Dublin Chronicle -- 1770-1793

Dublin Chronicle -- 1770-1771 (printed by Messrs Stewart, Douglas, and Spotwood, in College-green); 1787-1793 (printed by William Sleater No 28 Dame-street); 1793-1794 (printed by Thomas Bryne at 36 Anglesea-street)

1770, 24th-27th March

DEATH: In Goat-alley Mr. Murphy, Carver and Gilder.


1771, 16th-18th April

DEATH: A few days ago, Thomas Cranfield, son of Richard Cranfield of Church-lane Carver.


1771, 8th-10th August

DEATH: Robert Healy, Limner; a young gentleman of such uncommon taste and abilities in his profession, that the loses cannot be too much lamented by all the lovers of painting.


1788, 8th May

MARRIAGE: Mr. William Semple, an eminent Builder and Timber Merchant of Abbey-street, to the accomplished Miss Darling of North-Strand.


1788, 12th May

DEATH: On the Ranelagh-road, Mr. George Grant formerly and eminent Cabinetmaker of Aungier-street.


1788, 12th June

DEATH: On Temple-bar, Mr. Anthony Bate, an eminent Watchmaker.


1788, 19th June

DEATH: At Drumcondra, aged 88, Mr Robert Holmes, formerly an eminent Watchmaker in Castle-street.


1788, 16th August

DEATH: In Kevin-street, Mr Henry Lynam, Stonecutter; His remains were attended by a numerous body of Freemasons, in their proper habiments, who were accompanied by one of the regimental bands.


1787, 9th October

DEATH: This morning, a Paper-Stainer, in the employment of Mr. [Michael] Boylan of Grafton-street, fell into and apoplectic fit at the at the door house in which he lodged in Great George's-street -- Doctor Cleghorn and some other gentlemen of the faculty have humanely attended, used every possible means to restore him to life, but unhappily without effect.


1787, 29th January

DEATH: The death of Mr. [Peter] De Gree, the basso relievo painter, threatens to deprive the new presence chamber in the Castle of part of its intended ornaments. Of the four figures of the seasons which he sketched out, by order of his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, he only finished Autumn. But even this piece is highly valuable, from the consideration, that there is no other artist in the British dominion whose abilities can equal that young man, who to all appearance, started his figures from the canvas, in such a manner as to create a relief almost unknown before his time to the operation of the pencil.


1788, 11th September

DEATH: Captain Phillip Roche, a gentleman of good family, accepted a commission from James II, and, by being included in the Articles of Limerick, but taking some disgust he quitted France, and visited a great part of the continent. After some years he returned to Ireland, and being incapacited as a Roman Catholic from seeking a military or civil appointment, he turned his attention to trade, at the instance of his brother-in-law Thomas Woulfe, who soon after figures as the most eminent merchant in this city.
Captain Roche had, by some means, acquired on the continent a considerable insight into the mystery of making flint glass, and conceived it might be advantageously pursued here. He made the attempt, and succeeded to his wish; his first essay was on a small scale, but he projected extensive and convenient works in Mary's-lane. In erecting them he met with much disappointment, they twice fell to the ground when nearly completed, and in the latter accident he was buried in the ruins as he was pointing to a defect in the upper work; the circumstances luckily saved his life, for the tip of his cane appeared through the rubbish, he was speedily freed. His persevering spirit was not to be subdued, he set forward his works for the third time in the form of a cone, which remained unimpaired until very lately pulled down.. The warehouse and offices which still remain proved the capaciousness of his ideas.
Captain Roche lived to enjoy the fruits of his spirited exertion; he died rich and still more beloved and regretted; he bequeathed legacies to everyone of his customers, who indeed, were mostly hawkers, for the poverty of the country threw this branch into the hands of itinerant traders. A considerable share of his fortune devolved to his brother-in-law, who endeavoured to fulfil the trust imposed upon him a securing a perpetuity of relief for the poor widow, imprudently purchased long and valuable leases in trust, but being a Papist, the severity of the Penal Laws transferred to a Protestant discoverer what was intended for the relief of indigent and helpless old age. Mr. Fitzsimmons succeeded to the business which he carried on with reputation; to his son it dissolved, but proving injurious to his health, it declined in his lands, and at length he discontinued to work and simply became an importer of English glass.


1789, 4th August

MARRIAGE: Mungo Sherwood of Great Britain-street, Upholder, to Miss Mountgrarret of Mary's-abbey,


1789, 17th November

DEATH: In Prussia-street, Mr. William Blenkinsop, Stonecutter.


1791, 10th February

DEATH: We are sorry to announce to the public the death of the rising genius, Mr. J[ohn] Mannin, Engraver, who might, with prosperity, be styled the Bartolozzi of Ireland, as some of his plates even vie with the work of that celebrated artist, which make his death, a severe loss to the new rising prosperity of that art in this kingdom.


1791, 29th March

DEATH: In Stephen-street, Mr. [John] Le Grue, Carver and Gilder.


1791, 30th April

It is intended by the affectionate widow of the late Mr. Sylvester, to erect an handsome monument over his remains in this country, with a proper epitaph of his extraordinary merit. Fifty guineas have been already bid, for his unexampled figure of Baron Trench, and refused.


1791, 20th September

Anne Robbins (Widow of the late Edward Robbins) Stucco Plasterer and Painter, returns her sincere thanks to the nobility, gentry, and her friends in particular, for their kind encouragement since her late husbands decease. She humbly begs to recommend to their protection her son Edward Robbins, to whom she had given up the business, who having served a regular apprenticeship to this late father, and conducts business with him a considerable time before his death-ahs the most flattering hopes of this meeting with that support which has been so liberally bestowed for upwards of twenty years on his family
22 Stephen-green September 20th 1791.


1792, 6th November

DEATH: Mrs Getty, wife of Mr. John Getty of Belfast, Cabinetmaker.


1793, 4th August

MARRIAGE: Mr. Owen Rogers of Angelsea-street, to Miss Salmon, niece of Mr. William Salmon of said street; Mr. Thomas Darley of Golden-lane to Miss Catherine McDonnell of Cook-street.

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