The Foxearth and District Local History Society
1782 Ipswich Journal newspaper archive

January 19th 1782

At Chelmsford Quarter Sessions-George Plumb for leaving his wife and family chargeable to the parish of Hanningfield, Essex.-to pay £11 14s or to enlist in the marine service.

February 2nd 1782

For sale ---Freehold dwelling house with shop-1 ½ acres of pasture-situated in Callas street, Clare, Suffolk, opposite the Cock Inn
-contains three lower rooms
-butteries
-seven lodging rooms
-good shop of groceries and drapery-apply James Chaplin of Long Melford. 
Also to be lett an old accustomed house known as the Black Lion, Glemsford, Suffolk, with maltings and 15 coomb steep-good piece of ploughed ground of one acre----apply to John Adams of Pentloe, Essex.

February 9th 1782

To be sold and entered immediately-New capital tower windmill with all gears and two flour mills in the parish of Bocking, Essex, situated beside the turnpike road-convenient dwelling house-the mill contains six floors. 
Inquire to Jonathan Stammers of Bocking or to Joseph Stammers of Pentloe, Essex.

February 9th 1782

Chilton Hall near Sudbury, Suffolk to be lett consisting of 546 acres and Downs farm of 143 acres. 
Apply William Pegg of Waldingfield.

February 9th 1782

Deserted from the 9th Regiment of Foot-Thomas Brown, a Private soldier aged 30 years-5ft 8" high-born in Benhall near Woodbridge, Suffolk-by trade a blacksmith. Reward of 20s-- if informed a party of the regiment will be sent for him.

February 16th 1782

On Tuesday, two men who were coming from Woodbridge to Tunstall in Suffolk with a loaded wagon got drunk, one of them laid himself on top of the wagon and going through Melton he fell off and was killed immediately, the other was so insensible as to drive away the wagon without taking notice of the accident and left his partner lying in the road.

February 23rd 1782

This is to give notice that there will be upwards of 200 Galloway Scots arriving at the Swan Inn in Harleston, Norfolk on the 1st of March and will continue there until all are sold.

March 2nd 1782

On Monday last a dispensation passed the seal to enable the Rev Smithies A.M. chaplain to the Right Honourable the Earl of Claredon to hold the rectory of Alpheton, Suffolk.

March 9th 1782

Notice is hereby given to all gentlemen graziers that upon the 14th and 15th of March will arrive at Hoxne, Suffolk a large drove of Galloway Scots belonging to Messrs William and Alexander Birtwhistle and will remain there until all are sold.

March 9th 1782

A mackerel measuring 19 ¼ inches in length and 9 inches round was taken from the river opposite the common quay in Ipswich.

March 9th 1782

Last week the following affair happened at Debenham, Suffolk,
The brotherly club being met as usual at a public house, a sharper took the opportunity of going to the house of the person who kept the club box and asked for it which was immediately given up and the trick not being found out till near an hour later, he got clear off
The box contained upward of £40 worth of goods.

March 9th 1782

Last week there was a presentation of the great seal to the Rev Thomas Carwardine of the rectory of Yeldham Parva, Essex, on the presentation of the Lord Chancellor.

March 23rd 1782

Last Monday, Samuel Todd of Earl's Colne, Essex, chimney sweeps boy about 15 years was charged on suspicion and his own confession of maliciously setting fire to a barn belonging to John Paskell.

April 6th 1782

We inform the public that last Monday officers of St Clement's church in Ipswich said they would employ all the poor in the workhouse in destroying all the caterpillars upon the hedges and trees in parish and hope all parishes in the neighbourhood would follow their example.

April 6th 1782

Public Notice-whereas I Robert Smith, Bailiff for the liberty of Bury St Edmunds went on the evening of the 25th of March with a follower to the house of Robert Sims of Pentlow in Essex and mistaking him for another person enquired if he was at home and being informed by Mrs Sims he was not and did insist on her opening the door which she refused.
 Now I do in justice to Mr Sims and in order to clear his name that my behaviour at his house arose from wrong information I received.

April 13th 1782

(April 11th) London --a committee went through the American Peace Bill and was ordered to report tomorrow.

April 13th 1782

At the Sessions held at the Moot Hall at Sudbury on the 10th of April, Sarah Green was found guilty of obtaining shoes and other articles by going for them in the name of some respectable persons in Sudbury for which she was sentenced to be publicly whipped at the cart's tail round the market place this afternoon at 4 o' clock
Another girl named Mary Everett stood charged with the like offence but was acquitted for want of evidence.

April 13th 1782

Inquest at Preston on Robert Aston who was found dead in the fields.

April 20th 1782

Inquest at the Angel Inn at Bramford on Ebenezer Edwards aged 12 of Ipswich, son of the Rev Edwards, who crossed the road as a loaded cart was passing he tripped and the wheels went over his head.

May 11th 1782

To be sold-capital mansion house called Haughley Park-kitchen-three parlours-4 bed chambers besides servants rooms-coach house-stables-10 acres of pasture.

May 18th 1782

To be sold by auction The Paramount manor of Pebmarsh with Dagworth, Essex
-extensive whole parish of Pebmarsh, 14 miles in circumference
-quit rents amount to £30 and fines average £40. 
Also Manor farm contiguous to the public road-140 acres-3 miles from Halsted and 5 miles from Sudbury-good dwelling house-barns-stables-on lease to Edmund Rice at £97 per annum-thriving 15 acres of wood.

June 1st 1782

On Monday last, Mr Glede of Barberry Heath, Suffolk, after spending the evening in the upper room at the Bull Inn at Long Melford, unfortunately he fell down the stairs and pitched on his head and received concussion of the brain which deprived him of his speech and senses and was carried off next morning about 11. 
(Barberry Heath is perhaps a corruption of Babergh Heath- Waldingfield heath is marked as 'Barberry Heath' on contemporary maps GH & ARMC).

June 1st 1782

For sale in Otton Belchamp, a farm called Blacklands in occupation of Samuel Parmenter and ¾ of another farm called the Reeves in occupation of Joseph Kent and a farm in Pentloe in occupation of Robert Sims-enquiries to Messrs Harrington of Clare. (Blacklands perhaps Bevington as the Parmenter's held the farm in the 1800's.)

July 6th 1782

From great losses in the coal trade by giving credit at Sudbury we the undersigned dealers in coal and cinders have determined that on and from the 5th of August to sell for ready money-George Bridges and William Strutt.

July 6th 1782

Any gentleman desirious of purchashing a commodious house with land about 1 mile from the Thurlow Hall, the residence of Lord Archibald Hamilton, may be informed of the particulars from J.Smith, surgeon of Wickhambrook.

July 13th 1782

A few days since there died at Melford Hall, Lady Firebrace.

July 20th 1782

Samuel Todd, a lad of 13 years, apprentice to a chimney sweep and was committed on a charge of setting fire to a barn in Earl Colne, Essex, was acquitted and recommended to the Marine society to go aboard a man of war.

July 27th 1782

William Towns, butcher of Polstead, was committed to Ipswich gaol charged with stealing three weather sheep from William Mens of Higham, Suffolk and John Horne of the same place was committed as an accomplice.

July 27th 1782

At Bury Assizes---John Sones for stealing a horse belonging to Mr Goddard of Sibton was sentenced to death but respited on condition of serving His Majesty on the coast of Africa or the East Indies.

July 27th 1782

William Day for throwing his wife into a well was ordered to prison and to keep the peace.

August 10th 1782

Inquest at Coombs, Suffolk, on Stephen Balls, aged 3 years who was killed by falling into a keeler of boiling wort.

August 17th 1782

A farm to be lett and entered immediately at Foxearth, Essex-3 miles from Sudbury-2 miles from Melford-arable and pasture-good dwelling house-barn-stables. Apply to David Davis.

August 24th 1782

Mark Lane corn prices---wheat to 55s-rye to 23s-white peas to 26s-barley to 22s-oats to 16s 6d per quarter.

August 31st 1782

John Roberts of Sudbury was committed to Bury gaol on a charge of robbing John Whittal of Melford of 9s, Samuel Roberts, brother of John Roberts is apprehended in London as an accomplice.

August 31st 1782

A duel was fought at Warley Camp, Essex, between a Major and Adjutant of the R----shire militia when after discharging their pistols, the balls of which went through each other's hats the seconds intervened and the affair ended amicably, it arose from a dispute respecting the whipping of some soldiers for stealing beans from out of a farm near the camp.

August 31st 1782

List of Glemsford subscribers towards the building of a ship of war---Rev Butts, £10 10s-Mr Watson, £5 5s-Mr Stansby, £4 4s-Mr Handford 10s 6d.

September 7th 1782

To be sold-a farm called Shimpling Park farm-420 acres held by a lease from the Crown for 31 years at a rent of £61 13s 4d, the lease is renewable.

September 14th 1782

On Friday there died Richard Moore of Kentwell Hall, Suffolk.

September 28th 1782

Last week in a violent tempest at Brundish in Suffolk, two brothers who were in a field having taken shelter under a tree, both were struck by lighting and one was killed and the other made insensible.
When he recovered he went home and being asked by his mother where he had been, he said asleep and that on going to the spot where they had sheltered the poor boy was found dead,
The deceased was struck in the temple and in a direct line down his body, when he was undressed the flesh came off on the side he was struck.

September 28th 1782

To be sold, the live and dead stock-brewing and dairy utensils-household furniture belonging to William Ruffell of Barston Hall,Acton, Suffolk-3 fine road horses-6 horses-5 cows-I fat steer-- 1 fat heifer-21 sheep-17 lambs-hogs and pigs-good road waggon and other wagons-tumbrils-ploughs-rolls-harness---6 cwt of last years hops and a quantity of new hops.

October 5th 1782

To be sold immediately at Kentwell Hall, Melford, Suffolk,--4 brace of spaniels-I brace of greyhounds,all in capital way, the property of the late Richard Moore-enquire of John Fullfam of Melford.

October 26th 1782

Inquest at Lindsey, Suffolk, on Martha Constable who in a fit of lunacy hanged herself.

November 2nd 1782

On Saturday last, James Mays otherwise Folkes and Jeramiah Theobald otherwise Hassel were committed to Bury gaol on suspicion of murdering Mrs Philips of Eriswell near Mildenhall, Suffolk. 
It appears they plundered the house of £150 and deceased was found early on Wednesday about a ¼ of a mile from her house lying on the land covered with a sack.
Theobald was tried at the last Lent Assizes for Suffolk for burglary at the home of Mr Fuller of Melford but being found guilty of larceny only was permitted to enlist as a soldier.

November 2nd 1782

Stolen from the premises of John Viall of Bulmer in Essex on the 8th of October-a bright bay mare with star on the head-18 years-of the cart kind-14 hands
-whoever gives information on the mare shall receive 1 guinea and if stolen 2 guineas on conviction.

November 2nd 1782

Thomas Bullard aged 18 years-born Yoxford-5ft 3"-dark complextion-having been chosen to serve in the Militia for the parish of Frostenden, Suffolk, has absconded. Reward of 1 guinea.

November 8th 1782

The entire household furniture belonging to Samuel Ruffel of Wittingham Mill, Long Melford, Suffolk to be sold on 21st and 22nd of November.

November 23rd 1782

On Monday, one Kilbourne, a rat catcher was committed to Bury gaol.
He and his son were detected in the dairy of Mr Bennet of Hitcham on Sunday night last by Mr Tacklin and Mr Ramplin who were going home
No goods were found on them but near the spot was a cheese and a half cheese and some butter were found, they left an apron in the dairy which the boy said they took off a hedge and which a poor woman declared it was her property. 
Also on the same day, George Crick of Lawshall was committed to Bury gaol on suspicion of stealing 4 skips of bees from John Steward.

November 23rd 1782

Chelmsford-On this day November 22nd, Elizabeth Holmsted who was convicted of aiding and abetting Thomas Newman of Burnham, Essex, ( but was respited during pregnancy) will be executed pursuant to her sentence.
Application has been made for merciful interference of the executive power on her behalf of this unhappy woman but having been determined that every servant who betrays a trust and can be capitally convicted shall suffer the extremity of their sentence, we are assured the most powerful interest cannot save her life.

November 23rd 1782

America----(October 4th) It is resolved unanimously that Congress is desirous of an honourable permanent peace that as the only of obtaining it they will adhere to the treaty of alliance with his most Christian Majesty and conclude that with neither a separate peace or truce with great Britain they will prosecute the war with vigour.

November 30th 1782

Last week a farm servant at Coddenham, Suffolk, being at plough, he stooped down and one of the horses kicked him on the head, he appeared little hurt and finished his ploughing, went home and ate a hearty meal but died soon afterwards.

November 30th 1782

Elizabeth Holmstead who was executed at Chelmsford last Friday confessed a circumstance which ought to guard housekeepers against lurking people who attend their houses and too often corrupt the minds of servants, she most affectionately requires her mother in law who attended the execution to supply the loss of a parent and nurture her child with motherly affection.

December 21st 1782

All persons indebted to the estate of John Constable of Bures, Suffolk, are desired to take notice that his executors have delivered all securities and bill books into the hands of Samuel Alston of Nayland with orders to sue the same.

December 28th 1782

On Monday morning as Mr Beckworth of Halsted, Essex was going to Spinners, he was taken with a fit near Gosfield turnpike where he fell off his horse and when taken up he was dead.

December 28th 1782

This is to acquaint the publick that John Hardy, born in Clare, Suffolk, and bound apprentice to a cooper in Steeple Bumstead, Essex, has been left a legacy of £12 in cash which is in the hands of Mr Harrington of Clare, if the said John Hardy apply he will receive it, he has been gone from Clare for 14 years and has not been heard of since.

1783 Ipswich Journal newspaper archive

January 11th 1783

On Sunday last, being old Christmas day,  John Pike of Mendlesham, Suffolk, gave a dinner of plum puddings and beef to all the poor persons and after dinner a sufficient quantity of ale and two gallons of wheat to each.

January 11th 1783

On Monday last about 8 in the evening, Mr Macro of Barrow Hall near Bury was returning home from the Red Lion ( where he had been to collect his tythes) when he was stopped near his own home by a single highway man with a waggoner's frock on.
Mr Macro feeling a horse pistol in his hand struck at it with his walking stick but missed his aim, whereupon the villain fired at him but missed, the ball only grazing his cheek and singed his coat upon his shoulder, the highway man then rode across the fields. 
The next morning Mr Macro went to the place where he was stopped and discovered the track of a horse with bar shoes which led to Kentford Bull, there he found the horse in the stable and the rider in the kitchen whom he apprehended and committed him to Bury gaol
His name is James Steggles, late of Tuddenham, a blacksmith.

January 11th 1783

Early on Wednesday morning last, the shop of the Mayor of Sudbury, Mr Hawes, was broken into and robbed of drapery and other goods to the amount of £20
The same day William Webb and George Watling of the East Suffolk Militia quartered in the town were taken up on suspicion and committed to gaol, when they were found in their quarters, they found 6 fowls-4 geese-2 turkies, which are supposed stolen.

January 18th 1783

Last Saturday, William Webb and George Watling of the East Suffolk Militia were discharged without further examination.

January 25th 1783

Samuel Lake, Timothy Murrels and Samuel Oxer, privates in the East Suffolk Militia were committed to Bury gaol charged with entering the shop of Thomas Hawes, Mayor of Sudbury, Suffolk, and stealing divers goods.

February 8th 1783

On Saturday was married at Colchester, the Rev John Weller Poley of Boxstead Hall, Suffolk, to Miss Whaley the daughter of Mr J. B. Whaley of Colchester, Essex.

February 8th 1783

Yesterday se'nnight, John Kingsbury of Sudbury in Suffolk, a butcher, was committed to Bury gaol on suspicion of stealing 6 sheep belonging to John Sparrow of Edwardstone Hall.

February 8th 1783

On Monday morning at about 5 the Stowmarket diligence was stopped on this side of London by two highway men who were well mounted and, presenting a pistol ,they robbed an inside passenger of some silver and two parcels from the coach.
Two farmers happened to pass by when the robbery was being committed, the highway men desired them to ride on immediately or they would blow their brains out.

February 15th 1783

On Monday James Smith of Bramfield in Suffolk, a glover, was examined at Bow Street, London on suspicion of murdering a person named Garfar, a carter belonging to Richard Hyem, a grazier and butcher of Bramfield, Suffolk, by severing his head off with a large knife..
Deceased was sent by Richard Hyem to Leadenhall market with a cart of meat and, having never been to London before, Smith told him that as he wanted to go to London to buy some leather he would bear his company.
They slept together at the Chaise and Pair in Bury and at Chadwell on Friday, they were seen drinking, the same evening as they met one of Mr Hawkes men, at the time Garfar was asleep on the cart.
It is supposed the villain took the opportunity to perpetrate this horrible deed for about two hours later the poor man was found murdered near the 4 mile post in Stratford. The prisoner proceeded with the cart to London and put up at the Ipswich Arms in Cullum Street, (the place intended to be used by the deceased) where he made frivolous excuses for the blood about him, notwithstanding he carried out the meat with intent of receiving the value of it and drove to Barnet on Monday last wearing the hat that belonged to Garfar.
 When he was taken, Smith confessed that he threw away a bloody knife and gloves near Stratford, he was committed for further examination. 
Garfar who left a wife and four children was about 25 years and Smith is about 21 years. At the inquest at Stratford Bell Inn it was said deceased throat was cut from ear to ear, 8 inches in width and two inches deep.

February 22nd 1783

On Saturday last, Samuel Roberts and Nathaniel Lilley were brought by Habeas Corpus from Newgate prison to Bury gaol for robbing Mr Whittle on the highway near Sudbury, Suffolk.

February 22nd 1783

Samuel Oxer and Joseph Everad now under sentence of transportation endeavoured to escape from Bury gaol on Sunday morning last, one of them dropped down into the yard the other following him, the alarm was given and they were secured, Oxer has confessed an intention of murder the turnkey and the gaoler, Roberts and Kilburn, the two others were party to the escape.

February 22nd 1883

For sale, the household furniture and farming stuff-dairy and brewing equipment of Edward Nice at a farm called Spoon's Hall at Pebmarsh, Essex, on the 25th of February.

March 1st 1783

On Saturday se'nnight, Messrs Pope and Acklam, officers of the excise at Stowmarket in Suffolk, made a seizure of several horse loads of smuggled goods at Barking near Needham, Suffolk, but a number of smugglers coming up retook the goods and used Mr Acklam very badly .

March 1st 1783

Run away from their wives and families leaving them chargeable to the parish of Bradfield Combust. John Cook labourer-aged 29-John Linn or Ling 23, footman and gardener---John Jackson, labourer, 22, slow of speech-John Willingham labourer, 30-stout and James Clarke, 38. Whoever gives information shall receive one guinea reward.

March 22nd 1783

Yesterday, a poor woman, Mrs Sporle of Sproughton, who used to bring apples to Ipswich market was driving her cow on the Bramford road when she was beat down by the fore horse of a brewer's dray, the wheels going over her, she languished and died after about four hours. She leaves 9 small children.

March 22nd 1783

James Steggles for shooting at Mr Macro of Barrow was capitally convicted at Bury Assizes.

March 29th 1783

Samuel Oxer for burglary in the hose of Thomas Hawes, Mayor of Sudbury and William Kilburn for robbing the dairy of Mr Bennet at Hitcham received the sentence of death, John Kingsbury and Nathaniel Lilly were acquitted.

April 5th 1783

Yesterday there died the Rev Job Wallace, rector of Liston ,Essex.

April 5th 1783

On Wednesday morning James Steggles, Samuel Oxer and Samuel Roberts were executed, Steggles confessed that he fired at Mr Macro and that his horse thro' fatigue laid down in the road which was the reason he got no further than Kentford Bull.

April 12th 1783

This day is published, price 6d, The Trial of James Steggles, the extraordinary way in which Steggles was detected does great credit to Mr Macro, notes were taken in short hand by T.Notcutt and likewise the trial of Jeremiah Theobald and James May for the wilful murder of Mrs Francis Philips at Eriswell, Suffolk, also price 6d, the two may be had together in marble paper at 1 shilling.

April 12th 1783

On Monday last, the wife of Mathew Allen, farmer of Ballingdon, Essex was safely delivered of three male children of which two are still living.

April 19th 1783

So rapid has been the sale of Theobald's and May's trial which was taken down by shorthand by Mr Notcutt of Ipswich for the murder of Mrs Philips at Eriswell for which they were hung in chains near the spot that the impression is nearly sold and not less the demand for the curious and interesting trial of Steggles who was executed for shooting at Mr Macro.

April 19th 1783

To be sold on March 1st---part of the oudoor stuff of Richard Moore, deceased, of Kentwell Hall, Long Melford at the field adjoining Melford churchyard-a large quantity of fine old hay-exceedingly good clover stack-a coach etc etc---complete cabriole with harness-fine pair of horses-exceedingly good shooting gelding-13 hands, will stand fire as safe as any in the Kingdom being used to being shot off his back-several drag nets and slues-two casting nets-etc etc----.

April 26th 1783

On Thursday morning the 20th regiment of Light Dragoons, quartered at Saxmundham near Framlingham in Suffolk and other places assembled at Beccles and went to the guard room there and released two men in spite of the Colonel and others who opposed them.

May 10th 1783

To be sold a copyhold messuage in exceedingly good repair and 2 ½ acres of pasture with a very good post windmill under the same, now in occupation of Thomas Derisley at Otton Belchamp in Essex
A cottage adjoins the same, the premises are moderately assessed to land tax and poor rates-5 miles from Sudbury-5 miles from Castle Hedingham and 4 from Clare. Thomas Derisley will show you round the premises and particulars from Mr Frost, attorney at law in Sudbury. 
For conveyance purposes part of the purchase money may remain on the security of the premises.

May 24th 1783

Yesterday, Hannah Talor or Gomb was committed to Chelmsford gaol on suspicion of stealing two silver spoons, two silver tea spoons and tea tongs from the dwelling house of Mrs Ann Brown of the Swan Inn at Sible Hedingham.

May 24th 1783

To be sold on June 19th at the Swan Inn at Sible Hedingham, a farm called Great Warreners lett to John Polly at a yearly rent of £30-2 acrs of wood land-40 acres of arable, the premises are part freehold and part copyhold of the Manor of Prayers Glasscocks.

May 24th 1783

Advert----Hayman's Drops. --- Cavendish,

January 16th 1783

-- Sir I have the pleasure to inform you that your drops do good in the neighbourhood where their reputation is established---the following testament may promote the good of others, 
yours humbly, 
J. Dennis 
For scurvy-scrofucolua-leprous---gout-nerves etc , ½ a guinea a bottle.

June 7th 1783

To be sold-a farm in Edwardstone, Suffolk called the Priory in occupation of George Butcher-132 acres arable and 11 acres of woodland.

June 14th 1783

On Sunday last an inquest was held at Ballingdon, Essex on John Wakefield, a patten maker who on the preceeding Saturday was drinking with Thomas Clarke when they came to blows and Wakefield had his leg broken in two places and otherwise bruised
He lanquished 7 days then died. Manslaughter,
Clarke has since absconded.

June 21st 1783

Not long since a man at Baylam in Suffolk having had a disagreement with his wife sold her to a farmer, the fee was 1s and he delivered her with a halter about her.

June 21st 1783

On Saturday morning last, Miss Cadge of Long Melford was found drowned in the same place where her father lost his life 5 years since.

June 21st 1783

Yesterday morning as four men were working at getting chalk from Mr Warren's pit near Sudbury when earth fell in on them and killed one on the spot, he was Sam Cook of Waldingfield, the poor man leaves a widow and eight children to lament his loss, two other men were bruised.

June 21st 1783

The proprietors of the river Stower navigation give notice that once every year they will hold a meeting at Nayland to pay owners and occupiers of the land adjoining the river as are entitled to receive it for haleing on the same.

June 28th 1783

A main of cocks will be fought during the Beccles races between the gentlemen of Beccles and the gentlemen of Chelmsford at 5 guineas a battle and 2 guineas as byes and 20 guineas the main.

July 26th 1783

For sale, valuable freehold estate situated at Greenstead Green, South Halsted-145 acres arable and meadow-good farmhouse-stables etc, a great part of the land has been clayed within the last 2-3 years from clay on the premises. Apply to John Wing on the premises.

August 2th 1783

Mark Lane---wheat to 50s per quarter (36 stone)-barley to 32s (32 stone)-rye to 26s ?-malt to 46s?

August 2th 1783

On Wednesday, Sir Thomas Gage, Bart.was married at Stanningfield, Suffolk, to Miss Ferguson.

August 9th 1783

To be lett a farm called Cadley Cross situated on the turnpike road between Sudbury and Halsted-4 miles from each of these towns-consisting of 80 acres-in occupation of John Mortimer who will show you round.

August 16th 1783

At Chelmsford Assizes George Plumb for horse stealing was sentenced to death but reprieved. Hannah Taylor for stealing spoons at Sible Hedingham, to be privately whipped and one month in gaol.

August 16th 1783

Whereas the garden of W. Campbell Esq of Liston Hall was on Monday night, the 5th inst was broke into and robbed and much mischief was done, this is to give notice that any person informing on the same shall receive on conviction of the offenders or any one of them shall receive a reward of ten guineas. 
(note: William Campbell was the brother of the Duke of Argyll and he built Liston Hall. Richard Lambert married Elizabeth Charlotte Lousia Campbell hence the name of Campbell Lambert of Liston Hall and Foxearth Hall.)

August 30th 1783

On Wednesday night a skirmish happened near Theberton in Suffolk between a party of smugglers and excise officers and five dragoons in which one of the smugglers was killed and two horses were wounded but it is said the smugglers carried off the goods.

September 6th 1783

On Monday a white partridge was shot at Coddenham, it was sent to Mr Revett Brockford for preservation.

September 20th 1783

On Monday last a game of cricket was played between Finningham and Redgrave on Redgrave Green which was won easily by the former having nine men to spare.

September 20th 1783

Inquest at Wickhambrook, Suffolk, on John Deeks who was killed in a sand pit and on Tuesday at Needham Market on John Not, a private in the regiment of Dragoon Guards who shot himself.

September 20th 1783

To be lett and entered immediately---A Manor farm known as Stanly Hall, Pebmarsh-137 acres-good mansion house fit for genteel family-it is under lease and ten years to expiry.

October 4th 1783

Inquest on Friday at Ballingdon, Essex on Mr Hurwood a mill wright who on the day before poisoned himself by taking two ounces of arsenic, after remaining in agony for five hours he died. Self murder and on Sunday morning early he was buried in the cross roads there with a stake drove through his body near the pound on Ballingdon Hill.

October 4th 1783

To be sold by auction the valuable household furniture, the property of Mrs Chambers at Spencers farm, the residence of the late Lady Bateman in the parish of Gt Yeldham. Essex.

October 11th 1783

.Last Saturday the waggoners who drive Mr Oliver's Sudbury wagon neglected to chain the wheel till they passed the pitch of Ballingdon hill, they were unable to prevent the power and the weight of the wagon running down with such rapidity that one of the filler horses was driven up the bank and crushed to dearth.
The wagon was broken but the rest of the horses were uninjured.

October 11th 1783

Some little time ago Widow Stammers of Braxted near Witham in Essex left 132 legacies to her first and second cousins which amounted to £1 17s 6d each.

October 11th 1783

Capital Inn called the George Inn at Glemsford for sale with malt office-24 coomb steep-cherry and strawberry yard also good brew house for 10 combs of malt-stabling for 10 horses-stowage for hay and straw-a horse-also north butteries for 300 hogsheads of beer-fine pump for brewhouse.

October 11th 1783

To be sold by auction a Inn called the Angel situated in Bures, Suffolk.---good dwelling house with exceedingly dry cellars-large brew office-dairy-granary-stables with large yard leading to the adjoining river Stower which is most advantageously situated for loading and unloading goods.

November 1st 1783

Stolen or strayed of the premises of John Baker at Belcham St Pauls,Essex-a bright chestnut horse colt-15 hands-3 years old-lightish mane and tail-blaze on face and a remarkable twist in his nostrils which inclines to the right-whoever gives information shall be satisfied for their trouble.

November 8th 1783

Stolen or strayed from John King's of Belchamp St Pauls near Clare on the 24th of October-a dark brown mare-14 hands-2 years-whoever gives information will be well rewarded.

November 8th 1783

Advice has been received on the death of Abraham Wallet, son of the Rev Wallet of Stowmarket, Suffolk, a midshipman on board The Queen an East Indianman at sea, he is 17 ½ years old, this is the second son of Mr Wallet lost at sea, the youngest died in 1782.

November 29th 1783

On Sunday last there died in his 81st year the Rev Robert Wright A.M.of St Botolph Aldgate, rector of Otten Belchamp, vicar of the united parishes of Bulmer and Belchamp Walter in Essex and for many years librarian of St Martin in the Fields.

November 29th 1783

To be sold-the household furniture -brewing and dairy equipment and farming stock of John Hayward at a farm called Deals in Stanstead near Hartest in Suffolk.

December 13th 1783

Apology----
Whereas, I Michael Piper of Leavenheath in Stoke, Suffolk, did on Sunday 23rd of November stop John Bare of Groton, having a large hedge stake in my hand, and putting the said John Bare in fear of his life, and maliciously and falsely said that he, Mr Bare, did murder a child at Stoke.
The said Mr Bare has consented to drop further prosecution against me on making this public acknowledgement of my fault and making a payment to the poor of Nayland of 20s and never to offend Mr Bare again.

December 27th 1783

On Monday morning, two men lost their lives by a rising damp (carbon dioxide) at Langham, they were employed by Sir Patrick Blake to sink a well and had almost finished, one of them whose turn it was to go down the well lost his life at the bottom and the other who went down to assist him also met his fate, a third person went down and it was three hours before he recovered.