Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1807 May 09

Vol. II.)


(No. 71.

Saturday, May 9th, 1807.

Proclamation. [heading]
By His Excellency Brigadier General James Montgomerie, Acting Lieutenant Governor over the Colonies Essequebo and Demerary, President in all Courts and Colleges within the same, &c. &c. &c.
The Civil Government of these Colonies with the functions therein annexed as President of all Courts and Colleges within the same, having by Virtue of the Orders established by His Majesty in such a case, devolved Pro tempore on me in consequence of the departure for Europe of His Excellency Lt.-Governor Bentinck, and having observed in a Proclamation issued on the 2d inst. by His Excellency aforesaid, that he had appointed V. A. Heyliger, LL.D. to act as President of the Court of Justice of Demerary during his absence. I therefore have thought fit to issue this my Proclamation declaring that by Virtue of the Power and Authorities which I am intrusted with as Acting Lt. Governor and President in all Courts and Colleges within the same; I have approved of and hereby do approve of and confirm the nomination Mr. V. A. Heyliger to Act as President of the Court of Justice of Demerary until further Orders, and without derogating to my right of re-assuming the acting exercise of the duties of that situation whenever I shall judge it proper.
Given under my Hand and Seal at Arms at the King's House Stabroek, this Fourth day of May One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seven, and in the Forty Seventh Year of His Majesty's Reign.
Jas. Montgomerie.
By His Excellency's Command,
Geo. Eddington, Govt. Secty.

By Command of the Honble: Court of Justice of this river, Notice is hereby given that the Commissaries of the said Court will not, in future, witness the passing of any Transports of, or of Mortgage Deeds on any real Properties under their Jurisdiction, unless it be certified to them that the intention of giving such Transport or Mortgage has been thrice publicly Advertised, and that no caveat has been entered there-against. In case of such caveat or opposition, the Secretary shall give notice thereof to the party opposed in order the latter may then if he thinks proper take legal steps to have cause shewn for such oppositions; and it is provided that no additional charge shall be made by the Secretary on account of these Advertisements, except only for the expence of their insertion in the News Papers of the Colony.
Court House, Stabroek, 7th May, 1807.
By Command of the Honble. Court of Justice.
P. F. Tinne, Dy. Secty.

The next Ordinary Session of the Honble. Court of Justice of this River which in the Usual Course was to take place on the third Monday in the present Month, being the 18th, is, on account of that day being Whit Monday, only to Commence to Tuesday the 19th Inst; - All Citations issued for the 18th and the 19th are nevertheless to be considered as duly made.
Court House, Stabroek, 7th May 1807.
By Order of the Acting President
By Non Session of the Court,
P. F. Tinne, Dy. Secty.

Just Imported and For Sale by the Subscriber, - Ladies fashionable split straw Bonnets and Hats, Head Ornaments and Flowers, an assortment of elegant Foreign Edgings and Lawn, ditto British ditto, Ladies, Men's and Children's Shoes, fashionable Ribbons, black picket Muslins, ditto mull mull [sic] ditto, black cambric, black cotton, British and India Muslins.
May 9th, 1807. Christian Clifton.

A Choice Variety of Goods now landing out of the Ship Rossetti, just arrived from Bristol, will be Sold at very reduced prices for immediate Payment only, at the store of Messrs. Fisher & Chorley, New Town, principally consisting of the following articles:
[first column]
Bristol beer and porter,
Old Coniac Brandy and Vinegar in jugs,
Bristol temper lime,
Building lime,
Tripe, Oysters,
Silk and beaver hats,
Negro ditto,
Boots and shoes,
Negro Pipes,
Nails assorted,
Tin Ware assorted,
Earthen Ware ditto,
Green Windsor elbow Chairs, Single ditto,
Green Windsor stools,
[second column]
Irish red Potatoes,
Hyson tea,
Stock Bricks,
Ready made Cloathes,
An assortment of Carpenters' tools,
Coopers' ditto,
Superfine blue and other coat patterns,
A few strong English built ship boats,
Two light gigs and harness compleat,
And a variety of other articles.
[end columns]
James L. Forrester.
May 9th, 1807.

Absconded from the Subscriber a yellow skin woman by name Mary, about nineteen years of age, is a native of the Island of Barbados, speaks good English, and is hard of hearing; she is of a slender make, and has a small scar under one of her eyes, has for some time past been accustomed to going about this Town as a seller of Dry Goods, and is very generally known. Whoever will apprehend the said woman and lodge her in the Barracks, or deliver her up to her owner, shall receive Five Joes Reward, and all Persons are hereby cautioned against employing or harbouring the said woman, as they will possitively [sic] be prosecuted according to Law.
May 9th, 1807. Wm. Harris.

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: -
Joseph Beete, Junior, Esqr. with the first Convoy.
Mrs. Beete, and Miss Ferrier with the first Convoy
Mr. J. Schneido, with the first Convoy.
Mr. J. Browman, with ditto.
The free colour'd Man, Alexander Cassie, with do.
Mr. J. Hunt, in 14 days, from April 27.
Mr. R. J. Beed, in 14 days, from April 27.
Mr. Mathew Hay, with the first Fleet.
Mr. John Smit, in 14 days, from April 27.
Mrs. Elizabeth Bridgewater, in 14 days, April 29.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

By Virtue of a Certain Appointment from his Honour the Acting President, dated 25th April, 1807, are herewith by me the Underwritten Marshal of the Honorable Court of Justice, in the name and behalf of Richard Harding in quality as Executor to the last Will and Testament of Isaac Kirton, deceased, for the first time by Edict Summoned all the known and unknown Creditors to the Estate aforesaid, to appear before the Honorable Court of Justice at their Session in the Town of Stabroek, on the 18th May next and following days; in order that every Person may render in proper form their pretensions to the aforesaid Estate, and lay their claim accordingly. Thus published and affixed there and where it ought to be.
Rio Demerary, 2d May, 1807.
F. P. Francke. [Transcriber's note: no title given]
Translated from the Dutch.
D. P. Simon, Sw. Translator.

By Virtue of a Certain Extract Notul dated 16th March, 1807, are herewith by me the Underwritten Marshal of the Honble. Court of Police, at the request of F. Butteweg in quality as the only Acting Executor to the Estate of J. L. Wortman deceased, Summoned all known and unknown creditors to the said Estate, in order to appear or send their Attorneys at the Ordinary Sessions of the Honble. Court of Justice in the Town of Stabroek in Rio Demerary, on the 18th May next and following days: in order to render their pretentions and make their claim thereto as they shall seem meet; whereas after the expiration of this 4th and last Summons by Edict shall be proceeded to obtain perpetual silence. This 4th and last Summons by Edict being published and affixed there and where it ought to be.
Demerary, 30th April, 1807.
E. J. Bertho Loncke, Marshal,
Translated from the Dutch.
D. P. Simon, Sw. Translator.
[Transcriber's note: see 18070502EDRG (surname noted as [sic]); here corrected]

Public Auction. [heading]
On Monday the 1st of June, will be Exposed for Sale at the store of Messrs. McInroy, Sandbach & McBean, by order of Messrs. W. McBean & A. B. Leslie, as Executors of the deceased Mr. Francis Crombie, a considerable quantity of Wearing Apparel, new and fashionable waistcoat patterns, coloured thread, gilt and plain buttons, a sword, one single and one double barrel gun, a new Riffle [sic] piece, a cartouch box and powder horn; - Also about 70 Volumes of Books neatly bound & in good order, and sundry other articles.
Robert Kingston,
Dy. Vendue Master.

Notice. [heading]
The Subscriber being under the necessity of leaving the Colony for Europe in the Month of July next, will be thankful to such Persons as are indebted to him to come forward and settle their accounts immediately; all accounts that remain unsettled at that time will positively be put into the hands of his Lawyer to be sued for.
John William Jones.
Demerary, 9th May, 1807.
NB. His remaining Stock on hand consisting chiefly of Ironmongery will be Sold on the lowest terms possible for Cash.

For Sale Cheap for immediate Payment. - Hogsheads Fish, Tierces Rice, and Barrels Tobacco.
Thomas Shute & Co.
Demerary, 9th May, 1807.

Admitted to the Practice at the Bar [heading]
of the Hon. Courts of Essequebo [heading]
and Demerary. [heading]
A. Fleischman begs leave to inform his Friends of the same, and that he will give his utmost attention to any Business that they may entrust him with in that capacity. He will attend from 7 o'Clock in the Morning until 2 in the Afternoon, Holidays excepted.
Demerary, 9th May, 1807.

For Sale. [heading]
A New Six Oar'd Yacht, 25 feet Keel and 5 and 1/2 feet Beam; built of best Colony Wood and rows very fast. For farther [sic] particulars apply to the Printer.
Demerary, 9th May, 1807.

A Brown Horse, has been Taken up on L'Repentir, and lodged in the Barracks; - The Owner thereof can have him restored by applying there and Paying the expences.
Demerary, 9th May 1807.

For Belfast. [heading]
The Brig Betsey, Captain Heart, to Sail with the First Convoy. For Freight apply to
John McGarel.
Demerary, 9th May 1807.


On Monday the 11th instant, at the Vendue Office, by order of Mr. James Kenyon and Alex. Reith and Robert Stephenson, Executors of Richard Porter, dec. the Water Lot of Land, No. [blank], with all the buildings thereon, situated on the South side of Robb's stelling.

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the 12th, 13th, and 14th instant, at the store of F. C. Otto, Esq. - Dry Goods, Ironmongery, Glass and Earthen Ware, &c. Just Imported Also a few Negroes belonging to the late firm of Pasquier & Otto.

On Friday the 15th inst. at the Vendue Office, by order of Wm. Brereton, Esq. Two Lots of Land, Nos. 317 and 318, with the Buildings thereon, situated in Cumingsburgh, and at present occupied by Mr. Thos. Wm. Nutt. Also, on the same day, Dry Goods, Provisions, Furniture, &c.

On Wednesday the 20th instant, at the Store of Messrs. Fisher & Chorley, formerly occupied by G. I. Goppy, Esq. New Town, a quantity of Dry Goods, Provisions, &c. &c.
[Transcriber's note: this Vendue is rescheduled from 4 May (see 18070502EDRG)]

On Thursday the 21st instant, at the House of Mr. Marx, by order of the Executor of the late Mr. Aut, Household Furniture, Slaves, and cattle; also an excellent Saddle Horse, not five years old; a capital Forte Piano, and sundry dry goods.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last.

Ship Rosetta, W. Marshall, from Bristol.
Brig Nancy, P. Lamont, Ditto.
---- Mary Jane, P. McCobb, Bath.
Ship Choice, P. Slape, Lisbon.

Schr. Ant, B. Bowen, for Barbados.
Ship Hope, R. McGeorge, Greenock.
Schr. Eliza, A. Dennison, New London.

His Excellency Governor Montgomerie has been pleased to appoint George Eddington, Esqr. to be Government Secretary.

The Second March Mail which arrived some time ago in Barbados has not yet reached here, nor has there been any arrival from Europe or the Islands since our last.
The following Note from His Excellency Brigadier General Hislop, dated Trinidad, March 15th 1807. Addressed to Colin Macrae, Esqr. of this Colony, and by his request inserted in the Berbice Gazette of the 2d instant, acknowledging the receipt of an elegant Service of Plate, presented by the Governor and inhabitants of that colony to General Hislop:
"I have the pleasure to inform you that by the
"convoy recently arrived, I received the service of
"plate, which the Governor and Inhabitants of Ber-
"bice, were pleased to present to me, as a testimony
"of their regard and approbation. - The workman-
"ship is extremely elegant, and the inscription on the
"several pieces highly flattering and gratifying to me,
"which to my feelings constitutes their real, and
"highest value.-
"I beg you will have the goodness to express these
"my sentiments when you may happen to go to

The Court of Justice is to meet on Monday next the 11th inst. and not the 13th as was mentioned by mistake in our last Paper.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
the Stocks of Demerary, the 9th May, 1807.



Brought by






Hamilton, Abary.








Pl. Free & Easy,

Cumonie Creek.





J. Fraser,



Present Jones,






Jackeman, Esseq.

Pl. Lancaster.




And 2 New Negroes their Names & Owners unknown.
S. G. Martens, Drossaart.

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


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