Newspapers 1800-1829 
David Lindley, May 2004 
 
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NORWICH & IPSWICH PAPERS FROM 1800 - 1829
Almost all the details from these Newspapers were taken by Edwin A Goowyn

1800
 
 

Nor Merc 11 Jan 

ASSIZE of BREAD at NORWICH:
The Penny loaf is to weigh: Wheaten 4ozs, 3dr; Household 5ozs 13 dr
Coals 42s 4d per Chaldron.

 
 

 
 
1800

 
 

Weekly Bill of Mortality: Christened 15; Burials 24.
Butchers’ Meat:-  Beef : 2s 8d to 4s 4d; Pork: 3s 8d to 4s 4d.
ADVERTISEMENT: Port’s Essence of Fruits: Sore Throats, Hooping Cough, Smallpox, etc. Sold by

Nor Chron 18 Jan 

Sparshall, Beccles.
LOTTERY:  The  very  extraordinary  &  unparalleled  benefits  that  are  to  be  gained  in  the  present
English Lottery have caused so great and unusual demand for tickets & shares that those who have

1800
Nor Merc 18 Jan 

not  already purchased will make  a  considerable  saving  by  laying  out their  money immediately. A
whole Ticket at £16 3s 0d may gain £60,000
SALE of SHIPS: On Wednesday 12 February at the King’s Head in the Market Place, at 11 o’clock

1800
Nor Merc 18 Jan 

the following  vessels now lying  in Yarmouth Harbour, Prizes to His Majesty’s ships of war on the
north station.
Ship American 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

210 tons
78 tons

Brig Beigen 
Brig Frodent 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Dogger Maria 
Fishing Vessel, de Winter

 
 

73 tons
57 tons
47 tons

 

 
Lugger Le Dragon
On the following day will be sold by auction the ENTIRE CARGO of the Ship VRINDEN, Jurgen

 
 

 
 

 
80 tons

Hendrick’s, Master from Riga, bound to Embden, captured by His Majesty’s Ship Androdema, Henry
Inman, Esq,, Commander, consisting of 150 Tons of Codille Hemp; 1300 Quarters of Rye.
MILITIA: Yarmouth: On Monday the East Norfolk Regiment of Militia marched here from Beccles
and Bungay 

1800
Nor Merc 1 Feb 
 
 
1800
Nor Merc 8 Mar 

SALE: A Messuage commodiously situated for a small genteel family or for trade, in the centre of the town of
Beccles, late the Residence of Mrs Ann Amyas, comprising two handsome Parlours, a Kitchen, & proper offices

on  the  Ground  Floor;  Four  very  good  Bedrooms,  two  attics  &  two  garrets,  also  a  good  Garden  &  Stable
adjoining. Further particulars from Rede & Smith

NORWICH UNION: Beccles Representative: J Johnson
1800
Nor Merc 15 Mar 
1800
Nor Chron 15 Mar 
SALE: Hose & Shop, Linen, Woolen Draper, Milliner ... Mr Hooke (engaged in another business)

NORWICH: Committee for Supplying Soup to the Poor: list of subscribers
WEATHER: The enlivening verdue thrown upon the face of the country in the course of a few days,

1800
1800

Nor Merc 21 Mar 
Nor Merc 19 Apr 

by the pleasing attention of the sun and showers, with the promising reports, from many parts, of the
situation  of  the  young  wheat,  and  the  excellent  seed  time  of  other  grains  ...  furnish  the  strongest

reason that the “God of Seasons” will again revisit our isle with plenty”.

1800
1800

Nor Merc 19 Apr 

WEATHER: So promising a Spring has not been known for many years.
[LANGLEY Enclosure Act]

Nor Merc 3 May 

TAXES: Stamp Office, Woodbridge:
Persons keeping a Coach or Carriage on which Armorial Bearing painted 

1800
Ipswich Jour 21 Jun 

 
 

 
 

£2 - 2s
 

Duty on inhabited Houses: Windows or Lights 
Armorial Bearing
Sub-Distributor: Mr Richard Wilby, Beccles

 
 

 
 

 
 

£1 - 1s

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
10s 6d
INSURANCE: Norwich Insurance: Beccles Agent: Mr Samuel Crowe

1800
1800

Ipswich Jour 21 Jun 
INSURANCE: British Fire Office: Horth & Wells, Beccles Agent
Ipswich Jour 28 Jun 

1800
1800

Ipswich Jour 12 Jul 
QUARTER SESSIONS: Beccles 14 July; Woodbridge 16 July

EDUCATION: Boarding School, Beccles [Leman School]: Mr Burrows gratefully acknowledges the
favours of his Friends and hopes his assiduous attention to the Several Duties of his Profession will

Ipswich Jour 12 Jul 

entitle him to Liberal encouragement. His School reopens July 15, 1800.
Terms for Boarders 25 guineas per annum & 1 guinea entrance.

 
 

QUARTER SESSIONS  at Beccles:  Stephen Foulger, indicted  for  grand  larceny & pleading  guilty,
was ordered to pay a fine of 1 shilling  and to  be  imprisoned in the House of Correction in solitary

1800
Ipswich Jour 19 Jul 

confinement and kept to hard labour, for the space of 12 calendar months.
William Chilvers  convicted of  grand  larceny, was ordered to  be transported beyond the seas  for  7

 
 

years.
Francis Griffen, convicted of grand larceny ordered to pay fine of 1 shilling and to be imprisoned in
solitary confinement in the House of Correction and kept to hard labour for 6 calendar months.

 
 

RACES: Beccles Races: 15th & 16th of September.
RACES: Beccles Races postponed to Thursday 18th & Friday 19th of September

1800
1800

Ipswich Jour 26 Jun 
Ipswich Jour 9 Aug 
Newspapers 1800-1829 
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1800
Ipswich Jour 21 Jun 
WANTED: A youth of respectable character and connections on apprentice in the Grocery Business. Apply Mr
R Chapman, Market Place, Beccles

RACES: Beccles Assembly: Tradesman’s Ball on first night of Races.
BENEFIT of the POOR: A Ball at the Assembly Room, Friday 2 January 1801. Rev Bence Sparrow,

1800
1800

Nor Merc 13 Sep 
Nor Merc 27 Dec 
Steward. Tickets 5s, Tea & Coffee included. Dancing to begin at 8 pm.
NEWSPAPERS 1801

THE POOR: Captain Robert Sparrow of Worlingham Hall has erected an oven in his Parish at which
the neighbouring poor are supplied with rice pudding at 1d a pound; Potatoes at 4s 6d [?] a sack.

1801
Nor Merc 10 Ian 
Nor Merc 10 Jan 

James Algar of Beccles supplies his workmen with wheat at reduced price, good mutton at 3d per lb;
THEATRE: Detailed account of alterations. Hindes, manager.
THE POOR: Subscription at Beccles to supply poor with red herrings & potatoes at cheap rate.

1801
1801
1801

Nor Merc 10 Jan 
Nor Merc 10 Jan 
QUARTER SESSIONS  at Beccles: William Cooper  & William Balls  convicted of a  riot and  assault:
1801
Nor Merc 24 Jan 
solitary confinement in Beccles Gaol, 6 months & 3 months.

1801
1801

SALE: Sam Crowe sells Heptenstall’s property, Beccles. [full list]
Nor Merc 16 Feb 

FIRE  at  Malt  Kiln  of  BU  Dowson  of  Geldeston.  Beccles  2  Fire  Engines  arrived  and  saved  corn
Granaries & House

Nor Merc 9 May 

KING’S BIRTHDAY at Beccles: Yeomanry CO Capt R Sparrow;  Infantry: Capt T Farr: exercises,
volleys. Dinner at White Lion & King’s Head.
ADVERTISEMENT: Miss Brightly received from  London  handsome  & fashionable  assortment of

1801
Nor Merc 30 May 
1801
Nor Merc 5 Sep 
millinery.
RACES:  Cocking at Beccles 17, 18 & 19 September (Races & one day). Ordinary at Turrell’s, White
1801
Nor Merc 5 Sep 

Horse at 12. Cocking after Races.
RACES: Beccles  already begins to experience  good effects of the renewal of the Races. Two very

1801
Nor Merc 12 Sep 
commodious stands erected. Many families are arrived.

1801
1801

INSURANCE: Norwich Union Fire Office: Beccles Agent: T Johnson
BECCLES RACES: “One gent had his pocket picked of £135.”

Nor Merc 12 Sep 
Nor Merc 18 Sep 
BALL at Beccles Assembly Room in prospect of Happy Peace on 15 Oct. J Smith, Portreeve, Steward.
1801
Nor Merc 10 Oct 
 
 

Tickets 4s of Crowe at Post Office.
KING’S HEAD: JF Barlow  entered  on  above Inn. Neat  Post-Chaises with  able  horses &  carefully

1801
Nor Merc 17 Oct 

driven  to any part of the Kingdom.
THE POOR: BU Dowson of Geldeston gives dinner to 160 Poor, for Peace.

1801
Nor Merc 14 Nov 
1801

DIED  at Beccles: “Lord”,  alias James Bradnum, well known  on turf  and  at  all Hackney  races  in
Suffolk & Norfolk, aged 40.
EDUCATION: Wanted immediately Usher at  Beccles Free School. Salary £30.

Nor Merc 14 Nov 
1801
Nor Merc 14 Nov 

SALE: Sam Crowe to sell Heptenstall’s House. “Handsome new-built Brick & Sash etc ... at entrance
to the Town from Yoxford.

1801
Nor Merc 20 Nov 
NEWSPAPERS 1802
1802

ADVERTISEMENT: Celebrated Absledgent? Lotion ... cure of redness, pimples, coarseness etc., on
face, hands or neck.  5s  5d  a pint; 2s  9d half.  Sold  by Horth & Newsom, Beccles. Also Vegetable
Tooth Powder 6d a box. Anti Sechilic Drops Horth & Wales.

Nor Merc 16 Jan 
1802

POST OFFICE established at Hadleigh. Letters collected every day except Sunday & sent to London.
32 Post offices in Suffolk (including Beccles, Bungay, Lowestoft)
ADVERTISEMENT: William Denny, Carpenter of Beccles.

Nor Merc 23 Jan 

1802
1802

Nor Merc 23 Jan 

DIED  at Beccles: Charles  Leeder, many years Purser  in the Navy, son of  late  Leeder, surgeon  of
Beccles.
DIED at BECCLES: John Crisp, Gent, Merchant & Maltster.

Nor Merc 30 Jan 

1802
1802

Nor Merc 13 Feb 

WANTED by James Cole, Woollen & Linen Draper, an Assistant. Liberal salary.
ACCIDENT:  A  shocking  accident  happened  at  Beccles  on  Saturday  last  as  a  poor  woman  was
standing under  a wall which was taking down to start work in clearing the bricks,  it suddenly  gave

Nor Merc 20 Feb 
1802
Nor Merc 6 Mar 

way, fell and crushed her to death.
DIED at Beccles: William Verdon, baker, aged 61
ADVERTISEMENT:  Ching’s  Patent  Worm  Lozenges  recommended  by  Rev  Charles  Preston  (as

1802
1802

Nor Merc 6 Mar 
Nor Merc 13 Mar 

having cured his son). Sold by Horth, Beccles. 5 shillings a box.
INSURANCE:Norwich Union Fire Office: Beccles Agent: T Johnson

1802
1802
 

Nor Merc 20 Mar 

SALE: Freehold Estate, Bridge Street, Beccles: Edmund Skipper.
Substantial Dwelling House, Cottage in the Yard in three dwellings, back house, Granary, Slaughter

Nor Merc 27 Mar 
 

House,  Stable  for  six  horses,  hog  styes  &  all  other  necessary  outbuildings  for  a  Butcher  in  large
business.

 
1802

 

ALSO Butcher’s selling shop in Market Place, Cottage adjoining.
DIED at Beccles: Mrs Mary Custance, aged 72. “whose integrity as a servant left her well provided

Nor Merc 27 Mar 
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for on the decease of Rev & Mrs Chase, with whom she served many years.”
DIED: John Dady of Beccles, pump maker.

1802
1802

Nor Merc 27 Mar 

PEACE: News of Definitive Treaty of Peace arrives at Norwich .. “The mail at Beccles was received
with  every  demonstration  of  joy.”  The  Volunteer  Corps  commanded  by  Capt  Thomas  Farr  were

Nor Merc 3 Apr 

ordered  immediately  under  arms  and  fired  three  excellent  volleys.  The  Gents  of  the  Town  &
Neighbourhood dined with the Officers of the Corps at the King’s Head Inn. Several barrels of beer

were given to the populace. A grand display of fireworks etc.. The whole concluded with the greatest
harmony, much praise  due to Jeremiah  Smith,  Esq., Portreeve  for  his  friendly  attention, which so
much conduced to good order.

1802
1802

BALL at Beccles Assembly Room on Monday 19 April. R Purvis, Potreeve in honour of Peace.
GIFT:  Rev  B  Sparrow  one  guinea  to  Norfolk  &  Norwich  Hospital  in  list  of  subs  mostly  1  or  2
guineas.

Nor Merc 3 Apr 
Nor Merc 3 Apr 

1802
1802

PRESENTATION to Curacy of St Michael South Elmham to Rev JFH Bohun by Rev B Sparrow
PORTREEVE: R Purvis sworn  in  on Thursday se’ennight. Gave elegant Dinner to  upwards  of 100
gentlemen “at which the uttermost conviviality & harmony prevailed to a late hour.

Nor Merc 10 Apr 
Nor Merc 17 Apr 
1802

BEAR BATING at Great Yarmouth in Meadow at Ferry Farm House; 1 shilling (6d to be returned in
liquor). Bowling Green there opened
DIED at BECCLES: J Harmer of the Black Boy, aged 70.

Nor Merc 17 Apr 

1802
1802

Nor Merc 24 Apr 

ADVERTISEMENT: John Brown of Beccles returned from London with large amount of fashionable
prints & muslins.
BECCLES QUARTER  SESSIONS: John Hindes,  William Tuthill & Robert Bean fined  5 shillings

Nor Merc 8 May 
1802
Nor Merc 8 May 

each & Charles Chinery £1 for suffering hogs to go at large in the streets of Beccles
DIED at Beccles on Monday last: Captain Richard Purvis, aged 58, RN & JP.
DIED at BECCLES: John Turrell of Three Pigeons, Puddingmoor, aged 70

1802
1802

Nor Merc 8 May 
Nor Merc 15 May 

1802
1802

DIED at BECCLES: R Harmer, aged 75.
BALL at Beccles in honour of Peace. R Purvis, Portreeve. 5 Shillings

Nor Merc 15 May 
Nor Merc 5 Jun 

PEACE THANKSGIVING DAY, Beccles: 1,600 tickets enabling bearer to 1 lb of Beef, 3d Loaf & a
quart of Ale. T Rede gave every family peck of coals to cook dinners. Public Celebration Dinners at

1802
Nor Merc 5 Jun 

King’s Head & White Lion. Illuminations & grand display of Fireworks.
SWINDLE on Beane, baker, of Beccles. Man as farmer sold wheat by sample. Soon afterwards asked

1802
Nor Merc 5 Jun 

for 7 gns in fast payment. Not heard of since.
DIED at Beccles, Sam King, brazier, aged 59.
KING’S  BIRTHDAY  Celebrated  at  Beccles  .  Bells,  flags,  etc.  Yeomanry  commanded  by  Capt

1802
1802

Nor Merc 5 Jun 
Nor Merc 12 Jun 

Robert Sparrow. Capt Thomas Farr paraded in Market Place, fired three vollies. Dinner at White Lion
... Cavalry at King’s Head.
WIFE SELLING: Roberts, a shoemaker of Wrentham, led his wife by a halter to the public market on

1802
Nor Merc 12 Jun 

Wednesday & sold her to a gardener of the name of Harding for one shilling
DIED Mrs Sparshall, wife of Joseph Sparshall of Beccles died.
ADVERTISEMENT: G Winn, Hair Dresser, Perfumer ... returns from London with fresh fashionable

1802
1802

Nor Merc 12 Jun 
Nor Merc 19 Jun 

stock of articles
MARRIAGE: Robert Ward, grocer of Beccles, marries Miss Esther Chittle.
DIED  Rev  Peter  Routh,  [formerly  Rector  of  Beccles]  died  at  Bungay  aged  79.  He  was  49  years

1802
1802

Nor Merc 19 Jun 
Nor Merc 26 Jun 

Rector of St Peter, South Elmham & 50 years Vicar of Cricklewood, Norfolk.
DIED at Beccles, Augustine Holl, aged 88, formerly seedsman of Norwich
BECCLES  RACES  on  Monday  &  Tuesday  13th  &  14th  of  September.  Hon  Mr  Vanneck,  Major

1802
1802

Nor Merc 3 Jul 
Nor Merc 10 Jul 

Wilson, Stewards. Sam Crowe, Clerk of the Course.
RACES: Public Breakfast at the Assembly Room on Tuesday. Ordinaries & Assemblies as usual. A
bell will be fixed upon the Steward’s stand, to warn all persons to keep clear of the Course, previous

1802
Nor Merc 21 Aug 

to the horses starting.
Cocking  at Beccles Races  - Gents  of  Suffolk & Gents  of Norwich, Monday & Tuesday. Main  of

 
 

Cocks  at the old established Cock  Pit,  21 Mains & 7 Byes, to fight for  5 Guineas per Battle  & 25
guineas the odd. Feeders Arnold, Norwich; Clark,  Suffolk.

 
1802

 

NB a good Ordinary at the Falcon Inn.
SERMON by Rev Bence Sparrow on Sunday last. In a pathetic sermon from the pulpit, lamented the

Nor Merc 8 Sep 

recent death  of Rev Mr Heptinstaal, dissenting  minister  of that place. An instance  of liberality that
conferred on the preacher the highest honour, as a “fellow labourer in Christ’s vineyard.”
RACES at BECCLES:  In the Open Plate the favourite broke his shoe, which obliged the jockey to

1802
Nor Merc 8 Sep 

pull up. Much money lost by this accident. Among the company:  Lord &  Lady Huntingfield,  Lord
Brome & family, Sir John Blois, Joseph Windham, Esq. & a large party.
RACES: “One Gent had his pocket picked of £135”

1802
1802

Nor Merc 15 Sep 
Nor Merc 15 Sep 
ADVERTISEMENT:  Grocery  &  Tea  Warehouse,  Beccles  of  Robert  Chapman,  takes   Shop  &
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Premises of Mr Harmer.
INSURANCE: British Fire Insurance: Beccles Agents: Horth & Wales.

1802
1802

Nor Merc 21 Sep 

SALE  of  Heptinstaall’s  furniture.  6  Days  by  Sam  Crowe.  Pictures,  Geographical,  Astronomical,
Mathematical, Mechanical & Musical Instruments. The Library of nearly 1400 volumes (most in neat

Nor Merc 2 Oct 

state of preservation.)  Very  good feather  beds  and  bedding, mahogany  dining tables  and chairs.  2
Good  Kidderminster  Carpets  ...  Pair  of   good  18”   globes  by   Senea,  astronomical   clock,  solar

microscope,    Hardley’s    quadrant,    Mariner’s    compass,    variety    of    microscopes,    telescopes,
mathematical instruments, harpsichord, violin and flutes
RIOT at BURGH near Acle  over  Enclosure.  Surveyor & two Constables  beaten, wounded  & lives

.1802
Nor Merc 2 Oct 

threatened. Party of Light Horse from Norwich ... large & dangerous mob. Riot Act read three times
... ringleaders secured.
LEATHER SELLERS: 24 Curriers & Leather Sellers give notice to Shoe Workers that only 6 months

1802
Nor Merc 12 Oct 

credit will be allowed (8 from Norwich, 1 each from 12 other places, 2 from Yarmouth & Harleston;
Edward Arnold from Beccles)
MARRIAGE:  Mrs  Parsley,  mistress  of  the  Horse  &  Groom,  marries  William  Smith,  butcher  of

1802
Nor Merc 30 Oct 

London.
MILITIA: Suffolk, 1040; Norfolk, 1209. Ballot. Ages 18 - 45. 5 years. Substitutes from same county
or adjoining parish also 5 gns. Not more than one child. Churchwardens or Overseers may give sum

1802
Nor Merc 6 Nov 

for Volunteers not exceeding £6 each & make a rate for this.
WEAVERS’ BALL at Beccles on 9 December.
DIED: John Colthorpe of Beccles, butcher, aged 56.

1802
1802

Nor Merc 6 Oct 
Nor Merc 13 Nov 

SALE: Sam Crowe to sell Heptinstall’s House “Handsome, new-built ; brick & sash ... at the entrance
to the Town from Yoxford.
ASSIZES  at  Beccles:  Robert  Aldred  given  1  year  in  Gaol  for  illegally  removing  poor  pregnant

1802
Nor Merc 20 Nov 
1802
Nor Merc 19 Oct 

woman from Corton to Shipmeadow House.
COUNTY ALMANACKS published, including Suffolk

1802
1802

Nor Merc 19 Oct 

SOLDIERS: Several Regiments land at Yarmouth & go to Norwich. “The populace seemed anxious
to alleviate the fatigues of the wearied soldiers by every kindness they could bestow; the women and

Nor Merc 2 Nov 

boys compassionately conducting them to their quarters and bearing their muskets, baggage etc.”
MILITIA: Suffolk 1040, Norfolk 1209. Ballot. Aged 18-45. 5 Years. Substitute for some country or

1802
Nor Merc 6 Nov 

adjoining parish also 5 guineas. Not more than one child. Churchwarden or Oversees may give sum
for Volunteers not exceeding £6 each and make a rate for this.
DIED at BECCLES: John Colthorpe, Butcher, died aged 56.

1802
1802

Nor Merc 13 Nov 

SALE: Sam Crowe to sell Heptinstall’s House “Handsome, new-built, brick and sash at entrance to
Town from Yoxford.” Full details on October 16th.?
BALL: Mr Noverre’s Ball at Beccles on 5 December. Tickets 3s 6d.

Nor Merc 20 Nov 
1802
Nor Merc 23 Jan 
NEWSPAPERS 1803
1803

SALE: Granaries at Beccles to be sold by Sam Crowe “Staithe Garden close by water’s edge” Staithe
Garden close by Water’s edge.

Nor Merc 6 Jan 
1803

FOOT RACE on Beccles Common  between  3 ... Pedestrians, Mr W, Mr M, MJW round the Race
Grounds one and a quarter miles.

Nor Merc 5 Feb 

1803
1803
1803

ADVERTISEMENT: Boyce Maskell to reopen the Millinery Shop at Beccles.
CORSETS: F Stiles, fancy Stay & Corset Maker.
RACES:  Sept  19 &  20. Cocking  at Falcon  Inn, with Ordinary. Capt Bacon  &  Frank Morse,  Esq,

Nor Merc 19 Mar 
Nor Merc 26 Mar 
Nor Merc 17 Sep 

Stewards. 21 Mains & 7 Byes. 5 gns a Battle & 50 gns the odd.
TELEGRAPH to be erected on top of Castle in Norwich to communicate with Strumpshaw Mill &
thence to Yarmouth Steeple. “Intelligence can be conveyed to Norwich in a few minutes.”

1803
Nor Merc 17 Sept  

1803
1803

Nor Merc 26 Nov  
BALL: Novarre’s Ball at Beccles on December 1st (also Balls at Yarmouth & Norwich)
Nor Merc 17 Sept  
NEWSPAPERS 1804

1804
1804

Nor Merc 14 Jan 

BECCLES ASSEMBLY: Thursday 26 January. Rev John Lewis & Jeremiah Smith.
BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: 1 assault, 3 Grand Larceny ... 12 months

Nor Merc 21 Jan 

 
1804
1804

 

2 Petty Larceny 2 months each
BECCLES VOLUNTEERS: under Captain Smith, inspected by Lt Col Sharpe: satisfactory etc
BECCLES ASSEMBLY Friday 2nd March; J Bedingfield, Thomas Farr.

Nor Merc 11 Feb 
Nor Merc 18 Feb 

1804
1804
1804

Nor Merc 5 Mar 

DIED at Beccles Mary Piper, aged 95.
WHITE LION, BECCLES, taken by James Frost
DEPUTY-LIEUTENANTS: Among  30 Deputy Lieutenants for  Suffolk: Thomas Rede  of Beccles;

Nor Merc 5 Mar 
Nor Merc 10 Mar 
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John Farr of North Cove.
DIED Johnson, schoolmaster  & Goffe, returning to Beccles in  one-horse chaise,  horse took fright,

1804
Nor Merc 7 Apr 

chaise overturned. Johnson killed, aged 33
BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: 2 Cases of Petty Larceny; 13 months

1804
1804
1804

Nor Merc 21 Apr 
Nor Merc 14 Apr 

MILLER: Mr King of Beccles, miller, his daughter died
KING’S HEAD: While Mrs Barlow & two of her nieces were preparing confectionery at the King’s

Nor Merc 28 Apr 

Head, Beccles for  a public dinner of the Clergy on the following  day,  an  over-drove ox rushed  in,
upset them  and their sweetmeats  and  also knocked down Mr Barlow who the  entered ... it then ran
into the Yard and was secured. Only bruises.

1804
1804

Nor Merc 19 May 

MENTION: Jones, blacksmith of Beccles
RECTOR: Rev Bence  Sparrow,  second son  of Robert  Sparrow, by Ann  his wife,  and daughter  of
Robert Bence of Henstead ... to use surname of Bence and bear arms of Bence.

Nor Merc 2 Jun 
1804
Nor Merc 2 Jun 

ADVERTISEMENT:  W  &  S  Godbold  offer  £100  reward  for  information  in  imitation  of  their
Vegetable Balsam.
SALE: Sam Crowe to sell King’s Head Inn, in possession of Mr Barlow

1804
1804

Nor Merc 21 Jul 
Nor Merc 21 Jul 

MENTION: John Gostling, carpenter of Beccles
SALE:  Sam Crowe to sell Freehold  Estate  of MANOR of ROSEHALL & ASHMAN’S: 600  acres.
Occupied by Mr Spalding.

1804
Nor Merc 4 Aug 

1804
1804

Nor Merc 11 Aug 

TO BE LET: King’s Head Inn, Beccles.
BECCLES  RACES:  Wednesday   &  Thursday  19th   &   20th   of   September.   Stewards:  Hon   W
Wodehouse & Capt Beauchamp Proctor

Nor Merc 8 Sep 
1804
Nor Merc 22 Sep 

PAVEMENT:  The  new  pavement  at  Beccles  is  complete,  the  centre  of  the  streets  with  crown
pavement and the footpaths with flag stones, which has greatly increased the neatness of the Town.
BECCLES RACES: Crowded Assemblies at Races. Fashionable families.

1804
Nor Merc 22 Sep 
NEWSPAPERS 1805

1805
1805

Nor Merc 5 Jan 

DIED at Beccles: Francis Shreeve, grocer & draper, aged 56.
DANCING: Noverre’s classes begin: Beccles, 10.30 am, Wednesday, 23rd of January

Nor Merc 19 Jan 

1805
1805

Nor Merc 26 Jan 

ADVERTISEMENT: Horth & Wales, agents for Sewell’s Black Lead Pencils.
BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: One case of Grand Larceny: William Lamb: one year in House

Nor Merc 26 Jan 

of Correction
SALE:  Freehold Messuage in Beccles  opposite the King’s Head, now  occupied  by Miss Howard,
extensive trade in Millinery & Haberdashery many years.

1805
Nor Merc 2 Feb  

1805
1805

Nor Merc 2 Mar  

ADVERTISEMENT: Cattermole, Beccles, sells Coleby’s varnish for boats, tops, etc.
SUFFOLK YEOMANRY, 5th TROOP: Robert Sparrow, Esq, to be Captain; Thomas Farr & Robert

Nor Merc 9 Mar 

Rede lieutenants?, G Bohun, cornet
WORKHOUSE  CHILDREN:  31  Children  go  from  Norwich  Workhouse  to  Manchester.  Provided

1805
Nor Merc 9 Mar 

with “suitable quantity of apparel.”
DIED John Richardson, butcher of Beccles, dies on Common

1805
1805

Nor Merc 9 Mar 
Nor Merc 16 Mar  

ADVERTISEMENT: New  Introduction to Arithmetic sold  by Horth &  Wales. Also young  Ladies
ditto 2s, & introduction to the use of Globes 2s 6d
ADVERTISEMENT: Mr Hook, Grocer of Beccles.

1805
1805

Nor Merc 16 Mar  
Nor Merc 23 Mar  

ADVERTISEMENT: Oders for Blomfield’s History of Norfolk  - to Messrs Horth & Cattermole  at
Beccles. At Bungay Mrs Eaton & Mr Brightly.
SALE:  Sam Crowe to sell  at White  Lion,  at Beccles: House with  garden  & Mill  &  land  of Robt

1805
Nor Merc 30 Mar  

Watling of Wrentham.
SWINDLER:  On Friday last a man offered a horse for sale at the Horse & Groom pub at Beccles. He
asked 18 guineas, but soon dropped to 12. There was suspicion. He decamped without the horse. “a

1805
Nor Merc 30 Mar  

regular chase took place three miles towards Geldeston. He was frequently in view. Then he induced
some waterman to put him across the river, saying he was pursued for a bastard child, and escaped for
a few hours; they, however, continued the pursuit & took him at St Andrews in Suffolk & he is now

lodged in Beccles Bridewell.”
HOUSE  of  ILL-FAME:  [not  Beccles?]  Barry  Simmons,  William  &  Susan  Noble  for  keeping
notorious house of ill-fame 3 months each & to stand in the pillory 3 times.

1805
Nor Merc 6 Apr  

1805
CHECK 

Nor Merc 4 May  

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

1805
 

Nor Merc 4 May  

BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: Simon Storkey, Petty Larceny, 3 months.
James Arnold & Robert Barber Grand Larceny 9 & 2 months in Bidewell

 
1805
Nor Merc 11 May 

PRESS GANG at Yarmouth. 6 Parties take 300 men from  Yarmouth & Gorleston. Greater  number
released the next day.

Newspapers 1800-1829 
David Lindley, May 2004 
 
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1805
Nor Merc 18 May  

EDUCATION at BUNGAY: Master Wanted: Church of England & graduate. c £130 pa “exclusive of
what money may arise from the pupils.”

1805
Nor Merc 4 May 

INSURANCE: Yarmouth, Norfolk & Suffolk Equitable Fire Office. Beccles Agent: William Barnard.
(20 agents: Bungay, Wrentham, Southwold, Wangford etc)

1805
Nor Merc 25 May 
INSURANCE: Norfolk & Suffolk Fire Office: Beccles Agent: William Barnard.
1805
Nor Merc 29 Jun 

EDUCATION: Miss Mannell: School at Beccles .. Grammar School foe English & French languages,
Needlwork useful & ornamental.
ADVERTISEMENT: “Beauties of British Prose” sold by Horth & Wells & Cattermole.. “Builders”

1805
Nor Merc 6 Jul  

now 3s 6d.
SMALLPOX OUTBREAK in Norwich : Two letters supporting vaccination, one from Guyton Jollye
of Loddon.

1805
Nor Merc 13 Jul  
1805
Nor Merc 18 Jul  

ADVERTISEMENT: New invented Patent Telima Corsets. The Latest Fashion. 30s. Sold by Mrs B
Primrose
ASYLUM:  G  Jollye’s  Asylum  [Loddon]:  1  -  2  guineas  a  week.  Pleasure  Ground  a  mile  long.

1805
Nor Merc 27 Jul  

Enclosed Yard.
LABOURERS at DISS refusal to work for customary wage, Unemployed appeal to Magistrates for
relief. Parish officers told to set them to work. They had to carry bricks in a hod on their shoulders 2

1805
Nor Merc 27 Jul  

miles from Palgrave to Diss. Soon returned to employment.
CURATE: William Spurdens to Perpetual Curacy of Great Redisham, the gift of Robert Sparrow.
ABSCONDED from the Parish of Great Yarmouth: David Service, a native of Scotland, by trade a

1805
 1805

Nor Merc 3 Aug  
Nor Merc 3 Aug  

cordwainer, leaving a wife & family chargeable to the Parish. He is about 35 years of age, of a fair
complexion, slender make and has flaxen hair. Whoever will give information of David Service to the
Overseers of  Yarmouth shall receive Five Guineas reward on  his  being  apprehended; & whoever

harbours David Service after this notice, will be proceeded against as the law directs.
SALE: Land at Beccles to be sold at King’s Head: All enclosures, viz:

1805
 

Nor Merc 17 Aug 
 

1. The School Piece, or Mill Hill or Satten Pans (12 acres),
2. Bullock-Shed Piece (9 acres)

CHECK 
 
 

 
 

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

 
1805

 

 Swine’s Green Close or Rigbone Hill ... all but 3 in occupation of Mr Scoles.
BECCLES  RACES:  Thursday  26  &  Friday  27th  of  September.  Besides  Gents  Purse  of  £50  on
Thursday & Town Purse £50 on Friday,  a  Sweepstake, 3  guineas each,  15  gns  added by Town, for

Nor Merc 31 Aug  

horses that have never started  for plate, match  or sweepstake. The  horses to  be the property of the
subscribers:  Hon  Col  Harbord,  Hon  W  Wodehouse,  Sir  Thomas  Gooch,  FS  Gooch,  R  Wilson,  S
Emden, Thomas Farr, GWB Bohun,  S  Lillistone, MW  Suckling, James Reeve,  William Carpenter,

John Stapleton. Stewards: TS Gooch, JJ Bedingfield.
ADVERTISEMENT:  Horth  &  Wales  also  Cattermole  of  Beccles  sell  “The  Complete  Grazier  or
Farmers’ & Cattle Dealers Assistant” 10s 6d.

1805
Nor Merc 31 Aug  
1805
Nor Merc 1 Sep 

CHILDREN: Mr Nield visits Bury Gaol & Workhouse, where 28 children, several of whom had been
there for 14 years, were “nearly in total ignorance”.
BECCLES RACES: Cocking: Gents of Norfolk & Suffolk. 5 gns a Battle & 25 gns the odd Battle,

1805
Nor Merc 14 Sep  

Feeders: Suffolk, Balls; Norfolk, Lamb.
BECCLES RACES “numerously attended”
WINDOW TAX: Public  acknowledgement of misdemeanour  -  no prosecution in  consequence -  of

1805
1805

Nor Merc 5 Oct  
Nor Merc 3 Aug  

labourers & their wives “for obstructing & assaulting” the Collectors of Window Tax.
EPITAPH:
“Here lieth Jane Gubbins, whose virtues were such,

1805
 

Nor Merc 2 Nov 

 
 

 
1805

That she died lamented, but not much.”
DEATH OF NELSON: “We have received many well written effusions on the subject of the recent

Nor Merc 16 Nov  

National loss.”
DANCING: Noverre’s Ball at Beccles on Friday 6 December.

1805
1805

Nor Merc 23 Nov  
Nor Merc 7 Dec  

SERMON: Appropriate  Sermon  on Thanksgiving Day  by the Rector ... recommended  contribution
for benefit of missing seamen in Battle of Trafalgar. Considerable collection at Church Door.

 
1805
1805

 

Beccles volunteers offer a day’s pay
THANKSGIVING DAY: Principal Gents dinner at King’s Head ... spledid exhibition of fireworks.
Mr CROWFOOT’S exploit at Kessingland.

Nor Merc 7 Dec  
Nor Merc 7 Dec  
NEWSPAPERS 1806
1806
Nor Merc 4 Jan  

EDUCATION: Boarding School, Beccles: Rev Burrows respectfully informs his Friends his School
re-commences Tuesday, 14th Jan. After present recess there will be 3 vacancies for Boarders.

Newspapers 1800-1829 
David Lindley, May 2004 
 
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1806
1806

Nor Merc 4 Jan  

ADVERTISEMENT: Horth & Wales sell Novels. 2 & 3 Vols. 8s to 10s 6d.
Dr CROWFOOT’S exploit: Account given

Nor Merc 4 Jan  
 
 

“May the promulgation of this fact serve as it is intended, the cause of humanity, & incite others to
follow the example.”

1806
Nor Merc 16 Jan 

Dr Crowfoot’s  exploit: further long  account. Gentlemen dine at  house where was  revived  & when
men assisting received awards. Address delivered.

MARRIAGE: Mr Buck, fellmonger  of Beccles  marries Miss  Page, only daughter  of  Page, farmer,
Hardwick.
THEFT:  While Sam Tovell & his wife were attending Church £24 - 5s - 0, his whole property was

1806
Nor Chron 8 Feb 
1806
Nor Merc 7 Jun 

stolen. Tovell is a labourer of 70 years of age.
ADVERTISEMENT: William Libbis, plumber and glazier
DIED S Walker, tailor of Beccles.

1806
1806

Nor Merc 7 Jun  
Nor Merc 28 Jun 
1806
Nor Merc 13 Jul 

EDUCATION: Mr Burrows’  School  re-commences Tues 15 July. Board &  English  Education  25
guineas per  annum.  Entrance  1  guinea  Latin & Greek by Rev  L Girdlestone  5  guineas per  annum,
entrance 1 guinea. Drawing, Dancing  & French by eminent Masters, 4 gns each & 1 gn entrance.

1806
Nor Merc 18 Jun 

BECCLES QUARTER  SESSIONS: Many cases  including  John Green the  elder & John Green the
younger, pleaded guilty to an indictment for a misdemeanour. Fined £100 each & to find security for
good behaviour for 12 months.

SALE of SHIPWRECK: To be sold by Auction, in small Lots at the Bridge Street Staithe, Beccles:
entire wreck of the Sloop “Providence” 80 Tons.
NORWICH SOCIETY of ARTISTS Exhibition: Monday 11 - Saturday 23 of August. - Tickets 2s 6d.

1806
Nor Chron 28 Jun 

1806
1806

Nor Merc 2 Aug 

BECCLES RACES: Monday & Tuesday,  22  & 23  September.  Stewards: Hon Col Harbord, Major
Forster, Clerk to the Course: Sam Crowe.
ADVERTISEMENT:   Firm   of   Charles   Maplestone,   Thomas   Butcher,   lime   business,   Beccles,

Nor Merc 23 Aug 
1806
Nor Merc 30 Aug 

dissolved. Mr Maplestone and his son to continue. 
TO LET: House and old established Blacksmith’s Shop in occupation of William Aldis to be Let.

1806
1806

Nor Merc 6 Sep  

BECCLES RACES: Account
INSURANCE: Norwich Insurance Office: Beccles Agent: William Barnard

Nor Merc 27 Sep 

1806
1806
1806

Nor Merc 27 Sep  
Nor Merc 27 Sep  

INSURANCE: British Fire Office: Horth & Wales
BENCE BENCE instiuted Rector of Kelsale with Carlton & Thorington, own petition & Rectory of

Nor Merc 25 Oct 

Beccles presentation of Robert Sparrow.
DANCING: Noverre & Nicholson’s Annual Ball, Thursday 4 December
SALE of OLD GAOL; Sam Crowe to sell on premises materials of OLD GAOL at Beccles. 15,000

1806
1806

Nor Merc 22 Nov 
Nor Merc 29 Nov 

bricks, 6,000 flat tiles, 9 large oak & fir beans, large quantity of joists, oak & fir doors, windows, iron
& lead, etc
BECCLES ASSEMBLY:  Edmund Bacon & Rev Richard Gooch,  Stewards.  Profits  of  expenses  of

1806
Nor Merc 20 Dec 
next Races. 5s each
NEWSPAPERS 1807

1807
1807

Nor Merc 10 Jan  

INSTIUTE for the BLIND: Subscriptions: Robert Sparrow 5 gns.
DRAWING: Mr Dixon’s  School  for Drawing, Beccles, Wednesday,  28 January “Private Families

Nor Merc 17 Jan  

attended.”
EDUCATION: Free School at Beccles reopens Tuesday 20 January. Entrance 1 gn, Board & Tuition

1807
Nor Merc 17 Jan  

25 gns pa.
COMMISSIONERS: Gillingham Enclosure: Robert Boyder & John Crowfoot
DIED: Richard Arnold (Little Dick”), renowned smuggler, died at Wickham Market. Vicissitudes of

1807
1807

Nor Merc 24 Jan  
Nor Merc 24 Jan  

fortune: Sentence of death for firing into a Revenue Cutter, changed to 2 years hard on hulks.
SALE: House & Premises at Beccles in upper end of Old Market. [Ravensmere House] Late Le Grice
Brown  Bohun,  deceased.:  Vestibule,   2  Parlours,   Study,   good  Kitchen,   Laundry,  Back  House,

1807
Nor Merc 21 Feb  

Pantries, Store Rooms, Cellerage, 5 good Sleeping Rooms, Attics, Garden, Stables & Coach House.
NB These Premises are well adapted for a good Boarding School
WEATHER: Terrible Gale at Yarmouth. Many perish.

 
1807

 
Nor Merc 21 Feb  

1807
1807
1807

Nor Merc 21 Mar  

DIED at Beccles, Mrs Crisp, wife of Crisp, tallow chandler
DIED at Beccles: Miss [Mary] Page, aged 13, daughter of Rev [Robert Leman] Page
DIED at Beccles: Wife of Mr Lyon, carpenter

Nor Merc 21 Mar  
Nor Merc 21 Mar  
1807
Nor Merc 4 Apr  

BOOKS: Randall’s Collection of Designs for  Villas, Casinos, Mansions,  Lodges & Cottages in the
Grecian, Gothic & Castle styles ... 34 large quarto plates £2 12s 6d. & 8 other similar books
“Country Gent’s Architect ...  designs for  Farmhouses, Farm  Yards, Cottages, Barns,  Stables, Brew

 
 

Houses, etc.
ADVERTISEMENT:  L Buck  at present with  eminent Milliners  & Fancy Dress-Maker  in  London,

1807
Nor Merc 11 Apr  

takes House in Beccles opposite the Church. To open in the early summer.
THEATRE at Beccles; 4 Nights only: Wednesday to Saturday, 29 April- 2 May

1807
Nor Merc 18 Apr  
Newspapers 1800-1829 
David Lindley, May 2004 
 
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“Will  be  presented  one  of  the  most  splendid  spectacles  that  has  ever  been  exhibited  out  of  the
Metropolis: Moving  Panorama of the  Funeral Honours, Ceremonies & the magnificent procession,

both  by  water  &  Land  observed  to  commemmorate  our  late  Gallant  Hero  LORD  VISCOUNT
NELSON, with dancing by a child only 8 years old. The whole to conclude with a Grand Display of

Artificial Fireworks, without smoke or Gunpowder. Boxes 2s, Pit 1s, Gallery 6d, 7 pm..
SALE: Sam Crowe to sell at King’s Head Freehold Estate, upper end of Saltgate, late Residence of

1807
Nor Merc 9 May  

Samuel Creed, deceased and the other part occupied by Boyce Maskell, upholsterer, large warehouse,
detached, etc.
EDUCATION?: Lady living near Beccles has arranged to take 6 young ladies aged 6 - 14.

1807
1807

Nor Merc 9 May  
Nor Merc 27 Jun  

MARRIAGE: Mr Crickmay, Schoolmaster of Beccles marries Miss Burrell of Beccles.
EDUCATION: Mr Burrows’ School reopens Tuesday 21 July. 2 Vacancies for Boarders.
QUARTER SESSIONS at Beccles: James Roberts, stealing 36 hens’ eggs: 4 months

1807
1807

Nor Merc 18 Jul  
Nor Merc 25 Jul  

 
1807
1807

 

James Fiske assaulting the Keeper of the House of Industry: 1 month
DIED: J[ames] Mann of Beccles, Whitesmith [aged 37]
RACES:  Wed  &  Thurs  23,  24  Sep.  Nicholas  Bacon  &  Vincent  E  Eyre,  Stewards..  “Fully  &

Nor Merc 15 Aug  
Nor Merc 12 Sep  

fashionably attended”.
DANCING: Mr Eager, Music & Dancing Master, Yarmouth: “Begs leave to announce to the Ladies
& Gents of Beccles etc and its vicinity .”A Grand Concert & Ball at the Assembly Room, including

1807
Nor Merc 19 Sep  

Gardell’s Favourite Minuet  and Gavot by Mr Eager  & Miss  Eager, who is only five years  old,  on
Friday, 25 September: 4s
DANCING: Mr Eager to teach Dancing from Michaelmas on Fridays at 4 pm in Assembly Room ... a

1807
Nor Merc 19 Sep  

year’s tuition at something less than his competitors charge for 3 quarters.
ADVERTISEMENT: Horth & Wales sell British Restorative Tooth Powder.
ADVERTISEMENT:  Sold  by  Horth  &  Co:  Crosby’s  Farmers’  Memorandum  Book,  The  State  of

1807
1807

Nor Merc 24 Oct  
Nor Merc 31 Oct 

France 1s; Comic Tales 1s; New Introduction to Bee Keeping, Pocket Gazetteer of England & Wales
5s; English Musical Repository; Builders’ New Prize Book, New History of England 5s;

1807
1807

Nor Merc 14 Nov  

DANCING: Noverre & Nicholson’s Ball, Beccles, Thursday 19 November.
ASSEMBLY at Beccles: Edmund Bacon, Rev Richard Gooch 5s; Tea, Coffee, Music

Nor Merc 5 Dec  

1807
1807

Nor Merc 5 Dec  

ADVERTISEMENT: Norfolk & Norwich Memorandum Book sold by Cattermole, Beccles
CLERGY in Norwich Diocese to send Bishop list of Schools, all details

Nor Merc 5 Dec  
NEWSPAPERS 1808
1808
Nor Merc 9 Jan  

ADVERTISEMENT:  Bowler’s  Universal  Essence  for  Soups  &  Gravies.  5/s  pint  bottle  sold  by
Chapman, Beccles
QUARTER  SESSIONS  at  Beccles:  5  cases.  Thomas  Philips,  Esq  of  challenging  Mr  Thurlett  of

1808
Nor Merc 16 Jan  

Bardwell and spitting in his face. Fined £5
DANCING: Novere & Nicholson’s Academy Yarmouth & Beccles 27th January.

1808
1808

 
Nor Merc 23 Jan
Nor Merc 13 Feb 

FOOTPADS: Several stories of Footpads; Gent returning from Bungay to Beccles, in a gig, with his
wife,  2 men darted out from a hedge; a good horse, so he escaped.

1808
1808

Nor Merc 26 Mar  

INSURANCE: Equitable Insurance: Beccles Agent: Harmer
LEGAL: Case  of  Eden  v Hennel: Former  had supplied  gloves from  London to Hennel when  latter
kept  shop  at  Beccles  1798-99  to  the  value  of  £60.  Hennel  left  Beccles  without  paying.  Amount

Nor Merc 26 Mar  

reduced to £42 - 10s (Mr Garrow defended)
BANKRUPT: Boyce Maskell, upholsterer, dealer and chapman. Meeting of creditors at King’s Head.
Boyce  Maskell  entitled,  through  his  wife  to  £1200  &  £1500  bequeathed  to  his  wife  by  William

1808
Nor Merc 2 Apr 

Creed, deceased.
TURNPIKE: “The high Turnpike road from London to Yarmouth through Beccles.”
POACHERS: Reflection on Poachers condemned to death. Sympathy for them.

1808
1808

Nor Merc 16 Apr  
Nor Merc 16 Apr  
1808
Nor Merc 4 May  

PEAL  of  10  BELLS  to  be  o0pened  at  Yarmouth  by  company  drawn  from  Yarmouth  &  Beccles
ringers, “but from insufficient practice, they did not perfectly succeed.”
DIED: John Brooks of Beccles, leather cutter

1808
1808

Nor Merc 11 Jun  
Nor Merc 25 Jun  

WANTED: 15 or 20 Bricklayers; Wages paid 17s per week.
SURGEONS  WANTED:  Two  Surgeons  required  for  attendance  at  the  Shipmeadow  House  of
Industry, one to reside in Beccles and one in Bungay.

1808
Nor Merc  Jul 
 

1808
1808
1808

Nor Merc 9 Jul  

FAIR: Beccles Middle Fair: Monday July 11. Stock of every kind
DIED: John Lincoln, late of Beccles, Merchant, died.
BOOK: Odes of Pindar translated by Rev JL Girdlestone, Master of Beccles Grammar School. One

Nor Merc 23 Jul  
Nor Merc 23 Jul  

Guinea, to be paid on delivery. Print by subscription.
DIED: Mrs Lodington, relict of Rev J Lodington died at Beccles aged 94.

1808
1808

Nor Merc 23 Jul  
Nor Merc 23 Jul  

LEGAL: Mary Pitchers fined  at Beccles  £20  for selling  ale without  licence  on Bungay  Fair Day..
Benjamin Pipe fined £10 for refusing to give evidence on this. (Before Sparrow & Farr)

Newspapers 1800-1829 
David Lindley, May 2004 
 
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1808
Ipswich Journ 6 Aug  

SALE of  FURNITURE: To  be sold by Auction by  Sam Crowe  on  Wednesday,  10 August & the
following day at the House of the late Mrs Loddington of Beccles:

 
 

The  Household  Furniture  comprising:  6  good  feather  Beds,  Bedsteads  &  Hangings  &  Bedding;
Mahogany &  other Tables, Mahogany Chairs, Chests of Drawers, Bureau & Book Case, Cabinets,

Pier  &  Dressing  Glasses,  2  Coppers,  Clock,  small  table  Clock,  Carpets,  good  Household  Linen,
Books, with Kitchen  backhouse & brewing Utensils, a  quantity of  glass Bottles,  and  various  other

useful Furniture. The Sale to begin each morning at 10 o’clock.
SALE  of  LAND:  Sometime  in the  month  of August  at the  White  Lion: A very desirable  Estate  in
Beccles called the Fair  Fields,  consisting of  about 34  acres  of Arable  Land in the  highest state  of

1808
Ipswich Journ 6 Aug  

cultivation, now in the occupation of Miss Donn, the Proprietor.
HUMANE SOCIETY MEETING of Suffolk meeting at Lowestoft. Sparrow in Chair. Medal to WH
Crowfoot, founder of the Society, Capt Manby etc ofLowestoft. Lifboat launched & tested. Sparrow

1808
Nor Merc 20 Aug  

expressed to consolidate Lifeboat & Society.
RACES:   September   20   &   21.  A  Apchen?  ,  H  Bence,   Stewards.  Assembly  the   First  Night.
Tradesmen’s Ball the Second

1808
Nor Merc 20 Aug  
1808
Nor Merc 23 Sep  

RACES: Account of Races: Crowded Assembly. Excellent Sport at Cocking. Chipperfield’s Bowling
Green crowded.

NEWSPAPERS 1809

1809
1809

LEMAN SCHOOL: Advert for School Assistant fro Mr Burrows, Boarding School, Beccles
DEATH of Mrs Lodington aged  84 in  London  aunt to Captain Royal Marines, formerly of Beccles
Volunteers, “on a recent Noble Marriage”.

Bury Post 6 Jan 
Bury Post 20 Jan 

1809
1809

Nor Merc 21 Jan  

DANCING: Noverre & Nicholson Beccles
THEATRE: Fisher & Scraggs Co at Beccles. By desire of Countess of Gosford. Monday & Tuesday:
School for Pryatill??

Bury Post 16 Mar 

1809
1809
1809

Nor Merc 25 Mar 

INSURANCE: Anchor Fire Office: Beccles Agent: R Chapman
INSURANCE: Union Fire Office: Beccles Agent: J Green
INSURANCE: Equitable Fire Office: Beccles Agent: Harmer.

Nor Merc 25 Mar 
Nor Merc 25 Mar 
1809

BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: 1.) John Mann, Landlord of the Ship Inn charged with permitting
persons  of  ill  fame  in  the  said  House  between  1  &  2  o’clock  in  the  morning  of  Tuesday  14th
February. Adjourned.

Bury Post 10 Apr 
 
 

2.) FALSE PRETENCES: James Manning obtaing goods by False Pretences. Imprisoned 4 days, the
publicly whipped at Kelsale
3.) PETTY LARCENY: James Walters, for Petty Larceny: Hard Labour for 3 months.

 
 

 
 

4.)  LUNATICS:  Chief  Constables  to  make  list  of  pauper  Lunatics  &  Idiots  in  their  respective
Parishes.

1809
1809

Nor Merc 25 Mar  

INSURANCE: Anchor Fire Office: R Chapman Beccles Agent
INSURANCE: Union Fire Office: J Green, Beccles Agent

Nor Merc 25 Mar  
1809
Nor Merc 13 May  

ADVERTISEMENT: L Buck respectfully informs the Ladies of Beccles & its vicinity that she will
return from London with an elegant assortment of Milinery, Dresses, etc. on Friday 19 May, at which

time she solicits their attention.
CONFIRMATION: The Bishop of Norwich to  confirm  at 36 places in Diocese. Beccles & Bungay
on Thursday & Friday 27 & 28 July.

1809
Nor Merc 20 May  

1809
1809
1808

Nor Merc 10 Jun 

DANCING: Noverre & Nicholson back at Beccles, Friday 9 June.
SALE of FARMING STOCK of Mr Balls at Redisham Hall: 4 Cart Horses averaged £54 each.
SALE: To Millers; to be sold by Private Contract:

Nor Merc 10 Jun 
Ipswich Journ 24 Jun  
 
 

An Estate in Beccles now in the occupation of Mr William Crisp, jun, the Proprietor, who is changing
his Residence. Consisting of  
A substantial Post Windmill with two pairs of French Stones, flour mill & going gears complete, with

 
 

a commodious Round House and Chamber over it, affording room for 120 qrs of wheat.
A neat Dwelling House comprising a parlour, Kitchen, 4 Chambers etc. A Cottage upon the Premises,
a good Stable and other convenient buildings. The whole, with a good Garden attached, occupies half

 
 

an acre of Land, freehold.
The  above  is in  very  good repair,  a  good  home trade  is  established,  and the Mill stands well for
shipping, being within a quarter of a mile of the navigable river to Yarmouth

 
 
1809
Nor Merc 24 Jun 

GAYWOOD  FAIR:  Booths,  Stalls,  Marquees,  etc  ...  fine  weather,  vast  concourse.  Good  idea  of
drawing people together, but fairs “at present are almost generally disintegrating into places of riot &
debauchery, deeply subversive to the morals & welfare of the rising generation.”

1809

QUARTER SESSIONS  before R  Sparrow, J Farr, of Bedingfield, M Kerrison, Rev  Spurgeon, Rev
Sherriffe, Rev C Nicholls

Bury Post 6 Jan 

 
1809

 

Case concerning “a Riot in which C Chinery, gent, & J Chinery, labourer appear” adjourned.
DANCING: Mr Eager, Professor of Music, Dancing & Fencing. Attends at Beccles. 1 gn quarter, 10s

Nor Merc 15 Jul 
Newspapers 1800-1829 
David Lindley, May 2004 
 
10

6d entrance.
WALKING: Capt Barclay completes his  event, his 1,000 miles  in 1,000 successive hours ... “not  a

1809
Nor Merc 15 Jul 

bed could be procured on Tuesday night at Newmarket, Cambridge & any nearby towns & Villages.
He had £6,000 depending on his success. Aggregate of bets said to be £100,000.

1809

BECCLES RACES: 18 & 19  September. Main  of Cocks at Cock Pit. 5  gns a Battle & 20 the odd.
7pm the first evening.

Nor Merc 16 Sep 
1809

BECCLES RACES: Crowded Assembly. Excellent Sport at Cocking. Chipperfield’s Bowling Green
crowded.
QUARTER SESSIONS: 1.) Licence to Fisher for Plays at Bungay & Beccles.

Nor Merc 23 Sep 

1809
 

Bury Postl 2 Oct 
 
2.) Edward Peterson accused of intent to Buggery. Acquitted.
NEWSPAPERS 1810
1810
Nor Merc 6 Jan  

EDUCATION: Rev JL Girdlestone of Beccles:  School reopens Jan 29th. Vacancy for one Boarder.
60 Guineas a year.
WANTED:  Youth  as  apprentice  in  Grocery,  Millinery  &  Drapery  Trade.  Apply  Susan  Shreeve,

1810
Nor Merc 6 May  

Beccles
FAUCONBERGE SCHOOL: Rev JF Girdlestone of Beccles. School reopens January 29th. Vacancy
for one Boarder at 60 Gns a year

1810
Nor Merc 13 Jan 

1810
1810
1810

SOLICITOR: GWB Bohun solicitor to Robert Boyden & John Crowfoot
WANTED: Youth as Apprentice as Grocery & Linen Draper. Apply Susan Shreeve, Beccles
WANTED: 2  or  3 Journeymen Tailors-  constant work, to King, Gillingham,  near Beccles. Wages:

Nor Merc 13 Jan 
Nor Merc 19 May 
Nor Merc 19 May 

18s a week or piece work in proportion. 
DIED: Long Obituary: Joseph Sparshall of Beccles, Quaker. Aged 87. [Chemist]
He devoted almost  every moment he  could spare from the avocation  of  business  and  affairs  of  his

1810
 

Nor Merc 7 Jul  
 

family, to the acquirement of useful knowledge and was an instance of what may be effected by the
powers and natural bent of the mind, unassisted by the advantage of a liberal education. Of Natural
History in its various branches he was passionately fond; but Botany, Chemistry and Electricity were

his  favourite  subjects.  He  wrote  some  essays  on  Philosophical  subjects,  one  of  which  giving  an
account of a remarkable Aurora Borealis, appeared in a volume of the Philosophical Transactions. He
was offered, but declined membership of the Royal Society.

1810

ASSAULT: John Prentice, a considerable farmer & owner of St Margaret’s Ilketshall, to satisfaction
of  court, convicted  of beating &  assaulting, in inhuman &  unprovoked manner, his servant boy,  &
sentenced to one week’s imprisonment & to pay £100 fine.

Nor Merc 14 Jul 
1810

BECCLES RACES:  27-28  September: Present  Subscribers:  Lord  Suffield,  Sir Thomas Gooch, Mr
Hussey, Nicholas Bacon, WB Proctor, Mr Gooch & R Gooch

Nor Merc 11 Sep 
 
 

Main  of Cocks: Yarmouth & Beccles  at 7pm, Cooper’s Bowling Green, North Quay, Yarmouth.  7
Battles each night. Feeders: Daines for Yarmouth; Causey for Beccles.

1810
1810

Nor Merc 26 Sep  

INSURANCE: Norwich Insurance Office: Abraham Clarke, agent
BARNBY FINED: Barnby Residents fined £50 for not repairing the Highways.

Bury Post 1 Oct 
1810

HOUSE  OF  CORRECTION:  R  Sparrow  &  J  Farr  empowered  to  increase  the  salary  of  Samuel
Drewell, Keeper of the House of Correction to not more than 50 guineas. (He had applied for this)
FRENCH PRISONERS escape while on parole is frequent. Caution to boat owners to be on guard &

Bury Post 1 Oct 
1810
Nor Merc 27 Oct 

not to leave masts, sails & oars in boats.
ANNIVERSARY of Battle of Trafalgar celebrated at Beccles. Day ushered in with ringing of bells,
firing  of  guns,  grand  display  of  flags,  etc.  Volunteers  fired  3  volleys.  Officers  &  large  party  of

1810
Nor Merc 2 Nov  

Gentlemen of the Town had sumptuous dinner at the King’s Head, many loyal constitutional toasts.
Appropriate songs until a late hour. “Upon the whole we have witnessed no public day which passed
off with so much éclat”.

1810
1810

Nor Merc 3 Nov  

EDUCATION: Wanted in Free English School at Beccles, young man as Usher
BALL: Beccles Annual Juvenile Ball. Thursday December 6. Mr Eager

Nor Merc 24 Novl  
NEWSPAPERS 1811
1811
Nor Merc 19 Jan  

SALE:  Sam Crowe to sell Mansion House in Bridge  Street [Northgate House] with  coach  house,
stable, etc. One & a quarter acres of Gardens walled in & planted with fruit trees. Residence of Mrs
Juson, deceased.

1811
Nor Merc 23 Feb  

SERMON: Rev Ainger preaches in Beccles in aid of British prisoners in France. The Apollo Lodge
of Freemasons attended and “contributed liberally”. Handsome sum from the inhabitants.
QUARTER SESSIONS: Charles & Mary Chapman & Edward Cox committed to Gaol charged with

1811
Nor Merc Feb  

circulating forged Bank of England Notes. [Mary later acquitted, the other two sentenced at Ipswich
to 14 years Transportation]
COURT   of   KING’S   BENCH:   Mr   Garrow   files   criminal   information   against   12   persons   at

1811
Nor Merc 16 Feb  
Newspapers 1800-1829 
David Lindley, May 2004 
 
11

WICKHAM MARKET, for preventing “a Cogregation of Prtestant Dissenters” from exercising their
religion there. They had obtained  a  licence on 1  September,  1810  and  appointed  a Preacher. 1,000

persons assembled  on  Sunday  before  Service to make as  great  a noise  as possible. Repeated  every
week until 2 December. One day a man mounted on a cart distributed loaves to the mob. On another,

several went into the Chapel in masks “and by grimaces affected attitudes  attempted to ridicule the
Preacher, on another an excavated turnip, filled with human excrement, hurled at the clergyman.. On

2 December the mob broke all the windows & threatened the total destruction of the Meeting House.
The Preacher was followed with hisses & huzzas & his horse pelted with fireworks.
CHURCH: Rev Ainger preached in Beccles in aid of British prisoners in France. The Apollo Lodge

1811
Nor Merc 23 Feb  

Freemasons   attended  &  “contributed  liberally”.  There  was   a  hansome   subscription  from  the
inhabitants.
SALE: At the King’s Head, Beccles at 4 pm the following Lots with possession at Michaelmas next:

1811
 

Ipswich Journ 15 Mar  
 

LOT 1: A piece of Freehold Arable  Land  called Rigbone Hill,  containing  3 acres 1  rod, situate  &
overlooking the Town of Beccles.
LOT 2: 4 acres (more or less) of like excellent Arable Land, the  farther part from the Town of White

 
 

Cross Close.
LOT 3: The other part of White Cross Close, lying nearest the Town, containing more or less 5 acres
1 rod.

 
 

 
1811
1811

 

LOT 4: 2acres 1 rod of Ozier Ground.
SOLICITORS, BECCLES: Smith & Sharpin
BARNBY FINE of £50 repeated for notmending Highways 

Nor Merc 23 
Bury Post 2 Apr 
1811
Nor Merc Apr  

SERMON  at  the  election  of  Beccles  Portreeve  by  Rev  Ainger:  “Those  whom  it  had  pleased
providence to place in affluent circumstances should endeavour to enlighten & edify others by good
example.”

1811
1811

Nor Merc 27 Apr 

BANKRUPTCY: William Hooke, Grocer
PORTREEVE ELECTEDon 18 April. Bells, Guns, displaying Ensigns, etc. New Portreeve, William

Nor Merc 27 Apr 

Tiptod,  entertains  200  guests  at Assembly Room.  Loyal & Constitutional Toasts. The health of the
Country Members toasted. Sherlock Thomas Gooch, MA responds. 

1811
Nor Merc 27 Apr 

SALE:  Sam  Crowe  to  sell  two  Houses  and  Shop  in  centre  of  Market  Place  (William  Hooke,
bankrupt)

1811
1811

Nor Merc 22 Jun 

BANKRUPT: William Taylor, hatter
SALE  of   STOCK: Sam Crowe to sell stock of  William Taylor, hatter,  bankrupt:  60  dozen men’s,
youths’, boys’ & children’s hats

Nor Merc 22 Jun 
1811
Nor Merc 13 Jul 

SALE of CARRIAGE: A handsome Barouche-Landau to  be sold.  Enquiries  of Mr Barnes, Coach
Builder of Beccles.
BARNBY FINE REMITTED: Road now in good repair.

1811
 

Bury Post 15 Jul 
 

CHIEF CONSTABLE: William Oswald appointed Chief Constable for Wangford in place of William
Hooke [bankrupt - see 27 April]
RACES: 17 & 18 September. Hon G Vanneck & Francis Morse. 5 Horses to be Sold on the ground

1811
Nor Merc 24 Aug 

by S Crowe on 17th immediately after the races. On second  day Cup for Hunters “to leap  gates or
hurdles to be placed across the course.”
BECCLES BRIDGE: Repairs ordered on Beccles Bridge

1811
1810

Bury Post 7 Oct 

EDUCATION: Beccles Classical  School  (Fauconberge). Vacancies  for  4 young  gentlem. Board  &
Tuition £100 pa.
EDUCATION: Young Ladies Boarding School, Beccles.

Nor Merc 14 Jul 

1811
 

Ipswich Journ 21 Dec  
 

Mrs  Hanson  returns  her  most  grateful  thanks  to  her  Friends  for  the  great  encouragement  she  has
already received, & begs leave to inform them, she has removed to Red Lion Street, where she hopes
for a continuance of their favours. The pianoforte taught in the most easy and elegant manner, by Mr

J Hanson, who is also conversant in teaching those deprived of sight. [she had gone by 1814]
EDUCATION: Mrs Nicholson at the close of the present vacation intends to open a School at Beccles

1811
Nor Merc 28 Dec 

for the reception of  a limited  number of Young  Ladies. Terms (inclusive of Masters): Boarders  40
guineas per annum.

 
 

French & Italian: Mr Bardelin; Writing & Arithmetic: Mr Burrows; Music: Mr Pymar; Drawing: Mr
Crome; Dancing: Messrs Noverre & Nicholson. [She had gone by 1814]

NEWSPAPERS 1812

1812
1812  Nor Merc 27 Jun 

Nor Merc 6 Jun 

BANKRUPT: Philip Pullyn, shopkeeper
BECCLES FAIR: Saturday, 11 July

1812  Nor Merc 27 Jun 
1812  Nor Merc 4 Jul 

BECCLES RACES: 17 & 19 July 
TURNPIKE:  Little  Yarmouth Turnpike Road at Haddiscoe will  be  let for  3 yars  at King’s Head,

W Rowley & JS Patterson, stewards

Beccles.
EDUCATION: Noverre & Nicholson’s Academy opens at Beccles Wednesday 22 July

1812  Nor Merc 18 Jul 
Newspapers 1800-1829 
David Lindley, May 2004 
 
12

1812  Nor Merc 27 Jun 
1812  Nor Merc 22 Aug 

EDUCATION: Mrs Nicholson & Miss Clement’s School re-opens 20 July.
BECCLES RACES: There will be a Hunters’ Plate as last year: the horses to leap at hurdles or rails

to be placed across the course.
CRICKET: at Bungay: Bungay & Beccles Club v Norwich First Club:

1812  Nor Merc 12 Sep 
 
1812

 

Beccles & Bungay 16 & 56; Norwich 74. 
EDUCATION:  Beccles  Classical   School  [Fauconberge]:  Rev  JL  Girdlestone  opens  school  for

Nor Merc Dec  

reception of  4 young Gentlemen. Board & Tuition £100 a year. Two vacancies.
Nicholson & Banon’s? Ball: Beccles, King’s Head, 16 December; 5s.

1812  Nor Merc 5 Dec 
NEWSPAPERS 1813

1813  Nor Merc 16 Jan 
1813  Nor Merc 20 Feb 

BECCLES MARKET in New Market - altered to Friday instead of Saturday.
Mr  CROWFOOT,  senior  retires.  Connection  formed  between  his  parents  at  the  age  of  eleven.

Doctors: W Henchman Crowfoot, Mr Davey & his son, WJ Crowfoot.
DEATH  of  OLD  CARRIER:  Mr  Stiff,  Norwich  carrier  died  aged  106.  He  had  247  children,
grandchildren & great grandchildren. First wife: 22 children; second wife 17 children. He was able to

1813  Nor Merc 20 Feb 

attend Bury market until th end of 1812.
DANCING CLASSES: Partnership between Nicholson & Borrore’s dissolved
TROTTING MATCH at Beccles: Mares  of Messrs Mopes & Maplestone: 10  miles on  Lowestoft

1813  Nor Merc 17 Mar 
1813  Nor Merc 27 Mar 

Road.
EDUCATION:   Mrs   &   Miss   Boulter   (who   had   liberal   encouragement   during   residence   at
Ditchingham) to  open  a Day & Boarding  School  after Midsummer  vacation  at Beccles. Board  &

1813
Nor Merc 3 Apr 

Tuition (Grammar, History, Geography & work in various branches) 25 guineas; Writing, Arithmetic,
Drawing & Tea for 30 guineas. Entrance 2 gns.
Day Boarders 12 Gns; Day Pupils 6 Gns;

 
 

 

 
1813  Nor Merc 3 Apr 

Day Boarders with Drawing 15 Gns; Day Pupils with Drawing 9 Gns.
SUFFOLK ASSIZES: Case: Robert Sparrow v the Earl of Bristol. Verdict for the Plaintiff. Damages
£1,200.

1813
1813

Nor Merc 1 May 

Mrs Boulter to continue at Ditchingham
SUFFOLK  ASSIZES:  Case  Robert  Sparrow  of  Worlingham  v  Earl  of  Bristol;  Verdict  for  the
Plaintiff; Damages £1,200

Nor Merc 1 May 

1813  Nor Merc 19 Jun 
1813
1813

PUBLIC SPEECHES at the Free School
REGATTA: Oulton Water Frolic: Cup won by the Albion of Mr Harmer of Beccles
RACES:  Course  thronged  with  Company  in  Chariots,  Landaus,  Barouches,  Gigs,  etc.  The  Stand

Nor Merc 24 Jul 
Nor Merc 31 Jul 

crowded with  beauty & fashion of the County. Assemblies & Rural Gardens numerously attended.
On Wednesday a few mishaps. Collarbone broken. Horse took fright and 3 Gigs overturned.

1813  Nor Merc 21 Aug 

BECCLES  QUARTER  SESSIONS:  Maria  Rockham  sent  to  Assizes  for  sacrilege.  Condemned  to
death (reprieved - as 3 others) for stealing part  of Communion  Plate & taken  from Flixton  Parish

Church.
ESTATE  in NORTH COVE, Mutford & Worlingham  of Robert Boyden to  be sold  at the King’s

1813  Nor Merc 4 Sep 

Head by John Cox.
THE POOR: The  Poor inhabitants  of Beccles return thanks to the  Ladies  for  instituting  a Blanket
Society. Upwards of 300 Blankets were distributed, to their great relief at this inclement season.

1813
Nor Merc 24 Nov 
1813  Nor Merc 31 Dec 
EDUCATION: Rev Dr Owen of Stowmarket appointed Headmaster of Grammar School.
NEWSPAPERS 1814

1814  Nor Merc 22 Jan 
1814  Nor Merc 19 Mar 

BECCLES & WOODBRIDGE QUARTER SESSIONS: All prisoners acquitted.
SALE of GLASS: Rich cut glass & plated goods for sale at King’s Head, Beccles by R Clements of

Norwich.
THE POOR: Assembly for the Benefit of the Poor at White Lion. Rev R Good & B Bence. 6s

1814
1814

Nor Merc 26 Mar 
Nor Merc 30 Apr 

BANKRUPT: Stephen Barnes, Coach Maker, late of Beccles. Final dividend 12s 6d in £.
CREDITORS: Cornelius Barrett of Beccles, Baker,  assigns  estate &  effects for use  of creditors to
Joseph Oldring, Miller of Beccles & Thomas Barrett of Bungay, Miller.

1814
Nor Merc 28 May  
1814
Nor Merc 25 Jun  

DINNER:   Mapes   &   Nobbs   inform   Gentlemen,   Clergy,   Yeomanry,   Tradesmen,   Town   and
Neighbourhood:  Dinner   at  Assembly  Room  on  Thursday  7  July  (Thanksgiving  Day)  10s   6d.
Stewards: JL Farr, B Bence, Nicholas Bacon, T Farr, I Blowers, G Bohun, S Lillistone, W Oswald

1814
Nor Merc 18 Jun  

EDUCATION: Rev Dr Owen  appointed Headmaster  of Beccles Classical  School:  Latin, Greek  &
Hebrew & all other branches of Academic Literature.
RACES:  Thursday  &  Friday  21  &  22  July.  The  usual  Races.  Edmund  Lacon  &  John  Douglas,

1814
Nor Merc 9 Jul  

Stewards. By permission of Beccles Magistrates: Bowling Ground Gardens of Daniel? Nobbs to be
illuminated. On Thursday 21st a Concert of Vocal & Instrumental Music. On the 22nd Miss Holley
will sing much admired songs. (list of 14)

Newspapers 1800-1829 
David Lindley, May 2004 
 
13

 
 

 
 

Mary, the sweet little Gips
Now don’t be foolish, pray

 
 

 
 

The Woodpecker
Come whistle & chirp to me Robin

 
 

 
 

I’ll take care how I marry again
No Mr Jeremy

 
 
 

 
 
 

Oh dearly I love somebody
When absent from the Lad I love
When Ruddy Aurora (by request)

 
 
 

 
 
 

The best Fighter
A Soldier tired
Faultless Emma

 
 
 

 
 
 

You don’t exactly suit me.
I think I can do better.
To conclude with a final display of Fireworks. Thursday 1s; Friday 1s 6d; Saturday 1s. Grand Gala

on Friday evening.
DANCING:  Noverre  &  Lambert:  Fakenham,  Holt,  Aylesham  &  Norwich;  Acles  Lammas  Fair;
Beccles & Lowestoft; Ditchingham, Harleston & Long Stratton; Hingham & Wymondham: Brooke

1814  Nor Merc 23 Jul 
1814

BECCLES  RACES:  12th  &  13th  September,  R  Chipperfield  of  th  White  Lion  has  engaged  an
excellent Band of Music for his Rural Gardens during the Races, and an eminent singer from Drury
Lane Theatre.

Nor Merc Aug 
1814
Nor Merc 10 Sep  

SALE at White Lion, Beccles by Mr Crowe: Freehold Estate (House, Office, Land, Granaries, etc.) in
Gillingham near Beccles Bridge [Bridge House] Proprietor Mr Charles Carr Holland. Corn, Coal &
Malt Trades.

1814  Nor Merc 10 Sep 
 

EDUCATION: AGM of Suffolk Education Society at Stowmarket.
In central Schools 468; Weekly & Sunday Schools united to Society this year: 850

 
 

 
1814

Total 4033.  Donations of books to schools in 16 parishes, others supplied cheaply.
ADVERTISEMENT: Commercial Hall Wine Co selling French Wines. Beccles Agent: John Cuddon

Nor Merc 8 Oct  

(14 in East Anglia)
BIBLE  SOCIETY:  Public  Meeting  of  the  Beccles  Branch  of  the  Bible  Society  in  the  Assembly

1814
Nor Merc Oct 

Room. MB Seats will be provided for the Ladies.
BALL: Noverre & Lambert’s Ball at Beccles: Thursday November 1st at 6.30 pm
WHITE  LION: R Chipperfield takes  White  Lion, Beccles. “Neat  Post Chaises &  Whiskeys, with

1814
1814

Nor Merc 29 Oct 
Nor Merc 10 Sep  

good Horses and Drivers at shortest notice 
ADVERTISEMENT: Anderson’s True Scots’ Pills:
They are singularly effecacious in bilious,  flatulent & dropseed  complaints, on  all Disorders of the

1814  Nor Merc 26 Nov 
 

 

Head, Stomach & Bowels ... but for the expulsion of Worms in children or Grown Persons, the whole
Medical Material has not their equal.  (in Beccles, stocked by Horth & Wales)

NEWSPAPERS 1815

1815
1815

PARTNERSHIP of Hall & Jones, boatbuilders, Beccles, dissolved.  
SALE; To be Sold at the Hermitage Public House Staithe by Sam Crowe: The good Wherry called
“The Wheatsheaf” burthen 25 Tons.

Nor Merc 11 Feb 
Nor Merc 22 Feb 
1815

MACHINE BREAKING: 20 Persons collected in riotous manner in village of Gosbeck & destroyed
2  Threshing  Machines.  The  Magistrates  took  decided  steps:  8  men  conveyed  from  Gosbeck  to
Ipswich. 2 given bail. “On the Magistrates leaving the Gaol, Sir William Middleton was surrounded

Nor Merc 4 Mar 

by the populace who hooted and pelted him till he took refuge in the Great White Horse Inn. The only
adjoining street was filled with disorderly people who stood debating on the Corn Bell till late in the
evening. Nor was  Sir William  able to retire  home to  Sharrblank?? Hall (escorted by  a  number  of

constables & dragoons) until 10 o’clock at night, when the lunchtime multitude had dispersed.
BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: One assault, one felony. Given one month. One acquitted.
PORTREEVE: R Fiske, elected. Dinner to 200.

1815
1815

Nor Merc 15 Apr 
Nor Merc 22 Apr 

1815
1815
1815

ASSURANCE Co: Equitable Assurance Co Office in Beccles: Mr Sadd, agent at Beccles.
DIED: Robert Harmer, of Beccles, Lime Merchant. [Aged 54]
BECCLES  QUARTER   SESSIONS:   2  Grand   Larceny:   3   &   6   months;  Robert  Delf   7  years

Nor Merc 24 Jun 
Nor Merc 15 Jul 
Nor Merc 22 Jul 

Transportation.
SALE by S Crowe at the White Lion Bowling Green Room: The two stands on Beccles Race Ground
the property of Robert Harmer, deceased.

1815
Nor Merc 29 Feb 
1815
Nor Merc 26 Aug  

RACES:  September  12 &  13. R Chiperfield  of the  White  Lion  has  engaged  an  excellent Band  of
Music for his Rural Gardens during the Races and an eminent Singer from Drury Lane Theatre.

 
 

 
 

The Gardens are to be illuminated.
J Smith will sing : Death of Nelson

Newspapers 1800-1829 
David Lindley, May 2004 
 
14

 
 

 
 

He was famed for Deeds of Arms
The Ladies

 
 

 
 

Tom Moody (Hunter’s Song)
Wellington the Brave

 
1815

 

The Joys of the Chace, etc
PEOPLE MENTIONED: Mr Walker, gunsmith; Mr Barker, silversmith; John Garrood, currier.

Nor Merc 9 Sep 
1815
Nor Merc 7 Oct 

LIGHTING,  BECCLES:  Persons  desirous  of  contracting  for  lighting  the  Town  of  Beccles  from
October 23 - April 6 next year, send proposals to E Sharpin, solicitor. Lamps:  from 50 to 80 Lamps.
RELIGION: Public Meeting of Beccles Branch of the Bible Society in the Assembly Room. Charles

1815
Nor Merc 21 Oct 

Barclay, MP in the Chair;
SERMONS: On  Sunday 29th two  Sermons to  be preached  and  collections made in Beccles  Parish
Church for the British & Foreign Bible Society by Rev F Cunningham, Rector of Pakefield. Morning

NB Seats will be provided for the Ladies.
1815
Nor Merc 21 Oct 

10.45; Afternoon 3 pm. 
COACH:  Accommodation  Coach  (J  Noller),  Passengers  &  Parcels:  Norwich,  Loddon,  Beccles,
Halesworth. To Halesworth 14s & 8s; Beccles 9s & 5s/6d

1815
Nor Merc 18 Nov 

 
 
1815

 
 

Leaves Norwich Tuesday & Thursday 1 pm, Saturday 2pm.
Halesworth Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8am.
SALE:  Sam  Crowe  to  sell  Freehold  Estate  of  Edward  Holl,  Stone  Mason,  of  Beccles,  deceased.

Nor Merc 16 Dec 

Northgate: Masonry Yards & Workshops near the river with House  adjoning  in 3 Dwellings in the
occupation of John Whitehead, Michael Holl, stonemason & Widow Page.
ALSO:  House  in  2  Dwellings  &  Shop,  Garden  etc  in  the  occupation  of  Miss  Playford  &  John

 
 

Whitehead, junior AND Cottage at the back occupied by William Smith.
EDUCATION: C Mannell thanks Friends for encouragement. I have engaged a lady who will teach
writing and arithmetic every day to a limited number of young ladies. English language, Geography,

1815
Nor Merc 23 Dec 
French, useful & ornamental needlework.
NEWSPAPERS 1816
1816

EDUCATION: Mr Burrows informs inhabitants of Beccles he will resume his usual lessons at Miss
Mannell’s School after vacation under sanction of those parents who have employed him as Writing
Master in that Seminary.

Nor Merc 5 Jan 
1816

EDUCATION: Ladies Boarding School, Beccles. Mrs Burrows intends opening a School on Tuesday
next & conducting young Ladies through a regular course of English education, useful & fashionable
work, etc., assisted by Mrs Wythe, an experienced instructress.

Nor Merc 12 Jan 

 
 

 
 

Terms: 25 Gns p.a. Entrance 1 Gn. Most approved Masters to teach French, Music & Drawing.
The House is commodious & well adapted for the purpose, situated at the extremity of the Town, airy

& healthy, commanding an extensive rural prospect.
CREDITORS & Debtors of Edward Holl, late Stonemason of Beccles, Accounts to Abraham Clarke,

1816
Nor Merc 20 Jan 

The Bank, Beccles.
VISITING DRAWING MASTER:  John Crome: Visits Beccles & Bungay on Monday; Yarmouth on

1816
Nor Merc 20 Jan 

Tuesday; Hingham on Friday.
BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: William Talbot stealing 5 pigs: 18 months.
BECCLES   QUARTER   SESSIONS:   20   Prisoners:   Samuel   Barnard   assaulting   Governor   of

1816
1816

Nor Merc 20 Jan 
Nor Merc 4 Mar 

Shipmeadow: one Month
MEETING of Sewers for Blything, Mutford, Lothingland & Wangford, to attend at the King’s Head
at Beccles. Dikereeves to attend.

1816
Nor Merc 20 Apr 

1816
1816

Nor Merc 20 Apr 

TRANSPORT: Yarmouth, Beccles & Halesworth: Accommodation Barge.
TRANSPORT:  John  Stanford  informs  the  Public  he  has  engaged  a  light  Barge  to  sail  between
Beccles  &  Yarmouth  for  the  conveyance  of  Goods  &  Parcels.  To  be  taken  in  &  booked  by  Mr

Nor Merc 20 Apr 

Lydamore’s  The  Ship  near  the  Bridge.  Sails  from  Beccles  Tuesday  &  Friday;  from  Yarmouth
Wednesday & Saturdays at 11 am. Handsome Cabin for accommodation of Passengers.
QUARTER SESSIONS at Beccles: 20 Cases. Sam Barrards assaulting William Abbott, Shipmeadow

1816
Nor Merc 4 May 

Governor: 1 month.
CREDITORS of William Aldis, Blacksmith to meet at King’s Head.
CREDITORS of William Aldis, blacksmith, who have executed his Deed of Assignment may receive

1816
1816

Nor Merc 4 May 
Nor Merc 4 Jun 

First Dividend. Farr & Fiske
INSURANCE: Norwich Insurance Agent, Beccles: Abraham Clarke.
SERMON: Charity Sermon for benefit of Parish School, to be preached by Rev Dr Owen.

1816
1816

Nor Merc 6 Jul 
Nor Merc 13 Jul 

1816
1816

Nor Merc 17 Aug 

BECCLES RACES 23rd & 24th September
CREDITORS:  Robert  Tyrell,  Confectioner  of  Beccles,  assigns  his  estate  to  Robert  Harvey  of

Nor Merc 7 Sep 

Alburgh, Norfolk.
BECCLES RACES: Lord Suffield & Major Wilson, Stewards; First Night, Assembly. Second Night

1816
Nor Merc 14 Sep 
Newspapers 1800-1829 
David Lindley, May 2004 
 
15

Farmers’& Tradesmen’s Ball;
Ordinaries Cocking & Chipperfield’s Gardens & Fireworks.

 
1816

 
Ipswich Journ 25 Sep  

TO BE LET: Good Premises in Beccles for a Corn or Liquor & Wine Merchant or Private Family:
to be entered upon at Michaelmas next or immediately if required;

 
 

 
 

A very desirable  genteel Residence situate in Northgate. It consists of a  good House with Entrance
Hall & Staircase, 2 good parlours & Study or Counting House, 3 excellent Sleeping Rooms & a small

one for children. 2 good Attics, excellent Kitchen with store room, pantry & closet adjoining, good
wash house, beer &  coal Cellars, very  extensive Wine  Vault,  a neat walled-in Garden, &  a  good
Granary & Coal Yard by the Water side.

 
 

The whole premises  are  lately put  in the  neatest state of repair. The House  & Garden will  be  Let
without the Granary, Coal Yard and Wine Vault if required.
Apply personally to Mr Crowe at the Post Office or Mr Job Smith, builder

 
1816

 
Nor Merc 28 Sep 

INSURANCE: Norwich Insurance: Abraham Clarke
LECTURE  by  Mr  Blomfield  on  the  Philosophy  of  History.  Three  Tuns,  Bungay:  Tuesday  &
Saturday. King’s Head, Beccles: Wednesday & Friday. 1 or 4 weeks

1816
Nor Merc 19 Oct 
1816
Nor Merc 8 Dec 

EDUCATION:  Beccles  Assembly  for  benefit  of  Parish  School.  Assembly  Room  6s.  Rev  George
Wilson, Rev Bence Bence, Stewards.

NEWSPAPERS 1817

1817
 
 

Nor Merc 18 Jan 

DRAWING MASTER: JB Crome, junior. Resumes his attendances at
Bungay
Yarmouth  Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th; Hingham 

 
 

Monday 27th instant 
Beccles
ditto
Friday 3rd

 
1817

 

St George’s Jan 15th, 1817
FISHING & the FISHERIES, the most considerable is the catch & cure of Herrings, as carried on at
Yarmouth, Mundesley & Cromer. These three towns  employ about  150  boats, from  10 to  15 tons

 
Nor Merc 25 Jan 

each, and nearly 1,200 men in the fishery, eitght tenths of whom are drawn from the husbandry work
during the season. The shore department occupies about 1,700 men and from 200 to 300 women, of
the latter one third are constantly at work during the entire year.

 
 

The Herrings are estimated by the “Last”, which is 10,000. About 3,000 Lasts are annually caught. In
18915 they averaged £21 per Last, but in 1816 they suffered a reduction of £7 per Last being sold at
£14. There is  a large  export of the  cured fish to the ports of the Mediterranean;  and in the last two

years considerable increase has taken place in this branch of the trade - 3,000 barrels have been sent
out  during  each  year.  Residue  of  the  catch,  c  4,000  barrels,  with  overflow  of  consumption  in
immediate  neighbourhood  transmitted  coastwise  to  London,  Hull,  Newcastle  and  a  few  Channel

Ports, whence they are conveyed inland.
Mundesley cures about 200, Cromer about 400 barrels of Herring.

 
 

 
 

Mackerel  Fishing:  great marts are Norwich & Newmarket. 30  Vessels &  300  men. Uncertainty of
sale; suggests experiments in presentation.

1817
1817

Nor Merc 18 Jan 

DANCING MASTER: Steel, Bungay, Beccles & Lowestoft, Fridays
“HORSE RACING upon a tolerably large scale  at Yarmouth, and  at  Swaffham & at Beccles, there

Nor Merc 1 Feb 

are annual meetings tending to some little good purpose, but accompanied probably by an infinitely
stronger tide of  moral  evil. This sovereign  of  amusements  does  not  come  unattended -  cruelty  &
fraud,  drunkenness & debauch, personified  in the institution  of  cock fighting, and boxing  matches;

and chance of every description passing under the common name of Sport are the Master of the revels
wherever he establishes his Court.
‘CAMPING’ has  entirely disappeared in Norfolk,  but there  are some wrestling matches  in sides of

1817
Nor Merc 1 Feb 

twenty-four.
REGATTA: Praise for Annual River Frolics, parties of almost unmixed delight.
BANKRUPT: Robert Nicholas Boby, late of Beccles,  Linen Weaver, Dealer & Chapman  declared

1817
1817

Nor Merc 1 Feb 
Nor Merc 8 Feb 

Bankrupt.
QUARTER SESSIONS: 12 cases, all stealing. 6 Months or less.
SALE: Auction by Sam Crowe at King’s Head. [Saltgate Nos 5 & 7?]

1817
1817

Nor Merc 26 Apr 
Ipswich Journ 26 Apr  
 
 

Comfortable  House  &  Premises  in  Beccles  for  a  small  genteel  family,  the  late  residence  of  Mrs
[Miss]  Schuldham,  deceased,  situate  by  the  Churchyard  comprising  2  Parlours,  Vestibule  with
Staircase, Kitchen with pantry & store room on the  ground floor, 3  Sleeping Rooms with Dressing

apartments, & 3 Attics. Good Cellar, wash house and laundry detached, Stable & Chaise House, & a
neat walled in Garden with  Summer House  etc. Immediate possession may be  had. To view  apply
Auctioneer.

1817
Ipswich Journ 26 Apr  

SALE: Old established Baking Office in Beccles. Expense of fixtures, moderate. Apply to Mr Joseph
Oldring, Miller, Beccles [2 Ballygate?]

SALE: Valuable freehold property by private contract together or in parcels.
[5 &  6 The  Walk] Most substantial  & commodious  messe desirably situated for trade opposite the

1817
Ipswich Journ 26 April 
 
 
Newspapers 1800-1829 
David Lindley, May 2004 
 
16

Church  in  centre  of  Beccles.  Large  excellent  shop,  parlour,  kitchen,  study,  pantry,  wash  house,
excellent cellars & domestic offices, good bed chambers, garretts, yards, garden, stable, chaise house

& other buildings now in occupation of Mr Robert Allcock, saddler.
ALSO convenient dwelling adjoining, parlour, kitchen, pantries, wash house, domestic offices, good

 
 
 

 
 
 

bedchambers and garretts  with yard and Garden in occupation of Rev Hervey Taylor.
ALSO [Smallgate No 18]:  Comfortable & genteel dwelling near the above [Nos 5 & 6 The Walk],

Parlour,  Keeping  Room,  Kitchen,  wash-house,  cellar,  domestic  offices,  good  Bedchambers,  small
Garden, in occupation of Robert Jarman [printer]
[Smallgate No 20]:  Comfortable & genteel dwelling adjoining, as above, in occupation of John Swan

 
 

 
 

All freehold Apply JT Allcock of Halesworth
DINNER:Friends of Edmund Wodehead (Richard Farr, RN in Chair) Dinner to celebrate election at
King’s Head. Songs accompanied Band of Music ... late hour.

1817
Nor Merc 31 May 
1817

MEETING   of   SEWERS:   Hundred   of   Wangford,   at   King’s   Head,   Beccles.   Appointment   of
Dikerieves,. R. Fiske, Clerk to the Commission.
EDUCATION:  Free  School,  Beccles  reopens  Monday  21  July.  Mr  Burrows:  Boarders  30  Gns,

Nor Merc 5 Jul 
1817
Nor Merc 12 Jul 

Entrance 1 Gn. Day Boarders 12 Gns, Half Gn Entrance Fee. Assistant wanted immediately.
DANCING: Noverre & Lambert at Beccles & Loddon on Thursdays.
DANCING: Steel: Beccles, Bury & Lowestoft, Friday; North Walsham, Tuesday

1817
1817

Nor Merc 19 Jul 
Nor Merc 19 Jul 
1817
Nor Merc 26 Jul 

BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: One man theft - One year & 4 times privately whipped; Various
indecent assault; 3 men on discharge to House of Industry, Bulcamp, 1 year each.
BECCLES RACES:  Stewards: Hon FW  Primrose & Nicholas Bacon. Numerously  attended.  Lord

1817
Nor Merc 27 Sep 

Suffield two wins.
Main  of  Cocks  won  by  Suffolk.  Ball  Room  crowded.  Gardens  well  attended.  East  Norfolk  band.
Ordinaries at King’s Head & White Lion.

 
 

1817
 

Nor Merc 11 Oct 

SALE: LOT 1:  HUNGATEat the King’s Head, by Samuel Crowe
A  small  Freehold  Messuage,  with  the  Appurtenances  In  Hungate  Street,  Beccles,  In  good  repair,

 

lately in the occupation of Mr Suggate, Surgeon, and now untenanted.
LOT 2. A £50 Share of the Tolls arising from the Turnpike Road in Little Yarmouth to the Turnpike

 
 

Road at Blythburgh, and also the Road from Brampton to Halesworth, carrying 5/- cent interest.
BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: J Baldwin robbing a mariner. 1 year & publicly whipped.

1817
1817

Nor Merc 25 Oct 
Nor Merc 13 Dec 

SERMON: Benefit of Charity School: Educating the Poor. Rev NT Leman, Rector of Worlingham &
Brampton.
EDUCATION: Beccles Grammar School reopens 26 January. Dr Owen receives a limited number of

1817
Nor Merc 27 Dec 

boarders into his house to instruct them in Classical & Mathematical learning.
Ipswich Gas Lighting in January 1818.

1817
Nor Merc 27 Dec 
NEWSPAPERS 1818
1818
Ipswich Journ 3 Jan  

RETIRING:  Mr  Primrose’s  Debtors:  All  Persons  standing  indebted  to  Mr  Robert  Primrose  of
Beccles,  Chemist  &  Druggist,  are  respectfully  requested  to  pay  the  amount  of  their  debts  to  him
immediately as he has declined business. 

 
 
 

Thomas Norton, Chemist & Druggist, having taken the business of Mr Primrose, stocks Genuine
Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, select articles of Perfumery, Wax, Spermaceti & London mould
Candles, Fish Sauces, Spices, Pickles, etc. Physicians’ Prescriptions accurately dispensed. A general

assortment of Horse Medicines [probably 31 New Market]
TEACHING DRAWING: JB Crome at Bungay & Beccles on Monday; also Yarmouth & Brooke.
PROSECUTING FELONIES, Beccles Association. Annual General Meeting in King’s Head  on  2

1818
1818

Nor Merc 26 Jan 
Ipswich Journ 31 Jan  

February. Dinner on Table at 3 o’clock.
William Oswald, Treasurer
BECCLES

 
 

 
 

Subscribers:

 
 

 
 

Rev Bence Bence; Nicholas Bacon, Esq; Thomas Farr, Esq; Isaac Blowers, Esq; GWB Bohun, Esq;
Robert Fiske, Esq; Mr William Oswald; William Tiptod; HS Davey; William Crisp; Edward Arnold;
Robert  Oswald;  James  Cole;  William  Buck;  Jeremiah  Taylor;  William  Davey,  John  Mapes;  John

Garrood;  Job  Smith;  John  Browne,  William  Hooke,  Robert  Chipperfield;  William  Libbis;  Robert
Chapman;  George  Fenn;  Thomas  Jay;  Charles  Chinnery;  Thomas  Collins;  John  Land,  Mrs  Lucy
Purvis; Messrs Horth & Wales;

 
 
 

 
 
 

BARSHAM: Robert Rede, Esq; Rev H Suckling; Thomas Spalding; John Wright
RINGSFIELD: Thomas Balls, Samuel Arnold  GILLINGHAM: Samuel Shaw; James Denny
GELDESTON: Richard Boone 

 
 
 

SHADINGFIELD: John Julians; John Martin
NORTH COVE: Richard Gent
TOFT: William Carpenter, Esq; William Goddard

 
 

 
 

KIRBY: Edward Bonfellow 
WESTON: James Spalding

 
 

 
1818

 

HADISCOE: Rev J Ellison
BECCLES & BUNGAY NAVIGATION: Shares on application at bankers at Beccles, Bungay, Diss,

 
WORLINGHAM: James Shaw.
Nor Merc 7 Feb 
Newspapers 1800-1829 
David Lindley, May 2004 
 
17

Eye, etc
BECCLES BALL: Fridayt 27th of March. Capt Beauchamp Proctor & R Farr, RN, Stewards.

1818
1818

Nor Merc 21 Mar 
Nor Merc 18 Apr 

PORTREEVE: Portreeve sworn into Office, ushered in with the greatest joy, with flags flying, guns
firing, garlands and flowers in every direction, which made the old Town have the appearance of 50

years ago: Rows of Country Visitors made it a day of bustle and trade. Gents dine with W Oswald,
Portreeve, put song to words.  Economy the Order of the Day.  We wish that the Gents of property

would set example by disbursing a little among Trade & interest of the Town they live in.
Parishioners  agree to publish names  of persons receiving out-door Parochial Relief,  about  130.  81
over 60. (but to distinguish the really Poor from “political Poor”)

 
 

1818
1818

FIRE at the Bear & Bells, Stables & Out-houses. 5 Horses died. Subs to raise £200.
SALE  of  FURNITURE  by  S  Crowe  at  Beccles  of  Furniture  late  Mrs  Keddington  ...  quantity  of
orange & lemon trees. At White Lion:-

Nor Merc 9 May 
Nor Merc 6 Jun 
 
 

SALE of new-built HOUSE, 6 Sleeping Rooms, Dairy, Stabling for 3 Horses, Workshop, Saw-Pit for
Carpenter or a Wheelwright. James Hardy, proprietor.
SERMON: by Rev R Rede Cooper: in  Beccles Church to Friendly  Society who then processed to

1818
Nor Merc 11 Jul 

Assembly Room.
DANCING: Noverre & Lambert at Beccles & Loddon on Thursday
REGATTA: Beccles  Water Frolic: “The shores  vied with fashion  and  beauty from the Town  and

1818
1818

Nor Merc 18 Jul 
Nor Merc Aug 

vicinity and also many barges fitted up for the occasion. Start at 1. Three heats (won by The Bures,
Mr Buck) The private Match for £5 (won  by  Shannon, Capt Hart) Then Rowing Matches. Beccles
Band, handbells etc. in different boats.

1818
1818

Nor Merc 29 Aug 

BECCLES RACES: Stewards: HN Burroughs & WA Shuldham
EDUCATION:  Mrs  Mannell   impressed   with   the   liveliest   gratitude   towards   those   parents   &
Guardians, who for so many years  have  confided their  children & wards to  her  care,  announces to

Ipswich Journ 5 Sep  

them  her  intention  of declining her  School  at Michaelmas  in favour  of her present  assistant Miss
Money; for whom she solicits their patronage, being conscious she will by her undeviating attention

to the welfare of her Pupils, merit every favour conferred.
 
 

Miss Money: The Course of Education will consist of English, French, Geography, History, Writing
& Arithmetic, Needlework in its various branches, Music, Drawing & Dancing by approved Masters.
Wanted an Assistant capable of teaching English Language grammatically, Plain & Fancy Work.

 
 

 
 

[Miss Mannell is listed as occupant of 27 Ballygate from 1804-1821. Miss Money does not appear.]
ANGEL INN: Edward Iffe (late waiter at the King’s Head) Begs  leave to inform his Friends & the
Public, that  he has taken the Angel Inn  in that Town, and  assures them, that  no  exertion shall  be

1818
Ipswich Journ 7 Nov 

wanting to render their accommodation comfortable.
BALL at BECCLES for the Benefit of the Parish Schools, in the Assembly Room.
Stewards: Charles Barclay & Rev B Bence on Monday 16th; 6s/6d Tea, etc

1818
 

Nor Merc 7 Nov 

 
 

 
1818
 

Markland’s Fine Ale & Brown Stout; the best spirits that can be procured & good Stabling for Horses  
SALE by Sam Crowe at the White Lion (under a conveyance for the Benefit of Creditors)
LOT 1: Newly erected brick & tile Messuage in Northgate in the occupation of James Last, Miller,

Ipswich Journ 14 Nov 
 

with Granary, Stable & other convenient outbuildings and Yard. 2 Gardens, & Wharf extending about
40 yards next the River Waveney. The Messuage comprises a small Vestibule, 2 Parlours, Counting
House,  store  room,  Kitchen  &  scullery  on  the  ground  floor.  3  Bed  Chambers  on  second  floor  &

Attics. Good for Mercantile business: Beautiful view of Gillingham  Fen & Turnpike to  Yarmouth.
Also  a Cottage  adjoining, in the occupation of George Youell. Freehold.  Land Tax  £1. Possession,
except Cottage, on completion. [Premises later the Brewery site]

 
 

LOT 2: Messuage  & Baking Office in full trade  adjoining  Lot 1  in  occupation of Roger Taylor  &
Robert Neech, also Freehold. Land Tax 10s. Particulars of Mr Bohun.
SALE  of  FURNITURE:  James  Last’s  Household  Furniture,  including  God  Mahogany  Chests  of

1818
Ipswich Journ 14 Nov 

Drawers, Bureau, Writing Desks & Bookcase.
BECCLES SAVINGS BANK: Meeting at Town Hall to establish under late Act of Parliament.

1818
1818

Nor Merc 21 Nov 

WOMBELL’S CIRCUS at Norwich, will proceed to Yarmouth & Beccles, Bungay & Lynn.
CONGREGATION of Presbyterian Chapel  at Beccles so  numerous that it was with difficulty seats

Nor Merc 19 Dec 
1818
Nor Merc 18 Dec 

could be procured ... Sermon on Queen Charlotte, deceased, by I Sloper.
EDUCATION: Assembly Benefit Parish School at King’s Head. (Assembly Room being repaired)

1818
1818

Nor Merc 26 Dec 

SALE  of  FURNITURE:  Sale  by  Sam  Crowe  of  Household  Furniture  late  Thomas  Sadd,  at  his
premises.

Ipswich Journ 28 Dec 
NEWSPAPERS 1819
1819

BECCLES ASSEMBLY for Benefit  of  Parish  Schools  at the King’s Head (Assembly Room beng
repaired) 8th of January, 7s. Stewards: Cranston Bacon & Rev Charles Penrice

Nor Merc 2 Jan 

1819
1819

EDUCATION: Free School Beccles under Mr Burrows: Boarders & Day Pupils.
ADVERTISEMENT:  T  Woodroffe,  Beccles  Builder,  Surveyor,  etc.,  has  taken  his  son,  Thomas

Nor Merc 9 Jan 
Ipswich Journ 13 Feb 
Newspapers 1800-1829 
David Lindley, May 2004 
 
18

Woodroffe,   junior   into   Partnership;   experience   in  the  Metropolis  &   other  parts   of   England.
Accustomed to Organ Building..

1819

DRAWING LESSONS: JB Crome resumes  attendance: Beccles & Bungay on Mondays; Yarmouth
on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

Nor Merc 23 Jan 

1819
 

SALE by Private Contract [sale of Edward Arnold, the younger]
LOT  1  Substantial  Freehold  Messuage  in  Northgate,  in  good  repair  in  the  occupation  of  Daniel

Ipswich Journ 13 Feb 
 

Smith,  currier,  tenant  from  year  to  year.  2  Parlours,  Shop,  Counting  Room  adjoining,  Kitchen,  2
Cellars, 5 Chambers, 3 Warehouses, Drying Sheds, good Garden etc.
LOT 2: Two Freehold Messuages in Northgate in the occupation of Mrs Turner, Sam Jones, Widow

 
 

Hindes & Widow Borrett, tenants from year to year £18 -7s
LOT 3:  Spacious  Shop  in the Market Place, Copyhold  of the Manor of Beccles,  in occupation  of
Thomas Primett, butcher, tenant from year to year

 
 

 
 

 
 

LOT 4: Freehold Barn & 4 acres of Land adjoining Ravensmere
LOT 5: Two pieces of arable Land near Swine’s Green 18a 1r 27p of which 4a 3r are Copyhold of the
Manor of Beccles. 1a 2r of Rosehall Manor

 
 

LOT  6:  Pasture  Land  in  Fair  Close  Copyhold  of  the  Manor  of  Beccles  1a  2r;  Barn  &  Lands  in
occupation of Mr Arnold, the Proprietor.
INSURANCE: Equitable Insurance Office: Sadd at Beccles

1819
1819

Nor Merc 20 Mar 

INSURANCE: Norwich Insurance Office: Abraham Clarke
CHURCH  SERMON preached  at  Beccles  Parish  Church  by  Rev  Warwell  Fenn  of  Opton  before
Apollo Lodghe of Free Masons ... music, anthems, etc. Dined at White Lion.

Nor Merc 20 Mar 
1819
Nor Merc 3 Jul 
1819

EDUCATION: Free  School, Beccles. A  very  healthy & pleasant  situation. Mr Burrows.  Vacation
terminates.  Terms  for  Boarders  under  10,  25  gns;  Above  10,  30  gns.  Entrance  1  gn.  System  of
Instruction liberal & domestic department embraces every comfort & Gentlemanly accommodation.

Nor Merc 3 Jul 
1819

BECCLES  RACES:  Ordinaries;  Race  Ball  on  Tuesday  Evening;  Plays  each  evening  at  the  New
Theatre. Chipperfield’s Apollo Gardens; Cocking as usual; S Cattermole, Clerk of the Course.

Nor Merc 7 Aug 
1819

EXHIBITION  of  NORWICH  ARTISTS:  Annual  Exhibition:  “Mr  Cooper’s  animals  are  in  his
accustomed style of spirit & force. We cannot say more.”

Nor Merc 14 Aug 
1819

BECCLES   NEW   THEATRE:   “A   Gent.   who   passed   through   Beccles   informed   us   that   the
Corporation have re-built one of the most splendid Assembly Rooms in Norfolk or Suffolk & the new

Nor Merc 14 Aug 

Theatre will be opened the Race Night.”
CREDITORS: James Baker, Grocer & Haberdasher
SALE:  by Henry Baxter (under a Deed of Assignment of Creditors) All the Household  Effects  of

1819
1819

Ipswich Journ 14 Aug   
Ipswich Journ 14 Aug   

James Baker, Grocer & Haberdasher
ALSO his Dwelling House: Old Established concern in Market Place [16 New Market] Buildings in
excellent repair. Particulars Mr Tiptod.

 
 

1819
 

Ipswich Journ 10 Oct   

SALE: Eligible Freehold Dwellings. Sale by Zachariah Bullen at the King’s Head
LOT 1: Excellent Tenement or Cottage: Kitchen, 2 Chambers, washhouse, 2 Gardens, 16 rods; fruit
trees. Occupied by John Killett, the Proprietor. Lies between two Streets; suitable for building.

 
 
 

LOT  2:  Cottage  adjoining;  same  rooms;  Garden  4  rods;  in  occupation  of  William  Wright,  yearly
tenant.
LOT 3 Cottage near the above; 6 rods; in occupation of Samuel Wigg.

 
 

 
 

All erected within the last 12 years. Near the lower end of Bridge Street {Ravensmere]
MUSIC: Mr Pymar  having  for some time  given lessons  in Norwich  under the  first patronage,  his
intention is of extending his professional practice of teaching. Pianoforte playing. Thorough Bass &

1819
Nor Merc 16 Oct 

singing in that city. White Swan, St Peter’s
QUARTER SESSIONS at Beccles. Edward Ward for stealing a pair of sheets, the property of Isaac
Ball, victualler: Imprisoned for 6 months.

1819
Ipswich Journ 23 Oct 

1819
1819

BANKRUPT: Charles Martin
SALE by William Seaman (assignees of the Estate of Charles Martin, bankrupt)

Ipswich Journ 30 Oct 
Ipswich Journ 30 Oct 
 
 

Freehold Messuage  and  Shop, with Double Front  abutting  Smallgate & Old Market.  Shop: 4 low
Rooms, Chambers, Cellar,  Yard & outhouses  occupied by Thomas Collins & several tenants. Term

for a Year. Yearly Rent £9.
WANTED immediately, a steady & industrious man as Tallow Chandler, who will go out with a Cart

1819
Ipswich Journ 30 Oct 

& make himself useful as occasion requires. To Isaac Baker, Grocer, Beccles.
BECCLES 1st SUBSCRIPTION BALL on 1 December. Stewards: Cranston Bacon & Richard Farr.
Tickets to Non-Subscribers: 7s

1819
Nor Merc 13 Nov 

1819
1819

CREDITORS: Deed of assignment: Mr Browne, Woollen & Linen Draper.
SALE:  Dwelling  house  &  Premises  in  the  occupation  of  Mr  Browne,  Woollen  &  Linen  Draper,
Beccles, to be sold (also his furniture, etc.) under Deed of Assignment. Liberty of taking water from

Nor Merc 11 Dec 
Nor Merc 11 Dec 
the Pump upon the adjoining premises. In the New Market. To be sold by auction.
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1820
1820

BECCLES 2nd SUBSCRIPTION BALL: Stewards: TS Gooch, MP & Thomas Far
DANCING: Noverre & Lambert at Beccles & Loddon on Thursdays.

Nor Merc 1 Jan 
Nor Merc 22 Jan 
1820

MARRIED:  Philip  Dickerson,  Baptist  Minister  at  Rattlesden  to  Isabella  Crowe,  daughter  of  Sam
Crowe, auctioneer of Beccles.
FORGERY: Three men passing forged Bank Notes caught at Beccles

Nor Merc 22 Jan 

1820
1820

Nor Merc 22 Jan 

DANCING: Mr Steel at Beccles & Lowestoft on Fridays
DIED at Russell  Square, London, Martha, wife of W Godbold,  Esq, eldest daughter of  late  Samuel
Creed, Gent, of Beccles.

Nor Merc 29 Jan 
1820
Nor Merc 4 Mar 

1820
1820

NORWICH INSURANCE: Beccles: NW Clarke
EQUITABLE ASSURANCE: Beccles: Sadd

Nor Merc 18 Mar 
Nor Merc 25 Mar 
NEWSPAPERS 1821

1821
 

Ipswich Journ 6 Jan   

SALE at the King’s Arms, Halesworth: Independent Public Houses
LOT 13: The White Lion Inn at Beccles, with large Coach House & extensive Stables attached

 
 

 
 

LOT 14: A piece of Garden Ground at Beccles opposite the back gate of the White Lion
LOT 15: A Bowling Green & Public Gardens at Beccles, with a Piece of Ground now cultivated as a
Nursery & well-planted, containing 1a 1r 1p or thereabouts.

 
1821
Ipswich Journ 6 Jan   

GAOL: Beccles Bridewell: Petitions  against spending much  money  on Beccles Bridewell. Quarter
Sessions:  resolved  only  changes  that  were  absolutely  necessary.  Have  been  looking  at  alternative

plans for two years. Further consideration of alterations postponed till Michaelmas Session.
GAOL: Because of the rumours  about the  costs  of altering the Building  at Beccles Bridewell, have

1821
Ipswich Journ 29 Jan   

been wrongly circulated, the costs since 1800 are given by the 4 Magistrates of Wangford:
Feb 1802

 
 

 
 

Paid Norman for repairs of Beccles Bridewell 
 

 
 

£24 - 18 - 9
 

Jan 1803
Jan 1803
Jan 1805
From 1806 

Paid Mr Sandys, the Architect 
Paid Springhall & others
Paid Norman & Others 
Tradesmen’s bills as per Architect’s accounts 

 
 
 

£14
£75 - 11 - 9
£19 - 10 - 4d 1/2d
 

- 14 - 6

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

£4723
-
18 - 11

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Paid Architect’s bill 
Paid purchase money for Land 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

£321 - 17 - 0
£11 - 5 - 4

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Paid Fine fees & Expenses of conveying same to Magistrates
Paid Hall for superintending the Work 
 

£8 - 1 - 0
£60 - 10- 11
£5046 - 10 - 11

 
 

 
 

 
 
TOTAL
 

1821
 

SALE: To Linen & Woollen Drapers: To be disposed of in Beccles:
The Premises & Stock of an excellent old established Business in the above line. Half the Purchase
Money of the Estate may remain on Security. Letters post paid J Cole, Beccles.

Ipswich Journ 10 Feb 
 

1821
 

Ipswich Journ Feb   

Freehold Estate to be sold by RB Jarman at the White Lion:
All that brick & tiled Dwelling House in two Tenements, with walled-in Yard: consisting of a Shop,
Keeping Room, Kitchen, 2 Chambers & Attic;  in the  occupation of Francis Beane. The  other part

 

consists  of  Keeping  Room.  Kitchen,  wash  house,  2  Chambers  &  Attic,  in  the  occupation  of  Mrs
Brooks.
BANKRUPTCY hearing against Robert Oswald, Tanner, Dealer & Chapman

1821
 
1821

Ipswich Journ 21 Feb   
 

BANKRUPTCY hearing against Robert Chapman, Iron Founder, Dealer & Chapman
EDUCATION:

Miss Money begs leave to inform her Friends & the Public that she intends at Lady
Ipswich Journ 21 Feb 

Day next to Open a Boarding & Day School for the reception of Young Ladies. Her plan comprises
Plain & Fancy Needlework, Writing & Arithmetic, the English & French Languages Grammatically.

Geography. Music, Drawing  & Dancing by  approved Masters. Terms for Boarders  20 Guineas per
Annum.

1821

SALE: Tanners: To be Sold or Let, with immediate possession: A good Dwelling House, large Tan
Yard & all necessary outbuildings situate in Beccles where a creditable Trade has been carried on.
DIED; on Thursday at Beccles aged 63, Mrs Dykes, wife of Philip Dykes, Esq of that Town.

Ipswich Journ 21 Feb 

1821
1821

Ipswich Journ 10 Mar   
Ipswich Journ 10 Mar   

CREDITORS of Robert Chapman to receive first & final payment of 4s 9d in the £. Apply William
Crisp.
TO BE LET: with possession at Michaelmas next or sooner if required.

1821
 

Ipswich Journ 31 Mar   
 

A  Mansion  House  in  Beccles  with  Coach  House  &  other  buildings.  Vinery,  Garden,  Lawn  &
Plantations: comprising 5 acres within a paled fence, in the occupation of Capt Browne.
ALSO Farm in Barnby containing 330 acres, occupied by Charles Howard.

 
1821

 
Ipswich Journal Apr 

SALE:  William  Lee  Pierson,  wine  spirit,  hop  &  seed  merchant.  He  has  declined  the  business  in
favour  of Mr James Boyden, who  has purchased the stock  of  choicest wines, spirits,  ales  London
bitter, hops etc.

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1821
Ipswich Journ 7 Apr   

BALL: Beccles Ball will be held on Wednesday, April 25th 1821. Ladies’ Tickets 5s; Gentlemen’s
Tickets 7s; E Bacon, Esq, FW Farr, Esq; Stewards

1821
Ipswich Journ 14 Apr   

DIED Yesterday se’ennight died suddenly at the Crown Inn,  Stamford  on  his way to  Scotland, Mr
Charles Brightly, printer of Bungay, aged 59.

1821
1821

AUCTIONEER: Robert Oswald, Beccles, begins business as Auctioneer & Appraiser
LOTTERY TICKETS: Sold at S Cattermole, Bookseller, Beccles.

Nor Merc 21 Apr 
Nor Merc 21 Apr 

1821
1821

DEATH OF JOHN CROME: Account of his life
SALE: sold by private contract: The freehold MANSION situate in Northgate Street, Beccles, in the
occupation of Cranston Bacon, Esq, the proprietor, with walled-in garden and greenhouse at the back,

Nor Merc 28 Apr 
Ipswich Journ 19 May 

and  another walled-in  garden  containing  about an acre of  land  across the said street in front of the
Mansion, next the River Waveney, well planted with fruit trees. Also about five acres of pastureland
across Ravensmere Street, opposite the back of the Mansion and over which, an extensive view from

the east windows is commanded to Lowestoft and into Norfolk. Also a very valuable assortment of
building materials. Apply Mr Bohun, solicitor.
SUDBURY:  SALE  of  WIFE:  Last  week  a  disgraceful  circumstance  occurred  at  Sudbury:  Henry

1821
Ipswich Journal 19 May 

Frost,  a weaver, sold  his wife  (with the customary practice  of  a halter tied round her neck) to  one
Robert  Whitting  for  1s  6d;  but  the  bargain  being  offensive  to  a  number  of  females  present,  they
would have given the new Bridegroom a summary chastisement had he not taken shelter in a cottage,

but  into  which  they  pursued  him,  and  he  was  obliged  to  make  his  escape  by  jumping  out  of  the
chamber window.
ADVERTISEMENT:  Coal,  Timber  &  Deal   Establishment,  Old  Market   Staithe,  Beccles:  John

1821
Ipswich Journal  26 May 

Stanford most respectfully etc., that he is appointed Agent to the above concern & that they may be
supplied with coals, timber, deals & lath of the best quality at the regular port prices.
BECCLES  RACES:  will  be  on  Tuesday  &  Wednesday  the  24th  &  25th  July  next:  Hon  Colonel

1821
Ipswich Journal 26 May 

Woodehouse & Edward Gooch, Stewards. Samuel Cattermole, Clerk of the Course.
MILITIA: List of men who have not joined East Suffolk Regt of Militia for training. If apprehended,

1821
Ipswich Journ 2 Jun 
20s Reward:  

John Botson  19  5ft 10 ins  joined 21 Jan 1821  Beccles 
James Fox       19  5ft 6 ins    joined  6 Jan  1821  Beccles

 
1821
1821

 

 
ADVERTISEMENT: W Buck, Upholsterer intends to add business of Appraiser & Auctioneer
SALE of FURNITURE by W Buck: Genuine household Furniture of WL Pearson, Brandy Merchant,

 
Ipswich Journal 2 Jun 
Ipswich Journal 2 Jun 

Beccles. ALSO a Modern Gig with lamps & cushions complete.
SALE: Sam Crowe to sell at Beccles: eligible situation for a genteel family, manufactory or trade in
New Market Place, Beccles

1821
Ipswich Journal 2 June  
 
 

LOT 1: A NEW & genteel freehold messuage situated on the Plains in Beccles, comprising a good
sized Parlour, Drawing Room, 7 Bedrooms, Kitchen & other convenient offices in  the occupation of
Mrs Harmer, the proprietor.

 
 

LOT 2: An excellent three stalled stable with hay chamber over & enclosed yard in front, now in the
occupation of Mr S Walker, together with a Coach House adjoining.
LOT  3:  An  extensive  range  of  Warehouses,  with  chambers  over  the  same,  commonly  called  the

 
 

Cockpit , well adapted to a manufactory, or convertible into Cottages. All Freehold.
SALE:  Sam  Crowe  to  sell  at  Beccles  new  &  genteel  Messuage  occupied  by  Mrs  Harmer,  the
Proprietor; 3 stalled Stable, range of Warehouses commonly called the Cockpit.

1821
Norwich Chronicle 16 Jun 

1821
1821

BECCLES AGENT for London Genuine Tea Co: Cattermole
SALE:  WESTON: To be sold  by  Samuel Crowe: The Building Materials of part  of  Weston Hall,
lately taken  down,  comprising  a considerable number of  good bricks,  girders, rafters, floor boards,

Nor Merc 16 Jun 
Ipswich Journal 23 June  

joists, window frames, doors, stairs, mouldings, marble & stone chimney pieces, scantlings, etc.
SHIPMEADOW HOUSE of  INDUSTRY: AGM. Those wishing to supply the House (including ...
hempen cloth)

1821
Ipswich Journal 23 June  

1821
1821

Ipswich Journal 30 June  

INSURANCE: Provident Life Office: Beccles Agent: S Cattermole
INSURANCE: Equitable Assurance: Beccles Agent: Mr Baker

Ipswich Journal 30 June  

1821
1821

Ipswich Journal 30 June  

INSURANCE: Phoenix Fire Office: Beccles Agent: Henry S Davey
INSURANCE: Amicable Insurance Office: Beccles Agent: George Bobbett

Ipswich Journal 30 June  

1821
1821

Ipswich Journal 30 June  

ADVERTISEMENT: London Genuine Tea Company: Beccles Agent: S Cattermole
LOTTERY: The Most/ Magnificent Scheme/ Ever Known with so few Tickets/ All to be Drawn on

Ipswich Journal 30 June  

10th July/ 17th & 21st of July/ A Grand Prize of £24,000, £16,000 etc. Whole Ticket £17 - 19s & by
a  sixteenth  11  shillings  ...  Tickets  &  Shares  are  also  selling  by  following  Agents:  Beccles:  S
Cattermole.

1821
 

Ipswich Journal 14 Jul  

SALE: by Auction on Monday 6th August, at the King’s Head, Beccles:
All that very compact & convenient Dwelling House & premises in the centre of the Market & Port
Town of Beccles, with a walled-in Garden & a Stable, in the occupation of Mr William Burt, tailor &

 
draper.  The  House  besides  cellar  &  vaults  comprises  in  front  an  excellent  shop  with  spacious
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windows, & at the back a keeping room, Kitchen & other domestic offices; on the first floor a Sitting
Room, 14ft by 20 ft and an excellent Bedroom, with three others & on the upper storey 5 Bedrooms.

 
 

 
 

ALSO a neat red Double Cottage adjoining, behind the above.
ALSO  a  piece  of  Ground  on  the  Cliff  with  a  shed  thereon.  The  above  form  a  very  respectable

property & a most excellent situation for trade.
CELEBRATION of CORONATION at Beccles: A bullock roasted; the Cavalry met  & fired; Ten

1821
Nor Merc 21 Jul 

barrels of beer distributed; a Dinner of the Corporation & Inhabitants at the King’s Head.
CELEBRATION of the CORONATION: Children of the Sunday School attended Divine Service &
were afterwards regaled on the Bowling Green with cakes & ale, being attended by the Rector, Curate

1821
Nor Merc 28 Jul 

& Churchwardens.
BECCLES  RACES  1821:    On  Tuesday  July  24th:  A  Sweepstake  of  Five  Guineas  each,  with  25
Guineas  added  by the Town, for  all  ages.  -- To start  at the Distance Post, &  go twice round the

1821
Ipswich Journal 31 Jul  

Course. On the same day, the Gentlemen’s Purse  of  £50. To start  at the Distance Post &  go twice
round the Course. A Hunter’s Stake carrying 11 Stone each - The second Horse to have the Entrance
Money.

 
 

On Wednesday the 25th, the Town Plate of £50 for all ages. To start at the Distance Post & go twice
round the Course. The winner of either Sweepstake or Plates, to be sold for 300 Gns, if demanded etc.
A Hunter’s Stake, the Second Horse to have the Entrance Money. To start each day precisely at one

o’clock.
Ordinaries, Assemblies, Plays & Chipperfield’s Gardens as usual.
Admittance to the Stewards Stand 2 Shillings each. To left hand ditto 1 shilling each.

 
 

 
 

 
1821

 

A Main of Cocks will be fought between Norfolk & Suffolk at the White Horse Inn.
CORONATION  CELEBRATIONS  at  Beccles:  A  Bullock  roasted;  The  Cavalry  met  &  fired.  10
barrels of Beer distributed. A Dinner of the Corporation & Inhabitants at the King’s Head.

Nor Merc 21 Jul 
1821

EDUCATION: SUNDAY SCHOOL Children attended Divine Service & were afterwards regaled on
the Bowling Green with cakes and ale, being attended by the Rector, Curate & Churchwardens.

Nor Merc 28 Jul 
1821
Ipswich Journal 11 Aug  

CREDITORS: Jeremiah Taylor, Debtors & Creditors, of Beccles, Butcher. Claims  and  demands to
William Grimmer  of Toft Monks, or John Debenham  of  Ellough. Assignees  of his  Estate or to Mr

Bohun, solicitor, on or before 15 August, on which day a dividend will be declared.
EAST SUFFOLK ASSOCIATION . Annual Meeting of Noblemen & Gentlemen associated for the

1821
Ipswich Journal 25 Aug  

Protection of Landed Property will be held at the Bell Inn, Saxmundham on Monday 27 August at 2
o’clock. NB Dinner at 3 o’clock  Robert Sparrow, Esq, Henry  Bence Bence.
ARCHDEACON’S  VISITATION,  1821:  Notice  given  to  Churchwardens  that  Rev  Henry  Denny

1821
Ipswich Journal 8 Sep  

Berners, Archdeacon of Suffolk will hold his next General Visitation at Beccles for the Deaneries of
Wangford & Lothingland on Tuesday 18 September.
LICENSING ALEHOUSES: Magistrates acting in and for the Hundred of Wangford give notice that

1821
Ipswich Journal 8 Sep  

they will meet at the King’s Head Inn, Beccles on Saturday 15 September & Tunn’s Inn, Bungay on
Thursday  20  September  at  11  o’clock  for  the  purposes  of  authorising  persons  to  keep  Common
Alehouses  or  Victualling  Houses.  Magistrates  give  notice  they  shall  be  very  particular  as  to  the

character & conduct of persons applying for licences: and that no person will be allowed to be bound
for more than two Alehouse Keepers.  EC Sharpin, Clerk top Magistrates.
SHIPMEADOW HOUSE of INDUSTRY: Directors & Acting Guardians of the Poor, meeting at the

1821
Ipswich Journal  Sep  

White Lion  on Wednesday 3 October at 10 o’clock. Persons willing to supply until Christmas next
with good Steer Beef & wether Mutton, household flour, white wheat meal, malt unground, oatmeal,
salt, soap, sugar,  candles & other Grocery  goods & likewise with Hempen Cloth, drapery  goods &

neats leather shoes ... to send proposals.
BECCLES SAVINGS BANK: The general Meeting of the Trustees & Managers will be held at the
King’s Head Inn, Beccles on Saturday 6 October, 1821

1821
Ipswich Journal 8 Sep  

1821
1821

LOTTERY Agent for Beccles: S Cattermole, bookseller.
TO BE LET: A neat House with Yard, Garden & Outpremises, fit for the residence of a small family

Nor Merc 15 Sep 
Ipswich Journal 6 Oct  

situate on the Plains, lately occupied by a Lady, deceased. For particulars apply Mr Cole, Beccles.
SALE in WORLINGHAM: Robert Oswald to sell premises of James Boyden. Farm goods for sale.

1821
1821
1821

Ipswich Journal 6 Oct  
Ipswich Journal 6 Oct  

SUFFOLK SESSIONS at Beccles, Monday 15 October, 1821.
To Linen  &  Woollen Drapers. To  be sold with possession  on  Lady Day  next, An  old  established

Ipswich Journal 20 Oct 

SHOP  &  PREMISES  (Freehold  &  Land  Tax  redeemed)  now  in  the  occupation  of  Mr  Cole  of
Beccles, in which the above trade has been carried on upwards of fifty years.
The Stock may be taken at valuation at the option of the purchaser. For particulars apply to Mr Cole

 
 

who will show the premises. The entire stock is now selling at very reduced prices.
TO BE LET with immediate possession. A house in Beccles, pleasantly situate in the centre of the
Town, fit for a small genteel family; comprising entrance hall, parlour, kitchen, three good bedrooms,

1821
Ipswich Journal  Nov 
cellars, garden and other conveniences, late in the occupation of Mr. Higham. The rent and taxes are
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moderate.  and  a  gig  house with stable adjoining, may  go with the house if required. Apply to Mr
Cuddon,  conveyancer,  Beccles,  of  whom  may  be  had  several  sums  from  £100  to  £200  or  ample

mortgages for a term of years.
BALL: Beccles first  Subscription Ball will be held on Thursday, December 6th, 1821.  Sir  Edmund

1821
Ipswich Journal  17 Nov 

Bacon, Bart & C Barclay, Esq, Stewards.
SALE of SHEETS: To be sold by Samuel Crowe & Son at the King’s Head, Beccles on Wednesday

1821
Ipswich Journal  17 Nov 

21 November: 60 pairs of excellent new Holland, Russia & Flanders Linen Sheets, which are to be
sold without reserve, in lots of one pair each.
GELDESTON SALE: of Farming Stock of James Denny.

1821
1821

Ipswich Journal  24 Nov 
Ipswich Journal  8 Dec 

SHIPMEADOW HOUSE of INDUSTRY: Persons who intend to apply for the situation of Governor
should send proposals & certificate of character to me at Beccles by 19 December; and such persons
are desired to attend a Previous Meeting at the said House on Friday 21st of December at 11 o’clock

for  the  purpose  of  answering  questions  as  may  be  then  put  to  them.  George  Bobbett,  Clerk  to
Directors & Acting Guardians.
BALL:  Beccles   Second   Subscription  Ball  will   be  held   on  Monday  7th   of  January,  1822.  JJ

1821
Ipswich Journal  22 Dec 

Bedingfield & MW Cerfat, Esq, Stewards.
NEW COACH: Yarmouth & Ipswich New Day Coach. Leaves King’s Head, Yarmouth Mon, Wed &
Fri  mornings  at  10  am,  through  Beccles,  Halesworth,  Yoxford,  Saxmundham,  Wickham  Market,

1821
Ipswich Journal  29 Dec 

Woodbridge to Hedge’s Coach Office, Cornhill, Ipswich & to the Griffin Inn, whence it returns Tues,
Thurs, Sat mornings at 8 o’clock.
Proprietors Thomas Carter & Co who will not be accountable for parcels lost if above the value of £5,

 
 

unless entered as such, & paid for accordingly.
This coach also books passengers & parcels  direct for  London, which are forwarded  by Hedges  &
Boyce’s, Ipswich Night Coach at 8 o’clock to the Spread Eagle, Church Street, London from where it

 
 

returns every evening at 8 o’clock.
The above Coach will be found a comfortable & pleasant conveyance, particularly to those who do

 
 

not  like  the  fatigue  or  whose  business  does  not  urge  them  to  perform  the  whole  journey  from
Yarmouth to London in one day, having the choice of Four Coaches every morning from Ipswich to

London, viz 8, 9, 10, 12 where places may be regularly booked by timely application.
TO BE LET: To Grocers: To be Let & entered upon Lady Day next: A very desirable House & Shop

1821
Ipswich Journal  29 Dec 

situate in the Market Place, Beccles. The Stock, which is small with the fixtures to be taken at a fair
valuation. Apply personally to Mr Joseph Roe, the present  occupier, who  has  engaged  in  another
concern.

NEWSPAPERS 1822

1822
1822

ADVERTISEMENT: Lamerts’ Nervous Balsam sold by Norton, Druggist, Beccles
Nor Merc 5 Jan 
Ipswich Journal 12 Jan 

SALE: Auction by Sam Crowe, under deed of assignment for benefit of creditors at King’s Head
Very excellent NEW-BUILT brick and tiled Messuage, with sash front: containing parlour, kitchen,

 
 

dairy and other  convenient offices & six sleeping rooms;  also stabling  for three  horses, workshop,
saw pit, spacious yard, and newly planted garden, containing more than a quarter of an acre of land,

now in the occupation of Mr James Hardy, millwright.
The  above  estate  situate  in  Beccles,  and  in  every  respect  calculated  for  carrying  on  the  trade  of
carpenter or wheelwright. Possession at Lady Day next.

 
 
Ipswich Journal 16 Jan 

1822
 

SALE of LINEN: To be Sold by Auction without Reserve by Samuel Crowe & Sons:
on Saturday 23 February 1822 & the following Monday: At a Large Room at George Crowe’s The
Angel Inn , Beccles

 
 
 

A quantity of large Marseilles Bed Quilts, Holland, Russia & Hambro linen Sheets, Hambro Damask
Table Cloths, Napkins & Towels & other articles. The Sale to begin at 11 & continue to 2, to begin
again at 5 in the afternoon.

Ipswich Journal 16 Jan 
1822

SUFFOLK MILITIA: The Subdivision Meetings for receiving the lists of persons liable to serve in
the Regular & Local Militias, are appointed by a General Meeting of Deputy-Lieutenants, citing in &
for the said County, to be holden the day following.

 
 

Saturday February 23rd, 1822 (for the Sub-Division of Wangford & Mutford & Lothingland) at the
King’s Head, Beccles.
INSURANCE: Royal Exchange Assurance: Robert Adkin, Beccles Agent.

1822
1822

Nor Merc 19 Jan 

DANCING: Mr Steel at Assembly Rooma, Lowestoft, Beccles & Bungay on Fridays
SALE: New HOUSE with workshop, saw-pit etc in occupation of James Hardy, millwright to be sold
at Beccles by Sam Crowe for benefit of creditors.

Nor Merc 19 Jan 
1822
Nor Merc 19 Jan 
1822
Ipswich Journal 21 Jan 

BECCLES ASSOCIATION for PROSECUTING FELONS. AGM on Monday,  4 February 1822  at
King’s Head:

 
 

Beccles: Rev Bence Bence, Thos Farr, Esq, GWB Bohun, Esq, Robert Fiske, Esq, Rev Mr Howman,
Sam Lillistone, William Oswald, William Tiptod, John Crisp, William Crisp, James Cole, HS Davey,

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William  Davey,  Isaac  Baker,  Charles  Chinery,  Job  Smith,  George  Fenn,  John  Mapes,  Robert
Chipperfield, Samuel Arnold, John Norman

 
 

 
 

Barsham Rev Mr Suckling, Thomas Spalding, John Wright
Ringsfield  Thomas Balls, Widow Spalding

 
 

 
 

Geldeston Richard Boon,
Aldeby William Carpenter, William Goddard, Phillip Utton, Esq.

 
Gillingham Sam Shaw

 
 
1822

 
 

Shadingfield John Julians, John Martin
Haddiscoe Rev Mr Ellison
SALE of  STOCK: Highly  important sale of  linen & Woollen drapery  etc.   William Buck  has the  

 
Weston Thomas Bals 
North Cove Richard Gent
Ipswich Journal Feb 

honour to appraise the Public that he has received instructions to submit by auction on Wednesday 20
March & the following days the STOCK IN TRADE  of Mr James Cole, declining business.
RIOTS: Thrshing Machines broken by labourers at Gissing, Burston, Shrimpling (near Diss). A great

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number assembled at Diss. Riot Act Read, 6 leaders apprehended, given bail.
RIOTS: 100 men assembled at Kinnerghall to destroy threshing machines of Mr Bailey. Rev Surtees
of Barham, JP, came & read the Riot Act: eventual dispersal.

1822
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Riot & arson at Eye & vicinity.
SUFFOLK YEOMANRY: First Regiment of Suffolk Yeomanry, Cavalry: The members of Captain
Farr’s  Troop  are  requested  to  meet  at  Beccles  on  Tuesday  19th  of  March  at  10  am  &  the  four

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following days in Field Order
RIOTS: Disturbances in Norfolk. Trials of accused.
DEATH of ROBERT SPARROW of WORLINGHAM HALL. Mentioned in Corporation of Beccles

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Fen Minutes on 13 March 1822: “Respect entertained for the memory of their late Steward, Robert
Sparrow, Esq, and will attend his funeral on Monday next.”
Nor Merc: Beccles Agents: Hambling, Pointer

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Nor Merc 16 Mar 

INSURANCE: Royal Exchange agent, Beccles: Robert Adkin
INSURANCE: County Fire, Beccles agent: S Cattermole

Nor Merc 16 Mar 

1822
 

SALE: To be sold by public auction by Sam Crowe:
LOT 1: The Mansion & premises in Northgate, with walled-in  garden  in  front,  adjoining the River

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Waveney, in the occupation of Cranston Bacon, Esq., the proprietor.
  LOT 2: The piece of Pasture  Land at the back of the above premises  containing  about five  acres,

 
 

also in the occupation of Cranston Bacon.
The Estate is freehold with the exception of a few perches of land at one corner of the garden. May be
viewed by applying at the house, and possession at Michaelmas next.

 
 
 
 

ALSO on the third day of the same month will be sold by auction all the household furniture, bedding
& Co of the said Cranston Bacon, and a large assortment of very valuable building materials.
BALL: Beccles 3rd Subscription Ball will be held on Wed 10 April; Rev Thomas Farr & R Wilson,

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Stewards
RETIREMENT  THANKS:  J  Cole  having  retired  from  business  takes  this  earliest  opportunity  of
returning his most grateful thanks to his many friends who have for so many years honoured him with

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Ipswich Journal 13 Apr 

their  favours  and  assure  them  he  shall  ever  feel  sensible  of  the  very  great  patronage  he  so  long
experienced. 10 April 1822.
LOTTERY TICKETS: (two prizes £20,000 etc), S Cattermole, bookseller, agent.
QUARTER  SESSIONS: At Beccles Quarter  Sessions: John Balls was  found  guilty of  stealing six
hogs of the value of £6 the property of Thomas Farr, Esq of Weston. 7 years transportation.

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NORFOLK & NORWICH SOCIETY for Educating the Poor in Principles of the Established Church:
120 Schools, 5,600 children.
ARSON ATTACKS: Account of executions for firing hay-stacks of Noah Peak & George Fortis of
Diss. Exhortations, etc.
ARSON ATTACKS: At a meeting  of the  Lord  Lieutenant, Magistrates,  and Deputy Lieutenants of

Nor Merc 21 Apr 
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Nor Merc 21 Apr 
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the County of Suffolk held at Stowmarket, on Saturday the 20th day of April 1822 for the purposes of
taking into consideration the alarming and disgraceful situation in which the county is placed, by the
malicious  spirit  which  has  again  manifested  itself  in  the  destruction  of  property  by  fire  and  for
adoption of such measures, as under existing circumstances may be deemed most decisive, as well as
best adapted to the preservation of property, and to the detention of all persons who have and may be

engaged in such atrocious acts.
54 people present  including Thomas Sherlock Gooch, Esq, MP Declaration unanimously agreed:
“We feel it is  a duty due to humanity to endeavour, in the first place to impress upon the minds of
those wicked and deluded persons who are the immediate objects of the following resolutions, a sense
of the enormity of their conduct.

 
 

 
 

 
 
We therefore call upon these evil-disposed persons to consider that the act of wantonly setting fire
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to  property  is  one  of  the  blackest  and  most  atrocious  crimes  of  which  human  nature  is  capable;
involving in it injury and distress of the most extensive nature both public and private; that it derives
its principle from a  barbarous spirit of revenge, partaking in its nature of the  baseness, cruelty, and
cowardice  of  assassination,  qualities  hitherto  almost  unknown  to  the  British  character;  and  even
should the  ordinary reach  of the  law be  eluded, the  delinquents  cannot fail, sooner or  later, to  be
visited with the never ceasing punishment of a guilty conscience.

 
 

But if neither the precepts of religion, nor the feelings of humanity, can deter such persons from the
perpetration  of such  outrages, we  are  resolved to spare  neither  exertions  nor  expense  in  defending
both our own property and that of our neighbours, against attacks so abominable and atrocious, and
our  best  endeavours  will  be  used  to  wipe  away  the  stain  which  crimes  of  so  base  a  nature  have
brought upon this County, by detecting and bringing to punishment the vile perpetrators of them.

 
 

We recommend , therefore that the appointment of special constables be acted upon in this County,
where it may be found necessary.
SALE: To be sold with immediate possession. A very desirable freehold Dwelling House and shop,
situate in the best part of the New-Market-Place, now in the possession of Mr G Winn, the proprietor,
of whom prices and further particulars may be had. The premises are well adapted for business, or for

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a private family.
Straw Hat manufactory, Beccles
R Barnard  returns her sincere thanks to the ladies  of Beccles  and its vicinity,  for the very liberal
encouragement she  has met with since she  commenced business,  and  begs to  inform them that on
Saturday next, the 11th inst she will have ready for inspection an entire new assortment of Leghorn

1822
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Straw and Chip Bonnets of the most fashionable shapes, and which she is able to offer on the very
lowest terms. May 1822
RACES: Beccles Races will be held on Tuesday &  Wednesday  16th &  17th  July  Stewards:  Lord
Viscount Dunwich, Sir Edmund Bacon S Cattermole, Clerk of the Course.
LOTTERY TICKETS: R Adkin & Co, Booksellers

1822
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Nor Merc 1 Jun 

BECCLES FAIR: 29th of June
WANTED:   immediately  a  coach smith. A  good  hand  may  meet with  employ  by  applying to Mr
Thomas Gilbert, coachmaker, Beccles. An apprentice wanted in the coachmaking. Apply as above
WEATHER, DROUGHT: The continued Drought  has produced  a  very material &  extensive  effect
upon the light Lands .... the growing crops particularly of soft corn are considerably injured. From the

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Barley districts of Norfolk ... and we fear there is no great chance, even if we should have following
showers, of there being  an  average produce for the present year. Upon the stronger  Lands the joint
effect  of  heat  and  drought  are  very  visible,  and  the  crops  of  beans  &  peas  are  likely  to  prove
exceedingly light & defective.
RACES Tuesday 16 July. Stewards: Viscount Dunwich & Sir Edmund Bacon; S Cattermole, clerk.

1822
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Chipperfield’s  Gardens  open;  Cocking  at  White  Horse;  “All  dogs  found  on  the  Course  will  be
destroyed.”
PRICES: Average price of  Corn:  
SALE: Eligible Freehold . Land Tax redeemed. to be SOLD with possession at Michaelmas next.

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Wheat 44 - 7; 
Barley 15 - 10 
Oats 17 - 5
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A large freehold premises, in excellent repair, advantageously situated in the Market Place, where an
extensive business has been carried on for many years in the Drapery Line.

 
 

The Dwelling consists  of  a  large shop,  keeping room, parlour, tea room, kitchen, store  room, five
chambers, five attics etc. Detached are a Wool House, two stalled Stable, Wash House, Cellar laundry
and a walled-in kitchen Garden, now in the occupation of Mr James Cole, the proprietor, to whom for

further particulars application is to be made. If by letter, post paid.
All Persons who stand indebted to Mr Cole, are requested to pay the same to him within one month
from the date hereof.

 
 
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Ipswich Journal 29 Jun 

INQUEST: Last week an Inquest was held at Beccles, before William Hammond, Gent, Coroner, on
the body of John Tatlor,  aged 11 years, whose death was  occasioned by  a large quantity of sand
caving in & falling upon him whilst playing in a pit with other boys. Accidental Death.

1822
Ipswich Journal 29 June 

WEATHER, STORM: On Sunday last about ten in the morning a storm came up which was felt with
great severity in the County. At Herringsell near Mildenhall a distressing calamity occurred _ A flock

of sheep had taken shelter under a tree, & one vivid flash of lightning killed no less than 87 of them.
The Horses in the Telegraph Day Coach were so terrified by the lightning that between Thetford &

 
 

Newmarket they took fright & ran for five miles notwithstanding the exertions of the Coachman, who
was fortunately enabled to keep to the road so that no accident occurred.

1822
Ipswich Journal 29 June 

COACH CRASH: On Sunday afternoon the Phenomena Norwich Coach on its way back to London
met the Coach from London near St Peter’s Church in Sudbury, the most difficult & dangerous part
of the road between Norwich & London. In endeavouring to make sufficient room for each other the

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former Coach overset, one man had his thigh broken, a woman her arm broken & a child hurt in the
head. We are happy to find that not the smallest blame attached to either Coachmen.

1822
Ipswich Journal 13 Jul 

APOLLO  LODGE,  Beccles,  No  569  On  Wednesday,  24  July  1822  the  Bretheren  will  hold  their
Anniversary,  on which  day the Principals of the Royal Arch Chapter  attached to the  Lodge will  be

installed by the Deputy Principal Grand Master & Officers of Norfolk. The Bretheren will proceed in
Masonic order to Church, where a Sermon will be preached by Brother the Rev FJ Howman, Rector

of Hockering, Norfolk, for the benefit of the Beccles Dispensary.
Divine  Service  will  commence  at  two  o’clock.  The  Bretheren  will  Dine  at  the  Assembly  Room.
Tickets 10s each. Dinner on the Table precisely at Five.

 
 

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Ipswich Journal 20 Jul 

BECCLES RACES: (details of who won) “All Dogs found on the course will be destroyed”
The Assembly in the evening was crowded & Quadrilles were kept up with spirit till a late hour. 165
Ladies & Gentlemen graced our elegant room. The Ball was opened with a Country Dance by Lord

 

Dunwich & Mrs Edward Howman.
SUFFOLK SUMMER ASSIZES: Charles Matthews charged with stealing two sheep, the property of
Mr  Primett  of  Beccles  was  found  guilty.  James  Broadway  indicted  for  the  same  offence  was

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acquitted.

 
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(3rd of August: “Capitally convicted & received sentence of Death.”)
SALE: To Braziers and Tinmen: To be SOLD with immediate possession.
A  good  DWELLING  HOUSE,  SHOP  &  Premises  in  the  above  line,  where  an  extensive  trade  is
carried on, situated at the upper end of the Market Place.
The  stock  which  is  fresh  and  good  to  be  taken  at  a  fair  valuation.  Apply  to  Mr  Singleton,  the
proprietor. If by letter, post paid.
MEETING  of  SEWERS:  The  Sewers,  Barsham  Level>  Meeting  to  appoint  Dikereeves  &  other
officers.
SALE  of FARMING STOCK by Sam Crowe & Son at George Crowe’s the Angel Inn on Monday
9th of September and the 5 following days of Live & Dead Farming Stock. Terms: 1s in the £1 on all
stock sold & 3d in the £ only if bought in. NB Good Stabling & large yard for the occasion & good
indoor accommodation.
INNKEEPERS of WANGFORD: Magistrates  appointed Thursday 19  September  at the Tunns  Inn,
Bungay  &  Saturday  21st  September  at  the  King’s  Head,  Beccles,  for  licences.  Each  Innkeeper
recognizance himself in £30, one surety in £20 & two in £10 each -- by new Act of Parliament
SALE:  FARMING  STOCK:  Capital  Farming  Stock,  Dairy  &  Brewing  Utensils,  some  Household
furniture  &  other  effects  of  Thomas  Spalding  of  Barsham  Hall,  near  Beccles  by  John  Reynolds.
Monday 30th September 1822
SAVINGS BANK: The General Meeting  of the Trustees & Managers of the Beccles  Savings Bank
will be held at the King’s Head on Saturday 5 October at 11 o’clock.
DIED at BECCLES: On Wednesday last  after  a long  illness, Mrs Oldring, wife  of Joseph Oldring,
miller & merchant of that Town.
SALE of FARMING STOCK: at Roos Hall, Barsham by Robert Jarman on Tuesday 8th October &
the two following days. Al the valuable & superior Live & Dead Farming Stock of late Robert Rede,
Esq. 19 cart mares & geldings, etc.
Rev ROBERT REDE COOPER of St Mary’s Beccles, Rector of Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk, second son
of Rev Samuel Lovick Cooper, late of Great Yarmouth, in compliance with the will of his late Uncle
will assume the name of Rede only instead of that of Cooper.

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TO BE LET: Elegant MANSION with exclusive right of Sporting & Co, near Beccles
TO BE LET for a term of years.

 
 

 

An elegant  and  newly  erected MANSION called ASHMAN’S in the  immediate neighbourhood  of
Beccles (either newly & costly furnished or unfurnished) together with new and spacious walled-in

Gardens, Hot-houses, pineries & melon pits.; the fruit trees and plants of every description are all of
the choicest kinds and in the highest state of bearing. Also the Manor of Rosehall & Ashman’s with
the exclusive rights of Sporting in extensive coverts and plantations, and over a considerable tract of

land, and royalties belonging to the same manor.
The  Mansion  is  delightfully  situated  upon  an  eminence,  commanding  an  unusually  beautiful  and

 
 

extensive view  of Beccles  and the  surrounding  country. and  is  in  every respect  calculated  for the
residence of a Family of Distinction. London & Bury coaches are daily passing and repassing.

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Ipswich Journal 26 Oct 

TREASURER of IPSWICH DIVISION: Expenditure: Repairs to Bridges & Highways £158-4s-2d
SALE  of  WINE:  Fine  old  Wines  at  Ashmans,  near  Beccles  by  Mr  Cana  upon  the  Premises  on

Ipswich Journal 26 Oct 

Monday 11 November, 1822. The property of Mrs Rede, deceased.
150 dozen Superior Port - part of which has been in bottle 27 years.
30 dozen very fine high flavoured pale sherry. A few dozen 20 years in bottle.

 
 

 
 

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39 dozen Madeira; & Malmsey & Cyprus. 2 dozen liqueurs from cellar of late Thomas Rede
TO BE LET: To Braziers and Tinmen: To be LET and entered upon immediately.
A HOUSE,  SHOP  & Premises  in the  above  line, situated in the Market Place, Beccles, where  an
extensive trade is carried on. The stock which is small & fixtures to be taken at valuation. Apply to
Mr William Singleton
SALE  by George Crowe  on Tuesday 17  and four following  days, on the premises  of Mr William
Singleton of Beccles, brazier, who is changing his residence.
All the furniture and stock in trade as will appear in catalogues to be had in due time before the sale
at the principal Inns in the town and neighbourhood, on the premises and at the Auctioneers, Beccles.
BECCLES 1st SUBSCRIPTION BALL: Stewards: Sir E Bacon & W Cerjat.

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“THE MAN of BUSINESS” SG Lenny. also “Land Agent, Auctioneer & Appraiser of Worlingham”
Nor Merc 11 Jan 
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Ipswich Journal 18 Jan 

QUARTER  SESSIONS, Beccles:  William Wright & John Howell  for stealing two silver watches
from the shop of Mr Jonas Walpole of Beccles were sentenced, the former to two years, & the latter

to one year’s imprisonment in Ipswich Gaol.
BALL:  The  second  Subscription  Ball  on  Tuesday  28th  instant.  W  Schuldham,  Esq  &  E  Gooch,
Stewards

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Mr ABRAHAM CLARKE of Beccles appointed Commissioner for taking special bail in the Courts
of King’s Bench & Common Pleas.

1823
Ipswich Journal  Jan 

RECTOR:  Rev  Hugh  Owen  Instituted  to  the  Rectory  of  Beccles  on  the  Presentation  of  Rt  Hon
Archibald, Earl of Gosford.

1823
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Ipswich Journal  Jan 

WEATHER: The Weather having this week exceeded in coldness any since January 1820.
SUFFOLK MILITIA: The Subdivision Meetings for receiving the lists of persons liable to serve in

Ipswich Journal 22 Feb 

the Regular & Local Militias are appointed by a General Meeting of Deputy Lieutenants: Saturday 1
March: Mutford, Wangford & Lothingland at the King’s Head, Beccles.
RESURRECTION MEN: 3 Men apprehended in Norwich.

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Ipswich Journal 22 Feb 

ESCAPED  from  GAOL:  Five  Pounds  Reward:  Last  night,  or  early  this  morning,  Two  Vagrants,
Irishmen, Jeremiah Sullivan about 34 years of age, dark complexion, about 5ft 7ins high; & Daniel
Plunkett about 30 years  of  age, about 5ft 5ins high, light complexion, escaping with Gaol Dress of

yellow and brown; Sullivan with light green coat & hempen shirt, with two blue stripes in the cloth.
Whoever will apprehend the said vagrants & deliver them to Mr Drewell, keeper of the Gaol, shall
receive the above reward.

 
 
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Ipswich Journal 1 Mar 

SALE of CONTENTS of Ashman’s Hall. 5 Days of Sale. Mansion to be Let for a Term of Years.
ALSO the Manor  of Rosehall & Ashman’s with  exclusive  right  of  Sporting  in  extensive covers  &

 
 

plantation ... abounding with Game.
EXCISE TAX REPEALED partly on: Windows, Male  Servants, Clerks,  Shopmen  etc., 4  Wheeled
Carriages,  2  Wheeled  Carriages,  Tax  Carts,  Ridingon  Drawing  Horses,  Ponies,  Bailiffs’  Horses,
Butchers’ Horses, Horses & Mules in Agriculture or Trade
REPEALING  Whole  Duty  on  Shop  Windows,  Male  Servants  in  Trade  &  Husbandry,  Occasional

1823
Ipswich Journal 1 Mar 
 
 

Gardeners, Tax Carts
LOWER DUTY: Ponies under 13 Hands, Horses used by small Farmers also engaged in Trade.
Rev ROBERT REDE COOPER [REDE]: Verses on Farewell Sermon at Bungay, St Mary.
INSURANCE: Beccles Agent: Royal Exchange Assurance: Robert Adkin
INSURANCE: Beccles Agent: Phoenix: HS Davey

 
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Bury Post 2 Apr 

INSURANCE: Beccles Agent: Suffolk & General: G Bobbett
DIED: A few days since died at Beccles Mrs Martha Sewell, aged 65.
DIED: Thursday se’en night died aged 79 Mr Thomas Stanford, glover.
DIED: Thursday se’en night Mrs Smith, mother of Mrs - at the King’s Head Inn
SOLICITORS MENTIONED: Firm of Messrs Farr & Fiske.

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SALE of  STOCK by Robert Oswald  of Agricultural  Stock: upon the Farm  (near the Mil)  at Toft
Monks, late W Carpenter, Esq.
MARRIAGE: Rev Thomas  Sheriffe, fellow of Magdalene, Oxford to Georgiana,  eldest daughter of
Thomas Farr.
LETTER from Sudbury on annoyance to John Murrells (Vet) by “growls & yawlings” of intoxicated

1823
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Bury Post 2 Apr 

revellers.
BECCLES RACES:  on 29th & 30th of July.
COACH: Norwich, Beccles, Southwold Coach: Tuesday & Saturday (J Martin)
ALSO: Telegraph: Lowestoft, Norwich: Tuesday & Thursday.

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Ipswich Journal 31 May 

CLAIMS on Robert Adkin to Mrs Adkin, widow, or Mr Abraham Clarke
TURNIP SEEDS: John Cuddon of Beccles has on Sale some of the very best Swedish Turnip Seed at
6d a pint, of his own growth, may be had at JC’s House etc.
CATHOLIC CHAPEL at Bungay opens.
EDUCATION: Mrs Abel’s Day & Boarding School will reopen in commodious House opposite the
Town Hall on Tuesday 15th July. Boarders from 15 - 18 Gns pa.

 Nor Merc 14 Jun 

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BECCLES  RACES:  on  Monday  28  July  a  Sweepstake  of  5  sovereigns  each  with  £25  added.
Gentlemen riders,  heats  about 2 miles for  horses that have taken  12 tickets, with fox  hounds, stag
hounds  or  harriers  between  1  of  October  1822  &  1  May  1823,  proved  to  the  satisfaction  of  the
Stewards.
Four year olds to carry 11st, five 11st 7lbs, six and aged 12 st. Mares & geldings allowed 2lbs. The

 
 

winner of one Plate or Sweepstake to carry 3lbs, of two or more 5lbs extra. The winner to be sold for
150 guineas if demanded, in the usual manner. Three Subscribers; & 3 Horses to start, or no race.
Present Subscribers: HN Wilson, Thomas Cay etc.

 
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Bury Post 2 Jul 

BECCLES  LEGAL CASE: Rev Dashwood  v  Garnham, for malicious arrest.Refers to fortune
(£8,000 of Dashwood’s wife). Garnham had supplied Mrs Dashwood with goods valued at £49.

Garnham won
BECCLES RACES: Cocking: [Illustration of?] White Horse, 28 & 29 July. Stewards: Sir C Blois &

1823
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T Cay. Chipperfield’s Gardens
TRIAL of RESURRECTION MEN [see 22 Feb]
INSURANCE: Suffolk & General Amical Insurance: Beccles Agent: George Bobbett.

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Bury Post 23 Jul 

MATCH AT BECCLES: On Thursday 17th July  at Beccles, White  Swan of Henry Cooper, Bowls
Match for £10.
R Crickmer, J Mapes & W Buck - left handed

 
 

 
 

Primett, S Walker, J Pedgrift - right handed
4 pm to 9 pm: 9 games played. Next day at 2 pm 2 more. Left handers won by one game.
“A vast deal of money was sported”. Cooper’s “kindness to numerous spectators etc praised.

 
 

 
 

1823
Bury Post 23 Jul 

BECCLES RACES: Cocking  at White Horse: £5  a Battle & £100 the  odd Battle. “To be fought in
fair silver spurs”.
Several Cricket Matches

 
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Ipswich Journal 26 July 

SALE:  To  be  disposed  of:  A  most  desirable  wholesale  and  retail  business  in  the  above  branches
[Jewellers,  Stationers,  Silversmiths]  together  with  Cutlery,  Haberdashery,  Perfumery  and  Patent
Medicines and a variety of other articles.

 
 

This concern has been established upwards of forty years - its connection is of the first respectability.
The situation is particularly eligible, being in the centre of the Market Place, Beccles, Suffolk, where

an excellent trade was for many years advantageously conducted by Mesdames Horth and Wales. and
lately by Mr Robert Adkin, deceased.

 
 

The premises  consist of  a handsome  SHOP  and  SHOW ROOM, excellent DWELLING HOUSE,
Yard,  and Garden, with  useful outbuildings; the whole to  be  LET with immediate possession. The

stock to be taken at valuation -- any person who can command £1,200 to £1,500 has an opportunity of
employing it in the above concern to great advantage.

 
1823

 
For further particulars apply to Mrs Adkin, Market Place, Beccles.
Ipswich Journal 26 July 

DIED: Monday last died Mr Bond Barwell at Beccles, baker
NORWICH ARTISTS:  Edwin Cooper’s painting of  a Hunter: “regretted he  does not  endeavour to
give some resemblance to Nature in his backgrounds”.

1823
Nor Merc 5 Jul 

1823
 
1823

Ipswich Journal 9 Aug 

TURNPIKE: Little Yarmouth Turnpike to be Let by Auction at King’s Head. Produced last year:
The Brampton Gate  £104
ADVERTISEMENT: S Bardwell, Baker, Beccles. To continue business of her late Husband assisted

 
 
The Gillingham Gate   £160  
EJ Sharpin, clerk
Nor Merc 1 Jun 

by compotent journeymen.
WEATHER:  We  regret the late  heavy rains  have  not  only  considerably  retarded the Harvest, but
being succeeded by hot & close weather have proved in some instances very injurious to the severed

1823
Ipswich Journal 30 Aug 

corn.  We  have seen  Wheat, Barley, & Oats so  much  vegetated  as to  be of little  value ...where the
Corn was fit for carrying in the early part of this week ... hopes were far from being realised.
COALMETER: Mr William Singleton, late of Beccles & brother of Mr John Singleton of this Town

1823
Ipswich Journal 30 Aug 

has been nominated as one of the Coalmeters, in place of Mr Crabb, superannuated
Proprietors  of  Beccles  Coal  Establishment  inform  the  inhabitants  of  Beccles  &  its  vicinity,  they
propose to deliver Coal of the best quality from their Staithe near the Old Market every Monday &

 
 

Friday. Orders addressed to Thomas Turner, Agent Old Market Staithe.
INNKEEPERS of WANGFORD: Licences

1823
1823

Ipswich Journal 18 Sep 
Ipswich Journal 6 Sep 

GAME LICENCES, Beccles: Robert Fiske, Thomas Farr, FW Farr, John Farr (North Cove), Richard
Farr  (North  Cove),  John  Lillistone,  E  Leathes,  Edmund  Sharpin,  (William  &  WA  Schuldham  of

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Marlesford), William Sharpin.
LUNATIC ASYLUM, (Private) at Loddon run by Mr WG Jolley, surgeon.

1823
1823

Ipswich Journal 13 Sep 

BECCLES  GAOL:  A  Tread-Mill   has  been   erected  at  Beccles  by  Mr  Richmond,   engineer  of
Chelmsford, intended for the House of Correction ... advantage of receiving 1 to 9 persons upon it &

Nor Merc 13 Sep 

there  is  a  regular pwer, by which  its velocity may  be more or  less  increased with the smallest or
greatest number upon it ...

1823
Bury Post 13 Sep 

BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: Henry Brightly (stationer) of Bungay fined £5 & bound over for
assault on Job Robinson of Bungay.
INSURANCE: Phoenix Fire Office: Beccles Agent: Henry S Davey.

1823
1823

Ipswich Journal 27 Sep 
Nor Merc 27 Sep 

SAVINGS BANK: Beccles Savings Bank, at King’s Head, Saturday 4 October at 11 am. RI Francis
& EC Sharpin, Secretaries.
LICENSED to INCUMBENCY: Friday last Rev George Orgill Leman, Clerk, licensed to Perpetual

1823
Ipswich Journal 11 Oct 

Curacy  &  Parish  Church  of  Stoven  on  nomination  of  Rev  Naunton  Thomas  Orgill  Leman  of
Brampton [his father]
BLYBURGATE  CEMETERY:  On  Friday,  26  September  the  new  Chapel  and  Burial  Ground  at

1823
Ipswich Journal 11 Oct 

Beccles underwent the solemn office of consecration by the Lord Bishop of Norwich. His Lordship
proceeded to the Church attended by his officers, the Rector, many visiting clergy, the Portreeve and
Corporation of the Town, Churchwardens, etc., etc.

 
 

The prayers were impressively read by Dr Owen. At the conclusion of the ceremony the procession
returned to the King’s Head Inn where an excellent cold collation was given by the Corporation and
upwards of sixty persons partook  of the delicacies  of the season. Frederick  Farr,  Portreeve in the

Chair. The Bishop after taking some refreshments departed in his carriage for Norwich. His Lordship
appeared in good health and expressed his satisfaction with the occurrences of the day.
BLYBUGATE CEMETERY: [as above] ..The concourse of people assembled was very great, and so

1823
Nor Merc 11 Oct 

eager were they to get a sight of his Lordship that considerable exertion on the part of the Constables
was  necessary to  keep them from pressing  into the  line  of the procession. After the  ceremony  of

proceeding round the Burial Ground,  his Lordship situated  himself at the entrance of the Chapel &
after offering up a prayer & performing the requisite ceremony, the Choir in front of the Chapel sang

the 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th verses of the 39th Psalm in a very able style. The procession now returned to
the King’s Head ...

1823
Nor Merc 18 Oct 

SALE: Premises in Smallgate occupied by Robert Chipperfield to be Sold; two 6 Stall Stables, Coach
Houses, Granary, Large Ware Room etc.
DIED:  On  Thursday  died  at  Beccles  aged  68  Mrs  Charlotte  Mannell,  many  years  a  respectable

1823
Ipswich Journal 18 Oct 

Governess of a Ladies Boarding School in that Town.
DIVISION  of  BECCLES:  Abstract  of  Receipts  &  Disbursements  of  Division  of  Beccles,  Easter
1822-23

1823
Ipswich Journal 18 Oct 

 
 
 

 
 
 

RECEIPTS:
Balance:
Fines for False Weights 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

585-15-11
19-6-8

 
 

To cash  returned  from the sum of  £1300  advanced for alterations  &  additions to County Gaol  in
consequence of the same being completed before time. 
To moiety of Fine received for keeping an Irregular House 

 
 

 
 

42-3-3 1/2
1-0-0

 
 

 
 

To cash of Receiver General for Corn Returns 
To cash received of Dawson Turner, Esq for 10 County Bonds of £100
Account of Rates

 
 

 
 
 

21-0-0
1000-0-0

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

2648-9-0 
4318-4-10 1/2

 
DISBURSEMENTS
By Salary to Beccles Chaplain 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

40-0-0
21-0-0
105-1-4

 
 

 
 

By Salary to Beccles Surgeon 
Gaoler’s Salary to Beccles Gaol 

 
 

 
 

Turnkey’s ditto 
Disbursements to Prisoners

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

41-12-0
136- 16-10 1/4

 
Ground Rent for Beccles Gaol 
Clerk of Peace for Rates, Warrants & sundry Bills for business,  

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
}

5-0-0

 
 
 

 
 
 

Acts of Parliament, etc. 
Fees to Clerks of Assize 
Magistrate’s Clerk

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 


 
 

105-1-4
7-7-0
20-19-3

 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Coroners for Inquisitions 
Sessions Prosecutions 
Assize Prosecutions 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

50-17-9
155-1-10
46-16-6

 
Sundry Orders of Magistrates & bills of Advertisements & Printing 

 
 
 
222-11-1
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Inspectors of Weights & Balances 
Pass Bills allowed by Magistrates 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

158-0-0
16-2-11

 
 

 
 

Apprehending & conveying Vagrants to Prison 
Apprehending Felons, conveying them to Prison & sundry other Bills

 
 

 
}

35-4-5
 
 

allowed by Magistrates 
Constables 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 


 

195-3-0
76-14-5

Chief

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Repairs to Bridges
Paid Chamberlain of London for 4 years Relief to the Prisoners confined }
in the Fleet Prison pursuant to Act 55 Geo III

 
 
 
 
 
 
23-16-4

 
 

 
 

 
 


 

20-0-0
45-5-0

 
1823
1823

 

Treasurer’s Salary & Postage 
MARRIAGE: Tuesday Married John Bringloe, Esq to Miss Garrard, both of that Place.
BALL: First Subscription Ball on Thursday 18th of December. Sir Edmund Bacon & FW Farr, Esq

 
Ipswich Journal 8 Nov 
Ipswich Journal 22 Nov 
Stewards
NEWSPAPERS 1824

1824
1824

Nor Merc 7 Jan 

BALL: Second Subscription Ball: John Garden, William Carpenter, Stewards.
QUARTER SESSIONS: William Howlett stealing 5 Ducks, property of TC Scott, Shadingfield

Nor Merc 24 Jan 

 
 

 
 

Abel Garrod, Stealing a Pair of Boots
Benjamin Fiske Stealing a piece of Woollen Cloth, Value 9 shillings

 
1824

 

Howlett 6 months Hard Labour in House of Correction; The 2 others, Three Months
SALE  by AUCTION; Decree of High Court: Harmer against Harris.  Sale  by George Crowe  at the
Angel Inn in 3 Lots;

Ipswich Journal 14 Feb 

 
1824
1824

 

Certain Freehold Estates situate in Beccles, late Property of William Schuldham, deceased.
DIED at Beccles: Mrs Cotton 
At the Suffolk Assizes. Robert Bradnum, William Cranfield and Thomas Wright were charged with

Ipswich Journal 27 Mar 
Bury & Norwic 7 Apr 

the burglary of the house of George Hickford at Glemsford on December 1st 1822. The prosecutor,
an old man,, said he was very deaf and went to bed  at about 9pm  after fastening  all the  doors and
windows, between one  and two in the morning three men  came into  his  bedroom, two having  very

black faces the  other not so  black, they had  large sticks with them, one of them  asked for money,
witness said he had no money and they might knock him on the head if they liked. They went to his
hutch and took his coat which witness then took from them and threw it to his wife, they took 3s 6d

from a pint mug in a cupboard, the tallest man carried away a cask of elder wine, as they were going
away  Bradnum  came  back  for  a  dog  which  they  had  brought  with  them  and  witness  was  struck
violently on the hand when trying to prevent them re-entering, the hand has been useless ever since.

 
 

William Russel said suspicion fell on Wright for stealing a pig on the day of the anniversary of the
burglary, they went to see  him  at his  house  and  found a  cask which smelt strongly of  elder wine,

when he went back the next day the cask was gone, John Cranfield, brother of the prisoner said that
in December 1822 he breakfasted with the prisoner at his father's house on the day of the robbery, he

heard him say he had blacked his face  and Bradnum  also was present, he went in first, his  brother
following, his brother gave him a glass of elder wine and he saw Wright's wife burn a cask after the

constable left, James Mansfield another accomplice then called and deposed that he and others agreed
to go poaching but they got nothing, Bradnum said he knew where he could get some money, they
blacked their faces  and went to Mr Hickford's  and  committed burglary.  It  appears witness was  37

years old, Bradnum and Wright 26 years and Cranfield even now was only 16. Cranfield on account
of his age was recommended mercy but the death sentence was recorded against him, James Downs
and the three prisoners mentioned above were also indicted for stealing a pig from Mr Hickford on

10th December 1822, Bradnum and Wright sentenced to death but Cranfield to 7 years transportation.
John Cheney was also sentenced to death for breaking into houses at Bulmer near the Plough Inn and
one four miles beyond South Halstead and one at Rayleigh. Benjamin Howlett breaking into a house

at Kentford and at houses in Newmarket also had the death sentence.
April  14th 1824. On Friday se'nnight  as the condemned prisoners were  entering Bury Gaol, one of
their  number  named  Bradnum  who  was  convicted  of  burgarly  at  Glemsford  was  accosted  by  his

 
 

mother who  said  " what  are you to  be  done to"  he  replied "  hanged  mother"," well"  rejoined the
mother," be a good boy and don't be hung in your best clothes but let me have them, I had better take
your red waistcoat now".

 
 

April 21st 1824. The the four wretched men who were condemned at our Assizes--Robert Bradnamm,
John Wright and Benjamin Howlett for burglary and John Cheney for horse stealing will be executed
today at noon.

 
 

We are sorry that we reported the conversation between a prisoner and his mother was attributed to
the wrong persons, the parties were Thomas Wright and his mother, the mother of Bradnum is of very

good character.
April 28th 1824. On Wednesday last, the four men left for execution at our Assizes, Robert Bradnum

 
 
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aged 26, Benjamin Howlett 21, Thomas Wright 26 and John Chenery 22 paid the forfeit of their life
on the scaffold, almost from the break of day the road was thronged with people approaching to see

this dreadful spectacle, we wished we could say they were impressed by the awfulness of the scene
about to be witnessed but far  from the  case  as they passed the street leading to the fatal spot they

exhibited a disgusting  levity of  conduct. When the hour of  execution arrived  an  immense crowd of
people estimated at  between ten to fifteen thousand people  assembled  in the neighbourhood  of the

gaol  and the number  of females we are sorry to say exceeded that of the men. As the clock struck
twelve  the  culprits  left  the  prison  in  irons  and  walked  to  the  field  adjoining  the  gaol  where  the
scaffold  was   erected.   Each   of  the  prisoners   ascended  with   a   firm  step   and  the   executioner

immediately fastened the ropes round their  necks. The Chaplain, the Rev  W.Stocking, then prayed
with the men for about a quarter of an hour, the caps were then drawn over their faces, they all joined
hands and the drop fell as they ejaculated" Lord have Mercy on us" their sufferings appeared to last

but a very short time afterwards but the sufferings of such an end are not the greatest moment which
takes away the breath.
Wright had addressed the spectators, cautioning all the young men to take notice of his fate and not

 
 

engage  in  poaching.  Howlett  cautioned  all  to  avoid  bad  company.  Wright  and  Howlett  were  fine
young men nearly 6ft tall, the former contrary to his mother's wishes was hung in his red waistcoat
but afterwards she obtained it and riding home on her son's coffin to Belchamp, she gave proof of her

utter want of feeling and stopped with other friends at various public houses on the road to drink and
at one place we are informed she actually exposed the corpse to view.
The bodies of Bradnum and Howlett were taken away by their relatives, Cheney was interred here in

 
 

the  churchyard  at  about  four  in  the  afternoon.  To  shew  the  state  of  Wright's  mind,  we  insert  the
following  letter  addressed  by  him  to  one  of  his  former  confederates  in  crime,  residing  in  Walter
Belchamp.

 
 

 
 

April 10th 1824, Bury Gaol.
To you------I Thomas Wright do send these few Lines as your friend and beg you to leave off all your

wicked ways before it is too late.  Look what the hand of justis has brought me to, though  no more
than I deserve with me in my wickedness, therefore for God's sake and your wife's and children and

your own soul take warning of my shameful death, leave off while the door of mercy remains open as
life  is so  unsartin  and  death  is  sure  and perhaps may  come upon you when you not  expect  it and

recollect  if you  escape the sentence  of  man you will  not the  judgement of God, so pray take my
advice, not only you but many other have assisted us in unlawful and shameful things that we ought
not to have done. If you can do my unhappy family any good pray for my sake, for that will be good

in the eyes of the God as they are left to to the mercy of this world through my misconduct, I ought to
have brought them up by honesty, but far from that to my shame you know all that.
I hope that you will show this in the ----- and hope that others will lave bad company as it is that that

 
 

has brought me to a short end. Lord pray be merciful to us all.
From Thomas Wright, Bury Gaol----Death.
Cheney's family were once in respectable circumstances, his father carrying on a business at Beccles

 
 

 
 

as a fellmonger, a brother and sister survive him. A few days before his death he wrote to a man in
Beccles, a receiver of stolen goods, who first, he said had seduced him into crime.
All these men were so deeply sunk in crime as to render execution necessary as will be seen in the

 
 

following catalogue of crime.
Robert  Bradnum  and  Thomas  Wright  confessed  that  they  had  robbed  Mr  Thomas  Mortlock,  Mr
A.Golding  at the Cock Inn, Mr William Bigg  at the Greyhound  and Mr George Hickford, twice,  at

 
 

Glemsford.Mr R.Aldham at Foxearth Hall, Mr Thomas Parmenter at the Lodge Farm at Foxearth, Mr
Thomas Halls of  Stuttels farm  at Belchamp  and  also  helped to  rob his barn and stole  a pig, they
helped to steal Mr William Snell's garden tools, Mr Liptrap's sheep at Guessingthorpe, Mr Perouse's

pease and a sheep from Mr Joseph Orbell of Belchamp, they also took the springs from Mr Walker's
old   carriage   and   broke   into   his   backhouse,   Wright   further   confessed   that   he   broke   into

Mr.B.Granger's  and Mr T.Halls houses, Mr Ashley's at Upper Yeldham  and one near the Cock and
Blackbirds at Bulmer, that he stole a sheep from Mr Snell, a pig from Mr Liptrap of Guessingthorpe,

two from Mr Edward Downs, one from the Rev Mr Raymond  and one from Mr Samuel Raymond,
one from Mr Paske of Upper Yeldham, one from Mr David King at Wickham also a lamb and robbed

the  garden  of the last, stole some malt from Mr Fisher of Walter Belchamp, some  cloth  from Mr
Stubbins, some fowls from Mr Wrights, from Mr Spalding of Belchamp and ---Sims, some bees from
Mr James Dale  at Guessingthorpe, took some meat from Mr Pettit  at the Black Boy,  Sudbury and

robbed Mr Kent at North End.
John Cheney made a confession of the following offences, breaking into a house at Bulmer near the
Plough Inn and others mentioned.

 
 
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April 10th 1824 
hulks at Portsmouth, among them was George Filby of Stanton who is to be transported for 14 years.

On Monday last 4  convicts were  removed from Bury  gaol to be put  aboard the
1824
Ipswich Journal 3 Apr 

MARRIAGE:  Rev  Robert  O  Leman,  of  Trinity  College,  Oxford,  2nd  son  of  NTO  Leman  of
Brampton Hall to Isabella Camilla, youngest daughter of Sir William Twysden, Bart, of Roydon Hall,

Kent
DIED:  Mr  Joseph  Oldring,  Corn  Merchant  &  Miller,  suddenly,  after  taking  his  tea  and  other

1824
Ipswich Journal 3 Apr 

refreshments at a friend’s house.
SALE of FURNITURE: Household Furniture, China & Glass etc. of late Mrs Cotton.
TO BE LET: A substantial Dwelling House late in the occupation of Mrs Cotton.

1824
1824

Ipswich Journal 24 Apr 
Ipswich Journal 24 Apr 

1824
 
 

Ipswich Journal 1 May 

SALE of STOCK by H Brightly, under execution of Sheriff of Suffolk:
Live & Dead Farming Stock & Dairy Utensils of Mr James Martin at Castle Farm.
7 Cart Horses, 1 three year old & 1 one year old Colt, & 1 one year old Foal, 6 Cows 4 with Calves, 4

 
 

birds?, Bull, Sow & Pigs, Sow in pig, young Boar; 3 Waggons, 4 Tumbrills, Luggage & taxed Carts,
Drill, Rolls, Ploughs, Barrows, Harness.
Dairy Utensils: A barrel Churn, Cheese Press, 10 Milk Keelers, Milk Tray, Butter Keeler, Milk Tub,

 
 

pails etc.
LOANS: £800 to  be advanced altogether, or in small sums, on  good security. Apply to Mr Crowe,
Post Office, Beccles

1824
Ipswich Journal 21 May 
1824
Ipswich Journal 5 Jun 

DIED: In the 68th year of his age, Mr Henry Clarke, whose excellence as a penman & copyist was
only equalled by his fidelity & integrity.
COACH SERVICE: Southwold, Beccles & Norwich Coah re-commences:

1824
 

Nor Merc 9 Jun 
 

June 15th every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.
INSURANCE: Royal Exchange Assurance: Beccles Agent: Thomas Mason
BECCLES RACES: Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st of July. Richard Wilson, Esq & Hon Capt H

1824
1824

Ipswich Journal 12 Jun 
Ipswich Journal 10 Jul 

Rous, Stewards. S Cattermole, clerk
SALE by George Crowe at the Angel Inn: Freehold Cottages in Bridge Street:

1824
 

Ipswich Journal 17 Jul 

 
 

All let to tenants from year to year. The Valuation of occupied Cottages in 1824 was £4-4s
LOT 1: Brick & Tiled Cottage, small Yard & wash house occupied by Mary Boreham 

 
 
 

 
 

LOT 2: Brick & Tiled Cottage, small Yard & wash house occupied by Thomas Galer
LOT 3: Brick & Tiled Cottage, small Yard & wash house occupied by Robert Turrell

 
 

 
 

LOT 4: Brick & Tiled Cottage, small Yard & wash house occupied by William Greenacre
LOT 5: Brick & Tiled Cottage, large Yard & quay leading to the River, well situated for a coal yard,
now untenanted

 
1824

 

Particulars from the Auctioneer or Mr Crowe, the Post Office.
BECCLES   RACES:   “The    invigorating    and    healthy   salubrity   of   the   air   of   Beccles   and
itsneighbourhood is known too well to need the least praise: as a proof, the following statement will

Nor Merc 17 Jul 

justify: About nine months since there were living in Beccles 41 persons whose united ages amounted
to nearly the same as the entire population of the town.
In 1727 races advertised  ... balls then held in the Town Hall, now called the Feoffment Chamber and

 
 

which houses the Boys’ National School ... picturesque scenery .. wide and spacious streets paved in
a  neat  and  peculiar  manner  ...  new  and  capacious  inns  ..  handsome  and  reasonable  lodgings  ...
delightful situation of the race course ... beautiful and expansive scenery on the banks of the winding

Waveney  ... spacious mansion and grounds of a noble Earl ... delightful sounds of an excellent band,
excellent  Ordinaries   at  the  King’s  Head  ...  novelties  at  the  Apollo  Gardens   ...   illuminated??
pyrotechnic, attended by nearly 2,000 in one night.

 
 

Assembly Room improved and decorated in 1819 at the expense of several hundred pounds ... race
ball assemblage of rank, beauty and fashion ... new and elegant theatre ... addition of a cup stakes of
80 guineas.

1824

BECCLES RACES: These races never passed off with more eclat. The weather most delightfully fine
on both days ... racing capital ... numbers on second day upwards of 12,000. Theatre well attended.

Nor Merc 24 Jul 

Ball  and  Ordinary  not  so  well  attended,  owing  in  particular  to  unfortunate  circumstances  in  the
neighbourhood.

1824
Ipswich Journal 31 July 

SALE:  Desirable   Estate   and   old   fashioned  General  Grocery   and  Tea   Warehouse   and   candle
manufactory in Beccles, which has an extensive and flourishing business has for upwards of a century

been  carried  on  and  is  now  conducted  by  Mr  Isaac  Baker,  the  proprietor,  who  is  changing  his
residence. The messuage  and premises  are most advantageously situated  in the New Market Place
and also front Ballygate. They are replete with every convenience, and in excellent repair.

 
 

 
 

Also a messuage adjoining now in the occupation of Mr Crowe of the Post Office.
The  stock-in-Trade  and  fixtures  will  be  disposed  of  on  a  valuation  and  the  purchaser  may  take
possession of that part of the property which is in the occupation of Mr Baker immediately, or within

one, two or three months as it may suit convenience.
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1824

 

Part of the purchase money may remain for a term of years, or on security of the estate.
ADVERTISEMENT:  Isaac  Baker,  Grocer,  Tea  Dealer  &  Candle  Manufacturer,   St  Clements,

Ipswich Journal 31 July 

Ipswich. Having taken  above  business  begs  continuance of public favour & support which  his late
Father & Brother so liberally experienced.

1824
Ipswich Journal 31 July 

DIED: John Farr, Esq of North Cove in 68th year of age, one of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace
& a Deputy Lieutenant of the County [+ a vague eulogy]

1824
1824

Ipswich Journal 31 July 

DIED: William Henchman at Earlsham in 81st year. Medical practitioner, long retired.
TURNPIKE: Tolls from Haddiscoe Turnpike to be let by auction at the King’s Head, Beccles (list of
charges given)

Nor Merc 14 Aug 
1824
Ipswich Journal 21 Aug 

SALE:  Eligible  situation  for Timber, Corn  or Coal Merchants, Boat Builder  etc. in Beccles , with
possession at Michaelmas. Sale by  George Crowe.
Nine  several  tenements  or  cottages  with  convenient  outbuildings  and  a  spacious  Staithe  or  Quay

 
 

extending along the River Waveney upwards of fifty feet, most conveniently and eligibly situated for
carrying on trade of a Timber, Corn or Coal Merchant or for a boat builder. All freehold; particulars
from Mr Woodroffe, carpenter or Mr Sharpin.

1824
1824
1824

Ipswich Journal 4 Sep 

INNKEEPERS, Wangford: Licences. on Saturday 18 September
SALE of STOCK: All Live & Dead Farming Stock of John Farr, Esq
DIED at Beccles: Rev Bence Bence, Rector for more than 50 years.

Ipswich Journal 4 Sep 
Ipswich Journal Sep 
1824

COAL: Beccles Coal  Establishment: Best  housekeepers’ Coal from their  Staithe, Old Market. Not
less than 5 Chaldrons at the Yarmouth price with the additional customary River freight.
Also  Memel  Crown  Timber  &  Deals  of  all  dimensions  for  convenience  of  Agriculturalists  &

Ipswich Journal 18 Sep 
 
 

Builders. Best Thorpe Lime in quantities not less than 7 Chaldrons. Thomas Turner, Agent
GAME LICENCES, Beccles: Robert Reeve,  JC Safford, John Leathes, Robert Fiske, Henry Sharpin,
Frederick Farr, Thomas Farr

1824
Ipswich Journal 18 Sep 
1824
Ipswich Journal 25 Sep 

TO BE LET: Farm within short distance of Beccles: Farm House, outbuildings, 140 acres of arable
meadow & pasture Land. Apply Henry Read, Worlingham Hall. For a Term of years.

1824
Ipswich Journal 2 Oct 

ACCIDENT:  As  Mr  Mapes,  the  landlord  of  the  King’s  Head,  was  proceeding  to  Norwich  on
Wednesday se’en night with a Horse & Gig, the horse took fright in the Old Market & ran against a

Tumbril loaded with straw, which overset it. Mr Mapes was severely bruised by his fall, but is fast
recovering.

1824  Ipswich Journal 2 Oct 

FATAL  ACCIDENT:  On  the  following  day,  a  man,  the  servant  of  Mr  Mayhew  of  Wisset,  was
returning  home  from  Beccles  with  a  waggon  load  of  coals,  when  near  the  milestone  on  the
Halesworth Road by some accident he fell to the ground, the wheel went over his head, which caused

immediate death
SALE of FURNITURE: by Robert Oswald on premises of James Boyden: neat modern Furniture. Mr
Boyden is leaving Beccles.

1824
Ipswich Journal 2 Oct 
1824

MURDER at Redisham: A few days since a very lamentable circumstance occurred in the House of
John Garden,  Esq  at Redisham Hall,  near Beccles. The  footman &  coachman  had a  dispute  in the
servants’  hall,  as  the  table  was  laid  for  dinner,  concerning  a  woman,  who  was  on  the  point  of

Nor Merc 7 Oct 

swearing or who had sworn an illegitimate child to one of the parties. The coachman was married, the
footman a single man, the one being considerably less powerful than the other. The dispute ran very
high, when the footman collared & shook the coachman, who seized a knife and plunged it into the

body of his antagonist. The man immediately placed his hand upon his side, fainting uttered “He has
stabbed me.” and left the room.
It is singular that no search was made for him for nearly two hours, when he was at length found in

 
 

the butler’s pantry in a dying state. A surgeon was sent for, but the man expired and the coachman is
committed under the Coroner’s warrant upon a verdict of manslaughter.
MOVING:  Isaac  Baker  having  declined  the  business  at  Beccles  in  favour  of  Mr  Kerridge.  Many

1824
Ipswich Journal 16 Oct 

thanks
INSURANCE: Amicable Insurance Co, Beccles Agent: William Bobbett

1824
1824

Ipswich Journal 23 Oct 
Ipswich Journal 23 Oct 

MARRIAGE: Mr Cundel, draper of Gentlemen’s Walk, Norwich to Miss Burrows, daughter of Mr
Burrows, Free School

1824
Ipswich Journal 23 Oct 

MARRIAGE: At Lammas: Mr Jones, Surgeon of Long Melford to Elizabeth Charlotte only daughter
of Robert Purvis, Esq of Beccles

1824
Ipswich Journal 6 Nov 

BALL: Beccles First Subscription Ball on Tuesday December 7th. Sir Edmund Bacon & J Gurdon,
Stewards.
VICARAGE: Rev H Owen, DCL, Rector of Beccles presented by Earl of Gosford with Vicarage of

1824
Ipswich Journal 13 Nov 

Redisham, vacant by the death of Bence Bence
To  LET:  Excellent  MANSION,  to  be  entered  on  at  Christmas  next.  Capital  Dining  and  Drawing
Rooms  and  Study,  8  bedrooms,  spacious  kitchen  and  office  replete  with  every  convenience,  also

1824
Ipswich Journal 13 Nov 
excellent Garden with vinery in full bearing; and a paddock containing about three acres.
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The residence is now in the occupation of John Leathes, Esq. and is very delightfully situated at the
entrance to the town of Beccles. For particulars apply to John Mapleston, Brampton near Beccles. NB

London Coaches pass and repass daily. 
DIED: Mr Robert Fiddes, Landlord of the Falcon, aged 54.

 
 
 

1824
1824

Ipswich Journal 20 Nov 
Nor Merc 11 Dec 

FATAL ACCIDENT at BECCLES: A dray of Messrs Farr’s  &  Sons Brewery with two men, the
horses took fright at some cows on the road near Dr Owen’s house. One sitting on the shafts thrown

off, a wheel passes over his head. He leaves a pregnant widow and 7 small children.
NEWSPAPERS 1825
1825

EDUCATION: Beccles Boarding & Day School - Cowles. Education includes Merchants’ Accounts,
Grammar, Geography.

Nor Merc 1 Jan 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Under 10, 16gns pa.
Under 13, 18 gns pa
Under 15, 20 gns pa

 
 

Washing  2  gns; Mensuration,  Surveying,  Shorthand, Use of Globes & Dancing  10s 6d per quarter
each.
ACCIDENT TO HORSE: Horse of Mr Brigham, farmer, of Mutford killed as he was leaving Beccles

1825
Bury Post 5 Jan 

White Horse: When he mounted, drunk, boys shouted at him; he couldn’t manage horse, bumped into
pony & gig. The shaft of the gig penetrated the horse near the shoulder.
SALE:  Eligible situation for  a  corn or  liquor merchant. A messuage  in Bridge  Street comprising  2

1825
Ipswich Journal 15 Jan 

keeping rooms, a counting room and kitchen on the ground floor, five good bedrooms and two attics;
excellent  cellars,  back  kitchen  and  other  convenient  offices.  Also  capital  newly-built  two  stalled
stable, chaise house and good granary, with a spacious quay by the side of the Waveney and a yard

and garden extending thence to the street.
The premises are all leasehold and will be sold subject to a lease to Mr Saunders, the present occupier
(three years of which will be unexpired at Michaelmas next) at yearly rent of £30.

 
 
1825

BECCLES 2nd SUBSCRIPTION BALL: Stewards: JS Gooch, MP, R Wilson, E Bacon; Thursday 3
February.
SALE: Household Furniture of Mrs Temple, deceased.

Nor Merc 15 Jan 

1825
1825

Ipswich Journal 15 Jan 
Ipswich Journal 22 Jan 

DIED at Beccles, Mrs Purvis, 78, Relict of late Capt. Richard Purvis, RN
BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: Robert Norman, 20 and Henry Croft, 18 committed of being on
premises of Mr Page of Bramfield on the night of 17 November armed with bludgeons, intent to kill

1825
Nor Merc 22 Jan 

game. 7 years Transportation. Page encountered prisoners, attempted to secure one who had a rabbit
under his coat. Page felled by large stone, poachers temporarily escaped.

1825
1825

Ipswich Journal 5 Feb 

Died Mary, wife of GWB Bohun aged 56
BALL: Second Ball at Beccles on Thursday 3rd of February was attended by the principal families of

Ipswich Journal 12 Feb 

the Town & neighbourhood ... The Band, led by Mr Fisher of Norwich was excellently conducted ...
and the refreshments were supplied with excellent dispatch & gave satisfaction to nearly 100 ladies &

gentlemen.
CREDITORS:  Stephen  Saunders  of Beccles,  Spirit &  Porter Merchant  assigned  Estates to Robert
Chipperfield, Beccles for benefit of creditors.

1825
Ipswich Journal 19 Feb 

 
1825

 

R Oswald to sell by Auction Household effects & furniture
BECCLES  DISPENSARY  BALL:  Friday  8  April.  Earl  of  Gosford,  Lt-General  nMeade,  Edmund
Bacon.

Nor Merc 26 Mar 
1825
Ipswich Journal 2 Apr 

ANTI CATHOLIC PETITION against any further concessions to the Roman Catholics, signed by Mr
Mason of Beccles.
PORTREEVE’S FEAST. After Divine Service 90 persons sat down to a well supplied table ... some

1825
Ipswich Journal Apr 

excellent toasts, songs, glees, etc. were given. The Company separated at a late hour. The Portreeve
elect is Charles Chenery, Gent
OUTLAWED: Mr Banks of the Firm Banks & Garrod, late Drapers in the Town, who was declared

1825
Nor Merc 16 Apr 

an Outlaw in  our Market Place  at 12  o’clock  on the  night of  4 January was lately apprehended  in
Dublin and is now in Gaol in Ipswich
SALE:- Mansion House in good repair, situated at the entrance to the town, with the offices, stables,

1825
Ipswich Journal May 

coach  houses,  vineries,  green-houses,  gardens,  orchards  and  paddocks,  late  the  residence  of  Rev
Bence Bence, deceased. All freehold. The furniture may be taken at valuation. Apply Mr Sharpin.
YEOMANRY: Philip Dykes to be Capt of First Regt of Suffolk Yeomanry [not Beccles]

1825
 
1825

Ipswich Journal 4 Jun 
 

YEOMANRY: Philip Dykes jun to be Lieut of First Regt of Suffolk Yeomanry [not Beccles]
SALE by  Private Contract: A Messuage  in Bridge  Street  comprising  2 Keeping Rooms,  [parlour]

Ipswich Journal 4 Jun 

Counting Room, & Kitchen on the ground floor; 5 good Bedrooms & 2 good Attics, excellent cellars,
back  kitchen  &  other  offices;  also  a  capital  newly  built  2  stalled  Stable,  Chaise  house  &  good

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Granary, with  a spacious  quay by the side  of the River  Waveney  &  a  Yard & Garden  extending
thence  to  the  street.  The  Premises  are  all  Freehold.  Apply  to  Mr  Lee  Peirson,  Beccles  &  further

particulars from B Reeve, Gent of Wangford.
MILITIA: Failed to join East Suffolk Militia. Enlisted in Beccles: George Adams, born Earsham;

1825
 
1825

Ipswich Journal 18 Jun 
 

Thomas Buxton; Robert Barber, 23, enlisted & born Beccles, 5ft 5 1/2ins
MARRIAGE: William Martin married to Miss Woodroffe, daughter of Thomas Woodroffe, builder

Ipswich Journal 25 Jun 
1825
Nor Merc 9 Jul 

BOOK  SOCIETY:  Norwich  &  Norfolk  United  Book  Society:  President:  PM  Martineau;  Vice-
President H Crowfoot, (Beccles)
CRICKET MATCH played on South Denes, Yarmouth. Beccles v Yarmouth for £50 (10 am)

1825
 

Nor Merc 9 Jul 
 

Yarmouth 77 & 68; Beccles 36 & 22. “Very pleasant & gentlemanly game”
BECCLES  RACES:  July   19   &   20th.  Ordinaries,  Assemblies,  Plays,  Rural  Gardens  &   other
amusements, as usual. S Cattermole, clerk.

1825
Bury Post 13 Jul 
1825
Nor Merc 16 Jul 

BECCLES RACES: These famed Races  commence this year  on the  anniversary  of  his Majesty’s
Coronation, which will  increase them  in  double splendour.  Every preparation for  a  gay  festival ...
Neighbouring, much-frequented watering places - Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Southwold first filling with

families of distinction  and Norwich Assizes  falling some time after  give us  mst sanguine hopes of
larger  assemblage of  grand  company than experienced  formany years. Noble Assembly Room has
received added improvements & accommodation and increased decoration of Apollo Gardens go on

rapidly. The Theatre will be opened.
SUPERSTITION: Story of old man (70) at Wickham Skeith denounced as a wizard. Has to sink or
swim in a pond. Clergyman & Churchwardens intervene.

1825
Bury Post 20 Jul 

1825
1825
1825

Bury Post 20 Jul 

BECCLES RACES:  Foot race of 1 mile won in 6 minutes by S Cattermole junior.
Mr Elmy ushered in on Monday evening with a merry peal of bells
CRICKET: Beccles v Harleston at Beccles. Beccles won (return at Harleston 29th August)

Bury Post 20 Jul 
Nor Merc 27 Aug 

1825
1825

Nor Merc 3 Sep 

CRICKET at BECCLES: Beccles v Harleston, return: Beccles 71 & 37; Yarmouth, 80 & 29 for 5.
EDUCATION SOCIETY of SUFFOLK AGM at Stowmarket. 10,020 children. Increase of 32.

Bury Post 7 Sep 
1825
Ipswich Journal 10 Sep 

ADVERTISEMENT: Messrs Farr & Leman, Wine & Spirit Merchants, Beg to inform the Public that
they   have   appointed   Mr   Richard   Stopher   of   Saxmundham   their   agent   for   that   Town   &

neighbourhood,  by  whom  all  orders  will  be  thankfully  received  &  duly  executed.  Halesworth   
September 8 1825

1825
Ipswich Journal 10 Sep 

GAME  CERTIFICATES:  George  Barwick,  William  Frederick  Farr,  John  Lee  Farr  (North  Cove),
John Lillistone, Clerk, JC Safford, EC Sharpin
SALE at WESTON: On Wednesday 5 October on the Farming Premises of Thomas Farr, Esq, near

1825
Ipswich Journal 17 Sep 

Weston Hall, who has left the Farm.  11 capital Cart Mares, Geldings & Colts, colours Chestnut &
Bays. Neat Stock, Swine, Carriages, Implements
WANTED immediately: A  respectable young Man  as  an Apprentice  in the Retail Drapery &  Silk

1825
Ipswich Journal 24 Sep 

Mercery business. None need apply but those well  acquainted with the Trade. To George Blowers,
Beccles.
INSURANCE: Amicable Insurance Co: Beccles agent: William Bobbett

1825
1825

Ipswich Journal 22 Oct 

DIED: A few days since died Mrs Pond, wife of Henry Pond, dyer of Beccles.
ACCIDENT at BECCLES involving a horse belonging to Captain Kidd’s Brewery in Ravensmere.
TREASURER’S DIVISION of Beccles: Easter 1825- Easter 1825:

Ipswich Journal Oct? 

1825
1825

Nor Merc 12 Nov 
Ipswich Journal Dec 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Salary to Beccles Gaol Chaplain 
Salary to Beccles Gaol Surgeon 
Salary to Beccles Gaol Keeper 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

80
40
105

 
 
 

 
 
 

Salary to Beccles Gaol Matron 
Salary to Beccles Gaol Turnkey 
Disbursements for Prisoners 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

10
40
312 - 6 - 2 1/2

 
Ground Rent for Beccles Gaol 
Clerk of Peace for Rate, Warrants, Bills 

 
 

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

5- 5- 0
133 - 9 - 7

 
 

 
 

Fees to Clerk of Assize 
Magistrates’ Clerk

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

17- 17- 0
54 - 5 - 0

 
Coroner for Inquisitions 
Sessions Prosecutions 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

66 - 7 - 8
100 - 6 - 8

 
 
 

 
 
 

Assize Prosecutions 
Orders for Magistrates & Advertisements & Printing
Inspectors of Weights & Measures

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

315 - 16 - 0
93 - 2 - 0 1/2
90 - 7 - 0

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Pass Bills allowed by Magistrates 
Apprehending & conveying Vagrants to Prison 
Apprehending & conveying Felons to Prison

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

17 - 11 - 11
3 - 10 - 0
202 - 7 - 10

 
 

 
 
Chief Constables
 
 
 
 
 
 
78 - 15 - 4
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Repair of Bridges
Treasurer’s Salary

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

51 - 3 - 5 1/2
45 - 5 - 0

 
 

 
 

Expenses of alterations & enlargements of Beccles Gaol: 
Paid Garrett & others 

 
 

 
 

 
Dawson Turner, Esq, Interest on County Bonds 
Richmond for Mill 

 
 

 
 
 

353 - 1 - 0 1/2
90 - 0 - 0
12 - 17

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
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1825
 
1825

Ipswich Journal 10 Dec 

BALL: First Subscription Ball on 27 December;
Charles Barclay, Esq & Frederick Farr, Esq Stewards
ADVERTISEMENT: Thomas Delf, Linen & Woollen Draper, Mercer, Hosier, Hatter, Haberdasher,

 
 
Ipswich Journal 17 Dec 

Beccles.    In  prospect  of  entering  upon  the  business  on  his  own  account,  gratitude  to  Friends  ...
conducting  it for  benefit of his  family.  Will visit  London  4 times  a year making purchases. Men’s
Clothes made at shortest notice, Livery clothes etc. Funerals furnished.

1825
Ipswich Journal 17 Dec 

ADVERTISEMENT:  S Delf,  Linen & Woollen Draper. The  concern  had  her support for  40 years,
retiring in favour of her son, Thomas. Executors ask debtors, etc.
DIED: Tuesday last died at Beccles after a long affliction, Mr Thomas Collins, formerly a plumber &

1825
Ipswich Journal 30 Dec 

glazier of that place
INQUISITION taken  on Thursday se’en night  at Beccles on view of the body of Henry Francis,  a
Prisoner in the Gaol who died of Smallpox. Verdict: Natural Death

1825
Ipswich Journal 30 Dec 

1825
 

Ipswich Journal 30 Dec 

THEATRE, BECCLES: 31 December for Mr Fisher’s Benefit: “King Charles II” & “Guy Fawkes”
On Tuesday  3rd January by  desire  of the  Worshipful Master  F  Farr,  Esq, & the other Officers  &
Bretheren of the Apollo Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons: The Comedy of

 
 
 
“The Man & Wife; of More Sports than One.” & “Fish out of Water”.
NEWSPAPERS 1826
1826
Ipswich Journal 7 Jan 

DIED:  Last  week  died  at  Beccles,  aged  41  years,  Mrs  Crisp,  wife  of  Mr  John  Crisp,  Merchant,
leaving a Husband & 9 Children to lament their loss.

1826

INQUEST on a man in Beccles who shot himself in the King’s Head. A Gentleman has been down to
Beccles for inspecting the Body & property of the unfortunate young man ... & has recognised him as

Ipswich Journal 7 & 14 Jan

a member of a most respectable Family in the County of Surrey, but declines to name the family.
QUARTER SESSIONS  at Beccles:  Sam Howard  aged  22 for  Stealing  a  quantity of  hare &  rabbit
skins from Samuel Peck of Beccles: 3 Months imprisonment 

1826
Ipswich Journal 14 Jan 
1826
Ipswich Journal 14 Jan 

QUARTER SESSIONS: John Sayer, Constable of Hopton indicted for negligence in the execution of
his  Office,  whereby  William  Wright,  a  suspected  felon,  escaped  from  custody  on  his  way  to

Beccles Gaol & has not been heard of since. Sentenced to 14 days imprisonment.
EDUCATION: The Academy of Beccles under the Superintendence of Mr Burrows will be reopened
on Tuesday 17th Inst.

1826
Ipswich Journal 14 Jan 
1826
Ipswich Journal 14 Jan 

WANTED  by  Coach  Maker  &  Coach  Smith:  A  good  Workman  in  each  trades,  who  may  have
constant employ. Apply to Gilbert, Coach Maker, Beccles. None but good hands need apply.

1826
1826

Ipswich Journal 28 Jan 

BALL: Second Subscription Ball on 31 January. Edmund Bacon & John Kerrick, Stewards
TO BE LET & entered upon at Lady Day next or Michaelmas next if preferred.

Ipswich Journal 28 Jan 
 
 

A  very  excellent  MANSION,  comprising  capital  Dining  Room  &  Drawing  Room  &  Study,  8
Bedrooms, spacious Kitchen & offices, replete with every convenience. Also excellent Gardens with
Vinery, and a Paddock adjoining containing about 3 acres

 
 

This Residence  is  delightfully situate  at the  entrance to the Town where  London Coaches pass  &
repass daily. Should the above House & Premises be deemed too large, a plan for reducing them will
be proposed to anyone desirous of taking them for a Term of Years.

 
1826

 

Apply to John Maplestone, Land Agent, Redisham, near Beccles.
COACH:  Southwold,  Beccles  &  Norwich  Coach  leaves  Southwold  on  Monday,  Wednesday  &
Saturday to the Star Inn, Norwich. Returns 4 pm.

Nor Merc 4 Feb 

1826
1826
1826

Ipswich Journal 18 Feb 

DIED: on Tuesday se’en night died aged 20, Charles son of Mr William Reed of Beccles.
DIED: aged 56, Miss Elizabeth Johnson, sister of late Mr Johnson of Ellingham.
BECCLES DISPENSARY BALL, Wednesday, 29 March. TS Gooch, MP & J Kerrich, Stewards

Ipswich Journal 18 Feb 
Nor Mertc 4 Mar 

1826
1826

Nor Merc 18 Mar 

SALE of FURNITURE of late Rev Bence Bence by W Nichols at Beccles
HORSE: “Congress” to  cover  at Horse & Groom, Beccles, Wednesday. 5  gns thoroughbred Mares.
Farming Mares 2s. 5s to Groom.

Nor Mertc 15 Apr 

1826
1826
1826

Nor Mertc 15 Apr 

SALE of FURNITURE of Bence Bence - details
SUFFOLK FAIRS in MAY: Beccles 3rd May; Bungay, 14th May
BECCLES RACES: 1st & 2nd of August; John Lee Farr & John Kerrick

Nor Mertc 22 Apr 
Nor Merc 10 Jun 

1826
 

Nor Merc 10 Jun 

COACH: Times Post Coach: Norwich to London: Inside £1 - 10s; Outside 15 shillings
Branet Coach from Beccles, Bungay & Halesworth meets coach every Morning & Evening at Scole

 

1826
1826

Nor Merc 15 Jul 

EDUCATION: Mr Burrows’ Academy, Beccles
BECCLES RACES: A Saddle Race each day for Hunters; A Bridle Race each day for Ponies.

Nor Merc 15 Jul 
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1826
Nor Merc 5 Aug 

BECCLES RACES: “ Report industriously & freely circulated by persons inimical to the Races that
they were to be given up.”

1826
1826

Nor Merc 5 Aug 

WANTED: Coach Smiths ... good workman wanted by Mr T Gilbert, Beccles.
SAVINGS BANK: AGM of Beccles Savings Bank: RJ Francis & EC Sharpin, Secretaries.

Nor Merc 30 Sep 
NEWSPAPERS 1827

1827
1827

Suff Chronicle 6 Jan 

EDUCATION: Beccles Academy, W Cowles
SALE of FURNITURE of Joseph Oldring, miller: Furniture, Glass. Earthenware, 100 books, fine

Suff Chronicle 20 Jan 

toned cello; Washing & Brewing utensils; Bay harness Mare, 10 Shoals [young pigs] in forward
condition, taxed cart & harness, 2 pony saddles.

1827
Nor Merc 27 Jan 

ASHMAN’S HALL: Joseph Cotton, Ashman’s Hall: a Ball & supper to Tradesmen of Beccles.
Dancing till 1 am .. at 1 am upwards of 70 sat down to most sumptuous & elegant supper.

1827
1827

Nor Merc 14 Apr 

APPRENTICE WANTED by Charles Dashwood, Surgeon, Beccles.
SALE of TIMBER: to Coach Builders, Wheelwrights, Builders:

Nor Merc 25 May 
 
 

R Oswald to sell at Beccles upwards of 700 Scotch Larch, Birch, Beech & Spruce Fir Trees & Poles.
19 lime, 4 Ash, 1 Sycamore, 1 Ash, 1 Elm average 40ft in each: 4 Redwood Poplars, 30 Oak Stands,

the Property of Rev Rede Rede, some at Rose Hall, others at Meadow occupied by Thomas Primett
near the Pigeons & others at Ashmans.
EDUCATION: Cowles Academy for Young Gentlemen: re-opens 16 July. Terms moderate.

1827
1827

Nor Merc 30 Jan 
Nor Merc 28 Jul 

LECTURE: Mr Crook lectures Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at Town Hall, Beccles on Phrenology.
Countess of Gosford on list of subscribers. Church of England clergy present.
DANCING: Steel at Assembly Room, Beccles on Fridays.

1827
1827

Nor Merc 28 Jul 
Nor Merc 4 Aug 

ATTACK:  Robbery  &  attempted  murder  last  Saturday  of  John  Pigeon,  wheelwright,  going  home
after  work,  attacked  between  lodges  of  Lord  Gosford’s  Park  on  the  road  near  Worlingham.  -  3
Gipsies suspected.

1827
Nor Merc 25 Aug 

THEFT: James King  of  Wortham,  labourer,  charged with  stealing more than  40 shillings from the
pocket of Benjamin Tillett of Beccles, fishmonger.
BECCLES  RACES:  “All  persons  requested  to  retire  behind  the  cords  on  the  bell  ringing  for

1827
Nor Merc 1 Sep 

saddling.”
Ordinaries  at  the  King’s  Head  &  White  Lion.  Assembly  first  night.  Plays,  Rural  Gardens.  [no
mention of cock fighting]

 
 
1827
Nor Merc 8 Sep 

BECCLES RACES: Annual Main of Cocks: Gents of Suffolk & Norfolk. 2 gns per Battle, 10 gns the
odd, at White Horse.
Annison & Lamb feeder. From the well known goodness of the Cocks great sport is anticipated. Will

 
 

commence fighting each evening at 7. Monday, Wednesday am at 10.
BECCLES RACES: & THEATRE open Tuesday 11 September & next week Wednesday, Thursday

1827
Nor Merc 11 Sep 

& Saturday. Jseph Cotton and Percy Wilson, Stewards
BECCLES RACES: Cocking at White Horse: £2 a Battle, £10 the odds. Plays, Rural Gardens, etc

1827
1827

Suff Chronicle 8 Sep 
Nor Merc 22 Sep 

HIRING FAIR: Michaelmas  Fair & Petty Sessions for Hiring  & Retaining  Servants  in Hundred of
Wangford at the King’s Head on Monday 1 October. Chief Constable: William Oswald.

1827
Suff Chronicle 1 Oct 

BECCLES MICHAELMAS FAIR & Petty Sessions for Hiring & Maintenance of  Servants. King’s
Head. W Oswald, Chief Constable.
SERMON preached at Beccles AGM of Society for Promoting Christianm Knowledge by P Philpot.

1827
1827

Suff Chronicle 6 Oct 
Nor Merc 6 Oct 

APPRENTICE WANTED:  Young man wanted  as Apprentice to  Silk Mercer  &  Linen Drapery. G
Blowers, Beccles.
CHURCH SERMON at Beccles in aid of National Schools by Rev HTO Leman, Rector of Brampton

1827
Nor Merc 4 Nov 

& Worlingham. Collection £15.
ROBBERY  between Beccles  & Bungay on Harness Maker, Ward of Beccles. He was stopped  by
Horseman & knocked down.

1827
Nor Merc 4 Nov 
1827
Nor Merc 14 Nov 

EDUCATION: £15 collected at Beccles Church. Sermon in aid of National Schools. Rev OT Leman,
Rector of Brampton & Worlingham.
DIED: Funeral of Mrs Cranston Bacon (body moved from Ipswich to Beccles,  her former place of

1827
Nor Merc 20 Nov 

Residence) 10 Carriages: Lady Gosford, Sir Edmund Bacon, Col Bence etc. Shutters closed in Town.
MILL: Tower Mill late of Joseph Oldring to be Let.
HOSIERY DEALERS, Beccles: Thomas Delf & Thomas Sayer.

1827
1827

Nor Merc 25 Nov 
Nor Merc 1 Dec 
1827
Nor Merc 22 Dec 

COACH:  Post  Coach:  Norwich,  Lowestoft,  via  Loddon  &  Beccles,  King’s  Head;  4  inside  &  10
outside. 7am; Returns 3.45 pm [illustration of coach]
SALE: at White Lion of House & Butcher’s Shop (large Garden, spacious Yards, Slaughter House,

1827
Nor Merc 22 Dec 
Pounds, Stable, Cart Lodge etc.) Ballygate, late Mrs Nicholls, deceased.
NEWSPAPERS 1828
1828
Nor Merc 8 Mar 
“ADVICE  to  the  POOR  GRATIS”:  Dr  Lambert  (London)  at  Angel,  Halesworth;  King’s  Head,
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Bungay; King’s Head, Beccles
HORSE: “Comus” will  cover: Tuesday,  Lowestoft;  Wednesday, Beccles; Thursday, Wortwell,  etc;

1828
Nor Merc 26 Apr 

Two shillings each mare & 5shillings the groom.
COACH:   Pilot   Coach:   Norwich,   Lowestoft,   Southwold;   Leaves   Norfolk   Hotel   on   Monday,

1828
Nor Merc 10 May 

Wednesday & Saturday 5 pm through Loddon & Beccles (Illustration)
SALE of FURNITURE of Philip Dykes “upon the Premises, late his Residence”, by R Oswald

1828
1828

Nor Merc 10 May 

REGATTA: Renewal of Beccles  regatta  ...  Silver Cup £6. Boats not  exceeding 19ft .. on Monday
30th. Rowing Matches to follow. Jarrett Dashwood junior. 
SALE  of  HARLESTON  BREWERY,  Malting  Offices,  47  Public  Houses,  including  several  in

Nor Merc 14 Jun 
1828
Nor Merc 14 Jun 

Bungay, The Swan at Gillingham AND the Duke William in [ 18, Ballygate] Beccles (T & E Kerrick,
proprietors)
COACH: Bury & Yarmouth Royal Mail Coaches through  Scole, Bungay & Beccles. Greyhound  at

1828
Nor Merc 21 Jun 

Bury 4 am. Stop at Yarmouth 11am. Returns 3 pm. Arrive Bury 9.30 pm in time for London & North
Mails
BECCLES RACES: September 9 & 10. Col Wilson & Edward Bacon.

1828
1828

Nor Merc 19 Jul 

DANCING: Steel on Friday at Beccles & Lowestoft.
BECCLES RACES: On the First Day the “rouge et noir” [gambling card game] tables had their quota
of attendance, Stewards put an end to it the next day.

Nor Merc 19 Jul 
1828
Nor Merc 20 Sep 
1828
Nor Merc 29 Nov 

EDUCATION: Beccles Academy. Penmanship, Mapping, Drawing etc., Productions of Mr Cowles’
Pupils  during  present  half  year  will  be  arranged  for  the  inspection  of  the  Public  on  Friday  5th
December & will remain open until the following Wednesday.

 
1828

 

Wanted (at above) clever active youth to be articled for 2 or 3 years.
EDUCATION: Beccles: Miss Copland thanks Friends for liberal Patronage for 11 years. Moving to
new  &  very  commodious  House,  built  on  purpose  for  her  Establishment.  (Christmas  Holidays

Nor Merc 6 Dec 
December 16th - January 10th) Established 1817.
NEWSPAPERS 1829

1829
 
1829

Nor Merc 10 Jan 

EDUCATION: Free School, Beccles reopens 20 January. Terms for Boarders: 25 Gns pa.
W Burrows, Master.  NB an Articled Assistant wanted.
SALE of FURNITURE of late Miss Lydia Garnham, Hungate, Beccles

 
Nor Merc 10 Jan 
1829
Nor Merc 10 Jan 

BALL: Beccles Dispensary Charity Ball, Tuesday 27 January. John Kerrick, Frederick Farr, Stewards
Dancing to begin at half past nine.
DANCING: Mr Sezland, (Mr Steel’s assispartner), Beccles Friday

1829
1829

Nor Merc 10 Jan 

SALE:  LOT  1:  [Nos  28  &  30]  a  neat  substantial  house  in  Blyburgate,  late  in  occupation  of  Mrs
Elizabeth  Bateman,  decsd.  a  vestibule,  parlour,  tea  room,  store  room  &  other  closets,  4  good

Ipswich Journal 14 Feb 

bedrooms & 3 attics; paved yard, pump of good water, exceedingly pleasant garden, partly  walled in.
Freehold;    suitable  for  residence  of  genteel  family.  Land  Tax  £1-4s;  Free  Rent  to  manor  of

Frostenden.
LOT 2 Double  cottage  in yard on south of  Lot 1  leading  into street. Also a  barn  at short  distance

 
 

from double cottage & a large piece of ground in front of barn. Copyhold of Rosehall; Land Tax 8s;
Quit Rent to Rosehall. [See plan of Sale 1894 Lot 3]
LOT 3: Brick & tiled messe with yards & appurtenances in Blyburgate , includes old established shop

 
 

in  grocery line, in  occupation  of John Moore. The rest of the messe is  in the occupation of Widow
Springer. [25 Blyburgate]
SALE by J Balls at the King’s Head on 27 February. Neat, sash windowed Dwelling House in good

1829
Nor Merc 14 Feb 

repair situate in Beccles, comprising 2 Parlours, Kitchen, wash house, store room, pantry, closets &
cellar, Also  3  good Chambers,  a Garden, partly walled  in & planted with fruit trees &  a  Pump of
excellent water. Freehold, in occupation of Mr Edwin Cooper, artist. [see 28/30 Puddingmoor]

1829
Nor Merc 7 Mar 

FRAUDSTER: At Beccles about 3 weeks ago a Man of genteel appearance who stated his name to be
Algar came to the Town with a female Servant, two little Girls & 2 Boys & hired a House upon the
London Road for the  benefit,  as he said of his wife’s health who was to come to them on Monday

last.  He  described  himself  as  a  Gentleman  &  said  he  should  pay  his  bills  quarterly  &  by  these
representations succeeded in obtaining goods from various Tradesmen to the amount of nearly £100.
On Friday night he  decamped, taking  away all the  Furniture & Goods  he  had  obtained  & without

paying anyone. Several Tradesmen have set out in pursuit of them. He is a thin rather light man, it is
supposed about 5ft 7ins high.
COACH: The pilot, Norwich, Beccles, Lowestoft. Coach after 27 May, daily (Sundays excepted)

1829
1829
1829

Nor Merc 25 Apr 
Nor Merc 6 Jun 

MEDICINES: Cattermole, bookseller, Beccles, agent, medicines
EDUCATION: Cowles School, Beccles. Boarders 18-20 Gns. English Studies, Merchans’ Accompts,

Nor Merc 4 Jul 

Mapping & use of Globes. Extra Charge for other acquirements.
WAVENEY REPORT by Cubitt on River Waveney with map of Navigation. Printed & published by

1829
Nor Merc 4 Jul 
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RB Jarman, Beccles 1s 6d
EXHIBITION of Norwich Society of Artists: “Cooper has several excellent pictures in his particular

1829
Nor Merc 25 Jul 

style”
SALE OF PROPERTIES: To be Sold by R Oswald on Monday 7 September, 1829

1829
 
 

Nor Merc 5 Sep 

 
 

1. An excellent Messuage forming 3 distinct & comfortable Dwellings with Stable outbuildings, Well
& Yard & a spacious Garden well planted with fruit trees & bushes in full bearing, containing half an

acre or thereabouts  in Anne’s Bridge  Street, late the property  of  John Browne,  now let to yearly
tenants. Rent £17 10s. All Copyhold of the Manor of Rosehall.   [25/27 Ingate]
2. House opposite Church with large Shop, occupied by Robert Allcock, Saddler [6 The Walk]

 
 

 
 

3. House adjacent to above [opposite the Church] occupied by Rev Harvey Taylor [5 The Walk]
4.  Two  Houses  fronting   White  Lion   Street  occupied  by  Robert  Mann  &  Tim  Barker  [18/20
Smallgate]

 
 

 
 
1829

 
 

5. Stock of Horses, Colts, Swine, Carriages, etc. of Charles Copeman (leaving)
6. Stock of Castle Farm. (Mr Burford)
SALE To be Sold on 13 September

Ipswich Journal Sep 
 
 

LOT 1. All that capital brick & tiled Messuage in Three Dwellings with Yards in Ballygate adjoining
Stepping Hill upon which is a good Shop in which a general Retail Trade has for many years been
carried on, now in the occupation of Joanna Groom, William Barber & Robert Gooda 

 
 

LOT  2.  All  those  Three  brick  built  Tenements  adjoining  the  last  Lot,  now  in  the  occupation  of
Edward Rainer, Samuel Bath & another.
BECCLES RACES, with Theatre, Gardens & Cocking.

1829
 

Nor Merc 3 Oct 
 

LOST on  Second Night  a silver Watch, initials JG, steel chain &  gold ring  & live  gold seals. Two
Pounds Reward (to W Buck, Auctioneer)
SALE of STOCK of Millinery, Dresses etc. of Mrs Sayer (opposite Town Hall, Beccles) by W Buck.

1829
1829

Nor Merc 3 Oct 
Nor Merc 14 Nov 

SALE of STOCK of Stephen Barford, Castle Farm. includes “very handsome Newfoundland Dog 10
months old, promises to make exceedingly good Guard Dog. Very, very fierce.”

1829

SALE: Freehold Houses fronting Market Place  on the  South &  Saltgate west (with  Yards,  Walled
Gardens, etc. in the occupation of George Winn, Dennant & Thomas Jay, the Proprietor)

Nor Merc 14 Nov 
1829
Nor Merc 14 Nov 

NORTHGATE HOUSES: “The entire range of buildings [Northgate 2-10] leading from Old Market
to Rev Howman’s [Northgate House, No 12] is now one heap of ruins, preparatory to the erection of

new houses, which will be placed  in such  a manner  as will  give  an  additional width of  6ft to the
street.”
TITHES:  The  Audit  of  Rev  J  Lillistone,  Barsham  at  King’s  Head,  Beccles.  10%  returned  to

1829
Nor Merc 28 Nov 

Parishioners. [next week’s paper corrected figure to 5%]
THEATRE:  “A  Miss  Poole  was  introduced  to  a  Beccles  audience  on  Wednesday  night  in  the
character of Clair, in a piece of that name of whom reports speak very favourably”

1829
Nor Merc 28 Nov 
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