ESSEQUEBO [Colophon] & DEMERARY
ROYAL [Colophon] GAZETTE.
Excellency Brigadier General Nicholson, Acting Lt. Governor in and over the
Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, and their Dependent Districts, President in
all Courts and Colleges, &c. &c. &c.
vacancies have taken place in the College of Kiezers of this River, in
consequence of the departure from the Colony of Fr: Martin Esq. and of the
death of James Ogle Esq., and whereas it is also necessary that two new
Finantial [sic] Representatives for Demerary should be elected, viz: in the
room of the said James Ogle Esq. deced: and of John Wilson, Esq. who completed
his two Years of Acting in that situation in December last;
I have thought
fit to issue this my Proclamation, thereby calling on all Inhabitants who,
being possessed of five and twenty Slaves or upwards, are entitled to vote for
the Election of Kiezers and of Financial Representatives, now to give in their
votes for two Kiezers, in the room of Fr: Martin Esq. and of the deceased Js.
Ogle Esq. and for two Financial Representatives in the room of the said James
Ogle Esq. deced: and of John Wilson Esq.
The Votes which
ought to be signed and contained in a Sealed Note, must be deposited before the
5th July next, at the Government Secretary's Office in Stabroek, where a Sealed
Box shall be placed to receive them; - and upon the expiration of that time,
the said Votes will be examined with the usual formalities and the Persons elected
to the vacant situations aforesaid, proclaimed accordingly.
Given at the
King's House in Stabroek, Demerary, this 11th June 1808.
Actg. Lt. Govr.
P. F. Tinne, Dy.
their way the Oronook, at the Undersigned Plantation, Ten Negroes (seven Men,
two Women and a Child) in a four-oar'd Tent Boat, on the stern of which is
written Recovery. They will be delivered to their Owners upon application, and
on adequate Reward being given to the Negroes who secured them.
11th June, 1808.
offers for Sale about 100 very Prime Angola Slaves, who have been near three
months in the Colony, consequently may be considered as seasoned. Payment
would be received in Coffee, Cotton, Rum or Sugar.
11th June, 1808.
Landing and for
Sale at the Store of the Undersigned: -
Irish butter in
Do. mess beef in
whole and half barrels,
Do. pork do.,
Lamp oil in
Paint and paint
Brown beer in
Slender do. do.,
Cordage from 1
1/2 to 4 1/2,
Seine and sewing
Flag and log
Who has also for
sale, a very handsome set of glass ware, and a patent curricle harness.
Tin and japann'd
A variety of
glass ware, and candlesticks.
F. C. Otto.
BILLS ON NEW
has for Sale Bills of Exchange on New York, to the amount of a few Thousand
Dollars, which will be drawn for in any sums to suit purchasers.
He also offers
to Sell or rent his House in Cumingsburg, possession to be given immediately.
11th June, 1808.
The JULY CONVOY. [heading]
Ship Olive Branch, Robt: Millon, Master, stands first class at Lloyd's. For
Freight or Passage please apply to the Master on board, or to Mr. Linging at
the Store of P. Verbeke, Esq. New-Town.
The Barque Swan
for Bristol, being unexpectedly detained until July, the Subscribers will be
thankful to their Friends for any assistance given her, and will be glad to be
informed as early as possible, what freight they wish to ship, in order that
none may be disappointed.
J. L. & G.
A Meeting of the
Proprietors and Inhabitants of Kingston is requested at the House of mr. James
Hunter on Tuesday next 14th inst. at 12 o'Clock, to hear the communications of
the Commissaries in respect to the appropriation of the Funds arising from the
1 per cent Tax, and any other matters that may be laid before the Town for
J. Hicks, [right
pointing brace, indicationg, 'Commissaries.']
Just Imported by
the latest Arrivals and for Sale by the Subscriber the following Articles, very
reasonable for prompt Payment, viz; -
mess beef and pork in half barrels, new Irish rose butter in whole and half
firkins, hams, tongues, tripe, cheese, Scotch barley, refined sugar, hyson tea,
table salt, black pepper, mustard, pickles, vinegar, ketchup, ling fish,
potatoes, Madeira, port wine per dozen, porter, old cogniac brandy, old rum,
soap, candles, starch, blue, linens, sheetings, printed callicoes, cambric,
handkerchiefs, Gentlemens' and Lady's boots, shoes, hats, stockings, umbrellas,
newest fashion vests, pantaloons, slops, India nankeens, flannell [sic], green
cloth, tapes, marsellas quiltings, oznabrugs [sic], corks, paint and oil,
assortment of nails, Queen's ware, tin ware, glass ware, axes, hoes, shovels,
cutlasses, hinges, cotton gin cranks with brasses, cannister powder and patent
shot, knives and forks, carvers, pins, needles, scissars, penknives, cork-screws,
razors in cases, perfumery, dressing cases, boxes bubbles, hammock and deep sea
lines, saws, planes, files, chalk lines, sein and sewing twine, padlocks, iron
pots, horse and shoe brushes, tobacco and salt in barrels, and sundry other
A New Punt for
Sale or Hire,
Who requests the
favour of all those indebted to him for last years account and notes of hand,
will come forward with payment.
Notice 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: -
James Purcell in
3 Weeks from 10 June 1808.
W. A. Perry with
the July Convoy, Do.
Mrs. Tapers, in
14 days, Do.
George Bone, in
14 days, from 30th May 1808.
Adam Hill, in 14
days, from 31st May.
in 14 days from 27th May.
J. C. Stadtman,
deezen geadverteerd dat ter aanstaande Commissariaale Vergaadering zal worden
Door D. H. Van
Nooten & J. Steur als Voogden over de Kinderen van G. W. Hitzler Transport
van hun aandeel in de Effecten van den Boedel wylen H. Milborn en M. De Vries,
aan en ten behoeve van Mejuffrouw de Wede: F. B. Poppelman.
Door D. H. Van
Nooten en D. L. C. Martini qq Mevrouw de Wed: C. D. Mack Transport 4 Gedeelte
in voornoemde Boedels en Effecten aan gemelde Wed: F. B. Poppelman.
Door Idem qq als
vooren Transport van 2-3 Gedeelte van de Pl. den Amstel meede aan meergemelde
de Wed: Poppelman.
Door J. J. Deeges
qq de Wed: F. B. Popppelman Transport van 1-3 Gedeelte in de Plant: t'
Vergenoegen aan de Weduwe C. D. Mack.
Door de Wed: F.
B. Poppelman Hypotheecq faveur haar Kinderen in Huwelyk verwekt by G. W.
Hitzler op de Plant: den Amstel.
Hypotheecq faveur de Wed. C. D. Mack meede op gemelde Pl. den Amstel.
Door W. Riley
Transport van de halve Concessie of lot Land geleegen in Cumingsburg bekend
onder No 31 met alle de daaropstaande gebouwen aan J. McIntosh.
Robertson Transport van de Concessie No 30 met gebouwen geleegen aan de Middel
dam van Stabroek, aan J. L. Morson, en door laastgemelde aan L. Van Rossum.
Door J. McCamon
qq Lambert Blair Transport van de Plantagie Chance Hall aan B. Loustall in dien
voor die tyd van t' Hoff van Justitie Brieven von Decreet optineerd.
Demerary den 11
J. C. Stadtman,
having received positive injunction from the Lords of the Post-Masters General
not to give Credit on the Public Account - is constrained to inform the
Residents in Guiana that no trust for Letters will be admitted for the future
at this Office. - And as the receipts are to be immediately remitted to Great
Britain he requests that all who are now indebted for Letters will forthwith
Pay the same.
General of Guiana.
hand icon] The Sale at the King's House was postponed to Thursday next, the
On Wednesday the
15th June, [see 18080430EDRG] . . .
Also a quantity
of Cogniac Brandy in Casks from 10 to 60 Gallons.
On Saturday the
18th and Monday the 20th inst, by order of James Purcell, at the Store lately
occupied by F. Meagher, on the American Stelling, - Best Irish pork and butter,
Cogniac brandy, madeira [sic - not capitalized] wine in pipes, hogsheads and
quarter casks, Ironmongery, glass ware, stationary, Sailors and Negro
cloathing, cotton bagging and a variety of other Articles.
W Turner informs
his Friend he has just landed from the Flora, an elegant assortment of the most
fashionable London articles, consisting of Jewelery in all its branches,
embroidered robes, habit shirts, trimings in muslin, pearls, bugles and silver,
black muslins and cambrics, cotton and French cambrcis, bombazines,
bombazettes, crape, callicoes, ginghams, jeans, broad cloths and kerseymeres,
muslin shawls, silk do., fancy handkerchiefs, black silk hats, do. poke
bonnets, straw do. for Ladies' and Children, Ladies' and Gentlemens' wigs,
shoes, boots, hose, gloves, ribbon, thread and cotton lace, checks, britanias,
platillias, brown Irish, fine Irish linen, long lawn, diaper table cloths,
huckaback, dowlas, sheeting, muqueto [sic] muslin, leather hats and caps,
looking glasses, cherry and rasberry brandy, sugar plumbs, do. candy,
capilaire, rasberry vinegar, almonds, raisins, plumbs and currants, a general
assortment of perfumery, Tunbridge boxes and work baskets, hams, pine cheese, tripe,
pearl barley, peas, spices assorted, hyson tea, refined sugar, Stoughton's
bitters, essence peppermint, antique oil, anchovies, do. sauce, capers, olives,
curry powder, sweet oil, catchup, coratch [sic], Quin's sauce, soy, and a great
variety of articles of various descriptions.
has received by the London Fleet, a large and elegant collection of printed
callicoes, coloured counterpanes, linens, shirting and lining callicoes,
coloured nankeens, cotton towells, pocket handkerchiefs, sallad oil, pickles,
mustard, capers, paints and oil, porter, Madeira wine, &c. &c.
Which he will
dispose of reasonable for immediate payment.
Now Landing form
the Brig Peggy, Capt: Pullen, from London, and for Sale by the Subscriber, a
small but good assortment of the following Articles, which will be sold very
low by the Package for Cash only, being a Consignment.
attending Collections are so well known, that it is unnecessary to say any
thing in excuse of the salutary precautions the Subscriber is obliged to adopt
in his future dealings with those whose Accounts to ultimo December are yet
outstanding:- to his Friends who have always honorably dealt with him it would
be almost as much injustice as foreign to his interest to refuse Credit.
Casks of prime
Beef and Pork,
Rounds prime Ox
Half kegs split
peas and pearl barley,
Best Poland Oats
Fine small ale
in tierces 8 dozen each,
Old port, hock
and claret in cases 2 dozen each,
chaise harness and whips,
Best flint wine
Rich cut glass
English China in whole and half table sets,
gold tea and coffee services,
hand basons and ewers,
and coffee bagging,
Sail canvas No 1
Green card and
extra table cloths, 5, 6, 7 and 8-4,
brown, mixt, corbeau and blue Ladies' cloth,
leather hats with gold and silver bands and lace,
jackets lined and unlined,
Boxes eau de
Small cases of
perfumery calculated for the toilet containing 12 pounds violet powder, 6 pots
and 2 rolls pomatum, 8 boxes tooth powder and 6 brushes, 2 bottles lav: 1 milk
roses, 2 scent, and 1 honey water, 6 cakes Windsor soap, 1 dressing comb and
comb brush, and 1 powder puff,
Cordage from 9
threads to 2 1/2 inches,
Boat cables 4 to
White rope 1 1/4
to 2 inches.
Port and sherry
brandy in cases,
& table beer,
Mould candles 4
to the pound,
and castile soap,
An assortment of
breakfast cups and saucers,
knives and forks,
A bedstead with
Eau de Cologne et d'Acquebusade,
Rose, honey and
Boots and shoes,
Silk and beaver
A Lady's elegant
saddle and bridle,
A very handsome
curicle harness so constructed as to suit a chariot,
Seine and sewing
Nails 4 to 30
penny and coopers nails,
Paint oil and
Linen and cotton
Large and small
brass lock cocks,
stock and padlocks,
A few kegs
temper lime, &c. &c.
January [sic], 1808.
London in the Ship Flora, Capt. Hardy, and for Sale by the Subscribers:-
gigs with best plated harness, small sets mahogany dining tables, pembroke do.,
brass-bound mahogany writing desks, bamboo, cane-bottom and cherry tree chairs,
mahogany night do., mahogany backgammon boxes, do. liquor cases 6 bottles each,
dressing glasses, tent bedsteads with musqueto netting, mattresses, &c. complete,
best hair mattresses with bolsters and pillows, from 3 to 5 1/2 feet wide,
musqueto lawn, plated cruet stands, bottle coasters and candlesticks, knives
and fork [sic], candle shades with and without stands, vase and barrel lamps,
and a large assortment of plain and cut glass ware, painted wire meat safes,
sets of blue table ware, saddlery, white and coloured horse netts, stationary,
Gentlemens' fashionable wearing apparel, military and hessian dress boots and
shoes, strong walking do., flannel jackets, do. night gowns, silk and beaver
hats, Planters' broad-rim'd do., Childrens' do., servants' glazed do. with
silver bands, scarlet, blue and black superfine broad cloth and cassimeres, 8-4
green cloth for tables, do. gauze for window blinds, finest swanskin and Welsh
flannels, printed and white marseilles, and black silk waistcoating, India
dimity, white and yellow nankeens, salempores, checks, Ladies' and Gentlemens'
cotton stockings, silk braces, gloves, black crape and bombazine, black and
colour'd silk handkerchiefs, Irish linens and sheetings, white and brown Russia
do. and duck, flax and tow oznabrugs, damask, dinner and breakfast table cloths
of various sizes and patterns, 8-4 huckaback, D'Oyles, negro hats and blankets,
cloathing and slops, Coker and brown canvas No 1 to 4, cordage 1 to 4 inch, 4
1/2 do. for raising mill points, boat cables 4 1/2 to 6 inch, white rope 1/4,
1/2 and 2 inch, deep sea, fishing and chalk lines, sein and sewing twine,
blocks assorted, pump leather, bottled beer and porter, draught do., Irish mess
beef and pork in whole and half barrels, Westphalia hams, Bologna sausages,
Gloucester cheese, lyng fish in small boxes, pickled tripe and ox tongues in
kegs, pickled oysters, anchovie, mushroom and other fish sauces, French olives,
capers, pickles in cases of 6 bottles each, sallad oil and mustard, garden
seeds in small boxes, fine old Grenada and Antigua rum, and cogniac brandy in
kegs of 10 gallons and upwards, hyson tea, refined sugar, spices, black pepper,
sago, starch and blue, pearl barley in kegs, Hoffmans raspberry vinegar, cherry
and raspberry brandy, finest Turkey figs in jars, rose and lavender water,
Stoughton's bitters, best yellow bark, handsome mahogany family medicine chests
with medicine, &c. complete, paints and paint oil, neatsfoot do., spirits
turpentine, and white wine vinegar in jugs, white, yellow and soft soap,
candles, mill grease in kegs, fowling pieces, gun powder and shot, handsome
military hangers, sheet lead, copper teaches, iron boilers, grating bars, Swedish
bar iron assorted, iron pots, boat anchors, grapnels, nails 4d, 6d, 8d, 10d,
20d, 30d and 5 inch spikes, round and axe-eyed falling axes, hoes, shovels and
cutlasses, steelyards from 1 to 150lbs., small iron chests, vat and puncheon
iron hoops, [illegible]g wood and truss do., copper scummers and ladles, brass
wire coffee manaries, and sheet copper, agreeable to directions received from
the most experienc'd coffee planters of this Colony, brass wire for manaries,
do. twisted parrot cages, iron coffee roasters, tin kettles, japann'd coffee
biggins, and German coffee pots, box and other coffee mills, horn and tin
lanthorns, and a general assortment of single and double block tin ware,
japann'd trunks of various sizes with best trunk locks, black leather portmanteaus,
red-gilt and hair trunks in nests, iron remin'd [sic] brass and stock locks,
hinges, marking irons, coopers' and carpenters' tools, vat and wine brass lock
cocks, grind stones, Swedish tar, &c. &c.
Who have on hand
a quantity of old London particular Madeira Wine in pipes and hogsheads.
11th June, 1808.
For SALE by
[sic] & Co.
11th June, 1808.
takes the liberty of recommending the Person of D. W. F. Steffan with all his
Capacities to any one who might be in want of a Book-keeper and a Cashier
(other-ways said a Cash-keeper) which last profession he does understand in a
masterly manner, of which the former Butchery of L. Egnar can give the most
sensible proofs of. Any one now who is wishful of employing said honest D. W.
F. Steffan in the afore-mentioned Professions can have a more ample and exact
information concerning his Capacities, by the Subscriber.
J. J. Boullier.
NB. All Persons yet indebted to the
former Butchery of L. Egnar, are requested not to pay any monies to the
above-mentioned Steffan as his receipts after this will not be approved of.
The Residence of
Andrew Rose sworn Land Surveyor is now Cumingsburg (near the road leading from
the Block House) where he will be happy to receive the orders of those
Gentlemen, who wish Plats of their Estates wish their different Fields,
Divisions, &c. on a large scale, and their Boundaries run out and adjusted.
Ondergeteekende is thans gedomicileerd in Cumingsburg, digt by de weg die naar
het Block Huis leid, alwaar het hem aangenaam zal zyn orders te ontsangen, van
de Heeren Planters die geneegen mogten zyn hem te employeeren tot het maaken
van Plans figuratur van hunne Plantagien, met derzelves [illegible]nnen
verdeer, lingen, &c. of tot het bepaalen van derzelves courte-en-limiten.
note: no 'undersigned' (ondergeteekende) - presumed to be Andrew Rose, as above]
built Ship Mirvin, Joshua James, master, will positively sail with the Convoy
in July for London, and has at present two-thirds of her Cargo engaged. The
Subscribers request such Gentlemen as have promised Freight to the above
Vessel, to be as speedy as possible in sending it on board, and will feel much
obliged to the remainder of their Friends for their early assistance in
completing the Load.
J. L. & G.
G. J. Furnace.
The JULY CONVOY. [heading]
fast-sailing copper'd Snow Ann Mackenzie, burthen 270 tons, Wm: Nelson, Master,
mounts 16 Guns. For Freight or Passage apply to
11th June, 1808.
De Hoop on the West side in the Creek Mahaica, situated between the Estates of
J. Barnwell and Thos: Lawrence, Esqrs. containing 100 Acres in good bearing
Plantains and about 50 Acres in young Cotton, all well worked, besides more
land fit for Provisions aback; Transport can be given immediately, a moderate
first payment is expected, and the remainder of the capital in four annual
payments. For further information apply to
DRIFTED OR STOLEN.
Stelling at Fort William Frederick, on Friday Night the 2d Inst, a Clinker
built Yawl, Copper fastened, about 14 feet Keel, Painted Black inside and White
out, Rows four Oars, and has a Step in the Foresheets for a Mast. Any Person
having found the same will be Rewarded by applying to the Subscriber, or the
Printer, If found in any Person's Possession after this they will be
Prosecuted according to Law.
June, 1808. [heading]
At a meeting
held at Marshall's Hotel this day, in consequence of the prior meeting in the
House of the Revd: W. G. Straghan, to take into consideration, the best means
of establishing a Chapel in the Town of Stabroek, for the Members of the Church
Excellency the Governor, [centered]
It was Resolved,
- That to the inattention and negligence of Divine Worship, the anarchy and
misery which have so long deluged the world, and caused the affliction of
mankind is greatly to be attributed, that it behoves every one but is
especially essential, to the dignity and respectability of English Colonists,
to mark the outward respect (which they inwardly acknowledge) for their Church
establishment, by a decorous attention to every public duty appertaining to
Building in which it has been usual to perform service in Stabroek, is not
large enough, to admit one-third of the population, and has other objections,
which are considerable impediments, to devotion and attendance.
That, it is
particularly desirable and highly necessary, for the respectability, as well as
the moral and religious benefit of the community, that a Chapel for Divine
Worship, should be immediately contracted in this Town.
That, we whose
names are subjoined, are most particularly anxious, and zealous, by our
Subscriptions, and exertions, to promote its structure, and hasten its
That it is our
particular wish and desire that his Excellency Governor Nicholson will be
pleased to nominate and appoint a Committee, to receive Subscriptions, to
collect the money already subscribed, and to conduct in the most expeditious
manner the Building of the Chapel, which his Excellency has, always so
anxiously, wished to see established in the Colony.
That R. B. Daly,
Esq. prive and qq. the heirs J. Bourda having offered two Lotts of Land on
Plantation Vlissingen, for the erection of the Chapel, of which we most gladly
accept, that our thanks be publicly given to R. B. Daly, Esq. for his handsome
and very liberal Donation.
has been pleased, agreeably to our request, to appoint the following Gentlemen
to form a Committee, for receiving Subscriptions and to carry into effect the
above resolutions, any three members of which, will be sufficient to act, on
Jos. Beete, Sr.
W. N. Firebrace,
J. Hicks, Esq.
Revd: W. G.
And it is
further resolved that the said Committee be allowed the privilege, of electing
any additional members, whom they may deem necessary.
That a Book be
prepared for the insertion of the names of the Subscribers, which is to be
deposited in the Chapel, as a lasting monument of their munificence.
That, the thanks
of the meeting be given to his Excellency Brigadier-General R. Nicholson, our
Acting Lieutenant-Governor, for his zealous exertions in forwarding and
promoting so laudable an institution.
And lastly, that
the foregoing Resolutions be inserted in the Public Papers of this Colony for
three weeks successively, and also in the Barbados Mercury.
Names of those
Gentlemen who were present at the meeting.
the Governor, [centered]
W. N. Firebrace,
G. M. Forrester,
R. B. Daly,
F. P. Francke,
D. P. Simon,
R. L. Ashington,
C. H. Lloyd,
Revd: W. G.
Brig, Faith, one of the London Fleet, arrived here with the loss of her fore
top-mast, she was destined for Surinam.
The Vessels from
hence to Europe all left the Bar this morning at 7 o'Clock under Convoy of the
Julia Brig, Capt. Yarker, they were joined yesterday evening by the Berbice
ships, and amounted altogether to 26 sail.
and Cleared since our last. [heading]
Ships Flora, R.
Hardy, London, Riga, G. White, Ditto. - Brigs Peggy, M. Cavanugh [sic], Ditto;
Atlas, W. Till, Ditto.
Ships Wm. Heathcote, M. Joynson, for
London; Grenada, W. Brown. Ditto; Caledonia, J. Thompson, Liverpool; Orion, C.
Spunell, London,; Nicholson, W. Kermod, Liverpool; Fanny, A. Nicholson, London;
Stork, W. Turnbull, Dublin; Traveller, J. Fisher, Liverpool; Harmony, W.
Wilson, London; Richard, W. Croft, Liverpool; Hercules, H. Hawkins,
Massachusetts. - Brig Cignet, E. Smith, London.
[Trinidad fire fund] Subscriptions
A. T. Browne . . . 110.
Tully Higgins . . . 220.
Thomas Naghten . . . 220.
Thomas Fitzgerald . . . 220.
R. L. Ashington . . . 330.
A Friend to the destressed [sic] . . .
J. Heywood . . . 220.
J. Ettles . . . 110.
J. Jones . . . 220.
J. Calder . . . 110.
Printed and Published
Edward James Henery.