October 1, 1763
DUBLIN, OCTOBER 1.
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
Thursday's Plate was won by Charles Lambert's Esq.; bay
October 4, 1763
DUBLIN, OCTOBER 4.
14th Instant being Quarter-Day, the FREE CITIZENS will Dine at the Phoenix in
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
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.
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
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
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 Hawkshaw, Esq 60
Wm. Bryan, Esq. present
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
October 18, 1763
COUNTRY - NEWS
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:
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,
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
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
And also to John Magil, Esq; for his eminently
promoting the Trade and Manufactures of this Kingdom, and his improving the
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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