The Archives in St Helena
Baptism register from the 1680s until the mid-20th century
Marriage register from the 1680s until the mid-20th century.
Death records from the 1680s to the mid-20th century.
English state register:
Birth register in 1853 ?? 1898
Marriage Register in 1853 ?? 1936
Death records in 1853 ?? 1962
Register for later years are available via Essex House, Main Street, Jamestown, St Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean.
Arrival and departure date for ships described in the newspaper ?? St Helen Guradia, from 1852 to 1923, when a list of ship type and name, captain's name, route and shipping, was listed in this weekly magazine. Later published in the church newspaper in 1899 ??1942, Wirebird in 1955 ?? 1966, St Helens News in 1958 also news about the ship arrivals and departures.
During the period in 1673 ?? In 1836 there is a register in the Ostindiska Kompaniets own register books. But there are no reports in the archive in the years 1836 ?? 1852
Duties performed and leases: Reports available for years from 1682 ?? 1885
Maureen Steven, Government Archivist, The Castle, Jamestown, St Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean undertakes research for a fee depending on depth of investigation.
http://jcgrimshaw.blogspot.co.za/2011/05/ St Helena: Explorers, prisoners and visitors, maps, photographs and heritage. Records of a unique and special island.
A Prospect of James Fort on the Island of St. Hellena [sic]. London, Samuel Thornton, c. 1711. A view of the East India Company's fort on St Helena, the important stop on the route to the East Indies. Shown are the triangular fort, the crane used for unloading supplies and the Governor's garden. Published in Thornton's 'English Pilot.
Wathen, Plantation House and St. Paul's Church, 1812
Napoleon on St Helena. In May of 1814 Napoleon was exiled to Elba but not for long: he escaped the following February and entered
. Events followed swiftly. Within three months the Battle of Waterloo took place, Louis XVIII was restored to the throne and Napoleon was exiled to the Paris . He would remain there until his death in May 1821. island of St Helena