At the Assizes for this Borough and County

The Lord’s Commissioners of his Majesty’s Treasury (at the request of the right honourable the Marquis of Granby) have been pleased to appoint John Lewen of Syston, one of the Surveyors of Windows for this County, in the room of Mr. Matchett deceased.
++At the Assizes for the Borough and County, which ended yesterday, John Carr, for stealing two Geese and a Gander, the property of William Bars of Newbold-Verdon; Elizabeth Bailey for stealing some Wearing Apparel, &c.; Edward Holder, for stealing upwards of 40 shirts, &c., were severally convicted and ordered to be transported for 7 years. William Adams, convicted of a Felony, to be publickly Whipped, and Richard Gunton to be privately Whipt. Mary Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor, charged with the murder of a Bastard-child were acquitted. John Parker, Richard Slater, John Fisher, Richard Foxon, William Standly and Thomas Peat were delivered by Proclamation.
++A Bill of Indictment was likewise found against William Doubleday (late servant to Mrs. Harris, Druggist) for robbing his said Mistress of Cash to a considerable amount.—The above Doubleday is yet to be taken.
++At the Assize, the appearance of Charles Hesilrige, Esq; High Sheriff, and his Attendants, far exceeded any thing of the kind seen here.—His very elegant Carriage was drawn by six fine high bred chesnut Horses, with bald faces, said to have cost 500 Guineas. Of his Javelin-Men, there were the full Compliment of 30 clad in green and buff, with buff breeches, and to whom he likewise gave hats, stockings, and gloves. The procession was conducted by a Marshall, two Trumpeters with silk flags, and the Family’s arms painted thereon; and two French Horns preceded the cavalcade. Two servants in green out of livery, two pages, and several footmen closed the train, which upon the whole formed a most grand appearance.—On Wednesday he bespoke the Play of Romeo and Juliet, with The Padock; at which was a crouded audience. And on Thursday the Assembly was remarkably brilliant; Mr. Pares jun. and the High Sheriff’s Lady opened the Ball.