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Dublin Almanack

01/01/1776

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379 Remarkable Events. Foundation stone of Trinity. college laid, by Thomas Smith, mayor.— Opened in 1593. A great plague raged, and consumed numbers. The charter of the city renewed. A convocation held, which established the articles of religion. Popish college erected in Back- lane, in opposition to Trinity- college— Shut in 1632. By order of the Lords Justices, the citizens brought in their plate to be coined, to the amount of 120,000 /. to supply the exigencies of state. The inhabitants numbered 2565 men, and 3986 women, Protestants.— 1202 men, and 1406 women, Papists.— Total 8159. Cromwell arrived, with 9000 foot, and 4000 horse, A plague raged, and carried off great numbers. The castle surprised by a number of general officers, inclined to the restoration of Charles II. Charles II. gave a collar of SS. and a foot company, to the mayors. 11 Bishops consecrated together in St. Patrick's- church, A Theatre built in Orange- street, now Smock alley. The Court of Claims held at the King's Inns. Chief magistrate honoured with the title of Lord- Mayor, by Charles II. who granted 500/, per ann. in lieu of the foot company. Sir Dan. Bellingham the first L. Mayor. Dr. Jonathan Swift, dean of St. Patrick's, born in Hoey's- court, Werburgh- street, the 30th of Novem, The spire of St. Audeon's church re- built. Free- school of Charles II. commonly called the Blue- coat- hospital, erected. Trees planted round the walks of St. Stephen's- green, and trenches cut to carry off the water. The water- course of the Bason made, and pipes laid through the city. Foundation of St. Andrew's- church laid. Eight bells hung in St. Patrick's- church, six in Christ- church, and five in St. Catharine's. A wooden bridge built over the Liffey, commonly called Bloody- bridge, from an attempt to break it down, in which four persons were killed. 1707
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