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Subject: [ZA-IB] Extracts from the South African Commercial Advertiser -April 1854
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:35:07 +0100
Transcribed from CO53/11 at the National Archives in Kew, London
Saturday 1 April 1854
BIRTH: The wife of Mr. Wm. OPENSHAW of a daughter.
Gardens, March 31st 1854.
Thursday 6 April 1854
BIRTH at Green Point on Monday the 3rd April, Mrs. Benjamin DIXIE of a son.
Saturday 8 April 1854
BIRTH in Cape Town on the 5th instant, Mrs. H.C. VOGET of a son.
DIED at Swellendam on the 17th March, aged 13 months, James John, youngest
son, and on the 5th April, aged 5 years and 3 months, Goert Van Reede,
eldest and only remaining son of Goert Van Reede VAN OUDTSHOORN, Acting
Civil Commissioner of Swellendam, of which painful bereavements notice is
hereby given to Relatives and Friends.
Tuesday 11 April 1854
DIED at Parke's Hotel on Friday 7th April after a long and painful illness,
Leah, only daughter of J.M. SOLOMON Esq, late of Adelaide, South Australia,
aged 2 years and 10 months.
In the Evangelical Lutheran Church by the Rev J.L. Parisius VDM, April 10:
Julius Wilhelm ARZT to Miss Anna Catharina Wilhelmina DREVIEN.
In the New Dutch Reformed Church by the Rev Dr. Heyns, April 9:
A son of Mr. Coenraad H?. LUYT, baptised Johan Frederik.
In the Evangelical Lutheran Church by the Rev J.L. Parisius VDM, April 9:
A daughter of Mr. George Clement GIE, baptised Johanna Christina.
A daughter of Mr. Hendrik Cornelis Engela VAN NIEKERK, baptised Dorothea
A daughter of Mr. John Adam RORICH, baptised Wilhelmina Johanna Maria.
In St.Andrew's Church by the Rev G. Morgan, April 9:
A son of Alex. McQUARRY (Corporal 73rd Regt) baptised John.
Thursday 20 April 1854
BIRTH at Fort Beaufort on the 1st April, Mrs. Abraham DE SMIDT of a son.
Friday 21 April 1854
(Graham's Town Journal)
On Tuesday evening about 9 o'clock the extensive wagonmaker's shop and
smithy, belonging to Messrs POWELL of this place, were discovered to be on
fire, and must have been smouldering for some time, as when first seen the
fire was so extensively spread through the interior as to defy resistance.
Even a horse in an attached stable could not be liberated, and after being
shockingly scorched was shot in his stall, in order to terminate at once the
poor animal's torture. The usual alarm was given, and an immense concourse
repaired to the spot, but without being able to afford any aid save the
removal of some fencing and wagon materials which lay outside the building.
Everything inside was totally consumed. His Excellency the Governor was on
the spot, and also the military with a fore engine from Fort England, but no
water was for some time to be had, and when obtained the supply was so small
as to be nearly, if not entirely, useless. The military were most active -
Col. PERCIVAL, 12th Regt, directing the men to remain on the spot so long as
there was any appearance of danger. We regret to state that Messrs. POWELL
were uninsured, and thus a crashing loss has fallen upon two of the most
industrious and deserving of our community. No clue has been given as to the
origin of this fire, but it is supposed it commenced in the wagonmaker's
shop, and that it must have smouldered there from the time of closing at
dusk until it burst out furiously at the hour stated. The building being
isolated and the night calm, no other injury was sustained, save a personal
one by Mr. J. POWELL, who in his anxiety to rescue the horse and save what
property he could, got rather severely, though we believe not dangerously,
Saturday 22 April 1854
In St.George's Cathedral in this City by the Rev Edward Glover MA, March 28:
Mr. William SIMS to Elizabeth SCHOLTZ.
By the Rev Robert A Currey MA, April 4:
Mr. Henry GILSTAIN to Miss Anna Helena COMBRINK.
By the same, April 10:
Mr. Thomas Pain BIDE, Master Mariner, to Miss Elizabeth M.E. CROMPTON.
By the Rev Geo. Meyler Squibb BA, April 11:
Mr. Henzell KING to Miss Margaret KETT.
By the Rev Robert A Currey MA, April 17:
Mr. John NICHOLAS to Mrs. Maria A.F. HAWSON.
Mr. John Quibell HUDSON to Miss Rosetta MARTISSEN.
In the Evangelical Lutheran Church by the Rev J.M.Kloek van Staveren VDM,
A daughter of Mr. Willem Adriaan WENTZEL Junr, baptised Maria Theresa
Thursday 27 April 1854
DIED on the 22nd instant, after a long and painful illness, Emma, the
beloved wife of Mr. Samuel SAVAGE, aged 39 years.
In St.George's Cathedral in this City by the Rev Robert A Currey MA, April
Mr. James SYMS to Miss Catherine BIRMINGHAM.
In St.George's Cathedral in this City by the Rev Robert A Currey MA, March
A son of Mr. Jacobus J.W. WALLENDORFF, baptised John Henry Nicholas.
A son of Mr. William JACOBS, baptised William John Michael Lute.
A daughter of Mr. Francis LEWIS, baptised Catherine Louisa.
By the Rev Edward Glover MA, March 26:
A daughter of John William MERALS, Native of Africa, baptised Elizabeth.
By the same, March 29:
A son of Mr. Ivor WILLIAMSON, baptised Ivor.
By the same, March 31:
A daughter of Mr. William Smith COULDREY, baptised Maria Louisa Eliza.
A daughter of Mr. Nicholas Francis SIMON, baptised Wilhelmina Clasina
A daughter of Mr. Charles ADAMS, baptised Johanna Frances.
By the same, April 2:
A son of Mr. John Valentine CHAPMAN, baptised John.
A son of Mr. John MAUNDAR, baptised Daniel William Samuel.
By the same, April 7:
A son of Mr. Francis RENNIE, baptised James McGIBBON.
A son of Mr. John PETERS, baptised George Edward.
By the same, April 16:
A daughter of Mr. Jonathan WILSON, baptised Margaret Sophia.
A daughter of Mr. William MORRIS, baptised Fanny Maria.
A son of Mr. John SMITH, baptised Adolf Charles.
By the Rev John Quinn, April 18:
A son of Mr. Robert INGLESBY, baptised Joseph Storr.
By the Rev Robert A Currey MA, April 19:
A daughter of Mr. William PREBBLE, Engineer R.M.St. Natal, baptised Anne
A son of Mr. John GRIFFITHS, baptised Charles William.
By the Rev Edward Glover MA, April 21:
A daughter of the late Mr. James ALEXANDER, baptised Sarah Margaret.
A daughter of Mr. John Henry RICHTER, baptised Aletta Elizabeth Charlotte.
A son of Mr. William CURTIS, baptised Richard John.
March 21: William, son of Mr. William COLE, aged 16 months.
March 21: Sarah Agnes, daughter of Mr. George MILES, aged 8 months.
March 26: Mr. Stephen GLOVER, late baker on board the Lady Jocelyn Steam
Ship, aged 33 years.
April 5: Anny WILLIAMS, aged 22 years.
April 5: Thomas KAVANAGH, Seaman, aged 39 years.
April 12: Catherine WINDEBANK, aged 10 months.
April 18: Mrs. Rozina FORBES, wife of Mr. Thomas FORBES, aged 29 years.
April 20: Mr. William LORD, aged 30 years.
April 22: Mrs. Emma SAVAGE, wife of Mr. Samuel SAVAGE, aged 39 years.
April 23: Mr. Joseph BLOCKLEY, aged 33 years.
Saturday 29 April 1854
DIED at Wynberg last night, Agnes Annette, aged 2 months and 5 days, the
infant daughter of W.E. TR??BECK [name partially rubbed away] Esq of the
April 28th 1854.
In St.George's Cathedral in this City by the Rev Edward Glover MA, April 26:
A son of Mr. Benjamin DIXIE, baptised William Benjamin.
A son of Mr. James Solomon BROWN, baptised Edward William.
A daughter of Mr. George BARNES, baptised Elizabeth Mary.
April 26: Henry WILLIAMS, Seaman, aged 33 years.
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