Grahamstown Journal 1870 - 2 - April to June
Monday 4 April 1870
DIED on the Farm Bushman’s River, district of Somerset East, on Thursday 31st March 1870, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Frederick Joseph GOWAR Sen (born WHEELER), after a brief illness, aged 48 years, leaving a husband, five children and two grandchildren, and a numerous circle of friends, to mourn her irreparable loss. Deceased was a daughter of a British Settler of 1820.
In the midst of life we are in death.
Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.
DIED at Cradock on the 30th March 1870, of bronchitis, Ethelwyn Marianne, beloved daughter of Robert John and Jane TAYLOR, aged six months and sixteen days.
Friday 8 April 1870
BIRTH at Alice, Victoria East, on the 1st instant, Mrs. A. DEVELING of a son.
Monday 11 April 1870
DIED at Assegai River, April 8th 1870, of Diphtheria, Binnetta Ann Ladlow PENNY, eldest and beloved daughter of William and Ann PENNY; aged 7 years 8 months and 5 days. The parents of the above tender their sincere and heartfelt thanks to Mr. and Mrs. S. HANCOCK, and other kind friends, for their very great kindness during this and a former recent heavy bereavement.
DIED at the residence of her son, the Rev N.H. SMIT, Beaufort-street, Grahamstown, on Sunday 10th April 1870, Francina Caroline, relict of the late Mr. M.J. SMIT, aged 81 years and 9 months. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.
Tuesday 19 April 1870
MARRIED on the 18th April at the Cathedral, Grahamstown, by the Very Rev the Dean, James PETERS Esq MD, Surgeon in the Royal Navy, of King Williamstown, British Kaffraria, to Alexina, daughter of Montague ARMSTRONG Esq.
MARRIED at Grahamstown April 18th, by the Rev J.M. Cotterill, Richard Aldworth STRETCH Esq, youngest son of R.A. STRETCH Esq, of Oudshorn, to Gesina Johanna BOLLEURS, youngest daughter of J. BOLLEURS Esq of Pearston.
DIED at Salem April 16 1870, of diphtheria, Susannah Eliza, only and beloved daughter of William and Ann PENNY, aged four years, nine months and one day.
DIED at Salem April 12th 1870, of bronchitis, James Paris, second son of James P and Margaret A FISHER, aged five years and eight months. The parents of the deceased tender their sincere and heartfelt thanks to their kind friends for their great attention in their sad bereavement.
Friday 22 April 1870
BIRTH on the 9th April at Smithfield, Orange Free State, the wife of Mr. Nathaniel HARVEY of a son.
Monday 25 April 1870
DIED at Birchwood Park on the 18th April 1870, Mr. William ROE, aged 76 years, 7 months and 18 days.
DIED in Grahamstown on Sunday 24th inst, Susannah Elizabeth, the beloved and eldest daughter of Charles and Ellen PENNY, of Wolf’s Crag, Southwell, aged 28 years.
The funeral will move from the residence of the father, Wolf’s Crag, at two o’clock on Tuesday the 26th inst. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.
Friday 29 April 1870
DIED at Salem, of Diphtheria, on the 24th April, Margaret A.S. FISHER, aged 3 years and 8 months.
Monday 2 May 1870
BIRTH at Prince Alfred’s Hotel, Kowie East, on the 24th instant, the wife of Captain SCHOE (Little Meek) of a son.
Friday 6 May 1870
DIED at Salem, of diphtheria, May 1st 1870, Philip P. FISHER, infant son of James and Margaret FISHER; aged 13 months and 10 days.
Monday 9 May 1870
DIED at the Wesleyan Mission House, King Williamstown, on the 4th inst, Annie Henrietta, the beloved daughter of the Rev John and Mary Ann WILSON, aged 9 years and 2 months.
Monday 16 May 1870
DIED in the Tambookie Location, near Glen Grey, on the 18th April 1870, Richard HUDSON Sen, aged 64 years and 11 months. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.
THE JUBILEE BALL
The Ball in connection with the Jubilee festivities will take place in the Albany Hall on Tuesday evening next, the 24th May (Queen’s Birthday).
Admittance by ticket.
Gentlemen 10s, to have the privilege of bringing two Ladies.
Tickets may be obtained of the members of the Ball Sub-Committee, as under, and at the Albany Hall on Tuesday until 5pm.
Messrs C.H. HUNTLEY C.C. and R.M.
John WALKER & E.P. SHINGLER (Hon. Secretaries)
Grahamstown, May 11th 1870
The Jubilee Committee hereby give notice that all the Stock and Produce contributed to the Jubilee Fund will be disposed of after the usual Market on Tuesday morning next, the 24th May.
Gentlemen who may have collected Stock or Produce in aid of the Jubilee Fund will greatly oblige by forwarding the contribution to the Treasurer, the Honourable Samuel CAWOOD, on or before Monday next, 23rd May; or, if preferable, dispose of them at the same date in their own divisions and remit the proceeds as early as possible.
Grahamstown, May 16 1870
The Jubilee Committee invite the attendance of all the Children of Grahamstown (European and Native) to meet at the Drosdy, at half past nine o’clock on Monday morning next, 23rd May, to take part in the Procession, and afterwards to share in the Plum Cakes provided by the Committee.
BRITISH SETTLERS’ JUBILEE
Mr. J.S. GARDNER has been duly authorised to receive Contributions in aid of the Jubilee Funds.
Friday 20 May 1870
BIRTH at Peddie on Friday the 13th May, Mrs. Holt OKES of a daughter.
DIED this morning, May 20th, at Fort England, James GODDARD, aged 89 years. Deceased was a native of Berkshire, and one of the Settlers of 1820, located in Major PIGOTT’s Party. He was a man beloved by his family, respected by the Clergy and neighbours, and valued by those who less intimately knew him.
The Funeral is fixed at two o’clock on Sunday, at the Cemetery Chapel, and all parties who are desirous to attend will accept this means of invitation.
Monday 23 May 1870
MARRIED at Commemoration Chapel, on May 19th, by the Rev W. Sargeant, Benjamin D’Urban GODLONTON, son of the Hon’ble Robert GODLONTON MLC, to Flora Adelaide GLANVILLE, eldest daughter of T.B. GLANVILLE Esq, Grahamstown. No cards.
Wednesday 25 May 1870
BIRTH at West-hill, Grahamstown, May 16th, Mrs. John ANDREWS of a son.
DIED at Grahamstown on the morning of the 25th May, Philip Henry, son of John and Harriett GRAINGER, after a brief illness of heart disease. Friends will please accept this notice.
Monday 30 May 1870
DIED May 21st 1870, at O’Grady’s Hotel, Carlisle Bridge, from the effects of an accident received on the road, William Carey HOBSON Senr, of Ebenezer, Graaff-Reinet; aged 65 years.
Friday 10 June 1870
BIRTH at Grahamstown on the 10th instant, the wife of Mr. H. CURRIE of a daughter.
MARRIED at Port Alfred on the 26th May, by the Rev Mr Laing, Cornelius COCK, second son of William COCK Esq, to Edith JAFFRAY, second daughter of the late Wm. JAFFRAY Esq.
DIED at the Ramakaban River, Central Africa, on the 21st February 1870, of fever, Mr. Joseph FRANCIS (formerly of Grahamstown) in the 51st year of his age.
Monday 13 June 1870
MARRIED at Reibeek on the 7th June by the Reverend the Dean of Grahamstown, at the residence of the bride’s father, William Bruce, eldest son of W.M. EDYE Esq, late Resident Magistrate and Civil Commissioner of Peddie, to Mahala Elizabeth Couch, second daughter of James PRAED Esq of Reibeek.
MARRIED on Monday 13th June, at West-hill Chapel, Grahamstown, by the Rev R. Lamplough, George William IMPEY to Lydia Roberts WOOD, youngest daughter of the Hon’ble Geo. WOOD. No cards,
DIED June 12th 1870, at the residence of Mr. John GARDNER, Charles PENNY Sen of Salem, one of the Settlers of 1820, aged 83 years and 9 months.
Funeral procession to start from the residence of J.P. FISHER of Salem at 12 o’clock on Wednesday the 15th. Friends are respectfully invited to the Funeral.
Friday 17 June 1870
DIED on the 12th June at his residence in Cradock, Mr. Edmund BRADFIELD, in his 74th year. Deceased was one of the Settlers of 1820. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.
DIED at Smithfield, Orange River, Free State, on Tuesday the 7th June 1870, Frances Mary Teresa, infant daughter of William and Margaret BRADSHAW; aged 2 months and 7 days.
DIED at Grahamstown on Thursday the 16th June 1870, Harriet GRAINGER, the beloved wife of Jno. GRAINGER, in the 46th year of her age.
Monday 20 June 1870
DIED at her residence in Market-square on Sunday night, 19th inst, Margaret Anne, relict of the late Mr. Percival FRAYME. The Funeral will take place tomorrow morning, to move from the residence at 8am.
Friday 24 June 1870
DIED at Oatlands on the 22nd June, of bronchitis, David CAWOOD, aged 6 years and 4 months, second and beloved son of David CAWOOD and Emma Frances GRADWELL.
Monday 27 June 1870
DIED on the 24th inst of Whooping Cough, Bertha Stacey RUSHBY, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. RUSHBY, aged 3 years 6 months and 11 days.
DIED on Sunday the 19th instant, at Cradock, Thomas Herbert Grey, only son of T. and S.A. HANN. Friends please accept this notice.
Wednesday 29 June 1870
DIED on the 28th instant, at his residence, Prince Alfred-street, Mr. William COMLEY, aged 76 years and 7 months. Deceased was one of the British Settlers of 1870.
DIED at the Farm “Slaai Kraal”, on the 28th June, Henry GRAY, aged 90 years 4 months and 22 days. Deceased was one of the British Settlers of 1820.
The Funeral will take place tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at half past 2; to move from No.4 Lawrence-street. Friends are respectfully requested to attend.
A. WILL, Undertaker.