Grahamstown Journal

Grahamstown Journal 1843 - 2 - April to June

Thursday 6 April 1843

The Misses LEARY beg to inform the Ladies of Graham's Town that they have removed to the residence of Mr.STANTON in High Street, where they continue to carry on the business of dressmaking - and hope by unremitting attention to share in their patronage.

Surgeon and Accoucheur
Respectfully intimates to the inhabitants of Graham's Town and its vicinity that he has commenced the practice of his profession in all its branches; and trusts by unremitting attention to the interests of all who may favor him with their confidence to obtain a share of public patronage.
Bathurst Street, Graham's Town
April 6th 1843

Thursday 13 April 1843

BAPTISM at Bloemhof, District Graaf Reinet, 31st January last by Rev.A.Murray, a son of Mr.William SOUTHEY named William Geddes Bain.

DIED at Salem on Sunday 9th instant, Mr. Samuel BONNIN, aged 64 years. Deceased was one of the founders of the Albany Settlement, having arrived in this colony with the British emigrants of 1820. Though led since by business to various parts of the colony, his residence has chiefly been at Salem, where, as he had wished, he died. He was a man of considerable natural talent and of most active mind; while his hospitality, his social temper and his kindliness of heart will long be remembered by his family, and all within the circle of his acquaintance. The disease which terminated his earthly career was most painful, but he bore his suffering with the fortitude, the resignation and the hope of the Christian. His end was peace.

DIED on the 11th instant at Birbury, near Bathurst, at the residence of T.J.BIDDULPH Esq, Wilhelmina Theodora Elizabeth BIDDULPH, widow of the late John Burnet BIDDULPH Esq of Graaf Reinet, aged 36 years, after a long and painful illness, borne with exemplary patience, leaving five orphan children to deplore her premature death.

DIED at Graham's Town on the 10th instant, Martha Eliza, aged 6 months, the infant daughter of Mr.John F.SHEPPERSON, thus surviving the loss of its mother by only 16 days.

Thursday 20 April 1843

BIRTH on the 15th instant at Fort Beaufort the Lady of Captain John McLEAN, 57th Inniskillingers, of a Son.

It is with poignant regret we announce the very unexpected demise, on the 17th instant, of the Rev.G.BOOTH, Acting Military Chaplain at Fort Beaufort. Deceased performed as usual Divine Service on Good Friday, but was shortly after attacked by an inflammatory affection of the bowels, which terminated in death on the Monday following. He was in the 52nd year of his age. It is due to his memory to remark that although resident in this Colony only about two years, yet that his zeal, ability and punctuality in the discharge of all his duties, had gained for him the respect and confidence of the church of which he was a minister.

DIED at Klip Fontein on the 17th instant, Sybilla Mitford, youngest daughter of B.E.BOWKER, aged one year and five months.

Thursday 27 April 1843

BIRTH on the 19th inst at Cradock, Mrs. E. TURVEY of a son

BIRTH at Fort Beaufort on the 18th inst, the lady of E.M. COLE Esq JP of a son

In the Wesleyan Chapel Graham's Town
March 5th a son of Mr. Thomas FRANCIS baptised William Caryl
March 19th a son of Mr.John ROBERTS baptised Philip
April 2nd a son of Mr.Jeremiah HARTLEY baptised William Ackerly
April 9th a daughter of Mr.J.C.HOOLE baptised Harriet Cotterell Rhodes
April 9th a daughter of Mr.James HOOLE sen baptised Francis Elizabeth Cotterell
April 9th a son of Mr.W.E.CROUT baptised William Henry
April 9th a daughter of Mr.William PIKE baptised Sarah
April 9th a son of Mr.William KING baptised William
April 9th a son of Mr.Henry GODFREY baptised Henry
April 9th a son of Mr.Charles SLATER baptised George
April 9th a son of Mr.Thomas PAGE baptised William
April 9th a daughter of Mr.Charles COUSINS baptised Caroline Augusta
April 15th a daughter of Mr.W.STILLWELL baptised Emily Johnstone
April 15th a son of the same baptised William Roberts
15th a son of the same baptised Ablort Morgan
At Salem by the Rev.J.Richards
March 10 a daughter (an adult) of George and Hannah Elizabeth DENNISON, baptised Sarah Ann.

Thursday 4 May 1843

DIED at King William's Town, Kafirland, after nine days illness, Mr.Wm. CALVARY senior, aged 63 years, greatly lamented by all who knew him.

DIED at Graham's Town on the 3rd instant, Martha, only daughter of Mr.Joseph HART, aged eight years.

Thursday 18 May 1843

Arrival in Simon's Bay
May 1 - H.M.S.Thunderer (81 guns), D.PRING Esq from Cork 28th Feb and St.Jago 22 March to Simon's Bay. Passengers:- Lieut.Col.BOYS Major ERSKINE Captains OGLE, PRESTON and LUCAS Lieutenants TENCH, BLENKINSOPP, VIALLS, GORDON, GARDEN and ARMSTRONG Ensigns MORRIS, MILLER and EGGERTON Adjutant W.SMITH Quartermaster WALTERS Staff Surgeon HADAWAY HM 91st Regt.
Assistant Surgeon BEST
Mesdms. PRESTON, HADAWAY and child
Capt.Le MERCHANT HM 7th Dragoons
And 493 rank and file, 41 women and 52 children HM 45th Regt.

Thursday 25 May 1843

DIED at Graham's Town on the 24th instant, Fanny, daughter of Mr.B.M.SHEPPERSON Sen, aged 25 years, deeply regretted by her family and friends.

DIED at Croft Cottage, near Fort England, on Saturday 20th instant, Mrs. Anna Maria KIDSON, wife of Mr.William KIDSON, Wine Merchant Graham's Town 25th May 1843

DIED in Graham's Town on the 19th instant, Tys, son of A.F.KISING, resident at Port Natal, much regretted by his friends.

Port Elizabeth
William O'HARA, late Serjeant 75th Regiment, begs respectfully to inform his friends and the public that he has taken the house formerly known as SCOREY'S HOTEL, where he hopes by assiduous attention and moderate charges to merit a share of the public patronage.
NB monthly boarders received on reasonable terms Port Elizabeth May 24th 1843

Thursday 1 June 1843

DIED at Uitenhage on the 25th May aged 28 years, Helena Catharina, the wife of Mr.Thos. THOMPSON, deeply lamented by her family and friends.

Thursday 8 June 1843

DIED at Cradock on Sunday the 4th instant, shortly after confinement, Mrs. Letitia THORNHILL, aged 25 years, the wife of Mr.C.THORNHILL, deeply deplored by her bereaved husband and family, and by a circle of friends, to whom she was endeared as well by an affectionate heart as by her exemplary deportment as a Wife, Mother and Friend.

DIED at Cradock on the 17th May, Isabella, wife of Mr. C.A.MAYNARD, Carpenter, deeply lamented by her family and friends.

Graham's Town
The affairs of the late Infant School having been brought to a close, and there now being a balance in hand of about Two Hundred Pounds, the Undersigned, as Trustees, give notice that a meeting of the original subscribers will be held at the store of Mr.W.OGILVIE, at present occupied by the Commissioners of the Municipality, on Monday 19th instant at 12 o'clock, to consider in what manner the said sum shall be appropriated. Subscribers not present will be considered to vote with the majority.
Charles WEBBER
Graham's Town 1 June 1843

Thursday 15 June 1843

Plumber, Pinter Glazier etc.
(From London)
Next door to Mr.POTTER's, Hill Street
Begs to inform the inhabitants of Graham's Town and its vicinity that he has on hand a variety of Paper Hangings adapted for drawing rooms, bedrooms, staircases, halls etc of the newest patterns, House and Ornamental Painting in all its branches, Writing, Graining, Paper Hanging etc.

MARRIED this morning, June 14th, at the house of W.FLEMING Esq, Port Elizabeth, by the Rev.F.McCleland, Colonial Chaplain, George HORNE Esq, Deputy Assistant Commissary General of Her Majesty's forces, to Elizabeth LAKELAND, second daughter of Robt. LAKELAND Esq of Barnard Castle, County Durham.

To People in the Country
Mr.EARLE, Apothecary, Chemist and Druggist, has the pleasure of acquainting persons living in the country that he has made arrangements with Mr.CAUDLE, who is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in London, and General Practitioner.
Persons sending good horses will be attended to with the utmost expedition and attention at any distance in the country.
Parties requiring advice in town will be visited on the usual terms, and medicines supplied them at very reduced prices for Cash.
Poor people calling between 9 and 10 in the morning will receive advice gratuitously and medicine supplied at a very trifling charge.

Thursday 22 June 1843

BIRTH on the 17th instant, Mrs.W.Guybon ATHERSTONE, of a son
Graham's Town 22 June 1843

BIRTH at Fort Peddie on the 19th instant, Mrs.T.SHEPSTONE of a son

In the Wesleyan Chapel Graham's Town by the Rev.H.Dugmore
May 14 a daughter of James and Clara VICE baptised Clara May
May 14 a son of George and Sarah RUSSEL baptised George Samuel
By the Rev.W.Shaw
May 17 a son of John Mitford and Mary Ann BOWKER baptised Miles
May 21 a son of the Rev.Francis and Hannah H. TAYLOR baptised Francis Beal
At Farmerfield by the Rev.J.Richards
April 30 a son of Daniel and Jane ROBERTS baptised William Blake
In the Wesleyan Chapel Salem by the Rev.J.Richards
May 7 a son of Philip and Hannah McCASKILL baptised Graham
May 7 a daughter of Evelyn and Elizabeth NEIL baptised Mary Jane
By the Rev.J.Smith
May 14 a son of John and Margaret SHORT baptised Frederick Edwards

Thursday 29 June 1843

MARRIED on Thursday 1st instant by Special Licence at the Residence of John NORTON Esq, by the Rev.E.P.BLUNT, Military Chaplain, Donald Hume McLEOD Esq of Harris, Inverness-shire to Selina Jane, second daughter of John NORTON Esq of Cape Town.
And at the same time Mr.Robert IZAT to Louisa, third daughter of John NORTON Esq.

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