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The Weekly Journal : Or British Gazetteer Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestic

31/03/1722

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Date of Article: 31/03/1722
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OR, British Gazetteer. Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1722. A. D. 1331. King Ed- ward marched with a mighty Host into Scotland, from whence for want of Victuals he was forced in a short Time after to return, without the Honour of any Atchievement, the Scots also following him at the Heels, and so suddenly assailing him, that he was forced to leave his Treasure and Furniture for Pillage to them. But by Reason of the Interdict which thc Pope had put the Scots under in Favour of the English a Truce was made betwixt the two Nations for thirteen Years; which being confirmed, Edward took his Pro. gress through the Counties of York and Lancaster, and Marches of Wales, from whence the late Seditions had their Nourishments; there punishing many severely. Amongst the rest, he caused Andrew de Herkly to be degraded, hanged, drawn and quartered, for trayterously taking part with the Scots. _ Whilst these Things were acting, young Roger Mor- timer, having corrupted his Keepers, or potion'd them with a sleepy Drink, escaped out of the Tower, getting over into France. The Spencers, Father and Son; one created Earl of Winchester, the other of Gloucester, be- haved themselves exceeding lordly, even to the Queen herself, whose Maintenance they abridged to advance their own Wealth. Many Nobles thac had been engaged in the Barons Quarrel, they put to such excessive Rates for purchasing the King's Favour again, that utterly im- poverished them. Adam, Bishop of Hereford, and Henry, Bishop of Lincoln, for the same Cause they deprived of all their Temporalities. But the Queen and discontented Nobles resolve to clear themselves of the Spencers; to which End the Queen procured Aids out of Hainault and Germany, and uniting them with the Barons Forces, marched against the King, who found but few Friends, because of the mortal Hatred that the People generally did bear to the Spencers- The Queen, lying with the Army at Oxford, caused the whole University to be cal- led together: When in the Presence of the Queen, Prince Roger Mortimer, and other Nobles, the Bishop of Here- ford preached unto them from that Text, 2 Kings iv. 19. My head my head aketh ; Delivering to them the Reasons of the Queen's coming with her Army ; concluding tHat an aking and sick Head of a Kingdcm was to be taken off and not t0 be tamPered with by any other physick. The Londoners stood high for the Queen and Barons, cutting off the Bishop of Exeter's Head, whom the King had left Guardian of London. The Tower they gained into their Possession, proclaimed John of eltham Custos of the City and whole Land , set at Li- berty all Prisoners. The Queen did the like through, out all the Realm ; by her Order also all banished Men Were revoked, whereby no small Encrease was brought to the Barons Forces From Oxford the Queen marched t0 Bristol, which she besieged and took, and therein hugh Spencer the Elder, whom she caused, without Price Three Half Pence. any Form of Tryal, to be cut up alive and quartered, having been first at the Clamours of the common Peo- ple drawn and hanged in his proper Armories. The unfortunate King being now fOrsaken of almost all his English Subjects, after much wandering, intruded him- self with the Welsh, ( who still loved him) lying hid in the Abbey of Nearh, till at length, after much search, he was found out, and with him young le Spencer, Ro- bert Baldock, Chancellor, and Simon de Reading, were taken. King Edward was conveyed to Kenelworth- Castle, the Lords to Hereford, where the Queen lay with her Host. Spencer and Simon de Reading were condemned to Death by William Trussel, and were both ignominiously hanged. the distressed King being now • shut up in Prison, and without hopes of any Redemption, after he had been much sollicited, at last yielded to resign the Crown to his Son Edward ; which being granted by the King, the Lords forthwith proceed to the short Ceremonies of his Resignation, chiefly consisting in the Surrender of his Crown and Ensigns of Majesty, to the Use of his Son Prince Edward; Sir William Trussel thereupon, in the Behalf of the whole Realm, renounced all Homage and Allegiance to the Lord Edward of Caer- narvan, late King, in these Words ; ' I William Trussel, ' in the Name of all Men of the Land of England, and ' of all the Parliament Procurator, resign to thee Edward, ' the Homage that was made to thee sometime, and ' from this Time forward I defy thee, and deprive thee ' of all Power Royal; and I shall never be tendant on ' thee after this Time, A. D. 1327. His Wife was Isabel, Daughter to Philip the Fair, King of France, and Sister to Lewis Hutton, Philip the Young, and Charles the Fair, all Kings of France. His Issue was Edward of Windsor, so sir- named, because born at Windsor and John of Eltham, born at Eltham in Kent; Joan, married, to David Bruce, Prince of Scotland ; Eleanor married to Reynold Earl of Gilder. In the fourth Year of this King's Reign, a Baker named John of Stratford, for making Bread lesser than the Assize, was with a Fool's Hood, and Loaves of Bread about his Neck, drawn on a Hurdle thro' the Streets of London. So terrible a Famine was in England, that upon St. Laurence Eve, there was scarce Bread to be got for Susten- tation of the King's Houshold, so great a Mortality like- wise accompanying this Dearth, that the Living were scarce sufficient to bury the Dead. In the Time of Scarcity, the King set forth an Order, That Wheat should be sold in the Market at Eleven Shillings the Quarter ; a fat Ox stalled or Corn fed, at Twenty four Shillings ; a fat Hog of two Years old, at Three Shillings Four Pence ; a fat Hen for a Penny; and Twenty four Eggs for a Penny : But Victuals thereby become so scarce in the Markets, that this Order was revoked, and the People left to sell as they could. Merton College in Oxford, brought forth in this King's, and his Son Edward's Reign, those Four Lights of Learning; namely, John Duns, called Scotus the Subtile, who in a Fit of the Apoplexy, ' tis said, was bu- ried alive ; Bradwardine the Profound ; Ocham the In- vincible, and Burlie the Perspicuous. And as some say, Baconthorp the Resolute, was of the same College. Now was the Knights- Templars Order universally ex- tinguished. w GREAT BRITAIN. The Continuation of the Life of EDWARD the IId. King of England. The Continuation of the Tryal of the Regicides. Thomas Wait would have distingush'd his Case from the rest, but at length pleaded Not Guilty, Hugh Peters being arraign'd, pleaded Not Guilty, and desir'd to be try'd by the Word of God ; but by the Direction of the Court he afterwards said, by God and the Country. . .. Daniel Axtel being arraign d, objected to the Juris- diction of the Court, and said, If the Indictment was for putting the King to Death, it was done by Act of Parliament, and no inferior Court ought to judge of that Matter : But he was prevail'd upon at last to plead Not Guilty, and put himself upon his Country. Then the Court adjourn'd till the next Day. _ octob 11, 1660. The Court being set, Thomas Har- rison, Adrian Scroop, John Caiew, John Jones, Gregory Clement, and Thomas Scot, were set to the Bar. But not agreeing in their Challenges, First Mr. Harrison was brought upon his Tryal, who having challeng'd thirty five peremptorily, at length the following Gentlemen were sworn : Bell, Samuel Harris, Thomas Snow, John Nichol, Thomass Morris, George Pickering. Sir Thomas Allen, John Lisle, Thomas Franklin, Richard Nichol, Samuel Greenhill, Edward Rolph, The Jury being sworn and charg'd with the Prisoner, Mr. Kelynge open'd the Indictment. Then Sir Heneage Finch, his Majesty's Solicitor- Ge- neral, shew'd the aggravating Circumstances this Crime was attended with : He said that they this Day brought before their Lordships into Judgment the Murderers of a King, and that the very Thoughts of such an Attempt had in all Ages and Nations been held to be a most un- pardonable treason, and that to doubt or hesitate in Point of Allegiance, was direct Treason and Apostacy. And Kings, who were God's Vicegerents on Earth, had thus far kind of Resemblance of the Divine Majesty, that their subject stood accountable to them for the very Thoughts of their hearts. That it was the Thoughts of the Heart that made the Treason, the Overt. Act was but an Evidence of it : And the Reason of this Care and Caution was because on the Prince's Life depended the Preservation of our Religion and Govern- ment, and every Thing that was valuable, as had been lately verified by sad Experience, when that King, whose Blood they were then making Inquisition for, was un- timely taken away, for then Religion and Justice lay buried in the same Grave with him ; nor did they re- vive till the miraculous return of his present Majesty, • He said the Indictment was for compassing the King's Death ; the sitting upon him, judging and killing him, were but so many Overt Acts ; and if they prov'd any one of, them against the Prisoner, he was as guilty in Law as if he had given the fatal Stroke : Nay, if they could prove an Overt Act not laid in the Indictment, such as the crying out Justice, Justice! or preaching to go on in this pious Work, or perpetrate any other Act of all that catalogue of Villanies for which their Story would be for ever infamous; this might be given in Evidence to prove the compelling and imagining the King's Death. Then he recites the Transactions between the King and Parliament in 1648, and shews how most of the House were turn'd out by the Army, and a very small Number left, who took upon them to erect the High Court of Justice. Here he gives a brief Relation of the Proceeding' of that Court, and the dismal Conse- quences of their fatal sentence on the King. He goes on and says, That the Judges, Officers, and immediate Actors in this pretended Court were in Number eighty ; of whom twenty four or twenty five were dead and gone to their Place ; six or seven who were thought to have least Malice had their Lives spar'd, eighteen or nineteen were fled from Justice, and wander'd to and fro about the World with the Mark of Cain upon them, and a perpetual trembling, lest every eye that saw them, and every Hand that met them, should fall upon them ; and that twenty nine of these Regicides did now expect the Justice of the Court, and among them, the first who was brought to the Bar, was Har- rison, who well deserved to be the first, for he ( if C 3 1 9 $ ) any Person left alive might) ought to be stiled the Conductor and Leader in all this Bloody Work : That it was he who brought the King from Windsor, not did he then shew him common Civility ; that he sate upon the King, sentenc'd him, and sign'd, the Bloody Warrant for his Execution, and by his Demeanor ex- press'd a more than ordinary Malice. Sir Edward Turner having also observ'd the atrocious Quality of this Crime, the King's Council proceeded to call their Witnesses ; and first, Mr. George Masterson was sworn ; He depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner, Mr, Tho- mas Harrison, sit in that call'd the High Court of Ju- stice, upon the 27th of January, 1648, and that he saw Harrison stand up to express his Assent ( as the Deponent understood to the Sentence which the Clerk then read, and said was the Sentence of the whole Court. ' Mr. William Clerk was call'd : He depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner; Harrison, sit several Times in the Court of Justice, particularly on the 23d, and on the 27th of January ; which last was the Day of the Sentence. That the Members of the Court all rose up, but he did not then take par- ticular Notice of the Prisoner. Mr Stephen Kirk was call'd : He depos'd, that he took a Note of all that were present in the Court of Justice the 27th of January, being the Day of the Sentence, and the Prisoner, Har- rison, was then present, and all the Members stood up after reading the Sencence ( as the Deponenc through) to express their Assent to it, Mr James Natley was call'd: He depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner, Harrison, sit in the Court of Justice, as he remember'd, four seve- ral Days, and by his Book he found he was there the 27th, being the Day of Sentence; and that some few Days before that, there was a Committee of the Members sate in the Exchequer- Chamber, among whom was Harrison, the Prisoner ; that they were debating concerning the altering and contracting the Impeach- ment against the King ; and the Deponent heard Harri- son say, Gentlemen, It will be good for us to blacken him what we can ; pray let us blacken him, or to that Purpose : Aod that he heard Harrison telling the other Members, That when he was bringing the King to London, as he was in the Coach with him, the King ask'd, What they intend- ed to do with him. whether to Murder him or no ; and Harri- son said, he reply'd, There was no Intention to kill him, they had no such Thoughts, but the Lood hath reserv'd you for a publick Example of Justice. Mr. Coytmore was call'd : He depos'd, That he saw Harrison, the Prisoner, sit in the Courc of Justice once or twice ; and that he sat as one of the Judges, and not as a Spectator. Lord Newburgh sworn. He depos'd, That Harrison commanded the Party which brought the King from Hurst- Castle to London; that they call'd at his Majesty's Lodge of Bag- and shot where the Deponent then liv'd) by the Way; and when his Majesty went to Dinner there, Harrison gave Orders for placing the Centries; and when they set forward for Windsor, Harrison ordered several of his Officers to ride close to his Majesty, lest he should make his Escape. Then a Warrant for summoning the High- Court of Justice, and another Warrant for the Execution of his Majesty, sign'd by the Prisoner, Harrison, were pro- duced in Court, and his Hand WAS proved, both by Mr. Kirk and Mr. Farrington ; and Harrison afterwards ac- knowledg'd the Hand to be his in both the Instruments, and they were read in Court. Mr. Windham sum'd uP the Evidence for the King, and as he concluded, the Au- dience hum'd, which the Chief Baron told them, was not at all becoming the Gravity of chac Court, it more fit for a Stage- Play than a Courc of justice. To be continu'd. Maidstone, March 21. This Morning, about Eight, came on ths Cause be- tween the King and James Perch, a pretended Common- Council Man of Dover; ' twas by Information in the Nature of a Quo Warranto, to shew Cause why he as a Common- Council Man ; and upon hearing of the Merits of the Cause before my Ld. Chief Justice Prat, a Verdict Verdict Was given for the king ; upon which five other Tryals of the same Nature depended ; immediately af- ter which, came on the Trial between the King and John Hollingbery, to show Cause why he acted as Mayor of Dover, which lasted about four Hours ; and upon a full Hearing of the said Merits before my Lord Chief Justice , a Verdict was given for the King: And John Knott, Esq; who was elected May- or according to the ancient Constitution of the said Corporation, continues Mayor of the fame, to the very great Satisfaction of all Well- wishers to the Corporation. At the same Assizes, seven Persons received Sentence of Death ; one of which was respited before Judgment, and order'd for Transportation for 14 Years ; two were burnt in the Hand ; two Whipt ; and four more order'd for Execution. Thursday 7- Night came on at Stafford, the Election for Knights of the Shire to serve for that County ; where there was a great Appearance of Gentlemen, Clergy, and substantial Freeholders, and the Rt. Hon. the Ld. Paget, and the Hon. Wm. Leveson Gower the two worthy Members, who so faithfully, and so much to the gene- ral Satisfaction of the County,, represented the same, were chosen without Opposition. At the Assizes for Gloucestershire to Persons receiv'd Sentence of Death, seven for Burglary, John Coopey a Baker, for poysoning his Maid Servant, whom he had got with Child : James Woodward for the Highway, and William Stanmore for Horse stealing ; two Whipt, two burnt in the Hand, and six order'd for Transporta- tion. They write from Boston in New England of the 15th of January last, that Capt. Zachariah Tuthill, Gover- nor of Castle William, the chief Fort of that Province, died there some Days before, having enjoy'd that Post for 19 Years past, and had given universal Content to the Government, Country , and Soldiery, The Portugueze Man of War of 70 Guns, homeward bound from India, with a vast Treasure, had the Vice- roy of Goa on board, and was taken by two Pyrate Ships, one of 40 Guns, and the other of 36. The said Viceroy being afterwards ransom'd for 80oo Pieces of Eight, shipp'd himself a Passenger on board a French Merchant man bound to Port- Louis; and was parted with about a Month ago by the Sunderland East- India- man, lately arrived in the Downs. Monday the Archbishop of York set out for his Dio- cese. Sir Wm. Gage, Bart, and Robert Clifton, Esq; eldest Son of Sir Gervas Clifton, have lately renounced the Errors of the Church of Rome, and conform'd them. . selves to the Church of England. Last Saturday Night the Printer and Publisher of the' Freeholders Journal were taken into Custody of a Mes- senger, for the Supplement to that Paper publish'd last Friday; and the Messenger of the Press was sent to the Pamphlet- Shops, to seize all fuch Copies of it as he should find. They write from Edinburgh, that the Lady Polwarth, Lady to his Excellency the Lord Polwarth, Ambassador Extraordinary, and Plenipotentiary for his Majesty. at the Treaty of Cambray, was bury'd there. Sunday last being a solemn Festival and Collar Day, the Sovereign, and such of the Knights Companions of the Garter as were at Court, wore the Collar belonging to their Order. His Grace the Duke of Argyle carried the Sword of State, and the Rt Rev. Lord Bishop of Durham preach'd before His Majesty, and their Royal Highnesses, at the Chappel Royal Some Days ago died at his House in Conduit- Street, Francis Barker, Esq; who was married to the Lady Ka- therine Sidney, Sister to the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Lei- cester. We hear from Taunton in Somersetshire. that the E- lection for that Borough came on Wednesday Morning, and lasted till Thursday in the Afternoon ; and that not. withstanding the Corporation, Anabaptists and Quakers joined together in the Interest of J. Trenchard, and J. Smith, Esqrs; and all manner of Violence and Tricks Were used to obtain a Majority. It appear'd upon casting up of the Poll, that G. Deane, and G. Earle. Esqrs; had a Great Majority of legal and undisputed Voices ( ad- mitting all to be bad that were excepted against as will be prov'd on the Tryal of the said Election. On Saturday last the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Buchan set out for Scotland. Members return'd for the ensuing Parliament since our last. note. Those mark'd thus (*) J were not of the last Par- liament. Wotton Basset. Robert Murray, William Chetwynd Esqrs County of Berks. Sir John Stonehouse, Robert Packer, Esq, University of Cambridge. Thomas Willoughby, Dixey Windsor, Esqrs Town of cambridge. Sir John Hynde Cotton, Thomas S later, Esq; Ipswich. Sir William Thompson, Francis Negus, Esq; Orford Dudley North * William Acton, Esqrs; Woodstock. Sir Thomas Wheate. Samuel Trotman, Esq; Petersfield. Norton Paulett, Esq; * Serjeant Miller. Evesham John Rudge, Esq; Sir John Rushworth, Bart. Bedford. William Farrer, * Huxley, Esq*; Abingdon. * Robert Hucks, Esq; Huntingdon Ed. Wortley Mountague, * Roger Handy- side, Esqrs; Wendover Richard Hamden, Esq; Sir Richard Steele Bedfordshire Wm. Hillersdon Esq; * Aistone Esq; Brackiey. Hon Wm. Egerton, esq; Paul Methuen, Esq; Colchester. * Sir Tho. Webster. Bart. * Capt. Martin St. Germain Richard Reynell Esq; * Bury, esq; Maidstone. Sir Thomas Colepeper, John Finch Esq, Warwick. Dodington Grevile, William Colemore, Esqs; Portsmouth. Sir Charles Wager, Sir John Norris Buckingham. Alexander Denton, Richard Greenfield, Esqs. Romney. Sir Robert Furnese, David Papillon Esq; Droitwick. Richard Foley, Edward Jefferys, Esqs, Grantham. Lord Tirconnel Francis Fisher. Esqs, Tamworth. Samuel Brasebridge, * Willoughby, Esqs; Banbury. Munex Cope, Esq; Northampton. Col Montague, Wm. Wilmer, Esqs; Bridgnorth William Whitmore, John Weaver, Esqs; Boston. Richard Ellis, * Henry Pacey, Esqs; Peterborough Lord Fitz Williams, Sidney Wortley, Esq; Totness, General Wills, Jos. Banks, esqs. Plympton Richard Edgecombe, Geo. Treby. Esqs; Plymouth. Pattee Byng. William Chetwynd, esqs; Ashburton. Roger Tuckfield, Richard Reynel, Esqs, Tavistock. Sir Francis Henry Drake, Sir John cope. Bearalston. Sir John Hobbart, St. John Broderick, Esq; Bridgewater. George Dodington, Thomas Palmr, esq; New Sarum Anthony Duncombe, * Francis Kenton, Esq, Old Sarum. Thomas Pitt, Robert Pitt, esqs; Wilton. Lord Londonderry, * Robert Herbert, Esq, Hindon " Henry Coaker, Gray, Esqs; Heytsbury * Pierce A Court, Edward Ash, Esqs; Christs Church. Sir Peter Mew, Francis Gwin, esq; Great Bodmin Robert Bruce, — Longueville, Esqs-, Lymington Lord Henry Pawlet, Paul Burrard, Esq; WintOn Lord William Powlet, George Bridges, esq Newport in the Isle of Wight Earl of March, Son of the Duke of Richmond, * Lord Whitworth. New Town. Charles Worsley, William Stevens, Esqs; Yarmouth in the Isle of Wight. Anthony Morgan, Stanwix, Esqs; Minehead. Hon. Robert Mansel, Hales, Esqs; Taunton. James Smith, * John Trenchard. Esqs; Southampton. Lewis, Missen, Esqs; Stamford. Brownlow Cecil, Charles Bertie, Esqs; Grimsby. Charles Pelham, Collier, Esqs; Bath George Wade, John Coddrington, Esqs; Chippenham Sir John Eyles, Bart Edward Rolt, Esq; Calne Benjamin Haskins Styies, George Ducket, Esqs; Rye. Lord Aylmer. Philip Gybbon, Esq; Steyning. General Pepper, * John Gumley, Esq; N. Shoreham. Sir Nathaniel Gould, Francis Chamber- laine, Esq; Monmouth County William Morgan, John Hanbury, Esqs; Devizes * Benjamin Styles, Joseph Eyles, Esqs; Weymouth and Betts, Esq; Sir James Thornhill. Melcomb Regis C John Ward, Thomas Pierce. Esqs; Lyme John Burridge, Henry Hole Henley, Esqs; Andover. James Brudenell, Guidott, Esqs; Luggershall. General Webb, * Captain Borlace Webb. ' Reading Anthony Blagrave, * Clement Kent, Esqs: Milbourn Port. Michael Harvey. George Speake, Esqs; Bramber. Sir Richard. Gough, * Wm. Cha. Van Hulse, Esq; Lewes. Henry Pelham, Tho. Pelham, Esqs; Gatton. Wm, Newland, Paul Dockminique, Esqs; , Queenborough Queenborough. * Col. Cope, James Littleton, esq; Ilchester. Burrows, Moore, Esqrs; Litchfield. Walter Chetwynd. * Richard Plumer, Epsrs Dunwich, Edward Vernon, esq; Sir G. Downing, bart. This Evening came in a Mail from Holland, but be- ing too late, will be inserted in our next. Borough of Leicester Laurence Carter, Esq; Sir George Beaumont, Bart. County of Southampton. Lord Henry Paulet, Lord Nassau Paulet. Sudbury. — Knight, Esq; " Col. Windham. Yarmouth. * Hon. Cha. Townshend, Esq; Eldest Son of the Lord Visct. Townshend, Horatio Walpole, esq Arundel. Hon. Henry Lumley, Esq, Uncle to the Earl of Scarborough, General of Horse, Joseph Michleth- waite, Esq; Canterbury. Sir Tho. Hales, Bart. * Mills, Esq; Hastings. Archibald Hutcheason, Esq-, Sir Wm. Ash- burnham, Bart. Malmsbury. Rt. Hon. Trevor Ld. Hilsborough of Ire- land, sir John Rushout, bart. Bishop's Castle. * Bowater Vernon, * William Peer Wil- liams, Esqs-, Weobley. Mr. Serjeant Birch, Nicholas Phillpots, Esq-, Derby. Lord James Cavendish, Baley, Esq-, Cricklade Sir Thomas Read, Gore, Esq-, Preston. * Thomas Hescoth, " Daniel Pulteney, Esqs; Thetford * Sir Edmund Bacon, * Robert Jacombe, Esq; East- Retford. Thomas White, * Chaworth, Esqs, Shaftsbury. Sir Edward Desboverie, Bart. Edward Ni- cholas, Esq; Highworth Lord Hilsborough, Sir John Rushout, Col Earl, Col. Farmer. Double Return. ,/ Haslemere Oglethorp, Burrel, Esqs-, Ld. Blundel, Moor Molineux, Esq; Double Return. Eye Rt. Hon. Spencer Compton, Edward Hopkins, Esq; Darmouth. * Col George Treby, * Thomas Martin, Esqs-, Bridport. Sir Dewey Bulkley, Kt. Peter Walter. Esq; Newark Brigadier Sutton, * James Pelham, Esqs; Barnstable Sir Hugh Ackland, General Witham. Esq; Port of Hyeth. Sir Samuel Lennard, Bart. and * Capt. Hercules Baker of Deal. Dover. The Hon. George Berkeley, Esq; youngest Brother of the Earl of Berkely ; and Sir Henry Fur- nese, Bart Essex. William Harvey, Esq; Robert Honeywood. Esq; Guilford. Arthur Onslow, Esq; Tho. Brodrick, esq; Westminster. Mr. Hutcheson and Mr. Cotton. Southwark. Edmund Halsey. John Meggot, Esqrs ; Newport. Earl of March, * Lord Whitworth. Chichester. * Lord March, Sir Thomas Miller, Bart. Wednesday Morning died, in Norfolk- Street, in the Strand, tha Lady Harriet Chester, Sister to the late Earl of Suffolk and Bindon, who, about half a Year since, was married to Thomas Chester of Knowl, in the Coun- ty of Glocester, Esq; On Wednesday Morning, at Three a Clock, the Rev. Dr. Cannon, Dean of Lincoln, died at Kensington, whi- ther he had retir'd for the Benefit of the Air : He was a Gentleman belov'd by all that knew him ; his Piety and Learning recommended him to those of the highest Distinction, and to be valued even by those of different Principles ; he was a stedfast Member of the Church of England, and Zealous at all Times for our happy Esta- blishment. Last Week died suddenly M. Bonmasari, Private Re- sident of the Czar of Muscovy. Our Merchants have Advice, that the Mercury, Capt. Gale, Katherine, Capt. Nicholas, Elizabeth, Capt. Ab- bor, and the George Augustus, Capt. Markham, are ar- riv'd at Alicant. By Letters from Boston in New. England, dated Jan. 29. there is Advice, that a French Pirate Sloop had some time before taken several Vessels on the Coast of Barba- does. The Ellinor, Captain Day, from St. Ubes, laden with Salt for Dantzick, was lately lost on the Goodwin Sands. On Monday Night last Davis, Esq; a Gen- tleman of Ireland, cut his Throat with a Razor, at his Lodging in Stanhope- Court, Charing- Cross. Last Tuesday Morning a middle- aged . Man was found dead at a Corner of the new Church in rhe Strand, who is suppos'd to have been murther'd and afterwards laid there. Bankrupts since our last List. James Bodham, of London, Factor. Anthony Parker, of the City of Norwich, Glover. Philip Barcham, of the City of Norwich, Worsted John Gibbons, of Woodstreet, London, Linnen- Draper. Abraham Van Mildert of London, Merchant. Tho. Horn, of Newton Longueville, in the County of Bucks, Chapman. Edinburgh, March 11: This Day came on the Electi- on of our Member for the ensuing Parliament ; when John Campbell, Esq; last Member of Parliament, and late Ld. Provost of Edinburgh, was chosen by a very great Majority of Votes, viz. 30 against 3 Yesterday was buried the Rt. Hon. the Countess of Polwarth, Lady to his Excellency my Lord Polwarth, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for his Britannick Majesty at the Congress at Cambray. Thursday died the old Lady Greenock. Mr. TOLAND's ELEGY. OToland ! mighty Friend to Nature's Laws. Thou great Support to Truth, and Reason's Cause ; Art thou no more ? Is thy last Breath expir'd ? And Nature to her Ancient Seat retir'd ? Each jarring Element gone angry Home ? And Master Toland a Nan ens become ? Is all thy el'quent Breath, thy wond'rous Boast Of Argument in boundless aEther lost ? Earth, gone to Earth ? the mould'ring Substance must, By slow Degrees dissolve in Native Dust. The cooler Fluids, and the watry Part, That damp'd thy Blood, and quench'd thy noble Heart; Now leave the stiff unanimated Clay. And to their Mother- Ocean seek their Way. The purer genial Powr's, the vital Flame, That mov'd and quicken'd the mechanick Frame: Is flown Aloft, a Spark, a borrow'd Ray, And re- united to the Prince of Day Oh ! weep, Britannia's Sons, your Champion's Dead, The Patron of your Liberty is fled. O Liberty: ! thou Goddess heavenly Bright, That dost impart thy radiant Beams of Light To this blest Isle, which of thy darling Train, Will, like this Hero, thy just Cause maintain? How greatly brave has he undaunted stood Against a torrent. an impetuous Flood Of bigotted Enthusiast's, and Tricks Of Pedantry, and priestly Politicks ! Thou pregnant Genius, who thy Praise can tell? Thy Reason did, like Morning Sun, dispel Dark Clouds of Ignorance, and break the Spell Of Rome's Inchantments, and the lesser Frauds Of Churches Protestant, and English Lauds. To thee we owe, to thy victorious Hand, A rescued People, and a ransom'd Land. Thou hast broke off our Menacles and Chains, And freed our Minds of superstitious Pains. Thy shining Lamp has brought resplendent Day, Finely describ'd the plain and easy Way, Clear'd of the Rubbish of mysterious Schools, And mazes intricate of pious Fools, Enslav'd " n narrow Forms, and captivating Rules. Oh ! had'st thou liv'd to banish all the Dreams Of fab'lous Ages, and the Monkish Themes Of Miracles, of Mysteries and Tales, ( Where fancy over common Sense prevails) Then might we mourn thy Fate with less Concern, With less Regret behold thy sacred Urn. Howe'er thy great Example has inspir'd A noble Emulation, it has fir'd The glowing Breast of much Britannick Youth, With Love of Liberty, and Love of Truth Thou hast not left us in the Gloom of Night. Some Stars we have, that lend a friendly Light, That shed a kind, auspicious Influence, To cherish Reason. and to ripen Sense. W—— n, stands high in this bright List of Fame; C k is a Rev rend and illustrious Name • H y's distinguish'd by his glorious Deeds Against the Tyranny of Faith and Creeds : Next him appear conspicuously big, The Free- Thinker, and Independent Whig. Of all the Heroes of the present Race. Great Ceto best Supplies great Toland's Place. I Our Merchants have Advice, that the Settlement of Anjengo In the Indies, is destroy'd by the Natives. And, That the City of Ostend, an East- India man home- ward- bound for Ostend, was taken by the Pyrates on the Coast of Africa. As also, That a Portugueze Man of War of 70 Guns was lately taken by them. His Majesty has been pleased to promote Colonel Williamson ( who is Aid de Camp to the Lord Cadogan to the Post of Adjutant- General of all the Forces. About the Middle of last Week Six 4th Rate Men of War were put in Commission, viz. the Chatham Capt. Norbury, Leopard, Capt. Medley ; Guerbsey, Cap Piercy, Nonsuch, Capt Hamilton; Colchester, the Hon. Capt. Clinton ; and Falmouth, Captain Windham. The Lord Muscary is appointed Commander of the Solebay, in the Room of the latter Last Week at a General Court of the Bank of England, it was unanimously agreed to divide 3 1 per Cent. Interest and Profits, for the half Year ending od the 25th Instant, the Warrants to be deliver'd the 12th of April next, or sooner, if they can be got ready. Last Week dy'd David Crawford esq; Marshal of the King's Bench, and one of his Majesty's Justices of the About the Middle of last Week three Foot Pads were committed to Newgate for a Robbery on the Highway near Hogsdon, viz. Hartley, Reeves, and Hocksbuck. His Majesty has been pleas'd to admit the ReVerend Mr Gilbert , one of his Chaplains in Ordinary, to be one of the Assistants to the Lord Bishop of Winchester, as Clerk of the Closet They write from Exeter, that last Monday S'e'nnight the Bishop of that Diocess, lifting up the Sash of a Win- dow, which was one pair of Stairs, and eighteen Foot to the Ground, fell down, by which Accident his Lord, ship was very much bruis'd. They write from Copenhagen, that the King of Den- mark intends to have 16 Men of War 6 Frigats and 4 Prahms fitted out for the better security of his Domini- ons Last Saturday in the Afternoon, the Assizes for rhe County of Surry ended at Croydon, when seven Men and a Woman receiv'd Sentence of Death . five Men for the Highway, and two for Burglary, and the Woman for robbing her Service she pleaded her Belly, and was found quick with child, one was burnt in the Hand, seven whipt, and 14 order'd for Transportation. One John Hodges, late of Baliol College, Oxon, who pretended to be a Priest's Orders, and has officiated for some time as Curate of St. Michael's Woodstreet, has lately been detected to have been never ordain'd at all ; for which Reason he was cited to appear at Doctors Commons before the Chancellor of London; and upon Neglect thereof, he was decreed to be excommunicated. A Tragical Accident lately happened at an intended Wedding at Modena : At the Time the Priest ask'd the Bride, if she would take the Bridegroom for her Husband ; she answer'd. No ; but the Person who stood behind him, ( Rival of the Bridegrom.) Immediately the Bridegroom drew his Dagger, and stabb'd the Bride; the same Instant the Rival stabb'd the Bride- groom ; and the Father of the Young Lady kill'd the Rival: All this was committed in the Church. A Treaty of Marriage is near its Conclusion, between the Lord Visct. Leuisham, elded Son of the Earl of Dart- mouth, and an only Daughter and Heir to Sir Arthur Kaye, of Woodsome in the County of York. Bart. Last Friday 7 Night his Grace the Duke of Roxburgh set out for Scotland ; as the Duke of Argyle intended to do this Day, or to Morrow. Last wednesday 7 Night, about One, died at Ken- Sington Gravel- Pits, the Rt. Hon. Edward Watson, Ld. Visct. Sonds, eldest Son of the Earl of Rockingham, one of the Gentlemen of his Royal Highnesses Bedcham- ber. Member of the late Parliament for the Port of Romney in Kent; where he would have been re- chosen had he liv'd till that election came on : Now David Papillon Will be Elected in his room. We hear the York- Buildings Company began on the 15th Inftant to deliver out Lottery- Tickets to Subscri- bers, and that they continue to issue out Tickets to such who bring in Blanks, and make the Payment in Money. we hear, Henry Worsely, Esq; is arrived at Ply- mouth, from Lisbon, and he will make but a short Stay before he sets out to go to his GoVernment of Bar- badoes. They write from St. Alban's, that the Duke and Dutchess of Marlborough came to that Town on Tues- day Night last, and were waited on by the Mayor and Aldermen in their Formalities, and by about an Hun- dred Gentlemen more. The Cargo of the Sunderland arrived from Mocho, on account of the United Company of Merchants trading to the East- Indies. 700 000 1 Coffee. 700 1. Myrrh. Besides several Parcels of Goods, the Particulars of which are not yet known. We hear from Nottinghamshire, that the Agents of a certain Candidate for that County, has endeavour'd to recommend him to the Freeholders, by spreading this following Account : That there was a Bill brought into the House last Sessions of Parliament for laying a Duty of 5s upon Cows, bnt that this Honourable Gentle- man stood up, and spoke very warmly against the Bill ; adding, that it was hard upon the Poor; and said, It wou'd be better for every one that keeps a Coach to pay a Hundred Pounds, and he wou'd be the first that wou'd pay it. Bankrupts since our last. John Love of Shrewsbury in the County of Salop Draper. John Calshome late of the Town and County of Not- tingham Chapman, George Diggins of the City of Norwich Worsted Weaver, Eliz Pecket of the City of York Grocer. Members return'd for the ensuing Parlisment. Those mark'd thus {*) were not Members of the last? City of Oxford ; Sir John Walter. Bart. Tho. Rowney junior, Esq; . University of Oxford. William Bromley, esq; George Clarke, Esq County of StafFord. Hon. Wm. Gower, Esq; Rt. Hon Lord Paget Newcastle Hon. Tho. Gower, Esq; Sir Bryan Broughton, Esq Borough of Strafford ; Thomas Foley, Esq; * john Dolphin, Esq; Harwich ; Sir Philip Parker, Bart * Humphrey ParsonS, Esq Stockbridge ; John Chetwynd, Esq; Martin Bladen, Esq; Hertford ; * Edward Harrison, Esq; * Charles Caesar, Esq St Albans ; * William Gore, Esq; William Clayton, Esq; Seaford ; * Sir Philip York. * Sir William Gage, Bart. Midhurst; * Lord Broderick. * Capt Pechey. Sandwich; * Sir George Oxendon, Bart, Josiah Burchett, Esq Tewkesbury ; Lord Viscount Gage. * Colonel Read. Horsham; Atthur Ingram, Esq; Charles Eversfield, Esq East Grinsted ; John Conyers, Esq; Spencer Compton, esq; * Sir Thomas Duke. St Edmond's- Bury; Rt. Hon. Lord Harvey. Mr. Serjeant Reynolds; New Windsor; ' Rt. Hon. the Earl of Inchequeen of the Kingdom of Ireland. * Rt Hon the Earl of Burford, Eldest Son of the Duke of St. Albans. Malden : Thomas Bramston, Esq; * Serjeant Cummins. Cirencester ; Benjamin Bathurst, Esq; Thomas Maisters, Esq; Rochester ; Sir Thomas Palmer, Bart. Sir John Jennings, Kt Aldborough ; Walter Plummer, Esq; Samuel Low, Esq; Last Monday came on the Election of an Alderman for Castle Baynard Ward, in the room of Sir William Lewin, Knt and Alderman of the said Ward, deceas'd; when Mr. John Barber, the City Printer, was chosen by a very considerable Majority. ^ f S104 ) A DVice. / Let not the Golden Chain thy Seek adorn, While Portland Stone sinks Butler s Name to Scorn Father let Peru, Mines his Ashes deck, And hang the Portland Stone about thy Neck. Thy grateful Bounty let poor Settle share, To whom you owe the very Gold you wear. They write from Stafford, that the Mob have been so insolent there, as to pull down the Lord Chetwynd's On Thursday, being Maundy Thursday, His Majesty's Annual Bounty was, according to Custom, distributed at Whitehall, by Direction of the Bishop of Salisbury, Lord Almoner to the King; where 61 Men, and a like Number of Women received the same; bring Cloth, Linnen, and Woollen, a Quantity of Codfish and Her- rings, and a Purse of Single Pence and Twopences, to the Value, in the Whole, of about Three Pounds to each Person. On the Westminster ELECTION. To the Tune of, Lumps of Pudding. LE T Patriots pretended, no more make a Noise, Nor bawl, as they have done, for Freedom of Choice; Go down but to Westminster, there you will see, , What Tumult, and Riot, and Mobbing there'll be. No' Irish Potatoes, no South- Sea Directors, | With High Church and Ormonde rare Cry for Electors; Then go down to Westminster, there you will see What Damning of Low Church, and Mobbing there'll be. A Jacobite Orator makes a fine Speech, And an honest Whig Justice mobb'd into a Ditch ; Go down but to Westminster, there you may see, What Pelting, and cursing, and Mobbing there'll be. Along with the Stream theTory Mob drives, But the poor sneaking Whigs Vote in fear of their Lives; Then go down to Westminster, there you shall see , What Heads broke, and sad Bloody Noses there'll be. Last Thursday in the Evening the Poll for Members of Parliament for Westminster was adjourn'd till this Day. The said Poll stood then as followeth : Archibald Hutcheson, Esq; • 3286 John Cotton, Esq; 3186 William Lowndes, Esq; —— 1857 Sir Thomas Crosse, Bart- — 174.8 When the Candidates were returning Home, and some of them alighting at the Bell Tavern in Kingstreet, the Balcony of the Sun Tavern, a few Doors, off, was crowd- ed with Spectators to view them, and as they were lean- ing forwards, the Banisters gave way, whereby several, Persons fell upon their Faces into the Street; by which unfortunate Accident they were much bruised, some had their Limbs broke, and two or three are so far Hurt that their Lives are in Danger. Letters from Paris say, That some Years ago Mons. d'Escache of Montpelier, a Reform'd Captain of Dra- goons, debauched Mademoisolle Bose of the same Place, under Pretence he would Marry her. Her two Brothers demanding Satisfaction, he fought them, kill'd one, and dangerously wound- d the other. Hereupon a Sister came up to Town to solicite Revenge ; but meeting with De- lays, she hasten'd back, found the Spark, and shot him in the Head with a Pistol. She was immediately seiz'd but the Court hath given her a Pardon. sIr I Came lately oUt of the Country, and every where al- most in that Part of England where I have been, I find the whole Body of the People under the general Agitation of the Grand Affair of Elections for parlia- ment Men, and the Scene is fruitful of an infinite Va- riety of pleasant and diverting Objects; some of which are very well worth our Observation. Almost in every County I met with a new Creature, viz, a Man transform'd into the Shape of a strange Creature call'd a CANDIDATE. Take him at London, before he comes down into the Country, he was there like a Merchant, ever busy in his Compting House writing Letters to settle his new Corre- spondences ; or like a publick Minister, dispatching A- gents here and there to carry on his great Affairs; but look into those Letters, they are generally to this Ale- house- keeper, or to that Petty- Constable ; a Barber in such a Town, or an Inn keeper in such a Village, with all the submissive humble Recommendations of him. self, and his Interest, to their Care, that can be ima- gin'd ; protesting his Gtatitude, and dear Tom ( the Barber) and dear Jack ( the Victualler) you shall never want a Friend as long as I live, do but manage for me this Time. After this his Worship comes into the Country ; and whereas for some Years past he was the most reserv'd, haughty, unaccountable, stately Gentleman in the World, he is now the most obsequious, humble Thing that can be imagin'd ; not easy of Access only to the meanest Ploughman, but in the other Extreme ( if he but know him to have 40s. a Year) he seeks Access to him sends his Servant to his House ( Cottage) goes thither himself, stands with his Hat off, shakes him by the Hand, begs his Vote, bears a Denial, importunes him again, sends the Good- wise a Present, and, perhaps, slips a Piece of Gold into the Honest Man's Hand ; bids him come to such a House to him, to drink with him : There he makes him Drunk if he can, and perhaps makes him. self Drunk to get it done. In the whole Course of this Perambulation, he debases himself in the lowest Degree imaginable ; he lays aside all Character and Figure, and having always a Gang of superior Agents, ( like the Boatswain in a Press- Gang, under the Lieutenant) they court the Mob, caress Clowns kiss Old Women, drink Belch with Porters, and do all the meanest Things that Words can express; not below their Characters only, but below Common Sense. He had in his Service a Foreigner, an Islander of the Archipelago, of Chio or Tenedos, of some of those Coun- tries, who he had kept long with him. This Honest Fellow was greatly at a Loss to know what was the Matter with his Master and what stange Thing was be- fallen him When mee Mester he Abrode, says he, in broken English, ever Bodi pull de Cap to him. Now mee Mester be come to this Place he pull de Hat to ever Bodi : Met know no vat Deel be de Matter with mee Mester ! There is another Part that this strange Creature call'd a Candidate, acts in our Country, which relates to Mo- ney; but I have no Time to talk of that now ; all I shall say to it at present is, that I happen'd to be at one of those Places in my journey where one of the said Masters ( Candidates) was making Ducks and Drakes with his Money, a Game I suppose you are not acquainted with. I shall explain it farther to you hereafter; in the mean time, I am, Your Humble Servant, & c. Christned Males 176. Females 171.* In all 347. Buried Males 264. Females i42.- In all 50S. Decreased in the Burials this Week 3a. CASUALTIES. Died suddenly in the Street at St. Lawrence Jewry- Executed 3. Kill'd by Falls i, one at St. Ann in Black. Fryers, and one at St. James in Westminster. Over- laid 1. South Sea Stock 90 3 qrs. Bank uy. India 139 African 1 qr. Unsubscribed Lottery Annuity i° » 1 qr York Buildings 26 1 half the Book shut Royal Exchange Assurance 6 3 qrs. Lottery Tickets 10 1. 4 s. LONDON: Printed and Sold by J. READ, in White- Fryers near Fleet- Street. Where Advertisements are taken in. To the Author of the British Gazetteer. Castle Baynard's, March 20. As I have set UP a Barber's Shop, I beg your Recom- mendation as a Young Beginner The first Cu- stomer I Trimm'd was a new Alderman, and he has pro- mis'd to recommend me for the lightness of myHand Yours, Andrew Shaveclose.
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