Grahamstown Journal 1870 - 3 - July to September
Friday 1 July 1870
MARRIED on the 21st inst, (at the residence of the Bride’s father, Belmont, Albania) by the Rev James Scott, E.B. COOK Esq, late of Cradock, to Miss Emma WAYLAND, late of the district of Fort Beaufort.
DEATH OF MR. JOHN COMLEY [sic – should be William COMLEY]
The Jubilee year, so far, is memorable for the numerous cases of mortality amongst the British Settlers of 1820. To the names of Joseph WALKER, WEDDERBURN, GOLDING, GODDARD, FORBES, W.ROE, Carey HOBSON, E. BRADFIELD and C. PENNY, names familiar in the annals of the Albany Settlement, we have now to add that of John COMLEY, a man not better known by his long residence in this city than for his consistent piety, and for his active practical endeavours through a long course of years to do good to all around him. Mr. COMLEY came to this country with Major PIGOT, but was more generally known as a practical gardener and botanist. Scrupulously careful in his expenditure, he enjoyed for many of his last years a moderate competency, enjoying, as long as his strength would permit, the work of the Wesleyan Church as local preacher and class-leader. During the festivities of the Jubilee week he was apparently in the enjoyment of his usual health, and seemed to enter into the spirit of the occasion with great zest, which, however, had been very perceptibly declining for some time past. A few days ago these symptoms of extreme feebleness became alarming. Human aid was at hand, but it was unavailing, and the community have to deplore the death of a quiet, honest and useful citizen. Mr. COMLEY was the father-in-law of Mr. LOXTON, the active member for Queenstown.
Since writing the above we regret to hear of the death of Mr. GRAY, another of the Settlers of 1820.
Monday 4 July 1870
MARRIED on the 23rd June, by Special Licence, at Port Alfred, by the father of the bride, Benjamin Shaw BLAINE Esq, second son of Henry BLAINE Esq of London, and grandson of the Rev Wm. SHAW, to Augusta Louisa Ann, eldest daughter of the Rev C.R. LANGE.
Wednesday 6 July 1870
MARRIED in Commemoration Chapel on Wednesday July 6 by the father of the Bride, Alfred Jesse WOOD, son of the Hon’ble Geo. WOOD, to Miss H. GREEN, youngest daughter of the Rev G.H. GREEN of this city. No cards.
Friday 8 July 1870
BIRTH at Seymour, Stockenstrom, on Sunday the 3rd instant, Mrs. M.E. SMIT of a son.
Monday 11 July 1870
BIRTH at Grahamstown on the 10th instant, the wife of Mr. Charles J. ROBERTS of a son.
Monday 18 July 1870
BIRTH at Alexandria on the morning of the 13th July 1870, the wife of F.W.K. WYLDE Esq, F.A. and M. Police Force, of a son.
MARRIED on July 14 at Somerset East, by the father of the bride, John Thornhill COOK Esq, eldest son of the late Rev E. COOK, to Susanna S., eldest daughter of the Rev Geo. CHAPMAN.
DIED at Oatlands on the 15th inst, of Whooping Cough, Ida Emma, infant daughter of Henry and Elizabeth DIXON, aged 13 months and 5 days.
DIED at Grahamstown on Saturday 16th July 1870, of inflammation of the lungs, Emma Mary, the beloved wife of George James HILL of Salem (born HAYWARD). Aged 21 years 6 months and 7 days.
Friday 22 July 1870
DIED at Oatlands on the 12th inst, Edith Mabel, infant daughter of Andries and Maria Henrietta STOCKENSTROM.
Monday 1 August 1870
DIED of bronchitis on the 18th July, at the residence of Mr. James THOMAS, Stormberg, Erilda Isabel, only and beloved daughter of William BARRETT and Mary Elizabeth GRADWELL; aged one year and six months.
DIED at Grahamstown on the 28th inst, Harry Clement, infant son of Charles and S.A. WEBB. Aged 10 months and 7 days.
Wednesday 3 August 1870
BIRTH at Grahamstown on the 30th July, Mrs. J.D. THOMAS of a son.
BIRTH at Capetown on the 14th July 1870, the wife of Mr. James DALLAS, of Namaqualand, of a son.
MARRIED on the 2nd August, at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Grahamstown, Arthur Christian TAWKE Esq, Lieut. 32nd Light Infantry, eldest son of Arthur TAWKE Esq of the Lawn, Rochford, Essex, to Mary, third daughter of the Venerable Archdeacon MERRIMAN.
DIED on the 18th June 1870, at 75 Lansdowne Road, Notting Hill, London, of disease of the heart, Annie Harrietta, eldest daughter of Colonel Robert G. HAMILTON, Royal Engineers. Aged 22 years and 8 months.
Friday 5 August 1870
DIED in Grahamstown, Aug 2nd 1870, at the residence of Mr. S. OATES, Hester SARGEANT, sister of the late Mr. Wm. SARGEANT Sen. Aged 77 years. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.
Friday 12 August 1870
BIRTH at Oatlands on the 10th instant, the wife of Mr. Henry WOOD of a daughter.
BIRTH at Grahamstown on the 8th inst, the wife of J.G. CLOUGH of a son.
DIED at Grahamstown on the 10th inst, John Cope GRAINGER, second son of Mr. John GRAINGER of this city. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.
DIED at the residence of his son, Hilary Farm, Bushman’s River, Joseph THOMAS; aged 77 years. He came to this colony in 1820, with LOCK’s Party [sic – should be COCK]
DIED at Queenstown on the 6th August, George William, eldest son of the Rev William IMPEY, aged 28 years.
Monday 15 August 1870
BIRTH at Keiskamma, August 14 1870, the wife of Mr. R.J. WILLIAMS of a daughter.
Friday 19 August 1870
MARRIED at Russell Park, Upper Bushman’s River, by the Rev George Chapman, Wesleyan Minister, Louisa Jane, fourth daughter of Robert J. POTE Esq, of Hopewell, to Jonathan Caleb, youngest son of the late Benjamin RUDMAN Esq of Grass Ridge, Uitenhage. No cards.
DIED at Grahamstown on Tuesday the 16th August 1870, Sarah, the beloved wife of Thomas Francis KING; aged 60 years and 11 months. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.
DIED at Bathurst on the 12th August, Christiana PALMER. Aged 78years.
Monday 22 August 1870
MARRIED in the Wesleyan Chapel, Somerset East, on Monday 15th August, by the Rev G. Chapman, Samuel, fourth son of Mr. John WEBSTER, of Zuurberg, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. William WATSON, of Bracefield, Bushman’s River. No cards.
Wednesday 24 August 1870
DIED at Grahamstown on the 20th August 1870, Mr. James CARNEY, aged 79 years. Deceased was one of the British Settlers of 1820. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.
DIED at Jones Farm, Bathurst, on Monday morning, the 15th August, Cornelius, beloved son of Mr. James BANKS, aged 4 years 11 months and 15 days.
DIED at Grahamstown on the 20th instant, Mrs. Elizabeth KIGHTLEY, native of Wandsworth, Surrey, England; aged 78 years 5 months and 10 days.
DIED at his residence, Queen-street, Grahamstown, on the 15th August, Mr. R. MURRAY, aged 62 years.
Friday 26 August 1870
DIED at Burghersdorp on the 19th inst, John Harold, infant son of John and Sarah Ann HUMMING, aged 4 months and 16 days.
22nd August 1870.
Monday 29 August 1870
BIRTH at Clanwilliam on the 18th August 1870, Mrs. W.B. CHALMERS of a daughter.
DIED on the 28th August 1870, Hannah WOODLAND, aged 65 years and 7 months, leaving a family and large circle of friends to mourn their loss. “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.” Friends at a distance please accept this notice.
DIED on the 26th June at the Grammar School, Seven Oaks, Kent, Diana, wife of the Rev Christopher CROFTS, sister of Mr. J. LAWRANCE of this city.
Grahamstown, August 29 1870
Wednesday 31 August 1870
MARRIED at Salem on Thursday Aug 25, by the Rev T. Cresswell, George Richard, eldest son of Jos. GUSH Esq, M.L.A., to Ann, second daughter of Jer’h. LONG Esq of Eshcol, Bushman’s River. No cards.
Monday 5 September 1870
DIED at Alexandria, in child birth, the 2nd instant, Janet, the beloved wife of John Wm. CALLAGHAN.
Friday 9 September 1870
BIRTH on the 28th August at Phillipstown, the wife of W.A. RUSSELL of a daughter.
MARRIED at King Williamstown on Saturday 3rd September 1870, in Wesley Chapel, Cambridge Road, by the Rev Jno. Wilson, Ernulphus, youngest son of Mr. Leonard HEDDING, to Sarah Elizabeth Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. Charles KIDD, of King Williamstown.
King Williamstown, 6th September 1870.
Monday 19 September 1870
DIED at Lumber’s Post, Southwell, on the 8th September, Thomas ROBINSON, in the 66th year of his age.
Wednesday 28 September 1870
DIED on Tuesday night at his son’s residence, Hill-street, Mr. Thomas FRANCIS, aged 82 years and 6 months. The Funeral will take place tomorrow (Thursday) at 4pm. Friends are invited to attend.
Friday 30 September 1870
BIRTH at Trompetter’s Post, on the 20th Sept, the wife of Wm. MONTGOMERY, hotel-keeper, of a daughter.