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July - August 1873

July 2, 1873


On June 25th at Brown's Town Wesleyan Chapel, by the Revd. H. B. Foster, assisted by the father of the bride, Henry B. Foster, M. B., to Hepzibah, ;youngest daughter of the Rev. John Corlett.

July 4, 1873


In this city, on Wednesday, 2nd inst., at the Residence, No 70 East Street, by the Rev. A. H. Nieto, Minister of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, Miss Miriam, daughter of Mr. Moses M. Morais, to Mr. Solomon, son of Mr. Solomon Morais.

July 4, 1873


At Buff Bay, St. George, this day 28th June 1873, Robert Scobie, aged about 73, of Hematuria and Debility, and formerly belonging to White River Estate in St. George.

Also at same place and time, Horatio Guscott, Esq., for may years a Justice of the Peace, and holding many Public appointments such as Churchwarden, member of the various Boards, Postmaster, and so on.

The friends and acquaintances of Mrs. Smith are requested to attend the remains of her son Mr. Henry Jarmain Smith, from her residence corner of Water and Mark Lanes, at 5 o'clock.

July 7, 1873

Passengers Arrived

In the R. M. C. Steamer Moselle from England: --

Revd. J. E. Henderson and Mrs. Henderson and two daughters; Mr. H. D. Woodhouse; Mr. P. S. Abraham; Mr. Greenough; Mr. J. Gutierez; Mr. Alex Cross; Staff Surgeon Chapman; Mrs. W. Thomas; Surgeon Freely, wife and two children; Mr. Audor Souhet; Mr. T. Woltge; Mr. C. Sampier; Mr. J. B. Vital.

July 8, 1873


On the 10th June, at St. Mary Abbots Parish Church, Kensington, by the Venerable Archdeacon Sinclair, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Henry, George Archibald Lundie, E. E., Merthyr Tydfil, to Mary Anne, fourth daughter of the late David Brandon, Esq., of Marble Hall, Kingston, Jamaica.

At Charlotte Town, Prince Edward Island, North America, on the 22nd of May last, by the Revd. James Duncan, Presbyterian Minister, Sarah Penelope, only daughter of Mr.. F. C. Willock of Falmouth, Jamaica, to Mr. William Hamilton Willock, Collector of H. M. Customs at Orwell, Prince Edward Island.


The friends and acquaintances of Mrs. Priscilla E. Oppenheim, are requested to attend the remains of her son, Gabriel M. Oppenheim, No. 32 Orange Street, at 5 o'clock.

July 10, 1873

Passengers Arrived

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

Rev. Mr. West; Mr. J. Aguilar; Mr. William Walker; Mr. Ramin Cespedes; Mr. G. Fisher; Mr. G. J. DeCordova; Miss C. Delgado.

July 12, 1873


On the 5th June at St. Paul's Church, Sunderland, England, by the Rev. A. J. McGowan, Guiseppe Antonio, second son of Dr. Carusi of Chieti, Italy, to Lucy Janet Bristowe, youngest daughter of G. P. M. Downer, M. R. C. S. E., of Spanish Town, Jamaica..


At Greenwood Estate in the parish of St. Mary, on the 6th instant, of confluent Small-pox, Alexander Churnside, Esquire, aged 37 years ...

At Content, St. Ann's, on 30th June, Miss Catherine Russell, aged 71 years.


Mr. A. W. Lundie has been appointed clerk to the parochial Boards of St. Elizabeth, in the room of Mr. J. S. Trench promoted.

July 15, 1873

It is reported that Snr. Balbona, the owner of "Bybrook" estate has sold 400 acres of that property to Snr. Cohen who, aided by his sons, intends to cultivate thereon Tobacco, Coffee and Cocoa, on the Cuban system.

July 18, 1873


It is our painful duty to announce the death of our late much esteemed and respected friend, Miss Abigail Mendes, which melancholy event took place last night, at her residence, No. 110, Upper East Street.

July 21, 1873

Passengers Arrived

In the R. M. C. Steamer Tagus: --Mr. C. W. Steer; Revd. W. J. Gardner;, lady and two children; Mr. Robert Jones.

From Antigua -- Mr. Thwaites and two children.

From St. Thomas -- Mr. and Mrs. Couchas; Mr. Baine.

From Jacmel -- Mr. H. Baine.

July 22, 1873


In this city on Friday, the 18th inst., the wife of Mr. Alexander J. L. Lyon, of a son.


At Springfield, Queenstown, Ireland, on the 25th June, 1873, David Howe Lambert, formerly a Merchant in Kingston, and long connected with this Island ....

July 23, 1873


At Up-Park Camp on the 22nd inst., Mrs. G. W. Smith of a daughter.


At Coldingham, St. Thomas ye Vale, on the 16th inst. Miss Margaret Landells in the 73rd year of her age ...

At Water Mount, on Wednesday, 16th July, George Fraser, Esq., aged 58 years, leaving a disconsolate widow to mourn her loss ...

At St. Ann's Bay, on Friday the 18th inst., William Richard Phillips, Jnr., the beloved son of William R. Phillips, Senr., (of confluent Small-pox), aged 4 years and 18 days.


Owing to continued ill health, Mr. Justice Phillippo has been compelled to resign his appointment as Second Puisne Judge of Demerara. Mr. Phillippo is a son of the venerable Baptist Minister of Spanish Town, and brother of Dr. Phillippo of this city.

July 24, 1873


At Brown's Town, St. Ann, on the 8th July, 1873, by the Revd. John Corlett, Alfred Nathan Sutherland, Esq., of Moneague, to Esther, eldest daughter of the late William Delisser and niece of Charles Isaacs, Esq..


On the 19th instant, aged 69 years, the Reverend Charles Fyfe, for 41 years Incumbent of St. Michael's, Port Royal Mountains.

July 26, 1873


On the 20th instant, at Torquay, Devonshire, Laura Sarah, wife of Arthur E. Dupuis, Esq., Commander Royal Navy, aged 25 years.

The friends and acquaintances of Mr. Alexander Seaton Brown are requested to attend the remains of his wife, Mrs. Jane Brown, from his residence, No. 31 Wildman Street, to the place of interment at half-past 4 o'clock this evening.

The friends and acquaintances of Mr. Achille Mitchell are requested to attend the remains of his daughter, Miss Mary Clair Mitchell, from his residence, No 3, Bow street (south of St. Michael's Church) to the place of interment at half-past four o'clock this evening.

July 28, 1873

The friends and acquaintances of Mr. Maurice Abisdid are requested to attend the remains of his father, Mr. Isaac Abisdid, from his residence No. 60 Hanover Street, to the place of interment, at 5 o'clock this evening.

July 31, 1873

The Venerable Archdeacon Campbell, the Revd. Mr. Pierce, the Revd. Mr. Woodrow, W. Andrews, W. Lee and J. C. Melville, Esqrs., have been named by the Bishop, under an Ecclesiastical Commission, to enquire into certain scandalous acts charged against a clergyman of the Church of England in Jamaica. The inquiry will commence during the present week.

August 2, 1873

The friends and acquaintances of the late Charles James Daly, Island Pilot, are requested to attend his remains from No. 10 Luke Lane, to the place of interment at 5 o'clock this evening.


In a previous issue we referred to the appointment of an Ecclesiastical Commission to enquire into certain charges of a scandalous nature preferred against a clergyman of the Church of England. We feel satisfaction in now reporting that after a patient and impartial investigation, the Reverend Gentleman has been honourably acquitted.

August 5, 1873


- On Sunday, the 27th July, an ordination service was held at Blackmore Wesleyan Chapel at the Red Hills, St. Andrew's by the Rev. James C. Duhaney, minister of the Native Baptist Association, when Mr. William H. Barclay, of Kingston, was set apart for the work of the Christian Ministry in the presence of a large attendance.



At Old Hope Pen, Westmoreland, on the 24th July, the wife of the Revd. J. E. Miller of a daughter.


On the 30th July, 1873, by the Revd. Alex. Jackson James, Mr. William Sutcliffe, to Catherine, the widow of the late Stephen Donaldson, of the parish of St. John's.


The friends and acquaintances of Miss Maria Byndloss, are respectfully requested to attend her remains from her residence, No. 66 Church Street, to the place of interment, at half-past four o'clock this evening.

August 6, 1873

Passengers Arrived

In the R. M C. Steamer Nile, from Southampton: --Captain and Mrs. Creig and servant; Mr. John Davies; Mr. S. Magnus; Don L. Villespinosa; Mr. G. R. Taylor; Mr. J. Cardoza; Mr. G. R. Phillips & son; Miss Phillips; Mr. G. C. Child.

From Trinidad: -- Mr. Lowansing.

From St. Thomas -- Mr. D. N. Sansom.

From Jacmel -- Mrs. Trichet and 2 children; Mrs. R. Lafleur; Mrs. J. M. Fidele; Mr. J. Gadpaille ...

Passengers Sailed

In the barque Belle Isle -- the Misses Lynch (2); Masters Lynch, children of the Rev. R. B. Lynch.


At Port-au-Prince, Hayti, on the 2nd August, Agnes Isabella Watson of Annotto Bay, to Edward Haynes, of Kingston, Jamaica.

August 8, 1873


At 13 North Street, on the 6th inst., Mrs. J. Murray Auld, of a daughter.


In this city last night, Mrs. Grace Smith, in the 66th year of her age. The friends and acquaintances of Messrs. Thomas Briscoe and J. B. Burrowes are requested to attend her remains form her late residence, No. 14 Stephen Lane, to the place of interment at half past 4 o'clock this evening.

August 11, 1873


On the 8th inst. At Portland, the wife of Dr. O. Dunscombe Honiball of a daughter.

August 12, 1873

The Rev. J. L. Ramson has been appointed a Road Commissioner for the parish of St. Elizabeth.



We regret in having to record the death of Dr. Charles Campbell of the firm of Bowerbank and Campbell of this city....Dr. Campbell, who was a son of the late venerable rector of St. Andrew and brother of the present Archdeacon of Surry, was greatly esteemed as much for his general urbanity as for his learning and professional skill, being at one time considered one among the first Surgeons of the West Indies....

August 15, 1873


At Walkamston, Essex, on the 2nd July, the wife of the Revd. Arthur P. Rowe of a son.

At Wallingford Mission House, St. Elizabeth, on the 10th inst., the wife of the Revd. T. L. Rees, Baptist Missionary, of a daughter.

August 16, 1873

The Bishop of Kingston will hold an ordination in this city shortly, when the Rev. Mr. Wheeler will be admitted to Priest's Orders. This will be preparatory to the location of the Revd. gentleman in a country district, on the arrival of the Rev. Mr. Nuttall, to resume his duties as Curate of St. George's Church. The Rev. Mr. Wheeler is a devout Christian, and thoroughly devoted to his work. We feel confident he will do good wherever he may be sent.

August 19, 1873

We have already announced the forthcoming ordination of the Rev. Mr. Wheeler to the Priesthood. The si quis has been published in respect to another gentleman, Mr. Zacharias Vallespinosa of Corpus Christi, Cambridge, who is to be admitted a Deacon. This is first time we have heard of this gentleman, and his name being so peculiarly a foreign one Churchmen will naturally feel anxious about him until they have had an opportunity to hear him preach. For the present the University he hails from ought to be a guarantee for him.

August 20, 1873

Notice July 19, 1873

Trust Estate of Samuel Millingen

All demands against the above Estate must be rendered at the Store of G. J. DeCordova, 153 Harbour Street, by 12 o'clock, Thursday, 21st inst. No notice will be taken of any appearing after that date.

G. J. DeCordova; Uriah Delapenha - Trustees appointed.



The friends and acquaintances of the late Mrs. Jane Ann Robertson are requested to attend her remains from her late Residence, No. 25 East Street, to the place of interment at 5 o'clock, precisely, this evening.

August 23, 1873

The friends and acquaintances of Mr. P. K. Dunbar are requested to attend the remains of his daughter, Miss Caroline M. Dunbar, from his residence, Slipe Pen Road, to Halfway-Tree Church, at half-past 4 o'clock this evening.


Mr. Edward Skyers has been appointed a member of the Municipal Board and Churchwarden for the parish of Portland.

The Acting Colonial Secretary has notified that, as the Public Building in Spanish Town, formerly known as "King's House", the official residence of the Governor, is now devoted to the purposes of the new College, the building in St. Andrew, formerly known as Bishop's Lodge, and recently purchased for an official residence for the Governor of Jamaica shall henceforth be known and described by the name of the King's House.

August 25, 1873

Passengers Arrived

In the R. M. C. Steamer Nile from Colon: --Mr. Medina; Mars. McRobie; Miss Carter.

In the Atlas Steamer Atlas from New York: --Sir Bryan Edwards; Mr. John Orrett; Mr. Bertram G. Lindo; Mr. Gilmore C. Lindo; Captain Joseph Fry; Mrs. Aitchinson; Mr. Manuel Govin; Mr. Francis Correoso and servant; Mr. Antonio Botel; Mr. Miguel Barnet; Mr. C. Socarras; Mr. W. Barford.



Robert Litherland, son of the late William Litherland, of St. Mary, who departed this life on the 18th August, 1873, after three days illness in Kingston, in the 29th year of his age ...

At Fort George Pen, St. Mary, on August the 17th ... Charles Clarke Prestwidge, third son of James Prestwidge, Esq., aged 25 years.

August 26, 1873


At Quebec, P. Q., on Thursday, the 10th July 1873, aged 30 years. Thomas Children, second son of William Antrobus Holwell, Esq.

August 28, 1873


At 77 Duke Street, on the 26th inst., the wife of Mr. Henry Lee, of a daughter.


On the 27th inst. At the Parish Church, Kingston, by the Rev. J. D. Hunt, Curate, assisted by the Rev. H. Scotland, Incumbent of Port Royal, R. W. Houghton, Esq., Royal Naval Hospital, Port Royal, to Mary Susan Tucker of Hamilton, Bermuda.


At Wesley Grove, in the parish of St. Andrew, on the 23rd August, Mrs. Mary Ann Rookwood, aged 92 years and 3 months ...

In this city last night 27th inst., at 8 o'clock p.m., at her residence, No 65 Hanover Street, Dolores Figaro de Correoso, aged 28 years, the beloved Wife of Francisco Correoso, Esq.



The following clergymen and gentleman have been elected members of the Diocesan Council for 1873: --

Rev. C. H. Hall; Rev. H. McDermott; Rev. D. B. Panton; Rev. E. Nuttall; Rev. G. Downer; Hon. H. J. Kemble; W. Ewen, Esq., F. Dawson, Esq., Tomlin Campbell, Esq., Dr. Cargill, H. F. Colthirst, Esq.

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