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June 7 - October 31, 1878

June 7, 1878


In Kingston, on the 6th inst., the wife of Wellesley Bourke, of a daughter.


Mr. Septimus Feurtado's mill, on his bijou sugar estate on the banks of the Rio Cobre Irrigation Canal, is busy taking off the crop of canes.

Mr. George Williams has been appointed Harbour Master's Clerk, at a salary of £110 per annum; and Mr. Delfosse, the present Harbour Master's Clerk, has been appointed Landing Waiter to H. M. Customs.

June 11, 1878


In this city, on the 8th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Robb, Minnie, eldest daughter of the late William Spittal Norton, Esq., J. P., St. Catherine, to James Leighton Davidson, third son of Joseph Davidson, Esq., of this city, merchant.

June 14, 1878


By the Rev. Hansburger, Hazan of the English and German Congregation of the City of Boston, Mass: --

MARSHALL, DELGADO -- Joseph Bertram Marshall, native of London, to Ida Winnifred, eldest daughter of the late Edwin Delgado of Kingston, Jamaica.

June 15, 1878


Last evening, at his residence, No. 70 Harbour Street, Richard Thomas Wood. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend hiss remains from the above address to the place of interment, at 5 o'clock this evening.


The Waterloo Lands belonging to the Church at Halfway Tree, were sold at Auction Yesterday by Mr. Joseph Stines, Auctioneer to H. M. N. C. and O. S. Departments, for £500, to W. Allwood, Esq.. The sale of Rest Pen was unavoidably postponed.

June 17, 1878


COPE - PHILLIPPO -- On the 14th instant, at the Parish Church, by the Rev. G. W. Downer, Thomas E. B. Cope, Navigating Lieutenant H. M. S. "Plover", to Lizzie, eldest daughter of Doctor J. C. Phillippo, of this city.

June 18, 1878


In Kingston, on the 11th instant, the Wife of Henry J. Isaacs, of a daughter.


The Friends and Acquaintances of the late Alexander Nairne, late Inspector of Police, are requested to attend his remains from No. 63 Hanover Street, to the place of interment, at 5 this evening.

June 21, 1878


On Thursday morning, 20th instant, the wife of Mr. Amos Morais, of a daughter.

June 22, 1878

The inauguration of the New Masonic Lodge, under the Scotch Constitution, took place at Sussex Hall, Hanover Street, on Thursday evening last. The new Lodge is called the St. John's Lodge, and is registered as No. 623 sc. The installation of the Master and Officers of the administration also took place, when the Wor. James Ogilvie, M. D., was duly installed Master. The ceremonies were conducted by the Right Wor. Samuel Constantine Burke, Prov. Grand Master of Scotland, assisted by the Wor. H. W. Da Costa. The Officers of the District Grand Lodge of East Jamaica were present, also several old Past Masters of the Sister Lodge. The following are the Officers to serve for the ensuing year: --

Dr. James Ogilvie, Master

B. Mortimer Dias, Deputy Master

W. Rastrick Lee, Sub-Master

William Arbouin Paine, Senior Warden

George H. Pearce, Jnr., Warden

Rev. Dr. Croskery, Chaplain

R. John Spiers, Treasurer

W. A. Lawrence, Secretary

A. H. Jones, Snr. Deacon

James Sherbon, Jnr. Deacon

Henry Priest, Inner Guard

John Hoyes, Tyler

All of the above brethren with Right Worshipful S. C. Burke, Worshipful Geo. J. Sargeant, are the founders of the new lodge.


The Governor has been pleased to recognize, provisionally, Mr. John Duff, as Acting Consul for the Republic of Venezuela at Kingston, in this Island, during the absence of the Consul.

Under the power conferred on the Governor by the 1st section of Law 22 of 1873, His Excellency has been pleased to appoint William George MacFarlane, Esq., to be a Trustee of the St. Catherine parish lands.

The Medical Council appointed under Law 47 of 1872 have elected James Scott, Esq., M. R. C. S., England, as President, and have appointed Christopher Gayleard, Esq., M. R. C. S. , England, as Secretary of the Council.

June 25, 1878


In this City, last night, Alice, the dearly beloved wife of M. H. Lawrence. Funeral this evening at 5 o'clock from 104 East Street.



About half past 10 o'clock last night an alarm of fire on the premises of Mr. Streadwick in Myrtle Bank was given. The brigade and a squad of policemen were promptly on the spot. It was discovered that the sparks came from an old chimney. They were soon extinguished.

July 6, 1878

At the installation of Master and Officers of the Phoenix Lodge, Port Royal, No. 914, Prov. 6, held on the 4th inst., the following Officers were duly installed: --

Wor. G. P. Myers, Master

Wor. J. C. Hollar, Immediate P. Master

Bro. Dr. Tyndall, R. N., Senior Warden

Bro. W. Hanna, Junior ditto

Bro. G. Baylis, Secretary

Bro. J. S. Campbell, Treasurer

Bro. H. D. Campbell, Senior Deacon

Bro. J. Gibson, R. N. Junior ditto

Bro. Hiram Barned, Inner Guard

Bro. Frank W. Hollar, Tyler

The Installing Officers being Wor. L. C. Hollar, assisted by the following Past Masters: Wor. David Barned, Henry Barned, Alveranga and Dias.

July 10, 1878

The friends and acquaintances of the late William S. Sadler are requested to attend his remains from his residence, No 43 Oxford Street, to the place of interment, at 5 o'clock this evening.

July 22, 1878

We are informed that the Rev. William John Williams, late of Port Maria, has been instituted to the Rectory of Lucea, vacant by the resignation of the Rev. Andrew J. Davidson.

July 23, 1878


On the 25th June, in her 85th year, at the residence of her son-in-law, the Revd. M. N. Nathan, 37 Sutherland Gardens, W., Esther Samson (nee Corinaldi), relict of S. S. Samson, Kingston, Jamaica. St. Thomas, WI, and Jamaica papers please copy. -- Times, 27th June.

Friends and acquaintances of Charles Antonio Perneau, are respectfully invited to attend his remains from his late residence, No. 12 Princess Street, to the place of interment, at 5 o'clock this evening.

July 24, 1878


LEWIS - RODGERS -- On the 18th instant, at the Parish Church, St. Ann's Bay, by the Revd. J. Cork, Rector, assisted by the Revd. J. E. Miller, Incumbent of St. John's Church, Ocho Rios, John Colston Lewis, Esq., of St. Ann, to Sarah Gertrude, only daughter of the late Alfred Rodgers, Esq., Solicitor, of Falmouth.


At No. 3 East Queen Street, at 11:55 p.m., on Tuesday 23rd July, S. S. Wortley, Esq., City Surveyor. Friends and Acquaintances are invited to the funeral at 4:30 p.m. today.

Friends and acquaintances of Miss Clair Morin are requested to attend the remains of her mother, Mrs. John Francis Morin, from her residence No. 24 Highholborn Street, to the place of interment, at half-past 4 o'clock this evening.

July 25, 1878


At the residence of his mother, Mrs. James Abrahams, 89 Hanover Street, Alfred Delgado Abrahams, aged 34. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock this morning.

July 26, 1878

Mr. Daniel Finzi of this city has filed an action against Mr. Louis Verley for the destruction, or rather partial destruction, of a valuable Naesbury tree growing in the garden of the former, which Mr. Verley has had very severely trimmed -- so severely, indeed, as to leave but very little of the tree. The damages are laid at £100.

August 2, 1878


At Kingston, on Friday evening, July 26th, in the 53rd year of his age, John Cover, Esq., of Huntly Pen, St. Ann. His mortal remains were brought over and interred in the family cemetery at Enfield, St. Ann, on Sunday 28th. He leaves a disconsolate widow, several children, and other relatives and friends to mourn their irreparable loss.

August 6, 1878


At Spanish Town, on 2nd inst., the wife of James O'Meally, Esq., Solicitor, of a son.


At 11:20 last night, Hilda Blanche, infant daughter of Michael Angelo and Rebecca Delisser. The funeral will leave 40 Beeston Street, corner of Princess Street, at 5 o'clock, this evening.

August 9, 1878


On the 8th August, 1878, at 62 Hanover Street, Frederic William Wright, second son of the late William Wright, Merchant of this City.


Mr. Milo Burke's Ironmongery Store, No. 14 King Street, was sold to Briscoe Bros. On Tuesday last.

August 22, 1878

Entered into Rest

At 10:45 a. m. yesterday, the 21st inst., Eliza, the eldest daughter of the late Edmund Simon. Her own friends and the friends of her brothers, Elgin and Conrad Simon, will please accept this invitation to join the family in the solemnities of the funereal from the residence 99 Orange Street, to the place of interment at 4:30 this afternoon.

August 23, 1878


On the 22nd of August, 1878, at H. M. Naval Yard, Port Royal, Jamaica, the wife of Edwin Anderson, prematurely, of a daughter.


At Mammee Bay, St. Ann's Bay, on the night of the 20th inst., Allan Donald Mackintosh, only surviving son of the late Donald Mackintosh, aged 23 years.

August 26, 1878


In this City, yesterday morning, at 10 o'clock, Judith Bravo, sister of the late Jacob Bravo, of this city, at the advanced age of 87. The funeral will take place this evening at 5 o'clock from her late residence, No. 65 Orange Street.

It is with extreme and sincere regret that we announce the death of Miss Ethel Levy, a younger daughter of the Honourable Isaac Levy, Custos of St. Catherine.

August 27, 1878


At St. Jago Park, Spanish Town, on Saturday morning, the 24th instant, Ethel Clotilde, aged 13 years, the beloved daughter of Isaac Levy.

Friends and acquaintances of Mr. J. B. Prescott are requested to attend the remains of his late wife, Julia Rosa Prescott, at half-past four o'clock this evening from his residence, No. 80 Upper Rose Lane, to the place of interment.

August 30, 1878


Samuel Hammond Watson, Esq., (Notary Public for the Parish of Kingston) - Ross J. Livingston, Esq., (Acting Auditor General during the absence on leave of the Honorable J. C. Mackglashan) - Under the 35th section of Law 19 of 1877, Charles Colquhoun Aitken,, Esq., (Superintendent Registrar for the parish of Kingston) - Rev. H. M. Cox (Member of the Board of Parochial Road Commissioners for the parish of St. Elizabeth for the year 1878).

August 31, 1878


At the Parish Church, Kingston, on Wednesday, the 28th instant, by the Rev. William Edward Pierce, B. A., assisted by the Revs. G. W. Downer and G. Denroche, Edward Holloway of Clifton, Somerset, England, to Sarah Ann, eldest daughter of B. H. Dias, dentist.

September 7, 1878


The Governor has been pleased to appoint Commodore the Hon. William John Ward, A. D. C., to be a Justice of the Peace of St. Andrew and Kingston.

Joseph Henry Levy, Esq., to be a Justice of the Peace for St. Ann.

Mr. T. W. Rodgers to act as Landing Waiter at the Port of Kingston, in the room of Mr. S. M. DaCosta, absent on leave.

September 10, 1878


On the 7th inst., at Margaret Villa, St. Andrew, the wife of William E. Powell of Manchester, of a daughter.

On the 4th inst., at Campbellsfield, the wife of Mr. W. O. Lofthouse, of a son.

September 12, 1878

Friends and Acquaintances of Miss Elenor Delpratt, are requested to attend the remains of her Mother, Mrs. Mary Delpratt, from her late residence, corner of Beeston Street and Matthews Lane, at 5 o'clock this evening.

September 13, 1878


At the Old Rectory, Clarendon, on the 3rd instant, Helen Maude, daughter of Inspector Field, aged 15 months.

September 14, 1878


The Queen has been graciously pleased to appoint Edward Newton, Esq., C. M. G., to be Colonial Secretary for Jamaica. The Honorable Edward Newton assumed his duties as Colonial Secretary on the 6th instant.

September 18, 1878



Phoenix Park Pen, advertised to sold by S. J. Streadwick, is subject to an existing contract of pre-emption.


September 19, 1878


In respect to the Notice by Harvey and Bourke, intending purchasers of Phoenix Park advertised by me for sale, can satisfy themselves as to the agreement of "Preemption" by calling at my office, or at the Secretary's Office, Spanish Town.


September 21, 1878

The following passengers are booked to leave Southampton, September 17, per R. M. S. Nile for Jamaica: - Mr. S. N. DaCosta, wife and daughter, and Mr. Butter and wife.

September 23, 1878


At Emerald Park, at 12 o'clock, last night, Norman Disraeli, infant son of Robert and Ada Delisser, age 7 months.

Yesterday morning, at No 50 East Street, Augustus Morais. The friends and acquaintances of his family are requested to attend his remains this evening at 5 o'clock.


The Governor has been pleased to appoint Walter Ogilvie, Charles W. Sterling, and Philip A. Hart, Esqrs., to be Justices of the Peace for the parish of St. James.

The Governor has been pleased to appoint Philip A. Hart, John L. McKie, and Peter McFarlane, Esqrs., to be members of the Board of Road Commissioners for parish of St. James for the year 1878.

September 24, 1878


August 21st at Rose Bank, Bushey, Herts., England, Mrs Adams Clarke of a daughter.


Yesterday, at 36 corner Parade and Orange Street, Madame Jacqui Madure. The friends and acquaintances of Mr. Arthur Abrahams and family are requested to attend her remains this evening, at half-past 4 o'clock to the place of interment.

September 28, 1878


On the 22nd instant, at the Cottage, Vere, Christopher Rowe McCormack, aged 43 years.

September 30, 1878


At her residence, Content, St. Ann, on Tuesday the 24th September 1878, aged 74 years, Margaret Cox, widow of the late Henry Cox, Esq.

October 4, 1878


At Blenheim, Manchester, on the morning of Friday, the 27th September, 1878, after 2 days' illness, Solomon Elvino Malvern, the only beloved son of Abraham S. DaCosta, aged 18 months.


Mr. Charles L. DePass, third-class Clerk in the office of the Director of Roads, Kingston, has been promoted to the position of Cashier of the Irrigation Works, Spanish Town, at a salary of £166 per annum. This, as we understand, is a reward of merit.



The Governor has been pleased to appoint Charles Fletcher, Esq., to act as Custos and Chairman of the Parochial Boards of St. Ann's during the absence from the Island of the Honorable Michael Solomon.

October 5, 1878


At Water Valley, Trelawny, on the 1st October, the wife of H. B. Foster, M. D., of a daughter.

October 9, 1878


In this City, at 4:30 p.m., yesterday, at her Residence, No. 120 Tower St., Matilda Moss, Widow of the late Henry Joseph Moss. Friends and acquaintances of Messrs. Charles Phillips and Leopold Mercado are requested to attend her remains at 4:30 this evening.


We notice with pleasure that Dr. S. M. Logan has received an appointment as Government Medical Officer at Stewart Town.

October 11, 1878


At St. Michael's Church, Kingston, on Thursday, the 3rd instant, by the Revd. G. W. Downer, assisted by the Revd. Dr. Croskery, Amy Rose, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Heath, Esq., Planter, to Heber Spence, youngest son of Richmond Braham, Esq., of Phoenix Park, St. Ann.

October 16, 1878


On Tuesday, 11th instant, at Chapelton, Clarendon, the wife of Mr. J. G. Baxter of a son.

October 17, 1878

The friends and acquaintances of Mr. Henry J. F. H. Hogg are requested to attend his remains, from his late residence, No. 18 Sutton Street, at 4 o'clock this evening to the place of interment.


Mr. Arthur Vendryes, son of Solicitor Henry Vendryes, who had made application to the Supreme Court to be admitted to practice as a solicitor, submitted to an examination yesterday. Sixty-nine questions were given to him to answer, and having passed the necessary length of time in solitary confinement, during which he prepared his answers, they were sent to Mr. Justice Ker, who will probably act upon Mr. Vendryes' application today.

October 18, 1878


On the 13th inst., at "The Bogue", St. Ann, Mrs. Archibald Roxburgh of a son.


Yesterday, Lillian, beloved daughter of Isaac and Esther Dolphy. The Funeral will take place this evening at 4 o'clock, from the residence of Mrs. Leah M. Sollas, No. 21 Orange Street.

The Friends and Acquaintances of Mr. James Brooks, Snr., are requested to attend his remains from his late residence No. 5 Princess Street and Water Lane, at half past 4 o'clock this evening.


Mr. Justice Ker having perused Mr. Arthur Vendryes answers to the questions which had been put to him in the matter of his application for admission to practise as a Solicitor, was yesterday pleased to grant Mr. Vendryes a certificate of his having passed a satisfactory examination.

October 21, 1878


Yesterday, at 4:30 p.m. at Mrs. Chevannes' residence on the Race Course, John Kay Scott, aged 42. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral, at 4:30 this afternoon.

It is with deep regret that we notice the death of the Venerable Archdeacon Campbell, who breathed his last at his residence, Halfway Tree, at about six o'clock yesterday morning, and was interred at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

October 26, 1878

The Friends and Acquaintances of Mr. J. P. Munds are requested to follow the mortal remains of his son, Ernest Louis, from his Residence, Rae Town, to their last resting place in St. Michael's Church Yard, Kingston, on Saturday, 26th October, 1878 at 5 p.m.


The Lieutenant Governor has been pleased to appoint Mr. J. R, Usher to be District Postmaster at Middle Quarters, in the room of Mr. W. Ridgard, deceased.

Mr. Horatio Aarons to be District Postmaster at New Market, in the room of Miss E. Cathcart, resigned.

Mr. James D. Ford to be a Revenue Stamp Distributor in the city of Kingston.

October 28, 1878


At Colon, on the 15th instant, William Clarke, the beloved husband of Henrietta Clarke, of this city, aged 40.

The friends and acquaintances of Mrs. Isabella Henry are particularly requested to attend her remains from No. 35 Laws Street, to the place of interment, between the hours of four and five this evening.


Mr. Priest has prepared a new catalogue of the works in the Public Library. The books are classified in the catalogue according to their subjects, and arranged alphabetically. Copies can be procured from Mr. Priest for sixpence each.

October 30, 1878

The Friends and Acquaintances of the late Aaron Salom, are requested to attend the remains of his daughter, Maria Deborah, who died at 7 o'clock, p.m., aged 8 years and 1 month. The funeral leaves the residence at 4 o'clock this evening from No. 45 Orange Street to the place of interment.

October 31, 1878


Yesterday afternoon, at four o'clock, Ralph Nunes, aged 50 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence "Emma Ville", at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon.

It is with feelings of the deepest regret that we record the demise of Ralph Nunes, Esq., who departed this life at four o'clock yesterday. Mr. Nunes for many years occupied a very high position as a Merchant in this city, being the senior partner in the late firm of Nunes Bros. He leaves behind him to mourn their loss, a widow, ten children, and a very large circle of friends.

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