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Excerpts from The Gentleman's Magazine

1828 - 1853

Volume XCVIII - July to December1828

Obituaries - year 1828:


June 30.    At Clifton, in her 81st year, Eliz. Widow of J. Rodon, esq. of Jamaica.

August 26.    At Hawkesbury, Upton, Isabella, eldest dau. of late W. Cruickshank, esq. of Jamaica.


Nov. 12.    At Brighton, Joseph Charles Clarke, esq. of Kingston, Jamaica.

Volume XCIX - January to June 1829

Obituaries - year 1829:

Nov. 18.    aged 46, Mr. Anth. Strachan, of Manchioneal, Jamaica

Marriages - year 1829:

Feb. 11.    At Southampton, the Rev. Fred. Russell, to Ellen, eldest dau. of the late Geo. Harrison Cosens, esq. of Jamaica.

Vol. III New Series - January to June 1835

Obituaries - Year 1834:


December 19.    At Saltash, in his eighteenth year, Mr. Stephen Tregen Drew, third son of the late Stephen Drew, esq., of Jamaica, barrister.

West Indies

July 22.     At Jamaica, Lieut. Goulden, 22d Foot.

August 2.     On his passage to Jamaica, Lieut. R.D. French, R.A.

August 20.    At Jamaica, Lieut. Douglas, 64th. Regt., eldest son of late Rev. William Douglas, Canon of Salisbury, &c.

                 In Jamaica, Thos. Pearson, esq. eldest son of the Rev. Thomas Pearson Rector of Great Witley, Wore.

Sept. 29.     Sir Rose Price, Bart.  At Tregwainton, near Penzance, in his 66th. year, Sir Rose Price, of that place, Bart.
Sir Rose Price was descended from Capt. Francis Price, a Welchman, who settled in Jamaica after assisting in the conquest of that island in 1655.  His great-uncle, Sir Charles Price, was for many years Speaker of the Jamaica House of Assembly; on his resignation of which office, in 1763, his son was immediately elected in his place.  A Baronetcy was conferred on the former in 1768, which became extinct with his son, also Sir Charles, in 1788.
Sir Rose Price was the only surviving son of John Price, esq. who died at Penzance in 1796, by Elizabeth, daughter of John Brammar, esq. of St. John's, Jamaica.
A baronetcy was conferred on this gentleman, by patent dated May 30, 1815.  He married in 1798, Elizabeth, youngest daughter and coheiress of Charles Lambart, of Beaupark, Co. Meath, esq. and sister to the late Frances-Thomasina Countess Talbot.  By this lady, who died December 2, 1826, he had issue five sons and eight daughters:  1. Rose Lambart Price, esq. who married in 1824, Catherine Countess dowager of Desart, eldest daughter and coheiress of Maurice Nugent O'Connor, esq. and died in Jan. 1826, leaving an only child, Maria;  2. Sir Charles Dutton Price, who has succeeded to the title; he was born in 1800, and is a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy;  3. Francis, a Lieut. In the 19th. foot;  4. Elizabeth-Mary;  5. Charlotte;  6. Emily;  7. John;  8. Agnes;  9. Anne;  10. George;  11. Julin;  12. Louisa-Douglas;  13. Thomas; and  14. Jane Frances.

October (no day)    Shipwrecked on the coast of America and drowned, with 16 others, H. Smithe, esq. of Kingston, Jamaica, late of Eastling, Kent.

December 15.     Aged 26, John Stuart Jerdan, esq. one of the stipendiary magistrates for Jamaica, the eldest son of William Jerdan, esq. of Brompton.  Of his loss in the district of Manchioneal, in the parish of St. Thomas in the East, the Jamaica Dispatch says: "To an active and enterprising character he added a zeal in the execution of his arduous duties, which rendered him respected and beloved both by master and servant; he tempered justice with mercy; and just as his labours were becoming almost a sinecure, from his judicious conduct, the island was deprived of his services."
 Previous to his departure for the West Indies, Mr. Jerdan, seconding the ardent wish of his father for its success, performed the functions of Secretary for the Abbotsford Subscription; and acquitted himself in so zealous and excellent a manner as to receive the grateful acknowledgments and warm approbation of the Committee.  He was much attached to the study of natural history, and made some find collections in entomology in England, the Netherlands, and Jamaica.  He was nephew to Col. John Stuart Jerdan, whose remains lie at the Cape of Good Hope.

Obituary - Year 1835

Late (Between Feb. and March).  In South St., aged 86, Dame Mary Affleck.  She was first married to Richard Vassal, esq. of Jamaica, by whom she had an only daughter, Elizabeth, the present Lady Holland; and secondly, to Sir Gilbert Affleck, Bart. who died without issue in 1906.


December 9, 1834.     At Islington, the Rev. John Hambledon, Minister of Holloway Chapel, Middlesex, to Sophia Anglin, daughter of the late George Lawrence, esq. of St. James, Jamaica.

Volume XVIII - July to December 1842

Clergy Deceased - Year 1842:

May 11.     In Jamaica, aged 57, the Rev. John Henry Gegg, D.C. formerly of Uphill, Somerset.

Obituary - Year 1842:

Lately.     At Jamaica, aged 18, Francis, tenth son of John Barrow, Esq. Of Wedmore, Somerset.

April 29.     In Jamaica, aged 39, Lieut.-Col. Charles Markham, 60th. rifles.

May 13.     At Lucea, Jamaica, David Grant, Esq. of South-pl. Finsbury.

August 27.     At his residence, Erlwood, near Bagshot, in his 64th. year, Colonel Sir Edmund Currey, K.C.H.
He was the fifth son of the Rev. John Currey, Rector of Dartford, Kent by the only daughter of George Elliott, Esq. of Stobbs, N.B. and Wombwell Hall, Kent.  He was made a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in 1794; served in the campaigns in Holland and Egypt; was appointed Aide-de-camp to his Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester in 1803, and Secretary and Comptroller of his household in 1805.  He retired from the Artillery in 1808, but received the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel from William IV on his accession, and the honour of the Guelphie order on the death of the Duke of Gloucester in 1834.
Sir Edmund Currey married, June 14, 1828, the Hon. Louise Lawrence Scarlett, second daughter of Lord Abinger, and only sister of Lady Stratheden.  By this lady, who survives him, he has left an infant family.

September 15.     In Dorset-Sq. William Rhodes James, esq. of Aldeburgh, Suffolk, and of Haughton Tower, Jamaica.

October 11.     In Dorset-pl. John Dick, esq. late of Orange Park, Jamaica.

Marriages - Year 1842:

August 16th.     At Paddington, the Rev. George Hill Clifton, Rector of Ripple and Queenhill, Wore, to Helen-Frances, only child of the late W. Burt Wright, esq. of Jamaica.

October 15.     At Highgate, Henry Batley, esq. of Gray's Inn, to Alice-Sophia, youngest daughter of the late William Hamilton Bullock, esq. of Jamaica.

Births: - Year 1842

November 5.     At Naples, Jamaica, wife of Albin Martin, esq. of Silton, Dorsetshire, a daughter.

Volume XXXIX - January to June 1853

Marriages - Year 1852

October 20.     At Bayswater, Peregrine Taylor Bingley, esq. second son of the late T.B. Bingley, esq. Bengal Horse Art., to Caroline Haughton, dau. of the late John Haughton James, esq. of Jamaica, and widow of the late Lieut.-Col. Clarke, Gren. Guards.

December 18.     At Bromley, Kent, Joseph-Mathew, youngest son of the late Rev. W.H. Howorthy, Rector of Brickling and Kepingham, Norfold, to Jemima-O'Brien, youngest dau. of the late Rev. T. A. Johns, Rector of Vere, Jamaica.

December 22.     At the Presbyterian Church, Upper George St. Alexander Geddes, esq. of Annandale, Jamaica, to Frances, fourth daughter of the late Thomas Evershed, esq. of Pallingham, Sussex.

Marriages - Year 1853

April 14.     At Philadelphia, U.S. William Harding, son of Robert Warner, esq. of Swindon, Wilts, to Annie Taylor, youngest dau. of the late Hon. Robert Johnston, of Jamaica.

Deaths - Year 1852

November 8.     In Jamaica, Anne, wife of W. I. Bussell, M.A. acting Rector of that parish.

November 14.     At Kingston, Jamaica, aged 16, the Rev. Charles Hamilton Batten, B.A., youngest son of the late Rev. Joseph Halley Batten, D.D. Principal of Haileybury College.  He was of St. John's College, Cambridge, B.A. 1851.

Deaths - Year 1853

February 2.     At Falmouth, Jamaica, aged 43, Charles William Rickell, esq. youngest son of the late Joseph Rickell, esq. formerly of Oundle.

February 9.     In Tavistock Sq., aged 65, Judith, relict of Daniel Melhado, esq. late of Jamaica.

        In Jamaica, age 23, Thomas, fourth son of the late Isaac Higgin, esq. of London-st. City.

February 27.     At sea, aged 40, the Rev. Daniel Osborn, of St. George's, Jamaica.

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