Skip to main content
Hide Articles List

36 articles on this Page

100 YEARS_AG0. ,,

News
Cite
Share

100 YEARS_AG0. (Extracts from the "Chester Courant" of January 24. 1804). DIED. Sunday morning last, owing to having slept in a damp bed, Mr. John Taylor, of Great Boughton, near this city, gardener. On the 10th inst., aged 75, at his Rectory House, Malpas, in this county, the Rev Reginald Heber, of Marston Hall, in the county of York, and Hodnet Hall, in the county of Salop. On Friday, the 13th inst., at his mother's house in Denbigh, Arthur Bennet M-shem, Esq. lieut- enant in the Denbigh Foresters, commanded by Lord Viscount Kirkwall. Strict integrity and principle characterised the conduct of this worthy man throughout the whole course of his life: his heart glowed with every n.anlv and benevolent sentiment; and while he lived possessed the esteem, as he now does at nis death the deep and unfeigned regret of all who knew him. YEOMANRY REVIEW. On Saturday last Prince William of Gloucester reviewed the Earl d Other's Regiment of Yeomanry, commanded by Colonel Sir John Leicester, in Tablev P rk. he Prince, who had been spending some days at Tabley, appeared upon the giuuuu ui. 11 -'Vo iz amended by three aides-de-camp, and accompanied by Lord Stam- ford and Warrington, the Li n -int of the County, Lord Bulkeley, Lord Pe: rhyn. Col. Prince, and a numerous party of gentlem. riis Royal Highness was received with a general salute from the whole regiment, and then proceeded to the front of the line to present the standards, which were extremely beautiful, bearing, by the Prince of Wales's par- ticular permission, the Plume and Feathers, This eeremonv was most striking, and we have to regret we cannot in adequate turms do justice to the very elegant and impressive speech made oy His Royal Highness on the occasion. We have, however, a pride in saying it was most complimentary to the very spirited and active exertions of the Colonel, Sir John Leicester, and the patriotic endeavour of such a number of yeomen voluntarily giving up their time to enable themselves;, should occasion offer, to stand forth with effect in defence of their Sovereign: and country. Sir John Leicester having then foy himself and regiment returned thanks, the regi- ment proceded to go through a number of move- ments which they performed with the greatest rapidity and precision, and finished by a charge of the line which would have dene credit to a veteran corps. The. Prince returned to labley House, having in the most handsome manner ex- pressed the highest approbation at the very soldier-like behaviour and high state of excel- lence of the regiment, and which he requested the Colonel to make known to the whole corps. This regiment, consisting of upwards of 300 yeomanry, well-mounted and accoutred in the most splendid .style, attracted the curiosity of the whole coun- ty, and the park was crowded at an early hour with carriages and officers from all the neigh- bouring corps, none of whom, we- be.ieve, de- parted but in admiration of the perfection to which the corps had arrived. PATRIOTIC VOLUNTEERS. On Monday night the Earl of Stamford re- viewed the Knutsford infantry in Tatton Park. They mustered above 250 rank and file and went through their manoeuvres with much credit to themselves and satisfaction to their officers. The praises which their appearance excited from his Royal Highness, Prince William Frederick, at a late review, were amply renewed by the lord- lieutenant of the county. Unfortunately a. heavy rain prevented them going through many manoeu- vres, his lordship therefore, after expressing his great approbation, begged the men might not re- main under arms in such unfavourable b weather: they were then marched to Knutsford market- place, where their esteemed commander, Major Egerton, made known to the corps th at having had a letter to signify that the Government would accept of any offer of actual service for three weeks, he wished to know whether they would volunteer in the cause? A unanimous shout of approbation instantly proclaimed their readiness to march wherever he should lerd them. He thanked them for their offer, ordered for them two barrels of ale, and drank "the King" in three times three. Nothing could exceed the enthusiasm of the men who joyfully expressed their wishes to do anything for their country, and to confound the Corsican, whom they hoped they would soon meet, to settle with him the long account, to which his many aggressions had so deservedly en- titled him. The above patriotic offer was im- mediate. y transmitted to the lord lieutenant to be forwarded to H.R.H. Prince William Frederick, Commander-in-Chief of the North-West District.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT JOTTINGS.

Advertising

KERRY COAST.

----_-_-----SPORTING.

[No title]

LACROSSE. *

--------------HOCKEY.

. NORTHOP.

MALPAS.

UABON.I

------HESWALL

...... HOOTON.

NESTON.

ALVANLEY

R( .S"- FTT.

THORNTON LE MOORS.

"NANTWICH.

I NORTH WICH !

"UPTON

FRODSHAM.

HAWARDEN.

MOID.

CONNAH'S QUAY & SHOTTON.

Advertising

'_H___--------BROXTON.

W HEXHAM. I

THOKNTON HOUGH.

Clill DER. THORNTON

---------ELLESMERE PORT

LITTLE BUDWORTH

GRESFORD.

' ECCLESTON.

TARVIN.

OAKMERE

BOLTED BREAKFASTS. » —