Port Elizabeth Mercury

Port Elizabeth Mercury 1853 4 October - December

Saturday 1 October 1853

DIED at Wolve Fontein on Wednesday the 21st September, after a short illness, William Henry, eldest Son of Henry and Mary WATSON, late of Uitenhage, aged 19 years 11 months and 6 days, deeply lamented by his Family and Friends.
Youth, Manhood, Age, alike are doomed to die,
Wave following wave, they seek eternity;
Upon the flower, the leaf, the grass green sod,
Is written this – prepare to meet thy God.

Saturday 8 October 1853

DIED at Port Elizabeth this morning, the 4th instant, Hermann Frederic William, infant son of William KUHR Esq, aged 7 months and 25 days.

Saturday 15 October 1853

BIRTH this morning, the 15th instant, Mrs. Edward OWEN of a Daughter.

MARRIAGES
In St.Mary's Church by the Venerable the Archdeacon of Graham's Town:
Mr. Cornelius W.J. ROBSON to Miss Elizabeth Christiana Mary NUDD.
Mr. Richard HUNT to Miss Catherine OVERTON.

CHRISTENINGS
by the same:
A son of Mr. READ baptised William Alfred.
A son of Mr. FULLER baptised Peter.

In St. Paul's Church:
A son of Mr. George REED baptised William Frederick.
A son of Mr. George REED baptised Charles Henry.
A daughter of Mr. BLAKER baptised Sarah Lucy.

In St.Mary's Church:
A son of Mr. GRADY baptised James.
A son of Mr. BRAMWELL baptised Thomas.
A son of Mr. BRAMWELL baptised Charles.

Saturday 22 October 1853

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Mary's Church by the Rev. Mr. Wilson:
A son of Mr. MALYON baptised Henry.
A son of Mr. ROBERTS baptised Charles Wade.
A daughter of Mr. FLETCHER baptised Sarah Ann.
A daughter of Mr. OVERTON baptised Matilda Ellen.

Saturday 12 November 1853

BIRTH at Port Elizabeth on the 5th inst, Mrs. Arthur L. VERTUE of a Son.

BIRTH at Uitenhage on the 3rd inst, the Wife of Mr. Henry DRURY of a daughter,

CHRISTENING
In St.Mary's Church by the Rev. Mr. Wilson:
A son of Mr. FEATHER baptised George.

Saturday 19 November 1853

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Mary's Church by the Rev. Mr. Wilson:
Nov 13: A son of Mr. WASLEY baptised Frank Charles.
Nov 13: A son of Mr. GIBSON baptised William James.
By the Venerable the Archdeacon of Graham's Town:
Nov 14: A son of Mr. BAILEY baptised William Deymond.
Nov 16: A daughter of Mr. JENKENS baptised Matilda.

Saturday 3 December 1853

BAPTISM On the 30th ult, privately, by the Rev. J. Wilson, the infant son of Mr. A.L. VERTUE, baptised Arthur Leopold.

DEATH On the 1st inst, Arthur Leopold, the infant son of Mr. A.L. VERTUE, aged 25 days.

Saturday 17 December 1853

DIED at Port Elizabeth on the 15th Dec, Captain BRETON, 74th Highlanders, aged 25 years. His remains will be taken to the place of interment at a quarter to five o'clock.
John MATTHEWS, Undertaker.

DIED at Port Elizabeth, This Morning, 15th inst, Clarence PARKIN aged 5 months.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Mary's Church by the Venerable the Archdeacon of Graham's Town:
19th NOV: A daughter of Private PRESCOT, 74th Regt, baptised Isabella.
27th Nov: A son of Doris, baptised Thomas Richard PROUDFOOT.
30th Nov, by the Rev. Mr. Wilson:
A son of Mr. VERTUE baptised Arthur Leopold.
3rd Dec, by the Archdeacon:
A son of Mr. F. DEARE, baptised Henry Russel.
4th Dec: A son of the late Mr. WINTER baptised Josephus.
4th Dec: A son of Mr. ASHKETTLE, baptised James.
11th Dec: A son of Mr. PAGE, baptised Wm. Henry.

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