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Daily Gleaner and DeCordova's Advertising Sheet Excerpts

March - April 1883

March 5, 1883

The Governor has appointed William Vincent Townsend, Esq., to be a Justice of the Peace for the Parish of St. Ann.

Her Majesty the Queen has been pleased to accept the resignation by the Honorable George Solomon of his seat as an Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council of Jamaica.

The Governor has appointed the Honorable Thomas Lloyd Harvey, Custos of St. Catherine, to be Chairman, and Augustus Abrahams, Esq., to be a Member of the Board of Visitors of the Spanish Town Public General Hospital.

The Governor has appointed John Wilson and George Turland, Esquires, and the Revd. Charles T. Husband to be Members of the Municipal Board and of the Board of Parochial Road Commissioners of the Parish of Clarendon.

March 6, 1883

Passengers Arrived

In the R. M. C. Steamer Belize from New York - Mr. James Cornish.

In the W. I. And P. C. steamer Haytian from Liverpool - Revd. Williams, wife and infant; Miss Hewett; Mr. Alex. Mather.

From St. Thomas - Mr. Henry C. Dean; and 7 in transit.



On the 31st January, at her residence 22 Bedford Place, Russell Square, London, after a long and painful illness, Mary, relict of the late Moss Ansell, and mother of Mr. Charles Ansell of this city, in the 58th year of her age.

At his residence, No. 61 George's Lane, at 7:30 o'clock last night, Alexander Garsia, aged 57 years. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 4:45 o'clock.

March 7, 1883


At the residence, No. 6 Rum Lane, at 8:40 p.m. yesterday, William Mowat, aged 63 years. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.


Don't fail to see Mr. Morton Tavares tonight as "Richelieu" at the Theatre Royale. It will be positively his last appearance on the stage. Box Plan now open at Freemason's Hall.

March 8, 1883

Passengers Arrived

In the R. M. C. steamer Medway from Southampton: - Mrs. Williams; Mr. and Mrs. Rosser; Mr. and Mrs. Harris, 2 children and nurse; Mr. J. R. Lee; Mr. G. Stone and brother; Mr. R. Gillard; Capt. Wilton, 2nd W. I. Regt.

From Barbados: - Mr. L. Bontel; Mr. J. B. Soriven and cousin and 3 deckers.

From Demerara: - Mr. Colin McKenzie; Mr. George Maguire and 2 deckers.

From Dominica: - Dr. D. McKenzie and 66 in transit.

Passengers Sailed

In the Atlas steamer Alvena, for New York: - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Balluch; Mr. Goodale; Lieut. Munton; Mr. H. C. Dean; Mr. D. Wright; Mr. A. Thomas; Mr. J. Thomas and 2 in transit.

March 9, 1883

Passengers Sailed

In the R. M. S. Medway for Greytown - Miss Tindall; Mrs. Roslin and child.

For Colon - Mr. A. G. Radlein; Mr. J. S. Dowell; Mrs. Broderick and child; Mr. Alfred Da Costa; Miss Williams; Miss Sophia Douge; Miss Ellen Bygs and child; Mr. Morton and 297 deckers.


The Governor has accepted the resignation by Thomas Stirling of his appointment as an assessor of damage within the district of the Northern District Court.

George A. Douglas, Esq., who has been appointed Superintendent of the General and Female Penitentiaries in the room of Eyare King, deceased, assumed his duties on 1st inst.

John Harris, Esq., who returned to Jamaica in the Medway, resumed his work as Chief Clerk in the Treasury Office yesterday. Mr. Harris has returned in good health, and has brought with him a wife, having married in England a daughter of J. W. Parkin, Esq., of Montego Bay.

March 10, 1883

We are pleased to see that Mr. Samuel R. Da Costa of 119 Harbour Street, has adopted the principle expressed in the heading of his advertisement, Nil Desperandum, and has determined not to sit down and weep over spilt milk. He has re-opened with a large supply of articles of household necessity, and will endeavour by perseverance and pluck to regain at least a portion of the loss which has overtaken him, as well as numerous other of his fellow citizens. We wish Mr. Da Costa every success in his renewed undertaking.

March 12, 1883


COOPER - MACINTYRE - On Wednesday, 7th March, by the Rev. J. Cochrane, assisted by Revd. Dr. Robb, at 17 North Street, Thomas Cooper of Montego Bay, to Julia Nathan, second daughter of the late Alexander Macintyre, of Edinburgh.

March 13, 1883

Passengers Sailed

In the R. M. C. steamer Moselle for Southampton - Mr. and Mrs. Wynne and child; Mr. Edward Lea; Mr. John B. Orrett.

For St. Thomas - Mr. Lindsay; Mr. Colin McKenzie.

For Port-au-Prince - Mr. C. J. Patton; Mr. J. A. Walker.

March 15, 1883

We have to congratulate Mr. Altamont DeCordova on the distinction gained by his son, Mr. Rudolph DeCordova, he having been admitted a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

March 16, 1883

Sub-Inspector Grant has been transferred from the Depot, Spanish Town, to Kingston, to fill the place of Mr. Shea.

C. A. Robinson, Esq., of the firm of Verley, Robinson & Co., leaves for England next month on a six months visit.

The Governor has appointed Joseph Phillips, Esq., to be a Member of the Pilotage and Harbour Board of No. 4 District.

In the paragraph referring to the son of Mr. Altamont DeCordova which appeared in our paper on Wednesday, we should have stated that Mr. Rudolph DeCordova has passed his first examination as M. R. C. S. at the London University.

March 20, 1883


At the residence of his father, Ellis Wolfe, Upper Orange Street, Bolivar, aged 29. Funeral will take place this morning at 8 o'clock.

At No. 13 Parade, at 2 o'clock p. m., Henry Morris McLean Berry, eldest son of William Berry, Jr., of Tamarind Grove, St. Andrew. Funeral will leave from place of interment at 4 o'clock today.

March 21, 1883

Passengers Sailed

In the R. M. C. steamer Para for Colon: - Mr. F. G. Morris; Mr. M. L. Dolphy; Senor J. E. Alvares; Miss Sarah Marsh; Mrs. Leahong; Mr. C. A. Jones; Mrs. A. Alberga; Miss Jemima Bonitto; Mr. George Ferguson; Mr. Michael Lawton; Mr. James Taylor and 250 deckers.



At Jacmel, Haiti, on the 13th inst., after a lingering illness ... Edward Charles Grey, aged 28 years, late of Kingston, Jamaica, leaving numerous friends and a sorrowing mother and sister to mourn their loss...

March 22, 1883


On the 15th inst., at 101 East Street, the wife of Sub-Inspector Herbert T. Thomas, Jamaica Constabulary, of twins - boys.

March 24, 1883


On the 14th inst. at the Established Church of Scotland, Kingston, Jamaica, by the Revd. Dunbar Dey, assisted by the Revd. John Stuart, Doctor F. H. Saunders, of the Public Hospital, to Norah Jane Horlock, daughter of the Revd. John Radcliffe, Minister of the Church of Scotland, Kingston.

March 29, 1883


At Hall's Delight, St. Andrew, on Tuesday the 27th inst., at 9 o'clock a. m., Walter Brett, aged 67; also at same place on Saturday, the 24th insnt., Edmund, third son of the late Walter Brett.

March 30, 1883


On the 26th inst., in Spanish town, the wife of the Revd. W. A. Tucker of a son.

At Salt Savannah, Vere, on the 28th inst., the wife of C. F. Hitchins, Esq., of a son.


The friends and acquaintances of the late Mrs. Mary Ann Gordon, are requested to attend her remains from her residence, Newland Park, to the place of interment at Halfway Tree at 4:30 this afternoon.

April 4, 1883


In this city on the 3rd inst., Mrs. Jane W. Harris. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend her remains from her late residence, corner of East Queen Street and Rum Lane, to the place of interment ...

April 5, 1883


On the 3rd inst. at Kingston, George Goodwin Taylor, of 49 Westbourne Park Villas, Bayswater, London, and Moy Hall, Jamaica, to Florence, second daughter of ED. Finzi, Esq., 105 East Street, Kingston.



Last night at his late residence, No. 45 Highholborn Street, Robert William Kirkland.

At the residence of his father, 112 Orange Street, on the 4th inst., at 6:30 p.m., Dudley Arundel Commerford, infant son of Amie and Arundel Cotter.

April 6, 1883


April 4th, at 87 Duke Street, the wife of W. Peploe Forwood, of a daughter.



At Newland Park, Halfway Tree, on the 29th March 1883, Mary Anne, age 77, relict of the late William Gordon, M. D., of St. Andrew's Mountains.

On the 4th ultimo, age 84, William Hudson Heaven, Esq., of Lundy Island, North Devon, and of the Ramble Pen and Golden Grove Estate in this Island.

At No. 30 Stephen Street, Allman Town, on Thursday night, 5th April, 1883, Philip Herbert, second son of Charles William and Astroline Marian Chapman, aged 5 years and 3 months....

April 9, 1883


At the residence of his mother, Mrs. S. Thomson, No. 27 Sutton Street (corner of Hanover Street), Edward Gyles Thomson.....

April 10, 1883


At Spanish Town, on the 5th inst., the wife of S. K. Magnus, Esq., of a daughter.



On the 6th April, at his residence, 14 Orchard Street, Portman Square, London, Frederick, fourth son of the late David Alexander of this city.

April 14, 1883


At Golden River, St. Thomas ye Vale, on the evening of the 12th April 1883, Isabel Elizabeth, the fifth daughter of the late Francis Gordon, aged 25 years and 5 months.


The laying of the Foundation Stone of the Jamaica High School will take place on the 16th inst. at 5 o'clock p. m. at Hope. His Excellency, Sir Anthony Musgrave, has kindly consented to perform this graceful act, an as will be seen by advertisement in another column, all those interested in education are invited to attend. We trust that there will be a large attendance, not only to show the great interest taken in the educational movement in Jamaica, but it will be the last occasion when his Excellency will perform a public duty. We trust that all the desires of the School Commission may be fully realized.

April 16, 1883


At Viewfields, Manchester, on the 9th inst., Mrs. James Martin of a son.


At St. James' Church, Annotto Bay, on the 11th inst., by the Revd. Joseph Williams, Rector of Port Royal, assisted by by the Revds. G. C. Linton and E. S. Thomas, Bernard Chuston Orgill, to Kathleen Mary McDonald, youngest daughter of the late James Codrington Orgill, M.D. Edinburgh.


On the 13th inst., at Monkland, St. Thomas, Annie Helen, widow of the late James Paterson, Custos of that parish.

At the residence of his mother, No. 27 Sutton Street, Kingston, Jamaica, on the evening of the 8th April, 1883, Edward Gyles Thomson, aged 24 years and 8 months, third son of the late F. B. Thomson of Aberdeen.


We understand that the Walton High School in St. Ann has recently been sold to Mrs. Richard White for £1,200.

April 17, 1883


On Wednesday evening, by Mr. H. A. Joseph, acting minister, English and German Synagogue, Eugena Louisa, eldest daughter of Emanuel Simons, Esq., to Abraham Emanuel, son of Solomon H. Simons, Esq., Kingston.

April 18, 1883


At her residence, Campbell's Pen, in the parish of St. Andrew, on the evening of Friday, 13th April, 1883, Ann Duany Grant, widow of W. D. Grant, aged 82 years and 5 months....


The Reverend Melville of Morant Bay has been removed from the Episcopal Church there to that of Old Harbour, in succession to the Rev. McCalla, and the latter gentleman takes Mr. Melville's place at Morant Bay.

April 20, 1884


At No. 50 Church Street, Kingston, on Thursday the 19th April, inst., Florrie, the daughter of Edward and Carrie Andrews....


The Governor has accepted the resignation of Mr. Johan Fairweather of his appointment as Assessor of Damage within the District of the Central District Court.

The Governor has renewed for the current year the license granted to Thomas Dowie as pilot for the ports of Kingston and Port Royal.

The Governor has granted a special license to Captain John William Morris, as Pilot for the ports of Kingston, Port Royal and Port Morant.

The Governor has appointed George Syme, Esq., Superintendent of the Castleton Gardens, to act as Director of Public Gardens and Plantations from the 20th inst., during leave of absence granted to Daniel Morris, Esq.

The Governor has been pleased to appoint Samuel Constantine Burke, Esq., Crown Solicitor, to act also as Attorney General from the 20th inst., during leave of absence granted to the Honorable Henry Hicks Hocking.

The Governor has appointed Dr. Lawson Gifford to be a Supernumerary Medical Officer in the Government Medical Department, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Dr. J. J. Hillary, and His Excellency has approved of Dr. Gifford being attached to the Public Hospital until further orders.

April 21, 1883

Passengers Sailed

In the R. M. C. steamer Don for Colon: - Mrs. Pride and child; Miss Middleton; Miss Armstrong; Mr. Joseph Gadpaille; Mr. E. L. Salmon; Miss Hamilton; Mr. and Mrs. Quallo; Mr. E. A. DePass.

In the Atlas steamer Alvena, for New York - His Excellency Sir Anthony Musgrave, Lady Musgrave, 3 children and 3 servants; Mr. Newton; Mr. Colin Gillespie; Hon. H. H. Hocking and wife; Mr. D. Morris and wife; Mr. Philip Phillips and son.



At Lucea on Thursday, the 19th inst., Catherine Napier, daughter of the late John Napier Dawes, Esq. Justice of the Peace and sister of Mrs. Jonas Polack of this city ...

April 23, 1883

The Rev. Melville has left Morant Bay for St. Michael's Church, Swanswick, and not for Old Harbour as we stated in our issue of the 10th inst. ...

April 24, 1883

The friends and acquaintances of Mr. B. Mortimer Dias are requested to attend the remains of Mrs. Harrison, from 58 Harbour Street to the place of interment ...


We regret to learn that Mr. Charles DeMercado was thrown from his horse on Sunday evening and in his fall received a bad shaking-up. We trust however his injuries will not prove of a serious nature.

April 26, 1883


At 123 East Street, Marie Louise Rose, infant daughter of Arthur and Marie Gadpaille ...

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