OCTOBER 18, 1817
Marriages: The Acadian Recorder reports these in a limited manner, but they originate throughout the Province. Often the dates found in this section and the Deaths section contain two references of inst. (or instant) and ult. (or ultimo). These refer to the month in which the date occured. Inst. or instant means the date is in the current month. Ult. or ultimo means the date given is in the previous month.
Deaths: Again these originate throughout the Province, and sometimes are International.
Ship News: The news typically lists ship arrivals and departures, usually by giving ship name, master, and home port or last port sailed from. Sometimes there are also passengers lists, information of wrecks etc which are reported under this section as well. If you see the symbol "&.c" in the texts, this was the old form of "etc".
Estate Notices: These were advertisements placed when someone died announcing that claims against and owed to the estate had to be settled within a certain time period. This section is a compliment to the Deaths section as an additional source. This section will be done once every few months. Since they often ran the same ad for 2 years, the list usually stays the same for a long period of time. Sources here are not only the name of the deceased, but also those who administered the estate, usually other family members. The complete text is not done. This is just a list containing estate owner, administrator(s) and the date the original notice was placed (if available).
Advertisers: Again this section is
a list of names, with type of business and location if available.
Real estate sales will also
appear in this section, whether private or public/sherrif auction. This section and the next are not being included yet, but will be eventually added in.
Snips and Clips: Interesting odds and ends.
Sunday October 12 arr.: brig Thomas, Bowman - 36 days from London - cargo dry goods &c. to T. Heaviside and others - passengers Lieut. Dumaresq R.N., Dep. Asst. Com. Gen. Plant, Mr. Baker &c.; ship Protector, Simpson - Greenock 37 days.; brig Maderia, Roberts of Liverpool N.S. - St. Vincents; sch. Hero, Allan - N.Y. 10 days to Messrs Fillis & Perkins.
Monday October 13 arr.: sch. Rover - Labradore.
Wednesday October 15 arr.: H.M. brig Harrier, Capt. Sir Charles Jones from Jamaica and New York; Grace packet - New York 5 days passengers Hon. Charles Morris, Mrs. Morris and sisters, Capt. Gardiner, Mr. Lyon, Mr. Mullagan and Mr. Young.
Thursday October 16 arr.: H.M. ship Forth, Capt. Sir J. Louis, Bart., from Portsmouth and Madeira - in entering the Harbour Wednesday evening she unfortunately struck on Thrumcap shoals where she remained until the morning during which time every assistance was sent to her from H.M. ships in this harbour - at eleven o'clock they succeeded in getting her off tho' not without receiving some injury. Passengers in the Forth - Lady Louis, His Excellency Sir. J. Cockburn, John Gullett Esq., Mrs. Gullett, Rev. Mr. Willis, Capt. Kent and Lieut. Hay aid-de-camp to His Excellency Lord Dalhousie. Aslo arr. H.M. ship Dee, Capt. Chambers from Sydney, and Opossum, Capt. Lord John Hay from the Westward.
Friday October 17 arr.: sch. Union, Good - Dublin via N.F. 105 days with 66 passengers; sch. ______ from St. John N.B. with the Company of Comedians lately performing in that city.
Sailed Saturday brig Louisa, Oswald for London - passengers Lt. Cols. Gauntlet and Davidson, Major Gibbons, Lieuts. Brownall, Hammill [and] Torrence, Messrs. Donaldson and Bruce.
Cleared: brig Idas, Aldridge - Jamaica; schrs William, Rundell - Baltimore; Sally-Ann, Hawbolt - Miramichie; Elizabeth, Walker - N.F.; Sisters, Allen - Burin; Rover, Daw - Harbour Grace; Kate Kearney, Patterson - West Indies.
The brig Fanny of this place was up for sale at Kingston on the 2d Sept.
The sch. Two-Brothers, Snow from hence arrived at New York the 27th ult.
The Madeira left at St. Vincent the brig Hibernia of and from this port - the sch. Rachel had touched there and proceeded to Martinique.
The brig Harriet from hence has arrived at Trinidad.
The brig Louisa, Holsby arrived at Norfolk 1st inst.; ship Bittern, Landers at do. 3d; The sch. Robert, Anderson cleared at New York for this place 9th. The sloop Jane & Martha at Boston 6th. Spoke Sept. 22d brig Trident for Halifax.
Extract of a letter dated Magdalen Islands August 25th.
" The brig New Birgen from Sunderland for Quebec 45 days out anchored off here yesterday and landed the body of Mr. Thomas Dale of Manchester England, a Methodist Missionary aged 45 years who died at sea a few days before. Several of the inhabitants, assisted by Capt. Leggett of the sch. Prudence of Halifax, interred him the next day in a decent and respectful manner."
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