Monday, December 20, 1819.
Some Selected Reports from the Salisbury & Winchester Journal
Creditors of Mr.MARK STREET, Deceased.
A MEETING of the CREDITORS of Mr.MARK STREET
, late of the town and county of Poole, Merchant, deceased, will be held at the Old Antelope Inn, in Poole, on Monday the tenth day of January next, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, in order to determine upon the best mode of disposing of such of the Property as remains unsold.
Poole, Dec.9, 1819
NOTICE TO DEBTORS & CREDITORS.
ALL Persons having any Claim or Demand on Mr.RICE BAKER
, late of the Bell lnn, Shaston, are desired to transmit the same to Mr.C.E.Buckland, solicitor, Shaston, on or before the 30th December instant; and all persons indebted to the said Rice Baker, are required immediately to pay the amount of their respective Debts to the said C. E. Buckland, or they will be prosecuted for recovery thereof without further notice.
The Estate of Mr.JOHN REBBECK, deceased.
ALL Persons having any Claim on the Estate of Mr.JOHN REBBECK
, late of. Ebbesborne Wake, in the county of Wilts, deceased, are requested to send the particulars thereof to Thomas King, Esq.
of Alvediston, or Mr.Thomas Parham
, of Bower Chalke, in the said county of Wilts, two of the executors, in order that the same may be immediately
discharged. And all persons indebted to the said Estate, whether on mortgage, bill, note, or otherwise, are requested immediately
to arrange with the said executors for a settlement of the same.
New Canal, Salisbury, Dec.11, 1819.
NOTICE is hereby given, - That the Creditors of JAMES CASE
, the younger, of Motcombe, in the county of Dorset, cheese-dealer, may receive a Dividend of Two Shillings in the Pound
, on the amount of their respective Debts, on application at the office of Messrs.Bowles and Chitty
, solicitors, in Shaftesbury, on or before the 24th, instant; as from and after that day those Creditors who should fail to accept the above Dividend, will be excluded the benefit thereof.
WHEREAS HENRY KING
, of Chicksgrove, in the parish of Tisbury, in the county of Wilts, farmer, hath assigned his Estate and Effects to Henry King
, of Chilmark, and Wm.Futcher
, of Fovant, in the said county, gentlemen, in trust for the general benefit of such of his Creditors as shall execute the Assignment on or before the 1st day of February now next :- Notice is therefore hereby given, that the Assignment remains at the Office of Mr.Nicholson
, solicitor, Barford, near Salisbury, for execution by the Creditors; and those who shall not execute the same on or before the said 1st day of February, will be excluded the benefit thereof.
The Creditors are particularly requested to meet the Assignees at the Spread Eagle Inn, Salisbury, on Tuesday next, the 21st instant, when a statement of the affairs and other particulars will be submitted to them.
Barford, Dec.18, 1819.
THE Commissioners in a Commission of Bankrupt awarded and issued forth against ELIAB.SINGER
, of Corsley, in thc County of Wilts, victualler, dealer and chapman, intend to meet on the 13th day of January next, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, at the Angel Inn, in the town of Warminster, in the said county of Wilts, in order to make a first, and final Dividend of the Estate and Effects of the said Bankrupt, when and where the Creditors who have not already proved their Debts, are to come prepared to prove the same, or they will be excluded the benefit of the said Dividend: And all Claims not then substantiated will be disallowed.
WANTED, in a market town, 30 miles from London, - A young MAN who can work at CASE and PRESS, and understands the BOOKBINDING.
None need apply who cannot have a good character from their last employer, or who are not fully competent.
Enquire (if by letter, post-paid) of Mr.Sears
, tea-dealer, 7, Bridge-street, Lambeth.
To Clock and Watch Makers, and others.
TO be SOLD or LET, from the 12th of May next, -- A comfortable DWELLING-HOUSE, situated in the most centrical part of the High-street of the very populous and fashionable town SOUTHAMPTON; and the corner of one of the greatest thoroughfares, where the Business of a Clock and Watch Maker, Silver-smith, &c. is now, and has been carried on upwards of twenty years to considerable advantage. The premises have large underground cellars, with wide frontage, detached workshops, extensive outlet, a private entrance; also a private passage by the side of the house near four feet wide, therefore calculated for any business requiring room, without interfering with the comforts of the dwelling.-- For a reference and view of the premises apply (if by letter post-paid) to Mr.Milsome
, the present occupier, whose term therein expires at the above date.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, at the George Inn, FROME, on Thursday the 30th of December, 1819, at 6 o'clock in the evening, - A very convenient and desirable CIose of Freehold, Pasture Land, containing about one Acre and a half, lying in a very healthy and dry situation, near the Lays, at Frome Field, late belonging to Joseph Frowd, Esq.
deceased.-- Further particulars may be known on application to Messrs.Phelps
, Warminster, or to Messrs.Crocker
, land agents, Frome.
VALUABLE MEADOW LANDS,
At Bushton, in the parish of Clyffe Pypard, WiIts.
FOR SALE by AUCTION, by Harry Russ
, at the White Hart Inn, Chippenham, on Saturday the 8th day of January next, at three o'clock in the afternoon, (subject to such conditions of sale as shall be then produced), - All those Two capital CLOSES of MEADOW GROUND, called Runny Mead and Dock Furlong, containing by estimation 12 acres, (more or less), in the renting of Mr.Hill
. - For further particulars apply at the Office of Messrs.Guy and Michell
, in Chippenham; if by letter, post-paid.
TO be SOLD by AUCTlON, by Mr.John Day
, at the Castle and Ball, Marlborough, on Monday the 10th day of January 1820, at three o'clock precisely, in 17 lots, on the conditions that will be produced at the sale, - About 140 Maiden OAKS, with their Lops, Tops, and Bark; and about 100 Maiden ASH, and 42 Maiden ELM TREES, with their Tops and Lops, in the Manor of Wootton Rivers, adjoining the Kennet and Avon Canal, and about four miles from Marlborough, and two from Pewsey, in Wiltshire. The Trees are marked with rased marks, and also with paint.
, of Wootton Rivers, will shew the lots, of which particulars may be had of the auctioneer, Mr.Day
, Marlborough; and of Mr.Guy Warwick
, at Milton.
TO MANUFACTUERS AND OTHERS.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs.Mant and Son
, at the City Arms, in Winchester, on Thursday the 23d of December 1819, at six o'clock in the evening, - All that new Brick-built DWELLING-HOUSE, most desirably situate in the High-street, Winchester, with a very large commodious WORKSHOP and PREMISES, extending from the said principal street to Silver Hill, late in the occupation of Mr.Hobbs
, Whitesmith and Brass Founder; - together with a small TENEMENT at the back of the same, in the occupation of Mr.Gradidge
, tailor. - The above Premises are held by one lease under, the Corporation of Winchester, for forty years, renewable every fourteen.
For particulars, and a view of the above, apply to the proprietor, Mr.Hobbs
, in the Soke, or to the Auctioneers, Winchester.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr.DELL
, at the Anchor Inn, at ELING, on Wednesday the 19th day of January, 1820, (unless sooner disposed of by Private Contract, of which timely notice will be given), - A small compact FARM, in good cultivation, and in a ring fence; consisting of a Farm-house, barn, stable, and fuel-house, and about 60 Acres of Arable Pasture, and Wood LAND, well stocked with thriving timber, situated at Netley, in the parish of Eling, and now in the occupation of Mr.Felix Lovell
. -This Estate is Copyhold of Inheritance of the Manor of Eling ; - is pleasantly situated 3 miles from Lyndhurst, and about 6 miles from Southampton, contignous to the Ringwood turnpike roads; and the land is encompassed on all sides by good roads.-- For further particulars apply, if by letter, post-paid, to Mr.Dell
, the Auctioneer, at Southampton.
To be SOLD by AUCTION, on the Premises, by Mr.DELL
, on Wednesday next December 22, 1819, - All the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, China, Glass, Paintings, and about 200lbs.of the best Goose Feathers, 2 Goats, 2 Pigs, and other Effects, the property of Capt.Gordon
, quItting his residence in Houndwell, near the Canal. The Furniture comprises fourpost and tent bedsteads with dimity furniture, feather beds, mattresses, blankets, and counter-panes; mahogany dining and other tables, secretary and bookcase with glazed doors, chests of drawers, and chairs; sofa, pier and dressing- glasses, night tables, kitchen furniture, &c.- May be viewed on the morning of the sale till eleven o'clock, when the Auction will commence.
PUBLIC-HOUSE AND OTHER PROPERTY,
AT SWANAGE, DORSET.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on Friday the 7th day of January, 1820, at one o'clock in the afternoon, at the Black Swan Inn, in Swanage, - The FEE SIMPLE of the following PREMISES, in five Lots, viz.-
Lot 1.- The said INN, called the BLACK SWAN, with the stable, and other outhouses, yard. and garden, thereto adjoining, now in the occupation of John Adams
, as tenant from year to year.
Lots 2, 3, and 4. - THREE MESSUAGES, with back-sides and gardens, adjoining lot 1.
Lot 5.-Two COTTAGES adjoining the stable of lot 1.
Maps of the lots may be seen at Mr.William Bondfield's
, in Swanage; and at Mr.C.R.Smith's
, at Arfleet, near Corfe Castle; of the latter of whom, and of Mr.Castleman
, solicitor, Wimborne, further particulars may be obtained.
BY Order of the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors. The Petitions of JOHN GOVEY
, late of the city of Bath, Builder and Stone-mason, and JOHN POOLE
, formerly of the city of Gloucester, and late of the city of Bath, Baker, but now prisoners for debt confined in his Majesty's gaol of the city of Bath, in the county of Somerset, will be heard before his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said city, at the General Quarter Sessious of the Peace which will be holden at the Guildhall, in and for the said city, on Monday the 10th day of January next, at the hour of 10 o'dock in the morning; and that schedules, annexed to the said petitions, containing lists of the Creditors of the said prisoners, are filed in the Office of the said Court, No. 9, Essex-street, Strand, to which the Creditors of the said prisoners may refer; and they hereby declare that they are ready and willing to submit to be examined, touching the justice of their conduct to their Creditors.
HOUSE to be LET, FURNISHED, or SOLD, near LYMINGTON.- PENNINGTON COTTAGE, with a Stable, Coach-house, and a good Garden. The House contains 3 sitting rooms, and 6 bed rooms with kitchen, and other convenient offices, affording decent accommodation for a large family. Terms Eighty Guineas per annum, free of all Taxes. Not to be let for a shorter period than one year.- The Property is FREEHOLD, and is to be sold (with or without the Furniture) at a reasonable price.-- Apply to Joseph Gatrell
, High-street, Lymington.
To be LETT, and entered upon immediately, - A substantial well built HOUSE, with a SHOP, situated in the Blue Boar Row, and in the occupation of Dr.Fowler
, for upwards of twenty years; having been built a sbort time only previous to his renting it. For further particulars, and for a view of the premises, apply to the Rev.Dr.Evans
, or at the office of Mr.Chubb
, attorney at law, New Canal, Salisbury.
All letters to be post paid.
Salisbury, Dec.11., 1819.
TO be LET, and entered upon at Old Candlemas next, at Kingston Farm, near Ringwood,- A DAIRY of Thirty Cows, with the privilege of nine farm yards for breeding and keeping pigs and poultry.
Apply to Mr.Vey
, at Ringwood; if by letter, post-paid.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE.- CAPITAL DAIRY FARM.
TO be LET and entered upon the 25th of March next, at Thornbury Park, near the town of Thornbury, 12 miles from Bristol, - A compact FARM, containing 168 Statute Acres, 40 of which are Arable, and the rest Meadow and Pasture, in the occupation of Mr.Joseph Neale
, who quits at Lady-day next.
For particulars apply to Doctor Newman
, the proprietor, No.7, Richmond Terrace, Clifton; if by letter, to be post paid.-- N.B. None need apply for this Farm who cannot give the most satisfactory references, or security for the rent if required; but the above is an excellent opportunity for a Man of Capital.
To be LET, and entered on at Lady-day next (old style), - All that capital MESSUAGE, CORN and DAIRY FARM, called YETMINSTER MANOR FARM, with excellent barns, cow-houses, and every other requisite outbuilding, in complete repair, together with Orchards, and several Closes of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land, containing together one hundred and sixty acres (more or less), now and for nearly sixty years past occupied by Farmer John Tompkins
, - Yetminster is situate within six miles of the market towns of Sherborne and Yeovil.
For viewing the estate apply to the tenant; and for further particulars to Mr.Bowring
, Kingston Farm; near Dorchester; or at the office of Mr.Burnet
, solicitor, Sherborne.
N.B. The incoming tenant will be allowed to enter and prepare for a Lent crop.- Dated the 15th Dec. 1819.
, CLOCK and WATCH MAKER, Silversmith, &c. (from London) informs the inhabitants of Dorchester and its vicinity, he has opened a Shop in High-street; he respectfully solicits a share of their favors, and trusts, by unremitting exertions, to merit continuance of the same, whilst the experience he has had in London as a manufacturer, renders him confident of affording ample satisfaction to those who may please to honor him with their commands.
returns his grateful acknowledgments to his friends and the public generally, for the very liberal support given to the late Firm of WHITE
; and he begs to inform them that he has purchased the same Premises, where the Brewing, Malting, and Spirit business will be carried on as heretofore, and he hopes to receive a similar support. He begs to say, that nothing on his part shall be wanting to merit it. - Wimborne, Dec.17, 1819.
ANCHOR INN, REDBRIDGE.
respectfully begs leave to inform his friends and the public in general, that he has entered on the above Inn, where he solicits the favor of their commands, which he will endeavour to merit by unremitted attention and exertion. The POSTING is continued at the Anchor as usual, and E.B. can confidently assert that his Horses and Chaises are far superior to any that have lately been kept in the neighbourhood, and he has also been particularly careful in selecting steady civil Post-boys.
Redbridge, Dec.17., 1819/
ESCAPE FROM JUSTICE.
FIFTEEN POUNDS REWARD.
WHEREAS JOHN GALE
, of Chilbolton, Hants, Labourer, charged on suspicion of stealing two SHEEP, the property of his master, Mr.Henry Tredgold
, of the same place, ABSCONDED on Thursday last, whilst the Constable was in the act of searching his House, wherein parts of the said Sheep were found.-The said John Gale
has a swarthy complexion, very much pitted with the small pox, about 5 feet 6 inches high; had on a dirty round frock; and it is likely he had also with him a soldier's great coat of a mixed colour:- Whoever will apprehend the said John Gale
, shall, on his conviction, receive a Reward of FIVE POUNDS from the said Henry Tredgold
, over and above the Reward of TEN POUNDS, allowed bv the Hampshire Association for prosecuting Felons, which will be paid on application to Mr.Richard Footner
, of Andover, Treasurer and Solicitor to the said Association.
December 17, 1819.
LOST from the above Common, several weeks since, - A brown Alderney HEIFER, with white about her flank, rising two years old, and marked C.T. on her horns. Whoever will bring her to Mr.Cousins
, Southampton Arms, shall be rewarded for their trouble.
FOR SALE, at a moderate Price, --- A large Quantity of APPLE TREES, fit to plant out for Orchards, well worth the notice of the public, as those only have been selected by the proprietor that are known good bearers, having originally grown them for his own planting.- For further particulars apply, if by letter, post-paid, to Mr.Wm.Leaves
, at the Rose and Crown Inn, Axminster. - Dated December 7, 1819.
A singular instance of the undaunted courage of the English bull-dog occurred a few days ago. As Mr.G.Lomax
, of Cockey-Moor, was proceeding up Deansgate, Manchester, followed by his favourite dog of the above species, they came opposite the shop of Mr.Edmund Simpson
, hatter, when the attention of the dog was caught by the appearance of a stuffed otter in the window, and without a moment's hesitation, the intrepid animal dashed fearlessly through the glass, and seizing his prey, literally tore it in pieces.
SURPRISING MEAL ! --- On Thursday last the Elephant at Exeter Change treated himself with a most extraordinary feast. As a proof of his taste, it was discovered he had eaten the greater part of the wardrobe of his keeper ! consisting of three pair of trowsers, four waist-coats, near a dozen neckcloths, several pair of stockings, and part of a great coat, which he had contrived to purloin in a most ingenious manner, by raising himself up by his tusks, and standing on his hind legs, to the man's apartment, which is above the elephant's, and with his proboscis broke open his trunk, plundering it of its contents. The keeper arrived just in time to see him eat the remains of his coat, the buttons of the rest of his apparel being strewed about his cage. The regular consumption of this animal in hay, corn, straw, vegetables, water, &c. exceeds 700 weight daily.
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE.--- On Tuesday evening, about nine o'clock, a fire broke out in the shop of Mr. Whitmarsh
, tea agent, in High-street, Bristol; if burst through the shop window, and burnt furiously; if a supply of water had been immediately prornred, the mischief would probably have been confined to the spot but unfortunately it spread rapidly, destroying in its progress four adjoining houses, viz.- Mr.Rees's
, book-seller; an uninhabited house, lately occupied by Mr.Ashmend
, shoe-maker; and the above of Mr.Whitmarsh
.- The buildings were very old, with over-hanging fronts, and contained a large proportion of timber. The fire raged for four hours, and the destruction was so complete, that scarcely a vestige of either house remains; the utmost exertions of the firemen, with a continual stream of water, were necessary to preserve the houses on the opposite side of the street, which are built of similar materials. No lives were lost, but the property destroyed must have been considerable. The fire is supposed to have originated from a spark of a candle falling on some bonnet-straw in the shop.
PIymouth, December 17 .---- This morning the schooner Fortitude, from Chepstow, for this port, with timber, went ashore in Firestone Bay,and is likely to be much damaged if the gale continues.
A lighter, about 40 tons burthen, is wrecked this morning on the battery in Dead Man's Bay.
Weymouth, Dec.18.--- On Thursday night last last it blew a most tremendous gale of wind at S.W. which caused much damage on this part of the coast. A boat belonging to his Majesty's ship Hind, commanded by Sir Charles Burrard
, on duty in this bay, has been ,wrecked, and we are sorry to relate that Mr.Hall
, the master's mate, was drowned; the rest of the boat's crew were saved by swimming to the shore.
The news of this morning is still more afIlicting; as the stern of a vessel is washed ashore at Swanage, named the Hope of Weymouth. There being two of that name belonging to this port, we cannot at present ascertain which it is. The feelings of the relatives and friends of the persons belonging to these vessels, are of course in the most agonizing state of suspence. A short time however will make known the whole particulars of this truly sad disaster.
The Prince Regent has been pleased to grant unto Henry Williams, Esq.
of Ewhurst, in this county, his Majesty's royal licence and authority, that he may, in pursuance of the direction contained in the last will and testament of his great uncle, Sir Robert Mackreth, Knt.
deceased, take and use the surname of Mackreth
, in addition to that of Williams
, and bear the arms of Mackreth
BIRTH.--- On Monday last, at Bittern, in this county, the lady of F.Wynne Aubrey, Esq.
of a daughter.
Wednesday Iast was married at St.George's, Hanover-square, by the Right Honourable and Rev.Lord Aston
, William Osborne Rich. Esq.
third son of Sir Charles Rich, Bart.
to Elizabeth Sarah
, only child of the late George William Frederick Newcome, Esq.
A few days since was married at Bishop's Waltham, by the Rev.James Ogle
, Lord Dacre
Thursday last was married at St.Ann's, BIackfriars, Mr.Stephen James Smither
, of Crondall, in this county, to Miss Amelia Pink
, of the same place.
On Wednesday last died at his house in the Stable-yard, St.Jame's, Henry Errington, Esq.
of Redrice, near Andover. The deceased was uncle to Mrs.Fitzherbert
. The chief part of his property goes to the gallant Lord Hill
, the brother of Lord Berwick
, who so highly distinguished himself in the Peninsular war; other proportions to the Countess of Aylesbury
, in right of Lady Broughton.
On Thursday morning died in College-street, Mrs.Landey
, wite of Mr.Landey
, hair dresser.
On Friday the 10th inst. died, after a lingering ilIneess, at the early age of 15, Harriet Louisa
, youngest daughter of Mr.John Brewer
, of Nether WaIlop, in this county. She was possessed of a most amiable disposition, and was universally beloved; and her death will be Iong and sincerely lamented by her friends and a wide circle of acquaintance.
On Sunday last died at Fareham, in a decline, Mr.James Roper, jun.
in the 26th year of his age, many years clerk in the Prison of War and Storekeeper General Department.
On Tuesday last died at Laverstoke, in this county, William Bridges, Esq.
Yesterday died at Andover, after a short ilness, Mrs.Bramley
, wife of Mr.Wm.Bramley
, clock and watch maker, of that town.
An inquest was taken by Mr.Shebbeare
, on Monday last, at Preston Candover, on the body of Sarah Stewart
, a child about 5 years of age, who, during the momentary absence of her grandmother, set fire to her cloaths, by which she was so dreadfully burnt as to occasion her death the next morning. Verdict - Accidental Death.
On Wednesday morning, as the mail-coach was coming to this city, one of the horses fell down near Sutton, owing to the slipperiness of the road. A thigh bone of the animal was broken, and it died on the spot.
Saturday, Dec. 18.
Our Mayor and Magistrates have requested that books may be opened at the several Banks, for the purpose of raising a subscription for the relief and employment of the industrious poor, within the town, during the present winter. These gentlemen have also appointed Monday next for a meeting of such of the inhabitants as may wish to promote this laudable and benevolent under-taking, in order to consider of the most efficient means for its execution. It also gives us great pleasure to hear that it is in contemplation to give a grand Miscellaneous Concert, the profits of which are intended to be appropriated to a similar purpose.
A painting of an unusual Iarge size, intended for exhibition in London, was brought from France, on board the Cobourg packet, and landed at this port on Tuesday last. The subject of the painting is an exposure of the cruelties practised in the Inquisition, the officers of which are represented as immolating Truth. This painting was executed by Augustine Rebells
; and it was very much admired by a numerous assemblage of persons who attended at the Custom-house to see it opened.
The Rev.Thomas Ashhurst, LL.D.
, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, has been presented to the rectory of Yaverland, Isle of Wight.
On the 10th inst. was married at Ryde, Isle of Wight, James Ross Oxberry, Esq.
of Gibraltar, to Mrs.Tonyn
, of Mortimer-street, Cavendish-square.
Three fine horses, the property of Messrs.Rogers
, of this town, have died in the course of this week, owing to the slippery state of the roads and the great severity of the weather.
A fatal accident occurred this afternoon, near the Turk's Head, Spring-Gardens. Peter Light
, a servant of Mr.Gater
, of West End Mills, had taken up a load of dung in a waggon, and having but a short space of ground to turn, a shaft of the waggon crushed his body against the post of a gateway, and caused his immediate death. The poor man has left a wife and four children to lament his Ioss.
Monday, Dec.20, 1819.
We have authority to state, that their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Kent
and suite will certainly arrive at our venerable Bishop's Palace this day; and we understand their Royal Highnesses will proceed on their route to Sidmouth on Thursday morning next. Relays of horses for the numerous retinue of these illustrious personages have been ordered at the various inns on their route.
Concert, which will take place to-morrow evening at our assembly-rooms, has excited very great interest, it being now ascertained that their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Kent
will he present, accompanied by the young Princess, daughter of her Royal Highness the Duchess. Under the auspices and patronage of such illustrious persons, no doubt can be entertained of there being a crowded room. But the gratification of beholding these interesting strangers will not be the sole attraction; for Mr.Harrington
has provided for the occasion a musical treat of the very first description, neither pains nor expence having been spared by him; and his well known taste for selection will he fully manifest, on referenee to an advertisement, in which the Concert is announced. It will be seen that, besides those exquistely fine singers, Mrs.Dickons
and Mr.Leoni Lee
has engaged numerous other vocal performers of acknowledged talent, together with an appropriate full and complete instrumental band. In addition to all this, are the fascinating attractions of a ball, to conclude the evening's amusement.
In consequence of the early severity of the season, the Committee this day commence the delivery of soup to the poor of this city. We believe this charity has for many years conducted to the comfort and health of many poor and industrious families; and we understand that 18,718 quarts of soup were distributed in the last winter, exclusive of the quantity with which the Society for the Suppression of Mendicity within the City and Close were supplied.
A Society for the Suppression of Mendicity, by affording relief to the distressed, and the detection and punishment of idle vagrants and impostors, has been lately established at Dorchester, of which W.M.Pitt, Esq. M.P.
is appointed President; T.G. Read, Esq. (Mayor) Vice-President, and R.Pattison, Esq.
Upwards of 300 families at Ramsbury have, during the present severe weather, been supplied with different articles of clothing, by the bounty of Lady Burdett
It is stated in the public papers, that Mr.Watson Taylor
has purchased Mr.J.Smith's
estate, Earl Stoke Park, near Devizes, at the price of £200,000.
Bath and West of England Society for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce
. - On Monday last, a large assemblage of Members of the Society took place at Hetling House, in order to arrange the business to be brought forward at the Annual Meeting next day. Sir T.B. Lethbridge, Bart. V. P.
was called to the chair, when a letter was read, addressed to the Secretary, from the Marquis of Lansdowne
, president of the Society, expressing his regret that the state of parliamentary business would prevent his attending to preside over the Meeting at this anniversary. Thanks were voted to his Lordship, to be conveyed to him in a letter signed by the Chairman, with an expression of the regret felt by the Meeting at his unavoidable absence, and of the grateful sense entertained of the interest he had evinced for the welfare and prosperity of the Institution. The Secretary read a letter from Wm.Dickinson, Esq. M.P.
for Somerset, also excusing the non-attendance of the County Members on account of the urgency of their parliamentary duties. A General Report from the Committee of Superintendance was read, which, after noticing the purchase of £300. Stock in January last, conveyed the pleasing information, that the sum of £343 15s. had been received for arrears of subscriptions in 1818, and preceding years, through applications made by the Secretary; and they took occasion to make some severe remarks on an insult offered to the Society by one of their Members, Mr.Henry Hunt
, in a letter sent by him to the Secretary, (written on the back of a respectful application to him for his arrears,) in which he descended to the use of epithets and threats not usually employed on such occasions: they therefore suggested, that the name of H.Hunt, Esq.
be in future omitted in the list of Members. The Committee then noticed the purchase of a Cabinet the the reception of Specimens to elucidate the subject of Geology, and to inform the Society that a Collection had been already commenced; which, by the exertions of the particular Committee, is likely to be much extended, and to become an ornament to the city of Bath, The Committee, after noticing the subject of the premiums, and expressing their approbation of the Secretary's official conduct, concluded their report by noticing two vacancies in the list of Vice-Presidents, owing to the resignation of M.Brickdale, Esq.
and the decease of Lord Somerville
, a nobleman of whom they speak in terms of high respect and admiration, one whose whole life exhibited a continued effort to be useful in society, and to benefit his fellow countrymen.
The following gentlemen were put in nomination to be ballotted for the vacancies in the list of Vice-Presidents, viz. Lord Arundel
, John Dugdale Astley, Esq.
, and John H.Moggeridge, Esq.
A letter was read, enclosing a "Plan (by Sir John Sinclair
) for adjusting the differences between the Agricultural and Manufacturing Interests." Laid on the table for the inspection of the Members. - Another letter was read from John Lowder, Esq.
offering to exhibit his patent Machine for preparing Flax: which offer was thankfully accepted. - A claim from T.S.Bailward, Esq.
was made for the premium for raising "Apple Trees from Seed;" which was recommended to the annual meeting to be awarded.
On Tuesday, the day of the annual meeting, the room was crowded at an early hour, and there was a much greater number of members than was expected, considering that Parliament is assembled. There were present, the Right Hon.the Earl of Cork
, Lord Arundel
; Sirs J.C.Hippisley
, Baronets; Admirals Robinson
; J.W.Weston, Esq.
, Major Astley
, &c. &c. Sir.J. Cox Hippisley, Bart. V.P.
was called to the chair.
The appointment of officers took precedence in the business of the day. The Most Noble the Marquis of Lansdowne
was re-elected President by acclamation; the Vice- Presidents were re-elected, and the ballot prepared for the three candidates put in nomination to fill two vacancies.- The Chairman then rose, and after making- some observations on the munificence of the Royal Patron, and its having been usual to appoint some of his Royal Highness's officers as Vice-Presidents of the Society (ex officio
,). he suggested the propriety of electing Sir Benj. Bloomfield, Bart.
to that office; this proposition was acceded to, and the Right Hon.Baronet was chosen a Vice-President (ex officio
The Chairman read a letter he had receievd from Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt
, giving the particulars of his having raised nine acres of flax on Dartmoor. Sir Thomas
stated, that most of his neighbours were now convinced, that, by the application of lime, far the greater part of the extensive Forest of Dartmoor might be brought into cultivation for the growth of flax, and afterwards laid down to excellent pasture. This letter excited great attention; and the thanks of the meeting were unanimously voted to Sir T. Tyrwhitt
for his cormnunication.
The Chairman then read a most interesting letter by the late Lord Somerville
, entitled , "Observations on the Culture of Hemp;" in which its advantages are strongly pointed out, and it is shewn that, by proper management, its cultivation may be encouraged without diminishing the quantity, or impeding the growth, of bread corn in these kingdoms. The noble Lord condudes his letter by observing, that, "whilst our properties, our lives, and (which ought to be more dear to us) the freedom and glory of our country, depend on the superiority of our Navies, this subject should not for a day be neglected." The reading of this letter excited much interest.
The report of the Superintending Committee was next considered. The suggestion respecting Mr.Hunt
was adopted, and a motion carried, that he "be for ever considered as incapable of again becoming a member of this society."- The Reports of other Committees were read seriatim
The ballot for Vice-Presidents being closed, it appeared that Lord Arundel
and Major Astley
had the greatest number of balls; his Lordship and the Major were therefore declared elected.
After dinner, the Live Stock Committee delivered their Report, with a list of the Premiums and Bounties awarded in confirmation of it. - The Judges concluded their Report by congratulating the Society on the exhibition of fat cattle, but at the same time they regretted the want of competition in breeding stock.
An exquisite bust, of the purest white marble, of Sir Benjamin Hobhouse, Bart. F.R.S.
the late President of the Society, is placed in the Society's Great Room. It is an admirable likeness of the worthy Baronet, and is executed by that eminent artist, Chantry
, in his most masterly style of sculpture.
BIRTH.--- On the 11th inst. at Weymouth, the lady of Sir Henry Onslow, Bart.
of a daughter.
On the 8th inst. was married at Frome, the Rev.R.Burton
, to Miss Mansford
, sister to Mr. Mansford
, surgeon, of Bath. Mr.Burton
is about to embark immediately as a missionary to Sumatra.
On the 8th inst. was married at Lyme Regis, Mr.George Poole
, wine and spirit-merchant, to Miss.Jane Davie
, both of that place.
Monday last was married at Ditcheat, by the Rev.Mr.Leir
, Wm.Jeffreys, Esq.
of Wootton, Hants, to Elizabeth
, youngest daughter of Hill Dawe, Esq.
Tuesday last was married at Market Lavington, Mr.Richard Box
, of Chippenham, to Mrs. Brackstone
, widow of the late Mr.Brackstone
, ironmonger, of Devizes.
On Thursday last was married, by the Rev.Thomas Oldfeld Bartlett
, Rector of Swanage, in the Isle of Purbeck, John Cockram, Esq.
of Newton House, to Sarah
, youngest daughter of the late Capt.Cole, R.N.
A few days since died, aged 57, the Rev.Thomas Todd
B.D. Vicar of Brompton Regis, Somersetshire, and formerly Fellow and Tutor of Emanuel College. The living is in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of that Society.
A few days since died suddenly, from water on his chest, at his residence, Nether-Stowey, Somerset, John Symes, Esq.
On Monday the 6th inst, died at Warminster, aged 69, Mr.Roger Townsend
, many years an eminent appraiser and auctioneer, in that town.
On the 11th inst. died at his house in Bath. Mr.Jeremiah Cruse
, landsurveyor, aged 61: he will be long and sincerely lamented; he was for years the highly respectable head of the Frome Lodge of Freemasons, and was present at a late masonic festival, attended by his five sons.
On Sunday the 12th inst died at Hampstead, the Rev.George Bevan
, fifth son of Silvanus Bevan, Esq.
of Fasbury House, in this county.
On Friday the 17th inst: died at the Parsonage House, Bishopstrow, in this county, in the 55th year of his age, the Rev.Wm.Williams, M.A.
formerly Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, and 25 years Rector of the above parish. In him his parishioners have lost a faithful, diligent, and pious pastor; the neighbourhood, a peaceable and well-disposed man, in all the several relations of life; and society at large, a man of considerable learning and philosophical research.
An Appeal to the Humane and Charitable
.--- The unfortunate Francis Judd
, whose severe accident was mentioned in our Journal of the 8th ultimo is now no more. It pleased Providence to terminate his sufferings (which were of more than five weeks duration) on Monday last, every possible attention having been rendered to him at our Infirmary, in vain. Thus has this poor man fallen a victim to the mischievious practice of throwing fireworks on the 5th of November. He has left a widow in a state of pregnancy, and five small children, totally unprovided for. A subscription for their relief has however been commenced; at the head of the list stands the name of our venerable and much-respected Lord Bishop, and we doubt not but that many others will follow the benevolent example. Subscriptions are received at the office of this Journal, where a list of those persons who have already subscribed may be seen.
Caution to Carriers and Higlers
.-- On Tuesday the 7th inst. the cart of Charles Powell
, carrier from Netheravon to Salisbury, was searched on its road to the latter place, under the authority of a magistrate's warrant, granted on information of suspicion previously given on oath, and five hares being found in his possession, not directcd by a qualified person, he was fined, by the county magistrates of this division, on Tuesday last, under the Act of 5th of Anne, in the five several penalties of five pounds each.
A Tail without a Pig
---- On Thursday se'nnight a butcher at Lyme Regis having killed one of the grunting gentry, the weight of which was about 12 score, he dressed it and hung it in his killing-house in readiness for the market on the following day. Early in the morning he went into the house for the purpose of cutting it up; but it appeared that some of the animal's relatives had been there before him - not for the purpose of mourning over the dead body, but (impious rogues!) to feast; for these intruders (the pigs) had absolutely devoured the whole carcass of their slaughtered brother, leaving only the tail behind ! - Sherborne Paper.
On Wednesday morning last a most destructive fire broke out in the parish of Fordington, near Dorchester, which in a short time entirely consumed the dwellings of seven poor families, leaving their inhabitants naked and defenceless; also a barn and contents, and 7 ricks of corn and hay, the property of Mr.P.Elliott
, and a barn and dwelling-house of Mr.Legg
. Happily no lives were lost. The cause of the fire cannot at present he correctly ascertained. It was discovercd about 3 o'clock by a son of one of the sufferers, who was awakened by the crackling of the fire, and immediately alarming his parents, they had just time to escape with their lives. The sight now became grand, but truly awful; assisted by a strong wind, the advance of this destruetive element was extremely rapid, and threatened to involve in one common fate a great part of this extensive village; but the arrival of fire engines from Dorchester, and the prompt and strenuous exertions of all classes, soon checkcd its progress, and by eight o'clock all danger had subsided. Too great praise cannot be afforded to those humane persons who, by their contributions of garments, soon clothed the unfortunate sufferers; and to one lady in particular, whose striking exertions on this as well as on many other occasions, the thanks of all are due.- A subscription for their relief has also been set on foot, which doubtless will meet with the best success.
About three o'clock on Friday morning last, a fire broke out in a fuel-house adjoining to a bakehouse on the premises of Mr.Samuel Merewether
, at Longham Mills, which consumed the bakehouse, stable, a quantity of malt, and part of the malthouse. By the arrival of fire engines from Poole and Wimborne, together with the timely assistance of numerous persons who assembled, and pulled down a part of the malthouse, the fire was happily prevented from communicating to the dwelling-house.
On Saturday se'nnight, as Mr.John James
, of Hallatrow, near Paulton, Somerset, was shooting with a double-barrelled gun, on resting the butt end of the piece to re-load one of the barrels (which he had but just discharged), the other went off, the contents of which dreadfully shattered his left side, carrying away part of the breast; and a considerable portion of the charge also lodged in the left shoulder. The unfortunate gentleman, having lost his right arm in the service of his country, was compelled to charge the piece with his left hand, which circumstance occasioned the sad accident. We are happy, however, to hear that he is considered in a fair way of doing well.
Committed to Fisherton Gaol
:- James Stacey
, charged with having, in the night of Sunday the 5th instant, broken open the dwelling house of Sander Wilson
, in the parish of Swallowfield.- Thomas Ward
, of New Sarum, labourer, charged on the oath of H.Marshall
, a serjeant in the Royal Marines, with having under false pretences obtained from him the sum of ten shillings, with intent to defraud his Majesty.
MISS BALL begs to inform the Ladies of Sarum, the Close, and its vicinity, that she has received from London, a Box of the most fashionable MILLlNERY and DRESSES for the approaching Concert. Miss B. respectfully solicits an early inspection.
N.B. Two Apprentices wanted
Poultry Cross, Sarum, Dec.18, 1819.
9, Gloucester-Row, Weymouth.
THE MISSES SQUIRE
beg to inform their friends and the public, that their SCHOOL, which closed on the 15th of December, will re-open on Monday the 31st of January, 1820.
Terms: including Board; Instruction in English Grammar, History, Geography, Writing, and Arithmetic, 50 guineas per annum; for pupils under 12 years of age, 40 Guineas. No Entrances are required.
CLEMENT SHARP, UPHOLSTERER and Cabinet-Maker, in the Market-place, ROMSEY, finding that cheap selling is the order of the day, feels himself compelled to do business for the least possible profit for ready money; and, for the satisfaction of purchasers, has adopted the system of marking the prices in plain figures, from which no abatement can he made. He now invites their attention to a well assorted and tasty display of well seasoned Articles, at prices fully reduced to the depressed state of the markets. - Families who purchase their own Moreens, Printed Cottons, &c. may have them made up in the most fashionable manner to original designs, or their old hangings cleaned and modernized on very reasonable terms.
N.B. An extensive Stock of Carpets.
A House to Let in the Market-Place, Romsey. - (One concern.)
ALL Persons who have any Claims or Demands on the Estate and Effects of ROGER TOWNSEND
, late of Warminster, in the county of Wilts, gentleman, deceased, are requested by Messrs.John
and Jonathan Folliott
, of East Knoyle, his Executors, to send the particulars thereof either to them or to Mr.Nicholson
, solicitor, Barford, near Salisbury, in order that the same may be discharged: And all Persons indebted to the said Estate, are desired to pay the amount of their respective debts either to the Executors or to Mr.Nicholson
forthwith. - Dec.18, 1819.