Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1807 August 22

Vol. II.)


(No. 86.

Saturday, August 22d, 1807.

Proclamation. [heading]
By His Excellency Brigadier-General James Montgomerie, Acting Governor in and over the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, President in all Courts and Colleges within the same, &c. &c. &c.
Whereas a great degree of relaxation has of late taken place in the Discipline of the Militia of these Colonies, evidently contrary to the intent and meaning of the existing Laws and Regulations enacted for the purpose of maintaining and preserving internal tranquility and good order throughout the Colonies.
In consequence whereof I think it expedient hereby to order, that the Drills and Parades of the several Companies and Battalions of the Militia shall be immediately resumed in every District of the Colonies, to which effect special Orders will be sent to the Commanding Officers of the respective Battalions, and which it is expected will be attended to by every Individual liable by Law to serve in the Militia for the internal Defence and Security of the Colonies.
Given under my Hand and Seal at the King's House in Stabroek, Demerary, this 22d day of August 1807.
Jas. Montgomerie,
Br. Gen. & Actg. Governor.
By His Excellency's Command,
Geo. Eddington,
Gov. Secty.

Sugar and Coffee. [heading]
Wanted for the use of His Majesty's Troops in this Colony. Any Person willing to supply either of the above Articles at the Commissary's Stores at the Fort, in such quantities as may be required for the expenditure of Two Months, say of the former about Five Thousand, and of the latter about Three Thousand Pounds weight, are requested to make Tenders for the same to the Subscriber, marked thereon "Tender for Sugar and Coffee" previous the 31st inst. on which Day they will be opened in the presence of the Officer Commanding His Majesty's Troops, when the most advantageous Offer or Offers will be accepted.
Will. N. Firebrace,
Res. Commissary.
Commissary's Office,
Demerary, 17th August, 1807.

This is to request the Creditors of the Estate of the late Gwyn Jones deceased, to attend Personally or by Agents, a meeting to be held the First Day of October next at the House of Mr. Wm. Kewley in New Amsterdam, Berbice, at which time a statement of the Boedel will be laid before them, in order to know if they would agree to some indulgence under certain Regulations for the benefit of all concerned.
J. Hicks, q.q.
For Self and Wm. Kewley.
Demerary, 22d August, 1807.

For Hire. [heading]
The Half Lot No. 73, with the Buildings thereon, to be entered on immediately. apply to Eliza Favarger.
Werk & Rust, 22d August 1807.

Notice. [heading]
Is hereby given to all those who have any Claims or Pretentions against the Estate of the late Doctor Matthew Hay, as well as to those who are Indebted, to come forward and lodge their Claims, and make Payment of Moneys due, (to the Subscriber at the House of Doctor Davd. Bosquet) in Six Weeks from the date hereof, so as to ascertain the state of his affairs.
Alexr. Anderson, Actg. Exctr.
Demerary, 22d August 1807.

New Irish Butter [heading]
For Sale by
Underwood, Johnson & Co.
New-Town, 22d August 1807.

Lost, the lower part of a Seal, having broken away from the Shank. It is a Cornelian with the Initials J B and a Crest and Motto over it, - Crest a Boar's Head with an Oak Branch in the Mouth, - Motto "Honestus manet." If brought to the Store of H. I. Underwood Esq. a Reward of Four Dollars will be given.
Stabroek, 22d August 1807.

A Good seasoned Saddle Horse For Sale, a Hardwood House Frame 30 feet by 18, 1 & 1/2 story, which is to be Sold for Cash at 50 per cent below its appraised value, 4 Carpenter Slaves to be Hired for any term though quarterly of a longer time would be prefered [sic]; to be let a small airy House in a healthy situation for the convenience of families. The Underwritten delivers Fire Wood by the single cord or two at stated periods agreed on, and is willing to engage for the supply of a few more families.
Jno. Hall.
Cumingsburg, 22d August, 1807.

The Subscribers offer for Sale, - a few Hundred Pieces India Blue Bafts (or Salempores) at a moderate Price, for immediate Payment.
Eliazer & Castello.
Demerary, 22d August 1807.

Found this Morning, [heading]
Part of a Gold Watch Chain with a Key and small Trinket attached to it; - Whoever has lost the same may have it restored, by paying for this Advertisement and a trifling reward to the Negro who found it, upon application to the Printer. August 21st.

Runaway from Wakenham Island, Essequebo, about a Month since, three Negro-Men by Name Jacob, (of the Mocco Nation) Bob and Harry, (Congoes) - Whoever will apprehend said Negroes and lodge them in the Barracks will be handsomely Rewarded.
A. H. Williams.
Demerary, 22d August 1807.

First Summons by Edict. [heading]
By Virtue of a certain authority granted by the Honorable Victor Amadeus Heyliger, LL.D. Acting President of the Honorable Court of Justice of this Colony, on the Petition of Victor A. Heyliger, LL.D. & J. Bergh, in quality as Sequestors over the Plantation Groote Diamant, also as Curators to the Estate of J. C. Gehriecke [sic] deceased, given up by the Heirs for the benefit of the Creditors; are herewith by me the Underwritten Marshal of the said Honorable Court, for the first time Summoned all known and unknown Creditors of the said Estate of J. C. Gehrieke [sic] deceased, to appear before the Honorable Court of Justice at their Session in the Town of Stabroek towards the twentieth September first coming and following days, in order to hear such demand and conclusion as in case of prae and Concurrence shall be done and made on the said proceeds to make answer thereto, and further to proceed as the Law directs; and with regard to the Creditors of the Estate of J. C. Gehrieke [sic] above-mentioned, to render ther [sic] pretentions and lay claim thereto as they shall seem meet. Whereas after the expiration of the fourth and last Exsuperabundantie Summons by Edict will be proceeded against the non appearers to obtain perpetual silence. Thus Published and Affixed there and where it ought to be in Rio Demerary the 19th August 1807.
L. S. van s'Gravesande, Marshal.
Translated from the Dutch.
D. P. Simon, Sw. Translator.

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. Isaac King, in 14 days, - August 22d.
Mr. John Craig, in 14 days, August 7th.
Mr. John Gray, in 14 days or 3 weeks, August 7th.
Mr. Charles Treadwell Jr., either in 14 days or four Weeks - July 29th.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

Wordt mits deezen bekend gemaakt dat ter eerstkoomende Commissariaa[umlaut]le Vergaadering, in de Maand September aanstaande,
[Transcriber's note: minor change follows, see and compare with 18070815EDRG]
Door den Heer Chs: Vincent, als Ontvanger der Colonie Casse, zal Transporteeren op verkreegen Authorisatie van den Hove van Justitie, de volgende Loten Nos 62, 68, 72, 67 en 82, gelegen [sic] in Stabroek, aan die geenen welke daartoe gerechtigd zyn,
[see 18070815EDRG] . . .
[Transcriber's note: minor change follows 'Land en' – see and compare with 18070815EDRG]
Door F: Horn als Speciaale Gemachtigde van Thomas Lawrence Transport van 28 Akkers Land op de voorgronden van de Pl: La Liberte, Oost zyde in de Creek van Mahayca aan D: P: Simon, en van gem: D. P. Simon aan Juffw: Marian Deniaut, circa vier of vyf akkers Land en 2 1/2 akkers aan de Eigenaaren van Pl: L'Amitie en Libertie en het overblyvende gedeelte aan Concessionarissen van gemelde voorlanden: - en door D: Cornfoot qq: Marian Deniaut aan de Gemachtigdens van C: S: Parker, de aldus door D: P: Simon, aan Marian Deniaut getransporteerd 6 akkers,
[see 18070815EDRG] . . .
[Transcriber's note: minor change follows '- en laastelyk' linking the two paragraphs; see and compare with 18070815EDRG]
Door M. Marx Transport van de Pl: Lower Paerl aan Aleyne & John Culpeper, welke laastgemelde ter gelyker tyd zullen passeeren Hypotheek ten faveure van C: M: Overweg gevestigd op gem: Plantage Cum annexis, mits gaaders ses en veertig Stuks Slaaven alles volgens Inventaris ter Secretary alhier berustende, - en laastelyk
Door J: Van Groeningen Hypotheek op desselfs houtgrond genaamd Nooitgedagt geleegen in de Booven Rivier met 15 koppen Slaaven, blykens Inventaris ter Secretary alhier berustende, ten faveur van H: W: Knolman,
Actum Secretary van Demerary, 15 Aug: 1807.
J. C. Stadtman, Eerste Clercq.

By Authority Obtained, I the First Marshal of this Colony, (after precedental process of Law) shall expose and publicly sell unto the highest bidder in the presence of the Councellors Commissaries and their Secretary in the Town of Stabroek on Tuesday the 8th September first coeming [sic], as follows: - In behalf of Walcott & Forrester, Underwood, Johnson & Co. & Underwood & Co. all Plaintiffs and Triumphants versus J. E. Donavan, the following taken under Execution: -
One Table,
One old Sopha,
One Cow with a Calf,
Eight Geese, and one Heifer.
Any Person who should conceive to have a right to oppose against the aforesaid Sales will address themselves in writing at the Marshal's Office, where I shall receive them as opposer or opposers, and appoint a Day to go to Law; and further any Person or Persons inclined to purchase are requested to attend on the Day of Sales aforesaid.
Rio Demerary, the 21st August, 1807.
Mart: Smit, First Marshal.
Translated from the Dutch,
D. P. Simon, Sw: Translator.

By Virtue of a certain appointment granted by the Honorable Victor Amadeus Heyliger, LL.D. Acting President of the Honorable Court of Justice in this Colony, on the Petiton of Colin Macrae in quality as Executor to the last Will and Testament of the deceased John Orr & James Munro, also as joint Curator with C. M. Overweg to the Estate of F. Kroll deceased; are herewith by me the Underwritten Marshal of the Honorable Court of Justice, by Edict Summoned all known and unknown Creditors either Colonial or Foreign to the above-mentioned Estate, to appear or send their Attornies before the Honorable Court of Justice at their Session in the Town of Stabroek towards the Ordinary Session in the Month of September 1808 [sic], in order to render there their pretensions properly and lay claim thereto. Whereas against the defaulters will be proceeded to obtain perpetual silence. - Thus Done and Published there and where it ought to be.
Demerary, 21st August, 1807.
L. S. van s'Gravesande, Marshal.
Translated from the Dutch,
D. P. Simon, Sw. Translator.

By Virtue of a certain appointment granted on a Petition by his Honour V. A. Heyliger, LL.D. Acting President of the Honourable Court of Justice dated 13th August, 1807, are herewith by me Marshal of the Honourable Court of Justice, in the name and behalf of H. A. Eberhardi & H. H. Haazeman, in quality as Executors to the Estate of H. Mutz deceased; for the first time by Edict, Summoned all known and unknown Creditors of said Estate to appear before the Honourable Court of Justice at their Session in the Town of Stabroek on the twenty first Day September next and following Days, in order to render their pretention against the said Estate and lay their claim thereto accordingly. Whereas after the expiration of this first, second, third and fourth Summons by Edict will be proceeded against the non appearers to obtain perpetual silence as the Law directs. - Thus Published and Affixed there and where it ought to be.
Rio Demerary, 18th August, 1807.
F. Van Kinschot, Marshal.
Translated from the Dutch,
D. P. Simon, Sw. Translator.

Lost on Sunday Evening last, the Stone and part of the Gold carriage of a Seal; Stone marked with a Phoenix Crest, Motto "Sine Fine." and Ciphers "W. McG" - Whoever has found the same will be rewarded on bringing it to the Printer of this Paper.
Stabroek, 8th August 1807.


On Monday the 24th inst. by order of P. C. Mickerts, Executor to I. P. Smit decd. on the Premises No. 45, Stabroek, Furniture, Negroes &c.

On Tuesday, at the house lately ouccupied [sic] by Mrs. Beaujon, Negroes, Furniture, wine &c.

On Wednesday, by order of Richard Wells and C. D. Forrester, Esqrs. qq. Mrs. Helen Lacey, twelve seasoned Negroes.

On Thursday, at the store of Messrs. McInroy, Sandbach & McBean, Dry Goods, &c.

On Friday, at the Vendue-Office, a boat, negroes, furniture, &c.

At particular request we insert the following Article Verbatim: -
Died on the Morning of Friday the 21st Inst. at his residence on Plantation Vigilance, William Ord Esq. This amiable Man was greatly esteemed by all who knew him and will no doubt be sincerely regretted.
Great was his worth,
His felling heart was warm;
And his death, ah! Premature;
Lament it, Friends!
From being in the Prime of life.

By the arrival of the Fame, Capt. Lightbourn, from Barbados on Sunday last, we received the Mercury of the 8th inst. which contains London News to the 3d of July, by which it appears that the long pending battle, between the Hostile Armies in Poland has at length taken place, in which the French as usual, claim the victory; . . .

A little previous to our Publication of this Day, we were favoured with the following communication, with which we heartily congratulate our Readers: -
"Letters from Berbice, dated 19th inst. informs us that the Ship Harriet, Capt. Thompson had arrived there that morning, after having been chased into the River by a French Schooner Privateer of 16 guns, which came so close, in shore as to be fired upon from Fort Myers. By this Vessel, which left Liverpool 5th July, we learn that Lord Hutchinson's Official Account of the Battle of Freidlands had reached England, and been published in the London Gazette, which Capt. Thompson gave to the Captain of the Circe frigate, which he fell in with two days previous to his entering Berbice. Not having received the Gazette itself we cannot form so clear an idea of the affair of Friedlant [sic] as we could wish, but Captain Thompson, (an old trader to these Colonies,) affirms that the Gazette account unequivocally gives the Honour of the Victory to the Allied Russian and Prussian Forces, who, under the Command of Gen. Bennigsen, had defeated Bonaparte, and the Troops of his Vassal Kingdoms, with the loss of 30,000 men, killed and taken prisoners among the last are two French Generals. Should this intelligence prove true, of which there is little reason to doubt, we may yet hope that Peace and Independence, will at last be restored to those Countries of Europe, who, under the Command of Buonaparte, are engaged in a war so derogatory to their National Honour, and Foreign to their Political Interests."

On Thursday the Wilding Capt. Marman, arrived here in company with the brig Rowina (one of the London Fleet which she left at Madeira,) the Wilding was attacked about 12 o'clock at noon on Thursday, by a French privateer schooner of 16 guns and 160 men. The Skip-Jack happened to be in company with the Wilding at the time, who, together, sustained a heavy fire for upwards of two hours. The foremast of the Skip-Jack was struck, and much injured by an 18lb. shot, and two men wounded. - when the Privateer hauled out to sea. It is thought the Skip-Jack will have to go to Barbados to refit.

Died. - On Sunday Morning, Mrs. Jones, Wife of John Jones Esq.
On Monday, Mr. R. Martin. and
Miss Eliza Smith, Daughter of Mr. Collitt Smith.
On Friday Morning, Doctor William Ord.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
the Stocks of Demerary, the 22d August, 1807.



Brought by



J. H. King.


Boedel Lawrin,

R. B. Daly.


H. Tulloh,



Pl. Hoebo, Essbo.

Alexr. MacNabb.


Pl. O. Nassau,




Pl. Union.



R. B. Daly.



Dl. Timmermans.


Locket, Essbo.






Tappin, Berbice,

L. Gemon.


J. P. Bischop,

Pl. The Brothers.






J. Ver Wagen.





Wm. Kemp,


S. G. Martens, Drossart.

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


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