South African Newspaper Extracts

South Africa's first independent newspaper, started publication on the 7th January 1824 but was not published between 5 May 1824 and 31 Aug.1825, or between 10 March 1827 and 3 Oct 1828, periods when the paper was suppressed by order of the governor at the Cape.

Extracts from South African Commercial Advertiser, transcribed by Sue Mackay from copies at the National Archives, Kew, London, held in the archives of the Colonial Office under the following references: CO53/1 (1824-1829), CO53/2 (1830-1832), CO53/3 (1833-1835), CO53/4 (1836-1838), CO53/5 (1839-1840), CO53/6 (1841-43), CO53/7 (1844-1846), CO53/8 (1847-1849), CO53/9 (1850-51), CO53/10 (1852-1853), CO53/11 (1854-1855), CO53/12 (1856).

The Internet Archive has a condensed version of the first eighteen editions from January 4 to May 5 1824

Saturday 1 April 1837

FOR SALE
The undersigned offers for private sale his House, situate No.35 Rose-street, near the Scots Kirk.
F. LOGIER
31st March 1837

Wednesday 5 April 1837

BIRTH on the 16th March at the Residency, Saldanha Bay, Mrs. George MARSH of a son.

John BOWREN
Smith & Farrier &c
Begs leave to inform the inhabitants of Wynberg and vicinity that he has commenced business at Plumstead, Wynberg, and executes the various branches of Smithery, in House and Field Work, Mill-work, Lock-smith, Bell-hanging, Field and Garden Gates, Fences &c and trusts that by good workmanship, prompt attention and moderate charges he will receive the patronage of the public. All orders executed on the shortest notice.

Saturday 8 April 1837

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Thursday the 30th March 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Benjamin Travell PHILLIPS Esq, Captain Bengal cavalry, baptised Francis Howell D’Urban.
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Sunday 2nd April 1837 by the Rev. R.P. Brooke, officiating for the Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Lieut. William SAMPSON, of the late St.Helena Regiment, baptised Mary Ann.
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 3rd April 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. Donald CAMERON, baptised jacoba Lilly.
A daughter of Mr. William Sizer BARKER, baptised Emily Sarah Sizer.
A daughter of Mr. Richard Leadway O’BRIEN, baptised Mary Frances.

DEATHS
March 31st 1837: Mrs. Mary Belcher CHAMBERLIN, wife of Mr. Thomas CHAMBERLIN, aged 41 years and 8 months.
March 31: George, son of Mr. Benjamin POWELL, aged 6 years and 11 months.

On Tuesday the 11th inst will be sold by Public Auction the household furniture &c of John JACKSON Esq at the House of William SMUTS Esq, in the Gardens; consisting of handsome mahogany Dining Tables, Chairs, Chest of Drawers, Sofa, Book Case &c; Beds, Wash-hand Stands, a variety of Bed-room Furniture, Cooking Utensils; a Slipper Bath, Meat Safe, a variety of articles for Table use, and a handsome China-ware Bath.
A single Horse Phaeton, which has just been put in complete repair, and a remarkably quiet Phaeton Horse; perfectly sound, and accustomed either to ride or drive.
Also some Carpenter’s Tools and a Bench; Garden Tools &c.
Sale will commence at 10 o’clock precisely.
ELLIOTT BROTHERS, Auctioneers

Wednesday 12 April 1837

CHRISTENINGS
At Wynberg on Sunday 2nd April 1837 by the Rev Holt Okes DD:
A son of Andrena, Native of the Cape, baptised William Thomas.
A son of the same. Baptised James.
A son of the same, baptised George.
At Rondebosch on Thursday the 6th April 1837 by the Rev Richard Bethnel Boys AB:
A daughter of Thomas Campbell ROBERTSON Esq of the Hon. Company’s Bengal Service, baptised Amelia Louisa.
In the English Church Rondebosch on Sunday the 9th April 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Joseph STURGIS Esq, baptised Joseph Charles Pope.
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 10th April 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Mr. Robert INGLESBY, baptised John Henry.
A daughter of Mr. Thomas BOYLAN, baptised Charlotte Ortance.
A daughter of Etienne FIGARO, baptised Christiana.

Saturday 15 April 1837

DIED at Swellendam on Monday the 10th April, William, youngest child of the Rev William ROBERTSON, aged 13 months.

Wednesday 19 April 1837

Removed
Alexander MILLER, Tailor, Clothier and Hatter, from No.3 Hout-street to No.13 Heeregracht, opposite the Public Library.

Miss LAROCHE
No.3 Castle-street
Just arrived from Paris, respectfully informs the Public that it is her intention to give Instruction to Young Ladies in the French Language, at her Residence, No.3 Castle-street; and hopes by assiduous attention to the advancement of her Pupils to merit the approbation and esteem of the Ladies in general.
Cape Town, April 18th 1837

Saturday 22 April 1837

MARRIAGES
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 17th April 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Samuel Robert ELEY to Hendrika ANTONIZE.
In St.Andrew’s Church on Tuesday 18th April 1837 by the Rev Dr.Adamson:
Mr. William GROVES to Anne, widow of the late Alexander AITCHESON.

CHRISTENING
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Wednesday the 19th April 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Jonathan Duncan GLEIG Esq of the Madras Civil Service, baptised Mary Jane.

DEATHS
April 12th 1837: Elizabeth Sarah, daughter of Mr. Edward WOOLLWARD, aged 3 days.
Apr 13: John WILLIS, aged 35 years.
Apr 17: Frances, daughter of Mr. John DYASON, aged 1 year 3 months and 11 days.

DEATH
April 14 1837 at his Residence Gnadendal, Edward LEES Esq MD, aged ?1 years [first digit of age cut off in photograph]

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 19th April 1837
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Hester Maria AUCAMP, deceased wife of Isaac Gerhardus VISAGIE, of the Graaff-Reinet District, are required to take notice that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate at his Office, Graaff-Reinet, on Saturday the 3rd June next, at 11 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs of the deceased, in the place and stead of her subsequent deceased husband Isaac Gerhardus VISAGIE, the Testamentary Executor and Tutor.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 19th April 1837
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Anna Elizabeth MARAIS, widow of Albertus VAN JAARSVELD, late of Berg River, in the Stellenbosch District, deceased, are required to take notice that the said Anna Elizabeth MARAIS, widow of Albertus VAN JAARSVELD, died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Master of the Supreme Court in the Grand Jury Room, at the Public Buildings, Cape Town on Tuesday the 30th May next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see Letters of Administration granted to such Person or Persons as shall then be appointed by the said Master to be Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor Dative of the minor Heirs.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Master’s Office, 19th April 1837
EDICT
The Paternal and Maternal Relations of Hester Margaretha Susanna LE ROUX, Minor Child of Abraham Andries LE ROUX and his Spouse Hester Margaretha Susanna LE ROUX, both deceased, are required to take notice that a Meeting of the Paternal and Maternal Relations of the said Minor will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Worcester, on Saturday the 3rd June next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Tutor or Tutors Dative of the aforesaid Minor.

Wednesday 26 April 1837


MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 24th April 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. John TOAST to Miss Mary Wilhelmina HOPPER

CHRISTENINGS

In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 24th April 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. Samuel MOLLETT, baptised Sarah Helena.
A son of Mr. Isaac DACOSTA, baptised Isaac John.
A daughter of Mr. Johannes OVERMEYER, baptised Mary Ann Abigail.

DEATH
April 22nd 1837: Robert HOFFMAN, from the Bark Lowther, aged 16 years.

BIRTH on the 25th instant, at Cannon Terrace, Mrs. I. MANUEL of a son.

DIED on the 22nd April, after an illness of 14 years and 9 days, my beloved husband J.B. RYKHEER, aged 74 years 3 months and 26 days.
Widow S.M. RYKHEER, born NIEMAND

Saturday 29 April 1837

BIRTH on Thursday the 27th inst, Mrs. DOBIE of a daughter.
Cape Town, 28th April 1837

EDUCATION
Uitenhage, December 23rd 1836
Sir, Knowing you to be laudably anxious about the state of Education among us, I beg to state in reply to your Queries that the “Uitenhage Colored School” was originally instituted for the Children of the Slave Population; but as very few attended, no School-room or teaching apparatus was provided; it was held three forenoons weekly – but for the last 7 or 8 years all colored Children have been admitted, which has increased the numbers more than five-fold; but the same unfurnished, unhealthy hovel is the only School-room yet provided.
When His Excellency Sir Benjamin D’URBAN was here, about a year ago, he directed that instruction should be given every day in the forenoon; and to meet the increasing desire for instruction, the Teacher keeps School in the afternoon at his own charge, so that at present the advantage of constant schooling is provided. During the year applications for white Children to be admitted have been frequent, there are about twenty of them have been incorporated with the others, which is found to be a beneficial arrangement in facilitating their acquiring the English language.
The system of teaching is the Lancasterian, a little modified to suit local circumstances; and the subjoined classification is in accordance with that manual of tuition.
The local School Commission held their half-yearly Examination on the 19th inst, and expressed their approbation with the state and progress of the Scholars – there were 105 present – about a dozen small Prizes were distributed to the lower classes; but the following five being further advanced, received Prizes of more value – the entire absence of Funds, however, render this mode of encouragement seldom practicable.
Hans ZWARTLAND for Reading
David JACOBS, best specimen of Small hand-writing
Amelia RUSSEL, Translation
Eliz. HYMAN, Arithmetic, Rule of Three
Senna ADONIS, ditto, Multiplication
The common daily attendance at this School is from 90 to 100, about one half of whom can read the Testament or the Bible, and are daily exercised at translating a portion of the same. The same number also write on paper, and the remainder write on slates: Writing being taught at the same time as Reading, of course every Child in the School knows something of Writing.
The Rule of Three, in Arithmetic, is the highest point any have yet attained; but many leave before that being acquired, to be wholly or partially of any service. The following tabular view shews our number and state, with which I conclude and remain Sir
Your very obedient servant
C. HYMAN
[regretfully table not photographed]

Wednesday 3 May 1837

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 1st May 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. George WATSON, widower, to Mrs. Christina PUCKEY, widow.

CHRISTENING
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 1st May 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Mr. James PERRING, baptised Charles Campbell.

DEATHS
April 15 1837: Edmund McDONALD, aged 13 years.
Died, at Woolwich, William John HOATH Esq, late of the 21st Lt Dragoons, and for many years a Resident in this Colony.

Departed this Life at the House of the Undersigned, on Monday morning the 24th instant, Mr. John FOLEY, aged 70 years, much regretted by friends and acquaintances.
D. BEGLEY
Cape Town, May 3rd 1837

Wednesday 10 May 1837

MARRIAGES
In the English Church, Simon’s Town on Monday 1st May 1837 by the Rev Henry Frazer AB, Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. John FRIESLAAR to Anna Janetta VAN DER HOEVEN
On Tuesday by ditto:
Bombadier Wm. SHEPHERD, Royal Artillery, to Maria, eldest daughter of Mr. R. NORMAN, Postmaster of Simon’s Town.
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 8th May 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. James ROSS, widower, to Elizabeth Margaretha Lydia CESAR.

CHRISTENINGS
In the English Church, Rondebosch on Sunday the 7th May 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. James Henry BEMIESTER, baptised Louisa Elizabeth.
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 8th May 1837 by ditto:
A daughter of Mr. William PRESTWICH, baptised Grace.
A son of Mr. Francis Russell BRETT, baptised James Russell.
A daughter of Mr. Charles Anderson DONALD, baptised Amy Georgina.

DEATHS
April 29: Major Robert Scott AITCHISON, of the Cape Mounted Rifles, aged 47 years.
May 3rd 1837: William Alfred, son of Mr. Daniel McGILL, aged 3 months and 8 days.

7 Keizersgracht.
J. DYASON has opened a small but select variety of Ladies’ Silk and Satinette Cloaks. Trimmed with Velvet, the latest Fashions in the Colony; also very fine French and English Merinos, Winter Grass Cloth Handkerchiefs, figured and plain China Silk Handkerchiefs; an assortment of Shawls, viz. Thibet, Crape, Cachmere, Angola &c; a few lengths of Abbeville Plaid, quite a new Article for Ladies’ Winter Dresses, and warranted to wash, at 2s the ell. Dining Table Covers, 18, 20 24½; a neat assortment of Gentlemen’s superior Dog-skin Driving Gloves, and 4 lengths of very superior French Cambric [ex] Childe Harold.
May 9th 1837.

DIED on the 6th May, Mrs. H. CURREY, wife of W. CURREY, born at Cheddar, Somersetshire, aged 42 years, leaving a husband and 7 children to deplore their loss.

Wednesday 17 May 1837

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 9th May 1837
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Christoffel Bernardus ENSLIN, late of the District of Somerset, deceased, are required to take notice that the said Christoffel Bernardus ENSLIN died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and surviving Widow Jacoba Susanna Johanna Petronella COETZER, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Somerset, on Friday the 23rd June next, at 11 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see some Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 9th May 1837
EDICT
The Paternal and Maternal Relations of George MORRISON, son of Murdoch MORRISON and of Spasie, minor legatees under the last will of the late George BECKER, are required to take notice that a Meeting of the Paternal and Maternal Relations of the said Minors will be held before the Master of the Supreme Court in the Grand Jury Room, at the Public Buildings, Cape Town on Tuesday the 20th June next, at ten o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see Letters of Confirmation granted to such Person or Persons as shall then be appointed by the said Master to be Curator or Curators Dative of the said Minors, in respect of the property devolving on them from the Estate of the said George BECKER, deceased, in the place and stead of Hendrik Albert LUNING, The Testamentary Administrator of the said Property.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Cigars
T. LAWTON
Tobacco and Snuff Manufacturer
No.53 Longmarket-street
Respectfully announces to his friend and the public that he has removed his Branch Establishment from No.32 Plein-street to No.53 Longmarket-street, and has on sale prima Havannah, Manille, Van Zandyk and a great variety of other cigars; also Returns, Canaster, Negrohead, fine American Twist and English Cut Tobacco; English, Irish and Cape Snuffs.
NB A few copies of Graham’s Domestic Medicine.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 15th May 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Mr. Isaac MANUEL, baptised Robert Byron.
A son of Mr. N.W. MEYER, baptised Nicholas Wollessen.
A daughter of Mr. J.D. JACKSON, baptised Jessie Mary.
A son of Mr. Louis Petrus CAUVIN, baptised Louis Joseph.
A daughter of Mr. Charles HIND, baptised Esther Amelia.
A daughter of Mr. John HOUSTON, baptised Ann.
A daughter of Mr. Thomas SHUKER, baptised Mary Ann.
A son of Mr. James ROSS, baptised George Charles.

DEATHS
May 9th 1837: Henry HASLAM, aged 29 years.
May 11: James JOHNSTONE, seaman, aged 26 years.

P.C. DANIEL
Watchmaker and Jeweller
No.5 Keizersgracht, Corner of Grave-street
Begs to inform his friends and the public that the strictest attention is paid to all Articles in the above Line entrusted to his care, either in being made or repaired. He also begs to state that in addition to his former Stock, he has received by the Madras from London a very handsome investment, consisting of fine Gold Earrings, Brooches; Diamond, Pearl and Enamel Rings, Lockets, Crosses, Studs, Gentlemen’s Gold and Silver Guard Chains, Gold and Silver Patent Pencils, and a variety of other Articles, all of the latest fashion and very best quality.

Saturday 20 May 1837

Day School for Young Ladies
Mrs. Bertha BRINK begs leave to announce to the public that she has opened a day School for the instruction of young Ladies in all kinds of Needlework, at 56 Dorp-street, near Dr. Louis LIESCHING’s. Mrs. B begs to state that she is perfectly acquainted, not only with all the branches of Needlework, useful and ornamental, which are in vogue here, but will likewise instruct in several other species of artful and ornamental work of that kind, which, though much admired and in fashion on Continental Europe, she has not as yet found to be known here.
Mrs. B hopes through an assiduous attention to the instruction of the children entrusted to her charge, and more especially through a constant and anxious regard to their morals and manners, to obtain a share of public patronage.
Hours of attendance from 9 to 12, and from 2 to 5.
Terms: 4 Rds per month.

Wednesday 24 May 1837

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 22nd May 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. George WELCH to Miss Johanna Maria REEDER

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 22nd May 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain
A son of Ewan CHRISTIAN Esq, baptised Edward Okes.
A daughter of the late Mr. Johannes Gregorius BAM, baptised Johanna Elizabeth Sophia.
A son of Mr. Thomas VENN, baptised John.

DEATH
May 17the 1837: Joseph Charles Pope, son of Joseph STURGIS Esq, aged 5 months.

Wednesday 31 May 1837

FIRE AT WYNBERG
On Friday morning last, before day-break, the Inhabitants of Wynberg were alarmed by the rapid approach of fire; which, having been communicated to the bushes near Protea, was conveyed by a strong South-westerly wind to the adjoining woods in the rear of Mr. STEUART’s, Col. ROGERS’, Mr. HAMILTON’s and Mr. VAN OUDTSHOORN’s Premises, all of which were in imminent danger; but the progress of the flames was happily checked in this direction about 6 o’clock, by the exertions of the inhabitants and their neighbours. The fire soon after took the direction of Mr. DREYER’s house, some of the outbuildings of which were, we understand, several times on fire; but the flames were fortunately extinguished before any serious injury was sustained by the buildings.
A party of HM 27th Regt arrived from Cape Town about 7 o’clock, and afforded most valuable assistance in arresting the progress of the conflagration, which at one time threatened to destroy a large portion of the village.

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 29th May 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. Robert Thompson ROBERTSON to Miss Mary FAULKNER

CHRISTENING
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 29th May 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. John HIGGS, baptised Sarah.

DEATH
May 25th 1837: Mr. Francis STANLEY, aged 61 years.

Saturday 3 June 1837

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 31st May 1837
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Martha Margaretha BESTBIER, deceased Spouse of Hermanus DE GOEDE; and Beatrix Hendrina RUST, deceased Spouse of Edward Albertus BOCKLE, both of Zwartland, in the District of Stellenbosch, are required to take notice that the said Martha Margaretha BESTBIER and Beatrix Hendrina RUST died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Master of the Supreme Court in the Grand Jury Room, at the Public Buildings, Cape Town on Tuesday 11th July next, at ten o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see Letters of Administration granted to such Person or Persons as shall then be appointed by the said Master to be Executor or Executors Dative to the Estates of such deceased Persons as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 31st May 1837
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Petrus Cornelis VERMEULEN, late of Winterveld in the District of Coleberg, deceased, are required to take notice that the said Petrus Cornelis VERMEULEN died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and surviving Widow Hendrina Johanna MARAIS, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Colesberg, on Tuesday the 11th July next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see some Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 31st May 1837
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Johanna Christina GOTSCHALK, widow of Paul OPPEL, late of Cape Town, deceased, are required to take notice that the said Johanna Christina GOTSCHALK, widow of Paul OPPEL, died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Master of the Supreme Court in the Grand Jury Room, at the Public Buildings, Cape Town on Tuesday 11th July next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see Letters of Administration granted to such Person or Persons as shall then be appointed by the said Master to be Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased Person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Wednesday 7 June 1837

NOTICE OF REMOVAL
Mrs. SLOMAN, Linen Draper, Haberdasher and Milliner, respectfully announces to her friends and the public that she has removed her Shop and Establishment from No.12 Longmarket-street to No.24 Heeregracht, opposite George’s Hotel; in so doing, Mrs. S cannot refrain from publicly expressing her thanks for the kind and liberal patronage hitherto afforded her, and confidently trusts in an increased continuance of the same; pledging herself the Articles she will have the honor of submitting, shall be such as to merit the approbation and well known taste of this Metropolis.
Mrs. SLOMAN begs leave to state she has added to her Stock per late Arrivals, a few rich figured Irish Poplins, rich figured and plain Satins; plain, figured and checked Gros-de-Naples and Luststrings, Blond Gauze Dresses and Sleeves, Tulle and Blond Edgings and Falls, a few rich Shawls, Ladies’ and Children’s Silk and Satin Bonnets, Dress and Morning Caps, and Head Dresses, Brides and Ruffs, embroidered Collars and Capes, Artificial Flowers, Children’s Kerseymere and Merino Dresses; Baby Linen in great variety; French and English Merinos; Ribbons, Shoes, Gloves &C
3rd June 1837

Saturday 10 June 1837

MARRIED at George on the 28th May, Thomas J. MELVILLE Esq to Eliza Jane, second daughter of the late Captain Walter HARDING

M.E. HURLY respectfully announces to the Inhabitants of Cape Town and its Vicinity that he has commenced Business in the House, No.13 St.George’s-street, (formerly occupied by Mr. WILLIAMS) as a Hosier, Haberdasher, Silk Mercer, Milliner and Dress-maker, with a well assorted and useful Stock in the above Line, which he trusts, upon inspection, will merit a share of their patronage.
Mrs. HURLY, from her experience in London as a Milliner and Dress-maker, hopes to afford Ladies favouring her with their patronage, every satisfaction.
M.E. HURLY also has convenient Apartments to Let (which he has no objection to furnish, if required); they are well adapted for a private or professional Gentleman, or as a Merchant’s Counting-house.

Wednesday 14 June 1837

CHRISTENING
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 12th June 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Thomas Wilkinson ELLIOTT Esq, baptised Charles Forbes McKenzie.

Saturday 17 June 1837

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 13th June 1837
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of James CAHILL, Barrack Sergeant, late of Cape Town, deceased, are required to take notice that the said James CAHILL died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and surviving Widow, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Master of the Supreme Court in the Grand Jury Room, at the Public Buildings, Cape Town on Tuesday the 25th July next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see Letters of Administration granted to such Person or Persons as shall then be appointed by the said Master to be Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased Person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Wednesday 21 June 1837

CHRISTENING
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 19th June 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Mr. John ROSS, baptised Robert Irwin.

DEATHS
May 3rd 1837: At sea, Miss Catherine Letitia BRERETON, aged 11 years.
June 15th: Thomas HARVEY, aged 58 years.

Wednesday 28 June 1837

CHRISTENING
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 26th June 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Mr. Peter TONKIN, baptised Christopher Robert.
A daughter of Mr. Samuel RANDALL, baptised Emily Margaret.
A son of Charles BUSH, baptised Charles.

DEATH
June 21st 1837: Mr. William ROBERTS, aged 37 years 5 months and 27 days.

Saturday 1 July 1837

DEATH at the age of 33, Mrs. Catherine Mary Ann, the wife of Mr. John YOUNGER, Surgeon &c at Uitenhage, after a short illness.
22nd June 1837

CONSUMPTION CURED BY DR. BRANDRETH’S CELEBRATED VEGETABLE PILLS
“Birmingham, May 2nd 1836
Sir, My daughter has been in a very declining state for the last twelve months, and was pronounced in a consumption by her medical attendant, who stated that she could not last through another spring; as he gave me no hopes of her life, and being advised by a friend, who had received great benefit from the use of your Pills when declared in a consumption, I determined to give them a trial, and am now happy beyond measure to state this fact to you, that upon commencing with two or three and sometimes four every night, her sleep, after a few nights, returned to her, and about a month after taking the Pills regularly her cough gradually got better, her appetite returned, and she is now quite well. You are at liberty to make any use you please of this letter, and my only wish is that all persons consumptively inclined would give your Pills that trial I am so convinced they deserve.
I am Sir you very obedient and obliged servant
Geo. HAMDEN”
An immense number of cures and testimonials in favour of these Pills may be seen at any of the Agents.
In consequence of the most unparalleled success, and the wonderfully increasing sale of Brandreth’s Vegetable Pills, his Majesty’s Honourable Commission of Stamps have allowed the Proprietor (by express permission) to have his name on the Government label; and the Public will observe that none are genuine unless “Geo. HODGKINSON, Aldersgate-street” is engraved on the stamp, to counterfeit which is felony.
To be had of every respectable Medicine Vendor.

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 27th June 1837
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Willem Meintjes VAN DEN BERG Sen, late of Cradock, deceased, are required to take notice that the said Willem Meintjes VAN DEN BERG Sen. died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Cradock, on Tuesday the 8th August next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see some Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 27th June 1837
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Hester Anthoinetta VAN STADEN, deceased wife of Ignatius Wilhelmus FERREIRA, and of Anna Maria STRYDOM, deceased wife of Stephanus GOUWS Sen, of the Uitenhage District, are required to take notice that the said Hester Anthoinetta VAN STADEN, deceased wife of Ignatius Wilhelmus FERREIRA, died without having appointed any Person to be her Executor; and that the said Anna Maria STRYDOM, deceased wife of Stephanus GOUWS Sen, died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the deceased, and surviving Husbands, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Uitenhage, on Tuesday the 8th August next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see some Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased persons as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

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Saturday 7 January 1837

ABSCONDED from Wynberg on the 28th Nov last, Daniel, an Apprentice of the Undersigned, lately working as a Mason. He is about 5 feet 7 inches high, 35 years old, has a defect in one of his eyes, is a Malay, copper coloured, was dressed in a Red Cap and Duffle Jacket, he was formerly a Slave of Mr. MAYNIER, Capt.HARE and Benj. STONE. He is supposed to have hired himself as a Free Boy. Any person apprehending him or giving information where he is to be found will be rewarded. Persons employing him will be prosecuted.
Wynberg, Jan 5 1837
J.M. MAYNARD

Wednesday 11 January 1837

MARRIED at St.Helena 15th Nov 1836, Edward GULLIVER Esq RN to Caroline, eldest daughter of T. BAKER Esq of the Island.

MARRIED at St.Helena on the 17th October 1836, John Francis Glencairn CAMPBELL Esq, Captain in His Majesty’s 91st Regiment, to Catherine Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Captain Charles C. ALEXANDER, Royal Engineers.

BIRTH on the 4th inst, the lady of Colonel W.H. KEMM of a son.
Cape Town, 10th Jan 1837

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church cape Town on Wednesday the 4th January by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
An adult person, Native of the Cape, baptised Engela Martha, whose surname is ONGER.
A daughter and a son of Pamela, Native of the Cape, baptised Elizabeth Rebecca and Charles William, surname HALTENBACHS.

Saturday 14 January 1837

REMOVAL
J. POWRIE
Boot and Shoe Manufacturer
Late of No.5 St.George’s-street, has removed to the house lately occupied by Mr. HAYWARD, No.6 Market=square.

BIRTH at Cape Town on Wednesday the 11th January, the lady of Walter HARDING Esq of a daughter.

Wednesday 18 January 1837

Mr. Wm. PORTEOUS, Dentist, begs to announce to the Public of Cape Town that he may be consulted in all cases incidental to the Profession, at his Residence, No.31 Heeregracht.
Teeth extracted. Natural and Artificial Teeth fixed from one to a complete set, on the most improved principle.
6th January 1837.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 16th January by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Two sons of Mr. Thomas GRIMES, baptised John Dyball and Charles.
A son of Mr. William Edward SCOTT Jun, baptised Phillip Johan Joseph.
A son of Mr. John TOWNSEND, baptised George Seaborn.
A son of Mr. George HOLLOWAY, baptised George John.
A daughter of Mr. John MARTIN, baptised Elizabeth.

DEATH
Jan 14: John William, son of Captain TAYT of the Brig Galatea, aged 16 years and 4 months.

Saturday 21 January 1837

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 17th January 1837
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Hercules Jacobus VISSER, late of the Place “Winterhoek”, in the Field-Cornetcy of “Upper Zekoe River” in the District of Graaff-Reinet, deceased, are required to take notice that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Graaff-Reinet, on Tuesday the 28th February next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see some Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed to be Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the Minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 17th January 1837
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of William PLACKETT, late of Port Elizabeth, deceased, are required to take notice that the said William PLACKETT died without appointing any Person to be his Executor, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the deceased, and surviving Widow Susanna Johanna KNOUTS, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Uitenhage, on Tuesday the 28th February next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see some Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed to be Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the Minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

BIRTH at Cannon Terrace on the 17th inst, Mrs. Harrison WATSON of a daughter.

DIED at the Paarl on the 16th inst, after a short illness, my beloved child Heneriette [sic] Esther PAGE, daughter of the late Daniel PAGE Esq, aged ten months, of which painful loss I hereby give notice to relatives and friends.
Ann PAGE, born TRUTER
Cape Town, 20th January 1837.

DIED on Tuesday 20th December 1836, at Theopolis, the wife of the Rev. G. BARKER, Resident Missionary at that Institution. On the preceding evening Mrs. B retired to rest in perfect health, but was seized shortly afterwards by alarming illness, which terminated in premature labour and, before Medical Assistance could be procured, or Mr. B, who was in town, could reach his home, in the death of both child and mother. It is a tribute most justly due to the deceased to say that she was eminently suited to the station in which Providence had placed her; and that her death is felt as a severe calamity, not only by her bereaved partner and her numerous children, of whom eight survive her, but also by the inhabitants of the Village, to whom, by her active benevolence and affectionate sympathy, she had greatly endeared herself.

Wednesday 25 January 1837

MARRIAGES
In St.George’s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 23rd January by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. Leonard WICKS to Miss Charlotte CORNELISSEN.
Mr. John Seldon BATE to Mrs. Elizabeth ANDERSON, Widow.

CHRISTENING
In St.George’s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 23rd January by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. John KITCH, baptised Mary Emma.

DEATHS
Jan 18: Henrietta Esther, daughter of the late Mr. Daniel PAGE, aged 10 months.
Jan 19: Mr. David ODDY.
Jan 22: Elizabeth SIMMONS, aged 32 years and 4 months.

Wednesday 1 February 1837

DIED on Saturday morning, the 28th inst, at a quarter past 2 o’clock, Mr. Michael WOODLOCK, aged 62 years, greatly regretted by his family and friends.
Cape Town, 31st January 1837.

MARRIAGES
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 30th January by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. Robert INGLESBY to Miss Magdalena Maria WOLHUTER
Mr. Henry Griffiths WARE to Ann MERELAS

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 30th January by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of the Honourable Henry CLOETE Esq, baptised Anna Caroline GRAHAM.
Two daughters (Twins) of Mr. Edward HOLL, baptised Adah and Clara.
A daughter of Mr. George GIBB, baptised Margaret Agnes.

Saturday 4 February 1837

MARRIAGE
By Special Licence
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Friday the 27th January by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
James FORRESTER Esq, Commander of the ship Australia, Widower, to Miss Ann PURCHESS.

Wednesday 8 February 1837

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Thursday the 2nd February by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. William Mackillop JAFFRAY to Miss Elizabeth DIXON.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 6th February by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. Robert SKY, baptised Elizabeth Ann.
An adopted son of Mr. Henry BOTTRILL, baptised John Henry Enslie.

DEATHS
Feb 3: Mr. John Powrie DAY, aged 29 years.
Feb 4: John, son of George LULAN, Native of Madagascar, aged 1 year.

Saturday 11 February 1837

Mrs. GRIFFIN
Begs to acquaint her friends and the public that through the kind indulgence of her creditors she has been permitted to carry on as heretofore her
Board and Lodging House
No.51 Longmarket-street

BIRTH at Wynberg on the 4th inst, the Hon. Mrs. STEUART of a daughter.

LIST OF EMIGRANTS FROM OLIPHANT’S HOEK AND NEIGHBOURHOOD
From the Graham’s Town Journal, Feb 2
Quagga’s Vlakte, Jan 25 1837
To the Editor: Sir, As the removal of the Frontier Farmers to a country of which they know comparatively nothing is daily increasing; and as I suppose the public will feel anxious to ascertain the number of persons who have already left, I send you the annexed list of names, on the correctness of which you may rely. Besides these many are daily making preparations to follow them. Although I grieve for my countrymen, still they have to thank themselves for whatever may befall them; they have had good advice from excellent men here, yet as others go, they must act equally foolish. One thing is certain – that to us the ways of Providence are obscure.
Yours &c
C.V. BUCHNER, Field-Cornet
List of Persons who have already left my Field-Cornetcy; the exact number of servants gone with them I could not ascertain.

Chil. Wag.
1 J.A.LANDMAN, late Deacon of the Church wife 4 2
2 C.T.MEYER do 6 4
3 J.MEYER Cz do 1 1
4 C.J. VAN ROOYEN Cz do 3 1
5 J.S.MARETS Sz do 6 1
6 Jacob KUTZINGER Hz do 1 1
7 S.MARETS do 4 1
8 Evert POTGIETER do 6 2
9 C.J.A.SCHEEPERS, J.Mz do 5 1
10 Wynand MARE Pz do 6 1
11 Lodewyk DE JAGER do 4 1
12 L.DE JAGER Lz do 3 2
13 Gert DE JAGER Lz do 1 1
14 Hermanus FOURIE do 2 1
15 Louis FOURIE Pz do 1 2
16 Gert NIEKERK do 8 1
17 Widow Theodorus POTGIETER 4 2
18 Gerhardus J.ROEDELOF do 8 5
19 Johannes A.ROEDELOF do 6 3
20 Widow P.H.FICK 5 1
21 Marthenus OOSTHUISEN Jz do 6 4
22 J.H.OOSTHUYSEN Mz do 1 1
23 J.H.OOSTHUYZEN Pz do 3 1
24 Widow P.OOSTHUYSEN 4 1
25 M.OOSTHUYSEN P. Wz do 0 1
26 G.A.SCHEEPERS Gz do 3 2
27 M.E.SCHEEPERS Gz do 4 1
28 C.SCHEEPERS Gz do 2 2
29 J.C.SCHALKWYK do 6 1
30 N.VERMAAK do 4 1
31 Frans DEKKER do 3 1
32 Klaas DEKKER do 4 1
33 Isaac POTGIETER do 5 2
34 Jan POTGIETER Jz do 1 1
35 Phillip MINNAAR do 1 1
36 Hilligert HOLSHUYSE do 6 1
37 J.C.RAADS do 6 3
38 J.C.RAADS do 4 1
39 Philip RAADS do 6 1
40 Daniel MARAIS do 7 1
41 J.H.BREDENBAG do 6 1

List of unmarried young men above 16 years:

42. J.H.BREDENBAG J.Hz
43. Jan RAADS J.Cz
44. J.G.DE JAGER Sz
45. Jan POTGIETER Theodz
46. Gert NIEKERK Gz
47. Isaac POTGIETER Tz
48. Jan FICK P.Hz
49. M. OOSTHUYSEN Mz
50. Piet OOSTHUYSEN R.Wz
51. Isaac POTGIETER Jz
52. Petrus POTGIETER Jz

Total 50 men, 41 women, 167 children, 62 wagons

The following List has been received from the Winterberg: 

Chil. Wag.
1 Pieter RETIEF, late Field-corn wife 2 2
2 B.GREYLING do 2 1
3 A.GREYLING do 5 2
4 P.GREYLING do 5 2
5 Lucas RENSBURG, mother and do 1 2
6 Hendrik RENSBURG do 1 1
7 Willem RENSBURG do 0 1
8 Stephanus RENSBURG do 3 1
9 Nicolaas RENSBERG do 0 1
10 Hendrik RENSBURG do 0 1
11 Johannes RENSBURG do 3 1
12 Hercules MALAN do 2 2
13 David MALAN do 0 1
14 Marthinus VILJOEN do 0 1
15 David VILJOEN do 3 1
16 Willem VILJOEN do 1 1
17 Lucas MEYER do 2 2
18 James EDWARDS do 3 1
19 Andries VANDYK, mother and do 6 1
20 Jan JOUBERT do 4 1
21 Alfred SMITH 0 0
22 Adrian JOUBERT do 3 1
23 Christaan DREYER Jun do 0 1
24 Johannes VAN STADEN do 3 1
25 Christiaan VAN STADEN do 4 1
26 Gerhardus VAN STADEN do 2 1

Total 26 men, 27 women, 55 children, 31 wagons

DEATHS
Feb 3: Edwin, son of Mr. Edwin OLDHAM, aged 4 months.
Feb 7: Catherine Ann, daughter of Mr. George WARD, aged 6 months.

Wednesday 15 February 1837

DIED at cape Town on Sunday the 12th instant, aged 34 years, Anna Maria, the wife of Captain WOLFE, 98th Regt, Commandant of Robben Island, deeply and sincerely regretted by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance, and who thereby attained a knowledge of the many virtues and great kindness of heart that adorned her character. An affectionate and disconsolate husband and eight children are left to lament their severe loss.

CHRISTENING
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 13th February by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. Charles Welstead RICHARDSON, baptised Mary Margaret.

DEATH
Feb 12: Mrs. Anna Maria WOLFE, wife of Richard Thomas WOLFE Esq, Capt. HM 98th Regt, Commandant of Robben Island, aged 34 years.

Wednesday 22 February 1837

Mrs.BELL
Reoved to No.14 Heeregracht, can accommodate a limited number of boarders upon moderate terms. Board with Lodging equally reasonable.
Feb 18 1837

Mr.STIGANT begs to acquaint the public that he has opened a Wood Yard on his premises, No.15 Zieke-street, and having made arrangements with one of the first Houses in London, by which he can insure a constant supply of every kind of Wood suitable to this market, he can accommodate parties with large or small quantities, and cut to any dimensions, on the most reasonable terms.
Cape Town, Feb 10 1837

MARRIAGES
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 20th February by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Patrick BROPHY to Magdalena Johanna HEEGER
At Rondebosch, on Monday the 20th Feb by the Rev E. Judge MA:
Mr. Joseph PAINTER to Miss Elizabeth DAVISON
Mr. William HARE to Miss Louisa RUTHVEN
At Wynberg on Sunday 5th Feb 1837 by the Rev Holt Okes DD:
Francis CROUSE, Widower, to Louisa, Native of this Colony.

CHRISTENINGS
At Rondebosch on Sunday 19th February by the Rev E Judge MA:
A daughter of Harrison WATSON Esq, baptised Ellen Yates.
A son of Mr. Daniel McGILL, baptised William Alfred.
At Wynberg, on Sunday 12th February 1837 by the Rev Holt Okes DD:
A son of John LAVAT, Native of Madagascar, baptised Thomas.

Saturday 25 February 1837

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 21st February 1837
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Johanna Adriana LUBBE, deceased wife of Jacobus Petrus HOUGH, of the District of Clanwilliam, are required to take notice that the said Johanna Adriana LUBBE, deceased wife of Jacobus Petrus HOUGH, died without appointing any person to be her Executor, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and surviving husband, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate at his Office, Clanwilliam, on Saturday the 8th April next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 21st February 1837
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of David Stephanus MALAN, late of Cape Town, deceased, are required to take notice that the said David Stephanus MALAN died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Master of the Supreme Court in the Grand Jury Room, at the Public Buildings, Cape Town, on Tuesday the 4th April next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see Letters of Administration granted to such Person or Persons as shall then be appointed by the said Master to be Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 21st February 1837
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Thomas PERRY, late of Graaff-Reinet, deceased, are required to take notice that the said Thomas PERRY died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and surviving Widow Maria Elizabeth MULLER, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate at his Office, Graaff-Reinet, on Saturday the 8th April next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Wednesday 1 March 1837

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 27th February by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. Samuel BARKER to Miss Tary TAIT

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 27th February by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. Horatio Nelson CHASE, baptised Charlotte Elizabeth.
Three sons and one daughter of Mr. George KNOTT, baptised William George, George Robert, John Daniel and Helen Maria.

Saturday 4 March 1837

CHRISTENING
At Wynberg on Saturday the 25th Feb by the Rev B. SHAW:
A son of Mr. Wm. FARMER, baptised William Mortimer Maynard.

Wednesday 8 March 1837

CHRISTENING
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 6th March by the Rev Holt Okes DD, officiating for the Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Mr. Charles Augustus STONE, baptised Charles Henry.

DEATH
Feb 28: James HARRIS, seaman, aged 41 years.

Saturday 11 March 1837

DIED at sea on the 19th November 1836, on board the Mary Ann Web, in which ship he was a passenger, Lieutenant S.J. NICOLSON of the 50th Regt Bengal Native Infantry, aged 29½ years.

CHRISTENING
In St.Andrew’s Church Cape Town on Sunday 5th March by the Rev Dr. Adamson:
A son of Mr. J.B. ROGERS, baptised Evan George.

Wednesday 15 March 1837

BIRTH on the 10th inst at Stellenbosch, the lady of Captain McMAHON of a son.

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 13th March by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
William BRITTON to Christina Elizabeth VAN DER SCHYFF, Widow.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 13th March by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. Edwin ROSS, baptised Georgiana Mary.
A daughter of Mr. John Mitchell BROWN Jun, baptised Anna Sophia.
A son of Mr. Jonathan CALF, baptised Jonathan.

DEATH
March 11: Mrs. Elizabeth LONG, Wife of Mr. Zacharias LONG, aged 27 years.

Saturday 18 March 1837

DIED on the 15th instant after a protracted and severe illness, Mary, the wife of Mr. John DEANE, aged 47 years, sincerely and deservedly regretted by her family and friends.
Cape Town 16th March 1837

DIED at the house of Mr. Saul SOLOMON, St.Helena, on the 27th December 1836, Alexander FARRIER Esq of Bombay, passenger on board the Malabar.

Mr. F. WALDEK begs to inform the public that he has commenced business on his own account at the Old Established House of Messrs. L.TWENTYMAN & Co, No.30 Heeregracht, where he will continue to have on sale a selected variety of the best and most fashionable London-made Jewellery, Gold and Silver Watches, Plate and Plated Ware, at the very lowest prices.
15th March 1837.

Wednesday 22 March 1837

Mrs. SLOMAN
Begs leave to invite the attention of the ladies of Cape Town and vicinity to an early inspection of her Millinery, which she assures them has been selected for her from the most approved prevailing patterns consisting of:
Elegant Winter Bonnets, Morning and Bonnet Caps, and Bride’s Geoffard Frills and Collars, Cheinzette, Fille and Chinelle Shawls, Evening Dresses, plaid Gros de Naples, Ribbons, Chenille, Velvet and other artificial Flowers, Merino, Cloth and Chalie Dresses for Children. Long and short Robes and Bodies.
Satin Hats and Bonnets, Masonic Aprons, Sashes and Handkerchiefs, a splendid assortment of Wax Dolls, and many other articles not yet landed.
No.12 Longmarket-street, Corner of Grave-street.
22nd March 1837.

DEATHS:
March 15: Mrs. Mary DEANE, wife of Mr. John DEANE, aged 47 years.
Mar 19: John, son of Mr. John THOMAS, aged 1 year and 4 months.

Saturday 25 March 1837

BIRTH on the 14th instant in Cape Town, Mrs. Frederick S. WATERMEYER of a daughter.

Wednesday 29 March 1837

DIED at Green Point on Saturday the 18th instant, Andries STOFFELS, Field-Cornet Kat River.

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 27th March by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. Richard WEBB to Miss Mary OLLIVER

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 27th March by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Captain William HOLLETT, baptised Hendrika Indiana.
A daughter of Mr. William HUTCHONS, baptised Catharine Isabel.
A daughter of Mr. Richard VIPPOND, baptised Elizabeth Jane.

DEATH
March 24: Mr. Robert JOHNSON, Seaman of the Layton, aged 22 years.

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Saturday 1 October 1836

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 27th Sept 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Johannes Lodewyk SCHOEMAN, late of “Groot-fontein in the Field Cornetcy of “Zwagers-hoek” in the Somerset District, deceased, are required to take notice that the said Johannes Lodewyk SCHOEMAN died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and surviving Widow Elizabeth Johanna NAUDE, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate at his Office, Somerset, on Friday the 11th November next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 27th Sept 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Anna Maria COETZEE, deceased wife of Alewyn Johannes BURGER, and of Leander, of the Cape, also deceased, late of the District of Clanwilliam, are required to take notice that the said Anna Maria COETZEE, deceased wife of Alewyn Johannes BURGER, and that the said Leander, of the Cape, died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate at his Office, Clanwilliam, on Saturday the 19th November next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 13th Sept 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Johan Christoph HITZEROTH and of Catharina Elizabeth HITZEROTH, Widow of the late Johan Michiel FORTNER, both late of Cape Town, deceased, are required to take notice that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Master of the Supreme Court in the Grand Jury Room, at the Public Buildings, Cape Town, on Tuesday the 8th November next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see Letters of Administration granted to such Person or Persons as shall then be appointed by the said Master to be Executor or Executors Dative to the Estates of such deceased persons as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Wednesday 5 October 1836

The Undersigned will offer for sale by Public Auction in the course of a few weeks, in the District of Uitenhage, unless previously disposed of by private contract, (of which due notice will be given) a flock of pure bred Saxon Merino Ewes, ex Leda, from New South Wales. The greatest part of the ewes are now lambing, and the remainder are in lamb by the pure bred French and Saxon rams of the Australian Agricultural Company. Certificates of the purity of their breed will be produced.
W.H. WARLAND

Mrs. POWRIE begs to inform the ladies of Cape Town and its vicinity that she has just received an assortment of superior Fancy Tissue Bonnets, Children’s colored Dunstable and Tuscan do, Gents and Youths’ Tuscan and Leghorn Hats, Ladies’ and Children’s Stays, Ladies’ Prunella and Morocco Shoes, with a variety of other articles.
Corner of Barrack and Plein-streets.
Sept 30th 1836

DESERTED
My juvenile apprentice, John COOPER, aged 14 years, left home on the 27th August and has not since been heard of. Any person bringing him home, or committing him to any of His Majesty’s jails, will be rewarded.
H.A. TRUTER
28 Plein-street
NB Any person detaining him after this notice will be prosecuted according to law
28th September 1836

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Thursday the 28th September by the Rev george Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. James GRIFFITHS to Miss Mary Anne SHELLY

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church on Monday the 3rd October by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of William GADNEY Esq, baptised John.
A daughter of Mr. James BATHIE, baptised Mary Ann Susan Gertrude.
A son of Mr. James DIVINE, baptised Richard Thomas.

DEATH
Sept 30th 1836: Hester Maria, daughter of Mr. Thomas FAIRCLOUGH, aged 1 year and 9 months.

Saturday 8 October 1836

BIRTH at D’Urban on the 26th ult, Mrs. BECK of a daughter.

DREADFUL MASSACRE OF FARMERS BEYOND THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY
(From the Graham’s Town Journal, Sept 29)
It is with the most poignant sorrow we state that rumours, which have been for some time afloat, relative to the massacre of a number of persons beyond the northern frontier, have been confirmed by communications received from the Rev Mr. ARCHBELL, dated Thaba Unchu, Sept 4. From these we gather the following particulars: That several farmers who were out hunting in the neighbourhood of the Vaal River, and who had joined a party who were migrating from the colony, were unexpectedly attacked by a large body of armed natives supposed to be the warriors of Masselikotse. The farmers defended themselves, it is said, with spirit, but were overpowered by numbers, and all massacred. The persons killed are said to be two farmers named KRUGER and DU TOIT, together with their five servants; Barend LIEBENBERG, the elder, his two sons, and his son-in-law; as also a person employed as schoolmaster; together with three of their wives and several children, some of whom were infants at the breast of their mothers. The savages carried off 5 wagons, 80 oxen, about 4,000 head of cattle and a large number of sheep.
It is also said that the farmers now in that country are retreating towards the colony, but delaying a little in expectation of the return of a party who had gone further into the interior. Of the return of this party, however, little hope can be entertained, as they have not been heard of for a long time; and it is feared that they have shared the fate of their murdered companions.
Since the receipt of this information we have seen a farmer who had just arrived from the northern boundary, and who states that from reports current in that neighbourhood when he left, the number of persons killed was much less than that stated by Mr. ARCHBELL; but as we could not track his information to any satisfactory source we are sorry to state that there is every reason to fear that the detail we have given is too well founded.
[Since the above was put in type we have received the following, which we lose no time in publishing, in hopes it may have the effect contemplated by the writer]
To the Editor: Sir, I have forwarded you the annexed document (the original of which has been, per this post, forwarded to Col. SOMERSET by the Field-Cornet ERASMUS) in hopes that you may make such use of it as to deter a number of our oppressed but deluded farmers from running into danger, which will be the unavoidable consequence of their leaving the colony. The object of these savages was not to attack ERASMUS, but the trek farmers; but he unfortunately lay in their path. Jealousy of the encroachment of the farmers, and no doubt a wish also to possess themselves of their fine flocks, was the cause of this attack; and ERASMUS is of opinion, from all that he could gather from the savages themselves, that this is only the prelude to a tragedy, which will ultimately leave the farmers on the other side of the Orange River in a worse state, if possible, than the Kafirs left our Albany farmers. In hopes I have not encroached on your valuable time, I am &c
A.G.
[Sadly ERASMUS’s letter not photographed]

MARRIAGE
In the English Church Rondebosch on Wednesday 5th October by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. Alfred Henry NITCH to Miss Ann McGILL

CHRISTENINGS
In the English Church Rondebosch on Wednesday 5th October by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Frederick DUCKITT Esq, baptised John.
In the Wesleyan Chapel, Wynberg on Tuersday 4th October by the Rev B. Shaw:
A son of Thomas and Mary MORRIS, baptised William.

Wednesday 12 October 1836

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 10th October by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. P.A. BARCHFIELD to Miss Susan DRAKE.

DEATH
Oct 6: James BLACKMAN, aged 30 years.

Saturday 15 October 1836

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 11th October 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Maria Sophia KLYNHANS, deceased wife of Jan Hendrik BOTHA, Adam’s son, of “Brak Fontein”, Ontiniqua Land in the District of George, are required to take notice that the said Maria Sophia KLYNHANS, deceased wife of Jan Hendrik BOTHA, died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and surviving husband, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate at his Office, George, on Wednesday the 23rd November next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid..
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Wednesday 19 October 1836

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 17th October by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. George SPIERS to Miss Emma Faithfull ADAMS.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 17th October by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Thomas Gowar VIBART Esq, Bengal Civil Service, baptised Jane Maria.
A daughter of John Grenfell MOYLE, President of the Medical Board Bombay, baptised Lydia Le Messurier.

Saturday 22 October 1836

BIRTH at Worcester on the 8th inst, the lady of J.A. MUNNIK Esq of a son.
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 17th October by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 18th October 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Rynier Johannes BEKKER, late of the George District, deceased, are required to take notice that the said Rynier Johannes BEKKER died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and surviving widow Susanna Johanna HARTMAN, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate at his Office, George, on Wednesday the 30th November next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the Minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

DEATHS
Oct 17: Mr. Richard STONE, aged 42 years.
Oct 18: Thomas TREGURTHAN, aged 39 years.

Wednesday 26 October 1836

DIED lately at Copenhagen, Mrs Frederica Rosina HEYNS, the Consort of Mr. F.C. LEMMING, of the King’s Orchestra, and native of this place.

EXECUTION
Hans BAREND was yesterday morning executed at the new place of execution, Green Point, for the murder of which he was convicted at the last Criminal Sessions. He was in a wretched state of debility, having refused to eat for several days previous to his fate.

MARRIAGES
At Newland on Friday 21st October by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial chaplain:
By Special Licence:
George THOMSON Esq of the Madras Medical Service to Mrs. Elizabeth Margaretha HART, widow of the late Charles Franklin HART Esq, Major in the Bombay Army.
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 24th October by the Rev Holt Okes DD, officiating for the Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. Joseph HUNT to Mrs. Mary ORMANDY, widow.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 24th October by the Rev Holt Okes DD, officiating for the Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. John GRIFFITHS, baptised Maria Gertude.
At Wynberg on Sunday 23rd October 1836 by the Rev Holt Okes DD:
A daughter of John SAWYER, baptised Mary Ann Janet.
A daughter of Dorothy, free native of the Cape, baptised Magdalena ADAMS.

DEATH
Oct 20: Captain W.P. LEWIS of the U. States Sealing Schooner Amazon, aged 32 years.

Saturday 29 October 1836

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 25th October 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Martha Sophia VAN EERDE, widow of the late Alewyn Johannes SMIT, late of the Olifants River in the District of Clanwilliam, deceased, are required to take notice that the said Martha Sophia VAN EERDE, widow of the late Alewyn Johannes SMIT, died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate at his Office, Clanwilliam, on Saturday the 10th December next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the Minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 25th October 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Margaretha Adriana FERREIRA, deceased wife of Gerhardus Laurens VAN NIEKERK of “Chelsea Farm” in the Uitenhage District, are required to take notice that the said Margaretha Adriana FERREIRA, deceased wife of Gerhardus Laurens VAN NIEKERK, died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and surviving husband, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate at his Office, Uitenhage, on Tuesday the 6th December next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the Minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Wednesday 2 November 1836

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 31st October by the Rev Holt Okes DD, officiating for the Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. Joseph Joshua PERON to Sarah Ann PROVO

CHRISTENING
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 31st October by the Rev Holt Okes DD, officiating for the Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Mr. William GALLAGHER, baptised William.

DEATHS
Oct 28: Mr. William SALISBURY, Master Mariner, aged 35 years.
Oct 28: Emilia Nancy Sophia, daughter of James DAVID, aged 6 months.

Saturday 5 November 1836

DIED on the 25th October last, my beloved husband Jasper SMIT Ps, aged 70 years, 10 months and 10 days, of which distressing loss I hereby give notice to friends and relatives, requesting to be excused the visits of condolence.
Coenradenberg, 1 Nov 1836
H. SMIT, born VAN ZYL

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 1st November 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Martha Magdalena VAN WYK, deceased wife of Johannes VAN DER WESTHUYSEN, of the Beaufort District, are required to take notice that the said Martha Magdalena VAN WYK, deceased wife of Johannes VAN DER WESTHUYSEN, died without appointing any person to be her Executor, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and surviving husband, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate at his Office, Beaufort, on Friday the 16th December next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the Minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 1st November 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of James MARLOW, late of Cape Town, deceased, are required to take notice that the said James MARLOW died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and surviving widow, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Master of the Supreme Court in the Grand Jury Room, at the Public Buildings, Cape Town, on Tuesday the 13th December next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see Letters of Administration granted to such Person or Persons as shall then be appointed by the said Master to be Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the Minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Wednesday 9 November 1836

A.J. VAN DER POEL Js
Having taken up residence with the Widow D.A. MULLER, 45 Castle-street, begs to inform the country people that he can provide them with Stabling for Horses, and room for Carriages, and he will also take Horses at Livery – hoping by good treatment of the horses entrusted to his care, and by providing them with good forage, to merit a part of the public favor. He has also for sale at the store next the corner of St.George’s-street and Hout-street, Barley, Oats, Oat-sheaves and Chaff – and will undertake Commissions at the Market at a reasonable remuneration.
NB He will soon have Wheat for Sale.

Robert COOPER of Wynberg notifies to the Public that he will not be answerable for any Debts that may be contracted by his Minor Son, William COOPER.
Wynberg, 1st Nov 1836.

THE WYNBERG POST CARRIAGE
T. THORNE grateful for the many favors he has received since he commenced running the Post Cart begs to inform his friends and the public that in a few days he intends running a light Post Carriage for the conveyance of passengers only, and hopes by punctuality and attention to merit a continuance of those favors he has already so liberally received.
The Post Carriage will leave Wynberg every day (Sundays excepted) at 8 o’clock in the morning and leave Cape Town at 4 o’clock in the afternoon precisely.
The Post Cart will continue to run every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday as usual, for the conveyance of passengers and small parcels. There will also be a heavy Cart for the conveyance of luggage only.
Parcels &c forwarded to Simon’s Town regularly once a week as heretofore, viz. on Tuesdays.
Any person wishing to secure a seat or seats in the Post Carriage by the Month, Quarter or Year may do so by applying to T. THORNE, Prospect Place, Wynberg or to Mr. SAUNDERS, Cape Town.
Passengers, parcels &c regularly booked at T. THORNE’s, Prospect Place and Mr. MULLIN’s, Wynberg; at Mr. ROACH’s, near the church, Rondebosch; and at Mr. SAUNDERS’, Heeregracht, Cape Town.
T. THORNE begs to state that in future the Concern will be carried on under the Firm of T. THORNE & Co..
Wynberg, 8th Nov 1836

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 7th November by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. Henry DEWESS, baptised Sophia Rebecca.
A son of Mr. Edward SMITH, baptised James.
Four daughters and one son of Frainche, Native of the Cape, baptised Betsey, Carolina, Binter, Engela and Simon.
In St.Andrew’s Church Cape Town on Sunday 6th November by the Rev Dr. Adamson:
A son of Mr. P. MacDOUGAL, baptised Peter Francis.
A daughter of Hospital Serjeant WADDEL, 78th Regt, baptised Amelia.

Saturday 12 November 1836

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 8th November 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Jacoba Helena KOEKEMOER, deceased wife of Charl Jacobus VILJOEN, of the Graaff-Reinet District, are required to take notice that the said Jacoba Helena KOEKEMOER, deceased wife of Charl Jacobus VILJOEN, having died without appointing any person to be her Executor, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and surviving husband, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate at his Office, Graaff-Reinet, on Tuesday the 20th December next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Wednesday 16 November 1836

BIRTH on 13th inst at Green Point, the lady of John KING Esq of a daughter.

MARRIAGES
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 14th November by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. James SCOTT to Miss Charlotte FORBES.
Mr. Robert BEE to Miss Mary Elizabeth FORBES.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 14th November by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Hercules TENNANT Esq, baptised Hercules.
A daughter of Godfrey RAWSTORNE Esq, baptised Sarah Elizabeth Charlotte.
A daughter of Mr. Thomas MASKEW, baptised Eliza Margaret.

DEATH
Nov 13: Benjamin BLAGROVE, aged 40 years.

Saturday 26 November 1836

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 21st November by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. William REED to Mrs. Eliza Esther COUCHER, Widow of the late Mr. Thomas COUCHER.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 21st November by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Mr. Edwin OLDHAM, baptised Edwin.
In St.Andrew’s Church on Sunday 20th Nov by the Rev Dr.Adamson:
A son of Mr. Alex. LYALL, baptised Alexander.

DEATHS
Oct 20: At sea, Samuel John, son of Thomas William HOARE, aged 8 months.
Nov 15: Miss Margaret Maria JEREMIE, aged 16 years.
Nov 17: At sea, Robert Thompson, son of Robert YOUNGHUSBAND, aged 18 months.

Wednesday 30 November 1836

James LOW
Carpenter and Builder
Begs to inform the Gentlemen residing in the Neighbourhood of Wynberg and Rondebosch that he has on sale, on very advantageous terms, Timbers and Deals of various description, and which he can supply in small or large quantities, and cut to any scantling; also Ceiling Laths, Slates &c
Rondebosch, near the church, 29th Nov 1836.

FRESH GARDEN SEEDS &c
The Undersigned begs to inform the Public that he has for sale superior Robben Island Cauliflower Seed, with a general assortment of the very best Kitchen Garden Seeds, which he can warrant good and true to their kinds. Also a handsome collection of Cape Bulbs, in excellent condition for exportation. Orders received and executed as heretofore at No.8 Hout-street, Cape Town and at Ebenezer Cottage, Plumstead Village, Wynberg.
Joseph UPJOHN.

MARRIAGE
By Special Licence
At Wynberg on Monday the 28th Nov 1836 by the Rev Holt Okes DD, Officiating Chaplain:
Mr. Walken Tench KERSWILL, Commander of the Brigand Lynher, to Miss Carolina Hester Martha MERCKEL

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 28th November by the Rev Edward Judge MA, officiating for the Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Peter WATNEY Esq baptised John Pigot
A son of Mr. Robert GIBSON, baptised Charles John George.

DEATH
Nov 27: Mr. James ILES.

Saturday 3 December 1836

DEATH
Nov 29: Frederick James, son of Mr. John FAUL, aged 11 months.

Wednesday 7 December 1836

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Andrew’s Church Cape Town on Friday the 2nd Dec by the Rev.Dr.Adamson:
A daughter of Mr. Robert JOHNSTONE, baptised Maria Ellen.
A daughter of ditto, baptised Jessy Emma.

Saturday 10 December 1836

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 2nd December 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of James ILES, late of Paarl, deceased, are required to take notice that the said James ILES died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Master of the Supreme Court in the Grand Jury Room, at the Public Buildings, Cape Town, on Tuesday the 17th January next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see Letters of Administration granted to such Person or Persons as shall then be appointed by the said Master to be Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 2nd December 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Helena Cornelia Jacoba WAGNER, late of Cape Town, deceased, are required to take notice that the said Helena Cornelia Jacoba WAGNER died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Master of the Supreme Court in the Grand Jury Room, at the Public Buildings, Cape Town, on Tuesday the 17th January next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see Letters of Administration granted to such Person or Persons as shall then be appointed by the said Master to be Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 2nd December 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin, Legatees and Creditors of Siebert DORMEHL, late of Cape Town, deceased, are required to take notice that by reason of the death of Hendrik Albert LUNING, the Testamentary Executor and Guardian of the Minor Heirs of the deceased, a Meeting of the Next of Kin, Legatees and Creditors of the Deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Master of the Supreme Court in the Grand Jury Room, at the Public Buildings, Cape Town, on Tuesday the 17th January next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see Letters of Administration granted to such Person or Persons as shall then be appointed by the said Master to be Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor Dative of the Minor Heirs, in the place and stead of the said Hendrik Albert LUNING, deceased, the Testamentary Executor and Guardian.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

GEORGE, 3rd December 1836.
On Sunday night last at 12 o’clock, a party, who had formed a company for fishing a short distance from this Town, at Viljoen’s Strand, embarked in a Whale Boat which had been purchased for the purpose at Mossel Bay, and proceeded therein; but on making the place of her destination, was upset and dashed to pieces on the breakers, when Wm. HUGHES, Wm. BROWN and Wm. BURTON were lost; the other two, Wm. GRAY and Wm. PERRY, saved themselves, after having suffered much from the sharp cliffs they had been washed on. They came to Town late on Monday night in a most deplorable condition; next day a subscription was opened for them, when a few pounds were collected for them to proceed to Cape Town.

Wednesday 14 December 1836

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 12th Dec by the Rev John Fry RN, officiating for the Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. William Nevel WINDELL to Isabella Johanna NEYHOFF.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 12th Dec by the Rev John Fry RN, officiating for the Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of John KING Esq, baptised Georgiana.
A daughter of Mr. Thomas PARR, baptised Mary Ann.
A son of Mr. James HOWARD, baptised James Richard.
A daughter of Mr. George MARSHALL, baptised Maria.

Saturday 17 December 1836

DIED at Cape Town on the 15th inst, John Ashcraft, only son of the Rev John PEARS AM, aged 2 months.
Cape Town, 16th Dec 1836.

Died at Sea on board the City of Edinburgh, from Madras bound to London, on the 11th Nov last, John Francis Sinclair Spencer, the infant son of Capt. and Mrs. NORTON.

DIED at Bathurst on Thursday the 24th ult, the wife of the Rev. W. DAVIES, Pastor of the Baptist Church in this town. It will probably be in the recollection of many of our readers that Mr. DAVIES and family, when on their voyage to this country in Jan 1832, were shipwrecked on the Island of Palma. They had hazy weather, and were sailing at night perfectly unconscious of danger when the crew suddenly found themselves surrounded by breakers, and in spite of every effort the ship struck on a reef of rocks, and canted over on her beam ends. The sufferings of that fearful night are beyond description. The only child of Mr. and Mrs. DAVIES was torn from their arms by the resistless surges, and buried in the ocean, and it was only by the merciful interposition of providence that their own lives were preserved, till daylight enabled them to take measures for their escape to land. This, however, was happily effected; shortly after which Mrs. DAVIES was confined with twins, one of whom only survived a very brief space. But the constitution of the mother had sustained a shock from which it never recovered. Though possessing great fortitude and decision of character, which enabled her, in firm reliance on Divine Providence, to recommence the voyage, still her physical powers were greatly impaired, and after struggling with great bodily infirmity and suffering, she at length closed a life of considerable usefulness, at the early age of 38 years, in perfect acquiescence of the Divine will, with a firm reliance on the atonement of her Redeemer and “a sure and certain hope of a glorious resurrection”.

Wednesday 21 December 1836

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 19th Dec by the Rev John Fry RN, officiating for the Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Mr. Charles HIGGS, baptised Charles John.
A son of Angel WEELER, baptised Job.

Saturday 24 December 1836

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 20th December 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Jeremiah LONG, late of the Albany District, deceased, are required to take notice that the said Jeremiah LONG died without appointing any person to be his Executor, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and surviving widow, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Graham’s Town, on Saturday the 4th February next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see some Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed to be Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 20th December 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Rachel Jacoba VAN JAARSVELD, widow of the late Hendrik Johannes LIEBENBERG, late of the Field-Cornetcy of “Cambedo” in the District of Graaff-Reinet, deceased, are required to take notice that the said Rachel Jacoba VAN JAARSVELD, widow of the late Hendrik Johannes LIEBENBERG, died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Graaff-Reinet, on Tuesday 31st January next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see some Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed to be Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

MARRIED on the 9th ult at Worcester by the Rev Wm. Robertson AM of Swellendam, Mr. P.J. Schindeler TRUTER, only son of P.J. TRUTER Esq, Civil Commissioner of Worcester, to Margaret, only daughter of Mr. William ROBERTSON, Inverary, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Wednesday 28 December 1836

Whereas Jeffrey FITZPATRICK and his wife Christina Carolina Josina FITZPATRICK have executed before me, the Notary, and Witnesses on the 22nd instant, a Deed of Separation from bed, board and community; notice is hereby given to the public; and likewise from henceforth they shall not be answerable for each other’s debts, but that the same shall run for account and risk of him or her who shall or may contract the same from the date of the aforesaid documents.
Cape Town, 21st Dec 1836
P. AURET, Notary Public.

PORT ELIZABETH
Our attention has been drawn to the almost incredible fact that Port Elizabeth – the Port of the Eastern Division of the Colony – a bustling, thriving, immoral sea-port – a place of considerable wealth, with a population of 2,000 souls – there is no Resident Magistrate. The Magistrate of Uitenhage, it seems, who resides 18 miles from this Port, will hereafter visit, or at present visits it, once or twice a week, to settle disputes and to punish offences. But surely at such a Station, where the Masters of ships may every day require his assistance, and to whom a delay of two or three days must often be equal to a very heavy fine, to say nothing of the risks to which ‘ship and cargo’ must be exposed at certain seasons, the prompt administration of Justice, by a Magistrate always on the spot, is of more importance than at Uitenhage itself. It is on such subjects that the Colonists should draw up and sign petitions.

MARRIAGES
In St.George’s Church on Saturday the 24th December by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. Thomas BUTT to Miss Anna Jacoba DRURY.
On Monday 26th December by ditto:
Mr. Richard Leadway O’BRIEN to Mrs. Johanna Carolina RICHERT, Widow.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church on Saturday the 24th December by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of John Centlivres CHASE Esquire, baptised John Centlivres.
A son of Mr. Thomas KING, baptised Henry Nash.
A son of William PAULEY, baptised Thomas.

DEATH

Dec22: John, 4th son of the Hon’ble William MENZIES, Senior Puisne Judge, aged 9 months and 2 days.

Saturday 31 December 1836

MARRIED at Bathurst on Tuesday the 20th inst by the Rev.Mr. Burrows, Mr. Edward Joseph TOWNSEND to Miss Harriett HOCKLY.

DIED at Uitenhage on the 20th inst, George John Farewell, second son of William GRIBBLE Esq, aged 2 years 7 months and 5 days, after an illness of 7 days.
Cape Town, 26th December 1836.

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Wednesday 6 July 1836

CHRISTENING on Monday 4th July in the Lutheran Church, two sons of Mr. J.P. HOFFMAN, of Stellenbosch, named Daniel Cornelis and Matthias Johan Hendrik.

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church, Cape Town on Monday July 4 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. George RUTHVEN to Engela Maria KOORTS.

CHRISTENINGS
On Monday 4th July by ditto:
A son of the Hon. William MENZIES, Puisne Judge, baptised John.
A son of Robert COOPER Esq, Deputy Ordnance Storekeeper, baptised Egbert William.
A daughter of Mr. John COOPER, baptised Eliza Ann.
A son of Mr. Mark NOBLE, baptised Charles Richard.

DEATH
June 29: James DANVIS, late a Pensioner 72nd Regt, aged 73 years.

Wednesday 13 July 1836

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church, Cape Town on Monday July 11 by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. John HOUSTON to Miss Susanna Elizabeth HIRCHENHEIN.

CHRISTENINGS
On Friday 8 July by ditto:
An adult person, baptised Louisa Charlotte Ann, whose surname is HENRY
An adult person, baptised Sarah Johanna, whose surname id FRANCIS.
On Monday 11th July by ditto:
A son of Mr. Robert SHEARER, baptised Robert Ferries.
A daughter of Mr. Abraham BARTHOLOMEW, baptised Jemima Mary Ann Sophia.
A son of Mr. James BUTLER, baptised Irvine Barton.

Saturday 16 July 1836

Mrs. KENNEDY
No.1 Spin-street, Corner of Plein-street
Has just received per “Senator” a small investment of Flowers, Dress and Morning Caps, suitable for the Season. Dressmaking and Millinery in all its branches.
NB Two apprentices wanted.

Wednesday 20 July 1836

J. DYASON has just received a small investment, comprising black lace Falls, do. Veils, very superior; Ribbons, lace Caps, do. Collars, nett Aprons, infants’ French and Scotch cambric Caps, muslin Capes, blond Scarfs, Zephyrs do, China crape Squares, Paris Handkerchiefs, Lama do, fur Cuffs, do. Arm-holes, ermine Collars, fur Trimming of different widths, ladies’ and children’s Tuscan and Dunstable Bonnets, handsome Head-dresses, Pelerines, Wreaths, Flowers, Gros de Naples, silk Umbrellas, all kinds of Hosiery, Gent’s Braces, kid Gloves, Stocks, and a variety of other articles.

CHRISTENING
In St.George’s Church, Cape Town on Monday 18th July by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. John FELL Jun, baptised Mary Jane Cecil.

DEATHS
July 6: At sea, on board the Hibernia, Capt. R. Gillies, Trevor C. PLOWDEN Esq of the Bengal Civil Service, aged 52 years.
July 10: Lazarus EDWARDS, aged 19 years.
July 16: George Thomas, son of Mr. Edward WOOLLWARD, aged 10 days.
July 16: Christopher Adam HOLM, Native of Denmark, aged 40 years.

Wednesday 27 July 1836

MARRIAGES
In St.George’s Church, Cape Town on Monday 25th July by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. James SMALL to Miss Agnes CAMPBELL.
John MIDDELKOOP to Rachel ROBERTSON

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church, Cape Town on Monday 25th July by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. Frederick Samuel Francis ROESCH, baptised Harriett Susannah.
A son of Mr. Henry HEWITT, baptised Richard.

Saturday 30 July 1836

BIRTH July 26, the lady of Capt. WOLFE, Commandant of Robben Island, of a son.

BIRTH on the 27th July 1836, the lady of Mr. Advocate DE WET of a daughter.

BIRTH on Monday the 24th inst, at the Royal Observatory, the lady of Thomas MACLEAR Esq, Astronomer Royal, of a son.

Wednesday 3 August 1836

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 1 August by the Rev. George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter and son of Mr. Robert EAGAR, baptised Jane and Tallas.
A daughter of Mr. Henry George MAYOSS, baptised Ann Elizabeth.
Five adult persons, Natives of the Cape, baptised Rachel Louisa, Helen Isabella, Jane Margaret, Sarah Elizabeth and David Philip. The father’s name is James ROBERTSON.

Saturday 6 August 1836

BIRTH on Friday morning the 5th inst, Mrs. FAIRBAIRN of a son.

DIED on the 27th inst, our respected Mother Catherine Wilhelmina FICK, born MALAN, aged 77 years, 8 months and 14 days, of which loss I hereby give notice to relatives and friends, requesting to be excused the visits of condolence for self and family.
Widow J.G. BRINK, born FINK.
Caledon, 30th July 1836.

Wednesday 10 August 1836

DEATH
London – Amelia, the beloved wife of Captain John FAWCETT, aged 28 years. Her mind was in full vigour to the last, resting alone on the merits and atonement of her precious Saviour, perfectly calm and resigned to the will of her Heavenly Father. She departed this life on Sunday morning, May 8th, about half past three o’clock, and entered her eternal rest – a Sabbath indeed.

CHRISTENING
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 8th August by the Rev. George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of George LULAN, Native of Madagascar, baptised John.

Saturday 13 August 1836

Lieut. JOHNSTON RN, having been grossly insulted and assaulted by Dr. DARSEY of the ship Childe Harold, while on her passage from Bombay, and not having succeeded in procuring a friend in the first two days after his arrival here; I, feeling his situation, there being no Officer of the Squadron on the spot, on Thursday last (the third day) offered my services. I twice uged Dr. DARSEY to give Lieut. JOHNSTON the only satisfaction left in his power, after the gross manner in which he had behaved, but without success.
H.D. COWPER, Capt. 98th Regt.

Wednesday 17 August 1836

MARRIED on Thursday 19th May 1836 at Leeds, Mr. Joseph LEVICK of Endcliffe, Sheffield, eldest son of Joseph LEVICK Jun. Esq, of Sparrow House, near Sheffield, to Susanna, only child of Ephraim ELSWORTH Esq, of Sanford House, Kirkstall.

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 15th August by the Rev. George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. George KNOTT, Widower, to Elizabeth Quick JARVIS.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 15th August by the Rev. George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. John ANDERSON, baptised Isabella Margaret.
An adult person, Native of the Cape, baptised Charles, whose surname is ANDREWS.
An adult person, Native of the Cape, baptised Johanna Friederika Juliana, whose surname is STEWART.

Saturday 20 August 1836

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 16th August 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Susanna Maria LESSING, deceased, wife of Jacob COETZEE Johs. Son, of Bamboosberg in the District of Somerset, are required to take notice that the said Susanna Maria LESSING, deceased, wife of Jacob COETZEE, died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and surviving husband Jacob COETZEE, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate at his Office, Graaff-Reinet, on Tuesday the 27th September next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 16th August 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Louisa Francina DE VILLIERS, minor child of Jacobus DE VILLIERS and Louisa Francina MINNAAR, of the District of Stellenbosch, deceased, are required to take notice that the said Louisa Francina DE VILLIERS died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate at his Office, Stellenbosch, on Wednesday the 28th September next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 16th August 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Richard BLAND, late of the District of Albany, deceased, are required to take notice that the said Richard BLAND died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and surviving Widow Caroline BONNIN, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate at his Office, Graham’s Town, on Saturday the 1st October next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 16th August 1836
EDICT
The Paternal and Maternal Relations of the minor Heirs of Hermanus Johannes Josua VERMAAK; Susanna Maria VERMAAK, married to Hendrik VAN DER POLL; and Johannes Adrianus VERMAAK; named in the last will of Hermanus Augustus VERMAAK and Helena Catharina DE KOCK, are required to take notice that a Meeting of the Paternal and Maternal Relations of the said Minors will be held before the Master of the Supreme Court in the Grand Jury Room, Public Buildings, Cape Town on Tuesday the 27th September next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see Letters of Confirmation granted to such Person or Persons as shall then be appointed by the said Master to be Tutor or Tutors Dative of the said Minors, in the place and stead of the late Orphan Chamber, in respect of the Property devolving on them from the Estate of the said Hermanus Augustus VERMAAK and Helena Catharina DE KOCK
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court

Wednesday 24 August 1836

MARRIED on the 20th inst by the Rev G. Hough, Colonial Chaplain, Edward Frederick WYLDE Esq, son of the Honourable Sir John WYLDE Kt, Chief Justice of this Colony, to Anna Amelia, youngest daughter of the late Major TRUTER of His Majesty’s Service.

MARRIAGE
By Special Licence
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Saturday the 20th August by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Edward Frederick WYLDE Esq, the eldest son of His Hon. Sir John WYLDE, Knight, .L.L.D, Chief Justice of the Colony, to Miss Anna Amelia TRUTER.

CHRISTENINGS
On Wednesday the 17th August by ditto:
A son of Richard Thomas WOLFE Esq, Capt. 98th Regt. and Commandant of Robben Ireland [sic] baptised Henry Thomas.
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 22nd August by the Rev Holt Okes DD, officiating for the Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Mr. Henry Augusts PAINE, baptised Henry Augustus.

DEATH
August 20: William BROWN, aged 40 years.

Saturday 27 August 1836

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 23rd August 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Catharina Wilhelmina MALAN, widow of Lambert Hendrik FICK, late of Caledon, in the Swellendam District, deceased, are required to take notice that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate at his Office, Swellendam, on Thursday the 6th October next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.
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DEATH
August 16: Mr. Isaac BALSTON, Church Clerk and Schoolmaster, Wynberg.
August 23: Robert Rufus, son of Mr. John Collins ECKLEY, aged 1 year and 5 months.

Wednesday 31 August 1836

DIED on the 27th August after a long and painful illness of 14 months, my beloved youngest son, Dirk Gysbert.
Widow Johannes VAN SCHOOR
Strand-street No.6.

DIED this day, my beloved husband Robert COWSERT, aged 36 years, 5 months and 25 days, of which painful loss I hereby give notice to relatives and friends.
Ann COWSERT, born CLARK
Clanwilliam, 9th August.

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 29th August by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
James Henry BERNIESTER to Steyntje Christina Wilhelmina VAN NORDEN.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 29th August by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. John Austin MOLLETT, baptised Maria Elizabeth.
In St.Andrew’s Church on Sunday the 28th August by the Rev Dr Adamson:
A daughter of Mr. J. McGREGOR, baptised Herriot.
A daughter of Mr. R.C. LOGIE, baptised Maria Jane.

DEATH
Aug 28: Rosanna, daughter of Mr. Thomas INGLESBY, aged 4 months and 5 days.

Saturday 3 September 1836

APPEAL TO PUBLIC SYMPATHY
Mr. Robt. CRAILL, Blacksmith, whose wife, aged 37 years, died after 3 days’ illness, leaving him with 5 children on Monday last. And on Friday 26th the House and Premises in which he lived were totally consumed by fire in the course of an hour, leaving him and his children destitute. Subscriptions will be received and forwarded to the Committee to be appointed to superintend its distribution by Mr. ROSE, Commercial Hall, and J.P. INGRAM at ELLIOTT Brothers, and by the Committee at George.
George, 26th August 1836.
Amount of Subscriptions at the small town of George, exclusive of the Conditional Fund, about £26.

KAT RIVER
It is our painful task this week to announce the death of Mrs. THOMSON, wife of the Rev. W.R. THOMSON, Minister of the Reformed Church at Kat River. To all who were acquainted with the deceased, the record of her virtues as a friend, a neighbour, a wife, a mother and a Christian will never be erased from their remembrance. She has left her bereaved partner and a family of seven young children to deplore their premature and irreparable loss.
G.T. Journal

Wednesday 7 September 1836

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 5th September by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. Thomas CHAMBERLIN to Mrs. Mary BELCHER, Widow.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 5th September by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. John JEAREY, baptised Mary Ann.
In St.Andrew’s Church on Sunday the 4th September by the Rev Dr Adamson:
A son of Mr. Jas. HUTTON, baptised Alfred.

DEATH
Sept 5: Mr. Daniel PAGE, aged 31 years.

Saturday 10 September 1836

BIRTH on the 9th Sept, the lady of John Greefell MOYLE Esq, President of the Medical Board of Bombay, of a daughter.

REMOVAL
Miss AMM, Dressmaker and Milliner, respectfully informs her friends and the public that she has removed from Castle-street to No.4 Burg-street, opposite the Wesley Chapel.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Thursday the 8th September by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Rice Jones JONES Esq, baptised Emma Jane.
In the English Church Rondebosch on Sunday 4th September by the Rev Edward Judge MA, Acting Chaplain:
A son of Thomas MACLEAR Esq, FRS, Astronomer Royal, baptised George William Herschel.
In the English Church Wynberg on Sunday 28 Aug by the Rev Holt Okes DD, Acting Chaplain:
A son of William Joseph EMMENS, baptised William John.

Wednesday 14 September 1836


MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 12th September by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
Mr. William BENTLEY to Miss Ann Amelia FORBES.

 

CHRISTENING

In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 12th September by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A son of Mr. Samuel BENINGFIELD, baptised Frederic William.

DEATHS
Sept 9: James HILL, aged 44 years.
Sept 11: Benjamin WILLIAMS, aged 38 years.

Saturday 17 September 1836

DIED on Monday morning the 12th inst, at qr. past two o’clock, my dearly beloved husband G.F. STEGMANN, aged 45 years 11 months and 18 days. I hereby give notice to relatives and friends of the painful and unexpected loss for me and my children, requesting to be excused the visits of condolence.
Wid. G.F. STEGMANN, born ZIBEE
Cape Town, 14th Sept 1836

DEATH
Sept 12: Francis SCOON, aged 46 years.

Wednesday 21 September 1836

DIED this morning at his Residence, Roeland-street, aged 76 years, Mr. Henrik Albert LUNING, after a lingering and painful illness, which he bore with resignation; he was an honest man and much respected.
Cape Town, Sept 16th 1836.

REMOVAL
Mrs. KENNEDY begs to acquaint her friends and the public generally that she has removed from No.1 Spin-street to No.26 Plein-street (the house formerly occupied by Mr. DAY) where she solicits the continuance of the favors hitherto conferred.
NB Groceries, Haberdashery and Millinery
Just unpacked, a case of Ladies’ and Children’s Bonnets, also a case of Flowers.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 19th September by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. Benjamin WIGLESWORTH, baptised Harriet Deborah.
In St.Andrew’s Church, Cape Town on Sunday 11th Sept by the Rev Dr Adamson:
A son of Mr. Thomas HARRIS, baptised Thomas Mayburg HARRIS.
On Sunday 18th Sept by ditto:
A daughter of Mr. G. MILES, baptised Catherine Murray.

DEATH
Sept 15: Charles EASTMAN, aged 25 years.

Saturday 24 September 1836

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Andrew’s Church Cape Town on Monday 19th Sept by the Rev Dr Adamson:
A son of Mr. John KENNEDY, baptised Arnoldus.
A son of ditto, baptised John Hunter.
On Wednesday 21st Sept by ditto:
A son of Mr. James LAING, baptised Richard James.

Wednesday 28 September 1836

Master’s Office, Cape Town, 13th Sept 1836
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Aletta Margaretha SLABBERT, deceased wife of Johannes Jacobus VAN NIEKERK, of “Riebeek’s Kasteel” in the Stellenbosch District, are required to take notice that the said Aletta Margaretha SLABBERT, deceased wife of Johannes Jacobus VAN NIEKERK, died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the Deceased, and surviving husband, and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the Resident Magistrate at his Office, Stellenbosch, on Wednesday the 26th October next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the place and time aforesaid; then and there to see such Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased person as aforesaid, and Tutor or Tutors Dative of the minor Heirs of the Deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 26th September by the Rev George Hough MA, Senior Colonial Chaplain:
A daughter of Mr. Thomas SMITH, baptised Eleanor Catharine.
An adult person, Native of the Cape, baptised Cornelia Elizabeth, surname BARENDS.
An adult person, Native of the Cape, baptised Pamela Maria, surname WILLIAMS.
An adult person, Native of the Cape, baptised Eliza Dina, surname CORBETT.
An adult person, Native of the Cape, baptised Ann Maria, surname ABRAHAM.
In St.Andrew’s Church Cape Town on Sunday 25th Sept by the Rev Dr Adamson:
A son of Mr. Charles LINDSAY, baptised Charles.

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