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    January 13, 1763 The Pennsylvania Gazette FIVE POUNDS REWARD. RUN away from New castle, a Servant man, named John Adair, about five Feet ten Inches high, born
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      January 13, 1763
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      FIVE POUNDS REWARD.
      RUN away from New castle, a Servant man, named John Adair,
      about five Feet ten Inches high, born in Ireland, and came
      over with Capt. Osborn this last Fall: Had on when he went
      away, a grey Frize Surtoot Coat, with a long Tail, yellow
      carved Buttons, and double frogged Button Holes, blue Jacket,
      old Leather Breeches, white Thread Stockings, and old Shoes,
      with black rusty Steel Buckles; and took with him three
      Shirts, two were white, the other brown, and a Pair of
      Breeches made Trowsers. He is likely, of a fresh colour, fair
      faced, and fair long Hair, tied behind, and is very remarkable
      for a great Deal of short curled Hair under the other. Whoever
      takes up said Servant, and secures him in any Goal, so as his
      Master may have him again, shall the above Reward, paid by me
      JAMES McCONNELL.


      February 10, 1763
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Christiana Hundred, New Castle County, Feb. 1, 1763.
      FIVE POUNDS REWARD.
      MADE his Escape from John Garretson, on the 27th of last
      Month, a certain JOSEPH WOODS, about Twenty two Years of Age,
      about five Feet seven Inches high, Pockmarked about his Nose,
      a slender Man, thin Visage, grey Eyes, and brown Hair: Had on,
      when he went off, a brownish Thickset Coat and Vest, Leather
      Breeches, Yarn Stockings, thick heavy Shoes, is a great
      Talker, has been in the Country from Ireland a Year the last
      Fall, and worked with the said John Garretson the last Winter,
      and the last Summer followed Ditching between Philadelphia and
      Schuylkill, and is supposed to be gone that Way again. Any
      Person or Persons apprehending the said Joseph Woods, and
      bringing him to the Subscribers, in Christiana Hundred, New
      Castle County, or to the County Goal, so that he may be
      brought to Justice, shall have the above Reward, and
      reasonable Charges, paid by JOHN GARRETSON, of ZACHARIAH
      DERECKSON.


      February 3, 1763
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away, on the 23d of last Month, from his Bail, a man named
      Thomas Welch, born in Ireland, upwards of Thirty Years of Age,
      about 5 Feet 6 Inches high, well set, has short light coloured
      Hair: Had on a grey napt Coat and Jacket, and yellowish
      Thickset Breeches. His Wife, named Elizabeth, went with him;
      she is of Middle Size, and each carried some Clothes with
      them. Whoever takes up said Thomas Welch, and secures him, so
      that his Bondsman may have him again, shall have Thirty
      Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by JONATHAN
      CARLILE, Living in Middle Town, Bucks County, near the Four
      Lane Ends.

      February 3, 1763
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      TWO PISTOLES Reward.
      LAST Night run away from the Subscriber, Thomas Anderson, of
      Mountjoy Township, an Indented Servant Man, named Thomas
      Anderson, about six Feet high, speaks fast, and is liable to
      get drunk, a very good Blacksmith by Trade: Had on, when he
      went away, a brown cut Wig, a small three cocked Hat, green
      Sailor Jacket, with red Flannel under Jacket, which is old,
      and mended before, with a Piece of new red Flannel, is lined
      with white Flannel, and has flat white Metal Buttons; new
      Buckskin Breeches, purple coloured Yarn Stockings, and turned
      Pumps, with flat square white Metal Buckles. He came from the
      North of Ireland. Whoever takes up and secures said Servant,
      so that his Master may have him again, shall have the above
      Reward, paid by me January 19, 1763. THOMAS ANDERSON,

      February 24, 1763
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      February 22, 1763.
      RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Drummore Township,
      Lancaster County, on the 17th of this Instant, at Night, a
      Servant Man, named John Moore, born in Ireland, 30 Years of
      Age, 5 Feet 8 Inches high, dark Complexion, straight brown
      Hair, has a Scar to be seen in some Part of his Face, is an
      active well looking Fellow, says he can speak both French and
      Indian, and has travelled selling of Goods on several Parts of
      North America; he has sometimes gone by the Name of Wilson,
      and about three Months ago stole a Mare in Kennet, and sold
      her in Wilmington: Had on when he went away, an old Castor
      Hat, an old Snuff coloured Coat, blue Jacket, old Buckskin
      Breeches, grey Stockings, and chanelled Pumps; and has stolen
      a lightish coloured Great coat, 3 Shirts, one fine Sheet, and
      a black Wig. It is supposed he will cut off his Hair, and wear
      the Wig. Whoever takes up and secures said Servant, so as his
      Master may have him again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward,
      and reasonable Charges, paid by me

      ANDREW BOYD.


      May 12, 1763
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      THREE POUNDS Reward.
      RUN away from the Subscriber, living between the Branches of
      Elk, on the First Instant, a Servant Man, named Nathaniel
      McDowell, about 30 Years of Age, born in the North of Ireland,
      by Trade a Spinning wheel maker, about five Feet eight Inches
      high, wears his own black Hair, round Face, and rough
      Features: Had on when he went away, a blue under jacket, light
      coloured outside Jacket, with Sleeves and Cuffs, new Cloth
      Breeches, Thread Stockings, good Shoes, and Check Shirt;, is
      remarkably fond of Smoaking Tobacco, and drinking Spirits. As
      it is known an Intimacy has subsisted between him and a
      neighbouring Woman, the Wife of Alexander Logan, who left her
      Husband about the same Time, and too her Child with her, a
      promising Boy, six Years old, with white Hair, it is thought
      they are gone together, and that they will go to Philadelphia.
      Whoever takes up the said Servant, and secures him in any
      Goal, so as his Master may have him again, shall have the
      above Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by

      JOHN STRAWBRIDGE.

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


      May 5, 1763
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away, on the 13th of April, from the Subscriber, a Servant
      Woman, named Ann Mackey, born in Ireland, about 30 Years o f
      Age, thin faced, black Hair, short and well set, a little
      round shouldered, much addicted to smoaking Tobacco, and
      telling Lies. Whoever takes up said Servant, and brings her to
      her Master, shall have SIXPENCE Reward, paid by ALEXANDER
      FRASER.


      July 7, 1763
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Lancaster, on the 26th
      of June, a Native Irish Servant Woman, named Katey Norton, who
      came from the County of Wicklow, in Ireland, last Fall, she is
      about 25 or 26 Years of Age, of a dark Complexion, has black
      Hair, talks in the Irish Dialect, rocks in her Walk, and is
      pretty sharp in talking: Had on, and took with her, a black
      and white Calicoe Bed gown, a black calimancoe Skirt, an old
      Skirt, a striped Lincey Petticoat, red, blue and white, and an
      homespun Cotton tight bodied Wrapper, with fine blue and white
      small Stripes. She has likewise stolen a fine Cotton chintz
      Gown, of a genteel Figure, with red, green, blue and yellow
      Flowers; a white Gown, two fine Shirts, with Ribbons at the
      Sleeves, one white Apron, two Check Ditto, one Silk Gauze Cap,
      with broad Lace, which she wears far back on her Head; and has
      a black Peeling Bonnet, with Pasteboard and Gimp round it, two
      black Handkerchiefs, one Linnen Ditto, white homespun Thread
      Stockings, new Shoes, with Brass square Buckles set with
      Stones. She talks of Friends she has at Chester, New York and
      Baltimore; she is a cunning Hussey, and no Doubt will pass a
      While for an honest Woman, as she has good Cloaths with her,
      and can behave herself. Whoever takes up said Woman, and
      brings her to the Subscriber, in Lancaster, shall have Three
      Pounds Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by me ROBERT
      FULTON.


      August 11, 1763
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Salisbury Township,
      Lancaster County, An Irish Servant Lad, named High McBride,
      born in the North of Ireland: Had on when he went away, A blue
      double breasted Coat, with white Buttons, old blue Plush
      Breeches, old Felt hat, Tow Shirt and Trowsers, and one fine
      Ditto Shirt, no Shoes nor Stockings. He is of a fair
      complexion, down looking, about 18 Years of Age, about 5 Feet
      2 or 3 Inches high, and is very clumsy Legged. it is supposed
      he is gone towards New Castle or Carlisle along with two
      others. Whoever secures said McBride in any of His Majesty
      Goals, so as his Master may have him again, shall receive Four
      Dollars Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by me James
      Moore, Blacksmith, living in the above mentioned Place.


      August 18, 1763
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away, on the 9th of August, a certain James McKnight, born
      in the North of Ireland, about 30 Years of Age, about 5 Feet 6
      Inches high, by Trade a Shoemaker, but pretends to understand
      Ditching, and working in Stone Quarries; says he has been
      enlisted in the Army, but got his Discharge; served his Time
      in Nottingham, Chester County, and it is likely he may be gone
      that Way; Had on, when he went away, an old Hat, blue cloth
      Jacket, Ozenbrigs Shirt, wide Ozenbrigs Trowsers, old Shoes,
      no Stockings. Whoever secures the said James McKight in
      Chester Goal, shall have five Pounds Reward, or if in any
      other Goal, Three Pounds, paid by the Subscriber, living in
      Ridley Township, Chester County. JOHN CROSBY.

      September 1, 1763
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Absconded from his Bail, a certain James Camble, a Native of
      Ireland, betwixt 40 and 50 Years of Age, about 5 Feet 6 Inches
      high, his Hair blackish, and bald on the Forehead, has a red
      Face, thin visaged, hollow eyed, a Roman Nose, flat Mouth, and
      long Chin; is apt to get drunk, and talk much to little
      Purpose: Had on, when he went away, a brown Cloth Coat, with
      Mohair Buttons, white homespun Cloth Breeches, and a Jacket of
      the same with Cuffs, a new Felt Hat, and took with him a white
      Dimity Jacket, and other Things; it is supposed he is gone
      towards Lancaster. Whoever takes up said Camble, and brings
      him to the Subscriber, living in the Township of Warrington,
      in the County of Bucks, about two Miles from Neshaminy Meeting
      house, shall receive Three Pounds Reward, from me THOMAS CRAIG.


      September 22, 1763
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Oxford Township,
      Chester County, an Irish Servant, named Thomas Cane, late from
      Ireland; the Fellow can read and write, about 5 Feet high, of
      a fair Complexion, short fair Hair, and speaks with a Tone:
      Had on, when he went away, a Thickset Coat and Jacket, of a
      dark Colour, the Coat has remarkable long Skirts, Calf skin
      Breeches, much dirtied, Worsted Stockings, brown and white; he
      had also a Pair of short Petticoat Trowsers, with a Seam round
      each Thigh, half worn Shoes, large Copper Buckles, a Felt Hat,
      half worn. Said Fellow came in a Dublin Vessel last May. All
      Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry him off. Whoever takes
      up and secures said Servant, so as his Master may have him
      again, shall have Five Pounds Reward, paid by DAVID KENNEDY,
      jun.


      September 15, 1763
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      FIVE POUNDS Reward.
      RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Sadsbury Township, in
      the County of Lancaster, and Province of Pennsylvania, a
      Servant Man, named James Garlen, late from Ireland, about 5
      Feet 6 Inches high, of a dark Complexion, round faced; had on,
      when he went away, a blue Coat, Jacket and Breeches of the
      same, a new Felt Hat, a brown Wig, light blue ribb
      Stockings, square Buckles in his Shoes, one of them Brass, the
      other Whitemetal; he is about 25 Year of Age, speaks pretty
      much in the Irish Dialect. Whoever takes up said Servant, and
      secures him in any of his Majesty Goals in this Province,
      shall have the above Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by
      HUGH RUSSELL.


      October 6, 1763
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Upper Freehold (New Jersey) October 1, 1763.
      RUN away last Night from James Jackson, of Upper Freehold, in
      the County of Monmouth, East New Jersey, a Servant Girl, named
      Elizabeth Rainey, lately come from Belfast, in Ireland, into
      Philadelphia; she is about 17 or 18 Years of Age, of a very
      short Stature, very thick, full faced, much Pock marked, and
      speaks very broad: Had on, and took with her, a streaked
      Linsey woolsey Josey, a black quilted Petticoat, two Pair of
      Womens single channelled Pumps, not certain how many Pairs of
      Stockings, two Gowns, the one Calicoe, and the other a darkish
      Camblet; several Shifts, several Gauze Caps and Handkerchiefs,
      several Aprons, a large short red napped Cloak, with a Hood to
      it, and Gimp round the said Hood; and a Chip Hat.

      Whoever secures said Servant in any Goal in this Province,
      so as her Master may have her again, shall receive Thirty
      Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, by me JAMES JACKSON.

      N.B. If she is taken up in or about Philadelphia, or any
      Part of Pennsylvania, the Reward will be paid by Andrew
      Steuart, Printer, in Philadelphia.


      November 10, 1763
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN AWAY from the Subscriber, living in Christine Hundred, New
      Castle County, on Monday Morning, the 22d ult. A Servant Man,
      a Blacksmith by Trade, can read and write, is a cunning
      Fellow, and I bought him by the Name of Daniel Dorthety, but
      has since changed his Name to William Armstrong, and it is
      likely he may change it again; he was born in the County of
      Donegall, near Belemefye, in Sonarlin, and brought into this
      Country from Ireland by Thomas Maglaery, Master of the Ship
      King of Prussia, from Dublin, but may change both the Name of
      Captain and Ship. The said Daniel Dorthety is a grim looking
      Fellow, has short black hair, which turns into his Neck
      straight limbed, about 5 feet 5 Inches high, and has thick
      Lips: had on, and took with him, A white Shirt, and a Check
      Ditto, Cloth Breeches, with Horn Buttons, a striped Vest, with
      the Stripes across, and blue Buttons, of divers Sizes, new
      Shoes, with gilt Buckles, a Pair of Stockings, near a Squirrel
      Colour, and a Silk Handkerchief. He broke open a Lock, and
      took out of a Chest the following Things, viz. One new brown
      Coat, with a falling Cape, a new Fur Hat, white Shirt, and a
      Pair of long white Trowsers. Whoever takes up and secures said
      Servant, so as his Master may have him again, shall have Three
      Pounds Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by

      THOMAS OGLE, jun.
      N.B. He was seen near Lancaster, and is supposed to be gone
      back.

      November 24, 1763
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Earl Township, Lancaster county, November 14, 1763.
      A Fellow, who calls himself JOHN YOUNG (which Name he will
      probably change) has, for about three Months past, resided and
      worked in this Township and Neighbourhood, during which Time
      he run considerably in debt, particularly with the Subscriber;
      and on Saturday, the 12th inst. thought proper to abscond; he
      is about 25 Years of Age, born in Ireland, of a small Stature,
      thin Visage, and smooth Face, speaks English in a pretty good
      Dialect: had on, when he went away, an old brown Coat and
      Breeches, a new striped Shirt, new ribbed blue Stockings, and
      took with him the Pattern of a Coat and Waistcoat of blue
      Broadcloth, two Yards and an half of a yellowish Fustian, five
      Yards of white Shaloon, a new Hat, and other Things not known.
      Whoever secures him, by Virtue of a Warrant, in the Name and
      behalf of the Subscriber, in any Goal, so that he may receive
      that Justice which the Law entitles him to, shall have Forty
      Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by DAVID DAVIS,
      Storekeeper, in Earl Township.


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