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Kingston, Jamaica

February 1 - March 31, 1869

February 1, 1869

The Friends and Acquaintances of the late Mr. H. P. Daquin are requested to attend his remains this evening at half-past four o'clock, from his Residence, No. 9, Upper East Street.

February 3, 1869

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

A. L. Malabre and J. H. DeMercado, Esqrs.



After a very short illness at Buff Bay, on the 31st January, 1869, Eliza, for nearly 29 years, the beloved wife of the Rev. John J. Porter, Baptist Minister at Bethlehem, in the 49th year of her age. From her very youth she had been a consistent Christian character, and for 25 years a useful member of the Baptist Church at Buff Bay.


Passengers Arrived

In the W. I. And P. S. Company's Steamship "Caribbean" -- Mrs. A. N. Henriques, 4 children and servant.

February 5, 1869

It has been officially notified that Henry Drake, Esq., has been appointed Judge of the Port Antonio District Court.

The following promotions have taken place in the office of the Inspector of Revenues; namely, Mr. J. F. Morin to be third, and Mr. E. Henderson to be fifth Clerks.

The Governor has been pleased to make the following appointments: -- John Pugh Jones and Archibald Thompson, Esquires, to be Parochial Road Commissioners for the Parish of Portland, Joseph Stewart, Esq., to be a Parochial Road Commissioner for the Parish of Manchester, and Alexander Rose, Esq., to be a Member of the Municipal Board of the Parish of Clarendon.

February 6, 1869


In this City on the 25th ulto., Mr. Oscar J. Alexander, aged 36 years.

The Friends and Acquaintances of the late David Smith, Esq., Manager of the Jamaica Railway, are requested to attend his Remains from Hampstead Park Pen, Long Mountain Road, to the place of interment (Half Way Tree) at 4 o'clock this evening.

February 8, 1869


On Thursday, the 4th instant, at York Cottage, St. Andrew, the wife of Thomas Hendrick, Esq., Solicitor, of a Daughter.



We regret in having to announce the death on Friday night, at Hampstead Park Pen, of David Smith, Esq., for many years Manager of the Jamaica Railway, and for a short time a member of the late House of Assembly. Mr. Smith retired from the country not long ago, but returned to it for the purpose of carrying out the Railway to Old Harbour.

February 9, 1869

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

B. A. Franklin, Esq., and Rev. Enos Nuttall.


The remains of the late Honourable Edward Jordon, C. B., will be conveyed from his residence, St. Andrew, at 1 o'clock this day, to Wolmer's School Room, Church Street, and thence for interment at the Parish Church, Kingston. The Friends and Acquaintances of the deceased are invited to attend the remains from St. Andrew to Kingston, and to join in the procession at half-past four o'clock, from Wolmer's School to the Parish Church.


On Thursday, December 29, in the city of New Orleans, Jacob N. Vaz, a native of this City, aged 63 years.

February 10, 1869

The Friends and Acquaintances of the Late F. L. Labiche, are requested to attend his Remains from his Residence, No. 15 Barry Street and Mark Lane, to the place of interment at 4 o'clock this evening.

February 11, 1869

Passengers Arrived

In the R. M. C. Steamer Shannon, from Colon: --

- Mr. C. Pinedo and 2 daughters

- Mr. Salmon

- Mr. and Mrs. Delvalle, Mother, 6 children, and servant

- Mrs. Delevante and child

- Miss Bonner and 2 children

- Miss C. Gutierrez

- Mrs. Bourke

Passengers Sailed

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

- Mr. B. J. Dawkins and wife.

- Mr. L. Auguste

- Mr. Morrison

- Mr. J. F.. Harrison

- Mrs. Jackson

- Mr. Chas. Levy

- Capt. Elphinstone

- Mr. W. W. Thompson and wife

For St. Thomas: --

- Mr. Duval

For Demerara: --

- Mr. Ralph Harris

- Mr. Louis Verley

- Mr. Albert Verley

February 16, 1869

It affords us pleasure to observe the increasing prosperity of the Jamaica Mutual Life Assurance Society. In consequence of the death of the Honble. Edward Jordon, C. B., H. F. Colthirst, Esq., has been elected chairman and S. W. Mais, Esq., Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. A. L. Malabre, Esq., has been elected auditor, in the room of W. Lee, Esq., appointed a Director. Mr. Jordon was one of the founders of the Society in January 1844. He served as a Director till the death of the late Hon. Alex. Barclay, when he was elected to the vacant chair, and which he filled up to the time of his death, he was therefore connected with the Society for upwards of a quarter of a century.

February 18, 1869


At Colon, on the 4th February, John A. Sequira, of this city, deeply regretted by his relatives and friends.


Letter to the Editor of The Gleaner

Sir: -- In your Gleaner of this date I notice a report of the cases tried in the District Court yesterday; particularly that of DeMercado against D'Aguilar where the defendant was ordered to be confined in the County Jail for six weeks.

Now, this being prejudicial to the D'Aguilars of Kingston - that is my Father and myself, I beg to request that you will instruct your reporter to make the necessary correction in your tomorrow's paper by inserting the Christian name of the individual.

Your obedient servant,

John P. D'Aguilar 17th February 1869

Most willingly do we make the explanation. The party in question is a Mr. Henry D'Aguilar of Manchester [Ed.]

February 19, 1869


On the 17th inst., at the Mission House, Ridgemount, Mandeville, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of the Revd. W. Alloway of the London Missionary Society.

February 22, 1869

The Government having bestowed a pension upon the Rev. Dr. Moore, Rector of St. Mary, the vacant cure has been conferred upon the Rev. Mr. Brown, of Metcalfe. The Rev. Mr. Harty of Bath will succeed Mr. Brown and Mr. Harty's late cure will be committed to Mr. C. H. Davis, one of the most promising of the Catechists now under training.

February 23, 1869

The Friends and Acquaintances of Mr. Alexander Berry are requested to attend the remains of his Son, from his Residence, No. 66 Duke Street, to the place of interment at 5 o'clock this evening.


The friends of Mr. Carrington, for some time Clerk in Charge and Storekeeper at Her Majesty's Dockyard, Port Royal, will be glad to learn that he has been appointed Storekeeper at Davenport Dockyard.

February 25, 1869

Port Royal Town, February 25, 1869


For immediate Sale -- A Commodious House in York Street, occupied by Henry St. John. For particulars apply to Mr. Jones.



On the 17th instant, at Manchioneal Church, by the Rev. Evan Jones (father of the bridegroom), assisted by the Rev. T. Orgill, Morgan Newton Jones to Annie Mary, daughter of the late Charles Lord.


At the Residence of Mr. William D'Aguilar, North Street, on Tuesday morning, the 23rd inst., Emyline Gertrude, infant daughter of John P. D'Aguilar, aged 3 months.

February 26, 1869

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

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

March 2, 1869


In this City, on 1st instant, the wife of C. G. Farquharson, Esq., of a Son.


At her residence, East Street, on Tuesday, 23rd February, after a protracted illness which she bore with patient resignation, Mrs. Sarah Brooks, widow of the late J. T. Brooks, merchant of this City....

March 3, 1869

We have been informed that it is the intention of the Reverend Mr. Phillippo to preach a sermon at the Baptist Chapel, Spanish Town, on Sunday next, on the life and death of the late Honble. Edward Jordon, C. B.

March 4, 1869

Passengers Arrived

In the Steamer Barcelona, from Colon: --

- Mr. Barham

- Mrs. Abrahams and daughter

- Mrs. Murphy and two children

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

Capt. J. C. Peynado and J. R. Clough, Esq., Junior

March 5, 1869

An official notification has been made through the Gazette of the appointment of D. P. Trench, Esq., Inspector of Revenues, as Collector General of Customs, Excise and Internal Revenue; and of Richard Gillard, Esq., Surveyor-General and Inspector of Invoices, as Collector of Customs at the port of Kingston.

March 6, 1869

AMUSEMENT [extract]


By Permission of His Honor the Custos

Complimentary Benefit to Mr. A. T. Morton, under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency Sir J. P. Grant, K. C. B. and His Excellency Major-General O'Connor, C. B.

Committee of Management: --

S. Levien; Aaron Gregg, U. S. C.; Altamont DeCordova; S. C. Burke; Joseph Stines; Henry W. DaCosta; Alex. Fiddes, F. R. C. S. E.; Charles J. Ward; Solomon Melhado; D. P. Nathan; G. J. DeCordova; Isaac Levy, and M. DeCordova, Honorary Secretary.



In this City, on Sunday the 28th February, by the Revd. J. Radcliffe, Mr. Theodore Abrahams, to Miss Sarah Pereira, eldest daughter of the late Moses P. DaCosta.


The Friends and Acquaintances of the late Mr. John Lindo, of H. M. Customs, are requested to attend his Remains from his Residence, No. 7 Charles Street, to the place of interment, at 5 o'clock this evening.


A case was brought before the Justices in the Petty Court yesterday, to recover money from a man whose wife contracted a debt of sixteen shillings for a dress, and neglected to pay it. The defendant on his oath stated that his wife had left him for the last fourteen years, was living in adultery, and had had illegitimate children since their separation. The plaintiff urged that as there was no Divorce Law in Jamaica, the defendant was liable for his wife's debts. The deputy Clerk of the Peace said the Adultery Law was in force in Jamaica, as everywhere else; and the Justices -- Messrs. Barned and Brice -- gave judgment for the defendant, with costs.

March 9, 1869

Passengers Arrived

In the R. M. C. Steamer Atrato from Southampton: --

- Colonel Freeling, R. E., wife, daughter and servant

- Miss Belson

- Mr. R. Harris

- M. L. Verley

- Mr. A. Verley

- Mr. McDermott, Clerk Works, Wife, infant and servant

- Lieut. Wray, 84th Regt.

- Mr. and Miss Belgrave

- Mr. and Miss Leacock

- Mr. William Brooks


In this City, on Saturday the 6th March, 1869, at the early age of 25 years, Eliza, the eldest daughter of Alexander Cumming, Esq.

At Rae Town, in the parish of Kingston, on Saturday the 27th ultimo, Elizabeth Latham, in the 71st year of her age, leaving her relatives and a large circle of friends to mourn their irreparable loss.


The Packet brought intelligence that her Majesty's Government has resolved to disband the 4th West India Regiment, now stationed at Barbados, under the command of Col. Ivy. Three companies, with their respective officers, are to be absorbed into the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd W. I. Regiments, while the remainder of the men will be discharged and the officers put on half-pay. It has also been decided that Jamaica is to be the Head-quarters of the Military stationed in the West Indies. Henceforth there will be no General and Staff of Officers at Barbados.


Some thieves effected and entrance into the counting-house of Messrs. Arnold L. Malabre & Co. in Port Royal Street, on Saturday night or early on Sunday morning. It appears they first visited the yard premises of Messrs. DaCosta, Son & Co., where they carried off a Silver Spoon and a Silver Fork, the only property they could lay hold of, out of al Breakfast tray left there; and then pursued their search to the adjoining premises. They wrenched every lock they could lay hold of at Mr. Malabre's; helped themselves to some brandy, and carried away a cash pan with silver coin in it to the value of about 16s. The depredators entered apparently from South Street, in the rear of these stores, and were therefore quite secure form view of the Constables.

March 10, 1869

Passengers Sailed

In the R. M. C. Steamer "Atrato" for Colon: --

- Mrs. Calnek, child and Miss Calnek

- Mrs. Townsend

- Mr. Edmund Bourke

- Mrs. R. DaCosta

- Mrs Freeman

- Mr. Edward Lazarus

- Mrs. Hill, child and female servant

- Mr. Henry Barrios

- Mr. Emanuel Lyons

- Mr. E. A. Solomon


In the Petty Sessions Court yesterday Mr. Michael DeCordova complained against Henry Joseph Smith, for breach of contract, in absenting himself from his employment without leave. The defendant pleaded guilty. Mr. DeCordova stated that Smith was in the habit of borrowing money of him and then absenting himself from his work in the Gleaner office; and on the last occasion, after borrowing £2 of him, he left the employment altogether. In fact, whenever he advanced the defendant money, (who was represented to him as bing in difficulties), he became incapable of performing his work. Mr. Justice Bicknell admonished the defendant severely, and was about to sentence him to a fine of £3 or 30 days imprisonment, when the complainant interceded, and urged that the punishment may not be too severe; the defendant was thereupon fined £1, with costs, or in default to be imprisoned for 15 days in jail.

March 13, 1869


In Chicago, Illinois, by the Revd. Doctor Messing, at the residence of the Bride's father, Esther, daughter of Mr. Henry DeSouza, to M. M. Ritterband, Esq., of New York.

March 18, 1869

The several properties belonging to the estate of the late Peter Desnoes, Esq., and advertised for sale by Mr. Joseph Stines, were put up at auction yesterday, in front of the Commercial Exchange. For the Family Residence in Heywood Street the bids went up to £700, and there being no likelihood of more bing offered, it was withdrawn; so were also the other properties, with the exception of the Shop Premises at the corner of West Queen Street and the Parade, which were bought by Mr. David Qualo for £400.

March 19, 1869

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

Henry Davis, Esq. and Dr. Campbell


The Trelawny states that Dr. Leacock, who recently arrived in this island from Antigua, has received the appointment of Medical Officer for the Good Hope District of the Parish of Trelawny.

March 22, 1869


At Seaforth, St. Thomas, on Wednesday, 10th inst., by Revd. W. Clark Murray, Wesleyan Minister, Henry Emanuel Lawes, Wesleyan Teacher, to Fanny Eliza Morrison.

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

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

March 23, 1869

It has been announce that the 29th Regiment, at present stationed at Canada, under the command of Col. Torrington, is to relieve the 84th in this island. The latter Regiment, under the command of Col. Lightfoot, C. B., will proceed to Canada.

March 25, 1869

FOR RENT -- WALWORTH PEN, three-quarters of a Mile from Halfway Tree Church, and four Miles from Kingston, a comfortable Family Residence, just repaired and painted, with Guinea Grass for two Horses. For terms, apply to P. J. Magnan, care of Emanuel Lyons & Son.

March 29, 1869


At Savanna-la-Mar, on 25th instant, by the Revd. Js. Cork, Rector, Fredrick A., eldest son of Stephen Touzalin, Junr., to Maria Wainwright, youngest daughter of Mrs. J. J. Peynado -- both of the same parish.

March 30, 1869


At Lismore Cottage, St. Andrew, on the 28th inst., the wife of Mr. Norman Purcell, of a daughter.



An Election for Fifteen Directors of the Hebrew National Institution, for the education of the Jewish poor, was held last evening, when the following gentlemen were returned: --

D. J. Alberga; I. H. DeMercado; M. DeCordova; Sol. Melhado; Alt. DeCordova; O. Delgado; J. J. Hart; Joseph Stines; G. C. H. Lewis; F. Lindo; C. Stiner; E. Levy; J. Mudahy; J. Aarons; and J. C. Stines, Esqrs.

March 31, 1869


At the Rectory, Port Antonio, on the morning of Good Friday, 26th inst., Amy Eliza, the youngest daughter of Revd. Wm. Smith, Rector of Portland, aged 11 years.

At Paynstown, in the Parish of St. Elizabeth, on Monday, the 20th March, 1869, Edward Francis Coke, Esq., in the 75 year of his age.

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