The Penny loaf is to weigh: Wheaten 4ozs, 3dr; Household 5ozs 13 dr
Coals 42s 4d per Chaldron.
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
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
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
Fishing Vessel, de Winter
Lugger Le Dragon
On the following day will be sold by auction the ENTIRE CARGO of the Ship VRINDEN, Jurgen
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
Beccles, late the Residence of Mrs Ann Amyas, comprising two handsome Parlours, a Kitchen, & proper offices
adjoining. Further particulars from Rede & Smith
WEATHER: The enlivening verdue thrown upon the face of the country in the course of a few days,
situation of the young wheat, and the excellent seed time of other grains ... furnish the strongest
[LANGLEY Enclosure Act]
Persons keeping a Coach or Carriage on which Armorial Bearing painted
Sub-Distributor: Mr Richard Wilby, Beccles
favours of his Friends and hopes his assiduous attention to the Several Duties of his Profession will
Terms for Boarders 25 guineas per annum & 1 guinea entrance.
was ordered to pay a fine of 1 shilling and to be imprisoned in the House of Correction in solitary
William Chilvers convicted of grand larceny, was ordered to be transported beyond the seas for 7
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 postponed to Thursday 18th & Friday 19th of September
BENEFIT of the POOR: A Ball at the Assembly Room, Friday 2 January 1801. Rev Bence Sparrow,
the neighbouring poor are supplied with rice pudding at 1d a pound; Potatoes at 4s 6d [?] a sack.
THEATRE: Detailed account of alterations. Hindes, manager.
THE POOR: Subscription at Beccles to supply poor with red herrings & potatoes at cheap rate.
Granaries & House
volleys. Dinner at White Lion & King’s Head.
ADVERTISEMENT: Miss Brightly received from London handsome & fashionable assortment of
RACES: Beccles already begins to experience good effects of the renewal of the Races. Two very
BECCLES RACES: “One gent had his pocket picked of £135.”
KING’S HEAD: JF Barlow entered on above Inn. Neat Post-Chaises with able horses & carefully
THE POOR: BU Dowson of Geldeston gives dinner to 160 Poor, for Peace.
Suffolk & Norfolk, aged 40.
EDUCATION: Wanted immediately Usher at Beccles Free School. Salary £30.
to the Town from Yoxford.
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.
32 Post offices in Suffolk (including Beccles, Bungay, Lowestoft)
ADVERTISEMENT: William Denny, Carpenter of Beccles.
DIED at BECCLES: John Crisp, Gent, Merchant & Maltster.
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
DIED at Beccles: William Verdon, baker, aged 61
ADVERTISEMENT: Ching’s Patent Worm Lozenges recommended by Rev Charles Preston (as
INSURANCE:Norwich Union Fire Office: Beccles Agent: T Johnson
Substantial Dwelling House, Cottage in the Yard in three dwellings, back house, Granary, Slaughter
DIED at Beccles: Mrs Mary Custance, aged 72. “whose integrity as a servant left her well provided
DIED: John Dady of Beccles, pump maker.
with every demonstration of joy.” The Volunteer Corps commanded by Capt Thomas Farr were
Neighbourhood dined with the Officers of the Corps at the King’s Head Inn. Several barrels of beer
harmony, much praise due to Jeremiah Smith, Esq., Portreeve for his friendly attention, which so
much conduced to good order.
GIFT: Rev B Sparrow one guinea to Norfolk & Norwich Hospital in list of subs mostly 1 or 2
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.
liquor). Bowling Green there opened
DIED at BECCLES: J Harmer of the Black Boy, aged 70.
prints & muslins.
BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: John Hindes, William Tuthill & Robert Bean fined 5 shillings
DIED at Beccles on Monday last: Captain Richard Purvis, aged 58, RN & JP.
DIED at BECCLES: John Turrell of Three Pigeons, Puddingmoor, aged 70
BALL at Beccles in honour of Peace. R Purvis, Portreeve. 5 Shillings
quart of Ale. T Rede gave every family peck of coals to cook dinners. Public Celebration Dinners at
SWINDLE on Beane, baker, of Beccles. Man as farmer sold wheat by sample. Soon afterwards asked
DIED at Beccles, Sam King, brazier, aged 59.
KING’S BIRTHDAY Celebrated at Beccles . Bells, flags, etc. Yeomanry commanded by Capt
... Cavalry at King’s Head.
WIFE SELLING: Roberts, a shoemaker of Wrentham, led his wife by a halter to the public market on
DIED Mrs Sparshall, wife of Joseph Sparshall of Beccles died.
ADVERTISEMENT: G Winn, Hair Dresser, Perfumer ... returns from London with fresh fashionable
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
DIED at Beccles, Augustine Holl, aged 88, formerly seedsman of Norwich
BECCLES RACES on Monday & Tuesday 13th & 14th of September. Hon Mr Vanneck, Major
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
Cocking at Beccles Races - Gents of Suffolk & Gents of Norwich, Monday & Tuesday. Main of
guineas the odd. Feeders Arnold, Norwich; Clark, Suffolk.
SERMON by Rev Bence Sparrow on Sunday last. In a pathetic sermon from the pulpit, lamented the
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
Brome & family, Sir John Blois, Joseph Windham, Esq. & a large party.
RACES: “One Gent had his pocket picked of £135”
INSURANCE: British Fire Insurance: Beccles Agents: Horth & Wales.
Mathematical, Mechanical & Musical Instruments. The Library of nearly 1400 volumes (most in neat
Good Kidderminster Carpets ... Pair of good 18” globes by Senea, astronomical clock, solar
mathematical instruments, harpsichord, violin and flutes
RIOT at BURGH near Acle over Enclosure. Surveyor & two Constables beaten, wounded & lives
... ringleaders secured.
LEATHER SELLERS: 24 Curriers & Leather Sellers give notice to Shoe Workers that only 6 months
Edward Arnold from Beccles)
MARRIAGE: Mrs Parsley, mistress of the Horse & Groom, marries William Smith, butcher of
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
WEAVERS’ BALL at Beccles on 9 December.
DIED: John Colthorpe of Beccles, butcher, aged 56.
to the Town from Yoxford.
ASSIZES at Beccles: Robert Aldred given 1 year in Gaol for illegally removing poor pregnant
COUNTY ALMANACKS published, including Suffolk
to alleviate the fatigues of the wearied soldiers by every kindness they could bestow; the women and
MILITIA: Suffolk 1040, Norfolk 1209. Ballot. Aged 18-45. 5 Years. Substitute for some country or
for Volunteers not exceeding £6 each and make a rate for this.
DIED at BECCLES: John Colthorpe, Butcher, died aged 56.
Town from Yoxford.” Full details on October 16th.?
BALL: Mr Noverre’s Ball at Beccles on 5 December. Tickets 3s 6d.
Garden close by Water’s edge.
Grounds one and a quarter miles.
CORSETS: F Stiles, fancy Stay & Corset Maker.
RACES: Sept 19 & 20. Cocking at Falcon Inn, with Ordinary. Capt Bacon & Frank Morse, Esq,
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.”
BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: 1 assault, 3 Grand Larceny ... 12 months
BECCLES VOLUNTEERS: under Captain Smith, inspected by Lt Col Sharpe: satisfactory etc
BECCLES ASSEMBLY Friday 2nd March; J Bedingfield, Thomas Farr.
WHITE LION, BECCLES, taken by James Frost
DEPUTY-LIEUTENANTS: Among 30 Deputy Lieutenants for Suffolk: Thomas Rede of Beccles;
DIED Johnson, schoolmaster & Goffe, returning to Beccles in one-horse chaise, horse took fright,
BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: 2 Cases of Petty Larceny; 13 months
KING’S HEAD: While Mrs Barlow & two of her nieces were preparing confectionery at the King’s
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.
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.
SALE: Sam Crowe to sell King’s Head Inn, in possession of Mr Barlow
SALE: Sam Crowe to sell Freehold Estate of MANOR of ROSEHALL & ASHMAN’S: 600 acres.
Occupied by Mr Spalding.
BECCLES RACES: Wednesday & Thursday 19th & 20th of September. Stewards: Hon W
Wodehouse & Capt Beauchamp Proctor
pavement and the footpaths with flag stones, which has greatly increased the neatness of the Town.
BECCLES RACES: Crowded Assemblies at Races. Fashionable families.
DANCING: Noverre’s classes begin: Beccles, 10.30 am, Wednesday, 23rd of January
BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: One case of Grand Larceny: William Lamb: one year in House
SALE: Freehold Messuage in Beccles opposite the King’s Head, now occupied by Miss Howard,
extensive trade in Millinery & Haberdashery many years.
SUFFOLK YEOMANRY, 5th TROOP: Robert Sparrow, Esq, to be Captain; Thomas Farr & Robert
WORKHOUSE CHILDREN: 31 Children go from Norwich Workhouse to Manchester. Provided
DIED John Richardson, butcher of Beccles, dies on Common
ditto 2s, & introduction to the use of Globes 2s 6d
ADVERTISEMENT: Mr Hook, Grocer of Beccles.
Beccles. At Bungay Mrs Eaton & Mr Brightly.
SALE: Sam Crowe to sell at White Lion, at Beccles: House with garden & Mill & land of Robt
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
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
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.
in the Market Place. 8 Recruiting Sergeants present. all 150 volunteers enter 42nd Royal
James Arnold & Robert Barber Grand Larceny 9 & 2 months in Bidewell
released the next day.
what money may arise from the pupils.”
(20 agents: Bungay, Wrentham, Southwold, Wangford etc)
Needlwork useful & ornamental.
ADVERTISEMENT: “Beauties of British Prose” sold by Horth & Wells & Cattermole.. “Builders”
SMALLPOX OUTBREAK in Norwich : Two letters supporting vaccination, one from Guyton Jollye
ASYLUM: G Jollye’s Asylum [Loddon]: 1 - 2 guineas a week. Pleasure Ground a mile long.
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
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
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
SALE: Land at Beccles to be sold at King’s Head: All enclosures, viz:
2. Bullock-Shed Piece (9 acres)
4. Farrow’s Close or Upper 6 acres: Triangle Piece or Mill Piece (all tree adjoining) ,
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
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,
ADVERTISEMENT: Horth & Wales also Cattermole of Beccles sell “The Complete Grazier or
Farmers’ & Cattle Dealers Assistant” 10s 6d.
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,
BECCLES RACES “numerously attended”
WINDOW TAX: Public acknowledgement of misdemeanour - no prosecution in consequence - of
“Here lieth Jane Gubbins, whose virtues were such,
DEATH OF NELSON: “We have received many well written effusions on the subject of the recent
DANCING: Noverre’s Ball at Beccles on Friday 6 December.
for benefit of missing seamen in Battle of Trafalgar. Considerable collection at Church Door.
THANKSGIVING DAY: Principal Gents dinner at King’s Head ... spledid exhibition of fireworks.
Mr CROWFOOT’S exploit at Kessingland.
re-commences Tuesday, 14th Jan. After present recess there will be 3 vacancies for Boarders.
Dr CROWFOOT’S exploit: Account given
follow the example.”
men assisting received awards. Address delivered.
THEFT: While Sam Tovell & his wife were attending Church £24 - 5s - 0, his whole property was
ADVERTISEMENT: William Libbis, plumber and glazier
DIED S Walker, tailor of Beccles.
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.
younger, pleaded guilty to an indictment for a misdemeanour. Fined £100 each & to find security for
good behaviour for 12 months.
entire wreck of the Sloop “Providence” 80 Tons.
NORWICH SOCIETY of ARTISTS Exhibition: Monday 11 - Saturday 23 of August. - Tickets 2s 6d.
Forster, Clerk to the Course: Sam Crowe.
ADVERTISEMENT: Firm of Charles Maplestone, Thomas Butcher, lime business, Beccles,
TO LET: House and old established Blacksmith’s Shop in occupation of William Aldis to be Let.
INSURANCE: Norwich Insurance Office: Beccles Agent: William Barnard
BENCE BENCE instiuted Rector of Kelsale with Carlton & Thorington, own petition & Rectory of
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
& lead, etc
BECCLES ASSEMBLY: Edmund Bacon & Rev Richard Gooch, Stewards. Profits of expenses of
DRAWING: Mr Dixon’s School for Drawing, Beccles, Wednesday, 28 January “Private Families
EDUCATION: Free School at Beccles reopens Tuesday 20 January. Entrance 1 gn, Board & Tuition
COMMISSIONERS: Gillingham Enclosure: Robert Boyder & John Crowfoot
DIED: Richard Arnold (Little Dick”), renowned smuggler, died at Wickham Market. Vicissitudes of
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,
NB These Premises are well adapted for a good Boarding School
WEATHER: Terrible Gale at Yarmouth. Many perish.
DIED at Beccles: Miss [Mary] Page, aged 13, daughter of Rev [Robert Leman] Page
DIED at Beccles: Wife of Mr Lyon, carpenter
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
ADVERTISEMENT: L Buck at present with eminent Milliners & Fancy Dress-Maker in London,
THEATRE at Beccles; 4 Nights only: Wednesday to Saturday, 29 April- 2 May
Metropolis: Moving Panorama of the Funeral Honours, Ceremonies & the magnificent procession,
NELSON, with dancing by a child only 8 years old. The whole to conclude with a Grand Display of
SALE: Sam Crowe to sell at King’s Head Freehold Estate, upper end of Saltgate, late Residence of
EDUCATION?: Lady living near Beccles has arranged to take 6 young ladies aged 6 - 14.
EDUCATION: Mr Burrows’ School reopens Tuesday 21 July. 2 Vacancies for Boarders.
QUARTER SESSIONS at Beccles: James Roberts, stealing 36 hens’ eggs: 4 months
DIED: J[ames] Mann of Beccles, Whitesmith [aged 37]
RACES: Wed & Thurs 23, 24 Sep. Nicholas Bacon & Vincent E Eyre, Stewards.. “Fully &
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
Friday, 25 September: 4s
DANCING: Mr Eager to teach Dancing from Michaelmas on Fridays at 4 pm in Assembly Room ... a
ADVERTISEMENT: Horth & Wales sell British Restorative Tooth Powder.
ADVERTISEMENT: Sold by Horth & Co: Crosby’s Farmers’ Memorandum Book, The State of
5s; English Musical Repository; Builders’ New Prize Book, New History of England 5s;
ASSEMBLY at Beccles: Edmund Bacon, Rev Richard Gooch 5s; Tea, Coffee, Music
CLERGY in Norwich Diocese to send Bishop list of Schools, all details
QUARTER SESSIONS at Beccles: 5 cases. Thomas Philips, Esq of challenging Mr Thurlett of
DANCING: Novere & Nicholson’s Academy Yarmouth & Beccles 27th January.
wife, 2 men darted out from a hedge; a good horse, so he escaped.
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
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
TURNPIKE: “The high Turnpike road from London to Yarmouth through Beccles.”
POACHERS: Reflection on Poachers condemned to death. Sympathy for them.
ringers, “but from insufficient practice, they did not perfectly succeed.”
DIED: John Brooks of Beccles, leather cutter
SURGEONS WANTED: Two Surgeons required for attendance at the Shipmeadow House of
Industry, one to reside in Beccles and one in Bungay.
DIED: John Lincoln, late of Beccles, Merchant, died.
BOOK: Odes of Pindar translated by Rev JL Girdlestone, Master of Beccles Grammar School. One
DIED: Mrs Lodington, relict of Rev J Lodington died at Beccles aged 94.
Benjamin Pipe fined £10 for refusing to give evidence on this. (Before Sparrow & Farr)
following day at the House of the late Mrs Loddington of Beccles:
Mahogany & other Tables, Mahogany Chairs, Chests of Drawers, Bureau & Book Case, Cabinets,
Books, with Kitchen backhouse & brewing Utensils, a quantity of glass Bottles, and various other
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
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
RACES: September 20 & 21. A Apchen? , H Bence, Stewards. Assembly the First Night.
Tradesmen’s Ball the Second
DEATH of Mrs Lodington aged 84 in London aunt to Captain Royal Marines, formerly of Beccles
Volunteers, “on a recent Noble Marriage”.
THEATRE: Fisher & Scraggs Co at Beccles. By desire of Countess of Gosford. Monday & Tuesday:
School for Pryatill??
INSURANCE: Union Fire Office: Beccles Agent: J Green
INSURANCE: Equitable Fire Office: Beccles Agent: Harmer.
persons of ill fame in the said House between 1 & 2 o’clock in the morning of Tuesday 14th
publicly whipped at Kelsale
3.) PETTY LARCENY: James Walters, for Petty Larceny: Hard Labour for 3 months.
INSURANCE: Union Fire Office: J Green, Beccles Agent
return from London with an elegant assortment of Milinery, Dresses, etc. on Friday 19 May, at which
CONFIRMATION: The Bishop of Norwich to confirm at 36 places in Diocese. Beccles & Bungay
on Thursday & Friday 27 & 28 July.
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:
his Residence. Consisting of
A substantial Post Windmill with two pairs of French Stones, flour mill & going gears complete, with
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
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
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.”
Sherriffe, Rev C Nicholls
DANCING: Mr Eager, Professor of Music, Dancing & Fencing. Attends at Beccles. 1 gn quarter, 10s
WALKING: Capt Barclay completes his event, his 1,000 miles in 1,000 successive hours ... “not a
He had £6,000 depending on his success. Aggregate of bets said to be £100,000.
7pm the first evening.
QUARTER SESSIONS: 1.) Licence to Fisher for Plays at Bungay & Beccles.
60 Guineas a year.
WANTED: Youth as apprentice in Grocery, Millinery & Drapery Trade. Apply Susan Shreeve,
FAUCONBERGE SCHOOL: Rev JF Girdlestone of Beccles. School reopens January 29th. Vacancy
for one Boarder at 60 Gns a year
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:
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
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
account of a remarkable Aurora Borealis, appeared in a volume of the Philosophical Transactions. He
was offered, but declined membership of the Royal Society.
of court, convicted of beating & assaulting, in inhuman & unprovoked manner, his servant boy, &
sentenced to one week’s imprisonment & to pay £100 fine.
Hussey, Nicholas Bacon, WB Proctor, Mr Gooch & R Gooch
Battles each night. Feeders: Daines for Yarmouth; Causey for Beccles.
BARNBY FINED: Barnby Residents fined £50 for not repairing the Highways.
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 &
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
Appropriate songs until a late hour. “Upon the whole we have witnessed no public day which passed
off with so much éclat”.
BALL: Beccles Annual Juvenile Ball. Thursday December 6. Mr Eager
stable, etc. One & a quarter acres of Gardens walled in & planted with fruit trees. Residence of Mrs
of Freemasons attended and “contributed liberally”. Handsome sum from the inhabitants.
QUARTER SESSIONS: Charles & Mary Chapman & Edward Cox committed to Gaol charged with
to 14 years Transportation]
COURT of KING’S BENCH: Mr Garrow files criminal information against 12 persons at
religion there. They had obtained a licence on 1 September, 1810 and appointed a Preacher. 1,000
week until 2 December. One day a man mounted on a cart distributed loaves to the mob. On another,
Preacher, on another an excavated turnip, filled with human excrement, hurled at the clergyman.. On
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
SALE: At the King’s Head, Beccles at 4 pm the following Lots with possession at Michaelmas next:
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
LOT 3: The other part of White Cross Close, lying nearest the Town, containing more or less 5 acres
SOLICITORS, BECCLES: Smith & Sharpin
BARNBY FINE of £50 repeated for notmending Highways
providence to place in affluent circumstances should endeavour to enlighten & edify others by good
PORTREEVE ELECTEDon 18 April. Bells, Guns, displaying Ensigns, etc. New Portreeve, William
Country Members toasted. Sherlock Thomas Gooch, MA responds.
SALE of STOCK: Sam Crowe to sell stock of William Taylor, hatter, bankrupt: 60 dozen men’s,
youths’, boys’ & children’s hats
Builder of Beccles.
BARNBY FINE REMITTED: Road now in good repair.
Hooke [bankrupt - see 27 April]
RACES: 17 & 18 September. Hon G Vanneck & Francis Morse. 5 Horses to be Sold on the ground
hurdles to be placed across the course.”
BECCLES BRIDGE: Repairs ordered on Beccles Bridge
Tuition £100 pa.
EDUCATION: Young Ladies Boarding School, Beccles.
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
EDUCATION: Mrs Nicholson at the close of the present vacation intends to open a School at Beccles
guineas per annum.
Crome; Dancing: Messrs Noverre & Nicholson. [She had gone by 1814]
1812 Nor Merc 27 Jun
BECCLES FAIR: Saturday, 11 July
1812 Nor Merc 4 Jul
TURNPIKE: Little Yarmouth Turnpike Road at Haddiscoe will be let for 3 yars at King’s Head,
EDUCATION: Noverre & Nicholson’s Academy opens at Beccles Wednesday 22 July
1812 Nor Merc 22 Aug
BECCLES RACES: There will be a Hunters’ Plate as last year: the horses to leap at hurdles or rails
CRICKET: at Bungay: Bungay & Beccles Club v Norwich First Club:
EDUCATION: Beccles Classical School [Fauconberge]: Rev JL Girdlestone opens school for
Nicholson & Banon’s? Ball: Beccles, King’s Head, 16 December; 5s.
1813 Nor Merc 20 Feb
Mr CROWFOOT, senior retires. Connection formed between his parents at the age of eleven.
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
DANCING CLASSES: Partnership between Nicholson & Borrore’s dissolved
TROTTING MATCH at Beccles: Mares of Messrs Mopes & Maplestone: 10 miles on Lowestoft
1813 Nor Merc 27 Mar
EDUCATION: Mrs & Miss Boulter (who had liberal encouragement during residence at
Ditchingham) to open a Day & Boarding School after Midsummer vacation at Beccles. Board &
Drawing & Tea for 30 guineas. Entrance 2 gns.
Day Boarders 12 Gns; Day Pupils 6 Gns;
1813 Nor Merc 3 Apr
SUFFOLK ASSIZES: Case: Robert Sparrow v the Earl of Bristol. Verdict for the Plaintiff. Damages
SUFFOLK ASSIZES: Case Robert Sparrow of Worlingham v Earl of Bristol; Verdict for the
Plaintiff; Damages £1,200
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
On Wednesday a few mishaps. Collarbone broken. Horse took fright and 3 Gigs overturned.
death (reprieved - as 3 others) for stealing part of Communion Plate & taken from Flixton Parish
ESTATE in NORTH COVE, Mutford & Worlingham of Robert Boyden to be sold at the King’s
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.
1814 Nor Merc 19 Mar
SALE of GLASS: Rich cut glass & plated goods for sale at King’s Head, Beccles by R Clements of
THE POOR: Assembly for the Benefit of the Poor at White Lion. Rev R Good & B Bence. 6s
CREDITORS: Cornelius Barrett of Beccles, Baker, assigns estate & effects for use of creditors to
Joseph Oldring, Miller of Beccles & Thomas Barrett of Bungay, Miller.
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
Hebrew & all other branches of Academic Literature.
RACES: Thursday & Friday 21 & 22 July. The usual Races. Edmund Lacon & John Douglas,
illuminated. On Thursday 21st a Concert of Vocal & Instrumental Music. On the 22nd Miss Holley
will sing much admired songs. (list of 14)
Now don’t be foolish, pray
Come whistle & chirp to me Robin
No Mr Jeremy
When absent from the Lad I love
When Ruddy Aurora (by request)
A Soldier tired
I think I can do better.
To conclude with a final display of Fireworks. Thursday 1s; Friday 1s 6d; Saturday 1s. Grand Gala
DANCING: Noverre & Lambert: Fakenham, Holt, Aylesham & Norwich; Acles Lammas Fair;
Beccles & Lowestoft; Ditchingham, Harleston & Long Stratton; Hingham & Wymondham: Brooke
excellent Band of Music for his Rural Gardens during the Races, and an eminent singer from Drury
Gillingham near Beccles Bridge [Bridge House] Proprietor Mr Charles Carr Holland. Corn, Coal &
In central Schools 468; Weekly & Sunday Schools united to Society this year: 850
ADVERTISEMENT: Commercial Hall Wine Co selling French Wines. Beccles Agent: John Cuddon
BIBLE SOCIETY: Public Meeting of the Beccles Branch of the Bible Society in the Assembly
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
ADVERTISEMENT: Anderson’s True Scots’ Pills:
They are singularly effecacious in bilious, flatulent & dropseed complaints, on all Disorders of the
Medical Material has not their equal. (in Beccles, stocked by Horth & Wales)
SALE; To be Sold at the Hermitage Public House Staithe by Sam Crowe: The good Wherry called
“The Wheatsheaf” burthen 25 Tons.
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
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
BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: One assault, one felony. Given one month. One acquitted.
PORTREEVE: R Fiske, elected. Dinner to 200.
DIED: Robert Harmer, of Beccles, Lime Merchant. [Aged 54]
BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: 2 Grand Larceny: 3 & 6 months; Robert Delf 7 years
SALE by S Crowe at the White Lion Bowling Green Room: The two stands on Beccles Race Ground
the property of Robert Harmer, deceased.
Music for his Rural Gardens during the Races and an eminent Singer from Drury Lane Theatre.
J Smith will sing : Death of Nelson
Wellington the Brave
PEOPLE MENTIONED: Mr Walker, gunsmith; Mr Barker, silversmith; John Garrood, currier.
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
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
COACH: Accommodation Coach (J Noller), Passengers & Parcels: Norwich, Loddon, Beccles,
Halesworth. To Halesworth 14s & 8s; Beccles 9s & 5s/6d
Halesworth Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8am.
SALE: Sam Crowe to sell Freehold Estate of Edward Holl, Stone Mason, of Beccles, deceased.
occupation of John Whitehead, Michael Holl, stonemason & Widow Page.
ALSO: House in 2 Dwellings & Shop, Garden etc in the occupation of Miss Playford & John
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,
Mannell’s School after vacation under sanction of those parents who have employed him as Writing
Master in that Seminary.
next & conducting young Ladies through a regular course of English education, useful & fashionable
work, etc., assisted by Mrs Wythe, an experienced instructress.
The House is commodious & well adapted for the purpose, situated at the extremity of the Town, airy
CREDITORS & Debtors of Edward Holl, late Stonemason of Beccles, Accounts to Abraham Clarke,
VISITING DRAWING MASTER: John Crome: Visits Beccles & Bungay on Monday; Yarmouth on
BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: William Talbot stealing 5 pigs: 18 months.
BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: 20 Prisoners: Samuel Barnard assaulting Governor of
MEETING of Sewers for Blything, Mutford, Lothingland & Wangford, to attend at the King’s Head
at Beccles. Dikereeves to attend.
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
Wednesday & Saturdays at 11 am. Handsome Cabin for accommodation of Passengers.
QUARTER SESSIONS at Beccles: 20 Cases. Sam Barrards assaulting William Abbott, Shipmeadow
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
INSURANCE: Norwich Insurance Agent, Beccles: Abraham Clarke.
SERMON: Charity Sermon for benefit of Parish School, to be preached by Rev Dr Owen.
CREDITORS: Robert Tyrell, Confectioner of Beccles, assigns his estate to Robert Harvey of
BECCLES RACES: Lord Suffield & Major Wilson, Stewards; First Night, Assembly. Second Night
Ordinaries Cocking & Chipperfield’s Gardens & Fireworks.
to be entered upon at Michaelmas next or immediately if required;
Hall & Staircase, 2 good parlours & Study or Counting House, 3 excellent Sleeping Rooms & a small
wash house, beer & coal Cellars, very extensive Wine Vault, a neat walled-in Garden, & a good
Granary & Coal Yard by the Water side.
without the Granary, Coal Yard and Wine Vault if required.
Apply personally to Mr Crowe at the Post Office or Mr Job Smith, builder
LECTURE by Mr Blomfield on the Philosophy of History. Three Tuns, Bungay: Tuesday &
Saturday. King’s Head, Beccles: Wednesday & Friday. 1 or 4 weeks
Wilson, Rev Bence Bence, Stewards.
Yarmouth Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th; Hingham
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
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.
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
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
Mundesley cures about 200, Cromer about 400 barrels of Herring.
sale; suggests experiments in presentation.
“HORSE RACING upon a tolerably large scale at Yarmouth, and at Swaffham & at Beccles, there
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;
wherever he establishes his Court.
‘CAMPING’ has entirely disappeared in Norfolk, but there are some wrestling matches in sides of
REGATTA: Praise for Annual River Frolics, parties of almost unmixed delight.
BANKRUPT: Robert Nicholas Boby, late of Beccles, Linen Weaver, Dealer & Chapman declared
QUARTER SESSIONS: 12 cases, all stealing. 6 Months or less.
SALE: Auction by Sam Crowe at King’s Head. [Saltgate Nos 5 & 7?]
[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
neat walled in Garden with Summer House etc. Immediate possession may be had. To view apply
Oldring, Miller, Beccles [2 Ballygate?]
[5 & 6 The Walk] Most substantial & commodious messe desirably situated for trade opposite the
excellent cellars & domestic offices, good bed chambers, garretts, yards, garden, stable, chaise house
ALSO convenient dwelling adjoining, parlour, kitchen, pantries, wash house, domestic offices, good
ALSO [Smallgate No 18]: Comfortable & genteel dwelling near the above [Nos 5 & 6 The Walk],
Garden, in occupation of Robert Jarman [printer]
[Smallgate No 20]: Comfortable & genteel dwelling adjoining, as above, in occupation of John Swan
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.
Dikerieves,. R. Fiske, Clerk to the Commission.
EDUCATION: Free School, Beccles reopens Monday 21 July. Mr Burrows: Boarders 30 Gns,
DANCING: Noverre & Lambert at Beccles & Loddon on Thursdays.
DANCING: Steel: Beccles, Bury & Lowestoft, Friday; North Walsham, Tuesday
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
Main of Cocks won by Suffolk. Ball Room crowded. Gardens well attended. East Norfolk band.
Ordinaries at King’s Head & White Lion.
A small Freehold Messuage, with the Appurtenances In Hungate Street, Beccles, In good repair,
LOT 2. A £50 Share of the Tolls arising from the Turnpike Road in Little Yarmouth to the Turnpike
BECCLES QUARTER SESSIONS: J Baldwin robbing a mariner. 1 year & publicly whipped.
EDUCATION: Beccles Grammar School reopens 26 January. Dr Owen receives a limited number of
Ipswich Gas Lighting in January 1818.
Beccles, Chemist & Druggist, are respectfully requested to pay the amount of their debts to him
immediately as he has declined business.
Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, select articles of Perfumery, Wax, Spermaceti & London mould
Candles, Fish Sauces, Spices, Pickles, etc. Physicians’ Prescriptions accurately dispensed. A general
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
William Oswald, Treasurer
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
Chapman; George Fenn; Thomas Jay; Charles Chinnery; Thomas Collins; John Land, Mrs Lucy
Purvis; Messrs Horth & Wales;
RINGSFIELD: Thomas Balls, Samuel Arnold GILLINGHAM: Samuel Shaw; James Denny
GELDESTON: Richard Boone
NORTH COVE: Richard Gent
TOFT: William Carpenter, Esq; William Goddard
WESTON: James Spalding
BECCLES & BUNGAY NAVIGATION: Shares on application at bankers at Beccles, Bungay, Diss,
BECCLES BALL: Fridayt 27th of March. Capt Beauchamp Proctor & R Farr, RN, Stewards.
firing, garlands and flowers in every direction, which made the old Town have the appearance of 50
Portreeve, put song to words. Economy the Order of the Day. We wish that the Gents of property
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”)
SALE of FURNITURE by S Crowe at Beccles of Furniture late Mrs Keddington ... quantity of
orange & lemon trees. At White Lion:-
Carpenter or a Wheelwright. James Hardy, proprietor.
SERMON: by Rev R Rede Cooper: in Beccles Church to Friendly Society who then processed to
DANCING: Noverre & Lambert at Beccles & Loddon on Thursday
REGATTA: Beccles Water Frolic: “The shores vied with fashion and beauty from the Town and
Mr Buck) The private Match for £5 (won by Shannon, Capt Hart) Then Rowing Matches. Beccles
Band, handbells etc. in different boats.
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
Money; for whom she solicits their patronage, being conscious she will by her undeviating attention
& Arithmetic, Needlework in its various branches, Music, Drawing & Dancing by approved Masters.
Wanted an Assistant capable of teaching English Language grammatically, Plain & Fancy Work.
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
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
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,
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 &
Also a Cottage adjoining, in the occupation of George Youell. Freehold. Land Tax £1. Possession,
except Cottage, on completion. [Premises later the Brewery site]
Robert Neech, also Freehold. Land Tax 10s. Particulars of Mr Bohun.
SALE of FURNITURE: James Last’s Household Furniture, including God Mahogany Chests of
BECCLES SAVINGS BANK: Meeting at Town Hall to establish under late Act of Parliament.
CONGREGATION of Presbyterian Chapel at Beccles so numerous that it was with difficulty seats
EDUCATION: Assembly Benefit Parish School at King’s Head. (Assembly Room being repaired)
repaired) 8th of January, 7s. Stewards: Cranston Bacon & Rev Charles Penrice
ADVERTISEMENT: T Woodroffe, Beccles Builder, Surveyor, etc., has taken his son, Thomas
Accustomed to Organ Building..
on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
LOT 1 Substantial Freehold Messuage in Northgate, in good repair in the occupation of Daniel
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
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 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
occupation of Mr Arnold, the Proprietor.
INSURANCE: Equitable Insurance Office: Sadd at Beccles
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.
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.
Theatre. Chipperfield’s Apollo Gardens; Cocking as usual; S Cattermole, Clerk of the Course.
accustomed style of spirit & force. We cannot say more.”
Corporation have re-built one of the most splendid Assembly Rooms in Norfolk or Suffolk & the new
CREDITORS: James Baker, Grocer & Haberdasher
SALE: by Henry Baxter (under a Deed of Assignment of Creditors) All the Household Effects of
ALSO his Dwelling House: Old Established concern in Market Place [16 New Market] Buildings in
excellent repair. Particulars Mr Tiptod.
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 3 Cottage near the above; 6 rods; in occupation of Samuel Wigg.
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 &
QUARTER SESSIONS at Beccles. Edward Ward for stealing a pair of sheets, the property of Isaac
Ball, victualler: Imprisoned for 6 months.
SALE by William Seaman (assignees of the Estate of Charles Martin, bankrupt)
Rooms, Chambers, Cellar, Yard & outhouses occupied by Thomas Collins & several tenants. Term
WANTED immediately, a steady & industrious man as Tallow Chandler, who will go out with a Cart
BECCLES 1st SUBSCRIPTION BALL on 1 December. Stewards: Cranston Bacon & Richard Farr.
Tickets to Non-Subscribers: 7s
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
DANCING: Noverre & Lambert at Beccles & Loddon on Thursdays.
Crowe, auctioneer of Beccles.
FORGERY: Three men passing forged Bank Notes caught at Beccles
DIED at Russell Square, London, Martha, wife of W Godbold, Esq, eldest daughter of late Samuel
Creed, Gent, of Beccles.
EQUITABLE ASSURANCE: Beccles: Sadd
LOT 13: The White Lion Inn at Beccles, with large Coach House & extensive Stables attached
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.
Sessions: resolved only changes that were absolutely necessary. Have been looking at alternative
GAOL: Because of the rumours about the costs of altering the Building at Beccles Bridewell, have
Paid Springhall & others
Paid Norman & Others
Tradesmen’s bills as per Architect’s accounts
£75 - 11 - 9
£19 - 10 - 4d 1/2d
Paid purchase money for Land
£11 - 5 - 4
Paid Hall for superintending the Work
£60 - 10- 11
£5046 - 10 - 11
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.
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
BANKRUPTCY hearing against Robert Oswald, Tanner, Dealer & Chapman
Plain & Fancy Needlework, Writing & Arithmetic, the English & French Languages Grammatically.
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.
TO BE LET: with possession at Michaelmas next or sooner if required.
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.
favour of Mr James Boyden, who has purchased the stock of choicest wines, spirits, ales London
bitter, hops etc.
Tickets 7s; E Bacon, Esq, FW Farr, Esq; Stewards
Charles Brightly, printer of Bungay, aged 59.
LOTTERY TICKETS: Sold at S Cattermole, Bookseller, Beccles.
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,
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
building materials. Apply Mr Bohun, solicitor.
SUDBURY: SALE of WIFE: Last week a disgraceful circumstance occurred at Sudbury: Henry
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,
ADVERTISEMENT: Coal, Timber & Deal Establishment, Old Market Staithe, Beccles: John
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
MILITIA: List of men who have not joined East Suffolk Regt of Militia for training. If apprehended,
James Fox 19 5ft 6 ins joined 6 Jan 1821 Beccles
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,
SALE: Sam Crowe to sell at Beccles: eligible situation for a genteel family, manufactory or trade in
New Market Place, Beccles
sized Parlour, Drawing Room, 7 Bedrooms, Kitchen & other convenient offices in the occupation of
Mrs Harmer, the proprietor.
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
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.
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,
SHIPMEADOW HOUSE of INDUSTRY: AGM. Those wishing to supply the House (including ...
INSURANCE: Equitable Assurance: Beccles Agent: Mr Baker
INSURANCE: Amicable Insurance Office: Beccles Agent: George Bobbett
LOTTERY: The Most/ Magnificent Scheme/ Ever Known with so few Tickets/ All to be Drawn on
a sixteenth 11 shillings ... Tickets & Shares are also selling by following Agents: Beccles: S
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 &
Room, 14ft by 20 ft and an excellent Bedroom, with three others & on the upper storey 5 Bedrooms.
ALSO a piece of Ground on the Cliff with a shed thereon. The above form a very respectable
CELEBRATION of CORONATION at Beccles: A bullock roasted; the Cavalry met & fired; Ten
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
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
round the Course. A Hunter’s Stake carrying 11 Stone each - The second Horse to have the Entrance
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
Ordinaries, Assemblies, Plays & Chipperfield’s Gardens as usual.
Admittance to the Stewards Stand 2 Shillings each. To left hand ditto 1 shilling each.
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.
the Bowling Green with cakes and ale, being attended by the Rector, Curate & Churchwardens.
William Grimmer of Toft Monks, or John Debenham of Ellough. Assignees of his Estate or to Mr
EAST SUFFOLK ASSOCIATION . Annual Meeting of Noblemen & Gentlemen associated for the
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
Wangford & Lothingland on Tuesday 18 September.
LICENSING ALEHOUSES: Magistrates acting in and for the Hundred of Wangford give notice that
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
for more than two Alehouse Keepers. EC Sharpin, Clerk top Magistrates.
SHIPMEADOW HOUSE of INDUSTRY: Directors & Acting Guardians of the Poor, meeting at the
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 &
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
TO BE LET: A neat House with Yard, Garden & Outpremises, fit for the residence of a small family
SALE in WORLINGHAM: Robert Oswald to sell premises of James Boyden. Farm goods for sale.
To Linen & Woollen Drapers. To be sold with possession on Lady Day next, An old established
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
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,
Cuddon, conveyancer, Beccles, of whom may be had several sums from £100 to £200 or ample
BALL: Beccles first Subscription Ball will be held on Thursday, December 6th, 1821. Sir Edmund
SALE of SHEETS: To be sold by Samuel Crowe & Son at the King’s Head, Beccles on Wednesday
sold without reserve, in lots of one pair each.
GELDESTON SALE: of Farming Stock of James Denny.
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
Directors & Acting Guardians.
BALL: Beccles Second Subscription Ball will be held on Monday 7th of January, 1822. JJ
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,
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,
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
The above Coach will be found a comfortable & pleasant conveyance, particularly to those who do
Yarmouth to London in one day, having the choice of Four Coaches every morning from Ipswich to
TO BE LET: To Grocers: To be Let & entered upon Lady Day next: A very desirable House & Shop
valuation. Apply personally to Mr Joseph Roe, the present occupier, who has engaged in another
Very excellent NEW-BUILT brick and tiled Messuage, with sash front: containing parlour, kitchen,
saw pit, spacious yard, and newly planted garden, containing more than a quarter of an acre of land,
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.
on Saturday 23 February 1822 & the following Monday: At a Large Room at George Crowe’s The
Angel Inn , Beccles
Table Cloths, Napkins & Towels & other articles. The Sale to begin at 11 & continue to 2, to begin
again at 5 in the afternoon.
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.
King’s Head, Beccles.
INSURANCE: Royal Exchange Assurance: Robert Adkin, Beccles Agent.
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.
Sam Lillistone, William Oswald, William Tiptod, John Crisp, William Crisp, James Cole, HS Davey,
Chipperfield, Samuel Arnold, John Norman
Ringsfield Thomas Balls, Widow Spalding
Aldeby William Carpenter, William Goddard, Phillip Utton, Esq.
Haddiscoe Rev Mr Ellison
SALE of STOCK: Highly important sale of linen & Woollen drapery etc. William Buck has the
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
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.
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
RIOTS: Disturbances in Norfolk. Trials of accused.
DEATH of ROBERT SPARROW of WORLINGHAM HALL. Mentioned in Corporation of Beccles
Sparrow, Esq, and will attend his funeral on Monday next.”
Nor Merc: Beccles Agents: Hambling, Pointer
INSURANCE: County Fire, Beccles agent: S Cattermole
LOT 1: The Mansion & premises in Northgate, with walled-in garden in front, adjoining the River
LOT 2: The piece of Pasture Land at the back of the above premises containing about five acres,
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.
& 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,
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
PRICES: Average price of Corn:
SALE: Eligible Freehold . Land Tax redeemed. to be SOLD with possession at Michaelmas next.
extensive business has been carried on for many years in the Drapery Line.
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
All Persons who stand indebted to Mr Cole, are requested to pay the same to him within one month
from the date hereof.
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.
great severity in the County. At Herringsell near Mildenhall a distressing calamity occurred _ A flock
The Horses in the Telegraph Day Coach were so terrified by the lightning that between Thetford &
was fortunately enabled to keep to the road so that no accident occurred.
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
head. We are happy to find that not the smallest blame attached to either Coachmen.
Anniversary, on which day the Principals of the Royal Arch Chapter attached to the Lodge will be
Masonic order to Church, where a Sermon will be preached by Brother the Rev FJ Howman, Rector
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
TO BE LET for a term of years.
Beccles (either newly & costly furnished or unfurnished) together with new and spacious walled-in
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
The Mansion is delightfully situated upon an eminence, commanding an unusually beautiful and
residence of a Family of Distinction. London & Bury coaches are daily passing and repassing.
SALE of WINE: Fine old Wines at Ashmans, near Beccles by Mr Cana upon the Premises on
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.
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.
from the shop of Mr Jonas Walpole of Beccles were sentenced, the former to two years, & the latter
BALL: The second Subscription Ball on Tuesday 28th instant. W Schuldham, Esq & E Gooch,
of King’s Bench & Common Pleas.
Archibald, Earl of Gosford.
SUFFOLK MILITIA: The Subdivision Meetings for receiving the lists of persons liable to serve in
March: Mutford, Wangford & Lothingland at the King’s Head, Beccles.
RESURRECTION MEN: 3 Men apprehended in Norwich.
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
Whoever will apprehend the said vagrants & deliver them to Mr Drewell, keeper of the Gaol, shall
receive the above reward.
ALSO the Manor of Rosehall & Ashman’s with exclusive right of Sporting in extensive covers &
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
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
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.
Monks, late W Carpenter, Esq.
MARRIAGE: Rev Thomas Sheriffe, fellow of Magdalene, Oxford to Georgiana, eldest daughter of
LETTER from Sudbury on annoyance to John Murrells (Vet) by “growls & yawlings” of intoxicated
BECCLES RACES: on 29th & 30th of July.
COACH: Norwich, Beccles, Southwold Coach: Tuesday & Saturday (J Martin)
ALSO: Telegraph: Lowestoft, Norwich: Tuesday & Thursday.
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.
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
Four year olds to carry 11st, five 11st 7lbs, six and aged 12 st. Mares & geldings allowed 2lbs. The
150 guineas if demanded, in the usual manner. Three Subscribers; & 3 Horses to start, or no race.
Present Subscribers: HN Wilson, Thomas Cay etc.
(£8,000 of Dashwood’s wife). Garnham had supplied Mrs Dashwood with goods valued at £49.
BECCLES RACES: Cocking: [Illustration of?] White Horse, 28 & 29 July. Stewards: Sir C Blois &
TRIAL of RESURRECTION MEN [see 22 Feb]
INSURANCE: Suffolk & General Amical Insurance: Beccles Agent: George Bobbett.
Match for £10.
R Crickmer, J Mapes & W Buck - left 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.
fair silver spurs”.
Several Cricket Matches
[Jewellers, Stationers, Silversmiths] together with Cutlery, Haberdashery, Perfumery and Patent
Medicines and a variety of other articles.
The situation is particularly eligible, being in the centre of the Market Place, Beccles, Suffolk, where
lately by Mr Robert Adkin, deceased.
Yard, and Garden, with useful outbuildings; the whole to be LET with immediate possession. The
employing it in the above concern to great advantage.
NORWICH ARTISTS: Edwin Cooper’s painting of a Hunter: “regretted he does not endeavour to
give some resemblance to Nature in his backgrounds”.
The Brampton Gate £104
ADVERTISEMENT: S Bardwell, Baker, Beccles. To continue business of her late Husband assisted
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
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
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 &
INNKEEPERS of WANGFORD: Licences
Farr (North Cove), John Lillistone, E Leathes, Edmund Sharpin, (William & WA Schuldham of
LUNATIC ASYLUM, (Private) at Loddon run by Mr WG Jolley, surgeon.
Chelmsford, intended for the House of Correction ... advantage of receiving 1 to 9 persons upon it &
greatest number upon it ...
assault on Job Robinson of Bungay.
INSURANCE: Phoenix Fire Office: Beccles Agent: Henry S Davey.
& EC Sharpin, Secretaries.
LICENSED to INCUMBENCY: Friday last Rev George Orgill Leman, Clerk, licensed to Perpetual
Brampton [his father]
BLYBURGATE CEMETERY: On Friday, 26 September the new Chapel and Burial Ground at
proceeded to the Church attended by his officers, the Rector, many visiting clergy, the Portreeve and
Corporation of the Town, Churchwardens, etc., etc.
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
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
was necessary to keep them from pressing into the line of the procession. After the ceremony of
after offering up a prayer & performing the requisite ceremony, the Choir in front of the Chapel sang
the King’s Head ...
Houses, Granary, Large Ware Room etc.
DIED: On Thursday died at Beccles aged 68 Mrs Charlotte Mannell, many years a respectable
DIVISION of BECCLES: Abstract of Receipts & Disbursements of Division of Beccles, Easter
Fines for False Weights
consequence of the same being completed before time.
To moiety of Fine received for keeping an Irregular House
To cash received of Dawson Turner, Esq for 10 County Bonds of £100
Account of Rates
By Salary to Beccles Chaplain
Gaoler’s Salary to Beccles Gaol
Disbursements to Prisoners
136- 16-10 1/4
Ground Rent for Beccles Gaol
Clerk of Peace for Rates, Warrants & sundry Bills for business,
Fees to Clerks of Assize
Sundry Orders of Magistrates & bills of Advertisements & Printing
Pass Bills allowed by Magistrates
Apprehending Felons, conveying them to Prison & sundry other Bills
Paid Chamberlain of London for 4 years Relief to the Prisoners confined }
in the Fleet Prison pursuant to Act 55 Geo III
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
QUARTER SESSIONS: William Howlett stealing 5 Ducks, property of TC Scott, Shadingfield
Benjamin Fiske Stealing a piece of Woollen Cloth, Value 9 shillings
SALE by AUCTION; Decree of High Court: Harmer against Harris. Sale by George Crowe at the
Angel Inn in 3 Lots;
DIED at Beccles: Mrs Cotton
At the Suffolk Assizes. Robert Bradnum, William Cranfield and Thomas Wright were charged with
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
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
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.
burglary, they went to see him at his house and found a cask which smelt strongly of elder wine,
in December 1822 he breakfasted with the prisoner at his father's house on the day of the robbery, he
following, his brother gave him a glass of elder wine and he saw Wright's wife burn a cask after the
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
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
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
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," 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".
John Wright and Benjamin Howlett for burglary and John Cheney for horse stealing will be executed
today at noon.
the wrong persons, the parties were Thomas Wright and his mother, the mother of Bradnum is of very
April 28th 1824. On Wednesday last, the four men left for execution at our Assizes, Robert Bradnum
on the scaffold, almost from the break of day the road was thronged with people approaching to see
about to be witnessed but far from the case as they passed the street leading to the fatal spot they
people estimated at between ten to fifteen thousand people assembled in the neighbourhood of the
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
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
takes away the breath.
Wright had addressed the spectators, cautioning all the young men to take notice of his fate and not
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
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
following letter addressed by him to one of his former confederates in crime, residing in Walter
To you------I Thomas Wright do send these few Lines as your friend and beg you to leave off all your
than I deserve with me in my wickedness, therefore for God's sake and your wife's and children and
life is so unsartin and death is sure and perhaps may come upon you when you not expect it and
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
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
From Thomas Wright, Bury Gaol----Death.
Cheney's family were once in respectable circumstances, his father carrying on a business at Beccles
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
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
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
old carriage and broke into his backhouse, Wright further confessed that he broke into
Blackbirds at Bulmer, that he stole a sheep from Mr Snell, a pig from Mr Liptrap of Guessingthorpe,
one from Mr Paske of Upper Yeldham, one from Mr David King at Wickham also a lamb and robbed
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
John Cheney made a confession of the following offences, breaking into a house at Bulmer near the
Plough Inn and others mentioned.
hulks at Portsmouth, among them was George Filby of Stanton who is to be transported for 14 years.
Brampton Hall to Isabella Camilla, youngest daughter of Sir William Twysden, Bart, of Roydon Hall,
DIED: Mr Joseph Oldring, Corn Merchant & Miller, suddenly, after taking his tea and other
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.
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
Drill, Rolls, Ploughs, Barrows, Harness.
Dairy Utensils: A barrel Churn, Cheese Press, 10 Milk Keelers, Milk Tray, Butter Keeler, Milk Tub,
LOANS: £800 to be advanced altogether, or in small sums, on good security. Apply to Mr Crowe,
Post Office, Beccles
only equalled by his fidelity & integrity.
COACH SERVICE: Southwold, Beccles & Norwich Coah re-commences:
INSURANCE: Royal Exchange Assurance: Beccles Agent: Thomas Mason
BECCLES RACES: Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st of July. Richard Wilson, Esq & Hon Capt H
SALE by George Crowe at the Angel Inn: Freehold Cottages in Bridge Street:
LOT 1: Brick & Tiled Cottage, small Yard & wash house occupied by Mary Boreham
LOT 3: Brick & Tiled Cottage, small Yard & wash house occupied by Robert Turrell
LOT 5: Brick & Tiled Cottage, large Yard & quay leading to the River, well situated for a coal yard,
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
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
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
excellent Ordinaries at the King’s Head ... novelties at the Apollo Gardens ... illuminated??
pyrotechnic, attended by nearly 2,000 in one night.
ball assemblage of rank, beauty and fashion ... new and elegant theatre ... addition of a cup stakes of
on both days ... racing capital ... numbers on second day upwards of 12,000. Theatre well attended.
manufactory in Beccles, which has an extensive and flourishing business has for upwards of a century
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.
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
ADVERTISEMENT: Isaac Baker, Grocer, Tea Dealer & Candle Manufacturer, St Clements,
Father & Brother so liberally experienced.
& a Deputy Lieutenant of the County [+ a vague eulogy]
TURNPIKE: Tolls from Haddiscoe Turnpike to be let by auction at the King’s Head, Beccles (list of
possession at Michaelmas. Sale by George Crowe.
Nine several tenements or cottages with convenient outbuildings and a spacious Staithe or Quay
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.
SALE of STOCK: All Live & Dead Farming Stock of John Farr, Esq
DIED at Beccles: Rev Bence Bence, Rector for more than 50 years.
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 &
GAME LICENCES, Beccles: Robert Reeve, JC Safford, John Leathes, Robert Fiske, Henry Sharpin,
Frederick Farr, Thomas Farr
meadow & pasture Land. Apply Henry Read, Worlingham Hall. For a Term of years.
Wednesday se’en night with a Horse & Gig, the horse took fright in the Old Market & ran against a
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
SALE of FURNITURE: by Robert Oswald on premises of James Boyden: neat modern Furniture. Mr
Boyden is leaving Beccles.
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
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
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
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
INSURANCE: Amicable Insurance Co, Beccles Agent: William Bobbett
Burrows, Free School
of Robert Purvis, Esq of Beccles
VICARAGE: Rev H Owen, DCL, Rector of Beccles presented by Earl of Gosford with Vicarage of
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
entrance to the town of Beccles. For particulars apply to John Mapleston, Brampton near Beccles. NB
DIED: Mr Robert Fiddes, Landlord of the Falcon, aged 54.
horses took fright at some cows on the road near Dr Owen’s house. One sitting on the shafts thrown
Under 13, 18 gns pa
Under 15, 20 gns pa
ACCIDENT TO HORSE: Horse of Mr Brigham, farmer, of Mutford killed as he was leaving Beccles
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
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
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.
SALE: Household Furniture of Mrs Temple, deceased.
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
under his coat. Page felled by large stone, poachers temporarily escaped.
BALL: Second Ball at Beccles on Thursday 3rd of February was attended by the principal families of
and the refreshments were supplied with excellent dispatch & gave satisfaction to nearly 100 ladies &
CREDITORS: Stephen Saunders of Beccles, Spirit & Porter Merchant assigned Estates to Robert
Chipperfield, Beccles for benefit of creditors.
BECCLES DISPENSARY BALL: Friday 8 April. Earl of Gosford, Lt-General nMeade, Edmund
Mason of Beccles.
PORTREEVE’S FEAST. After Divine Service 90 persons sat down to a well supplied table ... some
elect is Charles Chenery, Gent
OUTLAWED: Mr Banks of the Firm Banks & Garrod, late Drapers in the Town, who was declared
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,
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]
SALE by Private Contract: A Messuage in Bridge Street comprising 2 Keeping Rooms, [parlour]
back kitchen & other offices; also a capital newly built 2 stalled Stable, Chaise house & good
thence to the street. The Premises are all Freehold. Apply to Mr Lee Peirson, Beccles & further
MILITIA: Failed to join East Suffolk Militia. Enlisted in Beccles: George Adams, born Earsham;
MARRIAGE: William Martin married to Miss Woodroffe, daughter of Thomas Woodroffe, builder
President H Crowfoot, (Beccles)
CRICKET MATCH played on South Denes, Yarmouth. Beccles v Yarmouth for £50 (10 am)
BECCLES RACES: July 19 & 20th. Ordinaries, Assemblies, Plays, Rural Gardens & other
amusements, as usual. S Cattermole, clerk.
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
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
SUPERSTITION: Story of old man (70) at Wickham Skeith denounced as a wizard. Has to sink or
swim in a pond. Clergyman & Churchwardens intervene.
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)
EDUCATION SOCIETY of SUFFOLK AGM at Stowmarket. 10,020 children. Increase of 32.
they have appointed Mr Richard Stopher of Saxmundham their agent for that Town &
September 8 1825
John Lillistone, Clerk, JC Safford, EC Sharpin
SALE at WESTON: On Wednesday 5 October on the Farming Premises of Thomas Farr, Esq, near
Bays. Neat Stock, Swine, Carriages, Implements
WANTED immediately: A respectable young Man as an Apprentice in the Retail Drapery & Silk
INSURANCE: Amicable Insurance Co: Beccles agent: William Bobbett
ACCIDENT at BECCLES involving a horse belonging to Captain Kidd’s Brewery in Ravensmere.
TREASURER’S DIVISION of Beccles: Easter 1825- Easter 1825:
Salary to Beccles Gaol Surgeon
Salary to Beccles Gaol Keeper
Salary to Beccles Gaol Turnkey
Disbursements for Prisoners
312 - 6 - 2 1/2
Ground Rent for Beccles Gaol
Clerk of Peace for Rate, Warrants, Bills
133 - 9 - 7
54 - 5 - 0
Coroner for Inquisitions
100 - 6 - 8
Orders for Magistrates & Advertisements & Printing
Inspectors of Weights & Measures
93 - 2 - 0 1/2
90 - 7 - 0
Apprehending & conveying Vagrants to Prison
Apprehending & conveying Felons to Prison
3 - 10 - 0
202 - 7 - 10
45 - 5 - 0
Paid Garrett & others
Dawson Turner, Esq, Interest on County Bonds
Richmond for Mill
90 - 0 - 0
12 - 17
Charles Barclay, Esq & Frederick Farr, Esq Stewards
ADVERTISEMENT: Thomas Delf, Linen & Woollen Draper, Mercer, Hosier, Hatter, Haberdasher,
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.
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 &
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
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
leaving a Husband & 9 Children to lament their loss.
Beccles for inspecting the Body & property of the unfortunate young man ... & has recognised him as
QUARTER SESSIONS at Beccles: Sam Howard aged 22 for Stealing a quantity of hare & rabbit
skins from Samuel Peck of Beccles: 3 Months imprisonment
his Office, whereby William Wright, a suspected felon, escaped from custody on his way to
EDUCATION: The Academy of Beccles under the Superintendence of Mr Burrows will be reopened
on Tuesday 17th Inst.
constant employ. Apply to Gilbert, Coach Maker, Beccles. None but good hands need apply.
TO BE LET & entered upon at Lady Day next or Michaelmas next if preferred.
Bedrooms, spacious Kitchen & offices, replete with every convenience. Also excellent Gardens with
Vinery, and a Paddock adjoining containing about 3 acres
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.
COACH: Southwold, Beccles & Norwich Coach leaves Southwold on Monday, Wednesday &
Saturday to the Star Inn, Norwich. Returns 4 pm.
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
HORSE: “Congress” to cover at Horse & Groom, Beccles, Wednesday. 5 gns thoroughbred Mares.
Farming Mares 2s. 5s to Groom.
SUFFOLK FAIRS in MAY: Beccles 3rd May; Bungay, 14th May
BECCLES RACES: 1st & 2nd of August; John Lee Farr & John Kerrick
Branet Coach from Beccles, Bungay & Halesworth meets coach every Morning & Evening at Scole
BECCLES RACES: A Saddle Race each day for Hunters; A Bridle Race each day for Ponies.
they were to be given up.”
SAVINGS BANK: AGM of Beccles Savings Bank: RJ Francis & EC Sharpin, Secretaries.
SALE of FURNITURE of Joseph Oldring, miller: Furniture, Glass. Earthenware, 100 books, fine
condition, taxed cart & harness, 2 pony saddles.
Dancing till 1 am .. at 1 am upwards of 70 sat down to most sumptuous & elegant supper.
SALE of TIMBER: to Coach Builders, Wheelwrights, Builders:
19 lime, 4 Ash, 1 Sycamore, 1 Ash, 1 Elm average 40ft in each: 4 Redwood Poplars, 30 Oak Stands,
near the Pigeons & others at Ashmans.
EDUCATION: Cowles Academy for Young Gentlemen: re-opens 16 July. Terms moderate.
Countess of Gosford on list of subscribers. Church of England clergy present.
DANCING: Steel at Assembly Room, Beccles on Fridays.
after work, attacked between lodges of Lord Gosford’s Park on the road near Worlingham. - 3
pocket of Benjamin Tillett of Beccles, fishmonger.
BECCLES RACES: “All persons requested to retire behind the cords on the bell ringing for
Ordinaries at the King’s Head & White Lion. Assembly first night. Plays, Rural Gardens. [no
mention of cock fighting]
odd, at White Horse.
Annison & Lamb feeder. From the well known goodness of the Cocks great sport is anticipated. Will
BECCLES RACES: & THEATRE open Tuesday 11 September & next week Wednesday, Thursday
BECCLES RACES: Cocking at White Horse: £2 a Battle, £10 the odds. Plays, Rural Gardens, etc
Wangford at the King’s Head on Monday 1 October. Chief Constable: William Oswald.
Head. W Oswald, Chief Constable.
SERMON preached at Beccles AGM of Society for Promoting Christianm Knowledge by P Philpot.
CHURCH SERMON at Beccles in aid of National Schools by Rev HTO Leman, Rector of Brampton
ROBBERY between Beccles & Bungay on Harness Maker, Ward of Beccles. He was stopped by
Horseman & knocked down.
Rector of Brampton & Worlingham.
DIED: Funeral of Mrs Cranston Bacon (body moved from Ipswich to Beccles, her former place of
MILL: Tower Mill late of Joseph Oldring to be Let.
HOSIERY DEALERS, Beccles: Thomas Delf & Thomas Sayer.
outside. 7am; Returns 3.45 pm [illustration of coach]
SALE: at White Lion of House & Butcher’s Shop (large Garden, spacious Yards, Slaughter House,
HORSE: “Comus” will cover: Tuesday, Lowestoft; Wednesday, Beccles; Thursday, Wortwell, etc;
COACH: Pilot Coach: Norwich, Lowestoft, Southwold; Leaves Norfolk Hotel on Monday,
SALE of FURNITURE of Philip Dykes “upon the Premises, late his Residence”, by R Oswald
30th. Rowing Matches to follow. Jarrett Dashwood junior.
SALE of HARLESTON BREWERY, Malting Offices, 47 Public Houses, including several in
COACH: Bury & Yarmouth Royal Mail Coaches through Scole, Bungay & Beccles. Greyhound at
BECCLES RACES: September 9 & 10. Col Wilson & Edward Bacon.
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.
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.
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
W Burrows, Master. NB an Articled Assistant wanted.
SALE of FURNITURE of late Miss Lydia Garnham, Hungate, Beccles
Dancing to begin at half past nine.
DANCING: Mr Sezland, (Mr Steel’s assispartner), Beccles Friday
Elizabeth Bateman, decsd. a vestibule, parlour, tea room, store room & other closets, 4 good
Freehold; suitable for residence of genteel family. Land Tax £1-4s; Free Rent to manor of
LOT 2 Double cottage in yard on south of Lot 1 leading into street. Also a barn at short distance
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
Springer. [25 Blyburgate]
SALE by J Balls at the King’s Head on 27 February. Neat, sash windowed Dwelling House in good
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]
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
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
supposed about 5ft 7ins high.
COACH: The pilot, Norwich, Beccles, Lowestoft. Coach after 27 May, daily (Sundays excepted)
EDUCATION: Cowles School, Beccles. Boarders 18-20 Gns. English Studies, Merchans’ Accompts,
WAVENEY REPORT by Cubitt on River Waveney with map of Navigation. Printed & published by
EXHIBITION of Norwich Society of Artists: “Cooper has several excellent pictures in his particular
SALE OF PROPERTIES: To be Sold by R Oswald on Monday 7 September, 1829
& Yard & a spacious Garden well planted with fruit trees & bushes in full bearing, containing half an
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]
4. Two Houses fronting White Lion Street occupied by Robert Mann & Tim Barker [18/20
6. Stock of Castle Farm. (Mr Burford)
SALE To be Sold on 13 September
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
Edward Rainer, Samuel Bath & another.
BECCLES RACES, with Theatre, Gardens & Cocking.
Pounds Reward (to W Buck, Auctioneer)
SALE of STOCK of Millinery, Dresses etc. of Mrs Sayer (opposite Town Hall, Beccles) by W Buck.
months old, promises to make exceedingly good Guard Dog. Very, very fierce.”
Gardens, etc. in the occupation of George Winn, Dennant & Thomas Jay, the Proprietor)
to Rev Howman’s [Northgate House, No 12] is now one heap of ruins, preparatory to the erection of
TITHES: The Audit of Rev J Lillistone, Barsham at King’s Head, Beccles. 10% returned to
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”