Local Newpaper Extracts
Some Selected Reports from the Salisbury and Winchester Journal
Monday, October 19th, 1812
IN consequence of the Dissolution of Co-partnership of WILKINS, MEW, BUSSELL , and Co. Newport, Isle of Wight,- That part of the Stock of IRONMONGERY, not taken by MESSRS. BUSSELL and HARRIS, consisting of bar iron, nails, locks, hinges, register and other stoves, fenders, fire irons, tea urns, tin and copper goods, &c. &c. is now SELLING, at their old established Warehouse in Pyle-street, at very reduced Prices.
October 12, 1812.
BUSSELL and HARRIS (late WILKINS, MEW, BUSSELL, and Co.) respectfully inform their friends and the public, that they continue the business of IRONMONGERS, braziers, smiths, bell-hangers, tin-plate and wire-workers, gun-smiths, brass-founders, &c, &c. in all its branches, at the old-established Warehouse in Pyle-street, Newport, Isle of Wight; where they earnestly solicit a continuance of that patronage and support which was so long conferred on the late firm, and which it will ever be their aim, by steady attention, to merit.
October 12, 1812.
CANAL, SALISBURY, Sept.24, 1812.
JAMES WHITMARSH having this day relinquished the GROCERY and TEA BUSINESS in favour of Mr.DAVID BELL, he begs leave to return his grateful acknowledgments to his friends for their past favours, and to request a continuance in behalf of his Successor, who, he flatters himself, will, by strict attention to business, give general satisfaction.
N.B. The business of CHEESE FACTORS, and IMPORTERS of WELSH and IRISH BUTTERS, will be continued as usual, under the firm of "JAMES and HENRY WHITMARSH."
DAVID BELL takes this opportunity also of soliciting the favours of Mr. JAMES WHITMARSH'S friends and of the public in general, and to assure them that nothing on his part shall be wanting in assiduity, and in keeping a Stock of the best Articles, on the most reasonable terms to merit their countenance and support.- The best WELSH and IRISH BUTTERS, wholesale and retail; and private families supplied with prime NORTH WILTSHIRE and SOMERSETSHIRE CHEESE, of the first quality.
N.B. A general assortment of prime TEAS, from the East India Company's last sale, just arrived, and selling at the reduced prices.
GREYHOUND INN, BLANDFORD.
SARAH POOLEY, impressed with the warmest gratitude, begs her Friends and the Public in general, to accept her most sincere thanks for the very great encouragement she has so many years experienced at the above Inn, and takes this opportunity of soliciting their future favors in behalf of her successor, Mr.JOSEPH HAWKINS, whom she hopes will ever meet with the same liberal support.
S P. begs to inform her friends that she continues the London and Exeter Coach Business.- Office at the Greyhound as usual.
JOSEPH HAWKINS begs leave to inform the Nobility, Gentry, Commercial Gentlemen, and the Public at large, that he has TAKEN the above capital lNN, and hopes, by an unremitting attention to business, they will continue the same patronage and support which Mrs. POOLEY has so long experienced, being determined to use every exertion to accommodate them in the same style which his predecessors ever made it her study to do.
THE Executors of the Will of the late Mr. GEORGE HOOKEY, Upholsterer, Auctioneer, &c. feel it a bounden duty on them to return their unfeigned thanks to his friends, for the very distinguished preference they favoured him with during his life, and acquaint them that they have disposed of the whole Concern to Mr.JOHN MECEY, of Winchester, whom they can recommend, as one particularly eligible, and worthy to succeed the late Mr.HOOKEY, to all that portion of public confidence and support so liberally conferred on him and his father for the space of the last forty years.
N.B. Mr.JOHN MECEY will commence from the 11th of October next; but all Auctions and Appraisements will be conducted by him from this time.
150, High-street, Southampton, Sept.22, 1812.
JOHN MECEY, Estate and House Agent, Auctioneer, Appraiser, Upholsterer, and Undertaker, &c. having taken to the Business of the late Mr.GEORGE HOOKEY, respectfully solicits the friends of the deceased, the nobility, gentry, and public, a continuance of that same kind patronage and support his predecessor so long was favoured with; as from the experience he has had in some of the most respectable houses in the metropolis for several years, and the encouragement he has met with from a liberal and discerning public since his commencement in business at Winchester, he trusts that he shall be found competent to fill the same respectable situation in his avocations as the late Mr.HOOKEY, at the same time pledging himself that highest exertions and abilities shall be used for the interest of all who may please to employ him, at either of his warehouses in Southampton or Winchester, as he will carry on the business at Winchester as usual.
WANTED to PURCHASES, - A PRESENTATION of a LIVING, held by an aged Incumbent, about the value of from £400 to £700 per annum.
Apply (post-paid) to Mr.Hayward, land-surveyor, Rowde, near Devizes.
WANTED, at Christmas next, -- A CLERGYMAN in Priest's Orders, to take the care of the Church of Kington Magna, in the county of Dorset.
Letters addressed to the Rev, J. Toogood, Kington, near Shaftesbury, Dorset, will be immediately attended to.
WANTED, to live in the Country.-- A steady MAN, in livery, as BUTLER, where two are kept under him. He must understand cleaning of plate and brewing, and also be able to dress and cut hair. Good wages will be given; but an unexceptionable character from his last place will be required.
Apply to Wm.Trenchard, Esq. Lytchet House, near Poole, Dorsetshire.
WANTED, -- A clever, active YOUNG MAN, in the Linen and Woollen Drapery line. A respectable reference will be very essential.
Apply immediately (if by letter, post-paid) to John King, Linen-draper, Blandford.
N. B. Also an APPRENTICE, with whom a premium will be expected.
WANTED in a small Family, in the Country,- A steady middle-aged Man, to take care of a gig and work occasionally in a garden.
Apply (post-paid) to Mr.Clarke, bookseller, Dorchester.
SUCH Persons as are willing to contract with the Church-wardens and Overseers of this City, to supply the House for three months, to commence the 23d instant, with the under-mentioned Articles, are desired to send their proposals (sealed up) with samples, to the Master of the Workhouse, directed to the Church-wardens and Overseers, on or before Friday next, the 23d of October, before four o'clock in the afternoon, or they will not be read :-
The usual pieces of Beef, per lb.
Malt, Salt, and Oatmeal per bushel.
Candles, Soap, Sugar, and Tobacco, per lb.
It is expected that all articles contracted for will be sent in perfectly good, or the Contract will be void, and what had will not be paid for.
N.B. Legs and Shins of Beef to be cut off at the joint, marrow bones taken out, and the tops of the necks taken off.
MISS HOLLIER respectfully acquaints the Public, that she has opened a BOARDING and DAY SCHOOL for Young Ladies at this place; and, by unremitting attention to those Pupils who shall be committed to her care, and her long experience in the line of tuition, she flatters herself she shall justify the confidence of those who may honour her with their patronage.
RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT.
TERMS.- For Boarders, 30 Guineas per annum, 2n Guineas Entrance. Day Scholars, 6 Guineas per annum; Entrance, one Guinea.
THE REV. CHAS. HENRY HODGSON, A.M. having signified to the Corporation his intention or resigning the Mastership of the Grammar school in this City, on St.Thomas's day next, respectfully informs his friends and the public in general,- That after the Christmas Recess, he purposes opening a PRIVATE SEMINARY, for a limited number of Young Gentlemen, who will be educated for the Public Schools, and the Universities.
The Plan of Instruction upon which this Seminary will be conducted, will be assimilated, as nearly as possible, to that adopted in the Public Schools: and, as it is Mr. Hodgson's determination to dedicate his time entirely to these Pupils who may be entrusted to his care, and to spare no exertion calculated either to promote their improvement or domestic comfort, he hopes to be favoured with a share of that patronage, which it will be his anxious study to merit, by the most patient application and persevering assiduity.
No Admission-fee will be required. Each Young Gentleman will have a separate bed; and the terms may be known on application to the Rev. Mr. Hodgson, Castle-street.
SALISBURY, Sept. 26, 1812.
King's Arms Inn, Dorchester, Dorset.
WILLIAM OLIVER (late Butler to Wm. Morton Pitt. Esq. M.P.) begs leave to inform the Nobility, Gentry, Commercial Gentlemen, and the Public in general, that he has taken and will enter on the above INN, on Saturday the 17th instant, and hopes, by strict attention and assiduity, to merit their patronage and support.
Neat Post-Chaises, with able horses and careful drivers.- Good Stabling, &c.
Coaches to and from London every day.
BATH and DEVIZES.
THE public are most respectfully informed, the above LIGHT POST COACH, carrying Four Insides only, will leave the Bear Inn, Devizes, on Monday, September the 21st, (where passengers and parcels will be regularly booked), and will run every morning at half past eight o'clock, through Everley, Andover, Basingstoke, and Staines, to the Cannon Coffee-House, Charing-Cross, and the Bull and Mouth Inn, Bull and Mouth-street, London, where it will arrive at ten o'clock the same evening. The Coach will return from the above mentioned offices in London, at six o'clock every morning.
EXPEDITION LIGHT POST COACH to LONDON.
The Proprietors beg to observe, they cannot be accountable for any package, parcel, or passengers luggage, above the value of Five Pounds, unless entered as such, and paid for accordingly.
A SMALL BLACK LEATHER TRUNK,
LOST, supposed to have slipped from the fore or hinder part of a Post-Chaise, on Wednesday, in the afternoon of the 30th of September last, between Amesbury and Andover, containing Shirts and other articles.
CORDED, BUT WITHOUT A DIRECTION.
Whoever will bring the said Trunk to the office of Messrs.Brodie, Dowding, and Luxford, on the Canal, Salisbury, UNOPENED, will be rewarded with FIVE GUINEAS.
This Advertisement will not be repeated; and no greater Reward will be offered.
HORSE RODE AWAY.
WHEREAS a BAY GELDING was hired from the Blue Anchor, of Gosport, to go to Titchfield, on the 7th of October instant, by a stout Man, of genteel appearance, supposed to be a Scotchman, and, as the person has not since been heard of, the Horse is supposed to be left at some Inn on the road. He has a full black mane, and tail cut, about 14 hands high, with a small star in the forehead, scar on the knee, and a speck on the off eye. Had on when taken away, a bridle and saddle with plated moulding on the cansel, a snaffle bridle with yellow front, and martingale.
If the Horse should be left at any Inn on the road, or offered for sale, immediate information is requested to be given to Mr.Thos.Norris, at the Blue Anchor, Gosport, by whom every expense will be paid.
GOSPORT, Oct.12, 1812.
Late Co-Partnership of WHITCHURCH and Co.
ALL Persons who are indebted to the late Co-Partnership of WHITCHURCH and CO. are respectfully requested to discharge their accounts by the end of this present month.
MILFORD STREET, Oct.9, 1812.
To DEBTORS and CREDITORS.
ALL persons indebted to FREDERICK JENVEY, late of Lymington, in the county of Southampton, tailor, are desired forthwith to pay the amount of their respective debts to Mr.B.H. Brown, solicitor, Lymington, who is duly authorised to receive the same ; and all persons having any claims or demands on the said Frederick Jenvey are requested to send a statement thereof to Mr Brown, at his office in Lymington aforesaid.
MESSRS. LYE'S BANKRUPTCY.
NOTICE is hereby given, That a Second Dividend has been declared under the Commission of Bankrupt against Messrs, GEORGE LYE and EDMUND LEIGH LYE, of Bath and Warminster, Bankrupts, as well on the Joint Estate of the said Bankrupts, as also on the Separate Estates of the said George Lye and Edmund Leigh Lye respectively; and that several Creditors who have proved their debts may receive such Dividend, on application at the Bank of Messrs.Clement and Tugwell, in Bath, at any time after the 26th day of October instant.
October 16, 1812.
WHEREAS I ALBINUS DAVIDGE, of East Stower, in the county of Dorset, Labourer, have spread several false reports injurious to the character of Mr.Samuel Carter, of the same place, and did also assault and otherwise insult Mrs.Carter, on the 3d day of July last, for which Mr.Carter had commenced a prosecution against me, but has been pleased to stay all proceedings on my paying the expences already incurred, with this advertisement, and begging their pardons for the same, which I hereby publickIy do, and promise never to be guilty of the like offence again. As Witness my hand the 24th day of September, 1812.
The mark of X ALBINUS DAVIDGE.
Witness, JOHN STACEY.
LAND and WATER CONVEYANCE, from LONDON and BRISTOL to SARAM, &c. by the River Thames, Kennet, and Kennet and Avon Canal BARGES, to and from the Kennet Wharf, Upper Thames-Street, London, and the Kennet Wharf, Queen-street, Bristol, to Devizes; from thence, by BURTON's WAGGONS, goods are forwarded every Tuesday and Friday to Salisbury, Downton, Fordingbridge, Poole, Christchurch, Ringwood, Lymington, Romsey, Southampton, Gosport, and Portsmouth; returns Wednesdays and Saturdays from the Bull Inn, Fisherton, where goods are taken in for Devizes, Calne, Chippenham, Tetbury, and all parts of Gloucestershire, also to Melksham, Trowbridge, Bradford, Bath, and Bristol.
All goods intended for this conveyance, it will be esteemed a favour to insert on them, "Per Burton, from Devizes."
SOUTHAMPTON, No.180, BELOW-BAR.
THIS HOUSE is now fitting up for the reception of an assortment of CABINET and UPHOLSTERY GOODS, in their different varieties, from the Manufactory of CLEMENT SHARP and SONS, who having (in addition to their Romsey concern) for some time contemplated this arrangement, have prepared a large Stock of well-seasoned Materials, which it will be their ambition to make up according to that original taste which they hope has hitherto characterized their designs. They have long felt it their duty and waited for a fair occasion to acknowledge their increasing obligations to their friends in Southampton and its neighbourhood, and presume this additional deposit will in future enable them to fulfil their obliging commands with more promptitude and dispatch.
N.B. The Auction, Appraising, and House Agency Business as usual.
Andover, Oct, 1812.
THOMAS and WILLIAM GILBERT beg respectfully to return thanks to their Friends and the Public, for the extensive patronage they have hitherto received, and beg to acquaint them, they have purchased the whole of Mr.ALLEE's STOCK of LINEN DRAPERY, &c. which they are determined to sell on the Premises, for Ready Money, very considerably under Prime Cost.
The Shop being now re-opened, T. and W.G. will endeavour to convince their Friends and the Public that this is a more favourable opportunity for purchasing than ever before occurred.
LOBB and MISSING, LINEN and WOOLLEN DRAPERS, Haberdashers, Hosiers, &c. No.32, High-street, Southampton, respectfully acquaint their Friends and the Public in general, they are just returned from London, with an extensive Assortment of WINTER GOODS, and a variety of Fashionable Fancy Articles for the season.
Beautiful Swansdown and Chinchilla Muffs, Tippets, and Trimmings, with a large Assortment of other Furs.
Fine Angola and Pelisse Cloths, of various colours.
SOUTHAMPTON, Oct.17, 1812.
LINEN & WOOLLEN DRAPERY WAREHOUSE,
JOHN LONG respectfully informs his Friends and the Public, he has opened the above Warehouse, with an entire New and Fashionable Stock of the best Goods, to which he solicits their inspection, and assures those who may favour him with their commands, that the greatest attention on his part may be depended upon, in rendering the very first qualities in goods, and at the most reasonable prices.
MARKET-PLACE, MERE, WILTS.
A general Assortment of Men's Mercery, Hosiery, and Haberdashery .- Funerals furnished.
MERE, Oct.4, 1812
New and Fashionable Linen Drapery Warehouse,
IMPRESSED with gratitude for favours conferred, E. WILSON begs leave to inform the inhabitants of Salisbury and its vicinity of his return from London, where he has purchased the largest and cheapest assortment of Goods ever yet offered in this city, the whole being entirely new, and particularly adapted for the ensuing season.
N.B. A large assortment of Norwich Stuffs, from 16d. per yard, for dresses; with three bales of Witney and Yorkshire blankets, from 4s. 9d. per pair.
E.W. flatters himself that his Goods will be found 10 per cent. cheaper than at any other house in this city.
* Country Dealers, Hawkers, &c. will find this an advantageous opportunity.
COLES and NOWLAN take this opportunity to inform their friends and the public, that as the Business of their late employer (Mr.GEO. HOOKEY) is disposed of, they have taken a house at No.110, in the HIGH-STREET, where they will in future carry on the UPHOLSTERY and CABINET BUSINESS, together with its various branches, in the same manner as they have been accustomed to conduct it for several years past; and from the experience gained under a man so eminent in his profession they hope to merit the public support.
SOUTHAMPTON, Oct.16, 1812.
WHEREAS the Partnership carried on by JAMES HARRIS and DANIEL HARRIS, under the Firm of Messrs. James and Daniel Harris, of the city of New Sarum, in the county of Wilts, Curriers, was this day DISSOLVED. by mutual consent :-Notice is therefore given, that the said business will in future be carried on by the said James Harris, at New Sarum aforesaid; and that all debts due to the said concern, are to be paid to and settled with the said James Harris, on or before the 20th day of October instant.- As witness our hand, this 2d day of October,1812.
Witness, THOMAS WILMOT
KEEPING FOR SHEEP.
WANTED to take in to Winter, About Eight Score of DRY SHEEP.- For further particulars apply (if by letter, post-paid) to Mr.J. Anthony, Thorn Hill Farm.
N.B. Thorn Hill is near midway between Southampton and Botley.
KEEP FOR THREE HUNDRED SHEEP,
THE Sheep will be taken at per Score; the Keep will be lett or sold, as required by the person wanting it. The food consists of Turnips, Clover Grass, Clover-Hay, and good Meadow Hay. The person will be accommodated with Keep for the above Sheep, if required, upon conditions, for a fortnight after Old Lady-Day, 1813.
From Old Michaelmas, 1812, to Old Lady-Day, 1813.
For particulars apply by letters post-paid to Mr.John Compton, Doding's Farm, Bere Regis, Dorset.
CATTLE TAKEN IN, at LITTLETON FARM, near Weyhill, at 1s. 9d. per Head; fodder good, and plenty of Water.-- Enquire of Mr. Vidler, on the premises.
TWO HORSES, the property of a Gentleman, TO BE SOLD.- Enquire of William Humby, at his Livery Stables, Southampton.
TO be SOLD, or LETT for a time,- A handsome town-built CHARIOT, on its first wheels, - Also to be Sold, a One-Horse CHAISE, the property of a Gentleman: the Chaise is in good condition, with lamps and a head complete.
For price and further particulars apply (if by letter, post-paid), to John Andrews, coach-maker. East-street, Southampton.
To FISHMONGERS, &c.
The Mills lie on the River Avon, and the Eels are of a superior size and quality (some taken this season have weighed seven pounds), and will be delivered at the Mills every morning.- There is an excellent Pound, with a continual run of water, to preserve them alive.
TO be SOLD by TENDER, at per pound, - All the EELS which may be taken at RINGWOOD MILLS, for One Year.
* Tenders to be addressed (free of expense) to Mr.Scorey, Ringwood Mills, on or before the 1st of November next, who will give every particular.
Monday's and Tuesday's Posts,
THE Russians have celebrated Te Deum for the battle of Polotzk. Te Deums have been sung for the battles of Riga, for the battle of Ostrowno, and for that of Smolensk. According to the Russian accounts they were every where conquerors, and they drove the French to a great distance from the field of battle. It was then amidst the strains of the Russian Te Deums that the army arrived at Moscow. There they thought themselves conquerors, at least the populace thought so, for well-informed persons knew what was passing.
TWENTIETH BULLETIN OF THE GRAND ARMY.
"Moscow is the entrepot of Asia and Europe, its warehouses were immense; every house was provided for eight months with necessaries of every description. It was only the evening before, and the day of our entrance, that the danger became known. We found in the house of the miserable Rostopchin some papers, and a letter half written; he fled without finishing it.
"Moscow, one of the finest and richest cities in the world is no more. On the 14th, the Russians set fire to the Exchange, the Bazar, and the Hospital. On the 16th, a violent wind arose.
"Three or four hundred ruffians set fire to the city in 300 different places at the same moment, by order of the Governor Rostopchin. Five-sixths of the houses were built of wood; the flames spread with a prodigious rapidity; it was an ocean of flame. Churches, of which there were 1600 - above 1000 palaces, immense magazines, nearly all have fallen prey to the flames. The Kremlin has been preserved.
"Their loss is incalculable for Russia, for her commerce, and for her Nobility, who had left all there. It is not over-rating its value to state it at many milliards.
"About 100 of these incendiaries have been apprehended and shot : all of them declared that they acted under the orders of Rostopchin, and the Director of the Police.
"Thirty thousand six and wounded Russians have been burnt. The richest commercial houses in Russia are ruined. The shock must be considerable. The clothing, the magazines, and the equipments of the Russian army, have been consumed. They have thus lost every thing; they would remove nothing, because they always thought it impossible for us to reach Moscow, and because they were willing to deceive the people.
"When they saw all in the hands of the French, they conceived the horrible project of destroying by fire this first capital, this holy city, the centre of the Empire; and they have reduced to beggary 200,000 respectable inhabitants. This is the crime of Rostopchin, executed by felons liberated from the prisons.
"The resources which the army had found are consequently much diminished; however, we have collected, and are still collecting, a number of necessaries. All the cellars are untouched by the fire, and the inhabitants, during the last 24 hours, had saved many articles. They endeavoured to stop the progress of the flames, but the Governor had taken the horrid precaution to carry off or destroy all the engines. The army is recovering from its fatigue; it has abundance of bread, potatoes, cabbages, and other vegetables; meat, salted provisions, wine, brandy, sugar, coffee, and, in short, provisions of all sorts.
"The advanced guard is 20 wersts on the road to Kassau, by which the enemy is retreating. Another French advanced guard is on the road to St.Petersburgh, where the enemy has not a single soldier. The temperature is still that of autumn; the soldiers have found, and continue to find, a number of pelisses and furs for the winter. Moscow was the depot of those articles."
Seven of the robbers of the Galway mail were taken on Friday, within about three miles of the place where the robbery and murder was committed. They were apprehended by Mr.Winter, of that neighbourhood. One of the gang has turned King's evidence. Collier was of the party, but was not, we are sorry to state, apprehended.
SATURDAY EVENING, OCT. 17
PLYMOUTH, Oct.16. Letters have been received here, from some of the Officers of the late Guerriere, dated Halifax, stating, that all the Officers and crew of that ship were there on parole, and were getting the better of their wounds.
On Sunday evening the Seaflower brig of war sailed for Corunna, having under her convoy some transports, with detachments of the 11th, 23d, 28th, and 88th regiments of foot, going to join their respective regiments.- She was called back by signal, to wait for more two more transports, and the whole sailed again on Tuesday. Several merchant ships also sailed under convoy with the Seaflower.
The Centaur, the flag-ship of Sir Richard Keats, which arrived here a few weeks since, from the Mediterranean, went up the harbour on Monday to be docked.
On Tuesday arrived the Ariadne frigate, from the Channel-fleet; the Dattersell brig of war, from a cruize in the Channel; and the Racoon brig of war, from Portsmouth.- Sailed the Scylla sloop of war, on a cruize.
On Tuesday evening arrived the Medusa, of 41 guns, the Hon.Captain Bouverie, from Bilboa, bringing dispatches, with which the Capt.Bouverie landed and set off to London. Capt.Bouverie had been at Burgos, to have an interview with the Marquis of Wellington: we understand that he left his Lordship well on the 4th ult.on which day the 24th regiment entered the breach of the outer works of Burgos Castle, and made a lodgment, and the engineers are proceeding by sap.
Upwards of 2000 French prisoners have been sent from the prison ships in the harbour within these four days; and the following circumstance shews that the movement was become necessary:- On Sunday, about twelve o'clock, a very serious alarm took place on board the Ganges, wherein 750 French prisoners were confined. One of them had actually set fire to the ship, and burned a great hole in her. The incendiary was soon detected, and put in irons; he confessed his guilt, and declared that it was intention to destroy himself and companions, who were tired of confinement. He was immediately taken on board the San Ysidro[?]. The prisoners all assisted in putting out the fire, and it was with difficulty they were restrained from tearing the offender to pieces.
Yesterday arrived here the Queen Charlotte packet, Capt.Mudge, from Lisbon, with the mail and passengers: she sailed the 5th instant, but does not bring any news of importance. Burgos had not fallen, and it was expected the reduction of it would be strongly resisted. The packet was bound for Falmouth, but overshot the port last night by a strong wind.
Came in the Rose, Capt.Lowther, from Guernsey, for Dublin, with fruit, having sprung her mast.
The Racoon, of 18 guns, is appointed convoy to the eastward and will sail with the trade to-morrow morning.
PORTSMOUTH, October 17. Rear-Admiral Tyler sailed on Wednesday, in the Semirami frigate, to take the command at the Cape of Good Hope.
The Castor, Capt.Dilkes, which sailed on Wednesday, for Gibraltar, had on board a large quantity of specie, for payment of the troops.
On Tuesday came on, at the County Hall, before Thomas Thistlethwayte, Esq. High Sheriff, the election of two Knights of the Shire for this county.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17.
The two late Members were proposed as follows, Mr.Chute, by Sir Charles Rich, Bart., seconded by Mr.John Blackburne, Esq. and Mr.Heathcote, by Sir John Pollen, Bart. seconded by Sir J.W.S. Gardiner, Bart.
Thomas Jones, Esq. of Sway cottage, near Lymington, then proposed Mr.Cobbett, which was seconded by Mr.Peter Finnerty. Some objection was made to the interference of Mr. Finnerty, on the ground that he was not a freeholder. Mr. Finnerty declared that he possessed a freehold in South Stoneham, and he was permitted to proceed.
Mr.Jones, in proposing Mr.Cobbett, argued that it was necessary to elect men who would enquire into public abuses and endeavour to reform them, without favour of affection to any delinquent.
Mr.Finnerty spoke somewhat to the same effect, but from the clamour that prevailed he could not be heard.
A friend of Mr.Finnerty (said to be an Irish barrister) attempted to speak; but as he was avowedly no freeholder, he was not permitted to proceed.
After the Candidates had all been proposed, Mr.Chute came forward, and briefly stated that he, their Representative, had enjoyed the confidence of the county for upwards of twenty years; that he had on all occasions acted zealously and faithfully to the utmost of his ability, and had never given a vote but from the honest dictate of his conscience.
Mr.Heathcote, in the regret of his friends, was absent from indisposition, which was stated by Mr.Simpson.
Mr.Cobbett then came forward, and stated the lavish waste of the public money, the enormous amount of sinecure offices, and the necessity of repressing these evils. If their Representatives in the late Parliament should be returned, they would continue to support this system of corruption; but if the freeholders chuse him, he would most strenuously exert himself to procure a reform of all abuses.
Mr.Rose contradicted some of Mr.Cobbett's assertions; and a short controversy took place between them; after which, the Sheriff proposed a shew of hands for each Candidate, and declared Wm.Chute and Thos.Freeman Heathcote, Esqrs. to be duly elected; and no poll being demanded by Mr.Cobbett, they were returned and immediately chaired.- Capt. Gilbert Heathcote taking his seat in the chair for his brother.
Upon the motion of Sir John Pollen, the unanimous thanks of the Meeting was given to the High Sheriff, for his highly judicious and impartial conduct. - The Meeting was very fully attended by gentlemen of all parties. Besides those named above, we observed Sir William Heathcote, and Sir G.J. Tapps, Baronets; the Dean of Exeter; Gen.G. Porter, Mr.Sloane, Mr.Hornby, Mr.W. Garrett, Mr.Mills, Mr.Blunt, Mr.Rawlinson, Mr.W. Long, Mr.Bethel Cox, Mr.Paulet Mildmay, Mr.Jackson, Mr.Simpson, Mr.Meyler, Mr.C.W. Michell, Mr.G.H. Michell, the Rev.Lascellas Iremonger, H.Lee, H. Sissmore, John Harwood, James Austen, &c. &c. &c.
An ordinary was provided at the White Hart, to which a very numerous and respectable party sat down; and beer was given to the populace, and the evening spent in the utmost hilarity and harmony.
Sir.H.C. Montgomery, Bart. and R. Wellesley, Esq. are elected Members of Parliament for Yarmouth, in the Isle of Wight.
On Wednesday Richard Meyler, Esq. was made a Freeman of this city.
BIRTHS. On Wednesday se'nnight, at Hursley, the Lady of Captain Gilbert Heathcote, of the Royal Navy, of a son.- On the 8th instant, the Lady of Edward Middleton, M.D. of Southampton, of a son.
On the 3d inst.was married John Rowdon, Esq., of Mincing-lane, London, to Miss H. Carpenter, of Ansty House, near Alton, in this county.
On Monday last was married, at St.Peter's Cheesehill Church, in this city, Mr.Wm. Dowling, of Barton Stacey, to Miss Paul, daughter of Mr.James Paul, of Gosport.
WEYHILL FAIR commenced on Saturday last, the day for Sheep, of which there was a tolerably good shew, though not so great as in many former years. From the great plenty of feed on the ground. Ewes and Wethers both brought higher prices than had been anticipated, being somewhat above those of the late markets; Lambs also met a ready sale; every pen was cleared. The quantity of hops was less than in former years. Not one of the booths, either in the Farnham or the Country Row, were filled; some were quite empty. The buyers were also fewer than usual; yet the prices were full as high as had been expected. Some of the brightest Farnham's brought £24. per hundred, and the average was called £22. Some growths of the parishes near Farnham fetched £20. and few were below £18. For the first time at this fair, hops were shewn from Leicestershire; which, notwithstanding the surprise produced by the name, went off freely at handsome prices, being of good colour and full of condition. There were also a few tons of prime pockets from Essex and East Kent, which went off at high prices. Cheese, which has met so dull a sale at the late fairs in the neighbourhood, here sold briskly; prime North Wilts at 84s. per cwt.
The Pleasure Fair, as it is called, was mis-named: it was in reality a scene of dullness, and the shops had very little business. The Balls were somewhat better attended. But on the whole, it was the flattest affair ever witnessed at this once great mart of business and gaiety.
On Friday the 9lh inst. died, in the 51st year of her age, Charlotte the wife of R.Wake, of Tatchbury House, in the parish of Eling, and daughter of the late Rev. Anthony Heathcote, of Compton Abbas, in the county of Dorset. She had enjoyed her health unusually well for the last month, but, after partaking of her supper, complained of a difficulty of breathing. She retired to her chamber and set herself down at the foot of the bed, calmly saying she was in no pain, but that "it was all over !" and in a few minutes yielded up that spirit that was prepared to appear before its Maker, by a constant, virtuous, and religious life, and spending her last sabbath as a christian, in partaking of the holy sacrament.
On Monday last died; in the 19th year of her age, in a fit of apoplexy, after eating a hearty breakfast, Elizabeth daughter of Mr.Chas.Baker, of Romsey;- and alarming and admontitive instance of the uncertainty of life; and also teaches us that death indiscriminately levels the young and the aged.
Eight French Officers, who were prisoners of war on their parole at Andover, having been taken at Hordle, near Lymington, in attempting to make their escape, are committed to the County Gaol.
The following persons, charged with felonies, have during this week been committed to the County Gaol :- Dennis Sweeny, charged with killing; and slaying Thomas Sunderland, at the parish of Carisbrook, in the Isle of Wight; Joseph Robbins L'Estrange, charged with stealing a £5. Bank of England note, in the parish of St.Thomas, in this city, the properly of Charles Lane; Jonathan Pierce, for stealing a jack-ass, the property of Henry Mitchell, at Petworth, Sussex; and John Batts, for stealing a black pony, the property of John Collins, at Petworth, Sussex.
On Friday seven male convicts from Warwick Gaol were lodged in our gaol, on their way to the hulks at Portsmouth.
On Wednesday a special County Court was held at Wilton, for the election of Members to serve in Parliament for this county. Sir William A' Court, Bart. the High Sheriff, having taken the Chair, and the customary forms having been gone through, J.H. Phipps, Esq. proposed Richard Long, Esq. one of the Representatives of the county in the last Parliament, and was seconded by Thomas Grove, Esq. -- John Benett, Esq. proposed Paul Methuen, Esq. and was seconded by Abraham Ludlow, Esq. The freeholders expressed their approval of the Gentlemen proposed; and no other Candidate offering Mr. Long and Mr. Methuen were declared duly elected.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19.
The new Members, and about thirty other gentlemen, dined together at the Assembly Rooms, at the cost of each individual. The dinner was served by Mr.Gibbons, of the Spread Eagle Inn, and gave general satisfaction. It had only one fault, - it was two abundant, having been provided in expectation of a more numerous company.
Charles Herbert, Esq. , and Ralph Sheldon, Esq. are returned for Wilton; Wm. Beckford, Esq. and Benjamin Hobhouse, Esq. for Hindon ; John Allersoll, Esq. and James Kibblewhite, Esq. for Wootton Basset.
Lord Bruce and the Hon.Col. Stopford, are elected Members for Marlborough.
The election of four Members for Weymouth and Melcombe-Regis began on Saturday the 10th inst. Candidates Sir John Murray, Bart. the Right Hon. T. Wallace, Mr. Broadhurst, and Mr.Trail, all on the Pulteney interest; opposed by Mr. R. Steward and Mr. Williams. The contest is briskly maintained; and as there is a dispute relative to the right of voting, it is expected that the final decision will rest with a Committee of the House of Commons. A right of voting for any freehold property possessed by will, however small, is claimed; for instance, a person on Wednesday tendered his vote in right of the twentieth part of a small garden, the other 19 shares whereof are possessed by 19 different persons, all claiming the same right. There are many such voters on both sides. The numbers on Friday, the sixth day's poll, were Sir John Murray, Bart. 156; Right.Hon. T. Wallace, 117; Mr.Broadhurst, 114; Mr.Trail, 104; Mr.R. Steward, 99; and Mr.Williams, 77. The contest is likely to continue several days more.
Robert Gordon, Esq. of Kemble, and Henry Broadhead, Esq. are elected Members for Wareham.
Sir M. Lopes and Sir Eyre Coote are elected Members for Barnstaple; Lord William Russell and the Hon. Richard Fitzpatrick for Tavistock; T.P. Courtney, Esq. and A. Wise, Esq. for Totnes; the Hon.J. Sullivan and R. Preston, Esq. for Ashburton.
On Friday Mr.Thomas Brown, jun. was elected Mayor of this city, but declined serving, and paid a fine of £100. to be excused.
On Tuesday last Giles Templeman, Esq. one of the executors of the late Mrs. Michell, of High-hall, paid into the hands of the Treasurer of the Salisbury Infirmary, a Legacy of £100.
The consecration of the Parish Church erected by the Earl of Ailesbury, on his estate, at East Witton, in the county of York, in commemoration of his Majesty's entering into the 50th year of his reign, took place on Thursday last. The ceremony was performed by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Chester in a truly dignified and impressive manner, and was attended by many of the Clergy of his Diocese. An appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev.Wm. Jones, vicar of the parish, after which his Lordship and Chaplain administered the sacrament. A numerous assemblage of the neighbouring gentry were present to witness the ceremony, as well a great concourse of people from the adjacent villages, together with the parishioners and tenantry of the Noble Earl, who has bestowed on them a lasting monument of his munificence and piety, and left the best memorial of his loyalty and veneration for the virtues of his Sovereign. The day being fine added much to the beauty of the scenery of this delightful part of the country, of which the plain and elegant simplicity of the building forms a conspicuous ornament; and all hearts seemed impressed with admiration and respect for the noble founder. After the consecration was over, most of the families retired from the church to visit the Stewards residence, and the venerable ruins of Jerveaux Abbey, to which place the Bishop returned to dinner with a select party of country gentlemen and the clergy of his diocese.
BIRTH. On Friday the 9th instant, at Bullbridge House, Wilton, the Lady of John Swayne, Esq., of a daughter.
On Saturday the 3d inst. was married, at Weymouth, Wm.Hart Lapslie, Esq. Captain in the 39th regiment of foot, to Marian third daughter of the late John Venner, Esq. of Canterbury.
On Thursday se'nnight was married, at Reading, Mr.Quelch of that town, to Miss Fanny Young, late of Fisherton, near this city.
On Saturday the 10th inst. was married, at Radley, in Berkshire, Charles Sawyer, Esq. of Heywood Lodge, to Henrietta eldest sister of Sir George Bowyer, Bart. of Radley.
On Monday was married, at Up-Lyme, Dorset, Capt.Stuport, of the Royal Navy, to Miss Hyndham, daughter of William Hyndham, Esq. of the Hon. East India Company's service.
On Thursday last was married Mr.William Hayward, of this city, to Miss Rivers, late of Bishop's Sutton, Hants.
On the same day was married Mr.J. George, to Miss Hannah Maria Lawrence, both of this city.
On Wednesday the 7th inst. died, at Sidmouth, greatly lamented, Joseph Bakerville, Esq. of Woolley, near Bradford, in this county.
On Sunday the 11th inst. died, at Weymouth, in his 19th year, David John Ackerley, Commoner of Trinity College, Oxford, second son of J.H.. Ackerley, Esq. Barrister at Law, of Bath.
On Sunday the 11th inst. died, Mrs.Young, wife of Mr.W. Young, butcher, of this city.
On Tuesday died, in his 71st year, the Rev.Dr.Roberts, Vicar of South Petherton, Somerset.
On Tuesday died, Mrs.Webb, many years mistress of the City Arms Inn, in the Market-place.
On Friday morning, the 9th instant, died, at Folke, Dorset, Emily youngest daughter of the Rev. Robert Frome, Rector of that parish.
The same day died, at Wilton, sincerely regretted, Mrs.Randall, wife of Mr.Wm. Randall, clothier of that place.
AN INFORMATION has been lodged before Magistrates at Fisherton, against the Toll Collector of Fisherton Turnpike Gate, for exacting four-pence half penny for the passing of a cart drawn by one horse, - whereas two-pence only, as it is alleged, is the just toll. That the former sum has been taken for many years is an admitted fact, yet it is positively asserted that no law can be shewn which warrants such a toll, or in truth a greater toll than two-pence. If this be so, which will very soon be determined, an injury has been done to the public unwittingly, to the amount of several hundred pounds every year.
LOST, on Sunday the 11th instant, in the neighbourhood of Ringwood,-- A BLACK GREYHOUND BITCH; answers to the name of Fly :- If strayed, a handsome Reward will be given to any person who will convey her to Mr.Charles Finch, of Moortown, near Ringwood; and, if stolen, a Reward of FIVE GUINEAS, on conviction of the offender.- Oct.16. 1812.
WANTED to take in to Winter, upon Ashley Farm, near Ringwood,- From 250 to 300 SHEEP.
For further particulars apply to T. Thresher, Salisbury; or at Ashley Farm.
HENRY SMITH (Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and Company of Apothecaries), avails himself of the opportunity to acknowledge with thanks the kindness and confidence with which his friends have honoured him, and to inform them that HE IS REMOVED from Endless-street to his House in HIGH-STREET, the corner of the Canal.
It is his continued intention to dispense the Medicines himself; and the Public may rely on Physicians prescriptions being carefully prepared with Chemicals. from Apothecaries' Hall.
HIGH-STREET, SALISBURY, Oct.10.
FOR SALE by AUCTION, in the Wood-Market, by J. ELDERTON, on Tuesday the 20th of October, 1812,- Three handsome PONIES, young and sound; a good Waggon, and several useful Horses. Sale precisely at twelve.
CLOSE OF SALISBURY.
One or more comfortable and sashed DWELLING-HOUSES, with two gardens, all fronting the before mentioned Meadow, may be Lett or Sold therewith.
TO be LETT or SOLD, for the remainder of a Term,- A MEADOW, situate within the liberty of the Close.
Enquire of Mr.Samuel Foot, Solicitor, Salisbury.
NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT.
TO be LETT of SOLD, ---- A large, roomy HOUSE, consisting of twelve rooms, with detached kitchen and wash-house, with two rooms over; a walled-in garden; pump of excellent water, and a piece of ground adjoining. It is well adapted for a school or lodging house. May be entered on immediately.- For further particulars apply to Mr. Reeder Clarke, Newport.
MR.BECKINGSALE, SURGEON, &c. with respect informs his friends and the public, that he is removed from High-street to a House a Crane Bridge; and begs to assure his friends, that every attention will be paid to ensure a continuance of that preference which he begs leave respectfully to acknowledge.
CRANE-BRIDGE, October 1, 1812.