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THE NEWS ROOM
1832



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 7th. 1832.

SEASONABLE BOUNTY

It affords us the sincerest pleasure to learn that through the active kindness of our much respected Vicar, the Rev. J. W. Trevor, a fund has been raised for supplying the poor with coals, during this inclement season, at a very reduced price. The Committee of the Provident Society met on Wednesday in the Vestry Room of St. Mary's Chapel, when arrangements were made for carrying this benevolent purpose into immediate execution. Among the contributors are the Marquis of Anglesey and T. A. Smith, Esq., who have each subscribed ten guineas.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 7th. 1832.

The weather during the last week has been most delightful for the season. There has prevailed a clear sunny frost, unattended with a great degree of cold, and with little air stirring. The sporting has been very succesful.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 7th. 1832.

CARNARVON GAS WORKS

The bailiffs of Carnarvon, Mr. Owen Owen Roberts and Mr. Parry, are performing the duties of their office, as we are sure, at the time of their election, they would, with a degree of energy and prudence that promises to be of the highest importance to the borough, in its practical results. Among other improvements that are lately to take place under their auspices, is the lighting of the town with gas. At the beginning of this week, Mr. Webber, of the Poplar Gas Works, near London, the present lessee of the Greenfield and Holywell Works, made a survey of the town for the purpose of furnishing specifications of the requisite works, and an estimate of the expense for lighting it with gas. It is gratifying to find that the object will certainly be accomplished, and that, in order to complete it, not a shilling will be levied upon the public, as a tax or rate. It is thus that public funds ought to be employed. The proposed works will be begun without loss of time, and the whole will be finished before Michaelmas next. We understand that the site fixed on for the gasometer, is the Marsh, more than half a mile from the town, so that the town will not be subjected to the slightest nuisance. The sum required for so truly a desirable an establishment, will not exceed twice the amount of what was expended, in some instances, so injudiciously and so unsatisfactorily, during the last municipal year. We have seen the accounts of last year, and not without some feelings of wonder. The sum expended is no less than 1,391 12s. 11d. But on this point we shall probably make a few remarks on some future occasion. The laying down of the gas-pipes will neccessarily cause the flagging of the streets, which was in contemplation, to be delayed for a few months. When all these plans are carried into effect, Carnarvon, as a town, will be, what it long since ought to have been, the ornament and the pride of North Wales.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 21st. 1832.

CARNARVON BOROUGH COURT

At a meeting of this Court on Tuesday, tenders were received for the erection of the intended new Fish Market. There were four applicants, differing rather wildly in their estimates - the successful one was Mr. Wm. Thomas, who takes the contract at 135. The work will be proceeded in immediately. The senior bailiff, Mr. O. O. Roberts, communicated to the Court that the final arrangements with the contractors for lighting the town with gas, had been completed; and that he was happy to say the pecuniary means for effecting that desirable object were completely in their power, without the imposition of any rate or contribution whatever - an announcement which was received with much satisfaction. A complaint was made that the printed statements of the town accounts for the last year had not been sufficiently distributed, and an order was made that every resident burgess should be furnished with a copy.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 28th. 1832.

A NARROW ESCAPE

On Wednesday last, one of the workmen employed in the erection of our new Market House, had a most providential escape. He was just beginning to descend from one of the most elevated parts of the scaffolding, when his foot slipped and he fell. Mr. O. O. Roberts, who happened at the time to be present, immediately examined him, and found that he had sustained no serious injury from the accident. After a short interval, the poor man was able to walk home. Had he alighted on some of the heaps of stones with which the floor of the building is covered, or fallen into a cellar near the opening into which he reached the ground, his death would have been the inevitable consequence.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 28th. 1832.

BOROUGH OF CARNARVON

On the affadavits of George Bettiss, gentleman, of Simon Peter Boileau, Esquire, and David Jones, of Tyddyn Elen Ddu, gentleman, a rule nisi for a Quo Warranto information was obtained last week in the King's Bench, against Mr. O. O. Roberts and Mr. Edward Parry, calling upon them to show by what right they excercise the office of bailiffs of the borough. It is very extraordinary, one may even say suspicious, that nearly two whole terms were allowed to elapse previously to this application. Mr. Roberts and Mr. Parry were elected, as our readers may remember, with considerable eclat on 29th September last; and no proceeding tending to question the legality of their election was moved until the present term was so far advanced as to make it impossible for them to show cause against the rule in sufficient time to have the matter disposed of until after the next assizes. That the parties must have something beside the good of the town in view is evident; and their proceedings seem to be strangely connected with the threats lately held out by some influential persons to check the progress of such public improvements as do not originate with themselves or their own friends, and these, to judge from what they have hitherto done, would be nothing at all. We trust, indeed we have reason to know, that the present Bailiffs will not permit any threats of personal annoyance to prevent their fully completing those important improvements which are already in a state of forwardness or in contemplation.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: February 11th. 1832.

CARNARVON PATENT SLIP

The Swallow brig was, on Monday last, hauled up for repair on the slip. Every instance in which the slip has been used, has afforded a new proof of the excellence of its construction, and the power of its machinery.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: February 11th. 1832.

On Saturday last, Mary Roberts, widow, who had been on a former day remanded on a charge of concealing the birth of her infant child, was brought before the magistrates in petty sessions, for final examination. After receiving the testimony of two or three witnesses, the magistrates admitted her to bail. The case stands for trial at our next assizes.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: March 10th. 1832.

CARNARVON GAS WORKS

We are happy to state that these works are in active progress. About ten tons of pipes and other materials have been landed from on board the Jane and Mary. They will immediately be laid down under the direction of Mr. Webber, the contractor for supplying and completing the erection of the gasometer, pipes, &c. Our intelligent and spirited townsman, Mr. Lloyd, the architect, has contracted for constructing the tank and other masonry. The whole cost of this most important improvement will hardly exceed 2000.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: March 17th. 1832.

CARNARVON GAS WORKS

At our borough Court on Tuesday, the contracts were signed for erecting the gasometer and other buildings, and for laying the pipes and fitting up the public lights. The contract for the buildings was taken by Mr. John Lloyd at 750, and that for the pipes and fittings by Mr. Webber for 1,350. It is stipulated that the whole work shall be completed by the 20th of August. Workmen are now engaged in laying down pipes in the New Market.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: March 17th. 1832.

SEGONTIUM TERRACE

It affords us great pleasure to see that the formation of a new and commodious footpath along the precipice from Segontium-terrace, in this town, to the Pwllheli-road, is begun. Among the numerous local improvements on which we have reason to congratulate our readers, few are more important.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: March 17th. 1832.

PROGRESS OF DRUNKENNESS

The scenes which are constantly exhibited in our streets, and the instances which daily reach our ears, of beastly intoxication attended with outrageous and disgraceful conduct, are not calculated to impress strangers with a very exalted idea of the Welsh character, or of the efficacy of the civic power. We may instance a few, in the hope that publicity may, in some measure, tend to repress this degrading nuisance. On Sunday last, a fellow, who lives somewhere in Tanyrallt, whose infant child had died only the day before, went home stupidly inebriated, and demanded of his wife some money. The poor woman, aware that his purpose was only to procure more drink, refused him; when the wretch seized the dead body of the child, and actually carried it into the street, threatening that, if his wishes were not complied with, he would sell the corpse for dissection! On Thursday, a man, in a state of madness from the effects of ardent spirits, created so much disturbance and alarm in the public streets, that it was found necessary to take him into custody - and (will it be believed?) such was the sympathy of the public! - of course we mean the very worst portion of it - for the delinquent, that it required the united efforts of four constables to prevent a rescue, and to lodge the brute in the black hole? We could - would that we could not! - state instances every whit as disgraceful as those we have cited among persons higher, at least in some respects, in the scale of society, and filling responsible situations - but the voice of charity whispers forebearance.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: April 7th. 1832.

GAS WORKS

The Gas Works in this town are going on with great activity. Many of the principal pipes are already laid down in the streets, and the workmen are busy in constructing the tanks.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: April 7th. 1832.

CHILD DROWNED

On Monday last, an inquest was held before Mr. W. Hughes, the coroner for this borough, and a jury, on the body of a boy named Robert Williams, who was drowned in a stream of water near his father's house. Verdict. - "Accidental death."



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: April 7th. 1832.

FINE FEATHERS MAKE FINE BIRDS

The truth of this proverb was never better exemplified than it was in the case of an itinerant dealer in rare aves, who paid a visit to this town in the course of last week, and succeeded in palming upon the bird-fancying virtuosos painted sparrows and linnets for canaries, and obtaining for them from 1s. 6d. to 10s. 6d. each. Among the extraordinary metamorphoses effected by this clever ornithologist, was that of an old rook into a nondescript species of paroquet, which was done by means of a beak of red sealing-wax, the sooty feathers of the breast being coloured of a beautiful vermillion, and the back a rich pea-green! The price obtained, as we have heard from a reverend gentleman, for this natural curiosity, was no less than 15s.! Some very curious cases, where certain learned physiologists among us have "paid dearly for their whistle" have been related to us, but - Mum.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: April 24th. 1832.

MILLERS UNEMPLOYED

We are sorry to hear that the millers near Carnarvon have comparatively little employment. They make heavy complaints, and, as it appears to us, not without reason, that flour-dealers are in the habit of importing flour, instead of corn. Thus strangers reap the advantages to which fellow-parishioners and neighbours seem to have a reasonable claim. But, extraordinary as it is, notwithstanding the miller's avocation in our own immediate neighbourhood is so unpromising, workemen are at the moment busily employed in erecting a new flour-mill at no great distance from this town. This is not likely to mend the matter.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 5th. 1832.

The Chancellor has appointed the Rev. J. W. Trevor, vicar of Llanbeblig, a surrogate for proving wills, and granting letters of administration and marriage licenses, at Carnarvon and the surrounding neighbourhood. The business appertaining to this appointment will be transacted at the office of Mr. Robert Williams, solicitor, Carnarvon.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 5th. 1832.

Yesterday, in laying down the gas pipes under Porth Mawr, in this town, the workmen came to the head of a vault, which they opened, and found that it led into sort of dungeon under the gate, which must have been closed for centuries. It is half full of rubbish, among which several human bones were found.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 5th. 1832.

THE NEW MARKETS

This building is now very nearly completed, and will be opened in a few days. It is a most commodious, and indeed ornamental building, and does great credit to the skill of the architect, Mr. Lloyd, who has continued to give the best effect to the plain design and necessarily simple component parts of so large an edifice. When the building, and the new fish market on the quay, which is also proceeding rapidly towards completion, shall be opened to the public, there will be very few towns, in England possessing better market accommodation than Carnarvon.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 5th. 1832.

CASE OF STABBING

On Sunday night last, two men of the names of John Thomas and Richard Jones, accompanied by a brother of the former, remained drinking at a public-house in this town, till about eleven o'clock, when they set out together towards home. The parties reside near each other, at Pont Seiont, and, it is said, were rivals in love. When they had nearly reached the bridge, Richard Jones challenged John Thomas to fight. The latter refused, whereupon the other struck him, and they fell together. Here the brother of John Thomas interfered and separated them; in doing which he struck Richard Jones several blows. The latter immediately drew his knife, and threatened to stab the first who should attack him. John Thomas, it appears, disregarding this threat, received a dangerous wound on the left side of the chest. Jones has been apprehended, and was on Tuesday committed to our jail, on a charge of stabbing with intent to murder. We hear that though the symptoms are altogether favourable, the life of Thomas is considered to be in imminent danger.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 19th. 1832.

DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP

It will be seen by an advertisement in our paper of this day that the partnership subsisting between R. M. Preece and Co., printers, publishers, and stationers, has been dissolved by mutual consent as far as relates to Mr. Preece, and that the business is in future to be carried on by William Potter and Co.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 19th. 1832.

CAUTION TO HAWKERS AND PEDLARS

Ismael Cohen, a Jew, was convicted under the Hawkers' and Padlars' act, upon the information of Mr. R. Humphreys, of this town, before R. Garnons, Esq., of trading without a licence, and sentenced to three months imprisonment in our county jail.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 26th. 1832.

ROBBERY

On Tuesday night the tanyard of Mr. Griffiths, in this town, was entered and robbed of a valuable skin of leather. It was clear, both from the circumstance of the best pit being selected for depredation, and from the silence of the savage dog which is left to guard the place, that the thief or thieves must have been well acquainted with the premises. The skin had been dragged over the wall, and was traced by the marks on the ground to a malt-house about a quarter of a mile from the town, near which it was discovered buried in the earth. Not the slightest clue to the discovery of the robbers has been found. Mr. Griffiths has missed several skins since November last, which are strongly suspected to have been abstracted by the same parties.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: June 16th. 1832.

NEW PIER

By an advertisement which appears in our paper to-day, it will be seen that the Trustees of the Harbour have it in contemplation to extend the New Pier, so as to enable vessels of large tonnage to approach it at proper states of the tide. This, when completed, will be a great convenience to the steam vessels which now frequent this port, as the largest of them may receive and discharge passengers and loading without the intervention of boats. It is to be hoped that, as the security is ample, and the purpose good, the move will not be long in forthcoming.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: June 23rd. 1832.

OBSTRUCTION IN THE STREETS

We are requested again to call the attention of the authorities to the obstructions to carriages and passengers which are allowed to continue in Castle-street, Palace-street, and particularly in Eastgate-street, where the already narrow pass of this great thoroughfare is shamefully encroached upon by shopkeepers obtruding shelves and bales of goods into the street. The nuisance is a great one, and should be abated.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: June 23rd. 1832.

CAUTION

An accident, which had nearly been attended with fatal consequences, occurred on Saturday, at Skinner's lane, near the Goat Inn. Some men were proceeding through it with an empty timber carriage, when, by some chance or other, two children were knocked down, and the wheels passed over them both. They were much injured, but happily no bones were broken. We hope it will operate as a caution to those who may have the charge of carriages, of any description, in our narrow and crowded streets.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: June 30th. 1832.

DEATH OF A PRISONER IN THE GAOL

Edward Williams, committed on the 8th. of April last, upon a charge of stealing a silver watch and other articles, died in our gaol on Thursday morning. An inquest was held on the body in the course of the day, when it appeared from the evidence adduced, that the deceased had been taken ill soon after his committal, of an inflammatory fever, which ended in typhus; that he had been regularly attended by the gaol surgeon, and supplied with every necessary under his directions; and that the sister, and one of his fellow prisoners, had been allowed to sit up with him for six nights. Verdict. - "Died by the visitation of God."



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: July 14th. 1832.

Mr. George Evans, of the town, to whose activity and perserverance the public owe in a great measure the establishment of a steam communication with Liverpool during the winter, has been appointed by the St. George Steam Packet Company their sole agent for North Wales. As the prosperity of the towns on the Straits depends in a great degree on the regular visits of steam vessels, we regard the appointment of a resident agent to be a matter of considerable public importance. Mr. Evans means, we understand, to relinquish his business in Carnarvon, and will thus be able to devote his whole time to the important duties of his new appointment.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: July 21st. 1832.

FATAL ACCIDENT

On Saturday last an inquest was held in this town before Mr. Wm. Hughes, coroner for the borough, on Henry Hughes, plasterer, who, while cementing the house of T. B. Haslam, Esq., in Castle Square, on the preceeding day, fell from the scaffolding, which was about twelve yards from the ground. He only spoke a few words, and lingered in great pain. Verdict, accidental death. The deceased was a married man, and it is remarkable that the former husband of his widow met with an untimely death. The poor fellow, Ellis Hughes, had gone from this place in a boat, with three other men, over the bar, to assist a vessel in distress: the boat upset, and he and his companions were drowned.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: July 21st. 1832.

EMIGRATION TO CANADA

A fine oportunity presents itself (as will be seen by an advertisement in this day's paper) to any persons in the neighbourhood who may be desirious of emigrating to Canada. The Marys, now in our harbour, is a strong and commodious vessel, and is commanded by an experienced seaman, Captain Jacobson, who has made the passage between these Islands and Quebec no less than fourteen times.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: July 21st. 1832.

ADVERTISEMENT

FOR QUEBEC
THE MARYS, Captain Jacobson,
(REGISTERING 323 TONS),
WILL SAIL from Carnarvon for
QUEBEC, on or about the 1st. of August
Next.
The Marys has excellent accommodation for
Passengers, having Six Feet Three Inches between
her Decks. She is a regular Trader to Quebec, and is
a remarkably fast-sailing vessel.
For Freight or Passage apply to the Captain on Board, who
will guarantee to Passengers that no more than three days
quarantine will be imposed, if the Ship arrives healthy.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: August 11th. 1832.

CASTLE HOTEL

The attentive kindness of Mr. And Mrs. Day, is acknowledged by all the families and all the individuals who have been inmates at the Castle Hotel, and we have little doubt that the refined and convenient situation of the establishment will be found not among the least of its recommendations.





From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: August 18th. 1832.

THE DUCHESS OF KENT'S BIRTH DAY

Yesterday, being the birth day of her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, was celebrated in this town with unusual demonstrations of public rejoicings. At eleven o'clock in the morning, the girls and boys of the National Schools, to the number of 365, assembled in the spacious galleries of the New Market-hall. A band of music was in attendance, and soon struck up the animating national air of "God Save the King." About twelve, the children, accompanied by the Rev. J. W. Trevor and several other gentlemen, and proceeded by the band and flags, walked in procession through the streets to the Castle Green, where they were drawn up. The band played, and they gave three loud cheers. They then went in procession to the beautiful public walk near the Quay. The guns at Porth-yr-aur fired a royal salute, and the children cheered. From this spot they proceeded to the front of the Uxbridge Arms Hotel, where they were again drawn up. They raised three hearty cheers for the Duchess of Kent, and three for the Noble Marquis of Anglesey, whose name Mr. Trevor gave, as the good friend of the Carnarvon National Schools. From the Hotel the procession returned to the Market-hall. The tables were soon abundantly covered with provisions, and a blessing having been asked by our excellent vicar, the feast began, all the party, children and visitors, being highly, and perhaps almost equally, delighted. It is impossible to describe the interesting spectacle, or to do justice the admirable order with which the whole was conducted. At the conclusion of the festivities the children sang, in an affecting manner, the beautiful stanza,

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow, &c., &c."

It must be most gratifying to her Royal Highness to know, how much happiness the anniversary of her birth day has thus been the means of imparting. After dinner one of the senior boys stood on the table, and in an audible voice exclaimed, "Let us drink to the health of her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, and the Princess Victoria, and thanks to them for their kind present to the funds of the National Schools." The toast was drank with shouts of gratitude. The dinner arrangements reflected high credit on Mr. Day's liberality.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 8th. 1832.

We are happy to find that Mr. Thos. Goddard, of this town, is appointed agent for Lloyd's in London and Liverpool, for the district of Beaumaris and Carnarvon, &c.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 8th. 1832.

GAME

We are sorry to perceive that Mr. R. Hughes's game depot is as yet but very indifferently supplied, although all sportsmen agree in representing the season to be one of unusual plenty. The main object of the legislature in legalizing the sale of game, was to discourage poaching; but this object cannot be obtained unless the owners of the land, and, consequently, of the game, will sell to the licensed dealers in sufficient quantity to supply, at least in a reasonable degree, the public requirements. We, who, alas! have no manors, and are no friend to poachers, have not been able to get a partridge for "love or money;" and we believe that our case is not singular, we entreat that the gentlemen, whose preserves lie around us on every side, will enable us and others to enjoy a tit-bit this September, by sending a portion of their superfluities to Mr. Hughes for sale.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 15th. 1832.

CARNARVON NEW PIER

A meeting of the trustees of our harbour was held yesterday at the Guildhall, for the purpose of enquiring whether the work now carrying on in the extension of the new pier was properly executed. After a discussion of some length, but of no interest whatever to the public, the following resolution was adopted, - "That Mr. McWhirter, of Holyhead, be employed, with as little delay as possible, to inspect the work now carrying on in the extension of the new pier, and to report upon its efficiency as regards both the masonry and the other departments thereof."



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 15th. 1832.

GAME

We are happy to understand that Mr. Robert Hughes, whose advertisement appears in this day's paper, is now amply supplied with game by the noblemen and gentlemen in this county and in Anglesey, and particularly by the liberal possessor of Glynllifon. Mr. Hughes is honoured with the patronage of her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, who purchases of him the game required for her Royal Highness's table.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 15th. 1832.

ADVERTISEMENT

Licensed Dealer in Game.
----------
ROBERT HUGHES,
Hair Dresser,
NORTHGATE STREET, CARNARVON,
Begs leave most respectfully to inform his friends
and the Inhabitants of the Principality in general, that he
has RENEWED HIS LICENSE TO DEAL IN GAME, according
to the Act of Parliament. He has made arrangements
for being regularly supplied by Gentlemen of Landed Property
in this and the neighbouring counties; and as he is resolved to
sell on the lowest terms, and to execute all orders with the
strictest punctuality, he hopes to be favoured with the continued
patronage of the public.




From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 22nd. 1832.

COMPLETION OF THE GAS WORKS

On Saturday night last our town was lighted with gas for the first time. When it is recollected that Carnarvon is the only place in North Wales, excepting Holywell, where gas is as yet used, it may be surmised that the unwonted exhibition attracted crowds of perambulators, who followed the gas-lighter, shouting as they observed each lamp, as it were by magic,

"Start into light, and make the lighter start."

The night was fine, and the promenade was continued to a late hour. The effect, taken together with the great improvement made by flagging the sides of the streets, was splendid, and does immortal honour to our active, and public spirited bailiffs. The greatest praise is due to Mr. Webber, the contractor for the gas, and to Mr. Lloyd, the architect of the work, for the masterly manner in which they have respectively discharged their responsible duties.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 22nd. 1832.

INFANT SCHOOL

We are glad to perceive that exertions are making to set on foot an infant school in this town, in furtherance of the benevolent intentions of Lady Willoughby d'Eresby, who munificently presented the sum of 50 for that purpose. We trust the individuals who have, so much to their credit, undertaken so good a work, will persevere until they have secured to the town the advantages of one of these admirable institutions.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 22nd. 1832.

MEDICINE LICENCES

Caution The venders of patent medicines will recollect that the present is the time for renewing their licences, in default of which they will incur a penalty of 20.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 29th. 1832.

The contract for supplying the Gas Works in this town with coals, has been taken by Mr. Russom. Such persons as are desirous of laying in their winter stock, will do well to look at Mr. Russom's advertisement in this day's paper.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: October 6th. 1832.

SUNDAY TIPPLING

The first act of the new bailiffs of this town was one which could not fail to be highly disrelished by the idle vagabonds who impoverish themselves and their families by tippling in the public houses on Sunday. Two constables were sent round to every alehouse in the town, with instructions to turn the profaners of the Sabbath into the streets. We are happy to hear that it is intended to persevere in this course.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: October 13th. 1832.

CARNARVON INFANT SCHOOL

A public meeting was held on Wednesday last, in the Vestry-room of St. Mary's Chapel, in this town, at which the Deputy-Mayor presided, for the purpose of forming an Infant School in this town. The Rev. J. W. Trevor stated that in consequence of the munificent contributions of her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent and Lady Willoughby de Eresby, there was a fund in hand, which, with the assistance which it was probable would be obtained from subscriptions, was sufficient to warrant them in proceeding at once to establish an Infant School in the town. The rev. gentleman entered into a number of details connected with the proposed institution, and concluded with moving resolutions (to be found in our advertising columns), establishing a committee, treasurers, and secretary, for the purpose of carrying the intended measure into effect. The Rev. J. H. Bransby addressed the meeting, expresing his cordial concurrence in the resolutions, and commenting upon the genorosity of the upper classes in these days, in contributing to works of charity. Joseph Goddard, Esq., spoke in favour of the plan. Much conversation ensued; several ladies, who attended, declared their willingness to assist in the establishment of the school by every means in their power. Before separating, it was resolved, that another meeting should be called, on an early day, when further measures will be adopted.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: October 20th. 1832.

Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent has graciously given permission to Mr. William Morgan Owen, chymist and druggist, of this town, to use her name and arms in his business. Her Royal Highness has also been pleased to give the same permission to Mr. Robert Hughes, of this town, hair-dresser and dealer in game, and to Mr. Robert Williams jun. draper, grocer &c. of Bryn Llanfair, near the Anglesey column.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: October 27th. 1832.

INQUEST

On Thursday last an inquest was held before Mr. William Hughes, coroner for the borough, on the body of Elizabeth Parry, who was found dead in her bed on the morning of that day. By the evidence it appeared, that the poor creature, who lived in a cottage in Turkey-shore, was 86 years of age, and was subject to fits; in one of which, it is supposed, she died. Verdict. - Died by the visitation of God.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: December 1st. 1832.

DISTRESSING CIRCUMSTANCES

John Griffith, a mariner, who has a wife and three children resident in this town, is missing under circumstances which excite great uneasiness in his family. It seems that on Sunday the 11th. instant he was in Dublin, and was returning from chapel in company with the captain of the vessel to which he belonged, and just as they reached the shore, his master suddenly lost sight of him. He has not since been heard of.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: December 22nd. 1832.

PITIFUL SPITE

On Sunday evening last, while the congregation of Pendre Chapel in this town, were assembled for religious worship, just before the sermon, one of the windows was violently broken; and there is too much reason to fear that this wanton act of mischief was the pitiful ebulation of party spirit.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: December 22nd. 1832.

Mr. James Barton of this town has been appointed Comptroller of the Customs, as successor to the late Mr. Evan Powell. Mr. Barton still retains the office of tide surveyor in the port, which he previously held.



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