History

Petersfield (1727-1799)

Petersfield is a town on the main road between Portsmouth and London in the county of Hampshire. It is 18 miles North of the port of Portsmouth and 58 miles South of London. In the 1700 & 1800's it was an important coaching and market town. Before the Reform Act of 1832 it was one of the "rotten boroughs", where the parliamentary representative of the borough was elected by a very small number of the residents. Only householders and landowners were permitted to vote, and their vote could easily be 'bought' by the person standing for parliament. In Petersfield, the family that controlled the seat was the Jolliffe family. It was Sir William Jolliffe who commissioned the statue of William III on horseback in the 1750's, and it was erected in front of Petersfield House, his residence. This house was in the area between what is now St Peter's Road and the High Street, opposite where the old Police station used to be (now Petersfield Museum). Further information about Petersfield and the statue of King William III HERE.

I have used the British Newspaper Archives to research anything that happened in the area of Petersfield from 1727 to today, and show some of the results below. I have included a few of the advertisements for interest and have highlighted those entries that are more significant, especially where the Jolliffe family are concerned and where the story of the "Rotten Borough" is concerned. I have added a light brown background to all the extracts having to do with the Rotten Borough. I have added a light blue background to those extracts to do with the tragic events for Admiral Byng. I have added a pale pink background to some of the extracts involving the Jolliffe family. I have also outlined in red some of the "most interesting claims" of advertisements of the time!

All entries from 1727 to the end of 1799 are on this page.

1727

3-Mar-1727
The Caledonian Mercury, Midlothian, Scotland

Last Night the Committee for Elections sate upon that for Petersfield in Hampshire, between Mr. Sergeant Miller Petitioner, and Joseph Taylor Esq; sitting Member; and after some Debate in Relation to the Conduct therein, of spleeting and admitting Votes, which increased the Number almost double, the Question was put and carried by about 30 Votes, That the Right of Elections was only in the Free holders, and such Tenements as are builded on ancient Foundation in the Burgh; and that Mr. Gibbon the Lord of the Mannor, has no Right by his Quit-Rents, to multiply Votes. And the Committee are to proceed on Monday, to qualify or disqualify accordingly.

18-Mar-1727
Ipswich Journal, Suffolk, England

From Stanley’s News-Letter, March 21
Last Night the Committee of Elections voted Mr. Taylor duly elected for Petersfield, on a Division 44 against 41.


6-May-1727
Ipswich Journal, Suffolk, England

Portsmouth, May 3.
A Gentleman of Hammersmith, Whose Affairs had call’d him to Petersfield, which being but a small Ride from this Place, had a mind to see it, and on Friday last in the Morning he set out from thence; but at his entering the Forrest of Deer, he met with two well dress’d Persons on Horseback, who told him they were going to Portsmouth, and should be glad of his Company: He took them for Gentlemen, so they rid on together; but alas he soon found his Mistake; the Rogues discovering him to be a Stranger to that Road, they led him to a By Part of the Forest, where they robb’d him of Seven Guineas and Two Broad Pieces; and afterwards turn’d his Horse loose and were going to bind him to a Tree; but he mov’d their Pity by telling them he might starve there perhaps before any one would come to his Assistance; so they gave him a Shilling to drink their Healths, and then left him. In the Afternoon he came here, and related the Fact to one of our Justices, who immediately dispatch’d Hue and Cries after them; but the Villains are not yet taken. There have not been such Robbery committed in the Place for many Years past.


1730

24-Dec-1730
The Caledonian Mercury, Midlothian, Scotland

London Dec. 17
Letters from Winchester say, That Sir Simon Clarke, Bart. And one who says he was a Lieutenant of a Man of War, were last Week committed to Jail there, being charged with two Robberies on the Highway, near to Petersfield in Hants, and taking 12 sh. From one Man, and 26 sh. From another: The last Countryman they robbed, pursued them to Petersfield, and took ‘em at an Alehouse drinking; and they not thinking they were pursued, sate in a public Room, which shews they were but Beginners. The unfortunate young Baronet is about 24 Years old, of an ancient Family in Warwickshire, descended from Anchnel de Woodchurch, whose Son was Constable of the Tower of London, &c. during the Days of King William II. From whom descended Sir Simon de Woodchurch, who attended K. Edward in the Scots Wars; and by marrying Susan, Daughter and Heir of Henry le Clarke, and acquiring a large Inheritance, he assumed the Name of Clarke, which his Family continued. From him, after several Generations, descended Sir Simon Clerk of Salford, created a Baronet by K. James I. 1617. He married the Daughter and Coheir of John Alderford of Abbots-Salford in Warwickshire, where he purchased the Mannor of Salford, &c. The Estate of the Family (near 2000l. per annum) was sold by the Grandfather of the present Sir Simon; and he being left by his father very poor, was obliged to go to Sea in the 1726; and since his Return being in very low Circumstances, mere Necessity drove him to this rash Action. He is said to be a Person of good Understanding; and ‘tis almost impossible to describe the Affliction and Agony his Misfortunes have brought him to. He is very poor in Winchester Jail; and ‘tis hoped, from the Antiquity of his Family, the Services they have done the Publick, the Misfortunes he has suffered, and it being the first Fact he has been charged with, some generous Person will be moved to assist him.


1734

4-May-1734
Ipswich Journal, Suffolk, England

LONDON, May 7.
 MEMBERS chosen for the ensuing Parliament since our last list. N.B. Those marked * were not in the last Parliament for the same Place.
Petersfield
  * Sir William Jolyffe, Baronet,
  * Phillip Gibbon, jun. Esq;

11-May-1734
Newcastle Courant, Tyne and Wear, England

Members chosen for the ensuing Parliament.
Petersfield
  Sir William Jolyffe, Knt.
  Edward Gybbon, Esq;


19-Nov-1734
The Caledonian Mercury, Midlothian, Scotland

Lady Louise Renee de Penencouet, Duchess of Portsmouth, Countess of Farnham, and Baroness of Petersfield, was by the intercession of K. Charles II. with Lewis XIV. put in Possession of the Territory of Aubigny in France, which by the Death of Esme Stuart, Duke of Richmond and Lenox, had reverted to the Crown, and now falls to the Duke of Richmond her Grandson.

23-Nov-1734
Newcastle Courant, Tyne and Wear, England

On Monday night last, an Express came from France to the Duke of Richmond’s, with an Account of the Death of the Lady Louise Renèe de Penencouet, Duchess of Portsmouth, Countess of Farnham, and Baroness of Petersfield in the County of Southampton; and Duchess of Aubigny in France, in the 86th Year of her Age.


1736

7-Feb-1736
Ipswich Journal, Suffolk, England

BAGNALL’s News
The following Account of the CONTROVERTED Elections may save the Reader some Trouble.
….
Petersfield   Norton Powlett, Esq;


25-Mar-1736
The Stamford Mercury, Lincolnshire, England

A LIST of the: Knight Commissioners of Shires, Citizens, and Burgesses, of this present Parliament
Sir William Jolliffe, Bart.
Edward Gibbon, Esq;


1739

1-Jul-1739
The Scots Magazine, Midlothian, Scotland

An exact LIST of the Members of the House of Commons, who voted for and against the Convention with Spain
The names of those who were absent.
Joliff, Sir William, Petersfield

1741

28-May-1741
The Derby Mercury, Derbyshire, England

From the St. James’s Evening-Post, May 23
LONDON, May 16
The following Gentlemen are chosen Representatives in Parliament, for the Places undermention’d; viz.
Nich. Fenwick, Esqrs, Petersfield


4-Jul-1741
Newcastle Courant, Tyne and Wear, England

A List of the Members chosen for the ensuing PARLIAMENT. Those in this Character are such as supposed to be on what is called the COUNTRY INTEREST. Those distinguished with this Mark *, are new MEMBERS.
PETERSFIELD
Francis Fane, Esq.
* John Jolliffe, Esq.


1743

4-Mar-1743
The Scots Magazine, Midlothian, Scotland

A List of the Members who voted for and against taking the Hanover Troops into British pay, Dec. 10. 1742
Jolliffe, John, Petersfield


1745

8-Mar-1745
The Derby Mercury, Derbyshire, England

From Wye’s LETTER, March 12.
…. Also the Bill touching the Elections of Knights of the Shire; and relating to Charities given by William Churcher, Esq; for the benefit of Petersfield in Hampshire.


1746

4-Oct-1746
Newcastle Courant, Tyne and Wear, England

Last Week the University of St Andrews in Scotland, conferr’d a Degree of Doctor in Physick on Browne Langrish, of Petersfield in Hants, Esq; in Consideration of the great Pains he hath taken in making Experiments to improve the Medical Art.


1747

27-Jul-1747
The Derby Mercury, Derbyshire, England

Members returned for the ensuing Parliament
Borough of Petersfield, John Jolliffe, and William Conolly, Esqrs.


1748

8-Jul-1748
The Derby Mercury, Derbyshire, England

LONDON, July 7.
Last Saturday ….
The same Day Mr. George Ardent, Clerk to Mr. Shewell, a Brandy Merchant in Ratcliff Highway, was robbed and murdered by two Footpads on Brunsdon Common in Hampshire. They stopped him as he was opening a Gate, in order to go to Petersfield; and he refusing to deliver his Money, one of the Villains shot him in the left Breast, of which he languish’d some Hours.


30-Sep-1748
The Derby Mercury, Derbyshire, England

Extract of a Letter from Gosport, dated Sept. 25
‘Last week Mr. Gally, the Custom-house Officer, who was taken away in April last, by a Gang of Smugglers at Havant in this County, several of which are now in Newgate, was found buried in the Sand in Rake Forest; and the next Day the Body of Mr. Chartres, who gave Information of the Gang, was found in a Well in Lady Holt’s Park near Petersfield, without his Head, and several large Stones, Logs of Wood, &c. supposed to have been thrown down upon him. The Body of the former was so putrified, that he was known only by his Cloaths, &c.’


1749

9-Mar-1749
The Derby Mercury, Derbyshire, England

LONDON, March 10.
On Wednesday Night died, at his Lodgings in Russell-street, Covent-Garden, in the 85th Year of his Age, Sir William Joliffe, Bart. Formerly an eminent Turky Merchant of this City, many Years Governor of the Bank, and one of the richest Commoners in England. We hear that the said Sir William has left his great Fortune to his Nephew, John Joliffe, Esq; Member of Parliament for Petersfield in Hampshire, and ----------- Joliffe, Esq; of Worcestershire.


14-Jul-1749
The Derby Mercury, Derbyshire, England

Last Saturday Mr. Stewart of Gosport, and another Gentleman, were robb’d by a single Highwayman between Portsmouth and Petersfield of their Watches and Money: He was so closely pursued for some Miles, that he at last alighted from his Horse, and betook himself to the Woods, where his Pursuers were obliged to leave him. ‘Tis since said, that a Man has been found shot thro’ the Breast near the Place, which, according to Description, must be the Highwayman; so that in all probability he thought proper to be his own Executioner.

1750

8-Feb-1750
The Derby Mercury, Derbyshire, England

LONDON, February 9.
On Wednesday last two Highwaymen were taken near Petersfield, and were committed to the County goal.


1754

2-Jan-1754
The Scots Magazine

D E A T H S
Jan. 2. At Dublin, William Conolly, Esq; one of the privy council, and a member of the house of Commons of Ireland. He was also member for Petersfield, in the British parliament.

25-Jan-1754
The Derby Mercury, Derbyshire, England

A new Writ is sent to Petersfield in Hants, to elect a Member to serve in Parliament for that Borough, in the room of the Right Hon. William Conolly, Esq; deceased.


4-Feb-1754
The Scots Magazine


New Members: William Gerard Hamilton, for Petersfield; … in the room of William Conolly, …, deceased.


12-Apr-1754
The Derby Mercury, Derbyshire, England

The late Thomas Wilson, Esq; who died not long since, at his Seat near Petersfield in Hampshire, has, we hear, bequeathed an Estate of 500l. per Annum, exclusive of a very considerable Legacy, to Thomas Bettesworth, Esq; Son of Mr. Arthur Bettesworth, a late eminent Bookseller of this City; and upwards of 40,000 l. to the Right Hon. Henry Legge, Esq; Chancellor of the Exchequer.


6-May-1754
The Scots Magazine

A list of the house of Commons.
The figures before the members names, shews for how many parliaments they have been elected. l and figures after their names, signifies that such members were in the last parliament chosen for the place so numbered.
An n put after the names of those that were not in the last parliament.
A W. is annexed to the places in Wales; and a C. to the Cinque ports.

191. Petersfield, Hamp.
2 William Gerard Hamilton
2 Ald. W. Beckford & 143 l 219
 (143 = London, Middl. & 219 = Shaftsbury, Dors.)


10-May-1754
Derby Mercury

We hear that Sir John Phillips, one of the late Candidates for Bristol, will be chosen for Petersfield in Hampshire, in the room of Alderman Beckford.


21-Jun-1754
Derby Mercury

LONDON, June 20.
William Gerard Hamilton, and William Beckford, Esqrs. Members for Petersfield in Hants, have presented that Corporation with the Sum of 400 l. to be laid out in new paving the Town, which has been for some Time past much out of Repair.


25-Oct-1754
Derby Mercury

Elected for two Places

William Beckford, Esq; for London and Petersfield.


14-Dec-1754
OXford Journal

Sir John Phillips, of Picton-Castle, Bart. Is elected Member of Parliament for Petersfield in Hampshire.


1755

15-Nov-1755
Oxford Journal

A few Days since as Sir John Phillips, Member of Parliament for Petersfield, was going in his Yatch from Milford Haven to Bristol, he was thrown overboard by the Boom: A Sailor immediately jumped into the Sea and preserved him from drowning, but he continues very ill from the Blow he received.


1756

30-Apr-1756
Derby Mercury

On Friday William Gerrard Hamilton, Esq; was re-elected Member of Parliament for Petersfield, in Hampshire, on his being appointed one of the Lords of Trade and Plantations, in the room of Francis Fane, Esq; Member for Lyme Regis, who resign’d


15-May-1756
Oxford Journal

S A T U R D A Y ‘ S  P O S T.
LONDON, May 14.
The Hessians are to be distributed at Chichester, Southampton, Winchester, Salisbury, Petersfield, Fareham, Havant, and other adjacent Towns and Villages, till they can encamp.


2-Aug-1756
The Scots Magazine

 Aug. 1756. Adm. Byng brought to Greenwich. Drollery.
ENGLAND
  A party of sixty horse of the Blues, arrived at Portsmouth Aug. 1. to guard Adm. Byng to London. They set out with him about half an hour after three in the morning of the 5th: but were met at Hilsley green, near Port-bridge, by a messenger, with an order for their return to Portsmouth; which they accordingly did. This was thought a very prudent step, as vast numbers of the populace were assembled in different gangs, extending as far as Petersfield, which is eighteen miles, and would have increased from thence to London. Above a thousand persons, prepared with pitchforks, clubs, &c. were assembled at one place, in hopes of paying their respects, says the Evening Advertiser. He set out again with his guard at three in the morning of the 9th, and arrived at Greenwich about four in the morning of the 12th. He came to the castle at Kingston about one o’clock in the morning of the day before, and set out thence between twelve and one in the morning of the 12th, passing through Clapham, Camberwell, Peckham, &c. So that they seem to have made the journey in the night-time. He is confined in an apartment adjoining to Greenwich hospital, properly guarded.
  Though the nation is highly incensed against this man, and seriously wish to see him exemplarily punished, several pieces of drollery have appeared.— Two of them follow. The first is founded on his letter to the admiralty. [294.]

By a general court of sailors, held the 29th of June 1756, at the Lion and Anchor in Wapping, it was determined, that Mr Bung, Chef d’Escadre in the Middle Seas, should be exemplarily punished for cowardice, and the reasons for such punishment be made public.
By order.  T. BOATSWAIN

  1. THAT he is highly guilty, for ordering the Deptford out of the line; as he ought to have taken all advantages to destroy the French, and not risked a battle on equal terms, when he could do otherwise.

  2. Because he did not lead the van, but gave the command, and his post of honour and danger, to his Rear Chef d’Escadre; whereas he should have led the van, and by example spirited on the other ships: which shews he did not intend any harm to the enemy.

  3. That he might have prevented his ships from being raked by the enemy, as he had the windward gage, but did not prevent it.

  4. That he suffered his own ship (according to his own words) to sustain the fire of the enemy for some time before he engaged his adversary.

  5. That we suspect this fourth article, because it is impossible for two capital ships to engage, without having a man killed or wounded.

  6. That it must be owing to ill conduct, for one single ship to put the whole line in disorder by only losing her fore-topmast; whereas it might have been repaired in a few hours.—N.B. What became of her bowlings, or had she any to her sails?

  7. As the enemy was not to be seen for five days after, he might have landed his forces, or at least peeped into Mahon; but as he did neither, we think he was afraid of meeting the enemy again off the mouth of the harbour.—But it seems it was not his fighting day.

  8. By this ill conduct he left the enemy masters of the seas.

  9. We look upon his account that the enemy sailed as three to one, to be a mistake, owing to a panic; because, if it had been true, they had it in their power, in the attempt they made, to have gained the windward gage, by eating us out of the wind.

  10. That it does not appear that Mr Bung intended any skirmish, if the French had not rudely begun firing upon his ships.

  11. That as the said Bung had the windward gage, he might have run close on board the enemy, and with his croud of sail becalmed them: the consequence would have been a victory, as their ships could not have edged away three feet in an hour.

  12. As he had thirteen sail of the line to the enemy’s twelve, and fifty-two guns more than they, he ought not to have acted as a Fribble, and more especially as Mahon was at stake.

  For these and many more reasons we expect he should be brought immediately to the gangway, to receive his reward for misdemeanours so malignant.

A letter from the committee of sailors to Admiral B—, at Spithead.

  Lion and Anchor in Wapping, July 10.
Please your Honour,

  The report of your arrival gives us much cheer; but to hear that you are jamm’d in the bilboes, seems as if the storm was coming. If your Honour had but grappled with Galissoniere, we think you might weather this hurricane.

  Do not be run aground by landmen; sooner stave your cargo, lighten your vessel [heart], pump out the bulge, weigh anchor, stand to sea, and let fly your ensigns [orders], that we may descry them; and if so be that we find you have obeyed them, why we will stand by you as long as a plank is left to swim on.— Zoons, let those founder who have rotten bottoms.

  If the fair weather sparks of Whitehall have anchored in foul ground, haul the wind, and sheer off with St George’s colours,and leave them to be brought to the jeers that deserve it.

  Take out the tompkin of your mouth, and fire away loud as thunder; that by the report all folks may hear that you have done your duty, executed your orders bravely, and behaved gallantly.

  Stand the deck till the clouds break, and let your honour and courage stick together like pitch, and so mayhap these sweet-scented jessamy folks may run their leaky vessels aground, and founder on cry land.

  Tack about, and leave them to be exposed to the climate, that they may be condemned as unfit for future service.

  If you find the storm so great as to disable you from carrying sail any longer, and obliged to quit the helm, why, fasten down your hatches, say a short prayer, and die like a man.

  I am, for the committee,

Your slave,

T. BOATSWAIN.


11-Sep-1756
Ipswich Journal

Two of the French prisoners who were upon their parole at Petersfield in Hampshire, made their escape from thence last week.


11-Oct-1756
Sussex Advertiser

LONDON, Oct. 9.

By Letters of the 6th Instant, from Petersfield in Hampshire we are acquainted, that on Friday the 1st Instant a French Slight-of-Hand Man, who had exhibited his Hocus Pocus Tricks for some Days, was in the Road to London detected in carrying off a Trunk belonging to the French Prisoners, in which were found several Letters, acquainting their Friends in France with a Design by them formed to make their Escape, which has occasioned their being sent to the Castle of Port Cæsar. Hocus pocus, for his better Security, was caged up in a Gerret, but by the Means of a Ladder brought by some other Prisoners, he play’d a slippery Trick, and made his Escape on Tuesday last.


24-Dec-1756
Derby Mercury

Extract of a Letter from a Master of a Ship, dated Bayonne, (a City of Gascony in France) Nov. 30, to his Friend in London.

Am still close confined in this Prison, as are all our Masters and Men without Distinction: Our Usage differs nothing from that of the worst Criminals in England, Irons only excepted. No one is permitted to speak to us without the Commandant’s Leave: Our Letters are all opened and read before they are deliver’d to us; and we are not allowed to purchase any Provisions or Necessaries from the Town’s People, but must take every Thing from the Commandant’s Mistress, who charges us at the Rate of 2 s. for what she buys in the Town for 6 d. The French Commanders, who are prisoners in England, write to their Friends in France, that they are close confined there, which is the Reason of our Confinement here; but you informed me in your last, that they were all at Liberty at Petersfield, and other Places, upon their Parole of Honour, and that two of them with a Surgeon had been advertised in the Papers for running away. It is evident that they have no Honour at all, or they would not have deserted, nor have propagated such a palpable Falsehood, which injures us extremely; for we humbly conceive we are entitled by the Law of Nations to the same good Usage here, as the French partake of in England, and as this is a National Concern, it ought to be truly represented. There have been built and fitted out in this Port, within these three Months, no less than ten Privateers, carrying from 16 to 24 Guns upon one Deck; and if there is not a Cartel of Exchange settled soon, I am afraid that many of our common Sailors, who are now above 200 Prisoners in this Castle, will be induced by Threats or Promises to take on in the Enemy’s Service, where they are offer’d great Encouragement.’


1757

4-Jan-1757
Leeds Intelligencer

The Road from hence to Petersfield has been and is throng’d with Coaches, Post-Chaises, Horsemen, &c. on account of the Trial. Many are oblig’d to go to Portsmouth as Evidences; but many more, as it is believed, out of Curiosity, by which means Portsmouth will receive great Benefit. The Lodgings are greatly advanced in the Price already, notwithstanding its Distance from London; but had it been at Deptford (as first given out) there would not have been many Journeymen Shoemakers, Taylors, &c. left in the City. The Curiosity and Attention of the ordinary People is so very great, that they would have left their Work on this Occasion. It is thought that the Loss of Calais in Queen Mary’s Reign, of the Brill in James the First, or of Dunkirk in that of King Charles the Second, could not make a greater (if so great) an Impression on true English Hearts, as the Loss of Minorca does at this very Time on every true Briton. So that to prevent Mobbing, and other bad Consequences, to have the Court held at this Distance was most certainly well judged.


12-Feb-1757
Oxford Journal

We are informed from Petersfield, that as the last two hundred impressed Men, which went from the Savoy, were marching for Portsmouth, an Officer of the Guards which escorted them, killed one of them; upon which the rest mutinied, and a great many of them got clear, and are since returned to London.


1-Nov-1757
Pue’s Occurrences

LONDON, October 27 and 29.

They write from Petersfield, that a considerable Number of the Land Forces employed in the late Expedition, who are quartered in Hampshire, are ordered to be ready to attend their Duty on the first Notice.


1758

10-Feb-1758
Derby Mercury

Extract of a Letter from Portsmouth, Feb. 6.
‘Notwithstanding the mild Measures taken by the Government to prevent the Desertion of the French Prisoners who have been indulged with their Parole of Honour, an effectual stop has not yet been put to it; two are lately gone from Petersfield; and four Lieutenants at Waltham had plann’d, and partly effected their Escape. Two were retaken at Alton, and the other two were stopp’d before they could get out of Waltham, and are all committed to Portchester Castle. A travelling Jew, who was their Conductor, is secur’d.
‘Mons. Rene Brisson, second Captain of the Prince de Soubise, (whose Desertion, and Return to England by Order of the French Court, has been already mention’d) made another Attempt for his Liberty. On Thursday last he with the Captain of a little Privateer of Dunkirk, found Means to bribe some of the Centinels at Portchester to favour their Escape; but as their Design was known to some of the Prisoners in the Castle, they communicated it to other Soldiers, who posted themselves at a proper Distance from, and out of Sight of those who had promised to render this Piece of Service to Brisson and his Friend, and in five Minutes after they descended the Wall; seized, and safely reconveyed them to the Castle. One Connor, who used to ride with the London Mail, and has been committed to Winchester Goal ever since the 20th September, is to take his Trial at the approaching Assizes, for assisting Brisson in his first Escape.’


28-Apr-1758
Derby Mercury

LONDON, April 29.
Last week some Officers taken in French Privateers, who were upon their Parole of Honour in and about Petersfield in Hampshire, deserted; but on strict search it was discover’d they were set forwards for London, and proper Persons soon traced them, and were informed where they were to land, which was at or near the Steel-yard in Thames-street; on which proper Application was made, that Persons might attend for their Landing, which was granted, and proved to have the desired Effect; for on Wednesday Night a Boat, in which were some, landed at the Steel-Yard, who were immediately secured and carried to the Tower Goal, one of whom, it is said, is the Captain of a Privateer that was fitted out to take the valiant Capt. Lockhart; and Yesterday it being suspected some more were secreted in the City of London, Application was made to the Lord-Mayor for Search-Warrants to find them, which were granted.


13-May-1758
Oxford Journal

LONDON, May 9.
The new secret Expedition, it is to be hoped, will discountenance that of last Year, by shewing that our Generals will act as well as our Statesmen can plan. It seems that a Blow is determined to be struck; for all nine Troops of Hussars, belonging to the nine Regiments of Horse, it is said will be incorporated in one Regiment, and are now preparing themselves to go upon this Expedition. The Flower of these Hussars is the Troop commanded by Capt. Lindesay, quartered at Maidenhead, where they have been practicing the Prussian Exercise; and, for some Days past, have been made to dig large Trenches, and leap over them; as also to take high Hedges, with a broad Ditch cut on the other Side; at which the Men were extremely alert. There was another Thing to be done, at which the men were somewhat intimidated; but their Fears were soon dissipated by the Example set them by their Captain, who, on Saturday last, swam upon one Horse over the Thames, from Shore to Shore, and upon another Horse back again at Maidenhead bridge, close to the ever memorable Field called RUNNEMEAD, or the FIELD OF COUNCIL, where the Great Charter of our Liberties was signed in the Reign of King John: We hope the Sight of that old sacred Spot of Freedom will inspire our Troops with true English Courage.—And the whole Troop of Ancram’s Hussars were Yesterday to swim the River, as their Captain had done before; and from thence were to march and encamp at Petersfield in Hampshire.—Lond. Even. Post.

25-May-1758
Caledonian Mercury

We hear that several French Prisoners of War who were permitted to reside on their Parole at Petersfield, in Hampshire, escaped from thence some time since, and were re-taken in London, from whence they also found Means to make a second Escape, but were again re-taken and conducted safely to close Confinement at Sisinghurst, in Kent; and several Persons who assisted them in those Attempts, and who were to convey them on board Ships, being also secured, are committed to Prison in order to be prosecuted for such Offence.



27-May-1758
Caledonian Mercury

Extract of a Letter from Portsmouth, May 21.
“On Saturday his Grace the Duke of Marlborough reviewed the Light-horse at Petersfield, and the Day his Grace arrived here.


21-Jul-1758
Derby Mercury

On the 24th of April last deserted from Petersfield, where they were Prisoners on their Parole of Honour, Mons. Claude Veron, of Bourdeaux, late Captain of the Rostan, a Privateer of 24 Guns, and his second Captain, Mons. Antoine Lartigue; and also Mons. Francois La Vigne, second Captain of the Actif Privateer; they were assisted in their Escape by a publican of Godalmin, who, after receiving of them 12l. for his good Offices, betray’d them. They were retaken in London; escaped again, and were again retaken, and sent to the Castle of Sissinghurst in Kent, from whence they were brought under a very strong Guard to Winchester, in order to give Evidence against the said Publican, who was on Friday last indicted at the Assizes held before Mr. Justice Noell, for assisting his Majesty’s Enemies to escape; he pleaded guilty, and is to be imprison’d two Years in Winchester Goal.

22-Jul-1758
Oxford Journal

On the 24th of April last deserted from Petersfield, where they were Prisoners on their Parole of Honour, Mons. Claude Veron, of Bourdeaux, late Captain of the Rostan, a Privateer of 24 Guns, and his second Captain, Mons. Antoine Lartigue; and also Mons. Francois La Vigne, second Captain of the Actif Privateer: They were assisted in their Escape by a publican of Godalming, who, after receiving of them twelve Pounds for his good Offices, betray’d them. They were retaken in London, escaped again, and were again retaken, and sent to the Castle of Sissinghurst in Kent, from whence they were brought under a very strong Guard to Winchester, in order to give Evidence against the said Publican, who was on Friday last indicted for assisting his Majesty’s Enemies to escape: He pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to two Years Imprisonment in Winchester Goal. The three French Officers were sent to the Castle at Porchester, where, probably, they will have Time allowed them to meditate on the essential Difference between giving, and duly observing, their Parole of Honour.


22-Sep-1758
Derby Mercury

Portsmouth, Sep. 21.
….
The same Day the Light Horse were disembark’d at the Jetty-Heads in the Dock-Yards. They were quarter’d a Night in the Garrison, and Common, and march’d the next Morning, six Troops to Southampton, Petersfield, Chichester, &c.

30-Sep-1758
The Ipswich Journal

 6. Extract of a Letter from Portsmouth, Sept. 21.
Several hundred Prisoners have been sent to Portchester Castle from on Board the Ships from Louisbourg.
Tuesday the Troops were disembarked at Cowes, and marched to the Camp near Newport, where they are to wait Orders (it is said) to prepare for another Expedition.
The same Day the light Horse were disembarked at the Jetty-Heads in the Dock-Yards; they were quartered at Night in the Garrison and Common, and marched the next Morning, six Troops to Southampton, Petersfield, Chichester, &c.


6-Oct-1758
Derby Mercury

COUNTRY NEWS
Portsmouth, Oct. 3. Monday Morning, at Three o’Clock, the Camp broke up in the Isle of Wight, and several Regiments marched to Cowes, and embark’d for South-Sea Common, where they are to encamp before they march to Quarters; but the Wind and Tide being against them, they did not arrive here till late in the Evening, so that the Troops did not get on Shore till Eight or Nine o’Clock. There are but four Regiments, and they are to march this Day for their respective Quarters. Lord Loudoun’s marches for Canterbury, and encamps all the Way. The 1st Day they were at South-Sea Common, the 2d they were to go to Petersfield, the 3d to Godalmin, the 4th to Ripley, the 5th to Wimbleton, and 6th to Blackheath, where it’s tho’t they will halt two Days, and be cloath’d.


6-Oct-1758
Derby Mercury

Yesterday a Troop of Sir Charles Howard’s Regiment of Horse, and a Troop of General Bland’s, which have been out in the late Expeditions upon the Coasts of France, marched through the City from Petersfield, in their Way to Yarmouth, where they are going into Winter Quarters.


7-Oct-1758
Oxford Journal

Extract of a Letter from Portsmouth, Oct. 3.
“Monday Morning at three o’Clock the Camp broke up in the Isle of Wight, and several Regiments marched to Cowes, and embarked for South-Sea Common, where they are to encamp before they march to Quarters; but the Wind and Tide being against them they did not arrive here till the Evening, so that the Troops did not get on Shore till eight or nine o’Clock.
There are but four Regiments, and they are to march To-day for their respective Quarters. Lord Loudon’s marches for Canterbury, and encamps all the Way. The 1st Day they were at South-Sea Common, the 2d they were to go to Petersfield, the 3d to Godalmin, the 4th to Ripley, 4th to Wimbledon, and 6th to Blackheath, where it is thought they will halt two Days and be cloathed.”


12-Oct-1758
Caledonian Mercury

Wednesday, a Troop of Sir Charles Howard’s Regiment of Horse, and a Troop of Gen. Bland’s, which have been out in the late Expeditions upon the Coasts of France, marched through the City from Petersfield, in their Way to Yarmouth, where they are going into Winter-Quarters.


1759

20-Aug-1759
Caledonian Mercury

Left side of page missing

The two French sea captains, that were on their ??????? at Petersfield, Hants and lately made their ??????? from thence, are both taken and committed ???? ildford prison.

1760

2-May-1760
Derby Mercury

COUNTRY NEWS
Portsmouth, May 1. This Day the Tartar sailed into the Harbour to clean. She is very foul, having not been out of the Water these four Years.
This Day the second Battalion of Buffs march’d to South-Sea Beach from Petersfield, and embark’d for the East-Indies, except one Company, which came into the Garrison.


1-Aug-1760
Derby Mercury

BANKRUPTS.
R. Maberley of London Druggist,
John Radhams Streaton, of Norwich, Merchant,
John Gibson, of Petersfield, Innholder.


2-Dec-1760
Manchester Mercury

LONDON, November 25.


By another Letter from Portsmouth we have Advice, that the third Battalion of the first Regiment of Foot-Guards was marched from Petersfield, where they have been Encamped for some Weeks, for Portsmouth, in order to Embark on Board the Transports immediately, to go on the intended Expedition.


1761

3-Jan-1761
Ipswich Journal

-24. Sir John Phillips, Member of Parliament for Petersfield, lies dangerously ill of a Mortification in his Leg, at Oxford.


28-Mar-1761
Oxford Journal

By a Person lately come to Town from Alton we are informed, that there is now no Accommodation for Travellers there; the Keepers of two large Inns, as well as the inferior Publicans, have pulled down their Signs and thrown up their Licences; the additional Duty on Beer, and the great Expence of quartering Soldiers, being a Burthen too grievous for them to support.—The same is the Case at Petersfield.


6-Jul-1761
The Scots Magazine

A list of the house of Commons


191. Petersfield, Hamp.
John Jolliffe
Richard Pennant

24-Oct-1761
The Ipswich Journal

PORTSMOUTH, Oct. 23. Yesterday arrived at Spithead the Happy Sloop, Capt. Bromedge, with the Baltimore, and thirteen Transports under their Convoy for the Downs.
The same Day Lord Cavendish’s Regiment marched from Petersfield to the Barracks at Hilsey, instead of the Militia, which marched out to do Duty elsewhere.


1762

30-Oct-1762
Oxford Journal
P O R T N E W S

Extract of a Letter from Portsmouth, Oct. 26.
 “On Sunday last no less than eighteen People came here from Petersfield to be dipped in the Salt Water, being bit by a mad Dog.”


1763

23-Sep-1763
Derby Mercury

A few Days since one Murray, belonging to the Levant Frigate, in Company with a Corporal of Marines, was found with his Throat cut in his Lodgings, at a Place called Lippock, eight Miles from Petersfield, with his Breeches under his Pillow; his Companion was taken up on Suspicion of being concerned in the Murder, but no Proof appearing against him, he was discharged.


24-Oct-1763
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
E S C A P E D,

Tuesday the 27th Day of September, 1763, from Fisherton Gaol, in the County of Wilts,
WILLIAM KNELLER, of Clandfield, near Petersfield, in the County of Hants, (who was convicted of Felony at the last Assize, at Salisbury, and received Sentence of Death, but afterwards respited for Transportation), about 28 Years of Age, about five Feet eight Inches high, a thin pale faced Man, little Beard, picked Nose, and something of a black Spot on the right Side thereof; had his own light brown Hair, commonly tied behind, lately belonged to the Hampshire Militia, remarkably active, and handy in all Sorts of Business, but of no particular Trade.
He made his Escape at Noon Day, with some Tools which he got from Carpenters and Stone-Masons, who were at Work in the Gaol Court, by sawing off a wooden Bar of a Window and plying an Iron one, he got into the Garden, and through the River, with an heavy Iron on one Leg. Had on a long Canvas Frock, white Flannel Waistcoat, with red Check Sleeves, and Canvas Breeches, with yellow Metal Buttons. He left the Saw he cut the Windows with, but took two or three of the Stone Masons Tools with him, in order to cut off his Irons.
Whoever will apprehend and secure him in any of his Majesty’s Gaols, so that he may be brought to Justice, shall receive a Reward of ten Guineas, and be immediately paid, with a great many Thanks, by me
     EDWARD HOLDAWAY, Keeper.


1764

23-Oct-1764
Newcastle Courant

Portsmouth, Oct. 8. We daily expect Leighton’s Regiment from Petersfield, to embark here for the islands of St Vincent and Tobago.


1765

22-Apr-1765
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
Speedily will be SOLD

The following Estates of Sir Thomas Ridge, late of Portsea, in the County of Southampton, Knight, Brewer, Distiller, and Wine Merchant, a Bankrupt.

An Estate situate at Langrish, near Petersfield, in the said County of Southampton; consisting of the Manor of Langrish, and the Farm and Lands thereunto belonging, and a Farm called Strood’s, contiguous to it.

An Estate situate at Mill Land, in the County of Sussex, about six Miles from Petersfield, and six from Midhurst; consisting of the several Manors of Deane and Rogate Bohunt, with the Mansion Hose, Farms, Lands, and Woods thereunto belonging.


16-Dec1765
Salisbury & Winchester Journal

  Last Friday was married at Bath Richard Pennant, Esq; Member of Parliament for Petersfield, to Miss Warburton, daughter of Gen. Warburton, and niece to the Dutchess of Argyle.


1766

11-Nov-1766
Leeds Intelligencer
D E S E R T E D

 From his Majesty’s 36th Regiment of Foot, commanded by Major General Peirson, on the 17th of October last, from Lieutenant Swinburn’s Recruiting Party at Petersfield; but inlisted at Leeds,
JOHN GELDARD, five Feet eleven Inches high, born in the Parish of Halifax, in the County of York, and by Trade a Collier; black Complexion, black or dark brown Hair, and brown Eyes; had on when he deserted, a scarlet Regimental Frock turn’d up with green, and a scarlet Waistcoat.
 Whoever apprehends the said Deserter, and shall secure him in any of his Majesty’s Gaols, and give Notice thereof to Captain Bannerman of the said Regiment, now recruiting at Leeds, shall receive Twenty Shilling Reward, over and above what is allowed by Act of Parliament.


1767

15-Jan-1767
Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
Extract of a letter from THORPMALL in Lincolnshire,

Dated Jan. 3.
By a gentleman arrived in town from Portsmouth we are told, that in many parts the roads are rendered impassable for wheel carriages by the great depth of snow, and the deep hollow, called the Devil’s-Punch-Bowl, on this side Petersfield, is filled with it in one place to the height of twenty fathoms.

24-Jan-1767
Newcastle Chronicle

  By a gentleman arrived in town from Portsmouth we are told, that in many parts the roads are rendered impassable for wheel-carriages, by the great depth of snow; and the deep hollow, called the Devil’s punch-bowl, on this side Petersfield is filled with it in one place to the height of 20 fathoms.
 Several arches of London-bridge are already stopt up by the ice.


8-Jun-1767
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
TO be SOLD by AUCTION,

AT Petersfield, in the County of Southampton, on Monday the 8th Day of June, 1767, at Three o’Clock in the Afternoon, at the House of the Widow Allen, bearing the Sign of the White Hart,
THE Estates of the late Sir Thomas Ridge, Knt. Situate at Mill-Land, in the County of Sussex, about six Miles from Petersfield, and two Miles from Liphook.
The Premises may be viewed at any Time before the Day of Sale, by applying to Richard Ridge, Esq; at Fyning, near Petersfield aforesaid.
For further Particulars enquire of the said Richard Ridge, Esq; or of John Ridge, of Stubbington, near Portsmouth, Esq; Thomas Hampton, of Petworth, Merchant; or William Augustus Bettesworth, of Portsmouth Common, Attorney at Law.


1768

11-Jan-1768
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
COUNTRY NEWS.

Bath, January 4.
The weather was extremely cold here last week, particularly on Thursday; the mercury in Fahrenheit’s thermometer, even in the Pump-room, stood at 16 degrees below the freezing point, and in the open air sunk down to 24 degrees below freezing; yet so short was the duration of this intense cold, that in less than 24 hours, the mercury rose from 24 degrees below freezing, and stood at 6 degrees, i.e. it was 18 degrees less in that space of time. Such an intense degree of cold, attended with so quick a transition, has not appeared in these parts for 14 years past. The mercury in the barometer, in this great cold, stood at 29.60. and during the above variation sunk down to 29.30. only, attended with a great fall of snow.

Portsmouth, Jan. 5. Last Saturday they were forced to put 15 horses to the machine to draw it up Butcher-hill, near Petersfield, and Gravel-hill, near the same place; and a poor man that came from Petersfield to assist the people of the machine, was found dead on his return the next day, having perished with cold.

14-Jan-1768
Stamford Mercury
Extract of a Letter from Portsmouth, Jan. 5.

“Last Saturday they were forced to put fifteen horses to the machine to draw it up Butcher-hill, near Petersfield, and Gravel-hill, near the same place; and a poor man that came from Petersfield to assist the people of the machine, was found dead on his return the next day, having perished with cold. The snow is so deep, and so intense the frost, the like has not been known in the memory of man; and ‘tis like to continue.”


2-May-1768
Caledonian Mercury
MEMBERS returned for the ensuing parliament.


Borough of Petersfield, William Jolliffe, of Petersfield, Esq; the Right Hon. Welbore Ellis.

2-May-1768
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
To be SOLD immediately.
At SHEET, near Petersfield, Hants,

The Estate in Fee of Mr John Bettesworth deceased, consisting of a good Dwelling-House, Barn, Stable, and about eight Acres of Arable Land, now let on Lease to Mr. John Aubrey.
For further Particulars enquire of Mr. James Penford, at Bishops Waltham, or of Mr. P. Barfort, Attorney at Law, of the same Place.


1-Aug-1768
The Scots Magazine

A list of the Counties, Cities, and Parliament-towns, in GREAT BRITAIN, and of the members chosen to represent them respectively in the 13th parliament of the united kingdom,
summoned to meet at Westminster May 10, 1768.
Those in Italic are added after the members returned, to show the opposition and poll.
* prefixed, Privy Counsellor.—W annexed, Wales.—C annexed, Cinque Port

    190. Petersfield, Hamp.

William Jolliffe, of Petersfield.
* Welbore Ellis.


1769

5-Sep-1769
Leeds Intelligencer
LEEDS, September 5.

A few days ago was married, at St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster, William Jollyffe, Esq; Member for Petersfield in Hampshire, to Miss Hylton, only daughter and sole heiress of the late Sir Richard Hylton, Bart. of Hylton Castle in the county of Durham


11-Nov-1769
Kentish Gazette
BANKRUPTS


John Meers, of Petersfield, Linen-draper.

13-Nov-1769
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
Speedily will be Sold by Auction

The Manor of Langrish, with the Demesnes and Appurtenances thereunto belonging, situated near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton, being Part of the Estates of the late Sir Thomas Ridge, Knt. A Bankrupt, deceased.
Due Notice of the Time and Place of Sale will be given in this and other Papers.
For further Particulars enquire of Mr. William Augustus Bettesworth, Attorney at Law, on Portsmouth Common, in the County aforesaid.


9-Dec-1769
Kentish Gazette

Yesterday John Joliffe, Esq; Member of Parliament for Petersfield in Hants, passed through this City, with his family, in his way to France.

1770

5-Feb-1770
Reading Mercury

  A new writ is issued out for electing a Member for Petersfield in Hampshire, in the room of Welbore Ellis, Esq; who has accepted of the place of one of the Vice Treasurers of Ireland.


2-May-1770
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
To be SOLD immediately.
At SHEET, near Petersfield, Hants,

The Estate in Fee of Mr John Bettesworth deceased, consisting of a good Dwelling-House, Barn, Stable, and about eight Acres of Arable Land, now let on Lease to Mr. John Aubrey.
For further Particulars enquire of Mr. James Penford, at Bishops Waltham, or of Mr. P. Barfort, Attorney at Law, of the same Place.


18-Jun-1770
Reading Mercury

  BY his Majesty’s most gracious letters patent, granted the 23rd day of May, 1769, to ANNE STILL, for her new invented springs to be fixed to a saddle to prevent being dragged in the stirrup.— …
These springs are to be had of the presentee, at No. 9, Windsor-street, Bishopgate Without, London; and of the following sadlers, viz. … Mr P?ntar, at Petersfield; …


3-Jul-1770
Leeds Intelligencer

  The late Lord Mayor was the son of Peter Beckford, Esq; of Jamaica, was born in that island; coming over to England young, he entered as a Commoner in Baliol College, Oxford, from whence he went to Leyden, and studied anatomy under the famous Albinus, and the practice of physic under the great Boerhaave; which studies being finished, he went for two years to Paris, where he closely attended the Hotel des Invalides, and was allowed, by all who knew him, to have made a considerable progress, both in the sciences and in several branches of medicine; but his father dying in 1730, he became possessed of so ample a fortune, as rendered the ordinary practice of a Physician unnecessary.
He was chosen Member of Parliament in 1747, both for London and Petersfield but preferring the former, he gave to the latter 400l. for paving the streets, as an acknowledgement of the honour conferred upon him. In 1753 he, at once, managed matters so, as to get himself elected for the city of London, and his brother Richard Beckford, a Counsellor at Law, to be returned Member for the City of Bristol, notwithstanding a strong opposition, and that Richard was in Jamaica, and could not attend; but he dying in 1756, the Lord Mayor became still more opulent by the increase of his brother’s fortune, which was reckoned to amount to 10,000l. per annum.
In 1756 he married Mrs. March, relict of Francis March, Esq; In 1758, he served the office of Sheriff, and gave such entertainments to the Judges, Serjeants, and Learned in the Law, at the end of every term, as astonished all who partook of them. In 1762 he was elected Lord Mayor of the city of London, notwithstanding his own earnest desire to be excused; and, during his Mayorality, gave four entertainments, perhaps the most magnificent since the time that Henry VIII, Charles V, Emperor of Germany, and Christian II of Denmark, dined at Guildhall. Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of York and Gloucester honoured him with their presence, on Lord Mayor’s-day. And during his Mayoralty at this time, his routs were elegant beyond description; that in March last cost him, it is said, above 10,000l.
During his residence in Holland, he contracted an intimacy with a beautiful young girl, the daughter of a Shop-keeper at Leyden, by whom he had a son. Upon the death of his father, he brought her over to England, and placed her in apartments suitable to his rank and fortune; and being obliged to go over to Jamaica, to settle his affairs, where he remained two years, upon his return home, with a design to marry his beloved girl, to his great mortification he found her with child by a Molatto boy, not then 16, whom he had left with her as a page. This so affected him, that his friends were afraid it would have cost him his life: He, however, provided handsomely for her, and sent her back to Holland. He had, besides, several other natural children, for all of whom he provided in a handsome manner.
He was great encourager of such as had the care of the education of his children, and gave liberally to the Ushers of the schools where they studied; and contributed also to every Charitable Foundation for the instruction of youth within the Bills of Mortality.
As a Magistrate, he was strict, but not severe; and laid it down as a maxim, never to suffer any person, when brought before him, to sign his confession, declaring, that the practice was barbarous and tyrannical: Of this, the case of Rice, the Broker who was executed April 1763, is a shining and illustrious example.
His immense fortune fixed him in a state of independence, and he was therefore generally in opposition to the Ministers and Secretaries of State. In Parliament his zeal carried him so far, as sometimes to speak upon things with which he was not thoroughly acquainted: However, his views were looked upon to be upright, and his intentions sincere. His conduct, of late, in presenting two Petitions to the Throne, desiring a Dissolution of the present Parliament, seems rather to have flowed from a conviction, that a Chief Magistrate ought to act according to the sense of the inhabitants, than from any opinion of his own that their Presentation would be attended with the desired effect.
In his diet he was exceeding moderate when by himself, notwithstanding the grandeur of his entertainments, to set off which, no manner of expence was spared.
He has left behind him one son by his Lady, a cousin to Lady Cathcart, now at the Court of Russia. The young Gentleman is about ten years of age, and under the tuition of Mr. Drysdale, a North Briton. He very much resembles his father in appearance, and the lineaments of his face. Time only can discover if he will imitate him in his conduct.


1771

22-Jul-1771
Reading Mercury

  WHEREAS Elizabeth the Wife of William Batt of Petersfield, Hants, has lately eloped from her Husband and has at several Times since her Elopement, conveyed away the major Part of his Household Goods, consisting of Beds, Silver Spoons, Silver Tea Tongs, Brass Candlesticks, a Tea Kettle, and Flat Irons, Sheets, Blankets and divers other Household Goods; these are therefore to forewarn any Person or Persons whatsoever from harbouring the said Elizabeth Batt, or receiving in Pledge or otherwise the said Goods, as they will answer it at the utmost Extremity of the Law. And the said William Batt gives this further Notice, that he will not be answerable for, or pay any Debts his said Wife may contract. Witness my Hand.
      WILLIAM BATT


1772

11-Feb-1772
Reading Mercury
The COMMONS.


  Ordered out a new writ for Petersfield, in Hampshire, in the room of William Jollyffs, Esq; made a Lord of Trade and Plantations.


23-Mar-1772
Hampshire Chronicle

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, at the Bell Inn, in Eastmeon, on Wednesday April the 1st,between the Hours of Eleven and One o’Clock, a Copyhold Estate of Inheritance held under the Bishop of Winchester, within the Manor of Eastmeon. A small Fine certain, payable on Death or Alienation.
  The Estate belongs to Mr. Edward Marnar, consisting of Arable, Meadow and Coppice Lands; and are situate in the Tything of Ashford in the Parish of Froxfield, near Petersfield.
  Please to Enquire of Farmer Silvester, near Froxfield Church, who will shew the Premises. The Court Day being April the 1st, the Purchaser may be immediately admitted.

30-Mar-1772
Reading Mercury

  A few days since was married, at the cathedral in Chichester, Mr. Jackson, surgeon, at Richmond in Surry, to Miss Downs, of Petersfield, Hants, daughter of the late Rev. Mr. Downs, of that place, and niece to the Rev. Mr. Downs, rector of West Wratting, in the county of Sussex.


17-Aug-1772
Reading Mercury

  TO be SOLD at Eastmeane, four Miles from Petersfield, Hants, A well built Brick House fit for a small Family: Consisting of a Hall, a good Parlour, Kitchen and Brewhouse, with other convenient Offices, and Lodging Rooms over them. Also a large Garden and Orchard contiguous. The above Premises are in the Tenure of Mrs. Long and are Copyhold of Inheritance held under the Bishop of Winchester, at the small annual Rent of 8s. and may be bought with or without three Acres of good Freehold inclosed Meadow in the same Parish.
  For Particulars, enquire of Mr. John Poynter at Petersfield, or of Mr. James Knapp, Merchant in Havant, Hants.
  To prevent any unnecessary Trouble, the Whole will be sold for 400l. the Copyhold by itself 250l. the Meadow will not be sold till the Copyhold is disposed of.

31-Aug-1772
Reading Mercury
Petersfield, Hants, Aug. 25, 1772

ANY Gentleman, regularly bred up and instructed in Chirurgery and Midwifery, may, by Application in Person or by Letter (Post paid) directed to John Langrish, as above, Chyrurgeon and Apothecary, be treated with touching his entering into Partnership with the said John Langrish, on very reasonable terms.


31-Aug-1772
Reading Mercury
Petersfield, Hants, Aug. 25, 1772

WANTED, Two Sacking Spinners and a Weaver, or a Dresser, at Petersfield in Hampshire. Any Letters, Post paid, will be answered by Thomas Blunt.
N.B. It will be a constant Seat of Work, for sober People.


7-Sep-1772
Hampshire Chronicle
H A M P S H I R E

 TO be LETT, and entered on at Michaelmas next, in one or two FARMS, as may be agreed on, SEVERAL LANDS in the Parish of Beriton, now and for many Years last past in the Occupation of the Owner. Containing upwards of five hundred and thirty-seven Statute Acres of Arable, and upwards of one hundred Acres of Meadow, Part of which is watered Meadow; all well inclosed, and adjoining to a large Tract of excellent Down for seventeen hundred Sheep. There are seven Statute Acres of Hop Ground now in high Perfection, with a large and new Hop Kiln and Malt-House, and several good Barns, Yards, and other necessary Buildings. One hundred and ten Statute Acres are preparing for sowing wheat. Two Miles distant from Petersfield, a good Market Town, one Mile from the Portsmouth Turnpike Road fourteen Miles from Portsmouth, ten Miles from Emsworth and Havant, both very considerable Ports for the Corn Trade, and fifty-six Miles from London.
 For particulars, enquire of Mr. Andrews, Attorney, at Petersfield.

21-Sep-1772
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D.

TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on Saturday the 26th Day of this instant September, at the Old White-Hart Inn at Petersfield, in the County of Southampton, in two Lots, the following ESTATES; viz.
  LOT 1.—A Messuage or Tenement, two Barns, a Garden, Orchard, and several Closes or Parcels of Arable and Coppice Land thereto belonging; containing in the whole, by estimation, 54 Acres (more or less); situate lying and being in the Parish of Froxfield, in the said County of Southampton, now in the occupation of Thomas Silvester.

  LOT 2.—Several Closes or Parcels of Arable and Coppice Land, containing, by Estimation, ten Acres (more or less); situate, lying and being, in the Tything of Ashford, in the said County of Southampton, now also in the Occupation of the said Thomas Silvester.

The whole is Copyhold of Inheritance, held of the Manor of Eastmeon, in the said County.
For further Particulars, enquire of Mr. Richard Andrews, Attorney at Law, in Petersfield aforesaid


2-Nov-1772
Hampshire Chronicle

    P E T E R S F I E L D, HANTS.
 WILLIAM BATT hereby gives Notice, that he has quitted his Business of a WATCH and CLOCK MAKER, and his Shop of GROCERY, to his Son, JOHN BATT; and he hereby begs Leave to return his most grateful Acknowledgements to those Gentlemen and Ladies who have favoured him with their Commands for many Years past: And the said JOHN BATT humbly requests the Continuance of those Commands his Father was kindly indulged with, as he will endeavour to merit them by all Means in his Power.


1773

25-Jan-1773
Reading Mercury

  TO be LETT and entered on immediately, An old-accustomed House, known by the Sign of the Anchor on Ramshill in the Parish of Sheet within Half a Mile of the Town of Petersfield, by the Side of the great Turnpike Road from Portsmouth to London, one of the pleasantest Situations in England. The House contains three Parlours, a Hall, Kitchen, Dining Room, and five Chambers; a Back Kitchen, good Stabling with two Rooms over it fit for Lodgings. The Whole will be let at a very reasonable Rent, furnished or unfurnished. Any Person that understands Gardening well, may meet with good Encouragement and will be particularly suitable to the Place. Enquire of John Chitty at Petersfield, Hants.
 An honest industrious Man with a small Capital, provided he has a Wife fit to manage such a House, will not be objected to.

25-Jan-1773
Hampshire Chronicle

  On Friday one Joseph Fisher, late a farmer’s servant, was apprehended on suspicion of stealing 25 ewe sheep, the property of farmer Francis Lavington, near Winchester. The offender was carried before the Hon. Tho. Woods Knollis, Esq; one of his Majesty’s justices of the peace for this county, and after a long examination discovered, that he stole them from Longwood Warren, and sold them at Petersfield fair for 15l. and spent the money, on which he was committed to the common goal, in order to take his trial at the next assizes. The sheep were ordered to be restored, as no sale can alter the property of stolen goods. The farmers therefore should be very cautious of whom they buy such small parcels of sheep, even at public fairs.


1-Feb-1773
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, JANUARY 30.

  The following prisoners have been committed to our Bridewell, viz. Thomas Woods, committed by the Rev. Mr. Bailey and Francis Hugouin, Esq. for running away and leaving his family a charge upon the parish of Petersfield.


15-Feb-1773
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
WINCHESTER, Feb. 13.

 We hear from Petersfield, that on Thursday the 4th inst. As some boys were sliding on a large pond near the town, the ice gave way, and one of them, the son of Mr. Alderman Patrick, fell in; one of his companions, who was the son of Mr. Alderman Brakestone, ran to his assistance, and fell in also, when they both struggled to assist each other for more than ten minutes, till young Brakestone went under the ice.------In the mean time, some of the other boys had gone to Mr. Patrick’s, who lived nearest to the place, and told him of this unhappy accident; on which he immediately came, with one of his servants, and the man jumped into the place where the boys lay, and endeavoured to get them out with a broom. He brought them both to the top, when young Patrick, who was almost spent, seized hold of his collar, and climbed up to his shoulder; but the other had not strength enough to preserve his hold, and again fell under.---The man, who was almost strangled by the weight of Patrick, fell also, and in order to save himself from being forced under the ice, beat the boy off from his shoulder, and by that means recovered himself. He then made another effort for preserving the young gentlemen, and at length threw Patrick out upon the ice, from whence he was carried home, and by the immediate assistance of Mr. Langrish, an experienced surgeon of Petersfield, he is since recovered; but Brakestone was not got out till near an hour after, and was then quite dead.—Another very singular circumstance is, that the servant, who had thus exerted himself to save the boys, was quite unable to get out afterwards, as the water was near 12 feet deep, and the ice broke with him as often as he attempted to get upon it, while an immense number of spectators stood round the pond, but none could give him any relief. A rope was then brought, and thrown in, with which and the broom he contrived to support himself a considerable time, till his brother came, with a boat, that had been frozen in, on the opposite side of the pond, and tried to pull him into it; but this proved impossible, for the weight of the man overbalanced the boat, and had nearly cost the brother his life also. From this distressful condition they were relieved by one Joseph Young, a taylor, who had just arrived at the spot, and resolutely threw himself in, and by mere strength brought the two brothers, and the boat, safe to land.—The situation of Mr. Patrick was also extremely affecting; for when he came with his servant, he ran into the water, breaking the ice all the way, till he was up to his chin; and when he found it was too deep for him to proceed, he continued in that posture, in the greatest anxiety and distress, beholding the many ineffectual attempts that were made before his child could be saved.—Young Brakestone was interred on Sunday evening at Petersfield church.—The loss of this young gentleman is the more to be regretted, as he had, on many occasions, given instances of his rising genius; and his natural disposition was such as could not fail of endearing him to every one.


15-Mar-1773
Hampshire Chronicle
PETERSFIELD WORKHOUSE.

 WANTED, a careful MASTER and MISTRESS, to undertake the Care and Management of the Workhouse of Petersfield aforesaid, in the County of Southampton, to be entered on at Easter next.
 Whoever this may suit, are desired to apply to the Church-Warden and Overseers of the Poor at Petersfield aforesaid.

22-Mar-1773
Hampshire Chronicle
SOUTHAMPTON, March 20.

 On Wednesday last as —— Brown, servant to a gentleman at Portsmouth, was on his journey home from Petersfield, he was attacked by three footpads, who forced him into an adjoin field, where they robbed him of eight shillings, and afterwards cut his throat, but fortunately missing his wind-pipe, he made a shift to crawl into the road, where he lay all night, and was found the next morning almost speechless. A gentleman in the neighbourhood, on hearing of the accident, sent for a surgeon, who sewed up the wound, and the man was then conveyed home.


19-Apr-1773
Hampshire Chronicle
T I M B E R

 TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on Thursday the 29th of this instant April, at the house of Mr. WILLIAM EAMES, the Sign of the Flying Bull, at Rake, near Petersfield, a small quantity of OAK, ASH, and BEECH, standing upon Reid Farm, in the parish of Lys, in the County of Hants, adjoin to the House of the said William Eames, and within a quarter of a Mile of the London Road to Portsmouth; consisting of about six Ton and a half of Oak, and about four Loads of Ash and Beech.
 N.B. A Person will attend in the Morning to shew the Trees. The Sale to begin at Two o’Clock in the Afternoon.


28-Jun-1773
Hampshire Chronicle

  His Majesty stopped at no place on his journey but at Petersfield, where a breakfast was prepared; all the bells of the towns through which he passed were rung on the occasion, and that two guineas and a half were given to the ringers at each place.

28-Jun-1773
Hampshire Chronicle
W A N T E D  I M M E D I A T E L Y,

  TWO HOUSE-PAINTERS; if they have been used to the GLAZING and PLUMBING BRANCH will be more agreeable.
  Enquire of John Chitty, Petersfield, Hants.
None need apply by good Workmen. Such shall receive good Encouragement.
June 25, 1773.


29-Jun-1773
Hampshire Chronicle
LONDON, June 26.

 Summary of what passed at Portsmouth on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday last.
 “Tuesday morning early the road from Godalming to Portsmouth was lined with country people, and from Petersfield the hills were not more discernible for their white chalk, than the red cloaks and Farmers frocks which covered them. At a quarter before ten, his Majesty, accompanied by an Officer, passed through Purbrook turnpike; he was saluted there by some guns from the house of Peter Taylor, Esq; on Portsdown-Hill; His Majesty’s chaise stopped for about five minutes, to take a view of the sea, which there opens to the eye on a sudden, and has a very fine appearance, giving it at once the Isle of Wight, a large extent of the coast, the whole harbour and town of Portsmouth, and an unlimited space of water to the beholder’s sight; near five thousand persons were placed on the hill to take a peep at the King; his pausing gratified their warmest wishes, and they returned their thanks by loud huzzas.
 ‘The King’s chaise was preceded from Petersfield by a coach in which the Master of the Horse rode with some other person of the household; a few Horse-Grenadiers accompanied his Majesty on the road; his equipage changed horses at Ripley, and at the mile-stone beyond Petersfield. About a quarter before eleven, he entered Portsmouth, when the guns on the walls were fired, and he was received with every military honour: his Majesty’s chaise drove immediately to the Commissioner’s yard, where the King staid till near one, when he went to the Governor’s house, received the Corporation in their formalities, and held is levee; as soon as that was over, he went into an elegant new barge and dined on board the Barfleur.
 “As soon as the King came into Portsmouth, the town was put under military discipline, the walls were shut, and persons on horseback, in carriages, or on foot were denied a passage through Lamport-Gates to the common. The town is exceedingly full, but many of the lodgings were unlet; and the reason is, the idea entertained of the extravagant demands of the townsfolk; they were at first in hopes to have gleaned a fat harvest, but they are now of necessity obliged to be moderate in their demands; a bed may be had for the whole week for a guinea. Many of the Nobility and persons of the first fashion are here, among others Lord North, Lord Sandwich, Lord Dartmouth, the Dukes of Devonshire, Leinster, Chandos, and Richmond; the Marquis of Kildare; the Lords Townshend, Palmerston, Despenser, Gower, Hertford, Upper Ossory, Geore Lennox, and Beauchamp; Sir Charles Frederick, Sir Jeffery Amherst, Sir George Warren, Sir Sampson Gideon, Sir William Burnaby, Sir John Lindsey, and Sir Matthew Featherston; the Hon. Mr. Montague, General Conway, General Hervy, and General Keppel. The water is now crowded with vessels of every size and dimension; the sight was beyond expression beautiful; the King is now going on board the Barfleur. At night the whole town was illuminated.
 ‘His Majesty stopt at no place on his journey to Portsmouth except at Petersfield, where a breakfast was prepared. All the bells of the churches in the towns through which he passed were rung on the occasion; and two guineas and a half were given to the Ringers at each place. The King’s horses lay on the road for him, and they were changed on the commons.
 “At the Levee on Tuesday, Mr. Carter, the Mayor, received the honour of Knighthood; and as soon as the King embarked at the Dock-yard in the forenoon, the chevaux de frize placed round the walls of Portsmouth, was opened, and the people were admitted there to view the progress of his Majesty’s boat, and the manœvres of the fleet; the passage through Rey Gates was left free. At five in the afternoon, his Majesty sat down to dinner on board the Barfleur, when several of the men of war fired their guns; about six he came down to his barge, and went round the whole fleet, each ship giving him 21 salutes, and manning their sails and rigging at the moment he passed; this sight was, from the shore (a distance of three miles) very pleasing; but to those who were in sailing vessels and wherries nearer the King’s barge, it was astonishingly satisfactory. About a quarter before eight his Majesty went on board the Royal yacht; and sailed up the harbour to the Dock-yard; South-sea Castle, Block-House Point, and the Platform of the fortifications of Portsmouth, saluted him with all their guns, as the vessel drew near. The noon and evening of Tuesday were exceedingly fine, and admirably well suited to give advantage to the splendour of the spectacle.
 “Wednesday morning the King was employed in viewing the Dock-yard, inspecting the several store houses, and riding round the Common, and the new intended fortifications. The boats of all the men of war came to the Point beach, at 11 o’clock, to escort his Majesty on board the Royal Oak, Admiral Spry, where his Majesty dined. Lord North, the Duke of Chandos, the three Admirals, the three senior Captains, and about four-and-twenty persons sat at dinner with the King on Tuesday. The Duke of Richmond had a vessel there, and a very elegant barge. Upon a moderate computation, there were at Spithead, and in the harbour, including the men of war, 500 vessels. For fear of imposition, an amazing number of Ladies and Gentlemen slept on board their pleasure boats. The sight of the vessels upon the water, during the King’s being aboard the ships, was one of the finest ever beheld, and would be an admirable subject for the pencil. –His Majesty, we hear expressed the greatest satisfaction at the operations of the fleet and the naval review.”
 The King set out from Portsmouth at three quarters after Six on Saturday morning, and arrived at Kew about two o’clock in the afternoon, in perfect health. [An authentic account of what passed during his Majesty’s residence at Portsmouth, will be given in our next.]
 His Majesty, during his stay at Portsmouth, settled 300l. per annum on the Commissioner and his Lady there, during their lives.
 It is said, that one of the Princes of the blood royal of France, accompanied the French Ambassador on Tuesday to Portsmouth, in order to be present at the grand royal naval review. A Correspondent informs us, that the reason why the Admirals Hawke, Saunders, and Keppel, did not go to Portsmouth was because they are not fond of Sham Fights


3-Jul-1773
Newcastle Courant

  “His Majesty stopt at no place on his journey to Portsmouth except at Petersfield, where a breakfast was prepared; horses lay on the road for him, and they were changed on the commons.

26-Jul-1773
Hampshire Chronicle
A True ANECDOTE

  SOME little time since, an Inn-keeper, not 30 miles distant from Petersfield, on paying his addresses to a brisk widow, (who had buried her husband but three weeks,) received for answer, that he was just a week too late, — This disappointed widower was determined not to be refused, on a second application of the same kind, provided an opportunity should offer. A short time after a brother Inn-keeper died, and left behind him a widow in a flourishing trade: this seemed to bid fair for the widower, as the thoughts of uniting with one of the same profession was a great inducement to him to make his suite without delay; he accordingly, in a few days after the burial was over, set off to pay his respects to the charming widow; but alas! So short sighted are mortals in pursuit of happiness, the poor disconsolate man received a second, and still more severe blow than the first, that he was just three days too late, as she had engaged herself to a young man in that neighbourhood, the very night of her husband’s interment.


29-Nov-1773
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE MILITIA

 At a General Meeting of the LIEUTENANCY of the said County holden at the Chequer Inn, in the City of Winchester, on Wednesday the 6th of October, 1773, before the Honourable Thomas Woods Knollis, Esq. Sir John Mordaunt Cope, Bart, and George Dacre, Esq., the following subdivision Meetings, and the second General Meeting, were appointed:


29-Nov-1773
Newcastle Courant

  MR. GOSNOLD’s Yearly BALL will be held at the Assembly-Room in Chichester, on Tuesday, November 30, 1773.
  The following Dances by Miss Russells’s young Ladies, Mr. Tireman’s young Gentlemen, and Mr. Joel’s. The Minuet, Louvre, Passepied, Allemande, Matloote, Cotillions, and Country Dances.—December the 9th his Petersfield Yearly Ball will be held at Mr. Wheatley’s, at the White Hart. The above mentioned to be danced by Mr. Figgs’s young Gentlemen, Mr. Wells’s, and the young Ladies and Gentlemen of Petersfield.


6-Dec-1773
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, December 4.

On Monday last an inquest was taken (by Mr. Lipscomb, coroner) at Petersfield, on the body of one Mr. Abraham Acworth, aged 19 years, who was killed by the overturning of a post-chaise, when the jury presented it accidental.—It is remarkable, that this young gentleman was the only son of a gentleman of fortune in London, and was going to Portsmouth with one Capt. Ommaney, for their pleasure, when going over Butser Hill, about four o’clock on Sunday Evening, in a narrow tract, the horses being somewhat untoward, this gentleman, fearing they should be overturned, leaped out of the chaise, which instantly fell upon him, fractured his skull, and killed him on the spot. The Captain was in the chaise, and received no hurt.

20-Dec-1773
Reading Mercury

  WHEREAS JOHN BARNETT of Liss, near Petersfield, Hants, did elope from his Wife and Family, on the 1st of August last and left them chargeable to the said Parish, and was taken on the 27th of last Month and eloped again on the 28th, and carried a Bundle with him: This is therefore to give Notice, that whoever will apprehend and secure the said John Barnett, and give Notice thereof to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Parish of Liss aforesaid shall receive a Reward of Two Guineas with reasonable Charges from us,
    WILLIAM ALDRED, Churchwarden.
    JOHN BONE, Churchwarden.
    JOSEPH COWDERY, Overseer.
    JOHN BRIDGER, Overseer.
  The abovesaid Barnett is about twenty-four or twenty five Years of Age, about five Feet six Inches high, lusty and well made, with black curled Hair, and rather thin in his Face, and has a remarkable Hole in the Front of his Under Teeth; had on when he went away a dark Surtout Coat, red Waistcoat, and Leather Breeches, and is supposed to follow the Husbandry Business.
  N.B. He was taken before at Hendon, and went by the name of John Parr.


1774

17-Jan-1774
Hampshire Chronicle

  ON Tuesday the 8th Day of February next, at One o’Clock in the Afternoon, at the House of William Richardson, being the Dolphin Inn, in Petersfield, in the County of Southampton.
  All those several Closes or Parcels of Land, called ASLATT’s or CARYLL’s, containing together thirty Acres, or thereabouts, situated at or near Durley Marsh, in the Parish of Rogate, in the County of Sussex, about four Miles from Petersfield, and now in the Occupation of Mary Budd or her Under Tenants.
  The Tenant will shew the Premises.
  For further Particulars, enquire of Mr. William Augustus Bettesworth, Attorney at Law, in College-street, on Portsmouth Common.

24-Jan-1774
Hampshire Chronicle
To be SOLD by AUCTION in One Lot,
[TIMBER included]

  ON Tuesday the 8th Day of February next, at One o’Clock in the Afternoon, at the House of William Richardson, being the Dolphin Inn, in Petersfield, in the County of Southampton.
  All those several Closes or Parcels of Land, called ASLATT’s or CARYLL’s, containing together thirty Acres, or thereabouts, situated at or near Durley Marsh, in the Parish of Rogate, in the County of Sussex, about four Miles from Petersfield, and now in the Occupation of Mary Budd or her Under Tenants.
  The Tenant will shew the Premises.
  For further Particulars, enquire of Mr. William Augustus Bettesworth, Attorney at Law, in College-street, on Portsmouth Common.


31-Jan-1774
Hampshire Chronicle

  JOSEPH EAMES, GROCER, TALLOW-CHANDLER, and SOAP-BOILER, in the Market-place, PETERSFIELD, (in the Shop late Mr. Heberden’s deceas’d) humbly solicits the Encouragement of his Friends in general, particularly the Continuance of the Favours of those who frequented the Shop in Mr. Heberden’s Time. He has disposed of all the Soap and Candles made by Mr. Heberden, and has now got both the above Articles of his own Make: He has likewise laid in a fresh Assortment of every Kind of Grocery.
  Those who confer their Favours on him, may depend on being served with the best of Goods, at the most reasonable Rates, and their Favours gratefully acknowledged.
    By their obliged and very humble Servant,

      JOSEPH EAMES.


1-Mar-1774
The Scots Magazine

  “Reading, March 19. The inhabitants of Hockley, in the neighbourhood of Petersfield, Hants, have for some days past been greatly alarmed by a gradual sinking of the earth. It was first perceived by a cottager, whose house is situated on the side of a hill, and I sunk very considerably. It is said, that several hundred acres in that neighbourhood are sunk several feet; and that the ground continued sinking on Sunday last.”

21-Mar-1774
Hampshire Chronicle

  A correspondent at Petersfield informs us, that near 60 acres of land at Hockley, in that neighbourhood, have given way, and sunk many feet from its foundation, whereby a house was thrown down, and several hedges and trees almost buried.


25-Mar-1774
Saunders's News-Letter
ENGLAND

Reading, March 19. The Inhabitants of Hockley, in the neighbourhood of Petersfield, Hants, have for some time past been greatly alarmed by a gradual sinking of the earth; it was first perceived by a Cottager whose House is situated on the Side of a Hill, and is sunk very considerably: it is said, there are several hundred Acres in that neighbourhood, which are sunk several Feet; and it is confidently affirmed, that some of the Lands are at least lowered fifteen Yards. The Ground continued sinking on Sunday last when our Correspondent came away.

25-Mar-1774
Hampshire Chronicle

  Friday se’nnight one Smith, a poor labouring man near 70 years of age, was found hanging in an out-house of Mr. Winton’s, at Burriton, near Petersfield, in this county.—It is thought the reason of his committing this rash action was owing to his having had scarce anything to eat for many days past.—A melancholy circumstance!


11-Apr-1774
Saunders's News-Letter

  Extract of a Letter from Petersfield, March 31.
 “Among the many surprising Events occasioned by the great Rains this Winter, I cannot omit to mention one in particular, of a very extraordinary Nature, that happened in the Parish of Hawksey; where a steep hanging Wood, growing on the Side of a Hill, slipped down 180 Yards, and left a perpendicular Rock, like one standing up in the Sea, sixty Feet high; the Ground in ten or twelve Fields below the Hill was sunk, and cracked in several Places; and a Farm-house and Cottage standing near it had the Walls rent asunder, which so alarmed the poor Inhabitants, that they ran out in the Middle of the Night in the utmost Consternation, for fear of being buried alive.”

29-Apr-1774
Saunders's News-Letter
DUBLIN, May 2.

  The Zachary Baily, Port Antonio, Rose, Admiral Kepple, Anna Maria, Beckford, Eagle, Ford, Petersfield, and Spencer, all from this Port, are arrived at Jamaica.


13-Jun-1774
Hampshire Chronicle
BANKRUPTS

James Stone, Sen. And James Stone, Jun. of Petersfield, in Hampshire, Victuallers, to appear July 8, at six Afternoon, July 9 at eight Morning, and July 16, at seven Evening, at the Anchor in Liphook, in Hampshire.

13-Jun-1774
Hampshire Chronicle

  ALL Persons indebted to the Estate and Effects of THOMAS HEBERDEN, late of Petersfield, in the County of Southampton, Grocer and Tallow-Chandler, deceased, are desired forthwith to pay the same to Mr. Andrews, of Petersfield, Attorney at Law, he being properly authorized by the Administrators of the said Thomas Hebberden to receive the same: And all Persons that have any Demand on the Effects of the said Thomas Hebberden, are desired to send an Account thereof to the said Mr. Andrews, on or before the first Day of July, 1774.


4-Jul-1774
Hampshire Chronicle

  TO be LETT, ready furnished, and entered on at Michaelmas next.
 BORDEN HOUSE, in Hampshire, three Miles from Petersfield, and 15 from Portsmouth and Winchester, with the Gardens, Coach-Houses, Stables, Pigeon-House, and other convenient Offices, Barn, Farm Yard, and about 16 Acres of Meadow, 13 Acres of Pasture, and 30 Acres of Arable Land, now in the occupation of Tho. Samuel Jolliffe, Esq.
 If the Tenant should be desirous of more Land, he may be accommodated with a Farm adjoining, of upwards of 130 Acres of Land, some of which is sowed with St. Foin.
 For further Particulars, apply to Lewis Buckle, Esq. in Queen-Square, Westminster; Mr. Sainsbury, at Mareland, near Farnham, Surry, or Mr. Tho. Blunt, at Petersfield.
 Farmer Richard Aldridge, or Langrish, near Borden, will shew the Lands.

18-Jul-1774
Hampshire Chronicle

  TO be LETT, and entered upon at Michaelmas next, That well-accustomed and establish’d INN, the RED LION, in Petersfield, now in the Occupation of James STONE, situate immediately on the Turnpike Road from Portsmouth to London.—The Premises are infinitely commodious, and in perfect Repair.
  For further Particulars enquire of, or write to, Mr. Richard Eyles, Junr. At Petersfield.—Some Land may be had at the same Time, if agreeable to the Tenant.


29-Aug-1774
Hampshire Chronicle

  TO be LETT, and entered upon at Michaelmas next, the MANOR FARM at Medsted, with the extensive Royalty, containing 476 Acres of Arable, Pasture, and Coppice Land. Medsted is four Miles from Alresford, seven from Alton, and eleven from Winchester.
  For further Particulars, enquire of Mr. Richard Eyles, Petersfield.


19-Sep-1774
Hampshire Chronicle

  TO be SOLD, a MESSUAGE, consisting of two Tenements, and Gardens thereunto adjoining, together with a Parcel of Meadow Land, containing about one Acre, situate in the Tything of Ramsdean, in the Parish of Eastmeon, in the County of Southampton, now in the several Occupations of John Batt and Henry Millard.
  For Particulars, enquire of Mr. Andrews, Attorney at Law, Petersfield, Hants.

23-Sep-1774
Derby Mercury
DIVIDENDS to be made to CREDITORS.

21.] James Stone the elder, and James Stone the younger, of Petersfield, in Hants, Victuallers, at the Anchor in Liphook, in the Parish of Bramshot, Hants


22-Oct-1774
The Ipswich Journal
LONDON, Saturday, Oct. 15.

Members returned for the New Parliament.

Petersfield, Sir Alex Hume and W. Jolliffe, Esq.


10-Nov-1774
Stamford Mercury
Extract of a Letter from Petersfield, dated Oct. 30.

 “On Friday last being the day appointed for a ball given here by the Hon. Captain Luttrell, a very large body of the independent freeholders and inhabitants on horseback, with favours in their hats, assembled four miles off (on the road leading from the Captain’s country seat) to meet him and his company; twenty-four men dressed in white jackets, black velvet caps, and pink scarfs, with a like number in white caps, and anchor thereon, and white bands, accompanied by a groupe of select musicians, attended the procession with frequent cheers, and well-timed chorus, ‘Britons never will be slaves.’ The horses were then taken from Captain Luttrell’s carriage, and he was drawn into town amidst the acclamation of above 2000 people, ringing of bells, &c. &c. The Captain was accompanied by the carriages of most of the neighbouring gentry, who emulous to demonstrate on this occasion their attention to their friend, and to the glorious cause in which he was embarked—that of rescuing an ancient and very respectable Borough from the fetters of tyrannic usurpation. After the ball (which was the most brilliant ever remembered in Petersfield) an elegant supper was served up to above 150 persons, who retired in the greatest good humour and cordiality. The day following, Captain Luttrell gave a large turtle and a genteel entertainment to the independent freeholders, who continue to espouse his cause with that zealous attachment which results from a true sense of the Captain’s intentions, and a proper feeling for their own situation. Captain Luttrell (in a speech that carried with it great propriety and spirit) pledged himself, under their auspices, to urge with the utmost efficacy the petition against the returned Candidates.”


2-Dec-1774
Derby Mercury

  A List of MEMBERS Returned for the NEW PARLIAMENT, summoned to Meet for the First Session, on Tuesday, the 29th of November, 1774; in the Order they are called over in the House.

 SOUTHAMPTON
 Petersfield  Sir Abraham Hume, William Jolliffe, Esq.


7-Dec-1774
Kentish Gazette
DIVIDENDS to be made,

  James Stone the Elder and James Stone the Younger, late of the borough of Petersfield in the county of Hants, Victuallers and Partners; on the 21st of December inst. At one in the afternoon, at the house of Joseph Bradley the Anchor, in Liphook in the said county of Hants.

9-Dec-1774
Derby Mercury
HOUSE of COMMONS
THURSDAY, December 8.

 Two or three Petitions for Naturalization Bills were next presented, and ordered to be read and to lie on the Table, and some other trifling Business done. The Speaker then desired whatever Gentlemen had Petitions complaining of undue Elections or Returns, might deliver them to the Clerk, on which the six under-mentioned Petitioners were drawn out in the following Order:
 Dumferling, Wednesday April, 25. — Petitioner Sir Alexander Gilmour; sitting Member Archibald Campbell, a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Service of the East-India Company.
 Cardigan, Friday April 28. — Petitioner, Tho. Johns, Esq; sitting Member Sir Robert Smith, Baronet.
 Linlithgow, Lanerk, &c. Tuesday May 2. — Petitioner, Thomas Dundas, Esq; sitting Member Sir James Cockburn, Baronet.
 Petersfield, Friday May 5. — Petitioner, the Hon. John Luttrell, Esq; sitting Member William Jolliffe, Esq; one of the Lords of the Admiralty.


14-Dec-1774
Caledonian Mercury
From the London Papers, Dec. 8.
LONDON

 This day, several petitions, complaining of undue elections, were presented to the House of Commons. A debate arose as to the manner of their being presented, whether the double returns should not be the first disposed of. Several opinions were given from all sides the House: at last, Mr Rose Fuller got up, and said the most impartial mode he could prescribe was, to have the names of the places set down on slips of paper and put into glasses, and to be drawn out by the clerk; that as soon as one petition had been read, and the time fixed for the trial thereof, another should be taken out of the glass, and so on, till the whole were disposed of. This motion was seconded by Mr Dunning, and approved of by the House. The following petitions were presented yesterday.

 Hingdon, in Wilts,
 Downton ditto,
 Bristol,
 Radnor,
 Dorchester,
 Taunton,
 Pomfret,
 Abingdon,
 Shrewsbury,
 Hull,
 Helstone,
 Honnington,
 Bedford,
 Sudbury,
 Wigton,
 Poole,
 Shaftesbury,
 Haselmere,
 New Radnor,
 Petersfield,
 Cardigan,
 Linlithgow,
 Seaford
 Peterborough,
 Milbourne Port,

Friday, Jan. 27.
Tuesday, ditto 31.
Friday, Feb. 3.
Tuesday, ditto 7.
Friday, ditto 10.
Tuesday, ditto 14.
Friday, ditto 17.
Tuesday, ditto 21.
Friday, ditto 24.
Tuesday, ditto 28.
Friday, March 3.
Tuesday, ditto 7.
Friday, ditto 10.
Tuesday, ditto 14.
Friday, ditto 17.
Tuesday, ditto 21.
Friday, ditto 24.
Tuesday, ditto 28.
February 7.
April 28.
May 2.
May 4.
May 9.
May 11.
December 20.


1775

30-Jan-1775
Reading Mercury

  To be SOLD cheap, a very good DYING COPPER, that will hold upwards of 100 Gallons. Enquire of John Scutt, at the Baker’s Arms, Petersfield, Hants.


6-Feb-1775
Hampshire Chronicle

  Thursday last was married Mr. Joseph Eames, of Petersfield, grocer, to Miss Petsey Phillips, of the same place.



  Same day died, after a painful and lingering illness, Mr. Richardson, at the Dolphin, Petersfield.

6-Feb-1775
Hampshire Chronicle

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Edw. WASTALL, of Guildford, on Wednesday the 15th of February, 1775, and the following Day.
  The HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE of LEWIS BUCKLE, Esq. at his late Mansion-House at Borden, near Petersfield, in Hampshire: Consisting of Pier Glasses in Mahogany and carved Frames: Silk and Worsted Damask and Chintz Furniture; Down and Goose Feather-beds; Mahogany Tables and Chairs; Marble Slabs, &c. good Kitchen Furniture; Brewing Utensils, and upwards of 20 Iron-bound Hogsheads.
  The House and Gardens to be Let and entered on immediately, with or without some Meadow and Pasture Land.
  The Goods to be viewed the Day before the Sale, and Catalogues to be had at the White Hart Inn, Petersfield; the Swan, at Alton; the Swan, at Alresford; the George, at Hambledon; the Ship and Bell, at Horndean; the Red Lion, at Westmeon; the Bell, at Eastmeon; the White Hart, at Harting, and of Edward Wastall, Upholder, at Guildford.


20-Feb-1775
Hampshire Chronicle
H A N T S.

TO be LETT, a FARM, called COT’s, in the Parish of Westmeon, now in the Occupation of Mr. Andrews, a good House, two Barns, Stable, and Out-Buildings thereto belonging, with 90 Acres of Land, three Acres of Water Meadow, and 25 for Summer Fallow, to be let immediately.
  Enquire of Mr. George Hawkins, of Steep’s Mills, near Petersfield, who will shew the Premises, and also lett the same.

20-Feb-1775
Hampshire Chronicle
For the HAMPSHIRE CHRONICLE

    To Mr. J— B——, of PETERSFIELD
    ———Si quid in flacco viri est
    Non feret affiduas potiori te dare noctes,
    Et quæret iratus parem.
  HORACE.
WHAT means, my friend, that sullen brow,
Why heaves thy breast with silent woe?
For Delia’s sake? Alas, no more,
But learn as faithful Virgil sings,
“Women are various, changeful things.”*
Say, can’st thou fondly hope to find
Eternal faith in woman kind?
Sooner shall fishes graze the plain,
And oxen swim th’extended main!
Sooner the varying winds shall rest,
And always blow from East to West!
Fortune for ever kind remain,
And bless us with increasing gain!
Then quick, my friend, thy cares resign,
And drown them in old massic wine:
But rising jovial from thy glass,
Attempt to win another lass,
Whose youthful charms thy breast may move,
And crown thee with return of love.
    Quondam Condiscipulus.
——* Varium et mutabire semper Famina


27-Feb-1775
Hampshire Chronicle

    Acknowledgments to our Correspondents.
We should be glad to oblige C. of Petersfield, but we are desired not to insert any thing concerning Mr. B.’s daughters.


6-Mar-1775
Hampshire Chronicle

  WANTED, a MASTER and MISTRESS, to take Care and manage the Affairs of a Workhouse. It must be Persons that can write and keep Accompts, and of good Character.—Whoever this may suit, are desired to enquire of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of Petersfield, Hants.


10-Apr-1775
Hampshire Chronicle

  WANTED a MAID SERVANT, (in a Family where three are kept) who understands getting up small Linen, works well at her Needle, and has been accustomed to Pastry; she must be well recommended for her Honesty, Sobriety, and Neatness.—She will be expected to assist in cleaning a Part of the House.
  Apply to Mr. Richardson, at Petersfield.

24-Apr-1775
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
WINCHESTER, APRIL 22.

A few days since died at Exeter, where she went for the recovery of her health, Miss Jolliffe, daughter of the late John Jolliffe, Esq; of Petersfield, in this county.


3-Jul-1775
Hampshire Chronicle

  Last Monday was played on Titsbourn down, a great cricket match, between 11 men of Petersfield, with the Hon Mr. Duberg on their side, against 11 boys of Alresford, with — Lawrence, Esq; on their side, which was won easy by the latter. The youngest of the Alresford boys bowled the noted Mr. Small out the first innings, and the same lad caught him out second.---The Alresford boys are to play Bramshot on Monday next.

3-Jul-1775
Hampshire Chronicle
H A M P S H I R E

  TO be SOLD, and entered on at Michaelmas next, that well known good accustomed Public House, the FLYING BULL, at Rake, for many years in the Occupation of Mr. Eames, who is now retiring from business, situate 4 miles from Petersfield, in the County of Southampton, on the great Post and Turnpike Road from London to Portsmouth, with 2 Stables and other convenient Buildings, all in exceeding good repair, a large pleasant Garden, and two Acres of Land adjoining. Also a Blacksmith’s Shop on the Premises, which is all Freehold. The Stock of Liquors and Brewing Utensils to be taken at a fair Appraisement. Enquire of Mr. Eames at the said House for further Particulars.


17-Jul-1775
Hampshire Chronicle

  MR. GOSNOLD, Dancing-Master, at Petersfield, Chichester, Havant, Alton, Basingstoke, Kingsworthy, &c. takes the Liberty of informing his Friends in particular and other Polite Assemblies, that he has with great Care, Trouble, and Expence, compiled the most useful, lively, pleasing, and easy Cotilion and Country Dance Book, that has ever yet been offered to the Public. The Design is chiefly for the Advantage, Delight and Ease it will give his young Pupils, and those he may hereafter be honour’d with.
 The Music collected from the best and most approv’d Authors, and the Figures composed by Mr. Gosnold.
 N. B. It being currently reported that Mr. Gosnold is going to leave Chichester, obliges him to make use of this public Method of assuring his Friends and the Public in general, that it is a false and base Assertion only.
 Books to be had of Mr. Andrews, Printer, in Chichester, and of Mr. Gosnold.


4-Sep-1775
Hampshire Chronicle

  TO be LETT, and entered on at Michaelmas next, a convenient modern-built MESSUAGE, situate and being in the High-street of Petersfield, in the County of Southampton; consisting of four Rooms on a Floor, with good Cellars, and a convenient Brewhouse, Stable for ten Horses, Coach-house, Garden, and several Conveniences, fitting either for a private Family or for Trade, with a Shop adjoining thereto, now used by the Occupier thereof in the Trade of a Sadler and Coach-maker.
  For Particulars, inquire of Mr. John Pointer on the Premises, or of Mr. Thomas Longcroft, Attorney at Law, at Havant.


28-Oct-1775
Newacstle Courant
Extract of a Letter from Hampshire, Oct. 5.

 You will be surprized when I assure you, that yesterday, at Havant market wheat fell from nine guineas to 8l. 15s. per load; and at Petersfield from ten pounds to nine. So great a change in one day has not happened since the year 1740.”


9-Nov-1775
Stamford Mercury
HOUSE OF COMMONS

Oct. 31. This day, though the House sat but a short time, they went through much private business.
 The resolution of Monday, “that a supply be granted to his Majesty,” was reported and agreed to, and a committee of supply accordingly appointed.
 The House proceeded to determine the several days the petitions complaining of undue elections should be heard, when the following petitions were drawn, and will be heard as under,
 Petersfield, Nov. 14

18-Nov-1775
Shrewsbury Chronicle
Friday Night’s Post.
LONDON, Wednesday, November 15.

 Yesterday the Lower Assembly met, but were obliged to postpone the order of balloting for a Select Committee to determine the merits of a complaint of an undue election for Petersfield, in Hants, there being only 73 Members present, and the order is for 100 to be present; on which account the several orders of the day were postponed to this day.


18-Nov-1775
Oxford Journal
HOUSE OF COMMONS

 On Tuesday the House met, but were obliged to postpone the order of balloting for a select Committee to determine the merits of a complaint of an undue election for Petersfield, in Hants, there being only 73 members, and the order is for 100 to be present; on which account the several orders of the day were postponed to yesterday.

 Yesterday at three o’clock, there being 100 members present, the House proceeded to ballot for a Committee, to try the merits of the Petersfield Petition; after which the Committee were sworn.

18-Nov-1775
Caledonian Mercury

  This day, a committee will be chosen to try the contested election for Petersfield.


20-Nov-1775
Hampshire Chronicle
HOUSE OF COMMONS

Nov. 16. This day as soon as the Committee appointed to try the complaints on the undue election and return for the borough of Petersfield, was sworn at the table, Lord Barrington presented to the House an estimate of the expence of raising a regiment of Highlanders intended to consist of two battalions of 1000 men each, with the several incidental expences. The estimate was ordered to lie on the table to be perused by the members.

20-Nov-1775
Hampshire Chronicle

   LONDON, November 18.
Sir Abraham Hume, Bart, and William Jolliffe, Esq. are declared duly elected members for Petersfield.


20-Nov-1775
Hampshire Chronicle
Alresford, November 3, 1775.

 WILLIAM BARNARD, of Sheet, near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton, Esq; and Mr. RICHARD WOOLS, of New Alresford, in the said County, the surviving Executors in Trust of JOHN BARNARD, late of New Alresford aforesaid, Esq. deceased, hereby give Notice, that their Accounts, as Executors aforesaid, will be finally settled and closed on the 13th Day of December next: And therefore such Persons as have any Demands on the Estates and Effects of the said John Barnard, are desired to send and Account thereof to the said Executors, or to Mr. Winter, of New Alresford aforesaid, on or before that day, in order to their being satisfied.


23-Nov-1775
Stamford Mercury
HOUSE OF COMMONS

Nov. 14. This day no business was done for want of a sufficient number of members (100) to proceed to ballot for a committee to try and determine on a complaint of an undue election and return for the borough of Petersfield. When therefore the time prescribed by the act for regulating ballots in such cases was expired, the speaker adjourned the House.
Nov. 15. Ballotted for a committee to try the Petersfield election


1776

1-Jan-1776
Chester Chronicle
Extract of a letter from Portsmouth, Dec. 26.

  Arrived the Munificent, White; Fidelity, Moore; Favourite, Bishopbridge; Adamant, Walker; Myrtle, Walker; Archer, Lippens; Amity’s Desire, Legg; Lively, Witherington; and Kent, Elliot, from Gibraltar and Mahon, with the Queen’s first and second regiments, which disembarked this day, and marched out of town for Winchester, Petersfield, and other adjacent places; Molly, Guscot, from Plymouth; Rotterdam Packet, Cornish, from Cork; Elizabeth, Toon, from Quebec, with dispatches for Government; Charming Sally, Ramsey, from Jamaica; a Russian man of war from the Straits; and a Dutch outward-bound East-Indiaman.

8-Jan-1776
Hampshire Chronicle
PETERSFIELD, (HANTS.)

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on Tuesday the 16th Day of this instant January, at Six o’Clock in the Evening, at the Dolphin Inn in Petersfield, in the County of Southampton,
  A Close or Parcel of PASTURE LAND, containing by Estimation three Acres, (more or less) situate, lying, and being in the Parish of Petersfield, now occupied by Mr. Whicher, Surgeon.
  For further Particulars, enquire of Mr. Andrews, Attorney at Law, Petersfield.


29-Jan-1776
Hampshire Chronicle

  WANTED an Apprentice properly educated to a SURGEON and APOTHECARY. Enquire of Mr. Andrews, Attorney at Law, Petersfield.

JOURNEYMAN BAKER

 WANTED, to bake Loaf Bread only. One that is sober, honest, and cleanly, may hear of a constant Place of Work, by applying to Mr. Thomas Blunt, at Petersfield.


12-Feb-1776
Hampshire Chronicle
PORTSMOUTH, February 8.

  Four companies of the first regiment of foot, commanded by his Grace the Duke of Argyle, landed here on Thursday last from Minorca; they are gone to Petersfield to quarter, and are to be sent to America very early in the spring.


4-Mar-1776
Hampshire Chronicle

  Prisoners in the county gaol to take their trials at the next assizes which begin on Tuesday next, before the Hon. Sir James Eyre, Knight, and Sir Beaumont Hotham, Knight, viz.--- …John Smith, John August, Wm. Hewlett, Ann Bridger, Wm. Hobbs, Richard Jones, John Scott, Abraham Andrews, Wm. Andrews, Elizabeth Bailey, Wm. Gale, Thomas Russell, Jane Suiter, Wm. Collins, Samuel Berry, Ann Webb, Elias Smith, and John Grant, for committing divers assaults and stealing divers sorts of goods at Portsmouth, Gosport, Winchester, Petersfield, Andover, Titchfield, &c.&c.


22-Apr-1776
Northampton Mercury
LONDON, April 20.

 Monday last the Guards destined for America, who were at Godalming and Guildford, marched, and those from Chichester on Tuesday for Petersfield, in their Way to Portsmouth, where the Transports lay ready for them to embark at this Day, except the Royal George Transport, which is to carry the Grenadiers only. If the Wind proved fair, they were expected to be all on board as this Day.


13-May-1776
Hampshire Chronicle
H A M P S H I R E

  TO be LETT, and entered upon immediately, that well-accustomed INN, with stabling for forty horses, bearing the Sign of the DOLPHIN (late the NEW WHITE HART and HOUND) together with three Acres of Meadow Land, situate, lying and being at Petersfield, in Hants, late in the Occupation of William Richardson, deceased.
  *** The above Inn is upon the London Road, for Portsmouth.
  N.B. The Stock in Trade, and Household Furniture, to be sold at a fair Appraisement. The Premises may be viewed, and Particulars had, by applying to Mr. Heydey, at the above Inn; or to Mr. Foster, Attorney at Law, at Chichester, Sussex.


10-Jun-1776
Hampshire Chronicle

  ANECDOTE.—It is well know, that when Sir Peter Parker’s fleet went out, they suffered much from bad weather and want of hands. Amongst these, the Carcase Bomb was in the most dreadful shattered situation; and having with difficulty got into Portsmouth harbour, a representation was put to the Admiralty Board, requesting an addition of some seamen. Five men were accordingly sent; but a short time before they sailed with Lord Howe’s squadron, when the fleet were all at Spithead, these men took an opportunity in the evening, with the ship’s boat made the shore, and deserted.
 The Lieutenant of the Carcase (Mr. Stoddard, a gentleman late of this city) was thereupon sent with a party in quest of them; and after traversing the country for some miles, it was agreed to divide the party, and take different routes. By some accident the Lieutenant strayed from his company; and calling at a little cot, near Petersfield, saw the sailors he was in search of drinking in an adjoining room. As the men had not observed him, he had time to think on the means of securing them, but knew not how to accomplish his purpose, an old woman being the only inhabitant of the house: “But the men, said he, must be taken;” he, therefore, took a pistol in each hand, and boldly entered the room; one of them instantly made an attempt to seize him,—but a blow on the head laid him flat :—the rest were then told, that if the least resistance was offered, he would either shoot them or run them through, but that an immediate submission should save their lives. By a proper perseverance, he thus secured all the men, and being joined by his party, conveyed them again on board the Carcase; and on their being tried by a Court Martial, he obtained a mitigation of their sentence to twelve lashes each.

24-Jun-1776
Hampshire Chronicle

  On Wednesday last a match at cricket was played on Tickborne Down, near Alresford in this county, between six young men of Alresford, three of Waltham, and two of Warnford, against the famous Mess. Small, Brett and Barber, with — Bonham Esq; and seven others of Petersfield and Catherington; when the disparity was so great in favour of the first eleven, that the latter gave up the match.
  The same sets played some days since on Broad-Halfpenny, when the Alresford, Waltham and Warnford eleven beat the others at one inning.


26-Aug-1776
Reading Mercury

  WANTED, two or three Sacking Spinners, a Dresser, and a Weaver, or if one can do both the more agreeable. Such persons, if sober and diligent, may have constant employ by Thomas Blount at Petersfield, Hants; but if they cannot answer the above description, it will be needless to apply.


16-Sep-1776
Hampshire Chronicle

  WANTED, a FOOTMAN in a Family in the Country. He must be well acquainted with his business, and properly recommended from his last place for his sobriety and honesty.— Enquire of the Printer; or of Thomas Richardson, Petersfield.

 NOTICE is hereby given, That Application will be made to Parliament, as soon as the same shall sit for the dispatch of business, for an Act for draining, inclosing and dividing the Common or waste ground called Southsea Common, in the parish and manor of Portsea, in the county of Southampton.

23-Sep-1776
Hampshire Chronicle

  Monday se’nnight a most elegant entertainment and ball were given by — Jolliffe, Esq; to the principal inhabitants of the town of Petersfield (of which he is a representative in parliament) at his house adjoining thereto. The hall, which is one of the first pieces of modern architecture in the kingdom, was decorated with festoons of flowers, and the tables were enriched with every production which art and nature, at this season, afford both to delight the eye and satisfy the appetite. While the company were seated at supper, a song to the tune of the Mulberry-tree, written on the occasion by a young lady, was sung, and accompanied by a full band and noble chorus from the gallery, in which the performers were hid from the company by the innumerable shrubs and flowers there placed to enrich the scene. Those of the company who preferred a social glass to the exercise of dancing, were plentifully accommodated in a tent pitched for that purpose, on the green before the house.


9-Dec-1776
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE MILITIA

 AT a General Meeting of the Lieutenancy of the said County, holden at the Chequer Inn, in the City of Winchester, on Wednesday the 24th September, 1776, before the Right Honourable Thomas Woods, Earl of Banbury, Sir Powlett, St. John Bart, Francis Swanton, and William Hammond, Esqrs the following Subdivision Meetings, and Second General Meeting, were appointed.

N.B. Unable to read original. All these meetings seemed to take place on a Tuesday, and with the date being 24th, it has to be September, which means there is a misprint of the day!


1777

10-Feb-1777
Hampshire Chronicle

  WANTED, an APPRENTICE, properly educated, to a SURGEON and APOTHECARY, in reputable practice, where great attention will be paid to his improvement in his profession, and to the preservation of his morals. —For particulars, apply to Mr. Andrews, Attorney at Law, Petersfield.


22-Mar-1777
The Ipswich Journal
B COUNTRY News
City of Winchester

The voluntary confession of James Aitken, commonly called John the Painter.

  That he stopped a post-chaise between Portsmouth and Petersfield, with a gentleman and lady in it, some considerable time before the fire, and robbed them of 9s. 6d. of which he returned 2s.

22-Mar-1777
Kentish Gazette

The following authentic confession of JOHN the PAINTER is extracted from the trial, printed by authority of the Judges, and published from Mr. Gurney’s notes, by G. Kearsly.
(COPY)
The voluntary confession of James Aitkin, commonly called John the Painter, now a prisoner in the county gaol of Southampton, and under sentence of death, for burning the Dock-yard at Portsmouth, taken this seventh day of March, 1777.

That he stopped a post-chaise, between Portsmouth and Petersfield, with a gentleman and lady in it, some considerable time before the fire, and robbed them of nine shillings and six-pence, of which he returned two shillings.


22-Mar-1777
Leeds Intelligencer
City of Winchester

The voluntary CONFESSION of JAMES AITKEN, commonly called JOHN the PAINTER, now a Prisoner in the County Gaol of Southampton, and under Sentence of Death, for burning the Dock-yard at Portsmouth, taken this seventh Day of March, 1777.
 SAITH, that he was born at Edinburgh, the 28th of September, 1752; his mother now living as he believes. Curiosity led him to Virginia, at the age of twenty one, as an adventurer to seek his fortune.—Left America in March 1775.

 That he stopt a post-chaise, between Portsmouth and Petersfield, with a gentleman and lady in it, some considerable time before the fire, and robbed them of nine shillings and sixpence, of which he returned two shillings.

    JAMES AITKEN.
 Signed by James Aitken, and protested by him to contain the truth only, in the presence of us, this 7th day of March, 1777.
  GEORGE DUNFORD
  N. P. SMITH
Two of his Majesty’s Justices of the Peace, in and for the city of Winchester.
T. LAWRENCE, of the Bear-Inn, Devizes.


6-Jun-1777
Derby Mercury
LONDON, (THURSDAY) June 5.

  A most remarkable Examination came Yesterday before the Bench in Bow-Street. An Inhabitant of Clerkenwell-Close sent Word up to Sir John Fielding, from Portsmouth, that he and his Wife had been robbed on Whitsunday Morning, within ten Miles of Petersfield, near seventy Miles off, about Half past Nine o’Clock, by a single Highwayman, who demanded his Money or his Life. He also insisted on having his Watch, but returned it on a Trifle more Money being given to him. The Person who was robbed coming afterwards accidentally to Sir John Fielding’s, and seeing there a Mr. V—, of Chandos-Street, Covent-garden, immediately pitched upon him, and swore positively to his Identity. The Husband and Wife were examined separately Yesterday; they were both in the Story, and both still as positive to Mr. V—‘s Person; especially the Wife, who said she would swear to him as positively as to her own Father. By the incontrovertible Testimony of eleven different Witnesses, of Respectable Character, we were happy not only to find Mr. V— totally innocent of the Charge, but a Man of universal good Character. His Maid proved her calling him up at Nine o’Clock that Morning, to speak with Buer, a Butcher, in Chandos-Street. Mr. and Mrs. Buer proved his coming directly over to their House, and seeing him backwards and forwards the whole Day. A Hair-Dresser proved dressing his Hair at Half past Nine, who had dressed him two Years. Mr. Clendon, Clerk of the Bank, proved, that V— was with him at Eleven on that Day; and there were several others who accounted regularly for Mr. V— from Nine in the Morning to the Evening of the Day he was charged. The Bench were of the Opinion Mr. V— should be discharged, which he accordingly was.

16-Jun-1777
Hampshire Chronicle
HANTS.

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, at the George Inn, at Hambledon, on Monday the 23d inst. between the hours of three and six in the afternoon, unless sooner disposed of by private contract, a valuable ESTATE, consisting of two farm-houses, proper barns, stables, and other necessary out-buildings, and about 220 acres of arable, meadow, pasture and wood land, with right of common in the Forest of Bere and on Broadhalfpenny Down; in the occupation of Farmer Coleman at a very old rent of 100l. a year, situate at Denmead, in the parish of Hambledon, Hants.
  The Estate is well timbered and freehold, except about ten acres, which is copyhold of inheritance, held of the Manor of Hambledon, subject to quit rents of 1l. 3s. 3d. a year.
  Denmead is about nine miles from Portsmouth, nine from Petersfield, and five from Havant.
  For particulars, enquire of Mr. Sainsbury, of Bentley; Mr. John Clement, of Fareham; or of Mr. Thomas Blunt, of Petersfield.


23-Jun-1777
Hampshire Chronicle
HINTON AMPNER.

  TO be LETT, from Michaelmas next, for Thirteen years;
  A neat DWELLING HOUSE, having four rooms on a floor, a stable, barn, coach-house, and other buildings; a good kitchen garden, a small pleasure garden adjoining the house, an orchard well planted with apple and other fruit-trees, together with about eighteen acres of ARABLE LAND, lying in five several closes contiguous to the house. The premises adjoin the turnpike road leading from Bramdean to Petersfield, are delightfully situated, and very convenient for a small, genteel family.
  N.B. The house and gardens may be entered upon immediately.
  For Particulars apply to Mr. Fleetwood, attorney at law, in Winchester; and for a view of the premises to Mr. Joseph Mills, of Bramdean.


23-Aug-1777
Newcastle Courant
G E N E R A L H U E A N D C R Y.
 From the POLICE.—Public Office, Bow Street, London, August 8, 1777.

 STOLEN , from Horn Farm, near Petersfield, Hants, on Saturday night, the 26th of July last, a Black Gelding, full aged, fifteen hands high, between the coach and cart kind, a swish tail, a large star in his forehead, a white foot behind, crooked made in his hind quarters, his hair worn off in different places by drawing, and is lowish in flesh.
 Whoever will give information of the above Gelding to Mr. Leaf, of Horn Farm aforesaid, or to the above office, so that he may be had again, and the offenders brought to justice, shall receive Two Guineas Reward.

 STOPT, supposed to be stolen, A Bay Mare, full aged, near 15 hands high, black mane, and tail, a blazed down her face, which inclines to the near nostril; two small white spots on the near side, four white legs, a scar on the near heel behind, two pitch marks on the hind quarters, but partly scratched off; one pitch mark on the near side under the belly, with a nick’d tail, lately cut.
 The owner is desired to apply immediately to the above Office, or to F. Hugonin, Esq; at Nursted, near Petersfield, Hants.


1778

5-Jan-1778
Hampshire Chronicle
F O R T U N E F A V O U R S T H E  B R A V E.

 WANTED, for the Hon. United East India Company, ONE HUNDRED MEN, who are willing to enjoy the pleasures of a military life for the space of five years only in India. They have an opportunity now to join with a gentleman who is going to make an excurtion into foreign parts to better his fortune, and will make it his chief study to enrich his men, and make their lives happy.
 Those men who have a mind to engage in this honourable employ, let them, with cheerfulness, repair to the Great Red Lion at Horndean, in the county of Southampton, within eight miles of Petersfield, and ten from Portsmouth, where they sall have every encouragement due to a gentleman volunteer in this honourable service.
 Wanted likewise, six or eight SPRIGHTLY YOUNG MEN, who can write a legible hand, for SERJEANTS and CORPORALS. A Serjeant’s pay is eleven shillings and four-pence, Corporal’s pay eight shillings and two-pence, and private gentlemen five shillings and ten-pence, and when in camp double pay.
 N.B. No soldier, sailor or militiaman, or any person in his Majesty’s service, will be taken, nor apprentices without the consent of their friends. Men at five feet four inches under the age of thirty-six, and boys under nineteen years, at five feet one inch, will be taken; but no person whatsoever intoxicated in liquor will be approved of. Any person, recommencing a Volunteer at the above Rendezvous, shall be handsomely rewarded for his trouble.

G O D7 S A V E T H E K I N G.


23-Feb-1778
Hampshire Chronicle
T W E N T Y   G U I N E A S  R E W A R D,

  STOLEN, out of a barn belonging to Mr. Winton, of Buriton, near Petersfield, in the county of Southampton, on Friday night or Saturday morning early, the 13th or 14th inst. A bright chesnut full bred STONE COLT, rising four years old, about 15 hands one inch high, a remarkable fine grown horse, has lately received a hurt on the off side of the neck, and on the near knee the hair is not yet grown up, likewise on the off pastern joint before, which was visible when lost, no white on any part of him, a feather in the hair on each side of the neck, had never been backed when lost, a sporting cut tail, and a very small wort on the middle of the breast, and the hair has been lately rubbed off from both stifles by being flung some time ago.
  Whoever can give any information so as he may be had again, shall receive two guineas reward and all reasonable expences.
  And as a further reward for bringing to justice the offender or offenders that broke open the barn, and stole the said horse, a reward of twenty guineas shall be paid, on conviction of him or them, to any person or persons making such discovery as may lead to conviction


22-Apr-1778
Reading Mercury

  William Jolliffe, Esq; of Petersfield, in Hampshire, has presented the Rev. Mr. Lewis Pool, to the perpetual curacy of Chester-le-street, worth 400l. per annum, vacant by the death of the Rev. Mr. Milbank.


8-May-1778
Derby Mercury
LONDON, (Monday) May 11.

 On Saturday in the Afternoon, at Half past Four o’Clock, their Majesties arrived in perfect Health at the Queen’s Palace, from Portsmouth; the Road all the Way from thence was lined with an incredible Number of Persons, particularly at Petersfield and Godalming.
 As soon as their Majesties arrived at the Queen’s Palace, all the young Princes and Princesses waited on their Majesties to congratulate them on their safe Arrival.


1-Jun-1778
Hampshire Chronicle

  And also on Thursday the ninth day of July next, will be Sold by Auction, at Mr. Wheatley’s, the White Hart Inn, at Petersfield, in the county of Southampton, between the hours of three and five in the afternoon, in separate lots.
  Lot 1. That valuable MANOR FARM of ROTHERCOMB, situate at Rothercomb, in the neighbourhood of Petersfield, now in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Farryon, consisting of a modern-built messuage, barns, stabling, gate-rooms, one hundred and forty-four acres of arable land, upwards of ten acres of meadow, eleven acres of pasture, and fourteen acres of coppice, with an extensive right of common in East-meon common.
  Lot 2. That convenient and rich FARM, called BUCKMORE, being freehold, and situated adjoining to Petersfield aforesaid, consisting of a messuage, barns, stables, gate-room, about forty-seven acres of arable land, twenty-three acres of pasture, and two acres of coppice.
  Lot 3. A small Freehold FARM, known by the name of COXES LAND, otherwise BELL FARM,, adjoining to Buckmore, consisting of a messuage, yard, stables, five acres of arable, and two acres of meadow. N.B. Buckmore and Bell Farm are at present in lease to Mr. Bridger Bradley, which expires at Michaelmas next.
  Lot 4. That compact FARM, called TANKERLISS, being copyhold of inheritance, held under the Bishop of Winchester, and now in the occupation of Thomas Booker, jun. consisting of a good farm-house, barns, stables, gate-rooms, and fifty-five acres of rich arable land, fourteen acres of good pasture, and seven acres of rough ground, situated in the parish of Steep, near Petersfield aforesaid.
  Lot 5. A small Freehold FARM, known by the name of TILMORE FARM, now in lease to Mr. William Chitty, which expires at Michaelmas next; containing by estimate nineteen acres of good arable land, and one acre of meadow, situated in the parish of Weston, near Petersfield, aforesaid.
  Lot 6. Another small Freehold FARM, known by the name of CAUSEWAY MEADS, now in the occupation of Mr. William Veal, as tenant at will, containing by estimation four acres and a half of arable land, and seven acres and a half of meadow, situated in the parish of Weston, aforesaid.
  For particulars, enquire of Mr. James Bedford, attorney, on Portsmouth-common; and of Mr. John Middleton, attorney, in Romsey, Hants.


1-Jun-1778
Hampshire Chronicle
H A N T S.

 TO be LETT, and entered upon at Michaelmas next, that well accustomed INN, now in full business, the RED-LION, at Petersfield, with stabling, Chaise-house and Brewhouse, with all possible conveniences. The above INN is situated on the great road from London to Portsmouth. Enquire of Mr. Wells, at Petersfield.


H A N T S.

 TO be Sold, OAKSHOT FARM, situated in the parish of Froxfield in the county of Southampton, being copyhold of inheritance under the Bishoprick of Winton, consisting of two hundred and twelve customary acres (more or less) of good arable, pasture and meadow land, together with upwards of thirty acres of woodland, now let for a term to Messrs. Bradly and Carter. The timber to be taken at a fair appraisement.  N.B. There is unlimited right of common upon that very extensive waste called the Barnet.
 For particulars, inquire of Mr. William Baker, of Prior’s Dean, or Mr. Leaf, at Petersfield. The tenants will shew the premises.


13-Jul-1778
Hampshire Chronicle
C H E N E Y  C O U R T  P R I S O N.

  I JOSEPH SHARROCK late of the parish of Petersfield in the county of Southampton, gentleman, now confined in the gaol or prison of the Lord Bishop of Winchester, called the Cheney Court Prison, in the parish of St. John in the Soke, near the city of Winchester, in the county aforesaid, do hereby give this public notice, being the first, that I do intend to take the benefit of an act passed in the eighteenth year of his present Majesty’s reign, intitled as an act for the relief of bankrupts in certain cases; and I do hereby give notice, that a true and perfect schedule, containing a discovery of all my real and personal estate hereafter to be sworn to, is now ready to be delivered to any creditor applying for the same, in manner aforesaid, to the gaoler or keeper, or his deputy of the gaol or prison called the Cheney Court Prison, in the parish of St. John, near Winchester, in the said county of Southampton.
        JOSEPH SHARROCK.
    HENRY PINNOCK, Keeper.

27-Jul-1778
Hampshire Chronicle
H A N T S

 TO be LETT and entered on at Michaelmas next, three miles, from Petersfield, Hants. A farm, containing 460 acres, with a sheep down adjoining for 410 sheep. For further particulars enquire of Mr. John Ewen, at Froxfield, the Dolphin-inn, Petersfield, Hants, or at Ditcham-grove, near the premises.


10-Aug-1778
Hampshire Chronicle
C H E N E Y  C O U R T  P R I S O N.

  JOHN BRADLY, formerly and late of Petersfield, in the county of Southampton, grocer and tallow chandler, being a fugitive for debt, and beyond the seas on the 10th day of March 1778, and having surrendered himself to the gaoler or keeper of the gaol or prison of the Lord Bishop of Winchester, called Cheney Court Prison, in the Parish of St. John, in the Soke, near the City of Winchester, in the County aforesaid, doth hereby give this public NOTICE, being the THIRD, that he doth intend to take the benefit of an Act of Parliament, passed in the eighteenth year of the reign of his present Majesty, entitled “An Act for the relief of insolvent Debtors, and for the relief of Bankrupts in certain cases,” at the next adjournment of the General Special Sessions, or General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, to be held in and for the County of Southampton, or any adjournment thereof, which shall happen next after twenty-one days from the first publication of this notice. And the said John Bradly doth hereby give this further notice, that a true and perfect schedule, containing a discovery of all his real and personal estate, is now ready to be delivered to any Creditor applying for the same to the gaoler or keeper, or his deputy, of the said gaol or prison, in such a manner as by the said Act is directed.
  Witness        JOHN BRADLY.
HENRY PINNOCK.

17-Aug-1778
Hampshire Chronicle
H A N T S.

 TO be SOLD by AUCTION, at the White-Hart Inn, in Petersfield, between the hours of three and six in the afternoon, on Saturday the 12th day of September 1778, An ESTATE, held by a copyhold of Inheritance under the Bishop of Winchester, situate at Oxenbourn, in the parish of Eastmeon, let upon a lease to Mr. Nicholas Padwick, of which nineteen years are unexpired, at an easy yearly rent of 52l. 10s.
 It consists of a good and convenient FARM HOUSE, barns, stables, out houses, &c. all in extraordinary good repair, with 120 acres of exceeding good land, both arable and meadow, and a fine growing coppice of 8 acres, to which is annexed a right of Common to a very good sheep down.
 For further particulars enquire of Mr. Nicholas Padwick, who will shew the Premises, or of Mr. Wm. Minchin, at Petersfield.


21-Sep-1778
Hampshire Chronicle
H A N T S.

  TO be LETT, and entered upon immediately, A FARM, called BURITON MANOR FARM, consisting of five hundred and fifty statute-acres of exceeding good arable land, upwards of one hundred acres of rich meadow and pasture land, with right of sheep down for seventeen hundred sheep. The whole situated in the parish of Buriton, Hants, two miles from the town of Petersfield.
  Enquire of F. Hugonin, Esq. at Nursted, near Petersfield.


2-Nov-1778
Northampton Mercury
LONDON, October 29.

  Tuesday last the Camp broke up at Portsmouth, when the Huntingdonshire Militia went into Quarters at Petersfield and the Buckinghamshire to Portsmouth.

9-Nov-1778
Hampshire Chronicle
PETERSFIELD, Hants

 TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on Tuesday the 15th day of December, 1778, between the hours of 3 and 6 o’clock in the afternoon, at the White Hart inn in Petersfield, Hants, unless sooner disposed of by private contract, of which notice will be given.

A FREEHOLD ESTATE,
 Situate in the parish of Liss, near Petersfield, consisting of two messuages, two barns, two stables, a carthouse, granary, and all other necessary and convenient buildings in good repair. Also 40 acres of good meadow and arable land, with an unlimited right for all kinds of cattle, and liberty of cutting fuel on several large and extensive commons containing at least 1000 acres, now in the occupation of William Aldred, and of whom further particulars may be inquired.


9-Nov-1778
Hampshire Chronicle

  Thorogood, some time since capitally convicted at our assizes, was last week committed to Colchester gaol in Essex, charged with defrauding a farmer of a horse, by means of a curious counterfeit note, of which the following is a copy:
“No. F. 946.
    “I promise to pay John Wilson, Esq. or Bearer,
“Ten Pounds.
         “London, March 4. 1776.
         “For Self and Company,
£. Ten      “of my Bank in England,”
“Entered John Jones.”
 Thorogood has been a notorious Swindler and Horse-stealer, and amazingly successful with the famous Count Barnard Christian de Nassau Dietz, now on Board the Ballast Lighter. In May 2, 1777, he was apprehended at Halsted in Herts, for publishing one of the above Notes, and the Kingdom being alarmed at that time from the great publication of the counterfeit Bank Notes, by Crompton, Elliot, &c. he was secured till notice had been sent to the Bank, but before the arrival of proper officers, sent from Bow-street, he had found means to burn the Note, and was therefore discharged. In August following he was apprehended at Petersfield in this county, for Horse-stealing, and committed to Winchester Gaol, after having made a full confession of the numberless horses stolen by him and his confederates, and of the notes fabricated by him and Count Dietz. At our assizes he was capitally convicted for the above offence, and received mercy on condition of working on the Thames for three Years; but in June last he made his Escape, and was not heard of till apprehended in following the former device of his own Bank of England.


16-Nov-1778
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, SATURDAY, Nov. 14.

On Sunday last the Lady of William Joliffe, Esq. was delivered of a daughter, at Petersfield in this county.


1779

1-Nov-1779
Hampshire Chronicle

    PETERSFIELD, Hants
 TO be SOLD, a very good COPPER, with a Cock; holds 144 gallons; either by itself, or with vats and coolers to answer the same.
 Enquire of Mr. Scott, at Petersfield

15-Nov-1779
Hampshire Chronicle

    PETERSFIELD, Hants.
 WANTED, A Dairy-Woman, to milk Eight Cows and make cheese and butter. If middle-aged, the better. Good wages will be given.
 Enquire of Thomas Richardson, Petersfield.


29-Nov-1779
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE MILITIA
COUNTY of SOUTHAMPTON.

At a General Meeting of the Lieutenancy of the said County, held at the Chequer Inn, in the City of Winchester, on the 6th day of October, 1779, before Francis Swanton, Thomas Hall, the Younger, Harry Harmood, and Nicholas Purdue Smith, Esquires, Deputy Lieutenants; the following Sub-Division Meetings, and the Second General Meeting were appointed.

The Second General Meeting will be held at the Chequer Inn, in the City of Winchester, on Wednesday the 12th of January, 1780.

GEORGE DURNFORD, Clerk of the General Meetings

1780

6-Mar-1780
Hampshire Chronicle
H A N T S.

  TO be LETT and entered on at Old Michaelmas Day next, DUNHILL FARM, situate in the parish of Steep, in the county of Southampton. It lays about a mile from Petersfield in the road to Alton, consisting of a good farm-house, barns, stables, and other convenient outhouses, and about 120 acres of arable and meadow lands.
  Also, To be LETT with the said Farm, THREE FIELDS, called MORELANDS, containing about eight acres adjoining to Steep Marsh, which entitles a tenant to right of pasture in the said marsh.
  For particulars enquire of Mr. Andrews, attorney at law, Petersfield, or Mr. James Collins, attorney at law, Gosport.

20-Mar-1780
Hampshire Chronicle
GREY LIME.

 EDWARD MUNDAY, Brick and Lime Burner, adjoining to the Portsmouth Turnpike road, near Petersfield, Hants, burns and fells the best GREY LIME, for waterworks and buildings, at 6d. per bushel, Winchester measure, at the kiln: Likewise delivers it to Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, or, elsewhere, on very reasonable terms.
 Also, makes and fells exceeding good PLATE TILES for malt-kilns, at 6d. per tile.


27-Mar-1780
Hampshire Chronicle
HANTS.

 TO be LETT, and entered on at Old Michaelmas Day next, DUNHILL FARM, situate in the parish of Steep, in the county of Southampton. It lays about a mile from Petersfield in the road to Alton, consisting of a good farm-house, barns, stables, and other convenient outhouses, and about 120 acres of arable and meadow lands.
 Also, To be LETT with the said Farm, THREE FIELDS, called MORELANDS, containing about eight acres adjoin to Steep Marsh, which entitles a tenant to right of pasture in the said marsh.
 For particulars enquire of Mr. Andrews, attorney at law, Petersfield, or Mr. James Collins, attorney at law, Gosport.

HANTS.

 TO be LETT, and entered upon at Michaelmas next, at Steep, near Petersfield, in the county of Southampton, A FARM, now in the occupation of William Luff, consisting of 81 acres of arable and meadow ground, with a good farm-house, barns, stables, and other conveniences, and an extensive right of common.
 Likewise, To be LETT and entered upon at Michaelmas next, A FARM at Idsworth, in the parish of Chalton, situated five miles from Havant, and six from Petersfield, both market towns, consisting of 152 acres of land mostly arable, with common for 320 sheep on the down, together with right of common for horned cattle and horses in the forest of Bere. The buildings are complete, convenient, and in good repair. Ant tenant engaging for either of the above farms will have liberty to sow seeds with immediate crops, and to enter upon the premises in May, to prepare a summer fallow for wheat.
 For further particulars enquire of Mrs. Heberden, at Idsworth.


12-Apr-1780
Kentish Gazette

 The NAMES of the MEMBERS who voted in the HOUSE of COMMONS, Thursday, April 7, for MR. DUNNING’s Motion.

 Hume, Sir A. Petersfield

24-Apr-1780
Hampshire Chronicle
H U N T I N G

 WANTED, from Five to Fifteen Couple of HARRIERS, of about 14 or 16 inches high. Any person having such to dispose of, may hear of a purchaser, by applying to H. Bonham, Esq; Petersfield, Hants.


15-May-1780
Northampton Mercury

 On the 7th inst. The Mars, Forsyth, arrived at Liverpool from Jamaica, which island she left the 16th of March. By her we learn that there had been a Hurricane at Montego-Bay the 23d of Feb. in which the following Vessels were lost, viz. The Echo, Craig, of London; Petersfield, Thomas; and Nancy, Marshall, of Bristol; Will, Charles; and Martha, Elston, of Liverpool; Cornelia, Smith; Orangefield, Farrie; and Hero, Loggett, of New-York; Quebec Packet, Allison; Bachelor Privateer; and a Prize to the Dispatch Privateer. She brings Advice also that an Expedition was gone from Jamaica the Day before Capt. Forsyth sailed, which was said to be against Carthagena.

26-May-1780
Derby Mercury
DERBY, JUNE 1.

  Route of the first Division of the Derbyshire Militia, consisting of five Companies, from Barnet, &c. to Portsmouth and Portsmouth Common.
&emnsp; Friday, May 26, Fulham, Putney, and Wandsworth.
 Saturday, 27, Cobham, and Ripley
 Sunday, 28, Halt.
 Monday, 29, Guildford.
 Tuesday, 30, Haslemere and Lippock.
 Wednesday, 31, Petersfield.
 Thursday, June 1, Halt.
 Friday June 2, Portsmouth and Portsmouth Common; and remain till Thursday the 8th, and then encamp on South-Sea Common.


3-Jul-1780
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, SATURDAY, July 1.

This week the following persons were committed to our county goal, viz. James Howard, charged with stealing a parcel of trusses, containing divers sorts of Linen and other goods, out of a waggon at Petersfield, belonging to Mr. Clarke, at Portsmouth, and George Dorman his accomplice, was committed to Bridewell.

17-Jul-1780
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, SATURDAY, July 1.

This week the following persons were committed to our county goal, viz. James Howard, charged with stealing a parcel of trusses, containing divers sorts of Linen and other goods, out of a waggon at Petersfield, belonging to Mr. Clarke, at Portsmouth, and George Dorman his accomplice, was committed to Bridewell.


24-Jul-1780
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
WINCHESTER, JULY 22.

Our assizes will begin on Tuesday next, before Mr. Justice Nares and Mr. Justice Heath, at which the following prisoners are to take their trials, viz. Tho. Wince, and Edw. Bishop, for stealing a large quantity of snuff and tobacco, the property of William Goodeve, in the Isle of Wight; Nicholas Pinton, for the murder of Jacob Pagget at Gosport; Stephen McFadding, and John Patterson, for the murder of Wm. Reeves, at Gosport; Michael McGrath, for a murder at Limerick in Ireland; Tho. Turner, and James Bushnel, for a highway robbery near Portsea; John Marshall, Nath. Ellison, and Moses Bottoms, for robbing Wm. Carter, at Gosport; Tho. Heyward, for felony and forgery; James Howard, for stealing several trusses out of two waggons at Petersfield; Richard Hollaway, for stealing sixteen horses; Mary Martin, and Eliz. Martin, for stealing 28s. out of the house of David Ragget, at Petersfield; Eleanor Collins, for picking the pocket of Richard Mead, at Gosport, of three guineas; Mary Gardner, for receiving the same money, knowing it to be stolen; and Peter Button, for a detestable crime.

31-Jul-1780
Hampshire Chronicle
C O U N T Y O F  S O U T H A M P T O N.
This Day is published, Price 4s.

 A TRUE COPY of the POLL-BOOK, at the late contested election for the said county, between Sir Richard Worsley, Bart. And Jervoise Clarke Jervoise, Esq; with an Appendix, containing the forms of all the oaths necessary to be taken at elections, and the act of parliament for holding the election at New Alresford.
 Sold by … ; Mrs. Hobbs, at Petersfield; …


21-Aug-1780
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
HANTS

 TO be LET, the unexpired Lease of that well-known and commodious HOUSE, called the HERMITAGE, late in the occupation of GEORGE TURNER, Esq. deceased, situated in the parish of Hambledon, near Broad-Halfpenny, of which there are eleven years to come, at a very moderate rent; consisting of a drawing room, dining parlour, study, and store-room, on the ground floor; five bed chambers on the first floor, and good garrets; cellars, coach-house, stabling for six horses, dairy, wash-house, brew-house , &c. with an exceeding large garden, planted with the choicest fruit trees in full bearing, and other trees and flowering shrubs, and about twenty acres of arable and pasture land contiguous to the house, in a fine sporting country, where several packs of hounds are kept, and a most agreeable neighbourhood, within one mile of Hambledon, (a good market town) 62 miles of London, 14 of Portsmouth, 14 of Winchester, and 8 of Petersfield. The situation is not only pleasant and desirable, but the premises have been compleatly fitted up, and considerable additions made to them by the last possessor.
 The whole may be viewed by applying to the gardener, on the spot; and further particulars known on application to Mr. William Augustus Bettesworth, attorney at law, on Portsmouth Common.

21-Aug-1780
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D, HANTS

 TO be LETT and entered upon at Michaelmas next, A very good HOUSE, with a large and convenient Workshop and Garden, now in the occupation of John Pollington, cooper, situate in the borough of Petersfield. It is a most commodious situation for a carpenter, cooper, or cabinet maker. The house might be divided into two convenient houses.
 Enquire of Mr. Andrews, Titchfield..


2-Oct-1780
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, Saturday, Sept. 30.

 Sunday died at Petersfield-house, in this county, Miss Sophia Jolliffe, second daughter of William Jolliffe, Esq.

2-Oct-1780
Reading Mercury
S U S S E X.

 TO be SOLD by AUCTION, at the White Hart Inn, in Petersfield, in the county of Southampton, on Saturday the 14th day of October inst. Between the hours of three and five in the afternoon, (unless sooner disposed of by private contract, of which if it should so happen, timely notice will be given).
 A FREEHOLD ESTATE, consisting of nine acres of meadow land, six acres of arable land, and three acres of coppice ground, (more or less) situate at West-Harting, in the parish of Harting, in the county of Sussex, now in the occupation of John Pay.— There is a great quantity of excellent timber growing on the above premises.
 Particulars may be had of Mr. Harward, Common-Hard, Portsmouth; Mr. Robert Tull, Selborne; Mr. Andrews, attorney at law, Petersfield; or the Tenant, who will shew the premises.


20-Oct-1780
Derby Mercury

 A Complete Alphabetical LIST of the HOUSE of COMMONS, returned for the Fifteenth Parliament of GREAT-BRITAIN, compared with, and corrected by the SHERIFFS Returns, in the Return Office.
* Those printed in Italic Letters are new Members

 Jervoise, Clerke Jerv. Hampshire

Jolliffe, Thomas Samuel, Petersfield
 Jolliffe, William, Ditto


6-Nov-1780
Hampshire Chronicle
COUNTY of SOUTHAMPTON.

 At a General Meeting of the Lieutenancy of the said County, held at the White Hart Inn, in the City of Winchester, on the 5th day of October, 1780, before the Right Hon. Thomas Woods Knollis, Earl of Banbury; the Honourable John Luttrell; Sir Harry Paulet St. John, Bart. William Jolliffe, Harry Harmood and Francis Swanton, Esquires; the following Sub-Division Meetings, and the Second General Meeting were appointed.

 The Second General Meeting will be held at the Chequer Inn, in the City of Winchester, on Saturday the ninth of December, 1780.

GEORGE DURNFORD, Clerk of the General Meetings.


18-Nov-1780
Oxford Journal
OXFORD, November 18.

The following Subscriptions for the Benefit of the Sufferers by Fire at Drayton, Berks, have been received since our last.

Parish of Petersfield, Hants, per Mr. Trodd,  3 0  6


1781

1-Jan-1781
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, SATURDAY, Dec. 30.

 On Thursday was married, Mr. Richard Goldfinch, junior, of Compton, near this city, to Miss —— Eales, of Eastmeon, near Petersfield; an agreeable young lady, with a genteel fortune.


10-Jan-1781
Saunders's News-Letter
AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE
From the JAMAICA GAZETTE

 Montego Bay, Oct. 7. Monday night the 2d inst. About 12 there came a storm of wind and rain which continued with unremitted perseverance and violence from the south east, until twelve o’clock on Tuesday; the weather then began to be a little moderate, and continued so much abated until between three and four o’clock in the evening, as to furnish no immediate indication of an approaching storm; and at four o’clock the wind seemed to be quite southerly, but increased (accompanied with incessant rain) to such an amazing degree, as, about dark, to threaten general ruin and destruction. The darkness of the night now added fresh horror to the general apprehensions, and a circumstance which, on ordinary occasions, would be considered as peculiarly terrifying—the immense and prodigious flashes of lightning which regularly succeeded each other, was an alleviation to the general consternation, and the only security to the very few whose particular situation permitted or inclined them to venture through the street, and afford comfort and relief to the distresses of their neighbours. From twelve o’clock, from the best of our information, and our own recollection, the storm began to abate, but the many instances of desolation and distress which even then presented themselves to our view, and which we began to be apprised of from different quarters of the town, afforded suggestions to the mind, which rendered the approach of the morn truly horrible.
 It is impossible at present to recount the particular losses of every individual; many houses in this town have been destroyed; among the principal sufferers are, Mr. Vincent, doctor Muttershed, the estate of James Lugg, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Asthert, and the barracks at Fort Frederick. The darkness of the night rendered it impossible to attend the fate of the ships Ladras, Adventurer, and Lenox, which were in the harbour when the storm commenced, the most probable and favourable conjecture which could be made upon their being missed in the morning, was their having put to sea in the night, and no symptoms of wrecks having yet appeared to discredit this conjecture, we are in hourly and impatient expectation of seeing them, or hearing of their being safe. All the smaller craft in the harbour, together with the ship Petersfield, which had been preserved and repaired after the shipwreck of last February, are all totally lost; and the brigantine Jane which had gone down a few days before to Great River, as a place of apparent safety, had ben drove ashore, but we are informed will be got off with very little damage.


1-Apr-1781
The Scots Magazine
A List of the House of Commons.

 189. Petersfield, Hamp. 150
 William Jolliffe r.
 Thomas Samuel Jolliffe n.


14-May-1781
Reading Mercury
TURNPIKE ROAD from READING TO CHICHESTER

 A Turnpike Road from Reading to Chichester will open a communication with Oxford and the North of England; also with Odiham, Alton, Farnham, Guildford, Godalming, Haslemere, Midhurst, Petworth, Arundell, and all West Sussex; likewise with Petersfield, Portsmouth, Gosport, Emsworth, Havant, Fareham, Isle of Wight, and all East Hants. A branch from this road is proposed near Alton to Basingstoke whereby a speedy conveyance from the above parts of Sussex and Surrey to Andover, Devizes, Bath, Bristol, the counties of Somerset, Gloucester and South Wales.—A meeting will be held on Tuesday the fifth day of June next at the Crown Inn in Alton, at eleven o’clock in the forenoon, to take the above into consideration, at which place all gentlemen interested or who are desirous to promote so useful an undertaking are desired to attend.


21-May-1781
Hampshire Chronicle
SMALL FARMS to LETT.

 THREE FARMS arable, Rent from Fifty to One Hundred Pounds a year; to be entered on at Michaelmas next; situate near Petersfield. Any term will be granted, agreeable to the tenant.
 Enquiry of Mr. John Meerostie, Petersfield.

21-May-1781
Hampshire Chronicle
C O U N T Y O F S O U T H A M P T O N.

 AT the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace of our sovereign Lord the King, held at the castle of Winchester, in and for the said county of Southampton, on Tuesday in the first week after the close of Easter, viz. the 24th day of April, in the 21st year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the Third, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, and in the year of our Lord 1781, before the Tight Hon. Thomas Woods, Earl of Banbury, the Hon. And Rev. Barton Wallop, Thomas Hall, jun. Esq. Samuel Leeke, Esq; John Duthy, Esq. Richard Bargus, Esq. James Amyatt, Esq. Wm. Fletcher, Esq. Wm. Harris, Esq. the Rev. Charles Powlett, the Rev. Wm. St. John, the Rev. Richard Willis, Clerks; Justices of our said Lord the King in the county aforesaid, trespasses, and othermisdeeds committed in the same county.
 It is ordered by this Court, that the constables or others, impressing baggage waggons for the use of the army, shall from henceforth be allowed no more than One Shilling out of the county stock for impressing each waggon. And that order made at Easter Sessions, 1773, respecting an additional allowance, be rescinded, so far as relates to the conveying of baggage between Petersfield and Portsmouth.
     DURNFORD.


2-Jul-1781
Hampshire Chronicle
A  V E R Y E L I G I B L E F A R M

 TO be LETT, containing Two Hundred Acres, 120 rods to the acre, within two miles of a very good market-town, with very extensive right of common.
 The premises lie perfectly contiguous, and there is no road through any part of the farm.
 Also, A Small Farm, 89 acres, in a pleasant sandy loam soil with very extensive right of common.
 Enquire of Mr. Andrews, attorney, Petersfield


10-Sep-1781
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, Saturday, Sep. 8.

 Last week was committed to our county goal, Tho. Eames, charged with breaking open the dwelling house of Joseph Turner, at Froyle, and stealing one pair of stockings, a shirt, and other things. At March assizes 1779, he received his Majesty’s free pardon for house breaking near Petersfield.


1-Oct-1781
Hampshire Chronicle
H A N T S

 TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on Saturday the 6th day of October instant, at the WHITE HART Inn at Petersfield, in the county of Southampton, between the hours of three and six o’clock in the afternoon of the same day; All that Copyhold Messuage or Dwelling house, Barn and Gate-room, and about twenty seven acres of arable, meadow, and pasture land, thereto adjoining and belonging, situate, lying and being in the parish of Steep in the said county, held under the manor of East Meon, and now in the occupation of Thomas Eames.
 For further particulars enquire of Messrs. Longcrofts, attorneys at law at Havant in the said county; or of the said Thomas Eames, who will shew the premises.


29-Dec-1781
Kentish Gazette
An authentic LIST of the MINORITY and MAJORITY on Sir JAMES LOWTHER’s MOTION, December 12, 1781.
HOUSE OF COMMONS
Mercurii, 12, Die Decembris, 1781.

 Sir James Lowther moved “To declare, that the war carried on against the Colonies and Plantations of North-America hath been ineffectual to the purposes for which it was undertaken, of affording protection to his Majesty’s loyal subjects there, and of defeating the hostile intentions of our confederated enemies.” And,
 “That it is the opinion of this House, that all further attempts to reduce the Americans to obedience by force, will be ineffectual, and must be injurious to the true interests of this country, by weakening her powers to resist her ancient and confederated enemies.”
 After a long debate, the order of the day was called for, in order to evade the question; and the House divided.


1782

7-Jan-1782
Hampshire Chronicle
E D U C A T I O N.

  THE SEMINARY for Young Ladies in the WIDOW’s ROW, is for the better accommodation, removed to the SPAIN, Petersfield, where Young Ladies are instructed in English and French grammatically; all kinds of useful and ornamental works on reasonable terms. The strictest attention is paid to their health, morals, and behaviour, and attended by approved masters for Writing, Dancing and Music. The House opens again on Monday the 21st January, 1782.
      N. B. A Half-Boarder is wanted.


4-Apr-1782
Derby Mercury
Present State of the HOUSE of COMMONS

Boroughs not exceeding 200 Voters

Petersfield  150

15-Apr-1782
Hampshire Chronicle
To CREDITORS.

 WHEREAS JOHN BENNESS, of Durnford, in the county of Sussex, yeoman, hath this day executed a deed of assignment and conveyance of his estate and effects, to trustees in trust for the payment of debts.
 All persons indebted to the estate of the said John Benness, or that have any demand on him, are requested to send an immediate account of the same to Mr. Wardroper, of Midhurst, Sussex; to Mr. Andrews, of Petersfield, Hants; or to Mr. Daintrey, of Haslemere, Surry.
 The deed of assignment will remain in the hands of Mr. Andrews, until Saturday the 7th day of April inst. and afterwards with Mr. Wardroper, until the 28th of the same month; and those creditors who neglect to sign the same will be excluded any benefit under the deed of assignment.
 N.B. The sale advertised at Durnford for the 3d day of April is postponed till further notice.


22-Apr-1782
Reading Mercury
H A N T S.

  WANTED, A MILLER, who understands the keeping stones in order, to work in a little mill, where two men are kept; a sober man may have constant employ, by applying to Thomas Blunt, Petersfield.


24-Jun-1782
Hampshire Chronicle
H A N T S.

  TO be SOLD, A FARM, consisting of two messuages or tenements, two barns, two stables, with an orchard and proper garden ground belonging to the same, and between seven and eight acres of rich meadow land, and about 75 acres of good arable and pasture land, with an unlimited right of common, pleasantly situated at Steep, near Petersfield.
  The buildings are all in good repair; the estate, copyhold of inheritance, held of the manor of East-Meon by a small stint fine.
  The premises may be viewed by applying to Mr. Lelam Clement, or Mr. James Jolliffe, the present tenants thereof; and further particulars known of Mr. John Cawley, Petersfield, or Mr. James Newland, Havant.


22-Jul-1782
Hampshire Chronicle
H A N T S.

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on Friday the 23d of August next, at the George Inn in Petersfield, in the county of Southampton, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, in different Lots:

L O T I.
  A Freehold Messuage, and several closes, pieces, or parcels, of arable, meadow, and pasture land, and coppice ground, containing together by estimation 60 acres, more or less, situate in the parish of Elsted, in the county of Sussex, late in the occupation of Thomas Payne, deceased, and now of John Mellersh and William Collins.
L O T II.
  A large and convenient Freehold Dwelling-House, lately built, fronting the market-place, in Petersfield aforesaid, consisting of four rooms on a floor, with a coach-house, stable for four horses, and other convenient buildings, with a good yard and a large garden, now in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Aylmer.
L O T III.
  Two Closes or Parcels of Arable or Pasture Land, commonly called or known by the name of Prowts, containing by estimation five acres, more or less, situate, lying, and being, in the parish of Hawkley, in the said county of Southampton, and now in the occupation of George Ralphs.
  The tenants will shew the premises, and further particulars may be known by applying to Mr. Aylmer, or Mr. Andrews, Attorney at Law, Petersfield.


7-Oct-1782
Hampshire Chronicle

  WANTED for Sacking, A Man that can dress and weave: also, One or Two Spinners, may have constant employ by applying to Thomas Blunt, of Petersfield, in Hampshire.


16-Dec-1782
Reading Mercury

  RODE away from Road-Lane, Surrey, A Sorrel PONEY, about 13 hands and a half high, ball face, two white legs behind, and marked D. M. in the shoulder; with a double reined bridle, and the saddle marked D. M. burnt in the tree.
  Whoever will bring him to Mr. Daniel Mercer, at the Dolphin Inn, Petersfield, shall receive half-a-guinea reward.


1783

17-Jan-1783
Hampshire Chronicle
HANTS.

 BEDHAMPTON PARK to be LETT, together, or in three separate Farms, and entered upon immediately, or at Michaelmas next. Enquire of Mr. James Newland, at Havant.
 Bedhampton Park is about eight miles from Petersfield, Fareham, and Portsmouth, eleven from Chichester, and two from Havant, all good market towns.


24-Feb-1783
Hampshire Chronicle
HANTS

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on Saturday the 15th day of March next, at the George Inn in Petersfield, in the County of Southampton, at four of the clock in the afternoon of the same day, (unless sooner disposed of by private sale, of which timely notice will be given)— A Large and convenient FREEHOLD DWELLING HOUSE, lately built, fronting the Market Place in Petersfield aforesaid, consisting of four rooms on a floor, with a coach-house, stable for four horses, and other convenient buildings, with a good yard and large garden, late in the possession or Mr. Thomas Aylmer, deceased. — Further particulars may be known by applying to Mr. Andrews, Attorney at Law, Petersfield, or to Mr. Hugh Eames, at the George Inn aforesaid.


17-Mar-1783
Hampshire Chronicle
B O R O U G H O F P E T E R S F I E L D

  AT a Meeting of the Inhabitants, held in the Town Hall, on Friday the 14th March, 1783, the following resolutions were unanimously agreed on.
  Resolved, That the circulation of counterfeit halfpence hath increased to so alarming a degree, and is so prejudicial to the trade of this town and the country in general, that it is necessary the evil should be removed.
  Resolved, In order to stop the further progress of this evil, that no tradesman or other persons in this borough will in future receive or pay any counterfeit copper coin.
  Resolved, That the present laws relating to coining or counterfeiting the current copper coin of this realm, or uttering the same, are inadequate to the purpose of preventing such practice, and that a petition from the inhabitants of this borough be presented to parliament, praying such further regulations therein, as to the wisdom of parliament shall seem meet.
  Resolved, That the several persons who sign the petition, do agree to these resolutions, and think themselves bound not to circulate such counterfeit copper coin as they may now have in their possession.


24-Mar-1783
Hampshire Chronicle
WILLIAM POWLETT, Esq. Sheriff, in the Chair.

It was unanimously resolved, That the government of this Realm is in a King, an hereditary permanent Nobility, and a temporary elective House of Commons, freely chosen by the People as their Representatives.
 Resolved, with one dissentient, That an hereditary, or in any way fixed seat in the House of Commons, is inconsistent with every idea of Representation, and contrary to the constitution.
Resolved unanimously, That frequent and new Parliaments tend very much to the happy union and good agreement of the King and People.
Resolved unanimously, That the present Representation of the Commons is unequal, and ought to be brought nearer to its primitive constitution.
 WHEREUPON a Petition was moved for, and a Committee appointed to draw it up, who prepared one, which was read, and, on the question proposed, unanimously, approved of.
Resolved, That the Members for the County be requested to present the Petition
 AND, That the thanks of this Meeting be given to William Powlett, Esq, the Sheriff, for his polite attention to the County, and his independent conduct on this occasion.

 COPIES of the Petiton are at the following places, for the signatures of those who concur in the measure:
 Ringwood, Lyminton, Fordingbridge, and Christchurch, with H. W. Wyndham and Edmund Bott, Esquires.
 Southampton, with Arthur Atherley, and Samuel
 Rollestone, Esquires.
 Newport, Isle of Wight, with Messrs. Kirkpatrick.
 Portmsouth and Gosport, R. G. Temple and W. A. Bettesworth, Esquires.
 Petersfield, Henry Bonham, Esquire.


14-Apr-1783
Hampshire Chronicle
LONDON, Tuesday, April 8.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.

Monday, April 7. Mr. Secretary Fox took the oaths and his seat for Westminster.
Five new writs were moved for, and ordered; for the county of Gloucester, in the room of Sir William Guise, Bart. Who died this morning; for the county of Warwick, in the room of the Hon. Mr. Greville, appointed Treasurer of the Household: for Petersfield, in the county of Southampton, in the room of Montgomery Jolliffe, Esq. for Knaresborough, in the room of Whitdshed Keene, Esq; and Lord Viscount Duncannon; all three appointed Lords of the Admiralty.


23-Jun-1783
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, Saturday, June 21.

 Lately was married at Petersfield, in this county, Miss Margaret Maria Poulson, of that place, to Mr. Philip Crocker, of Bristol.


28-Jul-1783
Hampshire Chronicle
Petersfield and Portsmouth Turnpike Road

  The Commissioners of the said Road having agreed to alter and new form Butser Hill, Do hereby give notice to all persons willing to give in plans and tenders for lowering the said Hill to the least equal possible rise per rod, that such plans of tenders must be delivered, sealed up, to Mr. Richard Andrews of Petersfield, Hants, on or before the ninth day of August next. And as an encouragement to the persons willing to do the same, the Commissioners will give Ten Guineas to the person who produces the best plan, provided his tender for executing the same should not be accepted. — For all other particulars apply to the said Mr. Andrews.


18-Aug-1783
Reading Mercury
TO be SOLD by AUCTION,
By THOMAS WILLMER,

 At the White-Hart, Petersfield, on Saturday the 30th instant, at five o’clock in the afternoon,
 A DWELLING HOUSE, Malt-House, Water Corn Mill, Wind-Mill, six acres of Arable, and about three Acres of Meadow Land, situate in the parish of Harting, about four miles from Petersfield, now in the occupation of James Eldridge, miller, who has a lease of the same, nine years of which will be unexpired at Michaelmas next.
 For further particulars, enquire of John Lake, Surgeon, at Harting.


1-Sep-1783
Hampshire Chronicle
Petersfield and Portsmouth Turnpike Road.

 The Commissioners of the said Road having agreed to alter and new form BUTSER HILL, do hereby give notice to all persons willing to give in Plans and Tenders for lowering the said Hill to the least equal possible rise per rod, that such Plans and Tenders must be delivered, sealed up, to Mr. Andrews, at Petersfield, before the 15th day of September inst. And as an encouragement to the persons willing to do the same, the Commissioners will give Ten Guineas to the person who produces the best plan, provided his Tender for executing the same should not be accepted.—For all other particulars apply to the said Mr. Andrews.


20-Oct-1783
Hampshire Chronicle

  To be SOLD, A DWELLING HOUSE, with a large and convenient MALTHOUSE, BREWHOUSE, YARD, and GARDEN, situate in the Spain, in the Borough of Petersfield, in the county of Southampton, and now in the occupation of Mr. Henry Gratwick — Further particulars may be known by applying to Mr. Andrews, Attorney at Law in Petersfield aforesaid


17-Nov-1783
Hampshire Chronicle
PORTSMOUTH and PETERSFIELD TURNPIKE.

  NOTICE is hereby given, That the Trustees of the said Turnpike Road will meet by adjournment at the Guildhall in Portsmouth, on Monday the 19th day of November instant, at eleven o’clock in the forenoon, when and where they will be ready to receive Tenders from such persons as are willing to undertake the altering, diverting, turning, and amending, and making more commodious and safe, the Road over Butser Hill, leading to Petersfield. But every person tendering is requested to bring or send his plan or proposal of and for such alteration and amendment, with the terms upon which the same shall be executed and performed, as the said Trustees will contract with such persons whose plan and terms shall be most approved.


1-Dec-1783
Hampshire Chronicle
PETERSFIELD, HANTS

 TO be SOLD by AUCTION, at three o’clock in the afternoon, on Friday the 16th day of January, 1784, at the Dolphin Inn in Petersfield, in the county of Southampton.
 A Very Desirable DWELLING HOUSE, replete with convenient offices, coach house, barn, and large and commodious stables, with a pleasure garden, kitchen garden, orchard, and about twenty-seven acres of rich arable, and three acres of rich meadow land, the situation being extremely pleasant in Petersfield, now or late in the occupation of Mess. Shackleford and Eames.
 N.B. The Garden affords a delightful prospect of a beautiful piece of water, and the neighbouring Downs; and the whole is adapted for the reception of a genteel family.
 Further particulars may be known, by applying to Mr. Andrews, Attorney at Law in Petersfield aforesaid.


1784

5-Jan-1784
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
PORTSMOUTH
To Ironmongers, Braziers, Pewterers, Dealers in Tin Ware, &c.

 TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by ROBERT BARNARD, on the premises, by order of the Trustees, on Tuesday 13th of January 1784, and four following days,  All the large and valuable STOCK, UTENSILS, and IMPLEMENTS in TRADE of Mr. WILLIAM BARTLETT, Brazier and Ironmonger, at his dwelling-house and premises No. 51, High-street, Portsmouth; consisting of ship, Bath, and other stoves; all sorts of fenders and fire irons; brass and iron jacks, kitchen boilers, fish kettles, pottage pots, sauce-pans, stew and frying-pans, tea-kettles, coffee and chocolate-pots, warming-pans, Princes metal, brass and other candle-sticks, coal scoops and hods, stewing-stoves, box-irons and heaters, flat-irons, nails, locks, bolts, hinges, screws, and hooks, brass cocks, copper pumps, speaking trumpets, scales and weights, steelyards, brass and iron ladles, post and hand-mills, sets of cruets, knives and forks, cloak pins, bellows, door-knockers, elegant plated goods, tea-urns, vauze, globe and other lamps, all sorts of lanthorns, an entensive variety of other pewter, tin, and japanned wares, sal ammoniac, emery, boxes of tin, brass and iron wire, working tools, and numerous other articles.
 To be viewed three days preceding the sale (Sunday excepted) when catalogues may be had on the premises; also at the Dolphin, Chichester; India Arms, Gosport; Star, Southampton; White Horse, Romsey; White Hart, Salisbury; Old Antelope, Poole; Angel, Lymington; White Hart, Winchester; Dolphin, Petersfield; White Hart, Guildford; Sun, Newport; Vine, Cowes; and of the Auctioneer, Rotherhithe, London.
 Note, All persons having claim on the estate are desired to send in their accounts immediately to Mr. John Firth, on the premises; and those indebted to the estate are desired to pay the same, without further notice, to the said Mr. John Firth, who is authorised for that purpose.
 The sale to begin each day at ten o’clock.


12-Jan-1784
Northampton Mercury

  A Correspondent says, that the 56th Regiment, which has been at Gibraltar from the Commencement of the Siege, landed at Portsmouth the Day after Christmas-Day; and though the Weather was prodigiously severe, in less than Half an Hour set out on their March for Scotland; a Number of the Men have been 24 Years in the Service, and between that Place and Petersfield, two of the Children belonging to the Women in the Baggage-Waggons, died through the intense Cold. The Regiment, on raising their Colours, displayed little more than the bare staff, the Colours being shot away in Services, to which they have been continually exposed.


23-Feb-1784
Hampshire Chronicle
PETERSFIELD, HANTS

 TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by T. WILLMER, on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday the 23d, 24th , and 26th of February inst. At Churcher’s College, Petersfield.
 All the HOUSEHOLD GOODS of Mr. RICHARD FIGG, deceased. Consisting of a number of goose and other feather beds, four-post bedsteads and furniture, a number of half-tester bedsteads and furniture, with a quantity of blankets, quilts, sheets, and other bedding; chests of drawers, pier and dressing glasses, neat mahogany and other tables and chairs, a good eight day clock, all kinds of kitchen furniture and brewing utensils, several dozen of wine bottles, a number of excellent casks, and a variety of every other sort of useful furniture.
 The sale will begin precisely at eleven each morning.
 Catalogues will be distributed in due time, and may be had at the Swan in Alresford, the Swan in Alton, the Lion and Lamb in Fanham, the Inns at Liphook and Haslemere, the Eagle at Midhurst, at the public houses of the adjacent villages, and of the Auctioneer at Petersfield.


23-Feb-1784
Hampshire Chronicle

 At CHURCHER’s COLLEGE, Petersfield, Hants,
 YOUNG GENTLEMEN are genteelly boarded and carefully instructed for the University, Public-Schools, Navy, Army, or Genteel Trades, by the Rev. J. COOKSON, A. B. Mr. STEELE, and Assistants, on the following terms, viz.


15-Mar-1784
Hampshire Chronicle
SUSSEX.

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by THOMAS WILMER, on Tuesday March 30, 1784, at the sign of the Ship, in SOUTH HARTING, in the county of Sussex, between the hours of ten and eleven in the forenoon.
  All that well accustomed ALEHOUSE known by the name and sign of the SHIP aforesaid, being freehold, with a stable yard, garden, and other conveniences to the same belonging, late in the possession of Eleanor Hall, widow, deceased, and now in the occupation of Thomas Pullett.
  Further particulars may be known by applying to Mr. Andrews, Attorney at Law, Petersfield, Hants.
  Immediately after the sale of the house, the HOUSEHOLD GOODS and STOCK of the said Eleanor Hall, will be sold on the premises.

15-Mar-1784
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, SATURDAY, March 13.

  On Thursday last an Air Balloon, near 15 feet in circumference, was launched from the Ruins behind the Bishop’s Palace, near this city. The day was remarkably fine for the experiment, not a cloud intervening to obstruct the flight of the Balloon, which was therefore seen to a very considerable distance. It proceeded with an encreasing rapidity of motion, and was in flight about ten minutes. A numerous and elegant assemblage of spectators expressed the highest satisfaction on the occasion. The Balloon was found a little time after near Waltham. That launched last week from Salisbury, we hear, was taken up beyond Petersfield, at a distance of fifty miles from the place where let off.


1-Apr-1784
Derby Mercury

MEMBERS elected for the ensuing PARLIAMENT.

Petersfield, Hants—William Jolliffe and Thos. Samuel Jolliffe, Esqrs, re-elected.

5-Apr-1784
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D, HANTS

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on Tuesday the 27th of April inst. Between the hours of three and four in the afternoon, at the Dolphin Inn, in the borough of Petersfield, in the county of Southampton.
  A LEASEHOLD DWELLING-HOUSE, with a large and commodious malt-house, a good brew-house, and convenient yard and garden, being well situated for business in the Spain, in Petersfield aforesaid, now occupied by Mr. Henry Gratwick.
  For further particulars apply to Mr. Andrews, attorney at law in Petersfield aforesaid.


7-Apr-1784
Kentish Gazette
LONDON
ELECTIONS for the NEW PARLIAMENT
April 2.
PETERSFIELD

Thomas S. Jolliffe, Esq.
William Jolliffe, Esq.

26-Apr-1784
Hampshire Chronicle
PETERSFIELD, HANTS

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on Tuesday the 4th May, 1784, at four o’clock in the afternoon, at the White Hart Inn in Petersfield, in the county of Hants,
  Lot I. A FREEHOLD MESSUAGE, with convenient out-buildings, and several closes or parcels of land to the same belonging, containing together in the whole by estimation, eighteen acres, (more or less) situate in the parish of Rogate, in the county of Sussex, and now in the possession of Mr. William Ayling.
  Lot II. Six several Closes or Parcels of Arable Land, containing together by estimation sixteen acres, (more or less) situate lying and being in the same parish of Rogate, commonly called Jouning’s Land, and now in the occupation of John Mellersh.
  The tenants will shew the premises, and further particulars may be known by applying to Mr. Andrews, Attorney at Law in Petersfield aforesaid.


26-Apr-1784
Hampshire Chronicle
H A N T S.

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. JOHN CHITTY, on Tuesday the 1st day of June, 1784, at the White Hart Inn in Petersfield, in the County of Southampton, between the hours of four and six in the afternoon, (unless sooner disposed of by private contract, of which timely notice will be given in this paper)
  A FARM and LANDS, called or known by the name of Stonen hill Farm, situate in the parish of Froxfield, in the county aforesaid; Consisting of an exceeding good house, four rooms on a floor, two large barns, a good walled stable for six horses, a good granary and wood-house, with other convenient offices in good repair; with fifty acres of arable and meadow land, and ten acres of coppice ground and rows. Fifty acres of the ground lies contiguous to the house, and inclosed within a ring fence. The who
le of the land is exceedingly improveable, as good manure may be dug in every field for dressing and improving the same at a very small expence.
  The Farm is now let at the yearly rent of thirty-six pounds, and the present occupier tenant at will.
  This estate may justly be said to be one of the most delightful situations in the kingdom, the whole commanding a most pleasing view to the south and south-west, comprising a variety of beautiful hills, sheep-downs, hanging woods, a rich fertile valley abounding with all sorts of cattle, and interspersed with some fine pieces of water. To the east and south, a terminated view of the horizon, with the Sussex Hills, South Downs, Surry Hills, and part of Kent: And to the south-west is a most plentiful country for game of all sorts, and exceedingly well adapted for hunting or shooting, several woods near the farm are kept on purpose to preserve the game, which keeps the whole country adjoining plentifully stocked. The Farm is very conveniently situated for business or pleasure, its distance from London is 54 miles, Petersfield two, Alton nine, and from Alresford 10, all good market towns. The owner is a joint lord of the manor, in which part of this estate lies. Not far from the house may be seen a pleasing view of the sea between two hills. There is an exceeding good chalk pit adjoining to the ground, which belongs to the estate.
  The tenant will shew the premises. Further particulars may be known by applying to the auctioneer, or Mr. Andrews, attorney at law, in Petersfield.


10-May-1784
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, SATURDAY,

 Friday se’nnight died at her house near Pimlico, Mrs. Jolliffe, relict of John Jolliffe, Esq. late of Petersfield, in this county.

10-May-1784
Celdonian Mercury
From the LONDON GAZETTE, May 4.
MEMBERS returned for the ensuing Parliament.
Crown-Office, May 1.

Borough of Petersfield.  William Jolliffe, of Petersfield aforesaid, Esq. Thomas Samuel Joliffe, of Trotton, in the county of Sussex, Esq.


10-May-1784
Hampshire Chronicle
HANTS.

 TO be SOLD by Private Contract, A MESSUAGE, two barns, stable, and other convenient buildings, in exceeding good repair; and about 100 acres of Land, a Beach Wood containing about five acres, and two acres of coppice ground, in Privatt, about five miles from Petersfield, and seven from Alton, in the county of Southampton, being Copyhold of Inheritance, held of the Manor of West-Meon.
 For particulars enquire of Mr. Joseph Wilkes, of Bentworth, near Alton, or Mr. Winter, attorney at law, New Alresford.---Farmer Earwaker of Privatt, or Farmer Lloyd, the present tenant, will shew the premises.

HANTS.

 TO be LET, from Michaelmas next, That Capital FARM, called MEDSTEAD, situate four miles from Alresford, and five from Alton, containing four hundred and seventy statute acres of arable and pasture land, and sixty acres of coppice ground. The whole is in excellent condition, and good repair. There are eighty-four acres of two years lay for a summer fallow this year, and one hundred and twenty-four acres of one year’s lay for the next year, and twenty acres of saintfoin. The yards are full of dung, and every thing in the most desirable condition for the in-coming tenant.
 For particulars enquire of Mr. Hugh Eames, at Petersfield.
 N.B. The Stock may be taken at a valuation.

HANTS.

 TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. JOHN CHITTY, on Tuesday the 1st day of June, 1784,at the White Hart Inn in Petersfield, in the County of Southampton, between the hours of four and six in the afternoon, (unless sooner disposed of by private contract, of which timely notice will be given in this paper)
 A FARM and LANDS, called or known by the name of Stonen-hill Farm, held by Copyhold of inheritance under the Bishop of Winchester, situate in the parish of Froxfield, in the county aforesaid: Consisting of an exceeding good house, four rooms on a floor, two large barns, a good walled stable for six horses, a good granary and wood-house, with other convenient offices in good repair; with fifty acres of arable and meadow land, and ten acres of coppice ground and rows. Fifty acres of the ground lies contiguous to the house, and inclosed within a ring fence. The whole of the land is exceedingly improveable, as good manure may be dug in every field for dressing and improving the same at a very small expence.
 The Farm is now let at the yearly rent of thirty-six pounds, and the present occupier tenant at will.
 This estate may justly be said to be one of the most delightful situations in the kingdom, the whole commanding a most pleasing view to the south and south-west, comprising a variety of beautiful hills, sheep-downs, hanging woods, a rich fertile valley abounding with all sorts of cattle, and interspersed with some fine pieces of water. To the east and south, a terminated view of the horizon, with the Sussex Hills, South Downs, Surry Hills, and part of Kent: And to the north-west is a most plentiful country for game of all sorts, and exceedingly well adapted for hunting or shooting, several woods near the farm are kept on purpose to preserve the game, which keeps the whole country adjoining plentifully stocked. The Farm is very conveniently situated for business or pleasure, its distance from London is 54 miles, Petersfield two, Alton nine, and from Alresford 10, all good market towns. The owner is a joint lord of the manor, in which part of this estate lies. Not far from the house may be seen a pleasing view of the sea between two hills. There is an exceedingly good chalk pit adjoining to the ground, which belongs to the estate.
 The tenant will shew the premises. Further particulars may be known by applying to the auctioneer, or Mr. Andrews, attorney at law, in Petersfield.


19-May-1784
Kentish Gazette

A Complete LIST of the MEMBERS of the HOUSE of COMMONS, returned to the NEW PARLIAMENT, summoned to meet Tuesday May 18, 1784.

f Members who voted for Mr. Fox’s East India Bill.

   ENGLAND

Petersfield  f William Jolliffe, esq.
      f Thomas Samuel Jolliffe, esq.


14-Jun-1784
Hampshire Chronicle

 WANTED, A JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER, PAINTER, and GLAZIER. An honest, sober, industrious good Workman, may hear of a place of constant employment in the above branches, by applying to the Printer of this Paper, or of Mr. Thomas Richardson, at Petersfield.
 N.B. An Apprentice is also wanted to the said branches in the same shop.

14-Jun-1784
Reading Mercury

 Hired on the 26th of May last, from James Carter’s at Petersfield, Hants, A BROWN MARE above 14 hands high, some white on her hind feet, a swish tail when taken away, dock rather short, by a man about ??? feet high, of a dark complexion, about 50 years of age, ??? to appearance a labouring man, and had on a new sh??? Round frock, a pair of corderoy breeches, brown stockings, nails in his shoes, yellow buckles, and a red and white fi??? Handkerchief round his neck.
 Whoever will bring or give any intelligence of the s?? mare, or man, so that the mare may be had again, shall receive Two Guineas reward of James Carter as above.


21-Jun-1784
Reading Mercury

 WANTED immediately, a MAN and his WIFE, free from any family of their own, who have been conversant with the manufacturing branches, and who are in other respects well qualified for the management of a Workhouse. Any persons whom this may suit will hear of employment on applying to the Overseers of the parish of Petersfield, Hants, who will treat further with them on this business.
 None need apply but such whose characters will bear the strictest enquiry.


20-Nov-1784
Oxford Journal
LONDON, NOVEMBER 13.
The NAMES of those who were nominated for SHERIFFS by the Lords of the Council, at the Exchequer, on the Morrow of St. Martin, in the 25th Year of the Reign of King George the Third, and in the Year of our Lord 1784:

County of Southampton. Sir Tho. Miller, of Froyle, Bart. Richard Prickenden, of Malts-Hanger; Henry Bonham, of Petersfield, Esqrs.


22-Nov-1784
Hampshire Chronicle
HANTS

 TO be SOLD by AUCTION, at the House of Timothy Turner, bearing the sign of the Compasse, situate at Selborn, in the County of Southampton, on Tuesday the 14th December, 1784, between the hours of two and three in the afternoon, in Three Lots,

LOT I
 The REVERSION in FEE (expectant on the deaths of two persons, one aged fifty years or thereabouts, the other forty years or thereabouts) of and in a Messuage, Farm, and Lands, containing twelve acres more or less, situate in the parish of Selborn aforesaid.

LOT II

 The REVERSION in FEE (expectant on the deaths of three persons, one aged sixty years, another fifty years or thereabouts, and the other twenty five years or thereabouts) of and in a Messuage, Farm and Lands, containing thirty six acres by estimation, situate in the said parish of Selborn.

LOT III

 The REVERSION in FEE (expectant on the deaths of three persons, one aged sixty years or thereabouts, another thirty-two years or thereabouts, and the other twenty five years or thereabouts) of and in a Messuage, Farm, and Lands, containing 40 acres by estimation, situate in the same parish of Selborn.
 Further particulars may be known, by applying to Mr. John Ewen, Froxfield; or to Mr. Andrews, Attorney at Law, Petersfield, Hants.


13-Dec-1784
Salisbury & Winchester Journal

County of Southampton
 AT a General Meeting of the LIEUTENANCY of the said County, held at the George Inn, in the city of Winchester, on Saturday the 27th day of Nov. 1784, before the Right Hon. Thomas Woods Knollis, Earl of Banbury, Sir Tho. Heathcote, Bart. And Sir John Carter, Knt. Deputy Lieutenants, the following Subdivision Meetings, and the Second General Meeting, were appointed:

 The Second General Meeting will be held at the George Inn, in the city of Winchester, on Saturday the fifth day of February, 1785. WILLIAM FAITHFULL, Clerk of the General Meetings.


1785

7-Feb-1785
Hampshire Chronicle
Petersfield, Hants

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, at the George Inn, in Petersfield, in the County of Southampton, on Tuesday, the 22d day of February, 1785, between the hours of two and three in the afternoon, in separate lots.

LOT I
  A Messuage, and several Closes or parcels of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land, and Coppice Ground, containing by estimation sixty acres (more or less) situate, lying, and being in the Parish of Elsted, in the County of Sussex, in the occupation of Messrs. John Melleish and William Collins.
LOT II
  Two Closes, or parcels of Arable or Pasture Land, containing by estimation five acres or thereabouts, situate in the parish of Hawkley, in the County of Southampton, now in the occupation of George Ralphs.
LOT III
  A Copyhold Messuage, Brick-kiln, and about four Acres of Land, situate within, and being parcel of the Manor of West-meon, in the County of Southampton, in the occupation of Henry Hayes.
  Further particulars may be known, by applying to Mr. Andrews, Attorney at Law, Petersfield.


5-Mar-1785
Ipswich Journal
LONDON, Saturday, Feb. 26.

  16. Early yesterday morning the post-boy coming with the mail from Kingston, was stopped near Wimbleton common, by two footpads, who carried off the mail containing the following bags, viz. Portsmouth, Petersfield, Chichester, Arundel, Guildford, Godalmin, Cobham, Haslemere, Middlehurst, Ripley, Petworth, Kingston, Esher, Farnham and Havant.

14-Mar-1785
Hampshire Chronicle
WHITE EATING POTATOES,

TO be SOLD at 28d per bushel, free from any damage by frost. Enquire of John Chitty, at Petersfield; or at his house in the North street, Chichester.


13-Jun-1785
Hampshire Chronicle

  This week the following prisoners were brought to our gaol, viz. Wm. Andrews, charged with stealing a gelding from out of the parish of Sheet, near Petersfield, the property of James Carter.


11-Jul-1785
Hampshire Chronicle
PETERSFIELD, HANTS

 TO be SOLD by AUCTION, between the hours of three and four in the afternoon, of Saturday the 16th July, 1785, at the White Hart Inn, in Petersfield, unless sooner disposed of by private contract, of which timely notice will be given.
 A large commodious and well accustomed CORN MILL, situate at Sheet, within one mile of the town of Petersfield, lately occupied by Mr. Robert Hawkins; this MILL works three pair of stones, is capable of grinding ten loads of wheat per week at least, and never wants water. Also near adjoining, A neat compact DWELLING HOUSE, with a good Garden, Stables, Carthouse, and other convenient out-buildings, and about four acres of Meadow Land in good condition, with two acres of Arable Land; part of the premises is freehold, and the remainder leasehold for lives under the Lord Bishop of Winchester, and as such is entitled to an allowance of timber for repairs. The premises are contiguous to each other, and the whole in good repair, conveniently situated close to the turnpike road from London to Portsmouth, and may be entered upon immediately.
 Mr. George Hawkins of Sheet, will shew the premises, and further particulars may be known by applying to Mr. Andrews, Attorney, at Petersfield.


7-Nov-1785
Hampshire Chronicle
EXCISE OFFICE, LONDON,

October 22d. 1785.

 WHEREAS by two several Acts of the last Session of Parliament, the one entitled, “An Act to repeal the duties on male-servants; and for granting new duties on male and female servants; and the other “An Act for transferring the receipt and management of certain duties therein mentioned, from the commissioners of Excise, and the Commissioners of Stamps respectively to the Commissioners for the affairs of taxes; and also for making further provisions in respect to the said duties for transferred,” …
 And in pursuance of the orders of the Honourable Commissioners of Excise, I, THOMAS COLLIS, Collector of Excise, do hereby give notice, That I shall attend at the Excise-Office, at the several under-mentioned places, on the days set against each place respectively, for the purpose of receiving applications, and making the re-payments as aforesaid, viz.


21-Nov-1785
Reading Mercury
Names of Gentlemen nominated by the Lords in Council for Sheriffs

Hants, Sir Thomas Miller, of Froyle, bart. Richard Prickenden, of Malts-Hanger; Henry Bonham, of Petersfield, Esqrs.


1786

2-Jan-1786
Hampshire Chronicle
H A M P S H I R E G A M E D U T Y

  A List of CERTIFICATES issued in the County aforesaid, with respect to the said Duty, between the 25th of March, and the 1st of October, 1785, pursuant to an Act of the last Session of Parliament, granting a Duty on such Certificates.

Andrews Richard
Bonham Henry
Bonham Thomas
Cobb John
Hogonin Francis
Hoper Moses
Meeres John
Patrick Edward
Smith Joseph
Twyford Samuel
Thatcher William
Whicher Rev. John

of Petersfield, gent.
of Petersfield, esq.
of Petersfield, esq.
of Petersfield, gent.
of Petersfield, esq.
of Petersfield, gent.
of Petersfield, gent.
of Petersfield, gent.
of Purbrook-Heath nr Petersfield, gent.
of Petersfield, esq.
of Petersfield, esq.
of Petersfield

9-Jan-1786
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D, HANTS.

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, between the hours of three and four in the afternoon, of Saturday the 14th day of January, 1786, at the Dolphin Inn, in Petersfield, (unless sooner disposed of by Private Contract, of which due notice will be given).
  All that MESSUAGE, TENEMENT, or DWELLING-HOUSE, with a stable for four horses, with other convenient out-buildings, and a garden walled in, the whole in excellent repair, late in the possession of Mr. Thomas Bradley, deceased, situate in the Market Place, in Petersfield aforesaid.
  The premises may be viewed at any time before the sale, and further particulars known, by applying to Mr. Andrews, Attorney, Petersfield.


9-Jan-1786
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D, HANTS.

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, between the hours of three and four in the afternoon, of Saturday the 14th day of January, 1786, at the Baker’s Arms Inn, in Petersfield, (unless sooner disposed of by Private Contract, of which due notice will be given)
  Lot I. A large commodious dwelling-house, fit for the reception of a genteel family, with a barn, stable, and other convenient outhouses, with several closes or parcels of arable, meadow, pasture land, and coppice ground to the same belonging, containing together in the whole by estimation 48 acres more or less, situate in the parishes of Rogate and Harting, in the county of Sussex, now in the occupation of Mr. William Ayling, and the widow Lintott.
  Lot II. A messuage, tenement, or dwelling-house, with a barn, stable, and other convenient outbuildings, with several closes, pieces, or parcels of arable, meadow, or pasture land, and coppice ground, to the same belonging, containing together by estimation 30 acres, more or less, situate in the parish of Chithurst, in the said county of Sussex, now in the occupation of William Eames.
  The different tenants will shew the premises, and further particulars may be known by applying to Mr. Andrews, attorney, Petersfield.


30-Jan-1786
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D, HANTS.

  TO be LETT, situated in Petersfield, several genteel TENEMENTS, and several COTTAGES, at very low rents, and all in thorough repair.—Enquire of Mr. Hugh Eames, in Petersfield.


30-Jan-1786
Hampshire Chronicle
A WORK OF REAL IMPORTANCE TO MANKIND.

  On Monday the 2d of Jan. 1786, was published, by E. BEETHAM, No. 27, Fleet-street, London, Number I, price only Six pence, to be continued weekly, A GRAND IMPERIAL FAMILY BIBLE, to be comprised in One Hundred Numbers, including the Apocrypha, and all the Holy Scriptures complete, indisputably the most elegant size, the most superb type, the finest paper, and most capital engravings, of any work extant—Illustrated with copious Notes, explanatory and moral, by the Rev. J. COOKSON, A.M. Rector of Colmere and Prior’s Dean, Hants, and Master of Churcher’s College, Petersfield—Author of the New Common Prayer Book, dedicated, by Permission, to the Lord Bishop of Winchester.
  If these Illustrations have any merit, it is in “steering between the extremes of Doctrines seemingly opposite—in passing over terms utterly unintelligible—and in forming a temperate, yet not inconsistent System.”
  The types on which these works are printed, were constructed by the ingenious Mr. Caslon, to ease the aged eye, and to preserve those of the young—the following is a specimen of them.

And the Lord commanded

This work is conducted upon a plan widely different from all others of the kind, and will bear the minutest examination; the publisher, therefore, will not follow the modern example of wearying the public with fulsome encomiums, but will leave the merit of the publication to recommend itself.——Fifty numbers already printed, which may be had together, or weekly, and may be inspected by application to any bookseller in town or country; or to the printer of this paper.


6-Mar-1786
Reading Mercury

  Thursday morning a poor woman was found dead on the Barnet, between Petersfield and Alton, supposed to have perished through the inclemency of the weather.


6-Mar-1786
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D, HANTS.

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, in different lots, by JOHN CHITTY, at the George Inn, in Petersfield, at three o’clock in the afternoon of Wednesday the 15th day of March, 1786,
  LOT I.—A MESSUAGE and several Closes or Parcels of arable, meadow, pasture land, and coppice ground, containing by estimation sixty acres, (more or less) situate in the parish of Elsted in the County of Sussex, now in the occupation of John Mellersh and William Collins.
  LOT II.—Two CLOSES of arable or pasture land containing by estimation five acres or thereabouts, called Prowts, situate in the parish of Hawkley, in the County of Southampton, and now in the occupation of George Ralph.
  LOT III.—A MESSUAGE, Brick kiln, and about four acres of Land, being copyhold, and held of the Lord of the Manor of Westmeon, situate in the parish of Westmeon, in the said county of Southampton, and now occupied by Henry Hayes.
  The different Tenants will shew the premises, and particulars may be known by applying to Mr. Andrews, attorney at law, in Petersfield aforesaid.


5-Jun-1786
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D, HANTS.

  TO be LETT, A TALLOW CHANDLER’s SHOP and PREMISES, situate in Petersfield, and will be put in good repair, and perfectly well accustomed, with suitable offices for business.—The present tenant has been in possession upwards of twenty years, and leaves it only because he has made a purchase in the town.—Enquire of Mr. T. Richardson, at Petersfield aforesaid.

12-Jun-1786
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
PHŒNIX ASSURANCE..

  Or NEW FIRE OFFICE, LOMBARD–STREET, LONDON
  PERSONS Insured by this Company, whose annual Premiums will fall due at Midsummer, are requested to take notice, that printed acquittances (issued from and chequed at this office) are now in the hands of several agents.
  The Agents of the Phœnix Company for Hampshire, are,
  Mr. R. H. Lloyd, Winchester.
...
  John Holmwood, Petersfield.
  It is acknowledged on every side, that the equitable system upon which Insurances against Fire are now effected, freed from harsh clauses or unreasonable deductions, has been secured to the public by the liberal plan of this Company, and the office has, in return, been honoured with uncommon marks of public approbation, as the rapid extension of its business fully proves


9-Jul-1786
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D, HANTS.

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, between the hours of three and four in the afternoon, of Saturday the 14th day of January, 1786, at the Dolphin Inn, in Petersfield, (unless sooner disposed of by Private Contract, of which due notice will be given)
  All that MESSUAGE, TENEMENT, or DWELLING-HOUSE, with a stable for four horses, with other convenient out-buildings, and a garden walled in, the whole in excellent repair, late in the possession of Mr. Thomas Bradly, deceased, situate in the Market place, in Petersfield aforesaid.
  The premises may be viewed at any time before the sale, and further particulars known, by applying to Mr. Andrews, Attorney, Petersfield.

24-Jul-1786
Hampshire Chronicle
SUSSEX.

  WHEREAS in the night between the seventeenth and 18th days of this instant (JULY) A FAT BUCK was stolen from and out of one of the Paddocks, in Lady-Holt Park, in Sussex, belonging to Sir Henry Fetherston, Baronet. —Any person giving information against the offender or offenders, so that he or they be convicted thereof, shall be entitled to a Reward of TWENTY GUINEAS, and any person concerned in the said offence, discovering his accomplices, shall be intituled to the same Reward, to be paid on conviction by

RICHARD ANDREWS, Attorney, Petersfield.


28-Aug-1786
Hampshire Chronicle
FROXFIELD, Hants..

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by T. WILLMER, at the White Hart Inn, in Petersfield, on Saturday the 2nd day of September, 1786, between the hours of three and five in the afternoon, unless sooner disposed of by Private Contract, of which timely notice will be given.
 A MESSUAGE, TENEMENT, or DWELLING-HOUSE, with a barn, and garden adjoining, together with about thirty-two acres of arable land, and three acres of coppice ground, situate in the parish of Froxfield; the premises are copyhold, held under the Bishop of Winchester, and are in the occupation of Farmer Thomas Silvester, who will shew the premises.
 Further particulars may be known by applying to MR. Hugh Silvester, Baker, In Petersfield; or the Tenant, aforesaid.


18-Sep-1786
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D, Hants

  TO be LETT, and Entered on immediately, The DOLPHIN INN, in Petersfield aforesaid, being an old accustomed house, and now in full trade.—The Stock and Furniture, Chaise, Horses, &c. &c. may be taken at a fair appraisement.
  For particulars apply to Mr. Palmer, at the George Inn, Portsmouth; or Mr. Andrews, Attorney, at Petersfield.

25-Sep-1786
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D, Hants

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. BINSTEAD, under an authority of the Sheriff of Hants, on Tuesday the third of October next, and the three following days, —ALL the HOUSEHOLD GOODS and FURNITURE, STOKCK and EFFECTS, late of Daniel Marcer, at the Dolphin Inn, in Petersfield aforesaid, the particulars whereof, with the conditions of sale, will be previously dispersed at Petersfield, and in all the principal neighbouring towns.


28-Sep-1786
Derby Mercury

  READING, Sept. 30. On Sunday last a very shocking and barbarous Murder was committed by three abandoned Villains: The unfortunate Person who fell Sacrifice to these ruffians, accidentally met them at a Public-house at Monshill, near Godalming, Surrey, and as they were all seafaring Men, he joined their Company, and treated them plentifully; when he paid the Reckoning he changed a Guinea, and told them (as they said their Money run short) he would assist them on the Road to Portsmouth as long as it lasted. They all went away together, and travelled as far as the Red-Lion at Road-Lane, about two Miles, where he treated them again; they then proceeded on their Journey, but had not got above two Miles farther, a Place called Rind-Head, before one of these Monsters knocked their Benefactor down, and they all immediately assisted in stripping him quite naked, the poor Man all the Time imploring them to spare his Life, but they were deaf to his Intreaties, and with their Knives mangled his Body in several Parts much too shocking to relate, and then nearly severed his Head from the Body. One of them still not satisfied, said to his Companion, “Lend me your Knife, I’ll have another Cut at him,” which being given, they dragged him about two hundred Yards out of the Road, and then proceeded towards Portsmouth.
  Luckily two Men seeing these Villains dragging something along, their Curiosity led them to the Spot, where they found the mangled Corpse in the shocking Situation described. They not thinking it prudent to pursue the Murderers without Assistance, went back to Road-lane, where they got eight or nine Men to join them; and at Rake, near Petersfield, they came up with them, and after a stout Resistance secured them all.— They were had before Justice Fielding, of Haslemere, Surrey, and, after separate Examinations, committed to Guildford Gaol. They were all three Irishmen, and one of them had been Shipmate with the Deceased.
  They were conducted under a strong Guard, and on coming to the House where the mangled Corpse of the poor Man lay, the Guard insisted on their getting out of the Coach, to see and touch the Body; one of them was much affected and shed Tears; but the other two seemed totally unconcerned, and with an unpardonable Audacity declared, “they would do so again had they an Opportunity.”
  It is horrid to relate, that one of them declared, that was he again at Liberty he would murder the first Person he met; and they all acknowledged, they had agreed to murder a Man they met on the Road between the Place where they committed the shocking Deed, and where they were taken, but were prevented by some Persons coming in Sight.


6-Oct-1786
Chelmsford Chronicle

Reading, Sept. 30. On Saturday last a very shocking and barbarous murder was committed by three abandoned villains:-

 Luckily two men seeing these villains dragging something along, their curiosity led them to the spot, where they found the mangled corpse in the shocking situation described. They not thinking it prudent to pursue the murderers without assistance, went back to Road-lane, where they got eight or nine men to join them; and at Rake, near Petersfield, they came up with them, and after a stout resistance secured them all. They were had before justice Fielding, of Haslemere, Surrey, and, after separate examinations, committed to Guildford gaol.—They were all three Irishmen, and one of them had been a shipmate with the deceased.—It is horrid to relate, that one of them declared, that was he again at liberty, he would murder the first person he met; and they all acknowledged, they had agreed to murder a man they met on the road between the place where they committed this shocking deed, and where they were taken, but were prevented by some persons coming in sight.
 They were conducted under a strong guard, and on coming to the house, where the mangled corpse of the poor man lay, the guard insisted on their getting out of the coach, to see and touch the body; one of them was much affected and shed tears; but the other two seemed totally unconcerned, and with an unpardonable audacity declared, ‘they would do so again, had they an opportunity.”
 The same day a young man was stopped on the road about two miles from the spot where the above murder was committed, by two men, who knocked him down, and stuffing his mouth full of sand, robbed him of half-a-guinea.—He was present at the examination of the murderers before Justice Fielding, but did not think either of them the persons who robbed him.

7-Oct-1786
Oxford Journal
LONDON, OCTOBER 3.

  Sunday Se’nnight a very shocking and barbarous Murder was committed by three abandoned Villains: The unfortunate Person who fell a Sacrifice to these Ruffians, accidentally met them at a Publick-House at Monshil, near Godalming, in Surrey, and as they were all Seafaring Men, he joined their Company, and treated them plentifully; when he paid the Reckoning, he changed a Guinea, and told them (as they said their Money run short) he would assist them on the Road to Portsmouth as long as it lasted. They all went away together, and travelled as far as the Red Lion at Road-Lane, about two Miles, when he treated them again; they then proceeded on their Journey, but had not got above two Miles farther, a Place called Hind Head, before one of them knocked their Benefactor down, and they all immediately assisted in stripping him quite naked, and with their Knives, mangled his Body in several Parts, and then nearly severed his Head from his Body. One of them still not satisfied, said to his Companion, “Lend me your Knife, I’ll have another Cut at him,” which being given, they dragged him about two hundred Yards out of the Road, and then proceeded towards Portsmouth. Luckily two Men seeing these Villains dragging something along, their Curiosity led them to the Spot, where they found the mangled Corpse in the shocking Situation described. They not thinking it prudent to pursue the Murderers without Assistance, went back to Road Lane, where they got eight or nine Men to join them; and at Rake, near Petersfield, they came up with them, and after a stout Resistance secured them all. They were had before Justice Fielding, of Haslemere, Surrey, and after separate Examinations, committed to Guildford Gaol.


6-Nov-1786
Hampshire Chronicle
PETERSFIELD, Hants

  ALL Persons having any claim or demands on the Estate and Effects of DANIEL MARCER, late of the Dolphin Inn, in Petersfield, are desired to deliver the same into the hands of John Chitty, of Petersfield, on or before Tuesday the 14th of this instant November, in order that dividend be immediately made and paid.

27-Nov-1786
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE GAME DUTY

  A List of the CERTIFICATES issued in the County aforesaid, with respect to the duty since the 1st of July, 1786, pursuant to an Act of Parliament, granting a duty on such Certificates.

Names of Persons and places of Abode.
ANDREWS Richard, of Petersfield, gent.

BONHAM Henry, of Petersfield, esq.
BONHAM Thomas, of ditto, esq.
BUCKLE Lewes, of Sheet, esq.
BRADLEY William, of Petersfield, victualler.
COBB John, of Petersfield, gent.
CHITTY John, of Petersfield, gent.
MEERES John, of Petersfield, mercer


4-Dec-1786
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE GAME DUTY

(A continuation of the persons names who have taken out Certificates, from the second page of our last week’s publication.)
….
TWIFORD Samuel, of Heath-house, Petersfield, esq.
VEALE William, of Petersfield, gent
WHICHER Rev. John, of Petersfield
WHICHER James, of Petersfield, surgeon

11-Dec-1786
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D, Hants

  THE CREDITORS of THOMAS AYLMER, late of Petersfield, in the county of Southampton, Gentleman, deceased, who have not already delivered in an account of their respective demands on his Estate, are required to deliver in the same, on or before the sixteenth day of December next, to Mr. Richard Andrews, Attorney at Law, in Petersfield; and in default thereof, they will be excluded the benefit, to arise from the Dividend of the Effects of the said Thomas Aylmer.
  November 30th, 1786.



25-Dec-1786
Reading Mercury
*Extract of a letter from Deal, Dec. 17*

  “Last night, at half an hour after eight o’clock, two leagues from Ness, the Petersfield, Captain Angus, for Jamaica; and the Judith Randolph, Roberts, for Virginia, ran foul of each other, when the former foundered, but the Captain and crew were saved, and brought into the Downs by the latter, which is greatly damaged.”


1787

1-Feb-1787
Derby Mercury
LONDON, FEBRUARY 6.

  Thomas Samuel Jolliffe, Esq; has vacated his Seat for Petersfield, by accepting the Chiltern Hundreds.

16-Feb-1787
Kentish Gazette
HOUSE OF COMMONS
Monday Feb. 12.

  Lord Down took the oaths and his seat for Petersfield.


9-Apr-1787
Hampshire Chronicle
S C H O O L.

  WANTED immediately, an ASSISTANT, who can be well recommended, as properly qualified to teach WRITING and ARITHMETIC in all their various branches; he must have been used to a school, and willing to bear confinement. If he be capable of teaching the Rudiments of the Latin Language, it will be more agreeable to the advertiser.
 Apply to the Rev. Thos. Trodd, of Petersfield, Hants.

16-Apr-1787
Reading Mercury
To Mercers, Linen-Drapers, Haberdashers, Hosiers, and others,

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, By WASTELL and COOKE, By order of the Sheriff of Surrey, on the premises, The valuable Stock in Trade of Mr. CHARLES WILLES, Mercer, Draper, Haberdasher, and Hosier, at Guildford, Surrey, on Friday the 20th day of April, 1787, and the three following days, (Sunday excepted); consisting of a fashionable assortment of superfine broad and narrow cloths, and coatings, velverets, cords and fustians, lute-strings, modes, &c. a great variety of printed callicoes, cottons and linens, a large assortment of striped check’d and plain muslins, plain and corded dimities, Irish linens, checks and furnitures, and a great variety of every article in the above branches.—To be viewed the day preceding the sale, which will begin each day at ten o’clock.
  Catalogues may be had at the King’s Arms, Godalming; Anchor, Liphook; White-Hart, Petersfield; Half Moon, Petworth; Spread Eagle, Midhurst; Bush, Farnham; Crown Chertsey; George, Ripley; White-Lion, Cobham; Sun, Kingston; Spread Eagle, Epsom; King’s Head, Dorking; the place of the sale, and of the Auctioneers, Guildford, Surrey.


28-May-1787
Hampshire Chronicle
PETERSFIELD, Hants

  TO be LETT, and entered on at Midsummer next, That commodious, good accustomed, and well situated INN, the DOLPHIN: The coming in will be very easy, as nothing will be required to be taken off but the Fixtures; and the rent is moderate.
  Further particulars may be had of Samuel Palmer, at the George Inn, at Portsmouth; or of H. Palmer, at the Dolphin, at Petersfield aforesaid, who will shew the premises. Letters (post paid) will be duly answered.


4-Jun-1787
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE.

  TO be LETT, and entered upon at Michaelmas, 1788, IDSWORTH FARM, in the county of Southampton, containing near eight hundred acres, with one hundred and eighty sheep common, belonging to the same. Idsworth is four miles from Havant, seven from Chichester and six from Petersfield, all good market towns.
  For further particulars, enquire at Idsworth House; or of Mr. Newland, at Havant.

PETERSFIELD, HANTS.

  TO be LETT, and entered on at Midsummer next, That commodious, good accustomed, and well situated INN, the DOLPHIN: The coming in will be very easy, as nothing will be required to be taken off but the Fixtures; and the rent is moderate.
  Further particulars may be had of Samuel Palmer, at the George Inn, at Portsmouth; or of H. Palmer, at the Dolphin, at Petersfield aforesaid, who will shew the premises. Letters (post paid) will be duly answered.


23-Jul-1787
Hampshire Chronicle
LAW INTELLIGENCE
COURT of KING’S BENCH

  The fatigue of attendance at the Sittings at Guildhall, where the general sameness of the scene almost always produces a tedium, was amply compensated on Saturday by the brilliant exertions of the Counsel, in a cause of the utmost importance to every body concerned in shipping, as well to all sea-faring people in this country.
  The main strength of the bar was called forth on this occasion.
  On the side of the plaintiff Messrs. Erskine, Mingay, and Wood — On the other side, Mr. Bearcroft, honest Jack Lee, and Mr. Chambre.
  The action was brought to recover the amount of damage done to a vessel coming up Channel last November by another, outward bound ——— and what appeared singular in the business was, that the ship, against the owners of which the action was brought, had gone down by the shock.
  No bad intention being imputable to either party, the question turned entirely upon ascertaining by whose negligence the accident happened, and upon the general principles of seamanship.
  Those were explained by Mr. Erskine in a most clear and masterly manner; so much so, as to excite the applause of the whole Court.
  He set out with a proposition which created a general burst of laughter.
  Models of the two ships being laid on the table, he threw down the gauntlet to his opponent Mr. Bearcroft, whom he called the learned Commodore, invited him to get on board their respective ships, and to fight the cause out, as by a wager of battle. This challenge not being accepted, he explained the nature of the case to the jury in an eloquent speech. His client’s vessel, the Judy Randolph, was making the Downs close hawled, at the time she fell in with the Petersfield, from which she received the injury —It was about half past eight o’clock at night, and about four or five miles from shore. The Petersfield was the last of a large outward bound fleet, and was described as possessing all the advantages of wind and tide, both of which wer unfavourable to the Judy Randolph. In that predicament Mr. Erskine contended, that it was the duty of the Petersfield to have gone to leeward, in order to make a birth for the Judy Randolph; but before he entered upon that part of the subject, he called witnesses to prove the state of his own ship.
  The second mate, John Field, deposed, that the watch had been regularly set, and every thing in perfect order on board the Judy Randolph. It was his watch, and the usual compliment of hands were on deck. — That one of the men, Neil Johnson, who was on the forecastle to keep a look out, had perceived the Petersfield at the distance of a quarter of a mile, and observing her bearing right down on them, hailed her instantly five or six times, but without receiving any answer; and circumstanced as they were, close hauled, after luffing up to two ships a few minutes before, it was impossible for them to avoid the Petersfield, tho’ they attempted it by putting up the helm.
  The negligence on the part of the Petersfield being proved, Mr. Erskine went into the second part of his agreement, viz. The general rule by which Captains of ships meeting each other at sea ought to be governed.
  This, he contended should be the same that is observed on the roads or in the streets, and that any accident which may happen by a deviation from it ought to be, and really was liable to the very same penalties.
  When a ship in the situation of the Petersfield, with a large wind and with a free command of her helm, met one circumstanced like the Judy Randolph, it was, he insisted, her duty to go to leeward, because in doing so she would lose no way at all, and the other, on the contrary, could not regain her birth without tacking. But no decision having ever taken place to establish this as a general, fixed rule, several Captains of ships were called to prove what was the common usage on such occasions. A very shrewd and intelligent Captain of the name of Peake, Captain French, a veteran seaman, whose manner and appearance, as well as the candid manner in which he declared his sentiments, impressed every body present with the greatest respect, and some other gentlemen on the side of the plaintiff confirmed the Justice and propriety of Mr. Erskine’s doctrine, which the verdict of the Jury afterwards established as the law.
  On the part of the defendant, several witnesses were called to describe the situation of the Petersfield, which they stated very differently from the account of Drake and Brown, both as to the care of the watch, the management of the ship, and the state of the wind.
  After an uncommon share of wit and pleasantry between the Counsel, which turned chiefly on Mr. Erskine’s superior knowledge of tactics, and a very able speech by Mr. Bearcroft, to which Mr. Erskine made an admirable reply, the learned judge summed up the evidence on both sides with great precision, and submitted to the Jury “the importance of ascertaining, beyond the possibility of any mistake, the general principles by which all Captains of ships in such situations should steer in future.” He remarked, that it was rather singular this point had never before been determined, considering the innumerable subjects which had been litigated among naval men. But as the Jury was composed of the most respectable class of citizens, and the cause attended by such a multitude of Captains and owners of ships, the matter could never be decided with more fairness and solemnity.
  The Jury, after a few moments consultation, found a verdict for the plaintiff to the full amount of his damages, and also declared, as has been before stated, that in future the ship that has the wind shall go to leeward.


6-Aug-1787
Hampshire Chronicle
HOME NEWS
Portsmouth, Gosport, & Chichester Post.

  On Thursday the 26th ult. About eight o’clock in the evening, as Mrs. Twyford, and two other ladies, were returning in a post-chaise from Portsdown fair, to Heath-house, near Petersfield, they were attacked in the Forest of Bere by three persons, supposed to be smugglers: two of them had handkerchiefs tied over their faces; but the third acted without any disguise. He opened the door of the post-chaise, and demanded of the ladies their money and watches. Their purse were delivered, and one of the ladies gave up her gold watch; but Mrs. Twyford appearing reluctant to part with her’s, which was very valuable, he snatched it from her side, and broke off some of the trinkets, which fell to the bottom of the chaise. He made her stand up while he looked for them; and when he had secured his booty, he bid them good night, and shut the door of the chaise; but observing he had omitted to put up the steps, he returned, and again opened the door for this purpose, which he completed, and then bid the man drive on. It is supposed he was employed upwards of ten minutes in this robbery, during which no person was seen, though many were returning from the fair at nearly the same time. It is also remarkable, that we hear of no other robbery having been committed upon that road, or in the neighbourhood. The villains were armed with three large horse pistols.


19-Nov-1787
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE MILITIA

 At a General Meeting of the LIEUTENANCY of the said County held at the George Inn, in the City of Winchester, on Tuesday the twenty-third day of October, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, before the Right Honourable Thomas Woods Knollis, Earl of Banbury, Thomas Hall, L.L.D and Peter Barfoot, Esq. Deputy Lieutenants of the said County, the following subdivision Meetings, and the second General Meeting, were appointed:


3-Dec-1787
Hampshire Chronicle

  On Saturday last Mrs. Jolliffe, wife of William Jolliffe, Esq. Member of Parliament for Petersfield, in this county, was delivered of a daughter, at his house in Argyle-street, London.


1788

8-Jan-1788
Kentish Gazette
CANTERBURY, Jan. 11

  “Last Monday the body of one Sarah Wells was found dead in the snow, near Rogate. She missed her companion with whom she was walking a day or two before, from Rogate to Petersfield, in Hampshire, and losing her way it is supposed she fell down, and for want of assistance, perished.”


4-Feb-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
H A M P S H I R E

  TO be LETT, and entered upon at Lady Day next, A Neat, Brick-built, and Sashed DWELLING HOUSE, consisting of a parlour, neatly papered, good kitchen, Brewhouse, pantry, cellar, two front chambers papered, and two back chambers; together with a stable, wood-house, and other out-houses; a good garden, orchard, &c. all which premises are in good repair, and are pleasantly situated at Bramdean, Hants, in a healthy sporting country, and are within four miles of Alresford, ten of Winchester, ten of Alton, ten of Petersfield, and ten of Bishop’s-Waltham.
  For further particulars, enquire of Mr. James Winter, of New Alresford, Attorney at Law; or of John Marriner, at Woodcott, near Bramdean.

11-Feb-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D, HANTS.

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by T. WILLMER, on Monday the 10th of March, 1788, and the following days, on the Premises of the White Hart Inn, in Petersfield, the Effects of Mr. JAMES WHEATLEY, late deceased: Consisting of the entire HOUSEHOLD GOODS and FURNITURE, China, Plate, Linen, Stock of Liquors, Horses, Harness, Chaises, &c. &c,
  The sale to begin each day at eleven o’clock.
  Catalogues to be had in due time at the Principal Inns of the Towns adjacent; and of the Auctioneer, Petersfield.


22-Feb-1788
Kentish Gazette

  On Saturday, Jan. 19, 1788, was PUBLISHED, NUMBER I. Price SIXPENCE, to be continued weekly, The SECOND EDITION of a GRAND LARGE-PRINTED

IMPERIAL FAMILY BIBLE

  Dedicated, by Permission, to BROWNLOW, Lord Bishop of WINCHESTER. Embellished with Thirteen superb COPPER PLATES, and illustrated with NOTES, Moral and Explanatory, by the Rev. J. COOKSON, M.A. Rector of Colemere and Prior’s Dean, and Master of Churcher’s College, Petersfield.

25-Feb-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE.

  TO be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT, a MESSUAGE, Water Corn Mill, Stable for eight Horses, Cart-house, Kiln for drying Wheat, Pig Pens, Yard, two Gardens, and five acres of Meadow Ground, in Greatham, near Petersfield, in the County of Southampton. And also a Barn, Stable, Farm Yard, about forty two acres of Arable Land, eleven acres of Meadow, and a small Coppice in Hawkley, adjoining to Greatham, with a considerable quantity of Timber growing thereon.
  N.B. All the Buildings in Greatham are new, and all built with brick, and all the other Buildings are in good repair.
  Enquire of Messrs. Winter and Fleetwood, Attornies, at New Alresford, Hants.
  Robert Hawkins, the Tenant, will shew the Premises.


7-Apr-1788
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
ROYAL-EXCHANGE ASSURANCE
(Established by Royal Charter in the Reign of King George I.)
For Assuring Houses, Buildings, Goods, Corn, Hay, &c.
And also for the Assurance of Lives.

  The Corporation of the Royal Exchange Assurance have appointed the following persons to be their Agents for the several places hereafter mentioned:

  Petersfield, Rich. Andrews


26-May-1788
Reading Mercury

  TO be SOLD by Private Contract, and entered on at Michaelmas next, A COPYHOLD ESTATE, situate at Farringdon, in the manor of Thomas Knight, Esq; three miles from Alton, eight from Alresford, and nine from Petersfield, all market towns; consisting of a new brick and tiled convenient farm-house, standing about 50 yards from the turnpike road from London to Gosport and Portsmouth: coaches up and down every day, waggons once a week. A good garden fenced in with paling and palisadoes; good barn room, one new built barn, stabling for 10 horses, cart-house, and out-houses, all in good repair; two acres and a half of hop ground, which bore a very good crop last year; a convenient hop kiln adjoining, with 45 acres of good land in a ring fence, adjoining to the buildings, and the other part of the land a little distance off, with a barn convenient for it. The whole number of measured acres is about 96, in a fine healthy country, for shooting and hunting. Part of the estate is rented by Mr. Wm. Pink, tenant at will.
  Enquire of Mr. Nicholas Chase, cooper of the same parish, who will direct you to a person that will shew the premises any day in the week; and for further particulars, direct to Mr. Nicholas Chase, of Farringdon, near Alton, Hants, who will answer the same immediately.


9-Jun-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
PETERSFIELD, Hants

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on the Premises, by T. WILLMER, on Thursday the 12th day of June, 1788, at three o’clock in the afternoon, a good accustomed PUBLICK HOUSE, with a large garden and orchard adjoining, containing about one acre of land, situate at Sheet, near Petersfield, aforesaid, in the turnpike road from London to Portsmouth, and known by the sign of the Half Moon.
  The premises are freehold, are in good repair, and are now in the occupation of Nehemiah Smart, who will shew the same.

9-Jun-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
The following Men are Ten Defaulters, and One Deserter, from the North Battalion of Hants Militia.

  WILLIAM KNIGHT, substitute for Robert Fellow, inrolled as above, said he came from Lyss, near Petersfield, was a grenadier in the South Hants Battalion, in the late war; is said to have a woman and four children in Reading, and is supposed to be now serving in the Berkshire Militia; he is well known about Alton.

  Whoever will apprehend the above ten Defaulters or Deserters, or any one of them, so that he may be committed to any prison for six months, as the law directs, shall receive for each man so committed, ONE POUND ELEVEN SHILLINGS and SIXPENCE, by applying to me at Fareham, or to Charles Cotterell, Serjeant Major of the Regiment, at Winchester.

MICHAEL HARRIS, Adjutant.

Winchester, May 31st, 1788.


23-Jun-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
H A M P S H I R E.

  TO be LETT to the highest Bidder, on the first of August next, according to conditions.
  All that FARM called LANGRISH FARM, in the occupation of William Aldred; together with that FARM called SHAD FARM, in the occupation of W. Jolliffe, Esq.
  For particulars, and a view of the Premises, apply to Mr. Hugh Eames, at the George, Petersfield.

30-Jun-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
P O R T S M O U T H C O M M O N.

  TO be LETT, at Michaelmas next, all that well known House and Anchor Smith’s Shop, situate in Anchor Smith-lane, facing the Gunwarf on Portsmouth Common, now in the occupation of Mr. Robert Norris, Smith.
  Enquire of John Cobb, Petersfield; or John Antram No. 39, High-street, Portsmouth.


14-Jul-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
H A M P S H I R E.

  TO be LETT to the highest Bidder, on the first of August next, according to conditions, All that FARm called LANGRISH FARM, in the occupation of William Aldred; together with that FARM called STROUDE-BRIDGE FARM, in the occupation of W. Jolliffe, Esq.
  For particulars, and a view of the Premises, apply to Mr. Hugh Eames, at the George, Petersfield.

21-Jul-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, SATURDAY, july 19.
WINCHESTER SESSIONS

  On Tuesday began at our Castle, the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for this County, when eight appeals were entered and determined, viz.
 Titchborne against Cheriton—Order quashed
 Lymington against Lyndhurst ditto.
 Midhurst against Petersfield ditto.

 Justices present:— R.P. Blanchard, Esq. Chairman; the Earl of Banbury, Sir W. Benett, Knt. Sir J. Carter, Knt. The Rev. Dr. Harrington, Samuel Leeke, Esq. Thomas Hall, Esq. Richard Bargus, Esq. Richard Maidman, Esq. Henry Lys, jun. Esq. Henry Bonham, Esq. Francis Hugonin, Esq. the Rev. Mr. Obourn, and the Rev. John Barwis.


8-Sep-1788
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
H A M P S H I R E.

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. CHRISTIE, at the Crown Inn at Alton, on Tuesday the 30th of September, between the hours of three and five o’clock, in twelve lots.
  The several FREEHOLD and COPYHOLD ESTATES of

WILLIAM JOLLIFFE, Esq.
situate in the parishes of Petersfield, Steep, Buriton, and Eastmeon, near Petersfield, in the county of Hants, let to respectable tenants, producing net annual rent of near
ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY POUNDS.
  The tenants will shew the respective farms; and printed particulars may be had twenty days preceding the sale, of Mr. Eames, Petersfield; Messrs. Wilmot, Dunn, and Lancaster, Lincoln’s Inn; at the Crown, Alton; the Swan, Alresford; White Hart, Winchester; Bush, Farnham; at the Rainbow coffee-house, Cornhill; and in Pall-mall.

22-Sep-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
PUBLIC HOUSES to be SOLD.

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, in short time, Sundry PUBLIC HOUSES, the property of WILLIAM JOLLIFFE, Esq. in Petersfield, Hants, let to respectable Tenants, and vending each a very considerable quantity of beer.

H A M P S H I R E.

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. CHRISTIE, at the Crown Inn at Alton, on Tuesday the 30th of September, between the hours of three and five o’clock, in 12 Lots, the several FREEHOLD and COPYHOLD ESTATES of WILLIAM JOLLIFFE, Esq. situate in the parishes of Petersfield, Steep, Buriton, and Eastmeon, near Petersfield, in the county of Hants, let to respectable tenants, producing net annual rent of near ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY POUNDS. The tenants will shew the respective farms; and printed particulars may be had twenty days preceding the sale, of Mr. Eames, Petersfield; Messrs. Wilmot, Dunn, and Lancaster, Lincoln’s Inn; at the Crown, Alton; the Swan, Alresford; White Hart, Winchester; Bush, Farnham; at the Rainbow coffee-house, Cornhill; and in Pall-mall.


22-Sep-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
LANDS to be SOLD.

  MR. JOLLIFFE’s LANDS, near Petersfield, which have been advertised in this paper by mistake to be Sold at Alton, will be Sold at the Town Hall, Petersfield, by MR. CHRISTIE, on Tuesday the thirtieth instant, between the hours of three and five in the afternoon.


6-Oct-1788
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
GAME DUTY.

  A List of Certificates issued in the county aforesaid, with respect to the said duty, between the first day of July, and the 27th day of September, 1788, pursuant to an Act of Parliament, granting a duty on such Certificates.
1788

Aug. 2.
July 17.
July 18.
Aug. 28.
Aug. 2.
Aug. 22.

Andrews, Richard, of Petersfield, gent.
Bonham, Henry, of Petersfield, esq.
Bonham, Thomas, of Petersfield, esq.
Bradley, William, of Petersfield
Cobb, John, of Petersfield, gent.
Chitty, John, of Petersfield, yeoman

 By order of the Commissioners

JOHN BRETTELL, Secretary.

(To be continued.)

13-Oct-1788
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
GAME DUTY.

  A List of Certificates issued in the county aforesaid, with respect to the said duty, between the first day of July, and the 27th day of September, 1788, pursuant to an Act of Parliament, granting a duty on such Certificates.

(Continued from our last)
1788

Sep. 3.

Aug. 2.



Aug. 25.

Jolliffe, William, of Woolverton, esq.
Jolliffe, William, of Petersfield, esq.
Meeres, John, of Petersfield, mercer
Patrick, Edward, of Petersfield, brewer
Whicher, Rev. John, of Petersfield, clerk
Whicher, James, of ditto, surgeon
Wells, Henry, of Petersfield, gent.

DURNFORD, Clerk of the Peace

 By order of the Commissioners

JOHN BRETTELL, Secretary.


27-Oct-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, SATURDAY, Oct. 25..

  This week were committed to our county goal, to take their trials at the next assizes.
  John Bridger, committed by Henry Bonham, Esq. charged with maliciously maiming and wounding a mare, the property of Mr. William Chase, of Selbourne, in this county.
  William Keen, committed by the same magistrate, charged with stealing twenty-eight yards of cloth, out of the workshop belonging to Mr. William Cogden, of Petersfield, in this county.


27-Oct-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
H A M P S H I R E.

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION by WELLER and SON, on Tuesday the 11th of November, 1788, and the four following days, all the valuable HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, belonging to FRANK HUGONIN, Esq. at Nursted, near Petersfield; comprising handsome mahogany bedsteds, with enrich’d posts, with damask, morine, and check furnitures; prime goose and other feather beds, matrasses, blankets; eider-down, and fine white calico quilts; pier and dressing glasses; Persia, Turky, Wilton, and Scotch carpets;—In mahogany, a wardrobe, sophas, parlour and chamber chairs, dining, side, Pembroke, tea, and library tables; a set of bamboo chairs; rare old japan articles, in high preservation, in screens, cabinets, tables, and dressing boxes; beautiful old china, in desert, tea, and ornamental sets; excellent doestic linen; fire arms; two eight day clocks; about 300 ounces of plate; a pair of 18 inch globes, by Adams; a small but well chosen library of books; a few paintings, and a great variety of delicate oriental drawings; curious old wines, and spirits, kitchen articles, a milch cow, 2 stacks of feed and meadow hay, with some husbandry implements, &c.
  The effects may be view’d on Monday preceeding the sale, which will begin at Twelve o’clock precisely.
  Catalogues may be had, in due time (at six-pence each) on the premises, the Dolphin, Petersfield, Swan, Alton, and Alresford, George, Winchester, Spread Eagle, Midhurst, Swan, Petworth, White Horse, Haslemere, King’s Arms, Godalming, White Hart, Guildford, the London Coffee House, and of Weller and Son, at their Upholstery and Cabinet Warehouse, Chichester.


27-Oct-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
H A M P S H I R E.

  TO be SOLD, in Hampshire, A valuable and most desirable MANOR ESTATE, consisting of about 841 acres of inclosed, arable, meadow, pasture, and wood lands, and about 3,000 of down, on which a few of the tenants of the Manor have only a stinted right of common. The Manor is very large, of above seven or eight miles in extent, over the finest country that can be for hunting, coursing, or shooting, and abounds with the greatest plenty of Game; fifty-six miles distant from London; two miles from a considerable Market Town; and one mile from the great Turnpike Road to Portsmouth.
  For particulars, enquire of Mr. Ellis, Gough-square, Fleet-street, London; or Mr. Richard Andrews, Attorney, Petersfield, Hants.


15-Nov-1788
Northampton Mercury
Wednesday & Thursday’s Posts.
LONDON, November 13.

  The Names of those who were nominated for Sheriffs, by the Lords of the Council at the Exchequer, on the Morrow of St. Martin, in the 29th Year of the Reign of King George the Third, and in the Year of our Lord, 1788.

Southampton.—William Harris, of New-Alsford; Henry Bonham, of Petersfield; Thomas Robins, of Pilewell, Esqrs.

17-Nov-1788
Hampshire Chronicle

  The following gentlemen are returned for the counties within the district of this paper, viz.

Southampton. William Harris, of New Alresford; Henry Bonham, of Petersfield; Thomas Robins, of Pilewell, Esqrs.


24-Nov-1788
Hampshire Chronicle

  On Saturday last an inquest was taken at Buriton, in this county, by Mr. Fleetwood, coroner, on the body of a man unknown, reported to be murdered; but on a strict examination of the body by Mr. Whitcher, an eminent surgeon, at Petersfield, such report appeared to have no foundation; the Jury, therefore, without hesitation, delivered their verdict that the deceased died by the Visitation of God.

24-Nov-1788
Reading Mercury

  Sunday last a poor woman of the name Budd, was taken up at Petersfield in Hampshire, on suspicion of having murdered two twin bastard children, of which she had privately delivered herself about three weeks ago: She declared on her examination, that they were both still born, and as no proofs to the contrary could be adduced, she was set at liberty. The woman travels about the country for a livelihood, and it appears has carried the dead bodies with her from place to place till Sunday last, when she hid them under the turf of a new made grave in Petersfield church-yard, where they were discovered, some dogs having scratched them up.


1-Dec-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
1-Dec-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
COUNTY of SOUTHAMPTON.

 AT a General Meeting of the Lieutenancy of the said County, held at the George Inn, in the city of Winchester, on Tuesday the 21st day of October, 1788; before the Right Honourable Thomas Woods Knollis Earl of Banbury, Wm. Hammond, and Peter Barfoot, Esquires; Deputy Lieutenants of the said county; the following Subdivision Meetings, and the Second General Meeting were appointed:—

 The Second General Meeting will be held at the George Inn in the City of Winchester on Wednesday the 14th day of January, 1789.

WILLIAM FAITHFULL, Clerk of the General Lieutenancy Meetings.  


1-Dec-1788
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION,
By WELLER and SON,

  AT the Dolphin Inn, Petersfield, on Monday the 29th of December inst. between the hours of four and six in the afternoon, A most valuable and desirable FREEHOLD ESTATE; comprising a Mansion House and Gardens, together with 841 statute acres of enclosed arable, meadow, pasture, and woodlands, and about 3,000 acres of down; also the MANOR, which is a very ancient one, of vast extent, over the finest sporting country in the kingdom, abounding with game.
  *** The timber and underwoods to be taken at a valuation down to a tellar of 6d.
  The above Estate is fifty-six miles from London, two miles from Petersfield, and one mile from the great turnpike road to Portsmouth. The sea ports of Havant and Emsworth are within ten miles, consequently there is always a good corn market, either for the Coast or Foreign Trade. The Farm is let to an unexceptionable tenant, on a lease, eleven years of which are unexpired. Immediate possession will be given for a fair and adequate compensation.
  Printed particulars (in due time) may be had at the principal Inns, in the adjacent counties; or Mr. Andrews, Attorney at Law, Petersfield; Mr. Ellis, Gough square, Fleet-street; the London Coffee-house, and of Weller and Son, at their Upholstery and Cabinet Warehouse, Chichester, where a plan of the Estate may be seen.


1789

26-Jan-1789
Hampshire Chronicle
TERRIER LOST

  BETWEEN Buriton and Petersfield, on Wednesday the 7th instant, a Black and Tann’d TERRIER, answers to the name VIPER, with a collar round his neck, marked J. WELLER, Chichester.
 Any Person who can give information so that the Dog may be restored, shall be paid for their trouble, by applying to Mr. Weller, jun. at Chichester.


2-Feb-1789
Hampshire Chronicle
H A M P S H I R E E A S T E R N  D I V I S I O N.
To the CLERGY,

  MR. THOMAS RIDGE, Head Distributor of Stamps, for the Eastern Division of the County of Southampton, requests of all Rectors, Vicars and others, of the several parishes and places within the said Division, who are licensed to enter their Registers of Births, Marriages, and Burials in unstampt books, and who last year paid the same to the persons hereunto named, that they will, with all convenient dispatch, send an account of the duty on registers received by them, with the amount thereof, from the 2d of October, 1787, to the 1st October, 1788, both days inclusive; distinguishing the separate number of each Registers of Births, Marriages, and Burials.

THOMAS RIDGE  

Stamp Office, 20th Jan. 1789.

Head Distributor

 Petersfield, Mr. Richard Andrews

23-Feb-1789
Hampshire Chronicle
H A M P S H I R E

  TO be LETT or SOLD, and entered on immediately or at Lady Day next.
  An exceeding good DWELLINGHOUSE, with a very large and capital Tallow Chandler, Soapboiler, and Grocer’s Shop in the highest repute, situate in the Market Place, in the Borough of Petersfield, in the County of Southampton, late in the occupation of Mr. John Lever, deceased.
  The Coppers, Utensils, Fixtures, and Stock in Trade, to be taken at a valuation.
  Further particulars may be known, by applying to Mrs. Lever on the Premises, or Mr. Andrews, Attorney, Petersfield.


3-Mar-1789
Kentish Gazette

  “Last Thursday a man was taken up at Lindfield, in this county, and committed to Horsham gaol, by Wm. Board, Esq. charged with having stolen a horse, the property of some person at Petersfield, in Hampshire. When taken he was genteelly dressed, and had on a ruffled shirt, he is said to belong to a gang, who have lately stolen in the county of Hants alone, more than one hundred horses.

7-Mar-1789
Hampshire Chronicle
BOLTING CLOTHS

  Meers and Co. Petersfield


30-Mar-1789
Hampshire Chronicle
W I N C H E S T E R, SATURDAY, March 28

  At a very numerous and respectable meeting of the inhabitants of the borough of Petersfield, held at the Town-hall, on Tuesday the 23d instant, by public notice, the Rev. J. Cookson, after descanting on the amiable virtues of our most gracious Sovereign, on the general joy arising from the auspicious event of his Majesty’s happy recovery of his health, and the warm sentiments of loyalty that pervade the nation, and the ancient borough of Petersfield, in particular, moved the following affectionate and loyal Address, which was unanimously agreed to:

To the KING’s Most Excellent MAJESTY.
 The Humble ADDRESS of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Petersfield and its Environs,
 “Most Gracious Sovereign,
  “WE, your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Inhabitants of the Borough of Petersfield and its Environs, humbly beg leave to approach your Royal Person with our most sincere congratulations on your Majesty’s happy recovery from your late indisposition.
 “Thankful to God-Almighty, for restoring your Majesty to the prayers of a loyal and affectionate people, we cannot but express the happiness we feel upon your Majesty’s being enabled, in your own Person, again to exercise your Royal Authority, and, with your usual solicitude, to attend to the interests of your country, as a father and a protector.
 “With the most heartfelt gratitude, we further beg permission to assure your Majesty, of our most zealous and affectionate attachment to your Royal Person and Family, and most anxiously, to express our warmest wishes, that we, in common with others, your Majesty’s dutiful and loyal subjects, may long continue to enjoy the blessings of your Majesty’s benevolent Government.”


18-May-1789
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
ROOK’s LIGHT FLY VAN to SALISBURY
IN TEN HOURS,

  FROM No. 156, Queen-Street, Portsmouth-Common, and the Roe-Buck, Middle-street, Gosport, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning, at five o’clock, through Southampton and Romsey, to his Warehouse in the Market-place, Salisbury; returns every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning at seven o’clock.
  Also the Old Original SALISBURY STAGE WAGGON goes from No. 156, Queen-street, Portsmouth Common, every Monday morning at four o’clock to Salisbury. —Goods forwarded to Bath, Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter, or any part of the West country; returns Tuesday morning, and arrives at Portsmouth every Wednesday. —Goods &c. forwarded to Petersfield, Gosport, and the Isle of Wight. —Goods and Passengers booked for the above Carriages at the Roe Buck, Gosport, (free from any other expence than the carriage.) —No writings, wearing apparel, plate, jewels, &c. will be accounted for, unless booked as such, and paid for accordingly. Please to mention in the directions, “By Rook’s Waggon,” and such favours will be gratefully acknowledged by me,

ROBERT ROOK.  

Those Gentlemen, Tradesmen, and others, who please to order their goods by me, may depend upon their being expeditiously conveyed, carefully delivered, and moderately charged.


5-Jun-1789
Chester Chronicle

  The boroughs of Petersfield and Shaftsbury are still under the hammer. The people have been diffident in their purchase of the latter from the apprehension of a contest rendering their seat precarious.

8-Jun-1789
Hampshire Chronicle
W A N T E D

  A Good healthy sober Lad, as APPRENTICE to a PLUMBER and GLAZIER.
  For particulars, apply (post paid) to Mr. Chitty, of Petersfield; to Mr. John Chitty, of New Alresford; or to the Printer of this Paper.


6-Jul-1789
Hampshire Chronicle
H A M P S H I R E.
To be SOLD by AUCTION,
By T. WILLMER

  On Saturday, the 11th day of July, 1789, at the Red Lion Inn, in Petersfield, between the hours of four and five in the evening:
  A LEASEHOLD PUBLIC HOUSE, bearing the sign of the Sun, with a new-built DWELLING HOUSE adjoining, two large gardens, a close of land, containing an acre, and stabling for 28 horses. The Premises are in good repair, and most eligibly situated at Rake, near Rogate, on the Turnpike Road from London to Portsmouth.
  Lot II. A FREEHOLD New-built DWELLING HOUSE, and BLACKSMITH’s SHOP, with an orchard lately planted, containing about half an acre, situate in the parish of Rogate, and in the occupation of Thomas Bell.
  Enquire of Mr. Greetham, Attorney at Law, Petersfield, or of Mr. William Adams, the Proprietor, at the Red Lion aforesaid.


7-Dec-1789
Hampshire Chronicle
COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON

 AT a General Meeting of the Lieutenancy of the said County, held at the George Inn, in City of Winchester, on Tuesday, the twentieth day of October, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine, before William Yalden, Peter Barfoot, and William Hammond, Esquires, Deputy Lieutenants of the said County, the following Sub-Division Meetings and the Second General Meeting were appointed:

1790

22-Feb-1790
Hampshire Chronicle
To CORRESPONDENTS.

  OUR ELECTION FRIEND at Petersfield, has paid the postage of his Letter in a very handsome manner, yet we must decline inserting his paragraph, it being too indecent to afford any pleasure to the Readers of the Hampshire Chronicle.


24-Jun-1790
Derby Mercury
Returns of Members to the New Parliament.

Petersfield.—William Joliffe, Esq; re-elected, and the Hon. George Augustus North, vice Lord Down.

29-Jun-1790
Kentish Gazette
RETURNS of MEMBERS to the NEW PARLIAMENT.

  Wootton Bassett—Lord Downe and Thomas Stanley, Esq. (vice G. A. North, elected for Petersfield, and Hon. R. S. Conway.)


1-Jul-1790
Derby Mercury
Parliamentary Representation.

  Number of Electors (from 61 to 91) who return Members of Parliament for the following places.
      Members   Electors
Petersfield sends 2 chosen by 78


16-Aug-1790
Hampshire Chronicle
T W O  M I L L E R S  W A N T E D

  A GRINDER and A FLOUR DRESSER, in a little Mill, were only two men are kept. None need apply but such as are sober and diligent. Wanted by THOMAS BLUNT, Petersfield, Hants

B U R I T O N, near PETERSFIELD

 RUN AWAY from his Family, about three months ago, GEORGE HOUNSOME, about 25 years of age, a fair complexion, near six feet high, by trade a Blacksmith, but a handy fellow at any sort of husbandry work; generally wears a round frock. Any person that will acquaint the Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Buriton, near Petersfield, in the County of Hants, where he is to found, shall be handsomely rewarded for their trouble.


16-Aug-1790
Hampshire Chronicle
To the PUBLIC

  AS no reason has yet been advanced, or ever can be urged, why I was dismissed from the Committee or the Hants Constitutional Club, menacing the printer, (n) I assure you, will not deter me from my purpose to justify myself.
 You, I have all reliance, will not incautiously countenance an idea, however artfully insinuated, that I should have implicitly yielded to the influence I resisted, and which was repeatedly disavowed (o) by the candidates themselves in the preference of their friends; nor will you be seduced to believe I abused the confidence committed to me, in endeavouring to protect myself from the acts of my dismission, without previous intimation, or a charge to which I was heard, if any was made (p), perceiving, as you do, how reluctantly I was impelled to come forth to obviate the unfavourable consequences that might have otherwise ensued.
 Ingenuous minds (and to such I appeal) will admit, that violated faith, between whatever parties, absolves all confidence, and that for an oppressed individual to defend himself is warranted and perfectly honourable.
 With that persuasion, I again submit to you, “Whether I have been treated with duplicity, or have merited the treatment I have met with;” and, pledging myself that what I have asserted cannot be subverted, I shall resignedly abide the event; having the honour to be, with all regard,

Your faithful humble servant,

WILLIAM FAITHFUL  

WINCHESTER
 August 10, 1790.
 (n) The Committee, by their Secretary, Saturday last, threatened him with prosecution if he published any more of their names.
 (o) At Alton, Petersfield, Southampton, and other places, during the canvass.
 (p) Especially when nothing more is pretended than that, after I had been dismissed from the Committee without cause, or even intimation, I disclosed a celebrated system, experimentally tried, but will never be recurred to, and which, in most of its features, was previously pretty well known by some and discovered by others in the course of the poll.
 Who will tell me (and I have had the confidence of the club for sixteen years past) that I ever abused the faith of any one in all that time? Or that I ever omitted to promote, to the utmost of my power, any measure whatever consonant with the principles of that institution?


30-Aug-1790
Hampshire Chronicle
N O T I C E  I S  H E R E B Y  G I V E N

  THAT application will be made, in the next session of Parliament, for an Act to renew, alter, and enlarge, the term and powers of two several Acts of Parliament; the one passed in the twenty-second year of his late majesty King George the Second, and the other in the eighth year of his present majesty’s reign; for repairing and widening the road leading from the town of Kingston-upon-Thames, in the county of Surry, to a place called Sheetbridge, near Petersfield, in the county of Southampton; and which road passes through or into the respective towns, parishes, tithings, precincts, and places, of Kingston-upon-Thames, Long Ditton, Thames Ditton, Esther, Cobham, Walton-upon-Thames, Wisley, Ockham, Send, and Ripley, Worplesdon Stoke, next Guildford; Guildford, Saint Nicholas in Guildford, Artington,Shalford, Godalming, Milford, Witley, Tursley, and Frensham, in the said county of Surry; and of Trotton Rake and Rogate, in the county of Sussex; and Liphook, Bramshott, Liss, and Sheet, in the county of Southampton. Dated the 25th day of August, one thousand seven hundred and ninety.  By order of the trustees for putting the said acts into execution.

JOSEPH PICKSTONE, Clerk to the Trustees.


2-Sep-1790
Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette

  A Corporal Pollard, of the Life-Guards, who went with a party last week to escort some money to Portsmouth Dock-yard, left his horse and party at Petersfield, taking with him all the money that was to support himself and his men.

6-Sep-1790
Hampshire Chronicle
R A K E, near P E T E R S F I E L D.

 WHEREAS a woman, who goes by the name of MARY BUGBY, of about forty years of age, rather tall, with grey hair, pale visage, and a mole on the right side of her chin, called at the house of THOMAS HILTON, being the SUN INN, at Rake, near Petersfield, in the county of Southampton, about ten days ago, under a pretence of great distress, in consequence of her husband having been lately ‘Exchequered” for smuggling; and, from the lamentable story she made up, was, from motives of charity, taken into the said inn for near a week; at the end of which time she got up in the night, and robbed the house of a sheet, sundry wearing apparel, and divers other things, with which she made off towards Portsmouth:
 Whoever will give information of the offender, so that she may be brought to justice, shall receive TWO GUINEAS reward, over and above what is allowed by act of parliament, to be paid on conviction, by me.

THOMAS HILTON.


20-Sep-1790
Hampshire Chronicle
B U R I T O N, near PETERSFIELD.

 RUN AWAY from his Family, about three months ago, GEORGE HOUNSOME, about 25 years of age, a fair complexion, near six feet high, by trade a Blacksmith, but a handy fellow at any sort of husbandry work; generally wears a round frock.
 Any person that will acquaint the Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Buriton, near Petersfield, in the County of Hants, where he is to found, shall be handsomely rewarded for their trouble.


4-Oct-1790
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE GAME DUTY

 A List of CERTIFICATES, issued in the said County, with respect to the said Duty, between the 1st of July and the 1st of September, 1790, both days inclusive, pursuant to Act of Parliament. Duty 2l. 2s. each.

Andrews, Richard
Blunt, William
Bonham, Henry, Esq
Bonham, Thomas, Esq
Cobb, John, Esq
Complin, John
Cookson, Rev. James
Greatham, Charles
Patrick, Edward
Veale, William
Whicher, Rev. John

Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield

Examined,
GEO. HOLLIS,

Deputy Clerk of the Peace.
By Order of His Majesty’s Commissioners for managing the Stamp-Duties,

JOHN BRETTELL, Secretary


15-Nov-1790
Hampshire Chronicle

The following Gentlemen were yesterday nominated for SHERIFFS, by the Lords of the Council, for the ensuing year.
  Southampton.
Henry Bonham, of Petersfield; Thomas Rolins, of Pilewell; Charles Poole, of Woolverton, Esqrs.


15-Nov-1790
Hampshire Chronicle
COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON

 AT a General Meeting of the Lieutenancy of the said County, held at the George Inn, in City of Winchester, on Tuesday, the nineteenth day of October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, before the Right Honourable Thomas Woods Knolles, Earl of Banbury, Peter Barfoot and William Yalden, Esquires, Deputy Lieutenants of the said County, the following Sub-Division Meetings and the Second General Meeting were appointed:

 The second General Meeting will be held at the George Inn, in the City of Winchester, on Wednesday, the twelfth day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one.
Winchester, Oct. 19, 1790.

S. DEVERELL, Clerk to the General Meeting.&emsp: 


6-Dec-1790
Hampshire Chronicle
To C R E D I T O R S.

 The Creditors of ROBERT HAWKINS, late of the parish of Gritham, in the county of Southampton, Miller, are particularly requested to meet at the George Inn, Petersfield, on Thursday, the ninth day of this instant December, at two in the afternoon; and before which time they are desired to send in their several demands to Mr. Greetham, attorney, at Petersfield aforesaid.

11-Dec-1790
Oxford Journal
LONDON, DECEMBER 10

 Lord North vacates his Seat for Petersfield, and comes in for Banbury. He is to be succeeded at Petersfield, by the Marquis of Titchfield.


20-Dec-1790
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE EASTERN DIVISION.
To the CLERGY.

Mr. ANDREWS, Deputy of THOMAS RIDGE, Esq. Head Distributor of Stamps for the Eastern Division of the County of Southampton, requests all Rectors, Vicars, and others, of the several Parishes and Places within the said Division, who are licensed to enter their Registers, of Births, Burials, and Marriages, in unstamped Books, that they will, with all convenient dispatch, send an account of the Duty on Registers received by them with the amount thereof, from the 2d of October, 1789, to the 1st of October, 1790, both days inclusive, distinguishing the separate number of each Registers, of Births, Burials, and Marriages, to the persons hereunder named.
Stamp-office, Petersfield

RICHARD ANDREWS

27-Dec-1790
Hampshire Chronicle
HOUSE of COMMONS,
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 22.

 THURSDAY, Dec. 23. A new writ was ordered to be issued for Petersfield, in the room of Lord North, who has accepted the Chiltern Hundreds.


27-Dec-1790
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE ELECTION
Mr. FAITHFUL being accused of CONTEMPT and NEGLECT of DUTY, at the late Hants Election, he begs to submit his answer to the CANDOUR of the COUNTY. To the P U B L I C

 I appealed again to the candidates, who were then at Dogmersfield, by letter addressed to them jointly, begging to be informed of their pleasure, that I might conduct myself accordingly; and by their appointment I met them at Petersfield in two days after, when I was directed not to attend to any authority independent of the candidates and their committee, but implicitly to observe such instructions as I might receive from THEM.

29-Dec-1790
Hereford Journal
LONDON, SATURDAY, DEC. 25.
HOUSE OF COMMONS
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23.
NEW WRIT

 A new writ was ordered to be issued for the borough of Petersfield, in the room of Lord North, he having accepted of the office of Steward of the Eastern Chiltern Hundreds.


1791

25-Jan-1791
Kentish Gazette
A valuable CHRISTMAS PRESENT for the Nobility and Families of Distinction

  THIS day is published, dedicated by permission to BROWNLOW LORD BISHOP of WINCHESTER, the Third Edition, enriched with new and highly-finished Copper-plates, in elegant octavo, on superfine royal paper,

The BOOK of COMMON PRAYER,

 With the Psalms, Companion to the Altar, and all the service complete, appointed to be read in Churches,

By His MAJESTY’s SPECIAL COMMAND,

 With Notes, by the Rev. J. COOKSON, Rector of Colmere and Prior’s Dean, and Master of Churcher’s College, Petersfield.


10-Feb-1791
Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette

  An unhappy accident happened some days ago at Petersfield. As the son of Mr. Wills, master of the grammar-school there, was out shooting, in the company with one of his father’s ushers, in getting over a stile, the young man’s gun accidentally went off, and shot the usher through the body. He was conveyed home without any hopes of recovery.

14-Feb-1791
Hampshire Chronicle
NOTICE to DEBTORS and CREDITORS.

  ALL persons, having any claim on the Estate and Effects of the Rev. ANDREW LEWIS BOISDAUNE, late of Eastmeon, in the county of Southampton, deceased, are particularly requested to send an account thereof to the Reverend James Cookson, of Petersfield, his administrator:
 And all persons indebted to the said Estate are also desired to pay the same forthwith to the said Kames Cookson, or they will be prosecuted.


17-Feb-1791
Derby Mercury
New Members returned to Parliament

Petersfield. The most Hon. Wm. Henry Cavendish Bentinck, commonly called Marquis of Tichfield, in the room of the Right Hon. G. Aug. North, commonly called Lord North.


4-Apr-1791
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D

  TAKEN UP, on Sunday evening, between Petersfield and Buriton, a BLACK GREYHOUND, with some white spots; also a POINTER BITCH, with some lemon-colour spots.
 The owner may have them again by applying to Mr. HENRY BONE, of Buriton, Hants.

4-Apr-1791
Hampshire Chronicle
SUSSEX

  TO be LET, and entered upon at Michaelmas next, the Farm called CASTLE FARM, in the parish of Warting, in the County of Sussex, situated four miles from Petersfield, eight from Midhurst, eleven from Chichester.
 For particulars, enquire of Mr. John Wooldridge, of Castle Farm, aforesaid.


11-Apr-1791
Hampshire Chronicle

  Mr. Jolliffe keeps his borough of Petersfield open as a safe lee-port for the Marquis of Titchfield, in case of his lordship’s failure in the county of Buckingham.

18-Apr-1791
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, SATURDAY, April 16

  The disqualification of votes founded on burgage tenure, at Luggershall, will tend greatly to restore the rights of election in the rotten boroughs. Petersfield, and other places in a similar predicament, may now exercise the freedom of election without the dread of fire or faggots.


18-Apr-1791
Hampshire Chronicle

  The Right Hon. Wellbore Ellis will be elected for Petersfield, vice the Marquis of Titchfield, who was on Monday unanimously elected for Bucks.


16-May-1791
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, Saturday, May 14.

  Lord Titchfield having secured his seat for the county of Bucks, the Right Hon. Welbore Ellis was last week brought in by Mr. Jolliffe, as his colleague in the representation of the borough of Petersfield.
 The late disqualification of votes founded on burgage tenure has given general satisfaction throughout the kingdom. Several of the corrupt boroughs are already emerging from the contempt and obscurity of venal influence. Petersfield is one of the first examples; its independent inhabitants, though they have received no countenance from the members, have themselves entered into a voluntary subscription for paving the town, without the aid of an act of parliament; and several spirited gentlemen in its vicinity have contributed liberally to the undertaking.

30-May-1791
Hampshire Chronicle
Dr. WAITE’s celebrated WORM-MEDICINE,
IN THE FORM OF GINGERBREAD NUTS.

  A child of the above Mr. Rogers, not more than seven months old, has since voided two worms, each thirteen inches long, by taking only one Nut and a half, at three times, viz. half a Nut each dose.

 Sold wholesale and retail … Eames, Petersfield


17-Jun-1791
Hampshire Chronicle

  Mr. Jolliffe, the Member for Petersfield, had an unlucky fall from his curricle the other day in Argyle-street. The pole broke, which, throwing him out of the carriage, it went over him. His face was much cut; but we hope he is by this time recovered from the accident.


21-Jul-1791
Derby Mercury
HAMPSHIRE and DERBYSHIRE
To be SOLD by AUCTION,
By Mr. CHRISTIE.
At his Great Room, in Pall Mall, some Time in August next,
IN SEVERAL LOTS

  A VALUABLE FREEHOLD & COPYHOLD ESTATE consisting of the extensive MANORS of ROTHERSCOMBE and LANGRISH, with COURTS BARON, ROYALTIES, &c. stored with HARES, PHEASANTS, and PARTRIDGES in great Abundance, and peculiarly eligible to a PURCHASER who is fond of SHOOTING and FIELD SPORTS; and sundry excellent FARMS, FINES, &c. situate within three miles of PETERSFIELD, in the most beautiful and luxuriant Part of the COUNTY of HANTS, greatly UNDERLET to responsible TENANTS, at ANNUAL RENTS, amounting together to
 THREE HUNDRED & TWENTY POUNDS and upwards. …  Printed particulars to be had of the Printers of the Salisbury, Reading, Birmingham, Derby, and Nottingham Papers; at the Rainbow Coffee-house, Cornhill, and in Pall Mall.


29-Aug-1791
Hampshire Chronicle
FARM TO LET

  IN the Parish of Harting, in the county of Sussex, in the occupation of Mr. John Long; containing 92 acres 2 roods 19 poles of ARABLE LAND, and 49 acres 2 roods 7 poles of good WATER MEAD, and 76 acres 3 roods 26 poles of DRY MEAD and PASTURE LAND. The above Farm will be let tithe-free of corn and hay, and only subject to vicarial tithes.
 The particulars may be had of Mr. Andrews, attorney, Petersfield; of Mr. John Wooldridge, Up-Park, Harting; or of Mr. John Ewen, Bordean, near Petersfield.


19-Sep-1791
Hampshire Chronicle
A C A U T I O N T O S P O R T S M E N.

Stamp-Office, Petersfield, Hants.

 IT having been intimated to the Commissioners of his Majesty’s Stamp-duties, that many persons have it in contemplation to shoot and destroy GAME without procuring a CERTIFICATE from the Clerk of the Peace for the county or liberty where they reside; and the Commissioners, in consequence thereof, having issued directions to me to use every exertion to prevent such illegal intentions being carried into execution in this county: I DO THEREFORE HEREBY GIVE NOTICE, that the utmost vigilance will be made use of to detect those who shall presume to take, shoot, or otherwise kill, Game, without first taking out a Certificate from the Clerk of Peace, as they are required to do by the acts of the 25th and 31st of his present majesty; and that immediate information will be sent to the said Commissioners of those who shall be found offending against those acts, in order that they may be instantly sued for the penalty in the EXCHEQUER, which is TWENTY POUNDS for each offence.

THO. RIDGE, Distributor of Stamps for
The Eastern Division of the County of Southampton.


3-Oct-1791
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE GAME DUTY.

 A LIST of GAME CERTIFICATES issued in the county aforesaid, with respect to the said Duty, from the 1st day of July last, to the 19th of September, 1791, inclusive, pursuant to an Act of Parliament, granting a duty of three pounds and three shillings on each Certificate.

Andrews, Richard
Bonham, Henry, Esq.
Bonham, Thomas, Esq.
Cobb, John, Esq.
Cookson, Rev. James
Greetham, Charles
Meeres, John 
Patrick, Edward, Esq.

Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield


17-Nov-1791
Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette

Gentlemen nominated as proper to be returned to his Majesty to serve the office of Sheriff.

Southampton.—Henry Bonham, of Petersfield, Tho. Robins, of Pilewell, Henry Portal, of Freefolk, esqrs.

21-Nov-1791
Hampshire Chronicle
N E W  S H E R I F F S.

 Saturday being the morrow of St. Martin, soon after twelve o’clock the chancellor of the Exchequer, attended by Mr. Ryder, Mr. Steel, and Mr. Fawkener, met the lord chancellor, the lords chief justices of the courts of King’s Bench and Common Pleas, the lord chief baron of the Exchequer, and the master of the rolls, in the Exchequer-chamber in Westminster-hall, and nominated three gentlemen of each county in England for the office of sheriff for the year ensuing as follows:

 COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON. Henry Bonham, of Petersfield; Thomas Robins, of Pilewell; Harry Portal, of Freefolk, Esqrs.


William Jolliffe imprisoned

5-Dec-1791
Hampshire Chronicle
PETERSFIELD, NOVEMBER 30, 1791

 THE CASE of Mr. JOLLIFFE, proprietor of, and member in parliament for, this borough, affording a singular characteristic of that exalted senator’s judicial abilities, a more perfect statement thereof than has yet appeared, cannot but be interesting to his constituents, to his particular Petersfield associates, and to the public at large.
 A most laudable attempt to reduce the poor’s rates, and public taxes, seems to have been at the bottom of all his misfortunes. The tear of pity has fallen from many eyes in this borough; where had he remained, no such hostile proceedings had been preferred against him. At once the idol of the borough chiefs and college, he had been protected from every insult. But deaf to all their intreaties, he left us in disgust, pulling down the noble mansion of his ancestors, at once to preclude all possibility of his return, or of contributing to our poor. But luckless fate went with him! He had no sooner become a parishioner in Kent, than the heavy subsidies demanded by its officers, kindled the embers of discord, and produced a sketch of magisterial authority, which laid the foundation of an information against him in the court of King’s-bench, at the instance of Mr. Fanshawe, whose character he also libelled; and whilst the cause was pending, Mr. Jolliffe drew up and distributed a statement of particulars, calculated to bias the verdict of the jury who were to try the cause. Of this Mr. Fanshawe availed himself, and brought an action for the same, which was tried at the last assizes for the county of Kent, and on which Mr. Jolliffe was found GUILTY. In consequence of this verdict, he was brought into the court of King’s-bench on Thursday last, and Mr. Justice Ashhurst pronounced sentence upon him in the following words:-“William Jolliffe, an information has been exhibited against you, containing a charge of misbehaviour on your part, in your office of justice of the peace. This prior information was in course for trial at the last assizes for the county of Kent, when you thought proper to publish a paper, the tendency of which was to make a certain impression on the minds of the jury, who were to decide on the information. The trial by jury, Sir, is the most valuable privilege inherent in Englishmen, and they who are engaged in the offices of jurymen, ought to be totally impartial and unpredjudiced, in order that they may obey the oath which requires them to give their verdict solely according to the evidence. --- Sir, an innocent man need never fear to face his accusers; and it is but an ill omen, when any one endeavours to prejudice the minds of those to whom his cause is to be submitted. The fountain of justice ought to be preserved pure; and it is the duty of the court to punish with severity all who dare attempt to sully it. Indeed, the more exalted the rank of the offender, the more severe ought to be the punishment inflicted, because such a person cannot alledge, in extenuation of his guilt, that he was betrayed into it through ignorance. Sir, a man of liberal education, and one who is in the situation of a legislator, must know that to attempt to subvert the trial by jury is an offence of superior magnitude. The sentence which the court thinks proper to inflict on you is, that you be imprisoned in his majesty’s prison of the Ling’s-bench for six months, and that you also pay a fine to the king of one hundred pounds.” — After sentence was passed, Mr. Jolliffe begged leave to apprize the court, that he was a member of the British House of Commons, and claimed the privileges to which he was entitled by that situation; and that, if they imprisoned him, he should take care to let the House of Commons know it. To which Lord Kenyon made the following dignified answer;- “Let him be committed in execution of his sentence.” — Mr. Jolliffe was then taken in the custody of the marshall, and carried to prison.


12-Dec-1791
Hampshire Chronicle
SHEFFIELD-GREEN, Sussex

 TO be LETT, and entered on immediately, a capital INN, with excellent stabling, and all suitable offices, at Sheffield-Green, in Sussex, on the great turnpike-road to Lewes and Brighthelmstone, 17 miles from the latter; it is the shortest road by 2 miles to Lewes, and the stages are better divided than on any other road, viz. 10 miles from London to Croydon, 10 to Godstone, 10 to East-Grinstead, 10 to Sheffield-green, and 10 to Lewes. Great encouragement will be given; as the object is to establish a proper tenant, the rent demanded will be very small. One or two Farms immediately adjoining, and behind the Inn, may be had if required, containing together 224 acres of good arable, meadow, pasture, and wood, land; rent of both Farms, 103l. It is supposed that 1000l. are necessary to undertake both Farms and the Inn; several public meetings are held at this Inn; it is near the new navigation, and there is an opportunity of having one of the principal wharfs.
 For particulars apply at the premises; or Mr. Porden, Devonshire-street, Portland-place; or Mr. Andrews, solicitor, Petersfield, Hants.


1792

6-Feb-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
E D U C A T I O N
NORTH–STREET, CHICHESTER

  YOUNG GENTLEMEN are instructed in the Classics, taught English grammatically, Writing, Arithmetic, and Merchant’s Accompts, on reasonable terms,

By MARK MICHELL
 Eight years assistant to RICHARD FIGG, Master of Churcher’s College; Petersfield

27-Feb-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
B R A M D E A N, HANTS
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by T. WILLMER

  On the premises, on Tuesday and Wednesday, the sixth and seventh days of March, 1792.
  All the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, China, Plate, &c. of the Rev. Dr. DURNFORD, of Bramdean, Hants, deceased: Consisting of good goose feather beds, four-post bedsteads, with silk, crimson worsted, damask, and harrateen, furnitures; blankets and mattresses; Wilton and Scotch carpets; pantheon and chamber stoves; pier glasses; mahogany Pembroke, card, and dining, tables; various article of china and plate; a roasting jack, a range and kitchen furniture; a brewing copper of 70 gallons; a large and convenient garden; a meat-safe, latticed with wire on every side; three melon frames; a pair of choice black coach geldings in their prime; their-harness complete; a handsome chariot; a fine Norman cow in calf; a house dog; and the crop of about four acres of wheat, now growing near Bramdean.
  The effects may be viewed on the Monday before the sale, which will begin each day at 12 o’clock.
  Catalogues will be delivered in time at the neighbouring towns, the place of sale, and at T. Willmer’s, Petersfield.


19-Mar-1792
Reading Mercury

  STOLEN, about Christmas last, from Gritham Common, A BLACK STONE HORSE, about 13 hands three inches high, coming five years old, a star in the forehead, a large white saddle spot on each side, near about under where the stirrup is fixed in the saddle, rather rises on the loins, and a little upset in the hind pasterns, has been used to ride and draw, and has been dock’d.
 Whoever will give intelligence of the said horse, so that he may be had again, to Edward Stallard, at the Ship in Distress, near Petersfield, Hants, shall receive One Guinea reward; and on conviction of the offender, Five Guineas reward, of Edward Stallard

26-Mar-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
E A S T M E O N

 TO be SOLD by AUCTION, By Messrs. Hale and Jordan,
 At the Dolphin-Inn, Petersfield, on Friday April 13, 1792, between the hours of three and five in the afternoon, the following premises belonging to Mr. TEMPLE, at Eastmeon aforesaid, subject to the conditions then and there produced, viz.
 A good substantial well-built DWELLING HOUSE, consisting of four rooms in front, four good bed-chambers over the same, four back chambers; — large Brewhouse, bakehouse, and pantry, with two under-ground cellars, a good garden walled in and stocked with choice fruit trees in prime order, an exceeding good malt-house that will wet 12 quarters per week, with a granary adjoining; also a barn, stable, and gate-room, together with ten acres and a half of rich arable-land, one acre and a half of hop-ground now fit for full polling, one acre of meadow, and four Tenements, in the several occupations of John Lee, the Widow Pearce, and parish officers.
 The above premises are copyhold of inheritance, held under the bishop of Winchester, except the meadow which is freehold.


30-Apr-1792
Sussex Advertiser
GOVERNMENT SECURITY,
THE NEW BRITISH TONTINE,

  (On a most liberal Plan,)—for the Benefit of SURVIVORS, at the expiration of SEVEN YEARS.
 Commenced MARCH the 25th, and will continue to admit members for one year.—Fines, in proportion to the elapse of time, will commence after the 24th June next.
 The terms of subscription are SIX SHILLINGS and SIX-PENCE per Quarter, and only Five-pence per quarter for expenses on single shares; and no more than six-pence per quarter on two or two thousand shares on one life and number.—This Tontine will be extended throughout Great-Britain, and from the respectable connections already engaged as Agents, and the liberality of the plan, (the rules of which are particularly recommended to the notice of the Public) no doubt can be entertained but it will, LIKE THE OLD BRITISH TONTINE, exceed every other in the universe.

 And by the Agents appointed in most Towns in Great Britain; among whom are as under:
 Mr. T. Willmer, Petersfield

30-Apr-1792
Sussex Advertiser
P E T E R S F I E L D, HANTS

  TO be SOLD by AUCTION, some time next month, (unless sooner disposed of by private contract,)
 A FREEHOLD MESSUAGE or TENEMENT, situate in the borough of Petersfield, in the said county, in a street lately called Golden-ball-street, leading from Forebridge to South-Heath Common; consisting of a parlour, kitchen, Brewhouse, under-ground cellar, three bed-chambers, garret, convenient closets, two woodhouses, (one of which can be made into stabling for two horses,) and a spot of garden-ground; now in the possession of Mary Ayling, widow, aged 83 years, lessee for life. To treat for the purchase, apply to Mr. Bernard, attorney, New Alresford; and, for a view of the premises, to the tenant.—Any sum, from one to fifteen hundred pounds to place out on good security.—APRIL 24


17-May-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
L E G A T E E S  M I S S I N G.

  IF VINCENT GRAY, bricklayer, and JAMES GRAY, Cordwainer, the nephews of ANTHONY FOSTER, late of the parish of STEEP, in the County of Southampton, yeoman, deceased, will apply to Mr. Greetham, attorney, Petersfield, they will hear of something to their advantage.


11-Jun-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
H A M P S H I R E

  TO be LETT, for a term expiring October 1794, within a mile of Petersfield, a large commodious ready-furnished HOUSE, with all convenient offices, for the reception of a gentleman’s family, spacious garden, 18 statute acres of excellent pasture and the same quantity of coppice land.
 N.B. Stock of various kinds, for present consumption, will be sold at a valuation.
 For particulars apply to Mr. Andrews attorney, Petersfield.

25-Jun-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
JOURNEYMEN COOPERS.

  WANTED, a journeyman COOPER, who understands working on English Oak. He may have constant employ and good wages, by applying to Mr. Tho. Richardson, at Petersfield, Hants.


2-Jul-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
AFFIDAVIT

  MARY CHAPMAN, of Camden-alley, on Portsmouth-common, in the county of Southampton, wife of David Chapman, of the same place, voluntarily maketh oath and saith, that on or about the month of December, 1788, she was attacked with a violent rheumatic windy gout, attended with a bilious complaint in a very great degree, as she was informed by the faculty, and which continued upon her by intervals for nearly three years; she was also troubled with a violent head-ach, which at intervals continued very many months, and resisted every means that were used for her relief; and, having taken five hundred and fifty drops of laudanum in the course of a day, which not having the desired effect, she, this deponent, on being informed of the great efficacy of Dr. WAITE’s celebrated Worm-Medicine in the form of Gingerbread Nuts, in cases similar with her own, on or about the month of August last, applied to Mr. Spratt, bookseller, on Portsmouth Common aforesaid, for a packet of the aforesaid Nuts; and, having taken only one nut, agreeable to the directions given therewith, she, this deponent, soon after found herself greatly relieved, and capable of retaining food upon her stomach, before which time she could keep no nourishment whatever, whether solid or liquid, within her. And this deponent, having persisted in the use of the said Nuts, perceived her appetite to return, her strength increase, and her disorder greatly to abate, insomuch that in November last she was able to be carried out of doors (having been from the commencement of her disorder to that time almost continually confined to her bed), and has never since had any return of the aforesaid complaints, but has been gradually growing better, and is now totally delivered from them. …
… and retail by the following agents:

 Eames, Petersfield;


2-Jul-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
SUSSEX

  TO be LET, and be entered upon immediately, at RAKE, in the Parish of Rogate, in a fine sporting country, abounding with game, on the edge of the turnpike road leading from Portsmouth to London, and in the centre of several packs of foxhounds and harriers,
 A NEAT-COTTAGE, or HUNTING-BOX, commanding most extensive prospects of hill and dale, with good garden, and excellent stabling for upwards of 20 horses. The whole capable of great improvements, and having every convenience for participating in field-sports.
 For particulars, enquire of Mr. Greetham, attorney, Petersfield; and, for a sight of the premises, to Mr. Newland, at Rake aforesaid.

30-Jul-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
NOTICE to DEBTORS and CREDITORS

  ALL persons having any demand on the estate and effects of the Rev. THO. TRODD, late of Petersfield, in the county of Southampton, clerk, deceased, are requested to transmit an account thereof to Mr. JOHN WHICHER, of Petersfield, surgeon, his administrator, or to Mr. ANDREWS, of the same place, attorney at law; and all persons are desired to pay the same to Mr. Whicher, or Mr. Andrews, without further notice.


30-Jul-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, SATURDAY, July 28.

  Wednesday an inquisition was taken at Sheet, in the parish of Petersfield, by Mr. Newlyn, coroner, on the body of John Begley, who was found dead; no marks of violence appearing on him, Verdict—Visitation of God.


6-Aug-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D, HANTS
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, By T. WILLMER,

  At the Dolphin Inn, in Petersfield, in the county of Southampton, on Tuesday the 14th August and the following days.
 All the stock of HORSES, CHAISES, and HARNESS, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, and other effects, now on the said premises.
 The above Inn, most eligibly situate for the road business, is to be let at an easy rent, and all necessary repairs will be done; and, if engaged for previous to the 4th of August, the stock and furniture may be taken by appraisement. Further particulars may be known, by applying to Mrs. Palmer, at the George Inn, in Portsmouth.
 N. B. Should the house be let, and the furniture &c. taken by private sale, timely notice will be given thereof; otherwise, catalogues will be prepared, and duly distributed six days previous to the time of sale above mentioned.

31-Aug-1792
Kentish Gazette
Extract of a letter from Brighton, Aug 27

  John Smith, alias Thomas Mulley, who was executed at Penenden Heath on the 16th instant, signed a paper, which he left in the hands of Mr. Watson, keeper of the county gaol, wherein he confessed to have stolen, from the 20th of June, 1790, to the period of his commitment in April last, thirty-nine horses at and in the respective neighbourhoods of the following places, viz. Hungerford, Berks; Bedwin, Wilts; Farnham, Surry; the city of Worcester; Broadway Hills, Gloucester; Enstan, Oxford; Malden and Chelmsford, Essex; Petersfield, Hants; Petworth, Sussex; Paddington, Middlesex; and Colebrooke, Berks; besides several places in this county.


3-Sep-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
PARLIAMENTARY REFORM
REPORT of the present corrupt STATE of the REPRESENTATION of the PEOPLE of England.
HAMPSHIRE.

  THIS county, called by the Saxons Hamtunseyre, from Hampton, or Southampton, the county town, was afterwards called Hamteschyre, and hence its present names of Hampshire and Hants are derived. At the Roman invasion, the Regni and Belgæ possessed great part of this county.— The former was a tribe of the ancient Britons, and the Belgæ a people of Germany, who, passing the Rhine, possessed themselves of part of Gaul, and then sailed over to the south-west coast of Britain, in order to plunder the inhabitants, and return with the spoil. But, liking the country, they drove the Britons out of those places, long after called Somersetshire, Wiltshire, and the inland parts of Hampshire, of which they took possession, where they were found by Cæsar, on his visiting those parts of Britain. This county is thought to have been the first that submitted to the Romans. Although less than many other counties in England, some authors assert, that it had six Roman stations called Calleva, Vindoma, Venta Belgarum, Claucentum, Brigæ, and Cunitis.—When the Saxons invaded this island, the inhabitants kept this county 60 years after the first landing of Hengist; but Cerdic, the founder of the kingdom of the West Saxons, landing at Chardford in the beginning of the 6th century, reduced all the southern shore, as far as the county of Damnonii, to his authority. The posterity of Cerdic ruled the whole country of the Belgæ for several generations, but at length this county was taken from it, and rendered a petty kingdom. In the reign of Ethelbert, and in the year 360, the Danes, invading the Isle of Wight, ravaged all before them as far as Winchester; but, as they were returning, Ofric, Earl of Hampton, assisted by the men of Berkshire, defeated them, and recovered the spoils. The Saxons being settled some time in these parts, divided the country of the Belgæ into three counties, Somersetshire, Wiltshire and Hampshire. This county, exclusive of the Isle of Wight, is divided into 39 hundreds, containing one city, 20 market towns, and 253 parishes. It lies in the province of Canterbury, and the diocese of Winchester. It sends 26 members to parliament, returned as follows:—Two knights by the county, and two burgesses by each of the following towns: Winchester, Southampton, Portsmouth; Newport, Yarmouth, and Newton, in the Isle of Wight; Lymington, Christchurch, Andover, Whitchurch, Petersfield, and Stockbridge.
 POLITICAL CHARACTER. This county has, from its maritime situation, many ports in it, where a great number of custom-house officers, and others, under the immediate controul of government, reside. The interest arising from this connection, as well as from the dock-yard at Portsmouth, is so great, as to supersede aristocracy itself; and the administration for the time being have generally the nomination of its members, which may be easily evinced by the last return, when the numbers were, for Sir W. Heathcote, Bart. 2013, William Chute, Esq. 1805, Lord John Russel, 1290, and J.C. Jervois, Esq. 1232.


17-Sep-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE GAME-DUTY.

  A LIST of GAME-CERTIFICATES issued for the county aforesaid, with respect to the said Duty, from the 1st day of July to the 3d day of September, 1792, inclusive, pursuant to the acts of parliament granting a duty of 3l. 3s. on each certificate.

Andrews, Richard
Blunt, William
Cobb, John
Cookson, Rev. James
Greetham, Charles
Meeres, John
Whicher, Rev. John

Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield


8-Oct-1792
Hampshire Chronicle

  On Saturday morning died, in Southampton-row, Bloomsbury, Andrew Matthew, Esq. aged 80, of Heath-House, near Petersfield; and on Thursday his remains were interred in the Catholic burial-ground, near this city.


29-Oct-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
COUNTY of SOUTHAMPTON.

 At a General Meeting of the Lieutenancy of the said County, held at the George Inn, in the City of Winchester, on Tuesday, the 23rd day of October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, before the Right Hon. THOMAS WOODS KNOLLES, Earl of Banbury; Sir WILLIAM HEATHCOTE, Bart. and PETER BARFOOT, Esq. Deputy Lieutenants of the said County, the following Sub-Division Meetings and Second General Meeting were appointed:

 The Second General Meeting will be held at the George Inn, in the City of Winchester, on Wednesday the 9th day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three.  WINCHESTER, Oct. 24, 1792.

S. DEVERELL, Clerk to the General Meetings. &emsp:


5-Nov-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
PETERSFIELD, October 27, 1792.

  THE Buyers and Sellers of GRAIN at this market are requested to meet at the WHITE-HART INN, on Saturday, the 20th day of November next, to form a resolution, and enter into an agreement, not to buy or sell Grain by any other measure than the legal bushel of eight gallons.

12-Nov-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
H A M P S H I R E.

  NOTICE is hereby given, that a Bay Gelding, left at the Flying Bull, at Rake, near Petersfield, in Hampshire, the 10th of July, 1792, will be sold by Auction, on Thursday, the 29th of November, at the said Flying Bull, to defray the expences, unless the same shall be previously discharged by the owner thereof.—To be let, a good Dwelling-house, at Rake aforesaid, which may be made eligible for a sporting-seat, being in the center of eight packs of harriers; or is an exceeding good situation for a country shop, being conveniently situated on the road from Portsmouth to London. Enquire of Mr. William Newland, at Rake aforesaid.


12-Nov-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
F A R M IN H A M P S H I R E.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, By Mr. ALLEN

  At the White-Hart Inn, Petersfield, Hants, on Sunday the 24th of November, 1792, at two o’clock in the afternoon, (unless previously disposed of by private contract, of which due notice will be given,) IN TWO LOTS,
 A very eligible and compact COPYHOLD ESTATE, held under the manor of Eastmeon; but, being subject to very small and certain fines, is nearly equal in value to Freehold; situate in the parish of FROXFIELD, Hants.
 LOT I. All the Estate called FLOUD FARM; comprising a farm-house, two barns, a stable, cow-house, fuel-house, and other detatched out-buildings; a yard, garden, and upwards of seventy-four acres of arable and meadow and about one acre of coppice ground, lying very compact; in the occupation of John Carter.—Likewise seventeen acres (more or less) of most excellent coppice-ground, contiguous to the above, in the occupation of Mr. Richard Paine, the proprietor of the estate; and also a blacksmith’s shop, near the abvoe, in the occupation of James Pocock, as under-tenant to John Carter.
 LOT II. A Messuage, or Tenement, with a barn, stable, and other necessary out-buildings; a yard, garden, and about thirty-six acres of arable and upwards of eight acres of coppice ground, lying very compact to the house, (called RIDGE FARM) and situate near LOT I.
 The whole of the above (except the seventeen acres of coppice-ground which are in the occupation of the proprietor) is in the occupation of John Carter, as tenant by the year, ay an old rent of forty-two pounds, but considerably under-let. Froxfield is about three miles distant from Petersfield, nine from Alton, and nine from Alresford.
 The tenant will shew the premises any day previous to the sale. For farther particulars, and to treat for the purchase by private contract, apply to Mr. Richard Paine, at Frensham; Mr. Andrews, attorney at law, at Petersfield; or the auctioneer, Farnham, Surrey.


15-Nov-1792
Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette
From the LONDON GAZETTE

The names of those who were nominated for Sheriffs by the Lords of the Council. Southampton, Hen. Bonham, of Petersfield, Har. Portal, of Freefolk, esqrs. and Sir George Iveson Tapps, of Hinton Admiral, bart.


26-Nov-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
PARLIAMENTARY REFORM
REPORT of the present corrupt STATE of the REPRESENTATION of the PEOPLE of ENGLAND.
(Continued from our paper of the 12th of Nov.)
HAMPSHIRE.
PETERSFIELD.

  The right of election in this borough being in the free-holders of lands, or ancient dwelling-houses or shambles, built upon ancient foundations within the said borough, being all the property of W. Jolliffe, Esq. the nomination of the members is solely in himself.—This gentleman’s political character is too well known to need any animadversion from us.
  ANCIENT REPRESENTATION. This borough first sent members to parliament 55 of Edward I. but made no other return until the time of Edward VI.
  CORPORATION. This town was incorporated by Queen Elizabeth, and governed by a mayor and commonalty. Yet it has given up all its privileges to the family of the Hamborrows, now descended to Mr. Jolliffe, who is lord of the manor, and at whose court the mayor is now annually chosen.
  RIGHT OF ELECTION. May 9, 1727. Mr. Gibbon (according to order) reported from the committee, Resolved, that it is the opinion of this committee; that the right of selection of burgesses to serve in parliament for the borough of Petersfield, in the county of Southampton, is in the free-holders of lands, or ancient dwelling-houses or shambles, or dwelling-houses or shambles built upon ancient foundations within the said borough.—Agreed by the house.—Number of Voters—154. Returning-officer — The titular Mayor.
October 31, 1775. A petition of the Hon. John Luttrel was ??ad, setting forth, that at the last election of members to serve in parliament for the borough of Petersfield, Sir Abraham Hume, Bart. High sheriff for the county of Herford, William Jolliffe, Esq. and the petitioner, were candidates, and that the said Sir Abraham Hume and William Jolliffe, by themselves and their agents, after the dissolution of the last parliament, and the issuing of the writ for the election, and previous to and during the poll, by themselves and their agents, and by other ways and means, on behalf and at the charge of the said Sir Abraham Hume and William Jolliffe, did give, present, and allow, to the electors of the said borough, and to several persons who had or claimed a right to vote in the election for the said borough, money, meat, drink, reward, entertainment, and provision, in order to procure themselves to be elected for the said borough, in open defiance of the law; and that the said Sir Abraham Hume and William Jolliffe, previous to, and during the poll, were guilty of bribery and corruption, and attempting to bribe and corrupt those who had a right to vote in the said election, in order to procure for themselves to be returned as persons duly elected; and that James Showell, pretending to be the mayor of the said borough, acted partially and unfairly in the execution of his office, as a returning officer, during the said poll, in rejecting good votes for the petitioner, and admitting bad ones for the said Sir Abraham Hume and William Jolliffe, and in many other respects; and that, by the said and other undue means, the said Sir Abraham Hume and William Jolliffe obtained a majority of votes on the poll, and were returned accordingly to serve in parliament for the said borough, in prejudice of the petitioner (who was duly elected, and ought to have been returned) and the legal electors of the said borough, and in open defiance of the law and freedom of elections; and therefore praying the house to take the premises into consideration, and to grant him such relief therein as shall, upon examination, appear to be just.—The counsel for the petitioner opened the case, by objecting to Sir Abraham Hume, that being high sheriff for the county of Hertford at the time of the election, he was ineligible; and that notice thereof having been given to the returning officer and to the electors, the votes given to him were thrown away: he objected to both the sitting members, that they had been guilty of corrupting the voters by gifts and promises, after the vacancy and issuing out of the writ, by which means the election of them was void by virtue of the statute of 7 William III. C. 4.
  After some conversation, between the counsel of both parties on the above subject, the committee Resolved, That the counsel be not permitted to argue the point of the ineligibility of Sir Abraham Hume as high sheriff of the county of Hertford, the same ineligibility not being an allegation in the petition.—The counsel for the petitioner then called three or four witnesses, to prove that gifts and promises had been made by Mr. Jolliffe, in the presence and with the concurrence of the other sitting member. In their opening they did not allege that they could on this ground bring the majority of votes against either of the sitting members to be in favour of Mr. Luttrel; the object, therefore, of the evidence, was to make the election void as to one or both In the course of this evidence one John Newman was called, to prove a declaration made to him by one John Blackstone, a voter, about having the promise of a house from Mr. Jolliffe for his vote. On the part of the sitting members this evidence was objected to. It was said, that, although the declaration (not upon oath) of a person who cannot be obliged to be a witness on the subject himself is admissible in evidence to affect such person, yet it is not admissible as against a third party; and that, as the counsel for the petitioner had not said that they meant to disqualify voters, but only to affect the sitting members personally by promises, gifts, &c. which they had ??de, the evidence would not be admitted for that purpose.—It was answered by the counsel for the petitioner, that they were not obliged to anticipate the intent and purpose of the evidence they produced; that what they now offered was certainly competent in an election cause; and that the committee, after they should hear it, would judge to what use it ought to be applied.
  The committee, after deliberation, resolved, That the evidence offered could not be admitted in support of any charge against Sir Abraham Hume or Mr. Jolliffe. The counsel for the petitioner then said, they would ask the same questions with a view to disqualify Brakstone; which they were allowed to do.
  On Thursday the 16th of November, being the same day at which the cause was heard, the committee, by the chairman, informed the house that they had determined, that the two sitting members were duly elected.


3-Dec-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
PETERSFIELD, Hants

  AT a numerous and respectable Meeting of Gentlemen Farmers and Dealers in Grain, holden at the White-Hart Inn, in the borough of Petersfield, the 10th day of November, 1792, in pursuance of a public advertisement, to enter into resolutions for establishing the legal standard bushel for the admeasurement of Corn or Grain.
 RICHARD EYLES, in the Chair.
 Resolved, That a customary measure, different from the standard established by law, is injurious to the public.
 Resolved, That, as it has been lately determined in the Court of King’s Bench that the buying or selling Corn or Grain by any other measure than that called the Winchester measure, containing eight gallons to the bushel, is contrary to law; and that any person buying or selling the same by any other bushel or measure, is subject, for every such offence, to a penalty of forty shillings, and to forfeit the corn or grain so sold or bought, or the value thereof, under certain acts of parliament, made and passed in the 22d and 23d years of the reign of King Charles the Second, notwithstanding any customary measure to the contrary; it is the unanimous opinion of this meeting, that the standard measure, called the Winchester bushel, should be used for buying or selling of Corn or Grain, and that no other measure ought to be used for that purpose.
 Resolved, and agreed by the subscribers to these resolutions, That they will not buy or sell Corn or Grain by any other bushel than the standard Winchester bushel, struck with a proper round strike, of not less than two inches in diameter.
 Resolved, That the subscribers to these resolutions will do all in their power, in their respective situation, to render the same effectual in the borough of Petersfield and parishes adjacent
 Resolved, That copies of these resolutions be published three times in the Hampshire Chronicle.
 RICHARD EYLES, Chairman.


17-Dec-1792
Hampshire Chronicle
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS.

  ALL persons having any claim on the estate and effects of the Rev. THOMAS TRODD, late of Petersfield, Clerk, deceased, are desired to send an account thereof to Mr. John Whicher, of the same place, apothecary, his administrator, on or before the twelfth day of January, 1793; and all persons, who stood indebted to the late Mr. Trodd at the time of his decease, are desired to pay the same before the said 12th of January, 1793, either to Mr. Whicher, or Mr. Andrews, attorney, Petersfield, or in default thereof they will be prosecuted without further notice.


1793

4-Feb-1793
Hampshire Chronicle

  The 29th regiment of foot arrived on Monday at Hilsea Barracks, from Petersfield, to do the duty of Cumberland-Fort, Forton, &c.


1-Apr-1793
Hampshire Chronicle
T O B E S O L D,

  A Neat Four-wheeled POST-CHARIOT, in good repair, the property of a gentleman, deceased.
 To be seen by applying to Mr. Wm. Bradly, Two Fighting-cocks, Dragon-street, Petersfield.


5-Apr-1793
Chester Chronicle
COUNTRY NEWS.

  Pursuant to the sentence passed on Martin (the mail-robber) at Exeter, he was executed the 28th ult. on Halldown, near the spot where the robbery was committed. He confessed that he was guilty; but we cannot learn that he has discovered where he put the bag, which is still missing.—He said, the day before his execution, that he was born in some village (the name he did not remember) near Petersfield in Hampshire; but was ??? from thence when about three or four years old, and conveyed to London by his parents, who, with his brothers and sisters, are now all dead. In London he received a good education; and was employed in many businesses as a writer. He said he had been in most European countries.—At the end of the year 1791 he was at Paris, and continued there (but mentioned not on what business) till the end of August 1792. He said he was very active in the bloody affair of the 10th of August, at the palace of the Thuilleries, when the Swiss guards were slaughtered, and Louis XVI, and his family fled to the National Assembly for shelter. He said he did not enter into this bloody contest as a volunteer, but happening to be in that part of the city of Paris, he was hurried on by the mob to take part in that sanguinary business. Not speaking good French, he said, he was suspected to be a Swiss, and on that account he found his life in danger. Wherefore he left Paris, and embarking for England at Havre-de-Grace, arrived at Weymouth in September last, and then came to Exeter. He said, that being in great distress in October, he committed the mail-robbery for which he suffered.—Tuesday morning he confessed the fact of robbing the mail, and returned a bank note for ten pounds, the property of Mr. Farwell, Totnes, which had been concealed in the collar of his coat ever since his apprehension. He further declared, that if the Judge would spare his life, he would discover where the Dartmouth bag is concealed, with the other bills and letters not yet found.


15-Apr-1793
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, SATURDAY, April 13.

  On Tuesday last began, at the castle of Winchester, the general quarter session of the peace for the county of Southampton, before Cranley Tho. Kerby, Esq. chairman; Sir H.P. St. John Mildmay, Bart. Rev. John Harrington, D.D. Tho. Hall, LL.D. Charles Shaw Lefevre, Wm. Harris, Henry Bonham, Lovelace Bigg Wither, James Mowbray, Christopher Hodges, Rd. Maidman, Tho. Ridge, David Dewar, Peter Barfoot, Edward Woolls, and Henry Lys, Esqrs. Rev. Wm. St. John, and the Rev. Edmund Poulter. The sessions ended on Wednesday morning; but all the prisoners were tried, and the juries discharged, by three o’clock on Tuesday afternoon. The prisoners were sentenced as under:—
 Hugh Eames, of Petersfield, victualler, convicted of an assault on Geo. Collins, Esq. at the same parish, was fined ten guineas.


6-May-1793
Hampshire Chronicle
WINCHESTER, SATURDAY, May 4

  This week was committed to our gaol, Sam. Sirgostin, for stealing in the dwelling-house of Francis Fleming, of Petersfield, a quantity of wearing apparel and three guineas in gold.

13-May-1793
Hampshire Chronicle
S U S S E X.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION,
By J. CHITTY

  On Monday, the 20th of May 1793, and following days, at MILLAND-HOUSE, in the county of Sussex.
 The HOUSEHOLD GOODS and other effects of a gentleman changing his residence.
 To be viewed two days preceding the sale. Catalogues to be had at the principal inns in the adjacent towns, at the auctioneer’s in Petersfield, and on the premises. The sale to begin each day at eleven o’clock.


10-Jun-1793
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D, HANTS
TO be LET, a neat DWELLING-HOUSE,

  Pleasantly situated on Ramshill, within half a mile of Petersfield, Hants, in good repair, and fit for the reception of the family of a naval officer, being only one stage from Portsmouth, and adjoining to the great turnpike road from London to Portsmouth; it consists of a good parlour in front, five bed-rooms, a good kitchen, and other convenient offices. The taxes are low and the rent easy.
 For further particulars and a view thereof, apply to Mr. Booker, on the said hill.
 Also to be LET, and entered upon immediately, an old established PUBLIC HOUSE, bearing the Sign of the ANCHOR, at a small distance from the above premises, and possessing equal advantage in point of a pleasant situation and convenience to the road. Enquire of Mr. Booker aforesaid, or of Mr. Patrick Brewer, in Petersfield.


10-Jun-1793
Hampshire Chronicle
EASTMEON, HANTS
TO be SOLD by AUCTION,
By T. WILMER,

  On Saturday, the 20th day of July, 1793, at the White Hart Inn, in Petersfield, between the hours of four and six o’clock in the afternoon, according to the conditions of sale to be then produced, unless disposed of in the mean time by private contract, of which notice will be given,

The following ESTATES, in 4 Lots.
 LOT I.—All that BARN, STABLE, GATEROOM, and about 35 Acres of arable LAND, (more or less) called Terrell’s Land, situate and being at Duncomb, in the parish of Eastmeon, in the County of Southampton, and in the occupation of the proprietor Mr. Joseph Terrel.
 LOT II.—All those several Pieces or Parcels of arable LAND containing by estimation 25 Acres, (more or less) situate and being at Duncomb aforesaid, and in the occupation of the said Joseph Terrell.
 LOT III.—All that Piece or Parcel of rich meadow LAND containing by estimation 9 acres, (more or less) situate and being in the village of East Meon, and in the occupation of Joseph Fisher, his under tenants or assigns.
 All which several premises, are copyhold of inheritance, held under the lord bishop of Winchester, at a small quit-rent and fine certain, and nearly equal in value to freehold.
 LOT IV.—All the Freehold Purrock or Parcel of LAND called LAKES, containing by estimation 4 acres (more or less), situate in the said parish of Eastmeon, and in the occupation of the said Joseph Terrell.
 For particulars enquire of Mr. Greetham, attorney at law, Petersfield; and for a sight of the premises to the proprietor, Mr. Terrell, at Eastmeon aforesaid.


24-Jun-1793
Hampshire Chronicle
HOME NEWS

  Lately was married, at Petersfield, Arthur Atherly, jun. Esq. to the right hon. Lady Louisa Ken, daughter to the Marquis of Lothian.

27-Jun-1793
Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette
MARRIED.

  At Petersfield, Arthur Atherley, jun. esq; to the Right Hon. Lady Louisa Kerr, daughter to the Marquis of Lothian.


15-Aug-1793
Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette
THUNDER STORM

  At Prior’s Dean, near Petersfield, a house and two barns, the property of Mr. Bennett, were burnt; and a house and barn at Froxfield, totally consumed.


16-Sep-1793
Hampshire Chronicle
H A M P S H I R E G A M E – D U T Y

  A LIST of GAME-CERTIFICATES issued in the county aforesaid, from the 1st day of July to the 4th day of September, 1793, inclusive, pursuant to the Acts of Parliament granting a Duty of 3l. 3s. on each Certificate

Andrews, Richard
Bonham, Henry, Esq.
Bonham, Thomas, Esq.
Greetham, Charles
...

Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
...


28-Oct-1793
Hampshire Chronicle
COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON

 AT a General Meeting of the Lieutenancy of the said County, held at the White Hart Inn, in City of Winchester, on Tuesday, the twenty-second day of October, 1793, before George Powlett, Esq and Sir William Heathcote, Bart two of the Commissioners for executing the office of Lieutenant of the said County, and John Fleming, William Fletcher, Vincent Hawkins Gilbert, and James Serle, Esqrs, four Deputy Lieutenants of the said County, the following Sub-Division Meetings and the Second General Meeting were appointed:


11-Nov-1793
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D, November 4, 1793

  WHEREAS I, the under-signed THOMAS CUSSENS, Bailiff to Mrs. OSMOND, of Bedhampton, in the county of Southampton, did, on or about the eighth day of July last past, inform Mr. Clement, of Alton, in the said county, steward to the Right Honourable Lord Stawell, that Thomas Batchelor, of Bedhampton aforesaid, timber-merchant, had then lately cut down and carried away two oak timber trees from and out of a coppice belonging to the said Lord Stawell, at Bedhampton aforesaid, and converted them to his own use; and, on the said Mr. Clement asking me to put my said information in writing, I refused to do so; and I told Mr. Clement” That I could not have mentioned it to him but that Mr. Batchelor did every thing he could to oppose me;” and whereas the said Mr. Clement set on foot an enquiry into the truth of my said report, and found it to be without foundation, inasmuch as the said T. Bachelor had cut no more trees than were sold to him by Ld. Stawell’s woodman; and I myself, being present at the said inquiry, was convinced that I had been mistaken in the marks of the trees, and I am now perfectly satisfied that the said Thomas Batchelor was innocent of the said charge:—But, forasmuch as the said Thomas Batchelor’s reputation was in some measure affected by what I had alledged against him, he lately brought his action against me to clear up his character, which he hath engaged to decline, on my acknowledging the above facts in the public newspaper, and on my engaging to pay the costs of his action. And I declare, in justice to his injury, as I have no reason to think but he is an honest man; and I consent that this my acknowledgement shall be inserted three times in the Hampshire Chronicle. As witness my hand,
    THOMAS CUSSENS.
 Witness:   RICH. ANDREWS
        GILB. WHITE


18-Nov-1793
Hampshire Chronicle
NEW SHERIFFS

  COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON. Henry Bonham of Petersfield, Harry Portal of Freefolk, John Compton of Minstead, Esqrs.


25-Nov-1793
Hampshire Chronicle
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

  THE Creditors of the Rev. THO. TRODD, late of Petersfield, in the county of Southampton, deceased, are requested to meet Mr. John Whicher, administrator of the effects of Mr. Trodd, at the White Hart Inn, in Petersfield, on Friday, the 27th day of December next, at two o’clock in the afternoon, to receive a dividend for their respective debts; and all persons having any claim on Mr. Whicher, as administrator, that have neglected to send an account thereof, are desired to deliver in the same before that day, it being Mr. Whicher’s intention to make a final dividend at that time, and to settle and finish his accounts.

PETERSFIELD, HANTS.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, By Mr. T. WILLMER,

 On the premises, on Monday, the 16th of December, 1793, and on the following day,
 All the BREWING UTENSILS, STOCK of IRON-BOUND CASKS, TOOLS and STOCK of the COOPER’s SHOP, &c. of Mr. John PERRYER a Common-brewer, in Petersfield; —Consisting of a stout brewing-copper of about 300 gallons, a substantial iron-bound vat, large reservoirs, coolers, and squares, lined with lead, 1 engine, a wort-pump, 12 casks from 3 to 10 hogsheads each, a great number of hogsheads, puncheons, and pipes, and other utensils requisite to a brewery; a new horse-mill, a light waggon, a cart, 2 valuable cart-horses, and several hogs; all the tools, stock of ash, oak-board, cleft staves, new casks, and turnery-goods, belonging to the cooper’s stop.
 Catalogues will be dispersed in time, and may be had of the auctioneer, Petersfield, in the week previous to the sale, which will begin each day at eleven o’clock.


16-Dec-1793
Hampshire Chronicle
HEALTH AND LIFE PRESERVED

  REASON and Experience having taught mankind to value HEALTH as the greatest of all temporal blessings ; Dr. SIBLY, happy in announcing the CURES his SOLAR TINCTURE has effected, by its action on the Blood and Lymph, is bound in duty to warrant it as a safe and certain cure for the following maladies.—
 For RE-ACTION of the BLOOD, or RESTORATION of LIFE in CASES of SUDDEN DEATH, (provided the heart be not wounded or impaired,) see the process in my Treatise of the Medicine, given gratis wherever it is sold.
 For the SCROPHULA or KING’s EVIL, SCURVY, and all IMPURITIES of the BLOOD and LYMPH. …
Sold … by all the agents to this paper
… Eames, Petersfield; …


16-Dec-1793
Hampshire Chronicle
PETERSFIELD, December 9th, 1793

  T. WILLMER respectfully informs the public, that no sale will take place at the BREWERY, &c. of Mr. JOHN PERRYER, in Petersfield, (advertised in our first page,) as the same is privately contracted for.


1794

24-Feb-1794
Reading Mercury
READING, SATURDAY, Feb. 22.

  Henry Bonham, of Petersfield, esq; is appointed Sheriff of the county of Southampton, instead of Henry Portal, of Freefolk, esq.
 Henry Bonham, esq; High Sheriff of Hampshire, has appointed Mr. Deverell, of Winchester, his Under-Sheriff.


3-Mar-1794
Hampshire Chronicle
P E T E R S F I E L D, HANTS.

February 22, 1794

  AT a numerous Meeting this day of the Principal Farmers and Graziers in the Town and Neighbourhood of Petersfield, in the county of Southampton.
 It was UNANIMOUSLY AGREED, That a MARKET for the Sale of CATTLE, SHEEP, and HOGS, shall be held in the Market-place of the said Town of Petersfield, on Wednesday, the Fifth Day of March next, and be continued every FORTNIGHT.
 The several Persons then present entered into an agreement to send a large number of fat Sheep to each of the four first Markets, in order that the buyers attending such Markets may meet with no disappointment.—It was also proposed and agreed, for the convenience of the Market, that no Cattle be cooped earlier than 8 o’clock in the morning.
 Any Person sending Sheep or other Cattle to such Market and not selling same, will have nothing to pay for coops the first year; and may be accommodated with keeping for such Sheep or Cattle at a reasonable price on application to Mr. BOND, at the George Inn.


31-Mar-1794
Hampshire Chronicle
C O U N T Y M E E T I N G.
To HENRY BONHAM, Esq. Sheriff for the County of Southampton

  S I R,
We request you will be pleased to call a General Meeting of the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders, of the County of Southampton, to consider of such measures as it may be advisable to take for furthering the Augmentation of the Militia of the County, or for any other purposes of defence which shall receive the sanction and approbation of parliament.

We are, Sir,
London, Mar. 20.

Your most obedient humble servants,


 In obedience to the above request, I appoint a General Meeting of the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders, to be held, at the Castle of Winchester, on Wednesday, the ninth day of April, precisely at twelve o’clock.

HENRY BONHAM

Sheriff

 Petersfield, March 24


7-Apr-1794
Hampshire Chronicle
WANTED IMMEDIATELY

  A WRITING ASSISTANT in a GRAMMAR SCHOOL. Apply (by letter post-paid) to the Reverend P. Dusatoy, Maple-Durham House, near Petersfield, Hants.

12-Apr-1794
Hampshire Chronicle

  We hear that a subscription is set on foot by several gentlemen, farmers, and others, in the neighbourhood of Petersfield, Hants, for putting the law in execution against all jobbers in cattle, butchers that sell fat cattle and sheep, and other monopolizers at fairs, markets, &c. Prosecutions are commenced against several offenders, and a butcher has been fined 15l. for what is called jobbing of sheep, he having bought and sold forty sheep without keeping them the time stipulated by law.


21-Apr-1794
Hampshire Chronicle
COUNTY of SOUTHAMPTON

 AT a Meeting of the General Committee, held, by adjournment, at the George Inn, in Winchester, the 10th day of April, 1794, PRESENT,

H. Sloane, Esq. Chairman
Sir John D’Oyly, Bart.
Rev. Dr. Sturges
General Shirreff
William Mitford, Esq.

James Searle, Esq.
C.H.E. Calmady, Esq.
T.C. Everett, Esq.
George Dacre, Esq.
Rev. Mr. Poulter

 RESOLVED,
 THAT Sub-Committees are hereby appointed, in the following places, to correspond with the General Committee: --viz. in Andover, Basingstoke, Alton, Petersfield …

 THAT the third application of the money be to form Volunteer Companies in particular towns, on or near the seacoasts, for the purposes of their local defence.

 That Colonel Sloane and Lieutenant-colonel Mitford be requested to consider of and determine on the best plan to enlist men for the augmentation of the Militia of the County, giving such sums as they may deem necessary, to be indemnified by this Committee.
 THAT the next General Meeting be holden on Saturday the 19teenth of April, at the White-Hart Inn, in Winchester, at eleven o’clock.  HANS SLOANE, Chairman.


16-Jun-1794
Hampshire Chronicle
W A N T E D I M M E D I A T E L Y

  THREE JOURNEYMEN CORDWAINERS: Two for Men’s Work and one for Women’s.
 Apply to JOHN POWELL, at Buriton, near Petersfield, Hants.


11-Aug-1794
Reading Mercury

  Yesterday the following distinguished persons kissed the King’s hand at the levee, on being created Peers of England, viz.

The Right Hon. Welbore Ellis, Baron Mendess.

 By this creation of British Peers the following seats become vacant in the House of Commons:—Bedfordshire, vacated by the Earl of Upper Ossory: … Petersfield, by the Right Hon. Welbore Ellis.

12-Aug-1794
Dublin Evening Post
LONDON—AUGUST 7.

 Yesterday the King was pleased to create the following Gentlemen Peers:

 Right Hon. Welbore Ellis, M.P. for Petersfield, to be Lord Mendop.


8-Sep-1794
Hampshire Chronicle
HANTS AND SUSSEX.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION,
By J. CHITTY,

  On the premises, on Friday the 26th day of September, 1794, at three o’clock.

A VERY ANCIENT AND GOOD – ACCUSTOMED FREEHOLD INN AND PREMISES,
 Situate at Rake, four miles from Petersfield, and four from Liphook, on the great turnpike-road leading from London to Portsmouth, (in an excellent situation for post-chaise business, being from Portsmouth to Horndean ten miles, thirteen to Rake, sixteen to Godalming, and seven to Haslemere, all principal stages,) the present proprietor and occupier retiring from business.
 Part of the above premises is situate in Hampshire and part in Sussex, consisting of four good rooms on a floor, and all necessary and useful offices, in very good repair, having been lately fitted up at a very great expence, with a large garden, and a small paddock of land, adjoining the yard. The premises have been in the occupation of the owners near sixty years; are taxed very low; and have an extensive right of common to many hundred acres, and a right of fueling sufficient for the ashes to pay all expences of cutting and housing. There were, for fifty years past, two inns in the place, but the present owner of the above purchased the one of which he was not in possession, and shut it up for a long lease. The above Inn is situated in an excellent sporting country, and within five miles of seven packs of harriers.
 For further particulars enquire on the premises, or of the auctioneer, at Petersfield, aforesaid. The Goods, if required, may be taken at an appraisement, and the premises entered on immediately.
 Also to be SOLD, at the same time and place, a FREEHOLD BAR, STABLE, and PREMISES, situate in Petersfield, which qualify their owner to vote for that borough. Enquire as above.


11-Sep-1794
Derby Mercury

  We are sorry to be informed, by a medical correspondent at Southampton, that a very alarming dysentery prevails in that town and the neighbouring country. At Petersfield on Monday last, six persons died of this complaint, which has proved equally fatal in other parts, particularly at Portsmouth.

12-Aug-1794
Dublin Evening Post
LONDON—AUGUST 7.

 Yesterday the King was pleased to create the following Gentlemen Peers:

 Right Hon. Welbore Ellis, M.P. for Petersfield, to be Lord Mendop.


22-Sep-1794
Hampshire Chronicle
H A M P S H I R E G A M E D U T Y

  A LIST of GAME CERTIFICATES issued in the county aforesaid, from the 1st of July to the 9th day of September, 1794, inclusive, pursuant to the Acts of Parliament, granting a duty of 3l. 3s. on each Certificate.

Andrews Richard,
Blunt William,
Bonham Henry, Esq.
Bonham Thomas, Esq.
Greetham Charles,
Meeres John,
Perryer John,
Whicher Rev. John,

Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield
Petersfield


3-Nov-1794
Hampshire Chronicle
COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON

  AT a General Meeting of the Lieutenancy of the said County, held at the George Inn, in City of Winchester, on Tuesday, the 21st day of October, 1794, before Hans Sloane, John Fleming, Thomas Heathcote, James Serle, and Frederic Breton, Esquires, Deputy Lieutenants of the said County, the following Sub-Division Meetings and the Second General Meeting were appointed:


1795

7-Jan-1795
Kentish Gazette

  HOUSE OF COMMONS — FRIDAY, Jan. 2.
  A new Writ ordered for Petersfield, in the room of the Right Hon; Welbore Ellis, now Lord Mendip.


6-Feb-1795
Saunders's News-Letter

  His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to appoint the following Gentlemen to be High Sheriffs for the present year: County of Tipperary, Peter Holmes, junior, of Petersfield, Esq.

9-Feb-1795
Hampshire Chronicle
SEVERITY of the SEASON.

  THOSE persons whose constitutions have been impaired by hot climates; by ferophulous or syphilitic humours in the blood; by weak nerves, or tender conformation of the body; and who can hardly support themselves under the present severe season; are particularly recommended to the use of Dr Sibly’s Reanimating SOLAR TINCTURE, which, in all cases of inveterate scurvy, leprosy, king’s evil, rheumatic gout, palsy, nervous affectations, asthma, consumption, dropsy, and in all disorders arising from an infected, inactive, or impaired, state of the blood, is a radical and certain cure.

Eames, Petersfield;


30-Mar-1795
Hampshire Chronicle
PRESENT
The Rev. EDMUND POULTER, Chairman;

Sir John Carter
Rev. John Harrington, D.D.
Thomas Hall, LL. D.
Henry Bonham, Esq.
Thomas Ridge, Esq.
Edward Rushworth, Esq.

Christopher Hodges, Esq.
William Chute, Esq.
John Nares, Esq.
William Neville, Esq.
 AND
Rev. F?a. Wick. Swanton,

Justices of the peace in and for the said county;
And Thomas Mears, Esq. and John Butler Harrison, Esq.
  Justices of the peace in and for the town and county of the town of Southampton:
 The number of Men to be levied for the several Districts, and also for each single parish, or united parishes, &c. within the said county, were appointed.
 And the FIRST PETTY SESSIONS were fixed to be holden in the following Districts of the said county (wherein they have been usually holden) for the purpose of receiving the Returns of the Officers of the several Parishes, Tythings, or Places, within the same respectively, and of attesting and causing to be enrolled the number of Men to be raised by virtue of the said act, after such persons shall be approved of by the regulating officers to be appointed for that purpose, viz.

 ORDERED, That the Court do stand adjourned until the next General Quarter Session of the Peace, to be holden for the said county on Tuesday, the 14th of April next.


11-May-1795
Hampshire Chronicle
HAIR-POWDER CERTIFICATES.
STAMP-OFFICE, PETERSFIELD, MAY 6, 1795.

  WHEREAS, by an act passed this present Sessions of Parliament, entitled “An Act for granting a Duty on Certificates for using Hair-powder,” it is enacted, That after the 5th of May, 1795, persons who wear Hair-powder shall previously enter their Names and Places of Abode, and annually take out a CERTIFICATE, chargeable with a STAMP-DUTY of ONE POUND an ONE SHILLING; and, for the greater convenience in paying the said duty, the Head-distributors of Stamps are to appoint in their divisions offices for receiving such accounts; and to give notice of same in some newspaper circulated in the neighbourhood, with the names of the officers appointed to superintend the same: Now, in pursuance of the said act, I, Thomas Ridge, Head Distributor of Stamps for the Eastern Division of the County of Southampton, do hereby give Notice, That I have appointed officers under-mentioned, within my division, for receiving the said accounts; and I have appointed the under-named Persons to superintend the same; at which offices constant attendance will be given. —And Notice is hereby also given, That from May 5, 1795, or within one month thereafter, persons liable to the said duty, and resident within the said division, are to deliver in to the head office, or other office appointed as aforesaid, an account containing their names and places of abode, and, on payment of the duty, will receive a Certificate, duly stamped, according to the directions of the said Act.

JOHN RIDGE, Distributor for the
Eastern Division of the County of Southampton.

Petersfield, Richard Andrews


25-May-1795
Hampshire Chronicle
To the JUSTICES of the PEACE for the COUNTY of SOUTHAMPTON

  WHEREAS it is enacted by an act, entitled, “An Act for enabling the Magistrates in the several Counties in Great Britain to raise and levy, under certain Regulations, such able-bodied and idle Persons as shall be found within the said Counties to serve in his Majesty’s Navy,” and passed on the twenty-eighth day of April last, that, within thirty days after the passing of the said act, the Clerk of the Peace of the said County shall by the direction of any one of the Justices of the Peace of the said County, give notice of the time and place when and where the respective Justices of the Peace of the said County shall first assemble, in their respective districts, to put he said act into execution, by publishing the same in some newspaper usually circulated within the jurisdiction of such Justices; and it is also enacted, that the Justices of the Peace acting in and for the said County shall, pursuant to such notice, assemble themselves in their sub-divisions, and in such districts in which Justices have usually held petty sessions: Now, in pursuance of the said act, and by the direction of Sir WILLIAM HEATHCOTE, Baronet, RICHARD MAIDMAN, Esq. and the Reverend EDMUND POULTER, his Majesty’s Justices of the Peace in and for the said County, I, ROBERT REEKS CORBIN, Deputy Clerk of the Peace of the said County, do hereby give Notice, That the Justices of the Peace of the said County are to assemble, in their respective Districts, at the Times hereunder mentioned, to put the said act into execution.

ROB. R. CORBIN, Dep. Clerk of the Peace.


21-Sep-1795
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE GAME DUTY.

 A LIST of GAME CERTIFICATES issued in the county aforesaid, from the 1st of July to the 4th day of September, 1795, inclusive, pursuant to the Acts of Parliament, granting a duty of 3l. 3s. on each Certificate.

 Andrews Richard,    Petersfield
 Bonham Henry, Esq.   Petersfield
 Binham Thomas, Esq.   Petersfield
 Greetham Charles,   Petersfield
 Meers John,      Petersfield
 Whitcher Rev. John,   Petersfield. …


17-Oct-1795
Hampshire Chronicle
PETERSFIELD, October 8, 1795.

  ALL Persons having any Claim or Demand on the ESTATE and EFFECTS of Mr. WILLIAM BRACKSTONE, late of Petersfield, Butcher, deceased, are requested to transmit an account thereof to his Executor, Mr. JOHN COBB, of the parish of Steep; or to Mr. GREETHAM, Attorney, Petersfield. And all persons who are indebted to the said Estate are requested to pay the same to the said Mr. John Cobb, or Mr. Greetham.

PETERSFIELD, October 8, 1795.

 ALL Persons having any Claim or Demand on the ESTATE and EFFECTS of WILLIAM VALLAR, late of East Tisted, Victualler, deceased, are requested to transmit an Account thereof to Mr. GREETHAM, Attorney, Petersfield. And all Persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to pay the same to the said Mr. Greetham, who is legally authorised to receive the same by the Widow and Administratrix of the said deceased.


31-Oct-1795
Hampshire Chronicle
COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON

  AT a General Meeting of the Lieutenancy of the said County, held at the White Horse Inn, in Romsey, on Tuesday, the 20th day of October, 1795, before William Fletcher, Thomas Heathcote, and Frederic Breton, Esquires, Deputy Lieutenants of the said County, the following Sub-Division Meetings and the Second General Meeting was appointed:

 The Second General Militia Meeting will be held at the White Horse Inn, in Romsey, on Saturday, the 9th day of January, 1796.

THOMAS WARNER, CLERK to the GENERAL MEETING  


4-Nov-1795
Hereford Journal
LONDON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3.

  The second expedition to the coast of France is recalled; some of the Emigrant Officers are already arrived, the remainder are daily expected. The Emigrants are to resume their old quarters at Rumsey, Petersfield, &c. and Gen. Doyle, with his regiments, proceed to the place of destination at first appointed.


1796

11-Jul-1796
Reading Mercury

  DIED. The Rev. Philip Barton, B. D. sub-dean and canon of Exeter cathedral, and rector of Petersfield, Hants.

16-Jul-1796
Ipswich Journal
NEW PARLIAMENT.
HOUSE OF COMMONS

 Those printed in Italics were not in the last Parliament. Those marked thus (*) are new for the respective places. All the rest are re-elected. The figure after the name shews in how many Parliaments the member has served. Those marked thus ¶ are returned for more than one place.

Petersfield W. Jolliffe &, H. Joliffe


6-Aug-1796
Hampshire Chronicle

  On Saturday last died at Kitknock’s house, in Hampshire, in the 46th year of his age, Thomas Appleford Woolls, Esq. captain of the Portsdown troop of yeomanry cavalry, and formerly president of the Agricultural Society of that division, of which he was the original promoter. The above troop, and that of Petersfield, accompanied his remains to Fareham church, where they fired three volleys over his grave. The number of cottagers, and people of that description from his neighbourhood, that followed him from his house to the place of interment, a distance of seven miles, bore testimony of their respect for him, and the regret that is felt for the loss of the poor man’s friend. A title he considered an honour to deserve.


1-Oct-1796
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE GAME DUTY.

 A LIST of GAME CERTIFICATES issued in the County aforesaid, with respect to the said Duty, from 1st day of July last to the 14th day of September, 1796, inclusive, pursuant to an Act of Parliament granting a Duty of 3l. 3s. on each Certificate.
 Andrews, Richard   Petersfield
 Andrews, Richard, jun.  Petersfield
 Blunt, William      Petersfield
 Bonham, Henry, Esq.   Petersfield
 Bonham, Tho. Esq.   Petersfield
 Greetham, Charles   Petersfield
 Meeres, John     Petersfield
 Whicher, Rev, John   Petersfield
 Whicher, James    Petersfield


29-Oct-1796
Hampshire Chronicle
COUNTY of SOUTHAMPTON.

 At a General Meeting of the Lieutenancy of the said County, held at the White Horse Inn, in Romsey, in the said County, on Tuesday, the 18th day of October, 1796, before Sir Charles Mill, Bart. William Fletcher, and Frederick Breton, Esquires, four Deputy Lieutenants of the same County, the following Sub-Division Meetings and Second General Meeting were appointed:

 The Second General Militia Meeting will be held at the White Horse Inn, in Romsey on Wednesday the 21st day of December next. THOMAS WARNER, Clerk to the General Meetings.


1797

25-Feb-1797
Hampshire Chronicle

FEBRUARY 2, 1797.

 WHEREAS JAMES BROWN the elder, and JAMES BROWN the younger, of STEEP, Tanners, have, on the Day of the Date hereof, conveyed and assigned the whole of their Estate and Effects to certain Trustees for the benefit of themselves and the rest of the Creditors, therefore it is requested, that all Persons to whom the said Messrs. Brown are indebted will transmit an Account thereof to Mr. Greetham, Attorney at Law, Petersfield; and Notice is hereby given to all Persons who have not executed the Assignment so made aforesaid, that the same is, and will remain, at the Offices of the said Mr. Greetham, for the Signatures of those who wish to receive the Benefit thereof, until the 1st Day of March next, and no longer; and such Persons as are Indebted to the said Estate are requested to pay the Amount of their Debts, on or before the 1st of March, to the said Mr. Greetham, who is legally authorised to receive the same.


4-Mar-1797
Hampshire Chronicle
Hampshire Supplementary Militia.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

 That the most noble George Marquis of Winchester, Sir William Heathcote, Bart. And William Chute, Esq. Commissioners executing the Office of Lieutenant of the County of Southampton, have, with his Majesty’s Approbation, appointed the Men to be attached to the SOUTH BATTALION of Supplementary Militia of the said County, to be trained and exercised, for the Space of Twenty Days, on the several and respective Days, and at the Places following, viz.

 Subdivision of Alton:—South Hundreds of East Meon and Finchdean, to begin on SATURDAY the said 22d Day of April next, at the Town of Petersfield.

 And, for the purposes aforesaid, all Persons who shall be enrolled before the respective Days above-mentioned, to serve in the said Supplementary Militia for any Parish, Tything, or Place, within any of the Subdivisions above mentioned, are required to assemble in the Market Places of the Towns aforesaid, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, on the respective Days before-mentioned; to be trained and exercised accordingly; and, during the continuance of such, training and exercising, they are to be subject to and under the orders of the Officers and non-commissioned Officers appointed for that Service, pursuant to the Act of Parliament in that case made.—Dated the 20th Day of Feb. 1797.


18-Mar-1797
Hampshire Chronicle
T O T A N N E R S.
___
TO BE DISPOSED OF,
The REMAINING TERM,
(Ten Years and a Half from Lady Day next,)
of the
LEASE of a compact TAN YARD,

 In good Repair, situate in the Tything of SHEET, on the LONDON ROAD, one Mile from Petersfield, Hants, with a near Dwelling-House, good Bark-Barn, Stable, and other Out-Buildings; an Orchard, and Three Acres of Meadow Land, late in the Occupation of Mr. John Crossweller, deceased.
 For particulars apply to Mr. John Brown, at Petersfield. Letters, Post paid, will be duly attended to.


22-Apr-1797
Hampshire Chronicle
Hampshire County Meeting

 The amended ADDRESS to his MAJESTY, proposed by the Right Honourable Thomas Orde Powlett, seconded by the Honourable Mr. Wallop, and supported by at least three to one Freeholders, is left at the following Places for the Signatures of the Noblemen, Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders, who could not attend the County Meeting:

 PETERSFIELD,   Mr. Greetham

22-Apr-1797
Hampshire Chronicle

 Mr. Bonham, of Petersfield, seconded the motion. He entered into a long detail of the origin and progress of the war, of the vast increase of the national debt, of the accumulation of taxes, and of the total incapacity of the present ministry either to conduct the war with advantage to the country, or to conclude a peace on any terms. In treating these subjects, he was, however, by far too prolix, insomuch that his arguments lost a great deal of their effect, and were stifled by the general murmurs of disapprobation; he concluded a well-meant strenuous defence of the petition by giving it his most hearty and decided support.


21-Jul-1797
Kentish Weekly Post & Canterbury Journal

  The following are a few particulars of the damages sustained by the thunder storm on Monday morning:—A barn belonging to Mr. Anderson of Petersfield, was burnt to the ground. A rick took fire, and was burning at three o’clock in the morning when the mail coach passed

22-Jul-1797
Hampshire Chronicle
THE STORM

  Hardly within the memory of man has there been such a dreadful night as Sunday last, with thunder, lightning, and rain. It began in the S.W. horizon, and early in the evening only exhibited quick extended vivid flashes of lightning; but in the middle of the night the storm came over the capital, where it has done some damage.

 The following, is the only damage that has happened near Portsmouth.: a barn belonging to Mr. Anderson, of Petersfield, was burnt to the ground.
 A rick yard, about a mile and a half from Petersfield, took fire, and was burning at three o’clock in the morning, when the mail coach passed.


30-Sep-1797
Hampshire Chronicle
DEBTORS and CREDITORS

 ALL Persons having any Claim or Demand on the Estate and Effects of JOHN JARMAN, late of East Tisted, Yeoman, deceased, are requested to transmit an Account thereof to Mr. Greetham, Attorney at Law, Petersfield. And all Persons who are indebted to the said Estate, are requested to pay the same to the said Mr. Greetham, on or before the first Day of November next.

30-Sep-1797
Hampshire Chronicle
HAMPSHIRE GAME DUTY.

 A LIST of GAME CERTIFICATES issued in the County aforesaid, from the 1st of July to the 10th day of September, 1797, inclusive, pursuant to the Acts of Parliament, granting a duty of 3l. 3s. on each Certificate.

 Andrews Richard,    Petersfield
 Blunt, William      Petersfield
 Bonham Henry, Esq.   Petersfield
 Binham Thomas, Esq.   Petersfield
 Meers John,      Petersfield
 Whitcher Rev. John,   Petersfield.


21-Oct-1797
Hampshire Chronicle
COUNTY of SOUTHAMPTON

  At a General Meeting of the Lieutenancy of the said County, held at the White Horse Inn, in Romsey, in the said County, on Tuesday, the 17th day of October, 1797, before Sir Charles Mill, Bart. John Fleming, John Andrews, and Frederick Breton, Esquires, four Deputy Lieutenants of the said County, the following Sub-Division Meetings and Second General Meetings were appointed:

  The next General Meeting will be held on Saturday the 16th Day of December, 1797, at the White Horse Inn, in Romsey aforesaid.  THOMAS WARNER, Clerk to the General Meetings.


1798

3-Mar-1798
Hampshire Chronicle
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN.

 That ALL the men of the Supplementary Militia in the said County are required to attend, within their respective Subdivisions, on Monday the 5th day of March next, at eleven o’clock in the forenoon, at the places following, viz.

 Sub-division of Alton South—Hundreds of East-meon, and Finchdean—At the Swan Inn, in Petersfield.


30-Jun-1798
Reading Mercury
Farm near Petersfield, Hants.

 TO be SOLD by AUCTION, By Messrs. HODSKINSON & Co.
 On Tuesday the 24th day of July, at one o’clock, At the White Hart Inn, Petersfield, unless previously disposed of by private Contract, of which timely notice will be given.
 A very desirable compact FARM, situate in the parish of STEEP, only one mile from Petersfield; consisting of a good Farm-House, requisite Buildings, and 150 A. 3 R. 1 P. of Land, on Lease to Mr. John Cobb, for an unexpired term of seven years from Michaelmas next, at the very low nett rent of 58l. per annum.
 This Farm is Copyhold of Inheritance, under the Bishop of Winchester, and being subject to only a small fine certain on death or alienation, is nearly equal to freehold.
 Printed particulars may be had of Mr. Andrews, Attorney at Law, Petersfield; upon the premises, and of Messrs. Hodskinson and Co. Surveyors, Arundel-street, London, who are authorised to treat for the disposal of the same by private contract.


21-Jul-1798
Hampshire Chronicle
EASTMEON, HANTS.
TO BE LETT,
AND ENTERED ON AT MICHAELMAS NEXT,
For the Term of 14 Years,

 ALL that FARM called BORDEN, containing together by estimation 1000 customary Acres of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture, LAND, (more or less) exclusive of Down, situate and lying in the said Parish of EASTMEON, and now in the occupation of Mr. EWEN.
 N. B. The above Premises were for some years past in the possession of the late Mr. JOHN EWEN, deceased; are in a high state of cultivation, with an exceeding good House, Offices, a walled Garden, with necessary Cottages, in a good Sporting country, within four miles of Petersfield, with extensive and unlimited Rights to the Barnett and Strewed Commons.
 For Particulars, enquire of Mr. Greetham, Solicitor, Petersfield; and for a sight of the Premises to Mr. Ewen, Borden.


5-Nov-1798
Reading Mercury
HAMPSHIRE LAND TAX.
Redemption and Sale.
COUNTY-HALL, WINCHESTER,
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 1798

  The Commissioners appointed for the purpose of selling the Land Tax arising within the said County of Southampton, by virtue of an Act passed in the 38th year of his present Majesty’s reign, inituled “an Act for making perpetual subject to Redemption and Purchase, in the manner therein stated, the several sums of money now charged in Great Britain as a Land Tax for one year, from the twenty-fifth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight,” DO HEREBY GIVE NOTICE, that they will hold Meetings for carrying into execution the Powers of the said Act within the said County, at the times and places under-mentioned, and will enter on business precisely at eleven of the clock in the forenoon on each Day of Meeting.

 For the Division of Alton South,
 At the White Hart Inn, at Petersfield, on Wednesday the 21st and Thursday the 22d of November.

19-Nov-1798
Hampshire Chronicle
DEATHS

  The Rev. Wm. Wilmot Kimpton, of Petersfield, after a short illness of six days.


19-Nov-1798
Hampshire Chronicle
The following Address has been presented to his Majesty by the undermentioned Volunteer Corps. To the KING’s Most Excellent Majesty.

  MOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN
 The Volunteer Corps of Portsdown, Petersfield and Bere Forest Cavalry, the Gosport Artillery, the Havant First Gosport, Portsmouth, Portsea, Second Gosport, Portchester, Portsmouth-Garrison, Wickham, Finchdean, Hambledon, Emsworth, and Gosport Riflemen Infantry, assembled this day on Portsdown, for the purpose of testifying their joy at, and celebrating the late glorious victory of your Majesty’s fleet, under the command of Rear-Admiral Nelson, avail themselves of the opportunity humbly to congratulate your Majesty on an occasion, in which it has pleased the Almighty so eminently to bless the arms of these realms.
 They also, at the same time, most humbly beg leave to offer to your Majesty their most solemn and sincere assurances of a firm determination to exert their utmost in defence of your Majesty, and the glorious constitution under which they have the happiness to live.
 Signed on behalf of their respective Corps,

G. Cathery, Capt. Second Troop of Petersfield Cavalry


1799

21-Jan-1799
Leeds Intelligencer

 On Thursday last was married, at St. James’s church, London, the Rev. William John Jolliffe, Esq; Member of Parliament for Petersfield, to Miss Julia Pitches, youngest daughter of the late Sir Abraham Pitches, of Streatham, in Surry.


11-Mar-1799
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
HANTS
TO BE SOLD

 On Friday the 15th day of March, 1799, at the White Hart Inn, in Petersfield, at eleven o’clock in the forenoon,
 THE RECTORIAL TYTHES of the Township and Tything of FROXFIELD, in the county of Southampton, held under the Bishop of Winchester, by lease, for three lives, of the respective ages of 40, 41, and 42 years, or thereabouts, at the yearly reserved rent of Twelve Pounds.
 Attendance will be given at the above Inn two days previous to the sale; and in the mean time, application may be made at the Office of Messrs. GRAY and THORPE, in York.
 N.B. This sale is unavoidably POSTPONED till the above day.


15-Apr-1799
Reading Mercury
County of Southampton.
Land-Tax Redemption and Sale.

 NOTICE is hereby given, that the Deputy Receiver General for the said County will attend at the Times and Places under-mentioned, in order to receive the Consideration-Money for the Redemption of the Land-Tax, from all persons who have contracted with the Special Commissioners, and stipulated to pay in Money to the Receiver General on or before the first of May next:

 Thursday the 18th at Petersfield

 Note. As the above days are appointed for the transaction of other business, it is requested that the parties will attend early.
Whitchurch, April 4, 1799


20-May-1799
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
PETERSFIELD, HANTS
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION

  On Wednesday the 29th day of May inst. (unless previously disposed of by Private Contract) at the White Hart Inn, Petersfield, between the hours of six and eight in the evening,
 ALL that well-accustomed INN called the FLYING BULL, situate in the parish of Liss, on the London Road, about four miles from Petersfield, now in the occupation of John Carpenter; together with a good Garden, two Closes of Land containing about two acres, a Black-smith’s shop, and excellent Coach-house and Stables.
 For further particulars enquire of Mr. JOHN POORE, Redbridge, Hants; or of Messrs. AMOR and NICHOLS, Attornies at Law, Southampton.

20-May-1799
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
WINCHESTER SATURDAY, May 18

 On Wednesday last died, at Nursted-House, near Petersfield, Miss Hugonin, youngest daughter of Colonel Hugonin, of the 4th Dragoons.


6-Jul-1799
Oxford Journal
COUNTRY FAIRS

 Wednesday, July 10 – Stokenchurch and Witney, Oxon; Buckingham and Iver, Bucks; Portsmouth, fourteen days, Petersfield, Ringwood, and Stockbridge, Hants; and Marlborough, Wilts.


23-Sep-1799
Salisbury & Winchester Journal

 A LIST of GAME CERTIFICATES issued in the County aforesaid, from the 1st of July to the 16th of September, 1799, inclusive, pursuant to the Acts of Parliament, granting a Duty of 3l. 3s. on each Certificate.

 Blunt, William    Petersfield
 Greetham, Charles  Petersfield
 Jackson, Rich. esq  Petersfield
 Jolliffe, Wm. esq.   Petersfield
 Meeres, John     Petersfield
 Whitcher, John    Petersfield


28-Oct-1799
Hampshire Chronicle
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
By Mr. COLLINS,

 On the Premises, on MONDAY the 28th of October, 1799, and the Three following days,
 ALL the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, about one hundred ounces of Plate, Linen, Glass, and Earthen-ware, choice Wines and Spirits, four neat Post Chaises, seven Fish Carts, twenty Post Horses and Harness, seven large Shoots, and other effects of Mr. Hugh Eames, at the White Hart Inn, at Petersfield, quitting the public line of business.
 The Household Furniture, comprises handsome four post and field bedsteads, with mahogany feet pillars, and printed cotton, dimity, and other furnitures, with window curtains to correspond; fine bordered goose and other feather beds, hair and wool mattresses, blankets, quilts, and counterpanes, mahogany dining, card, pillow, and night tables, chests of drawers, bason stands, mahogany painted, and stained chairs, capital pier and dressing glasses, Bath and other stoves, Wilton and Kidderminster carpets, an eight day dial, a large wind-up kitchen range, smoke jack, cooking furnace with partition, and the usual kitchen requisites, with numerous other articles.
 The sale of which will begin each day at eleven o’clock
 N.B. The post chaises, fish carts, horse, harness, wines and spirits will be sold on Thursday’s sale.


16-Dec-1799
Hampshire Chronicle
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
By Mr. CHITTY,

 On WEDNESDAY, 12th Day of February next, 1800, at Two o’clock in the Afternoon, at the George Inn, at Petersfield, in the County of Hants,
 A VALUABLE and DESIRABLE COPYHOLD ESTATE, situated in a pleasant and healthy spot, in two Lots, viz.—
 Lot 1.—Consists of Two Farm Houses, with Barns, Stables, and other Buildings, in good repair, within three miles of Petersfield, and nine of Alton, and adjoining the Turnpike road, leading therefrom, with about 149 Acres, more or less, of arable Meadow and Wood Land, situate at Week Green, in the parish of Froxfield, now in the occupation of Mr. William Parr, tenant at will, at the low clear rent of sixty pounds per annum.
 Lot 2.—Consists of a Barn, with about 30 Acres, more or less, of Arable, Meadow, and Hop Land, situate at Oakshot, in the parish of Froxfield, now in the occupation of Mr. Peter Hedger, also tenant at will, at the clear rent of Twenty-three Pounds per annum.
 The above Lots are Copyhold of Inheritance, held under the Bishop of Winchester, within the Manor of Eastmeon, late the property of Mr. William Baker, deceased, and nearly equal in value to Freehold. Has an unlimited right to Common, on Froxfield Barnet, for sheep and other cattle. The Timber to be taken at a Valuation.
 May be viewed, by applying to the Tenants, and farther particulars may be had of the Auctioneer; of Mr. Richard Baker, at Ashford; or of Mr. ANDREWS, Attorney at Law, at Petersfield aforesaid.
 N.B. The Conditions will be produced at the time of Sale.