Census of Jamaica
Abstract of the Whole: 23 September 1670
|St. Thomas’ Parish||14,825½||59||590|
|St. David’s Parish||11,946¾||80||960|
|St. Andrew’s Parish||29,199¾||194||1,552|
|St. Katherine’s Parish||68,590||158||2,370|
|St. John’s Parish||25,197¾||83||996|
|More: We calculate of Persons in the Towns of Port Royal
and St. Jago to be no less than, men, women and children
Note 1: We likewise calculate the Privateers, Hunters, Sloop, and Boatmen which ply this Island, and are not reckoned in any of the above Parishes, to be at least 2,500 lusty able men.
Note 2: The four Parishes on the North Side, vizt., St. George’s, St. Marie’s, St. Anne’s, and St. James, and the Leewardmost parish, St. Elizabeth, hath not been yet collected, as not worth it, by reason of its distance and new settlements, where we find about 20,000 acres patented, and calculate there cannot be less than 1,500 people
Sainsbury, W. Noel, ed., Calendar of State Papers, Colonial Series (Volume 7), America and West Indies, 1669-1674, Preserved in Her Majesty’s Public Record Office (Vaduz: Kraus Reprint Ltd., 1964) First Published London: HMSO, 1889. pp. 98-104.
More information about Jamaican history can be found in the books:
Documents of West Indian History: From the Spanish Discovery to the British Conquest of Jamaica
From Occupation to Independence: A Short History of the Peoples of the English-Speaking Caribbean Region