Essequebo and Demerary Gazette 1803 November 19


Ao. 1803 )


( No. 47.


Essequebo and Demerary





Saturday, the 19th of November.


By His Honor Lieutenant Colonel Robert Nicholson, Lieutenant Governor in and over the Colonies of Essequebo, Demerary and Berbice and their Dependencies, &c. &c. &c.
Whereas intelligence has been received that the Yellow Fever is raging with great violence in several parts of the United States of North-America, and it being of the utmost consequence to establish the necessary precautions to prevent this fatal contagion from being introduced into these Colonies by Vessels coming from those parts. I therefore have thought fit to issue this my Proclamation, thereby signifying and directing all whom it may concern, that from this date until further Orders, all Ships or Vessels coming from any part within the United States of North America, shall, previous to their being admitted to Sail up either of the Rivers of Essequebo, Demerary or Berbice, be inspected and examined by the proper Officer of Health thereto authorised at the expenee [sic] of such Ships or Vessels; the said Officer of Health is in consequence immediately on any such Ship or Vessel having come to Anchor off the Forts, to repair on board, and after having examined the Crew and Cargo to give in a Certificate or Report thereof to me, the Commandeur of Essequebo or Fiscaal of Berbice respectively, exclusive of which, such Ships or Vessels shall moreover be obliged to perform Quarantaine [sic], during twenty Days or such shorter space of Time as circumstances may admit of, viz: in Demerary below or outside Fort William Frederick, in Essequebo at the distance of half a Mile from Fort Island, and in Berbice below Fort St. Andrew; which Quarantaine [sic] being expired and a Certificate being produced of their being no infection on board, the usual Permit shall then be given for such Ships or Vessels sailing up the River.
And it is likewise Ordered that during such Quarantaine [sic] it shall not be allowed for any Boat or Boats being sent from such Ships or Vessels to the Shore, nor any Boat from any other Ships or Vessels anchored in either of the Rivers, to go along side of the Ship or Vessel so performing Quarantaine [sic].
Given at Government-House this 13th of November 1803.
Robert Nicholson,
Lieut. Governor.
By Command.
C. T. Tinne, Gov. Secty.

BEKENDMAAKINGEN, Van de Secretary. [heading]

Alzoo de Heer John Hacket van voornemens is binnen den tyd van veertien dagen of drie Weeken van hier te vertrekken, zoo wordt mits dezen aan elik en een iegelyk geadverteerd, ten einde die geenen, welke iets van hem te pretendeeren hebben, of aan hem verschuldigd zyn, hunne pretensien koomen opgeeven en hunne Schulden koomen voldoen ter zyner Domicilium ofte wel ter Secretary alhier.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary, dezen 19 Novbr. 1803.
In Kennisse van my J. C. Stadtman gezw. Clercq

Alle de geenen, welke iers te pretendeeren hebben of schuldig zyn aan den Boedel van wylen Willem Lodewyk Menkman, worden verzogt daarvan opgave en betaling te doen ten huyze van den Heer A. H. Walstab op de Plantagie Meerzorg in qualiteit als Executeur Testamentair in welgemelde Boedel, ofte ten Comptoire van den Procureur N. Rousselet in Stabroek binnen den tyd van drie maanden na dato dezes, ten einde gemelde Boedel tot liquiditeit te brengen.
En aangezien de nu wylen W. L. Menkman in zyn Leven voor diverie ingezetenen, als hun Gevolmagtigden heeft geiigeerd [sic] tot het incassereen van Penningen, worden die geenen, welke daar in betrekking mogten hebben, verzogt hunne Papieren onder Recief af te haalen, zullende by foute van dien en naa expiratie der drie maanden dezelve ten hunnen kosteniter Secretary worden gedeponeerd.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary dezen 18 Novr 1803.
In Kennisse van my J. C. Stadtman Gezw. Clerq.


The Commissary of the Vendue advertises, that on Monday the 12th of December, will be exposed for Sale at the Store of Doctor Henry B. Gall; a large and general assortment of Fresh and Valuable Medicines, viz: Best pale and red bark, Cantharides, Opium, Ipecacuana, Verdigrease, blue vitriol, myrrh, aloes, rhubarb, jalap, oil of vitriol, spirits of nitre and vitriol, Hoffman's anodyne liquor, spirit of turpentine, camphor, salt nitre, glauber salts in kegs of 1 1-2 pounds, with every other Medicine in modern Practice.
Also a Saddle and Draft Horse, fresh mixed spices, rose and lavender water, and sundry other Articles too tedious to enumerate.
Demerary, 19th Novbr. 1803. E. N. Wichers.


De Wel Edel Gestrenge Heer Charles Vincent, als Ontvanger van de Stads Cas, maakt by dezen bekend, eat it gevolge authorisatie van den Edelen Achtba ten Hove van Politie der Cotonten Essequebo en Demerary, dato 26 July 1803, denzelven op publick vendue aan de meestbiedence door den Commissare E. N. Wichers op Maandag den 5 December eerstkoomende ten huyze van gem. Commisaris, des morgens ten 10 Uuren zal laaren verkoopen de volgende halve Concessien Lands, gelegen in Stabroek te weeten:
De halve Concessie No. 82
Do. Do. Do. No. 62
Do. Do. Do. No. 67
Ten einde uit het Provenue te verhaalen, het geen de gemelde Concessie van Erspagten met de daarop gekome kotten der Proceduenaan's Lands Cas verschuldigd zyn, en waarvah [sic] behoorlyke affix o in de Courant van N. Volkerts, dato 27 Augustus dezes Jaars is bekend gemaakt, "op poene, dat naa verloop van den Maand der Publicatie by faure van betaling der Erspagt, de gebrekige Erven of Concessien door den Ontvanger der Stads Cas, naa voorgaan – de Advertentie, by Vendus zoude worden verkogt, ten einde naa aftrek der Erspagten en der Vendue Onkosten, het overige provenue in de Stads Cas te worden gederogeerd ad opus jus habentium."
Stabroek den 16 November 1803. N. Rousselet, Procureur
van het Ontvang Comptoir voormeld.


The Subscribers will expose for Sale on Tuesday next the 22d Instant, at the Store of McInroy, Sandbach, McBean & Co. on the front ground of Plantation Werk & Rust:
243 Prime Windward Coast Slaves,
Mundingoes and Timnys: Imported in the Ship Sally & Rebecca, Capt. John Muir, from the Isles de Los.
Demerary, 19th Novbr. 1803. Walcott & Forrester.

The Subscriber will expose to Sale on Wednesday next the 23d Instant, at the Plantation Vlessingen [sic]:
214 Prime Young Windward Coast Slaves.
Imported in the Ship Forbes, Capt. Banett, from Africa.
N.B: The Terms of Sale will be made as agreeable as possible to the Purchasers.
Demerary, 19th November 1803 Arthur Blair.

The Subscriber will Expose for Sale on Thursday the 24th Inst. 260 Prime Young Negroes, imported in the Ship Queen, Capt. Tyler, from Cabenda.
Cumingsburg, 19th Novbr 1803. A. Littledale.

Any Person having Lost a Quantity of Joes may have them restored by giving reasonable proof of the Property, and by application to the Subscriber.
James Ogle.
Plantation Coldingen, 18th November 1803.

N. Rousselet, Curator of the Estate of the late J. Porthouse, informs the Creditors of said Estate that he shall attend to his Office in Stabroek from Monday 'till Saturday, between six and nine o'Clock in the Morning, to Pay to each Creditor who has rendered their Account against said Estate their Dividend, according to sentence of the Honble [sic] Court of Justice of this Colony dated the 24th of October last. Those that do not call for their Money within ten days from this date, will find it deposited for their Account in the Iron Chest at the Secretary's Office.
Demerary, 19th November 1803.

All Persons having any Demands against Mr. Robert Myles, deceased, are requested to render them in properly attested on or before the first of January 1804 to Mr. Alexander Simpson at the House of Messr. Kent & Leslies and all Persons indebted to said Estate are requested to come forward immediately with Payment, that the Estate may be brought to a speedy liquidation.
James MacKid.
Alexr. Simpson.
Demerary, 19th Novbr. 1803 John Tod. Exectuors.

Just imported in Schooner Hannah, Capt. Pool from Boston, and Schooner Sally, Capt. Lufkin from Newbury Port, and for Sale by the Subscribers. - Dried scale fish in hogsheads and boxes, mess Beef and Pork in whole and half barrels, Mackerel in whole and half barrels, Shads, Tongues, Salmon in kegs, Butter, Tobacco in barrels, superfine Flour, Crackers, Lamp Oil, rounds Beef, Rice, Soap, puncheon Iron Hoops, white oak Shooks, &c. &c.
Demerary, 19th November 1803. De Ridder & Goppy.

The Underwritten acquaints his Friends and every one who have any concerns with him, that he has sold his remaining Stock in trade to Mr. Marx, recommending the quality of those Goods to such as should wish to speculate. He has consequently given up shop and store-keeping, and request that all who are indebted to him, either in Privy or to the Firms of Overweg & Evertz and Overweg & Van Milligen (as far as he has assumed of these Firms for his private account) will come forward with Payment before the Month of January next, at least to come to a settlement by giving their Acceptances for the amount, to prevent his being put to the disagreeable necessity of prosecuting the defaulters by Law.
He further request that all whom he is indebted to, will render their Accounts immediately and (they being approved of) receive Payment.
Tho' he resides at his Estate Calcedonia, he keeps his Counting House on Werk & Rust Estate, near the House of M. E. Evertz Esqr. at present Occupied by the Members of St. John's Lodge.
Demerary, 19th Novbr. 1803. C. M. Overweg.

The Subscriber acquaints his Friends and the Publick, that he has Purchased from C. M. Overweg Esqr. all his Stock on hand and offers the same for sale at very reasonable Prices, being principally best Medocq claret in cases, hock, spa water, white wine, mallaga, frontigniac, muscat and spanish wines, white wine vinegar, sweet liquors, sweet oil, best tobacco and fine pipes, Plantation utensils, carpenters and coopers tools, glass ware, earthen ware, brushes of all sorts, and several other Articles too tedious to specify.
Demerary, 19th November 1803. M. Mark. [the Dutch language version gives "A. Marx"]

Spanish Mules for Sale. A Cargo of Prime Mules Just landed from the Oronoco, enquire of
Demerary, 19th Novbr. 1803. H. I. Underwood.

To be Sold on very reasonable Terms, an elegant and complete set of Iron Works for a Sugar Wind Mill; also a quantity of Grating Bars. apply to
Robert McArthur
Plan. Deliesde, Wakenham, Essequebo, 18th November 1803.

The Subscribers having erected a Smith Shop in the Town of Cumingsburg adjacent to Messrs: Telford & Naghten, and having provided proper Persons and Materials for conducting the same, will be happy in accomodating their Friends and the Public at the earliest Notice and in the most Workman like manner' the Plumber and Copper-Smith's business will also be strictly tended to, and every effort exerted to render general satisfaction. Horses will also be Shod at a reduced price of two Guilders a Shoe for Cash only.
R. F. Yearwood.
Windsor Oldfield.
N.B: Repairing and Building Boats is also continued by the Subscriber who is, and will be much obliged to his Friends for a continuance of their favors.
Demerary, 29th November 1803. R. F. Yearwood.

Runaway from the Subscriber, a Negro Man named Peter, he is well known about Town. Any Person who will apprehend the said Man and lodge him in the Barracks will receive One Joe reward.
Pl. Lee, 19th November 1803. John S. Smith.

Whereas the Person of C. F. V. Kohler without any qualification whatsoever has the presumption, in the name of the Subscriber as deliberating Executrix and Heirress of D. Taayspel deced. to execute various transactions; this is to give warning to all and every Person not to effect any settlement of business with said C. F. V. Kohler, but on the contrary to address themselves with the same to P. C. Ouckama and A. Fleischman Esqrs. having given the last mentioned gentlemen a special power to bring the Estate to a final settlement.
Demerary, 19th Novbr. 1803. L. J. C. Warner.

Den Tienden dezer des avonds ten 10 Uureen overleed alhier in Mahaica myne tedere Geliefde Echtgenoote Maria Elisabeth Loncke, in de bloeijende Jeugd haares Ouderdoms van circa 18 Jaare, gevende daarvan door dezen kennis aan Bloedverwamenen Vrienden, overtuigd van dit voor my zoo Smertelyk verlies houde my van aller deelneeming zonder verdere condoleantie verzekerd.
Demerary den 17 Nov. 1803. J. A. de Beet.

The Subscriber having undertaken to Collect Debts, as well in and out of Stabroek at 10 per Cent Commission, begs leave to recommend himself in that line, assuring all those who entrust him with their commands, that nothing shall be wanting to render them satisfaction.
Demerary, 19th Novbr. 1803. J. G. Heinken.

Just imported and for sale by the Subscribers. 66 Prime Sanish [sic] MULES.
Bruninghaus & Bergh.
Who have also for sale at their store; prime mess and cargo beef and pork in whole and half barrels, tongues, rounds of beef, salt fish in hogsheads and boxes, superfine flour, lumber, clap-boards, shooks and staves for rum puncheons, and sugar and coffee in hogsheads, staves for butts, grind stone, &c.
Demerary, 19th November 1803.

Alzoo Mejuffrouw Gravier de Loisy tot haar Zielsleedweezen vernomen heest, dat zy met een kwa de naarn berigt wordt, ten zynde een Weduwe en hebbende geen mesch tot haare defensie is zy verpligt het Publiek te verzoeken, dat die geenen, welke iets op haar kwaad gedrag of desreputatie weeten in te brengen, opkomen Zy dagvaard dezelven voor de Viershaar der Waarheid, en beloont hun met den titel Eerdief. Hebebende [illegible]e deze lasteringen hunnen Oorsprong in het niet opbouwen 'van een Huys en wanbetaling van een verkogte Neger.
Demerary den 19 November 1803.

List of Runaway and arrested Slaves, on this 10th day of November 1803,

in the Stocks of Demerary.

Lyst der op heden den 17 November 1803, in arrest bevindende

Wegloper Slaaven, in Rio Demerary.



By whom brought.






11th West-Ind. Regt.


Van Well.

F. Krol.









Post Mahaica.



Pl. Guide Groove.



Pl. Goede Hoop.











T. Spooner,

Pl. Turkeyen.



Post Mahaica.


J. Freese.









Anna Fox.










Smith & Bell.


J. Ogle,

Pl. Industry.


Mrs. Kier.

Pl. La Souvanel.



Mr. Jemmy.


Miss Farrisont.



John Jones.

N. Heyliger.



R. Young.


Ridley & Dodson.



De Winter.

R. Collier.











Doctr. Oslin in Berbice.



Du Frain.

J. G. Cornette.



Doctr. Jackman.

And Seventeen New Negroes, the names of their Owners unknown.
Voorts Zeventien Nieuwe Negers, waarvan men de naamen der Eygenaaren niet kan onwaar worden.
Per order van J. Runnels, Drossaart.
C. Van Eff, Cipier

DOODEN. [heading]

Begraaven zedert den 11 Nove. tot den 17 dito 1803.
Den 12 Nov. Mr. Menkman
Den 16 Nov. Een blank Persoon in het Colonie Hospitaal genaamd H. Tellers.
Den 12 Nov. een Matroos genaamd Joseph Bosch van de Brik Elija, capt. Pelton van Boston oud 22 Jaaren.

Published and Printed by E. J. Henery, Stabroek.


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