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May - June 1873

May 1, 1873

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

Commodore DeHorsey; Hon. J. H. McDowell


Jewish Almshouse

Visiting Committee for May

J. J. G. Lewis; Amos Morais, Richard Magnus, Esqrs.


Sitting Magistrates for the Week

Kingston: Phineas Bravo, S. L. Barned, John Fowles, Esqrs.

Port Royal: W. G. Astwood, S. W. Mais, B. A. Franklin, Esqrs.

May 2, 1873


On the 28th ult., at Castleton Garden, of malignant fever, Mr. Edward Kendall, Superintendent of the Garden, aged 29 years....


Mr. H. A. Bovell, fifth son of the Rev. H. Bovell, Rector of St. Thomas, Barbados, has obtained the Gilchrist, West India Scholarship of this year. Mr. Bovell is Island Scholar at Codrington College, and was educated at home by his father. Another of the worthy Rector's sons -- the eldest, also distinguished himself some years since by obtaining an appointment in the Civil Service in India, after passing with credit a Competitive Examination.

May 3, 1873

The friends and acquaintances of Dr. Manners are requested to attend the remains of his wife, Mrs. Ann Maria Manners, from her late residence, 102 Upper Church Street, to the place of interment, at 5 o'clock this evening.



At Bellevue, Morant Bay, on the 23rd ult., the wife of Mr. A. J. James of a daughter.


In Spanish Town, on the 16th April, by the Rev. Thos. Lea, Mr. Alex Samuels, of India, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. John Smith, of St. Elizabeth.


Shortly after service at Trinity Roman Catholic Church, in this city on Thursday night, one of the Chandeliers valued at £18 fell down and got smashed to pieces. An old lady who was leaving the Church at the time had a narrow escape.

May 7, 1873


Of Small-pox, at Airy Castle, St. Thomas, on the 2nd May, 1873, Jemima Alexandrina Amanda, the beloved and only surviving child of Jane Elizabeth and Kent Wright Shirley, Wesleyan Day School Teacher, Bath, aged one year and four months.

May 10, 1873


At Heywood Place, St. Andrew, on Monday, the 28th April, the wife of Richard A. W. Holwell, of a son.


In Spanish Town on the 6th April last, after a short and sever attack of illness, Rebecca, the beloved wife of Mr. S. A. Prat, aged 42 years.

The friends and acquaintances of the late Mr. Ebenezer Cardozo are requested to attend his remains from his residence, No. 11, St. James Street

May 12, 1873


On the 9th instant, at Frome, Mrs. William Vickers of a daughter.


Suddenly, at St. Stephen's, N. B., on February 24th, Ernest Charles, youngest son of the Revd. Foster H. and Charlotte M. Almond, aged 11 years and 11 months.

May 13, 1873


At Spanish Town, on Sunday the 27th ult., after a brief illness of a few days, Mr. John Long Windett, late of Manchester, leaving a young widow and infant son ...


We understand that the following promotions and appointments have taken place in the Internal Revenue Department: -- Mr. . W. L. Garrigues to be Acting Collector, St. James; Mr. Alexander Robertson transferred from Old Harbour to Linstead, vice Garrigues promoted; Mr. Gutzmer, Collector Customs, Old Harbour, vice Robertson; Mr. C. H. Littlejohn, acting Collector Taxes, St. Dorothy, vice H. F. Orgill, left the island; Mr. Kirkland, Municipal Board Clerk, St. Catherine, vice Littlejohn promoted; Mr. L. M. Lynch, Municipal Board Clerk, Hanover, vice Carter, dismissed; Mr. F. E. Payne, Treasury Clerk, Manchester, vice H. K. West, resigned; Mr. Shafto Ffrench, son of the Collector of Westmoreland, second class clerk, (St. Ann's), vice Payne, promoted; Mr. C. S. Foote, son of the late Reverend A. Foote, second class clerk, Manchester, vice Nash, resigned.

May 14, 1873


In this City, on the 8th ultimo, at the Holy Trinity Church, by the Rev. Father Dupont, Mr. Charles Ward of this city, to Maria Anita, and Mr. Henry L. Nation of Manchester, to Maria Ursulina, first and second daughters of Felepe and Charlotte Barbuena, of this city.


At. St. Ann's Bay, on the 2nd April, 1873, Mr. P. D. Turner, aged 92 years, leaving a sorrowing widow [and] several children ....


Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

Ven. Archd. Campbell, M. A., H. F. Colthirst, Esq.

May 15, 1873

The friends and acquaintances of Mr. David Quallo are requested to attend his remains from his residence, No.-- Orange Street Parade at 5 o'clock this evening.

May 19, 1873

Passengers Sailed

In the Atlas Company's Steamer St. Thomas for New York: --

Mr. and Mrs. Solomon; Miss Sampson; Miss Bates; Mrs. Wood and servant; Mr. Sutton; Miss Sutton; Mr. Mitchell; Rev. West; Mr. Myers; Dr. Hall; Mrs. Hall and two children; Miss Pearne; Mrs. Pearne; Mr. Nicol; Mr. G. J. DeCordova; Miss Edwards; Mr. and Mrs. Carter.

May 21, 1873


At Spanish Town, on Friday, 16th May, the wife of Mr. S. S. Lawton, of a son.

May 22, 1873


In this city on the 14th inst., after a painful illness ... David Quallo, Esq., a native of this island and for many years engaged in general business here ...He had besides been an old and faithful public servant in connection with the Parochial Administration of Kingston; having served first as a Common Councilman and afterwards as Alderman for many years when Kingston boasted of a Charter of Incorporation. For thirty years also, up to the period of his death, he held a Commission of the Peace ...

May 26, 1873


At Aboukir on the 21st instant, by the Rev. Geo. Hall, Island Curate of Brown's Town, David Galloway, Esq., Vale Royal Estate, Trelawny, to Ellen Rosalie, only daughter of the late Arthur Lowe, Esq., of Manchester.

At Holy Trinity Church, St. Mary, by the Revd. F. H. Sharpe, assisted by Rev. C. R. Chandler, on Tuesday, 13th may, 1872, Augustus Henry Smyth, Esq., to Mary Eliza Hind, daughter of Richard Rigg, Esq., at Retreat, St. Mary.


At London, on the 29th ult., John Davis, Esq., of Blue Hole Pen, St. James ...

At Spanish Town on the 22nd May, 1873, in the 32nd year of his age, Robert Cargill, formerly Registrar in Chancery.

May 28, 1873


On the morning of the 26th at Blue Bell Cottage, in this city, the wife of Joseph Stines, Jnr., of a son.

In this city on the 20th instant, the wife of Mr. Richard White of a son.


On the 16th instant, at her Residence, No. 93, East Street, Miss Mary Fricks, an old inhabitant of this city.

May 31, 1873


On the 23rd instant, at Gray's Pen, Kingston, the wife of A. H. Alexander, Acting Agent General of Immigration, of a son.

June 2, 1873

The friends and acquaintances of Mr. Louis John Desporte are requested to attend the remains of his nephew, Henry F. Desporte (son of the late F. G. Desporte) from his residence, No. 12 Bond Street, to the place of interment ...

June 4, 1873

The friends and acquaintances of Mr. John P. D'Aguilar are requested to attend the remains of his infant daughter, Mary Ann, from his residence, No. 3 Lower East Street ...

June 7, 1873


At No. 83 Hanover Street, on the morning of the 4th, Mrs. Napoleon Alberga of a daughter.

June 10, 1873

Passengers Arrived

In the Atlas Co.'s Steamer Claribel, from New York: --

Mr. C. P. Cespedes; Mr. J. Bayer; Mr. S. Mendes; Mr. John Sole; Mr. Lucas, 2 children and nurse; Mr. F. Moxy; Mr. G. H. Reichter.



A Gentleman of undoubted respectability, wishes to correspond with a young lady of wealth and corresponding position in Society, with a view to matrimony; would desire the lady to be of an amiable disposition, talented and refined. All communications in strict confidence, and returned if not considered desirable. Address "Belles Lettres94", Kingston P. O.



At Bensonton, St. Ann's, on the 15th ult., Charlotte Eliza, the beloved wife of F. W. Byfield, Wesleyan Teacher ...

At No. 3 Lower East Street, on Wednesday, the 4th inst., of diphtheria, Mary Ann Beatrice, the beloved daughter of Mr. John P. D'Aguilar, aged five years.

June 11, 1873

It affords us pleasure to report that Mr. Lionel Leon Samuel, son of H. S. Samuel, Esq., of this city, has passed a satisfactory examination, preparatory to being articled for the study of the Law.

June 12, 1873

Jewish Almshouse

Visiting Committee for June

George Magnus, Edmund Levy, H. J. DePass, Esqrs.

June 13, 1873


On the 5th June, at Belle Vue, in St. Elizabeth, Louisa Smith, wife of the Venerable Archdeacon Rowe.


We have Been requested to mention that Mr. Charles Malcolm McLeod, of Mandeville, has passed a very creditable examination as a Land-Surveyor.

June 14, 1873


At Holland Estate, in the parish of St. Elizabeth, on Sunday the 8th June, Sophia Frances, wife of John Manderson, Esq., and daughter of the late Bernard Martin, senior, Esq., of St. Elizabeth.

June 17, 1873

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

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



At Milk Spring, Milk River, Vere, on the 15th instant, the wife of Mr. Peter Denniston of a daughter.

June 18, 1873


The Undersigned is happy to inform the Misses A. J., C. B., A. B., and Perfection, that they will find letters to their address at the P. O. All others most respectfully declined.

Belles Lettres

June 19, 1873


At Gladsmuire Lodge, Pedros, St. Ann's, Mrs. Susan E. Gray, widow of the late John A. Gray, aged 52 years, leaving several relatives and friends to mourn her loss ...


Passengers Sailed

In the Atlas Co.'s Steamer Claribel for New York: --

Sir Bryan Edwards, Kt.; Mr. A, M. Nathan; Mr. Gomes Casseres; Mr. Kruger; Mr. Potts; Mr. F. Correoso; Mr & Mrs. Bethancourt; Mr. G. B. Lindo ...

June 20, 1873


At No. 133 King Street, on 19th inst., Senor Fernando Gonzales, in the 73rd year of his age. The friends and acquaintances of Pedro Boudet, Esq., Son-in-law of the deceased, are solicited to attend his remains at 5 o'clock this afternoon, from the above residence to the Holy Trinity (Catholic) Church, Duke Street.


Mr. A. D. Hale, of Savanna-la-Mar, has been appointed a Notary Public for the parish of Westmoreland.

June 21, 1873

The friends and acquaintances of Mr. Henry Brodhurst, are requested to attend his remains from his late residence, No 37 East Street, to the place of interment at 5 o'clock this evening.


At 112, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, on the 17th May, the Revd. James Watson, late of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Kingston, aged 74 years.

June 26, 1873


In this City on Sunday, the 22nd inst., by the Revd. Mr. Rittenbergh, Miss Cordelia Brandon to Mr William H. Lyon of Spanish Town.

June 28, 1873


Just to hand by the Royal Mail Company S. S. Elbe (price 12s post 13s 6d) the Rev. W. J. Gardner's History of Jamaica from its discovery to the present time. This work is in no respect that of a partisan, it is the result of honest endeavour to ascertain the truth and to record it impartially. It has been described by a Literary Critic as a work of great research and unquestionably historical. For the present orders will be received by James Francis, 75 Church Street. Post Office Orders to be made payable at the General Post Office, Kingston.



At Dry Harbour on the 24th instant, the wife of Samuel E. Payne, Jr., Assistant Collector Taxes, of a Son.


At Monaltrie, St. Andrew, on the 26th inst., John Evelyn, the infant son of Dr. Cargill, aged 9 months and two weeks.

June 30, 1873


At Whitefield Chapel, Porus, on 26th June by the father of the bride, assisted by the Revd. W. Alloway, Edward Francis Coke, Esq., of St. Elizabeth, to Ada Ellen Clark, of Whitefield.

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