Freeman Journal
Dublin, Ireland
October 1, 1763


     Mr. William Reed, carpet-weaver, is appointed Master and Manufacturer to the Charter-School, on the Strand.
     Dr. Fleury is appointed physician to the Meath Hospital, in the room of Dr. Donaldson, deceased.
     Wednesday the Right Hon. Lord Charles Montagu, Capts. Knox, Tute, and Barnwel, Mess. Allen, Hamilton, Breed, Callan, Edward, French, Lloyd, Turner, Rogers, and the Mail, arrived in the Hampden Packet from Holyhead; for which Place she sailed the ???, having on board Cornet Hewerson, Mess. Dawsen, Swerbreck, Grogan and Armitage.
     Wednesday last died Mrs. Ann Binns, Wife of Mr. Jonathon Binns, Iron-monger in Dame-street, where faithful Discharge of her Duties in this Life, must leave lasting Impressions on the Minds of her Friends in general, and render her Absence an irreparable Loss to her disconsolate Husband, and seven Children in particular.
     Thursday last being Michaelmas Day, the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Common Council went in procession to Christ-church, after which they perambulated the usual bounds of this city, agreeable to annual custom; and yesterday the Right Hon. William Forbes, Esq; was sworn into the Office of Lord Mayor of this City, before his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, when the Hon. Mr. Baron Mountney gave him a copious and learned Charge, consonant to the Duties of his important Office; and William Bryan, and Francis Booker, Esqrs. were sworn Sheriffs at the Tholsel, for the ensuing Year.
     A few days ago died the Rev. Allen Morgan, Minister of the Parish of St. Andrew's.


     Tuesday's Plate of fifty Pounds was won by Charles Lambert's Esq; bay Gelding, Trifle.
     Wednesday's Plate was won by John St. Ledger's Esq; bay Gelding. And,
     Thursday's Plate was won by Charles Lambert's Esq.; bay Mare Whitenose.

Freeman Journal
Dublin, Ireland
October 4, 1763


     Friday the 14th Instant being Quarter-Day, the FREE CITIZENS will Dine at the Phoenix in Werburgh-street.
     On the 21st of the Month, one Luke Healy, a Gabbard er lighter Man, was by the sitting Justice, communed to Newgate, for feloniously taking and carrying away, about 300 weight of Hemp, the property of some Person or Persons unknown; this Discovery was made by Messieurs Wm. Cowperthwaite, and Richard Grace Revenue Officers, who on the Monday before, late at Night, meeting a Carr with Sacks on it, stopped it, supposing it to be run Goods, but on search found it to be this Hemp, and suspecting it to be stolen, stopped the Man with the Carr, who brought them to Healy, from whom he said he bought it, upon which Messieurs Cowperthwaite and Grace, had Healy confined in St. Mark's Watch-House for the Night. Healy upon his examination before the Justice, could give no other Account; how he came by this Hemp, but that he found it on the City, or Georges Quay, amongst the Timber, and prevaricated greatly: Tho' Felonys and Depredations committed, on the Merchants in Lighters and on the Quays, are become so Enormous that they cry aloud for a Law to prevent them; how is it possible for any Merchant or Company of Merchants, to prove the Identity or property of several Wares, such as Hemp, Tobacco, Sugar, Spirits, &c., &c., &c. though they are conscious, they have been robbed, of some of these particulars, and held them in the possession of suspicious Persons. In London the Merchants were obliged, to apply to the Legislature for redress, and obtained an Act of Parliament to prevent these Villanies, wherefore should not the same be done here, where the mischief is daily increasing; would it be an improper remedy to oblige any Person or Persons ,who shall have Goods Wares or Merchandizes, found upon him, her, or them, in which they are not publickly known to deal, or to prove how, or in what Manner they came by them, and in case they shall fail, to make the penalty Transportation; instead of throwing the Onis probande, of the Identity of the property on the Persecutor, but this must be left to the Widdom, of the Legislature.
     Last Week Mr. Thomas Burton was elected Master, and Mr. Benjamin Stokes was elected Warden of the Corporation of Goldsmiths, for the ensuing Year.
     Roger Ford, Esq; was sworn Mayor, and Messrs. Oliver Fairtloch and Abraham Knight, Sheriffs of the Town of Drogheda.
     The Right Rev. and Right Hon, the Lord Bishop of Meath, has been pleased to present the Hon. and Rev. Mr. Maitland to the livings of Painstown, and Ardmulchan, void by the death of the Rev. Samuel Holt.
     His Grace the Archbishop of Dublin hath collated the Rev. Mr. Dixon, to the rectory of Inche, void by the promotion of the Rev. Mr. Kenny.
     A few Days ago died at her House in Jervais-street, Mary Lady Burrowes, Relict of Sir Walter Burrowes, Bart. a Lady remarkable for her Charity to the Poor, and many other Virtues. By her Death a very considerable Jointure falls to her Son Sir Kildare Dixon Burrowes, Bart.
     Wednesday last, John Hall, was committed to Newgate by Wm. Chamberlain, Esq; for stealing a large quantity of pine-apples out of the hot-house of Mr. John Phelan, gardener, at Haroldscross, in the county of Dublin, and for stabbing and cutting with a cafe knife, John Austin and Edmond Bolan, who were placed as watchmen near said hot-house. It is not doubted but this dangerous fellow and his accomplices are the villains who have robbed so many gardens lately near the city, and that said Austin and Bolan, on conviction, will receive the reward so timely, and so generously promised by the worthy high sheriff of said county, as they fairly hazarded their lives in apprehending the above offender. Public spirited rewards in this way will be the most effectual means to rid the Kingdom of such Vagabonds.
    On Friday evening last, the Right Hon. the Earl of Rothes, commander in chief of the forces on this establishment, arrived in town from Belfast.
     The sum of ten pounds given by his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, was distributed among the most deserving poor of the parish of St. Bride's; for which they beg leave to return his Excellency their most grateful thanks.
     On Saturday last, being the quarter day of the corporation of weavers, the Right Hon. Francis Andrews, PROVOST of Trinity College, John Haly Hutchinson, Esq; his Majesties PRIME SERJEANT at Law, and ALNAGER of Ireland, and Edward Newenham, Esq., HIGH SHERIFF, of the County of Dublin, were admitted to their Freedom of said corporation.
     Yesterday at Guildhall, came on the Election for Masters and Wardens of Trinity, or the Merchant's Guild, when the following Gentlemen were put in Election and balloted for; for Junior Master, (Alderman Matthew Bailie being elected Senior Master unanimously)
     George Carlton, Esq.     120
     Thomas Blood, Esq.        63
     Thomas Hawkshaw, Esq 60
          For Wardens.
     Wm. Bryan, Esq. present Sheriff,     125
     Mr. Henry Hart                                 95
     Mr. William Hurst                             90
     Mr. John Tucker                               68
     When Alderman Matthew Bailie and George Carleton, Esq; were declared Masters And William Bryan, Esq; and Mr Henry Hart, were elected Wardens for the ensuing Year.
     We hear, that on Thursday last Samuel Bradstreet, of Samsgrove, Esq; was sworn Sovereign of Ca?on, in the County of Kilkenny, for the ensuing Year.
     Died lately at Cork, most deservedly lamented, Mr. Daniel Riordan; an eminent Apothecary.
     As did also at said Place, Mr. William Dillon, Master of a Merchant Vessel on this Trade.   

Freeman Journal
Dublin, Ireland
October 8, 1763

     It is with Pleasure we inform the Public, that the Governors of the Work-house have at length agreed to co-operate with our Magistrates, in freeing the Streets of strolling Beggars and Vagrants. A Fund is now vested in the Sheriffs, who are determined to take up all the Beggars in the Streets. The Children which these Wretches often steal and sometimes perhaps hire, to move Compassion, these will be provided for among the Foundlings, and these who beg with them will be sent to proper and due Correction in Bridewell.
     The great Number of Beggars and Vagrants perpetually infesting the Streets of this City, is an Evil, so loudly complained of, and so severely felt by both Inhabitants and Strangers, that it is hoped the Corporation will form some settled Plan, to remove these and prevent the like for the future, and any Law that may be wanted for that Purpose, their Application to the Legislature without Doubt will obtain it.
     Among the various Means of fouling the Streets, there is one very remarkable, and easily prevented, which has hitherto passed unnoticed. The Contents of Dirt-holes are thrown into the Public Streets and Lanes, where they are left at the Peril of the Limbs and Lives of Passengers for some Days. When the Rubbish is picked clear of Cinders &c it is loaded on low-back'd Carrs, which are so far from being fit to carry it, that the Carriages may be traced by the Rubbish till it is quite fallen off, which often happens before they get clear of the Town.
     Query, may not such Carmen be punished as Persons fouling the Streets? And might not this Evil be prevented, by obliging the Persons concerned, to carry such Rubbish in close Carts.

     The Damages occasioned by the late heavy Rains on Sunday the second Instant, are perhaps greater than ever was known in this Kingdom; particularly in the County of Kilkenny, where many Bridges have been carried away, much Corn lost and Cattle perished.- Between 3 and 400 Webs of Linen Cloth were swept away from the Bleach-Yard of John Greene, Esq; The Damages he sustained, are computed at above a thousand Pounds. That Gentleman has taken (with great Success) most unwearied Pains to establish the Linen Manufacture in that Part of the Country where he lives, therefore his Loss is of a more public and interesting Nature.
     We hear, that notwithstanding the great Floods that happened this Week, that by the Care and Diligence of Mr. Isaac Dickinson, Overseer of the City Water-Course, the Inhabitants of the South Part of this City and Liberty have been happily preserved.
     The Munster Mail which should have come in on Wednesday last, did not arrive at the Post-office till six o'Clock yesterday morning, detained by the late great floods. Letters by said mail give melancholy accounts of the damages done by them, particularly that on Sunday night, at Thomas-town, the bridge was entirely carried away, together with the post-office and several other houses, and many of the inhabitants drowned; those who escaped are in a dismal situation, being deprived of their cloaths and other effects; the Right Hon. the Earl of Carrick, hearing of their distress, humanely went about himself and distributed relief to the unhappy sufferers. John's and Green's bridges in Kilkenny, also Callen; Enistague, Bennet's, Bally Lynch and Two-mile bridge are all thrown down, and a small rivulet which runs through Gowran rose 2 feet. The bags belonging to Limerick, Sixmile-bridge, Ennis, and Cashell, did not arrive with the Munster mail, supposed to be prevented by the floods. The falling of John's Bridge in Kilkenny was most dreadful, being at that instant crowded with inhabitants, who went to assist a family whose house was surrounded by water, and which was soon after likewise carried away; the number lost is not known. The same letters mention that in many places the roads were torn up in such a manner that they are scarce passible. We hear that seventeen bridges in the county of Wicklow have been likewise carried away.
     By the overflowing of the Canal near Lions, Cellbridge course has been laid four feet under Water, and the people in that neighberhood [sic] have been in the greatest Distress, several Houses have been thrown down and Sheep, Cows, Horses, &c.&c.&c. carried away by the Flood.

     The LaVirtue of and from Dantzich, Christian Hall, for Newry, laden with timber, was wrecked near Skerries, but the entire crew was happily saved.
     Dr. Edmund Netterville, was elected physician to the charitable infirmary, Inns-quay, in the room of the late Dr. Fergus.
     7th. Being quarter day, the Rev. Doctor M'Donnell was complimented with his freedom of the corporation of Apothecaries.
   The Minerva, Mathews, and the King of Prussia, Barry, sailed for Parkgate with passengers and linen for Chester fair.
     2d Mrs. Catharine White died in Britain-street.
     3d Last Week, died in Kevan's Port Mrs. Morgan, Wife of Mr. Morgan of the Custom House, most deservedly lamented.
     4th The Right Hon. the Lord Mayor in visiting the different markets and bakers shops, seized some unsaleable meat and light bread, which were distributed to indigent room-keepers.

Freeman Journal
Dublin, Ireland
October 11, 1763

     We hear that the Manufacture of Damask Table Linnen formerly carried on by Mr. Gilbert Austin in Drogheda, is now carried on in the most extensive Manner by his Son, Mr Samuel Austin; and that there are considerable Quantities of several Sorts of superfine and other Damask Table Linnen, finished by him in the most elegant Manner for Sale; now in the Hands of Mr Hugh Henry Merchant in Jervais-Street.
     Last Week died on the North Strand, Miss Margaret Duff, Daughter of Mr. Michael Duff.
     6th. The general Quarter Sessions for the County of Dublin began at Kilmainham, and adjourned again to Thursday the 26th inst.
     8th. The Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, attended by the City Officers, seized a considerable Quantity of Provisions of different Kinds in the several Markets; pat of which being unfit for Use, he caused to be burned on Ormond-Quay, and the Remainder distributed to confined Debtors and other indigent Persons.
     At Night a Stack of Chimnies, belonging to an old House in Kevan-Street, was blown down, and forcing thro' the Roof beat down the Floors, and endangered the Lives of some poor People that were Inhabitants.
     Last Friday Night, died at her Mother's in Britain-Street, Miss Elizabeth Renouard, eldest Daughter of the late Colonel Renouard, a valiant Commander and a virtuous man.
     Yesterday being Quarter Day of the Guild of Merchants, an Election was made at Guildhall for a Common Council Man, for said Corporation, in the Room of William Bryan, Esq; one of our present Sheriffs, when at the Close of the Poll, the Ballot stood thus:
          For James Jones, 31
                Mr. Sewell Gray, 70
                Mr. James Hodson, 40
                Mr. James Every, who had declined standing as a Candidate, 61

Freeman Journal
Dublin, Ireland
October 15, 1763

    Extract from a private Letter from Feathard, dated Oct. 7
     "We have dismal Accounts from several Parts of the great Damage done by last Sunday's Inundation: The bridge at Ballyneclohy, betwixt this Town and Callan, is tumbled down; the Bridge at Callan is broke down, together with several Houses, a Brewery and Tan-yard. From Birr we have an Account of 29 Person drowned there. We have several other melancholy Accounts, too tedious to trouble you with.
     "I forgot mentioning above, an extraordinary Event which happed at Callan: A Child who lay in a Cradel, was carried away by the Waters and left on an Island at some Distance from the Town, and found there next Morning, fast asleep, having received no Hurt."

     Limerick, Oct. 10. It is with great Pleasure we can inform the public, that we have heard of but little Damage done in or about this City or the neighbouring Counties by the late violent Storms and great Floods, except for some Hay and a few Cattle that have been lost on some low Grounds.

     Saturday died at Meelick, much regretted, Mrs. Worge, Wife of Col. John Worge.
     This Morning died Miss Margaret Corbet, Daughter of the late Captain Josiah Corbet, who is greatly lamented by all that knew her for her many amiable Qualities.

     DEATHS. A few Days ago, in Castle-market, Mr. Armor Brooks, an eminent Copper-Plate Printer- On Temple-bar, after a tedious illness, Mrs. Eleanor Boyd, Wife of Mr. And. Boyd, Grocer.- The Wife of Mr. Thomas Connolly, Grocer, in Aungier-street.

Freeman Journal
Dublin, Ireland
October 18, 1763

Derry, October, 11. This Day, Matthew Dill, a Captain of the Oak-Men, was tried and found guilty of High Treason.

DUBLIN, October 18.
     Friday, last the fourteenth Instant, being Quarter-Day, the Free-Citizens dined at the Phoenix in Werbourgh-street, where amongst many other, they drank the following Toasts:
His Majesty,
The Queen,
The Prince of Wales,
The Duke of Cumberland and all the Royal Family,
His Excellency the Earl of Northumberland,
Prosperity to Ireland,
The immortal Memory of the glorious King William,
Mr. Pitt,
Mr. Wilkes,
Lord Chief Justice Pratt,
Lord Chief Justice Aston,
May his Majesty's Ministers pursue constitutional Measures,
That invaluable Blessing of free Subjects, the Liberty of the Press,
The London Jury,
May the Verdict in Favour of the London Printers be ever held in grateful Rememberance,
More Liberty and less Licentiousness,
Septenial Parliaments in Ireland,
The Linen Manufacture of Ireland,
The real Friends of Ireland,
Prosperity to the City of Dublin, and may her Magistrates ever support their Dignity, and preserve her Peace by the Civil Power only.

     On Friday last at the Quarter Assembly held at the Tholsel of the City of Dublin, it was ordered, Nemine Contradicente.
     That the Thanks of the Sheriffs, Commons, and Citizens of this City be presented to Mr. Serjeant Patterson, James Dennis, Esq; Alexander M'Auley, Esq.; and Robert Hellon, Esq., for the great Learning, Judgment and Zeal which they severally manifested in pleasing the Cause of the Commons and Citizens of this City, before the Lord Justices and Privy Council of this Kingdom. And that Doctor Lucas, Thomas Read, Esq; George Reynolds, Esq; and Mr. Carleton, do wait upon them severally, with the Thanks of this House.
     Also, That the Thanks of the Sheriffs and Commons in behalf of themselves and all the Citizens of this City be presented to the late Lady Mayoress, for the extraordinary Politeness and Liberality of her Ladyship in the Mayoralty-House.
     The Freedom of the City was granted to his Excellency the Earl of Northumberland, in a Gold Box.
     And to the Right Hon. Francis Andrews, in a Silver Box, for his eminently patronizing and promoting the Trade and Commerce of this City and Kingdom; and for his exerting his extraordinary Abilities in supporting a Bill for limiting the Duration of Parliaments, and as a Provost of the University of the Holy and undivided Trinity within this City, and endowed by this City.
     And also to John Magil, Esq; for his eminently promoting the Trade and Manufactures of this Kingdom, and his improving the Architecture thereof.
     And to Charles Coote, Esq.;
     Agreeable to the Proposal made to the different Parishes by our present active Chief Magistrate, the Parish of St. Bridget's have ordered Ten additional able body'd Men to their Watch, (discharged Soldiers of good Character to have the Preference) and have also directed that their Watch shall be set at eight o'Clock in the Evening, and continue until seven o'Clock in the Morning from the present Month till March next; the Expence of which is to be borne by a Subscription of the able Parishioners.

Freeman Journal
Dublin, Ireland
October 22, 1763

     Last Wednesday at Noon-day, a most licentious and inhuman Set of People, called a Mob, proceeded outrageously through several Parts of the City, and violently entered  a Shop in Dame-street, and another in Francis-street, and took a Quantity of Broad Cloth from each Shop, and searched a Gentleman's House at Harold's-Cross, and tore from off the Temers in the Fields in the Liberty several Pieces of Broad-Cloth which they directly cut to Pieces. This Madness of the Mob is, at length grown epidemical, and rages like a Plague among the lower People. Our present Magistrates, who know their Duty, and are earnest to discharge it, cannot be prepared at a Minutes Warning, nor present in so many Places at once. While these Wretches, like flying Parties of Hussars, advance and retreat, fall on and disappear, almost in an Instant; according as they see the Object of their Fury defenceless, for fear the approach of Danger to themselves.
    What then is to be done? Are we to have no Government, or what may be worse than no Government, Soldiers billitted upon us and stationed in every Street. These, indeed, are the dreadful Extremities, to which our madding and deluded Countrymen would drive us. We therefore invite all considerate Lovers of Ireland to give their best Advice, towards our avoiding the two Extremes of an ABSOLUTE ANARCHY, or a MILITARY REGENCY.

     Thursday Night, Mr. Edward Tennant, a Revenue Officer, seized a Man on Essex-Bridge, with a Bag of Sugar on his Back; brought him to Custom-House Watch-House, where he was detained for Examination, on Suspicion of the Sugar being stolen. Several Gentlemen in Trade interrogated him the next Morning, when at length he confessed, that he had received it from two of the Servants of Mr. John Nairac, Sugar-Baker, in Fleet-Street. These Gentlemen, accompanied by Sir Thomas Blackhall, Knt. and Alderman, went to the House of Mr. Nairac; they compared the Sugar found on the Man, with other in Mr. Nairac's House, and found them to be exactly of the same Quality; they secured the two Delinquents, against whom we hear the Receiver immediately swore Examinations, on which they were committed to Newgate. It is observable, these two Men lodged in the House of Mr. Nairac, in whom he had great Confidence.

     Saturday, John Rogers, a Slater, fell from the Top of a House at Temple-oge, and fractured his Skull; Patrick Coleman fell from a Scafford in Jervais-Street and broke his Leg; and a poor Woman had one of her Legs broke by falling under a Load; they were all carried to the Charitable Infirmary.

    Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Young was consecrated Bishop of Dromore, at the Castle Chapel, by his Grace the Lord Primate, assisted by the Lords Bishops of Meath and Clogher.
     Same Day, one Harding, a noted Offender, was committed to Newgate for attempting to rob a Gentleman on the Batchelor's Walk.

     Sunday Night arrived the Hampden Packet, from Holyhead, with Capt. Ford, Capt. Knight, Capt. Browne, Capt. Cunningham, Lieut. Dogherty, Lieut. Crofton, Miss Fisner, Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson, Mrs. Archbold, Mrs. Smyth, Mrs. Power, Messrs. Wingfield, Hope, Waller, Kevan, Sevain, Clarke, Forsight, Fleming, Biddulph, Porter, Sall, English, Hamilton, Stradford, Hay, and Thedford, and one Mail.

Freeman Journal
Dublin, Ireland
October 29, 1763

    We hear from New Ross that on Thursday, Se'nnight the new Steeple, which was just finished, contiguous to the Church at said Place, fell down. Tho' it fell in the Middle of the Day, no Person was hurted; They saw it bursting and were aware of it.
     Twelve Casks of Tea was seized by George Glover, Esq; and ? Casks ditto, by Sir Randal O'Neil, Bart., were lodged in his Majesty's Stores.
     A Hackney Coachman was whipped from the Tholsel to College-green, for abusing his Fare.
     Wednesday last was committed to Kilmainham, by Richard Morgan, Esq.; William Kelly, Faulconer, a very desperate Fellow, being charged on three several Examinations with assaulting a Woman very desperately, who interposed to prevent his beating, his Wife in the cruelest Manner:- For kicking and knocking down, before Morgan's House several Times, and driving by Force from thence his Wife, who came for Redress of his Barbarity to her; - And for coming, the Day following, to Mr. Morgan's House, with a loaded Gun, with his Powder Horn and Pouch, he being a reputed Papist.
     Yesterday, Col. Howe, _____ Tighe, Esq.; Mrs. Lessingham, Mr. Moore, and the Mail arrived in the Fortescue Packet from Holyhead; for which Place she sailed last Friday, with Mess. Murray and Dawson.
     Mrs. Abington is engaged by Mr. Mossop to perform this Season at the Theatre in Smock-Alley; Her first Appearance will be on Wednesday next in the Character of Violante, in the Wonder; Don Foelix by Mr. Mossop, Issabella by Mrs. Kelt, and Flora by Mrs. Hamilton. To conclude with a Country Dance by the Characters.

     Whereas Bills of Indictment were found, at the last Sessions held at Kilmainham against Pat. Bourk, and others for robbing the Gardens of the Rev. Arch-Deacon Smith of New-Castle; one of whom was tried, and convicted of the same. The said Patrick Bourk having absconded, I do hereby promise a Reward of Five Guineas for committing said Patrick Bourk, to any Gaol in this Kingdom, within three Months from the Date hereof.- He is remarkably Tall, and large Boned; and has lived 20 Years and upwards, at New-Castle--October 29th, 1763.
     Said Patrick Bourk was seen on Wednesday last at Nicholas Bruton's Publican, on the Hill, near New-Castle.

The famous Cephalic and Opthalmic

    WHICH by Smoking a Pipe of it, is good for the Head, Eyes, Stomach, Lungs, Rheumatism, and GOUT, Thickness of Hearing, Head-Ach, Tooth-ach, or Vapours.--And to give free Breath, where a Person is troubled with Wheesing.
     Price four Shillings a Pound, or any less Quantity proportionable to Three-pence an Ounce, with Allowance to those who sell again.
     Sold by ANNE M'CULLON, at ALEX. M'CULLON'S, Printer, and Bookseller, in Henry-Street.
    Where may be had, The Genuine CEPHALIC SNUFF, at Four-pence an Ounce.    

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