Saturday 28 Mar 1801 (p. 3, col. 1-2)
On Monday last, a second subscription was opened for the relief of the poor of this city, the former one being nearly exhausted. From the paternal concern hitherto manifested by the wealthy inhabitants for the sufferings of their fellow-citizens, we have little doubt that the present subscription will be as liberal as the last.
The annual celebration of his Grace the Duke of Norfolk's birth-day was held, on Thursday last, at the Grapes Tavern, in this city (William DACRE, Esq. in the chair), where many of the neighbouring gentlemen attended, and the day was spent with the greatest harmony and conviviality.—John LOSH, Esq. was unanimously chosen to take the chair next year.
On Tuesday last, the Assizes commenced at Lancaster.—The following prisoners were to take their trials, viz.— Ann TAYLOR, for stealing a piece of printed calico—Michael HUGHES and John M'ALLISTER, for uttering a counterfeit one pound Bank of England note—John GAIN, Henry ROBERTS, and Mary ROBINSON, for house breaking—Nathan WARDLE, for killing and slaying—Robert STOTT, for uttering a forged bill of exchange—John JOHNES, for stealing a cow—Edmund MARDEN, for stealing three lambs—Samuel WOOD, for forging an indorsement bill of exchange, &c.—Richard GARLAND, for uttering a counterfeit one pound Bank of England note—Richard JACKSON, for stealing 11 brass wheels—Peter BAYTON, for receiving ditto—Hugh WRIGHT, for stealing a bill of exchange—James CHADWICK, for sedition—Dennis M'GUIRE, for uttering a counterfeit one pound Bank of England note—John DANAGHY, for uttering two counterfeit one pound Bank of England notes—Edmund LORD, for a rape—John WHITTAKER, for house breaking—James M'CRENOR and George BOOTHROYD, for ditto—John LEE, for stealing six heifers—John FURNIVAL, for stealing a bill of exchange—John WORTHINGTON, for stealing two bags of cotton—Betty MASON and Jane FISHER, for a highway robbery—Elizabeth BLAKELEDGE and Nancy DAWSON, for rioting—James ALLANSON, for ditto—Ellen THOMPSON, for ditto—Edward BULLOCK, Thomas CLARKE, and John DRUMMOND, for highway robbery—William ELLAMS, John BUSHELL, and Henry HINDLY, for stealing 100lbs. of cotton, and Nehemiah BOLTON, for receiving the same—Betty BOOTH, for the murder of her male bastard child—James M'ANNALLY, for uttering a counterfeit one pound Bank of England note—John O'NEILE, for ditto—John PARTINGTON, for rioting—Alice NEWGEN, for uttering a one pound bank note—John SCHOFIELD, for house breaking—John PICKUP, for perjury—Michael BRADY, Thomas BRADY, and Joseph SMITH, for highway robbery—James DUFF, for ditto. Martin GUEST, for stealing wearing apparel—Thomas WARREN, for uttering a counterfeit promissory note—William BUCKLE, Mary SMALLMAN, Elizabeth POOLE, James MORT, and John DONE, for stealing a pocket book containing bills of exchange, &c.—Charles TOWLS, Charles MOORE, and William RYDER, for highway robbery—John MOORE and Daniel RIMMER, for house breaking—Peter MOORE, for stealing a cow and 20 lbs. of beef—George LYON, for stealing 10 pieces of printed calico—John DAWSON, for stealing two bills of exchange—Francis BROWN, for stealing a cart—Benjamin HILTON, for stealing 27 pieces of calico—Stewart LITTLE and Charles BRIDGE, for uttering a counterfeit two pound bank note—Hannah EASTWOOD, for uttering a counterfeit one pound bank note—Jonathan REDMAN, for sheep stealing—David THOMAS, for horse stealing—John ANDREWS and Joseph CROSSLAND, for house breaking—John DUCKWORTH, for killing and slaying—William THORNTON, for stealing 30lbs. of oatmeal and 10lbs. of wheaten flour—George CHARNLEY, John CHARNLEY, James SMITH, and John HODGSON, for sheep stealing—Arthur M'GARRATTY, for uttering a counterfeit one pound bank note—Mary BURKE, for ditto—Thomas WARMBY, for stealing a bill of exchange—John Dixon WILKINSON, for forging and uttering a bill of exchange—Jonas EASTWOOD, for murder—William MOORE and Thomas MOSELY, for administering an unlawful oath—John WILLIAMS, for the same offence—John LOMAS, for stealing silver plate—Peter RODGERS, for uttering a counterfeit one pound bank note—Edward BRINDLEY, for uttering two counterfeit five pound bank notes—David MUCKLEROY, for uttering a counterfeit two pound bank note—William GRANGER for house breaking—John WOODWARD, for stealing 100lbs. of cotton.
At the Yorkshire assizes, Thomas HODGSON, George SEDGWICK, Edward PATTERSALL, and William HOWORTH, for uttering forged bank of England notes; Samuel LUNDY and Wm. VAUX, for stealing a cow; William STEPHENSON (aged 16) and Thomas GREENSMITH, for horse-stealing; Mark AKEROYD, Wm. CURRY, alias WILKINSON, Richard HOLLIDAY, James DOUGHTY, and Dicky NEWHAM, for sheep-stealing; Thomas DOBSON, and James SMITH, for burglaries; Joshua BROOK, for highway robbery; and David SIMPSON, for returning from transportation, received sentence of death.—Ann HUDDLESTONE, William DOBBY, Charles GLAVE, and William DOWSE, for divers thefts; and Abraham SHARPE, a debtor in the castle, for aiding John WILLIAMSON, a prisoner in the said castle, convicted capitally of felony, to attempt his escpe [sic] therefrom, were ordered to be transported 7 years.—Ralph RICHARDSON, for an attempt to ravish Margaret TRATTLES, to be imprisoned 2 years; Jos. CHEETHAM, for man-slaughter, 6 months; George CASS, for stealing two pigs, 1 year; John DAWSON, for stealing a promissory note, 1 year, and publicly whipped; Rich. BENTLEY, for stealing a saddle, 6 months; John CLIFFORD for stealing a silver pint, 6 months; Leonard SCOTT, for stealing spirituous liquors, 6 months; James NELSON, guilty of obtaining money by a false pretence, 1 month; Thomas FORTH, for a misdemeanor, 1 month; 24 were acquitted and 9 discharged by proclamation.
At these assizes Capt. W. H. MITCHINSON, of the Greenland ship, John, of Hull, was tried for the murder of two men belonging to the Nonsuch, who were wounded by the crew of the Blenheim, in 1798, (at that time commanded by Capt. MITCHINSON) whilst attemping [sic] to impress them, in the Humber, upon their return from Greenland; and who afterwards died of their wounds.—After a full hearing of ten hours, he was acquitted. This cause excited much interest. Anticipating the arrival of Capt. MITCHINSON, from York, on Saturday, a number of sailors met the stage coach at the entrance of Hull, took off the horses, and drew it through the principal streets in triumph.
On Saturday night last, or early the following morning, the shop of —— BROGDEN, shoemaker, Newcastle, was broken into, and nearly 150 pair of shoes carried off.
William FISHER, Esq. is appointed Comptroller of the port of Lancaster.
Reproduced with kind permission of British Newspaper Archives