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Subject: [ZA-IB] Extracts from the South African Commercial Advertiser - May1854
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 15:29:06 +0100
Transcribed from CO53/11 at the National Archives in Kew, London
Tuesday 2 May 1854
MARRIED on the 17th January 1854 at St.George's Church, Camberwell by the
Rev Christopher Brown MA, Incumbent of St.Mary's, Southwark, the Rev George
Mead GIBBS BA, Curate of the latter, to Elizabeth Jane TATLOCK, eldest
daughter of William Tree TATLOCK Esq of Peckham Lodge, Peckham, and niece of
Mr. G.B. HEWSON of this City.
Tuesday 9 May 1854
MARRIED on the 5th May 1854 in St.John's Church Wynberg by the Rev Mr
Thomas, Major H.A. SHUCKBURGH, of the Bengal Army, to Catherine Dorothy,
eldest daughter of Daniel J. CLOETE Esq, High Sheriff of the Colony.
DIED on the 13th February last in Luneberg, Hanover, Lieutenant-Colonel C.
SCHRADER, Brother-in-Law to Dr. J. WEHR.
In St.George's Cathedral in this City by the Rev Edward Glover MA, May 1:
Mr. Edmund SALMON to Miss Antoinette Alletta DIELMAN.
In St.George's Cathedral in this City by the Rev Edward Glover MA, May 7:
A daughter of Cholmeley MORRIS Esq, baptised Ellen.
A daughter of Mr. Andrew CUTTER, baptised Anna Christina.
In St.Andrew's Church by the Rev G Morgan, May 8:
A daughter of Mr. S. SERRURIER, baptised Frances Christina Magdalena.
Thursday 11 May 1854
In St.Andrew's Church by the Rev G Morgan, May 10:
Johan JOHANSON to Margaretha Henrietta RANDIESS
Saturday 13 May 1854
MARRIED by the Rev R Birt at the Mission Station 'Peelton', British
Kaffraria, Mr. J. ROSE INNES to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of the late James
F. FLEISCHER Esq.
11th April 1854
CHRISTENING at Zuurberg on the 2nd May by the Rev T. Paine, Somerset East,
Edward Gripper, son of Mr. W. COLEMAN.
DIED at Simon's Town on the 26th April, Esther Maria, beloved wife of Mr.
Hendrick Nicholas BRANEFELT, aged 36 years and 4 months, deeply regretted.
In St.George's Cathedral in this City by the Rev Robert A Currey MA, May 10:
A daughter of Mr. William Sutherland TAYLOR, baptised Emily Hannah Eleanor.
Tuesday 16 May 1854
In St.George's Cathedral in this City by the Rev Edward Glover MA, May 15:
Mr. Mark Anthony GLYNN to Miss Mary FRANKS.
Mr. Joseph GLOVER to Miss Geertruida Elizabeth BINKINS.
In the Evangelical Lutheran Church by the Rev J.M. Kloek Van Staveren VDM,
A daughter of Carel Dawet COSKY, baptised Aletha Johanna.
May 13: Wilhelm P. JANSEN, aged 65 years.
May 14: Mr. Edward BUTLER, aged 37 years.
May 15: James William WRIGHT, aged 19 years and 11 months.
Thursday 18 May 1854
DIED on Sunday morning, the 7th instant, at the Residence of Dr. DREYER in
George Town, aged 13 years 7 months and 11 days, Henrietta Elizabeth, only
daughter of William SOUTHEY Esq, District of Graaff-Reinet.
In the Martin's Lutheran Church by the Rev G.W. Stegmann VDM, May 14:
A daughter pf Philip Dominicus MORGENROOD Esq, baptised Louisa Maria
A son of Mr. Johan Fredrik George BROEKMANN, baptised Hendrik Johannes.
May 5: Mrs. Christina Justina RIGERT, wife of Carel Fredrik REINHARDT Esq,
aged 62 years.
Tuesday 23 May 1854
In St.George's Cathedral in the City by the Rev Edward Glover MA, May 22:
Mr. John STANLEY to Miss Johanna Elizabeth JANTZEN.
Mr. Marthinus JERFS to Miss Catharina M.W. KEET.
In St.George's Cathedral in this City by the Rev Robert A Currey MA, May 19:
A son of Mr. James Allan Ralph BULL, baptised James John.
In St.Andrew's Church by the Rev G. Morgan, May 22:
A daughter of Mr. John FORBES, baptised Mary Ann Catherine.
May 18: Harriet Isabella, daughter of Mr. Alfred CLUNEY, aged 9 months.
May 20: William, son of Mr. William SHANNON, aged 25 days.
Thursday 25 May 1854
BIRTH on the 21st May, Mrs. N. STENHOUSE of a son.
Saturday 27 May 1854
DIED at Rondebosch on Thursday morning, the 25th instant, Caroline, the
beloved wife of Mr. W. St.George ROGERS.
May 22 by Special Licence, Milt VAN SCHOOR to Anna Marthina MULLER.
May 23: John Slater ATKINS to Jane FAIRFIELD, widow of the late Richard
May 17: Mrs. Maria Hendrina RAUCH, widow of the late Mr. Johan MEYER, aged
May 25: Mrs. Caroline ROGERS, aged 29 years.
At the Paarl on the 16th inst, Mrs KNOOP, aged 28? years
At Fort Beaufort on the 14th inst, Mrs, J. DOLD, aged 93 years, wife of Mr.
Mathew DOLD, one of the original settlers of Wilson's party, Lower Albany.
At Graham's Town on the 7th inst, Mrs. Elizabeth HAYHURST, relict of the
late Francis BLACKBEARD, aged [number obscured in fold] years, one of the
British Settlers of 1820.
[age liable to be 60, according to Settler Handbook]
At Queen's Town on the 11th inst, Mr. Thomas WEBSTER Sen. "The deceased" the
Journal states "was one of the British Settlers of 1820 - and approved
himself to be one of the most enterprising men who came into this country at
that period. He has bequeathed to it a family of ten sons, several of whom
have stood foremost amongst the staunchest defenders of the Frontier. His
death was sudden and unexpected. Five days previous he was in the enjoyment
apparently of good health - but was attacked with an affection of the
bowels, producing inflammation which terminated fatally. He has left a
widow, a numerous family, and a large circle of friends to deplore his
death. His funeral was attended by the Civil Commissioner (acting as
Pall-bearer) and by a large number of inhabitants"
Tuesday 30 May 1854
BIRTH at Sea Point, Mrs. F.S. WATERMEYER of a daughter.
May 29th 1854.
(Eastern Province Herald)
Among the numerous towns and villages established within the last
five years, there is not one whose progress has been so rapid and surprising
as that of Queen's Town. It numbers about 150 houses, some very well built.
Somerset, although a much older place, cannot boast of many more houses -
its situation for trade could not be better. The town is laid out on the
Kommane River, and is bounded on the north by the Albert Division - south by
the Kat Berg - East by the Amatolas and Thomas River - and west by the
Cradock Division, cutting off some of the best parts of the latter division.
The farms in the districts of Cradock and Somerset, although good grazing
country, are not equal to the farms in the Queen's Town division for sheep
and agricultural purposes; a fact established by the number of sheep-farmers
flocking from these districts, especially from the Baviaan's River, one of
the best parts of the Somerset district - the pasturage is more like that of
the Sovereignty - the country between the Zuurberg and Golding's Farm, the
"Morning Star", the first farm in the Queen's Town division, is entirely a
Karoo Velt, very uninteresting and disagreeable to travel through. But,
immediately after leaving Golding's Farm, the country bears quite a
different aspect. It is very sweet and luxuriant grassy looking country,
interspersed with beautiful mimosa thorn which add very much to its beauty -
the grass in many parts, indeed nearly the whole of this division, stands
from 2 to 3 feet high, and looks at a short distance like a crop of waving
wheat, the country is not so cold as generally reported to be, it is much
better sheltered than the Albert district. The surrounding mountains and
high mimosa thorns afford capital shelter and pasturage to stock in winter.
There are now about 300 farms occupied by the best men from all parts of the
country, the BOWERs, BOWKERs, PRINGLEs, SCOTT, STEWART, BERTRAM, PULLEN, and
a great many others well-known in the late war being among the number. They
are mostly sheep-farmers, some few are likely to turn their attention
chiefly to agriculture. This is another respect in which the division is so
much superior to most other districts. Most of the farmers can irrigate to a
considerable extent, one farmer on the Univani last season from four buckets
of yellow Bengal corn realised 35 muids clean wheat, this is owing to the
fact of the crops not being liable to rust, in consequence of the frosts
which are occasionally experienced towards the fall of winter. The increase
is said to be very great in the sheep, but they are not liable to the
geelziekte, a disease which sweeps away hundreds in the Karoo veld. If we
may judge from the number of bales lying about the stores of the
shopkeepers, it appears to be brought in that market in considerable
quantities, the farmers having the advantage for getting up their wool in a
proper manner, as most fine farms are watered by rivers and strong permanent
streams. Some of these are particularly well adapted for washing sheep. This
division bids fair to become on of the principal wool growing districts in
the colony, as the farmers have very little to fear from the Native Tribes
on the border, the farms are divided in such a manner as to bring to
homesteads close together. So that in case of an outbreak some 60 or 70 men
could muster at any given point in any one of the respective
field-cornetcies within an hour, as the country is very open, the enemy
would find it very difficult to make away with sheep. There is no doubt that
the farmers owing to the Natives of the country, and the manner in which
they are located, will be able to protect their flocks. A grand muster is to
take place on the 24th, when it is expected that 1,000 efficient men will be
present, the exact strength is not at present ascertained, but it is quoted
when all the farms are occupied that at least 1,500 men capable of bearing
arms could be mustered together in a short time - the country is at present
in a very peaceable condition, and the most perfect good feeling existing
among all parties, everything appears to go on smoothly, with the exception
of an occasional dispute with the grantees and one of the Surveyors. A great
deal of praise is due to the Resident Magistrate, Mr. SHEAPSTONE, and the
Commandant of the Rural Police, Mr. GRIFFITHS. The division may well
congratulate itself in having two such men appointed to their division,
while the former was ever disposed to promote by his influence and
experience the interests of the division, the latter is to be found zealous
and alive in his duties. The Rural Police have been of infinite service to
this division, and it is hoped after the meeting of parliament that this
force will be considerably augmented.
In St.George's Cathedral in this City by the Rev Robert A Currey MA, May 28:
Christian VENTURA to Louisa LEROUX.
In St.Andrew's Church by the Rev G Morgan, May 29:
Peter WILSON to Martha WILLIAMS.
In St.George's Cathedral in this City by the Rev Edward Glover, May 24:
A daughter of Henry HEWITT Esquire, baptised Edith Constance.
A daughter of Edward HALL Esquire, baptised Maria.
By the same, May 26:
A son of Mr. Samuel AUBREY, baptised Claude Robert.
In St.Andrew's Church by the Rev G. Morgan, may 28:
A daughter of Mr. J. CAIRNCROSS, baptised Matilda Charlotte.
A daughter of Mr. J.M. HOETS, baptised Arabella Maria.
A daughter of Mr. J. MELVILLE, baptised Rachel Margaret.
May 22: Rosa THOMPSON, wife of William THOMPSON, Native of Africa, aged 22
May 23: Michael Angelo Camilleri, son of Mr. Thomas CLEMENTSON, aged 13
May 25: Mrs. Mary Ann GRIFFITHS, wife of Mr. James GRIFFITHS, aged 40 years.
May 25: Mrs. Caroline ROGERS, wife of Mr. William St.George ROGERS, aged 29
years and 4 months.
May 25: Johanna Maria Caroline, daughter of Mr. R.C. VAWSER, aged 3 months
and 9 days.
May 25: John BAMBERGER, aged 77 years.
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