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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    January 8, 1751 The Pennsylvania Gazette Run away on the 30th of December last, from the subscriber living in Packston township, Lancaster county, and province
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      January 8, 1751
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Run away on the 30th of December last, from the subscriber
      living in Packston township, Lancaster county, and province of
      Pennsylvania, a servant man, named Richard Pritchard, born in
      Wales, but was brought up in Ireland, a middle size fellow,
      well set, of a fresh complexion, one of his under teeth longer
      than the rest, with short black hair, almost as coarse as
      horsehair, speaks with a lisp, and takes snuff, about 25 or 30
      years of age: Had on when he went away, a large felt hat,
      worsted cap, two shorts, one ruffled, a blue German serge
      coat, with flash sleeves, an olive green coat, half worn, long
      waisted, with short skirts, old cloth breeches, with metal
      buttons, dark brown stockings, and a pair of blue worsted
      ones, and old shoes, one of them has a slit in the upper
      leather, it being too tight, with brass buckles: Said servant
      has been in the army, and on board a man of war, and pretends
      to know something of the plaisterer, painter, and
      miller business. Whoever takes up and secures said servant,
      or gives notice of him, to Jeremiah Warder, Hatter, in
      Philadelphia, so that his master may have him again, shall
      have Three Pounds reward, and reasonable charges, paid by
      James McKnight, or John Harris, Ferryman.

      February 26, 1751
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Run away on the 17th inst. from the subscribers, living in
      Chester county, two servant men, one named Andrew Robinson,
      came last summer from the north of Ireland, by the way of
      Dublin, of a middle stature, sandy complexion, about 20 years
      of age. Had on good shoes, white yarn stockings, old cloth
      breeches, brownish coat, half worn, blue jacket, without
      sleeves, ozenbrigs shirt, a newish felt hat, a worsted cap.
      The other named Edward Eling, a native Irishman, speaks plain
      English, of a short stature, about 30 years of age, has been
      in this country before, and served his time in or near
      Lancaster, and again came over a servant last summer from
      Ireland: Had on 2 jackets, the uppermost of blue kersey, old
      shoes, yarn stockings, new buckskin breeches, check shirt, and
      an old beaver hat. Whoever takes up the said servants, and
      brings them to their masters, or to Chester goal, shall have
      Three Pounds reward for each, paid by PETER DICKS, and
      HUMPHREY JOHNSON.


      March 28, 1751
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Run away the 17th of this inst. from the subscriber, living in
      Pilesgrove township, Salem county, a servant man, named Roger
      Noland, came from Ireland, of middle stature, speaks good
      English: he served 4 years in this province before, then went
      on the expeditions to Cape Breton and Canada; he is a likely
      fellow, of a fresh complexion, has black hair, and is slim; he
      is a drunken, impudent, forward fellow in company, and talks
      much; Had on when he went away, a goof coat, between a dove
      and ash colour, breeches of the same, the coat is trimmed with
      3 holes in the flap, and 3 in the sleeve, a good holland
      shirt, grey yarn stockings, neats leather shoes, a small
      brimmhat, more than half worn, and a very old lightish
      colourjacket. Whoever takes up and secures said servant in
      any goal, so that his master may have him again, shall have
      Fifty Shillings reward, and reasonable charges, paid by MOUNCE
      KEEN.

      April 18, 1751
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Run away from Adam McCool, Blacksmith, of West Nantmell,
      Chester county, an apprentice lad, named Francis Cannon, born
      in Ireland, of middle stature, full face, short bushy black
      hair, well built, much given to drink, and as he walks takes
      long steps, much given to singing and playing on the jews
      harp: Had on when he went away, a new felt hat, a brown and
      yellow silk and worsted coat, lined with yellow silk, full
      trimmed, blue camblet jacket and breeches, lined with brown
      shaloon, a new white shirt, blue stockings, good shoes, with
      pewter buckles. Whoever takes up the said apprentice, and
      brings him to his master, or secures him so as he may have him
      again, shall have Forty Shillings reward, and reasonable
      charges, paid by ADAM McCOOL.

      N.B. The coat is wove burdeye fashion.

      December 5, 1751
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Run away, from on board a sloop at Poghkeepsie, in Dutches
      county, an Irish Servant man, named Nicholas McDaniel aged
      about 20 years, came lately from Ireland with Capt. Anderson,
      and is about 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high; carried with him a
      gun, and is supposed to have gone down along the West side of
      Hudsonriver, to Pennsylvania: had on a brown pea jacket, a
      cap, and a woollen hat; he speaks but indifferent English, has
      a wild look, says one Henry Mulhall, in Amboy, is his uncle;
      he has a brother at Poughkeepsie, who is also a Servant to
      James Isaiah Ross, of New York, merchant, and came over in the
      same vessel. Whoever takes up the said Nicholas McDaniel, and
      secures him, so that the said James Isaiah Ross, his master,
      may have him again, shall have Five Pounds reward, and all
      reasonable charges, paid by JAMES ISAIAH ROSS.

      December 5, 1751
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Run away on the 2d inst. from Arthur McIlveen, near Woodberry,
      in Deptford township, Gloucester county, in the Province of
      West Jersey, A servant man, named John Welch, about 25 years
      of age, a likely well set fellow, about 5 feet 6 inches high:
      Had on when he went away, a blue cloth jacket, white shirt,
      old buckskin breeches, blue worsted stockings, 2 pair of
      pumps, with brass buckles; he was born in Ireland, and speaks
      with the brogue. He took with him a white mare, about twelve
      hands high, with wall eyes. Said Welch is a weaver by trade,
      and was formerly a servant to John Cooper, weaver of Chester
      county, in Pennsylvania. Whoever takes up said servant, and
      secures him in gloucester goal, so that his master may have
      him again, shall have Twenty Shillings reward, and reasonable
      charges, paid by ARTHUR MCILVEEN.


      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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