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Kingston, Jamaica

October 1869

October 2, 1869


At Morant Bay, on the evening of Tuesday, the 29th September, after a short illness of 5 days' fever, Wilfred Evylin, youngest son of Mr. Alex. Garsia aged 6 years and 10 months.

October 5, 1869

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

Aaron Gregg, Esq., U. S. C., and J. R. Brice, Esq.


We regret in having to record that a serious accident occurred on the Railway line yesterday. In consequence of the severe weather experienced between Friday and Saturday last, the Old Harbour line became impassable, and the ordinary traffic was suspended between Spanish Town and Old Harbour. It appears that a reconnoitering train, consisting of an Engine and one carriage, proceeded on the Old Harbour line early yesterday, and returned to Spanish Town between 9 and 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at which time, it will be borne in mind, the second up train must have been on the road. The reconnoitering train seems to have been started from Spanish Town, in the expectation, no doubt, of reaching Gregory Park, and being shunted off the main line before the up train arrived there. This arrangement miscarried, and at the curve near Grange Lane, the two trains came into violent collision, impelling one of the second class carriages completely over the Engine, and forcing both Engines off the line with considerable damage. The details have not yet reached us, but from what we have heard, several persons have been seriously injured; among them we truly regret to say is Mr. A. W. Aikman, Crown Solicitor, who received a fracture of the leg. Two other parties were injured, we believe the breaksman of one of the Engines and a Miss Smith. The injured parties were brought to Kingston on a Lorry. The line was completely blocked up and traffic as a matter of consequence suspended. Further intelligence reached the Kingston Terminus at 4 p.m. yesterday, by the arrival of an engine that had been sent to the scene of the catastrophe. The most serious injury that occurred was to Mr. Aikman, who was sitting in a first-class carriage, and fractured the lower part of his leg by the buffers coming in contact with the chair upon which he was sitting, completely crushing the chair. A second class carriage was smashed to pieces; fortunately no body was in it, or the result to life would have been serious. The line was sufficiently put to right to enable a Train to start for Spanish Town at a quarter to five o'clock yesterday. The Old Harbour train also left Spanish Town at five p.m. yesterday. The regular traffic on the line will be resumed today.

October 6, 1869


On the 4th inst., the Wife of Henry E. Delisser, Mount Olivet, St. Ann, of a Daughter.


A female named Fanny Brown, house cleaner in the employ of Dr. Charles Lake, has been committed to trial at the ensuing Home Circuit Court, for larceny of six dining chairs, and a side table from the residence of her employer. William Morrison, charged with receiving the stolen property, was acquitted by the Police Magistrate.


An Inquest was held yesterday at the Constabulary Office, Sutton Street, in this City, before Dr. Altman, on the body of a female named Louisa Goldson, late of the town of Port Royal, who died suddenly on a piazza in East Queen Street, the previous evening. From the evidence it appears that the deceased had been ailing from disease of the heart and chest, and went under the piazza for repose. The Jury returned a verdict of Died from Disease of the Heart.

October 7, 1869

Passengers Arrived

In the R. M. C. Steamer, Shannon, from Southampton: -- Mr. P. Blair; Miss E. Casserly; Mrs. Ward and two children; Mr. R. Robinson; M. A. Wakefield; Capt. McCrea; Revd. M. Deurwaader; Lieut. Smith.

From St. Thomas: -- Mr. J. Duany; Mr. A. J. Samuels, wife, sister and two children.

From Jacmel: -- Mrs Allegrine and infant; Mr. T. Paret; Mrs. Henriquez and infant.


On the 15th September last, at No. 28 Russell Road, Kensington, the wife of Arthur Adolph Crosbie, Esq., of a daughter.

On the 3rd instant, at Merriefield, St. Andrew's, the wife of William Carr, Esq., of a daughter.

October 8, 1869

Wm. Dewar, Esq., has been appointed a member of the Municipal Board of the Parish of St. James.

Dr. Wm. Scott has resigned his appointment as a member of the Municipal Board of the Parish of Trelawny.


Letters of naturalization have been granted to Mr. J. T. Lanieux, a native of Hayti, but now and inhabitant of this island.


Mr. John A. Barclay has been appointed Acting Clerk to the Municipal Board and Road Commissioners of St. Elizabeth, in the room of Mr. W. B. Salmon who is on leave of absence.


The Governor has been pleased to accept the resignation of the appointment held by Mr. Skyers, as Clerk of the Municipal Board and Road Commissioners of Clarendon; and to appoint William Hamilton, Esq., to the vacant offices.


The Governor has been pleased to make the following appointments: -- William Hamilton, Esq., to be Collector of Taxes of the Third Class, in the room of Mr. Skyers, who has resigned; James Heighington, Esq., Collector of the Third Class, to be a Collector of the Second Class; Messrs. G. C. Hutchings and Thomas Clarke, Assistant Collectors of the Third Class to be Assistant Collectors of the Second Class; John Barclay, Esq., Assistant Collector of Taxes of the First Class to be an acting Collector of the Third Class; and Mr. E. P. Pullar to be an acting assistant Collector of Taxes.

October 9, 1869


At New Savanna in the parish of St. Elizabeth, on the 1st of October, Mrs. Anderson, aged 87 years.

October 11, 1869

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

J. H. DeMercado and A. J. Malabre Esqrs.

October 13, 1869


At the Railway House, in this City, on Tuesday Morning, 12th October 1869, the Wife of Mr. Frank B. Passmore, of a Son.

October 14, 1869


On Wednesday, the 13th instant, at his Residence No. -- Hanover Street, Mr. Alexander Wells Aikman, aged 62 years. The Funeral will leave this evening (Thursday) at 4 o'clock for Half-way Tree.

October 15, 1869

A Coroner's Inquest was held at the Residence of the late Mr. A. W. Aikman, in Hanover Street, at half past three o'clock yesterday afternoon, before Dr. Altman, Coroner, and a very respectable Jury, of which Henry Delgado, Esq., was foreman, to enquire into the circumstances attending the death of the deceased. After formally opening the enquiry and viewing the body, the inquest was adjourned, to assemble at the Court House at ten o'clock this morning.

October 16, 1869

It is currently reported that H. Jackson, Esq., has been appointed Crown Solicitor, and James Allwood, Esq., Clerk of the Legislative Council.


The adjourned Coroner's Inquest touching the death of Mr. A. W. Aikman met at ten o'clock yesterday, at the Court-House. The names of the jurors were called over as follows: -- Henry Delgado, Esq., Foreman; William Henry Pinnock; Leopold Farmer; William Walker Thompson; Joseph Davidson; John Kay Scott; Robert Muir; George Gregory Gibson; Edgar Lacey Marshall; Rowland Ashby Williams; John Charles Fegan, and William Lee Mudon. The evidence of the parties connected with the Railway was taken, and the inquiry was further adjourned till eleven o'clock on Monday.

October 20, 1869

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

D. J. Alberga, Esq., and Revd. E. Nuttall.

October 22, 1869


At the Baptist Mission House, Lucea, of congestive fever, on the 18th instant, William Arthur, the beloved son of Thomas and Penelope Lea, aged 10 years and three months.


Mr. Thomas Lucas has been appointed a master pilot for conveying ships and other vessels into and out of the ports of Morant Bay and Port Morant.

October 23, 1869

Passengers Sailed

In the R. M. C. Steamer Atrato: -- Mr. Reginald Cunha, for Santa Marta; Frank Roth, Mr. S. B. Taylor, and 6 Deckers, for Colon.


On Sunday, the 26th ultimo at Antigua, in the Cathedral, St. John's, by the Rev. Edwin Elliott, Walter Hope Wallack, Monologist, to Fanny Louisa, daughter of Peter Peterson, Esq., formerly of St. Kitts.


The friends and acquaintances of the late Mr. Jules Desnoues are invited to attend his remains from his Residence, 22 King Street, to the place of interment, at 5 o'clock this afternoon.


On the 21st September at Eagle House, Highbury Hill, London, Mr. David Henriques D'Souza, Jr., second son of Mr. D. H. D'Souza, of Falmouth, Jamaica.

October 26, 1869


On Tuesday, 19th instant, at the Residence of S. D. Lindo, Esq., Knight Street, Alfred Solomon Alexandre, the beloved and eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Lindo, of the Moneague, aged two years and six months.


Mr. Inspector McGrath, of the Kingston Division of Constabulary, has been transferred to St. James, and his place in Kingston will be supplied by Inspector Alexander.

October 29, 1869


On Tuesday, 25th October, the Wife of the Rev. W. E. Pierce, of a Son.


At Mandeville, on the 25th October, 1869, Juliana, Relict of the late Edward F. Coke, Esq., of Paynestown, St. Elizabeth, aged 73.


The Governor has been pleased to promote Inspector A. H. Alexander, from the Third Class, to be an Inspector of the Second Class in the Jamaica Constabulary.

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