Essequebo and Demerary Gazette 1804 April 14


Ao. 1804 )


( No. 68.


Essequebo and Demerary





Saturday, the 14th of April.

BEKENDMAAKINGEN, Van de Secretary. [heading]

Alzoo Vrouwe D. R. Luder geboren Warre, Juffrouw M. Luder binnen vier weeken, de Heeren William Leeds en Willem Ro[umlaut)hrs van voorneemens zyn binnen den tyd 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 betalen ter hunner Domicilium.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary dezen 7 April 1804.
In kennisse van my J. C. Stadtman, gezw. Clercq.

Alzoo de Heer William McNisch van voorneemens is binnen den tyd van veertien dagen 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 zyner Domicilium ten Huyze van de Heer John Robb in Cumingsburg. –
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary dezen 13 April 1804.
In kennisse van my J. C. Stadtman gezw. Clercq.


The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Wednesday the 18th inst. will be exposed for Sale, by Order of the Honble: Fiscaal [sic] of this Colony, the following Negroes, viz. A Negro Woman belonging to Haslin. - Jane Betsy to Beresford. - Feronica to Van Well. - Jan to Staunton. Samuel to Hopkinson. - Asking to Fraser. - Calais to Ogle. - Cuffy to Philips; and a New Negro Marked K. X ["X" on its side]
The abovementioned Negroes having been in Arrest, six Months, and not reclaimed by any Persons having proved them their Property.
Demerary, 14th April 1804. E. N. Wichers.

The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Thursday the 19th Inst, will be Exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, at the Store of Mr. H. I. Underwood; - White bread in whole and half barrels, broad cloths & cassimeres, printed callicoes, glass ware, cutlery, Jewelery, nails, Provisions & other Articles.
Demerary, 14th April 1804. E. N. Wichers.

The Commissary of the Vendue advertises that on Monday the 23rd Inst. will be Exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, at the Store of Mr. H. Beis, on the front of Pln. Werk & Rust; - Provisions, consisting of beef, pork, tongues, rounds beef, mackarel, salmon, sheep, Cattle, boards, clapboards, shingles, &c.
Also EIGHT American HORSES, Just Imported.
Demerary, 14th April 1804. E. N. Wichers.

The Commissary of the Vendue advertise that on Monday the 14th May, will be exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, by Order of Thomas Morgan & M. Staunton, Executors to the Estate of Edward Wood deced: - The Lott No. 54., situate on the front of Pln. Werk & Rust, with the Buildings thereon in neat and compleat order, the house is on a brick foundation with glass windows, a good Cistern &c.
Demerary, 14th April 1804. E. N. Wichers.


The Receiver of the Colony Revenues, hereby earnestly requests all those who have not yet paid their Taxes for the last preceeding [sic] Year, to come forward & discharge the same on or before the 20th Inst. after which period, Payment will be enforced, agreeable to the Tenor of the Publication issued on the 22nd of October last, without distinction to Persons.
Demerary, 14th April 1804. Chs. Vincent, Receiver.

TELFORD, NAGHTEN & Co. [heading]
Will Expose for Sale on Tuesday the 17th Instant, at their Stores in Labourgade; - 315 Prime Windward Coast Slaves; Imported in the Ship Fame, Capt. Robert Hall, from Rio Pongo & Cape Mount.
Demerary, 14th April 1804.

The Subscribers have this day Imported by the Ship Latona, Capt. Maurice MacGrath, and for Sale at their Stores In Cumingsburg; - Yorkshire hams in canvas, bottled porter and Ale, oats in puncheons, refined sugar, gunpowder & hyson tea, split pease and barley in kegs, white, black, red, yellow & brown paints in kegs, green & blue do. in pots, paint oil in jugs, tallow in kegs, soap and candles, temper'd lime, Gentlemen's boots, shoes and hats, umbrellas, Negroe cloathing and hats, oznabrugs, salempores, Irish linen & sheeting, cotton & coffee bagging, Russia and English canvas, Russia sheeting, cordage assorted, pipes in boxes, nails, iron pots, hoops, &c. - They have also for sale, Irish mess beef and pork in whole and half barrels, ditto butter in half firkins, potatoes, Fish in hhds & boxes, lamp oil in barrels, mackarel, salmon, Tobacco in hhds. & barrels, Lumber & clap boards, with various other Articles.
Demerary, 14th April 1804. Telford, Naghten & Co.

Just Imported in the Ships Brilliant & Ariadne from Glasgow, and for sale by the Subscribers at their store in Cumingsburg: - Inverness cotton bagging, sewing twine, bottled porter and beer in tierces, solid ditto in hhds & barrels, cordage, anchors, grapnels, candles, soap, lime, bricks, and a few trunks boots & shoes. They have also for sale, Irish mess beef & pork, & ship-bread.
Demerary, 14th April 1804. A. Fullerton & Co.

For Liverpool: - The Ship Brilliant, Wm. Gammell Master, Mounting 16 Guns and 40 Men, and
The Ship Ariadne, George Johnstone Master, mounting 14 Guns and 30 Men, will Sail in Company about the 24th next Month; For Freight or Passage apply to the said Masters, or
Demerary, 14th April 1804. Alexr. Fullerton & Co.

For Bristol: - The Ship Avon, John Haynes Master, will sail with the first Convoy: For Freight or Passage, apply to the said Master, or R. S. Turton.
Mr. Turton will be thank full to the Friends of Messrs. Daniels, who have expressed a wish of serving their Ships, or intend Shipping, to send their Produce on board, that the Ship may not meet with any delay. Demerary, 14th April 1804.

MADEIRA WINE. [heading]
The Subscriber has this day received from Madeira by the Cutter Lovely Cruizer, Capt. Whytock, a few Pipes, Hogsheads and Quarter Casks of Choice Old Madeira Wine, from the well known House of Gordon, Duff & Co. which he will Sell reasonable for immediate Pay.
Demerary, 14th April 1804. R. S. Turton.

Just imported from Liverpool and for Sale by the Subscriber at reasonable terms for immediate Payment: - Irish butter, ham, cheese, London bottled porter, pearl barley, split pease, potatoes, ling fish in matts, cod and scale ditto in boxes, beef, pork, candles, Negro pipes, and Gentlemens superfine ready made Coats.
Demerary, 14th April 1804 Paul Smith.

The Subscribers have just imported for sale at their Store, the following Articles, Very Cheap for immediate Payment; Lumber, clap-boards, shingles, R. O. staves, salt fish, beef, pork, butter, candles, soap. tobacco, rice, crackers, mackerel, lamp oil, gin, brandy, glauber salts in tubs of 13 lbs., nankeen &c. &c.
Demerary, 14th April 1804. G. J. Goppy & Co.

For Sale: - Several Thousand Cane Plants of the above description, in the highest state of Perfection, produced from Canes of the first Years growth in new soil: - Apply at the Adventure Estate, Essequebo, to Mr. H. S. Jervis.
Demerary, 14th April 1804.

All those Indebted to the Estate of the late Donald McRae, (Taylor) are requested to make Payment of their Accounts to Mr. Robert Stephenson; - And all Persons having demands against the same, are requested to render their Accounts to the said Gentleman.
Demerary, 14th April 1804. P. Rose, Executor.

The Subscriber intending to leave this Colony in June or July next, gives this Notice to all whom it may concern.
Demerary, 14th April 1804. W. Finlayson.

For Sale by the Undersigned, Madeira Wine by the dozen.
Demerary, 14th April 1804. J. F. Meyer.

Just Imported, and for Sale by the Subscriber; - Best London particular Madeira Wine in Pipes, Hhds & Quarter casks, Superfine Flour in barrels, Inverness cotton bagging, &c.
Demerary, 14th April 1804. A. Littledale.

G. Ryk, Predikant de Nederduitsche Gemeente in deze Colonie geest hiermede kennis aan die geenen, welke daar eenig bel[illegible] in stellen, dat op de eerstvolgende vyf Zondagen alhier niet [illegible] gepredikt worden, om redenen, dat hy in dien tyd de openb[illegible] Godsdienstoefsseningen in de Colonie Essequebo zal waarneemen.
Demerary den 14 April 1804.

De Ondergetekende presenteert uit de hand te Koop - Am[illegible]caansche Planken tegens f 99. de duyzend voet, Duygen f [illegible] Schoven met hunne Boomstukken f 7. Cingels f 8.5, alles v[illegible] directe betaling in Contanten, Wissels of Producten tegens Cas pr[illegible]
Demerary, den 14 April 1804.

Absented from the Subscriber early on Monday Morning last the 9th Inst. a negro Man named Mingo, of the Congo Nation, about 5 feet 6 inches high, very black & stout made, he has lost one toe of his left foot & his hair is very grey, speaks English and Dutch, and is well known in Stabroek and the Vicinity; - Persons are cautioned not to harbour or employ said Negro, and Whoever will deliver him to the Subscriber, or lodge him in the Barracks, shall be rewarded.
Demerary, 14th April 1804. John Luke.

Picked Up in front of Plantation Zwaanenschutz, a Punt with a cross beam; the Owner thereof can have it by applying on said Estate, and Paying the Expences.
Demerary, 14th April 1804. W. G. Poyer.

PLAN of a Lottery made by J. F. Meyer, with Permission of His Honor Lieutenant Governor Nicholson.
Art. 1.
This Lottery is composed of One hundred and Fifty two Tickets, at Six Joes or One hundred and thirty two Guilders each.
Art. 2.
The Lottery will contain Five & Twenty Prizes, amounting to Twenty thousand and sixty four Guilders, according to a List of the Articles herewith annexed.
Art. 3. The Tickets ( which are to be had at the Store of J. F. Meyer ) to be paid for when chosen, or an Acceptance passed Payable on the day of the drawing of the Lottery, which will be made known in the Demerary Gazette.
Art. 4.
The Lottery shall be drawn by two Children, in the presence of a Clerk of the Secretary's Office and two Persons, who will keep, one a list of numbers, and the other a list of Blanks and Prizes.
Art. 5.
Every Person that takes a Ticket, shall write his Name directly opposite the Number, in a Book kept for that Purpose.
List of Prizes in the Lottery of J. F. Meyer,
1st. Prize, A gold repeating Watch of a very curious and clever Invention, striking with six visible hammers and playing every three hours, (either worn in the pocket or hanging in a room) a Tune f 5500
2d. One trunk with a complete sett of silver service, consisting of soup, punch and sauce ladles, soup and tea spoons, knives, and forks, fish knives and tongues [sic], candlesticks, coffee trays, goblets, butter knives, sugar tongues [sic], and a variety of other instruments, all neatly fitted in a strong trunk, to be taken on a Journey or Voyage. f. 3000.
3d. One rich diamond ring laid in gold, 2200.
4th One ditto ditto with a blue stone. 1100.
5th One gold snuff box with a valuable stone in the bottom, and the cover representing a Natural Citadel, f. 1100.
6th One gold English Watch ( old fashioned ) but solid, 770.
7th A pair of gold shoe buckles, richly ornamented. 660.
8th Three Oblong plated dishes with silver gadroon edges and silver handles. 660.
9th A diamond Pin. 550.
10th A ditto with a blue stone, 440.
11th One Coffee Pot with silver edges, glove pattern, one tea, one sugar bason, one cream cover, one egg stand & toast tray. f. 440.
12th One sett of do. 440.
13th One sett of do.
14th A Lot of Sundries, consisting of one Topaz Cross laid in gold, a gold head for a stick, a gold seal, two gold rings, and a gold Octagon Engine turn'd Topaz Broach. f 363.
15th A Lot of ditto, viz: a gold locket with pearls, a Topaz Cross laid in gold, a gold ring, a gold Broach, a seal, and Sixty silver neat Waistcoat buttons, f. 363.
16th A solid gold neck lace [sic] with a heart, 300.
17th A fashionable elegant Liquor stand with four cut glass bottles, and ditto sugar dish. f. 264.
18th a ditto, 264.
19th One silver tobacco box with gold inside. 220.
20th One case with a pair of silver spectacles, and a ditto with Mathematical Instruments. f. 220
21st One elegant gold chain and a case with a sett of razors. 198.
22d One silver segar box and a pair of silver shoe buckles. 176.
23d One pair of silver shoe, and a pair of knee buckles. 176.
24th One small red Box with a silver spoon, knife and fork. 110.
25th One ditto do.
N.B. The drawing of the above Lottery will begin on the 18th of the ensuing Month - Those Gentlemen who have passed their Obligations for their chances, are requested to come forward and take up the same, on or before the appointed day. Tickets are still to be had at the Store of J. F. Meyer, and at the Printing Office.
Demerary, 14th April 1804.

For Sale: - The House in which the Subscriber resides, on the South Dam, half Concession No. 26, on easy terms to an approved Purchaser: and as he intends removing from this Town in a fortnight or three weeks to settle on the Arabian Coast, takes occasion of offering all due acknowledgements to those who have favored him with their employ in the exercise of his Profession during his residence here, and soliciting their interest whither he is now going, assuring them that he shall be happy and ready to render them his services; at the same time he must also earnestly request all those who are indebted to him, to come forward with all expedition to his assistance in the settlement of their Accounts, that he may thereby be enabled to satisfy all such Demands as are against him, previous to that time.
Demerary, 14th April 1804. Philip Jackman.


List of Runaway and arrested Slaves, on this 12th day of April 1804,

in the Stocks of Demerary.

Lyst der op heden den 12 April 1804, zig in arrest bevindende

Weglopper slaaven, in Rio Demerary.



By whom brought.






11th W. I. Regiment.

Jane Betsy.

Mr. Beresford.

Post Iveleary.


Van Well.

F. Kroll.






Post Mahaica.





J. Ogle.




Ord. Fiscaal.


James Ogle.

Pl. Industry.


G. Laing.

Pl. Providence.






J. C. Schutz.


Murrow in Mahaica.



Wits in Barbados.

[?]. Cennedy.


Juffr. Cennedy.

S. J. Roberts.









J. Luthers.


Anna Fox.

H. Noltje.



Theodore Barrell.


Jonas in Abary.

Lands Bomba.


George Laing.






Mr. Fraser.

Pl. Ruymveld.


Pl. Cottage in Berbice.

John Ashley.









Leymon Borner.











Doctr. Luyle in Berbice.

J. Van Genderen.



P. Campbell.



Pl. Success.



J. Fullock.




And Ten New Negroes, the names of their Owners unknown.
Voorts Tien Nieuwe Negers, waarvan men de naamen der Eygenaar niet kan ontwaar worden
J. Runnels, Drossaart

Dooden. [heading]

Begraaven zedert den 6 tot den 12 April 1804.
Den 12 April Eyre Buttler, Planter, beboren in Ierland [sic], oud 29 Jaaren.
Den 6 April Een Matroos van het Schip Bel Isle oud 26 Jaaren.
Den 8 April Huwed Homburg, Matroos op het Schip Irlam, geboren in Denemarken, oud 32 Jaaren.
Den 11 April John Willems, Matroos op het Schip Caesar, oud 28 Jaaren van Coppenhagen.

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