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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    March 6, 1760 The Pennsylvania Gazette MADE his Escape, in the Night of the 29th of February, from the Subscriber, living in the Borough of Chester, one
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      March 6, 1760
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      MADE his Escape, in the Night of the 29th of February, from
      the Subscriber, living in the Borough of Chester, one Patrick
      Slaven, born in the North of Ireland, is a short middling set
      Fellow, sandy Complexion, with short bushy Hair, much
      freckled, little Eyes, a down Look, has had one of his Legs
      broke, which may be perceived. Had on when he went away a
      short light coloured Coat, bluish Jacket, old Breeches, of a
      darkish Colour, check Shirt, Yarn Stockings, and new Shoes,
      with plain Silver Buckles. Whoever takes up the said Fellow,
      and brings him to Chester Goal, shall have Forty Shillings
      Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by JOHN KEELIN.


      March 27, 1760
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Philadelphia, March 25, 1760.
      RUN away on Friday night, the 21st inst. from Theophilus
      Gardner, of this city, a servant girl, indented by the name of
      Lotis Barris (but says her real name is Sheldon) she is about
      5 feet 8 inches high, round full faced, fresh complexioned,
      dark hair, 20 years of age and very fat; was born in Drummore,
      in the north of Ireland and brought into this Province in
      August, 1758, by captain Dingee. Had on a lawn cap, a dark
      silk spotted handkerchief, a dark small figured silk and
      thread long gown, a short calico one over it, a striped lincey
      petticoat, yarn stockings, half worn shoes, and large white
      metal shoe buckles, with stones set therein; she also carried
      with her other apparel, with which she will probably change
      her dress. Whoever secures said servant in any goal, within
      this or the neighbouring governments, shall have Forty
      Shillings reward, and reasonable charges, paid by THEOPHILUS
      GARDNER.

      N.B. All masters of vessels are forbid to carry her off,
      and others to harbour her at their peril.


      April 24, 1760
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Philadelphia, April 23, 1760.
      RUN away, last Night, from George Wells, Shipwright, an
      Apprentice Lad, named James Sanns, born in Ireland, 23 Years
      of Age, about five Feet seven Inches high, Pock marked, and
      has brown Hair. Had on a green Jacket, good Buckskin Breeches,
      blue Yarn Stockings, striped Cotton Shirts, but it is supposed
      he will change his Cloths: He took with him a brown Cloth
      Coat, a striped Cotton red and white Jacket, a green Velvet
      Shape Ditto, a good Beaver Hat, and other Cloaths. Whoever
      takes up the said Apprentice, and brings or secures him, so
      that the Subscriber may have him again, shall have Forty
      Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by GEORGE WELLS.

      N.B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to take him away at
      their Peril.


      August 28, 1760
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      TWENTY POUNDS REWARD.
      RUN away, on the 28th of July last, from the Subscriber,
      living in Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, A Convict
      Servant Man, named John Murphey, born in Ireland, about 28
      Years of Age, by Trade a Joiner, a low set Fellow, about 5
      Feet 4 Inches high, struts in his Walk, has a pale Complexion,
      large black Beard and Eyebrows, wide Mouth, and pleasant
      Countenance, sings extraordinarily well, having followed it in
      the Playhouses in London, talks proper English, and that in a
      polite Manner; his Apparel not all known by me, but had a fine
      hat, almost new, good Wig, and Linen, both coarse and fine,
      two brown Cloth Jackets, with and without Sleeves, new black
      knit Breeches, also good Buckskin Ditto, fine white Cotton
      Stockings, and others, Brass Buckles, and good Shoes. I
      believe he has a musical Grammar, the Owner Name wrote in it
      Richard Rigg; likewise I am informed had a Quantity of
      Dollars, and likely to be base Metal, as he seems experienced
      in coining. It is imagined he has forged a Pass, and likely
      will deny his Name, Trade and Place of Nativity. Whoever
      secures the said Convict in any Goal, so as his Master may
      have him again, shall have the above Reward, and if brought
      home, reasonable Charges, paid by JOHN PATTERSON.

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

      September 4, 1760
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      FOUR POUNDS REWARD,
      RUN away on the 27th ult. from on board the Ship Harvey, James
      Blair Commander, just then arrived from Newry, in Ireland, Two
      Servant Men, viz. Arthur Kelly, about five Feet eight Inches
      high, about 35 Years of Age, a stout strong build Fellow, of a
      fresh Complexion, pretty round faced, and something heavy and
      ill looking about his Brows. Had on when he went away, an old
      light coloured Coat, much patched and darned, a short green
      Waistcoat, much wore, dirty Sheep skin Breeches, Yarn
      Stockings, Shoes better than half wore, and wears a brown cut
      Wig, and an old Hat. The other, James Richardson, by Trade a
      Weaver, about five Feet three Inches high, 27 or 28 Years of
      Age: Had on when he went away, an old Orange coloured Coat and
      Waistcoat, old Sheep skin Breeches, much broke, without Shoes
      or Stockings, wears a Cap, and says he has a Brother somewhere
      in the Country. Whoever apprehends said Servants, and secures
      them in any Goal, so that their Master may have them again, or
      brings them to the Subscriber, in Philadelphia, shall receive
      Four Pounds Reward, or Forty Shillings for each, and all
      reasonable Charges, paid by

      WILLIAM BLAIR.


      October 30, 1760
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Philadelphia, October 21, 1760.
      RUN away from the Subscriber, last Sunday Morning, a Servant
      Man, named Thomas Heggarty, lately arrived from the North of
      Ireland, is about 5 Feet 6 Inches high, and 25 Years of Age:
      Had on a grey Frize upper Jacket, a blue under Jacket, old
      Leather Breeches, grey ribbed Worsted Stockings, new Shoes,
      new Felt Hat, and Check Shirt, wore his Hair tied behind,
      talks very bad English, and scarcely understands what is said
      to him. Whoever takes up and secures said Servant in any
      County Goal, or brings him to the Subscriber, in Philadelphia,
      shall have Two Pistoles Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid
      by DAVID CALDWELL.

      N.B. As he was bought for the Use of the Speedwell Forge,
      in Lancaster County, in case he is taken up in or near the
      said County, it is requested that he may be carried to James
      Old, living at said Forge, who will pay the above Reward, and
      Charges.


      December 4, 1760
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away, on the 25th of last Month, from the Subscriber,
      living near Christiana Creek, in Chester County, a Servant
      Man, lately from Ireland, named James McFilie, about 20 Years
      of Age, has short black Hair, dark Complexion, slender, about
      5 Feet 8 Inches high, grey Eyes; had on a Castor Hat, an old
      blue Cloth Coat, patched at the Elbows, an old Velvet
      Waistcoat, old Cloth Breeches, Check Shirt, a Pair of white
      Stockings, and another Pair of grey, and a pair of Shoes; he
      pretends to be a Dancer. Whoever takes up and secures said
      Servant, so as his Master gets him again, shall have Three
      Pounds Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by ANDREW McDOWELL.


      November 27, 1760
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Philadelphia, November 18, 1760.
      RUN away last Sunday Night from his Creditors, in Kennet,
      Chester County, one Matthew Pearson, about 30 Years of Age,
      five Feet ten Inches high, is full faced, and well set: Had on
      when he went away, a Beaver Hat, light coloured Wig, light
      coloured Cloth Coat, Snuff coloured Thickset Jacket and
      Breeches, blue Worsted Stockings, and Neats Leather Shoes; he
      took with him a new knit Buff coloured Jacket Pattern, and a
      new Silver Watch, with an enamelled Face, a green Silk String,
      and a Pinchbeck Seal; the MakerName, Williams, London.
      Whoever takes up and secures said Matthew Pearson, so that his
      Creditors may have him again, shall have Three Pounds Reward,
      and reasonable Charges, paid by JOSEPH MUSGRAVE, STEPHEN
      ANDERSON, JOSEPH PEIRSON, OR WILLIAM WILLIAMS.

      N.B. As he is lately from Ireland, it is supposed he will
      go there; all Masters of Vessels are forbid carrying him off
      at their Peril.


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