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Freeman Journal
Dublin, Ireland
Saturday, September 1, 1764


     Cork, Aug. 27. William Austin of Waterfall, Esq; is appointed one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Cork, and was this Day sworn into Office.
     This day ended our Assizes, at which the following Persons were tried and sentenced as follows:
     Dennis Mihilly- to be transported for feloniously stealind a Bridle and Saddle out of the Stable of Edward Sutton.
     Daniel Mahony, convicted of  being concerned in several Riots at Mitchelstown, fined 35l. and to be imprisoned 15 Months.
     Owen Mahoney for the same, fined ? and to be imprisoned 26 months.
     Daniel Walsh, for stealing several small Articles near New-market, convicted to the Value of 10d., to be whipt in the Goal this Day and then to be discharged.
     Saturday last was married at Christ Church, Mr. Thos. Davis to Miss Mary Hickey.

     The Produce of the Benefactions together with the Plays, for the eight Orphans of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eaton, of Ormond Market, who were killed at Crow-street Theatre some Time ago, amounts to 557l. 15s. 2d.
     The Governors of the Lock Hospital in George's Lane acknowledged the Receipt of 100l. by the Hands of Bary Colles, Esq; being a Legacy bequeathed by the late Col. Joshua Paul, for the Use of said Charity, for which they return their grateful Thanks.
     Last Tuesday, Frederick Cunyngham, Esq; seized 44 Casks of Bohem and Green Teas, which were lodged in the Watch house at Skernes.
     Last Thursday Col. Cooper, Capt Walker, Mess. Borr and Dalton, sailed in the Lively, Williams, for Parkgate.
     Last Sunday Mess. Coats, Jones, Wright, Deal, Evans, Murphy, Walker, Curtis, Hughes and Cary sailed in the Fortescue Packet for Hollyhead.
     On the 28th, Mr. and Mrs. Courtney, Mr. Cox, Mr. Purcell, Mr. Whitney and the Mail arrived in the Fortescue Packet from Hollyhead.

     MARRIAGES.] Last Week Captain Ball, of Exeter, was married to the agreeable Miss Finlay of Watermount in the County of Meath.--Mr. James Gibson, of Nangor, in the County of Dublin, to Miss Grace Hempenstall.-- Thomas Phepoe, Esq; to Miss Elizabeth Carter, of Knockmask, in the County of Meath.-- Mr. William Graham, of the County of Fermanagh, to Miss Noble, of Donagh, in said County.--The Rev. Mr. Thos. Hastings, R gifter of the Diocese of Clogher, to the Widow of the late Joseph Wright, Esq; of Gola, in the County of Monaghan.--Mr. Joseph Piercy, of Brown-street, Clothier, to Miss Power, of Essex-street.--Mr. Daniel Lawler of Britain-street, to Miss Jenny Martin of Jervais-street.-- Mr. Pat Morrice was married to Mrs. Anne Baily.

     DEATHS.] A few Days ago, at Killegordon in the County of Donegal, John Niely, Esq;--In Mary's -lane, Cuthbert Brown, Gent. Barrack Master of Drogheda.-- At Rahins near Gort, in the County of Galway, Mrs. Kilikelly, Wife of Garret Killikelly, Esq; --The Wife of Henry Bevan of Camais, in the County of Limerick, Esq; -- At Ballynure, in the County of Monaghan, Robert Montgomery, Esq.--At Antrim, the Wife of Mr. William Campbell.-- In High-street, suddenly, Mrs. Kyan.-- In Golden-lane, the Wife of Mr. Pearton, of the George-Inn.-- In back-lane, Mr. Rafter, Taylor.-- In Castle-street, James Borden, Gent., Clerk in the Auditor General Office.

SUNDAY, Aug. 26th, 1764, about 3 o'Clock in the Morning, a Fire broke out at the House of Mr. Alexander Keefe, Carpenter, in New Church-street, occasioned by a Person sticking a Candle against a Partition, by which said House, with all the Furniture, was entirely consumed, and the House adjoining was greatly damaged. The loss sustained by Mr. Keefe and his Tenants, upon an exact Computation, amounts to 292l. 16s. 8d,. including the Expence of rebuilding the House and repairing the adjoining one; the Schedule of which is lodged in the Hands of the Rev. Mr. Darby, Curate of St. Michan's Parish, who was present at the Fire, in whose Hands also proper Affidavits may be seen, to authenticate the Particulars of the Loss, which has reduced said Keefe and his Tenants to the greatest Distress having deprived them of all their All. It is humbly hoped that the Public will take the Case of their unhappy Sufferers into their Consideration. Subscriptions will be thankfully received by the Rev. Mr. Darby above mentioned, who can certify the Truth of this Advertisement.

Freeman Journal
Dublin, Ireland
Tuesday, September 4, 1764

     Between eight and nine o'Clock on Saturday Night, Captain Waring's House in Henry-street, was robbed of eight Silver Table Spoons, by a Villain, who got into the Area and raised up the Kitchen Window where they lay.
     Alderman Edward Sankey is appointed Superintendent of the Coal Yards established by Act of Parliament, in this City, in the room of Sir Timothy Allen, who hath resigned.
     In the Evening, one Kelly, a Butcher, was killed by some Villains near the Poddle.
     Aug. 31st. At Night the Right Hon. Nathaniel Clements, Miss Leigh, Mrs. Morrison, Mess. Wakefield, Evans, Moore and the Mail arrived in the Hampden Packet from Hollyhead.
     Captain Arthur, Doctor Cormick, Mrs. Pearse, Mrs. Davis, Mess. Kelly, Walker, Gernon, Darcy, Donovan, Brown Toole and the Mail arrived in the Besborough Packet from Hollyhead.

     MARRIAGES.] A few Days ago, Capt. Christopher Williamson, of Witchaven, to Miss Christian, of Hawkin's-street.--Mr. Swords, an eminent Hair-Dresser in Sycamor-Alley, to Miss Murphy of Abby-street.--Mr. Tobias Shanly, to Miss Maria Nisbit.-- At the Quaker's Meeting-House, in Sycamore-alley, Mr. George Bewley, late of Lazor's-hill, Timber Merchant, to Miss Mary Faile.

     DEATHS.] A few Days ago, in Castle-street, Mrs. Simms.-- At Clooneymuck in the County of Tipperary, James Wall, Esq; of Great Britain-street.-- At Jonesborough in the Co. of Meath, Master Owen John Hillas, youngest Son of Thos. Hillas, Esq;-- In Dolphin's-Barn, Mr. John Dickson, Tanner.-- In Bride-street, Wm. Cooper, Esq; Counsellor at Law.-- At Bourdeux, Samuel Head, Esq;--At Lismacul in the Co. of Tipperary, the Wife of Hugh Baker, Esq;-- In Waterford, Mr. John Williams.-- At Drumcondra, Master Newenham, Son of Edward Newenham, Esq; Collector of the County of Dublin-- Friday Morning died, the Widow Flanagan of Castle-Market, a very honest industrious Woman, much regreted by all her Acquaintance.

    The Twelve-penny Houshold Loaf is to weigh 10 Pounds 4 Ounces 6 Dramchs. The middle Price of Wheat being at 2l. 3s. 0d. the Quarter.

Freeman Journal
Dublin, Ireland
Saturday, September 8, 1764


     Yesterday, Mr. Thomas Fitzgerald, read his Recantation from the Errors of the Church of Rome, in St. Peter's Church.


     Thomas Fitzgerald was tried at the Tholsel for a Rape committed on the Body of a Child of eleven Years old, and being found guilty, is to stand in the Pillory on Saturday next, and to be whipped on Wednesday from Newgate to the Toll House in James's-street; to be imprisoned for a Month, and find Sureties for his good Behaviour.

     Edward Mathew, Esq; Son to Thomas Mathew, of Thomas-town, in the County of Tipperary, Esq., was married to Miss Elisha Smyth, Daughter of James Smyth, Esq.

     MARRIAGES.] A few Days ago in Chester, Mark Rochfort, of Jamestown, in the Queen's County, Esq; to Miss Connor, Daughter of Mr. John Connor, of Jervis-street, Merchant.-- Mr. Charles Shiel, of Liffey-street, to Miss Neil, of Abbey-street.

     DEATHS.] A few Days ago, near Mallow, Mr. William Raymond of Cork.-- At Kilkenny, the Wife of Mr. John Haly, Master of the Garter Inn.-- In Patrick-street, Mr. Thomas Leonard, Leather-seller.

     Freeman Journal
Dublin, Ireland
Tuesday, September 11, 1764


     Youghall, September 4 - This Morning died here after a lingering illness, which she bore with a most Christian Resignation, and serenity of Mind, known only to the Virtuous; Miss Margaret Seymour, Daughter of Mr. Richard Seymour, whose amiable Life endearing her to all that knew her, renders her Death most deservedly regretted.


     Sep 2] Miss Reynall, of Castle-Reynall, died in King-street, Stephen's-Green, lamented by all her acquaintance.

     7th] Two footpads, named Byrne and Bennet, were committed to Newgate, for robbing a girl in Capel-street of two cloaks; one of them had a hanger, the other a loaded whip.

     8th] Thomas Fitzgerald, schoolmaster, stood in the pillory and is to be whipped next Wednesday, from Newgate to the toll-house in James's-street, pursuant to his sentence, for committing a rape on a child eleven years old.

     Married] Mr. Henry Magill, Attorney to Miss Mary Drought, sister to Robert Drought, of Oldglass, in the Queen's county, Esq; - Christopher Gernon, of Bourceaux, merchant, to Miss Cosgrave, daughter of the late Mr. James Cosgrave, of Abbey-street, merchant.

Freeman Journal
Dublin, Ireland
Saturday, September 15, 1764


     Married on Monday last at Kilworth, Mr. Caleb Chanders of this City, an eminent Clothier, to Miss Polly Andrews, Daughter of Mr. Thomas Andrews of that Place.-- Wednesday at Lismore, Henry Peard, of Cool, Esq; to Miss Gumbleton, Daughter of Richard Gumbleton, Esq;-- Thursday in Paul-street, Mr. Michael Sullivan to Miss Judith Murphy.

     Died on Friday Morning at Pallas, the Seat of Samuel Holmes, Esq, Mrs. Price, Wife of Mr. Francis Price of this City, Merchant.


     Last Week, Edward Lewell'n of Silvermines, in the County of Tipperary, Esq; was married to Miss Stepney of Grafton-street, with a Frotune of 5000l.
     Same Week died at his House at Maryborough in the Queen's County, universally lamented, George Steel, Esq; his Death was occasioned by a Fall from his Horse which he received some Time before.
     A Man who calls himself John Garrety or Garrethy, and had been a Helper to many Stables in Dublin, was brought before Mr. Faulkiner, of Abbostown, charged by Patrick Martin, (Coachman to the Rev. Archdeacon Hutchison) with having stolen from behind him, as he was on Horse-back, a Sack in which were several Things of Value. On two other Persons appearing to swear against him for stealing Cloathes and other Things from them, he found Means to escape and hide in a Hay Loft, belonging to Mr. Falukiner; but on being searched for, he was found in said Hay Loft; after having just cut his Throat with a Razor (tho' not mortally as was apprehended) which Razor, was sworn to have been stolen from one of the Prosecutors. His Throat was dressed, and he was committed to Kilmainham, where he now remains.- Information has been since received of his having, last Winter, stolen from one Pointon, (at that Time Coachman to the Rev. Doctor Foster, in Grafton-street) one Suit of Cloaths, besides other Things.

     A few Days since Walter Dowdal, Esq; died at his Seat near Trim, greatly lamented; As did also the Wife of Mr. Francis Kinlan, Merchant, in Thomas-street.

     14th] Died suddenly, Mrs. Eliz Leslie, Widow of Mr. Alex. Leslie, and Mother of Mr. Robert Leslie, now a Lieutenant on Board one of his Majesty's Ships of War. She has been for several Years out of her Senses, occasioned by a Fall in a fainting Fit, and dashing of her Head on a flat Stone Pavement.

     MARRIAGES] On Saturday last, the Rev. Mr. Woodward of Drumbarrow, in the County of Meath to Miss Esther Wade, Daughter of John Wade of Clonebraney, in the said County, Esq.; - Mr. Tho Mann, Revenue Officer, to Miss Mary Anne West of College-green.-- Mr. Smith, Stay-maker, to Miss Harvey, Mistress of the Four -Courts Coffee-House in Christ-Church-Lane; Samuel Taylor, Esq; to Mrs. Anne Trevor, Daughter of Alderman James Taylor.

     Freeman Journal
Dublin, Ireland
Tuesday, September 18, 1764


Cork, Sept. 13
     Last Night died at his House in Mallow-lane, Mr. Edward Scott, Sen. an eminent Cloathier, and a Gentleman of extreme good Character.


     Letters Patent are preparing to be passed under the Great Seal of this Kingdom, containing his Majesty's Presentation of the Rev. John Killen, D.D. to the Rectories of Clonpriest and Ardagh, in the Diocese of Cloyne, void by the Death of the Rev. William Chartres.
     Letters Patent are preparing to be passed under the Great Seal of this Kingdom, containing his Majesty's Presentation of the Hon. and Rev. Thomas Stopford, to the Livings of Plainstown and Ardmulcan, in the Diocese of Meath, void by the Death of the Hon. and Rev. George Maitland.
     Their Excellencies the Lords Justices have been pleased to appoint the Rev. Alexander Staples to be Chaplain to the Castle of Dublin, in the Room of the Rev. James Price.
     His Majesty's Letter is come over, appointing John Gore, Esq; Chief Justice of the Court of King's-bench.
     And we hear that Marcus Patterson, Esq; is appointed Solicitor-general, in the Room of Mr. Gore.
     We also hear that John Hely Hutchinson, Esq; Prime Serjeant at Law, is appointed one of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council.
     Sept. 11th, Tuesday John Farrel, a reputable Butcher, died of the Wounds he received from a Set of Rioters in Charles-street, on Sunday last.
     13th] In the Evening, the entire Roof of a back House belonging to Mr. Heron, at the Tea Ware-house in Great Britain-street, was blown off by a sudden Gust of Wind, and carried a considerable Distance; What is very remarkable, not a single Rafter or Slate was displaced by the Fall.
     Mr. Banks, Clerk of the Market, seized a large Quantity of Fish which was unfit for Sale, and had it publickly burnt on Ormond-quay.
     16.] In Sackville-street, the Lady of Edward Loftus, Esq; M.P. was lately delivered of a son.
     MARRIAGES.] A few Days ago, Mr. Samuel Stephens, Tobacconist, to Miss Polly McCombe of Nicholas-Gate.-- Mr. Francis Hannon of O?berstown in the County of Kildare, to Miss Hannan of Gethill in the King's County.
     DEATHS.] In Galway, Mr. Michael Frean, a reputable Skinner and Glover.-- Yesterday Morning at his HOuse in Frederick-street, of a lingering Disease, which he bore with uncommon Patience and Resignation, John Ball, of Three-Castles in the County of Kilkenny, Esq; He was a most facetious Companion, and a most good-natured and faithful Friend. He served the Offices of Sheriff, Justice of the Peace, and Grand Jury-Man, in different Counties, with uncommon Spirit and Integrity. These must make his Death a public Loss, universally lamented.

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