Grahamstown Journal 1858 - 3 - July to September
Saturday 3 July 1858
BIRTH on Wednesday June 23, the wife of Mr. BRYAN, District Surgeon, Queen’s Town, of a daughter.
BIRTH at Grahamstown on the 1st instant, the wife of Mr. W.T. KINGSMILL of a daughter.
DIED at Sanderson’s Hotel, Grahamstown on the 14th instant, of consumption, Mr. Edward J. DURHAM, late of Natal and Capetown, much regretted by his friends.
Mrs. TUDHOPE will be happy to receive her pupils to begin the duties of another session on Monday the 19th inst. The object of the above Seminary is to provide suitable training and instruction for a select number of children of both sexes in the early stages of their education. It has been in operation for several years, and has met with such encouraging success as to make the enlargement of the school premises necessary. No expense is spared in providing the requisite school apparatus for carrying out the most approved methods of tuition. Pupils are admitted from four to ten years of age. There are now some vacancies. Terms may be learnt on application.
“THE RETREAT” BOARDING SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES
Opposite the Drostdy, Grahamstown
Mrs. EEDES’ Boarding School for finishing the Education of Young Ladies re-opens Tuesday 20th July.
The pupils of this establishment receive the following advantages of Education, in addition to the usual instruction, viz: Music, the Piano Forte and Harp, Landscape Drawing, Flower Painting, English and French Literature, History both Ancient and Modern, the Maps, Use of the Globe &c &c.
NB The House and Garden Grounds are spacious – circumstances most essential to the health and recreation of the pupils.
The duties of Miss FEATHERSTONE’s school will be resumed on Tuesday the 13th inst
Grahamstown, July 3rd 1858
Mrs. JANION having removed to a larger house will now be happy to receive as BOARDERS any young ladies who may be entrusted to her care, who in addition to receiving a sound English education, with the usual accomplishments necessary for polite society, will enjoy all the comforts of a home.
The moral as well as intellectual training of every pupil is strictly attended to, whether Border or
The duties of the ensuing quarter will commence Monday 19th July.
Terms can be had on application to Mrs. J.
References can be made to Revd. Wm. IMPEY, Grahamstown, Rev. J.CAMERON, Capetown, or Rev. John WILSON, Cradock.
Grahamstown, June 19th 1888.
The Cathedral School will re-open on Monday the 12th inst
Samuel BROOK, Master
Mrs. TUCKER begs to announce that the duties of her Establishment will be resumed on Thursday the 8th inst
WESLEYAN GRAMMAR SCHOOL
This institution will close for the vacation on Wednesday the 23rd inst, and re-open on Monday 19th July
P. SMAILES, Headmaster
Grahamstown, June 14 1858
Seminary for Young Ladies
Mrs. LOCKE will re-open her School on Monday 19th July, when she will be happy to receive her pupils.
Tuesday 6 July 1858
LOSS OF A YOUNG MAN ON TABLE MOUNTAIN
The Cape Town papers report the melancholy death of a young man named GREGORY, a clerk with Messrs. Saul SOLOMON & Co, under peculiarly distressing circumstances. It appears that deceased, in company with some companions, left Cape Town on Saturday with the intention of ascending Table Mountain, when a dense fog came on and he got separated from the party. Search was made for him by a number of persons, and the body was discovered on Tuesday, in a cleft of rock, lying on the face, quite dead. The finger-nails of the deceased were worn down and torn in a dreadful manner, shewing the efforts he had made to rescue himself from his perilous position. The bushes near him were slightly scorched, the unfortunate youth having tried to light a fire to preserve himself from starving. The mountain was enveloped in mist during the whole of Sunday and Monday, which rendered the search on those days futile.
[Transcriber’s Note: The DN of Edwin William Storey GREGORY can be found here]
Saturday 10 July 1858
MARRIED in Commemoration Chapel, Grahamstown, on 7th July, by the Rev. John Richards, Mr. J.R.MORGAN to Miss E.E. DUFFIELD.
BIRTH, Sarah the wife of J.C. BARKER, Merchant, Philippolis, safely delivered of a son on the 1st inst.
DIED at Grahamstown on Sunday the 4th inst, of an Ulcerated Sore Throat, William Benjamin Barrows, only and beloved child of Robert and Ann HALL. Aged 13 months and 14 days.
NOTICE TO RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
DIED at Sunday’s River, Gauna Vlakte, on the 21st June 1858, my beloved wife Dorothy Margaret Fynn, youngest daughter of the late John RAFFERTY Esq, in Child Bed. Aged 22 years 10 months and 20 days. Leaving a large circle of Relatives and Friends to deplore her loss.
James Valentine CROUCH
Tuesday 13 July 1858
BIRTH on the th instant, the wife of henry CRUMP Esq of a daughter.
DIED at Leeuwfontein on the 30th June last, after a lingering illness, Stephen, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. HARDING, aged 6 years and 7 months.
Saturday 17 July 1858
MARRIED in Commemoration Chapel on Thursday the 8th inst, by the Rev.J. Richards, Mr. Edward KELLEY to Elizabeth, third daughter of the late Mr. James SMITH of Grahamstown.
MARRIED at Commemoration Chapel on Tuesday 13th July, by the Rev. J. Richards, Robert SWAN, second son of Mr. Matthew SWAN, late of Rotherhithe, Surrey, London, to Sarah Jane, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Robert PITT of this City.
DIED on the 14th July 1858, Amy Burgess, fourth daughter of W.M. and E. JAFFRAY, aged 8 years 14 months and 2 days.
Saturday 24 July 1858
BIRTH at Cradock on the 16th June last, the wife of Mr.James E. [B….] of a daughter.
BIRTH on the th instant at Queen’s Town, Mrs. James PALMER of a son.
Tuesday 27 July 1858
BIRTH at Grahamstown 27th inst, the wife of Mr. Wm. DANNEY, late of Brighton, Sussex, of a daughter.
DIED at Hope Farm, Lower Albany on the 30th June, after a short illness, Mr. Thos. WAKEFORD Sen, aged 80 years. Deceased came to this Colony with the original settlers in 1820, and from that time up to the moment of his death endeavoured in all his transactions to preserve a conscience void of offence towards God and man. His career was that of a Christian, and as such he died, at a good old age. In his last moments he was peaceful and resigned.
DIED on Friday the 23rd instant at Mill River, Mr. John WEBB, aged 76, deeply regretted by a numerous circle of friends. Deceased was one of the original British Settlers of 1820.
Saturday 31 July 1858
[three illegible BMD announcements]
Tuesday 10 August 1858
19th July 1858
To Julius MOSENTHAL Esq, Capetown
Sensible as we are of the great interest you take in the prosperity of the Eastern Province, of your willingness to promote our welfare, and of your ability to be of service to us in Parliament, we again wish to show our confidence in you by asking your consent to allow yourself to be put in nomination as one of the Members of the Legislative Council for the Eastern Province, with the assurance that we shall exert ourselves to obtain your return.
We have the honor to be, Sir,
Your most obedient servants,
Charles LILFORD }
D.G. KANNEMEYER } Municipal Com.
B.N.GOLDMANN J.P. }
John C. ECKLEY
C. ARMSTRONG Dep. Sheriff
William WRENCH J.P.
Charles D. GRIFFITH, Civil Commissioner
Louis GOLDMANN J.P., M.D.C.
Arnoldus M. MEIRING
Johannes A. VORSTER
A.T. KRUGER, Field Cornet
M.T. DU PLESSIS
Johan G. BENDER Sen.
Oliver W. BECK J.P.
Ludwig HOLLANDER M.D., District Surgeon
J. VAN STAVEREN
J.T. HERMAN, Min. Dutch Ref Ch
[R].H. DE VILLIERS
William H. ECKLEY
John DE VOSS
[followed by reply and letter of acceptance from Julius MOSENTHAL]
July 26 1858
Joseph CAWOOD Esq, Grahamstown
We the undersigned qualified electors of the district of Queen’s Town hereby honor ourselves in soliciting you to permit yourself to be put in nomination as a Candidate for a seat in the Legislative Council of this Colony.
Your intimate knowledge of the intimate resources of the Colony and more especially the great insight, through a long residence on the frontier, you necessarily must have obtained of the wants of the Eastern portion thereof, and its relation with the various native tribes, together with your integrity and independence of character, have induced us to make this request, confident that you will not fall short of our expectations, and fulfil the duties of a member of the Eastern division of this Colony to your own, and the satisfaction of your Constituents.
Hoping you will accede to our request, and pledging ourselves in the event of your doing so to use our best exertions to secure your return as one of our representatives,
We have the honor to be, Sir
Your obedient servants,
Edw. Thos. STUBBS
Wm. H. SLADE
[K]. WALKER Jun.
R. VAN DER [LINDE]
P.H. DU PLESSIS
James J. EVA
Jas. Scott PRINGLE
Geo. [STAPLETON] [?].C.
[followed by reply and letter of acceptance from Joseph CAWOOD]
July 27 1858
J.H. GREATHEAD Esq
We deem it highly necessary that the Constituency of this Province should be represented in Parliament by those who not only have an interest in its welfare, but who possess local experience, and a thorough knowledge of its requirements, social as well as political.
Your long residence on the North Eastern border of the Colony, and in the important district of Cradock, and your extended business connections with all parts of the Frontier districts, must necessarily have made you intimately acquainted with those matters which bear more immediately on the interests of the inhabitants of this portion of the Colony: added to which, our knowledge of your character, and of the interest you take in all questions which have for their aim the welfare of the Colony at large, is such as to justify us in expressing an opinion that in the event of your consenting to become a candidate for a seat in the Legislative Council, you will well and faithfully represent the interests of all classes.
We have only further to add that should you accede to our request we shall use our best efforts to secure your election.
We are, dear Sir,
Your most obdt. Servants
Colin T. CAMPBELL
John L. JAFFRAY
[followed by reply and letter of acceptance from J.H. GREATHEAD]
15th July 1858
To Charles POTE Esq
We the undersigned electors of this city most respectfully solicit that you will permit yourself to be put in nomination as our representative in the forthcoming Legislative Council.
From our knowledge of the consistent perseverance and inflexible integrity you have hitherto exemplified on former occasions as our representative, we are fully persuaded that the sacrifice of personal convenience will form with you but a trifling consideration when opposed to the welfare of the community. Should you kindly consent we pledge ourselves to exert every constitutional endeavour to secure your return as our member.
We beg to subscribe ourselves
Yours most respectfully
A.A. O’REILLY, Lieut-Col.
[followed by reply and letter of acceptance from Charles POTE]
Saturday 14 August 1858
BIRTH on the 13th inst at Grahamstown, the wife of Mr. Joseph LAWRANCE of a daughter.
MARRIED on the 13th July at the residence of the Bride’s father, Winterberg, by the Rev. W. Meaden, James, second son of Mr. G. GIBBINS, late of St. Lawrance, Kent, to Martha Martin, second daughter of Mr. E.G. HODGMAN of the same place.
DIED suddenly at his residence Beeste Kraal Farm, Zwagger’s Hoek, District of Somerset, on the 4th instant, Mr. John SMITH, aged 55 years 9 months and 14 days, leaving a widow and 8 children, and a numerous circle of friends and relatives, to deplore his loss. Deceased was one of the original British Settlers of 1820.
[Transcriber’s Note: His DN is here. He was baptised in Mugginton, Derbyshire, very close to Nottingham, so is almost certainly the John SMITH from CALTON’s Party.]
DIED in Natal on the 20th inst, at the Residence of her son-in-law Andrew KENNEDY Esq, Emma, widow of the late George HEATHCOTE Esq and youngest daughter of Thomas PHILLIPS Esq.
MR. CAWOOD’s ELECTION COMMITTEE
G.C. CLOUGH Esq.
Joseph LAWRANCE Esq.
T.F. KING Esq.
W. WEBB Esq.
J.G. FRANKLIN Esq.
D. PENN Esq.
J. WEBB Esq.
W.M. JAFFRAY, Secretary
Tuesday 17 August 1858
ABSCONDED from the service of the undersigned on the 3rd August, my apprentice
About 15 years of age, light complexion, rather stout built, for whose apprehension a warrant has been […ted]. All police constables are hereby solicited to be on the look out for the defaulter, and lodge him in the nearest gaol. He is supposed to have gone in the direction of Graham’s Town, and any person employing or found harbouring him will be dealt with according to law.
Boot and Shoe Maker
August 6 1858
REQUISITION TO WM. SOUTHEY ESQ
23 July 1858
We the undersigned, electors of Graaff-Reinet, do ourselves the honour of again soliciting your services to represent the interests of this important division in the ensuing Legislative Council.
In pledging ourselves to use our every effort to secure your election, we deem it but fair to state that we have been induced to do so not from any wish on our part to tie you down to any particular line of policy, or to fetter the freedom of your own judgement by exacting from you any special pledges.
Your deep concerns in the landed interests in this division, and your extensive, varied and intimate acquaintance with every district of the province, combined with the lively interest you have invariably taken in public matters, render you peculiarly qualified, not only to represent the interests of this division, but at the same time to advocate the cause of the Eastern province generally.
We have the honour to be &c &c
Charles James SPILLER
P.S. FORD J.P. and Clerk of the Peace
Alfred MURRAY J.P.
Samuel BURRELL Senr.
Wm. T. BROWN
Charles John GOODES
[H.S.] VAN BLE[C]K
F. VAN BLE[C]K
Henry C. BLUNDELL
Thomas Ormond COLE
Patrick C. ROSS
C.H. GRISBROOK J.P.
Thos. K. DOREY
J.J. MEINTJES J.Fson
M. [NOONE] Jr.
H.A. ENSLIN J.P. and Field Cornet
Alfred EATES Sen.
Alfred EATES Jun.
[followed by reply and letter of acceptance from Wm. SOUTHEY. There then follows a further requisition to Wm. SOUTHEY signed by the electors of Queen’s Town]
J.A. DE WETT
M.F. DE WETT
J. MUNDELL Sen.
J.P. VAN STRAATEN
Joseph RALPH Jun.
John G. WEBSTER
John McCAIN Sn.
P.J. DE WETT
There then follows a further requisition to Wm. SOUTHEY signed by the electors of Somerset East]
R.M. BOWKER J.P.
W.C.A. DE KLERK
Wm. M. MASKEW
H. DE WET
B.J. DE KLERK
John G. LEPPAN
J. DE VILLIERS
Saturday 21 August 1858
BIRTH at King William’s Town on the 15th August 1858, Mrs.WILLSON, widow of the late Rev. J. WILLSON, of a son.
DIED at Colesberg on Friday afternoon the 13th August 1858, Edward Walter WALLACE, the eldest son of Edward A. WALLACE, Aged 27 years and 4 months, leaving a Widow and 4 Children.
Saturday 28 August 1858
MARRIED by Special Licence at Alice, on Wednesday the 18th inst, by the Rev. W.H. Garner, Mr. B.D. BELL to Miss WRIGHT.
August 23 1858
Tuesday 31 August 1858
The Mill at Bedford is again grinding at full power. Parties having meal in the Mill can remove it at their earliest convenience.
Aug 25th 1858
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
The Undersigned hereby give notice that the Partnership hitherto existing between them has been dissolved by mutual consent. All Persons having Claims against the said Firm are requested to send them in to the first Undersigned for adjustment, who is also authorised to receive all monies due to them
20th Aug 1858
The above Saddlers Business will be conducted by the Undersigned, who trusts by punctuality and good workmanship to merit the public support.
Saturday 4 September 1858
MARRIED in St.John’s Church, Fort Beaufort on Thursday 26th August, by Rev. T. Henchman, Mr. Geo. GILBERT, eldest son of Mr. George GILBERT of Stoneyvale, to Hetty Cecil, eldest daughter of Mr. G. F. STOKES, of Sipton Manor Farm.
MARRIED at Spring Grove, District of Queenstown, on the 28th July, by the Rev. E. Green, E.D. WEBSTER, fourth son of the late G. WEBSTER Esq, Tarka, to Mary Ann Elizabeth MUNDELL, eldest daughter of Mr. H. MUNDELL.
DIED at the residence of Mr. J. PRICE, near Whittlesea, on Sunday August 22, after a few hours illness, Mr. John BRADLEY, aged 75 years, deeply regretted. Relations will please accept this intimation.
DIED on Sunday morning, 15th August 1858, our most beloved Mother, Rose, relict of the late Assistant-Surgeon Patrick McCABE, aged 72 years, 2 months and eight days. Her end was peace.
Joseph McCABE and Brothers
16 August 1858
To Relatives and Friends
DIED at Grahamstown on the 1st Sept, my beloved wife Susannah Sophia JACOBSZ, born HALLIER, aged  years and 5 months.
3rd September 1858.
Saturday 11 September 1858
MARRIAGE on the 7th September at the Cathedral, Grahamstown, by the Venerable N.J. Merriman MA, Archdeacon of Grahamstown, Herbert LONGLANDS BA Balliol College, Oxford, eldest son of the Rev. W.D. LONGLANDS MA, Rector of Gerrans-in-Roseland, Cornwall, and formerly Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, and grandson of Alexander LONGLANDS Esq of Kingston, Jamaica and Stow House, Buckinghamshire, to Janet Isabella Suffield CAMPBELL, eldest daughter of the CAMPBELL of Barbreck, and granddaughter of the late Major General Charles Colin CAMPBELL, Governor of Newfoundland.
DIED at Port Elizabeth on the 7th September, of disease of the heart, Edward Altham COOK, aged 39 years.
DIED at Grahamstown on the 25th August 1858, Edward Jones WOOD, aged 37 years, leaving a widow and four young children.
The undersigned begs most respectfully to thank the kind friends who so readily assisted her in time of trouble.
DIED on the 5th September 1858, Sarah [SAROVANT], eldest daughter of Mr. [B. SAROVANT], Bly River, near Somerset, deeply beloved by all who knew her: aged 18 years and six months. She had been a consistent member of the Wesleyan Church for three years. It may be truly said of her that her end was peace.
DIED on the 7th instant, Emmeline, the beloved infant of Henry and Louisa KNOWLES, aged 11 months and 4 days.
Saturday 18 September 1858
Dr. W. Guybon ATHERSTONE from No.19 to No. 41 Beaufort Street, opposite the residence of Mr. R.G. STONE.
The Inhabitants of Stockenstrom, Victoria and Fort Beaufort are hereby informed that Shops for the Carpenter, Wheelwright and Blacksmith are in operation, and the undersigned is prepared to give directions for work being done with reference to economy and expedition.
A WATER MILL for the Grinding of Corn being in the course of erection, it is expected to be ready for work the beginning of next year.
[Obscured] House Governor of Institution
Sept 2 1858
DIED at Fort Beaufort on the morning of Tuesday the 14th Sept 1858, George, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. [….BAUM], aged 4 months and 14 days.
DIED suddenly at Somerset East on Friday night, the 3rd Sept 1858, Mr. J.W. GOODES. Aged 70 years. Deceased was one of the British Settlers of 1820.
DIED at [..ewell ] Green, near Orange Grove, Kariega, on Wednesday August 15th 1858, after a painful illness, John G. TAYLOR, aged [?] years, leaving an affectionate wife and [illegible] to mourn his irreparable loss.
BIRTH on the th instant, Mrs. F. [….] TAYLOR of a son.
Tuesday 21 September 1858
BIRTH at Grahamstown on Sunday the 19th September, the wife of J. Augustus ERSKINE Esq, Assistant-Commissary-General, of a son.
Tuesday 28 September 1858
DIED at Keiskama Hoek on the 15th September 1858, after a short illness, Robert BADHAM Esq, aged 58 years, late Captain in the Swellendam Levy, deeply regretted by a numerous circle of friends.