Essequebo and Demerary Gazette 1804 June 09


Ao. 1804 )


( No. 76.


Essequebo and Demerary





Saturday, June 9, 1804.

NOTICE. [heading]

These are to Notify to all whom it my concern, that Theophilus Williams Esqr. has Deputed J. C. Rapin Esqr. to do the Duties of Post-Master for the Colonies of Essequebo, Demerary & Berbice; and that I have approved thereof; requiring all Persons to acknowledge the said C. J. Rapin Esqr. as Deputy Post-Master accordingly.
King's House, Demerary, 9th June 1804.
Robert Nicholson, Lt. Gov.
By Command
C. T. Tinne, Gov. Secty.

BEKENDMAAKINGEN, Van de Secretary. [heading]

By Order van den Edele Achtbaare Heeren Raaden Commissarissen Mr. M. Lamaison, Vice Praesident, en F. C. Loncke, Raad in den Hove van Crimineele en Civile Justitie deezer Rivier, wordt mits deezen alle Crediteuren van Jacob Lachtrop Opgeroepen, zich te Sisteeren ten Raad huyze op de Hoofdplaats Stabroek in Demerary, op Dingsdag den 19 Juny Eerstkoomende, s'Morgens ten Elf Uuren tot het by woonen eener Comparitie als dan voor de voorn: Heeren Raaden Commissarissen te Houden.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary dezen 8 Juny 1804.
P. F. Tinne, Secretaris.

Alzoo den Heeren James Calder en William Herringman van voorneemens is binnen den tyd van Vierteen dagen van hier te vertrekken, zo wordt zulks mits deezen 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 domicilium.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary, dezen 9 Juny 1804.
In Kennisse van my J. C. Stadtman, Gezw. Clercq.

Alzoo de Heer Joseph Taylor, van voorneemens is binnen den tyd van Viertien dagen van hier te vertrekken, zo wordt zulks mits deezen bekend gemaakt, ten einde die geenen, welke iets van hem te pretenderen hebben, of aan hem verschuldigd zyn, hunne pretensien koomen ontvangen, of hunne schulden betalen ter zyner domicilium.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary dezen 7 Juny 1804.
In kennisse van my. James G. Blackhurst, Adst.

Alzoo de Heer Thomas Stary ["Start" in previous issue] & Mej. de Wed. West van vorneemens 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 pretension koomen ontvangen, of hunne Schulden betaalen ter hunner Domicilium.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary dezen 31 May 1804.
In Kennisse van my J. C. Stadtman, gezw. Clercq.


On Friday the 15th Instant, by Order of Mr. James Parss, will be Exposed for Sale to the highest Bidder, at the Vendue Office; - A Compleat House Boy named Stepney, and an excellent Draft Horse.
June 9th 1804. Brereton & Kingston.

On Saturday the 16th Instant will be exposed for Sale at the Vendue Office, Two Prime Sailor Negroes, who has been brought up in the Islands and for above three Years past has been employed in Colony Craft and Working on Board of vessels in the River.
June 9th 1804. Brereton & Kingston.

On Monday the 18th Instant, will be exposed for Sale to the highest Bidders, at the Store of Mr. J. Campbell, on front of Plantation Vlissingen; - Fine cotton stockings, glass and earthen ware, pickles and sauces, mustard, vinegar, sweet oil, olives, all in boxes, porter, ale, beer and cyder, hinges of all descriptions, knives and forks, chest locks, chamber door locks, with a variety of Ironmongury [sic] in boxes, plated table ware and Jewelry of all descriptions, beaver hatts, Ladies fashionable hatts, hoes, shovels, and a variety of other Articles.
June 9th 1804. Brereton & Kingston.

On Monday the 25th Instant will be Exposed for Sale, at the Store of Mr. O. J. Laurin, on Werk & Rust, for account of Messrs: Brandes & Die[?]bar and Wm. May Junr. - 50 Cases Bourgundy Wine, and other Articles which will be Exposed on the day of Sale.
June 9th 1804. Brereton & Kingston.


For Glasgow, the Brig Maria, John Jamieson Master; will positively Sail with the July Convoy; - For Freight, apply to the above Master, or at the Store of R. Younghusband & Co.
Demerary, 9th June 1804.

Wants a situation either as in or outdoor Clerk to a Merchant, a Young Man who can be well recommended. Apply to the Printer. Demerary, 9th June 1804.

Hs. [sic] Mutsz offers for Hire, the half Concession No. 18, in Stabroek, to be enter'd into on the 8th July next. Application to be made at the Printing Office.
Stabroek, 9th June 1804.

A Compleat Master Mason for Sale. For Particulars apply to the Printer, or to the Subscriber; he can be recommended.
Demerary, 9th June 1804. John Barton.

The Undersigned receiving daily considerable damages by Mules, Horses and other Cattle, on the Plantation Flushing, whose Proprietors are quite unknown to him, informs the Owners to send for them without any delay, as he finds himself under the disagreeable necessity for the future to Order to Shoot the said Mules, Horse and other Cattle as soon as they shall be found on said Plantation.
Demerary, 9th June 1804. R. B. Daly.

For Sale by the Subscriber, Superior London Particular Madeira Wine in Pipes, Hogsheads and quarter casks, which will be Sold on reasonable Terms, for Particulars apply at the Printing Office, to William Brereton.
N.B. All Persons who have Wine on board the Ship William, Capt. Thompson, from Madeira, are particularly requested to do the needful and get it Landed. Demerary, 9th June 1804.

For Sale, for Cash, Superfine Flour, arrived this Week in the Schooner Two Friends, Capt. B. Spencer from New York. For Particulars apply at the Store of Messrs: Pasquier & Otto. Stabroek, 9th June 1804.

FOR SALE [heading]
Plantation Broom Hall situated in Little Courabana containing 500 Acres of Land with 80 or 1800 Negroes, as Purchaser wishes: about 300 Acres planted in Cotton and 60 in Plantains, with excellent Hard-Wood Buildings mostly new. Also Lot 28, East side Mahaica Creek, which joins the above Property and will be sold either with or without it, containing 250 Acres of Land or thereabouts uncultivated.
2d. The Middle one third of Lots No. 17 and 18, situated on the West Sea Coast of Courantine in Berbice, being 110 Rood facade or thereabouts, containing 333 1/3 Acres of Land in the first Grant with the advantage of a second Depth, empolder'd a thousand rood deep and Publick Road made through it.
3d. The Eastern one third of said Lots 17 and 18 with Thirty or Forty Seasoned Negroes, as a Purchaser wishes, about 250 Acres Planted in Cotton, and 60 Acres in Plantains, with the same quality of Land and advantage of a second Depth.
4th. The Western two thirds of Lots 19 and 20 adjoining the above, containing 666 1/3 Acres of Land, with all the Bush cut down, partly cleared away, and about 40 to 50 Acres ready drained for Planting.
5th. Lots 46 and the West half of 47 on the same Coast, containing 750 Acres of Land uncultivated, except a Public Road made thro' it.
The above Properties will be Sold on reasonable Terms to approved Purchaser. For Particulars apply to Thomas F. Layfield, Hermitage Estate, Berbice; James Fisher, Broom Hall Estate, Little Courabana, and Wm. Dodgson, Stabroek.
Demerary, 9th June 1804.

For Sale: - The Half of Lot no. 32, on the Arabian Coast on which is 66 Acres in cultivation. This half Lot is advantageously situated, as it adjoins the Properties of Gardiner Green [sic] Esqr. who has three Lots under Cultivation and 200 Negroes. The Price will be moderate and the Terms easy; apply to the Subscriber on Plantation Gouchine, Mahaica Creek.
Demerary, 9th June 1804. Henry Hunt.

All Persons to whom the late Eyre Butler, deced. may have been indebted, are requested to deliver their Accounts as soon as possible to the Subscriber; and all those indebted there[illegible] to make Payment, In order that the Estate may be brought to a speedy liquidation.
Demerary, 9th June 1804. Philip Cambridge.

Notice: - The Subscriber intending to leave this Colony shortly for England, requests all Persons to whom she may be Indebted, to render in their Accounts for Payment, and [illegible] that those who are indebted to her, will settle their Accounts without delay; She will dispose of the corner Lot and Dwelling house thereon, situated opposite H. I. Underwood's Esqr. in the New Town. also the Lot on the River side adjoining the American Stelling with three dwelling houses, Stores and out houses built thereon, also Four Negro Women who are good House Servants and compleat Washers and Ironers, with four Children. - Conditions of Sale and Terms of Payment may be known by applying to
Demerary, 9th June 1804. Sarah Allen.

A Small Trunk with the Initials I. F. on the top was left by mistake on the Government Stelling, on Monday Afternoon the 4th Inst. and was taken from thence in the course of the next [illegible] hour, by some unknown Person; - Any one giving Information to the Subscriber, that shall lead to the Recovery of the above Property, shall receive five Joes Reward.
Demerary, 9th June 1804. Joseph Beete, Junr.

TAKE NOTICE [heading]
The Subscriber informs his Friends and the Public in general not to give any Credit to Benjamin Jacobs on his Account, as the same will not be allowed by him, he the said Benjamin Jacobs being lately in his Employ.
Demerary, 9th June 1804. M. Barker.

The Undersined [sic] gives Notice that he has chosen his Domicilium Citandi et Executandi on Plantation Hampton Court, Essequebo.
Demerary, 9th June 1804. H. Dufresne.

Drifted or taken away from Mr. Niel's Stelling about [illegible] weeks ago, a new Punt about 30 feet long and 9 feet [illegible] partly floor'd in the bottom; - Any Person giving Information about said Punt to the Subscriber, at the House of Mr. George C[illegible] in Bridge Town, shall be rewarded for their trouble.
Dugold McDougall
N.B. The stem and stern post of the Punt projects above the [illegible] about four Inches. Demerary, 9th June 1804.

The Undersigned requests the favor of those Gentlemen who have taken Chances in his Lottery, to come forward and take up their Obligations.

Stabroek, 9th June 1804. J. F. Meyer.

PLAN of a Lottery made by L. Favarger, with Permission of His Honor Lieutenant Governor Nicholson, and Appraised by Messrs. Thos. Reece and Wilm. Harris, (Carpenters.)
Art: 1. This Lottery is composed of 2141 Tickets at f. 66 each.
Art: 2. The Lottery will contain Eight Prizes, amounting to f. 15906 according to a List of the Articles herewith annexed.
Art: 3. The Tickets (which are to be had at the House of Louis Favarger) to be Paid for when chosen, or an Acceptance passed Payable on the day of the drawing, which will be made known in the News-Papers of this Colony.
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 & Prizes.
Art: 5. Every Person that takes a Ticket, shall write their name directly opposite the number, upon a List kept for that purpose.
Art: 6. Possession of the House, Lott, Premises, Buildings &c. will be given in 3 Months after the Drawing of the Lottery.
Appraisement of the Land and Buildings on the Concession, making the first Prize in the Intended Lottery.
1. The Land consisting of 60 feet facade and 120 do in depth, (more or less) bought by the present Owner for f. 1800 and the Dwelling house, do. buildings, railing &c. as appraised by messrs. Thos. Reece & Wm. Harris, for f. 11850. making f. 13650.
2. Three oblong plated dishes with silver gadroon edges and silver handles. f. 660.
3. Eight Clocks, shewing the hours & minuets, at f. 55 ea. 440.
4. A Lot of Sundries consisting of a Cross laid in gold, a gold ring laid in pearls, a gold heart laid in ditto with an Anchor in the c[???], a gold ring laid in pearls, a gold heart laid in ditto with an Anchor in the cher[?????]. f. 363.
5. Five Clocks shewing the hours & minutes, at f. 55 ea. 275.
6. Four Ditto shewing ditto ditto, at f. 55 each. 220.
7. One Ditto for f. 55 with a table for 113. 168.
8. One small hanging Clock. 130.
Demerary, 9th June 1804.

By Permission of His Honor the Governor. [heading]
The Lottery of James Graham's will be drawn on the 21st Inst. which Lottery consists of Eight Prizes as will be seen below. First is the House and out buildings on Lot No. 1 in Bridge Town, where he now resides, which is free of Ground Rent, the above Lot and Buildings were, as well as every other Article in said Lottery appraised by three Gentlemen very competant to the task, the Appraisement may be seen by applying at said House.
1. The above Lot and Buildings, valued at f. 18266.
2. A valuable Coker sluice, frame, doors, plank, &c. all of Capucally. f. 1400.
3. a black Chaise horse. 760.
4. a Bay Mare. 440.
5. Four hundred Volumes of Books at the Choice of the Winner, out of what remains of the Circulating Library. f. 440.
6. Four hundred ditto as above. 440.
7. The First Blank to have f. 1000 to be paid by the Winner of the House. f. 1000.
8. The last Blank to have f. 1000 to be Paid by do. 1000.
There are Fifty Tickets, out of which are Eight Prizes, also a few Tickets remaining, which will be sold in whole or half Chances by applying to
Demerary, 9th June 1804. James Graham.

The Underwriters acquaint their Friends and the Public, that their Firm is dissolved by mutual consent, and that F. C. Engels for the future, will continue the Mercantile Business under his own Name. - As the Books of the Firm of Strucker & Engels are closed from last day of May, those that are indebted to them, are requested to settle their Accounts in the course of this current Month. I. H. Strucker.
N. B. F. C. Engels.
The last mentioned recommends himself to the Favours of all the honest inhabitants of these Colonies, assuring them of his faithful Execution of their Orders.
Demerary, 9th June 1804. F. C. Engels.

Vheins [sic] verzoekt een leder welke iets van hem te voorderen heeft, zyne pretensien te koomen op geevan, binnen den tyd van ses weeken naa dato dezen, ten zynen huyse op de voorgrond van Plantagie Vlissingen, om daar door in staad te worden gesteld van een schikking met zyn Crediteuren te kunnen maaken, uyt hoof de van zyn altoos ziekelyk omstandigheden, waarin hy zich eene tuyme tyd is bevindent zyn Debiteuren verzoekt by meede van betaaling rekoomen doen, binnen boven gemelde tyd.
Demerary, den 9e Juny 1804. [no subscriber specified here]

The Undersigned offers for Sale on his Estate LeResouvenir, for cash or other approved Payment, a few fat Oxen, Cows, Calves, Sheep and Goats, a 4 wheel Carriage and two or three Horses, a Mare and Colt, also a fast sailing Colony built Sloop Boat, and a very able Boat Captain.
Demerary, 9th June 1804. H. H. Post.

List of Runaway and arrested Slaves, on this 31st day of May 1804,

in the Stocks of Demerary.

Lyst der op heden den 31ste 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. Schutzt.


Wits in Barbados.

[?]. Cennedy.



J. Luthers.



Pl. Ruymveld.





Pl. Cottage.

John Ashley.



Pl. Rome.


Doct. Luye

J. van Genderen.



Pl. Succes. [sic]


Philis Lameur.

A. Burges.



J. Bollers.






J. Osborn.












Twee Militarien.



A. Martyn.








J. Runnels.







Rob. Stephenson.


A. Smith.

L. Breeda.


Miss Hall in Abary.




D. S. Gravesande

Jacob van.




G. Laing.



Doctr. Beresford.

J. Macrae.



A. Lesle.






J. Gallonsh[?]s.


Bakker of Barker.

F. de Ridder.



N. Blair.


Capt. Dogan.

J. Geen.






N. Manget.

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

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


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