Belfast Commercial Chronicle - Saturday, 2 March 1805


Lately, at Crevagh-lane, Limerick, Thomas Kelly, aged eighty-nine, to Bridget Maddison, aged fourteen years!!!

The nuptials between Lord Ormond and Miss Clarke have at length been celebrated. -- The amiable bride, besides an estate of 18,000/. per annum, posses 80,000/. in ready cash.


On the 26th ult. in the 35th year of his age, Mr. Samuel Carson of this town, Merchant, who was a real friend, an honest man, and sincerely regretted by his friends and a numerous acquaintance.

At the Hot Wells, Bristol, James Hamilton, Esq., son and heir of John Hamilton, of Brownhall, in the county of Donegall.



WANTED, a Man of sober good Character, and a good Workman, will have constant employment; apply to WM. NEWSAM. Belfast, Feb. 26.



William Sinclaire, Merchant, Plaintiff. William Chambers, of Belfast, dealer, Defendant.

TO be SOLD by the Sheriff of the County of Antrim, on Tuesday the 12th Day of March next, at noon, at the House of WM. JAMESON, North-street, Belfast, by virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias in this Cause, marked 313/. 4s. 4d. all the Right and Title of the Defendant in and to a substantial Tenement, situate in the Fore Plantation, Belfast, held for the Term of 69 Years from May 1792, subject to the yearly Rent of 3/. Sterling -- Dated 25th Feb. 1805.





On Monday, the 1st Day of April next; and Possession given on 1st May following, if not sooner disposed of by private Contract.

THAT commodious and well established INN, situate in English-street, Downpatrick, known by the name of THE PRICE'S ARMS; together with a 4-Acre Field immediately adjoining the Town, held by Lease under FRANCIS SAVAGE, Esq. for three Lives, two of which are still in being, at the yearly Rent of 52/.. 2s. 2½d. The House and Offices are in good repair; there is a large and well-enclosed Yard, with great sufficiency of Stabling, excellently lofted. Also will be sold, whatever stock of Hay may be on hand, the Horses and two Post-Chaisers, with a great varIety of Household furniture.

Proposals, in writing (post-paid) will be received by Mr. THOMAS NEVIN and Mr. HUGH STRAIN, Downpatrick; or Mrs. LAW, on the Premises.

Downpatrick, Feb. 16.



The Courier, John Greg, Master, sailed for Bristol on Friday with a fair wind.


Lady Mount Stewart, from Whitehaven, Coals.
The Betsey, and the Success, from Irvine, Coals.
Two Friends, from New-York, with 743 hogsheads Flaxseed, 204 barrels Ashes, 70 bales Cotton-wool, 229 barrels Rosin, 15,500 Staves.
Friendship, from Maryport, Coals.
James, from Irvine, Coals.


Kitty, for Ulverstone, Ballast.
Helena, for Workington, Ballast.
Lady Mount Stewart, for Bangor, Ballast.
Betsey, for Bangor, Ballast.
Fairly, for Sligo, with bleaching Salt, Vitriol, Soap, Glass, Grates, Barilla, American Ashes.



THAT HOUSE and GARDEN, adjoining Malone Turnpike, lately occupied by JOHN M'CLENAGHEN. Immediate Possession can be given. Apply to SAM. GIBSON.

Belfast, Feb. 28.




At the stores of JOHN GRAHAM & Co. Ann-street,
On Tuesday next, the 5th inst. at One o'Clock,
TWENTY-THREE BAGS GINGER, partly damaged on board the Barbara and Isabella, CAPTAIN BIRD, on her Voyage from Jamaica to this Port.

Belfast, March 2.



PROPOSALS fro building a METHODIST CHAPEL will be recieved by SAMPSON CLARK, No.53, Castle-street, any time prior to the 12th Inst. who will also shew the PLAN to any Person willing to engage in the above work.

All the Materials wil be furnished (except Mortar Boxes and Scaffolding) on Security be given by the Contractor.

Belfast, March 8.



A HANDSOME POST-CHAISE, at ATKIN'S, Coach, Sign, and House-Painter, CARRIAGE REPOSITORY, Princess-street, Belfast.


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Belfast Commercial Chronicle - Monday, 4 March 1805


On Monday last, Mr. John Sharp, Merchant, Colerain, to the agreeable Miss Eliza Scott of same place.


A new Colony is about to be founded in the Eastern Hemisphere. We learn, by the last letters from Botany Bay, that a number of settlers and convicts had been removed from that parent colony, and Norfolk Island, to a new settlement, established in an advantageous situation called Port Dalrymple, on Van Diemen's Land, to the south of Bass's Straits. This third establishment in the East, founded in consequence of positive instructions from the Government, was deemed of such importance, that Mr. Patterson, the Deputy Governor of Sydney, removed to Port Dalrymple, for the purpose of superintending it.




A CONSIDERABLE Quantity, of a SUPERIOR QUALITY, at 5s. 5d. per 112lbs.

Belfast, March 2.



HAS just received for Sale the following Articles, which he will sell on moderate terms:

CANVAS, for Window-Blinds.
HAIR WEB, for Chairs.
LINENS of almost every Description.



JAMES BRADFORD has just received, per the Nightingale, Captain Bowen, from Newport, a Cargo of WELSH SLATES of an excellent Quality, which will be Sold out of the Vessel, at the Quay, on reasonable Terms, for Ready Money.

Store-lane, Belfast, March 2.



To be Sold by Auction, at the Donegall Arms, Belfast, on Friday the 15th March next, at One o'Clock, and Possession given on the 1st May next.

THE LEASE of the HOUSE and DEMESNE of PINE HILL, in the County of Down, within fives Miles of Belfast, and three of Lisburn, containing 33A. 2R. 32P. Cunningham measure, held for one very good life and a few years. The House and Offices are in thorough repair, and the Graden and Lands in the highest order, having been lately manured at a considerable expence. The Deeds, and aMap of the concern, are in the hands of P.CONNOR, N. P. Belfast; and further particulars may be known, by applying to Mr. SMYTH on the Premises.

Pine Hill, Feb. 23.



Dispatch, Dobbin, arrived here yesterday, and loads for Dublin.
The Hawk, Capt. Downie, is loading at Dublin, for Belfast.
Arrived safe in the Downs from hence with convoy, the Factor, Conway, 23d ult.; The Fame, Smith, 25th ult.
The St. Patrick, Captain Campbell, arrived safe in the Downs from Scilly, the 23d February, under convoy of the Helena.
The Eagle, Captain Dillon, and Jane, Captain M'Donnell, arrived safe in the Downs, 26th February, under convoy of the Argus.
The Hibernia, Montgomery, from hence for London, is in the Roads, ready to sail the first fair Wind, under convoy of the Rosario.


Swallow, from Greenock, with caols, coperas, cotton-yarn, black soap, haberdashery, sugar, and spades.
James, from Irvines; coals.
Rose, from Marypost; coals.
Bellona, from Oporto, with wine, corkwood, lemons and oranges.


Jenny, for Larne, brilliant; and Rose, for Carrickfergus, coals.


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Belfast Commercial Chronicle - Wednesday, 6 March 1805


A few days ago, at Ballygowan, county Down, Robert Rolle Reid, Esq.

On the 26th ult. at his house in Killead, Mr. Samuel MacMaster, aged 83 years. He was an affectionate husband, a good father, an honest man, and a good christian; his memory will be long respected by all who knew him.

In London, at the house of his son, in Percy-street, in the 76th year of his age, Dr. William Buchan, the celebrated author of :The Domestic Medicine," &c.

Lately at his house in Queen-street, Edinburgh, Sir James Stirling, Bart. formerly Lord Provost of that city.

Mr. Archibald Grant, eldest son of Sir Archibald Grant, of Monymusk, Bart. He was one of the unfortunate passengers who perished in the Abergavenny.

In America, in April last, James Thomas, in the 130th year of his age. He lived very temperately, and to the last year of his existence could read without spectacles.




A PARCEL of BLACK SOAP, from one of the first Manufacturing Houses in Paisley.

He has just now a supply of COD LIVER OIL, form the London and Greenock Markets; the former has been well approved, and will be found superior to what is commonly used here. He daily expects the arrival of about 30 Tons of CHEPSTOW OAK BARK.

He will dispose of the above goods on very reasonable terms for good payments.

Belfast, March 4.



JAMES T. KENNEDY & CO. have for sale, a parcel of the first quality, in Pockets; also, a large stock of
imported by themselves direct from Oporto and will be sold as cheap as any of equal quality in this Market. The are also well supplied with Red Spanish Wines, Claret, Sherry, Lisbon, and Tenerife, in wood and bottle, which, with best Jamaica Rum, Brandy, Dublin and Belfast Whiskey, will be sold on the lowest Terms.




WILLIAM SEED and ROBERT BAILIE will Sell by Auction, at their Stores, Weigh-house-lane, on Friday next the 8th March instant, precidsely at One o'Clock, 100 MATTS ALICANT BARILLA ASHES. -- Terms at Sale.

March 1.



JAMES BRADFORD has just received, per the Nightingale, Captain Bowen, from Newport, a Cargo of WELSH SLATES of an excellent Quality, which will be Sold out of the Vessel, at the Quay, on reasonable Terms, for Ready Money.

Store-lane, Belfast, March 2.




THE NEW ROPEWALK COMPANY have on Sale a large Quantity of Clean, Outshot, and codills HEMP, with a variety of Oils, Colours, and Ship-Chandlery Articles.

No. 5, Chichester-quay, Belfast.

N.N. Cables, Hawsers, Sails, and Furnace Bottoms, made, as usual, at the shortest Notice.

An Apprentice wanted for the Office, a Fee wil be expected.



The Insurance Companies in this city have come to the conclusion jointly to fit out the brig Ann Maria, Captain Coffin, with men, provisions, and other necessaries, to cruize off the coast for the purposes of aiding our merchantmen into port, and to succour the distressed whenever they may be found.


We are happy to find a Subscription is about to be entered into for the purpose of ornamenting with cut stone the intended Bridge, over the Black-staff river, on the new line of road from Malone Turnpike into Arthur-street; and have no doubt but that public spirit which the inhabitants of this town and neighbourhood are so much distinguished for, will be fully evinced on this occasion; particularly as it must so much tend to the embellishment of the principal entrance to the town.


On Friday morning, a man named Murray Lowry was found dead at the side of a ditch, on the road between Ballywalter and Ballyobigan. -- It is supposed he perished through the inclemency of the weather.


The fleet which sailed from Cork on the 27th January, under convoy of the Proselyte frigate and Elk brig of war, for the West Indies, were all well on the 8th of February, in lat. 37, lon. 17 West. 129 sail in company.


The recent aggression of certain nocturnal revellers in Mill-street, who wantonly destroyed the lamps that are lighted up only for the convenience and safety of the inhabitants of the town, yesterday morning, will probably become the subject of legal prosecution, as our vigilant and offended Magistrates are making every effort to discover those gentlemen who have so far lost sight of decorum as to violate the public tranquility, at an hour devoted to rest and peace.


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Belfast Commercial Chronicle - Saturday, 9 March 1805


On Tuesday last, of a few days illness, at Antrim Castle, the Right Hon. Clotworthy, Earl of Masareene [sic], aged 62 years, a Nobleman possessed of many great and good qualities; among others he was a good landlord, a kind master, and a sincere friend, than whom no man was more attached to is King and Country, which he strongly evinced when he, at the head of his own Yeomanry corps, defended the town of Antrim on the memorable 7th day of June, 1798, against several thousand Rebels.

Lately, of a wound he received in cutting a French prize out of harbour, in the East Indies, Mr. Z. Betty, son of the late Apothecary General to the forces in the West Indies and first cousin to the Young Roscius.

At his house, near Bray, Clotworthy Rowley, Esq. a gentleman regretted for his excellent character and aimable qualities, he was one of the commissioners for compensation, and for upwards of 50 years M.P. for Downpatrick.

At his house, at Lilliput, on Sunday last, Mr. Henry Welsh, at the 58th year of his age, formerly a merchant in this town.

On the 21st ult. Mrs. Hood, of Rescum, near Loughbrickland.



HOUSE and DEMESNE of HARRYMOUNT to be Let, for such Term of Years of Lives as may be agreed on, from 25th of March, and immediate Possession given. The House being roomy, and beautifully situated, could be made most comfortable, with little expense. The Demesne consists of 60 Acres and upwards, Irish Plantation Measure, of good Arable Ground, exclusive of a large quantity of excellent Turf-Bog, within a few Fields of the HOuse. It is situated within a short distance of Lurgan, Warringstown, and Magheralin, in a highly improved Country. -- Proposals in writing will be recieved by HENRY PORTER, Esq., Mallow, or THOMAS DICKSON, Esq. Portadown.

March 2.




BEGS leave to inform the LADIES and GENTLEMEN of the Town of Belfast, and its Vicinity, that he has lately removed to No. 34, Castle-street, where he has fitted up an Apartment for the accommodation of his Friends, who wish to employ him in the Line of his Professin, and he will attend each Day from 12 to 2 o'Clock for this purpose.

Ladies' Head Dresses, and Gentlemen's Perukes made in the newest Fashion, and shortest notice, and he has laid in a General supply of Perfumery of the best kinds, which he is determined to dispose of on the most reasonable Terms.

March 4.



The Spanish brig Estrella Divina, from Vera Cruz to Barcelona, with 268,930 dollars, and a valuable cargo, was taken 8th ult. by the Endeavour, M'Millan, Liverpool, and since taken possession of by the Egyptienne frigate, who took out the specie, and is arrived at Falmouth.

A very valuable Spanish ship, from the River Plate, was taken by a Jersey privateer, re-taken by the General Perignon French privaterr, since taken again by the Nautilus sloop, and arrived at Plymouth 23d ult.

The Spanish ship America, alias El Yiedo, from the Havannah, is taken by the Diana privateer of Jersey, and arrived at Plymouth.

A valuable Spanish ship, called El Metis, prize to the Tribune frigate, arrived Portsmouth 26th ult.

The Thetis, Ormiston, laden with coals, taken by the Prosper privateer of Boulogne, was lost near Calais 3d ult. crew saved.

The Janus, Waterman, from Turk's Island to Virginia, was abandoned at sea by the crew.

The Cecilia, Brown, from Dublin to New-York, was spoke with 23d January, in lat. 39 long.62, and the Favourite, -------, from London to New-York, in lat.42. long.56. on 26th January, by the Tor Abbey, Touzel, arrived at Guernsey, from Virginia.

The Diana, ------, from New-York, is lost in Honduras.

The Margaret, M'Kaun, from Lisbon to New-York, was driven on shore near New-York 20th January.

The Sea Flower, Staples, from St. Domingo to Bolton, was taken 28th December by A French privateer.

The Cato, Updehl, from Jamaica to New-York, was lost 16th January on Long Island.

The Polly and Peggy, Beale, from Antigua to Virginia, was lost 20th December.

The Alert, ----------, from Nantz to Boston, was lost near Boston, 24th December.

The Salsbury, Swain, from the Havannah and New-Providence to Liverpool, was wrecked off Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, and totally lost, with nine of the crew, on the 30th January, part of the cargo saved.

The Mary, Tedbull, sailed from Mew-Orleans on the 8th Oct. last, bound to Liverpool, and has not since been heard of.

The General Angereau French privateer, mounting fourteen 12-pounders and 87 men on board, was taken 13th ult. in latt.45. long.5. by the Topaze frigate; sha had been out seven weeks, and made no prizes.

The Aurora, Bleer, from Lisbon to Cherbourg, is detained by the Caroline privateer of Whitehaven, and sent into that port;the same privateer has detained the Hooende, Zieman, from Lisbon, and sent her into Kinsale.

The Britannia, Peters, from Waterford to Liverpool, is stranded near Holyhead.

Te Spanish Brigs Santissma Trinidad, from the Havannah to Barcelona, and the Maraquiter, from Cuba to Corunta, put into Bermuda the 12th January.

The Mars, Hughes, from Cork to Philadelphia, was deserted on 8th Jan. in lat.37. 51. long.56. by the captain and crew, who arrived at New-York, on 1st Feb. in the Guardian from Dublin.

The Geotye, Wyatt, from Bristol to London, has been taken and carried into Boulogne, where her cargo was discjHarged, and since retaken on her passage from thence to Calais, and carried into Dover 20th ult.

A large ship from the Coast of Africa, arrived in the river Plate, on the 28th of November, supposed to be the Brooks, of Liverpool.

The Ruth, Warden, from Newfoundland to Clyde, having lost her rudder, and making much water, gave themselves up, on the 27th Jan. to the Braave, French privateer, in lat.49.3. and 22.3. lon. On the 8th inst. she was recaptured by the Janvrin privateer of Guernsey, Naftel, who remained four days by her, and succeeded to fix a temporary rudder, and sent her for Guernsey, where she arrived 21st ult.


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Belfast Commercial Chronicle - Monday, 11 March 1805


The 6th inst. at O'Hara Brook, James Greer, Esq. of Ballynewry, county of Armagh, to Miss O'Hara, daughter of Henry O'Hara, Esq.



INFORMS his Friends, that he is now enabled to forward LINEN CLOTH and other Goods, without a risk of disappointment. He is licenced to conduct AUCTIONS, and Act as a NOTARY PUBLIC, in which he hopes his conduct has been satisfactory. HIs Stores are open for the reception of Goods, which he will sell either publicly or privately. He will pay particular Attention to Instructions, and charge moderately.

Belfast, Feb. 18.

An Apprentice wanted.



INFORMS his FRIENDS, he is, as usual, supplied with Sound WATCHES and CLOCKS, warranted.

Likewise, that he has this day received, from the first Manufacturing Houses in Dublin, a large Quantity of the most fashionable ROOM PAPERS, consisting of Trellas, Full Sattin, Half Ditto, and Common Papers, with suitable BORDERINGS, &C. all of which he is enabled to dispose of on the most reasonable Terms.

Belfast, March 7.



A COLOURED MAN, who is a Native of Jamaica. He can attend Table, dress Hair, and understands the Management of Horse and Carriages.

For further particulars apply to JAMES ROBINSON, No. 15, Hanover-quay.

Belfast, March 8.


In the matter of JOHN DAVIDSON, a Bankrupt.

THE ASSIGNEES to the Commission of Bankruptcy awarded and issued against said Bankrupt, will, on Monday the 1st day of April next, begin to sell by Auction, the SHOP GOODS belonging to said Bankrupt, on the Premises, consisting of a great Variety of


Also, the Household Furniture, Farming Utensils, &c. &c. -- and on Monday the 8th April will be set up for sale, at same place, the following Concerns, the property of said Bankrupt, viz.

No. I. -- The Lease of the valuable Concern in Bridge-street, at present occupied by said Bankrupt, held by Lease, 41 years from November 1781, at the small yearly rent of 23/.

No. II. -- Lease of a good substantial new House, three stories high, in Graham's Entry, the second House from Rosemary-lane, well adapted for any public business, held by Lease, 51 years from 1792, yearly rent 5/.

No. III. -- Lease of a Farm in Ballyrushboy, for three lives, all in being, containing 6 acres, 2 roods, and 10 perches, yearly rent 15/. 15s.

No. IV. -- Lease of a Piece of Land adjoining No.3, containing 3 acres, 3 roods, and 30 perches, held by Lease as No. 3, on which is erected a Cabin; the Land is in very fine heart, yearly rent 11/. 4s 6d.

No. V. -- Lease of an Orchard, two Houses, and a Field, in Mount Pottinger, containing 1 acre, 1 rood, for 41 years, or three Lives from 1st May 1784, yearly rent 8/. leased for 21 years from November 1799, at 20/. per annum.

No. VI. -- Lease of a House and Field in Ballymacarret, end of the Long Bridge, held in perpetuity, containing 3 roods 36 perches, yearly rent 3/. 6s. 6d.

Terms declared at time of Sale.

N.B. The Assignees have to request, that all those indebted to the estate of said Bankrupt, and also to the estate of DAVIDSON and PATRICK, may immediately pay their respective Debts to WILLIAM DAVIDSON, who is empowered to receive the same and to give receipts. Those who do not comply with this request, will be prosecuted for recovery of these Debts.





THAT HOUSE, No. 45, Donegall-street, at present occupied by RICARD DOBBS, Esq.:-- or, if more agreeable to the Tenant, the LEASE of it will be Sold, subject to a Rent of Thirty-one Pounds a Year. -- Apply at the Post-Office.

The Situation is one of the most pleasant and healthful in the Town, and there is an Entrance to the Rear from Church-street.



PORTSMOUTH, MARCH 4, -- Sailed the Tribune, to cruize off Cherburg. Previous to her sailing, 130,000 dollars were shared to the officers and crew on the capstan head. Each man received 125 as his proportion.

PLYMOUTH, MARCH 3. -- A prize to the Veteran, of 64 guns, Captain Newman, arrived at Torbay two days since. She brings an account of the squadron which escaped from Rochefort having got into Ferrol to join the Dutch, Spanish, and French squadrons there; and that the five sail of the line, detached from the Channel fleet, of which the Veteran was one, had joined Admiral Cochrane's squadron on that station.



A very remarkable circumstance occurred last week in Dean-street. -- Mr. Moser, a reputable tradesman, had been for some time indisposed, and, at his request, Mr. Jackson, his partner, was sent for, who had been in the country on business. The day the latter arrived in town, his friend was found dead in his bed, and Mr. Jackson had scarcely entered the house, when he dropped down and expired instantly. They were both young men of temperate habits and excellent characters.

A singular instance of good fortune occurred in the case of Mr. Carr, Distiller and Brewer, of Montrath, in the Queen's County. -- He came to town on Thursday, and ensured his Distillery and Brewery last Friday, 1st of March, at the Globe Insurance Office, for 10,500/. and on Tuesday he received an account of a most alarming fire on the premises -- he ran directly to the Globe Offices, much agitated at so unexpected a circumstance, where he was desired to go directly to the country, and ascertain the damage done.


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Belfast Commercial Chronicle - 13 March 1805


On Monday morning, Mr. James Carson, Jun. of Ann-street. His remains were this morning escorted to Newtownbreda by the Belfast Merchants' Corps (of which he was a member), accompanied by the Belfast Volunteer Company, and interred with military honours.

On Friday last, at Ballyclare, Mr. Paul Douglass.

After a short sickness, at Rock-Lodge, where she was on a visit, on the 4th instant, in the 71st year of her age, Mrs. Jane Hood, widow of the late Mr. William Hood, of Newtown-Stewart, and formerly relict of the Rev. Robert Peebles, of Cuckold-hill. -- The various offices of daughter, wife, mother, widow, and friend, were discharged by her in a truly christian and exemplary manner.

At Bath, on Tuesday se'night, Governor Pownall, in the 85th year of his ages. He left directions to be buried in Walcot Church, and that he might be laid in an oaken coffin, without ornament or inscription; that eight men should carry him to the grave, without any pall, and that a new suit of clothes should be given to them, of any colour they might choose. He was to be attended only by his housekeeper and man-servant. His body has been opened, and it was ascertained that his death was not from decay of the system, but that a gangerine had formed about the heart, which had stopped the circulation.




THAT HOUSE, No.45, Donegall-street, at present occupied by RICHARD DOBBS, Esq.:-- or, if more agreeable to the Tenant, the LEASE of it will be Sold, subject to a Rent of Thirty-one Pounds a Year. -- Apply at the Post-Office.

The Situation is one of the most pleasant and healthful in the Town, and there is an Entrance to the Rear from Church-street.



On the Premises, on Tuesday the 2d Day of April next, at 12 o'clock,

A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY VILLA, situate One Mile and a Half from BELFAST, in the Townland of BALLYNAFOY (County Down); commands a very extensive View of the Town and Harbour of Belfast, and the adjacent Country. The HOUSE is large and roomy, is newly built, and of the very best materials. The GARDENS are fully stocked with Fruit-Trees, Plants, Shrubs, and Flowers of the best kinds, has complete Melon and Cucumber Yard. The Land consists of Six Irish Acres, all of which is Meadow, in very high Condition, and planted with Clumbs of Forest-Trees and Hedge-rows.

For Particulars apply to the Proprietor in Belfast.


Belfast, March 9.


PLYMOUTH, MARCH 3. -- Last Monday a Court Martial was held on board the fleet at Torbay, on Captain BLIGH, of the Warrior, of 74 guns, on charges preferred against him by one of his Lieutenants (who was tried some time since for disobedience of orders, and acquitted). After a trial, which lasted the whole of the day, Captain B. was reprimanded, with an admonition from the President in Court, and restored to the command of the Warrior.

D. Campbell, a seaman of the Tribune, at Portsmouth, was tried by a Court Martial, on Wednesday, for desertion, and sentenced to receive 150 lashes. As the crime for which he stood charged with upon the books of the ship precluded him from the benefit of prize-money, the ship's company, on receiving a share arising from their late success, gave him, each man, a dollar, and the midshipmen, 5 dollars each. This act is characteristic of British seamen, and evinces the general good conduct of the man.



The Lively, of Jersey, arrived at Portsmouth yesterday, from the Mediterranean, reports that the Arrow Sloop of War, with a Bomb and about 25 sail of Vessels out of 30, under their convoy, from Malta, are captured of Toulon by two French Frigates.

The Margaretta Dorothes, -----------, from Rochelle to Embden, is detained by the Favourite Sloop, and sent into Portsmouth.

The St. Anna, alias Notres Hermanos, from Vera Cruz to Cadiz, with 20,000 Dollars, and a valuable Cargo, is taken by the Lady Frances Privateer, of Liverpool, and arrived at that port.

The Spanish ship Pastora, from the Havannah, is taken by the Pallas Frigate, and the Spanish Letter of Marque, El Grauoz, of 4 guns and 29 men, from St. Andero, is taken by the Veteran M. W. and both arrived at Plymouth.

The Vrow Catherina, Floor, and the Ferdinand, Finch, both from Bayonne to Embden, are detained by the Cruizer Brig, and sent into Yarmouth.

The Harmony, Ley, from Bristol to Portsmouth, which was on shore on the Isle of wight, is got off, and put into Cowes, with loss of rudder, ancor, cable, &c.

The Aurora, Donald, from St. Kitt's; the Hardware, Maclock (?), from N. York; teh Orwell, Parr, and the Britannia, Burn, which were on shore near Liverpool, are got off.

The Caminhando Portuguese brig, of about 120 tons burthen, laden with wine and fruit, was totally wrecked on the 1st inst. near Barmouth; about 90 pipes of wine saved.

The Helena, Spurs, from Quebec to Newcastle, which was stranded near Hartlepool, is got off, and carried into Hartlepool harbour.

The William, Holmes, from Limerick to London, has put into Rutland (North of Ireland) in great distress, and must unload to repair.

The Suphy, M'Vicar, from Liverpool to Halifax, was spoke with the latter end of January, at the entrance of the Cut of Canso, much damaged in her sails, &c., and then 80 days out.

The King George, Caffray, from Whitehaven to Jamaica, has put into Liverpool with loss of anchors and cables.

The Mary, Rodgers, from Greenock to Virginia, was spoken with 18th January, in lat. 39. 46. long. 65. 12. by the Crom, Parker, from Havannah; the Mary had her bulwarks and long boat carried away, and was in want of water and provisions.




SAMUEL BROWN will Let or Dispose of the Lease of the HOUSE he at present occupies, No. 9, South-Parade, 84 Years of which are yet unexpired.

Permission can be given 1st May next.

Belfast, March 13.



The William. M'Crea, Lagan, M'Connell, and Mary, Foster, are in the roads, ready to sail first fair wind for London, under convoy of the Rosario.

The Ceres, Martin, for Liverpool, is detained by contrary winds.

The Draper, Taylor, arrived from London on Monday, after a short passage from the Downes.


Neptune, from Liverpool; sugar, cotton yarn, rod-iron, tobacco, earthenware, hardware, wollen, coals, mustard, and indigo.

Susannah, form Bristol, with lead, rod-iron, glass bottles, pints, and pig-iron.

Draper, from London, with sugar, seeds, trees, furniture, tea, spices, gunpowder, drugs, salt-petre, lime-juice, paint, and pepper.

Queen Charlotte, from Workington, coals.

Isabella and Mary, from Irvine, coals.


Nightingale, for Cardigan, ballast.

Mary, for Carrickfergus, ballast.


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