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Name of Proprietors - No. 1
Fitz James Alfred La Rose, Snr.,;Edward Dick; William Trim; Johnson October, as having in marriage Betsy Cornelia October in community of property  antecedent to the 20th August 1904;  Maurice Dick; Cecilia Cort, widow; Christina Dick, widow; Simon Julius Williams; Charles Mitchell of Georgetown, Police Constable; James Edward Dick; Betsy Fredericka Dick, widow; Christina Henry, the wife of  Richard Henry, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Hannah Pollard, widow; James Tait; John Tait; Sarah Marjorie Liverpool, widow; Christina Tobias, widow; Robert Benjamin Tait; Helena Tait, single woman; Johanna Patricia Thompson, widow; Priscilla Johnson, widow; Phillip Saunders Liverpool; Fairbairn Liverpool; George Alexander Downer as having in marriage Jane Downer in community of goods  antecedent to the 20th August 1904;  Marjorie Liverpool, single woman; Juliana Bacchus, single woman; Catherina Henrietta Frank, the wife of  Donald Henry Frank, to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; Stephen Prince; Thomas Williams; Georgiana Thom, the wife of  James Thom, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Wilhelmina Thomas, single woman; Joseph Nathaniel Williams; Margaret Simon, widow; Charles Richards; Richard Brown Frank; Ormond Bertie Frank; William Frank; Walter Frank; Rosetta Williams, the wife of  Andy Williams, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Robert McKenzie Gopaul; James Edward Dick; Christina Henry, the wife of  Richard Henry, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Thomas Frederick Sinclair; Sancho Harris Benjamin; Edgar Evans Hicken; John Sampson, Jnr.,; Henry McDonald Cort; David Cort; Jane Simmons, late Frank, the wife of  James Simmons, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Fanny Johnson, the wife of  Samuel Percival Johnson, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Harris James Griffith; William Theophilus Griffith; John Wellesley Griffith; Robert Alexander Nicholas, as having in marriage in community of goods Eliza Nicholas  antecedent to the 20th August 1904;  Dido Hubbard , the wife of James Hubbard to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Hubert Thomas; John Thomas; Samuel Nathaniel Paul; Donald Thomas Paul; Johanna Crandon,  the wife of James Crandon to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904;Margaret Baggot , the wife of Jonas Baggot to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Edith Williams, the wife of Caleb Williams to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Diana Paul, single woman; Joseph Sinclair; Henry Trim as having in marriage in community of goods Lena Trim antecedent to the 20th August 1904; flora Thomas, widow; Louisa Plowel, widow; Floretta Hamilton, the wife of George Hamilton, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Kathleen Plowel, single woman; James Crawford; Louisa Gomes, the wife of Manoel Gomes, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Fairbairn Liverpool; James Henry Allen of Georgetown, Police Constable; William Augustus Hooper; Harry Jonas; Isaac Benjamin; James Cameron; Sophia Isaacs, widow; Sarah McKenzie , the wife of Thomas McKenzie, to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; Malvina Williams, widow; Elizabeth Cort, single woman; Gladys Nelson, late Cort, , the wife of Thomas Nelson, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Isaac Giddings; Robert Thomas Giddings; James Latchana; Henry Latchana; William Nedd; Betsy Benfield, widow; George Alfred Paul; Robin Simon; Ellen Louisa Campbell, widow; Rosetta Thom, , the wife of Isaac Thom, Snr., to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; Betsy Skeete , the wife of Henry Skeete, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Catherine Heyliger, late Clarke, the wife of  William Heyliger of Plantation Union, Corentyne, Berbice, to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; joseph Kyte; Catherine Kyte, single woman; Isabella Adams, the wife of John Adams, to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; Maria Simon, widow; William Henry Paddy; William Melbourne Betton; Hannah Profitt, single woman; John Tait as having in marriage in community of goods Wilhelmina Deboma Tait antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Daniel Hercules Profitt; James Robert Matheson; Jane Wilson of Georgetown, widow; Catherine Dyer of Georgetown, widow; Leonora Hazelwood, No. 41, West Coast, Berbice, widow; Kathleen Morris, single woman; Robert Benn of New Amsterdam, Berbice; Matilda Benn, single woman, Isaac Jones as having in marriage in community of goods Margaret Jones antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Samuel Benjamin of Georgetown, Police Constable; Molly Matheson, widow; Matilda Matheson, widow;  Evans Crawford; Maurice Dick; John Crawford; Heirs of Lode Mendonca, Ltd; Henry Harlequin; Charles Dick Liverpool of New Amsterdam, Asylum Attendant; Mary Leonora Collins, the wife of Dettering Collins, to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; James Darnley; Charles Henry Crawford; Thomas Dunlop; Clementius Nicholson of New Amsterdam, widow; Stephen Prince; Stephen Prince; Harriet Pereira, widow; Ned Harry; Samuel Prince; Alfred Ebenezer Carlow; Lewis Elgin; Francis Yorrick, widow; Louisa Coddett,  the wife of James Coddett, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Johnson October; Elizabeth October, single woman; Catherine Sole of 44 D’Urban Street, Georgetown, widow; Louisa Bobb, widow; Thomas Frederick Sinclair; Gladys Nelson, the wife of Charles Nelson, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Isabella Europe, single woman;  Joseph Benjamin Changlee; Ricknauth, male (East Indian creole); Thomas Phipps of Georgetown; Henry Baker as having in marriage in community of goods Caroline Baker antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Cecilia Seecharan of Plantation Kendall, Corentyne, single woman; Cecilia Williams, widow; Archibald Muirhead Henry; George Simpson as having in marriage in community of property to Alma Imogene Simpson antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Murphy Jonas as having in marriage Johanna Patricia Jonas in community of property  antecedent to the 20th August 1904; charlotte Ann Brown, widow; Cupido Wilson Henry; David Bagot as having in marriage in community of property Flora Agatha Bagot  antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Ena Venture, single woman; Ella Adamina Isaacs, the wife of Herbert Isaacs, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Charles Henry Williams; Frances Donson; Johnson October; Archibald Muirhead Henry; Antonio Domingo Williams as having in marriage in community of goods Venus Williams  antecedent to the 20th August 1904; James Tait as having in marriage in community of  goods Grace Tait antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Esther Cameron, the wife of Frederick Cameron, to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; Johnson October; Mary Dunn, single woman, Matilda Bagot, widow; George Alexander Downer, Snr., Sophia McDowell, widow; Martin Downer; Peggy Cort, widow; Samuel Downer; Henry Harlequin, as having in marriage in community of goods Frances Harlequin,  antecedent to the 20th August 1904;  Cecilia Williams, widow; Malcolm Bobb; Frances Johanna Dick, wife of Maurice Dick to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Michael Moore, as having in marriage in community of property Mary Moore, antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Rosaline Lambert, widow; Malcolm Bobb; Rosaline Bobb, widow; Emma Bobb, single woman; Elizabeth Gilbert, wife of Charles Gilbert to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904


John Israel Paul; Donald Alexander Paul, Jnr.,; Samuel Hawke; Donald Alexander Thom; Ormond henry; David Caesar; Caroline Paul, widow; Charles Herbert Paul; Maria Williams, the wife of joseph Nathaniel Williams, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Elizabeth Beatrice Williams, the wife of Charles Nathaniel Williams, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Mary Lancaster, the wife of Hector Lancaster, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Ellen Garner, the wife of Timothy Garner, to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; Joseph Alexander Fortune; Caroline Elizabeth Campbell, the wife of Jacob Campbell, to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; Emily Liverpool, widow; Christina Baggot, widow; France Donson; Eve Emanuel, widow; Mary Hercules, the wife of David Hercules, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Betsy McDonald the wife of Richard McDonald, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904;   Robert Lakhan of Plantation Mara, East Bank, Berbice; Caroline Denbow, widow; Vivian Cameron, the wife of Moody Cameron to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Timothy Sancho, William Sancho, Rebecca Sancho, widow; Adam Lambert; James Sinclair; Charles Ledoux Burgess; Edward Henry Hooper; William Augustus Hooper; Sarah Frances Burgess, widow; Edward Henry Hooper; Robertina Louisa Campbell, wife of Solomon Campbell to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Samuel Hawke; Ellen Jane Carlow, wife of Alfred Ebenezer Carlow to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Sandy Douglas; Cecil Ragnauth Sadhoo;  Amsterdam Joseph Benn as having in marriage in community of goods Johanna Benn antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Edward Dick; Frederick Hooper; Phillip Saunders; Thomas Saunders; Eliza Agatha Moses, single woman; Francis Saunders, single woman; Ellen Adelaide Saunders, Single woman; Donald Charles Sinclair; Daniel Thom; Tidman Thom; Daniel Thom; Marion Thom, single woman; James Thom; Retina Hawke, wife of Samuel Hawke to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Donald Thom; Henry Sampson; Alfred Stephen Henry; Sarah Frances Burgess, widow; Egbert Joseph Farley; Norman Cyril Farley; Nelly Rebecca Farley, single woman; Prince Isaacs; David Caesar; John Wilson Hooper; Jonas Baggot; William Theophilus Griffith; The Presbytery of British Guiana; The Local Authority of the Gibraltar-Courtland Country District
Lot No. 0
Sarah Frances Burgess, widow; Ellen Jane Carlow, wife of Alfred Ebenezer Carlow to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Tidman Thom; David Thom; Marion Thom, single woman; James Thom; Retina Hawke, wife of Samuel Hawke to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; Donald Thom; Sandy Douglas; Nelly Rebecca Farley, single woman; John William Hooper; Edward Henry Hooper; Phillip Saunders; Thomas Saunders; Eliza Agatha Moses, single woman; Francis Saunders, single woman; Ellen Adelaide Saunders, Single woman; Thomas Dick; Robert Dick; Mildred Dick, single woman; Lucille Dick Single woman; David Caesar; Amsterdam Joseph Benn as having in marriage in community of goods Johanna Benn antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Alfred Stephen Henry; Prince Isaacs; Alfred Ebenezer Carlow; Maurice Dick; Samuel Hawke; Cecil Ragnauth Sadhoo; Frederick Hooper; Egbert Joseph Farley; Norman Cyril Farley; Daniel Thom; Henry Sampson; Jonas Baggot; Donald Charles Sinclair; Sarah La Rose, widow; William Theophilus Griffith; Edward Dick;  Robertina Louisa Campbell, wife of Solomon Campbell to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; William Augustus Hooper; Sarah Frances Burgess, widow; Edward Henry Hooper.
Source: Local Government Board Notice – Partition of No. 0 and 1, Corentyne, Berbice – The Daily Argosy, Tuesday, April 16, 1929: page 3.

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The partition and for re-allotment of an area of crown lands in the rear of the Lichfield Country District, West Coast,  in the County of Berbice, ceded to the Local Authority.

By Henry Ormonde Durham, Settlement Officer, appointed under the provisions of Ordinance No. # 16 of 1926 for the partition and for re-allotment of an area of crown lands in the rear of the Lichfield Country District, West Coast,  in the County of Berbice, ceded to the Local Authority: -

Levi Semple, Edwin Semple, Thomas Semple, William Semple, and Robin Semple, Farmers and Henrietta Samuel, widow and Nancy Osborne, single woman; George Frederick Downer, Village Overseer, and James Downer, Farmer; Abraham Dodson, Carpenter; John Bethune McPherson, Ebenezer McPherson, Joseph McPherson, Henry Young and George Chapman, Farmers and Sophia McPherson, widow, Henrietta Downer, widow, and Alice Peters, widow; William Wade, Farmer, and Isreal Semple, also known as and called Israel Wade, Farmer; Joseph Semple, Diamond seeker, Jarvis Semple, Farmer, and Caroline Semple, single woman; Sarah Lewis, widow, William Wade, senior, Israel Semple, also known as and called Isreal Wade, Joseph Nicholson, Edward Semple, Levi Semple, Edwin Semple, William Semple, and Robin Semple, Farmers, and Letisfa Wade, late Semple, wife of  William Wade, Junior,  to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904, Henrietta Samuel, widow, and Nancy Osborne, single woman; Joseph Semple, Farmer; Adam Semple, Farmer; Samuel Ebenezer Dodson, Carpenter; Samuel Ebenezer Dodson, Carpenter, Elias Semple and George Edwards, Farmers; Agnes Chapman, widow, David Chapman, Farmer, Jessie Chapman, widow, Hannah Chapman, widow; Robert Bourne of Manchester, Corentyne, Farmer, and Thomas Harlequin, Joseph Hamilton, John Cummings, as having marriage in community of property his wife, Margaret Cummings, and John Hamilton, Farmers; William Wade, Farmer; Joseph Nicholson, Farmer; Henry Edward Burnett and William Semple, Farmers; William Wade, and Edward Wade, Farmers; John Chapman, and Thomas Chapman, Farmers, Jessie Chapman, widow, and Rebecca Agard, the wife of Charles Agard,  to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904, of Georgetown, Demerara; Charles Chapman, Farmer; Florence McKenzie, widow and Henrietta Hemerding, the wife of Ernest Hemerding, to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904; Maria Barnwell, single woman; Mary Ann Semple, widow, and Robin Semple, Farmer; Levi Josephus Semple, Diamond Seeker; James Archibald, Farmer; Edward Semple, Adam Semple, Joseph Semple, Farmers and Marle Semple, single woman....
Source: The Official Gazette of British Guiana,October 1, 1927: pages 1120-1123


The partition of Hopetown Country District, in the County of Berbice:
James Johnson; Molly James, widow, Ruth Elizabeth Thompson, the wife of John Amos Thompson,  to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904 , Charlotte Lousia Shepherd, the wife of Charles Shepherd,  to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904, Agnes Rosina Austin, the wife of James Austin,  to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904,  Samuel Laing Johnson and William Emanuel Johnson; Betsy Ann McRae, spinster and William McRae; Josephine James, spinster; Mary James, widow; Aurora Blair, widow, Louisa Johnson, widow, Manasseh London, Johanna Nedd, William Barker, Postman and Judith Johnson, spinster; Judith Johnson, spinster, Prince Johnson, Lillian Johnson, spinster, Chothilda Johnson, spinster and Crisibelle Johnson, spinster; Adam Alexander Johnson, Carpenter; William Alfred; James Bruce, Betsy Bruce, spinster, Gertrude Bruce, spinster and Dorcas Bruce, spinster; Agnes Fiffe, spinster; Pomilla Thompson, widow, Robert Archibald, Esther Archibald, spinster, Charles Blair, Richard Roberts and Christina Britton, widow; Thomas Fyffe; Pomilla Thompson, widow; Margaret Ann Thompson, widow; Flora Nedd, window; James McCammon; Emanuel Edwards; Charles James, Jupiter James, Theresa James, spinster, Daisy James, spinster, and Nelly Glasgow,  the wife of Joseph Glasgow,  to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904; Caroline Thompson, widow; Arnold Nathaniel James, Daniel James, Balkis James, spinster and Rositta James, spinster; John Waite; Kate Wilson, widow; Lionel James, Carpenter; William James David; Elvira Fyffe, widow; Florence O’Brien and Cecelia Isaacs, spinsters; Thomas Roguson Milner, shopkeeper; Aurora Blair, widow; Susanna Blair, widow; Harriet Griffith, widow; Joseph McCammon, Cooper; Samuel Brutus; Philip Semple; Evan Semple; Abel Alexander Chesney, Schoolmaster; Susannah Johnson, spinster; Mary de Silva, widow; Phyllis Robertson, widow; Polly Blair, spinster; Donald Grant Baird, Frederick Hope, Emily Carter, spinster, Rosaline Carter, spinster; Christian Blair, Diana Ally, widow, Elijah James Blair, and Harriet Griffith, widow; Henry Josiah James, Schoolmaster; Nancy Alfred, widow ; William Barker, postman and William Baird; Robert Erskine; James Ross
Deeds Registry, New Amsterdam, Berbice this 17th day of June 1927...
Source: The Official Gazette of British Guiana July 2, 1927 : pages 24- 32...

County of Berbice 23rd July, 1927
The following Transports and Mortgages are intended to be passed before one of Their Honours the Judges of the Supreme Court of British Guiana on any day after Saturday, the 23rd day of July, 1927, which such Judge will be pleased to appoint, viz.:- By Albert Edward Van Ryck de Groot, Settlement Officer, appointed under the provisions of Ordinance No. # 18 of 1914 for the partition of Hopetown Country District, in the County of Berbice:
Cicero Alexander Thompson, Manoel Gomes Pereira, Shopkeeper; Daniel Edward; Robert Campbell; Hannah Redock, Spinster; Nancy Mona, widow, Eliza McPherson, widow and Almos McAlmont; Jonathan Garraway; Eliza McPherson, widow ;Robert Edward; King Gillis; Rebecca Redock, spinster; Edwin Hamilton, Road Overseer; Mary Benjamin, widow; Samuel Laing Johnson; Charles James; Juno Johnson, spinster, Edward Arthur, Franky Blair, wife of Newton Blair, to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904, Daniel Wallerson, Engineer and William Johnson; Theresa James, spinster; Donald Carmichael; Sarah Henry, wife of James Wright Henry, to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904; Emily Carter, spinster; Samuel Sears; Andrew Redock; John Spencer; James Ebenezer McPherson; Josephus Thompson and Mary Garner, widow; [@ from page 79] Margaret Henry and Iris Arthur, spinsters; Margaret Henry  , spinster; Venus Ned, Albert McKenzie, James Ross, Isabella Johnson, widow, Louisa de Freitas, widow and James Blair; Sarah Pollydore, widow; Charles Alexander Clarke, Schoolmaster; James Dun; Charlotte Cyrus, spinster; William Adolphus McPharlane; Rosa Blair, widow; Ellen Ross, widow; Marlon Isaacs and Victorine Christiani, for one undivided third part or share, Jane Chesney, widow, for one undivided third part or share, Hepseba Godette, David Byron Isaacson and Edith Mahhoo, for one undivided third part or share of in the hereinbefore described properties; Abel Henry Johnson, Schoolmaster; William Thorne,  for one undivided third part or share, Joseph Thorne, Carpenter,  for one undivided third part or share, Emily London, wife of Charles London, to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904 and Harriet Hope, widow, for one undivided third part or share of in the hereinbefore described properties; William Emanuel Johnson; Simon Redock; Julia Johnson, widow; Isaac Richmond, Georgiana Bourne, widow, Phoebe Ann Ferguson, widow, Sophia McRae, spinster, and Edwin McRae, for three undivided fourth parts or shares  in the hereinbefore described property, Dora McRae, spinster and John McRae, for the remaining one undivided fourth part or share in the hereinbefore described property; Wallace McCammon, Police Constable; George Blair; Lawrence Alexander Edwards, Police Constable; Simon McPherson, Margaret Brathwaite, the wife of Samuel Henry Brathwaite, to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904 ; Nancy Redock, widow; Adolphus Archibald; Edmond Philip Thompson, Allen Hercules Thompson, Albert Stewart, James Theophilus Stewart and Rebecca Benjamin, widow
Deeds Registry, New Amsterdam, Berbice this 24th day of June 1927...
Source: The Official Gazette of British Guiana, July 9, 1927 : pages 75 - 81.



Parahoo, 189 ex Cossipore, 1852, a male Indian immigrant 
By November 13, 1896,  a male Indian immigrant named, Parahoo  became the legal owner of lot number seven (7), part of Plantation Voorburg or lot number one (1), now called “Sheet Anchor.” 
Parahoo was  perhaps the earliest successful East Indian businessman in New Amsterdam and indeed British Guiana. Parahoo came to British Guiana  on board the ship, Cossipore in 1852.  He was employed as  a Hindustani Interpreter. He purchased land in the Smythtown section of the town. He established his retail business.
By 1871 when his thirteen (13) a year-old daughter was married he catered to well more than five hundred (500) guests. On February 6, 1888, Parahoo, Hindustani Interpreter,  an inhabitant of the County of Berbice, was declared "In Insolvency" by George H. Hawtayne, Administrator General. The Creditors were given a week to file claims to the Sub-Administrator General, Berbice, with an Affidavit verifying the debt.
Parahoo died before October 10, 1893.  Shortly afterwards, lot number 9 (nine) Queenstown.  New Amsterdam  amongst his  estate was offered for sale by the Administrator General. Luckputteah, John Boccps, Rosanally, Johorun, and Mohurum are also listed in the sale of the property. They are perhaps his immediate relatives.
There are numerous sources of information on the life of Parahoo. I simply choose to mention those listed below.
SOURCES: 
Moore, Brian L., 1948-  (1995) Cultural Power, Resistance and Pluralism: Colonial Guyana, 1838-1900: pages 186 and 187 . . . 
Transports and Mortgages - County of Berbice -the Daily Chronicle, Sunday, October 31, 1886: page 1, Column 3.
In Insolvency -the Daily Chronicle, Wednesday, February 8, 1888: page 1, Column 1.
Administrator General - Sales -  the Daily Chronicle, Saturday, October 28, 1893: page 1, Column 3.
Colonist, April 14, 1871


Village Committee of the Central Board of Health - Regulations Relating to Villages - January 14, 1895; February 11, 1895;  March 18, 1895; April 8, 1895; May 13, 1895; June 10, 1895; July 8, 1895; August 19, 1895; August 21, 1895;  September 9, 1895; September 13, 1895; September 19, 1895; October 14, 1895; November 11, 1895;
January 20, 1895 - J. S. F. Ross died.
February 6, 1895 - Coolie Riot at Leguan.
May 23, 1895 - Death of Rev. J. R. Moore, Curate Upper, Berbice River.
February 28, 1895 - Proposed Training School for Teachers.
April 18, 1895 - Boat accident, Cuyuni River - 22 persons drowned.
August 29, 1895 - Opening of Annual Horticultural and Poultry Show.
September 5, 1895 - boat accident -nine drowned.
September 12, 1895 - Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society - Horticultural Show.
Wednesday, January 1, 1896 - Thomas J. Semple, residing at Lot No. 23 Main street, Cumingsburg, Georgetown, Demerara
Source: Events of the Year 1895 - The Daily Chronicle, Wednesday, January 1, 1896: page four.



January 11, 1882 - Dr. J. P. Watt, Chairman of the Central Board of Health.
February 2, 1882 - Peter Hector and Cato Hector sentenced for manslaughter 21 and 16 years, respectively.
February 6, 1882 - North from Calcutta 532 coolies.
March 23, 1882 - Death of Shorthand Younge, Commissionary of Taxiation
May 31, 1882 - Governor Irving visited Buxton.
June 13, 1882 - Newcastle from Calcutta 329 coolies.
June 2, 1882 - Attorney General, Chairman of the Central Board of Health.
August 7, 1882 -  Wesleyan Sabbath School anniversary at Victoria Village.
Horse-Racing at Golden Grove
August 15, 1882 - Annual Examination of Teachers.
August 17, 1882 - North from Calcutta 553 coolies.
August 22, 1882 - Examination of Pupil Teachers, Georgetown and New Amsterdam.
September 26, 1882 - Victoria Union Relief Society
September 27, 1882 - Rev. John Greathead quit Wesleyan Society.
October 16, 1882 - Election of Rev. John Robert Mittleholzer as Member of New Amsterdam Board of Superintendence.
October 30, 1882 - Ellora from Calcutta 493 coolies.
October 31, 1882 - New Village Law (Village Ordinance).
November 4, 1882 - Anniversary of the first publication of The Demerara Daily Chronicle.
November 24, 1882 - New Village Law (Village Ordinance) published in The Demerara Daily Chronicle;  Plussey  from Calcutta 620 coolies.
December 2, 1882 - List of Successful Candidates for Teachers’ Certificates. Fatal accident Rose Hall, Berbice.
December 8, 1882 - close of Agnes Tudor murder case; four prisoners sentenced to death...
December 9, 1882 - Coconut Oil Manufactured by machinery at Plantation Fortitude, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, British Guiana.
December 20, 1882 - Rev. John Greathead, now Minister, Church of England.
December 30, 1882 - Execution of Maria Ferrell and Peter Ferrell (mother and son) John Stewart and Samuel Adams at New Amsterdam for the murder of Agnes Tudor.
Source: Events of the Year 1882 - The Demerara Daily Chronicle, Sunday, December 31, 1882: page three Column six and page four columns one to five inclusive.



County of Demerary
List of RURAL c o n s t a b l e s appointed, and acting within the respective Division of the County, published in terms of Section of Section 25 of Ordinance No. 6, anno 1858
District A.,
Frederick Dorr, Andries Duncan, Ben Hodge, Gordon Stewart, Brown Stephen — Plantation Mon Repos.
Abel Ameo, John Fraser - Plantation Good Hope
John Dick, Jose de Nobrigo, Howe M'Kenzie, Nulliapan, Panoponj Sewoo, Liafi-Hong, Anthony William France, Peter Goring, Abel Grumble—Plantation Lusignan.
Boyd Bacchus, Augustus Daniel, Thomas Henry —Plantation Annandale.
Nero Alexander, George Pollard Arthur, (corporal) Chance Bacchus, (corporal); Thomas Benjamin, Thomas Daniel, Jonathan Dublin, Christopher Edlv, Thomas Glasgow, Peter Harry, Jeremiah M‘Cane, James Rodney, Prince Sam, Caesar Scott, Africa Stout, (corporal), John William—Friendship Village.
James Condole, Sancho George, Jack Gilbert, Timothy Gill, Leander Goodluck, Grenville Green,(sergeant), Dick Grey, Belmont Harry, M‘Duff Harry, Brocket Hyles, Jimmy James, Peter Joe, Emanuel Kinsale, Quammy Thomas, Belfast Primo, Alexander Ross, Alexander Smith, King Smith, William Will, David Young, (corporal); John Bedford, Henry Primo, Bohertson M'Kenzie, James Griffith, Abraham Cort, Henry Charles Green, Tow-Reed, George Frand, Cornelius Ridley— Buxton Village,
Piero Rodney—Plantation Nonpareil. ' ,
Marida, Scott Wilson—Plantation Enterprise,
Harry Horatio—Plantation Paradise.
Derrick Hercules, Jose Alvira, Thomas Viera, Bartholomew Pereira, Henry Thompson, (corporal), Cadjoe Graham, Job Timminie, jnr., Hercules Abraham, Allick Stewart, Vierasammy, Harry Smith—Plantation Enmore,
Gobin—Plantation Haslington.
Cheesewright Jonah,. Wellington Rogers,. Jomea Hercules, Samson Collins — Plantation Golden Grove Village,
Murray Baptiste,. Hanover Sammy—Nabaclis Village.
Philip Cupidore, Adam Hamilton—Plantation John and Cove..
Thomas Collin, (sergeant);. John Langhone, (corporal), Philip Robertson, Trim Pompey, Stephen Bristol, David Lawrence, Paul Mackey, Gauby James, Benebrook Balla, Douglas Hector, Edward Gift, Sammy Knights, Gillis Gumming, Rodney Ned, Charles Collin, Bacchus Moses, Frank Gainsford, Nat Williams,.Hamlet Cato, Jack Mitchell, Stewart Mason, John Inveraia—Victoria Village.
James Glasgow, Vincent Ludoyix, Francis deSouza, Hugh M'Callum, Sambo Jones, Thos. Nimrod—Plantation Hope and Dochfour.
Solomon Hamlet, Fortune Scipio. John Gomes, Joseph Gomes, John De Guiera—Ann’s Grove Village
Thomas Austin (corporal)j Thomas Graves, MacRae Ned, John Francis—Two Friends Village.
Manoel Jardine, Greenpill Syphax, Manoel Tachiera—Plantation Clonbrook.
John Grant, Philip Downer Richard Romeo, Yaaon Pollard, Thomas Dunbar—Plantation Bee Hive.
Allick Stewart—Plantation Unity.
Cudjoe, James Nicholson, James Hodges, Ganpaal, Rutman — Plantation Greenfield.
Alexander Ramsey, (corporal);. George Cross, John Virgil, Cozier — Plantation Spring Hall.
Douglas Cornwall, Edward J King, Bassant—Plantation Good Hope.
Sampson Prince, Nawan, Chammoo, .MohamdaIlie —Plantation Supply.
Napoleon Chester, Bholah, Ranisanimy—Plantation La Bonne Mere.
Providence Argvle, Prince Campbell—Plantation Melville.
Ben Providence, Duncan Cupid, Pierre Bacchus, Kaysoe—Plantation Cane Grove.
George Percival, Henry Joseph, (corporal); .Jackson Rutherford, George Rutherford—Virginia Village.
 Michael Paul, (sergeant)Abraham Billy, Lewis James, Toby Osborne, James Munro, William Langevine, John Tony, George Snell, Job Alexander, James Kitt, (corporal); William Benjamin, Archy Abram, John Liberty Deuwarder, Peter Quashy, Sam Agard—Mahaica Village.
Abel Peter, William Peter—Mocha Village.
George William and John Brjoe—Hope and Lowlands.
Jack Dover, Dale Richmond, Anthony America, George Abel,  Quamina Edinburgh, Peter Harry— Perth Village.
Luke Adam, Bab Semple—Ferry Village.
John Drill, Plato Joe, George McDonald—Plantation Farm.
Official Gazette of British Guiana - Government Notice – Saturday, January 3, 1863 # 1: pages 15 &


In this correspondence are a number of folks who may be of interests to you and I. Therefore, I am requesting of you to enlighten me,  concerning those whom you are aware of their life and times. Thanks a million - 
Primary School Certificate Examination, 1958
Desmond Trotman - Broad Street Government School
Source: the Official Gazette of British Guiana – February 21, 1959: page 263

Neville Chue and Veronica Willis - Golden Grove Methodist School
Joyce Wilson - St. Andrew’s Anglican
Bradley A. Solomon – Enmore Government School
Winston Callender - Kitty Methodist School
Moreen Aloma Boyce and Petronella Boyce
Valerie Campbell – Cumberland Methodist School
Rosamond Campbell and John A. Young – Hopetown Congregational School.
 
Richard Landroy Abrams
Guyana Airways Corporation
Born: February 25, 1927 at Enmore Estate to Charles Abrams and Ruth
Married: March 20, 1970 – Joyce Paula Bourne
Daughter: Ruth Nadia Abrams
Resided at Providence East Bank Demerara
Educated at Golden Grove Methodist School and Central High School
 
Joseph Trotman, Councillor, Christianburg and Wismar .
Prince A. Glasgow, Councillor, Adventure, Essequibo .
Robert A. Campbell, Samuel N. Ellis, and Alfred YawCouncillors, Queenstown, Essequibo .
James Newland, Councillor, La Bagatelle, Leguan
 
Members of the Local Authorities of Village Districts 1960-61
 
ANN’S GROVE – TWO FRIENDS: -
George C. Adams, Alfred S. Dolphin, Sewlal, Charles Bristol, Theophilus Sam, Benjamin Wilson, Morice Sertima, Prince W. Austin, and G. A. Sawers.
 
VICTORIA :-
Leslie R. Ainsworth, Jason Baynes, Felix Blair, Ralph Moore, Stanley Roberts, Mabel Thompson, Othniel Williams, William A. Nurse, and Clifford Major.
 
GOLDEN GROVE – NABACLIS:-
(Golden Grove Division)  - Sidnauth Singh, Rampersaud Tiwari, Donald Ashley Bevil Trotman, Henry Jeune, Tikaram Persaud, and Kenneth Stephens
(Nabaclis Division) – Carlton Paton Browne Melbourne, David Lawrence, Thomas Bollers, Cecil Allick, Donald Jackman and Kenneth Bristol.
 
BUXTON –FRIENDSHIP:-
(Buxton Division)  -  Sydney King, Barrington Sam, Ucil Dundas, Robert Gordon, M. S. Khan, Rigby Dover, and Wilbert Zephyr.
(Friendship Division)  - Jonathan S. Talbot, Chas. A. Gardener, Wm. D. Younge, John Abrams, Veronica Abrams, Cyril George Bryan, and George Carter.
 
BETERVERWAGTING – TRIUMPH:
 (Beterverwagting Division)  - Cyril Duncan, Paul Slowe, Arnold U. Benjamin, Joseph A. Henry, B. Cummings, and Henry Somerset.
 (Triumph Division)  - Jan Ali, Sheik A. Subhan, Sahadeo B. Persaud, Bansgopaul, Sudhaker, and R. N. Singh
Plaisance: – Edmund Wills, Philip Graham, Obadiah Dorway, Caleb Headley, Princess E. Andries, Victor Dias, Paul De Florimonte, Joseph Reid, Samuel Vigilance, Manoo Kissoon, Joseph Mendonca, and Leslie A. Kennedy
Sparendaam: –Manoel Dias, Benjamin Profitt, C. C. Bowen, Wellington Thornton, Bertram Bacchus, Theophilus Baynes, Seville Patterson, S. S. Prashad, and Charles Benjamin
Source: Local Government Board Notices - the Official Gazette of British Guiana – December 12, 1959: page 625.
 
Maud Sumner, Benjamin Williams, John Williams, James Solomon (all of Golden Grove).
 Ben Bristol, William Baptiste, John Cockfield, and Josiah Bristol (all of Nabaclis)
How about Charles Dublin (Plaisance) and E. Coggins (42 Lancaster village, East Coast Demerara)
Source: Registrar’s Notices - the Official Gazette of British Guiana – December 31, 1960: page 926.
 
New Amsterdam Courts (1957/297, Berbice)
Cornelius Emanuel Jacob David versus Rachel Tryphima Campbell – opposition to Transport
Source: Registrar’s Notices - the Official Gazette of British Guiana – November 19, 1960: page 663.
 
Mignal Harry, Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara died before November 19, 1960
Walter Theophilus Roberts, 187 Waterloo Street , Georgetown died before October 29, 1960
Source: Registrar’s Notices - the Official Gazette of British Guiana – October 29, 1960: page 587.

R. Campbell #5619 Police Constable British Guiana Police Force
Ernest Campbell, Ruimveldt, left colony before November 25, 1961
 
Neville Fitzgerald Trotman, Georgetown , Binder, BG Litho
Murland Glasgow, New Amsterdam , Mechanist, W & R
Johanna Campbell, Douchfour, East Coast Demerara
 
Albert Ralph Trotman, Executor of Estate of James Alfred Augustus Trotman, died on March 11, 1961.
Source: Registrar’s Notices - the Official Gazette of British Guiana – December 16, 1961: page 835.


Some Immediate Thoughts on Old Berbice By Joseph Ruhomon (1873-1942)
I finally accessed a number of the serialized presentations, titled, Old Berbice. The accounts were organized and presented by Joseph Ruhomon (1873-1942). Old Berbice was published in the Sunday edition of the Daily Chronicle Newspapers during the month of August 1931. Perhaps, also the articles appeared during the months following August 1931.
Old Berbice gives a bird’s eye view of a number of the prominent figures who dwelt in the County of Berbice during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and others of the opening decades of the twentieth century. Ruhomon seemed focused on the period 1874-1909. Joseph Ruhomon mentioned the privileged class, the sugar producers, the merchant class, the ruling class, the elites of New Amsterdam, and the working class. Every ethnic group was represented.
Why all of the Guyanese historians and other social scientists, particularly the Indo-Guyanese academics, failed to mention that the mother of Prahalad, Rohomon (John Ruhomon) and Lokhooa (Moses Luckhoo) traveled with her sons from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India to British Guiana in the 1859? . The paternal grandmother of Joseph Ruhomon is probably resting in peace with Prahlad at Plantation Albion. She may caught a glimpes of the achievements of her sons and grandchildren. I'd be remiss if I did not state that I feel decieved by the so-called academic professionals. The idea, that British Colonial Immigration officials were so devious promising three orphans siblings seven (7), eleven (11) and thireteen (13) years old, riches if they travelled to and laboured in British Guiana is quite sensational, but it's neither totally accurate nor honest. It is bits of information like this which proves that people must not take the offerings of the so-called historians as per gospel. People must make the time to do the research, themselves. Perhaps, it is absolutely necessary to add the observation. Every researcher has an agenda. Thus, theirs may not be in the readers’ best interests.
I will ever maintain history is generational. Thus, who and what was considered Old Berbice is unknown to those who preceded the era of in question. Then, again, those who followed that era , as the decades elapsed including the current generations would have extra ordinary difficulties relating to periods prior to their consciousness. Unless, of course they are interested in historical realities.
I testify, during the last decades of the colonial era, I was aware of a number of the elites of New Amsterdam. In fact, I 'll state I was familiar with a number of notables of the period 1952 -1966. Exhibit :- Eustace Wilson, Samuel Gustavus Wiltshire, William Oscar Rudyard ‘Rudy’ Kendall, Edward Augustus Chapman, Harold Christopher Scarder, Errol Alphonso, Bhairo Prashad, Ameerally, Annamunthodo, Leitch, Harvey, Miss Christie (aka Miss Bingo), Gunpatsingh, Milton, and Matadial are numbered among those whom I quickly recall. There was another Drugs Store onwer who I have forgotten? I doubt whether those birthed in guyana possess a comprehensive understanding of the folks who were the primary forces in the functioning of New Amsterdam in the late colonial period. Similiarly, I have little knowledge of the folks of say 1931 the year in which Joseph Ruhomon wrote the series of articles. There is an article, entitled, “Glimpes into BG's Pre-war Cricket,” which was printed on page four in Daily Chronicle issued for Saturday, January 24, 1931. the article listed a number of the leading cricketers of that era. I am not familiar with the careers of an overwhemning majority of them. In fact, I never heard of most of them. However, the medium pace bowlers, EA Fraser and S. Downer caught my attention. I wonder who they are. I must confess I was not really interested in those cricketers because I am aware the vast majority were white people. They were certainly not the finest performers in the colony. They were members of the privileged class – the vultures of the underprivileged working class people....Enough with my anti-ruling class views. And those who received patronage...
Ruhomon listed a number of the master carpenters of Berbice. William Pitt, Wm. Ross, John Dow and Adam Dow (brothers), Jacob Charles, John Ferrell, S. C. Smith, F. A. Tappin and T. H. Williams are numbered among the working class people. Ruhomon stated John Dow is the father of the current Town Clerk, New Amsterdam. I seem to recall Dow was Town Clerk, during my experiences in New Amsterdam, 1955-1966. Ruhomon also stated a daughter of Wm. (William) Ross married the late James Eustace Bartrum. He was the Superintendent of the old Alms House. Miss Ross, afterwards married Barrington Bartrum.
Source: Ruhomon, Joseph (1931) Old Berbice - Being Some of the Personalities of the Past Century, with Sidelights on the Times - Magazine Section -The Daily Chronicle, Sunday, August 30, 1931: Page four Column four.
Are you aware of Carmen Bartrum and Eugene Alfred Bartrum and/or their immediate relatives? Who must I contact?
CARMEN BARTRUM (born June 9, 1901), Telephone Operator;
EUGENE ALFRED BARTRUM (November 20, 1916) Clerk, Mental Hospital, New Amsterdam; Revenue Runner, District Administration

Who built the New Amsterdam Public Hospital? When was it completed? I  was birthed and resided less than a hundred yards away at Alexander Street. I confess I did not know until yesterday, at NYPL, Manhattan, New York.  WOW



F. Ramprashad, Barrister-at-Law on the behalf of Commissioner of Police.
J. H. S. Elliott, Barrister-at-Law on the behalf of Skeldon Estate.
Jainarine Singh and M. Poonai, Barristers-at-Law on the behalf of Trade Union, Man Power Citizen’s Association.
(M. Poonai, Barristers-at-Law, I am certain is a member of the kinship who resided at 60 village, on the Corentyne.)
 
Counsel for the Estate called eleven witnesses.
Counsel for the Police called nine witnesses.
Counsels for the Trade Union called eighteen witnesses.
The commissioners examined five witnesses.
 
Origins of the problem Monday 28th January 1957 Donald Branston – attempted to rail road the workers.
Kenneth S. Stoby (Chairman)
W. G. Carmichael (Commissioner)
Ramballi : one of the shovel men
Three NCO and 15 constables (Riot Squad).
 
I did not spend a lot of time with the report.  it did not name the workers except for Ramballi, who must have been what the colonials love to label the ring leader. There are other names in the text. However, they are for the most part, Police men and officials of the Man Power Citizen’s Association. I was expecting the names of a number of the sixty shovel men. Once I did not see names of the workers I quickly surmised the text would not be worthwhile at all. I was angry at the behavior of the ruling class I can not even tell you if people were injured. I will return to the text in the near future – when I can better control my emotions – and get on with the details.
I am sure I was familiar with persons named Ramballi while on the Corentyne Coast . Man our people caught so much hell for too long I might add.
Peace.





Name of Proprietors - No. 1
Fitz James Alfred La Rose, Snr.,;Edward Dick; William Trim; Johnson October, as having in marriage Betsy Cornelia October in community of property  antecedent to the 20th August 1904;  Maurice Dick; Cecilia Cort, widow; Christina Dick, widow; Simon Julius Williams; Charles Mitchell of Georgetown, Police Constable; James Edward Dick; Betsy Fredericka Dick, widow; Christina Henry, the wife of  Richard Henry, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Hannah Pollard, widow; James Tait; John Tait; Sarah Marjorie Liverpool, widow; Christina Tobias, widow; Robert Benjamin Tait; Helena Tait, single woman; Johanna Patricia Thompson, widow; Priscilla Johnson, widow; Phillip Saunders Liverpool; Fairbairn Liverpool; George Alexander Downer as having in marriage Jane Downer in community of goods  antecedent to the 20th August 1904;  Marjorie Liverpool, single woman; Juliana Bacchus, single woman; Catherina Henrietta Frank, the wife of  Donald Henry Frank, to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; Stephen Prince; Thomas Williams; Georgiana Thom, the wife of  James Thom, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Wilhelmina Thomas, single woman; Joseph Nathaniel Williams; Margaret Simon, widow; Charles Richards; Richard Brown Frank; Ormond Bertie Frank; William Frank; Walter Frank; Rosetta Williams, the wife of  Andy Williams, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Robert McKenzie Gopaul; James Edward Dick; Christina Henry, the wife of  Richard Henry, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Thomas Frederick Sinclair; Sancho Harris Benjamin; Edgar Evans Hicken; John Sampson, Jnr.,; Henry McDonald Cort; David Cort; Jane Simmons, late Frank, the wife of  James Simmons, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Fanny Johnson, the wife of  Samuel Percival Johnson, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Harris James Griffith; William Theophilus Griffith; John Wellesley Griffith; Robert Alexander Nicholas, as having in marriage in community of goods Eliza Nicholas  antecedent to the 20th August 1904;  Dido Hubbard , the wife of James Hubbard to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Hubert Thomas; John Thomas; Samuel Nathaniel Paul; Donald Thomas Paul; Johanna Crandon,  the wife of James Crandon to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904;Margaret Baggot , the wife of Jonas Baggot to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Edith Williams, the wife of Caleb Williams to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Diana Paul, single woman; Joseph Sinclair; Henry Trim as having in marriage in community of goods Lena Trim antecedent to the 20th August 1904; flora Thomas, widow; Louisa Plowel, widow; Floretta Hamilton, the wife of George Hamilton, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Kathleen Plowel, single woman; James Crawford; Louisa Gomes, the wife of Manoel Gomes, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Fairbairn Liverpool; James Henry Allen of Georgetown, Police Constable; William Augustus Hooper; Harry Jonas; Isaac Benjamin; James Cameron; Sophia Isaacs, widow; Sarah McKenzie , the wife of Thomas McKenzie, to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; Malvina Williams, widow; Elizabeth Cort, single woman; Gladys Nelson, late Cort, , the wife of Thomas Nelson, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Isaac Giddings; Robert Thomas Giddings; James Latchana; Henry Latchana; William Nedd; Betsy Benfield, widow; George Alfred Paul; Robin Simon; Ellen Louisa Campbell, widow; Rosetta Thom, , the wife of Isaac Thom, Snr., to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; Betsy Skeete , the wife of Henry Skeete, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Catherine Heyliger, late Clarke, the wife of  William Heyliger of Plantation Union, Corentyne, Berbice, to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; joseph Kyte; Catherine Kyte, single woman; Isabella Adams, the wife of John Adams, to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; Maria Simon, widow; William Henry Paddy; William Melbourne Betton; Hannah Profitt, single woman; John Tait as having in marriage in community of goods Wilhelmina Deboma Tait antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Daniel Hercules Profitt; James Robert Matheson; Jane Wilson of Georgetown, widow; Catherine Dyer of Georgetown, widow; Leonora Hazelwood, No. 41, West Coast, Berbice, widow; Kathleen Morris, single woman; Robert Benn of New Amsterdam, Berbice; Matilda Benn, single woman, Isaac Jones as having in marriage in community of goods Margaret Jones antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Samuel Benjamin of Georgetown, Police Constable; Molly Matheson, widow; Matilda Matheson, widow;  Evans Crawford; Maurice Dick; John Crawford; Heirs of Lode Mendonca, Ltd; Henry Harlequin; Charles Dick Liverpool of New Amsterdam, Asylum Attendant; Mary Leonora Collins, the wife of Dettering Collins, to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; James Darnley; Charles Henry Crawford; Thomas Dunlop; Clementius Nicholson of New Amsterdam, widow; Stephen Prince; Stephen Prince; Harriet Pereira, widow; Ned Harry; Samuel Prince; Alfred Ebenezer Carlow; Lewis Elgin; Francis Yorrick, widow; Louisa Coddett,  the wife of James Coddett, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Johnson October; Elizabeth October, single woman; Catherine Sole of 44 D’Urban Street, Georgetown, widow; Louisa Bobb, widow; Thomas Frederick Sinclair; Gladys Nelson, the wife of Charles Nelson, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Isabella Europe, single woman;  Joseph Benjamin Changlee; Ricknauth, male (East Indian creole); Thomas Phipps of Georgetown; Henry Baker as having in marriage in community of goods Caroline Baker antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Cecilia Seecharan of Plantation Kendall, Corentyne, single woman; Cecilia Williams, widow; Archibald Muirhead Henry; George Simpson as having in marriage in community of property to Alma Imogene Simpson antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Murphy Jonas as having in marriage Johanna Patricia Jonas in community of property  antecedent to the 20th August 1904; charlotte Ann Brown, widow; Cupido Wilson Henry; David Bagot as having in marriage in community of property Flora Agatha Bagot  antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Ena Venture, single woman; Ella Adamina Isaacs, the wife of Herbert Isaacs, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Charles Henry Williams; Frances Donson; Johnson October; Archibald Muirhead Henry; Antonio Domingo Williams as having in marriage in community of goods Venus Williams  antecedent to the 20th August 1904; James Tait as having in marriage in community of  goods Grace Tait antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Esther Cameron, the wife of Frederick Cameron, to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; Johnson October; Mary Dunn, single woman, Matilda Bagot, widow; George Alexander Downer, Snr., Sophia McDowell, widow; Martin Downer; Peggy Cort, widow; Samuel Downer; Henry Harlequin, as having in marriage in community of goods Frances Harlequin,  antecedent to the 20th August 1904;  Cecilia Williams, widow; Malcolm Bobb; Frances Johanna Dick, wife of Maurice Dick to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Michael Moore, as having in marriage in community of property Mary Moore, antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Rosaline Lambert, widow; Malcolm Bobb; Rosaline Bobb, widow; Emma Bobb, single woman; Elizabeth Gilbert, wife of Charles Gilbert to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904


John Israel Paul; Donald Alexander Paul, Jnr.,; Samuel Hawke; Donald Alexander Thom; Ormond henry; David Caesar; Caroline Paul, widow; Charles Herbert Paul; Maria Williams, the wife of joseph Nathaniel Williams, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Elizabeth Beatrice Williams, the wife of Charles Nathaniel Williams, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Mary Lancaster, the wife of Hector Lancaster, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Ellen Garner, the wife of Timothy Garner, to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; Joseph Alexander Fortune; Caroline Elizabeth Campbell, the wife of Jacob Campbell, to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; Emily Liverpool, widow; Christina Baggot, widow; France Donson; Eve Emanuel, widow; Mary Hercules, the wife of David Hercules, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Betsy McDonald the wife of Richard McDonald, to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904;   Robert Lakhan of Plantation Mara, East Bank, Berbice; Caroline Denbow, widow; Vivian Cameron, the wife of Moody Cameron to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Timothy Sancho, William Sancho, Rebecca Sancho, widow; Adam Lambert; James Sinclair; Charles Ledoux Burgess; Edward Henry Hooper; William Augustus Hooper; Sarah Frances Burgess, widow; Edward Henry Hooper; Robertina Louisa Campbell, wife of Solomon Campbell to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Samuel Hawke; Ellen Jane Carlow, wife of Alfred Ebenezer Carlow to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Sandy Douglas; Cecil Ragnauth Sadhoo;  Amsterdam Joseph Benn as having in marriage in community of goods Johanna Benn antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Edward Dick; Frederick Hooper; Phillip Saunders; Thomas Saunders; Eliza Agatha Moses, single woman; Francis Saunders, single woman; Ellen Adelaide Saunders, Single woman; Donald Charles Sinclair; Daniel Thom; Tidman Thom; Daniel Thom; Marion Thom, single woman; James Thom; Retina Hawke, wife of Samuel Hawke to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Donald Thom; Henry Sampson; Alfred Stephen Henry; Sarah Frances Burgess, widow; Egbert Joseph Farley; Norman Cyril Farley; Nelly Rebecca Farley, single woman; Prince Isaacs; David Caesar; John Wilson Hooper; Jonas Baggot; William Theophilus Griffith; The Presbytery of British Guiana; The Local Authority of the Gibraltar-Courtland Country District
Lot No. 0
Sarah Frances Burgess, widow; Ellen Jane Carlow, wife of Alfred Ebenezer Carlow to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; Tidman Thom; David Thom; Marion Thom, single woman; James Thom; Retina Hawke, wife of Samuel Hawke to whom she was married subsequent to 20thAugust, 1904; Donald Thom; Sandy Douglas; Nelly Rebecca Farley, single woman; John William Hooper; Edward Henry Hooper; Phillip Saunders; Thomas Saunders; Eliza Agatha Moses, single woman; Francis Saunders, single woman; Ellen Adelaide Saunders, Single woman; Thomas Dick; Robert Dick; Mildred Dick, single woman; Lucille Dick Single woman; David Caesar; Amsterdam Joseph Benn as having in marriage in community of goods Johanna Benn antecedent to the 20th August 1904; Alfred Stephen Henry; Prince Isaacs; Alfred Ebenezer Carlow; Maurice Dick; Samuel Hawke; Cecil Ragnauth Sadhoo; Frederick Hooper; Egbert Joseph Farley; Norman Cyril Farley; Daniel Thom; Henry Sampson; Jonas Baggot; Donald Charles Sinclair; Sarah La Rose, widow; William Theophilus Griffith; Edward Dick;  Robertina Louisa Campbell, wife of Solomon Campbell to whom she was married subsequent to 20th August, 1904; William Augustus Hooper; Sarah Frances Burgess, widow; Edward Henry Hooper.
Source: Local Government Board Notice – Partition of No. 0 and 1, Corentyne, Berbice – The Daily Argosy, Tuesday, April 16, 1929: page 3.

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The partition and for re-allotment of an area of crown lands in the rear of the Lichfield Country District, West Coast,  in the County of Berbice, ceded to the Local Authority.

By Henry Ormonde Durham, Settlement Officer, appointed under the provisions of Ordinance No. # 16 of 1926 for the partition and for re-allotment of an area of crown lands in the rear of the Lichfield Country District, West Coast,  in the County of Berbice, ceded to the Local Authority: -

Levi Semple, Edwin Semple, Thomas Semple, William Semple, and Robin Semple, Farmers and Henrietta Samuel, widow and Nancy Osborne, single woman; George Frederick Downer, Village Overseer, and James Downer, Farmer; Abraham Dodson, Carpenter; John Bethune McPherson, Ebenezer McPherson, Joseph McPherson, Henry Young and George Chapman, Farmers and Sophia McPherson, widow, Henrietta Downer, widow, and Alice Peters, widow; William Wade, Farmer, and Isreal Semple, also known as and called Israel Wade, Farmer; Joseph Semple, Diamond seeker, Jarvis Semple, Farmer, and Caroline Semple, single woman; Sarah Lewis, widow, William Wade, senior, Israel Semple, also known as and called Isreal Wade, Joseph Nicholson, Edward Semple, Levi Semple, Edwin Semple, William Semple, and Robin Semple, Farmers, and Letisfa Wade, late Semple, wife of  William Wade, Junior,  to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904, Henrietta Samuel, widow, and Nancy Osborne, single woman; Joseph Semple, Farmer; Adam Semple, Farmer; Samuel Ebenezer Dodson, Carpenter; Samuel Ebenezer Dodson, Carpenter, Elias Semple and George Edwards, Farmers; Agnes Chapman, widow, David Chapman, Farmer, Jessie Chapman, widow, Hannah Chapman, widow; Robert Bourne of Manchester, Corentyne, Farmer, and Thomas Harlequin, Joseph Hamilton, John Cummings, as having marriage in community of property his wife, Margaret Cummings, and John Hamilton, Farmers; William Wade, Farmer; Joseph Nicholson, Farmer; Henry Edward Burnett and William Semple, Farmers; William Wade, and Edward Wade, Farmers; John Chapman, and Thomas Chapman, Farmers, Jessie Chapman, widow, and Rebecca Agard, the wife of Charles Agard,  to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904, of Georgetown, Demerara; Charles Chapman, Farmer; Florence McKenzie, widow and Henrietta Hemerding, the wife of Ernest Hemerding, to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904; Maria Barnwell, single woman; Mary Ann Semple, widow, and Robin Semple, Farmer; Levi Josephus Semple, Diamond Seeker; James Archibald, Farmer; Edward Semple, Adam Semple, Joseph Semple, Farmers and Marle Semple, single woman....
Source: The Official Gazette of British Guiana,October 1, 1927: pages 1120-1123


The partition of Hopetown Country District, in the County of Berbice:
James Johnson; Molly James, widow, Ruth Elizabeth Thompson, the wife of John Amos Thompson,  to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904 , Charlotte Lousia Shepherd, the wife of Charles Shepherd,  to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904, Agnes Rosina Austin, the wife of James Austin,  to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904,  Samuel Laing Johnson and William Emanuel Johnson; Betsy Ann McRae, spinster and William McRae; Josephine James, spinster; Mary James, widow; Aurora Blair, widow, Louisa Johnson, widow, Manasseh London, Johanna Nedd, William Barker, Postman and Judith Johnson, spinster; Judith Johnson, spinster, Prince Johnson, Lillian Johnson, spinster, Chothilda Johnson, spinster and Crisibelle Johnson, spinster; Adam Alexander Johnson, Carpenter; William Alfred; James Bruce, Betsy Bruce, spinster, Gertrude Bruce, spinster and Dorcas Bruce, spinster; Agnes Fiffe, spinster; Pomilla Thompson, widow, Robert Archibald, Esther Archibald, spinster, Charles Blair, Richard Roberts and Christina Britton, widow; Thomas Fyffe; Pomilla Thompson, widow; Margaret Ann Thompson, widow; Flora Nedd, window; James McCammon; Emanuel Edwards; Charles James, Jupiter James, Theresa James, spinster, Daisy James, spinster, and Nelly Glasgow,  the wife of Joseph Glasgow,  to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904; Caroline Thompson, widow; Arnold Nathaniel James, Daniel James, Balkis James, spinster and Rositta James, spinster; John Waite; Kate Wilson, widow; Lionel James, Carpenter; William James David; Elvira Fyffe, widow; Florence O’Brien and Cecelia Isaacs, spinsters; Thomas Roguson Milner, shopkeeper; Aurora Blair, widow; Susanna Blair, widow; Harriet Griffith, widow; Joseph McCammon, Cooper; Samuel Brutus; Philip Semple; Evan Semple; Abel Alexander Chesney, Schoolmaster; Susannah Johnson, spinster; Mary de Silva, widow; Phyllis Robertson, widow; Polly Blair, spinster; Donald Grant Baird, Frederick Hope, Emily Carter, spinster, Rosaline Carter, spinster; Christian Blair, Diana Ally, widow, Elijah James Blair, and Harriet Griffith, widow; Henry Josiah James, Schoolmaster; Nancy Alfred, widow ; William Barker, postman and William Baird; Robert Erskine; James Ross
Deeds Registry, New Amsterdam, Berbice this 17th day of June 1927...
Source: The Official Gazette of British Guiana July 2, 1927 : pages 24- 32...

County of Berbice 23rd July, 1927
The following Transports and Mortgages are intended to be passed before one of Their Honours the Judges of the Supreme Court of British Guiana on any day after Saturday, the 23rd day of July, 1927, which such Judge will be pleased to appoint, viz.:- By Albert Edward Van Ryck de Groot, Settlement Officer, appointed under the provisions of Ordinance No. # 18 of 1914 for the partition of Hopetown Country District, in the County of Berbice:
Cicero Alexander Thompson, Manoel Gomes Pereira, Shopkeeper; Daniel Edward; Robert Campbell; Hannah Redock, Spinster; Nancy Mona, widow, Eliza McPherson, widow and Almos McAlmont; Jonathan Garraway; Eliza McPherson, widow ;Robert Edward; King Gillis; Rebecca Redock, spinster; Edwin Hamilton, Road Overseer; Mary Benjamin, widow; Samuel Laing Johnson; Charles James; Juno Johnson, spinster, Edward Arthur, Franky Blair, wife of Newton Blair, to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904, Daniel Wallerson, Engineer and William Johnson; Theresa James, spinster; Donald Carmichael; Sarah Henry, wife of James Wright Henry, to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904; Emily Carter, spinster; Samuel Sears; Andrew Redock; John Spencer; James Ebenezer McPherson; Josephus Thompson and Mary Garner, widow; [@ from page 79] Margaret Henry and Iris Arthur, spinsters; Margaret Henry  , spinster; Venus Ned, Albert McKenzie, James Ross, Isabella Johnson, widow, Louisa de Freitas, widow and James Blair; Sarah Pollydore, widow; Charles Alexander Clarke, Schoolmaster; James Dun; Charlotte Cyrus, spinster; William Adolphus McPharlane; Rosa Blair, widow; Ellen Ross, widow; Marlon Isaacs and Victorine Christiani, for one undivided third part or share, Jane Chesney, widow, for one undivided third part or share, Hepseba Godette, David Byron Isaacson and Edith Mahhoo, for one undivided third part or share of in the hereinbefore described properties; Abel Henry Johnson, Schoolmaster; William Thorne,  for one undivided third part or share, Joseph Thorne, Carpenter,  for one undivided third part or share, Emily London, wife of Charles London, to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904 and Harriet Hope, widow, for one undivided third part or share of in the hereinbefore described properties; William Emanuel Johnson; Simon Redock; Julia Johnson, widow; Isaac Richmond, Georgiana Bourne, widow, Phoebe Ann Ferguson, widow, Sophia McRae, spinster, and Edwin McRae, for three undivided fourth parts or shares  in the hereinbefore described property, Dora McRae, spinster and John McRae, for the remaining one undivided fourth part or share in the hereinbefore described property; Wallace McCammon, Police Constable; George Blair; Lawrence Alexander Edwards, Police Constable; Simon McPherson, Margaret Brathwaite, the wife of Samuel Henry Brathwaite, to whom she was married subsequently to the 20th August, 1904 ; Nancy Redock, widow; Adolphus Archibald; Edmond Philip Thompson, Allen Hercules Thompson, Albert Stewart, James Theophilus Stewart and Rebecca Benjamin, widow
Deeds Registry, New Amsterdam, Berbice this 24th day of June 1927...
Source: The Official Gazette of British Guiana, July 9, 1927 : pages 75 - 81.



Parahoo, 189 ex Cossipore, 1852, a male Indian immigrant 
By November 13, 1896,  a male Indian immigrant named, Parahoo  became the legal owner of lot number seven (7), part of Plantation Voorburg or lot number one (1), now called “Sheet Anchor.” 
Parahoo was  perhaps the earliest successful East Indian businessman in New Amsterdam and indeed British Guiana. Parahoo came to British Guiana  on board the ship, Cossipore in 1852.  He was employed as  a Hindustani Interpreter. He purchased land in the Smythtown section of the town. He established his retail business.
By 1871 when his thirteen (13) a year-old daughter was married he catered to well more than five hundred (500) guests. On February 6, 1888, Parahoo, Hindustani Interpreter,  an inhabitant of the County of Berbice, was declared "In Insolvency" by George H. Hawtayne, Administrator General. The Creditors were given a week to file claims to the Sub-Administrator General, Berbice, with an Affidavit verifying the debt.
Parahoo died before October 10, 1893.  Shortly afterwards, lot number 9 (nine) Queenstown.  New Amsterdam  amongst his  estate was offered for sale by the Administrator General. Luckputteah, John Boccps, Rosanally, Johorun, and Mohurum are also listed in the sale of the property. They are perhaps his immediate relatives.
There are numerous sources of information on the life of Parahoo. I simply choose to mention those listed below.
SOURCES: 
Moore, Brian L., 1948-  (1995) Cultural Power, Resistance and Pluralism: Colonial Guyana, 1838-1900: pages 186 and 187 . . . 
Transports and Mortgages - County of Berbice -the Daily Chronicle, Sunday, October 31, 1886: page 1, Column 3.
In Insolvency -the Daily Chronicle, Wednesday, February 8, 1888: page 1, Column 1.
Administrator General - Sales -  the Daily Chronicle, Saturday, October 28, 1893: page 1, Column 3.
Colonist, April 14, 1871


Village Committee of the Central Board of Health - Regulations Relating to Villages - January 14, 1895; February 11, 1895;  March 18, 1895; April 8, 1895; May 13, 1895; June 10, 1895; July 8, 1895; August 19, 1895; August 21, 1895;  September 9, 1895; September 13, 1895; September 19, 1895; October 14, 1895; November 11, 1895;
January 20, 1895 - J. S. F. Ross died.
February 6, 1895 - Coolie Riot at Leguan.
May 23, 1895 - Death of Rev. J. R. Moore, Curate Upper, Berbice River.
February 28, 1895 - Proposed Training School for Teachers.
April 18, 1895 - Boat accident, Cuyuni River - 22 persons drowned.
August 29, 1895 - Opening of Annual Horticultural and Poultry Show.
September 5, 1895 - boat accident -nine drowned.
September 12, 1895 - Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society - Horticultural Show.
Wednesday, January 1, 1896 - Thomas J. Semple, residing at Lot No. 23 Main street, Cumingsburg, Georgetown, Demerara
Source: Events of the Year 1895 - The Daily Chronicle, Wednesday, January 1, 1896: page four.



January 11, 1882 - Dr. J. P. Watt, Chairman of the Central Board of Health.
February 2, 1882 - Peter Hector and Cato Hector sentenced for manslaughter 21 and 16 years, respectively.
February 6, 1882 - North from Calcutta 532 coolies.
March 23, 1882 - Death of Shorthand Younge, Commissionary of Taxiation
May 31, 1882 - Governor Irving visited Buxton.
June 13, 1882 - Newcastle from Calcutta 329 coolies.
June 2, 1882 - Attorney General, Chairman of the Central Board of Health.
August 7, 1882 -  Wesleyan Sabbath School anniversary at Victoria Village.
Horse-Racing at Golden Grove
August 15, 1882 - Annual Examination of Teachers.
August 17, 1882 - North from Calcutta 553 coolies.
August 22, 1882 - Examination of Pupil Teachers, Georgetown and New Amsterdam.
September 26, 1882 - Victoria Union Relief Society
September 27, 1882 - Rev. John Greathead quit Wesleyan Society.
October 16, 1882 - Election of Rev. John Robert Mittleholzer as Member of New Amsterdam Board of Superintendence.
October 30, 1882 - Ellora from Calcutta 493 coolies.
October 31, 1882 - New Village Law (Village Ordinance).
November 4, 1882 - Anniversary of the first publication of The Demerara Daily Chronicle.
November 24, 1882 - New Village Law (Village Ordinance) published in The Demerara Daily Chronicle;  Plussey  from Calcutta 620 coolies.
December 2, 1882 - List of Successful Candidates for Teachers’ Certificates. Fatal accident Rose Hall, Berbice.
December 8, 1882 - close of Agnes Tudor murder case; four prisoners sentenced to death...
December 9, 1882 - Coconut Oil Manufactured by machinery at Plantation Fortitude, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, British Guiana.
December 20, 1882 - Rev. John Greathead, now Minister, Church of England.
December 30, 1882 - Execution of Maria Ferrell and Peter Ferrell (mother and son) John Stewart and Samuel Adams at New Amsterdam for the murder of Agnes Tudor.
Source: Events of the Year 1882 - The Demerara Daily Chronicle, Sunday, December 31, 1882: page three Column six and page four columns one to five inclusive.



County of Demerary
List of RURAL c o n s t a b l e s appointed, and acting within the respective Division of the County, published in terms of Section of Section 25 of Ordinance No. 6, anno 1858
District A.,
Frederick Dorr, Andries Duncan, Ben Hodge, Gordon Stewart, Brown Stephen — Plantation Mon Repos.
Abel Ameo, John Fraser - Plantation Good Hope
John Dick, Jose de Nobrigo, Howe M'Kenzie, Nulliapan, Panoponj Sewoo, Liafi-Hong, Anthony William France, Peter Goring, Abel Grumble—Plantation Lusignan.
Boyd Bacchus, Augustus Daniel, Thomas Henry —Plantation Annandale.
Nero Alexander, George Pollard Arthur, (corporal) Chance Bacchus, (corporal); Thomas Benjamin, Thomas Daniel, Jonathan Dublin, Christopher Edlv, Thomas Glasgow, Peter Harry, Jeremiah M‘Cane, James Rodney, Prince Sam, Caesar Scott, Africa Stout, (corporal), John William—Friendship Village.
James Condole, Sancho George, Jack Gilbert, Timothy Gill, Leander Goodluck, Grenville Green,(sergeant), Dick Grey, Belmont Harry, M‘Duff Harry, Brocket Hyles, Jimmy James, Peter Joe, Emanuel Kinsale, Quammy Thomas, Belfast Primo, Alexander Ross, Alexander Smith, King Smith, William Will, David Young, (corporal); John Bedford, Henry Primo, Bohertson M'Kenzie, James Griffith, Abraham Cort, Henry Charles Green, Tow-Reed, George Frand, Cornelius Ridley— Buxton Village,
Piero Rodney—Plantation Nonpareil. ' ,
Marida, Scott Wilson—Plantation Enterprise,
Harry Horatio—Plantation Paradise.
Derrick Hercules, Jose Alvira, Thomas Viera, Bartholomew Pereira, Henry Thompson, (corporal), Cadjoe Graham, Job Timminie, jnr., Hercules Abraham, Allick Stewart, Vierasammy, Harry Smith—Plantation Enmore,
Gobin—Plantation Haslington.
Cheesewright Jonah,. Wellington Rogers,. Jomea Hercules, Samson Collins — Plantation Golden Grove Village,
Murray Baptiste,. Hanover Sammy—Nabaclis Village.
Philip Cupidore, Adam Hamilton—Plantation John and Cove..
Thomas Collin, (sergeant);. John Langhone, (corporal), Philip Robertson, Trim Pompey, Stephen Bristol, David Lawrence, Paul Mackey, Gauby James, Benebrook Balla, Douglas Hector, Edward Gift, Sammy Knights, Gillis Gumming, Rodney Ned, Charles Collin, Bacchus Moses, Frank Gainsford, Nat Williams,.Hamlet Cato, Jack Mitchell, Stewart Mason, John Inveraia—Victoria Village.
James Glasgow, Vincent Ludoyix, Francis deSouza, Hugh M'Callum, Sambo Jones, Thos. Nimrod—Plantation Hope and Dochfour.
Solomon Hamlet, Fortune Scipio. John Gomes, Joseph Gomes, John De Guiera—Ann’s Grove Village
Thomas Austin (corporal)j Thomas Graves, MacRae Ned, John Francis—Two Friends Village.
Manoel Jardine, Greenpill Syphax, Manoel Tachiera—Plantation Clonbrook.
John Grant, Philip Downer Richard Romeo, Yaaon Pollard, Thomas Dunbar—Plantation Bee Hive.
Allick Stewart—Plantation Unity.
Cudjoe, James Nicholson, James Hodges, Ganpaal, Rutman — Plantation Greenfield.
Alexander Ramsey, (corporal);. George Cross, John Virgil, Cozier — Plantation Spring Hall.
Douglas Cornwall, Edward J King, Bassant—Plantation Good Hope.
Sampson Prince, Nawan, Chammoo, .MohamdaIlie —Plantation Supply.
Napoleon Chester, Bholah, Ranisanimy—Plantation La Bonne Mere.
Providence Argvle, Prince Campbell—Plantation Melville.
Ben Providence, Duncan Cupid, Pierre Bacchus, Kaysoe—Plantation Cane Grove.
George Percival, Henry Joseph, (corporal); .Jackson Rutherford, George Rutherford—Virginia Village.
 Michael Paul, (sergeant)Abraham Billy, Lewis James, Toby Osborne, James Munro, William Langevine, John Tony, George Snell, Job Alexander, James Kitt, (corporal); William Benjamin, Archy Abram, John Liberty Deuwarder, Peter Quashy, Sam Agard—Mahaica Village.
Abel Peter, William Peter—Mocha Village.
George William and John Brjoe—Hope and Lowlands.
Jack Dover, Dale Richmond, Anthony America, George Abel,  Quamina Edinburgh, Peter Harry— Perth Village.
Luke Adam, Bab Semple—Ferry Village.
John Drill, Plato Joe, George McDonald—Plantation Farm.
Official Gazette of British Guiana - Government Notice – Saturday, January 3, 1863 # 1: pages 15 &


In this correspondence are a number of folks who may be of interests to you and I. Therefore, I am requesting of you to enlighten me,  concerning those whom you are aware of their life and times. Thanks a million - 
Primary School Certificate Examination, 1958
Desmond Trotman - Broad Street Government School
Source: the Official Gazette of British Guiana – February 21, 1959: page 263

Neville Chue and Veronica Willis - Golden Grove Methodist School
Joyce Wilson - St. Andrew’s Anglican
Bradley A. Solomon – Enmore Government School
Winston Callender - Kitty Methodist School
Moreen Aloma Boyce and Petronella Boyce
Valerie Campbell – Cumberland Methodist School
Rosamond Campbell and John A. Young – Hopetown Congregational School.
 
Richard Landroy Abrams
Guyana Airways Corporation
Born: February 25, 1927 at Enmore Estate to Charles Abrams and Ruth
Married: March 20, 1970 – Joyce Paula Bourne
Daughter: Ruth Nadia Abrams
Resided at Providence East Bank Demerara
Educated at Golden Grove Methodist School and Central High School
 
Joseph Trotman, Councillor, Christianburg and Wismar .
Prince A. Glasgow, Councillor, Adventure, Essequibo .
Robert A. Campbell, Samuel N. Ellis, and Alfred YawCouncillors, Queenstown, Essequibo .
James Newland, Councillor, La Bagatelle, Leguan
 
Members of the Local Authorities of Village Districts 1960-61
 
ANN’S GROVE – TWO FRIENDS: -
George C. Adams, Alfred S. Dolphin, Sewlal, Charles Bristol, Theophilus Sam, Benjamin Wilson, Morice Sertima, Prince W. Austin, and G. A. Sawers.
 
VICTORIA :-
Leslie R. Ainsworth, Jason Baynes, Felix Blair, Ralph Moore, Stanley Roberts, Mabel Thompson, Othniel Williams, William A. Nurse, and Clifford Major.
 
GOLDEN GROVE – NABACLIS:-
(Golden Grove Division)  - Sidnauth Singh, Rampersaud Tiwari, Donald Ashley Bevil Trotman, Henry Jeune, Tikaram Persaud, and Kenneth Stephens
(Nabaclis Division) – Carlton Paton Browne Melbourne, David Lawrence, Thomas Bollers, Cecil Allick, Donald Jackman and Kenneth Bristol.
 
BUXTON –FRIENDSHIP:-
(Buxton Division)  -  Sydney King, Barrington Sam, Ucil Dundas, Robert Gordon, M. S. Khan, Rigby Dover, and Wilbert Zephyr.
(Friendship Division)  - Jonathan S. Talbot, Chas. A. Gardener, Wm. D. Younge, John Abrams, Veronica Abrams, Cyril George Bryan, and George Carter.
 
BETERVERWAGTING – TRIUMPH:
 (Beterverwagting Division)  - Cyril Duncan, Paul Slowe, Arnold U. Benjamin, Joseph A. Henry, B. Cummings, and Henry Somerset.
 (Triumph Division)  - Jan Ali, Sheik A. Subhan, Sahadeo B. Persaud, Bansgopaul, Sudhaker, and R. N. Singh
Plaisance: – Edmund Wills, Philip Graham, Obadiah Dorway, Caleb Headley, Princess E. Andries, Victor Dias, Paul De Florimonte, Joseph Reid, Samuel Vigilance, Manoo Kissoon, Joseph Mendonca, and Leslie A. Kennedy
Sparendaam: –Manoel Dias, Benjamin Profitt, C. C. Bowen, Wellington Thornton, Bertram Bacchus, Theophilus Baynes, Seville Patterson, S. S. Prashad, and Charles Benjamin
Source: Local Government Board Notices - the Official Gazette of British Guiana – December 12, 1959: page 625.
 
Maud Sumner, Benjamin Williams, John Williams, James Solomon (all of Golden Grove).
 Ben Bristol, William Baptiste, John Cockfield, and Josiah Bristol (all of Nabaclis)
How about Charles Dublin (Plaisance) and E. Coggins (42 Lancaster village, East Coast Demerara)
Source: Registrar’s Notices - the Official Gazette of British Guiana – December 31, 1960: page 926.
 
New Amsterdam Courts (1957/297, Berbice)
Cornelius Emanuel Jacob David versus Rachel Tryphima Campbell – opposition to Transport
Source: Registrar’s Notices - the Official Gazette of British Guiana – November 19, 1960: page 663.
 
Mignal Harry, Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara died before November 19, 1960
Walter Theophilus Roberts, 187 Waterloo Street , Georgetown died before October 29, 1960
Source: Registrar’s Notices - the Official Gazette of British Guiana – October 29, 1960: page 587.

R. Campbell #5619 Police Constable British Guiana Police Force
Ernest Campbell, Ruimveldt, left colony before November 25, 1961
 
Neville Fitzgerald Trotman, Georgetown , Binder, BG Litho
Murland Glasgow, New Amsterdam , Mechanist, W & R
Johanna Campbell, Douchfour, East Coast Demerara
 
Albert Ralph Trotman, Executor of Estate of James Alfred Augustus Trotman, died on March 11, 1961.
Source: Registrar’s Notices - the Official Gazette of British Guiana – December 16, 1961: page 835.


Some Immediate Thoughts on Old Berbice By Joseph Ruhomon (1873-1942)
I finally accessed a number of the serialized presentations, titled, Old Berbice. The accounts were organized and presented by Joseph Ruhomon (1873-1942). Old Berbice was published in the Sunday edition of the Daily Chronicle Newspapers during the month of August 1931. Perhaps, also the articles appeared during the months following August 1931.
Old Berbice gives a bird’s eye view of a number of the prominent figures who dwelt in the County of Berbice during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and others of the opening decades of the twentieth century. Ruhomon seemed focused on the period 1874-1909. Joseph Ruhomon mentioned the privileged class, the sugar producers, the merchant class, the ruling class, the elites of New Amsterdam, and the working class. Every ethnic group was represented.
Why all of the Guyanese historians and other social scientists, particularly the Indo-Guyanese academics, failed to mention that the mother of Prahalad, Rohomon (John Ruhomon) and Lokhooa (Moses Luckhoo) traveled with her sons from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India to British Guiana in the 1859? . The paternal grandmother of Joseph Ruhomon is probably resting in peace with Prahlad at Plantation Albion. She may caught a glimpes of the achievements of her sons and grandchildren. I'd be remiss if I did not state that I feel decieved by the so-called academic professionals. The idea, that British Colonial Immigration officials were so devious promising three orphans siblings seven (7), eleven (11) and thireteen (13) years old, riches if they travelled to and laboured in British Guiana is quite sensational, but it's neither totally accurate nor honest. It is bits of information like this which proves that people must not take the offerings of the so-called historians as per gospel. People must make the time to do the research, themselves. Perhaps, it is absolutely necessary to add the observation. Every researcher has an agenda. Thus, theirs may not be in the readers’ best interests.
I will ever maintain history is generational. Thus, who and what was considered Old Berbice is unknown to those who preceded the era of in question. Then, again, those who followed that era , as the decades elapsed including the current generations would have extra ordinary difficulties relating to periods prior to their consciousness. Unless, of course they are interested in historical realities.
I testify, during the last decades of the colonial era, I was aware of a number of the elites of New Amsterdam. In fact, I 'll state I was familiar with a number of notables of the period 1952 -1966. Exhibit :- Eustace Wilson, Samuel Gustavus Wiltshire, William Oscar Rudyard ‘Rudy’ Kendall, Edward Augustus Chapman, Harold Christopher Scarder, Errol Alphonso, Bhairo Prashad, Ameerally, Annamunthodo, Leitch, Harvey, Miss Christie (aka Miss Bingo), Gunpatsingh, Milton, and Matadial are numbered among those whom I quickly recall. There was another Drugs Store onwer who I have forgotten? I doubt whether those birthed in guyana possess a comprehensive understanding of the folks who were the primary forces in the functioning of New Amsterdam in the late colonial period. Similiarly, I have little knowledge of the folks of say 1931 the year in which Joseph Ruhomon wrote the series of articles. There is an article, entitled, “Glimpes into BG's Pre-war Cricket,” which was printed on page four in Daily Chronicle issued for Saturday, January 24, 1931. the article listed a number of the leading cricketers of that era. I am not familiar with the careers of an overwhemning majority of them. In fact, I never heard of most of them. However, the medium pace bowlers, EA Fraser and S. Downer caught my attention. I wonder who they are. I must confess I was not really interested in those cricketers because I am aware the vast majority were white people. They were certainly not the finest performers in the colony. They were members of the privileged class – the vultures of the underprivileged working class people....Enough with my anti-ruling class views. And those who received patronage...
Ruhomon listed a number of the master carpenters of Berbice. William Pitt, Wm. Ross, John Dow and Adam Dow (brothers), Jacob Charles, John Ferrell, S. C. Smith, F. A. Tappin and T. H. Williams are numbered among the working class people. Ruhomon stated John Dow is the father of the current Town Clerk, New Amsterdam. I seem to recall Dow was Town Clerk, during my experiences in New Amsterdam, 1955-1966. Ruhomon also stated a daughter of Wm. (William) Ross married the late James Eustace Bartrum. He was the Superintendent of the old Alms House. Miss Ross, afterwards married Barrington Bartrum.
Source: Ruhomon, Joseph (1931) Old Berbice - Being Some of the Personalities of the Past Century, with Sidelights on the Times - Magazine Section -The Daily Chronicle, Sunday, August 30, 1931: Page four Column four.
Are you aware of Carmen Bartrum and Eugene Alfred Bartrum and/or their immediate relatives? Who must I contact?
CARMEN BARTRUM (born June 9, 1901), Telephone Operator;
EUGENE ALFRED BARTRUM (November 20, 1916) Clerk, Mental Hospital, New Amsterdam; Revenue Runner, District Administration

Who built the New Amsterdam Public Hospital? When was it completed? I  was birthed and resided less than a hundred yards away at Alexander Street. I confess I did not know until yesterday, at NYPL, Manhattan, New York.  WOW



F. Ramprashad, Barrister-at-Law on the behalf of Commissioner of Police.
J. H. S. Elliott, Barrister-at-Law on the behalf of Skeldon Estate.
Jainarine Singh and M. Poonai, Barristers-at-Law on the behalf of Trade Union, Man Power Citizen’s Association.
(M. Poonai, Barristers-at-Law, I am certain is a member of the kinship who resided at 60 village, on the Corentyne.)
 
Counsel for the Estate called eleven witnesses.
Counsel for the Police called nine witnesses.
Counsels for the Trade Union called eighteen witnesses.
The commissioners examined five witnesses.
 
Origins of the problem Monday 28th January 1957 Donald Branston – attempted to rail road the workers.
Kenneth S. Stoby (Chairman)
W. G. Carmichael (Commissioner)
Ramballi : one of the shovel men
Three NCO and 15 constables (Riot Squad).
 
I did not spend a lot of time with the report.  it did not name the workers except for Ramballi, who must have been what the colonials love to label the ring leader. There are other names in the text. However, they are for the most part, Police men and officials of the Man Power Citizen’s Association. I was expecting the names of a number of the sixty shovel men. Once I did not see names of the workers I quickly surmised the text would not be worthwhile at all. I was angry at the behavior of the ruling class I can not even tell you if people were injured. I will return to the text in the near future – when I can better control my emotions – and get on with the details.
I am sure I was familiar with persons named Ramballi while on the Corentyne Coast . Man our people caught so much hell for too long I might add.
Peace.


 
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