Monday, June 7th, 1819
Local Newpaper Extracts
Some Selected Reports from the Salisbury and Winchester Journal
The Dorchester Classical, Mathematical, French, and Commercial Academy, conducted by the Rev.F.J.C.Trenow
, will be closed for Midsummer Vacation on Wednesday the 16th instant, and re-opened on Monday the 26th of July following.
Dorchester, 4th June, 1819.
, with grateful Thanks to her friends and the Ladies of Wareham and its vicinity, for the favors already conferred on her for many years, begs leave to acquaint them she has just received from London a fashionable and choice Assortment of Millinery; Leghorn, Straw, and Chip Bonnets; silk scarfs and shawls, &c. &c.; which she has purchased from the first manufactories, and it will be ready for their inspection on Tuesday, June 8.
Found, May 19th, 1819, - A Strawberry-coloured Gelding Pony, about 13 hands high, with a white face and white off leg behind, marked J H on the off hip and shoulder; the off knee appears to have received considerable hurt, which makes the pony go lame. - Whoever can prove it to be their property, may have it again by applying to Wm.Pope
, the hayward of Broughton, and paying all expences.
N.B. If not owned after this notice, it will be sold to pay the expences. - Broughton, May 31, 1819.
Farming Stock and Household Furniture, at Yavington Farm, near Alresford.
To be Sold by Auction, on the Premises, in the occupation of Mr.George Sarson
, on Tuesday the 15th of June 1819, - A variety of valuable Farming Stock, Husbandry Effects, Household Furniture, and requisites; including flour loads of wheat, quantity of oats, ricks of well made hay and seed grass, good draught horses, dairy cows, strong waggons, carts, ploughs, drags, harrows, taxed-cart, harness and tackle, barn implements, &c.; together with other agricultural effects; general particulars of which will be given in catalogues, to be had on the premises, and of the Auctioneer, T.Godwin
To be Sold by Auction, early in the Month of July, by order of the Assignees of Thomas Andrews Minchin
, William Grover Carter
, and Arthur Kelly
, - A valuable and highly improveable Freehold Estate called Stakes Hill, containing 216A 3R 36P of Arable, Meadow, Pasture, and Wood Land, in a ring fence, abounding the game, for which the woods furnish excellent covers. A desirable Farm House, and suitable agricultural Buildings, situate about a quarter of a mile from the pleasant and healthy village of Purbrook, 7 miles from Portsmouth, and an easy distance from the market towns of Chichester, Petersfield, and Fareham.- The Estate (except the Woods, which are in hand) is in the occupation of Mr.Guy
, who will shew the same.- Further particulars in a future Paper.
Weymouth, June 6.
The Birth Day of our beloved Sovereign was observed here with the usual testimonies of loyalty and respect. Standards were hoisted at the Custom House, Thomas's Library, and all the public places; and at one o'clock a royal salute was fired from the guns of Portland Castle in honour of the day.
, his Majesty's architect, arrived here this week, and has given directions for the King's Lodge to be put in readiness for the reception of Royalty. Report states that their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
will honour us with a visit this summer.
Saturday, June 5.
On Tuesday last the Hampshire Agricultural Society held their General Summer Meeting and Exhibition of Live Stock in a field belonging to Messrs.Knight
, at Winnall, near this city. The show of sheep was as good as we have ever noticed on any similar occasion; that of other stock was but scanty. The fineness of the day, and the interest excited by the occasion, attracted a vast number of spectators to the spot, which in itself was not only commodious, but commanded a most delightful view of the city and surrounding country. Between 11 and 12, on the arrival of the judges, the inspection of stock, and the competition of a numerous company of shearers, commenced; the latter performed their allotted tasks in a most workmanlike manner. Of the stock to which the prizes were adjudged we shall hereafter have occasion to speak; in the mean time it is but justice to state, that great part of the cattle exhibited, which were not actually successful, possessed sufficient merit to attract general admiration. A very fine boar of the black Sussex breed, crossed by the Essex, was exhibited by James Scott, Esq.
, of Rotherfield Park, and was only prevented, according to the declaration of the judges, from obtaining the prize, by the accident of the cart which conveyed it breaking down on the way, owing to which circumstance it did not arrive on the ground until after the prescribed hour. A pen of six fat wethers, bred and fed by the President, Sir Thomas Baring, Bart.
obtained much notice and admiration; they were of a cross between the Leicester and Down, and were estimated at between 13 and 14 stone, with a very small proportion of offal. A neat and very fine woolled Merino raw, was shewn as extra stock, by Mr.Fielder
, which was soon afterwards purchased by Mr.Simonds
, of St.Cross. Some good rams of the South Down breed were also exhibited by Messrs.Dowden and Waight
; and of the Merino breed, by Sir Charles Rich, Bart.
and Major Compton
. James Scott, Esq.
exhibited, as extra stock, some neat Southdown ewes and lambs; and some good ewes of the same sort were shewn by Messrs.Comley, Fielder, and Waight
. Some pens of neat Merino ewes were exhibited by Messrs.Wickham, Knight, and Compton
, and some good Merino lambs, by Sir C.Rich
After this highly interesting exhibition, the Society retired (by permission of the Mayor) to St.John's House, where nearly sixty gentlemen sat down to an excellent dinner provided by Sturgess
, of the Sun Inn. The Chair was taken by the Vice-President, John Fleming, Esq.
of Stoneham Park; and although from the pressure of Parliamentary business and other incidental circumstances we did not notice so many country gentlemen and agriculturists as we have usually seen attending this meeting, yet the company present were of the highest respectability, and they passed the evening with much satisfaction and hilarity. The President , the Treasurer, and the Secretary, were re-elected for the ensuing year; and the Vice-President nominated Sir Charles Rich, Bart.
as his successor. Sir John Walter Pollen, Bart.
, Thos.Thistlethwayte, Esq.
, Henry Eyre, esq.
, together with Messrs.Bunny
, and Saunders
, were elected members. The accounts of the Society were publically stated, by which it appeared there was a considerable balance in the hands of the Treasurer, and a great amount of outstanding uncollected arrears. Upon the whole we cannot but congratulate the Society and the county in general on the evident progression which this Institution is making in the estimation of the landed and agricultural interest, notwithstanding the unfavourable circumstances of the times; and we confidently anticipate a yearly accession to its members and its friends, from among the country gentlemen and cultivators of this opulent and enlightened country. The Chairman, after a few appropriate toasts, read the award of the judges.
The Premiums (which were 14 in number) were decided as follow : For the best cart stallion, none exhibited. - For the best brood mare, of the cart kind, having had a foal while in possession of the exhibitor, a cup of 5gs to Mr.Simonds
, of St.Cross.- For the best bull, a cup of 3gs to Sir T.Baring
. - For the best cow that bred a calf during last year, a cup of 3gs to Mr.Dear
, of Weston.- For the best boar, a cup of 3gs to Mr.White
, of Ampfield.- For the best breeding sow, a cup of 3gs to Sir T.Baring
.- For the best pen of six fat wethers, a cup of 5gs to Mr.Saunders
, of Freefolk.- For the best ram above 18 months old, a cup of 5gns to Mr.Fielder
, of Winchester.- For the best ram under 18 months old, a cup of 5gs to Mr.Knight
, of Winnall.- For the best 10 ewes, each of which bred a lamb last season, a cup of 5gs to Mr.Simonds
, St.Cross. - For the best 10 ewes under 18 months old, a cup of 5gs to Mr.White
of Paulsgrove. - A suit of clothes, with the Society's buttons, was awarded to Jos.Alexander
, shepherd to Mr.Hammond
, of Maundsme, for having alive this 1st of June, 304 lambs, the number of ewes under his care being 253, losing but one ewe and a very few lambs. - A coat and waistcoat with the Society's buttons was awarded to John Sackly
, shepherd to Mr.Jas.Wickham
, for having alive this 1st of June, 406 lambs, the number of ewes under his care being 410, losing but 13 lambs and one ewe.- A great coat with the Society's buttons was awarded to - Mason
, shepherd to Mr.Simonds
, for having alice this 1st June, 739 lambs, the number of ewes under his care being 744, losing but 2 ewes and 7 lambs.- The judges of live stock were Messrs.Wools
; of shearing, Messrs.Dear
, and Saunders
; Stewards of the day, Messrs H.Knight
and - King, jun.
The Rev.Henry Gauntlett
, Clerk, A.M. has been inducted to the vicarage of Longstock, in this county, vacant by the death of the Rev.Henry Arnold
, Clerk, to which he was presented by Sir C.Mill, Bart.
John Sayer Poulter, Esq.
son of the Rev.E.Poulter
, Prebendary of our Cathedral, was a few days since called to the bar.
On Thursday last the young gentlemen of Hyde-Abbey School, Winchester, exhibited their powers of elocution before a very respectable assembly. The performance was introduced by a latin poem, written by Mr.Sewell
. Its subject was Charles the fifth, retiring from the cares of royalty to the tranquillity of a convent. The composition was written with strength and judgement, and obtained much applause from the audience. The various parts assigned to the young gentlemen were in general supported with energy and effect. The character Gabriel, taken from Paradise Lost, was maintained with becoming dignity by Mr.Blackwood
; and the vehemence and malignity of Satan was well conceived and expressed by Mr.Place
recited the ninth Satire of Horace with true humour and spirit. In that beautiful scene taken from the Electra of Sophocles, where Orestes in disguise alarms his sister Electra, pretending that he had brought to her his own ashes in an urn; the wretchedness of Electra was expressed with all imaginable tenderness and effect; and when he discovered himself alive to her, the transition from grief to joy was truly affecting. The dramatic excellence of both these characters was sanctioned by the highest applause bestowed on Mr.Elliot
. This literary entertainment was concluded by an English poem, written by Mr.Hooper
, on the Athenians abandoning their city to the Persians. The production was very creditable to the young poet. It eminently displayed strength of sentiment and elegance of language, propriety of character, and unity of design.
It will be seen by an advertisement that our Races will commence on Tuesday the 20th July next.
Maddington Races commenced on Thursday last, when the Maddington Stakes of 25gs each, and 40gs added by the Club, were run for :-
|Mr.King's Sober Robin||0||2|
Two to one was bet at starting on Anticipation; but after a dead heat, betting was even. This was one of the best races ever seen.
The Bramshill Stakes of 50gs each, for 3yr old colts and fillies, were thus decided :-
|Mr.Calley's br c.by Truffle out of Maria||1|
|Mr.Walker's Shoe Horn||2|
|Mr.Goddard's b. c. Sir Topaz||3|
|Mr.Pryse's ch. C. by Reubens out of Laura||4|
Even betting was laid out on Shoe Horn against the field. Mr.Calley's
colt won by half a neck.
colt by Soothsayer received forfeit from Mr.Goddard's
Topaz, one mile 60gs.
Second day (Friday) : - For the Handicap Sweepstakes of 5gs each, with 25gs added by the Club :
|Mr.Pryse's ch. C. by Reubens out of Laura||1||1|
|Hon.N.Fellowes's Sister to Upright Judge||3||3|
|Sir H.Lippincot's Aquilo||4||dr.|
There were two remarkably good heats. Mr.Pryse's
colt won only be a head both heats.
The above were some of the best races ever seen. The company assembled on the course were much more numerous than usual, particularly the first day.
On Monday last the annual meetings of the different Friendly Societies in this city and suburbs took place. After parading the streets with bands of music and colours, they went and heard Divine Service. Suitable sermons were preached on the occasion; and the members returned to their different club-rooms, where excellent dinners were provided, and uninterrupted harmony prevailed.
On Monday the members of the Twyford Union or Benefit Society held their 6th anniversary at the Phoenix Inn. The Society went in procession to the parish church, where and excellent and most appropriate sermon was delivered to them by the Rev.Jas.Hodges
, from chap. 1st Thessalonians, part of 15th verse, "But ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men." The Society, headed by the Rev.Preacher, and the honorary members, returned to the Phoenix to dinner, and the day was spent in the greatest loyalty, harmony, and conviviality.
The Friendly Society at Appleshaw assembled at the Bell Inn on Whit Tuesday (being the 8th year of its establishment), about 11 o'clock in the forenoon, from whence they proceeded with an excellent band of music to the Chapel of the parish, where an appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev.Robt.Evans, from Psalm 37-3. They returned to a booth erected adjoining the inn, where they sat down to a sumptuous dinner, served up by Mr.Sturgess
. In the course of the afternoon the members of the Society perambulated the village, preceded by their band of music. - Our correspondent begs us to remark, that some apparent partiality was shewn by their not visiting some of the most respectable inhabitants, who might have become honorary members. Whether this was an oversight, or the effect of private animosity, is not known; but if the latter was the cause, such conduct is surely unbecoming the title of the society.
The annual festivity of Maying has been very prevalent here and all the country villages around during the last week. The festive dance was every where thronged with beauty and fashion, and the gay circles enjoyed the greatest possible harmony.
On Thursday the 28th ult. was married at Kingston Church, Mr.William Wilson
, of the Dockyard, Portsea, to Sarah
, only daughter of Mr.John Trew
, officer of excise, Romsey.
Thursday was married at St.George's, Hanover Square, Arthur Macnamara, Esq.
of Langoed Castle, Brecon, to Anne
, eldest daughter of the late Wm.Lee, Esq.
of Ansty House, in this county.
Saturday last was married at East Stratton, Mr.John Crate
, miller, of St.Cross, to Miss Edith Ewin
, of Sutton Scotney.
On Monday last died, at Exeter, in the 40th year of his age, the Rev.Richard Iremonger
, Vicar of Wherwell, near Andover.
Sudden Death.- The awful dispensation of divine Providence occurred in Romsey about twelve o'clock this day. Mr.Fryer
, of the Red Lion in that town, after attending the market, and having reached his house, dropped down and expired, leaving a disconsolate wife and four small children to deplore his loss.
On Monday last a little boy about 3 1/2 years old, by some means fell into the river Itchen, and was carried some distance down the stream; when taken out, he was apparently lifeless, but by the praiseworthy assistance of some gentlemen of the faculty, animation was happily restored.
On the 2d inst.an inquest was taken by Mr.Shebbeare
, at Kingsclere, on the body of Wm.Smith
, a lad about 14 years old, who was found dead in his bed the morning before. Verdict "Died by the Visitation of God, in a fit."
Committed to the County Gaol :- James Simmonds
, convicted in the penalty of £100 each, they having been found on board a boat off the Isle of Wight, having contraband spirits on board.- Jas.Lockhart
, charged with having stolen at Portsmouth 128lbs of lead, the property of his Majesty.- Tho.Hawkins
charged with having had in their possession 2 pieces of copper bolt nails, and other naval stores, the property of his Majesty.
Saturday, June 5.
His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex
, Grand Master of Masons in England, has been pleased to appoint our worthy representative in Parliament, Sir Wm.De Crespigny, Bart.
to preside over the Masonic Interest as Provinical Grand Master fot the county of Hants. The urbanity of the hon.Baronet's manners, and the lively interest he takes in the welfare and prosperity of masonry, will diffuse an universal satisfaction among the craft, over whom he is thus appointed to preside.
The King's birth-day was observed here in an appropriate manner, by the juvenile corps of our Royal Military Asylum. They marched through the town to our Town-Hall, where their band performed in an admirable style the national air of "God save the King." The complete discipline and correct appearance of this little corps manifested the attention which has been invariably paid to them by their Commandant and Officers.
On Whit-Monday and Tuesday the Benefit Friendly Societies of this town held their annual feasts at their different club-rooms; and our worthy Members, Sir W.C.De Crespigny
, and Wm.Chamberlaine, Esq.
honoured the Societies by dining with them. Lady Sarah De Crespigny
, according to her kind promise, presented to the Friendly Brothers a splendidly decorated colour on the occasion.
It is expected that our theatre will be opened the latter end of next month, when we are to be gratified with the first appearance on our boards of that inimitable actor, Kean
, who will display, for a few nights only, his unrivalled talents in some of his principal characters.- It is also expected he will perform three nights at the Portsmouth theatre.
Isle of Wight, June 4.
The Vectis Yeomanry Cavalry, under the command of Sir L.T.Worsley Holmes, Bart.
were this day inspected, and afterwards dined together at the Sun Inn, Newport, to commemorate the natal day our venerable Sovereign.
, the celebrated Blackheath pedestrian, commenced walking 100 miles in 26 hours on Monday last, in a field near Parkhurst, and completed the arduous undertaking five minutes within the given time. Several gentlemen, witnesses to the performance, made a collection to the amount of 20 pounds and presented it to the veteran pedestrian. His son, a youth of 15 years of age, has commenced walking 50 miles for four successive days on the same ground.
Monday, June 7, 1819.
Whitehall, May 29. - His Royal Highness the Prince Regent
has been pleased, in the name and on behalf of his Majesty, to give and grant unto George Croft
, of Downton, in the country of Wilts, Esq. his Majesty's royal licence and authority, that he and his issue may take the surname and bear the arms of Huddlestone only, pursuant to the last will and testament of George Huddlestone
, some time of Croydon, in the county of Surrey, Esq. deceased; such arms being first duly exemplified according to the laws of arms, and recorded in the Herald's Office, otherwise the said royal licence and permission to be void and of none effect:- And also to order, that the said royal concession and declaration be registered in his Majesty's College of Arms.- Gazette, June 1, 1819.
Preferred.- The Rev.Thos.Revett Carnac, A.M.
of the Rectory of St.Michael, Slawleigh, in the county of Somerset, on the presentation of Mrs.Revett Carnac
, of Devonshire-street, Portland-place.
Public dinners in honour of our venerable Sovereign's natal day, were held on Friday at the Three Swans and Pelican Inns in this city, and at the Sun Inn in Fisherton. The parties who thus met on an occasion which reflected honour upon themselves, were, we are happy to say, numerous; and the evening was spent by them in the full enjoyment of harmony and conviviality.
On Wednesday se'nnight, the pupils of Mr.Hall
, of Grosvenor Place, near Bath, delivered the usual (annual) recitations from English and other classics. The young gentlemen spoke their respective pieces with admirable spirit and propriety; and afforded very great pleasure to a numerous and select company of ladies and gentlemen. Masters Sloane
, major, (brother to the member for the county of Armagh, and nephew to the Right Hon.G.Canning
), and Thompson
, minor, and Heaviside
, obtained the prizes given on the occasion.
Racing Intelligence.- Bath Races take place the 7th and 8th of July; the gold cup to be run the second day.- Stockbridge Races will be the week after Bath.- Winchester Races commence on Tuesday the 20th of July.- Salisbury Races are not yet fixed, but our readers are aware that they usually take place the week after Winchester; the following horses have been nominated to run for the gold cup at these races : Mr.J.Long
names a ch. f. sister to Wouvermans, 3 yrs; Mr.Kneller's
b. f. Snare, 3 yrs; Mr Wad.Wyndham's
br. f. by Smuggler, 3 yrs; Mr.Jervoise
Silverlegs, 4 yrs; Mr.Goddard's
Anticipation, aged; Mr.King's
The Student, 5 yrs; Mr.Jones's
ch. h. Carlton, 6 yrs; Mr.Long Wellesley
(the Steward) is a subscriber, but has not named. - Oxford Races will be on the 3d and 4th of August.
It will be seen from and advertisement, that the Rev.W.Ward
, from Serampore, in Bengal, will preach in Brown-street, in this city, on Tuesday evening. Mr.Ward
has been with Doctors Carey
, in the mission at that place, 20 years. It is well known that the Sacred Scriptures are translating into many of the eastern languages, under their direction, which are in a course of printing at Serampore. The missionary establishments of the society, in different parts of India, employ about 60 missionaries (Europeans and natives), and the schools for educating native children are in extensive operation. It is expected that Mr.Ward
will give some account of his mission; and as the objects it embraces are so various, we cannot but hope that the collection which will be made to promote them will give an impressive demonstration that they are felt in all their importance.
On Wednesday last the Children of the Methodist Sunday School, in this city, amounting in number to nearly 400, were plentifully regaled, in their school-room, in Salt Lane, with plum cakes, given by the conductors of the Institution, and a barrel of good ale, the munificent gift of Samuel Whitchurch, Esq.
After partaking of this kind repast, the children walked in procession round the city, attended by the school committee and the teachers, and then repaired to Church-street Chapel, where an appropriate discourse was delivered to them by the Rev.R.Garner
, from Psalm 34 - 11. The cleanliness and good order of the children during this pleasing scene, obtained the general admiration of a large congregation.
On Wednesday se'nnight ten convicts were removed from Fisherton gaol, and put on board the hulks in Portsmouth harbour.
It will afford much pleasure to our readers to hear that Mr.Dancer
, the celebrated artist in glass, is arrived in this city. His astonishing abilities are well known to set all competition at defiance; and as he has never been here before, we have no doubt but that his efforts will be crowned with as great success as in other places. We understand that the exhibition, which commences Monday June 7th, will close on Saturday the 12th.
At Whiteparish on Wednesday last, the White Hart Juvenile Society held their annual meeting when, after auditing their accounts, nearly a hundred members, accompanied by their band, repaired to church and heard divine service. An appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev.Mr.Adkins
, of Downton; and after the service the members all sat down to en excellent dinner, served up by Mr.Gambling
, in his usual good style. The day was spent in the greatest harmony and conviviality, and the party separated with the pleasing hope of all meeting again the ensuing year.
Births.- On the 29th ult. at Freshford, the lady of the Rev.G.Bythesea
, of a son.- Tuesday, at Pucclechurch, the lady of the Rev.Geo.Grabbe
, of a son.
On Monday last was married at St.Martin's Church, in this city, Mr.Francis Wills
, to Mary Ann
, second daughter of the late Mr.John Rumbold
, tanner of this city.
Saturday the 29th ult.died, after a severe and lingering illness, Sarah
, wife of Charles Gibbes, Esq.
Devizes; in whom the Christian character was perfected.
On Sunday the 30th ult.died Mr.George Heywood
, a member of the corporation of Devizes.
On Saturday the 29th ult.died in London, Mr.William Maffey
, aged 66 years, eldest son of the late Mr.Maffey
, of Swallowclift, in this country.
On Sunday the 30th ult.died, at the advanced age of 80 years, Mr.Edward Jukes
, formerly a grocer, of High-street, in this city: he was a man of the strictest integrity of character.
Lately died, Mrs.Russ
, wife of Mr.John Russ
, of the Black Swan Inn, Devizes.
At an adjourned session for Devon, held on Tuesday at Exeter, Richard Baker
, late of Sandford, Devon, was brought up to be discharged under the Insolvent Debtors Act, but being found guilty of fraud was remanded for 5 years.
On Sunday night, the 30th ult.about nine o'clock, a dreadful fire broke out at Lyme Regis, Dorset, which consumed a large malthouse and a stable, the property of Mr.Davie
, of that town. The fire raged two hours, and great consternation was excited; but further devastation was happily prevented by the timely and praiseworthy exertions of the inhabitants.
Murder and Robbery of Mr.Rodway
.- Robert Watkins
, who answers the description of a man seen riding on the deceased's horse after the murder, has been apprehended, (as stated in the last Journal), at his residence in Wootton Basset. He has undergone several examinations before the magistrates residing in that neighbourhood, and from what has transpired, it is supposed that the deceased was not the person intended to be robbed and murdered, but that it was the agent for Joseph Pitt, Esq. M.P.
for Cricklade, who was expected to pass that road on that day, in the possession of several hundred pounds, to pay some election bills, contracted at the last election. At his final examination on Friday the 28th ult.at Swindon, before the bench of magistrates, it being proved that his brother Edward
buried the pistol, they were both committed to take their trials at the ensuing assizes for this county, charged with the robbery and murder of Mr.Rodway
Committed to Fisherton Gaol : Edward Scammell
, late of Ditchampton, labourer, charged on the oath of Joseph White
, with having stolen about 25lbs of butter at Fugglestone St.Peter, on the 3d day of November last. (Our readers will remember that it was on the 3d of November Messrs.Brown and Price's
Taunton and London Waggon was robbed of butter at Fugglestone, when the unfortunate waggoner Brockway
was found killed.) - James Godden
, of Bramshaw, labourer, charged with stealing a pot of bees from Henry Newman
, at Bramshaw.
Poole, May 31.
From the state of the Parish Church of St.James, in the town and county of Poole, the parishioners resolved to take it down, and to erect on its site a new edifice; a measure in itself highly conducive to the spiritual as well as temporal welfare of the inhabitants. This day was therefore a proud one, deserving to be recorded on the annals of this ancient borough, being the day appointed for laying the corner stone of the intended New Church. - On this important and delightful occasion, a provincial grand meeting of the ancient fraternity of free and accepted Masons, of the province of Dorset, was convened, for laying the said corner stone agreeably to ancient usage.
At 1 o'clock, the different lodges in the province, the lodge of five orders from Salisbury, and many visiting Brethren (among whom was J.Dent, Esq.
treasurer of the Grand Lodge of England, and one of the representatives in Parliament for the town and county of Poole) having assembled at the Lodge Room, which was fitted up with great taste, and elegantly decorated for the occasion, Brother T.Parr
, the deputy P.G.M. on behalf of Wm.Williams, Esq. M.P.
the late P.G.M. who was unavoidably absent owing to a severe domestic affliction, opened the Provincial Grand Lodge in due form, and having made the necessary previous Masonic arrangements, the whole of the Brethren (in number about two hundred) commenced the procession in the following order :- Two Tylers with drawn Swords - The Band - A Grand Tyler - Visiting Brethren two and two - A Tyler - The Lodges in the Province according to Seniority - The Juniors preceding - Royal Arch Masons with Staves - Two Provincial Stewards - The Book of Constitutions carried by an old Master Mason - Two Provincial Stewards - The Tablet carried by the Architect - The Corn, Wine, and Oil, in Silver Goblets, carried by three Brethren - The Bible, carried by an old Master Mason - The P.G. Chaplain - The P.G. Secretary with his Bag - The P.G. Treasurer - The P.G. Sword Bearer - The Treasurer of the Grand Lodge of England - The Junior P.G. Warden - The Senior P.G. Warden - The acting Deputy P.G. Master, supported by four Stewards - The P.G. Tyler, and an assistant Tyler. - In this order they proceeded towards the Town-Hall, where they were joined by Brother Joseph White Orchard
, (the Mayor), T.Bartlett, Esq.
the deputy recorder, the Aldermen in their robes, together with a numerous assemblage of the body corporate (preceded by the sergeants with their maces and the town band of music); the Rev.C.Bowles
, official; the Rev.P.W.Jolliffe
, Minister of the parish; and several other distinguished Clergymen.- The whole forming an awfully grand and sublime procession, such was never before witnessed in the town and county of Poole.
When the procession arrived at the Church-yard, the corporate body formed a semicircle at the east side of the stone, and the Brethren of the craft in a parallelogram from east to west - the provincial grand officers, who were to engage in the ceremonies being immediately around the stone. - The Brethren commenced by singing an anthem, the band at the same time playing very softly and with great taste. - A number of coins of his present Majesty's reign, were then deposited by the worshipful the Mayor, and other members of the corporation, as also by the acting P.G.M. After which Brother W.Parr
(son of the acting P.G.M.) came forward, and with an audible voice read the Latin inscription on the marble tablet, after which it was deposited in an aperture made in the centre of the stone, together with a record on parchment, - when the acting P.G.M. strewed the corn, wine, and oil, upon the stone, piously exclaiming "May the bountiful hand of heaven ever supply this town and county with abundance of corn, wine, and oil." The top stone which had been previously suspended, was then lowered by the Brethren of the Craft, and fixed in its proper place, whereupon the acting P.G.M. having tried it with masonic implements, gave it three knocks with his mallet, and pronounced it duly and properly adjusted. The grand honours were then given by the whole craft, ascribing Glory to God in the highest. The Rev.Brother Brice
, the P.G.Chaplain, then offered up a most solemn and appropriate prayer; after which the acting P.G.M. delivered a very impressive address suited to this very interesting occasion.
He first regretted the absence of Brother Williams, Esq.
the P.G.M. for Dorset, because he was thereby deprived of his super-eminent talents, and he particularly expressed his feeling for the afflicting circumstance which occasioned his absence. He then returned thanks to the Mayor and Corporation for their very handsome subscription towards re-building the Church, and for the loan of the Town Hall for religious worship, and also for their attendance this day. He then dwelt upon that awful consideration that multitudes of our fore-fathers , now lying mouldering or mouldered into dust, beneath and around the very spot which the assembly then occupied, who had worshipped from age to age their Creator in the ancient and venerable fabric now demolished; and he also dwelt on the delightful prospects which the erection of the new edifice held out to those who had heard the pastor of the flock with so much gratification in the former church; that ere long they may again see him resume his station; and he paid him a deserved tribute of praise for his exemplary conduct in private life, and his valuable services in his public capacity. The next part of his oration tended to shew the value in which the Brethren of the Craft ought to hold the privilege of assembling themselves in lodges in this country by the liberality of the laws, and which privilege was abundantly exemplified in this days meeting, where the civil and ecclesiastical authorities not only sanctioned the ceremonies of this day, but actually participated in them - unlike the jealous Portuguese, who not only interdicted Masonic Meetings, but frequently extended Masons on the Rock, in order to extract their secrets, two instances of which he mentioned in Brother Monton and Brother Constos. He then adverted to the principles of the Society, which he said were safe both in Church and State; the former was evinced by their admission of men of all sects and religious opinions, and the latter by the strict adherence to a leading principle of the Society, not to interfere with the politics of the country. He then dwelt on benevolence and kindness being conspicuous virtues among Free Masons; and he mentioned various instances of acts of kindness afforded in times of warfare, and in particular one at the battle of Dettingen, where even life itself was saved by the kind hand of a mason, when he discovered the person he was about to kill was a brother; and thus saved his life. He concluded with thanks to the Mayor personally, for his kindness and support in the proceedings of the day.
At the conclusion of the address, which made a very evident impression on the audience generally, and on the Craft especially, the grand honors were repeated, and the ceremony concluded by the brethren sining an anthem to the popular and much admired tune of God save the King. Galleries, decorated with colours, were provided by the Brethren of the Lodge of Amity, to which ladies were admitted by tickets gratuitously, and were filled with a great display of figure, beauty, and fashion. The ceremony being ended, the whole procession left the church yard, and repaired to the Town Hall for the performance of Divine Service; it having been fitted up by the Churchwardens with great care and judgement for the purposes of a temporary Church. The music was performed with great effect and science by the gentlemen of the private concert, (who on this occasion very politely volunteered their services) and the orchestra was adorned by several ladies, reputed for the excellency of their voices, who were led by Brother Harrington
, of Salisbury, whose reputation is too celebrated to need any comment from us. Brother Brice
, the Provincial Grand Chaplain, delivered a very appropriate discourse from the 3d chap. 1st epistle of Peter, 8v. The worthy Divine enforced most eloquently the important duties of brotherly love, relief, and truth, on all his audience, but more particularly on the Craft, whose obligations to those duties he stated to be in the highest degree imperative. Divine Service being concluded, the Brethren of the Craft returned in masonic order to the Lodge Room; various masonic duties were performed; after which they dined at the Antelope Hotel, kept by brother Vie
, and after various appropriate toasts, concluded this long to be remembered day with the utmost order, conviviality, and brotherly love.
The Corporation and Clergy also dined together at the same hotel.- We rejoice to be able to add that though the concourse was immense, yet no accident happened to damp the gaiety of the day.
A meeting of the Poole Branch Bible Society for the town and county of Poole, B.L.Lester, Esq.
president, in the chair, was held at the Town Hall, on Wednesday last. A report was read by Mr.Durant
, the secretary, by which it appeared the Society, from its commencement in 1812, had distributed 3000 copies of the Scriptures, and had transmitted to the Dorset Auxiliary and Parent Institution £1400 while about £150 or £200 remain to be remitted immediately. The Ladies Bible Association, instituted about 18 months since, had, it appeared, been very successful, having raised £433 19s 3d, and distributed 435 copies of the scriptures; while 445 are still subscribing for copies, and 415 are free contributors. The Association has remitted £100 on which no return has been required. The meeting, which was numerously attended, was addressed with great eloquence and effect by Messrs.Garland
, Dent, M.P.
, and others, but especially by the Rev.P.W.Jolliffe
, the clergyman of the town, and the Rev.Jos.Hughes
, one of the secretaries of the Parent Institution.- A collection of £35 was made at the door.
Baptist Mission in India.
The Rev.W.Ward, one of the Serampore Missionaries, will Preach in the Baptist Meeting House, in Salisbury, on Tuesday Evening, at seven o'clock; when a Collection will be made in aid of the Mission.
(from Bath) respectfully informs the Ladies of Salisbury and its vicinity she had commenced in the Dress and Corset Business, at Mr.Rhodes's
, Queen-street, hoping, by perseverance and attention, to merit their patronage.
S.J. begs to inform the Ladies she is recently returned from Town with a good Assortment of fashionable Patterns, which is open to their inspection.
Ringwood, June 4th 1819.
respectfully informs the Ladies of Ringwood and its environs, that she has just returned from London with the newest Patterns in Millinery and Dresses, and hopes by a constant attention to detail to merit a continuance of their favors.
N.B. Two Apprentices Wanted immediately.
Apply, if by letter, post-paid.
Several Tons of Genuine Ground White Lead, and a quantity of Old Lintseed Oil for sale, on very low terms, at Beale's
Oil Warehouse, High-street, Salisbury.
To be published by Subscription,
The Heiress of the Abbey; or
Roseville Cottage : a Novel, in 3 vols.price 12s.
By Elizabeth Gast, of Salisbury.
Subscriptions received at Messrs.Brodie and Dowding's,
Salisbury; if by letter, post-paid.