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July 2, 1868 - September 14, 1868

Kingston, Jamaica

July 2, 1868


At Rockfield, St. Ann, on the 27th June 1868, whither she had gone for a change of air, Mrs. Sarah A. French, wife of Thomas French, St. Ann's Bay, age 41 years.

July 3, 1868

The relatives and friends of Mr. George Phillippo will no doubt be glad to hear of his safe arrival at Sierra Leone to assume the important duties of Queen's Advocate.


It is commonly rumoured that the Honourable Mr. Rushworth, Financial Secretary, will leave the island in the course of the ensuing month, on a trip to the mother country.


The Honourable Legislative Council will meet at the usual hour today


A meeting of the shareholders of the Sligo Water Company was held at the Public Buildings in Spanish Town on Tuesday inst. for the purpose of finally determining upon the dissolution of the Company, and disposal of the property. A resolution was agreed to resigning all the powers, rights and immunities of the Company into the hands of the Government of this island, by whom it is understood the works will be improved, so that the inhabitants may be afforded a regular and sufficient supply of water. Hitherto the enterprise has been very badly managed, giving satisfaction to neither the public nor the shareholders. It is to be hoped that under Government control it may be rendered of permanent benefit to the inhabitants of Spanish Town.

July 4, 1868


In this City, on Wednesday the 24th ultimo, the wife of Mr. Charles M. Peynado, of a son.

July 6, 1868

Passengers Arrived

In the R. M. C. Steamer Douro, from Southampton: --

- Lieut. Carey, 3rd West India Regiment

- Qr.-Master Sergeant Green, 2nd West Indie Regiment, wife and 3 children

- Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Sanders and infant

- Mr. H. Brandon

- Mr. T. Alexander

- Mr. J. C. Mackglashan

- Mr. W. Clunie

- Mr. Wm. Alsten

From Demerara: --

- Revd. Moraca

From Water Island: --

- Asst. Paymaster Ed. S. Peach, R. N.

- Mr. J. F. Gour and family

- Messrs. S. & E. Lucas, P. Gauthier, & F. Denis

From Jacmel: --

- Messrs. R. Julien &H. Rampal

- Mr. Alexander and Servant,

In the W. I. & P. Steamer Crusader, from Colon: --

- Mr. Isaac Brandon


Passengers Sailed

In the R. M. C. Steamer Douro, for Colon: --

- Mr. Saulter

- Mr. S. Mendes

- Miss Foderingham

- Misses Lyons and 3 children

- Mr. Thomas Young.

July 7, 1868


At Holmwood, Rae Town, on the 4th instant, the wife of Charles Rampini, Esq., District Judge, of a son.

July 8, 1868


At Lacovia Chapel, St. Elizabeth, on the 25th instant, by the Rev. M. H. Smith, Incumbent, Mr. Charles Edmund Tomlinson to Frances Erzina, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Ralph Tomlinson of Sav-la-Mar.

July 13, 1868

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A. J. Brymer, Esq., and Captain Peynado.



At St. Michael's Church, in this city, on Wednesday, the 8th July, 1868, at noon, by the Revd. Francis S. Bradshaw, L. L. D., Rector of Saint Catherine, assisted by the Rev. Chas. P. Street, Incumbent of St. Michael's, the Revd. Wyndham S. Serres, B. A., and the Revd. James Gayleard, Stipendiary Curate, Mr. Henry Brodhurst, to Eliza Priscilla, eldest daughter of Mr. Thos. B. Clough.


The British Barque Minnie Graham which we reported in a previous issue as having got on a reef on entering Falmouth harbour, has we are glad to learn, been released from her perilous situation, and safely taken into port. A survey was to have been held on Friday to ascertain what damage she sustained. The accident, it is reported, occurred through a wrong order given by the pilot, Mr. Garth, against whom proceedings are to be taken for negligence.


The St. James's Circuit Court was held before the Hon. Justice Ker on the 7th inst. There were but six cases on the calendar, all of them, we are happy to say, of an ordinary character.


Small Pox still prevails in St. James. At last accounts the Postmaster at Montego Bay, and his wife, were both laid up with the scourge, which had already attacked other members of their household.


On Tuesday the 7th inst. the annual meeting of the St. James's branch of the Wesleyan Missionary Society was held at Montego Bay. Several excellent speeches were delivered on the occasion, and the sum of £4 18s collected.

July 14, 1868

There will be a meeting of the Hon. Legislative Council at the usual time and place, today.


We have been requested to announce that the second lecture on behalf of the Church Schools will be delivered this evening by the Rev. Campbell McKinnon, B. A., of Port Royal, on the Poetry of Mrs. E. B. Browning.


We regret exceedingly to record the sudden death, at Spanish Town, on Sunday last, of Mrs. Kemble, wife of Wm Kemble, Esq., the Postmaster for this Island.

July 20, 1868


At Port Antonio, on the evening of the 16th instant, the infant daughter of Mr. John M. Edwards, Wesleyan Teacher of this town.


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Dr. Andrew Dunn, and J. C. Melville, Esq.

July 21, 1868


In this City, on the 10th instant, after a long and painful illness, which he bore with the resignation of a true Christian, Angelo Peat Mercado, Printing Compositor, aged 40 years....He leaves a sorrowing widow and two sons ... to mourn their loss.

At No. 48 Highholborn Street, in this city, on Friday, the 17th instant, Jane Ann, the beloved wife of Mr. Charles M. Peynado, and younger daughter of James Scott, Esq., deeply lamented.


A serious fire occurred at Dawkins' Pen, in the parish of St. Catherine, on Sunday evening, which totally destroyed the "Great House". We have not been able to learn how it originated, but it is said to have been merely accidental. Dawkins' Pen is the property of Colonel Dawkins, proprietor of Dawkins' Caymanas in the same parish.

July 22, 1868

The Coroner's Jury in the inquest held at Ennitto near Chapelton, touching the death of Horatio Wellington, who was found trespassing on the provision grounds of Kenneth McDonald, who gave himself up to the constabulary, stating he had discharged his gun at Wellington, as reported in our last issue, returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death by being accidentally shot, but the coroner refused to receive the verdict, and adjourned the inquest until the 18th, so that a verdict more in accordance with the facts might be returned. The Jury afterwards returned a verdict of Manslaughter against Kenneth McDonald.


The Falmouth Post reports it as a fact that Mr. Justice Lowry has been re-called, and further states that the worthy gentleman was to have left St. Ann's Bay on Monday for this city, for the purpose of making arrangements to take his departure from the Island by the Packet to leave on the 25th instant. It is reported, says our contemporary, that the honorable J. F. Cargill will be appointed to perform the duties of District Judge of the Courts that are to be established in the parish of St. Ann.


The Government has conferred a pension of £225 per annum upon Mr. Richard Parkinson, late Clerk of the Vestry for the Parish of St. Ann. The Falmouth Post from which we gain this intelligence, says that Mr. Parkinson is deservedly esteemed by all classes of his fellow-parishioners, and that the liberal allowance granted to him has given general satisfaction.

July 24, 1868


At Crawle River Pen, Clarendon, on the 20th inst., the wife of Frederick Brennan, Esq., of a daughter.


We learn that his Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint the Revd. Augustus O'Sullivan, son of J. A. O'Sullivan, Esq., Provost-Marshal General, to act as assistant to the Revd. Dr. Bradshaw, Rector of St. Catherine. The pastoral charge of the Churches of Highgate, in St. Catherine, and the Rectory of St. John, will be under the immediate supervision of Mr. O'Sullivan, whilst that gentleman will be assisted by the Catechists already appointed to superintend the religious worship of the congregations in the districts above-named.


We learn that his Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint the Revd. J. A. Thompson to the Island Curacy of Swanswick, in the parish of Trelawny. The Above Rocks will no longer be an Island Curacy. A Catechist will be stationed there, under the superintendence of a clergyman.

July 31, 1868


At Montego Bay on Monday evening, the 27th July, Esther Simha, the beloved wife of Mr. Wilford Nunes, and eldest daughter of S. G. Corinaldi, Esq.

August 3, 1868


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Kingston Literary & Reading Society

The Reading Rooms and Library, of the above Society are now opened at No. 79, King Street (the Premises formerly occupied by the Colonial Literary and Reading Society).

Persons desirous of subscribing will please intimate their intention to the Librarian at the Rooms, or to the undersigned.

Terms of subscription 20s per annum, payable half-yearly in advance.


Secretary, pro tem


We have much pleasure in directing public attention to the advertisement which appears in another column intimating the formation of a Literary and Reading Society, which is now open to Subscribers. We may state that the Society has a very valuable Library, having purchased the property of the late Colonial Literary and Reading Society, which originate with, and was supported chiefly by the young men of Kingston, and which had an existence of twenty years, a period remarkable in the history of kindred Societies in this county. The terms of subscription to the new Society are reasonable and we feel satisfied that the young men of this city will avail themselves of the opportunity now afforded them for intellectual improvement. We may state that the officers of the Society are: the Revd. D. H. Campbell, M. A., President; S. C. Burke, Esq., Vice-President; Revd. A. Hyams, Treasurer; and Messrs. E. C. Lewis, P. E. Auvray, J. D. Ford, J. M. Auld, L. Hutchings, J. M. Waldron, G. DeCordova, and H. W. DaCosta, Managing Committee.

August 4, 1868


At Savanna, Georgia, on Saturday, the 11th July last, the wife of the Rev. R. D. C. Lewin, of a daughter.

August 6, 1868

Passengers Arrived

In the Schooner W. D. Beckford, from Port-au-Prince: --

- Mr. Aaron Morais

- Mr. Sol Morris

- Mr. Maynier

- Mr. L Clarke & wife

- Mr. W. G. Hendrick

- Mr. Henry Pratt

- Mr. John Josephs

- Mrs. Jane Williams


We learn that his Excellency the Governor has been pleased to confer the appointment of Chief Clerk to the Registrar in Chancery and Clerk of the Court and Crown upon Mr. G. C. Hamilton, late Clerk in the Courts Office, and that Mr. James Malcolm Facey, has accepted the office of Clerk of the District Court of Portland, lately vacated by Mr. W. W. Anderson. An assistant to the Chief Clerk of the Registrar will have to be appointed, but it is not known as yet on whom that office will be conferred.


In accordance with previous notification, the two Coffee properties situated in St. David, for some time advertised for sale, were put up at auction at noon, yesterday, at the Commission Agency of Mr. Joseph Stines, and sold to the highest bidders, the sum of £220 being obtained for Middleton, containing 130 acres, and for Manheim, containing 150 acres, the sum of £300.

August 7, 1868

His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint D. P. French, Esq., Inspector of Revenue, to be the Officer to Grant Licenses for the use of Stills, under the 1st Section of Law, No. 31 of 1867.

John McPhail, Esq., has been appointed a member of the Municipal Board of St. Catherine.

The Rev. C. F. Douet, B. A.; G. Ffrench, T. C. Thompson, and N. S. Henriques, Esqrs., have been appointed Parochial Road Commissioners for Portland.

Henry Hutchings, Esq., has been appointed provisionally Official Assignee for the Counties of Middlesex and Cornwall.

J. W. Parkin and Robert Fowler, Esqrs., have been appointed Churchwardens for the parish of St. James.

The Rev. G. T. Braine, B. A., the Rev. J. S. Wood, and the Rev. J. S. Hildebrand, B. A., have been appointed Trustees of the Manchester District Schools.

August 10, 1868

Passengers Arrived

In the R. M. C. Steamer Nova from Colon: --

- Mr. M. Martinez and brother

- Mr. J. Harland

- Mr. Alexander

- Mr. C. Legrange

- Mr. Lopez and child

- Mr. Alberga

- Mr. Isaac Lawton

- Mr. E. Levy

- Mr. H. Barreos

- Mr. Desouza

- Mr. Richards

- Mrs. Morris and servant

Passengers Sailed

In the R. M. C. Steamer Nova for England: --

- Mr. Cameron

- 2 children of Mr. J. W. Fisher

- Mr. Wm. Farquharson

- Mr. Geo. Farquharson

- Mr. J. J. Ronaldson and wife

- Countess Delva, child and manservant

- Madame Wolf

- Master Carl Wolf and brother

- Miss Schwinger

- Mr. Musson

- The Honorable E. E. Rushworth

- The Hon. Geo. Solomon

- Mr. R. B. Braham

- Mr. Zachary Jones

- Mrs Davidson and 5 children

- Miss Davidson

- Mr. Snook

- Mr. Wm. McFee


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Daniel Finzi, Esq., and Revd. W. Holdsworth

August 12, 1868


In this City on the 11th August, Mr. Wm. Whitehouse, at the age of 68 years and 9 months.

August 13, 1868


On Monday the 10th inst. the wife of Louis Philip Alberga, of a daughter.

August 15, 1868

The Court was occupied yesterday with the special Jury case of Anderson against Gibb. It was an action to recover damages for the trespasses of the defendant's cattle upon the plaintiff's land called Healthshire plantation, in St. Catherine. The damages are laid at £30. The defendant paid 40s into Court as sufficient restitution for the damages done. Mr. A. A. Schoberg was foreman of the Jury. Mr. Walcott, instructed by Messrs Hill, Airy & Harvey, appeared for the plaintiff; and Mr. Attorney-General and Mr. Stines, instructed by Mr. C. H. Jackson, for the defendant. At the close of the plaintiff's case, the Court adjourned till today.


His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to make the following appointments in the public service of this island: --

The Hon. H. T. Irving, Colonial Secretary, to act as Financial Secretary in the room of the Hon. E. E. Rushworth, to whom four months' leave of absence has been granted.

David Ewart, Esq., to be a Churchwarden for the parish of St. Thomas.

Wm. Chisholm, Esq., to be a Road Commissioner for the parish of St. Thomas.

Campbell Forsyth, Esq., to be a Sub-inspector in the Constabulary

Mr. Edw. Skyers to be an Assistant Collector of Taxes, and Messrs. A. M. Owen, R. N. Berwick, and W. Cork to be Clerks to Collectors of Taxes.

August 17, 1868


On the 7th inst., at Hayes Savannah, Vere, after a short illness, Mr. Alexr. McGregor, aged 38 years, leaving a sorrowing wife ...

August 19, 1868

There was a meeting of the District Court yesterday. There were but two criminal cases, the Queen against Emily Soares, for the larceny of a ring, which was remitted back to the magistrates for further evidence, and the defendant held to bail on her own recognizance, to appear and answer when called upon; the Queen against James Pusey, for the larceny of goods, the property of Messrs. Pinnock, Bailey & Co., was postponed, the defendant's solicitor not being in Court. On the Civil side, eleven undefended cases were disposed of. There was but one contested one - Connolly against Dyer, to recover a house and premises in Allman Town. Mr. A. E. Burke for the plaintiff, and Mr. Vendryes for the defendant. It was shown that the plaintiff had, after serving notice of action, entered into an arrangement which amounted to a compromise. A nonsuit was entered up.


The case of Carson against Wheatle came on in the Circuit Court yesterday, before his Honor the Chief Justice and a special jury. It was an action of ejectment to recover ninety acres of land in St. David, called Happy Grove. Messrs. Walcott and Stines, instructed by Mr. H. J. Kemble, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Attorney-General, instructed by Mr. S. C. Burke, for the defendant. This case, it will be remembered, was tried last court, but remained unsettled, the jury having been discharged without arriving at a verdict. When the court adjourned yesterday, the plaintiff's case was closed. The defence will be entered into on the re-assembling of the Court, at 9 o'clock this morning.

August 20, 1868


At Port Antonio, on Sunday 16th inst., Mr. Richard Cunningham, aged 45 years, leaving a widow, and several children ...

August 22, 1868

Mr. Isaac DaCosta has been appointed a Justice of the Peace for the Parish of St. Catherine.

His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to make the following changes and appointments in the Customs and Internal Revenue Services, namely: the offices of Sub-Collector at Black River and Old Harbour to be abolished. Mr. W. L. Boxer, to be an Assistant Collector of Taxes of the first class, and to perform also the Customs' duties at the Port of Black River. Mr. J. Davis to be an Assistant Collector of Taxes of the first class, and to perform also the Customs' duties at Old Harbour. Mr. S. Butter, to be a Clerk in the Internal Revenue Department.


We have been requested to announce that three Sermons will be preached at Ebenezer Chapel tomorrow, on behalf of the Sabbath School. In the morning at 11 o'clock by the Rev. Robert Raw, and in the afternoon at half-past 3 o'clock, and the evening at 7 o'clock, by the Rev. Richard Copp Collections will be made at the close of each service in aid of the Sabbath School.


A Company of the 3rd West India Regiment, under the command of Capt. Kelly, proceeded to Port Royal yesterday, to undergo the usual course of target practice.

August 28, 1868

Passengers Arrived

In the Brigt. Maria Crowell, from New York: --

- Dr. Norton

- Mr. James Lyons

Passengers Sailed

In the R. M. C. Steamer Tyne for Southampton: --

- Major Hill, 3rd West India Regiment

- Mr. Henry Morris

- Mr. Henry Metzgar

- Mr. J. Cameron

- Mr. M. DeCordova

- Mrs. F. B. Lyons

For St. Thomas: --

- Mr. Harvey

For Demerara: --

- Miss Cecelia Davis

For St. Kitts: --

- Mr. Wm. Robinson


The annual election of Directors of the Hebrew Benevolent Society was held at the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue on Wednesday evening last. The poll was kept open for three hours, and at its close the following gentleman were declared duly elected: -- B. A. Franklin; Joseph Stines; George Magnus; Jacob Aarons; D. H. Quallo; Edmund Levy; M. DeCordova; E. J. Brandon; G. DeCordova; J. J. G. Lewis; M. Abisdid; A. Mordecai; and L. Alberga, Esqrs.


His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint J. M. Farquharson, Esq., a member of the Municipal and Road Boards of the parish of Clarendon.

It has been notified by the Colonial Secretary, that Michael Solomon, Henry Pearse Thompson, Wm. Carmichael Scott and Charles W. Sterne, Esqrs., have been appointed Justices of the Peace for the parish of St. Ann.

September 1, 1868


On Wednesday, the 20th August, at Claremont Cottage, Westmoreland, the residence of Mr. E. Wainwright, Mr. Thomas W. Baynes, aged 25 years.

September 2, 1868


At a full meeting of the new Board of Directors of the above Institution, the following appointments for the ensuing year were made, namely: --

B. A. Franklin, Esq., President; Joseph Stines, Esq., Vice-President; Jacob Aarons, Esq., Treasurer and Honorary Secretary.

Monthly Visiting Committees to afford weekly relief: -- 1st George Magnus, Esq.; Edward Brandon, Esq.; Edmund Levy, Esq.; 2nd G. J. DeCordova, Esq.; A. Mordecai, Esq.; M. Abisdid, Esq.; 3rd D. H. Quallo, Esq.; J. J. G. Lewis, Esq.; and Lucien Alberga, Esq.

The annual Committee to visit, review, revise and correct the Pensioner and Recipient List: -- George Magnus, Esq.; J. J. G. Lewis, Esq.; Edmund Levy, Esq.; Morris Abisdid, Esq.; and Lucien Alberga, Esq.

Mr. H. A. Joseph was re-appointed collector. Each member was furnished with the Exhibit List of the several members and their subscriptions and pledged themselves in accordance with the recommendation contained lin the report which we publish today "to use their exertions within their own little sphere to increase the subscriptions as well as members". A scrutiny of the Poll, just presented, was demanded, and the following Directors appointed a Committee for that purpose, viz: -- Joseph Stines, Esq.; V. P.; G. J. DeCordova and Edmund Levy, Esqrs., to make an early report.



The District Court met yesterday before the Hon. Justice Cargill. There was but one criminal case, Reg. vs. James Pusey, for larceny of goods the property of Messrs. Pinnock & Bailey. The prisoner was defended by Mr. S. C. Burke. The clerk of the Court prosecuted for the first time under the amended law. The prisoner was convicted and sentenced to 12 months' hard labour in the General Penitentiary.

September 4, 1868

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B. A. Franklin, Hon. Treasurer, and Revd. Enos Nuttall, Hon. Secretary.


The appointment of the Hon. W. P. Georges, as Keeper of the Rolls and Records of the Peace for the parish of St. Thomas has been officially notified. The following gentlemen are included in the Grand Commission: --

David Ewart; John Reid Hollingsworth; James Paterson; Duncan C. McKenzie; Henry Coppard; Richard Hill; Alexander Gordon Fyfe; James Davidson; The Honorable James Henry McDowell; John J. Hart; John F. G. Danvers; William C. Miller; William Mowat; John Stona; Henry Mais; Samuel Shortridge; George B. Snaith; John Casserly; Thomas Witter Jackson; George Symons Airey; Charles Lascelles; William Moore James; James Harrison; Joseph Deleon Walker; Daniel Marshalleck; George Henry Chavannes, junior; Aaron Salom; John Davidson; Plato Elphick; William Thomas Jamison; William C. Clarke, M. D.; Robert Duany; Christian L. Hider; Henry John Bicknell; Charles Rampini; John S. Gerrard; Alexander Paterson, and Robert Kirkland, Esquires.

September 7, 1868

Passengers Arrived

In the R. M. C. Steamer Seine, from Southampton: --

- Lieut. Moorsam

- Sergt. Ballantine and child

- Miss Espeut and Brother

- Mr. & Mrs. O' Halloran

- Mr. R. Taylor

- Revd. Fyfe & Misses Fyfe

- Mr. Farmer

- Mrs. Cooper

- Mrs. DaCosta

- Captain Wilson

- Mrs. Mais, infant & servant

- Mr. Heron

- Mr. J. Scott Tucker

- Major Hudson & wife

- Ensign Wilson

- Mr. Fyfe

From St. Thomas: --

- M. T. LaCarre

- General Adom

- Catherine Williams

From Jacmel: --

- Mr. Matthew Schmidt

- Messrs. Cabral and Rodriques

- Miss Poux, servant and two children

- Mrs. Brown and family

- Mr. & Mrs. Beasley and 3 children

- Mlle. Karneste

September 8, 1868


At his residence, Windsor Farm Penn, Windward Road, on the 4th inst., in the 59th year of his age, John Sterling, Esq., native of Edinburgh, but for many years a resident of this island, after a short illness, and leaving a widow and a beloved son ...

September 10, 1868


At Content Penn, St. Andrew, on the 7th inst., the wife of Wm. Arbouin Payne, Esq., of a son.


In this city, on the 7th inst., Mr. David Ford, of Lloyd, St. David's, aged 35 years.

September 11, 1868


At Belle Vue, in St. Elizabeth, on 8th September, in his eighteenth year, John William, youngest son of Venerable Archdeacon Rowe.

September 12, 1868


On Wednesday evening, 2nd September, at the residence of the father of the bride, Sarah, youngest daughter of Mr. Joshua M. Morais, to Mr. Alex P. DaCosta, of Manchester.

September 14, 1868


In this City, on the 10th inst., by the Rev. Dr. Milne, Ben, second son of the late Abram Carter, of London, to Susan Rebecca, eldest daughter of Alexander Melhado, of Kingston, both of this city.



Died in the Town of Montego Bay, in this Island, on the 11th instant, Mr. DANIEL LEVY, at the advanced age of 80 years, leaving a very large circle of Children, Grand Children, and great Grand Children, and numerous Relatives, to mourn their loss. The deceased was an Englishman by birth, and his residence in this country extended over Sixty-Six years, during which period his upright and exemplary character and his urbane and gentlemanly manners, gained for him the esteem and goodwill of all how knew him and by whom his death is greatly deplored.



At Glasgow, on the 18th inst., Maggie Camille, wife of the Rev. Thomas Dunlop, Balfron.


Passengers Arrived

In the Barque Cornwall from London: --

- M. Barrett, Esq., two daughters, governess and servant

- Dr. King

Passengers Sailed

In the W. I. & P. Steamer Darien for Liverpool: --

- Mr. & Mrs. Brass

For Port-au-Prince: --

- M. Helingback

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