South African Commercial Advertiser

South African Commercial Advertiser 1847 - 2 - April to June

Transcribed from CO53/8 at the national Archives in Kew

Saturday 3 April 1847

MARRIAGES
In St.Paul?s Church Rondebosch on Tuesday the 23rd March by the Rev J Fry
AM:
Mr. John Hendrik TULLEKIN to Miss Louisa Maria BOSIK.
On Monday the 29th March by the same:
Thomas TOMASOO to Louisa Elizabeth CORMAN, both Liberated Africans.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Paul?s Church Rondebosch on Sunday 14th March by the Rev J Fry AM:
A daughter of Mr. James SLOW, baptised Anne Maria.
On Sunday the 28th March by the same:
A son of Mr. Thomas FAIRCLOUGH, baptised Revel Anthony.
In Trinity Church on Thursday 1st April by the Rev T.A. Blair:
A son of Mr. John L.H. BOURHILL, baptised Edward Joseph

DEATH
At Rondebosch
March 23rd: John William RUTHVEN, aged 6 months and 24 days.

Wednesday 7 April 1847

BIRTH at Wynberg on the 5th April, the lady of Robt. HARE Esq of a son.

MARRIAGES
In St.John?s Church Wynberg by the Rev Dr Okes:
March 15: Mr James HOLLAND to Miss mary Ann Elizabeth STIGANT.
By the Rev J Fry AM:
March 29: Joseph Wm. Hume CRUSAD to Ann WAMBA.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Monday the 5th April by the Rev Robert G.
Lamb AB:
A daughter of Mr. Robert Henry HOOPER, baptised Eliza Jane.
A daughter of Mr. James DILLEMORE, baptised Amelia Ann.
A daughter of Mr. Thomas ALLDRIDGE, baptised Sarah Charlotte.
A daughter of Mr. Peter HALDING, baptised Eve Sarah Jane.
In St.John?s Church Wynberg by the Rev Dr Okes:
Feb 6: Jane Caroline; John Anthony; Joseph William Hume and Ann, all natives
of Africa.
Feb 6: A son of John ANTONY, baptised Antony henry.
Feb 14: A son of Mr. Jesse OTTRU, baptised Edward.
Feb 28: A son of Harriet HEYWARD, baptised Edward Frederick.
Feb 28: A son of John HERBERT, baptised Thomas.

DEATHS
Feb 8: Infant son of Peter MALANG, aged 7 months.
Feb 18: Miss Harriet CUTTING, aged 21 years.
Feb 24: John JOBSON, aged 47 years.

Saturday 10 April 1847

CHRISTENING on Tuesday the 6th April 1847 by the Rev Robert G Lamb BA, at
his Residence ?Zorg Vry?, Sea Point, a son of Andries DE SMIDT Esq, baptised
George Alfred.

BIRTH at Cape Town on the 8th April, the lady of Thomas ATKINSON Esq MD,
Surgeon to the Forces, of a son.

BIRTH at Somerset Road on the 6th April, Mrs R.A. CAMPION of a daughter,
still born.

CHRISTENING
In Trinity Church on Friday the 2nd April by the Rev T.A. Blair:
A son of Mr. J.F. ASCHEN, baptised Wrede.

Wednesday 14 April 1847

LOSS OF DR.SYMES AND OTHERS
Communicated in a letter to Dr. LAING, Cape Town
Mossel bay, 8th April 1847
My dear LAING,
I felt pleasure in receiving your kind note, introducing to my acquaintance
Dr. SYME. The vessel came to anchor late on Monday afternoon, in consequence
of a very heavy swell setting in. However, he paid me a visit in company
with Captain COOKES (about 7 o?clock). I wished him to take up his quarters
with me till such time he could get a conveyance to George Town, but he
preferred going on board to sleep, in consequence of his being anxious to
get all his luggage together. The following morning he landed everything,
and it being a beautiful quiet day, not a breath of wind blowing, it was
proposed by Captain COOKES to have a sail round the Island (called Seal
Island) ?and have a day?s excursion for once in his life?, as he observed.
The boat left with COOKES, Dr. SYME, Mr. Nicholas ACKER, son of a resident
merchant, and a little boy about 8 years old, son of our market master (VAN
HESSE), and late in the afternoon some sort of anxiety was shown by those
who knew they had gone round the Island. I was quite ignorant of it, and
once or twice expressed surprise to Mrs. ELLIOTT that they had not called as
promised; 8 o?clock came, but nothing was seen or heard of them; I ordered a
boat to go in search. It returned about 2 o?clock in the morning without
tidings. Then flashed before us the awful truth that the boat must have
capsized. Fires in all directions were made, and so soon as daylight came we
went round the beach, and you may imagine our feelings when we saw Dr. SYMES
lying on his back, without shoes or stockings, his whole appearance shewed
he must have died without a struggle. I found a gold watch in his pocket,
and £3:10 ? he was conveyed immediately to the bay. The funeral will take
place this afternoon. The other bodies have not yet been found. I will send
the clothes &c per Louisa. Such is the plain simple statement of this
mournful event that has cast a gloom over all. You will disclose the affair
to the family in your own way. Let me know per return of post if more
information &c &c is required and it shall be sent. I am yours very truly
Thos. ELLIOTT

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Andrew?s Church by the Rev Geo. Morgan on Sunday April 11th:
A daughter of Mr. James BRYCE, baptised Margaret.
In Trinity Church on Monday 12th April by the Rev T.A. Blair:
Four children of Mr. George Alfred ASHLEY, baptised Emma, George Francis,
Marianne and Charlotte Jane.

DIED at Mossel Bay on the evening of Tuesday the 6th current, John SYME Esq
MD, in the 26th year of his age, deeply lamented by his Family and Friends.
April 14th 1847

DIED on the 8th instant at the Vineyard, Claremont, at the Residence of Mr.
BILLINGSLEY, after a lingering illness, Sarah, the beloved wife of Capt.
Richard JOHNSON, aged 25 years, sincerely regretted by her Relatives and
Friends.

DIED on the 10th April 1847, my beloved husband Mr. Johannes LOUW Senior,
aged 82 years 3 months and 16 days, notice whereof is hereby given to
Relatives and Friends.
Widow J. LOUW Sr.
Cape Town, April 13th 1847.

Saturday 17 April 1847

DIED at her Residence, behind the Castle, on Tuesday the 13th instant at
4pm, after a short illness of two days, Hannah, the widow of the late
Captain Wm. HOLLETT, in the fiftieth year of her age; leaving a family of
six children to deplore the loss of a most affectionate and beloved Mother.
In the name of the joint Children
A.M. HOLLETT
16th April 1847

Master?s Office, Cape Town 14th April 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Barend Hermanus GROENEWALD, of the Caledon
District, deceased, are required to take notice that the said deceased died
intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the
deceased, and surviving spouse Catharina Elizabeth GROENEWALD, and all
others whom these presents may concern will be held before the Resident
Magistrate, at his Office, Caledon, on Thursday the 27th May next at 10 o?
clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are
hereby required to attend at the time and place aforesaid, then and there to
see some Person or Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the
Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master
appointed Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased Person
as aforesaid, and Tutor Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

MARRIAGES
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Monday the 12th April by the Rev Robert G
Lamb AB:
Mr. William Benjamin HAYLETto Miss Catharina Regina SMITH.
On Thursday the 15th April by the same:
Mr. John CARREYto Miss Eliza Hawksley Mitchell BROWN.
In St.Paul?s Church Rondebosch on Sunday the 4th April by the Rev J Fry AM:
Mr. George DANIELS to Miss Sarah JOBSON.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Tuesday the 6th April by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
A son of Andries DE SMIDT Esq, baptised George Alfred.
On Monday the 12th April by the same:
Two daughters (twins) of Mr. Hugh Percy SWANSON, baptised Mary Ann and Jane.
In St.Paul?s Church Rondebosch on Wednesday the 7th April by the Rev J Fry
MA:
A son of Mr. Robert GRAHAM, baptised John James.
On Sunday the 11th April by the same:
A son of Mr. George MILLER, baptised James RICHARD
A daughter of Mr. John LOCKE, baptised Anne Matilda.
An adult baptised Christina, surname DANIELSE.

DEATHS
April 13: Mrs. Hannah HOLLETT, widow of the late Captain William HOLLETT,
Master Mariner, aged 49 years and 8 months.
At Somerset Hospital:
April 7: Thomas BARNES, aged 25 years.

Wednesday 21 April 1847

The Undersigned beg to give notice to Relatives and Friends, as well here as
elsewhere, that their beloved son Petrus Adrianus, aged 7 years, lost his
life on the Evening of Tuesday the 6th, whilst on a sailing excursion, by
the upsetting of the Boat; and they sincerely return their thanks to those
Friends of this place who came forward with their sympathy and kindness in
the hour of trial, affliction and sorrow, occasioned by the above melancholy
accident.
Hermanus VAN HEES
E.C.J. VAN HEES, born LAURENS
Mossel Bay 9th April 1847

Cape Town, 21st April 1847
DIED at his Residence on the 20th instant, M. Manoel de Oliveira SANTOS,
late Consul for His Majesty the Emperor of Brazil at the Cape of Good Hope.

MARRIAGE
In Trinity Church on Monday 19th April by the Rev T.A. Blair:
Mr. Henry George JAMES to Miss Elizabeth NIBBS

CHRISTENINGS
In Trinity Church on Saturday 17th April by the Rev T.A. Blair:
A son of Mr. Charles Martin BROOKS, baptised Augustus Delacourtte.
A daughter of Mr. John Aloysius RELIHAN, baptised Henrietta Stein.
A son of Mr. Peter Alexander SAUNDERS, baptised Joseph Henry.
A daughter of Mr. Andries G.H. L?Amour DE MANIELLY, baptised Henrietta
Gertuida.

Saturday 24 April 1847

Master?s Office, Cape Town, 21st April 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Hanna HOLLETT, deceased, are required to
take notice that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the deceased,
and all others whom these presents may concern, will be held before the
Master of the Supreme Court, in the Master?s Office, at the Public
Buildings, Cape Town, on Tuesday the 8th June next, at 11 o?clock in the
forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to
attend at the time an place aforesaid; then and there to see Letters of
Administration granted to such Person or Persons as shall be appointed by
the said Master to be Executor or Executors Dative to the Estate of such
deceased Person as aforesaid.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

DIED at Mossel Bay on the 6th instant, by the upsetting of the boat whilst
on a sailing excursion, Mr. Henry COOKES, Master of the Schooner ?Louisa?,
aged 27 years, sincerely regretted by his Employer and Friends.

DIED at Cape Town on the 14th inst, Jane Charlotte, wife of Alexander
HUTCHINSON Esq, Attorney
Cape Town 23rd April 1847

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Andrew?s Church on Sunday the 18th April by the Rev Geo. Morgan:
A son of Mr. J. BRAMWEL, baptised James.
A daughter of Mr. W. MOAG, baptised Mary Flisher.
A daughter of Mr. John GLYNN, baptised Bridella Rebecca.
In the Roman Catholic Church:
March 15: A son of Patrick DUNN, soldier (Rifles), baptised Nichols.
March 28: A daughter of Mr. Jn. NEAGLE, baptised Johanna.
April 18: A son of Mr. Charles WILTON, baptised Charles Decker.

DEATH
April 23: Alatta Christinia Elizabeth DERCIESEKE, aged 22 years.

Wednesday 28 April 1847

BIRTH, Mrs. BANCE of a son, who expired in a few hours.
Cape Town, 16th April 1847.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church Cape Town on Monday the 26th April by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
Two daughters (twins) of William LLOYDS, baptised Frances Elizabeth and
Louisa Johanna.

DEATHS
April 24th: Mr. David SHIRLING, aged 45 years.
April 24th: Mary Ann, daughter of Mr. Charles Gerard PRINCE, aged 1 year 4
months and 9 days.

Saturday 1 May 1847

Master's Office, Cape Town 28th April 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Maria Margaretha GILDENHUYS, Widow of the
late Stephs. Petrus JORDAAN, of the Paarl District, deceased, are required
to take notice that the said deceased died intestate, and that a Meeting of
the Next of Kin and Creditors of the deceased, and all others whom these
presents may concern will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his
Office, Paarl, on Tuesday the 8th June next at 10 o' clock in the forenoon
precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend
at the time and place aforesaid, then and there to see some Person or
Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the
Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor
or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased Person as aforesaid, and
Tutor Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master's Office, Cape Town, 28th April 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Jane Charlotte HUTCHINSON, deceased, are
required to take notice that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of
the deceased, and surviving Husband, and all others whom these presents may
concern, will be held before the Master of the Supreme Court, in the
Master's Office, at the Public Buildings, Cape Town, on Tuesday the 8th June
next, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as
aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the time an place aforesaid; then
and there to see Letters of Administration granted to such Person or Persons
as shall be appointed by the said Master to be Executor or Executors Dative
to the Estate of such deceased Person as aforesaid.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master's Office, Cape Town 28th April 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Philip NORTON, of the Graham's Town
District, deceased, are required to take notice that the said deceased died
intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the
deceased, and surviving Spouse, and all others whom these presents may
concern will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Graham's
Town, on Wednesday the 9th June next at 10 o' clock in the forenoon
precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend
at the time and place aforesaid, then and there to see some Person or
Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the
Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor
or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased Person as aforesaid, and
Tutor Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master's Office, Cape Town 28th April 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of James WARD, late of the Albany District,
deceased, are required to take notice that the said deceased died intestate,
and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the deceased, and
surviving Spouse, and all others whom these presents may concern will be
held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Graham's Town, on
Wednesday the 9th June next at 10 o' clock in the forenoon precisely; and
all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the time and
place aforesaid, then and there to see some Person or Persons selected by
such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and
proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to
the Estate of such deceased Person as aforesaid, and Tutor Dative of the
Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master's Office, Cape Town 28th April 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Barend Petrus NIEUWOUDT, a minor, of the
Clanwilliam District, deceased, are required to take notice that the said
deceased died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors
of the deceased, and all others whom these presents may concern will be held
before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Clanwilliam, on Saturday the
12th June next at 10 o' clock in the forenoon precisely; and all such
Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend at the time and place
aforesaid, then and there to see some Person or Persons selected by such
Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the Supreme Court, as fit and
proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor or Executors Dative to
the Estate of such deceased Person as aforesaid, and Tutor Dative of the
Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.Paul's Church Rondebosch on Sunday the 25th April by the Rev J Fry AM:
A Liberated African Apprentice of Mr. William GILLMER, baptised William
Richard, surnamed CHILANGA.
A son of Mr. William DUCKETT, baptised Hermanus Frederick.

DEATHS
At Rondebosch:
April 15: William NESBET, aged 40 years.
April 16 [or18?] A daughter of William IRON, aged three weeks.

Wednesday 5 May 1847

DEATH
May 1: William Frederick HICKS Esq, Commissioner and Magistrate, Columbo,
aged 27 years.

Saturday 8 May 1847

DIED at Sapcote Rectory in Leicestershire, on the 28th January 1847, after a
brief illness of seven days, John Lang, only son of Henry BICKERSTETH Esq.

Master's Office, Cape Town 5th May 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of John Henry WEBB, of the Graham's Town
District, deceased, are required to take notice that the said deceased died
intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the
deceased, and surviving Spouse, and all others whom these presents may
concern will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Graham's
Town, on Wednesday the 16th June next at 10 o' clock in the forenoon
precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend
at the time and place aforesaid, then and there to see some Person or
Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the
Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor
or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased Person as aforesaid, and
Tutor Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

Master's Office, Cape Town 5th May 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of Frederick CAPEL, late of the Albany
District, deceased, are required to take notice that the said deceased died
intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors of the
deceased, and surviving Spouse, and all others whom these presents may
concern will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office, Graham's
Town, on Wednesday the 16th June next at 10 o' clock in the forenoon
precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to attend
at the time and place aforesaid, then and there to see some Person or
Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the
Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor
or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased Person as aforesaid, and
Tutor Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

MARRIAGE
[By Special Licence]
In St.George's Church cape Town on Wednesday the 5th May by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
Captain Joseph Herman CAUVIN of the schooner Elizabeth to Miss Anna J.E.W.B.
WOODCOCK.

DEATH
May 5: Arthur, son of Harry Remington HORNE Esq, aged 1 year and 6 months.

CHRISTENING at the Paarl on Sunday the 25th April 1847 by the Rev G.W.A. VAN
DER LINGEN VDM, a son of J.L. TRUTER Esq, Clerk of the Peace, Paarl,
baptised James Lionel.

Wednesday 12 May 1847

THE MARY ANN
To Captain W. DARKE, Commander of the Mary Ann,
Dear Sir,
We the Undersigned, passengers by the Mary Ann, have great pleasure in
giving publicity to our sense of the obligation under which your uniform
kindness and unremitting attentions during our voyage from London have laid
us.
Circumstances which were beyond all human control have made our voyage
unusually long, but those very circumstances have tended to excite our
admiration of that professional skill, that never-failing presence of mind,
and that untiring vigilance which inspired us with the fullest confidence
during our stormy passage.
Begging you to accept our cordial thanks, our best wishes, and the assurance
of our sincere esteem,
We remain, dear Sir
Yours faithfully
William ELLIOTT
Catharine ELLIOTT
Charles McMAHON
Dora McMAHON
G. COWER
W. BARKER
A. BEGBIE
G. BEGBIE
T. HAULTAIN
H. SHERMAN
W. PHILIP
F. LAWFORD

DEATHS
May 6: Charles, son of Charles TENNANT Esq, aged [10?] months
May 6: Mr. Evan William ROGERS, aged 41 years.
May 7: Mrs. Charlotte DENTING, aged 61 years.

DAGUERREOTYPE PORTRAITS
SPARMANN's Daguerreotype Portraits, taken daily in the Garden, No.29
St.John-street, by Mr. E. JONES, under the superintendence and according to
the latest improvements of Mr. C. SPARMANN. Portraits colored if required,
at the option of the person who is taken.
As many persons imagine that Likenesses in Daguerreotype cannot be taken
without a powerful Sun, it is stated that sunshine is not necessary for the
purpose, and that good cloudy days are equally eligible, and at all hours of
the day, excepting when the sun is bright an clear, then the best time is
from 1 to 4 o'clock pm.
It is advisable for the dress of Ladies to be of dark color, in Silk or
Satin, or Scotch Plaid, the Plaid being a pattern which will shew itself
with great exactness; for gentleman it need only be said that the less there
is of white in their apparel the greater the effect will be.
Cape Town, March 30 1847

Saturday 15 May 1847

DIED at his Residence in Simon's Town on Sunday the 9th May 1847 in the 78th
year of his age, John OSMOND Esq JP, for upwards of 46 years resident in
this Colony. He was a faithful member of Society; a public Benefactor to all
classes; and in him, the poor in general have met with an irreparable loss;
and he was "an Honest Man, the noblest work of God".

LODEWYK Jun
Hairdresser and Perfumer
Begs to inform his old Customers and the Public that he cuts Hair, as usual,
for Families at 15s, single Persons at 5s per annum, payable every six
months. Razors set. Wigs altered and made to order; Ladies and Gentleman
furnishing hair will have them at a lower price. Orders in Town, Green Point
and the Gardens punctually attended to, between 6 and 9 in the Morning. On a
day's notice being given. Hair cut in the Shop after 9 o'clock, Gentlemen
6d, Children 3d. Also Shaving, Hair Dressing &c.

Master's Office, Cape Town 12th May 1847
EDICT
The Next of Kin and Creditors of George MIDGELLY, Shopkeeper, of the
Graham's Town District, deceased, are required to take notice that the said
deceased died intestate, and that a Meeting of the Next of Kin and Creditors
of the deceased, and surviving Spouse, and all others whom these presents
may concern will be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his Office,
Graham's Town, on Wednesday the 23rd June next at 10 o' clock in the
forenoon precisely; and all such Persons as aforesaid are hereby required to
attend at the time and place aforesaid, then and there to see some Person or
Persons selected by such Magistrate, for approval by the Master of the
Supreme Court, as fit and proper to be by the said Master appointed Executor
or Executors Dative to the Estate of such deceased Person as aforesaid, and
Tutor Dative of the Minor Heirs of the deceased.
Clerke Burton, Master of the Supreme Court.

MARRIAGE
In Union Chapel by the Revd J.C. Brown on Thursday the 13th instant:
William James SMITH Esq to Miss Margaret Mardin GUNN

DEATHS
At Rondebosch:
May 5: Conrad Franson GRANGER, aged 10 years 9 months and 4 days.
May 5: Mr. William FERGUSON, merchant, aged 33 years.

Wednesday 19 May 1847

MARRIAGE
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 17th May by the Rev R.G. Lamb
AB:
Mr. Richard RUNDLE to Miss Mary PORTER

CHRISTENING
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 17th May by the Rev R.G. Lamb
AB:
A son of Mr. Francis J. Anson WEBSTER, baptised Richard Henry.

DEATHS
May 13: Mrs. Johanna Maria Hendrica WRIGHT, wife of Mr. William WRIGHT, aged
37 years.
May 13: Mr. Donald McDONALD, aged 23 years.
May 15: Mrs. Arabella Susan HARRINGTON, wife of Mr. E?? [obscured in fold]
HARRINGTON, aged 41 years and 2 months.

Saturday 22 May 1847

DIED on Friday the 14th May, our beloved sister Hugena Rachel Elizabeth
MARTINSON, aged 23 years 7 months and 24 days, of which notice is hereby
given to Relatives and Friends.
William MARTINSON
Thomas MARTINSON

DIED on Sunday 9th instant, Mrs. Antoinette Magdelan GREEN, widow of the
late Edward Knolles GREEN Esq, in her 55th year.
Cape Town, 15th May 1847

MARRIAGE
In the Roman Catholic Church, 4th May:
Mr. Joseph MARIGHOTTA to Miss Maria VAN DER POST.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.John's Church Wynberg by the Revd Dr Okes:
April 4: A son of Mr. Henry CURTIS, baptised William.
April 19: A daughter of Mr. Fredrik GRAY, baptised Sarah Fredericka.
By the Revd T.A. Blair, officiating:
April 26: A son of Robert HAW Esq, baptised Charles Joseph.
In the Roman Catholic Church:
May 2: A daughter of William COTHERAL, Royal Artillery, baptised Ellenor.
May 7: A daughter of Thomas HAYWARD, private soldier, baptised Anne
Margaret.

Wednesday 26 May 1847

MARRIAGE
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 24th May by the Rev Robert G.
Lamb AB:
Mr. James STURE to Miss Margaret Caroline DE GREEFF

DEATH
May 25: Mrs. Sarah JESSUP, wife of Mr. George JESSUP, aged 45 years.

Saturday 29 May 1847

REMOVAL
C. SCHULTZE, Professor of Music, has removed to Mr. DE GIER's, No.69
Bree-street.

MARRIAGE
In the Union Chapel on Tuesday the 25th May by the Revd J.C. Brown:
Mr. William MIDDLETON to Mrs. Anne Maria KNIPE.

CHRISTENING
In St.George's Church Cape Town on Monday the 24th May by the Rev R.G. Lamb
AB:
A son of Mr. Henry William WEST, baptised Henry William.

The Undersigned hereby gives notice that he will not be answerable for any
Debts contracted by his Wife, Jeanette LOCKE
John LOCKE
Cape Town, May 28th 1847

Departed this Life in London on the 21st January last, Captain John DRURY hp
Royal Marines, aged 63 years, leaving a widow and 7 children to deplore
their loss.

Wednesday 2 June 1847

DIED at his Residence in Orange-street, in the 51st year of his age,
Frederick Stephanus WATERMEYER Esq, deeply regretted.
Cape Town, Monday 31st May 1847

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 31st May by the Rev R.G. Lamb
AB:
A daughter of Mr. William BROWN, baptised Jennet Susannah.
A daughter of Mr. Henry JENKINS, baptised Ellen Mary Ann.

DEATHS
May 29: Mr. John KIMMISH, aged 49 years.
In Somerset Hospital:
May 25: William SWANBORG, aged 30 years.
May 28: Thomas SMITH, aged 27 years.

Saturday 5 June 1847

DEATH on the 4th instant at his Residence, Woodlands, Cape of Good Hope,
E.C. MORGAN Esq, formerly of the Hon?ble E.I.C. Service, Bombay, deeply
regretted.

Wednesday 9 June 1847

BIRTH in Cape Town on the 7th instant, Mrs. BICKERSTETH of a son.

MARRIED at Stellenberg, near Wynberg, by the Rev P.E. Faure BD, Hendrik
CLOETE Esq, eldest son of S.V. CLOETE Esq, to Miss Geeje W.M. EKSTEEN,
youngest daughter of D.G. EKSTEEN Esq.
1st June 1847

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 7th June by the Rev R.G. Lamb
AB:
A son of Mr. George SPIERS, baptised george.
A daughter of Mr. William WRIGHT, baptised Elizabeth Rebecca.
A son of Mr. Thomas John COATES, baptised William Louis.
A son of Mr. John HARRIS, baptised John Henry.
In St.Andrew?s Church by the Rev Geo. Morgan on Sunday 6th June:
A son of Mr. George Alexander MELLE, baptised Theodore Albert Charles.

DEATH
June 4: John Charles ALEXANDER, aged 14 years 6 months and 25 days.

Saturday 12 June 1847

MARRIAGES
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 7th June by the Rev R.G. Lamb
AB:
Mr. James GARDNER to Miss Mary Ann THOMAS
In St.Paul?s Church Rondebosch on Monday the 7th June by the Rev M.J.
Jennings MA:
Mr. Edwin HART to Miss Johanna Philipina Hendrina KROISSA

DEATH
June 4th at his Residence on the Camp Ground, Edward Cob MORGAN Esq, aged 53
years.

Saturday 19 June 1847

MARRIED by Special Licence at his Residence, St.George?s-street, by the Rev
J.M. Kloek Van Staveren, Minister of the Lutheran Church, Carl Ferdinand
Heinrich, Baron VON LUDWIG, Phil. And M.D. Knight Commander of the Royal
Wurtenberg Crown and Gold Civil Merit Orders, and of the Ludwig?s Order
first Class of the Grand Duchy of Hessia, Corresponding Member of the London
and Massachusetts, Calcutta Horticultural, and several other Societies of
Natural History, to Eliza GRIFFITH, Relict of the late William Storey
BRIDEKIRK Esq.

MARRIAGE
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 14th June by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
Mr. George ROSE to Miss Elizabeth Augusta NORTON.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 14th June by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
A son of Mr. Joseph ROSS, baptised William Bernard.
On Tuesday the 15th June by the same:
A daughter of Henry Ralph HARRIS Esq, baptised Emma Henrietta.
In Trinity Church, by the Rev T.A. Blair:
May 31: A son of Mr. C.M. WELSFORD, baptised George Henry.
A daughter of Mr. J. LIGHTFOOT, baptised Elizabeth Alice.
June 7: A daughter of Mr. Geo. HODGSON, baptised Amelia Cherry.
June 11: A son of Capt. Henry WILSON, baptised Charles Henry.
June 14: A son of Robert BENFIELD, baptised Breganza Walter.
A son of Mr. James DIVINE, baptised Henry James.
Koomater, liberated African, baptised Peter.
Mareso, liberated African, baptised Henry.
Mancootie, liberated African, baptised Sarah.

Wednesday 23rd June 1847

DIED at his Residence at Rondebosch on the 21st inst, Capt. Jas. SCOREY,
many years resident at Port Elizabeth, in the 56th year of his age, deeply
and sincerely regretted.

MARRIAGE
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 21st June by the Rev Robert
G. Lamb AB:
Mr. James STONE to Miss Hendrika Johanna ROSE

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 21st June by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
A son of John SHEPHERD Esq, baptised William Charles.
A daughter of Mr. Jos. Octavus WILMOT, baptised Catherine.

DEATH
June 19: James Henry, son of William BROADWAY Esq, aged 9 months.

Saturday 26 June 1847

BIRTH on Thursday the 24th instant at Green Point, the lady of the Reverend
Robert Gambleton LAMB, Junior Chaplain, St.George?s Church, of a son.

DIED at his Residence, Diep Piver, near Wynberg, Mr. Benjamin LANGLEY,
native of England, deeply regretted by his surviving Wife and Friends.

DIED on the 25th June, aged seven months, Arthur Maitland, son of Lieut-Col
SLADE, 90th Light Infantry.

MARRIAGE
In Union Chapel on Tuesday the 22nd inst by the Revd J.C. Brown:
Lavoo to Clasa, liberated Africans.

Wednesday 30 June 1847

At Wynberg, Mrs W. HOPE of a daughter, June 29th.

SULPHURIC ETHER - PAINLESS OPERATION
Graham?s Town, June 21st, 1847
To the Editor: Sir, - I must apologise for intruding on your columns on
subject purely medical, but as there is no medical periodical circulating
through the Eastern Districts, and as it is highly desirable that the
extraordinary effects of the inhalation of the vapor of Sulphuric Ether in
producing total insensibility to pain during surgical operations, should be
made known as extensively as possible, in order that country practitioners
may at once avail themselves of this most valuable discovery, I am induced
to send you the results of some experiments I have lately made. The first
opportunity I have had of testing its efficacy was on Mr. F. CARLISLE,
Deputy Sheriff of Albany, who at once volunteered to become the subject of
any experiments I might wish to institute for this purpose. This gentleman,
about 27 years ago, lost almost the whole of the calf of his left leg from
erysipelas, terminating in gangrene, which nearly proved fatal. From this
very great contraction of the leg resulted, and for the last few years there
has been an irritable ulcer, extending up into the bend of the knee, which,
though not of a malignant character or threatening danger to life, was still
a constant source of pain and annoyance, and he would gladly have got rid of
the useless limb years ago, if it could have been removed without pain.
After several experiments with different kinds of apparatus, with and
without valves, which it is unnecessary for me to describe, I succeeded in
producing the requisite degree of insensibility to pain, the patient being
nevertheless perfectly conscious of what was going on around him, and able
to answer questions correctly. Whilst under the influence of the ether the
most severe pinching appeared to cause no pain, and on being asked if he
felt it, he replied, ?I am conscious of your pinching me, but you don?t
appear to pinch ?. [line obscured in paper fold] When partially recovered
from the effects of the ether he set to pinching himself so energetically
that the leg was discoloured for several days after, yet all the while
exclaiming he could not feel it. Having by these experiments fully satisfied
himself of the perfect efficacy of the ether, when properly managed, he
consented to have his leg removed, stipulating that the operation should not
be commenced till he himself gave the word of command, and the following
day, (on Wednesday, the 16th instant) I amputated the thigh in its lower
third, assisted by my father Mr. John ATHERSTONE, District Surgeon, Dr.
HADAWAY, 91st and Dr. IRWIN, 27th Regt. After ten or twelve inhalations of
the ether, the patient put down his head and pinched himself to ascertain
what degree of sensibility there was. He then continued inhaling for a short
time longer, when he again pinched himself and immediately said, ?I?m drunk
enough now ? you may begin.? The tourniquet was immediately tightened, and
at the same instant the first plunge of the knife effected without the least
motion or sign of suffering on the part of the patient, who at this stage
appeared perfectly unconscious, and continued inhaling the ether,
mechanically opening and closing his nostrils with his own hand. So perfect
was the insensibility, that Dr. IRWIN, who had placed his hand on the
patient?s arm, thinking he might start, finding not the slightest resistance
during the first incision, removed his hand altogether, as did also an
assistant who had taken hold of the leg, and for the rest of the operation
the patient lay perfectly free and motionless on the bed. At the second
incision, which divided the large nerves and vessels, he uttered an
involuntary shriek, although not the slightest movement was perceptible or
other symptom of pain. As soon as the leg was off the ether bottle was
removed, the patient still holding his nose and becoming very talkative and
even humorous as he gradually recovered from the stupefying effects of the
ether. The time during which the ether was inhaled was about three minutes.
When the arteries were taken up and the dressings being applied, the
following dialogue took place between the patient and one of the medical
gentlemen present: - Patient ? ?It?s very odd, do you know I fancy I am
still holding my nose!?
Dr. I ? ?Well, so you are, most energetically too.? ? Then why remove the
vapor?? ?Because the operation is all over ? your leg has been off some
time now.? ? ?Now don?t talk nonsense to me, - I?m a reasonable man you
know, explain why the bottle is gone.? ? ?You don?t want it any longer, -
your leg is off, Mr. CARLISLE.? ? What ? my leg off? Impossible ? I can?t
believe it ? let me see for myself,? ? and on seeing the stump, he burst out
?God be praised! It?s the grandest discovery ever made, - we must erect a
monument to this fellow?s memory, - it?s the greatest boon ever conferred on
man, - I have been totally unconscious of every thing, - the sound of that
horrid saw still grates upon my ears as if heard in a dream from which you
have just awoke me, but as for pain I have not felt the slightest,? ? he has
since stated that the impression on his mind was that he was present at an
imputation performed upon some other person, - he has a vivid recollection
of hearing the scream, and pitied the poor fellow from his heart, but had no
conception that the poor patient he so commiserated was in reality himself!
On the day following the operation the countenance had lost all that anxious
pinched-up appearance of suffering it had before worn, and the patient
expressed himself as feeling quite well, able to read, write, and in fact do
anything but stomp about. There has been no inflammation of the stump or
other bad symptom, and the case is progressing very favorably. One fact
noticed during the operation is too important to be passed over. The blood
poured out by the arteries was so dark as to be scarcely distinguishable
from venous blood. This imperfect oxygenation of the blood shows that great
caution is necessary to continuing the inhalation beyond a given time. The
complete loss of muscular power produced by the ether points out its great
value in the reduction of dislocations, fractures, &c., where several
assistants are frequently required to overcome the resistance of the
muscles. It appears to me that this state of insensibility and prostration
of nervous and muscular power is not due directly to the ether, but to a
state of partial asphyxia produced by the circulation of non arterialized
blood through the system. Hot water, as recommended in the English papers
to produce vaporization of the ether is not necessary ? on the contrary it
appeared invariably to produce unpleasant sensations, the patient
complaining of a burning sensation in his chest, inability to inhale it,
cough, &c. This was not the case with the ether vapor, however strong, when
inhaled cold. I found that rapid vaporization from extent of surface is
much preferable to vaporization by heat. The vessel in which the ether is
placed should be of such a size as to contain sufficient vapor to induce
rapid insensibility ? success appeared to depend in a great measure on the
rapidity with which it acted. The tube thro? which the ether is inhaled
should be sufficiently large to offer no resistance whatever to free
inspiration, and the respirations should be slow and prolonged, so that the
lungs are well filled with the vapor, which should be retained for a few
seconds before being expired again. The apparatus I used on the present
occasion was of the simplest construction. It consisted of a large
wide-mouthed bottle capable of holding about two quarts, which had two
apertures in the cork, through one of which passed a glass tube, ½ inch
diameter, reaching to within ¼ inch of the surface of the ether; in the
other aperture and elastic tube with ivory mouth piece was fixed for
inhaling the vapor. About two ounces of ether being poured down the glass
tube, both tubes were stopped for some minutes to allow the vapor to fill
the bottle before inhaling. Assuming the quantity of air taken into the
lungs at each inspiration to be 20 cubic inches, which is about the average,
a bottle of this size will contain vapor for about 5½ inspirations. These
experiments have fully satisfied me, as well as the other medical gentlemen
who attended the operation, that the inhalation of ether is perfectly safe,
and unattended by any unpleasant consequences when properly administered,
and that it is capable of producing complete insensibility to pain and
prostration of muscular power.
I am, &c.
W. Guybon ATHERSTONE. M.D.

CHRISTENINGS
In Trinity Church on Monday 21st June by the Rev T.A. Blair:
An adopted child of Mr. Thomas Isaac MELLISH, baptised Eliza Parsons MELLISH
In St.George?s Church, Cape Town on Monday the 28th June by the Rev R.G.
Lamb AB:
A son of Mr. Geo. Wing BROWNING Esq, baptised George Bryan Evelyn.
A son of Mr. George COLEMAN, baptised Harry Gripper.
A son of Mr. Thomas WILLIAMS, baptised Thomas Ralph Alexander.

DEATHS
June 21st: Mr. James SCOREY, Master Mariner, late of Port Elizabeth, aged 56
years.
June 25th: Arthur Maitland, son of Lt-Col SLADE, HM 90th Regt, aged 7
months.
June 23rd: Henry TAYLOR, Seaman, from the Bark ?Alverton?, aged 30 years.


Transcribed from CO53/8 at the national Archives in Kew

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