JANUARY 10, 1818
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.
Snips and Clips: Interesting odds and ends.
Wednesday Jan. 7 arr.: brig Shannon, M'Herron - Nflnd; brig Rebecca, Whall - Martinique 23 days to Messrs T & L Piers; sch. Sisters, Allen - New York.
Friday Jan. 9 arr.: brig Margaret, Davis - New York to Mr. Jesse Woodward; brig Eagle, Dean - New York to Mr. John Pendergast.
Cleared: Brig Maria, Millet - B.W. Indies cargo 190 boxed Herrings,
1232 gutls & 267 bbls pickled fish, 1 cask oil; 1700 wood hoops, 719
feet boards; sch. Margaret, M'Donald - Jamaica cargo
364 bbls pickled and 808 qls dry fish, 1560 staves, 235 boxes herrings,
12 boxes essence spruce, 560 wood hoops, 5 casks oil, 1690 hoops;
Lake, Power - St. Johns N.F. cargo 20 sides of leather, 2 hhds 14 bbls
refined sugar, 21 gro. beef; Brothers, Christie - Aberdeen cargo
108 tons timber, handspikes, 1 trunk apparel; Elizabeth, Walker -
Boston cargo 60 bbls mackarel, 2 bdls old iron, quantity old copper, 93
bdls nail rods, 2 boxes iron mongery; Countess Dalhousie, Cocken
- B.W. Indies cargo 1 cask essence spruce, 1350 qutls. codfish, 14 bbls
mackarel; Amelia, King - Liverpool Eng.
[This is the first time outgoing cargos have been reported. I have included it to give the reader an idea of what was being transported in this period of history. The lists will not be included on a regular basis]
The sch. Robert cleared at Philadelphia 23d ult. for Jamaica.
The brig Alligator, Coulson arrived at Norfolk 19th ult. 15 days from Antigua, ballast and specie.
The brig Mary, Strachn arrived at Charleston 19th ult. from Jamaica. A schooner from Jamaica for Halifax was spoken 29th Nov. The sch. William, Rundle was to sail soon after the Eagle for this place. The sch, Delight from hence arrived at Philadelphia 21st ult.
A brig from Canso for Eastport was cast away near Cape Negro 21st ult.
The brig Maria of N.B. was at Martinique 19th ult.
The ship Victory and brig William Wilberforce passed thro' the Gut of Canso about the 23d ult.; and the brig Pictou for Jamaica.
Norfolk Dec. 20 arr. brig Thalia, White - Grenada 21 days.
Charleston Dec. 17 arr. sch. Neptune, Haywood from Bermuda 16 days.
Philadelphia Dec. 20 arr. brig William from Amsterdam 70 days with 150 passengers; 26th - sch. Young Dasher, Livingston - Jamaica; Cleared brig Cora, Arnold for Jamaica.
New York Dec. 26 brig Blucher, Perkins - Demerara 31 days; 29th Sir George Beckwith, Hanson - Barbados 25 days.
Boston Dec. 28 arr. sch. Commerce, Homer - Barrington 8 days; Cleared brig Messenger, Peters for St. Johns N.F.; sch. Ringdove, Stewart - Liverpool N.S.; sloop William, M'Coll - New Brunswick.
Portland Dec. 23 arr. brig Anna, Sherwood - Jamaica.
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