South African Commercial Advertiser 1853 - 1 - January to March

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Saturday 1 January 1853

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City by the Rev M.A. Camilleri DD, Dec 25:
A son of Mr. William WILSON, baptised Thomas Alexander.
By the Very Rev W.A. Newman MA, Dean of Cape Town, Dec 27:
A daughter of Robert HARE Esq, baptised Elizabeth Rachel.
My the Rev M.A. Camilleri DD, Dec 28:
A daughter of Mr. Henry LONG, baptised Constantia.

DEATHS
Dec 23: Mr. John PEARCE, passenger per Clara Symes, aged 40 years.
Dec 25: Esther Derry, daughter of Mr. H. CHILD, aged 13 months.
Dec 26: Emma, daughter of Mr. Athony GUSTERSON, aged 9 years and 10 months.
Dec 27: Mrs. Jane Hannah GUSTERSON, wife of Mr. Anthony GUSTERSON, aged 38 years and 10 months.
Dec 29: Mrs. Isabella PRODGERS, aged 45 years.
Dec 29: Mrs. Harriet Martha AYRES, wife of Mr. Robert AYRES, aged 27 years.

Wednesday 5 January 1853

DIED on Saturday the 1st instant, Mr. Frederick S. GREEN, aged 27 years and 10 months.
Cape Town, Jan 3rd 1853.

MARRIAGES
In St.Andrew’s Church by the Rev G Morgan, Jan 4:
Mr. Francis DORRANTON to Miss Jane RICKMAN.
Mr. Wm. MURRAY to Miss J.S.A. RAVEN.

CHRISTENING
In St.Andrew’s Church by the Rev G Morgan, Jan 2:
A son of Mr. Jean SOUTRY, baptised John Joseph.

Saturday 8 January 1853

REMOVAL
Fred. WALDEK
Chronometer, Watch and Clockmaker, Gold and Silversmith
To No.31 Heerengracht (Adderley-street), corner house, opposite the Public Offices and entrance to Government Gardens
January 3rd 1853

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City by the Rev W.A. Newman MA, Dec 31:
A daughter of Mr. Edmund FORDRED, baptised Emma.
A son of Mr. John FAULKNER, baptised John Allack.
By the Rev John Quinn, Jan 5:
A son of Mr. James STONE, baptised John.

DEATHS
Dec 30: Mrs. Sarah RUFFE, relict of William RUFFE Esq, aged 63 years.
Dec 30: Charles Humfreys, son of Mr. Samuel MOORE, aged 2 years and 9 months.
Jan 1 1853: Mr. George FELTON, aged 22 years.
Jan 2: Mrs. Elizabeth SCHIKKERLING, aged 60 years.
Jan 3: William Halock, son of Mr. William OWEN, aged 9 months.

Wednesday 12 January 1853

(Communicated)
HIGHWAY ROBBERY AND ATTEMPT AT MURDER
On Tuesday evening the 28th December, at about 8 o’clock pm, as Mr. DRURY of Uitenhage was travelling along the high road, at about two hours on horseback (12 miles) beyond Salt Pan’s Neck, a shot was suddenly fired from the bush, which killed his pack-horse. Mr. DRURY seeing two men near the road-side immediately fired, and has reason to believe must have wounded one of the marauders. His horse then started off the road to a distance of about fifteen yards, when another miscreant suddenly appeared on his right hand, close by his horse’s side, who fired at him. The ball fortunately missed his body, but struck him in his bridle arm, about six inches above the wrist, passing quite through the arm. Mr. DRURY finding himself disabled, and being perfectly alone, put spurs to his horse and rode at speed for about quarter of an hour, when he halted, being almost exhausted from lack of blood. He then dismounted, reloaded his gun, and contrived to bandage his wound sufficiently to enable him to reach the nearest farm without further accident. The saddle bags on the horse which was killed contained, unfortunately, £500 in gold, for the recovery of which Mr. DRURY has offered a reward of £100.
Port Elizabeth Telegraph.

MARRIAGES
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City by the Rev W.A. Newman MA, Dean of Cape Town, Jan 4:
Mr. Robert BRIDGES to Miss Elizabeth Frances COUSINS.
[By Special Licence] By the Rev S.P. Heyns DD, Dec 24:
Mr. Johannes Henricus ENALIN C.son to Miss Elizabeth Paulina Jacoba DE JONGH.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City by the Rev W.A. Newman MA, Dean of cape Town, Jan 7:
A daughter of Mr. Henry McDONNALL, baptised Ann Elizabeth.
By the Rev M.A. Camilleri DD, Jan 8:
A daughter of Mr. Francis ARMSTRONG, baptised Mary Wilhelmina.
In the New Dutch Reformed Church by the Rev S.P. Heyns DD, Dec 19:
Three aged persons, baptised Samuel DE KOCK, Catharina Sophia MATHEYSE, Salima DANIELS.

DEATHS
Dec 18: An infant child of Mr. Dirk VAN REENEN.
Dec 20: Mrs. Christina Petronella VOLSTEEDT, widow of Mr. Cornelis MOSTERT, aged 81 years and 3 months.
Dec 25: Mr. Lodewyk Francis VAN DRIEL, aged 34 years and 7 months.
Jan 6: Hetty, daughter of Mr. William FELL, aged 1 month.
Jan 6: Joseph GORDON, seaman, late of the barque Malcolm, aged 19 years.
Jan 8: Mr. Henry BRANKIN, aged 26 years.

Saturday 15 January 1853

BIRTH, the wife of Michael PREUSS of a son
January 9th 1853

DIED on Thursday the 13th instant, after a protracted and painful illness, deeply regretted by her Family and Friends, Mrs. Anna Elizabeth JURGENS, widow of the late Hendrik Daniel VOS, at the age of 64 years and 4 months.

DEATHS
Jan 9: Mr. Isaac SHANNON, aged 26 years.
Jan 9: John Faithful, son of Mr. John Fortescue SCOTT, aged 14 months.
Jan 11: Sarah Jane, daughter of Mr. Daniel LOGDER, aged 15 months.

Wednesday 19 January 1853

CHRISTENING
In the New Dutch Reformed Church by the Rev D. VAN DER HOFF VDM, Jan 16:
A daughter of Mr. Daniel Johannes HOFFMEYER, baptised Margaretha Maria Johanna.

Saturday 22 January 1853

DIED at Cape Town, Buitenkant, on the 12th January 1853, Mrs. Sophia Wilhelmina Constancia BERGH, widow of the late Thomas Charles CADOGAN Esq, aged 70 years.
Cape Town, January 1853.

DIED on the 18th instant, Mr. James CAIRNCROSS, in his 59th year.
Cape Town, 20th Dec 1853.

Wednesday 26 January 1853

DIED on the 22nd instant, after a few days’ illness, Catherine LOMBAARD, the beloved wife of Mr. Thomas HUDSON, aged 33 years.

MARRIAGES
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City, by the Rev John Quinn, Officiating Minister, Jan 17:
Mr. William Sutherland TAYLOR to Miss Hannah ANSON.
Mr. John Fletcher MARTIN to Miss Phoebe FAULKNER.
By the Rev W.A. Newman MA, Dean of Cape Town, Jan 18, [By Special Licence]:
John HARRIS Esq to Mrs. Mary YATES.
In St.Andrew’s Church by the Rev G Morgan, Tuesday 18th January:
Mr Thomas Tennant HEAT(L)IE? to Miss Eliza Ann BEATON.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City, by the Rev John Quinn, Officiating Minister, Jan 14:
Two daughters of William HOMEWOOD Esq, baptised Charlotte Wootton and Catherine Redelinghuis.
Two sons of Mr. William COLE, baptised Christian John, and William.
In the New Dutch Reformed Church by the Rev A Faure BD, on Sunday the 23rd January:
A daughter of Mr. Jacob Meyer DE KOCK, baptised Anna Elizabeth Jurgens.

DEATHS
Jan 13: Mary Jane, daughter of Mr. John WHITE, aged 6 months and 23 days.
Jan 13: Mr. Charles ROBINSON. Passenger per the Athlone, aged 31 years.
Jan 13: Harriet Jane, daughter of Mr. William BURROWS, aged 12 months and 3 days.
Jan 14: Mr. Henry KITCHEN, aged 38 years.
Jan 15: Jessie Oliver, daughter of Henry SHERMAN Esq, aged 5 months and 7 days.
Jan 16: Mrs. Elizabeth YOUNG, wife of Mr. Edward YOUNG, aged 31 years.
Jan 20: Mr. Johannes VAN DER HOEVEN, aged 42 years 5 months and 10 days.

Saturday 29 January 1853

DIED on the 16th instant, Jane Lillias, daughter of Mr. Jas. MELVILLE, aged 7 months.
26th January 1853.

DIED on Tuesday the 18th January inst, aged 18 months, Susanna Dina, only child of Mr. L. MARQUARD, at his Residence, Cape Town.

DIED at Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, on 24th January 1853, John H. ALLISON Esq, Deputy Assistant Commissary General, aged 32 years.

BATHURST
Jan 19
On Sunday the 16th instant, finding that my cattle did not come up at kraaling time, I suspected something was wrong. I accordingly started off with two others in search of them, and found the whole flock, amounting to about 90 head, had been driven off by about 9 or 10 Kafirs. The herd (a Fingo) was also missing. Mr. S. TARR, to whom about 30 head of the stolen cattle belonged, immediately rode off to Mandy’s Police Station to report, and with a few of the Police forelayed at Faku’s road but without success. Next morning having mustered a good party we started in pursuit at daybreak, following the spoor from Lushington Valley close past the Police Station at Waay Plaats, where we were joined by a party of the Police, and down into the dense bush in the Kooms where we overtook the rascals with the whole of the cattle. We immediately opened fire on them, severely wounding two of them and recaptured the whole of the cattle, minus one – we also took one gun and a bundle of assegais. There is every reason to believ that the herd was drowned in a large pool of water in Lushington Valley when the cattle were taken, as his spoor was traced to the water’s edge. I beg to offer my sincere thanks to J.H.B. WIENAND Esq, Resident Magistrate, Lieuts. SURMON and MANDY and all the Burghers who accompanied me for the readiness with which they turned out to assist in the pursuit.
John BRENT.

MARRIAGES
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City, by the Rev John Quinn, Officiating Minister, Jan 21:
Mr. James Donaldson TARBUTT to Miss Dorothea Cornelia Clara JEPHTA.
Jan 25 by the same:
Mr. George Thorne St.Vincent RICKETTS to Miss Eliza Columbine JESSUP.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City, by the Very Rev W.A. Newman MA, Dean of Cape Town, Jan 19:
A son of Mr. Thomas James DENNIS, baptised Edward Thomas.
A son of Mr. William LEETZ, baptised Richard Charles.
By the Rev John Quinn, Jan 21:
A daughter of Mr. Isaac George J. CRUYWAGEN, baptised Johanna Susanna Dorothea.
By the Very Rev W.A. Newman MA, Jan 23:
A son of Mr. Henry Augustus PAINE, baptised John Menelaws.
A daughter of Mr. William ARMSTRONG, baptised Mary Jane.
On the same day by the Rev M.A. Camilleri DD:
A daughter of Mr. Laurence GRAY, baptised Lizzie Webber Jane.

DEATHS
Jan 18: Henry, son of Mr. William COLE, aged 2 months and 17 days.
Jan 19: Martha Anne, daughter of Mr. Robert ATMORE, aged 13 months.
Jan 24: John Hiram ALLISON Esq, Deputy Assistant Commissary General.
Jan 24: Jonas, son of Mr. John SHEKELTON, aged 14 months.
Jan 24: Samuel HARRIS, Seaman, late of the Henry Wally, aged 23 years.

Wednesday 2 February 1853

It pleased the Almighty in his wise Providence to take out of this world Mr. J. BARTIE, a native of Perth, aged 63 years, about 35 years a resident in this colony.

DIED at Aliwal (Mossel Bay), Cape of Good Hope, of Catalepsy, Caroline Mary, beloved and affectionate wife of Dr. CORNUEL, in her 39th year.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City by the Very Rev W.A. Newman MA, Dean of Cape Town, Jan 26:
A daughter of Captain Thomas William HERBERT, Master Mariner, baptised Johanna Catharine De Moldrup.
Jan 28 by the same:
A daughter of Mr. Charles DOVEY, baptised Amelia Louisa.
A daughter of Mr. Richard MACARTHY, baptised Catherine Maria.
In the New Dutch Reformed Church by the Rv J Spyker VDM, Jan 30:
A son of Mr. Cornelis CRUYWAGEN C.son, baptised Cornelis.

DEATH
Jan 22: Sofried Wilhelm, son of Mr. August C. KOCK, aged 13 years and 3 months.

Saturday 5 February 1853

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City by the Very Rev W.A. Newman MA, Dean of Cape Town, Feb2:
A daughter of Mr. Charles Henry WOLFE, baptised Charlotte Alicia Burleigh.
A son of Mr. Benjamin DIXIE, baptised Joseph Frederick.
A son of Mr. John PARKINS, baptised Henry George.
A daughter of Mr. Daniel LAMOURY, baptised Catherine Frederica.

DEATHS
Jan 30: Mrs. Mary GEE, wife of William GEE Esq, aged 29 years.
Feb 1: William Caldwell Faure, son of Major Henry ASTON H.C.S., aged 17 months.
Mrs. Elizabeth SMITH, wife of Mr. John SMITH, aged 40 years.

Wednesday 9 February 1853

CHRISTENINGS
In the New Dutch Reformed Church by the Rev A Faure BD, Feb 6:
A daughter of Mr. Hendrik Johan RUSSOUW, baptised Cornelia Johanna Magdalena.
A son of the late Mr. Frederick Simon GREEN, baptised Frederick Simon.
In the Martin’s Lutheran Church by the Rev G.W. Stegmann VDM, Feb 6:
A daughter of Mr. Albertus STEGMANN, baptised Sarah Susanna.

DEATHS
Dec 11: Alida Hendrica Wilhelmina, daughter of Mr. Johan Coenraad LONDT, aged 9 months.
Dec 29: Frans Jacobus, son of Mr. Frans Lodewyk HEYDINRYCH, aged 5 months and 11 days.
Jan 2: Mr. Berhardus Fredrik MANEVELD, aged 41 years 4 months and 19 days.
Jan 21: Henry, son of Mr. Wilhelm COLE, aged 5 months.
Feb 6: Mrs. Catherine SMUTS, wife of Mr. Jan Alexander DICK, aged 23 years 8 months and 2 days.
Feb 6: Willem Fredrik, son of Jurgen Jacobus VAN WINKEL, aged 1 year 2 months and 4 days.

Saturday 12 February 1853

DIED at Groote Post on the 3rd instant, after a short illness of three days, our beloved and youngest son Phillippus Albertus, born on 7th May 1851, of which melancholy bereavement Relatives and Friends are hereby made acquainted.
Fred. DUCKETT
H.J. DUCKETT, born VERSVELD.

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City by the Rev John Quinn, Officiating Minister, Feb 8:
Mr. James Charles BENJAMIN to Miss Francina Maria AUGUST

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City by the Rev John Quinn, Officiating Minister, Feb 6:
A daughter of Mr. George Robert MITCHELL, baptised Sophia.

DEATH
Feb 6: Mrs. Susanna ROBERTS, wife of Captain Thomas ROBERTS, Master Mariner, aged 38 years.

Wednesday 16 February 1853

DIED on the 12th day of February 1853, at his Residence No.5 Buitengracht, Charles TENNANT Esq, in his 40th year, deeply regretted.

DIED at Cape Town en route from Australia to England on the 13th inst, Mr. Wm. SUTTON, second son of Mr. Thomas SUTTON of Sandwich, Kent, in his 21st year.
Cape Town, 15th Feb 1853.

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City by the Rev John Quinn, Officiating Minister, Feb 14:
Mr. John F.B. HEERRENGER to Miss Wilhelmina Susanna LAWRENCE.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City by the Rev John Quinn, Officiating Minister, Feb 11:
A daughter of Captain William BAWDEN, Master Mariner, baptised Anne Charlotte.
A daughter of Mr. Benjamin BAKER, baptised Margaret.
A son of Mr. Edward William WOOLWARD, baptised Coenraad.
Feb 14 by the same:
A son of Mr. John MEAKER, baptised John James.
In the New Dutch Reformed Church by the Rev S.P. Heyns DD, Feb 13:
A son of Mr. Garrit BUYSKES, baptised Garrit.
A son of Mr. Willem Godfriet COMBRINK, baptised Willem Godfriet.

DEATHS
Feb 9: John Smart, son of Mr. George FEATHER, aged 1 year and 7 months.
Feb 10: Mr. David THOMAS, aged 55 years.
Feb 12: Charles TENNANT Esq, aged 40 years.
Feb 13: William SUTTON Esq, passenger by the Francis Henty, aged 21 years.
Feb 13: Mr. Stephen MALLARD, aged 33 years.
Feb 13: Mr. Anthony MARCHAND, aged 33 years.
Feb 13: Mrs. Emma Horatia HOLMES, wife of Mr. William Leonard HOLMES, aged 47 years.

Saturday 26 February 1853

MARRIAGES
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City by the Rev M.A. Camilleri DD, Officiating Minister, Feb 22:
Mr. George HARRIS to Miss Sarah Rebecca DANIELS
By the Rev John Quinn, Officiating Minister, Feb 23:
Mr. William ANDERSON to Miss Ada Jane HUBBARD.
In the Dutch Reformed Church on Tuesday the 22nd Feb by the Rev J Spyker VDM:
Mr. Coenraad Hendrik LUYT to Miss Martha Johanna Gorindina COURLOIS.

CHRISTENINGS
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City by the Rev John Quinn, Officiating Minister, Feb 23:
A son of Mr. James CONROY, baptised Michael James.
In the Martin’s Lutheran Church by the Rev G.W. Stegmann VDM, Feb 21:
A son of Mr. Philip Dominicus MORGENROOD, baptised William George.

Wednesday 2 March 1853

CHRISTENING
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City on Friday the 25th February 1853 by the Very Rev W.A. Newman MA, Dean of Cape Town and Senior Chaplain:
A son of Captain James Ramsay CAITHNESS, baptised Charles Chance.

DEATHS
Feb 23: Mr. Joseph Edgecumbe STIDWORTHY, native of Totness, Devonshire, aged 64 years.
Feb 23: Maria, daughter of Mr. Anthony GUSTERSON, aged 5 months.
Feb 24: William Joseph Daniel, son of Mr. Wm.J. Perry GRIGGS, aged 1 year and 3 months.

Saturday 5 March 1853

DIED at her Residence, Somerset Road, Cape Town, on the 1st March 1853, Anna F.B., widow of the late D. BAIN, aged 43 years and 9 months, deeply lamented by her family and friends.

MARRIAGE
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City by the Rev George Frederick Childe MA, Officiating Minister, Feb 28:
Mr. Gerrit FRIESLAAR to Miss Helena Johanna VALENTINE.

CHRISTENING
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City by the Very Rev W.A. Newman MA, Dean of Cape Town, March 2:
A daughter of Mr. John Joshua MANCE, baptised Charlotte Elizabeth.

DEATHS
Feb 25: On board the Hambro ship Java, Mrs. Charity BARBER, wife of Mr. William BARBER, aged 36 years.
Feb 27: John Alexander BENGE, aged 6 months and 2 weeks.
March 2: Sidney Charles, son of Mr. Robert Thomas SANDERSON, aged 6 weeks.

Wednesday 9 March 1853

CHRISTENING
In the New Dutch Reformed Church by the Rev D. Van der Hoff VDM, February 27:
A son of Mr. Marthinus Hermanus Adriaan BEYLEVELD, baptised Marthinus Hermanus Adriaan.

DEATHS
Feb 16: Johannes Bartholomeus Pfaff, son of Johannes Lourens Jacobus COLLEN, aged 10 months.
Feb 16: Pieter, son of Ragel MEY, aged 1 year and 3 days.

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Wednesday 30 March 1853

(Port Elizabeth Telegraph)
Two other cases of sudden death in Port Elizabeth have struck the community with awe, and have brought home to the hearts and understandings of the people the conviction of the uncertainty and brevity of human life. In the first instance, that of Mr. Samuel ONIONS, we find a young man in the prime of life and universally esteemed by the inhabitants, suddenly struck down by the invisible foe. Some forty-eight hours sufficed for the work of death to be accomplished. Mr. ONIONS was a young man, we verily believe, without an enemy – of the most kind and courtly disposition, and prospering greatly in the management of one of the largest retail businesses in the town. An attack, said to be of dysentery, suddenly, an in a few hours, removed this useful member of society from our midst at the early age of 33 years, leaving many to mourn his loss. His remains were accompanied to their last resting place in this world on Tuesday last.
In the second instance a young man named Thomas LOVETT, in the employ of Mr. REYNOLDS of Port Elizabeth, retired to rest, leaving orders to be called early in the morning to accompany a friend on an excursion to the country. When at six o’clock the next morning a young man proceeded to call him he was found dead in his bed. We record these instances of sudden death from no desire to parade the matters before the public, but merely in fulfilment of the duty we owe to society to record these solemn warnings of the uncertainty of human life, and of the necessity of being prepared for that final (earthly) change of death which comes as suddenly and unexpectedly on the youthful as on the aged, and knows no distinction in rank or station.

MARRIAGES
In St.George’s Cathedral in this City on Thursday the 24th March by the Rev John Quinn, Officiating Minister:
Mr. William SOMERFIELD to Miss Dorothea Wilhelmina PETERSON.
In St.Andrew’s Church by the Rev G Morgan, March 29:
William WATT (Royal Artillery) to Mary HEWLETT.

CHRISTENINGS
In the New Dutch Reformed Church by the Rev J Spyker VDM, March 25:
A son of Mr. Michiel Hendrik COETZEE, baptised Andries Bernardus.
In St.Andrew’s Church by the Rev G Morgan, March 20:
A daughter of James CORMICK, baptised Sophia Agnes.
March 24: A daughter of William CRAIES Esq, passenger of board the Adelaide, baptised Frances Eliza Adelaide.

DEATHS
March 25: An infant son of Jan Willem STEENSMAA.
March 26: Mr. John McINTYRE, passenger from Australia by the Great Britain, aged 27 years.