Grahamstown Journal

Grahamstown Journal 1842 - 2 - April to June

Thursday 14 April 1842

MARRIED this morning in St.George's Church, Graham's Town by the Rev.John Heatyside [sic] Mr.William OGILVIE Jun. to Miss Margaret DIXON
14 April 1842

Thursday 21 April 1842

MARRIED on Monday the 20th March last by the Rev Mr. Reid of Colesberg, Fleetwood RAWSTORNE Esq, Civil Commissioner of the Division of Colesberg, to Elizabeth Gilfillan, eldest daughter of the Rev James MURRAY.

Thursday 28 April 1842

BIRTH on Wednesday 27th inst. Mrs.James BLACK of a daughter
Graham's Town 28th April 1842

DIED at Cradocks Town Estate on Sunday 17th April last, Caroline, wife of Mr.John SCHEUBLE, aged 31 years, deeply lamented by her relations and acquaintance, to whom she was greatly endeared by her affectionate disposition and amiable manners.

Thursday 5 May 1842

The Albany Library will be opened on Tuesday 10th May when His Honor the Lieut.Governor will preside at a Public Breakfast to be given at the Library. The band of the 91st Regt., which has been kindly lent for the occasion, will be in attendance.
Gentlemens Tickets 10s
Ladies Tickets 5s
As only limited numbers of persons can be accommodated, an early application for Tickets is recommended, in order that arrangements may be made for the company attending on this most interesting occasion. The surplus of funds raised for the Breakfast will be applied towards defraying the expenses incurred in fitting up the Building as a Library. The Breakfast will be open to the Public, and not confined to Shareholders only. Tickets to be obtained from Mr.CAFFYN until Saturday 7th May, after which no more will be issued.

Thursday 26 May 1842

BIRTH at Begelly on Saturday 21st inst, Mrs.Edward PHILLIPPS of a son.

BIRTH at Colesberg on the 20th instant, Mrs.W.P.R.DIXON of a son
26 May 1842

DIED at Lang Kloof on Thursday 12th instant, Mr. Jacobus J.RADEMEYER, JP for the District of George, aged 52 years, 1 month and 7 days, deeply and universally regretted.

Mr. Jacobus P.RADEMEYER, whose death took place on the 12th instant, has left a large circle of friends deeply lamenting his loss. Deceased was an old and tried servant of the public for many years, having rendered his personal services to the colony from his earliest years. He served with the commando under Colonel GRAHAM in 1812, when the Kafirs were driven from the Zuurverdt. In 1819 he joined the command under Colonel WILLSHIRE, as Field-cornet of George District, when he was 17 months away from his home. Upon the breaking out of the Kafir irruption of 1835 he immediately volunteered his services, and leaving his home in the month of January he proceeded with the George burghers with all expedition to the Frontier, with whom he joined Colonel SOMERSET at Bushman's River, and took part with his burghers in a sharp skirmish with the Kafirs in the Bushman's River poort, where the Kafirs, who were in considerable force, made a stout resistance, upon which occasion Lieut.O'REILLY was severely wounded. The division of the burghers under his orders thence proceeded along the coast, crossing the Fish River at Kafir drift, and occupied the heights above Trompeter's drift. On the 9th March 1835, while co-operating with a force under Colonel SOMERSET, acting in the defiles and passes of the Fish River Bush near Trompeter's Drift, he with only 45 men of his force came suddenly upon a very considerable body of Kafirs, strongly posted along the sides of a deep ravine. A fierce encounter immediately took place. In a very short period this gallant little body found themselves opposed by an increasing force of Kafirs from all points, with guns as well as assegais.

Thursday 2 June 1842

DIED at Graham's Town on Tuesday 24th May, aged 39 years, the wife of Mr. W. SMITH, Land Surveyor.

Wm.ANDERSON Sen.& Co. have removed from Bathurst Street to the Stores situated at the corner of High Street and Church Square, formerly occupied by Messrs.J.NORDEN & Co.

Thursday 9 June 1842

MARRIED on the 31st ult. by the Rev.J.Edwards, Wesleyan Minister, Mr.Joshua TROLLIP to Rhoda Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. James COLLETT of Groen Fontein in the District of Cradock
June 2nd 1842

MARRIED at Uitenhage on Tuesday 31st ult. by the Rev.A.Smith, Edward Herrick, eldest son of R.C.HARKER Esq.,JP, Government Resident of Plettenberg Bay, to Wilhelmina Elizabeth, eldest daughter of S.H.DU TOIT Esq.,JP of Uitenhage.

DIED on Monday Feb 23 at his residence in Mount Pleasant, Ross, Herefordshire, aged 75, George AVELINE Esq., father of the Rev.George AVELINE, Graham's Town.

Thursday 16 June 1842

MARRIED at Somerset on the 9th ultimo, by the Rev J Pears, of the Dutch Reformed Church, Robert BLACKBEARD to Charlotte Amelia, eldest daughter of Mr. John TESTARD of Reit Fontein, District of Somerset.

DIED at Fort Beaufort on the 14th instant, Major Edward MOLESWORTH, Barrack-master, aged 63 years. Deeply regretted by all who knew him.

Thursday 23 June 1842

A Commodious House
At the above place, containing seven rooms, out-offices etc, at present occupied as a Mission House by the Wesleyan connexion, the Proprietor has no objection to take half of the purchase money in barter for merchandise
Apply to Mr.E.WEBB, Fort Beaufort or to the Undersigned
Fort Beaufort, 18th June 1842

Thursday 30 June 1842

Dissolution of Partnership
Mr. William SMITH having retired from the Partnership heretofore existing between him and Mr. Edward PARKER at Graham's Town, it has this day been Dissolved by mutual consent. The Business of the late firm will be carried on by Mr. PARKER alone at his residence at the corner of St.George's Church. All debts due to the late firm are to be paid to Mr. W. SMITH, who will pay all liabilities due by the late firm.
William SMITH
High-street, Graham's Town, 29th June 1842.

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