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    January 17, 1765 The Pennsylvania Gazette RUN away, about the first of November last, from the Subscriber, living near Bladensburgh, in Prince George County,
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      January 17, 1765
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away, about the first of November last, from the
      Subscriber, living near Bladensburgh, in Prince George
      County, Maryland, a Convict Servant Man, named Patrick
      Carroll, born in Ireland, by Trade a Butcher; he is a lusty
      well set Fellow, about 5 Feet 8 Inches high, he has lost the
      fourth Finger of his left Hand, has remarkable black Hair,
      which he wears short, and is pitted with the Small Pox, is
      very talkative, and excessive fond of strong Liquor; had on,
      when he went away, a dark Cloth Coat, Check Shirt, and a Pair
      of Boots, the rest of his Apparel I cannot describe; he
      carried with him a dark Chestnut sorrel Horse, about 13 Hands
      high. He obtained a Pass from a Magistrate of this County, by
      making him believe he was a Free man. Whoever takes up the
      said Servant, and secures him in any Goal, so that I get him
      again, shall receive Two Pistoles Reward, from

      NATHANIEL POPE.


      January 24, 1765
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Joppa, December 19, 1765.
      Committed to this Goal as Runaways, the two following Persons,
      viz. a young man, who calls himself John Wilson, born in
      Ireland, about five Feet nine Inches high, much pitted with
      the Smallpox, and badly cloathed. And a Negroe Man, who has
      been in Goal about two Months, five Feet ten Inches high, has
      a small round Mark over his left Eye, speaks bad English.
      Whoever owns the said Runaways, may have them again by
      applying to

      JOHN TAYLOR, Goal keeper.


      February 7, 1765
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      THREE POUNDS Reward.
      RUN away, from the Subscriber, living in Warminster Township,
      Bucks County, an Irish Servant Man, named James Ferguson, it
      is thought he will change his Name; he is about 20 Years of
      Age, fresh Complexion, a thick spoken Fellow, about 5 Feet 8
      Inches high, midling thick set, wears his Hair tied behind,
      but perhaps he may cut it off; had on, when he went away, a
      good Felt Hat, a thin white Shirt, a light blue Cloth Coat,
      with Metal Buttons, a brown jacket, without Sleeves or Skirts
      behind, he took with him a brown Worsted Jacket, lined with
      light red, a white Leather Apron, a good Pair of Buckskin
      Breeches, with flat Metal Buttons, grey Yarn Stockings, a
      Strong Pair of Shoes, with Pinchbeek Buckles in them. Whoever
      takes up the said Servant, and secures him, so that his Master
      may have him again, shall have the above Reward, and
      reasonable Charges, paid by

      JONATHAN WALTON.

      N.B. He came from Ireland in the Jupiter, Capt. Hawthorn.


      February 14, 1765
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away last Summer, from the Subscriber, in Hanover
      Township, Lancaster County, a Servant Man, named Thomas
      Newlan, born in Ireland, speaks with the Brogue, about 5 Feet
      5 Inches high, marked with the Small Pox; had on, when he went
      away, a Provincial Regimental Coat. Whoever takes up the said
      Servant, and secures him in any County Goal in this Province,
      shall have Forty Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges,
      paid by

      TIMOTHY GREEN.


      February 14, 1765
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      FORTY SHILLINGS Reward.
      RUN away, the 28th of January, a certain James Bell, but may
      change his Name to Johnson, or Thompson, as he has gone by
      both, was born in Ireland, 5 Feet 6 or 7 Inches high, thin
      Visage, brown Hair tied behind; had on a Felt Hat, and wore
      the Peak behind, a brown Coat, blue Jacket, Ditto Plush
      Breeches, Leather Apron, Check Shirt, and Ditto, blue Yarn
      Stockings, old Shoes, round Steel Buckles, by Trade a Coach
      and Harness maker, and took sundry Tools with him, a Handsaw,
      Chissels, sliding Gunter, and a Common Rule, some Awls, &c.
      very subject to Drink, and perhaps may pawn or sell them for
      Liquor. Any Person that will apprehend said Fellow, so as his
      Master may have him again, shall have the above Reward, and
      reasonable Charges, paid by JOHN WITHY, in Chester,
      Pennsylvania.


      February 28, 1765
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from John Pierse, on Sunday the 24th Instant, about
      Three o'Clock in the Morning, an Irish Servant Lad, named
      Archibald Kelly, between 16 and 17 Years of Age, about 5 Feet
      6 Inches high, of a fair complexion, long Visage, down Look,
      has dark brown hair, but it is likely he may have it cut off;
      had on, when he went away, a blue Surtout Coat, with gilt
      Buttons, a blue Cloth Coat, with Brass Buttons, a scarlet
      Cloth Jacket, without Sleeves, both Coat and Jacket have been
      turned, blue Cloth Breeches, with washed Buttons, Worsted
      Stockings, Check Linen Shirt, and Pinchbeck Shoe Buckles. He
      is very much given to lying, and will persist in a Lie a long
      Time. It is supposed he intended going off in one of the first
      Vessels to Ireland, or else is gone in the Stage to New York.
      Whoever takes up said Servant, and brings him to his Master,
      shall have Forty Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges,
      paid by JOHN PIERSE.

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


      May 2, 1765
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from on board the Ship Sarah, James Drew, Master,
      lately arrived from Bristol, two Servant Men, one named Fergus
      Kagan, born in the County of Kildare, in Ireland, and bred a
      Coachman, is about 26 Years of Age, 5 Feet 8 Inches high,
      rather of a slender make, wears black Hair, which curls in
      Ringlets down his Neck, has a smooth Face, and appears a
      likely active young Man, he was dressed in a Check Shirt, blue
      Cloth upper Jacket, and under Jacket of blue and white stripe,
      coarse Kersey Breeches, Yarn Stockings, and had also a coarse
      Drab coloured Kersey Jacket, the same of his Breeches. The
      other named Patrick Lachay, of Tyrone, in Ireland, a Linen
      Weaver, about 25 Years of Age, about 5 Feet 5 to 7 Inches
      high, square set, and a little round shoulder, fair
      Complexion, has dark brown Hair; had on a light grey Cloth
      Coat, brown Linen Jacket, scarlet Plush Breeches, and Worsted
      Stockings. Any Person that delivers the above Servants to the
      Subscribers in Philadelphia, shall receive Eight Dollars
      Reward for each of them, with reasonable travelling Charges;
      but if secured in any of his MajestyGoals at a Distance, so
      that the Subscribers may have them again, Four Dollars Reward
      for each, from WILLING and MORRIS.

      N.B. It is said these two Servants went off on Sunday
      Evening last, in Company with William Mallet, an Apprentice to
      Nathaniel Cope, Blacksmith on Society hill, and that the said
      Mallet had a forged Pass, for three People.


      May 16, 1765
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Mount Bethel Township,
      in Northampton County, on the 17th Day of March last past, a
      Highland Servant Man, named Donald McDonald, about the Age of
      25 Years, about 5 Feet 6 Inches high, of a fresh Complexion,
      fullfaced, pretty much pitted with the Small pox, has a Scar
      on the fore Finger of his Left hand, speaks between the
      Highland and Irish Dialects; having lived about three Years
      and an Half in Ireland, and pretends to be a Shoemaker by
      Trade; Had on, when he went away, a old blue Broadcloth Coat,
      stained with Tar, with carved Brass buttons, an Orange
      coloured Thickset Jacket, with blue Lining, good Buckskin
      Breeches; had two Pair of pale blue Stockings, one pair
      ribbed, with a Darn in the Middle of one of the Stockings,
      having cut it, with his Leg, last Winter; it is supposed he
      will change his Name and Clothes the first Opportunity; he
      enquired the Way to Baltimore Town. Whoever takes up and
      secures the said Servant, in any of his MajestyGoals, so
      that his Master may have him again, shall receive Five Pounds
      Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by me WILLIAM MILLER.

      N.B. All Masters of Vessels, and others are warned on
      their Peril not to take the said Servant off.


      June 6, 1765
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away, the 26th of May last, from the Subscriber, living in
      Philadelphia, an Apprentice, named Claudius Taylor, a native
      of Ireland, about 23 Years of age, 5 Feet 5 or 6 Inches high,
      round visaged, Pock marked, and marked on his Left hand, by
      his Thumb, with Powder C T, brown Hair; had on, when he went
      away, a blue Saggathy Coat, brown Cloth Jacket, black knit
      Breeches, new Castor Hat, and new Pumps, with Steel Buckles;
      it s very likely he may endeavour to get Work at the
      Carpenter Trade, he says he served some Time to it in
      Ireland; he is fond of Liquor, very talkative, and given much
      to Swearing. Whoever takes up and secures said Apprentice, so
      that his Master may have him again, shall have Three Pounds
      Reward, and all reasonable Charges, paid by EDWARD BONSALL.

      N.B. It is thought he is gone to New York, as he was seen
      going that Road, in Company with another Man the same Day, and
      it is likely he will call at Amboy Ferry. All Masters of
      Vessels, and others, are forbid to harbour or carry him off at
      their Peril.


      June 6, 1765
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away, on the 15th of May, from the Subscriber, living in
      Uwchland Township, Chester County, a native Irish Servant
      Girl, named Catherine McLoy, about 23 Years of Age, dark brown
      curled Hair, speaks very much with the Brogue, born near
      Kilkenny, in Ireland; had on, when she went away, a Calicoe
      Bedgown, two quilted Petticoats, the one black, the other
      yellow, no Shoes nor Stockings. Whoever takes up and secures
      said Servant, so that the Owner may have her again, shall have
      Forty Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by ROBERT
      SMITH.


      June 27, 1765
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Trenton, June 24, 1765.
      ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS Reward.
      MADE his Escape from Samuel Tucker, Esq; of Trenton, Sheriff
      of the County of Hunterdon, in New Jersey, in April last, one
      Hugh McCan, but has changed his Name, and now calls himself
      Hugh Johnson; he sailed from Philadelphia about the 20th of
      April last, in the Sloop Adventure, Captain Matthews, for St.
      Kitts, and returned again in the same Vessel to Philadelphia
      on Tuesday last; he was born in Ireland, is near 60 Years of
      Age, about 5 Feet 7 Inches, has black or hazel Eyes, large
      black Eyebrows, wore his Hair when he went away, which is
      grey, sometimes wears a white Cap, or black or brown cut Wig,
      takes Plenty of Snuff, fair Complexion, addicted to strong
      Liquor, and very talkative when intoxicated; he can scarce
      write his Name intelligibly, but pretends to be well versed in
      Trade, which he has followed in the Retail Way, together with
      the manufacturing of Wheat, at his late Gristmill at Almetunk
      River; he also had Sawmill and Fulling mill, is a Fuller by
      Trade, and will brag largely of his Knowledge in dying Cloths
      of two Colours, the one Side scarlet, the other blue. Whoever
      apprehends and secures the said High McCan, alias Johnson, and
      causes him to be delivered to the Sheriff of Philadelphia,
      shall receive One Hundred Spanish Dollars, and all reasonable
      Charges, paid by the Subscriber. It is hoped that all Persons
      will be diligent to apprehend him, with a View to detect a
      person of such vile Principles, that deserted the said
      Sheriff, who placed a Confidence in him out of Compassion, and
      let him pursue his Business, rather than lock him in Goal,
      which he was liable to, and justly deserved.

      SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff.


      June 20, 1765
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away, the 9th of this instant June, a Servant Man, named
      Robert Jones, born in Ireland, about 5 Feet 3 or 4 Inches
      high, full Visage, black hair, and much pitted with the Small
      pox; had on, when he went away, a half worn Felt Hat, grey
      Coat, whitish Jacket, with Sleeves, white Tow Trowsers, hemp
      Shirt, white Stockings, and Shoes tied with Strings. Whoever
      takes up said Servant, and delivers him to the Subscriber,
      living in Lebanon Township, Lancaster County; or to Jacob
      Barge, at the Sign of the Lamb, in Philadelphia; or secures
      him in any Goal, so that his Master may have him again, shall
      have THREE POUNDS Reward, and reasonable Charges paid by JOHN
      SMITH.


      August 29, 1765
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      EIGHT POUNDS Reward.
      RUN away, in the Night of the 21st of August, from the
      Subscriber, living in Cecil County, Maryland, two Convict
      Servant Men, one named William Callahan, born in Ireland, by
      Trade a Plaisterer, about 30 years of Age, about 5 Feet 6
      Inches high, wear an old grey cut Wig, a light coloured short
      Kersey Coat, with Metal Buttons, Ozenbrigs Shirt and Trowsers,
      old Shoes, and Yarn Stockings; he is of a swarthy Complexion,
      has grey Eyes, pitted with the Small Pox, very talkative, much
      given to Drink, has served some Time on board a Man of War,
      and came in the Country about 12 Months ago. The other named
      Edward Thompson, a Convict, lately imported, an Englishman, a
      very lusty well looking Man, with black Beard and Eyes: He had
      on a light coloured Jockey Coat, blue Serve Vest, with Leather
      Buttons, Shoes and Stockings, an old fine Hat, with a black
      Crape Band round it; he also took with him a light coloured
      Bearskin Great Coat, a Snuff coloured Thickset Coat, and
      sundry other Things, likewise a small old sorrel Horse, with a
      Star in his Forehead, paces slow, and very stiff; he is a
      stout resolute Fellow, is apt to drink, and then very
      insolent; they are both well acquainted with the Water, and
      may probably pass for Sailors. Whoever takes up and secures
      the said Servants in any Goal, so that their Masters may have
      them again, shall have Five Pounds Reward for Thompson, and
      Three Pounds for Callahan, if taken out of this Province, paid
      by ANDREW PEARCE, HENRY W. PEARCE and JOHN WARD.


      August 29, 1765
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away, in the Night Time, between the 25th and 26th Day of
      the 8th Month, 1765, from George Ashbridge, of Goshen, in
      Chester County, Pennsylvania, a Servant Man, named Cornelius
      Leeson, but may be likely to change his Name; he came from
      Ireland, and has been on Shore but about twelve Days; is about
      5 Feet 8 Inches high, in chinned, and a little out mouthed,
      pretty full breasted, and walks a little stooping, wears brown
      hair; had on, and took with him two Check Shirts, a Pair of
      old Velvet Breeches, and Linen Trowsers, one old light grey
      Nap Jacket, the Nap partly wore off, not made for him and one
      old dark coloured SailorJacket, a Pair of brown Yarn
      Stockings, and half worn Shoes; he has been in this Country a
      Servant some Years ago, served Part of his time in Bucks
      County, and ran away from thence, and got to Ireland again, so
      that it appears he is an old Offender, and acquainted with
      this Province; it is suspected that he will make for the back
      Parts of this Province, of Virginia, or to Sea again. Whoever
      takes up and secures the said Servant in any Goal, so that his
      Master may have him again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward,
      and reasonable Charges, paid by

      GEORGE ASHBRIDGE.


      September 26, 1765
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      RUN away from the Subscriber, living near George Town, in Kent
      County, Maryland, a Convict Servant Man, named John Malone,
      about five Feet seven Inches, about 20 Years of Age, born in
      Ireland, but speaks good English, has a flat crooked Nose, is
      much pitted with the Small pox, knock kneed, was in the
      Transport Service last War, pretends to be a Seaman, and it is
      thought will endeavour to get on board some Vessel in
      Philadelphia, as he was near being taken at Chester and
      Schuylkill, on the 23d and 3d Instant but escaped; the Little
      Finger on his Left hand grown fast to the next, as far as the
      Middle Joint. He stole and took with him, a new blue homespun
      Frock Coat, lined with coarse Sheeting, with long Cuffs to the
      Elbow, and white Horn Buttons, a white Shirt, and a Check
      Ditto, Tow Linen Trowsers, Worsted Stockings, old Shoes, and a
      Felt Hat, also a Kersey Great Coat, and a Hanger or Cutlas,
      with a Snakeskin over the Scabbard. Whoever secures said
      Servant, in any Goal, so as his Master may have him again,
      shall have Three Pistoles Reward, paid by

      JOHN SEWELL.

      All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry him off.
      November 28, 1765
      The Pennsylvania Gazette

      Philadelphia, November 25, 1765.
      RUN away, on the 16th Instant, from John Faries, a Servant
      Man, named Edward Carlow, but has changed his Name to Collins,
      and may go by some other Name; he is a spry Fellow, and wears
      his Hat Soldier like, on his Right Eye, has a brown Wig, red
      Hair, white Eyebrows, Freckles on the Back of his Hands, is
      about 5 Feet 6 Inches high, wore a brown Coat, blue Velvet
      Jacket, red or brown Breeches, commonly wore white Thread, or
      black Silk Stockings, walks fast, when he travels, speaks good
      English, pretends to have two Uncles in New London, both
      Ministers, says he has a small Estate in Ireland, and is well
      beloved amongst the Women. Whoever secures said Servant in any
      Goal in this Province, so that his Master may have him again,
      shall have Three Pounds Reward, and if out of the Province,
      Five Pounds, paid by me

      JOHN FARIES.

      N.B. All Masters of Vessels, and others, are forbid to
      harbour or carry him off, as they may expect to be proceeded
      against as the Law directs.


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