Cape Frontier Times 1842 3 July - September
Thursday 14 July 1842
Notice to Creditors
Graham's Town 1842
In the Insolvent Estate of William Edw. PRYNN, of Graham's Town, General Agent
All Persons claiming to be Creditors under this Estate are required to take notice that the Undersigned have been duly elected to, and confirmed in the appointment of Joint Trustees of the said Estate, and that the Master has appointed the Third Meeting to be held before the Resident Magistrate, at his office in Graham's Town, on Saturday the 27th August 1842, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, for the proof of debts, for receiving the Trustees' Report, and also for the purpose of giving directions to the said Trustees as to the management of the said Estate.
And all persons indebted to the said Estate are required to pay the same to the first Undersigned on or before the 31st July 1842, or proceedings will be instituted against them.
Jas. TIMLETT [sic, probably TEMLETT]
Thursday 21 July 1842
MARRIED at Cradock on the 4th inst, by the Rev J. Monro, Mr. Charles Ambrose MAYNARD to Isabella, eldest daughter of Mr. James McLEOD of that village.
Thursday 28 July 1842
DIED at Balfour on Thursday the 21st instant, in the seventeenth year of her age, Elizabeth Marion, eldest daughter of the Rev. W.R. THOMSON, Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, Kat River Settlement.
23rd July 1842.
Thursday 4 August 1842
A Warrant of Apprehension having been granted by the Resident Magistrate of this District against Hans BRASS on a charge of Assault, -
All Field Cornets and others who may have an opportunity of apprehending said Hans BRASS, are requested to do so, and forward him to Somerset.
It is not known how he was dressed.
Clerk of the Peace's Office
Somerset, 29th July 1842
Clerk of the Peace.
BIRTH at Sea Point House on the 28th July, the Lady of Peter McLEAN Esq, Royal Artillery, of a Son.
Thursday 18 August 1842
Notice to Creditors
In the Insolvent Estate of William Mackillop JAFFRAY, of Bathurst-street, Graham's Town, Merchant.
All Persons claiming to be Creditors under this Estate are required to take notice that the Undersigned have been duly elected to, and confirmed in the appointment of Joint Trustees of the said Estate, and that the Master has appointed the Third Meeting to be held before him in the Grand Jury Room, Public Buildings, Cape Town on Tuesday the 13th September next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, for the Proof of Debts, for receiving the Trustees' Report, and also for the purpose of giving directions to the said trustees as to the management of the Estate.
And all Persons indebted to the said Estate are required to pay the same to the first Undersigned in Graham's Town, or to the second Undersigned in Cape Town, on or before the 31st day of August instant, or proceedings will be instituted against them.
Cape Town, 11th August 1842
Thursday 25 August 1842
BIRTH on the 20th inst, at Double Drift, the Lady of Capt. T. Percival TOUZEL, 27th Regiment, of a son.
A daring robbery was committed on the premises of Mr. W. KIDSON, wine merchant of this town, on Saturday night last. The store was forcibly entered, a part of the lock of the door having been wrenched off. A pane of glass was also found broken, and the fastening of the window withdrawn. Two cash boxes were missed, a wooden one, which was without a lock, and a tin one. The former contained about £2 in cash, and a Commissariat draft for £1 5s. The latter, which had been locked on Saturday evening, contained a quantity of promissory notes, amounting, as we hear, to upwards of £2,000, besides receipts &c, sundry other little articles. The wooden box was afterwards found empty in a cart that was standing in the yard belonging to the premises. Two men are in custody on suspicion – a Hottentot named Klaas DAVIS, in the employ of Mr. KIDSON, and Jacob LINGFIELD, a lad of color, formerly employed on the premises. After DAVIS was apprehended to took Mr. KIDSON to a bush near Fort England, where he found the tin box. DAVIS stated that Jacob had told him that he had put it there. A pair of shoes stolen from Mr. KIDSON were found near the premises, which a Hottentot woman states having seen DAVIS wear. On comparing the shoes with some marks on the wall below the broken window, the toe of the left shoe was found to correspond with the left-hand mark. We are glad to state that nearly all the promissory notes, documents &c were found to be in the tin cash box. A gold ring which was in it was not taken. The affair is still under investigation.
Billiard and Coffee Rooms and Cigar Divan
Opposite the Late Government House
Mr. Henry L. DAVIS begs most respectfully to inform his Friends and the Public in general that he has opened his Establishment as a Billiard and Coffee Room and Cigar Divan, where Gentlemen can be provided with Tiffins, Coffee, Suppers &c. Mr. D hopes that by unremitting attention to the comforts of his Visitors, to merit a portion of their patronage.
NB the Billiard Table is Slate, with Indian Rubber Cushions, and one of the most costly in the colony.
Thursday 1 September 1842
We are happy to inform our readers that active endeavours are now being made to raise a fund for the promotion of emigration to this end of the colony from the parent state; and we think, from the spirit with which the matter has been taken up, and the measures that have been and will be adopted, that a reasonable hope of success may be entertained. The following sums were subscribed within a few hours. We recommend our friends in the country to do likewise. Lists are lying for signature at the office of Mr. ROBERTS, Solicitor, and Mr. E.R. BELL, General Agent, Bathurst-street.
Charles GRIFFITH £50
Henry NOURSE £50
Messrs. MAYNARD £50
R. DANIEL £50
Messrs. DAMANT & ATHERSTONE £50
R. GODLONTON £20
W. STANTON Jun £20
Jas. MILLDENHALL £10
Joshua D. NORDEN £20
W. OGILVIE £20
J. HOWSE £20
J. BLACK £20
W. KIDSON £20
Wm. SIMPSON £20
Richard ROBERTS £10
Wm.G. ATHERSTONE MD £15
Thursday 8 September 1842
MARRIED in the Wesleyan Chapel, Graham's Town, the 5th August, by the Rev Thornley Smith, Mr. James GORRIE to Miss Jane Elizabeth Ablort MORGAN.
MARRIED on the 1st inst, at the Tyumie, by the Rev James Read Sen, Class LOVE to Meilje CHARLES.
Thursday 15 September 1842
With deep regret we announce that Lieut. W. LOWEN C.M.R. died yesterday evening at Bathurst, after a short illness, of inflammation of the brain, brought on, it is supposed, by excitement, exposure to the sun, and hard riding. Being at an outpost he received, it appears, a summons to repair at Graham's Town without delay, and under the impression that his mother was on the point of death, he made such speed as to disable his horse. He subsequently went to Bathurst to see his mother and one of his brothers who was lying there on a bed of sickness, where he was shortly after taken ill.
Thursday 22 September 1842
DIED on the evening of the 14th inst, at Bathurst, of inflammation of the brain, Lieut. Wellington Star LOWEN of the Cape Mounted Rifles, aged 28 years – an officer of great promise, who had deservedly gained the esteem and affection of his brother officers, by whom his loss is deeply felt and deplored, as it is by all who had enjoyed the pleasure of his acquaintance.
Sept 19, 1842.
Thursday 29 September 1842
We are sorry to state that from various quarters we have heard distressing accounts of the state of the crops, owing to the long and protracted drought. The waters of the Fish River do not flow beyond Cradock. We are informed by a gentleman residing between Graaff-Reinet and Cradock, who lately arrived in Graham's Town, that during the entire distance (150 miles) he did not see a single healthy crop. But the failure, we are glad to hear, will not be general. In some parts, particularly along the sea-coast, the crops are likely to arrive at maturity.