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Smellie, McCowan, Garratt, Arquimbeau, Waterfield, Bosch Reitz

Posted: 25 Mar 2001 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jul 2001 11:21PM GMT
Surnames: Farrar, Smellie, McCowan, Garratt, Waterfield, Bosch Reitz, Sutchbury, Spence
The Guiana Chronicle, Georgetown , dated Wednesday, December 18, 1839. An alphabetical list demonstrating the respectability, talent and station of persons including planters and merchants who subscribed to the Dinner in honour of his Excellency The Governor includes: Stutchbury J.S.; Spence Dr. David; Simpson John.

An index of BDMs in The Colonist Newspaper, Georgetown, British Guiana for 1864-1880 has the following entries: Garrett 1872, 73; Mccowan 1874, 77-78; Simpson 1868-69, 72-73, 75-76, 78, 80; Spence 1869, 73
I have the Spence 1873 entry: Wed 25 June 1873. Married - at St. Swithin's Church, West Bank, by the Revd. H.J. May, on the 17th June 1873, William Henry Aglionby, second son of A.A. Burrows, Esq., to Margaret Josephine, eldest daughter of Dr. David Spence, Wallter's Delight House, West coast.
Spencer 1874; Spens 1871-72; Sutchbury 1877.
No Farrar, Smellie, Brownley, Skea or Shea,

An index of BDMs in The Argosy Newspaper, Georgetown, British Guiana for 1880-1896 has the following entries: Garrett 1885, 92, 93; Farrar 1889-93, 96; Haward 1885, 93; Mccowan 1884, 93; Spence 1882, 86; Spencer 1893; Simpson 1884-85, 88, 94; Smellie 1885-86, 88, 93, 96.
No Spens, Sutchbury, Brownley, Skea or Shea,

Copies of these newspaper are to be found at The British Library Newspaper Library, Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5HE England and also at the Public Record Office, Kew, Richmond Surrey TW9 4DU England. A copy of the full extractions of the above indices is held at the Society of Genealogists, also in London.

1882 British Guiana Directory shows the following:
Farrar, Rev. Thomas, Rector, St. Paul's Parish, East Coast
Farrier, Wm. ,Catechist & Schoolmaster, Orealia, Corentyne River
Farrier, Wm., Schoolmaster, Hyde Park, Demerara River.
Garratt, R.B., Manager, Clonbrook, East Coast, Demerara
McCowan, J.C., Clerk, Colonial Company, Water-street
McCowan W., Sergeant Major Provost Marshal, Militia, Kingston
Reitz, G.J.A, Bosch, clerical Assistant, Receiver General's Office, Georgetown
Simpson, Charles, Overseer, Eliza & Mary Berbice
Simpson, George, Bookkeeper, Port Mourant, Berbice
Simpson, J.B., Sick Nurse, Met-en-Merzog, West Coast, Demerara
Simpson, J., Clerk, Booker Bros & Co., Water-street.
Smellie, Miss L., Clerk, R.T. Kaufmann and Co., High-street
Smellie, R., Clerk, Demerara Railway, Georgetown
Smellie, Thomas, Clerk, Garnett & Co., Water-street
Smillie (sic), Jnr., Jas, Accountant, Demerara Railway, George-town
Spence, A.N., Deputy Manager, Helena, East Coast, Demerara
Spence, C., Head Overseer Farm West Bank Demerara
Spence, D.I.A., Overseer Nonpareil East Coast Demerara
Spence, George N., Overseer, Windsor Forrest West Coast, Demerara
Spence, Thomas S.H. Manager, Nismes, West Bank Demerara
Spencer, H., Stewartville, West Coast Demerara
Spencer, J., Joint Manager, Schoon Ord, West Bank, Demerara

Someone here should belong to you, I hope.
That's all
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