EAST SUFFOLK GAZETTE MISSING
PAPERS NOT COPIED SO FAR or with queries
1770 Papers (Mostly Missing)
1769

TO BE LET: Sashed House ... Parlour, Hall, Keeping Room, Kitchen, Laundry, Cellar, 5 Chambers,
3 Garrets, Stable, large Garden with fruit trees ... *** now occupied by Rev Smith.

Norwich Merc 10 Jun       

1805
CHECK 

Nor Merc 4 Mayt  

MILITIA: 150 Fifeshire Militia marched from Yarmouth to Beccles where they were drawn up
in  the  Market  Place.    8  Recruiting  Sergeants  present.  all  150  volunteers  enter  42nd  Royal

Highlanders.
SALE: Land at Beccles to be sold at King’s Head: All enclosures, viz:
1. The School Piece, or Mill Hill or Satten Pans (12 acres),

1805
 

Nor Merc 17 Aug 
 

CHECK 
 
 

2. Bullock-Shed Piece (9 acres)
3. Middle Close or Upper 6 acres,
4. Farrow’s Close or Upper 6 acres: Triangle Piece or Mill Piece (all tree adjoining) ,

 
 

 
1823

 

 Swine’s Green Close or Rigbone Hill ... all but 3 in occupation of Mr Scoles.
BECCLES  LEGAL CASE: Rev Dashwood  v  Garnham, for malicious arrest.Refers to fortune
(8,000 of Dashwood’s wife). Garnham had supplied Mrs Dashwood with goods valued at 49.

Bury Post 2 Jul 

Garnham won
These are the last things

1834 
1834

MARRIAGE at Beccles in the Chapel of the Tower: Robert Dashwood, Esq to Dinah Margaret Barry
 
Norwich Mercury 18 oct  

1834
1837 
1837 

SOCIETY for Rewarding GOOD CONDUCT in SERVANTS, Cottagers & Occupiers. Inaugural
These are the last things after October

 
Norwich Mercury 22 Nov 

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: 4th Seasonal Meeing. “The Cottagers’ table was was the surprise
LECTURE  on  Astronomy  by  Withers  Dowson  “more  numerously  attended  than  any  previous

Ipswich Journal 4 Nov 
 1837 
Ipswich Journal 2 Dec 
lecture.”

1837
1839 

THEATRE: French Performance in Assembly Room: Testot, “celebrated Professor of Recreative
These are all in May & June, nothing in August

 
Norwich Mercury 30 Dec 

1839
1839

Ipswich Journal 18 May 

BECCLES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY First Exhibition: Greenhouse Plants by W Delf, Esq
SALE  of BUILDING  STOCK in Beccles  by R Rix  of Charles Maplestone,  junior  on his Building
Yard

 
Ipswich Journal May 
 

1839
 1839

Norwich Mercury 5 Jun 

CHURCH SERVICES: Letter: Cause of Dissent: Sermons read. Absence of Resident Clergymen
BECCLES REGATTA. Monday 15 July

 
 
Norwich Mercury 29 Jun

1839 Last thing in November
1839

SALE: Wharf, Granaries & Warehouses late occupied by Richard Thornton (foot of Beccles Bridge
 
Norwich Mercury 16 Nov

in
Last things in Sept-Dec

1840 
1840 
1840

LIGHTS in TOWN: Letter “No lights in Beccles until 1 October”. Town in Total darkness.
EDUCATION: Mrs Jannings removed from Geldeston to start School at Ashman’s Hall on 27

Ipswich Journal 26 Sep 
 
Norwich Mercury 28 Nov

1840
1841 
1841

Norwich Mercury 2 Dec 

CONCERT: David Fisher, Concert in Theatre. Monday 28th December at 8 pm. Patronage of Sir
Last things in 1841

 

SALE of BANKRUPT Charles Crickmay, Houses, Granary. Quay 140ft long.
CONCERT by David Fisher at Beccles & Bungay

 
Norwich Mercury 18 Sep

1841
1841
1841

 
Norwich Mercury 16 Oct

MUSICIAN: David Fisher, junior, moves from Bungay to Norwich. Teaches singing, Violin & Piano
EDUCATION in WORKHOUSES of Pauper Children in Norfolk & Suffolk. In Dec 1837: 1906

 
Norwich Mercury 13 Nov 
Bury Post 17 Nov 
 
1841
Bury Post 8 Dec 

FARMERS’ CLUB at Halesworth. Members from other Clubs Beccles etc “The Cultivation Clauses
in
SERMON: “Doctrine of the Holy Trinity & some objections by the Unitarians examined” Sermon at

 

1841
1842 

Bury Post 13 Dec 
 

Up to 29 October 1842 & no more
I have only these for the year

1843 
1843

Bury Post 24 May 

FARMERS’ CLUB PLOUGHING MATCH on Friday 12th May at Mr Newman’s (The Castle) 15
QUARTER SESSIONS: at Beccles: Letter from Sir Thomas Gooch, retiring after 50 Years.

 

1843
1843

Bury Post 24 May 
 
Norwich Mercury 29 Jul 

BECCLES RACES:Tuesday & Wednesday 8th & 9th of August.
RACES: Pesence of a Party ofOfficers of the Scot’s Grays enlivened the scene in a dashing four in
RESCUED: As a Party of Ladies & Gents coming up the River intending to land near the Bridge after

 

1843
1843

 
Norwich Mercury 12 Aug
 
Norwich Mercury 26 Aug

1843
1843 

CRICKET: Return Match, Beccles v Bungay
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETIES: Ploughing Competition at Central Suffolk Agricultural

 
Norwich Mercury 26 Aug
Bury Post 27 Sep 

1843
1843
1844 

DROWNING in the River: Son of Hindes, boot & shoe maker playing by the River, fell in. [He lived
 
Norwich Mercury 7 Oct
 

BECCLES NAVIGATION: Waveney overflowed again (frequently of late): water flowing in New
Nothing after 22 May except these

Bury Post 22 Nov 
 
1844
FARMERS’ CLUB & LABOURERS Friendly Society AGM; Ploughing Match for Hundred of
 
Bury Post 22 May 
1844
Bury Post 3 Jul 

FIRE:  Edmund  Botwright  &  John  Spelling  to  Beccles  gaol  charged  withsetting  fire  to  a  Barn
occupied
FIRE: Botwright Transported fpr Life. Various other sentences: Life or 20 Years Transportation.

 

1844
1844

Bury Post 31 Jal 
 
Bury Post 11 Dec 

RAILWAY: Diss, Beccles &Yarmouth Railway registered provisionally.
All I have for 1845

 

1845 
1845

Bury Post 11 Jan 

CORN EXCHANGE opening, bought 3 Months earlier by Edward Lock of Hoddeston from Messrs
RAILWAY  LINES: Meeting  at Public Hall, Beccles  on possible Railway  Lines. Capt Moorsom  &

 
1845
 
Norfolk Mercury 25 Jan 

Mr
QUARTER SESSIONS at Beccles: John Kerrick, Chairman, to Grand Jury: “The importance of

1845
1845
1845

 
Norfolk Mercury 15 Mar 

SALE of EARL of GOSFORD’S Estate: 3,000 acres
TEMPERANCE SOCIETY: Second Annual Bazar in Corn Hall. 200 Persons at Tea, Address by Mrs

 
Norfolk Mercury 9 Aug 
Bury Post 20 Aug 
 

1845
1845

Bury Post 22 Oct 

QUARTER SESSIONS:
YARMOUTH HERRINGS:  Record Herring Catches in one day. 500 Lasts (each 13,200) =

Crimes in Division in 1844:   
213
 
 
Norfolk Mercury 1 Nov 

1845
1845

AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION elsewhere in Suffolk (Hitcham) . Rev Knatchbull “had never
 
Norfolk Mercury 15 Nov 

SALE of MANSION: (Mrs Smith, widow of Jeremiah Smith), New Market. Walled-in Garden (fruit
This is all after 26 Sep

 
Norfolk Mercury 29 Nov 

1846 
1846
1846

EDUCATION: Fauconberge School: Headmaster Rev HN Burrows, MA
BUNGAY HIRING FAIR for SERVANTS: “ We protest against this annual Custom of bringing

 
Ipswich Journal 26 Sep 
 
Norfolk News Oct 
1846
Bury Post 11 Nov 
CHURCH DIFFERENCES in ESSEX: “Painful difference of Feeling” between the Rector, Rev JH
 

1847 
1847

This is all after August

SALE  of  STOCK  &  FURNITURE:  of  Wine  Merchant  of  C  Chevalier  “Who  relinqueshes  his
Concern

 
Norfolk Mercury 26 Aug 

1847
1847
1848 

Norfolk Mercury 14 Oct 
CORN MARKET. Attention of Beccles Corn Market: Henceforth Corn Exchange on Friday instead
 
Bury Post 27 Oct 

QUARTER SESSIONS at Beccles: Chairman refers to Juveniles’ Act of last Session to correct
This is all after 4 March

 

1848
1848

Norfolk Mercury 4 Mar 

SALE of TREES: Sale of Ornamental Trees & Shrubs at the Nursery. George Fenn, Auctioneer.
EDUCATION:  Ladies  School,  New  Market.  Miss  Sayer.  Vacancies  for  2  Pupils  &  one  Articled
Pupil.

 
Norfolk Mercury 18 Mar 
 
1848
Bury Post 7 Nov 
NUISANCE ACT: Authorities  appointed  under Act.  Sit  daily  in the Council Room. Alteration to
 

Corn
This is all after 1 Sep

1849 
1849
1849

Norfolk News 1 Sep 

CHOLERA: 5 Fatal Cases: Two children named Laws quickly buried on Sunday. Poor Woman Algar
CHOLERA at Lowestoft. 7 patients brought ashore from vessels passing northwards. 3 Cases, all

 
 
Bury Post 12 Sep 

1849
1850 

CHOLERA new occupying much space in Newspaper.
Nothing after this

Bury Post 18 Sep 
 

1850
1850

Norfolk News 21 Sep 
CONCERT: An amatur Concert in the Public Library.
 
Norfolk News 21 Sep 

ELECTIONS: Excitement on Friday at the Municipal Elections “Strong opposition to re-election of 4
Only this after June

 

1851 
1851
1851

Norfolk News 18 Jun 

BUNGAY: Foundation Stone of Bungay Baptist Chapel laid by Rev George Wright of Beccles.
SALE: KING’S HEAD, Beccles on Saturday 16 August, by B Rix:  Stables & Loose Boxes for 50

 
Norfolk News 28 Jun 
 

1851
1851
1851

Norfolk News 20 Sep 

SALE at Fox & Hounds by James Crisp for James Lawes, who quits the House: 2 Stacks of Hay,
INSURANCE: General Fire &Life Insurance Co: 

 
Norfolk News 3 Oct 

Beccles Agent 
Beccles agent 

SW Rix
George Fenn

 

INSURANCE: Legal & Commercial 
Only this after 24 Jul

Norfolk News 3 Oct 
 
 

1852 
1852
1852

Norwich Mercury 24 Jul 

SALE: Public House occupied by Robert Aldous, called “The Race Horse” to be sold by the
TO BE LET: TWO FARMS:  

 
Norwich Mercury 8 Jan 
1. “Rose Hall Farm” 286 acres 
2 “Beccles Farm” 126 acres
 

1852
1852
1852

DUKE of WELLINGTON’S DEATH: The Council has determined, as a mark of respect to the
NEW MAYOR of BECCLES: On Thursday last the Council unanimously elected William E

 
Norwich Mercury 13 Nov
 
Norwich Mercury 13 Nov

RAILWAY STATION: On Thursday last, in pursuance of a notice from the Mayor, a very large and
Only these after 4 Mach

 
Norwich Mercury 27 Nov

1854 
1854

Norfolk News 4 Mar 

FIRE  at  George  Syder’s.  W  Hammond  &  H  Starling  jun,  committed  for  Trial  at  Sessions  for
obtaining

 

1854
1854
1856 

Norfolk News 14 Jan 
FIRE at George Syder’s: Hammond (received 2/-) & Starling: 14 Days Hard Labour.
 
Norfolk News 14 Jan 

SURVEYORS: John Garnham & George Fenn re-elected Surveyors. Fenn & Garnham, Guardians
Gap between April & August?

 

1856  
1856  

TELEGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCE: Meeting at White Lion to arrange permanent procuring by
RACES:  will  take  place  early  in  September.  A  Arcedkne,  Esq,  High  Sheriff  of  Suffolk,  Sir  ES

Norwich Mercury 19 Apr 
Norwich Mercury 2 Aug 

Gooch,
RACES & BELLS: The Use of the Parish Bells: Committee applied to Churchwardens for Bells.

1856  
Norwich Mercury 20 Aug 
1856  

RACES & BELLS: Next Meeting more fully attended. Mayor now attacks Rector (after reading his
17 April to 20 March 1861
This could be found at Lowestoft R.O. under Ipswich Journal, which goes up to 1873

Norwich Mercury 27 Aug 

1860:
 

1877 
1881
1884

not full account

1886
1888
1889 

still unfinished from 18 June. Paper exists!

1890
1897

1897 
1903

some notes from Almanack