Georgian Newspaper Project

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18 December 1783 Travel: Lamb Inn & Tavern, Stall, St., Bath (John Dover & Co) - post-coaches in 2 days at 9.30am daily (exc. Sun) via Devizes, Everley, Andover, Basingstoke, Staines & Hounslow to George Inn, Drury Lane, London, 4 inside ú1 6s, 1 out 15s.
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1759/1783 article:2 d
18 December 1783 Travel: Lamb Inn & Tavern, Bath (John Dover & Co) - dilly at 4am to Exeter
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1760/1783 article:2 d
18 December 1783 Travel: Lamb Inn & Tavern, Bath (John Dover & Co) - coaches at 9am & 4pm to Bristol.
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1761/1783 article:2 d
18 December 1783 Politics: House of Peers considered East India Bill yesterday, & a small majority for adjournment (London, 16 Dec)
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1762/1783 article:3:00 AM
18 December 1783 Leisure: New Assembly Rooms - Cotillon Ball now on Sat 27 Dec, as the Thursday is Christmas Day
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1763/1783 article:3 c
18 December 1783 Music: Master Crotch, now about 7 yrs old [so is William Crotch, 1775-1845] has generously offered to play [presumably the organ] at the Abbey Church next Sunday when a collection is made for the Bath Hospital.
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1764/1783 article:3 c
18 December 1783 Leisure: Lower Assembly Rooms - subscribers to Dress Ball next Friday advised that it will not begin until 8pm to assist the earlier benefit concert at the Town Hall [for the Pauper Charity on Fri 19 Dec]
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1765/1783 article:3 c
18 December 1783 Visitors: arrivals in Bath - Lord Willis, Lady Dalston, Lady Egilton, Baron Dimsdale, Sir John Paulk [NOTP], Adm. Darby.
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1766/1783 article:3 c
18 December 1783 Deaths: Mrs Keene, wife of Mr Thomas Keene, printer of Bath, after a lingering illness, on Sun [14 Dec]
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1767/1783 article:3 d
18 December 1783 Deaths: Miss Harriet Cam, dtr of Samuel Cam, esq., of Bradford, at the Bristol Hotwells last Tuesday
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1768/1783 article:3 d
18 December 1783 News: report of epidemic fever raging in Bath "wicked" & groundless
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1769/1783 article:3 d
18 December 1783 Leisure: Theatre Royal Bath - Thursday, "The Maid of the Mill" with rope-dancing & tumbling, & with "the Inchanted Wood"; Sat "The Rivals" with "The Gentle Shepherd"; Tue, "The Earl of Essex" with entertainments
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1770/1783 article:3 d
18 December 1783 Music: New Assembly Rooms - 7th Subscription Concert on Wed 17 Dec
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1771/1783 article:3 d
18 December 1783 Property: to let - 2 tnmnts in Bishop's Court opposite White Lion, High St Bath, lately occup by Mr Daniel Dickes, upholder, other occupd. by Mr Bowsher; with/without roomy warehouses & 3-stall stable. Enq of Mr C. Waters on the premises (who also has for sale a great variety of curious fossils, with plants & shrubs).
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1772/1783 article:3 d
18 December 1783 Goods: sale of laces belonging to Mr John Illige Davis by Daniel Dickes which was advertised for this week - now postponed (Daniel Dickes, 15 Dec).
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1773/1783 article:3 d
18 December 1783 Property: auction - f/hold house at 4 Duke St, grates & bells completely fitted, elegant marble chimney piece, in the principal rooms, with rich tapestry & papered, patent WC fixed, etc. [On the premises] on 1 Jan by William Birchall.
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1774/1783 article:3 d
25 December 1783 Politics: East India Bill - House of Lords Tuesday 16 Dec & 17 Dec., when Bill was rejected 76 in favour, 95 against, majority 19.
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1775/1783 article:1:00 AM
25 December 1783 Music: Mr Wilkins of Trim St., Bath, organist of St James's Church [Bath] teaches harpsichord & pianoforte
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1776/1783 article:1 c
25 December 1783 Music: Master Crotch continues to perform on the pianoforte & violin at 2 Saville Row, Bath from 12 noon to 2pm.
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1777/1783 article:1 c
25 December 1783 Goods: sale - stock of braziery, ironmongery, tin, pewter, cutlery & japann'd ware of Benjamin & Charles Axford (B. Axford retiring from business) at their warehouse in Bond St, Bath [details]. Demands paid at their compting house in Bond St & where debts received.
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1778/1783 article:1 c
25 December 1783 Music: New Assembly Rooms - Miss Guest's concert on 7 Jan. Vocal perfomers inc. Miss Cantelo, Mr Corfe & Mr Barrett from Salisbury.
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1779/1783 article:1 d
25 December 1783 Music: New Assembly Rooms - Miss Cantelo's Concert fixed for Wed 14 Jan 1784. Tickets 5s to be had of Miss Cantelo in Orchard St, Bath
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1780/1783 article:1 d
25 December 1783 Politics: ## change of ministers - Lord North, Mr Pitt et al., sat on the Opposition bench. Hon Wm. Pitt to be 1st Lord of Treasury & Chancellor of the Exchequer (House of Commons, 16 Dec)
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1781/1783 article:2:00 AM
25 December 1783 Crime: ca. 600 lbs of tea condemned before Justices [of Salisbury] on Fri 12 Dec, & one Shepherd of Cheriton nr Devizes fined ú150 which was paid the same day. Later smugglers stole the seized tea (Salisbury, 22 Dec)
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1782/1783 article:2 c
25 December 1783 Services: Old Bath Fire-Office, Union Pssge, Bath - daily attendance (Markes Davis, sec). Agents, Mr Kemm (Chippenham); Mr Brookes (Melksham); etc.
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1783/1783 article:2 c
25 December 1783 Services: ## Old Bath Fire-Office, Union Pssge, Bath - in case of fire instant application must be made at Mrs Kingston's in Trim St where engines kept & firemen may be had. Keys of engine house in the Grove. Keys at the Office; Town Hall; the Night Watchmen; the Churchwardens & Sexton of the Abbey; Mr Moore's & Mr Trimnell's in the Grove, & at the engine-makers in Bridewell Lane (Markes Davis, sec).
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1784/1783 article:2 c
25 December 1783 Services: London Sun Fire-office at John Smith, wine- merchant, 6 Westgate Bldgs, Bath - premiums due Christmas Day to be paid on 26 Dec or within 15 days of 25th Dec, & be prepared to pay duty of 1s 6d/ every ú100.
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1785/1783 article:2 c
25 December 1783 Livestock: bay mare hired by a young man well-known in Bath hired on 3 Dec, not returned. Man will be named in advert if he does not return horse in within 14 days of 24 Dec. If horse with any innkeeper, please send her to John Bellis at Messrs Wingrove's, brewers in Bath
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1786/1783 article:2 c
25 December 1783 Leisure: New Assembly Rooms - tomorrow being Christmas Day, the Cotillon Ball will now be held on Sat 27 Dec (Wm. Dawson, MC, Bath, 24 Dec)
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1787/1783 article:3 c
25 December 1783 Visitors: arrivals in Bath - Duke of Devonshire, Lord Fred. Cavendish, Lord Welles, Count Cronsledt [sic], Countess of Berkley, Sir John Stapylton, Sir Wm. Draper [NOTP]
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1788/1783 article:3 c
25 December 1783 Fashion: Hend, hairdresser (from Mr Niermont's, Queen Ann St East, London) at Mr Elliott's in Green St, Bath for the season
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1789/1783 article:3 c
25 December 1783 Marriages: Mr John Fielder, builder, to Miss Ann Shaw, of Bath, at the Chapel in the Square on Sunday [21 Dec]
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1790/1783 article:3 d
25 December 1783 Deaths: Mrs Whitchurch, wife of G. Whitchurch, esq., of Frome, after a long illness, on Mon se'nnight
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1791/1783 article:3 d
25 December 1783 Deaths: Robert Radclyffe, esq., of Foxdenton, Lancs., at his house in Edgar Bldgs, Bath on Wed
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1792/1783 article:3 d
25 December 1783 Deaths: Wm. Madden, esq., suddenly on Sat. [NFD]
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1793/1783 article:3 d
25 December 1783 Deaths: Lt. Axford of the Somerset Regt, after a short illness on Sunday [NFD]
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1794/1783 article:3 d
25 December 1783 Deaths: Abel Dottin, esq., of English, Oxfordshire, after a long & painful illness, on Monday [22 Dec]
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1795/1783 article:3 d
25 December 1783 Notices: Cmssnrs for paving, cleaning, etc., of Bath City & Liberties request that householders, etc., do not encourage night watchmen, lamplighters & scavengers to solicit a gratuity under the pretence of a Christmas Box or New Year's gift
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1796/1783 article:3 d
25 December 1783 Leisure: Theatre Royal Bath - Fri, "Jane Shore" with rope-dancing & tumbling, & with "the Inchanted Wood"; Sat, "She Stoops to Comquer" with "the Lying Valet"
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1797/1783 article:3 d
25 December 1783 Music: New Assembly Rooms - Mr Fischer's concert in the Great Room on 31 Dec; vocalists Miss Cantelo & Mr Rauzzini. Act 1 inc Haydn's oratorio, "Ye Sacred Priests" from Jeptha, Bach, etc; Act 2, inc. Purcell's" Fair Silent Shades", Bach, & a concerto for 2 oboes, etc. Tickets 5s from Mr Fischer at Mr Bull's Lansdown Rd; etc
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1798/1783 article:3 d
25 December 1783 Science: Mr Donne's Lectures on "Electricity & Airs" begin in a room at Mr Huntley's, cnr Union Pssge & Stall St on 26 Dec at 12 noon. Continue on Sat 27 Dec, Mon 29, Tue 30 & Wed 31 Dec. 5 lectures ¢ guin, single lecture 2s 6d
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1799/1783 article:3 d
25 December 1783 Politics: His Majesty requested Lord North & Mr Fox to render up their Seals of Office as Rt Hon Secs of State as H.M. no longer had any occasion for their services
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1800/1783 article:4:00 AM
25 December 1783 Travel: original post-coach from Castle Inn nr St. Michael's Church & White Lion, Market Pl, Bath morning [no time] exc Sun to Exeter, 4 inside at 12s. Performed J. Hulbert (Bath) & J. Whitmore & Co. (Devizes)
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1801/1783 article:4 c
25 December 1783 Travel: post-coach from White Hart Inn & Tavern, Stall St, Bath daily exc Sun at 4am to London; & in 2 days Mon, Wed Fri at 8am
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1802/1783 article:4 c
25 December 1783 Travel: post-coach from White Hart Inn & Tavern, Stall St, Bath daily exc Sun at 5am to Exeter & Plymouth; on Wed & Sat at 6am to Oxford; on Mon, Wed & Fri at 6am to Weymouth
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1803/1783 article:4 c
25 December 1783 Travel: coach from White Hart Inn & Tavern, Stall St, Bath on Mon, Wed & Fri at 10pm to Gosport & Portsmouth; coach on Wed & Sat at 8am to Salisbury; coach daily exc. Sun at 10am & 4pm to Bristol.
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1804/1783 article:4 c
25 December 1783 Travel: post-coach from Three Tuns Inn, Stall St, Bath daily exc Sun at 4am to Swan with Two Necks, Lad Lane, London, fare ú1 6s; post-coach at 4am to Exeter. Performed by W. Bond, P. Taylor, J. Williams & J. Dover (Bath)
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1805/1783 article:4 d
25 December 1783 Travel: post-coach from Lamb Inn, Stall St, Bath [?? daily exc. Sun] at 4pm to Gerrard's Hall Inn, Basing Lane, London
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1806/1783 article:4 d

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