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Saturday 23 Nov 1816 - Local News
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* January 22, 2023, 12:36:51 PM
 Saturday 23 Nov 1816   (p. 2, col. 5-6 and p. 3, col. 4)
SHERIFFS.—The following gentlemen have been nominated for Sheriffs for the year 1817, by the Lords of Council:—
Cumberland,—Wilfrid LAWSON, of Brayton House, Esq.; Sir Philip MUSGRAVE, of Eden Hall, Bart.; Milham HARTLY, of Rose Hill, Esq.
Northumberland,—Sir Thomas John CLAVERING, of Harwood Skeels, Bart; Wm. ORD, of Nunny Kirk, Esq.; Calverley BEWICKE, of Close House, Esq.
Yorkshire.—Sir William Mordaunt MILNER, of Nun Appleton, Bart.; Sir Wm. INGILBY, of Ripley, Bart; John YORKE, of Richmond, Esq.
Cheshire.—Sir Richard BROOKE, of Norton Priory, Bart.; Sir John Delves BROUGHTON, of Deddington, Bart.; John Smith BARRY, of Marbury, Esq.
The Snow noticed in our last paper as having fallen in this neighbourhood was carried off the ground by rain, considerable quantities of which continued to descend at intervals up to Tuesday night; since that time we have fine weather for the season and there is a prospect of its continuance. Considerable quantities of corn, and the greater part of the potatoes are still out in this county; the latter have been injured by the frost.
The weather, on Tuesday morning, in this City, only permitted a momentary view of the Eclipse of the Sun towards its conclusion; and even this was enjoyed by a very few persons.
Robberies.—Several robberies have been committed in this neighbourhood within the last few days:—Yesterday se'nnight, the house of George LIDDELL, in Caldewgate, was entered in the evening, about dusk, and a ban-box, containing a black silk cloak, a silk shawl, two straw bonnets, &c. value about five pounds, was taken away. There was only an helpless old man in the house at the time, and he being very deaf left the thieves at liberty to do as they pleased.—On Monday night another house in Caldewgate, inhabited by a single woman, was also broken into and several articles stolen.—On Tuesday night the candle-shop of Mr. J. M. HEAD, of Botchardgate, was robbed of about 30lbs. of candles; but the whole were afterwards found by a person hidden behind a hay stack belonging to Messrs. HOLMES, and, of course, restored to the owner.—On the same night about twelve o'clock, a cellar under Mr. STUBBS's warehouse, situate behind the west walls, near the central school, was broken open. The depredators were interrupted in their operations in the following manner:—The son of the driver of the Newcastle mail was assisting his father to clean and feed the horses after their arrival, and he went from the stable to the pump near Mr. HARTLEY's school, for water. On his return he heard the crush of glass in the direction of Mr. STUBBS's warehouse, and he hastened to his father in the stable. Having procured the assistance of Mr. SHEARER, the innkeeper, the three ran with all speed to the spot from whence the sound came, and on arrival they discovered that a cellar under the warehouse had been opened and a quantity of butter and herrings taken out and placed in a sand-box ready for being conveyed away. One of the window-shutters of the warehouse had also been forced and several squares of glass broken, it is presumed, in order to enter it; but before they arrived the thieves had decamped. Three suspicious characters, weavers, were apprehended by Mr. SHEARER and his companions, and not being able to give a proper account how they passed the preceding two or three hours, they were detained all night, and the following day taken before a magistrate, who thought it necessary to commit them for further examination.—It would appear that the thieves first broke open the work-shop of Mr. LITTLE, cartwright, for the purpose of getting tools to put their plan in execution, as several chissels, a saw, &c. &c. were taken out that night and afterwards found near Mr. HEAD's candle-house.
Inquest.—On Saturday last, an inquisition was holden before Richard MULLENDER, Esq. Coroner, at Mrs. HETHERINGTON's, the sign of the Gleaner, Stanwix Bank, on view of the body of a new-born child found on the preceding day wrapped up in a stocking in the river Eden, in the parish of Stanwix.—Mary CARSON, of Stanwix Bank deposed that her husband is in the habit of leading sand, and she assists him in filling the carts. On the 15th she was in the Swifts waiting for her husband to come with the sand-carts; this was about half past eleven o'clock. A woman named CARTER, whose husband is also in the habit of leading sand, observed her dog playing with something black; on going to it she discovered it to be a substance wrapped, pinned, and sewed in a black stocking. CARTER called out to deponent who went to her, and on opening the stocking they found in it a new-born infant, a boy. The parish officers of Stanwix, Mr. MULCASTER, and Mr. JACKSON, seconded by Leonard SMITH, Esq. used every possible exertion to have the matter fully investigated, and to find out the inhuman mother. Mr. Edward Baynes FLETCHER, surgeon of Carlisle, deposed that on the 15th inst. he was called upon to examine the body of the child, and after having done so in the usual manner, he was of opinion that the child was born at the proper period; it had no marks of violence on it, and from all the circumstances, he thinks it never breathed. Verdict, found dead,—secretly delivered.
On Saturday last, Thos. BELL, of Dalston, a weaver in the employment of Mr. John FERGUSON, of this City, manufacturer, was convicted by the Rev. Dr. LOWRY, and John HEYSHAM, Esq. of having his work unfinished for upwards of eight days, and sentenced to one month's imprisonment in the House of Correction.

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* January 23, 2023, 01:45:05 PM
Hesket Hunt will take place on Wednesday the 4th of December.—See advt.
P. HODGSON, Gent. v. BARWISE & Another. On the 9th instant, in the Court of King's Bench, a motion was made for a new trial, in this cause, on the ground that the verdict given at our last assizes, was against evidence. The Court granted a rule nisi on the Judge's Report, that the verdict was contrary to decisive evidence, which ought to have governed the determination of the Jury. A full report of this trial was in the Carlisle Patriot of the 14th September last, by which it appeared that the plaintiff, a Solicitor, and who is Steward of the Manor of Holm Cultram in this County, sought to recover certain fees for business done for the Copyhold Tenants of the Manor, and there being no custom to limit the fees, the Learned Judge in summing up, directed the Jury to find for the plaintiff such sum as he was reasonably entitled to; but the Jury found a verdict for the defendants, and to set aside that verdict the present rule nisi was granted.
In the Court of Kings Bench, rules nisi have also been granted in the following causes:
MOORE v. STEVENSON,—An action of Trespass tried before Mr. Justice BAYLEY, at our last assizes.
Doe v. WARWICK,—An action of Ejectment tried at our last assizes before Mr. Baron WOOD.
CLARKE v. BAXTER,—An action upon a promissory note tried at our assizes before Mr. Justice BAYLEY.
The reign of his present Majesty is the longest to be met with in the English annals. Edward the 3rd reigned 50 years, 4 months, and 27 days; Henry the 3rd reigned 56 years and 28 days; George the 3rd has this day (Nov. 23rd) completed the 56th year and 29th day of his reign.
Isaac ROBINSON, of Ulverston, Hooper, was drowned in Whitehaven harbour on Sunday night last.—On Tuesday se'nnight a young man was found dead in the road between Lilly Hall and Dissington, supposed to have perished during the night in consequence of the inclemency of the weather.
Tuesday se'nnight, there was holden, at Cockermouth, a meeting of the Congregational Ministers of this county. It appears from the report, that there are now four itinerant districts established in the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland, all of which support their own preachers.
A skait was sold in Whitehaven market, last week, of the enormous size of two yards and a quarter, by one yard and three quarters!
Lusus Naturæ.—On Thursday last, a cow belonging to Mr. Christ. MOORE, of Cragg, in the parish of Irton, brought forth a calf, after going sixty-two weeks! which is twenty-two weeks beyond the natural term. This extraordinary offspring had every appearance of a calf of five or six months' old; both the dam and it died.—What is still further remarkable, the same person has another cow, which has already exceeded the natural term by sixteen weeeks [sic]!—We do not know how naturalists may account for this; but the particulars above related are matter of fact.—Whitehaven Paper.
The cause long depending between the Executors of the late Mrs. LOWTHIAN, of Dumfries, and the Heirs of Mr. LOWTHIAN, which two years ago was remitted by the Lord Chancellor to the Court of .Session, for revision, was unanimously decided on the 14th instant, in favour of Mrs. LOWTHIAN's claims.
At a monthly meeting of the Kendal Society, held on Tuesday, the 5th instant, a manuscript copy of notes relating to the History of Westmorland, of the date of 1672, and written by Sir Daniel LE FLEMING, was presented to the Society by Mr. George CROSFIELD, of Lancaster.—At the same meeting a paper by the Secretary, Mr. THOMPSON, was read on the genus salmo. It contains a number of valuable remarks on the native species of the salmon and trout. The author, in the course of his essay, brought forward a number of facts and hints, both curious and important, with a view to illustrate the habits of the migratory kinds, as well as for suggesting to the proprietors of fisheries, useful plans both for securing and increasing the breed of salmon.—A second paper was also read by Mr. JOHNSON, in which he endeavoured to prove by ingenious arguments, Burneside near that town to be the birthplace of drunken Barnaby, who wrote his whimsical travels betwixt London and Kendal, in monkish Latin verse, in the former half of the 17th century.
The Swan, PARROTT, and Tyson, BOUCH, of Whitehaven, and the Jane, STODART, of Workington, were lost at Holyhead, on the 9th inst. Six men and a boy and two women were drowned belonging to the former; three were saved. The Flora, from the Isle of Man, for Whitehaven, foundered off St. Bees Head, on the 6th.
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