October 4, 1763
DUBLIN, OCTOBER 4.
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
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
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
As did also at said Place, Mr. William Dillon, Master of a Merchant Vessel
on this Trade.
Cathy Joynt Labath
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