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!! Freeman Journal; 27 Dec 1763

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    Freeman Journal Dublin, Ireland 27 Dec 1763 IRELAND Belfast, Dec. 23. By a letter from Madeira to this Town, dated the 13th of October, there is an Account,
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      Freeman Journal
      Dublin, Ireland
      27 Dec 1763

      Belfast, Dec. 23. By a letter from Madeira to this Town, dated the 13th of
      October, there is an Account, that the Robert and Betty, Capt. John Cottiman,
      from Liverpool for St. Augustine, with 216 Passengers, and 16 Sailors, were cast
      away on the Voyage; and of the whole, but 26 were saved; the Captain being among
      the Number of those who were drowned.
      The Ship Pitt, John Montgomery, from Larne, with Passengers, arrived safe
      at New York after an agreeable Passage of only five Weeks, and all well.
      Cork, Dec. 2. Yesterday Evening Mr. Selle performed in the County
      Court-house on the Stiff Rope and Slack Wire, with great Applause; in
      particular, his standing on his Head on the Wire and the Wire in full Swing, was
      allowed by all Spectators, to exceed any Thing ever performed here in that Way.
      Yesterday morning died at his House on the Coal-Quay, Mr. Thomas M'Namara,
      Merchant, a Gentleman of exceeding good Character, and much lamented by his

      Leave is given to bring in Heads of a Bill for Relief of Hugh White, of the
      City of Dublin, Merchant, and of the Creditors of the said Hugh White.
      A new Writ is ordered to be issued for Electing a Burgess to serve in
      Parliament for the Borough of Banagher in the King's County, in the Room of John
      Pigott, Esq; deceased.
      21st] There was taken up near Howth, several Casks and Bales of Goods;
      their Marks on the Bales are T E on the Casks P P S; there were also young Trees
      taken up; It is imagined, that the Vessel which had these Goods on Boards was
      from Bourdeaux.
      22.] A Party of Villains made an Effort to rob Mr. Dutton's House in Dorset
      Street, by shattering the Shop Door; but on hearing a Noise they decamped
      without any Booty.- For several Nights past, other Houses in that Neighbourhood
      have been attempted, it is thought by the same Villains.
      His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to appoint John
      Hamilton of Brown Hall in the County of Donegal, Esq. to be a Deputy Governor in
      that County.
      Monday Night, Mr. Flood Butcher on the Glibb, driving a Cow down Dirty
      Lane, was attacked by a Number of Rioters, who abused him in most shocking
      Manner without the least Provocation; One of the Offenders has been taken and
      lodged in Newgate.
      MARRIED.] A few Days ago, Edward Butler, of Edmondsbury in the Queen's
      County, Esq; to Miss Sarah Harrington, only Daughter of Anderson Harrington, of
      Grangecon in the County of Wicklow, Esq; - At Tullig, near Mill Street in the
      County of Corke, Joseph Barry, of Mallow, Esq; M.D. to Miss Elizabeth Leader,
      eldest Daughter of Henry Leader, Esq.
      DEATHS.] A few Days since, in the County of Tyrone, the Rev. John Ker,
      Rector of the Parish of Doneavy, and one of the Prebendaries in the Diocese of
      Clogher.- In Mary's Lane, Mr. John Horner, Jun. he was a dutiful son, a
      steadfast Friend, and a good Liver.- In James's Street, Mr. Peter Curtis, Wine
      Merchant; Son of Mr. Richard Curtis, Tanner.- At Castletown near Tuam,
      deservedly lamented, the Rev. John Echlin, Vicar General of the Diocese of
      Tuam.- At Lyread in the County of Corke, Mr. Timothy M'Carthy.- Mr. Robert King,
      of an unblemished Character, who for many Years belonged to the Custom House
      Stores.- In New John's Lane Mr. Ephraim Smallwood.- At Ballyree, near Armagh,
      the Revd. Mr. Maxwell, Dissenting Minister of that Place.- In Church Street, Mr.
      Christopher Tute, Son of Mr. Nicholas Tute, Grocer.- In Skinner Row, the Wife of
      Mr. John Talberry.

      A Large Parcel of Smart Beer and Beef Barrell Hoops; to be sold by William
      Rawlins, at his Timber-Yard in Indian-Alley.

      This Day is published by A. M'Culloh, in Henry-street, and S. Price, in
      Dame-street, Booksellers. Price 3d.
      As performed at the Theatres in LONDON and DUBLIN.

      [Note: Wondering if Mr. Selle is of the Selle's-Floto Circus that one of my
      McNally families toured with as horse trainers!]

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
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