to the Representatives of that County, requesting them to support a Bill for the entire suppression of
THEATRE: Select Company from Saddler’s Wells “at a large Theatrical Place in Beccles”. Still
Rope Dancing, etc.
Fellmonger in Bridge Street [33 Northgate] late occupied by John Meek, deceased. The Yard so large
& the navigable River from Bungay to Yarmouth running at the bottom of the Yard make it
CONCERT & BALL: White Lion; Monday 12th, Benefit Mr Manini; 2s/6d, 6.30pm
COCKING at the White Swan, Beccles. Races. 5 Gns a Battle. 50 the Main. Ordinary each Day.
Mary Culyer, Ely Sparks of Beccles to Bridewell. Reeling false yarn Sarah Hoover of Beccles for
1773 Norwich Merc 3 July
Lost of Beccles Common on 4th or 5th of July, a light chestnut riding mare with a cut tail, hanging
Post Master of Beccles of the said mare shall be fully rewarded.
gardens and orchards. 1 acre 3r. Staithe and warehouse by River Waveney…Also meadows adjoining
Horse. Lost, supposed stolen from a pasture of Abraham Schildham.
To be let: House and shop late occup. Benj Baker, Chandlery, office, warehouse, stable etc. Enq:
Francis Harmer, grocer. [Blyburgate]
1773 Norwich Merc 4 Sept
1773 Norwich Merc 18 Dec
Edmund Barrett : large stock of brandy, rum, geneva? etc.
near the Market Place now occup Owen Holmes, grocer and tallow chandler. Also adjoining house
Beccles.White Lion. Late Joseph Beck. Taken by James Algan from Diss (to be sold there a neat
billiard table almost new)
1774 Norwich Merc Apr 23
Beccles: James Alger from Diss, begs leave to inform his friends and the public in general that he has
opened a large and commodious Inn, near the Town Hall in Beccles aforesaid (to which house the old
which he hope will prove to the satisfaction of his customers whose favours will be gratefully
acknowledged By their most obliged humble servant, James Algan.
1774 Norwich Merc Apr 23
To be left and entered upon at Michaelmas next, a house situated at Beccles in Suffolk in Northgate
Street, now in the occupation of Edward Arnold, carrier. Consisting of a shop, parlour, kitchen and
two gardens, a barn, stable and workshop in the yard, with a right of commonage on Beccles
Robert Moore, grocer at Bungay. NB. The present tenant will quit the house sooner if required For
further particulars enquire Mr Edward Donn, grocer and draper opposite the said house, or Mr Robert
1774 Norwich Merc June 25
year, intend opening their school again on Monday 18th of July.
guineas a year and two guineas entrance. French half a guinea a quarter and half a guinea entrance.
(which Mr O'brien teaches three times a week) are fifteen shillings a quarter and half a guinea
entrance. The other accomplishments of music, writing, arithmetic and drawing, by proper masters on
1774 Norwich Merc Aug 27
1774 Norwich Merc Oct 1
Meeting of His Majesty's Justices
To be sold by auction (by a written catalogue) by Samuel Creed on Wed 5th
house at Beccles.Consisting of 4 post bedsteads, with Harraleen? And hangins, goose feather beds,
blankets, quilts and counterpains, chests of drawer, tables and chairs in mahogany and walnut-tree,
with kitchen furniture and brewing utensils. The goods to be viewed on the Tuesday preceeding the
days of sale. Each days sale to begin at 10 O'clock.
open at half past five O'clock and close at ten, that the company may have time for dancing. Tickets
to be had at Mr Miller's at the Kings Head and the White Lion at half a crown each
1775 Norwich Merc Mar 4
To be let Brick House occup. John Kenwood. 3 parlours, 4 bed chambers, 2 night closets, 3 garrets,
kitchen, wash house, cellars, garden walled in, genteel summer house, chaise? House and stable.
1775 Norwich Merc Aug
1775 Norwich Merc Aug 26
Concert and ball at Ass. Room 3/- Mr Maine.
Assembly Room: Ben Mully. Concert and ball 2/6
1775 Norwich Merc Oct 28
Fire at Reeve's of Worlingham. House, barn full of corn, corn stack, hay stacks, wagon loaded with
straw all destroyed. Malting office saved by Beccles Fire Engine.
sole and exclusive right of navigation belonging thereto, extending to and from the Port of Great
coal, corn, deal, etc. with great advantage, and in great repute, being so situated that the trade is
entirely free from all encumbrances of tonnage, lockage etc. to which most other inland navigations
This situation for trade is admirably fine, being so entire within itself that no opposers will ever hurt
River Waveney half a mile up to it, upon which stands a small town of warehouses, malthouses,
capable of containing 2000 chaldron of coal, which are landed with little or no expense, with a very
adjoining to which is commanded the canal, the wharf and all the buildings etc. upon it.
Also an exceeding good brick and tiled malting office, built last summer, 40 comb steep, with two
capable of containing 500 quarters of corn, with store rooms and drying chambers for laying dry malt
so conveniently adjoining and built over the canal, that vessels may lay under the chambers to receive
Adjoining is a strong-built brick cinder oven, with large yards boarded in for laying a large quantity
of coals and cinders. Also new built stables for the convenience of teams coming to the staithe; also
convenient messuage with very pleasant garden, orchards with great variety of fruit trees, fish pond
etc, pleasantly situated against the road leading from Bungay to Beccles, with a barn, stables and
yearly rent of £5. Also about 9 acres of pasture or meadow land adjoining to the navigation with 6
tenements, four of which are new built, brick and tiled, with large yards and gardens to each, very
The whole is freehold, and upwards of £2000 have been laid out upon the premises within five years,
which has rendered it one of the most compact situations for a merchant, that is in the county of
well established and carried on with great advantage and is in great esteem.
of going to reside in London, in a capital mercantile business.
now in employ, and belonging to the said navigation, in conveying merchandise to and from
Yarmouth. Also a sixteenth part of a ship called "The Shrimp" of Yarmouth (burthen 100 tons, John
Simon Smith, Master) and two pleasure boats with sails and rigging.
Also an estate in Geldeston aforesaid called and known by the name of the Old Staithe, with a
£7, together with a Marsh called the Staithe Marsh and the Staithe Dam, and Staithe Fleet belonging,
adjoining to the River Waveney, aforesaid, containing about four acres more or less in occupation of
Also a piece of arable land called Gravel Pit Close, containing by estimation one and a half acres and
another piece of arable land called the Hall Meadow, containing three acres; and an adjoining
mentioned premises are copyhold.
of in one lot and may be entered upon next Michaelmas or sooner if desired.
of John Kerrick, Esq. at Harleston, John Gay, Esq. at Norwich: Mr Christopher Eaton, merchant at
Beccles Fenn. This is to give notice that JOIST CATTLE are taken on as usual and that a proper
person is appointed to look after them not if any stray off the fen. The expenses attending them will
To be sold by auction. A capital substantial Manor House in Beccles. + details.
SALE:- To be sold by auction, Capital substantial well-built freehold brick mansion, situated in
views of the navigation on the River Waveney for many miles, a large walled garden, planted with
the choicest fruit trees, now in full perfection, a fish pond, Boat house and the river at the bottom of
China room, Kitchen, Store room, Brewhouse etc. Ten room, six Bedchambers, Dressing room and
garrets, a large handsome six-stalled stable, coach house for three carriages, Hay and corn chambers
with every convenience for a gentleman of Fortune or Capital Merchant and fit for their immediate
reception, the whole being in perfect repair.
1776 Norwich Merc June 22
Second quarterly Ball. Mon July 1st.
Rest of 1776 missing
conveniently boarded and taught the whole art of land surveying."
1777 Norwich Merc May 3
Cattle taken on the fen from May 12th 12/- per head.
Grosvenor Square or LG Browne Attorney, Beccles.
Black mare stolen or strayed off the common. One guinea reward. Robert Beane, Wheelwright.
1777 Norwich Merc June 14
Ash candle and soap house - (long advert)
Beccles: to be sold very near Beccles parcel of fine oak timber, many of the trees fit for the Navy. C
1777 Norwich Merc June 14
Will Maplestone to Beccles bridewell stealing £1-2-6 from shop of Mr Matchett of Ellingham. (many
Beccles Ass. Mon 14 2/6
1777 Norwich Merc July 19
Beccles Quarter Session. Sam Ward and Rich. Golts stealing a great coat prop. of Will Ingate from
Majesty' Ships of war.
Wanted: an assistant at Mrs O'Brien's School qual. To teach Tambour, Dresden and plain works. Can
1778 Norwich Merc Jan 17
Beccles Quarter Sessions at the Guildhall. Robt Button alias Allen convicted of breaking open a box
Belingfield servant to Holmes. For which offence he was sentenced to 3 years hard labour in the
Allday and Kerrison appointed exchangers of the deficient gold coin which commenced 1 May now
provided with new money and such as will remain to be current, to give in exchange for deficient
Guineas weighing less than
Coined prior to the first of January 1772
Continue to exchange them till 19th of August at the following towns:
1778 Norwich Merc Aug 1
Will esteem it a favour as large a premium will be given
From every part of the Kingdom these are most pleasing account of a plentiful harvest, which is
Miss Cropley. School at Wymondham. [Moved to Beccles by 1/1/1780 -2 left by 1781]
1778 Norwich Merc Aug 24
Average prices of corn (in Suffolk) Wheat 4 - 0; Rye : 2 - 10 ; Barley 2 - 3 ; Oats 1 - 11 ; Beans 2 - 9.
To be sold by auction at the Kings Head
1778 Norwich Merc Sept 14
Beccles, Ringsfield and Barsham all Freehold, subject only to 2 small rent of 3s 4d with a grove of
Lot 2 A messuage with corn outhouse etc. in Wenhaston
1778 Norwich Merc Sep t21
Thursday found drowned in a pond near the house.
and arithmetic, is become vacant. Friday 16th April next (at eleven in the forenoon) is appointed for a
for the same, are desired to send a testimonial of their moral character and ability and a specimen of
NB. The salary is £30 besides perquisites, which amounts to about £5 p.a.
1779 Norwich Merc Oct 28
loaded with dry goods, passes by Beccles, Bungay and through Harleston. On the Monday a party of
them seized Mr Porrock, an excise officer at a public house in Yaxley, near Eye in Suffolk, and after
doubt of his being murdered. This daring outrage was committed at one o'clock at noon in sight of
many people. A party of tight horse in disguise have been searching the country round for some
of the villages as they carried him along.
Mrs O'Brien's Ball. Wed May 13 2/6. Mrs O'brien wants apprentice not under 14. "A clergyman's
Battalion of Norfolk Militia marched from Norwich to Beccles and Bungay and next day proceeded
water convenient, right of commonage. Yearly rent £18.
Enquiries: Denny Barker of Beccles.
1778 Norwich Merc Aug 29
S M Creed to sell furniture and farm and stocks of Isaac Sallows of Henstead. (Details of sums
required on mortgages)
1778 Norwich Merc Oct 10
John Brewer, stone-mason joined by Ed Holl. Monuments, tombs, balck marble and Portland.
1778 Norwich Merc Nov 28
Wanted 6 journeyman coopers (6 months work) Sam Barry, Beccles
1778 Norwich Merc Jan 2
Beccles: Mr Amyas, Miss Chambers of late Alderman Chamber of Norwich pupils of Mr Alderson of
Norwich, perform "Cats".
grammatically, writing, arithmetic, book keeping, geometry, mensuration, navigation, algebra, every
useful branch of mathematics… Strictest attention to morals and learning.
1779 Norwich Merc Feb 3
Norfolk Company at Beccles:- Romeo and Juliet and All the Worlds a Stage. (Mons Thurs and Sats)
The Beaux Strategem and The Citizen.
the river. Will Crowfoot proprietor and occupier of the premises.
Norfolk Company of Comedians : Beggars Opera and th Lying Varlet. A Word to the Wise and the
Norfolk Company: Jane Shore and the Witches Frolic (parts): tickets, Kings Head, White Lion and
Norfolk Company "The Orphan and the Witches Frolic" The Suspicious Husband - Stevens
Norfolk Co. "A Word to the Wise". Between the plays entertainment will be attempted (written by
To cover at James Collins, "The Horse and Groom"?
Beccles: Jonathon Bly, for keeping a house of ill fame [Newgate 1775] and stood in the pillory here,
1779 Norwich Merc Apr 3
Widow Mayhew, carrier … continues late husband's business with assistance of careful servant.Cart
sets our from Beccles 10 am Mons and Thurs and from White Hart, St Peter's Norwich 12 noon Tues
Joist Cattle from May 12th: 12/- a head.
To cover this season at 10/6 a move; Brigh Bay Cart Horse. Green Dragon Bungay on Thursdays:
1779 Norwich Merc April 24
O'Brien's Ball Assembly Room: 2/6
On Wed.nesday last the Western Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment of Militia commanded by the
1779 Norwich Merc June 19
on Wednesday and are to be en camped. "The same day the Eastern Battalion of Essex marched into
headquarters at Yarmouth. Stationed at Yarmouth, N.Walsham, Lowestoft and Beccles."
introduction of the features in Indian Ink. Most sincere thanks to the ladies and gentlemen of Bungay
and Beccles for the many favours conferred on their humble servant J Dobson.
Rode away from Beccles by a deserter of Capt. Astley's Company A RUSTY BLACK MARE
and a switch tail. Whoever can give account of the sand mare, so as she may be had again shall have
Rook's Lane To be let and entered upon immediately at Beccles in Suffolk, a very good house well
late John Pleasants carried on a very large and extensive business in the above branches. The stock of
oak timbers wainscot and deals of various dimensions to be sold at a fair valuation.
New Market: Mrs O'Brien begs leave to acquaint her friends, that in order more effectually to carry
on her plan of the education of YOUNG LADIES in the several departments of it, she has taken into
FORTUNATE connection the end she propose will be fully answered.
They are, at this time, in want of a half border, and are desirous of taking an apprentice; the terms of
open school again the 17th of January.
A person who has long been an assistant, is out of employment on account of the partnership and is
And Can Be STRONGLY RECOMMENDED BY APPLICATIONS TO Mrs O'Brien.
For the conveniency of presents being delivered in London in time for Christmas and New Years
The Beccles Machine will set out from the Kings Head Inn in Beccles on the mornings of
Wednesday the 22nd and 29th of this instant December at one o'clock to be at the Cross Key Inn in
Miss Cropley most respectfully informs her friends and the public, that she has taken a commodious
house in Beccles, for the purpose of boarding and instructing young ladies in every part of polite and
plain work, Dresden, tambour, tent stitch and embroidery, fourteen guineas a year and one guinea
entrance. Music, dancing, writing and arithmetic by proper masters on the usual terms.
J. Lenny hereby informs the public that he is disappointed of the house that was promised him in
the nobility and gentry in general, that he continues to follow the LAND SURVEYING AND
MAPPING, and is at liberty to wait upon his friends (upon immediate notice) to any part of England
John Pleasants, deceased, intends carrying on the trade complete, in all the branches, and therefore
favour him with their commands, assuring them, that his constant attention to their interest and
approbation shall be devoted to their service. He also carries on the cabinet and chair making
A.S. ALDERTON having opened a Boarding and Day School, at Beccles in Suffolk, presents her
respectful Compliments to the Ladies and Gentlemen in Beccles and its Environs, and likewise to her
House. (situated between the Church-yard and the Market-Place) is now ready for the Reception of
Her Terms are, Parlour Boarders, 21 Pounds per Ann. Entrance 2 Pound 2 Shillings. Boarders,
half Dozen breakfast Napkins.
Part of their Education. Tambour, Dresden. Dearning, Plain Work, etc at Eight Shillings per Quarter.
Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and the Italian Method of Book-keeping taught by A.S. ALDERTON
Blank Books, Pens, Inks, Paper, Sealing Wax, etc. may be had. Music and Dancing by proper
ladies and gentlemen that Mrs O'Brien having resolved to give up at Midsummer next her boarding
school at Beccles for young ladies, she has taken it from that time … etc
stitch and embroidery 14 gns. Music, dancing, writing and arith. By proper masters. Puddingmoor
[empty by 1781].
advert) [16 Newmarket]
Beccles Fair. 4 May and cattle on the Fen from 12th May at 12/- a head.
Mrs Berry (assistant) takes Mrs O'Brien's school.
Lost, supposed stolen off the common, a bay mare. Reward: Mr King of Beccles.
Mr Murrill tanner had a chest broken open and nearly £400 taken.
many loaded with dry goods, passed by Beccles, Bungay and through Harleston…
Beccles: Deserted from Lieut. Lodington's recruiting party of marines, quartered at Beccles. Henry
them shall receive FORTY SHILLINGS reward for each, or if they will deliver themselves up, shall
receive a free pardon.
Lost out of the White Horse Stable - a sorrel mare.
from the Rampant Horse to the Kings Head in Beccles to return on Fridays.
Insides to Bungay 3s, One outside at 2s. Insides to Beccles and Harleston 4s. One at 2/6. Children on
Famous ointment of the itch now made by Elizabeth Wakefield of Beccles, widow, successor to her
late mother, Mrs Hannah Cockerill, for whom she conducted the business these many years.
business. Apprentice wanted.
Demands on estate of late George Hanely send account to Isaac Blowers or James Algan.
Millinery stock of Mrs Miller for sale. Retiring.
Benjamin Murrill, considerable ? died aged 53.
No more 1782
S.M. Creed to sell furniture of late Mrs Berry. Tamboer Frames, Music and Drawing. School books
and benches. Brewing utensils etc.
regretted by his family and acquaintance.
Chestnut horse to cover. 1gn and 2/6. The servant at the Maid's Head Inn.
Dragoons at the Kings Head.
Cattle 12s a head from May 12. Frances Sewell Portreeve or Owen Holmes, surveyor. NB. A proper
John Hankes, Beccles, Carrier.
James Algar announced that Michaelmas he (of the White Lion) shall remove next door to where he
Stolen off Beccles common, a black gelding. Reward. William Good. Keeper of Beccles gaol.
Beccles Cast. See other notices?
Davey of Beccles Agent for Beccles and Bungay and parts adjacent to Insure houses, buildings,
Beccles. Brick Mansion House to be let. (long account …"A kitchen garden with a cut or canal up to
Beccles. Thomas Singles, druggist and chemist opened warehouse - large assortment and more
Copor. London, Dublin York (see other notes) ?
crowded audience next with universal applause.[The Assembly Room not built till 1786/87]
"Three times a week a dinner has been provided at the White Lion, consisting of the best beef and
bread and served out to the relief of 750 persons at a time".
Cattle 12/- on Beccles Fenn. The "walls thereof having been lately repaired".
Beccles Ass. Benefit of Collins 2/6.
John Hawke to sell caravan or light wagon almost new. Runs upon iron. Owners has carried 24 cwt
Beccles: To be sold under prime cost all stock of Val Bullar…ironmongery, brazery, earthen and
glass ware etc… house, shop and warehouses to be let or sold…Rede.
including Mary Housego, Beccles.
within five miles thereof …subs to Owen Holmes, grocer.
Edward Arnold elected Portreeve. Entertained Corporation and his friends in an elegant manner.
mane and 1s the groom (- visiting various places)
Beccles Fen : Joist cattle at 12/- for the summer. Gates to be opened 12 May. Fenn now in high
Beccles: Creed to sell stock of Valentine Bullar. Ironmongery, cutlery, braziery, earthen and 0glass
ware (4 or 5 days)
building a THEATRE AND ASSEMBLY ROOM in the town of Beccles agreeable to and of such
materials as are mentioned in the Plans, Elevations, Sections and particulars made for that purpose
Head on or before the 3 of September at 11 am.
Beccles : On Tues 30th Inst. By order of the Executers of the late Sir Robert Rich, Bart. Dec. on his
tapestry hangings, paintings, prints and drawings, capital brewing coppers and utensils, useful kitchen
furniture etc. and which will more particularly be described in catalogues which may be had on
Story of Beccles balloon hoax.
Beccles : Kings Head. Assemby. Benefit of William Hindes. Jan 16th.
Beccles : A wherry built only 2 years, with Hart? Sail and rigging all new. Burden 13 haulirons and
Thetford Assizes : Wm Churchman and Edmard Hunter - for stealing 2 cows the property of Esther
Beccles : Cockerill's original ointment for the itch 1/9. (1/- for children) sold many places ..
Beccles : Rev. B. Sparrow married Miss Elmy, only daughter of William Elmy Esq>> "In the
Commission of peace for that County">
tenements. ENQUIRIES : Le Grice Brown.
Mr Crowfoot names daughter of Le Grice Browne
John Bibby son of John Bibby plumber and glazier and house painter to continue father's business.
Sale of part of furniture of Philip Dykes, Esq.
and largesse (follows similar Norwich decision)
Mr Blowers being certain that there are many to whom he has not yet had it in his power to make his
will accept this (though late) Public Testimony of the grateful sense he retains of his obligations to
them, with a firm assurance of his wish to have it in his power to render them any service in future.
No hair dressers in Suffolk after 10 am.
Beccles : "There was a grand and excellent display of fireworks to commemorate the centenary of the
Glorious Revolution. Upwards of fifty gentlemen supped at the Kings' Head, a band of music was
concluded with the greatest hilarity".
heard an excellent sermon, suitable to the day. In the evening endeavour which loyalty and patriotism
could suggest was exerted to testify to the joy of the inhabitants. The church steeple, town hall and
displayed particularly at the houses of Messrs Purvis, Harmer, Easdale, Cole, Creed, Howes and the
Kings Head, at the last house a very elegant entertainment was provided for the chief inhabitants who
The concourse of people on this occasion was immense and the whole conducted with the strictest to
attention and decorum.
the next market day in Beccles.
GreatYarmouth… The noble lion, the laughing hyena, a beautiful hunting tiger, and a great variety of
other rare and curious animals from the most remote parts of the world. After a short stay there, they
We the undersigned Curriers and Leather sellers, give notice to shoe makers with whom we are
connected that we find ourselves under the necessity of giving only six months credit and that in
united determination strictly to adhere.
Edward Arnold, jun. Beccles
mich. Baldrey, Yoxford
Beccles Quarter Sessions. Robert Beecroft grand larceny 7 years transportaion
Mary Balls petty larceny 12 months hard labour
John Summonds refusing to find security in case of bastardy - imprisoned and discharged by course
Wm Barton for felony. Acquitted
Mr Hunter estimates population of Beccles as 2565 increase of 700 in 40 years.
Beccles Annual Water Frolic : Oulton Festival Monday August 2nd
Mon. Last Annual Water Frolic from Beccles held upon Oulton Broad. A gale from the S.W. with a
and genteel company. Upwards of 20 boats were brought down from Yarmouth, Bungay, Beccles,
Aldeby and places adjacent. Could preference have been given to any of the boats, it must be the
collation in the grananry at Mutford Bridge. Dinner and good wine in the evening to the Theatre. -
Edmund Bacon, Bart and Wm Sawbridge esq. stewards. Tickets to Non Subscribers residing within 5
N.B. The second Assembly is fixed for Monday 22 of November; the third for Friday 28th Jan. next.
Died last week Miss Schutz dau of late Francis Shutz Esq of Gillingham
To be let a handsome dwelling house [details given] late in the occ. Of Jarret Dashwood particulars:
Thos Fair of Beccles.
his studies - one who wishes to lay something of a foundation for the study of divinity - Rev JL
Sale by William Sharman at Kings Head : freehold messe - in 2 tents in Anns Bridge in occ ofNed
Copping, attorney Harleston.
SALE : property of Jeremiah Taylor decsd.
LOT 2. Butcher's stall adjoining on the west
LOT 3. A stall lately converted into Draper's shop - now in occ. Of Sam Gore
LOT 4. FREEHOLD Messe M White Horse Yard - now in occ. Of Robt. Taylor and Jas Collins -
All copyhold of Manor of Beccles.
butchers carts several pairs of harneses.
Cures performed by Christian Kebbs, surgeon and occultist - since the short time of his residence in
restored hearing in a few days. A dau. Of Mr Bery Barber, shoe maker inveterate scurvey - cured.
John Backer had cataracts forming - restored by operation. Consult at Mr Shares's, saddler.
Lot 1 A Mansion House, pleasantly situated with stable, granary, chaise
trees and about 40 fine timber oaks, in the possession of John Price Esq. Also a farmhouse on the
other side of the road, opposite the garden wall, with barn, stable, pigeon house and other convenient
the house. There is a profitable brick-kiln on the premises and a great quantity pf brick-earth sand
and water. Also a large malting office of 35 combs steep. There is also a right of commonage on
Lot 2 Arable land
Lot 3 Land
3a 1r 13p
2a 2R 12p
Lot 5 "
The premises are all freehold except about 6 acres copyhold of Manor of Beccles - apply Mr
Beccles and Bungay follow the various laudable examples before them, and stand forward in the
Whereas a large silver spoon of the old fashioned make, marked RAH was offered for sale at Beccles
on 29th of Feb 1792, and it being wrongly suspected that the said spoon is stolen, any person having
(The letter concerning the sale of the Grove dates from Jan 1792)
John Price Esq having executed a Deed of Trust for the equal benefit of his creditors; all persons
and what security they hold for the same to Mr Copping, attorney at Harleston.
Mr Lallet assistant to Mr Veron, dancing master, will attend ……at Beccles every Tuesday.
An assembly for the benefit of Mr Pruitt? At the Crown Inn Beccles will be held at the New Room on
Monday 9 April. Tickets 3s 6d each to be had of Mr Pruitt. Supper included.
milliners - freehold moderately assessed to the land tax, very lately put in good repair and in a most
To be entered at midsummer on 26th.
All their well chosen stock of linen drapery, millinery, hosiery and haberdashery goods.
good trade has been carried on for many years (Mr James Algar the present owner and occupier going
lease which will expire on 10 Oct 1800 at yearly rent of £23, but much under let.
The above premises are well situated near the Market Place in very excellent repair, are freehold and
The White Lion to be entered upon at Michaelmas and the furniture may be taken by the purchaser.
The premises to be surveyed by applying to Mr Algar, Mr Robt Davey or the auctioneer.
company of comedians … a complete set of scenes, wardrobes etc have been purchased and a
respectable company of performers engaged ….etc.
this article to the great injury of manufacturers of hempen cloth - it is decided that a general meeting
of the trade to be held at the Saracen's Head at Diss on Friday May 4th? At 11 o'clock in the morning
Letter from Robert Sparrow ref: Bill before Parliament "more effectually preserving certain lands
Article about Tom Paine
final dividend. Accounts to Oswald and Crop of beccles, executers.
excellent cellar, wash house, stable and yard, well situated near? The Market Place for a gent or
tradesman. Apply Mr Crowe.
House of John Pruitt called the Crown Inn. The aforesaid Inn in occ of Mr Pruitt as tenant at will.
Consists of a good substantial new ? brick house with excellent cellars stable yard etc adjoining the
Story of thief taking parcel as Thos. Mayhew, Beccles carrier was getting his breakfast at the White
On Saturday and Monday two divisions of the Royal South Lincs militia marched into Bury on their
way to Bungay, Beccles, Woodbridge and Saxmundham and other towns adjacent to the coast.
Barns Stables and out houses. Hay and corn stacks and all live and dead farming stock. Insured at
Such persons have any goods in pawn at the shop of the late Mrs Steward, pawnbroker Beccles
desired to reclaim the same as Mr Thurlow who takes the above shop and does not intend continuing
Dr Cooper's charge to the Grand Jury at Beccles 6d.
B.U. Dowson of Geldeston. Staithe at Beccles and Hardly.
belonging the the same. Sentenced to 2 months hard labour and solitary confinement in Beccles Gaol.
experienced during his residence at Beccles and respectfully informs that for the better
accommodation of his pupils, he has taken an eligible house in an airy situation at Bungay where
Terms: Entrance 10/6, board and tuition in English, writing, arithmetic, merchants accounts and the
theory of mensuration, mapping, use of the globes, algebra, navigation and the mathematics in
School opens Mon Jan 19th.
Opening of Beccles New Organ. Vocal concert with performers from Yarmouth, Halesworth,
Sam Crowe to sell at the Kings Head Beccles farm 84 acres at Ellough occ. Thos Bland.
continent, … last fromnHarwich, where they landed last week, marched into this city. These gallant,
(both officers and men) such an appearance as beggar all description. At Ipswich, Diss, Eye, Beccles,
Bungay and other places through which they passed on their route for comfortable quarters in this
donors as the receivers.
Theatre Beccles: Norwich Co. The Mountaineers : Fontain with Forest. Mons Weds Fridays and Sats.
house with 30 comb steep adjoining river. Enquiries Sam Lillistone who wishes to resign the
At Worlingham parsonage near Beccles a boarding school is opened by Miss S. Routh for reception
well calculated for their accommodation.
Beccles : Meeting of occupants, tradesmen and others to consider steps proper to be taken to prevent
Resolved that we will continue to receive in payment the cash notes issued by the Bankers in the
town, Messrs R Rede, Farr and Smith and that we recommend the same measure to be pursued by all
T. Rede, Portreeve
J. Crisp and Co
L.G.B. Bohun [gentry]
W. Crowfoot [surgeon]
S. Lillistone [merchant]
L? Purvis [gentry Capt. RN] J. Assey [surgeon]
J. Cole [draper]
N. Boby [linen draper]
W. Libbis [painter & glazier]
The following listed in the Universal Directory of 1798 were NOT signatories [some were non
Ellcoson?,Girdlestone, Heptinstall, Leman Robt, Sufford, Taylor, H. Physic : Sparshall Jas,
Gobold Natts, Gobbold Sam,Hambling, Harmen W, Hatton W, Hindes Wm, Horthwales?, Howes
Wm, Illingwater? Jones Wm, Lane Jas, Land, Maplestone, Maskell, Mayhew, Mills, Newson,
Steward, Taylor B, Thurlow, Turner, Verdon?J & W, Ward J, Weavers, Wilby, WilsonWm, Wright.
Similar notice from Lynn and 150 signatories
the common lying between Red? Bridge, and the starting post. Farmers in the town and neighborhood
for, several of them have agreed to bring their beasts for sale there annually and a large show of cattle
probably in point of magnitude vie with any Fairs of the country and the public are desired to take
Death of Robert Davey. New master at Beccles Free School wanted. Must be of the Established
stable. Late residence of Rev. Robert Leman, decsd. Apply Mr Crowe, Post Master [BALLYGATE
Norwich Insurance Company. Beccles Agent : Samuel Crowe.
Noverre's Ball Kings Head December 5th 3/6
between Red Bridge and the starting post, which is excellent dry turf. Farmers in the town and
occasion for, several of them have agreed to try their beasts there annually and a large show of cattle
Norwich Insurance Agents : Robert Chapman, Beccles.
to deliver coal for ready money only.