Quote: Twenty pounds reward
Run away from... Alexandria, Fairfax County Virginia, a convict servant man, named John Murphy, born in Ireland, about 28 Years of Age, by trade a joiner, a low set fellow, about 5 feet 4 inches high, struts in his walk, has a pale complexion, large black beard and eyebrows, wide mouth, and pleasant countenance, sings extraordinarily well, having followed it in playhouses in London, talks proper English, and that in a polite manner... It is imagined he has forged a pass and likely will deny his name, trade and place of nativity.NB All Masters of Vessels are forbid to take him off at their Peril. (August 1760)
17th century oil painting a bearded man with a young girl by Jacob Toorenvliet.
Blackbeard (c. 1736 engraving used to illustrate Johnson's General History)
French school 18th century head_of_a_bearded_man.
Gaetano Gandolfi ,Study_of_a_Bearded_Man 1770
Johann Andreas Benjamin Nothnagel 18thc.
John Worley, 1624-1721 Painted 1705.
The Old Beggar , French School, 18th century Musee Bargoin.
Thomas Gent, printer and author of the book depicted in his right hand, The Antient and Modern History of the Loyal Town of Rippon (published in 1733).