!! Freeman Journal; June 19, 1764
- Freeman Journal
Tuesday, June 19, 1764
Cork, June 14. We hear from Clonmell that a Dispute having arose last Week
between Capt. B_r_n of the Army and Mr. _____ W_____h of that Town, they
resolved on deciding it by a Duel, at an appointed Place in the Country, where
they accordingly met, and each Gentleman discharged a Pistol. One was hit on the
Instep, which broke the Buckle in his Shoe and the other had a Ball pass through
his Skirt and Coat Pocket, on which the Seconds interfered afresh, and happily
prevented further ill Consequences by reconciling the Parties.
Tuesday Morning was married at Rathcooney Church, near this City, William
Perry, of Woodruff in the County of Tipperary, Esq; to Miss Nancy Pedder,
Daughter of Belcher Pedder, Esq;
DEATHS.] In Bowling-green-street, Mr. James Guitton, who for some Years had
retired with Reputation from the Sea-fearing Life. - In an advanced Age, Mrs.
Atkins, Relict of the late Alderman Atkins, one of the People called Quakers. -
Suddenly Mrs. Budd, Widow of the late William Budd, Clerk of Christ-Church
Last Wednesday Examinations began in our University for the two Fellowships
vacant by the Promotion of the Rev. Doctor Hugh Hamilton, to the Professorship
of Natural Philosophy in the University; and Mr Graydon deceased. The following
Gentlemen went in as Candidates, Messrs. Day, Connor, Usher, Kearney and
Fitzgerald. On Thursday Mr. Connor being taken ill, he discontinued the
Examinations. And Yesterday Messrs. Usher and Kearney were declared Fellows.
Last Saturday being Trinity Eve, the Boys educated &c, in the Royal
Free-School founded by King Charles the IId. in Queen-street, O?mantown,
according to an annual Custom, walked in Procession, to the Tholsel and thence
they preceded the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, &c. to Christ-Church, where
an occasional Sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr. Morgan. They afterwards
returned in like Manner to the Tholsel, where each Boy received a Saffron Cake
and a Glass of Wine, a Bounty given by the Guild of Merchants. The pretty
Appearance made by such a Number of Children, being about 170, (the Sons of
reduced Citizens) in their new Cloathing afforded a pleasing Prospect of their
future Utility to the Community, which consequently must attach every beneficent
Spectator to their Interests.
The Report of the late distinguished Captain Campbell's being promoted to
the Rank and Place of the late General Conway, is premature; For, though that
illustrious Gentleman has given a strong Instance of uncommon Valor, in calling
a Commander of signal Fortitude and equal Honour and Integrity, and Englishman
too, to a Court-Marshal, he has not yet been positively named to any of the
lately vacated military Employments; nor is it certain that he has an actual
Promise of the Reversion of any of those soon to be vacated.
Friday, June 15] General Fitzwilliam's Regiment of Horse and the Regiments
of Foot commanded by General Hodgson, General Lord Forbes, General Carr, General
Brudenell, and Colonel Owen, were reviewed in the Phoenix-Park, by Lieutenant
General Fowke; they all made a fine Appearance and went through their Evolutions
and Firings with the greatest Regularity, to the entire Satisfaction of the
General and all the Officers present.
Saturday, June 16. A silver Cup was stolen out of the Window of Mr. M'Clean
The Right Honourable Lord Kinsale, Captain Dobbs, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts,
Mess. Carleton, Fehrman, Minchin, Todd, Lennox, Lightbody, Blake, Geoghegan, and
the Mail arrived in the Besborough Packet from Holyhead.
MARRIED.] A few Days ago, Theophilus Bolton, Esq; to Miss Margaret Lyons,
Daughter of Charles Lyons of Ladystown in the County of Westmeath, Esq; - Mr.
Thomas Highland to Miss Nancy Norman, both of the Crampton-Court. - Counsellor
Blakeney, Nephew to the late Lord Blakeney, to Miss Gertrude Smith, of
DIED.] A few Days ago, at Mallow in the County of Corke, the Reverend Henry
Smyth, D.D., Archdeacon of Glandelagh, a Dignitary of St. Patrick's Cathedral,
Dubliln, Prebancy of Donoghmore in the Cathedral of Limerick, and Rector of
Kilteely, Newcastle and Monegay in said Diocese in Limerick - At Corke Cap.
James Guison, Master of a Vessel in that Port. - Dame-street, Mrs. Hannah Judd,
one of the People called Quakers.
The Play called, The Merchant of Venice, will be performed this Evening at
the Theatre in Smock-Alley; Shylock by Mr. Macklin, Launcelot by Mr. Shuter;
with a Farce called Lethe; the Characters of Lord Chalkstone, and the Old Man,
by Mr. Shuter. To which will be added the following Entertainment of Dancing:
End of Act the Third, A Comic Ballet, called, Le Marriage du Village; End of
Play a Grand Ballet Dance, called La Provencalle; by Monsieur Duberval, from the
King's Theatre in the Hay-market; and Signora Manaficre, from the Theatre Royal
in Convent Garden.
It is much to be wished, that some of our Grand Juries would take into
Consideration the Stumbling Blocks that are of late put up, instead of Posts, in
the principal Streets of this City. Posts to guard the Foot Passengers from
Carriages and Cattle are set up in Streets and Highways, in ever well regulated
Country. In England the whole Posts or the Heads of them are painted white, that
they may afford the better Direction in the Dark. They are always made three
Feet high, at the least, as a Person must be hurt less by coming with his whole
Body against a tall Post than railing over a short Stump. Regardless of these
Considerations, it is now the Fashion to set up little angular Stones about a
Foot high. And even some, who have had Stone and wooden Posts before their
Houses, have cut them down to the Model and Size of these Stumbling Blocks, by
which Carriages and Foot-Passengers have in the Dark suffered many irksome
Disasters. Why may they not be prevented as Nuisances?
The great Increase of wheeled Carriages in this Kingdom would afford a
pleasing Reflection in this City, did it not seem that the Coachmakers, claimed
a Right to engross whole Streets and Lanes so much to themselves, that several
of the widest Streets are greatly obstructed, and some of the narrower quite
blocked up by Carriages, new or old, standing before Coachmaker's Doors. This is
an Incroachment which loudly commands the correcting Hand of the Magistrate.
It is said by Travellers, that this is the only City in Europe, where the
Rebuilders of Houses are permitted to annoy all the Passengers, as well as the
Inhabitants of a Street, by throwing down Bricks, Stones and Rubbish in the open
Street. They go still further Here, and spread out Brickbats, Stones, and old
Mortar, to be ground by Carriages into the Dust, and then screen it, perhaps in
windy Weather to the extreme Prejudice of all the Neighbourhood, or if Rains
come on, a great Part of this pounded Rubbish is carried into our River, to
render the Navigation as difficult as a safe Passage through the Streets. The
Laws have provided against all these Evils if the Magistrates would but execute
them. In all well regulated Cities, the Undertakers of Pavement before their
Houses, to receive all Rubbish, as well as all Materials for Building; so that
the Neighbourhood feels but little, and Passengers less Inconvenience from the
building and rebuilding of Houses. What Pity it is, our Magistrates do not, Go
and do likewise!
Cathy Joynt Labath
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