Tuesday, May 1, 1764
Limerick, April 26. Last Tuesday was
married Lieut. Col Nesbitt, of Col. Owen's Regiment, to Miss Leslie, Daughter of
Robert Leslie, Esq; with a Fortune of 1?00l.
Cork, April 26. Yesterday, his Majesty's Ship Hind of
20 Guns, Capt. M'Claverty, sailed out of the Harbour for Plymouth.
Tuesday and Yesterday, Lambton's Trapaud's and Gordon's
Regiments embarked on board Lighters, to go on board the Men of War destined for
the West-Indies; they embarked in the highest Spirits imaginable.
We hear from Clonmell, that Mr. Jeffery Val.
Prendergast was found dead in his Bed last Tuesday Morning.
MARRIAGES.] Monday last, at Shandon Church, Mr.
Jonathan Ahern, to Miss Rachel Teed of the North Abbey.--Mr. Dennis Moran to
Miss Kitty Love, of the Coal-quay.--Capt. Phillip Jeffrey to Miss Hurly of
Mr. Thomas Harvey was sworn Master; Messrs
William Clarke and George Odell, Wardens of the Corporation of Tallow Chandlers
for the ensuing Year.
Yesterday being Quarter Day of the Guild of Merchants,
the Election came on for a Common Councilman, Room of Mr. William Edison
deceased, when on calling up the Ballots, the Number stood thus:
For Mr. David Ribron, 118
Mr. Anthony Hamilton, 53
Majority for Mr. Ribron,
Died, a few Days ago, at his House on
Hog-hill, the Rev. Anthony Cope, Dean of Ardmagh. -- At ?allohide, Mr. John
Adamson, Surveyor of that Place.
The Twelve-Penny Household Loaf is to weigh 10 Pound,
Saturday, May 5, 1764
Cork, April 30. Thursday evening sailed his
Majesty's Ship Fame, Captain Loyd. Next Morning sailed the Burford, Capt. Logie
and Cornwall, Capt. M'Kenzie, all with Troops for the West-Indies.
Same Day sailed the Hussar Frigate, Capt. Smith, for
Portsmouth, and the Pumona of 18 Guns, Capt. Linn, arrived from Plymouth.
Saturday the last Division of Troops (Part of General
Strode's Regiment) embarked on board the Superb at Cove, where she waits for a
Wind for the Westward.
The same Day was married, at St. Peter's Church,
Nathaniel Mitchell, Esq; Captain in the Regiment commanded by Col. Burdenell, to
the celebrated Miss Frances Winthrop, Daughter of Alderman Winthrop of this
Same Day the two Leary's condemned at Tralee Assizes,
were executed pursuant to their Sentence.
Same Night the Stable of Henry Moore, Esq; on the South
Mall was broke open, and robbed of some wearing Apparel.
Yesterday there was great Rioting and Bloodshed among
the Inhabitants of Blarney-lane, and Black-pool, preparative to an annual
Practice with those People of Fighting about May-Poles.
Yesterday being Quarter Assembly Day,
Alderman Benjamin Gale was elected Lord Mayor and it is with great Pleasure,
great Gratitude and Respect to the present Lord Mayor and Board of Aldermen, we
observe, that they have perfectly corresponded in sentiments with the Majority
of the present Commons, and regardless of Factions, have chosen
John Hunt, Esq; and Robt. Montgomery, Esq; Sheriffs for
the ensuing Year out of the following List, returned by the Commons.
Robert Montgomery, Merchant, 68
William Hurst, ditto, 62
Richard French, ditto, 56
Thomas Green, Brewer, 51
John Hunt, Merchant, 49
Thomas Emerson, Weaver, 48
Anthony King, Brazier, 41
Nath. Trumbul, Weaver, 30.
Last Monday Nineteen Casks, containing
76clb. of green Tea, seized by Mess. Fulton, Biers and Fox, were lodged in his
One Connor and one Delany, were carried to the
Inns-quay Infirmary, having each a Leg broke, the former by the Fall of a Horse,
and the latter by a Coach Wheel going over him.
On Wednesday, the 23d Instant, between nine and ten in
the Morning, a terrible Fire broke out in the Malt-house of Mr. John Brown, of
Cappoquin in the County of Waterford, which entirely consumed the same, with a
great Quantity of Malt; and were it not for the Activity and timely Assistance
of a Troop and a half of the Eighth Regiment of Dragoons under the Command of
Lieutenant Cooke and Cornet Hunt, quartered in said Town, the said Brown's
Dwelling-House, and the adjacent Street, would have shared the same Fate. The
Inhabitants of the said Town return their sincere Thanks to the aforesaid
Officers and private Men for the very great Service they did on the above
Last Thursday in the Evening, John Kinnersly, a Soldier
in General Montague's Regiment of Foot, was attacked on the Road leading to
Crumlin by a Highwayman, who robbed him of 1l.6s.6d. half a Silver Snuff-box,
and a Shirt.
Last Thursday, upwards of 90 Gallons of Brandy, a large
Quantity of Gold and Silver Lace and a Quantity of Plate, seized by Mr. Trimble,
were lodged in the Custom-house Stores.
Frederick Conynghams Esq; seized twenty Casks of Tea.
MARRIAGES.] A few Days ago, Mr. William King,
Mathematical Instrument-make, on Temple-bar, to Miss Miller, of said Place.--At
Clontarf, the Revd. Richard Chapel Grange, of Tullymount in the County of
Wicklow, to Miss Mary Rochford, Daughter of the Hon. William Rochfort.-- The
Widow Parry of Hawkins's-street to Mr. William Griffith, the celebrated Welsh
Harper.-- At Rathfarnham, Mr. Samuel Gibson, Brewer, to the agreeable Miss Reily
of the Poddle.
Joseph Henry, Esq; was married to Lady Catherine Rawdon,
Daughter to the Right Hon. the Earl of Moira.
Died, last Week, in Great-Butter-Lane, Mr. John
Telteshig, one of the Ministers of the Unitas Fratrum, or UNITED BRETHREN,
commonly called Moravians. He was a Native of Moravia, who with four more of his
Countrymen, fled from Popish Persecution about forty Years ago, and found an
Asylum with COUNT ZINZENDORF, who patronized and protected them; (Hence a
Congregation was soon formed of these persecuted Fugitives, under the Auspices
of that Nobleman, who also devoted the Residue of his Life to religious
Functions; Since which, they have extended their Doctrines and Faith, as a
Society Propaganda Fide, thro' the several Quarters of the Globe.) To give this
good Man's Character in a few Words, he lived as he died, A CHRISTIAN.
DEATHS.] A few Days ago, at Inch in the County of
Clare, Mr. Jonathan Gregg, aged 95--In Chamber-street, the Widow Wade-- At
Ennis, Mr. William Hunt Apothecary.-- Mrs. Dunn the Wife of Capt. Christopher
Dunn of Lazer's-Hill.-- At his Lodgings in Dirty-lane, Thomas-street, much
lamented, the Revd. Mr. Henry Sweetman.
Yesterday being Quarter Assembly Day,
the Freedom of the City of Dublin was unanimously voted to James Dennis, Esq;
one of his Majesty's Council at Law, in Testimony of the Sense which this City
have of his distinguished Abilities and of his Attention to the Prosperity of
this Kingdom and the true Interest of the City of Dublin.
DROPPED Yesterday about two o'Clock, a
small Pocket-book containing two Bills viz. Thomas Short on William Alexander in
Favour of John Boyle at 21 Days Sight, dated Londonderry 31st March, and
accepted the 9th of April, for Twelve Pounds. Knox and Stewart on Robert Young
in Favour of Thady M'Tucker at 21 Days Sight, dated Sligo 31st of March, and
accepted the 9th of April for eighteen Pounds. Whoever has found said Bills and
brings them to Mr. Joseph Rawlins, Merchant on Francis-street, shall have half a
N.B. Said Bills are of no Use but to the Owner, Payment
being stopped May 5th, 1764.
Tuesday, May 8, 1764
Monday the 30th of April being
Quarter-Day of the Guild of Merchants, the Freedom of that Guild was presented
to Sir William Mayne, Bart. for his vigorously supporting several Bills brought
into Parliament this Session, for the Advantage of the Trade of this Kingdom in
general, and of this City in particular; and for strenuously opposing the
destructive Scheme of erecting a new Bridge to the Eastward of Essex-Bridge. And
Friday last being Quarter-Assembly Day, the Freedom of this City was unanimously
voted to that Gentleman.
The Governors and Guardians of the Lying-Inn-Hospital
most thankfully acknowledge the Receipt of a Benefaction of Fifty Pounds from
his Excellency the Earl of Northumberland, and also of Ten Guineas from the
Countess of Northumberland, which her Ladyship was pleased to order to be
distributed by the Master of the Hospital amongst such poor Patients and he
shall think proper.
The Governors and Guardians of the Lying-Inn-Hospital
having examined the Amount of the Weekly Collections in Chappel, find it to
exceed their most sanguine Expectations, and being sensible how much the same
hath been owing to the eminent Characters of the Rev. Clergymen who have
preached there, desire the said Gentlemen to accept their hearty Thanks.
The Managers of the Charitable LOAN to the Industrious
Poor, having received from his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, by the Hands of
the Earl of Mornington, One hundred Pounds in Aid of this charitable Fund, They
beg Leave, on the part of the numerous Poor, who will be so sensibly affected by
this noble Benefaction, to make their grateful Acknowledgements to his
Excellency. They likewise return their Thanks to the President, for their
Assistance at the Performance for the Benefit of the Charity.
Thursday 7-night died in Bristol, Mr. Jonathan Welch, a
Gentleman of this Kingdom, and late Vice-Consul in Teruan, in Africa.
The Revd. Mr. Sterling is collated to the Living of St.
Olave's in the City of Waterford.
Last Wednesday, a Woman died suddenly in
Saturday the Foundling Children of the Work-house,
(upwards of two hundred Boys and Girls) went to the Castle, when his Excellency
the Lord Lieutenant and the Countess of Northumberland, viewed them from the
front Windows, and a new Shilling of his present Majesty's Coin, was given to
each of them by order of his Excellency.
MARRIAGES.] A few Days ago, Mr. John Fennell, to Miss
Lucinda Turner, both of the People called Quakers.- At Galway, Lieut. John
Squire, of Colonel Gray's Regiment, to Miss Nancy Kelly.--Mr. John Wise Hiatt,
to the agreeable Miss Constantia Hunt, eldest daughter of Henry Hunt, Esq; of
Logacurren, in the Queen's County.
DEATHS.] A few Days ago, at Glassnevan, advanced in
Years, James Belcher, Esq; First Pursuivant attennding the State, Corrector of
the Kings Printing Press.-- At Stephen's-green, the Wife of Archdeacon Heron.
Saturday, May 12, 1764
Cork, May 7. Colonel Gray's Regiment of
Foot is daily expected from Galway to quarter here with Brudenell's.
Last Friday Night Mr. Thomas Rogers of George's-street
was attacked by three Robbers near Ronayne's Court on the Road to Passage. One
of the Villains seized the Reins of his Bridle and demanded Mr. Roger's Money,
who answered with a Blow of a loaded Whip which knock'd him down; on this the
second Fellow snap'd at the Bridle, but Mr. Rogers clapt Spurs to his Mare and
forced away from him; the third Fellow was at some Distance and thought to have
knock'd Mr. Rogers off his Mare, but he received the Stroke on his Arm, and
happily got clear off.
MARRIAGES. Saturday Morning at Rathcoony Church, Robert
Lane, Esq; one of the Burgesses of this City to Miss Alicia Freeman. --Same Day
at Carrigrohan Church, William Trench, Esq; to Miss Frankland, eldest Daughter
of the late Doctor Frankland. -- Mr. Edward Fling of Christ-church-lane, to Miss
Johanna Ryan of this City.-- Christopher Byrne of Dunmanway, to Miss Murray of
the same Place.
DEATHS. Thursday Night at his House in Hanover-street,
in a very advanced Age, Samuel Jervois, of Bandon, Esq; Saturday in Cove-lane,
Mr. Thomas Bewly, Tanner, eminent in his Profession, and very deserving of the
Esteem of all who knew him. In Mallow-lane, in an advanced Age, Mrs. Exham,
Widow. In said Lane, Mr. Edmund Flinn, Cork-cutter. In Hanover-street, after a
tedious Illness, Miss Molly Croker, Daughter of Samuel Croker, Esq; last one of
the Alderman of this City.
The List returned by the BACK-LANE
CLUB, Easter Assembly 1763.
William Hurst, of Hawkin's-street, Merchant,
Robert Montgomery, of Dominick-street, ditto,
Thomas Green, of James's-street, Brewer,
Richard French, of the Blind-Kay, Druggist,
Thomas Emerson, of Castle-street, Weaver,
Anthony King, of Cook-street, Brazier,
Robert Burton, of Liffy-street, Cooper,
George Faulkner, of Dolphin's-Barn, Tanner,
List returned by the Back-Lane Club, the last Assembly Day.
Robert Montgomery, Merchant,
Thomas Green, Brewer,
William Hurst, Merchant,
Richard French, Druggist,
* Thomas Emerson, Weaver,
* Anthony King, Brazier,
* William Dunn, Chandler,
* Robert Burton, Cooper,
Thus * marked are Members of the Back-Lane Club, some
of which gave Mr. Faulkner the Tanner, another worthy Member a vote.
But the Return made by the Commons alters this a
little, as follows:
Robert Montgomery, Merchant, 68 Votes.
William Hurst, do., 62
Richard French, Druggist, 56
Thomas Green, Brewer, 51
John Hunt, Merchant, 49
Thomas Emerson, Weaver, 48
Anthony King, Brazier, 41
Nathaniel Trumble, Weaver, 37
Of which the Lord Mayor and Aldermen elected Sheriffs
for the Year ensuing, John Hunt and Robert Montgomery, Esqrs.
The Governors of Mercer's Hospital have
elected the Right Revd., the Lord Bishop of Waterford, and John Bury, Esq;
Governors of said Hospital.
One Hundred Pounds of Tea, seized by Messrs Snow and
Kinsey, were lodged in the Stores.
A Quantity of Silk and Silk Handkerchiefs and 16 Casks
of Geneva, seized by Mr. Tremble, were lodged in his Majesty's Stores.
Wednesday, May 9, Frederick Conyngham, Esq; Surveyor of
Skerries, seized fice Casks of Tea.
A few Days ago, the Hon. William Brabazon, Esq; of
Brabazon Lodge in the County of Meath, was married to Miss Catherine Gifford,
only Daughter of Arthur Gifford, of Ahern in the County of Corke, Esq;
The King of Prussia, Barry, sailed for Parkgate with
Part of the Domesticks, Baggage, Equippage, and Horses belonging to his
Excellency the Lord Lieutenant.
One hundred and sixty Pounds of Tea seized by Mess.
Draper and Cooper were lodged in his Majesty's Stores.
Capt. How, Capt. Acheson and his Family, Mr. Trotter,
Mrs. Maule, some Horses, and a valuable Cargo of Merchandise, arrived in the
Lively, Williams, from Parkgate.
George Reynolds, Esq; one of the Aldermen of this City,
is appointed Coroner, in the Room of Alderman Swiney, who resigned.
MARRIAGES.] A few Days ago, Arthur Smyth, of
Griffintown, in the County of Westmeath, Esq; to Miss Smyth of Violetstown, in
said County.-- Mr. Edward Foy, of Moore-street, Sedan-Chairmaker, to Miss Welch,
of Cole's-lane.- Mr. Joseph Brice, an eminent Cabinet-Maker, of College-green,
to Miss Denham of Mary's-lane.
DEATHS.] A few Days ago, at Cork, Mr. John Brophy,
Bookseller.-- At said Place, Capt. Ellis.-- At Skibbereen, Mr. Richard Marmion.--
In Great Strand-Street, Mr. John Mountgarret, Upholder.-- In Cavan-Street, Mr.
John Dodd.-- In Mary's-lane, Mr. James Tiernan, formerly one of the Supervisors
of the Work-house, and lately an Officer belonging to the Exchequer-Office.-- In
Christ-Church-Yard, Mr. Waite Wooborne, Shoemaker, and Sexton of Christ
Church.-- In Duke-street, Mrs. Rachael O'Neil, eldest Sister of Charles O'Neil,
Esq; at Shanescastle, remarkable for her Piety, Charity and amiable
Deportment.-- On Thursday last the Rev. Mr. Anthony Brunton, Curate of St.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
By Robert Callan Auctioneer.
On Thursday next, the 17th Day of May
Instant, the Household Furniture of the Right Hon. the Earl of Drogheda, at his
House in Henry-street, consisting of Mohogany four Pillar Beds, choice Feather
Beds, a large Quantity of fine Blankets near new, with other Bedding; Mohogany
stuffed Back and Seat Chairs and Settees; Mohogany Dining, Side-board, Tea, Card
and Writing-Tables; Mohogany Desks and Book-cases; five Book presses,
Brass-wired in the Fronts; Pier Glasses in rich carv'd and gilt Frames; Festoon
Window-curtains; Variety of Carpets; Glass Bells and Shades; five gilt Leather
Screens; a good Clock in Mohogany Case, a Chamber-Clock, a curious reflecting
Telescope, a Chamber-Chest, three large Presses with Drawers, a large Bottle
Drainer, a good Jack, with all Manner of Kitchen Furniture. The Sale to begin at
the Hour of Eleven each Day, untill all are sold.
Tuesday, May 15, 1764
On Friday last a Deputation from the
Journeymen Silk Weavers, waited on his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, praying
him to transmit their Petition to his Majesty craving the Assistance of his
royal Wisdom to prevent the illicit Incorporation of French Silks in this
Kingdom; which has proved so fatal to our Silk Manufacture, as to reduce or
Artists nearly to a State of Beggary, which his Excellency received with that
noble Condescension peculiar to himself, and returned a most gracious Answer-
And the next Day his Excellency sent a most generous Benefaction of 200l. to the
Master of the Corporation of Weavers, to be distributed among such Artists as
were out of Employ.
Yesterday the Master of the Corporation of Weavers
communicated to the Brethren, the Receipt of 200l, from his Excellency the Lord
Lieutenant, on Saturday last, to be distributed by him to the poor distressed
Artificers in the Weaving Branch; and desires the Aid of his Brethren in that
Undertaking. The Master, Wardens, and Brethren of said Guild, acknowledge with
the utmost Gratitude this Mark of his Lordship's unbounded Humanity; and the
Corporation are desired to meet.
Saturday, May 19, 1764
The Commissioners of his Majesty's
Revenue have been pleased to appoint Joshua Glover, Esq; to be Surveyor of
Mallahide, in the Room of Mr. Adamson, deceased; and Arthur Mosse, Esq; to be
Surveyor of Kilrush, in the Room of said Glover.
Monday, May 14.] John Wheller, Gent, one of the
Attornies of the Court of King's Bench, was admitted and sworn an Attorney of
the Court of Exchequer.
Tuesday, May 15.] About eight o'Clock at Night, a
genteel looking Man went into Mr. Wood's Shop, Linen-Draper in
Parliament-Street, and took off some Handkerchiefs; He got as far as Crane-lane,
when he and another Accomplice was taken and sent to Newgate.
Thursday, May 17.] A Man was committed to Newgate for
killing a Woman in Church street.
Last Week two Men, well mounted and decently dressed,
went to a publick House in Lucan; and being shewn a room wherein was a Chest of
Drawers; they picked the Lock, and took out of it 20 Guineas and a Moidore, with
which they got off before it was missed. Several Publicans in and near this City
have been robbed in the same Manner lately.
Tuesday the Right Hon. the Earl of Shannon and the
Right Honourable John Ponsonby, Esq; Speaker of the House of Commons, were sworn
Lords Justices of tthis Kingdom, in the Council Chamber at the Castle; on which
Occasion they received the Compliments of the Nobility and Gentry, the Flag was
displayed on Birmingham Tower, and the Guns in the Park were fired.
Two hundred and fifty-four Pounds of Tea, seized
by Mr. Byers, and 26 lb. ditto seized by Mr. Draper, were lodged in his
Thursday, May 17.] The Honourable the Lord Bellfield,
James Agar the Younger, Esq; Major M'Culloh, Major Letablare, and several
Domesticks belonging to his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, sailed in the
Lively, Williams, for Parkgate.
Mess. Eustace, Macklin, Alley, and Somerville, arrived
on board the Fortescue Packet from Holyhead.
MARRIAGES.] A few Days ago, Mr. Hugh Holmes, of this
City, to Miss Molly Smith of Waterford.- Mr. George Hannon, to the Widow Doyle
of Crane-lane.- Robert Bodkin of Annagh, in the County of Galway, Esq; to Miss
Brabazon, of Newpark, in the County of Mayo.
DEATHS.] A few Days ago, in Essex-street, Mr. John
Power, an eminent Hosier.- In said Street, Mr. Kelly, an eminent Carver and
Gilder.- At Londonderry, Col. William Stewart, formerly of Carolina.- At Galway,
aged 84, Mrs. Bridget French.- At Cork, Mr. John Buffington, Woollen
Manufacturer.- At said Place, Miss Callanan.- In Nicholas-street, Mr. Phillip
Ferrant, Writing Clerk.
Tuesday, May 22, 1764
Waterford, May 1- Yesterday were
reviewed by Lieutenant General Dilke, the 1?h and 18th Regiments of Foot,
commanded by the Generals Standford and Sebright, when they went through their
Evolutions and ?itings to the entire Satisfaction of the Officers and
Cork, May 14. A Vessel is arrived here with several
Statues to be erected at the Castle of Blarney. They were formerly the Property
of his Grace the Duke of Ormond, and transported from Kilkenny by the late
Mr. James Cheney, Surveyor of Clognakilty, has seized
the Ship George of Kinsale, George White, Master, from Dunkirk, with 1460 Bags
of Tobacco, which he lodged in the Stores of Kinsale on Thursday last.
Cork, May 17 died, near Crosses-green, advanced in
Years, Mrs. Alice Croker, Relict of the late Colonel Croker, of Carriglass.
We have the Pleasure to inform the Publick, that the
Report of Captain Thomas Carroll's Death; owing to a Fall from his Horse, at the
Strand of Youghall, (as in our last) is premature; no ill Consequence having
happened to that Gentleman by the Accident.
Pursuant to an Act of Parliament passed
the last Session, intitled an Act for vesting further Powers in the Lord Mayor,
Sheriff, Commons, and Citizens of the City of Dublin, for the securing of Ships
trading to the Port and Harbour of Dublin,
The Common Council of this City, at a Post-Assembly
held at the Tholsel on Thursday last elected the undernamed five Aldermen, and
ten Common-councilmen being Merchants, free of the Guild of Merchants, and also
free of the Six and Ten per Cent, at the Custom-House, being the Qualifications
required by said Act, to be of the Committee to carry said Law into Execution,
viz. until the next general Election of Commons.
Wm. Alexander Travers Hartley
Thomas Blood Bob
And Yesterday at a Post-Hall of the Guild of Merchants,
pursuant to the Power in them invested by said Act, the Members of said Guild
qualified as above, elected the following fifteen to add to the above, which
compleats the Committee of 30, for better regulating the Pilotage and Havenage
of this Port and Harbour.
N.B. The Lord-Mayor and Sheriffs for the Time being,
are always to be three of the above Committee.
MARRIAGES.] A few Days ago, in the Co.
of Kerry, Mr. Charles M'Carthy of White Church, to Miss Donnoghue, of Glin--At
Limerick, Mr. William Harrison, Attorney, to Miss Rebecca Harrison, of Aughess
in the Co. of Clare.-- Mr. William Tyrell, Gauger of Dundalk, to Miss Nelly
Ward, of Stephen-Town in the Co. of Dublin, with a good Fortune.
DEATHS.] A few Days ago, at Cork, aged 68, Mr. Peter
Bernard, Sail-maker; and Mrs. Elizabeth Paine.-- In York-street, the Widow
Beasly.-- In Golden-lane, Mr. Theophilus Blakely, an eminent Attorney.-- At
Waterford, Mrs. Mary Brie.
To be sold by AUCTION,
By the Sheriffs of the City of DUBLIN, by Virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias.
On Wednesday the 23d Day of May Instant, 1764, the
House Furniture and Effects of Messrs Francis Smith and Robert Knox, at said
Smith's late Dwelling-House on Lower Ormond-Kay, consisting of Mohogany and
other Four-posted Beds, with chequer and crimson Paragon and other Curtains,
Feather Beds and Bedding, a Mohogany Desk and Book-case with Glass Doors, a
Mogogany Tallboy, ditto Dining, Tea, Card and Dressing Tables, Marble ditto,
Mohogany Chairs and Shag and Leather Seats, also with stuffed Backs and Seats, a
Sopha to match, Hall Chairs, Rush ditto, a japaned Chamber-chest, Pier and
Chimney-Glasses in carved and gilt Frames, Pier and Dressing Glasses in Walnut
Frames, Chandeliers, Branches and Glass Bells with Shades, a Hall Globe,
Paintings and Prints, Turkey and other Carpets, moving Grates and Fire-Irons, a
Clock, a Jack, and great Variety of Kitchen Furniture; also useful and
ornamental China, Roan and Delph Ware, Jelly and drinking Glasses, some House
Linen, a Quantity of Plate, viz. pierced Bread-basket, large and small Cups,
Salvers, Butter-boats, Sugar-dish, Cream-ewer, Soup, Table and Teaspoons,
&c. a Frenc Plate X, a Pair of gilt Candlesticks. The Plate will be sold on
Friday the 25th Inst. Said Smith's Interest in the Lease of said House, with the
Ware-house, Stable, and the Appurtenances, will be sold on Wednesday the 23d
Inst, at said House, between the House of twelve and one o'Clock, being a Term
for 28 Years from the 25th of March 1752, at the yearly Rent of 50l., ??erl. A
Person attends at said House to shew the Concerns.
ANDREW FINLAY, Mercer, in
Parliament-street, has this Day landed out of the King of Prussia, a large
Assortment of the most fashionable Lutestrings. Note, an Apprentice is wanted.
JOHN PURSELL, House-painter, &c.
has removed from Borr's-court, to the House that Mr. Hollister lately lived in,
opposite the Charter School-Nursery in York street, where he hopes to be
honoured with the Commands of the Nobility, Gentry and others his Friends, as
usual; he also hops there is no Necessity for mentioning his Care, Punctuality,
and moderate Charges.
April the 20th 1764.
Saturday, May 26, 1764
Philadelphia, April 5. Since our last
we received what follows from Carlisle, viz
"The Distresses of the back Inhabitants are
greater than can well be conceived. Two hundred Miles of an extended Frontier
are so exposed to the Incursions of Indians, that no Man can go to Sleep within
10 or 15 Miles of the Borders, without being in Danger of having his House burnt
and himself and Family scalped, or led into Captivity before the next Morning.
No Man can tell where the Indians will strike the next Blow when they have begun
their Murders and Devastations. On the 20th of last Month five Persons were made
Prisoners. Seven Houses were burnt down on the 21st and a great Number of
Horses, Cows, Sheep and Hogs were killed. About twelve Indians carried off the
Captives and seven or eight tarried behind, and did considerable Damage. The
Captains Pipe and Brady, with their Companies, did all that lay in their Power
to protect the Inhabitants; and Lieut. Chambers and Ensign Asky pursued the
Indians to rescue the Prisoners but without Success. These fresh Troubles
greatly discourage the poor People, who intend to return early in the Spring to
their deserted Habitation.
Cork, May 21. Thursday his Majesty's
Cutter, Good will, Capt. Laws, arrived at Cove from Waterford, and Yesterday
sailed for Kinsale.
This Morning a Division of the Royal Scotch arrived in
Town from Clonmell.
Saturday morning was married at Carrigrohan Church,
Nicholas Dunscombe, Esq; to the most amiable Miss Molly Parker, only Daughter of
Thomas Parker, of Carrigrohan, Esq; with a Fortune of 10,000l.
Saturday died, at his House on Barrick-hill, Mr. Andrew
Johnson, an eminent Dyer and Cloathier.
On Thursday came on the Election of a
Sheriff, in the Room of John Hunt, Esq; who has resigned. Previous to this the
Back-Lane-Club held their usual Meeting and determined to return four of their
Members, which they accordingly did. The four at the Head of the following
Poll-paper were their Returns. The Number of the Club may be guessed at, by the
Number that polled for each Member. It is easy to see how they stick to their
secret Compact. But they must be blind to their own Interest, as well as averse
to their Duty to the Public, if they do not now see that by their dividing the
Interest of the Commons they make that of the Aldermen prevail. It is pretty
clear, that not one of the Free Commons, nor one of the Board of Aldermen can
now vote for one of that illicit Association; for that the Aldermaen by a little
Art, may easily carry their Point. If Mr. Hart had had one Vote left, and Mr.
French one Vote more, the latter, instead of the former had been returned by the
Commons, and probably, elected by the Board, who no doubt were better pleased to
have a Brother's Son to elect. It is easy to see, when the Sons of Aldermen are
made Sheriffs, who will next be Aldermen, and how little Chance a Free and
Independent Citizen has to be called to the Purple, Confederate Powers of
Back-Lane, All hail! for thus depressing the Commons and promising the Ends of
Mr. Hart was unanimously elected Sheriff by the Board, out of
the four having the Majority of Voices on this Poll Paper, which were Nathaniel
Trumble, Weaver, Thomas Emerson, Weaver, Thomas Green, Brewer and Henry Hart,
The Poll of the Commons.
Thomas Green, Brewer
Tho. Emerson, Weaver
Joseph Verschoyle 1
Wm. Dunn, Chandler
Robert Patrick, Ditto 1
Anth. King, Brazier
Robert Bentley, Ditto 1
Nath. Trumble, Weav.
George Thwaites, Brewer 7
Richard French, Dreg.
Theo Medicot, Woolen-
Henry Williams, Brewer
Henry Hart, Mer.
David Ribton, Druggist 1
Ro. Calderwood, Goldf
James Jones, Merchant 2
Wm. Alexander, Mer
John Darragh, Mer 1
Thomas Blood, Mer
Mark Kirkpatrick, Goldf 1
Edward Strezzle, Ditto
Richard Anderson, Miller 1
Wm. Hurst, Ditto
Pat Boyd, Mer
Tho. Hawkshaw, Ditto
Wm. Rutlidge, Ditto 1
John Tucker, Ditto
Pet. Willson, Bookseller 1
From the following, among some other Circumstances that
have lately transpired, there is Reason to hope the Back-lane Club is near
expiring. In some late Meetings of that anticonstitutional Association, a
sensible and free Member or two justly objected to the declared Rules of the
Club, which were, that the Conduct of every Member, in every Assembly of the
Common Council, is to be positively determined by the Majority of the Club, in
their previous Meeting. Those that were free enough to oppose these clandestine
and illicit Courses were ordered to withdraw; whereupon, we hear that several
others have withdrawn themselves, with intent to prove themselves Free Agents, a
Character at which the steady Members of the Club cannot pretend to aspire.
Another Circumstance which tends to the Dissolution of
this and such like Associations is that most of the Aldermen and Commons have
agreed in a Resolution never to give any Person a Vote that solicits for an
Election into the Office of Sheriff.
The Governors of St. Patrick's Hospital
acknowledge the Receipt of Five Hundred Pounds, Sterl. by the Hands of George
Spaight, and Henry Ellen Esquires. Executors of the Will of the late Henry Gill,
of Carrickfergus, Esq; being a Legacy left by the said Mr. Gill, for the
erecting of a Ward in said Hospital, for the Reception of twelve Patients for
ever, to be called Gill's Ward.
The Governors of the Workhouse of the City of Dublin,
acknowledge the Receipt of the Sum of twenty five Pound, being a Benefaction
from the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Clogher, to be applied toward the
building of a Chapel.
Died. Sunday last, the Rev. Dr. Peter Sterne,
Minister of the Parish of Chapelizod. -- In New-street, Mr. Wm. Brett, belonging
to the Choir of both our Cathedrals.-- At his House in Newtown-Castle-Byrne,
Topham Mitchel, Esq; his Horse having the Evening before, stumbled with him and
pitched him on his Head.
The Right Hon. the Lord Mayor inspected the Markets,
and seized a Quantity of unsalable Provisions, which were given to the Poor; His
Lordship likewise seized a measly Pig, which he caused to be burned on
To the CLERGY, GENTLEMEN, and FREEHOLDERS, of the County of
WHEREAS it has been industriously reported, that I do not
intend to continue a Candidate for the County of WICKLOW, I take this
Opportunity of assureing my Friends, (whose Kindness I shall ever acknowledge,)
that I have received such Encouragement, as enables me upon very good
Foundations, to declare my steady Resolutions of continuing a Candidate for that
Saunders-Grove, 24 May, 1764.
Tuesday, May 29, 1764
To the Committee for conducting the FREE-PRESS:
May 22nd, 1764
I Went last Sunday to Christ Church for the first Time
since my Return to America, where I have been for many Years; but was greatly
surprized to be denied Admittance, by an old Fellow who opened the Door, just
sufficient to put his Head out, and make a Demand of a Piece of Money; which on
my not complying with, he slapt the Door in my Face with the most insolent Air
imaginable. I would be glad to make a Query through the Channel of your most
useful Paper: whether it would not be more beneficial to these sacred
BOX-KEEPERS to advertise where TICKETS may be bought to save Trouble both to
them and to the Congregation, as it must be somewhat disagreeable to a Gentleman
to remain exposed to the Ridicule of the lower Class in the Isle, if he has not
Silver to gratify the Door-keeper (which was my Case)?
I have been in several Roman Catholick Countries, in
whose Churches, as well as several Dissenting Congregations, the greatest
Politeness is observed to all Strangers coming in; nor have I ever paid for
Admittance to a Place dedicated to the Worship of the Almighty, or ever heard of
such a Thing untill my Arrival in Dublin.
I am Gentlemen,
Your most obedient Servant,
MARRIAGES.] A few days ago, at Tuam,
Lieut. Hutton of the 69th Regiment of Foot, to Miss Monica Kenny of Galway.--The
Revd. Mr. Thomas Stephcus, Minister of Duncormick, in the Diocese of Ferns, to
Miss Sarah Read of Wexford.
DEATHS.] A few Days ago, at Limerick,
Mrs. Mead, Wife of Mr. John Mead Richd.--On Redmond's-hill, Mr. Atkinson,
Chandler, and one of the People called Quakers.--On Rogerson's-quay, aged 103,
Mrs. Mary Redmond, who enjoyed all her Senses to the last Moment.-- In
Marlborough-street, suddenly, Mr. George Stewart, an eminent Master-Builder.--
At Marseilles, in the South of France, the Hon. Mrs. Blake, Daughter of the late
and Sister to the present Lord Viscount Netterville of this Kingdom-- At
Drummine, in the County of Kildare, Mr. John Keightly, aged 119 -- In Great-britain-street,
Mr. Francis Holland, an eminent Lock-smith.-- In Back-lane, the Wife of Mr. John
Buck, Printer.-- ON the Comb, Mr. Warren, formerly an eminent Grocer at
Cork-bridge.-- Near Kilcock, aged upwards of 100 Years, Walter Huffey, Gent.
The Twelve-penny Household Loaf is to
weigh 09 Pounds, 15 Ounces 00 Drachms; the middle Price of Wheat being at 2l.