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Friday, 15. The Right Hon. the house of peers presented their address of thanks for his majesty’s speech.
The Upper House of Convocation met in the Chapter-house, and went in procession, with the advocates and proctors, to the west door of St. Paul’s, where they were met by the Lower House, and the gentlemen of the choir; and being come into the stalls, the Litany was read in Latin by the bishop of Chichesler, the junior bishop; after which the Rev. Dr. Plumptree, archdeacon of Ely, preached the Latin sermon. The Rev. Dr. Denne, archdeacon of Rochester, was chosen prolocutor for the Lower House of Convocation. His grace the archbishop of Canterbury was not present, but had appointed the bishops of Oxford, Ely, Salisbury, Bangor, Norwich, and St. David’s, commissaries to represent him.
Came on to be argued in the court of King’s-bench, a question which had been long depending there, concerning the right of John Gibbon, of Abbotsbury, (who was one of the witnesses for Mary Squires upon her trial for the pretended robbery of Elizabeth Canning) to his action against Mr. Miles, and others, for falsely imprisoning him upon suspicion of perjury; when the court gave judgment in favour of Mr. Gibbon.
Monday, 18. The Hon. house of commons presented their humble address to the king.
Was tried at the bar of the court of King’s-bench, the long expected indictment against Edward Spelman, of High-House, in Norfolk, Esq; for a forgery pretended to have been committed by him in the year 1741, of a paper writing or defeazance, bearing date so long ago as the year 1709, with intent to defraudHugh Naish, the prosecutor, of 37,000land upwards; when, after a trial of about four hours, the defendant, without calling one witness, was acquitted on the prosecutor’s own evidence.
Marriages and Births
Nov. 15. Lord chancellor of Ireland, to lady dowager Ross
- Right Hon. William Pitt, Esq; paymaster of the forces, to lady Rachel Grenville, sister lo the earl Temple.
Philip Howard, of Colby Castle, in Cumberland, Esq; to Miss Withum, of Cliffe, in Yorkshire.
Mr. Abraham Gooding, of Hide-street, St. Giles’s, to Miss Polly Barbott, of
Bath, a 12.000I. fortune.
- Dr. Stonehouse of Northampton, to Miss Ekins, of Chester, in Northamptonshire.
Oct. 5. The dutchess of Savoy delivered of a prince, who was baptized the same day, by the name of Amadeus Alexander Marius, and has the title of dukeof Montserrat.
Nov. 1. The lady of lord visc. Middleton, delivered of a son and heir.
Nov. 16 Rev. Dr. Bullock, prebendary of Westminster, rector of Stretham in Surrey, and vicar of Christ Church in Newgate Street.
Nov. 20 Hon. Charles Russell, Esq. col. of a regiment of foot, now at Minorca.
Nov. 22 Rev. Mr. Nicholson, vicar of Sawbridgeworth and Matching, and lecturer of St. Sepulchre’s.
Plays and Entertainments acted at both THEATRES.
Oct. 31 Distress’d Mother, Queen Mab
Nov. 1 Macbeth, Ditto
Nov. 2 Macbeth, Devil to Pay
Nov. 4 Tamerlane, Queen Mab
Nov. 5 Drummer, Ditto
Nov. 6 Fair Penitent, Let Be
Nov. 7 Chances
Nov. 8 Ditto
Nov. 9 Drummer, Queen Mab
Nov. 11 Coriolanus
Nov. 12 Chances
Nov. 13 Coriolanus, Roman Triumph
Nov. 14 Chances
Nov. 15 Coriolanus, Roman Triumph
Nov. 16 Chances
Nov. 18 Coriolanus, Queen Mab
Nov. 19 Chances, by his Majesty’s command
Nov. 20 Coriolanus, Queen Mab
Nov. 21 Chances
Nov. 22 Much ado about Nothing, Chaplet
Nov. 23 Coriolanus, Fortunatus
Nov. 25 Distress’d Mother, Englishman in Paris
Nov. 26 Chances, Act. II, School of Anacreon
Nov. 27 Coriolanus, Fortunatus
Nov. 28 Chances, Act. II, School of Anacreon
Nov. 29 Coriolanus, Queen Mab
Oct. 31 Provok’d Husband, Double Dis.
Nov. 1 Constant Couple, Virgin Unmask’d
Nov. 2 Hamlet, Lying Valet
Nov. 4 Tamerlane, School-Boy
Nov. 5 Committee, Harlequin Skeleton
Nov. 6 Relapse, Ditto
Nov. 7 Phaedra and Hippolitus
Nov. 8 Ditto, Virgin Unmask’d
Nov. 9 Provok’d Husband, King and the Miss
Nov. 11 Beggar’s Opera, Harlequin Skeleton
Nov. 12 Old Batchelor, Englishman in Paris
Nov. 13 Constant Couples, Lying Valet
Nov. 14 Richard III, Harlequin Skeleton
Nov. 15 Othello, Contrivances
Nov. 16 Macbeth
Nov. 18 L’Arcadia in Brenta, an Ita. Burletta
Nov. 19 Nonjuror
Nov. 20 Romeo & Juliet, Virgin Unmask’d
Nov. 21 Suspicious Husband, Harlequin Skeleton
Nov. 22 L’Arcadia in Brenta
Nov. 23 Venice Preserv’d, School-Boy
Nov. 25 Way of the World, Harlequin Skeleton
Nov. 26 Venice Preserv’d, Italian Bagpiper
Nov. 27 Cato, Miss in her Teens
Nov. 28 Double Dealer, Harlequin Skeleton
Nov. 29 Relapse, Ditto