The Foxearth and District Local History Society
1832-1833 Bury and Norwich Post newspaper archive

January 4th 1832

At the audit of Sir Hyde Parker last week, the worthy baronet in the most liberal manner, made a reduction of 10 per cent upon his rents and gave the worthy tenants a very handsome entertainment at the Bull Hotel in Melford.

January 4th 1832

The contract for bread at the Suffolk Hospital at Bury has been taken by Mr Webb at 2s 3d a stone and meat at contract by Mr Gocher at 5 d a pound.

January 4th 1832

Committed to Bury gaol, Roger Wordley and Samuel Clark for stealing coals from Charles Bigg at Glemsford.

January 4th 1832

The George Inn at Sudbury to be let, situated on the Old Market Place, the most preferable part of flourishing Sudbury.

January 11th 1832

The term of imprisonment of Joseph Saville who was convicted last January for dispersing inflammatory bills signed 'The Swing' expired last Monday when he paid 50L and was discharged.

January 11th 1832

John Mathews and John Heard were committed to Bury gaol for having in their possession 40 counterfeit sixpences, two half crowns and 4s in a rough state having just been cast.

January 18th 1832

Transported for 7 years, Thomas Salmon for stealing divers gold and a silver watch from John Hammond of Clare.
Acquitted at Bury Sessions, Roger Wordley, Samuel and Zacariah Clark charged with stealing coals at Glemsford.

January 25th 1832

At Bury corn market----wheat 24-36s--barley from 14s to 20s--oats 10s to 16s--beans 13s to 19s--peas 16s to 18s.

February 1st 1832

On Friday se'nnight, some villian broke into the parish church at Acton by partly removing the glass from one window, his object no doubt was the rich communion plate in which he was dissapointed as it had been removed to a more secure place, the vestry chest was broken open and communion clothes taken and a bottle of sacramental wine.

February 22nd 1832

The East Essex foxhounds will meet on Saturday 25th at Gestingthorpe Compasses.

February 22nd 1832

Inquis--at Lt Cornard on Thomas Partridge who was falling a oak tree pollard which fell on him sooner than expected and lighted on his head.

February 22nd 1832

Yesterday se'nnight as a daughter of Joseph Green a printer from Ballingdon was passing along a street in Sudbury when a large dog playfully leapt upon her, in her fright she dropped an infant which she was carrying, on to the paving, it died the next day.

March 7th 1832

We think it is necessary to guard the public against the use of spurious leeches which have lately been introduced in consequence of the high price of German leeches, the latter are distinquished by their dark spotted belly and the spurious ones by their spotted back only and in instances produces sipelas and violent inflamation.

March 14th 1832

Bury Sessions--To be transported for 7 years for stealing 2 bushels of potatoes from Mr Firmin at Cavendish, Samuel Mortlock, an affidavit of a former transportation was produced.
Two years prison for Samuel Davis for counterfeiting coins.
William Dyson for stealing 1s from the till of Messrs Ray at Clare. 2 years.

March 21st 1832

Death sentence was recorded at Bury Sessions on Thomas Charles Staines for breaking into a shed belonging to Frederick Golding at Glemsford and stealing 13L and some calico and other articles.
Mill End Farm to be sold between Melford and Clare and the effects of Ambrose Jeffereys.

March 28th 1832

On Sunday last, 15 persons from the parish of Stanton sailed from Yarmouth for Upper Canada, to each unable to pay the parish gave 5L and the Lord of the Manor 1L each.

April 11th 1832

Died on Wednesday last, in his 79th year, Mr Ewer of Pauls Hall, Belchamp St Pauls, he lived respected for his integrity and is deeply regretted by his family and friends.
At Essex Sessions it was resolved to build a new gaol at Colchester for 6000L and one at Halstead.
On Wednesday night thieves broke into Glemsford Water Mill and stole from the desk 10 pounds mostly of copper tied in 5s packets.
Committed to Bury gaol- William Aust, Samuel Seeley and Alfred Wordley charged with stealing seven ducks and one drake from Henry Murton at Glemsford.

April 18th 1832

Advert---To emmigrants for Quebec, the Ardwell, 300 tons burthen will sail from Lynn, it is a fast coppered ship, early in May if enough numbers of passengers.
At Bury Sessions, Abraham Hardy for stealing a coat from the shop of William and Stephen Alston at Clare, to be transported for 7 years, his accomplice, James Hart, to prison for 18 months.

May 9th 1832

Inquis- at Clare on Samuel Golding aged 53 years who hung himself

May 20th 1832

Elizabeth Newman aged 21 years was convicted of obtaining money from the overseer at Weeley under false pretences. Transported for 7 years.
William Jarvis was charged with stealing a quantity of oak wood battlings and faggots from William Brown at Cavendish, committed to Bury gaol.

June 13th 1832

Alfred Wordley to be imprisoned for 1 month for trespassing on the premises of James Clarke at Glemsford and for assaulting him, 3 weeks.

June 20th 1832

A shocking accident occurred last Thursday on the Sudbury road near Chapel Hill, the Rev Mr Bull of Pentlow, accompanied by the Rev Mr Huff of the Church Mission Society was on his way to this town (Bury?) in a gig when his mare began to kick and threw Mr Bull out, Mr Huff got out of the back, both gentlemen escaped injury. The mare ran off with the gig when it was met by a boy named William Bryant of Bury who was riding one horse and leading another, the horses began to plunge and the boy was pulled off as they ran towards Bury kicking and trampling him as they dragged him along by the halter which he had tied round his arm, for more than 50 rod before they came to a stop, on taking him up his head was so fractured he died immediately.
At the inquest by Mr John Wayman, Gent, accidental death was returned with a deodand of 1s.

June 27th 1832

Advert-----Mr Jonas Webb wishes to inform his friends and the public in general that his annual shew of Southdown tups will be held on Friday 13th of July in which their esteemed company will be a favour, the sheep will be sold or let as usual and can remain on the farm until required by the purchaser. At Church Farm, Babraham.

July 11th 1832

Whilst on a visit to her daughter (Mrs Firmin) of Bulmer, Mrs Dowling of Dovercourt Hall, Essex, was taken in a fit and died.
Within the last fortnight several papers have been dropped in the Mildenhall area threatening the occupiers with fire unless better wages were paid.
Valuable household furniture, brewing equipment, one horse chaise, harness etc, property of Edward Ewer of Gages, Blechamp.

August 1st 1832

At Essex Assizes, John Boutell and William Gage for stealing a lamb from Henry Parker of Yeldham, transported for life.
At Suffolk Assizes, Ellen Griggs aged 17 years was charged with stealing a golden brooch, ring and a pair of purse slides etc the property of her master, William Bread Hurt of Edwardstone. The prosecution implored the mercy of the court on account of her youth and her unprotected state having no father or mother. 6 months.
Zacharia Hills aged 27 years was charged with stealing a sheep from William Hart at Boxford. John Bloomfield for entering the dwelling house of Harriet Cooke at Lawshall and stealing a box of spoons and a quantity of silver. Both 7 years transportation.

August 8th 1832

A match of cricket was played at Newton between 11 gentlemen of that place and 11 of Clare, the game terminated in favour of the former. Newton 71 and 54, Clare 20 and 55 runs.

August 15th 1832

Under the fist of bankruptcy of John Orbell. A cottage in four tenements with garden, situated at Mill Hill by Puttock End, Walter Belchamp and one other cottage--A water corn mill at Henny with small paddock the premises are known as Hall's Farm, 50 acres.
Eligible property at Walter Belchamp consisting of messuage and water corn mill driving two stones with flour mill-three floors-leaded cistern, 60 coomb steep, malt and barley chambers, stable and outbuildings with about 7 acres also post windmill near the above. A capital tower corn mill situated in Bulmer but generally known as Ballingdon Mill.

August 22nd 1832

On Wednesday last, William Twitchett was executed within the walls of Bury prison in pursuance of his sentence at our late Assizes for burgarly at Stradishall workhouse and for inhumanely beating Mrs Biggs, the mistress. The wife and three sweet children and brother of the unhappy man took leave of him on Monday. Twitchett addressed the crowd in a firm voice saying " all you that are standing by take warning what I am going to suffer, I am innocent of the offence and the Lord knows it". The rope having been fixed, the drop fell and he died without a struggle. The number of spectators was very large, a great proportion being women.

August 22nd 1832

Deaths--On Wednesday last, Frances in her 24th year, the youngest daughter of Mrs Rogers and grand-daughter of the late Mr Ewer of Pauls Hall, Belchamp St Pauls, her death was awfully sudden, a few minutes before she was well and cheery.

August 22nd 1832

Inqu- at Lt Waldingfield on Thomas Beer a labourer in the employ of Mr Henry Vincent. Deceased was riding on the shaft horse of an empty waggon and was going into a field, owing to the inequality of the ground the horse he was riding started and he was thrown off in such a manner that the two wheels passed over his head and he died immediately. Accidental with a deodand of 1s.

August 29th 1832

To be let---Brandeston Hall, situated in Gt Waldingfield by the side of the high road from Lavenham to Sudbury, good farm house, stables, other buildings, labourers cottages, 365 acres.
From an Edinburgh weekly----the strength of our great countryman, Sir Walter Scott gets daily weaker and the thread of life will give way before many days.

September 5th 1832

Married on Friday last at Bulmer church, Robert Allen of Ballingdon to Mary Elizabeth, only daughter of Thomas Pung of Bulmer.
William Bass for refusing to perform his contract with William Hill a silk manufacturer of Sudbury. 1 month.

September 12th 1832

At Gt Wilbraham- The annual sale of Mr Teverson's shearling ewes and wethers is fixed for Thursday, September 13th when Mr Isaacson will have the honour of offering 2000 pure Sussex Southdown shearlings of which 200 are wethers. For a number of years, Mr Teverson's judgement in selecting his stock has been before the public and his well known disregard of expense in procuring such sheep.

September 18th 1832

The 22nd anniversary sale at Mr Teverson's of Gt Wilbraham Farm near Newmarket took place last Thursday and was numerously attended by agriculturists of the highest respectability from the neighbouring counties as well as distant parts of the Kingdom. The excellence of the pure Southdown stock was universally admired and ready sale was affected at 28L to 45L per score, upwards of 90 persons sat down dinner provided by the hospitality of the vendor.

September 12th 1832

Valuable farm stock and implements, the property of Mr Eaton Hale will be sold at Gt Yeldham Hall farm.

September 19th 1832

Charlotte Lungley and Mary Mortlock, one charged with stealing, the other with receiving a quantity of barley the property of Andrew Partridge of Cavendish.
September 19th 1832.At Smeethem Hall, Bulmer the live and dead stock of Mr Hurrell who is quitting the farm.
To be sold at Slough farm, Acton, the effects of Mr A. Ruffel who is leaving the farm, 11 horses-9 cows-34 swine etc.
At Hole farm, Acton, the live and dead stock of William Everitt. 8 horses- 6 cows-100 ewes.

October 3rd 1832

On Thursday last the Melford Troop of Yeomanry completed their eight day duty at Sudbury, they marched to Melford headed by their brass band and kettle drums, to be dismissed by Sir Hyde Parker on which occasion they were invited to Melford Hall to a liberal entertainment where they met the principal families of the neighbourhood and sat down to a sumptuous meal at 4 o' clock and at eight there was a ball to which a wife or friend of every member and many families of the village were invited. The ball was opened by Sir J.Cope and Miss Ayres, also there were Mrs Parker, Hart Logan, T.Hallifax, R.Maplecroft, G.Poley, R.and Mrs Lambert.

October 24th 1832

Golden Rewse was convicted of lewdly exposing his person on a footpath at Gt Cornard. 3 months.

November 7th 1832

A dreadful accident occurred at Mr Orbell's water mill at Brundon near Sudbury, as the cook was stooping to fill a pitcher of water she lost her balance and fell between the water and the grate, one horrible shriek from the poor girl followed by immediate stopping of the mill alarmed the household who rushed out and found her mutilated body crushed to pieces by the ponderous wheel.

November 28th 1832

Samuel Theobald for offences against the game laws at Boxted, 2 months.

December 5th 1832

At our great stock fair at Bury on Saturday last the show of bullocks being somewhat short of last years 2000 head of Scots and Shorthorns, they were generally not in such good condition as in previous years but a general clearance took place at good prices, 4 year old Scots making 8L to 9L 10s.

December 5th 1832

The letters from emigrants from Stanton to Canada. We have several others, one saying we have all got places at 30s a man with board, washing and lodging and 50 acres of land with nothing to pay for 3 years.

January 16th 1833

Michael Garwood for stealing 5 pecks of beans from the barn of Daniel Alston at Stanstead. 14 days. His master said he would take him into employment again.
John Pegg for stealing 5 pecks of potatoes from John Hills at Gt Waldingfield. 6 weeks.
One week and a whipping for Henry Allison and Alfred Crossman for stealing two tame rabbits from John Crossman at Bures.

January 23rd 1833

On Tuesday at the Bail Court action against Lady Hyde Parker by Messrs Ferguson and Redmayne to recover a sum of 97L 12s 6d for household furniture belonging to her Ladyship in Cumberland Place and Hereford Street, Mayfair and Park Place in 1831. Judgement for the plaintiffs of 297L.

January 30th 1833

On Saturday night a stack belonging to Mr Fisher at Sible Hedingham was set on fire, the same night a haulm stack belonging to Mr Tomlinson of Gestingthorpe in Nunnery Street at Castle Hedingham was destroyed by fire, a man has been apprehended.

January 30th 1833

Thomas Gooday and James Clarke were committed to Bury gaol charged with stealing 3 bushels of wheat from Sidney Eldred at Glemsford.
January 30th 1833. James Lumley was charged with stealing a bundle of straw plait from the gig of Frederick William Bethel at Lavenham. ( In the 1851 census there was a Frederick Bethel, a straw plait factor living at what is now Rose Cottage, Foxearth).

February 20th 1833

Inquisition at Cavendish on Michael Cobbing who was employed in cutting down a tree when a sudden gust blew it down where it was not expected to fall causing instant death.
Francis Bruty of Clare for a misdemeanor. 1 month.

February 20th 1833

Inqu-- at Bures St Mary on William Theobald an infant of 2 years who was killed by drinking water from a kettle which had just been taken from the fire. (This is at least the 3rd case of this I have come across.(G.H.)

February 27th 1833

The Lavenham annual mart on Shrove Tuesday was well attended by quadrupeds and bipeds, the show of horses was considerably lower and a few made pretty good prices, there was a good show of neat stock and good cows with calves by their side sold at high prices and young stock sold at better prices than accustomed probably on account of abundant turnips. Mr Astley of Stanstead Hall was cased for his pocket book containg two 5L notes and a cheque and Mr Mann of Glemsford lost a valuable cart mare and a poor man watching a sham fight had his pockets turned inside out and lost 6s 6d all the ready rhino he could command in this world.

March 6th 1833

Died at Clare, James Brady a tailor the last survivor of a company of ringers who on the 17th of February 1781 rang on Clare bells in 3 hours 8 minutes, a complete peal of Bob Major of 5040 changes, by coincidence he was buried on the 52 anniversary of the day.
Inqu-- at Gt Waldingfield on Sarah Bantock who was found dead in her house in which she had locked herself in alone, she had fallen upon a pail in front of the fire while filling the boiler and fallen on the fire.

March 6th 1833

Inquis--on Saturday at Kiln Farm, Melford on Samuel Theobald a young man who fell in the pond on Thursday last and was found next day. The pond was in a field where some sheep were kept and deceased attended them, when he was found he was wearing a heavy overcoat, it appeared he had slipt into the pond and was unable to extricate himself.

March 6th 1833

Sarah Jagg for neglecting to work and becoming chargeable to the parish of Milden. 1 month.

March 6th 1833

Gages farm at Belchamp St Pauls to be let. 191 acres.
At Ketton near Haverhill, under an execution and free of duty upon the premises of Robert Jolley-valuable farm implements-8 horses-1 sow and pigs-3 cows etc.
Wheat at Bury Corn market--Red wheat to 27s a quarter-white wheat to 28s-barley to 16s oats to 12s.

April 24th 1833

A most shameful exhibition of brutality took place at Sicklesmere on Thursday last. Two dogs matched to fight each other and continued to bite and tear each other for 45 minutes, when one was defeated the victor was compelled to draw a large badger 14 times until the exhausted animal sacrificed his life.

April 24th 1833

Inqui--at Clare on Alfred Ellingham who while mounting a waggon in Clare street, the horse started off and he fell to the ground and was killed by the wheels passing over him.
April 24th 1833.At Melford James Carter fell under the shaft horse of a waggon which he was driving, he was trampled to death. Deodands of 1s in both cases.
April 24th 1833.Water corn mill and windmill at Gt Cornard to be sold by the will of P.Mortlock, the capital water mill is known as Cornard Mill driving four pairs of stones and the windmill, the above is in occupation of Nathaniel Taylor whose term expires September next, in a inexhaustable supply of water, navigation to the ports of Manningtree and Mistley. The Post windmill drives two pairs of stones and is situated on the east side of the road from Sudbury to Cornard.

May 8th 1833

The Duke of Wellington has told us that the West India slaves must be gradually emancipated because they are better off than if they were free.

May 8th 1833

Bury gaol has the bad " emminence" of having confined more poachers than last year than any in the Kingdom, Devises in Wiltshire execepted, the number was 117.

May 8th 1833

Sale at Henny--excellent household furniture, 2000 books, engravings, prints of the late Rev Claude Carter.

May 29th 1833

A new organ was opened at Melford Church on Sunday the 19th by Messrs William and Alfred Nunn of Bury who displayed great talent and ability.

June 12th 1833

On Tuesday the 4th last two females attired in the costume of Friends visited the Sudbury district exhorting sinners to repent, they made their appearance in Cavendish, no sooner had they taken up their position on the green they were annoyed by the bells striking up in the steeple which prevented them being heard. How far it may be lawful I cannot say but at any rate such conduct to unoffending females betrays a want of sense and feeling which would have disgraced our forefathers in the benighted ignorance and popish superstition.

June 12th 1833

Committed to Bury gaol, Abraham Gridley charged with stealing two lambs the property of Joseph Spraggins of Lt Waldingfield.

June 26th 1833

Inqu--at Poslingford on William Moor of Hundon whose death was occasioned by a great quantity of gravel falling on him in a pit where he was working in Poslingford.

July 17th 1833

Inqis-- at Polstead on William Baker who fell off the shafts of a waggon laden with muck, the wheels passing over his head he was killed on the spot.

July 24th 1833

Married at Liston in Essex---Mr J.Spencer, merchant, to Maria daughter of Mr J.Ardley, miller.

July 31st 1833

Inqu-- at Glemsford on William Sadler aged 3 1/2 years who was at play near a pond and fell in and drowned.
Thomas Seabrook for maliciously damaging the cage at Gt Bradley. two months.

August 7th 1833.

At Bury Assizes--
The King versus Holden and another.  Defendants in the case were the Rev Charles Holden and the Rev S.R.Fiske.
The clerk read the indictments charging defendants with a nameless offence.  Mt Holden is the vicar of Gt Cornard and Mr Fiske is his curate.  Mr Holden is a 70 year old widower and Mr Fiske is a single man. Mr Thomas Prigg said he was Parish Clerk, he had seen a light in a window and peered over the top of the shutters and could see the room very plainly, witness detailed everything he could see. The case lasted 12 hours.
Not guilty.

October 9th 1833.

Valuable house furniture to be sold at Gt Cornard Parsonage, the property of the Rev Holden on October 23rd 1833.

August 14th 1833

Died on Wednesday last at Havre, the Rev William Butts, 45 years rector at Glemsford.

August 28th 1833

Last week a farmer at Norton in this county had three men reaping for him each over the age of ninety in the course of which they found three ears of wheat with upwards of 90 kernels in each

August 28th 1833

On Monday se'nnight at about 12 at night a fire was discovered at a farm at Chilton near Sudbury occupied by Robert Horner, several engines were soon in attendance but the fire made such rapid progress all their efforts were in vain. 8 large stacks and a commodious barn filled with corn were destroyed with several ploughs, tumbrils and a threshing machine, all consumed except the dwelling house, it is thought to be the work of an incendiary. Mr Horner has a character of an excellent master.

September 11th 1833

We are informed that the late gleaning season of the poor has been more productive than for many years, two poor children from Rougham, one 10 and the other 8 actually gleaned upwards of 5 bushels of wheat.
September 11th 1833.To be sold at Cavendish, the valuable live and dead stock of Mr Colt, 2 horses-5 cows-two sows and pigs etc.
September 11th 1833.Thomas Wilding for violently assaulting John Deacon at Lavenham. 8 months.

September 18th 1833

Important sale of neat stock to be sold at Liston Hall, Essex. Capital dairy of 15 polled Suffolk milch cows-12 two year old heifers-six yearlings-all well timed in calf,-bull-one steer-17 yearling heifers-6 sows and pigs-44 shoats-two cart horses-2 tumbrils- harrows- harness etc, the sole reason for the disposal is that the proprietor, Mr Richard Lambert having let his park and adjoining lands and has altogether declined farming.
Clarkes farm at Belchamp Walter-live and dead stock of William Snell to be sold.

September 25th 1833

To be sold on the premises at Moth Farm at Chilton Street, Clare, the live and dead stock of Thomas Hayward. The above premises to be let, 178 acres, apply the auctioneers.

October 9th 1833

Sarah Everitt and Mahala Brown to Bury gaol for one month for stealing quinces from a garden at Cavendish.

October 9th 1833

At Braintree fair on Wednesday last there was the largest show of of stock ever remembered, nearly 10, 000 sheep were penned, they sold briskly at higher prices, hops supply better than expected and tolerable sales were made at 7L to 10L per cwt.

October 9th 1833

A thief broke into a poor man's cottage at Thurston and stole 50s, he was apprehended by Nixon the constable from Ixworth police, he turned out to be the poor man's brother, Samuel Knott, who took the opportunity to break into the house while his brother and family were at a largesse spending.

October 30th 1833

Among the number of convicts advertised in the Police Gazette as having escaped from New South Wales are Jonh Lovatt a ploughman and native of Suffolk who was tried at Bury in 1821 and transported for life also William Hogg a native of Bury who took off with ten others from Moreton on December 31st 1831 in the schooner Caledonia which they seized.

October 30th 1833

Committed to Bury gaol, William Chambers, charged with stealing 9 quarts of beer under false pretences from Micat Miller at Cavendish.

October 30th 1833

Important sale at Over Hall in Gestingthorpe, valuable furniture, who is leaving the above establishment for Tunbridge Wells, superb paintings including a splendid copy of" Christ healing the sick" whichwas recently sold for 3, 000 guineas.

November 13th 1833

Inqu--on Friday last at Cavendish on Thomas Steed aged 14 years was burnt to death on November 5th last by a firework called a blue candle which communicated with other fireworks in his pocket causing them to explode.

November 13th 1833

An inquest at Stoke by Clare on Serjent Eldred Miller who laid himself on the bed and died the following morning.

November 20th 1833

Inqu--at Poslingford on John Forge who was killed when a quantity of sand fell on him while working in a sand pit at Poslingford.

December 4th 1833

Died at Gt Cornard aged 69, Robert Hitchens, former butler to William Jennings of Acton Place.

December 4th 1833

Died on the 23rd, Edward Walter Bethel aged 11 years, only son of Frederick Bethell of Foxearth.

December 4th 1833

Our correspondent from Clare informs us of great distress occasioned among the poor classes in the town in consequence of the owner of numerous cottages of the lowest description has distrianed his tenants for rent arrears and other expences by which some are driven to seek asylum in stables and others to poor relations, when they came for sale some of the better off inhabitants stood by and let prices loewr until they could buy tham for their poor neighbours

December 4th 1833

On Saturday afternoon a most melancholy accident happened at Cavendish to a man named Hetterble an old age pensioner who went into a beershop kept by another pensioner named Ralton and called for a pint of beer which was got for him by the wife of the host, she went upstairs and he laid down by the fireside, the wretched creature being intoxicated fell into the fire and was dreadfully burnt on one side and on the back, he was quickly removed to his home where he expired next day.

December 4th 1833

Inqu--at Cockfield on Sussannah Pryke an infant aged 2 years who while ascending the ladder to the bed chamber in her father's cottage, fell down on her head and was instantly killed.

December 18th 1833

Inquisition at Cavendish on Samuel Honeyball aged 70 who accidently fell on the fire in the home of William Relton while in a state of intoxication and was so much burned that he died the next day.

December 25th 1833

Charles Albon and James Stanhope for neglecting to perform their contract in threshing oats in a husbandlike manner at Melford. 3 months.