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Kingston, Jamaica

April, 1869

April 2, 1869


We learn with pleasure that the Commissaries of his Lordship the Bishop of Kingston, (the Rev. D. H. Campbell, M. A.,; the Venerable Archdeacon Stewart, D. D., and the Venerable Archdeacon Rowe, M. A.) have appointed Thos. Hendrick, Esq., of this City, Solicitor, to be the Registrar of the Diocese, in the room of the late J. J. Vidal, Esq.

April 3, 1869


In this City, on 30th March, 1869, Mrs. Elizabeth Gillespie, aged 76 years, widow of the late Geo. H. Gillespie, of the Parish of St. George, leaving 4 sorrowing Daughters, and a large circle of Friends to mourn her loss.

April 5, 1869

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

J. H. DeMercado, Esq. and A. A. Malabre, Esq.


In the City of Panama, U. S. C., at the Church of San Francisco, on the 19th March, by the Reverend Don Fermiro Jorané, Dean of the Cathedral, assisted by the Reverend Don Francisco Serrano, Anthony de Roux, Esq., of Jamaica, to Teresa, daughter of the late Doctor Don José Maria Garcia de Paredes, of Panama.

April 6, 1869


On the 31st ultimo, at the Cathedral, Spanish Town, by the Reverend J. W. Downer, of ST. Gabriel, Clarendon, assisted by the Reverend F. S. Bradshaw, LL.D, Rector of St. Catherine, and the Reverend T. Garrett, M. A., Rector of Vere, Thomas Williams Smith, Esq., of Caymanas, St. Catherine, to Alice Caroline Matilda Gordon, elder daughter of J. J. Ronaldson, Jr., Esq., of Halse Hall, St. Catherine.

April 6, 1869


On April 6th, at the residence of his son, 66 Elletson Road, William Edward Pierce, Esq., aged 75 years. The deceased was a native of Jamaica, but spent 50 years of his life in Demerara. His remains will be taken to St. Michael's Church at 3 o'clock today, and thence to the Church Yard at Half-way Tree.

April 7, 1869

In the Circuit Court yesterday, the notorious fowl stealer, John Alexander Fisher, was found guilty of stealing three fowls. He was also found guilty on another charge of stealing a goat, and was sentenced to two years' imprisonment in the General Penitentiary.


At a meeting of the newly-elected Directors of the Hebrew National School held on 4th inst., the following Officers were appointed for the current year: -- D. J. Alberga, President; Alt. DeCordova, Vice-President; E. Levy, Treasurer; M. DeCordova, Honorary Secretary; Sol. Melhado, I. H. DeMercado, George Lewis, Joseph Stines, Charles Stiner, Visiting Committee.

April 8, 1869


In this City, on the 7th instant, George A. Bennett, late Messenger of the General Post Office, leaving a Widow with four children to mourn their loss. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend his remains from the residence No. 14 Oxford Street, to the place of interment, at 5 o'clock this evening.

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

J. H. DeMercado, Esq., and A. A. Malabre, Esq.


Mr. Henry Morris, fruiterer, of this City, narrowly escaped a watery grave on Monday evening. It appears the stage leading to the R. M. C. Steamer Seine was drawn away just as Mr. Morris got on it, in leaving the ship, and he was instantly precipitated into the water. At the moment no one went to his assistance, expecting that he could swim; but on observing his struggles in the water, a man from the wharf jumped in and rescued him or he would have been drowned for a certainty. Another person who was thrown off the stage at the same time reached the shore, as fortunately he could swim.

April 9, 1869

Passengers to Sail

In the R. M. C. Steamer Neva, for Southampton -- Miss Cameron; Miss Clarke; Revd. John Mearns; Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm and servant; Mr. Richard Moss; Mr. George Alexander; Mr. R. Robinson; Mr. Philip Solomon; Dr. O'Flaherty and Mrs. O'Flaherty; Miss Crawford; Lieutenant Horton, 84th Regiment; Mr. Joseph Cardoza; Mr. Justice Blair; Senor Ros, wife and 5 children; Mr. Ros, Jr. and brother; and Miss Ros; Capt. Cairns, Assistant Military Sec.; Assistant Surgeon Churchill. For St. Thomas, Mr. Holden; Mr. Moillr; Miss Pratt.


At St. Michael's Church, Kingston, on Wednesday, the 7th April, 1869, by the Rev. James Gayleard, assisted by the Rev. C. F. Gray, William Henry Pinnock, eldest son of Robert Pinnock, Mayor of Newport, Isle of Wight, to Emily, youngest daughter of George Pither, of Broadwater, Sussex.

On Tuesday, the 6th instant, at St. Michael's Church, by the Revd. D. H. Campbell, M. A., Rector of Kingston, assisted by the Revd. Campbell Mackinnon, B. A., Curate of St. Peter's , Port Royal, William Rastrick Lee, Esq., Solicitor, eldest son of William Lee, Esq., to Sophia Isabella, only daughter of the late John Dodd, Esq., and step daughter of S. S. Wortley, Esq.

April 10, 1869


In this city, on the morning of the 27th March, the wife of Mr. S. Weston, of a daughter.


On the 7th April, at St. Gabriel's, Lime Savannah, Clarendon, by the Rev. G. W. Downer, assisted by the Rev. C. H. Hall, Rector of the Parish, John MacGregor, Esq., to Isabel Agnes, fourth daughter of Dr. Downer, Health Officer, Port Royal.


Alfred Grant has been appointed a Justice of the Peace for the parish of Hanover.


The Governor has been pleased to appoint Mr. G. B. Caldwell a Clerk in the Internal Revenue Service, in the room of Mr. J. Vaz who has resigned.

April 15, 1869


On the 9th instant, in this City, the wife of Mr. W. O. Lofthouse, of a daughter.


In this City, on the 12th instant, John Paul Edward De Montagnac, age 89 years.

April 16, 1869


Suddenly at the "Moneague New Inn" in the Parish of St. Ann, on Thursday night the 8th inst., Mr. Joseph Francis Martin, aged about 50 years, leaving an afflicted sorrowing wife, many children, relatives, and friends to mourn their loss. Mr. Martin conducted the above "Inn" for the last twenty years; he was known throughout the island, (and by many Europeans who have come hither for a change), as a civil, polite, obliging and attentive host. He was esteemed by many and respected by all who knew him.

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

D. J. Alberga, Esq., and Rev. E. Nuttall

April 20, 1869

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

Hon. Dr. Bowerbank and Hon J. H. McDowell


On the morning of the 18th inst., the Wife of D. L. Levett, Esq., of a daughter.

April 23, 1869


At 29 Russel Road, Kensington, on the 21st March last, the Wife of Mortimer Brandon, Esq., of a Daughter.


James Jones and James Patterson, Esqrs., have been appointed Parochial Road Commissioners for the Parish of Portland.


Under the requirements of the Medical Act, 1859, his Excellency, the Governor, has been pleased to appoint the following gentlemen to form a Board of Medical Examiners, namely, Andrew Dunn, Esq., M. D., Edinburgh; Alexander Fides, Esq., F. R. C. S., Edinburgh; James Scott, Esq., M. R. C. S., England; Thomas Allen, Esq., M. D., England; and William Steventon, Esq., M. D., England.

April 26, 1869

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

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

April 28, 1869


At Savanna-la-mar, on the 23rd instant, the wife of Mr. C. S. Farquharson, of a son.

April 29, 1869


In this City at a quarter to six o'clock yesterday afternoon, Mary Anne, relict of Moses Delgado, Esq. The Funeral will move from the late residence of the deceased Duke Street at a quarter to five o'clock this afternoon.

April 30, 1869

The Friends and Acquaintances of Isaac Cespedes will please attend his Remains, from the Residence, 127 Upper Princess Street, to the place of interment at half-past four o'clock this evening.


It has been officially notified that the Honorable Septimus Barrett is appointed Keeper of the Rolls and Records for the Parish of St. James; and that the following gentlemen are associated with him in the Commission of the Peace for the said Parish -- George Lyon Phillips, Esq.; George McFarquhar Lawson, M. D.; Samuel Clelland Gray; James Fowler; Rodolphus Walter Buchanan; Barnett Isaacs; Henry Laidlaw; Findlater Roper; Henry George Groves; Charles William Masters; Charles Nathaniel Phillips; Sama Gedalia Corinaldi; Alexander Grant; Richard Chamberlaine; Edward Rhodes Chambers; John William Parkin; John Manderson; Richard Hind; Henry Fray; James Fletcher; George Rickets Phillips; William Kerr; Abraham Hart; William Hylton Cooke; Neil Malcolm; James Hewitt; William Dewar; William Fowler; Edware Rolla Lindo; John Philpotts; and Alexander Holmes, Esqrs.

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