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From: "Marielle Ford" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-IB] Extracts from the Grahamstown Journal Jan - June 1842
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 06:56:46 +0200
Hi all, from a very chilly Grahamstown,
"Died at Graham's Town on the 3rd instant, Edward Henry, only and beloved son
of Mr.and Mrs.E.TURVEY, aged 2 years and 4 months."
I am guessing that this is the same child as the entry below:
Methodist Parish Records
Commemoration Church, Grahamstown, Christenings: 1822-1858 (film is mis-labeled as Somerset East Methodist Parish)
Child: Edward Henry TURVEY
Parents: Edward Mortimer and Sophia
Minister: J. RICHARDS
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From: Sue Mackay
Sent: 25 July 2004 16:16 PM
Subject: [ZA-IB] Extracts from the Grahamstown Journal Jan - June 1842
Taken from CO53/15 National Archives, Kew, London. I have no further
knowledge of people mentioned here, having merely transcribed the
information from the newspapers, but 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be for personal use and not for publication on a website (which would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)
Died at Bathurst on the 5th instant in the 81st year of his age, universally
regretted, Simon BIDDULPH Esq., formerly of Tamworth in the County of
Stafford, Cousin of Sir Titeophilus BIDDULPH of Birbury in the County of
Died at Graham's Town on the ist inst. Elizabeth HEWSON, wife of Mr.Thomas
HEWSON, after a very short illness, aged 65 years.
Birth at Graham's Town Jan 9th Mrs.Thornley SMITH of a son
Birth on Saturday 1st inst. Mrs.E.L.KIFT of a daughter
Graham's Town 12 January 1842
Birth at Barton, District of Graaff-Reinet, on the 19th inst. Mrs.B.BOOTH
jun. of a daughter.
Birth at Uitenhage on the 25th inst the Lady of John BOYS Esq (late Capt.
95th Regt.) of a son.
Died at Fort Brown on the 20th inst. from the effects of dysentery, Harry
John Alexander, aged 12 months, infant son of Mr.& Mrs.WADE
Graham's Town 22nd Jan 1842
Died on Thursday 20th inst. in Graham's Town, William Boyce, infant son of
Rev.H.H.DUGMORE, Wesleyan Missionary, aged 10 months.
Died at Graham's Town on Tuesday 28th inst. Mrs.Martha MARSH, a native of
the Isle of Wight, aged 72 years. Deceased was one of the British emigrants
of 1820, and for the last 18 years resided in Graham's Town, where she was
distinguished for her uniform piety and active exertions in doing good. As a
consistent member of the Wesleyan Society - in which for many years she
sustained with great acceptance the office of Class Leader - as a prudent
and affectionate wife and tender parent, her memory will ever be
affectionately cherished by her friends - by the church to which she
belonged - by her children and by her bereaved and aged husband. Though long
suffering severely under the infirmities of age yet her death was sudden.
But to her summons had no terror:- She knew in whom she had believed, and
while she met the final struggle with the resignation of the saint it was at
the same time with the strong hope and confidence of the mature Christian.
Birth on the 31 January at Drie Koppen, Graaf-Reinet, Mrs.BLACKBURN of a son
Died at Somerset on the 3rd inst, Emma Thomaskene, the infant daughter of
J.& E. CAWOOD, aged nine months and eight days.
Married on the 9th inst. by the Rev.W.SHAW, James, youngest son of James
POWELL of Bristol to Jane Elizabeth Fitz, eldest daughter of James HOOLE of
Died on the 7th instant, Catherine, infant daughter of Gage HEATHCOTE Seq.,
aged 7 months and 24 days
Died at Uitenhage on 28 January 1842, Cornelius Botton ALCOCK Esq., aged 62
years, late a Lieutenant in the 60th Regt. of Foot.
Married by Special Licence at Port Elizabeth on 3rd February by the
Rev.F.McCLELAND, John H.CLARKE to Anne Sophia, eldest daughter of Mr.J.NUDD
of Port Elizabeth.
Birth this morning the wife of G.LEE of a daughter
Graham's Town 24th Feb 1842
Birth at Fort England on 22nd inst. Mrs.R.FEATHERSTONE of a daughter
Died on the 7th inst. at Morley, Kaffraria at the house of the Rev.Samuel
PALMER, Edwin Watson, the infant son of the Rev.J.ARCHBELL, aged 6 months.
Married on Monday 21st ult. at Prospect in the District of Cradock by the
Rev.W.SHAW, Wesleyan Minister, James Henry GREATHEAD to Julia, second
daughter of W.WRIGHT Esq.
Birth at Newton Dale, 26th February, the Consort of the Kafir Chief KAMA of
Birth in New Street on the 7th inst. Mrs.Charles MAYNARD of a son
Died on Sunday morning at 3 o'clock, the 6th inst., aged 16, George Henry,
second son of Mr.W.J.EARLE of this Town. His truly amiable and mild
disposition endeared him not only to his family but to all his
acquaintances. He suffered severely and bore his pain with great fortitude,
departing this life with every appearance of resignation to the Divine will,
and expired without a struggle.
Died at Graham's Town on the 3rd instant, Edward Henry, only and beloved son
of Mr.and Mrs.E.TURVEY, aged 2 years and 4 months.
Birth on the 12th, Mrs.G.A.MUNRO of a daughter
Birth at Quagga's Valley, Sneeuwbergen on Sunday afternoon 13th inst.
Mrs.William SOUTHEY of a son
Died at Somerset on the morning of the 13th inst. Mrs.Dorotha EVANS, Widow
of the late Rev.John EVANS, Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church at
Cradock. She was much esteemed by her numerous circle of acquaintances - has
been long a valuable teacher in the Sunday School, where her loss will be
Birth at Fort Peddie, Kafirland, on Wednesday 16th March, the Lady of
Capt.T.F.G.CAMPBELL, 91st Regt. of a daughter
Birth on the 20th instant at Graaff-Reinet Mrs.R.SOUTHEY of a son
Died on the 18th instant Herbert Montgomery, the infant son of Chas.MAYNARD
Esq., aged 11 days.
Died on the 12th instant at Port Elizabeth, Charles Boucher Anthony
ISEMONGER, son of Anthony and Helen ISEMONGER of that place, aged 5 years
and 4 months.
Married this morning in St.George's Chuch, Graham's Town by the Rev.John
HEATYSIDE (sic) Mr.William OGILVIE Jun. to Miss Margaret DIXON
14 April 1842
Birth on Wednesday 27th inst. Mrs.James BLACK of a daughter
Graham's Town 28th April 1842
Died at Cradocks Town Estate on Sunday 17th April last, Caroline, wife of
Mr.John SCHEUBLE, aged 31 years, deeply lamented by her relations and
acquaintance, to whom she was greatly endeared by her affectionate
disposition and amiable manners.
The Albany Library will be opened on Tuesday 10th May when His Honor the
Lieut.Governor will preside at a Public Breakfast to be given at the
Library. The band of the 91st Regt., which has been kindly lent for the
occasion, will be in attendance.
Gentlemens Tickets 10s
Ladies Tickets 5s
As only limited numbers of persons can be accommodated, an early application
for Tickets is recommended, in order that arrangements may be made for the
company attending on this most interesting occasion.
The surplus of funds raised for the Breakfast will be applied towards
defraying the expenses incurred in fitting up the Building as a Library.
The Breakfast will be open to the Public, and not confined to Shareholders
only. Tickets to be obtained from Mr.CAFFYN until Saturday 7th May, after
which no more will be issued.
Birth at Begelly on Saturday 21st inst, Mrs.Edward PHILLIPPS of a son.
Birth at Colesberg on the 20th instant, Mrs.W.P.R.DIXON of a son
26 May 1842
Died at lang Kloof on Thursday 12th instant, Mr. Jacobus J.RADEMEYER, JP
for the District of George, aged 52 years, 1 month and 7 days, deeply and
Mr. Jacobus P.RADEMEYER, whose death took place on the 12th instant, has
left a large circle of friends deeply lamenting his loss. Deceased was an
old and tried servant of the public for many years, having rendered his
personal services to the colony from his earliest years. He served with the
commando under Colonel GRAHAM in 1812, when the kafirs were driven from the
Zuurverdt. In 1819 he joined the commande under Colonel WILLSHIRE, as
Field-cornet of George District, when he was 17 months away from his home.
Upon the breaking out of the Kafir irruption of 1835 he immediately
volunteered his services, and leaving his home in the month of January he
proceeded with the George burghers with all expedition to the Frontier, with
whom he joined Colonel SOMERSET at Bushman's River, and took psrt with his
burghers in a sharp skirmish with the Kafirs in the Bushman's River poort,
where the Kafirs, who were in considerable force, made a stout resistance,
upon which occasion Lieut.O'REILLY was severely wounded. The division of the
burghers under his orders thence proceeded along the coast, crossing the
Fish River at Kafir drift, and occupied the heights above Trompeter's drift.
On the 9th March 1835, while co-operating with a force under Colonel
SOMERSET, acting in the defiles and passes of the Fish River Bush near
Trompeter's Drift, he with only 45 men of his force came suddenly upon a
very considerable body of Kafirs, strongly posted along the sides of a deep
ravine. A fierce encounter immediately took place. In a very short period
this gallant little body found themselves opposed by an increasing force of
Kafirs from all points, with guns as well as assegais.
Wm.ANDERSON Sen.& Co. have removed from Bathurst Street to the Stores
situated at the corner of High Street and Church Square, formerly occupied
by Messrs.J.NORDEN & Co.
Married on the 31st ult. by the Rev.J.EDWARDS, Wesleyan Minister, Mr.Joshua
TROLLIP to Rhoda Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. James COLLETT of Groen Fontein
in the District of Cradock
June 2nd 1842
Married at Uitenhage on Tuedsay 31st ult. by the Rev.A.SMITH, Edward
Herrick, eldest son of R.C.HARKER Esq.,JP, Government Resident of
Plettenberg Bay, to Wilhelmina Elizabeth, eldest daughter of S.H.DU TOIT
Esq.,JP of Uitenhage.
Died on Monday Feb 23 at his residence in Mount Pleasant, Ross,
Herefordshire, aged 75, George AVELINE Esq., father of the Rev.George
AVELINE, Graham's Town.
FOR SALE BY PRIVATE CONTRACT
A Commodious House
At the above place, containing seven rooms, out-offices etc, at present
occupied as a Mission House by the Wesleyan connexion, the Proprietor has no
objection to take half of the purchase money in barter for merchandise
Apply to Mr.E.WEBB, Fort Beaufort or to the Undersigned
Fort Beaufort, 18th June 1842
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