The Foxearth and District Local History Society
1759 Ipswich Journal newspaper archive
 

January 6th 1759

The Rev Mr Raymond, vicar of Belchamp, Essex, and Chaplain to the Earl Pembroke is presented to the Rectory of Gestingthorpe of the same county.

January 13th 1759

Married---- On Thursday last at Bramford Hall, Suffolk--? Colvil esq, a gentle man of large estate in Cambridgeshire to Miss Acton of Bramford Hall, a lady of great beauty and fine accomplishments with a real fortune of 10.000.

January 20th 1759

A main of cocks will be fought at the Greyhound, Botesdale, between the gentlemen of Suffolk and the gentlemen of Norfolk. To show 36 cocks on each side and to fight at 2 guineas a battle.

February 3rd 1759

Copy of a letter received from Capt Barton of the Lichfield man of war which is stranded on the coast of Barbary at a place called Veadore. "I am sorry to inform you that on the November 29th his Majesty's ship Lichfield of 50 guns and 350 men were cast away here, we lost our 1st lieutenant and 130 men. There are 220 men on shore, we have subsisted on drowned sheep and hogs and flour hardened on the fire. The poor sufferers are extremely ill used by the natives".

February 10th 1759

The Rev Mr Lewis M.A. was instituted to the rectory of Birdbrook in Essex, worth 200 per annum on presentation of John Rush esq of Benhall in Suffolk.

February 10th 1759

We hear from Melford that on Saturday 27th last month, one John Cook of that town was killed by the wheel of a wagon running over his head and body. It is remarkable that he has been a beggar for some years and that a great quantity of victuals and scraps were found in his house also 7 in money and good bonds, notes and mortgage deeds to amount of 600, some of which he had held for many years he had interest for.

February 24th 1759

To be sold at the Six Bells at Bocking----a freehold estate in Walter Belchamp, late William Kirkham's, consisting of a dwelling house-barn-hop kiln-other buildings-10 acres of good and common pasture. Upon Mary Hall common. Enquiries to Richard Rayment of Braintree.

March 24th 1759

School master wanted at Hundon or mistress---apply to church wardens of Hundon. Salary of 11 15s with new house convenient to school and worth any persons time to take even if there had been no salary.

March 24th 1759

Hawkedon Hall to be lett consisting of one hall- two parlours-kitchen-brewhouse-convenient storerooms-8 chambers-good garrets-coalhouse-two stables-dove house-fish ponds well stocked-30 acres of meadow. Enquiries to the Rev Leake of Ofton.

March 31st 1759

Several Highlanders have arrived home from America to be admitted to Chelsea Hospital, four have been scalped and left for dead.

March 31st 1759

At Bury Assizes, three have received the death sentence-viz Mary Walker for stealing a quantity of pork and cheese from Mr Ware of Hartest and two soldiers which we mentioned last week. Walker was reprieved and the other two to be executed on 2nd of April.

April 2nd 1759

Thomas Baker, lace merchant and linen draper of Foxearth , Sudbury, Suffolk takes this method to acquiant customers that he has just laid in fresh stocks of lace of all sorts of the very newest fashion-fine Irish linen- from 2s 6d to 6s per yard-silk cotton thread stockings-ruffles-handkerchiefs-muslins and lawns and many other goods which he is determined to sell as cheap as any person in London. The price is fix'd, no abatements to be made. He has a fine she goat to sell that gives milk at this time.

April 21st 1759

Married-Thomas Unwin of Castle Hedingham to Miss Mary Edwards of Bucklesbury.

April 28th 1759

The strawberry gardens at Sible Hedingham will be opened on the 1st day of May until Michaelmas where ladies and gentlemen will be accommodated with red and white ports as neat as imported good wines at 6d and 8d per pint and meet with a hearty welcome from the humble servant John King.

May 12th 1759

To be lett-a mansion called Kirby Hall about one mile from Castle Hedingham, situated on an eminence, fit for a gentle family.

May 19th 1759

To be sold at the Half Moon Inn at Clare-one messuage in Nethergate street ( formerly the Bull Inn), late occupied by Mr Wraight. Also a blacksmith's shop situated on the green at Cavendish, now occupied by Thomas Maxim.

May 26th 1759

To be sold-a house known by name of Green House situated on Hellen's Bumstead, Essex.

May 26th 1759

At Hadleigh last week, Adam Polley of Nayland, innholder, was convicted of wilful misbehaviour of interrupting the free passage of a post chaise on the King's highway. 20s.

May 26th 1759

All persons indebted to the estate of Sir Cordell Firebrace, late of Melford, deceased, are desired to send particulars forthwith to Toll Bacon at Boxford, Suffolk.

May 26th 1759

The fair which has been held for some few years past at Cavendish on the 5th of June being illegal and the consequence of it being bad, the principal inhabitants are determined to put an end to it and to prosecute all persons who shall assemble upon the occasion.

June 9th 1759

The Lady of the Right Honourable William Pitt Esq was on Monday delivered of a son.

June 9th 1759

To be sold at the Customs House at Harwich on the 19th of June, several lots of brandy-geneva --green tea and coffee.

June 9th 1759

Notice is hereby given that the widow of Henry Mason of Glemsford in Suffolk, stay maker and taylor, deceased, intends to carry on the business.

June 16th 1759

To Suffolk Farmers----The Suffolk Cheese being so badly made for some years past, the Lords of the Admiralty have thought it fit to exclude it from the Royal Navy for one year. By it being made better it is recommended for the future, it being no worse than two meal sleet leaving only the morning milk of which cheese is made or four meal, putting in all the morning milk on the day the cheese is made. It is hoped the dairymen will desist from making cheese from November till the beginning of May as it is of bad quality and has brought great odium to the country cheese.

June 30th 1759

Lost on the 14th of June, between the Black Lyon, Melford, and Cavendish-silver watch with silver dial plate, with the makers name (George Maynard) on it, any person finding the watch and bringing it to Mr Maynard shall receive a guinea reward.

August 11th 1759

Nunn and Simpson will have a large drove of very good Norfolk lambs and ewes at the Eight Bells, Bures Hamlet on the 18th of August.

August 18th 1759

At Bury Assizes the death sentence was recorded but afterwards reprieved on Robert Woods for stealing money from Thomas Wade of Blyford in December 1756, he was transported for 7 years also William Humphreys for stealing a silver watch-Mary Walker, an old convict and Henry Byham, a foot soldier for breaking into the shop of Henry Bloomfield of Ipswich and stealing a parcel of stockings.

October 13th 1759

At Hadleigh last week, Thomas Baker of Hadleigh and Robert Bowle of Lawshall were convicted of riding on a wagon having no person on foot or horseback to guide the same. 20s. At the same time John Bowle, brother of Robert Bowle, to appear at the Quarter Sessions at Bury for assaulting the constable of Monks Illegh in the execution of his duty.

October 13th 1759

Died a few days since-the Rev Mr Jackson, rector of Waldingfield in Suffolk. The living is in the gift of the master and fellows of Clare Hall, Cambridge.

November 24th 1759

This is to give notice that the Belchamp St Pauls colt fair will be kept on the eleventh of December, old stile.

December 1st 1759

To be peremptorily sold-the Swan at Lavenham, Sudbury, being the large commodious well accustomed Inn and principal house of trade in that place.

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January 24th 1760

A great quantity of ash hop poles and cooper's stuff are to be sold on the Ash Ground at Widow Braybrocks in Alphampstone, Essex, belonging to John Morley-from 10s to 30s per 100. Divers malicious persons having quantities of rubbish poles to dispose off having propagated false reports that all hop poles on the Ash Ground are sold from the view that gets rid of their rubbish.

February 16th 1760

To be sold-a stack of St. Foin hay at the Griffin Inn, Danbury, Essex.

March 1st 1760

Death of Sir Charles Blois, Bart. of Cockfield in Suffolk.

May 31st 1760

( America April 14th). Yesterday Captain Reed arrived home from Penobscott, four Indian Chiefs came of that tribe in order to treat with the Government for a lasting honourable peace. We hear that there are now 28 of that tribe (men women and children) at Fort Pownall.

June 15th 1760

Wanted-Master for the free school at Gt Yeldham, Essex. Being a neat building pleasantly situated near the church, orchards and yards, endowed with an estate of clear value of fifty pounds, any person qualified to teach English language, apply to Joseph Clarke of Weathersfield or Robert Andrews of Bulmer, Essex.

August 9th 1760

Whereas on Saturday 26th of July at about 9 in the forenoon, a robbery was committed by two footpads on the highway between Hintlesham to Hadleigh, Suffolk, there is reason to suspect that Thomas King of Hadleigh, a deserter from His Majesty's Regiment of Foot, was one of the persons that committed the robbery, a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

August 16th 1760

Clare---All persons who stand indebted to the estate of John Fitch, late of Moor Hall of this place and do not pay their respective debts before 30th of September must look for trouble.

August 16th 1760

At Bury, John Heard of the Western Battallion, Norfolk Militia, quartered in this town, received 200 lashes for desertion and was drummed out with a halter round his neck.

October 11th 1760

To be sold at Long Melford, Suffolk---The Swan Inn, a convenient good accustomed house, the greater part newly built. In the tenure of George Linnel, containing three parlours-kitchen-pantry-large cellar-5 chambers with convenient closets-garret-good brewhouse-barn-stable-outhouses-large garden of nearly an acre also four tenements adjoining, for further details enquire of Francis Beales, tallow chandler who has likewise to dispose of his own house and utensils of a compleat hard soap office and answerable to a boil of 12 cwt.

December 13th 1760

A few days since, Joseph Totman, the driver of an empty wagon belonging to Ambrose Death of Melford was convicted at Hadleigh of wilful misbehaviour ( the said Ambrose Death encouraging the same) by preventing and hindering the free passageway of the chaise of Hardwich Richardson in the parish of Melford by refusing to turn aside the said waggon to make way for the chaise. A fine of 20s was levied on the driver.

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January 3rd 1761

On Sunday last there died aged 75, Peter Flower, a journey baker in the parish of St John Sepulchre, Norwich, Norfolk, who by his three wives he had been born and baptized 38 children, 20 by his first wife, six by his second and 12 by his widow who survives him.

January 3rd 1761

One Mr Crisp, a wealthy substantial farmer hung himself at his house called Pope's Mill in Stourmere, Essex.

January 3rd 1761

Yesterday week William Beale Brand of Polsted was married to the Honourable Miss Ann Smith of Fornham Genvieve, daughter of Sir Robert Smyth.

January 3rd 1761

Wandered away from Wattisham, John Downing who is disordered in his senses, he is 56 years old, 5ft 7 inches, stoops in his walk, wearing a striped cap, over long greyish hair. Handsome reward if delivered to the overseers.

January 3rd 1761

Whereas John Curd living in Sudbury, Suffolk, in the former part of the last century about 1618 he married Amy Alston by whom he had two daughters, Susan and Amy, the first was married to one named Miller, the last to one named Dale, both of whom probably lived in Sudbury. It is necessary to find out where the said Susan and Amy were married in order to obtain justice, therefore the clergy of several parishes in the neighbourhood of Sudbury, in Essex as well as Suffolk are entreated to search their registers and if they find them to give notice to Mr Phipps of Boxford, Suffolk, who will gratify them for their trouble. Anyone who can prove descent from the above should also apply to Mr Phipps.

January 10th 1761

As the King's Head in Lavenham (where the colt fair was held) is now a private house, the annual horse and colt show will be held at the Swan Inn on Shrove Tuesday.

January 10th 1761

This day (January 6th) Thomas Fonnereau and John Henniker, approved for representing the Borough of Sudbury in the ensuing Parliament were met a mile or two out of the town by the Mayor and Aldermen and a great number of gentlemen and freemen who ushered them unto the Town hall amid a great concourse of people, an elegant entertainment was provided for the company at the Swan Inn and the whole day was spent in great harmony and good humour, drinking many loyal jovial toasts.

January 10th 1761

Notice is given to gentlemen that there is to be sold at the sign of the Bell Inn at Clare, a large quantity of cyder, all made from neat juice of the apple and any gentleman who may want a quantity about 30 gallons may be supplied with same at 1s a gallon and laid down at their house within the space 10 miles of the sign.

January 10th 1761

Stolen or strayed from the pasture of Thomas Sheldrake of Mendlesham-a red brindled cow with rising horns backwards with the tips cut off-short tail-about 30 stone in weight. Information will be handsomely rewarded.

January 10th 1761

To the Gentlemen of Maldon in Essex. Being espoused by the Gentlemen of Essex and having met with great success among the rest from Maldon, I beg leave of my services to represent you at Parliament at the next general election. Your most obedient humble servant, Bamber Gascoyne, (St John Street December 10th 1760).

January 24th 1761

At the General Quarter Sessions at Chelmsford ,Essex. This court taking into consideration the many riots and mischevious discorders committed by persons following the cruel practice of throwing at cocks are desirious by charging the chief constable and petty constables in this county to use their utmost endeavours to suppress and prevent such unlawful meetings and shall be taken into custody dealt with to the law.

January 24th 1761

At the County Sessions held at Ipswich, William Adkinson and Thomas Wright were tried and convicted of sodomitical practices. Sentenced to 3 months imprisonment and upon the Thursday of the last week of imprisonment to stand in the pillory at Stowmarket for one hour each, Adkinson from 12 noon to one o' clock and Wright from one o' clock until two.

January 31st 1761

Well accustomed windmill to be sold in Lavenham-16 miles from Bury and 7 from Sudbury, apply to Joseph Hayward.

February 25th 1761

To be sold by auction on the 10th, 11th and 12th of March at Sir Thomas Dyer's, Bart, of Spains Hall, Finchingfield, Essex.. Houehold goods-feather beds- blankets etc.

April 4th 1761

A noted chestnut horse called Bald Partner will cover this season at the White Elm, Copdock near Ipswich at a guinea a leap and trial and half a crown for the groom, the money to be paid at the stable door. ( there are numerous adverts for stallion services of this type, G.H.).

April 11th 1761

Advert-----Whereas I Jenny Bevies of the parish of Haverhill, Suffolk, of the sect of Methodists and with a spirit too common to that party, did asperse the character of Mr T. Milday junior by groundless charges of indecent carriage to my daughter, is false and malicious. I hereby acknowledge the charge is false and malicious, take shame for myself for it and promise never to offend in this like again.

April 18th 1761

In Bury Gaol---William Turner, formerly of Wickhambrook, late a land gripper.( land gripper perhaps land drainer,G.H.)

April 18th 1761

To be lett at Melford Swan an Inn commonly called the Green Man. Enquire of James Ellis, farmer of Melford for particulars.

June 13th 1761

Brumhill Fair ( perhaps Broomhill, Ipswich ) being kept on the 7th of July. This is to give notice to all people not to bring dogs to the said fair as it is being kept upon a warren where the said dogs can do great damage, nobody that values a dog will bring him into the warren. There will be fresh grass for dealer's horses that come the night before the fair. John Rison, bailiff of the fair.

June 20th 1761

Notice given by the owner that on Wednesday 14th of July at the sign of the Six Bells in Glemsford there will be the usual shew of horses and colts fit for cart or saddle also on the following day at the same place will be given free gratis a silver cup valued at 1 10s to be drawn for by any five horse-mare or gelding that has been the property of any one man for three months, the horse-mare or gelding that 20 of all the fairest pulls and heave the biggest weight over the blocks shall be entitled to the said cup, allowing one bushel of sand for every blank, the first team to be on the pin by two of the clock, no less than two teams to draw. All disputes to be determined by proper judges. A dinner each day will be ready at one o' clock, all persons that favour me with their company shall meet with suitable entertainment from their humble servant, William Stansby. Also to be had at the above, good transplanted turnip seed.

June 20th 1761

William Strutt of Gt Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, takes this opportunity to inform the publick that after several trials he has completed a new invented oven that burns cinders and dry's malt at the same time.

July 25th 1761

Last Friday at Bury Assizes, Thomas Herd for an attampt to commit sodomy was sentenced to stand on the pillory at Ipswich between 11 and 1 and fined 13s 6d .

July 31st 1761

Last Saturday Thomas Herd stood on the pillory at Ipswich pursuant to his sentence and was severely pelted by the populace.

August 1st 1761

Notice--- that the bridge that divides Sudbury and Ballingdon in Essex (commonly called Ballingdon Bridge) will be broke up on Monday at 10 in order to be repaired and that it will not be commodious for horses and carriages until Monday the 7th. There will be a road made over the meadows during the time of repairs to the bridge.

August 15th 1761

We hear from Bury that last Monday morning a windmill near the South Gate was entirely consumed by fire.

August 15th 1761

To be sold at Stanningfield in Suffolk-a farm in the occupation of Edward Pawsey at a yearly rent of 30.

August 22th 1761

Wanted at Clare, Suffolk---a Governor and Governess for the workhouse, a man and his wife, well accommodated and no family-well recommended-will have good annual allowance.

August 28th 1761

This is to inform the publick that Joseph Downs, surgeon and man-midwife, has taken a shop in Sudbury where he is ready to wait on all.

September 19th 1761

Lately strayed on the Manor of Bloys in Sible Hedingham-two colts, any person that can tell their colours and describe their marks and pay charges may have the colts again. Agent- Matthew Fletcher.

September 19th 1761

A journeyman miller is wanted immediately at Flatford Mill in East Bergholt, Suffolk.

October 17th 1761

Stray'd off Newton Green near Sudbury-two colts, one a small 2 year old mare colt with long tail and a bay with white star on forehead the other a sorrel horse colt of 3 years with white switch tail, anyone who can give tidings to Samuel Parker at Newton shall be satisfied for their trouble.

October 17th 1761

300 head of does to be disposed off at Gosfield, Essex-fat does at 15s a head-lean does at 10s a head, will be deliverd. Any person that has store carp to dispose of from 5 inches to 9 inches may meet with a purchaser.

October 24th 1761

To be sold at the house of John Cuthbert at Chelsworth, Suffolk, on Wednesday 28th of October-all the farm stock-horses-colts- cows-plows-brewing and dairy utensils.

October 24th 1761

Whereas Robert Nelson of Stanstead in Suffolk, a calf jobber ,went and left his wife and children in charge of the parish, he is well known in the area, whoever gives information to the overseers of Stanstead shall receive one guinea and all charges, the said Nelson is 26 years old-5ft 6" tall-full faced and fat-wears a black wig.

October 24th 1761

Deserted from his Majesty's 19th Regiment of Foot-Thomas Page, aged 38-5ft 5"-dark hair-grey eyes-remarkably short thumbs and writes in a fine hand, he is frequently employed as a quill cutter-born Gloucester. Who gives information shall receive 20s. (desertions of this sort time are quite common).(G.H)

November 14th 1761

To be lett-The Bushel Inn in Sudbury, Suffolk, standing on the market place.

November 1st 1761

We hear from Halesworth in Suffolk that last Saturday, Henry Jay, late of Harleston, Norfolk, was found dead with his lap dog in his arms, a guinea and a letter to his wife.

November 28th 1761

To be sold at Chilton near Clare, a farm called Chilton Hall now under lease to an undeniable tenant who has 11 years to come at a rent of 100 per annum.

November 28th 1761

To be held at the Crown Inn, Maldon---there will be fought a welch main for a cup at the value of two guineas by any quantity of cocks-to be fought in pairs and fair in steel wearings-to be on the scale at 9-the first pair in the pits by 11, every owner of cocks to put half a crown for his dinner which will be at 2. Thomas Brand.

December 5th 1761

We hear that last week John Smith and John Hassel, servants to George Mumford of Boxford were convicted and paid the penalty of 20s for refusing to turn out an empty waggon for a gentleman's coach.

December 12th 1761

We hear from Saxmundam that last Saturday as Robert Chappling of Benhall in Suffolk was driving a laden wagon he fell down and a wheel went over his body and he expired soon after.

December 26th 1761

New York-on Monday last, Captain Hunter came here in 11 days from St John's Newfoundland, the Labradore Indians have killed several Englishmen fishermen, they were curing fish on a small island in the Streights of Belleisle, some people escaped from the Indians and got to St John's with arrows sticking in their bodies as they could not be extracted without the help of surgery. (There is no mention of Christmas)

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January 2nd 1762

Married---George Golding of Poslingford to Mrs Bence daughter and sole heiress of----Bence Esq.

January 2nd 1762

There is now at Hoxne in drovers hands 1000 and upwards of Scots steers still unsold of which 400 come fresh up and consisting of both Scots and English, they are in five hands and all are agreed to stay till 16th of January and longer.

January 2nd 1762

On Monday evening as John Harvey, servant of Mrs Davie of Debenham was returning from Woodbridge he was attacked near Helmingham Park gate by three men on horseback who desired him to stand, he did not comply and the middle person fired a pistol at him, he rode off and being well mounted the highway men who were pursuing him for three miles fell behind and he got safe home.

January 2nd 1762

Advert-Purging for worms---Sugar Plumbs for worms in men, women and children, 1s box with a bill for directions, they will infallibly kill all worms and cure all diseases from rheumatism, the third ague and cold scurvy. They are sold by Bigsby of Clare-Moore of Melford-Studd at Lavenham-Robjent at Sudbury.

February 6th 1762

This is to inform the person who dishonestly detains the great coat he went off with from the Swan Inn in Sudbury that if he returns the same privately to Mr Kerrington at Borley Hall or Mr Seth Bull no further notice will be taken but if he shall not then the old coat he left instead will be publickly exposed by the town crier of Sudbury town on three market days and at all the Inns in Sudbury.

February 26th 1762

This is to give notice that the fair usually held in Sudbury on the feast of St Gregory on the 12th day of March commonly called the March fair will be postponed to Tuesday the 23rd of March on account of the fast appointed by his Majesty.

March 13th 1762

To be sold in Sudbury-a well timbered old house, large enough to build a farmhouse from, it is situated in Sudbury. Apply to Mr Letch, carpenter of Gt Corneath.

April 10th 1762

Advert---Found under my door this morning March 31st the following threatening letter, whoever discovers the person concerned in writing the same so that they may be convicted shall receive 50 reward, signed the Isaac Boggis, Colster.-----Boggis this is to let you know that I will be dammed if I don't blow your brains out if ever you content to have a rowing mill, I have a great family and before I see them want I will be dammed if I don't blow you and your house and your family to hel fo no more than the truth. I remain your executor and now find out and I'll suffer but it shall not be for nothing.

May 22nd 1762

On Wednesday last, Thomas Parminter, servant to Samuel Fayres of Brent Ely was convicted before two Justices of the Peace for shooting at a flock of pigeons in the parish of Milden, killing three for which offence he will pay 20s for each pigeon for the poor of the parish according to statute.

June 5th 1762

This morning at 2 a dreadful fire broke out and burned down a house belonging to Robert Bloomfied of Mendlesham, Suffolk, but being discovered by some people up the end of the house timely assistance of the fire engine prevented it from going further, notwithstanding there were several old thatched house near, the wind being full on them at the time. It is supposed to have been set on fire by a candle set carelessly set upon a box under the thatch.

June 5th 1762

At the King's Head at Hornchurch, near Rumford, Essex. A cocking match between the Gentlemen of Essex and the Gentlemen of London. To shew 61 cocks on each side and fight for 5 guineas a battle and 50 on the odd battle, to be on the 7th-8th and 9th of June-to begin at 11 each day.

June 19th 1762

This is to desire all persons not to trust Elizabeth, wife of Strugen Drew late of Long Melford as he will not be willing to ay any debts she may contract from this date, signed Strugen Drew.

June 26th 1762

To be sold or lett at Hartest, Suffolk-a generally well accustomed windmill-dwelling house-a double tenement cottage some distance from the mill-barn and 7 acres. Enquire of Mr Flack or Mr Mills of Somerton.

June 26th 1762

Wanted a young fellow to hunt a pack of hounds-not to weigh above 12 stones-such a one that can be recommended may hear of a place by applying to Dods Coffee house in Ipswich.

July 17th 1762

At the general Quarter sessions held at Woodbridge-John Ganagan, gent, a midshipman belonging to the press gang which for a long time past have been on the Suffolk coast was committed to our gaol in order to take his trial at the next Assises at Bury charged with assaulting and levelling his pistol at John Paterson, labourer, whom they impressed and carried upon a tender.
At Beccles Sessions ,John Wayman, Gent, a Lieutenant of His Majesty's Navy and now commanding a press gang is standing charged and indicted before this court with violently assaulting and putting in irons Thomas Hawke of Beccles a person of property and divers breeches of the peace and other press gangs in the same county to the great terror of his Majesty's Liege people and any persons who shall beinjured by illegal proceedings or assauklt to apply to his Majesty's justices who will punish. James Anderson was also charged with same offence.
By the Court---Collet Cl-Pac.

July 24th 1762

To be sold an Estate called Sutton Hall near Bradfield Manger Inn in Suffolk-in good repair and rent of upwards of 134 per annum-containing 300 acres. Enquire of John How, tenant.

August 7tth 1762

Strayed out of the churchyard at St Mary's, Maldon, Essex. Dark coloured mare-14 hands-whoever signifies the same shall receive 2 guineas.

August 27th 1762

A few days since some fisher men going to get muscles at Bradwell Juxta mare in Essex stole some poultry belonging to a neighbouring farmer who seeing the villiens carry them off he went after them and offered to forgive them on payment of a fair market price which they refuse to do, the farmer took one by the collar, the fellows with him were exasperated at this treatment beat him so much that he died soon afterwards.
At the Coroner's inquest-wilful murder by persons unknown, diligent enquiries are being made.

September 4th 1762

It is heartily wished the master of a vessel lying off Mersey island on the 2nd of August will make diligent enquiries after the men who murdered the farmer, they went hastily to board a vessel that they left their hats behind.

September 11th 1762

On Monday-R.Rider-Samuel Barker-Thomas Wesfield and John Batten belonging to a cod smack were apprehended on suspicion of murdering the farmer at Mersey island and committed to Chelmsford gaol.
On examination Westfield deposed that he and Batten got to the boat in order to go on the vessel near an hour before the other two came and that just after he left them he heard the cry of murder. Barker asserted that he alone gave the farmer the blows that killed him, it was undesignnedly.

September 11th 1762

All persons indebted to Robert Butcher of Bulmer in Essex, farmer and malster are required to pay the debts to James and Robert Butcher.

September 18th 1762

To be sold at Gidding Hall farm near Felsham in Suffolk-all the farming stock of Widow Rindall-horse-carts-waggons-tumbrils-plows-harrows - rowls and all the household goods on October 5th.

September 18th 1762

A Petty Session for the hundred of Stow will be held at the Shepherd and Dog, Onehouse, near Stowmarket on Monday 11th October for hiring and retaining servants before John Edgar, chief constable. Dinner at one o' clock.

October 16th 1762

On Saturday last, Margery Beddingfield, widow and Richard Rince, husbandman, were committed to Ipswich gaol charged on oath of Enz. Clebond and Elizabeth Riches with suspicion of murdering John Beddingfield who was the husband of the widow and Richard Rince living as a servant with them.

October 30th 1762

On Wednesday last as Mr John Jewers farmer of Rovers Rye near Colchester was at dinner when he heard some people hunting hogs in an adjacent wood and went out in order to prevent them, he was found dead half an hour later, it is supposed from a apoplectic fit.

November 6th 1762

Bures bridge, near Sudbury has been washed away by the violence of the flood on Tuesday last. Notice is hereby given that no wheeled carriages can pass over the river Stour at that place. A new bridge will be erected as soon as possible.

November 13th 1762

To be sold-the leasehold Manor or Lordship of Dagworth with Sorrels near Stowmarket also the leasehold of a farm called Dagworth-212 acres, under a lease to Simon Cod at a yearly rent of 105.

November 13th 1762

Notice is hereby given that the bridge at Ford Street in Halsted road, Essex is greatly damaged by the flood and is taken up and will not passable for horses and carriages for a fortnight.

November 27th 1762

To be sold at Cavendish in Suffolk, a small farm called The Ark consisting of a dwelling house and barn-14 acres-now in occupationof Timothy Keys (all of which is copyhold at the will of the Lord).
Also at Brockley a farm consisting of a dwelling house-barn-stables-cow house-26 acres now occupied by Philip Hible.

December 4th 1762

To be sold or lett very cheaply a good well accustomed house called the Angel Inn standing in the market place in Sudbury on the turnpike road from Bury to London and is the occupation of Sarah Lawsell. The house contains 7 lower rooms-8 chambers-2 garrets and a good cellar which will hold 100 hogsheads-brewhouse-stabling for 24 horses. Apply to Sarah Lawsell of Branwhite Oliver, grocer of Sudbury.

December 18th 1762

All persons indebted to the estate of Mr Joseph Stammers, late of Foxearth are desired to pay their debts to Mrs Ester Stammers his widow and all persons having claim or demands on the said estate are desired forthwith to deliver their accounts to Ester Stammers or Thomas Richardson, attorney at law at Melford.

1763 Ipswich Journal newspaper archive

January 1st 1763

As two men were quarrelling one day last week at an alehouse in Stonedon, Essex, near Chipping Ongar, one struck the other a terrible blow with a bill on the head that his recovery is doubtful, the aggressor has since fled.

January 1st 1763

Two disbanded militiamen have robbed a poor labouring man of 11s near Rumford Gallows.

January 1st 1763

Whereas several hounds of Mr William Moseley of Fornham All Saints, Suffolk ,to the number of 13 couple have died suddenly, to wit nine couple last summer season and a fortnight ago four couple. There is great reason to believe all were poisoned by some wicked person or persons, the said Mr Moseley for discovery thereof doth hereby promise a reward of 20 guineas to any person who informs on this vile person who performed this vile act.

January 22nd 1763

We hear that 13 boys were sliding last Thursday at Weatherfield in Essex on a mill dam, the ice was broken by the miller who suddenly drew up the sluices and they were all drowned.

January 22nd 1763

To be sold-a broad wheeled wagon or the carriage and wheels only which are only a little worse for use also a quartering wagon with iron axles and new wheels. Enquiries to William Woosley, wheeler, of Stoke or to Thomas Maston, blacksmith of Clare.

January 29th 1763

Since I last wrote I have the story of the 13 boys with many probable circumstances. People far and near supposed went to see them buried and that three were brothers. Mr Griggs the Coroner went over but it proves an absolute falsehood.

February 5th 1763

There will be wanting at Lady Day next at Hedingham Castle, Essex, a man and wife to look after a workhouse, the employment of the poor is carding and spinning.

February 26th 1763

Notice is given that a main of 31 cocks will be fought at the Three Tuns at Bury between the gentlemen of Suffolk and of Bury. To be fought for at 4 guineas a battle and 20 the odd.

February 26th 1763

To cover this season at Chadacre Hall near Long Melford-A Barb, (is it a Barbary Ass ?) at one guinea a leap and half a crown for the servant. It was sent from the Bey of Algiers as a present to an officer of distinction at Gibraltar, he was brought in on the Neptune man of war last September and is thought by judges to be the strongest foreign horse in the Kingdom.

February 26th 1763

Yesterday, Sarah Knights was committed to Ipswich gaol charged with concealing her dead bastard child at the parish of St Andrew Ilketshall, Suffolk.

February 26th 1763

It is said that Bamber Gascoyne, member for Maldon in Essex will shortly be appointed one of the commissioners of trade and plantations.

March 12th 1763

Stolen from Widow Appleton's at Cockfield, Suffolk - a custard coloured yellow dun stag with a scar'd neck out left. Information to William Rufe, upon conviction they will receive 10. N.B. If two or more were concerned the one who will turn evidence will receive the reward and acquitted.

March 12th 1763

At Chelmsford Assizes-RD Rider and Samuel Barker were found guilty of the murder of Thomas Elliston and ordered to be executed on Saturday and afterwards anatomized. Six other people were capitally convicted. One for attempted sodomy and was ordered to stand in the pillory. One transported for 14 years. Four for seven years. Two were acquitted. Two to remain in gaol. Two to be burnt in the hand..

March 19th 1763

Rider and Barker who received the death sentence at Chelmsford were respited till April 7th.

March 19th 1763

At Bury Assizes-Margery Beddingfield, widow and R. Ringe, husbandman were found guilty of the murder of John Beddingfield of Sternfield. The woman was sentenced to be burnt and the man to be hung and anatomised. John Culling received the sentence of death for committing sodomy on the body of John Chattin, a boy of 11 years. Mones Dorling (an old convict) to be transported for life. Four other persons were acquitted.

April 2nd 1763

We hear that the execution of Richard Ringe and Margery Beddingfield is deferred till Friday next when they are to suffer here at Bury, he has confessed that he murdered John Beddingfield, his master, by strangling him while he was asleep after the family was in bed, he was opportuned by his mistress who promised him marriage as soon as he destroyed her husband. John Culling who was capitally convicted of sodomy lies dangerously ill with small pox at Bury.

April 2nd 1763

Ipswich-On Monday two companies of Highlanders landed at Shotley and marched into the town.

April 9th 1763

This day Margery Beddingfield and Richard Ringe were drawn on a sledge to the place of execution (Rushmere) where she was strangled and burnt and he was hanged, they died penitent.

April 9th 1763

Last Monday Daniel Lobley was conveyed to Stratford to stand on the pillory there (for attempting to commit sodomy) according to his sentence at the last Assizes, before he had stood half the time he was killed by the mob. At the inquest there was a verdict of wilful murder, one person is in custody and a warrant issued for several other persons.

April 9th 1763

Rider and Barker who were condemned for the murder of Thomas Elliston have received His Majesty's free pardon.

April 9th 1763

This day is published at three half-pence the genuine confessions of Richard Ringe of the murder of Mr Beddingfield (signed by his own hand) and of Margery Beddingfield who were executed at Rushmere on April 8th.

April 23rd 1763

Some drovers who bought some grass of the meadows belonging to Mr John Stow at Sudbury at the latter end of the summer, they went away and left a grey mare in a meadow and have not applied for her, it is desired the person who left the mare take her away and pay for her keep or she will be sold.

May 7th 1763

To be let-The Kings Arms in Halsted, Essex---a genteel house fitted with a good dining room- lodging rooms-stabling for 20 horses. To be valued by two indifferent people.

May 7th 1763

To be sold at the Pound Farm in Gestingthorp near Hedingham Castle, Essex-a compleat bay-brown coach gelding with a star in forehead and a little white on the two front feet, five years old. Likewise a pair of geldings of the same kind.

May 7th 1763

Cocking at the Three Tuns at Halesworth on Tuesday week between the gentlemen of Suffolk and the gentlemen of Norfolk---shewing 31 mains on each side for 4 guineas a battle and 20 the odd. ( Folkard and Hawke) (feeders )

May 7th 1763

We hear from Hundon in Suffolk that a servant of the Rev Bridgeman on firing a pistol the barrel burst and fractured his skull in a terrible manner that he died on Sunday last.

May 7th 1763

Wanted at Little Waldingfield, Sudbury, Suffolk, a compleat man's taylor for a foreman, no wages will be refused for a steady good hand, he may board in my house or as he likes, I had rather give him 8s a week and board than less.

May 7th 1763

Wanted in Sudbury, Suffolk-an apprentice for the baking business-apply Benjamin Summerset, Gaol Street.

August 6th 1763

At Bury Assizes, John Culling who was convicted of sodomy at the Lent Assizes, has received from His Majesty, a free pardon.

August 6th 1763

To be sold to the best bidder by inch of the candle on the 29th of August-at the Custom House in Harwich, Essex-upwards of 1100 gallons of foreign brandy.

August 6th 1763

Notice is given there will be a large shew of lambs and sheep, the property of the growers in the neighbourhood at William Rowells at the Green Man in Tunstall, Suffolk.

August 27th 1763

All persons indebted to the estate of Jeffery Ruffle of Wickham St Pauls, Essex are desired to pay their debts to Edward Walker of Gestingthorpe, his executor.

October 29th 1763

The Manor and Woods of Twinsted Hall, Essex which is frequently trespassed and damage has been done for a long time in the above by many trespassers for a long time by many persons unduly qualified and unfairly sporting therein and by breaking down fences, disturbing cattle, damaging young trees-Notice is hereby given that a reward of one guinea will be given for the discovery of any persons taking wood, killing game, hares or partridges-placing snares-nets,--- for killing pheasants a reward of two guineas will be given. Also a handsome reward will be given for information on persons being unlawfully abroad in the above woods with dogs, guns and nets.

November 5th 1763

The famous John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancasser made the following will which is apprehended to be valid.
I John of Gaunt
Do give and graunt
To Roger Burgoyne
And the heirs of his loyne
All Sutton and Potton
Until the world's rotten

Sutton and Potton in Bedfordshire are the estate of Sir Robert Burgoyne Bart.

November 5th 1763

Last week Martha Robinson of Great Blakenham was convicted and committed to Ipswich Bridewell for false reeling.

November 12th 1763

Lost from James Masker's in Hartest near Glemsford in Suffolk, a greyhound puppy about five months old, all white, whoever produces the same will have half a guinea.

November 12th 1763

Baptist Spinluff, surgeon of Sible Hedingham, Essex, being encouraged by the great success he has met with in the practice of innoculation has fitted up a house which all Ladies and Gentlemen who commit themselves to his care can be accommodated with every necessity (tea and wine excepted) at five guineas per month.

November 12th 1763

We the poor prisoners in Bury gaol return our most hearty thanks to Sir William Bunbury for the two guineas sent by him to be distributed among us.

November 12th 1763

Funerals completely furnished by Thomas Studd of Lavenham. A new velvet pall to let.

December 16th 1763

Died last week in Oakley, Suffolk, a woman who three months ago received a bite from a mad dog, she was for a week before she died in extreme agony, she was not prevented from biting her hus band who is now in the hands of a skilful apothecary in Diss.

December 16th 1763

Baptist Spinluff of Sible Hedingham, Essex says he has been falsely accused of losing a patient but deceased had been inoculated by a neighbouring gentleman of the faculty.

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January 14th 1764

To be sold or let in Glemsford, Suffolk-an exceedingly good windmill which has been built within three years-with two pairs of stones-a boulting mill-cloths-scales-weights and everything to the said windmill, also a house to let for a large family or a small one. Enquire of Thomas Watson.

January 14th 1764

Yesterday a mail arrived from New York-----New York, December 5th. The following affair lately happened at Esopus, two Negro fellows of the place having paid their addresses to a wench in the neighbourhood, one of them went to the wench's master's house in the night and finding the other fellow in bed with her and both asleep he cut off their heads with an axe then hung himself.

February 4th 1764

The society for the encouragement of arts and manufacturing have offered 50 to any person who will build the best drill plough that will drill and sow and cover up the corn at the same time being improvement on such drills and plough already used. We hear that several of our best workmen in the neighbourhood have proposed to try and find the problem.

February 4th 1764

To lett-a farm called Chippley Abbey in Postlingford, Suffolk. 345 acres.

February 4th 1764

Whereas a great number of hares were taken by snares and nets on the 6th of January by some idle disorderly persons in a wood called Park Wood in Polsted, Suffolk, belonging to William Beale Brand I hearby offer a reward of 10 guineas over and above allowed by the act of Parliament to any who will discover the accomplices and to bring them to justice. William Beal Brand.

February 18th 1764

Mary Taylor who was committed to Ipswich gaol on the 1st on suspicion of stealing 25 11s 6d from James Massers has been discharged, the money having been found in his house.

March 17th 1764

To be sold at Stanstead, Suffolk, a farm in occupation of Elizabeth Cadge, widow. Enquiries to John Plampin of Chadacre Hall.

March 17th 1764

Ipswich market---Red wheat to 39s-Rye to 23s-Barley to 23s-Peas to 20s-Oats to 18s.

June 9th 1764

The Lavenham machine sets out from the Swan Inn at Lavenham on Monday-Wednesday-Friday, to the Spread Eagle Inn in Gracechurch street in London, returning to Lavenham on Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday at 11s per passenger who are allowed 20lbs in weight and above at 1s a score-outsides and children in lap at half price-coach sets out from Lavenham at 5 in the morning and from London at 6 in the morning.

June 9th 1764

Fire broke out at about 10 at night at a farmhouse in West Stow near Bury, in a short time it consumed the same with a barn and stables, the family had a narrow escape from the flames, a young woman jumped of a window and was much bruised by the fall.

June 9th 1764

On the 10th of July a match of cocks will be fought at the Kings Head, in the Market Place in Ipswich, between the gentlemen of this town and gentlemen of this county. To shew 31 cocks and fight at 2 guineas a battle and 20 the main, the cocks will be pitted at 11 and again as soon as the race is over. Dinner at 2, all gentlemen that favour me with their company may depend on genteal treatment by their humble servant Robert Acfield.---Feeders Swan and Folkard.

June 9th 1764

To be sold on the 28th of June at the Guildhall in London before the Commissioners of Bankruptcy awarded against Burkitt Fenn of the Cornhill, London-divers freehold-copyhold and leasehold estate of Burkitt Fenn situated in the town of Sudbury, several in the parish of Great Waldingfield, Cornard and Bullmore and in Holbrook and Stutton in Suffolk.

June 23rd 1764

Died at his seat in Little Glenham, Suffolk, Dudley North.

June 23rd 1764

To be sold at the Butcher's Arms at Stamborn in Essex on the 2nd of July-a small farm with dwelling house-barn-stable and 20 acres.

June 23rd 1764

Philadelphia, America. May 24th-On Saturday last came to this town a girl of about 16 years who has been a prisoner amongst the Indians of the upper parts of Sesquehannah for some years past, she says there are a great number of Indians in the town where she was at and a great number of white prisoners, when the Indians heard of the massacre of Indians at Lancaster they were extremely enraged, the squaws all night were tearing their hair and the warriors promised revenge, they began to be very cross with the prisoners on which she and two others protected to escape and having for their subsistence on the way they stole some of their green powder, they left about three weeks since, running all night and hiding in the day, when they came to the Foot Hills the young man and woman left to go to the German Flats and she came hither. Her name is Sally Wilkins and she was taken from a place called Guinea in Northampton County about 20 miles above the Wind Gap and that she has a brother who was taken with her but has not heard of him since. The green powder she says is composed of Indian meal, some dried roots and herbs and a good deal of salt, a spoonful a day is sufficient for one person to keep him from hunger but makes them very thirsty making them drink a good deal of water, this powder is found in woods has been all her subsistence on the journey and she looks pretty well.

July 7th 1764

Last week a servant of William Corbould of Oakley near Ipswich was convicted of driving geese in the parish of Bramford upon the Lord's day and paid the penalty of 20s.

July 28th 1764

We hear that four companies of the 5th Battallion of the Royal Regiment off Artillery will speedily embark from Woolwich for America.

July 28th 1764

Last Saturday, a mason's labourer at Bungay fell from a ladder three stories high, he broke his thigh and died on Monday.

July 28th 1764

Last Monday a man named as Robert Firmin of Rushbrook was driving a waggon from Bury when the horses took fright, after the waggon going over him he died a few hours later.

July 28th 1764

A few days ago, Gabriel Cole a bricklayer of Brentwood, Essex drunk 11 quarters of gin within an hour but attempting to drink a 12th he expired.

August 18th 1764

Last Monday night, Mr Woods, a farmer from Westleton, Suffolk, was killed by falling from his horse.

September 1st 1764

Whereas Job Boreham and Elizabeth his wife of Stansfield in Suffolk have absented themselves from the parish after being charged by the Coroner's Inquest on Friday last with the wilful murder of their female infant child. Whoever apprehends them shall receive all reasonable charges. Job Boreham is at 5ft 3" high with a brown wig, he is upwards of 60 years, his wife is a low woman of about 24 years.

September 1st 1764

Last Wednesday John Cracknell of Sible Hedingham was convicted and paid 10s for riding his waggon near this town without having a person on foot to guide the same.

September 1st 1764

Strayed off Cavendish Green on the 27th of August, a black well made cart horse about 14 hands high, 8 years old, blind on off eye, small star, two white heels behind, dock'd short but when lost a swish tail and hanging mane lately a fistula (not quite well) on offside, seared on both sides of weathers, a little lame from want of a shoeing, whoever gives information to Daniel Offord, miller of Cavendish, shall receive guinea.

September 8th 1764

On Saturday last as Mr Selsby, a farmer of Thwaite was returning from Ipswich with a wagon when he fell under a wheel, he died in half an hour, it is supposed he fell off the shafts where he had been seen riding.

September 8th 1764

On Friday a smuggling cutter was driven ashore near Sizewell Gap which officers of Aldeburgh seized 25 halves of brandy and Geneva-5cwt of tea-2-3 cwt of coffee.

September 29th 1764

On Sunday last-Died in his 90 year, Roger Kerington of Waldingfield.

September 29th 1764

Last week a man and his wife falling into discourse with a grazier at Parham Fair, the husband offered his wife in exchange for an ox provided he would let him choose one out of his drove, the grazier accepted the proposal and the wife readily agreed, accordingly they met the next day and she was delivered with a new halter round her neck and the husband received the bullock which he sold for 6 guineas, it is said the wife has since returned to her husband, they had been married about 10 years.

December 1st 1764

Yesterday one Robert Cole was digging a well at Sweffling, Suffolk when the earth gave way falling on him and killing him.

December 1st 1764

Last week Mr Knox of Little Welnetham was found drowned in Southgate Water.

December 15th 1764

To be sold to the best bidder by inch of the candle at the Custom House at Colchester-several large and small casks and stone bottles containing upwards of 1500 gallons of foreign brandy, rum and Geneva.

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January 1st 1765

To be let in Gt Thurloe and Hundon in Suffolk-several good arable farms with good and sufficient houses-barns and other buildings. One farm of 192 acres-one of 254 acres and one of 312 acres. 
Enquiries to Gt Thurloe Hall.

January 1st 1765

Lavenham-December 19th 1764. The wool hall in this town having been discontinued since the death of the factor, Mr Webb, all wool traders in the neighbourhood having ever since been very desirious of having it re-established in a place conveniently situated for them.
We whose names are unto set have engaged a partnership for the purpose and we have provided exceedingly good commodious lodgings for wool and every other article necessary we have good reason to expect a resort of wool buying and give constant attention to their interests. 
Philip Sturgeon and William Branwhite.

January 12th 1765

To be sold at Bures Hamlet, Essex-300 oak timbers-50 elms and some ash. Enquiries of H. Woolman of Bures Hamlet.

January 12th 1765

On Saturday last, Robert Meek, labourer of Homersfield, Suffolk, was committed to Ipswich gaol on suspicion of stealing one ewe shearling, the property of James Moyse of Homersfield, 
He has confessed.

January 12th 1765

Yesterday as two gentlemen who had been shooting called at Freston, Ipswich, to refresh themselves when one set his gun by the settle in the kitchen, a pointer dog beat down on the gun when it went off and killed another dog that was lying between the legs of the landlord, several shots went through his wife's petticoat who was sitting behind a child who was very near the muzzle but providentially no person received hurt.

February 9th 1765

From New York---General Gage has formed a scheme of taking a regiment of Indian warriors clothed and accoutered in the English manner, several Indians thus equipped are apparently very proud and it is proposed that a uniform of the chiefs should be magnificent.

February 9th 1765

We hear a fire broke out at Mr Stutters farm at Stanningfield, Suffolk and entirely consumed the barn, stables and outhouses with the corn and six horses, it was occasioned by a boy carrying a candle to look after the horses.

February 9th 1765

Last Monday, Jonathan Frost, labourer, late of Alphampstone, Essex, was committed to Chelmsford gaol on suspicion of stealing one fat weather sheep the property of Samuel Peake of Alphampstone.

March 2nd 1765

To be sold by auction by Henry Steward on Friday the 15th of March 1765. Freehold estate situated in Foxhearth, Essex, within three miles of Sudbury. Now in occupation of Jonathan Adkin and under tenants at a ancient rent of 10 10s a year-considerable dwelling house divided into two tenements-large yards-good malting offices with lead cistern-12 coomb steep-malt mill-malt house-exceedingly good barns and plowed field adjoining with many good pollard and and ash trees. The above estate is subject to outgoing free rent of 4d a year. 
Likewise a copyhold estate in Foxhearth consisting of a good house divided into two tenements with orchards and fruit trees now in occupation of Isaac Ling and under tenants-yearly rent of 3 10s-fine at the will of the Lord subject to outgoing rent of 1s yearly. 
The sale will be at the sign of the Ship in Bury. For particulars enquire of Mr Dearfly of Foxhearth.

March 2nd 1765

To be let---Melford Place, late seat of Sir Roger Martin Bart. Deceased, with yards, gardens etc with about 20 acres of rich pasture meadow adjoining. Note, the Royalty of the Manor of Stansted (if desired) can be had with it. Enquiries to Thomas Parker at Lord Spencers in Old Park Place, St. James, or to John Bigg of Glemsford.

April 6th 1765

Last week, Charles Dison of Lidgate, Suffolk was killed by a wagon going over his body. 
Accidental death.

April 23rd 1765

Last Wednesday night at about 11 a fire broke out at a stable belonging to the King's Arms at Stratford which in a short time reduced it to ashes, four horses were likewise consumed by the flames, three which were worth 50 belonged to Mr Harris of Ipswich and were being used to convey the post coach from thence to Colchester.

April 23rd 1765

Mr Hawes, surgeon of Cavendish, takes this method to acquaint his friends and the publick that he has provided himself with houses comfortably situated for inoculation of the small pox and shall receive persons from the 10th of April and on terms reasonable as can be affected.

April 23rd 1765

Last week a bull of four years was killed by Mr Higham, butcher of Bramfield, Suffolk, the loaf of fat weighed 120 lbs.

April 23rd 1765

To be let-the ancient publick house called the Fox in Ballingdon, Essex, now in occupation of John Burton who is leaving the business in order to enlarge his present branch of the woollen manufacture, also a good malting.

May 11th 1765

Yesterday was brought to the Custom House at Woodbridge-70 half anchors of Geneva together with 400 wt of tea which was found buried on the beach at Hollesly beach.

May 11th 1765

To be let-the Shoulder of Mutton Inn in the High street, Lavenham.

May 11th 1765

Wanted immediately-a man between 30-50 who can overlook the workmen on a farm at 200 a year, he must understand ploughing and sowing and see that they doth do their duty and on occasions work with them, he must be able to write and know a little about accounts, no objections to him being married but no small children. Such a man can hear of a place by applying to Thomas Goddard at Sudbury, Suffolk. A cook that can milk, a gardener and a stable boy that can ride postillion may hear of a place at the same.

May 18th 1765

To be sold-an undivided 4th part of all the messuage and farm called Reeves with about 50 acres, all exceedingly good land belonging to the same and proper out offices situated in Otter Belchamp in Essex, the 4th part is in the occupation of Joseph Gibbins as tenant of will at an old rent of 6 10s yearly. Enquiries to Mr Gibbon, surgeon of Sudbury.

June 15th 1765

Married----last Thursday at Acton, Suffolk-William Kedington to Miss Judith Kedington of the same place.

June 15th 1765

Prisoners in Bury Gaol---Thomas Watkinson, victualler of Glemsford----Charles Webb of Alpheton, formerly of Owsden-William Snell of Melford---Thomas Lusher of Fakenham Great----Thomas Rushbank of Wetherden-John Read of Kennet.

June 15th 1765

We are informed a great number of horses have been killed by the excessive heat, on Monday two horses in different machines dropped dead between Chelmsford and London and a gentleman of Bath informs us that five horses were killed on Sunday between Bath and London.

June 15th 1765

Strayed into the grounds of Peacocks Hall in Lt Cornard, Suffolk, a bay horse of 14 hands-cut tail-hanging mane, if the rightful owner comes he may by paying charges for keep, have him.

July 6th 1765

Last Friday, Susan, wife of John Gutteridge of Hadleigh was delivered by Mr Barnes of three children, the two first born were adjoined together from the breast to the umbilical vessels, they died almost immediately, the other, a little girl lived eight hours.

July 6th 1765

Last Monday, Mary Wyatt of Sudbury, aged 19 years, was sent to Bury gaol on violent suspicion of murdering her bastard child.

July 13th 1765

To the Printers of the Ipswich Journal. 

Sir, I am persuaded nothing can be more conductive to harmony and good order of mankind in country families than due observation and knowledge of laws already made between master and servant, especially in husbandry and would be effectual means to correct the abuses of both did each individual but know his duty, the magistrates thereby would not often (in their hours of leisure) be intruded upon by ignorant and insulting labourers at this busy time of hayseal and harvest nor encroaching master exact upon the labourer about work hours. 
The excellent law of 5th Elizabeth was made to prevent all disputes between both sorts of persons, I am apt to believe very little is known by either, therefore you would certainly be an instrument of doing your countrymen a great service within the circulation of your paper. 
yours 
Ruricola Suffoleciencis

 By the 5th Elizabeth capt.4-6. The working hours of those that work by day or week shall be from the middle of March to mid September from 5 in the morning till an hour before 7 in the evening except 2 hours allowed for breakfast, dinner and drinking also an hour for sleeping. 
From the middle of May to the middle of August and all the rest of the year from twilight to twilight except 1 hours for meals on pain of a penny for every hour absent. 
None that takes work by the great or piece shall leave the same before it is finished except for non payment of wages-the Kings service-or other lawful cause on pain of imprisonment.

July 13th 1765

This is to inform the publick whereas I Richard Garret of Woodbridge in Suffolk, a bladesmith having always stamped my sickles and other edge tools with my name R.Garret, using the best of steel and great care in workmanship have a large demand for my wares especially sickles and hoes but my name has of late been counterfeited and stamped on sickles and hoes by some bad persons in or near Sheffield in Yorkshire and been sold by wholesale to several shops in Suffolk and Norfolk at 10s a dozen with sickles and hoes retailing at 18d each to farmers and labourers, such should not be sold for more than 14d each and sufficient profit for an honest man, now to prevent such imposition on the publick I have added a star to my former mark on my sickles and shall resolve the law should determine if such makers have the right to act as above. R. Garret. (Is this the same family of the Leiston works? G.H.)

July 13th 1765

Cocking at the Cock and Pye, Ipswich. A main of cocks will be fought on the 16-17-18th of July during the races between the gentlemen of the town and the gentlemen of the country, to shew 31 pairs and 10 byes for 2 guineas each and 20 the odd. The cocks to be pitted each morning at 11 and immediately after the race. 
All will be welcome, 
from your humble servant, Thomas Jackson.

July 13th 1765

To be sold---The Publick Inn called the Red Lyon in Laxfield, Suffolk.

July 20th 1765

On Sunday last the Rev and Mrs White of Stratford were robbed between Stratford and Holton by two highway men mounted on a bay horse and decently dressed in cinnamon coloured clothes, one had a stammer in speech.

July 20th 1765

To be sold an Estate situated in Chilton Street near Clare called Chilton Hall which is let at 100 a year, containing 243 acres and Motts Farm at 55 yearly containing 52 acres and three cottages in the same street.

July 20th 1765

Last week one Mary Beards of Lavenheath (or Leadenheath) in the parish of Stoke in Suffolk went out of her mother's house at about 12 at night and run a small penknife into her throat close to the windpipe, she was found by some men going to work who carried her home, a surgeon dressed her wound and she is recovering, it is thought it is the result of a love affair.

July 20th 1765

Inquest on the body of Ambrose Mascall, servant to John Cooper of Gt Cornard, Suffolk who was killed by a waggon going over him, this happened by being beat down by a horse he had a hold of in turning the corner up Black Boy lane near Botolphs gate in Colchester.

July 20th 1765

To be seen near the market place in Ipswich-a beautiful large ox the property of Mr Ant Mills, butcher, who bought it to be weighed alive, his exact weight was 243 stones at 14lb a stone, he was bred by John Wallet of Long Sutton in Lincolnshire and is allowed by the best judges to be the fattest finest ox that ever was in England.

July 27th 1765

On Saturday last a man was killed by a fall of earth while working in a clay pit in Thorington in Suffolk, the earth caving in on him.

July 27th 1765

They write from Penfacola, America, that white servants are so very scarce in both Florida's as to lay the merchants and planters under great inconveniences and expense on which account application is ordered by their agents at home that British convicts be transported there instead of Maryland and New England.

July 27th 1765

At Bury Assizes---
Robert Meek-Robert Theobald and William Blake to be transported for 14 years-John Hutsing for stealing wearing apparel from Mary Earl at Hartest, 7 years transportation.-John Sarjeant for horse stealing-acquitted but ordered to be whipped twice in prison for two other felonies.

August 10th 1765

Last Saturday, Edward Hayward, servant of Golding Ruffle of Lt Cornard was convicted by the Mayor of Sudbury and fined 20s for refusing to make way for the chariot of Edward Andrews, Esq.

August 10th 1765

Last Friday, William Woodhall of Halsted, Essex was married to Mrs Jane Brown of Gains Colne in Essex.

August 10th 1765

At Ipswich yesterday Daniel Manning and Benjamin Preston of Theberton and James Strewger of Wenhaston Carter were brought to Ipswich gaol by a small party of the light horse for feloniously pulling down a building at Bulcamp, Suffolk, called The House of The Poor.

August 10th 1765

The Lords and Ladies of Alpheton Hall in Suffolk have given me proper authority for preserving game upon the same Manor. I give notice that all unqualified persons sporting or destroying game there will be prosecuted and poachers will be tried with the utmost severity of the law. John Fiske.

October 19th 1765

Last Friday brought to the customs house at Woodbridge---254 gallons of brandy-a small quantity of china, which was taken off the marshes near Alderton.

October 19th 1765

Last week as some people were emptying water out of a fish-pond near Rattenden Place in Essex, they found two human skeletons and several bones lying in the bottom and one skull which was perfect, it is not known how they got there.

November 16th 1765

Wheat at Ipswich Quay to 40s---barley to 24s---oats to 19s-beans to 29s.

November 16th 1765

The Rev Mr Lovekin is chosen Rector of Colne Engayae in Essex.

December 14th 1765

Giles Philips, late of Ipswich has died at Pensa-Cola in West Florida on the 9th of August last. None of the people this gentleman engaged to settle on land granted him in America to settle on have returned, 30 are supposed to have drowned in their passage thither as no ship nor have they been heard of since leaving London.

December 28th 1765

Last Friday, William Eledon of Maplestead, Essex was committed to Chelmsford gaol on suspicion of stealing a ewe sheep.

1766 Ipswich Journal newspaper archive

January 4th 1766

Whereas Peter Coult, husbandman of the parish of Beaumont near Thorpeness, labourer, having a wife and four children. I hereby offer a reward of one guinea to any person giving information of him so that he may be apprehended to Adam H. Annis of Old More-Hall in Bury. Peter Coult is about 5ft 8" and walks remarkably wide-brown complextion with own hair.

January 4th 1766

Richard Rofe the younger of the parish of Hawkedon, Suffolk, butcher did absent himself from work, if any person will apprehend him and bring him to Hawkedon they will be well rewarded, signed William Gilly, Thomas Simpson, churchwardens-John Hanington and John Pettit, (overseers). Richard Rofe is a black fellow, swarthy, tall, with lank black hair, he is about 5ft-6ft and about 22 years.

January 4th 1766

Copyhold farm in Stansted, adjoining Melford,Suffolk, to be sold-malting offices-15-14 coomb steep-arable and pasture - 55 acres. The farm is on a lease of 46 per annum with 19 years to come. Fine at will of the Lord. Enquire of Mr Nice tenant or John Brewster of Melford or Toll Bacon of Melford, attorney at law.

January 11th 1766

Yesterday, two officers belonging to the custom house at Woodbridge, Suffolk, seized 9 horses loaded with brandy and tea near Shottisham, Suffolk, the smugglers escaped not being able to ride away they dismounted and ran away.

January 11th 1766

Whereas Fraser Honeywood, deceased left 20,000 to be disposed off among relations. One Elizabeth Honeywood from some part of the county of Suffolk, married William Simpson of Lawshall. N.B. about 1630 and left Mary Simpson who lived with the family of Honeywood's and married from thence to Robert Rolfe of Lawshall. If any clergyman in the county of Suffolk will be so kind as to examine their registers and find out where Elizabeth Honeywood was born also where Robert Rolph and Mary Simpson were married, a handsome gratuity will be paid.

January 18th 1766

On Saturday, 35 half anchors of Geneva and rum were seized at Gt Oakley in Essex and brought into the custom house at Harwich.

January 25th 1766

Whereas I Josiah Sharsfield of Melford, Sudbury, in a publick manner declared that Mordica Reynolds and Thomas Gibling of Shimpling on the King's highway did stop and rob a man of one sixty and thirty one seven and twenty and a half guineas. I now hereby acknowledge what is false and without foundation and do heartily ask pardon from the said. As witness my hand on the 10th of January, Josiah Sharsfield.

January 25th 1766

To be sold within one mile of Ipswich from now till Christmas, the milk of ten cows. Enquiries at Red House. Also to be sold a good cow or two with two calves by their sides.

January 25th 1766

Lost, supposed stolen at the latter part of last month at Elmsett, a boar pig about three months old of the Portugal breed. For the discovery to convict of any person who communicated the fact a half guinea will be paid, this is the second pig I have lost within a year. Richards Glanvill.

February 8th 1766

On Sunday evening at about 7 a servant of Mr Elwer of Spexhall in Suffolk was returning from Halesworth when he was stopped by two foot-pads who demanded money and his watch or they would blow his brains out, the man made some resistance and one of the men tried to stab him in the breast with a knife which penetrated his coat and waistcoat but luckily it did no harm, he clapped his spurs to his horse and beat the fellow down and rode off.

February 21st 1766

(February ?) This morning Joshua Flack of Stowmarket was knocked off his horse and robbed of 12 by two foot-pads near the three mile stone between Stowmarket and Bury.

March 1st 1766

On Tuesday sen'night, Mr Barwick of Coolidge was attacked by foot-pads in great coats between Newmarket and his home, he had a long scuffle but escaped being robbed by a very spirited mare.

March 29th 1766

On Tuesday last, the Rev John Bell was instituted to the vicarage of Poslingford in Suffolk on the presentation of George Golding esq.

April 5th 1766

Run Away from John Simpson at Henley in Suffolk---Nathaniel Flurry, a servant of about 20 years, 5ft 9"-own hair of light sandy colour. If he thinks it proper to return to his master and humble himself he will be kindly received, if not whoever harbours him or employs him will be proceeded against by the law

May 3rd 1766

Mr Hawes of Cavendish begs leave to acquaint his friends and the publick that he continues his practice of inoculation with more desirable success. The terms for gentlemen and ladies are 5 guineas a month-people of middling circumstances-- children-upper servants-4 guineas-for lower classes of servants-3 guineas. They will be provided with everything necessary except wine and tea and sugar.

May 3rd 1766

Peter Mannings boarding school at Melford. It has been stated without the least foundation falsely propagated in the town of Melford that I do not teach arithmetic to the detriment of my school, this is to inform the publick that I instruct youth in vulgar and decimal fractions, square roots mensuration on reasonable terms.

May 4th 1766

Melford Horse Fair will be kept at the usual place on Thursday in Whitsun week, there will be a very large shew of horses, colts and other cattle. There will be a good ordinary at the Black Lion exactly at two, all gentlemen and others shall meet with a hearty welcome from their humble servant, Ann Brome. N.B.-The horse fair will be kept annually on the above mentioned date in Whitsun week at the same place, the peddling will be on Tuesday week, the same week as usual and it is expected that all the stalls will be taken down on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

June 7th 1766

On Saturday last as one Mr Finch, a corn factor of Baythorn End in Suffolk was throwing a net into the river Stour when he fell in with such force that his head stuck in the mud in which situation he drowned.

June 7th 1766

Thomas Albon junior takes this opportunity to acquaint the publick that he has taken the George Inn in Glemsford where he has a large stock of beer both of old and dashing which he intends to sell by the hogshead or smaller quantities, such people as chuse to make a trial may depend on being well used by their humble servant.

June 28th 1766

Last Monday a smuggling boat was brought into Harwich harbour by one of his Majesty's schooner's having on board 113 half anker of brand, geneva and 140lbs of tea.

July 5th 1766

Died last week-The Rev Bridgeman, rector of Shimpling and Barnardiston, Suffolk.

July 12th 1766

On Tuesday last the Rev Lawrence Gibbs was instituted to the rectory of Brockdish, Suffolk.

July 19th 1766

On Wednesday, Mary Stacy, servant of Mr Pin Brazier in Dove Lane, Norwich, was committed to gaol on suspicion of murdering her new born infant by cutting it's throat from ear to ear. On the same day the inquest was held on the said infant and brought in a verdict of wilful murder against the said Mary Stacy.

July 19th 1766

On Tuesday last the Rev Young of Earls Coln was thrown out of his chaise, the wheels going over him and breaking his ribs.

July 19th 1766

To be lett at Sudbury the White Hart Inn, an antient roadhouse newly fronted, it stands in full view of the market place and joins two great roads that go through the town, it has four parlours, partly wainscoated and hung with paper-6 chambers-godd assembly room-4 garrets-bar room-large kitchen-stabling for 30-40 horses. Enquire of Mr Barnard. N. B. The new Bury machine breakfasts and dines 3 times in a week there.

July 19th 1766

To be lett a farm called Purton Hall, Starsfield, Suffolk-about 200 acres, it will be a great advantage to a skilful farmer who has 400 to command, the above farm is lett to John Pledger of Stradishall who is since rendered incapable of carrying on since injury received from a tumbrel. Enquire of him or John Bigg of Glemsford.

August 2th 1766

Extract from a letter received from Fort Detroit, America. Dated April 30th---Three young Poutewatamis of St Joseph, one of who is a chief's son came here about a month ago and killed and scalped two soldiers belonging to this garrison.

August 2th 1766

Sarah Booth for robbing the shop of her master, Mr Grimsby of Laxfield and Sarah Booth her mother being an accomplice and Samuel Gilman for robbing the dwelling house of his master Thomas Miller of Pakenham, to be transported for 7 years.

August 2th 1766

There was an melancholy accident at Dedham in Essex on Monday last, a boy and girl under 10 years drunk about a pint of brandy out of a bottle while the unlucky parents were absent, one died the same evening and the other the next morning.

August 2th 1766

On Wednesday a clergyman was committed to Chelmsford gaol charged by his own confession and others corroborating evidence of marrying a minor without the permission of the father or publick banns.

September 6th 1766

The game upon the Manor of Wrentham, Suffolk, having been destroyed by poachers, notice is hereby given that anyone found sporting therein will be prosecuted.

September 6th 1766

To be sold, a freehold estate in Sudbury and Gt Cornard called the Malden Grey consisting of a messuage-barn-stables, in good repair and of three enclosures upon which is a large chalk pit and a great quantity of fruit trees, the chalk pit and the piece of ground adjoining is under lease to Mark Mills for about 9 years at 8 a year, the messuage and buildings are under lease to John Chinery for 9 years.

September 17th 7166

There will be a Petty Sessions for the Hundred of Hinchford at the Cock and Blackbirds in Bulmere on the Thursday the 15th of this instant September, for the retaining and hiring of servants. By Wald Brewester, chief constable. Whereas all persons shall receive a hearty welcome from thier humble servant, Mary Pain. N.B. dinner at one o' clock.

September 17th 1766

A Petty Sessions for the hundred of Babergh will be held at the Crown Inn at Hartest on Friday the 26th of this month for hiring and retaining servants. Edward Alston-Joseph Gallant-chief constables. Dinner at 1, all persons welcome-Edward Hewke.

September 27th 1766

On Wednesday last, William Gobbit, farmer of Laxfield was killed in a gravel pit by it caving in on him.

October 4th 1766

On Monday several labouring people assembled at Melford and went to farms in the neighbourhood and adjacent towns and parishes complaining about the dearness of provisions and declared they would not work unless the price of necessaries of life were lessened or the wages heightened to 16d a day instead of one shilling, afterwards they dispersed without mischief.

October 11th 1766

To be lett and entered immediately-the ancient and well accustomed Inn known as the Five Bells in Cavendish also the household goods-furniture-stocks of ale and beer, casks to be sold to any person that shall hire the house upon a fair appraisal and also a very good stock in the Coopers way to be disposed off with the above. For particulars enquire of John Shrive or John Revell of Cavendish.

October 11th 1766

At the Sessions last Monday at Colchester, William Eyer was ordered to be whipped at the cart's tail next Saturday for stealing fowls from Robert Tabor.

October 18th 1766

Last week two men were working in a clay pit at Melton in Suffolk when it caved in upon them and bruised them in a terrible manner that one is since dead but it is thought the other will recover.

November 15th 1766

We hear that Thomas Fonnereau Esq in consideration of the dearness of provisions and in consequence of the industrious poor of Sudbury having behaved peaceably has given orders for a large quantity of wheat to be bought in order to be sold at 4s a bushel which has accordingly begun to be done last Thursday sen'night when several hundred were supplied with at that price.

November 22nd 1766

We hear that the ports will be open in a short time for the free importation of all grain.

November 22nd 1766

To be sold and entered immediately-a good windmill at Lavenham.

November 22nd 1766

Wheat at Ioswich---to 45s a quarter (36 stone)-barley to 25s-oats to 17s 6d-beans to 24s-boiling peas to 35s 6d.

November 22nd 1766

On Monday at Chelmsford was committed George Went-W. Richards and divers other persons by various false pretences obtained cattle of a considerable amount with intent to defraud Evan Evans of Brecon in Wales.

November 22nd 1766

At Chelmsford last week a mob consisting chiefly of women stopped a waggon loaded with what they supposed was wheat but on examination it was found to be coleseed and it was suffered to pass.

December 13th 1766

Strayed away from Sudbury, Suffolk-a black mare with a standing mane-short tail-some saddle spots-14 hands. Whoever gives tiding of the said mare shall have a handsome reward. This mare was bought at Woolpit fair. William Lillie.

December 27th 1766

Married--- Thomas Gooch Esq, son of Sir Thomas Gooch of Benacre Hall in Suffolk to Miss Hayward of Westminster.

December 27th 1766

On Saturday last, Mr Pottle Ripingale a butcher of Gestingthorp, Essex, was knocked down by two men in the road to Sudbury and robbed of four Moidores, two guineas, some halfpence and a silver watch, they appeared to be about 22 years of age, one was pitted with small-pox and was about 5ft 7" high, the other about the same with a thin face and pale complextion. ( A Moidores is a coin worth about 6 dollars).

1767 Ipswich Journal newspaper archive

January 7th 1767

Gestingthorp-Saturday December 28th 1766---
Whereas two men coming up the road from Sudbury did on the same day in the evening knock down and rob Pottle Ripingale a butcher of this parish of 4 Moidores-two guineas and some halfpence and an old silver watch with a bruise on the case with Evans, Halsted upon a paper within the case.
They were afterwards seen to go towards Castle Hedingham then through to Braintree.
In the morning they were in the company of the person they robbed at the sign of the Compasses within 200 yards of the place where the robbery was committed, they seemed about 22 years of age, one was well pitted with small-pox, round faced, about 5ft -7 or 8 inches he seemed to lisp a little, had on a loose short brown frock, a pair of ash coloured drill breeches which were very greasy and said he got a living by shoe making.
The other man was the same height with a pale thin countenance, he had on a blue waistcoat and breeches, a round hat and seemed to be in the dress of a sailor but said he was a journeyman butcher.
Whoever shall apprehend the said persons or can give account of their names and places of abode so that they may be apprehended are desired to give notice to the parish officers of Gestingthorp.

January 10th 1767

Yesterday was committed to Chelmsford gaol, one Hinds, a butcher, for taking from Bramford a stalled cow instead of an old one he had bought from Mr Baker's of Dover-Court.

January 17th 1767

On Thursday evening two servants of Mr Cater's of Chevington were sent with a waggon to Great Barton, on their return home the same evening they missed the road, the snow being very deep near the Red House, the next morning one was found under a bush almost expiring but with proper care he is likely to recover, the other man was found dead under the snow on Saturday morning.

January 31st 1767

Inquest at Finchingfield, Essex on Thomas Willis who was found lying on his face on the roadside of the parish, it is supposed he died the night previous through the inclemency of the weather.

January 31st 1767

We are informed that Sir Charles Bunbury the representative of this county in Parliament supplied the poor of Gt Barton with wheat at 4s 6d a bushel and rye at 3s a bushel over and above which he has given 4 stones of beef to be made into broth among the most distressed and deserving poor of his said parish.

January 31st 1767

We hear from Halsted, Essex that owing to the late severe weather, the gentlemen of the town have distributed 100 in money-bread-beef and wood to the poor inhabitants of the parish and that one Alliston of that place was going to see a child in Sible Hedingham, he was found suffocated 5 days afterwards in the snow.

January 31st 1767

Letter from America---Captain Banks has arrived in 22 days from Penfaeola and his intelligence is that the Creek Indians who for many years have committed murders on the English and could never be brought to justice have lately for the murder of two Englishmen been threatened by Brigadier Taylor in a most spirited manner should the criminals be brought to justice, in this too he was gratified by 60 deputies waiting on him with evidence to prove they had cut off the men and to give assurances of thier future behaviour, this is the first instance that the numerous and haughty people have given of their independence on the English.

February 28th 1767

Cattle of all sorts taken to graze in Hundon next Clare---either by the week or till old Michaelmas day next-one sheep and lamb at a halfpenny a week, if two, 3d a week-bullocks of one year - 11s from May Day till Michaelmas-all other cattle at reasonable charges to be taken on good land and good feed at Hundon Hall-Broxty Hall and Easty Lodge farms.

March 7th 1767

It is reported that the Rev Ludham senior fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, will be presented by the Master and Fellows of this Society to the living of Cockfield in Suffolk, worth 200 per annum.

March 7th 1767

On Monday last, a lad about 8 years was playing too near a windmill at Saxmundam when he was killed by the sail.

March 7th 1767

Strayed from Maplested in Essex-three cow buds, 2 years old-marker on each side of the horns-T.H. Whoever gives information to James Rayner of Gt Tey shall receive 1 guinea.

March 7th 1767

To be sold at Redgewell Norton in the parish of Redgewell in Essex-a messuage-barn-stables-11 acres and occupied for by Thomas Yeldham at a rent of 12 yearly-within a hedge. This estate holds the Manor of Redgewell where as the fines are certain and the customary tenants have unusual priviledges. Apply to Mr Flack at Bocking.

March 14th 1767

At Chelmsford Assizes---Thomas Straker, Clerk, for marrying a minor without her father's consent-discharged.

March 14th 1767

To be sold to the best bidder by the inch of candle on the 23rd of March at the custom house at Chelmsford-300 gallons of foreign brandy-160 lbs of bohea and green tea-roasted coffee. Also a bay gelding-sale at noon. (by inch of the candle is a pin was stuck in a candle and when the pin drops out, no more bidding)

March 14th 1767

At Chelmsford-smugglers and debtors to the Crown were remanded from this town to the Fleet prison under guard of a Sarjeant and 6 Waldegraves dragoons, our gaol not being of the strong enough to hold them.

March 28th 1767

To be lett immediately at Edwardstone in Suffolk, four miles from Sudbury-a capital mansion called New House containing seven handsome rooms on one floor one of which is very grand, lately built-stabling for 24 horses-coach house-brew house-all conveniences for a gentleman's family-good gardens-fish pond and 35 acres close to the house-wood of 5 acres. Late in occupation of John Pogson-enquiries to John Sparrow.

March 28th 1767

Last Friday a gentleman's pointer run mad at Lavenham and bit several other dogs which were afterwards hanged, a poor woman, hearing there was a mad dog in the street went immediately to take care of some children playing there but on her return the dog seized her and tore her arm, a surgeon immediately applied a hot iron to the wound, the woman appears in good health.

May 16th 1767

To be sold -farm and lands in Birdbrook, Essex, at the Cock Inn, Clare-called Shoe-House, part free-hold and part copy-hold now lett to Samuel Ralling as tenant at will at 45 a year-well wooded - buildings in good repair-if this estate is sold notice will be given in this paper.

May 16th 1767

Yesterday was found by some labouring men at the bottom of a ditch in a field occupied by Joseph Maulkin in the parish of St Mary, Bury, the body of a female child wound in two pieces of blue woollen manteling, it was supposed dead for six weeks by it being putrified, a surgeon examined the body and gave the opinion that the infant had been born alive and had lived for several days. The inquest brought in a verdict of Wilful Murder.

May 16th 1767

Notice to Gentlemen and drovers and others that at the Swan Inn at Strafford St Mary sheep will be taken in at 2d a score for the night for neat beasts at 2d a day and neat hay is at 3s per hundred (perhaps per cwt).

May 16th 1767

To cover at the Queens Head, Haverhill-a striking beautiful grey horse called Fingal belonging to George Cator. N B. will cover at Clare on Monday's-Linton on Thursday's-at Haverhill and neighbourhood the rest of the week,---Fingal never trained but was used as a hunter and as a stallion.

May 23rd 1767

On Friday night, Elizabeth Gibbons, a young woman of about 18 years was killed at Braintree by a waggon going over her, the draughts of the wheels going over her where she had been sitting and by some means falling off.

May 23rd 1767

The annual Fair for colts and horses-sheep and other cattle will be held at Bildeston, Suffolk as usual on Holy Thursday the 28th inst.

May 23rd 1767

There will be no fair at Hadleigh on account of small-pox being so much in the neighbourhood thereof. N. B. The small pox is in no house in the parish but at Keats Hill which is about two miles out of Hadleigh.

May 23rd 1767

Ipswich races will be held on Thursday 14th of July when His Majesty's 100 guineas will be run for on the new Ipswich race ground.

May 30th 1767

The first general meeting of the contributors to Addenbrookes hospital at Cambridge will be held on Thursday, the address with a sermon will be preached at Gt St Mary's church.

May 30th 1767

The annual Melford fair will be held at the usual place on Thursday in Whitsun week, a good ordinary will be held as usual at the Black Lyon The annual fair at Melford for horses-colts-cows and other cattle will be held on Thursday 11th of June. A good ordinary will held at the Black Ram by your humble servant Peter Bowers.

June 6th 1767

Notice hereby given that on Wednesday the 24th of June at the sign of the Six Bells, Glemsford will held as usual-shew of horses-colts, fit for cart or saddle, All persons that favour me with their company shall receive suitable entertainment by their humble servant William Stansby.

June 6th 1767

To be sold by auction at the house of Widow Dowsing called the sign of General Woolfe in Laxfield, Suffolk on Tuesday 9th of July-the free-hold estate situated in Ubbeston, Suffolk and in occupation of Charles Nottley at a yearly rent of 45. Apply to George Prettyman, attorney at law in Eye or Robert Prettyman of Wingfield Castle, Suffolk.

June 6th 1767

Last week was killed at Snettisham, Norfolk, a true Norfolk home bred steer of about 4 years which weighed 1344lbs and had on it 196 lbs of loose fat, the steer was bred and fed by John Davy of Inglethorp, Norfolk.

June 6th 1767

Chelmsford races will be run on Galleywood Common on the 27th of July.

June 6th 1767

To be sold-all the stock in trade of Stephen Oliver, the Lavenham-Long Melford-Sudbury-Hedingham-Halsted and London carriers-consisting of 30 very good horses with harness-4 very good broad wheeled wagons on iron axles-2 narrow wheeled waggons-3 carts. Contact Oliver and Son, Sudbury.

July 4th 1767

Stolen from Mr Andrews in Thorpe, Sudbury-a game stagg, has a partridge breast-burchin dun olive out left-also another stagg which was stolen from Mr Andrew's near the water mill river in Thorpe, he is a spotted mealy noril. Whoever gives information to William Rose of Cockfield so that they be brought to justice shall receive 8 guineas reward on their conviction. (perhaps fighting cocks).

July 4th 1767

Cocking on Monday the 3rd day of August. There will be a match of stags fought at the Bucks Head in Thwaite-shewing 15 stags on each side to be fought for at 2 guineas a battle and 5 the odd between the gentlemen of Finningham and the gentlemen of Thwaite. All persons shall be made welcome from their humble servant, Edward Cobbold.

July 25th 1767

On Saturday last, as a son of John Pearson, shoemaker of Melford, was returning home from Sudbury market, he was stopped by three footpads who took from him not only his watch and money but his mare on which he was riding, they rode off (as is supposed into Essex). The mare is sorrel coloured-14 hands high-about 4 years old.

August 1st 1767

Joist cattle to be taken in to exceedingly good clover ground-sheep-bullocks or horses, either by the night or month from now until Old Michaelmas next, besides 20 acres of good clover there is now 20 acres of feeding ground there will soon the rowers of 36 acres of hay ground. Enquiries to Francis Sturgeon at Bradfield Manger.

August 1st 1767

To be sold immediately---freehold farm and estate called The Hostage in Sible Hedingham, Essex-considerable farmhouse-barn-stables-dove house well stocked-large malting-granary-about 200 acres, 15 of them wood-about 46 miles from London-near the great road from Sudbury in Suffolk. For particulars apply to Joseph Smithman, Braintree.

August 1st 1767

London -Friday morning. By the death of Admiral Cotes who died worth upwards of 150,000 in his 66th year---a jointure of 10,000 besides an annual annuity devolves to his lady now in her 21st year of her age and an immense fortune to his nephew, the Rev Shirley Cotes, rector of Wigan in Lancashire, the son of his next brother.

August 1st 1767

Committed to Chelmsford gaol---Edward Osborne of Earle's Colne, labourer, on oath of Jacob Ham for stealing a piece of linen valued at 7s the property of the said Ham.

August 1st 1767

Any number of persons, not less than 8-10, making a party to be inoculated under Mr Hawes at Cavendish, Suffolk, will be admitted at a guinea and a half each from this time till November next, they will be provided with exceedingly good beds and everything else, it is expected they will bring with them a careful person to go on errands and bring supply of provisions. Their stay in the house will be confined to three weeks and a nurse's fee of half a crown for each person.

August 8nd 1767

Last week the stage coach from Bury was overturned at Halsted, Essex, in turning the corner in the same town where some gravel and stone lay in a heap but happily no harm was done to any person.

August 8nd 1767

At Bury Assizes-Charles Rofe and John Smith were burnt in the hand for theft.

August 8nd 1767

Inquest at St Andrews Ilketshall, Suffolk on the body of Susan Farrul, wife of James Furrel. who hung herself.

August 8nd 1767

At Chelmsford Assizes-Anthony Richards for fraudulently obtaing from Evan Evans, 100 sheep and John Capp-William Powell-John Heald-Henry Saunders- and Martin Rank were convicted of larcency. To be transported for 14 years.

August 22nd 1767

James Drew of the Bull Inn at Long Melford takes this opportunity to express his gratitude for the encouragement he has met with in order to render his house completely fitted for the road business, your humble servant James Drew.

August 22nd 1767

At Chelmsford Assizes last Friday, Goodeve and Butcher were executed for horse stealing, they both behaved very penitent and the untimely fate of Goodeve who is not yet 19 years drew tears from the many spectators, a reprieve for both was arrived next morning at about 4.

August 28th 1767

Stolen from Robert Lilley of Walter Belchamp, Essex on Wednesday night August 19th-5 bullocks-2 were black - 1 of bluish colour-1 more black and with white star on his face and some white on his flanks. Whoever gives tidings of the said bullocks so they be brought to justice shall receive on their conviction a reward of 5. By my hand Robert Lilley.

August 28th 1767

To be sold-an ancient well accustomed water mill with a bunching house for hemp-dwelling house-2 acres of meadow with commonage to Limbourn Common-situated in the parish of Homersfield, Suffolk-known as Limbourn Mill-3 miles from Harleston, Norfolk and 4 miles from Bungay in Suffolk.

September 5th 1767

Stolen or strayed away from William Campbell, junior, at Melford, Suffolk-a liver coloured whiter pointer, very light made, answers to name of Pero. guinea reward.

September 5th 1767

A considerable farmer and his wife near Framlingham, Suffolk have lately absconded, we hear a warrant is issued for their arrest for having ill treated their servant maid who died a few days later.

September 5th 1767

Wanted at the Half Moon at Clare-a gardener who is sober-must ride well-love horses and used to wait at tables

September 5th 1767

To be sold all the farming stock belonging to James Harrington at Nunnery farm, Castle Hedingham.

September 26th 1767

On Monday night the bed chamber of Michael Jacobs at the Plummers Arms at Wickhambrook, Suffolk, was robbed by his servant,a Polish Jew, of 2 boxes containing silver goods and cash etc to the amount of 200 with which he got clear off.

September 22nd 1767

Pebmarsh--- Whereas John Door, son of Henry Door of Mount Bures, Essex, apprenticed to John Alston, blacksmith of Pebmarsh, did run away from his master, this is to give notice to all blacksmiths and others not to employ him, if they do they will be prosecuted as the law directs. If the same John Door returns to his master within a week he will be forgiven, the same apprentice is about 18 years-5ft 4" high, he has on a fustian frock-black waistcoat-leather breeches.

October 10th 1767

To be sold at Samuel Fisher's farm at Henny in Essex, on the 12th of October-all his outdoor stock in the farming way consisting of cows-horses-waggons-tumbrels-plows-harrows-rowels-and other things.

October 10th 1767

To be sold by Joseph and William Oliver-all the farming stock of Thomas Allston at Lt Warningfield, Suffolk,--at his dwelling house near the church-household furniture-plows-harrows-8 bushels of fine onions. Catalogues from the Bull at Melford and at Oliver's, cabinet makers of Sudbury.

October 24th 1767

To be sold by auction-leasehold estate called Severalls, situated 3 miles from Colchester-316 acres of arable and pasture.

November 7th 1767

To be sold at Glemsford-a house lately used as the parish workhouse-the same to be taken down and carted away. Enquire of Charles Royal, carpenter of Bury.

November 28th 1767

Last week there died the Rev Harvey of Lawshall, Suffolk also of Acle in Norfolk.

December 5th 1767

All persons having demands on the estate of Richard Lambert deceased, are desired to forward their accounts to Mrs Mary Lambert of Lavenham Hall.

December 5th 1767

Last Monday evening, fire broke out in the stable of Mr Willis, farmer of Bolton Hall, Topesfield, Essex, which consumed the same barn and other outhouses, some hay and corn.

December 26th 1867

Went away from Abraham Griggs of Lt Cornard, Sudbury. Robert Barton-5ft high-black complextion-short curled hair-about 25 years also his brother James about 18 years. If they return they will be kindly received. Abraham Griggs, farmer and malster.

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January 16th 1768

On Monday Robert Bee and his wife Mary, of Beccles in Suffolk were charged with the murder of their son who it is said was starved to death.

January 23rd 1768

A young surgeon at Billericay, Essex, was returning home some days since after visiting a patient when he perceived a well dressed young woman standing next the roadside, upon making up and finding her seemingly agreeable, he began to make discussion with her when all of a sudden a man jumped out of the hedge and swore he would castrate him for attempting his wife if he did not deliver his money, which the youth was obliged to do to the amount of 20 guineas and his watch.

January 29th 1768

Whereas for many years the market at Lavenham in Suffolk has been discontinued, as the town is well situated for a market as any inland town in the county, several merchants, malsters, millers and farmers are determined to encourage and support a market to be held every Tuesday in the market place, a good dinner will be given gratis at the undermentioned Inns at 1 o' clock to all persons of the business sort on market day for 3 months, ( fair days excepted).-John Levill at the Swan-George Blowers at the Shoulder of Mutton-James Mills at Black Lion-S. Woodgate at Greyhound-T.Woodgate at the Coffee House-Abraham Dansie at White Hart-Robert King at the Rose and Crown-Thomas Ruffle at the Blackbirds-Ann Jonas at the Angel-George Hammond at the Cock-William Mills at the Anchor.

February 6th 1768

One day last week there was an inquest on the body of the sexton of the parish of Glemham in Suffolk who hung himself with the bell rope in the steeple. Lunacy.

February 13th 1768

On Sunday last some boys got into the enclosed orchard belonging to Bamber Gascoyne at Barking in Essex in which he kept an elk, they drove the beast about the grounds after opening the gate till at last the animal was so enraged he ran after them and gor'd a lad of about 15 so terribly he died within an hour.

February 13th 1768

On Saturday last a melancholy accident happened at Lawshall in Suffolk, two lads, sons of Lawshall farmers were out shooting, as one was uncocking his gun his thumb slip'd and the firepiece went off, his unfortunate companion received the complete charge in the breast, he died on the spot. They had both been very intimate and great harmony always existed between them.

March 12th 1768

At Chelmsford Assizes-Thomas Corder for stealing 5 bullocks was sentenced to death.

March 19th 1768

Thomas Williams who received the death sentence at Chelmsford Assizes for highway robbery is left for execution but the other eight were reprieved and three who were condemned at Cambridge Assizes for sheep stealing were also reprieved.

March 19th 1768

At Bury Assizes, James Strewger for setting fire to a mill-Robert Whellham for housebreaking-Robert Webber-George Bowtley-Henry Folkard-James Immens-John Willingham-Samuel Spicer to be transported for 7 years-20 persons were acquitted. Samuel Nappit was sentenced to be transported for 7 years for setting fire to a mill at Beccles and James Strewger was honourably acquitted , his innocence was plainly appearing.

April 2nd 1768

Last Monday morning early, Messrs Sexton and Shell, riding officers on the Norfolk coast seized on Whitton Heath near north Walsham, Norfolk, 54 half ankers of Geneva.

April 2nd 1768

Whereas divers persons have made a practice of going on the meadows called Hollgate meadow at Sudbury and on Borley Common under the pretence of fishing in the river, having done much damage to the premises also along the banks belonging to Brundon Mill by making paths, destroying fences. 
We the owners of the premises do give notice to the public we are determined to prosecute all persons whatever so offending for the future. 
Witnessed by our hands---James Stow-Thomas Firmin-William Snell-Joseph Firman. N. B. the house lately the Sudbury Arma, situated one mile from the town is now a private house with an acre of ground.

April 9th 1768

On Sunday morning, a lad was keeping cows in a field near Saxmundham, Suffolk, by making a fire it caught some straw which communicated itself to a barn-stable and a haystack-30 coombs of oats were destroyed in the barn and a horse was burnt to death in the stable and another was much hurt.

April 16th 1768

To be sold-part of farm consisting of 217 acres called Easty Lodge at Hundon next Clare-good house-barn-stables.

April 16th 1768

America---Boston, New England. A committee of the House of Representatives of this province have reported on a humble petition to his Majesty which was accepted also to divers of British Nobility upon the important subject of taxation of the colonies without any possibility of having a representation in the British Parliament.

April 16th 1768

Last week committed to Bury gaol-Thomas Thorpe, bricklayer, who was charged by a seaman on his way to Yarmouth of robbing him of his watch and a purse of money while he was asleep in bed at a public house in Ixworth.

April 16th 1768

To be lett or sold at Melford in Suffolk-a large soap office lately fitted up with 2 curbs and pans-4 vats and receivers. Particulars to Thomas Corder the younger of Melford, a carpenter.

April 23rd 1768

Last Sunday was brought to the custom house at Woodbridge-80 half ankers of Geneva which was taken by the Bawdsey ferry officials out of a ditch near Waldringfield.

April 23rd 1768

Wanted immediately at Glemsford in Suffolk-a sober, honest, industrious man and woman as Governor and Governess of Glemsford workhouse who understands management of spinning and carding work and likewise the care of a large family-any person inclinable to undertake the same there will be a proper salary allowed. Apply to church wardens or overseers of the parish.

May 7th 1768

William Shaw, wheelwright of Long Melford begs to acquaint his friends and the publick that he has taken a shop at Walter Belchamp in Essex and has laid in a large stock at the above branch, he returns thanks to all his friends who have already obliged him with orders. William Shaw, junior.

May 14th 1768

At Finningham White Horse-on Tuesday 24th of May will be fought a main of cocks between the gentlemen of the neighbourhood and the gentlemen of Stowmarket-15 cocks on each side for one guinea a battle and 10 guineas the odd battle.

May 21st 1768

Strayed from Melford Green on the 18th last-a black mare with cut tail-14 hands-with lock and chain on her near foot. Any person who gives information shall receive 5s from Luke Steed, glazier.

May 21st 1768

On Tuesday 10th of May was rung by the Long Melford company a compleat peal of 2ddfo? Changes of Bob Major which was performed in 6 hours 17 minutes at the first time of trying by the following persons---James Ward treble-Samuel Scott second-Jonothan Cutts third-Jeremiah Heard jun. 4th-John Pearson jun. 5th-William Smith 6th-John Corder 7th and the peal-George Cadge jun. tenor. The three lads that rung3,4,and 5 rung a 50-49 before they had been in practice 9 minutes.

May 25th 1768

To be lett immediately-Fingrinhoe Hall-4 miles from Colchester-there is a salt water bath much resorted to-14 acres of pasture-3 acres of orchard-stabling for 5 horses-enquire William Godfrey.

June 18th 1768

Inquest on Joseph Parrin at the White Hart in Debden, Essex who in digging in a pit, it fell in on him killing him.

June 18th 1768

Inquest at the Vine in Gt Bardfield, Essex, on Elizabeth French, widow, who fell down on the chamber floor occasioning her immediate death-- and on John Nicels at the Three Tuns, Dunmow, Essex who was killed when a quantity of earth fell on him while working in a pit.

June 18th 1768

Benjamin Wainwright, surgeon of Halsted in Essex and a man midwife having had heard it is reported he is leaving the place thinks it is his duty to contradict the reports. 
N. B. Mr Wainwright will attend poor women in midwifery for the space of six months gratis in the following parishes------Gosfield-Stisted-Gains Colne-Pepmarsh-Alphampstone-Twinsted-Gt and Lt Maplested-Wickham St Pauls-Gestingthorpe.

July 4th 1768

To be sold-19 couple of staunch hounds that hunt both hares and foxes. Apply at the Anchor in Wivenhoe.

August 6th 1768

A few days since, a lad at Framlingham was riding a horse and leading another with it's halter tied round his waist, the horse took fright and pulled him off, dragging him on the ground a of mile which occasioned his immediate death.

August 13th 1768

Peter Sparkes and William Kerry, carpenters of Bury were committed to Bury gaol on strong suspicion of having committed sodomitical practice.

August 13th 1768

To be lett at Ketton, Suffolk-a farm containg 200 acres. For particulars apply to John Cocke, steward.

August 13th 1768

To be sold at the Six Bells, Glemsford-a capital messuage situated in Glemsford, belonging and late occupied by Edmund Bigg
-malting office adjoining of 25 coombs steep-mill house in occupation of William Stansby also farmhouse with land belonging to same in Stansted, Suffolk, in occupation of George Crisp. 
Enquiries to Thomas Richardson, attorney at law who is empowered to sell the same estate for the benefit of Edmund Bigg's creditors.

August 27th 1768

There was a great quantity of lambs at Ipswich Fair which sold from 6 to 14 per score, great numbers were sold the first day but have since been sold cheaper.

August 27th 1768

An exceedingly good windmill situated in Haverhill to be sold at the sign of the Queens Head.

September 3rd 1768

Last Saturday night as a carriage and two post chaises and other carriages were going over Eatons Ford at Chelmsford, the horse in one of the chaises took fright and ran a considerable distance up the river Lee, when coming to a deep hole all fell in, the driver and horses were drowned.

September 10th 1768

On Monday last, John Cook, a responsible farmer of Naughton near Bilderstone in Suffolk, was driving a horse and wagon into a barn when he missed his footing and fell down, the wheel going over him he was killed on the spot.

September 10th 1768

To be lett at Gt Thurlow in Suffolk-a grazing farm of 106 acres also to be lett at Tallow Wratting-a farm consisting of 35 acres. Apply at Gt Thurlow Hall.

September 10th 1768

At Braintree Fair, hops in general sold from 45s to 70s per hundred. November 12 1768. Last week was instituted the Rev Allen Walker A. B. to the rectory of Kettlebaston in Suffolk worth 150 per annum.

December 3rd 1768

Chelmsford----One day last week, one Francis Speller of Cranfield near Dunmow in Essex, fell down in one of his lower rooms where he lived alone, he often used to shut himself up for a fortnight and had not been seen for some time, one of his neighbours suspecting he may be dead peeped in the window and saw him on his back, dead. 
A cat he kept had ate holes in his face and other parts of his body.

December 3rd 1768

On Tuesday last, John and Thomas Day, brothers of Cockfield was committed to Bury gaol on their own confession of killing one sheep the property of Thomas Smith and Moses Day their father was also committed for receiving known it stolen.

December 24th 1768

Yesterday morning between Stratford and Ilford the Colchester coach was stopped by a highway man on horseback and robbed the passengers of 3.

December 24th 1768

We hear from Wisbech in the Isle of Ely that the person who murdered and robbed a stranger (supposed to be a West Country drover) near Surfleet in Lincolnshire is a farmer some few miles from that place, the reason for committing so horrid a crime the fact was he wanted to pay his rent which he paid the next day.

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January 7th 1769

Peter Manning of Long Melford boarding school returns sincere thanks to those gentlemen who have given him their great encouragement in his school and humbly requests the further continuance of their favours, great care will be taken of the morals of the pupils as well as the learning of vulgar fractions-decimals-French-mensuration-square and cube roots-duedecimal and book-keeping. Your humble servant P. Manning.

January 14th 1769

America---Boston -November 2nd. This night orders were read to the officers to hold the troops in readiness against the morrow as a large mob is expected.

January 14th 1769

A few days since, a ship from Leghorn came into Harwich harbour in company with a cod smack having exchanged a man at sea they were both ordered into quarantine. On Sunday as a sailor from aboard the ship and the fisherman were scuffling on deck they both fell overboard and were drowned.

February 11th 1769

On Saturday morning a boat belonging to his Majesty's ship the Alderney took a cutter off Kessingland in Suffolk which was from Dunkirk and with it 369 half ankers of brandy-geneva and 200 wt of tea and carried it into Yarmouth.

February 18th 1769

Isaac Skinner, carpenter of Bures in Suffolk was committed to Bury gaol for stealing a elm plank from Joseph Nevill of Bures

February 18th 1769

By the late Act of Parliament
-these are to inform all persons relating to the Turnpike Act. 
Broad wheeled wagons not to be drawn by more than 8 horses-broad wheeled carts, 5 horses
---narrow wheeled wagons, 4 horses
---drivers taking off before reaching the turnpike gate to forfeit 5
---travelling without names on wagons or carts painted on conspicuous part of the wagon or cart, 5
---turning of the turnpike road into another road adjoining in order not to pay tolls, forfeiture of a horse-refusing to turn aside for making way for a coach, chariots, chaise, 20s-pudling down or defacing a mile stone or direction post to be committed to the Correction house and to be whip'd etc etc.

February 25th 1769

A few days since, John Hunt, servant to Mr Durrell of Harkstead in Suffolk was convicted of refusing to turn aside his unloaded wagon to make room for the carriage of Mr James Sewell Esq through the penalty inflicted by Parliament.

February 25th 1769

There will be a cocking march at the White Horse in Stoke Ash on Monday and Tuesday between the gentle men of Suffolk and Norfolk, to shew 31 cocks on each side and to fight for 2 guineas a battle and 10 guineas the odd battle.

March 4th 1769

It is requested of watchmakers and silversmiths and others that if a watch made of silver should be offered for sale, if they stop the person offering it and give information to G. Tabor of Waldingfield, Sudbury, Suffolk he having been robbed by two footpads on Saturday night about one mile from Sudbury, Any person giving information shall receive one guinea reward.

March 11th 1769

On Saturday night last as Mr Stearne, farmer of Lawshall was returning from Sudbury market he was attacked in a field named Tippets Lay by two footpads who pulled him off his horse and robbed him of 9, beat him and cut his face in a terrible manner, it being about 8 o' clock. Mr Stearne is not able to give description of the robbers.

March 11th 1769

To be lett at Long Melford-a small compleat house with a stable and garden known as Stone House. Apply to Stephen Oliver.

March 18th 1769

Last week- Died the only daughter of Mr John Strutt of Terling, Essex.

March 18th 1769

To be sold at Walter Belchamp in Essex an estate-part copyhold-containing a messuage-barn-stable-malting and 30 acres of excellent good land, the greater part is under lease of 15 years of which are to come-now in occupation of Edmund Andrewes. Apply to Mr Bayley of Colchester.

March 18th 1769

At Bury Assizes-Isaac Skinner for stealing an elm plank and returning from transportation was capitally convicted-Peter Sparks was found guilty of sodomical practice to remain in Ipswich gaol for 12 months and to stand in the pillory twice at one hour a time.

March 18th 1769

On Sunday morning, officers of the Custom House at Yarmouth seized in a marsh belonging to Havergate about four miles up the river-220 half ankers of brandy and Geneva which were found in the reed rond.

April 8th 1769

We hear that Thomas Skinner will be executed at Bury next Wednesday.

April 15th 1769

On Saturday last we hear that Peter Sparks stood in the pillory in pursuant to his sentence and suffered severe treatment by the populace, a soldier who was standing at a distance had the misfortune to lose an eye by a violent blow from a potato which he accidentally received.

April 15th 1769

On Wednesday, Skinner was executed at Bury Gaol, he died very penitent at the gallows and exhorted spectators to avoid bad company and Sabbath breaking which he said was the cause of his untimely end.

April 15th 1769

On Saturday was committed to Chelmsford gaol-William Reynolds of Finchingfield-James Broad of Stambourne who were charged with felony in the said parishes.

April 29th 1769

Price of grain on the London market----Wheat 30s to 36s-barley 12 6d to 18s 6d-rye 20s to 21 s-oats 11s to 14s.

May 6th 1769

On Monday afternoon fire broke out at Barningham near Ixworth, Suffolk, the dwelling house of James Fyson, baker, in a short time it consumed the same and all the outhouses. The farm communicating immediately was the dwelling house of Mr Richard Wiseman was also consumed and all the buildings and malt office. The Patronage House adjoining was also reduced to ashes, the church catch'd fire several times but was providentially saved, two cottages were burnt down making five families destitute of a house and lost all their furniture.

May 13th 1769

Last Thursday a shepherd's wife at Timworth, Suffolk, she was brought to bed with two boys and one girl, they are all likely to live.

May 20th 1769

Prisoners in Bury gaol-William East, wool comber, formerly of Liston in Essex for debt.

June 3rd 1769

On Monday, Jonothan Vincent of Laxfield was committed to Bury gaol, charged with the murder of Mary Canham his bastard child, by giving her a violent blow, the mother and infant were living with him and it is thought he committed the crime to save expenses.

June 3rd 1769

On Saturday and Monday a cricket match was played between the gentlemen of Chelmsford and the gentlemen of Stock, it was won by the former by 79 notches.

June 10th 1769

On Tuesday a second cricket game was played by the former and was won by Chelmsford.

June 24th 1769

Last week, died and greatly lamented, Henry Ma--? Esq of Kentwell Hall, Suffolk.

June 24th 1769

On Saturday last as John Bougen, servant of Mr Whitby, farmer of Swaffham was riding upon a loaded cart when the horse took fright and overturned the carriage, he died a few hours later.

July 1st 1769

To be sold on the 19th of June in the warehouse of Mr Henry Harper of the Crown in Hundon, Suffolk---a large quantity of haberdashery, hosiery etc.

July 1st 1769

The Rose and Crown in Sudbury is now kept by Thomas Jackson, late in occupation of Mrs Gardiner and Mrs Newman, he hopes to have the continuance of the favours of the nobility and gentlemen and ladies.

July 15th 1769

Last Friday evening there was a terrible storm of thunder and lightning attended with heavy rain in the neighbourhood, a wall was tipped down at Sproughton and three sheep were killed at Wherstead. The London papers say that the storm was very severe in Sudbury and that a place near the house of ----Jennings Esq at Acton within a mile of Melford, split a large oak in three parts, a great number of park pales were carried by it's force some distance from the floods, the earth was thrown up in several places. A family at Clare, near Acton having left a candle burning when they went to bed lest the storm return, it proved unfortunate, the candle being improperly placed it set fire to the house which was burnt to the ground.

July 22nd 1769

At Bury Assizes- Jonathan Vincent for murdering his bastard child received the death sentence. Vincent suffered yesterday and his body was given to Mr Clubb, the surgeon for dissection. 
It appears at the Vincent tryal that Vincent had moved from Kelsale in Suffolk to Laxfield where he has left a widow and three small children and that the girl he had the child by was his servant. At Kelsale she being dismissed from her place on account of her pregnancy was supported in a great measure by her friends, he allowed her 1s a week at the same time. 
After a few weeks he complained of the expense and wanted to take the child from it's mother which she refused and at length his wife being ill and wanted an assistant he consented to take both into his house where he inhumanely murdered the infant by giving it a violent blow on the head in the absence of the mother who is about 18 years of age, the child was 30 weeks old. 
At the gallows he talked to his son about the farming business and appeared totally regardless of his future state, he said he had no ill will against the mother of the child and said he had ordered her 20. 
The day before the execution he sent for a carpenter to make his coffin and being told the price he said he would not give him so much by 3s and at Bury he refused to pay his attorney and also refused to pay for the bed he had hired at Bury gaol alleging that his children might want the money, he left which is supposed to be 400 to 500.

July 29th 1769

A farmer of considerable circumstances and his housekeeper near Aldeburgh have absconded and a warrant has been issued for their apprehension, they are charged by their maidservant with the murder of their bastard child which he buried in the garden a few hours after it was born.

July 29th 1769

Wanted for a constantcy-a cooper at a brewhouse who beside coopering will be expected to assist in the brew office. Apply to John Cobbold at the Clift, Ipswich.

August 12th 1769

On Saturday last a fire happened at the brick kiln of Robert Miller of Halsted in Essex consuming 230 loads of wood and a large quantity of bricks and tiles were destroyed.

August 19th 1769

William Chandler was committed to Norwich gaol charged with stealing a horse the property of Mr Garrod of Bures, Suffolk, he was apprehended at Attleborough by a description given in this paper last week.

August 26th 1769

To be sold at Glemsford, Suffolk, and taken off the premises by the 29th of September-a good timber'd building, lately used as a workhouse-3 stories high-50ft long and 15ft wide-in good condition having been built about six years ago. Enquire of James Watson.

September 30th 1769

To be lett-the messuage or Common Inn called the George at Sudbury with brewhouse-stables-buildings, late in occupation of Joseph Dixey.

October 2nd 1769

At the Quarter Sessions at Chelmsford it was agreed the new gaol should not be built where the Bell Inn stands and might be built in Brickfield at the end of New Street.

October 11th 1769

On Wednesday last, Mr Boldra, Officer of the Customs with the assistance of five dragoons of the Iniskilling Regiment seized in a vault under Lowestoft Cliff-16 half ankers of Geneva and 13 quarters bags of tea.

October 11th 1769

At Chelmsford Assizes-committed to gaol-John Sorrel of Hemstead, labourer was charged by Francis Heath of Bumpstead Helion, for stealing one sheep, the said John Sorrel impeached his brother Thomas who is confined in the same place.

December 2nd 1769

This is to give notice that several scholars, lately educated under Mr Stephen Brown at Cavendish, Suffolk, have agreed to meet so many of their school fellows as may be convenient to do so at the sign of the George in Cavendish on Friday the 18th, there to consult of an annual meeting and to chuse stewards for the same. Dinner to be ready at one o' clock.

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January 6th 1770

A few days since-died in Newgate, Thomas Clevelong, alais Crab of Benacre in Suffolk, a notorious smuggler who was convicted at Thetford Assizes of the murder of a excise officer near Yarmouth, he was carried to London to receive his sentence.

January 13th 1770

Wheat at Mark Lane in London-to 35s -barley to 17s 6d-rye to 25s-oats to 16s-brown malt to 23 a-pease to 26s-beans to 21s-tares to 28s.

January 27th 1770

Last week, Philip Tricker, labourer of Combs who lodged information against several persons for unlawfuly receiving game off him was committed to Ipswich gaol as a composition for an offence against the game laws.

February 3rd 1770

To be sold at the Custom House in Colchester on the 12th of February----upwards of 3000 gallons of foreign brandy-rum-geneva.

February 12th 1770

On Saturday at Chelmsford-William Hatch of Weathersfield, Essex was committed to gaol for stealing a quantity of wheat from Mr Parmenter of Pedmarsh in Essex.

February 12th 1770

On Tuesday, Henry Witman was committed to Ipswich gaol for stealing a quantity of wheat from Mr Sam Lott of Framsden.

February 17th 1770

On Monday morning a severe battle was fought at South Repps in Norfolk by Alger of Diss and Gunton of Northam which was determined in 40 minutes by the former.

February 17th 1770

On Tuesday, John How was committed to Chelmsford gaol on violent suspicion of beastiality with a heifer.

March 3rd 1770

All persons having demands on Isaac Mayes, deceased, of Glemsford are desired to bring their accounts to Isaac Mayes junior, also those who are indebted to do the same to Jeremiah Sparkes of Cavendish.

March 3rd 1770

On Tuesday, James Bias and James Thompson, chimney sweeps were committed to Chelmsford gaol by Robert Andrews esq for stealing two asses from John Lott and Timothy Felton of Bulmer, Essex.

March 31st 1770

At Chelmsford Assizes, no true bill against How and he was dismissed. Sentence of transportation of 14 years for James Bias and James Thompson for stealing two asses at Bulmer.

April 21st 1770

To be sold-lime kilns and brick kilns at Gt Cornard late in occupation of Nicholas harris the elder.

April 28th 1770

America-from the Boston Gazette-On the evening of Monday 5th several soldiers of the 25th Regiment were seen parading the streets with cutlasses and bayonets drawn in Boston, abusing and wounding several inhabitants.

May 5th 1770

Ay the Quarter Sessions at Bury-Samuel Lambert-Jonathan Mathews-John Biggens and Edward Pansloe were indicted for committing a nuisance in erecting a mountbank stage at Melford and performing thereon divers interludes of wire dancing etc, a warrant was issued for their apprehension.

May 12th 1770

To cover this season at Wake's Coln Mill, near Colchester in Essex at a guinea and a half and a half crown for the man, to be paid at the covering-the famous dun horse Antelope.

May 12th 1770

The people of Maryland in America have complained for many years of being over-stocked by transported felons and we are happy to inform the publick that Mr Peter Mullman of Kerby Hall, Essex has proposed a new scheme to the Ministry which will remove the complaints from the colonists and the unhappy transportees will be useful in whatever their services will be required, it will leave it to the Government to transport the felons to our settlements in Africa and Asia, when criminal law was made ordering them to be sent to America, our colonies were far less populous. Asia is the most probable place to which transportees can be sent and will provide at least 1000 of our most useful hands being sent at great expense by the East India Company.

May 19th 1770

On Thursday last-committed to Bury gaol for recling? false yarn and to be kept at hard labour for 14 days and to be publickly whipped, Ann, wife of Isaac Beach of Rushbrook, Suffolk.

May 19th 1770

At Long Melford on Thursday, there will be a shew of horses-cattle etc. The fineness of the ground and the present want of horses will give great encouragement to dealers who have good stock to expose for sale.

May 19th 1770

Last week when some labourers were digging gravel near Dickleburgh, Norfolk, they found several entire Roman Urns which were buried within 2 ft of the surface, thinking to find money they were foolish enough to break them to pieces.

June 9th 1770

To be sold-a neat running whiskey with good harness. Enquire at the 3 Cups in Colchester.

June 9th 1770

To be lett at Halsted, Essex -a public house known as the Bear, together with a butcher's shop and slaughterhouse. Apply to William Bigg of the same place.

July 14th 1770

Thomas Jackson of the Rose and Crown in Sudbury returns his sincerest thanks to all the nobility-gentry and others for their continued favours, he has kept the Rose and Crown for some years past although it has been industriously and maliciously reported to the contrary by his enemies.

July 14th 1770

To be sold on the 19th-the household goods and furniture of Prentice French at Withindale Mill, Melford, Suffolk.

July 21st 1770

At Bury-two mountbanks, John Biggins and Edward Pansloe for causing a common nuisance to be erected in several parts of the county and occasioning unlawful assembly weekly and an unusual concourse of hired servants and day labourers, tending to the hinderance of their master's and neglect of their own employment and hurt of their poor families, they were convicted and fined 1s and to be imprisoned for two months in Ipswich gaol where they had been confined for 6 weeks. Sam Lambert and Jonathan Mathews have not yet been taken.

August 4th 1770

French Burrs, lately imported, to be sold at 3s each, they are large and of extremely good quality. Order to John Clover of Yarmouth, (mill stones)

August 11th 1770

A match of cricket for 11 silk waistcoats of 14s each to be played for on Monday 24th of August at Wivenhoe by any 22 men, each man putting in five and threepence. A dinner will be provided at the sign of the Sun.

August 18th 1770

We hear last Thursday a violent storm with thunder, lightning and rain struck the village of Stanningfield near Bury, Suffolk, three horses were struck dead by the lightning and many acres of corn were flattened.

September 1st 1770

Whereas game on the manor of Foxearth Hall in Essex, belonging to Mr John Hadley esq, has been greatly disturbed by poachers and other unqualified persons. This is to give notice that if any persons or unqualified person shall be detected in destroying game on the aforesaid manor, he or they will be prosecuted for the same. Richard Aldham, tenant at Foxearth Hall has orders to prevent all unqualified persons for destroying game on the said manor.

September 8th 1770

To be sold by auction by Joseph and William Oliver on the 19th of September at White House farm at Otter Belchamp, Essex-all the household goods and furniture of the late James Brewster, gent. Feather beds-carpets etc-iron grey colt rising 3 years-black cart mare, 4 years-3 year old bull-six 2 year old bullocks-6 cows and a farrow-six 6 month old pigs-a sow with 17 piglets.

September 15th 1770

Last Saturday, Samuel Mead, servant to Mr Polley of Gt Tey in Essex killed himself by drinking a large quantity of Geneva.

September 15th 1770

To be played for on September 22nd-a game of cricket for 11 hats valued at 14s each-to meet at the sign of the Cock and Pye on North Hill at Colchester.

September 29th 1770

Inquest at South Weald on John Underwood who had been to Brentwood and was there let blood, on his return to South Weald the bandage on his arm got loose and on Warley Common he bled to death.

September 29th 1770

Notice gentlemen, graziers and farmers-there will be a shew of sheep and lambs at the Six Bells, Glemsford, on the 13th of October-by your humble servant Samuel Johnson. Dinner at one o' clock.

October 6th 1770

On Monday morning, John Kemp, schoolmaster was committed to Chelmsford gaol by the oath of John Simpson, malster and with several others persons on his own confession with burglaring his malt chamber and taking away 11 bushels of malt.

October 13th 1770

Lost or stolen out of the pasture of George Taylor of Cowledge, Suffolk-a black horse-bald face-switch tail-15 hands - 3 years old. Full satisfaction shall be paid for the recovery of the same.

October 13th 1770

At the request of gentlemen hop growers and the principal inhabitants of Castle Hedingham by and with the contents of Sir Henry Houghton Bart. Also the principal planters of parishes adjacent, to hold a fair on Crouch Green and as further encouragement to those taking part by favouring us with their hops, they will be exempt from paying toll for three years.

October 20th 1770

On Friday last as Mr John Bear of Groton, Suffolk, was going to Diss he was stopped at Milding, Suffolk by two men, one was dressed in a long smock the other in a sailors jacket, he was knocked down and robbed of 18 guineas and 4 quarter pieces.

October 27th 1770

We hear from Aldeburgh, Suffolk, that George Weller of Boxted Hall, Suffolk, was unanimously elected Recorder in this county on the resignation of Philip Fonnereau.

October 27th 1770

On Tuesday evening last between 8 and 9, Mr Terry of Hadleigh was returning from Ipswich he saw a man lying in the road who begged his assistance and said his had broke his leg, another man immediately rushed out of Hintlesham wood and catched hold of his coat and swore at him and bid him stop but Mr Terry clapped his horse with his spurs and rending his coat made his escape.

November 10th 1770

John Kemp at the gaol in Chelmsford hanged himself being a lunatic.

November 22nd 1770

On Monday, Ann Hurry was committed to Chelmsford gaol charged with breaking open a bureau and stealing 5 guineas and a half in gold, the property of her master Mr Isaac King of Castle Hedingham.

November 22nd 1770

We hear that the hundred of Hinckford in Essex intend to meet and dine at the Swan in Sible Hedingham to consider establishing an assembly to meet once a month.

1771 Ipswich Journal newspaper archive

January 5th 1771

On Tuesday, Daniel Mixer of Sible Hedingham was committed charged with breaking open a box and stealing 1 guinea from John Paine.

January 12th 1771

Stolen -two game cocks from Robert Andros of Thorpe near Lavenham in Suffolk, one is mealy breasted with yellow legs, out right, the other was stolen from Thomas Bynes of Boxford, he is brick breasted, red olf, both right-whoever gives information to William Rofe of Cockfield who stole them shall receive a reward of 5 guineas for each cock. N.B. If two are concerned and one turn evidence he shall be rewarded and be acquitted.

January 19th 1771

At Beccles Sessions-Martha Marsh was ordered to be transported for 7 years for stealing 13 turkies and Hannah Peake to be whipped on three market days for felony.

January 19th 1771

If any drover or farmer wants to put out a quantity of cattle to oat and barley straw with connecting 60 acres of meadow of which only 20 are flooded, when the grass is done, if wanted may be supplied with good hay. Inquire of William Martin of The Crown in Stoke by Nayland.

March 2nd 1771

Thomas Albon has removed from the George Inn at Glemsford to the Swan Inn at Romford in Essex.

March 2nd 1771

Yesterday was found dead in a field at Rendham near Saxmundham-Charles Johnson, attorney at law at Saxmundham, it is supposed he died very much in liquor.

March 2nd 1771

At Chelmsford Assizes-Ann Hurry for stealing 5 guineas from the bureau of her master, Isaac King was sent for trial.

March 23rd 1771

Died last week in London whither he went to seek advice-Mr William Turner of Halsted, Essex.

March 30th 1771

To be sold by auction-the valuable estate of the late Right Honourable Lady Dowager Bateman of Yeldham In Essex-consisting of a modern brick mansion in which are 4 garrets and 5 bedrooms-hall-two parlours with a cold bath and suitable offices contiguous-for further particulars enquire on the premises.

March 30th 1771

Capital Manor House to be lett in the parish of Earls Coln in Essex -the seat of the late John Wale Esq-the house is a handsome brick building in good repair with bow windows, sashed,--kitchen with smoak jack fix't and left for future tenants-several fish ponds-there may be had with the house 16 acres of meadow and near the garden ground a river which represents a caral, (probably should read canal) to the house and is a royalty belonging to the estate.

March 30th 1771

Published this day, The Country Gentlemen and Farmer, a treasure of useful knowledge-price 1s 6d.

April 6th 1771

Died last Saturday at his son's in Halsted, Essex, --Mr Greenwood, ironmonger and one of those called a Quaker.

April 6th 1771

To be opened at Cavendish on the 10th of June-a boarding school where all will be carefully taught-needle works-reading-writing-arithmetic and dancing. To those gentlemen and ladies who please to be instructed herewith, her care may depended upon with regards being paid to their minds and morals. S. Kerrich.

April 13th 1771

John Beaumont for burglary and robbery and Ann Catchpole for setting fire to her master's straw stack are to be executed here in Ipswich tomorrow, they have acknowledged the justness of their sentence and behave in a manner becoming their unhappy state.

April 13th 1771

To be seen at the Chequer Inn at Ipswich-the largest hog ever seen, he is computed to weigh 80 stone, he is more than 7ft tall and his legs are larger than most horses, from his nose to his tail he is 9ft 4 inches. He will be at the Bull in Woodbridge next Wednesday.

April 20th 1771

About 9 o' clock last Tuesday morning a fire broke out at a shoemakers shop in Tostock, Suffolk, in a short time it consumed nine houses and many outbuildings, 13 families lost most of their belongings by the rapidity of the fire which was caused by soot taking fire in a chimney.

April 27th 1771

Wheat at Mark Lane--- to 44s-Barley to 24s-Oats to 18s-Clover seed to 56s per cwt.

May 25th 1771

Committed to Bury gaol-Samuel and Ann Place for burglariously entering the shop of James Barton of Assington and taking away goods to the value of ten pounds.

June 1st 1771

On Tuesday committed to Chelmsford gaol-William Mackro late of Foxearth, labourer, charged with having stolen a black mare the property of James Butcher of Hatfield Peverel.

June 15th 1771

On Sunday last the neighbourhood of Bilderstone in Suffolk was alarmed by several young locusts being found on the ground by different farmers, it is attributed to the dryness of the season.

June 15th 1771

Strayed from Assington Hall by Boxford-a bright bay gelding-4 years-15 hands-black mane and tail. Any person who gives information will be well rewarded by me, John Gurdon.

June 29th 1771

On Wednesday last at Chelmsford was committed to gaol-Jeremiah Gallisant, late of Halsted, they were charged by Susannah and Charles Toakley of Twinsted, Essex and by his own confession with having feloniously entered the house of the said Susannnah Toakley and stolen one guinea-4 half guineas-half a crown-two shilling and a handful of farthings, her property.

June 29th 1771

Yesterday there was an inquest at Thaxted on Robert Reynolds who in a fit of lunacy hung himself.

July 6th 1771

Broke out of Chelmsford gaol-William Mackro who was committed for stealing a black mare the property of James Butcher---To appearance-between 50 and 60 years-5ft 6" high-hook't nose-sharp chin-brown hair-had on brown plush coat-pair of high heeled shoes-leather breeches and an iron on one leg. Whoever brings him to Chelmsford gaol shall receive 5 guineas reward from me Susannah Taylor, keeper.

July 13th 1771

To be lett-that old and well accustomed Inn called the Swan in Lavenham, Suffolk, the principal house for trade in the place, now in occupation J. Levill.

July 20th 1771

On Monday, Captain Barnby of the Duke sloop seized off Beckhithe on the Norfolk coast, an open boat with 30 casks of Geneva-4 cases of brandy-30 bags and one hundred and 37 pounds of tea which he carried into Yarmouth.

July 20th 1771

On Monday last, as Mr Thomas Cole, a considerable farmer of Charsfield Hall was driving an unruly horse in a tumbril, the beast took fright and the wheel going over him he was killed on the spot.

July 20th 1771

To be played for at cricket on the 31st of July at Wivenhoe for 11 hats of the value of 12s, each player to put in 12s each, at the Falcon and Sun Inn. N.B. Cockades will be given gratis and after the cricket game to be run for by women, a Holland smock valued at 14s, the best of three heats and to the 2nd a silk handkerchief.

August 10th 1771

On Wednesday at Ipswich, a young woman was to be married to a soldier, just as the service was about to begin the man changed his mind and walked away, the poor girl was so affected that she went home and hung herself but being cut down before she was much hurt, and the man was prevailed upon to marry her

August 24th 1771

Boston, New England. A few days since a vessel arrived from Newborn in North Carolina and brought advice that a number of the regulators who were taken prisoner at the late battle with the loyalists on the 16th of May will be tried and condemned and that four men had already been executed one of whom had lost an arm in an engagement, it is said he was offered a pardon if he acknowledged his error upon which refused to accept saying if he would if at liberty and had a loaded pistol in his hand would blow His Excellency's head off.

September 28th 1771

Prices of Butter and Cheese at the Fair at Ipswich---Butter to 37s a firkin-one meal cheese to 4s 6d per weigh-two meal cheese to 46s-four meal cheese to 46s -flet cheese to 31s.

September 28th 1771

Last week was interred in the family vault at Twinsted near Sudbury, the remains of Mrs Esther Sayer, widow of Everad Sayer esq, mother of Dr Marriot, his Majesty's Advocate General at Doctors Commons.

September 28th 1771

Wanted-a peruke maker at the bottom of Cook Row at Bury in Suffolk by W. Teague who takes the opportunity to acquaint the nobility and gentlemen that he has employed a compleat hair dresser from London for the time of the fair and will be punctually attended by their humble servant.

October 5th 1771

To be sold at Mr Finch's at Lt Bradley Hall, Haverhill, Suffolk-the live and dead stock --19 milch cows-2 two year old heifers-10 two year old heifers-1 one year old steer-3 fat heifers-1 fat calf-handsome sorrel filly, 2 years old for riding or cart-1 one year old filly-7 shots-25 sows-16 pigs-3 sheep wethers-20 fat ewes-1 ram. Catalogues from most places round Bradley.

October 15th 1771

To be sold on the 15th of October at Mr Potter's on the green at Wickham St Pauls, Essex -the house-hold effects of Jeffrey Ruffle---farming stock-waggons-timber carriages-wheeled and foot ploughs etc-household furniture.

October 15th 1771

To be sold at the Six Bells in Glemsford---the noted chestnut horse the property of James Rogers-8 years-15 hands-of the Suffolk breed-moves particularly well and is allowed by judges to be the best horse in the county-gets the most foals of any market horse ever shown in this part of the county .

October 12th 1771

To be sold-sundry sorts of cattle in pasture near Shimpling Lion, near Long Melford-6 milking cows-3 horses etc.

October 19th 1771

On Sunday night, 7 colliers ran foul of each other in the Yarmouth Roads, it is feared several are lost, two men were saved by jumping aboard one of the vessels which struck them, relate that which ship that foundered and the captain and four men and one woman were drowned .

November 2nd 1771

We are informed that a very great riot happened on Tuesday last at Sudbury in Suffolk when the corporation were assembled in the town hall and that after the corporate body had dissolved their assembly about noon they were forcibly detained in the town hall till after nine at night totally denied off the access of their friends and deprived of sustenance and when night came their lights were put out by the populace and that their lives were not only repeatedly threatened for a long time together but by stones and other mischievous implements they were put into danger till the end, the corporation were forced into compliance with such terms as the populace thought proper to impose on them in order to preserve their lives and recover their liberty.

November 9th 1771

We hear in consequence of the riot at Sudbury (mentioned in our last paper) a party of dragoons marched into the borough on Sunday last to be ready to assist the civil magistrates to preserve order.

November 23rd 1771

Mr Palliver, a drover of Yorkshire had four oxen killed on Sunday last by eating yew trees in pasture near Whitton White Horse near Ipswich, cattle will readily fed on them at this time of the year, this is inserted as a caution to the public.

November 30th 1771

Some farmers in the Dengy hundred, a short time since on returning from Maldon market were attempted to be robbed by two footpads but escaped being well mounted, a great number of vagrants and Jews now infest Moulsham in the parish of Chelmsford, many not having visible manner of procuring a living, they are a great nuisance to the inhabitants of Chelmsford and there is great suspicion they are concerned in several robberies in the neighbouring parishes.

December 14th 1771

To be sold at the custom house in Ipswich to the best bidder by inch of the candle on the 16th of December---4000 gallons of foreign Geneva-400 gallons of brandy and rum-1900 pounds of green and bohea tea.

December 14th 1771

Married last Friday-Sir Thomas Gooch of Benacre Hall in Suffolk, to Mrs Birtles, widow of John Birtles, late Consul at Genoa.

1772 Ipswich Journal newspaper archive

January 4th 1772

Josuah Parker alias David Wright is about 30 years-5 ft high-middle sized -dark complextion-sharp nosed-bow legged-wears a wig and Richard Collins-30 years. 
N-B. The above gang have used great barbarity in housebreaking particulary at Robert Lilley's of Walter Belchamp who is now in danger of losing his life by a violent blow he received on his head. 

On Wednesday, committed to Chelmsford gaol-Josuah Parker alias David Wright,charged on the oath by his accomplice William Bartrup of having committed a burglary on the house of Robert Lilley of Walter Belchamp and divers other felonies in the county.

January 4th 1772

Mark Lane---Wheat-39s to 43s-Barley-19s to 23s.

January 11th 1772

In formation has been laid on oath of divers other felonies that have been committed in Essex by Joshua Parker otherwise David Wright and Richard Collins belonging to a desperate gang, two are now in custody-This is to give notice to use the utmost endeavours to bring to justice the said Josuah Parker otherwise David Wright and Richard Collins and bring them before me and they shall receive the sum of ten pounds allowed under the act of Parliament. David Wright is about 32 years-5ft 5" high-sharp nose-pitted with small pox-round shouldered. The above gang used great barbarity in housebreaking, always going with firearms particularly to Robert Lilley's at Walter Belchamp who is now in great danger of losing his life by a violent blow he received from a bludgeon.

January 25th 1772

At the Quarter sessions at Bury-Henry Davy or Davis and John Hammond, labourers of Wattisham, Suffolk were convicted of stealing 9 fowls from Thomas Game and selling them to a common carrier at Bildeston. To be transported for 7 years.

February 1st 1772

We hear that from Sudbury that on Tuesday last the Corporation there held a court at which they filled up three vacancies and then entered a protest of the magistrates against such illegal acts as they were for the preservation of their lives compelled by rioters to assent to at the court held October last ?.

February 15th 1772

On Friday last, Judith Constable of Wickham St Pauls, Essex, was committed to Chelmsford gaol on the oath of her sister, Hannah Constable, with stealing out of the shop of Philip Brewes of Castle Hedingham, a draper, the remnant of Norwich Garnet camblet containing 20 yards also a remnant of pink coloured Durant. 
On Saturday, Abraham Constable, father of Judith Constable, was charged on suspicion of having concealed goods known them to be stolen.

February 29th 1772

Committed to Bury gaol-W. Harrison-J.Ambros and W.Rowland, bargemen, for stealing a weather sheep from John Lay at Lt Horkesley in Essex.

February 29th 1772

Broken out of Bury gaol in Suffolk-a man named Harvey Harrison, late of Clare now of Sudbury. By any man who will apprehend him will receive 5 gns.

March 28th 1772

Broke out of gaol at Sudbury-Harvey Harrison, late of Clare, a bargeman-24 years-light hair-5ft 6" high-whoever apprehends him will receive 5 guineas from me John Lay of Lt Horkesley, yesterday the above stands charged with being an accomplice in stealing a sheep on board one of his barges.

April 11th 1772

To be lett-Two farms called Purls Hill and High street, lying contiguous in the parishes of Gt Maplestead and Hedingham Sible, in occupation of Henry Sparrow. 
Also Mill farm in Lt Maplestead in occupation of Samuel Sparrow and John Morley.

April 11th 1772

Two carts going to London from Ipswich with a load of dead calves have been stopped by the populace and the veal sold for 2 d to 3d a lb. The military at Ipswich-Colchester and Sudbury have received orders to assist the magistrates if needed.

April 16th 1772

15 men belonging to the Heningham? mob went to Mr Simpson's and demanded he sell them his corn at 4s a bushel, upon his refusal they took the horses from the plough but Mr Simpson and two or three of his neighbours made a resolute defence and took five out of the 15 and carried them the magistrate who committed them to Chelmsford gaol.

April 16th 1772

At Chelmsford on Wednesday, Richard Argent-Samuel Marshall-John Gibbons and John Clark, labourers of Beauchamp St Pauls, next Sudbury, were committed to gaol by Robert Andrews esq charged on the oath of several parishioners of the parish in company of several other persons armed with sticks and entering the mill of John Gibling of the fame place and in a very daring riotous manner by threatening John Gibling and extorting from the same John Gibling, 5s and 3d and likewise beating Ralph Simfon and others for not complying with them in felling wheat at 4s a bushel and most daring abusing several other persons with intent to obtain victual and drink from them.

April 18th 1772

17 of the Sudbury rioters, some charged with housebreaking and robbery have been committed to Bury gaol.

April 18th 1772

On Monday morning last, the Governor of Ipswich gaol made a discovery that four convicts under sentence of transportation had concerted to a scheme to escape, they had sawn their irons nearly off with a jagged knife but are now properly ironed.

April 25th 1772

Last Saturday, committed to Colchester gaol-T. Piper, otherwise Ling, for robbing the house of Sarah Ward of Polsted and stealing 26 guineas, he confessed and said Clarke was an accomplice, Ling said he was born at a village near Cavendish in Suffolk.

April 25th 1772

Absconded from Bures in Suffolk on the 24th inst-John Tallant or Tallard, information had been laid against him that on early Tuesday morning the 18th he stole one weather sheep the property of John Lay of Lt Horkesley, Essex, he is about 5ft 6" high-about 32 years-little impediment in his speech-whoever apprehends him will receive 5 guineas from John Lay. Harvey Harrison stands charged with being an accomplice and receiving the sheep on board one of his barges.

May 2nd 1772

I William Hempsted of Horningsheath, a wool comber servant to Edward Drew having on Monday the 13th inst without knowledge of the consequences accompanied a riotous mob assembled at Hawstead at the house of Christopher Metcalfe Esq-do in this humble manner beg the pardon for my offence and promise never to be guilty of any such misdemeanour in future. William Hempsted. Witnessed by Edward Drew.

May 15th 1772

This Wednesday Samuel Allen-Sufannah Ottley and William Clark of Glemsford and Thomas Deeks of Cavendish were committed to Chelmsford gaol by Robert Andrews esq for being concerned in riots at Foxearth and Pentlow near Sudbury and with pulling down two mills and extorting by threats-flour-victuals and beer.

August 7th 1772

At Chelmsford Affizes the following persons were capitally convicted---Samuel Allen and Thomas Deeks for riotously pulling down some boulting mills.

June 6th 1772

In January last year information was exhibited against Daniel Bamford of Ipswich for suffering billiards to be played at his house, he was convicted by the justices and sentenced to be disabled to sell beer and spirituous liquors for three years. This conviction was removed by Certiorari into the King's Bench and on Saturday last it was squashed by this court.

June 13th 1772

From Chelmsford Chronicle---Yesterday, John and Susan Gilder of the parish of Tarling, Essex made publick entry at Dunmow and demanded the gammon of bacon declaring themselves fully qualified to receive this ancient oath which entitles the candidates to the bacon of Dunmow according to custom but the happy couple were greatly disappointed as the Priory gates were fast nailed and admittance was refused.

June 27th 1772

A farm called Larriots at Walter Belchamp for sale-consisting of one messuage-3 barns-2 stables-cowhouse-hay house-115 acres arable and 10 meadow land-40 acres free from tythe, lying in Belchamp and Belchamp Walter, Essex. Inquiries to Mr Waldegrave Brewster of Otten Belchamp.

July 11th 1772

Last Monday, Mr Plant, farmer at Benhall in Suffolk, hung himself in his neathouse.

July 18th 1772

Died on the 30th of June at Milding in Suffolk-John Canham esq aged 70 years. farmer

August 1st 1772

Cricket-To be played for on the 4th of August at the Swan Inn at Stratford, Suffolk-11 hats of 12s value by any 22 men, each to put in 5s 3d, wickets to be pitched at one o' clock. N.B. favours will be given.

August 22nd 1772

A gentleman surrendered himself and took trial for an attempt to commit rape on the body of a child under 11 years and being convicted was fined 400.

September 19th 1772

Ipswich---- His R----L H--------S the Duke of Gl------R, on Wednesday declared his marriage to Lady Waldegrave in Form to the K--- and acted a part becoming a man while he acquitted himself of affection to his brother and his Duty to the sovereign.

September 26th 1772

Committed to Henley Bridewell by George Drury for 14 days-William Pack, servant to John Meadows of Claydon Hall, Suffolk, for absenting himself from his master's service on Sunday's and likewise being out several nights.

October 3rd 1772

The merchants, malsters, millers and farmers who usually attend Sudbury market, finding it lately but very thin filled by the country for fear of small pox, now they have agreed to meet at the Bull Inn in Long Melford and hold the market there on Saturday 24th of October and to continue to do so till the small pox ceases. A good ordinary will be provided by Stephen Dalton.

October ?th 1772

Joseph Holmes of Sudbury was charged with stealing a pair of speckled ribbed stockings from Edward Hammond. To be privately whipped and discharged.

October 31st 1772

On Monday last, David West was committed to Ipswich gaol for refusing to assist the constable of St Mathews, Ipswich, in execution of his office.

October 31st 1772

Any person having a convenient house and privately situated in the neighbourhood of Cavendish and is inclined to appropriate it's use for inoculating patients for 3-4 months may be treated with advantageous terms by applying to Mr Hawes, surgeon of Cavendish. N.B. patients can be inoculated in their own homes for genteel fees and due regard for future health will be given due regard during fever of eruption.

December 12th 1727

On Sunday November 15th 1772, a young gentleman from Sudbury came to Stoke next Nayland and hired a horse from Thomas Hammond to go to Ipswich and to return it that night, he has not returned it but left it at Shotley Gate, if this young man will return the horse and pay expenses it will be accepted otherwise his name will appear in this paper next week.

December 26th 1772

To be sold at the Fleece in Boxford-3 free-hold cottages situated in Aylward Street, Boxford---Also the Manor of Borehouse and two farms called Street farm and Borehouse situated in the parish of Edwardstone near Boxford-upwards of 338 acres lett to substantial tenants.