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Dublin Almanack

01/01/1776

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126 Remarkable Events. 1672 New rules for the better government of the city, & c, introduced by Arthur, E. of Essex. 1676 Essex- bridge built by Sir Humphrey Jervais. It was so called from Arthur Capel, E. of Essex. 1682 Ormond- market opened. 1683 The Tholsel built. 1684 Royal- hospital built, at the charge of the army, by James, D. of Ormond, and completed by Henry, E, of Clarendon, in 1686, on a site of 64 acres, being part of the Phoenix park. Total expence of building the hospital, infirmary, gardens, church- yard walls, & c. 23,559/. 11 Ormond- bridge built. Also Arran- bridge, now called Queen's- bridge ; rebuilt in 1768. James II. arrived in Dublin, and the next year assembled a parliament, which attainted 3000 protestants. A mint established, by the same king, for coining money of brass, old guns, and the refuse of metal, melted down together, to the amount of 389,7241b. 3 J. valued at 1,596,799/. os. 6d. Trinity- college made a barrack for popish soldiers. An earthquake felt in Dublin. The four- courts of justice re- built. William packet- boat, with two mails, and eighty pas- sengers, cast away in Dublin- bay, near Sutton. Parish of St. Michan divided into three, viz. St. Michan's, St. Paul's, and St. Mary's. William III. gave 3000/. to enlarge Trinity- college. Barth. Van Homrigh, Lord Mayor, obtained a new collar of SS. ( the former being lost) value 1000/. Act passed for erecting lamps in Dublin. A statue of William III. erected on College- green.— Repaired and raised in 1765. The foundation stone of the work- house laid, by the dutchess of Ormond. Castle- market, erected on the old site of St. Andrew's church, opened by proclamation. The city- marshalsea removed from Bridge- street to the Merchant's- quay. Interest of money reduced from 10/. to 8/. per cent. Barracks began to be built. 1707
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