Schedule Kingston–New York

[Gazette 22 Feb 1877]

 

1 Apr 1877

New Postmaster at Four Paths

[Gazette 29 Mar 1877]

 

1 Apr 1877

Issue of Postal Cards

[Gazette 29 Mar 1877]

 

1 Apr 1877

Post Cards

[Gazette 29 Mar 1877 / Bacon 1891]

 

1 Apr 1877

Jamaica Joining GPU

[29 Mar 1877]

 

1 Apr 1877

Postal Rates

[Gleaner 3 Apr 1877]

 

1 Apr 1877

UPU Postal Rates

[Proud p140/141]

 

19 May 1877

New Postmaster at Old Harbour

[Gazette 19 May 1877 1877]

 

31 Jul 1877

New Postmaster at Ramble

[Gazette 2 Aug 1877]

 

22 Aug 1877

New Contract for Mail Steamer to New York

[Gazette 23 Aug 1877]

 

25 Sep 1877

New Postmaster at Port Royal, Plantain Garden River, Port Morant & Shooter’s Hill

[Gazette 27 Sep 1877]

 

3 Oct 1877

Atlas Steamship Contract to New York

[Gazette  4 Oct 1877]

 

12 Oct 1877

New Postmaster at Priestman’s River

[Gazette 18 Oct 1877]

 

19 Nov 1877

Post Office opened at Trinity Ville

[Gazette 29 Nov 1877]

Link

16 Feb 1877

GB PO Correspondence Regarding Jamaica Joining UPU

 

Link

1 Apr 1877

GPU Declaration – Countries joining GPU

[BPO Law 23 Feb 1877]

Link

30 Sep 1877

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1876 to Sep 1877

[Gazette-Supp 8/8/1878

 

 

UPU membership and new rates

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

Link

 

Jamaica Almanac

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters

 

 

1878

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

15 Apr 1878

New Postmasters at Alley/Vere & Ramble

[Gazette 18 Apr 18780]

 

24 Apr 1878

New Postmasters at Ocho Rios & Bull Bay

[Gazette 25 Apr 1878]

 

27 May 1878

New Postmaster at Richmond

[Gazette 30 May 1878]

 

11 Jun 1878

New Postmasters at Alley & Blue Mountain Valley

[Gazette 16 Jun 187]

 

23 Jul 1878

New Postmaster at Dry Harbour

[Gazette 25 Jul 1878]

 

10 Sep 1878

New Postmaster at Port Morant

[Gazette 12 Sep 1878]

 

20 Sep 1878

Mail Service to New York Schedule

[Gazette 3 Oct 1878]

 

16 Oct 1878

New Postmaster at Bull Bay

[Gazette 17 Oct 1878]

 

16 Oct 1878

New Postmaster at Middle Quarters, New Market

[Gazette 24 Oct 1878]

 

18 Nov 1878

New Postmaster at Port Maria

[Gazette 21 Nov 1878]

Link

1 Jun 1878

Paris UPU Convention

Gazette 31 Oct 1878

Link

30 Sep 1878

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1877 to Sep 1878

Gazette-Supp 7/8/1879

 

 

New Post Office at Trinity Ville

 

 

 

Use of railway for mail conveyance and introduction of mail coaches

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1879

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

20 Mar 1879

GB PO Notice to Colonial Office Re UPU

[Gazette 27 Mar 1879]

 

1 Apr 1879

UPU Postal Treaty

[Bacon 1891, Agreed 1 Jun 1878]

 

1 Apr 1879

UPU Postal rates

[Gleaner 1 Apr 1879]

 

1 Apr 1879

Post Card 3d ovpt 1½d

[Timbre Post / LP]

 

10 Apr 1879

Postmasters at Port Morant & Port Royal Distributors of Revenue Stamps

[Gazette 17 Apr 1879]

 

1 May 1879

New Postmaster at Ocho Rios

[Gazette  8 May 1879]

 

30 Aug 1879

Telegraph Law

[Gazette 4 Sep 1879]

 

20 Oct 1879

Introduction of Telegraph Adhesives

[Gazette 30 Oct 1879]

Link

21 Jun 1879

RMSP Contract

[Gazette 17 Jul 1879]

Link

30 Sep 1879

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1878 to Sep 1879

Gazette-Supp 23/9/1880

 

 

UPU membership and revised rates

 

 

 

New Post Office at Wesleyan High School at York Castle

 

 

 

Mail coach service

 

 

 

Telegraphs

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1880

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

31 Dec 1879

Telegraph Message Volumes

[Gazette 15 Jan 1880]

 

28 Feb 1880

Telegraph Message Volumes

[Gazette 18 Mar 1880]

 

4 May 1880

Packets Containing Dutiable Articles

[Gazette 13 May 1880]

 

31 Aug 1880

Telegraph Message Volumes

[Gazette 16 Sep 1880]

 

31 Dec 1880

Telegraph Message Volumes

[Gazette 27 Jan 1881]

Link

30 Sep 1880

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 18 79to Sep 1880

Gazette-Supp 21/7/1881

 

 

Oct 1879 contract mail service with Belize termination and replaced with one to New Orleans

 

 

 

RMSP route and timing

 

 

 

Floods caused disruption to services (particularly 11Oct 1879)

 

 

 

Control Branch moved from the Old Court House to Govt Savings Bank

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1881

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

1 Jan 1881

Registration Envelopes

[Gazette 24 Feb 1881 / Bacon 1891]

 

7 Jan 1881

West India Mail Timetable

[Gazette 13 Jan 1881]

 

1881

Halifax, Bermuda, Jamaica Mail Timetable

[Gazette 3 Mar 1881]

 

28 Feb 1881

Telegraph Message Volumes

[Gazette 17 Mar 1881]

 

31 Mar 1881

Telegraph Message Volumes

[Gazette 28 Apr 1881]

 

21 Jun 1881

New Postmasters at Lucea & Gordon Town

[Gazette 23 Jun 1881]

 

29 Jun 1881

New Postmasters at May Pen, Port Morant & Bath

[Gazette 30 Jun  1881]

 

31 May 1881

Telegraph Message Volumes

[Gazette 30 Jun 1881]

 

30 Jun 1881

Telegraph Message Volumes

[Gazette 21 Jul 1881]

 

12 Aug 1881

New Postmasters at Newport & Four Paths

[Gazette 18 Aug 1881]

 

17 Aug 1881

Atlas Steamer Schedule to New York

[Gazette 18 Aug 1881]

 

31 Jul 1881

Telegraph Message Volumes

[Gazette 18 Aug 1881]

 

9 Sep 1881

New Postmaster at Newmarket

[Gazette 15 Sep 1881]

 

31Aug 1881

Telegraph Message Volumes

[Gazette 22 Sep 1881]

 

5 Oct 1881

New Postmaster at Balaclava

[Gazette 6 Nov 1881]

 

30 Sep 1881

Money Orders via Atlas Steamship too

[Gazette 6 Nov 1881]

 

30 Sep 1881

Telegraph Message Volumes

[Gazette 27 Oct 1881]

 

31 Oct 1881

Telegraph Message Volumes

[Gazette 17 Nov 1881]

 

30 Nov 1881

Telegraph Message Volumes

[Gazette 22 Dec 1881]

 

24 Dec 1881

Atlas Steamship Schedule Alteration

[Gazette 29 Dec 1881]

Link

30 Sep 1881

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1880 to Sep 1881

[Gazette-Supp 18/8/1882]

 

 

Telegraph system extension

 

 

 

Correspondence volumes

 

 

 

Special registered envelopes have been obtained at the General post Office at the following rates: Size G at ½d each or 5d per dozen; Size H at ¾d each or 7d per dozen;

 

 

 

Atlas service to New York. Occasional mail landed at outports.

Also service to Turks and Bahamas

 

 

 

RMSP service to USA the ‘Belize’

 

 

 

New Post Offices: Devon, 15 Jan 1881; Cave Valley, 7 Mar 1881; Lluidas Vale, 7 Mar 1881; Ulster Spring, 7 Mar 1881.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Returned Letter Branch report

 

Link

May 1881

Colonial Commissioners Report on Post Office

Gazette Supp 9 Mar 1882

 

 

Report by Commissioners on the operation of the civil service in Jamaica. Complementary comments regarding management of the Post Office department.

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Post towns and Postmasters with distances and inland rates

 

 

1882

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

12 Dec 1881

Atlas Steamship Schedule

[Gazette 15 Dec 1881]

 

Jan 1882

Atlas Steamer Sailing from NY Date Change

[Gazette 22 Dec 1881]

 

1 Jan 1882

Money Orders with the USA Introduced

[Gazette 22 Dec 1881]

 

Jan 1882

Atlas Steamer Sailing Dates

[Gazette 5 Jan 1882]

 

1882

RMSP Halifax-Bermuda-Jamaica Schedule

[Gazette 12 Jan 1882]

 

2 Jan 1882

Postmistress at St. David’s appointed

[Gazette 19 Jan 1882]

 

2 Feb 1882

Stamp Duty Law Amendment (Marine Insurance)

[Gazette 9 Feb 1882]

 

7 Feb 1882

Steamer Sailing Date Revision

[Gazette 9 Feb 1882]

 

1 Mar 1882

Atlas Steamer to New York Schedule

[Gazette 2 Mar 1882]

 

7 Mar 1882

Pearce, Acting Postmaster for Jamaica

[Gazette 9 Mar 1882]

 

March 1882

Atlas Steamer to New York Schedule

[Gazette 16 Mar 1882]

 

March 1882

Atlas Steamer to New York Schedule

[Gazette 13 Apr 1882]

 

4 Nov 1881

Atlas Steamship Contract

[Gazette 20 Apr 1882]

 

11 Apr 1882

Atlas Steamship to New York Schedule

[Gazette 11 May 1882]

 

2 Jun 1882

Atlas Steamship to New York Schedule

[Gazette 8 Jun 1882]

 

26 Jul 1882

Atlas Steamship to New York Schedule

[Gazette 27 Jul 1882]

 

15 Aug 1882

Atlas Steamship to New York Schedule

[Gazette 17 Aug 1882]

 

4 Oct 1882

Atlas Steamship to New York Schedule

[Gazette 5 Oct 1882]

 

16 Oct 1882

1d Postage Stamps Used for Government Savings Bank

[Gazette 21 Oct 1882]

 

31 Oct 1882

Atlas Steamship Contract

[Gazette 2 Nov 1882]

 

10 Oct 1882

RMSP West India Mail Timetable for 1883

[Gazette 16 Nov 1882]

 

20 Nov 1882

Atlas Steamship to New York Schedule

[Gazette 23 Nov 1882]

 

28 Nov 1882

Atlas Steamship to New York Schedule

[Gazette 30 Nov 1882]

Link

30 Sep 1882

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1881 to Sep 1882

Gazette-Supp 31/5/1883

 

 

French (Compagnie Gererale Transatlantique) steamers payments

 

 

 

Control Branch fire on 11 Dec, loss of records.

Various departments moved to Blundell Hall at the bottom of East Street.

 

 

 

Mail volumes

 

 

 

Various services to USA

 

 

 

1 May 1881 establishment of mail coach service Kingston – St Anns Bay

 

 

 

New Post Offices: Cross Keys 1 Nov 1881; Oracabessa, 1 Nov 1881; Anchovy, 15 Nov 1881; Glengoffe, 1 Apr 1882. With details of locations.

 

 

 

Returned Letter Branch statistics

 

 

 

Telegraph statistics

 

 

 

Revenue & Expenditure summary which gives information on service volumes.

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

 

1883

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

1 Jan 1883

RMSP Halifax – Bermuda-Jamaica Schedule

[Gazette 12 Dec 1882]

 

1883

Atlas New York Schedule and revisions (several notices)

[Gazette Various 1883]

 

5 Jun 1883

Post Cards ½d Adhesive Allowed for Inland

[Gazette 15 Jun 1883 / Jamaica 1928 p[ 170]

 

16 Jun 1883

Reply Post Cards (Rates, Reply Paid, UPU Countries)

[Gazette 21 Jun 1883 / Bacon 1891]

 

10 Jun 1883

Reply Post Cards to Costa Rica, Denmark & Colonies, Sweden

[Gazette 2 Aug 1883]

 

16 Jun 1883

Money Orders Jamaica-Canada

[Gazette 21 Jun 1883]

 

14 Jun 1883

1d Postage Stamps Used for Government Savings Bank

[Gazette 21 Jun 1883]

 

1 Jul 1883

Atlas Penalties Imposed

[Gazette 9 Aug 1883]

[Gazette 15 Nov 1883]

 

14 Dec 1883

Postmasters at Copse, Black River, Dry Harbour, Hampden, Moneague, Port Antonio

[Gazette 20 Dec 1883]

 

 

 

 

Link

30 Sep 1883

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1882 to Sep 1883

Gazette-Supp 17/7/1884

 

 

Labourers to Colon increased volumes

 

 

 

Increase in volume in and out from Colombia

 

 

 

Stamps sold £14,202: £11,996 through PO, £2205 through vendors. £145.10 for Govt Savings Bank

 

 

 

Volumes by class of mail

 

 

 

Money Order system with Barbados

 

 

 

11 Dec 1882 fire information. Mentions loss/lack of adhesive stamps.

 

 

 

Returned Letter Branch statistics

 

 

 

Telegraph statistics

 

 

 

Revenue & Expenditure summary which gives information on service volumes.

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

 

1884

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

8 Jan 1884

Mail Lost in British Guiana

[Gazette 21 Feb 1884]

 

19 Mar 1884

Telegraph Law, Route Extension

[Gazette 20 Mar 1884]

 

20 Mar 1884

New Postmasters at Grange Hill, Alley, Lacovia, Ocho Rios

[Gazette 27 Mar 1884]

 

27 Mar 1884

Telegraph Line Extension

[Gazette 3 Apr 1884]

 

5 May 1884

HMS Urgent will Fire Gun when RMSP Packet sighted

[Gazette 8 May 1884]

 

8 Jul 1884

Extension of RMSP Contract

[Gazette 10 Jul 1884

 

15 Jul 1884

Telegraph Office at Newport Opened

[Gazette 17 Jul 1884]

 

28 Jul 1884

Atlas Penalties

[Gazette 31 Jul 1884]

 

6 Aug 1884

Postmasters at Alexandria, Blue Mountain Valley, Gordon Town, Hagley Gap, Moneague, Newport, Old Harbour, Port Antonio, Porus, Up Park Camp, Watson Hill

[Gazette 7 Aug 1884]

 

20 Aug 1884

Atlas Penalties

[Gazette 21 Aug 1884]

 

1885

RMSP Halifax-Bermuda-Jamaica Schedule for 1885

[Gazette 13 Nov 1884]

 

25 Nov 1885

Atlas Contract Terminated

[Gazette 13 Nov 1884]

 

7 Nov 1884

Book Post: Old Letters

[Gazette 20 Nov 1884]

 

24 Dec 1884

Postmasters at Anchovy, Gayle, Green Island, Oracabessa, Port Maria, Shooter’s Hill

[Gazette 25 Dec 1884]

 

1885

West India Mail Service Route & Timetable

[Gazette 11 Dec 1884]

Link

 

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1883 to Sep 1884

Gazette Supp 11 Jun 1885

 

29 Apr 1884

Postage rate reduced on letters between Kingston, Up-Park Camp, Gordon Town, Coldspring, Halfway-Tree, Spanish Town, Old Harbour, Port Royal.

Not exceeding ½ ounce – 1d

Above ½ ounce and not exceeding 1 ounce – 2d

For each additional ounce or fraction part thereof 2d

 

 

 

Volume of packet mail to/from USA reduced due to use of non-contract vessels (Ship) incl. ‘United States Mail’, ‘Frank Brothers’, ‘Henry Brothers’

 

 

 

Mail service to Haiti suspended 22 Aug 1883 to 10 Feb 1884 (due to port blockade)

 

 

 

Post Offices established at: Laughlands, 1 Nov 1883; Up-Park Camp, 29 Apr 1884

 

 

 

Extension of Mail Coach service from St Anns Bay to Montego Bay (on the completion of the railway to Ewarton).

Also to Sav La Mar from Porus (on completion of the railway to Porus).

 

 

 

1 Oct 1883, Goshen renamed Santa Cruz

2 Jun 1883, Mount Charles moved and renamed Hagley Gap

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

 

1885

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

23 Mar 1885

Postmasters at Little London, Manchioneal, Priestman’s River, Port Antonio

[Gazette 26 Mar 1885]

 

8 May 1885

RMSP West India Mail Route & Timetable

[Gazette 18 Jun 1885]

 

30 Jun 1885

RMSP Timetable, Inland Mail Impact

[Gazette 2 Jul 1885]

 

1 Jul 1885

RMSP Halifax-Bermuda-Jamaica Timetable

[Gazette 16 Jul 1885]

 

1 Aug 1885

Money Orders – Countries Extension

[Gazette 6 Aug 1885]

 

24 Aug 1885

Telegraph Service to the UK

[Gazette 3 Sep 1885]

 

1 Oct 1885

Parcel Posts to UK Regulations & Rates

[Gazette 5 Oct 1885]

 

16 Oct 1885

Postmasters at Alexandria, Anchovy, Bull Bay, Golden Spring, Lluidas Vale, Montego Bay, Morant Bay, Port Morant

[Gazette 22 Oct 1885]

 

23 Dec 1885

RMSP West India Mail Contract  & Schedule

[Gazette 24 Dec 1885]

 

1886

RMSP West India Mail Route & Timetable

[Gazette 31 Dec 1885]

Link

 

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1884 to Sep 1885

Gazette Supp 27 May 1886

 

 

Colon fire (including Post Office) reduced migration and post volumes

 

 

 

USA mail using Atlas, Messrs JE Kerr

 

 

1 Jul 1885

Fortnightly RMSP service with Southampton commenced

 

 

 

USA now uses Jamaica for Transit mails to Colombia & South Pacific.

 

 

 

Change to Railway for Porus & Ewarton deliveries.

 

 

1 Jul 1885

Mails service Alley–Milk River discontinued, Four Paths–Milk River substituted

 

 

3 Dec 1884

Temporary telegraph office established at Cumberland Pen on the occasion of the Agricultural Show

 

 

2 Mar 1885

May Hill PO renamed Spur Tree

 

 

1 Apr 1885

Flint River PO at ‘Sandy Bay’ removed to its former location at Flint River.

 

 

 

Stamps supplied to New Orleans Exposition (in expenses)

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

 

1886

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

1 Jan 1886

RMSP Halifax-Bermuda-Jamaica Timetable

[PO Notice 4 Jan 1886]

 

1 Jan 1886

RMSP Halifax-Bermuda-Jamaica Schedule

[Gazette 7 Jan 1886]

 

1 Jan 1886

Inter-Colonial Money Orders

[PO Notice 31 Dec 1885]

 

1 Feb 1886

Daily Mails by Railway 1d Rate for May Pen, Linstead, Four Paths, Ewarton

[PO Notice 19 Jan 1886]

 

1 Feb 1886

Change to Internal Postage Rates

[Gleaner 20 Jan 1886]

 

18 Jan 1886

Mail Closing & Late Letter Fees

[PO Notice 18 Jan 1886]

 

1 Jan 1886

Parcel Post Rates to Various Countries

[PO Notice 18 Jan 1886]

 

18 Jan 1886

Mail Closing & Late Letter 18 Jan 1886

[PO Notice 18 Jan 1886]

 

Jan 1886

Tenders for Mail Service, MoBay–Adelphi

[PO Notice 9 Jan 1886]

 

16 Mar 1886

Darliston PO Opened 16 Mar 1886 & Parcel Post Routes

[Gleaner 1 April 1886]

 

27 Mar 1886

Postmasters at Balaclava, Brown’s Town, Cross Keys, Darliston, Ewarton, Hope Bay, Little River, Laughlands, May Pen, Port Royal, Stewart Town

[Gazette 1 Apr 1886]

 

1 Apr 1886

New UPU Regulations for Postcards (incl. Allowed to add Adhesive)

[Gleaner 5 April 1886]

 

9 Jun 1886

Service Suspended with Mail Timings & Late Fees

[Gleaner 9 Jun 1886]

 

12 Aug 1886

Packet Mail Closing & Fee

[Gleaner, 16 Aug 1886]

 

 

Reports

 

Link

 

West India Mail Service Correspondence

Gazette 1 Apr 1886

 

 

 

 

Link

 

PO Law Amendment

Gazette 27 May 1886

Link

 

Lots on Parcels & Book Post

 

 

 

Letter Postage Rates

 

Link

30 Sep 1887

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1885 to Sep 1886

Gazette Supp 7 Apr 1887

 

Extract

7. In connection with the falling off in the revenue from "Postages" I would also add that on the 1st May last the "scale of progression" on Inland Letters exceeding one ounce in weight was altered and made to be by the single rate of half an ounce rather than by the double rate of one ounce. This alteration was made under the terms of the "Post Office Law Amendment Law of 1886," which also altered the surcharges on wholly unpaid and insufficiently prepaid correspondence, to the extent of making any Inland Letter, Newspaper or Book-packet liable, if wholly unpaid, to double the ordinary rate of postage, and, if partially prepaid, to double the amount of the deficient postage.

 

 

 

Compagnie General Transatlantique service terminated

 

 

 

Floods in Dec 1885 & June 1886 damaged Railway and disrupted inland mails

 

 

 

New offices at Darliston, 13 Mar 1886 (branch from Petersfield)

 

 

 

UK Parcel rate 9d per pound

 

 

 

Inter-Colonial Parcel Post established with Barbados, British Guiana & Trinidad. 6d per pound

 

Link

 

Apr 1886 Jamaica Post Office Law of 1886

[National Archives CO 139/105]

 

 

Parcel Post

Rates

 

Link

 

Handbook of Jamaica 1886-87

JHBK1886

 

 

History of the Post Office with current rate information, Offices and postmasters. Information supplements PO Annual Report.

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

 

1887

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

1887

West India Mail Packet 1887 Timetable

[Gazette 27 Jan 1887]

 

1 Feb 1887?

Book Post & Parcel

[Gazette Suppl 30 May 1889]

 

10 Feb 1887

Jamaica Govt Railway 1885-6 Annual Report

[Gazette Supp p112]

 

12 Oct 1887

Use of Revenue Stamps for Postage (PO Law)

[Jamaica 1928, p147]

 

13 Oct 1887

Use of Adhesive Stamps for Revenue Documents (PO Law)

[Jamaica 1928, p147]

 

 

 

 

Link

30 Sep 1887

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1886 to Sep 1887

Gazette Supp 27 Mar 1888

 

 

Transit mail volumes reduced as New York to Colombia direct service resumed

 

 

13 Jan 1887

Halfway-Tree PO moved. Advantageous effect on communications to Up-Park Camp & other destinations

 

 

 

New PO at Croft’s Hill, 9 Aug 1887

 

 

 

Mail coach system

 

 

 

 

 

Link

29 Apr 1887

Jamaica Stamp Forgery Law of 1887

[National Archives CO 139/105]

Link

 

Report: Official Correspondence

Gazette 4 Oct 1887

 

 

 

 

Link

6 Oct 1887

Jamaica Postage & Revenue Stamp Law of 1887

[National Archives CO 139/105]

Link

 

 

[Gazette, 13 Oct. 1887]

 

 

Postage and Revenue stamps use interchangeable

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

 

 

1888

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

1888

West India Mail Packet Schedule

[Gazette 12 Jan 1888]

 

1 Feb 1888

Inland Book Packet & Parcel Rates Reduction

[Gazette 26 Jan 1888 p40]

 

1 Sep 1888

½d Wrapper

[Jamaica 1928, p178]

 

Nov 1888

RMSP Service

{Gazette 8 Nov 1888]

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1887 to Sep 1888

Gazette Supp 30 May 1889

 

1 Sep 1888

½d Newspaper Wrapper issued for Newspapers & Book Post

 

 

1 Oct 1887

Postage & Revenue adhesives interchangeable use.

New 1d and 2d plates ordered

 

 

 

£1170 pa average value of Revenue stamps used over last 10 years

 

 

1 Feb 1887?

Book Packet Rate: ½d per 2 oz (up to 3lbs)

Parcel Rate: 1d per 2oz (up to 8oz)

 

 

 

Previous rates: 1d, 1st oz; 2d, 1 to 4 oz; 2d per addnl oz

Parcels 3d for 4oz

 

 

 

Contract with Peckford and Black for service between Jamaica, Bermuda, Halifax incl Turks Is

 

 

 

Introduction of Postal Orders approved (not yet introduced).

6d, 1s, 1s6d, 2s6d

 

 

 

97 POs in island of which 46 Telegraph

 

 

 

 

 

Link

14 Apr 1888

Govt Railway Report

[Gazette 14 Apr 1888]

 

 

 

 

Link

30 Apr 1888

Jamaica Stamp Forgery Law of 1888

[National Archives CO 139/105]

Link

 

 

Gazette 14 Apr 1888

Link

 

Jamaica Handbook 1888-89

Jamaica Handbook

 

 

History of the Posts of Jamaica

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

 

1889

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

1889

PO Revenue Analysis 1883–1888

[Gazette 21 Feb 1889]

 

8 Mar 1889

Issue of QV Key & Duty Plate

[Gazette 14 Mar 1889 / Bacon 1891]

 

26 Sep 1889

Mails Closing

[Gleaner 28 Sept 1889]

 

 

 

 

Link

30 Sep 1889

Post Office Annual Report, Oct 1888 to Sep 1889

Gazette Supp 7 Aug 1890

 

 

USA service from Kingston: Atlas & Anchor Line; from Outports: Messrs JE Kerr & Messrs EJ Vessels

RMSP and Pickford Black for Halifax/Bermuda & Atlas for Haiti.

 

 

 

Schooner service introduced for Cayman Islands, Jamaica rates apply.

 

 

6 Mar 1889

New mail service between Port Maria & Hampton (with new office at Hampton)

 

 

4 Mar 1889

Mail service by rail frequency increased to every passenger train

 

 

 

Postal Orders now received and to be put into use 1 Apr 1890. 5s and 10s values now ordered.

 

 

 

Costs of new 1d & v2d dies & printing

 

 

 

New POs: St Margaret’s Bay, 13 Feb 1889; Hampstead, 6 Mar 1889

 

 

 

Parcel Post established with: Danish West Indies, 19 Nov 1888; Turks Islands, 21 Sept 1889

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

 

1890

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

15 Feb 1890

SLB at Park Lodge

[Gleaner 10 Mar 1890]

 

1 Jan 1890

New Inland Letter and Post card Rates

[Gazette 26 Sep 1889 / Bacon 1891]

 

1 Jan 1890

Inland Rates

[Gazette 9 Jan 1890]

 

1 Jan 1890

West India Mail Packet Service timetable

[Gazette 9 Jan 1890 p16]

 

1 Apr 1890

Postal Orders Introduced

[Gazette 27 Mar 1890 p200]

 

1 Apr 1890

Introduction of Official Adhesives

[Gazette 3 Apr 1890]

 

2 Apr 1890

Telegraph Office Opening Hours

[Gazette 10 Apr 1890]

 

7 May 1890

Proposal for Empire Rate of 2½d

[Gazette 17 Jul 1890]

 

24 May 1890

2½d on 4d

[Col Std 29 May, 1890/ Clerk]

 

1 Jun 1890

Postage Rates to USA etc

[Kew Correspondence Book CO137]

 

1 Jun 1890

Overseas Rate Reduction

[Gazette 29 May 1890]

 

26 Jun 1890

West India Mail Service Southampton or Plymouth

[Gazette 26 Jun 1890]

 

1 Jul 1890

West India Mail Service Southampton or Plymouth

[Gazette 3 Jul 1890]

 

1 Jul 1890

Jamaica Railway Telegraphs

[Gazette 3 Jul 1890]

 

1 Jul 1890

West India Mail Contract

[Gazette 21 Aug 1890]

 

10 Jul 1890

Postal Orders

[Gazette 10 Jul 1890]

 

12 Nov 1890

West India Mail Timetable for 1891

[Gazette 18 Dec 1890]

 

15? Dec 1890

Rate Reduction to 2½d

[Jamaica 1928 p70]

 

 

Post Office Annual Report, from Oct 1889 to 31 Mar 1891

 

 

 

Schedule changed to year ending 31 Mar – see 1891 report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Book (not produced, see 1891)

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

 

1891

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

1 Jan 1891

Rate Reduction to 2½d

[Gazette 1 Jan 1891 / Jamaica 1928 p70]

 

25 Feb 1891

(First) 2½d

[Gazette 26 Feb 1891/ Clerk]

 

20 April 1891

RMSP Contract

[Gazette 21 May 1891]

 

1 Nov 1891

Parcel Post Convention with Canada

[Gazette 29 Oct 1891]

 

8 Dec 1891

GH Pearce appointed Postmaster fro Jamaica

[Gazette 10 Dec 1891]

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1891

Post Office Annual Report, from Oct 1889 to 31 Mar 1891

Gazette Supp 9 Jan 1892

 

1 Jun 1890

Sea Postage Rate Reduction:

Letters 2½d; Postcards single 1d, reply 2d; Newspapers & Printed Papers ½d per 2 oz; Commercial Papers 2½d for 4oz thereafter ½d per 2oz; Patterns 1d for 4oz thereafter ½d per 2oz;

 

 

1 Jan 1891

Letter rate to UPU countries 2½d

 

 

1 Apr 1890

Official correspondence: Letters 1d per ½d oz; Book Packet ½d per 2oz

Rate applies equally to prepaid and unpaid letters to/from Head of dept or other official.

Adhesives only available from Dept. Free Franking only allowed by Governor, His Private Secretary, Colonial Secretary and Postmaster for Jamaica.

 

 

1 Feb 1890

Mail cart washed away in Haughton River

 

 

 

New inland mail services established, mainly relating to new POs

 

 

 

Postal Orders: Lower denominations 1 Apr 1890, 5s & 10s on 5 Aug 1890. Volume for year 75,510.

 

 

 

Post Offices increased from 97 to 106:

Salt River, 20 Dec 1889; Christiana, 18 Feb 1890; Walker’s Wood, 31 Mar 1890; Frankfield, 16 May 1890; Bog Walk, 1 Jul 1890; Alligator Pond, 10 Jul 1890; Pratville, 20 Aug 1890; Jackson Town, 19 Jan 1891; Davis Town, 28 Jan 1891.

 

 

 

Golden Spring closed 5 Jun 1890 and replacement opened at Stony Hill

 

 

 

PO at Exhibition building from 27 Jan 1891 to 16 May 1891

 

 

 

Street Letter Boxes established: Park Lodge (Windward Road) 15 Feb 1890; Corner of North Street & Central Avenue, Kingston Gardens; Corner of Tower Street and Elletson Road, Rae Town.

 

 

 

Telegraph offices extensions

 

Link

 

Handbook of Jamaica 1891-92

JHBK1891

 

 

History of the Post Office with current rate information, Offices and postmasters. Information supplements PO Annual Report.

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

Link

 

Stamp Commissioners Report 1889-1891

 

 

 

Includes data on stamps

 

Link

 

Act Conventions with Foreign Countries Ships Engaged  in Postal Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

1892

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

1 Apr 1892

Postal revenue by Parish 1886-1892

[Gazette 29 Sep 1892]

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1892

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1891 to 31 Mar 1892

Gazette Supp 6 Dec 1892

 

 

Packet incidents: Moselle, Oct 1891; Medway, 6 Jan

 

 

 

Central American Company (Solomon, Ashenheim) mails to Belize & Nicaragua

 

 

15 Mar 1892

Railway line extended to Mile Gully & Balaclava

 

 

 

Now 107 offices. New POs: Bethel Town, 28 Aug 1891; Medina moved & renamed to Maidstone, 5 May 1891.

 

 

 

Parcel Post to Canada rates: 10d per lb

 

 

 

Sullivan retirement and death

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

 

1893

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

1 Jun 1893

New Postage Rates as at 1 June

[Gleaner 2 Jun 1893]

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1893

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1892 to 31 Mar 1893

Gazette Supp 28 Dec 1893

 

 

Ship Letter Gratuities rate of 1d

 

 

 

Laughlands PO temporarily closed 29 Apr 1892 to 27 May 1892

 

Link

 

Handbook of Jamaica 1893

JHBK1893

 

 

History of the Post Office with current rate information, Offices and postmasters. Information supplements PO Annual Report.

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

 

1894

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

 

None identified

 

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1894

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1893 to 31 Mar 1894

Gazette Supp 29 Nov 1894

 

1 Jun 1893

Postage rates reduction: Registration to 2d

 

 

1 Jun 1893

Redirection Fee abolished on letters (not on post cards & other 2nd class mail)

 

 

1 Jun 1893

UPU

Old Rate

New Rate

Single Post Cards

1½d

1d

Reply Post Cards

3d

2d

Newspapers

1d per 4oz

½d per 2oz

Printed Papers

1d per 2oz

½d per 2oz

Commercial Papers

1d per 2oz

½d per 2oz

Patterns

1d per 2oz

½d per 2oz

 

 

15 Nov 1893

Mail courier murdered at Jack’s Rock near Annotto Bay. Mailbag rifled.

 

 

 

109 offices. New ones: Point Hill, 2 Mar 1894; Cedar Valley, 13 Mar 1894

 

 

 

Blundell Hall in bad state of repair (Control Branch, Money Order, Parcel Post and Telegraph offices)

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

 

1895

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

 

None identified

 

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1895

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1894 to 31 Mar 1895

Gazette Supp 14 Nov 1895

 

12 Feb 1895

Railway mail service extended to Mo Bay

 

 

 

Offices now 123: Williamsfield, 2 Jun 1894; Guava Ridge, 19 Jun 1894; Walderston, 30 Jun 1894; Castleton, 6 Jul 1894; Lime Hall, 19 Jul 1894; Spring Hill, 1 Sep 1894; Rock River, 12 Dep 1894; Mocho, 14 Sep 1894; Negril, 20 Oct 1894; Mount Moriah, 10 Nov 1894; Deeside, 20 Nov 1894; Bensonton, 6 Dec 1894; Lawrence Tavern, 27 Dec 1894; Highgate, 15 Jan 1895

 

 

1 Oct 1894

Postal delivery in Kingston extended (see #79)

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

West India Mail Contract

Gazette 29 Aug 1895

Link

 

Handbook of Jamaica 1895

JHBK1895

 

 

History of the Post Office with current rate information, Offices and postmasters. Information supplements PO Annual Report.

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

 

1896

 

 

PO Notices

 

 

 

None identified

 

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1896

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1895 to 31 Mar 1896

Gazette Supp 11 Feb 1897

 

 

Plant Line steamers ran between Mo Bay and Tampa during the winter months

 

 

 

Pickford & Black service between Halifax , Cuba & Jamaica ceased.

 

 

 

Now 130 offices. New ones: Montpelier, 13 Aug 1895; Cambridge, 15 Aug 1895; Spaldings, 6 Sep 1895; Llandewey, 5 Feb 1896; Belvedere, 7 Feb 1896; Lambs River, 11 Mar 1896; Ipswich, 13 Mar 1896.

 

 

 

Pearce leave of absence 23 Oct to 23 Mar 1896. McBayne acting

 

 

 

SS Ailsa sunk 29 Feb at New York (#79) with mails. Some mail rescued with label added explaining.

 

Link

 

Handbook of Jamaica 1896

JHBK1896

 

 

History of the Post Office with current rate information, Offices and postmasters. Information supplements PO Annual Report.

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

 

1897

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

1897

Atlas Steam Co Schedule Around Jamaica

[Gazette 14 Jan 1897]

 

1897

Atlas Steam Co Schedule Around Jamaica

[Gazette 1 Jul 1897]

 

5 Jan 1897;

New Embossed Stamp Dies

[Gazette 7 Jan 1897]

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1897

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1896 to 31 Mar 1897

Gazette Supp 9 Dec 1897

 

 

Registration not delivered to premises (#24) have to be collected.

 

 

24 Aug 1896

Railway extended between Bog Walk & Port Antonio

 

 

 

Now 142 offices. New ones: Castleton, 13 Apr 1896; Enfield, 15 Apr 1896; Bowden, 13 May 1896; Runaway Bay, 1 Jul 1896; Guanaboa Vale, 17 Jul 1896; Bartons, 20 Jul 1896; Boroughbridge 7 Oct 1896; Bamboo, 9 Oct 1896; Troy, 14 Oct 1896; Harrywatch, 16 Oct 1896; Mountainside, 19 Oct 1896; Gregory Park, 2 Oct 1896.

 

 

 

PO at Richmond moved to Meek Spring near the Railway Station (but name of Richmond retained).

 

 

30 Oct 1896

New SLB see #97

97. Additional Street Letter Boxes have been established on 30th October 1896 at:

Torrington Bridge; Constabulary Station, South Camp Road; Fire Brigade Station, Browns Town;  HighHolborn and Laws Streets; Myrtle Bank Hotel; Regent Street and Spanish Town Road

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Jamaica Handbook 1897

Jamaica Handbook

 

 

History of the Posts of Jamaica

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

 

1898

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

 

None identified

 

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1898

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1897 to 31 Mar 1898

Gazette Supp 2 Feb 1899

 

1 Jan 1898

Official adhesives abandoned.

 

 

 

Now 160 offices. New ones: Riversdale, 13 May 1897; Troja, 15 May 1897; Clonmel, 18 May 1897; Albany, 20 May 1897; Skibo, 24 May 1897; Fellowship, 26 May 1897; Moore Town, 28 May 1897; Old England, 9 Jun 1897; Pepper, 11 Jun 1897; Myersville, 14 Jun 1897; Braes River, 16 Jun 1897; Springfield, 18 Jun 1897; Catadupa, 27 Jul 1897; Gibraltar, 6 Aug 1897; Watt Town, 9 Aug 1897; Rock Spring, 11 Aug 1897; Point, 25 Aug 1897; Hector's River, 25 Nov 1897.

 

 

 

Yellow fever epidemic caused closure of Shooter’s Hill PO 26 Nov 1897 to 7 Jan 1898. Business transferred to Williamsfield and Telegraphs to Kendal Railway Station.

 

 

 

York Castle PO closed for disciplinary reasons 22 Feb 1898 to 1 Mar 1898.

 

Link

 

Handbook of Jamaica 1898

JHBK1898

 

 

History of the Post Office with current rate information, Offices and postmasters. Information supplements PO Annual Report.

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

List of all PO employees

 

 

1899

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

24 May 1899

Postal rates (Empire Penny Post)

[Gazette 4 May 1899]

 

24 May 1899

Postal rates (Empire Penny Post)

[Gazette 11 May 1899]

 

24 May 1899

Postal rates (Empire Penny Post)

[Gleaner 8 May 1899]

 

July 1899

Stamp Law

[Gazette 13 Jul 1899]

 

1 Nov 1899

Parcel Post rates

[Gazette 5 Oct 1899]

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1899

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1898 to 31 Mar 1899

Gazette Supp 29 Mar 1900

 

 

Imperial Penny Post introduced 25 Dec 1898 in most colonies. However, Jamaica introduced only for Canada on this date. Fully joined scheme 24 May 1899

 

 

 

Offices reduced to 150: new office at Hartlands,1 Sep 1898.

Closures at: Copse, Lambs River, Harry Watch, Maidstone, Spaldings, Davis Town, Gibraltar, York Castle, Rock Spriing, Llandewey, Skibo.

 

 

 

Temporary closures at:

Jackson Town 23 Jul to 27 Oct 1898

Boroughbridge 29 Jul to 9 Nov 1898

Point Hill 12 Oct to 16 Dec 1898

 

 

 

Inland mail conveyance now by Public Works  Dept (#65)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Aug 1899

Stamp Law

 

Link

 

Handbook of Jamaica 1899

JHBK1899

 

 

History of the Post Office with current rate information, Offices and postmasters. Information supplements PO Annual Report.

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Town Post Masters no longer listed

 

 

1900

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

2 May 1900

Red Llandovery

[Gazette 3 May 1900/ Clerk]

 

1 Jun 1900

Parcel Post to Bermuda

[Gazette 31 May 1900]

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1900

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1899 to 31 Mar 1900

Gazette Supp 13 Dec 1900

 

1 Aug 1899

Post Offices now selling Impressed Revenue Stamps (#17) and

 

 

1 Nov 1899

also Judicial Stamps (#18)

 

 

1 Nov 1899

Postal Union Insurance Agreement (#31)

 

 

 

Sea mails details including UFC & Tweedie Trading Co

 

 

 

149 offices. Gregory Park closed 2 Dec 1899; Bensonton closed 27 Jan 1900 on disciplinary grounds; Little London closed 6 Jan to 31 Mar

 

Link

 

Handbook of Jamaica 1900

JHBK1900

 

 

History of the Post Office with current rate information, Offices and postmasters. Information supplements PO Annual Report. Lots of detail concerning mail collection / delivery.

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

 

Town Post Masters no longer listed

 

 

1901

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

1 Jan 1901

Elder-Dempster-West India Direct Line Sailing Schedule

[Gazette 1 Nov 1900]

 

19 Jan 1901

Imperial Direct Timetable, Bristol – Jamaica

[Gazette 3 Jan 1901]

 

1901

Public-Gardens Free-Mail

[Gazette 11 Apr 1901]

 

1 May 1901

SLB Destroyed, temp arrangements

[JGL 1 May 1901

 

25 Sep 1901

Black Llandovery

[Gazette, 26 Sep 1901 / Clerk]

 

3 Oct 1901

RMSP Correspondence re Service incl Trinidad

[Gazette 3 Oct 1901]

 

28 Nov 1901

RMSP Correspondence re Service incl Trinidad

[Gazette 28 Nov 1901]

 

 

 

 

Link

1 Apr 1901

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1900 to 31 Mar 1901

[Gazette Supp 5 Dec 1901]

 

 

Now 147 offices. Rock River closed 27 Nov 1900; Old England closed 8 May 1901; Constant Spring Hotel opened 2 Feb 1901 & closed 16 Apr 1901; Myrtle Bank Hotel opened 16 Jan 1901

 

 

 

Transferring to the Railway Stations District POs, the Station Master or Agent being also District Postmaster (#46).

Arrangements also made for placing posting boxes on the passenger trains and at the Railway Stations (#47).

 

 

 

 

 

Link

1 Apr 1901

Stamp Office Annual Report 1900-1901

[Gazette Supp 10 Oct 1901]

Link

8 Jun 1901

Stamp Duty Law

[Gazette 20 Jun 1901]

Link

 

Handbook of Jamaica 1901

Lots of detail concerning mail collection / delivery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Book

 

 

1902

 

 

PO Notices

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

Link

1 Apr 1902

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1901 to 31 Mar 1902

[Gazette Supp 8 Jan 1903]

 

 

Now 153 offices. New one at: Albert Town, 11 Feb 1902.

Reopened: Lamb’s River, 16 Aug 1901; Gregory Park, 29 Aug 1901; Rock River, 3 Sep 1901; Spaldings, 10 Feb 1902.

Constant Spring Hotel opened 9 Feb 1901 and closed 16 Apr 1901 (when hotel closed); reopened 19 Dec 1901.

Cold Spring name changed to Newcastle on 1 Mar 1902

[Gazette Supp 8 Jan 1903]

 

 

POs transferred to Railway stations: Albany, Anchovy, Gregory Park, Ipswich, Montpelier.

 

 

 

(#89). Burglaries at Chester Castle, Anchovy, Up-Park Camp. (#90) Military manoeuvers near Hayes, special arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

Link

Mar 1902

Stamp Duty Law

[Gazette 1 May 1902]

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1902

Jamaica Annual Report 1901-02

[Gazette Supp 12 Feb 1903]

 

 

Extract: Postal & Telegraph Services.

 

Link

31 Mar 1902

Stamp Office Annual Report 1901-02

[Gazette Supp 7 Aug 1902]

Link

 

Handbook of Jamaica 1902

JHBK1902

 

 

History of the Post Office with current rate information, Offices and postmasters. Information supplements PO Annual Report.

Lots of detail concerning mail collection / delivery.

 

 

 

Blue Book

 

 

1903

 

 

PO Notices

 

 

15 Apr 1903

KEVII Reply Post Cards

[Gazette, 16 Apr 1903]

 

16 Nov 1903

2½d and ½d Arms (Single)

[Gazette 19 Nov 1903 / Clerk]

 

Dec 1903

Postage Free to Dir of Public Gardens

[Gazette 3 Dec 1903]

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1903

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1902 to 31 Mar 1903

[Gazette 7 Jan 1904

 

 

Now 156 offices. New: Giddy Hall, 18 Mar 1903; Pedro Plains, 20 Mar 1903.

Enfield closed 28 Jul 1902 to 8 Jan 1903; Negril closed 9 Dec 1902 to 21 Jan 1903; Hartlands closed 19 Jan 1903; Crofts Hill closed 22 Jan 1903 to 27 Jan 1903; Maidstone (closed 28 Feb 1899) reopened 9 Feb 1903; St Margarets Bay transferred to Railway Station on 6 Jan 1903 (station agent taking over as Postmaster).(#48).

 

 

 

Montego Bay riot caused transfer of PO to Public Building ‘The Laundry’ 6 Feb 1903 (#49)

 

 

 

 

 

Link

Sep 1903

Stamp Duty Law 1903

[Gazette 24 Sep 1903]

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1903

Stamp Office Annual Report 1902-03

[Gazette Supp 16 Jul 1902]

Link

 

Handbook of Jamaica 1903

JHBK1903

 

 

History of the Post Office with current rate information, Offices and postmasters. Information supplements PO Annual Report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Book

 

 

1904

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

21 Jan 1904

Re-Use of Postage Stamps

[Gazette 21 Jan 1904]

 

24 Feb 1904

Issue of Arms 1d

[Gazette, 25 Feb. 1904]

 

1 Mar 1904

Issue of Arms 5d

[Gazette 3rd March 1904]

 

Oct 1904

Pratville Telegraph Office to be Closed

[Gazette 6 Oct 1904]

 

1 Oct 1904

British Postal Orders Available in Jamaica

[Gazette 6 Oct 1904]

 

Oct 1904

St Lucia & Turks & Caicos Joined Imperial Penny Postage

[Gazette 27 Oct 1904]

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1903 to 31 Mar 1904

[Gazette 8 Dec 1904]

 

 

New Postmaster AH Miles first report (Pearce retired after 38 yrs)

 

 

 

Includes retrospect of revenues & expenditure every 10 years from 1863

 

 

 

Now 159 offices.

PO reopened: Hartlands, 24 Apr 1903; :aughlands, 29 Aug 1903; Belvedere, 1 Sep 1903; Pepper, 5 Oct 1903; Harry Watch, 7 Sep 1903; Guanaboa Vale, 19 Oct 1903; Titchfield, 9 Jan 1904

 

 

11 Aug 1903

Hurricane had significant impact (#55, 56). Offices at Bowden, Manchioneal, Rio Bueno wrecked. Bowden & Port Morant merged.

 

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1904

Stamp Office Annual Report 1903-04

[Gazette 11 Aug 1904]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Book

 

 

1905

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

5 Jan 1905

Pratville (Manchester) Telegraph Office Closed

[Gazette 12 Jan 1905]

 

18 Jan 1905

Salt River Telegraph Office Closed

[Gazette 26 Jan 1905]

 

5 Oct 1905

Point Hill PO Temporary Closed

[Gazette 5 Oct 1905]

 

5 Oct 1905

Canadian Money Orders Turks Island

[Gazette 5 Oct 1905]

 

1 Dec 1905

Availability of Postal Orders & Impressed Stamps

[Gazette 30 Nov 1905]

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Stamp Duty Law

[Gazette 29 Junh 1905]

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1904 to 31 Mar 1905

[Gazette Supp 31 Mar 1906]

 

 

JB Lucie Smith now Postmaster 16 Jan

 

 

 

Temp closures of (#15): Braes River; Spaldings; Negril.

New office at Race Course.

Port Morant closed.

Plantain Garden River moved to Golden Grove.

No dates given.

 

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1905

Stamp Office Annual Report 1904-05

[Gazette Supp 9 Nov 1905]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Book

 

 

1906

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

1906

West India Direct Mail Timetable

[Gazette 5 Apr 1906]

 

29 Mar 1906

Stamp Duty Law Amendment

[Gazette 29 Mar 1906]

 

5 May 1906

Issue of Arms 5s

[Gazette, 10 May 1906]

 

7 May 1906

Issue of KE VII Post Card

[Gazette, 10 May 1906]

 

May 1906

Ship Letter Rates

[Gazette 31 May 1906]

 

July 1906

MacBayne Temporary PM for Jamaica

[Gazette 19 Jul 1906]

 

15 Sept 1906

Issue of Arms 1d

[Gazette. 20 Sep. 1906, p729]

 

8 Nov 1906

Issue of Arms ½d

[Gazette. 15 Nov., 1906]

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1906

Stamp Office Annual Report 1905-06

[Gazette Supp 6 Dec 1906]

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1905 to 31 Mar 1906

JGZ Supp 6 Dec 1906

 

 

Point Hill closed 28 Sep 1905 to 22 Nov 1905;

Toll Gate opened 16 Jan 1906;

Constant Spring PO moved to Lodge at entrance to hotel;

 

 

 

Letter box installed at Aston Gardner’s Store 5 May 1905

 

 

 

Postage to Australia, British New Guinea, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island reduced to 1d per ½oz on 26 Aug 1905.

 

 

 

1 Dec 1905, Postal Orders & embossed stamps sold at Circulation Branch of PO

 

 

 

RMSP contract ended but use continued connecting with Cunard at New York.

 

 

 

 

 

Link

18 Apr 1906

Jamaica Post Office Law of 1906

[National Archives CO 139/110]

 

 

Laws relating to Ship Letter handling

 

Link

 

Handbook of Jamaica 1906

JHBK1906

 

 

History of the Post Office with current rate information, Offices and postmasters. Information supplements PO Annual Report.

 

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1906

Blue Book 1905-06

[Gazette 5 Sep 1907]

 

 

Summary of PO report

 

 

1907

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

18 Jan 1907

Earthquake, Temporary Premises

[Gazette 18 Jan 1907]

 

Jan 1907

West India Mail Schedule

[Gazette 21 Feb 1907]

 

1 May 1907

Telegraph Clerks Hours of Work

[Gazette 2 May 1907]

 

28 May 1907

MacBayne Temporary PM for Jamaica

[Gazette 30 May 1907]

 

1 Oct 1907

Revised UPU Postage rates

[Gleaner, 18 Sep 1907]

 

31 Dec 1907

Hotel Titchfield PO Opened

[Gazette 9 Jan 1908]

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1906 to 31 Mar 1907

[Gazette Supp 19 Dec 1907]

 

 

Titchfield PO opened 18 Dec 1905, closed 24 Apr 1906, reopened 22 Dec 1906.

Hope PO at Matilda’s Corner, St Andrew, 8 May 1906; Bushy Park (Railway Station) 17 May 1906;

 

 

 

Earthquake report: Building damage and staff deaths.

 

 

 

 

 

Link

1 Apr 1907

Blue Book 1906–07

[Gazette Supp 28 May 1908]

 

 

Summary of PO report

 

 

1908

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

31 Dec 1907

Hotel Titchfield PO Opened

[Gazette 9 Jan 1908]

 

1908

Imperial Direct Line Sailings 1908

[Gazette 5 Mar 1908]

 

1 Oct 1908

Mail Ship Rules

[Gazette 1 Oct 1908]

 

1908

Cayman Provisional Issues Scandal

[Gazette 31 Dec 1908]

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1907 to 31 Mar 1908

[Gazette 10 Jun 1909]

 

1 Oct 1907

New overseas letter rates: Unit changed from ½oz to 1oz; UK & Empire 1d per oz; Other UPU 2½d 1st oz then 1½d per oz.

Inland unit also increased to 1oz.

 

 

 

New offices: Clifton, 7 Jun 1907; Ginger Hill, 6 Aug 1907; Cascade, 16 Aug 1907; Magotty, 19 Nov 1907; Hotel Titchfiled open 1 to 6 Apr 1907 and 31 Dec 1907 to 29 Apr 1908.

 

 

1 Mar 1907

House to house delivery commenced in lower St Andrew on bicycles from Up-Park Camp and Halfway Tree.

 

 

 

 

 

Link

28 Aug 1908

Jamaica Post Office Law of 1908

[National Archives CO 139/110]

 

 

Full definition of rules & regs with new postage rates.

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Blue Book

 

 

1909

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

1 Jan 1909

West India Mail Schedule

[Gazette 10 Dec 1908]

 

4 Mar 1909

Mail Ship Rules

[Gazette 4 Mar 1909]

 

16 Sep 1909

Printed Paper Regs

[16 Sep 1909]

 

15 Nov 1909

Issue of QV 6d MCA

[Gazette 18Nov 1909]

 

8 Dec 1909

Ellis Wolfe temp PM

[9 Dec 1909]

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1908 to 31 Mar 1909

[Gazette 2 Dec 1909]

 

 

New offices: Above Rocks, 4 Aug 1908; Kellits, 3 Sep 1908; Coleyville, 22 Sep 1908; Alderton, 11 Nov 1908; Belfield, 18 Nov 1908; Port Morant, 24 Apr 1908; Sandy Bay, 12 Jun 1908;

 

 

 

Flint River closed 12 Jun 1908 & reopened 24 Sep 1908.

Titchfield Hotel opened 28 Dec 1908 & closed 10 Apr 1909.

Cross Keys closed 30 Dec 1908 & reopened 11 Feb 1909.

Ginger Hill closed 1 Dec 1908.

Up-Park Camp moved to Cross Roads, 4 Jan 1909.

 

 

 

Monthly steam service to Cayman Islands discontinued 24 Apr 1909. Trading schooners again utilised.

 

 

 

Circulation Branch moved to lower floor of the Old Supreme Court, Sep 1908.

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Post Office Regulations

JGZ Supp 14 Jan 1909

 

 

District Postmasters & their assistants employment conditions and detailed (63 pages) rules of how a PO should be administered.

Soldiers’ & Seamen’s rates (#312)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Book

 

 

1910

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

1 Jan 1910

Imperial Direct Sailing Schedule

[Gazette 13 Jan 1910]

 

Mar 1910

PO Law Amendment - Underpayment

[Gleaner 24 Feb 1910]

 

18 Mar 1910

Issue of QV MCA 3d

[Gazette. 24, Mar 1910, p212]

 

5 May 1910

Lucie-Smith Leave of Absence (Ellis Wolfe stand-in

[Gazette 12 May 1910]

 

21 Sept 1910

Issue of KGV Head ½d, 4d, 1/ and 2/ adhesives

[Gazette. 6 Oct., 1910, p823]

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1909 to 31 Mar 1910

[Gazette Supp 15 Sep 1910)

 

 

New offices: Windward Road, 1 Apr 1909; Brainerd, 16 Apr 1909; Redwood, 25 May 1909; Windsor Castle, 19 Aug 1909.

 

 

15 Apr 1909

Riversdale PO, hitherto conducted by the Railway Station Agent moved to the residence of a new postamaster.

 

 

 

Hampstead closed 12 Aug 1909, reopened 12 Aug 1909.

Belvedere closed 31 Jan 1910, reopened 18 Feb 1910.

 

 

 

Myrtle Bank Hotel PO re-opened 26 Feb 1910 (when Hotel re-opened).

 

 

 

Titchfield Hotel destroyed  by fire, hence no PO this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Delivery system reorganised (#21, #22)

 

 

 

New collecting boxes: Franklin Town (at Police Station); Smith Village (corner Percy & Wellington streets); Woodford Park; Papine Corner (Car terminal)

 

 

 

New PO premises imminent in Public buildings King Street

 

 

 

 

 

Link

 

1910 Jamaica Post Office Law of 1910

[National Archives CO 139/111]

 

 

Includes schedule of postages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Book

 

 

1911

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

7 Feb 1911

Overembossing date stamp

[Gazette. 9 Feb. 1911, p98]

 

25 Jan 1911

Issue of KE VII 2d

[Gazette. 9 Feb. 1911, p98]

 

1 Apr 1911

Rhodesia introduce Imperial Penny Post

[Gazette 8 Jun 1911]

 

May 1911

Tenders for Canadian Mail Service

[Gazett 11 May 1911]

 

June 1911

Census Turks & Cayman

[Gazette Supp 14 Sep 1911]

 

14 Aug 1911

KGV Head 6d adhesive

[Gazette. 17 Aug., 1911, p752]

 

19 Sept 1911

KGV Head 4d adhesive

[Gleaner. 23 Sept 1911]

 

2 Dec 1911

Telegraph Forms 6d

[Gazette 30 Nov 1911]

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1910 to 31 Mar 1911

[Gazette Supp 28 Sep 1911]

 

 

Now 182 offices.

 

 

 

New offices: Long Bay, 18 Aug 1910; Latium, 18 Aug 1910; Crooked River, 24 Aug 1910.

 

 

 

POs removed from Railway Offices as agents unable to copew with workload: Montpelier, 20 Apr 1910; Cambridge, 14 Jun 1910; Albany, 27 Feb 1911.

 

 

 

Clifton renamed St. Peters on 31 Mar 1911.

 

 

24 Oct 1910

Post & Telegraph offices moved to new premises.

 

 

 

Letter box erected at corner of Duke & Hanover Streets

 

 

 

 

 

Link

31 Mar 1911

Blue Book

[Gazette Supp 7 Mar 1912]

 

1912

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

2 Mar 1912

3d Georgian

[Gleaner 6 Mar 1912 / Clerk]

 

29 July 1912

KGV Head 2d & 1s adhesive

[Gazette. 1 Aug., 1912, p846]

 

17 Aug 1912

KGV Head 2s & 5s Judicial

[Gazette. 29 Aug., 1912. p1022]

 

28 Aug 1912

British Postal Orders

[Gazette. 29 Aug., 1912. p1022]

 

3 Sep 1912

British Postal Orders 8s, 10s, 20s

[Gazette. 19 Sep 1912. p1135

 

2 Oct 1912

1d PostCard

[Gazette. 31 Oct, 1912 / Jamaica 1928, p176]

 

8 Nov 1912

KGV Head 6d adhesive

[Gazette, 14 Nov., 1912, p1361]

 

17 Dec 1912

KGV Head Booklet

[Gazette, 19 Dec 1912, p1468]

 

 

 

 

Link

 

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1911 to 31 Mar 1912

[Gazette Supp 12 Sep 1912]

 

 

Now 189 offices.

 

 

 

New offices: Harkers Hall, 3 Aug 1911; Carron Hall, 2 Aug 1911; Lodge, 19 Dec 1911; Bonny Gate, 20 Dec 1911; Mount Regale, 21 Dec 1911; Dallas Castle, 30 Dec 1911; Ginger Hill, 23 Jan 1912.

 

 

 

Laughlands closed 21 Jul to 23 Aug owing to the death of the Postmaster.

 

 

 

#19 Books containing penny stamps to value of 2s with adverts introduced. Myers, Nathan, Lyons, Jamaica Tobacco, Wessels, Winkler & Dr Scotland.

 

 

 

Foot post established Montego Bay to Montpellier and van services #40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Book

 

 

1913

Link

 

PO Notices

 

 

16 Jan 1913

Registration Envelopes

[Gazette, 23 Jan 1913 / Jamaica 1928, p182]

 

6 Feb 1913

KGV Head 2½d adhesive

[Gazette, 13 Feb 1913 p110]

 

2 Apr 1913

KGV Head 4d adhesive

[Gazette. 2/3Apr 1913, p300]

 

25 Jun 1913

KGV Head 3d paper colour

[Gazette. 3 Jul 1913, p614]

 

Aug 1913

Newspaper Post Regulations

[Gazette 18 Dec 1913]

Link

 

Post Office Annual Report, from Apr 1912 to 31 Mar 1913

[Gazette Supp 21 Aug 1913]

 

 

Now 197 offices.

 

 

 

New offices: Fyffe’s Pen, 17 Oct 1912; Smith’s Village, 31 Oct 1912; Islington, 6 Jun 1912; Swift River, 6 Jun 1912; Llandewey, 28 Jun 1912; Comfort Hall, 9 Oct 1912; Balcarres, 8 Jan 1913.

 

 

 

(#22) Papua joined imperial penny postage scheme, Dec 1912; Postage to New Hebrides reduced to 1d per oz.

 

 

10 Feb 1913

Registered envelopes with 3rd embossed stamps introduced, sold at 3½d

 

 

 

Letter box at corner of Port Royal St & Luke Lane removed.

Boxes added at corners of Prince4ss & Harbour; Princess & West St.

 

 

25 Sep 1912

Dallas Castle PO renamed Dallas

 

 

 

(#66) Mention of stamp vending machine at Kingston but infers being damaged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Book

 

 

1914

Link

 

PO Notices