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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4 January 1798 Health: "Godfrey's Rose lozenges" from R. Cruttwell, J Bull, M Lamb, Hooper & Keenes, T Horton, H Knight, H Parry & 8 others in Bath.
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19/1798 article:1,e
3 January 1799 Charity: Bath Hospital, a/cs for 1798 - collections at various churches on 24 Dec totalled £390 11s 4½d (& £402 7s 10½d with private donations); other benefactions total £270 3s.
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19/1799 article:1,d
4 January 1770 Goods: ## for sale - musical & plain clocks 4 to 100 guin each, gold watches 10-15 guin, silver & pinchbeck watches 1½ -10 guin etc. By Evill's of London etc, at Market Place, Bath & elsewhere.
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20/1770 article:2,c
6 January 1785 Property: auction contd, lot 2/3 - a close of meadow adj Box, in renting Mr Morgan Davis at £10 p.a; lot 3/3 freehold tnmnt, garden & orchard, now in possn Mr James Head. At Castle & Ball Inn on 10 Jan.
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20/1785 article:2,b
5 January 1786 Travel: for sale - neat postchaise with plated furniture. To be viewed Kilvert's, coachmaker, Monmouth St. Bath
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20/1786 article:2,c
3 January 1788 Leisure: Frome Assemblies - at George Inn, Frome on 3 near dates.
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20/1788 article:1,d
1 January 1789 Art: miniature portrait paintings of the gentry & nobility by Mr Read (in Bath for few weeks at Mr Breuer's, Broad St, Bath).
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20/1789 article:1,d
5 January 1792 Fashion: cheap lace & haberdashery warehouse, 5 Church St, Bath - E Brickman, proprietor
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20/1792 article:1,d
4 January 1798 Agriculture: average price of wheat 52s 6d England & Wales 23 Dec
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20/1798 article:2,c
3 January 1799 Leisure: disorderly behaviour of servants at places of public amusement - following, Magistrates to ban servants from lobbies & passages to prevent the Company being exposed to insult. Ladies & gentlemen requested to wait in lobbies for the chairs to work regularly
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20/1799 article:1,e
4 January 1770 Crime: theft - shoes to value £30 taken from Cheshire Shoe Warehouse, Horse St, Bath on Sunday night by shopbreakers. Reward 10 guin from John Henry Norris.
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21/1770 article:2,d
6 January 1785 Health: remedies - "Glass's Magnesia" from 3s to 1 guin without stamp duty at Bulls, & at Pratt's Library
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21/1785 article:2,c
5 January 1786 Health: remarkable cures of cancer without incision (cancers preserved in spirits) by Mrs Plunkett Edgcumbe, opp Cornwell Bldgs nr Walcot Church. Testimonials.
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21/1786 article:2,c
3 January 1788 Education: Mrs Ford & her sister's school for young ladies - opens at Frome 14 Jan. Boarding 10 guin p.a, entrance 1 guin
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21/1788 article:1,d
1 January 1789 Art: miniature & portrait paintings - by Mr Guest 1 North Parade, Bath, between 2 & 20 guin. Specimens at Mr Mulleney's, wine merchant, 1 N Parade. Also lessons in drawing and painting etc.
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21/1789 article:1,d
5 January 1792 Art: sculpture in ivory offered by Stephany at Mr. Rosenberg's, North Parade, detail so fine that you need a glass to discover some of its beauties.
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21/1792 article:1,d
4 January 1798 Goods: bread prices - in London, 8½d/quartern; in Bath 6d wheaten loaf to weigh 2lb 13 oz 12 dr, standard loaf 3lbs 4oz 2 dr
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21/1798 article:2,c
3 January 1799 Property: to let - house in Marlborough Bldgs, Bath. Possession next Xmas. Apply Mr Salmon, attorney, Bath.
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21/1799 article:1,e
4 January 1770 Fashion: cosmetics - "Milk of Roses" to remove & soften roughness of the skin for ladies, gentlemen and children; also "Royal Liquid" to stop hair falling out. From Mr Bull, jeweller, The Grove, Bath
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22/1770 article:2 d
6 January 1785 Health: General Hospital Bath - detailed conditions for admission, sickness described by physician, deposit £5, certification etc.
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22/1785 article:2,c
5 January 1786 Agriculture: ## Ford & Chambers, nursery & seedsmen, New Bridge, Exeter. Fruit trees & bushes [very detailed list]. also ash, elm, poplar, pine & evergreen oak trees, etc
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22/1786 article:2,c
3 January 1788 Education: school for young ladies at 26 Westgate St, Bath - Miss Ewing. Attention paid to their morals & education. Opens again 7 Jan.
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22/1788 article:1,d
1 January 1789 Travel: postcoach from White Lion, Market Pl, Bath to Thompson's Hotel, Exeter, via Wells, Bridgewater, Taunton. 5am 6 days/wk. Inside £1 4s, outside 12s. Performed by G Arnold, White Lion, Bath & T Thompson, Hotel, Exeter.
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22/1789 article:1,d
5 January 1792 Inns: Three Cups Inn & Chop House, nr St Michael's Church. Landlord Mr Garland from Mr Lucas's York House. Stables, comfortable accomodation
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22/1792 article:1,d
4 January 1798 Politics: ## civil disorder - shearmen from surrounding towns intended outrage at Bamford's Mills & Messrs Collicot & Co. in Twerton & Weston on 17 Dec. Stopped, with aid from civil power & military (Surrey Fencibles & Berkshire Militia). Churchwardens & inhabitants of local parishes -- resolution & rewards.
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22/1798 article:2,c
3 January 1799 Travel: Dorset & Somerset Navigation - report of general meeting at George Inn, Frome on 3 Dec ordered call of 10s/share. Prosecution to be commenced against those with arrears exceeding £10/share. R & U Messiter, clerk.
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22/1799 article:1,e
4 January 1770 Publications: "The Royal Farrier" or "The Whole Art of Farriery" by James Townsend (farrier to late Duke of Cumberland), new book 2s sewn, 2s 6d bound from London & all other booksellers.
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23/1770 article:2,d
6 January 1785 Livestock: for sale - horses at livery in Kingsmead St, Bath.
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23/1785 article:2,d
5 January 1786 Property: auction - l/hold dwelling house, E-side, 4 Queen Sq, Bath now in tenure Miss Erskine, 40 yrs unexpired of 95 yrs. 8 garrets etc. At York House on 17 Jan at 7pm by William Cross.
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23/1786 article:2,c
3 January 1788 Education: employment wanted - young person who has studied mathematics seeks post by notice to Master of Academies. Direct to A.B at Cruttwell's.
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23/1788 article:1,d
1 January 1789 Travel: elegant postcoach from White Lion Inn, Bath to Oxford via Chippenham, Malmesbury etc. Inside £ 1 1s, outside 12s. Performed by G Arnold, White Lion, Bath & Wentworth, Oxford.
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23/1789 article:1,d
5 January 1792 Finance: ## appeals against tax assessement for the parishes of St Peter & Paul, St James and St Michael. To be heard by Assessors of the King's Taxes at Guildhall 26 Jan.
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23/1792 article:1,d
4 January 1798 Fashion: diamonds, necklaces etc (brought from Mr Dovey's of London) for sale by Mr Epps at 4 Green Street, Bath
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23/1798 article:2,d
3 January 1799 Finance: Sun Fire Office - receipts available for those renewing premiums which expire at Xmas. J Smith, Westgate Bldgs, Bath; Robert Butt (Warminster).
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23/1799 article:1,e
4 January 1770 Finance: debtors of James Browne, breeches-maker, late of Bath, to send accounts to Mr Edward Vernon Goodall, attorney, Bath.
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24/1770 article:3, a
6 January 1785 Publications: "Housekeepers Accompt Book for 1785", pub. for R Cruttwell & W Taylor, Bath. 1s 6d on fine demy 8vo.
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24/1785 article:2,d
5 January 1786 Property: private sale - lot 1/4, inheritance in fee of cnr house, N side Brock St (partly in Crescent), delightful views. In tenure of Henry Sandford, esq. Enq Mr Symons, attorney, Corn St. Bristol.
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24/1786 article:2,d
3 January 1788 Fashion: Elizabeth Mandell having just returned from London is transferring millinery business from Wade's Passage to 41 Milsom St, Bath.
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24/1788 article:1,d
1 January 1789 Travel: Bath & Exeter mailcoach - Three Tuns & Lamb Inns, Stall St, Bath to Exeter, 10am, arrive 9.30 pm same day, began last 25 Dec, fare £1 4s. With Bassant's newly invented patent coach. Performed by Dobson, Dover, & Co. Bath.
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24/1789 article:1,d
5 January 1792 Finance: corn business firm of Bond & Stone to be run by William Bond only. Creditors of late partnership apply to 8 Margaret's Bldgs or Quay Warehouse, Bath
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24/1792 article:1,d
4 January 1798 Services: wanted - journeymen cordwainers. Apply Edward Atkins, shoemaker, 5 Orange Grove, Bath. Noone need apply who belongs to an illegal society.
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24/1798 article:2,d
3 January 1799 Agriculture: wheat prices - Devizes 42s to 52s/qtr; Newbury 44s to 55s; Warminster 43s to 52s; Reading 40s to 57s.
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24/1799 article:2,b
4 January 1770 Finance: anyone with income (including widows) wishing to raise a loan apply at the White Lion, Market Place
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25/1770 article:3:00 AM
6 January 1785 Leisure: rope-dancing, tumbling, dancing dogs at Exhibition Rooms, Bond St, Bath. Boxes 3s, Pits 2s, Gall 1s
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25/1785 article:2,d
5 January 1786 Property: private sale - lot 2/4, inheritance in fee, house, N side Brock St. In tenure of Mrs Cox. View thro' Mr Fielder, Rivers Street, Bath. Partcrs Mr Symons, Corn St, Bristol.
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25/1786 article:2,d
3 January 1788 Fashion: White & Thomas, milliners, have just taken shop in Wade's Passage, Bath (late Mr Mandell's). Articles made, adhering strictly to elegance & fashion
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25/1788 article:1,d
1 January 1789 Deaths: King Charles IIIrd of Spain died yesterday at midnight in his 73rd yr & 30th yr of reign. From Madrid 14 Dec.
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25/1789 article:2:00 AM
5 January 1792 Property: house with workshops and garden to be sold in fee, or let, near Market Place, Devizes, occupied by Mr Swayne, coach-maker. Suitable for business. To view, apply Mr Whichcord, Devizes; prtcrs from Mr Handy, Monmouth St, Bath.
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25/1792 article:1,d
4 January 1798 Travel: horses for sale - pair of bay coach geldings, price £80. Enquire the ostler, White Lion Bath, or the Crown at Bathford
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25/1798 article:2,d
3 January 1799 Goods: bread prices in Bath - 6d wheaten loaf to weigh 3lb 2oz 4 dr; standard loaf to weigh 3lb 9oz 8dr.
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25/1799 article:2,b

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