Grahamstown Journal 1837 - 2 - July to December
Thursday 6 July 1837
DIED at Burn's Hill, Kaffraria on the 24th ult Mrs.LAING, wife of the Rev. J.LAING of the Glasgow Missionary Society.
Thursday 13 July 1837
Mr. Benjamin NORDEN Jun begs to inform the inhabitants of Graham's Town that he has commenced business as a General Agent and Collector and trusts by a strict and speedy attention to business to be able to ensure their support. All accounts forwarded to BN will be collected forthwith, and the money handed over as soon as received. Application to be made to Mr. Benj. NORDEN Jun at Mr. J.D. NORDEN's Office.
Dissolution of Partnership
The undersigned begs to inform the Public that the Partnership recently existing between him and Robert SCOTT is dissolved by mutual consent. Also that he has removed to the premises lately occupied by Mr. TROTTER on the Market place, and trusts that by strict attention to Business he will receive as great a share of public patronage as hitherto.
Thursday 3 August 1837
BIRTH On the 23rd July Mrs. Charles MAYNARD of a Son
DIED on 31st July 1837 Peter CAMPBELL Esq, Surgeon, aged 60 years
The following Epitaph on our late fellow colonist, the lamented Lieut.T.C.WHITE, has recently been forwarded to England to be sculptured on a marble Tablet, for which a very beautiful and chaste design has been furnished by Mr.F. I'ONS of this place:
Sacred to the Memory of
THOMAS CHARLES WHITE
A Native of Nottinghamshire, England
(Formerly Lieutenant in HM 25th Regiment of Foot)
Major of the Albany Local Volunteers and Acting Deputy Quartermaster General to the Burgher Force; who, after many years of persevering and successful effort, asd an Agriculturalist, to promote the welfare of his fellow Settlers, and improve this the country of his adoption, to which he emigrated in the year 1820, was\slain by Kafirs on 14th May 1835 on the banks of the Bashee River, whither he had marched with a detachment of the British Forces under the command of Col. Smith, CB, to punish the calamitous and unprovoked Irruption of the Kafir tribes into this colony in December 1834. He thus died as he had lived – in the service of his country.
This Tablet is Erected
By the Public
As a tribute to those talents and that worth by which he was distinguished
Alike in social as in public life
List of Subscribers in aid of the erection of a Church between Assagaai Bush and Bushman's River
Mr.PECHE and family
Mr.ROWE and family
Mr.NORMAN and family
Mr.JACKINS and family
Mr.SIMPSON and family
Mr.ELLIOT and family
Mr.FREG and family
Mr. DEL BLANCH
Mr.MILLS and family
Mr.WATSON and family
Mr.WILMOT and family
Messrs POLLARD and WEBB
Mr.W.PULLEN and family
Thursday 10 August 1837
The undersigned begs to acquaint the public that he is removing his Business to the House lately occupied by Messrs. MEURANT and GODLONTON, where he will open an new assortment, received per "Mazeppa", consisting of extra superfine Cloths, plain and fancy Cassemeres, rich figured Silk, Velvet and Satin Waistcoatings, Cashmere and fashionable Valentia do., gentlemen's Norway Doe and Buckskin Gloves, superior Braces, Spring Belts &c &c
Tailor and Draper
Thursday 17 August 1837
DIED at Somerset on the 10th inst, Caroline Antoinette, only daughter of James O'REILLY Esq, aged nine days.
Thursday 31 August 1837
BIRTH at Oatlands on Sunday the 27th instant, Mrs. SOMERSET of a daughter.
Thursday 29 September 1837
BIRTH: On the 9th September at Beaufort, Mrs. J.D. DEVENISH of a son
BIRTH: At Fort Beaufort the 24th inst the Lady of Robert BOVEY Esq. of a son
DIED at Port Elizabeth on Sunday 27th August 1837 after a painful and lingering illness, Mr. James HANCOCK, aged 62 years. He was a member of the Wesleyan Society for many years; he died, as he had lived, an ornament to his Christian Profession. His end was Peace.
Thursday 19 October 1837
MARRIED in the Dutch Reformed Church, George Town on Tuesday the 19th September 1837 by the Rev T.S.S.Ballot VDM, Mr. William Burnet BIDDULPH to the second daughter of Mr. James SMITH, Ship Builder
DIED at Uitenhage on Friday 7th October 1837, Alexander MATHEWSON Esq., Ensign in the late Royal Africa Corps and late of Her Majesty's 54th Regiment, aged 45 years; leaving a Widow and 6 young Children to deplore his loss.
Uitenhage, October 12 1837
DIED at Port Elizabeth on the 22nd ult Thomas PULLEN Esq aged 63. He has left a numerous family to deplore the loss of an affectionate Father and a good Christian.
Thursday 16 November 1837
Mr. HART of Glen Avon, near Somerset, being desirous of sinking several Wells on his Farm at Milk River, 4 hours ride on this side and on the high road to Graaf-Reinet; also on his Farm Spitskop, near Somerset, such persons as may be inclined to undertake the above Work are requested to apply to him, stating the Termsper foot deep, through ground, soft Stone, Chingle and Granet. All applications will be attended to. He has for sale about 1000 very superior bastard Wethers and 5 or 600 well bred Ewes, supposed to be in Lamb to very superior Rams of the first cross from imported Saxon and Leister Rams, well worth the attention of those who propose commencing Sheep Breeding. Price £1 : 1 per Ewe
Glen Avon 7th November 1837
Thursday 23 November 1837
MARRIED on the 21st inst at Uitenhage, by the Rev Mr McCleland, Ambrose G. CAMPBELL, son of the late Major-General Charles Colin CAMPBELL, Commander of the Forces in Newfoundland, to Johanna Sophia, second daughter of J.W. VAN DER RIET Esq, Civil Commissioner of Uitenhage.
A small dwelling house being wanted for the residence of the master of the Free Day School, connected with the Wesleyan Chapel at Clumber, near Bathurst. Tenders for the erection thereof will be received by Mr.Joseph WALKER until the 1st day of December next. The Plan and Specification, together with the Terms of payment, may be seen on application to Mr.Thomas WALKER, near the old Wesleyan Chapel, Grahamstown W.SHAW
Thursday 30 November 1837
MARRIED by Special Licence by the Rev J Heavyside, on Thursday the 23rd inst, George LIVINGSTON Esq MD, member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, to Miss Emily BACK
Thursday 7 December 1837
Departed this life on Friday evening, 1st Dec. Mrs. Julia TURVEY, aged 60 years, deeply regretted by her numerous offspring. She was a tender Mother, a faithful Wife and sincere Friend. Her early prospects ill fitted her to combat with an adverse world; but it brought her nearer to her God and enabled her to triumph over Death and the Grave, imparting a happy consolation to her bereaved partner, to whom a union of 32 years only served to increase her affection, and who leaves this testimony of her worth.
Thursday 21 December 1837
OPENING OF BATHURST CHURCH
Notice is hereby given that the new Church at Bathurst being nearly completed will be opened D.V. for the celebration of Public Worship on New Year's Day. Divine Service will be performed in the Morning by Rev.J.HEAVYSIDE and in the Evening by the Rev.J.BARROW, and Collections will be made at the close of each Service in aid of the Funds of the Church. Service to commence in the Morning precisely at 12 o'clock and in the Evening at 7.