Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1807 April 04

Vol. II.)


(No. 66.

Saturday, April 4th, 1807.

The Honble. Court of Justice in to meet again on the 13th of April next.

The Honble. V. A. Heyliger having been elected a Member of the Court of Justice of this River in the room of the Honble. J. C. McLeod, who resigned on his going to reside in Berbice, took his Seat at the last Session accordingly.

The Court of Policy of these Colonies did at its last Sitting, appoint the Honble, H. W. Knolman to be Protector of the Indians for Essequebo River in the room of the Honble. C. D. Mack, deceased.
Court House, Stabroek, 3d April 1807.

Secretary's-Office, Demerary.
Notice is hereby given on the part of the Secretary, that the following Persons intend Quitting this Colony, at the expiration of the following dates, Viz: -
Mr. Pierre Gastebois, in 3 or 4 weeks, April 2d.
Mr. Samuel B. King, in 14 days, from March 23d.
Mr. C. F. A. Zier, in 14 days, from March 24th.
Mr. Hector Downie, in 14 days - March 21st.
Mr. Louis Corbet, in 14 days - March 21st.
Mr. James Shipley, in 14 days - March 21st.
Mr. M. Hoppen & Family, in 14 days - March 21st
Mr. Thomas Duncan, in 14 days - March 21st.
Mr. Samuel McGowan, in 14 days - March 21st.
Mr. Thomas Easthope, in 14 days - March 21st.
Mr. M. Staunton, in 14 days - March 21st.
Miss Harriot Cuvelje, in 14 days - March 21st.
The Rev. F. McMahon, in 14 days, from March 11th.
Mr. Thomas Cuming, in 14 days, from March 11th.
Mr. Levy Eliaser, in 3 or 4 weeks, from March 12th.
Mr. H. B. Reis, in 3 weeks, from March 13th.
Mr. Henry Sampson, with First Convoy, March 14th.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

For Greenock. [heading]
The Ship Hope, Robert MacGeorge, Master, will positively sail from hence on the 5th of May, in company with the Ship Commerce now in Berbice. For Freight or Passage apply to said Master, or
Alexr. Fullerton & Co.
Demerary, 4th April, 1807.

Notice. [heading]
Those who have demands against the Estate of William Cornelieyson [sic], deceased, are requested to call on Mr. Alexr. Reith for settlement.
Demerary 4th April 1807.

An Excellent Boat Captain for Sale. For Particulars enquire at the Printing office.
Demerary, 3d April 1807.

For Sale at the Union Stables. [heading]
A Capital Saddle Horse, of the Virginia Breed, about seven years old, and seasoned, having been two months in this Country; the above Horse is sold for no fault, the present owner being about leaving the Colony, he is well calculated for an Officer or any Gentleman who have much riding to perform. For further particulars enquire of M. Campbell, Esqr.
Union Coffee House.
Demerary, 4th April, 1807.

The Undersigned intending to quit this Colony, within Fourteen Days from the date hereof, requests all those who are indebted to him immediately to settle their accounts, and all to whom he is indebted, to call and receive the amount thereof.
4th April. P. Gastebois.

Runaway from the Subscriber on Tuesday last, a Negro Boy called December, formerly the property of O. J. Laurin, deceased, Coal Black, about 5 feet and 3 inches high. - Whoever will apprehend and deliver him to the Subscriber shall be fully rewarded. All Masters of Vessels are forbid carrying him out of the Colony; and Persons harbouring him will be prosecuted according to Law.
4th April. Gilbert Albouy.

Office of Ordnance, [heading]
Demerary, 1st April, 1807.
All Persons having any demands against His Majesty's Ordnance Department, ending the 31st March, are desired to send in their Accounts to this Office within fourteen days, as the same will not be included in that Quarter's Account.
C. J. O'Harro [sic],
Ordnance Store-Keeper.


On Monday the 6th of April, [see 18070314EDRG & 18070328EDRG] . . .
Also by order of Messrs. Wm. King & Co. the following articles saved from the Wreck of the Ship Princess Royal, viz: One cable, two anchors, two grapnels, a quantity of old iron and copper, several water casks, and two bales of cotton.

On Friday the 10th inst. at the Vendue Office, by order of Rt. Younghusband Esq. - Twelve boxes of Soap. Also Dry Goods, Provisions &c.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the 14th and 15th of April [see 18070328EDRG] . . . [right pointing hand icon] See Advertisement in Last Page.

On Friday the 17th inst. at the Vendue Office, by order of the Hon. the Fiscaal, the following arrested slaves now in the Colony Stocks, viz: - A negro Frank, belonging to Mr. Grant, confined by Mr. Telford on the 29th of Dec. 1805; a negro Jacob, belonging to Mr. McIntosh, Plantation Calcutta, confined by Robt. Murray on the 20th of April, 1806; a negro James, belonging to Mr. Brittlebank, confined by Mr. Turner on the 27th of Dec. 1806; a negro Bond, belonging to Mr. Hamer, confined by the Manager of Plantation La Penitence on the 7th of Oct. 1806; a new negro marked P VIII his name and owner unknown, confined on the 16th of Dec. 1806, by the Manager of Plantation Letter T in Abary.

On Monday the 1st of June, at the store of Messrs. M'Inroy, Sandbach & M'Bean, by order of the Executors to the last Will of the late John Clarke, Carpenter of this Colony, all his Estate real and personal, consisting of the following, viz: Three Lots of Woodland situated in Colosoraba Creek, on which there are 32 acres in plantains, well trenched and drained, and a variety of fruit trees. An excellent new logie, hard wood frame, covered in trulies, 100 feet long and 30 feet wide, in one end of which is a very good hall, and two bedrooms. Has also a saw pit, work bench, and grindstone, all in good order; a store house, kitchen, negro houses, &c. The said lots being most desirably situated for timber cutting and framing or making wallaba shingles. A considerable quantity of wallaba shingles, hard wood plank and boards, crabwood logs, punts, boats, and carpenters' tools, and 17 prime negroes, including 11 carpenters. Six months' credit will be given. The land, buildings, &c. may be viewed at any time before the day of sale, by application to Mr. Charles Clark, residing on the premises; or further particulars may be known by applying to Messrs. M'Inroy, Sandbach & M'Bean.
[Transcriber's note: this advertisement reappears (see 18070530EDRG) with an addition]

Yesterday Morning the Tarleton, from London, and Cloud Scott, from Liverpool, (last from Madeira) arrived in this river; the Tarleton left London on the 28th of Jany. at which time no regular accounts had reached England of the Defeat of the French by the Russians, but several rumors agree that they have received considerable check, and that their loss, according to some accounts was from 30 to 60,000 Men. The French Papers are totally silent on the subject, which induces us to hope that the News may turn out to be true, Bonapart has gone, with his Army, into Cantonments in the Neighbourhood of Warsaw.

We have to acknowledge the favour conferred on us, by the loan of two London Papers, in one of which it appears that dispatches from Sir Home Popham have at length reached England, announcing the re-capture of Buenos Ayres, by the Spaniards, on the 12th of August, as will be seen by the following Extract: -

Yesterday afternoon the Betsey Lugger, in seven Days from Barbados, bound to Berbice, arrived here, having fallen to Leeward. When she left Barbados the Mail had not arrived there.

This Morning the Affiance Schooner, Lieut. Mottley, came in from a cruize; she fell in yesterday with a Spanish Privateer of one gun & about 50 men, and after exchanging several shot the enemy sheered off. The Affiance lost her topmast, by which means she was unable to pursue the enemy, who crouded [sic] all sail and escaped. She had one man wounded in the Neck by a musket ball; and several were seen to be thrown over-board from the Privateer.
We understand she has been promptly furnished with new Sails and every other necessary so as to enable her to go to sea again this evening.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last.

Brig William, D. McArthur, from Glasgow.
---- George Washington, R. Blunt, Portsmouth.
Sloop Director, J. Tarlington, Norfolk.
Schr. Eliza, A. Dennison, Wiscasset.

Brig Nautilus, W. Baker, for Portland.
---- Ulysses, J. Hutchings, Portsmouth.
Schr. Joann, B. Hopkins, Peneobscot.
Ship Fame, W. Williams, Liverpool.
Schr. Mary, M. Pool, Boston.
Ship Demerary, P. Inglis, Liverpool.
---- Barbados, O. Lewis, Liverpool.
---- Jane, J. Thompson, Liverpool.
Brig Alexander, S. Bag[illegible], Penobscot.

Fire By Accident [heading]
About Seven o'Clock on Sunday Evening, the 29th ult. the Ship Princess Royal, Capt. New, caught fire and we believe the following statement to be correct: - The Cabin-Boy having laid the Cloth for supper by accident a case-bottle with Rum, which he had put on the Table, was broken, and whilst in search of a Mop to wipe up the spirit the Candle must have communicated to the Rum, and on the Boys' return he found the table cloth and a great part of the table in flames; he immediately gave the alarm of Fire to the Mate, who directly ran down with a bucket of water to the Cabin, and had as he thought extinguished the Fire, and returned on deck; having occasion to go below he made an attempt but could not for smoke which issued out from below and from the steerage and he finding the Fire still unextinguished immediately took to the Boat and with the Boys went in quest of assistance and the Captain, having got that, with the Captain, they went off again, when by that time the Cabin was in flames. Capt. New exerted himself to the very utmost, to save the ship but finding the Magazine not gone off he was obliged to desist until that would take place, which did soon after, and which a little injured one man. The Captain seeing the inability of saving the Vessel, was induced to do all he could to save (in case of the Ship's breaking a drift on the Flood) the other vessels astern which would enevitably [sic] have been the case, had not he and the mate themselves made the cable fast to the end of the bowsprit which held her until ebb tide, when found expedient to cut her adrift, which they did. After having drifted about all night, the hulk took the ground on Monday morning in front of the Plantation of Mr. Cornette on the opposite side of the River, where she continued to burn till nearly high water. Fortunately the Ship and Cargo (chiefly Sugar) was all insured, but Capt. New will be a very considerable loser, having a quantity of cash on board.

We are requested by a Subscriber to insert the following lines, composed by a Gentleman of Berbice:
Ia Een hemewit vertrek beset met yzer platen,
Daarme Eca Houtsche kool-gelyk had setten latten
Waar onder Vier last turf, vier vaaten oly zyn
En ses vaam moera houd geweekt in terpentyn
Waarop men twees last pik en teer had laten leeken
Met Zwavel Eerst doorkneed
Zo voorts in brand gestreeken
In dat bemuurt vertrek - was t' onverdagelyk fleet.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
the Stocks of Demerary, the 4th April, 1807.



Brought by



J. Turner.


Mac Intosh

R. Murray.





On be Kend,







B. Kemp.





C. Simons,

A. Reith.



Hamilton, Abary.




Old Jack,

James Ogle,








And 3 New Negroes their Names & Owners unknown.
J. Runnels, Drossaart.

Stabroek: Printed and Published
(at Thirty-three Guilders per Annum)
By Edward James Henery.


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