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Essequebo Boating Fatality, December 1898

Magistrate's Court - Civil Jurisdiction - before Mr. W. A. Parker, acting Assistant Police Magistrate on November 30, 1898.
Wm. E. Clarke vs. Amos Sancho, $1, money lent, Sentence, payable in one month. Source: Police News - Georgetown - the Daily Chronicle Demerara Friday, December 2, 1898 Page 4.

Further particulars of the boating accident in which it is feared eleven men have lost their lives in the Essequebo River have not yet come to hand, but we are indebted to Mr. J. L. Chapman, representative of the New Compromise Syndicate, for the following list of labourers who were reported missing: -
JAMES LEWIS, Regent Street, Georgetown.
James Wright, 161 Lamaha Street, Georgetown.
WILLIAM REDMAN, Albuoy's town, Georgetown.
JAMES SANCHO, New North Road, Georgetown.
JOSEPH BARROW, Windsor Forest;
JOSEPH (or JAMES) BRATHWAITE, D'Urban Street, Georgetown.
JAMES HARRIS, Cumings Street, Georgetown.
JOHN MAYNARD, Essequebo;
ALFRED (or ALEXANDER) ISAAC, Saffon Street, Georgetown.
Source: The Essequebo Boating Fatality - List of the Missing - The Daily Chronicle Demerara Thursday, December 8, 1898 Page 3.


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