Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1807 August 01

Vol. II.)


(No. 83.

Saturday, August 1st, 1807.

The Ordinary Session of the Court of Policy of these Colonies which was to have taken place on Monday the 27th ult: but was then postponed by His Excellency the Governor, is to be held on Monday the 10th Inst.
Court-House, Stabroek, 1st August 1807.

The Proprietors of Lots in New Town are requested to meet at the Union Coffee House on Monday next the 3d Instant, at 12 o'Clock, to appoint New Commissaries.
Jno. Crossman,
A. Cart, Commissaries.
Demerary, 1st August, 1807.

For Sale. [heading]
A Colony-Built Schooner Boat, in good repair and well found. Also a Boat Captain who is acquainted with all the Coasts. The Owner has no occasion for either, and will therefore sell them together or separately, to an approved Purchaser, upon reasonable terms. For further particulars apply to
August 1st. P. Verbeke.

Absented from the Subscriber, on Sunday Morning the 26th Instant, a Negro Man Carpenter, named La Fleur, of the Papa Nation, about 5 feet 8, to 5 feet 9 inches high, very black, of an open countenance and very plausable [sic] in his speech of both Dutch and English. He was seen and spoke with the same Morning in Corabana, with a paper in his hand, and said he was going to Berbice. Had on when he went away a pair of white Duck Trowsers. Whoever may bring him to the Subscriber, or lodge him in the Barracks, shall receive Two Joes Reward.
1st August. J. F. Meyer.

Lost. [heading]
An Acceptance drawn by Mr. C. Marquis in favor of the undersigned, for the sum of One hundred and fifty-eight Guilders ten stivers. Any person having found the same will very much oblige both Parties by returning it to Mr. Marquis.
August 1st. C. Treadwell.

For Sale. [heading]
At Three Months Credit to an approved Purchaser or Purchasers, three seasoned Horses, one a compleat draft and saddle English Gelding, the other two American Horses; also a stout Negro Man Creole of this Colony, who understands pulling in a Boat, attending a Gentleman, exclusive of being a very fine Field Negro. For Particulars apply to C. Smith residing on Lot no. 83, Brick Dam, Stabroek. Demerary, 1st August, 1807.

The Butchery under the name of L. Egner shall stop for a time, because his Books are to be made up to this date, and begs the Honorable Public to Pay their Debts, on presenting of the Accounts, in Cash, or a Good for the Sum.
Stabroek, 1st August 1807.

The Underwritten informs those it may concern, that his Domicilium Citandi et Executandi is at the Office of M. La Maison, Esq. in Stabroek.
Richard Wells.
Demerary, 1st August, 1807.

Demerary, July 31st 1807.
This is to inform the Public, that I have Sold my House and Building with the half Lot of Land, in Kingston, known by No. 6, to William Harris.
Elizabeth Howard.

A very excellent six oared Yacht for Sale, and Ten Carpenter Negroes to be Hired from New-Hope Estate.
Apply to Colin Macrae.
Cumingsburg, 1st August 1807.

A Small Punt. [heading]
Picked-Up a few days ago on Plantation LeGrange. The Owner may have her restored by applying as above and defraying the Expences.
Demerary, 1st August 1807.

Fuel Wood For Sale. [heading]
Delivered in front of Plantation Goed Intent, at f 9, per Cord, or at any Stelling in Stabroek at f 11 per do.
Demerary, 1st August 1807.

Secretary's-Office, Demerary. [heading]
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. Charles Treadwell Jr., either in 14 days or four Weeks - July 29th.
Mr. William Brown, in 14 days - 29th July.
Mr. Edwd. King, in 14 days, 25th July.
Mr. C. Marquis, in 14 days, 21st July.
Mr. William Finlayson, in 2 or 3 weeks, July 18.
Mr. Francis Williams, in one Month, ditto.
Mr. George Walrond, in 14 days, ditto.
Mr. Alex. Johnston, in 3 Weeks, July 14.
Mr. George Bone, in 14 days, July 11.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

Alle de geenen die iets te praetendeeren hebben van ofte verschuldigd zyn aan Wylen den Heer Engel Bertho Loncke worden verzogt zich te addresseeren aan den WelEdele Gest: Heer F. C. Loncke ofte aan den Advocaat Hofstede.
Actum ter Secretary van Demerary den 1 Aug. 1807.
C. T. Tinne, Eerste Clercq.

Alzo de WelEdele Heer & Mr. Joseph Thibou Mathews, Meerderjaarig Jongman, gebooren binnen deeze Colonie, Bruidegom, ter Eenre, En Jonkvrouw
Maria Christina Etzardina Glaser, meede gebooren in deeze Colonie, Minderjaarige Jonge Dochter, geadsisteerd met haar Moeder en Vrogdesse Vrouwe Elizabeth Cornelia Van Thol, Weduwe van Wylen den Heer Herc Eberhard Glaser, - ter andere zyde.
Van Voorneemens zyn met elkander een Wettig Huwelyk aan te gaan, zoo als dezelve ook reeds op heeden door Heeren Raaden Commissarissen uit de Edele Achbaare Hove van Crimineele en Civile Justitie in Ondertrouw zyn Opgenoomen. Zoo wordt zulks mits deezen aan elk en een iegelyk geadverteerd, ten einde die geenen welke vermeenen zig te kunnen opponeeren zulks in tyds te doen ter plaatse waar het behoord.
Actum Rio Demerary deezen 30 July 1807.
J. C. Stadtman, Eerste Clercq.

Woord hiermeede bekend gemaakt dat op den 25ste July 1807 in de Colonie Berbice door Heeren Raaden van Huwelyks Zaaken aldaar in Ondertrouw zyn opgenomen
John Arston Thomas, Jongman geboortig van Demerary, ter Eenre, - En
Ann Josephine Brown, Jongedochter meede geboortig van Demerary, ter andere zyde Ten Einde die geenen welke vermeenen zich teegens het Solemniseeren van 't voorgemelde Huwelyk te moeten opposeeren zulks in tyds zouden kunnen doen daar en zoo 't behoord.
Actum Secretary van Rio Demerary den 1 Aug. 1807.
C. T. Tinne, Eerste Clercq.

On Sale. [heading]
Choice Madeira Wine in Pipes, Hogsheads and Quarter-Casks, Imported in the Intrepid, Capt. Turnbull.
Heywood & Taylor.
Stabroek, 1st August 1807.

Three Carpenter Negroes For Sale, lately employed in the Engineer and Ordnance Departments. Enquire of William King, Esqr. Cumingsburg.
Demerary, 25th July 1807.

Notice. [heading]
Those indebted to the Estate of Michal [sic] Davelin, deceased, are requested to make immedite [sic] Payments, and those to whom said Estate is indebted to render in their Accounts in order to come to a settlement as soon as possible.
Jas. Ronayne,
Aug. 1st. James Hollin, Executors.

Mr. Printer,
The Scurrilous attack made upon me in the public prints of the day signed D. P. Simon, behooves me to answer it in my defence, that impartial minds unprejudiced in the cause may judge of, and do me that justice, when the case is weighed on both sides, for which reason I request you will have the goodness to continue his flourishing Epistle of the 18th ult. addressed to me, and to insert this under it in your next number.
If I am guilty of any criminous act, why not have me tried and then publish the sentence? is the Gentleman who writes, a Judge or a President of the Court of Justice, or a Sworn Translator as he styles himself, or what is he? If he is no better Translator than he is a Historian, his Employers might expect a false Interpretation as ingramatical [sic] is he writes. - Nine years and upwards have passed away since the death of Sarah Lawrence, a free woman, who had confidence in the Gentleman by appointing him a joint executor and guardian with myself to her Children, and he has been silent all that time, till just upon the point of my leaving the colony for Great Britain, he trumps up his inquiries and puts every difficulty in my way to worm out a commission from her Estate.
Why did not he cause me to do justice to the Children if he found me in any way wanting to them during nine years? If he could blush you cannot see it, for the gloom is in his phiz. Did he publish all my transactions during life, his mal-assertions will not affect me, for he ought to remember himself and to examine his conscience. I have not abridged the Estate of Sarah Lawrence one farthing more or less, it is there in my own Estate, for all her Children who are now minors and incapable of acting for themselves, and a part from that Estate respectable witnesses can vouch that in my own will all her Children have been liberally provided for. What would the Gentleman wish to publish? His implacable malice malevolence fills him with so much gall as to cause him to loose sight of the main point it might be his duty to seek into. It would have been a fortunate case for the Gentleman had he asked me to have been his Guardian, for his estate is neither here nor there, it was disposed of by the Marshal of the Courts, but the Estate of Sarah Lawrence is a Property to be seen and to be accounted for by myself and no other person, His estate he has waisted [sic], and there is no oil in the lamp, and as it has pleased God to grant me in his supreme excellence with the goods of this world, it is my duty as a trusty Steward to preserve them, for the good of posterity and to keep such effects from the hands of invaders. Had I been his guardian his creditors would have been very much obliged to me, and his debts paid but the fear of what? departing ones own Executor is a disappointment my happen to the injury of others. The arrangement with Miss Harriott entirely to her satisfaction, is a case I can clear up by the respectable authority of Mr. Warriker who knows that I observed to him it was better she should have a house provided thro' her own means, than any suitor should invite her to his, and when she was found capable to take a guidance of a family her brothers would be placed under her care, in the mean time she could enjoy the services of the Negroes, 'till her Brothers and herself were of proper ages to act for themselves, when a dividend would take place. This is a point I did not inform Harriott, and she may have imagined when we set out together from Mahaica to the Metropolis, I did not mean to give her satisfaction. I did it to try what her conduct would be towards me and it could be no-wise unpleasant had she not some ill advisers.
She shall have her properties but she cannot expect the whole of her mother's estate. Knowing what I had said to Mr. Warricker, one of my Attornies, I could venture to tell the Gentleman I had arranged with Harriott to her satisfaction, she could expect no more and such is and was my intention after my pass &c. were legally obtained and I was on board the Dalrymple, I came on shore again principally to clear up and settle the business relative the Estate of Sarah Lawrence and to convince my Readers the Gentleman had erred and injured me. If the will is a forged one it is neither his fault nor mine as executors, but is the error of the Witnesses, who can be called on to testify the correctness of it. Was Sarah Lawrence alive and in her senses when she signed her will is the point in question. If the Gentleman is in doubt let him legally inquire. Why disturb the Public? Why expose his ignorance? As to the Characteristic of the Gentleman let him please himself in his fancy he may see himself in the fashionabl [sic] advertiser called the world and I advise him to read more and to write less, then he might be less erroneous. In the bringing up of his rear let him not forget the ass and his achievements. He would be a reformer but he is completely unreformed himself.
I am Mr. Printer,
You most obt. Servt.
Thos. Lawrence
Essex, 30th July, 1807.


On Monday the 3d instant, by order of John Henley, Alexr. Reith and H. Stephenson, Executors of Robert Stephenson, deceased, the Lease of Lot No. [blank], with all the Buildings thereon, situate in front of Pln. Vlissengen, opposite the Hon. the Fiscal. Also Negroes, Household Furniture &c. The sale will be held at the late residence of the deceased.

On Wednesday the 5th inst. at the Vendue Office, Provisions, Dry Goods, Paints & Oil, &c.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the 10th, 11th and 12th instant, at the house of R. S. Turton, a general assortment of Dry Goods, Provisions, Coopers' and Carpenters' Tools, &c. &c.

On Thursday the 13th inst. at the Orphan Chamber, sundry goods, wearing apparel, a horse, a cow and calf, a riding ass, negroes, and what further may be offered for sale.

Just arrived in the Schooner Hope, Capt. Stillman, and for Sale at the Stables of Mr. Benjamin, thirty-four excellent Saddle and Draught Horses and ten Oxen.
Demerary, 1st August 1807.

The First June Mail arrived here on Monday last over land from Berbice, where it was brought by the Betsey Lugger. The contents of the mail were principally anticipated by the Bag of Mr. Cummings, however we have now received out Papers to the 6th inclusive, from which we have continued our Extracts.

On Tuesday the Intrepid, Capt. Turnbull, arrived in this River. She left England very early in June and touched at Madeira; of course brings no news.

The Trade from these Colonies waited over the Bar till Wednesday morning, when a Man of War arrived from Barbados to escort them to the Rendezvous. The Surinam Ships as is supposed could not keep the Coast from the strong Northerly winds which were so prevalent all last week.

Ms. Tinne Esqr. has been appointed Commandeur of Essequebo, and, we understand will take his Passage in one of the Vessels of the Fleet, (which was to sail on or about the 10th of June) provided his Credentials could be got ready by that time. In the above Fleet there are eight Ships for this Port and two for Berbice.

Died. - On Thursday Evening last, at his House on front of Plantation Werk & Rust, in the 27th year of his age, E. B. Loncke, Esq. only Son of the Honble: F. C. Loncke.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last.

Sloop Two Friends, P. Hazel, from St. Vincent.
Schr. Ant, P. Bowen, Barbados.
---- Gingle, H. C. Darrell, Ditto.
Brig Hitty, H. Clarkson, Portsmouth.

Ship Ariadne, G. Johnson, for Greenock.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
the Stocks of Demerary, the 1st August, 1807.



Brought by



J. H. King.


Boedel Lawrin,

R. B. Daly.








Van den Heuvel,

J. Kent.



R. B. Daly.






Pl. Belaire.




S. G. Martens, Drossart.

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


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