The Foxearth and District Local History Society
1780 Norfolk Chronicle newspaper Selections

Transcribed by Janelle Penney From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library, who are copyright holders of the microfilm.
Transcription and notes copyright © Janelle Penney

Note that, although the Norfolk Chronicle covers events in East Anglia as a whole, you will find here and there mentions in the paper of "this city" "the Castle" and "the City Gaol." The city referred to is Norwich, where the paper was published. Likewise 'the castle' and 'the City Gaol' is that of Norwich

1st January 1780
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Whereas I WILLIAM POOLEY, of Hargham, in the County of Norfolk, Shepherd, did lately propagate a scandalous Report tending to injure the Reputation of JEOFFERY TOWLER, of Rockland in the said County, Farmer, for which he has justly ordered an Action to be brought against me; but has kindly consented to forgive me on my acknowledging my Crimes, and asking his Pardon, which I do in this public Manner, and do declare that such Report was false, and groundless, and raised without the least Foundation in Truth. Witness my Hand this 30th Day of December, 1779.


22nd January 1780
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Monday was committed to the castle by JOHN FENN Esq., WILLIAM BROUGHTON of Barton Bendish in this county, charged with stealing a brown mare, the property of Mr THOMAS VINCENT of Criplesham, farmer. This mare was advertised last Saturday in the Ipswich paper, by the association held at Downham, offering a reward of five guineas for apprehending the person who stole her. The above young gentleman, although only 22 years of age, has been connected with a gang of smugglers a long time, and stole this mare on the 21st December last, for the purpose of conveying smuggled goods from the sea coast. The owner has not yet recovered her.

29th January 1780
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Wretton, 24 January 1780.

Left at the Red Lion at Wretton, on Sunday the 19th December, 1779, by WILLIAM BROUGHTON, lately committed to Norwich Castle for Horsestealing a Chestnut Mare, with a Blaze down her Face, four white legs, and a Saddle and Bridle. If the said Mare, Saddle and Bridle, be not taken away, and the Expences paid before the 21st Day of February next, they will be sold for the Payment of the keeping and other Expences [sic]. MARY PARLET.

29th January 1780
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All Persons indebted to the Estate and Effects of MATTHIAS SAYER, Linen Weaver, at Ditchingham, lately deceased, are hereby desired to pay their several Debts to SARAH SAYER, his Widow and Administratrix, or to JOHN BETTS, of Tibenham, forthwith. And all Persons, to whom the said MATTHIAS SAYER stood indebted, are desired to send in their Accounts, in order they may be discharged.

MRS SAYER returns Thanks for all Favours conferred on her late Husband, and begs a Continuance of them. She has several Hundred Clew of White Yarn to dispose of, with some Looms, and other Things in the Weaving Trade.--The Cloth in the Shop at Norwich, in the Weaver's Lane, is selling off at Prime Cost. Attendance will be given on Saturdays and Wednesdays, where all Shopkeepers and others that want a Quantity, may be supplied as above. There is likewise a Parcel of white Thread, Shoe Tare, and Shoe Thread to be disposed of at a very low Rate, and some home-made blue Linseys.

5th February 1780
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Broke open, on the 28th or 29th January last, the Shed in the Tenter Ground near the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, from whence were stolen thirteen yards of wet white Fearnought, the Property of ELI SMITH.

This is to request all Dealers in Fearnought to stop the same, if offered for Sale, and to give Notice to the said ELI SMITH, or any of the undermentioned Parties, who have this Day, (26 Jan 1780) entered into an Association, and raised a Sum, in order to prosecute any Person or Persons who may be found guilty of this, or any such Offence, in future, and do hereby offer a Reward of Five Guineas, to be paid on Conviction of such Offenders.

Witness our Hands,

12th February 1780
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Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk

A.S. ALDERTON having opened a Boarding and Day School, at Beccles in Suffolk, presents her respectful Compliments to the Ladies and Gentlemen in Beccles and its Environs, and likewise to her Friends in Ipswich and Yarmouth, and begs Leave to acquaint them and the Public in general, that her House, (situated between the Church-yard and the Market-Place) is now ready for the Reception of Boarders and Day-Scholars.

Her Terms are, Parlour Boarders, 21 Pounds per Ann. Entrance 2 Pound 2 Shillings. Boarders, fourteen Guineas and one Guinea Entrance, Tea, Sugar and Washing excepted: to bring with them a half Dozen breakfast Napkins.

The strictest Attention will be paid to the Morals of those Pupils committed to her Care, and to every Part of their Education. Tambour, Dresden, Dearning, Plain Work, etc at Eight Shillings per Quarter. Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and the Italian Method of Book-keeping taught by A.S. ALDERTON from Half past Eleven in the Morning till One O'clock, during which Time, all Sorts of School and Blank Books, Pens, Inks, Paper, Sealing Wax, etc, may be had. Music and Dancing by proper Masters.

25th March 1780
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Last Sunday morning the body of WILLIAM SKINNER, a Soldier in the Essex Militia, was taken up on Breydon, near Yarmouth; he was employed about two months since to watch some British Spirits on board a ship in the harbour; it is supposed he was intoxicated, a hole having been bored in the cask, and upwards of 30 gallons of Spirits lost.--The Coroner's inquest brought in their verdict, accidental death.

Wednesday morning early was found suffocated in a ditch at Hempnal, Mr THOMAS BOWLES, a considerable Farmer, the Jury brought in their Verdict, 'Non Compos Mentis.'

On Saturday, the 11th instant, as JOHN LOCK, a butcher of Caston, near Hingham, was returning from our market, and being asleep, as is supposed, he fell down between the horses of his breast cart, who kicked him on the head, and he soon afterwards expired.

On Friday the 17th instant, died in the 90th year of his age, after a long and painful illness, which he supported with pious resignation, Mr JOHN NEVE, senior, of Coltishall, carpenter.--A man whose virtues, in every part of his life, deserve the highest encomiums.

8 Aprilth 1780
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Norwich, April 7th, 1780
DESERTED, from His Majesty's First (or Royal) Regiment of Dragoons, JAMES CHAPMAN, Five feet, Eight Inches and an Half High, Nineteen Years of Age, Light Complexion, Light Brown Hair, Grey Eyes, by Trade a Cabinet Maker, droops a little in his Walk, born at or near Great Wallingfield, in the County of Suffolk, has some Relations now living at Sudbury, where it is supposed he may be gone. He went off in his Regimental Coat, Waistcoat, and Hat, with the Number of the Regiment within a Semi-circle of a Horse Shoe, on the Buttons, Leather Breeches, and a Great Blue Coat on.

Whoever will apprehend and secure the above Deserter, in any of his Majesty's Gaols in Great Britain, shall receive Twenty Shillings Reward, over and above the Allowance by Act of Parliament, by applying to the Commanding Officer of the Regiment, at Norwich.

15th April 1780
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Thornham, Norfolk, April 12, 1780
A LEGACY Notice is hereby given, that if MARY LEICESTER, now or late of Catton, near Norwich, be living, she may, by applying to Mr CLEMENT BELL of Chosely, or Mr JOHN COLLISON, of Thornham, (Executors to the late THOMAS HOLLAND, of Brancaster, Gent. deceased) be paid the Sum of Five Pounds, bequeathed to her by the Will of the said Mr HOLLAND. And if the said MARY LEICESTER be dead, and left lawful Issue, such Issue will be paid the said Legacy, on producing proper Certificates of her Death, and of him or her so claiming being the lawful Issue, by applying to the said Executors.
NB. No letters answered unless Post or Carriage paid.

15th April 1780
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Bayfield, April 12, 1780
RAN away from Bayfield, near Holt, where he was employed by the Week, ROBERT GIBSON, Husbandman, he was drawn to serve in the Militia for Bayfield Glamford, in Holt Hundred. He is about Twenty-two years of Age, a Florid Complexion, is very much Pock-marked, which disorder still looks fresh in his Face, stout Limbed, about Five feet Eight or Nine Inches High, walks drooping, wears his Hair short, sometimes a small Curl over the same of a Lightish colour, wears an old Light coloured Cloth Coat, bound at the Neck without a Collar, and a Slop under it, and a pair of Leather Breeches; his Friends live at Smallborough, near Northwalsham; he lately worked at Bodham, and is now supposed to be in the Neighbourhood of Aylsham; he is a dangerous Person for any Farmer to employ, his Honesty not being Proof. Any Person giving Information of him, so as he may be secured before the 24th of this Month, shall receive Half a Guinea Reward, by us, THOMAS FOSTER and THEOPHILUS IVES.

15th April 1780
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Last Saturday JONATHAN SAWYER, otherwise LOCK, was executed at Rushmere, near Ipswich, for having in the night between the 18th and 19th September last robbed the house of JOHN FISK, of Cretingham, in Suffolk, of a coat, waistcoat, some halfpence, and bohea tea.

Being disappointed in courtship he became a militia man, afterwards a soldier in the 52nd regiment, from both of which he deserted, and the first bad fact he acknowledges to have committed was that of horsestealing, by which, and in the course of his journey, through some ingenuity, he conveyed himself to his native country, where he first commenced general depredations, enlisted again, and was by his mother's interest discharged, but taken up as a deserter, and conveyed to Witham, where pretending to be ill, he requested to go into another room, the window being open he jumped out, and tho' the town was alarmed he escaped; he was afterwards taken at Attleborough, but escaped by the same manoeuvre, though handcuffed behind, which he got rid of by having brought his hands under his legs, and forced the cuffs with the tine of a fork.

He then became acquainted with four companions, who afterwards were his associates in some petty burglaries, the most injurious of which he suffered for. He acknowledged the justice of his sentence, and willingly resigned his life as atonement for his offences.

15th April 1780
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Thursday was committed to the Castle, WILLIAM PRIME, of Pulham St Mary, for the non-payment of a fine of 15 Pounds set on him by two of his Majesty's Justices of the peace for this county on a charge of smuggling.

Mr RAVEN, of Harpley, near Houghton, in this county, who died last month at the age of 84, was an opulent farmer, and a man of remarkable integrity, and simplicity of manners; of a respectable character among his neighbours, and a friend to the poor. He left a very comfortable fortune to his family, acquired by a persevering industry and regular living, and was addicted to no vice.--This tribute is due to him from a friend, who esteemed him, and thought him equal in virtue to any Roman, but superior in this respect, as the rigour of their manners was softened by the gentleness arising from his Christian spirit.

Last week died, at Saffron Walden in Essex, after a lingering illness, Miss ELIZABETH FELL, daughter of JOSEPH FELL, Esq., Major of the eastern regiment of Essex militia.

On Wednesday morning died at Yarmouth, the wife of Mr JOHN ELDRIDGE, at the White Horse Inn, in that town, much respected by her friends and acquaintance. She went to bed about one o'clock in the morning, seemingly in good health, and was found dead in her bed at nine o'clock in the same morning.

22nd April 1780
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Tuesday in the afternoon, as Mr JOHN SKINNER, of Burlingham, farmer, was driving his wagon from Norwich, loaded with deals, baulks, etc, in making way, near Thorpe, for a cart coming to Norwich, he slipped down, when the fore and hind wheels went over his body, and killed him on the spot.

22nd April 1780
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A New Little Work, necessary to be perused by every young Man and Woman in the Kingdom. This Day is Published, Price 1 Shilling. Embellished with a beautiful Frontispiece, elegantly engraved, THE LOVER'S NEW GUIDE, or a Complete Library of Love, Courtship, and Marriage; Whereby every part of those laudable, and really important Concerns, is rendered perfectly easy to all capacities: Under the following heads;

I. Love letters in a great variety of Forms, calculated for the Use of Persons of all Ranks and Conditions of Life.
II. Conversations on the Subjects of Love and Marriage, equally interesting to Parents and Children.
III. Cards of Compliment proper to be used in courtship by Lovers of either sex; and suited to all the Emergencies in Life.
IV. Love letters in verse; and a Variety of other Poems and necessary Particulars on the important subject of Love and Courtship.
The whole tending to direct and guide the youthful Mind in one of the noblest and most engaging of its Pursuits; and to lead to Happiness through the Paths of Virtue.
By Mr CHARLES FREEMAN, and others.
London; Printed by ALEXANDER HOGG, No. 16 Paternoster Row, and sold by all other Booksellers, etc in Great Britain and Ireland.

This New little Book, which is appropriated solely to the above laudable purpose, is by far the completest Work on the Subject ever published, and will be found of the utmost service, in removing those disagreeable embarrassments under which many persons labour in making proposals of an honourable nature.

29th April 1780
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Monday last another detainer was lodged against JONATHAN NORMAN, now in the Castle for felony, charging him with stealing out of the grounds of PETER SPARKS, gent. of Henham, in the county of Suffolk, on the 30th March last, a black gelding. NORMAN belongs to Ingham, in Norfolk; the officers of the parish, since his commitment, perceiving his wife riding a black gelding to the Castle to see her husband, looked in the Norwich papers of Saturday se'nnight, where the said gelding was advertized [sic], with a reward of five guineas. The gelding was taken from his wife, and the owner, Mr ROBERT TAYLOR, of Reydon, in Suffolk, came and swore the gelding to be his property. He was bound over to prosecute. NORMAN is an old offender, and connected with a large gang.

29th April 1780
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To be SOLD, a MESSUAGE, with a Barn, Stable, and about 10 Acres of land, in Hemsby, in the County of Norfolk, now in the Occupation of Mr FRANCIS CHURCH, and Mr JOHN KITTLE, his under-tenant. For further particulars, enquire of Messrs DE HAGUE and Son, Attornies [sic], in Norwich.

6th May 1780
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On Thursday se'nnight an inquisition was taken before THOMAS MARKS, Gent. on view of the body of WILLIAM REEVE, farmer, late of Hingham, who was riding upon his father's waggon [sic] near Earsham Church, on Wednesday evening about five o'clock, when the horses took fright, and ran furiously down the hill, which occasioned him to fall off, and the wheels passing over his groin in an oblique direction, nearly separated his left thigh from his body, in which deplorable state he languished about an hour, and then expired.--The jury brought in their verdict accidental death, and the waggon and horses a deodand of the value of 2 Shillings and 6 Pence.

It is much to be lamented, that such dreadful accidents, shocking to the principals of humanity, should not check the obstinacy of persons riding upon their waggons or carts, from which cause such calamitous catastrophes too frequently arise.

On Saturday last was married at St Peter's Mancroft, Mr JOHN WHATELY, of Litchfield, to Miss GAY, daughter of JOHN GAY, gent. late of Alborough, but now of this city [Norwich].

One day last week died at Bury, Mr ROBERT HOCKLEY, many years an eminent grocer in this town.--A man universally respected, and whose memory will ever be held dear by his survivors.

On Tuesday last, Mr GEORGE FEATHERSTONHAUGH, late of London, whitelead manufacturer, died at the house of Mr HENRY COXFORD, surgeon, in this city. Whose probity and punctuality ensured him the fullest confidence of his friends, whose urbanity endeared him to his acquaintance, and whose tender affection in the relative duties of husband and father, were at all times eminently distinguished.

6th May 1780
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ANN PIGGE presents her most respectful Compliments to the Ladies of Walsingham, and its Environs, being just returned from London, with a great Variety of Articles in the Millinery Branch, and in the most fashionable Taste for the Spring trade, hopes to be indulged with the Favour of their Company.
Mantua-making in the most fashionable Manner, and on the lowest Terms.

6th May 1780
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Norwich, April 29, 1780
All Persons who stand indebted to the Estate of the late Mr WILLIAM FIELD, near St Stephen's Gates, Norwich, Brick-burner, deceased, are desired to pay their respective Debts to Mr JOHN SYBELL, of South Walsham, in the County of Norfolk, or to Mr BAILEY BIRD, Land Surveyor, in Norwich, within one Month from the Date hereof. And all Persons to whom the Estate of the late WILLIAM FIELD stands indebted, are desired to deliver their respective Demands to the said Mr SYBELL or Mr BIRD, that they may be discharged.

Any Person having just Demands upon the late Mr EDWARD BODHAM, of Diss, deceased, are desired to send their Accounts to Mr THOMAS ASHILL, of St Stephen's, Norwich, before the first day of June, 1780. N.B. The house at Diss, wherein the late Mr BODHAM lived, to be lett [sic], and entered upon immediately, or at Midsummer or Michaelmas next.--For particulars of the House, enquire of Mrs ANN TAYLOR, of Diss, or of Mr THOMAS ASHILL, Norwich.

6th May 1780
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Will on Sunday, May 14, set out from the Black Horse on Tombland, Norwich, and from the Half Moon, in Yarmouth, at Seven o'Clock in the Morning, and at Four in the Afternoon, and will continue to do so till further Notice.
N.B. The above Alterations being made at the Request of our many Friends, who by this means will have an Opportunity of travelling from London to Yarmouth in one Day, the Proprietors hope they will meet the Encouragement of the Public.
The Coach will set out on the Saturday before Whit-Sunday at Four o'Clock in the Afternoon, for that Day only.
Hearses and Mourning Coaches.

6th May 1780
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White Swan Inn, St Peter's, Norwich.
Norwich and London New and Commodious FLYING POST COACH, in seventeen Hours, through Bury and Sudbury, sets out from the above Inn every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday Nights, at Ten o'Clock, the Cross-Keys Inn, Wood-street, Cheapside, and Plough Inn, Princes Street, Soho, London, and returns from the said Inns every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Nights, at Ten o'Clock. To carry Six Inside Passengers, at One Pound One Shilling each; allowed 14 pounds weight of Luggage, and all above to pay One-penny Halfpenny per Pound.
The Proprietors will not be accountable for any Parcel above 5 Pounds Value, unless entered as such, and paid for accordingly.

Performed (if God permits) by T. TILBURY, Norwich, J. READ, Botesdale, J. FOSTER and Co, London.

13th May 1780
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Tuesday s'ennight Mr GEORGE BIDWELL, of Matishall, formerly a linen weaver, was found hanging on a tree about a mile from the Swan Inn, where he boarded; he had been merry there that day, being the fair. The Jury brought in their verdict, non compos mentis.

Last week JOHN CUNNINGHAM, of Ipswich, butcher, was committed to that gaol, for stabbing THOMAS GUSTERSON, of the same place, labourer. GUSTERSON went into CUNNINGHAM's shop, who was then eating turnip-tops, and they being acquainted with each other, GUSTERSON took some to eat, and removing the plate, it, by accident, fell to the ground; upon which CUNNINGHAM, said to him, d--n your blood, I'll run my spado into you, and instantly stabbed him with great violence in the breast, with a knife. When GUSTERSON was wounded, he said, you have stabbed me, to which CUNNINGHAM replied, I am glad of it. The poor man is in a fair way of recovery.

13th May 1780
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TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, (by a Written Catalogue,) by JONATHAN GLEED, Appraiser and Auctioneer, from Norwich, on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 23rd and 24th of this Instant May, 1780, THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE of the late THOMAS UTTING, at Woodbastwick, in Norfolk; consisting of Four-post Bedsteads, with Crimson and other Hangings, good Feather Beds, White Cotton Counterpanes, Jamb [sic] and other Glasses, square Mahogany Dining, Card, and other Tables, Mahogany Chairs with Hair and other Seats, Mahogany Chest of Drawers with a Writing Desk, a Bureau, Linen, China, Books, a Bath Stove, an Eight-day Clock, Green Handle Knives and Forks, Prince's Metal Candlesticks, a Brace of Pistols and two Guns, Kitchen Furniture, etc etc. The Whole to be viewed on the Morning of each Day's Sale, which will begin exactly at Ten o'Clock.

13th May 1780
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Briston, May 1, 1780
Whereas I WILLIAM OLIVER, OF Alstone Field in Staffordshire, Licensed Traveller, did on or about the 10th Day of April last call at a Public-house known by the sign of the Chequer, situate in Briston, in the County of Norfolk, kept by Mr JOHN WAKEFIELD; I stopped at the said House about two Hours to refresh myself, and in the mean Time set down my Pack there. I went from the Public-house aforesaid to the Parish of Saxthorpe, in the said County, and there, and at several other Places, I publicly and positively, but falsely and maliciously reported, that LYDIA, the Wife of the said JOHN WAKEFIELD, at the Time I stopped at his House as aforesaid, broke open my Pack, and feloniously took therefrom two Pieces of Handkerchiefs, my Property.

Now I do hereby acknowledge that the said Report was, and is entirely false and groundless - I confess I did not at that Time see the said LYDIA, the wife of the said JOHN WAKEFIELD - I am satisfied she was then from Home at Hempton in Norfolk - And I hereby openly and truly declare my Pack was not broke open, nor did I lose any Handkerchiefs or other Property at all. And, therefore, having greatly injured the said LYDIA WAKEFIELD in her Character, I hereby publicly and sincerely ask her Pardon; and I not only consent, but desire this my Acknowledgment may be inserted in the Norwich Mercy, and Norfolk Chronicle, two Weeks, at my Expence, Witness my Hand, the Day and Year above written. WILLIAM OLIVER.

20th May 1780
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A letter from Newcastle, dated May 13, says, "On Thursday last Captain WESTON, master of the HINCHINBROOK, of Lynn, made oath before a magistrate of this town, that he was taken last Wednesday morning off Hartlepool, and ransomed for 500 Pounds by the JOSEPHINE, a French privateer frigate, commanded by JEAN LOUIS FAVRE of Havre-de-Grace, mounting 26 guns, 12 and 9 pounders, besides about six or eight smaller guns in the quarter-deck and forecastle, and about 250 men. That Captain WESTON saw the privateer take three other loaded brigs the same day, which he believed were all ransomed; and the Commander told him he had taken three more loaded vessels the day before."

20th May 1780
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The CHARMING MOLLY, SAMUEL BLYTH master, from Amsterdam in Ballast, of and for Yarmouth, is taken by a French privateer, about six leagues from land, and ransomed for 400 guineas.

On the night of Friday the 12th inst. Mr YORK, officer of excise, with a party of the West Suffolk militia, seized on Lowestoft Beach 8 half anchors of geneva [gin], together with an arm chest containing several cutlasses, 12 pistols, and a great many cartridges. Two men belonging to smuggling vessel, (a large schooner) who guarded the chest, very prudently deserted it on seeing the soldiers, who pursued them, but they escaped. The schooner went upon the North Coast.

Thursday s'ennight died Mr JOHN FISHER, land coast waiter, and searcher of the port of Ipswich, who is succeeded by Mr BENJAMIN PARKHURST, on of the chamberlains of the corporation.

Thursday last died at Catton, Miss MARIA REYNOLDS, daughter of Mr CHARLES REYNOLDS, woollen-draper, in this city.

On Monday died, aged 21 years, Miss MALTBY, daughter of Mr JOHN MALTBY; her loss is greatly lamented by her afflicted parents, and her numerous friends, to whom she had been endeared by her amiable disposition.

Monday died at Harwich, aged 36 years, Mr WILLIAM BRINKLEY, watchmaker, and master of the Swan Inn in that town.

20th May 1780
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JOHN GITTENS, Grocer, Tea Dealer, and Tobacconist, having opened a Shop opposite the White Horse, near St Michael's Coslany Bridge, in the parish of St Lawrence, Norwich, humbly solicits the Favours of his Friends and the Public in general. He sells Teas, Coffee, Chocolate, and every other Article in the Grocery Trade on the lowest Terms.

A fine collection of Dutch Tulips, very scarce and valuable. About 130 Main Bulbs may be seen on Show any Day after the 21st Instant; also a large Number of Off-sets from the above.--Particulars may be had, and the Flowers seen, by applying to ROBERT COOKE, as his House opposite Mr SPRINGALL's, or at Mr JOHN DINGLE's, senior, opposite the Globe, St Augustine's. N.B. Part of the above Tulips were the Property of the Rev. Mr SYMONDS, of Saxmundham, in Suffolk. At the same Place, a most curious collection of Ranunculas to dispose of, with a Frame nearly new, that will compleatly [sic] cover two Beds, each containing 400 Roots, with Room to walk under. Notice will be given in this Paper when the Ranunculas will be on Show.

20th May 1780
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FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS may be gained for Half a Guinea, and not Two Blanks to a Prize, in the Government State Lottery for Ireland. Begins Drawing the 24th of next Month. The Tickets are sold and divided into Half, Quarter, Eighth, and Sixteenth Shares, by NICHOLSON and Company, Stock-Brokers, at their State Lottery Offices, the King's Arms, Bank-Buildings, Cornhill, and the Corner of Parliament and Bridge-streets, Westminster, licensed pursuant to Act of Parliament.
N.B. At the above Offices, in the last and preceding Lotteries, one Prize of 20,000 Pounds, two of 5,000 Pounds, six of 2,000 Pounds, eight of 1,000 Pounds, and 12 of 500 Pounds were sold and divided into Shares and Chances. Messrs NICHOLSON and Co., respectfully acquaint the Public, that they have formed a new and most capital Plan of Chances at Half a Guinea each, by which may actually be gained Five Thousand Pounds, as well as a great Variety of capital Benefits, and Not Two Blanks to a Prize, as they not only partake of the 471 capital Prizes, but also the 13,600 Prizes of 10 Pounds each, are for the whole Time of Drawing, and will be paid in Money without any Deduction whatever, which renders them the most advantageous that was ever offered to the Public, it is therefore presumed will be found well worth their Attention.

NICHOLSON and Co. think proper to inform the Public, that as the above Shares and Chances are issued from the Original State Lottery Tickets, whereby they are enabled to give such Advantages, and the same Time are rendered strictly legal and indisputable secure, a Circumstance of the utmost Consequence to every Adventurer....

The Prizes in this Lottery are to be Transferable Annuities, bearing 4 per Cent per Annum. The utmost Value thereof will be paid at the above Offices, at the current Price as soon as drawn, the same as in the former State Lotteries.

All Tickets, Shares, and Chances sold at the above Offices are stampt [sic] with the Crown, etc--Schemes gratis and Letters (Post paid) duly answered.--NICHOLSON and Co.having at very great Expence [sic] established an especial Express between Dublin and London, their Friends and Customers may therefore depend on the earliest and most authentic Account of every Day's Drawing.

27th May 1780
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To so daring a pitch are the enemy's privateers arrived, that on Monday last, a lugsail boat, armed with two carriage and four swivel guns, captured a brigantine, laden with coals, in sight of Yarmouth; and though the privateer, and her prize, were several hours in sight of the FLY sloop of war, then in Yarmouth roads, it was judged extremely hazardous (as the lugger was manned with a desperate set of smugglers) to attempt retaking the brig!!!!

Sunday night Mr WILLIAM LADLE of Crostwick, had a gelding stolen from him; scarce a night passes but the like depredations are committed on the property of the different farmers near this city.

DUBLACK, convicted at ths sessions of keeping a house of ill fame in this city, will this day stand in the pillory, agreeable to his sentence; - his wife being pregnant, and in consideration of her having a large family, is only to be imprisoned till the 8th of June.-- They are to find two sureties of 50 Pounds each, for their good behaviour for twelve months.

27th May 1780
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Harwich, May 24.

On Friday night last arrived the ARGUS cutter, Captain HAGGIS, from a cruise, and brought in with him a large lugsail boat with 20 half ankers of geneva [gin], which he seized below Baudsey cliff, with sundry other contraband Goods; but before he had brought them off, upwards of twenty smuggling riders came down and fell upon Captain HAGGIS, and three of his People, and beat them with Sticks, etc, in an unmerciful manner, and threatened their lives; but, by the prudent Conduct of Capt. HAGGIS, in expostulating with them on the bad consequences that would follow such inhuman behaviour, the smugglers made off with the Goods, except the above 20 casks. Capt. HAGGIS was bruised very much about his head and body, and one of his people received a deep cut in his head.

3rd June 1780
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By an act [of Parliament] passed this session, merchant ships are allowed to have three-fourths of their crew foreigners; and all foreigners who shall have formerly served, or shall hereafter serve, two years on board any of his Majesty's ships, or any privateer or merchant ship, being British property, shall be deemed a natural born subject of Great Britain, and enjoy all privileges and immunities thereunto belonging.

3rd June 1780
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On Sunday last two sons of Mr THOMAS CATTEN, a considerable farmer of West Dereham in this county, one about eighteen, and the other about fourteen years of age, went out after dinner, and not returning that evening, or all night, search was made for them the next morning, when their clothes were discovered near a pond close by the house, in which both their bodies were found. It is supposed they went to bathe, and that one of them being in danger, the other strove to extricate him, by which they were both unfortunately drowned.--They had always been remarkably fond of each other. One day last week ISAAC GROSLIN, a lad about 15 years of age, servant to Mr DAVIS, of Dedham, in Essex, after rolling a field and leaving his roll, hooked the trace to the horse, and in getting up to ride home missed his hold, was entangled with the trace, and the horse taking fright ran through a gate, and more than a mile home, dragging the boy, who was the most shocking object that could be imagined, having hardly a bone that was not broken.

A few days ago was married, at the abbey church of Holme Cultram, in Cambridgeshire, Mr JOHN DAN, of Civil, aged 70, to Mrs MARY RICKARBY, of the same place, an agreeable lady in her 25th year. This is the third time Mr DAN has entered the holy state of matrimony, and at this period of his life it is not to be supposed he takes it unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly, etc, but according to the preamble of the office, for the occasion, reverently, etc etc, duly considering, and so forth.

Tuesday the 16th inst. died at Nevenden, in the hundred of Essex, THOMAS PAGE, a labouring man, aged 102. QUANTRELL'S GARDENS Will be elegantly Illuminated on Monday next, the 5th instant, in Honour of his Majesty's Birth Day; there will be a Concert of Instrumental Music, with an imitation of Birds by ZACHARIAH MORTRUM, after the Manner of the celebrated Signor ROSINGNOLE; likewise will be exhibited a curious Cascade, consisting of a subterraneous Cavern, with large Falls of Water. The Evening will conclude with a curious Collection of Fire Works, and the Taking of Fort Omoa with Fireships, which will cross the Gardens, with a large Confusion of Bombay Muscaty, etc Admittance at the Gate One Shilling - Sixpence to be returned in Liquor, etc

3rd June 1780
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Wells, Norfolk, June 1, 1780.

That THOMAS MILLER, of Wells next the Sea, Grocer and Draper, having assigned all his Real and Personal Estates to JOSEPH HAYCOCK, of Wells aforesaid, and THOMAS JONES, of the same, Merchants, for the Benefit of his Creditors, they are hereby desired to send an Account of the respective Demands to the said Trustees. And all Persons indebted to the said THOMAS MILLER are hereby desired forthwith to pay the same to the said Trustees. N.B. The said THOMAS MILLER intends opening a Day School at Wells, for teaching Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, and shall be greatly obliged for Encouragement in his undertaking.

10th June 1780
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JOHN STANGROOM, who was convicted at the last sessions of this city of stealing a quantity of yarn from his masters Messrs RODWELLS, dyers, was last Saturday to have been publicly whipped, but upon the report of one of the city surgeons, that the punishment could not be inflicted upon him without endangering his life, the execution of his sentence was respited.

Last Saturday night died suddenly, in the 64th Year of her age, at the house of Mr THOMAS REEVE, Baker, in St Mary's, Mrs SARAH CUBITT, relict of the late Mr BENJAMIN CUBITT, of St Michael's Coslany, much regretted by her Friends and Acquaintance.

17th June 1780
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RALPH COULSON begs leave to inform the Public in general and his Friends in particular, that he continues at his House, opposite St Laurence-steps, Norwich, the buying (at the best Prices) Norfolk Fleece, and other Articles in the Wool Trade, that his Partner RICHARD ELLIS, deceased, and himself, formerly dealt in. N.B. He also informs the Public, that he is the only Wholesale Dealer in Whitebread's London Porter, at Norwich.

Norwich, June 15, 1780
ROBERT CHALKER, at the Rampant Horse, begs Leave to return Thanks to his Friends and Customers for all Favours received, and to acquaint them, that he shall remove from thence to the Crown Inn, in St Stephen's-street, the 22nd Inst. where he has laid in a fresh Stock of neat Wines, Spiritous Liquors, and Tomson's Nog, from Conisford. The House is newly fitted up, and finished in genteel Manner, for the Reception of Company, and hopes the Continuance of his former Customers; and all others who please to favour him with their Company may depend on the genteelest Treatment, and their Favours gratefully acknowledged by their obedient, humble Servant, ROBERT CHALKER. N.B. Neat Post-chaise and Saddle Horses to any Part of England.

24th June 1780
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On Saturday last was committed to the Castle by E. JEWELL, Esq., PHILIP SNELL (supposed to be an old offender) being charged by Mr JOSEPH MACK, of Holt, watch-maker, with feloniously stealing a silver watch, from his stall, during the fair there.

Wednesday morning early fifteen half anchors of gin were seized in a garden near St Giles's gates.

On Monday Captain CHARLES LAYTON, of the 64th regiment, was married to Miss LE-GRYSE, youngest daughter of CHARLES LE-GRYSE, Esq. of this city. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. ARNAM, rector of Postwick, and chaplain to the COUNTESS of OXFORD.

Thursday was married in Ormsby, Mr JOHN WATSON, attorney at Yarmouth, to Miss MAY FISHER, Daughter of WILLIAM FISHER, Esq.; Receiver General of this county, an amiable young lady, with a very genteel fortune.

Last week died at Mundham, Mr W. HOLMES, attorney at law.

Saturday last died at his house in the market, Mr JAMES POSTERN, a comfortable grazier and butcher.

Last week died Mrs ROBINSON, wife of Mr ROBINSON, at the White-hart inn, in Wymondham.

On Sunday evening last died at Salthouse, Mrs STANFORTH, wife of Mr HENRY STANFORTH, of that place.

On Monday, died aged 81, Mr THOMAS TOMPSON, formerly a Peruke-maker, in St Giles's.

To be SOLD by AUCTION, on Thursday, the 13th day of July 1780, at the King's Head at New Buckenham, in the County of Norfolk, between the Hours of three and five in the Afternoon, the following Estates in Tibenham, in the said County, LOT I. An Inclosure of good Freehold Land, called the Church Close, containing about 50 Acres, now in the Occupation of Mr JOSEPH FILBY. Lot II. A Messuage, or Dwelling-house, in the occupation of the said JOSEPH FILBY, with a Brick Stable, and Garden well planted with Fruit, belonging to the same, and Piece of Meadow Ground adjoining, containing about two Acres.---These Premises are suitable for Tradesmen.
Lot III. A Messuage and Yard, now lett [sic] to HENRY LOCK and JOHN BATE, at the yearly rent of 50 Shillings.
For further Particulars, enquire of Messrs MEADOWS and BROWNE, at Diss, in the said County.

24th June 1780
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To be disposed of, a Bond for Five Thousand Pounds, another for Fifteen Hundred Pounds, certain, on the death of Miss CATHERINE BUCKLE, of Ditchingham, in Norfolk, dying without issue, payable within three Months, with Interest at four per Cent from the Day of Decease.----ALSO a clear Annuity of Two Hundred Pounds, payable during the Life of a very healthy, sober Woman, (fifty-three last September), if she survives the said Miss BUCKLE (now thirty-two) dying without Issue, most amply secured, being charged on Freehold Estates in Essex, Hertfordshire, and Cambridgeshire, as well as a great Sum of Money in the Funds.
Mr PILKINGTON, (fully authorized to dispose of the above) will attend at Mr PROBERT's, the King's Head, Norwich, until Monday Evening next, to explain every requisite Particular to Principals or Attornies [sic] acknowledging their Principals, inclined to treat for the whole together, or each Bond or the Annuity distinctly. No anonymous Applications will be attended to.

Wells, June 27, 1780
PHILIP and ELIZABETH BATCHELOR, late Butler and House-keeper to WILLIAM WIGGETT BULWER, Esq. have taken the Standard Inn, at Wells, in Norfolk, they humbly hope for the Continuance of the Favours of those Gentlemen, etc who have hitherto use that House, as it will be their whole Study to render their Accommodations as agreeable as possible to them, as well as to all others of their Friends who will be so kind as to give them an Opportunity of shewing their ernest [sic] Desire to oblige.

EDUCATION. Mr RIVETT, Writing-master, Accountant, Teacher of Mathematical and Philosophical Sciences at East Dereham, in Norfolk, tenders his respectful Acknowledgements to those Gentlemen and Ladies who have obliged him with their several Favours, a Continuance of which he hopes to secure through an unremitting Assiduity in his Profession, and a steady Adherence to the Improvement of Youth committed to his Care. And also begs Leave to inform the Public, that his School opens again on Friday, the 14th of July, for qualifying young Gentlemen for the Army, Navy, Compting-house, Mechanic, or other Departments in Life, on the following terms: Boarding and Lodging (including the English Language grammatically, Writing, Arithmetic, Merchants Accompts, Geography, and the different Branches of Mensuration) at Fifteen Pounds per Annum, and one Guinea Entrance. And for teaching any of the following Branches, viz. Drawing, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Fortification, Gunnery, Navigation, Optics, Perspective, Architecture, Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Pneumatics, etc one Guinea per Quarter. Dancing, French, etc taught by able Masters.

1 July 1780
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Lieut. BEEVOR of the 33rd regiment, son of THOMAS BEEVOR, Esq. of Hethel, near this city, was wounded at the attack on Charlestown, by a grape shot, which destroyed or took away seven teeth with part of his lower jaw; but we are happy to hear that he is otherwise in perfect health.

Mons. CORNU, Commander of the PRINCESS DE ROBECQUE French cutter, taken on the 14th ult. by his Majesty's ships ARIADNE and FLY, and brought into Yarmouth, the Surgeon, and six other officers, are at Beccles, in Suffolk, on their parole: they have the liberty of going any where not more than a mile from the town, and are kindly treated by the inhabitants.

A cartel is arrived at Yarmouth, and it is expected the above officers, together with the other French prisoners, will be immediately exchanged.

Sunday last died at Walsingham, in the 92nd year of his age, Mr WILLIAM AGGS.

1 July 1780
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To be Lett, and entered upon at Michaelmas next, in Chippenham, in Cambridgeshire, (Chipenham is within four miles of Newmarket, and twelve of Bury St Edmund's, both good Market Towns,) a Farm, in the Occupation of EDWARD FOULGHAM; consisting of a good Farm-house, Barns, Stables, Dove-house, and other Outhouses, and 267 Acres on inclosed Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land, and 355 Acres of Arable Fields Lands, with a Sheep-walk for eighteen Score Sheep.
Also a Farm in the Occupation of the Widow RAYNER; consisting of a good Farm-house, Barns, Stables, and other Outhouses, and 27 Acres on inclosed Arable, Meadow and Pasture Land, and 293 Acres of Arable Field Lands.
Also a Farm, late in the Occupation of CHARLES DEWING; consisting of a good Farm-house, Barns, Stables, and other Outhouses, and 230 Acres of inclosed Arable, Meadow and Pasture Land, and 294 Acres and 3 Roods of Arable Field Lanes, with a Sheep-walk for eighteen Score Sheep.
Also a Farm, in the occupation of EDWARD STAPLES, consisting of a good Farm-house, Barns, Stables and other Outhouses, and 19 Acres on inclosed Arable, Meadow and Pasture Land, and 163 Acres of Arable Field Lands. All the abovementioned Farms have a Right of Commonage on Chippenham Fen, and are free of Corn Tithes. For further Particulars, enquire of Mr JOHN SPURLING, at Grundisburgh, or Mr PELL HEIGHAM, at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk.

8 July 1780
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Last week a large cutter, of the smuggling kind, was very near running down a fishing boat belonging to Yarmouth. When she was along side, her crew begged some fish, which were given to them; immediately after the cutter took a brig in sight of the boat. She appeared about 200 tons, mounted 20 guns, and carried 100 men.
Monday last, about four o'clock in the afternoon, a large smuggling cutter landed her cargo near Southwold, in sight of three or four hundred people, and several revenue officers. It is feared by many people in the mercantile way, that the above vessel is both privateer and smuggler, as she seemed to mount 20 guns, and had about 80 men on board.
Last Tuesday morning the French prisoners confined in Yarmouth gaol were put on board the cartel, and sailed immediately for Calais. Three of the officers went the preceding evening to Beccles in a post-chaise, and not returning in time, were left behind, and are now in Yarmouth gaol.
Last Friday, Messrs. BROCK, CARTER, MASON and other excise officers, seized about 1500 gallons of foreign brandy, rum, and geneva, at Huntingfield, and lodged in the excise office at Halesworth; the smugglers collected their forces together, and attacked the officers, as they were conveying the goods to Halesworth, but were obliged to retreat precipitately.

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8 July 1780
All persons indebted to the Estate and Effects of FRANCIS GREEN, late of Watton, in the County of Norfolk, Miller, deceased, are requested forthwith to pay their respective Debts to Mrs SUSANNA GREEN, his Widow and Administratrix, or to Mr GEDGE, of Ashill, in the said County, Attorney at Law. And all Persons having any Claim or Demand upon the Estate or Effects of the said deceased, are desired immediately to send an Account thereof, in Writing, to the said Mrs GREEN, or Mr GEDGE, in order that the same may be discharged.

15th July 1780
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Thursday ended the sessions for the county of Norfolk, when ELIZABETH PULLEY was found guilty of stealing wearing apparel, and sentenced to be committed for three Weeks to Wymondham Bridewell, then to be publicly whipped in the Market there. ELIZABETH ADAMS, charged with stealing a silk cloak, was acquitted.

On Tuesday, the 4th of this inst. July, died sincerely lamented THOMAS PLUMSTED, of Briston, in this county, gent. aged only 38 years. He loved and kindly remember his relations, and therefore (after making genteel provision for his disconsolate widow) has left the bulk of his fortune, to be equally divided among them. Called from the world before he reached the meridian of life, he serves as an awful monitor, to warn not only decrepid [sic] age, who feebly hover over the border of the grave, but those in the bloom of youth and prime of days, to prepare for eternity. "His Die is Cast." But by the Christian fortitude with which he bore the heavy, and before unfelt hand of affliction, and by his pious resignation to the will of that infinite Being, whose ways are unsearchable, and by his knowledge of divine truths, and manifested trust in the merits of an all sufficient Saviour, a glowing hope remains in the bosoms of his surviving friends, that his spirit is flown to glory. We need not tell those who knew him, that his character was truly respectable. The tender husband, faithful friend, promoter of harmony, and lover of peace, shone so conspicuous in the late THOMAS PLUMSTED, that an attempt to praise will rather injure him; honest zeal will not suffer us to say less, and timorous modesty forbids our saying more to those who once knew him than this, "Go and do likewise."

On Friday last died at Hellesdon, (greatly regretted by his Family, and all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance,) Mr PAUL FOX, Farmer, late of Henstead, in Suffolk.

Saturday last died at Yarmouth, Mr HARLEY, upholsterer, in the Market-place there.

Saturday died Mrs FOX, who many years kept the Red Lion at Eaton.

Sunday died at Ispwich, Mrs TURNER, aged 69 years, relict of Mr JOHN TURNER, formerly an eminent ship-builder in that port.

15th July 1780
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Broke out of Bridewell, on Thursday Morning early, the 6th of June, JAMES SNELLING, alias NEWCOME, a Chimney-sweeper, belonging to Aylsham, in Norfolk. Whoever will secure the said SNELLING, and deliver him up to me, shall receive One Guinea Reward, and all reasonable Charges, paid by me, JAMES NICHOLS, Keeper of Norwich Bridewell.

Escaped from Norwich Castle on Saturday Afternoon, July 8, 1780, WILLIAM POTTER, committed for Horse-stealing. He is about twenty-seven Years of Age, five Feet and a Half high, fair Complexion, Hazel Eyes, and dark Brown short Hair; generally wears a Brown Coat and Waistcoat, and Leather Breaches. He lately lived at Poringland, near Norwich, and occupied a small Farm there; was connected with a Gang of Smuggler, which Practice he followed, and is remarkably fond of Singing. Whoever will apprehend the said POTTER, and deliver him to Mr GEORGE GYNN, Keeper of the above Castle, shall receive a Reward of Five Guineas. Note - he has lately given several Informations against Smugglers.

12th July 1780
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Brook Association.
Stolen, from the Pasture of Mr JOHN ALEXANDER, of Ashwelthorpe, on Monday Night the 10th Instant, or early Tuesday Morning, a Chestnut Gelding, six Years old, about 15 Hands high, with a Star on his Forehead, hanging Mane, and square Spot on his Nose between the Nostrils; has a small Head and Ears, with a very rising Neck rather thick, is pretty much spotted with the Saddle, and a very remarkable Spot on the outside of the right Thigh, nearly as Broad as a Man's Hand; when stolen, had a switch Tail, has been nicked and docked rather shorter than the common length.
At the same time was stolen a Saddle and single Reined Curb Bridle, both almost new; the Saddle has deep single Skirts, with two Silver Nails before, and covered nails behind.
Whoever shall apprehend the Person or Persons who stole the above Horse, shall be paid on his or their being convicted the sum of Ten Guineas, by Mr SAMUEL ALEXANDER, the Treasurer to the above Association.
N.B. On Sunday Evening last JOHN SKELTON left the Service of the said Mr JOHN ALEXANDER, and has not since been heard of. Whoever will give Intelligence of the said JOHN SKELTON, or of the above Horse, will be handsomely rewarded for their Trouble.
To be Lett [sic], in London-Lane, Norwich, one of the best Situations for Trade, a House and Shop, suitable for any extensive Business, with a large back Kitchen, Wash-house, Brew-house, and large Ware-house, with Sash Windows, Yard, Cellar, Large Kitchen Hall, three Rooms in front, neatly and compleatly [sic] finished, on the first Floor, and one ditto on the same backward, all of a good Size, the same Room on the Second Floor, and three Rooms on the Attic, with a back Stair-case, which makes it convenient to lett off in Apartments, and now in the Occupation of JAMES LANDY, Druggist and Chemist. Also a House and Shop over against Mr CRANE's, in London-Lane. For further Particulars enquire of RICHARD PEETE, Esq. or of the said Mr CRANE, Upolder and Appraiser, who compleatly [sic] fits up and furnished Houses on the cheapest Terms, and sells Goods by Auction.

15th July 1780
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JAMES LANDY, Chemist and Druggist, returns his most grateful Acknowledgements to his Friends, and the Public in general, for the great Encouragement he has received; and begs Leave to inform them, that he is removed from London-Lane, (to the Shop late in the Occupation of Mr NOTLEY) in the Market-place, within one door of Dove Lane, where he hopes to receive a Continuance of their Favours, which he will endeavour to merit by serving them with genuine Medicines and Drugs on the most reasonable Terms.

Sudbury, July 7. On Friday night, or Saturday morning last, the house of Mr BRANWHITE, at Lavenham, was broke open and robbed of plate to the value of upwards of 100 Pounds. After the robbery was discovered on Saturday morning, on PETLY, a noted horsebreaker, was sent off to overtake the stage coaches and enquire about the goods, and had the good fortune to find the goods and the thief in one of them near Chelmsford, but to his great surprize [sic], found the thief to be his own brother (by father's side) who had come down from London on purpose to commit the robbery; he however safely lodged him in Chelmsford gaol, and the plate was stopt [sic] and taken proper care of.

22nd July 1780
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To be Sold Cheap, a large substantial Messuage, in good Repair, pleasantly situated in Banham, in the county of Norfolk, with convenient Outhouses, Yards, Garden, and Orchard, well planted, to the same belonging, now in the Occupation of Mr JOHN PALMER, at the Rent of 5 Pounds 5 Shillings per Annum.
Also a new-built Messuage in Banham aforesaid, with Yards and Gardens to the same belonging, now in the Occupation of JOHN WITHAM, and others, at the Rent of 6 Pounds 6 Shillings per Annum. Enquire of Mr ALGAR, Old Buckenham, in the said County.

22nd July 1780
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A few nights since a gang of smugglers rode through Clare, in Suffolk, loaded with unaccustomed goods. Mr KING, Supervisor, and three other Excise Officers, mounted their horses, pursued and overtook them near Stoke, and civilly demanded the goods. The Smugglers, with large clubs, struck Mr KING, and Mr JAMES, (two of the said officers) several violent blows on the head, and other parts, which brought them both to the ground, and then presented and fired several pistols at them, by one of which Mr RAINES, another of the officers was wounded in the shoulder. The officers fired three pistols at the smugglers, and after mounting their horses, pursued them a second time, and overtaking one of the gang standing by his dead horse, they secured him, and the next day carried him before the sitting Magistrates at Metford [sic], who committed him to prison, in order that he may be tried at the next Suffolk assizes.

On Friday the 14th July inst. an inquisition was taken at Ispwich, in Suffolk, on the body of EDWARD BARRY (one of the Midshipmen belonging to the press-gang tried at Suffolk in Lent Assizes 1779, for the murder of THOMAS NICHOLS, and upon a special verdict afterwards discharged by the Court of King's Bench) who suddenly dropt [sic] down dead the preceding day in St Clement's, Fore-street, in Ipswich aforesaid, who brought in their verdict, died by the visitation of God.

On Saturday last died Mr WILLIAM ARAM, Nurseryman, in the 56th year of his age, who past [sic] through this life with the strictest honour and integrity. He was justly respected when living by all who knew him, and is now truly lamented by all his friends and acquaintance.

Sunday last died, in an advanced age, at her house in Hanover-square, London, MARTHA MUSSENDEN, relict of HILL MUSSENDEN, Esq. of Herringfleet, in the county of Suffolk.

On Thursday the 13th instant died at Great Fransham, in this county, in the 90th year of his age, the Rev. DANIEL BURSLEM; he was rector of the said parish 56 years.

On Friday the 14th of this month died at his seat at Roydon, near Diss, in the 68th year of his age, SHEPPARD FRERE, Esq.

22nd July 1780
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Miniature Painting
Mr PHILLIPS, at Mr EDWARDS's, in St Michael's at Plea, opposite the Church, respectfully informs the Ladies and Gentlemen of this City, and it Environs, that he takes the most striking Likenesses in Miniature, at One Guinea each, a neat Frame included; Children Half a Guinea, with ditto. Those that he hath already done, and the perfect Satisfaction he has given in Likeness, he flatters himself will sufficiently recommend him to future Favours. N.B. He takes also very great Likenesses in Black Lead, in an agreeable and neat Manner, at 7 shillings and 6 pence each.

17th July 1780
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DESERTED from his Majesty's First, or Royal Regiment of Dragoons, quartered at Stowmarket, in the County of Suffolk, WILLIAM WOODS, eighteen Years of Age, five Feet eight Inches and a Half high, fresh Complexion, Brown Hair, Grey Eyes, straight and well made, born in the Parish of St Peter Mancroft, in the City of Norwich, by Trade a Blacksmith. He went off in his regimental Coat, Waistcoat, and Hat, with the Number of the Regiment within a Semicircle of a Horse-shoe upon the Buttons, and Buck-skin Breeches, with his Regimental Boots, Steel Spurs, and Horizontal Rowels.--Whoever apprehends the above Deserter, and gives Notice to the Commanding Officer of the Regiment at Bury, he will receive Twenty Shillings over and above the Allowance by Act of Parliament.

22nd July 1780
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A Journeyman Cooper.
Wanted at Yarmouth, one who understands cleaving Flour Barrell Staves, or Clapboard; if a good Workman, may meet with constant Employment by applying to Mr JOHN SHELLY, Cooper, near the Friar's-lane, Yarmouth.

29th July 1780
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We are informed that the principal inhabitants of the ancient and opulent borough of King's Lynn are exercising their ten 18 pound fort cannon, lately sent to MAXEY ALLEN, Esq. the Mayor, from the Board of Ordinance, for the defence of their town, and are forming themselves into an artillery company (in blue regimentals, orange capes, scarlet waistcoats, lapelled with light blue satin,) who, with a well disciplined company of independents, have put that town into a very respectable posture of defence.

Monday last the BEE cutter, Captain HART, brought into Harwich a large brig, burthen 250 tons, called the ISABELLA, belonging to Buck Haven, JOHN THOMPSON, master, last from Middleburg, in ballast for Sunderland, but the officers in searching her found concealed 230 gallons of geneva, and 110 pounds of tea; she is therefore detained as a prize.

Wednesday, ended the Sessions for this city, held by adjournment, when HANNAH BLAKE, alias WEBB, alias FRETWELL, was convicted of keeping a disorderly house in St Stephen's, and sentenced to stand in the pillory in Norwich market, on Saturday August the 5th, to be confined twelve calendar months in the city gaol, and then to find two sureties, each bound in 50 pounds for her future behaviour.

We hear that JEREMIAH HARVEY, (an old offender) lately committed to Ipswich gaol for stealing a horse from Mr JOHN ALEXANDER, of Ashwelthorpe, on the 10th inst. will be removed to the Castle to take his trial at the ensuing Assizes. Ten Guineas reward was advertised for the taking him, by the Brooke Association.

Saturday last died, aged 25 years, Mrs RAVEN, wife of HENRY RAVEN, of this city, saddler. She supported a long and tedious illness, and died with a resignation that bespoke the true Christian; she was an affectionate Wife and sincere friend, and her death is greatly lamented, not only by her inconsolable friends, but even those of her slightest acquaintance.

On Saturday last died at Yarmouth, Mr WILLIAM PAYNE, Printer in that town. And on Monday morning died Mr WILLIAM GRIGSON JENNEY, late Captain of one of the London Traders, which sailed from that port.

On Wednesday morning died at St Andrews hall, Old Buckenham, after a severe illness of above five weeks, FRANCIS HEAD Esq. greatly lamented by all who knew him.

On Saturday last died at Ipswich, Mrs SQUIRE, wife of CHARLES SQUIRE, attorney at law, of that town.

29th July 1780
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To be sold, Buck Venison, at Three Guineas a Buck. Enquire of THOMAS BELL, Blickling. Note - Give timely Notice to be killed.

5 August 1780
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Last week an old man, named SHELDRAKE, a porter, was found dead in his house in St Andrew's parish, Cambridge. He had always lived in a penurious manner, and on searching his house, several hoards of money were found, amongst which were 25 30-shilling pieces, 2 moidores, 21 guineas, several half guineas, 50 quarter guineas, about a quarter of a peck of silver coin, nearly half a bushel of halfpence, some securities for money, and other valuable effects, all which devolve to his daughter, the widow of one BUSH, late a private in the Cambridgeshire militia.

Monday last was committed to the Castle by JOHN BLOFIELD, Esq., ELIZABETH HOWES, who stands charged on the oath of THOMAS SYMONDS, of Catfield, and others, on a violent suspicion of her having feloniously taken, and carried away from out of the dwelling-house of the said THOMAS SYMONDS, divers goods, his property.

On Tuesday PHILIP WICKHAM, a lad of about nine years of age, fell into the river at Conisford, and was not discovered till half an hour after; every method that has been recommended was used by two surgeons of the Humane Society, for the space of two hours, but proved ineffectual for his recovery.

On Sunday morning last, between one and two o'clock, the two wind mills on the light-house hill, at Lowestoft, in the county of Suffolk, were entirely consumed by fire, but whether it was an accident, or a villainous affair, by some person or persons unknown, is not yet discovered. A gentleman who purchased them about four months since, fortunately had lately insured them.

On Saturday last an inquisition was taken before THOMAS MARKS, Gent. on view of the body of RICHARD ARMS, a lad of about sixteen years of age, who was unfortunately drowned as he was bathing in the river near Fuller's Hole, in this city.---And on Tuesday last an inquisition was taken before the same Gentleman, on view of the body of WILLIAM WICKHAM [sic - mentioned previously as PHILIP], a lad about nine years of age, who was accidentally drowned near Bussey's staithe, in Conisford.

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On Tuesday was married at the Meeting-house in the Goat Lane, in this city, EPHRAIM CANDLER, merchant, at Barfield in the county of Essex, to Miss MARY BURR, of this city, (niece of Mrs OXLEY, an eminent preacher among the people called Quakers,) an accomplished young lady, with every requisite qualification to adorn the married state.

On Wednesday last was married at the Quaker's Meeting house at Lammas in this county, Mr JOHN BIRKBECK of Settle, in Yorkshire, to Miss MARTHA GURNEY.---Also Mr JAMES SHEPPARD of London, to Miss SARAH GURNEY, daughters of the late Mr HENRY GURNEY, banker in this city.

On Saturday last died in the 89th year of his age, MEUX RANT, Esq., of Old Buckenham, who acted many years in the Commission of the Peace for this county, with great reputation, and who was justly valued by his friends and acquaintance for his great skill in the profession of the law, and his integrity in the practice of it.

On Wednesday died aged 72, Mrs TUCK, widow of Mr WILLIAM TUCK, formerly a baker in Conisford, and one of the Common Council for that ward.

On Sunday last died, aged 27 years, Mr JOHN PAYNE, Printer, brother to Mr WILLIAM PAYNE, Printer of Yarmouth, who died the 22d ult. aged 25 years.

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Society for the Discharge and Relief of Persons Imprisoned for Small Debts in the Gaols of Norfolk and Norwich. JOHNSON's Coffee-house, July 31, 1780. The Acting Committee of this Society think it their Duty to lay before the Public the General State of their Proceedings, and their Accounts, and with great Pleasure inform the Contributors to this excellent Charity, that their Donations have released from Confinement, and restored to their Relations, and to the Public, Three Hundred and Forty-Two Prisoners.
However necessary it may be that the Person of a Debtor should be liable to Imprisonment, when his Effects are not sufficient to discharge his Debts; it is Injustice and Cruelty to render his Confinement perpetual; and yet without some benevolent Interposition this must frequently happen. The Design of this Society is to remedy, as far as may be, this Evil, and to make equitable Distinctions between the profligate Debtor, whom a vicious Extravagance has justly deprived of that Liberty which he abused, and the unfortunate and oppressed, from whom the Necessities of Sickness, or the Wants of a numerous Family, or perhaps an indiscrete Confidence, have with his Freedom taken away even the Means of his Support. To this Purpose the former Subscriptions have uniformly been applied, and so happily, that, out of the whole Number released, one Person only has found it necessary to request a Second Time, that Assistance from the Society, which however, it is an invariable Rule with them never to grant. The subscriptions, as appears by the Accounts, are exhausted; it is necessary therefore again to solicit fresh Contributions form those who wish to support a Charity which confers so valuable a Blessing on the Object of it, is of such extensive Utility to the Public, so pleasing an Office of Humanity, and so important a Duty of Religion.
Subscriptions and Benefactions are received at any of the Bankers, at the Bar of JOHNSON's Coffee-house, or by the Treasurer, Mr THOMAS KETT; also by the Secretary ROBERT CUBITT, at the Hall in the Market-place, where the Books and Proceedings of this Charity may be inspected by Person disposed to promote it.

12th August 1780
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Early on Thursday morning, the 3d inst., a party of a press-gang, attended by 20 dragoons, entered Cromer, when dragoons on horseback were posted at each avenue of the town, to intercept all passengers, while the press gang searched the houses for seamen, and after taking many, detained only three, the rest being unfit for their purpose.---This fact deserves the serious consideration of every well wisher to the liberty of this once free and happy country; the necessity of the state has too frequently of late obliged the civil power to connive at, though not to authorise, the common illegal mode of impressing men for the sea service, but to have a press gang, assisted by a troop of horse, invest a peaceable town before break of day, with intent to commit an act in itself illegal and unconstitutional, is so disgraceful to the liberty of Englishmen, and so great a stretch of arbitrary military usurption, that it calls for immediate redress, and it is hoped that so dangerous an innovation will rouse the inhabitants of this county to such a public remonstrance and censure, as will do honour to their yet unsubdued spirit, and check the daring encroachment of a growing military authority.

Assize news Thursday ended the business of the crown bar for the county, when the four following prisoners received sentence of death, viz: HENRY GELDON, for stealing a red polled cow, the property of MATTHEW LOVE, of Hildolvestone, alehouse-keeper; PETER PETCH, alias CAPPS alias YORKSHIRE, for being concerned with WILLIAM POTTER, late of Poringland, in stealing two horses, one the property of JOHN COBY, of Poringland, the other of WILLIAM FAIRCLOTH, of Wilbeach; JONATHAN NORMAN, for stealing out of the barn belonging to CLEMENT POSTLE, of East Ruston, four combs and bushels of oats in the sacks, the property of the said CLEMENT POSTLE, and also for stealing a horse from Henham, in Suffolk, the property of ROBERT TAYLOR, of Raydon, in the said County; and JEREMIAH HARVEY, removed by habeas corpus from Ipswich Gaol, for stealing a horse from Mr JOHN ALEXANDER, of Ashwell-Thorpe, in this county. PHILIP SNELL, for stealing a silver watch, the property of JOSEPH MACK of Holt, sentenced to be privately whipped, and remain six months in prison.
The three following were acquitted, viz. DAVID TUCK, charged with stealing two ewe sheep from Topcroft, the property of BENJAMIN HUNT; ROBERT CHURCH, charged with buying and receiving, knowing them to be stolen, two pair of cart chain traces, the property of WILLIAM MASON and CLEMENT POSTLE farmers; and JOHN PRINTER, charged with stealing two pigs, the property of ROBERTS WATTS of Crostwick.
THOMAS GALLOWAY, convicted at Thetford in March assizes 1779, of stealing a gelding, and ordered to hard labour on the Thames, but could not since be removed without danger of his life, being in a deep consumption, was ordered to remain in custody; and THOMAS REEVE and ELIZABETH HOWE were discharged by proclamation.
Same day ended the assizes at the crown bar for the city, when the two following prisoners received sentence of death, viz.SAMUEL RUMNEY, alias THOMAS SHEPHERD, alias TIMOTHY TWAITE, for stealing a mare out of a pasture at Wigstoft, in the county of Lincoln, the property of GEORGE FERNE; and THOMAS MADDLE, alias THOMAS HOWES, for stealing a brown mare from the door of the Maid's Head alehouse, in the parish of Heigham, in the county of the city of Norwich, the property of RICHARD SMITH.
ALICE CROWN, widow, for stealing a remnant of cloth out of the shop of Messrs. GEORGE and LEYSON LEWIS, in St Peter of Mancroft, was sentenced to be privately whipped, and kept six months at hard labour in Bridewell. JOSEPH SPENCER for stealing six pair of leather gloves from BENJAMIN HUGMAN was sentenced to be privately whipped, and discharged. And MARY WILSEA, charged with stealing a canvas purse, containing four guineas, the property of SARAH BURDON, was acquitted.---The Judges, before they left the city, were pleased to reprieve RUMNEY and MADDLE.

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At the assizes which ended at Chelmsford on Friday, Lord MANSFIELD passed sentence of death on the nine following criminals, viz.WILLIAM FULLER and GEORGE WILLIAMSON, for horse stealing; EDWARD MORTON, JOHN DAWSON, JOHN BROOKES, and JAMES BROWN, for highway robberies; WILLIAM FENN, JOHN FENN, and JOHN HORN, for burglaries. His Lordship, however, was pleased to respite seven of them before he went out of town, leaving only MORTON and HORN for execution.
MORTON is since respited during his Majesty's pleasure; and HORN remains under sentence.

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Saturday last was committed to the Castle by J. SMYTH and J. FENN, Esqrs. ROBERT ANDREWS, a lad about 14 years of age, charged on oath with stealing thirty-two guineas on Tuesday the 8th instant, from out of a chest which was locked and standing in a lodging-room in the dwelling-house of THOMAS SUTTON, of Shipdham, butcher, his master. He had bought two watches and other things, to the amount of about twelve guineas.

On Tuesday last was married at Swaffham, in Norfolk, JOHN WHITE Esq. of Wherstead, in Suffolk, Major in the East Suffolk militia, to Miss NELTHORPE, sister to JAMES NELTHORPE, Esq. of Linford.

On Saturday last was married at St Peter's Mancroft, by the Rev. Mr PEELE, the Rev. Mr BELOE, B.A., Sub-master of the Grammar-School in this city, to Miss RIX, daughter of W. RIX, Esq., Town Clerk of the city of London.

Monday last died, in the 49th year of her age, Mrs ELIZABETH NEWMAN, wife of Mr THOMAS C. NEWMAN, of St Augustine's Parish.

Last week died in London, in the 86th year of his age, Mr THOMAS HURRY, of Yarmouth.

Tuesday last died, Mrs NORRIS, wife of JAMES NORRIS, Esq. in St Andrew's.
On Tuesday last died at Linton, Essex, aged 68, JOHN HUMPHREYS, Esq.
On Saturday last died Mrs PROCTER, wife of Mr JOHN PROCTER, late linen draper, in London-lane.

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Cambridge, August 12.
On Sunday evening between six and seven o'clock, a fire broke out in the roof of a barn belonging to JOHN STONEBRIDGE, farmer, at Trumpington, occasioned by a boy shooting at a pigeon. Everything being very dry, the fire raged with the utmost fury, and in a few minutes the whole farm-yard, and also two barns on the opposite side of the road, occupied by Mr HUMPHREYS, were in flames.
On the first alarm the engines were sent from Cambridge, and though the supply of water was scanty, yet by the well-directed endeavours of the people assembled on the occasion, the flames were prevented from reaching the mansion house belonging to Mr ANSTY, or STONEBRIDGE's farm-house, and happily got under by midnight. Four large barns, a granary, several outhouses, with two stacks of hay, some rye, and other grain, were burnt, and a sow with four pigs perished in the flames; the whole damage is supposed to be from 900 to 1,000 Pounds.
The inhabitants of Trumpington return their most sincere thanks to the gentlemen and others of the university and town of Cambridge, and the adjacent villages, for the ready and timely assistance afforded them in the above dreadful fire.

19th August 1780
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JOHN MARCH, King's Street, near the Chapel, Yarmouth, Most respectfully begs Leave to inform the Public, that he has taken the Printing Office of the late Mr W. PAYNE, and humbly solicits their Favours; as he assures them, it shall be his constant Endeavour to merit their Countenance and Support, by strictly observing the Business instructed to his Care, and executing it with Neatness and Dispatch.

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Mr SAUNDERS, Surgeon, Apothecary, and Man-Midwife, from St Thomas's and Guy's Hospital, London, begs Leave to offer his Services to the Friends of the late Mr MOORE, of Aylsham, whose Shop he has taken, assuring them, and the Public in general, that he will endeavour to merit Encouragement by treating all who are pleased to put themselves under his Care with the utmost Tenderness and Attentions.

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Thorpe, next Norwich.
Whereas DANIEL ROBERTSON hath absented himself form the said Parish, and his Wife is thereby become chargeable to the same, Any Person giving Information of him to the Overseers, so as he may be secured, shall be handsomely rewarded, or if he will return and take Care of his Wife within ten Days, he will be accepted. N.B. He is a tall man, and wears his own Hair, is upwards of sixty Years of Age, and by Trade a Tanner.

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On Saturday evening last, about eight o'clock, as Messrs BENJAMIN BELL, JOHN FULLER, and TURNER THURROLD, of Castle Acre, were drinking on horseback at the Swan in Swaffham, in their way to Castle Acre, they were soon joined by two strangers on horseback, well mounted, who said they were also going the Castle Acre Road, and very soon after they all set out together;
they had not got a mile from Swaffham before the two strangers attacked them, and demanded their money, but Mr BELL quitting his horse, and getting into an adjoining close, and FULLER and THURROLD galloping on, they all three escaped being robbed.
The Highwaymen pursuing FULLER and THURROLD met Mr JOHN RICE, a glazier of Swaffham, whom they robbed of his silver watch, and 4 shillings and 6 pence. Whilst they were robbing RICE, Mr GALLOWAY, a farrier of Castle Acre, passed them; the highwaymen then pursued him, knocked off his horse, robbed him of his shoes, and 1 pound 3 shillings in money, and used him very cruelly.
They then returned towards Swaffham, passed RICE again, and about 200 yards from the town met Mr JERMYN, a considerable farmer of Weasenham, tore his breeches, used him exceeding ill, robbed him of his hat, boots, spurs, silver watch, about 35 pounds in cash, and a banker's bill for five guineas. During the time of robbing Mr JERMYN one of the highwaymen's horses got away, and RICE being again come up, the highwayman dismounted him, and got up on his horse, and both rode into the town of Swaffham in pursuit of the said horse.
An alarm being immediately given by Mr JERMYN, several persons instantly mounted their horses in pursuit of them. Mr THOMAS MARCON, of Swaffham, overtook one of them at the end of the town, and lifting his stick to knock him off his horse, the fellow threw himself off, and escaped into the fields, but in half an hour later was discovered in a ditch, and properly secured, as were the two horses.
The other highwayman got off on RICE's horse, owing to the darkness of the night, but Mr BOWKER, of Swaffham, in company with the aforesaid Mr THURROLD, and Mr GALLOWAY, making a fresh pursuit in the morning, they overtook him in the middle of the town of Wisbeach, (thirty miles from Swaffham) pulled him off his horse, and secured him likewise. The first man taken calls himself MICHAEL MOORE, butcher of Bourne, in Lincolnshire, and had when taken Mr JERMYN's hat on his head, Mr RICE's watch, and Mr GALLOWAY's money and pocket-book in his pocket. The other man had Mr JERMYN's watch, and two other silver watches in his pocket, besides about 30 pounds in cash, with a purse, and gold gauge and key, that belongs to Mr JERMYN.
This highwayman says his name is WILLIAM SMITH, and is a chimney-sweep by trade, and likewise a Lincolnshire man. They both appear not more than twenty years of age, and were by JAMES NELTHORPE, Esq. committed to Norwich Castle.
The horses they rode were stolen, and are since owned by two gentlemen, who live, the one in Leicestershire, and the other at Stamford, in Lincolnshire.
Too much cannot be said in praise of the inhabitants of Swaffham, for their uncommon spirit and alacrity in pursuing and taking two such dangerous fellows, who have committed many robberies in other parts of the kingdom.
One of the watches taken from SMITH belongs to a very industrious tradesman in Leicestershire, whom they robbed some time ago on the highway, and took from him near 30 pounds besides.

Last week died of consumption, which she bore with the greatest fortitude and resignation, Miss ELIZABETH FAIRBROTHER.

Yesterday died, in the 83rd year of his age, Mr JOSIAH LEWIS, formerly a considerable Dyer in St Michael Coslany, but had retired from business some years.

Saturday last died, aged 16 years, Miss CHARLOTTE LILLINGTON, daughter of the late ISAAC LILLINGTON, Esq., who served the office of Sheriff for this city.

Cambridge, Aug. 19. On Monday last ANN JEFFREY and MARY WELLS, two poor women belonging to this town, who had been in the fields to glean, were found by the road side in a kind of stupor, by a gentleman returning home. On enquiry, it appeared they had been ignorantly eating the berries of the deadly night-shade. The gentleman very humanely brought the poor women to Mr HOFFMAN, chemist, on the Pease-hill, who immediately applied proper remedies, and, we have the pleasure to add, with success, both women being perfectly recovered.

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To be Sold at Auction, Some Time in the Month of September next, is not before disposed of by private Contract, the following estates in Suffolk and Norfolk.

The Scite [sic] of the Manor of Stradbrooke, and a Farm called Stradbrooke Hall, consisting of a commodious Farm-house, Barns, Stable, Neat-house, and other convenient Buildings, and about 160 Acres of good Land, lying together in Stradbrooke, and lett [sic] to Mr JOHN BROOKE, on Lease, at the yearly Rent of 155 pounds and 10 shillings.
Also, the Parsonage, Rectory, and great and small Tithes of the Parish of Wingfield, being an extensive Parish, and Lands good and fertile, and clears, after all Deductions, 200 pounds per Annum.
Also, a Farm in Wingfield aforesaid, called Bleech Green, consisting of a Messuage, Barn, Stable, Neat-house, and other necessary Buildings, and about 40 Acres of good Land, late in the Occupation of Mr CHARLES ROOPE, deceased, and now of THOMAS CLARE, and worth, to lett [sic], 381 pounds per Annum. N.B. This farm is in the Middle of the Parish, and very convenient for the gathering the Tithes.

A Farm in Pulham St Mary the Virgin, consisting of a Farm-house, Cottage, Barns, Stables, and other convenient Out-houses, and about 104 Acres of Land, lying together, lett to Mr THOMAS FRYER, on Lease, at the yearly Rent of 85 pounds.
Also, a Farm at Denton, and Alburgh, consisting of a good Farm-house, Barn, Stables, and other proper Outhouses, and about 56 Acres of good Land, lett [sic] to Mr RICHARD MATTHEWS, on Lease, at the yearly Rental of 50 pounds. Another Farm in Needham, consisting of a Farm house, Barn Stable, Neat-house, and other necessary Buildings and about 48 Acres of very good Land, with a Cottage and Hempland adjoining; the Whole let to Mr JOHN KING, on Lease, at the yearly Rent of 50 pounds.
Also, a Grove in Needham aforesaid, called Beazant's Grove, contiguous to the last mentioned Farm, and contains about six Acres, with a considerable Quantity of Timber and Underwood.
The above Leases contain fair and reasonable Covenants between Landlord and Tenant.
Also, a Messuage, Stable, and other Buildings, and two Pieces of Land in Needham, aforesaid, containing five Acres and two Roods, in the Occupation of the Widow WITHAM, at the yearly Rent of 10 Pounds.
Also, a Cottage, and Yard, in the Occupation of MARK BLACKBURN, at the yearly rent of 3 pounds.
Another Cottage, and Yard, in the Occupation of JOSEPH BAXTER, at the yearly rent of 2 pounds.
Also a Shop, late a Blacksmith's Shop, and now used as a Hickler's Shop, in the Occupation of ROBERT SPARROW, at the yearly rent of 1 pound. Also, another Cottage, with a Yard and Pightle of Land containing one Acre, lett [sic] to ROBERT HARMAR, at the yearly Rent of 4 pounds 4 shillings. The above Cottages and Shop are situate in Needham aforesaid.
And, a Messuage, or Tenement, in Pulham Market, in the occupation of JONATHAN WATSON, and --- HARRISON, at the yearly Rent of 5 pounds 2 shillings and 6 pence.
N.B. The Buildings on the above Estates are in good Repair, and the Whole moderately affected to the Land Tax, and the same will be shewn by the respective Tenants. Further Particulars may be had of CHARLES WESTON, of the City of Norwich, Esq., Mr THOMAS HOOD, No. 14, Grays-Inn, London, and of Messrs. MEADOWS and BROWNE, at Diss, in Norfolk.

To be Sold by Auction,
On Thursday the 7th day of September next, at the Sign of the Crown in Pulham Market, in the County of Norfolk, the following Estates in Pulham Market aforesaid:
Lot I. A Messuage, with a Barn, Orchard, and one Acre of good Land belonging to the same, in the Occupation of EDWARD NEAVE, and WILLIAM GREEN, at the yearly Rent of 8 pounds.
Lot II. A Messuage, with a large Yard and Orchard adjoining, in the Occupation of FRANCIS DUNN, and LEONARD FISH, at the yearly Rent of 5 pounds 5 shillings.
Lot III. A Messuage, and Yard, well planted with Fruit, and a Cooper's Shop adjoining, in the Occupation of ADAM BALES, MARY SCOT, and WILLIAM MOORE, at the yearly Rent of 4 pounds 11 shillings.
Lot IV. A Cottage, and Yard, in the Occupation of THOMAS HASEL, and SUSAN LEVERER, at the yearly Rent of 3 pounds 10 shillings.
Lot V. Another Cottage, and Yard, in the Occupation of MARTHA LEVEL, at the yearly Rent of 1 pound 8 shillings.
Lot VI. A Messuage, and Baking-Office, in good Repair, a Back-house, Stable, and other Out-houses, and a large Orchard, well planted with Fruit Trees, lett [sic] to Mr HORNE [print a bit smudged - might also be HERNE], on Lease, of which sixteen Years are unexpired, at the yearly Rent of 11 pounds.
Lot VII. A Cottage and Yard, in the Occupation of DANIEL FRANCIS, and THOMAS BLAKE, at the yearly Rent of 4 pounds 6 shillings.
Further Particulars may be had of Mr CHARLES PUNCHARD, of Roydon, the Auctioneer, or of Messrs. MEADOWS and BROWNE, at Diss, in the said County.

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Thursday se'nnight, about four o'clock in the morning, a fire broke out in the dwelling-house of Mr JAMES TAYLOR, at Dilham, which entirely consumed the same, and a tenement adjoining.

On Sunday last died at Thetford, after a tedious and painful illness, Mr MATTHEW BETTS, fellmonger and breeches-maker, on the common-council-men of that Corporation.

Tuesday died at Lowestoft, of a fit of apoplexy, Mrs MARY DARKIN, relict of Captain DARKIN, formerly of that place.

Last week died Mrs WOODS, wife of JOHN WOODS, master of the Spread-Eagle inn, Ingatestone, in Essex, one of the proprietors of the Chelmsford stage coach.

Lately died at Ipswich, in an advanced age, Mrs HAYWARD, relict of Mr JOHN HAYWARD, formerly of Stowmarket, in Suffolk.

To be Sold, and entered upon the 10th of October next, a good accustomed Shop, in full Trade, in the Grocery, Woollen, and Linen-drapery; a good House on the Premises for making Candles, with Warehouse and Room sufficient to carry an extensive Trade, and about three Acres and a Half of Land adjacent to the House. It is a very desirable Situation, there being no capital Shop within five Miles of the same. The Proprietor has no other Motive for declining Trade, than an Inclination to retire from all Business, on Account of Ill Health. He returns his sincere Thanks to all his Friends for past Favours, and humbly hopes a Continuance, as he does not intend leaving of Business unless he can sell his Shop, being determined not to lett [sic] it. It is expected the Stock in Trade will be taken by the Purchaser. Further Particulars may be had by applying to the Owner, P. HUMPHREY, South Creake.

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Ipswich, Aug. 1780
Stolen or Strayed, on the 26th, or early on the 27th August, 1780, out of the Pasture of JOSEPH PANNISE, in the Parish of St Matthew, in Ipswich, Suffolk, joining Bramford Road, a Chestnut Gelding, rising seven Years old, fifteen Hands high, hanging Mane on the off Side; has been nicked and cut, a Hunter's Tail, a few white Spots on his Back, and lately bled on the off Side. If stolen, whoever will secure the Person, on Conviction shall receive Ten Guineas, to be paid by the Treasurer; if strayed all reasonable Charges. PHILIP DIKES.
Note - the above Horse is supposed to be stolen by WILLIAM SMITH, born in St Giles's Norwich, has lived at Newmarket in the Character of a Jockey, talks that Country Tongue, is 24 Years of Age, 5 Feet 3 Inches and a Half high, dark Brown Hair, dark Complexion, Grey Eyes, full faced, stout and well made. Had on a Drab-coloured Coat and Waistcoat, a Pair of Fustian Breeches, a large Soldier's Hat, not laced, and finer than usual, has in his Shirt Sleeves two odd Mocoa Stone Silver Buttons, on of which is broke in the Shank. The above SMITH having deserted from a Recruiting Party at Ipswich the same Night the Horse was stolen, and taken a Saddle from his Quarters, gives great Cause of Suspicion. The saddle is a good one, maker's name ADAMS, Ipswich. The Stuffing is taken out behind to ease the Horse's Back.

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On Thursday Mr JOHN WOODROW, manufacturer, in St George's, was married to Miss SCOTT, in St Andrew's.

On Monday last was married, Mr BENJAMIN NEAVE, of St Andrew's, Grocer, to Mrs ELIZABETH LAUGHTER, of the same parish, relict of the late Mr JOSEPH LAUGHTER.

On Monday last was married at Heigham, Mr HENRY HALL, Miller, at Elmham, to Miss CLARKE, of Worthing.

On Wednesday died Mrs WALMSLEY, wife of Mr WALMSLEY, brazier, in St John's Maddermarket.

A few days since died of mortification, at Woolston Hall, near Chigwell, Essex, GEORGE SCOT, Esq., aged 59, the last of an ancient family settled there from the time of Edward the Second.

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To be Sold, and entered upon at Old Michaelmas day next, a very good accustomed Public House, called the Magpie, in Rockland St Peter, in Norfolk, with a Barn, Stable, other convenient Outhouses, and about twelve Acres of good Arable Land thereto adjoining, all now in the Occupation of Mr THOMAS NUNN, the Owner. Also, a Tenement, with a Garden adjoining to the other Premises, Part of which are Freehold, and the other Part Copyhold. The Whole have a Right of Commonage on large and extensive Commons lying contiguous thereto. For further Particulars apply to the said Mr NUNN, the Owner, or to Mr CAPEL BRINGLOE, Attorney at Law, at Hingham.

16thSeptember 1780
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To be Sold immediately, at Oulton, near Aylsham, an exceeding good and new-built Post Windmill, with a Horse Mill and Corn Chambers adjoining, well situated, and in good Trade. Enquire of the present Owner, JONATHAN BAXTER, at Oulton aforesaid.

23rdSeptember 1780
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Bury St Edmund's, Sept. 20 To be Lett, and entered upon directly, or at any Time before Christmas next, that well accustomed Inn known by the Name of The Castle, eligibly situated for both Markets, and late in the occupation of JOHN APPLETON, deceased. The Stock, Household Furniture, Fixtures, etc to be disposed of at the same Time. For Particulars, enquire of HENRY LEECH.

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Tuesday morning a very large seizure was made near Somersham, in Suffolk, by Mr SUTER, some other officers of excise, and six light dragoons, consisting of 74 bags and 2 dollops of tea, 4 ditto of coffee, 13 horses (three or four of which were very much wounded) 19 saddles and 15 bridles. The smugglers were about 25 in number, and had 8 horses killed; a waggon laden with the goods was conducted to the excise office. The smugglers, 'tis supposed, are very much wounded, as the light dragoons fought sword in hand. The officers escaped unhurt, tho' the smugglers fired at them several times. Three of the gang got off with their horses, and not one of them was taken.

Thursday morning, about eight o'clock, a fire broke out at Mr DANIEL CURTEAD's in Gimmingham, occasioned by some hemp stalks lying near the copper furnace, in the bake-house, which was consumed, and part of the dwelling-house. By the timely assistance of the neighbours, the fire was got under, by which part of the shop goods and furniture was saved. The loss is not yet ascertained.

23rdSeptember 1780
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Notice is hereby given, that if any Person, or Person, shall bring to Messrs FOSTER and COOPER, Attornies, in Norwich, a Copy of the Register, properly authenticated, of the Marriage of ROBERT COOKE and MARY SOUTHGATE, which is supposed to have been solemnized in or near Norwich, between the Years 1680 and 1710, such Person, or Persons, shall be handsomely rewarded.

A Robbery
Stolen off the Bleaching Ground of WILLIAM JAY of Pulham Market, on Tuesday Night the 12th of this Instant September, or early on Wednesday Morning, Two Pieces of Yard-wide Hemp Cloth, Value, 1 shilling 6 pence per Yard, One Piece 24 Yards in length, the other 22 Yards. Whoever will give Information of the Person or Persons who stole the said Cloth, shall on Conviction be handsomely rewarded by me, WILLIAM JAY.

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Norwich, Sept.20, 1780
ANN FOSTER, late ANN CHAMBERS returns her most sincere Thanks to all her Friends and Customers for their Past Favors, and begs to inform them, and the Public in general, that she is now selling the remaining Part of the Stock in the Millinery Trade, extremely cheap, also to solicit the Continuance of their Favors in the Funeral Branch, as she means to continue that Part of the Business. All Orders directed to her at her Shop, near St Laurence's Church, will be attended to with Gratitude, Diligence and Punctuality.

Walsingham, Sept. 12, 1780
MARY PIGGE presents her most respectful Compliments to the Ladies in Walsingham, and in the Neighbourhood in general, and begs Leave to inform them, she now lives with her sister A. PIGGE, and takes in Clear Starching, Muslin, Gauze, Blond Lace, Thread ditto, and Needle-work, which she will undertake to do in the best Manner, and on the most reasonable Terms. Cleans white Persians, Sarsenets, Silk Stockings, and Gloves, and does up Chintz and Muslin Gowns; proposes to Wash every Monday, and all Favours will be gratefully esteemed, by their most obedient Servant, MARY PIGGE.

To the Ladies, BULL, Hair Dresser, from Vere-street, Cavendish-Square, London, late Francis-street, intends being at Mr FITT's, Whitesmith, St John's Maddermarket, Norwich, for the Sessions Ball, and begs Leave to acquaint the Nobility and Gentry, that he has with him elegant Flower Caps, from Two Guineas to Five Shillings each; Dress Hats, with Feathers, at the above Prices; Cushions, for Ladies to dress themselves, that are still Lighter, and more Convenient, than any he had yet ever had, with every Article to compleat [sic] a Lady's Head-dress, in the newest Fashion. All Letters and Messages sent to the above Place will be punctually attended to, He also intends being at Swaffham Races, as usual, and may be heard of at Mr BULL's; at Lynn Feast at the Sign of the Black Bull; and Bury Fair, at Mr PERSALL's, in the Cock-Row. Note - An Apprentice wanted, enquire of the Printer.

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Tuesday died at Bury, where he was taken ill on his return from London, Mr WILLIAM COLLS, a considerable miller at North Walsham.

This week died at Yarmouth, Mr WILLIAM PALGRAVE, merchant. On Saturday last died at Starston, in Suffolk, in the 83rd year of her age, Mrs GOOCH, of that place.

Tuesday died near Ely, in Cambridgeshire, Mrs SOPHY JOHNSON, aged 103. On Tuesday evening died, in the 61st year of his age, Mr HENRY TRULL, of Shottisham, formerly a considerable grocer, and many years one of the common-council of Mancroft ward, in this city.

Tuesday died Mr GIRLING, master of the Green Dragon ale-house, in the Cockey-lane. He was the last person that polled (the day before) for Sir HARBORD and Mr WINDHAM [elections had just been held.]

30thSeptember 1780
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Whereas many Swans have been taken off the Upper River, between Norwich and Fakenham, this Season, whoever will give Information against such Offenders, so as they may be brought to Justice, shall receive on Conviction Five Guineas of CHARLES STARKEY, Servant to the Lord Bishop of Norwich.--This is agreed on by all the Swanners. Sept. 24, 1780.

30thSeptember 1780
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Last Saturday Capt. HENRY GOOCH, of Yarmouth, was married to Miss ELIZABETH COOPER, of that place.

On Wednesday was married at All Saints church, in this city, Mr ATKINSON, of Thorpe, near Huddersfield, in Yorkshire, to Mrs COOPER, relict of the late ROBERT COOPER, surgeon in this city.

Last week died in the precinct of the cathedral, Mrs CHASE, in the 70th year of her age, she was universally respected by her friends, and her loss will be severely felt by her offsprings. [sic]

30thSeptember 1780
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A Respectable Clergyman, in an healthy Situation, advanced in Years, and a private Station, proposes for an Amusement, to take four private Pupils.--He has two already.--His Terms are sixty Guineas a Year, and does not wash - but a Person in the place is provided for that purpose. A particular Regard is had to the Improvement in Morals, as well as Literature, of his Pupils. Enquire of Mr MARTIN BOOTH, Bookseller, Norwich, who will satisfy any one disposed to treat. He will take no more than four - nor taken any one but what are well recommended and well disposed.

7 October 1780
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On Wednesday was committed to the castle by J. BUXTON, Esq., THOMAS HUDSON, of East-Wretham, charged on oath, with stealing and carrying away in the night of the 30th September last, nineteen lambs the property of SAMUEL ROPER, and JOSEPH CLERKE, farmers at Elden, in the county of Suffolk.

On Friday the 19th of September last, at East-Dereham petty sessions, one Mr WILLIAM ADAMS, a Farmer at Scarning, aged near 80, was defrauded, or genteelly robbed of twenty-seven guineas, and a half, by sharpers at the George Inn, by the stale tricks of cutting cards and laying of wagers. Mr ADAMS was so infatuated that after losing nine guineas and a half, he borrowed eighteen guineas more of a friend, who kindly cautioned him against sharpers; one of them pretended to be a great friend to Mr ADAMS, and to join with him in over-reaching the other, whilst both combined to deceive and cheat him. They first suffered Mr ADAMS to win a small bett [sic] or two, which compleatly [sic] hooked him in to lose his money. One of them is aged about thirty, is a short thick set man, wears his own hair, is pock sretten [sic], and was dressed in brown cloaths [sic], with a blue surtout coat over them; the other, a thin tall young man about twenty-four years of age, and had on a remarkable gay waistcoat and breeches. The elder first decoyed Mr ADAMS to the George to treat him under pretence of carrying a letter to the Rev. Mr POTTER who lives at Scarning.
Three of these gentry dined together at the King's Arms, and were seen, with another of the gang, to ride to Shipdham the same day. It is supposed they attend all fairs, and petty sessions, on purpose to cheat and rob the ignorant and unwary, and such sort of people whose great desire of gain will suffer them to run all hazards for the sake of getting money.
If these last described people only suffered, it would be their deserts, but it is a pity care is not taken by the police to take up the wretches, whereby might be prevented much mischief, to the really innocent and undesigning.

On Monday last Mr WILLIAM BURCHAM, of London, was married at Framlingham, Suffolk, to Miss KEER, daughter of Mr JONATHAN KEER, of that town.

On Monday last died much respected by all who knew her, Mrs MILLER, at the Half Moon in the market-place, Yarmouth,

Tuesday died at Needham, Mr CLARKE, a wealthy farmer there. On Tuesday died Mr GREEN, China man, on the Hog Hill.

On Monday died in Stephen's, Mr GOODEN, formerly a cabinet-maker, in the Cockey-lane.

Last Monday died Mr THOMAS CLARK, shoe-maker, in St Peter's Mancroft.

Wednesday morning died at Morton, near York, after a tedious indisposition, the Rev. Mr WILSON, vicar of Chesterton, near Cambridge, and late fellow of Trinity College in that University.

Boarding School, North-gate-street, Bury, Sept. 28th, 1780
Mrs LIDGOULD and Mrs CHAPMAN, designing to retire from their School at Christmas next, beg Leave to return their warmest Acknowledgments for the Favours they have received from those Ladies and Gentlemen who have entrusted them with the Care of their Children, and whose Encouragement enabled them to raise the School to the Situation it is in at present. Their Gratitude for this Kindness (as well as their Attention to their Credit) has made them assiduous in providing Successors, who they have every Reason to believe will meet with general Approbation, The School will be continued by two Ladies (Miss BUTLERS) whose Accomplishments and present Situation, in one of the greatest Schools in London, promise to merit the same flattering Encouragement which Mrs LIDGOULD and Mrs CHAPMAN, are so happy thus publicly to acknowledge.

7 October 1780
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Aylsham, Sept. 28, 1780
WILLIAM JEWELL, of Aylsham, in the County of Norfolk, Clerk, being parted from ANN JANE, his wife, upon whom he has settled a separate Maintenance, hereby gives Notice to the Public, that he will not pay or be answerable for any Debts she may hereafter Contract. WILLIAM JEWELL.

26th September 1780
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Broke out of Prison, JOHN ALEXANDER, EDWARD DAILEY, JOHN STEWART GENTIL, JOHN KNIGHT, MICHAEL BUNKER alias DANIEL, JOHN JOHNSON, WILLIAM SMITH, MATTHEW DEVEREUX, JAMES DILLON, JACOB RICHARDSON. The above Persons broke out of Wood-street Compter on Monday Night, the 25th of September, Instant, where they were committed for Offences on the High Seas. They are all seafaring men, and in Sailors Dresses. Whoever apprehends them shall receive a Reward of One Hundred Pounds, and in proportion for any Number, by JOHN KIRBY, Keeper of the Said Prison.
JOHN ALEXANDER, five Feet eight Inches high, pale Complexion, short curled Hair, had on a blue Jacket double breasted, and Linen Waistcoat; has the Scotch Dialect very strong.
JOHN JONATHAN, five Feet six Inches high, a strong Scotchman, his hair tied behind, fresh coloured, had on a red Jacket, and black Velvet Breeches. WILLIAM SMITH, five Feet eight Inches high, a thin round-shouldered man, had a light-coloured Jacket, and wears a wig.
JOHN STEWART GENTIL, five Feet nine Inches high, light brown Hair tied behind, had on a blue Jacket, and black Cloth Breeches, and is of pale Complexion.
EDWARD DAILEY, five Feet nine Inches high, a Mole on his Cheek, had on a striped Jacket and black Velvet Breeches, and has sandy Hair tied behind. JACOB RICHARDSON, five Feet six Inches high, much pitted with Small-pox, had on a blue Jacket, has short Hair, and is a Sussex Man.
MICHAEL BUNKER alias DANIEL, five Feet four Inches high, had on a red Jacket and Black Velvet Breeches, has short curled hair.
JAMES DILLON, five Feet seven Inches high, black Hair tied behind, pale Complexion, had on a blue Jacket and black Breeches.
JOHN KNIGHT, five Feet nine Inches high, short sandy Hair, had on a blue Jacket and Trowsers, of a ruddy complexion.

7 October 1780
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To be Lett [sic], and entered upon the 10th of October next, a Baking-office, conveniently situated in Thorpe Market, about five Miles from North Walsham, and Cromer; consisting of a Dwelling-house, Bake-house, Wood-house, Barn and Stable, all in good Repair, with a Garden Orchard, and two Acres of Arable land inclosed. The present Tenant, WILLIAM TERRY, has two Years of his Article unexpired, but going into another Branch of Business, is willing to resign immediately to any one (approved by his Landlord, Sir HARBORD HARBORD, Bart) who will buy the Stock in Trade at a fair Valuation. Further Particulars may be had of the said WILLIAM TERRY, who will shew [sic] the Premises.

The Proprietors of the London Diligences, from the King's Head, Norwich, to the White Horse Inn, Fetter-Lane, London, respectfully return Thanks for the Favours received, and inform the generous Public, they are determined, notwithstanding the Manoeuvres of their Opponents, (which they hope is well seen through) to continue running that commodious Carriage, a Diligence, to and from London; and for the better Accommodation of their Friends, they set out on Sunday the 17th inst. another Carriage, to run one every Night in the Year, at the usual Hour of Ten o'Clock, from the King's Head, Norwich, and the White Horse Inn, Fetter-Lane, London, and hope to be favoured with Support in the Undertaking. The Fare at One Guinea each, or any Part of the Road, at Three pence per Mile. Performed by ROBERT, ROBERTS, and Co. N.B. The above Carriages are well guarded, and properly lighted; and at the same Time particularly recommend their new-invented Carriage for Game, etc. Mr FAUX, at the George at Thetford, joins the Connection, on account of Mr COCK's leaving the public Line of Business. Neat Post-Chaises at every Stage.

7 October 1780
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This Day is published, Price 2 shillings.
Salivation Exploded; or, a Practical Essay on the Venereal Disease, fully demonstrating the Inefficacy of Salivation, and recommending an approved Succedaneum, illustrated with some remarkable Cases, which had withstood three, four, or five Salivations, and were afterwards cured by that safe, easy, and certain Method, the Alternative one, of which a Particular Account is given, and the Medicines used therein. To which is subjoined a Dissertation on Gleets and Weaknesses, Seminal as well as Venereal, in both Sexes; with the Remedies best adapted to each; therein are described not only the most eligible Medicines for the Cure of the Venereal Disease, but the most powerful ones to prevent it also. By CHARLES SWIFT, Surgeon, Parliament Street, Westminster. Printed for S. BLADON, No 13, Paternoster-Row; R. FAULDER, New Bond street; and P. BRETT, opposite St Clement's Church, Strand, London.

14thOctober 1780
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Swaffham, Oct. 10, 1780
JOHN DUGMORE, Surveyor of Land and Tithes, respectfully acquaints the Nobility and Gentry of Norfolk that he has fixed his Residence at Swaffham, where any Commands will be gratefully received, and punctually attended to. N.B. The Business of Inclosures executed upon the most reasonable of Terms.

14thOctober 1780
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On the 6th inst. the crew of pilot cutter belonging to Southwold seeing a brig about 3 leagues off this town made up to her, and went on board; they found she was a prize ship bound to some port in France, and was in the possession of six Frenchmen, all of them very drunk. They had one Englishman, and a boy, prisoners on board. Upon the pilots returning to their cutter, in order to come on shore, the Englishman threw a brace of pistols, cutlass, etc into the cutter to them, which the Frenchmen observing, they immediately cut the rope, and would not suffer them to go on board again. If they had, in all probability the vessel would have been retaken.

On Tuesday sennight Mr JOHN GARNHAM, merchant, of Thetford, was married to Miss FANNY MINGAY, of the same place.

On Monday last died Mr BOND, carpenter, in St Michael's at Plea,

Lowestoft, Oct.1.
As SAMUEL DAY of this town, who had been to the market with fish, was returning home with his cart [illegible] pair of horses, he stopped at a pond to give them some water, by accident they took fright, and he received so violent a blow, that he languished till the Friday morning following, and then died. He has left a wife and six children.

Oct. 12-- This day was married, the Rev. CHARLES BUCKLE, L.L.B. rector of Worlingworth, in Suffolk, to Miss MATCHET, of Gisleham, in the same county.

14thOctober 1780
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Bury St Edmund's.
By his Majesty's Servants, from the Theatre-Royal in Norwich, at the Theatre in Bury, on Monday, Oct. the 16th, 1780, will be presented The Beggar's Opera. To which will be added a Farce, call'd All the World's A Stage. And on Tuesday, Oct. the 17th, For the Yearly Benefit of Mr and Mrs CROUSE, Will be presented a new Comedy (never acted here) called The Times. Between the Play and the Farce a Musical Interlude, called The Recruiting Serjeant. To which will be added a Farce, (never performed here) called The Deaf Lover. To begin at Six o'Clock. Vivant Rex et Regina. The Days of playing next Week will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

HONOR CLARKE, the Widow of THOMAS CLARKE, late of the Parish of St Peter's Mancroft, Norwich, Boot and Shoe maker, deceased, takes this Opportunity of returning her sincere Thanks to the Friends and Customers of her late Husband, and humbly requests the Continuance of their Favours, as the Business is intended to be carried on by WILLIAM BEARE, for their mutual Benefit, and doubt not but he will do every thing in his Power to merit their Custom. The said WILLIAM BEARE, on Behalf of the Widow and himself, engages to execute the Business in all its Branches, with the greatest Integrity and Punctuality, in the most fashionable Manner, and upon the most moderate Terms, and humbly entreats the Favours of Gentlemen and Ladies, and the Public in general.

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Barney, Oct. 12, 1780.
Goose Stealing.
Whereas some evil-disposed Person, or Persons, did in the Night between Wednesday the 4th, and the Thursday the 5th of this Instant, October, drive Fifty-eight Geese from the Yards of RICHARD REEVE, the Younger, of Barney, aforesaid, in the County of Norfolk, (his Property) and in a Ditch, or Holl [sic], next the Lands of the said RICHARD REEVE, killed, and from thence carried away, Twenty-one of the said Geese. This Fact is supposed to be done by two or more Persons, who had Horses to carry the said Geese away.
Whoever will give Information to the said RICHARD REEVE of the Person or Persons who stole, killed and carried away the said twenty-one Geese, shall on Conviction of the Offender, or Offenders, receive a Reward of Five Guineas, which Reward shall be paid by me RICHARD REEVE, jun. Note - if the Person who shall make the Discovery be an Accomplice, he or she shall nevertheless have the Reward, and every legal Method taken to obtain his or her Free Pardon.

21stOctober 1780
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In the course of the present war, humanity hath found a distinguished friend in Lord Viscount TOWNSHEND. His behaviour does honour to the dignity of his rank and nature. For, prompted by system of the Cabinet, many horrid inventions have been laid before the Board of Ordnance, for taking unmanly advantages of an enemy, in the conduct of war. One plan was submitted to their inspection, and experiments were made to prove it, by which the enemy's ships might be set on fire with certainty, at the distance of five hundred yards. This was to be done by the squirting of burning spirits on the enemy's ship. Another plan of the same nature was proposed to do it by shooting firey arrows, which should rankle in the sails, and communicate the flames. To all these inventions his Lordship with honourable humanity set himself in direct opposition. He declared that he would never give consent to any hellish system of unequal combat. War was already too horrid and destructive; it needed not the aggravation of secret plans to increase the profusion [sic] of blood. And he concluded with the honest remark, that while the Navy of Great Britain was directed by naval men, it would never sink so low as to need the assistance of such arts.

21stOctober 1780
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Last week was married at St George's church, Hanover Square, HENRY STYLEMAN, Esq. of Ringstead, Norfolk, to Miss GREGG, of Lower Grosvenor -street.

Lately died in St Stephen's parish, in this city, Mrs SIMPSON, wife of THOMAS SIMPSON, Gent. in the 62d year of her age.

On Tuesday last died at Ludham, Mr JAMES DOWNES, surgeon, whose skill in his profession will make his loss severely felt in that part of the country, and whose integrity of conduct will render him deservedly lamented by those who had the happiness of his acquaintance.

Last week died at Thetford, greatly regretted by his patients and friends, Mr THOMAS D'OYLEY, surgeon, apothecary and man-midwife.

21stOctober 1780
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Norwich First Subscription Cotillon [sic] Ball, will be held on Tuesday the 24th of October, 1780, at Chapel Field-House. [signed] JOHN THURLOW, Esq. and ROBERT PARTRIDGE, Esq., Stewards. Note- Officers and Strangers to pay 5 shillings every Thing included. No Persons, except the Musicians, will admitted to the Gallery.

Oct. 21, 1780
This is to inform the Curious, that there will come to this City on Monday next, and be seen on Tuesday, at Mr CURTIS's, the Half Moon, on the Castle Ditches, the Gigantic Child, or Infant Hercules, who has had the honour of being shown three Times before their Majesties, most of the Nobility of the Kingdom, and the two Universities, with the greatest Satisfaction. He is perfectly well proportioned, has a most comely and expressive Countenance, was not remarkable when born, subsists entirely on the breast, and only 20 Months old, being of the following Dimensions, if they may be deemed a true Earnest of his future Magnitude: His Height 3 Feet 3; round his Breast 2 Feet 6 inches; Loins 3 Feet 1; Thigh 1 Foot 10; Leg 1 Foot 2; Arm 11 Inches; Wrist 9 Inches, and since the Age of five or six Weeks has increased to the amazing Size he now is of.--To be seen from nine in the Morning till eight at Night.--Admittance Six pence.

28thOctober 1780
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On Tuesday last, in the afternoon, SUSAN GOOCH, of Stratton Strawless, had her thigh broke in a terrible manner, by a stack of turf falling upon her; she was with all convenient speed carried to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, and it being found necessary to amputate the limb immediately, the operation was performed about eleven o'clock that night.

Last week was married Mr WILLIAM BARNARD, jun. of this city, to Miss AMELIA SHARRER, of St Alban's.

Thursday was married at St George's, Mr OYLETT, grocer and brandy merchant, to Miss BETTS, of the same place, an agreeable young lady with a genteel fortune.

Sunday last died, in the 86th year of his age, after a long and painful illness, Mr HAYWARD, one of the people called Quakers, heretofore of Beighton, in Suffolk, but lately of Swaffham, in Norfolk.

On Thursday died, much respected, Mr BUTLER, Clerk to the Post-office in this city.

All Persons who have any Demands on the Estate and Effects of MARTIN FOX, late of Great Melton, in Norfolk, Farmer, deceased, are desired to send an Account thereof to the Rev. Mr BUCKLE, near St Gile's Gate, or to Mr ROBERT ENGLAND, at East Tuddenham, that they may be discharged; and all Persons that stood indebted to the said MARTIN FOX, are desired to discharge the same, in order to prevent further Trouble.

All Persons that have any Demands on the Partnership of the late THOMAS BOND, of the City of Norwich, Carpenter, deceased, and JOSEPH STANNARD, are requested to deliver in the same to the said JOSEPH STANNARD, in order that they may be discharged. And all those that indebted to the said Partnership are desired forthwith to pay in their respective Debts. JOSEPH STANNARD desires most respectfully to return Thanks to his Friends for those Favours conferred upon him while in Connection with the late THOMAS BOND, deceased, and humbly solicits a Continuance of them, as he intends carrying on the Building Trade in all its Branches, at his Yard in the Cattle-Ditches, and doubts not but from the Practice he has had in the Trade these twelve Years past, he shall be able to give Satisfaction to those Gentlemen that will please to make Trial of him.

28thOctober 1780
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JOHN FLOWERDEW, Surgeon and Man midwife, takes this public Method of acquainting the Patients of the late Mr JAMES DOWNES, and others, that he proposes to reside at Ludham, and of soliciting their Favours, which he will endeavour to merit by diligent Discharge of the Duties of his Profession.

Royal Braided Sash-Line, which, upon Trial, is found to be the greatest Improvement of that useful Article hitherto discovered. Its superiority consists in uncommon Strength and Flexibility. The Twisting and Untwisting, also the sudden Snapping and Breaking, to which the Cords now in Use are so liable, are entirely prevented by this new Invention of Plaiting. It has met with the Approbation of his Majesty's Honourable Board of Works, many of the principal Nobility, and of the first Architects and Surveyors in the Kingdom. Sold by WILLIAM SEXTON, Ironmonger, Norwich.

WILLIAM COLEMAN, late Clerk to PETER FINCH, Esq., begs Leave to inform the Public, that he has taken the Angel Inn in the Market-place, Norwich, and has laid in a fresh Stock of exceeding good Wines, and other Liquors of all Sorts, and from the Commodiousness of the Inn, and his Disposition to oblige, he hopes to be favoured with the Encouragement of his Friends, and the Public in general, and he assures them, that he will take all possible Pains to deserve, and will most gratefully acknowledge their Favours. Note - the Coffee Room will be continued, and the London Papers taken in as usual. -- Good Post-chaises, with able Horses, to any Part of England.

WILLIAM MURPHY, Linen and Lace Warehouse, on the Gentleman's Walk, Norwich, being very much importuned by his Friends, and many Shopkeepers in the Country, to enlarge his Lace Trade, Wholesale and Retail, begs Leave to inform them, that he shall confine himself principally to that Article, with Ribbons, Gauzes, Modes, Sattins [sic], flatters himself, that being enabled to pay more Attention to his Lace Manufactory, can accommodate the Public on still better Terms, and serve his country Friends with a large Assortment. He returns his most grateful Thanks to the generous Public for the great Encouragement he has met with in that Article, it having far surpassed his most sanguine Expectations. The Stock of Linen Drapery to be sold at prime Cost, or under; consisting of printed Linens and Cottons, Irish Linens of all Widths and Prices, Muslins, Long and Clear Lawns, Damask and other Table Cloths, Sheetings, etc with every other Article in the Linen Trade. A large Quantity of fine joining Lace for Aprons, Handkerchiefs, etc, on very low Terms.

October 21st 1780

Deserted from the Recruiting Party of the First Regiment of Guards, WILLIAM JAMESON, born in the Parish of Thurrington, in the County of Essex, by Trade a Sawyer, Twenty-two Years of Age, five Feet six Inches and a Half high, Brown Complexion, rather smiling Grey Eyes, and Brown Hair; had on when deserted a light-drab Coat, lapelled, a mixed coloured Waistcoat, Red, Black, and Green, spotted, and Leather Breeches, which have been coloured with Pipe Clay. Whoever will discover, or secure the said Deserter, shall receive One Guinea Reward, over and above his Majesty's Bounty, by applying to Serjeant FURSS, of the said Regiment, at Norwich.

October 21st 1780

Deserted from the Recruiting Party of the 52d Regiment of Foot, JOHN JACOBS, born in the Parish of St Mary Le Bone, in the County of Middlesex, by Trade a Labourer, aged nineteen Years, five Feet five Inches high, ruddy Complexion, much pitted in the face and marked from the Small Pox, Red Hair, Grey Eyes, and a remarkable small Mouth; had on when he went away a light-coloured Sea-green Coat, a White Striped Dimity Waistcoat, a Pair of Regimental Breeches, and Hat. Whoever will discover, or secure the above Deserter, by giving Information to Serjeant FITT, of the abovesaid Regiment, so that he may be apprehended, shall receive One Guinea Reward, over and above his Majesty's Bounty, to be paid by me, JOHN FITT, Serjeant of the 52nd Regiment of Foot, Norwich.

28thOctober 1780
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SAMUEL GOULDSMITH, near the Wounded Hart, in St Peter's, Norwich; and JOSEPH COULDSMITH, Damgate-street, Lynn, make and sell a Liquid which cures Wenns, and Cancers, without Cutting; they likewise make a Liquid which cures the King's-Evil, if ever so bad, by taking it inwardly, it will cure the Scurvy of ever so long standing, and is an excellent Remedy for the Scurvy in the Gums, sets fast the Teeth, and cures the Tooth-Ach [sic]. They will undertake any of the above Cures. Large Bottles 4 Shillings. Small Ones 2 Shillings with proper Directions how to use them. They likewise Cure all sore Legs, of ever so long standing. The following, with some Hundreds more have been cured by Mr GOULDSMITH: The Daughter of the Rev. Mr CASBORNE, at Pakenham, near Bury, cured of the Scurvy, which she had from the Crown of her Head to the Soles of her Feet, of long standing. The Wife of Mr SMITH at Thurlton, near Loddon, Norfolk, cured a bad sore Leg of several Years standing. The Son of Mr PETER MASON, at the Summer-House at Hingham, cured of the Dry Scurvy, which he had from the Crown of his Head to the Soles of his Feet, of several Years standing, and has been cured near two Years. Mr GOULDSMITH will be at the Crown at Bungay on Tuesday the 31st of this Inst., at the Falcon at Beccles on Wednesday, November the 1st, and at the Swan at Southwold on Thursday the 2nd, where any of the above may be had, and Advice gratis.
At the above Place may be had a famous Eye-Water, which cures all Humours in the Eyes, at 1 Shilling per Bottle. Smelling Bottles for the Head Ach [sic], and Swimming in the Head, at 1 Shilling per Bottle. They likewise make and sell a famous Salve to cure Corns, and prevent their ever growing again. Mr GOULDSMITH will likewise be at the White Hart at Botesdale, on Tuesday, Nov. 7th.

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On Wednesday night, in a gale of wind at N. E., the Mary, STEPHEN SCARLE, master, from Hull, with coals for Jersey, drove on shore at Yarmouth Beach. The men are all saved, and it is hoped the ship and cargo will also be saved.

On Friday, Mr CUTTING, Riding Officer at Mundesley, seized 55 half anchors of rum, brandy, and gin, and 24 bags of tea.

We are informed that the Farmers bring their corn to market much faster than they did, but that the crops are very short in this county; it was well that the Proprietors of Trowse Mills long since guarded against the present scarcity of wheat, by bringing it coastways [sic], and are now supplying this city with all they can manufacture, at a time when many of the other mills in this neighbourhood, are not half employed.

Last week Mr PATTRICK, of Needham Market, was married to Miss PRENTICE, of the same place.

Last week died, at Bristol, where she had been for the recovery of her health, Mrs DASHWOOD, wife of JARRAT DASHWOOD, Esq., of Aylsham, and daughter of the late Mr FARR, of Beccles.

On Wednesday morning died at Bury St Edmund's in the County of Suffolk, Mr BEZER BLUNDELL, many years master of the Greyhound Inn, in the Butter-market.

Tuesday last died, Mrs JACKSON, wife of the Rev. Mr JACKSON, of Drayton.

Tuesday morning died at Colchester, the Rev. Mr WILLIAM SMYTHIES, vicar of St Peter, in the said town.

Last week died at his house in Blakeney, the Rev. Mr CALTHORPE, Rector of Blakeney, Calthorpe and Glandford, in this county.

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Aylsham, Nov. 2, 1780
MATTHEW READ begs Leave to inform his Friends, and the Public, that he has opened a Shop in the Red Lion-street, in Aylsham, where he intends carrying on the Clock, Watch, Brass Jack, and Gunsmith Business. Those who please to make Trial, may depend on their Orders being executed in the best Manner, on the most reasonable Terms, and their Favours gratefully acknowledged, by their obliged humble Servant, MATTHEW READ. N.B. Gold and silver bought and sold.

To be Sold, a valuable Estate at Scole, near Diss, in the County of Norfolk, now in the Occupation of EDWARD MINES, and before him of Mr JAMES PLOWRIGHT, deceased, then Owner thereof, being Part Freehold and Part Copyhold; consisting of a good Farm-house, a Cottage for Labourers, three large Barns, Stables, and convenient Outhouses, in good Repair, and upwards of 150 Acres of rich Arable, old Pasture, and Meadow Land. For further particulars enquire of Messrs MEADOWS and BROWNE, of Diss, aforesaid.

To Be Lett [sic], and entered upon immediately, for the Remainder of a Term of Ten Years, Eight whereof were unexpired at Old Midsummer last, all that good and old accustomed Leather-Cutter's Shop, with the Dwellinghouse and Warehouse thereto belonging, situate in Grass-market, in King's Lynn, late in the Tenure of JOHN SHEPPERSON, deceased, now of SARAH SHEPPERSON, his Widow, and before of JOHN CARTER, who Acquired therein a very ample Fortune. The above Shop is remarkably well situated for the Trade, which has been used therein for Time immemorial, and now carries on a very desirable one, with may substantial Customers in a large Scope of Country round Lynn. The Stock, Fixtures, etc, to be taken at a fair Appraisement. For further Particulars enquire of the said SARAH SHEPPERSON, or COLLIER MATLAND, Attorney at Law, in Lynn.

Wolterton, Nov. 9, 1780
Whereas the Game has been greatly destroyed, and much Damage has been done to the Gardens and Plantations adjoining to Wolterton House, as also to the Woods and Coppices lying and being in the several Parishes of Wolterton, Wickmere, Mannington, Itteringham, Barningham, Calthorpe, and Saxthorpe, the Property of Lord WALPOLE. This is therefore to give Notice, that from and after the 24th of this Inst., Mantraps and Spring Guns will placed in the several Gardens, Plantations, Woods, and Coppices abovementioned, that no Person may wilfully trespass thereon, as in these Gardens, Woods, Plantations, and Coppices, there is no Foot Path, or Road whatsoever.

4 November 1780
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S. BOOTH and Daughter being just returned from London with the Winter Fashions, humbly solicit the Appearance of their Friends on Monday next, the 6th instant.

Stalham, Nov. 1, 1780
OBADIAH SILCOCK, Grocer, Linen and Woolen Draper, having taken the Shop and Stock late in the Occupation of Mr JOHN HILL, begs Leave to solicit the Favours of Mr HILL's Friends and the Public in general, who may depend upon having the best Articles in the above Branches at the lowest Prices, and their Favours gratefully acknowledged, by their most humble Servant, O. SILCOCK. Note - a Great Part of the above Stock will be sold at reduced Prices.

Wymondham, Nov. 1, 1780
Notice is hereby given, that a general Meeting of the Subscribers to the Association for the apprehending and prosecuting Horse-stealers, and other Offenders, in the Hundred of Forehoe, and adjacent Hundreds, will be held at the White Hart in Wymondham, in the County of Norfolk, on Thursday the Sixteenth Day of this Instant, November, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon, to peruse and settle the Treasurer's Accounts. N.B. A Dinner will be provided.

Acle, Oct. 26 1780
WILLIAM GRIFFITHS late of the Queen's Head, begs Leave to return Thanks to his Friends in particular and the Public in general, for their kind Favours conferred on him, and to inform them, that he is removed to the King's Head in the said Town, where he has laid in a fresh Stock of Cognac Brandy, Jamaica Rum, and Holland Geneva, as neat as imported. Any Gentleman and others that will please to make Trial, may depend on civil Usage, and a hearty Welcome, from their most obedient humble Servant, W. GRIFFITHS. N.B. The Post-Office is removed to the above King's Head.

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Nov. 1, 1780
Notice is hereby given, that the general and Courts Baron for the several Manors of Stratton Hall [? - best guess as is smudged], and Welhams, and Reezes, will be holden and kept on Monday the Thirteenth Day of this Instant, November, at Two o'Clock in the Afternoon, at the Swan at Long Stratton; when and where the Tenants of the said Manors are required to attend, to do and perform their Suits and Services, and particularly to pay their Quit Rents due and in Arrear, or in Default thereof they will be prosecuted for the same without further Notice; and all Persons entitled to be admitted to any Copyholds, Lands or Tenements, holden of the said Manors, are required to attend, and be admitted thereto. ANTHONY RANSOME, Steward.

To be Sold by Auction, by EDWARD CRANE, on Wednesday, the 8th Day of November, 1780, at the shop late in the Occupation of Mr WILLIAM BARTON, in the London-lane, Norwich, the Remaining Part of the Stock in Trade of Mr WILLIAM NOTTLEY, Upholsterer, (he being retired from Trade), consisting of a large Collection of neat and fashionable Paper Hangings in Sets fit for Rooms, Wilton and Scotch Carpets, Tickings, Blankets, Feather Beds, Mattrasses [sic], etc. A piece of beautiful Yellow Silk and Worsted Damask, Lines, Fringe, and Tassells [sic], some Thousands of Brass Nails, Cloak Pins, etc. Horse-hair Seating, a large Chimney Glass, Bath Stove, etc, etc. The Goods my be viewed on the Morning of the Sale from Eight till Ten, at which Time the Auction begins.

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To be Sold, at Dickleburgh, a convenient Dwelling-house, Barn and Stable, with about Eight Acres of good Pasture and Arable Land, Part Free, and Part Copyhold, of the Manor of Dickleburgh, now in the Occupation of MARY COGGEL, Tenant at Will. Further Particulars may be had of WILLIAM BLECKLY, Long Stratton.

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This Day is published, Price Six Shillings bound, gilt, and lettered, which no Woman ought to be without, 'The Ladies Friend; or Complete Physical Library', for the Benefit and particular Use of the Ladies of Great Britain and Ireland; treating of the Nature, Causes, and various Symptoms of all their Diseases, Infirmities, and Disorders, natural or contracted, both before and after marriage. With Direct Methods of Cure, without exposing their Indisposition to any Person living. Also of the Disorders incident to Children, from the Month to Five Years of Age. With an Appendix, containing a Number of the most valuable and modern Prescriptions for Family Use, To which is annexed, The Practical Midwife, and thirteen curious Engravings of the natural and unnatural Postures of the Infant as it lies in the Womb, with an Explication how to manage a difficult Labour, etc The Third Edition, with Additions and Alterations. By S. FREEMAN, Esq., Physician, ex Collegio Regio Abordonensi [? - best guess as is smudged], Author of the 'New Good Samaritan', and other Medical Writings.
For by me thy Days shall be multiplied, and the Years of thy life shall be increased. Prov. xix, ver. 11. London : Printed for the Author, and may be had at his House, in Staple inn Buildings, Middle-row, Holborn, and by all Booksellers, and News-carriers, in Great Britain and Ireland.

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Poet's Corner.
For the Norfolk Chronicle.
Content IS Abundance.
Per annum ten thousand, you say, and what then ?
Is the man of that species distinguish'd from men ?
Does he eat, does he drink, at the rate of his rent ?
Or better, or more, than I can, with Content ?
If not, he's as poor as I am, and the rest
Is no other than cumbersome feathers at best.
But if, with his thousands, he wishes yet more,
Your servant is Croesus, your hero is poor.

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Those acquainted with the country, and whose province it is to observe, are not at a loss to account for this great rise in the price of wheat. Four reasons may be given: 1ft, the constant heavy rains which let in during the seed time; 2dly, the alternate severe frosts and rains which succeeded; 3dly, the most remarkable dry summer remembered by very old men; and 4thly, from the farmer not having sowed his usual quantity of wheat. The sudden fall of this grain in the year 1779, and following year, had forced the farmer to turn his attention to other crops, and to this, in great measure, is to be attributed that we now feel the inconvenience of the great price of bread.

A few days since SARAH WOODBINE, from Wicklewood House of Industry, was committed to the Wymondham Bridewell to hard labour, for one month, and to be once publicly whipped, for reeling false yarn, it being her third offence. At the same time, SUSANNA BETTS, of Loddon, was convicted of the same offence, and refusing to pay the penalty, was committed to Acle Bridewell for one month. ANN BURROWS, of Great Witchingham; SARAH MIDDLETON, of Hackford; MARY COOK, MARGARET RUDLING, and MARY LEVICK, of Wymondham, and MARY SMITH, of St Margaret's, Norwich, were also severally convicted of reeling false yarn, and paid the penalty according to act of parliament.

On Thursday night last, about eight o'clock, as Mr JAMES BROWN, surgeon, of Long Stratton, was returning home from Norwich, he was stopped by two footpads, going down Dunston-hill, who each presented a pistol to his breast, and with dreadful imprecations demanded his money, or his life; on his giving them the former (amounting to about a guinea and a half) they demanded his watch, but upon his assuring them he had not one about him, they gave him a shilling to defray travelling expences [sic], wish'd him a good night, and then made off.

Last Monday the following melancholy accident happened: As Mr PERKINS, of Hoveton, near Norwich, was returning from Yarmouth on horseback, accompanying his daughter and a child in a chaise, just before him, the wind being very high, a large tree was blown down, near Ludham, which struck him on the breast, beat him off, and killed him on the spot. The horse received no hurt.

Tuesday last was married in Yarmouth, CHARLES WHALEY, Esq., Captain in the East Essex militia, to Miss ELIZABETH SPURGEON, daughter of Mr JOHN SPURGEON, Town Clerk of that place. And on Thursday was married Mr THOMAS SCRATTON, merchant, to Miss MARTHA THOMPSON, daughter of Mr JAMES THOMPSON, rope-maker.

Wednesday morning, about two o'clock, died after a long and painful illness, Mr PEARLE [?- Best guess, as is somewhat smudged], many years master of the Dove tavern in this city.

A few days since died, Mrs ROSE IVES, relict of Mr JOHN IVES, late of Coltishall, beer-maker.

Same time died, at Pakefield, much regretted, in the 24th year of her age, Miss HANNAH PECK, niece of the late Captain THOMAS PECK. A young lady possessed of every accomplishment that could render her agreeable, and endear her memory to all her acquaintances. Her death has suspended an awful memento of the approaching mortality of her survivors.

On Tuesday died, Mr RICHARD WARD, of this city.

Friday last died at Southwold, in Suffolk, much regretted by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, Mr SHELDRAKE, plumber and glazier in that town.

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WILLIAM HILLING, Muffin and Crumpet Baker, Removed from his House near Charing-cross, to the Lower Goat-lane, Norwich, Takes the Opportunity of acquainting the Public, that he has begun making Muffins, and will continue during the Season; also Manchers, French Rowls [sic], Biscuit, etc every Morning. He begs Leave to return thanks for the Favours already received, and hopes for a Continuance of the same. N.B. Good allowance to Wholesale Dealers in the Country.

If MACRO KING, who resided about Thirty Years since at the City of Ely, in Cambridgeshire, and carried on the Business of a Baker, will apply to Mr GEORGE STEEL, Chimney Mills, near Bury, or to Mr ROBERT WALPOLE, Banker, in Bury, Suffolk, he will hear something greatly to his Advantage; or if any Person can give certain Information concerning him, it will be thankfully received as above, and any reasonable Expences [sic] paid, or Reward given. --It is supposed that MACRO KING, after he quitted Ely, went to Yarmouth in Norfolk.

Norwich, Nov.9, 1780
Notice is hereby given, that the Governors of the Charity for the Relief of poor Widows and Children of Clergymen, benefited or having Curacies in the County of Norfolk, and City of Norwich, intend to hold a General Court in the Dean and Chapter's Audit Room, in the Close in Norwich, on Friday the first Day of December next, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, being the Day appointed by the Charter for settling the yearly Accounts, making a Dividend to the Widows, putting Children out Apprentices, and electing annual Officers; and in the mean Time such of the Stewards of the several Deaneries, who cannot be present themselves, are desired to remit the Money collected by them to the Rev. Mr PEELE, the Treasurer. N.B. The Widows who cannot come to receive their Dividends, must send a Certificate from the Minister of the Parish where they respectively reside of their being alive, and not having an Income exceeding 30 Pounds a Year.

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September 29, 1780
Ran away from his Wife, out of the Parish of Old Buckenham, in Norfolk, JOHN GIBBS, alias CANHAM, Shoemaker, about 5 Feet 3 Inches high, with a large Nose, Hazel Eyes, light Brown Hair, which he wore clubbed a light Complexion, and very subject to blush when spoken to. Had on when he went away an old Drab-coloured Coat, a dark Brown Waistcoat, and an old Pair of Leather Breeches. The aforesaid JOHN GIBBS is about 27 Years of Age, and any Person knowing where he is, and who will give Information to ELIZABETH GIBBS, his Wife, shall receive Half a Guinea Reward. N.B. Notice is hereby given, that if any Person, or Persons, harbours or conceals the said JOHN GIBBS, they will be prosecuted by that Parish to which he belongs.

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Association for Norwich, Yarmouth, South Town, and the several Branches of the North River.
At a Meeting of several Merchants, and Proprietors of Keels and other Vessels trading to and from Yarmouth, Norwich, and the several Branches of the North River, on November 2, 1780, at the Angel Inn, in the Market-place, Norwich, it was ordered: For the better discovering, apprehension, prosecuting and bringing to Justice all such Person or Persons who have or hath stolen, purloined or embezzled, or may at any Time or Times hereafter steal, purloin or embezzle any of their Goods, Wares or Merchandize [sic], belonging to any Person or Persons who are or may be Members of this Association, and also for the better discovering, apprehending and prosecuting and bringing to Justice all such Person or Persons who have or hath received, or shall or may at any Time hereafter receive into their Custody or Custodies any Goods, Wares or Merchandize [sic] so stolen, purloined or embezzled as aforesaid. And at the said Meeting it was agreed that the sum of Ten Guineas be offered and paid by their Treasurer, as a Reward to any Person or Persons who shall discover and give Information of him, her, or them, who hath or have done, or is, or shall be guilty of the Offence or Offences aforesaid, for as he, she, or they shall be lawfully convicted thereof. Witness our Hands, WILLIAM DYE, Treasurer. Mr WILLIAM FELL, SAMUEL GAZE, JOHN LOCK, WILLIAM HANKS, HENRY MOUNTAIN, THOMAS THOMPSON, CLEMENT PERNALL, THOMAS MOORE, BERNARD WIGG, STEPHEN DANIER, EDWARDS and WOODROW, DAVID JONES, TIMOTHY STEWARD, WILLIAM FISHER, Esq., WILLIAM, THOMAS and WILLIAM PALGRAVE, Mr WILLIAM PALMER, JOHN RUDRUM, JOHN CLOVER, THOMAS DADE, JOHN CHAFFNEY, JOHN WITHERS, ROBERT JOLLINS.

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On Friday and Saturday evenings last, 10th and 12th, two highwaymen, (one of whom had a pistol) well mounted, infested the turnpike road between Hockering and Easton, in this county, and about six o'clock in the evening of the 11th stopped and robbed several persons, particularly Mr SMITH, of Beatly, and Mr WIGGETT, of East Bradenham, farmers, and one LYDIA SHARDELOW, of East Tuddenham, who were all returning from Norwich market.
They intended to have robbed the Rev. Mr IVES of Bungay, on the Friday, who had been collecting his tithes at Easton Dog, but were prevented by the lucky discovery of a boy who overheard their discourse, as he was setting some rabbet [sic] traps. They were pursued by several persons, towards Mattisall, at one of whom (Mr. ATHOW of Hoe,) they fired a pistol, but escaped through the goodness of their horses, and are supposed to have gone towards the sea coast, having robbed on that road, about eight in the evening, Mr GREEN, who keeps the Bull at Attlebridge, and a person near Reepham.
It appears from a number of informations, taken by the Dereham Justices, that one of the highwaymen is very well known; that his name is JOHN EWSTON, was apprentice to ROBERT CARFOOT, of Ringland, in this county, gardener, and ran away from him about three years since. He is about 22 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high, pale complexion, dark brown hair, had on at the time of the robberies a dark-coloured great coat, dark ribb'd fustian breeches, white waistcoat, rode a black hobby, with a white face, two white feet behind, and switch tail cut, and has a wife and children at Drayton. The other appears to be about 24 years of age, low and squattish, wore his own hair, of a darkish colour, had on a dark surtout coat, leather breeches, and rode a sorrel horse, 16 hands high, with a little white down his face, and nick'd tail; they both wore round hats.
The above highwaymen, from their appearance and speeches, are supposed to belong to a large smuggling party; they were at two or three public houses in and about East Tuddenham, Near Hockering, much in liquor, and about four o'clock on Saturday afternoon drank in company with WILLIAM GOOLD, horse-dealer, and JAMES SHIPLEY, a farmer's servant, at the sign of the Coach and Horses in East Tuddenham, behaved in the most riotous and daring manner, bought gunpowder, charged and fired their pistol, abused and greatly terrified the landlord and landlady, Mr and Mrs ATHERTON, rent the said WILLIAM GOOLD's coat, and threatened his life.
It is melancholy to reflect, that smuggling is at this time got to so daring a height in this county, partly encouraged by the connivance of too many ill-disposed and self-interested persons, and partly from some defect in the laws, insomuch that gangs of 40 or 50, and more, are seen often to ride in the day-time in the most audacious and triumphant manner from the sea-coast, through the middle of this county, towards London, with carts and horses fully laden, and armed with fire-arms and other offensive weapons, to the great disturbance and terror of the industrious and worthy part of his Majesty's subjects, witness the late attempt made by a desperate and wicked party of them, of near 20, to murder Mr DIGGENS, who keeps the inn at Rainham, in this county, whom they supposed to have informed against them for some smuggled goods which were lately seized. They besat his house in the night, broke all his locks, did other damage, confined his wife and servants, and swore desperately they would murder him unless sixty pounds were paid them, the price of the goods seized, and it is believed would have carried their wicked design into execution, had not Mr DIGGENS been fortunately from home when the house was beset, and had notice given him by his wife, who narrowly escaped from the smugglers, and alarmed Lord TOWNSHEND and his servants, who immediately came to their assistance, and upon whose approach the smugglers thought proper to make off. Mr DIGGENS has been obliged to abscond from his house and family ever since, and his house is at this time guarded by four dragoons.
--Unless Government, and particularly the respectable gentlemen of this county, will exert themselves to redress these very heavy grievances by appointing a Committee to inspect the laws against smuggling, amending such of them as are deficient, or by making new laws, necessary and proper to bring such notorious offenders to public justice, and putting such laws as are already made in execution with the firmness and intrepidity becoming worthy Magistrates zealous for the good of the community; also by appointing proper coasting vessels to prevent the landing of smuggled goods, or by enacting some law whereby it may not worth the while of such a number of stout, idle, and disorderly persons, to engage in this dangerous traffic, the great nursery of highwaymen, housebreakers, and every desperate offender against the laws, through whom it cannot be said that any man's person or property is safe.
--There is a well known reward of forty pounds for taking of each highwayman, besides other privileges, and the real satisfaction of doing so noble an act to serve their country.
We hear that four robberies were committed on Tuesday evening, between Scole and Diss, supposed to be by the two villains that have infested several parts of this county within these few days.

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Last Monday night RUMNEY, the horse-stealer, now in the City Gaol, made another attempt to break prison. He was confined alone in a cell, chained to a post, notwithstanding which he cut off his irons, made a hole through the plank in the cell, and also the wall, and then worked his way under ground fifteen or sixteen feet, next to Messrs CARTER and COPPING's, grocers, where he intended to have got out. Immediately after he was missed, several labourers were set to work in order to widen the breach he made in the cell, while others kept digging away on Mr CARTER's premises. After digging and searching for about five hours, he called out, almost suffocated for want of air, when he was taken out and properly secured, being now double ironed and chained.

MADDLE the horse-stealer, condemned with RUMNEY at the last assizes for this city, has received his Majesty's pardon, on condition of his entering into the land-service, and on Monday he inlisted into the 4th regiment of foot, then quartered in this city, and was accordingly discharged.

On Saturday Last, Mr JAMES SEAGON, butcher, dropped down dead in the market with a cleaver in his hand, as he was chopping a piece of beef. He was a friendly well behaved man, and much respected.

Same day, Mr SCARLET, Gardiner [sic], in St Martin's at Oak, dropped down dead.

On Wednesday died Mr JOHN ROCKWOOD, Clerk, of St Stephen's parish.

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Ran Away from Mr ROBERT JARY, Collarmaker, in Holt, on Monday the 6th Inst. ANTHONY BRETT, his said Apprentice, about Twenty Years of Age, five Feet eight Inches high, strait made, fair Complexion, with his own Hair, tied behind. Had on when he went away a light Lemon-coloured Coat, white printed Dimity Waistcoat, Black Breeches, and a round Hat. Whoever harbours the said Apprentice, or employs him, will be prosecuted as the Law directs, by his said Master, ROBERT JARY.

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CHARLES HAWKSLEY, at the Cock Inn, at Attleburgh, begs Leave to return his Thanks to the Public in general, and his Friends in particular, for the many Favours already conferred, at the same time, at the particular request of Mr R. HOBBLEDAY, of the Crown Inn, he returns Thanks of the said RICHARD HOBBLEDAY, for Favours received, but who, thro' Deecline [sic] of Business, has thought proper to give up his House and Post-chaise business to the said CHARLES HAWKSLEY, who will at all Times endeavour to merit the patronage of the Public, and their Encouragement will be gratefully acknowledged by most humble Servants, CHARLES HAWKSLEY, R. HOBBLEDAY.

Stolen from the Chains on Saturday Night, the 28th of October, or early the next Monday, out of the Pastures belonging to Hunstanton Hall, a stout Brown Mare, about 16 or 17 Years of Age, small White Ship on her Forehead, about Fifteen Hands high, and of the Cart Kind. It is supposed she was rode off with smuggled Goods. Whoever will bring the said Mare to Hunstanton-Hall, shall receive Half a Guinea Reward, and all reasonable Charges paid him, by Mr ABRAHAM NORMAN, of Hunstanton.

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Last Tuesday's Gazette contains his Majesty's proclamation offering a reward of one hundred pounds to any person who shall apprehend, or cause to be apprehended, any of the persons concerned in forcibly entering the house of Mr WILLIAM DICKINS [note change of spelling - in a previous newspaper account he was referred to as 'DIGGENS'], innholder, at Rainham, in this county, (the particulars of which offence were inserted in our last); likewise a free pardon to any one of them that will discover his accomplice, or accomplices therein, so that he or they may be apprehended and convicted thereof.

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Monday last a Committee were [sic] ordered to inspect into the breaches made by RUMNEY, in the cell of the city gaol, who attempted to make his escape, when 50 Pounds was ordered to be paid to repair the damages done by him.

The poor and indigent of the parish of St Michael at plea, in this city, return their most sincere and grateful thanks to the unknown benefactor who sent two pounds worth of bread to church, which was distributed amongst them lst Tuesday, to their great relief and comfort, at this sever season. -- Such an example of Christian charity merits the imitation of the opulent and humane.

The prisoners in the City Gaol return their sincere and hearty thanks to BENJAMIN DAY, Esq., Mayor of this city, for five stone and a half of beef, distributed amongst them, together with a pint of beer and threepenny loaf each, which was not only a seasonable, but a great relief.

We are glad to acquaint our readers, that the two highwaymen who infested the turnpike-road between Easton and Hockering, on Saturday the 11th instant, are now known to be the same JOHN EWSTON, a gardener, as supposed, and one JOHN LOVE, otherwise WILLIAM SKIPPER, brought up to husbandry. They were on Tuesday morning last, the 21st inst. apprehended at the George Inn, at Swaffham, by Mr BOWKER, and two assistants, Mr BROWN, and Mr CROSS, of Swaffham, in consequence of Mr BOWKER's reading the very particular description of the robberies inserted in this paper of the 18th instant, November. They attempted to defend themselves with a red hot poker, but were soon overpowered. SKIPPER had, when taken, a loaded pistol in his pocket, a powder flask with gunpowder therein, eight new run bullets, three pistol flints; they also had a curious white Kentish slop, commonly worn by smugglers, supposed to be used occasionally for a disguise, a bludgeon, and about 14 Pounds in money, two silver watches, one with an enamelled dial-plate and landscape, an oval seal with the impression of a ship, maker's name, J. RICHARDS, London, No. 25983, the other a common silver watch, No. 22740, maker's name, J. RICHARDS, London. These watches are now to be seen at Mr CRISP's, (Clerk to the Justices) in East Dereham. These two unhappy men were immediately brought before Mr FENN, Mr RASH, and Mr PRATT, Justices at East Dereham, and after a very long and careful examination, which lasted part of two days, were upon the most direct, as well as circumstantial evidence, committed to Norwich Castle, to take their trials for the highway robberies committed by them, upon Mr SMITH, Mr WIGGET, and LYDIA SHARDELOW, on Saturday the 11th inst. as mentioned in our paper of the 18th inst.
They acknowledged themselves to be a party of a large gang of smugglers, who have for so long and more particularly of late infested this county. One of them dropped some words, expecting a rescue from their companions, and therefore the Magistrates thought it prudent to send them well guarded to the Castle, by a party of the East Essex militia.
Since the above commitment, two other detainers have been lodged against them, for two highway robberies committed in the parish of Felthorpe, the same Saturday night about eight o'clock, on Mr DANIEL BRETT, and Mr CORNWELL, Clerk to Mr BIRCHAM, of Reepham. From thence SKIPPER went to his companions at Woolterton, next the sea, (as 'tis conjectured) to pay for some smuggled goods, and EWSTON to his girl at Rudham. It appeared that SKIPPER alone collected the money, and that EWSTON was chiefly a looker-on.
Too much praise and thanks cannot be given to Mr BOWKER, (to whose resolution and activity, the country are [sic] much obliged, as he was the means of securing the two highwaymen at Wisbeach, now in our Castle, who some time since committed some robberies in this neighbourhood) and his assistants, who so nobly distinguished themselves on this occasion, whilst such a number of persons dastardly suffered these depredators [sic] to escape, who certainly had opportunities of securing them if they had taken proper steps for that purpose.
It is remarkable, the above two highwaymen had been several times lately at the Castle-hill, and asked permission repeatedly to go in and see the gaol, which was always peremptorily refused by the Governor, he suspecting their having no good design.

On Sunday evening last JAMES ROBINSON, apprentice to Mr FLOWERDEW, surgeon, being on his return from Ludham to Norwich, was stopped on Horning Common about 7 o'clock, by a single highwayman, who presented a pistol to his breast, and demanded his money and watch, but not having any watch, he robbed him of seven shillings, wished him a good night, and rode off towards Ludham.--The above man was well mounted on a cropped gelding.

Monday died Mr SAMUEL COOK, who had been organist of St Peter's Mancroft about 30 years, and one of the city musicians 40 years. He had been blind between 40 and 50 years.

A short time since died, in the 52nd year of his age, Mr THOMAS BARKER, a considerable farmer at Great Bircham.--He was a kind husband, tender parent, a friendly neighbour, and maintained through life the character of an honest man.

A few days since died, Mr ROBERT BARFOOT, corn merchant, at Raydon, in Suffolk.

Wednesday last died in St Michael-at-plea, in the 73rd year of her age, Mrs ALICE HUMFREY, late of Thorpe, a woman of strict integrity, and conscientiously tenacious in the faithful performance of every social, every moral duty.

Sunday last died, in the 31st year of her age, Mrs BRINGLOE, wife of CHARLES BRINGLOE, grocer, in St Simon's.

Last week died at Yarmouth, the wife of Capt. EDWARD WILCOCK.

Tuesday died at Yarmouth, the wife of Mr PULLYN, draper, in the Market-place there.

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Brooke, near Norwich ROBERT LARKE, having fitted up his House for the Reception of Boarders, begs leave to acquaint his Friends and the Public, that Mrs LARKE will instruct Young Ladies in plain Work, Dresden, Embroidery, Tambour, and Needlework of every Kind; and that he continues to teach the English Language grammatically, Writing in all the various Hands now in Use, Arithmetic in all its Branches, Merchants Accompts in the Italian, or any other Method, together with Drawing, the Rudiments of Algebra, Geometry, and Mensuration, to those who require a more enlarged Education.
The Terms for Board and Instruction (Washing included) are Fourteen Pounds a Year, and One Guinea Entrance.--And such Young Ladies and Gentlemen who wish to learn French, Music and Dancing, may have an Opportunity of being instructed in all by very capital Masters. Note - He continues to map and embellish Plans of Estates in the neatest Manner.

Northwalsham, Nov 23d, 1780 Notice to Creditors.
The Creditors of WILLIAM RIX, late of Northwalsham abovesaid, House Carpenter, deceased, are requested to meet his Executrix at the King's Arms in Northwalsham, on Tuesday, the 28th Day of November, Inst. at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, that the State of his Affairs may be laid before them, and a Dividend of his Effects made as far as the same will extend. And all Persons who stand indebted to his Effects are desired to pay their respective Debts to his Executrix before that Time, or they will immediately be sued for the same.

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To Be Sold by Auction, At the House of WILLIAM BAILEY, known by the Sign of the Angel, at Hoe, next East Dereham, in the County of Norfolk, on Saturday the Ninth Day of December, 1780, between the Hours of One and Two in the Afternoon.
A Freehold Estate, situate in Hoe, next East Dereham aforesaid; consisting of a Messuage (lately rebuilt) with a Barn thereto belonging, and now in the Use of JOHN ISBELL (as Tenant at Will) at the yearly Rent of three Pounds.
And also a Messuage (lately rebuilt) now in the Use of JOHN RUDD and ROBERT KIRK, (as Tenants at Will), at the yearly rent of Four Guineas. And also a Messuage, or Public-house, known by the Sign of the Angel, together with the Stables, Buildings, and Five Acres and an Half of Land thereto belonging, now in the use of WILLIAM BAILEY, at the yearly Rent of Seventeen Pounds and Ten Shillings, under the Agreement for Three Years. Note, The Buildings are in good Repair, and the Land is in excellent Condition.
For the Conditions of Sale, and further Particulars, enquire of RICHARD LLOYD, Esq. of Bawdeswell, SAMUEL RASH, Esq. of East Dereham, or of Mr DANIEL JONES, of Fakenham, in Norfolk.

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A letter from Lowestoft, dated Nov.27, contains the following:
"On Saturday the 25th instant, as a considerable number of merchantmen from the Baltic were passing by this place, a cutter privateer, that was seemingly lying in wait for them at two miles distance from the town, sailed into the middle of the fleet and captured one of the vessels, without meeting with the least resistance. As soon as the prize was dispatched towards the coast of France, the privateer gave chace [sic] to such of the ships as were to the southward, and a little before two o'clock came up with a tolerable stout bark that hoisted her colours, and prepared for engagement. An action commenced in full view of the people on the shore, which was maintained with great gallantry on both sides for more than half an hour, when the ship was obliged to yield to the vast superiority of the privateer. The ships a head [sic] were regardless of the fate of their consort; they confided more in their sails than their guns for safety. Information of this matter was communicated with all imaginable speed to the Mayor of Yarmouth, and towards the evening we had the satisfaction of seeing some men of war steering with a press of sail to the south-east; from this circumstance we conceived the most sanguine hopes of seeing them brought back in triumph. P.S. Since writing the above, we received intelligence that the Fly sloop of war, being in Ozly Bay, having gained information of this transaction from some of the ships that escaped, slipped her cable and went in quest of the privateer and her prizes, and had the good fortune to retake one of the merchantmen, with fourteen of the privateer's people on board. She is called the Young Eagle, valued at more than twenty thousand pounds."

Last week the executors of the late Mr MATTHEW GOSS paid into the hands of the Treasurers of the following charities, viz. Clergymen's Widows, Charity Schools, Doughty's Hospital, and Bethel, a legacy of 100 pounds given by the said MATTHEW GOSS to each of those charities.

Friday last was committed to the Castle, by J. KERRICH, Esq., ELIZABETH HUTSON, of Redenhall cum Harleston, charged with feloniously stealing some wearing apparel, the property of Mr THOMAS PENRICE, of Harleston aforesaid.

This week tow more detainers were brought to the Castle against EWSTON and LOVE, the two highwaymen committed last week, charging them with stopping Mr THOMAS CORNWELL, clerk to Mr BIRCHAM, of Reepham, brewer, and robbing him of the sum of six guineas and a half in gold, the property of the said Mr BIRCHAM, and a silver watch, and black leather pocket-book, his own property. Also with stopping Mr DANIEL BRETT, of Hackford, on the highway, and taking from him eleven shillings and six pence halfpenny.--Mr HENRY GREEN, who keeps the [indecipherable] Inn at Attlebridge, was fired at with a pistol by one of the above highwaymen.

Monday evening last, Mr SAMUEL CHRISTMAS, of Roughton, was assaulted on the highway in the parish of Thorpe-Market by two footpads, who robbed him of his pocket-book, and purse, containing half a guinea, and about five or six shillings in silver. And on Thursday one JAMES CULLY was committed to the castle, by Sir HARBORD HARBORD, Bart. on suspicion of having committed the above robbery. The same day a man was apprehended, supposed to be his accomplice, and secured in Aylsham bridewell, in order to be examined yesterday.

The following is a copy of a printed address from a worthy minister of the a parish in Cambridgeshire:-
To the Young Women of the Parish of Girton.
"Mr P. having observed with great concern, that many of the young women of this parish, when they come to church to be married, are already big with child; and willing to put a stop to a practice so offensive to decency and religion, and so destructive often to their own happiness, does hereby promise to every young woman of sober behaviour belonging to this parish, who shall hereafter be married in this church, while under the age of 25 years, that he will, upon the birth of her first child, (if that shall happen after nine months from the day of the marriage) give her ten shillings for the christening dinner, and also a silver plate of ten shillings value, to be worn upon her breast every Sunday when she comes to church, with this inscription upon it, 'The Reward of Chastity.' J.P., Rector.

Thursday se'nnight, in the afternoon, as Mr JOHN SCOTT of Cavendish, in Suffolk, was at tea, he was suddenly taken ill, and died almost instantaneously; he was upwards of 70 years of age.

On Sunday evening last died here, in the 51st year of his age, MILES BRANTHWAYT, Esq. late of Taverham-hall, in this county, whose affection as a husband and father, whose candour and integrity as a man of the world, and real sincerity as a friend, have rendered his memory most dear to, and his death most sincerely to be lamented by, his afflicted family, and all who had the happiness either to experience his friendship, or possess his acquaintance.

Sunday last died, in the 25th year of her age, Mrs ANN RANSOME, wife of Mr THOMAS RANSOME, of this city.

On the 21st ult. died, aged 57, Mrs MARY REDHEAD, wife of Mr WILLIAM REDHEAD, of Browick; whose loss is severely felt by her afflicted husband, and whose amiable disposition endeared her to all her friends and acquaintances.

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Norwich, Nov 30th, 1780
All Persons to whom JAMES PEARCE, late of the Dove Tavern, in St Lawrence, in this City, deceased, then stood indebted, are desired to apply to Mr RICHARD HOWLETT, Mr THOMAS BATELEY, and Mr JOHN BROWN, of this City, his Executors, for the immediate Discharge of their several Demands, and such Persons as stand indebted to the Estate of the said deceased, are forthwith required to pay their respective Debts to the said Executors. N.B. The above Tavern is at present intended to be continued as usual for the Benefit of the deceased's Family, with every Accommodation of good Liquors etc and by whom all Favours conferred will be greatly acknowledged.

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This Day is published,
'Free Observations on the Scurvy, Gout, Diet and Remedy, Remarks on Air, Exercise, the Bath and other Medicinal Waters, with a Selection of Seventy successful Cases.' By FRANCIS SPILSBURY, Chemist, Founder of the Dispensary in Mountain Row, Westminster Bridge, Surry [sic]. Printed in Octavo, Price 2 shillings and 6 pence. Sold at Mr WILKIE's in St Paul's Church Yard, and by the Printer of this Paper.

To the Public,
The following Extract is taken from the Review of New Publications, in the London Magazine for September, 1780, Page 430; which, will convey to our Readers a clearer Idea of this celebrated Performance, than the private Circle of Life affords, however highly spoken of by Individuals.
Independent of the particular View of recommending his Specific for the Cure of the Scurvy, Mr SPILSBURY's Pamphlet may be considered as a very useful Publication; for he gives the Public a great deal of medical Advice for a trifling Fee. His Observations are judicious, and his Advice founded upon true medical Principles. He states a remarkable Difference between the Land and the Sea Scurvy; the first is never communicated by one Person to another, and is slow in its Advances, which occasions its being too long neglected. We have a new Hypothesis advanced by Mr SPILSBURY, which requires the Investigations of the Faculty, more especially, as he contradicts the Opinions of eminent Physicians, now living, and of celebrated medical Writers of former times.--He takes great Pains to prove that Salted Meats do not cause or promote the Scurvy, either at Sea or on Land.--The Small Pox, taken by Inoculation, leaves the Body liable to the Scurvy, if proper Care is not taken to purify the Blood.--The Use of Cathartics and Diaphoretics for the Cure of the Scurvy, he explodes.--Upon the Gout, his Observations are extensive, and controvert the Opinions and Practice of celebrated Physicians. He prohibits the Use of Madeira Wine, or Spicy Libations, which are sometimes joined with Opiates and Purgatives, to expel the Gout from the Stomach. With Respect to the Article of Diet, the Grand Regulator of the Health of Man, he lays down some General Rules, which cannot fail of being useful, especially to Valetudinarians.--His Remarks on Punch and Tea are so ingenious, and of such general Concern, that they will be given at large in our next Magazine.--The indiscriminate Prohibition of Butter, Bacon, and fat Meats, by most of the Faculty, Mr SPILSBURY condemns, and insists that they are as proper for some Constitutions as they are prejudicial to others. The general Rule is Temperance in Diet, and it ought to be varied; he therefore recommends and extensive, rather than a confined Diet.

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A few days since MARGARET PETCHY, of Thetford, was convicted of embezzling wool, ordered to bridewell for fourteen days, and to be once publicly whipped. ELIZABETH WATELY, of Attleburgh; ELIZABETH BRIGGS, of New Buckenham; ELIZABETH REEDER, of Great Ellingham; ANN GASKON, of East Harling; LYDIA GOODRAM, of Bridgham; ELIZABETH CHAPMAN, of Edgfield; ANN HUGGONS, of Hardwick; MARY OSBOURN, of Newton; MARY FARROW of Alburgh; MARGARET WATSON, and ELIZABETH GREENWOOD, of Marsham; Also ELIZABETH SPINKS, SARAH HOWES, and ELIZABETH PORSEY [? - best guessed as name in smudged], of Bungay; EASTER MORPHEW, and MARY FENN, of Shipmeadow; ELIZABETH HOLMES, of Barsham; and ANN CATTLETON, of Nettingham, were severally convicted of reeling false and short yarn, and paid the penalty according to Act of Parliament.

Last Wednesday as JAMES ALLISON, servant to Mr MACK, of Brampton, near Cawtton, was driving an empty cart, he accidentally fell down, and the wheel going over him, broke both his legs; he was immediately carried to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

Last week was married at Bungay, Mr JOHN CLAYTON, of Yoxford, to Miss FREESTONE.

Lost, a small Brown Dog of the Terrier Breed. He answers to the name of Pincher, and had on when lost a Brass Collar, marked "Mrs HEAD, Old Buckenham." Whoever will bring the said Dog to the Printer of this Paper, shall receive Half a Guinea Reward.

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Swaffham, Dec. &, 1780
For Conveniency [sic] of delivering Game, Presents, etc in London, against Christmas and New Year's Days next.
A Machine will set out from Mr WILLIAM TIFFIN's, Grocer, in Swaffham, on Friday the 22d, and 29th Instant, at Six o'Clock in the Evening, to be at the Four Swans, Bisopgate-street, very early on Christmas and New Year's Eves.
BEN. BROWNE will set out from his House in Wells with a Tilted Carriage, on Friday the 22d, and 29th Inst. also at Four o'Clock in the Morning, with Parcels, etc to be forwarded by the above Conveyance. This Carriage will stop at the King's Head, in Walsingham; at Mr RAVEN's, in Fakenham; the King's Head, in Rainham; the Duke's Head, in Weasenham, for such Goods and Parcels etc as may be conveniently left at either of these places.
Mr BRERETON's Tilted Carriage will set out from Brinton, Friday the 22d, and 29th Instant; also at Three o'Clock in the Morning, for the Purpose above-mentioned. This Carriage will call at Mr HIPKINS's, Grocer, in Holt, on the Thursday Evening, by Six o'Clock, to take up such Goods as may be more conveniently delivered there by the Gentlemen, etc residing in that Neighbourhood, and will afterwards proceed by way of Melton, and will stop at Guist-bridge; the King's Head, at Elmham; the Maid's Head, at Stanfield; the Unicorn, at Mileham; the Bull, at Litcham; and the George, at Newton; at either of which Places, Game and Parcels will be taken in, and carefully forwarded as above-mentioned.
And for the greater Conveniency [sic] of the Gentry, etc in and about Dereham, a Special Carriage will set out from Mr J. NELSON's, at Dereham aforesaid, on Friday the 22d and 29th Instant, at One o'Clock in the Afternoon, with Presents, etc, to be forwarded by the above-mentioned Machine from Swaffham.
This Machine from Swaffham will call at the Swan, at Hilborough; the Crown, at Montford; the Chequer, and Bull Inns, in Brandon. The Machine from Swaffham has several large open wrought Baskets, wherein Game, Poultry, etc will be well packed with clean dry Straw, for the better Preservation thereof.
Another Carriage will set out from the King's Head Inn, in Houghton, on Friday the 22d, and 29th Instant; also at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, with Game, Parcels, etc as above-mentioned. This Carriage will call at Mr PILGRIM's, at the Swan Inn, at Massingham, for such Things as may be more conveniently delivered there.
Those Gentlemen, etc, who please to favour us with their Encouragement, may depend on the greatest Care being taken in the Delivery of their Goods, and as far as in our Power, every Endeavour used to merit their future Favours. By, Gentlemen, your very humble Servants, ARCHERS and WHISTLER. N.B. There will be no Waggon set out from Norfolk on the Thursdays, as usual, for London, in the above-mentioned Weeks, but after that Time, they will proceed as before.

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Yarmouth, Dec. 6, 1780
Wreck Planks, Posts and Beams.
To be Sold by Auction, on Monday next, the 11th Instant. The entire Wreck of the Sloop Mary, (lately stranded on this Beach) as it now lies broke up on the Deans, nearly opposite the Ferry-boat, equally convenient to the Neighbourhood of Gorleston, and South-town, as to the Town of Yarmouth. Also a Large Quantity of exceeding good Iron Bolts, Spike Nails. N.B. The Sale to begin at Half past Nine in the Morning.

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Poet's Corner
Epitaph, On a Stone in the Church-yard at East Rudham, in Norfolk, to the Memory of Mr WILLIAM MONEY, Farmer; tenant to Lord Viscount TOWNSHEND, 1778. Titles and trophies deck the Statesman's grave,
And pompous tombs immortalize the brave,
Yet rural virtue finds a road to fame,
And boasts no title but an honest name.
A plain good man lies here!--Heralds say more,
Who usher pageants at the --Abbey door!
The path of honesty WILL MONEY trod,
"An honest man's the noblest work of God."
Vain epitaphs the writer's genius show,
While all is dust, mere dust, that lies below.
'Tis all mere dust!--the rest the poet's wit,
Whether 'tis poor WILL MONEY, or WILL PITT!

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Monday was committed to the Castle by THOMAS MAYNARD Esq., ROBERT PENDALL, late of Denham, in Suffolk, charged with stealing a horse-rugg [sic], the property of SAMUEL CUNNINGHAM, of Diss.

Monday se'nnight a most dreadful fire happened at the house of Mr SKINNER, a farmer, at Balstone-hall, in Cambridgeshire, which burned with such violence that three barns, the stable, cow-house, two horses, and a great many fat hogs, were totally destroyed; the damage is valued at upwards of 3,000 pounds. They were fortunate enough to save the lives of many of the horses by forcibly drawing them out of the stables, but the poor creatures were so terrified, that on finding themselves at liberty they ran away, and though every enquiry has been made, have never since been heard of.

On Saturday last died Mrs FRANCES SMYTH, widow of RALPH SMYTH, Esq., late of this city.

Last week died at Thursford, Mrs TIDD, in the 76th year of her age.

A few days since died Mr FRANCIS MOSEY, many years master of the Black Boys inn, at Aylsham, in Norfolk, but had retired several years.

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December 14, 1780
Briston School.
THOMAS GUNTON returns his most sincere and hearty acknowledgments to those Gentlemen, and others, who during the seven Years of Residence at his School in Briston, have kindly favoured him with the Tuition of their Children, and he begs Leave to inform them, that being engaged with THOMAS MENDHAM in Business, he shall resign his School at Christmas next to Mr SOLOMON COLLS. He presumes to hope that their Favours will be continued by his Successor, as Mr COLLS is determined to exert himself to the utmost in the Care of his Pupils' Morals and Education.
The above School breaks up for the Christmas Recess on Friday the 22d of this Instant, December, and will be opened by Mr COLLS on Monday the 8th of January next.

Volunteers wanted immediately for the Honourable United East India Company Service, for Five Years only, where it is well known so many have made their Fortunes. Their Pay is Tenpence per Day, and free Quarters, and when on Board each Volunteer will receive a double Sett [sic] of Jackets, Trowsers [sic], Stockings, Shoes, and Shirts, Bed and Bedding, with a Chest for every two Men, and Half a Guinea for each Man, which is the Out-fit at the Company's Expence, and amount to Three Pounds Twelve Shillings each Man. At the Expiration of Five Years they may return Home at the Company's Expence [sic], and if they chuse [sic] to remain for Five Years longer, they will receive Ten Guineas Advance. Men from 20 to 34, five Feet three Inches, Boys from 14 to 16, five Feet and Half an Inch, and from 16 to 20, five Feet one, without Shoes, will be accepted.
All Volunteers whose Inclinations lead them to a Military Life, may repair to the Jolly Toper, near the Common Pump, Norwich, where there is an Officer, constantly attends to receive Volunteers for the Honourable Company's Service.
So God Save the King.

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Norwich, December 16, 1780
JOHN BARDWELL, Dealer in China, begs Leave to inform the Public, that he intends setting out for London, by Newmarket, on Friday the 22d Instant, at One o'clock at Noon, with a Caravan and able Horses, to carry Fowls and Parcels, from his Warehouse, next door to the Thatch'd House, St Andrew's, and will be at London, and deliver them on Sunday following, at Noon, at Mr SEAGER's, Hay Merchant, White Chapel. N.B. The greatest Care possible will be taken in the Delivery of all Parcels left at the above Place, as he will attend them himself.

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To be Sold by Private Contract, An Estate in Banham, in the County of Norfolk; consisting of a Messuage, or Two Tenements, with a Hempland adjoining, containing by Estimation One Acre, more or less, now in the Occupation of JOHN HUMPHREY, and ELIZABETH GASKIN.---The above Estate is all Freehold, moderately affected to the Land Tax, and has a Right of Commonage on large and extensive Commons in Banham aforesaid, and has a Right of cutting Turf on Banham Moor. For further Particulars enquire of Messrs. MEADOWS and BROWNE, Attorneys, at Diss, Norfolk.

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To be Sold by Auction, at the King's Arms in East Dereham, in Norfolk, on Friday the Fifth Day of January, 1781, (unless sooner disposed of by private Contract) between the Hours of Two and Four in the Afternoon, subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall be then and there produced, All that Messuage, or Tenement, and Barn, with a Blacksmith's Shop (in good Business) adjacent thereto, and Two Closes, (One of Arable, the other of Pasture Land,) immediately adjoining to the said Messuage, and containing together about Eight Acres.
And also a Cottage, with a Garden adjoining, and Two Closes of Arable Land adjacent thereto, containing together about Four Acres.
The above Premises are situated at Brisley, in Norfolk, are all Freehold, entitled to two Rights of Common upon a good and extensive Common there, are moderately affected to the Land Tax, are subject to an annual Quit-rent of Eight-pence Halfpenny only, and are now in the Occupation of NICHOLAS LEE, at the yearly Rent of 18 pounds under an Agreement which expires at Michaelmas next--Mr LEE will shew the Premises.
For Price, and further Particulars, apply to HAWYS and STOKES, Attorneys, at Fakenham.

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Whereas THOMAS KENDLE, of Thornage, in the County of Norfolk, Farmer, hath assigned over all his Effects into the Hands of Mr WILLIAM KENDLE, his Father, in the same Parish, for the Payment of just Debts. Notice is hereby given to all Persons whom the said THOMAS KENDLE stands indebted to, that they make out their Accounts, and deliver them to Mr WILLIAM KENDLE so as the same may be discharged; and likewise all Persons that stand indebted to the said THOMAS KENDLE, are desired to pay their respective Debts to Mr WILLIAM KENDLE, who is properly authorized to give Discharges for the same. The Farm, which is ally newly improved, and thirteen Years unexpired of the Lease at Michaelmas next, will be disposed of to such Persons as the Landlord approves.
P.S. Mr WILLIAM KENDLE shall not think himself obliged to pay any Debts the abovementioned THOMAS KENDLE hereafter contracts.

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To the Printer of the Norfolk Chronicle,
From the accounts of the violent gale in which the Berwick man of war of 74 guns was dismasted, and the Grafton, it is feared has suffered, it is not improbable but that Admiral ROWLEY's squadron might have approached the stormy latitudes of Bermuda, of the which the following description is given in Major GARDINER's account of an expedition to the West Indies in 1759. Page 89. "From the dreadful tempests that break round, Bermuda was formerly called the Devil's island, and the people of North America who deal in horses to the West Indies, at this day never think their passage secure, till they have crossed these latitudes. From which, and the number of horses they are annually obliged to throw overboard, they are commonly called the Horse latitudes.
This island my be said with some propriety to be guarded by the winds, and defended by thunder and lightning, the artillery of the heavens. The air is healthy, and the climate temperate, and tho' perpetual tempests and hurricanes rage on the coast, yet the inland country enjoys a perfect serenity, being entirely free from any storms whatsoever.
The chief town is that of St George, containing near 1,000 houses, to the North West. Provisions are cheap and plentiful, and it abounds in fish and fruits. The Houses and shops are mostly built with Cedar, of which there still remain many beautiful groves. By all accounts Bermuda is a most agreeable island, excepting one circumstance, that to make a visit there, a man must travel in a whirlwind."

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Regulation of Yarn.
The Yarn Makers of the City of Norwich, and of the County of Norfolk, do give this public Notice to all whom it may concern, that they have appointed the following Persons (each in his Division) to inspect and regulate all the Yarns spun in the County of Norfolk, and Part of the County of Suffolk, viz: WILLIAM BRISLEY
In the Hundreds of Taverham, Blofield, North and South Erpingham, East and West Flegg, Happing, Tunstead, Walsham, with Norwich and Yarmouth. JOHN WARNES
In the Hundreds of Eynsford, Mitford, Gallow, North Greenhoe, Holt, Launditch, Smithdon, and Brothercross. WILLIAM SWANTON
In the Hundreds of Forhoe, Guiltcross, Shropham, Clackclose, Freebridge Lynn, Grimshoe, and South Greenhoe. JAMES LE FEVER
In the Hundreds of Clavering, Depwade, Diss, Earsham, Henstead, Humbleyard, Loddon, with Parts of Suffolk.
The above named Inspectors are impowered [sic] to prosecute all such Spinners as they shall find guilty of reeling false, or short Yarn; and the Yarn Makers earnestly recommend to those Persons who are instructed to put out Wool, that they be careful to ticket every Pound of Yarn with the Spinner's Name, or otherwise mark it; for in Cases of Neglect, or Design of concealing an Offender, they will be liable to answer for all Faults.
It is hoped, at the present Time, when Causes Not Within Our Reach have so materially lessened our Trade, that every Person, who knows its Importance, will assist in preventing or redressing an Evil as fatally ruinous to the Manufactory as any Circumstance which can befall it, and which, if left to itself, would in time totally annihilate every Branch of it.
N.B. If any Spinner of Worsted Yarn shall reel upon a Reel that is not Thirty-six Inches at both Ends upon the Round, or delivers less than Eighty Threads in a Lea, and seven Leas in the Skain [sic], and less than a full Skain [sic] about the Pound, will subject themselves to Prosecution in that Case as the Law directs.

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NEWBERY's New Publications,
For the Instruction and Entertainment of Young Ladies and Gentlemen.
In the Christmas Holidays will be published the following:
1. The Holiday Spy, Price 1 penny
2. The Entertaining Traveller, Price 2 pence.
3. Virtue and Vice, Price 2 pence.
4. Juvenile Biography, Price 3 pence.
5. The Adventures of Master Headstrong, and Miss Patient, Price 3 pence.
Printed for E. NEWBERY, at the Corner of St Paul's Church-Yard. Of whom may be had lately published,
1. The Royal Alphabet, Price 1 penny
2. The Christian Pilgrim, Two Parts, Price 6 pence each.
3. Spiritual Lessons, Price 6 pence.
4. The Bible in Miniature, Price 1 shilling in Calf, or 2 shillings in Morocco.
5. Filial Duty recommended and inforced [sic], Price 1 shilling
6. The Lives of the British Admirals, Two Parts, Price 1 shilling.
7. The Life of Henry the Fourth, King of France, Price 2 shillings.
8. Don Quixote, abridged, Price 3 shillings.
Together with the greatest Variety of other useful and entertaining Books for Children, also Dissected Maps, Geographical Pastimes, and Historical, Geographical, and other Cards.

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The Widow of COLLINGS JOHN BUTLER, deceased, late Clerk at the Post-office, returns Thanks to those Ladies and Gentlemen who have heretofore been kind enough to bestow their Favours at Christmas Time upon her late Husband, and that, as the present Clerk at the Office is willing and desirous that she should enjoy the Benefit of their Favours at this Christmas, she humbly hopes that her late very great Misfortune, in being left with a large Family, will not lessen their usual accustomed Bounty at this Time, for which she will be extremely obliged. ANN BUTLER. Note - Mr WATSON, the present Clerk at the Office, will receive such Donations.

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The following is a copy of a letter from a merchant in Yarmouth, to his friend in Norwich, dated Dec. 19, 1780.--"I have the pleasure to give you joy on the narrow escape of your adventure to Rotterdam, in my vessel, which, with many other, sailed on Wednesday noon. Just at the time of their getting under way, a privateer was seen from shore, about two leagues off, and meant no doubt, to intercept them. His Majesty's cutter, the Monkey, being then in our Roads, the Mayor, at the request of the merchants, wrote a letter to Lieutenant GLASSFORD, the Commander, begging him to see the fleet half way over, upon the receipt of which he immediately got under sail, and the next morning, about three o'clock, reached the fleet, just at the time the above privateer, mounting 18 guns, nine pounders, attacked the fleet. An engagement immediately ensued between the cutter and the privateer, which lasted four hours, when the latter, tho' much superior in force to the former, was obliged to make the best of her way for Dunkirk, having been very roughly handled. The Monkey had one man killed, and five wounded, and unfortunately, was so disabled in her rigging, as to render it impossible for her to pursue. However, Lieut. GLASSFORD is certain that not one vessel of the whole was captured, but got safely to Helvoetsluys that morning. The Mayor, struck with the meritorious conduct of Lieutenant GLASSFORD, this day summoned a meeting of the merchants and ship owners, to take their opinion, whether such a piece of service did not merit some singular mark of approbation, the result of which meeting was an unanimous resolve to order a piece of plate, of 30 guineas value, to be presented to the Commander, and a handsome sum to be distributed amongst the crew. A subscription began for the above purpose, and was signed by every gentleman present.--Such officers as Lieut. GLASSFORD deserve every favour that can be conferred, and it is my earnest wish he may meet the promotion his merit lays claim to."

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Wednesday EWSTON, SKIPPER, SMITH and MOORE, the four highwaymen lately committed to the castle, together with several other convicts, and others who are not yet tried, made an attempt to escape. They had made a breach under the foundation of the castle, next the Shirehouse, but being timely discovered by the keeper, were prevented, and are now confined in the cell, double ironed and yoked.

Wednesday was committed to the city gaol, by BENJAMIN DAY, Esq., mayor, JOHN DUNT, charged with having stolen an engine for cutting straw, out of a hay chamber at Lakenham, the property of JAMES CROWE, Esq.--The same day was committed to the gaol., by the Right Worshipful the Mayor, JOHN DUNT and WILLIAMD DUNT, charged with having stolen out of an outhouse at Lakenham, in the occupation of FRANCIS SILLIS, sundry articles, the property of the said FRANCIS SILLIS, JOHN MATTHEWS, and MARY PLUMMER.--And the above day was committed to the gaol, by the Right Worshipful the Mayor, ANN CRANE, charged with having stolen form her lodgings an ironing box and heater, and a linen sheet, the property of GEORGE HILTON.

On Monday night the outhouse of Mr CANNEL, a farmer at Norwich Carleton, was broke open, and all his fowls taken away. This man has had his fowls stolen every year for seven years last past, and two very good horses have been stolen from him in the time.

On Monday last, as Mr JOHN RUDD, of East Carleton, near this city, was riding about his fields, in company with several friends, he was suddenly taken ill, fell from his horse, and expired immediately.

On Sunday last died, greatly and justly lamented, Mrs MASON, wife of WILLIAM MASON, Esq., of Necton.

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Kenninghall, Dec 15, 1780
JAMES FORSTER of Kenninghall, in the County of Norfolk, Grocer, having declined the Shopkeeping Business, returns his sincere Thanks to all his Friends for their past Favours, and as he is desirous of settling his Affairs as speedily as may be, he requests all such of his late Customers as stand indebted to him to discharge their several Debts on or before the 5th Day April next; and all Persons having any legal Demands on the said JAMES FOSTER [note spelling is different !] are desired to send him an Account thereof, in order that the same may be satisfied.

Stolen from NICHOLAS PARKER, of Little Snoring, near Fakenham, in the County of Norfolk, a Red Poll'd Cow, with a White Face, Brown round her Eyes, a Slit in one Ear, White under her Belly and a White Tail. She is low and thick, and forward with Calf. Whoever can give Information of the said Cow, so that the same may be had again, will receive One Guinea Reward, and all reasonable Expences [sic], from me, N. PARKER.

To be Disposed of immediately, for a Term of Years, a very good Dwelling-house and Shop, with suitable Conveniences, (fronting the Market-place in Wisbeach) where a very considerable Trade has been hitherto carried on by the late Mr JOHN LOWDEN, Grocer and Linendraper, deceased. The Stock in Trade being entirely fresh and well chosen, to be taken by the succeeding Tenant. Note--The desirable Situation, and established Trade of this Shop is well known.
For further Particulars enqure of Messrs. FAWSSET and BELLAMY, Attornies, in Wisbeach.

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Wanted, Two Bark Hoop Rivers, who may have constant Employment in Musford Wood until next Harvest, and will meet with extraordinary Encouragement. Apply to Mr SAM. HIGHAM, of Carleton Coleville, near Lowestoft, Suffolk. Note--This will be advertised no more.

To be Sold by Auction, At the Feathers in Holt, in the County of Norfolk, on Saturday the Thirtieth of this Instant December, between the Hours of Three and Six in the Afternoon. A Dwelling-house in Cley next the Sea, in the said County, being a Baking-office, with the Outhouses, Yards, and Appurtenances, now in the Occupation of EDWARD WALLER, Baker. N.B. The Tenant will shew the Premises. Terms of Auction to be seen at the Time and Place of Sale.

To be Sold by Auction, At the Public-house, or Inn, known by the Sign of the Black Lion, at Little Walsingham, in the County of Norfolk, on Friday the Fifth day of January, next, between the Hours of Two and Four o'Clock in the Afternoon, (unless sooner disposed of by private Contract, of which timely Notice will be given this paper.)
An Estate situate in Great Snoring, in the County of Norfolk, consisting of a Messuage, or Farm-house, together with a Barn, Stable, and other Buildings, and Twenty-four Acres, Three Roods, and Thirteen Perches of Land, now in the Use of JAMES FAVORS, or his Undertenants.
Part of the said Premises, viz. the Messuage, Barn, and Severn Acres and One Rood of Land are Copyhold, and held of the Manor of Great Snoring, (where the Fine on Admission is arbitrary) and the Remainder thereof is Freehold.
The Estate is affected to the Land Tax at the yearly Sum of Five Pounds, and is subject to certain annual Quit-rents, amounting to Six Shillings and Three Half-pence, payable to the Lady of the said Manor, and there are no other Outgoings.
N.B. The Purchaser may have immediate Possession of the Land. Also to be Sold by Auction,
At the Public-house or Inn, known by the Name of the Standard at Wells next the Sea, in the County of Norfolk, on Saturday the Sixth Day of January next, between the Hours of Two and Four o'Clock in the Afternoon, All the Ship, or Vessel, called the Joseph and Nancy, (whereof PETER POTTS was late Master) now lying at or near Burnham Overy Staithe, in the County of Norfolk, together with the Boat, Masts, Sails, Tackle, Furniture, and Appurtenances to the said Ship belonging.
For the Conditions of Sale, and further Particulars, enquire of Mr DANIEL JONES, at Fakenham, in the County of Norfolk.

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For Coughs, Hoarsness, etc Pectoral Lozenges of Tolu. Prepared and sold by T. GREENOUGH, Chymist [sic] and Apothecary, at No.10, on Ludgate Hill, London. Price 1 shilling on the Box. Which contains all the softening and healing virtues of the celebrated Balsam of Tolu; and are the pleasantest and most effectual remedy of the kind in all coughs, horsenesses [sic], sore throats, and defluxions [sic] on the lungs, healing the rawness and soreness of the breast, promoting the expectoration of the tough phlegm, and affording great relief in asthmatic complaints and shortness of breath. They are likewise very beneficial in consumptions, are not cloying to the stomach, but rather create an appetite.
The great esteem those Lozenges have acquired, having induced several persons to attempt the selling a counterfeit sort, against two of whom, viz. one a Chymist on Ludgate hill, and the other a Chymist in Oxford-street, verdicts have been obtained, in the Court of the King's Bench, with considerable damages. The Public are requested to observe, that none are genuine but what have the following inscription on the lid of the box: "Pectoral Lozenge from Balsam of Tolu, prepared by T. GREENOUGH, Chymist and Apothecary, at No.10, on Ludgate hill, London."
Also, Mr GREENOUGH's Tinctures, for the Teeth, Scurvy in the Gums, and Tooth Ach [sic].
These Tinctures have been for more than thirty years past in the most universal esteem, on account of their approved efficacy, elegance and safety. The particular effects, they may be depended on to produce, are as follows, viz.
The Tincture for the Teeth and Gums will take off all foulness from the teeth, and make them beautifully white, without, in the least, injuring the enamel. Will perfectly fasten such as are loose, prevent their decaying, and entirely cure the scurvy and other disorders in the Gums, rendering the breath, at the same time, deliciously sweet.
The Tincture for the Tooth Ach [sic] will never fail giving immediate ease in the greatest agony of pain, and in a little time perfectly cure it, however violent.

....The Aromatic Tooth Water, invented by CAPPRON, Dentist to His most Christian Majesty, which not only cleanses and whitens the Teeth, but preserves the Gums, nourishes and makes them grow. It eradicates the most inveterate Scurvy, renders the Teeth that are loose and ready to fall out firm and fixed, preserves such as are found, and prevents their spoiling. This Aromatic Water has, besides, the Virtue of curing all disagreeable Smells from the Breath, which is owing to the Scurvy in the Gums, and rotten Teeth. Price 1 shilling the Bottle.
The True Eau Fleurs de Venice, or the Venetian Bloom Water. This curious Water extracted from the most fragrant Flowers, is beyond any Beauty Wash ever yet discovered, giving the Skin the greatest Whiteness and Softness imaginable. It takes away Pimples, Freckles and Spots of every Kind, with all disagreeable Redness, Tans and Sunburns. It destroys those minute Worms (Maggots) which lodge under and deform the skin. It preserves from Wrinkles even to an advanced Age, and gives to the whole Complexion, in a very short Time, that healthful and blooming Appearance which it ought to have when free from Disorders. It is not in the least of the use of Paint, being as clear and transparent as Chrystal. It is also excellent for the Eyes, strengthening and preserving the Sight. Price 3 shillings and 6 pence the Bottle, and 3 pence to be returned for every empty Bottle.

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ROBERT OLDMAN, Seedsman, near Surry-street, Norwich, returns his most grateful Thanks to all those who were so kind as to favour him with their Commands during his Copartnership with his late Father in law, (WILLIAM ARAM) as for the Favours conferred on him since his Decease. He humbly begs for a Continuance of the same; and as he has laid in a fresh Assortment of all Kinds of Seeds, he flatters himself with the Hopes of Giving Satisfaction to every one who will be so kind as to favour him with their Orders. Any Gentleman applying as above, may depend on their Orders being punctually executed, and all Favours gratefully acknowledged, by their most obedient humble Servant, ROBERT OLDMAN. N.B. A constant Supply of Furze and Broom Seed, and Bass Mats.

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On Sunday last Mrs HEAD, widow of FRANCIS HEAD, Esq., late of St Andrew's Hall, Old Buckenham, Norfolk, who died on the 26th of July last, was safely delivered of a daughter and heiress in this city.--The infamous and malicious treatment that this injured lady has received from the wicked schemes of a barbarous and unnatural brother-in-law has happily been fruitless and rendered void by the that innate superiority of soul she possesses, and it is to be hoped that that grief which was before inconsolable for so dear a loss, will be in some measure alleviated, and made more tolerable, by a child who may inherit the virtues of its lamented parent, and who, if reared and brought up under the care and tutelage of its mother, will be no less a pleasure to her, than an honour to this kingdom.

Last week was married in St Helen's church, in Ipswich, by the Rev. Mr ROUTH, the Rev. PETER EDGE, minister of St Mary Elms, to Miss SINGLETON, niece to Mrs PARISH, of that place, an agreeable lady with a genteel fortune.

On Saturday last died at Mr CRANE's, in the London lane, Mrs ELIZABETH POYNTER, of this city, in the 79th year of her age; who amongst other useful charities, has bequeathed 200 Pounds to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, and 100 pounds to the support of the Charity Schools belonging to the New Chapel; she has likewise left 200 pounds to the support of that congregation, ten pounds to the support of the poor of it, and ten pounds to the poor of St Andrews.

Wednesday last died in St Stephen's aged 70, THOMAS SIMPSON, Gent., son of the late JOHN SIMPSON, Gent., who served the office of Sheriff for this city in the year 1733.

On Monday last died at the house of EDMUND ROLFE, Esq., at Heacham, in this county, Miss TRYON, in the 22nd year of her age.

On Saturday last died at Gorleston, Mrs CROSS, relict of the late Mr GEORGE CROSS, a considerable farmer at Bradwell.

Last Thursday an inquest was taken at Brampton, near Beccles, on the body of Mr SAMUEL PALGRAVE, a farmer, who in returning for a tythe-feast, much in liquor, lost his way, and riding over a hedge, fell off, and wad found dead next morning. The jury brought in their verdict accidental death.

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Norwich, Dec. 30, 1780
JOHN THOMPSON, Engraver, and Copper plate Printer, Gun-lane, makes his most grateful Acknowledgments to the Gentlemen and Tradesmen of the City, and Public in general, for their many obliging Favours already received, and hopes his unremitted Diligence will merit their future Favours. Note - Engraves Maps, Plans, Charts, Shop-Bills, Bills of parcels, Inn Bills, Coats of Arms, Cyphers [sic], Crests and all Sorts of Writing on Copper, Silver, Brass, etc in the neatest and best Manner. N.B. Seals engraved on Steel, Silver, etc, Clock Engraving and Varnishing. Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk, Dec. 28, 1780 Mrs BUTLER, and Mrs H. BUTLER, (from London) having taken the Boarding School at Bury St Edmund's, in the County of Suffolk, lately kept by Mrs LIDGOULD and CHAPMAN, beg leave to inform their Friends, and the Public, that their School will be opened on the 15th Day of January next, 1781. The utmost Care will be taken of the Morals, Health and Education of such young Ladies as shall be entrusted to their Care. The Terms in every respect the same as Mrs LIDGOULD's and CHAPMAN's.

Thornham, Norfolk Dec. 26, 1780. Notice is hereby given to all Persons who stood indebted to Mrs ANN HUDSON, Widow, of Thornham, Innkeeper, at the Time of her Death, to pay their respective Debts within one Calendar Month from the date hereof, to Mr JOHN COLLISON, of Thornham, her Executor, otherwise they will be proceeded against according to Law, for the Recovery thereof. And all Persons whom the said Mrs HUDSON stood indebted to at her Death, are requested to send in the Account of their several Debts to the said Executor, in order the same may be discharged.

Absconded, and left his Family chargeable to the Parish of Wickmore, in Norfolk, JOHN ROBINSON, otherwise ROBERSON, Husbandman; he is supposed to be between 30 and 40 Years of Age, is about 5 feet 9 inches high, is stout made, fair Complexion, used to wear his own Hair, and his Hat flapped; has a downcast look, and stoops much in walking. A Reward of Three Guineas is hereby offered to any Person or Persons who shall apprehend the said JOHN ROBINSON, otherwise ROBERSON, and deliver him to the Overseers of the Poor of Wickmore aforesaid, or one of them, who shall pay the Reward hereby offered. The said J. ROBINSON is suspected of having committed divers Felonies in the Neighbourhood of Wickmore aforesaid, and he is supposed to be frequently in the City of Norwich.

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December 26, 1780.
Came Astray, to Mr THOMAS TEMPLE's of Bodham, near Holt, a liver and white coloured Dog, of the Pointing Kind. Any Person that has lost the same may have him again by applying to the said Mr TEMPLE, on paying for his Keeping, and advertising one Week.