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    July 2, 1761 The Pennsylvania Gazette RUN away from the Subscriber, about the 23d of March last, living in Ann Arundel County, Maryland, a Convict Servant Man,
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      July 2, 1761
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from the Subscriber, about the 23d of March last,
      living in Ann Arundel County, Maryland, a Convict Servant Man,
      named William Smith, about 20 Years of Age, born in Ireland, a
      white looking Fellow, whitish Eyes, and has a Scar on one of
      his Arms or Knees: Took with him, when he went away, a small
      bay Horse, about 13 Hands high, with a Blaze in his Face, bob
      Tail, trots and gallops, branded G H, or H G : its likely may
      change his Name. Whoever takes up the said Fellow, and brings
      him to the Subscriber, shall have Ten Pistoles Reward, paid by

      JOHN DORSEY, Son of John.


      July 23, 1761
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Philadelphia, July 18, 1761.
      FORTY SHILLINGS REWARD.
      RUN away, on the 17th Inst. from the Subscriber, living in
      Evesham, Burlington County, West New Jersey, a Servant Woman,
      named Eleanor Ferrell, born in Ireland, talks good English, is
      of a short Stature, long visage, has brown Hair; Had on and
      took with her, a cross barred dark Worsted Gown, three short
      Calicoe Gowns, one of them double; three good Shifts, one of
      them new; three good speckled Aprons, one white Ditto, one red
      Petticoat, one home spun Ditto, with green, blue and white
      Stripes; a white Flannel Ditto, a Pair of blue worsted
      Stockings, with white clocks; one Pair of Leather Shoes, with
      Straps and Leather Heels; a new Pair of yellow Stuff Shoes,
      with red Binding; a Pair of odd Buckles, a considerable
      Quantity of Caps, several Handkerchiefs, and two Silk Ones; a
      Pair of black Silk Mittens, a new black Silk Bonnet, a Bag,
      with a Yard of white Linen, and a Quarter of Cambrick in it;
      and sundry other Things. She served some Time with Joseph
      Biddle, of Springfield; and Zachariah Rossell, of Mountholly.
      Whoever takes up the said Servant and secures her in any Goal,
      and gives Notice thereof, shall received the above Reward, and
      all reasonable Charges, paid by me THOMAS TALMAN.


      September 3, 1761
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Wilmington, August 28, 1761.
      RUN away, in the Night, between the 26th and 27th instant,
      from on board the Sloop Speedwell, John Lockhart Master, for
      Providence, lying at Wilmington, a certain John James, a
      Sailor, after receiving one Month Advance, born in Wales,
      but bred, as he says, in the North of Ireland; a well set Down
      looking Fellow, about 5 Feet 10 Inches high, wears a Wig, his
      other Clothes cannot be described. He has a Pearl over one of
      his Eyes, but not readily discerned. Whoever brings, or
      secures said Fellow in any goal, so that he may be brought to
      Justice, shall have Five Pounds Reward, paid by THOMAS DOWDLE,
      in Wilmington.

      October 29, 1761
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Easton, October 14, 1761.
      BROKE out of Easton Goal, on the 14th Instant, the two
      following Persons, viz. One named Thomas McCormick, who was
      committed on Suspicion of having murdered two Men in the
      Forks; he is a thick well set Fellow, about 5 Feet 8 Inches
      high, wears his own short black curled hair, squints with both
      his Eyes, somewhat marked with the Small Pox, born in Ireland,
      and speaks bad English, much on the Brogue, is an ill looking
      Fellow, much addicted to Drinking and Swearing: Had on very
      little or no Cloathing, except a Piece of an old green Gown,
      which he wrapt about him, and a Pair of Trowsers and Shirt.
      the other of them named John Burk, a thick well set fellow,
      and much the same size of said McCormick, is an ill down
      looking Fellow, with short black Hair, and a swarthy
      Complexion: Had on when he went off, A brown Jacket, a blue
      under Jacket and Breeches, an old Felt Hat, and are about 35
      Years old each. Whoever takes them up, and secures them in any
      Goal, so as they may be brought back to Easton, shall receive
      for each Three Pounds Reward if taken together; but for
      McCormick, if taken alone, Five Pounds, paid by me JOHN
      JENNINGS, Sheriff.

      N.B. It is supposed that they have taken a black Horse from
      Easton, and that they will take others the first Opportunity.


      November 19, 1761
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Lancaster, November 9, 1761.
      RUN away last Night, from the Farm of George Ross, near the
      Borough of Lancaster, a Servant Man, named Thomas Fowler, he
      is about 5 Feet 2 Inches high, black Hair, and dark
      Complexion; had on, when he went away, an old grey cloth Coat,
      a black Waistcoat, old Buckskin Breeches, and white woolen
      Stockings; he was born in the West of Ireland; and served his
      Time with one Ingram, in Bucks County; he was a Soldier in the
      Provincial Service, and has been, for a considerable Time
      past, in Lancaster Goal in Irons, which occasions a Hobble in
      his Walk; he talks smart and sensible, and it is probable he
      is gone towards Philadelphia, as he said he had an Ant living
      there. Whoever apprehends the said Servant, and secures him,
      so that his Master may have him again, shall receive Three
      Pounds Reward and reasonable Charges, paid by GEORGE ROSS.


      February 25, 1762
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away, the 10th of this Instant, from William Young, a
      Servant Man, named John McGlaughlon, about 30 Years of Age, of
      small Stature, has an effeminate way of talking, stoops as he
      walks, and when spoke to mostly plays with his Fingers: Had on
      when he went away, a double breasted half worn Coat, two
      Jackets, one of red Flannel, without Sleeves, and tyed with
      white Tape, white Cloth Breeches, with a Pair of grey Yarn
      Stockings, half worn Pumps, with white Metal Buckles,
      Ozenbrigs Shirt, old Felt Hat: He has black Hair, with a Scar
      near one of his Eyes, got by a Fall; born in Ireland, and
      brought up to waiting on Gentlemen. Whoever takes up said
      Servant, and secures him, so that his Master may have him
      again, shall have Twenty Shillings Reward, if in Town, and if
      not, Thirty Shillings, and all reasonable Charges, paid by
      WILLIAM YOUNG.

      N. B. He served some Time with Mr. Thomas Mullen, in Water
      street. All Masters of Vessels, and others, are forewarned not
      to harbour or carry him off, at their Peril


      May 6, 1762
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      April 22, 1762.
      RUN away from Speedwell Forge, Alias Hoover (about 14 Miles
      North of Lancaster) A Servant Man, named Thomas Haggerty, born
      in Ireland, speaks bad English, is of a middle Size, abut 25
      Years of Age, wears his own fair Hair, tied: Had on when he
      run away, a lightish coloured Frock made Coat, with green
      Lining, blue Camblet Jacket, Buckskin Breeches, grey Worsted
      Stockings, new Shoes, carved Steel Buckles, Check Shirt, and
      an English Castor Hat. Said Servant run away about the 19th
      Instant, and it is likely may change his Name. Whoever
      apprehends said Servant, and secures him in any Goal, so as
      the Owner may have him again, shall have Three Pounds Reward,
      and reasonable Charges, paid by the Subscriber, at said Forge,
      or David Caldwell, Merchant in Philadelphia. JAMES OLD.


      May 6, 1762
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from Joseph Darlinton, Tanner, living in West
      Nantmell, Chester County, an Apprentice Lad, named Robert
      Brabner, born in Ireland, about 19 Years of Age, 5 Feet 7
      Inches high, well set, fat faced, with strait brown Hair, cut
      on the Crown, pretty talkative, and has very thick Legs. had
      on, and took with him, when he went away, a light coloured
      Broadcloth Jacket, and a brown Worsted Ditto, without Sleeves,
      two Linen Shirts, a Pair of Check Trowsers, Thread Stockings,
      a new Felt Hat, Calfskin Pumps, with Brass Buckles. Whoever
      takes up said Apprentice, and secures him in any Goal, so that
      his Master may have him again, shall have Forty Shillings
      Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by JOSEPH DARLINTON.


      May 13, 1762
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      TWO PISTOLES Reward.
      Newtown, on Chester River, Kent County, Maryland. May 3, 1762.
      RUN AWAY from the Subscriber, living in Kent County, Maryland,
      A Servant Man, named Thomas Connor, a Shoemaker by Trade, and
      is an Irishman, born in the West of Ireland, is about 50 Years
      of Age, has a large cut in his right Cheek, which he says he
      got when he was a Soldier in the Regulars last War; he has
      been in Germany, and talks much of it, and his been in the
      Provincial Service this War, and has forged Beating orders
      with him; he is very remarkable by the Shaking of his Head,
      which he cannot help, and says it was occasioned by a Ball:
      Had on, and took with him, when he went away, A brown
      Broadcloth Coat, with Whitemetal Buttons, white Flannel
      Jacket, black Everlasting Breeches, with Plaid Garters tying
      them at the Knees, white ribbed Stockings, good Shoes, with
      Steel Buckles, wears his own Hair, which is grey. He likewise
      took some Cash from me and some other of the Neighbours.
      Whoever takes up and secures said Servant in any Goal between
      this Place and New York or Old York, or any Part of Virginia,
      and sends Word to me the Subscriber, so as I may get him
      again, shall receive Two Pistoles Reward; and if brought Home
      reasonable Charges, paid by me ALEXANDER McINTOSH.

      N.B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry off said
      Servant at their Peril.


      July 29, 1762
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from the Subscriber on the 19th Instant July, an
      indented Servant Girl, named MARY KEYS, born in Ireland, about
      20 Years of Age, middle Stature, supposed had on when she went
      away, a green Gown, and striped Linsey Woolsey Petticoat, much
      pitted with the Small Pox, black Eyes and Hair, her Hair much
      frizzled. Whoever takes up, and secures the said Servant, so
      that her Master may have her again, shall receive Thirty
      Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by JOHN
      WHARTON, near the Swedes Church.


      July 22, 1762
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      New Jersey, Essex County.
      TWENTY POUNDS REWARD.
      TWO Prisoners made their Escape from Jonathan Hampton, High
      Sheriff of Essex County, viz. John Barclay, born in Ireland,
      short well set Fellow, about 50 years old, sandy complexion,
      talks thick and palavering when drunk, generally wears dark
      Cloaths; a Clothier by Trade. Took a brown Mare, Bridle and
      Saddle, that were under Execution. He forged many Bonds, and
      got Money upon them, for which he was arrested and escaped.

      William Hambleton, a lusty, ill favoured, dirty, slouching
      Butcher, born in Ireland, about 50 Years old, wears a Wig; he
      went off with his son and Daughter in a two Horse Cart, much
      like himself for Rigging. It is said he has Land over
      Susquehanna. Sylvester Cole bailed him in one Action, another
      is for stealing Sheep, on these he escaped. Eight Days ago
      they both were at Andrew Makgoun, near Lancaster Road, about
      a Mile and a Half from the White Horse Tavern, at Pequea,
      where my Under Sheriff came up with, and saw them, but, by
      Makgoun Assistance, they got from him; he followed them
      close for 20 Miles towards a Ferry above Harris, on
      Sasquehanna, but they took to the Woods and escaped. Makgoun
      and the Prisoners all lately lived at Basking Ridge. As
      Hambleton Children and Cart were at Makgoun, they will be
      there again. Whoever apprehends both, or either of them, and
      secures them, so that I may have them again, shall have for
      Barclay Six Pounds, and for Hambleton Fourteen Pounds, and
      reasonable Charges paid by JONATHAN HAMPTON, Sheriff, and
      SYLVESTER COLE, Special Bail.

      N.B. If a Letter is sent to Philadelphia Post Office, I
      shall get it.


      September 2, 1762
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away, on the 17th of last Month, from James Colgan, of the
      Town of Dover, in Kent County, on Delaware, two Servant Men,
      the one named John Duell, born in Maryland, 26 Years of Age,
      about 5 Feet 9 Inches high, fair Complexion, wears a Cap; his
      Apparel is uncertain, as he took several Changes along with
      him, particularly a Scarlet Jacket, lined with white Flannel,
      dark striped Holland Trowsers, and an old blue Great Coat. He
      is a great Chewer of Tobacco. Whoever secures the said Duell
      in any of His Majesty Goals in North America, so as his
      Master may have him again, shall have Five Pounds Reward, and
      reasonable Charges, as his said Master has entered Bail in a
      Sum of Money on his (the said Duell) account. --- The other
      named John McQue, born in Ireland, about 22 Years of Age,
      about 5 Feet 5 Inches high, Pock marked, wears long black
      Hair, not tied: Had on when he went away, A blue Cloth Coat,
      half worn, a Crimson cut Velvet Jacket, with small high Crown
      Silver Buttons, blue Saggathy Breeches, without Lining, and
      black ribbed Stockings. H is very much given to Liquor,
      chewing Tobacco, and quarrelsome. Whoever secures said McQue,
      shall receive Four Pounds Reward, or Nine Pounds for
      apprehending both said Runaways, paid by

      JAMES COLGAN.
      September 23, 1762
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Christiana Bridge, Sept. 8, 1762.
      RUN away from the Subscriber, living at Christiana Bridge, New
      Castle County, on the 2d Instant, a Servant Woman, named
      Margaret Bennett, a lusty fat Woman, full faced, long visaged, heavy
      browed, remarkable for large Legs; had on when she went away,
      a brown Stuff Gown, a striped Linen Bed gown, two Petticoats, the one
      yellow Shaloon, and the other red Cloth Serge, a Check Apron.
      a Pair of new Shoes, and black Yarn Stockings: She came from
      Ireland with Capt. Miller, in the Ship Phoenix, from
      Londonderry. Whoever takes up and secures the said Servant in
      any Goal, so that her Master may have her again, shall have
      Forty Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by JOHN
      READ, or ALEXANDER MONTGOMERY.


      September 23, 1762
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN AWAY from the Subscriber, living in East Pennsborough
      Township, Cumberland County, on the 28th of June last, a
      Servant Woman, named Catherine Farrell, but perhaps may call
      herself Pratt, or Hanley, about 24 Years of Age, of a low
      Stature, thick set, of a fair Complexion, has long light
      coloured Hair, tied behind, and pitted with the Smallpox: Had
      on, when she went away, a light coloured Linsey Woolsey
      Petticoat, and a Jacket of the same, with a Calicoe Ditto. She
      was born in Ireland, and served some Time in Virginia, hath
      been out on the Campaign, and known at Pittsburgh and Fort
      Bedford by the Name of Katie Pratt. Whoever takes up and
      secures said Servant, so as her Master may have her again,
      shall have Three Pounds Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid
      by SAMUEL ANDERSON.


      October 28, 1762
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      FIVE PISTOLES Reward.
      RUN away from Cornwall Furnace, in Lancaster County, on the
      11th of October, a Servant Man, named Reynolds McDaniel: Had
      on when he went away, a twilled Lincey Coat and Jacket, Irish
      Linen shirt, Check Trowsers, a Half worn Castor Hat, new
      Shoes, and dark Worsted Stockings. Said Fellow was born in
      Ireland, speaks good English, is about 30 Years of Age, and is
      about five Feet eight Inches high, well set, wears his own
      Hair, which is of a sandy Colour, he is a fair spoken
      talkative Fellow, when in Drink, which he is very much
      addicted to. It is thought he will make towards the Jerseys,
      and it is probable may change both his Name and Clothes.
      Whoever takes up and secures said Servant in any Goal in
      Pennsylvania, or any of the adjacent Provinces, shall have the
      above Reward, paid by the Subscriber, or his Agent at said
      Furnace. NATHANIEL GILES.


      December 9, 1762
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      EIGHTY DOLLARS Reward.
      Essex County, New Jersey, ss.
      TWO Prisoners escaped from Jonathan Hampton, High Sheriff of
      said Essex County, as they were going to Baskin Ridge, where
      they lived, to get bail for the Actions they were then taken
      upon, not known to the Sheriff, to be for Felony and Forgery,
      as they since appear to be, which the prisoners then knew,
      viz. WILLIAM HAMILTON, for Sheep stealing, at the Camp on
      Staten Island, born in Ireland, about 50 Years old, a lusty,
      dirty slouching Butcher, much Sun burnt, wears a cut Wig,
      seldom combed; has an impudent Boy his Son, about 14 Years
      old, with him; he has several other Actions against him, for
      which Sylvester Cole, became special Bail, and unless he is
      soon taken, must pay the Debts and Costs. His Wife and
      Children are since gone to him.

      JOHN BARCLAY, for Forgery, born in Ireland, about 50 Years
      of Age, a short chunkey Fellow, of sandy Complexion, full of
      Palaver when drunk (which is as often as he can) talks thick
      and quick, is a Clothier by Trade. They both went to the
      Southward last Spring, were at Pequea last July, and would
      have been taken there if one Andrew McGown had not helped them
      to escape, and secreted them, well knowing they had left me,
      as above; McGown lately went from Baskin Ridge also.

      Barclay Wife, and some of her Children went in the Stage
      to Philadelphia and Lancaster about two Months ago; she is
      exceeding much Pock marked, very brown, named Catherine, about
      40 Years of Age, but looks much older, a very neat little
      Woman. It is thought they are somewhere between Pequea and
      Willis Creek, but most likely about Susquehannah; but if
      they are further Southward, even to Carolina, it is hoped they
      will be apprehended, as such Villains ought not to be
      countenanced. Whoever apprehends and secures them, so that I
      may have them again, or brings them to me or my Goal keeper,
      shall have for Hamilton Fifty Dollars, and for Barclay Thirty
      Dollars, and all reasonable Charges, paid by JONATHAN HAMPTON,
      Sheriff. N.B. A Letter sent by Post, will immediately come to
      me.


      December 2, 1762
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Philadelphia, December 2, 1762.
      FORTY SHILLINGS Reward.
      RUN away on the 14th of last Month, from the Subscriber, a
      certain George Frizell, about 19 Years of Age, good
      Countenance, fresh Colour, wears his own Hair, which is light
      coloured, and bushey: Had on when he went away, a brown Coat,
      with Metal Buttons, and sundry other Clothes unknown, in a
      Pair of Trowsers, made like a Wallet. It is supposed he is
      gone to New York, to go a Privateering. He came over in the
      Ship Rainbow, Capt. Osborne, from Ireland, on Redemption.
      Whoever takes up said Frizell, and brings him to the
      Subscriber, or secures him in any Goal, so as he may be had
      again, shall have the above Reward, and reasonable Charges,
      paid by JAMES HUNTER.

      N.B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry him off.


      December 2, 1762
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      THREE POUNDS Reward.
      Run away from the Subscriber, living in Exeter Township, Berks
      County, on or about the 22d Day of October last, An indented
      Servant Man, named Daniel Haley, born in Ireland, and retains
      the Irish Accent, about 5 feet 7 Inches high, 18 Years of Age,
      of a fair Complexion, has thick Lips, with short black Hair:
      Had on when he went away, A coarse grey Jacket, half worn
      black Plush Breeches, new knit Stockings, old Shoes, with
      Brass Buckles, and an old Hat. Whoever takes up and secures
      said Servant, so as his Master may have him again, shall have
      the above Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by WILLIAM
      MAUGRIDGE.

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