!! Freeman Journal; Jan 14, 1764
- Freeman Journal
Jan. 14, 1764
Limerick, Jan. 9- Last Week was married William Henn, Esq; to Miss Bridget
Browne, Daughter of Edmund Browne, of the County of Clare, Esq; On the 20th last
was married at Sanville, James Godsell, Esq; to Miss Adams of London.
Yesterday was committed to Goal, one Slattery, for so inhumanly cutting and
maiming a Soldier of Col. Owens's Regiment, that his Life is despaired of.
Cork, Jan. 9. Saturday was committed to the City Goal, Timothy Crowley,
charged with feloniously taking away fifteen Guineas, one Camlet Mantle, and one
Crock of Butter, Value 1l.5s. the Property of James Wool.
On Friday the 6th instant, died in her Chair, in her Home in
Dominick-street, Mrs. Jane Sampson, Widow of Michael Sampson, of the City of
Dublin, Esq; and on Sunday the 8th she was buried in Drumcondra.
Saturday a most melancholy Accident happened at Newbridge in Fingall;
Master Newenham, Son of the most worthy High Sheriff of the County of Dublin,
and Miss Monk, seeing a Powder Horn with some Gunpowder in it, they threw it on
the Fire, which immediately burnt, and made such an Explosion as to burn the
young Gentleman in so shocking a manner, that he died the Day after, and the
young Lady is severely burned, but is in a fair Way of Recovery.
Tuesday Morning, six Villains broke into the House of the Widow Butler,
near Kilbrew, and, not content with the robbing her of six Guineas, and every
valuable Moveable, cut her terribly with their Knives, and tortured her in a
most shocking Manner.- The Villains were pursued, and it is hoped they will be
taken, as there were so many concerned.
With pleasure, we can assure the Publick, that the Paragraph in some of
Yesterday's Papers, promulging the Death of Mr. Trimble of Francis-Street, is
without Foundation, that Gentleman being in perfect Health.
It is with uncommon Regret we convey the following Piece of melancholy News
to the Public, as it must diffuse Grief as far as the Subject's Name is known.
Late last Wednesday Evening died of a Fever taken in Child-bed, Mrs. Steuart,
Wife of William Steuart, Esq; of Stafford-Street, in this City, and Daughter of
Sir Richard Butler, Bart. She enjoyed her Senses to the last, and bore a painful
and distressful Disorder, with that patient Submission, which accompanies "The
gay Conscience of a Life "well spent," and indicates that Sweetness and Serenity
of Temper, which rendered her as universally beloved in Life, as she is now
lamented in Death. From a most just and exalted Sense of Religious Duties,
flowed all the social Virtues in the highest Degree: For to the tenderer Offices
of Society, filial Piety, conjugal Love, and parental Affection, and Friendship
hardly to be paralleled, she added the most extensive Benevolence and Charity,
with native Politeness, and the most engaging Affability. And what hightened all
these excellent Qualities, they were the pure Emotions of her Heart, and were
consequently as unaffected, as they were void of Ostentation. No wonder then,
that Words cannot express the Heart-felt Sorrow which attends this Lady's Death.
Yet it must be every good Man's ardent Wish," So to live, and so to die.-- Let
me die the Death of the Righteous, and let my last End be like his!"
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News