Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1808 August 13

Vol. III.)


(No. 137.

Saturday, August 13th, 1808.

At a Meeting of the Committee for affording Relief to the unfortunate Sufferers by the Fire at Port D'Espagne held at the Union Coffee House on Wednesday the 10th August 1808.
The Chairman having read the Letter of His Excellency Governor Hislop and the Resolutions of the Gentlemen of the Committee at Trinidad requesting that the Subscription might be laid out in House Frames, &c. as published in the former Papers, informed the Gentlemen that he had waited some Time before he convened a Meeting in Expectation of receiving the Plan for the Buildings, &c. alluded to in the Resolutions of the Trinidad Committee but that he had by the last Mail Boat received a Letter from His Excellency Governor Hislop of which the following is an Extract: -
"The only Plan I can devise for the proposed cha-"
"ritable Building which is to perpetuate in this Colony"
"the liberality and humanity of Yours, is that it be"
"calculated to be erected on a Wall of two feet above"
"the Ground, to be of one Floor only and to be of"
"the breadth of sixteen or eighteen feet, the length"
"and other Points of Consideration to be determined"
"according to the funds subscribed for that Purpose."
"This Outline of an Idea will be sufficient for the"
"Guidance of Your Committee in its further Resolu-"
"tions on the Subject in Question without the Neces-"
"sity of transmitting Plans, Sections, &c."
The Chairman then acquainted the Meeting that he had received Proposals from different Quarters for making the Frames, &c. but that he conceived these to be premature till some Means could be adopted of conveying them safely and speedily to Trinidad without such a Charge of Freight as would greatly diminish the Funds subscribed and render the Assistance to be derived from them to the unfortunate Sufferers trifling and nugatory; that in the mean Time he had taken the Liberty to address His Excellency Admiral Cochrane on the Subject who he had no doubt would grant his Assistance if it could be done with Propriety and without Inconvenience to His Majesty's Service.
Whereupon it was Resolved, - That considering the great difficulty of procuring a Meeting for any public Purpose The Chairman be impowered on Receipt of His Excellency Admiral Cochrane's promise of a Vessel to convey the Frames, &c. to Trinidad or of any other moderate Offer for that Purpose to advertise for the cheapest Tender for the Frames and Shingles of a Row of Houses of the breadth of 16 feet, each House being 24 feet long stating the difference of Price if of one Story or if of a Story and a half or if framed on a Sill or with the Posts on a Wall and that in the mean Time he advertise for Tenders for a Brig or other Vessel to carry the Frames, &c. to Trinidad in Case the Admiral cannot comply with the Wishes of the Committee.
Mr. Robertson one of the Treasurers (Mr. Underwood being absent) then informed the Meeting that the Amount of the Subscriptions to the last date was f 24,664
whereof he had received f. 5686
and Mr. Underwood 7666 13,352
leaving to be collected the Sum of f 11,312.
Resolved That the Gentlemen Subscribers be earnestly requested to make good their Subscriptions as soon as convenient that this benevolent Purpose may be carried into speedy Execution and that any farther Donations either in Cash or Materials for Buildings will be most thankfully received.
Joseph Beete, Chairman.
Who will receive addressed to him at Messrs. Johnson, Dyett & Co's. Tenders for a Vessel to carry the House Frames and Shingles to Trinidad.
Demerary, 13th August 1808.

NOTICE. [heading]
The Subscriber requests all Persons who may have any claims against the Estate of the deceased Alexander Fraser, Esq. Good Intent, to render them to Mr. John Mackintosh in Cumingsburg, on or before the 1st September next.
John Haywood, Executor.
Good Intent, 13th August, 1808.

NOTICE. [heading]
The Subscriber requests all those who may have any demands or claims against him in private or in quality for Messrs: Fraser, Haywood & Fraser or any other Person or Persons, to render them properly attested in the course of a month from the date hereof. At the same time requests those who are owing him either by notes of hand or open accounts to come forward immediately and settle the same so as to enable him to make good his engagements.
James Calder.
Pl: Good Intent, 13th August, 1808.

The House and Lot situated in Cumingsburg, next to that of Thomas Mackenzie Esq. and that of the Subscriber's and at present occupied by Miss Betsey Bentinck. For particulars enquire of
John Mackintosh.
Who also offers for Sale, a Boat Captain well acquainted with the Windward and Leeward Coasts, sold for no fault whatever, but his owner having no occasion for him. Apply as above.
Cumingsburg, 13th August, 1808.

For Sale. [heading]
On very easy Terms, and at a reasonable Price, the Plantation Flensburg, situated up the River Demerary, with or without 25 to 30 Slaves, 14,000 fine Coffee Trees, Buildings, &c. For Information address to
J. S. Masse, qq.
N. Volkerts.
Demerary, 13th August, 1808.

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: -
Charles Brough, in 14 days, from 26th July 1808.
Alexr. Fraser in all the Month of August, July 29.
Madm. V. Coulangee, in 2 months from 22d July.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

Wordt mits deezen geadverteerd dat ter aanstaande Commissariaale Vergadering in de Maand September eerstkoomende zal worden gepasseerd, als volgt, -
Door de Gemachtigde van J. Van Groningen een Eerste Hypotheecq op de Houtgrond Nooit Gedagt en 14 Stuks Slaaven, in faveur van H. W. Knolman, en een Tweede Hypotheecq op gemd: Houtgrond en gemelde 14 Stuks Neegers en verder nog twee ander Neegers, in faveur van C. Smit J.C.Z. - alsmeede door Jonas Fileen qq de Boedel E. H. Huss, Transport van meer-gemelde Houtgrond zynde 1000 Akkers van de geweesene Plantagie Christianenburg, aan de oost wal deezer Rivier, aan J. Van Groningen.
Door Charles Vincent qq Plan: La Repentier, Transport van de Concessie No 20 geleegen op de voorgrond van de gemelde Plantagie, aan Louisa Gellot, en door dezelve aan J. Chapelle.
Door A. Macrae de Concessie No 66, in Cumingsburg, aan Wm. McKenzie & Co.
Door Lachlan Cuming, Nom Uxoris, de Concessie No 57, aan C. Macrae.
Door C. Macrae qq. Transport van zeeker Stuk Land geleegen in het Canaal No 2, tuschen de Plantagie Belle Vue en Beausejour bedraagende circa 97 Ackers Land.
Door Sarah Allen Transport van al haar Regt en Titul in de halve Concessie No 16, geleegen op de voorgrond van de Plantagie Vlissingen, met de daaropstaande Gebouwen, aan E. J. Henery.
Actum ter Secretary van Rio Demerary, deezen 12 Augustus, 1808. In kennisse van my
J. C. Stadtman, Eerste Clercq.


By Authority obtained, I the Undersigned in capacity as Firsh [sic] Marshal will Expose and Sell unto the highest bidders at Marshal's Sale, in presence of the Honble. Councellor Commissaries and their Secretary, on Thursday the 8th of September, the Plantation Concord, situated in the Canal of the Creek Mahaica, with all its Slaves and further Appurtenances belonging to Bollers & Pemberton.
In case any Person or Persons should have a right to oppose said Sale, address themselves in Writing at the Marshal's Office, where I will receive them as opposer or opposers, and appoint a day to go to Law; and those inclined to purchase said Estate with all its Appurtenances, please attend on the day and place on said Plantation Concord in the morning precisely at 10 o'Clock.
Rio Demerary, 12th August, 1808,
M. Smit, First Marshal.

[Transcriber's note: compare with 18080820EDRG – arrangement changes and there are some changes]
By Authority obtained, I the Undersigned First Marshal of this Colony, will Expose and Sell at Marshal's Sale in presence of the Councellor Commissaries of the Honble. Court of Justice and their Secretary, at the Court House in the Town of Stabroek on Tuesday the 6th of September next: -
1st. - In behalf of John Wilson Executor to the Estate of Joseph Prowell versus James Knight & Co. the Concession or Lot No 13 situated in Cumingsburg, with the Logie thereon, long 22 feet by 16 feet broad, with two gallerys, a side building 38 by 15 feet, and a necessary.
2d. - In behalf of A. McNiel & Co. versus R. B. Knight, a certain part of a Concession on the front Lands of Pl. Vlissingen, betwixt the Vendue Office and the House of W. Good, with the Dwelling house thereon of two Stories, 25 by 14 feet, more or less, a side building serving for kitchen, horse stable, &c.
3d. - In behalf of Kent & Leslie holders of the Action of A. Simpson and Ths. Riding versus Chs: De Beausobre, the Woodland situated on the south side of Madewine Creek, whereon a House for sawing Timber, about 60 feet long by 25 feet broad, 1 1/2 story high, covered with Wallaba Shingles; a hardwood side building partly brick walled, containing a steam engine working the saws in the former building; a Dwelling house all of hardwood, 1 1/2 story high, 40 feet by 20, one building about 20 feet square serving for a smith's shop, one ditto smaller, and two punts.
4th. - In behalf of Bauch & Co. versus J. J. Berteling, the half Concession on the front Lands of Werk & Rust, aback the Houses formerly occupied by H. Mutz deceased, with the Dwelling house thereon of 2 1/2 story high, long 25 feet by 18 broad, more or less, a side building serving for kitchen, wash house, &c. &c. and a necessary house.
5th. - In behalf of Hy. Tulloh and N. Rousselet versus John Hillman, a certain Concession no. 24 in Cumingsburg, with a Dwelling house 30 feet by 28, with gallerys, one story high, also a side building and kitchen, at present occupied by said J. Hillman.
Whoever may pretend to have a right to oppose either of the above Sales, will address themselves in Writing at the Marshal's Office according to Law, and those inclined to Purchase please attend on the Day and Place before-mentioned.
Actum Demerary, 12th August, 1808.
M. Smit, First Marshal.


By Virtue of a certain extract of the minutes dated 18th July 1808, are herewith by me the Undersigned Marshal of the Honble. Court of Justice of this Colony, in the name and behalf of Lachlan Cuming for his Wife Margaretha Clara Heyliger and V. A. Heyliger, LL.D. Heirs to the Estate of Johannes Heyliger, Johs. Filius deceased, for the third time by Edict Summon'd all known and unknown Creditors of said Estate, to appear before the Councellor Commissary of the Honble. Court of Justice, at the Ordinary Court of Rolls, to be held in the Town of Stabroek on the 15th day of August next; in order to render their pretentions in due form and lay their claim thereto. Whereas after the expiration of the fourth Edict will be proceeded against the non appearers according to Law.
Actum Demerary, 6th August, 1808.
D. P. Simon, Marshal.

By Virtue of a certain appointment from the Honble. V. A. Heyliger, LL.D. Acting President of the Honble Court of Justice of this Colony, granted on the Petition of Colin Douglas and John McPherson Executors to the Estate of A. McNabb deceased, are herewith by me the Undersigned First Marshal for the First Time by Edict Summon'd all known and unknown Creditors of A. McNabb deceased, to appear before the Honble. Court of Justice, at their Session, to be held in the Town of Stabroek on the 19th day of September next and following days; in order to render their pretentions in due form and lay their claim thereto. Whereas after the expiration of the fourth Edict will be proceeded against the non appearers according to law.
Actum Demerary, 6th August, 1808.
M. Smit, First Marshal.

By Virtue of an appointment of the Honble. V. A. Heyliger, LL.D. Acting President of the Honble. Court of Justice of this Colony, dated 10th August 1808, granted on the Petition of Alexr. Reith and Robert Craig Executors to the Estate of G. Craig deceased, are herewith by me the Underwritten First Marshal, for the First Time by Edict Summon'd all known and unknown Creditors of said Estate, to appear before the Honble. Court of Justice, at their Session, to be held in the Town of Stabroek on the 19th of September next and following days, in order to render their pretentions in due form and lay their claim thereto; whereas after the expiration of the fourth Summons by Edict will be proceeded against the non appearers according to Law. Thus published and affixed there and where it ought to be.
Actum Demerary, 11th August, 1808.
M. Smit, First Marshal.


On Friday the 19th August [see 18080723EDRG and 18080806EDRG] . . .
Also, two negroes belonging to the Broomeilaw Concern in Essequebo, who from indisposition were not exposed at the sale of that property, viz: - a man who is a valuable timber cutter, well acquainted with his business, and carrying a command either as a driver or captain of a punt; and his wife a healthy well disposed woman. Terms of payment 3 and 6 months credit.
July 23d. Robert Kingston.

On Wednesday the 24th inst. at the stores of messrs. William King & Co. a large assortment of India goods, consisting of calicos, long cloths, blue stripe, nickanees, romal and pullicat handkerchiefs, cotton cambric, and variety of other articles; also prime mess beef in tierces, do. pork in barrels, kegs of tripe barrels red herrings, mustard and pickles in cases, stock fish real cogniac brandy, &c. &c.
August 13th. Robert Kingston.

On Friday the 26th inst. at the Vendue Office, by order of Mr. J. L. Beigman, - musquets, blunderbusses, swords, 2 gold watches, 1 clock, 1 case with an assortment of watch glasses, a parcel of books, 1 glass diamond, several gold and silver trinkets, &c. &c.
August 13th. Robert Kingston.

We have had lately some transactions with each other; you will conclude from this address that I am desirous our intercourse should not be considered as terminated, which indeed is what I wish you fully to understand.
Previous to any engagements with you, Sir, I had been employed in this Colony by a respectable gentleman for a period of upwards of six years, without losing his esteem and good offices. As you choose to withdraw my just demand of 3 month's salary and refuse to make good other items of my account against you, I mean to submit my pretensions to the adjudication of a proper Court. But, Sir, to what Court am I to appeal, - from what Tribunal can I receive an adequate compensation for an injury done to my character? Can a tedious and expensive process mitigate my feelings or heal those wounds which your unfaithful tongue has done to my fame? No, Sir.
You have said in the presence of William Munro of Abary, Jas: Rutherford and William Chichester Esquires, at the House of the last-named on Pl. Zealand, that I conveyed Salt Fish off the Estate under my charge. You have likewise, to complete this Scandal, told me, directly to my face, that you knew the person to whom I sold this Salt fish.
These are not matters of so little indifference as to be slightly passed over; they are of a more serious nature and warrant me in challenging you to prove your allegations - and requesting that what you have thought proper to circulate among your acquaintance you do publickly, through the medium of the Colonial newspapers, contradict and disavow. I call upon you openly for this reparation, to which you have given me the justest [sic] of claims in aspersing a person whose bread has hitherto depended on an unsullied character. In the event of your non compliance I must hold you up as a Defamer to the Community, of which you will not hereafter be considered a worthy member.
Richard Greenwood.
Demerary, 13th August, 1808.

Lost on Friday last about the front Dam of Stabroek, A Red Morocco Pocket Book containing several Papers that will be of no use to any Person except the Owner. Whoever will deliver the said Pocket Book to the Subscriber, will be handsomely Rewarded.
M. Campbell.
Union Coffee House, 13th August, 1808.

The Undersigned gives Notice to all those whom it may Concern - That He is duly reinstated to the entire Administration of Plantation Adventure, situate in the Colony of Essequebo, the Property of the late Mrs. Peggy Ford.
Demerary, 13th August 1808.
Ch: Vincent, Q.Q.

FOR LONDON. [heading]
The Ship Flora, Ralph Hardy,
Master. [centered]
FOR LIVERPOOL. [centered]
The Brig Claud Scott, John R. Stroyan, Master, both Vessels will sail with the October Convoy. For Freight or Passage apply to the Masters on Board, or to
Cornfoot, Bell & Co.
Cumingsburg, 13th August, 1808.

POST-OFFICE. [heading]
The Subscriber having remittances to make for his Quarterly Accounts requests all those indebted for Postage will be so good as to send and discharge the same.
Heneage Williams,
Actg. Post-Master.
Demerary, 13th August, 1808.

Dropped from a Chaise on Thursday last between the Colony House and the back of Cumingsburg, a Silk Umbrella, mounted with Silver, with the name of Colonel Bagot engraved on it; - Whoever may have found it, and will deliver it at the House of P. F. Tinne Esq. in Stabroek, shall be handsomely Rewarded.
Demerary, 13th August, 1808.

FOR SALE. [heading]
The half Lot with the House-Frame and Brick Foundation, on the front of Plantation Vlessingen, known by No 2, near Mr. De Munnick's, any other information may be had at Mr. Cantzlaar's Office.
Demerary, 13th August 1808.

The Subscriber being obliged to leave the Colony for three months, gives Notice that his business will be carried on as usual by Mr. Wm. Lyng, at his House fronting the Draining Trench of Pl. Vlissengen, two doors above Mr. Madden's, where may be constantly had, supplies of small and large Green Heart and Wallaba Timber, Green Heart Plank of different thicknesses, and Wallaba Shingles of the best quality. Lists of Mill Timber, &c. completed with promptitude and exactness.
James Bradford.
New-Town, 13th August, 1808.

Robert Bennie most respectfully begs leave to acquaint his Friends and the Public in general that he has declined the Business of the Demerary Hotel, and requests those Gentlemen who stand indebted to the same, will come forward with a settlement of their respective Accounts within six weeks from the date of this Advertisement; it being his intention at the expiration of that period to place all those Accounts unsettled into the Hands of his Attorney at Law to proceed against without respect to Persons.
NB. The Billiard Table with maces, cues, balls, &c. complete, and in good order, to be disposed of; as also a few good Negroes. Apply as above.
Demerary, 13th August, 1808.

Absented on Monday night the 8th inst. a young negro man named Sidney, formerly the property of Mr. N. Osborne and lately purchased from him, the said negro is about 5 feet 5 inches in height, and full breasted; his former master accustomed to send him as a messenger to Abary and Berbice, which route it is likely he may have taken. All Persons are hereby cautioned against employing or harbouring him, and a reward of One Joe will be paid for apprehending and delivering him to the Subscriber, or lodging him in the Barracks.
J. F. Meyer.
Demerary, 13th August, 1808.

FOR SALE. [heading]
The Quarter Lot of Land No 66, with the Buildings thereon, situate on the South side of the Middle-Street of Stabroek; - for further particulars apply to
Hugo Cantzlaar, JZ
Demerary, 13th August 1808.

FOR HIRE [heading]
The House on the North-Dam, Stabroek, lately occupied by Mrs. Clifton. Apply at the Office of H. Cantzlaar JZ.
Demerary, 13th August 1808.

TO BE LET. [heading]
The Premises at present Occupied by A. Fleischman. Enquire in his absence to E. Hofsteede Esq. Werk & Rust.
Demerary, 13th August 1808.

The Undersigned in his capacity as Dy: Vendue Master, informs those who are indebted to the Vendue Office, that he is Obliged to enforce Payment for such Accounts as are due, in the most Summary manner that his Situation admits of, - He therefore hopes that such as are wishful of avoiding expence will Pay their Accounts in the course of the ensuing Week.
Robt: Kingston.
Demerary, 13th August 1808.

Wordt mits deezen geadverteerd dat ter aanstaande Commissariaale Vergaadering in de Maand September eerstkommende zal worden gepasseerd:-
Door E. H. Eberhardi qq en prive, Transport van de Concessie No 31, op de voorgrond van de Plantagie Werk & Rust, aan H. C. Evertsz.
Door M. Downie Hypotheecq op zyn Huis en verdere Gebouwen geleegen op de in Erfpacht uitgegeevene Concessie No 13, geleegen op de voorgrond van de Plantage Vlissingen, mitsgaaders een getal van zes stuks Slaaven, Nelson, William, James, Trim, Christian en Mary, in faveur van Hugh McKenzie & Co.
Zullende ten zelve daagen door Park Benjamin worden getransporteerd, de booven gemelde Gebouwen en Recht en Titul op de Concessie No 13 voond: aan M. Downie.
Actum Rio Demerary, den 13 Augustus 1808.
J. C. Stadtman, Eerste Clercq.

The only arrival from the Islands in the course of this week is the Gingle, from St. Lucie and St. Vincent's; - she brings news of the Death of A. Blair Esq. formerly Comptroller of His Majesty's Customs here, and was, at the time of his Death, Collector in St. Lucie. He died after a very short illness.

On Thursday morning his Majesty's Sloop of War Savage, J. W. Maurice M. & C. in company with the Laura, Lt. Yetts, arrived here from Surinam.

The same day the Bacchus, Lt. Malbon from a Cruize off the Oronoque.

On Wednesday morning last, a Boat belonging to Mr. Robson in Berbice, was upset nearly at the mouth of Berbice river, by a sudden squall. A Person of the name of Dowie and a young man named Ellis were Passengers on board her; - seven New Negroes belonging to the former, were below, and were drowned with a boy belonging to the latter. The Boat Captain and four other Negroes clung to the Boom and the Hatch and drifted out to Sea, and have not since been heard of, and it is supposed are lost. Mr. Dowie and Mr. Ellis remained by the Boat, where they contrived by means of a Shirt and an Oar to make a signal, which was fortunately seen by the Boat of Messrs. Naghten & Fitzgerald, which relieved them from their perilous situation, we understand that the Boat has been righted, and is got into Berbice with the loss of her foremast.

Died] - On Sunday last, Mr. Jacob Culver a very Old and much respected Inhabitant of this Colony, his funeral was very numerously attended.
On Thursday last, Mr. John Barrow, of Werk & Rust.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last. [heading]

ENTERED [heading]
Sloop L'Amitie, Cotton Brown, from Surinam.
Schr. Gingle, W. Davis, St. Lucie.

CLEARED [heading]
Schr. Dolphin, Hugh Riley, for Surinam.
----- Salacia, J. P. Hicks, ... Ditto.

The Negociators.

An Olive branch of old was sent,
The token mild of peace,
An emblematic of consent,
That all dispute should cease.

Amer'ca with unreas'ning hand
The Insect Furies grasp,
And send to Britain's haughty land
A "Hornet" and a "Wasp."

Unstung, the Lion greatly smiles,
And urges gen'rous truce;
But France her Statesmen's heads beguiles -
Her Statesmen, peace refuse.

Meanwhile internal conflicts raise
Amer'can discontent,
And wisely chosen to appease,
The fierce "Revenge" is sent.

But mark how Britain's great designs
These little arts oppose!
Unfearing still, she still inclines
To peace, and sends a "Rose."

O, may that peace by Heav'n be doom'd
These rival States t' adorn,
Like that first Paradise where bloom'd
The Rose without a thorn!

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
the Colony Stocks of Essequebo, on the 30th
July, 1808.



Brought by






Posthr: Morokko.



F. W. Wieke.



Posthr: Morokko.


Affiance Estate,




Freeman Heyntye.


Hibernia Estate

Posthr: Morokko.









Ruperti's Negrs.



Negro Tom.



Negro Jack.



Pl: Springarden.

N. Zier, Sub: Schout.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
the Stocks of Demerary, the 13th August, 1808.



Brought by





Mrs. A. Lerts,

H. Fazy.


Pl: Bel Air,



R. Benny,

Pl Groot Diamand.


Wm. King,

Pl: La Penitentie.


Van Thol,

Betsey Steel.



Pl: Edenburg.



Pl: Velzehooft.



Vessers Negroes.


Kitty Johnson,


A New Negro,


C. De Wever.



Pl: Hatfield.



Pl: Planters Hall.



G. M. Forrester.



Pl: Beter Hoop.




A New Negro,


Pl. Wittenberg.


Pl. Couary,

Pl. Zulugt.


Kitty Hubbard,

Pl. Thomas.



W. Jelles.



Pl. Jonge Rachel.


Dr. Berkurts,


S. G. Martens, Drossart.

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