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New Market: Unknown:
1858
Beccles Paper 27 Jul 

SALE; at Premises opposite Town Hall: Furniture & Stock in Trade of  George Harding, under a bill of sale.
Painters, plumbers & glaziers
ADVERTISEMENT:  WV  Feltham,  Boot & Shoe Depot, New Market. New stocks of Men & Women’s
Boots & Shoes of best manufacture.
TO BE LET: Shop & Dwelling House suitable for any trade in New Market at low Rent. [It does not seem to
be either number 11 nor 33]
SALE: Freehold Dwelling, Shop & Premises in New Market in occupation of Frederick Howlett, plumber &
glazier
TO BE LET: House furnished or unfurnished: 2 rooms in New Market. Apply WW Davy, plumber
Corbyn, Baking Powder Manufactury moving from New Market to larger & more commodious premises
lately occupied as Printing Office by Messrs Read Crisp & Moore in Hungate Lane.
Frederick Mills, tailor moving from Hungate to New Market near the church.
FF Mills leaving town. Sale of Furniture.
TO  BE  LET:  Commodious  House  in  Market Place; Entrance Hall, Dining, Drawing, Study & Business
Rooms, 7 Bedrooms & large walled-in fruit & flower garden.
COUNCIL:  Owner of Houses in New Market occupied by Mr Chalker in New Market to provide proper
privy accommodation & connect with the sewers

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Repair Churchyard public paths
Possible site for Public Convenience: Market Row in New Market
Possible site for Public Convenience: next to the Swan & Town Hall
Falcon Inn Yard. Stable in Yard
Fred Hall refused permission to boil bones in Falcon Yard
Arthur Pells to remove hoarding in front of White Horse forthwith
Additions to Mr McQueen's premises in New Market
Alterations to Mr Took's house and shop in New Market
Alteration to Mr Self's shop in [No 18] New Market
Additions to Mr AJ Ball's House in New Market. Explanation needed
Mr Arthur Leggett not to have Fish & Chip van in New Market
Sign 8ft above pavement for Beverley Bros in New Market
Alterations to Tower House for Mr Tracy
Fried Fish Vans to use New Market for 3 months with licence.
Alterations to WC & Urinal at King's Head
against Fried Fish Vans by Inhabitants of New Market
Fried Fish Vans no lomger to use New Market
Alteration Plans for Barclays Bank to be given to Council
Alterations to Barclays Bank
Direction arms to be placed on lamp, centre of Market: to Bungay etc
Swinging sign approved for Mr Leyneck on 32 New Market
Youngman & Preston; provide earth closets; cottages White Ho Yard
AR Scott to place coal hole in front of shop in New Market
Imorovements to drainage at the White Swan for Morse & Woods
Passage for Mr Brett in theNew Market
Signboard for Mr Rayner's Shop, 5 New Market
Alterations to premises in New Market for Womack Brooks
Alterations to Mr Loades' premises in New Market [No 18]

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New Market
SHOPS

14th Century and later:- The surviving evidence in East Anglia & elsewhere indicates that shops were set at the front of otherwise

quite normal houses with a passage at one side leading straight through to the hall and courtyard and with
a side entry from the passage into the shop. Many of the Kings Lynn ‘L’ shaped houses must have begun
like this. The unglazed serving bays had internal shutters which hinged up during business hours.
From the middle of the 18th century shopkeepers perceived that the advantage of the modern shop front
as a vehicle for increased sales, an early favourite being the bow front made up of many small panes. (see
High Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, but the best 18C. example is at the Paper Shop at Burnham Market.) The
style carried on. where trade was not good enough to replace it with newer fashions. Style still in use c
1840  (in  Victoria  Stores  in  Mattishall).  There  were  structural  disadvantages  with  the  bowed  front,
especially what to do about the cornice and the junction with the flat wall of the building behind.
Greek taste from about 1810 provided the solutions: rectangular in shape, an entablature for a fascia board
and a cornice for weather protection. eg late 18c No 14 Market Place Aylsham, advanced for the provinces
in its fluted Ionic columns under an entablature.
In the early 19C a variation was the double-fronted display window, with a door in the centre, which was
used where the front was wide enough.

1700-1830  
 
 
 
 
1875
Beccles Paper 26 Jan 
COUNCIL: People using the Pump near the Town Hall to pay 6d a Quarter
1883
Beccles Paper 24 Apr 

 A new large lamp had been put up in the New Market by the Gas Company. The Councillors generally
deemed it a success. But would electric lighting be better, even if slightly more expensive?
TOWN COUNCIL:  The Gas Company asked to remove the lamp in the centre of New Market

1917
Beccles Paper 24 Jul 
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David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
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New Market 1   [Nationwide Anglia 27 April 1997] New Market BM

Listed Building:
18 century with alterations. 2 storeys and attic. Brick, painted. 3 windows, at first floor, near-flush-frame sash, with glazing bars, formerly with

cambered heads, the arches of which remain. 2 casement dormers. New pantiles. Bank windows at ground floor and
entrances in wood case with slender pilasters and bracket entablature.
Arthur Pells put in a new shop front (not the present one) & included the passageway on the left into the building.
See Pells list 22 No 19 undated

 
 
1846 
Norfolk News  8 Aug 

SALE  by  Fenn:  House  &  Shop  near  Corn  Exchange  occupied  by  I  Ward,  tailor & hatter, owned by
Zaccharia Bullen “Estate Agent”, Ingate Lodge.
CREDITORS: James Thirtle, grocer, tea dealer, draper, etc Sale of Stock in premises near Town Hall.
[No 1 New Market]
Abraham Brown, Boot & Shoemaker, thanks for 17 years support, has taken business of James Carr, New
Market.
OWNER

1848 
 
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Norfolk Mercury 26 Feb
 
Beccles Paper 16 Jan 
 
 
 
OCCUPANT 

1810
1814
1823
1827
1841
1851
1851 CENSUS
390 

Zacharia Bullen 
Zacharia Bullen 
Zacharia Bullen 
Mary Anne Gooderham
Mrs Gooderham 
John Garnham 

Zacharia Bullen 
Zacharia Bullen 
Zacharia Bullen 

 
 
 

saddler, auctioneer
saddler, auctioneer
saddler, auctioneer

£4

James Thirtle 
James Thirtle 

 
 

grocer 
grocer 

 
 

 
 

£13- 5s
£11- 15s

James Thirtle 


1879 @ 73]

44 
Sheringham, Norfolk 
 
Head 
Grocer & Provision Dealer 
[d

390 
390 
390 
390 
390 
390 

Esther Thirtle 
William Thirtle 
Esther Thirtle 
Ferdinand Thirtle
Mary Ann Thirtle
Robert John Thirtle

37 
 
14 
11 


16 



Norwich, Norfolk

Norwich, Norfolk
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Sufolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 

 
Briston, Norfolk 

Wife 
 
Dau 
Son 
Dau 
Son 

 
Son 
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
 

 
Scholar

 
[d 1888 @ 85]

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

[died 1862]

1861
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS
? uninhabited [shop?]
1896
1904
1906 Survey 
1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974
 

John Garnham 
John Garnham 
Robert Block 

Robert Block 
James Carr 
David Soanes 

 
 
 

grocer 
 
shoemaker 

 
shoemaker 

 

£13
 
£18

£18
 

Mrs Block 
Mrs Block 

William H Delf 

 
 

fancy depository
fancy depository 
dwelling & shop 
fancy depository
fancy draper
fancy repository
Miss Evelyn Delf
E Delf 
Evelyn Delf 
Evelyn Delf 
E Delf 
E Delf 
National Provincial Bank
National Westminster Bank

William H Delf 
Block, AR    William H Delf 

 
 

£20
4 bedrooms 2 sitting rooms & shop 

5 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

William Delf 
William H Delf 
William Delf 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

fancy draper
fancy depository
 
fancy draper
fancy depository
fancy repository

 
WH Delf exors 

 
 
 
£50 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
I have not been able to idenify this property before 1810, or its earlier ownership. It may have been a part of 3 New
Market on the west side or Lloyds Bank or Sheepgate AE on the east.

ALSO
1954

 
 
 
 
Mrs FC Ross 
 
ladies’ outfitter 
 
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New Market 3 
[Midland Bank 25 April 1997]
 
New Market ZL

Building on the site prior to the Bank, built in 1863. Bank dates from 1921
Listed Buildings description:

Midland Bank, 1921, stone. 3 arched windows and arched entrance. Doric order with balustraded parapet. Group value. Nos 1 and 3
form a group with Lloyds Bank and premises  adjoining to the north and south in Exchange Square.

1593
1637c
 
1638
 
1640c
1649
 
1653

Task NMar 15 

Mr Bungay, for a tenement late Turner's before Francis  
Robert Soane, mercer, for 2 tenements, messuage late Debden before Bungay  [folio 144] 
[Robert Soane married Mary Brouning in 1632]
Robert Soane, for one messuage an Inn called the Bell in the New Market and
another late Bungay, Ben Fuller 
William Crane, Tenement late Debden before Bungay  [folio 166]
William Crane, the Elder, mercer, late Fuller 
[William Crane, senior, born 1595; died June 1651]
William Crane, Messuage and yard in Sheepmarket near the Market next to the house of Henry Parker on
the west, which descended to him from  William Crane
William Crane, junior, Tenement late his Father's formerly Soane's, of old Debden's [folio 187]  Task 8d.
HEARTH TAX: 
William Crane, Gent, [born 1624; died 1691] for a tenement in the New Market south  
Indenture  between  Mary  Warner,  widow, one of the daughters & co-heiresses & executrix of William
Crane, gent, of the one part & Thomas Stubbs, brazier, of the other..  
ALL  THAT  messuage  wherein  William  Crane  for  a  long  time dwelt & wherein he also died & where
Thomas Stubbs dwells, with outhouses, stables, yards, orchards, etc. situated
BETWEEN the messuage formerly of Edward Tyrell now of Richard Playters [New Market no 5 (FA), now
Boots]
 in part & parcelsof one other messuage called the Falcon [New Market no 9 (FA) now Martin’s]
in part of the west:  
& another messuage late William Crane now in the use of John Rogers [Sheepgate AE] in part  & parcel of
a messuage now of Mary Warner & formerly of Philip Nevill [Sheepgate, now Lloyd’s Bank (H)] in part &
in her occupation formerly parcel of the same premises on the EAST;
 & abutting the street to the NORTH;
& a lane to the SOUTH [Hungate Lane?]
AND a small piece of land near the gate of the above messuage or Inn called the Falcon, adjoining the
house, formerly a stable, but now used by Thomas Stubbs for a warehouse, extending from the south end
of the stable or warehouse towards the north 40ft & 10ft breadth.
[Visitation of the County of Suffolk: “The Cranes resided in a good old house in a conspicuous part of the
Town of Beccles, but which has  lately been rebuilt. (date?)”]
Thomas Stubs,Tenement late Crane's formerly Soane's
Stephen Bootman, tenement late Crane's formerly Soane's since Stubbs
Stephen Bootman: huge inventory of shops etc: Framlingham, Halesworth, Beccles; Value £577
SEE full copy of Inventory in Inventories file.
[Stephen Bootman died in January 137/38, his wife Mary in February 1737/38 & their daughter Mary in
June 1738, aged 2]
TO LET: Shops in Beccles & Halesworth to be let, late in the use of Stephen Bootman, brazier, deceased
Stephen Bootman, one messuage in or new New Market next Sheepgate, formerly Crane's, since Stubbs

 
 
 

Task 8d.
Task 8d.

 Task S 21 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Task 8d.
 

Rents 2s 10d
Task C 4 
Bec Man Rental 65 
 
 
Rent 2s 10d.
 
Bec Man Court 14 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2s 10d.

1653c
1674
1693
1708 

Task C 38 
 
Mr Crane 
6 hearths 
 
Bec Man Rental 82 
Rent 2s 10d.
5April 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

1708
1730c
1737/38 Inventory 26 Jan 
 
 

Task S 50 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 8d.
Task 8d.

Task B 101 

 
 

1738/9 Norwich Paper 11 Mar 
1739

Bec Man Court 3 

 
Relief of 2s 10d. by death of  Stephen Bootman, his Father.
John Field, tenement late Bootman's before Stubbs in Sheepgate near New Market. 
Thomas Blowers, Messuage in or near New Market next Sheepgate formerly Stephen Bootman

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent   2s   10d.

1746
1757
 
1769

Bec Man Court 2 
Rent 2s 10d.
Bec Man Court 4 
 

 
Catherine  Blowers,  Widow,  messuage  near  New  Market  next  Sheepgate  late  Thomas  Blowers,  her
husband, Stubbs, Bootman and late Field. 
Mary Blowers?
James  Courtnall,    [He  died  in  May  1829  aged  73 & was buried in the Congregational graveyard]
Messuage late Mary Blowers 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2s 10d.
Bec Man Court 12 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2s 10d.

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1797

Bec Man Court 2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2s 10d.
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1830
Bec Man Court 5 

Sarah Courtnall, widow, messuage near New Market, late James Courtnall, her husband and before of Mary
Blowers.
James  Courtnall,  of  Barnet,  Herts. Messuage in or near New Market late Sarah Courtnall before Mary
Blowers.
ADVERTISEMENT: 1 June 1849: William Woods, premises late Mr Woodward, opposite Kings Head Boot
& Shoe

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2s 10d.
1839
Bec Man Court 12 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2s 10d.
1849
Advert Rix Coll 

Grocer, tea dealer & cheesemonger; low price cigars
received  in his dairy  Suffolk Cheese

1857
1857

ADVERTISEMENT:
ADVERTISEMENT:

R Block, [3]
New Market,
Beccles Mthly Adv 2 Feb

Robert Block, has
ADVERTISEMENT: R. Block.  Good rice for feeding
Contractors for pulling down & rebuilding the shop belonging to Mr Block. Apply to see plans.
Recent Improvements of Streets:- Houses formerly a disgrace & an eyesore have been pulled down &
supplanted by buildings erected in a more modern style. ... By far the most marked improvement which has
of late years been made, is the new premises erected in front of the Kings Head by Mr Block. They consist
of a very fine house built of white brick and containing a large and commodious shop, very handsomely
fitted & well arranged, forming on the whole an improvement which has long been needed in this much
frequented entrance to the Market Place.
CHRISTMAS: The Shops in this Town are gay with their usual Christmas decorations, especially those of
Mr R Block & Mr CF Parker, grocers.
LOCAL ELECTIONS: Retiring Councillors: C Horsley, H Read, JL Kent, A Kent.
Elected C Horsley 245, Read 225, Kindred 165, WW Garnham 137.

Beccles Wkly News 6 Oct

1862
1863
1863

Beccles Wkly Nws 27 May
 
Beccles Paper 27 Oct 
1863
Beccles Wkly Nws 29 Dec

1865
 
 
1877

Beccles Wkly 7 Nov 

 
 

Failed: JL Kent 112, A Kent 99, W Thornton, W Wright, R Block, A Brown 88.
MUNICIPAL  ELECTIONS:  Candidates:  Mr  Block,  E  Masters,  N  Pells,  JP  Walton.  Mr  WP  Garrod has
withdrawn.
ELECTION: Elected: JM Brundell 350; E Masters 316; A Brown 252; N Pells 244;
NOT ELECTED: Isaiah Copeman 228; JP Walton 225; R Block 39, H Newson 30. About 590 burgesses took
part. With the working classes Isaiah Copeman & A Brown were the favourites, which shows what can be
done by personal canvas & liberal promises!

East Suff Gaz, 23 Oct 

1877
 

East Suff Gaz, 6 Nov 
 

1880
1882

East Suff Gaz 23 Nov 

ELECTED: Robert Block, elected without opposition.
TO BE LET: Three Villas, Salisbury Place, Station Road, each containing Drawing Room, Dining Room,
Kitchen, Scullery, 4 Bedrooms. Rent 18 gns pa. Apply Robert S Block.
NOMINATIONS  OF  PARISH OFFICIALS: Overseers: JM Brundell, TA Woodroffe, RA King, A Pells;
Guardians:  R  Block,  J  Boutell,  JK  Garrod,  H  Cunningham, B Woolnough & WR Clarke. Assessors &
Collectors of Taxes: James Mullet & Jonathan Nobbs
BECCLES WATER & GAS COMPANY AGM: Present *JP Walton (Chairman), *J Crisp, *WM Crowfoot,
*CF Parker (Managing Director) *WH Tacon, H Read, W Read, S Steel, *RS Block, H Hopson & W Delf.
Profit £999. Dividend Paid in 1888: 9% of £8600 = £774. Manager’s Salary £150; Secretary £40; Wages

Beccls Paper, 24 Oct 
1883
East Suff Gaz 20 Mar 
1889
East Suff Gaz 4 June 

£234;  Coal £820. [*Directors, reappointed] Dividend 9% to be paid.
             BLOCK, Robert  Shimmon, retired  grocer, 67 years,  16 May 1891 

1891 
1890

Burial 

consecrated ground
ADVERTISEMENT: PJ Jolly of Ipswich has succeeded to old fashioned Italian Stores of Mr RS Block in
New Market. Experience of Tea & Provision Trade.
Mr RS Block thanks for support of last forty years.

Beccles Paper Jul 
 
 
 
OWNER 
 
OCCUPANT

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1851 CENSUS
390 
390 
390 
390 
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1871
1881
1881 CENSUS
5117

James Courtnall 
James Courtnall 

 
 

William Smith 
Charles Suggate 

 
 

 
Shoemaker 

 

£6- 10s
 

£5- 5s

Charles Suggate 
Elizabeth Suggate 
Elizabeth Suggate 
Charles Suggate 
James Courtnall 
Robert Block   
Robert Block 


34 
31 

11 mths
Robert Block 
Robert Block,  
Robert Block 




Brampton, Suffolk
Somerset
Lowestoft, Suffolk
Beccles, Suffolk 
 
 
 

Head 
Wife 
Dau
Son 
 
 
 

Shoemaker
 

 
 
 
 
 

Grocer
Grocer
Grocer

£6
£40
£40

NMar 
Alfred Robt. BLOCK
28 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Head 
Grocers Son & Assistant
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1896   
1904
1906 Survey   Block, AR    Jolly, PJ 
1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974

NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
Mrs Block  
 

Esther ROSE 
George PRETTY 
Amy MULLITT 


66 
19 
21 
 
Philip Jolly 
6 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms & shop 2 occupants  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Grocer

Worlingham, Suffolk, England
Hoxne, Suffolk, England 
Wissett, Suffolk, England 
 
 

Aunt 
Assistant
Serv 

Annuitant
Grocers Assistant
General Serv (Domestic)


Philip Jolly 
 
dwelling & shop 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Mrs Block

 
Grocer
 
£75

Water supply from King’s Head pump
grocer
Wine Dealer
grocer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Philip Jolly 
Philip Jolly 
Philip Jolly 
Midland Bank
Midland Bank (HE Davis, manager)
Midland Bank 
Midland Bank
Midland Bank (OL Smith, manager)
Midland Bank  (OL Smith, manager)
Midland Bank
Midland Bank

 
 
 

 
 
 
£136
NEW MARKET 3.1
1861

ADVERTISEMENT:  Harriet  White,  bookseller  &  stationer  has  taken  over  Premises  in  New  Market
occupied by Miss Cattermole

Beccles Wkly Nws 13 Aug

1841
1851 CENSUS
390 
390 
390 
390 
1851
1861

James Courtnall 
 
Sam Cattermole 
 
Bookseller 
£15-5

Samuel Cattermole
Harriet Cattermole
Samuel John Cattermole U 
Harriet Boon 
James Courtnall 
James Courtnall 


76 
 
48 
 
Harriet Cattermole
Robert Block 


49 

18 

Beccles, Suffolk 

Beccles, Suffolk 

Bookseller 
 

Head 
Beccles, Suffolk 

Stationer
Dau 
Stationer
Serv 

Housekeeper

Son 
Trowse, Norfolk 

Household Servant

 
 

£15-15
 

Grocer
£8
NEW MARKET 3.2 near

1841
1845
1849
1850

 
 
 
 

James Courtnall 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Ayers, Wm
Woodward, Wm
Woods, Wm 
Jarman, George 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

boots & shoes
printer

1851 CENSUS
390 

empty (late Jarman)
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New Market  5  [now Boots 21 April 1997]  New Market CG

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1644
1649
1664 
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1675
1693
1700
1736
1748
 
1783

Henry Barker, for one messuage in New Market Way late Osborn 
Henry Barker for a tenement late Osborne 
Henry Barker 
Edward Turrell, in the New Market, late Osborne after Barker 
Mr Turrell, Hearth Tax, 5 Hearths
Eliz Turrell for tenement late Barker in New Market 
Robert Collyer tenement in New Market South
Richard Playters, (apothecary)  tenement in New Market late Colliers 
Taylor, Robert [died 1746] tenement late Playters before Collins
Francis Sewell, Mess in New Market late Robert Taylor before Playters & Colliers
[Francis Sewell married Martha Matthews in 1757; He died in 1783; she died 1772]
Martha Sewell, [born 1757; died 1823 aged 65] tenement in New Market, late her father’s, Robert Taylor
before Playters 
Robert  Wall,  of  Great  Yarmouth, gent., messuage in or near New Market late Martha Sewell, spinster,
before Francis Sewell,  formerly Robert Taylor
Rev Thomas Wall, of Toft Monks, messuage near the New Market now in occupation of John Mayhew,
late Robert Wall formerly Sewells 
Robert  Wall  a bankrupt, Sale 12 Nov 1838: messuage with Banking Room, Chemists & Linen & Wool
Draper in front near the Market Place in occupation of John Mayhew 
JB Corbyn, Market Place, Beccles. Stock of the newest & most popular music, including songs, dances,
duets, glees, quadrilles, waltzes etc. Also pianoforte music in great variety.
John Garnham, messuage near New Market now in occupation of Joseph  Corbyn, late Thomas Whall
formerly Robert Whall 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Rent 10d
Rent 10d
Rent 10d
Rent 10d

Bec Manor Court  

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Bec Man Rental 
 
 
 
Bec Man Rental  
 
Bec Man Rental
Hearth Tax 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
Rent 10d
 

Rent 10d
Bec Man Spec 
 
Bec Man Rental  
Rent 10d
Bec Man Rental  
 
Bec Man Rental  
 
Rent 10d
Bec Man Rental
 
 
Bec Man Court  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 10d
1809
Bec Man Court  
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 10d
1837
Bec Man Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 10d
1838
Sale 12 Nov  
 
 
 
1847
Trade card 
1852
Bec Man Court 

 
JB Corbyn, [5]

 
New Market, Baking Powder manufacturer, packets 1d, 2d, 4d, 6d, 1s,

 
 
 
 
 
Rent 10d
1857

ADVERTISEMENT:
wholesale & retail

Beccles Mthly Adv 2 Feb
New Market, Chemist & Druggist, prescriptions prepared

1857
1857

ADVERTISEMENT:
ADVERTISEMENT: Mrs Corbyn, [5] New Market, Piano & Singing, instruction in the accomplishments;

JB Corbyn, [5]
Beccles Mthly Adv 2 Feb
Beccles Mthly Adv 2 Feb

terms on application
FIRE  at

1857
1857

JB Corbyn’s,
Baking Powder Factory at 8am while the manager (C Crickmer) was at breakfast
Beccles Mthly Adv 1 Apr

MUSICAL SOCIETY: Assembly Room concert: Alfred Stanford, flute, superior amateur; Mrs Corbyn, Mr
Steel

Beccles Wkly News 21 Apr
1860

MUSIC: Selection of Sacred Music in the Assembly Rom by a Band & Choruses of Amateur Performers
conducted by Mr & Mrs Corbyn. 29 March: Handel, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Haydn)
ADVERTISEMENT: Mrs. Corbyn  Piano student
ADVERTISEMENT: JC Corbyn, Chemist, Summer Beverages: Persian Sherbert & Gingerade. In packets of
1d each, for a refreshing, grateful & Cooling Draught.
BANKRUPT: JB Corbyn, Chemist & Druggist, Nw Market
Bankruptcy Act: Joseph Bishop Corbyn, chemist & druggist. Send details of debts to W.W Garnham, one
of Trustees of Assignment.
SALE under Trustees of Bankruptcy. Goods of Mr Corbyn.
William Flower [son of the Minister of the Congregational Chapel] takes dispensing chemist business of
Mr Corbyn. For the past five years he has been assistant to Messrs Randall & Son of Southampton &
head of the Dispensary Department.

Beccles Wkly Nws 20 Mar

1862
1858

Beccles Wkly Nws 8 Jun
Beccles Paper 8 Jun 
 
 
 

1865
1865

Beccles Wkly 26 Dec 
Beccles Paper 26 Dec 

1866
1866

Beccles Paper 2 Jan 
 

 
1875
1875
1878
1880
1880

 

ALSO TO LET: two sitting rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 attics, kitchen, wash-house. Apply W Flower.
LICENCES:  William Flower, New Market, Intoxicating Liquor Licence; owner John Garnham
ADVERTISEMENT: William Flower, Wines & Spirits, Chemist
ADVERTISEMENT: Flower, Chemist, Market Place. Wines, Spirits, Champagnes, Whiskey.

East Suff Gaz 3 Aug 
East Suff Gaz, 23 Nov 
East Suff Gaz, 1 Jan 
East Suff Gaz 6 Jan 

ADVERTISEMENT: William Flower, chemical & drug warehouse, Market Place.
Congregational Schools. Superintendents: E Masters & JL Kent,; Treasurer W Read; secretary C Chase.
Mr Flower resigned secretaryship after 13 years, who recalled that he took over from Mr ward, who on the

East Suff Gaz 2 Mar 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
10

night he resigned the post of Superintendent, died.
ACCIDENT to Mrs Corbyn, who fell down the stairs carrying some linen.
Mrs CORBYN leaving Beccles. She has been intimately associated with the local musical world of Beccles
during the last 50 years. A few years ago no one thought of getting up a concert or an entertainment
without asking Mrs Corbyn to assist. Many a first class concert has been promoted in Beccles by Mrs
Corbyn and her late husband, and the Beccles public past and present, owe much to her in the elevation of
musical taste of the community. I hear she is about to reside wih her son in London.
PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY of Great Britain have elected William Flower a member
DEATH of Mrs FLOWER. She went to Cookley, near Halesworth, to make arrangements for the marriage of
her sister, but she caught a chill and became very seriously ill. Mr Flower spent his time in nursing his wife
at night and attending to his business in the day-time, until he too, exhausted by his unwearied attentions
and by anxiety, was prostrated, and the sad intelligence of his wife’s death of kidney disease reached him
as he lay helplessly weak and ill in bed. Mrs Flower, who was the daughter of Mr Tacon of Wrentham,
leaves seven young children. [she was 44]
ADVERTISEMENT: AW Rayner, MPs, MICO, Chemist and Optician, Photographic Materials; Drugs and
Galenicals.  Established  1812.  Market  Place,  Beccles; Toilet requisites bu leading makers; Private Sight
Testing Room. Phone 110. Registered Optician under National Health Insurance Additional Benefit.
Pulled down & replaced with new building

1882
1889

East Suff Gaz 5 Dec 
East Suff Gaz 28 May 

1887
1887

East Suff Gaz 19 Apr 
East Suff Gaz 17 May 
1933
Beccles Advert Cttee 
1962
 
 
OWNERS 
OCCUPIERS 
OCCUPATION

1644
1650
1668
1694
1756
1781
1820  
1824  
1828  
1832  
1841
1851
1851  CENSUS
389 
389 
389 
390 
390 
390 
390 
390 
390 
390 
390 
390 

Barker, Henry 
Barker, Henry 
Turrell, Edward 
Playters, Dr 
Sewell, Francis 
Sewell, Francis 
Robert Wall 
Robert Wall 
Robert Wall 
Robert Wall 
Garnham, John 
Garnham, John 

Barker, Henry 
Barker, Henry 
Tyrell, Edward 
Playters, Dr 
Sewell, Francis 
Sewell, Francis 
John Mayhew  
John Mayhew 
John Mayhew 
John Mayhew 
Corbyn, JB 
Corbyn, JB 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Banker & draper 
Banker & draper 
Banker & draper 
Banker & draper 
Chemist
Chemist

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9.02 s
11.06 s
13.09 s
14
£4
£6
£10 
£13-6-8
£13-6-8
£13-6-8
£26.10
£26

 
[d 1853 @ 68]

 
 

Joseph Corbyn 
Eliza Corbyn 
Catherine Corbyn
Joseph H Corbyn 
Eleanor Corbyn 
Anna Maria Corbyn
Alfred T Corbyn 
Ellen Copeland 
William C Smith 
Edward Wods 
Eliza Barkway 
Sarah Hammond 


35 
36 





19 
19 
16 
22 
21 












Halesworth, Suffolk
Botesdale, Suffolk
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Islington, Mddx 
Uxbridge, Mddx 
Lowestoft, Suffolk
Geldeston, Norfolk
Halesworth, Suffolk

Head 
Wife 
Dau 
Son 
Dau 
Dau 
Son 
S-in-Law
App 
App 
Serv 
Serv 

Chemist & Druggist
Professor of Music
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Governess
Druggist Apprentice
Druggist Apprentice
Domestic Servant
Domestic Servant

[d 1889 @ 73]

 
 
 
 
 




 

1861
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS
5107
5108
5109
5110
5111
5112
5113
5114
5115

Garnham, John 
Garnham, John 
Flower, Wm 

Corbyn, JB 
Flower, Wm 
Flower, Wm 

Chemist
Chemist
Chemist

 
 
 

 
 
 

£26
£30
£30

William FLOWER
Jane S. FLOWER 
Catherine FLOWER
Annie G. FLOWER
Marion J. FLOWER
William T. FLOWER
Henrietta S. FLOWER 
Alice  FLOWER 
Eliza KENT 


59 
37 






 









17 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife
Daur 
Daur 
Daur 
Son 
Daur

Chemist & Drug 11 Men & 1 Boy

 
 
 
 

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

 

Daur
Covehithe, Suffolk, England

Serv 
Cook (Domestic Serv)
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
11

1896
1904
1906 Survey Flower, Wm 
1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974
2001

Flower, Wm 
Flower, Wm 

Flower, Wm 
Ground, Wm 
Rayner, AWdwelling & shop 
Ground, WD! 
Rayner, Arch 
Archibald Rayner 
Rayner, Arch 
Archibald Rayner 
Rayner, Arch 
Rayner, Arch 
Boots  
Boots 
Boots 
Boots 
Boots 

Chemist/Wine merchant 
Chemist

£30
 
5 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms & shop 

 
£45
2 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
Rayner, Arch 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chemist
Chemist
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

chemist
Chemist
chemist & optician
Chemist
Chemist
cash chemists
chemist
chemist
chemist
chemist

 
 
£60

 
 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
12
New Market  7  [John’s, Butchers 27 April 1997]

Listed building:
17 century with alterations. Rough-cast. 3 storeys. Oversailing 2nd floor. Near-flush-frame windows, now with central glazing bars only. slate

roof. Shop, ground floor, with plate glass sheet. Eaves board.

 
Until c1770 
1770+
1782

 
This property was probably owned by the owners of the Falcon Inn.

John Farr [probably]
Property Divided. No 7 sold to Joseph Lambert
 

WILL: Joseph Lambert. I give all my property purchased of .... John Farr, to grand-daughter Hannah Tyrell,  
otherwise Lambert. [probably this building]
WILL: Hannah Pain, wife of James Pain of Mutford, farmer [grand-daughter of Joseph Lambert]
My tenements or dwellings, with yard, land etc. adjoining the Falcon, now in the occupation of Robert
Beane and others.
SALE: 24 February 1865, Late Thomas Woodthorpe.
LOT 8: An excellent trade situation with frontage of 15ft next the New Market -consisting of the premises
occupied by Mr Corbyn as a “baking powder factory” next his Chemist’s shop [NMar 5] containing two
lower rooms and three upper rooms and an outer wash house, also right of using Pump in the Yard, paying  
one third of the expenses of repair.  Mr Corbyn is a yearly tenant from Michaelmas quarter at £9 p.a.
NB The cellar under the house belongs to the adjoining house, the Falcon Inn.
Tenure: Freehold
[Sold for £145]
Corbyn, Baking Powder Manufactury moving from New Market to larger & more commodious premises
lately occupied as Printing Office by Messrs Read Crisp & Moore in Hungate Lane.
ADVERTISEMENT:  AJ  Balls,  Fish,  Ice,  Game  amnd  Poultry  Dealer, Market Place, Beccles; Phone 43;
Established  1894;  “Travel” Agent for Eastern Counties Omnibus Coy. Parcel Rates: 7lbs 4d; 14lbs 8d;
Delivery 2d.

1831
 

Deeds 105 
 

1865
 

Low Rec Off 1227/1/26/4
 

 
 
 
1868

 
 
 

Beccles Paper 6 Oct 
1933
Beccles Advert Cttee 
 
 
 
 
OWNER
OCCUPANT

1841
1851
1851 CENSUS
389 
389 
389 
389 
389 
389 
389 
1861
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS:
uninhabited
1896
1904
1906 Survey 
1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974
2001

James Pain 
Thomas Woodthorpe

 
 

Charles Layton 
Charles Layton 

 
 

Hairdresser 
Hairdresser 

£9-05s
£8-05s

Charles Layton 
Maria Layton 
Emily Layton 
Charles Layton 
Frances Layton 
Harriet Layton 
Joseph Horne 
Thomas Woodthorpe
William Hubbard 
John Read 

M  

38 
40 




 
Joseph Corbyn 
William Spear jun
John Read 







59 

Linwood, Norfolk
Reydon, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 

 
 
 

Head 
Wife 
Dau 
Son 
Dau 

Hair Dresser 
[d 1853 @ 40]

 
 
 
 

Scholar
Scholar

Dau
Yarmouth, Norfolk
 
Ironmonger 
 

Visitor
House Painter, journeyman

 
 
 

£9
Watchmaker 

£9

Samuel White 
Alfred Balls 

 

Alfred Balls 
Alfred Balls 
AJ Balls
Alfred Balls 
Alfred Balls 
Alfred Balls 
Alfred Balls
Alfred Balls 
Alfred Balls 
Edith Balls 
Hill, Stanley 
Little, Walter 
Little, Walter 
Express Cleaners
John’s Butchers

 

Fishmonger 
Fishmonger 
4 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms & shop 
fishmonger
Fishmonger
fishmonger

 
AJ Balls 

 
dwelling & shop 

£16
6 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
Mark Buck exors 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

fishmonger
Fishmonger 
 
Fishmonger
Outfitters
Outfitters

£35
Fishmonger

Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
13
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
14
New Market  9, The Falcon, [now Martin’s 29 June 2001]  
 
NMar FA
Demolished in a few days in 1963 [see: “The Story of a Beccles Inn” by Dorothy Smith]
1576
 

James Bungay, for Francis’s house & tenement called the Falcon 
5s 0d
James Bungay, for 3 tenements Bonns late Francis 
Peter Burrow, parcel of tenement called The Falcon, Bungay, with consent of Thos Fletcher, the owner, by

 
 
 
Task

1593
1617c

 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s 0d
[folio 78] 

the New Market 
Hester Page, (widow)  of  FIRST PART
Thomas Page (gent) eldest son & heir of Hester Page of SECOND PART
from John Seaman (woollen draper) for £34
ALL THAT Messuage, now used as a stable & hay house over it, being the WEST side of the SOUTH
gatehouse belonging to the Common Inn, the Falcon, wherein Robert Lane now dwelleth & all three small
pairs of yards or grounds being also parcel of the yards or grounds belonging to the Inn, with the walls &
edifices.
BETWEEN William Collins on the WEST [Newmarket 11 west part]
Some of John Seaman’s land abuts on EAST [Newmarket 11 east part] & NORTH]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 4d

[1660
 
 
 

Deeds 26 

 
 
 

 
 
1668 

 
 

Rosehall Rental 

Thomas Page parcell of the Capital messuage called  The Falcon late Francis since Fletcher. All the Free
Lands near Sir William Denny 
Thomas Page for a piece of land within the Garden belonging to the New Market called The Falcon &
joining the land late Theobalds on the south, part late Fletcher, Bence 
John Ward, His tenement called the Falcon 
ORIENTATION: abutting on the Plains north, a messuage of  Charles Tucke WEST [no 11],
and of Richard Playters EAST [no 9].
Thomas Kent, messuage called The Falcon, late William Crane
The Falcon, Ancient & well accustomed Inn, Market Place, with very good stable & other convenient
outhouses  &  yards;  Likewise  Brewery  &  Malting  Office  (now  occupied  by  John  Bridge)  to  be  let.
Enquiries Tobias Chandler, Gaol Keeper. NB a new well sunk &  a new pipe put down adjoining such
offices, which produce plenty of good water, sufficient for both offices as well as for the house.
To be sold the Falcon with Brewhouse & Malthouse. Enquiries Tobias Chandler
To be sold the Falcon with Brewhouse & Malthouse. Enquiries Tobias Chandler
Kent, Thomas, late Crane’s The Falcon 
June 13th & 14th Cocking at the Falcon, John Burrell of Beccles during Races. NB a gold ring of 15s value
fought for at the Falcon on the Monday before the day of weighing of  Battel Royal.
At the sign of The Falcon in Beccles during Races, Main of cocks -gents of Norfolk v gents of Suffolk. 31
cocks each side a main & 4 gns a battel & 40 gns the odd battel.
Charles  Jenkenson  [died  1754], who for many years kept the White Swan moves to the Falcon in the
Market Place
Benj Lambert from The Bricklayers Arms takes the Falcon in the Market Place. Very Commodious Inn;  
Good Stable room. Good lodgings. Beccles.
This is to acquaint the Publick that on Monday 7th January Six Pairs of Buckskin gloves  will be given by
Mr Benjamin Lambert at the White Hart and Faucon near the Church in  Beccles to any company that shall
ring on the five largest bells, the Two best peals of  Grandsire and Doubles, according to the judgement of
persons appointed..
Cocking: Benjamin Lambert at The Falcon [during the Races]
“There will be a maine of cocks between the gentlemen of Suffolk and Norfolk at Mr  Benjamin Lambert’s
at the sign of the Falcon Inn at Beccles [during Race Week] to shew forty-one in the maine, ten byes; the
maine  two  guineas  a  cock,  the  byes  one  guinea,  and  the  odd  battel  ten  guineas,  and  to  fight  on
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.”
To be sold:  The Falcon at Beccles a good accustomed Inn in very good repair also the house adjoining
now let together £22-10s -0d enquiries Mrs Chapple, Hog Hill, Norwich.
Farr, John, late Chapples for the Falcon 
Farr, John Esq late Chapples being The Falcon 
1s 2d

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 4d
1668 
Rosehall Rental 
 
 
Rent  1d

1671
1716
 
1717 
1725

Survey 
 
 
 
Deed 
 
Rosehall Rental 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 2d
Norwich paper 16 June  

1728
1729
1729 
1733

 
Nor Paper 25 May
 
Nor Paper 22 March
Rosehall Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 2d
 
Nor Paper 26 May
1734
 
Nor Paper 11 May
1738
Nor Merc 11 Mar 
1739
 
Nor Paper 23 June
1744
Nor Paper 

1744
1740s

 
Nor Paper 28 April
Nor Paper 
1761
 
Nor Paper 7 Feb

1761 
1772

Rosehall Rental 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 1s 2d
 

Rent
Rosehall Rental 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
15

1776
1802
 

 

John Wesley preached in the cockpit
The Falcon: Mrs A Good - Ordinary at The Falcon [cocking]
Premises at the back of the Falcon used for cock fighting till the time that cock fighting was supressed in
the early 19th century.
For  sale:  new  &  genteel  messuage occupied by Mrs Harmer, the proprietor, 3 stalled stable, range of
warehouses called The Cockpit [no longer owned by the Falcon]
Died Mr Robert Fiddes, Landlord of the Falcon, aged 54
GOWINGS  DIARY:  The  Oddfellows  Lodge  opened  last  night  at  the  Falcon  by  the  brothers  of  the
Lowestoft Lodge.
Thomas Farr
Sale of Beccles Brewery: Lot XI occupied by George Youell:
Bar, Tap Room, Front Parlour, Large Club Room, 4 Sleeping Rooms & 2 attics: with capital cellarage & a
detached  Wash  House.  Yard,  Stable  for  8  horses  with  loft  over;  stable  for  5  horses.  Pump Maker’s
workshop; a Pump & Well of fine spring water.
A Cottage and  Shop with sitting Room, Sleeping Room, Pantry, large cellar & Ware-room in occupation of
Robert Garrett at £6.
A Cottage with sitting room, Sleeping Room & Pantry in occupation of Mrs Barrett. Rent £2- 12s- 6d.
Freehold. Land Tax 15s.
Lot subject to right of way reserved to owners of adjoining property, over the yard to a certain privy and
to a wash house and to the use of the Pump in the Yard. Paying one moiety of expense. Public right of
passage over the west side of the yard from the Market Place to Hungate Lane.
Sale ?
Robert Barnett Jarman set up his printing press in the disused cockpit. Still fitted with tiers of seats until
more suitable accommodation was found.
George Bailey, Landlord of the Falcon, charged by Serjeant Taylor of having at 1a.m. in the morning of 1
July permitted a number of women of ill fame to assemble and meet together in his house contrary to his
licence. Pleaded guilty. Fined £4 & 15s 2d costs.
ANNUAL LICENCING : Police had no complaints except the Falcon, the Landlord convicted twice since
June 1857 & the house being a regular resort for women of ill fame, & other disorderly characters. The
Magistrates refused to renew the licence.
LAW: Edward Dowlen, a man employed on the Railway [a navvy, while it was being built] charged with
wilfully breaking a window at the Falcon after being turned out by the Landlord.
Mr R Mills [publican & Coal Dealer] disposing of Business. 2 Lock -up Coal Bins, holding 150 tons of Coal
& a good 3 stalled Stable.
LICENSING: These were given leave to open at 5.30 am instead of 6 am: Robert Mills (Falcon); John Green
(beer house Hungate); Charles Howlett (Refreshment Rooms, Blyburgate); William Baldry (the Bell); James
Cutler  (Queen’s  Head);  William Woolner (Queen’s Arms); Nathaniel Blyth (Crown, Blyburgate); Philip
Jermy  (Fox  &  Hounds);  Robert  Kent  (Hermitage);  Jeremiah  Brooks  (Fleece);  Alfred  Grice  (George  &

 
Nor Paper 21 August
 
1821
 
Nor Paper 16 June

1824
1825

Ipswich Journal 20 Nov 
23 June 

1841
1852
 

 
 
28 April
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

21 August 1853 
Date unknown 

1858
Beccles Paper 13 Jul 
1858
Beccles Paper 31 Aug 
1858
 
1869
Beccles Paper 15 Jun 
1872
East Suff Gaz 1 Oct 

Dragon); Edward Bailey (Duke) - all granted
COUNCIL:  Water unfit to drink in the Falcon, Messrs Garrod’s premises in Newgate, and Mr Copeman’s
property in Lady’s Meadow
LICENCE TRANSFER:  Falcon from Robert Mills to Elizabeth Mills, his widow
LICENCES: Falcon to Mr Warren.

1876
East Suff Gaz, 25 Jan 

1879
1879
1883
1889

East Suff Gaz, 8 Apr 
East Suff Gaz, 29 Jul 
East Suff Gaz 24 Jul 

POLICE COURT: LICENCES: The Falcon, New Market to Frederick Hall
PEDESTRIAN  FEAT: Emulating the success of an African, who recently walked 50 miles in ten hours
through the  streets of Beccles, a Norwich professional, C Bushel, attempted to beat the record. He started
from the Falcon Inn at 10, and continued till about 3, when he had a short rest and wash; resuming his walk
he continued on the track till 7.50, by which time he had covered 51 miles, thus beating his rival by a mile
and ten minutes.
COUNCIL:  Messrs Block & Steel to repair the lane between their properties near Hungate Lane.
The attention of the Inspector of Police be called to the obstruction caused by people standing on the
pavements at the Town [Public] Hall corner and opposite the Falcon.
MARRIAGE of FWD Robinson of ROOS HALL to Annie Mary, eldest daughter of late TL Gelibrand of
Tasmania.. He gave dinner to his 40 employees at the Falcon.
POLICE COURT Frederick Hall, innkeeper of the Falcon; charged with striking  Henry Shiplee, a boy, under

East Suff Gaz 6 Aug 

1892
 

East Suff Gaz 9 Feb 
 
1893
East Suff Gaz 24 Oct 
1894
East Suff Gaz 7 Aug 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
16

great provocation. Some horses were brought out and he got hold of one of them and was told to go away.
He would not and was hit by Hall. He met one of Hall’s sons, whom he hit; Frederick Hall hearing of this  
thrashed  Shiplee.  Some  witnesses  said  he  dealt  with  him  too  severely,  another  (William  Loades,
ironmonger) that he did not do enough. Constable Saunders said he heard the boy abuse Hall and told him
to  go  away,  but  he  didn’t.  Defendant  said  he was tax collector on the Market; the insults and filthy
language from this boy was something disgraceful, and his behaviour caused him to strike him. Fined 2s
6d.
LAW: Benjamin Farrow & James Riches of Beccles, drunk & disorderly & refusing to quit the Falcon.
Farrow worst & abused Mr F Hall; Fined 5s & 5s 6d costs or 7 days.
OUTING:  The  “Pickwickians”  have  their  9th  annual  outing, journeying to Sotterley via Blythburgh, a
liberal meal being served at the “Falcon.”
LICENCE: Magistrates refuse transfer of Licence of Falcon to J Howone - not a fit person (undischarged
bankrupt, & used bad language to his wife.)

1900
East Suff Gaz 6 Nov 
1902
Almanack 23 Aug 
1912
East Suff Gaz 16 Jan 

1921
1963

Beccles Paper 19 Sep 

SALE of FURNITURE: Mr William Holbrook, who is leaving the Town. FALCON, 9 New Market
The Falcon was pulled down. 

 
 
 
 
OWNER
 
 
 
 
OCCUPANT

1765
1770
1781
1802
1807
1810
1814
1820
1824
1828
1830
1841
1851
1851 CENSUS
389 
389 
389 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Farr
John Farr
John Farr
Thomas Farr 
Thomas Farr 
Thomas Farr 
Thomas Farr 
Thomas Farr 
Thomas Farr 
Thomas Farr 
Thomas Farr 
Thomas Farr 
FW Farr

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

James Ward
James Ward
James Ward
Mrs A Good
Robert Fiddes 
Robert Fiddes 
Robert Fiddes 
Robert Fiddes 
Robert Fiddes 
Robert Fiddes 
Anne Fiddes
Anne Fiddes 
Geo Youell 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

£3-6s-8d
£3-6s-8d
£6
£6
£8
£8

 
 

 
 

£11
£9

 

George Youell 
Mary Youell 
Henry Youell 




@ 55]

51 
42 
 



19 

Stockton, Norfolk
Rumburgh, Suffolk

Head 

Innkeeper, Well Sinker, Pump Maker [d 1875 @ 75]
Dressmaker 
Son 

Wife 
Hales, Norfolk 

 
Well Sinker, Pump Maker, journeyman  [d 1887

[d 1883 @ 75]

389 
389 
389 
389 
389 
389 
389 
1858
1861
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS
5099

Esther Youell 
Charlotte Youell 
George Youell 
Mary Ann Youell
Joseph Youell 
John Bolt 
James Revell 
 
 
 
 

 
13 
11 

75 
13 
70 
 
 
 
 

17 






 
 
 
 


Hales, Norfolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Bungay, Suffolk 
Yarmouth, Norfolk
Denton, Norfolk 
 
 
 
 

Hales, Norfolk 

Dau 
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
formerly Carpenter
Sail Maker, Apprentice
formerly Soldier, Pensioner

Dressmaker 
 
[d 1857 @ 23]

 
 

Dau 
Son 
Dau 
Father 
Visitor

 

 

Visitor
George Bailey
Robt Mills 
Robt Mills
Elijah Warren 

 
Fred Morse
Fred Morse
Fred Morse

 
 
£17
 
 
£18
NMar 
Elijah WARREN 
44 
Shipmeadow, Suffolk 
Head 
Licensed     Victualler     &

Shoeing Smith
5100
5101
5102
5103
5104
1896
1902
1904
1906 Survey   Morse, EG, Lowestoft 

NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
 
 
 

Lavina WARREN 
Elizabeth DAY 
Rosa DAY
Sidney WARREN 
Edward BAILEY 
Fred Morse



13 


 
 
 

46 
33 

75 
47 
 
 
 
Public House & dwelling 



Highgate, Middlesex, England


Fred Halls
Fred Halls
Alfred Balls 

Fressingfield, Suffolk, England
Fressingfield, Suffolk, England

Wife
Sister In Law 
Scholar
Father 
Boarder

Barmaid
 

Niece 
Fressingfield, Suffolk, England
Rickinghall, Suffolk, England

Formerly A Blaksmith
Butcher (Journeyman)

 
 
 
Balls, HJS 

 
Fred Morse

 
11 bedrooms, 1 sitting room & bar  6 occupants  brick &

 
£49
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
17
tiled stables

1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1963
1965
1974
2001

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Building pulled down
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

JS Balls
William Holbrook
William Holbrook
Frederick Holbrook
George Darby
 
George Darby
George Darby 
George Faiers 

 
 
public house
 
publican

 
Morse E & C 

George Darby 
 
 
£42

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

publican
publican

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Lipton, Ltd 
Lipton, Ltd 
Martins

 
 
 

grocers
grocers
newsagent & post office

 

Undated Newspaper, probably about 1920. The police oppose renewal of the licence:
Gross assessment £49. Rateable value £42, Income Tax £49.
Annual value of licence duty £49.
Tenant paid £25 p.a. rent & £45 for fixtures & fittings about £8 years ago.
There were 12 bedrooms & an average of about one lodger per week taken. There was accommodation for 9 horses, two loose boxes,

coach house and cattle shed.
Within 183 yards there were 8 licensed houses. The house catered for the working classes.
William Holbrook held the licence since 1912 and before the war restrictions came in, the public rooms were extensively used, three

people  being  kept  on  the  run  serving  consumers.  Farmers, dealers and the working classes used the

house, to which there was a big yard and good stabling.
Mr Arthur Dare who carried on a draper’s business next to the Falcon said the latter was a very well conducted house.
The justices decided to renew the licence.

1881 CENSUS

5092
5093

NMar 
NMar 

Dwelling:
Robert GARRETT 

Falcon Lane
72 
Langham, Norfolk, England
Head 
Formerly  An  Ironmonger

Hawker
Mary GARRETT 
(Private)
James SAVAGE 
Frank JEFFRIES 
Harry DEARING 

5094
NMar 
68 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Wife 
Lodging     House    Keeper

5095
5096
5097

NMar 
NMar 
NMar 



20 
20 
23 



Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Wheatacre, Norfolk, England
Brundish, Suffolk, EnglandRel:

Lodger
Lodger
Lodger

Painter
Shoemaker
Miller (C)

Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
18
New Market 11, East end [now Woolworths] St Andrew’s House 
New Market XX & E

 
1570  Bec Manor Renl NMar 8
1576
1593

 

 
Richard Herring, for a messuage late Crask’s
Wiliam Briges for his house late Richard Herring before that Adam Crask
The  heirs  of  Thomas  Wood for a tenement. by The Falcon sometime Crask’s, late Herring, Hammond
Cheston’s 
8d
William Chesten, for a messuage late Thos Woods bef[ore] Bridges & now Chestens  
William Chesten for a Tenement. sometyme Hammond Cheston, his Father in the New Market 
Task 8d
John Seaman, for a tenement in the New Market late Chesten’s
John Seaman, messuage in New Market
BETWEEN the messuage of John Ward called the New Falcon, EASTeast,  
the messuage of William Colins, WEST.
Abutting on the Market Place, NORTH. Purchased of William Cheston 
John Seaman, his tenement in his own use 
John Seaman   6 hearths
Hammond Cheston a tenement late Seaman’s & Cheston’s in New Market 
Hammond Cheston for a barn late Margerom
Carolus Tuck, for a tenement in the New Market Formerly cheston later Seaman 
Charles Tuck, for a tenement in New Market late Seaman 
Charles Tuck for a Barn late Seaman in New Market 
Francis Brewster [1695-1747/48, woollen draper and member of the Brewster family of Wrentham. Being
a member of a gentry family, he was elected a member of the XXIV at the age of 24, a member of  the XII
three years later and Portreeve the following year. He was Portreeve again in 1738.]
 for a tenement
formerly Cheston’s late Chas Tuck [he married Tuck’s daughter Margaret in 1717]
Francis Brewster, late Tuck’s before Cheston’s 
Francis Brewster, late Cheston’s & Wyatt’s formerly Seaman 
Portrait painted of Brewster family sitting in Drawing Room by Thomas Bardwell.
BANKRUPT: Francis Brewster, mercer. He died February 1747/8
Thomas Utting tenement late Francis Brewster before Tuck’s formerly Cheston in New Market also a barn
heretofore Wyatt’s 
Thomas Utting for a tenement in New Market
Thomas Utting for a Barn
John Preston, for a tenement formerly Brewster’s late Thomas Utting 
John Preston, ironmonger, messuage late Thomas Utting, Francis Brewster, Tuck, Cheston
Robert Harmer [d 1802 aged 72], late Preston before Thos Utting, Formerly Francis Brewster Task 1s
“We, the undersigned do agree to give to Mr Harmer eight pounds eight shillings a year from 4 June 1804
to 4 June 1805 for the building called the Cockpit, for the use of preaching the Gospel on the Sabbath &
one certain day in the week as is convenient for our preachers to attend & any time if wanted if convenient
to Mr Harmer, except the two weeks that the building is used for cocking at the time of the
The Baptists of Beccles
Martha Harmer, widow, [d 1813 aged 80]  (by Robert Harmer her attorney) messuage late of Robert Harmer,
before John Preston, sometime since of Francis Brewster, formerly Tuck’s in New Market, also a barn in
same premises 
Jane Moyse, messuage late of Robert Harmer, before John Preston, sometime since of Francis Brewster,
formerly Tuck’s in New Market, also a barn in same premises 
Sale:  
Lot 1: A Capital freehold Mansion, comprising an excellent Dining Room, 17ft x 16ft with Drawing Room
over the same 20ft x 16ft & elegant balcony in front; breakfast parlour 16ft x 10ft; excellent Store Room,
Pantry, Kitchen, Wine & beer cellars: five good sized bedrooms, attics & extensive leaden platform at the
top of the house commanding a delightful prospect. Also a freestone yard (with pump therein), walled-in
Garden, Wash, Brew House & other convenient offices, Stable & Gig house & 2 spacious chambers over
the same.

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

Rent 2d 1/2d
Task 8d

Task NMar 48 
Task NMar 41 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task

1632c
1657c
 
1661c
1664
 
 
 
1671
1674
1693
1693
1696
1700
1700
1727

Task  8d
folio 118 [24] 
[53] 
folio 204
 
 
 
 
Task 1s
Task  S 30 
Beccles Manor Special 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 4d
value £6

Town Survey 303 
 
 
 
Hearth Tax 94 

 
 
 
 
 

Rent 4d }
Rent 6d }
Task 1s
Rent 4d }
Rent 6d }

Beccles Manor Rental  60
 
 
 
 
Beccles Manor Rental  61 
Task T 17 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Manor Rental  227
 
Beccles Manor Rental  228
Task B 98 

 
 
 

Task 1s
Rent 4d }
Rent 6d }

1736
1736
1736
1746
1749

 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 16 
Beccles Manor Rental 17 
 
Genleman’s Magazine 
Beccles Manor Court 2 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Rent
Rent 4d }
Rent 6d }
Task 1s
Rent 10d

1751
1751
1768
1769
1771
1804

Beccles Manor Rental  255
 
 
Beccles Manor Rental 256
Task P58 
Beccles Manor Court 10 
Task H 44 
 
Races.” -

 
1812  Beccles Manor Court 13 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 10d
1812  Beccles Manor Court 14 
 
 
 
Rent 10d

1818
 

11 July 1818 
 
 
[Norfolk Record office]
 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
19
 
 

The whole of this lot has lately undergone considerable alterations & improvements, is in complete repair
& in every respect worthy of the attenemention of a Gentleman, Manufacturer or tradesman and all fixtures
will be included in the sale.
Land Tax
Free Rent to the Manor of Beccles 
Free Rent to the Manor of Ellough 
Free Rent to the Manor of Barham Hall,
a bushel of salt, usually commuted by the annual payment of 
Lot 2: A very commodious brick & tiled warehouse (lately used as a Cock pit) situate at the south end of
Lot 1 with chambers over the same. No outgoings.
Lot 3: Excellent 3 stalled Stable with hay chamber & coach or gig house adjoining situate in the Horse &
Groom Lane at the west end of lot 2 and now in the occupation of Mr S Walker. No outgoings.
Lot  4:  Excellent  3  stalled  stable with hay chamber over the same situate in Horse and Groom Lane &
adjoining to all the above lots. Land Tax 4s p.a.
Solicitor: Mr Sharpin
INDENTURE  14 January 1819 between Jane Moyse of Beccles, spinster, & Richard Wilby, plumber &
glazier. Paid £84 and a further £781 due on 11 October.
ALL THAT Capital Messuage of Jane Moyse with Yard, Stable, out-house - as the premises were lately
purchased of Mrs Martha Harmer & Robert Harmer, deceased by Jane Moyse, late in her occupation.
(She shall not be liable to prove that Anne Syer, party to the lease & release of January 1745, the heiress-
at-law of John Syer, - nor indenture of mortgage of premises called Andrews dated 27 August 1692)
Thomas Norton, druggist, messuage late Jane Moyse, before of Robert Harmer, before John Preston &
formerly Francis Brewster, in New Market & a barn  (later S. Steel) 
Thomas Norton, late Moyse, formerly Utting for messuage in New Market 
Thomas Norton, for a Barn (late the Cockpit)
Sam Steel, chemist & druggist, messuage late Thos Norton, before Jane Moyse in New Market also Barn
belonging to same premises. 
10d
OLD CHEMICAL AND DISPENSING ESTABLISHMENT, Market Place, Beccles. STEEL & Son Supply in
any  quantity,  SCHWEPPE's  Soda, Potash, Seltzer and Lithia Waters, and Lemonade; also GALLs' and
other  Makers;  Vichy  Waters,  etc;  Best  Ginger  Beer, prepared by STEEL & Son, far preferable to any
usually sold; Genuine Seidlitz Powders, Granulated ditto; Soda, Lemonade and Ginger Beer Powders, and
Sherbert. STEEL's Ginger Beer Powder, 4 Pence per Packet, makes Two Gallons, is a First-Rate Article.
All  Chemicals  and  Drugs  of  the  Best  Quality.  Genuine  Patent  Medicines.  Cattle  Medicines  of  every
description, prepared by STEEL & son, And Other Makers.- Lists On Application. Agents For The New
Glycerine Sheep Dip.
A well-selected Stock of Fancy Goods usually kept by Chemists, including Windsor, Honey, Glycerine,
and other Soaps; Toilet Bottles and Perfumery in great variety; Hair, Nail, and Tooth Brushes, of every
pattern,  made especially to order, of the best quality. Attention is also invited to their large and well-
selected Stock of Genuine Foreign Cigars & Tobaccos, Meerschaum Pipes, Tubes, etc.
STEEL & Son, Practical And Operating Dentists. (Consultations Free). Teeth supplied, from a Single Tooth
to a Complete Set, quality and fit guaranteed
ADVERTISEMENT: Walter Plumbly, late Willison, formerly Steel; established prior to 1800
DEATH of Walter Plumbly, chemist, aged 46.
ADVERTISEMENT: R Martindale, the Leading Draper; Fashion-wear Specialist, Household Furnisher and
Undsertaker; St Anrew’s House, Beccles. Phone 141

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

£2-4-0 pa
£0-0-10
£0-1-0

 
 
£0-5-0
 
 
 
 

 
1819

 
Nor Rec Off Moyse 
 
 
 
 
1821  Beccles Manor Court 6 
 

 
 
 

Rent 10d
Rent  4d }
Rent  6d }

1829  Beccles Manor Rental 215 
1829  Beccles Manor Rental 215 
1850  Beccles Manor Court 5 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent
1868 East Suff Gaz 18 Aug
 
 
 
 

1890
1898
1933

 
Almanac 29 Nov 
Beccles Advert Cttee 
 
 
OWNER
 
 
 
OCCUPANT

1713
1756
1765
1770
1781
1799
1807

Charles Tuck 
Thomas Utting 
John Preston ? 
Robert Harmer 
Robert Harmer 
Robert Harmer 
Robert Harmer 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Charles Tuck 
Edward Utting ? 
John Preston 
Robert Harmer 
Robert Harmer 
Robert Harmer 
Robert Harmer 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Ironmonger 
 
 
 
 

 
 

£9 
£9
£5- 10
£8 
£10
£2 Land Tax
£6- 13- 4d

[d 1721]

[d 1779]
[d 1815]

 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
20

1814
1820
1841
1851
1851 CENSUS
389 
389 
389 
389 
389 
389 
389 

Jane Moyse 
Thomas Norton 
Thomas Norton 
Samuel Steel 

 
Richard Wilby Thomas Norton 
Thomas Norton  
 

Miss Moyse 
 

 
 
 
Chemist

 
£15
£32
 

£15

 
Samuel Steel 

Chemist
 

£28

Samuel Steel 
Sarah Ann Steel 
John Wm Steel 
Charles Edw Steel
Elizabeth E Steel 
Elizabeth Steel 
James Greenacre 


34 
29 



68 
 







20 

Bury St Edmunds, Suff 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Farsfield, Norfolk

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Son 
Dau
Mother

Chemist & Druggist [d 1908 @ 91]
 
Scholar
Scholar

 
 
 
 

 
 

[d 1872 @ 50]
[d 1877 @ 34]

 
 

 

 
North Ructon, Norfolk 

Grocer’s Wife
 

App 
Chemist
&
Druggist

Apprentice
389 
389 
1861
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS
5087
5088
5089
5090
5091
1895
1896
1898
1899
1904
1906 Survey  Brooks, Womack
1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974
2001

Eliza Meeke 
Mary Raven 
Samuel Steel 
Samuel Steel 
Samuel Steel 


 
 
Samuel Steel 
Samuel Steel 
George Holcroft 

29 
16 



 
 
 

Brook, Norfolk 
Gillingham, Norfolk
Chemist
Chemist
Chemist

 
 
£34- 15
£40
£40

Serv 
Serv 

House Serrvant
Nurse Maid

 
 
 

 
 
 

NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
 
 
 
 
 

Harriet HOLDCROFT 
Ethel HOLDCROFT
Alice HOLDCROFT
Dorothy WARNER
John Willm. TODD
Samuel Steel 
Samuel Steel 


 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
dwelling & shop 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

27 


16 
17 
 
 
Death of Walter Plumbly aged 46
Womac Brooks (all No 11) 
Womac Brooks 






Walter Plumbly 
Walter Plumbly 

Lynn, Norfolk, England 
London, Middlesex, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Lynn, Norfolk, England 
Scotland

Head 
Chemists Wife

Daur
Daur

Serv 
Chemists Assistant
Chemist
Chemist

Nurse (Domestic Serv)

Assistant
 
 

 
Womac Brooks 
Womac Brooks 

 

 
Draper

 
 

£83 
£100 part

 
665
 
Brooks, Womack 

10 bedrooms, 4 sitting rooms & shop 
Womac Brooks 
Womac Brooks 
Womac Brooks  
Arthur Dare 
Arthur Dare 
Ronald Martindale
FW Woolworth 
FW Woolworth
FW Woolworth
FW Woolworth
FW Woolworth
FW Woolworth

17 occupants 
draper
Draper
drapers (St Andrew’s House)
Draper
draper
 
 

stables & sheds

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Womac Brooks 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 
 
 

 
Elizabeth Brooks 

 
 

 
 

£155
£160

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
21
New Market 11, West end [now Woolworth’s 22 April 1997]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Market Z & XX

1570
1576
1593
1613c

John Wrythock, for a messuage late Waters
John Wrythock, for half his house he dwelleth in late John Waters & Nicholas Downing 
John Wrythock, for half the house & garden where he dwelleth late Waters 
William & Sarah Edwards for the moytie of a messuage called Andrewes next the New Market [see their
wills 1639 & 1640]
 
1s 4d
William  Collins  [son-in-law  of  William  Edwards]  for  2 tenements sometime Edwards before Writhocks

 
 
 
 
 

Rent 2d 1/2d
Task 1s 4d
Task 1s 4d

Bec Man Rental NMar  9
Task Book NMar 44 
Task Book NMar 37 
 
Task Book E 3 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task
1640c
Task Book C 35 

 
Wm Collins, a tenement late Edwards
William Collins 
Heirs of William Collins 
Henry Clarke, A tenement, in New Market late Cheston & Collins 
SALE: House & Shop fronting Market Place, next to Francis Brewster, [No 11 East part] woollen draper.
Good Stables, Yard & other conveniences; occupied by Benjamin Francis, barber.
Stephen Clarke, late Henry Clarke before Cheston & Collins 
Thomas Churchman, messuage on s side of New Market formerly Cheston’s & Collins since Henry Clarke

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Task 1s 4d
Rent 5d 1/2d
Rent 5d 1/2d
Rent 5d 1/2d
Rent 5d 1/2d

1644
1649
1664
1693
1734

Bec Man Rental  6 
 
 

 
 

Bec Man Rental 67
Bec Man Rental 74 
Bec Man Rental 62 
 

1736
1739 

 
 
 
Rent 5d 1/2d
Bec Man Rental 21 
Bec Man Court 1 

 
Mary Clarke, widow, messuage on s side of New Market, late Stephen Clarke before Henry Clarke formerly
Cheston’s & Collins 
Robert Harmer, messuage on s side of New Market late Stephen Clarke formerly Chaston & Collins

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 5d 1/2d
1749
Bec Man Court  11 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 5d 1/2d
1787
Bec Man Court 2 

 
Robert Harmer, messuage on s side of New Market formerly stephen Clarke since of Robert Harmer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 5d 1/2d
1812
Bec Man Court 15 

 
Mary Harmer, messuage on s side of New Market formerly Stephen Clarke, since of Robert Harmer, the
father, decsd & late of Robert Harmer, the son, decsd
Sale:  Sam Crowe to sell at Beccles: eligible situation for a genteel family, manufactury or trade in new
Market Place, Beccles
LOT 1: A NEW & genteel freehold messuage situated on the Plains in Beccles, comprising a good sized
Parlour,  Drawing  Room,  7  Bedrooms,  Kitchen  &  other  convenient  offices  in    the  occupation of Mrs
Harmer, the proprietor.
LOT  2:  An  excellent  three stalled stable with hay chamber over & enclosed yard in front, now in the
occupation of Mr S Walker, together with a Coach House adjoining.
LOT 3: An extensive range of Warehouses, with chambers over the same, commonly called the Cockpit ,
well adapted to a manufactory, or convertible into Cottages. All Freehold.
[some of these premises seem to have come up for sale in 1818 in the Sale of NMar 21 east]
Charles Baldry, messuage on s side of New Market, formerly of Robert Harmer, late of Mary Harmer, widow

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 5d 1/2d
1816
Bec Man Court 5 
 
 
 
 
Rent 5d 1/2d
1821
16 June 1821 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
1823

 
Bec Man Court 9 

(later Thomas Norton 1826) 
Thomas Norton, south side of New Market, formerly Robert Harmer since Mary Harmer, wid, late Charles
Baldry   
Samuel Steel, messuage on south side of New Market late Thomas Norton before Charles Baldry 

 
 
 
 
 
Rent 5d 1/2d
1826
Bec Man Court 3 
(later G Steel) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 5d 1/2d
1850
Bec Man Court 6 

 
TO BE LET: House & Shop. Low Rental. Apply Samuel Steel.
TO BE LET: House & Shop in New Market - Apply RC Houghton
SALE: Will of late HJ Kerrison: [he  died in June 1880]
LOT 2: Market Place: Residence & Shop: large Front Shop, with Sitting Room over, back Sitting Room, 4
Bedrooms, wash house, warehouse with offices in back yard. Occupied John Cracknell £14 p.a.
In the Rear is a back yard, with Pump & soft water Tank & offices. This has side and back entrances as
well as Front Entrance & water is laid on from the main.
Fixtures are the property of the Vendors.
Outgoings 
Free Rent to the Manor of Beccles 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 5d 1/2d

1857
1883
1886
 

 
Beccles Paper 14 Aug 
Beccles Paper 8 Jul 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Land Tax  

 
      5d

9s 8d
 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
22

 
1936

 

Title commences on Sale by Indentures 3/4 August 1829
A bit of Old Beccles was revealed by alterations to Mr Martindale’s Shop [a photograph of the back of the
shop was printed in the paper, showing a Dutch Gable.]
Building demolished. see photograph at Lowestoft Record Office showing snow being cleared in front of
old building, with the Woolworth’s sign on it.

Beccles Paper 6 Jun 
after 1956  February 
 
 
OWNER
 
 
 
OCCUPANT

1671
1715
1820
1823
1841
1851

 
 
 
 
 
 

Richard Clarke ? 
Henry Clarke 
Mary Harmer 
Thomas Norton 
Thomas Norton 
Henry Kerrison 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Richard Clarke  ?
Henry Clarke 
Mrs Harmer 
Thomas Norton
HJ Kerrison 
HJ Kerrison 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

£1- 1s
£2- 10
£11

 
 

Draper
Draper

 
 

£29- 5s
£26 

1851 CENSUS
389 
389 
389 
389 
389 
1861
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS
5078
5079
5080
5081
5082
5083
5084
5085
1896
1904
1906 Survey 
1906
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974

Henry James Kerrison
Susan Kerrison 
Charles Kerrison 
Frederick Goff 
Maria Autherdon 
Henry Kerrison 
Henry Kerrison 
Robert Houghton 

M  




 
 
 

54 
53 
49 
15 
26 
 
 
 






Robert Houghton
Robert Houghton
Robert Houghton

Burnham, Norfolk
Gillingham, Norfolk
Burnham, Norfolk
Oulton, Suffolk 
Gorleston, Suffolk

 
 
 
 
 
Linen Draper 
Linen Draper 
Linen Draper 

Head 
Wife
Brother
Appr 
Serv 

Draper, Master 

Draper’s Assistant
Draper’s Apprentice
House Servant
£28
£35
£35

 
 
 

Robert HOUGHTON
Sarah HOUGHTON
Wilm HOUGHTON
Marion HOUGHTON
Eliz COLLINS 
Womack BROOKS
Thomas K. FUTTER
Edith RAVEN 
Womac Brooks 
Womac Brooks 



51 
48 
 

 
 
13 
 
 
 



20 

23 
23 

19 
Womac Brooks 
Womac Brooks 

Elsenham, Essex 
Stanstead, Essex, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 


Pulham Mary, Norfolk, England 

Head 
Linen Draper ( 2 Assistants & 1 Apprentice)

Wife
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Son 
Scholar
Serv 
Serv 
Serv 
Serv 
£35 
£100

Linen Drapers Son
 

Daur 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Shipmeadow, Suffolk, England


Drapers Assistant
Drapers Assistant
Drapers Apprentice
General Serv (Domestic)

 

Henstead, Suffolk, England 
 
 

 

Linen Draper 
Linen Draper 

 
see 11 New Market East

 
 
 
 
 
Elizabeth Brooks 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Womac Brooks 
Womac Brooks 
Womac Brooks 
Arthur Dare 
Arthur Dare 
Ronald Martindale
Woolworth & Co
FW Woolworth
FW Woolworth
FW Woolworth
FW Woolworth

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

draper
Linen Draper
draper
Draper
draper
 
 

£155
 

£160
 
 
 
FW Woolworth
2001
Sales of Property: see New Market 11 East
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
23
New Market: HORSE & GROOM LANE or New Market Place

1802
1805

MARRIAGE: Mrs Parsley, mistress of the Horse & Groom, marries William Smith, butcher of London.
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 regular
chase  took  place  three  miles  towards  Geldeston.  He  was  frequently  in  view.  Then  he  induced some
waterman to put him across the river, saying he was pursued for a bastard child, and escaped for a few
hours; they, however, continued the pursuit & took him at St Andrews in Suffolk & he is now lodged in
Beccles Bridewell.”
HORSE:  “Congress”  to  cover  at  Horse  &  Groom,  Beccles,  Wednesday.  5  gns  thoroughbred  Mares.
Farming Mares 2s. 5s to Groom.
SALE of FURNITURE of B Mason of Horse & Groom, New Market. Oswald sells.

Nor Merc 30 Oct 
Nor Merc 30 Mar  
1826
Nor Mertc 15 Apr 

1840 
1857

Ipswich Journal 26 Sep 
Hungate Lane, has taken over the Horse & Groom Inn

ADVERTISEMENT:
COURT: assault

Henry Youell,
Beccles Mthly Adv 2 Feb

1857
1864

by George Goffin on Wm Hunting drinking at Horse & Groom. Dismissed
COUNTY COURT. Edward Mills, Bailiff to the Lord of the Manor of Beccles v Henry Thrower, Cabinet
Maker. Claimed damages of 30s for assault.
Mills supervised the fixing of the stalls in the Market on Fair Day, 16 May. Told Thrower where to pitch
his brother’s booth. Refused. Tussle took place; trestle fell on Mills’s foot, injured. Put up stall 3ft from the
gutter. About 5 or 6 o’clock. [Stall 16 to 20 yards from Mr Steel’s shop - 11 New Market]
FIRE  in  Mr  Tayler’s  New  Market  (Mr  Claxton  lives  next  door)  in  the Wash House - prevented from
spreading to adjoining premises, the Horse & Groom.
NEW MARKET: Horse & Groom Lane: erection against the Old Printing Office wall takes up half the width
of the Lane. The stench is distressing & the buildings are very unsightly, besides being built on a Pubic
Way. What with this & the bone boiling not far off, who would not pity the cottages nearby?
LICENCE:  The  Horse  &  Groom,  a  house  for  many  years  privately occupied was transferred from the
Brewers to Henry Thrower of Beccles
PUB LICENCE: Application for transfer of licence of unused public house in Horse & Groom Lane [not
used  for  5  or 6 years] to premises in course of erection opposite Mr Boutell’s sale meadow, near the
railway  station  Opposed  by  licensees  of    Star  Inn  (Mrs  Spencer)  & Railway Hotel. (Mr Church). 53
signatories,  including  the Rector, Deputy Mayor, Rev J Calvert, Churchwardens Houghton & Laws &
residents of Caxton Road etc opposed. Not granted.
LICENCE TRANSFER: Horse & Groom in New Market to new pub in Caxton Road by Messrs Morse &
Woods.  Built  recently by TA Woodroffe, cost £500, well worth £15 a year. James Sampson, landlord.  
Good  cart  shed  &  stables for 7 or 8 horses provided. Approved despite objections by inhabitants of
Caxton Road, Denmark Road, Avenue Cottages & Waveney Terrace
Mr S Reeve, who was putting forward the application on behalf of Messrs Morse & Woods, brewers,
remarked: “There were persons who drank cold water and liked it above everything. By all means in the
world let them drink as much as they liked; but it was not everybody who liked to swallow the pump
handle.” (Laughter)
LICENCE TRANSFER: Horse & Groom in New Market to new pub in Caxton Road by Messrs Morse &
Woods.  Built  recently by TA Woodroffe, cost £500, well worth £15 a year. James Sampson, landlord.  
Good cart shed & stables for 7 or 8 horses provided. Approved

Beccles Wkly News 12 May
Beccles Paper 26 Jul 
 
 
1867
East Suff Gaz 17 Sep 
1869
East Suff Gaz 3 Nov 
1880
East Suff Gaz 28 Sep 
1882
Beccls Paper, 29 Aug 
1883
East Suff Gaz 4 Sep 
 
 

1883
 

Beccles Paper 4 Sep 
 

1881 CENSUS
5061

NMar 
NMar 

Dwelling:
Henry THROWER

New Market Horse & Groom Lane

5062
5063
5064
1881 CENSUS



 

56 
55 
15 



Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife 
Daur 

Cabinet Maker
Upholstress
No Occupation

NMar 
NMar 

Mary THROWER 
Lucy Gill THROWER

5065
5066

NMar 
NMar 

Dwelling:
James LAMBERT 

New Market


48 
49 


Snape, Suffolk, England 
Snape, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife

Coachman (Domestic Serv)
5067
NMar 
Elizabeth LAMBERT

1881 CENSUS
5068

NMar 
NMar 

Dwelling:
John GOODBOURN

New Market
5069
70 
St Peters, Kent, England 
Head 
Greengrocer
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
24
5070
NMar 
Harrt GOODBOURN
74 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Wife

1881 CENSUS
5071

NMar 
NMar 

Dwelling:
Alfred THURLING

New Market

5072
5073
5074
5075
5076



 
 
 

29 
28 


1 m 





Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife
Son 
Daur 
Son

Tailor Jobbing

NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 

WinifredTHURLING
Fred THURLING 
Winifrd THURLING
Alfred  THURLING

Scholar
Scholar

1907
1907

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Henry Thrower
Alfred Thurling

 
 

cabinet maker
tailor

Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
25
New Market 13,   [Bakers’ Oven 23 April 1997]  
 
New Market CN & ZX

1570
1576

Gyles Bollen, for a messuage late the said Waters 
Richard Debden, for half the house late John Waters & Nicholas Downing  that he dwelleth in 

 
 
 
 
Rent 4d
Bec Man Rental Nmar 10
 
Task NMar 39

 
William Cawston, for the other half of the house & grounds late Waters where he dwelleth
Richard Wakefield, for a messuage called Goodaye in the New Market late Cawston 
Orientation:  Lands late of Richard Wakefield & now Henry Parker to the east [of White Lion] 
Henry Parker, gent, one messuage in the Market of Beccles late Richard Wakefield
Matthew Gregory, in the New Market south, late Parker
Mr Gregory, Hearth Tax: 4 Hearths
John Cutlove, a tenement in New Market late Gregory
Henry Mason, for houses late John Cutlove in New Market 
John Amyas, a tenement late Mason & Cutlove 
John Amyas, tenement late Mason before Cutlove in New Market south  (now John Verdon) Rent 5d 1/2d
John Verdon, baker, messuage on south side of New Market, sometome Mason then John Amyas 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Task 1s 4d
Task 1s 4d
Task 1s 4d

1593
1614c
1636
1638
1664
1674
1693
1698
1736
1751
1774

 
Task NMar 40
 
Task NMar W6
 
Bec Man Court 

 
Rent 5d 1/2d

Rent 5d 1/2d
Bec Man Rental 75 
 
 
 
Hearth Tax 98 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rent 5d
Rent 5d
Rent 5d 1/2d

Bec Man Rental 67 
Bec Man Rental 
 
Bec Man Rental 22 
Bec Man Rental 4  
Bec Man Court 

 
John Verdon, baker, messuage on south side of New Market formerly Amyas, before Mason, late John
Verdon, decsd 
Mr Verdon, late his Father
Verdon of Great Yarmouth, messuage on south side of New Market late John Verdon, before his Father’s

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 5d 1/2d
1812 
Bec Man Court 10 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 5d 1/2d
Rent 5d 1/2d

1829 
1852

Bec Man Rental 309 
Bec Man Rental 

 
Benjamin Thrower, a messuage on the south side of New Market, late John Verdon, before his father.
“Recent improvements in Streets, Houses formerly a disgrace and an eyesore have been pulled down and
supplanted by buildings erected in a more modern style ..... The alterations to Mr Thrower’s shop are
undoubtedly great improvements to our Market Place...”
SALE: Late Benjamin Thrower in Beccles Market Place. Freehold Residence & confectioner’s shop, with
suitable and convenient offices, occupying a commanding situation in the New Market, now occupied by
Robert A Took under a lease four years of which will be unexpired at Michaelmas next. Annual Rent £32.
ADVERTISEMENT: Walter Took; The leading shop for High-class Cakes, Pastries and Fancies of every
description;  Hot  and  Cold  Luncheons  Daily;  Afternoon  Teas;  Up-to-date  Tea  Room;  Market  Place,
Beccles

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 5d 1/2d

1859
1863

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Paper 27 Oct 
1880
Beccles Paper 30 Jun 
1933
Beccles Advert Cttee 
 
OWNER 
 
OCCUPANT

1576
1593
1672
1713
1756
1770
1775
1799
1841
1851
1851 CENSUS
388 
388 
388 
388 
388 
388 
388 
388 
388 
389 
389 

Richard Debden 
William Cawston 
Matthew Gregory
Widow Mason 
John Amyas 
John Amyas 
John Verdon 
John Verdon 
John Verdon 
John Verdon 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Richard Debden
William Cawston
Matthew Gregory
Widow Mason 
Dr Amyas 
John Amyas 
John Verdon 
John Verdon 
Benjamin Thrower
Benjamin Thrower

 
 
 
 
 
 
baker 
baker 

 
 
apothecary 
apothecary 
baker 
baker 
 
 

 
 

£7
£5- 10s
£5- 10s
£5- 10s
£5- 10s
£1- 7s  Land Tax

 
 
£18- 10s
£16- 15s

Benjamin Thrower
Mary Thrower 
John Thrower 
Sarah Thrower 
Mary Ann Thrower
Elizabeth Thrower
Samuel Thrower 
Emma Thrower 
Matilda Thrower 
Benjamin Shardalow W 
Sarah Wyatt 


44 
40 
15 
14 




6 mths
 
 










76 
19 

Beccles, Suffolk 
Haddiscoe, Norfolk
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 

Head 
Wife 
son
dau
dau 
dau 
son 
dau 

Baker & Confectioner, Master
 

[d 1877 @ 70]
  [d 1880 @ 71]

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

dau
Thurlton, Norfolk
Worlingham, Suffolk 

father-in-law
Serv 
House Servant
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
26

1861
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS
5054
5055
5056
5057
5058
5059
5060
1896
1904
1906  Survey 
1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974

Benjamin Thrower
Benjamin Thrower
Robert Took 

Benjamin Thrower
Benjamin Thrower
Robert Took 

baker 
baker 
 

 
 
baker 

£17- 10s
£22
 

£22

Robert Adam TOOKM 
Sarah Ann TOOK
Herbert Geo. TOOK
Florence R. TOOK
Henrietta H. TOOK
Robert John TOOK
Harriet COOPER 
Robert Took 
 

30 
33 




 
Robert Took 







17 

Halesworth, Suffolk, England
Attleburgh, Norfolk, England
Halesworth, Suffolk, England
Halesworth, Suffolk, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife
Son 
Daur 
Daur 

Confect Employ1 Man & 1 Boy

 
 
 
 

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

Son
Wissett, Suffolk, England 
baker 
Robert Took 
5 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms & shop 
Robert Took 
Walter Took 
Walter Took 
Walter Took 
Walter Took 
Walter Took 
Walter Took 
Keith Took 
Keith Took 
Matthes Ltd 
Matthes Ltd 

Serv 
General Serv (Domestic)
 

 
 
dwelling & shop 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Robert Took 
Took, RA

 
 
baker 
 
£40

Took, RA
 
 
 
 
 
Walter Took 
 
 
 
 
 

3 occupants
baker
baker
baker & confectioner 
baker
baker
baker 
baker
baker
baker
bakers
bakers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
£70

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Baker’s Oven 
 
baker
2001
 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
27
New Market  15  [Galaxy Travel

24 April 1997]  
This building dates from 1832 or 1833 [see Rix’s statement about “new-fronting” below]

 
New Market WL

18 century. Listed building:
Early 19 century. 3 storey. 3 windows. Brick, painted. Pilasters. Recessed sash windows with glazing bars, and moulded lintels. Modern shops,

ground floor. Machine tiles.

1570
1576

Bec Man Rental     

Robert Bacon for a messuage sometime Bradleys 
The heirs of William Tebbold for his house & the backside with a pyghtle late Robert Bacons 

 
 
 
 
Rent 9d
Task NMar 38 

 
John Wrythocke, for the house & grounds late Bacon before Tebold [later] Jo Cottwin is to paie xvi d,
Thos Fletcher  the other xvid 
Thomas Fletcher for part of two tenemtd & a Toft sometymes John Murdocke, the other Part Jo Cottwin,
vid Cottwin  [folio 54] 
John  Cottwin for part of two tenements & a toft sometymes John Murdocke, the other to be Thomas

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s 8d
1593
Task NMar 36 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s 8d
1610c
Task F3 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 8d
1610c
Task C14 

Fletcher [folio 54]
INDENTURE, 2 October, between William Legate of Beccles, (gent) of FIRST PART
Henry Legate of Peasenhall, (yeoman) of the OTHER PART
ALL  THOSE  Messuages  called or known by the name of the White Lion and all the houses, edifices,
stables, yards, gardens, orchards, lands & tenements, now in the occupation of John Barfoot.
The SUM of £13 to be paid yearly during Henry Legate’s life.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s 4d

1633
 
 

Deeds 30 

 
 

 
1634 

 
Task L17 
William Legate, for a messuage called the White Lion sometymes Murdock, after Fletcher  [folio 132]

 
INDENTURE, 10 June, between William Legate & Anne his wife of FIRST PART
(yeoman) & Ann his wife of SECOND PART;
William Fuller of Ringsfield, (yeoman) of  THIRD PART;
ALL  THOSE  Messuages  called or known by the name of the White Lion and all the houses, edifices,
stables, yards, gardens, orchards, lands & tenements, now in the occupation of John Barfoot.
AND the piece of land at the south end or head extending into Ballygate, as it is now divided with paths &
ways from the lands late of John Bence, (gent) deceased & now of Sir William Denny, (Knight)
BETWEEN the Messuage & lands late of Richard Wakefield & now of Henry Parker (gent) [NMar 13] in
part AND the lands of the said Sir William Denny EAST
The Messuage & lands now or late of Grace Matthews, widow, in part, AND the lands of  Thomas Muskett
& Beatrice his wife in part & the said street called Ballygate in part of the WEST
The New Market Place in part AND the lands of Thomas Muskett in part AND the Messuage & lands late
of William Cuddon, (gent) in part of the NORTH 
The lands of William Denny in part AND the messuage & lands of Charles Cutlove SOUTH
With late Messuage of Thomas Fletcher, (gent)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s 4d

1636
 
 
 

Deeds 31 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
1649 
1653
1655

 
 

Bec Man Rental 64 
William Fuller, for the White Lion 
[before the Porch was added] 
 
 
Rent 9d

Mention “at the new mansion house called the White Lion.”
INDENTURE,  6 August, between William Fuller of Fressingfield (yeoman) & Joseph Harbor the elder of
Beccles (fellmonger) for £306.
i ) ALL THOSE Messuages called The White Lion  & the piece of ground at the SOUTH extending to
Ballygate, now divided and fenced with posts & rails for a way from the lands sometime of John Bence,
(gent), deceased, late of William Denny, (Knight), deceased, since of William Denny, (Baronet), & now of
Thomas Page, (gent)
Which premises are situated
BETWEEN the lands now of Henry Parker, gent [NMar 13] in part, AND the lands of the said  Thomas Page
EAST;
The Lands of Grace Matthews, widow deceased [NMar 21] AND the lands of Thomas Clarke belonging to
the Maid’s Head [Bal 5] AND Gregory Meen [NMar Barclays Bank site] AND Ballygate in part WEST.
and the said premises do lie between the Newmarket in part AND the lands of Gregory Meen in part AND
the messuage AND lands sometime of William Cuddon NORTH
The lands of Thomas Page, (gent) in part AND the lands late of Charles Cutlove in part of the SOUTH
Which  premises  sometime  of  Thomas  Fletcher,  gent,  deceased  &  whereas the said William Fuller has

Bec Man court 4 
Deeds 29 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
28

purchased of William Leggatt, (gent), deceased, in the 12th year of King Charles, deceased [1637]
INDENTURE,  1  May,  between Christian Fuller of Frenchingfield, (widow), Thomas Fuller of Ringsfield,
(yeoman), Mary Fuller of Frenchingfield, (spinster), Benjamin Fuller of Ringsfield (yeoman), Robert Fuller of
Ringsfield, (cordwainer), Joseph Harbor the elder of Beccles (fellmonger) & Hannah, his wife. of ONE PART
Henry Farrer of Beccles, (hosier), & Hannah, his wife of SECOND PART.
Daniel Chapman of Beccles of the THIRD PART
Whereas in the Court of Ipswich? in the term of St Michael ....
i ) The White Lion all edifices, stables, yards, gardens, orchards & grounds.
& the piece of ground at the SOUTH extending to Ballygate, fenced with posts & rails for a way from the
lands  sometime  of  John  Bence,  (gent),  deceased,  late  of  William  Denny,  (Knight),  deceased, since of
William Denny, (Baronet), his son & now of Thomas Page, (gent)
BETWEEN the lands of Henry Parker [Nmar 13], AND the lands of Thomas Page EAST;
The Lands of Grace Matthews, widow deceased [NMar 21]
The lands of Thomas Clarke belonging to the Maid’s Head [Bal 5] AND Gregory Meen [NMar Barclays
Bank site] AND William Cuddon [?] on the NORTH.
Charles Cutlove, late Thomas Page on the SOUTH.

1657
Deeds 27 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
1657 
1664 
1664 
1664 
 

 
Task F8 

Henrie Farrer, for the White Lyon, somtyme Wrythock
Henry Farrow, for the White Lion 
Henry Farrow, for the Porch there 
Renaldo Pitfield, sometime Wrythock, late Farrer called the White Lion  vid H Farrer [folio 204] 
[I have inventory of Pitfield’s goods] 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Task 2s 8d
Rent 9d ]
Rent 1s }

Bec Man Rental 76 

 
 

 
 

Bec Man Rental 77 
Task P29 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task

2s 8d
INDENTURE, 20 September, between Henry Farrer of Beccles (hosier), of  ONE PART & Renaldo Pitfield, of
Beccles, (gent) the OTHER PART
i) ALL THAT Messuage now built , with appurtenances where Henry Farrer now dwelleth called the White
Lion [NMar 15, 17, 19] & all edifices, stables, yards, gardens, orchards & grounds.
ii) ALL THAT piece of ground at the south end of the premises extending from there to Ballygate as it is
now divided & secured from the lands late of Thomas Page, (gent), now of John Seaman, (draper)
BETWEEN  the  messuages  &  lands  late  of  Henry Parker, (gent) [NMar 13] in part & the land of John
Seaman on the EAST [NMar 11 -
The messuage & lands of Grace Matthews, (widow), deceased [NMar 21]  AND the lands of Thomas Clarke
belonging to the Maid’s Head [Bal 5] in part AND the lands of Gregory Meen [NMar - Barclays Bank site]
in part of the WEST
The  Newmarket  in  part  AND  the  lands  of  Gregory  Meen [NMar Barclays Bank site] in part AND the
messuage & lands sometime of William Cuddon, (gent) on the NORTH
The lands of John Seaman in part AND lands of Charles Cutlove in part on the SOUTH

1671
Deeds 23 
 
 
 
 
 
 
east part].
 
 
 
 

 
1674
1693
1693
1701
?       
1702
 

 
Hearth Tax 1674 [99] 

Mr Farrow, Hearth Tax, 9 Hearths
Renaldo Pitfield, gent, for the White Lion 
Renaldo Pitfield, gent, for the White Lion porch 
Stephen Watson, tenement formerly Farrow late Pitfield called the White Lion 

Bec Man Rental 174 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

Rent 9d
Rent 1s
Task 2s 8d
Task 2s 8d

Bec Man Rental 177 
Task  W34a 

Edmund Wincop, formerly Farrers, late Pitfield called the White Lion 
INDENTURE, 27 March,  between Stephen Watson of Beccles (innholder) of ONE PART
Robert  Davy  of  Norwich,  Esq,  AND  John  Elmy  (tanner)  AND  Penelope  Howard  (widow,  late  wife of
Renaldo Pitfield (gent), deceased & since the wife of Philip Howard (gent) deceased, executors of Renaldo
Pitfield
Stephen Watson for £100 paid by Robert Davy etc for White Lion on mortgage at 5% p.a.
Paid £239 5s, with other money made £250. 
[There is the following memorial in St Michael’s Church:
“The  memory  of  the  just  is  blessed”  /  At  the  first  entrance  of  the  North / porch lieth the body of /
MARGARET wife of RENALDO / PITFIELD of Beccles,gent., who / died July the 3rd. Anno Dom. / 1694
aged 76 and just / before the entrance lieth the / body of RENALDO sonn of / SEBASTION PITFIELD gent.
/ who died Dec.17th.Anno Dom. 1692 / and in the middle of this porch lyeth / the body of RENALDO
PITFIELD / gent.who dyed the xx of June 1700.  
No marriages of Pitfields are recorded in the Registers - nor does a marriage of  Philip Howard appear.]

 
Task W35 
Deeds 35 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
1702

 
Deeds 36 
Stephen Watson appears not to have paid the Mortgage of £100 & the Mortgage of £100 seems to have
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
29

gone to John Elmy the younger
John Brown takes White Lion
Sale: White Lion in Beccles for sale with 3 large new stables. Rent £32. Enquiries John Browne, tenant or
Rev Sir Charles Castleton, Rector of Gillingham
William Marsh for the Whie Lion 
William Marsh for a Porch there 
John Baker has alienated a freehold messuage in the New Market called the White Lion  
John Baker, one Porch lately erected there 
Robert Le Grys, called the White Lion, formerly Utber, late Pitfield 
Robert Le Grys, surgeon, tenement called the White Lion.  (Porch Rent 1s) 
Matthias Ottley, late waiter at the Angel, Bury, takes the White Lion, Beccles lately kept by Mr Clarke
Matthias Ottley quits the White Lion. Jackson from Ipswich takes over
Sale: The White Lion being a large new BUILT Public House with an Assembly Room, Stables, Coach
House, large Yard & Garden & about an acre & a half  of pastureland adjoining under a lease of 7 years to
Mr Thomas Jackson at the annual rent of £12. Further particulars: Mr Rede, attorney, Beccles
William Crowfoot, called the White Lion, formerly Utber, afterwards Pitfield & late Le Grys Task 2s 8d
To be Let, large convenient & well accustomed Inn called the White Lion, situate in the Market Place, large
Assembly Room & piece of pasture land near adjoining. Enquiries W Crowfoot or Mr Rede
To be let, the White Lion £50 p.a.
Owen Holmes, a messuage late called the White Lion late Wm Crowfoot, gent & Elizabeth, his wife

1721
1728

25 March 
24 August 

1736
1736 
1746 
1746 
1746
1746 
1760
1767
1767

Bec Man Rental 157 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 9d }
Rent 1s }
Rent 9d }
Rent 1s }
Task 2s 8d
Rent 1s 9d

Bec Man Rental 158 
Bec Man Court 1 
Bec Man Court 1 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Task L40 
Bec Man Court 
 
26 July
19 September 
17 October 

1768
1771

Task C108 
26 January 

1771
1774
 
1774

6 April 
21 January 
 

 
Beccles White Lion. Late Joseph Beck, taken by James Algar from Diss. (To be sold there a neat Billiard
Table almost new.)
Beccles:  James  Algar  from  Diss,  begs  leave to inform his friends & the public in general that he has
opened a large & commdious Inn, near the Town Hall in Beccles as aforesaid (to which house the old sign
of the White Lion is now removed) [no   The Walk] etc...
Owen Holmes, called the White Lion, formerly Utber, since Pitfield, late Robert Le Grys, Esq, decsd

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 9d
5 February 
1774
23 April 
1775 
Task H 45 

 
William Howes, messuage in Market Place, formerly the White Lion, late Owen Holmes, Robert Le Grys

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s 8d
1789 
Bec Man Court 5 

 
William Howes, grocer, lately called the White Lion formerly Utber & afterwards Le Grys and late Owen
Holmes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 9d
1789 
Task H47 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s 8d
DIVISION OF PROPERTY
1814 
Bec Man Court 18 

Thomas Fuller, Grocer, The reidue of the aforesaid tenement called the White Lion (later Jemima Fuller) [He
died in March 1823 aged 52 & buried in Congregational Graveyard]

Jemima Fuller (2nd wife of Thomas Fuller [nee Woods]), part of a tenement formerly the White Lion late
Thomas Fuller   
NOTE by RIX in his transcription of Feoffees 1725:
“The White Lion comprised the house in the New Market lately occupied by the widow of Jeremiah Smith,
Esq [Nos 17 & 19] & by Simon Loyns, the latter having new-fronted the portion purchased by him in 1832
[No 15] [between 1838 & his death in 1843]
Simon  Loyns,  bookseller,  part  of  tenement  formerly  called  the  White  Lion,  late  Jemima Fuller, before
Thomas Fuller 
9d
Rebecca Loyns, widow, part of White Lion, late Simon Loyns & Thomas Fuller (later Robert Jordan)

 
 
Rent 9d
1824
Bec Man Court 6 
(later Simon Loyns) 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 9d

1838?
 

 
 

1842 
Bec Man Court 9 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent
1844 
Bec Man Court 3 

 
Loyns Printing Office. Improved additional tables sold with Almanacs by R Loyns.
James Johnson disposes of business [Booksellers etc]  to Alfred Dixon
Plan of proposed shop front for DA Shields, bookseller

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 9d

1846
1873
1926

Card in Rix Collection 
Beccles Paper 15 Jul 
Lowestoft DC/540/4/5/36 
1850
 

FIRST-RATE SITUATION FOR BUSINESS: BECCLES. PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF
A VALUABLE WELL-SITUATED PROPERTY, COMPRISING A DWELLING HOUSE AND SHOP, WITH
SPACIOUS PRINTING OFFICE AND BUSINESS PREMISES,
AND ALSO

 
 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
30

 
 
 

 
 
 

TWO SUBSTANTIAL TENEMENTS ADJOINING, SITUATE AT BECCLES, SUFFOLK:
WHICH WILL BE SOLD BY AUCTION, IN ONE LOT BY MESSRS. RIX AND BURTON,
AT THE KING’S HEAD HOTEL, BECCLES, On Tuesday, the 1st of October, 1850, at Six for Seven lock
precisely, (BY DIRECTION OF THE TRUSTEES OF MRS. REBECCA LOYNS).
This highly eligible property is entirely of FREEHOLD TENURE. The House has a white brick elevation,
with private entrance, and the SHOP has a plate glass window in reveal between Ionic pillars, presenting a
handsome  and  imposing  front  to  the  New  Market  Place.  The  business premises are in every respect
commodious and the situation for trade unrivalled.
Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be had on application to MESSRS. BOHUN AND RIX, Solicitors,
Beccles; or at the Offices of Messrs. RIX AND BURTON, Ipswich, and 2 Adams Court, Old Broad Street,
London.
THE SUBSTANTIALLY BUILT, MODERN, AND HANDSONIELY FRONTED
DWELLING  HOUSE  AND  SHOP,  SPACIOUS  PRINTING  OFFICE  with  large bricked VAULT beneath,
Outbuildings, and enclosed Yard, with a moiety of the Pump and Well on the west side thereof; situated in
the New Market Place at Beccles; lately occupied by MRS. LOYNS, and now let to MR. READ  Crisp, for a
term of  Seven Years from the 11th of October, 1850, at a Rental of £60 per annum:
ALSO,
TWO SUBSTANTIAL TENEMENTS, BRICK-BUILT AND TILED, with an enclosed Yard; adjoining the
southern extremity of the above-described  Premises; in the  respective occupations of James Holmes and
Charles Vincent, at Rentals amounting to £10 per annum:
With a right of way, with or without horses, carts, and other carriages, over the piece of ground lying to
the south thereof, to and from the street or highway called Hungate Lane.
In addition to the SHOP and a large well-lighted Business Room behind it, the House contains, on the
ground floor, Entrance Hall and Stair Case, Parlour, Kitchen, (beneath which is a large and amply supplied
rain water tank with pump,) and other domestic offices; on the first and second floors, pleasant Drawing
Room, and six airy Sleeping Rooms.
Freehold;  Land Tax  £1  - 9s  
ADVERTISEMENT: Read Crisp purchased business of Mrs Loyns 1 October 1850
Robert Jordan, butcher, messuage formerly the White Lion, late Rebecca Loyns, before Simon Loyns

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
1850
1851 
 
1858
1858

 
Free rent to the Manor of Beccles 9d
Advert Rix Coll 
Bec Man Court 22 
 

 
ADVERTISEMENT: Read Crisp, New Market. Newest & most popular music at half price.
ADVERTISEMENT: Read Crisp’s for Summer Sports: for Cricketing, Dark’s, Duke’s & Clapshaw’s Bats,
Balls, Stumps, etc; For Archery: Bows, Arrows, Targets, Gloves, Belts, etc. Fishing Rods, Trap; Bat & Ball;
La Grace & a variety of other Games.
CHRISTMAS: The shops in this town are gay with their usual Christmas decorations, especially those of
Mr R Block & Mr CF Parker, grocers. Mr R Jordan, butcher of this town has made his usual well known
display of Christmas beef. One of the bullocks slaughtered by him, weighed 130 stones, & was grazed
partly by himself & partly by Mr Gardiner of Wheatacre.
BUSINESS TRANSFER: WH Tayler takes over retail Business of Read Crisp & Moore [17 New Market]
BUSINESS TRANSFER: WH Tayler takes over retail Business of Read Crisp & Moore [17 New Market]
Read  Crisp  &  Moore  Have  disposed  of  their  retail  business  of  Bookselling,  Stationery  &  Fancy
Departments to Mr WH Tayler of London
Read  Crisp  &  Moore will continue in their printing & Wholesale Stationery business as heretofore in
Hungate Lane until the erection of their new Printing Works.
WH Tayler thanks friends & neighbours helped extinuish fire in premises in New Market. Mr Claxton (who
lives next door) awakened at 1.30 am. Mr Tayler’s wash house on fire. Two engines arrived speedily. Mr
Tayler avoided fire from spreading to adjoining premises - the Horse & Groom very old.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 9d
Beccles Paper 20 Apr 
Beccles Paper 22 Jun 
1863
Beccles Paper 29 Dec 

1866
1866
1866

Beccles Wkly 23 Oct 
Beccles Wkly 23 Oct 
Beccles Paper Nov 
 
 
1867
Beccles Paper 17 Sep 
1868
Beccles Paper 12 May 
TO BE LET: House & Shop in New Market. Apply Robert Jordan

1870
 

Beccles Paper March 

Bookselling, Stationery, Music & Fancy Goods Repository, New Market.
Mr Tayler disposing of business to James Johnson

 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
31

1870
 

Beccles Paper 25 Jan 

SALE: Executors of Robert Jordan, butcher
Lot 3: A freehold brick & tiled Dwelling & Watchmaker’s Shop in the New Market, in the occupation of Mr
George Sayer, a quarterly tenant. Only outgoing 5s 2d.

 

1872
1873

Beccles Paper 10 Dec 

Beccles Almanack for 1873 produced by Mr Johnson.
Local Liquidation Case: James Johnson, printer, bookseller, stationer of Market Place, now of Mark Lane,
City of London & Dove Terrace, Stratford, Essex.
ADVERTISEMENT:  When  visiting  Beccles  order  your  Daily  Papers  etc  from DA Shields, Bookseller,
Stationer and Fancy Goods Dealer; Circulating Library; Largest selection of Local View Postcards in the
District. Agent for “Judge’s” Cards, “Poole” Pottery and Doulton China. “Beccles Crested Brass Ware”
Useful and Ornamental only obtainable at 15, New Market Place, Beccles. Phone 106.

Beccles Paper 28 Oct 
1933
Beccles Advert Cttee 
 
 
OWNER 
 
OCCUPANT

1721
1756
1760
1765
1770
1772
1774
1841
1851
1851 CENSUS
388 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loyns, Simon (died Nov 1843 at 53) Loyns, Simon

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Brown
Simon Clark 
Simon Clark 
Matthias Ottley
Thomas Jackson 
James Beck
James Algar 

 
 

 
 

 
 

£20
£20

 
 
 
£20
 
 
 
 
 
Read Crisp 
34 
Southwold, Suffolk
 
Head 
Bookseller, Prointermaster empl 2 men 1 app[d 1885 @

69
Emma Crisp 
Jane Crisp 
William Crisp 
Fanny Crisp 
Margaret Martyn 
Mary West 
Emma Charrow? 
Robert Jordan (died 1869 aged 62) 
Robert A King 
Robert A King 

388 
388 
388 
388 
388 
388 
388 
1861
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS
5044
5045
5046
5047
5048
5049
5050
5051
5052
1896
1904
1906 Survey 
1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974

 
10 


 
 
 

35 
Southwold, Suffolk
Southwold, Suffolk
Southwold, Suffolk
26 
19 
20 
 
James Johnson 
Alf  Dixon 

Southwold, Suffolk

 
dau 
son 
dau 
 
 

Sister 
Scholar
Scholar

Housekeeper

 
 
 

 
 

 
Newport, Cornwall
Ellough, Suffolk 
Worlingham, Suffolk 
Read Crisp 



Assist 
Serv 
 

Assistant in Bookseller’s Shop
House Servant
Serv 
 
£45
 

House Servant
 

Bookseller, Printer
 
Bookseller 

£43- 15

 
 

 
 

 

 
 

 
£45

Alfred DIXON 
Ellen DIXON 
Alfred H.G. DIXON
Ellen E.R. DIXON
May Budd DIXON
Agnes HANNAH 
Emily Mary BENNS
Cath HADDINGHAM  U 
Martha EDGAR 
Robert A King 
Robert A King 


45 
42 



25 
19 
18 

Harry Harmer 
Harry Harmer 
Harmer, HE 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Southampton, Hampshire, England 
Southampton, Hampshire, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 



Preston, Suffolk, England 

Overton, Hampshire, England
East Oakley, Hampshire, England 

Head 

Bookseller  Employ 4 Hands [d 1886 @ 48]
Wife
Scholar
Scholar

15 
14 

Son 
Daur 

Daur
Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Ringsfield, Suffolk, England
Ellough, Suffolk, England 


Assistant
Assistant
Serv 
General Serv (Domestic)

Booksellers Assistant
Booksellers Assistant
General Serv (Domestic)

15 
 

Serv 
Bookseller
Bookseller 
business premises only
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
King, Anna

 
£60

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Harry Harmer 
Harry Harmer 
Harry Harmer 
Donald Shields 
DA Shields 
Donald Shields 
Donald Shields 
Goose & Son 
Goose & Son 
Eastern Gas
Eastern Gas

bookseller
Bookseller
bookseller
Bookseller
bookseller
Bookseller 
Bookseller
stationers
stationers

 
£90 
 
Somewhere in this area
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
32

1851 CENSUS
388 

James N Hammond

26 
 

5 mths
17 


 
23 

St Helier, Jersey 
 

Gurnsey
Beccles, Suffolk 

Head 
 
 
Son
serv 

Curate of Cove + Worlingham & Assistant Master at the
Fauconberge School; MA, Trinity, Cambridge
Wife

 
Mary Guille Hammond 
James T Hammond
Elizabeth Edwards

 
Gurnsey
 

388 
388 
388 

 

Nursery Maid

1881 CENSUS
5035

NMar 
NMar 

Dwelling:
Elizabeth NEEVE 

New Market

5036
5037
5038


 

45 
14 
61 



Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Halesworth, Suffolk, England
Benacton, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Daur 
Lodger

Dressmaker
Scholar
Retired Millers Widow

NMar 
NMar 

Elizabeth NEEVE 
Ann COOPER 

ALSO
1965

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

James Smith 
John Wells 

 
 

cleaners
butcher

1974
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
33
New Market  17  [Coral
24 April 1997]
 
 
 
New Market WL
SAME PROPERTY as 15, 17 & 19 until 1814

1570   Bec Man Rental     
1576   Task NMar 38 

Robert Bacon for a messuage sometime Bradleys 
The heirs of William Tebbold for his house & the backside with a pyghtle late Robert Bacons 

 
 
 
 
Rent 9d

 
John Wrythocke, for the house & grounds late Bacon before Tebold  [later] Jo Cottwin is to paie xvi d,
Thos Fletcher  the other xvid 
Thomas Fletcher for part of two tenemtd & a Toft sometymes John Murdocke, the other Part Jo Cottwin,
vid Cottwin  [folio 54] 
John  Cottwin for part of two tenements & a toft sometymes John Murdocke, the other to be Thomas
Fletcher [folio 54]
William Legate, for a messuage called the White Lion sometymes Murdock, after Fletcher  [folio 132]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s 8d
1593   Task NMar 36 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s 8d
1610c Task F3 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 8d
1610c   Task C14 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s 4d
1634    Task L17 

 
William Fuller, for the White Lion 
Mention “at the new mansion house called the White Lion.”
Henrie Farrer, for the White Lyon, somtyme Wrythock
Henry Farrow, for the White Lion 
Henry Farrow, for the Porch there 
Renaldo Pitfield, sometime Wrythock, late Farrer called the White Lion vid H Farrer [folio 204] [I have
inventory of Pitfield’s goods]
 
Mr Farrow, Hearth Tax, 9 Hearths
Renaldo Pitfield, gent, for the White Lion 
Renaldo Pitfield, gent, for the White Lion porch 
Stephen Watson, tenement formerly Farrow late Pitfield called the White Lion 
Edmund Wincop, formerly Farrers, late Pitfield called the White Lion 
John Brown takes White Lion
Sale: White Lion in Beccles for sale with 3 large new stables. Rent £32. Enquiries John Browne, tenant or
Rev Sir Charles Castleton, Rector of Gillingham
William Marsh for the Whie Lion 
William Marsh for a Porch there 
John Baker has alienated a freehold messuage in the NNew Market called the White Lion
John Baker, one Porch lately erected there 
Robert Le Grys, called the White Lion, formerly Utber, late Pitfield 
Robert Le Grys, surgeon, tenement called the White Lion.  (Porch Rent 1s) 
Matthias Ottley, late waiter at the Angel, Bury, takes the White Lion, Beccles lately kept by Mr Clarke
Matthias Ottley quits the White Lion. Jackson from Ipswich takes over
Sale: The White Lion being a large new BUILT Public House with an Assembly Room, Stables, Coach
House, large Yard & Garden & about an acre & a half of pastureland adjoining under a lease of 7 years to
Mr Thomas Jackson at the annual rent of £12. Further particulars: Mr Rede, attorney, Beccles
William Crowfoot, called the White Lion, formerly Utber, afterwards Pitfield & late Le Grys

 
 
 

 
[before the Porch was added] 

 
 
 

 
 

Task 1s 4d
 

1649   Bec Man Rental 64 
1653   Bec Man court 4 
1657   Task F8 
1664   Bec Man Rental 76 
1664   Bec Man Rental 77 
1664   Task P29 

Rent 9d

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Task 2s 8d
Rent 9d ]
Rent 1s }

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s 8d

1674 Hearth Tax 1674 [99] 
1693   Bec Man Rental 174 
1693   Bec Man Rental 177 
1701   Task  W34a 
?        Task W35 
1721   25 March 
1728   24 August 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

Rent 9d
Rent 1s
Task 2s 8d
Task 2s 8d

 

1736   Bec Man Rental 157 
1736   Bec Man Rental 158 
1746   Bec Man Court 1 
1746   Bec Man Court 1 
1746   Task L40 
1746   Bec Man Court 
1760   26 July
1767   19 September 
1767   17 October 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 9d }
Rent 1s }
Rent 9d }
Rent 1s }
Task 2s 8d
Rent 1s 9d

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
1768   Task C108 

 
Task 2s 8d

 
To be Let, large convenient & well accustomed Inn called the White Lion, situate in the Market Place, large
Assembly Room & piece of pasture land near adjoining. Enquiries W Crowfoot or Mr Rede
To be let, the White Lion £50 p.a.
Owen Holmes, a messuage late called the White Lion late Wm Crowfoot, gent & Elizabeth, his wife

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1771   26 January 

1771   6 April 
1774    21 January 

 
Beccles White Lion. Late Joseph Beck, taken by James Algar from Diss. (To be sold there a neat Billiard
Table almost new.)
Beccles:  James  Algar  from  Diss,  begs  leave to inform his friends & the public in general that he has
opened a large & commdious Inn, near the Town Hall in Beccles as aforesaid (to which house the old sign
of the White Lion is now removed) [no   The Walk] etc...
Owen Holmes, called the White Lion, formerly Utber, since Pitfield, late Robert Le Grys, Esq, decsd

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 9d
1774  5 February 
1774   23 April 
1775   Task H 45 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
34

 
William Howes, messuage in Market Place, formerly the White Lion, late Owen Holmes, Robert Le Grys

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s 8d
1789   Bec Man Court 5 

 
William Howes, grocer, lately called the White Lion formerly Utber & afterwards Le Grys and late Owen
Holmes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 9d
1789   Task H47 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s 8d
DIVISION OF PROPERTY
1814   Bec Man Court 17 

Susan  Smith,  widow,  freehold  messuage  sometime  called the White Lion formerly William Howes late
William Hatton (later Sam Steel) 
Mrs Smith, late Hatton 
Samuel Steel, chemist, messuage formerly called the White Lion, late Susan Smith before William Hatton

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 1s
Rent 1s

1829   Bec Man Court 275 
1842   Bec Man Court 5  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
 
 
OWNER 
 
TENANT

1721
1756
1760
1765
1770
1772
1774
1814
1841

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Susan Smith 
Susan Smith 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Brown
Simon Clark 
Simon Clark 
Matthias Ottley
Thomas Jackson 
James Beck
James Algar 
Mrs Smith 
Susan Smith 

 
 

 
 

 
 

£20
£20

 
 
 
£20

 
 
 

 
Gentry
Gentry

 
 
 
 
£46- 10
FURTHER DIVISION OF PROPERTY
1869
Beccles Paper 15 Jun 

TO LET House in New Market: Dining & Drawing Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Cellar, Scullery & Garden.
Vacant July 6th. Apply T Claxton, Market Place.
Thomas Claxton, tailor, thanks for 22 years “and in consequence of an old established business in the
above line having recently been removed from this town, he ventures to solicit an increased share of their
patronage. Gents hats of every description.”
SALE: New Market
Freehold property in the most commanding & best-frequented part of the New Market Place
Residence  and  Shop,  underground  Cellar,  Entrance  Hall,  spaious  front  Shop,  Sitting  Room,  Kitchen,
Pantry, Wash-house & offices. 
1st Floor, Drawing Room & Bedroom; 2nd Floor: 4 bedrooms & closet. Excellent Garden.
Occupied by Miss Chase, milliner & ladies’ outfitter. Rent £36.
ALSO similar Residence & Shop & Garden adjoining now used as “Roos Hall Dairy” in occupation of Mr
FWD Robinson; Rent of £36. Lease for 5 years, expiring August 1892

1872
Beccles Paper 6 Feb 

1889
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

1900c
1925

Pells list 18 No 22 

H Watts, Fancy Draper’s Shop: design for shop front by Arthur Pells
ADVERTISEMENT: JC Macbeth; Having sold portions of my Shop and Premises I am cotinuing Business
on exactly the same lines as heretofore, but in a much more comfortable, compact, and convenient form.

East Suff Gaz 14 April 

1851
1851 CENSUS
388 
388 
388 
388 
388 
1861
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS
5040
5041

Sam Steel 
 
William Woodward
Hairdresser 
£20

William Woodward
Susan Shreeve Woodward  M 
Elizabeth Maria Woodward U 
Francis Michael Woodward  U
Caroline Robertson
Sam Steel 
Sam Steel 
Charles Chase 

31 
33 


17 
Thomas Claxton 
Thomas Claxton 
Louisa Chase 





Mendham, Norfolk
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Diss, Norfolk 
 
 
 

Head 
Wife 
dau 
son
serv 
 
 
 

Hair Dresser 
 

[d 1879 @59]
[d 1891 @ 73] 

 


 
 
 

House Servant 
£21- 15
£22
£4

 

Tailor 
Tailor 
Milliner

Louisa Mary CHASEU 
Emily CHASE 

30 
 


29 

Norwich, Norfolk, England 

Head
Norwich, Norfolk, England 

Sister 
Milliners  1 Apprentice & 1 Boy
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
35

5042
1896
1904
1906  Survey 
1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974

Betsey W. TACON
Russell Freeland 
Herbert Watts 

52 
Herbert Watts 
Herbert Watts 

Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
 
 

Visitor
£30
£36 
4 bedrooms, 1 sitting room & shop 

Land Owner
 

Fancy Draper 
Fancy Draper 
dwelling & shop 
draper
Fancy Draper
draper
Fancy Draper 
tailors 
 
Tailors

 
Watts, Herbert 

 

Watts, Herbert 
Herbert Watts 
Herbert Watts 
JC Macbeth 
John Macbeth 
J Hepworth & Co
J Hepworth & Son
Hepworth & Co 
Hepworth & Co
Hepworth & Co 
Hepworth & Co 
The Frigate 

9 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
(with 19)
J Hepworth & Son Ltd 
 

Tailors
£60 part

 
 
 

tailors
tailors (with 19)
restaurant

Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
36
New Market  19  [Sue Ryder 24 April 1997]
New Market WL
SAME PROPERTY as no 15 & 17 until 1814

1570   Bec Man Rental     
1576   Task NMar 38 

Robert Bacon for a messuage sometime Bradleys 
The heirs of William Tebbold for his house & the backside with a pyghtle late Robert Bacons 

 
 
 
 
Rent 9d

 
John Wrythocke, for the house & grounds late Bacon before Tebold [later] Jo Cottwin is to paie xvi d,
Thos Fletcher  the other xvid 
Thomas Fletcher for part of two tenemtd & a Toft sometymes John Murdocke, the other Part Jo Cottwin,
vid Cottwin  [folio 54] 
John Cottwin for part of two tenements & a toft sometymes John Murdocke, the  other to be Thomas
Fletcher [folio 54]
William Legate, for a messuage called the White Lion sometymes Murdock, after Fletcher  [folio 132]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s 8d
1593   Task NMar 36 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s 8d
1610c Task F3 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 8d
1610c   Task C14 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s 4d
1634    Task L17 

 
William Fuller, for the White Lion 
Mention “at the new mansion house called the White Lion.”
Henrie Farrer, for the White Lyon, somtyme Wrythock
Henry Farrow, for the White Lion 
Henry Farrow, for the Porch there 
Renaldo Pitfield, sometime Wrythock, late Farrer called the White Lion vid H Farrer [folio 204] [I have
inventory of Pitfield’s goods]
 
Mr Farrow, Hearth Tax, 9 Hearths
Renaldo Pitfield, gent, for the White Lion 
Renaldo Pitfield, gent, for the White Lion porch 
Stephen Watson, tenement formerly Farrow late Pitfield called the White Lion 
Edmund Wincop, formerly Farrers, late Pitfield called the White Lion 
John Brown takes White Lion
Sale: White Lion in Beccles for sale with 3 large new stables. Rent £32. Enquiries John Browne, tenant or
Rev Sir Charles Castleton, Rector of Gillingham
William Marsh for the Whie Lion 
William Marsh for a Porch there 
John Baker has alienated a freehold messuage in the New Market called the White Lion  
John Baker, one Porch lately erected there 
Robert Le Grys, called the White Lion, formerly Utber, late Pitfield 
Robert Le Grys, surgeon, tenement called the White Lion.  (Porch Rent 1s) 
1s 9d
Matthias Ottley, late waiter at the Angel, Bury, takes the White Lion, Beccles lately kept by Mr Clarke
Matthias Ottley quits the White Lion. Jackson from Ipswich takes over
Sale: The White Lion being a large new BUILT Public House with an Assembly Room, Stables, Coach
House, large Yard & Garden & about an acre & a half  f pastureland adjoining under a lease of 7 years to
Mr Thomas Jackson at the annual rent of £12. Further particulars: Mr Rede, attorney, Beccles
William Crowfoot, called the White Lion, formerly Utber, afterwards Pitfield & late Le Grys

 
 
 

 
[before the Porch was added] 

 
 
 

 
 

Task 1s 4d
 

1649   Bec Man Rental 64 
1653   Bec Man court 4 
1657   Task F8 
1664   Bec Man Rental 76 
1664   Bec Man Rental 77 
1664   Task P29 

Rent 9d

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Task 2s 8d
Rent 9d }
Rent 1s }

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s 8d

1674 Hearth Tax 1674 [99] 
1693   Bec Man Rental 174 
1693   Bec Man Rental 177 
1701   Task  W34a 
?        Task W35 
1721   25 March 
1728   24 August 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

Rent 9d
Rent 1s
Task 2s 8d
Task 2s 8d

 

1736   Bec Man Rental 157 
1736   Bec Man Rental 158 
1746   Bec Man Court 1 
1746   Bec Man Court 1 
1746   Task L40 
1746   Bec Man Court 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 9d }
Rent 1s }
Rent 9d }
Rent 1s }
Task 2s 8d
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Rent

1760   26 July
1767   19 September 
1767   17 October 

 
1768   Task C108 

 
Task 2s 8d

 
To be Let, large convenient & well accustomed Inn called the White Lion, situate in the Market Place, large
Assembly Room & piece of pasture land near adjoining. Enquiries W Crowfoot or Mr Rede
To be let, the White Lion £50 p.a.
Owen Holmes, a messuage late called the White Lion late Wm Crowfoot, gent & Elizabeth, his wife

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1771   26 January 

1771   6 April 
1774    21 January 

 
Beccles White Lion. Late Joseph Beck, taken by James Algar from Diss.  (To be sold there a neat Billiard
Table almost new.)
Beccles:  James  Algar  from  Diss,  begs  leave to inform his friends & the public in general that he has
opened a large & commdious Inn, near the Town Hall in Beccles as aforesaid (to which house the old sign
of the White Lion is now removed) [no   The Walk] etc...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 9d
1774  5 February 
1774   23 April 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
37
1775   Task H 45 
Owen Holmes, called the White Lion, formerly Utber, since Pitfield, late Robert Le Grys, Esq, decsd

 
William Howes, messuage in Market Place, formerly the White Lion, late  Owen Holmes, Robert Le Grys

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s 8d
1789   Bec Man Court 5 

 
William Howes, grocer, lately called the White Lion formerly Utber & afterwards Le Grys and late Owen
Holmes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 9d
1789   Task H47 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s 8d
DIVISION OF PROPERTY
1814   Bec Man Court 17 

Susan  Smith,  widow,  freehold  messuage  sometime  called the White Lion formerly William Howes late
William Hatton (later Sam Steel) 
Mrs Smith, late Hatton 
Samuel Steel, chemist, messuage formerly called the White Lion, late Susan Smith before William Hatton

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 1s
Rent 1s

1829   Bec Man Court 275 
1842   Bec Man Court 5  

 

 
SALE of Glass, China & Earthenware of Miss Charlotte Gent who is leaving her Residence

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
1866
Beccles Paper 12 Jun 
 
 
OWNER 
 
TENANT

1721
1756
1760
1765
1770
1772
1774
1814
1841

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Susan Smith 
Susan Smith 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Brown
Simon Clark 
Simon Clark 
Matthias Ottley
Thomas Jackson 
James Beck
James Algar 
Mrs Smith 
Susan Smith 

 
 

 
 

 
 

£20
£20

 
 
 
£20

 
 
 

 
 
Gentry

 
Gentry
 

 
 
£46- 10
FURTHER DIVISION OF PROPERTY

1851
1851 CENSUS
388 
388 
388 
1861
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS 
388 
1896
1904
1904
1906  Survey 

Sam Steel 
 
Lucy Martinson 
 
Milliner
 
£24

Lucy Martinson 
Mary Ann Jannard
Mary Ann Goring
Sam Steel 
Sam Steel 
Charles Chase 



32 
57 
 
Charlotte Gent 
Sam Steel
Harriet Knight 



17 

Beccles, Suffolk 
Hempnall, Norfolk

 
Chemist
 

Head 

Milliner, Dressmaker
Bonnet Maker
Appr 
£23- 10

Mother
Wingfield< Suffolk
Grocer
 
Berlin Wool 

Apprentice Milliner

 
 
 

 
£22

 
£22

Hannah KNIGHTS
Charles Chase 
Herbert Watts 
Herbert Watts 

49 
Harry Orford 
Thomas Ashford
Joseph Hardy 
Ashford  Bedwell 

Worlingham, Suffolk, England
 

Head 
Berlin Wool 1 Apprentice 1 Boy

 
 

Dairyman£24

 
Watts, H 

 
 

Dairy
dwelling & shop 

4 bedrooms, 1 sitting room & shop 
5
occupants

1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974
2001

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
J Hepworth 
 
 
 
 
 

Thomas Ashford 
Frank Bedwell
Frank Bedwell 
Brett & Sons 
J Hepworth & Son Ltd 

 
dairy

 
 

dairyman
house furnishers
clothier
J Hepworth & Son, Ltd  
J Hepworth & Son, Ltd 
J Hepworth & Son, Ltd 
J Hepworh & Son, Ltd 
J Hepworth Ltd 
Visionhire 

(with 17)

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Tailor 
Tailor
tailor
tailor
tailor 
television dealers

 
£60 part

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

(with 17)
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
38
New Market 21 [CAS Services & Stephens 25 April 1997]
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
New Market  
 
 
 

1576 
1593
 
1620
1649 
1653 

Task NMar 36 

George Blakey, for his tenement late William Godds 
Edward Cordra or the owners of the tenement burnt next Godds formerly Blakey 
[the only evidence for this is its orientation: “next Godd’s”]
Robert Matthews, mercer, Will 13 September 1624
Grace Matthews, widow 
Elizabeth Matthews, widow, messuage, yard & garden on south side of  New Market, late Grace Matthews

 
 
 

 
 

Task 4d
Task 4d

Task NMar 35 

 
 

Bec Man Rental 68 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Bec Man Court 6 

 
Widow Matthews, in New Market south late Parker 
Sir John Playters, for a tenement late Mr Lone & Matthews in New Market 
Bartholomew Purvis, for a tenement late Sir John Playters before Lone & Matthews 
Bartholomew Purvis tenement in New Market late his Father, before Sir John Playters 
Bartholomew Purvis: 3 Messuages in New Market with out-houses, Yards, Gardens in occupation of John
Gilby [No 21] & John Taylor [No 23] left to Mary Purvis, his daughter
Mary Purvis, daughter, another tenement in New Market, late Bartholomew Purvis, & Sir John Playters

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 6d
 
 

1664
1693 
1736 
1749
1754

Bec Man Rental 78 

Rent 6d
Rent 6d
Rent 6d
Rent 6d

Bec Man Rental 170 
Bec Man Rental 25 
Bec Man Court 2a 
 
1762
Bec Man Court 7 

 
Robert Purvis, (2) messuages. in or near New Market, Mary Purvis, spinster 
Job Smith, carpenter,  (2) tenements in or near New Market, formerly of Bartholomew Purvis after of Mary
Purvis, spinster & late of Robert Purvis 
Hannah Smith, widow of Job Smith, (2) tenements in or near the New Market, formerly of Mary Purvis &
Job Smith (Wm Smith 1833, Chesten Chesten later) 
William Smith of Swaffham, messuage on s side of  Market now in occupation of Henry Mason, draper   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Rent 6d
Rent 6d

1773
1812

Bec Man Court 5 
Bec Man Court 8 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
1828
Bec Man Court 4 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
1833   Bec Man Court 15 

 
Chesten Chester, messuage on s side of New Market now in occupation of  Benj Read, butcher (later
George Woolnough) 
ADVERTISEMENT: D Soane, Boot & Shoe Maker, Bank Street.
William Baxter, apprentice to David Soanes, shoemaker, absconded from service. Imprisoned in Ipswich
Gaol for 14 days, with hard labour.
Sale: Lot 3, New Market: very valuable premises in the occupation of  David Soanes, Boot Maker, late
George Woolnough.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
1852
Bec Man 65.1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s

1858
1863

Beccles Paper 11 May 
Beccles Paper 8 Dec 
1902
29 July 
 
 
OWNER
 
 
 
OCCUPANT

1841
1851
1851 CENSUS
388 
388 
1861
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS
5028
5029
5030
5031
5032
1896
1904
1906 Survey 
1907
1914
1922
1927

Chester Cheston 
Chester Cheston 

 
 

George Woolnough
George Woolnough

Cabinet Maker 
Cabinet Maker 

£18
£15- 15s

George Woolnough
Ann Woolnough 
George Woolnough
George Woolnough
George Woolnough


38 

Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
 
 
 

Head 
Cabinet maker & upholsterer (emp 1 man, 1 app) [d 1902 @ 89]

36 
David Soanes 
David Soanes 
David Soanes 

Wife
Boot Maker 
Boot Maker 
Boot Maker 

£18- 15
£18
£22

David SOANES 
Emma SOANES 
Robert SOANES 
Alice E. SOANES
Albert Jas. CORNISH
George Woolnough
David Soanes 




58 
56 
26 





Stockton, Norfolk, England
Geldeston, Norfolk, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Boot Maker 
 
dwelling & shop 
 
 
 
 

Head 
Wife
Son 
Daur 
Grandson

Shoemaker + 6 Men & 2 Boys

Shoemaker
Shop Assistant (Shoemaker)
Scholar

16 
 
David Soanes 

 
David Soanes 
Cornish, Alf 
 
 
 
 

 
Soanes, D

Boot Maker 
£28

4 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms & shop 
David Soanes & Co
Wilfred Boulter 
David Soanes 
Brett & Sons 

6 occupants

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

boot makers
 
 
 

tailor
Boot Maker
house furnishers 

Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
39

DIVISION OF PROPERTY: 21a
1933

 
 
 
 
 

J Hepworth & Sons

 
 
 
 
 

Agnes Aldous 
 
 
 
 

 
Miss Aldous 
Miss Aldous 
Mrs MJ Turner 
Tuckers Stores 

Fancy Draper 
 
 
 
 

£23
fancy draper
fancy draper
confectioner
wallpaper merchants

1948
1954
1965
1974

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

DIVISION OF PROPERTY: 21 b

1933
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974  amalgamated with 21a?

 
 
 
 
 

J Hepworth & Sons
 
Ethel Day 
 
 
 
£35 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Mrs Day
Mrs Day
Mrs HA Henant 

 
 

 
 
baby linen 

confectioner
confectioner

Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
40
New Market 23 [Focus 23 & Vodaphone] 
 
 
New Market CJ

Listed Building:
 
Flat arches. Pantiles. Parapet. Interior: main feature, besides 2 or 3 original oak doors, is 16 century geometrical patterned ceiling
at 1st floor with fleur-de-lys and Tudor rose enrichment.

16 century, altered. 2 storeys and attic. 1 dormer. Red brick. 4 windows,  sash in flush frames, and now with centre glazing bars only.

1576
1593
1609c
1638c

 
 

William Godds, for his house late his Father’s
William Godds, for the house wherein he dwelleth (post John Cheston)
John Cheston, for messuage in New Market sometime Godds ( post Aug Plumstead)  [folio 60]  Task 1s
Augustine Plumstead, for a messuage sometime Godds after Cheston vid John  Cheston [folio 148]

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Task  8d ??
Task  1s

Bec Man 35  
Task NMar 34
Task  C15 
 
Task P12

 
William Warner, for tenement sometime Godds after Cheston & Augustine Plumstead [folio 163] 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task  1s
1640c
 
Task 116

 
William Warner 
Widow Warner, in New Market south 
Mrs Warner a tenement in New Market south
Martin
Mary Copland, a tenement late Warner 
Mary Copland, messuage on south side of New Market late Warner 
Bartholomew Purvis, for a tenement sometime Cheston, afterward Plumstead, late Warner situate in New
Market 
Bartholomew Purvis, on the south side of New Market late Martin before Warner
Bartholomew Purvis tenement late his Father, before Copland formerly Warner 
Bartholomew Purvis: 3 Messuages in New Market with out-houses, Yards, Gardens in occupation of John
Gilby [No 21] & John Taylor [No 23] left to Mary Purvis, his daughter
Mary Purvis, daughter, tenement in New Market, late Bartholomew Purvis, Copland 
John Woods, for a tenement formerly Cheston, afterwards Plumstead & since Warner, late Bartholomew
Purvis  [John Woods married Mary Purvis in 1771]  
Robert Purvis, (2) messuages. in or near New Market, Mary Purvis, spinster 
Robert Purvis, tenement formerly Cheston, afterwards Plumstead, & late of  Bartholomew, his late Father

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Task 1s
Rent 1s
Rent 1s
Rent 1s

1649
1664
1693

1736
1740
1742

Bec Man Rental  69 
Bec Man Rental 79 
Bec Man Rental 246 
 
Bec Man Rental 26 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 1s
Rent 1s

Bec Man Court 3 
Task P51 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Task 1s
Rent 1s
Rent 1s

1742
1749
1754

Bec Man Court 2 
Bec Man Court 2c 
 

1762
1772

Bec Man Court 7 
Rent 1s
 
Task  W50
 
 
 

 
 

Task 1s
Rent 1s

1773
1775

Bec Man Court 5 
 
Task P62

 
Job Smith, carpenter,  (2) tenements in or near New Market, formerly of Bartholomew Purvis after of Mary
Purvis, spinster & late of Robert Purvis 
Hannah Smith, widow of Job Smith, (2) tenements in or near the New Market, formerly of Mary Purvis &
Job Smith (Wm Smith 1833, Chesten Chesten later) 
William Smith of Swaffham, messuage on s side of  Market now in occupation  of Henry Mason, draper   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s
1812
Bec Man Court 8 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
1828
Bec Man Court 4 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
1833
Bec Man Court 15 

 
Cheston Chester, messuage on s side of New Market now in occupation of  Benj Read, butcher (later
George Woolnough) 
BUSINESS TRANSFER: SF Pells takes over Cabinet Maker, Upholster Business from G Woolnough, his
uncle. [23 New Market]
Mr SF Pells of Beccles recently patenemented a new School Desk combining a sloping writing desk &
desk,  flat  table  for  tea  meetings  &a  backed  seat  with  book  board  for  services.  The  mechanical
arrangements are by wheels. These changes are effected in a most simple description.
One of the rooms in the adjacent shop [ie next to Barclays Bank] possesses a fine ceiling, finely carved
with Tudor Roses and Fleur-de-Lys. Over the fireplace are the arms of Queen Elizabeth, finely sculptured,
with the motto, “Fare God and Honor thy King,” and dated 1589. [now moved to the Council Chamber in
the Town Hall].
Sale: Lot 4, New Market: important BUSINESS premise: Shop with warehouses  & Residence, situate in the
best position in the market in the occupation of  Messrs Brett & Sons, House Furnishers late George
Woolnough 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
1852
Bec Man 65.1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
1866
Beccles Wkly 29 May 
1873
Beccles Paper 22 Jul 
1888
Guide to Beccles 1888 
1902  29 July 
 
 
 
 
OWNER 
 
TENANT
1841
 
Cheston Chester 
 
 
Robert George  
 
butcher
 
£25
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
41

1851
1851 CENSUS
388 
388 
388 
388 
1861
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS
5018
5019
5020
5021
5022
5023
5024
5025
5026
1896
1904
1906 Survey 
1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1954
1965
1965
1965
1965
1974
1974
1974
1995

Cheston Chester 
 
Benjamin Read 
 
butcher
 
£18- 10

Benjamin Read 
Eliza Read 
William Read 
Robert Smith 
George Woolnough
George Woolnough
George Woolnough




30 
31 
 



26 
17 
Cabinet maker 
 
 

Ellingham, Norfolk
Didlington, Norfolk

 

Head 
Wife 
 
 

Butcher (emplys 1 man, 1 lad)
Butcher’s wife
Brother
Servant

 
Ellingham, Norfolk
Bungay, Suffolk 

Butcher, journeyman
Butcher’s labourer

 
George Woolnough
Samuel Pells 
Samuel Pells 

£29
Cabinet maker 
Cabinet maker 

£30
£18

Samuel F. PELLS 
Harriett D. PELLS
Ella Kate PELLS 
Edith Sarah PELLS
Lynette H. PELLS
Miriam J. PELLS 
Lois Mary PELLS
Olive Jane PELLS
Alice TAYLOR 
George Woolnough
John Brett 


40 
34 







John Brett & Son
John Brett & Son



Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Ringsfield, Suffolk, England

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Stockton On Tees, Durham, England 

Head 

Cabinet Manufact Employ 3 Men
Wife

12 





16 
 

Daur 
Daur 
Daur 
Daur 
Daur
Daur

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

Serv 
furnisher
furnisher
dwelling & shop 
house furnishers
furnisher
house furnisher
furnisher
house furnisher
 
furnisher
solicitors
solicitors

General Serv (Domestic)
 
£40 
2 bedrooms, 1 sitting room 

 
 

 
 

 
Brett & Sons 

Brett & Sons 
J Brett & Sons Ltd
John Brett & Son
John Brett & Sons
John Brett & Son
Brett & Sons 
Stanley Davis 
Victor Swain 
Bailey & Freeman
Bailey & Freeman
East Anglian Trustee Savings Bank
Ashford & Owles
Bailey & Freeman
National Farmers’ Union
E.A. Trustee Bank
National Farmers’ Union
Waveney Travel
Bailey 
Hoods 

5 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
Stanley Davis 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
£70

 
 

auctioneers
solicitors

 
 

 
 

solicitors
estate agents

Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
42
New Market: 23.1 Barclay’s Bank

Bourne’s fish shop appears in a photograph of New Market which was taken between 1865 & 1868, shortly before it was pulled down. The
building was built in 1795. The present Bank was designed by S.S.Teulon, 9 Craigs Court, Westminster & dated September 1868.
Rix: Geographical:
 
for a site for Gurneys Bank.

The house at the south-west corner of the New Market [next Ballygate] on which is the name Bourne [a fishmonger] was pulled down

 
have gone, so too have the the balcony and long windows on the first floor. The ground floor also has been completely altered.

The building has been much altered since it was originally designed, the elaborate balustrading and the chimneys on the roof  
1576
Task Book 

Thomas Goodwyn, for a tenement late Matthew Fylpot at the corner 
7d
Thomas Goodwyn, for a tenement late Philpotts at the corner where he dwelleth 

 
 
 
Task

1593
1620c?Doggett
1636
1641c

Task Book 
 
Task 9d
Deed 31 

Thomas Muskett & his wife, Beatrice [was she the widow of Thomas Doggett?]
George Meene, for a tenement sometime Philpotts late Doggett called the White Horse 

Task Book 

[folio
 

177]
Task

 
9d
Gregory Meane, in the New Market for the White Horse 
1s
Gregory Meane, for the Corner Stead
Gregory Meane, for a tenement at the end of the stables 
6d
Robert Dade in the tenure of Jeffry Medcap called the White Horse 
Gregory Meane, for the White Horse in the Market 
John Seamans, for the White Horse in New Market 
John Seamans, tenement at the Stables end 
6d
John Seamans, Crane’s Head 
Margaret Stockwood for a tenement late Philpot, after Doggett since John Stockwood called the White
Horse 
Robert Le Grys, formerly Seamans called the White Horse 
Robert Le Grys, for a tenement at the Stable end 
6d
Robert Le Grys, for the Crane Head
[Robert Le Grys, surgeon,  born 1703; XXIV 1737; XII 1737; Portreeve 1739 & 1754. He became a Feoffee
1746. He married Elizabeth Mash in October 1758. He died 1767; Will 1767.]
The White Horse Inn moved from this site to number 29 New Market about this time
To be Let at Beccles: Grocer’s Shop in Market Place. Enquiries Francis Harmer
Francis Harmer, tenement formerly Philpot since Doggett & late Mr Robert Le Grys
in right of Margaret, his wife who was lately called Margaret Stockwood
Francis Harmer, messuage & shop at end of market  [died 1779]
Francis Harmer, for a tenement at the Stable end 
6d
Francis Harmer, for the Crane Head
Robert Chapman, a messuage or shop at the end of  the Stable with the Crane head  

late Francis Harmer, before Robert Le Grys  
Robert Chapman, [grocer] tenement late Francis Harmer formerly Philpot
A piece of ground, part of the Manor called Ballygate Street in which Richard Chapman, in rebuilding a
part of the premises aforesaid abutting on the said street towards the west, hath extended the same to the
amount of 17 yards in length, including the width of the gateeay there, not yet built upon, but intended so
to be and in breadth 11 inches by the yearly
Robert Chapman sold the house and moved to Blyburgate. He became bankrupt on 21 Feb 1821 [Ipswich
Journal]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1664
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
Rent

1664
1664

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 1d 1/2 d
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
Rent

1671
1693
1700
1700

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Survey £8
Rent 1s
Rent 1s
 

Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
Rent

1700
1723

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1d   1/2d
Task Book 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Task 7d
Rent 1s
 

1736
1736

 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
Rent

1736
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1d  1/2d
 

1756
1756
1759
 
1760
1760

 
 

Task Book 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Task 7d
Rent 1s
 

Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
Rent

1760
1795

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rent 1d  1/2d
Rents 1s & 6d

Beccles Manor Court 
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1795
1795

 
 
 
 

 
 

Rents 1d  1/2d
 

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Task Book 
Task 7d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
1814
 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
43
1814
Beccles Manor Court 

Thomas Sadd, grocer, messuage in New Market, also tenement at the Stable end with the

Crane Head, formerly Robert Le Grys, since of Francis Harmer, late  
Robert Chapman
Thomas Sadd, piece of waste in Ballygate on which Robert Chapman rebuilt part of the premises abutting
on the street towards the west: 17 yards in length, including the width of the gateway, in breadth 11 inches

Rents 1s & 6d
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1814

 
 

 
Rents  1d  1/2d

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Beccles Manor Court 

 
SALE of FURNITURE: late Thomas Sadd at his premises.
Isaac Baker, grocer, requires tallow chandler
John Baker of Ipswich, grocer, messuage or shop at the east end of the New Market 
&  
& tenement at the end of the Stable with Crane Head, Francis Harmer, Robert  
Chapman late Thomas Sadd
Desirable  Estate  and  old  fashioned  General  Grocery  and Tea Warehouse and candle manufactuary in
Beccles, which has an extensive and flourishing business has for upwards of a century been carried on
and is now conducted by Mr Isaac Baker, the proprietor, who is changing his residence. The messuage
and premises are most advantageously situated in the New Market Place and also front Ballygate. They
are replete with every convenience, and in excellent repair.
Also a messuage adjoining now in the occupation of Mr Crowe of the Post Office.
The stock-in-Trade and fixtures will be disposed of on a valuation and the purchaser may take possession
of that part of the property which is in the occupation of Mr Baker immediately, or within one, two or three
months as it may suit convenience.
Part of the purchase money may remain for a term of years, or on security of the estate.
Isaac  Baker,  grocer,  tea  dealer  and  candle manufacturer, St Clements, Ipswich. Having taken over the
above  business, begs continuance of public favour and support which his late Father and Brother so
liberally experienced.
Isaac Baker having declined the business at Beccles in favour of Mr G Kerridge, expresses his thanks.
Isaac Baker of Ipswich, grocer, messuage & shop at south west corner of  
&  
New Market in the occupation of  Thomas Jannings, late John Baker, before  
Thomas Sadd, formerly R Chapman
Thomas Mason, silversmith, messuage & shop at south-west corner of New Market
in the occupation of Isaac Baker, before John Baker formerly Chapman 
Mrs E Read, butcher, New Market, desirous of disposing of business & premises in her occupation on
reasonable terms
SALE:  FURNITURE,  Butcher’s  Shop  fittings,  Pony,  Cart, Harness & Effects of Mrs Read who leaves
Beccles
Bourne, fish merchants. Removing from next door to Mr Mullenger in New Market to extensive premises
late in the occupation of Mrs Read, butcher, in Market Place and Ballygate.
Bourne, fish merchant moved to corner of New Market
SALE: building materials from four houses and two shops in Ballygate forming the site of the New Bank -
including  two  shop  fronts  with  sash  doors,  shutters  and  entablatures,  panel  doors,  chimney  pieces,
kitchen range, iron oven, register and other stoves, for sale in Puddingmoor, opposite Mr Pells.
Designs for the Bank by SS Teulon are in Rix Collection [probably Geograhical, New Market]
The  New  Bank:  Paving  Committee wrote to Mr Pells, the builder, about building materials in the road
causing an obstruction. He referred them to Mr King.
Completion of SS Teulon’s design of New Bank.  [The plans and elevations of the Bank are in the Rix
Collection - probably in II Geographical Vol 1 or 2]
DEATH of Ex-Inspector Norman.
On 21 February 1921 two men entered a Beccles Bank [Barclay’s??] & making use of two service revolvers
held up staff. They got away with a considerable sum of money in notes & cash.
Driven by Mr G Humphrey Durrant in a motor cycle combination he found them a few miles away. He gave
chase & received a bullet wound right through one of his legs. During the chase he obtained a gun from a
farmer & arrested the men who were both very young, just as they were trying to burn the notes.
By 4 p.m. they were both in custody at Beccles Police Station. They were given three years in prison.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d

1818
1819
1820

Ip[swich Journal, 28 Dec
Becles Paper 30 Oct 
Beccles Manor Court 
Rents 1s & 6d
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1824

 
 

Rents  1d  1/2d    
 

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Ipswich Journal 31 July 

 
 

 
 

 
1824

 
Becles Paper  

1824
1829

Ipswich Jour 16 October
Beccles Manor Court 
 
Rents 1s & 6d
}

 
 
1835
 
1861

 
 

Rents  1d & 1/2d
}
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
Rent 1s
 
Beccles Newspaper 21 Oct
1863
Beccles Paper 31 Mar 
1865 
Beccles Paper 18 Apr 

1865
1868

Becles Paper 10 Oct 
Becles Paper 31 Mar 

1868
1868

 
Becles Paper 25 August 
1868
Plans  

1937
 

Beccles Paper 24 Jul 
 
 
 
 
 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
44

1968
Sometimes listed under Ballygate

Alteration to Barclays by Taylor & Green 1968 
Lowestoft DC/540/4/5/76
 
OWNER 
 
 
OCCUPANT

1810
1841
1851
1851 CENSUS
388 
388 
388 
388 

Robert Chapman 
Thomas Mason
Thomas Mason 

 
Robert Chapman 
 
 
 
£6-13-4
 
JB Allcock 
milliner
 
 
£21

Sarah Allcock 
John Bell Allcock
Emmeline Allcock
Emma Ann Allcock




69 
 
 
 


30 
36 
31 

Hardley, Norfolk


 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 

Head 
 
 
 

Milliner
son 
dau 
dau 

Saddler & Harness Maker
Milliner
Milliner

1861
1864
1868
1881 CENSUS
5008
5009
5010
5011
5012
5013
5014
5015
5016
1902
1906 Survey 

Thomas Mason 
 
Gurney’s Bank 

 
 
 

Eliza Read 
Bourne
Gurney’s Bank 

butcher
fishmonger
bank

 
 
£21- 15
 

Frederic Shelly RIX
Jemima B. RIX 
Charlotte Jane RIX
Shelly Willm. RIX
James HARTLEY
Harry HANNER 
Anna  HAMBLING
Selina G. GILDEN
Bessy EDWARDS
Barclays Bank 


46 
50 
13 

 
 
 
 
 
Barclays Bank





19 
25 
28 
23 
14 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Islington, Middlesex, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 




Head 
Wife
Daur 

Solicitor Employing 5 Clerks

 
 

Scholar
Scholar
Boarder
Clerk 

Son 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
St Andrews Ilketshall, Suffolk, England
Whitechapel, Middlesex, England 
Rushall, Norfolk, England 





Solicitors Articled Clerk
Solicitors Personal Clerk
Serv 
Serv 
Housemaid (Domestic Serv)

Cook (Domestic Serv)
Nurse (Domestic Serv)

Serv 

 
  Barclays  Bank  (Owner)    Rix, FS (occupant) House with dwelling 5 bedrooms, 5 sitting rooms (one the kitchen) 4
occupants

1907
1914
1948
1954
1965

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Barclays Bank
Barclays Bank
Barclays Bank  (BS George, manager)
Barclays Bank  (BS George, manager)
Barclays Bank  

 
Pevsner Norfolk 2
Banks in the mid 19c were becoming major concerns, and felt it no longer practicable or desirable to remain in premises built as
houses.

 
 
Barclays Bank  
1974
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
45
New Market 25  [Bailey’s 27 April 1997]   
 
 
 
New Market B

Listed Building:
 
bars. steep  roof, with pantiles. Rendered and painted. Early 19 century canted double bow shop front with dentil cornice continuing
across  central entrance, now with vertical glazing bars only. Remains of overhanging 1st floor visible on left side of shop front and over
passageway.

17 century, probably with earlier work, and with alterations. 2 storeys. 4 windows, at first floor, with flush frames and glazing

1570    Bec Man Rental NMar 15
1576    Task NMar 34 
1593    NMar 33 
1610c  Task W1 

John Wells, for a messuage late Walker 
John Wells, for his house he dwelleth in late Walker 
James Wells, for the head house where he dwell sometime Walker late his Father
Marie Wells, tenement late James Wells [folio 49] 
2s 2d
Nicholas Pulham, tenement & messuage in New Market sometime Ludlow late Jo Wells [folio 82] 
2s 2d
Nicholas Pulham, [Nicholas Pulham hatter was Portreeve in 1646 
William Cutlove, tenement late Pulham in New Market
William Cutlove, for a messuage between the messuage of Edmund Nevill, SOUTH [2 Ballygate];  
John Nuttall, NORTH  [27 New Market];
abutting on the cliff, WEST;  
& the Market Place EAST,  late of Nicholas Pulham 
William Cutlove [linen & wool draper], Portreeve in 1661 & 1670. Resigned  from the Corporation
while Surveyor, on account of the Test Act. He died 1687.  Will 1687. He became a Feoffee in 1659
. He
was one of the foundation members of the Independent Church in Beccles in 1652.

HEARTH TAX 
HEARTH TAX 
Joseph Cutlove, for tenement in New Market, late Pulham 
1s
John Elmy, draper, tenement or messuage in New Market, formerly Ludlow afterwards Wells & since Nick
Pulham
John Elmy was born in 1671; XXIV in 1696; XII in 1706; Portreeve in 1707, 1710 & 1729. He died in
1731

Elizabeth & Bridget Elmy, a tenement late Cutlove before Pulham 
Elizabeth & Bridget Elmy, on west side of New Market formerly Cutlove, since their Father, John Elmy

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 1s 8d
Task 2s 2d

 
 
 
 
 
Task
1617c  Task P 6
 
Task

1649    Bec Man Rental 73 
1664    Bec Man Rental 86 
1664      Bec Man Sp 50 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 2s
Rent 1s

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Rent 1s

1663
1674
1693   Bec Man Rental 

 
 

William Cutlove
William Cutlove

5 hearths
8 hearths

 
 
 
 
Rent
1707   Task E 17
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s 2d
 
 

1736   Bec Man Rental 
1739   Bec Man Court

 
 
Rent 1s
 

 
Elizabeth & Bridget Elmy, in New Market Place late their Father
Benjamin Fenn, draper, New Market, late Misses Elizabeth & Bridget Elmy formerly their Father’s Benjamin
Fenn was XXIV in 1755, but moved from Beccles in 1759

Benjamin  Fenn,  woollen  &  linen  draper  of Beccles to move to shop in Norwich. Stock & premises at
Beccles for sale.
Benjamin Fenn, woollen & linen draper not to move to Norwich
William Hunter New Market late Mr Fenn & before Mr Elmy 
William Hunter was XXIV in 1759; XII in 1763; Portreeve in 1764, 1782 & 1783. He resigned in 1791.
He was made a Feoffee in 1782.
Journeyman to Linen & Wool Draper wanted immediately. Youth properly qualified will be taken as
apprentice upon reasonable terms: William Hunter, Beccles.
Mr Hunter estimates population of Beccles as 2565, an increase of 700 in 40 years
.
James Cole, draper, tenement in the New Market formerly Benj Fenn, since Mr Hunter 
2s 2d
James Cole, linen draper, messuage on west side of New Market, Elmy, Benj Fenn
James Cole  himself 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Task 2s 2d

Rent 1s

1746  Task E 24 
1752  Task  F 31

 
 
 
 
Task  2s 2d
1755
Norwich Paper 8 Nov 

1756
1785  Task H 46 
 

Norwich Paper 6 Mar 
 
 
 
Task 2s 2d
 
1759    15 September 

1790   15 May 
1789  Task  C 122 

 
Task

1789  Bec Man Court 
1799  Land Tax 
1802   20 February 
1821

 
 

Rent 1s
£2 Land Tax

 
 
 
 
 
 

Assistant wanted by James Cole, Beccles, woollen & Linen Draper; liberal salary
To Linen & Woollen Drapers. To be sold with possession on Lady Day next, An old established SHOP &
PREMISES (Freehold & Land Tax redeemed) now in the occupation of Mr Cole of Beccles, in which the

Ipswich Journal 20 Oct 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
46

above trade has been carried on upwards of fifty years.
The Stock may be taken at valuation at the option of the purchaser. For particulars apply to Mr Cole who
will show the premises. The entire stock is now selling at very reduced prices.
Highly important sale of linen & Woollen drapery etc.  William Buck has the  honour to appraise the
Public that he has received instructions to submit by auction on Wednesday 20 March & the following
days the STOCK IN TRADE  of Mr James Cole, declining business
.
Cole of Beccles to sell house, leaving the town
[James Cole was XXIV in 1788; XII in 1794; Portreeve in 1795, 1809 & 1810.   He was Churchwarden
in 1792. He was guarantor for £500 of the Poor Law  payments from 1807. In 1821 he had to pay £152
on account of the default of  the Overseer [see Vestry Minutes].

Eligible Freehold . Land Tax redeemed. to be SOLD with possession at Michaelmas next.
A  large  freehold  premises,  in  excellent  repair,  advantageously  situated in the Market Place, where an
extensive business has been carried on for many years in the Drapery Line.
The Dwelling consists of a large shop, keeping room, parlour, tea room, kitchen, store room, five chambers,
five attics etc. Detached are a Wool House, two stalled Stable, Wash House, Cellar laundry and a walled-in
kitchen Garden, now in the occupation of Mr James Cole, the proprietor, to whom for further particulars
application is to be made. If by letter, post paid.
All Persons who stand indebted to Mr Cole, are requested to pay the same to him within one month from
the date hereof.
by  1828  James  Cole was described in an inenture as “late of Beccles & now of parish of St Stephen,
Norwich, gent.”]
JB Brooks, messuage on west side of New Market, Benjamin Fenn, late James Cole
[JB Brooks was XXIV in 1823. He was an Insurance Agent as well as upholsterer.]
John Brooks, late Cole 
James Womak, assistant to Mr Burstal, grocer, New Market, drowned by suicide. Unsettled, young man
aged 23, attached to young woman who broke off relationship.
ADVERTISEMENT:  Grayston’s Stores, New Market: High Class Grocery and Provisions. Wines & Spirits
of the Finest Quality. Steward & Patterson’s celebrated Bottled Ales & Stout. Guaranteed Brewed from all
English Malt and Hops. Yachts supplied.

 
 
1822   February 

1822
 

13 July  
 

1822
 

Ipswich Journal 22 June 
 
 
 
 
 
[1828
 

1824   Bec Man Court 
 
1829    Bec Man Rental
1864

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
Beccles Paper 26 Jul 
1933
Beccles Advert Cttee 
25 New Market
 
OWNER 
 
OCCUPANT

1756
1760
1765
1770
1775
1781
1799
1807
1841
1841 census 
1845
1850
1851 CENSUS
A 32
A32 
A 32
A 32
A 32
A 32
1851
1855
1860
1861
1865
1870

Benjamin Fenn 
Benjamin Fenn 
Benjamin Fenn 
Benjamin Fenn 
Benjamin Fenn 
Benjamin Fenn 
James Cole 
James Cole 
JB Brooks 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Benjamin Fenn 
William Hunter 
William hunter 
William Hunter 
William Hunter 
William Hunter 
James Cole 
James Cole 
JB Brooks 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

draper 
draper 
draper 
draper 
draper 
draper 
draper 
draper 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
upholsterer 

£9
£9
£9
£9
£9
£10-10
£2  Land Tax
£9-6-8

 
John Brooks 
(378) 
(389) 

 
50 
JB Brooks 
Robert Burstal 

 
Upholsterer

 
£46-10

JB Brooks 
JB Brooks 

 
 

 
Ho & Outbldgs 

 

 
£40-10s

£40-15s
15p 

15perches
 

Robert A Burstal 
Helen RH Burstal 
Sarah C Burstal 
George Spelman 
Eliza Godbold 
Maria Snow 
JB Brooks 
JB Brooks 
JB Brooks 
JB Brooks d 1875 @ 86 
JB Brooks 
John B Brooks 


44 
26 

 
 
20 
Robert Burstal 
RA Burstal 
Robt A Burstal 
 
Robt A Burstal 
Robt A Burstal 

Bungay, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
20 
17 
Ditchingham, Norf

Head 
Wife 

Grocer
 
Scholar
journ 
Serv 
Annuitant
 

 
 

[d 1876 @ 70]
[d 1884 @ 70]

 


dau 
Diss, Norfolk 
Shipmeadow, Suff

Journeyman Grocer
House servant

Visitor
 
Ho, Garden, Outbldgs 

 
(412) 
(408) 

grocer 

£40-10
 
 
 
£35 
£35 

£43-15s
£43-15s
£43-15
15 perches
15p

15 perches
15 perches 

Ho, Garden, Outbldgs 
Robert Burstal 

 
Ho, Garden & Bldgs
 

grocer 

(410) 
(426) 

 
Ho Garden Build 

Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
47

1871
1875
1880
1881
1881 CENSUS
665 
666 
667 
668 
669 
1885
1890
1895
1896
1899
1904
1906 Survey 
1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974

JB Brooks 
JB Brooks 
HRH Burstal 
Helen Burstal 

 
(417) 
(433) 

Robert Burstal 
Robt A Burstal 
Helen Burstal 
Helen Burstal d 1894 @ 70 

 
Ho Garden Buildings
Ho Gdn Build 

grocer 

 
 
 
 

£42-15
£35 
£35
£35

15p
 
grocer 

Helen R. BURTSAL
Mary Ann BROOKS
Catherine J. MOORE
Alfred E. HILL 
Harriet LING 
HRH Burstal 
Hery Woolnough 
Wm Hy Owles exors
Henry Owles 
Hy Wm Owles exors
Henry Owles 


55 
86 
45 
22 
16 
HRH Burstal 
Henry Woolnough
Jethro Drake 
Jethro Drake
John Johnson  Wood 
Walter Leggett 
Graystone 
Leggett & Co 
Grayston & Co 
Grayston & Co 
Grayston & Co 
Grayston & Co 
James Grayston 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Norfolk, England
Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Tuntshall, Norfolk, England
Gisleham, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Mother
Visitor
 
 
 
 
 

Grocer Employing 1 Man 1 Boy
Income From Interest Of Money
No Occupation
Servant
Servant
£35
£35 
£35 

 




(477) 
(501) 
(501) 

Grocers Assistant
General Servant Domestic

Ho Gdn Premises
Ho Gdn Premises
Ho 

15p 
15p

 

 
(628) 

Ho Gdn Prem 
 
shop & dwelling 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
3 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms & shop 

£35 
15p

 
Owles, HB

grocer 
£42
3 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
Steward & Patterson

 
 
 
 
 
 

grocer
grocer
grocer
grocer
grocer
stores 

 
£60   £25

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Grayston’s Stores (Steward & Patterson Ltd)  grocers
Grayston Stores (Steward & Patterson)
Green & Wright Ltdwine & spirit
J Couling

grocers

ALSO
1965

 
 
 
 
 
Arthur Seago
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
48
New Market 27  [now: Hughes,  28 April 1997]

1600.1
1638
1644    Beccles Manor Rental 
1649    Beccles Manor Rental 
1664    Beccles Manor Rental 
1653    Beccles Manor Court 

Mr Shelford
 

See Robert Shelford’s Will
William Stannard, for a tenement late Mr Sheffold 
John Nutall, late Shelford 
John Nutall tenement in New Market West 
John Nutall, messuage & Yard west side of New Market, abutting on Puddingmoor  westwards, sometime
Mr Shelford,  
John Nutall, his tenement in his own & John Wingfield’s, Mrs Smith & Richared Townsend’s use 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rent 9d
Rent 9d
Rent 9d

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 9d
1671       Beccles Manor Court 

 
Henry Nutall, to a tenement adjoining [no 25?] in the New Market 
Sarah Bell, tenement late Nuthall 
Ann Bell, spinster, messuage in New Market, late Nutall, Pulham, late Sarah Bell, her Mother Rent 9d
Ann Turill, infant by John Turrell, her Father, messuage in New Market Place formerly Smith before Pulham
late Ann Bell 
John Turrill, brother-in-law of Ann Bell
BANKRUPTS: William Taylor, Beccles, hatter [In the 1810 Poor Rate his number on the New Market list is
45. In a later hand in a different ink: Ed Copeman (see above 1812). He does not appear on the 1807 list]
Edward Copeman, messuage in New Market formerly Unthanks, before Pulham,  sometime since Ann Bell,
spinster, late of Ann  Turrill
William Gooch, yeoman, messuage in New Market formerly Ann Bell, after Ann  Turrill, since Ed Copeman  
[after Garnham & Copeman]
SALE of Property, late William Gooch
LOT 12: New Market: Two very convenient Dwelling Houses each having an excellent Front Shop, with
offices at the back, a large Workshop, Gardens, Stable, Coach House, with back carriage way on the Cliff.
One part in the occupation of W. Woodard, hair dresser, the other empty. Rent £32. Land Tax 15s 6d.;  
Free Rent to Manor of Rosehall 5d; to the Manor of Beccles 9d
SOLD to Mr Mantripp £485
SHOP Plate GlassWindow smashed by pony backing cart into it. Mr Parkhouse  [27 Newmarket]. Cost £7.
ADVERTISEMENT: Samuel Parkhouse, Drapery, reductions. next door to the White Horse.
TO BE LET: Cottage on the Cliff £8, apply owner, Mr Guy or Mr Parkhouse, draper, New Market.
LIME KILN CASE:  Pickthall v Pells. Pichkthall had purchased Waveney House in 1880 and lived there
with his family. Nathaniel Pells owner & Arthur Pells, the occupier of two lime kilns, the nearer one was 79
yards from the house, the other 140 yards away.. Pells raised the chimney or cone of the nearer kiln 15ft
after he had bought the house.
Samuel Parkhouse, draper, had lived in Beccles more than 20 years. His premises were much higher than
the cone about 200 yards away [27 New Market]. Prior to the building of the cone there had been no
annoyance from the kiln. After it he was obliged to leave his garden and sometimes shut the windows.
TO BE LET:  Cottage & Garden on the Cliff, with entrance from Market Place. Apply Samuel Parkhouse,
draper, Beccles.
Sale:  Lot 1: A valuable well-built, brick and slated modern Residential & Business Premises known as
Market House in a commanding situation in the New Market place, Beccles, containing on Ground Floor:
Large Plate Glass Double fronted Shop, 29ft  19ft with Show Room adjoining 14ft x 13ft, and Workroom in
rear, 13ft 6ins x 11ft with spacious Cellar thereunder, a covered Side Way and Paved Yard leading to the
Entrance Hall with staircase and Back Hall, 54ft x 4ft with second staircase: Large Kitchen with Cooking
Range, Scullery with Cooking Range, Copper, Iron Oven, Sink with tap over, and Rain Water Pump; Larder
with meat safe, Paved Back Yard  with Coal and Knife House and w.c.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Value £14
Rent 9d
Rent 9d

1693    Beccles Manor Rental 
1736    Beccles Manor Rental 
1757      Beccles Manor Court 
1764      Beccles Manor Court 

 
 
 
 
 

1770
1811

 
Suffolk Roots 1983 p 77 
1812       Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 9d
1823      Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 9d

1871
 

Beccles Paper 15 Aug 
 

 
1880
1882
1885
1887

 
East Suff Gaz 4 May 
Beccls Paper,3 Jan 
East Suff Gaz 22 Sept 
East Suff Gaz 25 Jan 
 
 
1887
East Suff Gaz 5 Apr 
1918   7 August 
 
 

On first Floor are Dining Room 14ft  x  13ft  9ins with two Windows, Drawing Room 15ft  x  13fy 9ins with
marble  Mantlepiece  and  two  windows,  seven  good  Bedrooms  (six  with  Stoves)  and  front  and  back
landings. Water and gas are laid on.
The Lot includes a Garden planted with Fruit Trees and Currant Bushes, from which there is a pleasing
view of the Waveney Valley and which is also approached by a way from Puddingmoor over the road on
the Cliff. This Lot has a frontage to the New Market Place of 42 ft or thereabouts, and is let to the War

 
 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
49

Office under an agreement dated 26th September 1916, at the weekly rent of 38s, the Owner paying all rates
and outgoings except Water Rate which is paid by occupiers. The purchaser of  this Lot will be entitled to
receive  such  sum  (if  any)  as  may  be  found  to  be  payable  under  the  said  Agreement  in  respect  of
dilapidations since 14 day of May 1917.
The large Portable Cooking Range in Kitchen belongs to the Government and is not included in the Sale.
Outgoings: Land Tax as assessed; Free Rent to the Manor of Roos Hall and Ashmans 5d
Free Rent to the Manor of Beccles 9d
[purchased YMCA £900]
SALE of FURNITURE: No 1 The WALK: late Miss MS Crowfoot. To be sold at YMCA Hut
[The hut was already on the Premises in 1921]

 
 
 
 
1921
 
 

 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 19 Sep 

 
 

 
1841
1845
1850
1851 CENSUS
A27 
A27 
A 27
1851
1855
1860
1861
1865
1870
1871
1875
1880
1881
1881 CENSUS
671 
672 
673 
674 
675 
676 
677 
678 
679 
1885
1890
1895
1896
1899
1904
1906 Survey 
1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1948
1950?
1954
1965
1965
1965
1974

OWNER 
William Gooch 
William Gooch 
William Gooch 

OCCUPANT

 
(379) 
(390) 

William Gooch 
William Gooch 
William Gooch 

yeoman
 
Ho & Outbldgs 

 
 

£20-10
£18
£18

William Gooch 
Elizabeth Gooch 
Emily Greengrass 
William Gooch 
William Gooch 
William Gooch 
Wm Gooch exors
Wm Gooch exors
Wm Gooch exors
William Gooch exors
James Guy 
James Guy 
James Guy 



70 
67 
 
William Gooch 
William Gooch 
Alfred Love 
AG Love
William W Davy
Wm Davy 
 
Samuel Parkhouse

Harleston, Norfolk
Shipham, Norfolk
23 

Head 

Landed Proprietor
 
 
£18
£18-5s
£18-5s
 

 
 
House Servant

[d 1859 @ 79]
[d 1857 @ 74]

Wife 
Beccles
yeoman
Ho & Outbldgs 
Ho & Outbldgs 
Assistant Overseer
Ho, Shop, Garden, Barn 
 
 
Ho Shop Garden 
Ho Shop Garden 
 

 
Servant

 
 

 
(413) 
(409) 

 
(411) 
(428) 

 

£14-5
£15
 
£15
£45
£45

Ho Shop Barn 
 

£15


(418) 
(434) 

 

 
 
 
£45

Samuel Parkhouse
Sam Parkhouse 

draper 
 

Sam PARKHOUSE
Sarah PARKHOUSE
Guy H. PARKHOUSE
Frank PARKHOUSE
Stanley PARKHOUSE
Ellen PEMBERTONU 
Emily FLAXMAN
Bessie M. BAKER
Laura ROE 
James Guy 
Guy, James 
Mrs Elizabeth Guy
James Guy 
Mrs Elizabeth Guy
James Guy 


43 
44 
10 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

29 
17 
35 
16 
Samuel Parkhouse
Newstead Bros 
Jas Clark

Plymouth, Devon, England 
Diss, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife
Son 
Scholar
Son 
Servant
Servant

Draper Employing 2 Females

 

 

Scholar

Son 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Bredfield, Suffolk, England 
Weston, Suffolk, England 
Mendham, Suffolk, England

Scholar
Drapers Assistant
Drapers Assistant
Cook (Domestic)
Servant
£56




(478) 
(502) 
(502) 

Servant
Ringsfield, Suffolk, England
Ho Gdn Premises
 
Ho 
draper
Ho Gdn Prem 
draper 

Housemaid (Domestic)

 
fancy goods
 

 
 
£56

James Clarke 
(629) 

 
James Clark 

 
 
dwelling & shop 

£56
£77

George Davy 
Guy, Eliz Mrs, Brentwood 

 
 

Davey, GD 
George Davey 
George Davey 
Albert Gardiner 
Red Triangle Club (JM Murray, secretary)
Red Triangle Club (RC Dunt, secretary)
Red Triangle Club
Red Triangle Club (Miss J Lawrence, Hon Sec)
PH Callow 
Percy Callow 
New Market Restaurant & Snack Bar
Alfred Bareford
Waveney Motors
AJ Ayers

5 bedrooms, 4 sitting rooms
6 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PH Callow 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

draper
draper
draper

 
 
 
£100

 
 

 
restaurant

 
 
£80
SHOP etc
1860
William Gooch 
(410) 
Late Wm Jackson
Ho & Shop 
 
£3-15
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
50
27A New Market

1845
1850
1851 CENSUS
A 26
A 26
A 26
A 26
A 26
A 26
A 26
1855
1860
1865
1870
1875

William Gooch 
William Gooch 

(380) 
(391) 

Richard Hayward 
Richard Hayward 

 
Ho & Outbuildings

 

£14-10s
£14-10s

Richard Hayward 
Ellen Hayward 
Emma Hayward 
Charles Hayward 
George Hayward 
Susan King 
Ann Mayes 
William Gooch 
William Gooch 
Wm Gooch exors
Wm Gooch exors
-

M  

39 
30 



57 
 
Rich Wright 
Harriet White 
Wm Arnold 
Wm Woodward 

Woodbridge, Suffolk 
Gorleston, Suffolk
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Weston, Suffolk 
21 

Head 
Wife
Dau 
Son 
Son 
Aunt 
 
Ho & Outbldgs 
£18
£12
£12

Cabinet Maker, Mater, employs 2 Men, 1 Boy

 
 
 
 

 
 

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

 


(414) 
(411) 
(412) 
(429) 

 
Weston, Suffolk 
John Rodwell 
Ho 
Ho, Shop, Garden
Ho 

Serv 

House Servant
£16-5s

 
 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
51
New Market 29 [The White Horse 28 April 1997]

 
1649    Beccles Manor Renta 
1664   Beccles Manor Renta 
1698   Beccles Manor Court 
1700   Beccles Manor Renta 
1736   Beccles Manor Renta 
1739   Beccles Manor Court 

 

Parker
Nicholas Pulham
John Nuttall, late Parker in New Market West
Samuel Shephard, late Nuttall & Pulham in New Market
James Harris, tenement late Sam Shephard in New Market 
John Harris, tenement late his Father before Shephard before Pulham 
John Harris, Freehold messuage on west side of New Market by death of James Harris, his Father 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Rent 1s
Rent 1s
Rent 1s
Rent 1s
Rent 1s

 
Robert Woolner,  [saddler] messuage on west side of New Market late John Harris, Shepherd
Sale: Stock in trade of  late Robert Woolner, all sorts of saddler’s goods, house & shop in Market. “Very
good place for one of that trade, Beccles being a large town surrounded by gentlemen of Fortune & no
more than one saddler therein. Enquiries Owen Holmes or Abraham Schuldham there.”
[The building probably became The White Horse Inn at this time]
Denny Barker, messuage on west side of New Market formerly Shepherd since John Harris

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s

1755
1763  Norwich Mercury 9 Oct

 
 

 
1764     Beccles Manor Renta 

 

 
Rent 1s

 
Sale: White Horse in Market Place to be sold with good stables & outhouses.  Water convenient. Right of
commonage. Yearly Rent £18. Enquiries Denny Barker, Beccles
Lost out of the White Horse Stable - a sorrel mare.
Robert Reeve
 To be sold at the White Horse in Beccles Market Place House occupied by Joseph Sparshall, druggist and
John Bilby, grocer.
SALE : property of Jeremiah Taylor decsd.
LOT 4. FREEHOLD Messuage  White Horse Yard - now in the occupation of Robert Taylor and James
Collins
James Reeve, messuage in New Market on west side, late Robert Reeve, before Denny Barker, Woolner,
Harris 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1778     25 July 
 

1781
1788
1789

Norwich Merc  Jan 6 
 
Norfolk Chronicle Feb 2 

1791
 

Norfolk Chron Jan 15 
 
1794    Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
1801
RACES:  Cocking at Beccles 17, 18 & 19 September (Races & one day). Ordinary at Turrell’s, White Horse
Norwich Merc 5 Sep 

at 12. Cocking after Races.
BECCLES RACES 1821:  A Main of Cocks will be fought between Norfolk & Suffolk at the White Horse
Inn.
RACES Tuesday 16 July. Stewards: Viscount Dunwich & Sir Edmund Bacon; S Cattermole, clerk.
Chipperfield’s Gardens open; Cocking at White Horse; “All dogs found on the Course will be destroyed.”
[Charles Matthews charged with stealing two sheep, the property of Mr Primett of Beccles was found
guilty. James Bradway indicted for the same offence was acquitted. 3rd of August: “capitally convicted
and received the sentence of death.]

BECCLES RACES: Cocking: [Illustration of?] White Horse, 28 & 29 July. Stewards: Sir C Blois & T Cay.
Chipperfield’s Gardens
BECCLES RACES: Cocking at White Horse: £5 a Battle & £100 the odd Battle. “To be fought in fair silver
spurs”.
Several Cricket Matches
Thomas Primett, butcher, messuage on west side of New Market, the White Horse,  late James Reeve,
formerly Denny Barker 
ACCIDENT TO HORSE: Horse of Mr Brigham, farmer, of Mutford killed as he was leaving Beccles White
Horse: When he mounted, drunk, boys shouted at him; he couldn’t manage horse, bumped into pony &
gig. The shaft of the gig penetrated the horse near the shoulder.
BECCLES RACES: Annual Main of Cocks: Gents of Suffolk & Norfolk. 2 gns per Battle, 10 gns the odd, at
White Horse.
Annison  &  Lamb feeder. From the well known goodness of the Cocks great sport is anticipated. Will
commence fighting each evening at 7. Monday, Wednesday am at 10.
Farr & Leman. Richard Farr of Halesworth. messuage on west side of New Market, the White Horse, late
Thomas Primett, before James Reeve
ATTACK by FOOTPADS: Mr A Barber of Rose Hall [Roos Hall] near Beccles robbed near Shipmeadow

1821
Ipswich Journal 31 Jul  
1822
Ipswich Journal 22 Jun 

 
1822

 
Ipswich Journal 27 July 
1823
Nor Merc 5 Jul 
1823
Bury Post 23 Jul 

 
1824 

 
Beccles Manor Court 
(later: Richard Farr  1830)
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
1825
Bury Post 5 Jan 
1827
Nor Merc 8 Sep 
 
 
1830 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
1832
Norfolk Cron 28 Jan  
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
52

Workhouse by four Footpads, with crape over the eyes: previous attempt on Mr Nobbs of White Horse
Inn at Beccles & Mr Taylor a brazier. Nobbs aimed blow at them.
CRICKET:  On  Monday  last  a  Match  of  Cricket  was  played  on  Beccles  Common  between  Gents  of
Wangford & Beccles, which after spirited play on both sides, terminated in favour of Wangford. The day
being fine there were a large number of spectators. At the conclusion of the Game both parties dined
together  at  Mr  Nobbs at the White Horse & the evening, enlivened by glees, songs etc. closed with
feeligs of mutual satisfaction. The day for a Return Match not yet fixed.
Sale: An Old Established Free Public House in full trade
The White Horse in the centre of the Market Place
This extensive & well arranged Premises comprise a spacious Dining Room 20ft x 15ft  6ins, with Private
Bar attached: two good parlours, one 16ft x 14ft & the other 16ft 6ins x 14ft 6ins; Tea Room, Bar & Kitchen.
9 Sleeping Rooms; wine & ale cellars; a detached Club Room 25ft x 14ft 9ins; compact Brewery with Store
House;  two  capital  brick  &  tiled  Stables,  with  Granary  &  Hay  Loft,  Coachhouses  &  all  requisite
Outbuildings in the occupation of Jonathan Nobbs, a highly respectable yearly tenant, carrying on an
extensive trade. Whole freehold, in substantial repair, an excellent Market House.
Free Rent to the Manor of Beccles: 1s
John Lee Farr
William Lenny, beer brewer, messuage on w. side of  New Market, the White Horse, late JL Farr   Rent 1s
James Walne, publican, also stone mason, (15 years foreman to a London firm of Smith & Freeman) Marble
& Stone Mason, Market Place. He has purchased stock-in-trade of Mr Charles Nursey (late S Howard’s)
Granite Tombs & Ledgers, York Sinks, Sills, Paving etrc

1834
Norwich Mercury 28 Jun  

1843
 
 

6 February 

 
 

 
1843
1844
1857

 
 

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Paper 20 Apr 

NEW PUBLICAN: James Walne, at White Horse, New Market
to firm in London)

1857
also stone/marble mason (15 years foreman
Beccles Wkly News 20 Oct
1858

COURT: George Watson, stone mason, resisted arrest by Police Constable Baldry for refusing to leave the
New Market Place after being turned out of the White Horse where he had been misconducting himself.
Fined £4 & Costs 10s/6d
Sergt Taylor “Many persons when taken into custody give the Police a great deal of trouble, & have to be
dragged to the Station.”
ODDFELLOWS:  Their  10th  Anniversary: WE Crowfoot in the Chair at the White Horse, New Market;
James Walne, landlord.
S Walne returns thanks for encouragement of 12 years while she lived at the White Horse - now taken the
Duke’s Head in Ballygate.
CENTENARY  OF  BELLS:  In  the  Belfry  of  the  Tower  hangs  a  Board  on  which  is  inscribed  “Robert
Margorem, Churchwarden took down the old peal of eight Bells, and put up this new peal of ten Bells on
July 6th, 1762.”
The Bells rang for Salamanca, Corunna, Waterloo and sounded the praise of Nelson of the Nile, the Peace
of 1855. Muffled peals for the Funeral of the Duke of Wellington, of the Mother of our beloved Queen and
so recently of Albert the Good.
Dinner at the White Horse Inn.
TO  BE  LET:  White  Horse  Inn:  Free  Public  House  for  a term of years. The furniture may be taken at
valuation if required.
ODDFELLOWS Anniversary: 170 of Bretheren & Friends in Assembly Room for Dinner provided by Jonas
James  of  White  Horse.  342,953  Members  in  Country  -  gave  money  to  Irish  Famine  &  the  present
Lancashire Distress. Money disbursed in Beccles for sick pay & funeral levies £146. Finished Meeting at
12.30 am.
MARRIAGE of Marianne, eldest daughter of John Garrod, Esq. of the Grove to Rev Charles Shickle, BA of
Bath - dejeuner supplied by Mr Shore of the White Lion, Smallgate. Tiumphal Arch built by employees of
the Tannery near Houses of both Brothers. Messrs Garrod’s workmen, about 40, entertained to capital
dinner at the White Horse, New Market in the afternoon.
BECCLES  RINGERS:  Anniversary:  joined  from  Yarmouth, Bungay, Fressingfield, Halesworth, Norwich,
Aylsham & Loddon. Several peals rung. Three o’clock Dinner at the White Horse, New Market.
Good General Servant wanted, not younger than 24. Mrs Poll, White Horse
Anniversary of Beccles Company of Ringers. Dinner at the White Horse. Rector Presided. Mayor present.
A company of thirty including other towns. Capital Dinner by Jonas James.
Rector: He had non sympathy with the extraordinary developments of ritual which had attracted so much

Beccles Wkly Nws 11 May
 
 
1858
Beccles Wkly Nws 23 Nov
1859
Beccles Paper 6 Dec 
 
 
1862
Beccles Wkly Nws 8 Jul 
 
 

 
1862

 
Beccles Paper 21 Oct 
1863
Beccles Wkly Nws 24 Nov
1866
Beccles Wkly 9 Jan 
1866
Beccles Wkly 17 Jul 

1870
1873

Beccles Paper 11 Oct 
East Suff Gaz 22 Jul 
 
 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
53

public attention, but had as little sympathy with those lower tones of church feeling & church opinion
which practically reduced the position of Church & of Churchmen to that of one of the Christian Sects.
He would wait until he got the Curate he wanted, he was not in a hurry.
He  said  he  was  passionately  fond  of  music  &  hoped  they would have harmonious music within the
Church.
Mr Stimpson said the social position of Ringers had much improved & people did not now, as formerly,
become bellringers that they might have frequent opportunities to get drunk.
WHITE HORSE: Licence to Tom Tandy of Lowestoft.
SALE: Lot 1: New Market: The White Horse. Late W Lenny.
Ground  Floor:  Large  Market Room, Bar, Kitchen with small room partitioned off, Wash-house, Pantry,
excellent Cellars & convenient Offices.
1st Floor: 5 bedrooms, one of which is used as a Sitting Room; 2nd Floor: 4 Bedrooms.
Adjoining: comfortable Cottage: Sitting Room, Wash-house, 2 Bedrooms, Attic.
Spacious Yard: Coach House, large Cart Shed, 6 stalled Stable with loft & granary over, Loose Box, a
second Stable containing 3 stalls with large Loose Box & pump.
ALSO excellent  Double Cottage overlooking Waveney, each containing 2 Sitting Rooms & 2 Bedrooms.
Valuable Garden well adapted for building purposes. Extends from New Market to Puddingmoor.
Occupied by Messrs Steward, Patteson, Finch & Co, Brewers, Norwich.
WHITE HORSE INN, New Market is in course of being almost entirely rebuilt
LICENCE: White Horse temporarily transferred to Mr C Bumstead, who removes from Britannia Shades.
TOWN COUNCIL: 1.) The Hoarding at the White Horse has been removed.  
CHURCH BELLS: The two cracked bells, - fifth & eighth - having been recast, the opening ceremony took
place  on  Boxing Day, when ringers assembled from Ipswich, Norwich, Yarmouth, Aylsham, Redenhall,
Alburgh, Mendham and neighbourhood - about 60 in all. Touches of Bob Royal, Grandsire Caters, and
Treble  Bob  were  rung  by  several  companies  throughout  the  day, and the tone of the new bells was
generally commended, harmonizing well with the other eight, and making a grand old peal. Dinner was
provided at the White Horse and served up in first rate style by Host C Bumstead. We may state that the
contract was carried out by Messrs Warner, bell-founders, London.
RAILWAY  UNION  meeting  at White Horse, addressed by General Secretary. Said 252,000 railwaymen
worked 13 hours a day, 160,000 for 14 hours, 58,000 for 16 hours, 28,000 for 17 hours and 26,000 for 18
hours a day.
LICENCES: 1) White Horse to William Beckett
ACCIDENT: James Beales, bill poster, meets with a serious accident when descending the hill from White
Horse yard to Puddingmoor, fracturing his left arm.
POLICE  COURT:  All  the  Alehouse  licences  were  renewed  &  the  “music  &  singing”  licences  at  the
Cambridge Stores of Mr G Alllgay & the White Horse of Mr H Howes. In the District there are 31 “full
licences”, 10 for the sale of beer, wine or sweets, 5  for sale off the premises only, including 4 by grocers.
The  population  of  the  District  9111,  one  licence  to  222  of  population.  Therevwre  15  convictions for
drunkenness last year.
LICENCE: Mr Maurice Woolner to take over the White Horse from Mr W Hall
LICENCE TRANSFER: White Horse from W Hall to Maurice Woolnough.
WHITE HORSE INN, New Market. Maurice Woolnough guilty of serving drinks out of hours. £1 Fine
POLICE COURT: Maurice Woolnough of the White Horse guilty of serving drinks after hours. £2.
SALE OF FURNITURE: New Market: White Horse Inn. Mr LM Woolnough (who declines the business)
LICENCES: The White Horse, New Market, to George Sharman.

 
 

 
 

 
 

1882
1888
 

Beccls Paper, 17 Oct 
 Sale Notice; 27 Jul 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
1889 
1889 
1889 
1889

 
East Suff Gaz 29 Jan 
East Suff Gaz 23 April 
East Suff Gaz 23 April 
East S uff Gaz 31 Dec 
1891
East Suff Gaz 10 Feb 

1893
1902

East Suff Gaz 3 Oct 
Almanack 18 Nov 
1911
East Suff Gaz 14 Feb 

1914
1914
1917
1917
1917
1918

East Suff Gaz 14 Jul 
East Suff Gaz 6 Oct 
East Suff Gaz 24 Jul 
East Suff Gaz 18 Sep 
East Suff Gaz 11 Dec 
East Suff Gaz 8 Jan 
1922
Beccles Paper 2 Jan 
Transfer of Licence: White Horse to HG Rodwell

 
1832
1841
1845
1850
1851
1851 CENSUS
A 24

OWNER 
 
Farr & Leman 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 

 
 

OCCUPANT
Jonathan Nobbs
Jonathon Nobbs 
Philip Westrup 
George Walne 
George Walne 

 
(381) 
(392) 

 
Ho & outbuildings
White Swan {Horse] Inn 
 

 

 
 

£36
£31-10s
£22-10
£22-10

 
 
 
Geoge Walne 
65 
Starston, Norfolk
Head 
Inn Keeper
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
54

A 24
A 24
A 24
A 24
A 24
1855
1858
1860
1861
1865
1870
1871
1875
1880
1881
1881 CENSUS
681 
682 
683 
1882
1885
1890
1892
1895
1896
1899
1904
1906 Survey  Youngman Preston 

Sarah Walne 
Harriet Walne 
Maria Woolnough
Abraham Brown 
Mary Ann Beane 
William Lenny 
 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 






(415) 

59 
 
66 
 
 
Sarah Walne 
James Walne
James M Walne 
James Walne 
Jonas James 
Jonas James 
Jonas James 
Jonas James 
Jonas Radford 
Jonas Radford 

Brundish, Suffolk
29 
Pulham Mkt, Norf
63 
20 

Wife
St Andrews, Suff 

dau 
Nurse
Ostler 
Serv 
£21-15s

Barmaid

nurse 
Sotherton, Suffolk
Beccles, Suffolk 
White Horse Inn 

Ostler to inn
Waiter

 
(412) 

White Horse Inn 
 
White Horse 
White Horse 
 
White Horse & Bldgs 
White Horse 
 

£21-15s
£21-9
£26 
£26
£26

 
(413) 
(431) 

 

 
(420) 
(436) 

 
£26

£26
£26

 
 

NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
 
William Lenny 
Youngman & Preston  (503) 
 
Youngman & Preston
Youngman & Preston
Youngman & Preston
Youngman & Preston

Jonas J. RADFORD
Annie RADFORD 
Emma BARBER 


32 
32 
25 

Cambridge, Cambridge, England 
Fakenham, Norfolk, England
Essex, England 

 
Wife
Servant

Head 
Inn Keeper

 
 


Tom Tandy
Tom Tandy 
Charles Bumstead  Alfred Day
Alfred Day
William Beckett 
William Beckett 
William Beckett 
Henry Howes 
 

 
General Servant Domestic

 
(480) 

White Horse & Premises 

£35
£40

White Horse etc 

 
 
 
(630) 
 

White Horse & Premises 
 
White House & Prem 

£40

 
 
public house & dwelling 

£38

 
Howes, Henry 

 
£38
7  bedrooms,  2  sitting  rooms  &  business  3
occupants

1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974
2001

 
 
 
 
 
E Lacon 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Henry Howes
William Hall
William Hall
Herbert Rodwell
Herbert Rodwell 
Herbert Rodwell 
William Tooke
William Tooke
William Tooke
White Horse Inn
White Horse Inn
White Horse Inn

 
 

publican
 

 
£46
New Market 29.1

1850
1855
1860
1865
1870
1974
2001

William Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 
 
 

(393) 
(416) 
(413) 
(414) 
(432) 

Charles Cameron
Charles Cameron
Fredk Howlett 
void 
void 
Waveney Centre
Waveney Centre

 
 
 
 
 

Ho 
Ho & Shop 
Ho & Shop 
Ho 
Ho 

 

 
 
 
 
 

£9
 
 
£5
£5

£10
£10

 
 

 
 

 
 

Stable

1865
1870
1875
1880

William Lenny 
Wiliam Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 

(418) 
(435) 
(421) 
(437) 

Fred Howlett 

Jonas James 
Jonas Radford 

 
 
 
 

Shop & Stables 
Workshops & Stables 
Stables
Stables

 

£5
 
£5
£5

 
£5

 
 

 
 

New Market 29a - on the Cliff
built between 1870
and 1875
1888
 Sale Notice; 27 Jul 
SALE: Lot 1: New Market: The White Horse. Late W Lenny.
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
55

 
 

 
 

Adjoining: comfortable Cottage: Sitting Room, Wash-house, 2 Bedrooms, Attic.

1875
1880
1881 CENSUS
 

William Lenny 
Lenny, William 

(422) 
(438) 


Linder, Charlotte

 

 
 

Ho 
Ho 

 
 

£5
£5

NMar 
Rebecca LINDER

Dwelling:

New Market Cliff
44 

685 
686 
687 
688 
1885
1890 etc  /


20 
11 
23 
James Boggis 

Barsham, Suffolk, England 
Barsham, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Barsham, Suffolk, England 
 

Head 
Daur 
Daur 
Boarder ((Lodger))
£5 

Laundress
Printers Machine Girl
Scholar

Emma LINDER 
Ellen LINDER 
Albert SPALDING
William Lenny 




(481) 



Maltsters Labourer
 

Ho 
 
 
New Market 29b - on the Cliff
built between 1850
and 1855

1888
 

 Sale Notice; 27 Jul 

SALE: Lot 1: New Market: The White Horse. Late W Lenny.
ALSO excellent  Double Cottage overlooking Waveney, each containing 2 Sitting Rooms & 2 Bedrooms.
Valuable Garden well adapted for building purposes. Extends from New Market to Puddingmoor.
Occupied by Messrs Steward, Patteson, Finch & Co, Brewers, Norwich.

 
 
 

1855
1860
1865
1870
1875
1880
1881 CENSUS
689 
690 
691 
692 
1885
1890
1895
1899

William Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 
Lenny, William 

(417) 
(415) 
(416) 
(433) 
(423) 
(439) 

HJ Lark
Frederick Larke 
Frederick Larke 
Frederick Larke 
Frederick Larke 
Frederick Larke 

empty 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Ho 
Ho 
Ho & Workshop 
Ho 
Ho 
Ho 

 
 

£4-15s
£4-15s
£5
£5
£5
£5

 
 
 

NMar 
Frederick LARKE
Elenor LARKE 
Charlotte LARKE
William Lenny 
Youngman & Preston
Youngman & Preston
Youngman & Preston

Dwelling:



(482) 

New Market   
51 
48 
 
Frederick Larke 
Frederick Larke 
Frederick Larke d 1898 @ 68
Robert Ling 



18 

Stockton, Norfolk, England
Kirby Cane, Norfolk, England

 
 

Head 
Carpenter Journeyman

Wife
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Ho 
Ho near NMkt 
Ho 
Ho near NMkt 

Daur 
General Work At Printing Office
 

£5-10s
£5-10s
£5-10s
£5-10s

(505) 
(505) 
(631) 

 
 
New Market 29c - on the Cliff
built between 1850
and 1855

1888
 

 Sale Notice; 27 Jul 

SALE: Lot 1: New Market: The White Horse. Late W Lenny.
ALSO excellent  Double Cottage overlooking Waveney, each containing 2 Sitting Rooms & 2 Bedrooms.
Valuable Garden well adapted for building purposes. Extends from New Market to Puddingmoor.
Occupied by Messrs Steward, Patteson, Finch & Co, Brewers, Norwich.

 
 
 

1855
1860
1865
1870
1875
1880
1881 CENSUS
693 
694 
695 
705 
706 

William Larke 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 
William Lenny 

(417) 
(416) 
(417) 
(434) 
(424) 
(440) 

George Rouse  E Neal 
Robert Blake 
Benj Cagill 
Benj Cargill 
Benj Caqgill 
Benj Cagill 

 
Ho 
Ho 
Ho  
Ho 
Ho 

Ho 
 
 
 
 
 

 
£4-15s
£5
£5
£5
£5

£4-15s

 
 
 
 
 

NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 

Dwelling:
George WARNER 
Elvira WARNER 
Dwelling:

New Market  White Horse Yard?

31 
40 


Fritton, Suffolk, England 
South Cove, Suffolk, England

Head 
Wife 

Maltsters Labourer
Charwoman


New Market  behind 31?

Charles KING 
William Lenny 
Youngman & Preston  (506) 
Youngman & Preston  (506) 
Youngman & Preston


George Warner 
George Warner 
George Martin 
George Martin 

69 
 
 
 
 


Ho 
Ho near NMkt 
Ho 
Ho near NMkt 

Sotherton, Suffolk, England
 

Boarder (Head) 
Miller Retired

1885
1890
1895
1899

(483) 

£5-10s
£5-10s
£5-10s
£5-10s

 
(632) 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
56
New Market 31 The Red House
[now: Coe’s, 28
April 1997]
New Market TU
1576  Task  NMar 2 
 Thomas Downyng for his house that he dwelleth in late Mr John Rede before William Rede       

 
Thomas Downing for his house that he do dwell in late Mr Rede    
[in margin: Nicholas Lockington Jun]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Task  3s 0d
Task  3s 0d

1593
 
1600.1
1615c

Task NMar 3 

 
Robert Morful

Task  L 10 

Nicholas  Lockington,  Jnr  ,  newly  built  in  or  by  the  New  Market  late  Robert  Morful    after  Nicholas
Lockington, gent his father  [folio 63]

 
 
 
 
 
Task 3s 0d
DIVISION OF PROPERTY

1600.1
1671    Survey 

William Welton
Widow Welton now William Boyce for a  tenement in his own use  
 
 

Survey £4
INDENTURE, 3 February, between John Page of Kirby Kane (gent) & Prudence his wife AND Ann Welton
(widow of William Welton, notary public deceased) [she was the grand-daughter of  Nicholas Lockington]  
AND Philip Strowger alias Strolger of North Burlingham (yeoman) & Dorothy his wife AND John Bishop of
Hamblington  (husbandman)  &  Katherine  his  wife,  grandchild  of  William  Strowger,  late  of  Beccles
(linenweaver) of FIRST PART
Leah Murdoch, widow, relic of George Murdoch, late of Beccles (tallowchandler) SECOND PART
William Boyce of Beccles (linen draper) THIRD PART
John Farrow of Beccles (cordwainer) & Mary his wife FOURTH PART
Nicholas Dodson of Beccles (barber) FIFTH PART
William Lacy of Beccles (mason) SIXTH PART
ALL THAT Messuage or Tenement, stable, yards, garden, orchards, grounds, easements, ways, waters etc

1676
Deeds 14B 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
BETWEEN the Messuage in times past of Humphrey Brewster, Esq., [Newmarket 33] since of David Le
Grice NORTH
The Tenement and grounds of John Nutall [Newmarket 29] SOUTH
Newmarket EAST
Puddingmoor WEST

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
1677

 
 
 
 

In the occupation of William Boyce & Ann Welton
 William Boyce for a tenement in the New Market late William Welton vid Nicholas Lockington Jnr  [folio
263]   
John Nuttall, for a messuage in the New Market, late Wright, late Gosling since Shelford  

Task  B68 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Task 1s 0d
 
Rent 10d
Rent 6d

1668
Rosehall Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

1729
1749
 
 
 
 
 
 
1749
1757
1761
1786
1814

Rosehall Manor Rental 

Henry Nuthall, late John, his heirs  (later Bell)
INDENTURE, 19 June, James Smith, by will of John Schuldham the devisee of ONE PART
William Leman of the OTHER PART
ALL THAT Messuage with Stables, outhouses, yards & garden
BETWEEN the Messuage & yards of John Harrison [Harris?] {Nemmarket 29] on the SOUTH
The Messuage, yards etc, late of Benjamin Legrice [Newmarket 33] NORTH
The Newmarket Place of Beccles EAST
Now or formerly in the occupation of James Sewell & now of William Martin

Deeds 57 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Schuldham to William Leman
Robert Arthers of Gillingham, Clerk, purchased mess in New Market (now, 1849, occupied by Stacy)   
Mrs Ann Bell, late Nuthall for a house ye upper end of New Market 
John Allcock, messuage in New Market formerly Nuthall (later Ed Copeman) 
Edward  Copeman,  gardener,  messuage  in Market Place now in his own occupation, late John Allcock

Rix Biographical:  
Rosehall Manor Rental 
 

 
 

Rent 6d
Rent 6d

Rosehall Manor Court 
Rosehall Manor Court 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
1818
Ipswich Journ 3 Jan  
 
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
57
 
 

Thomas Norton, Chemist & Druggist, having taken the business of Mr Primrose, stocks Genuine Drugs,
Chemicals, Patenement Medicines, select articles of Perfumery, Wax, Spermaceti & London mould Candles,
Fish Sauces, Spices, Pickles, etc. Physicians’ Prescriptions accurately dispensed. A general assortment of
Horse Medicines
[It seems that Primrose had been occupant of these premises since 1804, but did not own them. He sold the
business to Thomas Norton in 1818, who ran his business from there until he bought 11 New Market in
1820 and vacated these premises. Cuddon probably lived at theback of the premises.]
William Singleton, brazier, messuage in New Market, formerly John Allcock, late Edward Copeman (later
William Gooch 1823)  
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.
SALE by George Crowe on Tuesdy 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.
William Gooch, yeoman, messuage in New Market late William Singleton before  Copeman, formerly

 
 
1820
Rosehall Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d

1822
 

Ipswich Journal 24 Aug 
 
 
 
1822
Ipswich Journal Dec 
 
 
1823
Rosehall ManorCourt 

Allcock
SALE of Property, late William Gooch
LOT 9: New Market: Dwelling House with large Draper’s Shop & convenient offices, Yard, Garden, Stable
& Coach House, with back carriage way on the cliff. For many years in the occupation of Mr  George
Stacey & now of Mr Parkhouse.
SOLD: Mr Mantripp £335
ALSO:
LOT 10: New Market: two excellent brick & tile Cottages adjoining Lot 9, one in the occupation of William
Goodings, the other empty. Rent £8 - 10s
SOLD Mr Mantripp £70
ALSO:
LOT 11: New Market: A commodious Cottage opposite Lot 10 with Garden at the West End, now in the
occupation of John Oxborough Rent £7. Free Rent to Beccles 2d
SOLD Mr Mantripp £70
Sale: late Mrs Guy of  Brentwood  
LOT 2 Brick & Tiled Messuage, known as The Red House, Comprising A Double Fronted Shop, about 31ft
x 18ft, with Cellar under; Dining Room, 18ft  x  9ft  9ins with two windows, and Kitchen with Hob Stove.
On the first floor are Drawing Room, 19ft 3 ins x 18ft 3ins with two Windows, Slow Combustion Stove,
Tiled Hearth and two Cupboards. Five Bedrooms with numerous cupboards.
On the Second Floor, three Large Bedrooms and Box Room.
A Paved Yard leading to the Scullery, with Cooking Range, Sink with tap over, Coal House and w.c.
ALSO
Two Brick and Tiled Cottages adjoining, each having two Living and Three Bedrooms. [Access to these
cottages was through the opening on the north side under no 33 New Market]
This  lot  is  subject to a lease at £63 a year to the late Mr Maurice Wm Sparling, which expires on 25
December 1918
[withdrawn £425]
The property also comprised: Lot 3:
LOT 3 A detached Brick & Tiled Cottage adjoining and on the north side of Lot 2 and having Three Living
& three Bedrooms with a Brick and Tiled Shed, and pleasant and productive Garden adjoining, now and for
many years past occupied  by Henry Shiplee at the yearly rent of  £8-10s, payable weekly. [This cottage is
behind No 33 New Market]
[purchased H Shiplee £70]
Also Lot 4:
LOT 4: Three Capital Cottages being nos 1, 2, and 3a on the Cliff in Puddingmoor, each having a Sitting
Room, Kitchen and two bedrooms; also the Yard adjoining on the east side with water tap and w.c. and a

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 5d

1871
 

Beccles Paper 15 Aug 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
1918
 

 
7 August 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
58

useful plot of  Garden Ground on the west at the foot of the Cliff, containing about six perches. The above
cottages are in the respective occupations of J Sturman, F Markwell, and G Marshall as weekly tenants at
the Annual aggregate  Rent of £23-8s
[Purchased L Beard, £170]
SALE  by  Private  Treaty  Mrs  Guy  of  Brentwood:  31  New  Market,  The  Red  House,  The  SHOP,  the
DWELLING HOUSE and 2 COTTAGES
[purchased by Mrs MJ Knights £600]
SALE by Private Treaty Mrs M Knights, Farnham. The RED HOUSE, New Market, with the two adjoining
COTTAGES.
[purchased Patrick £650]

 
1920

 
Beccles Paper 16 Feb 

 
1922

 
Read’s Sale Book 5 Sep 
 
 

 
1576
1593
1845
1850

OWNER 
Thomas Downing
Thomas Downing
Wiliam Gooch 
William Gooch 

 
 

OCCUPIER
Thomas Downing
Thomas Downing
George Stacey 
George Stacey 

 
(382) 
(405) 

Ho 
Ho 

 
 

 
 

£21
£21

1851 CENSUS
A 23
A 23
A 23
A 23
A 23
A 23
1851
1855
1860
1861
1865
1870
1871
1875
1880
1881
1881  CENSUS
697 
1885
1890
1895
1896
1899
1904
1906 Survey 
1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974
2001

George Stacey 
Martha Stacey 
Mary Balls 
Rosa Balls 
Ellen Butcher 
Susan Cann 
William Gooch exors      
William Gooch 
William Gooch 
William Gooch exors
Wm Gooch exors
Wm Gooch exors
William Gooch exors
Alfred Wiseman 
Alfred Wiseman 
Alf Wiseman    






41 
35 
 
 
 
 
 
George Stacey 
George Stacey 
George Stacey 
George Stacey 
Samuel Parkhouse
Samuel Parkhouse
Robert Francis 
Wright, William 
William Wright 

St Stediens, Norf 
North Walsham, Norf 
20 
17 
19 
20 
George Stacey 

 

Head 
 
 
 
 

Linen & Woollen Draper
Wife
Assistant
Assistant
Assisant
Serv 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Harleston, Norfolk
Harleston, Norfolk
Denton, Norfolk 
Pulham Mkt, Norf

Assistant
Assistant
Assistant
House Servant
 
£26-5s
£26-5s
£26- 5
£30
£30
£30 
£30
£30
£30              

 
 
Ho 
Ho 
draper 
Ho 
Ho 
draper 
Ho 
Ho & Shops 
tailor 

draper 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

£21

(432) 
(427) 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
(428) 
(447) 

 
(437) 
(460) 

 
 

William H. WRIGHT
Alf Wiseman 
Alf Wiseman 
Mrs Elizabeth Guy
Elizabeth Guy 
Mrs Elizabeth Guy
Elizabeth Guy 


(497) 
(520) 
(520) 

23 
William H Wright
Maurice Sparling 
Maurice Spurling 
William Sparling 
William Spaling 
William Sparling 
Sparling, W 
Morris Sparling 
Morris Sparling 
Morris Sparling 
Employment Exchange
Patrick’s Clothing Store

Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
 
 
 
 
 
 
dwelling & shop 
 
 
 

Head 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tailor  Outfitter Employ 1 Boy
 
 
 
£42    
 
£42

Ho & Shop 
Ho & Shop 
Ho & Shop 
outfitter
Ho & Shop 
outfitter

£30
£30
£30

 
(646) 

 
£30
 
 

Guy, Mrs
 
 
 
 
 
RW Campbell                
 
 
 
 
 
 

5 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms & shop 
clothier & boot maker
clothier
clothier

3 occupants

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Norths (Beccles) 
Norths
Coes 
Coes 

Sydney North 
Sydney North 
Sydney North 

 
 
 
outfitters
outfitter
man’s shop
man’s shop

gents outfitter 
gents outfitter
clothier

 
£50

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

ALSO
1965
1974

 
 

 
 

George Boyd
ML Sale

Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
59
New Market 31a

1871
 

Beccles Paper 15 Aug 

SALE of Property, late William Gooch
LOT 11: New Market: A commodious Cottage opposite Lot 10 with Garden at the West End, now in the
occupation of John Oxborough Rent £7. Free Rent to Beccles 2d
SOLD Mr Mantripp £70
Sale: late Mrs Guy of  Brentwood  
LOT 3 A detached Brick & Tiled Cottage adjoining and on the north side of Lot 2 and having Three Living
& three Bedrooms with a Brick and Tiled Shed, and pleasant and productive Garden adjoining, now and for
many years past occupied  by Henry Shiplee at the yearly rent of  £8-10s, payable weekly. [This cottage is
behind No 33 New Market]
[purchased H Shiplee £70]

 

 
1918
 

 
7 August 
 
 
 

1845
1850
1851 CENSUS
A20 
A20 
A20 
A20 
A20 
A20 
1855
1860
1865
1870
1875
1880
1881 CENSUS
698 
701 
702 
703 
704 
1885
Henry Shiplee & Maria Oxborough appear to have exchanged houses
1890
1895
1899

BW Collins 
BW Collins 

(383) 
(406) 

BW Collins 
BW Collins 

Ho & Outbuildings
Ho 

 
 

£7
£7

 

Barney W Collins
Elizabeth Collins 
Mary Collins 
Edward Colins 
Robert Collins 
Samuel Collins 
BW Collins  Gooderham, John
William Gooch 
Wm Gooch exors
Wm Gooch exors
Alfred Wiseman 
James Guy 

M  

56 
53 
 
14 
12 

BW Collins  Titus Field 
William Last 
Joseph Woolnough
Joseph Woolner sen
John Oxborough 
John Oxborough 

Beccles, Suffolk 
Wrentham, Suffolk
19 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 

 

Head 
Wife 
 
Son
Son 
Son 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cooper

 
Beccles, Suffolk 

Dau

 
 
 

 
 
 
Ho 
Ho 
Ho 
Ho 
Ho 
Ho 

Scholar
Scholar
£8-15s
£8-15s
£8-10s
£8
£8
£8

(428) 
(429) 
(448) 
(438) 
(457) 

 
 
 
 
 

NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
James Guy 

Dwelling:
John OXBOROUGH
Harry OXBOROUGH
Edward HINDES 
Edith HINDES 
(499) 

New Market:-



 

25 
20 


 





Ho 

North Cove, Suffolk, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
 

Son 
Son 
Son In Law 
Daughter In Law 

Hostler At An Inn (Serv)
Cordwainer Journeyman

Scholar
Scholar

 
John Oxborough 

£8

James Guy 
Mrs Elizabeth Guy
Mrs Elizabeth Guy

(522) 
(522) 
(647) 

Henry Shiplee 
Henry Shiplee 
Henry Shiplee 

 
 
 

Ho 
Ho near NMkt 
Ho near NMkt 

 

£8
£8
£8

New Market 31b

1871
 

Beccles Paper 15 Aug 

SALE of Property, late William Gooch
LOT 10: New Market: two excellent brick & tile Cottages adjoining Lot 9, one in the occupation of
Goodings [This one], the other empty. Rent £8 - 10s
SOLD Mr Mantripp £70
Sale: late Mrs Guy of  Brentwood  
Two Brick and Tiled Cottages adjoining, each having two Living and Three Bedrooms. [Access to these
cottages was through the opening on the north side under no 33 New Market]
This  lot  is  subject to a lease at £63 a year to the late Mr Maurice Wm Sparling, which expires on 25
December 1918
[withdrawn £425]

 
William

 
1918
 

 
7 August 
 
 
 
 
 
1841
William Gooch               
 
Elizabeth Buck   
 
 
 
£24  

1845
1850
1851 CENSUS
A22 
A22 
A22 

William Gooch 
Wiliam Gooch 

(384) 
(407) 

Elizabeth Buck 
Wm Buck 

Ho 
Ho 

 
 

 
 

£2-5s
£2-15s

William Buck 
Jane Buck 
Edward Buck 


39 
29 

Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 

Head 
Wife
Son 

Tailor
 
Scholar
Beccles, Streets, Newmarket properties 
David Lindley, 16 Frederick’s Road, Beccles, 1990-2003 
60

A22 
A22 
A22 
1855
1860
1865
1870
1875
1880
1881 CENSUS
715 
716 
717 
718 
719 
720 
721 
1885
Henry Shiplee & Maria Oxborough appear to have exchanged houses
1890
1895
1899

Frances Buck 
Richard Buck 
Alfred Buck 
William Gooch 
William Gooch 
Wm Gooch exors
Wm Gooch exors
Alfred Wiseman 
James Guy 

 
 



1 mth 
William Last 
William Gooding 
William Goodwin
William Goodwin
George Block 
Henry Shiplee 

Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 

Dau 
Son 
Son
Ho 
Ho 
Ho 
Ho 
Ho 
Ho 

Scholar
Scholar

 
(434) 
(429) 
(430) 
(449) 
(439) 
(458) 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

£4
£4
£4-10s
£4-10s
£4-10s
£4-10s

NMar 
Henry SHIPLEE 
Jemima SHIPLEE
Alice SHIPLEE 
Ellen SHIPLEE 
Rosa SHIPLEE 
Harry SHIPLEE 
James Guy 

Dwelling:

New Market:- 
30 
28 




Henry Shiplee 

Red House Yard


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
North Cove, Suffolk, England

Head 
Wife
Scholar
Scholar

Cordwainer Journeyman



Daur 
Daur 
Daur

1 m 
(500) 

 
Ho 
 
£4-10s

James Guy 
Mrs Elizabeth Guy
Mrs Elizabeth Guy

(523) 
(523) 
(649) 

Maria Oxborough
Stephen Oxborough
Stephen Oxborough

 
 
 

Ho near NMkt 
Ho near NMkt 
Ho near NMkt 

£4-10s
£4-10s
£4-10s

New Market 31c

1871
 

Beccles Paper 15 Aug 

SALE of Property, late William Gooch
LOT 10: New Market: two excellent brick & tile Cottages adjoining Lot 9, one in the occupation of William
Goodings, the other empty [This one]. Rent £8 - 10s
SOLD Mr Mantripp £70
Sale: late Mrs Guy of  Brentwood  
Two Brick and Tiled Cottages adjoining, each having two Living and Three Bedrooms. [Access to these
cottages was through the opening on the north side under no 33 New Market]
This  lot  is  subject to a lease at £63 a year to the late Mr Maurice Wm Sparling, which expires on 25
December 1918
[withdrawn £425]

 

 
1918
 

 
7 August 
 
 
 
 
 

1845
1850
1851 CENSUS
A21 
A21 
1855
1860
1865
1870
1875
1880

William Gooch 
William Gooch 

(385) 
(408) 

Maria Fennesey 
Maria Fennesy 

Ho 
Ho 

 
 

 
 

£2-5s
£2-15s

Catherine Fennesy
Maria Fennesy 
William Gooch 
Wiliam Gooch 
Wm Gooch exors
Wm Gooch exrs 
Alfred Wiseman 
James Guy 



(435) 
(430) 
(431) 
(450) 
(440) 
(459) 

51 
 
Sarah Rowe  Blanch
James Blanch 
James Blanch 
James Blanch 
Robert Briggs 
Robert Briggs 

Newmarket, Suff 
17 

Head 
Beccles, Suffolk 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tailoress
Dau 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Teacher of English & Music
£4
£4
£4-10s
£4-10s
£4-10s
£4-10s

Ho 
Ho 
Ho 
Ho 
Ho 
Ho 

1881 CENSUS

707 
708 
709 
710 
711 
712 
713 
714 
1885
1890
1895
1899

NMar 
Robert BRIGGS 
Anne BRIGGS 
James BRIGGS 
Robert W. BRIGGS
Ellen A. BRIGGS 
Jemima BRIGGS 
William GARNHAMU 
James Guy 
James Guy 
Mrs Elizabeth Guy
Mrs Elizabeth Guy

Dwelling:



New Market
51 
50 
 
 
11 

28 
Robert Briggs 
Frederick Rouse 
Frederick Rouse 
Robert Spall 



18 
15 


Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Buxton, Norfolk, England 


Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Toft Monk, Norfolk, England
 
 
 
 

Head 

Coachman Domestic Serv
Charwoman
Son 
Son 
Scholar
Scholar
Coachman Domestic Serv

Wife 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 

Assistant In Clothiers Shop (Tailor)
Book Binders Apprentice

 
 

Daur 
Daur 
Boarder
£4-10s
£4-10s
£4-10s
£4-10s

(501) 
(504) 
(524) 
(650) 

Ho 
Ho near NMkt 
Ho 
Ho 

 

 
 

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New Market 31d - on the Cliff

1918
 

7 August 

Sale: late Mrs Guy of  Brentwood  
LOT 4: Three Capital Cottages being nos 1, 2, and 3a on the Cliff in Puddingmoor, each having a Sitting
Room, Kitchen and two bedrooms; also the Yard adjoining on the east side with water tap and w.c. and a
useful plot of  Garden Ground on the west at the foot of the Cliff, containing about six perches. The above
cottages are in the respective occupations of J Sturman, F Markwell, and G Marshall as weekly tenants at
the Annual aggregate  Rent of £23-8s
[Purchased L Beard, £170]

 
 
 

1881 CENSUS
722 
1880
1881 CENSUS
723 
724 
725 
1885
1890
1895
1899

NMar 
James Guy 

Dwelling:
(1428) 

New Market Cliff
Linder, George 

 
Ho 
 
£5-10s

George LINDER 
Jane LINDER 
Florence SUMMONS
James Guy 
James Guy 
Mrs Elzabeth Guy
Mrs Elizabeth Guy


32 
29 

Robert Starland 
Wm H Spore 
Wm H Spore 
Wm Smith 



Barsham, Suffolk, England 
Shadingfield, Suffolk, England
Henstead, Suffolk, England 
 
 
 
 

Head 
Wife
Daur
 
 

Tanners Labourer

 
(504) 
(525) 
(525) 
(651) 

Ho on Cliff 
Ho on Cliff 
Ho on Cliff 
 

£6-10s
£6-10s
£6-10s
 

 
Ho on Cliff 

£6-10s
New Market 31g - on the Cliff

1918
 

7 August 

Sale: late Mrs Guy of  Brentwood  
LOT 4: Three Capital Cottages being nos 1, 2, and 3a on the Cliff in Puddingmoor, each having a Sitting
Room, Kitchen and two bedrooms; also the Yard adjoining on the east side with water tap and w.c. and a
useful plot of  Garden Ground on the west at the foot of the Cliff, containing about six perches. The above
cottages are in the respective occupations of J Sturman, F Markwell, and G Marshall as weekly tenants at
the Annual aggregate  Rent of £23-8s
[Purchased L Beard, £170]

 
 
 

1880
726 
727 

James Guy  
NMar 
NMar 

(1429) 
Dwelling:
John F. CLARKE 
Journeyman
Anna CLARKE 
John F. CLARKE 
Arthur CLARKE 
Frank L. CLARKE
(502) 
(526) 
(526) 
(652) 
Eleanor Larke was the widow of Frederick Larke & after his death moved house frm 29b New Market. Her daughter
Charlotte married Austin Bates in 1889, but they moved away from New Market 31h next door! She d 1906 @ 74.

John F Clarke 
New Market Cliff

 
Ho 
 
£5-10s
43 
Worlingham, Suffolk, England
Head 
Carpenter     And     Joiner

728 
729 
730 
731 
1885
1890
1895
1899
 

NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
James Guy 
James Guy 
Mrs Elizabeth Guy
Mrs Elizabet Guy 
 


 
 

42 
13 

10 m 
 
 
 
 





Ho on Cliff 
Ho on Cliff 
Ho on Cliff 
Ho on Cliff 

Dallinghoo, Suffolk, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England

Wife 
Son 
Son 

Dressmaker
Scholar
Scholar

 
Robert Starland 
Laban Farman 
Laban Farman 
Eleanor Larke 

 
 
 
 

£6-10s
£6-10s
£6-10s
£6-10s

New Market 31h - on the Cliff

1918
 

7 August 

Sale: late Mrs Guy of  Brentwood  
LOT 4: Three Capital Cottages being nos 1, 2, and 3a on the Cliff in Puddingmoor, each having a Sitting
Room, Kitchen and two bedrooms; also the Yard adjoining on the east side with water tap and w.c. and a
useful plot of  Garden Ground on the west at the foot of the Cliff, containing about six perches. The above
cottages are in the respective occupations of J Sturman, F Markwell, and G Marshall as weekly tenants at
the Annual aggregate  Rent of £23-8s
[Purchased L Beard, £170]

 
 
 

1880
732 
733 

James Guy 
NMar 
NMar 

(1430) 
Dwelling:
William BROWN 
Railway

Brown 
New Market Cliff

 
 
Ho 
 
£5-10s
28 
Reedham, Norfolk, England
Head 
Stoker     Fireman     G     E
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734 
735 
1885
1890
1895
1899

NMar 
NMar 
James Guy 
James Guy 
Mrs Elizabeth Guy
Mrs Elizabeth Guy

Matilda BROWN 
William J. BROWN
(503) 
(527) 
(527) 
(653) 

24 

 
 
 



Ho on Cliff 
Ho on Cliff 
Ho on Cliff 
Ho on Cliff 

Leiston, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Wife
Son

 
William Youell 
James Wann 
Austin Bates 
Austin Bates  Robt Girling 

 
 
 
 

£6-10s
£6-10s
£6-10s
£6-10s

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NEW MARKET 33    [Bartram’s 28 April 1997]
 
 
 
New Market

Listed Building:
 
wood cornice. 2 octagonal flues on square base. Modern shop front. Half timbered on south elevation.

Early  17 century. 2 storeys. Brick painted. 3 windows, sash with flush frames and glazing bars. Flat arches with keystones. Pantiles.

1570    Bec Man Rental NMar 18
1576    Task  NMar 2 

Thomas Downing for a mess late ?  (No 33)    

 
Thomas Downyng for his house that he dwelleth in late Mr John Rede before William Rede       

 
 
 
Rent   7d

 
Thomas Downing for his house that he do dwell in late Mr Rede [in margin: Nicholas Lockington Jun]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task  3s 0d

1593    Task NMar 3 
 
1600.1
1615c  Task  L 10 

 
Robert Morful

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task  3s 0d
Nicholas  Lockington,  Jnr  ,  newly  built  in  or  by  the  New  Market  late  Robert  Morful  after  Nicholas

Lockington, gent his father  [folio 63]
Humphrey Brewster

 
 
 
 
 
Task 3s 0d
1630.2
DIVISION OF PROPERTY
1663
 

David  Le  Grice,  for  part  of  the  house  in  the  New  Market  formerly  Robert  Morfulls  after  Nicholas
Lockington late Humphrey Brewster vid Nicholas Lockington [folio 227]
David Le Grice for part of tenement late Lockington in New Market west
Easter Le Grice, widow, for tenement in New Market sometime Humphrey Brewster  late David Le Grice vid
David Le Grice [folio 259]   
Benjamin Le Grice for a tenement sometime Lockington   
7d
Benjamin Le Gris for part of a tenement late Lockington   
7d
Le Grys Browne for tenement late Benj Le Grys formerly Lockington    

 
 

Task 1s 0d
 

1664    Bec Man Rental
1676    Task 

 
Rent 7d
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 1s 0d
 

1693     Bec Man Rental 
 
Rent
1736    Bec Man Rental 144
 
 
 
 
 
Rent

1751     Bec Man Rental 58 
1760.1 Meen
1788     Beccles Manor Court

 
 
Rent 7d
 

John Cuddon for tenement near the Market Place late Meen, Le Grice Brown, Benj Le Grice    
7d
[He retained 2d worth of premises until 1830]

Rent
 
 
FURTHER DIVISION OF PROPERTY
1812    Beccles Manor Court
 

George Winn, hairdresser. tenement near the Market Place, late Cuddon, before Meen and formerly Le
Grice Brown   
5d
To be sold with immediate possession: A very desirable freehold Dwelling House and shop, 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 a private family.
George Taylor, brazier, Mess and premises on west side of New Market in his occupation late George
Winn and John Cuddon.  
5d
BW Collins, cooper, tenement near the New Market late John Cuddon before Meen   
2d
SALE: 4 May 1860, by George Fenn at the King’s Head.
Ground  Floor:  Spacious  Shop  Fron,  Sitting  Room, Private Entrance, Workshop, Back Kitchen, Pantry,
Store Room & Closets
First Floor: Large Sitting Room fronting the  Market Place, two Bedrooms & closets
Second Floor: Two large Attics
Basement: dry and commodious cellar.
Right of taking and drawing water from the well in the Yard at the back of the said Messuage. There is also
a right of Way through the passage at the south end of the house into and from the Market Place.
The Premises are in the occupation of Mr George Taylor, brazier.
Land Tax 13s 6d;  Free Rent to the Manor of Roos Hall & Ashmans 1s 3d  Free Rent to the Manor of

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent
1822
Ipswich Journal 27 April
1830   Bec Man Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent
1830    Bec Man Court 
 
Rent

1860
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

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Mr Thomas Pert, plumber, glazier & painter has moved his business two doors from his former residence to
premises late in the occupation of Mr Taylor.

Beccles 5d
1862
Beccles Paper 30 Sep 

 
1576
1593
1841
1845
1850
1851 CENSUS
A 19
A 19
A 19
A 19
1851
1855
1860
1861
1865
1870
1871
1875
1880
1881
1881 CENSUS

OWNER 
Thomas Downing
Thomas Downing
George Taylor     
George Taylor 
George Taylor 

 
 
 

OCCUPANT
Thomas Downing
Thomas Downing
George Taylor 
George Taylor 
George Taylor 

 
(386) 
(409) 

 
 
 

 
 
Ho 

 
 
 

£18
£15-15s
£15-15s

George Taylor 
Mary Ann Tay;or
Robert Taylor 
Kezia Aldridge 
George Taylor 
George Taylor 
George Taylor 
George Taylor 
Henry Kerrison 
HJ Kerrison 
HJ Kerrison         
HJ Kerrison 
HJ Kerrison 
HJ Kerrison 




 
 
 
 
George Taylor 
George Taylor 
Geoge Taylor 
George Taylor 
Thomas Pert 
Thomas Pert 
Thomas Pert 
Thomas Pert 
William Wright 
William Wright 

47 
51 
45 
19 

Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Barsham, Suffolk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Head 
Sister 
Brother

Brazier, Master, employs 3 men
House Keeper
Visitor
House Servant
£15
£21
£21
£21
£16
£16
£16
£16
 
£16 

Serv 
 
Ho 
Ho 
 
Ho 
Ho 
decorator
Ho & Workshop 
Ho & Shop 
tailor 

 
(436) 
(431) 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
(432) 
(451) 

 
(441) 
(460) 

£16
 

 
 

1885
1890
1895
1896
1904
1906  Survey 
1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974

Elizabeth Kerrison
William Haverson
Wm Haverson  Jas Underwood (521) 
Jas Underwood 
 

(498) 
(521) 

John Cracknell jun
William Haverson

 
 

Ho 
Ho & Shop 
Ho & Shop 
Ho & Shop 
grocer
dwelling & shop 
grocer
grocer
grocer
grocer
provision merchant
 
seedsman & miller
corn dealer
corn dealer
corn dealers
seedsmen

 

£16
 
 
 

£16
£16
£16 

William Haverson
Wm Haverson 
Richard Sharp 

(647) 

 
 

 

Haverson, Ipswich 
 
 
 
 
 
William Haverson        
 
 
 
 
 

Sharp, Richard 
Richard Sharp 
Richard Sharp 
Richard Sharp 
Albert Jordan 
Arthur Forder 
 
William Bartram 
William Bartram 
William Bartram 
W Bartram Ltd 
W Bartram Ltd 

4 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms & shop 
3 occupants

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
£33

 
 
 
 
 

Bartrams width of facade:  
No 35

6.12 meters }   depth 6.4 meters
 
9.1 meters   }
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New Market 35:  Shaftsbury Lodge

Listed Building:
 
wood cornice. 2 octagonal flues on square base. Modern shop front. Half timbered on south elevation.

Early  17 century. 2 storeys. Brick painted. 3 windows, sash with flush frames and glazing bars. Flat arches with keystones. Pantiles.

1570    Bec Man Rent NMar 18
1576    Task  NMar 2 
 
1593    Task NMar 3 
 
1600.1
1615c Task  L 10 
 
 

 

Thomas Downing, for a messuage late Rede  (no 35)  
Thomas Downyng, for his house that he dwelleth in, late Mr John Rede
before William Rede       
Thomas Downing for his house that he do dwell in, late Mr Rede    
[in margin: Nicholas Lockington Jun]

 
 
 
Rent  16d
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Task  3s 0d
Task  3s 0d

 
Robert Morful

Nicholas Lockington, Jnr , newly built in or by the New Market late Robert Morful
after Nicholas Lockington, gent, his father  [folio 63] 
[Nicholas Lockington, gent was a highly successful lawyer. Details of his will of 1623 are given in “Old
Beccles” page 15, edited by Nesta Evans, 1991. This building had already been given by Father John
Lockington to son John Lockington before the will was written. It is described (along with number 33)

 
 

 
 
 
Task 3s 0d

as two messuages in New Market.]
Humphrey Brewster 1602-67 was a member of the Brewster family of Wrentham Hall, who had built the Hall in the 16th

1600.1

century.  It was pulled down about 1810. Humphrey Brewster  was the fourth son, who married Ann
Atkins whose father was an Alderman of Norwich. The family was Puritan in persuasion and supporters
of    Parliament  against    King  Charles  I  during  the  Civil  War.  Humphrey  was  a  Colonel  in  the
Parliamentary army. He is mentioned a couple of times in the Feoffees Accounts: first in 1651 at the time
of the Battle of Worcester when a soldier from the Town’s Army at Beccles was sent to Yarmouth. The
second mention was in 1659 when John Dade, a Royalist was Collector of the Feoffees:
“Item:  Spent  upon  a  Saturday  at  Farrow’s  [at  the  White  Lion,  then  15-19  New Market] when Mr
Brewster and the soldiers desired to speak with me about a garrison house and an allowance weekly for
the supply of coals and candles, which was by me denied to give or allow any at all for such king killing  
purposes
.”

 
 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY

1671   Task P33  
 
 

William Playters, for parcel of tenement sometime Lockington late Humphrey Brewster
in New Market vid Nich   Lockington jnr. (folio 263)    
The Playters family had owned Sotterley since the 15th century and monuments to them fill the church
there. William Playters was a doctor and was probably a younger son of Sir Thomas Playters. It is likely
that he died at the end of the century and was succeeded by his nephew, Sir John, the fourth Baronet,
who did not want to live there, as he was based at Sotterley and sold it fairly soon.

Sir John Playters, tenement late Brewster in New Market (now Wm Barnes)   
1s 4d
William Barnes, for tenement in New Market late Brewster since Playters  
William Barnes was a baker and Portreeve of Beccles in 1721 and made his will at the end of March
1730 at the age of 60. His eldest son, also named William Barnes [born 1700] and two other sons are
mentioned in his will, as is his house in the Market Place which he purchased from Sir John Playters,
Bart. He also owned a farm in Worlingham.

William Barnes, tenement late Playters before Thurston   
1s 4d
John Barnes, for a tenement late Sir John Playters formerly Brewster in New Market   
1s 4d

 
 

 
 
 
Task 1s 0d
1700
 
 
 
Rent
Beccles Manor  Rental

1707
 

Task Book B82 
 
 
Task 1s 0d
 
1736    Beccles Manor Rental 34 
 
 
 
 
Rent
1751   Beccles Manor Rental 12 
 
Rent

1800.1
 

Matthias Kerison
 

Kerrison lived in Bungay, but purchased property in areas round about. He was a highly successful
merchant who made large sums during the Napoleonic wars. He died in 1827.

Sir Edward Kerison, Bart., messuage in New Market formerly John Barnes late of  Matthias Kerison

1828   Beccles Manor Court 

 
Lionel Swan a messuage or tenement on west side of New Market formerly Barnes since Sir E Kerison  
Lionel Swan was a  plumber 
SALE: Furniture of Miss Woods, deceased.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 4d
1837   Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 4d
1872
Beccles Paper 24 Sep 
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1892
 

Beccles Paper 3 May 

SALE: New Market, Mrs Eastaugh
Well situated & convenient Freehold Residence with good Garden, now in the occupation of Mrs S Jones
a yearly tenant at Rent of £33-12s

 
 

 
1576
1593
1841
1845
1850
1851
1851 CENSUS
 
1855
1860
1861
1865
1870
1871
1875
1880
1881
1885
1890
1891
1895
1896
1904
1906  Survey 
1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1954
1954
1965
1974
2002

 
Thomas Downing
Thomas Downing
Lionel Swan       
Lionel Swan 
Rachel Swan 
Rachel Swan     

OWNER

 
Thomas Downing

 
OCCUPANT
 

 
(387) 
(410) 

HWR Davey 
HWR Davey 
Emma Sloper 
Emma Sloper 

surgeon
 
Ho 
school 

 
 
 
 

 
Ho 
 
 

£26.10
£23-5s
£23-5s
£23

 

empty
Rachel Swan 
HE Woods 
HE Woods        
Hannah E Woods
Hannah E Woods
HE Woods 
HE Woods exors 
HE Woods reps 
HE Woods 
HE WOODS reps 
Mrs Primrose Eastaugh  (528)
Mrs Eastaugh 
Henry Hopson 
Henry Hopson   
Henry Hopson 

(437) 
(432) 

MA Bruce 
HE Woods 
HE Woods 
Hannah E Woods
HE Woods 
Henrietta Woods
Rich Horsley 
Robert Horsley 

Rev G Boycott 
Grace Wilton Jones

 
 
resident
Ho 
 
resident
Ho 
Ho & Garden 
 
Ho & Garden 
Ho & Garden 

Ho 
Ho 
 
 
Ho 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
£24-10s
 
£24-10
£24-10s
£24
£24-10
£25
£25 

£26-5s
£26-5s
£26.05

 
(433) 
(452) 

£24-10s

 
(442) 
(461) 

 
(505) 

 
 
 

 
(528) 

Frank Seago 
Frank Seago 
Wilfred Rix 
 
Lt-Col HJ Michael
Rose Hayes 
Miss RG Hayes 
Noel Sherrard 
Noel Sherrard 
H Sherrard 
/
Misses Sherard
Albert Girling
Harry Vince
Stanley Evans 
Miss Girling
Miss M Girling
Saxon 

Ho & Garden 
solicitor

 
 
 
dwelling

£25
£24.10
£34
5 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms

 

 
 
 

 
Hopson 

resident
Michael, Lt-Col 

8 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
H Sherrard       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

girls’ school [Gresham House]
girls school  [Shaftsbury Lodge] 
surgeon
physician & surgeon
surgeon

 
 
 
£35
opthalmic optician
 
alternative therapists
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NEW MARKET 31,33,35
 
 

It seems certain that the building mentioned in the court action of Richard Flatman v Thomas Downinge of
18 June 1591 is that listed in the Task Books of 1576 (before the fire) and 1593 (when the building had been
rebuilt, as described in the document).
It is sometimes difficult to be certain that the buildings listed in 1576 and 1593 are the same as those listed
in the mid seventeenth century, as there is no Task Book covering the years between 1593 and about 1630.
Nevertheless it is clear from the Task Book that Nicholas Lockington junior owned Thomas Downing's
building, and although he was the owner of quite a lot of property (Nicholas Lockington senior listed
twenty-four properties in his will, that he owned, including this one) there seems little doubt that this is in
fact one and the same house.
Nos 33 and 35 together have a frontage of 64ft  facing the New Market, including the doorway leading to
the back of the premises. This seems to be the right size for the building described, but without No 31 the

 
 
 
 
 
 

Task adds up to only 2s 0d instead of 3s 0d. Presumably number 31 was included in the property.
 Nicholas Lockington's Will:
 

1623
 

"I will, if my son Nicholas hath issue male, that he shall have the head and capital messuage wherein I now
dwell."  
[This is Thomas Downing's house. At the time of the1593 Task Book Nicholas Lockington was living at
No 12 Northgate
"Northgate [62]:  Nicholas Lockington for the tenement wherein he dwelleth late Harvey before Bradley,
Camell    Task 1s 8d"
This is not the Task Book charge on the property in New Market nor of parts of it. He had obviously
moved house since  
When I wrote the previous details, I had not read the last page of the contract dispute. The mention of
Bartram's [No 35] is rather amazing as this appears to be exactly the right dimensions for the building if the
larger measurement  was at right angles to the street rather than face on to the street. This suggests that
the building might still be there in an altered form. Would Lockington describe a building as "newly built"
in about 1630 if it had been rebuilt in 1587? Or is it a rebuilding at a later date on the same site, with
perhaps some of the old building remaining?
Robert Woolnough mentioned in the contract owned No 4 The Walk. His will of 1597 describes him as a
yeoman. There is no mention of those premises being an inn or tavern in the tax records. (I have not seen
his will). The house next door (No 3) was the Angel from 1681 at least.
The White Lion was situated at Nos 15, 17 and 19 New Market. The first mention I can find of its being
called the White Lion was in an Indenture of 1633:
"between William Legate, of Beccles, gent, of the first part and Henry Legate of Peasenhall, yeoman of the
other  part  for  £100.  All those messuages called or known by the name of the White Lion and all the
houses,  edifices,  stables,  yards,  gardens,  orchards,  lands,  tenements  now  in  the  occupation  of John
Barfoot. The sum of £13 to be paid yearly during Henry (?) Legate's life.".
I do not think it comprised all those buildings (15,17,19) at that time as the Task seems to have been split
between Legate and Thomas Fletcher. By 1664 it was combined again.
Presumably the Lion moved from the Walk to Nos 15,17,19 some time between 1587 and 1633.
No 6 New Market was called the Red

 
 
(Northgate House):
 
 
 
 
1593. As a lawyer he would have been better placed in the centre of the town.]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

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37 New Market

Listed Building:
 
Ground floor, early 19 century shop front with wood case with pilasters; also 1 sash window with near-flush-frame and now with
central glazing bars only.

Probably 18 century. 2 storeys and attic. 2 windows. Near-flush-frame sash with glazing bars. Pantile roof. Dorme4r sash window.

1576    Task
 
1593    Task NMar 60
 
 
1664    Beccles Manor Rental 
1664    Beccles Manor Rental 

 

Rowland Gathorne for a tenement now his Garden late Whyte        
Rowland Gathorne for another tenement there wasted late Tylden   
John Gathorne for a tenement now a Garden sometime Henry Whyte and John Barye 
John Gathorne for a tenement there wasted sometime Tydells now part of  the Garden.  
Thurton  ???
John Parkinson, late Thurston 
William Welton for the Crown & Wall next the Churchyard south and for a tenement late Thurton 

 
 

 
 

Task 4d
Task 2d
Task 4d
Task 2d

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 1d

 
William Welton for a garden in the New Market late Parkinson    
William  Cheston,  Gentleman,  for  an  Orchard  sometime divers tenements called  the Crown Wall lying
between the messuage of Humphrey Brewster Esq on the south and the lands next Beccles Churchyard on
the north abutting on the Market Place eastwards. Late John Parkinson.     

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Task 6d

Rent 1s 1d

1660?      Task 
1657    Beccles Manor Court

 

 
 
 

 
Rent 14d
Task 6d

 
William Welton for a garden in the New Market late Parkinson       
Arthur Mann for his tenement called the Swan and the Great Garden now Richard Bendy  Poor Rate £8
Dr Playters for a piece called the Great Yard in Beccles late Arthur Mann
Sir John Playters for the Crown Wall and a tenement late Thurston 
William Barnes for a Garden lying in the New Market formerly Parkinson since Welton 
John Barnes for a Garden in New Market formerly Parkinson since Welton
late his Father's                                              
Matthias Kerrison of Bungay, Esq hath commits a trespass on the waste  of this Manor called the Cliff
adjoining  the  stables  and  buildings  belonging  to  him  by taking down an ash timber tree without the
consent of the Lord of  the Manor.
Matthias Kerrison of Bungay, Esq, Relinquishes his claim to ash timber tree  taken down by his order upon
the Cliff for which he was amerced. Amercement remitted
To Grocers: To be LET & entered upon Lady Day next: A very desirable HOUSE & SHOP situate in the
Market Place, Beccles. The stock, which is small with the fixtures, to be taken at a face valuation. Apply
personally to Mr Joseph Roe, the present occupier, who has engaged in another concern.
Offer  of Mathias Kerison Esq for sale of the Garden in the occupation of   James Laws adjoining the
Churchyard at £300 rejected.
Sale:  Lot 1: New Market: Dwelling House in occupation of Lionel Swan. Front   shop, parlour, keeping
room, 3 excellent bedrooms on first floor, 2 attics, kitchen and wash-house. Spacious workshop detached
with chambers; yard, stable, gig-house and hay-loft and pump.
Lionel  Swan,  messuage  on  the  west  side  of  New  Market  formerly  Barnes  since  Sir  Edward  Kerison.                                

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

1660.1 Task  
1671    Survey 
1674    Beccles Manor Court
1693     Beccles Manor Court 
1722     Task 
1736    Task
 
1816

 

 
 

Rent 1s 1d
 

Rent 1s 1d
Task 6d

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 6d
 
Beccles Manor Court
Amerced 5s.
1818    Beccles Manor Court
 
1821
Ipswich Journal 29 Dec 
1823
Vestry Minutes, 5 June 
1837
 
26 June
1837    Beccles Manor Court
 

 
Rachel Swan, widow, Messuage on west side of New Market late Lionel Swan before Sir Edward Kerison                            

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 4d
1850    Beccles Manor Court
 

 
George Harding, painter, plumber, glazier, taking over business of RT Cullen. Has assortment of Stained
Glass
TO BE LET: Dwelling House , Shop & Garden now in the occupation of Thomas Pert in New Market
[Pert moved to no 33 New Market]
SALE: Instructions from Mrs Swan to sell:
LOT 1: Dwelling House, Shops & part of Garden in New Market in occupation of Mr Pert, plumber, glazier
and painter & in which the said business has been carried on for the last 35 years.
LOT 2: Small piece of Garden ground adjoining above
LOT 3: Remaining part of Garden & fruit trees & bushes & 2 vineries
LOT 4: Two-stalled Stable adjoining lot 2 with approach from Cliff.
TO BE LET: Dwelling House, Shop, Garden now in the occupation of Mr Pert in New Market

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 4d
1857
Beccles Paper 13 Sep 

1862
 
1862
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 19 Aug 
 

 
 
 
1862

 
 
 

Beccles Paper 16 Sep 
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1862
Beccles Paper 30 Sep 

Mr  Thomas  Pert,  plumber, glazier, painter moves his business two doors from his former residence to
premises late in the occupation of Mr Taylor

1862    Indenture 
1865    Beccles Manor Court

Sale of Garden behind Tower House to Harriet Cooper
Harriet Cooper messuage on west side of New Market late Rachel Swan formerly  Lionel Swan & before of
Sir Edward Kerrison, Bart 
Mrs Syder thanks for suppot given to her husband, She continues with the business
ADVERTISEMENT: W Steer, 37 Market Place, Beccles; Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, Silver & Electro Plated
Goods; By appointment to the Corporation of Beccles in charge of the Town Clock for over forty years.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 4d

1873
1933

Beccles Paper 11 Feb 
Beccles Advert Cttee 

1841
1845
1851
1851 CENSUS
A18 
A18 
A18 

Lionel Swan 
Lionel Swan 
Rachel Swan 

 
(388) 

Lionel Swan 
Lionel Swan 
James Collins 

 
 
 

Painter/ Glazier 
Ho & Outbldgs 
Plumber/ Glazier 

£17-5s
£15-5s
£18-5s

 

John Collins 
Margaret Munk 
Richard Cullen 



 
 
 

25 
46 
26 

tenementerden, Kent 
tenementerden, Kent 
Sleaford, Lincs 

Head 
Housekp
Foreman Grainer

Plumber & Glazier
Housekeeper

lodger?

1855
1855
1860
1860
1861
1865
1870
1871
1875
1880
1881
1881 census
739 

Rachel Swan 
Rachel Scott 
Rachel Swan 
Rachel Swan 
Rachel Swan 
Harriet Cooper 
Harriet Cooper 
Harriet Cooper 
Harriet Cooper 
Harriet Cooper 
Harriet Cooper 

(438) 
(439) 
(433) 
(433) 

Maria Fennesy 
Rich Cullen 
W & T Pert 
W & T Pert 
Thomas Pert 
George Syder 
George Syder 
George Syder d 1873 @ 65 
Lorina Syder d 1878 @ 71 
Samuel Pells 
Elizabeth Johnson

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ho & Garden 
Shop 
Ho & Garden 
Shop 
Plumber/ Glazier 
Ho Garden & Shop
Ho Gdn Wokshops
Cabinet Maker 
Ho Gdn Workshop
Ho & Shops 
Fancy Shop 

£17-10s
£8-15s
£17-10s
£8-15s
£17-10s
£20 
£20 
£20
£20 
£20 
£20

 
1r
 
 
1r
 

 
(434) 
(453) 

 
 

1r
1r

 
(443) 
(462) 

 
 

1r
1r

 
 

 
NMar 

Elizabeth JOHNSON
Shop
Mary A. BARBER 
(506) 

30 
Swaffham, Norfolk, England
Head 
Barline   Wool   &   Fancy

740 
1885
1890
1895
1896
1904
1906  Survey 
1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974

NMar 
Sarah Cooper 
Henry Cooper 
Henry Cooper 
Henry Cooper 
Henry Cooper 


John Porter 
Napoleon Kimbell
William Steer 
William Steer 
Wiliam Steer 
Steer, William 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

62 
 
 
 
 
 
dwelling & shop 
 
 
 
 
 
William Steer 
 


Ho Shop Wareho
 
Ho Shop Wareho
Watch Maker
Watch Maker 

Barnham Broom, Norfolk, England 
Mother

£20
Ho Shop Wareho

 
(529) 

£20
£20
 

 
Tracy JF

£20

5 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms & shop 
William Steer 
William Steer 
William Steer 
William Steer 
William Steer 

4 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Watch Maker 
Watch Maker

watch maker
Watch Maker
watch maker
Watch Maker
watch maker

 
Mrs Moore

 
 

£20
 
MD Steer

 
 
 

Mrs Moore

 
 
 

 
 
 

Mrs M Moore
 
 

 
 

Mrs M Moore
Mrs M Moore 

GARDEN

1845
1850
The Garden was divided. One part was still listed as The Garden of 1r 5p; The other 1r was attached to No 37 Newmarket
1855
1860
1865

Lionel Swan 
Rachel Swan 

(388) 
(411) 

Lionel Swan 
John Collins 

Garden  
Garden  

 
 

 
 

£4-10s
£4-10s

 
 

2r 5p
2r 5p

Rachel Scott 
Rachel Swan 
Harriet Cooper 

(438) 
(434) 
(435) 

Slevely & Scott 
George Stacey 
William Knights 

Garden
Garden
Garden & Vinery 

 
 

 
 
 

£7-10s
£5-10s
£7-5s 

 
 
 

1r 5p
1r 5p 
1r 5p

1870
1875
1880

Harriet Coper 
Harriet Cooper 
Harriet Coper 

(454) 
(444) 
(463) 

William Knights
William Knights
William Knights

Garden & Vinery
Garden & Vinery
Garden & Vinery

 
 
 

£7-5s 
£7-5s 
£7-5s 

 
 
 

1r 5p
1r 5p
1r 5p

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1885
The whole Garden of 2r 5p is now incorporated into No 39 Tower House
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New Market 39  Tower House

Listed Building:
 
Ground floor window now wit central glazing bars only. North face, to churchyard, 3 windows including blank panels. Graound floor pair of
panelled shutters. 2 pedimented dormers. Wood ogee bracket cornice. Pantiles. Sashes in flush frames with flat arches. Entrance door with
6 fielded panels, and plain fan in wood case with dentil cornice.
Vestry Minutes 1776:
 

18 century. 2 storeys and attic. Red brick. 3 near-flush-frame sash windows, at ist floor, with glazing bars. Pedimented dormer.
"an house newly built by Mr Seth Land." [land purchased 1776]

In 1576 Tower House was a privately owned house, which seems to have been burnt down in the “Great Fire of Beccles” in 1584.
It was still “wasted” [in a ruinous condition and un occupied} in 1593. It appears not to have been rebuilt as a house, but as a
stables  and  coach  house  belonging  to  the  Swan Tavern together with “Great Garden” behind it.. The two properties were

divided
after Tower House had been built in 1788.

1576    Task
1593    Task
1671    Survey 
1746    Beccles Manor Court

 
 

Widow Tower for the corner house, late Chaplens                   
Owners of the corner house next the Church Gate, late Towers, wasted 
Mann, Arthur, his tenement called the Swan and the Great Garden now Richard Bendy's 
William Bendy for the White Swan with Backhouse yard and Stable in occupation of Charles Jenkinson or
his assignees.
To be let with a small part of the stock, The White Swan, Public House in the centre of the Town near the
new Hall, with a large stable, coach house etc. Enquire Clarke or James Gardiner present tenant.
Seth Land for a tenement called the Swan late Bendy (this included the Stables and Coach House on the
site of Tower House)
It was ordered that the Churchyard be enlarged by taking in a footpath on the south side of the same and
such portion of ground at the south east corner as will make an handsome sweep in the wall from the
steeple to an house newly built by Mr. Seth Land and that an additional gate be erected to be occasionally
opened at ye request of the said Mr Land. [he owned no 39 New Market] or  Mr John Barnes [he owned 33
New Market].
The  homage  aforesaid  on  their  oaths  do  present  the  Churchwardens  of  the  Parish  of  Beccles  for  a
encroachment made on the waste of this manor by enclosing this way from the Market Place in Beccles
aforesaid  to  Puddingmoor  Street  on  the  south  side  of  the  Churchyard  &  laying  the  same    into  the
churchyard.]
Seth  Land,  Blacksmith, prays that his Tax or Task of 10 pence belonging jointly to the Swan and the
messuage  in  the  occupation  of  Mrs  Davey  adjoining  the  Churchyard  shall in future be annexed and
considered  to  belong  to  the  messsuage  in Mrs. Davey's occupation, he having sold the Swan to Mr
Robert Reeve of Halesworth and excepted out of the sale and conveyance the Tax or Task and all benefit
and advantage arising....
Will of  Seth Land: Leaves his house to Mary, my wife and all household goods, [after her death?] to his
kinsman William Land of Blow Norton, Norfolk and Edward Bery of  St Andrew Ilketshall in trust for Seth
Land,  of ? and Seth Land, son of William Land until they reach the age of 26.
I give and bequeath to Mary my wife out thereof [his property] one annuity of a clear yearly sum of £21,
free  from  all  taxes  during  her  life,  provided  she  shall  not  permit  or  suffer  Jeremiah  Rodwell of Great
Yarmouth in the County of Norfolk, alehouse keeper, or Elizabeth, his wife, to reside and dwell with her,
which if she should do this, I give her the sum of £20 a year only, which said annuity to be paid in equal
payments.  
[Jeremiah Rodwell appears to have lived next door at 32 New Market - see Manor Court Books since 1733]
Ten shillings a year .. out of the rents and profits of my messuage in the occupation of  Owen Holmes
amongst the poor of the parish of Beccles.
[Seth Land married Mary Ripper in  May 1758]
Mrs Land
Robert Chipperfield (possibly a mortgage)
ORIENTATION: INDENTURE: Between Robert Chipperfield, Innkeeper, and Elizabeth Cotton, spinster for
£450
Formerly in the occupation of  Mrs Catherine Reeve, since of  Owen Holmes and then of his widow and

 

 
 

 
 

Task 8d
Task 8d
Poor Rate £8

 
1766     Norwich Paper 19 July 
1776     Beccles Manor Court
 
1778    Beccles Vestry Minutes
 
[1779    Beccles Manor Court 
1788    Corp of BecFen 10 Apr
 
1790
 
Wil18 Dec
 
 

 
 

 
 

Witness: GWB Bohun, Thomas Denny, Robert Jay

 
1799    Land Tax 
1807    Indenture 
1807  Private Deeds 

 
 
 
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now of  Miss Mary Temple, widow, on the part of the NORTH;  
on the Gardens of Matthias Kerrison, Esq., on the part of the WEST;
in occupation of Mrs Cowling.
Other buildings in the occupation of Robert Burgess [in 1810], Widow Cadmore [in 1781], John Boon,
Samuel Fletteor, Robert Sparrow, Esq., and Robert Chipperfield
Sale: Lot 2  Brick and tiled sashed dwelling adjoining Lot 1 [37 New Market] in  occupation of Mrs Ann
Clarke; Vestibule, parlour, keeping room, excellent cellars, store, kitchen, sitting room on first floor with
veranda and view of  the Waveney; 3 sleeping rooms and 4 attics.
ORIENTATION:  INDENTURE  Between  Sir  Edward  Kerrison  of  Oakley  Park  in  Suffolk  and Lionel for
5shillings
ALL  freehold messuages or tenements and stable and outbuildings, yards, gardens, lands, 2 roods 13
perches .
ABUTTING premises belonging to Jemima Chipperfield. [Tower House]
Barney William Collins to the SOUTH;
Formerly the estate of John Barnes, grandfather of Sir Edwaard Kerrison, late in the occupation of Robert
Jarman
INDENTURE 6 April: Kerrison to Lionel Swan for £500
ORIENTATION of GARDEN: INDENTURE 25 October: Abutting on the messuage in the occupation of
Mary Temple, lately purchased by Thomas Farr, to the NORTH;
on the messuage there late of Matthias Kerrison, Esq belonging to Lionel Swan on the EAST;
in the occupation of William Hooke and Richard Chippefield, Rachel Swan
Thomas Farr
WILL OF THOMAS FARR, retired brewer, of Waveney Hous, Puddingmoor
I give to Harriot Cooper of Beccles, spinster, now residing in my family, a messuage in Beccles used as a
Dispensary  [8  Hungate]  &  also  a  messuage  in Beccles near the Church Gate [37 New Market] in the
occupation of Mrs Clarke & adjoining the premises of Mr Lionel Swan, - to hold the said premises &
appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Harriot Cooper & her heirs for ever
[Harriot Cooper was born in 1804 and was the daughter of Henry Cooper, cabinet maker & landlord of
the White Swan Public House, 36 New Market , who died in April 1845. She died unmarried & intestate
26 May 1881. The properties were inherited by her brother’s son Henry Cooper, of 105 Murray Street,
Hoxton.]

Harriet Cooper
SALE: Garden behind Tower House:  Rachel Swan to Harriet Cooper.
Henry Cooper of Hoxton
 Sale:  Sarah Cooper for £300
INDENTURE: 11 October: Rachel Swan to Harriet Cooper
SALE of surplus FURNITURE at TOWER HOUSE, New Market by Duurants for Mrs Boutell

 
 
 

 
 
 

1837    26 June 
1837
 
Private Deeds 5 April:
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

1837
1837

Private Deeds 
Private Deeds 

 
 
1837   Indenture 
1845
 

 
 

Will: 30 July 
 
 
 

1850    Will 
1862
1881
1881
1862
1887

 
Intestate: inherited 
 
Private Deeds 
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1781
1788
1799
1807
1810
1814
1820
1824
1828
1832
1841
1845
1850
1851
1851 CENSUS
A17 
A17 
A17 
A17 
A17 
A17 
A17 
1855
1860
1861
1865
1870
1871
1875
1881
1881
1881 census
742 
743 
1885
1890
1895
1896
1904
1906 Survey 
1907
1912
1914
1922
1927
1933
1948
1954
 
1965
1974

OWNER 
Seth Land 
Seth Land 
Mrs Land 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomas Farr 
Thomas Farr 
Thomas Farr 
Harriet Cooper 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OCCUPANT
Catherine Reeve 
Mrs Davey
Owen Holmes      
Mrs Owen Holmes                  
Mrs Mary Temple                  
Baskett, Francis, late          
Mrs Lockwood                    
George Lovett *   [see below]          
George Lovett * 
Charles Clarke                    
Ann Clarke                       
Ann Clarke 
JA Love                 
JA Love

 
 
 
£7-10s
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ho 
Ho 
Ho 

£1-8s land tax
£6
£6
£10
£10
£9-6s-8d
£9-6s-8d
£9-6s-8d
£18-10s
£16-5s
£16-5s
£16-5s

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
(389) 
(412) 

 
 
 

 
 

John A Love 
Elizabeth Love 
Elizabeth Love 
Amelia Love 
Louisa Love 
Adelaide Love 
Hannah Adams 
Harriet Cooper 
Hariet Cooper 
Harriet Cooper 
Harriet Cooper 
Harriet Cooper 
Harriet Cooper 
Harriet Cooper 
Harriet Cooper 
Harriet Cooper 







53 
51 
 
 
 
 
 
Sarah Smith, died 1856  aged 66 
Harriet Cooper 
Harriet Cooper                   
HarrietCooper 
Harriet Cooper 
Harriet Cooper 
Harriet Coper 
Harriet Cooper 
Harriet Cooper 

Barnby, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
29 
28 
20 
19 
19 

 

Head 
Sister 

General Aghent [d 1856 @ 57]

 
Lakenham, Norwich 
Lakenham, Norwich 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Heveningham, Suffolk 

Dau
Dau
Dau
Dau
 
Ho 
£17-10s
£18
£18
£18
£18
£18
£18
£18

 
 

Serv 
£17-10s

House Servant

 
(435) 

 
Ho 
 
Ho 
Ho 
 
Ho 
Ho 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
(436) 
(455) 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
(445) 
(464) 

 

Harriet COOPER 
Elizabeth FRESTON   U 
Sarah Cooper 
Henry Cooper 
Henry Cooper 
Henry Cooper 
John Tracy 

     U 

76 
 
John Boutell 
Alice Tracy 
Alice Tracy & John Fingle 
Miss Tracey                     
Alice Tracy 
Tracy, JF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
dental surgeons:-  Robert Strange, Mrs Mary Ann Strange, Jim Lumsden
dental surgeons:-  Robert Strange, Mrs Mary Ann Strange, Jim Lumsden


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Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
 

Head 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Ho Gdn Vinery 
Ho Gdn Vinery 
Ho Gdn Vinery 

Income From House Dividends
Servant

General Servant Domestic

(507) 
(530) 
(530) 

£27
£27 
£30 

2r 5p
2r 5p

 

 
Tracy, JF

 
 
Miss Tracy
John Tracy
Miss Tracy
John Tracy
Miss Tracy
John Tracy 
John F Tracy
John F Tracy
Robert Strange 

 
6 bedrooms, 4 sitting rooms

 
£40

dwelling
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
£55
 
 
 

£70
 

 

*George  Lovett  who  rented  the  house  in  the  1820s  was  an  interesting  character.  He  embezzled  over  £600  from  a  bank
(subsequently  Barclays),  which  stood  in  Ballygate  where  College  House  now  stands.  He  was cashier at the bank. He was
transported to Van Diemens Land in 1830. He managed to obtain a free passage for his wife and 8 children to Van Diemens Land
in 1831. There is a George Lovett Society in Australia/Tasmania of his descendants numbering 800? Is it on the Internet?
 
considerable amount of pathos. I wonder if it was a report by Charles Dickens who was working as a court reporter at this time -
but perhaps not in Ipswich? A lost work by Dickens??!

His  trial  was  reported  in  the  Ipswich  Journal  on  7  August,  1830  [I  have  details  of  the  article].  It is told with a
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TWO HOUSES IN THE New Market, BECCLES
Numbers 31-35 New Market
Plaintiff:  Richard  Flatman  of  Alburgh, [to the north of the Bungay to Harleston Road, about 12 miles from Beccles], Norfolk,

Yeoman.
In dispute with
Thomas Downinge, the elder, draper of Beccles, over building a house in Beccles
A Contract was made between the two men on 24 March 1587 [four months after the Great Fire] and £100 was paid.
The Plaintiff claimed that after the work had started Downinge changed his mind and asked for a larger and more ornamental house

than originally agreed.
The cost of the wood was about £300 and Flatman employed 16 carpenters and sawyers.

THE FIRST HOUSE
 

The inside measurement of the house to be 50ft by 20ft, and the walls to be of mason’s work up to the eaves, but the

windows doors and gates to be of timber.
The floor of the cellar is to be made from sufficiently good beams and joists. The planks are to be good and strong, made of

 

oak    (without  sap).  The doors to the  cellar should be arched. The cellar should be  partitioned. The
doorway leading into the street should have two good  posts, one either side. There should be a window
facing the street  similar in fashion to the shop where Robert Wolnowe  lives, called the Lyon [ No 4 The
Walk]. The  doors and windows to be finished in the same way . There should be one door into the street

another into the yard.
And a good fair strong pentus furnished and covered with oak-quartered-board all the length of the shop & to have an iron

 

grating over the shop door of a foot depth.
And also a gate house 10 foot wide with a fair gate in front with fair battens and strongly lined. And a fair comely square

 

clicket with battens and a gate. And a gate at the other end finished in  the same way.
And a great window in the parlour to be 15 ft long and 5 ft high within the cills and there should be no more than 12 inches

 

between every pillar, with a large pillar in the middle. And the pillars are to be fair and comely, made in  the
best fashion. Every pillar to be 4 inches thick with fair broad bay stocks of fine plank. The floor  4 inches
thick and to have strong lintels  the whole breadth of the walls. There should be another window next to

the yard in the parlour; all to be made of clean and seasoned timber.
And a pair of stairs to be a total of ten foot wide, to be made large and comely, so that  at least two people may go up

 

abreast ; The stair house to be of  timber, outside the walls, with as many landings  as  may be necessary,
and 4 clearstorey windows for light. The floor  to be planked throughout the first
sufficient beams and cross beams in the parlour, every beam to have stays to hold it in the walls, and the
beams to overhang the breadth of the house, with no more than ten foot between each beam and to be laid
with good planks and sufficient joists, as many as there ought to be, and to be no longer than ten foot

floor, with good and

long each.
And all the beams and joists in the parlour to be moulded, and all the rest throughout the building to be chamfered and

 

planed and all the floor planks to be of good oak.
 And the ceiling of  the parlour to have half inch board quartered and well planed towards the joists and laid so that they do

 

not create a trough ?.
The chimney in the parlour to have a closet on each side with a fully finished timber window. Also on each side of the

 

chimney above in the
And  in  the  chamber  over  the  shop  on  each  side  of  the  chimney  two  similar  closets  fully  finished  with windows and

parlour chamber there should be closets either side finished with similar lights.
 

everything else like the others.
The chambers to have three great windows facing the street, and one facing the yard 10 foot long each and five foot high.
And another window over the gate house

 
 

8 foot long and five foot high, all made of good and clean seasoned timber like the

window in the parlour, and all of them to have strong and fair lintels over them the breadth of the wall.
The two chambers at the north end to have a gallery with a partition in the west side with two windows 3 foot long each and

 

two foot and a half high, and to have two wooden partitions between the chambers.
And the attic roof of the upper floor to be fully finished with fair stairs up to it in the stair house and with sufficient good

 

beams and joists.
And  the roof to be made of sawn oak spars, the principal spars must be suitable for the best quality  French roof , 18 foot in

 
length. Every principal spar to have two substantial long braces fastened with two long mortices each and
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to the collar beam, and to be moulded from top to bottom and rounded on both sides. Every other spar to

have a wind beam.
The roof to be double belfried ? or double perald ? and double braced.
The roof to have three lights, three overlooking the street and one the yard, all the great windows each to be five foot high  

 
 

and ? [8] foot long like the other windows with fair broad bay stocks of fine planks, 4 foot above the floor.
And as many good large spars as will be necessary are to be used for the roof. 

 
All  the  eaves  to  be  boarded using hart

lath, suitable for the roof and everywhere else.
Also a porch in front of the gate house leading up to the attic roof with a great window the full length similar to the other

 

windows. On each side a large clearstorey with a strong roof suitable to be leaded or tiled, and the foot to
be 8 foot square inside the walls.

THE SECOND HOUSE
Richard Flatman has undertaken to provide for £100 all the timber, and building work and workmanship, with the whole job complete,

for the house fifty foot long and eighteen foot wide within the walls.
The walls to be masons’ work up to the eaves, except for the doors and windows, and to be joined up with a roof to the other

 

house.
First a stair house finished 10 foot square with such windows, lights and other things that are necessary. Also one pantry or

 

buttery of timber opposite the stair house in the hall, leaving an entry between them with sufficient doors
and lights; and a door into the cellar stairs out of the pantry, 3 foot wide if the room will serve and

Renoutes. ?
A  place for a chimney for 4 fires within the house, with a pair of stairs on one side of the chimney up to the first floor, and

 

up to the attic roof, and sufficient light for the stairs.
And in the hall 2 great windows 9 foot long each and five foot high within the cills, with fair bay stocks to lean upon the

 

strong lintels to every window the breadth of the walls.
And for the first floor sufficient good beams and joists all chamfered and planed and well and strongly planked with good

 

oak boards.
And in the chambers two great windows for one, and two great windows for the other chamber of   9 foot long each and five

 

foot high, with windows like the windows already described.
And for the next floor sufficient good beams and joists all chamfered and planed and thoroughly planked with oak boards.
 

 
 

And the roof to lie three foot above the floor and to be a French roof like the pattern and fashion of the
other roof, with 4 great windows, like the windows in the other roof, placed 3 on one side. And spars, feet
and eave boards and sufficient hart lathe for the roof and a timber partition at the end of the house up to

the top, with doors and door stalls.
All the timber, the timber work and blacksmiths work finished   for one little parlour at the west end of the house close to the

 

gable end, the same size as before with a door into a yard 3 foot wide. And 3 great windows of 8 ft long
and five foot high, each within the windows, one for the lower rooms and two for the chambers above,
with fair bay stocks and lintels for the same windows, and only one floor for this house. And two main
trees
 of timber for the main chimneys  and planks for the stairs up to the chamber, and sufficient beams
and  joists  for  the chamber, to be chamfered and planed and strong planks to be used with good oak

boards,
The roof to be of sawn oak, with timber and spars for the feet and eaves board.
Also one fair gate and gate posts fairly moulded and made with battens for the partition wall in the court yard, where it stood

 
 

before

 
 

All the timber used to be good, clean and sound and of the best white-hearted oak without any sap or knots that would be

harmful or spoil the appearance of the work. Joists to be of good seasoned oak boards without sap or
holes and to be perfectly jointed without gaps.

The work to be finished by 1 August 1587
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New Market 2 & 4

DESCRIPTION OF THE KING’S HEAD GROUP, of which this forms a part
Listed Building:  

17th & 18th Century with alterations. This was a coaching inn, and until comparatively recently the central
archway, now the main entrance to the lounge, was open and led through a cobbled yard with gallery
round to the yard at the back. The 17th century portion is two storeys and an attic. Three gabled dormers
with  barge  boards.  Thin brick. Sashes, in flush frames, with glazing bars and flat arches. Plaster cove
cornice with bed mould. Plain tiles. Stack with six octagonal detached flues, with base moulds and united
at capping. Modern door in original wood case with architrave frieze and cornice. The 18th century parts
flank the earlier, one window west and two windows east, three storeys red brick, the attic floor enclosed
by  screen  wall  on main cornice above pilasters. This treatment continued, on return front facing New
Market, five windows with central entrance. Rusticated quoins. Moulded brick cornice. Slate roof. Sashes

with flush frames, flat arches with stone keys.
Nikolaus Pevsner: Buildings of England: Suffolk: of brick with giant rusticated brick pilasters at the angles, two and a half storeys

high and has an archway with alternating rustication and a segmental arch which used to lead into an open
courtyard. Strange rhythm round the corner, where one such high bay with giant pilasters is followed by a
whole lower Georgian house of independent design, after which the higher part and the giant pilasters
repeat, but two bays wide.

No 2 remains a shop at ground level, but No 4 and the upper part of No 2 are now part of the King’s Head Hotel. They appear to
date from early to mid 19th century

1818

Beccles Manor Court 

Ann Gent, widow, acknowledges the bow window some time since put out from her shop now occupied by
Richard Durrant; an encroachment. (later Fisk, gent)  
Fisk, gent; Bow window some time since put out from shop occupied by Richard Durrant; encroachment;
(Robert Newman 1840)  
Robert Newman, innkeeper; Bow window, occupied by Richard Durrant.
ADVERTISEMENT:  Alfred  Radermacher  has  taken  business  of Watch & Clockmaking & Jewellery of
Richard Durrant, with whom he served apprenticeship.
SHOP: Jonathan Read takes over Rademarker’s watch & Clock Business.
ADVERTISEMENT: Mr Neep, Surgeon Dentist has removed to Mr Read’s, jewellers, New Market.
ADVERTISEMENT: Mr Neep, Dental Surgeon at Mr Read’s, jeweller (New Market) once a month.
ADVERTISEMENT: Jonathan Read (formerly Durrant) Watch & Clock Maker, Jeweller,  

 
 
 
Rent 6d
1839
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 6d
Rent 6d

1840
1858

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Paper 25 May 

1862
1863
1867
1875

Beccles Wkly Nws 8 Jul 
Beccles Wkly Nws 5 May
East Suff Gaz 11 Jun 
Beccles Paper, 23 Nov 
 

 
ADVERTISEMENT: Jonathan Read, formerly Durrant. Watch & Clock Maker etc
ADVERTISEMENT: S White, Jeweller and Silversmith. Speciality: Antiques. Ye Olde Shop, New Market,
Beccles.

Silversmith, Optician

1878
1933

Beccles Paper, 1 Jan 
Beccles Advert Cttee 

CLOCKMAKERS
Durrant, Richard 
Read, Jonath 
White, Sam

1823 
1830 
1844 
1850 

NMar 02
NMar 02
NMar 02

Jeweller
1855
 
 
 
 
 
 
1865 
1869 
1879 
1889
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1904

No 2 NEW MARKET
 
1841
1851 CENSUS:
 
 
 
1851
1861
1871
1881

 
 

owner 
Robert Newman 

 

 
 

occupant
Richard Durrant

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Richard Durrant 
Hannah Durrant 
Anna Durrant 
Robert Newman 
Robert Newman 
Robert Newman 
Jonathan Read 

age 73
age 60
age 13
 
 
 
 

Married; 
 
Single
Richard Durrant
Alf Radermacher
Jonathan Read
Jonathan Read

Watchmaker & Jeweller
 
 

Swanton Abbott
Gt Yarmouth
Hammersmith

 
 

 
 

 
 

1881 CENSUS
6963

NMar 
Dwelling:
New Market  2
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6964
NMar 

Jonathan READ  U
Boys
Mary READ 
Anna M. READ   U

46 
Framlingham, Suffolk 
Head 
Watchmaker & Jeweller + 2 Men & 2

6965
6966

NMar 
NMar 

     U 
21 

44 


Framlingham, Suffolk, England 

Framlingham, Suffolk, England 

Sister 
Watchmakers Assistant

Housekeeper
Niece 

1896
1904
1907
1914
1922
1927
1936
1948
1954
1965
1974

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sam White 

Sam White 
Sam White
Samuel White 
Samuel White 
Samuel White 
Samuel White 
Samuel White 
Arts & Crafts (CA Brumfitt)
Arts & Crafts (CA Brumfitt)
Harding Boutique Arts & Crafts
Harding Boutique  

[Sam White set up the shop some time between 1892 & 1896]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

jeweller
jeweller
jeweller
jeweller
jeweller

 
 
 
gift shops

No 4 NEW MARKET
1851 CENSUS
 
1866
1874

 

Henry Scott 
Abraham Brown, Clothing, Boot & Shoe Depot, moving to Premises late W Aldous, tailor, New Market
TO  BE  LET: Dwelling House & Shop next to the King’s Head Hotel, lately occupied by Mr Abraham
Brown. Apply Mr Fenn; immediate possession.
Robert Newman exors 

30 
Married
 
Tailor (master) employs 4 men 3 apprentices
Beccles Paper 6 Mar 
Beccles Paper 1 Nov 

1871
 

 
Abraham Brown
1881 CENSUS

6960
6961

NMar 
NMar 

Dwelling:
Mary L. GRICE 

New Market  4


 

William Le Grice

32 
 
17 


 

 

Clopton, Suffolk 
Boys
Aldeby, Norfolk, England 
butcher

Head 
Butchers Wife Domestic 3 Men & 2

 
Eleanor TAYLOR 

 

6962
1907

NMar 
 

Serv 
General Servant Domestic
 
 

1914
1922
1927
1936
1948
1954

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Henry Copeman
William Mack 
William Mack 
Charles Jarvis 
Charles Jarvis 
Charles Jarvis 

 
 
 
 
 
 

butcher
greengrocer
greengrocer
greengrocer
greengrocer
greengrocer

Between 1954 & 1965 No 4 was incorporated into The King’s Head Hotel
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New Market, THE KING’S HEAD
Listed Building:  

17th & 18th Century with alterations. This was a coaching inn, and until comparatively recently the central
archway, now the main entrance to the lounge, was open and led through a cobbled yard with gallery
round to the yard at the back. The 17th century portion is two storeys and an attic. Three gabled dormers
with  barge  boards.  Thin brick. Sashes, in flush frames, with glazing bars and flat arches. Plaster cove
cornice with bed mould. Plain tiles. Stack with six octagonal detached flues, with base moulds and united
at capping. Modern door in original wood case with architrave frieze and cornice. The 18th century parts
flank the earlier, one window west and two windows east, three storeys red brick, the attic floor enclosed
by  screen  wall  on main cornice above pilasters. This treatment continued, on return front facing New
Market, five windows with central entrance. Rusticated quoins. Moulded brick cornice. Slate roof. Sashes

with flush frames, flat arches with stone keys.
Nikolaus Pevsner: Buildings of England: Suffolk: of brick with giant rusticated brick pilasters at the angles, two and a half storeys

high and has an archway with alternating rustication and a segmental arch which used to lead into an open
courtyard. Strange rhythm round the corner, where one such high bay with giant pilasters is followed by a
whole lower Georgian house of independent design, after which the higher part and the giant pilasters
repeat, but two bays wide.

1576    Task NMar 52
1593    Task Nmar 44 
1615c  Task D5 
1668   Rosehall Manor Rental 
1668   Rosehall Manor Rental 
1668   Rosehall Manor Rental 
1668   Rosehall Manor Rental 
 
1668

 

John Denny, for a tenement wasted late Towsynd  
John Denny, for a tenement. wasted, late Townsend 
William Denny, for another messuage there more westerly late John Denny 
George Cock, for a messuage in the New Market, late Flowerdew  
George Cock, for a tenement. late Milford 
George Cock, for a tenement late Abraham Todd 
George Cock, for a messuage in the cornerstead of the Market called the
King’s Head late Townsehend  [in margin: now Is Preston] 
At the Court of Sewers holden at Beccles 18 December, at the house of Thomas Doggett, commonly called
by the name of the King’s Head Tavern, before Sir John Playters ....etc
George Cocke, tenement called the King’s Head 
[a  George  Cock,  Rector  of  Barsham  from  1636   was nominated as  a member of the 6th Presbyterean
Division of the County in 1645, together with John Clarke of Beccles  & 4 other ministers.]
Mr Lambkyn: Tax on 10 hearths
ORIENTATION:    All  that  messuage  called  Everard’s  now  in  the  occupation  of  Leah  Murdoch,  with
houses,  buildings,  yards  &  orchards  &  a  quarter  of  a  well  in  New  Market  [number  6  New Market];  
between the Red Lion in the occupation of Henry Mihill & Robert Rooke on the north [number 8 New
Market];   & the messuage etc. late John Boatswaine now in the tenure of Philip Lambkin called the King’s
Head late of William Denny, Baronet [King’s Head] on the south;   one head abutteth on New Market
towards the west;  and the other  Smallgate to the east.
Calendar of State Papers: March: Sir Thomas Meadowes goes from Yarmouth to London: An election.
We had not passed a mile further before we met between 50 & 60 horse, who were the gentlemen  
thereabouts joined with others which came out of Beccles, who brought a noise of trumpets with them.
About 11 we rode into Beccles, between 250 & 260 horse, the trumpets sounding before us, the bells
ringing & the people shouting as we went. Sir Thomas made no stay, only took a pipe & drank a glass of
wine, & so proceeded on his journey, leaving behind him money for the ringers & 40s for the poor &
orders at The King’s Head to treat his friends with sack, white wine, claret, beer & tobacco.
“A Tour through East Anglia” by Thomas Baskerville,
 We lay at the King’s Head, Mr Lambkin being master then of the inn, & we were very merry with good
claret,  with  one Captain Plater [one of the Playters family of Sotterley, probably William, who lived at
number  35  New  Market]  of  this  town,  and  one  Mr  Watts of Ellingham, a town about 3 miles off, an
acquaintance of Mr Baker’s, my companion in this journey.
Richard Twiss [Member of XXIV 1714, resigned 1719; Churchwarden 1716; Feoffee 1717]
Jacob Preston, King’s Head
John Kirby’s map of Suffolk: “Subscriptions are taken and receipts given in ...  Beccles by Mr Abraham

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task  6d
Task  6d

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rent 5d
Rent  4d
Rent  6d

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
Rent 5d

1671    Survey 
 

 
 
 
 
Value £15
 

1674    Hearth Tax 
1676    Deed 13 Feb 14a 

1678    March 
 
 

 
 

1681    Tour Diary 
 

 

1715
1729    Rosehall Manor Rental 
1733

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent  1s 11d
Suff Merc 29 Oct 
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Todd at the King’s Head”
DEBTS: Whereas divers persons are still indebted to the heirs of the late Mr Stephen Amyas, apothecary,
decd. of Beccles & to his widow. To come to Kings Head to pay debts.
KING’S HEAD: Paul Harris is moved from the Globe in Blofield to Kings Head, Beccles
CHURCH ORGAN: Beccles Church 5th June will be opened a new excellent Organ when will be a Sermon
upon the occasion. And at six of the clock in the evening in the Guildhall a consort of vocal & instrumental
Music by Dr H Heatherington & family & the best hands that can be had in Suffolk or Norfolk. Also an
Assembly. Together at Half a crown. Tickets: Robert Grinling’s House, Kings Head & White Lion. Benefit
Robert Grinling organist.
SALE: House for sale at Beccles,  opposite the Cross. Very good house fit for any shopkeeper. Particulars,
the King’s Head.
Isaac Preston, of the city of Norwich, build on waste in front of  King’s Head next New Market, 2 yards x
1ft 
[at the same time in 1743 the neighbour Ralph Keable, (number 6 New Market)  paid 1s for waste ground,
presumably aligning the  two buildings]
ORGANIST of BUNGAY: Benefit: George Gibbs organist of Bungay. Concert at Kings Head, Beccles Vocal
& Instrumental. 6 p.m. Tickets Paul Harrison, Kings Head & George Gibbs. Ball afterwards.
Beccles: White Lion. Benefit Mr Blogg Thurs Nov23
Concert & Ball Tickets at White Lion & Kings Head. 2/6 To begin at 6 o’clock.. “It will be moonlight”
Beccles 4th sub Ass. 9th May & Horse match for 100 gns. on Beccles Course on Mon.
13th   ordinary at Kings Head & White Lion & Assembly at NEWROOM at night
Chemist for sale enquiries Simon Clarke at White Lion or Robt. Brooke, King’s Head
W. Chase to sell valuable collection of modem books at King’s Head, Beccles. 5 days 5 p.m. each day.
SALE: To be sold by Auction on Saturday, 24th instant between the hours of two and four at the King’s
Head in Beccles: The estate for life of James Elmy, tanner, a bankrupt, of and in a very handsome Bricked
Messuage,  late  in  his  own  occupation,  with  a  large  &  commodious  Tan  Yard,  convenient  offices &
outhouses proper for carriages in the said trades, together with a Summer house, neatly finished & so
situated as to command a
Norwich Company at Beccles
Monday 9 by desire of  Mr & Mrs Orgel “The Roman Father” “The Oracle”
Wed 11 by desire of. Mr & Mrs Sparrow “Love Makes a Man,” Dancing. “The Republic”
Fri 13 Benefit of Mrs Sutherland “Theodosius or the Force of Love” with a grand procession of Priests,
Virgins etc. attending on the Emperor with the original music (composed by the famous Mr Henry Purcell)
with all the decorations suitable to the play, as performed at The Theatre Royal in London & Dublin.
new dance by Miss Morris, Pastoral Dialogue called the “Sparrow & the Dove” by Mr & Mrs Dodd “The
Upholsterer”.
Tickets: King’s Head, White Lion, Angel & of Mrs Sutherland at the Falcon
James Elmy, tanner, bankrupt. Commissioners to meet at King’s Head. To be sold to highest bidder, for

1734
 
Norwich Gazette 5 Jan

1735
1735

 
Norwich Gazette 5 Apr
Norwich Gazette 24 May
1739
Norwich Gazette 15 Sept
1743    Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent  6d
 
 
1747
Norwich Gazette 12 Jul 

1752
 
1754
 
1756
1757
1759

Norwich Gazette 18 Nov  
 
Norwich Gazette 4 May  
 
Norwich Gazette 25 Sep  
Norwich Merc 19 Feb   
Norwich Newspaper 7 Feb
very agreeable & extensive prospect.

1759
 
 
 

Norwich Gazette 30 Jun  

 
 
 

 
 

 
1759

 
Norwich Gazette 3 Nov  

ready money. 9 vats & 2 vats of Hides (which will then be in their drying Owse?)
To be sold by auction at the King’s Head at Beccles on Sat 11 August at 3 p.m. by order of the assignees

1759   Norwich Merc 17Jul? 

under a Commission of Bankruptcy against Timothy Carter, late of Beccles.
A farm at Layham
Also the fee of a house and shop in Beccles in the occupation of Timothy Carter.

 
 
 

Further  particulars  -  Thomas  Hath of North Cove, Benjamin Schuldham of Beccles; or of Mr Le Grice
Browne, Attorney in Beccles.
To be sold by Auction on Sat 24 instant between Hours of Two & Four at the King’s Head in Beccles.
The Estate for life of James Elmy, Tanner, a bankrupt of & in very handsome Bricked Messuage, late in his
own  occupation,  with  a  large  &  commodious  Tan-Yard, convenient offices & out house proper ? for
carriages in the said Trades together with a Summer House, neatly finished & so situated as to command a
very agreeable & extensive prospect.
Also two Freehold Messuages in Beccles aforesaid, convenient for small families one in occupation of
Will Fisher at a rent of £3-lOs & other late in occupation of John Lydieman at 40s.
1759 King’s Head, Beccles. Bankruptcy order Tim Carter, late of Beccles, Apothecary - To be sold a farm at
Layham (65 acres) rent £42 p.a.
Enquiries T.North, North Cove, Benj. Schuldham, Beccles, Le Grice Browne, Attorney Beccles

1759
 

Norwich Merc 7 Feb 
 
 
 
1759
Norwich Merc 28 Jul 
 
 
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1760
Norwich Merc 24 May 

To be sold at King’s Head, Beccles c176 hogsheads of good French white wines & c18 ditto of Claret.
Duty Free, being wreck wines to be seen & tasted at Walberswick 29th, Benacre Hall 3 0th, Lowestoft 31st.
Isaac Preston, Esq, The King’s Head & buildings adjoining, being 4 tenementements      Rent 1s 11d
Robert Brooks at the King’s Head to leave at Michaelmas. His Father-in-law Robert Cotton of Strumpton,
Norfolk to receive debts
Tues. 16th December. A neat 4 wheel Carriage will go from Sign of the Shakespeare in StMichael’s at Plen?
at 10 am for King’s Head Beccles by way of Brooke & Bungay to carry passengers & parcels: return 10 am
next morning ditto & goes again for Beccles Friday return Sat. & to be continued twice a week. On Friday
23 a carriage & 6 able horses will go from above place to London to carry presents to be at Green Dragon,
Bishopsgate on Christmas Eve
To be sold by Auction, lands ‘of Rev Thos Page in Beccles.. .including house late in occupation of Rev J
Lodington with coach house, barn, stable yard, garden, orchard, meadow & pasture land at King’s Head
by Auction.
Isaac Preston, for building on a piece of Waste at the fronmt of the King’s Head in the New Market.
MORE for building on another piece of Waste on the SOUTH side 
CARD ASSEMBLY at the King’s Head. Monday 25th. To be continued on the Monday before the Full
Moon in every month. Tea & Coffee 1s/-; Cards 6d. Will Hindes.
BECCLES FEN: Gents and other inhabitants who have a Right of Commonage on Beccles Common and are
against  and  will oppose any attempt that the present Corporation shall mke to take in or enclose any
further part or parcel thereof on any pretence whatever, earnestly requested be in great and considerable
number  of  Gentlemen  to  meet  on  Tuesday  25th  at the King’s Head 4pm to consider and take proper
measures to prevennt the same ... also to consider Corporation disposal of income.
Isaac Preston, The King’s Head & 4 tenements. 
William Hindes, The King’s Head, late Isaac Preston  (Jacob Preston received it 2nd of July 1725) 

1761    Rosehall Manor Rental
1761    Newspaper 4 April 

 
1763
Norwich Merc 10 Dec 
1764
Norwich Merc 28 Jul 

1765
 
1771

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Norwich Merc 6 Mar        
1772
Norwich Merc 22 Feb       

1772    Rosehall Manor Rental 
1772    Rosehall Manor Court 

 
 
 
Rent 1s 11d

 
William Hindes, piece of ground 2yards x 1ft
William Hindes purchased the King’s Head for £1350, including the associated tenement and former public
house, but also 8 acres of land called the King’s Head Grounds. He had to borrow £1000 from Jarrett
Dashwood of Aylsham and mortgaged the inn to him, but he had paid it off by 1792.
William  Hindes,  Inn Holder, on a piece of waste ground on the south side of the King’s Head, lately
erected an additional building [this may now be the Dining Room] 
Public Auction of King’s Head. Sold for £2510 to John & Thomas Farr [solicitor & brewer], Robert Rede
[lawyer & descendant of the Elizabethan family of Rede], & Jeremiah Smith [lawyer & partner of Rede’s].
each took a quarter share.
King’s Head: Mr Ward dies aged 76.
Gowing’s Diary: The King’s Head gateway bricked up
SALE of SHIPS: On Wednesday 12 February at the King’s Head in the Market Place, at 11 o’clock the
following  vessels  now  lying  in  Yarmouth Harbour, Prizes to His Majesty’s ships of war on the north
station.
Ship American 
Brig Beigen 
Brig Frodent 
Dogger Maria 
Fishing Vessel, de Winter
Lugger Le Dragon
On  the  following  day  will  be  sold  by  auction  the  ENTIRE  CARGO  of  the  Ship  VRINDEN,  Jurgen
Hendrick’s,  Master  from  Riga,  bound to Embden, captured by His Majesty’s Ship Androdema, Henry
Inman, Esq,, Commander, consisting of 150 Tons of Codille Hemp; 1300 Quarters of Rye.
KING’S BIRTHDAY at Beccles: Yeomanry CO Capt R Sparrow; Infantry: Capt T Farr: exercises, volleys.
Dinner at White Lion & King’s Head.
JF Barlow entered upon King’s Head. Neat post-chaises with able horses to any part of the kingdom.
PEACE: News of Definitive Treaty of Peace arrives at Norwich .. “The mail at Beccles was received with
every  demonstration  of  joy.”  The  Volunteer  Corps  commanded  by  Capt  Thomas  Farr  were  ordered
immediately under arms and fired three excellent volleys. The Gents of the Town & Neighbourhood dined
with the Officers of the Corps at the King’s Head Inn. Several barrels of beer were given to the populace.

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 1s 11d
 

1774    Beccles Manor Court 
1774

 
Rent  6d
 
1779    Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
Rent 1s
1792
 

1793    Newspaper 14 January 
1793    31 March 
1800

Nor Merc 18 Jan 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
80 tons

210 tons
78 tons
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A grand display of fireworks etc.. The whole concluded with the greatest harmony, much praise due to
Jeremiah Smith, Esq., Portreeve for his friendly attention, which so much conduced to good order.
PEACE THANKSGIVING DAY, Beccles: 1,600 tickets enabling bearer to 1 lb of Beef, 3d Loaf & a quart of
Ale. T Rede gave every family peck of coals to cook dinners. Public Celebration Dinners at King’s Head &
White Lion. Illuminations & grand display of Fireworks.
KING’S  BIRTHDAY  Celebrated  at  Beccles  .  Bells,  flags,  etc.  Yeomanry  commanded  by  Capt  Robert
Sparrow. Capt Thomas Farr paraded in Market Place, fired three vollies. Dinner at White Lion ... Cavalry at
King’s Head.
While Mrs Barlow and two of her nieces were preparing confectionery at the King’s Head for a public
dinner of the Clergy on the following day an over drove ox rushed in, upset them & their sweetmeats &
also knocked down Mr Barlow who then entered...it then ran into the yard & was secured... only bruises.
SALE: Sam Crowe to sell King’s Head Inn, in possession of Mr Barlow
TO BE LET: King’s Head Inn, Beccles.
JF Barlow moves from King’s Head to White Lion
Thomas Farr, messuage. in Beccles late William Hindes, before Preston
THANKSGIVING  DAY:  Principal  Gents  dinner  at  King’s  Head  ...  spledid  exhibition  of  fireworks. [for
Nelson’s Victory at Trafalgar]
This Thursday, the morning of the Portreeve’s Feast, the bells, guns and the garlands that were thrown
about the streets, very early, reminded us of the day that I may call, the grandest in Beccles. At half past 1
o’clock the Corporation went to church and heard an excellent sermon from Rev Mr Penn; they afterwards
adjourned to the King’s Head upon business [!], and at three o’clock they (together with the party who
dined with them) went in procession to the Assembly Room. At this time there was such a crowd as I did
not think Beccles could have been capable of collecting there. At seven o’clock I went to the King’s Head
to tea, where we were an hour and a half among 50 ladies and not a single gentleman, as the men did not
rise from dinner till half past eight; but when they did come in, the room was so completely filled that it was
most uncomfortable from the excessive heat and crowding. Without exaggeration, the number of persons
was not less than 120. We did not play cards, although we were much pressed to it. I think we were more
comfortable than those who did, such was the noise and confusion created by the gentlemen who were
mostly intoxicated. We left the room at half past ten, and all that party dispersed. The gentlemen then
returned to the Assembly Room, and did not entirely break up until 8 the next morning. Tea, coffee, wine,
etc. were continually handed about our room, though we did not regularly sit down to tea.
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 Gentlemen of the
Town had sumptuous dinner at the King’s Head, many loyal constitutional toasts. Appropriate songs
until a late hour. “Upon the whole we have witnessed no public day which passed off with so much éclat”.
TURNPIKE: Little Yarmouth Turnpike Road at Haddiscoe will be let for 3 years at King’s Head, Beccles.
Nicholson & Banon’s? Ball: Beccles, King’s Head, 16 December; 5s.
SALE  of  GLASS:  Rich  cut  glass  &  plated  goods  for  sale  at King’s Head, Beccles by R Clements of
Norwich.
MEETING of Sewers for Blything, Mutford, Lothingland & Wangford, to attend at the King’s Head at
Beccles. Dikereeves to attend.
LECTURE  by  Mr Blomfield on the Philosophy of History. Three Tuns, Bungay: Tuesday & Saturday.
King’s Head, Beccles: Wednesday & Friday. 1 or 4 weeks
DINNER:
Head. Songs accompanied Band of Music ... late hour.
MEETING of SEWERS: Hundred of Wangford, at King’s Head, Beccles. Appointment of Dikerieves,. R.
Fiske, Clerk to the Commission.
BECCLES RACES: Stewards: Hon FW Primrose & Nicholas Bacon. Numerously attended. Lord Suffield
two wins.
Main of Cocks won by Suffolk. Ball Room crowded. Gardens well attended. East Norfolk band. Ordinaries
at King’s Head & White Lion.
PROSECUTING FELONIES, Beccles Association. Annual General Meeting in King’s Head on 2 February.
Dinner on Table at 3 o’clock.
William Oswald, Treasurer
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Rev Bence Bence; Nicholas Bacon, Esq; Thomas Farr, Esq; Isaac Blowers, Esq; GWB Bohun, Esq;
Robert Fiske, Esq; Mr William Oswald; William Tiptod; HS Davey; William Crisp; Edward Arnold; Robert
Oswald;  James  Cole;  William  Buck;  Jeremiah Taylor; William Davey, John Mapes; John Garrood; Job
Smith; John Browne, William Hooke, Robert Chipperfield; William Libbis; Robert Chapman; George Fenn;
Thomas Jay; Charles Chinnery; Thomas Collins; John Land, Mrs Lucy Purvis; Messrs Horth & Wales;
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 wanting to
render their accommodation comfortable.
EDUCATION: Assembly Benefit Parish School at King’s Head. (Assembly Room being repaired)
BECCLES ASSEMBLY for Benefit of Parish Schools at the King’s Head (Assembly Room beng repaired)
8th of January, 7s. Stewards: Cranston Bacon & Rev Charles Penrice
CELEBRATION of CORONATION at Beccles: A bullock roasted; the Cavalry met & fired; Ten barrels of
beer distributed; a Dinner of the Corporation & Inhabitants at the King’s Head.
LICENSING ALEHOUSES: Magistrates acting in and for the Hundred of Wangford give notice that they
will meet at the King’s Head Inn, Beccles on Saturday 15 September & Tunn’s Inn, Bungay on Thursday
20  September  at  11  o’clock  for  the  purposes  of  authorising  persons  to  keep  Common  Alehouses or
Victualling Houses. Magistrates give notice they shall be very particular as to the character & conduct of
persons applying for licences: and that no person will be allowed to be bound for more than two Alehouse
Keepers.  EC Sharpin, Clerk top Magistrates.
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
SALE of SHEETS: To be sold by Samuel Crowe & Son at the King’s Head, Beccles on Wednesday 21
November:  60  pairs  of  excellent  new  Holland,  Russia  &  Flanders  Linen  Sheets, which are to be sold
without reserve, in lots of one pair each.
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, Woodbridge to
Hedge’s Coach Office, Cornhill, Ipswich & to the Griffin Inn, whence it returns Tues, Thurs, Sat mornings
at 8 o’clock.
Proprietors Thomas Carter & Co who will not be accountable for parcels lost if above the value of £5,
unless entered as such, & paid for accordingly.
This  coach  also  books  passengers  &  parcels  direct  for  London,  which  are  forwarded  by  Hedges  &
Boyce’s,  Ipswich  Night  Coach  at 8 o’clock to the Spread Eagle, Church Street, London from where it
returns every evening at 8 o’clock.
The above Coach will be found a comfortable & pleasant conveyance, particularly to those who do not
like the fatigue or whose business does not urge them to perform the whole journey from Yarmouth to
London in one day, having the choice of Four Coaches every morning from Ipswich to London, viz 8, 9, 10,
12 where places may be regularly booked by timely application.
SUFFOLK MILITIA: The Subdivision Meetings for receiving the lists of persons liable to serve in the
Regular & Local Militias, are appointed by a General Meeting of Deputy-Lieutenants, citing in & for the
said County, to be holden the day following.
Saturday February 23rd, 1822 (for the Sub-Division of Wangford & Mutford & Lothingland) at the King’s
Head, Beccles.
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
SUFFOLK MILITIA: The Subdivision Meetings for receiving the lists of persons liable to serve in the
Regular & Local Militias are appointed by a General Meeting of Deputy Lieutenants: Saturday 1 March:
Mutford, Wangford & Lothingland at the King’s Head, Beccles.
DIED: Thursday se’en night Mrs Smith, mother of Mrs - at the King’s Head Inn
TURNPIKE: Little Yarmouth Turnpike to be Let by Auction at King’s Head. Produced last year:
The Brampton Gate  £104 
BLYBURGATE  CEMETERY:  On  Friday,  26  September  the  new  Chapel  and  Burial  Ground  at  Beccles
underwent the solemn office of consecration by the Lord Bishop of Norwich. His Lordship proceeded to
the Church attended by his officers, the Rector, many visiting clergy, the Portreeve and Corporation of the
Town, Churchwardens, etc., etc.

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The  prayers  were  impressively  read  by  Dr  Owen.  At  the conclusion of the ceremony the procession
returned  to  the  King’s  Head  Inn  where an excellent cold collation was given by the Corporation and
upwards of sixty persons partook of the delicacies of the season. Frederick Farr, Portreeve in the Chair.
The Bishop after taking some refreshments departed in his carriage for Norwich. His Lordship appeared in
good health and expressed his satisfaction with the occurrences of the day.
As Mr Mapes, the landlord at the King’s Head was procceding to Norwich on Wednesday se’en night
with a horse and gig, the horse took fright in thye Old Market and ran against a tumbril loaded with straw,
which overset it. Mr Mapes was severely bruised by his fall, but is fast recovering.
A very melancholy event happened at Beccles on Monday morning last. On the Sunday evening a young
man of gentlemanly appearance, came walking to the King’s Head Inn & said he should sleep there. In the
morning of Monday he went to a gun-maker in the town & requested to see a brace of pistols, and took
one over to the inn, he said to show a person, but he went immediately to his bedroom and shot himself.
He is not known to anyone in Beccles. His dress was an olive coloured coat, drab Keseymere waistcoat
and pantaloons and a black stock round his neck.
In his pocket were a black letter case with an amethyst seal, on which was engraved a dog rescuing a
drowning child, and the motto “Faithful in adversity” and a ring.
A Gentleman has been down to Beccles for inspecting the body and property of the unfortunate young
man .. and has recognised him as a member of a most respectable family in the County of Surrey; declines
to name the family.
BECCLES RACES: “All persons requested to retire behind the cords on the bell ringing for saddling.”
Ordinaries at the King’s Head & White Lion. Assembly first night. Plays, Rural Gardens. [no mention of
cock fighting]
HIRING  FAIR:  Michaelmas  Fair  &  Petty  Sessions  for  Hiring  &  Retaining  Servants  in  Hundred  of
Wangford at the King’s Head on Monday 1 October. Chief Constable: William Oswald.
COACH: Post Coach: Norwich, Lowestoft, via Loddon & Beccles, King’s Head; 4 inside & 10 outside.
7am; Returns 3.45 pm [illustration of coach]
“ADVICE  to  the  POOR  GRATIS”:  Dr Lambert (London) at Angel, Halesworth; King’s Head, Bungay;
King’s Head, Beccles
TITHES: The Audit of Rev J Lillistone, Barsham at King’s Head, Beccles. 10% returned to Parishioners.
[next week’s paper corrected figure to 5%]
Thomas Farr, King’s Head, late Hindes 
Thomas Farr, waste enclosed & built on the south side of  the King’s Head 
REWARD of £250 offered for better discovering of Felony at North Cove Fire: JL Farr £100, Magistrates
Association of Norfolk & Suffolk meeting at King’s Head, Beccles £100, J Lemming £50.
TITHE AUDIT at Weston held at King’s Head, Beccles: Large body of Labourers assembled & pressed
their claims for an advance of Wages to themselves & a reduction of tithe to the Farmers; which after some
discussion were agreed to & they went home cheerful & quite satisfied. Next day a larger body from North
Cove, Ellough & Willingham ... some of party behaved in a very noxious & threatening manner ... firm
behaviour  of  J  Mayhew,  Esq  of  Saxmundham  appointed  to  receive tithes. The following morning Mr
Mayhew  met  farmers  &  labourers  at  North  Cove.  Affairs  amicably  settled  &  warrant  issued  for  two
ringleaders of the party.
PORTREEVE: Richard Bohun sworn in. Corporation attends Service: Dr Owen preaches. Dinner at King’s
Head, Mr Newson. In the evening Mrs Bohun entertained a large party of Ladies at the King’s Head: Tea
& Supper were followed by a Ball.
HORTICULTURAL  SOCIETY in Assembly Room. President: Earl of Stradbrooke. Large attendance: Sir
Edmund Bacon, Sir Thomas Gooch, etc. Superb Hyacinths, cucumbers, auriculas, seedling Strawberries. 30
to 40 Gents at Dinner at the King’s Head.
BECCLES RACES: Stands filled with fashionable Company, numerous Booths well attended, vast numbers
of  people  on  foot,  on  Horseback  &  in  Carriages  with  their places on each side the lines of running.
Assembly visited by the Earl of Stradbrooke, Sir E Bacon & family, Sir William & Lady Beauchamp Proctor,
Sir H & Lady Berney etc. Waltz, Quadrille & Gallopede. Sumptuous Dinner of Venison, etc. by Newman of
the King’s Head. Theatre, Gardens, Places of Amusement.
BECCLES   HORTICULTURAL   SOCIETY:   Fourth   Meeting   in   Assembly   Room.   President:   Earl   of
Stradbrooke. Large attendance; Sir Edmund Bacon, Sir Thomas Gooch etc. Mr George Thurlith?: 19 superb
hyacinths. Mr J Toll of Keswick ? 18 pots of very fine Auriculas. List of Keene’s seeding Strawberries from

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Sir T Gooch’s Garden admired.  Dinner: at King’s Head: 30-40 Gents at Dinner. Dr Crowfoot in Chair.
SOCIETY  for  PROTECTION  of  AGRICULTURE  Formation  at  King’s  Head  of  Beccles  Branch.  James
Boyden of North Cove, Treasurer & Secretary.
Mr Bloss in the Chair. Resolution: “That from the unparalleled depression under which the landed interest
now suffers & which threatens to reduce the middle ranks of society to pauperism, it behoves us to take
every step to stay so dire a calamity.”
Norwich,  Beccles,  Lowestoft:  Pilot  Coach  daily  (Sundays  excepted).  Lowestoft  7am  to  Norfolk Hotel.
Returns  5pm.  Proprietors: William Durrant, Robert Newman [landlord of the King’s Head] & C Ansell.
Saturdays at 6am for Norwich Market.
Last Saturday the bar of the King’s Head was broken into, the till and cash box were carried off, but left on
the premises. £20 was taken.
TURNPIKE ROAD, Little Yarmouth to Blythburgh. AGM at King’s Head. Particulars of demands upon
Trustees to Mr George Fenn, the Surveyor.
REGATTA: Great number of Sailing Boats (one from Colchester) 1st Silver Medal won by Richard Darby.  
Rowing matches for hats etc.  Three Steam Boats plying up & down the River with large parties on board
... Band .... Dinner at King’s Head.
PROTECTION  of  AGRICULTURE  Society.  5  different  Meetings.  Beccles:  King’s  Head.  Saturday  6
February. J Robinson in Chair.
BALL: TRADESMEN’S Annual Ball; at King’s Head. Gents 6s/-; Ladies 5s/-
PRINCESS VICTORIA’S BIRTHDAY on Wednesday 24th of May on which HRH Princess Victoria will
attain her majority, there will be a Public Dinner at the King’s Head, Beccles for the purpose of celebrating
the event. Mayor in the Chair. Dinner Four o’cock. Tickets 6s each to be had at the Bar.
PRINCESS VICTORIA’S BIRTHDAY: Diner at the King’s Head. Mayor Presides. Loyal & patriotic Toasts.
Fireworks in Market Place. Bell Ringing.
BALL: King’s Head: Gents 6s 6d, Ladies 4s 6d; Stewards: Alfred Pierson, Esq, Messrs Sam Robinson,
James Boyden, JC Webster
DINNER for 40 Members of Freestone’s Hunt at King’s Head. Metcalfe sings.
TURNPIKE  ROAD  from Little Yarmouth to Blythburgh: AGM of Trustees in King’s Head, Beccles on
Monday 18 March at 12 o’clock “taking into consideration of erecting a new Bridge across part of the
Road called Gillingham Dam at or near the present wooden Footbridge”.
LOST DOG in Beccles on Tuesday 12th March a handsome liver coloured & white Setter answering to the
name of Ranger, whoever brings him to the Ostler at the King’s Head will receive 20shilings.
CHURCH: SOCIETY for the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church at the King’s
Head. Sir T Goch in the Chair.
MARRIAGE  of  QUEEN  VICTORIA: Celebrations: Bells. Poor moving in all directions to the Butchers,
Bakers & Retail Beer Sellers for a due portion of the Beef, Bread & Beer allotted to them to the amount of
???. At noon flag hoisted in magnificent ???
Work suspended for the day. Bells, Guns. Mayor & Councillors parade to Assembly Room preceded by
the  Band.  Dinner  for  200.  20  Toasts.  Carefully  avoiding any one likely to excite Religious or Politica