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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    August 11, 1757 The Pennsylvania Gazette RUN away, the 31st of July last, from the Subscriber, living in Cecil County, near New London, a Servant Woman, named
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      August 11, 1757
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away, the 31st of July last, from the Subscriber, living
      in Cecil County, near New London, a Servant Woman, named Jane
      Dagnon, is middle sized, of a swarthy Complexion, has dark
      brown Hair, splay Feet, stoops as she walks, speaks pretty
      good English, and came in with Captain Falls last June from
      Ireland: Had on and with her, when she went away, an old brown
      Camblet Gown, old quilted Petticoat, Calicoe Bed Gown, new
      Check Apron, two Pair of Shoes, one Pair Stockings, blue and
      white, two coarse Shifts, the Pattern of a Gown of light
      coloured stuff, striped and checkered. Whoever takes up and
      secures said Servant, so as the Owner may have her again,
      shall have Twenty Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges,
      paid by JOHN MACKEY.
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      September 29, 1757
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Newport, New Castle County, September 24, 1757.
      RUN away on Friday Night, the 23d Instant, from the
      Subscriber, a Servant Girl, named Catherine Preden, lately
      come from Ireland; she is a short thick chunky Girl, and had
      on when she went away, a striped Calicoe Gown, with Shells
      between the Stripes; also a striped Linen Gown, and a Linsey
      Petticoat, striped yellow and black, and a brown Linsey Ditto,
      white Yarn Stockings, and old Shoes, without Buckles. Whoever
      takes up said Girl, and brings her to her Master, or secures
      her in any Goal, and sends Notice thereof, shall have Twenty
      Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by me JAMES
      BROOM.
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      July 20, 1758
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Run away on the 20th of June, and on the 11th of this Instant
      July, from Adam Williams, at the Burnt Houses on Schuylkill,
      two Servant Women; the one named Betty Ashburn, is well set,
      has black Hair, about 50 years of Age, and was born in
      Ireland. Had on when she went away, an old Calicoe short Gown,
      a grey Linsey Woolsey Ditto, a striped, and a white Linen
      Apron, blue Stockings new Shoes, striped Handkerchief, white
      Cap, a Straw Hat, and a Linsey Woolsey grey and white
      Petticoat; and when she eats is remarkable, by chawing only on
      one Side of her Mouth.

      The other named Mary Peterson, is a well set, fat, lusty
      Woman, much Pockmarked, has black Hair, is about 22 Years of
      Age, this Country born, of English parents: Had on when she
      went away, a fine white Cap, a white Silk Bonnet, a white
      Handkerchief, and old white and blue Gown, a Quilted
      Petticoat, one Side almost green, and the inside red and
      white, a new Hemp linen Shift and an old one, white Stockings,
      and old patched Shoes. Whoever takes up and secures said
      Servants, so that their Master may have them again, shall have
      Twenty Shillings Reward for each, and reasonable Charges, paid
      by

      ADAM WILLIAMS.

      N.B. It is thought they are secreted in Town.

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      January 25, 1759
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away on Sunday, the 21st Instant, from the Subscriber, in
      Passyunk Township, on a Plantation of Mr. Joseph Sim, an
      Irish Servant Girl, named Martha Steward, about 18 years of
      Age, has a full Face, low Forehead, a double Chin, and black
      Hair; Had on when she went away, an old black Bonnet, a dark
      brown short Cloak, a yellow Linsey Gown, half worn, a blue
      quilted Petticoat, an under blue and white striped Linsey
      Ditto, old clumsy Shoes, with black Tape Strings, with several
      Holes tore in the Straps by tying the Strings. She came from
      Antrim, in the North of Ireland, and talks much in the Scotch
      Manner. Whoever secures said Girl, so as her Master may have
      again, shall receive, if taken in this County, Twenty
      Shillings, or in any other County, Forty Shillings this
      Currency, and reasonable Charges, from JEFFERY HODNETT.
      Jan. 23. 1759
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      June 21, 1759
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Laetitia Court,
      Philadelphia, on the 7th of this instant, June, A Servant Boy,
      named James Shannon, about 18 years of Age, born in Ireland,
      about 5 Feet 6 Inches high, slender made, pretty much freckled
      in the Face, and walks a little bending: Had on when he went
      away, A darkish colour Cloth Coat, the fore Parts lined with
      blue (which he has out grown) a Thickset Jacket, black
      Stockings, Breeches, new Check Shirt, white Cap, new Silk
      Handkerchief, half worn castor Hat, blue grey Worsted
      Stockings, and good Shoes, with new fashioned square carved
      Buckles. He took with him a double breasted Nankeen Jacket, a
      good white Shirt, and very likely some other Things. Whoever
      takes up said Servant, and secures him, (so as his Master may
      have him again, shall have Three Pounds Reward, and all
      reasonable Charges, paid by me BENJAMIN JACKSON.

      N.B. It is supposed he is inlisted in some of the
      Provincial Companies; and, if so, the Captain of the Company
      in which he is inlisted is requested to confine said Servant,
      as whoever harbours or secrets him, will be prosecuted as the
      Law directs. If taken out of the Province, Five Pounds Reward
      will be given.
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      June 14, 1759
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      THREE POUNDS Reward,
      RUN away from his Bail, out of St. George Hundred, New
      Castle County, upon Delaware, a certain Thomas McLane, born in
      Ireland, is about five Feet four Inches high, has black curled
      Hair, broad Face, speaks tolerable good English, is very
      talkative, and pretends to tell Fortunes. Had on, when he went
      away, an old brown Coat and Jacket, Leather Breeches, Shoes
      and Stockings, and an old Felt Hat. He served his Time in
      Chester County, in the Province of Pennsylvania, has been in
      the Back Country, and fond to boast that he has been in
      several Skirmishes with the Indians. Whoever takes up the said
      Thomas McLane, and secures him in any Goal, shall be intitled
      to the above Reward of Three Pounds, paid by HENRY VANBEEBER.
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      September 13, 1759
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away the 4th of this inst. September, from John Galbreath,
      of the City of Philadelphia, a Servant Woman, named Mary
      Brown, she is of a swarthy Complexion, and has sorish Eyes;
      had on when she went away, a brown and white cross barred
      Worsted Gown, a spotted Gause Cap, and a blue Ribbon, a brown
      homespun Shift, a Linsey Petticoat, and half worn Shoes and
      Stockings. Whoever takes up and secures said Servant, so that
      she may be had again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, and
      reasonable Charges, paid by JOHN GALBREATH.

      N.B. Said Servant came over from Ireland with Capt.
      Dingee, about this Time last Year.

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      December 6, 1759
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      THREE POUNDS REWARD.
      Run away, on the 30th of November last, from the Subscriber,
      living in Sadsbury Township, Lancaster County, an Irish
      Servant Man, named Richard Ryan, about 5 Feet 10 Inches high,
      fair Complexion, with red Hair, has a short Step when he
      walks, and lifts his Feet quick. Took Abundance of good
      Cloathing with him, viz. a blue Broadcloth Coat, with a small
      Velvet Collar, a Lead coloured Stuff Coat, Jacket and
      Breeches, a green Velvet Jacket, lined with red, two Hats, one
      coarse, the other fine, three Pair of Breeches, one pair of
      them new Buckskin, another Pair of light coloured Cloth, with
      small Metal Buttons at the Knees, several Pair of large
      Petticoat Trowsers, two Pair of Shoes, one of them new. He has
      an old Indenture with him, which supposed he will pass
      by. He is very talkative, and apt to mention the Part of
      Ireland he came from, viz. the Town of Clomell, in the County
      of Tipperary. Whoever takes up and secures said Servant, so as
      his Master may have him again, shall have Three Pounds reward,
      paid by WILLIAM VOGAN.

      N.B. Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry him off at
      their Peril.


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