Monday, April 13th, 1818
Local Newpaper Extracts
Some Selected Reports from the Salisbury and Winchester Journal
ABSCONDED, and left his Family chargeable to the parish, JOHN WATERMAN
alias JOHN GEORGE
, Labourer; he is about 5 feet 4 or 5 inches high.-- Whoever will give information to the Churchwardens or Overseers, so that he may be apprehended and brought to justice, shall receive of them a Reward of TWO GUINEAS.
Fisherton Anger, April 10, 1818.
WHEREAS I the undersigned WILLIAM STANDLEY
, late of Loders, in the county of
Dorset, having been convicted at this present General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, holden at Sherborne, in the said county, of maliciously and contemptuously entering into a certain Meeting-House, situate at Loders
aforesaid, on Sunday the 1st day of March last, and then and there disturbing a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters, called Independents, assembled for religious worship, do, in consideration of the lenity shewn me by the prosecutors, now publicly and humbly beg pardon of the persons aggrieved by the said offence.
The mark X of WILLIAM STANDLEY
Sherborne 2d April, 1818.
Witness, Isaac Sandford
WHEREAS I, the undersigned STEPHEN LONDON
, alias HOPKINS
, of Shaftesbury, in
the county of Dorset, gardener, did, on the 30th day of March last, make a violent Assault on THOMAS MEADER
, of Shaftesbury aforesaid, sheriffs officer, in the execution of his office, for which he has justly commenced legal proceedings against me, but on my thus publicaly acknowledging my misconduct, and promising never to assault or otherwise I'll treat him in future, he has kindly consented to discontinue such proceedings on the costs incurred to this time being paid by me. - Dated 7th April, 1818.
Witness, Philip Tanswell
TEN GUINEAS REWARD.
WHEREAS, on Saturday Night the 4th, or early on Sunday Morning the 5th of April, the
STABLE of Mr.JAMES NORRIS
, of Greatbridge, near Romsey, was BROKEN INTO, and a Dark Brown NAG MARE STOLEN therefrom. She is rising six years old, about 14 hands high, has a brown muzzle, a white stripe down the face, two white heels behind, and a cut tail. The under jaw on the off side has been fractured, and a callus formed. And with the mare was stolen a Bridle and Saddle. Whoever will give information of the offender or offenders, shall, on conviction, receive the above reward of Mr.Norris
Greatbridge, near Romsey, Hants, April 6, 1818.
, IRONMONGER, TINMAN, WHITESMITH, and BRAZIER, Market Place,
Romsey, having declined the Printing and Bookselling Business in favour of Mr.WILLIAM SHARP
, most respectfully informs the inhabitants of Romsey and its vicinity, that it is his intention of carrying on only the business of an Ironmonger, Whitesmith, &c.; and that having experienced workmen constantly employed, he is determined to keep such a stock as will enable him to execute orders on the shortest notice, with goods of the best quality and superior workmanship, - N.B. The utmost value allowed for old kitchen ranges, grates, stoves, washing coppers, &c.&c.; also for pewter & other metals
S.MOODY and SON
Improved Method of Raising Water.
return their most grateful acknowledgements to the Public for their patronage of their ENGINE PUMP, which they are happy to find has given satisfactory proofs of its utility, and beg to inform those who are unacquainted with its superior qualities, that it will raise water from wells of any depth, in larger quantities and with greater ease than any yet offered to the public; from the simplicity of its construction it is less liable to be out of repair than any other Pump, and can be rendered at one-third less expence. It is made to answer all the purposes of a Fire Engine, by conveying water to any part of the premises in a few minutes, on which account it is justly considered as a desirable piece of Machinery to be attached to the Houses of Noblemen and Gentlemen, warranted for a term of years if required. --References of the highest respectability can be given. --Water Closets and every description of Engine-work on improved principles.
VINE INN, SOUTHAMPTON.
JOHN PRIMER. (from the Red Lion)
respectfully begs to return thanks to his Friends and the Public for the favors he has received, and to inform them he has taken to the above INN, where he hopes by strict attention to their comfort to ensure their future support.
London Coaches morning and evening -- Regular Packets to Havre de Grace, Guernsey. Jersey. Portsmouth, and the Isle of Wight. -- Well-aired beds and good stabling.
April 4th, 1818.
RED LION INN, SOUTHAMPTON.
respectfully informs his Friends
and the Public in general, that he has taken and entered the above INN, where he hopes by strict attention to merit their patronage and support. -- Well-aired beds
Hotel, Tavern, and Posting-House.-Mail Coach Road
from London to Bath through Melksham.
BEAR INN, DEVIZES.
, having taken and entered on the above Inn, most respectfully solicits the patronage of the Nobility, Gentry, Commercial Gentlemen, and the public in general, assuring them that nothing shall be wanting to render the House in all respects comfortable; and he flatters himself by strict
attention in every department of the business, to merit
the support he formerly experienced at the STAR and GARTER, Andover. -- Neat Post-Chaises, Hearse and Mourning Coaches. &c.--Devizes. March. 1818.
KING'S ARMS INN, WIMBORNE.
returns his grateful acknowledgements to his friends and the public in
general for the favors conferred on him during his residence at the New Inn, and begs to inform them he has taken the KING'S ARMS INN and POSTING HOUSE, where it will be his chief study to merit the continuance of their patronage and support. Commercial Gentlemen will find their comforts particularly attended to. - Good Wines and comfortable Bedding.- Neat Post Chaises &c. at the shortest notice.
STRAYED into the White Swan Inn Yard, Romsey, on the 25th of March last, a small BLACK
COLT GELDING, with a long tail and mane, a small white star in the forehead, and the hind fetlocks white.
Any person proving the same to be their property might have it again by applying to Mr.Thomas Vulkis
, of the aforesaid Inn, and paying all the expences incurred. If the said Horse is not owned on or before the 1st day of May next, the same will be sold to defray the expences.
FOR SALE, at a reasonable price, -.Some early White Tankard transplanted TURNIP SEED, of last
year's growth, warranted, either in large or small quantities.
Apply to J.Philpott
, carrier, Newtontony, near Amesbury, Wilts, or at the Maidenhead Inn, Salisbury, on market days; if by letter, post-paid.
TO be SOLD, -The Materials of Hethey Dinton House, in the parish of Brockenhurst,
New Forest, Hants. - For further particulars, enquire of J.Toomer, Tile Barn Farm.
TO be SOLD, - A Pair of Bay COACH
HORSES, 15 hands 3 inches high, with stars in their foreheads, good shape, and good action, warranted sound, and steady and quiet in harness, and free from vice. - To be seen at Mr.William Garrett's
, Coach and Horses, in Salisbury, on Monday and Tuesday next, the 13th and 14th of April. -- They are the property of Lot Lawes
, of Charlton.
TO be SOLD, in FEE, by PRIVATE
CONTRACT, - -A very compact and desirable ESTATE, situated in the parish of Lavington, in the county of Somerset; comprising a good Mansion-House, barn, stable, and all other suitable outbuildings; together with 103 Acres (more or less) of excellent Orchard, Meadow, Pasture, and Arable Land, within a ring fence.
Lavington is situated two miles from Castle Cary and five from Somerton. - To view the premise, apply to Mr.Thomas Newport
, the tenant, and to treat for the same to Mr.Leach
, solicitor, Martock, Somerset, where a plan may be seen.--The Lands are subject to a modus 2d. a cow, and 2d. an acre for all lands mown.
NEW INN, WIMBORNE
(late head Waiter at the Dolphin Inn, Southampton) respectfully informs the Nobility, Gentry, Commercial Gentlemen, and the Public in general, that he has taken the above INN, which he intends fitting up in such a manner, as, he trusts, will merit their patronage and support. -- Neat Wines and genuine Spirits in the most reasonable terms.
R.P. hopes, by paying particular attention to the Posting Business, to give satisfaction to those who may please to honour him with their commands, -- Good stalled Stabling :-- Neat Gigs, Saddle Horses,. &c.
Old Antelope Inn and Hotel, Poole.
most respectfully acquaints the Nobility, Gentry, Commercial Gentlemen, and the Public in general, that he has taken the above INN, late in the occupation of Mrs.Blaney
, and in soliciting their favors, he begs to assure them, that no exertion or attention shall be wanting on his part to merit their patronage and support - Poole, April 6, 1818.
WHITE BEAR INN, BLANDFORD.
TO be LET, and entered on at Midsummer next, --The above old-established and well-frequented INN.--For particulars apply (free of postage) to Ellis and Co.
FREE PUBLIC HOUSE and LIQUOR SHOP, to be SOLD or LET, situate in the Corn Market, NEWPORT, Isle of Wight.--The above is the best situation in the Island; the beer brewed on the premises, and pays more duty for that article than any victualler in the county: has a regular established in and out door retail trade, a good beer and liquor shop, complete fitted up Brewery. The Utensils and Fixtures to be taken at a fair valuation, and any quantity of fine old beer and good Malt, the taker may approve of. May be entered on immediately. A person with some knowledge of brewing, with attention, must ensure a competency. If sold 1000 guineas may remain on mortgage. --Apply to John Steane
, corn factor, Newport, Isle of Wight.
MISS CUMBERLANDS and Co.
Milliners and Dressmakers, successors to the Miss MORGANS, No.2. Sion-place, CLIFTON, near Bristol, have room for TWO APPRENTICES. --Any Young
Lady having served her Apprenticeship in a respectable House, and desirous of an opportunity for further improvement, will be admitted on reasonable terms. -- Letters post-paid.
Saturday Evening, April 11.
Suicide. -About two o'clock yesterday morning, a young woman passed hastily down Surrey-street, Strand, to the river side. She was seen by the watchman, who is stationed in Howard-street, and another stationed at the corner of the gateway in Surrey-street, who were standing together. The unfortunate woman having reached the river, precipitated herself into the water. The watchmen ran to her assistance; and a waterman, who was passing at the time in his boat, rowed to the spot, being attracted at first by her screams, and seeing her struggling in the water. They, however, arrived too late - she sunk, and the body has not since been found.
Weymouth, April 11. - On Monday morning, at nine o'clock, his Royal Highness Prince Leopold
, accompanied by Sir Robert Gardiner
, in their travelling carriage, left the King's lodge, on their way to Claremont, under a salute of 21 guns from the town battery. His Royal Highness took the Wareham road, and on his way embraced the opportunity of minutely inspecting the interesting ruins of Corfe Castle; after which he proceeded on his journey to the Rev.Dr.Short's
, near Winchester.
Christchurch, April 11. - Last week a desperate affray took place on the beach near Chewton Bunny, between the crew of the preventive boat, stationed at Christchurch, and a large party of smugglers, when the latter succeeded in rescuing a great quantity of spirits which had been seized. It is conjectured that several of the smugglers were killed
or wounded, as the boat's crew were provided with fire arms, and discharged several rounds among them, and traces of blood were discovered on the beach the next morning. About the same time the officers of the Excise stationed at Christchurch, by their vigilance, discovered a quantity of smuggled brandy, which they seized and lodged safely in his Majesty's warehouse.
Saturday, April 11.
On Monday evening last, a little after six o'clock, his Royal Highness Prince Leopold of Saxe Cobourg
arrived at the Rev.Dr.Short's
, at King's Worthy, and on Tuesday morning at eleven o'clock honoured this city with a visit. His Royal Highness proceeded to the Cathedral, where he was received by the Prebends; and after inspecting the magnificent structure; he paid a visit to the College, to which he was introduced by the Gentlemen Fellows. After inspecting this ancient fabric, his Royal Highness went to St. Cross, and having viewed that truly interesting building, he returned to Dr.Short's
, highly gratified with his morning's excursion. His Royal Highness then proceeded to Stratton Park, to see the magnificent mansion of Sir Thomas Baring
, and returned to Dr.Short's
in the evening. On Wednesday morning our worthy Mayor, attended by some Aldermen, waited upon Prince Leopold
, and made him an offer of the freedom of our ancient city, which his Royal Highness politely accepted of; and in the afternoon his Royal Highness took his departure for London.
Alresford, April 11.- We were honoured on Wednesday last by the presence of Prince Leopold
, who passed through this place on his way to that once happy mansion, Claremont. His Royal Highness condescendingly favoured us with full view of his person while the horses were changing, and made his obedience to the numerous ladies and gentlemen whom respect and curiosity had attracted to the spot. Every one present evinced the most feeling and marked respect, though in silence; and the sight of the man so much beloved, and who has lately been the subject of so much sympathetic attention, produced sensations better conceived than described, and recalled to the mind of everyone the remembrance of the recent melancholy event. His Royal Highness seemed languid and dejected, and the sorrows of his heart were strongly depicted in his countenance.
We hear that the Lord Bishop of this diocese will hold a confirmation in this county, which will commence at Alton on the 10th of June next.
On Sunday evening last a sermon was preached at the Methodist Chapel in this city, for the benefit of the Methodist Sunday School, which has been established little more than twelve months, from Acts 2d, and 39th verse, by that very able and eloquent advocate of Sunday School Institutions, the Rev.Thos.Martin
, of Portsea, when a liberal sum was collected from a highly delighted audience.
Several daring robberies have been recently committed in the neighbourhood of Alresford, Mr.Godrich
has had two sheep stolen; and Mr.Lipscomb
, attorney, of that place, lost two fine lambs last week off his farm at Itchen Stoke.
On Monday se'nnight was married the Rev.Robert Phelips
, to Maria
, eldest daughter of William Harbin, Esq.
of Newton House, near Yeovil.
On Wednesday last died, in George-street, Hanover-square, London, Sir Richard Gamon, Bart.
uncle to the Marchioness of Buckingham, and many years Representative in Parliament for this city.
At our late quarter sessions a petition from Major Lockyer
was read, stating that his health was endangered by his confinement among the felons, and praying the Court to take his case into consideration. Mr.Nevill
and Sir Thos.Baring
expressed themselves as adverse to any relaxation in his favour; and after some conversation the petition was referred to the Visiting Magistrates.
BIRTHS. On Tuesday last, at Freefolk House, in this county, the Lady of John Portall, Esq.
of a daughter. - On Thursday evening, at his house, in Canon-street, the lady of B.Winter, Esq.
of a daughter.
On Sunday last died, at East Parley, near Christchurch, Mrs.Dale
, widow of the late Mr.Richard Dale
Committed to the County Gaol; - James Dennis
, alias Skuttlar
, charged with breaking open the dwelling-house of John Colenutt
, at Ringwood, and stealing thereout various articles of jewellery; James Holdaway
, charged with breaking open a barn belonging to R.H.Lloyd
, at, Twyford, and stealing thereout three bushels of unwinnowed wheat; John Smith
and Samuel Robinson
, charged with stealing a bullock at Tangmire, and a horse at Alding, in the county of Sussex; and Thomas Eyres
, charged with stealing a quantity of pickled pork and a silver watch at Portsea.
Saturday, April 11.
has announced himself a Candidate to represent this town and county at the next general election, and has published an address to the Mayor, bailiffs, burgesses, and inhabitants, which, together with that of Sir Wm.Champion de Crespigny
, may be seen in another part of this paper. The friends of these Candidates have been very active this week in canvassing for them. Nor have the gentlemen who support the interest or our lately elected Member, Mr.Chamberlayne
, been idle. Their exertions to secure his return at the ensuing election are unceasing; as a proof of which, his friends are to have public dinners on Monday next at our several inns, and we understand that the proprietors of the minor public houses will have a pecuniary gratuity presented to them. C.Marett, Esq.
has published a hand bill, expressing his disapprobation of what he deems the "premature" canvass which has been commenced, and urgently advises his fellow-townsmen to withhold their promises until the proper season arrives for bestowing them. This gentleman also expresses a hope that the Candidates will not resort to the votes or assistance of the out-burgesses, -a practice which he strongly condemns.
It is currently reported, that our present Member, Mr.Atherley
, will resign his seat at the ensuing dissolution of Parliament.
On Wednesday last was married at St.Thomas Church, Newport, by the Rev.P.Geary
, of Little Pan Farm, in the Isle of Wight, to Miss Way
, only daughter of Mr.Way
, miller, of Newport.
On Monday last died, aged 84, Mr.Nicholas Robinson
, late tide-surveyor of the Customs at this port.
Sudden Death . -Yesterday, as George Dyatt
, a pieman, was giving a person a pie at Mr.William Colson's
, the sign of the King's Head, he dropped down and expired immediately.
Monday, April 13, 1818.
The Prince Leopold
and suite returned from Weymouth to Claremont on Monday last, by the way of Wareham, Wimborne, and Stoney Cross, his Royal Highness being desirous of viewing the magnificent ruin of Corfe Castle in his way.
The pursuits of this amiable Prince are those of a man of science and taste; and even his recent hours of grief and melancholy seclusion have not been passed in useless and unprofitable idleness. The example afforded to the county of Dorset by his household and servants, of orderly and moral behaviour, both at Came and Weymouth, deserves the highest commendation, and does credit to the virtuous example of their illustrious master. Their uniform sobriety and civility entitle them to the highest praise, and it is hoped will be imitated by those in their own rank of life. The inhabitants of the neighbourhood rejoice to hear that is his Royal Highness's intention to revisit Dorsetshire in the ensuing autumn, when those public demonstrations of their joy and attachment, which they now have deemed unseasonable, will testify the sincerity of their respect.
The entertainments announced to be performed this week at our theatre will be found, on reference to the advertisement, much more interesting than usual, and we doubt not but they will meet with the encouragement which they merit. Those truly respectable performers, Mr.and Mrs.Old
, and Mr.Healey
, take their benefits on Monday and Wednesday evenings; and an extraordinary bill of fare is announced for Friday evening, being for the benefit of Mr.and Miss Payne
, whose uncommon talents have this season been a constant theme of admiration , and have been essentially conducive to the attractions of the theatre.
Horticulture. - An excellent treatise on horticulture is just published by Mr.Hayward
, late of Wilton, near this city. The work contains the result of the author's elaborate scientific researches, as well as that of his long practical experience, and we are assured that his instructions for the management of fruit trees, in particular, are valuable in a high degree. Numerous orders for the book, the subjects of which are illustrated by 12 copperplate sketches, have been already received from gentlemen who know the author. The work is advertized in another part of this paper.
The Somerset Assizes did not terminate until Monday night last. All the prisoners sentenced for death (28 in number) were reprieved, except E.Blandy
, Mark Shepherd
, and Wm.Pitcher
the elder, for house breaking, who were left for execution.
Woodforde and Co. v. Banks and others.
- This was an action brought at Taunton assizes against the defendants, as proprietors of the Bath and Exeter Mail, for recovery of the value of a parcel sent by plaintiffs, who are bankers in Taunton, to their correspondents in London, so long ago as the year 1813, and which never came to hand. The parcel contained bills, not immediately payable, to the value of £1260. and others to the amount £160. which were receivable. The former, soon after the loss of the parcel, were sent to the plaintiffs correspondents by some unknown hand, and for the value of the latter this action was brought. It was proved there was no notice board in the office at Taunton, of the restricted liability of the defendants, although there were such notices both in Bath and Exeter. Verdict for the Plaintiffs - £160.
Execution. - Mark Sheppard
, convicted at Somerset assizes of the murder of Wm.Cornish
, in Stoke-lane, in the month of August, was executed on Monday last at Taunton. At his trial he exhibited the utmost levity and obduracy; and, subsequently, he refused to receive the sacrament. At the place of execution he could not be brought to acknowledge his commission of the murder, observing, he would confess to God, but not to man: he, however, said, generally, "I am going to suffer, and I deserve it." The clergyman having left him, and the executioner having made his appearance, the wretched, man cried aloud, and requested the benefit of another prayer; on which the Rev. gentleman re-ascended the platform, and prayed with him a considerable time: but he still refused to make any confession. The criminal was then left to his fate, and desired to drop a signal as usual, when ready: but this he held a long while; and he died grasping it in his hands.
Our readers may see by an advertisement in the first page, that the entertaining Anecdotes respecting Cranbourn Chase, lately published, have met with a reply from the writer of the History of that Chase. The discussion will doubtless tend further to explain the long-existing dispute respecting the bounds.
Lately were distributed gratuitously, at Shaftesbury, the contents of 9 barrels of salted herrings, by direction of the Committee for relief of the labouring classes at that place.
On the 1st inst. was married, by the Rev.J.Hodgson
, James Scammell, Esq.
of Sedghill, to Martha
, third daughter of J.Bracher, Esq.
of the same place; and on Wednesday last was married, at Sedghill, Mr.J. Bracher
, eldest son of the above gentleman, to Miss Moore
, of East Knoyle.
On Saturday se'nnight was married at Poole, Mr.W.D.Stroud
, linen-draper, to Miss Eliza Willis
, both of Poole.
On Monday last was married at West Stower, William Hann
, of the same place, to Elizabeth Spearing
, of the parish of East Stower.
On Tuesday was married at Bath, Capt.Jas.Garland, R.N.
to Marian Wood Inman
, youngest daughter of Thomas lnman, Esq.
of East Hayes.
On Thursday last was married, at Preshute, by the Rev.B.Buckerfield
, George Sainsbury, Esq.
of Marlborough, solicitor, to Miss Mary George
, of St. Margaret's, in the parish of Preshute aforesaid, whose superior accomplishments are only exceeded by her amiable person.
A few days since died, in the 18th year of her age, of a rapid decline, Fanny
, eldest daughter of Mr.George Saph,
of Stapleford, near this city.
On Saturday the 4th inst. died at Shepton-Mallett, Mr.Jehosophat Stone
, aged 93.
On Sunday the 5th instant died, at Shepton-Mallett, Miss Harrison
, of Westbury.
On Tuesday last died, after a long illness, Mrs.Reeves
, wife of Mr.Reeves
, a respectable glover, &c. of this city.
On Tuesday last died at Dorchester, in her seventeenth year, Emma
, youngest daughter of Mr.Thomas Fisher
On Wednesday last died Mr.Wm.Attwater
, of Bodenham, near this city. By his death his nearest relatives have met with an irreparable loss. From his hospitality and sociable disposition he had gained the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends, all of whom most sincerely deplore the awful event, his days of nature were as an agreeable tale that is soon told, -not tedious, trifling, idle, or insignificant; to but short, instructive, moral, and entertaining.
Sudden Death of a Miser
.-On Sunday the 5th inst. as George Bowden
, of Poulshot, in this county, aged 80, was on his way to church, he dropt down dead. He had from his youth lived in a state of the greatest wretchedness, even denying himself the necessaries of life; and, from his miserable appearance, had excited the commiseration of his neighbours. Immediately after his death, being without known relatives, the parish officers searched his residence; and, concealed in different parts of it, they found in gold and silver coin, nearly one hundred and thirty-six pounds
Above seventy children have died within the last month, in the towns of Dock and Plymouth, of the hooping cough and measles.
Smuggled Spirits. - A few days since, some swindlers, in offering smuggled spirits for sale, in Bradford, were discovered to have imposed upon a watch-maker of that town : in a six-gallons cask they had concealed a bottle of real French brandy, which they cautiously pegged at the mouth of the bottle; but on drawing it off the cask was found to be filled with water ! The Watch-maker pursued and secured one of the men, and made of him refund the ill-gotten pelf.
A yew-tree was lately felled in a field at Warley adjoining Claverton, belonging to farmer Hiscox
and in the course of the ensuing night, six out of seven cows in calf died in consequence of eating its branches.
Committed to Devizes Bridewell. - Robert Bailey
, to be kept to hard labour for one month, for disobeying the orders in husbandry of his master, Mr.Robert Cooper
, of Winterslow.