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From: "Sue Mackay" <>
Subject: Extracts from the Grahamstown Journal 1840
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 15:20:27 +0100
Taken from CO53/14 National Archives, Kew, London. I have no further
knowledge of people mentioned here, having merely transcribed the
information from the newspapers, but most of these entries were photographed
at Kew using a digital camera, some in better focus than others, and
transcribed at home, so if you are related to someone mentioned I may be
able to send you a .jpg file of the entry on the understanding that it would
be for personal use and not for publication on a website (which would
violate my digital camera licence with the PRO)
On the 12th inst during a fresh S.E. breeze the Brig 'Jack Tar' parted from
her anchors and drove ashore. She is a total wreck - crew saved.
PIER HOTEL, PORT ELIZABETH
James REED begs respectfully to inform his Friends and the Public that he
has taken the commodious Premises, the property of mr.TENNANT, situated near
the new Jetty, Port Elizabeth, which he has opened as an Inn and Boarding
House, where he hopes by moderate charges and assiduous attention to merit a
share in the public patronage.
Port Elizabeth 8th Jan 1840
NB - An excellent BILLIARD TABLE.
Married at Fort Beaufort February 3 1840 by the Rev.G.GREEN, Mr.Charles
HOLIDAY to Mary, eldest daughter of mr.John NILAND of that District
Fort Beaufort, Feb 11th 1840
Died at Double Drift, Fish River, on the 18th inst after a severe illness,
which she bore with exemplary patience and resignation to the Divine Will,
Elizabeth, wife of Henry WARNER of the Commissariat Department aged 56 years
Birth on Friday 19th ult the Lady of George C. STANFORD Esq, Asst.Commissary
General to the Forces, of a son.
Grahamstown, 1st July 1840
Birth on Friday 27th ult the Lady of Captain McLEAN, 27th Inniskilliners, of
a daughter, Grahamstown.
Married at Bathurst on Wednesday 24th ult by the Rev.J.BARROW, Colonial
Chaplain, Henry BLAINE Esq to Margaret Ann, eldest dfaughter of the
Rev.W.SHAW, Wesleyan Minister.
Married at Cradock on the 15th June 1840 by the Rev.John TAYLOR, Robert
MacLachan ARMSTRONG Esq, District Surgeon, to Jane Agnes Mary, eldest
daughter of the Rev.John TAYLOR, Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church,
Died on the 29th ult Wm.R.McMASTER aged 2 years, youngest son of Mr.Joseph
McMASTER of this place.
Died at Graaff Reinet on Monday 29th ult after a painful illness of three
months, Ann, the Wife of mr.John RAFFERTY of Sunday's River, aged 40 years,
leaving a husband and seven children to lament her loss.
Married at Graaf Reinet on the 18th ult by the Rev.A.MURRAY, Robert Henry,
youngest son of the late Mr.George SOUTHY,to Christina Wilhelmina, second
daughter of F.LIESCHING
Married at Graaf Reinet on the 18th ult by the Rev.A.MURRAY, Charles, eldest
son of Lieut.RUBIDGE RN of Glelwyn,Albany to Frederica Louisa Wilhelmina,
third daughter of F.LIESCHING Esq.
Birth at Graaf Renet on the 15th ult Mrs.Richard SOUTHEY of a son
Birth on Monday 6th inst the Lady of J.C.SAUNDER Esq, Deputy Ordnance
Storekeeper, of a son
Grahamstown 9th July 1840
Married by Special Licence by the Rev. John HEAVYSIDE tis morning, William,
eldest son of the late Captain John BLAKE, 24th Foot, to Phylis Eleanor,
only daughter of Lieut.HORNSBY, 91st Regiment.
Graham's Town 30 July, 1840
Birth at Graaff Reinet on the 14thinst. Mrs GRESBROOK of a son
Graaff Reinet 21 July 1840
Died at bathurst on Wednesday the 22nd inst. in the 69th year of his age,
Mr.Thomas HARTLEY, well known to every inhabitant and generally every
visitor of the British Settlement of Albany, as the Proprietor of the well
known House of Accommodation in the romantic and beautiful village of
Bathurst. He laboured for some time before his death under a most painful
afflication, which he bore with exemplary fortitude and resignation. Few men
in this part of the Colony were better known or more generally esteemed than
the deceased. The cheerfulness and amenity of his manners, his incessant
activity and his general intelligence make his loss a subject of general
regret, and will embalm his memory in the hearts of his surviving relatives
and of his many personal friends and acquaintances. The consolations of the
Bible were his support in affliction and his hope in death.
Died at Graham's Town on Monday last, the 3rd inst. of Brain Fever,
Mr.E.J.TOWNSEND at the early age of 30 years. Deceased was held in much
esteem as an upright Tradesman and an intelligent man. He has left an
amiable Wife to deplore the loss of a most affectionate Husband - a youn
Family of a tender Parent; while the Church to which he was united (the
Independents) is deprived of one of its most active and valuable members,
and the world at large of a good and useful citizen.
Married by Special Licence on Wednesday 12th inst at Oatlands, the residence
of Colonel SOMERSET, R.H. Honoratus VAN RYNEVELD Esq of the Cape Mounted
Rifles, second son to William C. VAN RYNEVELD Esq, Civil Commissioner of
Graaff-Reinet, to Harriet FORBES, 5th daughter of Vice Admiral Sir Henry
Graham's Town 12th August 1840
Birth at Melkhout Kraal, Knysna on the 25th July 1840 Mrs.Fred.REX of a son
Birth at Fort Beaufort on Sunday 9th August Mrs.WEBSTER, from the Mancazana,
of a son
Fort Beaufort, 16th August 1840
Married in the New Wesleyan Chapel by the Rev.W.SHAW on saturday 12th inst
Mr William Edward PRYNN to Miss Fracisca Hendrika Robbertina Bernardina
Graham's Town Sept.14 1840
DEATH. On Monday 31st August 1840 it pleased Almighty God to take from me,
after a short illness, my beloved wife, aged 43 years and three months; of
which painful loss I hereby give notice to Relatives and Friends, and beg to
be excused the visits of condolence.
Twee Fontein, Baviaan's River, 2nd Sept.
Died at Graham's Town on Sunday Morning the 13th Sept 1840 Mr. Maarten
Johannes SMIT, aged 53 years, deeply regretted by his numerous family and
Married on the 16th Sept at Gellynden by the Rev.E.WELCH, Mr.Henry W.DALE of
the Commisariat Department to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. Ezra RIDGARD
of Baviaans River
Birth on the 27th ult Mrs. Wm.M.JAFFRAY of a daughter
Birth at Graham's Town on Saturday 26th inst Mrs.William SOUTHEY of a
Baptism in St.George's Church on the 18th inst. by the Rev.James BARROW of
Bathurst, a daughter of Mr.Wm.M.JAFFRAY baptised Allison Elizabeth.
October 21 1840
Died at Port Elizabeth on 23rd October last William Wescott, second son of
Mr.Giles SANDFORD, aged 5 months
Died at Graaff-Reinet on Sunday evening, the 8th November, Mrs.Carolina
Anthonetta HENDRIKZ, aged 63 years, 6 months and 13 days, deeply regretted
by her family and all who were acquainted with her.
Graaff-Reinet 10 Nov 1840
(followed by same advert in Afrikaans)
Died at Graham's Town at the residence of Dr.MINTO, Cape Mounted Rifles, on
Tuesday morning the 8th inst, in her 18th year, Agnes Scott, eldest daughter
of the Rev.W.R.THOMPSON of the Dutch Reformed Church, Balfour, Kat River.
Friends will be pleased to accept of this notification.
Graham's Town, 9th December 1840
Died at Uitenhage on the 13th Dec aged 34 years, after a painful and
lingering illness, which she bore with truly Christian resignation, Luisa
Hedevio (born OXHOLM), wife of Mr.A.ARMSTRONG Esq.,JP, leaving two children
too young to know the loss they have sustained in a kind and affectionate
Died at Somerset at the residence of Mr.Thos.BRUTON on the 26th November,
Charlotte Ann, daughter of mr. Edward Ford HOWARD, aged 2 years 7 months.
And on the 22nd December Sarah Ann, daghter of Mr.Thomas BRUTON, aged 5
years 4 months, both of fever.
Somerse6t 22nd December 1840
Died at Graaff-Reinet on the 21st inst Ferdinand Richard GRISBROOK, only son
of Charles Hudson GRISBROOK Esq., Deputy Sheriff, aged 5months and 6 days
Graaf-Reinet 22 Dec 1840
Birth at Fort Beaufort on Sunday 27th inst. the Lady of Capt.J.H.ENGLAND,
75th Regiment, of a daughter.
Died at Graaf-Reinet on the 28th instant after an illness of two days, Maria
Theodora GRISBROOK, wife of Charles Hudson GRISBROOK Esq, Deputy Sheriff,
aged 28 years.
Graaff-Reinet 29th Dec 1840
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