Eastern Province Herald (later The Herald)

Eastern Province Herald 1848 - 2 - April to June

Saturday 1 April 1848

Married
In St.Mary’s Church, Port Elizabeth by the Rev. F. McCLELAND AB (Trinity College Dublin)
Mr. William Middleton AYERS to Miss Eliza DANCOCKS
Mr. Henry DAVIES to Miss Mary Ann GIBBON

Christenings
A son of Mr. Carel GRAAFF baptised Arnoldus Franciscus Johannes

Death
James ANDREW aged 55 years

Saturday 8 April 1848

We the undersigned to hereby give notice that we have this day dissolved partnership by mutual consent, all debts due to the firm to be paid to the second undersigned, all debts due by them to be paid by the same.
John LEACH
Robt. HARE Jun
Port Elizabeth April 1st 1848

COMMERCIAL INN
Commando Kraal
Sunday’s River
C.S. TAYLOR
In taking this opportunity of returning his best thanks to his numerous customers and to the public generally for the very liberal manner in which they have patronised him, begs to inform them, since he has opened the above Hotel, that he has considerably enlarged his premises, with entirely new stabling, and now has the power to render the traveller as comfortable as he could wish.
The Commercial Inn is about midway between the Drift and the Addo Bush, or about one mile and a quarter after crossing the river; to travellers from Port Elizabeth to Graham’s Town this forms a desirable distance for a resting place.
The Post Office is now kept here
NB Supplies for Travellers and Carriers always on hand

Married at Port Elizabeth by the Rev. A. ROBSON, Mr. Cradock PARKINS to Miss Elizabeth ADAMS

Saturday 6 May 1848

Commissariat
Compensation for loss of Wagons, Oxen &c
The undersigned persons are hereby informed that compensation has been awarded to them for losses sustained by them of wagons, oxen &c during the war with the Kafir tribes between the months of April 1846 and April 1847 which will be payable to them on the 3rd May next at this office.
ALISON, Samuel
ANNAN, J
BAGOT, B.
BARTLETT, William
BANKS, James
BERRY, Hermanus
BERRY, John
BERRY, Richard
BERRINGTON, Thomas
BIDDULPH, T.J.
BOTHA, Christopher J.
BOTHA, T.J.
BRADFIELD, Joseph
BRADFIELD, R.
BRENT, Thomas
BRENT, John
BRENT, Grace
CAWOOD, Joseph
CLAYTON, William
COCKROFT, William
COCKROFT, Thomas
COLEMAN, William
DOLD, James
DICKS, Benjamin
DUPREE, M.
ELLIOT, Sarah
ENSLIN, Haans
ERASMUS, M.
ESTMENT, William
ESTMENT, Uriah
FESGAN, P.
FILMER, Ebenezer
FILMER, John
FOXCROFT, John
GROSS, Michael
GRANT, William
GRUBB, Mrs.
HARVEY, Job
HAUPTFLEISCH, G.
HOOLE, A.W.
HOWARD, Susannah
KIRSTEN, Hendrick
LLOYD, William
LANGE, H.O.
McCARTH, James
MALAN, Stephanus
MARAIS, C.J.
MEYRING, Albert
McLUCKIE, C.W.
MITCHLEY, F.
MORRIS, W.
MOUNTFORD, William
MOUNTFORD, S.
MOUNTFORD, Thomas
MULLER, C.J.
PAYNE, Thomas
PALMER, George
PEEL, Thomas
POHL, F.W. & F.J.C.
POTGIETER, J.D.
PRESSLEY, J.
PRETORIUS, Andries
PRETORIUS, M.
RICHARD, G.
ROBEY, John
SHORT, Joseph
SLABBERT, G.J.
SMITH Gert J.J.
SWART, Cornelius
TARR, James
TARR, Thomas
TARR, William
VAN DER WAT, J.J.
VAN DYK, J.
VAN ROOYEN, E.
WIGGILL, Isaac
WOEST, Petrus Johannes
WYLD, Abraham
Persons not well known in Graham’s Town are requested to provide proof that they are entitled to receive the same claimed.
W. GREEN, Dep.Com.Gen
Commissariat Office, April 22 1848

Saturday 13 May 1848

Married at Glenthorn on the 13th current, by the Rev. J.F. CUMMING, Robert PRINGLE Esq, Eildon, to Isabella, second daughter of John PRINGLE Esq, Glenthorn.

PUBLIC SALE
Graaff-Reinet
The undersigned intending to close off their present business at this place will cause to be sold at public auction the whole of their present superior and well-selected stock of merchandise, on hand on the undermentioned days, viz:
Saturday the 20th
Saturday the 27th
All without reserve.
G.GOWER q.q. HART & CANSTATT
S.J. MEINTJES, Auctioneer

Christenings
In St.Mary’s Church, Port Elizabeth by the Rev. F. McCLELAND AB (Trinity College Dublin)
A son of Mr. R.J. HEYDENRYCH baptised Robert Charles

Saturday 20th May 1848

Married
In St.Mary’s Church, Port Elizabeth by the Rev. F. McCLELAND AB (Trinity College Dublin)
Mr. Joseph WILLIAMS to Miss Hannah OLIVIER
Mr. Thomas FRANCIS to Miss Jemima DAVIS

Deaths
Mr. J. MURRELL, aged 47 years

Saturday 3 June 1848

TO LET
The farm ‘Harte Beest Fontein’ situate about seven miles from Port Elizabeth, in extent 2,300 acres. For further particulars apply to W. PARKIN or
John MATTHEW
Port Elizabeth June 2nd 1848

Birth at Glenthorn on the 7th ultimo, Mrs. CUMMING of a son

Christenings
In St.Mary’s Church, Port Elizabeth by the Rev. F. McCLELAND AB (Trinity College Dublin)
A daughter of Mr. J.H. SMITH, Jacomina Handrina
A daughter of Mr. J. DAVIS, baptised Anna Maria

Married
[By Special License]
At Graaff-Reinet by the Rev. T. LONG, Col. Chaplain,
Mr.J.F. KEYTEL to Miss Anna Elizabeth HAMMES

Saturday 10 June 1848

It is our painful duty this week to record the death of J.W. VAN DER RIET Esq, late Civil Commissioner of Uitenhage. Deceased had long been subject to an asthmatic affection of the chest, and his constitution had been silently giving way before its wasting effects; but dissolution was by no means so speedily anticipated. The announcement of his death therefore on Sunday last came upon us like a thunderclap. It was so sudden that it could not at the moment be realised. Yet he was gone. The countenance which had so often beamed kindness and affection to all around had now put on its last expression. The spirit had fled; and to those left behind he was no more.
Here we record the death of Mr. VAN DER RIET as a public event. Although deceased had in consequence of the impaired state of his health for some time ceased to fill an official situation, yet he had during the many years of his public service gained such a position in the affections of the whole community that his removal was certain to be universally felt. On the day of its occurrence, therefore, a gloom spread over the whole town where he had so long discharged the duties of First Magistrate; and many in Port Elizabeth to whom, with every offering occasion, he had performed so readily many kindly offices, felt that that day they had lost an old and tried friend. To pay a last tribute of respect to him all these, on the following Tuesday, repaired to Uitenhage to join in procession with about three hundred inhabitants of that place, consisting of all the officials, the ministers of religion, the heads of families, the pupils of the several schools, and many of the coloured classes, who accompanied the remains of the deceased to the grave. Here a funeral address, founded on the text “Be ye also ready” was delivered in Dutch by the Rev. A. SMITH of the Dutch Reformed Church, in which he took very proper occasion briefly to recapitulate that portion of the life of the deceased which had been spent in Uitenhage; and to draw from reference to the many excellences and virtues which he had exemplified in his life and walk, matter of counsel and instruction to the numerous bystanders.
Here we do not mean to enter into an enumeration of his excellences. Others have undertaken that office. Suffice it on our part to say that in his public life he was integrity itself – in his private life benignity – while in the domestic relations itself which he had to sustain he was not merely the head but the heart from which all flowed forth, and in which all again centred. We may not intrude upon the privacy of domestic grief to realise and describe how great the loss which has been sustained here. All parties however deeply sympathise with the bereaved widow and family.

Christenings
In St.Mary’s Church, Port Elizabeth by the Rev. F. McCLELAND AB (Trinity College Dublin)
A son of Mr. John FROST baptised Phillip John

Saturday 17 June 1848

The undersigned are receiving ex ‘Amiga’
Superior Pale Sherry in Quarter Casks
“ “ Brandy in Bottle
Gin in Red Cases
Port in Wood and Bottle
Cranberries, Pickles, Sauces, Mustard
Anchovy and Bloater Paste
Blucher Boots, Farmers Cloakes
Guns, Tin Plates &c
THOMPSON, BLACK & Co.

Birth at Graaff-Reinet on the 5th inst, Mrs. P.L. LEEB of a daughter

Saturday 24 June 1848

Chas. GEARD
Ironmonger
Strand Street, Port Elizabeth
Has just received direct and has for sale:
Hand, Pit and Rip Saw Files; Horse and Shoe Rasps; Axes, Adzes, Rules, Braces and Bits, Chisels, Augurs, Saws, Gimlets, Paint Brushes, Glass Paper, Hooks and Hinges, Butts, Screws, Coffin Furniture, Sash Weights, Grindstones, Spades, Waggon Arms, Bolts, Rivets and Staples, Scythes, Vices, Hames, Pickaxes, double Bill Hooks, Blister Steel Rim; Till, Stock and Pad Locks; balance-handled Table Knives, Steel Suffers, Chain Dog Collars, Tea Pots, Bellows, Butcher Knives, Saucepans, Coffee Mills, Fry Pans, Rakes, Hoes, Guns, Bullet Moulds, Wolf Traps, Oven Doors &c.
Mrs. GEARD
Has also received direct by ‘Susan Crisp’ from the Manufactory, an assortment of the very latest shaped Tuscan and Straw Bonnets and Hats
PS Mourning, Wedding and other Bonnets made to order.

Christenings
In St.Mary’s Church, Port Elizabeth by the Rev. F. McCLELAND AB (Trinity College Dublin)
A son of Mr. John CORRY, William John
A son of Mr. John EASTES, Daniel William John
A son of Mr. ATTRE, James

Married
By the same,
John WILLIAMS, native of Barbadoes and Maria Catherine, native of Bengal

Deaths
Mary Ann EASTON, 38 years
James ATTRE, 9 days
Ann LANE, 48 years

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