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road, Mile-end, Middlesex, engineer, Feb. 23 at 12, Court of fordshire, at Lichfield.-- Wm. Marsh, Pentrecoed, near Dud. Bankruptcy, London.- Robert Neal, Wandsworth-common, dleston, Ellesmere, Shropshire, butcher, Feb. 16 at 10, County Surrey, nurseryman, Feh. 23 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, Lon. Court of Shropshire, at Oswestry.-J. Davies, Plas Newydd, don. -- George Ackland, Loughborough-road, Brixton, Surrey, Llanwnog, Montgomeryshire, clerk, Feb. 17 at 10, County merchant, Feb. 23 at 1l, Court of Bankruptcy, London.- Court of Montgomeryshire, at Llanfyllin. - James Abboti, Hen. Oswin, Cecil-st., Strand, Middlesex, merchant, Feb. 23 Liverpool, estate agent, Feb. 12 at 10, Liverpool District at ll, Court of Bankruptcy, London. - Peter Clark the County Court, at Liverpool.-Im. R. Shepherd, Liverpool, younger, Colchester, Essex, pawnbroker, Feb. 26 at 1, Court cooper, Feb. 12 at 10, Liverpool District County Court, at of Bankruptcy, London.- Alex. Anderson Black, Liverpool, Liverpool.--Edward Johnson, Birkenhead, Cheshire, coach merchant, Feb. 26 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Li. maker, Feb. 13 at 10, County Court of Cheshire, at Birkenverpool.-John Hall, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, timber mer- head.-R. Leech the elder, Tranmere, Bebbington, Cheshire, chant, Feb. 27 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bir. warehouseman, Feb. 13 at 10, County Court of Cheshire, at mingham.—John Hall the younger, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Birkenhead. timber merchant, Feb. 27 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham.-Jos. Stevens the younger, Coalbourn-brook, The following Persons, who, on their several Petitions filed in Oldswinford, Staffordshire, glass manufacturer, Feb. 27 at 10, the Court, have obtained Interim Orders for Protection District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham.-Wm. MacCann, from Process, are required to appear in Court as hereinafter Liverpool, mercbant, Feb. 23 at 11, District Court of Bank mentioned, at the Court-house, in Portugal-street, Lin. ruptcy, Liverpool.—Thos. Coleby, Springfield Mill, Salford, 1 coln's Inn, as follows, to be examined and dealt with Lancashire, cotton spinner, Feb. 26 at 12, District Court of according to the Statute :Bankruptcy, Manchester.

Feb. 19 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner PHILLIPS. 2. be allowed by the Vice-Chancellor of the High Court of James Biddell, South Island-place, Clapham-road, Surrey,

Chancery, acting in Bankruptcy, unless Cause be sheun to hair cutter.-Wm. Lawrence, Laurel.cottage, Wood-lane, the contrary on or before Feb. 23.

Highgate, Middlesex, brick maker. :. James Grares, Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, boot maker.

The follorcing Prisoners are ordered to be brought up before Wm. Angus, Gateshead, Durham, banker. ~ Jas. Orme,

the Court, in Portugal-street, to be examined and dealt Bootle-cum-Linacre, Lancashire, hotel keeper.-Thos. Cooke,

with according to the Statute :Liverpool, warehouse keeper.- Sarah Whitehouse, Edwin · Whitehouse, and Alfred Whitehouse, Newland, Gloucester. Feb. 16 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner HARRIS. sbire, and Monmouth, tin plate manufacturers.—Wm Henry Thomas Quinlan, Upper Thames-st., London, publican.Mackey, Soutbampton, attorney. - George Porter Cosier, John Unsworth, Providence-place, West-street, Bermondsey, Botley, Southampton, corn merchant.-Wm. Kuper, Grand Surrey, whitesmith.-Wm. Fenner, Union-street, Borough, Surrey-canal, Camberwell, Surrey, wire rope maker.-Joshua Surrey, out of business. Rhodes, Queen's-row, Pimlico, Middlesex, builder.- Edward

Feb. 17 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner PhillipS. Lyne, Liskeard, Cornwall, attorney at law.

Henry Jas. Story, Northumberland-court, St. Martin's in Scotch SEQUESTRATIONS.

the Fields, Westminster, Middlesex, out of business.- Charles James M Donald, Dundee, baker.- John Smellie, Partick, V. Harley, Paradise-st., Rotherhithe, Surrey, leather seller, wright.

-Edw. L. Isaacs, Great Prescott-street, Goodman's-fields, DECLARATION OF INSOLVENCY.

Middlesex, watchmaker.-Fran. Fielde, Luton, Bedfordshire, J. Broomhead the elder, Liverpool, butcher, Feb. 12 at 10,

straw plait manufacturer, -John Laws, Church-st., Bethnal

green, Middlesex, baker. - James Puttock, Regent-street, County Court of Lancashire, at Liverpool.

Vauxhall Bridge-road, Westminster, Middlesex, out of busiINSOLVENT DEBTORS

ness.- Richard Brown, Essex-st., Duncan-terrace, Islington, Who have filed their Petitions in the Court of Bankruptcy,

Middlesex, auctioneer.-W. Schild, Paradise-st., Rotherhithe, and have obtained an Interim Order for Protection from Surrey, baker. Process.

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Feb. 17 at 10. of Yorkshire, at Halifax.-J. Priestley, Halifax, Yorkshire, Samuel Street. Great Yarmouth. organ builder. John shopkeeper, Feb. 16 at 10, County Court of Yorkshire, at Hali- | Littlewood, Great Yarmouth, publican.-James M. Denew,

Tadley, Cradley, Worcestershire, out of business, Great Yarmouth, printer. Feb. 19 at 10, County Court of Worcestershire, at Stourbridge. -Benj. Scriven, Brierley-hill, Kingswinford, Staffordshire, out At the County Court of Norfolk, at NORWICH, Feb. 17 at 10. of business, Feb. 19 at 10, County Court of Worcestershire, Robert Hubbard, Framingham, butcher. at Stourbridge.-- John Sanderson, Hilton, near Appleby, At the County Court of Devonshire, at the CASTLE OF · Westmoreland, licensed victualler, Feb. 23 at 10, County

EXETER, Feb. 16 at 10. Court of Westmoreland, at Appleby.-Geo. Bradshaw, Wrex.

Wm. H. L. Carpenter, Exeter, out of business. ham Regis, Denbighshire, wine merchant, Feb. 20 at 10, County Court of Denbighshire, at Wrexham.-Jas. Harrison, | At the County Court of Lancashire, at LANCASTER, Feb. 16 Aston, Warwickshire, farmer, Feb. 10 at 2, County Court of

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