the vicarage of St. Mary’s

Last Friday evening was decently interred in the Chancel at Rotherby in the 77th year of his age, the Body of the late Rev. Mr. Thomas Pocklington who had been Rector of that Place upwards of 53 years, which is in the Gift of Mr. Squires of Barrow in Leicestershire; he was also Vicar of St. Mary’s in Leicester.
++The Rev. Mr. Simmonds Vicar of Enderby and Whetstone, has been presented by the Right Hon. the Lord Chancellor to the vicarage of St. Mary’s in this Borough, vacant by the Death of the Rev. Mr. Pocklington as above.
++On Monday last were committed to the Gaol for this County, the noted William Wilkes, Elizabeth Wilkes his mother, and George Mously, all of Orton on the Hill in this County; they stand charged with breaking open and robbing a Shop in that Neighbourhood of a great variety of Goods which were found upon them. There were likewise found in their possession the Goods stole out of the Shop of Mr. Parsons, Silversmith in this Borough, which was broke open in the Night Time of the 6th of April last (see this Paper of the 9th of that month).
++The above Persons have for several years past subsisted in a kind of Affluence, without any visible methods of livelyhood, except the scandalous profession of Horse-taking, in which they were become the Terror of the whole Country. On the 13th of June 1767 the above William Wilkes had the assurance to advertise in this Paper that he followed his infamous Employ from conscientious Motives, “to bring Offenders against the Law to Justice.” On the 17th of June in the same year we find him committed to the House of Correction for this County charged with a Misdemeanour, from whence he found means to break out and escape. But directly returned to his profession, and is supposed to have been one of the three concerned in taking a Horse from a Waggon at Cadeby in this County as mentioned in this Paper of the 4th of July following, and for which one of the gang was severely handled by the populace. George Mousley has been long his Companion, but generally acted the part of his Setter.