(guineas, each Horse to carry 18 stone weight and several other matches the same day
about £9 a year to be sold. Enquiries of Mr Farr attorney at Beccles or Mr Folkard brewer in the same
RACES: Tues. 12 June in Beccles Races. Purse of 30 Gns. Wed 13th Prize of 310 Cock fight gents.
SALE: House and outhouses with Barn and Stables near Bridge in Beccles c £10 p.a. to be sold.
as convenient - as a Felmonger as may be having the privilege of water carriage to and from Norwich
& Yarmouth with skins bought & sold. Many years occupied by Thomas Baker, Felmonger.
SALE: Alehouse with Fruit Trees. Conveniency for Weavers Looms. Enquiries, James Richmond
RACES: Beccles Races June 11th & 12th
RACES: Beccles on 8 July. Pair of Silver Spurs of 30s will be run for a Horse Mare or gelding, best
of 3 heats. 2 rounds of the Course for one heat or a saddle for a guinea for the second best horse & the
before running between 4 & 5 before Mr Tobias Chandler
Bacon of the same town & upon that account first tried to make a boat for himself to fish in, which he
brought to a very good form,m & is now come to that Perfection in working (without ever working
boat that is now upon any of the three rivers that run to Yarmouth, to row with four oars for as many
guineas as they will row miles: and if any gentleman has a desire either to see or buy this boat if they
a Hosier lately by a baker, good oven, a big large yard or garden at the end of which, next a great
carts & carriages: good water & good right of Commonage. enquiries John Farr, Attorney at Law,
Beccles: where he has now a considerable quantity of fresh and good wines as any in all that country:
at any Inn whatever & a very hearty welcome from your humble servant John Brown.
Beccles Races. Wed Thurs. June 7-8 . Thos Randall clerk of the course. Wed Purse of £10. Thurs.
£30. There will be a cock match in the said town upon the said days. Assembly in the Guildhall each
Angel at Blyburgh to let. Enquiries Sam Mayhew, Blyburgh or William Crowfoot of Beccles, Grocer.
places now to be sent by the Yarmouth Post & they will be carefully forwarded 3 times every week:
If any carrier or waterman shall collect, carry or re-carry any letters, packets etc. contrary to Act of
Beccles Races May 30-31st. James Harris Clerk of Course.Assembly at TOWN HALL each night.
Stratagem on Fri. June 1st The Wife’s Relief or The Husband’s Cure. with several diverting
entertainments of singing & dancing between the Acts. NB. Mr Tollett has provided a good set of
upon account of the Assembly
RAT CATCHING: Will Hunt of Woodrising, Taylor & Ratcatcher at house of Robert Adley in
Nicholas Coppin near King’s Arms, Castle Ditch, Norwich furnishes best marble for chimney pieces
etc same goods from N.C. at White Lion Yard, Beccles.
meet at White Lion (John Brown) Aug. 14th
MENTIONED: John Farr attorney at Beccles
Chestnut go, John Dickenson of Eye... another same day
may be furnished wholesale or retail at reasonable rates as cheap as can be bought in London. PS He
PATENT MEDICINE: Royal Anodine British Tincture never failing success in giving immediate
relief in all pains. Cures Aches, Numbness, Pains, Cramps, wekness of the joints & tooth ache .. it
BAKERY: Baking Office in Becles, late occupied Thomas Page, deceased to be let & goods to be
sold. Enquire Widow Page, Beccles or Robert Robinson, carpenter, St Peter’s Norwich.
carries on tailor’s trade for men as his Father did: also follows stay business & making children’s
coats, riding hoods & riding habits.
SALE: To be sold at Beccles ancient & well accustomed Draper’s House & Shop in Market Place
late occupied Widow Armstrong, decd. enquiries Thomas Primrose of Beccles.
meeting with a terrible storm at sea .. with great difficulty got to Dover ... now hope for calm sea.
FLOWER SHOW: Friday & Saturday 26 & 27 July, Collection of Flowers to be seen at Mr John
BECCLES RACES: Beccles Races 6th & 7th June (James Harris clerk) Assembly at TOWN HALL
as usual. The winning Horse (Purse of £10) to be brought to the Market Cross within one hour after
FLOWER FESTIVAL: Flower Festival by Gentlemen of Suffolk. White Lion, Beccles. Mon. 20th
humble servant John Browne.
LOST: Stolen or strayed off Beccles Common. Sat May 30th at night, a black mare.... Stubbs at
FLOWER SHOW: There will be a Florist’s Feast by the Gents of Suffolk held at the White Lion,
Beccles on Monday 20th, where all gents who will please for to come & bring some flowers, shall
THEATRE: This is to give notice to all gentlemen & ladies and others that at the Guild Hall in
Beccles. Wed next being 5th August by Mr TOLLETS Company of Comedians will be acted that
The Company will continue Playing some of the best Comodies & Tragedies now extant, & their stay
will be for three weeks & no longer
forehead, a wall eye on the near side, a short white tail, one white foot behind.. Miller, Attorney,
Yarmouth, or Stubbs of Beccles.
Wife” & several entertainments of singing & dancing. NB. The Company will continue playing some
of their best comedies & tragedies now instant & their stay will be three weeks & no longer.
Stubbs widow and executrix or they will be sued. And all Blacksmiths & others indebted for iron to
Stubbs or to Nathaniel Randalls as they were partners & joint traders in the iron business will be
as brazier & sels all sorts of seeds in seed time
widow or Thomas Mills, attorney, Yarmouth, & all blacksmiths & others who were indebted to the
said TS & to Mr Nathaniel Randall, as they were Partners in the Iron Business, pay debts ditto.
DEBTS of William Lenny of Worlingham, deceased, to John Crispe, administrator of Beccles.
BOAT RACE: Richard Lifton, in Gillingham, for a long time bargeman to Sir Edmund Bacon in the
good stables & convenient out-houses & yards, with a brewing & malting office in good repair
Enquiries Tobias Chandler, Gaol-keeper in beccles. NB There is a new Well sunk & a new pump
therein put down, adjoining to the said offices which produce plenty of good water, sufficient for both
LEMONS & ORANGES: Cocking at White Swan, Hoxne. ALSO Lemons & Oranges sold all the
year long by wholesale & retail.
Will Woodward a man of dark complexion, about 5 ft high & about 25 years old has hair cut off&
him to Tobias Chandler keeper of Gaol, 1 guinea Reward.
TRADESMAN: James Harris of Beccles sell all sorts of stockings & all sorts of men’s hats. Likewise
SALE: The Falcon ancient & well accustomed Inn, Market Place, Beccles with very good stables and
SALE: Likewise Brewing & Malting Office (now occupied John Bridges) to be let. Enquiries: Tobias
Chandler GAOL-Keeper. NB. A new well sunk & new pump therein put down adjoining such offices
SALE: Mrs Mary Lane of Beccles, deceased, left stock of milliner’s goods with House & Shop in
FLOWER SHOW: Florist Feast 2nd Wed [changed next week to 1st Wed] in August in Beccles
BUNGAY STAITHE: All debtors of John Dalling & Richard Nelson, co-partners & owners of
garden wash house etc. to be let or sold. Enquiries Tobias Chandler.
TO BE LET at Beccles: House & very large shop fronting the Market Place both ways. kept by linen
house with pump within doors just set down. Enquiries Mrs Eliz. Love widow, who now lives in the
said House. NB Will be Let a very good Pennyworth. now or at Michaelmas next.
FLOWER SHOW: Gents of Norfolk & Suffolk. Florist Feast:, White Lion, Beecles. John Browne
Wed next, where he expects there will be very great attendance.
lovecole, potatoes & other curious & useful plants.
TO BE LET: House Malting Office, Brewing House & good stable late occupied Abraham Browne
FARRIER: Robert Tye of Shipmeadow, has practised Farriering some years, to be spoken with at his
house in Shipmeadow Wednesday & Friday till noon & at John Browne’s “the White Lion”, Beccles
BECCLES RACES: 21 & 22: £15 & 30gns purses. Assembly at Town Hall
GAOL ESCAPE: Thomas Wright a tall black man wearing his own black hair of a sanguine
hoosebreaking. Whoever apprehends the said TW & brings him to Mr Tobias Chandler, Keeper of
Gaol of Beccles aforesaid shall have 2 guineas reward paid by said Tobias Chandler..
taken by John Browne, White Lion, Beccles etc.
Beccles. Finder bring to Haslewood, Silversmith, Norwich or Brown, White Lion, Beccles
leading to Lowestoft, Barns, orchard & garden. Francis Brewster, draper.
BAD RIVER ACCIDENT: Pleasure Boat overset at Aldeby in Waveney with 29 persons in it. 15
billet.. Enquiries Abraham Schuldham, attorney or John Brunning of Beccles. NB. There is a vacancy
for any Body that has a mind to set up in the business of a Wherry Man.
& Malthouse, Enquiries Tobias Chandler
TO BE LET: the Ship Tavern, part of it new built & with a good straithe belonging it, standing nigh
BECCLES RACES: Wed 12th & Thurs. 13th Purses of £10 & 30 Guineas
FLOWER SHOW: Florists Feast: Francis Deif, The Adam & Eve. Beccles on July 5th etc.
SALE: Falcon & Ship Sale notices repeated.
SALE: Very Large commodious House, ancient and well customed Tavern with three large new
Tenant or Rev. Sir Charles Castleton, Rector of Gillingham
Estate in Toft Monks £100 p.a. Enquiries John Schuldham, Beccles.
SALE: Repeat of advert of 25 May 1728 for FALCON & SHIP
Market. [16 signatures]
DEBTOR: Debts due to John Morley of Gillingham to pay to Thomas Moore, Schoolmaster, Beccles
Grocer& Chandler to be Let or Sold at Michaelmas. Leaving off business.
TO BE LET or SOLD: House at Beccles with starch office & utensils, barn, stable, half acre garden,
Notice to merchants: 6 Sail of vessels constantly : goods from Dash’s Wharf at back of Fishmongers
Hall, London, one of which conveys every Tuesday for Yarmouth, Norwich, Beccles, Bungay,
months together to the very detriment of the inhabitants thereof by a great decay of the trade &
Town yet some persons are so malicious still to report its being there, with Design to keep up the
names are here subscribed do hereby certify that the said Town now is & for two months past has
been entirely free from the smallpox or any other contagious distemper whatsoever & does now enjoy
Thos Page (Rector), Isaac Blowers, John Harber (Wardens), William Elmy, William Bendy,
Nath.Newton (Overseers) Charles Yallop, John Elmy, William Crowfoot, James Harris, John Crisp
RINGERS: Long notice on challenge of Eye Ringers to Norwich (St Peter’s) Ringers, sent by
Norwich Ringers. Eye had agreed to meet them at the White Lion, Beccles on Monday 6 October.
[Further notuces from Eye & Norwich in successive weeks, & another from Eye on 1 November.]
RINGERS: John Botwright & Will Howells from Bungay declare letter from Eye to be untrue, if
his executors Robert Dawson, Benj. Primrose. Sale at Howard’s shop in Weavers’ Lane, Norwich
COCK FIGHTING: Pope’s Head in Norwich. Cock Match between Gents of Beccles & Gents of
BECCLES RACES: Wednsday 17th & Thursday 18th June. James Harris, Clerk of Course.
BANKRUPT: Beccles. Stock of Mary Mason, widow, bankrupt ? Millinery & Mercery goods for
Enquiries Nath. Newton
CROSS KEYS in Beccles, ancient & well- accustomed with good stable, wash house Pump
APPRENTICE: Runaway on 22nd at night from his Master Stephen Bootman, brazier of Beccles one
Francis Binton, his apprentice lad. stout lad c17 wears his own hair... he has wronged his Master of
I, William Cutlove of Beccles in Suffolk, Peruke Maker, did, not many days since, make a wager of
town) that I could lay Galley-tile in a frame as well as the said Mason could himself, who was then
doing such work in a House in Town. Upon which I took up the Tools, and in truth such tools as I
doing) that I did my work & by the judgement & approbation of some men of his own trade, mine
was done neatest, best & most methodical and accordingly I won the wager. The truth of the Premises
my bull & Bason. ‘Tis plainly proved the BARBER trimmed the MASON.
WATCHMAKER: Richard Smith, watch maker at the Dial in Pedral Street (?) near Harleston having
hired the shop in Bungay lately kept by Thomas UTTING of Beecles gives notice that he designs to
TO BE LET: Beccles upper end of Market Place. House & Shop suitable for grocer to let. Enquire
Robert le Grys
LOST: Stolen or strayed out of pasture at Beccles. Thurs. July 1st a bright bay horse white stripe
Beccles or to Jos. Lynes, Dolphin, Norwich, shall be well rewarded
LOST: Stolen or strayed off Beccles Common Brown bay Gelding, Charles Yallop, Beccles. Reward
SCHOOL: There is a gentleman from Oxford lately come to Beccles to keep school there who will
teach Latin, Greek & Hebrew & will begin at St Michael next - where there is also a skilful writing
And there are in the same town many good housekeepers who will take in any young gentlemen at
John Mann, Star Inn Norwich. Reward.
RETIRES: Beccles Widow Amyas, Apothecary leaves off business, debts to be presented to her son
Enquiries John Farr, in the Market Place.
LOST: Stolen or strayed off Beccles Common on Sun 5th March at night. Light Bay Mare.Thomas
BECCLES RACES: 7 & 8 June
BREWSTERS: Farm of £60 a year in Ringsfield of 140 acres. Enquiries Humphrey Brewster of
LOST: Stolen or strayed off Beccles Common on 9 June last, light grey horse, 8 years old 13 to 14
his ears spread pretty much. Whoever will give notice to Matthew Spence, Mason of Beccles ... half a
FLOWER SHOW: Florists Feast. Francis Delph. Adam & Eve Beccles. Gold ring valued at I gn,
SALE of CHAISE: At Mr Moundeford’s in Beccles 4 wheel Chaise & a pair of harnesses for sale.
much pock marked, about 40 years old & had on when he went away a dark coloured coat & light
about 35 years old, whoever apprehends them & brings them to Beccles Gaoler shall have two
guineas reward. Paid by me Tobias Chandler
TREACHERY: The Gentlemen of Beccles truly acquaint the Public, reason why Fancy of Beccles
lately beaten by Norwich Rowers was a treacherous confederacy between Jeffrey
SALE: House for Sale in Beccles. £20 a year. John Morse, grocer
SALE: To be sold at Beccles Commodious house suitable for gent or tradesman with good yard
BECCLES RACES: June 13th & 14th Cocking at the Falcon, John Burrell of Beccles during Races.
NB. a gold ring of 15s value fought for at the Falcon on the Monday before the day of weighing of
FLOWER SHOW of July Flowers at the Adam & Eve. Mr Alcock ... Silver Punch-ladle value 30s for
SALE: Mrs Hester Couzing (?), Market Place, Beccles millinery goods wholesale & retail &
COCKING: Thursday 23rd August to be run on Beccles Course, Purse with 5 Gns. 5s entrance. Next
soon as the match is over. There will be a saddle run for.
SALE: House of Will Tiberham in Beccles for sale. 3 cellars 4 fine low rooms, 4 handsome chambers
Market - very near both. Enquiries Isaac Blowers, Post Master of Beccles (Edward Blowers
Goldsmith in Beccles)
MENTIONED: Abraham Schuldham, attorney, Beccles
to be Let.
OCCULIST: Mr Taylor, famous occulist en route. Bungay 2 hours on Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th
BUNCHING MILL: Good Bunching Mill, well accustomed, for sale in Beccles. Work enough to
employ 2 Combers. Enquiries Robert Boult (for the malt trade)
APPRENTICE: Run away on Sunday 24th last from Mr Leonard Newton, a saddler in Beccles one
Daniel Rogers his apprentice, a lad about 15 years of age, square set & cross eyed. He had on when
coat. If he will return to his master aforestead within 10 days he will be kindly received. And
whoever pouloms?, employs or entertains him will be prosecuted according to law.
COCKING: At the sign of the Falcon in Beccles during Races, Main of Cocks - gents of Norfolk v
Gents of Suffolk. 31 cocks each side a main & 4 gns. a battel & 40 gns. the odd battle.
Draper. Good stables, yard & other conveniences. Occup. Benj. Francis, barber. To let next
& instrumental music at Guildhall. Vocalists Dr Heighington & his family beginning as soon as race
FLOWER SHOW: Show of July Flowers. John Alcock’s Adam & Eve Beccles. Silver punch ladle
APPRENTICE: Mr Thomas Stone, peruke maker of Beccles. One James Ulton his apprentice aged
away a light cloth coat & waist coat with large metal buttons & a great pair of buck skin breeches.
Kindly received if he returns within 14 days.
week) Seignoaria Violante famous Italian Rope Dancer also a play “Love is a Sack” 6 p.m.
here: Monday & Tuesday by command of Sir John Pllaytet. She will begin exactly at four o’clock &
with a Parrot in a Basket” NB. on Sat 22nd she will begin to perform at Harlston.
TO BE LET: House in Beccles for sale. Occupied by Thos Wakefield, Butcher. Stable, wash house,
KING’S HEAD: Paul Harris is moved from the Globe in Blofield to Kings Head, Beccles
BELL RINGING: Beccles: on the 7th of this instant being Easter Monday, the whole Peal of
minute, being the first & greatest performance ever done in this town . John Barber - Treble, John
Denney -2nd, Matthew Debnam - 3rd, Duncan Dewer - 4th, John Ward - 5th, Andrew Field - 6th,
CHURCH ORGAN: Opening of New Beccles Organ
Falcon “at the time of the horse race”. To show 31 on a side.
Sermon upon the occasion. And at six of the clock in the evening in the Guildhall a consort of vocal
Norfolk. Also an Assembly. Together at Half a crown. Tickets: Robert Grinling’s House, Kings Head
& White Lion. Benefit Robert Grinling organist.
CHURCH ORGAN: Beccles Church 5th June newly erected organ to be opened. Sermons. Concert at
Guild Hall by Dr Heighington & Family at 6 p.m. & assembly 2s.6d Benefit Robert Girling Organist.
ASSEMBLY: Beccles Town Hall. Assembly 3rd & 4th July benefit Robt. Grinling Town Organist.
FALSE ACCUSATION: Whereas a Report was lately raised that Edmund Skipper of Beccles,
pretended to have been got from one Mr Morse which Report having very much tended to the
damage of said E.S. for repairing wihich damage & to prove the falsity of such report the said E.S.
therefore (besides having made the said E.S satisfaction for such scandal )hereby declare that I had no
grounds to spread such report & that I believe the same is false and untrue as witness my hand:
At Beccles Town Hall will be an Assembly on 3rd & 4th July for the diversion of all gents & ladies.
Benefit Robert Grinling, Town organist to begin at 6 p.m. being positively the last that will be held
TO BE LET: MALT HOUSE: 20 combs steep to be let at Beccles. Very convenient for Home or
Foreign Trade. Enquiries Dr Bohun of Beccles.
GOODS for SALE: All sorts of Joiners’ Goods & looking glasses to be sold by Mr Thos. Blowers of
Beccles at prime cost & Mandoil [iron bar] Wheel Turn [large box into which flour falls] at
Broke out of Beccles Gaol on 4 July Mary White, alias Mary Willis. She is a stout woman with pale
face, is very much pock-marked & Black Hair. Whoever shall give tidings of the said MW to Tobias
BELL RINGING: Beccles: on Monday last 8 youths of the Society of our Ringers did undertake to
ring 5040 Changes on bells called Bob Major Quadruples & Triples which peel they were curiously
never before performed in the Town or neighbourhood.
James Gardner - 6th, Matt. Clarke - 7th, Henry Dady - Tenor
sorts of hops, madder, saffron & such other crops as stand more than one year in the ground. ...times
poultry, rabbits, fish, swine & all sorts of cattle, even particulars to the improvemen of bees. 2s 6d
BOOK ADVERT: The Country Housewife & Lady’s Directory: Management of a House,
Directions for the dairy feeding & making of brawn. Orderinf fish, fowls, herbs, roots etc for the
table. Methods of making ketchup , drying & kilning saffron. Second part: Receipts for dressing all
LOST HORSE: Young man hired a horse from Robert Skipper of Beccles to get to Yarmouth &
ADVERTISEMENT: All persons who want any smiths bellows, single or double, great or small, or
have any Boards to be new leathered may be furnished as well & as cheaply than at the makers in
place if they do not care to provide themselves Master or Mistress, they will be sent to the House of
BECCLES RACES: Wed 26 & Thursday 27th
CAMPING: on Monday 7 June a Camp or Match of Football upon Homefield Heath by twelve men
which shall be delivered them before the Camp begins. No one to handle the ball. 5s to man on the
be over at 5. NB The ground shall be well roped in.
CAMPING or FOOTBALL at ASHBY at Three Horse Shoes. Ten a side for ten pairs of neat pumps.
Beccles, owner. Suitable reward for information. No questions asked.
TO BE LET: at Beccles, House & Shop, good cellar, stable room, yard well planted with fruit trees.
Barn..Enquiries: John Seaman, cheesemonger, owner.
LOST in Beccles, middle sized silver watch, Tim Mickleburgh, grocer, Gillingham. 1 gn reward
Writing Master in Beccles.
LOST between Beccles & Norwich. Cloth housing with silk fringe & silver spar. Bring to John
information of goods lost [ie stolen]. Divers sorts of Merchants’ goods.
BULL BAITING at Greyhound, Shipdham .. pair of buckskin breeches, value 1 gn to the owner of
GAOL ESCAPE: Made his escape out of Beccles Gaol Sat 8 Jan one Will Aldiss a low squat man
between 30 & 40 with a pale face & black eyes: wore a worsted cap & had on a white coat. Is an
brings him to B. Gaol shall have a guinea reward paid by me. Tobias Chandler, Gaoler
MENTIONED: William Leman, attorney, Beccles
ADVERTISEMENT: Abraham Higham, edge tool maker at Beccles makes Coopers’ tools,
Carpenters’ tools, wheelwrights, tanners, & all sorts of shears, wool shears, glovers’ gardeners’, also
men besides himself in the kingdom who live at Cirencester.
FISH STOLEN: Whereas the fishermen of Beccles & Gillingham lost out of their Trunks at several
generally supposed they were carried to Norwich by some of our neighbouring Pedders: If any gents
suspicious & will discover who they bought of, or as to bring the Thief to Justice, shall receive two
Jolly, Thos Hall.
dark wig etc.
in Market Place.
TO BE LET: Shops in Beccles & Halesworth to be let - Late in use of Stephen Bootman, Brazier
SALE: Ancient Brewing Office with copper which boils 14 barrels of beer & all other utensils
suitable. Plenty of good water in the yard & store room for beer with house. Nath. Newton, Beccles
PAINTER: Whereas Thomas Bardwell, painter, is removed from Parish of Bungay, I Robert B fom
London brother to TB have taken a house & shop in Bungay to follow painting business. ... My
imitation of all sorts of wood, stone & mahogony ... sell all sorts of colours for house painting with
directions on how to use them.
skin on her face, two white feet behind, has been rowelled on near shoulder. John Dowing, grocer,
Norwich. Thos. Jermyn, Blacksmith, Beccles.
Gents, Clergy & Citizens: The bells ringing in every Parish as he passes through. The Mayor,
STOLEN out of Rev Page’s pasture in Beccles June 29th his mares, property of Mrs Gower of
SMALLPOX, Beccles Aug 2. We whose hands are under written do certify that upon the strictest
is not now one Person with the said Distemper, neither hath there been for a considerable time.
Thos Page (Rector), Thos Symonds (Curate), John Elmy, Robt Le Grys, (Surgeons) Rich Casey, Ed.
Ralph Keable, Barth Purvis (Apothecaries) William Crowfoot, Francis Brewster, Isaac Blowers, Will
PRICES: Whereas by reason of the great Impressing of seamen the wages of the sailors are greatly
advanced ... Masters of ships carrying goods from London to Yarmouth forced to increase prices.
& already begun to follow brazier business jointly with his own: new copper, brass, tin or pewter
ware also old goods mended & exchanged at reasonable rates.
reported that the Smallpox have falsely reported that smallpox is now in the town, which report doth
greatly tend to the injury of trade thereof, and is spread with that malicious intent. This is therefore to
[3 The Walk].. All gents furnished with guns & pistols of best & newest fashion & they may have
their old barrels new bored. Also makes surgical instruments.
GAOL ESCAPE: Escaped from Beccles Gaol March 13, between 6 & 8 of the clock in the evening.
Robert Barber of Rumburgh. Charles Wright & Henry Skerll. 3 guineas Reward. Tobias Chandler.
hoped as the above is calculated for the convenience & advantage of the Graziers that they will give
proper encouragement to it.
Grafton: When Races are over, return for Norwich Race week.
EXOTIC TREES: At Beccles , a parcel of fine Orange, Lemon, Myrtle & Dutch bay trees all in new
Glasses double & single: Wheel barrows an Iron Roll 300wt, one stone roll & a garden screen .
Turner of Kirby Cane late deceased, to his gardener, Giles Hogg, since deceased.
John Falstaff in which will be shown such a variety of new, rich clothes as hath never been seen on
FALCON INN: Benj. Lambert from the Bricklayers Arms takes the Falcon in the Market Place. Very
Commodious Inn, good stable room, good lodgings, Beccles.
GAOL ESCAPE: Broke out of Beccles Gaol in the night. Robert Smith, a tall, pale fellow between
five and six feet high, had on a white coat a white dimity waistcoat & a striped woollen cap, but
SCOTCH CATTLE: Beccles: Sat Oct. 13th Show of all sorts of English & Scots cattle.
SALE: House for sale at Beccles, opposite the Cross. Very good house fit for any shopkeeper.
EDUCATION: Convenient Boarding School in Beccles. Elizabeth Fisher lately a teacher at the
famous Boarding School at Weltham, near Bury. Near the church. Neat Plain Work & all sorts of fine
IN GAOL: I hear that a person commifted to Beccles Gaol, who is imagined to be one of the two
highwaymen who robbed so many people this day fortnight going home from Norwich market. His
now be seen at Beccles.
Beccles. Staithe to be let with lock house for a wherry & large chambers over it: House, stables &
ROBBERY: On Tuesday, Thomas Johnson, alias Bungay Will was committed to gaol, for taking a
pane of glass out of a window in Mr Carr’s house, a baker, in St Paul’s & entering the said house
had left his coat & shoes in the yard. He says he comes from Beccles.
COACH: Yarmouth Coach to London, two days, £1-2s.
Last year Fair at Beccles not provided with sufficient numbers or assortment of cattle. This year
December 10th 1743
Whereas John Gainsborough jun. late of Sudbury, Suffolk, watchmaker, did lately set up a business at Beccles in Suffolk, but
may offer a watch for sale or to pawn, to stop the watch and give notice to Thomas Utting, watchmaker in Yarmouth or to
nose, blinkey'd eye, long visage. N.B. The shop is kept open and all persons that shall favour the same with their custom shall
broke open a house and pulled a poor man out of his bed and whipped him in the chamber with the
deep snow, set him on one of their horses and carried him away without anything on him except a
Last Saturday, William Gooda and Charles Sewell, two shoemakers in Beccles were committed to the
county gaol at Ipswich having confessed they were concerned in carrying away Henry Nursey.
Time, five or six persons unknown, arrived with pistols & other offensive weapons .broke into the
House of HELEN HURRELL of Beccles in the County of Suffolk & by further violence took from
manner, tied him naked across horse and carried him of, and the said Henry Nursey has not been
heard of since... .in order to bring the said offenders to Justice.... Reward of Fifty Pounds. by order of
RACES: Beccles Races. “No horse to be entered to run that stands at any stable but where the owner
contributed one guinea to the Town Plate & that is not shod by a Beccles Blacksmith... every horse
Assembly & the Ipswich Music at the Town Hall as usual. No Players will be allowed to play the two
Assembly Nights. All persons are to pay for the ground they erect their booths. Wed 19. Thurs. 20
of or near Beccles
smugglers not yet apprehended.
ORGANIST of BUNGAY: Benefit: George Gibbs organist of Bungay. Concert at Kings Head,
SMALLPOX On Tuesday last one HENRY KNIGHT, a fisherman was committed to the City Gaol
legal order for removing her.
presented the celebrated? Romeo & Juliet written by Shakespeare. Decoration entirely new, in
particular grand scene of a Tomb, with several entertainments between the Acts as follows:
Mountain’s Craggy Brow by Mrs Hill
Act 3. The Beggar by Mr C.
End of play: The Dutch Skipper who danced? by Mr Peterson
In the Masquerade scene will be introduced a new Masquerade song
The whole will conclude with Mr Blakeys Epilogue called “Ten for the Tea Man” Boxes & pit laid
Yesterday morning about 2 o’clock 5 smugglers taken at the House of Robert Hagen at the Woodsend
Dragoons among which are James Carbold alias Jiffling Jack, Charles Gowen known as the Papist of
Goods from Beccles carrier, which they sold in several places about the country.
Beccles Races: Gents purse ofrSO & town do. Two days. IRacesi
Comedy: “The Tender Husband or the Accomplished Fool” Singing by Mrs Hall & an entertainment
Beccles: White Lion. Benefit Mr Blogg Thurs Nov23
of grocer, tallow chandler. Fresh Stock of sugars, neat Jamaica Rums & Brandies of all sorts.
Beccles. Tues 28th Match for 50 guineas, best of 3 heats, 2 geldings of Neighbourhood Ordinances &
Cattle Notice now herded from Beccles
Beccles. Last Thursday 12 o’clock at night fire at Pleasure House on Bowling Green at Adam & Eve,
Beccles Subscription Assemblies will begin on Thurs. 15th inst. Nov. at Mr Simon Clarke’s at the
them, the rest to be appointed at such times as the majority of the subscribers at this shall think proper
Every subscriber to entitled to his own & two ladies Assemblies, they being introduced by himself or
his Tickets, as follows: Beccles Sub. Ass 15 Nov. 1753 with his name on it Any gent not a subscriber,
admitted & also any lady paying 2/6 may be introduced by a subscriber’s wife, daughter or sister.
NB. Music, wine, punch, tea, coffee, chocolate, cakes & attendance for the above. Expenses: but
18th Plate of £50, 19th Plate of £50, £20? Ed Brooke Clerk of Course
“No person will be allowed a booth upon the Course or to sell any liquor there that does not subscribe
Notice on Act about making Candles (1725) “Whereas there is great reason to believe that there are
many private Housekeepers who make candles for their own use & others who make candles for
Beccles 4th sub Ass. 9th May & Horse match for 100 gns. on Beccles Course on Mon.
Wm. Seamans, Beccles. Chestnut colt to cover 7/6 or leap & 15 servant. He is to be sold.
White Lion, Beccles. Concert Mr Mully 11 am 2/6 on 2nd & 3rd Race Days
dullish coat without sleeves (?) waistcoat, pair of worn leather breaches, woollen cap & a pair of
Hilows (?), has a smart complexion & a long nose; whoever will secure him & give notice to his said
the law directs.
kitchen, large Hall, 2 parlours & 4 chambers with light closets to each:
new built brew house, wash house & water house, with pipes for conveying water to the House &
them. Gardens & orchards well planted with Fruit Trees & a Dovehouse & fish ponds & a convenient
parcel of pasture ground adjoining... Three farms in W Worlingham & Henstead. £280 per annum
charged with uttering false and counterfeit shillings & sixpences.
Beccles 2nd Sub Ass Tuesday 25th
with 40 acres of good land: with exceeding good malting of 35 combs of sheep, the floors of a hectare
(?) & with the store-chambers, Dry Rooms & Kiln are so well positioned that you may wet (2) every
NB. There is on the premises a very considerable quantity of fine Brick earth entirely free from grit
or stones with plenty of sand & water, so that the best of bricks and other ware may be made with
Particulars: John Price Esq. of Beccles... with very advantageous Right of Commonage on large &
extensive Common & the convenience of a Navigable River.
sorts of cattle to depasture Beccles Common at I Os a head between 10 May & 10
Dec.: Geldings, Mares or Colts (not stoned) Cows & Heifers (except Scots heifers) on
the aforesaid sorts of cattle by application to Mr Chambers or Win. Elmy Chief
Land in Ravingham...enquire Leman or Parish attomey, Beccles.
Service to institute Lodge of Free Masons at Beccles [Longish entry]
& Premises at Beccles for sale.
Smallpox Notice - in 8 houses in Beccles
Beccles Smallpox Notice - in 11 houses in Beccles
Thos Page (Rector)John Farr
Isaac. Blowers ”
Wm. Crowfoot (Overseers)James Elmy
Is Blowers. Jun
Beccles Smallpox Notice
Beccles Smallpox Notice
Beccles Smallpox Notice
Beccles Smallpox Notice
Beccles Smallpox Notice
Beccles free from Infection
Party of Free Masons from Beccles to Bungay Theatre [interesting account] [Free Masonsi
Benjamin Fenn, woollen & Linen Draper [25 New Market] not to move to Norwich (as previously
To be sold likewise by Assignees of Estates of Effects of Elmy the Right of Redemption of an estate
in Spexall now in occupation of Jonathan Catchpole yearly rent of £40 consisting of Farm, Horses,
a small part whereof is Copyhold & subject to payment of two outgoing rents.
to Will Crowfoot or Chas. Wright of Beccles: or to Mr John
Law at Beccles on or before March 25th.
removing to Norwich
Divine Harmony or the Psalm Singers Instructed by William Crisp of Toft Monks sold by M
To be let in Beccles: Grocer’s shop in Market Place. Enquiries Francis Harmer of Beccles at which
place may be bought 60 gross of good rushes for the Chandlers also large parcel of pitch & tar that
Beccles Races Tues, Wed Sept 28th, 29th
Beccles Races. Cocking at Robert Mason’s - The Angel
At White Lion Beccles. Mon. Oct. 11th Auction of Books: Johnson’s Dictionary, Pope’s Works 20
impressed at Beccles
The British Blue for washing in bleaching linen sold by I. Blowers, Beccles
On Friday 13 Barbers living in Beccles were convicted before Rev Thos Page, JP of exercising their
Trade on the Lord’s day, when each of them paid the penalty of so doing.
Dwelling House Yard & Stable with Millhouse & Mill & all other implements necessary for
DUNN (Carpenter) of Beccles.
Beccles 3rd Subscription Assembly. Thurs 10th March at White Lion lAssemblyl
Dam, the Coachman drawing too near the Ditch, overturned the Chariot, in which was a Man Servant
belonging to Mr Manning of Bungay. The water being very deep nothing but the top of the Chariot
Chariot & horses were got out, but the poor man in the Chariot was drowned.
Public Breakfast at the Long Room. Cocking at the Angel- John Bulland. Assemblies each night.
Taylor’s admirable Eye-water. Sold by Mr Taylor in Beccles, Mr Taylor in Bungay
“The Stillyard” now the property of Joseph Lambert formerly erected at the Angel in Beccles by Mr
Cross of Ipswich, has been repaired & tried with great exactness by weights up to fifty hundred &
Bowles, Sam Schuldham, Robt.Halliday, Matt. Debnam, Will Bobbett, John Dady, Hy.Dady.
Beccles Races June 27th, 28th Sir Firebrace, Rowland Holt, stewards. Cocking at the White Lion.
TOWN HALL, Beccles. concert of Instrumental Music Monday 19th Between the several parts of the
concert will be rehearsed gratis: “The Fair Penitent” (Farce) “The Virgin unmasked” etc.
27 & 28 a large quantity of Household Furniture to be sold consisting of beds, drawers, glasses,
tables, chairs etc. The goods may be viewed from 3 to 8 on Monday p.m. & from 8 to 10 Tuesday
George Gilbert, auctioneer who sells books, all sorts of stationary wares, superfine tobacco,
Strasburg, Rope? & Scotch Snuffs.
Lion Lodge at TOWN HALL, Beccles
Wed July 5 a concert between several parts “The Conscious Lovers” with a Mason’s Prologue &
NB. There will be a Lodge held & all the Brethren will attend properly clothed.
Concert Days Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Box 2/6 Pit 2/- First gallery ls Upper Gallery 6d The Beaux Stratagem. Music for Teens? 6-30.
Town hall Beccles. Concert “Hamlet” & Pantomime & Entertainment “Harlequin” Musician. To
By desire of Corporation of Beccles.
humbly hope that no gentleman will take it amiss at not being admitted behind the scenes.”
where will be taught Latin, Greek & French Gratis by Rev John Loddington MA Late Fellow of
King’s College, Cambridge.
but the Undertaker will not take any into his own house.
Whereas Jane the wife of Edward Scarlet of Beccles have several times made an elopement from the
ever she hath contracted or shall contract.
Beccles 30 June on the day above, Mr Charles, a musician from Norwich left a brown
in the pasture of John Brooks of Beccles, Gardener & has been there ever since: now
I John Brook give this Public Notice, that if the said Mr Charles or whoever is the
Beccles with Dwelling House, store houses & other necessary out-houses, summer House, garden &
River. Enquiries Mr Abraham Schuldham, Attorney at Law Beccles.
To be sold.... one enclosed meadow upon Rigbone Hill 9a 2r 2Op in tenure of Mr
Also an enclosed piece of Land in Ingatefield lac 9r l8p in tenure of Edward Blowers
at rent of~1.5s (Copyhold). Enquire Mr Stamford or Mr Osmund Clarke
& must be well recommended. Apply Mr Simon Clerk at the White Lion, Beccles.
Dwelling House, sashed front, a very good shop & outhouses near Church in Beccles late occupation
Estate at Jilkestall St Margaret (enquire Ed Utting . . .or Osmond Clarke, attorney both of Beccles)
storehouse, convenient outhouses, summer House, garden & meadows, utensils, copper, casks, carts
& horses.... Office at all times of the year, well supplied with water from the River. Abr.Schuldham,
SALE: To be sold by Auction on Saturday, 24th instant between the hours of two and four at the
King’s Head in Beccles: The estate for life of James Elmy, tanner, a bankrupt, of and in a very
convenient offices & outhouses proper for carriages in the said trades, together with a Summer house,
neatly finished & so situated as to command a
Beccles first Fair. Hitherto on Ascension Day & day following will be for time to come on Mon. &
Tues. in Whitsun Week. “Agreeable to the present alteration of the Stile.”
Mon June 18 The Way of the World & The Match Doctor
Wed “ 20 Jane Shore & Damon & Phillida
Thurs “ 28 The Suspicious Husband & The Oracle 6 p.m. Pit 2/-, Gallery ls Upper Gallery 6d.
Mon July 2 King Henry VIII (Shakespeare) & The Lottery
Fri 6 “The Busy Body,” Dancing, “The What d’ye Call It” by desire of “Ancient & Honourable
NB. The Brethren of the Lodge are desired to meet by two o’clock at which home Dinner will be on
the Table & in the evening proceed to the Theatre in their proper clothing. (The Company finish on
Monday 9 by desire of Mr & Mrs Orgel “The Roman Father” “The Oracle”
Wed 11 by desire of. Mr & Mrs Sparrow “Love Makes a Man,” Dancing. “The Republic”
Priests, Virgins etc. attending on the Emperor with the original music (composed by the famous Mr
Henry Purcell) with all the decorations suitable to the play, as performed at The Theatre Royal in
new dance by Miss Morris, Pastoral Dialogue called the “Sparrow & the Dove” by Mr & Mrs Dodd
Norfolk Militia marching to Hyde Park...very hospitably & well received in all the towns they
marched through Div. which went by Beccles to halt & stay tomorrow at Rumford.
sold. Farm at Layham, House & shop in Beccles in occupation of Timothy Carter Benj. Schuidham,
To be sold or let.... Dwelling house of Mr Thos Rede in Northgate Street in Beccles...well
Yard & garden, warehouse stable etc. Navigable River runs at end of the said yard. Leman & Rede
Journeyman to a Linen & Woollen Draper wanted immediately youth properly qualified... .will be
taken as apprentice upon reasonable terms. Will Hunter, Beccles.
House of Matt. Gisleham of Beccles, Staymaker, for sale near Church & Market Place. Brick &
Sashed front, several good low rooms, Chambers & garrets over the same. Stables, Offices, Cellar,
The murders & frequent robberies that have lately been committed in the Beccles, Bungay &
Harleston Roads have greatly alarmed every body here: which induced me to acquaint you with it,
preventing future Robberies. I have sent you the particulars of only one. A tenant of Mr Sherriffs
going from Beccles to Bungay was stopped by two footpads & robbed of one guinea 14 shillings. He
about him. The man riding about a mile further was stopped by a man on horseback who demanded
his money. He told them he had just been robbed by two footpads; upon which he let him go. The
man suspected so it happened they returned in pursuit of him, & as they passed him, he heard one of
them say to the others, he was sure the dog had the thirty pounds about him & they would have it or
enclosure to his own house. There have been two or three Robberies since & Mr Rayner’s house of
James Elmy, tanner, bankrupt. Commissioners to meet at King’s Head. To be sold to highest bidder,
At Beccles. Staithe (ancient & well accustomed) near Old Market to be let with House, Stables,
(one almost new, other in good repair) Sails rigging etc. in good condition.... also c18000 pilled Billet
cut this year & stack of fine low meadow hay made this present year. John Farr, attorney.
The dwelling House of Mr Thomas Rede, in Northgate Street Beccles, being a very good bricked
Messuage, consisting of a well accustomed Draper’s Shop, sashed and handsomely fitted up, a
garden, wash house, stable and other convenient offices, all Freehold, in good repair, and rendered
very convenient for a tradesman by the navigable river, which runs at the end of the said yard.
NB. There are now to be sold at the said shop, a large assortment of broad & narrow cloths, & other
To be sold by auction at the King’s Head at Beccles on Sat 11 August at 3 p.m. by order of the
Also the fee of a house and shop in Beccles in the occupation of Timothy Carter.
To be sold & entered on immediately
The Dwelling House of Matthew Gisleham of Beccles, staymaker; situate near the church & Market
rooms, Chambers and Garrets over the same: Also stables, Offices, cellar, Yards, Gardens and other
conveniences there to belonging; fit either for a Gentleman or Tradesman. And also two Tenements,
therewith, so as to render the same quite complete, without any future expense.
For particular enquire at the said Dwelling House, or of the Mr John Farr, Attorney at Law at
To be sold by auction (household furniture of Matt. Gisleham -see notes)
ALSO The Dwelling house & SHOP neatly fitted up, situate near the Church & Market Place, having
the same as above. [No 4 The Walk!
House in Beccles
glasses & sconces, a variety of cabernet work in Walnut-tree and mahogany, a fine Turkey & other
Chamber Clock: Household linen & kitchen furniture: a complete set of Brewing utensils & other
be had gratis at: The King’s Head at Diss: The Angel at Halesworth, the King’s Head & White Lion
at Beccles, at the place of sale & W. Chase Bookseller at Norwich who sells Estate Houses, Furniture
Books.To be sold by Auction by Will Chase from Norwich on Tues. Jan 9th & 3 days following.
To be let & entered on immediately a very commodious Brewing Office situate at Bridge Foot in
The Beccles Carrier sets out on Monday 22 of this instant to carry small parcels to Southward &
Norwich also to the under mentioned places where all Parcels will be carefully delivered & directed.
Swan at Gillingham
Chesners at Geldeston
Wrentham - Spread Eagle
Wainford - Angel
George at Thurlton
George at Loddon
Mr Ayless at the Swan, Southwold
White Horse Trowse
NB. He returns to Beccles by the same places on Wednesdays. To Southwold on Tuesdays: Norwich
on Fridays. Beccles on Sats.
A young Gent intended for a Surgeon & Apothecary will be accepted immediately by Mr T Carter of
The Estate for life of James Elmy, Tanner, a bankrupt of & in very handsome Bricked Messuage, late
? for carriages in the said Trades together with a Summer House, neatly finished & so situated as to
command a very agreeable & extensive prospect.
of Will Fisher at a rent of £3-lOs & other late in occupation of John Lydieman at 40s.
Beccles 2nd Sub Ass. March 5th (last for season)
0cc. John Morse, grocer. Freehold, in brick & tile. Enquiries de Hague, Attomey, Norwich.
[No 6 The Walk]
Creditors of Rev Jas. Carter of Worlingham, John Carter of Woodbridge? & Timothy C Carter,
surgeon of Beccles, Jas Carter of Weston meet Kings Head Beccles.
Beccles 3rd Sub. Ass. May 15 Tuesday
Rede’s advert repeated for the 6th times
farm at Layham (65 acres) rent £42 p.a.
Enquiries T.North, North Cove, Benj. Schuldham, Beccles, Le Grice Browne, Attorney Beccles
the many Robberies committed in that neighbourhood & lately confined in Beccles Gaol handcuffed,
his legs cross shackled with double Bazzels & chained down did not withstanding break prison: &
Nockold Thompson, Esq Mayor) apprehended in about two hours (by means of a general search
through the City) & committed to our City Gaol where he is properly secured.
glasses etc.... & handsome bookcase & collection of books. Brewery utensils, good kitchen Furniture
good Dump very near. 3 chambers, 3 garrets, yard, garden, stable & outhouses also a piece of pasture
Repeat of advert of Staithe in Beccles
the Suffolk Militia.
Matt Gisleham Advert for House for sale.
terms. (see 22 Dec 1759 above)
To be let... Ancient & well accustomed Public House known by the sign of the Ship 6 situate in
Yarmouth & Norwich. Late in occupation of John Holmay, now of his widow. Enquiries at House or
To be sold at King’s Head, Beccles c176 hogsheads of good French white wines & c18 ditto of
Claret. Duty Free, being wreck wines to be seen & tasted at Walberswick 29th, Benacre Hall 3 0th,
Matthias Otley, late waiter at Angel, Bury takes White Lion, Beccles lately kept by Mr Clarke.
Friday 10th The Constant Couple with a farce To be seen at the Angel Beccles. Gent & Ladies 1/-
In Beccles to be sold 12 acres good arable land with Barn & two houses all Freehold now let at £18
p.a. Enquiries Mrs Bendy, Widow, Beccles or Jas. Willemont, Catton.
All persons endebted pay to William Clark.
Journeyman Soap Boiler that is complete master of the business wanted by Sam M Creed, upholsterer
Isaac Coe, Mercer & Linen Draper takes shop late Morse opp. Church in Beccles (details include all
sorts of Grocery Goods) [6 The Walk]
adjoining now let together at £22.10s. Enquiries: Mrs Chapple, Hog Hall, Norwich.
Beccles Races June 23 & 24
To be sold cheap. Handsome light charriot. Enquiries Francis Beliward, Beccles.
of Strumpston Norfolk to receive debts etc.
Norwich Company, Town Hall, Beccles “The New Earl of Essex” (Company will exhibit several new
Beccles. Norwich CompanyComus & Polly Honeycombe Des. Lady Bacon
“The Careless Husband” & “Thomas & Sally” by desire of the Corporation
Phoebe or the Beggars Wedding des. Mr & Mrs Sparrow
Wife & High Life below Stairs; Stage & Pit 2/6 Gallery 1/-
Celebrations of his Majesty’s Coronation... also at Beccles iCoronationi
Dr John Kendrick’ 5 warm destroying sugar cakes... most efficacious in destroying worms in the
Notice of Appointment of Master of Sir John Leman School
Robert Davey appointed Master of Sir John Leman School. “The same will be fitted up for the
Commodious Reception of Boarders.”
deceased are desired to pay their respective debts to his executors, Mrs Blowers widow & Mr Edward
deceased (which they are desirous of doing as soon as possible) accounts to executors.
oaks in Ringsfield & St Andrew Bungay
Blowers & Sam Coufter with good barn & 2 tenements (near the Free School) belonging to part of
Also large new built brick ‘d Messuage called Turkey Cock now let to 3 good tenants at £7 - the
whole & an acre of ground & garden ground well planted with fruit trees together with small
Also a large Messuage in Beccles with good stable Yard & convenient offices occup. Mr Halliday
Also new built brick Meesuage in Annes Bridge Street with yards & proper conveniences for 2 small
sheds lately erected therein.
To be sold at Upholstery & Paper Hanging Warehouse at Beccles by Thos. Church upholsterer from
Norwich successor to S.M. Creed (list of goods)
School Land. Monday March 29th at Town Hall.
Beccles. Late Ed Blowers, locksmith large & well accustomed Shop, two parlours & a kitchen good
Workshop with good cellar under. Convenient for Tradesman & might with small expense be made
suitable for a good family.
Robert Davey... .extensive repairs to school... not ready until September Terms £13 p.a. & 1 gn
At the general Quarter sessions held at Woodbridge-John Ganagan, gent, a midshipman belonging to
the press gang which for a long time past have been on the Suffolk coast was committed to our gaol
John Paterson, labourer, whom they impressed and carried upon a tender.
At Beccles Sessions ,John Wayman, Gent, a Lieutenant of His Majesty's Navy and now commanding
irons Thomas Hawke of Beccles a person of property and divers breeches of the peace and other
shall beinjured by illegal proceedings or assauklt to apply to his Majesty's justices who will punish.
By the Court---Collet Cl-Pac.
Beccles 4th Sub Ass. White Lion Thurs. 9th
Chambers surgeon of Beccles opened house at Whitaker. Five guineas each. No more than 10 at a
Beccles : New peal of Bells (cast by Lister & Pack, Bell Founders of Whitechapel) to be opened by
& Ed Jackson
Beccles: Stock in trade of late ROBERT WOOLMER, all sorts of saddler’s goods,
Town surrounded by gentlemen of Fortune & no more than one Saddler therein.
Enquiries Owen Holmes or Abraham Schuidham there.
goods... gives best price for old copper... pewter & lead, likewise kitchen furniture neatly Tinn’d &
manner. It is extremely well situated for Public Business or a private family. Good cellars, two
parlours, two kitchens very large Barn, Chambers & garrets on first floor: pretty walled in garden,
Beccles 1st Sub. Ass. White Lion Thurs. 30th Dec.
Chambers, Aid Arnolds, Ralph Keable, John Amyas, John Clarke (Surgeons & Apothecaries)
13 June Smallpox as before
27 Aug One Person
now 2 houses
24 Sept One person
proposed for better & more effectual Relief, Government & Regulation of the Poor Hundred of
Wangford, half Hundred of Mutford & Lothingland.
Joseph Harbor decsd - Beccles
Beccles Smallpox -2 persons
Meeting on 19th at Beccles unanimously agreed to apply to Parliament for necessary Act. Committee
Michael’s at Plen? at 10 am for King’s Head Beccles by way of Brooke & Bungay to
presents to be at Green Dragon, Bishopsgate on Christmas Eve
to Yarmouth Jail.
Beccles: Baker’s Shop to be let. Late occupied Mrs Elizabeth Needham. decsd. InAnns Bridge St.
House with 2 large parlours, kitchen, some new rooms not quite finished, good chambers, garrets,
new Brew House, outhouses, Barn & stables, Coach house, Yards, gardens, orchards well planted,
NB. An Old Chariot to be sold.
stealing grey mare belonging to John Hurron from Yard of John Harmer, Black Boy.
Falcon in Beccles
To be sold by Auction, lands ‘of Rev Thos Page in Beccles.. .including house late in occupation of
Rev J Lodington with coach house, barn, stable yard, garden, orchard, meadow & pasture land at
Beccles 4th Sub. Ass. at White Lion Wed 11th next
Beccles: free from Smallpox. (Names given)
..he has a fine American & a pair of fine striped African Aloes to be disposed of
S.M.Creed to sell furniture (details given) of Mrs Leeder, Milliner at Beccles. Good Stuff
The House which is new built & extremely convenient & handsome with gardens walled in & well
planted, a stable etc. To be sold on last day of sale. [MONTAGU HOUSE]
To be sold by Sam Creed upholsterer appraiser & auctioneer at the Great Assembly Room at the
still life by very many eminent masters.
Beccles: from & after Monday next 17th inst. cattle will be taken into Beccles Fen for the remaining
part of the Season at 7.6d per head. Note There is now the least stock & the greatest quantity of grass
Whereas Mr Charles Wright has resigned the Lowestoft carrying Business to Richard Mayhew of
Beccles who will continue selling Wright’s oatmeal & Carry Passengers’
the White Hart at St Peter’s Norwich. Those who please to favour him with their commands may
depend on those being punctually executed by their humble servant. Richard Mayhew.
& other conveniences & well accustomed. Enquiries: George Aribrow, Beccles.
House with large Orchard & garden well planted with a variety of fruit trees with two fish ponds in it,
Bungay: John Schuldham, Attorney died
Beccles. White Lion: Concert & Ballbenefit Mr Mulley 2/6
Hulver to be sold by Auction by S.M.Creed at Falcon. Enquiries? Ward or James Gibson. Attorney at
in the street near Market Place “His Majesty for the bringing of offenders to Justice has promised his
Nathaniel Godbold Conjections in Bungay
First cattle taken on Beccles Fen on May 12 10/- a head. NB. A proper person will be appointed to
Catherine Woolmer at Beccles takes Miss Harris’ School in the Close, Norwich... as Catherine Lynes
has great success in a school at Beccles.
White smith’s work in general. Enquiries J. Preston, Ironmonger.
To be sold at Beccles genteel brick house near church & market late Mr Will Sewell’s. 5 rooms on a
Beccles Races. Great Deal of company, large assemblies. (Maskills Chestnut Mare Viken ran 2nd
The White Swan Public House in Beccles situated in the centre of the town near the New
Hall (i.e. New Town Hall built 1765/66) with large stable, Coach House etc. Enquiries:
Lost in night of Aug. 6 (supposed stolen) out of the Horse Yard of John Dady of Beccles, Waggoner
& timber carrier, a bright bay last gelding. Half a guinea reward.
To be sold by S.M.C reed at Beccles entire furniture of Mrs Gill, Milliner (details of stock)
Riots in Norwich - in future an alarm bell will be rung.
Ram at New market & lay at the Dog in Bury. Saturday stops at Greyhound Botesdale,
King’s Head Diss, Three Feathers, Harleston. Mondays Kings Head, Bungay, White Lion
Return to Camb drops Tues Beccles, Bungay & Halesworth. Wednesday: Botesdale &
Bury; Thurs New market. All goods at reasonable rate.
Two lions, male & female, the celebrated Oriental Tyger which is as large as many keepers and as
beautiful as the Queen’s Zebra... also a Tartarian Satyr or Wild man of the Woods, a Rio-bisen, a
at Beccles (later Lowestoft & Yarmouth)
Chamber Organ to be sold in Beccles enquire Edward Whincop, Whitesmith.
Industry, Wangford Hundred to attend with proposals & patterns White
At White Lion Beccles to be sold: genteel one horse Italian Chaise
orchard, small distance from Church & Market. Enquiries:I Blowers, draper.
THOS. REDE sen. BREWER of Beccles died aged 59
Poem from Amelia Truelove of Beccles The choice 10 lines.
Swan’s Famous Paste for destroying Rats & Mice sold by Tingay, Beccles etc.
Beccles: Main of Cocks at the White Swan federation of Norfolk & Suffolk. 5 Gns a battle & 50 gns
Sadler & Folkard, Feeders. GOOD ORDINARY each day of the Races... Jonathan Blyth ICockinul
profits arising from his success at the races & likewise paid into the hands of the curate of the parish
Beccles: To be sold Post Chaise with steel springs. Otley. White Lion. iChaisel
Yarmouth the same evening there to continue for some time from to Beccles.
Beccles: S.M.Creed to sell large quantity superfine yam?, gloves, ear-rings, hair pins, cloaks, hats &
Beccles: DEATH OF ROBT. LE GRYS, Capt. in Militia; JP etc. aged 64 [Death]
Math. Otley Quilts White Lion - thanks customers JACKSON from Ipswich takes over White Lion
Beccles. To be sold: the following estates in Beccle: [of Robert le Grys, by his widow.]
1 .A very good & well-conditioned Brewing Office & Malthouse that will wet 95 Comb per week
business being situated by the side of a navigable River & thr Pumping done by Horses, with a very
convenient House adjoining fit for a Gentleman’s family. [Waveney House Hotel, Puddingmoor]
Grice, & may be entered upon by the purchaser immediately, or at Lay Day next.
3. Also a new-built Messuage adjoining to the first mentioned premises in the occupation of Mrs
4. Also the White Lion: a large NEW BUILT Public House with an Assembly Room, Stables, Coach
years to Mr Thomas Jackson at the annual. Rent £65 [15, 17 & 19 New Market]
Allcock at the yearly rent of £12. [later called “The George & Dragon”, Hungate Lane]
good tenant who does the repairs at the yearly rent of £11
7. Also a handsome Dwelling House near the Market Place, with convenient offices in the occupation
8. Also a Messuage adjoining in the occupation of Mr John Parsons at the annual Rent of £11.
And a Barn at the end of the Yard in the occupation of Mrs Le Grys.
Further particulars: Mr Rede, attorney, Beccles.
Meeting at White Lion, Beccles for delivery of plans to build at bridge at St Olaves with timber
their son who it is said was starved to death
1.A Farm at North Cove.
2. Two pieces of land at Beecles, one sown with wheat & other with clover 13 acres
Enquiries: Mrs Le Grys or Rede. Attorney
Beccles. Windmill belonging to Mr Sayer burned down. Servant boy apprehended said he did it by
At Bury Assizes, James Strewger for setting fire to a mill-Robert Whellham for housebreaking-
be transported for 7 years-20 persons were acquitted. Samuel Nappit was sentenced to be transported
for 7 years for setting fire to a mill at Beccles and James Strewger was honourably acquitted , his
Beccles. To be let Baking House occup. Geo. Whincup . Occup c 40 years by Stephen Gladhill descd.
Last 3 years occup. journeyman blacksmith turned baker.
Catalogue of Libraries. John Mitchel, Bayfield & Robert Le Grys, Beccles & others c5000 good
Sober lad as Apprentice to Grocer & tallow chandler wanted: Enq: Benj. Baker
S.M.Creed to sell furniture etc. of Johp Talbot. gent decsd [details given & “at his warehouse” stock
Proprietors of Lime Kiln Beccles enlarged & improved kiln & Chalk House
Estate late Will Gowings... One house fit for gent or tradesman with good shop for grocer or draper
SALE: SM Creed to sell at White Lion new built sashed House, 5 rooms on a floor with Yard,
Gardens etc situate at the entrance to the south part of the Town on the London Road (late the estate
pa, two & a half years unexpired.
ALSO House with good Shop, Carpenter’s Workshop, Oatmel Mill House, Stable
MENTIONED: Beccles Lime Kiln, details.
FAIRS: Whereas Beccles First Fair happens on the same day as Bungay May Fair, it is thought
TO BE LET: Sashed House ... Parlour, Hall, Keeping Room, Kitchen, Laundry, Cellar, 5 Chambers,
WHIPPING: This week a woman of Beccles committed to Bridewell 14 days & to be publicly
a Pulled out?, of whom she had received no wool to spin.
CONCERT & BALL for benefit of Mully. White Lion 2s/6d
SADDLER: John Allcock, jun, Saddler; cap, harness & collar maker from Bungay takes shop of
Newton, deceased, saddler in Beccles [6 The Walk]
Footpads on Mettingham Hill, between Beccles & Bungay. They robbed him of his watch & 7s/6d.
then made off towards Beccles.
horse of defendant which he warranted sound ... Verdict & cost for Chambers. “This we hope will
prevent the frequent, scandalous impositions of this sort of People, to teach them to deal with
3 Chaldrons delivered at Lowestoft, Halesworth or Harleston at £2 -5s - 9d
3 Chaldrons delivered at Bungay, Loddon or Haddiscoe at
Also Flint Stones for Foundations or Paving, Grindstones, White Bricks, Twelve & nine inch White
& Red Pavements & Gutter Bricks at the lowest price.
to Trouse for Chalk & will consequently carry Hay, Corn or any sort of goods from Beccles, or any
quay between Beccles & st Olaves, to Norwich & Yarmouth on the most reasonable terms.
Beccles. 3d or £1 for 100.
and Hannah Peake to be whipped on three market days for felony.
TO BE LET: Large, convenient & well accustomed Inn called The White Lion situate in the Market
Rede. [William Crowfoot had married Elizabeth Grice, widow of Robert Le Grice in Feb 1768. He
had died in August 1767. They were next door neighbours.]
COACH: Beccles Machine by Bungay sets out from Norwich on Mondays, & from Beccles at 9 am
Inside: Norwich to Beccles 4s/-; Outside & children on lap: half price. 6 inside passengers. Starts 25
SALE: House at Beccles: 3 Parlours, Hall, Kitchen, handsome Vestibule & Staircase ... Outhouses,
Stall & Stables, large Yard, Garden with fruit trees.
Mrs Tingay, Beccles, 1s/-
CARD ASSEMBLY at the King’s Head. Monday 25th. To be continued on the Monday before the
TO BE LET: White Lion at £50 pa.
[St Peter’s House - he was moving - or had moved to the “Waveney House Hotel”, Puddingmoor]
SALE at Benacre; SM Creed to sell property in Benacre.
liquor there without paying half a Guinea towards the Town Purse.
CHILD STEALING: We are informed from Bungay that on Tuesday last two strollers, a man & a
suspicion of stealing a Child, whose friends live in London. The child is about 8 years f age, very
handsome & appears by her dress & begaviour to be genteely brought up & to belong to persons of
sufficient proof, they were discharged. But fresh intelligence having been received from London, they
were pursued, overtaken & committed as above,
House, Whiting Office, Yards, Weving Sheds etc to be Let.
QUARTER SESSIONS: William Bryant, stealing Silver Spoon. To be publicly Whipped in Market
Young woman stealing Handkerchiefs & James Illingworth stealing pair of silver ? to be privately
Yard, Walled-in Garden. [Staithe House, 44 Northgate?]
ASSEMBLY, White Lion: Benefit Mully
SALE of FURNITURE: SM Creed to sell new & second-hand Furniture, Clothes, etc. Sale at
old hat, blue coat & blue apron & dark cloth breeches. Had offerred silver spoon to Robert Harmer,
said he found it on road. For wandering & begging in Beccles.
which have been shown in this City with great success, will continue in Town for this day only:
afterwards they will set out for Diss, Ipswich, Woodbridge, Harleston, Bungay, Beccles & Yarmouth.
Tobacco Pipe Makers in the following places: viz Norwich, Yarmouth, Lynn & Beccles have agreed
to raise the price of every sort of Pipes two Pence per Gross.
1772: Decision postponed until October)
BECCLES FEN: Gents and other inhabitants who have a Right of Commonage on Beccles Common
enclose any further part or parcel thereof on any pretence whatever, earnestly requested be in great
and take proper measures to prevennt the same ... also to consider Corporation disposal of income.
months there [in Beccles] go to North Walsham
RACES: Beccles Races: Edmund Bacon, Steward.
SCHOOL: Mr & Mrs O’Brien from Ipswich to open School in House in Market Place
CLEANING the WAVENEY: Notice to persons willing to undertake the Didelling, Cutting the
Deputy Treasurer for the said River or to Mr Cocking of Bungay.
NB: The Didelling is to be done by the Ton and the weeds to be twice cut from the Lower Lock to
COCKING at RACES: White Lion: Gents of Norfolk v Gents of Suffolk. 27 Mains & 10 Byes; 2 Gns
a Battle & Ten the odd one.
deceased [He died in March 1772: No 33 Northgate]
DEATH: Persons indebted to late John Bilby of Beccles, accounts to Michael Doughton, plumber &
BUSINESS: John Gooderham takes business of his Uncle, late John Bilby
BUSINESS: Thomas Hart, glazier & house painter (son of Philip Hat, late of Beccles, deceased) has
FAIRS: The usual days for holding the Fair is 3rd & 4th of October. Because these fall on a Saturday
On 6th October: Petty Sessions for Hiring & Retaining of Servants at the White Lion.
make use of New Invention in the art of Tanning Leather.