Cape and Natal News 1862 1 January - June
02 January 1862
The following passengers have engaged berths by the Dane which leaves on the 5th inst. :-
The Dane takes out £ 10,000 in silver on account of the Colonial Government
In politics there is little of moment to record. Peace happily reigns throughout the whole of the South African colonies, and though revolutionary measures are continued with reference to tribes on the frontier, these, on the whole, continue peaceful.
MEDICAL APPOINTMENT – Her Majesty's Emigration Commissioners have appointed Mr. William Domett STONE, M.R.C.S.E., L.S.A. surgeon superintendent of the ship John Vanner, which is expected shortly to sail from Southampton with emigrants for Table Bay.
The Cape Town and Wellington Company's engineers expected to have twenty-five miles of the line open for traffic by the 1st February.
The gale reported as blowing in Simon's Bay, had been extremely severe at the Cape, and had occasioned several disasters.
During the past fortnight, a Commission appointed by the Government, at the request of the House of Assembly, had been engaged with an inquiry into the state and fitness of the Lunatic Asylum, Leper Hospital and General Infirmary on Robben Island.
Mrs. LIVINGSTONE, the doctor's wife, Miss. McKENZIE, the bishop's sister and several other ladies – two additional missionaries, the Revs. Messrs. BURRUP and HAWKINS – the Rev. J. STEWART, of the Free Church of Scotland, had left Cape Town for Natal, thence to proceed to join the missionaries and explorers by a Glasgow barque, the Ethen Ellen, which was bound direct for the Zambesi. Mr. RAE, the engineer of the Livingstone expedition was going up in charge of the new pet steamer, the Lady Nyassa.
A patent ice manufactory had commenced operation at Cape Town, it was opened with great éclat and a grand banquet at which Lieut.-Gen. WYNYARD was present.
TENDERS FOR CONVEYANCE OF FRONTIER MAILS – The Postmaster General has accepted tenders for the conveyance of mails between Graham's Town and Cradock, via Bedford, in 16 hours, twice a week each way, for £ 1,600 per annum.
Between Somerset East and Graaff-Reinet, in 12 hours, twice a week each way for £ 810 per annum
Between Somerset East and Bedford, in 5 hours, twice a week each way for £ 370 per annum.
CAPE WINES – A lot of prize wine shipped to England some time since by the Messrs. HAUPT, wine merchants, Plein Street, and re-purchased for the Cape market, had arrived in Table Bay.
BANKRUPTCY COURT – The insolvent estate of John TRENT, of Cape Town, carpenter, placed under sequestration, has been received at the Master's office ;- liabilities, £ 1,018. 17s. 5d. : assets
£ 940. 11s. 3d. : deficiency, £ 78. 6s. 2d.
The Fort Beaufort branch of the League had been dissolved, and unless something turned up before long to impact fresh vigour into the movement, others would follow its example
A gale at Mossel Bay swept right over the jetty, carrying away a large portion of the end of the stone work, so as to disconnect it with the piles.
THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER – This day was kept up in Port Elizabeth with the usual merriment. In the evening there were no end of effigies carried around, and the streets were in a complete state of uproar by the firing of squibs, crackers, and fireworks of every description.
MINERAL SPRINGS – A movement is agitated at Aliwal North to put to practical use the mineral springs which exist in that district. Many persons, afflicted with various complaints, have from time to time had access to these springs, and in many if not all cases they have either been wholly or partially restored.
THE EASTERN PROVINCE MAGAZINE – Port Elizabeth : James KEMSLEY. We have received three numbers of this interesting and talented magazine. It contains, among other various and special features, sketches of the recent African explorations, colonial incidents, colonial characters.
The ironwork for the bridge across the Fish River at Espag's was being landed at Algoa Bay.
Her Majesty has been pleased to appoint William James Dunbar MOODIE, to be resident magistrate of Klip River District, in the colony of Natal, and Frederick Simon BERNING, to be Registrar of Deeds and Distributor of Stamps for the colony of Natal.
FISH AND GAME.—Additional attention is being paid to the fisheries. Fish are in great abundance, and a great variety of species swarm along the coast. The rocks along the coast are covered with different
varieties of: shell fruit. Oysters are more delicious, esculent and plentiful Game abounds in this, as in every other part of the colony. Among the different varieties found in this division, the bush buck is worthy of remark from its great size and fine flavour.
The gale which commenced shortly after the departure of the last steamer had been most disastrous at the port of East London, where two vessels sank at their anchors with all hands on board, not leaving one to tell of their mournful end. The unfortunate vessels are the Shrimp and the Elizabeth Mary. The swell is represented as having been terrific. There were on board of the Shrimp at the time of the disaster some five or six hands with the captain (Madgwick), and some six or eight, we believe on board the Elizabeth Mary.
15 January 1862
The opening up of Madagascar to commerce and trade had excited the attention of the Cape Town merchants.
RAILWAY ACCIDENTS – Although the Cape Town and Wellington Railway had not been opened for regular traffic, the colonial public were being made as painfully familiar with railway accidents as English travelers themselves. There had been various collisions, and something like half a dozen fatal accidents. Since the establishment of the railway, two months ago, there was a collision with a laden wagon, two days later, came another collision with a bullock train. The past month there has been a third catastrophe of a more melancholy character. By so simple an obstruction as a straying mule, a train of trucks was driven off the rails and one man was killed on the spot, while three or four more were maimed or seriously injured.
VALUE OF LANDED PROPERTY – As a late instance of the remarkable improvement and increase in value which can be effected by enterprising proprietors we have only to point to a late sale of the Albion estate. This property was bought by Mr. Alexander VAN BREDA in 1850 for £ 3,000, and sold for
£ 4,861, a portion of the original estate having been sold apart previously for £ 700, in all £ 5,561, nearly twice the price paid for it only ten years ago.
A tiger was sold at Port Elizabeth for £ 3. 17s. 6d.
Mr. R. ARCHIBALD, the town engineer, is engaged on a large plan of Port Elizabeth
Mr. CHIAPPINI had succeeded in making arrangements with the Government for the construction of an electric telegraph between Durban and the capital, Pietermaritzburg, it would soon be in operation, and would be a great boon to the colony where macadamized roads are so little known.
The foundation stone of a grammar school which is to be open to all classes of the community of British Kaffraria, had been laid in King William's Town.
The Rev. H. KITTON had been appointed Archdeacon of the province.
ORANGE FREE STATE
Farms to a very large extent had been recently purchased. A frontier police force was about to be established. Boundaries in the direction of the native territory along the Wynberg and Harrismith were about to be more clearly defined. A border magistracy would shortly be set up.
28 January 1862
The Union Company's Cape Royal Mail steamer Athens arrived at Plymouth on the afternoon of the 25th instant, above five days within the contract time with dates from Table Bay Dec. 22nd, St. Helena, Dec. 31st and from Ascension on the 4th instant. The following is a list of her passengers:-
The steamer appointed to leave Plymouth on the 6th prox. is the Norman, Capt. Davie, The following are passengers booked up to the present date :-
Captain Cockburn, R.N.
The Hon. Harry RIVERS, Treasurer-General, died on the 6th December, in the 77th year of his age, having served 43 years in the civil service of the colony, 19 years as Treasurer-General.
Heavy importations would be needed to supply requirements of bread stuffs, the wheat harvest not being expected to turn out as well as had been expected, the severe drought having prevented the full development of the grain.
ALIWAL (NORTH) – Mr. BURNET, a magistrate, had been distributing to the field-cornets in this district some cotton seed which has recently been forwarded to him.
PREMIUM ON LONDON WOOL PRICES :- Mr. O'SHEA, of Port Elizabeth has been declared on the spot to be "a brick." He offers £ 50 to be distributed among parties whose wool he may purchase before the 31st July next. This sum is to be divided into four - £ 25, £ 15, £ 7. 10s., and £ 2. 10s. The first is for the best ten bales fine fleece washed of one clip, realizing the highest price in the London market, the second for the best seven bales, the third for the best three bales, and the fourth for the best two bales. Mr. O'SHEA is doing single handed more than many of our agricultural societies are effecting.
THE MAYOR OF PORT ELIZABETH ; - William SMITH, has been re-elected as the Mayor of Port Elizabeth for the ensuing year.
THE KOWIE OPENED – On the 11th Dec. the steamer Volunteer anchored opposite the entrance of the harbour. The pilot, Mr. J. JOHNSON, boarded her some miles to the westward. The captain presently came on shore sounding the bar and the entrance as he came in. On landing he expressed himself highly satisfied and surprised with the depth of water on the bar and the capabilities of the place. The steamer not being in trim, it was decided not to bring her in until the next day. On that day, during a heavy south-east wind, with a neaptide of only 1foot 11 inches rise, the signal was given to raise the anchor and come in. In less than half an hour the gallant little vessel crossed the bar without touching and entered the harbour, firing her guns as she came in. The next day the captain invited all spectators (a large party) to a substantial tiffin. The toasts were drunk in bumpers of champagne, and amidst the toasts success to Port Alfred was not forgotten.
15 February 1862
A DUTCH NEWSPAPER – A newspaper is to be started at Cape Town, designedly for the benefit of the Dutch speaking population. If once the Boer population can be induced to read the public newspapers, then, and not till then, may we hope to see them rise. The Cape Town paper is intended to be somewhat like that of the contemplated South African Wesleyan, and is to be called De Volks-vriend, - the people's friend.
A Maritzburg paper contains an analysis, by Mr. CROWDER, the chemist, of a mineral specimen Mr. JACKSON has brought from the Drakensberg, which he pronounces pure gold, the specimen was on view.
15 March 1862
Passengers Per Evangeline
A NARROW ESCAPE.—On Thursday, the captain of the Merrie England and his boat's crew narrowly escaped being blown out to sea. He left his ship in a four-oared gig to visit the widow of Captain McWha, of the Sillery, He succeeded in getting safely on board that vessel, but on leaving her to return the south-easter blew with such violence that it was found to be impossible to make the least headway against the gale. Consequently, all efforts were directed to getting on shore. The men tugged at their oars most strenuously, but it was only after ten hours' incessant labour that they succeeded at one o'clock in the morning in making the land opposite the residence of Mr. W. J. ANDERSON, of the firm of Anderson, Saxon, and Co., at the extremity of Green Point, The beach at that spot is exceedingly dangerous from the multitude of great rooks lying scattered about, over which the sea breaks with great violence. But at length all dangers were safely weathered, and the warm hospitality of Mr. Anderson soon restored Captain Kelly and his crew, all of whom were nearly exhausted by their long and terrible struggle with the adverse elements.
LAW OF MARRIAGE :- A case had been decided by the Supreme involving a most important principle affecting the law of marriage, circumstances of it were, briefly these. Some thirteen years ago, a Mr. and Mrs. BLATCHFORD arrived in the colony as emigrants and penniless, By dint of honest industry, in which the wife had her full share, they prospered and accumulated money to the extent of £6,000. A few months ago, Mr. BLATCHFORD died bequeathing to his wife an annuity of £100 for life, and right of testamentary disposition at death over £l, 500. The remainder he left to an illegitimate son who had been adopted into the family with Mrs. Blatchford's consent. To this arrangement the wife demurred, and maintained that, the property having been acquired in the colony, the colonial law of community should govern its disposal, and she accordingly instituted an action against the executors of Blatchford for one half of the whole realised estate. The defendants, on the other hand maintained that the spouses having been married in England, the law of the matrimonial domicile must operate, for the whole duration of the matrimonial contract, and that therefore it was quite competent for the deceased to will his property in any way permitted by the English, law. The point of the decision of Judges Bell and Watermeyer was that the law of the domicile, where the marriage is contracted governs the contract and the disposal of property in connection with it ever after. Spouses married in England and emigrating afterwards to the colony must therefore be supposed to carry the English law of marriage along with them. But what becomes of the converse case? By parity of reasoning, and if the colonial judges are right, spouses marrying in the colony and returning, to England still retain the colonial "community." There have been some who, in their old age, have gone to England expressly to evade the colonial law. To them, the decision now pronounced, cannot fail to be of the deepest interest, and all the more so as it only raises the question for them without definitely determining it. The only means for settling it finally would be by appealing the present case to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. But of that, we believe there is no probability whatever.
MORMON PREACHERS AT THE CAPE. —Four preachers had arrived from Utah, with a view of promulgating Mormon doctrines, and winning over converts to the Mormon faith. Two of them were natives of Graham's Town, who had been dwellers in Utah, and who had returned to convert the colonial-born. Their names were John TALBOT and Henry DICKSON. A Hollander named Martin ZYDERLARM, also from the Lake, was to preach in Dutch, and convert the Dutch population. William FOTHERINGAM, a Scotchman born, but now, like the other three, a Mormon preacher and a citizen of the United States, and direct from Utah, was the leader.
THE UNION BANK DEFRAUDER— The convict ship Lincelles, having PULLINGER, of the Union Bank notoriety, and David HUGHES, the bankrupt solicitor, among her passengers, had touched at the Cape. PULLINGER had been dangerously ill for some days, and there was little hope of his recovery.
It is said that the small-pox has made its appearance in the Phillippolis district;
The first number of the South African Wesleyan was issued on the 16th.of January.
The Robben Island Commission continued their visits to the Asylum.
The Prince of Wales steamer took a number of passengers for Sydney.
The Shipping Gazette, Cape Town, has ceased to exist.
UNION BANK : The election of a director for this bank had terminated in favour of Mr. C.J.M. VOS.
THEATRICALS.—After a very successful season, comprising sixteen nights' performances, Mr. PARRY and his excellent corps dramatique had left Port Elizabeth to renew their acquaintance with the Cape Town public.
DEATH OF A "SETTLER" OF 1820 – Mr. Joseph STANTON, sen, for many years the field-cornet of the district of Albany, died on December 4th. The deceased, who was in the 85th year of his age, was one of the original settlers of 1820, and has resided in Grahamstown, for a very long period. He was the father of Mr. William STANTON, one of the members of the House of Assembly for Fort Beaufort.
THE BREAKWATER.—Mr. Arnold Taylor, the energetic and spirited agent and manager to the contractors for the Breakwater, has rapidly transformed the original shape of the land by cutting away hillocks of sand, and filling up in other places ; whilst both on the back beach and at the Bluff several hundred feet of huge timber framework, jutting out seaward, shows that the Breakwater is being carried on in earnest
COFFEE PLANTATIONS.—The coffee plantations of Mr. R. Kennedy, just laid out, are described in the journals as extremely interesting; he certainly deserves every success for his endeavour to bring the coffee plant to perfection in the colony.
POTTERY.—Notwithstanding the infancy, of the Colony, it is join ahead in the way of manufacture, and can now boast of the establishment of an excellent pottery at Stutterheim, conducted by Mr. Holm, who has succeeded in producing some beautiful ware from the native clay which abounds in the neighbourhood.
ARRIVAL OF THE FIRST JUDGE ; - Mr. J.C. FITZPATRICK, the first Judge of British Kaffraria, with his lady, arrived in King Williamstown, Nov. 17.
ORANGE FREE STATE
The Friend of the 15th December, details the murder of Paul Venter, in the Wittebergen.
Old Piek (who ever he was) had died at the respectable age of 105 years
01 April 1862
ACCIDENT TO THE PORT CAPTAIN AT TABLE BAY.—An accident of a serious nature occurred to the Port Captain of Table Bay (Mr.JAMISON), on the 25th ult. In stepping from his boat to climb the side of the Cossack, his foot got jammed, and the medical men recommended that the limb be amputated.
NAVAL DEPARTMENT :- Captain COCKBURN had been appointed to the office of Agent Victualler in the Naval Department, Simonstown, in the place of Captain DREW, about leaving for England.
PORT ELIZABETH HARBOUR WORKS :- These progress satisfactorily under the superintendence of Mr. WARREN. In his last report, Mr. Warren says – During the past week, nine hundred and twenty tons of stone have been deposited in the sea, at the Breakwater works, also, eight long piles have been driven in extension of the works, and for short piles fixed – forty-six feet of permanent railings have been fixed in their respective positions.
BATE – On the 11th Jan, at Grahamstown, the wife of Mr. F.C. BATE, of a daughter
BROWN – On the 30th Dec., at Waterview Villa, Berea, the wife of John BROWN, of a son
BUCHANAN – On the 31st Dec., at Port Elizabeth, the wife of R.D. BUCHANAN of a son
BURNS – On the 21st Dec., at Grahamstown, the wife of Mr. E.J. BURNS, of a son
ENGELS – On the 15th Dec., at Pearston, the wife of Mr. A. ENGELS, of a daughter
FLETCHER – On the 7th Jan., at Port Elizabeth, the wife of Mr. J.A. FLETCHER, of a son
GRAHAM – On the 23rd Dec., at Grahamstown, the wife of R. GRAHAM, of a daughter
HALLIBURTON – On the 29th Dec., at Port Elizabeth, the wife of Mr. G.R HALLIBURTON, of a daughter
IRVING – On the 5th Jan., at Port Alfred, the wife of Mr. E. IRVING, of a son
LEONARD – On the 4th Jan., at Yellow Trees, Fort Beaufort, the wife of Mr. F.P. LEONARD, of a son
MORGAN – On the 4th Jan., at Grahamstown, the wife of Mr. J.R. MORGAN, of a son
MURRAY – On the 11th Jan., at Alice-town, Victoria East, the wife of Mr. George MURRAY, of a son
MUNRO - On the 27th Dec., at the Berea, the wife of W. MUNRO, of a son
ANDREWS – POVEY - On the 17th Dec., at Fort Beaufort, Mr. William ANDREWS, jun, of Kroome, to Emma Louisa Frances, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Alfred POVEY, of Southampton, England
CATTO – NOEL – On the 25th Dec., at St Paul's Church, Durban, by the Rev. W.H. LLOYD, Colonial Chaplain, Mr. Joseph CATTO, of Maritzburg, to Miss Mary Ann NOEL, of Durban.
CLOETE – BOWKER – On the 25th Dec., at Thorn Kloof, John Evelyn Gordon CLOETE, to Anna Maria, second daughter of W.M. BOWKER
FINAUGHTY – THOMAS – On the 6th Jan., at King Williamstown, Mr. William FINAUGHTY, to Miss Susannah THOMAS, of Grahamstown
FLEMING – McCABE – On the 7th Jan., Mr. John FLEMING, to Maria, second daughter of Mr. Bernard McCABE
HOLGATE – MORELAND – On the 24th Dec., at the Cathedral, Pietermaritzburg, by the Very Rev. the Dean, George HOLGATE, of Elands Kop, to Isabella, only daughter of John MORELAND
ROBERTS – BLAKER – At Port Elizabeth, Capt. Smith Freeman ROBERTS, to Miss. Sarah BLAKER
BIRT – On the 4th Jan., at Glen Avon, Somerset, Frederick William, son of Mr. George BIRT, Port Elizabeth, aged 1 year, 8 months and 18 days
CHANDLER – On the 2nd Jan., at Swellendam, the eldest daughter of Christopher CHANDLER
EAGAN, On the 12th Jan., at Port Elizabeth, Mr. Richard Eagan, aged 24 years and 10 months
FLEISCHER – On the 26th Dec., at Uitenhage, James Martin, aged 6 months
HARDING – On the 8th Jan., Emma HARDING, 6 years, 1 month and 8 days
INNGS – On the 25th Dec., at Port Elizabeth, George Herbert INNGS, aged 10 months
MACLEISH – On the 11th Jan., at Port Elizabeth, Mr. Robert MACLEISH, headmaster of Grey Institute School, aged 29 years.
ORFEUR – On the 17th Jan., Captain J. ORFEUR, of the Marevi.
PUCKLE – On the 26th Dec., at Port Elizabeth, Lucy Emma, daughter of Mr. William PUCKLE, aged 21 months
SHEPPERSON – On the 3rd Jan., Mary SHEPPERSON, aged 2 months and 6 days
SPENCE – On the 30th Dec., at Port Elizabeth, John Andrew, son of Mr. John SPENCE
SUGDEN – On the 7th Jan., at Port Elizabeth, Harriet, beloved wife of Mr. T. SUGDEN
VAN ZWEEL – At Cape Town, Dr. VAN ZWEEL, at the advanced age of 88 years
WEBSTER – On the 31st Dec., near Grahamstown, Elizabeth WEBSTER, aged 32 years and 6 months
WILSON – On the 21st Dec., John James WILSON, of Cradock, aged 3 years and 8 months
15 April 1862
DEATH OF THE SURGEON OF THE "COSSACK" – Assistant-Surgeon DOBUC, of the Cossack, committed suicide by swallowing morphia, on the night of the 29th, the body was interred in the English burial ground, the funeral being attended by the Cape Town Volunteer Artillery.
SOUTH AFRICAN BUTTERFLIES – Mr. Rowland TRIMEN had published the first part of his work on South African butterflies, which he modestly describes as "a catalogue". In point of fact, it embraces full descriptions of 105 species, and is a work that will, by naturalists, be considered very valuable.
PASSENGERS FOR ENGLAND :- The Skimmer of the Seas, Capt. R. PEEK now on its way to England, has the following passengers :-
A SOUTH AFRICAN PATRIARCH :- On last New Year's day Mr. Piet ROSSOUW, senr., Tooverfontien, in the district of Murraysburg, received at his farm seventy one of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, but these only form a little more than one-third of this patriarch's descendants, as 103 of them were absent. With a few exceptions, the whole of this large family reside, and are amongst the most wealthy in this district. The patriarch is about eighty-seven years of age, and was married at eighteen, he is still hale and hearty, and regularly attends church, and remains in perfect possession of all his sense, with a strong mind and surprising memory.
THE LATE MR. J.J. GREGORY :- The death by an accident, of the late J.J. GREGORY, M.L.C. of Klip River county, had caused great regret throughout the colony. As one of the oldest of Natal's colonists he combined an amount of practical wisdom and local experience exceeded by none, whilst energy and a straightforward course eminently marked his political career throughout.
BLOWN TO PIECES AT THE GUNS :- A frightful accident occurred at Smithfield, on the arrival of the President at that town. Two Englishmen were firing a salute in honour of the occasion from a cannon, when the powder ignited as they were ramming it home. Both men were literally blown to pieces.
MOSHESH – It was reported that Moshesh had at length determined to give up the two men charged with the murder of VENTER, in order that they may be tried by the Courts of this state.
BARTER – On the 11th Feb., at the "Start". The wife of Mr. William BARTER, of a daughter
CHURCHILL – At Durban, the wife of Mr. J. Fleetwood CHURCHILL, of a son
DANIELL – On the 21st Jan, at Springfield, Mrs. W.H. DANIELL, of a son
DU BOULAY – On the 31st Jan, at Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, the wife of Julius H. DU BOULAY, of a son
EDWARD – On the 17th Jan., at Graaff-Reinet, Mrs. EDWARD, of a daughter
FLEMING – On the 22nd Jan., at Port Elizabeth, the wife of W. FLEMING, of a daughter
HUGHES – On the 31st Jan., at Port Elizabeth, Mrs. E.B. HUGHES, of a daughter
HUTCHINS – On the 27th Jan., at Dordrecht, Mrs. H. HUTCHINS, of a son
KING – On the 30th Jan., at Bedford, Mrs. J.W. KING, of a daughter
NIAS – On the 26th Jan., at Port Alfred, Mrs. J.S. NIAS, of a son
PARKS – On the 28th Jan., at Wheatlands, Mrs. James PARKS, of a son
POLKINGHORNE – On the 21st Jan., at Verulam, the wife of Mr. J.T. POLKINGHORNE of twin sons
SMITH – On the 5th Feb, at Leeuwfontein, Mrs. P.E. SMITH, of twin daughters
TAYLER – On the 11th inst., at St. Leonard's-On-Sea, the wife of Captain Harry TAYLER, H.M.S St Helena Regiment of a son
TURTON – At Beaumont, the wife of Mr. John Holland TURTON, of a daughter
WALDELL – On the 2nd Feb., at Oxton, Mrs. J. WALDELL, of a daughter
HARPER – FRANCIS - On the 20th Jan., at Durban, by the Rev. J. Jackson, Mr. Thomas HARPER to Miss Ann Elizabeth FRANCIS, both of that city.
JOYNER – WELCH – On the 1st Jan., at Umtwalume Mission Station, by the Rev. H.A. Wilder, Mr. Donald JOYNER, of Ifafa, to Miss. Emma WELCH
KEMP – FRENCH - On the 25th Jan., at Uitenhage, Mr. E.C. KEMP to Miss. M.S. FRENCH
LONGDEN – HALL – On the 21st Jan., at Uitenhage, the Rev. W.R. LONGDEN to Miss M.A. HALL
OGLE – KING – On 31st Dec., at Umtwalume Mission Station, by the Rev. H.A. Wilder, Mr. Henry OGLE to Miss Jane KING
SHEARER – SPRADBROW – At Christ Church, Point Durban, by the Rev. W.L. Rivett, Military Chaplain, Mr. William SHEARER to Miss Marian Lucy SPRADBROW
SPARLING – DUNN – On the 6th Feb, at Grahamstown, Mr. W. SPARLING to Miss. M.J. DUNN
STERNSDORFF – ALEXANDER – At Hopetown, Mr. W.F.C. STERNSDORFF to Miss ALEXANDER
STRONG – ORPEN – On the 23rd Jan., at Grahamstown, Mr. O.H. STRONG to Miss A.E.K. ORPEN
WEAKLEY – TUCKER – On the 28th Jan., at Bedford, Mr. G.R. WEAKLEY to Miss. M.TUCKER
WELSH – SOLOMON – At Bedford, Mr. R. Alexander WELSH to Miss Jessie SOLOMON
BABBS – On Jan., 19th at Pietermaritzburg, George Matthew Andrews BABBS, infant son of Mr. R. BABBS
BENJAMIN – On the 21st Jan., at Port Elizabeth, Mrs. BENJAMIN
GREGORY – At Ladysmith, Mr. J.J. GREGORY,
HAYWARD – On the 28th Dec., at Spring Vale, Mr. J. HAYWARD, aged 83 years. Deceased was one of the settlers of 1820
SUTHERLAND – On the 17th Jan., at Pietermaritzburg, Rebecca Urquhart, the wife of Peter Cormack SUTHERLAND.
WATHEN – On the 5th Jan., at Deepdene, Richmond, Amy Margaret, youngest child of G.H. WATHEN, aged 16 months.
Negotiations are pending with the Government of the colony of Natal to extend the line of telegraph from King Williamstown to D'Urban. Mr. Charles WOLLASTON, is to be engineer and manager, and Mr. George E. SEYMOUR is the broker.
LONDON AND SOUTH AFRICAN BANK –
Cape Town – C.T. GREEN – General Manager
Port Elizabeth – Thomas MILLER – Manager
GRAHAMSTOWN – Henry ANDERSON – Manager
03 May 1862
PASSENGERS INWARD –
Per Royal mail steamer Dane –
Mr. and Mrs. WYNDHAM and servant
Mr. H. SOLOMON
Mrs. MURRAY and two children
Dr. DAVIDS, wife and two children
Messrs. OSCHE (2)
Lieut. TAYLOR (85th Regt.)
Mr. F.J. KOTZE
Mr. Du TOIT
Mr. J.R. MORKEL
Mr. H.J. MORKEL
Mr. G. BARKER
Mr. C. WATERMEYER
For England per Fortuna
First Class : Mrs. LINWOOD and three children
Third Class: Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS and three children
Mr. and Mrs. SCHRIMSHAW
Mr. and Mrs. LOBLOEK
Capt. JARVIS, late of the Irene
For London per barque Sir George Grey
Mrs. ROMER and three children
And one hundred and five soldiers
For London per Lady Jocelyn
Mr. and Mrs. DARNELL, family and servant
THE CONSTANTIA AND PAARL VINTAGE.— The Constantia vintage would not be large this year, but very good. The fruit was very fine. The wine-making had commenced there. The application of sulphur had been the means of destroying the oidium, and had saved all these valuable vines. The vintage at the Paarl had been brought to a close. The unusual drought had, generally speaking, diminished the crops, particularly in parts where the frost did considerable damage. The wine merchants could, however, rely upon a good quality, as the grapes were gathered properly ripe, not seared and unhealthy, some instances excepted, where, from prejudice or false economy, sulphur had not been applied, or deception practiced with a spurious article.
THE VOLUNTEERS. —Prince Alfred's rifle prize-for the rifle shooting in the Western Province had been awarded to Mr. Vincent RICE, of Beaufort, who had scored the highest number of hits and points jointly; Mr. Thomas REX, of Riversdale, had made an equal number of points, but with one hit less. It was rumoured that a new Volunteer corps was about to be formed, composed of the employees on the Cape Town and Wellington railway. The Governor had authorised the formation of a Volunteer corps at the Knysna, to be stiled the "Knysna Rifles"
EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS.—His Excellency the Governor has appointed Richard SOUTHEY to be Treasurer and Accountant-General of this colony , George St, Vincent CRIPPS, Esq., to be His Excellency's Private Secretary, until Her Majesty's pleasure be known; and Josias RIVERS, Esq., to be His Excellency's Colonial Aide-de-Camp.
ZOOLOGICAL SPECIMENS.-:Mr BENSTEAD, the agent for the Zoological Society of London, was engaged in making a collection of animals, comprising, amongst others, elephants,, the rhinoceros, the koodoo, zebras, antelopes. Handsome prices were offered for any of these animals
THE "UNEMPLOYED" AT THE CAPE.—" The number of unemployed," says the Monitor, " of all classes is far beyond what the public imagine. From the man of first-rate education down to the most unsophisticated labourer are men of all grades wanting employment."
TANNERY.—Mr. COXEN is erecting a tannery between two ravines in the neighbourhood of Cape Town..
OPENING OF SOMERSET EAST BRIDGE –T he new iron splendid bridge over the Fish River at the bay entrance to the town of Somerset East was formally opened on the 4th of February. On the previous day refreshing showers had fallen, and the weather was beautiful. The opening ceremony was the gayest scene ever witnessed in the quiet little town. Carriages and horses were in great request, and nearly every inhabitant repaired to the Fish River. The benefits likely to be derived from having a bridge across the Fish River were fully demonstrated, as the ordinary fords of that river were impassable at the time the bridge was formally opened
BRANCH OF LONDON AND SOUTH AFRICAN BANK.—The London Bank was about to commence operations at once in Grahamstown, the manager, Mr. ANDERSON, having arrived, and taken up offices.
RAILWAY FROM THE BAY TO GRAHAMSTOWN.—In a communication to the Journal Mr. GODLONTON says: "We must have a railway from the Bay to Grahamstown at all costs." He is of opinion that such a line would be the best paying one in the colony.
GREY INSTITUTE.—At the meeting of the Board of Managers of the Grey Institute, the appointment of head-master to the High School, was decided upon. There were five applicants. The choice of the board fell upon Mr. John SAMUEL, rector of the Grammar-school, Swellendam, for the last two years.
15 May 1862
DESERTERS.— Inspector SCOTT, of the Table Bay water police, we are told, is to receive a reward of fifty guineas from the colonel of the 11th Regiment for the energy and promptitude he displayed in capturing some deserters from that regiment while endeavouring to escape in a boat they had stolen.
DEATH OF THE REV. H. PEARSE.-—Among the obituary for the month is announced the death of the Rev. H. PEARSE, General Superintendent of Wesleyan Missions in Natal.
DEATH OF ONE OF THE EARLIEST SUGAR PLANTERS.—We have to note the loss of Mr. M. JEFFELS, of the Isipingo, one of the very earliest of Natal sugar planters, and who, perhaps, was the first to demonstrate that sugar growing in this colony was a paying speculation. Nor was this the only good he did. He belonged to the few who seek not to give their good deeds to fame.
ACTING COLONIAL SECRETARY.—The Hon. T. SHEPSTONE had been gazetted as acting Colonial Secretary at Natal during the absence of Major Erskine on sick leave.
ADLER – At Grahamstown, Mrs. N. ADLER, of a son
BOSHOFF – At Ceres, Mrs. J.N. BOSHOFF, of a daughter
CHABAUD – At Port Elizabeth, Mrs. G. CHABAUD, of a daughter
CLAIRMONTE – At Grahamstown, the wife of A.J. CLAIRMONTE, of a son
CLOETE – At Alexander Fountain, Darling, Mrs. J.G. CLOETE, of a daughter
DE BEER – At Papendorp, Mrs. J.C. DE BEER, of a daughter
DE PAKH – At Oak-terrace, Grahamstown, the wife of John Baptiste DE PAKH, Acting Deputy-Assistant Commissary-General, of a son
DYKES – At Tongaat, Mrs. Phillip DYKES, of a son
ENGELS – At Pearston, Mrs. Arnold ENGELS, of a daughter
GREENSTOCK – At Bishopsbourne, Grahamstown, the wife of the Rev. W. GREENSTOCK, of a son
HALSTED – At Port Elizabeth, Mrs. C. HALSTED, of a daughter
HONEY – At King Williamstown, Mrs. J.F. HONEY, of a son
JURGENS – At Weltevredan, Klapmuts, Mrs. R.J. JURGENS, of a son
LOMBAARD – At Potchefstroom, Mrs. Hermanus Stephanus LOMBAARD, of a daughter
LOUW – At Fauresmith, Mrs. A.A. LOUW, of a son
LYS – At Maritzburg, the wife of John Robert LYS, of Pretoria, Transvaal, of a daughter
PARKS – At Wheatlands, Mrs. James PARKES, of a son
PETERS – At Burghersdorp, Mrs. Otto PETERS, of a daughter
PFISTER – At Cape Town, Mrs. W.G. PFISTER, of a son
ROELANTS – At Napier, Mrs. C.M. ROELANTS, of a daughter
ROUX – At Vredenburg, Eerste River, Mrs. P.J. ROUX, of a son
SAVAGE – At King Williamstown, Mrs. E. SAVAGE, of a son
SMIT, At Belle Vue Cottage, Settlers Hill, Grahamstown, the wife of Mr. Martin Smit of a daughter
STEGMANN – At Adelaide, the wife of the Rev. G.W. STEGMANN, of a son
STAUNTON – On the 11th March, at King Williamstown, Cape of Good Hope, the wife of Colonel
STAUNTON, commanding 2nd Brigade, of a daughter
VAN NIEKERK – At Joostenberg, Mrs. D.D. VAN NIEKERK, of a son
WOOD – At the Tongaat, Mrs. James W. WOOD, of a son
ANDREWS – POVEY – At Fort Beaufort, Mr. W. ANDREWS, jun, to Miss. E.L.F. POVEY
AMSTRONG – D'ARCY – At King Williamstown, Colonel John ARMSTRONG, to Ellen Constance
D'ARCY, eldest daughter of Major D'ARCY
BATE – BLEWITT – On the 2nd January, at St. Mary's Church, Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope
By the Rev. Edward PICKERING, Colonial Chaplain, John Osborn BATE, of Fauresmith, Orange Free State, to Emily Louisa, second daughter of the late J.E. BLEWITT, of Plymouth, Devon
BRADFIELD – HOLDEN – At Queenstown, Walter John BRADFIELD to Miss Mary Clifford HOLDEN
CHALMERS – RAWSTORNE – At Fort Beaufort, W. Buchanan CHALMERS, to Miss Clara Sophia RAWSTORNE
EXTON – VAN DER POEL – At St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town, by the very Rev. the Dean,
Dr. H. EXTON to Miss J.H. VAN DER POEL
FRANK – FLETCHER – At Grahamstown, Mr. L.C. FRANK to Miss. Louisa Emma FLETCHER
GORING – WEISBECKER – At Grahamstown, Mr. G.H.. GORING, to Maria Theresa WEISBECKER
HEYNE – HUDSON – In the Dutch Reformed Church, Cape Town, by the Rev.J. SPYKER, Frederick Johannes HEYNE, to Mrs. Ellen Jacobse, relict of the late George HUDSON
HOLME – TENNANT – At Port Elizabeth, by the Rev. Mr. RICHARDS, Thomas HOLME, of Nooitgedacht, Orange Free State, to Miss Margaret Thomson, youngest daughter of John TENNANT, late of Bradford Works, Aberdeen
LONGDEN – HALL – At Uitenhage, the Rev. W.R. LONGDEN to Miss. M.A. HALL
MAGGS – BOND – At St. Mark's Mission Station, Kaffraria, Mr. A. MAGGS to Miss. H.R. BOND
MULLER – BARENDSE – Hendrik Bernardhus MULLER to Miss Petronella Johanna BARENDSE
ROODT – TERHART – Mr. Wilhelm Michiel ROODT to Mrs. Maria Margaretha Hendricka Helmoed, relict of the late Pieter TERHART.
ROBERTS – BOARDMAN – At Spejoerikop, Mr. John ROBERTS to Miss. J.J. BOARDMAN
SPIES – HENDRICKS – At Wynberg, J.A. SPIES to Miss. E.C.A. HENDRICKS
VAN YSSEN – JOHNSTONE – Mr. Matthys Petrus VAN YSSEN to Miss. Maria JOHNSTONE
ANDERSON – On the 15th March, at Erinville, near Cape Town, Maria, the beloved wife of William George ANDERSON
BARTER – On the 5th February, in Natal, killed by a fall from his horse while riding in a dense fog, William, second son of the Rev. Charles BARTER, rector of Sarsden, Oxfordshire
BIRT- At King Williamstown, Samuel BIRT, aged 71 years
BLOMSEN – At Hoornbosch, Andries Bernhardus, son of A.B. BLOMSEN, aged 18 months
BROOKS – At Grahamstown, Sarah, wife of the late Henry BROOKS, of Collingham, aged 68 years
BURGER – At Richmond, Andries Petrus BURGER, aged 56 years 10 months
DICKSON – At Port Elizabeth, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Wm. DICKSON, aged 24 years
DREDGE – At King Williamstown, J. Christopher, infant son of William and Martha DREDGE
DU TOIT – At Colesburg, Mr. Henry DU TOIT, aged 36
GELDENHUYS – At Wagenboem's Rivier, District of Caledon, Jacobus GELDENHUYS
GRIFFITHS – At Robben Island, Mr. John GRIFFITHS, aged 65 years 6 months
HAW – At Grahamstown, Mr. S. HAW, aged 80 years
JAMES – At the Half-way House on the Uitenhage road, George JAMES, aged 29 years
JANSON – At Cape Town, Mr. Philip Christiaan JANSON, aged 35 years 2 months
JANSEN – At Graaff-Reinet, Elizabeth Johanna Catharina, daughter of Roelof A. and Elizabeth J.C. JANSEN, aged 13 years 6 months
KING – At Grahamstown, Charles KING, aged 23 years
LE ROUX – At Wagonmaker's Valley, Miss. Elizabeth Susanna Louisa LE ROUX aged 19 years 6mths
LOUW – At Groenberg, Hester Susanna, daughter of the Widow C.W. LOUW
MASON – Aged 11 months, Alfred James MASON, youngest son of Captain MASON of the Commercial Hotel, Port Elizabeth
McCORMACK – At Kieskamahoek, of diphtheria, Anastasia Mary, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McCORMACK, Commissariat Department, aged 10 months
MUNSTERMAN – At Cape Town, Mrs. R.H. MUNSTERMAN, aged 38 years
NATHAN – At Graaff-Reinet, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward NATHAN
PALVIS – At Cape Town, Mrs. Maria Alida, wife of John PALVIS, aged 71 years
ROSSOUW – At the Paarl, D.S. ROSSOUW, aged 53 years.
ROSSOUW – At Wellington, Saul Daniel, son of S.D.G. ROSSOUW, aged 2 years 8 months
SHAW – At Port Elizabeth, Mr. Samuel SHAW, aged 40 years. Deceased was a native of Yorkshire
SHEPPARD – At Cape Town, Mrs. Bridget SHEPPARD, aged 75 years
SEARLE – At Durban, deeply regretted, Arthur Frederick, second son of Henry SEARLE, aged 12 years
STAPLES - At Queenstown, Charles Wesley STAPLES, aged 30 years
STIGLING – At the Cape Flats, Johan Michael, son of J.M. STIGLING, aged 2 years
TIBBETS – At Port Elizabeth, Annie Lizzie, infant daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth S. TIBBETS
WEDDEBURN – At Grahamstown, Martha, wife of William WEDDEBURN, senior, aged 56 years
VAN WIELIGH – At Paardenberg, Mrs. M.E.G. VAN WIELIGH, aged 36 years
VAN WYK – At Driefontein, near Hantam, District Calvinia, Mrs. Christina VAN WYK, aged 65 years
02 June 1862
There were several vacancies in the Parliament, which were shortly to be filled up. For the seats in the Legislative Council formerly filled by Messrs. MOSENTHAL and KENNELLY, there were already three candidates in the field, Messrs. Robert GODLONTON, George WOOD, snr, and R.J. PAINTER.
In the room of Mr. James D. THOMSON, lately one of the representative in the Assembly for Cape Town, Mr. Thomas WATSON, of the firm of Thomson, Watson and Co., had been elected without opposition.
Nothing seemed to be known of the movements of the Hon. Joseph CAWOOD, Messrs. DARNELL and VAN DER BYL, the former one of the representatives of Victoria East, and the latter one of the members for Caledon, would be absent during this whole session, having both left the colony.
A NEW MARKET FOR CAPE TOWN – The municipality of Cape Town had decided by an overwhelming majority to borrow £ 4,000 towards the erection of a town market.
RAILWAYS FOR THE EASTERN PROVINCE.—The inhabitants of the Eastern Province have resolved, as far as they can, to make up for the loss by joining heart and soul with the friends of progress in this town to advocate the introduction of railways into the Eastern Province. With this view they held a monster meeting in the large stores of Mr. John LOCKE, and passed the following resolutions :—
l. That in the opinion of this meeting it is highly desirable that energetic steps should be taken by the railway committee, in conjunction with that of Port Elizabeth, to procure the assent of Parliament, during the coming session, for the construction of a railway between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth
2. That a petition be sent forthwith to His Excellency the Governor, requesting that a Bill may be introduced into Parliament this session for the construction of a railway between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth. A similar meeting, under the presidency of Mr. Thomas WORMALD (of the firm of Chaubaud and Wormald), was subsequently held here, and although not so numerously attended as the former, was very enthusiastic. The meeting was addressed by the Chairman, Messrs. BLACK, CHABAUD, DUNN, KERNSLEY, George REED, Hon. Charles POTE, M.L.C., and Mr. HARRIES, MLA., who all expressed themselves to be favourable to the introduction of a Bill into Parliament to provide a guarantee on the expense, to be incurred in the construction of a railway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown (a distance of about eighty-two miles). The following resolutions were unanimously agreed to viz.:— That it is the opinion of this meeting that a railway between this port and the city of Grahamstown will not only be productive of immense benefit to the Eastern Province, but will prove highly remunerative to shareholders." That a petition should be forthwith prepared to His Excellency the Governor, praying him to introduce, a Bill into Parliament in the ensuing session for the construction of this railway." In order the better to carry out the above resolution, a committee consisting of the following gentlemen was appointed, viz.: Messrs, J. SIMPSON, W. M. HARRIES, T. WORMALD, W. DUNN, DICKSON, BLACK, CAWOOD, W. FLEMING, G. IMPEY, G. REED, COURT, EBDEN, BLAINE, GRIFFITHS, RUTHERFORD, PEARSON, J. S. KIRKWOOD, H. B. CHRISTIAN, G. CHABAUD, JORDAN, with power to add to their number.
A BUSHMAN HUNT :- A commando had been organized to hunt out some Bushman horse and cattle-stealers in the Drakensberg mountains, which did its work some success, but owing to a fatal accident to one of its members, the officer in charge ordered a return home just when material good might have been accomplished by a little more perseverance. Mr. Thomas HODGSON, an old colonist, was shot in the thigh by mistake and killed, and Mr. SPIERS, who has also been long resident in this country, is returned as missing.
COLONIAL BANK OF NATAL ;- The Colonial Bank of Natal had commenced business. Messrs. BERGTHELL, WILKINSON, PINSON, BOSHOF, DE KOCK, ARCHBELL, and JAMES have been chosen the first directors, and Mr. William CHAPMAN, the company's general manager.
16 June 1862
DISTRESSING ACCIDENT AT SIMON'S BAY :- One afternoon, Mr. Rietman, left the bay in a fishing boat to go to his fishery at Cape Point. He was accompanied by his wife's sister, his eldest son, a fine lad about fourteen, and his man servant. When off Smith's Winkle, at about five p.m., a sudden squall capsized the boat, and, sad to relate, all were drowned except RIETMAN. Rietman clung to the boat and supported his poor boy a considerable time in the water, but was at length obliged to relinquish his hold, being nearly exhausted. Fortunately for him, H.M.S. Cossack passed about nine p.m. and picked him up. The body of the female was found the following day floating on the water.
AUTHORESS OF THE "AMBER WITCH" – Lady Duff Gordon, authoress of the Amber Witch, and other novels, is residing in the neighbourhood of Cape Town, to recruit her impaired health.
LAW OF INHERITANCE ; - A very numerously-signed petition to the House of Assembly, in favour of an alteration in the present law of inheritance was to be presented during the early portion of the approaching session of Parliament. Mr. Advocate WATERMEYER, one of the members for Graaff-Reinet, would probably re-introduce the "Testamentary Jurisdiction Bill". It would certainly do away with many of the objections entertained against the law as it at present stands, and which is found so distasteful to colonists of British extraction, and to those who have married in the colony in ignorance of the law, but who now find out that they cannot bequeath their hard earnings as they may deem best. The law steps in and arbitrarily directs them how to deal with what they had believed was at their own disposal.
The Natalie was undergoing a thorough repair at the hands of Mr. John GAVIN, and on completion will proceed to the Zambesi.
Mr. William HARTLEY, managing partner of the Durban Bank of Messrs. Hartley & Co. had presented the town with a handsome drinking fountain.
BROTHERTON – On the 23rd Mar. at Grahamstown, the wife of the Rev. R.H. BROTHERTON, of a son
GREENSTOCK – On the 18th Feb., at Bishopsbourne, Grahamstown, the wife of the Rev. W. GREENSTOCK, of a son
LUCAS – On the 8th April, at Grahamstown, the wife of W. Tyndal LUCAS, of a son
MASON – On the 6th April, at Port Elizabeth, the wife of Captain MASON, of twin daughters
NORTON – On the 4th April at Port Elizabeth, Mrs. Edward H. NORTON, of a daughter
ORPEN – On the 8th April, at Port Elizabeth, the wife of Mr. H.M.H. ORPEN, of a son
ATTWELL – FERREIRA - On the 27th Mar., by special licence, by the Rev. R. BIRT, at Mrs. FERREIRA's residence, James ATTWELL, jun, to Maria Charlotte, eldest daughter of the late P. FERREIRA
AUSTEN – SARGEANT – On the 5th April, at Bly River district of Somerset East, by the Rev. John WILSON, Mr. George Frederick AUSTEN, to Miss Hannah SARGEANT, daughter of Benj. SARGEANT, of Bly River
BIDDULPH – McNAMARA – At Coeb Ray Farm. British Kaffraria, by the Rev. J. O'NEIL, Mr. Chas. Henry BIDDULPH, to Miss Margaret McNAMARA, eldest daughter of Mr. James McNAMARA
CHALMERS – RAWSTORNE – On the 6th Mar., at Fort Beaufort, by the Rev. T. HENCHMAN, W.B. CHALMERS, to Clara Sophia, youngest daughter of the late W. H. RAWSTORNE,
MOSS – ROFE – On the 23rd April, at St. Jame's St. Helena, by the Rev. Henry WHITEHEAD, George William MOSS, fourth son of Isaac MOSS, to Susannah Martha, third daughter of the late Thomas ROFE
MUDIE – ROBERTSON – On the 3rd April, at Port Elizabeth, by the Rev. John Harseant, Mr. John MUDIE, to Margaret, second daughter of the late David ROBERTSON, of Dundee
WHINFIELD – TOPPER – On the 26th Mar., at St. Paul's church, Port Elizabeth, Dr. Charles Reynell WHINFIELD, to Eliza, daughter of T.R. TOPPER, of London.
BLAINE – On the 29th Mar., at Grahamstown, Walter, and on the 10th April, Catherine Agnes Lucas, children of H.and M.A. BLAINE
BROTHERTON – On the 28th Mar., at Grahamstown, the infant daughter of the Rev. R.H. BROTHERTON, Baptist minister, aged six days.
BUCK – On the 13th April, by accidental drowning near the Breakwater, Thomas William BUCK
CALLAGHAN – On the 7th April, at Port Elizabeth, George John CALLAGHAN, youngest son of John and Jannett CALLAGHAN, of Ranaga
CHOLWICH, On the 8th Mar., at the Nazaar Farm, Mrs. M. CHOLWICH, aged 81 years.
HARE – On the 8th inst. very suddenly at Guildford, Sally, relict of the late Joseph HARE, of Wynberg, aged 69 years
HIPPERT – On the 27th Mar., at Witte Vley Fontein, G.M. third son, of the late George HIPPERT.
HOVIL – On the 18th April, at Port Elizabeth, Algoa Bay, J.R. HOVIL, aged 36
LOWRIE – On the 23rd Mar. at Hill's Farm, near Grahamstown, Elizabeth LOWRIE, aged 80 years
MILLER – On the 31st Mar. Mary Ellen, the beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Martin MILLER
NELSON – On the 21st Mar. at New Gloucester, district of Peddie, William NELSON, aged 45 years and 4 months.
PYE – On the 26th Mar., at Port Elizabeth, T.J. PYE, aged 30 years
USHER – On the 29th Mar., at his residence in Grahamstown, James USHER, sen. aged 79 years
WORMALD – On the 14th April, at Cape Town, Frances Esther, wife of Thomas
WILLIAMS – On the 19th Mar., at Victoria West, Susannah Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Mrs. A.A. WILLIAMS, aged eight years.
- Hits: 15377