Grahamstown Journal

Grahamstown Journal 1870 - 4 - October to December

Monday 3 October 1870

DIED suddenly at Varkenskuil, Division of Bedford, on the 27th September 1870, Richard WELBELOVED Junr, only son of the late Mr. William WELBELOVED, formerly of Grahamstown. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.

Monday 10 October 1870

DIED at the residence of his son-in-law, the Rev G. STEGMAN, in the town of Adelaide, Mr. Henry FULLER, formerly of “Mount Pleasant”, Albany – Farmer – aged 77 years. Deceased was one of the British Settlers of 1820.

DIED on the evening of the 4th instant, in this City, at the residence of her son-in-law, W.A. FLETCHER, Mrs. Sarah PAXTON Senr; aged 90 years. One of the British Settlers of 1820.

Monday 17 October 1870

BIRTH at Grahamstown on the 13th inst, the wife of Inspector D.B. HOOK F.A.M.P, of a daughter.

MARRIED at St.Michael’s Church, Queenstown, by the Rev Canon St.Leger, Anthony, second son of H.L. GOLDSCHMIDT Esq, Capetown, to Harriette Emma, youngest daughter of Temple NOURSE Esq, Queenstown.
Queenstown, 11th October 1870

Monday 24 October 1870

The sudden and unexpected demise of our respected Magistrate and Civil Commissioner, C. HAW Esq, has been the principal topic of conversation during the latter part of the week. The event was so unlooked for that it is difficult even now to realise the fact that he, who was so lately in health and strength amongst us, has been removed to that bourne “from whence no traveller returns”. On Wednesday week he sat in the Court with his accustomed urbanity, recording the votes for the election of members for the Divisional Council; and little did any think who recorded their votes, that they were looking upon him for the last time! Since he has dwelt in our midst he has pursued the even tenour of his way I a quiet, unostentatious manner – fulfilling his public duties with promptness and marked regularity, though, probably, his innate unobtrusiveness recoiled at the thought of leading in those social matters which the general public look to the head of a district to inaugurate and foster. The regret at his loss, however, is universal, as was shown at the funeral on Thursday last, when upwards of 500 people attended, and all the stores and shops were closed at four pm. – Graaff-Reinet Herald.

Friday 28 October 1870

BIRTH at Maclean on Sunday the 23rd October 1870, the wife of Mr. James A. ROBERTSON of a son.

MARRIED at Clumber, on the 6th October 1870, by the Rev E.D. Hepburn, William Martin AUSTEN, of Wittebergen, to Caroline SHEPPERSON, second daughter of B.M. SHEPPERSON Esq of Bathurst.

Monday 31 October 1870

MARRIED at Healdtown, 26th October, by the father of the bride, Charles Henry DRIVER of Peddie to Maria Boyce IMPEY, second daughter of the Rev William IMPEY, General Superintendent of Wesleyan Missions.

DIED of Croup on Tuesday 25th October 1870, Roderick Murchison PAGE, youngest son of Mr. Geo. PAGE, Prince Alfred-street, Grahamstown; aged 4 years and 2 months.

Friday 4 November 1870

BIRTH at Tukula, near Alice, on the 30th October 1870, the wife of Mr. Jno. E. SLATER of a son.

MARRIED at Adelaide on the 26th October, by the Rev Aldred, James Temlett, eldest son of Benjamin HOCKEY, of Port Alfred, to Martha Ann, third daughter of Henry SPARKS Esq of Adelaide.

DIED on the 2nd inst, at Carl’s Rust, Albany, C.F. POHL. Aged 68 years and 10 months.

Monday 14 November 1870

BIRTH at Grahamstown, November 13, the wife of Mr. J.T. JAKINS of a son.

Monday 21 November 1870

DIED at Grahamstown yesterday morning, John William EVANS, one of the Salem Party of British Settlers of 1820, aged 81 years.

Wednesday 23 November 1870

BIRTH at Grahamstown on 19 November, Mrs. W. ANDERSON of a daughter.

BIRTH at Chapel-street, Grahamstown on the 22nd November 1870, Mrs. R. CAMPBELL of a daughter.

Friday 25 November 1870

BIRTH at Dordrecht on the 17th instant, the wife of J.F. SLATER of a son.

MARRIED on Wednesday 23rd Nov, at the Baptist Chapel, Kareiga, by the Rev R.H. Brotherton, Daniel J. BOWLES to Mary Ann BAINES. No cards.

DIED at Fort Peddie on the 3rd November 1870, Henry Mays BOON, aged 45 years and 3 months; leaving a wife and family to mourn their loss.

Monday 28 November 1870

DIED at Orange Grove, the residence of her son-in-law, Major BELL, Mary Aletta JARVIS, relict of the late George JARVIS Esq; aged 62 years.

Wednesday 30 November 1870

MARRIED this morning by special licence in Commemoration Chapel, by the Rev G.H. Green, Catharine, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Joseph RICHARDS, and step daughter of the Hon R. GODLONTON M.L.C, to the Rev John SMITH AM, of Pietermaritzburg, Natal. No cards.

Friday 2 December 1870

DROWNED at Grahamstown on the 25th Nov 1870, Minnie Maggie, daughter of the Rev R. JOHNSTON. Aged two years and three months.

DIED at Bathurst on the 25th November [sic, should be 24th] Phillip HOBBS; aged 79 years. A Settler of 1820.

A communication has just been received from Bathurst announcing the death on the 24th ult of Mr. Philip HOBBS, one of the oldest inhabitants of that village. Deceased was one of the Settlers of 1820, among whom he was well-known for his quiet, unassuming and industrious habits. The deceased became the purchaser some years ago of the Drostdy House and grounds at Bathurst, on which he resided ever after, his homestead being remarkable for its fertility, and for its orangery, now in full bearing. Deceased was for many years a member of the Wesleyan Church, the principles of which were exemplified in his walk and conversation, and in his peaceful death. A few days previous to this event he was reaping in his field. He had attained the ripe age of 79 years.

Wednesday 7 December 1870

BIRTH this morning, the wife of Mr. E.B.C. HOOLE of a daughter.
Grahamstown, 5th Dec 1870

Friday 9 December 1870

BIRTH at Grahamstown on 7th December 1870, the wife of Mr. Jeremiah LONG Junr of a daughter.

Wednesday 14 December 1870

BIRTH this afternoon, the wife of Mr. Thos. HOLLAND of a son.
Grahamstown 12th Dec 1870

Friday 16 December 1870

BIRTH at Cradock on the 10th December 1870, Mrs. R.J. TAYLOR of a daughter.

DIED on the 15th December 1870, at the residence of Mr. H. FRASER, Grahamstown, Mr. Thomas H. RICHMOND, in his 30th years. Friends at a distance will please accept this notice.


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