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an hour, returned with a verdict ble Yes from the witness to con. for the plaintiff, for the repair of firm the suggestions contained in the houses on Bethnal-green and their questions : but the court in Worship-street, 6251, and spe- would not suffer this, as it was tocial, in the words of the Act, for tally inconsistent with the practice furniture destroyed by persons af of the courts of justice: however, sembled, 7001. also for damage this was an occasion on which this done to the garden by the rioters, practice might perhaps have been

dispensed with, without the leaft 7th., th Thomas Dill was tried at violation of justice : particularly as **** the Old Bailey for the mur- chere was some ground, from what der of Robert Curfon, a young dropped from severe persons ex. furgeon, pupil to Dr. Ford. The amined on the trial, that this was the deceased was visiting an old gen- second murther with which the pri. tleman, who laboured under a vio- foner had been charged. The court, lent paralytic complaint. The however, was determined ; and as prisoner was charged with having the old gentleman was disabled by assaulted the deceased while he was infirmities from giving such testiin the apartment of the old gen- mony as the court would receive, the tleman, in whose presence he was prisoner escaped from the hands of charged with having beat the de- justice, to the visible mortification of cealed in a very cruel manner; every one in court. and with having afterwards pushed The mother of the deceased was him out of the window, three ito. in one of the galleries; and when ries high, into the street, by which the understood that the prisoner the deceased had his skull fractur- was discharged, she broke out into ed to pieces, and was killed on the most frantic rage, and prayed the spot.

that the blood of her child might There was only one witness who fall upon the heads of both court could speak positively to the fact; and jury for suffering his murand this was the old gentleman, therer to escape with impunity, whom the deceased was visiting, as When the had spent her rage in a patient, when he was assaulted bitter imprecations, she fainted by the prisoner. He was go years away; and the court feeling no of age, and so deaf, that it was spark of resentment, for what they with difficulty he could hear, and knew to be extremely natural in at the same time he was so afficted an afflicted parent, called out to with the pally, that he could bare the people near her, and requested ly answer by the · monosyllables that they would kindly take care Yes and No. As therefore it was of her, and see that the did not impoffible for him to give the hurt herself while out of her court a narrative of the melancho- senses. ly business, the counsel for the This morning was tried in a prosecution were going to put what the Court of King's Bench, gas they called leading questions, by before Mr. Joitice Athhuift, which they would have told the cause wherein Mr. J. Maberley, particulars themselves, and would of Little Queen-street, was plainhave required only the monosylla- tiff, and two gentlemen of the

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Hundred of Offulton, defendants. in Lincoln's-lon-Hall, to set afide The action was brought for the a late order againft Mr. Morris, recovery of 9031. for repairing his for contempt of court, in not houses and shops, and 11591. for obeying an order to bring the furniture, flock in trade and uten- body of Miss Harford, with whom fils, destroyed in the late riots. he had eloped in her infancy, The court, after examining several Mr. Erskine, as counsel for Mr. respectable witnesses, was fully fa- Morris, contended, that several tisfied with the justness of the mal-practices had been used in the claims, and the jury gave their course of the late proceedings; verdict accordingly, making it spe. that the affidavits were at least ir. cial for furniture and stock in regular, if not false; that the bills trade.

filed were antedated; and that The same day the session ended though he could not undertake to at the Old Bailey, when 'the fol- invalidate the accuracy of the Re. lowing convicts received sentence gifter Offices, yet the plaintiffs of death, viz. Patrick Madan, J. Thould be obliged on oath to prove Bailey and Williain Chetham, for the authenticity of the dates; his Realing in the shop of Charles client having left England previous Storer, in Sidney's alley, Lei. to any process being instituted cester - square, four gold watch against him in Chancery, and coochains and thirty-eight gold rings; sequently the late order thould be Elizabeth Hylett, for stealing four fet aside. There were the princiguineas and a half privately from pal facts on which the motion was the person of James Winthip; and founded. The Lord Chancellor Tho. Brown, for stealing a mare, observed, that he could not set the property of Barnard Donally; aside a motion of his predecessor, Michael Daniel, for robbing Mr. or luppose it improvidently grantLane on the highway near Shep- ed, upon bare affertions only; and herd's-bush of two guineas; Wil thar Mr. Morris should have come liam Thompfon, alias Bennett, prepared to contradict the grounds for robbing Mr. William Johnson on which the order was made, by of some money near Kilburn well-attested affidavits; that he was Wells; Joseph Cook, for robbing ready then, or at any other time, Anne Marsano, in Palsgrave-place, to enter into such a hearing, and of 7s. or 8s. and using her very to receive such testimony if it could cruelly and indecently; · Joseph be produced; but that till fuch Caddie, for breaking oper the evidence could be fairly brought be. dwelling house of Mary Newlead, fore him, he could not, in his own with intent to steal her goods, &c. opinion, set aside the order. The Nine were sentenced to bard labous Lord Chancellor therefore declined on the river Thames ; 19 to hard giving any judgmen:, and the molabour in the House of Correction; tion for discharging the order is to fox to be privately whipped, and be made again de novo, and the whole one publicly; and fix delivered on matter re-argued. proclamation.

The caule between Mr. .. A motion was made be- Langdale plaintiff, and the 15 *. fore the Lord Chancellor, Sun-fire office defendant, came on

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to be tried before Lord Mansfield, thought qualified to be members when a verdict was given againft the of such an association, to meet at plaintiff, there being an exception in his house on the 14th of Novem. the policy of assurance against fires ber last. To these gentlemen he occafioned by civil or military common read a discourse, containing a view lions, &c.

of the principal objects in the HilTwo Jew ladies of emi. tory and Antiquities of Scotland, 17th.

• nence were baptized at the which required elucidation, and King's chapel, St. James's, by tbe of the regulations to be observed Rev. Dr. Bailey

in the proposed fociety; both of Mr. Morris's adjourned which received the unanimous ap. Fothe motion in the Court of probation of the members preferit. Chancery, to be released from the At a subsequent meeting, his lordorder of the late Chancellor for his fhip was prevailed on to permit the commitment for a contempt, came discourse to be printed, that the to a final decision, after many in- public might have proper ideas genious arguments and eloquent concerning an institucion so inte. speeches, as well by Mr. Morris's resting to the nation. It was then counsel, Mefl. Macdonald, Selwyn, agreed, that a meeting Mould be and Erskine, as by the counlel against held on Monday the 14th curt. him, who were the Solicitor-gene. for the purpose of cle&ting office ral, Mr. Kenyon, and Mr. Jack bearers. The members accordingson. The business lasted four ly met, and the business of elechours, and at the end of it, the sion being finished, a paper was Chancellor was pleased to deter- read, giving an account of various mine that he would neither set Roman weapons discovered in dragaside the order nor enforce it: lo ging the Marle from the bottom of Mr. Morris went out of court, and Doddingston Loch; and we learn the whole affair is just as it was be. that the worthy proprietor, Sir fore it began.

Alexander Dick, is to give specimens A Society of Antiquaries was of them, to be preserved in the foinstituted this day at Edinburgh. ciety's museum. An association of this nature has The following is a list of the Officelong been a favourite object of the ·

Bearers. Earl of Buchan. His lord ship “ President, the Right Hon. communicated the plan he had the Earl of Bute; it vice preliformed to some of the most accom- dent, the Right Hon. the Earl of plished and respectable gentlemen Buchan; 2d vice president, the in this country, and was happy to Hon. Sir John Dalrymple Hamilfind that it not only received their ton Macgill, Bart. 3d vice presi, approbation, but excited the itrong. dent, John Swinton, of Swinton, eit withes to see an institution, Esg; 4th vice president, Alexander which promised so much utility to Wright, Esq; advocate; 5th vice the nation, established on a firm president, William Tyler, of Wood. and permanent basis. - Embolden- houslee, Esq; treasurer ;, Sir Wm. ed by this encouragement, his Forbes, of Pitfigo, Bart. secretary ; lord hip ventured at lalt to invite James Cummyng, Erg; keeper of a qumber of persons, whom he the Lyon Records."

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DiED, At Carrickfergus, in Ire. Clarke, Esq; of Sandford, in so land, Mr. James O'Brion, aged 114. mertetthire, by whom he had leHe seved as a paymaster ferjeant in veral children, three of whom are the wars in Ireland, in the reign of full living, viz. Sir James Harris, James II.

K E. his Majesty's Minister Ple. Near Buxton, Derbyshire, Sam. ripoientiary and Envoy Extraordi. Fidler, aged 105. He walked from nary at the Court of St. Petersburg, his own house to Buxton, within Katherine Gertrude, and Louisa three days of his death, which is up- Margaret Harris. The world is wards of five miles. He has been indebied to him for several very for three years past a corftan: at- ingenious and learned publica tendant at St. Anne's Weil in Bux- tions, particularly three treatises, ion, and was supported chiefly by publithed in 1745, on Art, Moac, che company why resorted there to Pairting and Poetry, and Happi. drink the waters.

nef:.-In 1731, he published a leMr. Francis Vivares, the cele. cond volume, called Hermes, or brated landscape engraver.

a Philosophical Enquiry concerning At his house in the close, Salis. Universal Grammar. In 1775, his hury, in the 720 year of his age, Philosophical Arrangements made James Harris, E[q; F.R.S. Truitee their appearance. To is with great of the British Mukum, ard mem., pleasure that we learn this gentleber for Christchurch, Hants, which man had finished, just before his he represented in several successive death, another ingenious work, parliament, in the year 1763 he eatiiled Poiiological Inquiries. His was appointed one of the Lords good qualities as a man are well Commisioners of the Admiralty, known to a large circle of his and was soon after rernoved to the friends and acquaintance in this Board of Treafury. In 1774 made country; and his great abilities Secretary and Comptroller to the as an author acknowledged and Queen, which post he enjoyed till eíteemed by the literati throughout his death. He was the fun of James Europe, Harris, Esq; and the Lady Eliza. In Harpur-ftreet, Dr. John Fo. beth Afley his wife, third daugh. thergill, one of the people called ter of Anthony, 2d Earl of Shaftes. Quakers, aged 69. He was born bury, and filter to Anthony, 3d near Richinond, in the county of cari, the celebrated author of the York, studied at Edinburgh, and Characteristics, whose elegance and came to London about the year refinement of taste and manners 1740, without any other patron Mr. Harris inherited. In the than his own merit, which brought theory ar.d practice of music he him rapidly into a molt extensive had few equals. He was a native practice. He was a fellow of the of the Close, and educated there Royal Coliege of Physicians at under the Rev. Ms. Hele, in the Edinburgh, of the Royal and Angrammar-school now kept by the tiquarian Societies in London, and Rev. Mr. Skinner, from whence, a member of other learned as well in the year 1726, he went to Wad. as medical inititutions, in this and ham College, in Oxford. He mar- foreign nations, in which his great ried 'Elizabeth, daughter of John reputation as a physician is univer

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fally established. The exertion of Died under two years of age 6819 his great abilities was not confin

Between 2 and 5 1713 ed to the practice of medicine and

5 and 10 598 the study of nature, but was unre

To and 20 602 ! mittingly employed to the promo

20 and 30 1421 tion of the general good and hap.

30 and 4? 1833 piness of mankind : and as his ex

40 and 50 2215 tensive knowledge, public spirit,

50 and 60 1890 and many virtues, were not less

60 and 70 1715 eminent than his medical skill, he

70 and 80 1183 will be deservedly ranked among

80 and 90 455 the illustrious characters of the pre

go and 100 sent age.

100 Near Canterbury, Sir A. Man

100 and I I waring, aged 96.

100 and 2 o Near Ellesmere, Shropthire, Mrs.

100 and 3 Eliz. Dallass, aged 103.

100 and In Lincoln's-Inn-fields, Dr. Gil

100 and 7 bert Kennedy, F. R. S. many years Increased in the Burials this Year physician to the factory at Lisbon,

97. aged 100.

At Barnes, Mr. Maycock, market-gardener at that place. His BIRTHS for the Year 1780. , death was occasioned by the Thock his spirits received from the storm in October lalt, during which he The lady of Lord Visc. Galway, went to the stables to look after his a daughter. horses, attended by his man, who Lady of Sir Roger Twisden, Bt. was struck down and killed close a daughter. to him by a flash of lightning, Lady of Chal. Arcedekne, Esq; and the stable itself forced to a a son.' considerable distance from its ori. Lady of the Hon. Mr. Fane, a ginal situation : and, to complete daughter.. his alarm, part of the room in Lady of Right Hon. Charles which his wife was lying-in (hav- Townshend, a daughter. : ing been delivered but a few days) Lady of Sir Harry Tralawney, was torn away by the violence of a son and heir. the storm.

Lady Bagot, a daughter.

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Dutchess of Beaufort, a son. General Bill of all the Christeningor Lady of Right Hon. Thomas

and Burials, from December 14, Townshend, 2 fon. - 1779, to December 12, 1780. Lady of Lord Viscount Mahon,

a daughter. Christened. Buried. - Lady of Sir Guy Carleton, K. B. Males 8581 Males 10206 a son. Females 8053 Females 10311 Lady of Hon. Charles Finch, a

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