Jan. 10, 1764
Cork, January 5. Monday last sailed from Cove his Majesty's Frigate Pearl,
Captain Sexton, for Portsmouth.
We hear from Waterford, that the Providential Friends of Liverpool,
Harrison, commander, bound from this Port for thence, was wrecked in Tramore
Bay, and but three of the crew were saved.
Yesterday died at Cooldaniel, the seat of Mr. Thomas Barter, Mrs. Bennett,
relict of Mr. Henry Bennett, and Mother to Mr. Phillip Bennett, Apothecary.
Kilkenny, Dec. 29. A young disbanded soldier, called Mogg Brenan, lately
murdered a woman in this City, knocking her down with a coal hammer; he
afterwards put a pair of tongs about her neck, and dragged her to her own
cellar, where he stabbed, and tied her to a stilling. The villain escaped
immediately to Ross where he stole a silver tankard which was detained at Naas;
from thence he returned hither, and was this day apprehended. He has confessed
to the Mayor an horrid intention of murdering another woman tonight, and
produced the penknife he had for the excerable purpose.
Limerick, Jan. ?. Last night died deservedly lamented by all her
acquaintance, Miss Jaques, daughter of Mr. Isaac Jaques. - Same evening died, to
the inconsoleable grief of his Parents and all that had the pleasure of his
acquaintance, Mr. Richard Pitts jun. a young gentleman of extraordinary
abilities in his profession, having, for his drawings, acquired fix premiums
from the Dublin Society.
Mr. William Morres, many years comptroller of the custom at Holyhead, died
there a few days since.
One Dolan, a beggarman aged ??, died a few days ago at Birr.
Baden Fancourt, Esq., captain in col. Keppel's regiment of foot, was lately
married at Limerick to Miss Franklin, daughter of Mr. Alex Franklin.
A few days since was married at Birr, Mr. Turner of the county of Galway,
to Miss Nancy Chawner.
Yesterday at a Post Assembly held at the Tholsel, for the Election of an
ALDERMAN, in the room of Thomas Taylor, Esq; deceased, the following four
Sheriffs Peers, pursuant to the Act of Parliament, were put in nomination by the
Board of Aldermen, viz. George Reynolds, Alexander Reeves, John Read, and Joseph
Hall, Esqrs; when the Election made by the Commons stood thus:
For George Reynolds, Esq; 95
John Read, Esq; 2
Joseph Hall, Esq; 1
Matthew Weld, Esq; by }
Mistake, not being in nomination.} 1
Died last Week at Leixslip, Mr. Thomas Taylor, one of the Persons concerned
in conducting the Copper Plate Printing there. We hear that the Business will be
carried on as usual by Mr. Dixon.
Two Persons, from that lawless Country called the Hill of Rath-cool, were
lately committed to Killmainham Goal, by Richard Morgan, Esq; for
Sheep-stealing. The same Magistrate having granted a Warrant against an
Accessary in said Theft, he was taken thereupon and committed to the same Goal.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News