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From: "Sue Mackay" <>
Subject: Extracts from Grahamstown Journal April - June 1843
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 20:00:32 +0100
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be for personal use and not for publication on a website (which would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 license with the PRO)
Thursday April 6 1843
NOTICE OF REMOVAL
The Misses LEARY beg to inform the Ladies of Graham's Town that they have
removed to the residence of Mr.STANTON in High Street, where they continue
to carry on the business of dressmaking - and hope by unremitting attention
to share in their patronage.
Surgeon and Accoucheur
Respectfully intimates to the inhabitants of Graham's Town and its vicinity
that he has commenced the practice of his profession in all its branches;
and trusts by unremitting attention to the interests of all who may favor
him with their confidence to obtain a share of public patronage.
Bathurst Street, Graham's Town
April 6th 1843
Thursday April 13 1843
Baptism at Bloemhof, District Graaf Reinet, 31st January last by
Rev.A.MURRAY, a son of Mr.William SOUTHEY named William Geddes Bain.
Died at Salem on Sunday 9th instant, Mr. Samuel BONNIN, aged 64 years.
Deceased was one of the founders of the Albany Settlement, having arrived in
this colony with the British emigrants of 1820. Though led since by business
to various parts of the colony, his residence has chiefly been at Salem,
where, as he had wished, he died. He was a man of considerable natural
talent and of most active mind; while his hospitality, his social temper and
his kindliness of heart will long be remembered by his family, and all
within the circle of his acquaintance. The disease which terminated his
earthly career was most painful, but he bore his suffering with the
fortitude, the resignation and the hope of the Christian. His end was peace.
Died on the 11th instant at Birbury, near Bathurst, at the residence of
T.J.BIDDULPH Esq, Wilhelmina Theodora Elizabeth BIDDULPH, widow of the late
John Burnet BIDDULPH Esq of Graaf Reinet, aged 36 years, after a long and
painful illness, borne with exemplary patience, leaving five orphan children
to deplore her premature death.
Died at Graham's Town on the 10th instant, Martha Eliza, aged 6 months, the
infant daughter of Mr.John F.SHEPPERSON, thus surviving the loss of its
mother by only 16 days.
Thursday April 20 1843
Birth on the 15th instant at Fort Beaufort the Lady of Captain John McLEAN,
57th Inniskillingers, of a Son.
It is with poignant regret we announce the very unexpected demise, on the
17th instant, of the Rev.G.BOOTH, Acting Military Chaplain at Fort Beaufort.
Deceased performed as usual Divine Service on Good Friday, but was shortly
after attacked by an inflammatory affection of the bowels, which terminated
in death on the Monday following. He was in the 52nd year of his age. It is
due to his memory to remark that although resident in this Colony only about
two years, yet that his zeal, ability and punctuality in the discharge of
all his duties, had gained for him the respect and confidence of the church
of which he was a minister.
Died at Klip Fontein on the 17th instant, Sybilla Mitford, youngest daughter
of B.E.BOWKER, aged one year and five months.
Thursday April 27 1843
In the Wesleyan Chapel Graham's Town
March 5 1843 a son of Mr. Thomas ??? baptised William Caryl
19th a son of Mr.John ROBERTS baptised Philip
April 2 a son of Mr.Jeremiah HARTLEY baptised William Ackerly
9th a daughter of Mr.J.C.HOOLE baptised ??? Cotterell Rhodes
9th a daughter of Mr.James HOOLE sen baptised Francis Elizabeth Cotterell
9th a son of Mr.W.E.CROUT baptised William ??
9th a daughter of Mr.William PIKE baptised ?Ann?
9th a son of Mr.William KING baptised William
9th a son of Mr.Henry GODFREY baptised Henry
9th a son of Mr.Charles SLATER baptised George
9th a son of Mr.Thomas PAGE baptised William
9th a daughter of Mr.Charles COUSINS baptised Caroline Augusta
15th a daughter of Mr.W.STILLWELL baptised ?Emily? Johnstone
15th a son of the same baptised William Roberts
15th a son of the same baptised Ablort Morgan
At Salem by the Rev.J.RICHARDS
March 19 a daughter (an adult) of George and Hannah Elizabeth DENNISON,
baptised Sarah Ann.
Thursday May 4 1843
Died at King William's Town, Kafirland, after nine days illness, Mr.Wm.
CALVARY senior, aged 63 years, greatly lamented by all who knew him.
Died at Graham's Town on the 3rd instant, Martha, only daughter of Mr.Joseph
HART, aged eight years.
Thursday May 18 1843
PASSENGERS BY H.M.S.THUNDERER
Arrival in Simon's Bay
May 1 - H.M.S.Thunderer (81 guns), D.PRING Esq from Cork 28th Feb and
St.Jago 22 March to Simon's Bay. Passengers:-
Captains OGLE, PRESTON and LUCAS
Lieutenants TENCH, BLENKINSOPP, VIALLS, GORDON, GARDEN and ARMSTRONG
Ensigns MORRIS, MILLER and EGGERTON
Staff Surgeon HADAWAY HM 91st Regt.
Assistant Surgeon BEST
Mesdms. PRESTON, HADAWAY and child
Capt.Le MERCHANT HM 7th Dragoons
Lieut. RUSSELL RN
And 493 rank and file, 41 women and 52 children HM 45th Regt.
Thursday May 25 1843
Died at Graham's Town on the 24th instant, Fanny, daughter of
Mr.B.M.SHEPPERSON Sen, aged 25 years, deeply regretted by her family and
Died at Croft Cottage, near Fort England, on Saturday 20th instant, Mrs.
Anna Maria KIDSON, wife of Mr.William KIDSON, Wine Merchant
Graham's Town 25th May 1843
Died in Graham's Town on the 19th instant, Tys, son of A.F.KISING, resident
at Port Natal, much regretted by his friends.
William O'HARA, late Serjeant 75th Regiment, begs respectfully to inform his
friends and the public that he has taken the house formerly known as
SCOREY'S HOTEL, where he hopes by assiduous attention and moderate charges
to merit a share of the public patronage.
NB monthly boarders received on reasonable terms
Port Elizabeth May 24th 1843
Thursday 1 June 1843
Died at Uitenhage on the 25th May aged 28 years, Helena Catharina, the wife
of Mr.Thos. THOMPSON, deeply lamented by her family and friends.
Thursday 8 June 1843
Died at Cradock on Sunday the 4th instant, shortly after confinement, Mrs.
Letitia THORNHILL, aged 25 years, the wife of Mr.C.THORNHILL, deeply
deplored by her bereaved husband and family, and by a circle of friends, to
whom she was endeared as well by an affectionate heart as by her exemplary
deportment as a Wife, Mother and Friend.
Died at Cradock on the 17th May, Isabella, wife of Mr. C.A.MAYNARD,
Carpenter, deeply lamented by her family and friends.
The affairs of the late Infant School having been brought to a close, and
there now being a balance in hand of about Two Hundred Pounds, the
Undersigned, as Trustees, give notice that a meeting of the original
subscribers will be held at the store of Mr.W.OGILVIE, at present occupied
by the Commissioners of the Municipality, on Monday 19th instant at 12
o'clock, to consider in what manner the said sum shall be appropriated.
Subscribers not present will be considered to vote with the majority.
Graham's Town 1 June 1843
Thursday 15 June 1843
Plumber, Pinter Glazier etc.
Next door to Mr.POTTER's, Hill Street
Begs to inform the inhabitants of Graham's Town and its vicinity that he has
on hand a variety of Paper Hangings adapted for drawing rooms, bedrooms,
staircases, halls etc of the newest patterns, House and Ornamental Painting
in all its branches, Writing, Graining, Paper Hanging etc.
Married this morning, June 14th, at the house of W.FLEMING Esq, Port
Elizabeth, by the Rev.F.McCLELAND, Colonial Chaplain, George HORNE Esq,
Deputy Assistant Commissary General of Her Majesty's forces, to Elizabeth
LAKELAND, second daughter of Robt. LAKELAND Esq of Barnard Castle, County
To People in the Country
Mr.EARLE, Apothecary, Chemist and Druggist, has the pleasure of acquainting
persons living in the country that he has made arrangements with Mr.CAUDLE,
who is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in London, and General
Persons sending good horses will be attended to with the utmost expedition
and attention at any distance in the country.
Parties requiring advice in town will be visited on the usual terms, and
medicines supplied them at very reduced prices for Cash.
Poor people calling between 9 and 10 in the morning will receive advice
gratuitously and medicine supplied at a very trifling charge.
Thursday 22 June 1843
Birth on the 17th instant Mrs.W.Guyben ATHERSTONE, of a son
Graham's Town 22 June 1843
Birth at Fort Peddie on the 19th instant, Mrs.T.SHEPSTONE of a son
A HOUSE TO LET
In Market Square, containing 4 rooms with a large garden. Apply to
Mr.T.KING, Market Square.
Thursday 29 June 1843
In the Wesleyan Chapel Graham's Town by the Rev.H.DUGMORE
May 14 1843 a daughter of James and Clara ??? baptised Clara
May 14 a son of George and Sarah RUSSEL baptised George Samuel
By the Rev.W.SHAW
May 17 a son of John Mitford and Mary Ann BOWKER baptised Miles
May 21 a son of the Rev.Francis and Hannah H. TAYLOR baptised Francis Beal
At Farmerfield by the Rev.J.RICHARDS
April 30 1843 a son of Daniel and Jane ROBERTS baptised William Blake
In the Wesleyan Chapel Salem by the Rev.J.RICHARDS
May 7 a son of Philip and Hannah McCASKILL baptised Graham
May 7 a daughter of Evelyn and Elizabeth NEIL baptised Mary Jane
By the Rev.J.SMITH
May 14 a son of John and Margaret SHORT baptised Frederick Edwards
Married on Thursday 1st instant by Special Licence at the Residence of John
NORTON Esq, by the Rev.E.P.BLUNT, Military Chaplain, Donald Hume McLEOD Esq
of Harris, Inverness-shire to Selina Jane, second daughter of John NORTON
Esq of Cape Town.
And at the same time Mr.Robert IZAT to Louisa, third daughter of John NORTON
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