WHEREAS the following very disorderly Persons, being hired Servants and Colliers, belonging to the Colliery of SWANNINGTON, in the County of LEICESTER, Have, without the least appearance of a just cause, deserted their Bargain: This is therefore intended as a Caution, and Request to all Coal-Masters, Lime-Masters, Brick-Makers, Bailiffs, Farmers and Others, not to Employ or Countenance any of them, As it will be Encouragement not only to almost every Species of ill behaviour Men can be guilty of, but contrary to several Statutes now in force, for the regulation of Servants, &c.
THO. WILLIAMSON, THO. WALKER
RICH. ROOME, EDW. WILLIAMSON
JOHN WATERFULL, JOSEPH TOWE
GEO. TUCKER, WIL. GINKS
RICH. WILLIAMSON, EDW. SMITH
DAN. MIDDLETON, W. SHROESBURY
All of the Parish of Coleorton, in the County of Leicester, except William Shroesbury, who is of Ashby-de-la-zouch in the said County.
N.B. Two days before the said Colliers ran away, they received for their week’s wages, more than Nineteen Shillings each man.
A Reward is therefore offered, of Twenty Shillings for the Discovery of any of them, so that they may be apprehended and brought to Justice. And for Edward Smith, Joseph Towe and Richard Roome, they being the Ringleaders and very old Offenders, Forty Shillings each. To be paid by
JOHN FARREN, Bailiff