Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1764
Extract of a letter from Killybegs, dated Feb. 8, 1764.
Last Thursday in a hard gale of wind, a ship bound from Leith to the East
Indies, David Engle master, laden with salmon, &c. came into our bay in
distress, having lost her boat, compass, and part of her rigging; but the
weather being so tempestuous no boat dare venture out to her relief. In the
evening she ran on Donegall bay and about 9 o'clock she foundered, and most of
the Crew perished.
John Martin, the younger of Drumcork, near Augher, in the County of Tyrone,
Gent. is appointed a Commissioner to take Affidavits for the Court of King's
Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer in Ireland.
SUNDAY a Charity Sermon was preached in the Parish Church of St. Mary, by
the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Clogher, after which a Collection was made of
About nine o'clock, on Wednesday Night, Mr. Simon Sherlock was stopped on
Sir John Rogerton's-quay, by three Footpads, and robbed of nineteen Guineas, and
four Shillings in Change: One of the Robbers was a short squat Man, dressed in a
Sailor's Jacket, the other two were lusty Men, armed with Cutlasses, with which
they gave him several Blows, and cut his Hat to Pieces.
Thursday se'nnight as Matthias Begg, of Kilkeelan in the County of Meath,
Gent.was returning home from Dublin, he was unfortunately thrown from his Horse
on the Road near Trim, and was killed on the Spot.
It is with utmost Dissidence and Reluctance that Mr. MINELLI presumes to
trouble the Public with his Solicitations, but his Necessities are extreme, and
no other possible Method of Relief can be contrived; the public Attention is
therefore most humbly entreated to the following Particulars of his unhappy
Mr. Minelli came over here some Time ago as Director to a Company of
Burletta Singers, took Advnatage of a Clause in their Agreement, which enabled
them to separate themselves entirely from him, they having Expectations of
greater Profit from pursuing another Scheme. This left Mr. Minelli liable to
several Demands, which he had subjected himself to, form the Prospect of
continuing Manager during the whole Season. Among others, to one from Mrs.
RICCI, a Dancer, whom he had employed principally out of Charity, as she was his
Countrywoman, and then in Distress; she performed a few Nights only, for which
she was actually paid; but Minelli being immediately deprived of the Management,
it was not in his Power to employ her anymore, he therefore looked upon himself
as free from any farther Obligation, especially as she and her Husband continued
to live apparently on Terms of Friendship and Intimacy with him. At length,
however, when he had not the least Suspicion, they, under Pretence of a Contract
for the whole Season, treacherously arrested him, and threw him into Gaol, where
he has now languished very near two Years.
Thus by a Series of severe Treatment, without any blameable or fraudulent
Step on his Part, Minelli, an entire Stranger, unacquainted even with the
Language of the Country, neglected and forgotten, might have perished this
Winter, had it not been for the Humanity of a Fellow-Prisoner, who has hitherto
in a Manner supported him.
His distressed Situation, he hopes, will plead his Excuse for this
Application to the Public, imploring their Favour and Encouragement to his
Assembly on the 23d Instant (at the Great Assembly Room in Fisamble-street,
where Tickets may be had at 5s. 5d. each) which some Persons of Distinction have
generously promised to countenance.
MARRIAGES.] A few Days ago, Terence Egan, Esq; of Annameddle, in the Co. of
Tipperary, to Miss Elizabeth O'Brien, Daughter of Matthew O'Brien, of
Kilnashanly Esq.--At Sligo, Mr. Thomas Cockran, Son of Edward Cockran, Esq; to
Miss Kitty Fitzgerald.--Mr. Robert Barker of Kells in the County of Meath, to
Miss Aston, of Frederick-street.-- At Cork, Mr. Willis, Commander of the Echo to
Miss Clarke, Daughter of Mr. Samuel Clarke, of Hammon's-March; and Mr.
Williamson, Commander of the Duke of York, to Miss Lippers.-- Mr. James Ryan,
Schoolmaster, aged 52, to Miss Polly Wall, of Thurless, in her 11th year.--Mr.
John Farrell, Attorney, to the Widow Pickering of Sligo.
DEATHS.] A few Days ago in Abby-street, Mr. Hugh Leatham, an eminent
Grocer.-- The Wife of Capt. Johnston, of Stephen's-green.-- In Smith-field,
Joseph Clarke, Gen.- and the Widow Murphy--On Ormond-Quay, the Wife of Mr.
Thomas Brazill, Butcher.-- At Corke, Mr. William Budd, many Years Clerk of
Christ-Church.-- In Ann-street near the Linen-hall, Mr. Plunket, an eminent
Bewer. Ballegilchrist in the Co. of Longford, aged 102. Mr John Reilly, a man
of unblemished Character, and who retained his Senses to the last Moment.-- In
Cook street, Mr. Nowlan, Vintner.
It is with sensible Concern we give the following Article of melancholy
News to the Public. Mrs. Green, Daughter of Mr. Forster, and Wife of Mr. Green,
both eminent Brewers of this City; died at her House in St. James's-street, last
Saturday Afternoon. As she was equalled by few, and exceeded by none, in the
social Virutes, universal Benevolence and Charity, candid Friendship, filial
Piety and conjugal Love more especially, her Death is lamented by all who knew
her, but leaves the tender Father and faithful Husband inconsoleable. She bore a
tedious and painful Disorder with uncommon Patience, and submitted to the last
Shock with that calm Resignation, which must ever attend good Sense, Virtue, and
pure Religion. So she lived, and so she died. "Go thou, and do likewise."
The Twelve-penny Household Loaf is to weigh 10 Pounds 12 Ounces 06 Dramchs.
The middle price of Wheat being at 2l. 0s. 6d.
THE SUCCESS, Thomas Dunn, Master, now taking in Goods at the Batchelor's
Walk, will sail the 25th of March next, full or not, (Wind and Weather
For Freight, apply to the Master, on the Customhouse-Quay; or to Messrs.
Alexander Montgomery and Son.
Dublin, Feb. 21, 1764.