1st Week of October, 1754, from the London Magazine

1st Week of October, 1754, from the London Magazine

October 1754


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On Saturday, Sept. 28, a proclamation was published in the Gazette for the parliament to meet on Nov. 14, and to sit for the dispatch of business.

On the 30th, in the afternoon, four drays belonging to an eminent brew house, which were loaded with beer, each dray being drawn by four horses, were stopped at Islington Turnpike, having forfeited 5 l. each, according to the penalty of the late act of parliament for preserving publick roads, which took place Michaelmass Day; and notice being sent to the brew house, a person went from thence to the Turnpike, and was obliged to pay 20 l. to release the drays.

There are very few travelling waggons on the roads with broad wheels, most of them drawing four horses only, which they may do with the narrow wheels, as formerly; and carts may likewise go on the turnpike roads with narrow wheels, as formerly, if drawn but with three horses.

Marriages and Births

Sept. 24. Robert Phillips, Esq.; upwards of 80 years of age at Ewe-Withington, near Hereford, to Miss Anne Bowdler, almost as old, after a 60 years courtship.

Hon. William King, Esq. son of lord Kingston, to Miss Burroughs.

Oct. 3. John Rayner, Esq.; clerk to the skinners company, to Miss Collier.


Sept. 26. Sir Walter Montgomery, of Kirktournholm, Bart. in Scotland.

  1. Roger Wilbraham, Esq. at his seat at Townsend at Namptwich, Cheshire.

Oct. 1. Gent Unwin, Esq.; one of the directors of the Royal Exchange Assurance Office.

  1. Owen M’Swinney, Esq.; examiner of the office securities in the Custom-house, and store keeper at the King’s Mews.

3.  Rt. Hon. James earl of Northampton. He was summoned to parliament, Dec. 31, 1711, by the title of lord Compton, his father George earl of Northampton then living. His lordship is succeeded in the title of earl by his brother the Hon. George Compton, Esq; memb. of parl. for Northampton. The barony of Compton goes to lady Ferrers, the deceased, earl’s daughter, and lady of the Hon. George Townshend, Esq;

Barnaby Backwell, Esq; member of parliament for Bishop’s-Castle. His father died in July last. (See p. 333)

  1. Sir Jeremy Sambrooke, Bart.

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