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

Transcribed from CO53/8 at the national Archives in Kew

Saturday 2 October 1847

MARRIED on Tuesday the 28th ult by Special Licence by the Rev Jno. Fry at the Residence of S. VAN RENEN Esq, High Constantia, Charles John BECKER Esq to Aletta Helegonda, youngest daughter of Jacob VAN RENEN Esq of Ganzekraal, Groenekloef.

BIRTH on the 28th September, Mrs. A.N.E. CHANGUION of a daughter.

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Wednesday the 29th September by the Rev Robert G. Lamb BA:
Captain John James LEHRLE, of the schooner Eliza Scott, to Miss Lucy Louisa TULIT.

CHRISTENINGS
In the Union Chapel on Sunday the 19th September by the Rev J.C. Brown:
A daughter of Mr. Henry SOLOMON, baptised Mary Matilda.
On Sunday the 26th September by the same:
A son of Mr. Richard P. SOLOMON, baptised Richard Stuart.
In St.Andrew’s Church on Tuesday 21st Sept by the Rev Geo. Morgan:
A son of Mr. George STEWART, baptised James Laing.

DEATH
Sept 29: Onesiphorus BEALE Esq, late Captain in the Hon’ble E.I.C. St.Helena Regt, aged 58 years and 6 months.

Wednesday 6 October 1847

BIRTH at 43 St.George’s-street, the lady of W.Y. ELDRIDGE Esq of a daughter.
Cape Town, 3rd Oct 1847.

MARRIAGE
In St.John’s Church Wynberg by the Revd Dr Okes:
Mr. W. CRESSEY to Miss Christina Antoinetta NOTLING.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 4th Oct by the Rev Robt. G. Lamb BA:
A son of Mr. William RICHES, baptised James William.
A daughter of Mr. William THOMAS, baptised Emma Eliza.
A son of Mr. John Peter POWELL, baptised John George Fredrick.
A daughter of Mr. Robert george ENKELDOE, baptised Catharina Johanna Fredreca.
In St.John’s Church Wynberg by the Revd Dr Okes:
July 6: A son of R.C. JONES Esq, baptised Robert Henry Christopher.
Sept 4: A daughter of Wm. HOPE Esq, baptised Statyra.
Sept 5: A son of Peter BOLTMAN, baptised Peter Jacob.
Sept 5: A daughter of Aaron BROOKSTORM, baptised Mary Ann.
Sept 5: A son of Michael JUNANO, baptised Michael Pedrie.
Sept 19: A daughter of John GILLIN, baptised Catherine Martha.
Sept 20: A daughter of William CRESSEY, baptised Mary Ann Elizabeth.

DEATHS
Oct 2nd: Henry Baldwin HERRICK Esq, Hon’ble E.I.C. Civil Service, aged 40 years.
At Wynberg, Martha MATYN, aged 73 years.

Saturday 9 October 1847

MARRIED by Special Licence on Friday the 8th October by the Reverend G. Morgan, Mr. Thomas GRIERSON to Miss Ellen Susanna, third daughter of John Daniel WEILBACH Esq.

MARRIAGES
At High Constantia, 28th Sept, by the Rev J Fry AM:
[By Special Licence]
Carel Johannes BECKER Esq to Miss Aletta Helligonda VAN RENEN
In St. Andrew’s Church on Thursday the 8th October by the Rev Geo Morgan:
[By Special Licence]
Thomas GRIERSON Esq, Commander of the Brig Punch, to Miss Ellen Susanna WEILBACH.

Saturday 16 October 1847

MARRIAGE
In St.Paul’s Church Rondebosch by the Rev J Fry AM:
October 11: Mr. Lodewick SURRIER, widower, to Miss Margaret McCARTHY.

CHRISTENING
In St.Paul’s Church Rondebosch by the Rev J Fry AM:
October 10: A daughter of Mr. Michael BUTLER, baptised Mary Anne Martha.

Wednesday 20 October 1847

DIED on the 28th ult at the Residence of Capt. John BOYS JP, at St. Francis Bay, William Hougham TYSSEN Esq, late Captain in HM 80th Regt, formerly of Narborough in the County of Norfolk, and late of Honey Ville Farm, Gamtoos River, aged 35 years.

MARRIAGES
In St.Andrew’s Church on Monday the 18th October by the Rev Geo. Morgan:
Mr. James BARTIE to Miss Eliza COLLING
In St. George’s Church Cape Town on Tuesday 19th October by the Rev Robt. G. Lamb BA:
[By Special Licence]
Henry DRURY Esq to Miss Josephine Susanna CAUVIN.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Andrew’s Church on Sunday the 17th October by the Rev Geo. Morgan:
A son of Mr. Alexander WILSON, baptised James.
In St. George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 18th October by the Rev Robt. G. Lamb BA:
A daughter of Allen TAYLOR Esq, baptised Charlotte Emmeline.
A daughter of Mr. John ICETON, baptised Maria Ann Isabella.
A son of Mr. Daniel COUPER, baptised John Alexander.
A daughter of John PALM, baptised Ann Maria.

DEATH
Oct 17: Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Jos. BLOCKLEY, aged 3 months and 4 days.

Saturday 23 October 1847

MARRIED by Special Licence in St.George’s Church on Tuesday the 19th October, Henry, fourth son of the late Capt. John DRURY, Royal Marines, to Josephina Susanna, youngest daughter of Louis CAUVIN Snr Esq.

Wednesday 27 October 1847

CHRISTENINGS
In St. George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 25th October by the Rev Robt. G. Lamb BA:
A daughter of William George ANDERSON Esq, baptised Jane.
A son of Mr. John Louis BAUMANN, baptised Ove George Fredrick.
A daughter of Mr. John SILLANDS, Master Mariner, baptised Mary Jane.

DEATHS
In Somerset Hospital:
Oct 24: James LEWIN, aged 42 years.
Oct 25: John JOHNSON, aged 27 years.

Saturday 30 October 1847

BIRTH at Cannon Terrace, Mrs. Charles MANUEL of a daughter.
Cape Town 27th October 1847

MARRIED on Thursday the 28th inst, at Trinity Church by the Revd T.A. Blair, Mr. Selkirk STUART to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. Jos. DIXIE.

MARRIED by the Rev P.W. Copeman MA on the 22nd October at Spring Valley, near Port Elizabeth, (the Residence of Thos. NIGHTINGALE Esq) Joseph SIMPSON Esq, of the Firm THOMSON, WATSON, SIMPSON & Co, to Francis Maria PARRY, daughter of the late John Humphries PARRY Esq, Barrister of the Middle Temple, Author of the Cambrian Plutarch &c &c and niece of the present Bishop of Barbadoes.

DIED at Calcutta on the 5th August last, Elizabeth Katherine, the beloved wife of G.F. McCLINTOCK Esq BCS, aged 28 years, deeply regretted by all who knew her.

Notice to Relatives and Friends
DIED at Wellington on 26th October, Mrs. Margaretha Johanna COMMAILLE (born VILLET), aged 36 years.
L.P. COMMAILLE.

DIED at Green Point on the 27th October, Hester Johanna Carolina, aged 22 years and 11 months, youngest daughter of Mr. C.M. VILLET.

Wednesday 3 November 1847

DIED at Hankey in the District of Uitenhage, on Saturday October 23rd, Mrs. PHILIP, wife of the Rev Dr PHILIP, after a most painful illness of several months, whcu she sustained with the firmness and submission to the will of God that distinguished a life devoted to his service.

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Tuesday 2nd November by the Rev Robt. G. Lamb BA:
Edward James DURHAM Esq to Miss Ann BARKER.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Friday 29th October 1847 by the Revd Robt. G. Lamb BA:
A daughter of John Thomas SMITH Esq, Major Madras Engineers, baptised Emily Gordon.
On Monday 1st November by the same:
A son of Mr. George WILLSON, baptised William Edmond.
A son of Mr. John ASKEW, baptised Charles David.
A son of Mr. Henry RUMBLE, baptised Francis James.

DEATHS
Oct 30: Thomas, son of Mr. Thomas MASKEW, aged 2 years and 8 months.
Oct 30: Mr. Thomas POULTER

Saturday 6 November 1847

DIED at his Residence, “Sandgate Cottage” Wynberg, on the 31st October 1847, Luke CASTRAY Esq, late Quarter-Master of HM 98th Regiment of Foot, aged 63 years and 8 months; deeply regretted and beloved by all who know him.

DIED at St.Helena on the 18th September, Henry SOLOMON Esq, late Health-Officer at that Island, aged 41 years, son of Saul SOLOMON Esq of St.Helena.

MARRIED on the 3rd November 1847 at Cape Town by the Rev E. Miller MA, Minister of the Free Church of Scotland, the Rev Louis Joseph COCHET, Minister of the Reformed Church of France, and Missionary to the Bassoutos, to Jane Brown, only daughter of the late John WILSON Esq, Advocate, Edinburgh.

MARRIAGE
In St.Paul’s Church Rondebosch by the Rev J Fry AM:
[By Special Licence]
October 21: Alexander CROLL Esq to Miss Mary Anne TOWNROE.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Paul’s Church Rondebosch by the Rev J Fry AM, October 24:
A daughter of Frederick WILLIAM, baptised Louisa.
A daughter of Mr. J.B. BRADSHAW, baptised Elizabeth Anne Mary.
An adult baptised Frederick, surnamed WILLIAM.
An adult baptised George, surnamed HARRIS.
In St.John’s Church Wynberg by the Rev Dr Okes:
Sept 26: A daughter of Mr. G. CARR, baptised Elizabeth Maria.
Oct 3: A daughter of Jacob BOTHMAN, baptised Clara Whilmina.
Oct 10: A son of Robert JOHNSON (deceased), baptised John Andries.
Oct 10: A son of Statyro Deas JOHNSON, baptised Simon Joseph.
Oct 10: An adult baptised John, surnamed LEWIS
Oct 31: A daughter of George BROWN, baptised Sarah.

DEATHS
At Three Cups:
October 22: Elizabeth ELKINGTON, aged 33 years.
October 25: James RANDALL, aged 53 years.
At Wynberg, October 31:
Luke CASTRAY Esq, formerly of HM 98th Regt.

Wednesday 10 November 1847

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 8th November by the Rev Robt.G.Lamb BA:
John MOTA to Magdalena Tresia EISEN

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 8th November by the Rev Robt.G.Lamb BA:
A daughter of Robt. H. CAFFYN Esq, baptised Maria Anna.
A son of Mr. Thos. W. CHALLIS, master mariner, baptised Walton Thomas.
A son of Mr. Richard COOPER, baptised James Nicholas.
A son of Mr. R. Calverley VAWSER, baptised William Rudston Leendert.
A daughter of Peter Daniel VAN DER HEYDEN, baptised Sina Catherine.

DEATHS
Nov 3: Henry Thomas, son of Mr. Alfred Henry NITCH, aged 7 years and 6 months.
Nov 6: Henrietta Gertrude, daughter of Mr. Andries G.H.L’Amour DE MANIELLY, aged 7 months and 26 years [sic]

Saturday 13 November 1847

MARRIAGE
By the Rev E Miller MA of the Free Church of Scotland on the 3rd November:
The Revd Louis Joseph COCHET to Miss Jane Brown WILSON.

CHRISTENING
In St.Andrew’s Church on Sunday the 7th November by the Revd Geo. Morgan:
A son of Mr. John WILSON, baptised William.

DEATH
At Three Cups:
Anglar SMETHSDORTH, aged 60 years.

Wednesday 17 November 1847

MARRIAGE
In the new Reformed Dutch Church on Monday 15th November by the Rev A Faure BA:
Mr. William GROOM to Miss Susanna Sophia COMBRINK.

CHRISTENINGS
In the new Reformed Dutch Church on Sunday 14th November by the Rev F. Berrange VDM:
A son of Mr. Jacobus Petrus DE WET, baptised Clemens Matthiessen:
In Trinity Church by the Rev T.A. Blair, Nov.14:
A daughter of Mr. Laurence George PEACOCK, baptised Anna Maria.
In St.Andrew’s Church on Sunday 14th November by the Rev geo. Morgan:
A son of Mr. D. RUSSELL, baptised George.
A daughter of Mr. J. PATERSON, baptised Mary Ann.

Saturday 20 November 1847

MARRIAGES
In the Roman Catholic Church:
Oct 11: James FITZGIBBON, serjeant 62nd Regt, to Bridget BUTLER.
Oct 11: John HOLLOWAY, private soldier 62nd Regt, to Mary D’ARCY.
Nov 1: Hugh ROONEY, private soldier 62nd Regt, to Mary KANE
In St.Paul’s Church Rondebosch by the Rev J Fry AM, November 15:
Color Serjanr James GAMBLE, of the 62nd Regt, to Elizabeth ESOR.
Andries SMITHDORP to Mary Anne REYNOLDS, widow.

CHRISTENINGS
In the Union Chapel on Sunday 14th November by the Rev J.C. Brown:
A son of R.N. BURTON, baptised John.
In the Roman Catholic Church:
Oct 26: A daughter of Adam BEAIRS, baptised Ann Catherine.
Oct 31: A daughter of Robert Josiah CARDINAL Esquire, baptised Charlotte Magdalena Stuart.
Oct 31: A son of Patrick CULLEN, baptised Alfred Michael.
Oct 31: A son of Anthony TIVEIS, baptised David Anthony.
Nov 14: A son of Jn. Chas. BLACK, baptised James Patrick.
In Trinity Church by the Rev T.A. Blair, Nov 18:
A daughter of Mr. S. SAVAGE, baptised Emma.

Wednesday 24 November 1847

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 22nd November by the Rev Robt.G. Lamb BA:
A daughter of Thomas Wilkinson ELLIOTT Esq, baptised Anna Frances Jane.
A son of Mr. Andrew COPE, baptised Edwin Thomas.
A daughter of Mr. Neil More McINTYRE, baptised Catherine Hart Rose.
In the new Reformed Dutch Church on Sunday 21st November by the Rev A Roux DD:
A daughter of Mr. Hermanus Johannes DEMPERS, baptised Christina Dorithea.

Saturday 27 November 1847

DIED on the 13th inst at Rondebosch, James Benjamin eldest son of Mr. James BRUCE, aged nine years and two months, deeply lamented by his Parents and beloved by all who knew him.

CHRISTENING
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Tuesday 23rd November by the Rev Robt.G. Lamb BA:
A son of William OPENSHAW Esq, baptised Charles Elton.

DEATHS
Nov 23: James Benjamin, son of Mr. James BRUCE, aged 9 years 2 months and 21 days.
Nov 24: Mrs. Johanna Augustina BLOCKLEY, wife of Mr. Joseph BLOCKLEY, aged 25 years.

Wednesday 1 December 1847

BIRTH in Cape Town on Sunday the 28th November, Mrs. P.J. DENYSSEN of a son
30th November 1847.

DIED on the 25th inst, our beloved Mother Mrs Maria Margaretha MELCK, Widow of the late Jan Andries HORAK Esq, aged 87 years 4 months and 12 days, of which painful loss notice is given to Relatives and Friends.
For the Joint Children
J.M. HORAK Sen.

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 29th November by the Rev Robt.G.Lamb BA:
Mr. Edwin WOODWARD to Miss Mary HENSTOCK.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 15th November by the Rev Robt.G.Lamb BA:
A daughter of the late Henry Baldwin HERRICK Esq of the Hon’ble E.I.C. Service, baptised Henrietta Isabella.
On Monday 29th November by the same:
A daughter of William Yates ELDRIDGE Esq, baptised Johanna Mary.
A daughter of Mr. Charles John MANUEL, baptised Helena.
A daughter of Mr. Thomas MASKEW, baptised Susan Frances.
A daughter of Mr. Robert HUEY, baptised Mary Jane,

DEATHS
Nov 29 1847: Richard John CLACK Esq, Lieut. H.C. Madras Native Infantry, aged 23 years.
At Somerset Hospital:
Nov 28: Henry MALCOLMSON, seaman, late of the schooner Douglas, aged 20 years.

Saturday 4 December 1847

MARRIAGE
In the Roman Catholic Church:
Nov 29: Michael DALY to Hendrica Christina VALENTINE

CHRISTENINGS
In the Roman Catholic Church:
Nov 19: A son of Mathew KEARNEY, color serjeant 62nd Regt, baptised Fredrick.
Nov 28: A daughter of Mr. James CHAPMAN, baptised Mary Anne.
Nov 28: A son of Michael MONHAN, baptised Michael.
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Sunday the 21st November by the Rev Robt.G.LAMB BA:
A son of the Revd Robert Gumbleton LAMB BA, Junior Chaplain, baptised Percy Villars.
On Wednesday 1st December by the same:
A son of Henry BICKERSTETH Esq MD, baptised Henry Carruthers Frere.

Wednesday 8 December 1847

BIRTH at Simon’s Town on Wednesday the 1st December, Mrs. Geo. BREMNER of a son.

MARRIAGE
In Trinity Church by the Rev T.A. Blair, Dec 6:
Mr. George WHALE to Mrs. Rose WARWICK

Saturday 11 December 1847

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 6th December by the Rev Robt.G.Lamb BA:
George John VAUGHAN to Christina Petronella Johanna GREBE.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 6th December by the Rev Robt.G.Lamb BA:
A son of Robert IZAT Esq, baptised George.
A daughter of the late Mr. James SCOREY, master mariner, baptised Jemima Mary Pybus.
In St.Paul’s Church Rondebosch by the Rev J Fry AM, November 28:
A son of Thomas TOMASO, baptised Edward.

DEATHS
Nov 19: John James CORBITT, aged 2 months and 13 days.
Dec 1: Frances Elizabeth, daughter of William LLOYD, aged 10 months.
Dec 1: Mary, daughter of Mr. Robert LEWIS, aged 16 days.
Dec 2: Mr. Thomas MILTON, aged 38 years.
Dec 4: Mary Jane, daughter of Mr. John SILLANDS, master mariner, aged 2 months.
On the Camp Ground:
Nov 19: Elizabeth KIRBY, aged 27 years.

MARRIED 2nd September at Marylebone Church, London, by the Reverend Frederick Chalmers, Thomas FRAZER Esq, Surgeon Royal Navy, HM Ship Crocodile, Cork, to Miss Emma Georgiana Maria, eldest daughter of James Duff WATT Esq, Assistant Commissary General to the Forces.

DIED on the 27th ult, at Wynberg, Mr. Henry John GRAY, at the early age of 27 years.
10th December 1847

Wednesday 15 December 1847

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 13th December by the Rev R.G.Lamb BA:
A son of Frederic DICKINSON Esq of Stellenbosch, baptised John William.
A son of Mr. Chas. VINCENT, baptised Daniel John Richard Palmer.

DEATH
In Somerset Hospital:
Dec 11: Andrew WHEELER, aged 37 years.

Saturday 18 December 1847

MARRIED at Sans Souci, on the 15th instant, by the Reverend John Fry, Mr. Charles Hunter HODGSON to Miss Mary Sarah Coghlan BRERETON, daughter of the late Colonel BRERETON and grand daughter of the Honorable Hamilton ROSS.

DIED at Riversdale, District of Swellendam, on the 13th December 1847, aged 40 years and a few days, Henry MARSHALL Esq, third son of William MARSHALL Esq of Londonderry, Ireland.

CHRISTENINGS
In the Free Church, Long-street by the Revd E. Miller MA:
Sept 27: A son of Mr. James RAPER, baptised Robert Muter.
Dec 5: A son of Mr. John McINTYRE, baptised Peter.
In the Roman Catholic Church:
Dec 6: A daughter of Alfred RAYMOND Esq, baptised Josephine Estelle.
Dec 12: A son of Mr. Michael Peter DELAHUNT, baptised Joseph Hilton.
Dec 12: A daughter of Louis OLIVEREZ, baptised Rosa Bernardina Magdaline.

Wednesday 22 December 1847

DIED on the 20th inst at the Lion’s Rump Signal Station, after 14 years service there, my beloved Husband, Martin H. KEET, at the age of 34 years 11 months and 12 days.
Widow Ellen KEET, born JACOBS
Cape Town, 21st December 1847.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 20th December by the Rev Robt.G.Lamb BA:
A daughter of Mr. George HOLLOWAY, of Michell’s Village, Kuils Rivier, baptised Sarah Diana.
A daughter of Mr. Robert Lamb HOWARTH, baptised Elizabeth Johanna.
A son of Mr. Samuel Jury DOWNING, baptised Charles Richard.

DEATH
Dec 16th: George Henry, son of Mr. Richard HAIRBOTTLE, aged 14 years and 8 months.

Saturday 25 December 1847

MARRIAGES
In St.Paul’s Church Rondebosch by the Rev J Fry AM, December 14:
George Norman EBDEN Esq to Miss Christina Caroline BECKER
December 15 by the same, at Sans Souci, the Residence of the Hon’ble H. ROSS Esq
[By Special Licence]
Charles Hunter HODGSON Esq to Miss Mary Sarah BRERETON.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Andrew’s Church on Tuesday the 14th December by the Rev Geo. Morgan:
A daughter of Mr. William MILLER, baptised Susan.
December 14 at Sans Souci by the Revd J Fry AM:
A son of J. STEIN Esq, baptised Hamilton.

Wednesday 29 December 1847

DIED on the 27th December at Rondebosch, Cape of Good Hope, in his 66th year, Carl Ferdinand Heinrich, Baron VON LUDWIG Phil, & MD, Knight Commander of the Royal Wurtenburg Crown and Gold Civil Merit Orders, and of the Ludwig’s Order First Class of the Grand Duchy of Hessia, Corresponding Member of the London and Massachusetts, Calcutta Horticultural and several other Societies of Natural History.
Cape Town, 28th December 1847

Many have this week to lament the loss of a valuable acquaintance, and kind-hearted friend, in Carl Ferdinand Heinrich, Baron VON LUDWIG, who died on Monday morning, at the age of 65 years. Baron VON LUDWIG has been long known and highly esteemed as the friend of improvement, but chiefly for his unwearied exertions in the formation of a Botanic Garden in Cape Town, for the introduction of new and useful plants. Into this rich field of observation and study, made and maintained entirely at his own expense, the public and strangers were most liberally admitted without charge. He was Patriarch of the Garden, as the late Michael BREDA was Patriarch of the field and the fold. May they never want successors, who may live a useful life, and leave a good name behind them!

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 27th December by the Rev Robt.G.Lamb BA:
Walter HAYWOOD to Calona VANRENEN.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday 27th December by the Rev Robt.G.Lamb BA:
A son of Mr. William GILLMAN, baptised William.
A son of Mr. Otho John HITCHCOCK, baptised Otho John.
A son of Mr. John PETERS, baptised William David.

DEATHS
Dec 21: Eliza Jane, daughter of Mr. Robert Henry HOOPER, aged 9 months and 17 days.
Dec 12: George Alfred, son of Mr. William BENTLEY, aged 1 year 4 months and 13 days.
In Somerset Hospital:
Dec 22: Robert LOWE, aged 63 years.

MARRIED December 22nd 1847, at the Residence of the Bride’s Father, by the Revd. G.W. Stegmann, William IRWIN, late Surgeon of the Ship Tigris, and only surviving son of the late Revd. Geo. IRWIN of Tuam, County Galway, Ireland, to Miss Carolina Fredrica, second daughter of Mr. Adrian BECK of Keerom-street, Cape Town.


Transcribed from CO53/8 at the national Archives in Kew

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Saturday 3 July 1847

CHRISTENING
In St.Andrew's Church on Sunday the 27th June by the Rev Geo. Morgan:
A son of Mr. George KIRKPATRICK, baptised John.

Wednesday 7 July 1847

MARRIAGE
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 5th July by the Rev Robert G.
Lamb AB:
Mr. William Jones to Miss Anis BINGHAM

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Wednesday the 30th June by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
A son of Mr. John COWLEY, baptised George Poonah.
On Monday the 5th July by the same:
A son of Mariano DE ROSARIO baptised Mariano Jose Jockeen.

DEATHS
July 1: Mrs. Elizabeth CROLE, wife of Mr. Lewis William CROLE, aged 21 years
and 3 months.
July 1: Jannet Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. John THOMPSON, aged 10 months and
5 days.
July 1: In Somerset Hospital, John STEPHENSON, aged 42 years.

Saturday 10 July 1847

MARRIAGES
At Green Point, on Monday the 5th July by the Revd J.C. Brown:
Mr. Lewis Greville POCOCK to Miss Anne Elizabeth AGARD.
In St.Paul's Church Rondebosch on Monday the 5th July by the Rev J Fry AM:
Hendrik Johannes Marthinus NYHOFF to Martha Roeloffena VAN DER SCHYFF.

CHRISTENING
In St.Andrew's Church on Tuesday the 6th July by the Rev Geo. Morgan:
A son of Mr. John HUME, baptised Andrew Stirling.

DEATH
At Rondebosch
July 4: William Daniel CORBITT, aged 1 year and 9 months.

Wednesday 14 July 1847

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 12th July by the Rev Robt. G.
Lamb AB:
A son of Mr. Thomas Clement FAULKNER, baptised Edmund.
A son of Mr. James HAMILTON, baptised James.
In St.John's Church Wynberg by the Revd Dr Okes:
April 25: A son of R. HARE Esq, baptised Charles Joseph.
May 2: An adult, native of Mozambique, baptised John Peter.
May 2: An adult, native of Mozambique, baptised Susan.
May 2: A son of John Peter KAFAHTUA, baptised Peter John Michael.
May 9: A daughter of Mr. John FISON, baptised Henrietta Faucet.
May 9: A daughter of Mr. Rd. HAYBITTEL, baptised Agnus Maria. [sic]
May 15: A daughter of Mr. BOND, baptised Louisa Matilda.
May 15: An adult, baptised Sarah HUGUENINE.
May 23: A daughter of Mr. E. WETTON, baptised Mary.
May 30: A son of Mr. J. LAMBERT, baptised John Parker.
June 6: A son of Jacob BROWN, baptised Jacob Peter.
June 6: An adult, baptised Catherine Louisa.
June 6: A son of Mr. R. LANGLEY, baptised Robert Charles.
June 14: A son of Mr. Andrew John BRUYNS, baptised Lewis Andrew Martin.
June 27: Twin daughters of Mr. FRUSHARD, baptised Laetitia Agnes and Laura
Anne.

DEATHS
July 9: Cowper ROCHFORT Esq, Captain in the 27th Regiment of Native
Infantry, and Brevet Major in the Service of the Honorable East India
Company, on the Madras Establishment, aged 45 years.
July 11th: Mr. William James BIRKWOOD, aged 68 years.
At Wynberg:
Mrs. Elizabeth COWELL, aged 57 years.
A daughter of Mr. S. RANDALL, aged 10 months (26th May)
A daughter of Mr. W. PALLAM, aged 2 years.
Saphier, native of Mozambique
Mr. Benjamin LANGLEY, aged 71 years.

Saturday 17 July 1847

At Simon's Town on Sunday July 11th, the lady of Commander John FOOTE, HMS
Rosamund, of a daughter.

MARRIAGE
In St.Paul's Church Rondebosch on Monday the 12th July by the Rev J Fry AM:
Samuel HICKS to Mary KEMMISH.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Andrew's Church on Sunday the 11th July by the Rev Geo. Morgan:
A daughter of Mr. Robert CALTON, baptised Miaron Jane.
A son of Mr. William KINGON, baptised Thomas Hugh.
A daughter of Moses UNGERS, baptised hester Deborah.

DEATHS
July 13: Mrs. Susannah ALLEY, aged 69 years.
At Three Cups:
July 7: Elizabeth WALLACE, aged 17 years and 11 months.

Wednesday 21 July 1847

MARRIAGES
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 19th July by the Rev T.A.
Blair, officiating for the Junior Chaplain:
Mr. John Peter POWELL to Mrs. Maria Susanna VAN ROMBURGH, widow.
On Tuesday 20th July by the same:
Mr. William Flude SHEASBY to Miss Maria Jacoba HELLET.

CHRISTENING
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 19th July by the Rev T.A.
Blair, officiating for the Junior Chaplain
A son of Mr. Zacharias SAMUELSSON, baptised Henry Charles.

DEATHS
July 15: Sarah RILEY, wife of Charles RILEY, aged 26 years.
July 17: Mrs. Kate CURREY, wife of Charles CURREY Esq, aged 19 years.

Saturday 24 July 1847

DIED on the 20th March at his Residence, Regent-street, London, James
FOULGER Esq, aged 77 years, deeply regretted.

MARRIAGE
In the Roman Catholic Church
June 28: John KENNY, private soldier 90th Regt, to Margaret CORBIT.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Paul's Church Rondebosch by the Rev J Fry MA:
June 27: A daughter of Jacob PETERSON, baptised Madelina.
June 28: A son of Joseph PYBUS Esq, baptised William.
July 18: A son of Mr. Robt. HARE, baptised Robert George.
July 18: A son of Geo. DANIELS, baptised George William.
In the Roman Catholic Church:
June 21: A daughter of Mr. Louis Ph. COMMAILLE, baptised Hester Johann
Carolina.

DEATH
June 28: Hester Johanna, daughter of Louis Philip COMMAILLE, aged 7 months.

Wednesday 28 July

MARRIAGE
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday 26th July by the Rev Robt. G. Lamb
BA:
Mr. Francis Jabez FRANCIS to Miss Mary EDWARDS.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday 26th July by the Rev Robt. G. Lamb
BA:
A son of Mr. James BRUCE, baptised Robert Orme.
A daughter of Mr. Jerrard DALTON, baptised Maria Anne Grant.
A son of Mr. Robert BODILY, baptised James.

DEATHS
July 20: Robert Buchanan, son of Mr. James William JURY, aged 9 months and
20 days.
In Somerset Hospital:
July 20th: Mrs. ROGERS, widow, aged 58 years.

Saturday 31 July 1847

MARRIAGES
In St.Frances' Church Simon's Town by the Revd E. Judge AM:
May 24: Henry BRADLY to Maria Elizabeth KEIZER.
June 7: Henry WILLIAMS to Johanna KLEYN.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Andrew's Church on Sunday the 18th July by the Rev Geo. Morgan:
A daughter of Mr. Robert PHILP, baptised Ellen.
In St.Frances' Church Simon's Town by the Revd E. Judge AM;
May 13: A son of Lieut. Thomas BELGRAVE RN, baptised Dacres Thomas Charles.
May 21: A daughter of Mr. H.P. DE WET, baptised Maria Elizabeth Dorothea.
June 7: A daughter of Mr. Thomas BULL, baptised Laura Emily.
June 7: A daughter of Esau LAGUMA, baptised Elizabeth Maria.
June 7: A son of Henry WILLIAMS, baptised Peter Henry.
June 7: An adult, surnamed KLEYN, baptised Johanna.

DEATHS
In Somerset Hospital:
July 26: John CLARKE, aged 80 years.
At Simon's Town:
May 20: Alexander HARTWELL, aged 27 years.
May 25: Alexander BUSSINI, aged ___
June 15: George BLEWITT, aged 23 years.
June 23: Mrs. Anne RANDALL, aged 30 years.
Wednesday 4 August 1847

MARRIAGES
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Monday 2nd August by the Rev Robt.G. Lamb
AB:
Mr. James BLOOM to Miss Johanna Magdalena Paulina TENHAM
In Trinity Church on Monday the 2nd August by the Rev T.A. Blair:
Mr. Leonard STEVENSON to Miss Ruth DAY

CHRISTENINGS
In Trinity Church on Sunday 25th July by the Rev T.A. Blair:
A daughter of Mr. WALDEGRAVE, baptised Elizabeth Jane.
Aug 2nd by the same:
A daughter of Mr. John GRIFFITHS, baptised Christina.

DEATH
July 29th: William, son of Walter LEO, aged 1 year and 6 months.

Saturday 7 August 1847

Master?s Office, Cape Town 4th August 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Eliza Mary Anne SIZE, Widow of the late
Alexander MATHEWSON of the Uitenhage District, deceased, are required to
take notice that the said deceased 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, Uitenhage, on Tuesday the 21st September next at 10 o? clock in the
forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to
attend at the time and place 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 Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master?s Office, Cape Town 4th August 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Eva Catharina SCHOLS and her predeceased
Husband Johannes Christoffel LANDMAN of the Uitenhage District, deceased,
are required to take notice that the said deceased 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, Uitenhage, on Tuesday the 21st September next at 10 o? clock
in the forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby
required to attend at the time and place 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 Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

On Wednesday the 4th August last departed this life, after a long and
painful illness, which she endured with Christian fortitude and resignation,
aged 18 years and 26 days, Miss Wilhelmina Hendrina WATHEN, beloved and only
daughter of W.H. WATHEN Esquire of Cape Town, and formerly some time Chief
Secretary to the Government of Bombay, in the East Indies.
Cape Town, 5th August 1847.

MARRIAGE
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Wednesday the 4th August by the Rev Robt.
G. Lamb AB:
John Henry REELER Esq to Miss Martha Jocoba VOGELGEZANG.

Wednesday 11 August 1847

DIED on Monday morning, the 9th inst, after an illness of 18 days, Georgina
Charlotte JARVIS, at the age of 11 years, deeply regretted by her Relatives
and Friends.

MARRIAGE
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Monday 9th August by the Rev Robt.G. Lamb
AB:
Mr. Stanley HOOK, widower, to Mrs. Charlotte Christina STEINHÖBEL, widow.

CHRISTENING
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Monday 9th August by the Rev Robt.G. Lamb
AB:
A daughter of Mr. John TUCKER, baptised Isabel Elizabeth.

DEATHS
August 8: Maria Anne Grant, daughter of Mr. Jerrard DALTON, aged 1 month and
8 days.
August 9: Sophia Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Charles BANKS, aged 3 years and
2 months.
In Somerset Hospital:
August 6: John WADE, aged 65 years.

Saturday 14 August 1847

DEATH at Woolwich on the 18th March, Major-General James P. COCKBURN, Royal
Artillery.

DIED at Graaff-Reinet on the 30th July 1847, Antoinet Christina, 2 months
and 21 days old, daughter of Anthony BERRANGE Esq.

DIED this Morning in Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, after a Residence in this
Colony of nearly fifty years, Mr. William SCOTT Senior, aged eighty-three
years.
Cape Town 11th August 1847

DIED at his Residence, Orangezigt, on the Evening of Thursday the 12th
instant, the Hon?ble M. VAN BREDA Sr. Esq, aged 72 years.
Cape Town, 13th Aug 1847.

Wednesday 18 August 1847

DIED at the Residence of Saul SOLOMON Esq, St.Helena, Hermann Gottfried
Heinrich SUFFERT Esq, aged 26 years.

MARRIAGE
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Monday 16th August by the Rev Robt.G.
Lamb AB:
George Cornelius WAITES to Hannah BARNES.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Monday 16th August by the Rev Robt.G.
Lamb AB:
A son of Mr. Henry KITCHING, baptised John Seth
A son of Mr. Benjamin Low HARRISON, baptised Benjamin William.
A son of Mr. Charles Christopher GARISCH, baptised Edward Charles Neave.

DEATHS
August 11th 1847: Mr. William Edward SCOTT Senior, aged 83 years.
August 14th: William, son of Joseph PYBUS Esq, aged 2 months and 15 days.
August 14th: Sarah, daughter of Mr. Thomas ALLDRIDGE, aged 6 months.
August 15th: Henry Charles CARPENTER Esq, aged 26 years.
At Somerset Hospital:
August 12th: Henry Wilkinson, son of James JORDAN, aged 4 years.

Saturday 21 August 1847

DIED on Sunday the 15th instant, Henry Charles CARPENTER, in the 26th year
of his age, deeply lamented by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
Cape Town, 20th August 1847.

MARRIED at the Gamtoos River Mouth on the 11th August 1847, by the Rev J
McLeland AM, Colonial Chaplain, George, third son of M.J. BERESFORD Esq,
late of Quarry Place, Kent, to Maria Helena, second daughter of P.J. KEMP
Esq.

MARRIED by Special Licence by the Rev Theophilus Atkinson, on the 30th July
last, at the Residence of E. GIBBON Esq, Colesberg, Mr. David ARNOT Junior
to Miss Ann GUMMER.

BIRTH at Sea Point, Mrs. J.G. STEYTLER Gson of a son.
18th August 1847

MARRIAGE
In St.Andrew?s Church on Monday the 16th August by the Rev Geo. Morgan:
Mr. Duncan RUSSELLto Miss Isabella Catherine Elizabeth DE VILLIERS.

CHRISTENINGS
In the Roman Catholic Church:
Aug 2: A daughter of Mr. James MURTS, baptised Sarah.
Aug 6: A daughter of Capt. Wm. MANN, baptised Caroline Sarah.
In St.Paul?s Church Rondebosch by the Rev J Fry AM:
July 25: A son of David ROBERTSON, baptised Fredrick Philip Antonia.
Ditto by the Rev George F. Child:
July 30: A son of George Robert SMALLEY Esq, baptised George Francis.
Ditto by the Rev J Fry AM:
Aug 1: A son of Jos. J. WILKINSON, baptised William Turner.

DEATHS
At Green Point:
Aug 17: Christian Gottlob, eldest son of Mr. H. F. HÖHNE, aged 7 years and 6
months.
At Rondebosch:
July 30: Mary Charlotte STROUD, aged 2 months.
Aug 1: Dent Henry DAVID, aged 1 year and 8 months.

Wednesday 25 August 1847

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Monday 16th August by the Rev Robt.G.
Lamb AB:
A daughter of Mr. Thomas Mitchell BROWN, baptised laura Maria.
Monday the 23rd August by the same:
A son of Mr. Henry McKEE, baptised John.
A son of Mr. Thomas ADAMS, baptised Henry Alexander.
A daughter of Mr. Henry OLLIVER, baptised Maria Margaret.
In St.John?s Church Wynberg by the Revd Dr Okes:
July 6: A daughter of George FRERE Esq HMC, baptised Mary Ann Helen Laurie.
July 11: A son of Mr. Thos. CUTTING, baptised Thomas William John.
July 11: A daughter of Mr. William HALLERON, baptised Christina Magdalena.
July 18: A son of Mr. John STORKEY, baptised John Daniel.
July 18: A daughter of the same, baptised Elizabeth Ann.
July 18: An adult liberated African, baptised John.

DEATHS
August 20: Arthur Frederick, eldest twin child of Mr. Rd. BANKS, aged 1 year
4 months and 22 days.
Aug 21: Mr. William Simmons STEPHENS, aged 40 years 9 months and 12 days.
Aug 21: Mrs. Emily KENNEDY, wife of Albert KENNEDY Esq, aged 27 years.

Saturday 28 August 1847

DIED at Rondebosch on Tuesday 24th inst, in her fourth year, Averilda, the
beloved daughter of Mr. Henry SHERMAN.

MARRIAGE
In St.Paul?s Church Rondebosch on Sunday the 15th Aug by the Rev J Fry AM:
Frederick WILLIAM to Elizabeth WHITE, widow.

Wednesday 1 September 1847

BIRTH at Graham?s Town on 21st August, the lady of Surgeon W.C. EDDIE of the
Cape Mounted Rifles, of twin daughters.

DEATH at Simon?s Town on the 26th August 1847, George Murry McKenly PEDDER
Esq, Royal Navy, late Port Captain, Simon?s Bay, and Nephew of the late
Admiral Sir George MURRY KCB, aged 58 years and 27 days.

DIED at Roedebloem on Thursday 26th August in the seventh year of his age,
Richard Paxter, eldest son of Mr. Richard Paxter DOBIE.

DEATHS
Aug 24: Averilda, daughter of Henry SHERMAN Esq, aged 3 years and 3 months.
Aug 25: Louisa MOGFORT, widow of the late William MOGFORT, aged 28 years.
Aug 26: Mr. James William JURY, aged 27 years and 3 months.
Aug 28: John Johannes Henry SMITH, aged 1 month and 5 days.

Saturday 4 September 1847

MARRIAGES
In St.Paul?s Church Rondebosch on Sunday the 29th Aug by the Rev F Fry AM:
William CORBITT to Dorothea Johanna NEYHOFF
In St.Frances? Church Simon?s Town by the Rev E. Judge AM:
Aug 16: Mr. Joseph William NORMAN to Miss Petronella Van der Keyle GOOSE.
Aug 30: Mr. William COZENS to Miss Wilhelmina BAKER.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Frances? Church Simon?s Town by the Rev E Judge AM:
Aug 2: A son of Mr. John JORDAN, baptised John Thomas.
Aug 2: A daughter of Doortje baptised Samelia.
Aug 5: A daughter of Commander John FOOTE, HM Stmr Rosamond, baptised
Isabella Augusta Emily
Aug 13: A daughter of Flora FLEIX, baptised Ann Juliana Paul.
Aug 18: A son of Lodewick PETERSON, baptised Martinus.
Aug 23: A daughter of Jos. KALIS, baptised Wilhelmina Elizabeth Johanna.
Aug 23: A son of Hannah ACKERMAN, baptised Edwin William.

DEATHS
Aug 20: Henry BYRNE, infant son of Mr. Robt. BYRNE, aged 3 months and 19
days.
At Rondebosch:
Aug 22: Laurence Apolus SERF, aged 9 months.
At Simon?s Town:
July 31: Mr. Andrew INGLES, aged 65 years and 6 months.
Aug 12: John HOWARD, aged 16 years.
Aug 15: George Frederick COLBY, aged 10 months and 12 days.
Aug 17: John Thomas JORDAN, aged 1 month and 16 days.
Aug 18: William SHEPPARD, aged 5 years 5 months and 17 days.
Aug 25: Edwin William ACKERMAN, aged 7 days.
Aug 27: George Murry McKenly PEDDER Esq, Port Captain of Simon?s Town, aged
58 years and 27 days.
Aug 30: William PHILLIPS, aged 7 years and 6 months.

Wednesday 8 September 1847

DIED at Gravesend on the 21st June last, aged 70, James SMITH Esq, for many
years a Resident in this Colony.

DIED at Graham?s Town on the 25th Aug, Emily Sophia and Mary Anne EDDIE,
infant twins; and on the 28th August their mother Sarah, the beloved wife of
Surgeon W.C. EDDIE, of Cape Mounted Rifles, aged 27 years.

DIED on Friday morning, the 27th Aug, my beloved wife Susannah F. VAN DER
BYL, aged 54 years 2 months and 22 days; of which painful loss I hereby give
notice to Relatives and Friends.
Phillip J VAN DER BYL
Welmoed, Eertse River
1st September 1847

MARRIAGE
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Monday 6th Sept by the Revd Robt. G. Lamb
BA:
Mr. Charles August PETERSON to Mrs. Louisa HARDEN, widow.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Monday 6th Sept by the Revd Robt. G. Lamb
BA:
A daughter of Mr. John CULLIS, baptised Elizabeth Esther.
A son of Mr. Henry Naylor TREW, baptised Henry William Charles.
A daughter of Mr. Charles SMITH, baptised Maria Frances.
A son of Mr. Ralph Samuel Francis VAN DER SCHYFF, baptised James William
Lewis.
In Trinity Church on Sunday 29th August by the Revd T.A. Blair:
A daughter of Mr. Lewis William CROLE, baptised Elizabeth Hanna Brooks.
In the Old Dutch Reformed Church, Cape Town, Sunday 5th Sept, by the Rev A
Faure BD:
A daughter of Fredrik Russouw TESSELAAR Esq, baptised Susanna Maria Brink.

Saturday 11 September 1847

Ship ?Maidstone?, 6th Sept 1847
J. McBEATH Esq.
Dear Sir, We the Undersigned, being the whole of the Passengers to the Cape
of Good Hope, cannot separate after our very pleasant Voyage without
expressing our very high opinion of you in every respect as a Seaman; and
the extreme and uniform kindness and attention we have daily received from
you merit our warmest thanks. Wishing you every success in life, and a
prosperous Voyage to the good Ship you command, we beg to subscribe
ourselves, my dear Sir,
Your sincere well-wishers
Mary RUDD
Anna C. SINCLAIR
Jane C. SINCLAIR
Henry RUDD
John W. HAY
L.M. GLAISER MD
Robt. EAGAR

To the Ladies and Gentlemen Passengers on board the Maidstone to the Cape of
Good Hope:
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
In acknowledging receipt of the kind Letter you have addressed to me, as a
mark of your satisfaction on the termination of our Cape Voyage, allow me to
return you my sincere thanks for the kind manner you have been pleased to
express yourselves towards me. That my endeavours to render the Voyage
pleasant and agreeable to you have been successful is, as you may imagine, a
source of much gratification to me ? at the same time I must attribute much
of my success to the general good feeling existing amongst the Passengers
themselves, which, with the considerate disposition invariably shown towards
myself, have rendered my efforts comparatively easy.
Wishing you all every health and happiness
Believe me to remain, dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
Yours very sincerely
J. McBEATH
7th Sept 1847

DIED at Swellendam on Monday the 6th inst, Sarah Elizabeth, second daughter
of Mr. F.B. SCRUTTON, aged 2 years and 2 months.

Wednesday 15 September 1847

TESTIMONIAL
To William DARKE Esq
Commander of the Mary Ann
Dear Sir, The Passengers on the Mary Ann having, under Divine Providence,
been brought safely to the termination of their voyage, are desirous to
offer you their unanimous and cordial acknowledgements for the uniform
attention they have received on their outward bound passage. The good
sailing qualities of your ship, the perfect freedom from all annoyances, the
regularity and order observed, the liberal treatment experienced, and the
unremitting consideration of yourself and officers to their convenience,
have in a great measure conduced to their general comfort; whilst to your
own vigilance and able management of the vessel, so ?well found? in every
respect, they must, under the Divine Protection, attribute the quick and
safe conclusion of their voyage.
Desirous, therefore, that the sense they entertain of your attention
and liberality shall be marked by something more permanent than a mere
expression of their sentiments, they beg to offer for your acceptance a
piece of Plate, which will be forwarded to you by Messrs. GORDON & Co, and
with every wish for your future success, they subscribe themselves,
Your faithful servants,
Bowes FORSTER, Lt.Col.
Fred. BISHOP, Capt.
A.D.C. BEGBIE
G.J. BEGBIE
T.E.G. HAULTAIN
F.A. LAWFORD
Charles A. McMAHON
Geo. E. COWER
W.D. BAKER
Madras Roads, June 26th 1847

To the Passengers of the Mary Ann:
Ladies and Gentlemen, Please accept my warmest thanks for the kind letter I
received from you on your leaving my ship. My officers and myself rejoice
that we have been enabled to contribute in any way to your comfort during
our past voyage, and they join with me in the most heartfelt wishes for you
future happiness.
It will afford me the greatest pleasure to accept, and I shall much
value, any token of your esteem that you may send me, and with thanks to you
all for your great kindness and considerate conduct whilst on board, allow
me to subscribe myself
Yours very faithfully and truly obliged
W. DARKE

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Monday the 13th Sept by the Revd. Robt.
G. Lamb BA:
A daughter of Mr. Arthur SEARLE, baptised Mary Elizabeth.
A son of Mr. Henry WHITAKER, baptised Henry John.
A daughter of Mr. William BANKS, baptised Charlotte Elizabeth.
A daughter of Mr. Robert Thos. CLOTHIER, baptised Harriet Charlotte.

DEATH
Sept 12: Mrs. Louisa DE WAAL, widow of the late Major William DE WAAL,
Grenadier Company, 25th Regt. H.C. Bengal Native Infantry, aged 75 years and
8 months.

Saturday 18 September 1847

DEATH
September 14: Mr. Henry Robinson MARKS, aged 36 years 11 months and 21 days.

Wednesday 22 September 1847

CHRISTENINGS
In Trinity Church by the Rev T.A. Blair:
Sept 19: A daughter of Mr. Richard BANKS, baptised Charlotte.
Sept 20: A daughter of Mr. John Lonsdale PHILLIPS, baptised Lucy Harriet.

Saturday 25 September 1847

MARRIAGES
[By Special Licence]
In the Lutheran Church on Friday 17th September
Mr. H.F. HÖHNE to Miss A.M. BROWN
In St.Paul?s Church Rondebosch September 13 by the Revd J Fry AM:
Mr. John SMITH to Mary Anne HARRISON

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Paul?s Church Rondebosch by the Rev J Fry MA:
September 12: A son of Mr. James GEE, baptised Richard Brodey.
September 12: A son of William BALLARD, baptised Thomas William.
September 19: A son of Louis John DAFEL, baptised John Henry.
In the Roman Catholic Church:
September 5: A son of Francis PENTO, baptised Francis.
Sept 5: A daughter of Mr. Wm. Francis O?CALLAGHAN, baptised Rosalie Lucy.
Sept 5: A son of Mr. George O?CALLAGHAN, baptised Joseph Humphry.
Sept 15: A son of Mr. Patrick Francis LOUGHLIN, baptised John.
Sept 19: A son of Joshua SMYTH, Royal Artillery, baptised Joshua.

DEATHS
September 21: Mr. Thomas David GALE, aged 22 years.
September 21: Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. James Samuel FOORD, aged 1 year and
2 months.

Wednesday 29 September 1847

DIED on the 23rd inst at his Residence, Buitenkant, W.Fred. HERTZOG Esq,
aged 55 years and 6 months, late Assistant Surveyor General of the Cape of
Good Hope, deeply regretted by his Family and Friends.
Cape Town, 28th Sept 1847.

MARRIAGES
At St.George?s Church Cape Town by Special Licence on Tuesday the 28th
September 1847 by the Rev R.G. Lamb BA, Edward Parry NISBET Esq of the Hon.
Company?s late Maritime Service, commanding the East India Ship Agincourt,
to Emily, second daughter of John KING Esq.
At St.George?s Church Cape Town by Special Licence on Tuesday the 28th
September 1847 by the Rev R.G. Lamb BA, Major Charles James GREEN, Corps of
Madras Engineers, to Augusta, fourth daughter of John KING Esq.

MARRIAGES
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 27th Sept by the Rev Robt.G.
Lamb BA:
Mr. Damien C.J. PFEIFFER to Miss Elizabeth SCHRODER
[By Special Licence]
On Tuesday 28th Sept by the same:
Charles James GREEN Esq, Major, Madras Engineers, to Miss Augusta KING.
Edward Parry NISBET Esq, Commander of the Agincourt, late of the Hon?ble
E.I.C. Service, to Miss Emily KING.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 28th Sept [sic] by the Rev
Robt.G. Lamb BA:
A son of Ludwig PAPPE Esq MD, baptised Robert Charles.
A son of Mr. Hugo W.A. VON SCHLICHT, baptised Wilhelm Heinrich.
A daughter of Mr. Jos. BLOCKLEY, baptised Sarah Elizabeth.
A son of Mr. Ambrose CORBITT, baptised John James.
A daughter of Mr. Thos. RABBETS, baptised Rebecca Jane.
In Trinity Church by the Rev T.A. Blair:
Sept 26: A son of Mr. James WILEY, baptised Courtenay James.
Sept 27: A son of Mr. James LOXTON, baptised George Luttermann.

DEATH
Sept 25: Edward Benjamin, son of the late John Benjamin MIDDELKOOP, aged 12
months.


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Saturday 3 April 1847

MARRIAGES
In St.Paul?s Church Rondebosch on Tuesday the 23rd March by the Rev J Fry
AM:
Mr. John Hendrik TULLEKIN to Miss Louisa Maria BOSIK.
On Monday the 29th March by the same:
Thomas TOMASOO to Louisa Elizabeth CORMAN, both Liberated Africans.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Paul?s Church Rondebosch on Sunday 14th March by the Rev J Fry AM:
A daughter of Mr. James SLOW, baptised Anne Maria.
On Sunday the 28th March by the same:
A son of Mr. Thomas FAIRCLOUGH, baptised Revel Anthony.
In Trinity Church on Thursday 1st April by the Rev T.A. Blair:
A son of Mr. John L.H. BOURHILL, baptised Edward Joseph

DEATH
At Rondebosch
March 23rd: John William RUTHVEN, aged 6 months and 24 days.

Wednesday 7 April 1847

BIRTH at Wynberg on the 5th April, the lady of Robt. HARE Esq of a son.

MARRIAGES
In St.John?s Church Wynberg by the Rev Dr Okes:
March 15: Mr James HOLLAND to Miss mary Ann Elizabeth STIGANT.
By the Rev J Fry AM:
March 29: Joseph Wm. Hume CRUSAD to Ann WAMBA.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Monday the 5th April by the Rev Robert G.
Lamb AB:
A daughter of Mr. Robert Henry HOOPER, baptised Eliza Jane.
A daughter of Mr. James DILLEMORE, baptised Amelia Ann.
A daughter of Mr. Thomas ALLDRIDGE, baptised Sarah Charlotte.
A daughter of Mr. Peter HALDING, baptised Eve Sarah Jane.
In St.John?s Church Wynberg by the Rev Dr Okes:
Feb 6: Jane Caroline; John Anthony; Joseph William Hume and Ann, all natives
of Africa.
Feb 6: A son of John ANTONY, baptised Antony henry.
Feb 14: A son of Mr. Jesse OTTRU, baptised Edward.
Feb 28: A son of Harriet HEYWARD, baptised Edward Frederick.
Feb 28: A son of John HERBERT, baptised Thomas.

DEATHS
Feb 8: Infant son of Peter MALANG, aged 7 months.
Feb 18: Miss Harriet CUTTING, aged 21 years.
Feb 24: John JOBSON, aged 47 years.

Saturday 10 April 1847

CHRISTENING on Tuesday the 6th April 1847 by the Rev Robert G Lamb BA, at
his Residence ?Zorg Vry?, Sea Point, a son of Andries DE SMIDT Esq, baptised
George Alfred.

BIRTH at Cape Town on the 8th April, the lady of Thomas ATKINSON Esq MD,
Surgeon to the Forces, of a son.

BIRTH at Somerset Road on the 6th April, Mrs R.A. CAMPION of a daughter,
still born.

CHRISTENING
In Trinity Church on Friday the 2nd April by the Rev T.A. Blair:
A son of Mr. J.F. ASCHEN, baptised Wrede.

Wednesday 14 April 1847

LOSS OF DR.SYMES AND OTHERS
Communicated in a letter to Dr. LAING, Cape Town
Mossel bay, 8th April 1847
My dear LAING,
I felt pleasure in receiving your kind note, introducing to my acquaintance
Dr. SYME. The vessel came to anchor late on Monday afternoon, in consequence
of a very heavy swell setting in. However, he paid me a visit in company
with Captain COOKES (about 7 o?clock). I wished him to take up his quarters
with me till such time he could get a conveyance to George Town, but he
preferred going on board to sleep, in consequence of his being anxious to
get all his luggage together. The following morning he landed everything,
and it being a beautiful quiet day, not a breath of wind blowing, it was
proposed by Captain COOKES to have a sail round the Island (called Seal
Island) ?and have a day?s excursion for once in his life?, as he observed.
The boat left with COOKES, Dr. SYME, Mr. Nicholas ACKER, son of a resident
merchant, and a little boy about 8 years old, son of our market master (VAN
HESSE), and late in the afternoon some sort of anxiety was shown by those
who knew they had gone round the Island. I was quite ignorant of it, and
once or twice expressed surprise to Mrs. ELLIOTT that they had not called as
promised; 8 o?clock came, but nothing was seen or heard of them; I ordered a
boat to go in search. It returned about 2 o?clock in the morning without
tidings. Then flashed before us the awful truth that the boat must have
capsized. Fires in all directions were made, and so soon as daylight came we
went round the beach, and you may imagine our feelings when we saw Dr. SYMES
lying on his back, without shoes or stockings, his whole appearance shewed
he must have died without a struggle. I found a gold watch in his pocket,
and £3:10 ? he was conveyed immediately to the bay. The funeral will take
place this afternoon. The other bodies have not yet been found. I will send
the clothes &c per Louisa. Such is the plain simple statement of this
mournful event that has cast a gloom over all. You will disclose the affair
to the family in your own way. Let me know per return of post if more
information &c &c is required and it shall be sent. I am yours very truly
Thos. ELLIOTT

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Andrew?s Church by the Rev Geo. Morgan on Sunday April 11th:
A daughter of Mr. James BRYCE, baptised Margaret.
In Trinity Church on Monday 12th April by the Rev T.A. Blair:
Four children of Mr. George Alfred ASHLEY, baptised Emma, George Francis,
Marianne and Charlotte Jane.

DIED at Mossel Bay on the evening of Tuesday the 6th current, John SYME Esq
MD, in the 26th year of his age, deeply lamented by his Family and Friends.
April 14th 1847

DIED on the 8th instant at the Vineyard, Claremont, at the Residence of Mr.
BILLINGSLEY, after a lingering illness, Sarah, the beloved wife of Capt.
Richard JOHNSON, aged 25 years, sincerely regretted by her Relatives and
Friends.

DIED on the 10th April 1847, my beloved husband Mr. Johannes LOUW Senior,
aged 82 years 3 months and 16 days, notice whereof is hereby given to
Relatives and Friends.
Widow J. LOUW Sr.
Cape Town, April 13th 1847.

Saturday 17 April 1847

DIED at her Residence, behind the Castle, on Tuesday the 13th instant at
4pm, after a short illness of two days, Hannah, the widow of the late
Captain Wm. HOLLETT, in the fiftieth year of her age; leaving a family of
six children to deplore the loss of a most affectionate and beloved Mother.
In the name of the joint Children
A.M. HOLLETT
16th April 1847

Master?s Office, Cape Town 14th April 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Barend Hermanus GROENEWALD, of the Caledon
District, deceased, are required to take notice that the said deceased died
intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the
deceased, and surviving spouse Catharina Elizabeth GROENEWALD, and all
others whom these presents may concern will be held before the Resident
Magistrate, at his Office, Caledon, on Thursday the 27th May next at 10 o?
clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are
hereby required to attend at the time and place 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 Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

MARRIAGES
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Monday the 12th April by the Rev Robert G
Lamb AB:
Mr. William Benjamin HAYLETto Miss Catharina Regina SMITH.
On Thursday the 15th April by the same:
Mr. John CARREYto Miss Eliza Hawksley Mitchell BROWN.
In St.Paul?s Church Rondebosch on Sunday the 4th April by the Rev J Fry AM:
Mr. George DANIELS to Miss Sarah JOBSON.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Tuesday the 6th April by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
A son of Andries DE SMIDT Esq, baptised George Alfred.
On Monday the 12th April by the same:
Two daughters (twins) of Mr. Hugh Percy SWANSON, baptised Mary Ann and Jane.
In St.Paul?s Church Rondebosch on Wednesday the 7th April by the Rev J Fry
MA:
A son of Mr. Robert GRAHAM, baptised John James.
On Sunday the 11th April by the same:
A son of Mr. George MILLER, baptised James RICHARD
A daughter of Mr. John LOCKE, baptised Anne Matilda.
An adult baptised Christina, surname DANIELSE.

DEATHS
April 13: Mrs. Hannah HOLLETT, widow of the late Captain William HOLLETT,
Master Mariner, aged 49 years and 8 months.
At Somerset Hospital:
April 7: Thomas BARNES, aged 25 years.

Wednesday 21 April 1847

The Undersigned beg to give notice to Relatives and Friends, as well here as
elsewhere, that their beloved son Petrus Adrianus, aged 7 years, lost his
life on the Evening of Tuesday the 6th, whilst on a sailing excursion, by
the upsetting of the Boat; and they sincerely return their thanks to those
Friends of this place who came forward with their sympathy and kindness in
the hour of trial, affliction and sorrow, occasioned by the above melancholy
accident.
Hermanus VAN HEES
E.C.J. VAN HEES, born LAURENS
Mossel Bay 9th April 1847

Cape Town, 21st April 1847
DIED at his Residence on the 20th instant, M. Manoel de Oliveira SANTOS,
late Consul for His Majesty the Emperor of Brazil at the Cape of Good Hope.

MARRIAGE
In Trinity Church on Monday 19th April by the Rev T.A. Blair:
Mr. Henry George JAMES to Miss Elizabeth NIBBS

CHRISTENINGS
In Trinity Church on Saturday 17th April by the Rev T.A. Blair:
A son of Mr. Charles Martin BROOKS, baptised Augustus Delacourtte.
A daughter of Mr. John Aloysius RELIHAN, baptised Henrietta Stein.
A son of Mr. Peter Alexander SAUNDERS, baptised Joseph Henry.
A daughter of Mr. Andries G.H. L?Amour DE MANIELLY, baptised Henrietta
Gertuida.

Saturday 24 April 1847

Master?s Office, Cape Town, 21st April 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Hanna HOLLETT, 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 Master?s Office, at the Public
Buildings, Cape Town, on Tuesday the 8th June next, at 11 o?clock in the
forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to
attend at the time an place aforesaid; then and there to see Letters of
Administration granted to such Person or Persons as shall 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.

DIED at Mossel Bay on the 6th instant, by the upsetting of the boat whilst
on a sailing excursion, Mr. Henry COOKES, Master of the Schooner ?Louisa?,
aged 27 years, sincerely regretted by his Employer and Friends.

DIED at Cape Town on the 14th inst, Jane Charlotte, wife of Alexander
HUTCHINSON Esq, Attorney
Cape Town 23rd April 1847

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Andrew?s Church on Sunday the 18th April by the Rev Geo. Morgan:
A son of Mr. J. BRAMWEL, baptised James.
A daughter of Mr. W. MOAG, baptised Mary Flisher.
A daughter of Mr. John GLYNN, baptised Bridella Rebecca.
In the Roman Catholic Church:
March 15: A son of Patrick DUNN, soldier (Rifles), baptised Nichols.
March 28: A daughter of Mr. Jn. NEAGLE, baptised Johanna.
April 18: A son of Mr. Charles WILTON, baptised Charles Decker.

DEATH
April 23: Alatta Christinia Elizabeth DERCIESEKE, aged 22 years.

Wednesday 28 April 1847

BIRTH, Mrs. BANCE of a son, who expired in a few hours.
Cape Town, 16th April 1847.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Monday the 26th April by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
Two daughters (twins) of William LLOYDS, baptised Frances Elizabeth and
Louisa Johanna.

DEATHS
April 24th: Mr. David SHIRLING, aged 45 years.
April 24th: Mary Ann, daughter of Mr. Charles Gerard PRINCE, aged 1 year 4
months and 9 days.

Saturday 1 May 1847

Master's Office, Cape Town 28th April 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Maria Margaretha GILDENHUYS, Widow of the
late Stephs. Petrus JORDAAN, of the Paarl District, deceased, are required
to take notice that the said deceased 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, Paarl, on Tuesday the 8th June next at 10 o' clock in the forenoon
precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend
at the time and place 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 Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master's Office, Cape Town, 28th April 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Jane Charlotte HUTCHINSON, deceased, are
required to take notice 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 Master of the Supreme Court, in the
Master's Office, at the Public Buildings, Cape Town, on Tuesday the 8th June
next, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as
aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the time an place aforesaid; then
and there to see Letters of Administration granted to such Person or Persons
as shall 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 28th April 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Philip NORTON, of the Graham's Town
District, deceased, are required to take notice that the said deceased died
intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the
deceased, and surviving Spouse, and all others whom these presents may
concern will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Graham's
Town, on Wednesday the 9th June next at 10 o' clock in the forenoon
precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend
at the time and place 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 Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master's Office, Cape Town 28th April 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of James WARD, late of the Albany District,
deceased, are required to take notice that the said deceased died intestate,
and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the deceased, and
surviving Spouse, and all others whom these presents may concern will be
held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Graham's Town, on
Wednesday the 9th June next at 10 o' clock in the forenoon precisely; and
all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the time and
place 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 Dative of the
Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master's Office, Cape Town 28th April 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Barend Petrus NIEUWOUDT, a minor, of the
Clanwilliam District, deceased, are required to take notice that the said
deceased 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
12th June next at 10 o' clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such
Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the time and place
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 Dative of the
Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Paul's Church Rondebosch on Sunday the 25th April by the Rev J Fry AM:
A Liberated African Apprentice of Mr. William GILLMER, baptised William
Richard, surnamed CHILANGA.
A son of Mr. William DUCKETT, baptised Hermanus Frederick.

DEATHS
At Rondebosch:
April 15: William NESBET, aged 40 years.
April 16 [or18?] A daughter of William IRON, aged three weeks.

Wednesday 5 May 1847

DEATH
May 1: William Frederick HICKS Esq, Commissioner and Magistrate, Columbo,
aged 27 years.

Saturday 8 May 1847

DIED at Sapcote Rectory in Leicestershire, on the 28th January 1847, after a
brief illness of seven days, John Lang, only son of Henry BICKERSTETH Esq.

Master's Office, Cape Town 5th May 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of John Henry WEBB, of the Graham's Town
District, deceased, are required to take notice that the said deceased died
intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the
deceased, and surviving Spouse, and all others whom these presents may
concern will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Graham's
Town, on Wednesday the 16th June next at 10 o' clock in the forenoon
precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend
at the time and place 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 Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master's Office, Cape Town 5th May 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Frederick CAPEL, late of the Albany
District, deceased, are required to take notice that the said deceased died
intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the
deceased, and surviving Spouse, and all others whom these presents may
concern will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Graham's
Town, on Wednesday the 16th June next at 10 o' clock in the forenoon
precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend
at the time and place 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 Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

MARRIAGE
[By Special Licence]
In St.George's Church cape Town on Wednesday the 5th May by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
Captain Joseph Herman CAUVIN of the schooner Elizabeth to Miss Anna J.E.W.B.
WOODCOCK.

DEATH
May 5: Arthur, son of Harry Remington HORNE Esq, aged 1 year and 6 months.

CHRISTENING at the Paarl on Sunday the 25th April 1847 by the Rev G.W.A. VAN
DER LINGEN VDM, a son of J.L. TRUTER Esq, Clerk of the Peace, Paarl,
baptised James Lionel.

Wednesday 12 May 1847

THE MARY ANN
To Captain W. DARKE, Commander of the Mary Ann,
Dear Sir,
We the Undersigned, passengers by the Mary Ann, have great pleasure in
giving publicity to our sense of the obligation under which your uniform
kindness and unremitting attentions during our voyage from London have laid
us.
Circumstances which were beyond all human control have made our voyage
unusually long, but those very circumstances have tended to excite our
admiration of that professional skill, that never-failing presence of mind,
and that untiring vigilance which inspired us with the fullest confidence
during our stormy passage.
Begging you to accept our cordial thanks, our best wishes, and the assurance
of our sincere esteem,
We remain, dear Sir
Yours faithfully
William ELLIOTT
Catharine ELLIOTT
Charles McMAHON
Dora McMAHON
G. COWER
W. BARKER
A. BEGBIE
G. BEGBIE
T. HAULTAIN
H. SHERMAN
W. PHILIP
F. LAWFORD

DEATHS
May 6: Charles, son of Charles TENNANT Esq, aged [10?] months
May 6: Mr. Evan William ROGERS, aged 41 years.
May 7: Mrs. Charlotte DENTING, aged 61 years.

DAGUERREOTYPE PORTRAITS
SPARMANN's Daguerreotype Portraits, taken daily in the Garden, No.29
St.John-street, by Mr. E. JONES, under the superintendence and according to
the latest improvements of Mr. C. SPARMANN. Portraits colored if required,
at the option of the person who is taken.
As many persons imagine that Likenesses in Daguerreotype cannot be taken
without a powerful Sun, it is stated that sunshine is not necessary for the
purpose, and that good cloudy days are equally eligible, and at all hours of
the day, excepting when the sun is bright an clear, then the best time is
from 1 to 4 o'clock pm.
It is advisable for the dress of Ladies to be of dark color, in Silk or
Satin, or Scotch Plaid, the Plaid being a pattern which will shew itself
with great exactness; for gentleman it need only be said that the less there
is of white in their apparel the greater the effect will be.
Cape Town, March 30 1847

Saturday 15 May 1847

DIED at his Residence in Simon's Town on Sunday the 9th May 1847 in the 78th
year of his age, John OSMOND Esq JP, for upwards of 46 years resident in
this Colony. He was a faithful member of Society; a public Benefactor to all
classes; and in him, the poor in general have met with an irreparable loss;
and he was "an Honest Man, the noblest work of God".

LODEWYK Jun
Hairdresser and Perfumer
Begs to inform his old Customers and the Public that he cuts Hair, as usual,
for Families at 15s, single Persons at 5s per annum, payable every six
months. Razors set. Wigs altered and made to order; Ladies and Gentleman
furnishing hair will have them at a lower price. Orders in Town, Green Point
and the Gardens punctually attended to, between 6 and 9 in the Morning. On a
day's notice being given. Hair cut in the Shop after 9 o'clock, Gentlemen
6d, Children 3d. Also Shaving, Hair Dressing &c.

Master's Office, Cape Town 12th May 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of George MIDGELLY, Shopkeeper, of the
Graham's Town District, deceased, are required to take notice that the said
deceased died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors
of the deceased, and surviving Spouse, and all others whom these presents
may concern will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office,
Graham's Town, on Wednesday the 23rd June next at 10 o' clock in the
forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to
attend at the time and place 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 Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

MARRIAGE
In Union Chapel by the Revd J.C. Brown on Thursday the 13th instant:
William James SMITH Esq to Miss Margaret Mardin GUNN

DEATHS
At Rondebosch:
May 5: Conrad Franson GRANGER, aged 10 years 9 months and 4 days.
May 5: Mr. William FERGUSON, merchant, aged 33 years.

Wednesday 19 May 1847

MARRIAGE
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 17th May by the Rev R.G. Lamb
AB:
Mr. Richard RUNDLE to Miss Mary PORTER

CHRISTENING
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 17th May by the Rev R.G. Lamb
AB:
A son of Mr. Francis J. Anson WEBSTER, baptised Richard Henry.

DEATHS
May 13: Mrs. Johanna Maria Hendrica WRIGHT, wife of Mr. William WRIGHT, aged
37 years.
May 13: Mr. Donald McDONALD, aged 23 years.
May 15: Mrs. Arabella Susan HARRINGTON, wife of Mr. E?? [obscured in fold]
HARRINGTON, aged 41 years and 2 months.

Saturday 22 May 1847

DIED on Friday the 14th May, our beloved sister Hugena Rachel Elizabeth
MARTINSON, aged 23 years 7 months and 24 days, of which notice is hereby
given to Relatives and Friends.
William MARTINSON
Thomas MARTINSON

DIED on Sunday 9th instant, Mrs. Antoinette Magdelan GREEN, widow of the
late Edward Knolles GREEN Esq, in her 55th year.
Cape Town, 15th May 1847

MARRIAGE
In the Roman Catholic Church, 4th May:
Mr. Joseph MARIGHOTTA to Miss Maria VAN DER POST.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.John's Church Wynberg by the Revd Dr Okes:
April 4: A son of Mr. Henry CURTIS, baptised William.
April 19: A daughter of Mr. Fredrik GRAY, baptised Sarah Fredericka.
By the Revd T.A. Blair, officiating:
April 26: A son of Robert HAW Esq, baptised Charles Joseph.
In the Roman Catholic Church:
May 2: A daughter of William COTHERAL, Royal Artillery, baptised Ellenor.
May 7: A daughter of Thomas HAYWARD, private soldier, baptised Anne
Margaret.

Wednesday 26 May 1847

MARRIAGE
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 24th May by the Rev Robert G.
Lamb AB:
Mr. James STURE to Miss Margaret Caroline DE GREEFF

DEATH
May 25: Mrs. Sarah JESSUP, wife of Mr. George JESSUP, aged 45 years.

Saturday 29 May 1847

REMOVAL
C. SCHULTZE, Professor of Music, has removed to Mr. DE GIER's, No.69
Bree-street.

MARRIAGE
In the Union Chapel on Tuesday the 25th May by the Revd J.C. Brown:
Mr. William MIDDLETON to Mrs. Anne Maria KNIPE.

CHRISTENING
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 24th May by the Rev R.G. Lamb
AB:
A son of Mr. Henry William WEST, baptised Henry William.

The Undersigned hereby gives notice that he will not be answerable for any
Debts contracted by his Wife, Jeanette LOCKE
John LOCKE
Cape Town, May 28th 1847

Departed this Life in London on the 21st January last, Captain John DRURY hp
Royal Marines, aged 63 years, leaving a widow and 7 children to deplore
their loss.

Wednesday 2 June 1847

DIED at his Residence in Orange-street, in the 51st year of his age,
Frederick Stephanus WATERMEYER Esq, deeply regretted.
Cape Town, Monday 31st May 1847

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 31st May by the Rev R.G. Lamb
AB:
A daughter of Mr. William BROWN, baptised Jennet Susannah.
A daughter of Mr. Henry JENKINS, baptised Ellen Mary Ann.

DEATHS
May 29: Mr. John KIMMISH, aged 49 years.
In Somerset Hospital:
May 25: William SWANBORG, aged 30 years.
May 28: Thomas SMITH, aged 27 years.

Saturday 5 June 1847

DEATH on the 4th instant at his Residence, Woodlands, Cape of Good Hope,
E.C. MORGAN Esq, formerly of the Hon?ble E.I.C. Service, Bombay, deeply
regretted.

Wednesday 9 June 1847

BIRTH in Cape Town on the 7th instant, Mrs. BICKERSTETH of a son.

MARRIED at Stellenberg, near Wynberg, by the Rev P.E. Faure BD, Hendrik
CLOETE Esq, eldest son of S.V. CLOETE Esq, to Miss Geeje W.M. EKSTEEN,
youngest daughter of D.G. EKSTEEN Esq.
1st June 1847

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 7th June by the Rev R.G. Lamb
AB:
A son of Mr. George SPIERS, baptised george.
A daughter of Mr. William WRIGHT, baptised Elizabeth Rebecca.
A son of Mr. Thomas John COATES, baptised William Louis.
A son of Mr. John HARRIS, baptised John Henry.
In St.Andrew?s Church by the Rev Geo. Morgan on Sunday 6th June:
A son of Mr. George Alexander MELLE, baptised Theodore Albert Charles.

DEATH
June 4: John Charles ALEXANDER, aged 14 years 6 months and 25 days.

Saturday 12 June 1847

MARRIAGES
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 7th June by the Rev R.G. Lamb
AB:
Mr. James GARDNER to Miss Mary Ann THOMAS
In St.Paul?s Church Rondebosch on Monday the 7th June by the Rev M.J.
Jennings MA:
Mr. Edwin HART to Miss Johanna Philipina Hendrina KROISSA

DEATH
June 4th at his Residence on the Camp Ground, Edward Cob MORGAN Esq, aged 53
years.

Saturday 19 June 1847

MARRIED by Special Licence at his Residence, St.George?s-street, by the Rev
J.M. Kloek Van Staveren, Minister of the Lutheran Church, Carl Ferdinand
Heinrich, Baron VON LUDWIG, Phil. And M.D. Knight Commander of the Royal
Wurtenberg Crown and Gold Civil Merit Orders, and of the Ludwig?s Order
first Class of the Grand Duchy of Hessia, Corresponding Member of the London
and Massachusetts, Calcutta Horticultural, and several other Societies of
Natural History, to Eliza GRIFFITH, Relict of the late William Storey
BRIDEKIRK Esq.

MARRIAGE
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 14th June by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
Mr. George ROSE to Miss Elizabeth Augusta NORTON.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 14th June by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
A son of Mr. Joseph ROSS, baptised William Bernard.
On Tuesday the 15th June by the same:
A daughter of Henry Ralph HARRIS Esq, baptised Emma Henrietta.
In Trinity Church, by the Rev T.A. Blair:
May 31: A son of Mr. C.M. WELSFORD, baptised George Henry.
A daughter of Mr. J. LIGHTFOOT, baptised Elizabeth Alice.
June 7: A daughter of Mr. Geo. HODGSON, baptised Amelia Cherry.
June 11: A son of Capt. Henry WILSON, baptised Charles Henry.
June 14: A son of Robert BENFIELD, baptised Breganza Walter.
A son of Mr. James DIVINE, baptised Henry James.
Koomater, liberated African, baptised Peter.
Mareso, liberated African, baptised Henry.
Mancootie, liberated African, baptised Sarah.

Wednesday 23rd June 1847

DIED at his Residence at Rondebosch on the 21st inst, Capt. Jas. SCOREY,
many years resident at Port Elizabeth, in the 56th year of his age, deeply
and sincerely regretted.

MARRIAGE
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 21st June by the Rev Robert
G. Lamb AB:
Mr. James STONE to Miss Hendrika Johanna ROSE

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 21st June by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
A son of John SHEPHERD Esq, baptised William Charles.
A daughter of Mr. Jos. Octavus WILMOT, baptised Catherine.

DEATH
June 19: James Henry, son of William BROADWAY Esq, aged 9 months.

Saturday 26 June 1847

BIRTH on Thursday the 24th instant at Green Point, the lady of the Reverend
Robert Gambleton LAMB, Junior Chaplain, St.George?s Church, of a son.

DIED at his Residence, Diep Piver, near Wynberg, Mr. Benjamin LANGLEY,
native of England, deeply regretted by his surviving Wife and Friends.

DIED on the 25th June, aged seven months, Arthur Maitland, son of Lieut-Col
SLADE, 90th Light Infantry.

MARRIAGE
In Union Chapel on Tuesday the 22nd inst by the Revd J.C. Brown:
Lavoo to Clasa, liberated Africans.

Wednesday 30 June 1847

At Wynberg, Mrs W. HOPE of a daughter, June 29th.

SULPHURIC ETHER - PAINLESS OPERATION
Graham?s Town, June 21st, 1847
To the Editor: Sir, - I must apologise for intruding on your columns on
subject purely medical, but as there is no medical periodical circulating
through the Eastern Districts, and as it is highly desirable that the
extraordinary effects of the inhalation of the vapor of Sulphuric Ether in
producing total insensibility to pain during surgical operations, should be
made known as extensively as possible, in order that country practitioners
may at once avail themselves of this most valuable discovery, I am induced
to send you the results of some experiments I have lately made. The first
opportunity I have had of testing its efficacy was on Mr. F. CARLISLE,
Deputy Sheriff of Albany, who at once volunteered to become the subject of
any experiments I might wish to institute for this purpose. This gentleman,
about 27 years ago, lost almost the whole of the calf of his left leg from
erysipelas, terminating in gangrene, which nearly proved fatal. From this
very great contraction of the leg resulted, and for the last few years there
has been an irritable ulcer, extending up into the bend of the knee, which,
though not of a malignant character or threatening danger to life, was still
a constant source of pain and annoyance, and he would gladly have got rid of
the useless limb years ago, if it could have been removed without pain.
After several experiments with different kinds of apparatus, with and
without valves, which it is unnecessary for me to describe, I succeeded in
producing the requisite degree of insensibility to pain, the patient being
nevertheless perfectly conscious of what was going on around him, and able
to answer questions correctly. Whilst under the influence of the ether the
most severe pinching appeared to cause no pain, and on being asked if he
felt it, he replied, ?I am conscious of your pinching me, but you don?t
appear to pinch ?. [line obscured in paper fold] When partially recovered
from the effects of the ether he set to pinching himself so energetically
that the leg was discoloured for several days after, yet all the while
exclaiming he could not feel it. Having by these experiments fully satisfied
himself of the perfect efficacy of the ether, when properly managed, he
consented to have his leg removed, stipulating that the operation should not
be commenced till he himself gave the word of command, and the following
day, (on Wednesday, the 16th instant) I amputated the thigh in its lower
third, assisted by my father Mr. John ATHERSTONE, District Surgeon, Dr.
HADAWAY, 91st and Dr. IRWIN, 27th Regt. After ten or twelve inhalations of
the ether, the patient put down his head and pinched himself to ascertain
what degree of sensibility there was. He then continued inhaling for a short
time longer, when he again pinched himself and immediately said, ?I?m drunk
enough now ? you may begin.? The tourniquet was immediately tightened, and
at the same instant the first plunge of the knife effected without the least
motion or sign of suffering on the part of the patient, who at this stage
appeared perfectly unconscious, and continued inhaling the ether,
mechanically opening and closing his nostrils with his own hand. So perfect
was the insensibility, that Dr. IRWIN, who had placed his hand on the
patient?s arm, thinking he might start, finding not the slightest resistance
during the first incision, removed his hand altogether, as did also an
assistant who had taken hold of the leg, and for the rest of the operation
the patient lay perfectly free and motionless on the bed. At the second
incision, which divided the large nerves and vessels, he uttered an
involuntary shriek, although not the slightest movement was perceptible or
other symptom of pain. As soon as the leg was off the ether bottle was
removed, the patient still holding his nose and becoming very talkative and
even humorous as he gradually recovered from the stupefying effects of the
ether. The time during which the ether was inhaled was about three minutes.
When the arteries were taken up and the dressings being applied, the
following dialogue took place between the patient and one of the medical
gentlemen present: - Patient ? ?It?s very odd, do you know I fancy I am
still holding my nose!?
Dr. I ? ?Well, so you are, most energetically too.? ? Then why remove the
vapor?? ?Because the operation is all over ? your leg has been off some
time now.? ? ?Now don?t talk nonsense to me, - I?m a reasonable man you
know, explain why the bottle is gone.? ? ?You don?t want it any longer, -
your leg is off, Mr. CARLISLE.? ? What ? my leg off? Impossible ? I can?t
believe it ? let me see for myself,? ? and on seeing the stump, he burst out
?God be praised! It?s the grandest discovery ever made, - we must erect a
monument to this fellow?s memory, - it?s the greatest boon ever conferred on
man, - I have been totally unconscious of every thing, - the sound of that
horrid saw still grates upon my ears as if heard in a dream from which you
have just awoke me, but as for pain I have not felt the slightest,? ? he has
since stated that the impression on his mind was that he was present at an
imputation performed upon some other person, - he has a vivid recollection
of hearing the scream, and pitied the poor fellow from his heart, but had no
conception that the poor patient he so commiserated was in reality himself!
On the day following the operation the countenance had lost all that anxious
pinched-up appearance of suffering it had before worn, and the patient
expressed himself as feeling quite well, able to read, write, and in fact do
anything but stomp about. There has been no inflammation of the stump or
other bad symptom, and the case is progressing very favorably. One fact
noticed during the operation is too important to be passed over. The blood
poured out by the arteries was so dark as to be scarcely distinguishable
from venous blood. This imperfect oxygenation of the blood shows that great
caution is necessary to continuing the inhalation beyond a given time. The
complete loss of muscular power produced by the ether points out its great
value in the reduction of dislocations, fractures, &c., where several
assistants are frequently required to overcome the resistance of the
muscles. It appears to me that this state of insensibility and prostration
of nervous and muscular power is not due directly to the ether, but to a
state of partial asphyxia produced by the circulation of non arterialized
blood through the system. Hot water, as recommended in the English papers
to produce vaporization of the ether is not necessary ? on the contrary it
appeared invariably to produce unpleasant sensations, the patient
complaining of a burning sensation in his chest, inability to inhale it,
cough, &c. This was not the case with the ether vapor, however strong, when
inhaled cold. I found that rapid vaporization from extent of surface is
much preferable to vaporization by heat. The vessel in which the ether is
placed should be of such a size as to contain sufficient vapor to induce
rapid insensibility ? success appeared to depend in a great measure on the
rapidity with which it acted. The tube thro? which the ether is inhaled
should be sufficiently large to offer no resistance whatever to free
inspiration, and the respirations should be slow and prolonged, so that the
lungs are well filled with the vapor, which should be retained for a few
seconds before being expired again. The apparatus I used on the present
occasion was of the simplest construction. It consisted of a large
wide-mouthed bottle capable of holding about two quarts, which had two
apertures in the cork, through one of which passed a glass tube, ½ inch
diameter, reaching to within ¼ inch of the surface of the ether; in the
other aperture and elastic tube with ivory mouth piece was fixed for
inhaling the vapor. About two ounces of ether being poured down the glass
tube, both tubes were stopped for some minutes to allow the vapor to fill
the bottle before inhaling. Assuming the quantity of air taken into the
lungs at each inspiration to be 20 cubic inches, which is about the average,
a bottle of this size will contain vapor for about 5½ inspirations. These
experiments have fully satisfied me, as well as the other medical gentlemen
who attended the operation, that the inhalation of ether is perfectly safe,
and unattended by any unpleasant consequences when properly administered,
and that it is capable of producing complete insensibility to pain and
prostration of muscular power.
I am, &c.
W. Guybon ATHERSTONE. M.D.

CHRISTENINGS
In Trinity Church on Monday 21st June by the Rev T.A. Blair:
An adopted child of Mr. Thomas Isaac MELLISH, baptised Eliza Parsons MELLISH
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 28th June by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
A son of Mr. Geo. Wing BROWNING Esq, baptised George Bryan Evelyn.
A son of Mr. George COLEMAN, baptised Harry Gripper.
A son of Mr. Thomas WILLIAMS, baptised Thomas Ralph Alexander.

DEATHS
June 21st: Mr. James SCOREY, Master Mariner, late of Port Elizabeth, aged 56
years.
June 25th: Arthur Maitland, son of Lt-Col SLADE, HM 90th Regt, aged 7
months.
June 23rd: Henry TAYLOR, Seaman, from the Bark ?Alverton?, aged 30 years.


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Saturday 2 January 1847

DIED at her Residence, 30 Upper Eaton-street, Pimlico, on the 4th September
last, Mrs. Sarah SHUTER, Relict of James SHUTER Esq, aged 87 years.

MARRIAGES
In St.George's Church on Wednesday the 30th Dec by the Rev R.G. lamb AB:
Mr. John SILLANDS, master mariner, to Miss Susannah LUCAS
In Union Chapel Cape Town on Tuesday 29th December by the Rev J.C. Brown:
Mr. James BEECHY to Miss Emma LONG.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Paul's Church Rondebosch on Saturday 26th Dec by the Rev J Fry AM:
A son of Colonel JAMES, baptised Sidney Leighton.
A son of Jeremiah SULLIVAN, baptised John Henry.
In the Roman Catholic Church:
Dec 13: A son of Capt. William ROOME, baptised Charles Francis.
Dec 13: A son of the late Daniel McMILLEN, baptised James Daniel.
Dec 20: A son of Mr. William WALSH, baptised Francis Mathew.
Dec 22: A daughter of Mr. James Alexander ROBERTSON, baptised Johanna
Elizabeth.

DEATH
Dec 29: Mrs. Maria HOLDING, aged 58 years.

Wednesday 6 January 1847

BIRTH: Mrs F.S. WATERMEYER of a daughter.
Orange-street, 29th Dec 1846.

MARRIAGES
In the Scotch Church on the 7th Dec 1846 by the Rev G Morgan:
Mr. Alexander WILSON to Miss Mary MASSMAN.
29th December by the Rev W Gorrie of the Free Church of Scotland:
John MAY to Francina PETERSEN.

CHRISTENINGS
On Sunday 3rd January 1847 by the Rev E Miller of the Free Church of
Scotland:
A daughter of Capt. William BROTCHIE of the Barque Charles, baptised
Harriette.
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 4th Jan 1847 by the Rev Robert
G. Lamb AB, Junior Chaplain:
A son of the late Mr. William Henry Shepheard READ, baptised Shepheard
James.
A daughter of Mr. Harden FORD, baptised Ellen Sophia.
A son of Mr. Isaac LUITER, baptised Isaac James Truebody.
A son of William MEYERS, baptised Daniel Edward.
A son of Thomas STAIN, baptised John William.
In St.Andrew's Church on the 7th December by the Rev Geo Morgan:
A daughter of H. McLACHEN Esq, Stellenbosch, baptised Pringle.

DEATHS
January 1st 1847: James SAMS
January 1st 1847: Reuben, son of Mr. John KING, Inspector of Police, aged 28
days.
January 2nd: Mrs. Frances HEYWARD, widow, aged 50 years, at Somerset
Hospital.
January 1st: James WATSON, seaman, late of the brig Harmony.

Saturday 9 January 1847

DIED yesterday, on his Passage from Essequibo to George Town, Dr.McCARTNEY,
Phrenologist
"Royal Gazette", British Guiana
11th July 1846.

DIED at Athens, Mr. W.J. MARSH Esq of Merton College, Oxford, only son of
A.C. MARSH Esq of "Eastbury" Herts, and Nephew of George MARSH Esq,
Government Resident at Saldanna Bay, aged 21 years.

Master's Office, Cape Town, 6th January 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Matthys Michielse LOUW, deceased, and
surviving Spouse Anna Elizabeth Johanna SMIT, of the Malmesbury District,
deceased, are required to take notice that two of the Executors named in the
Will having declined to act, and the Executrix appearing to be incompetent,
a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the deceased, and surviving
Spouse, and all others whom these presents may concern will be held before
the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Malmesbury, on Wednesday the 3rd
March at 10 o' clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as
aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the time and place 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 Dative of the Minor Heirs of the
deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master's Office, Cape Town, 6th January 1847
EDICT
The Paternal and Maternal Relations of Jacobus Adam HURTER, deceased [sic],
minor Child of the late Willem HURTER, are required to take notice that a
Meeting of the Paternal and Maternal Relations of the said Minor, and all
others whom these presents may concern will be held before the Master of the
Supreme Court, in the Master's Office, at the Public Buildings, Cape Town,
on Tuesday the 23rd February 1847, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon precisely;
and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the time
an place aforesaid; then and there to see Letters of Confirmation granted to
such Person or Persons as shall be appointed by the said Master to be Tutor
or Tutors Dative of the said Minor is respect of the Property devolving on
him from the Estate of the said late Willem HURTER.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Wednesday 13 January 1847

Mr. KISCH having recovered his health, it is not his intention to leave
Colesberg, and will continue his Profession as before.
Colesberg, December 30th 1846.

MARRIED at Swellendam on Monday the 4th Jan 1847 by the Revd W. Robertson
DD, Mr. Arend Josias HURLINGH to Miss Cornelia Aletta HUMAN, daughter of
P.J. HUMAN Esq of Breede River, near Swellendam.

REMOVAL
The Undersigned has removed his Cabinet-making and Upholstery Establishment
to No.2 Keizersgracht, the Premises lately occupied by Mr. BANKS, Boot and
Shoe Maker.
John PHILIP

CHRISTENING
In St.George's Church, Cape Town on Monday the 11th January by the Rev
Robert G Lamb AB:
A daughter of Mr. William Wardle WINSPEAR, baptised Hannah Burnett.

Saturday 16 January 1847

Master's Office, Cape Town, 6th January 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Benjamin Spiller BELL, 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 Master's Office, at the
Public Buildings, Cape Town, on Tuesday next the 9th March 1847, at 11
o'clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are
hereby required to attend at the time an place aforesaid; then and there to
see Letters of Administration granted to such Person or Persons as shall 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.

Wednesday 20 January 1847

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 18th January by the Rev Robert
G Lamb AB:
A son of Mr. Arnold PEISER, baptised Benjamin.
A daughter of Mr. Daniel LOADER, baptised Ellen.
In St.Andrew's Church on Sunday the 17th January by the Rev Geo Morgan:
A son of Mr. John SHORT, baptised Hamilton.
A son of Mr. W.R. STEWART, baptised William Robert.

DEATH
January 13th: Mrs, Catherine Mary DRAKE, wife of Mr. Samuel DRAKE, aged 56
years.

Saturday 23 January 1847

DIED at Graaff-Reinet after a short illness of 24 hours, Adolph Johannes,
the much loved infant of Joseph MOSENTHAL, aged 5 months and 6 days.

CHRISTENING
In St.Paul's Church, Rondebosch on Thursday 14th Jan by the Rev F Fry AM:
A son of H.C. VOGET Esq, baptised John Charles.

DEATHS
Jan 18: Dunmore ADDISON, seaman, US corvette Vincennes, aged 28 years.
Jan 19: Henry HAYWOOD, seaman, US corvette Vincennes, aged 27years.

Saturday 30 January 1847

MARRIED on Wednesday the 28th October 1846 at the Mussoorie Church by the
Rev R. Brooke, Alexander William CROZIER Esq, Assistant Surgeon 6th Regt.
Scindea's Infantry, to Rosa Caroline, the only daughter of the late Captain
CRACKLOW, bengal Army.

MARRIED on the 26th instant at Riversdale, District of Swellendam, by the
Rev P.B. Borcherds, Henry MARSHALL Esq, third son of William MARSHALL Esq,
Londonderry, Ireland; to Miss Jane Honora Brooke FRAZER, fourth daughter of
the late Rev John FRAZER, Garrison Chaplain, Waterford, Ireland.

DIED on the 4th October 1846, Old Kent Road, London, in the 77 year of her
age, Caroline, Relict of the late Thomas Metcalfe ADNEY Esq of the East
India House.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Andrew's Church on Sunday the 24th January by the Rev Geo. Morgan:
A son of Mr. Roderick McKENZIE, baptised Roderick James.
In the Roman Catholic Church:
Jan 10: A daughter of Mr. Joseph O'CALLAGHAN, baptised Sophia Adriana.
Jan 13: A son of Mr. William MILLER, baptised Henry Thomas.
Jan 14: A daughter of Mr. Thomas BURKE, baptised Emma Jane.
Jan 20: A son of Jeremiah CAREW, baptised Thomas.
Jan 24: A son of Charles HUGHES, baptised Henry John.

Wednesday 3 February 1847

DIED on Sunday the 31st Jan, at his Residence, Cape Town, after an illness
of 24 hours, Captain James ADAMS of the Brig Velox, aged 48 years.

DIED at St.Helena on Thursday the 7th January, aged 34 years, Henry, eldest
son of the late Captain Henry BROADWAY, H.E.I. Company's St.Helena
Artillery.

Saturday 6 February 1847

A few hundred of Emigrants have just arrived from Great Britain and Ireland.
Destined for the Eastern Province, but with permission to remain here if
they prefer doing so. The best advise that can be given to an Emigrant
Laborer is to take the first employment that offers. He must serve an
apprenticeship to the manner of working, to the customs and habits of the
new country, to which he must accommodate his hands, taste and temper; and
the sooner he begins, and the more he regards his first engagements as an
Apprenticeship, the sooner will he become a valuable, thriving and contented
Colonist. He should at once make up his mind to submit to a total change of
life in his adopted home. Having done this, he will probably find in almost
any part of this Colony that he has made a good exchange.

DIED at Newlands on the 31st January 1847, Dacres Brenton, infant son of
Lieutenant VON DONOP, RN.

MARRIAGES
[By Special Licence]
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Thursday the 4th February by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
Mr. James SCOREY, Master mariner, widower, to Miss Maria Rebecca ROBINSON.
In St.Paul's Church, Rondebosch on Monday 25th Jan by the Rev J Fry AM:
David BALMEARS to Leonora JACOBS.
On Friday the 20th January by ditto:
[By Special Licence]
At the Residence of Abraham DE SMIDT Esq, John William Van Rees HOETS Esq to
Miss Wilhelmina Elizabeth DE SMIDT.
On Monday 1st February by ditto:
Mr. Arthur CLARENCE to Miss Lucinda Caroline MIDDLETON.
Alfred MUSON to Elizabeth COWARD.
In St.John's Church, Wynberg by the Rev Dr. Okes:
Michiel JANANO to Jane Maria GAVAH, Natives of Africa.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 1st February by the Rev Robert
G Lamb AB:
A daughter of Mr. John Mitchell BROWN, baptised Elmira Maria.
A son of Mr. Richard BACCHUS, baptised John Edward.
A daughter of Mr. Joseph JAMES, baptised Blanche Imilda.
In St.Paul's Church Rondebosch by the Rev J Fry AM:
Jan 25: A son of Apollos Adriaan SERF, baptised Lawrence.
Feb 2: A daughter of Charles STANBRIDGE Esq, baptised Emily Sinclair.
In St.John's Church, Wynberg by the Rev Dr Okes:
January 3rd: A son of Mr. John WEST, baptised John William Thomas.
January 17th: Two sons of Mr. Daniel WARD, baptised Daniel John and Robert
William.
January 24th: A son of Mr. John LEWIS, baptised John Christian.
January 24th: A son of Mr. George MOORE, baptised John Charles.
January 24th: A daughter of Mr. Hermanus DE VOS, baptised Martha Rosa.

DEATHS
January 28th: Maria, daughter of Mr. Richard KING, aged 2 years and 6
months.
January 31st: Mary, daughter of Robert E. WARNER Esq, Commander of Steam
Ship Haddington, aged 7 days.
Feb 1st: Captain James ADAMS of the schooner Velox, aged 48 years.
In Somerset Hospital:
Jan 28th: John W. CHICK, seaman, from the US Corvette Vincennes, aged 30
years.
Feb 1st: John STORM, seaman, from the US Corvette Vincennes, aged 26 years.
At Rondebosch:
Jan 25th: John Henry SULLIVAN, aged 4 months.

Wednesday 10 February 1847

DIED at Simon's Town at the Residence of her Father, on the 2nd February
1847, Ellen, the beloved and youngest daughter of John OSMOND Esq, JP, aged
26 years and 10 months.

CHRISTENING
In Trinity Church on Tuesday the 9th February by the Rev T.A. Blair:
A son of John BARRY Esq, baptised John Daniel.

Saturday 13 February 1847

BIRTH at the Royal Observatory of Sunday the 7th instant, the lady of G.R.
SMALLEY Esq BA of a son.
Royal Observatory, 11th Feb 1847

MARRIAGES
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 8th February by the Rev R G
Lamb AB:
Mr. Othniel Ward JEFFERY to Miss Margaret Ann ECKLEY.
Mr. James LEGGET to Mrs. Sarah Aletta DONALD, widow.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 8th February by the Rev R G
Lamb AB:
A daughter of Richard WOOSNAM Esq, baptised Margaret Helena.
A son of Clarence Thomas WYLDE Esq, baptised Clarence Palmer.
A daughter of Richard FRYER Esq, baptised Matilda.
A daughter of Nicol STENHOUSE Esq, baptised Esther Edith.
A daughter of Mr. Thomas James WELCH, baptised Johanna Maria.
A daughter of Mr. John SOUTHGATE, baptised Mary Ann.
A son of Mr. Charles Henry COOK, baptised Thomas Robert.
Two children of Mr. James LEGGET, baptised James John and Eliza Matilda.
At Green Point on Tuesday the 9th February by the Rev J.C. Brown:
A daughter of Mr. William BOYES, baptised Alice Christina.

Wednesday 17 February 1847

CHRISTENING at Trinity Church on the 15th instant, by the Revd Mr Blair, the
infant son of William P. SAMPSON Esq, baptised Henry Lancaster.

BIRTH at Swellendam on the 7th instant, Mrs. TWYCROSS of a son.

MARRIAGE
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 15th February by the Rev R G
Lamb AB:
Mr. George BAGSHAW to Miss Betsey Maria GEYER.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 15th February by the Rev R G
Lamb AB:
A son of Mr. Walter ROWLANDS, baptised Walter.
A son of Mr. Francis DODDS, baptised William.
A daughter of Mr. Edwin SMITH, baptised Eliza Sarah.
In Trinity Church on Monday February 15th 1847 by the Rev T A Blair:
A son of William Patrick SAMPSON Esq, baptised Henry Lancaster.

DEATHS
Feb 10: Mr. George THOMPSON, aged 36 years.
In Somerset Hospital:
Feb 13: Maria Hendrica, wife of Hans IRVIN, aged 31 years.

Saturday 20 February 1847

Master's Office, Cape Town, 16th February 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Ellen OSMOND of Simon's 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 Master's Office, at the
Public Buildings, Cape Town, on Tuesday the 6th April next, at 10 o'clock in
the forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby
required to attend at the time an place 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, 16th February 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of George THOMPSON of Green Point, 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 Master's Office, at the
Public Buildings, Cape Town, on Tuesday the 6th April next, at 10 o'clock in
the forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby
required to attend at the time an place 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, 16th February 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Anna Catharina Gysberta SMIT, widow of
Johannes Cornelis SMIT, of the Malmesbury District, deceased, are required
to take notice that the said deceased 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, Malmesbury, on Wednesday the 31st March at 10 o' clock in the
forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to
attend at the time and place 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 Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

CHRISTENINGS
In the Roman Catholic Church
Feb 9: A daughter of Mr. Robert SMITH, baptised Margaret.
Feb 14: A son of Elisha MOORE, private soldier 45th Regt, baptised John.
Feb 14: A son of Mr. John WASSUNG, baptised Peter John.
Feb 14: A daughter of John MANASSES, baptised Maria Magdalena.

Wednesday 24 February 1847

MARRIAGES
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 22nd February by the Rev R G
Lamb AB:
Mr. William LUCAS, widower, to Mrs. Mary HUNT, widow.
Mr. Thomas ATHANEY, widower, to Miss Eliza Lanigan DARCY.
Mr. George HONEYBUN to Miss Ann WEBSTER.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 22nd February by the Rev R G
Lamb AB:
A daughter of Mr. William John GREGAN, baptised Gesina Jeanet.
A daughter of Mr. William George WALTERS, baptised Elizabeth Susan.
A daughter of Mr. Joseph Pryor BUTTRESS, baptised Clara Eliza.

DEATH
Feb 23: Mr. Christian WEYS, aged 50 years.

Saturday 27 February 1847

Master's Office, Cape Town, 20th February 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Jane LUCAS of the Graham's Town District,
deceased, are required to take notice that the said deceased 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, Graham's Town, on Wednesday the 14th April next
at 10 o' clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid
are hereby required to attend at the time and place 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 Dative of the Minor Heirs of the
deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master's Office, Cape Town, 20th February 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Samuel LUCAS of the Graham's Town District,
deceased, are required to take notice that the said deceased 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, Graham's Town, on Wednesday the 14th April next
at 10 o' clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid
are hereby required to attend at the time and place 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 Dative of the Minor Heirs of the
deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master's Office, Cape Town, 20th February 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Jabez HART, deceased, and surviving spouse
Emma HART, of the Graham's Town District, are required to take notice that
the said deceased died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and
Creditors of the deceased, and surviving spouse, and all others whom these
presents may concern will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his
Office, Graham's Town, on Wednesday the 14th April next at 10 o' clock in
the forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby
required to attend at the time and place 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 Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master's Office, Cape Town, 20th February 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of James Ince JAY, and surviving spouse, of
the Graham's Town District, are required to take notice that the said
deceased died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors
of the deceased, and surviving spouse, and all others whom these presents
may concern will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office,
Graham's Town, on Wednesday the 14th April next at 10 o' clock in the
forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to
attend at the time and place 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 Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master's Office, Cape Town, 20th February 1847
EDICT
The Paternal and Maternal Relations of George Augustus MANUEL, Edward MANUEL
and Robert Byron MANUEL, minor children of Isaac MANUEL, deceased, 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 Master's Office, at the Public Buildings, Cape Town, on
Tuesday the 13th April next, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon precisely; and
all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the time an
place aforesaid; then and there to see Letters of Confirmation granted to
such Person or Persons as shall be appointed by the said Master to be Tutor
or Tutors Dative of the said Minors in respect of the Property devolving on
them from the Estate of the said Isaac MANUEL, deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Paul's Church Rondebosch on Sunday 7th Feb by the Rev J Fry AM:
A daughter of John BLAKE, baptised Mary Anne.
Same church, on Tuesday 16th February by the Rev Brownlow Maitland:
A son of Marcus John SLADE Esq, baptised Arthur Maitland.
A daughter of Colonel Bower FOSTER, baptised Sarah caroline.

DEATH
Feb 24: Mr. George PIERS, son of Major H. PIERS of the Paarl, in his 23rd
year.

Wednesday 3 March 1847

MARRIAGES
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 1st March by the Rev R.G. Lamb
AB:
Mr. George CLAYTON to Miss Laura BRILL.
Mr. Charles RILEY to Miss Sarah Matilda SEAL.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Friday 19th February by the Rev R.G. Lamb
AB:
A son of Capt. William Allen TRAIN of the schooner British Settler, baptised
William Henry.
On Monday the 1st march by ditto:
A daughter of Mr. John Henry BEACH, baptised Anne Elizabeth.
A daughter of Mr. James GRIFFITHS, baptised Catherine Ann.
A daughter of Abraham FISHER, baptised Johanna Cornelia.

Saturday 6 March 1847

DIED at Kruisman River on the 23rd ult, Ann HAY, aged 31 years, youngest
daughter of Alexander HAY Esq, of Edintore, Banffshire, Scotland, and the
beloved wife of Mr. Alexander FARQUHAR.
Cape Town, 3rd March 1847

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Paul's Church, Rondebosch on Sunday the 28th Feb by the Rev J Fry AM:
A daughter of Mr. C. BOTTS, baptised Hannah.
In St.Andrew's Church by the Rev Geo. Morgan on Sunday Feb 28th:
A son of Mr. Charles LINDSAY, baptised Thomas Henry.

DEATH
In Somerset Hospital
Feb 25: Samuel LARKINS, aged 79 years.

Wednesday 10 March 1847

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 8th March by the Rev R.G. Lamb
BA:
A daughter of Mr. James SMALL, baptised Catherine Knox.
A daughter of Mr. George WELCH, baptised Petronella Maria.
A son of Mr. Wm. FISH, baptised Thomas Henry.
A son of Mr. Henry DEWESS, baptised John George.
A son of John HERBERT, baptised John Daniel.

DEATHS
March 5: Mary Ann LEE aged 7 months.
March 8: Mrs. Eliza BROOKS, wife of Capt. Martin BROOKS of the brig
"Chamois", aged 25 years.
At Somerset Hospital:
March 3: Richard H. RICHARDSON, Apprentice of the bark "Jane Green", aged 16
years.

Saturday 13 March 1847

DIED at Glenthorn on the 8th Feb, of dysentry, the Revd. W. CHALMERS, of
Tyumie, Kaffirland, connected with the Glasgow Missionary Society. He was in
the 45th year of his age, and has fallen in the cause of his Divine Master,
on account of the distresses to which he had been subjected during the
present warfare in which this country has been involved. His dying hours
eminently illustrated the words: "Mark the perfect man and behold the
upright, for the end of that man is peace."

MARRIAGE
In St.Andrew's Church on Tuesday 9th March by the Rev Geo. Morgan:
Mr. James THORPE to Miss Margaret POWRIE.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Andrew's Church on Sunday the 7th March by the Rev Geo. Morgan:
A son of Mr. James FORSYTH, baptised Thomas.
In the Roman Catholic Church:
Feb 28: A daughter of Neal DOWDEL, private soldier 45th Regt, baptised Anna.
March 9: A son of John COLE, private soldier 45th Regt, baptised John
Alexander.

Wednesday 17 March 1847

MARRIAGES
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 15th March by the Rev R.G.
Lamb BA:
Mr. George WADDILOVE to Miss Matilda Duffin ASHLEY
Mr. Mark DODS to Miss Jane BATH

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 15th March by the Rev R.G.
Lamb BA:
A daughter of Edward Lorenzo CHIAPPINI Esq, baptised Frances Georgina
Leighton.
A daughter of Mr. George MILES, baptised Rosetta.
A son of Mr. William CORRIGAN, baptised George James.
In St.Andrew's Church on Sunday the 14th March by the Rev Geo. Morgan:
A daughter of Mr. J.A. WAGNER, baptised Elizabeth.

DEATHS
March 11: Johanna Maria, daughter of Mr. Thomas WELCH, aged 3 months.
March 12: Mr. James DIXON, late chief mate of the "Nautilus", brig, aged 27
years.
March 12: Mr. James WATT, aged 55 years.
At Somerset Hospital:
March 10: John WEBB, seaman, late of the bark "Minerva", aged 27 years.
March 11: William JONES, seaman, late of the "Malabar", aged 47 years.

Saturday 20 March 1847

MARRIED by Special Licence at the Residence of Jacob LETTERSTEDT Esq by the
Rev P.E. Faure, Oscar HEDELIUS Esquire to Miss Maria berrendina DE NECKER,
eldest daughter of the late H. DE NECKER Esquire.
Mariedal, March 17 1847

Master's Office, Cape Town 17th March 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of John DENNIS, deceased, of the Graham's Town
District, are required to take notice that the said deceased died intestate,
and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the deceased, and
surviving spouse, and all others whom these presents may concern will be
held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Graham's Town, on
Wednesday the 5th May next at 10 o' clock in the forenoon precisely; and all
such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the time and
place 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 Dative of the
Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

CHRISTENINGS
By the Rev E. Millar of the Free Church of Scotland:
A son of Mr. James MELVILLE, baptised James Mortimer.
In St.Frances' Church Simon's Town by the Rev E. Judge AM:
Jan 17: A daughter of Capt. M.J. HALL, HM 6th Regt of Foot, baptised Laura
Rosa Sarah.
Jan 25: A son of James CRAIG, baptised James.
March 1: A daughter of Samuel MASON, baptised Anne Maria Jane.
March 1: A daughter of William SESSING, baptised Maria Shevesa Mary Ann.
March 1: An illegitimate child, baptised Maria Catherine.
March 8: A daughter of Maria PAYNE, baptised Mary Ann Catherine.
March 8: A son of William MASON, baptised John William James.
March 10: A daughter of Lieut-Col. ERSKINE, HM 45th Regt of Foot, baptised
Augusta.

DEATHS
At Simon's Town:
Jan 1: Dacres Brenton VON DONOP, aged 9 months.
Feb 4: Miss Ellen OSMOND, aged 27 years.
Feb 9: William WESSELS, aged 20 years.
Feb 12: Mrs. PETERSON, aged 55 years.
Feb 16: Deborah SEBASTIAN, aged 4 months and 28 days.
Feb 20: William Thomas Bouren ACKERMAN, aged 2 years and 2 months.
March 2: Lieut. TURNER, HMD Eurydice, aged 27 years.

Wednesday 24 March 1847

Another Emigrant Ship, the Gilbert Henderson, has gone ashore in Algoa Bay
in a "brisk gale", says the Report. When this vessel was in Table Bay
certain shippers by her, or their agents, applied to the Marine Insurance
Company to underwrite part of her cargo destined for Port Elizabeth. The
company, with great and commendable prudence, employed Captain BANCE to
examine and report upon her ground tackle, amongst other things, and that
gentleman reported unfavorably. The Company thereupon refused to accept the
risk. The event has justified their judgement and proceedings. But what is
to be said of the parties who send out Emigrant Ships to this colony so
shamefully unprovided? This is the second that has been lost within these
few months, from the same cause, the Galatea in Mossel Bay and the Gilbert
Henderson in Algoa Bay. And what is to be said of the London Surveyors but
that they are either incompetent or corrupt? From this cause the character
of the Bays in this Colony has often suffered; exposure like this are
designed to rectify this abuse.

MARRIAGE
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Wednesday the 17th March by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
Mr. Ralph Pool TONKIN to Miss Maria VIRET

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 22nd March by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
A son of Mr. Joseph Lucas COOKE, baptised Robert Peel.
A son and daughter of Mr. Charles William STORR, baptised Alfred Edward and
Susannah Sophia.

DEATHS
March 17th: Mrs. Elizabeth Martha Maria COSTER, wife of James COSTER Esq,
Captain HM 14th Light Dragoons, aged 22 years and 8 months.
March 20th: Eliza Margaret Sarah, daughter of Mr. John David ENRIGHT, aged 3
years and 3 months.

Saturday 27 March 1847

March 23rd: Thomas Fletcher, son of Captain James SCOTT of the "George Henry
Harrison", Schooner, aged 1 year 7 months and 16 days.

Wednesday 31 March 1847

MARRIAGES
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 29th March by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
Mr. Seymour WARD to Miss Mary Gilespie GIBB.
Mr. Thomas SMITH to Miss Ellen FORBES.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 29th March by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
A daughter of Mr. Ralph Pool TONKIN, baptised Yda Jane.
A daughter of Mr. John LANE, baptised Emma.
A son of Mr. John STRIKE, baptised John Bastings.

DEATH
March 27th: Mr. William Charles CHAPLAIN, aged 39 years.


Transcribed from CO53/8 at the national Archives in Kew

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