Georgian Newspaper Project

Find out about life in Georgian Bath.

This database contains brief summaries of articles, advertisements and notices in the Bath Chronicle newspaper, for selected years between 1770 and 1800. Find out more about this project.

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1 January 1789 Charity: relief of poor in Abbey parish - collection by clergy & Corporation, liberal donations. Other parishes will follow if severe weather continues.
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5 January 1792 Leisure: Theatre Royal Bath - Thu 5 Jan "Macbeth" with revived farce "The Irish Widow"; Sat 7 Jan "The Child of Nature" with "Robinson Crusoe"
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4 January 1798 Notices: lost on Bath Road between Petty France & the Cyder House - 2 black portmanteau & a hair trunk -- 5 guin reward, apply Mr Stinchcombe at Petty France Inn, or Mr Meyler, Bath
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3 January 1799 Employment: wanted - young lady of respectable connection as an apprentice to millinery & dressmaking business in Bath. Premium will be expected. Enquire of the printer.
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11 January 1770 Finance: James White, miller, mealman & chapman, Lyncombe & Widcombe parish. Creditors meeting 20 Jan at home of William Tucker, innholder, Greyhound & Shakespeare Inn & Tavern.
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6 January 1785 Charity: Mr Thomas Pool of Road Mill, Road [sic - Rode] gave a fat bullock to the poor
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5 January 1786 Fashion: Thomas Coward, uppr cnr Bond St, Bath - capital sale of India muslins.
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3 January 1788 Fashion: newest millinery from [London] Town, Spilsbury just returned, at Lower Walks, Bath
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1 January 1789 Charity: the principal inhabitants of Brislington parish collected upwards of £20 to distribute beef, bread & coal to their most indigent neighbours
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5 January 1792 Music: benefit for Master Welsh - concert at New Assembly Rooms on 7 Jan - inc Haydn, Pleyel, & Handel. Tickets from Master Welsh at Greyhound Inn, Market Place & Rooms.
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4 January 1798 Charity: appeal for relief of Elizabeth Clarke, lady milliner of Bath, now prisoner in Ilchester Gaol, subscription opened at all libraries, Mrs Marriott on the Walks, Mr Cruttwell, printer, & by her sister at Mrs Martin's 2 St James's Street, Bath
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3 January 1799 Goods: C Marriott has removed from no 2 to no 7 on the Walks. She has a fresh assortment of perfumery, snuffs & tobacco.
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11 January 1770 Education: John Pullman, writing master & accountant from London, has moved to a large purpose-built school in Chapel Court, Harlequin Row, Bath. Teaches youth - reading, writing, arithmetic, Italian bookkeeping etc.
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6 January 1785 Crime: pigs stolen from Mrs Caruthers, Westrip. The thief, James Summers caught & now held in Gloucester Castle
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5 January 1786 Travel: Bristol, Bath & London mailcoach from Three Tuns & King's Arms Inn & Tavern, Stall St, Bath (kept by John Williams). Leaves Swan with Two Necks, Lad Lane, London at 8pm, arrives Three Tuns, Bath next day before 10am. Fare £1 12s, no outsides, guard. Performed by Williams & Co, Bath & Wilson & Co, London
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3 January 1788 Fashion: Sizeland & Bull, hairdresser from London, now at Mrs Elliott's, Green St, Bath, for the season
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1 January 1789 Charity: prisoners in Bath prison - the Sheriff acknowledges gifts totalling 4½ guin. Prisoners thank unknown lady for 1 guin provisions.
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5 January 1792 Education: Mrs Bartley's school at 5 Orange Court, Orange Grove recommences 19 Jan. Assisted by approved writing master.
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4 January 1798 Charity: appeal for large family in great distress with 10 children & 1 expected. Benefactions to Mr Barrett's & Mr Brown's libraries
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3 January 1799 Goods: J Gould, printer & bookseller, 18 Pulteney Bridge Bath has opened vault for selling of foreign & British spirits. Brandy 18s/gal, rum 14s/gal, Holland Geneva [gin] 12s 6d/gal.
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11 January 1770 Marriages: - - - Baker, esq., gentleman, of East Company, to Miss Polly Rosco of Bristol
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6 January 1785 Deaths: a 2 year old was burnt to death in Shaftsbury when his mother left it & went to Market
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5 January 1786 Travel: new & elegant postcoach from Three Tuns & Lamb Inns, Stall St, Bath to Thompson's Hotel, Exeter, daily exc Sun at 4am. Performed by Williams & Co, Bath & Wilkins & Co, London
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3 January 1788 Fashion: Dobson, hairdresser (from London) at Mr Dawson's 4 Northgate St, Bath. Just come from Paris with variety of best Persian pomatum, powders & rouge at reasonable prices.
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1 January 1789 Charity: Mr E Scadding's letter says he has distributed 4½ guin amongst 62 debtors in Ilchester gaol.
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5 January 1792 Finance: State Lottery - tickets & legally stamped shares sold by W. Meyler at Licensed office, Grove, Bath. ½ share ticket £8 8s, ¼ share £4 10s etc.
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4 January 1798 Goods: auction - household furniture of a lady. On premises of 35 Rivers St, Bath on 10 & 11 Jan by E English (catalogues 6 Bond St). Also the house in High St to be let or sold
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3 January 1799 Services: Angel Inn, Warminster. Charles Jaques has now fitted up the inn & laid in fresh stock of wines & spirits.
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11 January 1770 Marriages: Mr William Murry, attorney in Bristol, to Mrs Harford
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6 January 1785 Travel: Bath & Bristol postcoaches - new, elegant, from Three Tuns & Lamb Inns, Stall St, Bath to London £1 6s. Performed by W Bond, P Taylor, J Williams & J Dover. Also, Exeter postcoach 10pm.
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5 January 1786 Travel: Bath & London mailcoach - leaves from Three Tuns, Stall St, Bath at 5.30 [am] with a guard for Swan with Two Necks, Lad Lane, London,via Melksham & Andover in 14 hrs. Performed by Williams & Co, Bath; & Wilson & Co, London. Fare £1 10s, no outsides
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3 January 1788 Fashion: sale - linen drapery etc, stock of Mr Geo. Strawbridge at 7, cnr Barton Street, Bath facing lower end of Bond St, Mr Strawbridge having quit premises & entered a different business.
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1 January 1789 Leisure: Theatre Royal Bath programme - Thurs [1 Jan] "Cymbeline" & the pantomime of "Brystowe"; Sat [3 Jan] "I'll tell you what" with "Animal Magnetism".
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5 January 1792 Goods: Mrs M Baker, widow of late Benjamin Baker, shoemaker to Her Majesty, removed from Cock Lane to 4 Milsom St. Business as usual.
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4 January 1798 Fashion: for sale - haberdashery stock of Joseph Wallis, mercer, linen-draper, haberdasher & undertaker of Chipping Sodbury who is retiring after 32 years. Also 1 shop, dwelling house, buildings & garden
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3 January 1799 Leisure: 7th subscription concert - at New Assembly Rooms on 9 Jan. With Mr Nield, Miss Worrall (of Liverpool), Miss Comer, Mdme Mara; Mdme Dupree (pedal harp), Mstr Pinto (violin), Mr Mahon (clarinet).
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11 January 1770 Marriages: Mr Wm. Lloyd to Miss Susanna James, dtr. of Mr Gideon James, cider merchant of Bristol.
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6 January 1785 Goods: blacking for shining shoes sold at Cruttwell of Bath, 6s each, also at Messrs W Phynn, N Jones, W Moore.
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12 January 1786 Health: "Dr Anderson's Scots Pills" owing to new stamp duty will now be 5s, 2s 3d, 1s in future. Sold by Mr Cruttwell.
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3 January 1788 Leisure: review of Ball for Master of Ceremonies at New Rooms last Monday - c. 1,200 persons, mostly of rank & fashion, honoured Mr Tyson by their presence.
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1 January 1789 Publications: "Agnes de Courci" a domestic tale by Mrs Bennett, publ 5 Jan. Printed & sold by S Hazard, Bath etc [no price stated]
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5 January 1792 Health: ## Casualty Hospital - accounts for 1791, income £814 2s 10d (inc £325 2s 6d balance b.f & £380 11s 10d new subs etc. Disbursements £347 18s, balance of £466 4s 1½d cf to 1792. £100 in 3% Consols,
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11 January 1798 Charity: Philanthropic Society (1778) appeal - reforming convicts' children by employing in useful trades. Subs to Messrs Hobhouse & Co, bankers; Mr Daniel, miniature-painter, Milsom St; Phoenix Fire Office; all libraries in Bath etc.
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3 January 1799 Fashion: auction - all stock in trade of a jeweller & toyman, inc ladies jewellery. At his auction rooms in Parsonage Lane on 8 & 9 Jan by H Thurston.
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11 January 1770 Marriages: Mr Joseph Whitchurch, surgeon etc of Wrington to Mrs Purnell of Backwell, a wealthy widow, at Backwell,Somerset.
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6 January 1785 Fashion: Jacob Hemet's "Essence of Pearl" for Teeth & Gums - retail for 2s 6d each at R Cruttwell, W Phynn, W Moore & N Jones at Bath.
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12 January 1786 Goods: for sale - large collection, London, Sheffield & Birmingham repository in the Old room on The Walks nr North Parade. Large variety silver & plated goods, jewleery, japanned goods, cutlery & musical instruments [detailed]
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3 January 1788 Marriages: Mr George Pillinger, coal merchant of Bath, to Miss Jane Buck of Weston, a few days since
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1 January 1789 Health: Sigmond, surgeon-dentist. Short stay at 3 Burton St, nr Bond St, Bath. Tooth dentifrice & brushes only in Bath at Mr Cruttwell, printer; & at Mr Tanner, perfumer.
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5 January 1792 Health: ## Casualty Hospital - report on 4th year. Admissions - 109 mainly contusions & wounds; discharged 96, died 7. Outpatients treated 600.
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