Essequebo and Demerary Gazette 1804 January 28


Ao. 1804 )


( No. 57.


Essequebo and Demerary





Saturday, the 28th of January.

BEKENDMAAKINGEN, Van de Secretary. [heading]

Alzoo de Heer Thomas Caster van voorneemens is binnen den tyd van ses Weeken van hier te vertrekken, zoo wordt zulks mits dezen bekend gemaakt, ten einde die geenen, welke iets van hem te pretendeeren hebben, of aan hem verschuldigd zyn, hunne pretensien koomen ontvangen, of hunne schulden betalen ter zynner Domicilium, of wel ter Secretary alhier.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary, dezem 27 Jan. 1804.
In kennisse van my J. C. Stadtman gezw. Clercq.

Alle de geenen, die iets te pretendeeren hebben, oste verschuldigd zyn aan den Boedel van wylen den Heer Pieter de Jong, worden verzogt hunne pretensien op te geeven, oste hunne schulden te kommen voldoen, uiterlyk binnen ses weeken naa dat dezes aan de Heeren J. S. Masse[accent] en D. Hoola Van Nooten junior, als Executeuren Testamentair, ten einde die Nalatenschap aoo spoedig mogelyk to liquiditeit te kunnen brengen.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary den 16 January 1804.
In Kennisse van my, J. C. Stadtman, Gezw. Clercq.

Alzoo Mejuffrouwen J. B. de Barry, Wed. Boedberg, Susanna Wilhelmina Brilleman, geb. Boedberg en de Heer A. H. Walstab van voorneemens zyn met het eerst vertrekkend Convooy 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, als mede van de Firma van Kolfold & Co., hunne pretensien koomen ontvangen, of hunne schulden betaalen ter hunner domicilium op de Plantagie Meerzorg, aan de Westwal dezer Rivier, ofte wel ter Secretary alhier.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary dezen 17 Jan. 1804
In Kennisse van my J. C. Stadtman Gezw. Clerq.

Alzoo Barend Mulder, gevoerd hebbende het Schip Wilhelmina, en James MacAulley van voorneemens zyn, binnen den tyd van 14 dagen of 3 weeken 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 domicilum, als van den eerstgenoemden ten Huyze van de Heeren Remy & Boter op de Voorgrond van Pl. WerkenRust [sic]
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary dezen 19 Jaunuary 1804
In kennisse van my J. C. Stadtman, gezw. Clerq.

Alle de geenen, die eenige pretensien hebben, ofte schuldig zyn aan den Boedel van Alexr, [sic] Mouvielle, in zyn Leestyd Houtmaaker in Mahaicony, worden verzogt dezelve binnen den tyde van ses weeken op te geeven ter Secretary alhier, of by de Heeren Charles Edmonstone & Andries Grafft in q. q. als Executeuren in gemelde Boedel, en ten Comptoire van den Hr. Proc N. Rousselet in Stabroek, ten einde gemelde Boedel tot liquiditeit te brengen
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary dezen 10 January 1804.
Kin kennisse van my J. C. Stadtman, gezw Clercq.


The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Wednesday the 1st of February, at the Vendue Office, by order of E. N. Wichers will be Exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders;
20 New Negroes.
Demerary, 28th January 1804. E. N. Wichers.

The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Thursday the 2d of February, will be Exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, by Order of Messrs: Bruninghaus & Bergh, at their Store, to Close an Account; - Best Claret in hogsheads, Dutch Gin in pipes, Beef and Pork in whole and half barrels, cheese, butter, hogs-lard, Hams, Potatoes, Flour and other Provisions.
Demerary, 28th January 1804. E. N. Wichers.

The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Friday the 3d of February, at the Stores of John Madden & Co, there will be Exposed to Public Sale, the Cargo of the Ship Bacatha[?], consisting of London particular old Madeira Wine in pipes and half butts, Antigua old Rum in hogsheads and puncheons, Port Wine in 2 and 3 dozen cases, old hock in ditto, cod fish in hogsheads, Bristol building lime in ditto, Poland oats in ditto, crackers in barrels, and marble tiles.
Also at same time, some articles of Household Furniture, two large pier Glasses, and a few barrels of American Pork.
Also the Ship Bacalha[?], British built, burthen par Register [blank] tons, with all her tackle and apparel, as she now lies in this River, if not previously disposed of by Private Sale.
Demerary, 28th January 1804. E. N. Wichers.

The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Monday the 6th of February, will be Exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, by order of Mr. N. Winandy, at his House; - Beef, Pork, Candles, an assortment of Dry Goods and Ironmongery.
Demerary, 28th January 1804. E. N. Wichers.

The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Wednesday the 8th of February, will be Exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, at the Vendue Office, - Three Prime Sailor Negroes, who have been brought up in the Islands, and for the last three Years has been Employed in Colony Boats and Working on Board of Vessels
Demerary, 28th January 1804. E. N. Wichers.

The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Tuesday the 31st Instant, will be Exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, by Order of Messrs: Andrew & Adam Smith, at their Store in Cumingsburg; - An assortment of Provisions, Plantation Stores, and several seasoned Negroes.
Demerary, 21st January 1804. E. N. Wichers.

The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Wednesday the 1st of February will be Exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, by Order of Messrs: Thomas King and J. S. Smith, Executors to the Estate of J. R. Boyce, deceased. - Negroes, and other Articles.
Demerary, 21st January 1804. E. N. Wichers.

The Directors of the Orphan Chamber of the Colony of Berbice, being duly authorsied by the Honorable Court of Policy and Criminal Justice of the said River, will Publickly expose for Sale, on the 30th of January Instant, in the Town of New-Amsterdam, the following Effects and Goods, viz: -
1st. A Cotton Estate containing 500 Acres of Land, more or less, situate on the East Sea Coast of the Correntine Coast, under the jurisdiction of said Colony, with all the Houses and Buildings thereon; also some Furniture, and a number of twenty odd Negro Slaves, accustomed to the climate.
2d. Half a Lot or Estate containing 250 Acres, more or less, situated in said Colony, at the begining [sic] of the District called Canje, being partly good land for Coffee and Provision ground for Negroes, and partly excellent for the cultivation of Cotton.
3d. Some Dwelling Houses and other Buildings, situate in the Town of New Amsterdam, very suitable for Merchants or Shop keepers, one of them being 152 feet in length, and provided with a newly made Shop Room. A new Frame for a Dwelling House, 50 feet by 26, of Colony Wood. A parcel of Colony Wood, consisting of plank, shingles, &c. a number of Negroes, chiefly young Men, and among them House and Ship Carpenters &c. A Punt for four oars, and some other Vessels; also some carpenters Tools; Milch Cows, a quantity of Furniture, Gold Watches and chains, silver snuff and tobacco boxes, ditto buckles, Gold and Silver Smith's Tools, a parcel of un-wrought Silver, gold ear rings and lockets assorted, a quantity of Silver Work, quite new, and many other Articles, too numerous to be mentioned. For information about the Plantation, Houses &c. apply to the Subscriber.
H. Lohman.
Berbice, 11th January 1804. Clerk of the Orphan Chamber.


Notice is hereby given for the last time, that all those who have been deficient in Paying the Head Money or Capitation Tax for 1795, are to attend at the Government Receiver's Office in the course of the next Week to Pay the same; as by positive Order of His Honor the Lieutenant Governor, no longer indulgence shall be granted.
C. T. Tinne.
Demerary, 28th January 1804. Receiver.

For London, to sail with the first Convoy, the Ship Kitty, Burthen about 300 Tons. For Freight at the following Rates;
Sugar Eight Shillings per Cwt.
Coffee in Cask Nine Shillings per Cwt.
Coffee in Bags Eight Shillings per Cwt.
Cotton in square Bales 2d 1 4
Ditto in round Bales 2d 3 4. Apply to
Thomas Cuming
Who has for Sale, Fifty to Seventy Iron Grating Bars, and all the Iron and Brass Work of a Cattle Mill.
Kitty, 28th January 1804.

For Sale, by Private Contract, together or in Lotts, the Houses and Premises in the Town of Cumingsburg; lately Occupied by His Excellency Governor Meertens. Also the House and Premises Occupied by the Subscribers in the Town of Kingston. For Particulars apply to
Demerary, 28th January 1804. Bothamley & Jackson.

For Sale: - Fourteen Prime Season'd Negroes, all Men, [illegible] excellent Trenchers, having been used to Work in a Task Gang and will be sold very reasonable for an early Payment, by applying at the Store of
Stabroek, 28th January 1804. Ridley, Dodson & Co.

For Sale: - Noyeau, cherry and raspberry brandy, best Hyson tea, spices scarlet cloth, Gentlemens gloves, Funeral gloves, corks, snuff, Reves's water colours, sein twine, Argand's patent lamps, Night lamps and wicks, Dutch hoes and shovels, pocket books, bridles, iron sauce pans lined with china, Dinner Services of British China, decanters, frying pans, grid irons, sod irons, Carpenter and Masons tools, corn, coffee and pepper mills, a Pheaton [sic] and Chaise Harness &c Punts to Let and fresh Water supplied per Puncheon.
Labourgade, 28th January 1804. John Hall

For Sale, for ready Cash, or Cotton or Coffee at the current Cash Price, to be delivered in Stabroek; Young healthy Woman who can be recommended for honesty and sobriety, she is a very good Washer, Ironer and Seamstress, understanding also Baking and Huckstering, and is a tolerable good Cook. Apply at the Gazette Office for further information. Stabroek, 28th January 1804.

The Subscribers request all Persons having Demands against the late Thomas Harper, on Execution, Bond, or open Accounts, to render in the same as early as possible, as they wish to lay a statement of his Affairs before the Honble: the President and Court, for the preferment concurrent, so that his affairs may be brought to a final close. No Accounts will be received after the first of March and those properly attested.
Thomas Milbourn, q. q.
Demerary, 28th January 1804. John Barnwell, q. q.

To Be Sold on very reasonable Terms, a half Lot of Land on Werk & Rust, near to the Canal, with a neat Dwelling House, side Buildings consisting of Negro Houses, Kitchen and Horse Stable. For Particulars enquire of the Printer
Stabroek, 28th January 1804.

A Person understanding the English and Dutch Languages, and having a comlpeat knowledge of Book-Keeping in the Italian way, who may wish to engage himself in a Counting House; will meet with favorable Conditions, on application to the Printer.
Stabroek, 28th January 1804

For Sale: - A fine covered Schooner, 34 feet long and 12 feet broad, with a fine Cabbin [sic], built of best black sirrivebaly, with Sails, Cordage, Anchor, a small Boat &c. the same is to be seen on the Plantation Le Repentir; the Price and mode of Payment to be enquired of Mr. J. F. Narjes, on that Estate.
Demerary, 28th January 1804.

Lost, or Stolen from the Subscriber, a Note of hand of J. De Young, in favour of Mr. E. Keller, for the Sum of f. 551 13 [?] s. the Note is endorsed on the back E. Keller; as a stop has been put to the Payment it can be of no use to any one, but whatever reward may be requisite will be paid, if returned to the Owner.
Demerary, 28th January 1804. James Graham.
N.B: The House of the Subscriber lives in, Lott No. 1, Bridge Town, with all the Buildings thereon will be sold reasonable for quick payments.

Lost or Mislaid, a small Note of hand of J. Luke's q. q. Joseph Ward, for Fifty four Guilders, in favour of the Subscriber, (Payable in goods) Two Dollars will be given to any one to restore it; Payment of the same being stop'd, can be of no service to any but
Demerary, 28th January 1804. G. L. Bolton.

Found. A Ship's Boat of fifteen feet Keel, yellow sides and a little damaged in the Bow. The Owner may have her on application to the Printer.
Demerary, 28th January 1804.

De Ondergetekende waarschouwt alle de geenen, die aan hem zedert den Jaare 1801, 1802 & 1803 verschuldigd zyn, en verzoekt vriendelyk hem als nu te voldoen, alzoo het hun Edl niet vreend moet senynen, wanneer by laat citeeren, dewyl verscheide vriendelyke aan maaningen geen effect hebben willen forteeren.
Stabroek den 25 January 1804. J. L. Eils.

Weggeloopen van de Ondergetekenden eene Negerin, Catharina, naa passing 25 a[accent] 30 Jaaren oud, van een gewoomlyk sterk en lang Postuur, speekt de Fransche, Engelsche en Creoole Tall redelyk wel, en hheft zich zedert Zondag gea[umlaut]bfemeerd Alle de geenen; die voorz, negerin terugbrengen [sic] of in de Tronck op Stabroek plaatzen, zu len een genereuse belooning genieten.
Werk en Rust den 20 January 1804. Remy & Boter.

De Ondergetekende maakt by dezen aan allen en een ieder in Demerary bekend, dat by zich ter woon heeft begeeven in Essequebo op de Plantagie de Goede Hoop in Supenamen, waar naa een ie ter zich gelieve te reguleeren.
Demerary den 19 January 1804. P. Kofoed.

Een Eider zy gewaarschouwd geene betaaling aan den Persoon van E. T. Ooyen, voor den Boedel van wylen den Heer A. F. Binquebanc te doen, alzoo onze aanstelling van den 5e November I. I., waathy by tot het incasseeren der Boekschulden van dien Boedel is geauthoriseerd, by dezen wordt ingetrokken, aan gezien dezelve in geenen dele voldoet, maar zelfs zich van Stabroek heest begeeven, zonder eenige kennis van deszelfs Verbyf naa te laaren: leder wage zich voor schade.
En wordt dezelve Persoon hiermede einstig verzogt zich by de Ondergetekendens te vervoegen ter verantwoording zyner verrichtingen, dewyl hy by gebreeke van dien zich aan serieuse pourluites zoude blootstellen.
Wyders worden die geenen, die aan denzelven Boedel schuldig zyn, nogmaals ten vriendelyksten verzogt betaling te koomen doen, terwyl geen verder Uitstel zal worden verleend, maar directe middelen van rechten tegens de naalatigen zullen worden gee[umlaut]mploijeerd.
Stabroek den 27 Jan 1804. E. E. Aman q. q.
J. F. Boremuller, q. q.

For Sale: The following Lots of land, the [torn] the late Robert Wilson Esqr. deceased.
1st. The middle one third of Lots No. 17 and 18 on the West Sea Coast of Courantine, empoldered and a Public road made through it, containing 333 Acres of Land.
2d. The middle one third of Lots No. 19 and 20, on the same Coast, empoldered and a Public Road made through it, containing 333 Acres of Land.
3d. Lot No. 46 and the West half of No. 47, on the same Coast, with a Public road made through them, containing 750 Acres of Land.
4th Also Lot No. 28, East side of Mahaica Creek in the colony of Demerary, containing 250 Acres of Land uncultivated.
For Particulars apply to Thomas F. Layfield in Berbice, or William Dodgson of Demerary.
Thomas F. Layfield.
William Dodgson. Acting Executors
N.B: The East half of Lot 47 will be sold with the other half of that Lot, if a Purchaser wishes it.
Demerary, 14th January 1804.

Francis Pittman and John Ashley desirous to bring all the Concerns they have been engaged in to a final arrangement and settlement, hereby requests all Persons having Demands against Pittman & Ashley, Pittman, Ashley & Co. [sic - no comma] Robinson & Lowe, George Handasyde & Co. [sic - no comma] Plantation Cottage in Berbice, and Plantation No. 28 in the Canal in Berbice, will deliver in their Demands, at the Office of Joseph Matthews Esqr. in Stabroek, in order that the best possible measures may be adopted to liquidate them: and all Person indebted to the Concerns are requested to make Payment, to enable the Parties to discharge the serveral Demands.
F. Pittman.
Demerary, 21st January 1804. John Ashley.

John Madden & Co. are landing at their Stores and Lumber Yard, the Cargoes of the Ship Hermoine and Brig Rose from North America, consisting of white pine boards, plank and scantling, clap boards, shingles, red and white oak staves and shooks, mess beef and pork in barrels and half barrels, fish in hogsheads, and boxes, soap and candles, gin in cases, and superfine flour in barrels. They are also landing the Cargo of the Ship Bacalhao, last from Antigua, consisting of square marble tiles, best Bristol building lime, Poland oats, Newfoundland cod fish, port wine, London particular Madeira wine in pipes and quarter casks, fine old hoc, very superior old Antigua rum in casks from 60 to 130 Gallons, crackers in barrels, refined sugar, HL and cross garnet hinges, 4, 6, 8, 10, 30 & 40d nails. They have also cotton bagging, and most other Plantation Stores and Utensils for sale.
Demerary, 21st January 1804.

The Subscriber has received from Boston, per Brig White Oak, Capt. Sigourney, and for sale at his Store in Bridge Town; Boards and plank, W.O. staves and heading, R. O. ditto, wood hoops, fish, mess beef in half barrels, pork in whole and half ditto, salmon, mackerel, flour in whole and half barrels, tobacco in hogsheads and barrels, butter, lard, hiccory ax handles, mast hoops, clap boards &c. Also on hand, soap, spermaceti and tallow candles, lamp oil, gin in pipes and cases, brandy best hyson tea, shoes, fine hats, Madras handkerchiefs, coffee bags, essence of spruce, nankeens, &c. And 20 Prime Mules.
Demerary, 21st January 1804. John Clapham.

To be Sold by Private Sale, Two Plantations situate next to one another, in the Colony of Berbice, containing jointly 1000 Acres of Land, 500 Acres of which have formerly been planted in Cocoa but have been neglected for 18 or 19 Years, on account of the low price of that product; the land having lain fallow during such a number of Years, is thought, by intelligent Planters, to be very good for Coffee or Sugar. For information apply to the Printer in Stabroek. Berbice, 10th January 1804.

For Sale by the Subscriber, excellent Building Lime in hogsheads and barrels just arrived from Barbados in the Schooner Friendship, Capt. Greenidge. For Particulars enquire of Mr. M. Campbell at the Union Coffee House.
Demerary, 21st January 1804. John Culpeper.

Picked-Up on front of Plantation Rotterdam, a Punt. Whoever proves the same to be their Property, can have her restored by Paying for this Advertisement, and rewarding the Negroes that found her. J. R. Brandt.

Absented himself, a Negro Man named William, a creole of Barbados, and by Trade a Mason, he has been away about a fotnight [sic]. Any Person confinig him in the Barracks will be handsomely rewarded.
Demerary, 21st January 1804. John Campbell.

Runaway from the Boat of Charles Edmonstone Esqr. on the Morning of the 17th Instant; a Negro Man named Tom, short and stout made, Brand mark'd in two places on the right breast, the lower mark C. E. Whoever will secure said Negro in the Barracks or give him up to Charles Edmonstone will be handsomely rewarded.
Demerary, 21st January 1804. Wm. Burn.

The Subscriber intends Quiting the Colony with the first Convoy that may Sail from this for England, he therefore request if any Person has as Account due against him, or the late Firm of Turton & Co. that they may render it for Payment. Such Accounts as remain Unpaid (and are not already in the hands of Mr. Van Berckel) will be lodged to be Sued for the Court in March. Mr. T. intends this as a general Notice to Debtors and Creditors, and will apply for his Pass eight Days before the Sailing of the Fleet.
Demerary, 28th January 1804. R. S. Turton.

T. Wishart, Painter, begs to return sincere thanks to all those Gentlemen who he has been employed by in his Profession, for the favors and friendship conferr'd on him hitherto, and now informs them, and the Public, that he has taken the House (on the Stelling side) immediately adjoining that of Mr. John Brooks, Watch Maker, Bridge Town, where (on the 20th of this present Month) he will commence and carry on his Business in all the various Branches that are most useful and best adapted to the West India Climate, particulary to coach and chaise Painting after the most approved mode in London, Portraits Painted in oil, Gilding, Varnishing and Japaning, Cyphering in all its characters, adpated either for sign boards or ornament, doors, furniture &c painted to represent the finest and richest Mahogany, Veneering sandal and satin wood with grain marble of all kinds imitated, together with many other branches to tedious to mention
T. W. having received a select assortment of the very best materials from London particularly adapted for the above mentioned purposes, aided by his Professional Abilities (in part already known) assures the Public that their Orders will be attended to with Punctuality and Dispatch.
Wanted at same time four stout Boys as Apprentices (would prefer the Coromantee Nation) for a term, as will on application be known, to teach and instruct them in the nature, use and preparation of colours, so far as is necessary to make them good House Painters, likewise glass cutting and glazing of sash windows. The utility to be derived from this needs little comment, as every Gentleman whether Planter or Merchant will soon discover the benefit that will in future be derived from having a compleat Workman at their command.
Particular Terms will be know by applying to T. W. as above.
Demerary, 14th Janury [sic] 1804.

For Sale – A Dwelling House 33 feet long by 29 wide, a Story and a half high, upon hard wood blocks 7 feet high, boarded round, which affords a good Cellar or Store, on a Lot of Land on the East side of Mahaica Creek, in front of La Liberte[accent], known by No. 6, with a Kitchen and Wash House. For Terms apply at the Printer's, or to the Subscriber at said House in Mahaica.
Demerary, 21st January 1804. John Bannister.

Runaway on Saturday Evening last, a Negro Boy called Charles, a Taylor by trade, formerly the Property of J. H. Bomm, deceased. Whoever will apprehend said Negro Boy and lodge him in the Barracks, shall receive One Joe Reward. Masters of Vessels are forbid carrying said Boy from the Colony, as also any Person or Persons harbouring or concealing him will be Punished as the Law directs. He is very well known among the Barbados coloured people, he being from that Country.
Stabroek, 21st January 1804. J. Runnels, Jz.
N.B: My Boy Good Luck is not yet returned: see the Gazette of the 3d December last, and please pay attention to the same.

List of Runaway and arrested Slaves, on this 26th day of January 1804,

in the Stocks of Demerary.

Lyst der op heden den 26 January 1804, zig in arrest bevindende

Weglopper slaaven, in Rio Demerary.



By whom brought.






11de West-Indische Reg.

Jane Betsy.

Mr. Beresford.

Post Iveleary.


Van Well.

F. Kroll.









Le Blanc.



Post Mahaica.



Pl. Goede Hoop.














J. Freese.

Post Mahaica.


van Kingschot.




dito. [sic – Dutch]


J. Ogle.




De Dienders.



Ord. Fiscaal.


James Ogle.

Pl. Industry.


Miss Kier.

Pl. le Souvenir.


Prins Pole.

F. Fileun.


W. Casey.




Pl. Intend.



Pl. Goed Fortuin.


Mr. Fraser.

Ord. Fiscaal.



J. Wesh.








Mr. Russel.



Miss Young.



John Jones.






E. Van Batenburg.




dito. [sic – Dutch]



J. Appelton.



Ned van Paradys.


Jan Henderson.



Murrow in Mahaica.

[?]ant Smith.



J. C. Schultz.






J. Pont.



C. A. de Florimont.

And Twenty-three New Negroes, the names of their Owners unknown.
Voorts Drie en twintig Nieuwe Negers, waarvan men de naamen der Eygenaar niet kan ontwaar worden
J. Runnels, Drossaart

DOODEN. [heading]

Begraaven zedert den 20 tot den 26 Jan. 1804.
Een Matroos in het Militaire Hospitaal overleden, de naam [illegible] bekend.

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


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