The Foxearth and District Local History Society
1892 Bury Free Press newspaper archive

January 2nd 1892

Mat maker in trouble. Arthur Oakley of Glemsford was charged with being disorderly and refusing to quit Stanstead White Hart, the case was adjourned last week in order to find further evidence an additional one would now appear for the defendant as the former one was found drowned. 1s and 14s costs.

January 30th 1892

Melford. There were no cases before Melford Petty Sessions on Friday last.
There is a great deal of sickness in Melford with many suffering from bronchitis and pneumonia also at Acton and the surrounding area the epidemic prevails.

February 13th 1892

Deaths. George Green of the Old Rectory Cavendish on February 6th from acute bronchitis, aged 73.

March 26th 1892

Wanted a good general servant, Apply to Alpheton Lion.

April 2nd 1892

Wanted. A plain cook, wages £14 per annum and all found, most comfortable house. Apply Mrs Charled Nunn, Sexton's Hall, Out Risbygate Bury St Edmunds.

April 2nd 1892

In the Court of Arches on Friday before Lord Pensuance, The case of the Rev Bryan O'Malley vicar of Fitcham, Norfolk v the Bishop of Norfolk. The case was heard in the Chambers last week and it came to this judgement, his Lordship said that the appellant O'Malley had been convicted of drunkenness by the Bishop who was sitting with the Assessors and sentenced him to suspension for two years, from that suspension he appealed to the Court. Lord Pensuance fixed the penalty at 4 months.

April 9th 1892

Clare. Stack fire belonging to Mr R.Hickford, a cow keeper , there are two hay stacks standing close together at the end of Bridewell street at Clare, the fire engine was sent for, this is the first time since it's purchase, it was quickly on the spot, it is provided with a long stretch of hose which enabled the hose to be placed in a stream at the bottom of the field on the other side of the road and to force the water a distance of 200 yards directly on to the flames which were rising fiercely and they were quickly subdued and the safety of the cottage which has a thatched roof and stood in close proximity was ensured.

April 9th 1892

Albert Mills was charged with assaulting Thomas Edward Ambrose a farmer of Cavendish on March the 27th, complainant said he saw defendant in Easty Wood in company with six others, he ran and overtook them and asked Mills his name, he said he not got one, witness said he would not let him go unless he gave his name, the other men came back and told the defendant to knock witness over, defendant then struck him 3 or 4 times. George Ambrose corroborated. Fined 10s with 14s costs.

April 30th 1892

Bury Corn Market. Red Wheat to 33s, White Wheat to 35s, Oats to 25s.

May 21st 1892

Coopwell Farm in the parish of Stanstead to be let next Michaelmas, 120 acres, suitable house and good homestead. To view apply to Mrs Coldham, Home Farm,Boxted.

June 11th 1892

Marriages. Jenner, Garrett. On June 3rd at the Congregational Chapel, Cavendish, by the Rev B.Baxter, Henry M.Jenner the eldest son of Thomas Jenner of Taunton to Bessie the youngest daughter of Mr J.S.Garrett of Cavendish, Suffolk.

June 18th 1892

Melford. A large stack standing near the farm buildings of Mr Deeks in Bull Lane was set on fire by an idiot boy named French on Wednesday evening, the stack was a very large one, the produce of 26 acres, the fire brigade prevented the flames spreading to other stacks.

July 2nd 1892

Cricket. Bury and West Suffolk v Long Melford. Melford team-M.Wallis 6-A.V.C.Lambert 2-H.Parker 7-H.Leeks 8-W.Ranson 7-R.Kidson 6-H.Stiff 12-W.Perry 6-F.Sansum 2-G.Williamson 0-C.Sansum 2. Extras 7 total 65. Bury 200.

July 9th 1892

Advert. Grey Grammar School Cavendish, Suffolk, founded and endowed in 1698.
A good sound education and comfortable home, backward and delicate boys are especially cared for. Practical instruction is given in land surveying, particular attention is paid to English subjects with book keeping and shorthand. Prospectus and References from the Headmaster.

July 23rd 1892

On Tuesday morning the body of a female child was found floating in a small pond at Winfarthing, the infant was wrapped in garments, a man living nearby fished a parcel out believing it to be dead cat, an inquest is to be held on Wednesday.

August 27th 1892

Clare. As a waggon laden with hurdles was being driven round the corner of Cavendish lane when the top of the load caught the projecting corner of the Waggon and Horses carrying away some of the woodwork.

September 3rd 1892

Lavenham. A young man named Smith recently was engaged working by the Brett near the Sugar Beet Factory when he spotted two large trout more like salmon and having succeeded in catching them by a simple method, one weighed 3 ½ lbs the other 2 ½ lbs, the catch was in great demand being the first ever caught in the Brett,. Mr Hitchcock was the purchaser at marketable value.

September 10th 1892

Great Waldingfield. There was a fatal accident to an aged farmer named William Emerson aged 82 years who fell to his downstairs and sustained injuries from which he died.

October 22nd 1892

Deaths. Bird. At Richmond South Australia, Thomas Jesse Bird aged 78 years formerly of Lavenham.

October 29th 1892

Inquest at Elmsett Rose and Crown on the death of George Wyatt aged 38 years, since June last year he had driven a milk cart from Elmsett to Ipswich for Mr Western of Elmsett, on Wednesday morning his body was found in the Black Pond at Church Farm, about 4 yards from the bank, his body was taken out and he was found to quite dead, he was sent to Ipswich on Tuesday morning where he was seen in the milk cart the worse for drink and he could not walk straight. Found drowned.

November 12th 1892

Mr J.Alexander of Sudbury registered 5. 19 inches of rain for October in that place.

December 10th 1892

To be sold at Burton's Farm at Long Melford, the live and dead stock. Threshing machine- corn grinder mill and the effects of 200 acres-20 cows-14 horses on the 19the of this month.

December 17th 1892

This morning (Friday) Arthur Hull aged 3 years of Cannon Street Bury St Edmunds when his mother was out of the room the child drank from a boiling kettle, he is doing as well as can be expected.

1893 Bury Free Press newspaper archive

January 21st 1893

Inquest at the Swan Inn at Lt Waldingfield on Thursday morning on the death of George Lester aged 4 months, the illegitimate son of Kate Lester. Harriet the wife of Frederick Day, farm labourer of Lt Waldingfield, gave evidence to the effect that Kate Lester a single woman was the mother of the child, they have been living at her house, the deceased was a very weakly child and that on Saturday morning it had been taken with a fit and died at ¼ to nine on Saturday morning. Mr James Sheebarn, surgeon, said there were no symptoms that the child had been neglected. Natural causes.

February 25th 1893

Football. Melford versus Sudbury. This match was decided at Melford on Saturday afternoon when the visitors scored before the interval, on changing over the home side replied by gaining a point but the visitors were not to be done and added two more goals and won by 1-3.

March 4th 1893

Advert. Wanted a horse keeper, good cottage and garden on farm. Apply to George Coe, Moor House, Boxted.

March 4th 1893

For sale by order of the mortgagees. Important freehold estate known as Houghton Hall with immediate possession, at the Rose and Crown, Sudbury, on May 16th at 4 p m. In the parishes of Cavendish, Clare and Poslingford, comfortable farm house and four labourers cottages, 530 acres 2 rods 25 perches of highly productive corn and root land.

March 4th 1893

Lavenham. It is good news to all in those in this ancient market town that the sugar beet factory will be re-opened this season, a company has been formed called the British Beetroot Sugar Company.

March 18th 1893

Advert. Wanted a general servant for London, little washing and plain cooking. Apply to Mrs Blore, 46 Eaton Terrace, London S.W.

There are numerous adverts for country girls as servants in London.

April 29th 1893

Clare. At the Petty Sessions on Monday, William Ince and William Richardson pleaded guilty to taking a jack out of the river Stour with a snare, this is the first prosecution in the district under the Fisheries Act. Fined 6d with 3s 9d costs.

April 29th 1893

Clare, died from a horse kick. Inquest at the White Hart on a labourer living at Chilton Street named William Ince aged 22 years, Thomas Ince said deceased is my son and he lives with me at Chilton Street and he worked for Mr Dennis, deceased had helped a man named Shelley load some faggots and at 3 in the afternoon the man returned and his son had received a kick in the head while helping the man. Accidental .

May 6th 1893

Advert. Wanted immediately, three farm labourers owing to the strike, wages 18s per week, rail fare paid, men to be used to hard work should write to Mr J.T.Willis at Cromer.

May 6th 1893

Melford Petty Sessions. David Ward, iron founder of Melford and the Melford Binder and Twine Company were charged with an offence under the Factory Act, the first named for employing a boy named Sydney Totman and the last named for employing a girl by the name of Fanny Ambrose without a surgeons certificate contrary to the Act. 10s and 5s costs in each case.

May 6th 1893

Two Cavendish girls, Julia Cooper and Fanny Brown,were charged with the theft of wood on April 18th at Cavendish, the prosecutor did not turn up and they were discharged.

May 6th 1893

A contract has been signed by Messrs Grimwood and Son, builders of Sudbury to build a new Roman Catholic church on the Croft, the architect is Mr Leonard Stokes.

May 6th 1893

The little village of Borley, about three miles from Sudbury was on Saturday the scene of a destructive fire, information was received at Sudbury at about one o'clock and the fire brigade under Supt Wright started for the fire, the engine being "horsed " as usual by Mr Foakes. The property consisted of two thatched cottages on the Green are converted into one and known to in Borley parish as the Post Office and occupied by Mr Theobald (who was away at the time the fire took place), the property which includes a small shop is owned by Mr J.S.Gardiner of Borley Lodge, the property was entirely destroyed. Mr Theobald's son was on the road with a box of groceries, Fortunately the post box had been cleared, there is much sympathy for Mr Theobald whose belongings were destroyed, it is hoped this will take a practical form.

May 12th 1893

While a number of cows belonging to Mr Locke of Cross Street, Sudbury were being driven down Friars Street on Tuesday morning, one of the cows rushed onto the pavement outside Mr Edward Hill's shop and when turning round smashed a large plate glass window.

May 20th 1893

Property sale at the Bull Hotel, Melford. A freehold brick building adjoining seven cottages, situate on the Green, by direction of the executors of the late Mr Medcalfe, they were knocked down to Mr Carder for £275.

June 24th 1893

Clare. On Saturday morning a labourer named Amos in the employ of Mr T.Eagle of Woodbarns in a village near Clare was going to breakfast taking the horse with him when he fell in a ditch by some means by the side of the of the path and the horse falling on him, the poor fellow was killed immediately, it is not known if he was leading the horse or riding on it. (probably Woodbarns at Belcham St Pauls).

June 4th 1893

The great drought which has been experienced in various parts of the country has made sad havoc
in the neighbourhood and parts of Essex near London, grain has been burnt up and the land is an arid waste, scores of barley, rye and wheat crops have perished, root crops except potatoes have also suffered.

July 29th 1893

The annual Ickworth stock sale. Messrs Biddell and Blencoe will sell with instructions from the Marquis of Bristol upon the old Horringer Fair ground on Friday the 11th of August
32 grand Suffolk rams-266 Suffolk ewes-80 Suffolk ewes and crones---30 Shorthorns-1 Jersey bull-8 Shetland ponies. Also included by permission from the Rougham Hall flock, 130 Southdown ewe lambs.

August 19th 1893

Hundon. A ten day series of dairy classes has lately been given Miss Blackshaw the principal lecturer for the Eastern Counties Dairy Institute, the classes were held in a barn at Street farm lent by Mr Samuel Taylor C.C. of Hundon Hall, they were well attended by pupils and others, the pupils who each had a churn are the wives and daughters of farmers as well as bailiff's wives.

August 26th 1893

Dead dogs in the Thames. At a Coroners Court at Mortlake which held an inquiry into the death of a female child of unknown parentage. George Newman said he was engaged by the riverside when he saw a parcel floating in the water, upon getting it out he found it was a young child. The Coroner said "what were you doing, it is a wonder you did not bury this-Witness-if it had been in a sack I should have buried it. Coroner to witness "how many dead dogs do you get"---well me and my mate have buried 41 dogs today that is from Putney to the Ship at Mortlake-Coroner-I hope there are no sausage shops in the neighbourhood, one would never have thought there were that many dead dogs, how often do you hunt for these dogs,---every day sir, sometimes we get 60 some days 40 sometimes only 25----Coroner, then you have had field day today with 41, how much per head do you get for them-I get so much per week sir-I suppose it would not do as you would be putting them back-I wish they would sir.
Open Verdict.

September 16th 1893

A most destructive fire occurred at Stonebridge farm at Kedingdon belonging to Mr Henry Pearle of Blunts Hall, the outbreak was caused by sparks from a threshing machine being used too close a barn and there being a stiff breeze blowing at the time carried embers a distance of 200 yards. Five cottages occupied by Simkin, Bradford, Iris and Brown were quickly burnt down but fortunately their furniture was removed to the side of the road.

September 16th 1893

News from Arkansas City, U.S.A.. There has been great excitement has for some time past among the people assembled at the outskirts of what is known as the Cherokee Strip,an Indian reservation which is to be declared open today Saturday, upwards of 100,000 men having assembled on the border waiting for the opportunity of rushing in and seizing lands, many are enduring great privations in order to become possessors of it. Hundreds of horses are ready to dash into the reserves, a novel feature is the presence of hundreds of bicylists who believe they will be able to go ahead of the horses.

September 23rd 1893

For Sale at Shadow Bush farm, Flacks and Chapel farms, Poslingford near Clare,the live and dead stock by direction of the executors of the late Mr George Rutter. Stationary thrashing machine, 11 horses, etc.

September 23rd 1893

A central news telegram from New York on Tuesday stated that a young English man, Mr Harry Hyde Parker, brother of the Rev Sir William Hyde Parker is reported to have met a sad death while out hunting in the Far West, a despatch from Chamamus states that the body of a young gentleman of only 21 years was found on the prairie near that place with a terrible gunshot wound in the head, part of his skull was blown off.
No persons were with him at the time and the cause of the accident was unknown. Deceased was the 4th son of the late Sir William Hyde Parker the 9th Baronet and the Lady Sophia Mary Hyde Parker of Westgate House at Long Melford in Suffolk.

October 7th 1893

Wanted. At once a situation as Stockman, good milker, reference if required. Whiterod, Kiln farm, Long Melford.

October 7th 1893

George Wicker a hawker from Braintree was charged with stealing money from Branwhite Spark and a silver watch valued at £2, the prosecutor said that the 6th of July he was walking home from Bury after attending the gala there, he overtook the defendant on the way, they sat down to rest on the way to Shimpling and prosecutor fell asleep, when he awoke the man was gone and so was his watch, he gave information.
14 days.

December 9th 1893

George Robinson of Bury was charged with trespassing in search of game at Bury, Charles Ruffles said he saw defendant come off a farm belonging to Capt St George Ord, he shot a partridge, witness went up to him and asked what he was up to he said "I only shot a felfit and witness replied that flefits did not have partridge feathers. (laughter) Fined 10s . (Felfit is Fieldfare).

December 16th 1893

A beggar woman died in New York on Friday, she was well known about town, after her death, 20,000 dollars were found sewn into the linings of her dress together a statement that she was named Margaret Whalen from Tunfield in County Durham, England where her husband was murdered many years ago, she was suspected of committing the crime and fled, the documents in her clothes states she was entirely innocent of her husband's murder.

December 30th 1893

Died on the 21st at the Plough Inn, Belchamp St Pauls near Clare, after a few days illness, George Martin late of Westgate Brewery, Bury St Edmunds