Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1807 November 07

Vol. II.)


(No. 97.

Saturday, November 7th, 1807.

Demerary, 7th November, 1807.
His Excellency Colonel Nicholson, Acting Lieut. Governor, has been pleased to make the following Promotions:
1st Battalion of the 1st Regt. Demerary Militia.
Lieutenants to be Captains.
Alex. Fullerton vice Underwood, resigned.
John Madden, vice Mathews, removed to the Country.
David Cornfoot, vice Telford, gone from the Colony.
J. C. Stadtman, vice Smit, resigned.
The following Gentlemen to be Lieutenants.
Thos. Fitzgerald,
Wm. King Junr.
[the above two individuals bracketed with the 'pointer' of the bracket indicating the following:]
from 18th March 1806.
Richd. Dean,
Wm. King, Senr.
J. F. Meyer, and
O. R. Seward.
Robt. Murray, Gent. to be Quarter Master with the Rank of Lieutenant.
Thos. Marsh, Gent. to be Provost Marshal with the Rank of Lieutenant.
Assistant Surgeon H. B. Gall, to be Surgeon vice Wolfe, removed to the Country.
--- Gill Gentl. to be Assistant Surgeon.
Rifle Company.
Lieutenant Henry Clementson to be Captain, vice Dodgson, removed from the Colony.
Robt. Nicholson,
Colonel & Actg. Lt Governor.
By His Excellency's Command,
Geo. Eddington, Govt. Secty.

By His Excellency Colonel Robert Nicholson, Acting Lt.-Governor of the Colonies of Essequebo and Demerary, with their Dependent Districts, and President in all Courts and Colleges within the same, &. &c. &. and The Honble: Court of Policy of the said Colonies;
Unto all whom these Presents may or shall concern Greeting, be it known;
Whereas a Resolution has been passed by this Court some time ago upon the recommendation of His Majesty's Ministers, to grant a Colonial Bounty on all British American FISH imported and landed in these Colonies for the period of one year, commencing the 1st July last and ending the 1st August 1808, and whereas under the existing circumstances we are desirous that the measures so adopted for encouraging the Importation of British American FISH and thereby securing to the Colony a constant supply of that most indispensable article, should be made known as much as possible to all whom it doth concern.
We therefore have thought fit to issue this Proclamation thereby giving notice that in consequence of our aforesaid Resolution, the following bounties will be paid for the period before-mentioned on all British Salted and Pickled FISH, already imported since the 1st July 1807, or yet to be imported and landed in this Colony until the 1st August 1808, viz: -
On Salted Fish per Quintal, 2 Shillings, or 24 Stivers, Hs. Cy.
On Pickled Shads per Barrel of 32 gallons, 12 Stivers.
On Herrings per Barrel of 32 gallons, 20 Stivers.
On Mackrell [sic] per do. 24 Stivers.
On Salmon per do. 32 Stivers.
The above Bounties to be paid to the Importers, or their Order, by the Receiver of the Colonial Chest on a Certificate of the principal Officers of His Majesty's Customs in this Colony, stating that the British Salted or Pickled Fish therein specified and for which the bounty is claimed, has been actually imported and landed in this Colony.
Done at our Ordinary Session held at the Court House in the Town of Stabroek in Demerary on the 26th October 1807, and Published on the 7th November next thereto following.
Robt. Nicholson,
Colonel & Actg. Lt. Governor.
By Command of the Court,
P. F. Tinne, Dy. Secty.

The Box containing the Votes of the Inhabitants of this River for a Member of the College of Kiezers in the room of M. Visser, Esq. having been opened after the expiration of the time fixed by His Excellency the Acting Lieutenant-Governor's Proclamation of the 10th of October last, it appeared that by the unanimity of the Votes given in, H. H. Post, had been Elected to that Situation.
Court-House, Stabroek, 7th Novr. 1807.

Cash Wanted, [heading]
For His Majesty's Service. [heading]
For Bills of Exchange drawn on the Pay Masters' general of His Majesty's Forces, to the Amount of Eleven Hundred Pounds; -
No. 695, - - L 400.
--- 696, - - - 400.
--- 697, - - - 300.
Sealed Tender for the same (marked Tenders for Bills) will be received at this Office untill Tuesday the 10th instant, at 10 o'Clock in the Morning, when they will be opened in the presence of the Officer Commanding His Majesty's Troops, and if approved accepted.
Commissary's Office, Demerary,
7th November 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. William Codd, in 14 days, October 31st.
Mr. Lymon Barnes, in ditto, do.
Mr. J. Chelsbrough, in ditto, do.
Mr. Gerold Gressil, in 14 days or 4 Weeks. Oct. 24
Mr. H. Struckur, in do. do. October 24th.
Mrs. Mary Pinkett, in do. do. October 24th.
Mr. Saml. Harrison, with first Convoy, Oct. 10th.
Miss Hart, in 14 days from October 10th.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

By further Authority obtained in the case of Jno. Scott, Triumphant of Execution versus Richard Foreshaw [sic], I the Underwritten First Marshal of this Colony shall expose and publicly Sell unto the highest bidder on Tuesday the 8th December next, the Square and Buildings thereon situated in Cumingsburgh, taken under Execution from the said Rd. Foreshaw [sic], in order to recover therefrom the said J. Scott's demand, with the expences. Whoever inclines purchasing the abovementioned Square and Buildings, please to attend at the usual hours in the Court-House in the Town of Stabroek.
Rio Demerary, the 6th November, 1807.
Mart. Smit, First Marshal.

By Virtue of a certain appointment granted by the Honble: V. A. Heyliger, Esq. Acting President of the Honourable Court of Justice, dated the 30th October, on the Petition of A. Van Der Stok & Jan Bonjes being appointed by the said Hon: Court of Justice to represent the Copartnership of Wolff & Helmers, are herewith by me the Underwritten Marshal of the said Honble: Court, in the name of A. Van Der Stock & Jan Bonjes in their aforesaid capacity, for the first time by Edict Summoned all known and unknown Creditors of the above-named Copartnership or late Firm of Wolff & Helmers, to appear before the Honorable Court of Justice at their Session in the Town of Stabroek on the 16th day of November next and following days, in order to render their demands in due form and lay their claim thereto; whereas after 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.
Rio Demerary, the 31st October, 1807.
D. P. Simon, Marshal.

By Virtue of an appointment dated the 5th of this month of November, I the Underwritten Marshal of the Honble: Court of Justice of this Colony, do hereby by Edict Summon all known and unknown Creditors to the Estate of Thomas Carter deceased, to appear before the Honble: Court of Justice at their Session in the Town of Stabroek on the 16th of this month November and following days, in order to render their demands to the said Estate in due form and lay their claim thereto accordingly; whereas after the expiration of the fourth Summons by Edict shall be proceeded to obtain perpetual silence.
Rio Demerary, 6th November, 1807.
D. P. Simon, Marshal.

By Virtue of an appointment granted by the Honble: Victor Amadeus Heyliger, Esq. Acting President of the Honble: Court of Justice of this Colony, dated this 30th October, on the Petition of Wm. Brown only surviving Executor to the Estate of John Donaldson deceased, are herewith by me the Underwritten Marshal of the Honble: Court of Justice in the name and behalf of Wm. Brown as abovementioned, for the first time by Edict Summons all known and unknown Creditors of the abovementioned Estate, to appear before the Honble: Court of Justice at their Session in the Town of Stabroek on the 16th day of November next and following days, in order to render their pretentions in due form and lay their 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 31st October, 1807.
D. P. Simon, Marshal.

By Virtue of a certain extract notul bearing date 2d February last, are herewith by me the Undersigned First Marshal of the Honble: Court of Justice of this Colony, in the name and behalf of J. P. Muncker & G. F. A. Kinscot [sic] as appointed Trustees to the Estate of J. F. Woolf deceased, for the fourth and last time by Exsuperabundantie Summons all known and unknown Creditors of above-mentioned Estate, to appear before the Honble: Court of Justice of this Colony, in the Town of Stabroek in Rio Demerary, against [sic] the Session in the month of January 1808; in order to render their pretentions in proper form as they shall seem meet. Whereas after the expiration of this last Summons by Edict will be granted by said Court a perpetual silence against the non appearers. - Thus Published and Affixed in Rio Demerary, 29th October, 1807.
Mart. Smit, First Marshal.
Translated from the Dutch,
D. P. Simon, Sw. Translator.


On Monday the 9th Instant, at the Vendue Office, - Irish sheeting, white nankeens, sadlery, platillias, muslins, calicoes, India goods, provisions, &c. &c.
Nov. 7th. Robert Kingston.

On Tuesday the 10 November, [see 18071024EDRG] . . .
On the Same day will be sold by order of Mr. James Parss, the Leas [sic] of a Lot Land No. [blank] with a Building thereon 36 feet long 14 feet wide situated in front of Plantation Vlissengen.
Octr. 24th. Robert Kingston.

On Thursday the 12th Instant, at the Vendue Office, - Prime Irish beef and pork, Irish linens & sheetings, platillias, checks, muslins, callicoes, salempores, a few boxes soap, new Irish butter in half firkins, &c.
Nov. 7th. Robert Kingston.

On Friday the 13th November, [see 18071024EDRG] . . .
Also by order of Mr. Martin Doyl [sic], Curator to the Estate of John Lewis deceased, the Buildings, now occupied by Doctor Bosquet, situated on 3-4 of Lot No. 9 in Bridge Town, consisting of a convenient dwelling House, of Colony wood 40 feet long and 24 feet wide two and half stories high, and necessary out Buildings.
Also by order of Robert Young Husband [sic] Esq. the Buildings on water Lot No. 13th [sic], situated near Robbs stelling, formerly the Demerary Hotel, and now occupied by Mr. Martin Doyle.
Octr. 24th. Robert Kingston.

On Tuesday the 17th of Nov. will be exposed for sale at the House of C. D. Forrester, Esq. by order of G. M. Forrester, Esq. - Negro cloathing, glass ware, canvas, patent silk hats, waistcoats, superfine broad cloth coats, boots and shoes, fine flannel waistcoats, old rum, a piano forte in good order, two prints, one nearly new, two chaise horses, a few negroes, and several other articles.
Octb. 31. Robert Kingston.

On Thursday, the 19th of November at the Vendue Office, by order of the Executors of the deceased R. A. Watling, thirteen prime Negro men, who have for several years past formed part of a Task Gang, with a Boy and girl who are house servants, also a woman who is a good sempstress, with her child a boy of four years of age, also an assortment of dry goods, a chaise, negroes, &c.
Octr. 31st. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: this Vendue did not appear in the 31 October issue]

On Monday the 23d Instant, by order of Messrs. Douglas, Reid & Co. at their store, front of Pln. Vlissingen, - Fine and coarse Irish linen and sheeting, cotton shirting, checks, stripes, brittannias, bed tick, platillias, salempores, superfine broad cloths, madrass and pullicat handkerceiefs [sic], furniture chints, callicoes, stockings, boots and shoes, Gents and Ladies hats, paint and paint oil, soap, candles, porter and beer in bottles, Irish butter, beef and pork, &c. &c.
Nov. 7th. Robert Kingston.

On Friday the 27th of Nov. at the Vendue Office, by order of Ww. [sic] King Esq. a negro man a good sugar boiler, a negro man a driver, one man and two women field people and house servants, sold for no fault. Also, Indian Goods, &c.
Oct. 31st. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: this Vendue did not appear in the 31 October issue]

Op Maandag den 9 deezer, ten Vendue Comptoir, - Iresche bedde linnen, witte nanquins, zadels, platillies, muslines calicoes, Indische Goederen, Provisien, &c.
Nov. 7. Robert Kingston.

Op Dingsdag den 10 November, van weegens T. T. Thomson en Edw. W. Wilkinson, Executeuren ten Boedel van wylen Youngs Turner, ten huyse van de overleedene op Cumingsburgh, een huys van inlands hout, met zy gebouwen en 't grond waar gemelde gebouw opstaan, vier timmer neegers, een kist met gereedschap, een schryfkistje een goude horloge, ketting, en signet, kleederen, &c. Deermyne van verkoop, ses maand credit in contante.
Ten zelve daagen en plaatse, van weegens de Heer James Parss, de pacht van zeekere concessie of het land No [blank], met het daar opstaande gelieven 36 voeten lang by 14 voeten breedt, op de voorgrond van Pl. Vlissingen.
Octr. 24. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: this did not appear in the issue for 18071024EDRG]

Op Donderdag den 12 deezer, ten Vendue Comptoir, - Best Iresche vleesch en spek, Iresche linnens, platellas, bonte, muslins, calicos, salemporis, en eenige kiste zeep, &c.
Nov. 7. Robert Kingston.

Op Vrydag den 13 Nov. ten Vendue Comptoire van weegens de Heer C. H. Griffith, een halve lot land No. 131, met de daaropstaande gobouwen [sic] op Cumingsburg; als meede, drooge goderen [sic], provisies, &c.
Als meede, van weegens M. Doyle, Curator ten Boedel vylen John Lewis, de gebouwen staande op de 3-quarter concessie No. 9, Bridge Town, thans [illegible?] Dr. Bosquit, bestaande in een woon huys, &c.
Octr. 24. Robert Kingston.
[Transcriber's note: this did not appear in the issue for 18071024EDRG]

Newfoundland Cod Fish [heading]
Just Imported in the Ship Garthland, and For Sale by the Subscriber for immediate Payment, in Cash, Coffee or Cotton.
Also on Hand,
A few Barrels Best Superfine Baltimore Flour, Irish Rose Butter in whole and half firkins, Bottled Porter and pale Ale, soap, candles, loaf sugar, Negro Cloathing, Irish linen, baby flannel, paints and paint oil, nails assorted, Saddlery, Glass and Earthen Ware, &c. &c.
7th Novbr. F. C. Otto.

Ten Excellent Carpenter Negroes [heading]
For Sale Or Hire,
Apply to Colin Macrae.
Demerary, 7th November 1807.

To Be Sold [heading]
For Immediate Payment,
Fourteen Prime Seasoned
Apply to the Printer.
7th November, 1807.

For Sale. [heading]
At the Store of Mr. Finlayson, Robb's Stelling, - Planter's Prime Irish Mess Beef in half barrels. (Price Two Joes and a Half, for cash only.)
Stabroek, 7th Novr. 1807.

For Sale. [heading]
A Valuable Boat Captain, that is perfectly well acquainted with the Coast and Banks. Inquire of the Printer.
Demerary, 7th November 1807.

To Be Sold. [heading]
A Deal Built Cutter, 22 feet long, 6 feet and upwards beam, in complete order with new Sails, Masts, Sprits and Rigging, with 5 Oars, and a Grapnel; Price 18 Joes. Apply to Mr. M. P. Egan, on Robb's Stelling.
7th November, 1807.

A Person with a Gang of from 30 to 40 Negroes is wishfull of undertaking any Job or Task Work in the River, on the East or West Coast, if applied for any time in the course of the month. Apply to the Printer.
7th November, 1807.

Op den 26e deezer maand, klocke halve elff in de avond is myn gellefde Vriend Hk. Kuypers uit myne armen in de Heeren ontslaape, waarvan by deesen aan alle zyne geweesen Vrienden Kennis geeven, verzoekende wyder van Condollatie veschoond te bylven, teffens verzoeke alle en een iegelyk welke teegens de Overleedene eenige Pretentien moogen hebben omme deselven in te geeven en betaaling te koomen ontsangen, en de welke deselven verschuldigt zyn betaaling te koomen doen by de Ondergeteekende op Werk & Rust, om hem te prevenieren van de onaangenaamen weg van regten te moeten instaan.
Willem Robberts,
Demerary den 31st Octb. 1807. Exectr. Testmtr.

Drifted from Plantation Upper Pearl, on the 29th Ultmo: a Punt about 25 feet kiel [sic], 8 feet beam, with two cross beams. Whoever may have taken up the same and will give information on said Plantation will receive the Customary Reward.
Demerary, 7th November 1807.

Absented from the Subscriber a Mulatto Man by name Jack, about nineteen years of age, the property of her Daughter Eleanor. He is a carpenter by trade, having served two years under Mr. Versteg in Essequebo, and he has worked with several persons in Demerary, some of whom he has endeavoured to impose himself on as a free man. She therefore takes this opportunity to Caution all persons against employing him without first applying to her, and all owners of Craft are requested to give their people orders not to take away any of her people out of the Town without a Pass. Said Jack has a mother at Mr. Dey's Estate in Essequebo, and no doubt will endeavor to get to her. Any person apprehending him will be pleased to lodge him in the Barracks or deliver him to the Subscriber, residing in Staborek, who will readily pay all Expences.
7th Novbr. E. M. Harriott.

Verlooren, op Vrydag morgen tussen 12 en 1 uur, op 't vendue Comptoir, een Goed geschreeven door H. Bockel en geteekend door W. Berteling, bedraagemde Zes and Zestig Guldens, en is getekend den 2 Octbr. 1807; boven gemelde Goed is van nul en geen verder waarde, wyl 't is reeds betaald, daarom verzoekende de geenen welsen het heest gevonden, aan den ondergeteekendende te Retoureeren voor een Rewaard.
7de Nov. W. V. D. Wagt.

The following letter was received this morning, after eleven o'Clock, altho' dated Nov. 1, which, according to the request therein, we insert verbatim:
To Mr. E. J. Henery, Printer in Demerary,
I should have been obliged to your Subscriber for publishing - and to you, Sir, for the Conspicuous manner in which you placed his advertisement in your last paper of yesterday evening, Oct. 31 No. 96.; respecting the death of The free Coulored [sic] woman, Miss Nancy Rousman, who departed this life on the 26th October 1807; & whose long residence in this Colony has really been Characterised by honest industry (perhaps much more so, than what your anonimous Subscriber can boast of.) If due respect to Truth had been observed in every point - I am Only Sorry to find, that very other iota of his Advertisement is utterly false; and further I am at all times ready, not to publish, under the disquise of a Subscriber, but to prove openly, at my dwelling, that the author of such Advertisement is a malignant envious Liar, who deserves no further notice.
You need not be under any apprehension of my taking measures to stop your further publication of "Paragraphs which may tend to injure the feelings of individuals." - "Let the gal[illegible]le wince." - I am quite Disregardful of insinuations [illegible]ally false and malicious, as unnecessary;
I wish you to insert this letter in your next paper, and shall give you, nor myself, no further trouble.
R. B. Daly,
Pl. Vlissengen 1 November 1807.

A Dark-Bay Horse has been taken up on Plantation La Penitence, and sent to the Barracks; - The Owner thereof can have him restored by applying to the Drossaard and Paying the Expences.
Demerary, 7th November, 1807.

Taken Up on Plantation Hyde Park, a large Punt 26 feet long, with 2 cross beams 8 feet each. Whoever can prove it to be their property can have it by paying the expences and a reward for the Negroes who picked it up, by application to the manager on said Estate. 7th Novr. 1807.

An Excellent Man Cook [heading]
For Sale.
Apply to the Printer.

The only arrival in the River in the course of this week is the Ship Garthland, Capt. Barkly, from Newfoundland with 2400 Quintals of Fish, which has been purchased by F. C. Otto, Esq.

The second Mail for September, tho' long due in Barbados, has not yet found its way here, which renders it very probable that the Embargo is still continued in that Island, from this circumstances we are left entirely barren of European News.

Arrived this Day at Noon, the Schooner L'Industrie, Capt. Crichton, from Boston, with Lumber and tar, consigned to A. Fullerton & Co. has had 41 days passage, brings no News.

The Spaniards have again made their appearance on our coast, they have in the course of this Week captured the Boat of Pyrika, also the one belonging to Aberdeen; - about an hour before which a dreadful suicide took place. - Doctor Perkins living on Plantation Aberdeen, (who on Sunday last attempted to destroy himself by stabbing himself in the body with a Penknife, however by timely assistance, he at that time was saved) on Tuesday Morning, with his wife and family and 5 negroes were coming to Town in a Colony Boat, he succeeded in throwing himself overboard, and altho not more than 4 minutes in the water, he was dead when taken into the Boat; it appears that the cause of this act, was from mental derangement.

To add to the horrid situation of Mrs. Perkins, the Boat in which she was, was captured by the Spaniards, who however, put her and her family ashore, and gave up her Trunks, but refused her the negroes.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last.

Ship Garthland, Js. Barkly, from Newfoundland.

Brig Polly, Jos. Manson, for Portsmouth.
---- Sally, Jos. Bringley, New London.

To The Printer. [heading]
Sir! Stabroek, 2d Novr. 1807.
Justice to myself requires me to notice the very opprobrious attempt to calumniate my character in Mr. Bond's Paper of last Week signed W. H. Wells, which he says states "Facts at once irrefragable and correct."
I should not have deemed it necessary to reply to a production so pregnant with virulent and scurrilous Ribaldry, had he not with the most audacious wickedness accused me of downright Dishonesty in giving a Gentleman "a Receipt for twenty odd Coffee Bags instead of Bags of Coffee." As this false, diabolical, and scandalous assertion originates only form the malicious Rancour and Vile depravity of his own vicious Heart; I do hereby in the most public manner challenge, defy and dare him to prove, or bring forth the least shadow of a proof in support of such Nefarious Defamation: - And I do therefore hold him up to the view of the Community at large as a self-convicted Ignominious Liar and Villain.
Instead of endeavouring to screen his atrocities by impeaching my Honour, is it not more incumbent upon him to exhibit One proof at least of his Own Honesty, by restoring to me my Books and Papers, which he fraudulently took away from my house, and unjustifiably withholds from me, with several Articles of my property; yet he has the matchless Effrontery to assert to the public that "what goods were left in his charge in my store, he has given a proper account of."
As to his pretended appeal to the Honble: Court of Justice, he knows it is a step he dare not have recourse for however, as he has declined it, I pledge myself in the most solemn manner, that, in the Event of his refusing to make me a Speedy Restitution and Ample Public Satisfaction for the wrongs he has done me, I will apply immediately for such redress as the Laws of the Country afford; and follow up my cause with unremitting perseverance, until I obtain Justice, and bring him to the punishment he so richly deserves.
On word more and I have done. - I again repeat what I formerly asserted in Mr. Bond's Paper, namely, that as W. H. Wells did not possess any Funds whatever in the Firm of Doyle & Wells, His Signature to the Settlement of any outstanding Account of that firm, cannot be, or is it in any way necessary.
Martin Doyle.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves in the
Colony Stocks of Demerary, 7th November, 1807.



Brought by


Boedel Lawrin,

R. B. Daly.


Pl. O. Nassau,




Thos. Kewley.



H. Douglas.


Daniels, Berb.

Pl. Park, Abary.


Pl. Golde [sic] Grove,







Van Genderen.















Pl. Lepenetense.


A. H. Williams,

Wm. Harris.








Louisa Warner,

Js. Hunter.






N. M. Manget.


J. P. Valz,



Doctr. Liot,

Pl. Thomas.


Nelly Essry,

A. Fraser.

S. G. Martens, Drossart.

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