Grahamstown Journal

Grahamstown Journal 1840 - 2 - July to December

Thursday 2 July 1840

BIRTH on Friday 19th ult the Lady of George C. STANFORD Esq, Asst.Commissary General to the Forces, of a son.
Grahamstown, 1st July 1840

BIRTH on Friday 27th ult the Lady of Captain McLEAN, 27th Inniskilliners, of a daughter, Grahamstown.

MARRIED at Bathurst on Wednesday 24th ult by the Rev.J.Barrow, Colonial Chaplain, Henry BLAINE Esq to Margaret Ann, eldest daughter of the Rev.W.SHAW, Wesleyan Minister.

MARRIED at Cradock on the 15th June 1840 by the Rev.John TAYLOR, Robert MacLachan ARMSTRONG Esq, District Surgeon, to Jane Agnes Mary, eldest daughter of the Rev.John TAYLOR, Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, Cradock.

DIED on the 29th ult Wm.R.McMASTER aged 2 years, youngest son of Mr.Joseph McMASTER of this place.

DIED at Graaff-Reinet on Monday 29th ult after a painful illness of three months, Ann, the Wife of Mr.John RAFFERTY of Sunday's River, aged 40 years, leaving a husband and seven children to lament her loss.

Thursday 9 July 1840

MARRIED at Graaff-Reinet on the 18th ult by the Rev.A.Murray, Robert Henry, youngest son of the late Mr.George SOUTHY, to Christina Wilhelmina, second daughter of F.LIESCHING

MARRIED at Graaff-Reinet on the 18th ult by the Rev.A.Murray, Charles, eldest son of Lieut.RUBIDGE RN of Gletwyn, Albany to Frederica Louisa Wilhelmina, third daughter of F.LIESCHING Esq.

BIRTH at Graaff-Reinet on the 15th ult Mrs.Richard SOUTHEY of a son

BIRTH on Monday 6th inst the Lady of J.C.SAUNDER Esq, Deputy Ordnance Storekeeper, of a son
Grahamstown 9th July 1840

Thursday 16 July 1840

DIED at Uitenhage, July 2nd, of Dysentery, Alexander ANDERSON Esq, aged 31, deeply regretted by his friends

Thursday 23 July 1840

DIED at the Round Hill, near Cawood's Post, Margaret, daughter of the Widow MURRAY, aged 23 years, deeply lamented by her acquaintances and friends.

Notice to Creditors and Debtors
All Persons having any Claims or Demands against the Estate of Amarentia Jante VAN RENSBURG, deceased, Widow of the late Gerhardus SNYMAN Sen, are hereby requested to forward the same to the Undersigned within six weeks of the date of the publication hereof. And those who may be indebted to the said estate to liquidate their accounts forthwith.
Agent to Executor dative
No.3 Baird Street
Uitenhage Town, July 21st 1840.

Thursday 30 July 1840

MARRIED by Special Licence by the Rev. John Heavyside this morning, William, eldest son of the late Captain John BLAKE, 24th Foot, to Phillis Eleanor, only daughter of Lieut.HORNSBY, 91st Regiment.
Graham's Town 30 July, 1840

BIRTH at Graaff-Reinet on the 14th inst. Mrs GRESBROOK of a son
Graaff-Reinet 21 July 1840

DIED at Bathurst on Wednesday the 22nd inst. in the 69th year of his age, Mr.Thomas HARTLEY, well known to every inhabitant and generally every visitor of the British Settlement of Albany, as the Proprietor of the well known House of Accommodation in the romantic and beautiful village of Bathurst. He laboured for some time before his death under a most painful
affliction, which he bore with exemplary fortitude and resignation. Few men in this part of the Colony were better known or more generally esteemed than the deceased. The cheerfulness and amenity of his manners, his incessant activity and his general intelligence make his loss a subject of general regret, and will embalm his memory in the hearts of his surviving relatives and of his many personal friends and acquaintances. The consolations of the Bible were his support in affliction and his hope in death.

Thursday 6 August 1840

DIED at Graham's Town on Monday last, the 3rd inst. of Brain Fever, Mr.E.J.TOWNSEND at the early age of 30 years. Deceased was held in much esteem as an upright Tradesman and an intelligent man. He has left an amiable Wife to deplore the loss of a most affectionate Husband - a young Family of a tender Parent; while the Church to which he was united (the Independents) is deprived of one of its most active and valuable members, and the world at large of a good and useful citizen.

Thursday 13 August 1840

MARRIED by Special Licence on Wednesday 12th inst at Oatlands, the residence of Colonel SOMERSET, R.H. Honoratus VAN RYNEVELD Esq of the Cape Mounted Rifles, second son to William C. VAN RYNEVELD Esq, Civil Commissioner of Graaff-Reinet, to Harriet FORBES, 5th daughter of Vice Admiral Sir Henry HEATHCOTE RN
Graham's Town 12th August 1840

BIRTH at Melkhout Kraal, Knysna on the 25th July 1840 Mrs.Fred.REX of a son

Thursday 20 August 1840

BIRTH at Fort Beaufort on Sunday 9th August Mrs.WEBSTER, from the Mancazana, of a son
Fort Beaufort, 16th August 1840

Thursday 17 September 1840

MARRIED in the New Wesleyan Chapel by the Rev.W.SHAW on Saturday 12th inst, Mr William Edward PRYNN to Miss Francisca Hendrika Robbertina Bernardina TIGMAN
Graham's Town Sept.14 1840

Thursday 24 September 1840

DEATH. On Monday 31st August 1840 it pleased Almighty God to take from me, after a short illness, my beloved wife, aged 43 years and three months; of which painful loss I hereby give notice to Relatives and Friends, and beg to be excused the visits of condolence.
Twee Fontein, Baviaan's River, 2nd Sept.

DIED at Graham's Town on Sunday Morning the 13th Sept 1840 Mr. Maarten Johannes SMIT, aged 53 years, deeply regretted by his numerous family and friends.

Thursday 1 October 1840

MARRIED on the 16th Sept at Gellynden by the Rev.E.Welch, Mr.Henry W.DALE of the Commissariat Department to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. Ezra RIDGARD of Baviaans River

BIRTH on the 27th ult, Mrs. Wm.M.JAFFRAY of a daughter

BIRTH at Graham's Town on Saturday 26th inst, Mrs.William SOUTHEY of a daughter.

Thursday 15 October 1840

MARRIED at Port Elizabeth on Tuesday 6th October by the Rev F. McCleland BA, Mr. Thomas Manning DRIVER of that place to Alexandrina Mary, youngest daughter of the late Dr. SPOLDING of Jamaica.

Thursday 22 October 1840

BAPTISM in St.George's Church on the 18th inst. by the Rev.James Barrow of Bathurst, a daughter of Mr.Wm.M.JAFFRAY baptised Allison Elizabeth.
October 21 1840

Thursday 29 October 1840

BIRTH on the 21st inst, Mrs. W.G. ATHERSTONE of a daughter.

Thursday 5 November 1840

DIED at Port Elizabeth on 23rd October last William Wescott, second son of Mr.Giles SANDFORD, aged 5 months

Thursday 12 November 1840

Died at Graaff-Reinet on Sunday evening, the 8th November, Mrs.Carolina Anthonetta HENDRIKZ, aged 63 years, 6 months and 13 days, deeply regretted by her family and all who were acquainted with her.
Graaff-Reinet 10 Nov 1840
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Thursday 19 November 1840

BIRTH at Fort Beaufort of the 30th Oct, the lady of Edward Mowbray COLE Esq JP of a daughter.

Thursday 3 December 1840

MARRIED at Southampton on the 20th August 1840, the Right Honorable Lt. Gen. Lord KEANE HGB and GHC, Colonel of HM 43rd Light Infantry, to Charlotte Maria, daughter of the late Lieut. Col. J. BOLAND, Inspecting Field Officer of Bristol and first cousin of Mrs. McCLELAND, Lady of the Colonial Chaplain of Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope.

Thursday 10 December 1840

DIED at Graham's Town at the residence of Dr.MINTO, Cape Mounted Rifles, on Tuesday morning the 8th inst, in her 18th year, Agnes Scott, eldest daughter of the Rev.W.R.THOMPSON of the Dutch Reformed Church, Balfour, Kat River. Friends will be pleased to accept of this notification.
Graham's Town, 9th December 1840

Thursday 24 December 1840

DIED at Uitenhage on the 13th Dec aged 34 years, after a painful and lingering illness, which she bore with truly Christian resignation, Luisa Hedevio (born OXHOLM), wife of Mr.A.ARMSTRONG Esq.,JP, leaving two children too young to know the loss they have sustained in a kind and affectionate Mother.

DIED at Somerset at the residence of Mr.Thos.BRUTON on the 26th November, Charlotte Ann, daughter of Mr. Edward Ford HOWARD, aged 2 years 7 months. And on the 22nd December Sarah Ann, daughter of Mr.Thomas BRUTON, aged 5 years 4 months, both of fever.
Somerset, 22nd December 1840

DIED at Graaff-Reinet on the 21st inst, Ferdinand Richard GRISBROOK, only son of Charles Hudson GRISBROOK Esq., Deputy Sheriff, aged 5months and 6 days
Graaff-Reinet, 22 Dec 1840

Thursday 31 December 1840

BIRTH at Fort Beaufort on Sunday 27th inst. the Lady of Capt.J.H.ENGLAND, 75th Regiment, of a daughter.

DIED at Graaff-Reinet on the 28th instant after an illness of two days, Maria Theodora GRISBROOK, wife of Charles Hudson GRISBROOK Esq, Deputy Sheriff, aged 28 years.
Graaff-Reinet 29th Dec 1840

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