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Destination Travel Guide for Visitors to Jamaica MORANT BAY

Saint Thomas is a very mountainous area located south of Portland, and east of Kingston/St. Andrew with an area of 742.8 square kilometres (286.8 sq mi).

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The highest elevation in St. Thomas peaks at 730 metres (2,394 ft) above sea level with the Blue Mountains forming the northern border of the parish.

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Saint Thomas was densely populated by the Taíno/Arawak when Christopher Columbus 1st “discovered” the island in 1494.

( Did we mention “densely populated”? As in, Here Before the “Discoverer”?? )

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Later, after evading the Spanish Conquistadors & waging war against the British Privateers & Redcoats – bands of Maroons (escaped African slaves) settled in the mountains of St. Thomas.

In the 18th century they joined forces with Maroons from Portland to form the Windward Maroons.

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The lighthouse was erected in 1841 by freed African slaves from Sierra Leone. It is the oldest lighthouse in the island & is listed as a historical monument.

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In 1865, Morant Bay was the site of the Morant Bay Rebellion, led by Jamaican national hero Paul Bogle (hanged for leading the uprising) in a very significant event in Jamaica’s struggle for freedom from colonial rule.

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In addition to its highlands, the parish also contains large wetlands areas along the coast between Morant Bay and Hector’s River.

Additionally, there are many cliffs, waterfalls, beaches and rivers – like the Plantain Garden River – the only one on the island to flow eastward!


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Jamaican Genealogical Information can be often incomplete as Official Registration of Births, Deaths, Baptismals & Marriages were originally kept & filed separately in each of Jamaica’s 14 parishes.

Additionally – Time, Nature & Acts of both God & Man have resulted in damage & loss to the Jamaican Family histories that do exist!

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  • The Parish (region) of their Birth, Death, Residence, Marriage or Baptism

  • The Approximate Dates of their Birth, Death & other Publicly-recorded Events

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  • Their Job, Trade or Occupation

Write down as much of the above-mentioned ancestral detail as you can – along with any other details that may be of help to Jamaican Government Researchers.

Older Relatives may have different memories or stories about your shared Jamaican Ancestor so record their versions of events, dates, schools, churches, family nicknames, alternative name spellings too – especially connections to another Jamaican Parish, Major Life Event or Property Sale / Purchase.

Military affiliations, ranks or passed-down stories can be of help too as there may be information on your ancestors contained in records on the old British West Indian Regiment or listings of Jamaican-born soldiers who fought with & for the British in both World War 1 & 2.


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Cities, Towns & Districts
in Morant Bay (St. Thomas)

Town or District City / Parish   –   Population (Approx.)   –   GPS Coordinates

Bath, Morant Bay / St. Thomas – 2,151 – 17.95°N 76.35°W
Easington, Morant Bay / St. Thomas – 2,378 – 17.92°N 76.60°W
Trinity Ville, Morant Bay / St. Thomas – 2,614 – 17.95°N 76.53°W
Dalvey, Morant Bay / St. Thomas – 2,742 – 17.90°N 76.25°W
Golden Grove, Morant Bay / St. Thomas – 2,761 – 17.93°N 76.27°W
Seaforth, Morant Bay / St. Thomas – 4,108 – 17.93°N 76.45°W
Yallahs, Morant Bay / St. Thomas – 6,902 – 17.87°N 76.57°W
Morant Bay, Morant Bay / St. Thomas – 9,602 – 17.87°N 76.39°W
Port Morant, Morant Bay / St. Thomas – N/a – 17°53’26.2″N 76°19’37.5″W
Airy Castle, Morant Bay / St. Thomas – N/A – 17°55’18.3″N 76°20’48.7″W
Hagley Gap, Morant Bay / St. Thomas – N/A – 18°01’01.1″N 76°37’08.3″W

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