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Royal Gazette

September 20, 1794

Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies


His Majesty's packet boat the Halifax, Mr. John Fenner, Master, sailed from Port Royal on Monday morning, with the mail for Great Britain. Passenger, Alexander Donaldson, Esq.

In the Friends Adventure, from Cork, Messrs. Matthews, Reese, and O'Bryan.


Sep 15 John James Digges La Touche, Kingston


Died yesterday, at the King's House in Spanish Town, universally lamented, Mrs. Williamson, the amiable Lady of his Honour Major General Williamson, Lieutenant Governor, Etc.

On the 1st last at Water Valley estate, St. Mary's, James Nasmyth, Esq. a very old and respectable inhabitant.

At Fort Augusta, Capt. Spens, of the 16th Regiment.

In this town, Mr. John Cowgill, lately from England; Mr. Thomas Baillie; Mr. Wm. Arnold; Dr. Joseph Clark, of the Othello; Miss Ann Stewart, daughter of James Stewart, Esq. and Mr. Asa Leech, mate of the Nance.

Montego Bay, Sept. 13 - At Hampden Estate, last Wednesday, Mr. William Baillie; The day following, at Content Estate, Mr. John Emslie, overseer on that property, much respected.

Falmouth, Sept. 17 - John Durning, Esq. of Dromilly estate; Mr. George Weir, mason; and Mrs. John Phillips, late Overseer on the Spring estate, in this parish.


Sterling Castle, July 29, 1794 - To the Worthy and Independent Freeholders of the Parish of St. Thomas in the Vale: Mr. Whitehorne having intimated to me his positive intention of resigning his seat in the Assembly, at the particular request of a number of my friends, I am induced to offer myself a Candidate for your choice, in the event of such a circumstance taking place. A long residence in this parish, and being known to almost every individual among you, create a hope that my standing forward upon this occasion will not be considered an unwarrantable intrusion. Unconnected with party, I stand a Candidate for your favour not the basis of my own merit as a man; should I, therefore, be so fortunate as to become the free and unbiased choice of my Brother Freeholders, I shall accept their delegation with gratitude, and assure them no exertions, on my part, shall be wanting for the good of this parish and the island in general. I remain, Gentlemen, Your most obedient humble Servant, Thomas Dance.

A Spaniard was on Wednesday committed for trial, on a charge of being concerned in the late robbery of Mr. Kennedy's store, Dry goods, to the amount of nearly one hundred pounds, were found in his possession.

Kingston, June 9, 1794 - The Subscriber being under the necessity of leaving the country for the benefit of his health, begs leave to return his thanks to his friends for their past favours, requesting a continuance of them, as his business will be carried on as usual, having engaged proper people for that purpose. Continues to make Vats, Butt, Etc. - William Pink.

CAVEATS entered in this Office

On whose Estate/By whom entered

Sep 12 Sinclair, Joseph by Lazarus Hyman

Sep 12 Aird, George by Francis Robertson

Sep 13 Gordon, Kenneth by John and Alexander Christie

Sep 13 Nelson, John by Alexander Christie

Sep 16 Labuxthe, Joseph by Nicholas Toussant

Sep 16 Williams, John by William Bradford & John Smith

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