Essequebo and Demerary Gazette 1804 February 11


Ao. 1804 )


( No. 59.


Essequebo and Demerary





Saturday, the 11th of February.

PUBLICATION. [heading]

By His Honor Lieutenant Colonel Robert Nicholson, Lieutenant-Governor in and over the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, President in all courts and Colleges, &c. &c. &c. and the Honble: Court of Policy of said Colonies &c. &c. &c.
Unto all whom these Presents may or shall concern, Greeting, Be it known:
That in consequence of an Act passed in Our present Session, for revising, altering and amending the Laws or Regulations respecting the Armed Burghers or Militia Establishment of this Colony, We have made the following Appointments of Officers to serve in the Four respective Battalions of which the Militia of the Colony is to consist, on the Establishment so amended, viz:
To be Major Commandant in that River, Robert Rose.
1st Battalion.
Consisting of the Burghers in the Districts of the White, the Blue and the Red Banner.
To be Major, George Crafts.
To be Captains of the Companies No. 1 and 2, in the White Banner District, . . . Odwin, and T. M. Trotz.
Ditto of the Companies No. 3 and 4, in the Blue Banner or Leguan Island District, J. Bonjes and P. Clements.
Ditto of Company No. 5 in the Red Banner District, J. M. Van Suyk.
To be Lieutenants to Companies No. 1 and 2, P. Henderson, . . . Messemkare, F. W. Ruperti, and J. L. Blecker.
Ditto to Companies 3 and 4, W. Deeces, T. Higgins, T. Harriott, and I. Corbet.
Ditto to Company No. 5, H. Fraser and J. E. Grantsen.
To be Adjutant to the 1st Battalion, . . . . . .
2d Battalion.
Consisting of the Burghers in the Two Districts of the Orange Banner.
To be Major, Robert Gordon.
To be Captain to Company No. 1 Edward Bishop.
Ditto . . . to Ditto . . 2. L. Sissingh.
Ditto . . . to Ditto . . 3. P. A. Mo[umlaut]ller.
Ditto . . . to Ditto . . 4. S. Cox.
Ditto . . . to Ditto . . 5. J. Thomas.
To be Lieutenants to the Five Companies last before-mentioned, and to be attached to the same by the Major, with the concurrence of the Captains, subject to the approbation of the Court, as may best suit the local situation of the residence of the Gentlemen so appointed Lieutenants, J. Fraser, Charles Bean, . . . Searles, L. Hartensveld, . . . McPherson, . . . Cox Jr., J. L. Harrop, S. Borland, W. Mooy, and D. S. Schuur.
Adjutant to the 2d Battalion, . . . . . .
To be Major Commandant of the Two Battalions of the said River, Farquhar Macrae.
1st Battalion.
To consist of the Burghers in the Six Districts of the White, the Blue, the Red White and Blue, the Yellow, the White and Blue, and the Red and Green Banner.
To be Major, Colin Macrae.
To be Captains to the Companies 1, 2, 3, and 4, to consist of Whites in the Town of Stabroek and its Precincts, J. C. McLeod, Wm. Mackenzie, Andrew Smith, and H. I. Underwood.
To be Captain to Company No. 5. in the Blue Banner District, A. Osborne.
Ditto to Company No. 6. in the Red, White and Blue Banner District, John Wilson.
Ditto to Company No. 7. in the Yellow banner District, John Hopkinson.
Ditto to Company No. 8. in the White and Blue Banner District, M. Buchanan.
Ditto to Company No. 9. in the Red and Green Banner District, J. Sutherland.
Ditto to Company No. 10 to be formed of the Free People of colour in the Town of Stabroek and its Precincts, C. N. Bollers.
To be Lieutenants to Companies 1, 2, 3, and 4 J. G. C. de Nieuwerkerk, F. C. Otto, J. T. Matthews, J. E. Booter, James Robertson, H. Tulloh, A. Littledale, and A. Fullarton.
Ditto to Company No. 5. in the Blue Banner District, E. Cooke, and . . . Donovan.
Ditto to Company No. 6. in the District of the Red, White and Blue Banner, Evan Fraser and T. G. Heyliger.
To be Lieutenants to Company No. 7. in the District of the Yellow Banner, John Patterson and W. B. Panye. [not Payne, Panye]
Ditto to Company No. 8. in the White and Blue Banner District, D. Storm van s'Gravesande and Gilbert Robertson.
Ditto to Company No. 9. in the Red and Green Banner District, John Ross and L. d'Helliand.
Ditto to the 10th or Free Coloured Company in the Town of Stabroek, D. Telford and R. C. Downer.
to be Adjutant to the first Battalion, with the rank of youngest Captain, George Thompson.
2d Battalion.
To consist of the Burghers of the Districts of the Orange, the Red and the Green Banners.
To be Captain to Company No. 1. in the Orange Banner District., A. J. J. van den Heuvel.
Ditto to Companies No. 2 and 3 in the Red Banner District, E. C. Overbroek and George Brumell.
Ditto to Companies 4. and 5. in the two Green Banner Districts, Charles Edmonstone and E. L. Fisher.
To be Lieutenants to Company No. 1. H. Steur and Edward Bermingham.
To be Lieutenants to Companies 2. and 3. C. I. Morson, J. Beete Jr., T. L. Cramer, and R. L. Ashington.
Ditto to Companies 4. and 5. Charles Brotherson, A. van den Paadevoort, J. H. Wiederman and H. Mutz.
Adjutant to the 2d Battalion. . . . . .
The Appointments of the yet vacant situations of Adjutants to three of the before mentioned Battalions to be Published in proper time.
And We do order and require all and every the Inhabitants of this Colony, to acknowledge and respect the above-named Officers of the Burgher-Militia in their several situations aforesaid. [sic] And Whereas by the foregoing Appointments, all prior commissions given to any Persons to Act as Burgher Officers under the former Regulations, are to be considered as expired, We do further hereby Notify the same, and grant to all Persons who have Acted hitherto under such Commissions, an honorable discharge, at the same time returning them Public thanks for the Services rendered by them to the Colony in their late respective situations as Burgher Officers.
Thus Resolved in Our Extraordinary Assembly held in Demerary, on the 29th December 1803, and Published on the 11th of February 1804.
Robert Nicholson,
Lieut. Governor.
By Command of the Court,
P. F. Tinne, Secty.

By His Honor Lieutenant Colonel Robert Nicholson, Lieutenant-Governor in and over the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, President in all courts and Colleges, &c. &c. &c. and the Honble: Court of Policy of said Colonies &c. &c. &c.
Unto all whom these Presents may or shall concern, Greeting, Be it known:
Whereas We have been apprized, that notwithstanding the orders contained in the Publication of this Court dated the 11th January 1803, it often happens that Masters of Vessels, Passengers and others arriving in this Colony, do take upon themselves to deliver or forward the Letters which they have taken charge of for this Colony to the Persons the same are addressed to, instead of leaving or depositing such Letters at the established Post-Office; - And Whereas this practice cannot but tend materially to deminish [sic] the lawful Revenue of the Post-Office aforesaid.
We therefore, in order to make a better provision in this respect, have thought fit to renew and amend our Publication before-mentioned, and in consequence anew to order, charge and require, and by these presents do strictly order, charge and require all Masters of Ships or Vessels, Passengers or others arriving from abroad, to deliver or cause to be delivered up all Letters for this Colony they may have charge of (open Letters of Introduction excepted) into the General Post-Office in Demerary, in order such Letters may be distributed there to the Persons the same are addressed to, upon their Paying the stated Postage; on pain of a Fine of Five and Twenty Guilders to be Paid for each Letter coming within the description of the present Act, which shall be found not to have been so delivered into the Post-Office aforesaid.
The before mentioned Fines to be applied as follows, viz: one third for the Fiscal, another third for the Poor and the remaining third for the Informer or Informers.
And that no ignorance may be pretended hereof, these presents are to be Published and Posted up in the customary manner.
Thus Resolved in Our Ordinary Assembly held at the Court House in Stabroek, Demerary, on the 31st January 1804, and Published the 11th February thereto next following.
Robert Nicholson.
Lieut. Governor.
By Command of the Court,
P. F. Tinne, Secty.

BEKENDMAAKINGEN, Van de Secretary. [heading]

Alzoo de Heer John Tukness van voorneemens is binnen tyd van veertien dagen van hier te vertrekken, zoo wordt zulks mits dezen bekend gemaakt, ten einde die geenen, welk iets van hem te pretendeeren hebben, of aan hem verschuldigd zyn hunne pretensien koomen ontvangen, of hunne schulden betalen ter zyner Domicilium, oft wel ter Secretary alhier.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary den 8 February 1804
In Kennisse van my, J. C. Stadtman, Gezw. Clercq.

Alzoo de Heeren John Dowson en William Rose van voorneemens zyn binnen den tyd van veertien dagen van hier te vertrekken, zoo wordt zulks mits dezen bekend gemaakt, ten einde de geenen, welke iets van hem te pretendeeren hebben, of aan hem verschuldigd zyn, hunne pretensien koomen ontvangen, of hunne schulden betalen ter zyner Domicilium.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary dezen 6 February 1804.
In Kennisse van my J. C. Stadtman, Gezw. Clercq.


The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Monday the 13th Instant, will be Exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, by order of Messrs. A Fullerton & Co. - 260 boxes soap, 140 do. candles, 28 boxes lyng fish, 4 trunks muslins, Irish beef and pork.
Demerary, 11th Feby. 1804. E. N. Wichers.

The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Tuesday the 14th Instant, will be Exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, by order of Mr. John Clapham, at his Store in the New Town; [illegible] hogsheads Fish, mess beef in half barrels, butter in kegs, Holland gin in barrels and pipes, Hyson tea in small chests, vinegar in bottles, olives, candles, tobacco, ship bread, lard &c.
Demerary, 11th February 1804 E. N. Wichers.


TAKE NOTICE, [heading]
All Persons indebted to the firm of Bothamley & Jackson whose Accounts are not finally liquidated, or an arrangement made for their liquidation before the 1st of April next, will have such Accounts put in to the hands of their Lawyer to prosecute for the same, without any reservation whatsoever.
N. B. A Compleat Iron Crane to be disposed of.
Demerary, February 11th 1804.

The Subscriber solicits all those indebted to him, to come forward & settle their accounts to enable him to discharge his own debts. He offers for Hire the House, lately occupied by him in Stabroek, situated on Lot No. 11, also another House, situated on the same Lot & lately occupied by Mrs. Ch. Clifton Middledam Stabroek. For particulars apply at the Subscriber's Store in the New-town next to the Union Coffee House.
Demerary 10th February 1804 P. Verbeke.

The Creditors of the late concern of Henley & Lawrence, are hereby requested to render in their Accounts and Claims unto Mr. Robert Stephenson, in the New Town, on or before the first day of March next, after which period some arrangement will be made in order to satisfy the different Demands as early as possible; it is request [sic] particular attention will be Paid to this Advertisement.
John Henley.
Demerary, 11th February 1804. Robert Stephenson.

The Subscriber requests for the last time, all those indebted to the Estate of the late Doctor I. I. Leuschenreing, to come and settle their Accounts, as no further indulgence will be granted.
He offers for hire, the Concession No. 60, with the Buildings thereon, consisting of a Dwelling House, kitchen, Negro Houses, &c. situated on the middle dam in Stabroek, and lately occupied by R. Phipps Esqr. - He also offers a reward of 4 Joes to any Person that might apprehend and lodge in the Barracks, a Negro Man called Premier, advertised some time ago of having Runaway, he is to be known by a swelling on one of his shoulders occasioned by a stroke from a whip. Whoever may be found harbouring him, will be prosecuted according to Law.
Demerary, February 11th, 1804. P. Verbeke.

The Firm and copartnership of Paradys & Verroen being dissolved, they request that every one who have trusted them with their Papers and Documents in Law-Business, will call at the Office of M. J. Verroen during the time of Six Weeks next ensuing, between the hours of eight and twelve in the Forenoon, to have the same returned to them, on payment of their merited Salary.
They both also advertise to the Public, that they intend quitting this Colony on the 15th of April next.
J. A. Paradys.
Demerary, 11th February 1804. M. J. Verroen.

The Subscriber requests those Persons to whom he stands indebted to render in a Statement of their Demands to him, at Mr. C. D. Forrester's in Stabroek, as early as possible, that he may make arrangement for discharging the same.
Demerary, 11th February 1804. John Henley.

The Subscriber has just imported and for Sale at his shop in Bridge Town in front of Plantation Vlissingen, an assortment of valuable MEDICINES &c. viz – Fresh powdered jalap, ditto rhubarb, best pale and yellow powdered bark, cantharides, opium, ipecacuanna, sal nitre, verdigris, chamomile flowers, red precipt. Semen santonic senna, magnesia, camphor, sarsaparilla, sal: ammon: crud, bees wax, aniseed, myrrh, gum arabic, balsum capivi, gum foetida, best honey, castor oil, liquorice root, Spanish liquorice and refined liquorice in boxes, oil vitrio, Surgeons lint, best lancetts, blister plaster, Elixers, Tinctures, Extracts, &c also a variety of Patent and Nostrum Medicines among which are Henry's and Dalm?boys's calcined Magnesia, Dr. James's Fever powders, Spilbury's drops, Huxham's tincture of bark, antibilious Pills, &c. &c
Henry B. Gall.
Mr. Gall earnestly solicits the early assistance of his Friends for their last Year's Accounts, to enable him to support his Credit, as he purposes continuing the Druggists Business on a large and general scale.
Demerary, 11th February 1804.

Just Imported and for Sale by the Subscribers on reasonable terms, viz - Superfine Flour in whole and half barrels, mess beef in ditto, ditto pork in ditto, fish in hogsheads and boxes, hogs lard in kegs, mould and dip'd candles, mackerel in barrels and half barrels, tobacco in barrels, pilot bread in ditto, hoes, shovels, axes, hooks and thimbles, blocks, dead eyes, lamp black, red oaker [sic] and yellow paint ground in oil, iron chests, horn sheets and rollers, saddle cloths, silk ribbond, coloured thread, black and white muslins, Inverness cotton and coffee bagging, and coffee bags.
Stabroek, 11th February 1804. Hugh Douglas & Co.
Also for Sale, a new Koker 6 by 7 feet and 22 long, and Punts for sale or hire.

Runaway from the Subscriber, about 12 Months past, a Mulatto Man named SCIPIO, he has been seen in Stabroek about two Weeks ago and from good information he is harboured in Essequebo on Leguan Island. Any Person apprehending said Mulatto and lodging him in the Stocks, or delivering him to the Subscriber, shall receive Six Joes Reward.
Mahaica, 11th February 1804. Js. Stas.

To Sail with the first Convoy, for London, The Ships Commodore Hood and General Grinfield: The Principal part of the Loading of both Ships is already engaged. - For Freight or Passage, apply to the Captains on board, or to
Demerary, February 11th 1804. R. Phipps.

FOR LONDON [heading]
The Ship Rebecca and Sarah, has good accommodations for Passengers, and will Sail with the first Convoy. For Freight or Passage apply to
Bridge-Town, 11th February 1804. Robert S. Turton.

For Sale by the Subscribers at their Store in Cumingsburg; - Salt Fish in hogsheads, white pine Boards, Plank and Clap boards, Staves, Beef and Pork in barrels, Tobacco in barrels, Claret and Hoch [sic] of the very first quality, Pickles and sallad oil in cases &c. &c.
Demerary, 11th February 1804. Andrew & Adam Smith.


Uit Kragte van Appointement en Autorisatie, verleend door den WelEdelen Achtbaaren Heer G. Hobus, President des Edelen Ho[?]s van Civiele Justitie by non Sessie van hetzelve in dato 15 Juny 1803. doet M. S. Humbert, als Curator in den Boedel wylen Ed Donnollon, in leven Directeur van de Plantagie de Weldaad, gelegen aan de West Zee Kust dezer Colonie, by Edicte dagvaarden, Alle bekende en onbekende Crediteuren van opgemelde Boedel, om te compareeren, of Gemagtigdens te zenden voor den Edelen Hove van Civiele Justitie dezer Colonie ter hunner Ordinaire Vergadering op Maandag den 16 April aanstaande, ten einde preferentie te sustineeren, dezelve te zien debarreeren, en voorts by preferentie en concurrentie over de geprevenieerde penningen van voornoemde Boedel te zien wyzen, wat recht is, op poene, dat die geenen, welke hieraan in gebreke zullen blyven, een eeuwig Silentium zal worden opgelegd
Aldus naa voorafgegaane Trommestag gepubliceerd ten Raadhuyze der Stede Niew Amsteldam [sic] in Berbice op den 28 January 1804, geassigeerd en de respective Divisien rondgezenden
F. B. Ader, adst. Exploiteur.

Uit Krachte van Mandement van desertie, verleend do den Hove van Civiele Justitie der Colonie Berbice, op Woensdag den 11 dezer maand January 1804, worden door my ondergeschrevene Deurwaarder en Exploiteur van welgemelden Hove uit naam en van wegens Jan Willem St. Uis, in qualiteit als universeel Ersgenaam van wylen de vrye Mutattinee Anna Magdalena den Breeder - den gewezen Heer Gouverneur Generaal Abram M. Jacob van Imbyze van Batenburg, in zoodanige qualiteit als denzelven in de Sessien van welgemeld Hof in April en July 1796 van wegens de voormalige Directie van Berbice, als Eigenaaren van de Slaaven Willem, Johanna & Mirtje Broeder en Susters van opgedagte vrygegevene Mulattin Anna Magdalena den Breeder, te zamen de nagelaatene Kinderen van de Mulattinne Mingje, welke is geweest Slaavinne, behoorende aan deze Colonie, en een lys[?]ke Suster van Adriana Johanna Adams, laatst Wed. George Samuelson van Raben, heest gesustineerd gerechtigd te weezen, tot d??e vierde deelen der Erffenis van dezelve Wed. von Raben, en dat de voorz vrygegeevene Mulattinne Anna Magdalena den Breeder nietmeer dan het overige vierde deel derzelve Erffenis was competeerende, doch het contrarie waarvan, door het welgemeld Hof is verstaan, en by Decree: van den 11 July 1796 de geheele Erffenis van de Weduwe von Raben, aan de voorz. vrygegeevene Mulattinne Anna Magdalena den Breeder toegeweezen, dan by welk Decreet by Heer Gouverneur A. J. van Imbyze van Batenburg, in qualiteit als [illegible] in dezelve zaak ageerde, des andertendaags den 13 July 1796. heeft verklaard zich bezwaard te hebben bevonden, en van hetzelve Decreet derhalven te revideeren, aan de Rechters aan welke de revisie van Gewysdens in deze Colonie zouden mogen behooren, en daarvan ter Secretary alhier naar style locaal doen aantekeren, doch welke gei[umlaut]nterjecteerde revisie zedert dien tyd tot nu toe nog niet is verbeeven of vervolgd geworden, en mitsdien (naar des Impetrants Sustenue) de fata revisionis verstreeken zyn, en de voorz gei[umlaut]nterjecteerd mogen zyn, gedagvaard om te koomen voor welgemeld Hof van Civiele Justitie in deze Colonie, of aldar gemagtigdens te zenden, tegens Maandag den 9 July aan stande, omme te anhooren al zulke ensch en conclusie, als den Im petrant. als Testamentair Ersgenaam van de vrygegeevene Mulattinne Anna Magdalena den Breeder, ten dage dienende, om de voorz. Gei[umlaut]nterjecteerd revise te hebben desert verklaard, zal willen doen er neemen, daaregens te antwooden, en voort te procedeeren als naar Rechten.
En alzo dezelve gewezen Heer Gouverneur Generaal A. J. van Imbyze van Batenburg uitlandig is doch alhier Gemagtigdens heest heb ik Exploiteur den Deurwarder ingevolge myn Last he Exploit aan een derzelve Gemagtigdens gedaan, en dagvaarde alle anderen, welke in of by het geen voorz. is, mogten zyn gei[umlaut]ntereseerd, door deze Edicte, zullende deze Citatie ingevolze de mandamenten ook driemaalen in de Essequebo en Demerary Gazette worden gei[umlaut]nfereed, te[?] einde geen ignorantie zoude kun en worden voorgewend
Aldus naar voorafgegaane Trommelstag gepubliceerd ten Radhuyze der Steede Nieuw Amsteldam [sic] in Berbice op den 28 January 1804, geassigeerde en in de respective Divisien rondgezonden
F. B. Ader, Adst Exploiteur.

All Persons having Demands on the late Mr. G. I. Brodie, are requested to tender the same immediately, to Doctor Robinson on Plantation Cumings Lodge, or to Mr. A. Munro on Plantation Success, who also requests a settlement of such Debts as are due the deceased, by the 1st of April next.
James Robinson, Executor.
Demerary, February 11th 1804. Alexr. Munro, Executor.

Lately Imported and for Sale by the Subscribers, barrels and half barrels superfine flour, barrels beef and pork, half barrels mess beef, pork and tongues, firkins butter, Hhds fish scale and Newfoundland, lamp oil, nankeens, cannisters tea, boxes mould and spermacite [sic] candles &c.
Demerary, February 11th 1804. Jones & Nurse.

Runaway from the Subscribers, since the Month of November last, a Negro Woman named Betsey Ann. Whoever may secure her in the Barracks shall receive a Joe Reward.
Demerary, 11th February 1804. J. J. LeMarchand.

Drifted from the Canal opposite the Subscribers, about three Weeks past, a Punt, 36 feet long and 12 wide, without Beams. Whoever will give information where she may be found will be rewarded
Stabroek, 11th February 1804. Hugh Douglas & Co.

Runway from the Subscriber, a Negro Boy named Douglas, he is very well known about the Towns, particularly in Kingston and the Camp, where he has often been caught. Any Person who will apprehend the said Boy and bring him to Mrs. Frances Sampson residing on front of Werk & Rust Estate, or give information where he is harboured will receive a Reward.
Demerary, 11th February 1804. Henry Sampson.

Stolen Yesterday night for Werk & Rust Stelling, a four oar'd Yawl, the bottom painted red, above which is white, then yellow, black and yellow again. Whoever can give any information of her to the Subscribers will infinately [sic] oblige them, and be handsomely Rewarded.
Demerary, 11th February 1804. Remy & Boter.

List of Runaway and arrested Slaves, on this 9th day of February 1804,

in the Stocks of Demerary.

Lyst der op heden den 9 February 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.






Dito. [sic – Dutch]



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. Goed Fortuin.


Mr. Fraser.

Ord. Fiscaal.





Mr. Russel.



Miss Young.



John Jones.






E. Van Batenburg.







J. Appelton.


Jan Henderson.



Murrow in Mahaica.

[?]aul Smith.



J. C. Schultz.



J. Tout.



C. A. de Florimont.






J. Crone.


Torya in Berbice.

Pl. Lr. T. in Abary.


D. P. Simon.







Grant op Pl. Amandale.



Edwd. Berwinghan.

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

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

to the
Essequebo and Demerary

Saturday, the 11th of February.

DOODEN. [heading]

Begraaven zedert den 3. tot den 9 Febr. 1804
Den 3 Febr. De Heer J. J. T. Duval, Advocaat, gebooren in den Hage, oud 34 Jaaren.
Den 3 Febr. Frits van Straaten, gebooren in Maastricht, oud 35 jaaren.
Den 4 Febr. John Waaters, Koopman, gebooren te St. [??? – illegible], oud 27 Jaaren.

Printed by E. J. Henery, Stabroek.


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