a most dreadful storm

On Wednesday at Nottingham, about one o’clock, there fell a most dreadful storm of thunder and lightning attended with heavy rain. — A house at the bridge foot received considerable damage by the lightning, which stript tiles from the house and threw down part of the chimney; a stockingmaker at work was stuck from his seat and lay dead for some time; his wife was also struck down, a bed was set fire to, a window stanchion was split in two, and the lead melted from the glass. — Upon the man’s ancle were a large black spot about the size of half a crown, from which he received a considerable degree of pain.