Essequebo and Demerary Royal Gazette 1813 January 09


Vol. VIII.]

[No. 544.


The King's House,


THE following Promotions to take place in the Demerary Militia -
A report having been made to His Excellency the Acting-Governor, of the conduct of Lieut. PLAYTER of the Grenadiers of the 1st Battalion, having distinguished himself in a severe engagement with the Enemy, on board of the Ramoncita, Capt. Venables, in which, highly to the credit of the Commander, and every person on board, a very superior force was defeated -
Lieut. PLAYTER is promoted to the rank of Captain in the Militia, remaining (agreeable to his own wish) in the Grenadiers, which company he will command in the absence of the Senior Captain, ROBERTSON.
Lieutenant ALEXANDER GRANT to be Captain of the Artillery Company.
JAMES H. ALBOUY, Gent. to be First Lieutenant of Artillery, and
MARRIOTT VIRET, Gent. to be Second Lieutenant of Artillery.
King's House, George-Town, January 5, 1813.
By Command,
[Transcriber's note: Details in the last two paragraph represent changes from the original; see 18130105EDRG.]

THE Subscribers have received for sale, by the Dominica Packet, from Newfoundland - Cod Fish in 3, 4, 6, and 8 quintal casks, Salmon in tierces, Mackerel and Herrings in barrels, and Cod-Roes in whole and half barrels.
Jan. 8. CORNFOOT, BELL & Co.

ABSENTED herself from the Subscriber, a Negro Woman, named Betty, formerly the property of Mr. Forrester. She has her country-marks about her - three scars on each side of her face, and upon her breast. She speaks the Coromanty language, and broken English. She is a middle-aged woman, slender, and inclined to a yellow complexion. She went out huckstering, and has a Government Pass with her. It was understood that some of her goods were taken away from her in town, by one Miss Nancy Brown, which is supposed has occasioned her to stay away. One Joe reward will be given to any person bringing her to the Undersigned, or lodging her in the colonial jail.

Demerary Almanacks for 1813,
Printed and sold at the Royal Gazette Office.

                        George-Town, 6th Jan. 1813
TO BE LET, the House in Stabroek, lately occupied by N. ROUSSELET, deceased. - It is extremely well adapted for a School, Boarding-House, or for any purpose requiring room, having one or two sitting-rooms, a large dining-room, several bed-chambers, &c. and is in good repair. There is also a small dwelling in the yard, a kitchen, stable, and other suitable out-offices, with that most useful article in town - a Brick Cistern. There is likewise ground sufficient attached for a large garden.
Possession may be had immediately. For terms, which will be extremely liberal, apply to
Deliberating Executor
to the Estate of N. Rousselet, dec.

THE Subscriber has just received by the Dominica Packet, from Newfoundland - a Consignment of FISH in 3, 4, 6, and 8 quintal casks, Salmon in tierces and barrels, Mackarel in ditto, and a few boxes of SOAP - which will be sold reasonable for Cash on delivery, at his Store, on the American Stelling.
January 8. T. G. ALBOUY.

THAT well-known and most convenient DWELLING HOUSE, and Out-Buildings, situated on Lot No. 99, in Cumingsburg, and at present occupied by the Subscriber.

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Domicilium Citandi et Executandi of the Undersigned, is removed from the House of Mr. G. Angle to that of Mrs. S. Morehouse, nearly opposite St. George's Church - where all letters addressed to him, will be duly received.
January 9. F. C. H. KUSTER.

THE Undersigned requests all who have any demands against the Estate of the late ALEXANDER MACRAE, to render their accounts to him, at the house of Charles Vincent, Esq. Werk & Rust.
January 7. Act. Ex.

THE Creditors to the Insolvent Estate of MACUMBER BARKER, deceased, who have already received a dividend of 24 per cent, on their Demands, are now requested to apply for another dividend of 10 per cent, on the original amount of their Claims, from this day until the 31st instant, to
Curator to the Estate of M. BARKER, deceased.
January 6.

WANTED - An Apprentice to the Printing-Business. He, of course, must have received a good education. Apply at the Office of this Paper.

JUST imported, per Ship Traveller, Capt. Fisher, from Glasgow, and for sale by the Subscribers:
Beef and pork in barrels and half barrels, Cumberland hams, double and single Gloster cheese, double rose Cork butter in whole and half firkins, potatoes in hampers, pearl barley and split peas in jars, porter and beer, soap and candles, tobacco in hogsheads, port wine, essence of spruce in pots, black pepper, blacking powder, white and brown sheeting, Holland tape and bobbin, dowlas, toweling, Irish linen, cotton shirting, thread, ladies' printed garments, consisting of blue, buff, lelac [sic], pink, yellow and black, ribbons, gentlemen's beaver and silk hats, children's hats, red and white handkerchiefs, ginghams and calicoes, planters' shoes with buckels [sic], dress shoes, boots, stationery assorted in tin boxes; saddlery, consisting of hogskin saddles, snaffles, Portsmouth and Pelhem [sic] bridles, martingales, neck straps, leather and stall collars, sets of chaise harness complete, saddle cloths, chaise whips, portmanteaus, Negro clothing, consisting of lined and unlined jackets, blue cloth and Oznaburg trowsers, women's wrappers and petticoats, Negro hats, glass and tin ware, stock, iron and brass locks, sets of ivory handled knives and forks, hook & eye, HL and T hinges, carpenters' and coopers' tools, gunpowder, shot assorted, muskets, flints, cotton and coffee bagging, bricks and lime, temper lime, loaf sugar, and various other articles.
Likewise, 200 Barrels of Herrings, and 8 Carriage and Draft Horses, in excellent condition, imported in said Ship. - January 8.

NOTICE. - The Subscriber being under the necessity of leaving the colony, in the month of March or April next, for Europe, kindly solicits those who stand indebted to him for 1812, for payment as soon as possible: and all persons having any claims against him, are requested to render them for payment. He begs leave to intimate to those who stand indebted to him, either by note or open account, for 1810 and 1811, that such as are not paid before he leaves the colony, will be left with an attorney-at-law to be recovered in the most summary manner.
He is now selling off his remaining stock on hand, at reduced prices for cash only; consisting of saddles, plated and Portsmouth and snaffle bridles, watering ditto, leather head collars, spare and double and single heads and reins, with buckles and bellots, spare and stirrup leathers and girths, chaise, jockey and hunting whips, mule harness, leather portmanteaus with improved tops, dog collars, shot belts, plated spurs and leathers, currycombs and brushes, chaise lace and tufts, out-riggers complete, spare splinter bars, white chaise driving reins, colony made, sedan chair slings, sponges, saddle cloths, false collars, &c. Likewise, on Commission - two excellent Gigs, (the one made to order) and just arrived in the ship Ramoncita, from London.

THE Subscribers have received per Ship Traveller, Capt. Fisher, and for sale at their Store in Robb's Street, cheap for cash -
Fine Yellow Soap, Mould Candles, fours and sixes, Tutania Table Spoons and Soup Ladles, pewter and tinned iron ditto, Superfine Scarlet Cloth, Cotton and Linen Checks, fine Light-ground Prints, and Striped and Checked Ginghams.
Also for sale - a few barrels of Tar, and best Madeira Wine per dozen. - January 9.

THE Subscribers have received for sale by the Union, which they will dispose of at reduced prices for cash -
Printed Cotton and Furnitures, Striped and Check Ginghams, Plain and Fancy Muslins, Shawls and Dresses, Madrass and Fancy Handkerchiefs, Balasore and Pocket ditto, Checks, Threads in small trunks, and Platillas.
January 9 CORNFOOT, BELL & Co.

NOW landing from the brig Dominica Packet, T. Hea, Master, from Newfoundland - a Choice Cargo of COD FISH, in 3, 4, 6, and 8 quintal casks, and for sale by the Subscribers for immediate payment in Cash, Bills, or Produce.
January 8. SIMSON, GRANT and Co.

THE Subscriber, intending to leave the Colony in fourteen days, requests all persons to whom he is indebted, to call at the house of Mr. James Wheelwright, Werk & Rust, for payment; and those who are indebted to him, are requested to make payment on or before the above-mentioned time.
He offers for sale a good Saddle and Draft Horse. Also an excellent Milch Cow and Calf.

ONTVANGEN per het Schip Ramoncita, Capt. VENABLES, van London, en te koop by den Ondergeteekende, ten huyze van d'Heer G. ANGLE, tegens contante betaaling: - Joode vleesch in vaatjes, pekel worst, Hollandsch zalm in blik, laberdam, pekel haring, bokkens, rollpens, visch wamme, groene erwten, paerl gort, amandeln, banket, &c.
W. F. D. hoopt dat zyne vrienden hem niet qualyk zal neemen, de termyn waar op hy bovengemelde goederen te koop offereert, verplicht zynde directe zemissien te doen aan zyne vriende in Europa die hem met deeze kleyne consignatie gefaveurd hebben.


WHEREAS the following Persons have petitioned the Hon. Court of Policy of Demerary and Essequebo, for Letters of Manumission for the after-named Slaves, viz: -
A. Labee for the Negro-Woman Minerva, and W. Good, for the Coloured-Woman Nancy, and her Four Children - Alletta, Maria, Henrietta, and William.
All those who may have any right or title to said Slaves, are hereby notified to give in their claims between this date and the next ensuing Ordinary-Meeting of the Court of Policy aforesaid, on the 25th of January.
Court-House, George-Town, January 9, 1812.
By Command,
Clerk to the Court of Policy.

BY Authority duly obtained from His Excellency the Acting Governor, I, the undersigned Acting Deputy First Marshal, will expose for sale, unto the highest bidder, in the presence of Two Counsellor-Commissaries of the Honourable Court of Justice, and their Secretary, at the Court-House, George-Town, on Tuesday the second day of February next ensuing: -
1st. - In behalf of St. Duport, versus John Brown. The unexpired lease of the north-half of the Trench and Parapet lot, with the Buildings thereon, situated on the front of Plantation Vlissengen, viz: a Dwelling House about 40 feet by 20, two stories high, the frame of Colony wood, inclosed with American lumber, a gallery of about 7 feet broad in front of the house, and another small ditto about five feet in breadth facing the street, a small out-building for negro houses and one ditto for a kitchen with a brick chimney. The above buildings are at present occupied by the Defendant and Mr. P. Coffy.
2dly. - Henry Austin, Receiver of the Rents and Treasurer of the district of Bridge-Town, versus the Representative or Representatives of Lot No. 35 in Bridge-Town, the unexpired lease of Lot No. 35, with the Buildings thereon, viz: a Dwelling-House about 35 feet by 20 wide, the frame as far as could be ascertained of Colony wood, enclosed with American lumber, a side-building 30 feet by 20 out of order, another side-building 20 by 16 wide.
3dly. - The Commissaries of the district of Bridge-Town, versus the Proprietor or Representatives of Lot No. 34: - the unexpired Lease of Lot No. 34, with the Buildings thereon, viz: a Dwelling house about 30 feet long by 16 ditto wide, one story high, an American frame, and enclosed with American lumber, much out of order, and a small kitchen.
4thly. - V. A. Heyliger and C. H. de Munnick, Executors to the Estate of C. Van Dyk, decd. versus J. Crawford, the Lot No. 3 in front of Plantation Werk en Rust, and the Water lot in front of the same with all the Buildings thereon, consisting of a Dwelling-house about 40 feet long by 24 wide, two stories high, a side or out-house, adopted for a kitchen and wash house, and at present occupied by M. Downie, Esq. A ditto Building on the Westerly half of said Lot No. 3, long 40 feet by 20, an out-house 50 feet by 12, more or less, an oden [sic] out-house, and the Stelling or Wharf on the water lot with the Buildings thereon, formerly a Blacksmith shop.
5thly. - M. Marx, versus John McAuley, a lot of Land and the Buildings thereon, known by No. 72, situated in Cumingsburg, consisting of a Dwelling-house raised on brick pillars about 7 feet high, the house about 30 by 18 feet, with a back gallery, and out-houses.
6thly. - J. Feuillet, versus the Representatives of Plantation Domburg, the following Negroes viz: Moses, Romeo, and Caster.
Any person or persons having right, claim, or interest on the above-named Premises, and Negroes, and wishes to oppose the sale thereof, let such person or persons address themselves to me the Acting Deputy First Marshal, stating their reasons of opposition in writing, I will appoint him, or them, a day of hearing before the Honourable Court of Justice, for the trial of the same; and those inclined to speculate, please attend the sale on the day and at the place before-written.
Rio Demerary, 8th January, 1813.
Acting Deputy First Marshal.

In Pursuance of an Extract from the Minutes of the Court of Rolls, dated 13th April 1812:- I, the Undersigned Acting-Deputy-First-Marshal, in the name and behalf of A. VAN DER STOK, substituted executor to the Estate of the late ABRAHAM FLEISCHMAN, deceased; do hereby for the Third Time by Edict Summon, all known and unknown Creditors of the above-named estate, in this Colony; to appear before the Honourable Councellor-Commissary, at the ordinary Court of Rolls, which is to be held on the 18th day of January, 1813; and following days, in order to file as yet their claims in due form:- whereas after the expiration of the fourth Edict, will be proceeded against the non-appearers according to law.
Demerary, 30th December, 1812.
Acting Deputy First Marshal.
[Transcriber's note: unable to find a first or second Edict by Summons in earlier issues.]

In Pursuance of an extract from the minutes of the Ordinary Court of Rolls, bearing date 6 January 1812:, I the undersigned Acting Deputy First Marshal, in the name and behalf of J. B. THEYSSE, in quality as jointly with J. G. WALTELING and J. H. H. TOUSON and O. L. SCHULTZ, appointed Curators to the Estate of G. E. AMAN, - do hereby for the third time by Edict - CITE all known and unknown Creditors of said Estate, to appear before the Honourable Councellor Commissary, at the Ordinary Court of Rolls, to be held at the Court-house in George Town on the 18th day of January 1813 and following days, in order to render as yet their claims in due form. Whereas after the expiration of the fourth Edict will be proceeded against the non-appearers according to Law.
Demerary, 30th December, 1812.
B. TEYSSEN, Junr. Actg: Dy: first Marshal.
[Transcriber's note: unable to find a first or second Edict by Summons in earlier issues.]

IN Pursuance of an Extract from the minutes of the Ordinary Court of Rolls, dated 3d February 1812, I, the undersigned Acting Dy: First Marshal, in the name and behalf of J. B. THEYSSE, as jointly with J. J. DEEGES, appointed Executors to the Estate of the late - PROCTER, deceased, do hereby for the 4th time Exsuperabundantie - by Edict Cite - All known and unknown Creditors of said Estate, to appear before the Honorable Court of Criminal and Civil Justice for the united [sic] of Demerary and Essequebo, at their Session to be holden at the Court-House in George-Town on the 15th day of February 1813, and following days, in order to render as yet their respective Claims in due form. Whereas after the expiration of this last Edict will be proceeded as the Law directs.
Demerary, 30th December, 1812.
B. TEYSSEN, Junr. Actg: Dy: First Marshal.

IN Pursuance of an Extract from the minutes of the Ordinary Court of Rolls, dated 3d February 1812, I the undersigned Acting Deputy First Marshal, in the name and behalf of F. W. TUCKERMAN and H. A. EBERHARDI as appointed Curators to the Estate of F. C. ENGELS. - do hereby for the fourth time, Exsuperabundantie, by Edict - Cite - all known and unknown Creditors of said Estate, to appear before the Honorable Court of Criminal and Civil Justice for the united Colony of Demerary and Essequebo, at their Session to be holden at the Court-house in George-Town on the 15th day of February 1813 and following days, in order to render as yet their respective claims in due form. Whereas after the expiration of this fourth Edict will be proceeded against the non-appearers according to Law.
Demerary, 30th December 1812.
B. TEYSSEN, Junr. Actg: Dy: First Marshal.


This is to inform the Public, that the following Persons intend quitting this Colony: -
Alleyne Culpeper, and a Servant, in 14 days or 6 weeks from the 2d of January.
Alexander Macrae, Junr. in fourteen days or six weeks from the 4th of January.
C. Waterton, in fourteen days or by the First Fleet, from the 7th of January.
Secretary's Office, Demerary, January 9, 1813.
Sworn Clerk.

For the First Time.
BANNS of MATRIMONY - between CORELIS VAN WIERINGEN, bachelor, born in Holland, and SARAH JOHANNA SMIT, Widow of H. H. Luhrs, also born in Holland.
Any persons knowing just cause or impediment, why the above parties should not be joined together in Holy Matrimony, must declare the same at the Colonial-Secretary's Office.
Secretary's Office, January 9, 1813.
Sworn Clerk.


On Tuesday the 12th of January, at the Vendue-Office, by order of ROBERT PHIPPS, Esq. q.q. – the unexpired term of the lease of a half lot of land No. 29, in Columbia-District; with all the buildings thereon, consisting of a dwelling house 20 feet long; by 18 feet wide, frame of Colony wood, 1 1/2 stories high; and out-buildings 15 or 16 feet long – by 12 wide; the whole completely enclosed; terms 3, 6, 9, and 12 months.
Also by order of J. R. KENNY, for the benefit of those whom it may concern – Fifty barrels of superfine American flour.
Also by order of H. Drayton, a negro man named York, a wood-cutter and good squarer, also a huntsman and fisherman. He is well acquainted with the different kinds of wood. The said negro is sold for no fault, only he wishes to change his owner. Also a new Punt, 32 feet long and 9 1/2 beam, depth in proportion. The said Punt is to be seen at the American-Stelling on the day of sale.
[Transcriber's note: the above item did not appear in the issue for January 5.]

On Wednesday the 13th of January, 1813, will be exposed for sale at Public Auction, on the premises of Messrs. PATERSON [sic] & CROSSMAN, by Order of the Executors of M. CAMPBELL, (deceased) and J. D. PATTERSON; - Fifty negro wood-cutters and carpenters. Also the wood-land Christianburgh, with the saw-mill punts, boats, &c. The whole will be sold without reserve, to close the late firm of CAMPBELL & PATTERSON.
Also on the same day, by order of PATERSON & CROSSMAN - 50 wallaba liquor vats, of different sizes, from 300 to 600 gallons; and a colony-schooner, about 15 hogsheads burthen, in complete repair.
Also on the same day, by Order of A. Meertens, Esqr. - Two Lots of Coffee, 2500 pounds and 1345 pounds - as advertised in the Royal Gazette of the 26th of December last.
[Transcriber's note: no date for this] ROBERT KINGSTON.
[Transcriber's note: a paragraph about J. R. KENNY originally the last item for this vendue (see 18130105EDRG) now appears for a vendue of the 12th – see above.]

On Thursday the 14th instant, at the Vendue-Office, - 50 barrels new flour, several articles of silver plate, plated candlesticks, two gold watches, a few china plates, &c.

On Tuesday, the 19th of January, 1813, [see 18121212EDRG] ...
[see 18130105EDRG] . . .
Also by order of Messrs. DOUGLAS, REID & Co. – Five Head of Cattle.

The brig Dominica Packet, Capt. Hea, arrived on Thursday, from Newfoundland; the ship Traveller, Capt. Fisher, yesterday, from Glasgow; and this morning, the brig Union, Capt. Henry, and the ship Ann, Capt. Birbeck, from Cork, under the convoy of His Majesty's sloop of war Peacock.

From Newfoundland, nothing has transpired; nor from the Cork Fleet, as its passage has been a long one. But the Traveller has brought intelligence of such mighty import, that we deeply regret our want of room for a satisfactory detail; we have, however, done our best in the extracts which will be found in the next column.

The Glasgow Papers are to 24th of November.


It is evidently the intention of His Excellency the Commander in Chief, that the Royal Battalion of George-Town, shall become as respectable and efficient, as that of any other Militia Body in the West Indies: - for, in addition to the Artillery Company, with two field pieces, which is to be immediately formed; a band, we have been told, is also in contemplation.

The Opossum, late from this river, with the Packet, the ship Maxwell, and the schooners Joseph, Fame, Fanny, and Harriot & Eliza, in company - arrived in Barbados on the 24th ultimo. The Maxwell was to proceed for Liverpool on the 6th instant, in company of the Tiger.

We promised in our last, some additional particulars respecting the contest between the Ramoncita and the Hornet, but we are under the necessity of deferring them till our next.


From the Custom House.

January 2. Ship Ramoncita, Capt. Venables, from London.
5. Schooner Fame, Greenidge, Barbados.
7. Brig Dominica Packet, Hea, Newfoundland.
9. Ship Traveller, Fisher, Glasgow.

January 4. Schooner Ph¤nix, Capt. Banks, for St. Lucia.
6. Schooner Fame, Greenidge, Barbados.



[Transcriber's note: most European news omitted.]

Nov. 7.
The American Congress met on the 21st September.

November 15. – Private accounts state that Joel Barlow is actually on his way to the North, to wait on Bonaparte.

Price of Colonial Produce in Glasgow, on the 21st of Nov.
Cotton, 19 to 20d per lb.
Sugar, 77 to 78s. per cwt.
Coffee, 63 to 66s per cwt.
Rum, 4s. 3d. to 4s. 4d. per gal.

NOW Landing from on board the schooner Jane, from Nova Scotia, and for sale by the Subscribers for Cash or Produce, the following articles-

Fish in hogsheads,

Herrings and Alewives in barrels,

Pickled and Smoked Salmon in half barrels,

Souced Salmon and kits,

Cods' Sounds and Tongues,

Beef and Pork,

Tar – and a few barrels of Flour.
December 28. HYNDMAN & CARY.
[Transcriber's note: this advertisement did not appear in an earlier issue.]

For Liverpool.


Will sail with the first Convoy, three fourths of her cargo being now ready to be put on board. For freight or passage apply to
Jan. 9. SIMSON, GRANT, & Co.



is well armed and manned; will take the benefit of Convoy, and sail with all convenient speed – having the principal part of her cargo engaged. For Freight or Passage apply to the Master on board, or to the Subscriber on Bel Air Estate-
Who will give Cash or Bills for a few Packages of well-cured Coffee and Sugar. – January 9.


in the Colony-Stocks of Demerary.





Rule (Berbice

Pl. Grove.



Pl. Zorg en Hoop.


Pl. Alliance,

Pl. Industry.


Pl. Georgia,




Pl. La Redruite. [sic]



Pl. Alliance.


Boedel M'Rae,

L. Corbet.


Pl. Affiance,

O. Kernan.



Van Senden.


Pl. Orange Nassau,




Pl. Zorg and Hoop.


Bynoe, (Barbados),

J. Crossman.



Post Morocco.





T. Robinson,

Pl. Vryheid's Lust.






From Essequebo.


Pl. Concordia,

Demerary Ferry.



Pl. Goed Verwagt.









Pl. Zorg & Hoop.






Pl. Marias Lodge.


J. M'Pherson,

From Mahaicony.


J. M'Pherson,

From Mahaicony.





J. Jeffrey,



J. Wart,

Pl. Ruimveld.



S. Duport.



Pl. Non Pariel.


A. Cart,

Pl. Adventure.


Dr. M'Neish,


January 9. F. STRUNKAY, Scout.

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