Grahamstown Journal

Grahamstown Journal 1868 - 2 - April to June

Wednesday 1 April 1868

BIRTH on Tuesday 31st March 1868, Mrs. John G. CLOUGH of a son.

BIRTH on Monday 30th March 1868, Mrs. Edwin C. PERRY of a daughter.

Friday 3 April 1868

Death at the Military Guard-room
A private of the 2nd-11th Regiment, named MOONEY, died early this morning in the guard-room of the Drosdy, where he was in confinement for an act of insubordination. Mr. WOLFE and Dr. ATHERSTONE were to make an investigation this afternoon into the cause of death. We have not heard the result.

A Fine Dam in Queenstown
On the farm “Phalgrave”, the property of R. WRIGHT, of this town, a very creditable dam is in course of construction, and which speaks much for the enterprise of that gentleman. It is situated immediately above the house occupied by Mr. A. FINCHAM, and made between two ironstone koppies, between which a large sluit, 20 feet deep and 12 feet wide, has been washed out. The retaining walls run across this, and 14 feet above the ground line, are 21 feet thick in the narrowest part, and it is a well consolidated structure. During the late floods, the water passed over the dam some feet above the present level, and little or no effect was produced on the work. The length of the wall is 180 feet from end to end. Some of the stones are of immense size and weight. – Representative.

Wednesday 8 April 1868

BIRTH at Port Elizabeth on Sunday April 5, Mrs. Geo. IMPEY of a daughter.

Private Tutor
Mr. Thomas TROLLIP, of Daggaboer’s Neck, is desirous of engaging a gentleman as Private Tutor. An ability to impart a good English Education is the first requisite. A knowledge of Music would be a recommendation, but is not insisted on. Application to be made to the Journal Office, where terms may be known.

Tuesday 14 April 1868

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS

Births

BROOKS – At Fort Peddie, on the 12th ult, the wife of E.T. BROOKS Esq of a daughter.
BATE – At Grahamstown, on the 21st ult, the wife of F.C. BATE Esq of a daughter.
CALVERLEY – At Clarkebury, on the 7th ult, the wife of Mr. W.J. CALVERLEY of a son.
CLOUGH – At Grahamstown, on the 31st ult, the wife of J.G. CLOUGH Esq of a son.
HOLLAND – At Grahamstown, on the 22nd ult, the wife of Thos. HOLLAND Esq of a daughter.
IMPEY – At Port Elizabeth, on the 5th inst, the wife of G. IMPEY Esq of a daughter.
PERRY – At Grahamstown, on the 30th ult, the wife of E.C. PERRY Esq of a daughter.
SKILL – At Fort England, Grahamstown, on the 12th ult, the wife of Lieut. and Adjt. SKILL, 2nd-11th Regt, of a daughter.
RENNIE – At Grahamstown, on the 15th ult, the wife of Mr. J. RENNIE, Bedford district, of a daughter.

Marriages

HOBSON – CHURCH At All Saints Church, Somerset East, by the Rev E. Barker, on the 18th ult, W. Carey HOBSON Esq, of Graaff-Reinet, to Mrs. Robert CHURCH, daughter of Dr. COOPER.
PARKER – GRUBB At Commemoration Chapel, Grahamstown, by the Rev G.H. Green, on the 11th ult, Mr. E. PARKER, of Queenstown, to Miss Susannah Hobson GRUBB, of this city.
WELCH – RAY At St.George’s Cathedral, Grahamstown, by the Very Rev Dean Williams, on the 25th ult, Mr. C.B. WELCH to Louisa, youngest daughter of the late Mr. J. RAY.

Deaths

HARVEY – On the 26th Feb, Percy George, son of Sub-Inspector F.A.M. Police HARVEY, Separation Post, Winterberg, aged nearly 4 months.
KING – On the 12th ult, Edward Henry, eldest son of the late Mr. E.R. KING, Grahamstown.
LUCAS – On the 18th ult, John Northy, third son of Mr. LUCAS, Shenfield, aged 20 months.
SNEYD – On the 16th ult, Maria, wife of Mr. C.J. SNEYD, Hoffman Kloof, Albany district, aged 39 years.
WEBB – On the 12th ult, Sarah, wife of Mr. C. WEBB Sen, Grahamstown, aged 65 years.

Wednesday 15 April 1868

DEATH OF COMMANDANT KOLBE
This sad event occurred at the farm Leeuwberg, on the night of Friday the 3rd April. John Gerson Eliezer KOLBE had departed this life after a severe illness of 2 or 3 weeks, in the prime of life, and in the midst of his usefulness, leaving a widow and 12 children to lament their loss. He returned from commando some four weeks ago, suffering illness, which turned out to be typhus, or typhoid fever, shortly afterwards took to his bed, and never rallied, thus adding another to the long list of victims of our miserable war. What makes it more to be lamented is, that it is now very generally admitted that by good management after April 1866 the present, or rather recent war might have been avoided, and many valuable lives and much suffering and consequent unnecessary expenditure of money spared. Mr. KOLBE was born on the 7th July 1822 and married on the 3rd April 1843 to Anna Jacoba VAN DER MERWE and, strange coincidence, died on the anniversary of his wedding day. He had not completed his 46th year. His parents came out with the settlers of 1820; his father was of German extraction, if not birth, but resided and married in London. His mother – a thorough-going and fine old English lady – it will be remembered died in Burghersdorp about three months since. Mr. KOLBE’s father soon after his arrival in the colony – we do not know the exact period – became a Missionary to the Griquas at Philippolis, and most of his family, we believe, grew up there. The subject of this obituary notice removed to this district some 18 years since, and settled on the farm where he died and now lies on Kaalspruit, in this district. Of four daughters he has left behind him one daughter alone is married, the youngest being but an infant. Two of the sons, who have been serving with their father in the field, have proved themselves to be amongst the bravest of our burghers. Mr. KOLBE at the time of his lamented decease was Commandant of the district, a Justice of the Peace, a director of the Bloemfontein Bank, and deacon of the Dutch Reformed Church. For about 12 years after the abandonment, he steadily declined having anything to do with public affairs, he having been one of those who protested against the withdrawal of the British Government, and who applied to Sir George CLERK for compensation for his land, in order that he might leave with the troops and settle in the Cape Colony. Failing in obtaining compensation, he, like many more, had to cast his lot with the Free State, but he did not hold any office under the Government till the end of 1865, when he became Acting Commandant. We have often heard him declare that he would not even have left the quiet retirement of his farm had he not seen that his services were so urgently and absolutely required. Mr. KOLBE, from that time, proved one of the bravest and most active of our commandants. Previously to the capture of the Tiemie he felt very unwell, his last enemy having already laid hold upon him, but he was not thereby to be deterred from doing his duty and taking his share of the toil and danger on that occasion. We would now call attention to one most striking and pleasing fact connected with the last days of this brave and true patriot. On his death-bed, and while he still retained his full senses, he declared to the Doctor, to Mr. SALZMANN, and to others that were at his bed-side, that this State had taken too much land from the Basutos, and that he had felt so all along, and had declared it as his opinion in the Volksraad, in May 1867, at the time of the making of the “corn peace”; and now, on the bed from which he never expected to rise again, he wished by message to warn the Raad, and to beg of them to rescind their resolution, annul their protest, and to treat with the Governor for an equitable settlement of the boundary line. Mr. KOLBE was interred on Monday last; Mr. P. GROBLER, Elder of the Church, conducted the religious services in the absence of the minister, and suitable addresses being delivered by His Honor the President, Mr. VAN SOELEN, Landdrost of Bloemfontein, and Mr. SALZMANN, a neighbour and intimate friend. About 140 persons had assembled and stood around the grave to show this last mark of respect to the memory of the deceased.

Monday 20 April 1868

BIRTH at Fort Beaufort on Friday the 10th inst, the wife of W. MORKEL Esq, Attorney-at-Law, of a son.

MARRIED on the 16th April 1868 at St.Bartholomew’s Church, Grahamstown by the Venerable the Archdeacon Merriman, John Robert, eldest son of the late Louis NORTON Esq, of Grahamstown, to Sarah Kate, second daughter of the late E.R. KING Esq.

DIED at Grahamstown this day, April 20th, Herbert Charles ORSMOND, the youngest son of Mr. Charles ORSMOND. Aged 8 years. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.

Wednesday 22 April 1868

BIRTH on the 21st April at Grahamstown, the wife of S. JACOBS Esq, Solicitor General, of a daughter.

MARRIED on the 14th April at Clumber, by the Rev D. Hepburn, Charles George, eldest son of the late Mr. POULTON of this city to Maria Ann, second daughter of Mr. Edward TIMM Senr.

Friday 24 April 1868

DIED at Fort Beaufort on the 11th April, Mary Jane, the only child of William ROGERS, of Edendale, aged 14½ months.

Monday 27 April 1868

Accident at Trumpetter’s Drift
On Monday last a wagon and span of sixteen oxen, in attempting to cross the Fish River at Trumpetter’s Drift, were washed down and six of the oxen were drowned. Messrs. COCKCROFT and PHILLIPS, who were in the wagon at the time, had a narrow escape. The oxen and wagon were floated a mile and a half down the river, before they were stopped by coming into contact with a snag. Young CURRAN went into the river and cut the straps of ten oxen, which were saved. These were so weak that they could scarcely swim to the bank. CURRAN and a Kafir in the employ of Mr. MONTGOMERY swam by the sides of some of them and held their heads up. The contents of the wagon were washed out and lost.

Accident
On Thursday last Mr. Charles HOLLIDAY Jun met with a severe accident in the dislocation of his ankle-joint, through jumping out of a cart, the horses of which had bolted. The traces, it seems, had become disarranged, and the cart ran on to the horses’ heels, which caused them to kick and take fright, and become unmanageable, and just as they had turned into the opening near the Zetland lodge, Mr. HOLLIDAY threw himself out, but his foot unfortunately catching in the reins, he fell off his balance, and hurt his ankle. – F.B. Advocate

Wednesday 29 April 1868

MARRIED at Uitenhage, April 22, Catharine Cornelia, eldest daughter of Edward HEUGH Esq, to Sydney George GRANVILLE, D.A.C.G.

Monday 4 May 1868

DIED at Emfundisweni, Faku’s Mission, Amapondaland, deeply regretted by a large circle of sorrowing relatives and friends, Rev Thomas JENKINS, Wesleyan Minister, in the 62nd year of his age, leaving a disconsolate widow to deplore her irreparable loss. Deceased arrived in this Colony with the Settlers of 1820, and was for 37 years a devoted and most zealous Minister of Christ’s Gospel.

Notice to Creditors
In the Insolvent Estate of Thomas Bartlett GILPIN, of Grahamstown, lately of the Armed Mounted Police
All Persons claiming to be Creditors under this Estate are required to take notice that the Undersigned has been duly elected to, and confirmed in, the appointment of Sole Trustee of the said Estate, and that the Master has appointed the third Meeting to be held before the Resident Magistrate of Grahamstown, at his Office on the Wednesday the 20th May 1868, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, for the proof of Debts, for receiving the Trustee’s Report, and also for the purpose of giving directions to the said Trustee as to the management of the said Estate; and all persons indebted to the said Estate are required to pay the same to the Undersigned forthwith, or proceedings will be instituted against them.
R.S. SMITH
Sole Trustee

Notice to Creditors
In the Insolvent Estate of Jan Hendrik VILJOEN, of Victoria East, Farmer
All Persons claiming to be Creditors under this Estate are required to take notice that the Undersigned has been duly elected to, and confirmed in, the appointment of Sole Trustee of the said Estate, and that the Master has appointed the third Meeting to be held before the Resident Magistrate of Grahamstown, at his Office on the Wednesday the 20th day of May 1868, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, for the proof of Debts, for receiving the Trustee’s Report, and also for the purpose of giving directions to the said Trustee as to the management of the said Estate; and all persons indebted to the said Estate are required to pay the same to the Undersigned forthwith, or proceedings will be instituted against them.
R.S. SMITH
Sole Trustee

Notice to Creditors
In the Insolvent Estate of Jan SALEM of Grahamstown
All Persons claiming to be Creditors under this Estate are required to take notice that the Undersigned has been duly elected to, and confirmed in, the appointment of Sole Trustee of the said Estate, and that the Master has appointed the third Meeting to be held before the Resident Magistrate of Grahamstown, at his Office on the Wednesday the 20th May 1868, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, for the proof of Debts, for receiving the Trustee’s Report, and also for the purpose of giving directions to the said Trustee as to the management of the said Estate; and all persons indebted to the said Estate are required to pay the same to the Undersigned forthwith, or proceedings will be instituted against them.
G. LOCKE
Sole Trustee

Wednesday 6 May 1868

BIRTH at Dordrecht, the 1st May, Mrs. Horatio HUTCHONS of a daughter.

BIRTH at West-Hill, Grahamstown, on the 1st May 1868, the wife of G. SHAW Esq. of a daughter.

Friday 8 May 1868

BIRTH at his residence, Market-square, on Wednesday the 6th instant, the wife of Mr. John WEBB of a son.
Grahamstown, 7th May 1868

MARRIED on the 28th April, at Green Fountain, Kowie West, by the Rev E.D. Hepburn, William MASKREY to Martha, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Richard WALKER of Farmerfield. No cards.

Wednesday 13 May 1868

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS

Births

MORKEL – At Fort Beaufort, April 10, the wife of W. MORKEL Esq, Attorney-at-Law, of a son.
JACOBS – At Grahamstown, April 21, the wife of S. JACOBS Esq, Solicitor-General, of a daughter.
HUTCHONS – At Dordrecht, division of Queenstown, May 1, the wife of Horatio HUTCHONS Esq of a daughter.
WEBB – At Grahamstown, May 6, the wife of John WEBB Esq of a son.

Marriages

POULTON – TIMM At the Wesleyan Chapel, Clumber, division of Albany, by the Rev E.D. Hepburn, on the 15th ult, Charles George, eldest son of the late Mr. C. POULTON, of this city, to Maria Ann, second daughter of Mr. E. TIMMS Senr of Clumber.
GRANVILLE – HEUGH At Uitenhage on the 22nd ult, George GRANVILLE D.A.C.G. to Catharine Cornelia, eldest daughter of E. HEUGH Esq.
NORTON – KING At St.Bartholomew’s Church, Grahamstown, by the Ven Archdeacon Merriman, on the 16th ult, John Robert, eldest son of the late Louis NORTON Esq to Sarah Kate, second daughter of the late E.R. KING, both of this city.
MASKREY – WALKER At Green Fountain, Kowie West by the Rev E.D. Hepburn, Mr. W. MASKREY to Martha, youngest daughter of the late Mr. R. WALKER, Farmerfield.

Friday 15 May 1868

DIED at Grahamstown on the 14th May 1868, Elizabeth, relic of the late George CLARKE, of the Salem Party of British Settlers of 1820. Aged 78 years and 26 days. The funeral will take place at 3 o’clock precisely on Sunday next from Cross-street, Settler’s Hill. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

In the Testate Estate of Mary TEMLETT (deceased of Grahamstown)
Notice is hereby given that all Persons having Claims against this Estate are requested to file the same with the second undersigned, in Grahamstown, within six weeks from this date; and all persons Indebted to the said Estate are required to pay their Debts, due to the said Estate, within the same period to the said second undersigned in Grahamstown.
(Signed) E.W. TEMLETT
(Signed) John TEMLETT
(Signed) J.B. TEMLETT
Executors Testamentary
Grahamstown, 7th May 1868

DIED at Grahamstown on the 13th May, Amey Jane, the beloved twin daughter of Frederick and M.A.M. JARDINE. Aged 3 years and 5 days. “Not lost but gone before”.

Friday 22 May 1868

BIRTH at Grahamstown on Wednesday 20th May 1868, the wife of R.G. TAINTON Esq, of Peddie, of a daughter.

DIED at Orange Grove, near Ladysmith, Natal, after a painful illness of only four days, Sarah Ann, the beloved wife of Mr. James JAMES, and daughter of the late Mr. James WEEKS, of Grahamstown, aged 37 years and 7 months, who departed this life on Wednesday the 22nd April 1868, leaving a disconsolate husband, six children (the youngest only four days old) and a large number of relatives and friends to mourn their irreparable loss. She was an affectionate wife, a loving mother, and a kind friend to all who knew her. How truthful: “That in the midst of life we are in death”.

BIRTH at Oatlands on Thursday May 21st, the wife of Mr. J.P. COLLYER of a daughter.

Tuesday 26 May 1868

Notice
The funeral of the late Mr. SLATER will take place on Wednesday (tomorrow) morning – to move from his late residence in Bathurst-street at ½ past 8 o’clock.

DIED on Saturday the 23rd May, after a protracted and painful illness, Charles SLATER, aged 71 years. “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours, and their works do follow them”. Rev 15c, 13v.

Wednesday 27 May 1868

DIED at his late residence, “Klip Drift Farm”, near Grahamstown, on the 22nd May, after a long and painful illness, John JENNINGS, aged 58 years, leaving a wife and large family to deplore their irreparable loss. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.

Friday 29 May 1868

BIRTH at Oatlands on Thursday the 28th inst, the wife of Mr. P. MacOWAN of a daughter.

DIED at Queenstown on the 24th May 1868, after a lingering illness of some months, Mr. Stephen TROLLIP, aged 66 years. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.

Tuesday 2 June 1868

DIED at Somerset East, May 27 1868, of consumption, John Milton, son of Mr. Benjamin and Eliza SARGEANT, aged 18 years, 7 months and 22 days. The deceased was the only surviving child of seven. He bore his lingering sufferings with Christian resignation to the will of God, and “his end was peace”.

MURDER
Intelligence was received at Fort Beaufort on Thursday night of a shocking murder having been perpetrated at Tambookie Fontein, in the Winterberg, on the previous evening. As far as we have yet been able to ascertain, a quarrel arose between two brothers-in-law, named KEYER and ENGELBRECHT, about the trespassing of some cattle, which resulted in the latter stabbing KEYER to the heart with a knife. Death resulted immediately. ENGELBRECHT immediately left the place, and it is supposed has made to the Free State. The police arrived at the scene of the murder about midday on Thursday, but ENGELBRECHT was nowhere to be found. Dr. DE SMIDT, district surgeon, left early yesterday morning for the scene to hold a post mortem examination. The Resident Magistrate, L.H. MEURANT Esq, also left shortly after to enquire judicially into the facts of the case. – Advocate.

Friday 5 June 1868

BIRTH at Grahamstown on the 3rd June, the wife of Mr. M.R. BOWKER, of Olifant’s Kloof, of a daughter.

MARRIED at East London, on the 27th May 1868, by the Rev W.C. Wallis, Frederick William Kekewich WYLDE, Sub-Insp F.A. and M. Police Force, to Ann Elizabeth, second daughter of J.J.M. VAN RYNEVELD Esq. No cards.

DIED at Proctor’s Fontein, May 27th 1868, Mr. Thomas MILLS Senr. Aged 67 years and 8 months. He was one of the original Settlers of 1820 – leaving a wife and large family to deplore their loss.

Monday 8 June 1868

DIED at Grahamstown on the 2nd instant, Walter, infant son of John and Elizabeth WEBB. Aged one month.

DIED at Oatlands, Grahamstown, on Sunday the 7th instant, Arthur Joseph, youngest son of Mr. B.B. ATTWELL. Aged 8 months.

DIED at Naauwpoort, near Middelburg, on the 1st June 1868, of sore throat, Richard Kohn King KNOWLES, aged 26 years, second son of Henry KNOWLES of Grahamstown. He has left a widow, an infant and a few friends to mourn their irreparable loss.

Wednesday 10 June 1868

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS

Births

BOWKER - At Grahamstown, on the 3rd June, the wife of Mr. M.R. BOWKER, of Olifant’s Kloof, of a daughter.
COLLYER – At Grahamstown, on the 21st May, the wife of Mr. J.P. COLLYER of a daughter.
MacOWAN – At Grahamstown, on the 18th May, the wife of Mr. P. MacOWAN of a daughter.
TAINTON – At Grahamstown, on the 20th May, the wife of R.G. TAINTON Esq, of Peddie, of a daughter.

Marriage

WYLDE – RYNEVELD At East London, on the 27th May, by the Rev W.C. Wallis, Frederick William Kekewich WYLDE, Sub-Inspector F.A.M. Police, to Ann Elizabeth, second daughter of J.J. VAN RYNEVELD Esq.

Deaths

ATTWELL - At Oatlands, Grahamstown, on the 7th June, Arthur Joseph, youngest son of Mr. B.B. ATTWELL. Aged 8 months.
CLARKE – At Grahamstown, on the 14th May, Elizabeth, relict of the late George CLARKE, aged 78 years and 26 days.
JENNINGS – At “Klip Drift Farm”, near Grahamstown, on the 22nd May, John JENNINGS, aged 58 years.
JARDINE – At Grahamstown, on the 13th May, Amey Jane, the beloved twin-daughter of Frederick and M.A.M. JARDINE, aged 3 years and 5 days.
JAMES – At Orange Grove, near Ladysmith, Natal, on the 22nd April, Sarah Ann, wife of Mr. James JAMES, and daughter of the late Mr. James WEEKS, of Grahamstown, aged 37 years and 7 months.
KNOWLWS – At Naauwpoort, near Middelburg, on the 1st June, of sore throat, Richard John King KNOWLES, second son of Henry KNOWLES, of Grahamstown, aged 26 years.
MILLS – At Proctor’s Fontein, on the 27th May, Mr. Thomas MILLS Sen, aged 67 years and 8 months.
SARGEANT – At Somerset East, on the 27th May, of consumption, John Milton, son of Mr. Benjamin and Eliza SARGEANT, aged 18 years 7 months and 22 days.
SLATER – At Grahamstown, on the 23rd May, George SLATER Esq, aged 71 years.
TROLLIP –At Queenstown, on the 24th May, Mr. Stephen TROLLIP, aged 66 years.
WEBB – At Grahamstown, on the 2nd June, Walter, infant son of John and Elizabeth WEBB, aged 1 month.

Wednesday 17 June 1868

DIED at his residence, Hoggsback Farm, district of Peddie, on Sunday evening the 7th June 1868, after a long and painful illness, Mr. John RANDALL, aged 42 years, leaving a wife and six children to deplore their irreparable loss. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.

Friday 19 June 1868

Notice to Creditors
In the Insolvent Estate of John PASKIN, Shopkeeper, of Salem, Albany
All Persons claiming to be creditors under this Estate are required to take notice that the Undersigned has been duly elected to, and confirmed in, the appointment of Sole Trustee of the said Estate, and that the Master has appointed the third meeting to be held before the Resident Magistrate of Grahamstown, on Wednesday next, 24th June, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, for the proof of Debts, for receiving the Trustee’s Report, and also for the purpose of giving directions to the said Trustee as to the management of the said Estate; and all persons indebted to the said Estate are required to pay the same to the Undersigned on or before the said date, or proceedings will be instituted against them.
John CROXFORD, Sole Trustee.

Notice to Creditors
In the Insolvent Estate of Conraad Fredrik SCHEEPERS, Farmer, of Assegai River, Albany
All Persons claiming to be creditors under this Estate are required to take notice that the Undersigned has been duly elected to, and confirmed in, the appointment of Sole Trustee of the said Estate, and that the Master has appointed the third meeting to be held before the Resident Magistrate of Grahamstown, on Wednesday next, 24th June, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, for the proof of Debts, for receiving the Trustee’s Report, and also for the purpose of giving directions to the said Trustee as to the management of the said Estate; and all persons indebted to the said Estate are required to pay the same to the Undersigned on or before the said date, or proceedings will be instituted against them.
John CROXFORD, Sole Trustee.

Friday 26 June 1868

BIRTH at Grahamstown on the 18th instant, Mrs. J.M. GIBSON of a son.

DIED this day, 24th June, at No.12 Somerset-street, Annette Martha, daughter of H. CUMMING Esq MD. Aged 5 years and 14 days.

DIED at Port Alfred on the 12th June, after a short illness, Elizabeth NICHOLS. Aged 70 years. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.

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