!! Freeman Journal; 27 Dec 1763
- Freeman Journal
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
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
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.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT: A BALLAD FARCE. Of Two Acts.
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
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