Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1808 October 15

Vol. III.)


(No. 146.

Saturday, October 15th, 1808.

The Box containing the Votes of the Inhabitants of this Colony for compleating the existing Vacancies of a Member in the College of Kiezers, and as a Finantial [sic] Representative for this Colony, in the stead of Rt: Gordon, Esq. having been opened on the 5th inst. in the presence of the Honble: Commandeur P. C. Ouckama, and two Members of the Court of Justice, it was found that the following Gentlemen were respectively Elected by the Majority, viz: - L. Hartensveld, Esq. as Kiezer or Elector, and J. J. Deeges, Esq. as Finantial [sic] Representative.
Notice whereof is hereby given accordingly.
Commandements Secretary's Office of Essequebo, this 12th October, 1808.
By Command,
F. Schepens,
Commdt. Secretary.

Wanted for His Majesty's Troops [heading]
in this Colony. [heading]
Persons willing to Supply either of the above Articles, to be delivered at the Commissary's Stores, in such Quantities as may be required for the Expenditure of the two next Months, commencing the 25th Instant, are requested to make tenders for the same, seperately [sic], marked - "Tenders for Coffee or Sugar" - previous to Monday the 24th Instant, 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.
It is to be understood that the Person or Persons Contracting for the supplies of either of the above Articles shall be bound for the due performance of it, under the Penalty of One Hundred Pounds Sterling.
Will: N. Firebrace.
Residt: Commissary.
Commissary's Office, 15th October, 1808.

Mr. Turton requests Mr. Henery to publish the following Extract of a Letter received a few days past from the present Acting Executors to the Estate of Mr. A. B. Morris, trusting that those it Concerns will come forward and save him the painful Task of complying with so positive a desire.
"As the death of Mr. Morris may do away the power which he passed on you, we do hereby authorise you to receive and pay the debts in the same way as was done in the life time of Mr. Morris, and we do hereby confirm the power he passed on you untill the Will of his other Executors are known, we do also request and desire that you will put all Notes and Accounts that are not paid within six weeks from this date (or the first Court if you think proper) into the Hands of Mr. Cantzlaar or any other Lawyer to be recovered by them."
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[left pointing brace inclosing following names]
Dudley Wade, qq.
Charles Morris, qq
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Berbice, 30th September, 1808.

TO BE LET OR SOLD. [heading]
The Subscriber's House in Cumingsburg. For Particulars apply to John Madden, Esq. or to
Colin Macrae.
Stabroek, 15th October, 1808.

All Persons having any claims against the Estate of James Taylor deceased, are hereby requested to render in their Accounts under cover, addressed to the Subscriber at the House of Andrew Rose, Cumingsburg, and those indebted to the said Estate, to make Payment to the said Andrew Rose, whose Receipt will be acknowledged by
Alexr: Simpson,
Deliberating Executor.
Demerary, 15th October, 1808.

NOTICE. [heading]
Agreeable to the powers vested in the Undersigned Commissaries of Cumingsburgh at a meeting of the Proprietors of the Town held at the Union Coffee House on the 23d July 1808. Which powers have since been confirmed by the Honble. Court of Policy on the 9th August 1808; they have examined the accounts delivered to them by the Receiver of the Colony Chest and find that it will be necessary to raise immediately the sum of forty-three thousand Guilders; for the raising of which sum they have levied the following Tax which will be placed in the hands of J. M. Spooner, Esq. at the King's Receiver's Office to collect so soon as the necessary appraisement can take place, further notice of which will be given, viz: - On the Proprietors of all Lots on which are Buildings a tax of one and a half per cent on the appraised value of such Buildings.
And on the Proprietors of all Lots a Tax of six per cent on the original valuation of the Lots of the Town.
It is necessary to explain to the Public that the mode of levying the former Taxes, has been extremely injurious to the Town and has been a source of constant expence the Lots having been sued instead of the Proprietors and many which have been brought to Sale and on which from seven to nine hundred Guilders expences have been incurred, have only brought from one to five Joes, and as there are thirty suits of this kind, it is easy to perceive by what means the Town has been encumbered with debt - By the mode now adopted this will be avoided and as the Commissaries are taking the proper steps to endeavour to obtain the most summary mode of levying the Taxes, and are in great hopes to succeed, they contemplate with pleasure the prospect of seeing the Town disencumbered and things put into such a train as to give encouragement for further Buildings to be erected. - Those Proprietors of front Lots who are desirous of still taking the Mud Lots agreeable to the former Contract, viz. by paying their Proportion of the expence of the Front Dam already made and giving security for keeping it up in future, will please to signify the same to the Undersigned within fourteen days from the present Advertisement; and after the expiration of that time the Commissaries will dispose of, such Mud Lots as are not contracted for the best advantage for the Town.
Wm: King, [right pointing brace, indicating 'Commissaries of the Town of Cumingsburg.']
Robt: Bell,
Robert Phipps,
Thos: Fitzgerald,
Demerary, 15th October, 1808.

All Those who may have any Demands against the Estate of the deceased Free Woman Hannah Fowke, are herewith requested to render the same at the Office of the Attorney at Law Cantzlaar, within the course of Eight Days, in order to be enabled to pay the Debts and bring the Estate to a Liquidation.
Demerary, 14th October, 1808.
Cantzlaar, JZ.
qq. adlites for G. M. Forrester, Esq. Executor to the Estate of Hannah Fowke deceased.

Allen die geenen welke eenige pretensien hebben, te lette van de boedel van wyle de vrye meyd Hannah Fowke, werden versockt doen van binnen den tyd van acht dagen prompte opgave te doen te Comptoire van de procr: Cantzlaar, JZ. ten eynde des Schulden ten konne afbetale en die boedel tot Liquedeteit te brenge.
Demerary, 14 October, 1808.
Cantzlaar, JZ.
qq. adlites voor de heer G. M. Forrester Executeur te boedel wyle Hanna Fowke.

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: -
Mrs. M. Lawrence, in 14 days, from 22d October.
Edwd. Messum, in ditto. do.
Andrew Bloomsbury, in 14 days, from 6th Octbr.
Wm. Embleton, in ditto, do.
J. C. Stadtman, First Clerk.

Wordt mits deezen bekend gemaakt dat ter eerstkoomende Commissariaale Vergaadering in de maand November zal worden gepasseerd: -
Door de Wed: Edward Jones Transport van circa een quart Concessie Lands geleegen aan de Noord Dam Stabroek, bekend onder No 19, met de Gebouwen aan Philip Phillips en Hy. McGie. Secretary Demerary, 14 October 1808.
J. C. Stadtman, Eerste Clercq.

Taken Up the 5th October by my Slaves, a Punt supposed to be about 22 feet long by 6 or 6 1/2 feet broad. Any Person proving it for their Property may have her by paying for this Advertisement and Rewarding the Negroes who picked it up; also can be restored by the Manager or Overseer of Plantation Hermetage [sic], or of
John Sampson.
Demerary, 15th October, 1808.


On Friday the 28th int. at the Vendue Office, by order of Doctor Mickerts, qq. the Estate of J. P. Smit deceased, - a piece of land, being three eights of lot No. 46, with a small building thereon, situated on the Brick Dam of Stabroek.
On the same day, negroes, inverness cotton bagging, negro cloathing, &c.
On the same day by order of Mr. Henry Baynes, a lot of Land No. 342 with a Building thereon 24 feet by 12, situate in Cumingsburg.
October 15th. Robert Kingston.

On Monday the 31st inst. at the House of Mr. W. B. Thompson, Cooper in Cumingsburg, - that well-known lot of land with the buildings thereon used as a Cooperage, comprizing a substantial dwelling house 40 feet by 24, two stories high, and which has lately undergone a thorough repair; a Coopers' logie of Colony wood 60 feet by 27, a side building 60 feet by 16, a kitchen with brick fire place and oven complete; at the same time will be sold, several valuable Cooper Negroes, capable in all the different branches, such as vat making, &c. A punt nearly new, a four oard [sic] row boat built of Colony wood, with sails complete; water vats of different sizes built of wallaba and crab wood, molasses casks and rum puncheons, vat, butt and puncheon iron hoops and rivets, nails assorted, household furniture, and what further may appear on the day of sale.
October 15th. Robert Kingston.

On Thursday the 3d November at the Orphan Office, a quarter concession and buildings on Werk & Rust, belonging to the Estate of W. Stokes; furniture, cloathing, and further what will be offered for sale.
October 15th. Robert Kingston.

Strayed or Stolen from off Plantation Kitty a few months past, a Bay Mare of a very long make, about fifteen or sixteen hands high. Any Person who may have taken her up will be liberally Rewarded by delivering her to Mr. A. D. Guthrie, Bridge Town.
Jas: W. Runcie
Demerary, 15th October, 1808.

The Subscriber intending for Europe early next Year, requests all who are indebted to him to come forward with Payment of their respective Accounts to enable him to settle with those to whom he is indebted prior to his departure; it is to be hoped that attention will be paid to this Notification.
W. B. Thompson.
Cumingsburg, 15th October, 1808.
The Cooperage Negroes will be sold at Vendue on Monday the 31st inst. if not disposed of by Private Bargain before that time - see Advertisement.

The Subscriber hereby gives this public information that late on Thursday night last, on his Passage down to Pomeroon, when nearly opposite to Plantation Windsor Forest, he dropt his Pocket Book overboard, containing the following Obligations, &c.
An Acceptance of E. Lemberg for the sum of . . . f 1170
E. Lemberg's Good . . . 67
J. F. Cordes' Good . . . 22
Doctor Hancock's Obligation . . . 150
John W. Thomas's Obligation . . . 25
- Johston [sic] (Manager Pl. Union) his Good . . . 100
J. Thollener's Good . . . 110
His Excellency the Governor's Order on the Colony Chest of Essequebo . . . 66
[a total] f 1710.
and betwixt six and seven Joes in paper money, with five or six Letters from the Governor of Demerary to the Commandeur of Essequebo and the Officer of Post Morocco, and other Papers of no value. Should it drift on shore and be found, a handsome Reward will be paid on delivering it to Mr. Reith in Bridge Town, or
H. K. Linau,
Indian Post Holder at Pomeroon.
Demerary, 15th October, 1808.
We the Subscribers hereby Certify that we were Passengers in the Canoe with Mr. Linau when he lost the above-named Pocket Book, and on account of the darkness of the night it could not be found.
J. Bunting,
Walter Jackson.
Should any of the above-mentioned Papers be presented for Payment, the Subscriber requests that the Persons to whom they are presented will have the goodness to stop Payment of the same.
H. K. Linau.

Plantains for Sale [heading]
At Pl. Industry, for 7 1/2 stivers per bunch cash on delivery, and which will be brought out by the Boat of this Estate as far in Sea as any Vessel can conveniently lay at anchor off this Estate, and also to any vessel laying in the River Demerary opposite the Town, or at my House in Town. One Day's notice to be given previous to their being wanted.
Jos: Ward.
Demerary, 15th October, 1808.

Wanted a steady young man who can be well recmmended [sic] to collect and attend a store. Such a person will meet with liberal encouragement by applying to the Printer of this Paper. October 15th 1808.

Strayed from the Barrack Yard on Thursday the 6th inst. six Sheep, two of the Lambs. Whoever will restore them to Serjeant Cole shall receive One Joe Reward.
Camp, 15th October, 1808.

FOR SALE, [heading]
That Desireable [sic] and Pleasant Dwelling House on the Brick-Dam, formerly the Property of Arthur Blair, Esq. For particulars apply to
Q. R. Seward.
Cumingsburg, 15th October 1808.

Wants a Situation upon a Plantation, a Person lately from England, who has a perfect knowledge of Accounts, but has never been engaged in the situation by a Planter, he would have no objection to take any active part, where assiduity and confidence are required; the the [sic] most satisfactory references will be given, as an engagement is the principal object, salary will be only a secondary consideration. A Note addressed A. B. to the care of the Printer will meet immediate attention.
Demerary, 15th October, 1808.

A Painted Stick with Silver Head, &c. slightly marked H. B. with a Sword in it. Whoever has lost the same may have it returned by Paying for the Advertisement.
Demerary, 15th October, 1808.

The Copartnership of Thomas Mackenzie and Company is this day dessolved [sic].
Ths. Mackenzie.
Jno. Crossman.
John Crook.
Demerary, October 15th 1808.

Newfoundland Fish, [heading]
In 6 and 8 Quintal Casks, just imported in the Camilla, For Sale by
Octbr. 15th. F. C. Otto.

FOR SALE. [heading]
An Excellent Draft Horse. - For Particulars enquire of the Printer.
Demerary, 15th October 1808.

New Theatre, Vlessingen. [heading]
Mr. Goepel respectfully informs the Inhabitants of these Colonies, that on Wednesday the 2d November next, the Theatre will be open'd with a Grand Concert when the whole Opera of The Zauberflote, will be Performed with a full Orchestra. Further Particulars in next Week's Papers. October 15th, 1808.

All Those who have any Demands against the Estate of Mr. Donald McNiel deceased, late Manager on New Hope Estate, are requested to send their Accounts addressed to his Widow on said Estate, that the same may be Paid, as she intends leaving the Colony in 14 Days. October 15th.

This Morning the Raisonable Mail Boat, Capt. Dill, arrived here after a tedious passage of 16 Days, she brings the Two Mails of August. The most material parts of their contents have been already laid before our Readers.

The Action which the Recruit lately had off Antigua, proves to have been with a large French Letter of Marque Ship mounting 22 guns, and a compliment of 150 men. She has since got safe into Guadeloupe a good deal shattered. - The Recruit had six men killed and 22 wounded, amongst the latter were Captain Napier, and Lieut. De Willettes, who we are sorry to learn is since Dead. Captain Napier is fast recovering.

His Majesty's Ship Guerrier has captured and carried into Halifax a French Privateer Schooner, which proves to be His Majesty's late Cutter Barbara captured some time ago by a Privateer from Guadeloupe.

By an Order in Council of the 19th of July, no licences are to be granted to Neutrals in future, for importing French Wines and Brandies into British Ports. - Grain and Provisions (except Salt, Beef and Pork), Seeds, articles used by Dyers, Cork-Bark, Turpentien, Hides, Staves, raw materials, and Tallow, are still allowed to be imported in Neutrals.

The Gingle arrived here on Thursday after a tedious passage of 13 Days, she sailed the Day after the Mail Boat.

We have authority to say that the Mail Boat will leave this River on Monday afternoon.

His Excellency Brigadier-General Hughse [sic], Governor of Surinam, Died on Tuesday the 4th inst. after a lingering illness.

Died] - On Thursday Morning, Mr. H. Lookey, Watch maker.
Last Night, Mrs. Rebecca Dempsey.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last. [heading]

ENTERED [heading]
Ship Camilla, Capt. W. Orr, Newfoundland
Sloop L'Amitie, J. Bommell, Surinam.

CLEARED. - None. [heading]

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves, in
the Stocks of Demerary, the 15th October, 1808.



Brought by








R. Benny,

Pl: La Penitentie.



Pl: Edenburg.



Vessers Negroes.

A New Negro,


Pl. Sophia.









Pl. Paradice.





Ths. Frankland,




Pl. L. Repentier.





R. Smith,

Pl. St. Lucy.



Pl. Vryheeds Lust.

A New Negro,


Pl. Windsor Forest


S. Mourant,



Capt. Ince,




Pl. Rome.






Pl. Den Heuvel.



Pl. Alliance.


Kitty Macinroy,

Pl. Btzr Adventure.

A New Negro,


Pl. Kitty.

S. G. Martens, Drossart.

Lyst der in de Tronk synde Gearresteerde
Slaaven in Essequebo, 4 October, 1808.



Brought by






Neger Soliman.



Neger Tom.





Pl. Canan, Berbice,

J. Bonjes.










N. Zier, Sub. Schout.

Stabroek: Printed and Published
By Edward James Henery.

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