Eastern Province Herald (later The Herald)

Eastern Province Herald 1859 - 3 - July to September

Friday 1 July 1859

BIRTH on 30th June at Port Elizabeth, the wife of R.L. CRUMP of a son.

It has been said that an unnecessary outcry has been raised against the Emigration Commissioner for his mismanagement of the emigration scheme, and especially for his treatment of the intending emigrants, and we, as well as others of our contemporaries, have been upbraided with pressing hard upon Mr. FIELD without having his statement before us. Nay, one of his “academic” supporters has gone so far as to say that he has discharged with consummate ability the duties of his office, and that the discontent which has been manifested, and the angry expressions of dissatisfaction that have been so numerous, are all a mistake together and, if we did but know it, we have great cause to be exceedingly thankful to Mr. FIELD for his “valuable services” to the Colony.
Now we would beg to direct attention to what we have to say. We have a plain and simple story to tell, which, if we mistake not, will “tell” more and better than anything else that could be said.
About a year ago our fellow townsman, Mr. J. CAWOOD, visited England, and when there went to Keighley, in Yorkshire – his native town. Here he was besieged by numerous applications from persons wishing to emigrate to the Cape. He explained to them the nature of the country and its capabilities – its climate – the labour for which there was a demand – the rate of wages they would be likely to earn – the cost of provisions – and the comparative discomforts they would probably have to put up with in a new country. All this only increased their desire to seek their fortunes in this Colony, and they wanted to know what steps they must take. Many of them had already, at that time, addressed Mr. FIELD, but had received no reply, and they did not know what to do. Mr. CAWOOD advised them to apply again, which they immediately did. Weeks and months passed away, but no reply from Mr. FIELD.
In the meantime Mr. CAWOOD returned to this country and received, by the last mail from England, the list of persons which we have published below. Up to the date of their letter enclosing this list they had received no reply from Mr. FIELD – not even an acknowledgement of their communication. It must be remembered that most of these people have made application. We do not say the whole of them – for several, disheartened by their friends not having received any answer, of course concluded that application in their case would be equally fruitless. This list has been sent to Mr. CAWOOD, and was intended to be laid before Parliament, just to show how many eager applicants there are, just of the description we require, anxiously waiting an opportunity to emigrate.
A reference to the list will show that the majority of these people are between the ages of twenty and thirty-five – all able, hardy active men – a large proportion of them being farm labourers, whilst the other tradesmen are well adapted for this Colony, having been accustomed to country work. These men, too, are most of them in indigent circumstances, who would not be sticklers about sixpence-a-day wages. Some of them, in the winter season, are compelled by their necessities to have recourse to the Union for assistance, and are glad to get a day’s work for which they receive 9d or a shilling. They themselves say they do not care so much about wages at first – they will take anything – and this is just the way to get good wages in the end. At home they have barely a meagre living – here they would have at least all the necessaries of life; and Mr. CAWOOD assures us they are just the people we require. Much has been said about the small number of agriculturists and farm labourers that have been sent out, and with great justice. Here are upwards of 130 persons, besides their children, all from an agricultural district, who would gradually embrace the opportunity for becoming colonists were it placed within their reach. We may add that a few families, in rather better circumstances than their neighbours, wearied out with waiting for some reply from Mr. FIELD, mustered up their little means and determined to take the important step without any extraneous assistance. They have arrived here, and are perfectly satisfied with the change. But the hundreds who remain behind have not the means to enable them to do this, and whilst we want farm labourers and servants, they are crying for work, and are either starving at home or are a drag upon the parish.
Mr. CAWOOD informs us that so eager were the applicants that there would have been no difficulty whatever in obtaining a sufficient number for a ship, from Keighley alone, in less than a week! Our readers will be able to judge, from the ages and occupations as set forth in the annexed list, as to the suitability of the applicants for this Colony.
Why the operations of the Emigration Commissioner should be confined to Ireland and the south of England, when in the towns wages are higher than in the rural districts, we cannot understand. If farm labourers and agriculturists be required – and the demand for these is admitted to be great – then Yorkshire, we are sure, would supply the labourers required better and cheaper than any other English county. How it happens that these people have received no reply to their letters, especially as the correspondence department, according to Mr. SAUNDERS’s singular letter to his chief, is conducted with such admirable regularity, we leave others to determine. All we know is that these people are just the labourers we require – that they are willing, waiting to come – have applied to Mr. FIELD – and that we are still without them.
The following is the list referred to in the foregoing remarks:-
James DYSON, aged 28, clogger; Harriet, his wife, 26, and 1 child, Residence, Keighley.
James WILKINSON, aged 27, clogger; Sarah, his wife, 28, and 2 children. Keighley.
William DRIVER, aged 28, farmer; Mary, his wife, 29. Morton Banks.
John BINNS, aged 21, joiner; Betty, his wife, 20. Keighley.
Henry DUCKWORTH, aged 21, tailor; Ann Elizabeth, his wife, 20. Keighley.
Edward ENGLAND, aged 28, labourer; Elizabeth, his wife, 28, and 2 children. Keighley.
Ann HEAP, aged 22, servant. Keighley.
John DIXON, aged 28, labourer; Jane, his wife, 28. Keighley.
James BROADLEY, aged 21, blacksmith. Keighley.
James HEYWOOD, aged 21, labourer; Mary, his wife, 21. Keighley.
John PULLEN, aged 20, farmer. Morton Banks.
Samuel SMITH, aged 22, farmer; __, his wife, 22. Keighley.
Smith AMBLER, aged 21, millwright. Keighley.
Edwin ALLEN, aged 22, farmer. Barnsley.
Wilkinson WATSON, aged 31, farmer & butcher. Keighley.
Jonathan HORSFALL, aged 30, wool sorter. Keighley.
George CARRODUS, aged 40, butcher; Martha, his wife, 32. Keighley.
John CRAVEN, aged 20, butcher.
Samuel CARRIER, aged 16. Keighley.
Richard SCHOOM, aged 28, tailor. Keighley.
James FEATHER, aged 32, tailor. Keighley.
Jonathan PEEL, aged 24, gardener; Mary Ann, his wife, 20, and 2 children. Papermill Bridge.
William SMITH, aged 24, joiner; Elizabeth, his wife, 22, and 2 children. Wesley Place.
John EASTWOOD, aged 39, cartwright; Hannah, his wife, 35, and 2 children. Keighley.
Warren Smith PEEL, aged 19, labourer; Sus’h, his wife, 19. Ingrow.
James SMITH, aged 25, cartwright; Elizabeth, his wife, 22. Holy Croft.
Robert SMITH, aged 30, farm labourer. Keighley.
Margaret HUDSON, aged 21, servant. Keighley.
Wm. HARRISON, aged 24, farm labourer. do.
Sarah CLAY, aged 20, servant. do.
John HARGRAVES, aged 34, labourer; Ann, his wife, 28, and 4 children. Keighley.
John FEATHER, aged 31, clogger; Mary, his wife, 28 and 3 children. Keighley.
Joseph REEDY, aged 36, labourer; Sarah, his wife, 40, and 3 children. Keighley.
Joseph BANNISTER, aged 17, youth of all work. Keighley.
George Smith GREGSON, aged 23, tailor. Keighley.
Jabez FAWTHROP, aged 22, veterinary surgeon. Keighley.
Johnson TIPLARDY, aged 21, saddler. Keighley.
Jeremiah KEIGHLEY, aged 22, joiner. do.
John MIDGLEY, aged 22, farmer. do.
Walter SOWDER, aged 21, ironmonger. do.
Thomas CHAPMAN, aged 21, farmer. do.
William WRIGHT, aged 20, joiner & millwright; Rose, his wife, 19. do.
Wm. WILDMAN, aged 24, blacksmith; his wife, 22, and 2 children. do.
Cyrus SMITH, aged 24, blacksmith; Martha, his wife, 23, and 1 child. do.
William DUFFEL, aged 20, farmer. Morton Banks, near Bingley.
Isaac HODGSON, aged 21, joiner and millwright.
Robert SMITH, aged 22, mason and bricksetter; his wife, 20. Utley, near Keighley.
Richard CALVERT, aged 22, man of all work. Utley.
Smith JACKSON, aged 28, mason; his wife, 29, and 1 child. Utley.
Timothy RHODES, aged 21, mason; his wife, 20. Utley.
William WRIGHT, aged 39, farmer; his wife, 40, and 2 daughters, 18 and 16. Utley.
Mary SUGDEN, aged 20, servant, Utley.
Sarah Ann JACKSON, aged 19, servant. Keighley.
Thomas BINNS, aged 18, labourer. do.
Benjamin PICKLES, aged 36, wool sorter. do.
William DEWHIRST, aged 24, draper. do.
Edwin WARD, aged 22, tailor. do.
Hannah M. WARD, aged 33, servant. do.
Abel HEY, aged 21, printer. do.
Jonathan MOSLEY, aged 16, willing to do anything.
William Thomas LEACH, aged 21, farmer; Margaret, his wife, 22. Collingworth.
Thomas SILVERWOOD, aged 22, farmer; Ellen, his wife, 20, and 1 child. Holy Croft.
Isaac EMMET, aged 28, labourer, Keighley.
James TARRER, aged 30, labourer; Elizabeth, his wife, 29.
Jonathan SIMPSON, aged 21, joiner.
William SIMPSON, aged 21, labourer. Keighley.
John SMITH, aged 21, labourer. do.
John MURRAY, aged 21, invoice agent. do.
Susy WHITAKER, aged 39, 3 sons, John 19, William 17, Thomas 9, and Ann, 13, servant. Keighley.
Benjamin FATHAM, aged 22, labourer; Mary, his wife, 24. New Road Side.
William TATTERSALL, aged 26, basket-maker. Keighley.
Solomon HARRISON, aged 22, wool-dyer; Grace, his wife,21. Keighley.
James HARRISON, aged 43, wool sorter; Sarah, his wife, 44, his sons George Jackson, 15, Edwin, 10, and 1 daughter, 4. Keighley
Hardesty SMITH, aged 20, farm labourer, Keighley.
Robert DUNWELL, aged 20, labourer. do.
Benjamin THOMPSON, aged 24, farm labourer. Cross Hills.
John BARKER, aged 28, farm labourer. Eastburn.
James GREENWOOD, aged 28, carpenter & joiner. Keighley.
Mason BUCKLEY, aged 25, blacksmith; Susannah, his wife, 23, and 1 child. Keighley.
Hannah HALEY, aged 23, servant of all work. Keighley.
Harriet WELSH, aged 27, servant of all work. Keighley.
James RASHWORTH, aged 22, wagon-maker. Cross Roodes [sic].
Isabella THOMPSON, servant of all work, Keighley.
Joseph THROUP, aged 20, overlooker; Nancy, his wife, 20. Keighley.
Larance [sic] DUCKWORTH, aged 21, farm labourer. Utley.
Walter MOORE, aged 28, farmer. Hermit Hole, near Keighley.
Barwick MIDGELEY, aged 24, tailor. Cross Roads.
Edwin HARRISON, aged 58, farmer; Mary, his wife, 58 and Pomeley [sic], his daughter, 33.
Edwin HARRISON, aged 29, mason; Susannah, his wife, 24, and 1 child.
John HARRISON, aged 32, mason; Mary Ann, his wife, 30, and 2 children.
Jane HARRISON, aged 24, Job HARRISON, 18, (farm servant), Mather HARRISON, 17 and Alice HARRISON, 14.
John HUDSON, aged 18, labourer.
James FIELDHOUSE, aged 27, joiner; Sarah Ann, his wife, 25 (dressmaker). Water Lane.
John HEAPS, aged 21, joiner. Keighley.

[Transcriber’s note: Some minutes of the Immigration Board published later make it clear that the above list was presented by Joshua CAWOOD]

Friday 8 July 1859

DIED at Hanover, William Anderson BURNESS, of typhoid fever, on the 18th June 1859, aged 33 years.

Tuesday 12 July 1859

On Friday last just as we were going to press we noticed in a hasty manner the arrival of the Shah Jehan, 757 tons, C.J. COX Commander, with Emigrants from Southampton. She sailed on the 2nd May and has had a fine passage of 67 days. The Port Captain immediately went on board, but in consequence of a strong westerly breeze blowing at the time, she dropped anchor a considerable distance from the shore, and was therefore not visited by the immigration authorities until the following morning, when the Chairman of the Board, J. CAMPBELL Esq, and the Secretary, Mr. LONGLANDS, went on board. They found “all well” and everything in beautiful order. The Shah Jehan is certainly the finest vessel that has yet been employed in the transport of emigrants to this colony. Her fittings up are good, and the ventilation secured is the most perfect that could be devised.
There have been three births but no deaths during the voyage. The emigrants seem a superior class of people and their conduct on board ship is reported as having been orderly. They express themselves as well satisfied with their treatment during their passage, and speak highly of the accommodation of the vessel.
From the list of emigrants which we append it will be seen that out of the number embarked (288 souls) a great many are “permit” cases, who have been sent for by their friends. Most of these landed on Saturday and about 150 of the other immigrants. The remainder came on shore yesterday. Many of these have already met with engagements – a considerable number having determined upon proceeding to Graaff-Reinet.
We cordially welcome these new arrivals to this the country of their adoption, and feel satisfied if they only be honest, sober and industrious, they will never have cause to regret the step they have taken. A far better prospect is before them here than they could have at home.
The following is a correct list of immigrants by the Shah Jehan, showing their names, ages and occupations.

BATCHELOR, Stephen 17   Market gardener
BRIGNELL, Henry 17   Carpenter
BELDON, William 30 Shoemaker; Sarah, 29, and 3 children.
    Rotation 112. Permit 206.
    Going to Isaac HOLMES, sawyer, Port Elizabeth.
BRUNSDEN, Ann 22 Dressmaker
    Richard, 18, farm laborer; Margaret, 16, domestic servant; Thomas, 14, farm laborer.
    Rotation 264. Permit 257.
    Going to Jabez COLLING, carpenter, Port Elizabeth.
BANFIELD, Henry 22 Farm laborer
BAUM, John 21 Joiner
BANKS, Charles 28 Storeman
BEER, Thomas 18 Printer
    Rotation 398. Permit 377.
    Going to Ambrose TOBY, Port Elizabeth.
BARNET, William 39 Farm laborer; Ann, 30, cook and child.
BYERLEY, Christiana 53 Husband in colony; Alfred, 18, turner; George, 14
    Mrs. BYERLEY pays her passage at contract rate.
    Going to W. BYERLEY, pastry cook, Port Elizabeth.
BOYLAND, Mathew 22 Farm laborer
BALL, Job 30 Farm laborer; Mary-Ann, 29, and 4 children.
BISHOP, Thomas 19 Farm laborer
BEECHY, Job 23 Boot maker; Ann, 23.
BROOKS, Solomon 28 Farm laborer; Elizabeth, 32, and 2 children.
BELLMAN, John 20 Groom
BARTLEY, Thomas 29 Bricklayer; Margraet, 29, cook; and child.
CASEY, Mary 18 Dressmaker
CLARK, William 22 Farm laborer
CADELL, Albert 20 Slater and plasterer
CAWOOD, Hannah 27 Housemaid
    Rotation 328. Permit 312.
    Going to Jeremiah FOWLDS, Port Elizabeth.
COOK, Needham 20 Farm laborer
CHARLES, Charles 21 Joiner
CADEL, Alfred 20 Jane, 23.
CASSIE, Richard 41 Carpenter and joiner;
    Elizabeth l., 40, Mary A., 17, pupil teacher.
COWLY, Henry 26 Farm laborer; Rachale, 28, dairy maid; and child.
CRESSWELL, William 19 Farm laborer
COLSON, Jane 34 House servant
CROCKET, Andrew 21 Laborer; Rotation 232. Permit 227.
    Going to James CROCKET, mason, Humansdorp, Uitenhage.
COONEY, Catherine 18  
COONEY, Martin 20  
CONNOLLY, Mary Julia 22 House servant
DRISCOLL, John 25 Laborer; Jane, 22, milliner.
    Rotation 36. Permit 36.
    Going to William EDMONDS, mason, Port Elizabeth.
DAVIES, Margaret 19 House servant; Thomas, 16, carpenter
DRINKWATER, Thomas 41 Farm laborer;
     Hannah, 39, house servant; Mary, 18, farm servant; and 3 children.
DODDS, Thomas 35 Tailor; Ann, 36. Rotation 32. Permit 32.
    Going to John DODDS, painter, Port Elizabeth.
DEMAINE, George 25 Farm servant; Margaret, 24, seamstress; and child.
DUNHAM, Jonathan 21 Carpenter
DUNHAM, John 24 Farm laborer
DOIG, George 24 Bookbinder
EDGSON, Thomas 19 Stonemason
FOWLER, Albert 18 Farm laborer; Martha, 18; Mary, 21, house servant.
FELDON, George 17 Carpenter
FENNELL, William W. 37 Shoemaker; Sarah, 29, and 3 children.
    Mary A., 36, shoebinder; Alfred, 17, shoemaker; 
    Fanny, 15, straw bonnet maker; Elizabeth, 12, house servant; and 4 children.
    Rotation 99. Permit 93.
    Going to W. SAVAGE, storekeeper, Port Elizabeth.
Maria FOWLDS 29 Cook and housemaid; Rotation 323. Permit 312.
    Going to Jeremiah FOWLDS, Port Elizabeth.
FISH, James 31 Boot and shoemaker; Augusta, 27, housemaid, and 3 children.
    Rotation 55. Permit 53.
    Going to Ambrose TOBY, tailor, Port Elizabeth.
FRANCIS, John 23 Carpenter; Lydia, 29, dressmaker.
FRANCIS, Hnery 17 Farm laborer; Mary Ann, 19, house servant.
FOWLER, Sarah 30 Cook
FLATTERY, Hugh 20 Farm laborer
FLATTERY, Daniel 22 Farm laborer
FREEMAN, Philip John 21 Boat builder
FITZPATRICK, Susan 18 House servant
GEYLE, John 21 Shipwright. Rotation 206. Permit 200.
    Going to Ambrose TOBY, Port Elizabeth.
GREGAN, Ellen 28 House servant;  Margaret, 30, ditto.
    Rotation 291. Permit 284.
    Going to M. CAREY, mason, Port Elizabeth.
GLOVER, Thomas L. 31 Coach builder; Eliza, 29, dressmaker, and 3 children.
GRANT, Edward M. 28 Whitesmith; Mary Ann, 31, cook, and child.
GIRLING, Thomas H. 23 Joiner
GRIMSHAW, Charles 28 Tinman; Charlotte, 24,  house servant.
HOPSON, Edward J. 21 Bootmaker
HOULTON, Joseph 18 Farm laborer
HART, Mansfen 42 Farm laborer; Sarah, 41, housemaid; Sarah, 10.
HOLLOWAY, Charles 18 Farm laborer
HATHWAY, George 23 Farm laborer
HARROD, Thomas 22 Carpenter and wheelwright
HOLMES, Thomas 20 Sawyer; Maria, 18, house servant.
HARVEY, William 19 Farm laborer
HALL, Samuel 27 Farm laborer
HOLSTER, Thomas 20 Baker
HARLOW, William 24 Joiner; Elizabeth, 22, general servant, and 2 children.
HOLSTER, Michael 24 Margaret, 18.
HYLAND, Horace 24 Farm laborer
HOLMAN, Edmund 21 Carpenter
HYNES, Mary  20 House servant
HEFFERMAN, Margaret 18 House servant
HICKEY, William 22 Farm laborer; Jane, 23, farm servant, and chiild.
HILL, Thomas 22 Farm laborer
HAYES, Patrick 27 Boot and shoemaker
JEFFERY, James 25 Baker
JAMES, George 26 Groom; Ellen, 26, housemaid, and child.
KELLY, Michael 21 Groom
KNIBBS, John Edward 22 Harness maker; Fanny, 18, housemaid.
KING, Richard John 40 Blacksmith; Eliza, 41, housemaid; 
    Eliza, 19, nursemaid, Julia, 17, house servant; Hamner, 15, house servant; 
    Richard J., 23, blacksmith; and 4 children.
KNIGHT, Sarah 35 Cook and general servant
KINSLEY, Ellen 17 House servant
KETTLE, Alexander 45 Farm laborer; Mary R., 47, dairymaid;
    Margaret, 22, house servant; David, 19, tailor, Andrew, 17, agricultural laborer;
    Alexander, 14, ditto; and 4 children. Rotation 154. Permit 151.
    Going to David KETTLE, gardener, Graham's Town.
LAVER, George 21 Farm laborer
LUCK, Susannah S. 17 House servant
LOCKHART, James T. 32 Storeman; Eliza, 31, housemaid, and 3 children
    Rotation 372. Permit 369.
    Going to James LOCKHART, blacksmith, Port Elizabeth.
LOCKHART, Mary 21 House servant
MILTON, Luke 18 Domestic servant
MOSS, William 20 Farm laborer; Dina, 19, dressmaker, and child.
MADOLE, Mary 17 House servant. Rotation 292. Permit 285.
    Gng to John A. JACKSON, Somerset-street, Grahamstown.
MITCHELL, Grace 22 House servant
McEWEN, Janet 39 House servant; Alexander, 17, mason;
    Peter, 16, farm laborer; Robert, 14, farm laborer, and 2 children.
    Rotation 380. Permit 359.
    Going to John McEWEN, mason, at Cradock.
MARRIOTT, John 24 Agricultural laborer
MGONIGAL, James 43 Boot and shoemaker; Bridget, 38, cook, and 4 children.
    Rotation 65. Permit 63.
    Going to C. McGONIGAL, bootmaker, Settler's Hill, Graham's Town.
McDONNEL, Bernard 45 Agricltural laborer and ploughman; Anne, 35, house servant; 
    Mary, 20; James, 18, farm laborer; Bernard, 15; John, 14; and 4 children.
McMILLAN, Agnes 18 Dressmaker
MINOGUE, John 20 Farm laborer
MORONEY, Michael 22 Farm laborer
MORONEY, Catherine 21 House servant
McNAMARA, Martin 21 Farm laborer
MACNAMARA, Ann 18 House servant
McMAHON, Michael 44 Farm laborer; Sarah, 38, dressmaker;
    Bridget, 20, dressmaker; Mary, 18, dressmaker; John, 14; Martin, 12.
NICHOLSON, Henry 27 Farm servant; Mary, 27, dairymaid, and 3 children.
NASH, Lucy Maria 22 Nursemaid
PARKER, Christopher 21 Farm laborer
PHILIPS, John 21 Farm laborer
PIKE, William 31 Farm laborer
POWER, Ambrose 24 Gardener
PEARSON, Stephen 20 Boot and shoemaker; Francis, 19, house servant.
PIKE, Richard 23 Domestic servant
POVEY, William 38 Domestic  servant; Thomas E., 10, and child.
RYAN, Michael 24 Storeman
ROGERS, William 17 Carpenter and millwright
READ, Mary J. 19 House servant. Rotation 351. Permit 339.
    Going to Margaret O'CONNOR, Port Elizabeth.
ROY, David 31 Farm laborer; Margaret, 28, general servant, and child.
    Rotation 239. Permit 231.
    Going to John McNAUGHTON, brickmaker, King William's Town.
RIGG, Samuel 20 Warehouseman. Rotation 400. Permit 379.
    Going to W. RIGG, storeman, Port Elizabeth.
ROBINSON, William 18 Carpenter
ROBINSON, John 19 Bricklayer
STEVENS, John 20 Farm laborer
SPIRET, James 23 Mason and bricklayer
SMITH, John 22 Mason; Isabella, 21, house servant.
STARBUCK, Eliza 22 House servant
STAMP, Thomas 42 Gardener; Sarah, 35, housemaid; Miles, 17, gardener.
    Rotation 230. Permit 225.
    Going to Jno. A. FLETCHER, farmer, Zwartkops River, Port Elizabeth.
SHANAHAN, Catherine 22 House servant. Rotation 131. Permit 129.
    Going to Charles McGONIGAL, Graham's Town.
SWITZER, Francis 24 Carpenter
SEATON, Catherine 24 House servant
SMITH, George 12 Rotation 281. Permit 274.
    Going to Ellen SMITH, servant, Mr. SHEPPERSON, Graham's Town.
TALBOYS, Samuel 27 Warehouseman
THOMAS, William 42 Carpenter; Elizabeth, 39, dressmaker.
    Rotation 36. Permit 36.
    Going to W. EDMUNDS, mason, Port Elizabeth.
TORWIN, William 26 Farm laborer; Mary Jane, 22, house servant.
TIDYE, William 48 Carpenter and joiner; Mary, 40, cook.
VAUGHAN, Catherine 26 House servant
WYATT, Henry 20 Farm laborer; Sophia, 23.
WHEELER, Edwin 19 Farm laborer
WALTON, Henry 21 Gardener; Louisa Jane, 21, dressmaker.
WARNER, Jessie 21 Farm laborer
WOOD, William 33 Tailor; Eliza, 25, dressmaker, and child.
    Rotation 230. Permit 225.
    Going to J.A. FLETCHER, Zwartkops River, Port Elizabeth.
WRIGHT, Thomas 21 Currier. Rotation 396. Permit 375.
    Going to H. WRIGHT, Caledon-street, Uitenhage.
WADE, Elizabeth 32 Husband in colony; Eleanor, 8, and child.
    Rotation 262. Permit 259.
    Going to John WADE, boatman, Port Elizabeth.
WAREHAM, William 18 Tailor
WOODCOCK, Ellen 18 Cook
YOUNG, H.P. 20 Soap maker

We learn with sorrow that at an early hour yesterday (Monday) morning, a painful occurrence took place on board the ship Ulysses, now lying in our port. Mr. Robert Allan BARCLAY, late chief officer of the condemned ship Marion (Capt. LEIGHTON), and since acting in that capacity on board the Ulysses, terminated his life in a very melancholy way. He had been in a desponding state since its arrival in harbour, and Capt. LEIGHTON observed a singular change in his manner, more particularly when calling on board the previous evening, to wish him goodbye, the late Commander of the Marion being about to take his departure for England. It had been noticed the same evening by one of his old shipmates, also on board the Ulysses, that he was very desponding; but nothing further occurred to excite suspicion. At about half past five in the morning, however, the cook heard a report similar to that of a pistol, and shortly after the steward and carpenter awoke by the groans of the deceased. On opening his door, they found the room full of smoke, the unfortunate man lying on his bed, and a pistol wound in his chest. The deadly weapon was at his right hand, bearing traces of its use. The boat was immediately sent to shore for medical aid – efforts being made in the meantime by those on board to staunch the wound; but before Dr. [HUNSLEY] - whose attention was prompt - reached the ship, life had fled. Information was [o’ertaken] to Capt. LEIGHTON of the sorrowful event at the same time, and he immediately put off to the ship. Capt. BUCHANAN (of the Ulysses) hastened on board, and subsequently made the necessary arrangements for the interment. The deceased had been Chief Officer under Capt. LEIGHTON for nearly three years; and the good feeling that existed between him and his late Commander, as well as respect sustained for him by his late shipmates (several of whom had joined the Ulysses with him) were the subject of remark here and elsewhere. He leaves a wife and a daughter of tender years to mourn their irreparable loss. His aged parents, too, demand our sympathy, for to them his dutifulness was solace in declining years. The funeral will take place at three o’clock this afternoon.MELANCHOLY OCCURRENCE ON BOARD THE “ULYSSES”

Friday 15 July 1859

DIED yesterday morning of Croup, Elizabeth Sarah Annie, infant daughter of the late Adam and surviving Jane McKENZIE.
15th July 1859.

The Funeral of the late Mr. James McPHAIL will proceed from his late Residence, near the Rev. Mr. HEPBURN’s, Constitution Hill, on Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Friends are invited to attend.
Jno. MATTHEWS, Undertaker
Port Elizabeth
15th July 1859.

Tuesday 19 July 1859

The Funeral of the late William John Elliott, son of Mr. KNOX, Tailor, will proceed from his Residence, St.Andrew’s Street, to the place on interment on Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Friends are invited to attend.
Jno. MATTHEWS, Undertaker
Port Elizabeth
19th July 1859.

Friday 22 July 1859

BIRTH at Burghersdorp on the 18th instant, Mrs. Otto PETERS of a son.

We are informed that upwards of £130 have been handsomely subscribed on behalf of the widow and family of the late Mr. McPHAIL.

Tuesday 26 July 1859

BIRTH at Port Elizabeth on the 24th inst, Mrs. E.H. SHEPHERD of a son.

DIED at Amsterdam Flats on the 19th July 1859, Mrs. Ann HART, widow of the late Joseph HART, aged 53 years.

August 2 – At Graaff-Reinet, in re Petrus Stephanus DU TOIT, of the Graaff-Reinet district, and surviving spouse Maryna Johanna BURGER.
August 2 – At Graaff-Reinet, in re Anna Christina PIETERSE, of the Graaff-Reinet district, and surviving spouse Floris Johannes SHABBERT.
August 5 – At Elands Post, in re Jacoba Johanna VIVER, of the Stockenstrom district, and surviving spouse Jacobus DE KLERK.
August 5 – At Fort Beaufort, in re George Butler CURLE, of the Fort Beaufort district, and surviving spouse Mary Ann ULGATE.
August 5 – At Bathurst, in re John SANDERS, of the Beaufort district.
August 9 – At East London, in re John ACTON, of the East London district, and surviving spouse Mary DEVITT.
August 5 – At Alice, in re Susanna Maria Magdalena ELS, of the Alice district, and surviving spouse Wilhelimus Christoffel ELS.
August 11 – At Peddie, in re Sarah Jane DICKS, of the Peddie district, and surviving spouse William BARTLETT.
August 12 – At Fort Beaufort, in re Elizabeth LEONARD, of the Albany district, and surviving spouse Edward LEONARD.
August 12 – At Hopetown, in re Gert Mathys VAN WYK, of the Hopetown district, and surviving spouse Catherina Maria DURAN.
August 17 – At Grahamstown, in re Susanna Gertruyda Cert VAN DER MERWE, of the Albany district, and surviving spouse John KERT.

Friday 29 July 1859

BIRTH at Victoria West on Saturday 23rd July, Mrs. Henry WILLIAMS of a son.

Queen Street, Port Elizabeth
William HYDE having dissolved partnership with James DEVITT will not be answerable for any debts incurred by the said James DEVITT.
W. HYDE respectfully calls the attention of the inhabitants of this town to his style of manufacturing Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Boots and Shoes.
Country orders executed with dispatch.

Notice of Removal
Turner &c
Next door to Mr. MORHAN, Gunsmith
Orders executed with promptitude
Ladders, Pump Hoses &c made to order.

Tuesday 2 August 1859

The Burlington, Captain HOWSE, with immigrants, arrived in Table Bay on Tuesday afternoon, the 26th July, but owing to a south-east wind blowing she did not reach the anchorage until night. At daylight yesterday morning she was visited by the port captain and health officer. They have reported very approvingly of the accommodation, cleanliness and general appearance of the vessel and her passengers. There has only been one death (that of a child) during the whole voyage. This speaks much for the care and attention of the captain and medical officer. The immigrants, we understand, speak very highly of both gentlemen. – About noon Captain SAMPSON, the immigration agent, landed the whole of the immigrants, who were immediately moved to the depot, where suitable preparations for their reception had been priorly made by Superintendent [HOKIRK]……
Cape Argus

Friday 5 August 1859

The Coldstream, 758 tons, Captain KENNEDY, with immigrants for this port, arrived here on Wednesday last, the 3rd instant. The left Plymouth on the evening of the 6th June and has made a fine run of 57 days, bringing 255 immigrants, of whom 110 are permit cases. There has been no sickness whatever on board, but the number originally embarked has been increased by two births during the voyage. The emigrants are all in excellent health and in good spirits; and both Capt. KENNEDY and the Surgeon-Superintendent, James E. COWARD Esq, under whose charge they were placed, report very favorably of their conduct during the voyage.
This is Dr. COWARD’s second visit, he having previously been here in charge of the immigrants by the Indian Queen.
Immediately after the arrival of the Coldstream, Mr. LONGLANDS, the Immigration Agent, and Mr. PINNEY went on board. Mr. LONGLAND’s report is quite satisfactory. The accommodation afforded by the vessel was good, and the ventilation all that could be desired. In the course of the afternoon several of the permit cases were landed, and were at once received by their friends. The whole of the immigrants were landed yesterday and have been comfortably provided for at the depot.
In addition to the immigrants, Mr. and Mrs. GREENWOOD and family, Mrs. COWARD and family and Mrs. NORTH came as passengers by this vessel.
It has been the subject of complaint by several persons who have relatives on board this vessel that they have not received any advice from the colonial office respecting their departure or the time they might be expected to arrive here.
We publish below a list of the new arrivals by the Coldstream, showing their names, ages and occupations.

AXFORD, William 18   Store porter
BLAKE, Maria 24 House servant
BALDWIN, Austin S. 23 Bootmaker; Eliza, 25; and child.
BAXTER, James 23 Blacksmith
BUTLER, Bridget 30 House servant
BLONG, Anne 22 Laundress
BANNON, Mary 21 House servant
BIGNELL, Nathaniel 27 Carpenter; Matilda, 30; and 3 children.
BIGNELL, Alfred 20 Joiner and carpenter
BREWER, Richard 30 Blacksmith
BLENCOEW, John G. 20 Baker
BEATSON, Jane 40 Cook
    Going to Mr. KIRKWOOD Port Elizabeth
BAILEY, Charles J. 17 Painter
BUZZO, Jane 40 Laundress; Jane, 19, house servant; Thomas, 17.
    Rotation No. 405. Permit No. 384
    Going to W. BUZZO, their son and brother (stevedore), Port Elizabeth.
BUTCHER, William 26 Farm laborer; Elizabeth, 27, laundress.
BATES, William 25 Wheelwright; Emily, 22; and child.
    Rotation No. 312. Permit No. 304.
    Going to his brother, W.H. BATES (storekeeper), Eland Post.
BATES, Elia 18 Straw bonnet maker
    Going to her father, W.H. BATES.
BROPHY, Edmund 22 Saddle and harness maker
    Rotation No. 409. Permit No, 430.
    Going to his brother, J.W. BROPHY (shoemaker), Algoa Bay.
BILLINGTON. Mary Anne  25 House servant. Rotation No. 475. Permit No. 445. 
    Going to W. LING, carpenter, Port Elizabeth.
BODIL, Chas. 18 Blacksmith. Rotation No. 493. Permit No. 465.
    Going to Jos. BODIL (smith), Port Elizabeth. 
CONGDON, William 22 Mason
CASTLES, Charles 18 Domestic servant
CORCORAN, Denis 22 Farm servant
CASSIDY, Denis 23 Stone mason
    Going to John MOORE (mason), Algoa Bay.
CRUCIFIX, George 29 Painter; Elizabeth, 27; and 2 children.
CONNOLLY, Maria 19 House servant
CONNOR, Ellen 22 ditto
COLEMAN, Catherine 28 ditto
CLEARY, Anne 20 ditto
CLAYTON, George 30 Hairdresser; Hannah, 28, dressmaker; and 3 children.
    Rotation No. 321. Permit No. 311.
    Going to Thomas SUGDEN, Port Elizabeth.
CARROL, Patrick 40 Boot and shoemaker; Mary, 38, dressmaker and milliner
    John, 19, shoemaker; Margaret, 16, dressmaker; Mary Jane, 12, ditto; James, 10.
CORCORAN, Anne 40 House servant
CLEAVER, Edward 17 Blacksmith
CORBETT, Mary 22 Domestic servant
COOK, Catherine 46 House servant; Frank, 26, wheelwright and cartwright;
    Patrick, 24, sawyer; Bernard, 20, carpenter; Willy, 17, ditto.
    Rotation No, 435. Permit No. 408.
    Going to Jno. COOK (sawyer), Port Elizabeth.
COPPARD, James 30 Farm laborer; Sarah, 32, dairy servant; and 5 children.
COLEMAN, John 19 Farm laborer; George, 18, ditto.
CONNOR, Anne 20 Domestic servant. Rotation No. 483. Permit No. 454.
    Going to Rose CONNOR, Port Elizabeth.
DUFFY, Bridget 21 House servant
DAVIDSON, William S.  27 Carpenter; Mary Ann, 25; and child.
DALEY, Martin 26 Blacksmith; Jane, 24; Mary Ann, 22; John, infant.
DOYLE, Ellen 24 House servant. Rotation No. 297. Permit No. 290.
    Going to James MACKNALLY, Graham's Town.
DICKINSON, John 48 Carpenter; Sarah, 46; Susan, 22, domestic; and 4 children.
    Rotation No. 226. Permit No. 221.
    Going to his son George DICKINSON (storekeeper), Port Elizabeth.
DUGDALE, John 22 Farm laborer; Mary, 21, dressmaker.
DANIEL, Edwin 29 Mason; Susannah, 27; and one child.
DART, John 24 Farm laborer
ELLIOT, Edwin 27 Carpenter and joiner
EGAN, John 22 Farm laborer
    Going to Mr. CONSIDINE, Port Elizabeth.
FEATHER, Joseph 21 Wool-sorter; Robert, 25, ditto.
    Rotation No. 474. Permit No. 444.
    Going to G. FEATHER (storeman), Pt. Elizabeth.
FRAZER, James 27 Joiner and cabinet maker (Cousin of Robert SHAW);
    Jane, 22; and one child.
GILLIGAN, Morgan 20 Bricklayer and mason
GARDENER, James 21 Printer
HOYLE, John 20 Blacksmith
HOLLAMBY, Frederick 21 Carpenter
HARDING, Thomas 27 Mason; Mary Ann, 29; and two children.
HIRD, Hannah 16 House servant (niece to Geo. CLAYTON, by this ship)
HEAP, John 21 Joiner and carpenter
HYNIS, Sabrina 19 House servant
HORAN, Maria 21 ditto
HOARY, Margaret 24 ditto
HALE, Matthew 22 Bootmaker; Mary Ann, 22.
HYDE, Frederick 40 Shoemaker; Frederick, 18, laborer; John, 16, shoemaker.
    Rotation No. 415. Permit No. 391.
    Going to his brother Wm. HYDE (shoemaker), Po Elizabeth.
HARRIS, Mary Ann 28 Rotation No. 342. Permit No. 330.
    Going to W.L. VICARY (carpenter), Cradock.
HICKEY, Bridget 30 House servant. Rotation No. 31. Permit No. 31.
    Going to her brother-in-law P. FLANAGAN (tide waiter), Port Elizabeth.
JOHNSON, John 50 Shoemaker; John, 20, carpenter; Elizabeth, 23, house servant.
    Mr. JOHNSON has paid his passage at contract rate.
    Son and daughter to John JOHNSON.
    His other son is Thomas JOHNSON (shoemaker), Bedford.
JARRARD, George 33 Carpenter; Ann, 33; and 6 children.
    Rotation No. 167. Permit No. 163.
    Going to John JARRARD, Richmond, Eastern Frontier.
KILLEEN, Patrick 22 Farm laborer; Maria, 18, house servant.
KILLEN, James 20 Farm laborer. Rotation No. 482. Permit No. 395.
    Going to Eliza HENNESSY, Port Elizabeth.
KEOUGH, Thomas 23 Painter; Julia, 20, dressmaker.
    Friends of W. BROPHY (shoemaker) at Algoa Bay.
KING, Thomas 16 Storeman. Rotation No. 419. Permit No. 395.
    Going to John SMITH (his step-father) brickmaker, Port Elizabeth.
LANTRY. Michael 23 Farm servant; Catherine, 20, house servant (brother and sister)
LARKIN, Catherine 19 House servant
LOCK, Sarah 24 House servant
LONDON, Octavius 29 Storeman. 
LARKIN, Thomas 22 Agricultural laborer
MANNING, Henry 23 Carpenter
MALONE. Edward 28 Farm laborer
MOONEY, Patrick 20 ditto
McEVOY, John 25 ditto
MORGAN, James 25 ditto; Deborah, 23, house servant.
MICHAUX, James 17 Engraver
MEAGHER, Robert 30 Farm laborer. Rotation No. 255. Permit No. 248.
    Going to Honoria O'NEIL. G. Town.
MUSKETT, John 30 Bootmaker; Caroline, 28; and one child.
MANION, Thomas 22 Farm laborer. Rotation No. 483. Permit No. 454.
    Going to Rose CONNOR, Port Elizabeth.
MADDEN, Daniel 25 Farm laborer
McKEON, Mary 17 House servant; Bridget, 16, ditto.
    Rotation No. 436. Permit No. 409.
    Going to J. COOK, sawyer, Port Elizabeth.
MORGAN, William 30 Mason; Ann, 30; and one child.
NETHERTON, William 19 Farm laborer and general servant
NIXON, Mary 33 William, 15; and 4 children.
    Rotation No. 357. Permit No. 355.
    Going to her husband (shipwright), Mathew  NIXON, Port Elizabeth.
NEWMAN, Joseph 38 Coach trimmer and harness maker
O'NEIL, Eliza 19 House servant
O'GORMA, Patrick 44 Saddler and harness maker; Mary Ann, 38, dressmaker;
    John, 18, harness maker; Patrick, 7.
    Rotation No. 450. Permit No. 439.
    Going to their relative W. BROPHY, bootmaker, Port Elizabeth.
O'GORMA, Catherine 42 House servant. Sister to Patrick O'GORMA
O'NEIL, Patrick 30 Farm laborer. Rotation No. 255. Permit No. 248.
    Going to his sister Honoria O'NEIL, Graham's Town.
PARR, John George 19 Tailor; Catherine, 20.
PETRI, James 20 Blacksmith
PONSONBY, Maria 43 Ann, 18; Sarah, 17; and 3 children.
    Rotation No. 421. Permit No. 397.
    Going to Thomas PONSONBY, carpenter, Port Elizabeth.
POPE, Charles 18 Stonemason
PARSONS, John 18 Farm servant
REDDEN, Maria 20 House servant
RIGNEY, Ellen 20 ditto
ROLF, Charles 23 Blacksmith
SCOTT, James 26 ditto; Mary, 24.
SHERIDAN, Maurice 24 Farm laborer
SERVANT, Joseph 24 Storekeeper: Sarah, 22, milliner.
    Their uncle, in this ship, is Joseph SWALLOW.
SWALLOW, Joseph 31 Cabinet maker
SMITH, George 23 Carpenter and joiner
SHERLOCK, Bridget 19 House servant
STILLWELL, Moses 22 Sawyer
SUGDEN, Harriet 37 Needlewoman. Rotation No, 321. Permit No. 311.
    Going to Thomas SUGDEN, Port Elizabeth.
STARTUP, William   Farm laborer. Going to __ HARROWS, brickmaker, Port Elizabeth.
SHAW, Roger 37 Carpenter and joiner; Mary, 35;
    Jane, 17, house servant; Thomas, 15; William, 13; and 4 children.
    Rotation No. 382. Permit No, 361.
    Going to his brother Thomas SHAW, cabinet maker, Graham's Town.
STRITCH, Thomas 22 Farm laborer. Rotation No. 297, Permit No, 280.
    Going to James MACKNALLY, Graham's Town.
STRAIGHT, Charlotte 18 Nursemaid
    Going to her brother-in-law, Charles SMITH, Fort Beaufort.
SCOTT, Henry 35 Tinplate worker; Sarah Ann, 30.
    Rotation No. 352. Permit 340.
    Going to A. WILLMORE, Worcester-street, Graham's Town.
SUTHERLAND, James 21 Tailor. Rotation No. 103. Permit No. __
    Going to his uncle W. SUTHERLAND, tailor, Cross-street, Graham's Town.
SHUTTLEWORTH, David 22 Mason; Susannah, 28, dressmaker.
SMITH, John James 19 General laborer
THYNNE, Michael 22 Wheelwright
TUCKER, William 13 Going to William TUCK [sic] (his uncle), Somerset East
TOUHY, Mary 22 House servant
TRACEY, Margaret 23 ditto
TAYLOR, William 42 Shepherd; Susan, 40.
    Going to his brother-in-law J. JENNINGS, dairy-farm, Graham's Town.
TRIMEBLE, John 32 Carpenter and joiner; Josephine, 28, laundress.
TAYLOR, William 26 Painter
VICARY, John 18 Farm laborer. Rotation No. 342. Permit No. 330.
    Going to his uncle R.L. VICARY, Cradock.
VAUGHAN, Hannah 24 Cook
WILCOCKS, Hiram 32 Carpenter and joiner; Sarah, 30; and 2 children.
    Going to Jeremiah FOULDS (mason), Algoa Bay.
WHAPHAM, William 28 Cooper
WISE, Caleb 28 Carpenter and joiner; Elizabeth, 29; and 3 children.
WARREN, William 33 Bricklayer; Ellen, 30, and child. 
    Rotation No. 420. Permit No. 396.
    Going to T. DIXON (builder), Graaff-Reinet.
WHITE, Sidney 18 Storeman
    Going to Sidney Hill, at Mr. SAVAGE's, Port Elizabeth.
WEBSTER, Anthony 34 Blacksmith; Jane, 38; and 4 children.
    Going to Wm. TUCK, Somerset East.
YOUNG, Robert 28 House carpenter; Ann, 24, house servant.
    Going with Mary and Bridget McKEON

Tuesday 9 August 1859

NOTICE is hereby given that I will not hold myself responsible for any debts which may be incurred by Eliza JOHNSON, formerly Eliza WARREN, of Capetown.
1st August 1859

Notice id hereby given that I, Eliza JOHNSON, formerly Eliza WARREN of Capetown, will not hold myself liable or responsible for the Clothing, or contracting of any debts which have, or may be incurred by James JOHNSON, carpenter.
Port Elizabeth Aug 5th 1859

Friday 12 August 1859

BIRTH at Port Elizabeth on the 11th instant, the wife of Herbert LONGLANDS Esq. BA, of a daughter.

August 16 – At Uitenhage, in re Martha Margretta LINDEGNE, of the Uitenhage district, and surviving spouse Justinus RENS.
August 16 – At Uitenhage, in re Magdalena Andrieina Herculina PIENAAR, of the Uitenhage district, and surviving spouse Gerhardus Ignatius OOSTHUISEN.
August 18 – At Burghersdorp, in re Robert JOHNSON, of Burghersdorp, Auctioneer and General Agent, third.
August 19 – At Hopetown, in re Anna Gerhardida VAN DER MERWE, of the Hopetown district, and surviving spouse Jan Albert SWILGERS.
August 20 – At Colesberg, in re Marta Jacoba SMIT, widow of Johannes Jacobus SMALL of Hanover.
August 25 – At Port Elizabeth, in re Wm. BUCKLEY of Port Elizabeth, shopkeeper, third.
September 6 – At Uitenhage, in re Elizabeth Margaretha Dorothea VAN DER MERWE, of the Uitenhage district, and surviving spouse Gert NEL.
September 9 – At Fort Beaufort, in re Priesthood BOUCHER, of the Fort Beaufort district.

Tuesday 16 August 1859

BIRTH at Port Elizabeth on Sunday the 14th instant, Mrs. Wm. VERITY of a son.

Friday 19 August 1859

Port Elizabeth, August 17th 1859
To the Editor of the Eastern province Herald
Permit me to suggest to the authorities of Port Elizabeth the expediency of prohibiting the present mode of landing passengers at this port, arriving by sea. To the male sex it is inconvenient and unpleasant, to say the least of ; but to the opposite sex, the act of riding on a man’s back is disgusting, indelicate and demoralizing in its tendency, and loudly calls forth for an immediate stop being put to it. A sedan chair, with handles to rest on men’s shoulders, would prove to be well adapted for the object above. It could be constructed of cane, or other light material, at very small cost.
I am, Sir, yours &c
One Disgusted

Tuesday 23 August 1859

Lately arrived by the “Coldstream”, having decided upon practising in Port Elizabeth, may be consulted by application at his Residence in Hill-street, opposite London House, lately in the occupation of Mr. PASSMORE.
At home for Dental Surgery daily from 9 to 10am.
Port Elizabeth
August 23rd 1859.

BIRTH – Mrs. H. SCRIVENOR of a daughter.
August 23 1859

The widow and children of the late Mr. Wm. BOONE beg to return thanks to those kind friends who have shown so much respect to the remains of their late lamented husband and father, and would also thank them for the manifold kindnesses and attention shown to them in this their hour of deep affliction.

It is our painful duty to report, in our present issue, the death of a well known and much respected townsman – that of Mr. BOONE – which took place early on Friday morning last, very suddenly. On the preceding Thursday evening he had, as usual, attended Divine Service in Trinity Church, and did not, either at Church or on his return home, make any complaints of being unwell; but seemed in unusually high spirits. Shortly after he had retired to rest, however, he suddenly complained of illness, and becoming worse, a medical man was sent for, before whose arrival death had already laid him low. The deceased had for many years conducted the butchering business of Messrs. Reid & Williams, and during the whole of that period had given the greatest satisfaction to his employer. He has left a widow and family to deplore the loss of a kind and affectionate husband and parent. The funeral of the late Mr. BOONE took place on Sunday morning last, and about 100 persons paid the last tribute of respect to their departed friend by following his remains to the grave.

Whereas from information laid before Alexander William McMASTER, one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace, in and for the division of Uitenhage, there is reason to believe that
James SAVAGE and
did, within the last niner days past, commit the crime of Willful Murder, by drowning one “GAGHAN”, a discharged soldier of the 73rd Regt. of Foot, in the Sunday’s River, near Addo Drift, in the Fieldcornetcy of Coega; and whereas a warrant for the apprehension of the said persons, on the charge aforesaid, has been duly granted;
Now, therefore, in the name of our Sovereign Lady the Queen, I hereby require and command all Peace Officers, Chief Police and other Constables, Fieldcornets, and other Officers of the Law, proper to the execution of Criminal Warrants, that they be using their utmost endeavours to apprehend and lodge the said persons, or cause them to be apprehended and lodged, in the nearest Gaol, for the purpose of being forwarded to Uitenhage to be examined relative to the said charge, and to be further dealt with as the Law directs.
Given under my hand at the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Uitenhage, this 17th day of August 1859.
Little is known of the deceased or his alleged murderers, except that the deceased has been a labourer in the employ of the Road Party at Addo Drift.
Thomas CARRIGAN is said to be a discharged soldier of the 27th Regt, about 5 feet 8 inches high, with red, curly hair and freckled in face.
Robert BAXTER is described as being an old 91st man, about 5 feet 9 inches high, and deeply pitted by the smallpox.
James SAVAGE, it is said, was discharged from the 9th Regt. of Foot, is about 5 feet 7½ inches high, and has brown hair.
Harry SITTIES, from what I have gathered, is a Hottentot, and was convicted some time back by the Circuit Court for the crime of theft.
These four persons were all employed until lately by the Road Board at the Sunday’s River works.

Friday 2 September 1859

MARRIED on the 25th day of August 1859, at St.Mary’s Church, Port Elizabeth, by the Revd. E. Pickering, Col. Chaplain, Arthur LEWIS to Charlotte DYASON, second daughter of George DYASON Esq, late Civil Commissioner and Resident Magistrate for Graaff-Reinet.

DIED at Colesberg on 28th August 1859, deeply regretted by relations and friends, Mr. David ARNOT Senior, aged 64 years, 1 month and 13 days, after a short but painful illness, which he bore with Christian resignation.

Public Prosecutor’s Office, Uitenhage
27th August 1859
In reference to my notice of the 17th of August 1859, respecting the alleged murder of one Daniel GAGHAN by four discharged soldiers,
The following extract of a letter from Arthur TWEED Esq, Acting Resident Magistrate of Alexandria, is hereby published for general information.
The Acting Public Prosecutor
Resident Magistrate’s Office,
Alexandria, 25th August 1859
“The next morning (the 3rd instant), he, Daniel GAGHAN, was brought before me for a breach of the peace and fined. The marks visible about his eyes and temples, which have given rise to the suspicion of murder, and, consequent thereon, the issue of the warrant against the four persons mentioned in your notice, were fresh when he was brought before me on the 3rd instant. He was last seen in two villages on the 9th instant.
I have &c
Arthur TWEED
Acting Magistrate, Alexandria.”
Wherefore, as the only suspicion which existed against the said four persons, Thomas CARRIGAN, Robert BAXTER, James SAVAGE and James TITTIES [sic] has, to my mind, been satisfactorily removed, I hereby make known that the warrant of apprehension issued against them has been withdrawn and abnegated, and the same is hereby cancelled.

Friday 9 September 1859

MARRIED by special licence, September 3rd 1859, at the residence of Mr. H. STAINES, by the Rev. A. Robson, William DUNN Esq to Sarah Elizabeth, second daughter of the late James HOWSE Esq, of Graham’s Town.

DIED at Uitenhage on the 2nd instant, of inflammation of the lungs, at the age of two years and two and a half months, Henry, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. H.O. LANGE.

Sept 16 – At Richmond, in re Elizabeth Susanna Catharina BOOYSENS (a minor), of the Richmond district.
Sept 17 – At Colesberg, in re Peter MATHEWSON, of the Colesberg district.
Sept 26 – At Uitenhage, in re Magdalena Petronella JOUBERT (a minor) of the Uitenhage district.
Sept 27 – At Uitenhage, in re Gert KOETZERS.
Sept 27 – At Uitenhage, in re James ROSCH, and surviving spouse Anna Sophia FRITZ.

Tuesday 13 September 1859

having heard that report is current to the effect that he is about to leave Port Elizabeth, begs to inform his Customers and others that at present he has no such intention. His present intentions are (if nothing unforeseen prevents) to end his days in this country, and hopes that nothing will be wanting on his part to merit a continuance of the support he has hitherto enjoyed.
A.T. further begs to inform Merchants and others that, by the arrival of
Mr. James FISH
Boot and Shoemaker, from England, he is able to add to his present business a
Wholesale and Retail Boot and Shoe Manufactory
and has always on hand a superior class of Boots and Shoes made on the premises.
Western House, Port Elizabeth
18th Sept 1859.

Tuesday 20 September 1859

(late of Oxford, England)
Tailor, Robe and Cap Maker
Main-street, opposite Mason’s Hotel, and Thompson-street
G.P. begs to inform the gentry and the public generally that he has commenced business in the above line, and having had considerable experience in the Oxford University trade, feels certain of giving satisfaction to those who may favour him with their support.
NB gentlemen’s own material made up in the newest style.

A Glasgow paper states that two hundred persons, chiefly tradesmen and individuals acquainted with agriculture, left Dundee on the 20th July for the Cape of Good Hope.

This funeral took place yesterday (the 13th inst) and was numerously attended. Mr. RAPER having been a member of the British Lodge of Freemasons, the brethren were invited by circular to attend the funeral obsequies. They mustered in considerable force and followed the remains from the late residence of the deceased, Thanet Cottage, Hanover-street, near the Castle bridge, to the place of interment. There was no Masonic ceremony, but the brethren wore white gloves to distinguish them from the general body of friends.

Friday 23 September 1859

DIED at Velvergenogh, Vogel River, district of Somerset, on Sunday September 11th 1859, Maria Naish, youngest daughter of Thomas WILSON and Sarah COLLARD, aged two years, three months and twenty days.

A fatal accident occurred yesterday week opposite the police station at Altona. A farmer, named Peter DE VILLIERS, of Franschhoek, while driving his ox-wagon along the road, happened unfortunately, through inebriation, it is stated, to fall off his seat and get entangles in the wheels. He only survived a few hours.

Tuesday 27 September 1859

DIED at Fauresmith, Orange Free State, on the 29th August, Jemima Ellen, aged 5 months and 21 days, and on the 10th Sept, Edward Thomas Draper, aged 6 months and 2 days, twin children of W.A. DICKSON.

Friday 30 September 1859

DIED at Port Elizabeth on the evening of the 29th September, after a lingering existence of 9 months, “The Port Elizabeth Cricket Club”
Funeral at 4pm on 31st!


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