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Saunder’s News-Letter 14 April 1787

Thomas Fowler’s Misfortune

To The Nobility and Gentry

Thomas Fowler, of Dungarvan, having upwards of thirty-five years exported Provisions, his own property, to Dublin Market, on Saturday the 13th day of March last, the sloop Thomas and Nelly [of Dungarvan], laden with fish and potatoes, all of said Fowler’s property was cast away and lost between the lighthouse and Dunleary, and the lives of the crew providentially preserved.

Said Fowler has lost three sloops within these three years, and three of the crew perished in one of them; and as the sole dependence of himself and family was on the sloop and cargo, he is reduced by the loss, to a real state of want. Benefactions for the poor man will be received by Mr John Maddock, of Temple Bar, Dublin.

According to Watson’s Almanack 1783, John Maddock of 19 Temple Bar, was a ‘Hatter’.


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