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March 24, 1856

On the 10th. ult., at Rodon Cottage, Vere, Jamaica, James Francis Mackenzie, Esq., aged 32, youngest son of the late Arthur Mackenzie, Esq., of Clarendon, Jamaica.

October 10, 1867

On the 21st. July, at Black River, Jamaica, Dr. William Simpson, son of the late James Simpson, of the county Sligo, Ireland, and late of H.M.S. Imnum(?}.

On the 20th. July, at Kepp Penn, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, Samuel John Christian, eldest son of S. J. Manley, Esq., of typhoid fever, aged two years and nine months.

On the 27th. July, at Kepp Penn, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, S. J. Manley, Esq., aged 35.

On the 30th. July at New Savanna, Jamaica, Samuel John, infant son of the late S.J. Manley, Esq.

On the 31st. July, at Luanua Penn, Jamaica, Anna; on the 4th. Aug., Samuel Charles; and on the 5th. Aug., Eliza - the third and fifth surviving daughters and fourth surviving son of the late Theodore Stone, Esq., of New Savanna, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica.

August 17, 1872

Wills and Bequests
The will of Mr. James Carson, J.P., Deputy-Lieutenant for Bucks, High Sheriff 1868, late of Spinfield, Great Marlow, Bucks, who died at his town residence, Montagu-square on the 26th. of May last, was proved in London under £70,000 personalty in England.  The testator was an extensive West Indian planter, and owner of several considerable coffee and sugar plantations in Jamaica.  He was a major in the Militia of that island.  His estates, called Albion and Hopewell, in Jamaica, he has bequeathed to his eldest son, Captain J(ames) Simpson Carson, who was called to he Bar of the Middle Temple in January last; and the estate called Constant Spring and all his other estates in Jamaica he leaves in trust for the benefit of his second son, Lieutenant Marriott Simpson Carson  To each of his two daughters he leaves a legacy of £10,000.  The rest of his property, real and personal, he leaves to his wife absolutely.

July 25, 1879

On the 16th. June, at St. Matthew's Church, Claremont, Jamaica, by the Rev. John Leslie Mais, M.A., Henry Arthur Lewis Conran, Soho, Jamaica, third son of Capt. Conran, Blackland, Devon, to Elizabeth Alice, second daughter of Charles William Steer, Esq., Bradfield, Jamaica.

February 20, 1883

On the 7th. February, at sea, Utten Thomas Todd, Junr., Esq., J.P. of Orange Valley St. Ann's, Jamaica, deeply regretted.  Jamaica papers, please copy

July 14, 1883

On the 12th. inst., at Holy Trinity, Waltham Cross, Herts, by the Rev. Ralph D. Cocking, M.A. Incumbent of Holy Trinity, Brighton, uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev. V. F. Hammond, M.A., Vicar of Drighlington, Yorks, uncle of the bridegroom, and the Rev. R. Faraker, Curate of Waltham Cross, George Thomas, only son of Captain Charleton, of Blackheath, late 69th. Regt., to Marcella Melvillina Sloan, only daughter of the late James R. Cocking, Esq., Jamaica, granddaughter of the late Ralph Cocking, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate, Jamaica, and adopted child of Miss Chapman, Cheshunt.  Jamaica papers, please copy.

October 1, 1883

On the 5th Sept., at Chester Castle, in the Island of Jamaica, Arthur Wellesley Watson Taylor, of Haughton Grove, second son of H. Watson Taylor, Esq., of Erlestoke Park, Wilts., to Mary Emmeline, second daughter of the late Thomas Murthwaite, Esq., of Stewart Castle, Jamaica.

October 20, 1887

On the 23d Sept., at Fairview, St. Andrew, Jamaica, Emma Eliza, wife of the Rev. J.D. Hunt, Rector of St. Gabriel's, Jamaica, and second daughter of the late Henry Forbes Colthirst, Esq., of Kingston, Jamaica, aged 38.

July 2, 1891

On the 1st. inst., at St. Michael's Church, Sydenham, by the Rev. J. W. Gedge, M.A., John Kend Drun, of Kingston, Jamaica, to Annie, eldest daughter of the Revd. H. H. Kilburn, of Kingston, Jamaica.

March 16, 1892

On the 5th January, 1892, at Drominagre, St. Andrew's, Jamaica, Frederic Sullivan, aged 56 years, Postmaster of Jamaica for 20 years, youngest son of the late J. A. Sullivan, of Richings Park, Ducks, and grandson of the late Admiral Sir Charles Tyler of Cottrell, Glamorgan.

April 21, 1897


REVETT - On Good Friday, the 16th. Inst., at Fairlawn Grove, Chiswick, Richard Revett, late of Portswood, Southampton, and Petersfield, Jamaica,  West Indies, Member of the Saxon Order of "Alberis Aminosus," for nearly 50 years, Commodore and Director of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company.  Funeral Service at St. Stephen's Church, Ealing, at 12 noon today (Wednesday).  Interment at St. George's, Hanover Square, Cemetery, Hanwell, Middlesex.

STEWART - On the 13 inst., at Brighton, suddenly, Elizabeth, widow of the late Charles Hay Stewart, of Nevill House, 165, Marine Parade, Brighton, and Fontabelle, Jamaica, deeply mourned by her sorrowing family.  Jamaica and Australian papers, please copy.

October 8, 1912


FORBES - On the 2nd. October, at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Chicago, Jessie Margaret, fifth daughter of the late Revd. William Forbes, Rector of Manchester, Jamaica. R.I.P.

FORBES - On the 30th. August, at Pedro Cottage, Jamaica, William Panton, second son of the late Revd. William Forbes, Rector of Manchester, Jamaica.

April 23, 1915


ALEXANDER - On the 21st April, at 75, Oxford Gardens, W., Euphemza Alexander, daughter of he late David and Rebecca Alexander, of Kingston, Jamaica, W. Indies.  Jamaica papers, please copy.

September 1, 1917

Second Lieutenant John Irvine Watson, R.F.A., was born in Jamaica in 1898 and educated at Holyrood House, Bognor, and Haileybury College.  He returned to Jamaica in June, 1914, and came back to England in October, 1915, to join the Inns of Courts O.T.C.  He was gazetted Second Lieutenant, R.F.A., in July, 1916, and went to the front almost immediately, and was wounded in August of the same year.  He returned to the front last February and, after being again slightly wounded in July, was killed on August 13.  He was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Watson, of Port Antonio, Jamaica, and grandson of the Rev. W. H. Irvine, formerly vicar of Walberton, Arundel.

January 8, 1925

Wills and Bequests
The Hon. David Sampson Gideon, C.M.G., of Port Antonia, Portland, Jamaica, a member of the Legislative Council and the Privy Council of the island, chairman of the Advisory Board of the Jamaica Government Railway and of the Jamaica Cooperative Fruit and Trading Company, and in business as the United Stores Company, who died in London on July 27, age 62, left, in addition to property in Jamaica of considerable value, personal estate in England valued at £668.

January 15, 1927

VICKERS - On January 12, 1927, at 23  Welbeck Court, Kensington, Miss Julia Elizabeth, second daughter of the late Benjamin Vickers, of Jamaica, aged 82.  (Jamaica papers, please copy.)

January 19, 1927

VERLEY - On January 18, 1927, at 2 Granville Place, London, Dr. Reginald Charles Verley, third son of the late James Verley, of Jamaica.  (Jamaica papers, please copy.)

January 29, 1927

RENWICK - On January 27, 1927, in a nursing home, Sarah Renwick, widow of Mr. Charles Renwick, of Kingston, Jamaica, aged 82 years.  Funeral, Kensal Green, 11 a.m., Feb. 1, 1927.

December 20, 1927

Golden Wedding
ALBERTA : MORRICE - On December 20, 1877, Eugene, Son of the late D.J. and Henrietta Alberga of Kingston, Jamaica, to Celia, daughter of the late Samuel and Phoebe Morrice, also of Kingston, Jamaica.  (Colonial papers, please copy.)  Present Address:  1, Baldwyn Gardens, Acton, W.3.

February 9, 1928

Lieutenant P. G. Agnew, R.N., and Mrs. Marescaux
A marriage has been arranged, and will shortly take place in Jamaica, between Lieutenant Peter Agnew, R.N., A.D.C. to his Excellency the Governor of Jamaica, second son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Agnew, of Over Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire, and Enid, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Boan, 40, Park Lane, W., and widow of Lieutenant-Colonel O. H. E. Marescaux, of Cherry Garden, Jamaica

November 6, 1935

Wills and Bequests
Mr. Daniel Denzil Callaghan, M.B., Ch.B., of the Connaught Club, W., formerly of Kingston, Jamaica, who died on November 25, 1934, left property in England valued at £302.  He left:
£500 to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, £500 to Aberdeen University, £200 to the Athletic Association, Aberdeen University, £500 to Gloucester Royal Infirmary and Eye Institution. £5,000 to be distributed among such charitable or educational purposes in Jamaica as the trustees think fit, and £250 to Jamaica College.

October 12, 1936

Wills and Bequests
Mrs. Mariam Lyons, of Oxford Gardens, W., who died on August 24, widow of F.B. Lyons, of Kingston, Jamaica, left estate of the gross value of  £105,248. with net personalty £105,159.  She left:
£500 to the Jewish Almshouses, Kingston, Jamaica; £200 to the Amalgamated Synagogue, Kingston; £200 to the Spanish and Portuguese Jews Board of Guardians for the poor of the synagogue at Bevis Marks; £200 to the St. Dunstan's Institution for the Blind; and £300 to John Groom's Crippleage for Flower Girls Mission; and, after other bequests, the residue of the property to St. Dunstan's Institution for the Blind, John Groom's Crippleage and Flower Girls Mission, the London Hospital, the Jewish Almshouse, Kingston, Jamaica, and Dr. Barnado's Homes.

November 9, 1942

The marriage arranged between Mr. James Lindop and Miss Sylvia Campbell will take place on November 14 at St. George's  Church, Kingston, Jamaica.  Address:  9, Norman Road, Kingston, Jamaica.

June 28, 1944

Wills and Bequests
The Hon. Lawson Gifford, M.D., of Kingston, Jamaica, left estate in England valued at £15,030.
He left £10,000 upon trust for scholarships or otherwise for the work of the Farm School and Stock Farm at Hope, Jamaica; £5,000 to Jamaica Schools Commission for scholarships, prizes, etc., and £6,000 to the Public General Hospital, Kingston; £1,000 each to the University of Edinburgh Medical Faculty, St. George's Church, Kingston, Kingston College, Jamaica, and Nuttall Nursing Hostel, £500 each to Dr. Barnardo's Homes, Royal Cancer Hospital, London, the Nurses Union, Convent of Mercy, Alpha, Kingston, and Society for the Protection of Animals, Jamaica; and residue to form "The Lawson Gifford Charitable Bequest,: for St. Marys and Kingston.

October 8, 1948

HOLDICH - On September 28, 1948, at the Nuttall Memorial Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica, B.W.I., to Patricia (nee Tallan), wife of Major N. G. H. Holdich, The Royal Warwickshire Regt., 2nd in Command.  The Jamaica Baun, Palisadoes Camp, Jamaica - a daughter.

April 4, 1964

CUNDALL - On March 28th. 1964, Joseph Leslie Cundall, C.M.G., late of 62 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica, late President of the Court of Appeal, Jamaica and formerly Attorney General, Jamaica.  Beloved husband of Dorothy and brother of Frances Wiehen.

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