ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
August 15th, 1807.
His Excellency Brigadier-General James Montgomerie, Lieutenant-Governor in and
over the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, President in all Courts and
Colleges, &c. &c. &c.
the Place of one of the Kiezers or Electors of this River has become vacant by
the Election of James Johnstone, Esq. as a Member of the Court of Policy, I
hereby have thought fit to issue this my Proclamation hereby calling on all the
Inhabitants of this Colony who being possessed of Five and Twenty Slaves or
more are qualified by the Constitutional Laws of the Colony to vote for the
Election of Kiezers, now to give in their votes for a new Kiezer in the room of
the said J. Johnstone, Esq. a Sealed Box being placed from this Day at the
King's House in Stabroek, for the purpose of receiving the said votes, which
must be signed by the Persons giving them in and Sealed.
Box to be opened and the votes to be examined in my presence and in that of two
Members of the Court and the Secretary of the Colony at the expiration of, 20
Days from this date, and consequently on the 3d September next, when the Person
returned by the majority of the votes shall be declared Kiezer accordingly.
at the King's House in Stabroek,
this 14th Day of August 1807.
F. Tinne, Depy. Secty.
Court of Policy of Essequebo and Demerary, which was assembled this Week, has
adjourned its Sitting till the 31st inst; - At the Meeting of the said Court,
which took place on Thursday last, James Johnstone Esqr. was Sworn in and took
his Seat as a Member of the Court in the room of Alexr. Macrae Esqr.
House, Stabroek, August 15th 1807.
Be Sold. [heading]
Plantation Bekentenisse, in Mahaica, (belonging to Mr. Daniel Timmerman)
containing 150 Acres of Land, Planted with Cotton Trees and Plantains. The
above will be sold with or without Negroes.
a piece of Land, situated on Varken Island (Essequebo) adjoining the Estates of
Messrs. Wm. Deeges and - Kofoed, containing about 220 Acres of Land, more or
less, Planted in Plantains. Particulars may be known by application to A.
Meertens Esq. Plantation Rome.
15th August 1807.
Subscribers to the Quarterly Balls, at Robert Marshall's Hotel, are
respectfully informed, that a Meeting will be held, on Friday the 21st inst. at
1 o'Clock, at the House of the Subscriber, for the purpose of appointing a
Committee, fixing the Periods for the Nights of the entertainments, &c.
&c. - When the Gentlemen Subscribers are requested to attend.
August 15th 1807.
Persons having Wine, or other Goods, on Board the Ship Intrepid, are requested
to send for them, or let the Master know where they are to be landed.
Aug. W. Turnbull.
Subscriber will open School on his own account, on Monday the 31st August, in
the House lately occupied by Mr. Develin, Taylor, deceased, on the South side
of the Street leading to Robb's Stelling. The Terms are, four Dollars for
English Reading and Writing, and six Dollars for ditto with Arithmetic per
Month. As the Fees are reduced, Payment at the end of each Month will be
15th August 1807.
who has been regularly brought up to the Planter's Profession, and is well
acquainted with Sugar Boiling and Destillery [sic]. Any Person wishing to
employ him he will answer to give every satisfaction. A line left at the
Printer's addressed to TT will be attended to. Stabroek, 15th August 1807.
Be Let. [heading]
Whole Concession No. 69 and Buildings, all newly repaired, situated on the
Brick-Dam in Stabroek, lately occupied by Mrs. Bradford: - Enqueire [sic] of
August. C. De Coden.
in front of Plantation Best, a large Punt, with two cross Beams, Any Person
Proving it to be their Property and paying the expences, may have the same by
applying to the Manager on said Estate.
15th August 1807.
is hereby given on the part of the Secretary, that the following Persons intend
Quitting this Colony, at the expiration of the following dates, Viz:
John Craig, in 14 days, August 7th.
John Gray, in 14 days or 3 weeks, August 7th.
Charles Treadwell Jr., either in 14 days or four Weeks - July 29th.
William Brown, in 14 days - 29th July.
C. Stadtman, First Clerk.
mits deezen bekend gemaakt dat ter eerstkoomende Commissariaa[umlaut]le
Vergaadering, in de Maand September aanstaande,
den Heer Chs: Vincent, als Ontvanger der Colonie zal Transporteeren op
verkreegen Authorisatie van den Hove van Justitie, de volgende Loten Nos 62,
68, 72, 67 en 82, gelegen [sic] in Stabroek, aan die geenen welke daartoe
F: C: Engels eene Concessie en Gebouwen op Werk & Rust, aan Thimotheus
J. Bothamley Transport van de Concessie en gebouwen bevoorens bewoond door
Bothamley & Jackson op Cumingsburg aan Wm. King en Q R: Seward,
F: Horn als Speciaale Gemachtigde van Thomas Lawrence Transport van 28 Akkers
Land op de voorgronden van de Pl: La Liberte, Oost zyde in de Creek van Mahayca
aan D: P: Simon, en van gem: D. P. Simon aan Juffw: Marian Deniaut, circa vier
of vyf akkers 2 1/2 akkers aan de Eigenaaren van Pl: L'Amitie en Libertie en
het overblyvende gedeelte aan Concessionarissen van gemelde voorlanden: - en
door D: Cornfoot qq: Marian Deniaut aan de Gemachtigdens van C: S: Parker, de
aldus door D: P: Simon, aan Marian Deniaut getransporteerd 6 akkers,
J: Winandi de halve Concessie Letta: E, Stabroek, aan de Vrye Mulattin
Wm: Brereton Hypotheek op Plantagie Peter's Hall, faveure H: I: Underwood qq. D
& G: Hall,
Frances Stanford Hypotheek op zeeker opstal van een Huis en Gebouwen als mede
het recht op 1/2 Concessie No 8, op de voorgrond van Pl: Vlissingen ten faveure
van T: T: Thompson, alsmede eeen neger meid genaamd Maria haar Eigendom,
M. Marx Transport van de Pl: Lower Paerl aan Aleyne & John Culpeper, welke
laastgemelde ter gelyker tyd zullen passeeren Hypotheek ten faveure van C: M:
Overweg gevestigd op gem: Plantage Cum annexis, mits gaaders ses en veertig
Stuks Slaaven alles volgens Inventaris ter Secretary alhier berustende,
J: Van Groeningen Hypotheek op desselfs houtgrond genaamd Nooitgedagt geleegen
in de Booven Rivier met 15 koppen Slaaven, blykens Inventaris ter Secretary
alhier berustende, ten faveur van H: W: Knolman,
Secretary van Demerary, 15 Aug: 1807.
C. Stadtman, Eerste Clercq.
the following appear in the earlier issue? – 18070808EDRG?]
Virtue of appointment granted by his Honour V. A. Heyliger Acting President of
the Honourable Court of Justice, on the Petition of Alexander Reith by the
death of Robert Stephenson and absence of John Porter only remaining Executor
in this Colony of Richard Porter deceased; are herewith by me Marshal of the
Honourable Court of Justice for the first time by Edict Summoned all known and
unknown Creditors of the said Estate to appear before the Honourable Court of
Justice at their Session in the Town of Stabroek on the 21st and following Days
of September next; in order to render their pretentions against the said Estate
and lay their claim thereto accordingly. Whereas after the expiration of this
first, second, third and fourth Summons by Edict against the non-appearers will
be proceeded to obtain perpetual silence. Thus Published and Affixed there and
where it ought to be.
Demerary, 8th August, 1807.
Tyssen [sic], Jr. Marshal.
from the Dutch.
P. Simon, Sworn Translator.
Authority obtained and contained in the appointment granted by his Honour V. A.
Heyliger LL.D. Acting President of the Honourable Court of Justice of Demerary,
I the Underwritten in capacity as first Marshal of this Colony, make known that
I shall Expose and Sell at Marshal's Sale in the presence of the Honourable
Commissaries of the Court of Justice and their Secretary at the Court House in
Stabroek on the Seventh Day of September, 1807, to the highest bidders: -
behalf of J. Scott Triumphant, versus R. Forshaw, two Concessions situated in
Cumingsburg, forming a square, standing on one of those Concessions one Logie,
long about 50 feet and breadth 35 feet, and on the other a few brick pillars;
also a frame of Colony wood, laying thereon long 36 by 24 feet, one and half
storie high, not raised.
behalf of F. Meagher joint Executor with R. Stephenson deceased, to the Estate
of W. Hogan Triumphants, versus A. Gray, one-third of the Concession and
Buildings in Cumingsburg, at present occupied by the said A. Gray.
in behalf of A. Fleischman Triumphant, versus John Henderson, one Concession
and Buildings on the front of Werk & Rust, situated betwixt the Concessions
of Mr. J. P. Muncker at the one and Messrs. Engels & Van Senden at the
other side; the same Concession being at present occupied by said Henderson.
Whoever should conceive to have any right to oppose against any of the
aforesaid Sales will address themselves in writing at the Marshal's Office,
where I shall receive them as Opposer or Opposers and appoint a Day to go to
Law; and further any Person or Persons inclined to Purchase are requested to
attend on the Day of Sales aforesaid.
Demerary, 13 August, 1807.
Smit, first Marshal.
from the Dutch.
P. Simon, Sw. Translator.
District of Bridge Town. [heading]
a parcel of round Iron Bars were landed on the Stelling in this District in the
month of December last, and left there an unreasonable time, in violation of a
certain Clause of the 3d Article of the Regulations of this District, this
Advertisement is to inform Persons concerned that if the said Iron Bars so
found on this Stelling be not claimed and the Wharfage and Storage not paid in
due time after this, they will be sold to defray the expences.
15th August, 1807.
Subscriber takes the liberty to inform his Friends and the Public in General
that he has taken over the remaining Lease of the Appartments [sic] lately
occupied by the Eendragt Society; - the centrical situation and the
spaciousness of which render them very eligible for Public meetings of any
magnitude. Having also a number of spacious and airy Bed Rooms, Gentlemen from
the Country, &c. may meet with every accommodation.
[sic] and Bouillon, every day at Eleven o'Clock as usual.
of Vlissengen Estate.
Subscribers offer For Sale the Cargo's [sic] of the Brigs Planter and Valerius,
and New England Shingles,
and White Oak Shooks,
Saddle and Draft Horses,
a few pipes and hogsheads of choice Madeira Wine, a few puncheons of good Oats,
and Fire Stones.
King & Co.
15th August, 1807.
Domicilium Citandi et Executandi of the Subscriber is at the House of Mr. E.
Troughton, North-Dam, Stabroek.
15th August 1807.
Let Reasonable. [heading]
Valuable Premises formerly occupied by Culpeper & Troughton at the end of
the American Stelling: - For particulars enquire of
15th. E. Troughton.
Underwritten having seen Execution stuck up against him by N. Rousselet, which
he thinks a very unlegal one, as he has paid Cash and Notes of Hand to the
amount of the debt and upwards, according to his Receipts and which will be
seen in next weeks Paper such unlawful proceedings.
August, 1807. R. Forshaw.
Lottery of [heading]
M. Ponssio. [heading]
a Clock with an Organ, having two Plates, the first marking the Hour with a
hand that marks the Seconds; the second marks the Month, Date, and the Day of
the Week. This Clock will be Lotted away for Twenty Persons each f 110 is f
2200. The Clock is to be seen on the Concession No. 12 belonging to the
deceased Mr. Mutz, on Werk & Rust.
15th August, 1807.
Persons inclined to contract for digging and cleaning the Trenches of Union
District known by the name of New Town, in the front of Vlissengen, may send in
Tenders for the same during the ensuing Week to the Subscriber, when the lowest
offer will be accepted.
August, 1807. R. B. Daly,
himself and the other Commissaries.
Mules have been taken-up and sent to the Barracks, viz: one by Mr. R. Van
Cooten, on the 31st of July last; and the one by the Dienders on the 12th
Instant; The Owners thereof can have them, by applying to the Drossaard, and
Paying the Expences.
August 15th 1807.
long rodomontade signed Thos. Lawrence in your last paper, is no defence
whatever of his Conduct. He wanders entirely from the question; thinking by
that method to mislead and deceive the Public as usual. I shall keep to the
point . - The only reason which induced me to Publish my former Letter was an
earnest desire to see Justice done to poor innocent Children, deserted and left
totally unprovided for by their unnatural Parent; - the same motive activates
me now. The Children of Sally Lawrence styling him their Father, was the cause
of my not calling him to account for their Mother's Property sooner, thinking
it impossible that he should be so entirely devoid of that feeling which all
the Brute Creation possess, in a greater or less degree. Whether he has
abridged the Estate of Sally Lawrence or not, is nothing to the purpose; - he
has attempted to depart from the Colony without giving a proper account
thereof, and without making the provision which he Solemnly decided he had
done. This can, and will be Proved in regular time; besides Miss Harriet is
now in this Colony, who is not at all Scrupulous in averring that she could
make no arrangement with him on any terms; - her Brother Tom, and People of
great Respectability can Prove the same, and also that he even added Insult to
Injury, by asking her, when she discoursed with him about her Mother's
Property, whether she was a Free Person!!
As to this any thing but the Gentleman's
attempt to wit upon me, it only has the Effect of setting the visible muscles
even of my gloomy Phiz in motion. It certainly never was my disposition to
accumulate riches in his way that I have no Estate at present is very true; -
that my Estate was Sold at Marshal-Sale is equally so, and no secret, nor do I
wish it to be one, for it is no dishonour; He stood by, when my Property was
Sold, and knows that I became from that moment the looser of upwards of Twenty
Thousand Guilders; but Poverty is no Sin. The Honest mind is not at all
degraded by Misfortune; and whatever waste there was in my Estate. Who knows
more of those who had a share in it than I do. After my Experience however, he
certainly ought to excuse my not wishing him to become my Guardian; - all this,
however, is nothing at all to the purpose, it is not worth taking up your time,
nor my own to relate; let Mr. Lawrence do Justice to the Children. I forgive
his treatment and slander of me; and if he will not, I have done what I considered
my duty: I have held up his Conduct and Character to Public View, and have no
doubt he will meet with the deserved contempt and reprobation of every one
whose opinions in the least worth regarding. I am &c.
8th August 1807.
Monday the 17th inst. at the Vendue Office, by order of Messrs. Fryer &
Morgan, the Buildings on Lot No. 35, situated in Bridge Town, consisting of a
new Dwelling House 30 feet long and 18 feet wide, kitchen, &c. Terms of Sale,
3, 6, and 9 month's credit.
by order of Mr. H. H. Schaapers and D. W. F. Steffan, qq. a half Lot of Land
No. [blank], with a Dwelling House, Kitchen, and Necessary thereon, situated in
front of Plantation Werk and Rust, and now occupied by P. van Straaten.
Tuesday the 18th inst. at the store of Messrs. Thomas Shute & Co. late
Messrs. Fisher & Chorley's) [sic - no left parenthesis], Mess beef,
mackarel, tongues, tripe, herrings, mould candles, white and yellow soap,
canisters of tea, barrels tobacco, tar, temper lime, brandy, porter, ale and
beer per dozen, white lead, paint oil, and furniture. Also a stout negro.
Wednesday the 19th inst. in the forenoon at Plantation Bel Air, some very
handsome Furniture, consisting of mahogany dining tables, ditto chairs, and
sophas, a very elegant mahogany clothes press, a ditto bedstead, looking
glasses, card tables, plate and glass ware, beds and mattresses, milch cows,
and sundry other articles.
Friday and Saturday the 21st and 22d inst. by order of Hk. Haseman and H. A.
Eberhardi, Executors of H. Mutz, deceased, two-thirds of Lot No. 12, with the
Houses thereon, situated on the lands of Plantation Werk and Rust, formerly
occupied by Mr. Mutz. The other one-third part of the same Lot No. 12, with all
the Buildings thereon, at present occupied by Mr. I. I. Berteling. The half
Lot No. 18, situated on the Middle Dam of Stabroek, between the lots of Dr.
Lloyd and Mr. B. Teyssen, at present occupied by Miss Luder, Fifteen Negroes,
viz tailors, house boys, grass-cutters, hucksters, and house girls; a chaise
and saddle horse, with chaise harness, and saddle, several cows and calves,
house furniture, waterstands, men's and women's clothes, &c. &c.
second June Mail which arrived here on Saturday, brought no European News, of
which we were not previously in possession. - a Barbados Mercury of the 28th
ult. contains, two Letters relative to the late affair between the Leopard and
Chesapeake frigates which may in some measure direct opinions, upon the probable
consequences likely to result from that affair.
French privateer schooner is said to have taken an English brig (supposed to be
the William from Boston) which was laying out side the Bar of Berbice River on
Sunday or Monday last, the brig beat her off in the first instance, but after
repairing her damages, it is supposed, she boarded and carried the brig.
Cleared at this Port since our last:
Dian, J. Morss, for Portsmouth.
Emeline, H. Hubbard, Boston.
Montpelier, R. S. Tibbetts, Portsmouth.
of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
Stocks of Demerary, the 15th August, 1807.
J. H. King.
R. B. Daly.
Pl. Bel Aire.
Pl. O. Nassau,
R. B. Daly.
G. Martens, Drossart.
Stabroek: Printed and Published
(at Thirty-three Guilders per Annum)
By Edward James Henery.