Imatges de pÓgina

At Stockport, Mr. J. Clark Clegg, to Mifs Eliza Seddon of Preston.

Topley, of Bull-bridge, to Mifs Ann Brown. Mr. John Crofland, jun. hofier, to Mifs Smith, only daughter of Charles Smith, efq. of Burbage Lodge, Leicestershire. The Rev. Edward Ward, of South Scarle, to Mifs Doncafter, of Nottingham. Mr. Cha. Smith, of London, to Mits Bromley, of Houndsgate, Mr. Wyer, pipe maker, to Mrs. Radford, 'of Basford.

Christopher Palace, Efq. to Mifs Wilbraham, of Boughton.

At Peover, C. Boody, efq. of Demerara, to Mifs Phoebe Dannett, daughter of the late Rev. Tho. Dannett, rector.

Tho. Wright, efq. of Knutsford, to Mifs Higginson.

At Witton, Mr. Walker, wine merchant, of Chefter, to Mifs S. Bradburne, of HarfordBreach.

At Aftbury, Mr. Wm. Swindells, aged 57, to Mifs Collier, aged 21.

At Eastham, Jofeph Booth, efq. of Stokeupon Trent, Stafford, to Mifs Butter, niece of Mrs. White, of Childers Thornton. Died.] At Chester, Mrs. Rowlance, mother of Mr. Rowlance, at the three crowns. Mr. Barker, taylor. Almoft fuddenly, Mr. John Croughton, formerly a joiner there. Mr. Owens, furgeon and apothecary.

At Nantwich, Mrs. Masterton, at the very advanced age of near 100 years. She was lineally defcended from Thomas Masterton, who had a command in France, under the Black Prince, and was knighted on the field of battle by that illuftrious hero.

At Macclesfield, Wm. Ayton, efq. In the bloom of life, Mrs. Tunnicliffe, wife of Mr. Tunnicliffe, button-maker.

At Hooton, aged 20, sir Wm. Stanley, bart.

At Much-Wenlock, Mrs. Tinklar, wife of the Rev. Mr. Tinklar, curate.

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At Denby, aged 85, Tho. Stafford.

At Repton, Wm. Baghaw Stevens, D. D. fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, rector of Seckington, and vicar of Kingsbary, in, Warwickshire.


The extenfive works upon the London Road at the entrance into Nottingham proceed now with rapidity. Flood bridges are to be erected to carry off the Trent floods, the avenue into the town is to be widened, &c.

Married.] At Nottingham, Mr. Wm.

Mr. G. Smith, of Bromley House, Nottingham, to Mifs E. M. Davis, daughter of the late Wm. Davis, of Guilford-freet, Loudon.

At Newark, Mr. R. Hepworth, of Pontefract, to Mifs Frances Chamberlain. Mr. Pren, baker, clock and watch maker, aged


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At Tilton-on-the-Hill, Mr. Thomas Fulfham, of Kirby Mallory, to Mifs Hawkins of


Died.] At Leicester, Mrs. Boon, of the Gallow-tree-gate. Suddenly Mrs. Brooks.

At Market Harborough, aged 78, Mr. Wartnaby, attorney.

At Lutterworth, fuddenly, Mrs. Perkins, wife of Mr. W. Perkins.

At Kegworth, Mr. Thomas Mec, jun. grocer, &c.

At Belton, aged 30, Mr. Robert Ruffell. At Claybrooke, Mrs Sawbridge, widow of the late Mr. Wm. Sawbridge.

At Melton-Mowbray, aged 70, Mr. Bright, an eminent ironmonger, cutler, &c.

At Burley, almoft fuddenly, on her way home from Oakham, Mrs Rudkin, of Exton.


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At Market Deeping, Mr. W. Butler, to Mifs Bland, of Gretford.

At Helpringham, Mr. James Durrance, butcher, to Mifs Taylor, of Donington Ings. Mr. John Prefgrave, to Mifs Spencer.

At Wibech, Mr. Nixon, faddler, to Mifs Briggs.

At Algarkirk, Mr. John White, mercer, of Knaresborough, to Mifs Ann Thompson. At Thurlby, Mr. W. Malon, farmer, and grazier, to Mits Marvin.

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Married] At Birmingham, Mr. John Adams, to Mif, Skeling. Mr H Armfeld, to Mrs. Burdett And, at the time time, Mr. Stephen Armfield, jun. to Ms Howlett.

At Sheldon, Mr Edward Jackion, of Ingen, near Stratford upon Avon, to Mit Jackion.

At Ayleftone, Mr. Wm. Horton, or Bur ton-Overy, to Mrs. Barton.

At Coventry, Mr. Lines, plumber and glazier, to Mifs Mary Johnfon. Mr. Taylor, to Mifs Eagle

Died.] At Birmingham, Mr. Wiggin, confectioner. Aged 69, Mr. John Webiter. In the prime of life, Mrs. Hewitt, wife of Mr. John Hewitt, druggit. Aged 68, Mr. Am. brofe Mainwaring, fen.

At Ilmington, Mrs. Hobday.

At Coventry, advanced in age, Mr. Ripper. Mr. Shute, partner with John Haines, filk





Mr. Yates, the master and proprietor of a canal barge, at Coalbrook Dale, lately went all the way, which is upwards of four hundred miles, by water, from that navigation, to Hambro' Wharf, near London Bridge, in fourteen days. He touched at Worcester, Gloucester, and other towns, with part of his cargo. This is the first barge that ever made the entire paffage.

Married.] At Shrewsbury, Mr. Phypps, to Mifs M. Jones. The Rev. J. Gibbons, rector of Ashton Butterel, to Mifs Dana, daughter of the Rev. E. Dana, and niece of Lord Kinnaird, and Sir W. Pulteney, bart.

At Bridgenorth, Plowden Prefland, efq. of Brunfwick-fquare, London, to Mifs Stanier, of St. James's, near Bridgenorth.

At Ludlow, Mr. T. Hand, Ironmonger, to Mifs Brown.

At Ruyton, Mr. E. Birch, of Fennymore, to Mifs Baffnet, of Wikey.

At Lanver, Mr. W. Davies, of Manaughty, to Mifs E. Parr, of Pitchford,

At Wrenbury, Mr. Platt, to Mifs Cliff. At Whitchurch, the Rev. E. Jones, to Mifs Parker, of Malpas.

Died.] At Shrewsbury, Mr. John Humphries, poulterer; he went to bed at night quite well, and was found dead next morning.

Mr. .John Evans, bookfeller. Edward Phillips, efq. late a captain in the first Shropshire regiment of militia. Mrs. Rodbery, wife of Mr. Rodbery. Mr. W. Thomas, of the Bridge Tavern. Aged 33, Mrs. Bryan, wife of Mr. Bryan, brazier. Mifs Baxter, of the Broadway.

At Mrs. Bather's, at Great Ness, aged 78, Mrs. Menlove.

At Redbrook, near Whitchurch, aged 79, Mr. Lee.

At Wem, aged 70, the Rev. John Houghton, formerly a diffenting minister there.


The mayor and corporation of Worcester have offered a premium of 1s. 6d. per bufhel for the first one hundred bushels of new potatoes brought to that market before the firft of July. They have alfo given notice, by advertisement, that they will punish all foreftallers, regraders, and ingroffers of Provisions of any kind with the utmost severity.

Married.] At Worcester, J. Farrell, of Lower Wick, to Mifs Hammond. Mr. Spilf bury, dyer, to Mifs Corbett, daughter of Mr. Corbett, of Sidbury. Mr. John Room, japanner, of Birmingham, to Mifs Pemberton,

At Eckington, Mr, T. Mullins, of Manchefter, to Mifs Turner, of Ridgeway.

At Old Swinford, Capt. Edwards of the 23d, or Welch Fuzileers, to Mifs Savage of Stourbridge.

At Evesham, in an advanced age, Charles Welch, efq.

At Hagley, Mr. H. Wood, of Wykin, Leicestershire, to Mifs Jane Oliver.

At Kidderminster, Mr. John Reece, of Birmingham, to Mifs Parfons, of Wribbenhall.


Died.] At Worcefter, Mr. John Rutty, a quaker.

Hugh Paine, efq. at the Tything, near Worcester; who having alighted from the ftage-coach, to walk up the hill between High Wycombe and Oxford, expired immediately as he had refumed his feat upon the box. This gentleman ferved the office of mayor of Worcester, in the year 1797.

At Northleach, Mrs. Hammond, wife of
the Rev. A. Egerton Hammond.
At Stourbridge, Mr. Shipley.
Married.] At Stoke Bliss, Mr. Edward
Holder, of the Wylde, in Puddlestone, to
Mifs Winton, of the Perry.

cork-cutter. Mrs. Rowley. Mr. Whitehall,
Died.] At Hereford, Mr. Jofeph Morris,
maltster, aged 89.

At Rofs, Mrs. Sarah Bird, relict of Thomas Bird, gent. late of Townhope.


Married.] At Wefbury-upon-Trim, Mr. H. Grace, of Barrow Court, Somerset, to Mifs Mill of Bourton.

Died.] At Gloucefter, Mrs. Gorges, relift of R. Gorges, efq. of the Eye.

At Cheltenham, the Hon. Stephen Digby, brother to the late, and uncle to the prefent, Earl of Digby, and ranger of Richmond Park.

At Cheltenham, G. Ramfay, efq. Francis Renaldi, efq. a native of Piedmont.

Near the Marth Common, Old Paffage, Mr. Sheppard, farmer.

At Evesham, at an advanced age, C. Welch, efq.

At Doddington, Mr. John Goulding, ftew ard to Chriftopher Codington, efq.

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The grand junction canal has lately been opened from the Thames at Brentford to Feany Stratford, in this county, from which place onward, through Bedfordshire, to Tring in Hertfordshire, it was before navigable.


Woburn Sheep-fhearing.-Firft-day. On Monday, June 16,, the Anniversary of the Duke of Bedford's fheep-fhearing and fhew of cattle commenced, and this truly laudable inftitution attracted feveral hundreds of agriculturists and breeders from all parts of the country, among whomwere feveral gentlemen, members of a well known fociety of breeders from Leicestershire, a Baron from Germany, who is at the head of an agricultural eftablishment in that country, and four gentlemen from Ireland.

oxen, and from thence they proceeded to the water-meadow, near Bitchmore-house, ja Crawley-lane, where there were fome very fine Devonshire cows.

His Grace gave a public breakfast at the Abbey, at nine o'clock.

At about eleven his Royal Highness Prince William of Gloucefter arrived, attended by Sir George Osborne; foon after which the company proceeded in a grand cavalcade to the new farm-yard, in the park, for the purpose of infpecting the theep-fhearing, at which five of the beft hands that could be procured were employed; they then proceeded to the building lately erected for examining the Ewes that are to be let for next feafon, which were to be fhewn again on Tuesday with the prices

fixed on them.


On Tuesday the Duke of Bedford, attended by his company, proceeded from the Abbey on horfe-back to the New farm-yard in the park, where they were met by great numbers who had arrived from different parts.

The sweepstakes of five guineas each, made by the Duke of Bedford, Lord Winchelsea, Lord Somerville, and Mr. Bouverie, to produce, at this sheep-fhearing, the beft two years old heifers, of the Devonshire breed, (the Duke of Bedford's being dead, and Mr. Bouverie not producing one,) refted with Lord Winchelsea and Lord Somerville, and a committee was appointed, confifting of Mr.Smith,of Titmark, in Northamptonshire, Mr. Stone, of Loughborough in Leicestershire, and a Mr. Warren; who, after a confiderable examination, declared in favour of Lord Winchelsea's. ́

The certificates were then opened by his Grace and a committee, of the different candidates for the prize of fifty guineas to be given by his Grace (for encouraging the introduction of the Leicester and South Down breed of fheep into Bedfordshire,) to the perYon in Bedfordshire who should, between June 1799 and Christmas, expend the largest fum of money (not less than 60 guineas) in the purchase of breeding Ewes, or Theaves of the new Leicester or South Down breed. Thefe were taken into confideration, but the fuccefsful candidate was not announced.

Mr. Garrard, the modeller of cattle, from London, exhibited the models of the famous exhibition of cattle that took place at Smithfield laft Christmas, which were highly approved of; he likewife exhibited a number of other well know cattle. Several improved implements in hufbandry were fhewn, particularly a chaff-cutter, ploughs, harrową, At three o'clock the Duke again enter&c. tained about two hundred of the company in the great hall of the Abbey with an elegant dinner, confifting of 160 covers.

About three o'clock the company adjourned to dinner, and his Grace entertained near two hundred noblemen, gentlemen, and yeonien in the large hall, in the ancient part of the Abbey,where tables were laid, which branched out in three directions, and so contrived as to have but one head, at which his Grace prefided. Prince William of Gloucester, fat at his right hand, and Lord John Ruffell fat as Croupier.

About fix o'clock they left the Abbey, and proceeded to the farm-yard again, when a very fine hog, the property of Mr. Pickford, waggon-mafter, in Market-freet, was fhewn, which was fuppofed to weigh about a hundred fone: during the whole of this time, the men continued fhearing the fheep in a place conveniently adapted for the whole of the His Grace then conmeeting to fee them. auced the company to a paddock near the evergreens, to fee fome iclect Devonfaire

The bufinefs of letting the Tups took up the whole afternoon, till near dark, during which time several bets were made about cattle.


Wednesday there was a greater number of perfons affembled than on the former days, and the weather proving fine, the fight of fo many opulent men, assembled upon fo laud able and rational an occafion, was highly gratifying.

His Grace gave a public breakfast at the Abbey at nine o'clock.

About eleven the company began to move in a grand cavalcade from the Abbey, and were met in the park by a number of others of the first respectability, who had come from different parts; when they proceeded to the New-farm-yard.

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Nine fouth-down two-fhears, and one threefhear, were exhibited in the exhibition-room, and were examined by the hirers of tups.

Two remarkable fine and fat cows, which had been fatted by poor feed, under certaip management, the property of Mr. Maxey, of Knotting, in this county were exhibited.

A machine for dreffing corn in an expeditious way, was exhibited in the yard, for which Mr. Cooch, of Malfton, in Northamptonfhire, has lately obtained a patent.

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exhibition were over, the company, headed by the Duke, proceeded to a fallow field, near Birchmore-houfe, where experiments were made by five different ploughs, namely, a Northumberland, a Surry, or Duckets, a Bedfordshire, a Norfolk, and a Scotch one; thefe ufeful experiments were tried in fowing turnips, by making the furrows wide apart. The manure was then regularly diftributed in them; after which a roller was drawn by an ox, and to the roller was attached a drilling machine, fo contrived as for the roller to cover the manure with the ridges of earth, and the feeds to fall on the earth which had fallen on the manure; and the machine was fo confructed as to cover the feed with earth, fo that the feed lay as on a hot-bed. After the infpection of the ploughs, the company pro. ceeded to Ridgmont -fields, where experiments were made with Mr. Leicester's fcuffling harrows, for the improvement of which he has lately obtained a patent. Experiments were allo made on Mr. Pott's improved harrows.

Thefe experiments were made in confequence of his Grace having offered a premium of 20 guineas to the person who should produce, at this fheep-fhearing, the best and moft ufeful newly-invented implement in agriculture. It was left to a committee to decide which implement produced ought to have preference, and whether any of them merited the reputation that the acquifition of a premium would confer: This was to be made known by the committee on Thursday. About three o'clock his Grace entertained about 200 gentlemen with an elegant dinner at the Abbey, at which he again prefided.

A challenge was made by fome Herefordfire gentlemen, to produce better cattle than any county in England, which was taken up by Sir Thomas Carr, High Sheriff for the county of Suffex, who undertook to produce as fine from Suffex.


Thursday morning his Grace gave another public breakfast at nine o'clock, and about leven his Grace and the company arrived at the New Farm Yard, when the following Leicestershire breed of Tups were exhibited in the exhibition-room.

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No. 1. by a fon of Difhley L lett for 10 gs.
No. 2. by ditto, lett for 10 guineas.
No. 3. by ditto, lett for 10 guineas. "
No. 4. by ditto, lett for 10 guineas.
No. 5. by ditto, lett for 15 guineas.
No. 6. by ditto, lett for 15 guineas.

Two Shears.
No. 7. by a fon of Difhley L lett for 12 gs.
No. 8. by ditto, lett for 12 guineas.
No. 9. by ditto, lett for 15 guineas.
No. 10. by ditto, lett for 20 guineas.
Three Shears.

The following South Down Tups were then exhibited, and put up to be lett: No. 1. at 10 guineas. No. 6. at 80 guineas: No. 2. at 40 ditto. No. 7. at 50 ditto. No. 3. at 30 ditto. No. 8. at 40 ditto. No. 4. at 25 ditto. No. 9. at 120 ditto. No. 5. at 30 ditto. No. 10. at 25 ditto. All of which were lett, except No. 7. and

No. 11. by Breedon's L lett for 15 guineas. No. 12. by K 4 fhear, lett for 15 guineas.

No. 13. by L 3 fhear, lett for 20 guineas.

No. 9.

At three o'clock they adjourned to the Abbey to dinner.

When the cloth was removed, the cups to be given by his Grace as premiums, were put on the table, and his Grace informed the company, in an address, of the determinations of the committee which had been appointed to investigate the different claims. He began with the premiums offered for the difcovery of implements of husbandry; and tated that the committee had examined the corn-dreffing machine belonging to Mr. Cooch, and the fcuffling harrows belonging to Mr. Leftor, both of which they highly approved.

The next premiums were for encouraging the introduction of the new Leicester and South Down breed of sheep into Bedfordshire.

His Grace ftated that the candidates were Mr. Parkins, of Dunftable; Mr. Bayley, of Marfton; and Mr. Runciman, of Woburn; and the committee, on investigating their claims, found that Mr. Parkins had expended 1681. Mr. Bailey 1261. and Mr. Runcinan 1021. He was forry to fay that they had not ftri&ly complied with the conditions: however, under all the circumftances, the committee determined that Mr. Parkins' was entitled to the premium of fifty guineas, and Mr. Bailey to the premium of twenty gui


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