Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Thursday News - Men, The Bad And The Good

4th January 1799
George ROSE left his Wife and Family about two Years Ago chargeable to the Parish of Billingborough in the county of Lincoln. He was born at Musson, Leicestershire, is about 44 years of age, Swarthy complexion, has a scar on the right side of his nose, thick lips, slim made, near-sighted, and wears spectacles; is about 5 foot 3 or 4 inches high; by profession a Rag-gatherer and Pattin maker. He has been a Soldier in the Cambridgeshire Regiment of Infantry, raised in the American War about the year 1776 or 1777, under command of General John PARLOW from which he obtained his discharge in the year 1783. Whoever will apprehend the aforesaid George ROSE lodge him in one of his Majesty´s Gaols and give Information immediately to the Overseers of Billingborough aforesaid, shall be hansomely rewarded for their Trouble.

25th October 1799

It is with great regret we have to record the death of that brave young officer, Captain SKYNNER, the eldest son of the Reverend Mr SKYNNER of Easton near this place. He commanded the ´La Lutine´ frigate of 32 guns, which was unfortunately wrecked off the coast of Holland in the night of the 9th instant, and all the crew perished, but one.

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