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Royal Gazette

October 11, 1794

Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies



Oct 3 Harriet Friedeberg, St. Elizabeth

Oct 3 Catherine Friedeberg, St. Elizabeth

Oct 4 William Napier, Hanover

Oct 8 James Russell, Clarendon

Oct 8 Elizabeth Russell, Clarendon


At Hodges, in St. Elizabeth, J.W.S. Griffith, Esq. of Long Hill, in that parish, to Miss Shakespear, daughter of David Shakespear, Esq.


Yesterday se'nnight, at Bellemont, in St. Ann's, Robert Grier, Esq.

In this town, Mr. S. Asbridge, mason; Miss Mary Fenton; and Mr. Charles Wilson, wharfinger.

Montego Bay,

Oct. 4 - On the 31st of July, at Bristol, John Gordon, Esq. proprietor of Glasgow Estate, in this parish.

Monday last Mrs. Nelson, aged 56.

Wednesday, Mr. Dennis Devern, overseer of Providence estate.

Thursday morning, at Glasgow estate, Mr. John Room, nearly 20 years overseer of that property, respected by a numerous acquaintance, who sincerely deplore his loss.

The same day, at Lima estate, Mr. David Crombie, mason; an industrious, promising young man.

In this town, the infant daughter of Mr. John Campbell, of the house of Messrs. Campbell and Eider.


A mulatto boy named Sam, belonging to Agualta Vale estate, was examined on Monday, at the office of the Clerk of the Peace, on a charge of having stolen a gold watch from the house of Robert Hibbert, Esq. and committed for trial. The watch was found in his possession.

St. Jago de la Vega, Oct. 10 - The Grand Jury having found a bill of Indictment against Mr. George Blake, the principal, and Messrs. Lucas and Grant, the seconds, in a late unfortunate duel, and Mr. Blake having absconded, the other Gentlemen took their trials on Monday last.

Mr. Phaire, an officer of the 62nd regiment, related the business to the Court thus; that understanding a challenge had passed between the parties he, from a particular friendship entertained for Mr. Nungle, had endeavoured, as much as possible, to prevent a meeting - that failing in this, in the evening he followed them to the field, where he again endeavoured to effect a reconciliation; that Mr. N. said, the challenge being given by Mr. Blake, the overture must come from him; that Mr. Blake's reply was, that he would come into no terms. The seconds then measured the ground, twelve long paces, desired the parties on the word ready, to raise their pistols, and to wait for the word fire - that Mr. Blake did not wait for the latter word, but having brought his pistol to a proper level, fired, and shot his antagonist through the heart, whose pistol went off when in the act of falling - that the evidence immediately told Mr. Blake the business was unfair, and that he was a villain and an assassin; in which opinion the two seconds most heartily concurred.

After some argument from the Council, the Bench delivered a short but forcible charge to the Jury, reminding them that the prisoners, as accessories, were in the eye of the law to be considered as principals in the murder; but, should the Jury have seen any thing favourable to them in the course of the transaction, it was still optional, and they might be returned not guilty. - They were without hesitation acquitted.

CAVEATS entered in this Office

On whose Estate/By whom entered

Oct 3 McCalla, James by James Laing

Oct 3 Beal, Elizabeth by Charles Hutchinson

Oct 3 Brady, Charles by William Savage

Oct 4 McFarquhar, Price by James Spence

Oct 4 Beal, Edward by R. Murray & A. Rose

Oct 4 Ellis, Susannah by Idem

Oct 4 Cay, William by Rebecca Cay

Oct 4 Phillips, John by Wm. Grant Wallcott

Oct 4 Currie, C. Douglas by Peter Douglas

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