JANUARY 24, 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. This section and the next are not being included yet, but will be eventually added in.
Snips and Clips: Interesting odds and ends.
Thursday Jan. 22 arr.: brig Dolphin, Ferguson - Granada 40 and St. Cruz 26 days; sch. Hero, Allan - Liverpool, N.S. cargo rum, molasses and mackerel to Messrs Fillis & Perkins.
Cleared: brig Laurel, Rudolf - B.W. Indies; Lord Exmouth, Falt - B.W. Indies; Nancy, Hempton - B.W. Indies; sch. Mother, Duffus - B.W. Indies.
Liverpool N.S. - Jan. 8 sailed sch. Hero, Baker - Grenada; brigs Hope, Harvey; Queen, Bruce and Madeira, Roberts - West Indies.
The sch. Lark, M'Curdy of this place arrived at Boston from Demerary 6th inst in 33 days passage - lost one man overboard.
The brig Dauphne from hence had arrived at Demerary with the loss of her foremast and bowsprit. The sch. ______, M'Donald from hence had also arrived.
The brig Mary, M'Gray of New Brunswick from Cape Breton for Moose Island with 19 passengers and a cargo of plaster, was driven on shore and wrecked Dec. 13 near Barrington - ten of the passengers unfortunately perished - The passengers sailed from Ireland July 12 in the brig Nancy, Mitchell for Quebec, but after having got within 10 leagues of [ ___], the Mary bore away and they were landed at Reshebucto. A seaman's chest was lately picked up at the Seal Islands in which was a book with the name John A. Carron written in it.
The sch. Critic from hence for Boston put into Liverpool on Saturday last. The brig Lavinia, Dick - 44 days from Jamaica to Moose Island put into Lunenburg on Sunday in want of provisions and having her pumps choked with sand - Spoke off the Seal Islands a sch. from Halifax for Boston - had put away for Yarmouth having some of their men frost-bitten; sch. _____, Parks from Canso for this port put into Sambro on Tuesday last - Jebacco boat Ringdove, Steward arrived at Liverpool from Boston last week.
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