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30th June 1827

Cook and Footman,

Wanted, in a small quiet Gentleman's Family, near Egham, a respectable steady Woman as Cook also a steady Man as Lad as Groom and Footman; both must have very satisfactory characters from their last situation.
For address, inquire at Mr.Bradford's, mercer, High-street, Windsor; or Mrs.Eves, fruiterer, Staines; or if by letter, post paid, stating particulars, to A.B., at either of the above places.

To Be Sold
A Handsome Pony, quiet and sound, with chaise and harness complete.
Enquire of Mr.S.Mellett, Sadler, Egham.

Auxiliary Bible Society
Windsor and Eton, and their Vicinities.
Vice Presidents,
Rt.Hon.Lord Graves, M.P.Augustus Schutz, Esq.
Rt.Hon.W.Fremantle, M.P.Gen.Spencer
Dr.PopeSir Herbert Taylor, G.C.B.
John Ramsbottom, Esq., M.P.Col.Wood, M.P.
Sir. R.H. Vivian, M.P., K.C.B.

The Tenth Anniversary of this Insititution will be held in the Town Hall, Windsor, on Tuesday, 3d July, 1827, when a Report of the proceedings of the last year will be made by the Committee.

The Rev.Dr.Pinkerton will attend from the Parent Society. The Chair will be taken at Twelve o'clock. Ladies are respectfully requested to honour the Meeting by their attendance.

Secretaries :


Under The Patronage of
The Hon. Miss Townsend.

The Nobility and Gentry are informed, that a Stall, will be held at the Cherry Fair, New Windsor, on the 5th day of July, for Fancy Articles, and Clothing for the Poor, the whole produce of which will be laid out in articles for their use and comfort.

The Stall will be held under the Town Hall.

Windsor and Eton

The Terrace was crowded on Sunday by a numerous and fashionable assemblage. The company were highly gratified by the bands of the Royal Horse Guards and 21st Royal Fuzileers, playing some of the most celebrated compositions of Weber, Mozart, &c., which were executed in a very masterly style. The bands played from seven to nine o'clock. On Wednesday afternoon the bands played in the Long Walk.

On Monday last the regiment of Royal Horse Guards were inspected in Stoke Park, by Sir R. Hussey Vivian, M.P., K.C.H., the inspecting general. The superior manner in which the regiment discharged their various duties, drew forth the commendations of their worthy commander. This fine regiment will leave barracks the middle of next week, and be replaced by the 2d Life Guards.

On Sunday morning an admirable sermon was preached at the parish church, by the Rev.George Bethell, for the benefit of the charity school of this town. A collection was afterwards made in aid of this excellent institution which amounted to 44 8s 2d.

The Windsor annual pink show was held on Monday last, at Mr.Clark's, the Hope Inn, which was attended by a number of gentlemen of the town and neighbourhood. The flowers exhibited were of the most superior description.

The prizes (eight in number) were awarded as follows :- 1st, Mr.Weedon; 2d, Mr.Willmer; 3d, Mr.Kellner; 4th , Mr.Gould; 5th, Mr. G.Lillewhite; 6th, Mr.Bowyer; 7th, Mr.John Kellner; and 8th, Mr.Cooper.

At the sitting of the magistrates at the Town Hall, on Thursday, John Hazel was charged with a violent assault on James Barnes. From his statement it appeared, that he had been hay-making for Mr.John Clode, in a field in the Lammases, for some day; and on Saturday night slept on the rick with two or three fellow labourers. Early on the following morning a number of men, amongst whom was the prisoner, disturbed them from their rest, by saying they had orders from Mr.Clode to clear the rick. Witness got down and proceeded to Sheet-street Road, followed by the men; a scene of disturbance took place, during which the prisoner struck witness several blows; other persons were engaged in the transaction, but the prisoner was the only party who could be identified. Hazel stated, that he was unconscious of having done any injury, as he was tipsy at the time. He was committed to gaol to take his trial at the next sessions.

On Friday James Manley, well known in the neighbourhood, was fully committed to the borough gaol, for trial at the ensuing sessions, on a charge of receiving stolen goods. The fact was substantiated on the confession of a lad, who had been apprehended, with three others, for having stolen a quantity of lead from the Castle.

On Tuesday last a distressing accident happened at Eton Mills to one of the workmen employed on the premises. The machinery for drawing up the corn giving way, a sack of flour fell on the man, and unfortunately broke his leg. He is now, we are happy to say, doing well.

The Uxbridge Florist Society held their anniversary pink show at the King's Arms Inn, Uxbridge, on Wednesday last. Twelve stands of these most beautiful flowers were exhibited, each stand containing twelve blooms of different sorts. The principal prize was awarded to Mr.John Weedon, of Hillingdon House, who had the honour of bearing away the first prize at Windsor, on the Monday preceding; the 2d, to Mr.G.Kellner; 3d, to Mr.Gould; 4th, to Mr.G.Lillewhite; 5th, to Mr.Humber; and 6th, to Mr.Stevens. The flowers shown were universally allowed to have been the finest specimens of their kinds which had ever been exhibited. A number of the nobility and gentry of the neighbourhood, patrons of the society, attended to witness this beautiful and interesting display. The gentlemen composing this society have brought the cultivation of pinks and carnations to such perfection as to have published a challenge to all England, inviting the whole of the fancy to compete with them in the growth of these beautiful productions of nature.

On Sunday night, about ten o'clock, as two young women, named Jane Scott and Ann Williams, residing at Uxbridge, were proceeding along the Acton road, towards home, after having spent the evening with a party of friends, they were stopped by two men of colour, who made an improper proposal to them, which was rejected. A stage coach happened to pass by at the moment, and Jane Scott ran after it, pursued by one of the men, who stabbed her with a knife, but fortunately not seriously, and then made off across some fields, and escaped; while his companion ran after the young woman Williams, who has not since been heard of, in a contrary direction. The shrieks of Scott were so alarming, that they attracted the attention of Thompson and Iwany[?], two of the patrol on the road, who proceeded towards the spot, where they found her laying on the ground in strong convulsions. Mr.Reynolds, solicitor of Acton, who was riding by at the time, ordered them to convey her to his house; which being done every assistance was rendered her; and, on being recovered, she gave a description of the villains who had attacked her, and the police are actively employed in pursuing them. Every inquiry is making after Ann Williams, whose mysterious absence has excited a strong sensation in the neighbourhood.

Left at Peter Heskett's, Esq., Hill House, Windsor Forest, on one of the days of Ascot Races, a Chestnut Mare, with Saddle and Bridle. The owner may have them by applying to E.T.Newman, Auctioneer, Windsor, and paying the expenses incurred.

If not claimed within 14 days from the date hereof they will be sold to defray the expenses.
June 30, 1827.

Lost, near Salthill, on Monday Evening last, A Small Liver Coloured and White Spaniel Bitch (spayed), answers to the name of Phillis :- whoever will bring the same to Mr.Darby, at Cookham, shall receive Half-a-Guinea Reward for their trouble.
Cookham, June 28, 1827.


The extraordinary number of twelve puppies were littered a few days ago by a small spaniel bitch, belonging to Mr.Hyde, of Aylesbury. The number usually produced at one birth is from six to twelve by large dogs, and from two to six by small.

At the Aylesbury Florist Society's Show, on Monday last, the only flowers shown were pinks, the first prize for which was awarded to Mr.Stevens, and the second to Mr.Miles.

On Wednesday last, William Poguan, an athletic[?] Irishman, was committed to the county gaol, Aylesbury, charged with an assault on Lydia, the wife of Mr.William Dairs, in the neighbourhood of Chepping Wycombe. Poguan, it appears, demanded alms off Mrs.Dairs, who is somewhat advanced in years, she declined to comply with his demand, and he immediately proceeded to beat and ill-use her; and there is no knowing to what extent he might have carried his violence had not some persons have come to her assistance.

The mansion-house of the Honourable Mrs.Knight, of Terriers, in the parish of Chepping Wycombe, was burglarously broken open in the night of Tuesday, 22d instant, and articles of plate and other property, of the value of 200, stolen and carried away. A reward of fifty pounds has been offered for the conviction of the offender, but no discovery has yet been made, although Leadbeater, one of the officers of Bow-street, and Hailey, a very active officer of High Wycombe, have been on the alert ever since the robbery. A knife and one or two other trifling articles, which the thieves left behind them, have been found, and which it is hoped will lead to their detection. There is no doubt, from the manner in which the robbery was effected, that it was committed by some one extremely well acquainted with the interior of the house.

On Wednesday se'nnight, a fight for 2, took place at Leighton Buzzard, between Thomas Jeeves and Thomas Sheppard. Forty rounds were fought, which were all in favour of the latter, but in the two next rounds Jeeves hit his antagonist a blow on the right side of the head and neck, which stupefied him, and he was taken off the ground in a senseless state, and died on the following Friday morning, about ten o'clock. - Mr.Times the coroner for Bedford, held his inquest on Saturday, and after a minute investigation and the clearest evidence, the Jury returned a verdict of Murder against Jeeves, and a warrant was immediately issued for his apprehension, and also against Thomas Pratt, his second, for aiding and abetting in the crime. - Surely the frequency of fatal terminations to prize fights will at length check so brutal and degrading a practice. It is to use a matter of astonishment, that any men, much more those who would feel offended if they were not styled gentlemen, should persist in countenancing such exhibitions. It seems to us that when two powerful men meet to fight, who have what is called in the phraseology of boxing, good bottom, and are determined to combat fairly until one or the other of them can no longer stand up to receive the blows of his adversary, that the chances are at least equal whether or not a mortal injury is not inflicted. The fist of a strong man is a weapon which he can wield fatally by directing a blow to more than one part of the human body. If this fact be admitted, then the man who abets a fair prize fight, runs the risk of sharing the crime of manslaughter; if the fight be not fair he is a dupe to a couple of rogues.