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The Herald 2023 1 January - March

4 January 2023


MARRINER, George. +01 January 2023. Much loved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather. Memorial service on Friday 06 January 2023 at 14:00 at Milnerton House Chapel, Walmer. First Avenue Funeral Home 041 581 5028

13 January 2023


FRANS, Eric Cecil (77) Funeral service Saturday 14 January 2023 at 12 noon from the Luthern Church, Eland Street, Gelvandale. Van Willing Funerals 041 453 0989

KOEN, Lena (73) Funeral service Saturday 14 January 2023 at 11:00 from the Salem Moravian Church, Highfield Road, Schauderville. Van Willing Funerals 041 453 0989

MEYER, Roland. Memorial service Saturday 14 January 2023 at noon at Mater Dei Catholic Church, 337 Cape Road, Newton Park. First Avenue Funeral Home 041 581 5028

OLIVERIA, Sylvia Lorraine (73) Funeral service Saturday 14 January 2023 at 09:00 from the Nazarene Church, Schauderville. Van Willing Funerals 041 453 0989

SLAMDILL, Felecia Jesemy (37) Funeral service Saturday 14 January 2023 12 noon from the Bethesda Congregational Church, Gumpert Street, Schauderville. Van Willing Funerals 041 453 0989

STEVENSON, Martin. Funeral service Sat 14 January 2023 at 12 noon from the Helenvale Resource Center, Baadjies Street, Helenvale. SATS&M Funeral Home

VOGELSTRUIS, Cornelis. (85) Funeral service Saturday 14 January 2023 at 11:00 from the Old Apostolic Church, Goddard Street. Van Willing Funerals 041 453 0989

25 January 2023


ARCHIBALD, Jean. Passed away on Sunday 22 January 2023. Wife, Mother, Grandmother. First Avenue Funeral Home 41581 5028

BUKULA, (Nondzimba), Tuku Violet. (88) +18 January 2023. Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. Funeral Saturday 28 January 2023 at 09:00 at St Stephens Anglican Church, New Brighton.

LANE, Winsome. Passed away 23 January 2023 in New Zealand. Beloved wife of the late Dr Jimmy Lane. Four children and their spouses, twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

In Memoriam

CHANNING, Doris. Gone to Heavan five years ago. We miss you every day Mom. Love Smig.

2 February 2023


ARCHIBALD (née TITTERINGTON), Jean. Our reliable tenor drummer and piper. Condolences to family. PE Ladies Pipe Band

BAIN, Lydia. (76) +30 January 2023. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother. Funeral service Saturday 04 Febr 2023 10:00 at 1st Avenue Funeral Home. First Avenue Funeral Home 041 581 5028

MARTIN, William John (Billy) +29 January 2023. Loving husband, father, brother, brother- in-law, father-in-law, oupa. Funeral Saturday 04 Febr 2023 11:00 at Slipperfields, Witteklip Road, Lady Slipper. First Avenue Funeral Homer 041 581 5028

7 February 2023


OFSOWITZ, Anthony (Tony / Tones) +02 Febr 2023 in London. Nephew of Warwick and Maxine Ofsowitz, cousin of Nicole and the late Dani.

In Memoriam

KILLERBY, Heather Jean. Our wedding anniversary 07/02/2023. Those special memories will always bring a smile. Until we meet again. Ev.

22 February 2023


ADEY, Carol. +11 Febr 2023. Always in the thoughts of the VP High School classes of 1971 and 1972

KIETZMANN (née TROLLIP), Anna Dorothea. +Friday 17 Febr 2023 in Gonubie, East London. Sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. Memorial service Friday 24 Febr 2023 at 10:00 from Newton Park Methodist Church, 19 Newton Street, Newton Park.  Fig Tree Funeral Home 041 3673540

STICKELLS, Denzil. (89). +19 Febr 2023. Will be missed by his wife, their children and families. Memorial Service Saturday 25 Febr 2023 at 11:00 am. at Newton Park Methodist Church

TARBUCK, Vera. Memorial service Friday 24 Febr 2023 at 14:00 at St John’s Anglican Church, Cnr Church Road and 8th Avenue, Walmer. First Avenue Funeral Home 041 581 5028


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Eastern Province Herald 1862 - 1 - January to March

Friday 3 January 1862

BIRTH at Port Elizabeth on the 31st ult, the wife of R.D. BUCHANAN Esq. of a son.

Mr. DUNSTERVILLE, Surgeon, has removed to the house recently occupied by Miss BLEWITT, a few doors above his present residence on Chapel Hill.
Port Elizabeth
December 19th 1861

On Friday morning intelligence reached us that Mr. David WHELTLAND, a constable in charge of Kaffirs on Robben Island, had been found dead at Murray’s Bay on Thursday morning. The unfortunate man, it seems, had deliberately committed the sad act of self-destruction, by opening an artery at the back of the leg with a razor, and allowed himself to bleed to death. When discovered he was quite dead, and the razor was found by his side. Has there been an inquest on the body? Will the Government cause inquiry to be made into the circumstances of WELLAND’s death? Or will it allow it to pass silently? [WHESLAND] was an old man. Was he sober or drunk when the deed was done? Did he do it himself, or did someone inflict a wound on him, and so cause his death. – Monitor.
[Transcriber’s note: There are clearly three different spellings of the surname]

Tuesday 7 January 1862

BIRTH at Port Elizabeth on the 7th January 1862, Mrs. J.A. FLETCHER of a son.

DIED this morning at Port Elizabeth, Harriett SUGDEN, the beloved wife of T. SUGDEN. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral at 4 o’clock tomorrow.
J.H. WILLS, Undertaker.

Friday 10 January 1862

MARRIED on the 7th January 1862, at the Roman Catholic Church Port Elizabeth, by the very Reverend Thomas Murphy D.D.V.G., Mr. John FLEMING, formerly of Ballingarry, Limerick, Ireland, to Maria, second daughter of Mr. Bernard McCABE of this town.
Port Elizabeth, Jan 10 1862.

DIED at Uitenhage on the 7th January 1862, of hooping-cough, Caroline Frances, aged 9 months, the beloved child of F.L. LIESCHING.

DIED at Glen Avon, Somerset, on the 4th January 1862, Frederick William, beloved son of Mr. George BIRT, Port Elizabeth, aged 1 year, 8 months and 13 days.

An old man named HAYWARD was found dead a few days ago near the farm of Fieldcornet WILMOT, Bushman’s River. The poor fellow’s death is supposed to have been the result of exposure to the weather.
[Transcriber’s note: The deceased was almost certainly my 4xgt grandfather, James HAYWARD of JAMES’ Party. See his Death Notice]

On Monday, the 6th instant, Henry GREEN Esq., Resident Magistrate of Colesberg, was married in Christ Church, Colesberg, to Ida Carolina Johanna VON LILLINSTEIN, of Berlin, British Kaffraria. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. S. DE KOCK, Episcopal minister. Immediately after the marriage the happy couple left for Middelwater, the residence of P. VAN MALTITZ Esq. J.P.

It has been officially communicated to Mr. J. THACKWRAY, of Cradock, that he is the successful competitor, in the Eastern Province, for the Prince Alfred Ride. In conveying to Mr. THACKWRAY the congratulations of the Lieut-Governor administering the Government, the Secretary to Government, Mr. HUDSON, is instructed to add “that His Excellency is satisfied that the weapon thus obtained could not have fallen into better hands than one of our old tried frontier men: and His Excellency has no doubt that the Prince will hear with much pleasure of your success.”

Tuesday 14 January 1861

DIED at Port Elizabeth on Saturday 11th January 1862, Robert MACLEISH Esq, Head Master Grey Institute High School – aged 29 years.

DIED on the 12th Jan 1862, Mr. Richard EGAN, eldest son of Mr. John EGAN of Chelsea, Middlesex, aged 24 years and 10 months.
The funeral will take place this afternoon at 4 o’clock. Relatives and friends are most respectfully invited to attend.
Timothy LEE
January 14th 1862.

Friday 17 January 1862

Messrs. TUCKER, J.E. NELSON, W. CAWOOD, C, SCANLEN, J. THACKWRAY and Geo. FRANCIS have been elected Municipal Commissioners of Cradock.

A printer named COOPER, employed at the Cape Chronicle office, died on his way home to dinner the other day. Deceased was a hard-working, steady, intelligent man, and his death is regretted by all who knew him.

MURRAY, the wife of Mr. George of a son, on the 11th ult, at Alice Town, Victoria East.
BATE, the wife of Mr. F.O. of a daughter, on the 11th ult, at Graham’s Town.
ENGELS, the wife of Mr. A. of a daughter, on the 15th ult, at Pearston.
BURNS, the wife of Mr. E.J. of a son, on the 21st ult, at Graham’s Town.
USHER, the wife of Mr. Jas. of a son, on the 19th ult, at Graham’s Town.
GRAHAM, the wife of R. Esq. C.C., of a daughter, on the 23rd ult, at Graham’s Town.
WEBB, the wife of Mr. W. of a son, on the 26th ult, at Graham’s Town.
HONEY, the wife of Mr. G. of a daughter, on the 28th ult, at Aberdeen.
HALLIBURTON, the wife of Mr. G.R. of a daughter, on the 29th ult, at Port Elizabeth.
BUCHANAN, the wife of R.D. Esq. of a son, on the 31st ult, at Port Elizabeth.
MORGAN, the wife of J.R. of a son, on the 4th inst, at Graham’s Town.
LEONARD, the wife of Mr. F.P. of a son, on the 4th inst, at Yellow Trees, Fort Beaufort.
IRVING, the wife of Mr. E. of a son, on the 5th inst, at Port Alfred.
FLETCHER, the wife of Mr. J.A. of a son, on the 7th inst, at Port Elizabeth.
ANDREWS – At Fort Beaufort on the 17th ult, Mr. William ANDREWS jun, of Kroome, to Emma Louisa Frances, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Alfred POVEY, of Southampton, England.
CLOETE – At Thorn Kloof, on the 25th ult, John Evelyn Gordon CLOETE Esq. to Anna Maria, second daughter of W.M. BOWKER Esq. J.P.
EARLY – At Baviaans River, on the 5th ult, John EARLY to Emily, fifth daughter of Mr. B. TROLLIP, of Baviaans River.
FINAUGHTY – At King William’s Town, on the 6th instant, Mr. William FINAUGHTY to Miss Susannah THOMAS, of Graham’s Town.
FLEMING – At Port Elizabeth, on the 7th instant, M. John FLEMING to Maria, second daughter of Mr. Bernard McCABE.
ROBERTS – At Port Elizabeth, Capt. Smith Freeman ROBERTS to Miss Sarah BLAKER.
TAYLOR – At Grahams Town, on the 18th ult, William Hawkins to Amelia Jane, only daughter of the late Mr. W. TODD of this city.
BIRT – At Glen Avon, Somerset, on the 4th inst, Frederick William, son of Mr. George BIRT, Port Elizabeth, aged 1 year, 8 months and 13 days.
EAGAN – At Port Elizabeth on the 12th January, Mr. Richard EAGAN, aged 24 years and 10 months.
FLETCHER – At Uitenhage, on the 26th ult, James Martin, aged 6 months.
HARDING – On the 8th January, Emma HARDING, 6 years 1 month and 8 days.
INNGS – At Port Elizabeth, on the 26th ult, George Herbert INNGS, aged 10 months.
MACLEISH – At Port Elizabeth, on the 11th inst, Mr. Robert MACLEISH, Head Master Grey Institute School, aged 29 years.
ORTELE, Capt. J. of the Muravi, on the 17th int.
PUCKLE – At Port Elizabeth, on the 26th ult, Lucy Emma, daughter of Mr. William PUCKLE, aged 21 months.
SHEPPERSON – On the 3rd instant, Mary, aged 2 months and [6] days.
SPENCE – At Port Elizabeth, on the 30th ult, John Andrew, son of Mr. John SPENCE.
SUGDEN – At Port Elizabeth, on the 7th inst, Harriet, beloved wife of Mr. T. SUGDEN.
WILSON – On the 21st ult, John James, of Cradock, aged 3 years 8 months.
WEBSTER – On the 31st ult, near Graham’s Town, Elizabeth, aged 32 years and 6 months.

It is our painful duty to record the death of Mr. MACLEISH, head master of the Grey Institute Schools, which took place, quite unexpectedly, on the 11th inst. Mr. MACLEISH had been ill for more than a fortnight, but, about ten days ago, was recovering, and by the consent of his medical attendant was preparing to start for Uitenhage. Since then Dr. HOUSLEY had not seen him, until sent for on Saturday night; but it was too late – ere he arrived the deceased had expired. The funeral took place on Monday last, at which a large number of sympathizing friends were present. This sudden bereavement has come upon the community like a blow. The deceased was only 29 years of age. It is said that the bursting of a blood-vessel accelerated his untimely end. We offer our heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. MACLEISH, in this the hour of sore trial.

Friday 24 January 1862

MARRIED at Uitenhage on Tuesday the 21st inst, by the Rev, W. Sargeant, the Rev. William Robert LONSDEN, Wesleyan Minister of Fauresmith (Orange Free State) to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Matthias HALL Esq. of Uitenhage.

BIRTH at Wheatlands on the 18th inst, Mrs. James PARKER of a son.

BIRTH – Mrs. Edward NATHAN of a daughter.
Graaff-Reinet, 17th Jan 1862.

DIED at Port Elizabeth on Tuesday the 21st instant, at 9am, Jane LANHAM, the beloved wife of Mr. Benjamin LANHAM, Port Elizabeth. Mr. LANHAM takes this opportunity of thanking the members of the Elizabethan benefit Society for their kind attendance.
January 24th 1862.

Tuesday 28 January 1862

BIRTH on Monday the 27th inst, at half past 2am, at Port Elizabeth, the wife of Wm. PUCKLE of a son.

MARRIED at Saint Bartholomew’s Church, Graham’s Town, on the 22nd inst, by the Venerable the Archdeacon Merriman, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Thomson, Owen Henry STRONG Esq., Lieutenant 2nd B.H.M. 10th Regiment of Foot, to Alicia Emily Catherine, only daughter of the late Rev. Dr. C.E.H. ORPEN.

An unfortunate and painful accident occurred the other day in Simon’s Bay. It appears that while Mrs. T.G. WHITE was busy superintending some culinary arrangements, her dress became ignited. The servants flew from her in terror, and though her father, Mr. William COGILL, did all in his power to extinguish the flames, he did not succeed until the poor creature was burnt to such an extent that she died shortly after of the injuries received.

Friday 31 January 1862

In consequence of Mrs. MACLEISH’s hurried departure from Port Elizabeth, she is precluded from personally thanking the numerous friends who have shown her so much kindness and attention during her recent bereavement, and she is therefore necessitated to avail herself, through this public medium of conveying to them her lasting obligation and thanks.
Mr. and Mrs. DE BRUYN, of Swellendam, heartily thank those Gentlemen and Ladies who have rendered so many acts of kindness to their daughter. Mrs. MACLEISH, in her late affliction.
Mr. and Mrs. DE BRUYN will ever, with gratitude, acknowledge their obligation to those friends.
Port Elizabeth
Friday 31st January 1862.

Tuesday 4 February 1862

[issue heavily lined in black for the death of Prince Albert]

BIRTH, on the 31st ultimo, Mrs. E.B. [HUGHES] of a daughter.

Friday 7 February 1862

DIED at Port Elizabeth on Tuesday last, Alfred James, aged 11 months and 23 days, youngest son of Captain MASON.

DIED suddenly of Croup, at Sunday’s River, Geelhoutboom, at the residence of Mr. Daniel HARTMAN, on the 17th January 1862, Johan Philip Malditz, aged 1 year, 7 months and 16 days.
And on the 27th, Elizabeth Dooson, aged 3 years, 11 months and 27 days, the only children of Christiaan Godfried and Elizabeth HARTMAN of Coega. Deeply regretted by their disconsolate parents.
Friends at a distance will please accept this sudden bereavement.

The Matilda Atheling, Capt. T. POWER, arrived here on Wednesday last. She left Southampton on the 24th November, and has consequently been seventy-four days on the passage. She had very unfavourable weather at starting, and encountered head winds nearly the whole voyage, while the north-east trades deserted her altogether. She brings in all 269 souls, and they speak in highest praise of the ship, the captain, and the surgeon-superintendent. We are informed that the immigrants are of rather a superior class, and that their conduct during the voyage was unexceptionable. Two infants died from teething; but the health of the passengers, generally, was very good.
Mr. LONGLANDS, after the vessel came to anchor, went on board to make his inspection, and gave permission for the permit immigrants to land. In the course of Thursday they were all landed and taken to the depot.
The following is a list of their names, with their trades and callings:-

ADAMS, William 51   carpenter; Mary, 50;
    going to John ADAMS, labourer, of Graham's Town.
ADAMS, Peter 25 engineer; Jane, 24;
    going to John ADAMS, as above.
ADAMS, Henry 31 "farming" and carpenter
ABBOTT, James W. 36 carpenter and joiner; Mary Ann, 33; and 5 children
    going to Thomas YORK, carpenter and joiner, of Fort Beaufort.
BUNCE, John 30 labourer;
    going to James BUNCE, cooper, of Graham's Town.
BUNCE, Patrick 27 labourer, going as above.
BANKS, George 18 grocer;
    going to George BANKS, schoolmaster, of Malang Kraal, near Bedford, Kaga.
BLAKE, Mary 23 sempstress;
    going to Margaret QUINN, servant, of Port Elizabeth.
BOWEN, John 27 sawyer;
    going to Bridget BOWEN, servant, of Port Elizabeth.
BAKER, John 38 draper; Mary Ann 24; and 4 children
    going to Ambrose TOBY, of Port Elizabeth.
BEER, Frederick 15 going as above
BURKE, Winifred 17 servant;
    going to William HARRISON, servant, of Port Elizabeth.
BLAKE, John 24 mason
BIRNIE, Ann S. 25 house servant;
    going to James DYCE, carpenter, of Graham's Town.
BINNIE, Alexander 20 smith and farrier
BARROW, James 28 farm labourer; Mary, 14; and 2 children
BUTCHER, John 22 farm labourer; Rebecca, 18
BRICK, Ann 33 cook
CONNELL, Margaret 21 house servant;
    going to Matthew CONNELL, storeman, of Port Elizabeth.
CONNELL, Thomas 26 farm labourer, going as above.
CONNELLY, Dennis 18 clerk; 
    going to Julia CONNELLY, servant, Port Elizabeth.
COONEY, Dennis 45 farm labourer; Mary, 40; Michael, 21; Thomas, 20; and 2 children
    going to John COONEY, labourer, of Port Elizabeth.
CONROY, Mary 20 house servant;
    going to Michael SLATTERY, servant, of Port Elizabeth.
CARTER, William 27 labourer; Mary, 19
    going to Alex. KENNEDY, storekeeper, of Port Elizabeth.
CARROLL, John 32 tailor; Mary, 26; and child
    going to Ambrose TOBY, Port Elizabeth.
CONWAY, Mary 25 house servant;
    going to Catherine REARDON, servant, Port Elizabeth.
COOPER, Frederick 35 labourer; Caroline 32; Fanny, 13; and 4 children
    going to John SHEFFIELD, storeman, Graham's Town
DONELLAN, James 24 labourer;
    going to Sabina DONELLAN, servant, Port Elizabeth.
DOYLE, Thomas 20 James DOYLE, 14; general servants
    going to Michael DOYLE, groom, Port Elizabeth.
DRONEY, Michael 19 farm servant;
    going to Martin McMAHON, servant, Port Elizabeth.
DONELLAN, Honora 24 house servant;
    going to Martin McNAMARA, labourer, Port Elizabeth.
DELANIE, Harriet 22 cook
DORWARD, George 18 farm servant
DORWARD, William 21 sawyer and farm servant
DALE, Hannah 27 housemaid
EDWARDS, Euphemia 21 house servant
EDWARDS, Louisa 30 house servant
FITZPATRICK, Mary 20 house servant;
    going to John FITZPATRICK, labourer, Port Elizabeth.
FRAWLEY, Mary 19 servant;
    going to Catherine GALLEY, house servant, Port Elizabeth.
FELL, William 34 carpenter and agriculturist; Mary, 30; and 2 children
FRASER, Peter 21 farm servant
FRAZER, Duncan 35 shepherd; Isabella, 32; and 3 children
FULLER, John 37 farm servant
GLEESON, Terence 34 farm labourer;
    going to Patrick GLEASON, Port Elizabeth.
GRANGER, John 30 tailor; Margaret, 30; and three children
    going to William PYE, plasterer, Port Elizabeth.
GRADY, Michael 20 house servant;
    going to Martin McMAHON, servant, Port Elizabeth.
GLEESON, Jane 27 housemaid;
    going to Michael GLEESON, constable, Graham's Town.
GUEST, Herbert 33 printer; Mary, 35; and 5 children
    going to Jos. W. WILLIAMS, printer, Graham's Town.
GIBSON, Isabella 22 house servant
GORDON, George 20 farm servant
GROWER, James 24 farm servant
HICKEY, Mary 18 house servant;
    going to Jane HICKEY, Port Elizabeth.
HOGAN, Michael 21 farm servant;
    going to Martin McNAMARA, labourer, Port Elizabeth.
HARPER, Henry W.  23 printer; Mary, 35; and 5 children
    going to the Hon. Robert GODLONTON.
HERBERT, Ann 17 nursemaid;
    going to Martin McMAHON, servant, Port Elizabeth.
HOWSE Jane 19 house servant
HOGAN, John 30 labourer; Margaret, 25; and 2 children
    going to Martin McNAMARA, servant, Port Elizabeth.
JORDAN, Mary 42 house servant; Margaret, 20, housemaid; Dennis, 18, labourer;
    going to Honora JORDAN, house servant, Port Elizabeth.
JACKSON, Malcolm W. 20 tailor;
    going to Ambrose TOBY, Port Elizabeth.
KEALY, Bridget 22 house servant;
    going to Margaret KEALY, house servant, Port Elizabeth.
KENEALLY, Philip 21 farm labourer;
    going to Patrick WALSH, constable, Graham's Town.
KEARNS, Gerard 38 bootmaker; Elizabeth, 27; and child
    going to Terence CHILTON, Port Elizabeth.
KEANE John 24 mason's assistant; Ellen, 19, dairymaid;
    going to Alexander SULLIVAN, labourer, Graham's Town.
KEAHAN, John 22 servant;
    going to William HARRISON, servant, Port Elizabeth.
KIFF, Margaret 19 servant, going as above.
KEALY, Patrick 25 farm labourer, going as above.
KENT, Frank 23 blacksmith
LYONS, James 18 servant;
    going to Daniel LYONS, servant, Port Elizabeth.
LUCETTE, Bradstow 22 stonemason
McGRATH, John 23 farm labourer; Patrick, 15. farm labourer;
    going to James McGRATH, labourer, Port Elizabeth.
MOLONEY, Mary 22 house servant;
    going to Bridget MOLONEY, house servant, Port Elizabeth.
McCARTHY, Bridget 23 house servant;
    going to Honora McCARTHY, servant, Port Elizabeth.
MINOGUE, William 20 labourer;
    going to Ann DONOGHUE, Port Elizabeth.
MURRAY, James 40 farm labourer; Mary, 37; John, 17, farm labourer;
    Eliza, 15; Thomas, 13; and 4 children
    going to Margaret and Mary Ann MURRAY, house servants, Port Elizabeth.
MULLINS, John 34 farm servant;
    going to Matthew MULLINS, carter, Port Elizabeth.
MURPHY, Cornelius 19 farm servant; Margaret, 26, house servant;
    going to James MURPHY, labourer, Port Elizabeth
MILNE, James 19 farm servant
MAITLAND, James 24 mason
McDONALD, John 24 millwright; Elizabeth, 28
MILLS, James 20 mason
MENNIE, Mary 23 house servant
McDONALD, William 28 ploughman; Mary Ann, 30; and 2 children
MUSTARD, John 26 cabinet maker
MACK, Patrick 20 labourer;
    going to Rose CONNORS, servant, Port Elizabeth.
McNAMARA, Ann 20 house servant;
    going to James BUNCE, cooper, Graham's Town.
MARSH, James 43 carpenter and joiner; Mary Ann, 42; Emma, 18, milliner and dressmaker;
    and 4 children
MORGAN, Mary 40 servant;
    going with Mrs. PRAED
MILES, Sophia 17 house servant
NAPIER, Andrew 20 farm servant
NAPIER, David 18 farm servant
O'DEA, Bridget 19 house servant;
    going to Edward O'DEA, sawyer, Port Elizabeth.
O'BRIEN, Patrick 39 farm labourer; Catherine, 37; Mary, 16;
    Cornelius, 14; Thomas, 12; and 3 children
    going to Stephen O'CONNOR, labourer, Port Elizabeth.
ORD, William 23 farm servant
PRAED, James 44 carpenter and upholsterer; Amelia, 42; 
    Amelia J.C., 22, upholsterer; Mehala E., 16, William R., 15;
    Peter P.C., 13 and 2 children
PHILLIPS, John   tailor; Phoebe, 42; and 4 children
    going to Ambrose TOBY, Port Elizabeth.
PETTENDRIGH, Alexander 44 sawyer and ploughman; Leticia, 41, house servant;
    Mary, 17; Alexander, 12; and 3 children
PILLAWS, James 24 joiner; Janet, 31; and three children
PEACHY, John W. 20 farm labourer
PEACHY, Richard 22 farm labourer
PIPER, Mercy 19 house servant
QUICK, Juliana 21 housemaid
QUICK, Caroline 16 housemaid
REORDAN, John 20 labourer;
    going to Catherine REORDAN, house servant, Port Elizabeth.
RANDELL, Arthur J. 29 coach painter; Mary Ann, 23; and child
    going to Edward HANCOCK, Graham's Town.
REW, John 23 mason
SHERIDAN, Michael 46 labourer; Mary, 40; Patrick, 24, carpenter;
    William, 16, labourer; Mary, 13; and 1 child
    going to Maurice SHERIDAN, Graham's Town.
SHERIDAN, Margaret 22 house servant;
    going to Martin McNAMARA, carter, Port Elizabeth.
SHERIDAN, Patrick 21 farm labourer;
    going to John FITZPATRICK, labourer, Port Elizabeth.
SLATTERY, John 31 farm labourer;
    going to Michael SLATTERY, servant, Port Elizabeth.
STAGEMAN, Samuel 24 sawyer
SUTTON, John 24 baker
SOUTHCOTT, James 42 tailor; Jane Elizabeth, 27; and 3 children
    going to Ambrose TOBY, Port Elizabeth.
STOLLE, Frederick W. 28 pork butcher and farmer; Henrietta F.C., 26; and infant
    going to H. KROMM, baker, Port Elizabeth.
KROMM, Charles P. 13 going with the above.
SECCULL, James 21 carpenter and joiner
STAPLETON, Mary  25 house servant;
    going to Bridget STAPLETON, servant, Port Elizabeth.
SECCULL, William 24 bricklayer
SKENE, Ann 30 housemaid
SOUTER, David 23 blacksmith
SCOTT, David 22 ploughman
STEWART, James 28 carpenter
STORMONT, James 22 shepherd
SPARROW, Frederick 23 farm labourer; Emma, 17
THOMAS, Sarah 19  
TAYLOR, George 50 painter &c; Elizabeth, 49; Joseph, 16, painter;
    Ellen, 14; and 2 children
THURBAN, Emily 24 needlewoman;
    going to George JORDAN, Grahams Town.
TOMES, Frederick 22 mason
WILLS, Townsend 19 farm servant;
    going to William GILL, striker, Port Elizabeth.
WELLS, Edward R. 27 tailor; Mary, 26; and 4 children
    going to Henry Hunt WELLS, bootmaker, Port Elizabeth.
WHYTE, James 21 shepherd
WOOLLARD, John 19 farm labourer
WEBB, Samuel J.T. 17 cloth manufacturer and printer
WRIGHT, William 23 carpenter and joiner

Tuesday 11 February 1862

DIED at Port Elizabeth on the 4th February 1862, Edward MINTO, aged 48 years. Deeply regretted by relatives and friends.

It was stated in Cape Town, says a contemporary, on Saturday week, that a Mrs. DE VILLIERS, who had died at the Paarl, had been ordered by the medical attendant to be buried forthwith, as she died of a disease which appeared novel. What was it?

Mr. William PIENAAR, of Murraysberg, has met with a severe accident, while travelling in his cart, which was upset. He was severely wounded in the head, and Mrs. PIENAAR, who was with him at the time, besides other injuries, sustained a dislocation of the shoulder.

Tuesday 18 February 1862

DIED at Port Elizabeth on the 15th inst, Amy Lizzie, infant daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth TIBBETS.

We regret to have to report the death of S. HAW Esq. of Graham’s Town. He had attained the advanced age of 80 years.

Friday 21 February 1862

BIRTH on the 15th February, Mrs. N. ADLER of a son.

DIED at Colesberg on the 12th inst, Mr. Henry DU TOIT, aged 36 years, after a lingering illness of several months. His end was peace – the peace of soul which relies on the strength of the Redeemer. He leaves a widow and six children to mourn their loss.

Tuesday 25 February 1862

BIRTH on the 20th inst, Mrs. C. HALSTED of a daughter, Port Elizabeth.

BIRTH 24th February 1862, Mrs. Gustave CHABAUD of a daughter.

DIED at Graaff-Reinet on the 2nd February, Henriette, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward NATHAN, aged 6 days.
[sic – see birth notice in the issue of 24th January. Death notice should probably read 16 days]

Friday 28 February 1862

BIRTH at Burghersdorp on Saturday the 22nd instant, Mrs. Otto PETERS of a daughter.

DIED at Port Elizabeth on Monday the 24th February 1862, Mr. Samuel SHAW of Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, aged 40 years. The deceased has left a wife and three sons to lament his premature decease. He was for a long time a resident [last line cut off]

We regret to say that we have received intelligence of the death of the Rev. Horatio PEARSE, late General Superintendent of Wesleyan Missions in Natal. This much respected minister, well known in the colony, died on the 17th February, at the Mission House, Durban, in consequence of injuries received by a fall from a cart when proceeding to Durban, on his way to England,

A correspondent writing from East London to the K.W.T. Gazette gives the following particulars of a sad accident that has recently occurred:- “A most melancholy accident occurred here recently to a Sergeant WEBB of the 13th Regt. The poor fellow had gone a considerable distance into the bush in pursuit of game. Having brought down a buck with a shot from one barrel of his piece, he placed his forefinger in the muzzle of the loaded barrel and trailed the gun behind him. Whilst stooping in the underwood in this way, the gun went off, severing the finger from the hand and carrying away the entire calf of one leg as cleanly as if it had been done by a shell. The unfortunate man bandaged his leg as well as he could. But it was only then his real sufferings began. There was no assistance at hand, and he was several miles from the nearest habitation. He was a man of delicate constitution, and at intervals he fainted as he crawled on his hands and knees, the blood gushing from his wounds and oozing from his lacerated joints. On his weary, painful journey he had to wade the First Creek. In doing this, he took the precaution to empty his flask of the powder it contained and fill it with water. This formed his only meal on Monday night – the whole of which he spent in agony in the bush. He was discovered the next morning by a gang of convicts who had been working in the bush and were attracted by his feeble cries for aid. The poor fellow lingered for some time, but at last succumbed to the intense pain.

We hear this morning that a man named BROOMFIELD, residing near the Kareiga, hung himself last Tuesday. He was found on Wednesday morning suspended to a tree by his belt.

Friday 7 March 1862

MARRIED at Port Elizabeth on the 5th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Richards, Thomas HOLMES Esq. of Nooitgedacht, Orange Free State, to Margaret Thomson, youngest daughter of John TENNANT, late of Bradford works, Aberdeen.

The Undersigned has much pleasure in informing the inhabitants of Uitenhage and its vicinity that he has taken over the Bottle-store Business lately carried on by Matthew MORAN, and trusts that by selling a good article at a low price, he will meet with their liberal support.
Always on hand, a good supply of Wines, Spirits and Malt Liquors.
NB The Drapery and Grocery Business, which is noted for its well-assorted Stock, will still be carried on in Market-street.

Mr. George COLDREY died suddenly at Cradock on the evening of Sunday, the 23rd inst.

Tuesday 11 March 1862

DIED at Port Elizabeth on Sunday evening, the 2nd March, Elizabeth DICKSON, the beloved wife of William DICKSON, aged 24 years and 6 months.

ENQUIRY for David STAPLETON, supposed to have emigrated a year ago to Port Elizabeth. If this meets his eye, his Brother Alec (Melbourne, Australia) wishes him to follow by the earliest vessel. Wages being great, and great demand for servants.
Melbourne, December 6th 1862 [sic]

Tuesday 18 March 1862

DIED of consumption at the Halfway House, on Saturday the 15th instant, George JAMES aged 29 years, leaving a wife and [..] children to deplore their loss.

CLAIRMONTE, the wife of Mr. A.J., of a son, on the 11th ult.
SMIT, the wife of Mr. Martin, of a daughter, on the 18th ultimo, at Belle Vue Cottage, Settlers’ Hill, Grahamstown.
STEGMAN, the wife of the Rev. G.W., of a son, on the 1st ult.
ADLER, the wife of N Esq., of a son, on the 15th ult.
CHABAUD, the wife of Mr. Gustave, of a daughter, on the 24th Feb, at Port Elizabeth.
HOLSTEAD, the wife of Mr. C., of a daughter, on the 20th ultimo, at Port Elizabeth.
PETERS, the wife of Mr. Otto, of a son, on the 22nd ultimo, at Burghersdorp.
GREENSTOCK, the wife of the Rev, W., of a son, at Bishopsbourne, on the 8th ult.
PACKH, the wife of D.A.C.G., of a son, on the 4th instant, at Grahamstown.
BLAINE, Mrs. D.P., of a daughter, on the 17th instant.
GORING, Mr. H.G., to Maria Theresa WELSBECKER, on the 14th ultimo, at Grahamstown.
LONGDEN, Rev. W.R., to Miss A. HALL, on the 21st ultimo, at Uitenhage.
ARMSTRONG, Colonel John C.M.R., to Ellen Constance D’ARCEY, eldest daughter of Major D’ARCEY, on the 27th ultimo, at King William’s Town.
HOLMES, Thos. Esq., to Miss Margaret Thomson TENNANT, at Port Elizabeth, on the 5th instant.
BRADFIELD, Walter John, to Miss Mary CLIFFORD, at Queen’s Town, on the 22nd ult.
FRANK, Mr. L.C., to Miss Louisa Emma FLETCHER, on the 5th inst, at Grahamstown.
CHALMERS, W. Buchanan Esq., to Miss Clara Sophia RAWSTORNE, at Fort Beaufort, on the 6th instant.
TIBBETS, Annie Lizzie, infant daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth S. TIBBETS, on the 15th ult, at Port Elizabeth.
HAW, Mr. S., aged 80 years, on the 10th ultimo, at Grahamstown.
MASON, Alfred James, aged 11 months, on the 4th ultimo, youngest son of Captain MASON of the Commercial Hotel, Port Elizabeth.
DREDGE, J. Christopher, infant son of William and Martha, at King William’s Town, on the 9th February.
BIRT, Samuel (one of the old settlers), aged 71 years, on the 16th ultimo, at King William’s Town.
DU TOIT, Mr. Henry, aged 36 years, n the 12th ultimo, at Colesberg.
NATHAN, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edw., on the 2nd ultimo, at Graaff-Reinet.
SHAW, Mr. Samuel, aged 40 years, on the 24th ultimo, at Port Elizabeth. Deceased was a native of Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire.
STAPLES, Charles Wesley, aged 30 years, on the 1st instant, at Queen’s Town.
DICKSON, Elizabeth, the wife of Mr. William, on the 2nd ultimo, at Port Elizabeth.
[sic – death notice above gives death date as 2 March]
KING, Charles, at Grahamstown, on the 7th instant, aged 23 years.
JAMES, George, aged 29 years, on the 15th inst, at the Halfway House on the Uitenhage Road.

Tuesday 25 March 1862

WE are informed that the Rev, Mr. DAVISON, of Brechin, Scotland, the new minister of the United Presbyterian and Independent Church at Adelaide, in the Eastern Province, arrived in the “Norman”, and that he preached an eloquent and impressive sermon in the Congregational Church, Caledon-street, Cape Town on Sunday week.

Friday 28 March 1862

DIED at Victoria West on the 19th inst, Susanna Elizabeth, the beloved daughter of Henry and A.A. WILLIAMS, aged 8 years, [..] months and nineteen days, Requiescat in pace.

DIED at his residence, North-end, on the [--th] March 1862, Mr. Thos. JEFFREYS […] aged [..] years.



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De Zuid-Afrikaan

The University of Stellenbosch has a digital newspaper collection. They now have the De Zuid-Afrikaan from 1830 to 1910 and their database is searchable.

The paper was founded by the advocate Christoffel Johan Brand on 9 April 1830 and played a major role in providing a mouthpiece for the more educated sections of the Cape Dutch community.

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UK Newspaper Library

There is a wonderful collection of South African newspapers at the British Library, but sadly the Newspaper Reading Room at Colindale in North London has now closed and the holdings transferred to Boston Spa. However, from the autumn of 2014 they will be available on 48 hours' notice to be read at the British Library in St.Pancras. Because there is not such a demand to view them as for British newspapers they are mostly available as originals rather than filmed copies. Since 5 January 2015 digital cameras have been allowed in the Newsroom at St.Pancras.

For more information, see the British Library Newspaper Library web site.

The British Library catalogue can be consulted here... - set the Material Type to Newspapers. 

Its collection of British Newspapers is now searchable online and viewable for a fee: The British Newspaper Archive.

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South African Newspaper Extracts

This collection of extracts from South African Newspapers was started by Sue Mackay who writes: "Having received help from others, I decided to put something back by taking day trips with my digital camera to the National Archives in Kew, London, and photographing records of South African interest. These I could then transcribe at home and post on the Internet. I started with the log of the Weymouth, the ship on which my ancestors sailed to the Cape, and then went on to photograph extracts from original South African newspapers held at Kew."

Since that beginning a number of others with access to original newspapers have posted transcriptions on various South African mailing lists and have kindly agreed to adding them to this database.

Click on the name of the newspaper on the right to view the transcriptions available. A search engine specific to the newspaper database is also provided.