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Monday, May 16th, 1825

ALL Persons indebted to the late Mrs.SNOOK, of Mere, Wilts, are requested to pay the same the Executors on or before the 1st of June next. And all persons having any demand on the Estate, are requested to apply for the same, otherwise they will be excluded the benefit thereof.

THOMAS MATTHEWS, Milton,}Executors.
CHARLES CARD, Mere, Wilts,}

Dated this 13th day of May, 1825.

THE Commissioners in a Commission of Bankrupt, bearing dated the 27th day of June, 1816, awarded and issued forth against JOHN ANTRAM, of the Town and County of the Town of Southampton, Butcher, Dealer and Chapman, intend to meet on the 25th of May instant, at 12 o'clock at noon, at the George Inn, above Bar, Southampton, in order to make a Dividend of the Estate and Effects of the said Bankrupt: when and where the Creditors, who have not already proved their Debts, are to come prepared to prove the same, or they will be excluded the benefit of the said Dividend. And all claims not them proved will be disallowed.

WHEREAS a Commission of Bankrupt is awarded and issued forth against WILLIAM ALEXANDER, of the city of Bath, in the county of Somerset, Hatter, Hosier, dealer and chapman, and he being declared Bankrupt, is hereby required to surrender himself to the Commissioners in the said commission named, or the major part of them, on the thirtieth and thirty-first days of this instant May, and the twenty-fifth day of June next, at the hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon of each day, at the Christopher Inn, in the city of Bath, then and there to be examined ; and make a full discovery and disclosure of his Estate and Effects; when and where the Creditors are to come prepared to prove their debts, at the second sitting to chose Assignees, and at the last sitting the said Bankrupt is required to finish his examination, and the Creditors are to assent to or dissent from the aIlowance of his certificate. All persons indebted to the said Bankrupt, or who have any of his Effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to whom the Commissioners shall appoint, but give notice to Messrs.Rotton and Bush, solicitors, Frome, Somerset; or to Messrs.Ellis and Blackmore, solicitors, London.
9th May, 1825

TO be LET by TENDER, -- THORNY DOWN INN and FARM, containing 150 acres of Arable and Pasture Land. The coming-on tenant to enter on the land for the ensuing wheat crop the 24th of June next; all other lands, with part of the House and a stable, at Michaelmas.
Letters (post-paid) to be sent to the Rev.R.M.Crosse, Langton, Blandford, Dorset.


TO be SOLD or LET, by PRIVATE CONTRACT, with early possession. -- A good Freehold comfortable FAMILY MANSION, pleasantly situated near the town of Ringwood : comprising an entrance hall, breakfast-room, dining-room, 16 feet 6 inches by 15 feet 6 inches; drawing room, 17 feet by 15 feet 4 inches; and other convenient rooms; 8 bed rooms, with offices of every description, in substantial repair; walled-in gardens, stalled stables for 6 horses, coach-house, yard, and other buildings.
The House and Premises may be viewed after the 10th of May by applying to Mr.Thomas Veal, carpenter, Ringwood; and to treat apply at the White Hart Inn, Ringwood, on Monday the 23d May.

WE, the undersigned, give Notice,
That the PARTNERSHIP existing between us is DISSOLVED as far as relates to Wm.Matravers, sen., and that the Firm in future will be OVERBURY, MATRAVERS, and OVERBURY.
Signed at Westbury, in the County of Wilts,

WANTED, --- A HEAD WAITER and HEAD CHAMBER MAID. -- For particulars apply to Mrs.Butcher, Angel Hotel, Lymington, Hants; if by letter, the postage must be paid.

A PLAIN steady COACHMAN in a country place, to undertake the care of three horses; to employ his time when not otherwise wanted in the house at stated times. One Suit of Clothes, and Wages from 12 to 20 a year, according to the value of the man. -- Apply to the Rev.J.Bedford, Twyford, near Winchester.

WEYMOUTH, May 14.- Among the many improvements now carrying on in this place, those of Brunswick Buildings (for small families) are the most prominent for ornament and utility.

POOLE, May 13.- Died aged 34, Mr.Robt. Mathews, deeply lamented: he possessed all the qualities which adorn the true Christian.

Saturday, May 14.

Sunday last was married at Bloomsbury Church, London, by the Rev.S.H. Wynn, late of Christchurch, James Haslet, son of Mr.Haslet, of Petworth, Sussex, to Mary Harvey, daughter of Benjamin Harvey, builder, &c. Christchurch.
Lately died at Portsmouth, aged 57 years, Mrs.Foster, wife of Colonel Foster, widow of the late Brian Edwards, Esq. M.P., and aunt to T.H.H. Phipps, Esq. of Leighton House, and C.Lewis Phipps, Esq. of Wans, in this county.
Lately died at Dripsey Lodge, near Cork, Mr.Thos.Burdon, youngest son of the late Mr.Burdon, of Winchester.
On Wednesday last the Guardians of the Poor of the several parishes in the neighbourhood of Winchester held their annual meeting at the White Swan Inn, in this city; about 40 sat down to a sumptuous dinner provided by Barnes, which gave very great satisfaction.

There are at this time seventy three inmates in the Poor-house at Fordingbridge, amongst whom are sixteen men and nine women, whose united ages amount to nineteen hundred and thirty-eight years. Taking, therefore, the average of these twenty-five, every third person in the house may be reckoned at upwards of seventy-seven years of age; and it is a remarkable fact, that two only of that number are at present prevented by sickness or otherwise from taking their meals in the hall with the family.

Singular Affection of a Cat.-.Mr.George Cooper, Keeper of Eyeworth Walk, in the New Forest, has in his possession a cat which lately had kittens, the whole of which were killed except one. His son, while on duty in the walk, found a cage of squirrels containing three young ones, which on bringing home he put into the nest where the cat was with her remaining kitten, expecting she would instantly kill them, from their resemblance to rats, but contrary to expectation, she no sooner saw than she caressed and fondled them, adopting them as her own offsping. They have continued to suckle these ten days, and are quite vigorous and healthy. It is amusing to observe the gambols of the squirrels, while the cat, participating in their amusement pays equal (if not more) attention to them, than to her own remaining kitten !

The following inquests have been taken by Mr.Todd during the present week :- At Mitcheldever, on the body of Robert Mitchell, who, having previously enjoyed good health, fell from his chair as he was at breakfast, and expired. Verdict, "Died by the Visitation of God."- At Whitchurch, on the body of George Brown, who on Wednesday morning last was found dead on the road between Whitchurch and Overton: the mail coach passed over him as he lay on the road, after which he groaned once or twice, and then died. The coach-man was of opinion that the wheels passed over the body, but not the slightest mark of the wheels could he discovered, and as the countenance presented every appearance of a person who had expired in an apoplectic fit, and there was no evidence to support the coachman's opinion, the Jury came to the conclusion that he was just at the point of death when the coach passed by, and died immediately after, by "the Visitation of God."

Committed to the County Gaol :- Thomas Woodeson, charged with having on the 28th February last stolen a pig, the property of John Toomer, at Andwell.

LYMINGTON, May 13. - Died at Bombay, on the 24th of September last, Mr. Charles Mitchell, and on the 6th of October, Mr. John MitcheIl, brothers of Mrs.Grove, of this town; and on the 14th of October, Mrs.Elizabeth Mitchell, widow of the above Mr. John Mitchell :-thus in the space of 21 days, a whole European family fell a sacrifice to malignancy of cholera morbus.
SWINDLING.- On Tuesday evening last a woman, styling herself Mary Simpson, called on the Rev.Mr. Ford with the following statement :- On the death of her husband above 20 years ago, she was received into the family of the Rev. Rowland Hill, minister of Surry Chapel, where she had lived ever since in the capacity of housemaid. Her husband died worth a little property, which she placed in the hands of her master for the benefit of her children, a son and a daughter. A few days ago she received a letter, with the Lymington post-mark, stating that her son was lying dangerously ill at the New Inn, Battramsley, and that she must come down immediately if she wished to see him alive. On the reception of this intelligence she came down by coach from London, taking with her only just money enough to pay the expences of her journey. She reached her son three days before his death, which happened that day (Tuesday) at one o'clock. The expences attending her son's illness had amounted to 4. and she supposed that the funeral would cost about the same sum; she therefore wished Mr.Ford to write to her master (who, as he had always taken a great interest in her poor fatherless boy, was very anxious to hear from her), requesting him to send her 10. if possible by return of post.- During the recital of this narrative she seemed deeply affected, and shed abundance of tears; Mr.Ford lent her a trifle, and promised to write to her master the next day. He wrote, and to his letter received the following reply, dated May 12, 1825:
"Dear Sir, - The woman that styles herself Mary Simpson is a complete impostor. No person of that name ever lived in my family. The very same story was sent up for me from the Rev. Mr. Tozer, of Marlborough, though the name was different, and the sum required was a five pounds instead of ten. If the woman could be apprehended, and brought before a magistrate, so that she might receive the punishment she deserves, the community will be benefited thereby. - I am your's sincerely,
" To the Rev.D.E. Ford. ROWLAND HILL."
The above impostor appears about 45 years of age, dark complexion, and middling height. When at Lymington she was neatly dressed, and wore a grey cloak and black bonnet.

Saturday, May 14.

On Monday last, was married at the Friends Meeting-house, in Southampton, John Carre to Anna Naftel, both of the island of Guernsey.

A Bear Hunt.- On Tuesday morning last a young bear, belonging to Mr.Jame's collection here, made his escape from durance vile, and exhibited himself gratis in the open fields in the neighbourhood of Portsmouth, to the terror of all beholders, who thought themselves safe only at the greatest distance. Being soon pursued by his keeper on horseback, he took the road for Northam; leaping the bridge gate, to the admiration of the toll-taker, who did not demand his money. It being ascertained what way he had taken, a general bear hunt was the consequence, in which all within hail joined; and at length, being hardly pressed Bruin, as a dernier resort, mounted a tree at Bittern, and submitted himself at the kind expostulations of his keeper, who prevailed on him to return to Southampton in a very loving manner.

Mr.Shayer of this town has some beautiful pictures in the exhibition at Somerset House this year.

Ingram, who was some time since an accomplice with Clark at a robbery where the former was shot, has been taken, and lodged in our bridewell.

The passengers for France, Jersey, &c. have this week filled the steam packets.

The quantity of wall-fruit in the gardens in our neighbourhood, is beyond all precedent.

Skipper, the pedestrian, keeps his regular walk and his regular time every day with the greatest ease.

Newport, May 13.

On Monday last died Ann, the youngest daughter of Mr. W. Hall, pastry-cook, of this town.

On Thursday evening last an introductory lecture was delivered at the Mechanics Institution, by Abraham Clarke, Esq. secretary to the institution, touching on the sciences of astronomy, chemistry, &c. preparatory to the lectures that will follow on each of the sciences, to be delivered by gentlemen and members of the institution. We cannot but congratulate the members upon the liberal donations of books, &c. that have been and still continue to be made to them; and from the almost daily accession of members, we trust the institution will shortly rank amongst the most useful in the kingdom.

Monday, May 16, 1825.

WILTSHIRE SOCIETY.-The ninth anniversary meeting of this excellent County Charity was held on Tuesday last at the Albion Tavern, Aldersgate-street, London, the President, George Watson Taylor, Esq. M.P. in the chair.
Amongst the company present we observed the Earl of Suffolk; Sir J.D. Astley, Bart. M.P.; .J. Benett, Esq. M.P.; T.G.B. Estcourt, Esq. M.P.; Jos. Pitt, Esq. M.P.; Robert Gordon, Esq. M.P.; .J.R. Grosett, Esq. M.P.; J. Alexander, Esq. M.P.; Wm. Leake, Esq. M.P.; the High Sheriff; Dr. Trenchard; Alexander Powell, Esq.; C.L. Phipps, Esq; Wadham Locke, Esq.; A. Awdry, Esq.; Wm.Hughes, Esq.; J.H. Saunders, Esq.; W.W. Salmon, Esq.; F. Giffard, Esq.; C.W. Everett. Esq.; the Mayor of Salisbury, Mr.Chamberlain Stevens, &c. &c. &c.
At half-past six, upwards of one hundred gentlemen sat down to an excellent dinner. On the cloth being removed, "Non Nobis Domine" was sung by Messrs. Pyne, Broadhurst, Taylor, &c.
After the health of the King had been drunk, the Chairman proposed "The Duke of York and the Army", and stated that he had that morning been honored with an interview with his Royal Highness, and was commanded by him to express the interest he felt in the welfare of so laudable an institution, and his regret that his official duties had unexpectedly deprived him of the gratification of meeting the gentlemen of the county of Wilts on the present occasion. The toast was drunk with loud applause.
The Earl of Pembroke, Lord Lieutenant of the County, was the next toast. The Secretary read a letter from Lord Pembroke, expressing his regret that ill health prevented his attendance at a meeting connected with the county in which he lived, and constituted for beneficial purposes, and assuring the Society that in any other manner his LordshIp was ready and most willing to contribute to its support. The Secretary then announced that his Lordship had sent a second donation of 20. (Loud applause.)
"The High Sheriff and Magistrates of the County."
The High Sheriff returned thanks.
After the other usual toasts, the Chairman proposed "The health of the Members for the County," which was received with loud cheers. Mr. Benett, in returning thanks, mentioned some striking instances he had lately met with of the benevolent feelings of Wiltshiremen in London towards those in distress, coming from their county; and Sir John Astley assured the meeting of the interest he felt for the charity.
The Earl of Suffolk then rose, and said he was about to propose the health of a gentleman they would hear named with the greatest satisfaction; he meant that of the worthy President, (applause) who if not long known to them, had been sufficiently well known to rank him amongst the sincerest friends of the county. (Immense applause.)
The Chairman, in returning thanks, expressed his strong feeling of attachment for the county of Wilts, and after explaining in an eloquent speech the object of the institution in support of which they were now assembled, concluded by proposing "Prosperity to the Wiltshire Society." (This toast was received with the loudest applause.)
The Secretary then read the Report, from which it appeared that 1729 5s. had been invested in the three and a half per cents. for the purposes of the charity, and a balance of 146. 13s. 9d. remained in the hands of Messrs.Hoare, the bankers; that the Committee had apprenticed three boys during the last year, making a total of 24 boys now serving their apprenticeships. The Secretary stated that their masters reported them to be steady, honest, and industrious lads; and after expatiating on the utility of the institution, and urging the continued exertions of the gentlemen of the county in its support, he concluded his address by announcing a long list of new members and subscribers, amongst whom were the names of Sir Edmund Antrobus, Bart. the Honorable Mr. Justice Burrough, Alexander Baring, Esq. M.P., J. Alexander, Esq. M.P. the Mayor of Salisbury, Thos.Clutterbuck, Esq., Major Montagu, the Mr.Pinckneys, &c. &c. &c., and further donation from the Chairman.
The Chairman then, after an elegant allusion to the loss the Diocese of Salisbury had lately experienced by the decease of their late respected Prelate, proposed "The Clergy of the Diocese."
Dr.Trenchard returned thanks in a neat speech expressive of his loyalty to his King and attachment to our Constitution in Church and State. (Applause.)
"The Members for the City of Salisbury."
"The healths of the Members for Devizes" were then drunk with great applause and Mr. Estcourt, in returning thanks, advocated the cause of the charity in an eloquent and most impressive speech, which was received with marked attention and applause.
The Chairman then rose, and observed that they were that day honored with the company of the Mayor and Chamberlain and several other Members of the Corporation of the ancient city of Salisbury. They had often heard of the benevolent undertakings of that respectable body, who were at the present period engaged in contributing to the support of a silk manufactory established under their auspices, for the commendable purpose of affording employment for the poorer inhabitants of Salisbury and its neighbourhood. He next adverted to the further proof of their charitable intentions manifested this day by the attendance of their Chief Magistrate and other Members of the Corporation, contributing to the support of the Wiltshire Society, and concluded by proposing "The Mayor and Corporation of Salisbury". (Applause.)
The Mayor, in returning thanks, in a neat speech expressed the satisfaction he felt in being present at the anniversary meeting of so charitable an institution, and assured the company that he should always feel pleasure in recommending the Wiltshire Society to the support of his fellow-citizens. (Great applause.)
The Earl of Carnarvon was elected President, and Lord Andover, Ambrose Awdry, Esq ., John Fuller, Esq., Thomas Clutterbuck. Esq., Thomas Davis, Esq., James Bradford, jun. Esq., John Bush, Esq., Charles Martin, jun. Esq., T.T. Thring, Esq. and R. Welford, Esq. were chosen Stewards for the next anniversary.
After the usual business was gone through, the company separated, highly gratified with the proceedings of the day.

On Friday se'nnight a meeting of the inhabitants of Devizes, who are assessed in the rates for paving, lighting, &c. was held at the assembly-rooms, (the Mayor in the chair), to consider of the propriety of proceeding with the Bill for improving the town, which is now before Parliament. Mr.W. Salmon, who is ever anxious to promote the interests of the town, detailed to the meeting the various powers of the Bill, and strongly urged the propriety of its being proceeded with. Mr. Waylen then moved that it should be proceeded with, and Mr. Anstie, in seconding the motion, expressed his firm belief that the bill, if passed into a law, would greatly promote the comfort of the inhabitants, and add to the trade and respectability of the town. The bill provided for lighting the town with gas, and it appeared from the report of the Committee, that after paying the interest of the capital borrowed, there was reason to expect that the profits of the gas establishment would within a few years defray the expence of the lighting entirely.- The motion was carried unanimously.

Several meetings are in contemplation, both in Dorset and Somerset, for the purpose of adopting measures to promote the extension of the ship canal to Poole: and several of the landholders on the line have declared themselves highly favourable to it.

We understand from authority, that the Wiltshire Regiment of Militia will not be called out training until the month of July next.

Our theatre closes on Wednesday, after a season that has afforded the highest gratification to all the amateurs of the drama resident in this city and neighbourhood. Mr.Williamson, whose talents as a singer must ever be greatly admired, has his benefit this evening; and the highly respectable Manager, Mr.Penson, closes the season with his night on Wednesday.
The play of Evadne was performed at our theatre on Monday evening for the benefit of Miss Huddart, on which occasion the house was well and fashionably attended. The tragedy is one of considerable merit, and well calculated to call forth the abilities of the different performers. Mr.Huddart's Lodovico fully justified the expectation his well known abilities created - it was throughout a performance of superior merit, and drew forth strong and repeated marks of approbation.- Miss Huddart's Evadne added much to the high estimation she had before held. It was throughout a correct and beautiful representation of the tender, delicate, and nobleminded Evadne, and excited reiterated bursts of applause.
We understand, that Mrs.Salmon's retiring from her professional engagements for a season, as mentioned in our last, is by the advice of her physician, to try the effects of absolute repose to re-establish her health, which is much impaired by the continued and ardent exertions she has undergone in her profession.

"Respecting the rumour of the Sale of the Rollestone Estate, we can now refer our numerous enquirers to the advertisement. The unrivalled views of this estate at Marypole Head, so well known to our city, and its singular advantages, induce us to hope, that it may be purchased by some one, who may build there and form it into one charming demesne".-Exeter paper

On the 3d instant was married at Wimborne Minster, Mr. Henry Tuck, of Avon, near Ringwood, to Miss Jane Carlton, of Cow Grove, near Wimborne.
On the 4th inst. was married at Cheltenham, John Davis. Esq. of Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset, to Harriet, daughter of N. Dowrich, Esq. of Cheltenham.
Married at Faringdon, Mr Goold, of Nimbury, near Aldbourn, Wilts, to Rachael, third daughter of J. Clark, Esq. of Faringdon.
Married, Mr. Wm. Simpson, of Melksham, to Hester, daughter of Mr. Geo. Withy, of Downend.
Tuesday last was married, at Westbury Church, by the Rev.Mr. Cooke, Mr. James Coulsting, of Bristol, to Ann, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Isaac Tucker, of Westbury Leigh.
On Thursday last was married at Wiley, by the Rev.Mr. Matthews, Mr.Thomas Burge, of Brislington, Somerset, to Anne, only daughter of Mr. John Perrior, of the former place.
Tuesday was married at Charlton Musgrave, in the county of Somerset, by the Rev. Wm. Leir, the Rev. Paul Leir, Rector of that place, to Fanny, widow of the late William Morton Pleydell, Esq.
It is with feelings of sincere regret we announce the death of the Right Rev.Dr .John Fisher, the revered Bishop of this diocese. His Lordship's health had been for some time in a declining state, and the lamentable event took place on Sunday evening the 8th instant, at his residence in Seymour-street, London. His Lordship was Chancellor of the Order of the Garter. He was born in the year 1748, and was the eldest of nine sons of a former Vicar of Peterborough. His Lordship rose from a fellowship of St.John's College, Cambridge, to be successively tutor to the Duke of Kent, Canon of Windsor, Bishop of Exeter, then of Salisbury, and Preceptor to the late Princess Charlotte of Wales. His Lordship succeeded Bishop Douglas in the see of Salisbury, in the year 1807. He enjoyed for many years the distinguished confidence of his late Majesty. He was naturally of a weak constitution; but, mild in disposition' he, by habitual temperance and exercise, attained an unexpected age.

MELANCHOLY EVENT.- On Monday afternoon, as S.T. Wood, Esq. was taking an airing with his daughter, Mrs. Brodie, wife of P.B. Brodie, Esq. barrister at law, of Lincoln's-inn-fields, in a light pony chaise, near the Regent's Park, the pony took flight, and ran away with the carriage, when Mrs.Brodie, in attempting to leap out, fell, and was so much injured, that she died in the course of half an hour. Mr. Wood escaped unhurt, by keeping his seat in the chaise, until it was stopped. Mrs. Brodie was lifted up, and taken into the Royai Horse Guards Barracks, where every possible assistance was afforded to her, but in vain.

Died in Wimpole street on the 30th ult. aged 17, Anne, third daughter of General and the late Lady Elizabeth Loftus, and the grand-daughter of Field Marshall Geo.Marquis Townsend and his first wife Lady Charlotte Compton Baroness De Ferrers, of Chartley.
On Saturday the 7th inst. departed this life, at the seat of Sir Richard Hoare, Bart., Mrs.Pezzy, far advanced in years. Her time was past in the unwearied discharge of her religious duties. A truly Christian character, she has left a bright example to a numerous circle of friends and acquaintances, by whom as she was justly beloved, so is she deeply lamented, and by none more than the heir of Stourhead, of whose youth she was the affectionate companion.
On the 19th of April died, beloved and respected by all who knew her, Mrs. Alexander, wife of Mr.Alexander, of Devizes, and third daughter of Mr.John Waters, of Park House Inn, in this county.
On Monday last died, Mr. James Harrison, son of Mr. Harrison, of the Lamb Inn, Hindon.
Died, at Wimborne, on Thursday the 5th instant, after an illness of 3 days, Sarah, the wife of the Rev.John Miell, Baptist Minister, aged 73 years.
On the 5th inst. died, aged 22, Mr. James Hardy, grocer, Salisbury-street, Blandford.
On Sunday the 8th inst. died, aged 38, Mrs.Sloper, wife of Mr. Sloper, of the Crown Inn, Bishop's Cannings.
Died, Anne, wife of Robert Peacey, Esq. of Chedglow, in this county.
Died, aged 50, Mr.Thos. Lake, landlord of the George Inn, Corsham. - And 29, Alice, wife of Mr.John Cook, draper, of Taunton.
On Monday last died, after a very short illness, aged 33 years, Mrs. Elizabeth Burch, wife of Mr.Samuel Burch, bricklayer, of this city.
On Tuesday last died at Sherborne, Mrs. Watts, wife of Mr. Watts, bookbinder.
On the 5th inst, died at Minehead, aged 56, the Rev. W. S. Bradley, Prebendary of Wells, Vicar of Chard and of Timberscombe.
On the 7th inst. died at Wells, Ann, relict of R. Jenkyns, Esq.
Monday last died at his house in Wells, after a short illness, Edward Tuson, Esq.
Wednesday died in his 23d year, William, eldest son of Mr.Gerrish, shopkeeper, of Wilton.
On Wednesday last died, after a long illness, Mr.Richard Triniman, of this city, aged 84 years.

Daring Robberies.- On Tuesday night last, Mr.Randall'ss mills at Quidhampton were broken open, and robbed of a piece of blue cloth, 2 pieces of drab cord, and 1 piece of white cord, all in an unfinished state; and on Wednesday night a ewe sheep, marked F. was stolen from the fold of Mr.Judd, of Newtontoney. Large rewards are offered for a discovery of the offenders in both instances.

A deplorable occurrence happened at Trowbridge on Saturday evening the 7th instant. a man and his wife, named Francis, who had for some time resided at that town, as vendors of earthenware (but who, it appears, had not lived on the best terms), after drinking pretty freely, became very abusive to each other, and the woman gave her husband several most severe blows upon which the constables put her into confinement for the night. The wretched man died next morning, and an inquest was held on Monday last by Mr. Adye, coroner, for the purpose of ascertaining the circumstances of his death. It was proved that the deceased, John Francis and his wife (Martha) had been drinking together in a public-house at Trowbridge, in the afternoon of Saturday; that she was continually abusing him and threatening to murder him; that she struck him several times during their stay in the public-house; that she afterwards knocked him down 7 or 8 times in the street, and when down kicked him about the head and face, swearing that she would murder him; and that his head and face were covered with blood. On examination his skull was fractured behind the ear; and there were several external wounds and bruises. A surgeon deposed that his death was occasioned by violent means; and the jury returned a verdiet of Manslaughter against the wife who has been committed to Fisherton Gaol. She is a very powerful woman, and the deceased was an old and emaciated man. It appeared that every time she knocked him down, she picked him up again, and kicked him before her.

Committed to Fisherton Gaol :-Martha Francis, charged with Manslaughter in having killed her husband John Francis, at Trowbridge, (see particulars above.)- Jesse Spencer, charged with having, on the 9th Dec. 1824, feloniously shot and wounded Charles Twine, in the parish of Brinkworth. - William Watts, charged with paying a counterfeit shilling to John Clark at Corsham, knowing the same to be counterfeit. - William Ford, charged with stealing a halter and a quantity of straw and potatoes, the property of his master William White Rumsey, at West Knoyle.
On Monday last 14 convicts were removed from the County Gaol of Fisherton Anger to the York Hulk at Gosport, under sentence of transportation, viz. John and William Billett, for horse stealing; Joseph Giles, Richard Hughes, and William Goslet, for burglaries; William Maltman, James Barrett, William Hayward, and George Martin, for breaking open houses in the day-time, no person being therein; and Anthony West, for a highway robbery ; for their respective natural lives.- William Henrys and William Lake, for burglaries, for the respective term of 14 years each; and Wm.Wise, for feloniously stealing wheat; for seven years.


WHEREAS the MILLs of Mr.Randall, at QUIDHAMPTON, near Salisbury, were last night feloniously BROKEN OPEN, and one Piece of SECOND BLUE CLOTH, two Ends or Pieces of Drab Woollen Cord, and one Piece of White Cord, were stolen therefrom:- Whoever will give such information as shall lead to the conviction of the offender or offenders, shall receive the above Reward of FIFTEEN POUNDS, on application to Mr.Kerley, solicitor, Wilton.
Wednesday, May 11, 1825
The above Goods are in an unfinished state.

LOST last week from Redhill, near Christchurch, -- A dark Brown She Donkey, big with Foal; has a white nose, and a slit in one ear. - Whoever will bring her to Mr.John Carter, at Redhill, shall receive TEN SHILLINGS Reward. - May 12, 1825.


TO LET, ---. A small compact PUBLIC HOUSE: may be entered on immediately. - Farther particulars may be known by applying to J.White, Milford-street.

WILLIAM MULLETT, DRAPER, TAILOR, &c. Corn Market, SHAFTESBURY, begs leave most respectfully to return his most grateful acknowledgments to the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public in general, for the very flattering and increasing support he continues to receive, and begs to inform them, that the connexion he has formed with one of the most fashionable houses in the Metropolis for the earliest transmission of the newest Fashions, and the extensive assortments of the best Superfine Cloths and extra ditto, not to be excelled, he is enabled to execute his orders equal to the London trade, at a moderate country price - Ladies'Habits nicely made and elegantly fitted, and all orders thankfully received and executed with every possible dispatch. - A good Assortment of the best Superfine LONDON HATS.
SHAFTESBURY, May 14, 1825.


JOHN BULL has now delivering at Eling Wharf,- A Cargo of best NEWCASTLE COALS, (very rubbly), at 36s. per Chaldron, for ready money.- N.B. The ship will be five days delivering.
ELING, May 14th, 1825.

A PAIR of Brown GELDINGS, with black legs, 15 hands high, rising five and six years old, steady in harness, and warranted sound.
The above will be sold either separately or together. - To be seen by applying to Mr.Walters, saddler, Catherine Street, Salisbury.