On Monday last, William HODGSON, Esq. of Houghton-House, was elected Mayor of Carlisle for the ensuing year, vice John HODGSON, Esq. At the same time, Mr. James MOOR, was elected chamberlain; Mr. Robert LAMB, sword-bearer; Mr. John SKELTON, mace-bearer; Mr. Robt. NICHOL and Mr. James SAWER, bailiffs; Mr. Edw. CARTNER, and Mr. J. C. THOMPSON, coroners.
The Earl of Lonsdale arrived here early in the morning from Lowther-Castle, and breakfasted at the Bush with the Corporate Body, and various other gentlemen, invited to meet his Lordship.
Soon after four o'clock, a very large party sat down to dinner at the house of the Mayor-elect, in Fisher-street. Among the company, besides the principal gentlemen of Carlisle and immediate neighbourhood, were the Earl of Lonsdale, Sir James GRAHAM, Bart. M. P., Sir Philip MUSGRAVE, Bart. M. P., Sir James GRAHAM, Bart. of Netherby, the Dean of Carlisle, Gen. PEACHY, Col. Sir Hugh ROSS, Rowland STEPHENSON, Esq., Sir Jos. SENHOUSE, Sir Jos. D. A. GILPIN, the Rev. Fergus GRAHAM, Humphrey SENHOUSE, Esq. of Nether-Hall, &c. The Mayor presided at the first table, and the late Mayor took the vice-chair. Dr. BLAMIRE was chairman of the second table, and Wm. NANSON, Esq. of the third. Upwards of eighty sat down: the dinner was excellent, and the wines did honour to the hospitable entertainer.
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The hour of eight having now arrived, the Earl of Lonsdale retired amidst the plaudits of the company, and his Lordship was followed by Sir James GRAHAM, M. P., Sir Philip MUSGRAVE, Sir James GRAHAM of Netherby, General PEACHEY, &c. The Mayor kept the chair till nine, when the party broke up, after drinking the health of Mrs. HODGSON and her Family.
Few entertainments have afforded more gratification to the guests. Mr. ALEXANDER, manager of the Theatre, and several other gentlemen, promoted the hilarity of the company by a variety of excellent songs.
. 25.—The Justiciary Circuit Court was opened here this day by the Lord Justice CLERK.—John CAMPBELL
, charged with rape, was out-lawed for non-appearance.—A labourer of Dalry, named M'DONALD
, accused of theft, was discharged for want of proof.—Henry CAVAN
, an Irishman, was found guilty of picking the pocket of Mr. HENDERSON, farmer in Terregles, at Dumfries fair, in July last, and sentenced to seven years' transportation.—John CARPENTER
, also an Irishman, was indicted for rioting at Keltonhill fair, in company with several of his countrymen not apprehended. After an investigation of some length, the jury found a verdict of not proven, as to the identity of the prisoner, and he was enlarged with a suitable admonition from the Judge.
Monday last came on the election of the Magistrates of Dumfries, when the following gentlemen were unanimously re-chosen for the ensuing year, viz. John KERR, Esq. Provost; Messrs. John M'CRACKEN, James SPALDING, and James CREIGHTON, Bailies; John BARKER, Esq. Dean of Guild; and Mr. Christopher ARMSTRONG, Treasurer.
On Monday afternoon, the dwelling-house of James CUTHBERTSON, in Upper Brydekirk, near Annan, the property of General DIROM, was accidentally burnt, along with the greater part of the furniture.
, of Maryport, CHRISTIAN, has put into Rotonsa [sic – Colonsay according to the Cumberland Pacquet
], dismasted, having experienced very bad weather on the 11th ult. Reproduced with kind permission of British Newspaper Archives