The collection contains 24 series and comprises information on some administrative and corporate bodies. It also contains documents such as topographical maps, vital statistics and legal papers pertaining to land, population, slavery, corporate accounts (business) and government.
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The Manumission of Slaves registers contain certificates (deeds) of freedom for free people of “colour” (black or mixed-race). According to Jamaican law, “free people of colour” had to prove their freedom from slavery. This information was recorded in the ...