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Royal Gazette

Aug 23, 1794

Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies


On Thursday last, in this town, Capt. Andrew Rhodes to Mrs. Damaris Landels, widow.


On Mammee Bay Estate, St.Ann's, the 13th last, Mr. Edmund McMorris, Overseer of said estate, an old and respectable inhabitant, sincerely regretted by a numerous acquaintance.

At Whitehouse, Westmorland, Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell, aged upwards of 60 years.

On board the ship Friendship, Lieut. Mitchell, of the 43rd regiment.

In this town, Dr. William Waterman, Mr. James Lunan, Mr. William Thomas Ramage, Miss Frances Sowley, infant daughter of Mr. William Sowley, Mr. Philip Wilson, Mr. William Shrine, Mr. William Knox, Capt. H. Peas, of an American vessel, Mr. James Anderson, Master James Myers, infant son of the late T. Myers, Esq., Mr. James Nigle, Captain James Robertson, of the Diana, Mr. John Sherris, Mrs. E.A. Hogg, wife of Mr. Joseph Hogg, Mr. James Scott, Mr. William Harry, and Master Thomas Stewart, infant son of James Stewart, Esq.

Montego Bay, Aug 16 -

At Fort Augusta, the 5th last, Lieut. Bulkeley, of the 16th regiment.

At Hopewell Estate, St. Ann's, Mr. Bourke.

At Haddington, in this parish, Miss Linton.

In this town, Dr. Stewart Boswell.

At Hampden, Mr. Stewart, Overseer of that estate.

Falmouth, Aug 20 -

In this town, Master Lyon, (lately from England) after a short, but severe illness.

St. Jago de la Vega, Aug 22 -

On Friday night last died at the King's House, in this town, William Belford, Esq., Aid-du-Camp to his Honour the Commander in Chief, Light Dragoons. He was taken ill the Sunday evening proceeding.

Few young men have been more universally or deservedly lamented. The tenderness of his heart, and the humanity of his disposition, have left an indelible impression on the affection of his friends. Every action of his life, every sentiment of his heart, resulted from the source of true honour, the first principles of which were his monitor and his guide. His loss will be sincerely felt by his brother officers, and the soldiers of the regiment, to which we may in truth say he was bright ornament. In short, the most noble as well as last monument of his praise is inscribed on the hearts of his most numerous friends and acquaintance, amidst whole unfeigned tears and lamentations he was interred.

Mr. Belford's remains were entombed on Saturday evening military honours. The 20th Light Dragoons, mounted, and the 62nd Regiment of Foot, attending the funeral.

Died in this town, last Friday evening, Sir James Hay, Bart. Lately from England.

Miscellaneous :

St. Jago de la Vega, Aug 22 - It is with much satisfaction we learn, that the sickness lately prevalent at Port-au-Prince has nearly subsided; that M. Montalambert, with his legion, had been uncommonly successful in several skirmishes with the brigands infesting the neighbourhood; and that, in the plains adjacent, many estates, which had escaped the late too general devastation, were proceeding, in perfect security, to take off their neglected crops.

By a letter received on Wednesday from St. Mark's, we hear that Captain Brisbane has had a correspondence with the Chief of the brigands in the plain of Artibonne, and that terms were actually adjusted. 300 of them are to be taken into British pay, and at the end of five years service to have their freedom. They all refuse having any connection with the Spaniards.

Lieutenant George Kinnaird Dana is appointed Captain of a company in the 13th foot, by purchase, vice Williams, promoted.

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