Grahamstown Journal 1850 - 4 - October to December
Saturday 5 October 1850
Mr. H. PEDLAR begs to give notice to the inhabitants of the Somerset District and its neighbourhood, that he has made arrangements with Messrs. POLLARD & RUDD, at Haddon, Old Post, for carrying on the Businesses of Coach and Wagon-Making, Farriering, Carpentering and Building, in all their various branches, and hopes, by punctuality and attention to the execution of all orders, to merit a fair share of the public favor.
H.P. is also in a condition to execute any orders in the undertaking line, and has provided everything necessary for Funerals, either in Town or Country.
Elizabeth Farm, East Riet River, District of Somerset.
N.B. All orders to be transmitted to Messrs. POLLARD & RUDD, Haddon, Old Post.
Saturday 12 October 1850
BIRTH at Southwell, Lower Albany, on the 6th inst, the wife of the Rev. H.T. WATERS of a daughter.
DIED at the residence of his father in Beaufort-street, Graham’s Town, on the 6th inst, Anthony Augustus O’REILLY, son of Lieut-Colonel O’REILLY.
DIED on the 3rd inst. in the 42nd year of her age, Ann ADCOCK, wife of Christopher ADCOCK, after a painful illness of nearly eleven months, which she bore with Christian resignation and patience. Her end was peace.
Saturday 19 October 1850
DIED at Cradock, on Monday night, at 12 o'clock, 7th October, 1850 – Mary, relict of the late Charles CALDECOTT, M.D., aged 71 years, 8 months. Deceased came to this Colony with the British Settlers in 1820, being one of the Salem Party, and was left a widow with Six young children, six weeks after landing at Algoa Bay. For many years she was severely afflicted, which was borne with Christian fortitude. The bible was her daily companion, from which she derived much consolation. Her confidence in Christ being strong, she calmly breathed her soul into the arms of her Redeemer without a sigh – leaving four sons and two daughters to mourn their irreparable loss.
DIED, on the 29th ultimo, Mr. John Brown RENNIE, aged 51 years. He was a native of Haddingtonshire, Scotland, and emigrated to this Colony in the year 1820. His remains were interred at his residence, Craig Rennie, in the Glen Lynden Settlement, on the 1st instant, and were followed to the grave by a large and respectable company of the Inhabitants in the neighbourhood. He has left a sorrowing Widow and numerous family to mourn the loss of a tender husband, and an affectionate parent. He was a kind inoffensive, upright, honest man.
"Requiescat in pace"
Saturday 26 October 1850
MARRIED, at St. George's Church, Graham's Town, 24th October, 1850, by the Rev. John Heavyside, Alfred PEACOCK, Esq., Somerset East, to Eliza, eldest daughter of Quarter Master RORKE of Her Majesty's C.M. Riflemen.
BAPTIZED, on Tuesday, the 1st October, 1850, by the Rev. J. Edwards, of Somerset East, Wesleyan Minister, Hamilton James, second Son of Mr. A. TROLLIP, of Stoltz Kloof.
Saturday 2 November 1850
DIED, Oct. 31st, aged 42 years, Mrs. Elizabeth GARDNER, of this town, in the full triumph of faith, deeply lamented by her surviving husband and numerous family. Having left England in July, 1849, reached Cape Town the following Sept. and from thence proceeded by the Steam vessel – having to encounter heavy rain, she took cold, which settled on her lungs, and thereby shortened her exemplary life, after enduring long and severe suffering.
DIED, on the 14th inst. At Kruis Fontein, Oliphant's Hoek, the residence of her Son, Mr P.J. WOEST, Maria, the beloved wife of Mr. Alexander CAIRNS, aged 69 years, 6 months and 4 days. Deceased was first married to Mr. Hendrick WOEST, by whom, and by her present bereaved husband, she leaves a numerous family, deeply to regret the loss of a beloved and affectionate parent. Her end was peaceful, as she was enabled, by the Divine aid, confidently to rely for Salvation on the merits of a crucified Redeemer.
DIED, at King William's Town, on the 30th ult. Caroline, aged 11 months, daughter of Mr. KER, Clerk of Works, R.E.D.
DIED, on the 24th October, of Hooping Cough and Fever, aged 17 months, 21 days, Henry Edmonds, youngest Son of Rev. G.H. GREEN, Wesleyan Minister, Cradock.
Mrs. C. BLACKBEARD, respectfully informs travellers and the Public in general that she still continues the Hotel in Bathurst-street, known as the Freemasons Tavern.
Saturday 9 November 1850
We regret to announce the DEMISE of the Hon. William MENZIES, First Puisne Judge of this Colony. His Lordship had been suffering much from Asthma during the whole of the present Circuit, and on proceeding to Colesburg became so ill, as to be unable to travel except in a light carriage, expressly provided for his wants. His Honor had just reached Colesburg in that conveyance, but after alighting, expired without a struggle in about 15 minutes.
Mr. MENZIES arrived in the Cape in December 1828, and held the office of Second Puisne Judge till the 13th Feb., 1834, when he rose to his late superior appointment.
To the Bench of this Colony, and to the public service in general, the death of Mr. MENZIES is a loss which will not be easily repaired. Possessed of powerful intellect, with a vigour and grasp of mind quite equal to the largest questions, and with an acuteness which nothing, however minute, could evade, he might have been the most popular man in the colony. But popularity he rather repelled than courted. He scorned it for its own sake – as though apprehensive of its trenching upon that fearless independence which on every occasion he so eminently displayed. The circumstances attending his death attests the indomitable energy of his character. He died in harness. Though apprised of the serious nature of his malady, though entreated to spare himself the fatigue of the wide and rugged circuit of the colony, he resolved to persevere. He struggled with physical suffering to the last – until at length on his arrival at Colesburg – 700 miles from his home – the silver cord of his life gave way, and the colony was bereaved of one of its staunchest defenders, and the legal profession of one of its brightest ornaments.
An express reached Graham's Town on Tuesday night bringing the melancholy intelligence, which was forwarded to His Ex. The Governor at King William's Town, the following morning.
HIGHWAY ROBBERY AND MURDER
On Thursday last information reached Graham's Town of a desperate case of highway robbery, and also of the frightful murder by the same parties of a respectable Inn-keeper, named JELLIMAN, residing at Leo Fontein, not far from the Kaga on the main road to Cradock. It seems that on the day previous, Messrs. J. FRANCIS and F. KIDSON were on their way from Cradock to town, and that on reaching De Bruin's Poort, a narrow bushy defile near the Fish River, they were stopped by two Hottentots, deserters from the Cape Corps, each armed with a double barrelled Regimental rifle. These ruffians presented their pieces and ordered the parties to dismount and deliver their money – threatening in the event of their moving a step, or showing the slightest indication of resistance to shoot them dead. Mr FRANCIS had in his pocket book, notes to the amount of about £200, which he was obliged to surrender, being peremptorily commanded to place the same on the ground, the rifle of the robber being steadily presented at him the whole time and another by the other robber at Mr. KIDSON, from whom they only obtained a single sovereign. At length, having secured their booty, they rode off, leaving the despoiled parties to make their way to town as they best could. It would appear that after the transaction, the two desperadoes crossed the country towards Cradock, arriving at Mr. JELLIMAN's Inn about midnight. Here they aroused the inmates by loud knocking, demanding brandy. Mr. JELLIMAN, a man reputed for his intelligence, activity and determination, immediately went to the door, telling the disturbers that he could not, at that untimely hour, supply them with liquor. On this some altercation ensued, the ruffians forced open the door, and instantly shot their unfortunate victim through the heart.
FRANCIS and KIDSON walked forward to HYDE's Accommodation House, where the latter obtained a horse and rode into town to inform the authorities. Col . SOMERSET immediately despatched a patrol of Cape Corps, who put themselves under charge of Mr. FRANCIS, who had remained at HYDE's, and set off in pursuit of the atrocious ruffians about midnight. On their way it is said that they heard the shot which terminated the life of the ill-fated JELLIMAN.
Saturday 16 November 1850
BIRTH, at Colesburg, on Sunday, the 3rd November, Mrs. W.P.R. DIXON of a son.
BIRTH, at Kuil Hoek, District of Graaf-Reinet, on the 10th ult, Mrs. LAVERS, wife of Lieut. LAVERS, C.M.R., of a son.
DIED, at Kuil Hoek, on the 30th ult., the infant Son of Mrs. and Lieut. LAVERS, C.M.R., aged 14 days.
Saturday 23 November 1850
DIED, Nov. 16th, Joshua Caleb BOLD, aged 14 years, from an injury of one finger, at his employment, which on the 6th day produced lock-jaw, leaving evidence that in the brief period he was thus suffering, he was graciously prepared for an early death.
Saturday 30 November 1850
DIED on Sunday the 24th inst, Sarah, the beloved wife of Joseph McMASTER Esq. of Graham’s Town, in the 36th year of her age, deeply regretted by her bereaved family and friends.
DIED on Monday morning, 25th inst, Philip PINNOCK, aged 65 years. Deceased was one of the Original Settlers, and is well known to most of the inhabitants of this district. He has left a widow and four children to mourn their painful bereavement.
DIED on the 27th November, John Milton, youngest son of Job and Esther PATRICK, after an illness of 4 days.
Saturday 7 December 1850
DIED of Consumption in the 31st year of her age, on the 12th inst, at Raas Fontein, the residence of Mr. C.M. THORNHILL Esq, Jane Agness Mary, wife of R.M. ARMSTRONG, District Surgeon, and eldest daughter of the Rev. John TAYLOR, Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, Cradock. Her end was peace.
Saturday 14 December 1850
MARRIED at Colesburg, on the 19th November by the Rev. C.E.H. Orpen, the Rev. C.F. WURAS of Bethany, to Elizabeth Harriet, eldest daughter of Mr. M.R. EVERY of Colesburg.
BIRTH at East London, on the 8th inst., the Wife of David STANDEN, Esq., Commissariat Staff, of a Son.
DIED, at Cape Town, on the 9th December, 1850, Mr. W. OGILVIE, of this Town. Graham's Town, 14th Dec., 1850.
DIED, of Consumption, on the morning of the 6th inst., Jane Margaret Pinchin Webber, aged 41 years ,the beloved Wife of Mr. David McMASTER, of this Town, leaving a large Family and a numerous circle of Friends to deplore her loss.
DIED at Alice, on Friday, the 6th inst., Mrs. Margaret LOWRIE, aged 50 years.
DIED, on the 11th inst., Mr. John CROSS, Baker, Native of Bridgewater, Somersetshire, England, aged 32 years. Deeply regretted.
Saturday 21 December 1850
MARRIED, at Colesburg, on the 10th December, by the Rev. Dr. Orpen, Charles Urquhart STUART, Esquire, Civil Commissioner and Resident Magistrate of Griqualand, Orange River Sovereignty, to Emily Sophia, daughter of the late Rev. Mr. HELMORE, Stratford on Avon, and sister of the Rev. Mr. HELMORE, of Likatlong, Hart River.
DIED, at Graham's Town, on Sunday, 15th instant, Abraham, third Son of the late J.D. NORDEN, Esq., Aged 13 years and 10 months – deeply lamented by his family and friends.
Saturday 28 December 1850
MARRIED, Dec. 23rd, Dep. Asst. Com. Gen. SALE, eldest son of John S. SALE, Esq., of Rugby, Warwickshire, to Mary Eliza, eldest daughter of the Rev. Jno. BUCKNER, Military Chaplain at East London, British Kaffraria.
Frontier COMMERCIAL and AGRICULTURAL BANK
The following are shareholders in the above Joint Stock Bank, who hold ten shares and upwards:-
THOMPSON, W.R. Jun.
By order of the Board, J. STANDEN, Cashier