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

05/05/1722

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OR, British Gazetteer. Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1722. GREAT BRITAIN. The Continuation of the Life of EDWARD the IIId. King of England. THE first Duke of Corn- wall, was Edward the Black Prince, whom his Father created in Great Estate Duke thereof, by a Wreath on his Head, a Ring on his Finger, and a Silver Verge And the same Title of Duke of Cornwall (' tis said is re- puted unto the King's eldest Son the very Na- tivity, having Right to the Royalties in the Stannaries, Wrecks at Sea, Cu- stoms, See. A Blazing Star appeared, which continued thirty Days Southampton was burnt by the French, A. D. 1348. It rained from Midsummer till Christmass. A Plague all over Christendom, some say the World; and so raging in England, that scarce the tenth Per- son of all Sorts was left alive. In London it was such, that in 1 Year's Space there was buried in the Cisterci- an or Charter House Church Yard, above Fifty Thou- sand. It began in the Year 1348, and continued till the Year 1357, and was seconded with Murrain of Cattle, and Dearth of all Things. Now flourished in the University of Oxford, ' that famous Doctor John Wickliffe, whose Followers in those Popish Times, were called Lollards from Loli- um, signifying Tares, or hurtful Weeds amongst Corn. He taught against Mass, Transubstantiation, Adorati- on of the Host, of Saints, Images and Relicks, with the rest of the Roman Trumpery ; whose honest Opi- nions were embraced by many Learned Men in the English Nation, and by sundry Persons of great Ho- nour and Quality, as the Duke of Lancaster, and Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham, & c. RICHARD II. A D. RIchard, the Son of Edward the Black ' J77 IV. Prince, was crowned King in the nth Year of Age ; but e'er the Crown was settled on his Head, the French braved it on the English Coasts, and the Scots set Fire on the Tower of Roxborough ; and through want of Care in such who had the Charge of State- Matters in the young King's Behalf, Things were declined to a shameful Change ; and the glorious Achievements of the two late Edwards fell under an Eclipse. The North Parts of england were griev- ously afflicted with the Stroke of Pestilence, and their Misery augmented by the Inroads and Outrages of the Scots, who had now by Surprize gained Berwick, which upon the ninth Day after the Earl of Northum- berland regained by Force. A D. 1379. A Parliament was held at London, wherein for Supply cf the King's Wants, it was a- greed, That the Commons or poorer Sort should be spared, and the Burthen be wholly laid upon the ab- ler Sort. And in the next Year following a Parlia- ment was held at Noithampton, wherein every one ( Price Three- Half Peace.) of each Sex, above such an Age, was charged to pay d. per Poll; which; with the Hatred born to john Duke of Lancaster, was the Cause of a great Insurrecti- on of the Commons and Bondmen chiefly of Kent, Essex, Surry, suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. the principal Heads of the said giddy Multitude, were Wat Tyler and Jack Straw. The Rebels of Kent embattel'd themselves upon Black Heath by Greenwich, from whence they marched to London j where the common Sort generally siding with them, they became Masters of Misrule. The Priory of St. John's without Smithfield, they kept burning for abOUT seven Days. Savoy Palace, belonging TO the Duke, with all the Riches therein, they consumed by Fire, in kind of holy Outrage ; for they threw one of their Fellows into the Flames, because he had thrust a Piece of stolen Plate into his Bosom. They burnt all the Archbishop's Goods at Lambeth. and defaced all the Writings, Rolls, Records and Monuments of the Chancery, as having a special Hatred to the Law- yers. Simon Tibald, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Chancellor of England, a worthy Prelate, Sir Robert Hales, Lord Prior of St John's, and Treasurer of England, they haled out of the tower, where the King was in Person, and Beheaded them on Tower Hill, with great Shoutings and Rejoycings. The Number of those rebellious Reformers under the Leading of Jack Straw, and the Idol of Clowns Wat Tyler, Were about an Hundred Thousand ; and at a Sermon made to them by John Ball, there were near twice as many. Their proud Petitions the King granted them, ( Ne- cessity compelling him thereto) after which a great Multitude of them repaired to their several Homes. The remaining Rout the King by his Proclamation. invited to meet him in Smithfield, where he would satisfy their Desires in all Respects to the full. But when they were met in the Place appointed, Wat Tyler there in the Presence of the King, offering to kill Sir John Newton ( for not giving him some un- due Respect) William Walworth, Lord- Mayor, there- upon set upon the Arch- Trayror with a drawn Wea- pon and slew him " which when the Rebels perceived, they prepared to take extreme Revenge ; but the King instantly spurring forth his Horse, bad them follow him, and he would be their Captain. And whilst they thronged after him into the Fields, brave Wal- worth ( the while) hasted into the City, raised a Thou- sand Citizens in Armour, and brought them, with Wat Tyler's Head born before him upon a Spear to the King: Which the rude Multitude seeing, some of them fled, and others on their Knees begged Mercy of the King. Worthy Walworth the King Knighted, and bestowed on him an Hundred Pound Lands by the Year in Fee Simple ; and, as some write, the Dag- ger was now added to the City Arms, in remembrance of the great good Service done by the Lord Mayor. Jack Straw at the Time of his Execution confessed, that these Rebels had designed to murder the King and Chief of the Realm, and to have set up petty Kings of their own chusing in every Shire. The Number of Rebels executed in all Places, was about Fifteen Hundred. These were called the Hurling times And now the Nation being settled in quiet King Richard married the Lady Anne, Daughter unto the Emperor Charles the Fourth. John Duke of Lancaster was sent into France, where he concluded a Truce with that Nation for Six Months. But these Sun- 15 P shin f The Continuation of the Tryal of the twenty nine Regicides. Mr Solicitor open'd the Indigent, and the Evi- dence against the Prisoner, shewing. that he was the Man who exhibited and subscrib'd that wicked Instru- call'd A Charge of High- Treason, against his late Majesty, in the Name of all the People of Eng- land ; that he made large Discourses, and aggravated the Charge, and would not suffer his Majesty to speak in his Defence ; but told him he endeavoured to spin out Delays, and desir'd that the Charge might be taken pro Confesso. That he was the Man that press'd the Court to give Judgment against the King, and did de- mand that wicked Judgment before the pretended . Court pronounced it: And though he acknowledg'd his Majesty to be a wise and gracious King, yet he said, That he must die, and Monarchy with him. That this was the Prisoner's Part, who had also re- ceiv'd Wages, and a Reward for his Iniquity. Then the Witnesses were call d. James Nutley sworn. He depos'd, that upon the late King's being brought to the Bar of the pretended Court of Justice, Mr. Bradshaw the President address'd himself to his Majesty. and said, Charles Stuart, King of England, the Commons cf England, Assembled in Parliament, taking Notice of the EfFusion of Blood in the Land, which is fix'd on you as the Author of it, and whereof you are guilty, have resolv'd to bring you to a Tryal and Judgment; and for this Cause this Tribunal is erected. And added, that there was a Charge to be exhibited against him by the Solicitor General, and call'd to Mr. Cock, the now Prisoner, to exhibit the Charge; whereupon Mr. Cook exhibited an Impeach, went or Parchment- writing, which was call'd a Charge against the King, and it was receiv'd and read. Here the Charge being produc'd in Court; and Mr. Cook's Hand, which was subscribed to it, being shewn Mr Nutley, he depos'd, that he believ'd it to be Mr. Cook's Hand • Mr. Nutley depos'd further, Thac the Charge be- ing read, and his Majesty's Answer demanded by the President; the King several times demanded by what Authority he was call'd before them, and the Presi- dent answering, that the Authority which call'd him thither was a lawful Authority ; that it was by the Authority of the Commons of England, in Parlia- ment Assembled, who were the Supreme Authority of the Nation: The King answered he did not ac- knowledge that Authority ; he knew he was under a power, but by Authority was generally understood a lawful Authority, which he could not admit them to be, and wonder'd they would take the Boldness to impeach their lawful King. That Bradshaw fre- quently interrupted his Majesty, and told him he trifled with the Court : And Mr. Cook also ( the now Prisoner) often interrupted his Majefty, and pray'd that the Charge exhibited against him might be taken pro Confesso. Mr. Nutley further depos'd, that he was at that time a student of the Temple, and intimately ac- quainted with Mr Cook, and he did, with Tears in his Eyes, intreat Mr. Cook to consider the dangerous Consequences of those Proceedings; and that Mr. Cook said. I acknowledge ' it is a Very base Business, but they put it upon me ; I cannot avoid it; you see they put it upon me. And that Mr. Cook con- fess'd it was against the Oath of Allegiance, and seem'd troubled at it And Mr. Nutley depos'd fur- ther, that Mr. Cook did several Days often press for Judgment against his late Majesty. Mr. Cook demanded, if Mr. Nutley could depose that he brought the Charge into Court. Mr. Nutley answer'd, he believ'd not, but Mr. Cock exhibited it. Cook ask'd what this Witness had heard him say they design'd to do with the King. uf Nutley reply'd, he had heard the Prisoner say, that he hop'd they did not intend to take away the Kings Life ; that he labour'd against it; and they told him they only intended to bring him to submit to the Par- liament. Cook said, he never demanded Judgment against the King's Life, but he meant Judgment for his Ac- quittal; but the Court reminded him, that he desir'd the Charge might be taken pro Confesso. Cook also insisted, that he was directed the very Words he should speak ( which the Court admitted; Mr. Farrington was sworn. He depos'd, That Cock exhibited the Charge against his late Majesty, and four several Days deman- ded Judgment of the Court ; and if his Majesty would not answer to the Charge it might be taken pro Con fesso; and Cook's Hand to the Impeachment being shewn this Witness, he depos'd, that he believ'd it be Cook's Hand. And he depos'd further, that his Majesty laid his Cane on Cook's Shouldier, desiring him to forbear. Griffith Bodurdo Esq; was sworn; He depos'd, That Cook exhibited the Charge against his late Majesty, stiling him the Prisoner at the Bar: That he saw him demand Judgment against the King, and several times complain'd to the Court that the King intended Delays, and nothing else. Joseph Herne sworn. He depos'd. That the first Day the King was brought to the Bar he could not get near enough to observe what was done in Court, and i.- ; i, c Acclamations of the People, saying, God save your Majesty ; but that on the other Day; the deponent had a Conveniency of seeing What was transacted in Court; And that the President asking Mr. Cook what he had to demand; and Cook being engag'd in Discourse with Dorislaus, the King push'd Cook on the Shoulder, whereupon Cook turn'd about, looking with great Indignation: And he afterwards heard Cook press the Court that his Majesty might give a positive Answer to the Charge ; or that it might be taken pro Confesso. That his Majesty telling Bradshaw he must demur to their Jurisdiction Bradshaw replied, they sat there by the Supreme Authority of the Nation, the Com. mons assembled in Parliament, to whom his Ancestors, as well as himself, were ever accountable: That then the King stood up, and said, by your Favour, shew me one Precedent; whereupon Bradshaw sat down in great Anger, saying, Sir, we do not sit here to answer your Questions; and that if he would not plead to his Charge, they must record his Contempt. And that the King turn'd about to the People, and said, Re- member that the King of England is not permitted to give his Reasons for the Liberty of the People; whereupon a great Shout came from the People cry- ing, God save the King. And that Cook press'd that the Charge might be taken pro Confesso; and that the Court would proceed according to Justice; and that his Majesty might not be suffer'd to use any Words to the Jurisdiction of the Court. Then the Title of the Charge against the King was read, and the last Clause of the Charge, reciting, That whereas the said Charles Stuart had been im- peach'd as a Tyrant, Traitor, Murderer, and a pub- lick and implacable Enemy to the Commonwealth; the said Cock pray'd, in Behalf of the People of Eng- land. that he might be put to Answer the Premisses, and such tryal and Judgment might be had thereupon, as was agreeable to Justice. Mr. Baker was sworn. He depos'd, That Cook exhibited the Charge « • gainst the King, and demanded Judgment against him several dayS' aS ° ther Witnesses had depos'd; and added, that Cook charg'd his Majesty with being guil- ty of the highest Treasons and Crimes that ever acted on the Theatre of England; and pressing that Judgment . might be given against his Majesty; he said, that it was not so much he, as the innocent and precious Blood that had been shed, that cry'd for Judgment against the Prisoner at the Bar [ the KING ] To be continu'd. iaVeS \ flLti° g ^ hetou^ feVerafS p , rch^ hr8ea ning an Invaf. on, the worft Mif- Ambitious Spirits, who kindled a Civil War. To be continud. C ) By letters from Palermo in Sicily, of the 5th of March we have received the following Particulars of the sad Accident that happen'd in that City by some Gunpowder that took Fire in the House of a Gentlemen, a great Sportsman, living in the Square papirito, who having laid in a small Chamber several Parcels of Powder, and his Wife going by Night into that Chamber with a Candle, a Sparkle chanc'd t0 fall on the Powder, which instantly taking Fire, blew up that House and some others, burying under the Ruins IS Persons : Among others, Dr. Augustine Orlando, with all his Family, and a Priest who was preparing him for Death, he having fallen into an Apoplexy a few Hours before ; one Infant only hap- pen'd to fall under a great Beam that protected it from harm, and was taken unhurt from beneath the One Dicks that was try'd last Sessions for Sodomy, stood in the Pillory last Saturday near the New Church in the Strand. Thursday 7 Night the Bishop of Rochester's Lady departed this Life at his Lordship's Seat at Bromley 10Friday 7 Night about ten a Clock at Night, Mr. Tickle, a Gentleman belonging to the Navy, was at- tack'd on Tower- Hill by two Foot pads, who bruised him very much ; but having defended himself against them for some time, with his Sword , and withal wounded them, they sound it necessary to sheer off. The same Day a General Court of the York- Buildings Company was held at Salter's- Hall, where they declar. ed a half Year's Dividend of 1 and a half per Cent, in Money due at Lady. Day last ; and resolv'd to de- liver out the few remaining Tickets in the first Part of their present Lottery, for Blanks of the former, in order to the speedy Drawing of the same. We hear the Earl of Peterborough will be appoint- ed Capt. General of all His Majesty's Marine Forces. The Ferret Sloop is cleaning with the utmost Dis- patch at Portsmouth. We hear from Paris, that on the 14th Instant ( our Stile) the King received from one of his Gardiners, a couple of young Cherry Sprigs about a Foot and a Half high, set each in a China Pot. On one of them hung sixteen or seventeen Cherries, ripe and full grown ; and on - the other nine. His Majesty was highly pleased with them; and the more, in regard that the Maresschal de Villeroy assured him, he never knew that Lewis the 14th had one Cherry in so early a Sea- son throughout his whole Reign. There is an Account from Marseilles, that the Cup or Box wherein the Host is kept, being stolen out of a Church there, and the consecrated Wafers thrown way and profaned, Mr. Belhunet, Bishop of that Place, made a general Procession round the Town, having a Rope about his Neck, and a ponderous Cross upon his Shoulders: All the People who saw this dole. Spectacle were almost dissolved in Tears. Mr. Bracket, Clerk of St. Martins Ludgate, died suddenly in his Bed Monday 7 Night. He was at his Duty both Morning and Afternoon at Church the Day before. It is now reported that his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is to be constituted sole Regent during his Majesty's Absence. And that the Son of the famous Mr, John Law is to be marry'd to the Countess of Walsingham, a Ger- man lady . __ Upon the Complaint of the inferiour Clergy, which sets forth, that they are not able to subsist themselves and Families, we hear the Bishops will receive Orders to ordain no more Clergymen for some time. We hear, that an Agreement is lately concluded be. tween the Bank and South Sea Corporations, whereby the former is to circulate a Quantity of South- Sea Stock, which they are to accept of at 105. Hawkins and Simpson, the Persons in Custody for rObbing the Bristol Mails, are to be Try'd for those facts the next Sessions at the Old- Baily, which begins the 10th of May : They acknowledge themselves to be notorious Robbers and Highwaymen for many years past and entertain not the least Hopes of Life, the fullest proof against them. They the necessary Preparations accordingly, and a person in Pater Noster Row has furnish'd them with Books suitable to their Conditions. Hawkins in par- ticular laments his sad Fate, and says, the greatest Concern to him is, that in all Probability he shall be Hang'd in Chains in sight of his Facher and Mother's Door, who live not far from the Place where the Facts were Committed. They have confess'd the Robberies committed on Mr. Towers, and on a General Officer, about two Years since, near soho Square, and also the robbing of a Lady of Quality in Monmouth- street, with infinite Numbers of other Offences of the like Nature. Simpson says, he hopes God will enable him to die in Charity with all the World, and more espe- cially with Wilson, who has thus, in spite of ths most solemn Oaths and Obligations, betray'd them. They are Persons of a genteel and extraordinary be- haviour, of good Countenance and Address, which renders them the Objects cf much Pity and Concern. A great Concourse of People therefore daily resort to Newgate to see them. One of their Accomplices in other Robberies on the Highway, has since been ta- ken at High- Wickham in Buckinghamshire, on the. Information of Wilson. and has been committed to Ailesbury- Goal. The abovesaid Hawkins has an own Brother, a Plaisterer by Trade, now in the Gatehouse, at Westminster, who was an Evidence against Butler Fox, and hang'd him last Assizes at Croydon j but he says, his Life was taken away wrongfully ; for no Per- son ( as he will own with his last Dying Words at Tyburn, where he expects to make his Exit) was Con- cern'd in the Robbery for which Butler Fox suffer'd Death, but himself, his abovesaid forsworn and most perjur'd Brother, and Wilson, the Evidence against him and Sympson for robbing the Bristol Mail On Saturday last the Reverend Mr. Trapp was induCted into the Rectorship of Christ- Church in New- gate- Street, vacant by the Death of Dr. Cannon. Also the same Day the Reverend Mr. Berriman was inducted into the Rectorship of St. Mary Ax vacant by the Death of Dr. Brabant. We hear Mr. Walters, the King's Agent at Rotter- dam, is to conduct his Majesty's private Baggage, to Holland on Board the Greenwich Sloop, Captain Robert Clarke. We hear a Marriage will speedily be consummated between Strange, Esq; of the Middle Temple and a Daughter of Mr. Edward Strong the Mason, who carried on the late Cause against the Duke of Marlborough, in relation to the Work of Blenheim House. On Saturday last a fellow was committed to the Marshalsea, for being concern'd with five others who have made their Escapes) in robbing a Person on the Highway. Mr. Abel Boyer, a French Refugee, is taken into the Custody of a Messenger, for some Excursions on the Ministry, in a Pamphlet by him written, called, The Political State of Great- Britain, & c. for the Month of March. We hear his Majesty hath put off his setting out for Hanover till the 5 th Day of June. The Falmouth, Leopard, Chatham, and Guernsey, with another Man of War, are to convoy his Ma- jesty to Holland. We hear the Lord Carteret will be appointed Groom of the Stole, and first Lord of the Bed- Chamber, in the room of the late Earl of Sunderland. On Saturday last a Soldier living in Tyburn Road was committed to Newgate for killing his Wife, by stabbing her in the Belly. The Duke of Montrose and the Earl of Selkirk are arrived in Town from Scotland. Wilson, the King's Evidence against che other two Robbers of the Bristol Mails, has impeach'd a Gang of 22 Highwaymen. One John Barret, Gent, was lately assaulted by two Persons on the Back side of the New Church in the Strand, who barbarously stabb'd him in his Body, and left Arm, about nine a Clock at Night; where- upon, - for apprehending and convicting the Assassins, His Majesty has been graciously pleas'd to promise the Reward of 100 Pounds for each of them. The United East- India Company's Warehouse at Botalph Wharf, has lately been robb'd of Bags of Cowries, and 33 Bags of Salt- Petre. they They write from Spain, that the Count d'Aguilar not complying soon enough with his Order to quit Madrid, his Majesty sent a Detachment of his Guards to carry him to Fort St. Anthony in the Groyn. They talk as if twenty Transports are preparing at Barcelona for a secret Expedition. The Reverend Mr. Woodroffe is made Prebendary of Worcester, in the room of Dr. Brabant, lately de. " The Living of Yelling in the County of Hunting- don, vacant by the Death of the Reverend Mr. Mau- rice Vaughan, Prebendary of Windsor, is conferr'd on the Reverend Mr. James Dodgeson, Minister at St. Ives in the same County. Last Week four Prisoners for Debt were discharg'd out of the Gatehouse, Westminster, by the Charity of a Person unknown, who paid their Debts, ( as they compounded the same with their Creditors) and like, wise their Prison Fees. Some malicious Persons having falsly reported that Mr. Mills, who keeps the Dog Tavern at Billingsgate, and always reckon'd a Man of a fair Character and good Reputation, was concern'd in the last robbing of the Bristol Mail, their Malice is generously detected by the Post Master General, by clearing the Innocency of the said Mr. Mills in the Advertizements of all the News- Papers. On Friday 7- Night, about 12 a. Clock, a Barber, living near Gray- Inn- Lane, was assaulted by three Foot- Pads in King's street, Bloomsbury, who not on- ly stript him to his Skin, but took seven Guineas from him, and went off clear with the Booty. We hear, a Prosecution is order'd against the Printer and Publisher of the Freeholders- Journal, which is to commence the first Day of Trinity Term next at the King's Bench Bar at Westminster. Those Seamen that were under the Command of Sir George Byng, now Viscount Torrington, in the Me- diterranean, are to receive their Prize Money of Mr. Henry Cooley, ac his Office in George Yard on Lit- tle Tower- Hill, London, in the manner following. SHIPS; Barfleur Shrewsbury Dorsetshire Captain Royal Oak Lenox Essex Bredah Kent Grafton M A Y. Thursday Friday Wednesday Thursday Friday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday JUNE. Friday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Orford Dunkirk Rochester Superbe Canterbury 1 Rippon Dreadnought Montague Looe Hospital Ship T Success Store Ship \ Garland Fire- Ship - j Griffin Fire- Ship j The Sum to be paid to the captors is 22512 1. at, 8 d and also the appraised Value of other Prizes never sold or contracted for, and are by Treaty to be re- turned to his Catholick Majesty, together with all other Sums for Ships, Stores, & c. sold. Moreover, all such Shares as are not then demanded, may be received at the said Office every Tuesday and Thursday Morning, for three Years to come. Letters from Constantinople say, That it has been propos'd to the Divan, if it might be practicable to draw all the Persian Trade into Turkey, and to oblige European Merchants to send thither for Persian Com- modities; And it being judg'd this may be easily ef- fected, it is not doubted that the Grand Signior will ap prove the Project; and the rather, because the Mini- ster of a certain Potentate makes pressing Instances to have it put in Execution, the present Opportunity be. ing favourable, by reason the ottoman Porte has ac- commodated its Differences with the Sophy of Per- sia. Nevertheless, it is expected that the Czar will oppose, as much as possible, any Defign of this Na- ture, having resolv'd to enter into a Treaty of Com merce with Persia, in order to cause the Commodities of the East to be transported to Moscow. it is re- ported, that the Grand Signior's eldest Son will set out shortly on his Travels into Europe, to learn the the Knowledge of Arts and Sciences. Warsaw, April 23. The Warlike Preparations of the Turks on the Side of Choczim, and the Motions of the Russian Troops on the Frontiers of Courland give great Uneasiness here. Copenhagen, April 28. The Fortifications of this City are repairing with great Diligence : There are at present in this Port 17 Vessels of the Line ready for sailing, and four more are to join them. ' Tis report, ed, but on what Grounds we know not, that this Fleet is to go into the Service of Great- Britain, on certain Conditions. The Danish Troops quarter'd in Norway are order'd to be prepared for a March on the first Notice; and the Soldiers who had Furlo's for no certain Time, but upon Condition to return to their Colours whenever it should be thought fit are required so to do on Pain of Death. We have Advice from Chester, that M. Puleston Alderman and Post Master of that City, lately shot himself through the Head, upon some Discontent not known. Last Wednesday Night the Bishop of Rochester's Lady was Interred with great Funeral Pomp in West- minster Abbey. Last Monday Henry Worseley, Esq; His Majesty's late Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Court of Portugal, arriving in Town, was next Day introduc'd to his Majesty at St. James's, by the Rt. Hon, the Ld. Cartaret. one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and was very favourably receiv'd. He is preparing to set out with all Expedition for his Government of Barbadoes.. On Monday last the Corpse of the late Earl of Sun- derland, and that of his youngest Son, were carried out of Town, to be interr'd at Althorp in Northamp- tonshire. The Rt. Hon. the Ld. Herbert, Captain of the 1st Troop of Guards, and Son and Heir apparent to the Earl of Pembroke, stands Candidate for the County of Wilts, in the Room of Robert Hyde of Hatch, Esq deceas'd since his Election. Letters from Dublin give an Account, that Captain Charles de Quinsack and his Wife were on Thursday the nth of April, between the Hours of Nine and Ten at Night, set upon by three or more Robbers, in York street, in the Suburbs of the said City, who wounded the said Capt. de Quinsack, and barbarously Murder'd his Wife, by shooting her Dead with a Pi- stol On Monday the 13d of April, 1722, a Procla- mation was issued out by the Lords Justices and Coun- cil of Ireland; wherein they promise a Reward of an Hundred Pounds to any that discover the Person who shot the Gentlewoman, and Fifty Pounds for any of the other concern'd in the Murder. Also Capt. Charles de Quinsack farther promises a Reward of 50 1. to any one that apprehends the Person that murder'd his Wife, over and above the Reward in the above Proclamation ; and 25 I. to any Person who shall apprehend any of their Accomplices, which Sum shall be paid by Messieurs Lacouche and Kane. More- over, one Nathaniel Day. a Quaker, late Master of the Sarah Sloop of Bristol, who was Tried and Convicted the last Assizes held at Tralee, in and for the County of Kerry, for causing and procuring several of His Majesty's Subjects to imbark on Board him, with in- tent and in order to be Inlisted to Serve the King of Spain as Soldiers, without the Licence of His Majesty. or the chief Governour or Governours of this King- dom, contrary to the late Act of Parliament made in this Kingdom ; and was for the said Fact con- demn'd to Die ; having since made his Escape out of goal ; the Reward of an Hundred Pounds is offerd to any Person or Persons who shall seize or appre- hend him, so as he may be brought to Justice, in six Months time. A A Copy of Part of a letter, from Francis Fitz Gerald, ( under Sentence of Death, for High- Treason) to William Maynard, Esq; Collector of Corke. Hon. SIR, PUrsuant to yonr Commands, I give you the follow- ing impartial Account, in which I have omitted nothing material. 4 That last Christmass was a Year, at Cuskam in the County of Waterford, Father F • Q after Mass at the said Place, invited me to in Alehouse, where he gave me a British Half- Crown to drink James the Third's Health, after which Mr. of . hearing I was in the House, sent for me into his Company in the said House, ewore me to be true to the said King James the Third, and he and the said FatherF Q- promised to get me an Ensign's Commission, in the said King James the 3d Service ; and F Q swore that it he did not think it to be for my Advancement, he wou'd not send me off. Corke Goal, April 7th, 1722. FRANCIS FITZ GERALD. Truth of this has been inserted in the St. James's eve- ning Post, of April the 7th, No 1074: and the Que- ries in the same Post of April the 12th, N°. 1076, are as nigh to Matter of Fact as possibly can be ; in- somuch that the Tories and Jacobite's cannot lick themselves clean, by many the false Stories which they print to the contrary in their lying News Papers. If you please to give this a Place in your next Weekly- Journal, you will oblige your humble Servant, B. B. The Persons who conspired falsely to accuse Colo- nel Stobius of Capital Crimes, at Stockholm, have been try'd by a Court Martial there, who sentenc'd a Lieutenant and an Ensign to stand in the Pillory, to be mark'd in the Forehead with a red hot Iron by the Hands of the common Executioner, and to be kept to hard Labour the rest of their Days in the Castle of Marstrand: Capt. Guldenroot, the Chief of the Con. spirators, was condemn'd to be beheaded, and the Ad- vocate Sarlotius to be kept 1 Month in Prison, at Bread and Water and then sent into perpetual Banish- ment. On Wednesday last the Rev. Dr. Allestree, Rector of St. James Garlick Hithe, was unanimously chosen Proctor for the Chapter of St. Paul's in the ensuing Convocation. We hear that the Rev. Mr. Cowper, Son to Spencer Cowper, Esq; will succeed the late Dr. Brabant in the Living of Barkhamstead. The same is in the Gift of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. A Marriage is concluded betwixt the Lord Vis. count Lewisham, Son and Heir apparent to the Earl of Dartmouth, and the only Daughter and Heiress of Sir Arthur Kaye, Bart. Yesterday his Majesty's ship Lyme, of 40 Guns, was put into Commission, and the Command given to Captain Elford, being appointed to carry Mr. Worseley over to his Government of Barbadoes, in the room of the Roebuck. Captain Williams, who lately had the Warwick, has got the Deptford, now a Guard Ship at Ply-, mouth, in the room of the abovesaid Captain Elford. We hear, the City of London, in regard of the eminent and faithful Services of Sir William Thomp- son, Kt. their Recorder, and in Consideration of his not meeting with Employment elsewhere. suitable to his great Merit and Abilities, have been pleased to augment his Sallary to 400 1, per Annum, and have made him a Present of two hundred Guineas, is « Mark of their Gratitude and Esteem for so worthy a Gentleman Yesterday Sir John Fryer, Bart, an Alderman of this City, set out for his Seat near Andover, to pass the Summer. The Duke of Cambridge, the Sea- Horse, and Rom- ney from Turkey, are, by an Order of Council, to be discharg'd from their Quarantine at Standgate Creek. We hear, that Wilson, one of the Bristol Mail Men, hass acknowledg'd he was concern'd in Robbing the Bury Coach, when the Pedlar- Woman's Tongue was cut out, as lately mention'd in this Paper. Yesterday four Malefactors were executed at Ty- burn, viz. John Hartly alias Pogly, James Timms, Thomas Reeves and John Thompson, four Foot- Pads and Street Robbers. By Letters from Bourdeaux we are inform'd, That the Marshal Duke of Berwick is to go into Italy with a Detachment of those Forces which he commanded, to reinforce a good considerible Body of Spanish Horse, which are also to march into that Country ; but, however, this it a Piece of News which merits Confirmation, before any great Credit is to be given to it. Yesterday the Honourable Judge Bury, Lord Chief Baron of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer, departed this Life at his Chambers in Serjeants Inn in Chance- ry- Lane. Advices from Genoa say, that the Intendant Pa- tina was arrived at Barcelona, ind having rendez- vouz'd there all the Seamen from the Coasts of Catalonia and Valencia, he his given them two Months Pay in Advance ; that a great Quantity of Warlike Stores were put on Board several Men of War in Barcelona Road, and that several Thousand Men were likewise to be embark'd there on a secret Expedition. ' Yesterday Thomas Warner, Esq; a Commissioner of the Stamp- Office, and Feeder of the King's Pheasants at Hampton Court, died on Tuesday last at Hampstead. The Reverend Mr. Booth, a Relation of the Earl of Lincoln, is made Prebendary of Windsor, in the room of Mr. Maurice Vaughan, deceased. They write from Balduck in Hertfordshire, that the Small- Pox hath lately been very rife and very mortal in that Town and Neighbourhood. Justice Launt of Putney is reckon'd to be either dead or dying at the Bath. There is Advice that the Monmouth, Captain Kemmes, is safely arrived at Fort St. George. Col Hurst set out for Holland some Days ago. _ The King's Yatchs are order'd to be in a readiness to Sail, as soon as his Majesty shall go on board. Last Tuesday was sold by Auction at the South- Sea House, the Houshold Goods, Plate, Linnen, & c. of Sir Theodore Janssen, Baronet, at his late Dwelling House in Hanover Square ; as were likewise the Moveables of Arthur Ingram, Esq; at his House in York Buildings; Sir Theodore's Son and two Daugh- ters bought abundance of the Goods at the Rate set. tled by the Appraisers, and Mr. Ingram bought his Family's Pictures. We hear that last Tuesday William Neal, Francis Carter and William Stone, three of the Aldermen of St. Albans, in the County of Herrford, were taken up by Warrants from Sir Littleton Powis, one of his Ma- jesty's judges of the Court of King's- Bench, when Ed- mund Aylward ( who was lately convicted of Forgery) the Town Clerk of the said Burrough, and one Har- disway, enter'd into Recognizances for their appearing at the next Assizes and Goal delivery for the said county to plead to an Indictment of wilful Perjury, found against each of the said Aldermen last Assizes. tis talk'd That the South- Sea Company Directors are about agreeing with Shipwrights, & c. for building several vessels to be employ'd in the Fslhery, which is a branch of the Trade of that Corporation. . Bankrupts since our last. John Jennings, late of Walbrook, London, Perri- wig- maker. Joseph Dixon, of the City of Norwich, Innholder, HumPhrey Skelton of the Hay Market, in the Pa- Martin in the Fields, Upholder. Thomas Agutter, late of Woolaston, in the Coun- ty Northampton. Chapman. BMr. READ, - May 3. 1722. by a Letter lately receiv'd from Coventry, I have an account that the Election for Parliament- men there, was carried on in such a vile scandalous . manner thatthe Tories beyond all the Malice of Bar- barians insulted the Mayor, Sheriffs and Aldermen ind so highly did they incense the Rage of their sordid blind Mobb that they spar'd not the very Pavements, but tore it up to throw it the Whigs and Whiggish houses breaking the Windows all to Pieces. The
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