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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    March 22, 1764 The Pennsylvania Gazette RUN away from the Subscriber, living in North Sasquehannah Hundred, Cecil County, Maryland, on the 15th inst. March, a
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      March 22, 1764
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from the Subscriber, living in North Sasquehannah
      Hundred, Cecil County, Maryland, on the 15th inst. March, a
      Servant Man, named Bartholomew Barron, born in the West of
      Ireland, about 30 Years old, about 5 Feet 9 Inches high, of a
      fair Complexion, has fair Hair tied behind, very much pock
      marked, tender eyed, and has the Brogue on his Tongue; he is a
      good Scholar, and understand some of the Languages: Had on,
      when he went away, the following Articles, viz. an old ash
      coloured Great Coat, a Strait Coat of the same Kind, black
      Broadcloth Jacket, old Buckskin Breeches, Check Shirt, light
      coloured Worsted Stockings, old Shoes, Brass Buckles, but not
      Fellows, and a halfworn Felt Hat. Whoever takes up the said
      Servant, and secures him, so that his Master may have him
      again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, and reasonable
      Charges, paid by

      JOHN ANDERSON.


      May 24, 1764
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      MADE his Escape from on board Richard Townshend Shallop, in
      the Night between the 16th and 17th instant May, an Irish
      Servant Man, named Christopher Burns, about 18 Years of Age,
      about 5 Feet 5 Inches high, of a pretty fair Complexion,
      smooth Face, and speaks pretty good English: Had on an old
      Cloth coloured Coat, Check Shirt, Leather Breeches, half worn
      Shoes and Stockings, and an old Hat. He is just arrived from
      Ireland, being purchased from on board the last Vessel from
      thence. Whoever takes up and secures him, so that his Master
      may have him again, shall have Thirty Shillings Reward, and
      reasonable Charges, paid by AARON LEAMING, at Cape May, or by
      ROBERT BOYD, Hatter, in Front street, Philadelphia.


      June 14, 1764
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      SIX DOLLARS Reward.
      RUN away the 8th of June inst. from the Subscriber, living in
      Chester, a certain Jeremiah Wilson, but sometimes goes by the
      Name of John Dennison, between 30 and 40 Years of Age, born in
      Ireland, speaks rough, subject to Drink, has been in the Army,
      5 Feet 7 or 8 Inches high, of a swarthy Complexion, has black
      bushey Hair, very light Eyes, and has a very ugly Cast with
      them; Had on a redish Jacket, without Sleeves, but appears of
      a lightish Colour, Check Shirt and Trowsers, old Shoes, with
      Strings in them, and an old coarse Hat. Whoever apprehends
      said Fellow, so as his Master may have him again, shall have
      the above Reward, paid by

      JOHN CALDWELL.

      N.B. The said man has a Sore on one of his Legs, but on
      which is not known. All Masters of Vessels and others are
      forbid to harbour or carry him off.


      July 5, 1764
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from the Subscriber, Cooper, living in Kennett
      Township, Chester County, on the 24th of June last, at Night,
      an Apprentice, named John McBride, born in Ireland, and
      stutters a little when talking, about 22 or 23 Years of Age, 5
      Feet 5 Inches high, of a dark Complexion has a surly Look, and
      a pretty large Beard, with some Moles on his Cheek, wear his
      own darkish coloured Hair, which it is supposed he will keep
      tied behind; one of this Thumbs has lately put out of Joint,
      which seems thicker than the other: Had on, and took with him,
      when he went away, an old Felt Hat, a Linsey Jacket, double
      breasted, three Shirts, one of them fine, with Ruffles,
      another striped, and the third one of coarse Cloth; two Pair
      of Linen Trowsers, one of which new, the other Pair of an
      uncommon Fashion, as they lay over, and are buttoned on one
      Side; A Pair of Yarn Stockings, new Pumps, with square Steel
      Buckles. He pretends to be a Weaver. Whoever takes up said
      Apprentice, and secures him, so as his Master may have him
      again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, and reasonable
      Charges, paid by THOMAS HARRY.


      July 19, 1764
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away the 10th inst. from the Subscriber, living in
      Sadsbury Township, Chester County, a Servant Woman, named
      Barbara Anderson, aged about 20 years, middle Size, stoop
      shouldered, born in the North of Ireland; had on, when she
      went away, a ruffled Shift, a blue quilted Petticoat, blue an
      white striped Cotton Gown, a Velvet Bonnet, a Pair of Cloth
      Shoes, and Linen Apron. As she has a Brother in law, one John
      Lowden, near York Town, on the West Side of Sasquehanna, it is
      supposed she is gone that Way. Whoever takes up the said
      Servant, and brings her to her Master, or secures her in any
      of His majestyGoals, shall have Thirty Shillings Reward,
      and reasonable Charges, paid by

      WILLIAM SIMONDS.


      July 26, 1764
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from the Subscriber Plantation, near the Borough of
      Lancaster, a Servant Man, named Daniel Kenney, aged about 23
      Years, a lusty able bodied Fellow, about 5 Feet 8 Inches high,
      broad Shoulders, a heavy Countenance, short brown hair, curls
      on his Neck; had on a greyish Cloth coat and Waistcoat,
      (Country Make) with white Metal Buttons, and Buckskin
      Breeches; took with him other Clothes, and stole a remarkable
      Silver Watch, the Case set with Stones of divers Colours, and
      the Figure of a Butterfly on the Center. Also a Silver Watch
      Chain, and Stone Seal, set in Silver. He was born near Cork,
      in Ireland, and came into this Country last Fall. It is
      suspected he will endeavour to get on board a Man of War at
      New Castle. Whoever secures said Servant, Watch, Chain and
      Seal, so that the Owner may have them again, shall have Five
      Pounds Reward; or if only the Servant, Three Pounds Reward,
      paid by GEORGE ROSS.


      August 16, 1764
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away the 10th of this instant August, from the Subscriber,
      in Upper Makefield, Bucks County, an Irish Servant Man, named
      Connor Gleson, about 5 Feet 5 or 6 Inches high, of fair
      Complexion, and has short curled Hair: Had on, when he went
      away, a new Felt Hat, Linen Shirt, Tow Trowsers, half worn
      Shoes, with Brass Buckles, and drab coloured Broadcloth
      Jacket, with Cuffs; he is very talkative, speaks much with the
      Brogue, and pretends to know great Part of Ireland. Whoever
      takes up and secures said Servant, so that his Master may have
      him again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, and reasonable
      Charges, paid by me

      JAMES McNAIR.


      September 13, 1764
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from the Subscribers, living near Witherspoon, in
      New Castle County, on the Borders the Maryland, two Servant
      Men, one named George Rankin, about 35 Years of Age, five Feet
      seven Inches high, long Visage, dark Complexion, black Hair:
      Had on when he went away, an old Felt Hat, Linsey Jacket,
      trimmed with Brass Buttons, old Cloth Breeches, new blue home
      made Stockings, and old Shoes; took with him, a Pair of long
      Ozenbrigs Trowsers, a fine Shirt, and a half worn coarse
      ditto, is apt to get drunk at every Opportunity, and is very
      talkative: He came from Ireland about ten Months ago, and
      formerly served his Time in this Country. The other named
      William Price, about 40 Years of Age: Had on when he went away
      an old light coloured Coat, with white Metal Buttons, with a
      Hole burnt in one of the Sleeves, a Cloth under Jacket, tow
      home made Shirts, tow Pair of Trowsers, old Shoes tied with
      Strings, old Cotton Cap, and an old Felt Hat. He is of a sandy
      Complexion, and is remarkable by having two Thumbs on his
      Right Hand, and is blind of the Left Eye, is apt to get drunk,
      and squeaks when he speaks high: He ran away in the Year 1762,
      and says he drove a Team at Pott Ironworks, and called
      himself John Reese. Whoever secures said Servants in any Goal,
      so as their Masters may have them again, shall have Five
      Pounds Reward for both, or Fifty Shillings for either, paid by
      JAMES WILSON, and JOHN DOBBINS.

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


      September 20, 1764
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Market street,
      Philadelphia, an indented Servant Man, named William Long,
      about 21 Years of Age, 5 Feet 5 Inches high, born in the North
      of Ireland, a Taylor by Trade, is of a pale Complexion, has
      brown curled Hair, and a remarkable Lump over his left Eye;
      had on, when he went away, a brown Broadcloth Coat, with
      yellow Metal Buttons, a brown Allopeen Jacket, without
      Sleeves, full trimmed, with Whitemetal Buttons, both Coat and
      Jacket lined with white Shaloon, a Pair of blue Broadcloth
      Breeches, two Pair of Stockings, one Thread, and the other
      Worsted, two Shirts, the one white, the other Check, two Pair
      of Pumps, one of which new, the other somewhat worn, large
      yellow Buckles, and a turned Beaver Hat. Whoever takes up and
      secures said Servant, so that his Master may have him again,
      shall have Four Dollars Reward, paid by JOHN ELLICK.


      October 11, 1764
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      York Prison, September 29, 1764.
      WAS committed to the goal of this county, on suspicion of
      being runaways, the two following persons, viz. Thomas Lester,
      born in England, about 40 years of age, of a fresh complexion,
      about 5 feet 6 inches high, says he always followed the sea,
      has on a short brown jacket, coarse trowsers, white yarn
      stockings, old hat, and half worn shoes, and says he came last
      from Jamaica. Patrick Troy, born in Ireland, about 16 years
      old, of a ruddy complexion, has a defect in his right eye;
      says he came in with Captain Miller last fall, from Derry, and
      that one William Marbuckle has his indentures; has on an old
      light coloured coarse jacket, old tow trowsers, old homespun
      shirt, no shoes nor stockings, and speaks somewhat foolish.
      Their masters, if any they have, are desired to come in 30
      days, from the date thereof, and take them away, otherwise
      they will be sold out for their charges, by JACOB GRAYBILL,
      Goaler.


      October 18, 1764
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Chester Goal, October 8, 1764.
      NOW in Custody of the Subscriber as Runaways, two Lads, one of
      the Name of John Kearney, alias Young, the other named John
      Williams, this Country born, the former born in Ireland, but
      speaks good English; they both say they came from Lancaster
      County. Their Masters, if any they have, are desired to come
      and take them away. SAMUEL RAINE, Goaler.


      October 18, 1764
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Philadelphia, an
      Indented Servant Man, named Francis Campbell, about 20 Years
      of Age, 5 Feet 6 Inches high, born in Ireland, is of a dark
      Complexion, wears black hair, has a Scar on his right cheek,
      and is a Butcher by Trade; had on, when he went away, a brown
      Broadcloth Coat, with fine Whitemetal Buttons, a red Plush
      Jacket, without Sleeves, and a Pair of Breeches of the same, a
      Pair of white striped Ditto, a Pair of light blue Worsted
      Stockings, a Pair or Silver buckles, and a red Flannel Jacket
      with Sleeves. Whoever takes up and secures said Servant, so
      that his Master may have him again, shall have Three Pounds,
      Reward, paid by

      LODOWICK SINGIZER.


      November 8, 1764
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      A Certain John Cooper, born in the North of Ireland, by Trade
      a Weaver, has been in the Army to the Northward, about 5 Feet
      6 or 7 Inches high, a slim, black, thin faced Man, between 30
      and 40 Years of Age, much given to gaming and drinking, hired
      from the Subscriber, living in George Town, Kent County,
      Maryland, a dark coloured Mare, 4 Years old last Spring,
      between 12 and 13 Hands high, paces and trots, has a Star in
      her Forehead, branded on the near Buttock P M D, may not be
      easily seen on Account of the old Hair, ringed with 3 Rings,
      the upper Ring broke out of the Flesh, and hangs on one Side;
      he had a Bag behind, or under him, with Apron Check, white
      Linen, and some Clothes, which he may offer for Sale; he has
      several Changes of Clothes, one light Colour, one blue, and
      the other a brown, with a black jacket, red Breeches, and new
      Castor Hat, &c. Whoever brings the said Cooper and Mare to the
      Subscriber, shall have Three Pounds Reward, or Thirty
      Shillings for the Mare, with reasonable Charges, by me

      PHILIP McDERMOTT.

      N.B. An old Saddle and Bridle was hired with the above
      Mare; and it is supposed he is gone towards Philadelphia or
      New York.


      November 8, 1764
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      THREE POUNDS Reward.
      RUN away from the Subscriber, on the 29th of October last, a
      Servant Man, named Patrick Joyce, aged 40 Years, about 5 Feet
      3 Inches high, born in Ireland, round faced, of a ruddy
      Complexion, light brown Hair tied behind; had on, when he went
      away, a blue Coat, Jacket and Breeches and the Coat bound
      round the Edges; has served his Majesty, in Col. Stuart
      Regiment, in Germany; has a few Scars on his Head and is very
      apt to get drunk, being a Taylor by Trade. Whoever takes up
      said Servant and secures him, or bring him home to my House in
      Front street, next Door but one to John Wood, Watch maker,
      shall have the above Reward, and all other Charges, paid by
      JOHN GRANT.

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


      November 22, 1764
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from the Subscriber hereof, living in Pilesgrove,
      Salem County, Providence of West new Jersey, two servants,
      about Eleven o'Clock at Night on the 13th of this instant
      November; one Lad, named John Coleman, about 18 Years of Age,
      freckled Face, has red Hair, about 5 Feet 6 Inches high; had
      on a lightish coloured Coat, with large Metal Buttons to the
      Breast and Skirts, old Leather Breeches, a new Castor Hat,
      made by Joseph Shute, of Philadelphia, which he stole from his
      master, and good Shoes, with large Brass Buckles. The other a
      Girl, born in Ireland, and came over about two Years ago,
      about 5 Feet 2 Inches high, about 20 Years of Age, named
      Dorothy Mickle, has a Scar over or under her Right eye; had on
      a slanting short red and white Calicoe Gown, and a striped
      long Cotton Gown, a Worsted Quilt, old Shoes, with large Metal
      Buckles in them, is very talkative, pretends to be well
      acquainted with the White Boys in Ireland, and talks much of
      them, she has sundry other Clothes with her, which she stole
      from her Mistress. Whoever takes up said Servants, and brings
      them to the Subscriber hereof, or secures them in any of His
      MajestyGoals, so that they may be had again, shall have
      Four Pounds Reward for both, or Forty Shillings for each, paid
      by

      ISRAEL LAWRENCE.

      N.B. They have passed for Man and Wife; and the Girl says
      she has been married to him two Years.

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