The Foxearth and District Local History Society
1810-1813 Bury and Norwich Post newspaper archive

January 10th 1810

James Rush was committed to Bury gaol charged by John Potter with having in his possession one hempen sack marked No 31 and another marked J.Cook No 11. Samuel Playle was convicted for using a snare to kill a hare at Stanstead. Rush to be transported for 7 years.

February 20th 1810

On Friday last aged 51 years, greatly respected for her kindness, died Mrs Eagle wife of William Eagle a farmer of Belchamp St Pauls, she had been ill from falling off a horse.

April 18th 1810

Inquisition at Shimpling on James Nobbs aged 2 years who fell in a pond and drowned.

May 16th 1810

Inquisition at Withersfield on James Tatt aged about 20 years who walked with a sack on his back into the sails of a windmill and was struck on the head by one of the sails and died soon after.

June 27th 1810

Committed to Bury gaol, Ambrose Gallant and John Mixer for stealing two pigs from Thomas Ayres at Gt Waldingfield.
James Rush and six other prisoners were removed to Portsmouth to be put on the hulks.

July 18th 1810

John Holme a land surveyor of Colchester has married Miss Ann Hale, daughter of Mr Joseph Hale of Somerton.

July 18th 1810

Inquest at Stanstead on the bodies of two men named Smith and Golden who were killed by a cave in at a gravel pit.
Lately died at Halstead, William Oliver an auctioneer lately of Sudbury.

July 25th 1810

For Sale---An extremely chearful pleasant and genteel residence called Glemsford Lodge, 125 acres, encircled by public roads, to be sold at the George Inn at Melford. The mansion consists a breakfast rooom-dining room-drawing room-vestibule, brewing offices-double coach house-stabling for 10 horses-pleasure gardens. Double barn-tiled cowhouse-terraced walk, a beautiful piece of water before the house- enchanting prospects of ten miles of cultivated land around. The whole may be entered at old Michaelmas.

July 25th 1810

On Friday last, the Cumberland Militia marched into Bury on their way to Woodbridge Barracks and on Wednesday the Dumfrieshire Militia marched into Ipswich. On Friday there died at Lavenham Park farm, William Kemball.

August 1st 1810

The following are extracts from a letter from Arthur Young, the Secretary of the Board of Agriculture," Cobbet talks a lot of nonsense about the crops, nor at the time I write is there any mildew about".

August 15th 1810

On Friday as men were raising a windmill at Hartest belonging to Mr Frost, one of the screws gave way and the mill fell to the ground, one millwright was working on the second floor, when he was discovered he was sitting across a mill post in the midst of the ruins, unhurt and another man assisting at the screw had the presence of mind to throw himself into a hole which had been dug for brickwork, the mill fell on him but he escaped with slight bruising. A poor man named Bradbrook who had been watching had his thigh and leg broken.

August 29th 1810

At Ipswich lamb sale there was a greater quantity than last year, at least 50, 000 more, a large quantity were bought at prices higher than last year, up by 1s-2s per pound,(perhaps should read per lamb).(G.H.)

September 3rd 1810

Dr MacLean has been elected Mayor of Sudbury.

September 5th 1810

George Hickford of Chadacre Hall, Shimpling begs to inform the public that he has obtained His Majesty's Letters Patent and now has for sale draining ploughs and machinery.

September 12th 1810

A few days since, a child was going from Pentlow to Cavendish when she was attacked by three sows and so severely lacerated that had not timely assistance arrived it is probable she would have lost her life.

September 12th 1810

On Friday last, Mr Cockerill's shepherd at Livermere found on a bank, a beautiful spotted snake which was 9ft 3" long, he caught it alive and at night he tied by it's tail to the sheep fold but found it nearly dead the next morning, it never attempted to sting him.

September 19th 1910

Prime dairy stock of 30 true bred Suffolk cows and heifers for sale at Blacklands in Cavendish. Valuable live and dead stock of Thomas Ambrose who is quitting the farm. 24 handsome true bred Suffolk milch cows and heifers celebrated for their beauty, three fat heifers, four two year old fat heifers, handsome Derbyshire bull, eight strong honey mares and geldings, two year old sows, ten strong shoats, road and harvest waggons, tumbrils, ploughs etc, brewing copper and tubs, casks, servants beds, etc.

September 19th 1810

It has been found that two thirds of the labouring people cannot read or write.

October 31st 1810

The Rev Mr Bull is elected perpetual curate of Chapple in Essex. The preferment is in the gift of the parishioners of every description, house holders, lodgers, women, paupers. Public houses were opened at the election and the voters were given 2s 6d each and dinner was provided for them, the women and children all wore blue cockade upon the occasion.

December 5th 1810

At our fair in Bury there was a large shew of cattle (Scotch and home bred) the former sold for high prices but many were driven away unpurchased, of horses there were plenty but few sales were made as there many aged and worn up ones with crippled hacknies constituting the bulk, there were colts and fillies mostly low or fen bred.

January 23rd 1811

An elderly man was discovered lying in a plantation in Ickworth Park near Little Horringer Hall in a state of insensibilty from the inclemency of the weather of the previous night, it is supposed he lost his way as he was seen by the workmen that night and asked the way to Mr Shillto's, the same men found him next morning, he was taken to Mr Shillto's house where everything was done to relief him, happily it seems he will recover, it seems he came from Saffron Walden and was the father of a female servant at Mr Shillto's but she had left early that morning.

February 6th 1811

As a poor man named Sibben was cutting down a timber tree at Boxted on the estate of Mr N.Freeman, the tree unexpectantly fell on him, killing him on the spot, he leaves a wife and seven children two of whom were present at the accident.

May 1st 1811

Among subscribers for the relief of British prisoners in France was one from the parish of Stoke by Nayland when 29 pounds was collected by the Rev Joshua Rowley. Subscribers into the Clare bank, Stoke next Clare,£ 12 18s, Gestingthorpe,£ 5 6s, Kedington £ 10 12s.
Sturmer,£ 5.

May 1st 1811

Died on Friday after only a few days illness, the daughter of William Dennis of Colts Hall, aged 16 years, Cavendish.

May 1st 1811

Inquisition by John Wayman, Coroner for this Liberty on William Woolney of Elmswell and John Chinery of Kersey who were killed falling off horses and the wheels going over them.

June 5th 1811

To be sold on the premises of A.C.Hurril at Henny, Sudbury. All the property of the said bankrupt. Household furniture with single and double beds, double and single barrelled guns, pistols, drag nets, 3 flews, cast nets, upwards of 80 doz of fine old port and sherry, vidonia, near 80 doz.of orange, currant and grape wine, brandy, 12 hogsheads of beer, pickled hams and pork. 8 horses, excellent chestnut well known hunter, 34 sheep, 6 cows, 6 sows, road and harvest waggons, threshing machine for two or four horse power, about 1200 sacks and other farm equipment.

June 12th 1811

Inquisition at Glemsford on Mrs Plume of London who was riding in a chaise with her husband when the horse became ungovernable on a steep hill and dragged it against the rails, the chaise overturned and Mrs Plume was killed on the spot.

June 17th 1811

To be let by proposal. The Kiln Farm at Melford, situated in Melford with prime farmhouse, two barns with other outbuildings, 394 acres 26 perches of good arable and pasture, with a lease of 9 years granted agreeable to 4 course rotation, tenant to be responsible for all building repairs. (The next piece is undecipherable as it is faded)(G.H.). Considerable farmhouse with 181 acres also to let. Apply to Mr Richard Moore of Kentwell Hall.

June 26th 1811

Yesterday se'enight as a jobber named Doe was driving seven calves in a cart in Bury when a spark from his lighted pipe made communication with some straw in the cart,(himself being asleep)in consequence 6 calves were burnt to death and the jobber himself severely burnt.

June 26th 1811

To be sold at Gt Henny a water mill called Shernfield Mill otherwise Henny Mill, together with 14 acres of meadow called Halmes, lying in Lamarsh and now in occupation of Edward Kemp. The mill is on a navigable river affording communication with London markets, subject to 14L per annum to Coles Charity in Sudbury.

June 26th 1811

To be sold at Cavendish George, Skillots Farm with barns and outbuildings 191 acres of rich pasture and arable and wood, lying in Pentloe and Belchamp St Pauls, now in occupation of the executors of Thomas Chickall.
July 17th. 1811. At the Kings Bench. Crim.Con.- Richard Moore v Miller his Bailiff. The Attorney General stated that the plaintiff in this case was a gentleman of a large landed property in Suffolk called Kentwell Hall at Long Melford who was married in 1796 to his present wife who was the daughter of Admiral Cotton by whom he had a child, defendant was from a very different line of life being plaintiff's bailiff, notwithstanding he had had a good education and had not the habits of a common bailiff.
Before the parties were circumspect but the servants percieved a partiality by the mistress for the Steward. On the 19th of November last, the plaintiff went to London, his wife to follow the next day, she had the defendant dine with her that night, in fact he frequently dined at the table of the plaintiff, but it was remarked by a servant that on that night she ordered a bedroom to be prepared for her in which she was not accustomed to sleep also a closet which communicated with the bedroom and was filled with china, she ordered it to be cleared. At half past ten at night defendant appeared to take his leave and Mrs Moore was seen by three servants through the keyhole in the kitchen door to beckon Mr Miller to come upstairs where she concealed him in the closet, they searched for him but could not find him. When Mrs Moore's mother who lived nearby went home, Mrs Moore went to her bedroom, on her servant quitting she went to bed and locked her bedchamber door. Her paramour was supposed to have escaped during the night as there was evidence that they had slept together in the same bed. The jury found for the plaintiff and damages of 50 pounds were awarded.

July 31st 1811

On Saturday last died the Rev John Gamble, Rector of Alphamstone also of Bradfield Juxta Mare in Essex, the former is in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, the latter is the valuable living, the presentment to which on a plea of lapse caused a sensation throughout Essex 10 years ago, the right of presentment now returns to it's patron the Rev Bate Dudley.

August 7th 1811

At Ipswich Sessions a bill of indictment was found against the church wardens and overseer of St Mary at Stoke for conspiracy in sending an orphan pauper boy aged 8 years to a chimney sweep and nightman in London after the magistrates had refused consent.

October 30th 1811

Lately died at Belchamp St Pauls, the Rev Jeremy Pemberton M.A. vicar of the above place and Rector of Kingston, Cambs, and formerly of King's College.

October 30th 1811

A few evenings since a smuggler's vessel laden with 600 tubs of spirits and a large quantity of lace, ran ashore at Landguard Fort and could not get off again, the smugglers threw the liquor overboard and made their escape. The soldiers of the garrison fell in with it and four of them drank so much that they have since died.

November 10th 1811

Inquisition on the 5th inst on the body of Hannah Carnt who being at work in a chalk pit was accidentally killed by part of it falling upon her.

November 27th 1811

There has not been any recent inventions by which human calamity has been produced as by the new implement called the thrashing machine and this in greater measure arises from unskilfulness of those employed to work it and are often ignorant of the powers of mechanism. We notice that Mr Arthur Brooks of Horringer had a very narrow escape within the last few days as the whole of his cloathes, even his shirt was torn from his back and had not his men stopped the machine with such promptitude there would have been loss of limbs and probably his life. It would therefore be prudent to prohibit the use of the implement under penalty unless attended by a skillful mechanic.

December 4th 1811

At Bury cattle fair there was a large shew of cattle, Scots and home bred were generally obtainable at higher prices and if in tolerable condition produced an average of 7s a stone although the Scots are usually driven here are not of the primest kind. Horses were good and were obtainable at higher prices, colts and foals especially if they are of the true Suffolk breed and of chestnut colour.

December 25th 1811

Yesterday married William Stebbing aged 75 years to Miss Ann Allum aged 17 years, both of Stanton, after a tedious courtship of six days.

February 29th 1812

A very fertile farm situated in Little Yeldham, 104 acres, in occupation of Mr Parmenter called North End farm, with pasture, arable and woodland.

March 4th 1812

To be sold by auction-Elm Farm at Alpheton, situated on turnpike road, good farmhouse, large barn, cowhouse, granary, about 80 acres in occupation of Mrs Rowling.

March 27th 1812

Committed to our gaol, William Finch for entering the house of William Cresswell of Melford and stealing four hams and a quantity of other meet. John Cant and John Boreham were charged with stealing a wether sheep the property of Rev Newman of Sudbury.

April 5th 1812

Eyston Hall, Essex to be sold at the Rose and Crown in Sudbury. All the manor of Eyston Hall and farm, situated in Belchamp and Borley, containing about 197 acres-capital mansion-pastures in convenient enclosures-about 22 acres only of the whole estate are copyhold of the manor of Walter Belchamp and Borley-good farmhouse comprising sitting room-parlour-kitchen-6 bed chambers-backhouse-brewing offices-dairy- farm and riding horse stables-the outbuildings are very large with capital double barns-cart lodge with granary over same-piggery, all in excellent state of repair.
The above estate from the goodness of the land, the extent and situation demands the attention of every gentlemen wishing to realize landed property, the house and premises are capable of being made a valuable elegant residence as they stand upon an eminence commanding beautiful home prospects and the fields are situated as to be easily made into lawns communicating with roads from Belchamp to Sudbury. The estate is three miles from the Borough and the capital corn market and daily communications by coach and post with London. Particulars from Messrs Frost and Stedman, Sudbury.

April 25th 1812

The small-pox has not been prevalent in the county but Lavenham has been afflicted with this disorder for the last two months to the injury of trade and the terror of the inhabitants and neighbourhood.

April 26th 1812

Ipswich Town was handsomely decorated on Thursday last in honour of the gallant victory by Lord Wellington over France.
Inquisition at Stoke by Clare on George Turner, an infant who fell into a ditch and drowned and also of John Ambrose of Cavendish who was thrown from his horse on Thursday last and received injuries from which he died.

September 2nd 1812

Committed to Bury gaol-Ambrose Woolard who was charged with stealing a quantity of wheat from a farm in Poslingford the property of Mr P.Sherif. Mary Cole was charged with stealing 2 yards of print and various other articles to the value of 2 pounds eighteen shillings and three pence at Stoke by Clare.

October 7th 1812

On Saturday last at Liston Hall, to the lady of J.Campbell Esq, a still born child.

November 4th 1812

On Saturday last the Clare Regiment of the Suffolk Militia marched into Ipswich from Woodbridge.

November 23rd 1812

On Saturday last, Charles Hentity, a surgeon, was charged at Bow Street with the unlawful marriage of Charlotte Wyatt the daughter of the member for Sudbury but living at Ealing, who had a wife still living. Miss Wyatt is entitled to a fortune of 10, 000L. The prisoner got acquainted with Miss Wyatt and they eloped, Mr Wyatt found that he had a wife still living in Sligo, Ireland. Committed to the Assizes.

April 28th 1813

On Monday last as a servant of Mr N.Acton of Livermere was driving two bullocks to London, one of them attacked its driver at Sicklesmere and so dreadfully gored him that his life is in danger.

April 28th 1813

Holkham Sheep Fair. There are premiums to promote the improvement of livestock. For the best wether sheep of the Southdown breed, 10L-best ram, 10L-best boar, piece of plate valued at 5L-best Devon bull, plate to the value of 10L-premium for shepherd with greatest number of lambs in proportion to ewes, 5gns-premium for ploughmen who shall set out and plough with two oxen in the best husbandry manner, a piece of land to be fixed at Holkham.

May 5th 1813

On Sunday last a storm was so great at Gt Waldingfield that a poor woman named Goddard was killed and her husband lies speechless from the same cause.

June 9th 1813

Eyston Lodge Farm for sale-freehold farm in Walter Belchamp, Otten Belchamp and Foxearth-120 acres of pasture arable ans woodland with farmhouse, barn and outbuildings, in occupation of John Oldham, well situated for the markets of Sudbury at four miles and Clare at five miles. Possession at Michaelmas.

June 9th 1813

On Saturday last as John Buxton the Sudbury carrier was returning from Bury, he fell from the shafts of his waggon and the wheels broke his leg in two places. On Thursday as two men were carting a stone from a quarry in Sudbury to Mr Edwards a stone mason at Ballingdon, the plank gave way and it fell on a poor man named Henry Die and broke his arm in several places that is feared it will have to be amputated. As a man named Harder was thatching at Assington, his foot slipped from the ladder, he fell on his head killing him immediately.

July 7th 1813

Committed to our gaol in Bury, George Farrow for receiving from Wiliam Ford and William Nelson, two servants of Mr Josiah Stammers of Melford, four sacks and twenty bushels of bran and pollard, well known thmn to have been stolen.

July 21st 1813

At Bury Quarter Sessions. William Ford and William Nelson were sentenced to nine months in prison.

August 4th 1813

A letter from Harwich dated 2nd of August, says a packet has just arrived with the information that the Russians are marching to take Hamburgh and that the French have a pitch barrel in nearly every house in the event of having to set fire on their approach.

August 11th 1813

On Saturday last, Nathaniel Lilley and his wife Deborah, were committed to Bury gaol charged with breaking open the dwelling house of Robert Andrews at Stanstead and stealing a cotton gown, a woollen waistcoat, two silver spoons and a pound note.

August 18th 1813

At Bury Assizes James Abbot was convicted for stealing a wether sheep from Martin Gage at Chelsworth and Nathaniel Lilly for burgarling the dwelling house of Robert Andrews at Stanstead were sentenced to death. No prosecutor appeared against Deborah Lilly so she was discharged. Before his Lordship left the town all sentenced to death were reprieved.

August 18th 1813

On Monday morning the inhabitants of Cavendish were in great consternation by a cry of fire from the cottage of a man named Brown, the fire would have consumed all the eastern part of the village but for the prompt exertions of the inhabitants.

August 18th 1813

Inquisition at Newton on Ann Foster who jumped into a pond and drowned.
At Lavenham inquisition on William Frost who was killed while carting barley, being thrust against a gate post by the thiller horse.

September 1st 1813

By reduction in the price of oats the Postmasters of Bury and Sudbury have lowered the price of posting to 1s 6d a mile except on carrying more than four passengers.

September 15th 1813

To be sold-valuable Southdown flock consisting of 504 sheep and lambs-16 chestnut horses-7 ploughs-carts etc. Catalogues from the principal Inns near Long Melford. (Probably Kentwell).

September 22nd 1813

On Monday last, Nathaniel Lilly was removed from Bury gaol to be put aboard the hulks for transportation for life.

November 12th 1813

The creditors of Richard Moore of Kentwell Hall are required to attend a meeting of the trustees at the Bull Inn at Melford on Monday next.

November 17th 1813

Inquisition at Barrow on Thomas Brand an infant who was killed by falling down stairs.

December 15th 1813

Married on Thursday last, Henry Mason Coker, son of W.Coker of Borley Hall to Miss Ann Sidley of Bures Hamlet.

December 15th 1813

H.Rampling was committed to Bury gaol charged with stealing 18 fowls from J.S.Coker of Borley.

December 15th 1813

Sir John Shelley stands unrivalled as a shot, he bagged 35 brace of partridges by his own gun in two days at Gipping.

December 22nd 1813

Mr S.Clarke of Bardwell on Tuesday last slaughtered two oxen, one a Lincolnshire and one a Highlander, the Lincolnshire weighed, quarters 115 stone six pounds and 13 stone of tallow, the Highlander weighed 69 stone with 8© stones of tallow. The Lincolnshire was bought by Mr Clarke at 15 months of age at Setch market for 35L and it has since eaten(unreadable) swedish turnips, grass, hay and 5 coombs of bran mixed with oats for the 2 bullocks, on the 18th of August they were put on swedish turnips and constantly fed them until slaughter.

December 29th 1813

A ball was held in the new rooms at Bury in honour of the recent emancipation of Holland from the French and the brilliant victory of Lord Wellington on the Continent.