Essequebo and Demerary Gazette 1803 October 08


[This is the first issue of "The Essequebo and Demerary Gazette," which appears on the microfilm entitled "The Royal Gazette of British Guiana" and filmed by the University of Florida at the "Archives of British Guiana." This issue is mutilated, particularly in the lower left and upper right of the first page and comparable areas on the reverse side. Compared with succeeding issues, it appears to be missing the 3rd and 4th pages.]
Ao. ["o" superscripted with period beneath] 1803 [righthand mutilated, but Number should be No. 41]





Essequebo and Demerary





Saturday, the 8th of October.


By his Excellency Lieutenant General Grinfield, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Land Forces in the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, &c. &c. &c.
Having judged proper by virtue of the Power entrusted to me by His Majesty, to appoint Lieutenant Colonel Robert Nicholson, to be Lieutenant Governor of these Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary and their Dependencies, until His Majesty's pleasure should be known, and Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson having this day been introduced and taken his seat as President in the Court of Policy of the said Colonies; and consequently been installed in the situation of Lieutenant Governor aforesaid.
I therefore have thought fit to issue this my Proclamation thereby acquainting the inhabitants of these Colonies in general of the appointment and installation of Lieut. Colonel Robert Nicholson as Lieutenant Governor aforesaid, and demand and require them in his Majesty's name to honor, respect and obey the said Lt. Colonel Nicholson, as their Lieutenant Governor accordingly.
Given in Demerary, this 1st day of October 1803.
W. Grinfield, Lt. Gen.
By Command.
W. Tatum, Mily. Secty.
Published by me with the usual formalities,
P. F. Tinne, Secty. ad Intrm.

[Heading missing (mutilation of copy) – possibly PROCLAMATIONS.]

Mr. George Furnace, to be second Searcher and Waiter in the Port of Demerary.
Mr. Robert Wattleworth, to be Searcher and Waiter in the Port of Essequebo.
Mr. Robert Bent, to be Naval-Officer for the above Colonies.
Mr. William Gibson, to be Deputy Harbour-Master under the direction of Mr. Casey, and to be Paid by him.
I therefore do hereby Notify the said appointment, and do, will and require all Persons in these Colonies, and others whom it may concern, to acknowledge the above-named Officers in their said several Capacities accordingly.
Given in Demerary, this first day of October 1803
W. Grinfield, Lt. Gov.
By Command, Wm. Tatum, Mily. Secty.


By His Excellency Lieutenant General William Grinfield, Commander to the Forces of His Britannic Majesty in the Leeward and Windward Islands, Island of Trinidad and Colonies of Essequebo, Demerary and Berbice, &c. &c. &c.
Whereas the Burgher Regulations for protecting the internal Tranquility of the Colony do not extend to any Resistence [sic] of an invading Enemy, and it is the duty of every British Inhabitant to afford his Aid against such Enemy, I do hereby invite every British Inhabitant by the Allegiance he owes to his Sovereign, on or before the twentieth day of October next, to enroll his Name in a Book to be kept for the purpose by the Burgher Officer of the Division in which he resides, and I do hereby desire the Burgher Officers of the respective Divisions, to enter the Names, Ages and Occupations of all such British Inhabitants, in Books for that purpose, and to return the same to me or my Representative, on or before the first day of November next, Certified by them respectively.
The Names of all British Inhabitants who do not enroll themselves are to be particularly Noticed in the Report.
Given under my hand at Head-Quarters, Stabroek, Demerary, this twenty-ninth [sic] day of September 1803, and the 43rd Year of His Majesty's Reign.
W. Grinfield, Lt. Gen.
By Command,
Wm. Tatum, Mily. Secty.


By their Excellencies Lieutenant General William Grinfield, and Commodore Samuel Hood, Commanders in Chief of His Britannic Majesty's Land and Sea Forces in the Windward and Leeward Charibee Islands, &c. &c. &c.
Whereas by Articles of Capitulation proposed to the Inhabitants of Demerary, &c. &C. &c. and accepted by them, which places are now in His Majesty's Possession, and the Inhabitants thereof are become Subjects of His Majesty; We have thought fit, by virtue of the Powers and Authorities in us vested, to Publish this Proclamation hereby permitting and allowing, that, from and after the Publication hereof, until His Majesty's pleasure shall be made known, that all his [illegible] Subjects may lawfully Trade to and from such places [as are? - damaged] in his Majesty's Possession, [text that follows has serious mutilation problem - left serious, right spotty]

BEKENDMAAKINGEN, Van de Secretary. [heading]

Alzoo de Heeren Moses Capadose en Francis Arthur voorneemens zyn binnen den tyde van veertien dagen van hier te vertrekken, zoo wordt zulks mits dezen bekend gemaakt, ten einde die geenen, welke iets van hun te pretendeeren hebben, of aan hun verschuldigd zyn, hunne pretensien koomen ontvangen, of hunne schulden betaalen ter hunner Domicilium.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary dezen 7e October 1803.
In Kennisse van my J. C. Stadtman, Gezw. Clerq.

Alle de geenen, die iets te pretendeeren hebben of verschuldigd zyn aun den Boedel van wylen den Heer D. Taayspel J. Z. worden verzogt daarvan opgave en betaaling te koomen doen by en ten huyze van Louisa Johanna Catharina Warner, als deliberende Executrice en Ersgenaame ten boedel vermeld, ten einde dezelve Boedel zoo spoedig mogelyk tot liquiditeit te brengen.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary dezen 8 October 1803.
In Kennisse van my P. C. J. Van Ryssel eerste Clerq.

Alle de geenen, welke iers te pretendeeren hebben van, of verschuldigd zyn aan den Boedel van wylen P. T. Simpson, gelieven daarvan opgave en betaaling te doen, binnen den tyd van ses weeken naa dato dezes, ten huyze van den Heer Gidney Howard op la Bourgarde, in qualiteit als met en benevens den Heer Richard Harding, aangestelde Executeur Testamentair in welgem. Boedel.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary, dezen 26 September 1803.
In Kennisse van my, J. C. Stadtman, Gezw. Clercq.


The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Monday the 10th Instant, will be exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders; 42 hogsheads Fish, 152 Boxes ditto, and 40 barrels Flour, imported in the Schooner Ann. The said articles is sold for Account and Risk of those who it may concern.
Demerary, October 8th 1803. E. N. Wichers.

The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Monday the 17th Instant, will be exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, by order of Messrs: Van Ryssel & Co. - An assortment of Dry Goods, coffee-bagging, cotton ditto, hoes, bills, and a variety of Ironmongery.
Demerary, October 8th 1803. E. N. Wichers.

The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Thursday the 13th Instant, will be exposed for sale by Auction to the highest Bidders, by order of Messrs: J. Madden & Co. - A hundred Barrels of Beef and fifty Barrells of Pork.
There will also be exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, two American Cargoes.
Demerary, October 8th 1803. E. N. Wichers.

The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Monday the 31st Instant, at the Dwelling-House on Plantation L'Amitie in Mahaica, will be exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, by order of Messrs: Gilbert Robertson, John Bethune and Gilbert Rainy, Executors to the Will of Doctor George Bethune, deceased; - Thirty-six valuable Seasoned Negroes, two of which are excellent Carpenters, and the rest have been for several years accustomed to all kinds of Task Work. Also a Negro Man, a young Girl, a Sempstress, and a good saddle Horse, the Property of a Gentleman lately gone to Europe.
Demerary, October 8th 1803. E. N. Wichers.

The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Monday the 24th Instant, will be exposed for Sale by Auction to the highest Bidders, by order of Messrs. G. Howard and R. Harding, Executors to the Will of the late Doctor P. T. Simpson, at the House lately occupied by the said P. T. Simpson, La Bourgarde; - A Lot of Land with the Buildings thereon, also House Furniture, Slaves, &c.
Demerary, October 8th 1803. E. N. Wichers.


De Commissaris der Vendue adverteert, dat op Maand[torn] dezer zal worden opgeveild en aan de meestbiedende[torn] op order van de Heeren Bruninghaus & Berg 42 Va[torn] 152 Kisten dito, 40 Vaten Bloem, aangebragt door de Scho[torn] alle welke goederen worden verzogt voor [torn] welke dezelve mogten aangaan.
Demerary den 8 October 1803. E. N. Wichers.


The Subscriber has just imported for Sale in the Ship Ann, Capt. Fenwick from London, the following articles, which he will Sell for immediate Payment in Cash or Produce, or to approved Purchasers he will give a Credit of Three Months, viz: - Yorkshire hams, tongues, cheese, Bristol tripe in jarrs [sic], new butter, pigs cheeks, Huzenbeth's pickeled pork in kegs, rounds of beef, pickled oysters, choise pieces of beef in firkins, Taunton ale, Herefordshire cyder, old cogniac brandy, split pease, pearl barley, refined sugar, hyson tea, jordan almonds, fine bloom raisins, olives, capers, cases of pickles, paint and paint oil, Irish linen, Inverness cotton bagging, canvass, candles, soap, Carpenters tools, and a general assortment of Ironmongery &c &c.
C. D. Forrester.
N.B: Also a few pipes, hogsheads, and quarter casks of Madeira Wine, warranted to be choice old London particular, and a few dozen of rich old Malmsey.
North-Dam, Stabroek, 8th October 1803.

The Subscribers have for Sale, Seventy-two Prime Windward Coast Slaves, (Men and Boys only). They are well worth the attention of any Person wanting Strong, Powerful Negroes, as they are a selection of the finest People from the Cargo of the ship Biam, lately arrived at Barbados from Africa.
Demerary, 8th October 1803. Walcott & Forrest [torn, probably Forrester]

McInroy, Sandbach, McBean & Co. will [torn] Sale on Monday the 24th Inst. at their Store on the front of Plantation Werk & Rust;
280 Prime Angola Slaves.
Imported in the Ship Bacchus, Alexander Nicholson, Master.
Demerary, 8th October 1803.

Imported by the Ship Maxwell, from Barbados, and for Sale by the Subscribers: - Hams, cheese, butter, small beer, mould and spermaceti candles, paint oil, white lead, yellow and red paint, powder, shot, sheet lead, canvas, nails, iron hoops, Madeira wine in pipes, hogsheads and quarter casks, cotton bagging, scarlet and blue cloths, &c. &c
Demerary, 8th October 1803. Schwiers, Downer & Co.

For Liverpool – The Ship Maxwell, Capt. John Edwards, will sail with the first Convoy. For freight apply to
Demerary, 8th October 1803. Schwiers, Downer & Co.

[Torn advertisement] M. Bunbury.


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