Essequebo and Demerary Gazette 1804 May 19


Ao. 1804 )


( No. 73.


Essequebo and Demerary





Saturday, May 19, 1804.

[No Heading]

His Majesty has been pleased to Appoint Theophilus Williams Esqr. to be Post-Master to the Colonies of Essequebo, Demerary and Berbice, also to be Receiver to the Colony of Essequebo, and he will therefore take charge of those Offices accordingly.
Robert Nicholson.
Lieut. Governor.
King's House, Demerary, 19th May 1804.

On Examination of the votes given in by the Inhabitants for a Kiezer, in the Room of F. Sabbathier Esqr. deceased, and of two Financial Representatives for Demerary, in that of J. Beete and J. Fileen Esqrs in consequence of the respective Proclamations Issued by His Honor the Lt. Governor, on the 30th of April last, and 9th of Decr. 1803, it appeared that by the Majority of said Votes, Joseph Beete Esqr. was elected Kiezer, and John Sutherland and James Ogle, to the Situation of Financial Representatives aforesaid.
King's House, Stabroek, 15th May 1804.

BEKENDMAAKINGEN, Van de Secretary. [heading]

Alle de geenen, welke iets te pretendeeren hebben, ofte verschuldigd zyn aan den Heer Jacob Lachtrop, gelieven hunne pretensien te koomen opgeeven of hunne schulden te voldoen by den Heer J. Pantlitz, als daartoe geauctoriseerd zynde door de Heeren F. Martin, q. q. J. C. van den Heuvel, A. H. Walstab, G. Henschelius, J. C. Otto en J. Bruninghaus, in qualiteit als by Heeren Raaden Commissarissen uit den Edelen Achtbaaren Hove van Justitie dezer Rivier op den 9 dezer aangestelde Curateuren in de zaaken van voorn. J. Lachtrop, ten einde behoorlyke staat van dezelve te kunnen overleggen ter eerstkoomende Commissoriaale Vergadering, en zulks binnen den tyd van veertien dagen naa dato dezes, zullende tegens de Debiteuren, by faure van betaling, in rechten worden gea[umlaut]geerd.
Demerary dezen 17 May 1804. G. A. de Villeneuve,

Alzoo de Heeren Paulus Sturk, William Graham op de Plantagie Entreprise [sic], Henry Gill & James Curtis van voorneemens zyn binnen den tyd van 14 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 May 1804.
In Kennisse van my J. C. Stadtman, gezw. Clercq.


On Saturday the 26th Instant, will be Exposed for Sale, at the Vendue Office; - Thirty Prime New Negroes, lately Imported.
May 19th 1804. Brereton & Kingston.

On Saturday the 26th Instant, will be Exposed for Sale, at the Vendue Office, by Order of Mr. Wm. Gibson; - A Negro Woman named Kitty, with her Child.
May 19th 1804. Brereton & Kingston.

On Saturday the 16th Instant, will be Exposed for Sale, at the Vendue Office, by Order of Mr. Reid, q. q. - A few Surgical Instruments, Books and Wearing Apparel.
May 19th 1803. Brereton & Kingston.

On Saturday the 26th Inst. will be Sold at Public Vendue, at the House of the Lawyer Rousselet; - Sixteen Negroes, the Property of E. L. Fisher Esqr. Payable in 3 Months, in Bills of Exchange or Cash, to Messrs William McKenzie & Co. Merchants in Demerary. Two Buckeen Slaves, one formerly the Property of the Boedel of Bercheyck, she understands Cooking, Washing, Ironing, House work. The other formerly the Property of Fiedtkow, she understands Needle work &c. Also the House and Lott of Land now occupied by J. Huiberts Esqr. next Concession No. 40 further, some Furniture. - The neat Proceeds of the Two Indians Slaves must be Paid to Moliere Esqr. and that of the House and Land to N. Rousselet.
May 19th 1804. Brereton & Kingston.

On Thursday the 28th June ensuing, will be Exposed for Sale, on the Premises hereafter named, by Order of Mr. P. Cambridge, Executor to the Will of the late E. Butler Esqr decd. the following Premises, viz. A Lot of Land in front of Plantation Werk & Rust, with the Buildings thereon, at present occupied by Messrs. Remy & Boter, the Stand is well adapted to Merchantile Business: the Buildings consist of a Dwelling House entirely of hard wood, 51 feet long, 24 wide, and a story & a half high, on a Brick Foundation of 7 1/2 feet from the ground, the whole of which forms a Capacious Store; a brick Kitchen, a large side Building, Negro houses, Chaise house, Horse stable, a large brick Cistern &c. A Lot and Buildings adjoining the aforesaid, the Buildings are a Dwelling House raised three feet from the ground, on a hard wood Foundation, the Frame of hard wood and covered with walaba shingles, 36 feet long and 25 1/2 wide, one & a half story high, with a Kitchen, Store house, Water house, Horse stable &c. Also that Eligible Situation in front of Plantation Vlissingen, near the American Stelling, with the Buildings thereon, at present in the Occupation of Messrs. Louis Desaulles & Co. The Premises are so well known, that further description is unnecessary. The Terms will be made known on the day of Sale.
N. B. The Lots first mentioned have the Advantage to a Purchaser of a Preference to the Purchase of the Water Lots fronting them.
May 19th 1804. Brereton & Kingston.

On Tuesday the 5th of June will be Exposed for Sale, at the House formerly Occupied by the Members of St. John's Lodge, by Order of C. M. Overweg Esqr. as Executor to the Boedel of Mr. V. C. Tredoux, deced: - Negroes, Horses, Cows, Household Furniture, gold and silver, with a variety of other Articles.
May 19th 1804. Brereton & Kingston.

STABROEK, 19th May,1804.
The following Letter has been received by His Honor Lt. Governor Nicholson, from His Excellency Commodore Hood, which we Publish by His Honor's command for the information of all concerned: -
Emerald, Surinam River,
1st May 1804.
I beg leave to Inform You, a Ship of War will be Off the Bar of Demerary River, on the 7th June, calling off Berbice the preceding day, to take under Convoy, the Trade of those Colonies, bound to The United Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland.
I have the Honor to be
Your most Obedient
Humble Servant,
Samuel Hood.
His Honor Lt. Gov. Nicholson,
&c. &c. &c. Demerary
A True Copy, C. T. Tinne, Secty.


A Considerable Number of the Inhabitants of this Colony (Including several Proprietors of Estates) having yet neglected to Pay The King's Capitation Taxes for the Year 1802 the Undersigned, Deputy Receiver, has His Honor the Lieutenant Governor's Positive Commands, without further delay, to Enforce Payment by Summary Execution, from such Defaulters as shall not have Paid their Arrears within the time of three weeks from this date. - All those whom it may concern, are desired to take Notice hereof accordingly.
Stabroek, Demerary, 19th May 1804.
P. F. Tinne, D. Receiver.
N. B. The King's Receiver's Office continues to be kept at the House of Mr. J. M. Spooner, Assistant to the said Office, in Stabroek.

Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, that the Committee appointed by The Honble. Court of Policy, will again attend on Tuesday the 5th June at 11 o'Clock in the Forenoon, at the Colony House in Stabroek, for the purpose of hearing the Remarks of the Proprietors of Lots on the front Land of the late Labourgade Estate, on the proposed Regulations laid before them at the general Meeting held Yesterday. - Printed Copies of the said proposed Regulations may in the mean time be had by those concerned, by applying at the Printing Office in Stabroek, any Day after the 21st Instant.
P. F. Tinne, D. Secty.
Stabroek, 16th May 1804.

Imported in the Brig Lively, and for Sale by the Underwritten, a large and general assortment of Dry Goods and Provisions, viz. Irish mess beef, ditto pork, butter, cheese, hams, porter, ale and table beer in bottles or barrels, hyson tea, refined sugar, Florance oil, French olives, mushrooms, ketchup, white wine vinegar, well assorted boxes of pickles, Ladies and Gentlemen's plain and embroider'd cotton and linen hose, Ladies and Gentlemen's hats, shoes and boots, a choice collection of some of the most beautiful Views in Europe, elegantly framed and gilt, Piano Fortes, a compleat collection of Music, ditto sets of Table service, plain and enamelled, hard ware, jewelery, ironmongery, Earthen ware, glass ware in crates, with a variety of other Articles.
Demerary, 19th May 1804. John Campbell.

The Subscribers have for Sale, the following Articles, Imported in the Ships L'harmonie & Paragon, from Lancaster and Cork, Irish mess beef & pork in whole and half barrels, do. tongues and butter in firkins, kegs tripe and salmon, ling fish, hams, cheese, mould candles, soap, London bottled porter, salt in barrels, an assortment of Furniture, consisting of Dining, breakfast and card tables, Gentlemen's wardrobes and writing desks, bedsteads with matrasses &c. compleat, Windsor chairs &c.
Demerary, 19th May 1804. Ridley, Dodson & Co.

The Subscriber has lately Imported for Sale, at the Store of Mr. William Chorley, near the American Stelling; - Porter and Burton ale in puncheons, Gentlemen's beaver and silk hats, Gentlemen's dress and strong wax leather shoes, glauber salts in kegs, Medicine chests compleat, paint and oil, candles, bird shot, Queens ware in Hhds. Cumberland hams, hard ware consisting of compleat sets of table knives and forks, pen-knives, compleat Sportsmen's do. and a small assortment of Carpenters & Coopers tools.
Demerary, 19th May 1804. Richard Batty.

John Hall having removed to Mr. S. Odwin's House, near the American Stelling, offers for Sale, best noyeau per case and per bottle, raspberry and cherry brandy, London porter in bulk and in wired bottles, best Florance oil, just Imported and sold per case and per flask, old Madeira wine, port do. Burton ale, hyson tea, spices assorted, corn, coffee and pepper mills, glass ware, axes, Dutch hoes and shovels, corks, sein twine, oznabrugs, thread, check shirts and trowsers, Argond's patent Parlour and Counting house lamps, night lamps and wicks, wired Safes, boot jacks, shot bags, iron sauce pans lined with china, frying pans, sod irons, grid irons, bottle jacks, pins per [odd symbol here - two 'effs'?] scarlet cloth &c. He has also a House to Let in Labourgade, and continues to hire out Punts.
Demerary, 19th May 1804.

The Subscriber finds himself much disappointed by a great number of the Inhabitants of this Colony, by their not discharging their Debts to him. Whereas the benefit of a very long Credit has not been taken into the least consideration, this will serve once more but for the last time, to solicit all those Indebted to him, to come forward with Payment; as he intends leaving this Colony in a short time for Europe, he finds he shall be under the disagreeable necessity of Enforcing Payment, without respect to Persons.
Demerary, 19th May 1804. C. M. Overweg.

For New York. - The American Brig Resolution, Capt. John Ross. For Freight or Passage apply to said Captain or
Demerary, 19th May 1804. Henry Tulloh & Co.

For Sale: - A New elegant Gig, arrived with the last ships; for particulars apply to Messrs. McInroy, Sandbach, McBean & Co. or to Mr. I. S. Masse. It will be disposed of at a moderate Price.
Demerary, 19th May 1804.

For Sale. - The Dwelling House and Out-Buildings erected on Lot No. 24 in Cumingsburg, at present Occupied by the Subscriber. The Buildings are almost new, and very commodiously situated for Business. If not sold before the 24th June next, they will then be exposed to sale by Auction in the Union Coffee House, at 11 A. M. For Particulars apply to
Demerary, 19th May 1804. George Craig.

Wanted, a young Lad who understands Dutch and English and Writes a tolerable good hand. For further particulars apply to the Printer.
Stabroek, 19th May 1804.

The Subscriber having commenced the Sail Making Business, at the Logie of Mr. Hugh Holmes in Labourgade, Solicits the Favours of his Friends and the Public in that Line; and they may depend on his Endeavours to merit their Approbation.
Demerary, 19th May 1804. Alexr. Knight.

J. Olderson verzoekt een ieder, welke eenige Gelden van hem heest te vorderen, zoo vriendleyk te zyn van op Maandag den 29ste dezer maand te willen koomen, ten Huyze van den Heer Cantzlaar, alwaar of door J. Olderson immers van zynene wegen, zoodanige propositien zullen worden gedaan, waarmede zich vleit zyne Crediteuren genoegen te zullen geeven, terwyl dezelve geen ander Hut zullen hebben, als om te tragten, middelen te buraamen, waare door zyne Crediteuren hun agterwezen, zoo niet direct, althans in korte tyd betaald worden.
Demerary den 16 May 1804.

Zedert een geruimen tyd hebben zich twee nieuwe Muyl Ezels op de gronden van Plantagie Vreede & Rust aan de Oostwal der Rivier Demerary opgehouden, waarvan men den regten Eigenaar niet heest kunnen uitvinden. Zoo zich binnen agt dagen naa dato niemand daartoe legitimeert, en tegens voldoening der kosten en Schade in ontvangst neemt, zullen zulke ter plaatze gebragt worden, daar zulks behoort.
Demerary den 14 May 1804. W. de Wolff.

For Sale; - A lot of Land, situate in the Town of Cumingsburg, known by No. 36. - The Terms will be made easy to an approved Purchaser, and for further Particulars, apply to the Printer. Demerary, May 19th 1804.

Stolen or Strayed last Evening, from Mr. J. D. Scantlebury's Stable, an American Gelding, well made and Bay coloured, with a black mane and tail, late the Property of John Gibson Esqr. - Restoration of him being made to the Subscriber, at his Lodgings next door to Mr. John Robb's, will be acknowledged with a Reward of a Joe. Any Gentleman knowing of said Horse having been taken up, will oblige by signifying the same.
Demerary, 16th May 1804. John Gill.

By den Ondergetekenden is uit de hand te Koop deszelfs Benutzingen en twee Concessien, bestaande in een woonhuis van Inlandsch Hout, voorzien van negen Vertrekken, twee formidable Pakhuyzen, Negery, Combuys en Stalling vor vier Paarden, Chais huis, als mede noch een Behuyzing van twee verdiepingen en vier Vertrekken zynde gelegen op de Gronden van Plantagie Werk en Rust tusschen de Heeren C. Vincent & P. C. Ouckama, zeer geschikt tot Negotie. Die daar in gading heest, addresseere zich by den Ondergetekenden, die zich hierin raisonabel zal laaten vinden.
Demerary den 15 May 1804. E. N. Wichers.

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

to the
Essequebo and Demerary

Saturday, May 19, 1804.

List of Runaway and arrested Slaves, on this 17th day of May 1804,

in the Stocks of Demerary.

Lyst der op heden den 17 e May 1804, zig in arrest bevindende

Weglopper slaaven, in Rio Demerary.



By whom brought.








Freese in Berbice

Ord. Fiscaal.






Pl. Providence.


Meertens in Essequebo.

J. C. Schulzt.


Wits in Barbados.

[?]. Cennedy.



J. Luthers.



W. Laetham.



Pl. Ruymveld.


Pl. Cottage.

John Ashley.





Doct. Luye

J. van Genderen.



Pl. Succes. [sic]


Philis Lameur.

A. Burges.






J. Osborn.












A. Murtyn.


Doct. Davis.





Tom. Mulato

Koesoeds. [or Koefoeds]




Pl. Ruymveld.



C. Macrae.


Doct. Thomas.

C. A. de Florimond.









J. Scheltenberg.


V. Poorter.

Pl. Vlissingen.



Rob. Stephenson.


Capt. Dogan.







R. B. Daly.


Smitt & Bell.

L. Breda.



J. Meyer.




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 ontwaaar worden
J. Runnels, Drossaart.

Printed by E. J. Henery, Stabroek.


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