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30th September 1826

Sharman And Son

From the alteration in the system of business, arising from the distressed state of the manufacturers, beg leave to announce to their Friends and the Public, that they have just taken their Stock, and have since added to it a variety of articles which they have to offer at very Reduced Prices; and particularly many articles of their Old and Valuable stock, which will be found worthy attention.

Calicos, Flannels, Blankets, Prints, Stuffs, and Stockings, for Charities, remarkably cheap.

Sharman and Son take this opportunity respectfully to offer their best thanks to their Friends and the public for the patronage they have so long experienced, which they hope by continued attention to merit; and S and S hope that all their articles in Linen-drapery, Haberdashery, Hosiery, Silks, Gloves, &c., will be found, on inspection, of the best qualities, and as cheap as can be purchased. On all Ready Money Purchases, a discount of 2 1/2 per cent will be allowed.

Funerals Furnished
High Street, Windsor, Sept 25th.

Boarding And Day School

Returns thank's to her Friends for the many favours she has received; and begs to inform them and the Public, she has Removed to a more airy and commodious situation, where she hopes to meet a continuance of their patronage.

N.B. Music, French, Dancing, and Drawing, by approved masters, on the usual terms.
No.16, Park-street, Windsor.

Mary Grantham
Widow of the late George Grantham,
Boot and Shoemaker to his Majesty,
(The only appointed one in Windsor or in Eton.)
Their Royal Highnesses the Princess Augusta,
The Duchess of Gloucester,
And the Dukes of Cumberland and Cambridge,
High Street, Windsor,

Returns her most sincere thanks to the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public in general, for the very liberal support which she has received since her late Husband's decease, and earnestly solicits a continuance thereof.
George Grantham (who has the management of the Business for the benefit of his Mother and Family) takes this opportunity of respectfully assuring those Ladies and Gentlemen whose commands he may at any time be so fortunate as to receive, that they shall meet with all possible attention, and that his every effort shall be used to execute their commands in the very best manner.

G.G begs to invite the notice of Gentlemen of Windsor, Eton, and their vicinities, to his incomparable stain eradicating and odoriferous.

Liquid for Boot Tops,
Which upon trial, will be found superior to any thing of the kind ever before submitted to the public - Price 1s per bottle.
Windsor, 29th Sept. 1826.

The Highlander
12, Thames-Street, Windsor,
From Holborn Hill, London.

Begs leave most respectfully to inform the Nobility, Gentry, and Inhabitants of Windsor, Eton, and their vicinities, that he has opened the above House, with a choice and excellent assortment of real Havannah Cigars, Cherroots, curious old Snuffs, and every description of Foreign and British Tobacco; - should they honour him with their kind patronage, no exertion or pains shall be spared to procure every article of the finest quality.

Meersham Pipes, Hookahs, Boxes, &c., &c., - Shops supplied as in Town.

Monsieur Venua (from the Opera), Professor of dancing at Eton College, respectfully informs the Nobility, and Gentry, that the second quarter of his Ladies Assemblee for dancing will Commence on Wednesday, the 11th of October, at half-past one o'clock, at his house, Albion-place, London-road.

N.B. Monsieur Venua continues to give instruction on the pianoforte and singing, and attends weekly at Windsor, Eton, Maidenhead, Binfield, Wokingham, and Henley.
Reading, Sept.28, 1826.

Under the Patronage of
Her Royal Highness Princess Augusta.
Drawing and Perspective,
Taught by,
Montague Penley,
Particularly the fashionable and superior art of
Crayon Drawing

His proficiency in which was acquired under the celebrated Monsieur Cheni, professor of the Academie Royale, Paris.

M.P cannot enter on the present avocation without returning his sincere acknowledgements of gratitude to the inhabitants of Windsor and its vircinity, for the kind favours he has so many years experienced, and at the same time ventures to hope for a continuance of that support which will ever be his study to deserve.

Specimens to be seen at the principal libraries, where further information may be obtained; or of M.Penley, Thames-side, Windsor.

First Ball, Maidenhead
There will be a Ball at the Town Hall, Maidenhead, of Friday the 11th of October, 1826, at Nine o'clock. Tickets, including refreshments, 7s 6d each , may be had at the Library.

Sir George Nugent, bart.
Arthur Vansittart, Esq.
John, Sawyer, Esq.
- Paine's band will attend, as usual.
N.B. It will be a moonlight night.

Colnbrook Turnpike Roads, Bucks.

Notice is hereby given, that the General Annual Meeting of the Trustees appointed under and by virtue of the Act of Parliament, made and passed in the last session, intitled "An Act for more effectively repairing , widening, and improving the roads from Cranford-bridge, in the county of Middlesex, to that of Maidenhead-bridge which lies in the county of Bucks, and from Slough to Eton town end, and from Langley Broom to Datchet-bridge, in the said county of Bucks, and for watering the said roads," will be held at the Castle Inn, at Salthill, in the County of Bucks, aforesaid, on Friday, the 27th day of October next, at the hour of Twelve at Noon. At which meeting the said trustees will audit their accounts , and report the state of the said roads, according to the directions of the statute made in the third year of the reign of his present Majesty.

By Order of three of the said Trustees,
Windsor, September 20, 1826
Wm.Long, Clerk.

To Creditors

All Persons having any Claim or Demand on the Estate of the late Thomas Harris, Esq., of Brunswick Terrace, Windsor, and late of Maidenhead, are requested to send the particulars thereof, without delay, to Mr.Thomas Adams, builder, Peascod-street, Windsor, Sept.20 1826.

On Saturday night or Sunday morning , the stable of Mr.Freeman, of Bracknell, was entered, and a valuable bay mare stolen. The thieves also carried off a saddle and bridle; and have hitherto , we are sorry to say, escaped detection.

The great foot race from Hyde Park Corner to Reading, and back, the one by way of Windsor Park, and the other by Maidenhead, took place on Tuesday, between Captain Ivason and Mr.Maynard, for 200 sovereigns aside. The distance by one road is 39 miles, and that by the forest road 37. Captain Ivason was backed at six to four to win by the forest road. Mr.Maynard knocked up at Kensington, and the captain won by two miles.


At the cattle fair at Aylesbury, on Monday, there was a considerable number of horses, but far the greater part were of the very worst kind, and many in consequence remained unsold. Milching cows were sold freely at good prices, but barren beast, of ordinary quality were dull of sale. There were more sheep than were sold, and prices were somewhat lower. Though the fair which takes place on the 12th of October is called the statute fair, there were, as there generally is at this fair, a considerable number of servants offering themselves for hire; the rates of wages for woman varied from 50s to 5 per annum; that for able bodied men from 6 to 8, but few, however, were hired.

On Sunday afternoon last, during a heavy thunderstorm, three horses belonging to Mr.Wm.Crouch, of Chalfont St Giles, and then standing in his stable, were struck by lightning, one of which was killed instantaneously, another was so much injured that its recovery is doubtful; and a third was much hurt.

The George-inn, Aylesbury, was entered on Saturday night by some person yet undiscovered, and a trunk containing a lady's work box, 12s in silver, a quantity of grapes, &c., was taken away. The thief also regaled himself with the contents of the larder, and exchanged a pair of old shoes for a pair of boots. The trunk was found broken on Monday, in a cow-house belonging to Mr.Thorn, of Bierton; the grapes were still in it, but the work-box and the 12s were missing. Strong suspicion rest upon a man well known in the neighbourhood, who is lying concealed on account of other offences with which he is charged.

On Tuesday, Mr.Jackman, a salesman, was stopped by two men on the road between Leighton and Aylesbury, one of whom presented a pistol, and demanded his money. Mr.Jackman knew one of the thieves and called him by name, on which they both ran off without effecting their object.

On Tuesday night the Cock, at Wing, kept by Mr.Mortimer, was broken open and a double barrelled gun stolen; the thief left in exchange a single barrelled gun loaded with slugs. Dancer, the person suspected of the robbery, was apprehended at Leighton the next day, with the stolen gun in his possession, but he afterwards escaped from the constable. It is somewhat singular that although the above, and other robberies that have taken place in this neighbourhood lately, are known to have been effected by the same person, not one of the parties robbed has taken the proper steps to bring the thief to justice. He is thus left at large to commit further depredations, until he robs some one who will not be deterred from doing a public duty by dread of the expense of a prosecution.

The dairy of Mr.Thomas Elliott, of Aston Abbotts, was broken open on Thursday night by the person concerned in the robberies above mentioned. The noise he made disturbing the family he was pursued, but he escaped into the neighbouring woods. The only articles missing from the premises were some bread and butter.

On Sunday last, the funeral of a gipsy took place in the chapel-yard of St.Leonard's, the burial service being read by the Rev.E.Owen. Abigal Norris, the woman, who was buried, was aged 64, and the mother of eleven children. Although of a tribe not proverbial for their honesty, she had long been known in the neighbourhood in which she was buried, and was considered a quiet and inoffensive woman. Nearly 300 gipsies were present at the interment, 12 of whom followed the corpse as mourners, wearing black crape round their hats. The whole of the spectators conducted themselves with the utmost decorum.

Thursday being the day for choosing the Mayor for the ancient and respectable borough of Chepping Wycombe, Robert Wheeler, Esq., the present Mayor, accompanied by the Aldermen, Bailiffs, and Burgesses of the Corporation, proceeded from the house of the gentlemen first named to attend divine worship, and after listening to a most excellent and appropriate sermon delivered by the Rev.Dr.Scobell, returned to the Town-hall (agreeably to their charter and ancient usage). The worthy Mayor proposed that the Rev.Isaac King, clerk, should be elected to the civic chair for the ensuing year, which was unanimously carried. The reverend gentlemen who had been nominated immediately came forward and return thanks for the honour conferred upon him by being thus elected to preside over his native town. Among other subjects to which he alluded in a neat speech, he declared his intention to hold the Petty Sessions every Saturday as usual, and to permit the public to be present. Whether he was presiding in the civic chair in Petty Session, or officiating at any time or place in his magisterial capacity, he said, he wished that there should be the utmost publicity given to his proceedings, for publicity would tend much to the prevention of crime and immorality, and he was convinced that no Magistrate who fulfilled the duties of his office conscientiously , which it was determination to do, need to fear having his acts known. (This address was most warmly applauded by those present.) The rev gentleman then took the oaths, and was invested with the insignia of the mayoralty, and the late Mayor took the oaths as a Justice of the Peace for the year ensuing.

On Saturday last, at Oxford, in the 20th year of his age, Mr.Joseph Marlin, son of Mr.Marlin of Bagshot.
On the 23rd instant, deeply lamented by all her friends, Miss Dairymple, the only child of General Samuel Dairymple , of York-place, Portman-square, and niece of the late Mrs.General Roberts, of Wexham-lodge, Bucks.
On the 24th Sept., at Clewer villa, Berks, aged 83 years Mrs Buckner, widow of the late Admiral Buckner.
On Monday, the 25th instant, at Braughing, in the 55th year of her age, Mrs.Eliz.Mason, widow of the late Mr.Samuel Mason, of Walkenbury, Herts.
On Tuesday last, at Buckingham, after a few hours illness, Ann, daughter of Mr.John Warr.
On Tuesday morning, at Park-cottage, near Devizes, Miss.Rose Mary Heath, eldest surviving daughter, of the late Rev.Geo.Heath, Canon of Windsor, &c.