Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1810 March 31


Vol. V.]


[No. 254.

Saturday, March 31st, 1810.

Commissariat Office, [heading]
31st March, 1810.
Cash Wanted for the following Bills of Exchange, viz: -
No. 1064, L 300 Sterling,
1065, 300.
1066, 200.
1067, 200. - L 1000.
Drawn by the Deputy Pay Master General on the Right Honorable the Pay Master's General of His Majesty's Forces, at sixty days Sight. Tenders for the same, payable in Gold Joes, will be received at this Office until Monday, the 9th of April, at 12 o'Clock, when the same will be opened in the presence of the Officer Commanding His Majesty's Troops, and the highest offer, if approved, accepted.
Alexr. Pitman, Asst. Commissary.

The Subscribers [heading]
Beg leave to inform their Friends,
That they have just Imported
By the Ship Adventure, Captain Brown,
An Assortment of Goods,
Consisting of: -
[first column]
Tobacco in hogsheads,
Potato Oats in puncheons,
Barrels Prime Irish Mess Beef and Pork,
Half barrels do. do. and do.
Kegs containing each 2 six ribs Pickled Beef,
Beef hung and dried in 6 rib pieces,
Split pease in kegs,
Pine Cheese,
Tripe in jars,
Kegs of Tongues,
Potatoes in hampers,
Bottled Porter and Beer,
Bottled cyder & Burton ale,
Pickles and sauces assorted in cases,
Cherry & Raspberry brandy,
Boxes mould candles,
Boxes brown & yellow soap,
Kegs Tallow,
Jars Paint or Linseed oil,
Jars Lamp oil,
Kegs white lead and yellow Ochre,
Jars of Vinegar of 3 gallons each,
Blue India Salempores,
White and Yellow India Nankeens,
Russing & Drogheda sheeting,
Flaxen oznaburghs,
Brown Holland and Linen Platillas,
Linen and Cotton checks,
Linen and cotton britannias,
Diaper and Damask,
Fine and coarse jeans,
Fine fancy furniture chints,
Fancy printed cambrics nad callicoes,
White dimities and twilled cambrics,
Bed Tick,
Princess cord & Royal ribb,
[second column]
Striped and checked ginghams,
Cotton Platillas,
White & black silk sarsenets,
Black silk handkerchiefs,
Bombazet and Bombazeen,
Fine coloured Madrass handkerchiefs new patterns,
Tamboured, sprigged, mulls laced, Leno, and jaconet muslins,
Gentlemens silk hats, and Youths beaver do.
Ladies coloured silk and beaver Bonnets,
Ladies fashionable straw hats and bonnets,
Fine cotton shirting,
Ladies and Gentlemens cotton stockings,
Opera and dress hats full trimmed,
Superfine white and printed counterpanes,
Hammocks fitted up,
Table cloths and towels,
Beaver and doe skin gloves,
Dress and strong Planters shoes,
Military Boots,
Ladies and Childrens shoes,
Boxes Window Glass containing 100 feet each,
Negro blankets, jackets and trowsers,
Puncheon and hogshead truss hoops,
Iron Vat & puncheon hoops,
Mahogany tool chests and chests of drawers
Cast steel pit and frame saws,
Cast steel masons trowels,
Carpenters and coopers tools assorted,
Hardware, and a variety of other Articles.
[end columns]
Chorley & Cook.
Who have also on hand from late Importations.
Flasks Olive Oil, Turkey Figs in jars, spices, black pepper, sago, hyson and gunpowder tea, broad cloth and cassimere, Stationary, swing and oval looking glasses, large folding hair mattresses, Sadlery, Ironmongery and Brass-Foundary, Gentlemens tool chests, Seine nets 12 to 28 Fathoms, Seine and sewing twine, cotton bagging, shovels and Indian corn mills, Silver and Plated ware, Family mahogany medecine [sic] chests, pump and sole leather, Calf, Seal and Basil skins, Indian axes, Swedish bar iron, sheet lead, &c. &c.
America Street, 30th March 1810.

For Sale. [heading]
Six Bales Cotton,
Thirty Casks fine Sugar,
12 Puncheons Rum, proof 26.
25 Bags good Coffee.
L 600 Stg. Exchange on London.
Also for sale, a large New Punt, 48 feet keel and 12 feet 10-12th Beams, - built of Mora Timbers 4 inches square and planked with best red cabacally; would answer a Sugar Estate extremely well.
James Robertson
March 30th. Agent.

The Subscribers finding that it will be out of their power to load the Ship Demerary before fist [sic] Springs, have put off the time of her sailing till second springs next Month, - and will be obliged by the early assistance of their Friends in compleating her Cargo.
McInroy, Sandbach & Co.
Demerary, 30th March 1810.

For Liverpool. [heading]
The Ship Caledonia, John Thompson, Master.
To sail first Springs in June, - for Freight or Passage apply to the Master on board, or to
McInroy, Sandbach & Co.
Demerary, 30th March 1810.

For Barbados. [heading]
The fast-sailing English Brig Penelope, N. Morrison, Master.
Will sail in a few days; - for Freight or Passage apply to
James H. Allbouy [sic]
Cumingsburg, 31st March 1810.

Just Imported and [heading]
For Sale by the Subscribers,
A few hogsheads of Tobacco
of the first Quality.
Hyndman & Cary.
Cumingsburg, 31st March 1810.

For Sale. [heading]
Two Healthy Field Women.
For particulars enquire at the Office of this Paper.
Demerary, 31st March 1810.

For Sale. [heading]
A Select collection of Books, amongst which are 61 Volumes of entertaining Novels, a list of which may be seen at the Office of this Paper.
Demerary, 31st March 1810.

To Be Let. [heading]
The well situated half Concession No. 9, and Buildings, on the Brick Dam, Stabroek; at present occupied by Mr. A. Cart. Apply to
J. J. Boullier.
He also offers for Sale for Cash.
New American Flour,
Mess Beef and Pork in whole or half barrels,
Tongues in half barrels,
Irish Butter in half Firkins,
Candles and Soap, &c. &c.
Stabroek, 31st March 1810.

The Subscriber begs leave to inform the Gentlemen on the East Coast, and those in Mahaica, that he carries on the Business of Blacksmith, Coppersmith, and the Plumber's Business in all its Branches, at the Logie of Mr. John Hunt at Mahaica Ferry; he will engage to give entire satisfaction in those Branches, on the most moderate terms.
Joshua Monroe.
Mahaica, 30th March 1810.

Notice is hereby given for the second time, that the Subscriber having had two Negro men Carpenters, absented for these four months passed, and are supposed to be harboured either in the Colony of Berbice or Essequebo. The one is called John Lewey, of the Congo nation, black skin and broad face, and formerly lived at Mr. Cushe's Estate; about 5 1/2 feet high. The other called David, of the Pappa nation, about 5 feet 7 inches high, yellow skin, and two scars in his face. Whoever will apprehend the said Negroes, or give such information that may lead to a discovery shall receive a reward of Five Joes. Masters of Vessels are forbid harbouring or carrying them off the Colony, as the Law will be enforced against such offenders by
Stabroek, 31st March 1810. Daniel Watson.

The Undersigned begs leave to acquaint the Friends of the late Firm of Perry and Harris, that in the year 1803 he left this Colony for Barbados, on his return from which island he found the business all broken up, and none of the creditors paid. He has since, through hard labour and industry, paid off three thousand and some odd guilders, as well as the law expences incurred during his absence, amounting to two thousand guilders. Mr. Harris has thought proper since to sue the Undersigned for sixteen hundred guilders - The Hon. Court of Justice ordered it to be arbitrated, which has been done by two respectable Gentlemen; a third was called in for a decision, which has brought him in debt to the Undersigned f 2040 13 8.
Geo. Firebrace Perry.
Demerary, March 31st, 1810.

Notice. [heading]
All Person having Demands against the Estate of Eyre Butler, deceased, or against the Plantation Orangestein, previous to May 1805, are required to render them in, to R. B. Knight, for Settlement; as the said Estate will be legally divided among the Heirs, in Six Weeks from this date.

For Hire. [heading]
The House and Lot at present occupied by W. McBean Esq. next the premises of Chs. Vincent Esq. Enquire of Mr. L. Hoopstad, or at the Office of this Paper. March 31st.

Notice. [heading]
Mr. Charles Grant having declined acting as one of the Executors to the Will of the late John Clark decd. the Subscriber requests all those to whom the Estate of the said deceased is indebted to render in their Claims to him on Lot No. 40, Werk & Rust, and all those indebted to the same, to come forward accordingly.
Malcolm Clark.
Demerary, 31st March 1810. Executor.

Absented herself from the undersigned about Six Months ago, a Negro Woman of the Congo Nation, named Lucille; she is a very good looking Negro Woman about 23 years of age and five feet, five or six inches in height, has lost one her upper fore teeth. It is supposed she is employed by some Huckster in Town, and has lately been seen selling Goods at Fort Island and in different places in Essequebo and on the West coast. All Persons are forbid to harbour her, and Five Joes reward will be given for her apprehension exclusive of the legal reward for apprehending runaways, on application to Mr. Robt. Phipps, or the Subscriber. Eloise Binet.
Cumingsburg, 31st March 1810.

Sales by Execution. [heading]

By Authority from the Honorable Court of Justice, bearing date 21 March 1810, I the undersigned First Marshal of this colony shall again expose and sell, in the presence of the Councellors Commissaries and their Secretary, unto the highest bidder, on the 4th April 1810, for account and risk of the Purchaser and his securities, who having failed in paying the purchase money: -
That Plantation named Calcutta, situated on the Abary Coast, with all its Cultivation, Buildings, Slaves and further appurtenances, conformable to an Inventory thereof, and which may be seen on the day of Sale on said Estate.
Whoever is inclined to purchase please to attend on the day of sale on Plantation Calcutta.
Rio Demerary, 27th March 1810.
Marts. Smit, First Marshal.

By Authority obtained, I the underwritten First Marshal will Expose and Sell unto the highest bidder at Execution Sale, in presence of the Councellors Commissaries and their Secretary, at the Court House in the Town of Stabroek, on Tuesday the 10th day of April next.
In behalf of Chs. De Beausobre, versus J. Fletcher, - a certain Piece of Land called De Broeder & Zuster zoo groot en klyn, situated on the East Bank of this river, Demerary, on the lower side of Plantation Suzanna's rust, with the Buildings thereon, consisting of a Dwelling House, a side Building, a Kitchen and a Carpenter's Logie about 50 feet long by 30 feet in width.
Whoever may be inclined to purchase will please attend on the day and place mentioned.
Rio Demerary, 30th March 1810.
M. Smit, First Marshal.

Public Vendues. [heading]

On Wednesday, the 4th of April, by order of Mrs. Wells, on Pl. Parica,
Elegant household furniture, consisting of a very large set of mahogany dining tables, an elegant sideboard, a mahogany folding side table, card and Pembroke do. Windsor and cane bottomed chairs, elegant mahogany bedsteads, with mattresses, bolsters, and pillows, sofas and sofa beds complete, knives and cases, silver forks, elegant branch candlesticks with shades, plated tea and coffee urns; a complete set of table China, very elegant breakfast and tea do.
Also, a very fine milch cow and calf.
March 30th. Kingston & McBean.

On Thursday April 5th, at the Vendue Office, - Linen check, new printed callicoes and cambrics, fine cotton cambrics in 7 and 12 yard pieces, Dyed Callico 2 1/2 yards, linen shirts with frills, fine nankeen and striped jean pantaloons, fine cassimere do. fine linen platillas and cotton britannias, fine twilled muslin handkerchiefs and Ladies parasols, Almonds in boxes, Turkey figs and currants in jars, soap in boxes, white wine and brown stout vinegar in bottles, raisins in boxes, garden seeds in do. closes in 1 lb papers, cots and frames complete with mattress and pillow, elegant hall lamps with chains &c. glass and earthen ware, and a variety of other articles.
On the same day will be sold from five to ten hogsheads of very excellent Tobacco just Imported.
March 31st. Kingston & McBean.

On Friday, the 6th of April, by order of John Lewis, at his store in New-Town,
8 or 10 M Colony staves, a tent boat in good order, grain salt in barrels, glauber salts in kegs of 100 lbs, a few pieces cotton bagging, dry goods, stationary, perfumery, spices, Medecines [sic], glass cases, &c. &c.
Also, at the same place, by the said John Lewis as Executor to the Estate of Gifford L. Davis, Dec.
All the household furniture, books and other effects of the said deceased.
On the same day two healthy field Negroes.
This sale was unavoidably postponed on Thursday last.
March 31. Kingston & McBean.

On Friday the 27th April, by order of Mr. John Hossack at his house on Lot No. 99, Cumingsburg,
From ten to fifteen prime young negro carpenters, who have been for several years used to framing and finishing.
March 30th. Kingston & McBean.

On Saturday the 28th April at the Vendue Office, by order of Mr. P. L. Monnier, (who intends to quit the Colony shortly) - Ten Valuable Carpenter Negroes and a House Boy; also a large parcel of Carpenters Tools, locks, bolts, hinges, &c. &c. - At a Credit of four and eight months.
March 31st. Kingston & McBean.

This is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony:
James Greenwood and Family, by the first opportunity to Boston, (N.A.) after the expiration of 14 days, - from the 9th of March 1810.
Thomas Fitzgerald, in 14 days, from 12th March.
Michael Daxon, in ditto. do.
John Hodges, in ditto. do.
Honble. Thos. Cuming, in ditto. do.
David Cornfoot, with his Servant Andrew, in all the Month of May.
Mrs. Welch and Children with 62 Slaves, in 14 days, - from 13th March.
Daniel Brown, in 3 Weeks, - from 16th March.
Ed. Mathews, in 14 days or one Month, from do.
Robt. Marshall, in 3 Weeks, - from do.
Willm. H. Watt, in 14 days or one Month, - do.
Hendk. ten Ham, in 14 days, - from ditto.
Pat. Coffey, in 14 days, - from the 17th March.
Wm. Yearwood, in ditto or one Month, from do.
H. Van Kerkwyk, in 14 days, - from ditto.
George Metcalfe, in 14 days, - from 19th March.
Jonathan Lester, in ditto, do.
John Seward, in ditto, - from the 20th March.
Sarah K. Lovell, in ditto, do.
A. Foot, in ditto, - from the 23d March.
Mary Ann Stewart, with three Slaves, in do. do.
Rd. Deane, in 14 days or 6 weeks, - from do.
Mrs. Tournie, in 14 days, - from 24th March.
James Van Hamell, in 14 days or a Month, - from the 26th March.
Steph. Holman, in 14 days, - from ditto.
Eliot Walker, in ditto. ditto.
Chas. Ryan, and his Servant Martin, in 3 Weeks, - from the 29th March.
E. F. Hall, in 14 days, - from March 30th.
John Oliverson, in ditto. do.
Gavin Fullarton, in a Month or 6 Weeks, from do.
C. T. Tinne, first Clerk. [no citing of Secretary's Office or date]

[item in Dutch about plantation De Jonge Rachel]

[item in Dutch about plantation Mon Desir]

Notice is hereby given that the Court of Rolls and Commissary Court, which was to have been held on the 9th day of April next, is postponed until the 16th of April.
Court-House, Stabroek, this 31st March 1810.
C. T. Tinne, first Clerk loco Secretarii.

Notice is hereby given on the part of Messrs. Andrew and Peter Rose, as deliberating Executors to the late James Robinson Esq. M.D. that all Persons who have not yet given in their Claims attested against the said deceased, or Plantation Andrew, are requested to do so within three Months from date, in order that a correct statement may be made up of the affairs of the deceased to lay before the Hon. Court of Justice of this Colony.
Secretary's Office, 30th March 1810.
C. T. Tinne, first Clerk.

The Undersigned, Commander of the last Expedition to the Bush, has great pleasure in thus publickly returning his Thanks to those who accompanied him, for their readiness, exertions, and generally orderly conduct, while under his orders. In rendering this act of Justice compleat he feels himself particularly called upon to mention their names, viz. H. Brmner [sic – corrected to Bremner in following issue], Postholder; Marc Movielle from Mahaicony; J. B. Handman, S. S. Southern, John Bulton and A. Gordon of Mahaica, to whose perseverance and attention the success of the Expedition is principally to be attributed.
D. P. Simon,
Lt. Commanding.

Average Cash Prices of Produce in Stabroek this day.
Cotton - 17 1/2 to 18 stivs. Sugar - 3 to 3 1/2 stivers.
Coffee - 9 1/2 to 10. Rum (C. P.) - 22 & 1/2

The only arrivals since our last is the Ship Adventure, from Liverpool; Brig Thetis, and Schooner Neptune, from Surinam; and Brig Indefatigable, Capt. Brand, from Berbice; neither of which brings any intelligence of consequence.

We notice in the Berbice Gazette of last Saturday that M. Lamaison Esq. (with the family of the late Governor Woodley), embarked on board the Schooner Ann, Capt. De Munnick, on the 22d inst. for St. Kitts.

Jany. 23d - Was Married at St. James's Church, London, H. Koppiers Esq. of this Colony, to Miss C. C. Buse[umlaut?], of Berbice.

Died. - On Wednesday morning, Maria, youngest Daughter of Mr. R. F. Yearwood, of Cumingsburg.
Last night, at the Vendue Office, Mr. Robt. Langworth.

Vessels Entered and Cleared since our last.
March 28 Schr. Good Intent, Capt. Strickland from Barbados - Flour &c.
Ship Caledonia, Thompson, Liverpool, Gen. cargo.
29 Brig Thetis, Sanderson, Surinam, do.
30 Ship Adventure, Brown, Liverpool, do.
31 Schr. Neptune, Thompson, Surinam & Berbice, Tobacco, &c.
Brig Indefatigable, Brand, London, Fayal & Berbice - Gen. Cargo and Wine for H. M. Troops.
CLEARED. - None.

List of Runaway and Arrested Slaves

in the Colony Stocks of Demerary, 31st March, 1810.



Brought by



Abary Ferry.


Chas. Beausobre,






Thos. Laurence,

Pl. Foulis.


G. F. Engels,

Pl. Ruimveld.


Pl. Non Pareille,



Christy, in Berbice

Jas. Caple.



Pl. Sophia.


Chs. de Beausobre,

Ant. Osborn.



Mahaicony Ferry.


Pl. Helena,

Pl. Cumings Lodge.


Chs. de Beausobre,



Chs. de Beausobre,


S. G. Martens, Drossaart.

Stabroek: Printed and Published
Every Tuesday and Saturday Afternoon
By Edward James Henery.


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