Grahamstown Journal

Grahamstown Journal 1839 - 1 - January to June

Thursday 10 January 1839

MARRIED at Glen Avon, Somerset on the 19th Dec 1838, by the Rev G Morgan, Robert Mitford BOWKER, fifth son of Miles BOWKER Esq of Tharfield, to Sarah Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Robert HART Esquire.

DIED at Graaff-Reinet on the 26th ult, Maria Henriette, daughter of Charles Hudson GRISBROOK Esq, Deputy Sheriff for the district, aged 10 months and 7 days.
Graaff-Reinet, Dec 31 1838.

Thursday 17 January 1839

BIRTH at Somerset on Tuesday the 8th Jan, Mrs. James O'REILLY of a daughter.

Thursday 24 January 1839

DIED on the 12th instant at Belmont, Helen, daughter of F. CARLISLE Esq, aged 7 weeks

Thursday 14 February 1839

MARRIED on Tuesday the 12th inst, by the Rev W. Shaw, the Rev George Hale GREEN, Wesleyan Missionary, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Arthur TOZER of Sheffield, Yorkshire.

BIRTH at Kariega on the 11th inst, Mrs. W.T. BROWN of a son.

Celebrated in St.George's Church, Graham's Town
Jan 12 H.J.VOGEL, bachelor to Elizabeth KEW, spinster
Jan 16 P.L.VOGEL, bachelor to G.F.BOUWER, spinster
Jan 22 James BERRY, bachelor to Mary Ann YOUNG, spinster
By the Rev.W.Shaw
Jan 12 John N.DANIEL, widower to Rhoda URRY, spinster
By the Rev.J.Heavyside, Colonial Chaplain
Jan 8   A son of Joseph CLAYTON baptised John Thomas
Jan 10 A daughter of J.W.LEONARD baptised Tryphena
Jan 10 A son of do. baptised Francis Phips
Jan 10 A daughter of do. baptised Frances Hannah
Jan 10 A daughter of do. baptised Jane

Arrangements have been made to keep a constant supply of Soda Water in the Fountain and also in Bottles. Families may be supplied with it at 4s6d per dozen.

The Undersigned being desirous of turning his attention to Sheep Farming, offers to dispose of his old established business in Graham's Town. The purchaser will be required to take the whole of the stock at 50 percent advance on the London Invoice prices, which percentage is calculated to cover expenses of freight, duties etc, and allow a small overplus for the good will of the business. None need apply who cannot command £1,000 cash. The remainder of the purchase money can be paid in equal instalments at one, two and three years.
Wm.John EARLE, Apothecary
Chemist and Wholesale Druggist

Thursday 21 February 1839

DIED at Fort Beaufort on the 18th inst, Alexander HOWISON aged 46 years

DIED on Tuesday the 10th instant, Richard DANIELL Esq JP of Sidbury Park, Albany

Thursday 14 March 1839

MARRIED on the 5th inst by the Rev J. Barrow, at Riet Fontein, Albany, Mr. Alexander Charles BISSET, eldest son of Lieut. A. BISSET RN, to Sarah, third daughter of the late Lieut. Richard LAMONT of the 1st Royals.

BIRTH on Sunday morning the 10th inst, Mrs. L.H. MEURANT of a son

Dr. Ambrose George CAMPBELL finding himself from his late indisposition incapable of paying due attention to his extensive practice without assistance, has therefore made arrangements with Mr. COLE, Apothecary, to attend for him during his absence, or where he is engaged. Dr. C informs his patients that all Medicines will from this date be dispensed at Mr. COLE's, and that gentleman will be ready at all hours to afford his undivided attention on Dr. CAMPBELL's patients.
Graham's Town, March 1st 1839

Thursday 21 March 1839

Whereas William Gregg SHEPHERD and Elizabeth Algoa SHEPHERD (born ADCOCK) his wife have executed before me, the Notary, and Witnesses, on the 14th March 1839, a deed of separation, from bed, board and community of property, Notice thereof is hereby given to the public, and, likewise, that from henceforth they shall not be answerable, or liable, for each other's debts, but that the same shall run for account and risk of him, or her, who shall or may contract the same from the date of the aforementioned deed.
C.WHITCOMB, Notary Public
Port Elizabeth 14th March

Thursday 28 March 1839

DIED at 3 o'clock am on Monday the 25th inst after one hours illness, Miles BOWKER Esq of Tharfield, Albany in his Eighty-first year.

DIED at Graham's Town on the 14th inst, Mr. William Albert MORGAN, aged 39 years, deeply regretted by his widow and a family of 6 young children, and by a numerous circle of friends.

Thursday 11 April 1839

DIED on the 31st March 1839, Mr. Geo. McNAUGHTEN, aged 44, leaving a disconsolate Widow to lament his loss.

Mrs BIGGAR takes this opportunity of returning her sincere and heartfelt thanks for the sympathy and kindness she has received from all her good friends on the occasion of her late sorrow and bereavement, and begs to acquaint them, and the Public in general, that her daughters have opened a School for the Instruction of Young ladies in good plain education, and sincerely hopes they may meet with a share of public favour. Mrs BIGGAR has accommodation for two or three Young Ladies as Boarders, where the comforts of Home may be joined to Instruction.
Terms:- £30 per Annum, if Two of a Family £50 Medical advice, Books, Stationery and Music extra.
Port Elizabeth April 2 1839

Thursday 25 April 1839

BIRTH at Graaff-Reinet on Saturday the 6th April, at the residence of the Civil Commissioner, the lady of Lorenzo CHIAPPINI Esq of a daughter.

Thursday 2 May 1839

DIED at Graham's Town on the 27th ult after a painful and lingering illness of seven months, Catherine WATHALL, relict of the late William WATHALL, in her 52nd year. The loss of this truly charitable individual will be felt by many, as numbers still exist who were the objects of her bounty. Alike in prosperity and adversity she was never found to relax in her benevolent
intentions, or to turn a deaf ear when the voice of misfortune and distress cried pitifully for relief. To the orphan and the friendless she has in several instances been more than an mother, as many will be ready to bear witness; but the pride of her heart was that her benevolence should only be known to the objects of her generosity; and though many among those who knew her may refuse a tear to her memory, yet they will not withhold that tribute to departed worth her extensive charities so unassumingly entitle her to. [sic] Peace to her manes! May she never be forgotten!

CHRISTENING in Union Chapel on Sunday the 28th ult, by the Rev J Locke, a son of Mr. L.H. MEURANT baptised George Greig

Thursday 16 May 1839

BIRTH on Sunday the 12th inst, at Fort England, Graham's Town, Mrs. McLEAN, Lady of Captain McLEAN 27th Regt of a daughter.

DIED at Graham's Town on Sunday the 12th inst, Mrs. Martha PAINTER, aged 29 years, leaving a bereaved Husband with two young children to deplore her loss. She was a most faithful affectionate Wife and Mother, a sincere friend, and is deeply regretted by a numerous circle of friends.

Thursday 23 May 1839

DIED at Graham's Town on the 19th May 1839, Petrus Borchardus BORCHERDS, son of Mr. J.H. BORCHERDS Esq, Clerk of the Peace, aged 4 months and 12 days.

Thursday 6 June 1839

Fresh sausages, Bologna and German do.
The Undersigned having erected a chopping Machine are enabled to supply the above Articles in any quantity. Fresh Sausages every day, Bologna and German Sausages Warranted to keep good in any climate, may be had packed in boxes containing 10 lb each, suitable for the outposts, for Shipping and for Exportation.

DIED in the Village of Colesberg on Monday the 20th inst, Eliza Henrietta, aged 24 years, wife of Fleetwood RAWSTORNE Esq, Resident Magistrate for Colesberg.

Thursday 13 June 1839

DIED at this Village on the evening of the 29th inst, James St.Leger DEVENISH, only son of James Goldsbury DEVENISH Esq., aged 9 months and 5 days.
Beaufort 31 May 1839

Thursday 27 June 1839

BIRTH at Fort Beaufort on the 11th inst, the Lady of Eldred Mowbray COLE Esq. of a son

DIED at his estate, Cradock's Town, Port Elizabeth, on 16th June 1839, Frederick KORSTEN Esq aged 66 years and 10 months, of which notice is hereby given to Relatives and Friends
Cradock's Town 17 June 1839

DIED on Sunday last after an illness of nine days, Julia Sophia, eldest daughter of Adolphus BARNES Esq of Graham's Town.

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