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May 1872

May 1, 1872


At Camperdown Pen, St. Andrew, on the 29th ult., the wife of P. B. Desnoes, of a daughter.


On 26th April, at Haber Estate, Mary Alice Farquharson, eldest child of R. H. Robertson, Esq., aged six years and nine months.

May 7, 1872

The friends and acquaintances of William A. Nethersole, Esq., are requested to attend his remains from his residence, No. 61, Wildman Street, to the place of interment, Half-way Tree, at half past 4 o'clock this evening.

May 8, 1872


On Sunday morning, the 5th inst., after a few hours' illness, Eliza, the beloved wife of Mr. Richard Grant, Manager of Amity Hall Estate, Vere, aged 39 years, leaving a disconsolate husband and six young children to mourn their loss.

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On the 30th March last, at New Orleans, whither he had gone for a change, Archibald Thomson, Esq., aged 52 years, of Scotia, Portland, Jamaica. His remains were brought back to this island and interred at Port Antonio on the 3rd inst., leaving a sorrowing widow, two children and a brother, Simon Thomson, Esq., of Trelawny, and two sisters and numerous relatives and friends in Scotland to mourn their loss.

May 10, 1872


At his residence in Wildman Street, on the 6th May 1872, after a long and painful illness, William Austin Nethersole, Esq., aged 70, a merchant of this city ...


Hebrew Benevolent Society

Visiting Committee for the month of May

D. H. Quallo, E. Sanguinetti, and E. Levy, Esqrs.


Sitting Magistrates for the week

Kingston: David Martin, Joseph Francis, Charles Levy, Esqrs.

Port Royal: Theodore DePass, Charles A. Robinson, A. L. Malabre, Esqrs.


Commissions of the Peace have been issued to the following gentlemen: -- Commodore DeHorsey, for the City and Parish of Kingston; John Palache, Esq., M. C. Morgan, Esq., H. P. Boulnois, Esq., for the parish of Manchester.


The Governor has been pleased to grant leave of absence for three months to Robert Russell, Esq., Registrar and Clerk of the Courts and Crown, and to appoint James Allwood, Esq., to act in said Offices during such absence.

May 11, 1872


At Falmouth on the 7th inst., the wife of William Cork, of the Inland Revenue Department, of a son.

May 13, 1872


On the 20th April, at St. Faith's Church, by the Rev. H. W. Whitfield, Alexander Reid, of Cornwall Estate, St. Mary, to Mary, third daughter of Francis Gordon, Esq., of Golden River, St. Thomas ye Vale.


At his Pen Residence, at Montgomery's Corner, St. Andrew, on Thursday, the 9th instant, Mr. John Thomas Farmer, aged 42. The deceased resided at this place for many years, and his steady business habits and general courteous demeanour gained for him the respect and esteem of all his acquaintances, as was abundantly testified at the interment of his remains. ....


Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

Hon. J. C. Melville. J. C. Peynado, Esq.,

May 14, 1872

It is currently reported that C. H. Jackson, Esq., has been appointed Island Secretary. He will, however, continue to discharge the duties of a District Judge, an office in which he has given unbounded satisfaction to the public, till the arrival of Mr. Carr, one of the newly appointed District Judges. In the meanwhile, it is said, his duties as Island Secretary will be discharged by Mr. W. G. McFarlane, at present Clerk of the Kingston Municipal Board.

May 15, 1872

Mr. W. G. McFarlane was sworn yesterday and entered into security before His Honor the Chief Justice to act as locum tenens Island Secretary, until Mr. Jackson assumes the office.

May 20, 1872

Passengers Arrived

In the R. M. C. Steamer Tasmanian from Southampton: -- Mr. R. Kerr and wife; Rev. A Jeffries.

From St. Kitts: -- Mr. H. Peterson; Mr. H. Davis.

From St. Thomas: -- Mr. Sabine; Mr. Jones; Mr. W. Gibson; Mr. J. Cespedes.

From Jacmel: -- Mr. P. Craft; Mr. Escoffery.

May 21, 1872

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

T. H. Pearn, Esq., U. S. C. J. R. Brice, Esq.,



On the 20th instant, at Paradise Pen, Kingston, the wife of the Hon. Sir John Lucie Smith, C. M. G., Chief Justice of Jamaica, of a daughter.


Bull Park Pen and Lands, in all about 495 aces, situate in the St. David District of St. Thomas, was yesterday offered for sale at auction, in front of the Commercial Exchange, by Mr. David Martin, Auctioneer. The bids did not go over £200 and the sale was withdrawn.

May 31, 1872

Philip Chamberlaine and C. H. Austin, Esqrs., have been appointed Sub-Inspectors in the Jamaica Constabulary Force.


Mr. J. Lewin has resigned his post as Bailiff of the St. Ann's Bay District Court, and Mr. James Dixon has been appointed thereto.


The Governor has been pleased to appoint Robert Kerr, Esq., to act as Judge of the Mandeville District Court, during the absence of Charles Rampini, Esq.,

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