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From: "Sue Mackay" <>
Subject: Extracts from Grahamstown Journal July-Dec 1843
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 13:11:36 +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use and not for publication on a website (which would violate my digital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 6 July 1843
If Peter BOWLES does not, within one month from the date hereof, return the
Musical Snuff Box which was entrusted to his care by the Undersigned, four
or five months ago, for the purpose of being repaired, proceedings will be
instituted against him for the recovery of the same.
Graham's Town 6th July 1843
Died on Sunday 2nd instant at Port Elizabeth, Magdalena Fredrika, daughter
of Mr.Gabriel HAUBTLEISCH, aged 3 months and 26 days.
Died on the 4th instant at Fort Beaufort, after nine hours' illness, John
O'Connor, aged 13 years, 3 months and 3 days, son of Deputy Assistant
Commissary General SMITH
Thursday July 13 1843
The Rev.John HEAVYSIDE, Chaplain of Graham's Town, takes this method of
making it generally known that he has completed arrangements for opening a
superior School for young Gentlemen which will afford all the advantages of
an English Grammar School. Having with this object in view taken steps in
the early part of the year for obtaining from England a clergyman properly
qualified to take the chief management of such an institution, Mr.HEAVYSIDE
has in the meantime secured the services of a gentleman recently arrived, an
associate of King's College, London, who possesses high testimonials as to
character and literary qualifications, and has been successfully engaged in
tuition for several years past.
The course of instruction will comprise the Latin and Greek Classics, the
French and German languages and Mathematics, together with all the various
branches of a sound English education, to which particular attention will be
The business of the School will commence on Monday the 24th July, when
Mr.HEAVYSIDE will be ready to receive at once a few Boarders under the age
of 12 years.
For terms and other particulars apply to the Rev.J.HEAVYSIDE, Graham's Town;
the Rev.H.BEAVER, Fort Beaufort; the Rev.James BARROW, Bathurst; the
Rev.G.V.THORPE, Sidbury and the Rev.F.McCLELAND or Daniel PHILLIPPS Esq,
Thursday July 20 1843
Birth on the 16th instant, Mrs. Richard ORSMOND of a son
Graham's Town 20th July 1843
Birth on the 16th instant Mrs.J.BRYCE of a son
Graham's Town 20th July 1843
Birth yesterday, 19th instant, Mrs.J.C.WRIGHT of a daughter
Graham's Town 20 July 1843
Died on the 14th instant at Cape Town, Alexander, second son of Antonio
CHIAPPINI Esq, deeply regretted by his family and friends.
Died in Graham's Town on the 18th instant, Ann, the wife of Mr.C.SCANLIN of
Salem, aged 30 years.
Died at Lange Kloof on the 2nd July 1843, after a short but painful illness,
Ann Elizabeth, wife of Mr.F. De la HARPE, in the 22nd year of her age,
deeply regretted by all her friends, leaving a husband and two young
children to deplore her loss.
[Early issues for August 1843 missing at Kew]
Thursday August 31 1843
Died this morning at half past 2 o'clock, Jane, the wife of Mr. John
MASKELL, after a brief illness of 5 days, aged 44 years, leaving 5 children
to deplore the loss of an affectionate mother.
Graham's Town 31 August 1843
Died at Somerset on Wednesday 23rd instant after a few days' illness, Sarah,
the beloved wife of Mr.John ELKINS Jun. She has left a husband and child,
together with a numerous circle of relatives and friends, to deplore this
sudden, mysterious and deeply afflictive dispensation of Divine Providence.
Her end was peace - she having with perfect calmness, though in the prime of
life, resigned her soul into the hands of her Creator.
Birth at Fort Beaufort on Sunday morning 27th instant, Mrs. George W. CLARKE
of a daughter.
Thursday September 7 1843
Died this morning at his residence, Graham's Town, aged 45 years, Mr.William
LIDDLE, late Sergeant Major in HM 75th Regt and Keeper of the District
Prison in this Town, deeply regretted by his family and friends.
Graham's Town 7th September 1843
Thursday September 14 1843
From a Correspondent
Port Elizabeth September 13 pm
Yesterday all day it blew very hard from the SE with a heavy sea. We had our
doubts as far as the shipping at anchor in the bay (nine in number); but
fortunately all rode out the gale in safety - only one incident happening to
our knowledge, viz the 'Lively' parted one chain. The wind is now ?off? the
land, consequently all is safe.
This morning the body of the unfortunate nephew of Capt.CROCKLEY( late of
the 'Laura') was picked up and will be buried this afternoon. This makes the
fourth body recovered, namely the mate of the 'Laura', one seaman and ???.
Also the carpenter of the 'Sea Gull'.
Birth at Graaf Reinet on the 1st instant Mrs. GRISBROOK of a son
Birth at Graham's Town on the 14th instant Mrs.John BRADFIELD of a son.
Thursday October 5 1843
Married at Graham's Town by the Rev.W.SHAW on Thursday last, 27th ultimo,
Benjamin HOCKEY to Lydia, eldest daughter of Mr.James TEMLETT, merchant.
Married this day by the Rev.William SHAW, Henry BIRCH of Thorn Kloof to
Birth at Fort Beaufort on the 30th September, the Lady of Captain HAWSTORNE
91st Regt. Of a daughter
5 October 1843
Birth at Graham's Town on the ?29th? September Mrs. EATON of a daughter
Birth at George Town on the 21st September the Lady of A.B.MORGAN Esq,
Surgeon (retired) 57th Regt of Foot, of a daughter.
Birth at Belmont, near Graham's Town, on the 2nd instant, Mrs.Frederick HEX
of a son
Thursday October 12 1843
Died at Graham's Town on the 4th instant, John Edward, only son of
Mr.J.P.SYMONS, aged 13 months.
Birth at Graham's Town on Sunday the 8th instant, the wife of the
Rev.Thornley SMITH of a daughter.
Thursday October 19 1843
Married on Tuesday last the 17th instant, at St.George's Church by the
Rev.J.HEAVYSIDE, Mr.George John NICHOLL to Miss Mary Ann HEADEN
Birth at Groen Fonteyn on Tuesday 12th September, the wife of Mr.Joshua
TROLLIP of a son.
Death at Graham's Town on the 17th instant in her 19th year, Mary Anne, wife
of R.J.EATON Esq, Clerk of the Peace for Albany.
Died also on the same day her infant daughter, aged 8 days
Graham's Town 17th October 1843
Died at Uitenhage on Monday 2nd October 1843 after a painful illness
(asthma) Mrs. Anna Maria Minne, wife of Joachim BREHM Esq, Deputy Sheriff
for Uitenhage District, aged 53. She has left a husband and son, together
with numerous relatives and friends, to deplore this calamitous dispensation
of Divine Providence.
Died after an illness of three days at Lovedale Seminary, Kaffraria, on the
7th instant, John, eldest son of Mr. A.McDERMIAD, aged 15 years and 7
Thursday 26 October 1843
Died at Graham's Town on Saturday 21st instant, Mary, wife of Mr.John
JARDINE, baker, aged 33 years.
Graham's Town October 26 1843
Thursday November 2 1843
Birth at Fort Beaufort on the 30th ult the wife of Mr.J.H.WINDELL of a son
Died at Graham's Town on Monday the 30th ult, Mr. Thomas Price ADAMS, aged
64 years. Deceased was one of the emigrants of 1820, having come hither with
that part, at the head of whom was Mr. John BAILIE. Few amongst the Settlers
was better known, as well by his harmless and often amusing eccentricities
as by his kindliness of heart and scrupulous politeness of deportment, and
which never yielded even to the most depressing and untoward circumstances.
Dame Fortune and he were almost ever at variance, but amidst all her
buffetings - and these were not few or light - his cheerfulness and
blandness of manner remained unimpaired. Scarcely more propitious were the
Muses, whose favors he courted most assiduously, and who as often jilted him
most egregiously. It will afford satisfaction to his friends to know that he
finished his earthly career with quietness and resignation, in the bosom of
his family. His name will ever be associated with and be cherished with
esteem by 'THE EMIGRANT FATHERS OF THE ALBANY SETTLEMENT'.
Died at Graham's Town on Sunday 29th October, James, son of Serjeant
WALLACE. Mess-Man HM 91st Regt., aged 11 years.
Died at Graham's Town on the 30th October 1843, aged 13 months, Anne Jane
Elizabeth, daughter of Garrison Serjeant Major Henry DRENNAN
1 November 1843
The Undersigned begs leave to acquaint his friends and the public that he
has opened the shop in Bathurst Street, formerly occupied by Mr.Wm.SIMPSON,
and subsequently by Messrs.CAWOODs, and trusts that by keeping a constant
supply of good meat to experience their favors.
16 October 1843
Thursday November 9 1843
Married at Graaf Reinet on Monday23rd October by the Rev.A.MURRAY, Andries
Johannes HARTZENBERG to Elizabeth Alida, fourth daughter of A.G.BAINE Esq.
Birth at Begelly on28th October the Lady of E.PHILLIPS Esq of a son
Died at his daughter's residence, Beaufort Street, Graham's Town on Monday
30th ult, Mr. Thomas Price ADAMS Esquire, aged 64 years, after a long and
painful sickness. The deceased was a merchant in both London, Lisbon and
Madeira; a Member of Lloyds Coffee House, also of the City Light Horse in
the reign of George III, under Col.HARRIS. Being disappointed in mercantile
engagements he left England for this Colony in 1819 and arrived here in
1820. He has left a wife and six children to deplore the loss of a most
affectionate father, whose memory they will ever cherish.
Thursday November 16
Birth at Cypress Cottage on the 13th instant, the Lady of Captain GUNN, Cape
Mounted Rifles, of a son.
Birth at Graham's Town on the 12th instant, Mrs.William SIMPSON of a
Birth in Graham's Town on the 15th instant 6pm, the wife of Mr. A.W.HOOLE of
Birth at Port Elizabeth on Tuesday the 14th November 1843, Mr. Charles
HUNTLEY of a son.
Thursday November 30 1843
Married in Graham's Town on Tuesday 29th instant by the Rev.HEAVYSIDE,
Colonial Chaplain, Mr. J.J.H. STONE, solicitor, to Sarah, eldest daughter of
Mr. C. FULLER
Birth at Graham's Town on the 27th instant the Lady of W.C. EDDIE Esquire,
Surgeon of the Cape Mounted Riflemen, of a daughter
Thorn Cottage, Nov 29 1843
Died November 27 1843 Mrs. Sarah WELLS, wife of the late Thomas WELLS of
Graham's Town, aged 67 years. Her bereaved children deeply deplore the loss
of an affectionate mother.
Thursday December 7 1843
Married on Thursday 30 November at St.Mary's Church, Port Elizabeth, William
HIGGINS Esq to Elizabeth Boland, eldest daughter of the Rev.Francis
McCLELAND AB TCD, Colonial Chaplain
Married at St.George's Church Graham's Town on Monday the 4th instant by the
Rev.J.HEAVYSIDE, Colonial Chaplain, W. SMITH Esq, Land Surveyor, to Miss
Margaret BOARDMAN, fourth daughter of the late Rev.W. BOARDMAN, Chaplain of
Bathurst, and formerly of St.George's Church, Liverpool.
Birth at the Mancazana the Lady of Capt. TOUZEL 27th Regiment, on the 28th
November, of a daughter
Died at Winterburg on Monday the 28th ult, Ann, wife of H.FRAZER, aged 41
years. Her illness was a long and painful one, and she has left a husband
and five children to deplore her loss.
Thursday December 14 1843
Married at Longnor Park on the 5th inst by the Rev.H.BEAVER, Charles
Frederick, second son of Mr. John BLAKEWAY Esq to Ann Eliza, second daughter
of Chas. ROSS Esq of Glen Ross.
Birth at the Tarka Post on the 4th instant, Mrs. John O'CONNOR of Twins
(boys), both of whom died within 24 hours after birth
Thursday December 21 1843
Died on Thursday 7th instant, aged 69 years, the Rev. William PORTER, who
was for 44 years Minister of the Presbyterian Congregation of
Newtownlemavady?; for 14 years Clerk to the General Synod of Ulster; the
first Moderator of the Remonstrant Synod and Clerk to the same reverend body
since its formation. He was the author of a discourse on the "Mutual
Recognition of Virtuous Friends in a Future State of Existence", delivered
before the Remonstrant Synod in 1840 and afterwards published at its
request; and of various essays on moral and religious subjects which have
appeared in different periodical works. (Northern Whig)
The deceased clergyman, who was greatly loved in the district where he
resided, was father of Mr. PORTER, the Attorney General of the Cape of Good
Hope (Dublin Evening Post 12 September)
Died yesterday after a severe and painful illness, Ida Henrietta, youngest
daughter of Charles and Matilda POTE, aged ?18? months
NOTICE is hereby given that Joshua CAWOOD has, from this date, retired from
the Firm of CAWOOD BROTHERS, Butchers, of Graham's Town and Port Elizabeth;
and that the Business will be carried on in future by the Undersigned
Port Elizabeth 12 December 1843
Thursday 28 December 1843
Married in Graham's Town on Sunday 24th instant by the Rev. T. MURPHY, C.
ARMSTRONG of Somerset to Anna Sophia, eldest daughter of M. GOSS of
Birth at Graham's Town on Wednesday the 27th instant the wife of Mr. John
JACKSON of Lieuw Fontein of a son
Died at Fort Brown on Christmas Day the infant son of J. and C. MEWETT, aged
|Extracts from Grahamstown Journal July-Dec 1843 by "Sue Mackay" <>|