Freeman's Journal; Oct 30, 1764
- The Public Register or Freeman's Journal
Tuesday, October 30, 1764
Hugh Hill, Esq; late Collector of Strangford, is appointed Collector of
Londonderry, in the Room of Robert Harrison, Esq; who hath resigned.
Oct. 24 ] Mr. Sheriff Hart, attended by the City Officers, inspected the
several Markets and ins his Progress seized a Quantity of unsound Beef,
Mutton and Pork, which were burned on Ormond-Quay. And last Saturday he
visited the Markets again, and seized a Quantity of light Bread and
unsaleable Meat, which were distributed to the Poor.
26.] At an Adjournment of the Quarters Sessions, Dan. M'Kenzie, a Serjant,
in the 59th Regiment, was found Guilty for assaulting Mr. James Hodson, as
set forth in this Paper of the 3d of July last. He was fined one Mark, and
sentenced to one Month's Imprisonment in Newgate. But on M'Kenzie's begging
Mr. Hodson's Pardon in Court, the latter, humanely interceded for him to the
Court, to have his Sentence mitigated, when the Court was pleased to reduce
the Fine to Six-pence, and his Imprisonment to one Week. - It were to be
wished that every Citizen would with equal Spirit and Candour, support the
Peace of this City, and maintain the Civil Power. To the Honour of Mr.
Hodson, we mention it, that in Court he declared, "His Motive for carrying
on this Prosecution was not from any personal Resentment to the Prisoner,
but to deter others from disturbing the Peace of the city, and to caution
every Order of Men, not to insult the Citizens." And indeed his Conduct has
manifested his Intentions.
William Kirwan and Anne Sexton were tried and found guilty, at the
Commission of Oyer and Terminer, for robbing Peter Malone in Poolbeg-street,
and received Sentence of Death.
On Saturday last, Michael Lennen, late Servant to Mr. Joseph Rawlins, of
Francis-street, was found guilty of robbing his Shop of Goods.
BIRTH.] Last Thursday, the Lady of John Rochfort, jun, Esq, a Son.
MARRIED.] A few Days ago, John Conry of Portahello, in the County of
Roscommon, Esq. to Miss Mary Farrell of Lougherrill, in the County of
Leitrim.-- Mr. Thomas Craige, of Kennedy's-Lane, to Miss Moore, of
Temple-Lane.-- Mr. Barry, of Strand-Street to Miss Boyle, of the Blind-Quay,
with a Fortune of 600l.
DEATHS.] Died lately near Tuam, after a short illness, the Rev. Mr. Hector
Middleton.-- In Caple-Street, Madame Giordani, Mother of the celebrated
By the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin.
WHEREAS great Numbers of idle Vagabonds and vagrant Beggars, of both
Sexes, with a Number of clamorcus Children, are observed to strole about the
Streets, and this City is become the common Receptacle of Objects,
disfigured and frightful, as well as pretending to be miserable, from all
Parts of the Kingdom. And whereas, upon Application to the Governors of the
Work-house of this City, they have granted out of their Fund a Supply, for
maintaining and employing in Bridewel such Beggars as shall be apprehended
and sent thither by my Order, which is now fitted up for their Reception;
and all Children of such Beggars will be received into the Work-house, in
order to be bred up Protestants, and to Industry. In order to carry the said
Scheme effectually into Execution, I do hereby require and command all
Constables of this City, Beadles and Constables of the several Parishes of
this City, from and after the 10th of November next, to seize upon and take
up all Beggars of both Sexes and of all Ages, who shall be found begging and
asking Alms in any Part of this City without Badges; and all Shoe-boys and
idle vagrant Persons, who shall not betake themselves to Labour, and have no
visible Way of getting a Livelihood, and bring them before me, so as they
may be committed to Bridewel, and be kept to hard Labour; and I hereby
command all such Beggars, &c. to depart from this City before the said Day,
for if any be found begging after, they shall be punished with the utmost
Rigour of the Law. And as such Beggars are injurious to the Inhabitants of
this City, and as the Law has directed and enabled every Housekeeper and
Inhabitant of this City, to command the Beadle and Constable of his Parish,
under the Penalty of Twenty Shillings, to seize and take up such Beggars. I
require that every Housekeeper and Inhabitant, but more particularly the
Church Wardens, Sidesmen, and Directors of the Watch, in the several
Parishes of this City, will give their Assistance to the Execution of this
good Design, and return to me the Names of such Beadle or Constable as shall
refuse to obey their Commands in Execution of the same, that I may punish
Given at the Tholsel Chamber, the 20th Day of October, 1764.
[God Save the King.]
Cathy Joynt Labath
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