Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1807 September 19

Vol. II.)


(No. 90.

Saturday, September 19th, 1807.

By the Honble: Court of Policy of the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, and their Dependencies, &c. &c. &c.
Unto all whom these presents may or shall concern, Greeting!
Whereas at an Extraordinary sitting of the aforesaid Court held on this day, it was stated by Brigadier-General Montgomerie that he had received a Letter from the Secretary of State, signifying that the same Person could not, with propriety, discharge the duties of Civil Governor, both of this Colony and of Berbice, and therefore directing him to give up the Civil Administration of either of the two Colonies, to an Officer of proper Rank to be sent by General Bowyer, Commander of the Forces in the Windward and Leeward Islands, to take charge of the same; - and that Colonel Nicholson having been named in consequence, by General Bowyer, the Brigadier General, from the arrangements which His Majesty's Ministers had at the same time thought proper to make, had determined to make choice of the Government of Berbice, and to resign the Civil Administration of this Colony to Colonel Nicholson, untill [sic], the return, to this Colony of Lieut. Governor Bentinck or the arrival of a new Lieut. Governor at Berbice, as expressed in the orders of His Majesty's Ministers on the subject.
Now these are to Notify to the Inhabitants of these Colonies and all others whom it may or shall concern, that in consequence of, the foregoing communication, the Civil Administration of these Colonies and their dependent Districts was this day given over, in the presence of the aforesaid Court, by Brigadier General Montgomerie to Colonel Nicholson, who took the usual Oath as Acting Lt. Governor accordingly [sic - no closing period]
Done at the Session of the Court held in the Town of Stabroek in Demerary on the 14th of September 1806, and Published the same day.
By order of the Honble: Court aforesaid,
P. F. Tinne, Dy. Secty.

Publication. [heading]
By His Excellency Brigadier General James Montgomerie, Acting Lt. Governor of the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, and their Dependencies, President in all Courts and Colleges, and the Honble: Court of Policy of the said Colonies;
Unto all whom these Presents may or shall concern, Greeting! be it known:
That on the Representations made to Us by the Court of Justice of Demerary, we have judged proper to enact and hereby do enact into a Colonial Law, as follows, viz:
That from and after the day of the Publication of these presents, no Inhabitant of Essequebo or Demerary shall be considered as having legally changed or transferred his Domicilium Citandi et Executandi from the Jurisdiction of either River to the other (that is from Demerary to Essequebo or from Essequebo to Demerary) unless he shall have given previous Public Notice three times successively, in either of the Authorised Weekly News-Papers of the Colony, of his intention of so changing on transferring his Domicilium Citandi et Executandi, in order that his just Creditors and all other Persons whom such Notice may concern, may take their measures accordingly.
Thus enacted at Our Ordinary Session held at the Court House in the Town of Stabroek, Demerary, on the 31st August 1807.
Jas. Montgomerie.
By Command of the Court aforesaid,
P. F. Tinne, Dy. Secty.
Published by order of the Court on this day the 19th of September 1807.
P. F. Tinne, Dy. Secty.

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. F. C. Long, in 4 Weeks, from the 12th September.
Mr. Nathaniel Littlefield, in 14 days or 3 weeks.
Mr. W. Chorley, in 14 days or 4 Weeks, Sep. 11th.
Mr. John Burket in three Weeks, from Sept. 4th.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

By Authority obtained, I the Underwritten First Marshal of this Colony (after precedental process of Law) shall publicly expose and sell unto the highest bidders in presence of the Councellors Commissary of the Honorable Court of Justice and their Secretary in the Town of Stabroek, on Tuesday the 6th of October next,
1st. - In behalf of Younghusband, Corbet & Co. Plaintifs and Triumphants, versus A. Knight, one Carpenter's logie and concession situated on the front lands of Plantation La Bourgarde, and at present occupied by said A. Knight.
2d. - In behalf of A. Coutlat, Plaintif and Triumphant, versus Thomas Morgan, the said Th: Morgan's portion of a certain concession No. 35, situated on the front lands of Plantation Vlissengen, with the dwelling house thereon, about 30 by 20 feet; also one black smith's shop and side building, long about 30 by 20 feet.
3d. - In behalf of S. Mourant, qq. W. Richardson, Plaintif and Triumphant, versus P. Barchard, qq. A. Simpson, two negroes named Tom and Gilly.
4th. - In behalf of the Widow De Beet, Plaintif and Triumphant, versus G. Zeegers, a certain half concession of land situated in Stabroek, between the house belonging to F. Horn & Dominica, with the side building thereon, divided in three appartments [sic], and a small kitchen.
5th. - In behalf of John Tipper, Plaintif and Triumphant, versus John Henderson, the concession of land situated on the front land of Plantation Werk & Rust, between the concessions of the Boedel Laurin deceased, and that of J. P. Muncker, with the buildings thereon, as one dwelling house of a Colony frame boarded with American boards and covered with wallaba shingles, long about 40 by 25 feet.
6th. - In behalf of I. S. Masse & D. H. van Nooton [sic], Jr. Executors to the Estate of C. D. Mack deceased, and Thomas MacKenzie & Co. Plaintifs and Triumphants, versus Bruninghaus & Berg, & Bruninghaus & Co. one concession of land known by L. B. No. 6, situated on the front lands of Plantation Werk & Rust, with a dwelling house thereon, long 50 by 30 feet, of Colony wood, one side building about 100 by 18 feet, of Colony wood, covered with wallaba shingles and boarded with American boards and clapboarded; one ditto long about 30 by 18 feet, complete of Colony wood, a horse stable, a necessary, and one brick-built sestern [sic].
7th. - In behalf of James Knight & Thos. Cuming, Plaintifs and Triumphants, versus Thos. Fryer, a certain concession of land in the front of Plantation Vlissengen, with the buildings thereon, between the houses of L. Barnes & Hacket, one new dwelling house long 40 by 30 feet, upon posts two stories high, not yet finished; one ditto of American wood, 30 by 20 feet more or less, standing on posts, one side building serving for store, kitchen, &c., one black smith's shop, and a necessary.
8th. - In behalf of T. Frankland & J. Hacket, Plaintif and Triumphant, versus W. Clarke, certain contract of purchase and sales between W. Clarke & W. King about one third part of the estate Graaflykhead, situated on the Troelie Island in Rio Essequebo, the sum total amounts to thirty thousand guilders.
9th. - In behalf of F. Meagher joint Executor with Robert Stephenson deceased, and now by the death of said Robert Stephenson only surviving executor to the estate of W. Hogan deceased, Plaintif and Triumphant, versus W. White, a certain concession of land situated in Kingstown, with a dwelling house thereon, 28 by 18 feet, two stories high, partly of Colony wood; also two side buildings, and a necessary.
In case any Person should conceive to have a right to oppose against any of the above sales, address themselves in writing to the Marshal's Office, where I shall receive them as opposer or opposers, and appoint a day to go to law; and any Person or Persons inclined to purchase are requested to attend on the day of sale abovementioned.
Rio Demerary, 17th September, 1807.
Mart. Smit, First Marshal.

For London. [heading]
The Brig Hercules, will positively sail with the first Convoy; - this Vessel takes Coffee and Cotton only: For Freight or Passage apply to the Captain on Board or to
Cornfoot, Bell & Co.
Demerary, 19th September 1807.

For Glasgow. [heading]
The Armed Ship Jason, Jno. Gemmell, Master, to sail early in the month of November, in company with one or more Armed Vessels. For Freight or Passage apply to the Captain on board, or to
19th Sept. 1807. T. Mewburn.

For Sale. [heading]
On Board the Ship Demerary a new Carvel built Boat, 16 feet long and six feet beam, with rudder, tiller, and oars complete; she is built of the best English Oak, and would answer for a Ship or Plantation. - The Price f 330. Demerary, 19th Sept. 1807.

The Subscriber hereby gives notice that he intends removing from this colony to that of Berbice on or about the 24th Current.
Phineas MackIntosh.
Essequebo, 19th Sept. 1807.

Wanted To Hire [heading]
Six good Sawyer Negroes. For Particulars apply to
M. Downie.
Stabroek, 16th Sept. 1807.

Runaway, a young yellow skin Negro Man, named Sambo, belonging to Mr. R. Gordon, well known in Stabroek. Whoever will lodge the said Negro in the Barracks, or bring him to the Store of Messrs. Wm. King & Co. Cumingsburg, shall receive One Joe Reward. All Persons are cautioned against harbouring the said Negro, and Captains of Ships against carrying him off, as they will be Prosecuted according to Law.
Demerary, 19th September 1806 [sic].

Deserted from the ship Coffee Planter of Bristol, an Apprentice named John Harris, about 17 or 18 years of age, black complexion, short black hair, about 5 feet 5 inches; had on when he went away, a short blue coatee, check shirts, black handkerchief, and blue trowsers. All masters of vessels are forbid harbouring said Apprentice, as they will be prosecuted according to Law.
Jno. Graham.
Demerary, 19th Sept. 1807.

Absented himself from the Subscriber, a Negro man Rolla, formerly belonging to Mr. Bruninghaus; he uses [sic] to go a fishing on his own account, as far as Courabane Coast and comes to market in New Town to sell his sport. A Joe Reward will be given for the apprehension of the said Offender.
19th Septr. F. C. Otto.

Runaway from the Subscriber, a Negro Man Named Glasgow. He is short of stature, well made, and may be easily known by one of his smaller toes being off. A Reward of One Joe will be given for delivering him at the house of David Schauder in Cumingsburg.
Sept. 19th. Joe Connier.

Notice is hereby given that Mr. A. P. Flieschman is no longer in the Employ of
F. Horn.
Demerary, 19th September 1807.

For Sale. [heading]
The House and Premises belonging to the Subscriber, pleasantly situated in front of the Brick Street in Cumingsburg, and opposite the Custom House, it is well adapted for a small family, and has a commodious House in the yard which may be let occasionally; the terms of payment will be made easy to an approved purchaser. For further particulars enquire of
A. G. Burmester.
Demerary, 19th Sept. 1807.

Reward. [heading]
Strayed from the Subscriber, or rather from the House of Doctor Bosquet, where he had been placed to be cured of a scald head, a new negro boy of the Congo Nation, 12 or 13 years old, and 4 feet 4 or 5 inches high; had on a red cap and shirt of same colour. Any Person delivering him to me, shall be rewarded with One Joe.
19th Sept. G. M. Forrester.

Absconded from the Subscriber a negro woman named Sophia, tall and very slender, she speaks good English and Creole Dutch; it is supposed she is carried to Essequebo by one of the Boats from this Creek. Whoever may apprehend the said woman and lodge her in the Barracks or deliver her to Mr. Hugsteeg [sic] in Stabroek, will be handsomely rewarded, by
J. B. Hoppe.
Mahaica, 19th Sept. 1807.

Op Verkragen authorisatie, zal door my Eerste Exploiteur deeser Rivier, na voorafgaande Rechtspleeging, ten overstaan van Heeren raaden Commissarissen en secretaris, allhier [sic] aan 't Fort Zeelandia, op Maandag den Vyfden October aanstaande, publicq worden opgeveild, en aan de meestebiedende Verkogt, ten behoeve van J. E. Frantzen, Triumphant van Executie, contra Th. Duim geexecuteerde; - Eeene Plaats, met alle de daaropstaande Gebouwen, alsmeed eene oude Bananne tyn, vol in het Gras, geleegen in dese Rivier, tuschen de plaats van de Heer Abm. Boter, aan de beneeden, en de Vry man Joris, aan de boven lyn. En in case ymand, teegen dese Verkooping eenig recht van Oppositie, sal willen sustineeren, addresseere zig in geschrifte ten Comptoire der Exploiteur, wanner, ik die als opposant of opposanten dag van rechten beleggen zal. En wyders die geene, welke in voorn. Verkooping, gading vinden mooge, koome ten daage en plaatse voormeld, aanhoore de Conditien en doe hun Profyt.
Essequebo den 30ste Augustus 1807.
Frier Wm. Tuckerman, Eerste Exptr.

Te Koop voor Contanten. [heading]
Op Plantage Providence, gepelde Mays tegens f 66 de Puncheon.
Demerary, 29ste Augustus 1807. [already entered?]


On Thursday, the 24th instant will be exposed for sale, at the Vendue Office, by order of Messrs. Boer & Braadt, - Seventy kegs Dutch Butter, Poland Oats in puncheons, Beans, Terras and Lime, Woodhoops [sic - as compound word], &c.
Sept. 19th. Robert Kingston.

On Friday the 25 inst. on the Premises of, and by order of Mr. Richard Forshaw, Esquire, - Twenty hogsheads of sugar.
Also, at the Vendue Office, a fast sailing Colony schooner, 36 feet keel, with all her materials, in complete order; dry goods, spiced cheese, provisions, &c. &c.
Sept. 5th. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: compare with original advertisement in 18070905EDRG]

On Tuesday, the 29th instant, will be exposed for for [sic] sale, by order of Messrs. W. King & Co. at the Vendue Office, a large assortment of India Goods, just imported, consisting of, blue bafts 18 yards each, chelloes, neganepants plad, bejulapauts blue, red romalls 15 handkerchiefs each, hair romalls, chints, blue romalls, &c. &c.
September 19th. Robert Kingston.

On Wednesday, the 30th Inst, will be exposed for sale, by order of W. N. Firebrace and S. Mourant Esqrs. on the Premises of Adam Smith Esq. Cumingsburg. - Furniture, viz: - 5 bedsteads, 5 chest drawers, a book case with books, 4 bason stands, 4 chamber tables, 4 looking glasses 3 dining tables, 2 pair D ends, 1 pair card ditto, 2 pair tea ditto, a dozen cane bottom chairs, 2 ditto sophas, a side board, a liquor case, a medicine chest, 2 knife cases, silver soup and desert spoons, a silver ladle and divider, 24 prints or engravings, earthen and glass ware, &c. &c.
Also 10 new hammocks, 30 dozen hoes, 2 1/2 dozen whip and X cut saws, 2 anchors, 3 crow bars, 3 pieces canvas, pruning knives, paint brushes &c. If not disposed of by private sale, will be exposed at same time, a Riding horse, with horse net, saddle and bridle.
Sept. 19th. Robert Kingston.

On Monday last the highly esteemed Colonel R. Nicholson was sworn into the Government of these Colonies, in the room of Brg. General Montgomerie, who has chosen to accept the Government of Berbice; for which place, we believe, he sets out this day.

In the Course of the present Week there has been no arrivals from Europe. We learn that the first August Mail had not arrived in Barbados on the 12th instant.

The Army-Ship Emma, Capt. Prudek, arrived here from Barbados, in five Days; - brings no news. She has some Troops on board for the Garrison. We understand they consist chiefly of Foreigners, and are part of a Regiment lately come from Malta, which have been drafted into the Royals; they are about fifty in number. An Officer of the York Light Infantry Volunteers accompanied them.

The Homeward-bound August Fleet, consisting of 120 Sail, under convoy of the Norrumberland [sic], were spoke on the 14th ult. in Lat. 30, Lon. 52 30, by an American Schooner, arrived in Barbados. The Bellisle, Admiral Cochrane's flag-ship, and the Ramalies were in Company. The Ship Surprise had sprung a leak and was sent into Bermuda, under the protection of the Jason Frigate.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last.


Brig Valerious, Freeman Gross, for Boston.
Schr. Speedwell, W. N. Williams, Baltimore.
Brig Neptune, N. Hurlbutt, St. Thomas.
---- Hitty, H. Clarkson, Portsmouth.
Schr. Eliza, Th. Ewing, Tobago.

Died - At his House in Bridge Town, on Thursday Evening, after a very short illness, Mr. Auley McAuley, Coppersmith.

A Ball and Supper, by Subscription, was given on Wednesday Evening at Marshall's Hotel, - and tho not very numerously attended, the Company, as might be naturally expected, was of high respectability. In the absence of the Stewards for the night, C. Macrae Esq. by unanimous consent was nominated the President at the Supper-Table, which was fitted up in a neat and simple manner. The utmost harmony and conviviality reigned throughout the whole Evening, nor did they leave of [sic] Dancing till day light next Morning.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
the Stocks of Demerary, the 19th September, 1807.



Brought by



J. H. King.


Boedel Lawrin,

R. B. Daly.


Pl. O. Nassau,







J. Ver Wagen.





Dort. [sic] Liot,

Pl. La Crange [sic].








W. Latham,



Ditmitt [sic – no comma]

Thos. Kewley.



J. D. Breton



Js. Ogle.


Tappin, Berb.




Pl. Thomas.


Pl. Glasgow,

Paul Smith.


Pl. Coldingen,

Order Fiscaal.



H. Douglas.


A. H. Wiliams,

Wm. Williams.




And a new negro woman her name and owner unknown.

S. G. Martens, Drossart.

See the Supplement.

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

[No Supplement in microfilm]


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