The Foxearth and District Local History Society
1844 Suffolk & Essex Free Press newspaper archive

February 21st 1844

To be sold at the Crown Inn, Glemsford on the 22nd of February, on the premises. All the capital brewing plant for six coombs, two bushels, also well seasoned store casks from 10 hogsheads downwards, pipe, hogshead and other casks. 800 gallons of beer, small quantities of wines and spirits and all the neat and tidy furniture of Messrs William Sparkes Golding of the Crown Inn, Glemsford. Under distress warrant and by virtue of a sale.

July 17th 1844

Silver End Green, Belchamp St Pauls-To be sold at the Half Moon on July 19th,- Freehold double tenement in occupation of Wm.Gibbons and Geo.Fox - productive gardens, fronting onto the Tilbury Ovington road - rent £ 6-10s per annum. Same position 3 tenements.- in occupation of Josh Green - Jas. Jervis - Jas.Everett, these two lots are very valuable and will give votes in Essex. Lots 3 - double tenements in occupation of Sam Tarbun - Henry Harrington.

September 11th 1844

Aubries Estate for sale - 1400 acres, by direction of Col.Meyrick.

April 2nd 1845

Charles Smith and John Poole of Sudbury were charged with highway robbery and assaulting Samuel Piper of Foxearth.
Piper said he went to Sudbury on the 15th of February and went into the Globe Inn, Smith and Poole were there and Smith said " old daddy will you drink", I drank with them, I did pull out my purse on several occasions when I paid for beer. When I left for home at about 12-30, Smith followed me out. As I was walking just out of the town, Smith knocked me insensible, on recovering I found a hand in my pocket which drew a purse out of it. Cross examined Piper said he was not drunk but half and half.
Johnson, a constable of Sudbury, said he searched for Smith and the next day brought him in, Smith tried to escape on the way. Cross, the keeper of the gaol in Sudbury, said the cells are arranged in the gaol so that the prisoners could talk to each other, he could hear and took down every word what was said for three quarters of and hour. Verdict - Poole not guilty. Smith who had been convicted for the same offence in 1842 was sentenced to 15 years transportation.
(In the 1851 census, Samuel Piper was a 72 year old widower and pauper living in Foxearth).

May 7th 1845

Mr Daniel Gooch begs to inform the public and friends that he has removed from the Ram Inn, Long Melford to the Swan Inn, Long Melford. Well aired beds and stabling, horse and gig to let.

July 30th 1845

Foxearth Rectory. Messrs Isaacson and Tattersall have been favoured with instructions to sell by auction with instructions from the Rev A.H.Pearson who is leaving the district.
Modern furniture and a collection of pictures by the following masters-- Borgonni - Teniers - Guardi - Rickaert - Vanderneer - Paul Brill - Scheider - R.A.Turner - R.A.Arnold - Watt of Hamstead - Patrick Nasmyth -Elen Chambers - Simpson a pupil of Stanfield - Old Pether - Dearman - Charles Towns - Hoddington - Mornewick. 100 dozen of old port - sherry -bucellas - Lisbon Champaygne.

July 30th 1845

Larriots Farm, Belchamp Walter, for sale. 92 acres 1 r 19p.
September 3rd 1845. There died at Sudbury on Friday last, Richard Chambers, colour sergeant of the 69th Reg. The gallant veteran served with distinction under the Duke of Wellington and his Waterloo medal was considered by the deceased to be his greatest ornament. On his death bed he directed that it should never leave the family and he desired to be buried in his regimentals that he might lie " like a warrior taking his rest, with his martial cloak around him".

August 6th 1845

Sale of farm at Belchamp, Sewells. Good dwelling house with stabling, brewhouse and dairy. Superb brick built tower Windmill with patent sails, iron wind shaft, 5 floors, 2 pairs of capital french stones.
Two enclosures of superb arable land called " Caven" and Field lay, containing 20 acres 3r 32p. The mill is nearly new and is situated on the Belchamp St Pauls to Sudbury road. May be viewed on application to Mr John Gooday.

September 24th 1845

At Sewell's Farm, Otten Belchamp, farming dead and live stock on the 7th of October. Dairy utensils and part of the neat and genteel household effects. Also at Finstead End, Boxted, Suffolk.
Tower windmill now in occupation of Mr Watkinson who has engaged a farm and public house.

November 12th 1845

Post Windmill at Walter Belchamp. To be sold at the Half Moon, Clare, on the 24th at 6 o'clock. Substantial Post Windmill with brick round house, pair of French stones, head and tail wheels all principal timbers are of heart of oak, the whole to be taken down and removed from the premises before 17th of January 1846. Can be viewed on application to Mr Mason at the Water Mill.