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May 2, 1877

The Friends and Acquaintances of Joseph D. Leonard are requested to attend his remains from his Residence, No. 28 Maiden Lane, to the place of interment, at half past four o'clock this afternoon.

May 3, 1877





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14 King Street



We, the Undersigned Proprietors of the several Bakeries attached to our Signatures, having decided to cease baking on Sundays, for the purpose of affording our employees a day of rest, beg hereby to notify to our Supporters and the Public in general, that they will be supplied with Bread, in future, from our several Bakeries, on Saturday evenings, beginning from Saturday, the 5th inst. -- Hiram M. Sollas, Green House Bakery; Wilfred Levy, Family Bakery; Randolph J. Nunes, Blue House Bakery; Adam Cohall, White House Bakery.



NUNES - At 115 Duke Street, in this city, on the morning of the 2nd instant, the wife of Mr. Theodore Nunes of a son.


On the first day of the last Passover, a donation left by Mr. Gabriel M. Oppenheim, deceased, for the English and German Synagogue, in Orange Street, was presented by that gentleman's mother, Mrs. P. E. Oppenheim. The offering consists of a scroll of the laws of the children of Israel (being the entire five books of Moses) accompanied with a pair of silver bells of very chaste design, a pointer and a beautiful rich crimson velvet mantel embroidered in gold. The gift, which is valued at fifty guineas, was received by the Directors of the Institution, gracefully acknowledged; and, with the usual ceremony on such occasions, was placed within the ark.

May 5, 1877


In this city, on the 2nd inst., by the Revd. John Radcliffe, John Henry Curry to Mary, only daughter of the late James Craig, of the parish of Trelawny.

May 7, 1877

The following are the names of passengers booked for leaving Southampton in the S. S. Moselle on the 2nd instant, for this island: -- Miss Blackhurst, Miss Burnett, Mrs. DeMercado, three children and female servant, and Miss DeMercado.

May 9, 1877


On the 5th May, 1877, at the residence of her husband, at the General Penitentiary, Sarah J. Foster, aged 32 years.

May 10, 1877

Jewish Alms House

Monthly Visiting Committee, May 1877

Geo. Magnus, H. J. DePass, & John Bonitto

May 11, 1877

The friends and acquaintances of Martin Gutzmer, are requested to attend his remains from No. 91 Tower Street, to the place of interment at 5 o'clock this evening.

May 12, 1877

Brother Luke Cole Hollar has been elected Master of the Phoenix Lodge, Port Royal. The installation will take place some time this month.

May 14, 1877

Messrs. Turnbull, Lee & Mudon, Government Auctioneers, sold Retirement Pen, on Wednesday, before Mr. Hendrick, the Registrar, to J. S. Stewart, for the sum of £344. The property was sold in accordance with an order made in Chancery, in a suit in which Hylton and Stewart were the litigants.

May 15, 1877


In this city, on Sunday morning, 13th instant, at Hanover Street, the wife of Mr. Hyman Cohen, of a son.

May 19, 1877

The friends and acquaintances of Mr. Robert Scott Brass, are requested to attend his remains from his residence, 26 High-Holborn Street, to the place of interment, at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning.

May 22, 1877


HODGE - LUCAS On Wednesday, the 16th inst., at the Parish Church, by the Rev. G. W. Downer, Walter De Beltgens Hodge, Esq., Porto Rico, to Henrietta Louisa, second daughter of Sampson Lucas, Esq., this city.


At Cairo, in the parish of Westmoreland, on the 9th instant, Thomas Riddell, Esq., in the 51st year of his age, after a long and lingering illness which he bore with Christian fortitude, and resignation, leaving a disconsolate widow, and several children, an aged mother, and other relatives and friends to mourn their loss ...


Nathaniel Cortissoz. The funeral will move from No. 36, Hanover Street this afternoon, at 5 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will accept this intimation.

May 25, 1877

The following items are taken from the "Jamaica Gazette": --

The Lieutenant Governor has been pleased to appoint Alexander Adolphus Edward Drysdale, Esq., to be a Justice of the Peace for the Parish of St. Ann.

Isaac Levy, Esq., to be a Justice of the Peace for the Parish of St. Ann.

Mr. Lewis Alexander Grant to be District Postmaster at Old Harbour, in the room of Mrs. E. Cowan, removed.

William Vickers, Esq., to be Chairman of the Municipal Board, and of the Board of Parochial Road Commissioners for the Parish of Westmoreland.

Inspector Thomas Gordon Black has returned from leave of absence, and been placed in charge of the Constabulary in the parish of St. Ann.

May 26, 1877


At the Parish Church, Kingston, May 23rd, by the Revd. Mr. Downer, Doctor A. R. Saunders, to Louise, second daughter of Doctor J. E. Phillippo.


Yesterday, John, infant son of John and Esther Bonitto, at their residence, No. 49 Laws Street. The funeral will take place at eight o'clock, this evening.

Last evening: --

Amos D. C. Bonitto, at his residence, 94 Orange Street. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock this evening.

May 29, 1877

Mr. Peter Richmond, Storekeeper of H. M. Dockyard, Port Royal, has left the service.

Mr. John Jones, Chief Clerk of the Naval Victualling Department, Port Royal, has retired on a pension.


The Installation of Master and Officers of the Phoenix Lodge, No. 914, Prov. No. 6, took place on Wednesday last, when the following Officers were duly installed in due and ancient form for the current year: --

Wor. William Luke C. Hollar, Master

Bro. J. Patterson Myers, Senior Warden

Bro. J. Wilson, Junior ditto

Bro. R. Thompson, Treasurer

Bro. J. S. Campbell, Secretary

Bro. J. Campion, Senior Deacon

Bro. Greenaway, Junior Deacon

Bro. J. B. Allen, Inner Guard

Bro. F. W. Hollar, Tyler

The installing Officer was the Wor. Osmond Delgado, Jnr., assisted by Wor. Alveranga, Wor. Ferron, of the "Phoenix", and Wor. T. Sherlock of the "Royal".

May 31, 1877


On the 30th May, 1877, Ethel Irene, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Chavannes, at her grandfather's residence (Mr. Charles Mathon), No. 77 King Street.


Mr. George C. Baylis, writer in the Dock Yard, Port Royal, has been appointed to perform the duties of Chief Clerk, pro. tem, in the Victualling Department, vice Jones, superannuated.

June 2, 1877

Jewish Alms House

Monthly Visiting Committee June, 1877

H. P. DaCosta, S. H. Samuel, D. C. Henriques

Readings of the Thermometer in Kingston: --

Friday, June 1, 1877

At 8 a.m. 82 deg. In the shade

At 12 p.m. 86 deg. " " "

At 5 p.m. 87 deg. " " "


At Sandy Gully Pen, Clarendon, on the 25th May, 1877, George Gascoigne Raynes, of High Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, aged 30 years.


Chateau, a pen in St. Andrew, was yesterday sold to Mr. Streadwick, by the agents of Mr. Joseph Stines -- Messrs. George Magnus and Moses Delgado -- for the sum of £430.

January 4, 1877


On Saturday, 2nd June, the wife of Mr. Mortimer Magnus, of a daughter.


The Friends and Acquaintances of the late Alexander Melhado, are requested to attend the remains of his son, David, at his residence No. 41 George's Lane, to the place of interment at half past four o'clock this afternoon.

June 5, 1877


In this city on Wednesday evening, the 30th May, in the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, by the Rev. A. H. Neito, Zillah, eldest daughter of David H. Quallo, to Moses Reginald, eldest son of Frederick DeSouza, both of Kingston.


The Friends and Acquaintances of Mr. James B. Sanches, are requested to attend his remains from 43 Rae Street, Rae Town, to the place of interment at 4 o'clock this afternoon.

June 6, 1877


In this City, on the morning of the 3rd June, after a short illness, Miss Mary Spalding, at the advanced age of 90 years and six months ...


Mr. Harrison, whose name appears in the list of passengers by the S. S. Para, has come out to erect the ice-making machine: The proprietors contemplate sending the manufactured ice around the town in a cart.

June 7, 1877


On the 28th May, at Retreat Plantation, in the Parish of Clarendon, by the Reverend R. Montsalvatge, John Christian Hencke, of Bremen, Germany, to Ana Elisa, youngest daughter of José Antonio Milanes of Cuba.

On the 28th May, at Retreat Plantation, in the Parish of Clarendon, by the Reverend R. Montsalvatge, Henry Venecia, of Paris, France, to Ernestina Gertrudis, daughter of José Antonio Milanes of Cuba.


At his residence, No 32 Smith Lane, yesterday morning, Thomas B. Wiltshire. The funeral will move at 5 o'clock this evening.

June 9, 1877


On Motion of Mr. S. Constantine Burke, one of Her Majesty's Assistant Attorneys-General, in the Supreme Court, yesterday, Mr. E. Bolivar Wolfe, who had been permitted a day or two before, to go up for examination as an Attorney-at-Law, took the usual oaths. His Honor the Chief Justice, in handing him his certificate, congratulated him on the result of the examination that had been conducted by Mr. Justice Ker, and wished him every success in the profession he has chosen.

June 14, 1877


On the 6th instant, at Holy Trinity Church, by the Reverend J. Dupont, assisted by the Reverend F. Hathaway, Charles Lucien Vendryes, second son of Henry Vendryes, Esq., Solicitor, Kingston, to Emma Rosalie, second daughter of Louis P. Branday, Esq.. Kingston.

June 15, 1877


At the Villa, Mandeville, on Monday morning, the 11th instant ... Mary, the beloved wife of Joseph Levy, in the 66th year of her age.

June 16, 1877


This morning, at her residence, corner of Tower Street and Rosemary Lane, Mrs. Geo. G. Baines. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend her remains to the place of interment at 5 o'clock tomorrow (Sunday) evening.

June 18, 1877

Mr. P. E. Auvray invites his friends and acquaintances to attend the remains of his late mother, Marie Emily Adeline Auvray, from his residence, No. 11 North Street, to the place of interment at quarter to 5 o'clock this evening.


The Atlas Company's S. S. Atlas, Captain Low, arrived here, from Haytian ports, early yesterday afternoon, with the following passengers for Kingston, and a cargo of coffee and cotton for New York: -- Mr. Mitchell, Mr. J. C. Clark; Mr. A. Pradim, from Port-au-Prince; Mr. W. D. Roberts from Jacmel; and Mr. Osmond Vaz and son from Aux Cayes.

June 19, 1877

In the case of supposed smuggling, at the instance of Mr. S. N. DaCosta, Senior Landing Waiter of this Port, against Mr. Aguilar, for the illegal landing of two ready made pairs of trousers -- value, 70s. Mr. Vendryes defended before the Police Magistrate. The charge was dismissed.

June 20, 1877


At Elmwood, parish of Portland, on the 14th inst., the Rev. Charles P. Street, formerly Curate of the Parish Church and St. Michael's, Kingston, aged 62 years.

June 23, 1877


SARGEANT -- June 20, at the Deanery Pen, the wife of George Sargeant of a son.


At Christ Church, Brondesbury, by the Revd. Dr. Williams, David Henriques D'Souza (formerly of Falmouth), and of the firm of D'Souza, Son & Lazarus), to Susanna, second daughter of the late Charles Rush, Esq., of Witnesbank, Suffolk.


Miss Adelaide Da Costa, a young lady residing with her mother, in Duke Street, appeared at the Police Court, yesterday, before Captain Mainwaring, R. N., Assistant Police Magistrate, to press a charge of robbery against Mrs. McDonald. According to the evidence, Mrs. McDonald, who had only been married a short time ago, hade been brought up by a near relative of the prosecutrix, and she had had for many years the entré to the house. She was decent and well-behaved; her husband took care of her, and she appeared to want nothing to make her comfortable; but, in an unguarded moment on Thursday, she walked into the house, went upstairs and took up a box containing two pairs of earrings and 13s., and left with it. The prisoner was overcome with grief in the Police Court. She admitted the offence, and was sentenced to sixty days' imprisonment, with hard labour. She fainted, and her husband, who was present, burst into tears.

June 25, 1877


At Sonden Hill, St. Ann, after a very short and painful illness, Mary Ann Johnston.


At the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, Kingston, by the Rev. Neito, Henry J. Isaacs, second son of H. J. Isaacs, Esq., of Montego Bay, to Caroline, third daughter of Abraham DeSouza, Esq., of this City.

June 26, 1877


On the 20th instant, at No. 57 Duke Street, Frederick Orobio, son of Phineas Abraham, Esq., of London, to Esther Frances, younger daughter of the late Emanuel Lyons, Esq.


In this city, on the 21st instant. Stephen Cooke, late Clerk of Petty Sessions, St. Andrew, aged 59.


The meeting of the "Glen Lyon Holy Royal Arch Chapter" held on the 22nd inst. When the following Officers were elected for the ensuing year: --

Most Excellent Alex. E. Burke, P. Z.

Most Excellent B. M. Dias, P. H.

Most Excellent S. H. Watson, P. T.

Companion B. Wolfe, P. S.

Ditto J. Hayes, S. W.

Ditto J. K. Spicer, Treasurer

Ditto J. Polack, S. E.

Ditto A. DaCosta, Janitor

July 2, 1877

Jewish Alms House

Monthly Visiting Committee, July 1877

S. S. Lawton, J. J. G. Lewis, O. Delgado


At Montego Bay, at the Parish Church, on Wednesday, the 27th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Morris, Ida Medora, second daughter of William Gregory, Esq., to Walter J. D. Webster, Esq., of St. Elizabeth.

July 3, 1877


On the 29th Ultimo, at Montego Bay, Mrs. F. W. Mortlock, of a daughter.


The friends and acquaintances of the late Don Bruno Badan, Consul for Spain, are requested to attend his remains from his late residence, Villa Caprera, on the Windward Road, to the place of interment, at 4 o'clock this evening.

July 4, 1877


At Saint Jago, Clarendon, on Thursday, the 28th inst., the wife of Edward Derbyshire Wright, Esq., of a daughter.


In this City, on Saturday morning, the 30th June, Michael DeCordova Ashenheim, aged 26 years.


We insert the following from the Richmond (Virginia) Daily Despatch. The gentleman alluded to is a nephew of David Martin, Esq., of this city. -- Rev. Isaac P. Mendes, who for several years has been pastor of the Portuguese synagogue in this city, has accepted a call to the synagogue in Savannah, which has one of the wealthiest congregations in this section of the country. Mr. Mendes is a young gentleman of education and refinement, and has been a useful and honoured member of this community during his residence here. He will leave Richmond the latter part of this month, but will not take charge of his congregation in Savannah until August 1st.

July 6, 1877


Last evening, at Richmond Pen, St. Andrew, W. Wemyss Anderson. The funeral will leave the Pen at 4:30 this evening, and the interment will take place at St. Andrew's Kirk, East Queen Street.

July 9, 1877

The friends and acquaintances of Mr. John A. B. Clarke, and those of Mr. K. John Spicer, are requested to attend the remains of Mrs. John A. B. Clarke, from her late residence 69 Water Lane, to the place of interment at 5 p.m.

July 10, 1877


At Ardenne, St. Andrews, on the 7th inst., Mrs. J. C. Mackglashan of a son.


Vaz, Abraham Nunes, on Saturday, the 7th instant, in his 76th year.

July 11, 1877


At Bluefields, Nicaragua, June 9th, by A. W. Howell, J. P., George Howard Haymond, of Fairmont, West Virginia, U. S. A., to Mary Annie, fourth daughter of the late James Edmund Parsons, Esq., of Grand Cayman.


At 26 Faunce Street, Kensington Park, London, on the ... June, 1877, Giacomo F. Arnaboldi, eldest son of the late Giacomo Arnaboldi, Esq., of this city, aged 23 years. Also, at the same place, London, on the 19th May, 1877, Leeming Antonio Atkinson, infant son of Leeming Atkinson, Esq., and grandson of the late Giacomo Arnaboldi, Esq., of this city, aged 16 months.


In this city at noon, yesterday, Mr. Henry Greenwood. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend his remains from his late residence, No 60 East Street, to the place of interment, at 5 o'clock this evening.

July 12, 1877


At Geneva, on the 10th June, Charles Tylden Jackson, youngest son of the late Wm. Gostwyck Brideanse of Mahogany Vale, St. Andrew, aged 10.

July 17, 1877


At No. 38 Potters' Row, Rae Town, at 1 o'clock p.m., 16th July 1877, John W. Horton, late Superintendent, General Penitentiary.

July 23, 1877


At Knock Patrick Pen, Manchester, on the 19th instant, the wife of Uriah Delapenha, of a daughter.


In this City, on the 19th July, at the Holy Trinity Church, by the Revd. Father J. Dupont, James M. Reeves, to Eliza A. Mattos, both of this City.

July 25, 1877


In Spanish Town, on the 21st inst., the wife of Emanuel Abrahams, Esq., of a daughter.


At Spot Valley, on Sunday the 22nd inst., Georgiana, fourth and beloved daughter of the late Alexander Grant, Esq., aged 28 years, sincerely regretted by a large circle of relatives and friends.

July 27, 1877


At Spanish Town, on Tuesday the 17th inst., Mrs. Catherine Aldred Allen, aged 70 years and 8 months, relict of the late John Aldred Allen, Master Builder ...

July 28, 1877


On the 27th instant, at Sunny Vale Pen, Rock Fort Road, the residence of his brother-in-law, Arthur Arnold Chevolleau. The funeral will move at 4:30 this evening.

July 31, 1877


At his residence, 96 Charles St., on the 28th instant, after a short illness, Mr. George Goldson Munro, aged 70 years ...

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