Grahamstown Journal 1844 - 4 - October to December
Thursday 3 October 1844
The expected FRSH GOODS have arrived and are for sale at the store of the Undersigned N. BIRKENRUTH
BIRTH 29th September at Graham's Town, the Lady of Captain Gilbert J.L. BUCHANAN, Royal Artillery, of a daughter
Thursday 10 October 1844
MARRIED on the 1st instant at the Drostdy House, Graaf Reinet, Edward HEUGH Esq, eldest son of P.HEUGH Esq of Port Elizabeth, to Maria Martha, youngest daughter of W.C. Van RYNEVELD, Civil Commissioner of Graaf Reinet Graaf Reinet, 9th October 1844
BIRTH at Graham's Town on the 9th instant Mrs.J.C.HOOLE of a son
DIED at Fort England on the 7th instant, Mr. John VICE Sen, at the age of 56 years. Deceased was one of the British settlers of 1820, and his death was much lamented by his family and a large circle of friends.
Thursday 17 October 1844
DIED on the 8th October at his residence Mr. Philip DIXIE Sen, aged 56 years, one of the early settlers of the Salem Party, deeply regretted by his family and all who knew him.
Thursday 24 October 1844
TO BE DISPOSED OF AT PORT ELIZABETH
On most reasonable terms
The lease and fixtures of that well known ready-money business THE PHOENIX HOTEL At present occupied by Mr. SALMOND. Possession can be had at the end of the year, or earlier if required. For further particulars apply (if by letter post paid) to E.H.SALMOND
Port Elizabeth Oct 16 1844
DIED on the 20th instant at the house of her brother-in-law Mr.W.SMITH of Port Elizabeth, Martha, the beloved wife of Mr.Rice SMITH of Welcome-wood Farm, Sidbury, after a short but painful illness, aged 29 years.
Thursday 31 October 1844
BIRTH at Fort England on the 26th instant, the Lady of Lieut.Col. LINDSAY, 91st Regiment, of a son
DIED at Port Elizabeth on Friday the 11th October at the residence of her father-in-law Mr. PALMER, Miss Sarah Ann NORRIS, aged 15 years and 5 months.
Thursday 7 November 1844
DIED on Saturday 2nd instant, Emmeline, wife of Mr. Samuel CARR of Port Elizabeth, aged 37 years, having been drowned in crossing the Zwartkopf River
Thursday 14 November 1844
MARRIED on Monday 3rd November at Ellington, the residence of Mr. William BEAR in the Winterberg, by the Rev. Herbert BEAVER, Acting Chaplain of Fort Beaufort, Mr. James Northampton MARSHALL to Elizabeth Mary, second daughter of Mr. George GIBBONS and niece of Mrs.BEAR.
BIRTH at Blomhof, Graaf Reinet, on Sunday 3rd instant, Mrs. George SOUTHEY of a son
Thursday 21 November 1844
BIRTH on Friday 15th instant at Colesberg, Mrs. W.P.R.DIXON of a son
DIED at Graham's Town on Thursday 14th instant, Mr. Daniel ROBERTS, aged 64 years. Deceased was no ordinary man, and there are few among the British settlers of 1820, of whom he was one, who was more deservedly respected. For more than 30 years he was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, fulfilling all the relative duties of life in a manner that strictly comported with his profession of Christianity. He possessed both deep and ardent piety, and was endowed with considerable grasp of intellect. His religion was eminently of a practical character, a large portion of his time being devoted to acts of benevolence, visiting the sick and destitute - whether of his own church or any other - imparting consolation to the dying, and promoting in every way the welfare of those around him. To the prisoner and abandoned outcast was devoted a considerable share of his exertions. The last few years of his life were embittered by great mental gloom, bordering on despair. So deep was this feeling that he even hesitated to drink a drop of water, from a conviction of his unworthiness of the least of God's mercies; all his usual avocations were given up, and he sank under the irritability of excessive nervous sensibility into a state of profound melancholy. From this dreadful anguish of mind he was relieved a few days before his death, his mind regaining its wonted calmness, and he was enabled steadily to repose upon the mercy and abundant goodness of the "Author and Giver of Life".
His remains were following [sic] to the grave on Sunday last by a large concourse of people, preceded from the School House to the burial ground by the children of the Wesleyan Sunday School, by many of whom his affectionate zealous exhortations will ever be remembered. His death is at once a loss to the Church and Society. To the former he was an ornament and to the latter one of its most useful members.
DIED at Colesberg November 17th, the Rev. Francis TAYLOR, Wesleyan Missionary, in the twenty ninth year of his age, and the ninth of his Ministry. His long affliction was borne with exemplary patience and fortitude and his end was eminently peaceful and happy.
Passengers by the Lalla Rookh
Lt..THOMPSON HM 7th Dragoon Guards, Messrs. BERESFORD (2)
Names of Immigrants:
James WHITTLE, farm servant, wife and family viz. Elizabeth (15), John (13), James (11), Charlotte (9), Maria (7), Thomas (5), William (2)
Thomas HANNAY, farmer
John ROACH, farm servant
Edward Geo.HODGMAN, bricklayer, wife and family viz. Fanny Sarah (8), Martha (6), Joseph (4), Jane (3)