CUMBRIAN NEWS FROM JAN-FEB 1777
THE CUMBERLAND CHRONICLE
7 Jan 1777:
As in previous issues:
"Turlington's Original Balsam of Life" (made by Martha Wray, London) sold in Whitehaven by J. Dunn
Stolen or strayed, night of Sat 28 Dec 1776, from the grounds at Monkrey, near Whitehaven: dark Bay Gelding, rising 7 years old (described), branded with an iron- circle with 4 lines crossed in the centre, two of which extend above the circle to form a dart-point. Information to Joseph Greenhow, farrier of Whitehaven, leading to retrieval, will be "handsomely rewarded" and expenses paid.
Theatre, Roper Street, Whitehaven 14 Jan: Mr Hadwen's ball- doors open 5pm, begin at 6. "No person to be admitted into the House during the Practice in the Morning, nor behind the Scenes in the Evening." Tickets from Mr Hadwen at the Indian King, Roper Street, and at Ware's printing-office. Mr Hadwen's school in Cockermouth opens on 20 Jan, "where he hopes for the Continuance of their Favours". Dated Whitehaven, 2 Jan.
Theatre, 8 Jan: For the benefit of Mrs Reddish and Miss Hurst: Tragedy "EDWARD the BLACK PRINCE, Or the Conquest of France, by the English, At the memorable Battle of Poictiers" + farce "The IRISH WIDOW". Begin 6.30pm
7 Jan 1777- NEWS:
Sat night prev., a shoemaker's shop in Church-Street, Whitehaven, was broken into and several pairs of shoes stolen.
"We hear that the Gentlemen of Parton and Lowka, in consequence of the good news from New York, had a sheep roasted on Lowka Tarn yesterday, they also provided several gallons of Rum and a barrel of Ale, several of the Gentlemen displayed their dexterity in Skating, and concluded the day with chearfulness and good fellowship."
Bankrupt: John Robson, jeweller of Carlisle.
POEM: "A retrospect" by C.G., Penrith, 27 Dec 1776.
7 Jan 1777: No corn prices, births/marriages/deaths, shipping or tide table.
14 Jan 1777:
As in previous issue:
"To be Sold in Public Sale", 3 Feb, at the Globe, Cockermouth: freehold estate inc. c165 acres "very rich Arable and Meadow Land" in Papcastle, belonging to William Hicks Esq.
Estate "divided into about 30 Inclosures" & wel-watered; pays tithe of grain; has rights on adjoining "very good" common. Buildings: "modern built" house, with large kitchen, brew-house & stables "suitable for a Gentleman's Family", large barn, cow-house. Good roads to Cockermouth, Workington & Whitehaven, "plenty of Limestone on the Premises and Coal at about two Miles distance"; also "from a small trial lately made, there is Reason to believe there is Coal on the Estate." Buildings & inn-fields may be entered immediately, out-field land from Lady Day. Payment details to be specified at sale. NB: A "substantial Farmer" has offered $240 a year to rent the estate on a 7 or 14 year lease.
A selection of Law books (c50 titles listed, with prices), part of the library of the late William Tatham Esq. of Askham Hall, Westmorland, available on application to J. Dunn, printer of this paper, in the Market Place, Whitehaven.
Cumberland Register Office (kept at the house of J. Dunn, printer & bookseller, Whitehaven, by Messrs. Skelton & Co.):
Wanted, $320 (interest to be agreed; security- "Houses, properly secured from Fire"). "Also several smaller Sums, upon real and personal Security."
To be lent (separately): $1000, $700, $500, $400, $200, $150 & $100 "upon real or personal Security."
"Wanted several Boys, about fifteen Years of Age, as Apprentices."
"Wanted Employment for a young Man who writes well, understands Accompts, and can be well recommended."
"Wants Employment, as a Gardener, a Person who ahs served a regular Apprenticeship and can be well recommended."
Edward Rickards has taken over the George Inn, Penrith (formerly run by William How) "on the great Road to Port-Patrick, Edinburgh, and Glasgow". "N.B. Neat POST CHAISE, with any Number of able Horses, and careful Drivers, on the shortest Notice."
Theatre, 15 Jan: For the benefit of Mr Marlton & Mr Mills, 6.30pm: Comedy "The RIVALS" + farce of the "What d'ye call it."
14 Jan 1777- NEWS:
Erected last week in one of Sir James Lowther's coal pits, at Howgill near Whitehaven, "a machine of a very simple, but useful, construction" to aid in the raising of coal "one horse can raise as great a weight as two horses without this counter-balance". Cost only 20s to instal, maintenance cost 2/6 yearly. "This machine, we believe, is entirely new, or at least we know of no other of the kind."
Very cold weather in early part of last week, with easterly winds; snow fell on Thursday and melted, and wind veered to south, giving hopes of a thaw, but the night was frosty and on Friday morning several Whitehaven streets (particularly James' Street) had "large plats of ice on them, which enabled several skaters to perform in the streets, a circumstance not observed here for many years past." Friday night wind nearly SSW, "with much rain, which brought on a thorough yet gentle thaw."
Last Sunday, Dr Dixon snr. of Whitehaven was thrown from his horse while crossing the slightly swollen River Ellen (returning from visiting a sick person at Mary Port) a little above the wood bridge. He was pulled out downriver of the bridge, almost dead, by some people who saw his horse galloping towards the town. He was carried to the Lion Inn (Mr Nelson's) and is recoevring. He gave 6 guineas to the man who pulled him out.
On 6 Jan, on receiving the news of the victories over the American rebels, James Parkin Esq., ordered bells to be rung in Appleby at intervals all day. "The Mayor, Aldermen, and several other Gentlemen, dined at the King's Head, where an elegant and plentiful dinner was provided. Seven large hogsheads, and a great number of tar-barrels, were purchased to make a bone-fire, several gallons of ale were given to the populace, who chearfully sung 'God Save the King'- several loyal healths, and success to the British arms, went jovially round with loud huzzas."
About a fortnight ago, the Brothers (Capt. Beeby, of Mary-Port) ran aground on the North Bull, "going into Dublin Coal, loaden, she sunk afterwards, and its feared she will not be got off- happily no lives lost."
WHITEHAVEN CHRISTENING & BURIAL STATISTICS, 1 Jan 1776 to 1 Jan 1777 inclusive:
Old Church: 121 christenings / 231 burials.
Trinity: 73 / 160.
St. James: 64 / 70.
14 Jan 1777- MARRIED:
Xmas Day, at Appleby, Mr Nelson & Miss Ann Hodgson, both of Appleby.
Sat last, at Loweswater church: "Mr Richard Skelton, of Godfredd, to Mrs Pearson, widow of the late Mr Pearson of High-Cross, both of Loweswater."
14 Jan 1777- SHIPPING:
[Name, Captain, From/to]
6 Jan- Garlith, Piper, Dublin.
7 Jan- Tartar, McGowan, Workington.
9 Jan- Eagle Packet, Morlin; Open Boat, Cain, Isleman; Juno, Jackson; Patience, Moor, Dublin; Wolf, Bratney, Newry; Jane and Sally, Nelson, Workington; William, Pennyman, Isleman.
10 Jan- Esther, Major, Isleman; Peter, Whaley, Ravenglass; Pomona, Sherwin; Three Brothers, Tindall; Ledger, Hodgson; Prosperous, Thompson; Saltham, Dawson; Friendship, Pearson, Dublin.
11 Jan- James and Ann, Peel, Chester; Ann, Briggs; Katy, Fisher; Resolution, Banks; Content, Woodle, Dublin; Molly, Caffrey, Mallowhide.
12 Jan- John and Bella, Priestman, Stromness; Thomas and Ann, Lowrey; Peggy and Molly, McWhirr, Liverpool; Seaflower, Gibbons; Isabella, Richardson; Granville, Williams, Dublin.
Jan 6- Industry, Cragg; Garland, Piper; Minerva, Rookin; Dash, Jackson, Dublin.
Jan 7- Beaver, Dickinson, Grenades; Tartar, McGowan, Wigton; Johanna, Fisher; Rose, Harrison; Hannah, Mossop, Dublin.
9 Jan- Nancy, Spedding; Birmingham, Dockray, Workington; Ann, Thompson, Bordeaux; Tryal, Briggs; Grizie, Cummins; Thomas, Heslop, Dumfries; Nelly, Briggs, Water Orr; Industry, Broadfoot, Whithorn; Swallow, Irvin, Workington; Peggy, Linsey, Dumfries; Betsy, Younghusband; Rupert, Braithwaite; Robinson, Todhunter, Dublin; Providence, Brown, Dumfries.
11 Jan- Blessing, Curwen, Workington; Jenny, Bel, Annan.
8 Jan- Charlotte, Dickson, Kirkcudbright.
9 Jan- Birmingham, Dockray, Whitehaven; Martin, Bowes; Commerce, Burrel, Dublin; Nancy, Spedding, Whitehaven.
10 Jan- Blyth Ann, Atinson, Dublin; Happy Return, Sparks, Belfast.
11 Jan- Dove, Hargrove, Dundalk; Lark, Tully, Dublin; Blessing, Curwen, Whitehaven.
12 Jan- Venus, Messenger, Drougheda; Greystock, Chark, Balbriggins; Nancy, Davis; Pallas, Kelsick; Lowther, Lawrence, Dublin
6 Jan- James, Stephenson, Chester.
7 Jan- Tartar, McGowan, Wigton; Jenny, Irving, Sandsfield.
9 Jan- Unity, Westray, Dublin.
10 Jan- Charlotte, Dickson, Kirkcudbright; Delight, Clark, Dublin.
3 Jan- Ranger, Graham.
9 Jan- Betty, Thompson, Portaferry; Morning Star, Messenger, Douglas.
10 Jan- Nancy, Collin, Dublin.
7 Jan- Lion, Harrison; Molly, Hayton, Dublin.
8 Jan- Tryal, Holiday, Wigton.
9 Jan- Ranger, Graham; Friends, Harris, Dublin.
10 Jan- Briton, Harrison, Dublin.
HIGH WATER AT WHITEHAVEN, 14 Jan to 20 Jan:
Tue, 02.41am, 03.07pm
Wed, 03.32am, 03.58pm
Thu, 04.23am, 04.49pm
Fri, 05.14am, 05.40pm
Sat, 06.06am, 06.33pm
Sun, 07.00am, 07.27pm
Mon, 07.54am, 08.22pm
AVERAGE PRICES OF CORN: 14 Jan 1777 (standard Winchester bushel of 8 gallons) in shillings/pence
21 Jan 1777:
As in previous issue:
George Inn, Penrith.
Panacea for the Itch (by appointment of J. Dunn, printer of Whitehaven "with whom the Proprietor left full Power to promote the Distribution of this efficacious Medicine") sold at 1s per box by: Mrs Hodgson, Carlisle; Miss Furnass, Wigton; Mr Soulby, Penrith; Mr Walker, Keswick; Mrs Cowley, Cockermouth; Mr Holyday, Mary-Port; Mr Fisher, Harrington; Mr Dickenson, Egremont; Mr Parke, carrier of Ulverstone; & the distributors of this paper.
"FOR KINGSTON IN JAMAICA,
Without calling in IRELAND, or waiting for Convoy,
The SHIP ISIS,
Capt. JOHN HUDSON,
Who will be properly armed and manned. Such Goods as may offer on Freight, that will not subject the Ship to detention for Convoy, will be carried at the London Rate of Freight, and Primage to the Master. Apply to Mr. HUDSON, or SAMUEL MARTIN, Esq., in Lowther-Street.
Whitehaven, 20th January, 1777.
N.B. A few Landsmen are wanted for this Vessel, and a Cooper."
To Let, for 7 or 9 years from Lady Day next: Messuage & tenement, or farm, called New Close, in Deane parish. 100 acres arable, meadow & pasture in good condition "divided into convenient Inclosures, well built and fenced, with four Stints in the Moor Park adjoining, and valuable Common Rights." Will be let free from tithes; "the Farmer will be entitled to Crop of about five Acres of Wheat sown, and will have due Encouragement for Improvements." Apply to Peter Gale of Whitehaven, the owner; or Mr Scott of Branthwaite. "Mr. SCOTT, or the present Farmer will shew the Premises."
Found, on the grounds near Penruddock last October, supposedly left by John Bowland or Bowlan, who was committed to Carlisle Goal [sic]: Bay Gelding, "strongly made, rather more than 14 Hands high, about five or six Years of Age, mealy Mouth, switched Tail, nicked, and carried high." The owner may have the horse on proof of ownership and payment of expenses. Contact Thomas Wallace, Penrith.
Theatre, 22 Jan: 6.30pm ("LAST NIGHT this SEASON") For the benefit of Mr Comerford & Miss Pattison: tragedy "The Countess of Salisbury" (Mr Heatton as the Earl of Salisbury; Mrs McGeorge as the Countess). At end of play, "a new Interlude, call'd, The SAILOR'S FROLICK, OR, LIBERTY SUPPORTED." plus farce, "The Honest Yorkshireman" (Mr Comerford as Squire Sapskull; Mr Heatton as Blunder).
21 Jan 1777- NEWS:
At Mr Hadwen's ball in the Theatre, Roper Street, Whitehaven "his pupils gave great satisfaction to a numerous and genteel company". The 74 "young Ladies and Gentlemen", "being judiciously ranged on the stage, afforded a prospect truely delightful, when the curtain was drawn up.- The Ball was opened by Master Shiphard and Miss Lutwidge- In the course of the night, the cotillion, minuet, country dance, hornpipe, &c. were danced with the greatest exactness; and the entertainment concluded, about 12 o'Clock, with a Grand Garland Dance."
A "remarkable instance of the great increase of that valuable root the potatoe- Mr. William Holme, Tanner, in Langdale, Westmorland, took up, about a fortnight ago, 81 potatoes (the produce of one stalk) which weighed 30 pounds, 5 of which weighed 3 pounds, and 20 of the rest weighed 10 pounds; the whole measured two hoops, or 12 quarts, and were all free from putrefaction- the potatoe from which the whole sprung was carried into the garden, by accident, among some manure."
"The Olive Branch, Powe, from hence, is arrived at London."
Early morning 19 Jan, thieves broke into house of Richard Robinson at Mary Port, and took 4s 6d in silver, apples, nuts etc. A gentleman passing saw the broken window and alerted the family but the thieves escaped through a back window. Two persons were arrested on suspicion and taken for examination before a JP.
Cockermouth Sessions ended last Friday. "Thirty-four different bills of indictment were preferred." John Robinson, cattle dealer, was found guilty of assaulting the Carlisle Corporation toll gatherers at Yeoman Bridge, and fined $15 for the assault and contempt of court.
Carlisle Sessions ended Jan 14. 3 people were convicted of selling groceries without having served apprenticeships for the trade or being freemen of the city; they were fined 40s for every month they had been selling.
Penrith Jubilee celebrations began on the Monday before Jan 9, at Graystock, and continued until the Friday; "the principal Ladies and Gentlemen of the neighbourhood were present, and the company consisted of nearly fifty people- There was a young Foal dressed and served up to table, which, had been fed with carrots, oat-meal, and milk; and, it is said, tasted like the finest veal."
Also mentions the well-known "memorandum written in rude characters" on the vestry wall at Penrith church, about the 1596 plague.
21 Jan 1777- DIED:
"Lately at Cockermouth, Mrs. Bell, wife of Mr. Bell, merchant of that place."
13 Jan: Joseph Nicholson Esq. of Hawsdale, a JP and Alderman of the City of Carlisle.
13 Jan: John Langton Esq., at Cockermouth.
"Lately Mrs. Garthwaite, wife of Mr. Garthwaite, of the Bush Inn, Carlisle."
"Last Week, Mrs. Harrison, wife of Mr. Harrison, master of the Poor-house."
POEM: "Impromptu", by C.C., Wnitehaven, 10 Jan 1777
21 Jan 1777- SHIPPING:
ARRIVED: [Name, Captain, From/to]
12 Jan- Lively, Watts, Dublin.
13 Jan- Kitty, Gordon, Liverpool; Prosperity, Monkhouse, Plymouth; Henry, Gilliat; Sedgwick, Welsh, Dublin; Betsy, Yeowart, Skerries.
14 Jan- Felicity, Atkinson, Liverpool; Betty, Smith, Isleman.
17 Jan- Hussar, Gurley, Seas.
18 Jan- James, Brownrigg; Lady Ann, Logan, Liverpool; Nancy, Spedding, Workington; Betty & Nancy, Hudson, Newry; Open Boat, Murray, Isleman.
19 Jan- Seahorse, Kirkpatrick, Dumfries
14 Jan- Kitty, Gordon, Mary Port; Thomas & Ann, Lowrey; Peggy & Molly, McWhirr, Dumfries.
16 Jan- Garliss, McGowan, Wigton; Jane & Sally, Nelson, Whithorn; Esther, Major, Isleman; London, Shotten, Highlands.
8 Jan- Jenny, Crierie; Hope, Inman; Prince of Wales, Briggs, Dublin; Mermaid, Briscoe, Wier Water; Hannah, Ashburn, Liverpool; Birmingham, Dockray, Workington; Industry, Hayston, Drogheda.
11 Jan: Jane, Harris; Forrester, Turner; Phoenix, Metcalf; Royal Oak, Scott; Liberty, Yeowart, Dublin.
13 Jan- Experiment, Collin, Dublin.
14 Jan- Kitty, Gowan, Whitehaven
11 Jan- Molly, Carson, Dumfries.
16 Jan- Hannah, Ashburn; Birmingham, Dockray, Carlisle; Triton, Harris; Nancy, Collin; Glory's Increase, Marshall, Dublin
21 Jan 1777- CORN PRICES:
HIGH WATER AT WHITEHAVEN, 21 Jan - 27 Jan:
Tue, 08.51am, 09.16pm
Wed, 09.46am, 10.14pm
Thu, 10.40am, 11.06pm
Fri, 11.31am, 11.56pm
Sat, 12.07am, 12.18pm
Sun, 12.43am, 01.05pm
Mon, 01.27am, 01.48pm
28 Jan 1777:
London agents list below masthead has: Ludgate Hill coffee-house, Chapter coffee-house as previously, plus "Mr. PETER BRETT, Stationer, opposite St. Clement's Church in the Strand; and of Mr. HAMILTON, No. 4, Rolles Buildings Fetter-Lane, London."
As in previous issue:
Panacea for Itch.
Servant woman & man/boy (as 2 weeks previous).
28 Jan 1777- NEWS:
Mon 20 Jan: body of John Little of Workington (missing since Sat morning) found on the beach at the north side of Workington harbour. He had a gun-shot wound in his right side, the shooter being so near that the wadding was found in the wound, and the the shot was all within an area just 3 inches in diameter. Coroner's Jury verdict, murder by person or persons unknown. "He has left a wife, with child, just at down-lying, and a large family of children, several of them now in the small-pox."
Last Wed: "the greatest concourse of people assembled at Wigton ever known- to see a Bag Fox turned down, it is computed the number of horse and foot amounted to near five thousand. Many were assembled by six o'Clock in the morning, but, it being a very hard frost, reynard was not set down 'till near ten o'Clock, during the interval Monsieur Coniac was so very powerful that some were disappointed of the chace, being obliged to be put to bed- and it may truly be said, no Fox Hunters ever set out with greater glee."
Last Thu, at Whitehaven: "our Theatrical Season closed here with a benefit play for the poor of this town, the profits of which amounted to 31$ 14s 6d which was given, by the Managers, to the Magistrates for them to dispose of, and many poor families will be made extremely happy by the donations. The Comedy of the Stratagem was performed that night, to a very Genteel Audience, in which, at the particular request of all the Gentlemen and Ladies, Mr. Austin appeared in the character of Scrub, (tho' another performer's name was inserted in the bill) which was received with very great applause; after which, in a short polite address, he took leave for this season, and retired with the thanks of the whole House for his conduct as a Manager and Actor.- There never was so great a concourse of persons in our Theatre, on such an occasion, as at that time; and we dare say, the very thought of being assembled for so benevolent a purpose, could not but convey to every generous heart, a tender feeling for the distresses of them for whose sakes the Comedy was presented."
Last Thu: "the greatest hunt, near Ouze Bridge, ever known in that part of the county; John Spedding, Esq.; Miles Ponsonby, Esq; and many of the neighbouring Gentlemen were on the field with 60 couple of houndgs, they ran 12 hares and killed 9 of them.- An elegant entertainment was provided at Mr. Birbeck's, in the afternoon, where near 100 persons dined, and concluded the evening 'With Joy and Friendship round the flowing Bowl'."
Jan 20: The Tyger, Capt. Storey, arrived at Whitehaven from Jamaica, whence she sailed on 6 Nov "with the fleet, under convoy of the Squirrel, which left her in a few days. Capt. Storey saw several vessels, in the course of the passage, which appeared to be American privateers."
28 Jan 1777- MARRIED:
Last Thu, at Cockermouth, Mr Benjamin Benson to Miss Sally Sibson.
Lately, Thomas Penant Esq. "author of several tours through Scotland" to Miss Mostyn, sister of Sir George Mostyn, Bart.
28 Jan 1777- DIED:
Last Thu, at Cockermouth, Mr Thomas Birkett.
Lately, at Hexham, "the lady of Robert Lowes, Esq; of that place", sister of the late John Colling Esq., of Long-Newton
Lately, at Carlisle, Mr William Robertson, painter, formerly of Whitehaven.
Lately, at Carlisle, Mr Richard Matthews, armourer of the Carlisle garrison, age 105.
POEM:: "Winter Evenings" by E. H-rr-s-n [no place]
28 Jan 1777- SHIPPING:
ARRIVED: [Name, Captain, From/to]
19 Jan- Mayflower, Barns, Lancaster; Good Intent, Taylor, Peelafouther.
20 Jan- Powell, Huddleston; Musgrave, Sibson; Hartley, Fannon; Charlotte, Stewart, Dublin; Tyger, Story, Jamaica.
22 Jan- Providence, Brown, Dumfries.
23 Jan- Whale, Ashburn, Carlisle.
22 Jan [sic]- George, Jefferson, Skinburness.
26 Jan- William, Hayton; Howgill, McDonald; Peace, Bowman; Ann & Frances, Booth; Prosperity, Piper; Elizabeth, Fletcher; Williamson, Casson; Swan, Pearson; Wilson, Benson; Pleasant, Dickinson; Loyalty, Thompson; Bella, Steele, Dublin; Betty, Allison; Thomas, Carrel, Dunleary; Eagle Packet, Morlin, Isleman; Prince of Wales, Briggs; Olive Branch, Angus, Drougheda; Jackson, Sharp, Limerick
20 Jan- Open Boat, Malray; Eagle Packet, Morlin, Isleman.
21 Jan- Ann, Thompson, Bourdeaux; William, Pennyman; Equity, Watson; Rupert, Braithwaite; Brayton, Harrison; Three Brothers, Tindall; Musgrave, Graves, Dublin; Peter, Whaby, Dudden; Earl of Inchinquien, Button, Plymouth.
22 Jan- Bellona, Barras, Dominica; Ann, Briggs; Content, Woodall; Kitty, Fisher; Ledger, Hodgson; Robinson, Todhunter; Assistance, Farish; Patience, Moor; Juno, Jackson; Prosperous, Thompson; Saltham, Dawson; Resolution, Banks; Friendship, Pearson; Molly, Caffrey; Seaflower, Gibbons; Felicity, Atkinson, Dublin; Wolf, Bratney, Belfast.
23 Jan- Expedition, Braithwaite; Powell, Huddleston; Sedgwick, Welsh, Dublin.
24 Jan- Whale, Ashburn, Liverpool; Lively, Watts; Betsy, Armstrong; James & Thomas, Benn; Hartley, Fannon; Betty & Nancy, Hudson; Cumberland, Wilson; Betty, Yeowart; Henry, Gilliat, Dublin; Venus, Sharp, West Indies; Betty, Smith, Isleman.
25 Jan- Nancy, Spedding, Workington; Elizabeth, King, Jamaica; Lynx, Fearon, Seas
25 Jan- Speedwell, Jackson, Drougheda; Renown, Bacon; Henry, Clarke, Dublin
22 Jan- Rose, Fearon, Dublin; Jane, Crosthwaite; James, Key, Drougheda; Gale, Temple, Newry; Mary, Lonsdale, Isleman; Brothers; Skelton; Drougheda
20 Jan- Willon, Irwen, Ramside.
24 Jan- Lark, Armstrong, Drougheda.
25 Jan- Jane & Betty, Bell, Carlisle; Nancy, Spedding, Whitehaven.
26 Jan- Liberty, Wilkes; Truelove, Curwen; Nancy, Bell; Farmer, Stockdale; Happy, Jackson; Diligence, Tickell; Bolton, Scott; Henry, Bell, Dublin; Endeavour, Pilkington, Drougheda; Seaflower, Wilson, Cork
20 Jan- Commerce, Burrel, Dublin.
21 Jan- Lowther, Lawrence; Blyth Ann, Atkinson; Tryal, Asbridge; Dove, Hargrove; Happy Return, Sparks.
22 Jan- Venus, Messenger; William, Hudson; Concord, Wilson; Dorset, Allison; Blessing, Hayton; Nancy, Davies; Lark, Tully; Pallas, Kelsick, Dublin.
23 Jan- Portland, Watson; Greystock, Clark; Brothers, Kay; Martin, Bowes; Rose, Steel, Dublin
19 Jan- Thomas & Hannah, Wilson, Drougheda; Welcome, Osborn, Dublun.
24 Jan- Tryal, Holliday, Kirkcudbright; Mary, Pearson, Drougheda; Betty, Hodgson, Dublin.
26 Jan- Sally, Bell, Drougheda; Mary, Waite, Castle Town; Ruby, Scurr; Tindall, Potts, Waterford; Ann & Frances, Jackson; Ann, Borriskell, Cork; Nelson, Bailies; Favourite, Grave; Matilda, Dickenson; Draper, Carter; Duke, Brown; Griffin, Wilkinson, Dublin
20 Jan- Royal Oak, Scott; Morning Star, Messenger, Dublin; Kitty Gowan, Isleman.
22 Jan- Rachael & Mary, Smith; Experiment, Collin, Dublin.
24 Jan- Jenny, Bonner; Liberty, Yeoward; Forrester, Turner; Welcome, Osborn, Dublin.
25 Jan- Prince of Wales, Briggs; Liverpool, Andrews, Dumfries
28 Jan 1777- CORN PRICES:
HIGH WATER AT WHITEHAVEN, 28 Jan - to 3 Feb:
Tue, 02.10am, 02.31pm
Wed, 02.51am, 03.11pm
Thu, 03.33am, 03.53pm
Fri, 04.15am, 04.36pm
Sat, 04.58am, 05.21pm
Sun, 05.54am, 06.08pm
Mon, 06.33am, 06.59pm
Current Chronicle distributors: London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne, Liverpool, Chester, Manchester, Lancaster, Sheffield, Dumfries, Appleby: Mr Furness, Carlisle: Mr Dalston (barber) & at Mrs Norman's, Wigton: Mr Blennerhasset, Penrith: Mr J. Stephenson, Keswick: Mr Scot (post-master), Cockermouth: Mr J. Meals, Mary-Port: Mr Sibson (at the Brewery), Workington: Mr A. Atkinson, Harrington: Mr. W. Pearson, Hesket New Market: Mr Blair, Ulverstone: Mr Parke.
4 Feb 1777:
London agents amendment: "Roll's Buildings"
As in previous issue:
Law Books- but with additional list of general reading, including some children's books, available from Dunn's.
"Turlington's Original Balsam of Life" (made by Martha Wray, London) sold in Whitehaven by J. Dunn
"BEING now at the end of our first quarter- We gladly embrace this as a fit period to return our sincere and grateful thanks for the many favours we have received in behalf of this undertaking." etc.
4 Feb 1777- NEWS:
The Rev. Mr Armstrong, curate of Penrith, has been appointed master of the Free Grammar School at Great Blencowe
"Yesterday, the Wool-Combers and Shalloon Weavers of Cockermouth, to honour the memory of their Patron Bishop Blaize, paraded the streets, in grand Procession, nearly in the following order. First,
with a drawn sword, attended by his Page carrying the Golden Fleece; next a
SHEPHERD & SHEPHERDESS,
neatly dressed, in green, the former playing on his Reed, and the latter having her Spoon and Crook; then two persons representing
BISHOP BLAIZE and his CHAPLAIN,
on horse-back, the Bishop with a grand Mitre on, both in their Cannonicals, attended by six Pages ornamented with Caps of combed blue Wool, each Cap having the figure of the Golden-Fleece on the front, two of the Pages leading the Bishop's horse; next,
having on a Sash of Pink and Green, followed by
A GRAND BAND of MUSIC;
Next followed above
SEVENTY of the TRADE,
walking two and two, elegantly dressed in white, having on large high Caps, and Sashes, made of blue and red Wool, neatly platted, each Cap having the figure of the Golden-Fleece on the front; the Colours, or Ensign, carried in the centre, having the Bishop represented on one side, on the reverse a Wool-comber; next, two Stewards, in Officers dress, with attendants, &c. &c."
Last Fri night: a boy going into the stable of Mr John Jackson, hatter of Workington, accidentally set light to some straw, which he was unable to extinguish. He raised the alarm and, although the fire reached the hay-loft, it was happily put out.
The Triton (Capt. Martindale) arrived at Whitehaven on Saturday from Rhode Island, with news that the Chambre (Smith), John & Bella (Green), Sovereign (Flinn) and Mars (Mitchinson), all of Whitehaven were safe at Rhode Island as of 12 December. "Several captains, mates, &c. prisoners at Providence, having obtained leave of the Congress to purchase a vessel to carry them to England- bought the Triton, Martindale, (formerly belonging to Workington, but then a prize ship at Providence) but, after they had fitted her out, and ready to depart, they were detained, for some time, by the governor, under a pretence of fresh orders from the Congress; having again obtained leave to depart, they were stopped, by the commander of a small fort on the river, who informed them that the vessel was ordered back to Providence. While they were detained under the fort, they put two gentlemen on shore, who happily reached the fleet at Rhode Island, without being discovered, and informed Sir Peter Parker of the situation of their friends; upon which, a ship of war was ordered up the river to release them; but, the Provincials, no doubt from motives of fear, suffered the Triton to depart before Sir Peter's orders could be put in execution, and she joined the fleet, soon after, with all her passengers.- The Triton left Rhode Island on the 16th of December."
Extraordinary journey on foot, Friday last week: John Hayton of Dovenby, weight about 18 stone, left Whitehaven at 4am, breakfasted at Dovenby 6.20, dined at Abbey-Holme 12.30, drank tea at Hesket-New-Market 3.30, supped at Banneckburn near Cockermouth 7pm, and went to bed in his own house at Dovenby at 10.30. Total distance 74 miles.
4 Feb 1777: LETTER [author not given] complains that the 21 Jan item on the plague inscription at Penrith is mistaken in the content, location (should be chancel; there is no vestry-room) and character (the lettering is "fair", not "rude").
Coming next week: "An occasional Prologue, written, and spoken at the Theatre in Whitehaven, by Mr. Clarke"
4 Feb 1777- DIED:
At Appleby, Daniel Robinson Esq., Under-Sheriff of Westmorland.
Last Sun at Kidburngill, Mrs Hannah Dickinson, age 90.
POEM: "A New SONG" (to the tune of "Arch Denial") (Anon.)
4 Feb 1777- SHIPPING:
ARRIVED [Name, Captain, From/to]
28 Jan- Open Boat, Cain, Mary Port; John & William, Williams, Liverpool; Lowther, Fisher, Londonderry; Glory, Jackson, London; Nancy, Drape, Highlands; Mary Ann, Robinson; Ann, Davis, Belfast; Endeavour, Moor; Echo, Allison; Benn, McMellan, Dublin.
29 Jan- Catharine, Williams, Dublin.
30 Jan- King George, Stobridge; Felicity, Monkhouse; Betty, Palmer, Dublin; Brothers, Falcin, Waterford; Eagle Packet, Maxwell, Isleman; Jennet, Boug, Greenock; Favourite, Tiffin, Cork; Success, Bell, Liverpool.
1 Feb- Tryal, Jones, Workington; Senhouse, Watson; Triton, Marindale, Cork; William, Peleman, Isleman; Curwen, Younghusband; Ashton, Miller, Portsmouth.
2 Feb- Mary, Read, Waterford; Betty, Armstrong, Dublin.
28 Jan- Eagle Packet, Morlin, Isleman.
29 Jan- Lady Ann, Logan, Annan; Seahorse, Kirkpatrick, Skinverness; Pleasant, Dickinson, Parton; Mayflower, Barns, Carlisle.
30 Jan- Open Boat, Jefferson, Skinverness; Success, Barns, Harrington.
28 Jan- Neptune, Littledale, Dundalk; Harrington, Little, Isleman; James, Selby, Newry.
29 Jan- Success, Peele, Dublin; Peggy, Blake, Dundalk
30 Jan- Speedwell, Jackson, Newry
28 Jan- Resolution, Hayton; Clifton, Priestman; Betty, Stamper; Mary, Bailey; Matty, Halcrow, Belfast; Charming Jenny, Walker, Dublin; Warrington, Ashley; Glory, Lawson, Dundalk; Mally, Jackson, Drougheda.
29 Jan- Welcome, Hill, Sansfield.
31 Jan- Love, Barns, Waterford; Providence, Tiffin, Newry; Ann, Marshall, Skerries; Deborah, Brockbank, Belfast; Vigilant, Wilson, Drougheda; Vine, Martindale; Molly, Allison, Dublin.
1 Feb- Endeavour, Atkinson, Newry.
2 Feb- Heart of Oak, Falcon, Barbadoes; Marrigold, Steel, Dublin.
28 Jan- Lark, Armstrong, Dublin.
29 Jan- Jane & Betty, Bell, Mary Port.
31 Jan- Welcome, Hill, Carlisle.
28 Jan- Fly, Mckenzie, Belfast; Peggy, Simond, Dumfries; Agnes & Betty, Bell, Dublin.
2 Feb- Triton, Harris, Belfast.
28 Jan- Phoenix, Metcalf, Dublin.
29 Jan- Industry, Hayston; Mary, Pearson; Jane, Harris, Dublin
4 Feb 1777- CORN PRICES: per Winchester bushel
HIGH WATER AT WHITEHAVEN, 4 Feb - 10 Feb:
Tue, 7.25am, 7.52pm
Wed, 8.19am, 8.47pm
Thu, 9.16am, 9.45pm
Fri, 10.14am, 10.42pm
Sat, 11.11am, 11.39pm
Sun, 12.07am, 12.08pm [sic]
11 Feb 1777:
London agents amendment: "Mrs. Hamilton, No. 4, Rolls-Buildings"
As in previous issue:
Panacea for the itch, from Dunn etc.
"HORSLEY'S WORM MEDICINE.
THAT most valuable Medicine, which Dr. HORSLEY, late of Cockermouth, administered to destroy the Worms, and to cure such Diseases as proceed from them. In the Course of thirty-five Years Practice, with uncommon Success, its efficacious Qualities were allowed by all, but more particularly by those who had proved its salutary Effects"... "To prevent the Public from being imposed on, by Impostors travelling the Country in my Name, it is sold only by Mrs. Hodgson, Bookseller, Carlisle; Mr. Henry Gaitskell, Draper, &c. Workington; Mrs. Cowley, Cockermouth; Miss Furnass, Bookseller, Wigton; Mr. J. Mark, Draper, &c. Hesket-new market; Mr. Joseph Nelson, Successor to Mrs. Graves, Penrith; and by J. Dunn, the PRINTER hereof, and no where else in Cumberland."
Wanted by the printer of this paper: Journeyman bookbinder and two apprentices to the printing business.
The Good BRIGANTINE
Capt. JOHN POWE,
NOW lying at COTTON'S WHARF, Southwark, LONDON, is taking in Goods for WHITEHAVEN, and the Parts adjacent- Purposes to sail the Beginning of MARCH as Part of her Cargo is already engaged.
For further particulars apply to the Captain on board, or on the Irish walk, Royal Exchange, where he attends during 'Change Hours." [with picture of a ship]
To be sold- strong bright bay filly [described; advert also illustrated]. Enquiries to the printer.
Tolls of the Kirk-Gate turnpike gate at Cockermouth will be let by auction to the highest bidder at the house of John Meels, innholder in Cockermouth, 17 Feb, noon-3pm. The tolls were let the last 3 years for $80 yearly rent. John Wren, clerk to the trustees.
Doctor Anderson's Pills (made by Thomas Irving, surgeon of Edinburgh) are sold in Whitehaven by J. Dunn, the printer of this paper.
11 Feb 1777- NEWS:
Robert Watters Esq., of Whitehaven has been appointed Sheriff of Cumberland for the next year.
"On Tuesday sennight there was a numerous meeting of the Gentlemen in the Vale of Lowswater, in this county; there were 45 couple of hounds, which afforded excellent sport- After the diversion of the day, the Gentlemen dined at Scalehall, and spent the evening cordially over the bowl."
Mon last week, about 7pm, "some malicious person or persons had set fire to one of Sir James Lowther's pit-grove-houses and shade over the pit, at Howgill Colliery, which burned violently for a short time; but by the activity of some people who observed it, was happily put a stop to. It is said a handsome reward is offered to discover the offenders."
"We hear that Mr. Ward, attorney in Appleby, succeeds the late Daniel Robinson, Esq., as perpetual Under-sheriff for the county of Westmorland."
"A Mother to her Dying Child" [called in the verse "my precious Jane"], with prefatory note to the printer, "By inserting the underneath you'll much oblige your Female Friend, A.B."
"An EPILOGUE, Written, and spoken at the THEATRE in WHITEHAVEN, by Mr. Clarke" [on the subject of the value of drama- no specific local references]
11 Feb 1777- SHIPPING:
ARRIVED [Name, Captain, From/to]
2 Feb- Fanny, Jones, Beaumaris; Lovely Nelly, Postlethwaite, Dublin; Jane & Mary, White, Newry; Tanner, Hammilton, Isleman.
3 Feb- Peggy & Betty, Harris, Dumfries.
4 Feb- Ann & Mary, Scrugham, Newry; Rachael, Dixon, Dublin; Bellona, Smith, Corke.
5 Feb- Nancy, Spedding, Workington; Seaflower, Slater, Skinverness; Lynx, Fearon, Seas.
7 Feb- Chriswell, Johnson, Newry; Betty, Smith, Isleman; Johanna, Fisher, Drogheda; Seahorse, Kirkpatrick, Skinverness.
8 Feb- Orange, Losh, Waterford; Molly & Peggy, Walker; Commerce, Robinson; Richard, Borrowdale, Dublin.
2 [sic] Feb- Hope, Peters, Chester.
5 Feb- Linnet, Bell, Gibraltar; Eagle Packet, Maxwell, Isleman; Success, Bell, Allonby.
6 Feb- Jackson, Sharp, Liverpool; Mary Ann, Robinson; Granville, Williams, Belfast.
8 Feb- Recovery, Jones, Harrington; Peggy & Betty, Harris, Dumfries; John & William, Williams, Beaumaris; Bellona, Smith; Favourite, Tiffin, Workngton; Providence, Brown, Dumfries.
9 Feb- Nancy, Spedding, Workington; James, Brownrigg, Liverpool; Ann, Davis, Nev.
1 Feb- Nelly, Burnet, Dublin.
2 Feb- Hazard, McGaa, Wicklow; Friends, Fearon, Drogheda.
4 Feb- Triton, Martindale, Corke.
7 Feb- Mary, Lashley, Killough.
8 Feb- Recovery, Jones, Ulverstone.
1 Feb- Endeavour, Atkinson, Newry; Speedwell, Lawrence, Waterford; Bella, Crosthwaite, Mallahide; Eleanor, Hargrove, Kinsale; Industry, Hayston, Seas.
2 Feb- Heart of Oak, Curwen, Kinsale; Marrigold, Steele; Diligence, Thompson, Drogheda.
5 Feb- Charlotte, Dickson, Kirkcudbright.
8 Feb- Union, Wiley, Ulverstone.
9 Feb- Hawk, Smith, Cork.
6 Feb- Nancy, Spedding, Whitehaven.
7 Feb- Content, Bouch, Mary Port; Sally & Ann, Dixon, Dumfries; Resolution, Hayston; Nancy, Bell; Happy, Jackson; Henry, Bell, Dublin.
3 Feb- Cookson, Robinson, Drigheda.
7 Feb- Friends Goodwill, Fawcett, Drogheda; Content, Bouch, Workington.
8 Feb: Molly, Hayton; Bella, Thursby, Dublin.
6 Feb- Betty, Hodgson; Duke, Fletcher; Mermaid, Briscoe, Dublin; Tryal, Holiday, Dumfries.
7 Feb- Mary, Waite; Nelson, Bailies; Favourite, Grave, Dublin.
8 Feb- Ruby, Scurr; Industry, Kay; Hope, Inman; Fly, McKenzie; Royal Bounty, Thompson, Dublin.
11 Feb 1777- CORN PRICES:
HIGH WATER AT WHITEHAVEN, 11 Feb - 17 Feb:
Tue, 01.28am, 01.55pm
Wed, 02.21am, 02.47pm
Thu, 03.13am, 03.39pm
Fri, 04.05am, 04.35pm
Sat, 04.58am, 05.25pm
Sun, 05.52am, 06.19pm
Mon, 06.46am, 07.14pm
18 Feb 1777:
As in previous issue:
Olive Branch brigantine.
Horsley's Worm Medicine.
Turlington's Balsam of Life.
Dr. Anderson's Pills.
First issue of an annotated Bible, in 90 parts (to published weekly on Saturdays, 12 large folio pages in each part- if more than 90 parts are required, all beyond the 90th will be given free). Annotations by the late Rev. Mr. Ostervald, Professor of Divinity, a minister at the church of Neuchatel in Swisserland. "CARLISLE: Printed by and for J. Harrison, and sold by the Booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland.
N.B. The Printer of this Bible wants a Press-Man, and an Apprentice to the Printing Business." Advert also features an "Address to the Public" about the work.
To be SOLD, in PUBLIC SALE, at the GREEN CLOSE, in the Parish of Bassenthwaite" on 21 Feb, starting 2pm. 20-30 head of black cattle, 8 or 10 work horses of different ages, and 8 or 10 young swine. Credit available until Whitsuntide 1778 (subject to security), or 1s in the pound discount for prompt payment.
For sale, a strong, bright bay filly (unbroke)- described [advert has picture of rearing horse]. Contact the printer, who also wants a journeyman bookbinder and two printer's apprentices.
To let by private contract (entry at Whitsuntide, or sooner by arrangement; terms of years negotiable): the "well accustomed" White Swan Inn, Penrith Market Place (now kept by Mrs Mary Nelson, and formerly by her late husband William Nelson). The "large and commodious" premises, "well situate, in every Respect, for Travellers" has "one very large and commodious Dining Room, fronting the Main Street; two very good Parlours and two small ones; a very good Kitchen with Stoves in it; a Hall; three very good and dry Cellars and Pantries; ten very good Bed Chambers, with Fire Places in them; three Stables, with standing in them for fourteen Horses, and Hay Lofts over them; a Granary and Servants Room; a good Brewhouse, and other Conveniences, and a Garden near the same; a large Yard, into which a Carriage may enter and turn, and a good Pump therein; and Parts of two Pews in the Parish Church" ... "The Excise Office is kept there, and this Inn has been well known to, and frequented by, several Gentlemen, Tradesmen, and Travellers, for a number of Years" ... The whole of the Premises are in very great Repair." The tenant may have any of the furniture, at " a fair Appraisement". Contact Mrs Nelson (who will show the premises) or Mr Anthony Wilkinson of Penrith.
18 Feb 1777- NEWS:
Last week, 6 Porter casks (marked Whitebread, 5 almost empty, 1 nearly full), presumably from a shipwreck, were found near the shore between Workington & Maryport and were secured for Sir James Lowther, Bart., Vice-Admiral of Cumberland.
Monday last week, Wilson Braddyll Esq. "celebrated the joint Festival of his coming to Age and the Christening of his Son, with such generous hospitality, at his seat of Connistone Head Priory, as did him much honour."
On Sunday 26 January, the streams of the River Lyne between Purdon's Crook and its junction with the Esk (about 1.5 miles) ceased flowing from about 8am to midday, leaving just standing pools, so that several people were able to cross dry-shod; this despite the fact that it rained almost the whole time.
Contrary to reports circulated in Whitehaven that Mrs McGeorge and family have left Messrs. Heatton & Austin's company, she performed the character of Mrs Sullen at the Theatre in Newcastle last night.
A "most terrible" fire recently occurred at Mr Johnstone's farm, Longpark near Carlisle, when a servant carried a candle into the barn without a lanthorn. The barn, with a large quantity of wheat, was destroyed, and a mow of barley was greatly damaged. The flames spread so rapidly to the adjoining byre that several beasts were very much scorched, but luckily all survived; "many dreadful accidents happen daily, entirely owing to the want of a lanthorn".
Late correction to an article on page 2 about the funeral of Hugh Kelly Esq., buried in a vault at St. Dunstan's, London: "It was John Day, Esq; of the Temple, (brother to G. Day, Surgeon, of this town,) lately appointed Attorney General of Bengal, and an intimate and bosom friend of the late Mr. Kelly, and not counsellor Davy, who followed Mr. Kelly's corpse to the grave last Saturday"...
18 Feb 1777- MARRIED:
Sun 2 Feb, at Carlisle Quaker Meeting House, Mr John Ivison, tallow chandler, to Miss Rachael Blamire.
Last Tue at Wigton, John Ferlam to Sarah Shepherd "amidst the acclamations of a transported assembly".
Lately at Carlisle, Mr John Atkinson, watch-maker, to Miss Polly Matthews (both of Carlisle).
Mr John Watson of Carlisle, to Miss Ann Simpson of Newby near Carlisle.
18 Feb 1777- DIED:
Lately at Penrith, Mr William Nelson of the White Swan Inn there, "a Gentleman universally esteemed and much regretted by a numerous acquaintance".
Friday week at Wigton, Mrs Sarah Walker.
Last week, Mr Steele of Acrewalls near Whitehaven.
"Lately, one Ann Forster, in the 123d year of her age" [place not given, may not be local]
Last Wed, Mrs Moore, wife of Mr Henry Moore of Nether-End near Whitehaven, "one of the people called Quakers".
Lately at Carlisle "in an advanced age, greatly respected", Mrs Mary Adderton "a maiden Lady".
"An ACROSTIC on the amiable MISS
JOY, love and beauty does the charmer grace,
And heavenly innocence adorns her face;
Nor shall proud Venus of her beauty boast,
Ev'n she shall own my love's the fairest toast;
Charm'd by her, great Jove, himself, would fly,
And, for one balmy kiss, forsake the sky.
Haste then, ye zephyrs, let the fair one know,
If thus she's cruel, I to the shades must go,
Lost by her all conquering beauty's fire,
Let her then know, it's for her I expire."
[Anonymous, but it might be worth looking for Jane Cahill's eventual husband...]
and "A new song to an old tune: Derry Down" by Courtney Melmoth.
LETTER/ESSAY: "On the savage diversion of Cock-fighting", part 1 [Anonymous, and without specific local references, but addressed to the Chronicle]
18 Feb 1777- SHIPPING:
ARRIVED [Name, Captain, From/to]
9 Feb- James, Stephenson, Chester
11 Feb- Jenny & Betty, Bell, Carlisle
14 Feb- Fox, Salkeld, Dublin; Brayton, Falder, Annan; Betty, Dixon, Dumfries
15 Feb- Mary & Betty, Jackson, Dublin; Eagle Packet, Maxwell, Isleman; Boscawen, Branwood, Liverpool; Nancy, Spedding, Workington; Dove, Dargue, Londonderry; Betsy, Younghusband, Newry; Carleton, Campbell, Cambletown; Betty, Temple, Strangford; Tryal, Bushby, Belfast; Lion, Harrison, Drogheda.
9 Feb- Good Intent, Taylor, Ulverstone.
10 Feb- Prince of Wales, Briggs; Prosperity, Piper; Bella, Steele; William, Pennyman; Thomas, Carrel; Peace, Ritson; Benn, McMellan; Olive Branch, Angus; James & Ann, Peele; Charlotte, Stewart; William, Hayton; Allison, Adamson; Wilson, Benson; Lowther, Fisher; Endeavour, Moor; Howgill, McDonald; Betty, Wood; Elizabeth, Fletcher; King George, Stobridge; Betsy, Armstrong; Catharine, Williams; Felicity, Monkhouse, Dublin
11 Feb- Senhouse, Watson; Loyalty, Thompson; Curwen, Younghusband; Ann & Frances, Booth; Betty, Palmer; Creswell, Johnson; Ann & Mary, Scrugham, Dublin; Ashley, Miller; Mary, Reed, Waterford
9 Feb- Favourite, Tiffin; Bellona, Smith, Whitehaven
9 Feb- Mary, Scott, Cork
10 Feb- Nelly, Burnet; Harrington, Little, Newry; Triton, Martial, Cork
11 Feb- Neptune, Littledale, Youghall
12 Feb- Henry, Clarke, Dublin; James, Selby, Newry
13 Feb- Mary, Lashley, Dundalk; Bellona, Smith, Dublin
9 Feb- Nancy, Spedding, Whitehaven
14 Feb- Dove, Hargrove, Belfast
15 Feb- Delight, Bulteel, Strangford; Happy Return, Sparks; Britain, Harrison; Welcome, Asburn; Sally, Carlton, Belfast
9 Feb- Charlotte, Dickson, Kirkcudbright
9 [sic] Feb- Integrity, Robinson; Seaflower, Robinson; Diligence, Tickell; Industry, Hayston; Liberty, Wilkes; Farmer, Stockdale; Bella, Crosthwaite; Glory, Lawson; Mally, Jackson; Seaflower, Wilson; Clifton, Priestman; Diamond, Steele; Vigilant, Wilson; Eleanor, Hargrove, Dublin;
11 Feb- Love, Barnes; Betty, Stamper; Matty, Halcrow; Endeavour, Atkinson; Bolton, Scott, Chepstow; Elizabeth, King, Cork
12 Feb- Providence, Tiffin; Mally, Allison; Truelove, Curwen, Dublin
13 Feb- Union, Wiley, Ulverstone; Mary, Bailey; Ann, Marshall; Marigold, Steele; Vine, Martindale; Nancy, Spedding, Whitehaven
25 Feb 1777- CORN PRICES: per Winchester bushel
HIGH WATER AT WHITEHAVEN, 18 Feb - 24 Feb:
Tue, 7.41am, 8.09pm
Wed, 8.34am, 9.00pm
Thu, 9.25am, 9.50pm
Fri, 10.13am, 10.37pm
Sun, 11.44am, 12.06
Mon, 12.07, 12.27
18 Feb 1777:
As in previous issue:
Olive Branch brigantine
Panacea for itch
White Swan Inn
Dr Anderson's Pills
Law books & misc, roughly as previous
"CUSTOM- HOUSE CARLISLE"
[Royal arms picture here]
For sale by auction, 29 Mar, 2pm, at the King's Warehouse in the Port of Carlisle, in several lots: c565lbs of Congo & Bohea teas, + 4.5 gallons of British Spirits, "which have been condemned in the Court of Exchequer, and before the Justices; clear of all Duties." Purchasers to pay "sufficient deposit", and must take away the goods within 20 days or forfeit them. Viewing any time before sale, during Custom-House hours.
Cumberland Register Office (kept at Mr Dunn's, printer & bookseller in Whitehaven, by Messrs. Skelton & Co.):
- Wanted: "The Sum of 320£ for which a proportional Interest, or Annuity, will be given during the Life of the Lender, as may be agreed on; and an unquestionable Security upon Houses, properly secured from Fire. Also the Sum of 500£ and several smaller Sums, upon unquestionable Security of Houses. Also the Sums of 200£ 150£ and 50£ upon good and undeniable Bond Security."
- To be lent: "the following Sums of Money, separately, viz. 1000£, 700£, 500£, 400£, 300£, upon Land Security."
- Wanted to buy: "an improveable Freehold Estate, situate near some good Town in the County of Cumberland, of the yearly Value of Six or Eight Pounds a Year."
- Wants employment: "a young Man, who can write and keep Accompts, would engage to assist in a Shop- or attend a Gentleman in character of a Servant- upon very easy Terms."
- Wanted: "several Boys, about fifteen Years of Age, as Apprentices, to the Printing, Painting, Currier's, Tanner's, and Cabinet-maker's Business."
- Wants employment: "a young Man who writes well, understands Accompts, and can be well recommended."
- "Wants employment as a Gardener, a Person who has served a regular Apprenticeship and can be well recommended."
25 Feb 1777- NEWS:
Last Tue & Wed: great fall of snow at Whitehaven "with a pretty sharp frost"- lay till Fri evening, since when a moderate thaw has been in progress. Sunday evening- much rain with strong gusts of wind at S and SSW. Despite the severe weather, "for some time past, we are told, there are great numbers of primroses in full blow, on the estate of Mr Thompson, near St. Bees; and there is a pear tree in a garden in this town which has already budded."
Wigton fair last week: "great show of horses, and many buyers, from different parts of the kingdom; several chapmen reached Wigton the evening before the fair, and bought up all the good-like young horses, at a great price"; also many black cattle on sale, but very few buyers.
Sunday last week, William & John Harrington's shop under the town-hall in Carlisle was broken into "and robbed of a considerable quantity of ready drest buckskins and breeches, with which the villains got clear off."
"A young woman, servant to Mr. Forster, linen-manufacturer, in Carlisle, was lately committed to goal for embezzling cloth, lint, and sundry household goods, the girl, it is said, has attempted to hang herself since she was committed."
Yesterday afternoon, Mary Turner "a very industrious woman" age 85, was buried at Trinity Church- she had 10 children, of whom 6 survive, plus 39 grandchildren (29 surviving) and 20 great-grandchildren (18 surviving). 25 of these descendants attended her funeral.
25 Feb 1777- DIED:
Lately, in Queen-street, Cheapside, Mrs Pearson, widow of the late Alderman Pearson of Carlisle.
Last Sat, at Parton, Mrs Frances Bowes, widow of the late Mr Caleb Bowes of Cockermouth.
Sun evening, suddenly, Mrs Major, wife of Mr J. Major of Cockermouth.
Lately at Egremont, Mrs Hannah Southart.
25 Feb 1777- SHIPPING:
ARRIVED [Name, Captain, From/to]
17 Feb- James & Thomas, Benn, Newry; William & Thomas, Piper; Industry, Atkinson; Ratcliffe, Hodgson; Minerva, Rookin; Garland, Piper; Peace & Plenty, McAdam; Truelove, Littledale; Dallem Tower, Fell, Dublin; Laurel, Stuart, London
19 Feb- Lark, Corkhill, Chester; Three Brothers, Tindall, Dublin
20 Feb- Musgrave, Graves; Britannia, Bowman; Bolton, Bacon; Kitty, Fisher; Juno, Jackson; Rose, Harrison; Love, Mackell, Dublin; Eagle Packet, Maxwell, Isleman; Friendship, Pearson, Belfast; Success, Nelson, Liverpool; Providence, Morgan, Bristol; Vigilant, Williamson, Cork
21 Feb- Industry, Cragg, Limerick
22 Feb- Jane, Turner, Kirkcudbright
17 Feb- Fanny, Jones, Beaumaris; Hope, Peters, Wigton; Jane & Betty, Bell, Carlisle; Hussar, Gurley, Seas; Seahorse, Kirkpatrick, Isleman; Pomona, Key, Workington; Eagle Packet, Maxwell, Isleman
19 Feb- Betty, Temple, Harrington; Brayton, Faulder, Mary Port; Betty, Dixon; Jennet, Boug, Dumfries
20 Feb- Nancy, Spedding; Trial, Bushby; Nancy, Drape; James, Stephenson, Workington; Elizabeth, Welsh, Newry
21 Feb- Lion, Harrison, Mary Port; Success, Nelson, Kirkcudbright; Orange, Losh, Dublin
14 Feb- Liffy, Grayson, Belfast
15 Feb- Blithe Ann, Atkinson; Royal Oak, Scott, Belfast
18 Feb- Gale, Temple, Whitehaven; James; Key, Dundalk
19 Feb- Rose, Fearon, Dublin; Greystock, Key, Balbriggan; Venus, Messenger; Speedwell, Jackson, Drogheda
16 Feb- Liffy, Grayson, Workington
19 Feb- Active, Allison, Mary Port
17 Feb- Ann & Frances, Crosthwaite, Dublin; Friends, Fearon, Drogheda; Liffy, Grayson, Harrington; Pomona, Kay, Whitehaven
19 Feb- Etty, Tolson, Drogheda; Unity, Westray
20 Feb- Active, Allison, Harrington; James, Stephenson; Nancy, Spedding; Nancy, Drape, Dublin; Mermaid, Ruth, Drogheda; Lowther, Lawrence, Kinsale; Trial, Asbridge, Whitehaven
21 Feb- Willon, Irwin, Ulverstone
22 Feb- resolution, Hayston, Belfast
17 Feb- Britain, Harrison, Mary Port
18 Feb- Deborah, Brockbank, Dublin
19 Feb- Welcome, Osborn, Mary Port
21 Feb- Speedwell, Lawrence, Dublin
22 Feb- Dove, Hargrove, Dublin
16 Feb- Peggy, Simond, Dumfries
17 Feb- Experiment, Collin; Integrity, Peel, Dublin
19 Feb- Britain, Harrison; Welcome, Osborn, Workington
20 Feb- Jane, Harris, Newry
21 Feb- Lion, Harrison, Whitehaven
17 Feb- Ranger, Graham, Kirkcudbright
20 Feb- Trial, Holiday, Wigton
21 Feb- Molly, Hayston; Agnes & Betty, Bell, Dublin
22 Feb- Matilda, Dickinson; Morning Star, Messenger; Griffin, Potts; Assistance, Hutchinson, Dublin
23 Feb- Mally, Carson, Dumfries
POEM "Invocation of Spring, in imitation of Mr. Thompson", by C. Graham, Penrith, 16 Feb.
ESSAY on cock-fighting concluded
25 Feb 1777- CORN PRICES: per Winchester bushel
HIGH WATER AT WHITEHAVEN, 25 Feb - 3 Mar:
Tue, 12.48am, 1.08pm
Wed, 1.29am, 1.49pm
Thu, 2.10am, 2.31pm
Fri, 2.52am, 3.14pm
Sat, 3.36am, 4.00pm
Sun, 4.24am, 4.48pm
Mon, 5.13am, 5.39pm
Note "Clock fast 13m"