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This Paper is regularly filed at the London Coffee House, Ludgate-Hill, and at the Chapter Coffee-House, Pater-Noster-Row, and may be had of Mr. PETER BRETT, Stationer, opposite St. Clement's Church in the Strand; and of Mrs. HAMILTON, No. 4, Rolls-Buildings, Fetter-Lane, London."

Subscriptions, adverts etc. taken in London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne, Liverpool, Chester, Manchester, York, Sheffield, Lancaster, Kendal (Mr Ashburner, Printer), Appleby (Mr Furnass), Glasgow, Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, Carlisle (Mr Dalston, barber; also at Mrs Norman's), Wigton (Mr Blair, bookseller), Penrith (Mr Stephenson), Keswick (Mr Scott, post-master), Cockermouth (Mr J. Meals), Mary-Port (Mr Sibson, at the Brewery), Workington (Mr Atkinson), Harrington (Mr W. Pearson), Egremont (Mr Jackson, saddler), Hesket-New-Market (Mr Blair), Broughton (Mr Newby, inn-keeper), Ulverstone (Mr Parke), Abbey Holme (Mr Cloud, merchant), Annan & Douglas, Isle of Man.

3 Jan 1778:

As in previous issues:
Ship Richardson for Dominica etc.
Farm at Rowrah to let
Mary Bowes separation notice
Houses at St. Bees for sale by auction
New post coach from Carlisle to London
Specific Drops sold by A. Coutts
Dr Boerhaave's Leyden Pills sold by A. Coutts
Panacea for the Itch sold by A. Coutts
Fothergel's Drops sold by A. Coutts
Stationery, almanacs etc. sold by A. Coutts

Anyone who has a claim on the estate or effects of the late John Wyley of High House, near Whitehaven, should send their accounts ("directed for Mr. JOSEPH GREENHOW, or Mr. JOHN BATEMAN, at MARY HESLOP'S, the Sign of the Sun, in King-street, Whitehaven") by the afternoon of 15 Jan. Debtors to Wyley should pay Greenhow or Bateman, "otherwise they will be prosecuted as the Law directs." *** "This will be only once more advertised."

Cumberland Register Office
Kept in the Market-Place, WHITEHAVEN
By Messrs. SKELTON, & Co.
ALL Persons who may have occasion to borrow or lend Money, on real or personal Security, may be accommodated- And all Persons wanting Farms, Shops, Schools, Houses and Lodgings furnished or unfurnished, may be supplied. Persons having any such to let or dispose of may hear of Tenants or Purchasers.
To be lent the following Sums of Money, viz. 400£. and 500£. upon Land Security. And the Sum of 250£. and 300£. upon Security of Houses. Wanted the Sum of 500£. upon Security of Houses.
Wanted, an Apprentice to a Surgeon and Apothecary, in full business. Also,
Three Journeymen Plaisterers, and an Apprentice to the said Business.
A young man that can be well recommended, wants to be employed as a Curate or a Schoolmaster.
N.B. All Persons making Application at the above Office, having money to lend- for Servants- or Employment, &c. are charged only one Shilling for registering- Letters, Post paid, will be duly answered."

Dancing: Mr Jackson's ball will be on 15 Jan (beginning exactly 6pm) at the Assembly Room in Albion Street, Whitehaven, "where his Pupils will go through their various Dances, voz. Minuets, Cotillons, Rigadoons, Hornpipes, and the Bow or Garland Dance, entirely new figures." Tickets from the Golden Ball (Mrs Walker's), King Street. Dated 3 Jan.

"His MAJESTY's Servants" will perform the comedy "A Word to the Wise; or, ALL FOR THE BEST" (by Hugh Kelly Esq.) with the farce "DEUCE IS IN HIM" (never before performed here) at the Theatre, in Roper Street, Whitehaven, on 5 Jan (6pm).

Just arrived in the sloop Nancy (Captain Fletcher) from Malaga: raisins in quarter barrels & frails; lemons in half chests; China & Seville oranges; almonds in the shell; shumack for dyers; and corkwood. Contact Fletchers & Co., Whitehaven, who also have for sale: oak logs & billets; hogshead & barrel staves; herrings; two and a half and three inch deck plank; and a few bales of Grenada cotton.

["Universal Family Bible", in 100 weekly parts, price 6d each, to be published by J. Cooke, London]

["THE NEW COMPLETE Dictionary of Arts and Sciences", in 80 weekly parts, price 6d each, to be published by Alexander Hogg, London]

3 Jan 1778- NEWS:
Some new counterfeit half-guineas have recently been found in circulation, dated 1777, from a "remarkably good" die; "many of them weigh well, but the gold is rather pale; they are, however, better than any that have hitherto been circulated, being worth 7s. 6d."

"We are told that the herring fisheries, to the northward of this, are likely to afford considerable profits this season, at Allonby they have cured 3000 barrels; nearly 1000 of which are of the dried or red herring kind. They have been very successful at Skinburness, and the Liverpool company has perfectly cured very large quantities at Mary Port.- in the fishing season, six men, in a boat from Allonby, in two hours time, caught no less than 47 maize (23500 fish) at a single draught of six nets."

Whitehaven: "A great quantity of fish, called Whitings, has been taken off this harbour this week, some of them were so very large that they sold for sixpence each- the price here seldom exceeds four pence per dozen."

Whitehaven: "The Harpy sloop of War, R. Wills Esq; Commander, came to anchor off this port yesterday, and continues this day, though, as the seamen say, 'tis rough riding."

"The Nancy, Capt. Henry Fletcher, which arrived here this morning, from Malaga, spoke his Majesty's ship Ramilies, and three other sail of the line, in the latitude of Bourdeaux, who said they were cruizing to intercept a fleet of ships bound from that place to Boston."

A letter from Dominica, dated 31 Oct, notes that the Whitehaven vessel Commerce (Capt. Allison) "was then lying in the road of Roseau, after having, a few days before, narrowly escaped being drove on shore in a violent gale of wind, from S.W. in which seven other vessels were forced from their anchors, upon the rocks, and beat to pieces."

Whitehaven vital statistics for 1777:
Old church: 118 christenings; 22 marriages; 114 burials
Trinity church: 80 c; 16 m; 55 b
St. James' church: 75 c; 45 m; 38 b

"A short time since, a man in this County had five children christened at one time, a circumstance worthy of remark, as it is a little uncommon."

Whitehaven, last Sun: "the frost set in here with a degree of severity, beyond what we had felt this season before; the weather has since suffered great change; on Thursday it inclined to thaw, snow began to fall yesterday and continues to-day with violent gusts of wind from the Southward."

At the next county Quarter Sessions, to be held at Cockermouth, "it is said, the mode of proceeding against those cartmen, who make a practice of riding on their carts, &c. in the streets of this Town, will be finally settled", as a fund was opened last week among the principal inhabitants of Whitehaven "in order to prosecute such dangerous offenders; and also those who suffer their swine to go at large in the streets,- a nuisance which has been long and justly complained of, and practiced to a degree far beyond what would be suffered in any other Town in England."

"A Correspondent informs us that twelve men, at Allonby, lately, in the space of six hours and at one sitting, drank fifty-four quarts of raw brandy,- a quantity, if of a common strength and made into punch, capable of making fifty men, to use the phrase, very happy."

"A wind mill has lately been erected, at Maryport, upon a new construction, by Mr. George Penny, of Netherhall Mill, which can grind and dress ten Carlisle bushels of wheat in an hour; and when the other intended mills are got ready, which will be soon, there is no doubt of their being equally as expeditious."

Whitehaven, last Mon: "they began to work with four horses, at once, in a new coal gin, at one of Sir James Lowther's coal pits, at Howgill Colliery, near this place. The diameter of the wheel is upwards of 30 feet, with which they draw a basket of coals, to bank, in two minutes, and the depth of the pit is upwards of 110 fathoms. Gins of sunch large dimensions are new in this part; but what makes this worthy of notice is, notwithstanding the cribs, or sweeps, are upwards of 20 feet in length, they were bent to the proper radius from straight self pieces of oak; and the wheel is allowed to be very circular. We are told, that crooked timber, fit for gin sweeps, is seldom to be had in this place, at any price, and when it is to be got, comes excessive high, owing to the great demand, for this article, in ship building. Therefore, this method of making wheels may be said to be useful, not only to coal owners, but to ship builders, as large quantities of crooked timber has, heretofore, been used in making gin and water wheels, which kept the price very high."

Last Tue, at Soudam near Egremont, age 97: Mrs Margaret Robinson (widow of the late Mr Robinson of St. Bees), leaving 31 grandchildren & 26 great-grandchildren.

From "Amator Regis & Patriae", dated Whitehaven, 15 Dec 1777, to the General Evening Post (published 25 Dec 1777), reprinted here "At the request of several of our readers":
"THE misfortune of our noble Burgoyne and his brave little army seems to have caused a general dejection and despondency- Has courage forsaken the British isle?" ... "If ruin is to be the fate of Old England (as some prognosticate) let us rather be ruined in the good work of reducing rebels to a due subordination, than be ruined by a mean, pitiful, and disgraceful accommodation." ... "If 10,000 men have proved insufficient in the northern part of our Colonies, let us send 20,000; and if that number be deemed insufficient, we should send 30 or 40,000, and do the business effectually. The money for this may yet be raised, (if Parliament will grant it) and troops may also be had. When this disagreeable rebellion is at an end, I hope at a proper time the French will be brought to an account. It is said there will be a change in the Ministry; should that take place, I fear it would not be for the better."

From B___Y of Egremont, to the Chronicle:
"NONE, certainly, that has a thought for his country, can forbear reflecting on the situation and disposiion of affairs relative to this kingdom; occasioned not only from the unhappy rebellion on the other side the Atlantic, but from our intestine divisions on this; arising merely from a spirit of opposition and contradiction, which carries with it the most indelible marks of faction and absolute disloyalty. How shameful the conduct of the Minority has been, during the last Session of Parliament, will, I presume, appear but too clear to every sober and unprejudiced mind: yet, I trust, their efforts will be as unsuccessful as they are base. One of this opponent, yet, thank God, minor party, has represented, tho' contrary to his own knowledge, the nation in a most abject, weak, and deplorable state! Now are these means proper or conducive to extricate his country out of such a fate? Are they not, in effect, lengthening the rebel sword? Or, in other words, have they not done it? Another cunning Gentleman, which epithet may be an explanation of his name, has had such a violent agitation in his patriotic breast, that had he got up during that tempest to have expatiated upon the effects, of which he has in some measure himself been productive, he would have been unintelligible!" ... "it is a matter of painful consideration to find so many heads, in Parliament, so disgracefully becoming British shoulders."

10 Jan 1778:

As in previous issues:
Creditors & debtors to the late John Wyley [with note "This will be no more advertised"]
Mr Jackson's ball
Carlisle- London Post Coach
Turlington's Original Balsam of Life sold in Whitehaven by A. Coutts.
Fothergel's Drops sold by A. Coutts.
Specific Drops sold by A. Coutts
Panacea for the Itch sold by A. Coutts
[Universal Family Bible partwork]
[New Complete Dictionary of Arts & Sciences partwork]

For sale by private contract, on or before 1 Mar, 2 dwelling-houses & 3 shops, with a seat in the Church, a garden, and a parcel of ground, "situate at PATGILL, late the Property of Mrs. GRAVES." Enquiries to Thomas Bleamire, Matthew Graves, or William Sisson, "who will treat about the same". Dated Penrith, 8 Jan.

To be performed at the Theatre, Roper Street, Whitehaven, 12 Jan: the tragedy "Isabella, or the Fatal Marriage" ("Altered from Southern by D. Garrick, Esq."...), with the new farce called "The Man of Quality" ("Taken from the New Comedy called A TRIP TO SCARBOROUGH"). [Repeats request for patrons not to have the box-book sent to their homes, and adds:] "N.B. The Company can positively perform only ten Nights more this Season."

The good brig Glory, now at Cotton's Wharf, London, is taking in goods for Whitehaven, "and will positively sail the First of February, Wind and Weather permitting; two Thirds of her cargo being already Engaged."

Just arrived from Malaga, in the sloop Nancy, and to be sold by Messrs. Fletchers & Co.: raisins in casks & frails; lemons; Chine & Seville oranges; Jordan almonds; Spanish onion seed. Also available from Fletchers': Madeira wine & London porter; Riga & Dantzick oak logs; hogshead & barrel staves; herrings.

Official notice from the Custom-House, Carlisle. For sale by auction at the King's Warehouse there, 21 Jan, 2pm, in several lots: 37 gallons of foreign brandy; 4 gallons & 3 quarts of rum; 41 gallons of Geneva; 3 gallons of shrub; 10 pounds weight of coffee; 2 pounds weight of hyson; 565 pounds weight of Congo & Bohea teas, "clear of all duties". Purchasers must "make a sufficient Deposit to take away the Goods in 20 Days or forfeit the same. GOD save the KING." Goods may be viewed at any time during opening hours.

[Just published: issue 1 of Mr Chambers's "Cyclopaedia; or Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences: with the Supplement and Modern Improvements incorporated into one Alphabet". 3 sheets weekly, price 6d.]

10 Jan 1778- NEWS:
Last Sat morning, "during the violent storm", the Whitehaven vessel Westmorland (Captain Ellison), coming from Dublin, "was put on shore near Ravenglass, and all hands perished. The vessel being amongst rocks, the crew took to the boat and made an attempt to land, but, were observed to stand off shore, the sea running excesive high; and a violent snow shower coming on, they were seen no more. Two of the crew have been cast on shore near the same place, and interred here. The vessel, which was only launched about nine months since, was brought into port ths morning, in a very shattered condition; a considerable part of her belonged to Captain Ellison, a man universally esteemed, and greatly lamented by all who knew him."

"The same morning, the Friends, belonging to Harrington, Capt. Jonathan Fearon, was stranded at Port La Murray, in the Isle of Man- the vessel is gone to pieces, and the Captain and two of the seamen were unfortunately drowned."

"During the same gale of wind, on Saturday, several vessels were put on shore to the northward of this, but we do not hear of any considerable damage, nor of any lives being lost, from that quarter."

"There is now a thorn tree in full leaf, and as green as at midsummer, in Salter woods, in this county."

Arrived at Whitehaven last Wed evening: the Argus (Capt. Donaldson), from New York & Halifax; "on her arrival it was currently reported, in town, that she had brought a confirmation of the total defeat of Gen. Washington- but, on inquiry, we find that no such intelligence had arrived."

Whitehaven: "Yesterday, the Nelly, belonging to Lancaster, Capt. Wheaton, from the Coast of Africa and the West Indies, came to anchor off this port, in great distress, the greatest part of her crew having died on the passage."

Lately at Threlkeld Church, by the Rev. Mr Martin: Mr John Fisher of Cold Kell, Loweswater, and "the agreeable Miss Mally Gasgarth, of Guardhouse."

Last Thu at Parton, in her 64th year, Mrs Eleanor Yeowart, wife of Mr Francis Yeowart, "greatly respected and much lamented", "after a long and painful illness which she sustained with true christian fortitude and resignation."

[Ode for the New Year, by the Poet Laureate, William Whitehead Esq.]
"On the Death of Brigadier-General Fraser"... (Anon.)
"On the BIRTH, SUFFERINGS, and DEATH, Of our BLESSED SAVIOUR" by J.R. of Whitrigg, dated 25 Dec 1777.

Anonymous, comparing the unfortunate experiences of General Burgoyne last autumn, and General Abercrombie in 1758- both took the same route to their respective defeats, but in opposite directions.

"The lists of shipping, which have been unavoidably omitted for these two weeks past, will be inserted regularly for the future."

17 Jan 1778:

As in previous issues:
New Carlisle-London post coach
Brig Glory seeks cargo
Houses in Patgill for sale
Carlisle Custom House auction notice
Fothergel's Drops sold in Whitehaven by A. Coutts
Panacea for the Itch sold by A. Coutts
Specific Drops sold by A. Coutts
[New Complete Dictionary of Arts & Sciences partwork]
[Universal Family Bible partwork]

Wanted immediately: one or two stay-makers. "Good Hands will meet with proper Encouragement, Constant Work, and Good Wages by applying to JONATHAN BENSON, Taylor and Stay-Maker. Cockermouth."

"The last Night but seven this Season." "For the BENEFIT of Mr. FOWLER, and Mr. COMERFORD" will be performed at the Theatre in Whitehaven the comedy, "The School for Wives", with the ballad farce "Hob in the Well, or the Country Wake".

17 Jan 1778- NEWS:
Cockermouth. The General Quarter Sessions ended yesterday. "Several appeals were expected to have been heard, but, by consent of parties, stand over to the next Session- twenty-one bils of indictment were preferred, thirteen of which were found, for different offences- also one traverse, in which John Cape was defendant, for destroying a promissory note, and taking away by force an award, the property of Mr. Selby, plaintiff; the Jury found the said Cape guilty, and the Justices ordered a fine of twenty pounds for the said offence; he was immediately taken into custody of the Goaler, till the fine be paid.- It was something remarkable that only four poor petitions were presented."

Monday week prev.: The society of Cumberland youths rang at St. Giles Cripplegate "a true and compleat peal, consisting of 5320 changes of Oxford treble bob, royal ten in with the sixth, six times wrong and twelve times right, being the first peal ever rung on those bells, by ten men only". Time 4 hours 6 minutes.

Whitehaven, Mon: "Sir James Lowther, Bart., arrived at the Castle, near this town", then set out for Millom Castle on Tue afternoon. Sir James has reportedly ordered the Whitehaven mansion "to be fitted up in a most elegant manner, having brought an eminent architect with him for that purpose- probably with a view to making it his place of residence, for a season, every year; a circumstance truly pleasing to every well-wisher to the trade and prosperity of Whitehaven."

To lay various rumours to rest, the Chronicle publishes a detailed account of "the late unfortunate affair, at Papcastle" on 9 Jan. At 11.30 in the evening, Dr Woodville, who was sitting up reading, noticed two men passing the front windows of his house, then heard noises at the kitchen door from the back yard. Seeing the door latch move, and a face at the window, he opened the door and the men ran away. They did not answer his calls asking who they were and what they wanted, but shortly afterwards, they returned, and again tried to enter the house. To scare them away, the Doctor took down a gun, and the next time a face appeared at the window, he pushed the barrel out through the opening. It was loaded and cocked, and this action udfortunately caused it to fire. The man died "soon after" and the Doctor roused his household (his mother- the actual owner of the house, his grandfather- "a very infirm old man", and a maid-servant). The servant explained that the dead man was her relation William Tickel, whom she had arranged to meet, with his friend, at some time around 9 or 10pm. The deceased was actually "an industrious young man of good character".

Wed, around 7pm, the wife of William Cartmel, farmer near Whitehaven, was attacked on the Whingill waggon way by a sailor, who demanded her money. She refused, so he "threw her down, bit her arm, in five different places, and otherwise treated her in a cruel manner; after much struggling he tore off her pocket, which contained the cash, and made off with it. He had been skulking about the office of Sir James Lowther, Bart. in the afternoon, where the woman received her husband's wages; from that and other circumstances, he was discovered yesterday, and being brought before her she knew him and he confessed the fact. He is in custody"... "Several others concerned in the above robbery have been taken into custody".

Whitehaven, Thu night: Mr Jackson had his ball at the assembly room in Albion Street; "a very genteel company assembled on the occasion, his pupils gave general satisfaction, and the Ladies and Gentlemen had an assembly after the children had finished their dancings. Master Solomon, a boy only four years of age, danced a complete hornpipe, with a degree of perfection that astonished the whole company."

Last Sun at Dean Church: Mr George Milligan of Birks, Frizington, and Mss Mary Thompson of Ullock "an accomplished young lady, with a fortune of 500£"
Last Thu: Mr John Crosby and Miss Mally McCloud, both of Whitehaven.

Last Wed: Mrs Troughton, wife of Fawcett Troughton Esq., Tide-Surveyor of Whitehaven, "much lamented".
Last Thu, "in the bloom of youth": Miss Dinah Barns, daughter of the late Mr Barns of Church Street, Whitehaven.

17 Jan 1778- SHIPPING:

8 Jan- Eagle Packet, Maxwell, Isleman; Lynx, Banton, Seas; Hussar, Gurley, Seas; Tanner, Hamilton, Isleman
9 Jan- Jenny, Irven, Carlisle; Providence, Brown, Dumfries; Nelly, Wheaton, Grenades; Murr, Knighton, Newfoundland; Williamson, Phillipson; Dallontower, Fell; Senhouse, Watson; Kitty, Fisher, Dublin
12 Jan- Mally, Caffrey; Truelove, Littledale; Howgill, McDonald; Mary & Betty, Jackson; Friends Adventure, Andrews, Dublin
13 Jan- Rogers, Hutchinson; Industry, Cragg, Dublin; Kitty, Jones, Harrington; Seahorse, Kirkpatrick, Skinburness
14 Jan- Peggy, Owin; Tryal, Briggs, Dumfries; Jenny, Irven, Skinburness; Aggy & Sally, Blackburn, Sarkfoot
16 Jan- Ledger, Hodgson, Workington

9 Jan- Nancy, Spedding, Workington
10 Jan- Dove, Dargue, Dublin; Boscowen, Smith, Liverpool; Success, Bell, Wigton
11 Jan- Hussar, Gurley, Seas
12 Jan- Eagle Packet, Maxwell, Isleman; Mary Ann, Carlisle, Carlisle
13 Jan- Jenny, Davis, Chepstow
14 Jan- Hopewell, Sheron; Prosperity, Piper; Juno, Jackson; Commerce, Robinson; Boyne, Coulthard; Betsy, Armstrong; Mally & Peggy, Walker; John & Mary, Mayson, Dublin
15 Jan- Peggy, Owin, Workington; Hector, Pearson, Dublin
16 Jan- Bella, Steel; Echo, Allison; William, Pennyman; Integrity, Peele; Thomas, Carrell, Dublin; Nelly, Sharp, Lancaster; Ann, Watson; James, Brownrigg; Murr, Knighton, Liverpool; Peggy, Bowes, Ulverstone; Adventure, Knail, Isleman


9 Jan- George, Clark, Belfast; Felicity, Atkinson, Skinburness
10 Jan- Henry, Clark, Dublin
11 Jan- Farmer, Stockdale, Skinburness; Brothers, Kay; Nancy, Davis, Dublin
14 Jan- Nancy, Spedding, Whitehaven

9 Jan- Nancy, Spedding, Harrington; Betty, Walker; Henry & Joseph, Tickell; Rose, Steel; Lark, Kay; Vine, Martindale; Blyth Ann, Atkinson; Dove, Hargrove; Concord, Wilton, Dublin
14 Jan- Diligence, Thompson; Musgrave, White; Betty, Stamper; Glory's Increase, Irwen; Speedwell, Lawrence, Dublin


7 Jan- Mayflower, Jackson, Whitehaven
10 Jan- Mally, Hayton, Dublin
12 Jan- Phoenix, Metcalf, Dublin

10 Jan- Tryal, Holiday, Kirkcudbright
11 Jan- Experiment, Collin; Jane, Harris; Lion, Harrison; Mermaid, Briscoe, Dublin
13 Jan?- Draper, Carter, Dublin

24 Jan 1778:

As in previous issues:
Houses etc. for sale in Patgill.
Goods arrived in sloop Nancy, Fletchers & Co. [with "A few Bales of Grenada Cotton" added]
Dr Boerhaave's Leyden Pills sold by A. Coutts
Fothergel's Drops sold by A. Coutts.
Carlisle & London Post Coach
[Universal Family Bible]
[Chambers's Cyclopaedia]
[New Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences]

Wanted at Candlemas, £500 or £600, "on very Good real Security". Enquiries to the Chronicle office.

For the benefit of Mr Jefferys will be performed at the Theatre in Whitehaven, by His Majesty's servants, on 26 Jan ("The last Night but for this Season") "An Historical Play, not Perform'd here these six Years, call'd,
Sir John Falstaff, Mr Fowler; King Henry, Mr Wilmot; Prince of Wales, Mr Duncan; Sir Richard Vernon, Mr Whitlock; Earl of Worcester, Mr Ward; Earl of Westmorland, Mr Mills; Earl Douglas, Mr Berry; Sir Walter Blunt, Mr Norris; Earl of Northumberland, Mr Baker; Bardolph, Mr McGeorge; Poins, Mr Comerford; Peto, Mr Birch; Gadshill, Mr Jackson; Francis & 1st Carrier, Mr Jeffreys; 2nd Carrier, Mr Smith; Hotspur (Earl Percy), Mr Austin; Lady Percy, Miss Adcock; Dame Quickly, Mrs Collins.
"Preceding the Play, a Comic Prologue written by the late Samuel Foote Esq; to be spoken" by Mr Jefferys. End of Act 1, a song by Mr Baker. End of Act 2, a new song "Indeed Sir not I" (words by Mr Jefferys) to be sung by Mrs Bogle. End of Act 3, "I wonder at you", a comic song by Mr Jefferys. End of Act 4, "We've nought else to do", a new song by Mr Jefferys. End of play "MODERATION and ALTERATION, With ADDITIONS and EMENDATIONS" by Mr Jefferys. "To which will be added a FARCE call'd
Don Quixote in England:
Cast members not mentioned above: Mr Sanderson (Fairlove); Mr Fowler (Coachman); Mr Williams (one of the Mob); Mrs Jefferys (Jezabel).
Tickets from the King's Arms (Mr Buck's), the Post-House on the Quay (Mr Haile's), "Mr. Fearon's, Mr. Parkin's and Mr. Jackson's, in Strand-street; Mrs. Barnes's in King-street; of Mr. Jefferys, at Mr. Spence's, Shoe-maker, in Church-street" and from A. Coutts in the Market Place "where Places for the BOXES are to be taken."

24 Jan 1778- NEWS:
Survey of attitudes of county [as opposed to borough] Members of the House of Commons to the war in America by the London Packet indicates that the Cumberland county MP's, Sir James Lowther and H. Fletcher, both support the war, as do the two Westmorland MP's, Sir M. le Fleming and J. Lowther [cousin of Sir James].

The Whitehaven vessels Mayflower (Capt. Crosby) and Castor (Capt. Williamson) have arrived in New York, with the rest of the fleet under convoy of the men-of-war Venus, Fowey, Grampus & Maidstone.

The bodies of George Fisher & J. Walton, two of the crew of the wrecked Westmorland, were cast ashore aBew days ago near St. Bees, where they were buried.

Committed to Carlisle Goal last Sat, for trial at the next Assizes: Joseph McGee for robbing the wife of William Cartmel [see last week] and his accomplice John Pearson, a shoe-maker.

Mr Bowman, attorney at law of Workington, has been appointed a Master Extraordinary in the Court of Chancery.

Lately at Hawkshead, Mr Hodgson, apothecary of that place, aged 62, and Miss Fanny Irton, daughter of the late Samuel Irton Esq. of Irton Hall, Cumberland, "a most accomplished and agreebable young Lady."
Last week at Camerton church, Mr William Shaw of Great Clifton and Miss Sally Harrison of Seaton, near Workington.
Lately at Longtown near Carlisle, Mr Jennis, Excise officer, and Miss Graham of Medfoot Hall, Kirklington.

Last night in Gale's Lane, Whitehaven, aged 100: Mrs Lucas, mother-in-law of Mr Cuthbert Dargue.
[First week of Jan, at Mousehole, Cornwall, in her 102nd year: Dorothy Pentreath, the last known fluent speaker of the Cornish language]

LETTER: From "One of the Faculty", 19 Jan.
"UPON reading the case of a young Lady [in London], in your paper of the 10th inst. who swallowed a needle and had it extracted from her side- it brought to mind two cases, I had formerly met with in practice, somewhat similar, though dfferent in effects- One from a needle found in the fleshy parts near the back bone- the other from pins, swallowed down into the stomach"...
"CASE I. A healthy male child, near three quarters old, born in Wigton, became subject to such excessive fits of crying, especially in the day, and without any apparent cause, as alarmed his parents lest he should fall into convulsions- The more he was carried about, at this time, the more uneasy his condition; but being laid, inlaid, or wrapt in the cradle, he soon settled and grew chearful; in the night seldom cried more than common- pins being generally suspected, he was dressed and undressed several times, the day long, but without relief- in this situation (if I remember right) he continued some weeks- One evening, his mother, growing extremely uneasy, examined his body all over, with great attention, and luckily found with her finger, a small hard extraneous body, fixed in the fleshy parts, near the back bone- upon this, I was called, and finding it with my finger (lying pretty deep in the longissimus dorsi muscle, according to the direction of its fibrus) I made a transverse sutior, upon the lower part, and afterwards depressing the upper part with my thumb, by the assistance of a small probe, the point of a needle started up, which I extracted with ease, and the child cried no more on that account.
The needle was near an inch in length, and coloured like the pointer of a clock or watch- The mother kept it some years suspended by a thread, and shewed it with pleasure to her acquaintance- how the needle got there, or how long it had lodged in that part, I cannot take upon me to determine"...
"CASE II. Shall be sent as soon as convenient." [see 21 Feb issue]

24 Jan 1778- SHIPPING:

17 Jan- Eagle Packet, Maxwell, Isleman; Dash, Corkhill; William & Thomas, Piper; Loyalty, Thompson, Dublin; Betty, Wood, Balbriggan; Industry, Howard, Isleman; Lark, Anderson, Drogheda
18 Jan- Ann, Briggs; Fox, Salkeld; William, Bratney; Blessing, Curwen; Grace, Brownrigg; Cumberland, Fleming; Britannia, Allison; Benn, McMellon; Tryal, Ryley; Resolution, Banks; Wilson, Benson; Nelly, Woodburn; William & Nancy, Cannon, Dublin; Brothers, Linn, Drogheda; Ann & Jenny, Harris, Dumfries
19 Jan- Fortune, Hulgerson, Wexford
21 Jan- Jane, Broadfoot; Jenny, Stuart, Whithorn; St. Bees, Whailey; Mally, Messenger; Lowther & Senhouse, Hinde; Minerva, Jackson, Dublin
22 Jan- Lively, Watts; Betsy, Younghusband, Dublin
23 Jan- Mary Ann, Robinson, Belfast; Hussar, Gurley, Seas

16 Jan [i.e. 19?]- Mary & Betty, Jackson, Dublin
20 Jan- Seasorse, Kirkpatrick, Dumfries
21 Jan- Providence, Brown, Dumfries; Ann & Jenny, Harris, Liverpool
22 Jan- Jenny, Irven, Dumfries
23 Jan- Tryal, Briggs, Dumfries


17 Jan- Favourite, Key; Happy, Jackson, Dublin; Mally, Jackson, Drogheda
18 Jan- Portland, Watson, Cork; Mary, Pierce, Dublin; Cavendish, Saterthwaite, Lancaster

17 Jan- Integrity, Robinson, Workington


15 Jan- Peggy, Owen, Carnarven
17 Jan- Etty, Thompson, Harrington; Love, Barnes; Friends, Fearon; Sally, Casson; Bolton, Scott; Liffey, Bacon; Diamond, Steele; Royal Bounty, Thompson, Dublin; Integrity, Robinson, Harrington; Henry, Bell, Drogheda; Speedwell, Jackson, Killough; Mary, Bailey; Glory, Lawson; Lark, Armstrong; Happy Return, Sparks; Three Brothers, Asbridge; Hartley, Fanning; Blessing, Course; Endeavour, Atkinson, Belfast
20 Jan- Blessing, Hayton, Cork
21 Jan- Portland, Milliken, Dublin; Deborah, Brockbank, Strangford

15 Jan- Hawk, Smith; Mary, Parkin; Nancy, Kay; Truelove, Curwen, Dublin; Peggy, Hayston, Kirkcudbright
16 Jan- Nancy, Spedding; Ledger, Hodgson, Whitehaven
19 Jan- Royal Bounty, Thompson, Maryport


14 Jan- Birmingham, Dockray, Dumfries
17 Jan- Bella, Thursby; Griffin, Potts, Drogheda; Marigold, Steele, Belfast; Matilda, Bell, Dublin
18 Jan- Kirkham, Bone, Cork; Tryal, Holiday; Ranger, Graham, Kirkcudbright; Ann, Borriskell, Dublin
19 Jan- Royal Bounty, Thompson, Dublin

15 Jan- Duke, Fletcher; Welcome, Osborne, Dublin
16 Jan- Mary, Pearson; Royal Oak, Gibson, Dublin; Friendship, Lister, Dublin

31 Jan 1778:

As in previous issues:
New Carlisle- London Post Coach
Dr Boerhaave's Leyden Pills sold by A. Coutts
Panacea for the Itch sold by A. Coutts
Specific Drops sold by A. Coutts
[Universal Family Bible partwork (revised ad.)]
[Chambers' Cyclopaedia partwork]

For the benefit of Mr Whitlock will be performed at the Theatre in Whitehaven on 2 Feb ("Positively the last Night but one this Season") "A New TRAGEDY call'd PERCY, Earl of NORTHUMBERLAND (Written by Miss MOORE)" with the 3-act comedy "THE WAY TO KEEP HIM; OR A SCHOOL FOR LADIES"- and between the two "The Picture of a Play House or Buck's have at you all" by Mr Austin.
Tickets from Mr Whitlock at Mr James Crosby's, Howgill Street; Mr Buck at the King's Arms; Mr Hailes at the Post House; Mr Nicholson at the Indian King, Roper Street; Mr Fearon in Strand Street; and A. Coutts, Market Place "where places for the BOXES are to be taken".

Wanted immediately, one or two stay-makers. "Good hands will meet with proper Encouragement, Constant Work, and Good wages by applying to JONATHAN BENSON, Taylor and Stay-Maker, Cockermouth."

For sale by auction, 13 Feb, at the house of Mr Richard Birbeck, Ouse-Bridge, Bassenthwaite: c25 acres of "fine young WOOD", called Irton Wood, in Isle-Old Park; also "a Parcel of Good OAK TIMBER, growing at Threlkeld Hall, and another Parcel, growing at Gatesgarth near Buttermire. Conditions available at time of sale. Mr Birbeck will show Irton Wood, Mr John Mason the Threlkeld wood, and Mr Matthias Vicars the Gatesgarth wood. Also for sale by auction, 1 Apr, at the Green Close in Bassenthwaite parish: "a Number of HORSES, and HORNED CATTLE, being the principal Part of the Stock kept upon the Farm during the Time Mr. SPEDDING has had it under his own management."

Creditors of John Beck "late CARRIER between the City of CARLISLE, and PENRITH" should meet with the assignees of his estate and effects, Messrs. Peter Clemitson & Lancelot Beck, at the Lion & Lamb in Carlisle (house of John Birket, innholder), 20 Feb, 10am, where a dividend of his effects will be made.

"Lately Published", in 2 quarto volumes, with county maps by Kitchen (£2/2/0 in board covers): "THE HISTORY and ANTIQUITIES of WESTMORLAND and CUMBERLAND" by Joseph Nicholson Esq., and Richard Burn, LLD. Printed for W. Strahan & T. Cadell, Strand, London.

31 Jan 1778- NEWS:
Grain prices at Carlisle last Sat: Wheat 16s, 17s & 18s; Rye 10/6 and 11s; Barley 7/6 & 8s; Oats 5/4 & 5/6; Grey pease 9/6; Beans 10/6.

Whitehaven: "Last night, some thieves broke into the cabin of the Lowther and Senhouse, lying in this port, and took away a quantity of beef, and a box of candles, with which they got off undiscovered."

["Tobacco is now selling at Glasgow from sixpence to eight pence per pound, such as sold three years since for three-pence or four-pence"]

"The following extraordinary instance of longevity, in one family, is worthy of remark". Now living in Whitehaven are 2 brothers and 3 sisters, aged 90, 88, 85, 83 and 74.

The Whitehaven vessel Ocean has arrived at Cork from New York, after a 26-day passage.

Lately at Harrington, by the Rev Mr Otley: Mr William Douglas of Greysouthen & Miss Ann Dodgson of Harrington.
Last week: Mr John Scase & Mrs Borrowscale, widow of the late John Borrowscale.
Lately: Mr Thomas Gilliad of Workington & Miss Margaret Sanderson of Harrington, "an agreeable young Lady with a genteel Fortune".

Last week: Mr George Blamire, an Alderman of Carlisle.
Last Sat: Mrs Lowrey, wife of Mr John Lowrey of Nicholson's Alley, Whitehaven.
Last Tue, in his 71st year: Mr Hugh Corkhill snr., shoemaker of King Street, Whitehaven.

Anonymous complaint that the information published by the Chronicle on 17 Jan about the Papcastle shooting "differs so materially from the judgment which the Coroner's Inquest pronounced upon the occasion, I wish it may be true." Goes on to meditate on the social implications of such incidents: ... "In whatever light we look upon the rash transaction at Papcastle, I am persuaded you will concur with me in thinking that it is founded no less in an unjustifiable wantonness, than in barbarity. If our reason, therefore, is not alarmed, at the various dangers attending so baneful a consequence, our pride should be roused, at the idea of the ignominious event. Examples, in some measure, have lost their weight, otherwise a recent affair, in the neighbourhood of Castlesowerby, in this County, not unsimilar to the present, mught have prevented such another." ... "As the deserving character of Dr. WOODVILLE, with whatever other favourable circumstances are attendaft upon the unhappy business, may be too light, in competition with the nature of the offence, his absence may be most advisable for himself. He may thus avoid an impending storm, and, while he enjoys his liberty, seriously reflect upon the rashness of his precipitate conduct. Whatever may be the event of the present case, it is to be hoped, example will be more powerful than precept. Accidents of this nature, may then be avoided, and the life of the subject preserved under the protection of that law which secures to him his property." Dated 28 Jan.

31 Jan 1778- SHIPPING:

?23 Jan- Mally, Walcrow [sic], Belfast; Good Intent, Baras, Dundalk; Hannah, Casteen, Inverary; Providence, Tiffin, Dublin
24 Jan- Fair Nelly, Hodge, Greenock; Nancy, Spedding, Workington; Jenny & Betty, Bell, Carlisle
26 Jan- Hartley, Fanning, Belfast; Eagle Packet, Maxwell, Isleman
27 Jan- Lord Sandwich, Hutchinson, Isleman
28 Jan- Elizabeth, Fletcher; Robinson, Todhunter; Peace, Ritson; Robert, Moor; Joanna, Fisher; William, Watson; Ann & Francis, Whitfield, Dublin; Jane, Peele, Cork; Peggy, Kelly, Donaghadee; Charlotte, Stuart; King George, Storbridge, Waterford; Rigby, Losh, Liverpool
29 Jan- Jackson, Sharp; Hazard, McGaa; Chriswell, Johnson, Newry; Rupert, Braithwaite; Tryton, Martindale, Swan, Bacon; Success, Peele; Lowther, Lawrence, Dublin; Mary, Doyle, Wexford

23 Jan- Eagle packet, Maxwell, Isleman
24 Jan- Agnus & Sally, Blackburn, Lancaster; Kitty, Jones; Mally, Caffrey; Beaver, Bushby; William, Pennyman; Eadentown, Brown, Dublin; Nelly, Sharp, Lancaster
26 Jan- Lynx, Banton, Seas
27 Jan- Mally, Halcrow; Providence, Tiffin, Workington
28 Jan- Jenny, Stuart; Jane, Broadfoot, Whithorn; Nancy, Spedding, Workington
29 Jan- Jenny & Betty, Bell, Carlisle; Jane, Peele, Workington
30 Jan- Success, Beele; Lowther, Lawrence; Tryton, Martindale, Workington; Hazard, McGaa, Harrington; Eagle Packet, Maxwell, Isleman


30 Jan- Renown, Bacon, Dublin; Hazard, McGaa, Whitehaven; Gale, Temple, Newry; Success, Peele, Dublin

30 Jan- Nelly, Burnet, Workington; Seaflower, Robinson; Rose, Fearon, Dublin; Portland, Watson, Cork


21 Jan- Cookson, Robinson; Brothers, Peel; MOrning Star, Messenger, Dublin
22 Jan- Friends Goodwill, fawcet; Forrester, Turner, Drogheda
23 Jan- Nelson, Baylis, Belfast
27 Jan- Lion, Harrison, Belfast

26 Jan- Mayflower, Jackson, Liverpool
28 Jan- Tryal, Holiday, Kirkcudbright

7 Feb 1778:

As in previous issues:
Bassenthwaite wood & cattle auctions
John Beck creditors' meeting
Carlisle-London new post coach
[Chambers' Cyclopaedia partwork]

Numbered list of principal medicines etc. sold by A. Coutts, Whitehaven [expanded from 1777 versions]:
I) Maredant's Drops [for leprosy, pimples etc.]
II) Stoughton's Cordial Elixir for the Stomach
III) Dr. Bragdat's Oleaginus and Speciic Balsam for the Gout and Rheumatism
IV) Spilsbury's Antiscorbutic Drops, with improvements
V) Dr. James's Powder [for fevers etc.]
VI) Hooper's Female Pills, "the most useful remedy against those complaints the female sex are subject to" ... "the best medicine ever discovered for young women when afflicted with what is commonly called the green sickness" ... "also excellent for the palpitation of the heart, giddiness, loathing of food, bad digestion, pains of the stomach, a beating of the arteries of the neck, short breath upon very little motion, sinking of the spirits, a dejected countenance, and dislike to exercise and conversation"
VII) "The famous Worm Medicine first given by Dr. Horsley, late of Cockermouth"
VIII) The original Panacea [for the itch etc.]
IX) Royal liquid of roses [for cleaning the teeth]
X) "The New Invented CAKE-INK, made by Sarah Smith and Son"
XI) Cakes for making Shining Liquid Blacking for Shoes
XII) The Specific Drops [for scurvy, rheumatism etc.]
XIII) Dr Boerhaave's Balsamic Lozenges
XIV) Dr. Boerhaave's Antiscorbutic Leyden Pills, or Pilula Leydenensis
XV) "The approved Riga Balsam for the Head, Rheumatism, Wounds, and Nerves"
Also more than a dozen others, not numbered or described in detail, including Daffey's original cordial Elixir, Bateman's Pectoral Drops, British Herb Snuff, Helft's famous powder for removing stains from table-linen etc.

To let, entry at any time by agreement: "divers Allotments of FREE-STONE QUARRIES in the Brows, between the Farm House at Bank-End and the Harbour of MARYPORT". Enquire to the owner, at Netherhall.

John Irwin, tinman & brazier, has opened a shop at the head of Scotch Street, Carlisle (formerly Mr John Gill's) "where he pueposes making and selling all the various Articles in the COPPER, BRASS, PEWTER and TIN Way." "N.B. He buys, or exchanges, old Copper, Brass, Pewter, and Lead." Dated 2 Feb, Carlisle.

[New partwork, "A New and Complete System of Geography" in 100 weekly issues; first issue 6d, including "a large whole Sheet Map of the world finely ornamented", published by J. Cooke, London]

The snow Lowther & Senhouse (master, Leonard Hinde) will be clear to sail for Antigua in about a month, and the brig Bolton (master, Daniel Watson) will be clear to sail for Barbadoes in about 5 weeks. For freight or passage in either vessel, now lying at Whitehaven, contact the Masters, or Dixon & Littledale ("Who have by them, for Sale, a few Hogsheads of Choice James River Leaf and Stem'd TOBACCO; also Antigua and Barbadoes SCALE SUGARS; and St. Petersburgh HEMP, FLAX, and IRON.") Dated Whitehaven, 7 Feb.

A meeting of magistrates will be held at the Moot-Hall in Appleby, 20 Feb, 10am, "for Letting to, and Contracting with, proper Persons for performing the different Kinds of Work" to build the new Westmorland Shire Halls, "agreeable to a Plan lodged at the Clerk of the Peace's Office in Appleby", where proposals, in writing and sealed, should be delivered before the meeting ("At which Meeting the Undertakers are to give good Security, for the Performance of their different Contracts"). John Nicholson, Clerk of the Peace, Appleby, 2 Feb.

Stolen or strayed from Whitehaven last Sat, "a young Brown and White spotted BITCH (the Brown a Liver Colour) of the Pointer Kind, she answers to the name of MEGG; her Head all Brown, but a White Patch down the Face; has a bald Spot above one of her Eyes; a little freckled on the Legs; is about Three Quarters old, very strong and large for that Age." Information to the Chronicle office- "handsomely rewarded" if resulting in retrieval.

"A Fair will continue to be held, for HORSES and BLACK CATTLE, on the Market-Hill, at Wigton, in Cumberland, on the 20th of February, and 25th of September next, and annually, on those two days, for the Future, where every Accommodation, suitable for the Purpose, will be made.
The First Fair is so well known to be as good as any in the County, that Nothing need be said in Praise of it; and as the Latter Fair will now fall on a suitable Time, before Brough-Hill, it is expected there will be a very great Shew of both Horses and Cattle."

7 Feb 1778- NEWS:
28 Jan: John Briscoe Esq. of Crofton, was appointed Sheriff of Cumberland, by his Majesty the King, in Council.

Richard Dickenson MA, of Emanuel College, Cambridge, has been promoted to the Rectory of Castlecurrock, with the Rectory of Lamplugh.

Last Wed at Whitehaven, "The Way of the World" was performed, with "The Waterman" "to a brilliant and crowded audience, for the benefit of Mr. and Mrs. Austin, which closed the theatrical season here. The Company are gone for Newcastle, and purpose opening the Theatre there, on Wednesday next"...

Last Sun at Trinity Church, Whitehaven, by the Rev Mr Sewell: Samuel Haliday Esq., of Liverpool, and Miss Fisher, sister of Mr Robert Fisher, merchant in Whitehaven.
Last Sun at Egremont: Mr Thomas Forsyth, of Glenluce, Galloway, and Miss Woodall, daughter of Mr Woodall, hat-maker in Egremont.
Last Tue: Mr Thomas Cookson "an eminent Grocer and Tea-dealer", and Miss Scott "an accomplished and agreeable young Lady, with a fortune of 5000£"- both of Penrith.

Last week in the Isle of Man: Mr Peter Sawrey, "late an eminent butcher" in Whitehaven.
Last Wed: Mr Lawrence Singleton, of the Old Brewery, Whitehaven.
Last Sun, near Wigton: Mr William Stockdale.
Last Sun, after a short illness: Miss Senhouse, daughter of Humphrey Senhouse Esq., of Nether-Hall.
Last Mon at Penrith: Mr Peter James, innkeeper.

From "JUSTICE", of Lorton, 4 Feb, addressed via the Editor to "the nameless Correspondent who appeared in your Paper of Saturday last."
..."Sir, while you affect to doubt the veracity of the Printer, the malevolence of your own heart is established" ...
"whatever doubts may be entertained about the quantum of criminality, in a certain transaction at Papcastle, the degree of your turpitude is sufficiently evident.
Malevolence dispenses with all decency and decorum, or the very great impropriety of publishing any opinion, whatever, on a pendent case, must have occurred to you- There are only a few months interposed between suspence and final judgment- let prejudice then be silent- The issue may retort your wanton and cruel sentence upon yourself, and, if you have really any feeling, cover you with confusion."
EDITOR'S COMMENT: "Fearful of having, already, offended several of our readers by being rather too forward in inserting, what might have been very well spared, on the melancholy affair at Papcastle, we beg leave to assure them, and our correspondents, that we will not, on any account, admit any thing further, on this disagreeable subject."

7 Feb 1778- SHIPPING:

31 Jan- Success, Casson, Kirkcudbright; James & Thomas, Benn, Londonderry; Nelly, Brown; Lovely Nelly, Postlethwaite; Assistance, Farish, Dublin; Bolton, Watson, Cork; Seaflower, Robinson, Workington
1 Feb- Peggy & Mally, Kimmins, Liverpool
2 Feb- Jenny, Irven, Skinburness; Prince Wales, Briggs, Dublin; Delight, Matthews, Lancaster
3 Feb- Duchess, Gordon, Peelafouther; Eagle Packet, Maxwell, Isleman; Kitty, Agnew, Stranraer
4 Feb- Heart of Oak, Curwen, Chester; Sally, Casson, Workington; Hector, Pearson, Dublin

31 Jan- Industry, Howard, Isleman
1 Feb- Brothers, Linn, Drogheda; Mayflower, Ainsby, Dublin; Richardson, Hogg, Cork
2 Feb- Laurel, Stuart, Cork; Kitty, Fisher, Dublin


27 Jan- Betty, Stamper, Belfast; Providence, Brockbank; Love, Lawrence; Liberty, Yoward; Active, Allison, Dublin; Swift, Callow, Douglas
30 Jan- Lowther, Lawrence; Triton, Marshall, Whitehaven; Nelly, Burnet, Harrington; Peggy, Hayston, Kirkcudbright; Bella, Simond, Fleet
31 Jan- Dove, Hargrove, Dundalk; Mally, Jackson, Harrington; Eleanor, Hargrove, Kinsale; Bella, Crosthwaite, Parton
1 Feb- Pallas, Kelsick, Belfast; Martin, Bowes, Cork
2 Feb- Unity, Westray, Dublin
3 Feb- Rose, Steel, Dublin
4 Feb- Vine, Martindale, Dublin

26 Jan- Mally, Casson, Maryport
1 Feb- Farmer, Stockdale; Felicity, Atkinson; Vigilant, Wilson; Diligence, Richardson; Liffey, Bacon; Sally, Casson; George, Clark; Portland, Milliken; Mary, Barnes, Dublin


29 Jan- Nancy, Collin, Cork; Sally, Bell, Dublin
30 Jan- Draper, Carter, Dublun
1 Feb- Duke, Fletcher, Drogheda
2 Feb- Experiment, Collin, Dublin; Mally, Carson, Workington
3 Feb- Patience, Martindale, Douglas; Jenny, Jackson, Cork

30 Jan- Friends, Carson, Dublin
31 Jan- Kirkham, Bone; Ann, Cartmell; Agnes & Betty, Hayton; Hope, Inman, Dublin
1 Feb- Thomas, Barton; Mary, Waite, Dublin
2 Feb- Griffin, Potts; Forrester, Turner; Rachael & Mary, Smith; Thomas & Hannah, Wilson, Dublin

14 Feb 1778:

As in previous issues:
Wigton fairs
John Irwin, tinman & brazier
Quarries to let near Maryport
Bookings for Lowther & Senhouse & Bolton
Westmorland Shire Halls contracts
Specific Drops sold by A. Coutts
[New and Complete System of Geography partwork]
[New Complete Dictionary of Arts & Sciences partwork: updated advert]
[Chambers' Cyclopaedia partwork]

For sale: "The Good Snow JOHN", at Chester [details given]. Enquiries in Whitehaven to Mr Joseph Harriman.

To let by auction at the house of Richard Noble in Borrowbridge, 3 Mar, 10am to 2pm: tolls for 1 year from May-Day next on the turnpike roads from Kendal to Appleby and to Brough, at the toll-gates called Burrall's-Gate (let last year for £25/5/0), Borrowbridge-Gate (last year £130) and Kirkby-Stephen-Gate (last year £50/15/0). Successful bidders must give security for payment of the rent. John Bowness, clerk to the trustees of the said roads, 2 Feb 1778.

For sale by auction at Lancaster, 2 Mar: 23 hogsheads of prize tobacco [further details given; NB- this official announcement is placed at the head of the news column]

14 Feb 1778- NEWS:
Prices at the Corn Market in Carlisle last Sat: wheat 14s to 16/6; rye 9/6 &10/6; barley 8s & 8/4; oats 5/2 & 5/4; white pease 16s; grey pease 8/6; beans 10/6.

Fri last week: A smuggling smack was captured off the Galloway coast [details given]. The master, one Morrison, "was formerly master of a smuggling smack, called the Kitty, taken a few years ago" by the Whitehaven Revenue vessels.

[Place unspecified, probably Whitehaven]: "An honest country woman, having a quantity of her last year's salt butter on hand, and willing to make the best of a bad article, after forming it into pieces nearly of a pound weight, and covering each over with as much fresh butter as made them full pounds, would have sold the composition, on Thursday last, for 7d. per pound, however the cheat was discovered, and the fair dealer hissed out of the market without being able to dispose of more than one of her seven pennyworths, the price of which she was obliged to refund."

"A correspondent at Kirbystephen advises, that the ages of the postmaster of that place, with his wife, and postboy, make together 240 years."

Last week at Abbey-Church, by the Rev. Mr Kay: Mr William Holliday of Mary-Port & Miss Agnes Taylor of Hightown.
Last Tue at Cockermouth Church: Mr Charles Studholm & Miss Barbara Scurr.

Last Sat at Penrith, in his 22nd year: Mr Samuel Bird, son of the late Mr Robert Bird of Hay-Close, Cumberland; "he was a young man of an affable disposition, which makes him sincerely regretted by all his friends and acquaintance"
Last Mon, in St. James' Street, Whitehaven: Mrs Frances Fisher, wife of Mr William Fisher
Last Tue, at Cockermouth: Mr James Pearson, shaloon weaver
Last Tue: Mrs Mary Peele, wife of Mr Joseph Peele of Cockermouth

"On the Spirit of CONTRADICTION in WOMEN" by "a LADY" (addressed to the Chronicle).
"IF Contradiction reigns through all the sex,
What man, with woman, would himself perplex?
Leave trifles then, to higher objects soar,
And, on our faults and foibles, think no more.
IF Contradiction reign in female breast,
'Tis asked, Why fondly she's by man caress'd?
The poorest wit the reason can devise,
He drinks intoxication from her eyes."

14 Feb 1778- SHIPPING:

6 Feb- Happy Return, Roberts, Bristol
7 Feb- Richmond, Smithson; Betsy, Armstrong; Love, Machel; Mally & Peggy, Walker; William, Pennyman, Dublin; John, Rudd, Wigton; Ann, Rudd, Corke; James & Ann, Bouskill, Peelafouther
9 Feb- Friends, Fisher, Londonderry; Saltom, Dawson, Waterford
10 Feb- Peggy, Stuart, Whithorn; Felicity, Monkhouse; Prosperity, Piper; John & Mary, Mayson; Commerce, Robinson, Dublin; Peter, Cowart, Duddon; Brothers, Linn, Drogheda
11 Feb- Patience, Moor, Kingsail; Ceres, Moor, Corke
12 Feb- Eagle Packet, , Isleman; Kitty, Jones, Duddon; Dumfries, McWhirr, Liverpool; Juno, Jackson, Dublin; Speedwell, Griffis, Bristol
13 Feb- Friendship, Pearson, Balgriggan; Thomas, Carrel, Newry; Open Boat, Curwen, Isleman

7 Feb- Delight, Matthews, Kirkcudbright; Jenny, Irven, Carlisle
8 Feb- Peggy & Mally, Kimmins, Dumfries
9 Feb- Hussar, Gurley, Seas; Eagle Packet, Maxwell, Isleman; Success, Casson, Kirkcudbright
11 Feb- Commerce, Robinson, Parton; Hearts of Oak, Curwen, Workington


8 Feb- Commerce, Burrel, Belfast; Betsy, Yoward, Dublin
10 Feb- Ann & Mary, Lowes, Dumfries; Hawk, Smith, Dublin
11 Feb- Heart of Oak, Curwen, Whitehaven
12 Feb- Vulcan, Harrison, Liverpool

11 Feb- Peter, Brown; Lowther, Lawrence, Dublin
12 Feb- Mary, Pearson; Triton, Martindale, Dublin; Bolton, Scott, Chepstow


8 Feb- Neptune, Wilson, Dublin
9 Feb- Diligence, Thompson, Dublin
10 Feb- Losh, Key, Dublin; Industry, Key, Whitehaven

Sun, 01.00am; 01.22pm
Mon, 01.43am, 02.05pm
Tue, 02.26am, 02.47pm
Wed, 03.08am, 03.30pm
Thu, 03.52am, 04.14pm
Fri, 04.37am, 05.00pm
Sat, 05.24am, 05.48pm

21 Feb 1778:

As in previous issues:
Quarries near Maryport to let
Bookings for Lowther & Senhouse & Bolton
John Irwin, tinman & brazier
Panacea for the itch sold by A. Coutts
Numbered list of medicines etc. from A. Coutts
[Tobacco for sale at Lancaster]
[John for sale at Chester]
[New Complete Dictionary of Arts & Sciences partwork]

[New book "The New Good Samaritan: or, Domestic Practical Physician, wrote in English" by S. Freeman MD]

[New partwork "The Holy Bible in Easy Verse" by John Fellows (16 weekly numbers, first part 6d)]

[New partwork "The Nonconformist's Memorial" by Dr Calamy, revised by Samuel Palmer (27 weekly numbers, first part 6d)]

"JOHN BUSHBY, Sheriff-clerk of Dumfries, is desired to provide a few soldiers for the honourable Captain THOMAS MAITLAND'S Company, in Lord SEAFORTH's Regiment, and a few Sailors for the Borwick Man of War, commanded by the honourable KEITH STEWART." [further details of service conditions, rewards etc. given] "Seamen at Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport, inclined to serve on board the Borwick may apply to Mr. JAMES SPEDDING, in Whitehaven." [This official announcement placed at head of news column]

21 Feb 1778- NEWS:
"The armed vessels belonging to this and the neighbouring ports, have distinguished themselves in a very particular manner, since the commencement of the present rebellion; as a fresh instance of which, the Hartley, Capt. Jackson, a Letter of Marque, belonging to this port, in her passage from Pensacola to the Bay of Honduras, fell in with an American sloop privateer, of ten guns, off Cape Antonio, which she engaged; but, the privateer not liking her reception, after a short contest, thought proper to hawl her wind and sheer off.- Capt. Jackson mentions, that he believes her to be the same privateer which some time ago cut two brigs and a sloop out of the Bay; (as mentioned in the papers) and that after these unwelcome visitants had taken possession of the vessels, they were so bold as to go on shore and regale themselves, and told the inhabitants they would pay them another visit shortly."

"Last week a sow, belonging to Mr. Shaw of Lindale, near Dalton, not exceeding thirteen inches in height, farrowed seventeen pigs, an instance of fecundity rarely to be met with in much larger creatures of that species."

Mon last week: "as a woman was assisting to run a cart into a cart-house, at Greedy-gate, near Broughton, she dropped down and expired immediately.
- Same day, as George Bellhall, of Moss-house, in the parish of Kerby, was going home from the smithy, he dropped down and expired.
- And on Saturday night last, while Matthew Coward, of Little-Mill, near Dalton, was at supper, he dropped down and expired with the meat in his mouth."

Last Mon, at St. James's church, Whitehaven: Mr John Fisher of Whitehaven & Miss Ruth Iredale of Whittrigg in Torpenhow.
Last week at Dalton church: Mr John Hull, age 50, & Miss Geldert "in her teens, an agreeable young Lady, with a handsome fortune."
Lately: Mr Clement Mossop, of Boon-Wood in Ponsonby, & Miss Jane Mossop, of Pear-Ling in the same parish.

Last Sun, at Nether-End, near Whitehaven: Mr John Ponsonby, "one of the people called Quakers".
Last Mon at Drigg: William Singleton esq.
Last week at Ulverstone: Mrs Postlethwaite (wife of William Postlethwaite, ironmonger of that place), "greatly respected and much lamented".
A few days ago at Mosses, in Arlecdon: Mrs Jane Watson
Last week at Green How, Abbey Holme, in his 90th year: Mr John Draper
Last Tue in Scotch-street, Whitehaven, age 84: Mr Joseph Frears
Last Wed at his house in Scotch-street, Whitehaven, in his 69th year: Mr John Knaile, formerly a captain in the Virginia trade, "much etseemed and greatly regretted"
Lately at Hunter-How, Lamplugh, age 64: Mrs Jane Bowman, wife of Mr Bowman of that place

"A THOUGHT on LIFE" by H.W. of Whitehaven.
Also, reprinted from the General Evening Post (14 Feb) a song based on "Hearts of Oak", about "Lancashire lads" volunteering to fight the American rebels.

LETTER: From H. Hall MD, Kirkbride, dated 16 Feb [sequel to letter in 24 Jan issue]:
"It is a well known truth, that nervous disorders, like the nerves themselves, are but little understood- their causes often hard to investigate- the remedies seldom adequate or uncertain. From the following case, which was purely spasmodic, I think it appears not improbable, that what a fever is to the blood- convulsions are to the nervous system; and both only efforts of nature to remove whatever is injurious to either; tho' she often sinks under her own exertions.
A young healthy girl, ten years of age, in the neighbourhood of W______n, was seized, with a pain at her stomach, which, at times, affected her head- she took a gentle puke and the pain abated, or she concealed it, as having an aversion to medicine- instead of growing better, as expected, she grew remarkably dull, at intervals, and weary of her companions. One day while her mother was endeavouring to divert her moping mood, she dropped down on a sudden, as if dead, her eyes half closed, her breathing suspended, &c. and after continuing a few minutes in this insensible situation, she recovered without any complaint or seeming concern on her part. The fits continued in this manner, at uncertain intervals, near a week, then grew worse and more frequent, attended with a shaking or trembling of the limbs, &c. as in the epilepsy. One evening, during the paroxysm, she became extremely delirious, and her convulsive motions so very strong, two grown up persons could scarce keep her in bed- after a little abatement of the fit, she was observed moving a pin in her mouth, which was taken away without any concern or surprize- the remission was short; a second fit came on, tho' not so violent as the preceding, and, upon its going off, a second pin was spied upon her tongue and taken out. Upon this, the mother examined her mouth, lest some more might be lodged about the gums, or other parts, but found none. After the second pin came away, she became quite sensible, and passed the night tolerable easy and composed. In the morning she was seized again with convulsions, tho' les severe than before, and, as the paroxysm abated, she cried to her mother, there was another pin in her mouth, which was readily found and removed- that day, and the night following, passed without any particular complaint, and took food with some degree of relish, which she had not done for many days before. Some time the next night, had a slight return of her convulsions, and the moment they abated, she told her mother there was another pin coming out of her head, and she brought it away with her own hand- From this hour the spasms entirely ceased, but, for a day or two after, she complained of a pricking pain in her throat, which her mother often carefully inspected and at length espied the point of a pin peeping up near the root of her tongue, which I extracted with the forceps- having thu got quit of the fifth pin, by the mere efforts of nature, she recovered her health and spirits perfectly well in a few days."

21 Feb 1778- SHIPPING:

14 Feb- Mally, Caffrey, Dublin; Peggy, Ramsey, Larne; Grizie, Cracket, Water Ore; Content, Bouch, Kirkcudbright
15 Feb- Jenny, Irven; Birmingham, Dockrey, Carlisle; Providence, Brown; Seahorse, Kirkpatrick, Dumfries; Lynx, Bell, Seas; Dido, Telford; Peggy, Richardson, Glasgow; Betty, Williams, Skinburness; Littledale, Kelsick, Corke; Bolton, Scott, Workington
16 Feb- Jenny & Betty, Bell; Betty, Fearon, Carlisle; Nancy, Spedding, Workington; Mally, Mitchinson, Maryport
17 Feb- Success, Casson, Kirkcudbright; Sophia, Smith, Strangford
18 Feb- Delight, Matthews, Dumfries; Betty, Hunter, Maryport
19 Feb- John & Betty, Lowes, Harrington; Industry, Howard, Isleman
20 Feb- Prosperous, Ainsley, Killough; Mary & Betty, Jackson, Isleman

13 Feb- Peggy, Stuart, Whithorn
18 Feb- Betty, Wood; Olive Branch, Angus; Grece, Brownrigg; Lark, Anderson; Hartley, Fanning; Thomas, Westray; Allison, Adamson; Good Intent, Matthews; Mary, Doyle; Industry, Cragg; Bella, Steele; Seaflower, Robinson; James & Thomas, Benn; Nancy, Robbs; Radcliffe, Hodgson; Happy Return, Roberts; Chriswell, Johnson; Senhouse, Watson; Powell, Huddleston; Dallomtower, Fell, Dublin; Mary Ann, Robinson, Belfast; Granville, Williams, Newry; Bolton, Scott, Chepstow; Grizie, Cracket; Rigby, Losh, Liverpool; Peter, Cowart, Duddon; Brothers, Lynn, Drogheda; Kitty, Agnew, Stranraer; Eagle Packet, Maxwell; Open Boat, Cowan, Isleman
19 Feb- Hector, Pearson; Sally, Casson; Echo, Allison; John & Thomas, Yowart, Dublin; Fair Nelly, Hodge, Belfast; Peggy, Kelly, Donnaghadee; Birmingham, Dockray, Carlisle
20 Feb- Dumfries, McWhirr, Dumfries; John, Rudd, Wigton; James & Ann, Bouskell, Kirkcudbright


13 Feb- Nancy, Davis; Vigilant, Wilson, Belfast; William, Hudson; Seaton, Cragg, Corke
16 Feb- Tryal, Briggs, Dumfries; Charming Jenny, Casson, Kirkcudbright

13 Feb- Martin, Bowes; Hope, Ben, Dublin
16 Feb- Henry, Bell; Speedwell, Jackson; Venus, Messenger; Betty, Stamper, Dublin
17 Feb- Mary, Bailey; Industry, Hayston; Friends, Fearon, Dublin; Bounty, Tomelly, Strangford
18 Feb- John & Betty, Graves, Harrington; Union, Wiley, Newry


8 Feb- Jane, Harris, Dublin
9 Feb- Ranger, Graham, Kirkcudbright; Ann & Mary, Scrugham, Porteferry
10 Feb- Royal Oak, Gibson, Dublin
12 Feb- Glory's Increase, Marshall, Dublin
13 Feb- Mermaid, Briscoe; Friendship, Lister, Belfast
14 Feb- Welcome, Osborne, Dublin; Betty, Allen, Donnaghadee
15 Feb- Thomas, Heslop, Dumfries; Tryal, Holliday; Liverpool, Goffock, Dumfries

2 Feb [=9?]- Ranger, Graham Kirkcudbright
11 Feb- Mally, Casson, Dumfries
16 Feb- Mally, Bone, Whitehaven; Ann & Francis, Borriskell; George & Charlotte, Fearon; Morning Star, Messenger; Nelson, Baylis, Dublin
18 Feb- Bella, Thursby; Royal Bounty, Thompson; Plain Dealer, Thompson, Dublin

Sun, 06.13am, 06.39pm
Mon, 07.05am, 07.31pm
Tue, 07.57am, 08.24pm
Wed, 08.50am, 09.17pm
Thu, 09.43am, 10.09pm
Fri, 10.34am, 11.00pm
Sat, 11.25am, 11.51pm

28 Feb 1778:

As in previous issues:
John Irwin, tinman & brazier
Soldiers & sailors wanted at Dumfries
Contracts for Westmorland Shire Halls
Bookings for Lowther & Senhouse and Bolton
Turlington's Original Balsam of Life sold by A. Coutts
Fothergel's Drops sold by A. Coutts
[The New Good Samaritan book]
[New & Complete System of Geography partwork]
[Holy Bible in verse partwork]

To let, entry Whitsuntide: a "Well accustomed" public house in Chapel-Street, Whitehaven, opposite the New-Market. Has 2 front parlours, large dining room, several lodging rooms, kitchen, pantries, brewhouse, "Tobacco and House Cellars", stable & other conveniences, plus a large piece of ground behind. Now occupied by Mr Henry Coupland; details from Dr Joshua Dixon.

Mr Hadwen's ball will take place in the Theatre on Roper-Street, Whitehaven, 6 Mar, 6pm. Tickets from Mr Hadwen's house in Duke-Street; J. Ware & Sons, printers in King-Street, or A. Coutts, "at the Printing-Office, in the Market-Place". Mr Hadwen also advises his friends that he proposes opening his school in Kendal on 23 Mar, "when he humbly hopes for a Continuance of their favours". Dated 28 Feb, Whitehaven.

Official notice, 23 Feb: deserted yesterday from a recruiting party of Col. John McKenzie's (Lord Mcleod's) Regiment, at Carlisle: John Esck, age 25, 5ft 7in, light complexion, short brown hair, grey eyes, "a large Cut on his Forehead, and a small Piece of Skin cut out of either his Right or Left Hand". Says he was born in Dunnerdale parish, Lancs. Wore when he deserted "a suit of Fustain or Thickset Cloaths, with white solid Metal Buttons, grey Thread Stockings, a cocked Hat, light coloured Duffle big Coat, with a Neck of the same Colour." "Whoever will apprehend the said Deserter, and give Information thereof, either to Ensign SIBBALD, of the above Regiment, or to Ensign Johnstone, of the 38th Regiment, now in Carlisle and lodge him in any of his Majesty's Goals, shall receive Two Guineas, over and above what is allowed by Act of Parliament".

Just published, and sold by A. Coutts, printer & bookseller in Whitehaven: "The Blessedness of those who die in the Lord. A SERMON Occasioned by the DEATH of THOMAS BENSON Esq; Of CARLISLE" by Robert Miln AM. Demy quarto, 6d, published by T. Slack, Newcastle upon Tyne.

28 Feb 1778- NEWS:
Last Sat: Grain prices at Carlisle; wheat 16s & 18s per bushel; rye 10/6 & 11/6; barley 8s & 8/6; oats 5s & 5/6; white pease 16s; grey pease 8s; beans 9/6.

Fri last week: "at Wigton Fair, there was a very great shew of horses and horned cattle, most of which sold at high prices; and, it is believed, from its eligible situation, the fertility of the country around, and the good accommodations for dealers, that the Fair at Wigton will, in a few years, become one of the best in the North of England, for horses and horned cattle."

3 Feb: The Whitehaven vessels George and Martha were contacted 40 leagues from Sandy-Hook, with a prize schooner they had taken and were leading to New York, plus a French brig (loaded with clothes, arms etc.) captured by the Pole of Liverpool, which had parted from the Whitehaven vessels the day before. All well, on course for New York.
The Whitehaven vessel Hawke (Capt. Coupland) arrived at New York on 9 Jan.
The Whitehaven vessel Mercury (Birket) has arrived at New York.
The Whitehaven vessel Dunmore (Capt. Lowes) has arrived at Dover.

Mon evening: The Hannah (Capt. Henry Mossop), bound from Cork to Londonderry carrying oatmeal and potatoes, while attempting to enter the port of Whitehaven, "was forced behind the Bulwark, the wind blowing strong at N.W. but by taking out part of her cargo, she got off last Thursday, without having received any considerable damage.- In endeavouring to bring the above vessel into port, Laughlin Doyle and Jorn Turner, unhappily perished, by the harbour boat oversetting- the three others providentially escaped, two by catching hold of the boat, and the third by swimming, who was taken up almost spent- though Doyle and Turner were not above ten minutes in the water, every attempt to restore them proved fruitless, the latter has left a wife and several small small children."

Tue evening: the Jenny (Capt. Robert Wishart)) bound from Waterford to Greenock carrying bread, biscuits, beef, pork and salt, while attempting to enter the port of Whitehaven, when the wind was "blowing strong at North West", "was cast on the foundations of the North Wall and bulged, where she has been obliged to unload."

Whitehaven: "The weather here for this week has been excessive cold, with strong gales of wind at North West- yesterday the wind came about to the Southward, and we had a great fall of snow; in the evening a thaw came on, and continued all last night, notwithstanding which a considerable quantity of snow still lies on the ground."

Mon last week: "some villains got over the wall into a yard belonging to the Rev. the Dean of Carlisle, and took from an out-house, nine hens and a cock, also a cloth used in dressing corn, with which they got off undiscovered; but a suspicion arising, on Tuesday night search was made in the house of a Mary Haugh, where a hen was found roasting at the fire, and, on further search, a turkey, six dead hens and a cock, together with half of the cloth, were discovered and sworn to by several servants; upon which Mary Haugh and a man called William Husk, were secured; on the day following they were examined, and no proof appearing against Husk he was discharged, but Haugh was committend to gaol."

Whitehaven: "Yesterday being the day appointed, by Proclamation, for the General Fast, the same was observed here with great attention and solemnity; the several Churches, and other places of public worship, notwithstanding the excessive severity of the weather, were considerably crowded."

Penrith, 27 Feb: The General Fast "was observed in this Town, with becoming solemnity. In the morning, the Rev. Mr. Cowper preached an excellent sermon, to a numerous congregation, from Joel I, xiv. Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly. It is but justice to observe, that the subject was exceedingly well adapted to the occasion. In the discourse, he took an opportunity of recommending it to the Churchwardens, to make a collection, immediately after the sermon, for the relief of the poor, which was accordingly done, and generously contributed to. This instance of charity will be comfortably experienced by the poor of this parish, especially at this severe season, and will secure, to the benevolent promoters thereof, the inward satisfaction arising from relieving the wants of the distressed."

This morning, at Ashdale [i.e. Eskdale] church, by the Rev Mr Marshall: Mr Isaac Atkinson of Salla-Field in St. Bridget's parish, & Miss Sally Russel of Longrigg-Green in Ashdale "an agreeable young Lady with a genteel fortune".
Last Sun: Mr Gerard Dixon, grocer of Lowther-street, Whitehaven, & Miss Jane Topping of Schoolhouse-lane
This morning at St. James's church, Whitehaven: Mr James Watson, merchant of Whitehaven, & Miss Fanny Wilson, youngest daughter of the late Capt. Allan Wilson.

Last week at Carlisle: Mrs Martha Pears, widow of the late Alderman Pears of Carlisle.
Last Mon, at the house of her son-in-law Mr Joseph Cook in Charles-street, in her 90th year: Mrs Jane Nicholson, widow of the late Mr Jonathan Nicholson of Priss-Gill near Whitehaven.
Last Wed, at the house of Mr John Cook in Scotch Street, Whitehaven: Capt. William Mason of the John and Mary.
Lately at Stavely in Westmorland: Mr John Dalton, cooper of Windy Brow, near Keswick.
Last Thu, at his house in Marlborough Street, Whitehaven: Mr John Jackson, former mercer and draper or Whitehaven, "much respected".
This morning, at the Rising Sun, near Whitehaven Custom House, in her 63rd year: Mrs Robinson, widow of the late Mr Thomas Robinson, shoe maker, "greatly esteemed and regretted".


28 Feb 1778- SHIPPING:

20 Feb- Dove, Dargue, Londonderry
21 Feb- Wells, Collins, Waterford; Ann, Watson, Belfast; Eagle Packet, Maxwell, Isleman
22 Feb- Content, Woodell, Dublin; Orange, Losh, Waterford
23 Feb- Mary & Betty, Boadle, Waterford; Caezar, Huddleston, Dublin; Truelove, Curwen; Hannah, Mossop, Cork
24 Feb- Liberty, Wilkes, Drogheda; Jenny, Wishart, Waterford; Plain Dealer, Thompson, Maryport
26 Feb- Hannah, McCreedy, Whithorn
27 Feb- Mary, Conkey, Dundalk; Boscowen, Smith, Carlisle

20 Feb- John & Betty, Lowes, Harrington
21 Feb- John, Rudd, Wigton; Jenny Irven, Skinburness
22 Feb- Success, Casson, Kirkcudbright
26 Feb- Benn, McMellon, Dublin


19 Feb- Nelly, Teare, Fleet; Chedwick, Burrow, Obon
20 Feb- Jenny & Betty, Bell, Whitehaven
21 Feb- George, Clark, Drogheda
22 Feb- Farmer, Stockdale, Derbyhaven; Musgrave, Sibson, Waterford
23 Feb- Speedwell, Lawrence, Waterford
25 Feb- Bellona, Kelsick, Drogheda

Sun, 12.07am, 12.16pm
Mon, 12.41am, 01.06pm
Tue, 01.32am, 01.58pm
Wed, 02.24am, 02.51pm
Thu, 03.18am, 03.46pm
Fri, 04.14am, 04.43pm
Sat, 05.12am, 05.41pm

With thanks to my brother-in-law!