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London Gazette - Tuesday, February 25, 1724, Issue 6246
Certificates of Bankruptcy
Caleb Dun, late of South Molton in Devonshire, farrier

London Gazette - Tuesday, June 22, 1725; Issue 6384
John Saunders, of South-Molton, in the County of Devon, Practitioner of the Law, being interred in a List, delivered in upon Oath by the Keeper of the said Prison, at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace held for the said Borough and Parish, and having petitioned the Mayor, one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace of the Coram of South Molton aforesaid, his Warrant signed thereupon, directed to the Keeper of the said Prison, (together with a Writing importing Notice to all the said Prisoner's Creditors) to bring him to the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held at the Guildhall in the Borough and Parish aforesaid, the 21st of July next, to be discharged, pursuant to an Act lately passed for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and he conforming himself in all things as the said Act directs, his respective Creditors are to take Notice thereof.

London Gazette, Saturday, August 7, 1725; Issue 6397
Certificates of Bankruptcy
John Marley, late of South Molton, Maltster
Mary Lock, late of South Molton, widow

London Gazette, Monday, March 4, 1728; Issue 6758
The Commissioners in a Commission of Bankrupt awarded against Emmanuel Tucker, late of South-Molton, in the County of Devon, Mercer, intend to meet on the 9th of April next, at Two in the Afternoon, at the Sign of the Golden Fleece in Barnstaple, in the said County of Devon, in order to make a Dividend of the said Bankrupt's Estate; when and where the Creditors who have not already proven their Debts, and paid their Contribution-Money, are to come prepared to do the same, or they will be excluded the Benefit of the said Dividend.

London Gazette, Tuesday, November 16, 1736; Issue 7560
In pursuance of an Order of the High Court of Chancery, the Creditors by Speciality of John Thorn, the Grandfather, and of John Thorn the Father, late of South Molton, in the County of Devon, deceased, are peremptorily to come before Robert Holford, Esq. one of the Masters of the said Court, and prove their Debts on or before the 13th Day of December next, otherwise they will be excluded the Benefit of the said Decree.

London Gazette, Tuesday, May 10, 1743; Issue 8222
The following Persons being Prisoners for Debt in the Sheriff's Ward or Prison for the County of Devon, hereby give Notice, that they intend to take the Benefit of the late Act of Parliament, made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of his present Majesty, for Relief of Insolvent Debtors, at the next General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in and for the said County, or at the Adjournment thereof, which shall happen next after thirty Days from the Publication hereof:
Included: William Crocker, late of South Molton, in the county of Devon, husbandman

Daily Post - London, Monday, July 4, 1743; Issue 7435
They write from South-Molton in Devonshire, that instead of 500 Serges a Week that us'd to be made, but a few Years since, in that Town, there have been of late, some Weeks not 303; and that in consequence of this lamentable Decay of Trade, 200 have died in one Year of Poverty and the Gaol Pestilence; and that there is much the same Complaint throughout the West.

General Evening Post - London, Thursday, August 29, 1751; Issue 2768
Letters from Crediton in Devonshire bring Word, that the Steeple of the Church at South Molton being very ancient, fell down on the 22nd instant, and greatly damaged the Church.

London Gazette, Saturday, May 3, 1755; Issue 9473
First Notice, Bankruptcy
Francis Nott, late of South Molton, Devon, Shop-keeper.

London Gazette, Tuesday, June 30, 1761; Issue 10118
Whereas Edward Roberts, late of the Parish of South-molton, in the County of Devon, Yeoman, is now a Prisoner in the Sheriff's Ward in and for the County of Devon, and charged in Execution therein at my Suit, I do hereby give Notice, that I intend, at the next General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in and for the said County, or any Adjournment thereof, which shall happen next after Twenty Days from the Publication hereof, to compel the said Edward Roberts to deliver into Court upon Oath, and Subscribe a Schedule of all his Estate and Effects, for the Benefit of his Creditors, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intitled, An Act for Relief of Insolvent Debtors. Witness my Hand the 25th Day of June, 1761.
David Roberts.

London Chronicle - Thursday, September 19, 1765; Issue 1366
William Elston From London Has opened the Angel-Inn in South Molton, Devon, by the Name of Lord Fortescue's Arms, Where every Person may depend on being genteelly accommodated, and having their Favours gratefully acknowledged. The House is made very commodious, and handsomely fitted up with new Furniture from London. All the Lodging and Under Rooms are neatly hung with Paper - There are two large and convenient Stables, with Stalls.
The said William Elston was several years a Servant to the Right Honourable the Earl Cornwallis, and the late Lord Howe.
A neat Post-Chaise is kept at the said Inn.

Public Advertiser, London, Tuesday, October 4, 1768; Issue 10587
Some Evenings ago Mr John Daw, Serge-maker of South Molton in Devonshire, and his Wife, being greatly distressed in their Circumstances, walked Hand in Hand into the River, and were found drowned the next Morning.

London Evening Post, Tuesday, March 23, 1773; Issue 7055
Exeter, March 20. This day the assizes ended for this city, when of thirty-six prisoners tried, the following received sentence of death, viz.
Maria Mare, for house-breaking at Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 10, 1800
Southmolton - To be Sold, the Fee-simple and Inheritance, in Possession, of all that large and convenient Dwelling-House, now divided into Dwelling-houses, with Shops in Front, situate in the Market Place, Southmolton, now in the Possession of Mr Richard Bragg, Druggist, and Mr John Thomas, Woollen Draper.
Also, the Fee-simple and inheritance, in Possession, of all that convenient Dwelling-House, situate also in the Market Place there, in the Possession of Mr George Anthony.
Also the Reversion in Fee of Two Dwelling-Houses, in Southmolton, aforesaid now in the Possession of Mr Bartholomew Dunn and Mrs Grace Stevens, Widow.
Also the Fee-simple and Inheritance of all that large and convenient Dwelling-House, in Southmolton aforesaid, wherein Mr Samuel Crocker resides, with a large Courtlage, surrounded with nine or ten Dwellings, a very good Malt-house, Garden, and Close of Land behind.
The Fee-simple and Inheritance, in Possession, of all that rich Grazing Piece of Ground, called Stone Down, situate in George Nympton, about Half a Mile from Southmolton, containing by estimation, six Acres and two Rodds, in the Possession of Mr. Fisher.
For selling the above a Survey will be held at the George Inn, in Southmolton, on Monday, the 5th Day of May next, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon.
For a view of the Premises, and other particulars, apply to Mr Sharland, Attorney at Law, Southmolton.
Southmolton, 19th March 1800

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 14, 1800
Devon - To be Sold, in Lots, by the Assignees of George Sharland, the Fee-simple and Inheritance, in possession, of the following Lands and Tenements, (to wit)
Lot 1 - All that large and commodious Brick Dwelling-house, four stories high, with Kitchens, Cellars, and other Offices under, situate in the Market Place, Southmolton, and called of known by the Name of the Great House; consisting of two excellent Shops in Front, two Parlours, a very good Drawing-room up Stairs, about fourteen or fifteen good Lodging-rooms, in good Repair, now in the Occupation of Mr John Thomas, and Mr Richard Bragg.
Lot 2 - Also, all that convenient Dwelling-house, with the Out-houses and large Courtlage thereto belonging, with an excellent Well of Water therein, situate in High-street, Southmolton aforesaid, now in the Possession of George Anthony, Tallow Chandler, this House is very well situate for that Business and there is a capital Opening in Southmolton for a Tallow Chandler, there being but one in the Town.
Lot 3 - Also, all that Messuage, Tenement, or Dwelling-house, called Molford's, with the Malt-house, Backside ten Dwelling-houses, Courtlage, and Gardens thereto belonging, situate in East-street, in Southmolton, now in the Occupation of Samuel Crocker, and his Undertenants - Whoever purchases this House will be entitled, by Agreement, to sixty Pounds, or to have the whole Premises put in the most substantial Repair.
Lot 4 - Also, all those three Fields of rich Arable Meadow and Pasture Land, called Broom Parks, about 9 or 10 Acres, now in the Possession of Mr Thomas Blake.
Lot 5 - Also, all that undivided Moiety or Halfendeal of that excellent Field or Close of Land, situate in Southmolton aforesaid, called Howard's Close.
Lot 6 - Also, for the Remainder of a Term of 99 Years, determinable on the Death of one Life, all those two good Fields or Closes of Land, called Molford Hays, about 9 Acres, and also in the Possession of Mr Thomas Blake.
Lot 7 - Also, the Reversion in Fee, after the Deaths of three Lives, all that Messuage or Dwelling-house situate in Southmolton, now in the Possession of Mrs Grace Tinson, under the yearly conventionary Rent of 6s.
Lot 8 - Also, the Reversion in Fee, after the Deaths of three Lives, all that Messuage or Dwelling-House adjoining the last-mentioned Dwelling-house, and now in the Possession of Mr Bartholomew Dunn, under the yearly conventionary rent of 6s.
Other properties mentioned in Berrynarbour.
For which Purpose a Survey will be held at the George Inn, in Southmolton, on Friday, the 12th day of September next, at Four o'clock in the Afternoon.
For viewing the Lands in Southmolton, apply to John Lyddon; and other particulars to John Bawden, Esq. or Mr Sharland, Attorney, Southmolton, or to Mess. Eales and Gullett, Attornies, Exeter.
August 12th, 1800

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 18, 1800
Devon - List of Game Certificates Issued in the said County between the 1st Day of July, 1800 and the 9th Day of September following:
Ilbert, Peter, esq., Southmolton
Lidstone, William, gentleman, Southmolton
Bryan, Joshua, surgeon, Southmolton
Foot, Henry, gentleman, Southmolton

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 16, 1800
The Creditors who have proved their Debts under a Commission of Bankrupt, awarded and issued forth against George Sharland, of Southmolton, in the County of Devon, Money Scrivener, are desired to meet the Assignees of the Estate and Effects of the said Bankrupt, on Tuesday the twenty-first Day of this inst. October, by Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon, at the George Inn, in the Town of Southmolton aforesaid, for the Purpose of acceding to or rejecting certain Terms or Proposals on which the said Bankrupt's Wife hath agreed to release her Dowry in the said Bankrupt's Freehold Estates: And also to assent to or dissent from the said Assignees commencing and prosecuting an Action at Law, or Suit in Equity, in order to recover Possession of a Messuage, Tenement and Farm called Collacott, situate in the Parish of Fremington, in the said County; And also to assent to or dissent from the said Assignees defending an Action, now depending, couching a Claim made by Philip Tapp, the Younger, of Southmolton, aforesaid, to a Field or Close of Ground, situate in the said Parish, lately held by the said George Sharland; And also to assent to or dissent from the said Assignees selling certain Lands and Premises, situate in the said Parish, to the said George Sharland, by Private Contract: And on other special Affairs.
Eales and Gullett, Solicitors
Dated Exeter, 5th Oct. 1800

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 5, 1801
Devonshire
To be Sold, either separately or together, the Fee-simple and Inheritance of the following Premises, situate in Southmolton, in the County of Devon;
A Dwelling-house, outhouses, and Courtlage, in the Occupation of Mrs Ann Radford, situate in King-street.
Also a Dwelling-House, in the Occupation of Mr John Pike, situate in the same Street.
Also, a Stable, Courtlage, and small Garden, in the Occupation of Mr Cole, adjoining to the Union Inn.
Also a Walled Garden, in Parsonage-Lane, now in the Occupation of Mr Spencer.
For which Purpose a Survey will be held at the George Inn, in Southmolton aforesaid, on Monday, the Ninth Day of November next, by Four o'clock in the Afternoon.
For a View of the Premises, apply to the Tenants, and for Particulars to Mr Colling, Attorney, Oakhampton.
Seven Hundred Pounds to be advanced on Freehold Security.
Oakhampton, Oct. 20th, 1801

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 24, 1802
Southmolton, Devon
Whereas, on Tuesday the 18th of May last, a Person of a gentlemanly Appearance, of a fresh Colour, middle fized, wearing a blue Coat, buff colour Breeches, new Boots, with his Hair tied, borrowed, to go to Barnstaple, under a Promise to return on the Thursday after, of Mr William Beedle, of the George Inn, in Southmolton aforesaid, a light Chestnut Horse, with a Quantity of silver Hairs in its Mane and Ail, and nick'd high, about 14 Hands high, lame in its off Foot before, by Contraction in its Hoof, for which it had been razed. And the Marks still remaining.
As neither the Gentleman or the Horse have been heard of since, any Person informing the said William Beedle where such person or the horse may be seen or met with, shall be handsomely rewarded.
June 8th, 1802.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 26, 1804
On Monday last was married, at Southmolton, the Rev. P. C. Tucker, of Bishop's Nymet, to Miss J Hole, daughter of Lewis Hole, esq., of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 2, 1804
Southmolton, Devon - To be Let for a term of years, from Michaelmas next, with immediate possession 'till that time without rent, all that desirable dwelling-house, called Fort House, situate in the most pleasant part of the healthy and cheap market-town of Southmolton; commanding a rich view over a fine country, and containing several well proportioned bed-chambers, with excellent closets, and a large drawing-room upstairs; a commodious dining-parlour, breakfast-parlour, back-parlour, kitchen, pantry, scullery, &c. brewhouse, with furnace therein, &c, a Courtlage and garden adjoining the same; with a stable and some good grazing and other land, at a small distance, if required. The premises are well calculated for the residence of a genteel family.
The taker may be accommodated with the household furniture now on the premises, at a fair appraisement.
Particulars may be had of Mr John Lydden, auctioneer, Southmolton, who will shew the premises; Mr James Chamberlin, cabinet-maker and upholsterer, Barnstaple; and at the office of Mr Eales, attorney, Exeter.
July 17th, 1804

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 1, 1804
To Sportsmen
To be disposed of, an excellent Double Barrell Gun, with compleat apparatus highly finished by Mortimer, with gold pans and touch holes - Lowest price twenty guineas - the above is sold for no fault, being the property of a gentleman, who has no further use for it.
Apply to E. Syle, mercer, Southmolton, where may be had a great variety of the very best Spanish broad cloth's, toilinetts, swansdowns, quiltings, velveteens, cords, plushes, hosiery, London hats &c., &c.,

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 4, 1805
This morning was married, at Southmolton, by the Rev. Wm. Birdwood, F. S. Cornish, esq. of South-allington, to Miss Ann Coutenay Pierce.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 25, 1805
Capital Inn
To be Lett for a term of 7 or 14 years, and entered on immediately, all that well-known accustomed inn, called the George, situate in Southmolton, in the county of Devon; consisting of a brick building, sashed, four stories high; two handsome paper'd parlours, 16 ft. 9in. long, by 14 ft. 8 in. broad, and under-ground cellars immediately beneath them; also a large and commodious kitchen, and a small parlour behind; a bar, a dining-room, parted with a sliding partition, 42 feet long by 16 1/2 broad, also papered; 11 lodging-rooms, papered; a courtlage, chaise-houses, granary, stall'd and other stabling for upwards of 50 horses; a large and commodious garden, about an acre, in high cultivation; with every conveniency to constitute a complete inn. The Taker may be accommodated with the stock and furniture, post-chaises and horses, at a fair appraisement.
If the above be not disposed of before Friday the 21st of May next, a public auction will be held on that day for sale of the said stock and furniture.
For further particulars, apply to Mr Venn, or Messrs. Foote and Karslake, Southmolton; or Mr Kendall, solicitor, Exeter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 8, 1805
Southmolton, Devon - To be Let for such term as shall be agreed on, from lady-day next, a commodious Dwelling-House, pleasantly situated in the best part of the market place, consisting of an old and well accustomed shop and counting house, parlour, kitchen, cellar, and brew-house, on the ground floor; a dining-room with two closets, four lodging rooms, and a large store room, on the second floor, and four good garrets over; together with stable, and small garden, a little detached belonging thereto; all now in the occupation of Mr Edward Syle. To treat for the same, or for any further particulars, apply to James Pearse and Son, attornies, in Southmolton.
Dated 7th August, 1805

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 15, 1805
Devon Assizes - Mary Dowy, aged 15, for stealing a watch, and other articles, from William Bright, of Southmolton, is to be imprisoned six months.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 13, 1806
South Molton, Devon
To be Sold by Auction, at the Star inn, in Southmolton aforesaid, on Wednesday, the 5th day of March next at five o'clock in the afternoon, the fee-simple and inheritance of the Dwelling-House and Closes of Land hereunder mentioned, in the following lots, viz.
Lot 1st - A commodious brick-built and sashed Dwelling House, situate in Barnstaple-street, in South Molton aforesaid, now in the occupation of the Rev. William Thorn; comprising two good parlours in front, with circular windows; four good bed-rooms
And three large garrets; a kitchen, pantry, cellar, brewhouse, and wash-house; a spacious courtlage, with a lead pump, a stable and loft over the same; a walled garden immediately behind, and a horse or carriage way on one side. The premises are in good repair, and possession may be had at lady-day next.
Lot 2d - A field or close of rich meadow or pasture land, called Parkins' Close, with a good linhay thereon, containing about four acres (more or less), situate on the west side of cross-lane, now in the occupation of Mr Pearse.
Lot 3d - A field or close of rich meadow or pasture land, called Broom Park, containing about three acres (more or less) situate on the fourth-side of mill-lane, now in the occupation of Mr Bryan.
Possession of these fields may be had at lady-day 1807. the premises may be viewed by applying to the respective tenants; and further particulars may be known of John Bawden, esq. or Messrs. Foote and Kerslake, attornies, in South Molton.
Dated Feb. 5th, 1806

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 6, 1806
E. Syle, Man's Mercer and Woollen Draper, opposite the town-hall, most respectfully informs his friends and the public that he has now on sale an excellent assortment of superfine and other broad cloths, narrow cloths, beavers, mill'd and single kerseymeres, and a great variety of fashionable waistcoatings for the approaching season; Manchester goods and patent cords of the very best fabrics, hosiery, London hats, &c. which he intends to dispose of at the most reasonable prices.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 9, 1807
On Monday last was married at Southmolton, Mr John Dale of Dulverton, currier, to Miss Knott, of the former place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 2, 1807
Partnership Dissolved.
Whereas, James Chapple and Richard Back, common carriers to and from Southmolton, Exeter, Barnstaple, and other places, have carried on the said concern for about the space of eighteen months; and whereas the said Richard Back was accidentally killed on the 17th instant, and various accounts between them are in an unsettled state, it is therefore required of all persons to whom the said James Chapple and Richard Back stand indebted, to bring in their accounts, that they may be discharged; and all those who stand indebted to them are also required forthwith to pay the same unto John Back of Sandford, brother to the said late Richard Back, deceased, or to James Chapple of Southmolton, that the accounts of the said partnership may be adjusted, on or before the 29th day of July next.
Dated at Southmolton 24th day of June 1807.
N. B. The business of Common Carrier will be carried on as usual, by the said James Chapple, with punctuality and despatch.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 8, 1807
Ran Away, from his master, Mr William Crook, of North-wood House, in the parish of Southmolton, on Sunday, the 13th instant, William Furze, his parish apprentice; aged about eighteen. Five feet high, fair complexion, thin grown, and has remarkable small legs; wore away a mixed colour cloth coat, dark colour striped swanskin-waistcoat, and a pair of leather-breeches, with metal buttons.
Whoever will bring the said William Furze to the said William Crook, before Christmas next, shall receive One Guinea Reward and all reasonable expenses; and whoever harbours or employs him, after this notice, shall be prosecuted.
Wm. Crook
Southmolton, Sept. 29th, 1807

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 14, 1808
To Be Sold in Fee, or Let, for a term, with immediate possession, all that spacious and well-accustomed brick-built Inn, called the George Inn, in the town of Southmolton, in the county of Devon; consisting of two good parlours, two dining-rooms, eleven bed-rooms, besides servant's apartments; a large kitchen, and convenient rooms adjoining, and cellars under ground; coach-houses, and stables for thirty horses; and a courtlage, and garden in high cultivation; and every other necessary requisite for an extensive public business.
Any part of the furniture of the house, which is mostly new, may be taken at an appraisement and one half or more of the purchase money, for the house, may remain at interest, on its being properly secured.
For further particulars apply to Mr Venn; or to James Pearse and son, attorneys, in Southmolton
Dated 12th January 1808

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 21, 1808
Crown Inn and Tavern, Bridgewater
T. Mansfield, from the George Inn, Southmolton, returns his most grateful acknowledgements to the nobility, gentleman travellers, and the public in general, for the many past favours he received from them during his continuance at the above inn, and hopes, as he has taken the Crown Inn, Bridgewater, that he may be favoured with their patronage and support, as he will make it his constant study to please, in every department; and he assures them, that no pains or expense shall be spared to fit up the house so as to enable him to make it comfortable for their reception, whenever they shall please to honour him with their company.
Gentleman farmers and graziers may depend on every attention, and he hopes that those gentlemen who have left the house, will make a trial.
T.M. hath laid in a fresh supply of liquors, wines &c. of the best quality, and a good larder will be constantly kept.
N.B. Neat post-chaises, good horses and careful drivers. A hearse to let, cloaks, &c. good coach-houses and stall-stables.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 22, 1808
Game Duty - List of Persons who have obtained General Certificates, at the rate of Three Guineas each, for the year 1808 in the County of Devon
Raymond, William, esq. - Southmolton
Spencer, Geo., gentleman - Southmolton
Stowell, Wm. Palmer, clk - Southmolton
Toms, Wm. clerk, - Southmolton

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 20, 1809
The Creditors of John Allen, late of South Molton, in the county of Devon, gentleman, deceased, are requested to send an account of their demands to Messrs. Foote and Karslake, of South Molton aforesaid, solicitors, that the same may be discharged.
South Molton, April 18th, 1809

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 26, 1810
To be Sold, the fee-simple of all that convenient Dwelling-House situated in the town of Southmolton; consisting of two parlours, a kitchen, back-kitchen, cellar, pantry and dairy, and six good lodging-rooms, with a stable, hay loft over, and small garden, lately occupied by Mrs Mary Gay, deceased.
Also, of a tenement adjoining, now converted into three Dwellings, in extent sufficient to build on.
For which purpose a survey will be held at the White Hart Inn, in Southmolton aforesaid, on Monday the 14th day of May next, by four o'clock in the afternoon.
Further particulars may be had by applying to James Handford esq. at Wellington in Somerset, the owner; or to James Pearce, attorney, Southmolton; or James Pearce, jun. attorney, registrar's office, Barnstaple.
Dated 18th April 1810

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 14, 1810
Elopement
Whereas, Sarah, wife of me Robert Luxton, of Southmolton in the County of Devon, innholder, hath absconded herself from me, on the 28th day of May last, without any provocation on my part. I hereby caution all manner of persons whatsoever, and wheresoever, not to give her any credit, or trust her for any thing on my account, as I will not be answerable for any debts she may contract.
Witness my hand Robert Luxton
Dated Southmolton, 12th June 1810

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 7, 1812
Devon - To be Sold in fee, all that field or close of land, called Dart Park, containing two acres (more or less) of rich pasture, with a valuable Soil Pit therein, situate in the parish, and very near the town of Southmolton, and now occupied by Mr William Smyth. For which purpose a survey will be held at the King's Arms Inn, in Southmolton aforesaid, on Monday, the eleventh day of May next, by three o'clock in the afternoon.
Any further particulars may in the meantime be known, by applying to James Pearse, attorney, of Southmolton aforesaid.
Dated 14th April 1812

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 10, 1817
On Sunday was married, at Southmolton, Mr Jas. Powell, cabinet maker, to Miss Tilke, daughter of Mr Tilke, excise officer of that place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 8, 1819
Southmolton, April 5th, 1819
H. TRIX respectfully announces to his friends and the Public in general, his return from London, having selected the most Fashionable Articles, adapted for the present Season, in Linen and Woollen Drapery, Silk Mercery, Haberdashery, and Hosiery: He earnestly solicits an inspection of the above (together with his other entirely new Stock) at his London and Manchester Warehouse, Southmolton, being confident that their superior quality, and unprecedented low prices, will effectually establish that credit he presumes to aspire to, and secure that patronage he is no ambitious to merit.
N.B. To obviate the difficulty universally complained of by Gentlemen, of getting their Clothes made well in the country. H.T. has in his employ an experienced Tailor from London, who is immediately apprised of the least variation in the fashionable department.
Ladies Habits made in the most modern style, or to any particular order.

The Morning Chronicle, London, Monday, April 9, 1821
Bankrupts-
F. Trix, of South Molton, Devonshire, tanner, April 16, 17, and May 19 at twelve at the Fortescue Arms Inn, Barnstaple, Devonshire. Solicitors, Mr Pearson, Pump-court, Temple; and Mr Tanner, South Molton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 8, 1825
Marriage - At Southmolton, Mr Lewis, of Chittlehampton, maltster, to Mary, daughter of John Kingdom of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 11, 1826
At Southmolton, on Thursday last, Ann, the wife of Mr Wm. Thorne, draper and Broker, aged 42.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 21, 1826
Southmolton, Devon - to be peremptorily Sold, by Public Auction, at the White Hart Inn, in the town of Southmolton aforesaid, on Wednesday the 11th day of October next, at Four o'clock in the Afternoon, either together or in Lots, as shall be thought most advisable at the time of Sale, for the Residue of Two several Terms of 1000 Years and 1000 Years nearly the whole of which are unexpired; all that commodious Dwelling House, and Tan-Yard Behind the same, situate in East-Street, in the town of Southmolton aforesaid, now in the occupation of Mr. John Cook, who has a Lease thereon for the Term of 4 Years, from Lady-Day next.
The House consists of 2 parlous in front, each 17feet by 11, an office or counting-house, 2 kitchens, cellars, and 6 bedrooms, with convenient stables and offices. There is a large Walled Garden, well stocked with choice fruit trees, and a small Orchard belonging to the same. The Tan-Yard contains 6 taps and spenders, 19 layers, 44 handlers, 3 limbers, 2 watering pits, 2 grainers, mill-house, with spacious bark and drying-sheds, &c.
Also, all those several newly-erected Cottages or Dwelling-Houses, adjoining to the said Tan-Yard, now in the occupation of William Hill and others, as Tenants from Year to Year.
And also, a Field, or Close of Land, nearly adjoining to the said Tan-Yard and Dwelling Houses, containing by estimation upwards of Three Quarters of an Acre, which is also Let from Year to Year.
N.B. A deposit of £20. per Cent. Will be expected.
To view the Premises, and for Particulars, apply to Mr Blake, Attorney-at-Law, Uffculme, near Cullompton, Devon, who will direct a Person to shew the Premises. All Letters to be post-paid
Dated 18th September, 1826

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 1, 1829
Death - Wednesday, Mr Christopher Pearce, painter and glazier, of Southmolton, aged 96.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 25, 1830
On Tuesday night, the shop of Mr J. Tepper watchmaker of Southmolton, was broken open by means of holes bored in the shutters, and pane of glass being broken, four watches were stolen therefrom. There were other watches, and a quantity of jewellery within reach, which remained untouched.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 21, 1830
Marriage - At Southmolton, Mr J Manley to Miss Jane Leaman.

Liverpool Mercury, Friday, June 3, 1831
Bankrupts - Hugh Gill, South Molton, Devonshire, lime-burner.

The Bristol Mercury, Saturday, April 7, 1832
Partnerships Dissolved - Byne and Eliot, South Molton, Devonshire, attorneys

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 21, 1833
Marriage - At Southmolton, Mr William Avery, of Northmolton, to Mrs Elizabeth Saunders, widow, of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 4, 1833
Death - At Southmolton, the wife of Mr James Trewin, wool-stapler, aged 77.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 5, 1833
Death - November 21, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr W. Barnes, of the Red Lion Inn, aged 31 years.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 5, 1835
Marriage - February 23, at Southmolton, Mr Jas. Mardon, to Mrs M Lock, grocer

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 9, 1835
Marriage - At Southmolton, Mr W. Godsland, miller, to Miss Mary Rowland. The bridge is 38 years of age, the bridegroom 75!

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 30, 1835
Birth - July 22, the Lady of W. Thorne, Esq., of Southmolton, of a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 20, 1835
Marriage - August 13, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr John Allen Paige, druggist, to Anne Dunn, eldest daughter of John Gillard, Esq., both of that place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 17, 1835
Marriage - September 8, at Southmolton, Mr T Dunn, master of the Blue School, to Miss Betsey Morris, eldest daughter of Mr George Morris, of the Globe Hotel, in that town.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 24, 1835
Death - At Southmolton, on Saturday the 19th inst., after six hours illness, Mr John Dunn, aged about 70. By his death his family and friends (more especially his poorer neighbours, some of whom were almost daily fed from his table) have sustained an irreparable loss. He was a man of genuine piety, and those only who have been partakers of his liberality, know the extent of his charitable deeds: indeed, he lived and died a devoted and pious Christian.

Death - At Southmolton, aged 65, Mr Geo. Southcomb, maltster.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 7, 1836
Birth - Dec. 30th at Preston, near Southmolton, the Lady of the Rev. Thomas Bevan, of a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 28, 1836
Marriage - At Southmolton, John Parminter, woolcomber, aged 59, to Miss Elizabeth Widgery, aged 42. Parminter buried his fourth wife by a month before his present marriage.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 3, 1836
Death - At Southmolton, aged 85, Sarah, relict of the late Mr John Trix, of Great Hale Barton, near Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 10, 1836
Death - Feb. 24, at Southmolton, in his 50th year, Wm. Smyth, Esq., tanner, and one of the newly-chosen Alderman of the borough.
Death - Feb. 24 at Southmolton, after a lingering illness, James Pearse, Esq., solicitor and registrar of the Archdeaconal Court of Barnstaple, aged 58.
Death - At Southmolton, aged 40, Mary, wife of Mr Wm. Conibear.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 7, 1836
Birth - March 29, at Southmolton, the Lady of R. Furse, Esq., surgeon, of a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 21, 1836
Death - Oct. 9, at Southmolton, Mary, only daughter of Mr James Mountjoy, of the Barnstaple Inn, aged 15.
Death - Oct. 6, at Southmolton, Mrs Jane Carder, relict of the late Mr Wm. Carder, aged 99.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 13, 1836
To Wine and Spirit Merchants, Chemists and Druggists, and Grocers and Tea Dealers
To be Disposed of, by Private Contract, the Stock in Trade and Business of the late Mr Robert Tanner of Southmolton, Devon, deceased, who has for some years past successfully carried on the Business of a Wine and Spirit Merchant - of a Chemist and Druggist - and of a Grocer and Tea Dealer.
The Purchaser will have the opportunity of taking the Lease of the House and Premises, in which a Term of 5 Years is unexpired. The Furniture and Fixtures may also be taken at a valuation.
For further particulars and to treat for the same, apply to Mr John Tanner, or Messrs. Southcomb and Binford, of Southmolton aforesaid, if by letter to be post-paid.
Marriage - Oct. 3, at Southmolton, Mr Francis Marshall, of Exeter, to Miss A Gellard, of the former place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 20, 1836
Oct. 11, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr James Saunders of Warkleigh, to Mrs Grace Hooper, relict of Mr Francis Hooper, maltster, of Southmolton

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 27, 1836
Marriage - Oct 18, at Georgenympton, Mr J Loosemore, yeoman, of Southmolton, to Miss Jane Hancock, of the former place.
Marriage - Oct. 17, at Southmolton, Mr B Griffiths, plough manufacturer, to Miss Ann Bishop, milliner, both of that place.

The Champion and Weekly Herald, London, Sunday, November 27, 1836
Bankrupts - John Perry, of South Molton, Devonshire, ironmonger,

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 15, 1836
Death - Dec. 5, at Southmolton, aged 27, Mr W. H. Greenwood, clerk to J. G. Pearse, Esq., solicitor

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 4, 1837
Marriage - April 28, at Southmolton, Mr Edwin Maunder, of Heasleigh Mills, Northmolton, to Rebecca, third daughter of W. Flexman, Esq., surgeon, of the former place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 30, 1838
Marriage - August 19, at Southmolton, Mr C. D. Tamlyn of Stoodley, in that parish, to Bathsheba, daughter of Mr John Bishop; and on the same day, Mr William Bishop, son of Mr John Bishop, to Miss Elizabeth Skinner, of Southmolton.
Death - August 17, at Southmolton, aged 98 years and 11 months, Sarah Snow, of that place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 23, 1840
A poor woman named Mary Ford, the wife of Thomas Ford, labourer of Southmolton, was found dead in bed last week.

The Morning Chronicle, London, Thursday, October 21, 1841
The Fire At South Molton
Yesterday further accounts were received by the different insurance companies in the city, respecting the dreadful conflagration that occurred in the town of South Molton, in Devonshire, on the night of Sunday last. It appears that 74 houses were consumed by the flames, and about 20 seriously damaged. The buildings were chiefly tenanted by poor tradesmen and their families, the most part of whom are reported to be uninsured, in consequence of which they are rendered totally destitute. A subscription has been set about to alleviate their sufferings, and already a large sum of money has been collected, principally through the humane and praiseworthy exertions of those residing in the vicinity of the unfortunate town. The Earl of Fortescue and several noble personages have handsomely contributed to the wants of the sufferers, who are stated to amount to 130 families. The total loss is estimated at a very large amount. A portion of the property destroyed is insured to the amount of about £5,000 in the Royal Exchange, Globe and West of England Fire-offices. Several lives, it is feared, have perished in the flames.

Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, Dublin, Friday, October 22, 1841
Destructive Fire at South Molton - Fifty Houses Consumed - On Tuesday morning the most distressing accounts were received in the city by the secretaries of the Royal Exchange and Church of England Insurance Companies relating to a tremendous fire which took place during the dreadful hurricane on the night of Sunday last, at South Molton, in Devonshire, a spacious town situate 12 miles from Barnstaple, and partial inundation of the town on the night previous, and destruction of the bridge across the river, attended with loss of life. The report received states that 40 houses have been levelled to the ground; but since then another letter has been received in the city, which asserts that there are upwards of 83 houses destroyed, and that most of the buildings occupied the west side of South-street. The inundation took place at nine o'clock on Saturday night, and the greater portion of the bridge was swept away by the current. The person who perished was a boy, who is stated to have been crossing the bridge at the time - London Paper

The Derby Mercury, Wednesday, October 27, 1841
On Tuesday morning, the 19th inst., the most distressing accounts were received in the city of a destructive fire which took place during the dreadful hurricane on the night of Sunday, at South Molton in Devonshire, and the partial inundation of the town on the night previous, and destruction of the bridge across the river, attended with loss of life. The fire originated in that part of the town called the Causey, and raged with great fury for several hours, causing the destruction of nearly ninety dwelling-houses, besides outbuildings and other property. Fortunately no lives were lost, but the remains of a poor old man, which were awaiting interment were entirely consumed. The buildings were chiefly tenanted by poor tradesmen and their families, the greater part of whom are rendered totally destitute. A subscription has been originated to alleviate their sufferings, and a large sum of money has been collected. The Earl of Fortescue and several other noble personages have contributed to the wants of the sufferers, who are said to amount to 130 families. The total loss is estimated at a very large amount; but a portion of the property destroyed is insured to the amount of about 5,000l. in the Royal Exchange, Globe and West of England Fire Offices.

The Era, London - Sunday, October 31, 1841
The Fire at South Molton - By the latest accounts received of the calamitous fire at South Molton, near Barnstaple, in Devonshire, it appears that the destruction of houses is far more numerous than was at first supposed, there being no fewer than 107 levelled to the ground, the dwellings of near 400 families, and not 130 as was stated in the previous accounts. Upwards of £300 have been collected for the benefit of the unfortunate families, the chief portion of whom were compelled to take refuge in the union workhouse, where they still remain.
The total loss is stated to exceed £20,000.

The Derby Mercury, Wednesday, November 3, 1841
The Fire at South Molton - By the accounts received on Tuesday by the different insurance companies who are sufferers by the late calamitous fire at South Molton, near Barnstaple in Devonshire, we regret to state that the destruction of houses is far more extensive than was at first supposed, there being no less than 107 levelled to the ground, and the dwellings of nearly 400 families, and not 130 as was stated in the previous accounts of the fire. A day or two after the sad event an investigation was gone into by the magistrates of the town, for the purpose of ascertaining the origin, it having been currently rumoured that the houses had been wilfully fired. Several witnesses were examined, and from their evidence it appeared to have commenced in a brothel, situate on the south side of South-street, near the Globe Inn, at Crook's-cross and was discovered by the inmates, who were awakened by the ceiling in one of the uppermost rooms falling on them, when the interior of the room was found to be in flames. A few buckets of water would have arrested the fire, but so great was the confusion, that the house was instantly deserted, and in the course of a few minutes after it shot through the roof, whence it extended with a rapidity which was truly frightful to the houses adjoining, and before ten minutes had elapsed upwards of 12 houses had ignited, and were involved in a tremendous blaze. The awful element advanced with terrible fury for many hours afterwards, levelling every building within its reach, and at last it was stopped by pulling down the houses on each side of the street, which was not effected until a late hour in the morning. There is no reason to suppose but that it was caused purely from accident. Upwards of 300l. have been collected for the benefit of the unfortunate families, the chief portion of whom were compelled to take refuge in the union-workhouse, where they still remain. The loss sustained by the insurance companies is stated to be as follows:-
West of England, 2,000l.; Royal Exchange, 1,500l.; and the Globe office, 1,500l. - Total 4,000l. The total loss is stated
to exceed 20,000l.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 4, 1841
South Molton, Devon
To be Sold by Auction, by Mrs John Manning, at The George Inn, in Southmolton, on Saturday, the 20th day of November 1841 at Three o'clock in the Afternoon, the Inheritance in Fee-Simple of all those most desirable Fields, called Crib Close and Deep Meadow, lying in Nadder Lane, in the Parish and within a quarter a mile of the Town of Southmolton, Devon, on the Road leading to Barnstaple, now in the occupation of Mr Widgery, Butcher, Southmolton, as tenant thereof. They contain together 4 Acres, or thereabouts.
The Tenant will shew the Fields, and particulars may be known by Applying to Mr Pearse, Solicitor, Southmolton, or Mr James, the Close, Exeter.
Dated Exeter, October 27th, 1841

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 19, 1842
Marriage - At Southmolton, Mr Buckrell, watchmaker, to Miss Harriett Liddon.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 15, 1842
Five poachers, named Richard Joslin, (tailor, now under recognizances for the like office, with a surety); his son Richard Joslin, aged 24; William Harris, (a returned transport); George Kingdon, and John Davies, all residents of Southmolton, were detected on the grounds of the Right Hon. Earl Fortescue on the night of the 6th inst., and on the following day were taken before the Rev. William Karslake, at Meshaw, by whom they have been committed. One of the keepers received a very severe blow in the arm, it is supposed with a stone-breaking hammer, as one was found on one of the men. With this exception the poachers offered no resistance, being greatly overpowered by superior numbers. His Lordship's preserves, it appears, have been lately much infested by these nocturnal visitors; and a large force is nightly employed to detect them.
The barn-door of Mr Dee, of Woodhouse farm, Southmolton, was forced open on Friday night last, and the contents of two bags of wheat stolen.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 25, 1844
Birth - Jan 16, at Southmolton Parsonage, the Lady of the Rev. T. H. Maitland, of a son.
Death - Jan. 17, at Southmolton Parsonage, George William infant son of the Rev. T. H. Maitland.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 23, 1844
Advertisement for:- James Comins, Improved Plough Manufacturer &c., King Street, Southmolton - an improved one-way or turn over plough. (Invented and Manufactured by myself) was Awarded the Premium by the Devon Agricultural Society, May 16th, 1844.
Marriage - May 11, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr Scott, chemist and druggist, of Budleigh Salterton, to Sarah Jane, eldest daughter of Mr W. Trix, Great Hele Barton, Southmolton.
Death - May 16, at Southmolton, after a few hours' illness, aged 3 years, John Curtis, third son of Mr Webber, draper.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 27, 1845
Southmolton - An inquest was held last week, at North Aller Farm, in the parish of Southmolton, before J. Flexman, Esq., coroner, on the body of Thomas Skinner, yeoman, aged 41. It appeared in evidence that the deceased came home from Southmolton market between 10 and 11 o'clock on Saturday night, that he gave to his sister some money, but that it was not unusual for him to do so; he did not appear very comfortable, but was not intoxicated. After remaining down stairs some time he went to his bed-room where one of his brother was in bed, he then sat down by the bed-side and appeared as if taking off his boots, when suddenly he left the room, went down stairs and out at the back-door, before any one could prevent it; his brothers then went out to seek after him, they hallooed but received no answer; it was very dark, and they tracked him by his foot marks to a lime pit on South Aller Estate, where they found his hat and a piece of paper lying on the bank. There was a path from North to South Aller Estates, and it was not impossible but that he might have fallen from the top, as there appeared a mark as if a person had slipped down its steep side; a search was instantly made which continued throughout the Sunday (a considerable number of people being present from the adjacent places) until dark, but without success; the search was resumed again on Monday morning, when the body was found. After about fifteen minutes consultation the Jury returned a verdict of 'Found Drowned'

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 10, 1845
Marriage - April 3, at Southmolton Church, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr John Webb, to Miss Charlotte Vicary, both of Southmolton.
Death - April 2, at Southmolton, after a short illness, Wm. Venn, Esq., aged 83 years.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 15, 1845
Marriage - May 8, at Southmolton Church, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr Henry Cornelius White of Taunton, Somerset, to Miss Maria Scott, of the former place.
Marriage - May 3, at Brampford Speke, by the Rev. John Mudge, Mr Richard Webber, of Meshaw House, Southmolton, to Anne, second daughter of Mr John Cornish of Stars Barton Farm, Cowley Bridge.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 12, 1845
Birth - June 1, in Paradise Place, Southmolton, the Lady of J. Pearse, Esq., of a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 2, 1845
Sept. 23, at Southmolton, after a lingering illness, Ellen, the beloved wife of Mr Samuel Pearce, wool merchant.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 11, 1845
Marriage - Dec 3, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, William Redwood Blake, Esq., eldest son of W. A. Blake, Esq., of Uffculme, to Fanny Spencer, youngest daughter of Wm. Flexman, Esq., of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 21, 1847
John Thorn, of Southmolton, an insolvent, has been granted his final order.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, March 20, 1847
At Wiveliscombe, Mr John Haydon, draper, of Southmolton, to Elizabeth, only daughter of Mr Hews, of Wiveliscombe.

Daily News - - Tuesday, May 18 1847
Marriage - Smyth - Cox - May 11, at Porlock, by the Rev. S Brown, Rector, W. G Smyth, Esq., of Southmolton, Devon, to Elizabeth Anne, youngest daughter of Cap. J.G. Cox, late of the 11th Regiment.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 24, 1847
Marriage - June 16, at Southmolton, by the Rev. Joshua Bawden, Henry, son of Wm. Bellew, Esq., of Stockleigh English, to Mary Fronde, second daughter H. J N. Bowden, Esq., of Southmolton.
Death - June 14, at Southmolton, Mr James Odam, aged 73 years.

Lloyd's Weekly London Newspaper, Sunday, July 11, 1847
Insolvent Petitioners - George Hill, South Molton, Devonshire, boot and shoe maker.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 29, 1847
Birth - July 18, at Southmolton, the lady of John Terrell Shapland, Esq., of a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 9, 1847
Death - August 31, at Southmolton, after a short illness, the wife of Mr Frost, South-street.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 23, 1848
Marriage - March 12, at Mariansleigh, Mr James Lake, of Southmolton to Miss Elizabeth Tucker, of the former place.

Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle
Royal Agricultural Society Meeting at York
Mr James Comins, of South Molton, Devonshire, showed a newly-registered on-way turnover or turnrest plough, regulating a lever between the handles, which turns over the shares and reverses the mould plates and comber at the same time.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 20, 1848
Birth - July 11, at Southmolton, Mrs R Courtenay, of male twins.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 17, 1848
Death - August 6 , at Southmolton, aged 4 years, Emma, daughter of Mr Robert Shaw.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 21, 1848
Death - September 16, at Southmolton, aged 24, Mary Ann, the wife of Russell M Riccard, solicitor.
Death - September 13, at Southmolton, aged 64, Mr Thomas Jones, formerly a butcher, of that town.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 5, 1848
Death - September 24, at Southmolton, Sarah Manley, aged 79.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 19, 1848
Marriage - October 10 at Southmolton, by the Rev. J. H. Maitland, Mr Wm. Trix, jun., of Great Hele Barton, to Mary, second daughter of the late Nicholas Gould, Esq.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 30, 1848
Marriage - November 22, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr Edward Dyer, of North Woodhouse Farm, to Miss Jane Buckingham, of the same parish, and daughter of Mr Hugh Buckingham, of Twitchen.
Marriage - November 21, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr James Baker, builder, to Miss Elizabeth Moull, late of Yelmacott in the parish of Kingsnympton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 21, 1848
Marriage - December 14, at Great Torrington, by the Rev. John Francis, Mr W. C. Hunt, surgeon, to Amelia, daughter of the late G. Scott, Esq., Cockerham House, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 1, 1849
Marriage - January 24, at Southmolton, by the Rev. Thomas H. Maitland, Mr John Burgess, Broad-street, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr W. Burgess of South Aller Farm, in the same parish.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 1, 1849
Birth - February 15, at Southmolton, Mrs Mountjoy, of a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 19, 1849
Death - April 7, at Ivy Cottage, Southmolton, aged 6 years, Theophilus Reginald, only son of the Rev. T. Clark.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 3, 1849
Death - April 24, at Southmolton, aged 83, Michael Thorne, Esq., deservedly lamented by all who knew him.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 31, 1849
Birth - May 23, at Southmolton, the lady of James Pearse, Esq., of a son and heir.
Birth - May 21, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr J. Webb. Of a son.
Death - May 21, at Southmolton, aged 57, Sarah, wife of Mr Tapp.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 5, 1849
Southmolton - to Shopkeepers Generally.
Mr. A. Manning has received instructions to offer For Sale at Public Auction (in fee) all those capacious Houses and Premises Advantageously situated in and adjoining the Market Place, where a very lucrative Trade, as Ironmongery &c., &c., &c., has been carried on for nearly a Century past; together with the Private Residence of the late Michael Thorne, Esq., adjoining thereto. Also a good Malt House, Stable, Wash-house &c., an excellent Garden, enclosed by a newly-erected and substantially built Stone Wall.
The Auctioneer solicits his friends to be punctual, as this is a rare opportunity for men of business; the frontage being very capacious, may be made available for 3 Shops, combining the bet situation in Southmolton, each House commanding a view both of the Market Place and South Street.
For the convenience of the Purchasers, the above will be offered in One, Two or Three Lots.
Particulars and viewing the same, application is to be made to Dr Thorne, on the Premises, or Mr A Manning; and further information may be obtained at the Offices of Messrs. Pearse, Son and Crosse, Solicitors, Southmolton.
An Auction for the above Property will be held at the George Inn, Southmolton, on Tuesday, the 31st day of July next at 5 o'clock in the Afternoon.
N.B. One half of the purchase money may remain on security of the Premises, if required.
Southmolton, June 26th, 1849

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 5, 1849
Birth - June 22, at Southmolton, the wife of E. K. Gillard, Esq., of a daughter.
Death - June 28, at Southmolton Parsonage, the beloved and much regretted wife of the Rev. T. H. Maitland, incumbent of that place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 12, 1849
Death - June 30, at Southmolton, aged 65 years, the wife of W. Flexman, Esq.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 2, 1849
Birth - July 27, at Southmolton, the wife of Robert J. Cross, Esq., of a son.
Birth - July 26, at Southmolton, the lady of the Rev. Theophilus Clarke, of a son, still-born.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 4, 1849
Birth - September 22, at Southmolton, at the house of her brother, Mr John Quick, the wife of Mr Barnes, steward to R. Doyne, Esq., of Wells, Wexford, of a daughter.
Death - September 24, at Southmolton, aged 22 years, Sarah, only daughter of the late Mr Christopher Pearce.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 22, 1849
Witheridge - Petty Sessions, held on Monday last at the Angel Inn.
John Cock, jun., and Samuel Rumlowe, of Southmolton, were charged by William Hawkins, gamekeeper to the Hon. Newton Fellowes, with having on the 13th ult., wilfully and maliciously set fire to some furze and under-wood, growing in or near Hern Wood, in Chawley. It appeared that the defendants had on the day in question passed the place where the fire was seen, the former smoking a cigar; and that immediately after Hawkins saw the furze smoking, and instantly went in pursuit of the defendants, whom he had shortly before met. The damage done amounted to one farthing. The Magistrates were of opinion that it was not wilfully done, and there being no sufficient evidence against the defendants, the case was dismissed.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 21, 1850
Members of a Committee formed to pay respects and to organise a public tribute to Mr Francis Quartly, of Molland, which was to be a Portrait of Mr Quartly by some master hand, included the names:-

Mr William Trix, Great Hele, Southmolton, Chairman     Mr William Binford, Southmolton
Mr William Flexman, Southmolton Mr J. E. J. Riccard, Southmolton
Mr J. L. Dames, Southmolton Mr J. R. Paramore, Southmolton
Mr Henry Manning, Southmolton Mr William Cole, Southmolton
Mr William Trix, jun., Southmolton Mr John Skinner, Bremridge, Southmolton

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 11, 1850
Death - March 31, at Hill Farm, Southmolton, of typhus fever, aged 12 years, the daughter of Mr Hancock.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 29, 1850
Marriage - August 20, at Lapford, by the Rev. John Radford, William Hitchcock, Esq., of Southmolton, to Miss Mary Ann Kelland, only daughter of Philip Kelland, jun., Esq., of Lower Eastington Farm, of the former place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 26, 1850
Birth - December 16, at Southmolton, the wife of the Rev. T. Clarke, of a son.
Death - December 19, at Southmolton, after a lingering illness, aged 41, Anne, the beloved wife of Mr W. Merson, sincerely lamented, leaving six young children to deplore their loss.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 6, 1851
Birth - February 23, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr James Baker, builder, of a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 24, 1851
Death - April 11, at Southmolton, aged 64, Ann, wife of Mr R. Huxtable.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 22, 1851
Death - May 14, at Southmolton, Miss E Skinner, aged 38.
Death - May 11, at Southmolton, Mrs Lyddon, aged 74.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 10, 1851
Birth - July 3, at Paradise-place, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Bryant, inland revenue officer, of a son.
Death - July 4, at Southmolton, aged 95, Mrs Huxtable, relict of Mr George Huxtable, of Narracott Farm.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 7, 1851
Birth - July 25, at Southmolton, Mrs J Holmes, of a daughter.
Death - July 25, at Southmolton, aged 16, Ann Kemp, second daughter of the late Mr William Dee.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 23, 1851
Birth - October 19, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr William Thomas Mason of a son.
Death - October 15, at Southmolton, Mrs Gillard, aged 73.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 29, 1852
Death - January 28, at Southmolton, Mrs Christian Saunders, landlady of the George Hotel, after a long and severe illness, aged 62.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 5, 1852
Death - January 28, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Harwood, aged 32.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 15, 1852
South Molton
On the 5th instant, a notorious character of this place named William Harris, was summoned before the magistrates for assaulting Mr Daniel Sutton. The Bench after hearing the case, dismissed the complaint on Harris paying the expenses.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 24, 1852
South Molton News - On Thursday last, a boy, named George Westacott, was brought before the Mayor, J. E. J. Riccard, Esq., W. Binford, and H. J. N. Bawden, Esqrs., justices, for stealing a curb chain, breaking open some boxes and stealing therefrom some money, the property of his master, Mr James Flexman, surgeon. It appeared that the boy had been recently discharged from his master's employ, and on Monday last, during the absence of Mr Flexman to the performance of Messrs. Welch and Co., he returned to his master's house and told the servant he had left something in his room. On Mr Flexman's return several boxes were found broken open and the contents abstracted. He was committed to take his trial at the next sessions.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 1, 1852
Death - June 27, at Southmolton, Mrs Skinner.
Death - June 24, at Southmolton, after two days' illness, aged 63, Frances, wife of Mr Richard Sheppard.
Death - June 24, at Southmolton, suddenly, - Gillard, servant to Mr Marsden, baker.
News - South Molton, Accident
On Saturday last, the ostler at the King's Arms Inn sent his boy to put the horse of Mr Cridge, of Rock Farm, in the cart, which was done, and the boy drove at a rapid rate towards the inn, but the animal being a spirited one, started off, and when opposite Mr Deagon's, the shafts came in contact with a horse belonging to a poor man named Venn, which had just been taken out of the van from Barnstaple. The shaft of Mr Cridge's cart ran into the horse belonging to Venn in a most shocking manner, so much so that the horse was obliged to be killed.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 29, 1852
Death - July 25, at Southmolton, Mrs McFadzean, daughter of Mr John Thomas, sexton, aged 24 years.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 5, 1852
Death - July 28, at Barnstaple, Mr J Maunder, of Southmolton, aged 68. The deceased was an alderman for the borough.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 2, 1852
An Incorrigible - On Saturday last John Bowden was brought before J.E. J. Riccard, Esq., Mayor W. Hole and H. J. N. Bawden, Esqrs. Justices, on the complaint of Mr Thos. Redler, master of the workhouse, for refusing to work. The case was proved, and he was sentenced to 42 days hard labour at the county gaol. This makes the 21st time of his visit to the gaol.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 7, 1852
Southmolton - Borough Sessions, Monday
Family Jars - Betty, the wife of William Collacott, mason, was summoned by John Collacott, her brother-in-law, for assaulting him on the 2nd inst. It appeared from the statement of the complainant that he and his brother reside in the same court, and that their two better halves are continually engaged in quarrelling and brawling with each other, to the great annoyance of the more peaceable portion of Her Majesty's subjects, and on Saturday last, as the complainant was carrying some dung on a shovel before the defendant's door, she came out, and after an exchange of some rather equivocal civilities, took the shovel from the complainant and knocked him down with it. The defendant, on the other hand, said that the complainant threatened to cut her down with a hatchet. The magistrates considered the assault proved, but thought a small sum would satisfy the complainant; they therefore inflicted a penalty of 6d, and 7s. 6d expenses.
The license of the Rose and Crown was indorsed over from Mr Henry Searle to Mr William Couch. It is a singular fact that Mr Searle has resided in this inn for the last 81 years.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 14, 1852
Southmolton
Accident - On Monday morning last, as a commercial traveller was entering this town from Barnstaple, two children named Snow were crossing the road, and were knocked down by the carriage, and the wheels went over them. One of the children was unhurt, but the other received a severe injury in the head. The gentleman directed medical attendance to be procured, and gave the mother a good present. No blame whatever can be attributed to him.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 2, 1852
Death - November 22, at Southmolton, Ellen Grace, daughter of W. G. Smyth, Esq., aged 2 years and 4 months.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 23, 1852
Birth - December 14, at Southmolton, Mrs John Parsons, of a son.
Death - December 17, at Southmolton, the youngest daughter of Mr John Warren, master of the Blue Coat School.
Southmolton News
On Thursday last, Samuel Tossell, a worthless character, was committed for trial at our Borough Sessions, for stealing some copper wire from Sam. Rumbelow, carpenter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 30, 1852
Birth - December 20, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr George Gillard, of a son.
Marriage - December 27, at Southmolton Church, by the Rev. Thos. Clarke, Mr Adam Reed, of 41 London street, Fitzroy-square, to Sarah, fifth daughter of Mr John Thomas, mason.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 6, 1853
Marriage - December 28, at Southmolton, Mr William Poole, of that parish, to Miss Mary Vickery, of Swimbridge.
Southmolton Borough Magistrates
William Hill and John Breayley were charged at the instance of Lord Fortescue's gamekeeper, for night poaching on part of Woodhouse Farm, on Tuesday, the 28th of December last. The charge was proved by the keepers, and Hill, being an old offender was sentenced to six months' imprisonment, and Brealey to three months.
John Lodey was summoned by Mr Superintendent Fisher, for keeping a disorderly ale-house and permitting drunkenness therein, on the 11th December last. The defendant is the representative of Mr Kay, of the North Devon brewery, and was fined £2 and 10s expenses, and in default of payment to be imprisoned for one week.
Mr George Snow of the Anchor Inn, was charged on the information of Mr Superintendent Fisher, with permitting drunkenness in his house, on the 30th December last, the day of the ploughing match, between the Warkleigh and Northmolton men. The charge was proved, and defendant fined £1 and 10s costs. In default to be imprisoned for one week.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 13, 1853
Birth - January 9, at Bremridge Barton, Southmolton, the wife of Mr John Skinner, of a son.
Death - January 7, at Southmolton, Mr Wm. Widgery, aged 66.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 27, 1853
Birth - January 17, at Southmolton, Mrs Smyth, of a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 3, 1853
Death - January 26, at Southmolton, John, fifth son of Mr James Cole, relieving offer, aged 10.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 10, 1853
Birth - February 3, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr W. H. Pearce, hatter, of a son.
Death - February 3, at Southmolton, Clementina, daughter of Mr John Graddon, Red Lion Inn.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 17, 1853
Death - February 12, at Southmolton, Miss Grace Allen, aged 82.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 3, 1853
Birth - February 24, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Joseph Gould, of the George Inn, of a son - still born.
News - Southmolton
Robbery, During the night of Saturday, the Parsonage House, the residence of the Rev. T. A. Maitland was burglariously entered and a great quantity of plate stolen. The entry was effected on the east side by the grating that leads to the underground coalhouse. The depth of the pit is about 12 feet, and the villain let himself down by means of some nets, which he took from the garden, and fastened to the grating. After the entry was effected the doors leading to the pantry, where the plate was, were unlocked, and therefore little difficulty was met with. Mr Maitland and the family did not go to bed until past 12 o'clock. A quantity of snow fell during the night, but a heavy storm falling in the morning prevented the police offers from properly tracking the robber, and nothing has yet turned up to lead to detection.
George Tucker, of this town, was on Saturday last, elected an assistant schoolmaster at this union workhouse, to arrange the industrial training of the children.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 10, 1853
Thomas Jones, who was remanded on a charge of having silver in his possession, supposed to have been a portion of that which had been stolen from the Parsonage House at Southmolton, was brought up. Mr Superintendent Steele said he had communicated with the Superintendent of Police at Southmolton, who had brought up some articles which corresponded with the pieces of silver found on the prisoner. On the application of Mr Steele, he was ordered to be removed to Southmolton for examination before the magistrates.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 17, 1853
Death - March 8, at Southmolton, Peggy Lake, at the advanced age of 103. She was blind and confined to her bed for many years.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 24, 1853
Birth - March 14, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Wm. Shapland, grocer and maltster, of a son.
Death - March 21, at Southmolton, Mrs Mardon (relict of Mr J Mardon, of that place, baker), at a very advanced age.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 31, 1853
Death - March 26, at Southmolton, William, the infant son of Mr W. Huxtable, boot and shoemaker, aged 2 years.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May, 5, 1853
News - Southmolton
Sudden Death - On Wednesday, Mr George Crispin, of this town, carpenter, was going to his work at Ley farm, when he fell and immediately expired. A coroner's inquest was had before J. Flexman, Esq., and a verdict of died by the visitation of God returned.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 12, 1853
Death - May 2, at Southmolton, Miss Joanna Tapp, aged 76.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 19, 1853
Death - May 11, at Southmolton, the infant child of W. G. Smyth, Esq.
Death - May 10, at Southmolton, Elizabeth Ann, the only remaining child of Mr W. G. Smith, tanner, aged 18 months.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - May 26, 1853
Birth - May 22, at Castle Hill, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Thos. Austin, schoolmaster, of a daughter.
Birth - May 15, at Southmolton, the wife of R. J. Cross, Esq., solicitor, of a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 2, 1853
Birth - May 22, at Southmolton, the wife of R. J. Cross, Esq., of a son.
Marriage - May 26, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr William Warren, organist in the parish church of Bishopsnympton, to Miss Eliza Hooper, of Southmolton.
Marriage - May 26, at Satterleigh Church, by the Rev. W. Thorold, Mr W. Dockings of Southmolton, currier, to Mary Ann, daughter of Mr Wilcocks, Meethe Farm, in the former parish.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 23, 1853
Birth - June 17, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr J Western, of the Red Cow Inn, of a son - still born.
Death - June 12, at Paradise, Southmolton, Arthur George, son of John Terrell Shapland, Esq., solicitor, aged 3 years.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 30, 1853
Death - June 25, at Southmolton, Mrs Nott, aged 81.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 14, 1853
Southmolton County Court
Henry Manning v. Thos. Williams - Plaintiff is a farmer residing at Stone, in this Parish, and the defendant is a horse jockey, residing in this town. The action was for £16 15s.; £15 damages sustained in consequence of a breach of warranty of a bay mare, and £1. 15s for the loss of the horse's work.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 21, 1853
Death - July 16, at Southmolton, after a very short illness, Mr John Kingsland, at an advanced age.
Death - July 19, at Southmolton, John, eldest son of Mr Eli Marshall, aged 8 years.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 28, 1853
Devon Summer Assizes
William Cotty, William Lethbridge and John Cotty were charged with having feloniously set fire to a rick of hay, at Southmolton, the property of Wm. Henry Sanders, on the 8th May last.
Mr Karslake prosecuted and Mr Cox defended the prisoners.
James Gregory stated that on the 8th May he was in a field, in Southmolton, near Mr Sanders's field, where there was a rick of hay. A boy named Williams was with him. He saw the three prisoners sitting down beside of the rick at 2 o'clock. The witness and his companion then went down a lane, and soon after saw Wm. Cotty and Wm. Lethbridge get over a hedge and run down the lane. He shortly after observed the rick on fire and went to the spot with his companion. He afterwards saw the prisoners at Williams's father's house, in the evening, when they denied having been near the rick, and said 'they expected witness had made a mistake'. About five minutes intervened from the time he saw the prisoners sitting by the rick before he discovered it on fire and the prisoners running off.
John Williams, a boy 14 years of age, deposed that he was with the last witness, on Sunday, the 8th May and saw the prisoners sitting by the rick, as described by Gregory. He saw the rick on fire, and went to it, when two of the prisoners followed him.
William Sanders is the keeper of a turnpike-gate at Southmolton. On Sunday, 8th May he heard an alarm of fire, and saw the prisoner Lethbridge coming from the direction of Georgenympton. When he came up, witness said 'You have done a pretty job - you have set the rick on fire'. He replied he had only been up in the Georgenympton-road. Prosecutor went to the rick about three-quarters of an hour afterwards, when the prisoner Lethbridge was there with a different coat on from what he had seen him wearing but a short time previously.
William Henry Fisher, police-officer at Southmolton, went to Cotty's house on the evening of the day in question. He asked Wm. Cotty if he had been near the field, when he replied that 'he and Lethbridge had been in the field, but had not been near the rick'. He went to Lethbridge's house the same evening, and asked if he had seen Cotty. He replied, 'Yes, after dinner', but denied having been near the rick, or observed any smoke issuing from it. On the following day he took the prisoners into custody.
William Henry Sanders, the prosecutor, is an innkeeper, at Southmolton. He recollected the rick, which contained about twelve tons of hay, being destroyed on the 8th May last.
Mr Cox addressed the Jury for the defence, submitting that, even if the whole assumption on the part of the learned counsel for the prosecution were admitted, there had not been any case whatever made out against the prisoners.
His Lordship having summed up, the Jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 11, 1853
Birth - August 4, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Joshua Gloyens, mason, of a daughter.
Marriage - August 3, at Southmolton, by the Rev. J. Paramore, the brother of the bridegroom, J. R. paramour, Esq., of Dynedar Court, Herefordshire, third son of the late William Paramore, Esq., of Southmolton, to Frances Maunder, youngest daughter of the late William Hitchcock, Esq., of the firm of Hitchcock, Maunder, and Co., Woollen-manufacturers of Southmolton.
Marriage - August 3, at Southmolton, by the Rev. Joshua Bawden, Mr John Fuke, butcher, to Miss R Featherstone, of the same place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 8, 1853
Marriage - September 1, at Highweek, by the Rev. William Sadler, John Beachey, jun., Esq., of Newton-Abbott, solicitor, to Mary, only daughter of the late Thomas Nott, Esq., of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 29, 1853
Death - September 21, suddenly at Hobby Horse Mills, Tiverton, on a visit to his son, Mr John Thomas, postmaster, of Southmolton, aged 69. His loss is severely felt by a numerous circle of relatives and friends.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 13, 1853
Death - October 1, at Southmolton, aged 26, Mary, daughter of Mr Badcock, shoemaker.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 10, 1853
Southmolton - Fatal Accident
On Monday last, a little girl, the daughter of Mr John Manaton, ostler at the 'Star Inn', in this town, met with her death, in rather a singular manner. She was returning from school and going down the court leading to her father's house, she fell and dislocated a bone in her neck. Mr Cutcliffe, surgeon, was soon in attendance but his services were unavailing, the little sufferer had fits and lingered until the next day when death put an end to her sufferings. She was about one year and eight months old.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 1, 1853
Marriage - November 24, at Barnstaple, Mr Thomas Perryman, of Ford Down Farm, Southmolton, to Miss M. A. Chapple, Golden Anchor, Barnstaple.
Marriage - November 16, at St. Michael's, Bristol, Mr Thos. Chapple, of Southmolton, accountant, to Miss Eliz. Widgery, of the same place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 15, 1853
Southmolton News
Accident - On Friday evening, the 2nd inst. As Mr Thomas Much (carrier between this place and Exeter) was returning from the latter place, he fell from his wagon, and the wheel went over his leg, breaking the small bone and severely bruising and crushing the ankle. He was brought home on Sunday, and the fracture has been reduced. The accident happened about four miles from Exeter.
Murderous Assault - A desperate assault was committed at Twitchen, about five miles from Southmolton, on the night of the 26th ult. Robert Furse, Esq., surgeon, of this town, had been to Twitchen, and was returning about eight o'clock. A boy, in the employ of Mr Tapp, at Birch Farm, had conducted him through the wood with a light, for the night was 'pitch dark', and had just returned back, when Mr Furse received a most violent blow on the right side of the head, which completely cut through his hat. He immediately alighted from his horse and called for the boy, at the same time saying he was prepared for the villain, who, having failed in his murderous attempt, started off. Our police have the matter in their hands, although they have suspicions of the parties, revenge, it is supposed, being the cause of the outrage, they have not yet succeeded in bringing the party to justice.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 12, 1854
Marriage - January 10, at Bedford Chapel, by the Rev. C. R. Roper, M.A., the Rev. J. Gilberd Pearse, B.A., son of J. G. Pearse, Esq., Broom House, Southmolton, to Julia, youngest daughter of the late Captain George Truscott, R.N.
Death - January 1, at South Aller Farm, Southmolton, Mr William Burgess, aged 83.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 19, 1854
Birth - January 16, at Southmolton, the wife of R. Ley, Esq., surgeon, of twin daughters.
Birth - January 9, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr John Vernon, innkeeper, of a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 26, 1854
Birth - January 17, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Holmes, saddler, of a daughter.
Death - January 18, at Georgenympton, Mr William Baker, late of the Exeter Inn, Southmolton, aged 56.
Death - January 16, at Southmolton, Ann, relict of Mr John Alexander, aged 76.
Quarter Sessions - William Thorne, William House, and Charles Williams, were indicted for stealing apples from Mr Skinner, of Morthe Farm. Guilty - 3 days imprisonment and a whipping. One of the prisoners is a married man and at least 29 or 30 years of age.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 16, 1854
Birth - February 3, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr W. Hulland, boot and shoe maker, of a son.
Birth - February 1, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Westacott, tailor, of a son.
Southmolton News
On Thursday last, a worthless scamp, called Paddon, was committed by the Borough Justices for trial at the next Sessions, for stealing the sum of fifteen shillings. He was taken in custody at a house of ill fame, where he had been enjoying himself at the expense of a poor relative.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 9, 1854
Birth - February 28, at Southmolton, Mrs J Baker, of a son.
Birth - February 27, in Paradise, Southmolton, the wife of John Terrell Shapland, Esq., solicitor, of a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 30, 1854
Birth - March 19th, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Attwater, chemist, of a son.
Marriage - March 22, at Southmolton, Mr James Buckingham, of Kingsnympton, to Miss Sarah Bidder.
Death - March 22, at Southmolton, Thomas Henry, the second son of Mr James Baker, builder.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 6, 1854
Birth - March 28, at Southmolton, Mrs R Snow, of a son.
Marriage - March 30, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr G. R. Mitchell, butcher of Totnes, to Mary Caroline, daughter of Mr John Venn, excise-officer, Southmolton.
Marriage - March 28, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr George Fenner, grocer, Southmolton, to Mary Ann, only daughter of the late Mr Hugh Manley, of the King's Arms Inn, Southmolton.
Death - March 31, at Southmolton, Edith, relict of Mr R Dunn, butcher, aged 78.
Death - March 29, at Southmolton, suddenly, Amelia, second daughter of the late Mr John Pearce, woolstapler.
Death - March 27, at Southmolton, after a short illness, Mr John Prescott, of the Royal Sovereign Inn, aged 46.
Death - March 29, at Southmolton, Mrs E Sibbett, aged 80.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 13, 1854
Death - April 7, at Southmolton, Margaret, only daughter of Mrs Passmore, of East Street, aged 25.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 4, 1854
Birth - May 1, at Great Hill, Southmolton, the wife of Mr William Trix, of a son.
Marriage - April 27, at the parish church of Southmolton, Mr Thomas Elworthy, yeoman of Woodley, Newton, to Mary Anne, only daughter of Mr John Densem, of Townhouse Barton, in the former parish.
Death - April 26, at T. Snow's, Esq., Exeter, Amelia, only daughter of Rev. T. H. Maitland, incumbent of Southmolton, aged 13.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 11, 1854
Birth - May 2, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Samuel Latey, baker and confectioner, of a son.
Birth - May 1, at Great Hele Farm, Southmolton, the wife of Mr W. Trix, jun., of a son.
Marriage - May 4, at the parish church, Southmolton, Mr J. M. Baker, builder, to Maria, daughter of the late Mr. John Russell, West Mill, Bishopsnympton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 18, 1854
Death - May 14, at Stoodley, near Tiverton, Mr Henry Baker, builder, late of Southmolton, very much respected, aged 59.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 8, 1854
Marriage - May 30, at the parish church, Bishopsnympton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, incumbent of Southmolton, John eldest son of Mr John Cock, of Southmolton, builder, to Miss Fisher, of Whitechapel, in the former parish.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 15, 1854
Birth - June 12, at Bremridge Barton, Southmolton, the wife of Mr John Skinner, of a daughter.
Birth - June 12, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr John Fuke, butcher, of a daughter.
Southmolton News - On Sunday morning last, Mr John Smith, builder, and his neighbours, were greatly alarmed by discovering a fire in his back premises. It appeared that there was some dry straw in the dung-pit, with the dung, and this was on fire, and adjoining a lot of timer (some of which was partially burnt) and, in a stable adjoining there were 400 or 500 bundles of straw. The fire was soon extinguished.
The chimney of the house occupied by Mr George Southcombe also caught fire.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 10, 1854
Birth - August 3, at Southmolton, the wife of F. Gardner, Esq., surgeon, of a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 24, 1854
Marriage - August 17, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr J. T. Widgery, to Miss Macey of the same place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 28, 1854
Death - September 18, at Southmolton, Joseph, only son of Mr Wilkins, schoolmaster, aged 18 months.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 19, 1854
Birth - October 12, at Southmolton, the wife of R. J. Bickell, Esq., of a son.
Birth - October 7, at Southmolton, the wife of W. G. Smyth, Esq., of a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 2, 1854
Marriage - October 26, at Southmolton, by the Rev. J. K. Sanders, Mr Thomas Hacche, painter, of Swansea, to Ellen, daughter of Mr John Nott, mason, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 9, 1854
Death - October 31, at Southmolton, Johanna, wife of Mr James Latey, baker, aged 68.
Death October 29, at Dalston, the residence of his daughter (Mrs Burton), Mr Philip Hartnoll, late of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 23, 1854
Birth - November 15, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Bater, Fortescue Arms, of twins.
Death - November 16, at No. 4, Ferdinand-place, Hampstead-road, London, aged 58, Mr Sheppard, late of the Gas Works, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 7, 1854
Death - November 27th, suddenly, at Shepton Mallet, aged 52, Mr Philip Baker, of Southmolton. The deceased was for a great number of years carrier between the latter place and Tiverton

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 14, 1854
Death - December 6, at Sidmouth, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs Scott, Mr W. Trix, late of Great Hele Farm, Southmolton, aged 70. Mr Trix was one of the poor-law guardians of Southmolton for many years, and was much respected.
Death - December 6, at Southmolton, Mr Wm. Rowcliffe, aged 51.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 4, 1855
Birth - December 25, at Southmolton, the wife of R. J. Crosse, Esq., Solicitor, of a daughter.
Birth - December 15, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr T. Farley, draper, of a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 11, 1855
Birth - January 8, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Deagon, grocer, of a daughter
Birth - January 5, at South-street, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Thomas Chapple, law-clerk, of a still-born son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 25, 1855
January 17, at Southmolton, Mr Richard Cole, formerly of the Stag's Head, and late of the Unicorn Inn, maltster and innkeeper, aged 92.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 1, 1855
Death - February 20 at Southmolton, Mary, only daughter of Mr George Southcomb, aged 15 years.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 8, 1855
Southmolton, Devon - To be sold, by Public Auction, at the George Hotel, Southmolton, on Wednesday, the 28th day of March next, at Four o'clock in the Afternoon precisely, by Mr John Hooper, Auctioneer, the undermentioned desirable Freehold Properties,
In the following, or such other, lots as may be agreed on at the time of Sale, namely:-
Lot 1 - All that commodious Dwelling-house, with the Garden and necessary Outbuildings attached, situate in East-street, Southmolton, and the Three Closes of Pasture Land behind, called The Field, Round Close, and Common Close, otherwise Perryman's Close, containing together about three acres and a half or thereabout (except an undivided moiety belonging to Sir T. D. Acland, Bart., in the close called Common or Perryman's Close, containing about one acre and three quarters), all now in the occupation of W. Menson, Esq., as yearly tenant thereof.
Lot 2 - All the Dwelling-house adjoining the above, with the Garden and Appurtenances belonging, now in the occupation of Longworth, Esq., as tenant thereof, together with a Stable and small Garden now occupied with Lot 1.
Lot 3 - All those two closes of fertile Pasture Land, with the Wood adjoining, called Pattishams, containing altogether about ten acres, and now in the occupation of John Searle, as yearly tenant thereof. This Lot contains valuable beds of stone which may be quarried to great advantage.
Lot 4 - All those three Closes of Pasture Land, called King's Close, Crooked Close, and Peas Close, containing altogether 5a. 3r. 23p. or thereabout, now in the occupation of W. Merson, Esq.
Lot 5 - All that excellent Close of Meadow Land, called Broad Meadow, containing three acres, now in the occupation of Mr George Cole, as tenant thereof.
Lot 6 - A piece of Garden Ground, formerly part of Broad Meadow, containing one quarter of an acre, now in the occupation of Mr Thomas Vicary.
Lot 7 - All those Two Closes of Pasture Land, called The Meadow, otherwise Lynton Ground and Spragues, containing altogether eight acres or thereabout, now in the occupation of Mr James Harris, as tenant thereof.
Lot 8 - All those Two Closes of Pasture Land, called Howells, containing four acres or thereabout, now in the occupation of Mr James Harris, as tenant thereof, of which an undivided moiety only is offered for sale.
Lot 9 - All that close of prime Meadow Land, called Green Lane Mead, containing about one acre and a half, now in the occupation of Wm. Bowden, as tenant thereof.
The tenants are highly respectable, and pay their rents with punctuality; it is but seldom that a property possessing such a combination of inducements is offered for public sale.
To view apply to the respective Tenants, or to Mr John Cock, Sen., South Street, Southmolton, and any further information may be obtained of the Auctioneer, Withecombe, Chagford; or of Messrs. Pearse, Son and Crosse, Solicitors, Southmolton, or of Messrs, D'Arcy and Beachy, Solicitors, Newton Abbot.
Dated Newton Abbot, 28th February 1855
(Also include property for Sale in Georgenympton.)

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 15, 1855
Death - March 2, at Southmolton, Mrs Mary Fry, aged 96.
Death - March 1, at Southmolton, Miss Sarah Beer, aged 80

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 29, 1855
Death - March 21, at Southmolton, Mary, relict of Mr James Tepper, serge-manufacturer, aged 85.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 5, 1855
Fire - the inhabitants were aroused from their peaceful slumbers, on Friday night, by the ringing of the Town-hall bell, and the alarming cry of fire. Hundreds soon congregated to the spot, which was the furzehouse and bake-house of Mr. J. C. Vernon, baker, &c., on whose premises a similar occurrence took place nearly two years ago, and which resulted in a great loss of property; fortunately on this occasion the destructive element was confined to the locality, where it originated. Rumours are abroad as to the origin of the fire, and an inquiry on the subject has been instituted.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 19, 1855
Birth - April 8, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr William Shapland, maltster, of a son.
Birth - April 7, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr. A. H. Attwater, chemist and druggist, of a daughter.
Birth - April 7, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Pook, officer of inland revenue, of a son.
Death - April 2, at Windsor, Mr William Tucker, aged 97. the deceased was a native of Southmolton, but for a great number of years has filled the office of verger in St. George's Chapel, Windsor

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 17, 1855
Birth - May 14, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr John Cock, jun., builder, of a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 31, 1855
Birth - May 24, at Southmolton, the wife of W. H. Hitchcock, Esq., of a daughter.
Birth - May 22, at the Ring of Bells, Southmolton, the wife of Mr W. G. Harris, of a daughter - still born.
Death - May 24, at East-street, Southmolton, Mr Joshua Collacott, aged 76.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 14, 1855
Marriage - June 12, at the parish church of St Thomas, by the Rev. W. H. Howard, the vicar, the Rev. Thomas Henry Maitland, incumbent of Southmolton, to Eliza, daughter of the late Edward Hudson, Esq., of Antrim, Ireland.
Death - June 6, at Southmolton, aged 14, Victoria, youngest daughter of the late Mr William Taylor, for many years butler to Lord Fortescue.
Death - June 4, at Buxton-street, Clerkenwell, London, Mr John Widgery, tailor, of Southmolton, aged 26.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 28, 1855
Death - June 23rd, at Southmolton, the infant child of Mr Wilkins, schoolmaster.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 19, 1855
Birth - July 5, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr J Burden, of a son.
Birth - July 4, at Shooter's-hill, Blackheath, the wife of John Morris, Esq., solicitor, (formerly of Southmolton) of a son.
Death - July 10, at Southmolton, Mary, the wife of Mr Squire Badcock, aged 72.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 26, 1855
Southmolton News
At the quarter sessions held on Wednesday, before W. M. Praed, Esq., Margaret Partridge, who pleased guilty of stealing a quantity of potatoes from Mr Elworthy, of Kingsland Farm, was sentenced to one month's imprisonment.
On Wednesday last, our bell's continued to ring merrily during the day, to welcome the return from their wedding tour of the Rev. T. H. Maitland and his lady.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 9, 1855
Marriage - July 31, at Southmolton, by the Rev. J. C. Saunders, Mr Robert B. Dunn, of Cheyney Farm, to Eliza, second daughter of Mr John Dakin, grocer.
Death - August 3, at Southmolton, Mr William Dunn, aged 58
Southmolton News - A fire broke out in the back premises occupied by Mr G. Gillard in the churchyard, on Tuesday last. It was, very fortunately, quickly discovered and extinguished, or the loss would have been very great.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 16, 1855
Eligible Investment, Southmolton, Devon
To be Sold, by Auction, by Messrs. Ellis and Son, on Friday, the 24th day of August next, precisely at Three o'clock in the Afternoon, at the George Inn, Southmolton, subject to such conditions as will then be produced, the Fee-simple and Inheritance of that valuable Farm and Estate called Dawes, otherwise Higher Blackpool, consisting of a good farm-house, with all necessary and convenient outhouses and 114a. 2r. 15p. (statute measure) of excellent orchard, rich meadow, pasture and arable land, situate in the parish of Southmolton, in the County of Devon, about two miles from the town, and near the turn-pike road, leading from that place to Barnstaple, now, and for many years past, in the occupation of Mr Henry Bussell, as tenant thereof.
The above farm adjoins the estates and preserves of the Earl Fortescue, and Sir T. D. Acland, Bart., and a river well-stocked with salmon and trout, and the situation is admirably calculated for the erection of a house for the residence of a gentleman, whilst to a sportsman it would be a valuable property.
For viewing the premises, apply to the Tenant; and for further particulars at the office of Messrs. Salter and Clarke, Solicitors, Chard.
Dated July 17th, 1855

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 30, 1855
Marriage - August 22, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr Christopher Shapland, of Samson Farm, Kingsnympton, to Grace, eldest daughter of Mr John Elworthy, of Honiton Barton, Southmolton.
Marriage - August 18, at St James's, Sussex-gardens, Chas. W. Tyler, Esq., of Ocford-terrace, Hyde-park, to Mary, second daughter of the late J. Thorne, Esq., of Townhouse, Southmolton, Devon, and of South Audley-street, London.
Death - August 22, at Southmolton, aged 64, Mr William Reed, currier, after a severe illness. He was a man of superior business habits, and is universally lamented.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 25, 1855
Southmolton News - Last week at a special meeting of the borough magistrates held at the Guildhall, Mr William Merson was summoned for unlawfully beating his son and daughter, the boy being aged about thirteen years, and the girl a few years older. The case was brought forward at the instigation of Mr R. Ley, surgeon, the trustee of the children, who, in their examination, said that at about eleven o'clock on the 8th instant their father came home and beat them severely with his walking-stick. Mr Ley said he had examined both children and found their backs both bruised and discoloured, and he should think the beating that produced such marks must have been much too severe. The Bench fined the defendant £5 for each assault, with the expenses, and bound him over in the sum of £100 to keep the pace for six months.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 1, 1855
Southmolton News - At the Petty Sessions held here recently, two waggoners named Hooper and Seldon were fined 40s. each and costs for allowing timber to drag on the turnpike road; Richard Hulland and John Gomer were sent to prison for a week for stealing apples; Philip Colwell was fined 10s. and cost for trespassing and being unlawfully in pursuit of game in the night time; and William Gibbs, for stealing wood, was ordered to pay, with 5s damages, a fine of £1.
At the Quarter Sessions, before W. M. Praed, Esq., (recorder), William Avery, alias Old Rag Avery, was convicted of stealing two tarpaulins from a linhay belonging to Mr R. Furse, surgeon, and was sentenced to a month's imprisonment.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 8, 1855
Marriage - November 1, at Bishopsnympton, by the Rev. J. Thorn, Mr James Sanders, of Southmolton, to Miss Elworthy, of Galliford Farm, Bishopsnympton.
Marriage - October 30, at Chulmleigh, by the Rev. W. T. Davy, Mr J. Walters, formerly of Southmolton, to Elizabeth, daughter of the late Mr Thomas Croote, of the former place.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 6, 1855
Birth - November 30, at Southmolton, the wife of R. Ley, Esq., surgeon, of a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 20, 1855
Death - December 15, at Southmolton, William Longworthy, Esq., aged 73
Southmolton News - Mary Shaddick has been sent to gaol for a month for deserting her two children.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 27, 1855
Southmolton News - A Crimean Hero
Mr James Trewin, son of Mr Henry Trewin, of this town, tinman, returned on Thursday last from the Crimea. He has been in every engagement, from the battle of the Alma to the memorable 8th of September, and strange to say, has not received a wound.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, January 10, 1856
Birth - January 3, at Southmolton, the wife of James Flexman, Esq., of a son.
Death - At Southmolton, aged 70, William Longworth, Esq., of Summerville, Worcestershire, and Glynnwood, Co.westmeath, Ireland, youngest and last surviving son of the late Francis Longworth, Esq., of Credgan Castle, in the same county.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 14, 1856
Police - Robert Letherby, the landlord of the Red Lion Inn, 10s and 11s. 6d. costs, for allowing drunkenness in his house.
Mr Thorne 5s. for being drunk at the Red Lion Inn.
Three boys named Tassell, Thorne, and Turner, have been sentenced, the two latter to two months' imprisonment each, and the former to thee months' imprisonment, each to receive two whippings, for stealing some small packets of tobacco from the shop window of Mr Vernon.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 28, 1856
Death - February 22, at Southmolton, Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr Philip Pearce, and for many years in the service of the late Countess of Portsmouth.
Death - February 17, at Southmolton, Mr C Veals, baker, aged 46.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 6, 1856
Death - February 27, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr John Bayley, smith, aged 40.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 20, 1856
March 12, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr Wm. T. Tepper, of Southmolton, to Emma, the second daughter of Mr R Cride, of South Aller Farm, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 27, 1856
Death - March 19, at Southmolton, Mrs Jones, relict of Mr T. Jones, butcher, aged 95.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 17, 1856
Birth - April 7, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr. Thomas Chapple, of a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 24, 1856
Birth - April 17, at Great Hele Farm, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Trix, of a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 1, 1856
Death - April 26, at Southmolton, the infant child of Mr Thomas Chapple, accountant.
Death - April 24, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr John Hacche, aged 37.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 22, 1856
Birth - May 16, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr J. A. Kingdon, law clerk, of a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 26, 1856
Birth - June 23, at the Parsonage, Southmolton, North Devon, the wife of the Rev. T Henry Maitland, incumbent, of a son.
Death - June 12, at Southmolton, James, eldest son of Mr James Hearne, aged 23.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 10, 1856
Birth - June 30, at Southmolton, the wife of E. K. Gillard, Esq., solicitor, of a still-born son.
Birth - June 30, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Cole, accountant, of a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 7, 1856
Birth - August 3, At Southmolton, the wife of Mr A. H. Attwater, of a son.
Death - July 28, at Southmolton, Mrs W Fry, aged 27.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 11, 1856
Death - September 2, at Southmolton, Mr W.Bright, late of the Town Arms Inn, aged 65.
Southmolton News - Melancholy Accident, On Wednesday night last Mr William Bright, an old and respected inhabitant of this town, and for many years landlord of the Town Arms, or Sheep Market Inn, met with his death by falling down stairs. He was going to bed, and accidentally slipped his foot, falling from the top to the bottom; when picked up he was quite dead, his neck being dislocated. A coroner's inquest was held on the body, and verdict of 'accidental death', returned.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 18, 1856
Birth - September 11, at Ivy Cottage, Southmolton, the wife of the Rev. J. Saunders, of a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 25, 1856
Important Sale of Freehold and Other Property - To be Sold, by Auction, by Messrs. J. and W. Manning (unless previously disposed of, by Private Contract, in which case Notice will be given) at the George Inn, in Southmolton, on Monday, the 10th day of January next, at Four o'clock in the Afternoon precisely, and subject to such conditions as shall be then and there produced, the undermentioned Inn, Dwelling-Houses, Poll Deed, Policy, Gas Shares, Property, and Premises, in the following or such other Lots as shall be agreed on at the Auction, viz;-
Lot 1 - All that old-established, well-accustomed, and commodious Messuage, Tenement and Inn, called the 'George Hotel', in Southmolton, with the good-will thereof; and the Courtlage, yards, coach-houses, walled garden, and appurtenances, thereto belonging, now occupied by Mr Gould.
Lot 2 - All those Dwelling Houses, situate at the corner of Duke-street and East-street, in Southmolton, some year since occupied and used as an Inn, called the 'White Hart', but now consisting of two very superior Dwelling-houses, with the Courtlages, stables, store rooms, and appurtenances belonging thereto, one of which house was lately and for several years occupied by Dr Riccard, and the other is now in the occupation of Mr Wood, Grocer.
The foregoing Lots are held and will be sold in Fee-simple.
The other lots of sale of insurances, mortgage debts, and shares.
For viewing the first two Lots, application may be made at the George Hotel; and any further particulars may be obtained of Mr John Skinner, jun., of North-tawton; or Mr Samuel Norrish, of Colebrook; or of Messrs, Pearse, Son, and Crosse, Solicitors and Proctors, Southmolton, Devon.
Dated 22nd December 1856.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 5, 1857
Birth - January 24 - at Southmolton, Mrs Garrett, of a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 19, 1857
Birth - February 16, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr. W. T. Tepper, bookseller and stationer, of a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 5, 1857
Birth - February 27, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr J. Western, Red Cow Inn, of a daughter.
Marriage - February 26, at Southmolton, Mr John Hacche, baker, to Mary, daughter of Mr A. Manning, auctioneer.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 12, 1857
Birth - March 9, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Thomas Farley, draper, of a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 23, 1857
Marriage - April 8, at St Marylebone, Mr William Webber, draper, of Southmolton, to Elizabeth, daughter of Mr John Wilkey, of Marylebone, London.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 14, 1857
Birth - May 4, at Southmolton, the wife of W. M. Hitchcock, Esq., of a son.
Death - May 8, at Southmolton, aged 34, Mr. Charles Adams, painter and glazier.
Death - May 7, at Southmolton, after a short illness, aged 64, Mr Philip Widgery, for thirty-four years crier of the town, and universally respected.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 28, 1857
Death - May 17, at Southmolton, Mr James Chapple, aged 26.
Death - May 16, at Southmolton, aged 19, Mr Benjamin Chapple, pupil teacher at the National School.
Death - May 16, at Southmolton aged 30, Jane, wife of Mr Thomas Baker of Chelmsford and daughter of Mr T. Baker, of the former place, builder.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 11, 1857
Marriage - June 4, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr William Andrews of Swansea, to Lucy, fifth daughter of Mr John Nott of Southmolton

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 25, 1857
Birth - June 13, at Southmolton, the wife of R. J. Crosse, Esq., solicitor, of a daughter.
Southmolton News - Accident, On Wednesday evening, while John Brealey, a labourer, was engaged in taking down the old buildings on ground intended for the cemetery, a portion of wall fell on him and nearly buried him. His arm was broken, but he is favourably progressing under the surgical attendance of Dr Riccard.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 23, 1857
Birth - July 17, at Southmolton, Mrs R. B. Dunn, of a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 20, 1857
Birth - August 5, at Southmolton, the wife of W. G. Smyth, Esq., of a daughter.
Death - August 10, at Southmolton, Mrs Elizabeth Searle

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 24, 1857
Death - September 10, at Southmolton, Mr Adam Reid, stationer, aged 30.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 3, 1857
Death - November 25, at Southmolton, Martha, the wife of Mr William Trant, land-surveyor, aged 77.
Death - November 22, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr William Mountjoy, cabinet-maker, aged 32.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 21, 1858
Death - January 16, suddenly, at Southmolton, Mary, widow of Mr William Watts, superintendent of the Rolle property at Chittlehampton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 4, 1858
Death - January 31, at Southmolton, aged 79, H. J. N. Bawden, Esq., Justice of the Peace for Devon.
Death - January 21, at Meethe Farm, Southmolton, Mr. J. Skinner, aged 63.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 25, 1858
Death - March 21, at Southmolton, aged 4, Miss Bagot.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 8, 1858
Marriage - March 30, at the Independent Chapel, Southmolton, Mr W. J. Sawtell, draper, to Miss Huxtable, milliner, both of Southmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 15, 1858
Marriage - April 13, at Warkleigh, by the Rev. William Thorold, Mr John Buckingham, of North Aller, Southmolton to Mary Maria, eldest daughter of Mr. Mortimer, of Warkleigh Barton.
Marriage - April 7, at Southmolton, by the Rev. J. H. Maitland, Mr John Blackmore, to Mrs Elizabeth Palfremen.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 6, 1858
Death - April 30, at Southmolton, suddenly, very much beloved, Mr Robert Furse, jun., surgeon, aged 22.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 10, 1858
Birth - June 5, at Southmolton, Mrs Garrett, of a son.
Death - May 31, at Southmolton, aged 15 months, Helen, daughter of Mr W. T. Tepper, printer.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 1, 1858
Marriage - At King's Church, Gibraltar, John, second son of Mr. R. Tepper, of Southmolton, to Louise, eldest daughter of Mr. Thibandier, of Gibraltar, merchant.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 29, 1858
Death - July 17, at Southmolton, Elizabeth, relict of Mr John Widgery, aged 81.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 5, 1858
Charge of Concealing Birth
Elizabeth Gardner, 20, was charged with concealing the birth of her female illegitimate child at Southmolton in May last. She had been committed for the wilful murder of the child; but the grand jury had ignored the bill.
Mr Cox prosecuted; and Mr Turner defended the prisoner. It appeared that at the latter end of April last, the prisoner went to lodge with a man, named William May, who resided at the Brewery Tap, Southmolton; and on the 15th of May the body of a female child was found in a privy belonging to the house of Mr May, but to which other parties could obtain access. The body was found on the day in question by Mr May when in the act of emptying the privy. A policeman was fetched, and the prisoner was taken into custody. Her bedroom was searched by Sergeant Fisher, who found a quantity of linen saturated with blood. There were also stains of blood on the bed sheets in the prisoner's bed. The prisoner had a bedroom to herself adjoining the one in which Mr. May and his wife slept; and it was sought by the learned counsel for the prosecution to establish the fact, that the prisoner was taken ill in her bedroom, and was delivered in the privy, which was at some distance from the house. The prisoner was examined by Mr Gardner, surgeon of Southmolton, who stated his belief that the prisoner had been delivered of a child about a week previous, about which time he also thought the child had been born.
The Jury retired, and on their re-appearance into Court they returned a verdict of 'Not Guilty' of the charge of concealment of the birth of her child.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 26, 1858
North Devon - the Fee-simple and Inheritance of rich Grazing or Dairy Fields, and Two good Farms for Sale.
The Grazing Fields, called Gotavins and Bridge Ground, contain about forty acres of very excellent pasture land, which may be divided into four separate lots, very conveniently situated, close to the town of Southmolton. There is a house on Bridge Ground.
For particulars apply to Mr Wm. Trant, South-street, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 9, 1858
Southmolton News - Fire, On Thursday a fire broke out in the chimney of a house occupied by Mr Chas. Dunn, butcher, and from the scarcity of water and the quantity of thatched buildings around serious consequences were anticipated; prompt assistance being rendered, the fire was fortunately extinguished without doing much damage.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 16, 1858
Bankrupts - John Colinson, builder, Southmolton
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 30, 1858
Birth - September 20, at Southmolton, Mrs W. Tucker, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 7, 1858
Braunton Petty Sessions, Sept. 29.
James Bradley, of Southmolton, for leaving a large stone of about 14lbs. weight in the turnpike-road, near Landkey, was fined 5s. , with the expenses.
Southmolton News - Magisterial, John Lodey, of the White Hart Inn, was fined 5s. and costs, 16s. for selling beer after twelve o'clock on Saturday night.
Mr W. Tepper was summoned, on the complaint of Mr. W. Cole, for refusing an inspection of the poor's rate, and fined in the costs, the complainant not pressing for the penalty.
Sessions - Jane Toms, wife of a labourer, of this town, was convicted for receiving goods from her daughter, a servant at Mr Attwater's, knowing them to be stolen. The prisoner was found guilty, and a previous conviction having been proved against her, she was sentenced to fourteen years' penal servitude.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 28, 1858
Birth - October 16, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr. John Cook, jun., a daughter.
Birth - October 16, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr. George Cook, jun., a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 18, 1858
Southmolton News
Accident - On Wednesday evening last, as Mr Gillard, solicitor, was returning from Northmolton, in company with Mr Attwater, druggist, the former was thrown from his horse, and received some severe injuries. He is now doing very well, under the care of Geo. Allarton, Esq., surgeon.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 16, 1858
Death - December 2, at Southmolton, aged 2 1/2 years, Elizabeth Reed, daughter of Mr Dockings, currier.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 6, 1859
Birth - At Hudscott House, Southmolton, the wife of the Rev. G. Heathcote, a son.
Marriage - December 28, at Southmolton, by the Rev. J. Bawden, Mr William Blackford, of Southmolton, to Ellen, youngest daughter of Mr John Fry.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 20, 1859
Marriage - January 12, at St David's Harriet, only daughter of the late Mr John Walters, of Southmolton, to Mr James Vickery, of New York, U.S.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 10, 1859
Death - February 3, at Southmolton, Leonard, infant son of Mr Hoskins, currier.
Death - February 3, at Southmolton, Samuel Henry, second son of Mr Henry Trewin, plumber and glazier, aged 21, after a lingering illness, which he bore with Christian fortitude.
Death - February 2, at Southmolton, Miss Tout, aged 72.
Death - January 31, at Southmolton, Mr John Tanner, aged 42.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 31, 1859
Birth - March 27, at Southmolton, Mrs W. Blackford, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 16, 1859
Death - May 29, at Southmolton, after a lingering illness, Mrs Sarah Quick, aged 64.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 23, 1859
Exeter News -
Elizabeth Chapple, an old woman, a native of Southmolton, was sentenced to three days' imprisonment for begging, in Sidwell-street, this morning.
Southmolton News -
Jane Coggings, a girl of nineteen, was brought up by Mr. Superintendent Wood, charged with stealing a petticoat and other trifling articles, valued in 2s., from her mistress, Mrs Elworthy. She was defended by Mr J. T. Shapland. The Magistrates, after hearing the evidence, considered the case proved, and sent her to prison for a week.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 28, 1859
Birth - July 19, at Southmolton, Mrs Crosse, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 25, 1859
Birth - August 11, at Paradise Academy, Southmolton, the wife of Mr J. Pierre Harris, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 29, 1859
Birth - August 15, at Whitechapel, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Adams, a son.
Death - September 22, at Southmolton, in his 64th year, James Wilkins Thorne, Esq., M.D. formerly of Okehampton, Devon.
Barnstaple, News -
Edward Sage, of Southmolton, was fined 1s., with 3s. 6d. expenses for assaulting William Henry Skerry, of Barnstaple.
A Penny Wise but a Pound Foolish - Henry Pearson, an itinerant cheese dealer, for selling goods in the streets contrary to the provisions of the Barnstaple Market Act, 1852, was fined 1s. with 12s. expenses. He refused to pay the toll, and left Barum no doubt delighted at having 'done the toll-collector', but he was soon 'found at home' at Southmolton, and he came thence under the fostering care of Superintendent Fisher - hence the heavy expenses.
Mary Sanders, an elderly woman, was sent to prison for fourteen days for begging. On the preceding day she called at Mr Palmer's Solicitor, and asked for alms, remarking that she was a widow with four children. Just after she left an umbrella was missed, and as no other person had been there it was thought the woman might have borrowed it, because it was then raining. Unmindful of the houses at which she had told the harrowing tale of the 'widow with four children' she called at Mr Palmer's again on the following morning - not to return the umbrella, but to excite the household of her lorn condition. She very soon afterwards found herself in the hands of the police, but she denied all knowledge of the missing umbrella. She told the Magistrates that she was native of Southmolton - that 'her husband takes likenesses with paint' and she adhered to her story that she was the mother of four children, but admitted that she had fallen into an error respecting her being a widow.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 6, 1859
Birth - September 23, at Southmolton, Mrs Walter Snow, a son.
Death - October 2, at Southmolton, Mr Robert Siderfin, aged 75.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 3, 1859
Birth - October 19, at Southmolton, Mrs R. Clarke, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 10, 1859
Birth - November 3, at Westfield Cottage, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Mason, inland revenue officer, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 17, 1859
Torrington County Court - William Down v. Henry Thorne and Henry Oatway. This was an action for the recovery of £2 6s. 4d. - the alleged balance of an account. The plaintiff now keeps a public-house at Southmolton, but he previously lived at Highbickington. It appears that he was employed by the defendants to rip the bark from some trees at Dolton in 1858, and the present claim was alleged to be due upon that transaction. The defendants (who were represented by Mr D. Kingdon) admitted owing the plaintiff 12s. 6d., but they disputed the other portion of the demand. It transpired that the defendants had sued the plaintiff at the Southmolton County Court, and to their claim Down then put in a set-off. The set-off, however, could not in that Court be entertained, and as the judgment went against Down, he summoned the defendant at the Torrington Court for the set-off. The items of the set-off at the Southmolton Court were in the total amount much below the sum now alleged to be due from the defendants. His Honour gave judgment for 12s. 6d. without costs.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 15, 1859
County Court -
Tepper v. Tepper - The plaintiff, Mr Wm. Tepper, of Southmolton, sued the defendant, Mr Wm. Thos. Tepper, his nephew, for the sum of £4 2s. 3d. for rent alleged to be due to him. Plaintiff was nonsuited, in consequence of suing alone, and without the consent of the joint owners, of which Mr Amos Tepper, the father of defendant, was one.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 29, 1859
Death - December 20, at the house of her son, in Barnstaple-street, Southmolton, Jane, relict of Mr John Harris, aged 79.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 5, 1860
Southmolton Petty Sessions -
Absconding of an Apprentice - Mr George Cook, shoe-maker, Southmolton, summoned his apprentice, Samuel Squire, for leaving his service without his consent. The boy pleaded guilty, and was sent to the borough gaol for a week.
Assault - Elizabeth Mills summoned Susan Fooks for assaulting her on Saturday the 24th December last, in the market place, Southmolton. The complainant stated that she had been employed for the last nine years by Simon Fooks, the husband of the defendant, to assist him in keeping a stall in the market-place, and that on the day in question she was at her stall when the defendant came up and abused her, calling her a w......, and shaking her fist in her fact, although she did not touch her, and upset some cakes upon the stall. Mr Shapland appeared for Fooks, and stated that the girl Mills had driven Fooks' wife (the defendant) and her daughter from the house, and now Mills was the sole mistress, that Susan Fooks and her daughter were in great distress, and she certainly did abuse complainant, but did not strike her, and therefore the case should be dismissed. The Mayor considered the case proved, and fined Susan Fooks 1s. and costs, or in default of payment three days' imprisonment.
Assault - Susan Fooks summoned Simon Fooks, her husband, for assaulting her, on the day when the last assault took place. Complainant stated that while she was talking to Mills, at her husband's stall, defendant came behind her and struck her on the head with his fist. This statement was corroborated by her daughter, who stated that her parents had been separated for the last twelve months and that she herself had left her father's house, as he said she must sleep with him. Mr Shapland appeared for the complainant. Defendant called a witness named Churchward, who alleged that he (defendant) simply pushed the complainant from his stall. The Mayor did not consider this an assault, and dismissed the case.
Another Absconding Apprentice - John Hodge, tailor, summoned his apprentice, William Tapp, for leaving his employ without his consent. Mr J. T. Shapland appeared for Tapp. Defendant was committed to gaol for one month, with hard labour.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 1, 1860
Marriage - January 26, at Southmolton, by the Rev. C. S. B. Sydenham, rector of Brushford, in this County, Charles Cecil Gowan, Esq., son of the late Philip Gowan, Esq., of Dulwich, London, to Elizabeth Anne, eldest daughter of J. E. Cutcliffe, Esq., of Southmolton.
Death - January 28, at Southmolton, Mr William Tepper, for many years assistant overseer in this town, much respected.
Southmolton News - Presentation of a Testimonial - On Wednesday evening, the 215th ultimo, Corporal John Gloyens, a native of this town, was presented by his friends and fellow-townsmen with a gold watch and chain, of the value of twenty guineas, as an expression of the esteem in which he is held as a brave soldier and as a private individual. The meeting took place at the George Hotel, and was well attended. The gallant corporal has only recently returned from India, where he was engaged in the late dreadful war. On Wednesday evening he wore the uniform of the 78th Highlanders, of which unfortunate regiment he was one of the few survivors. He has been absent from this town for fourteen years, and was lately home on furlough. Accompanying the testimonial was an address very numerously signed, and among the names attached was that of Earl Fortescue.
Accidental Death - On Friday last William Haywood of Southmolton, was found drowned in a pool of water at Stone Moor Quarry, Georgenympton. It appears that about eleven o'clock of the above day he was seen working in the quarry, and that about one o'clock some one went there for the purpose of speaking to him, but he was not to be seen, and his tools were partly covered with stone which seemed to have fallen from the upper part of the quarry. These were taken out, and after a search for deceased he was discovered in some water at the bottom of the quarry. He was taken out but life was extinct. On the following day an inquest was held at Georgenympton, by R. Bremridge, Esq., district coroner. From the evidence then adduced it is supposed that deceased was knocked into the water by the stone which had fallen from the quarry. The jury accordingly returned a verdict of 'Accidental Death'.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 15, 1860
Southmolton News-
Robberies, - Various petty robberies, with attempts at housebreaking, and one case of attempted highway robbery, are reported to have taken place in and near the town. A copper line was stolen from the premises belonging to Mrs Gould, in East-street; and a quantity of clothes from Mr Mountjoy, of the Town Arms Inn.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 22, 1860
Birth - February 14, at the George Hotel, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Joshua Gould, a son.
Birth, February 8, at Southmolton, the wife of Richard Ley, Esq., surgeon, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 29, 1860
Death - February 23, Mrs Bright, South-street, Southmolton, at the advanced age of 98.
Death - February 23, the wife of Mr Trawin, ironmonger, East-street, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 14, 1860
Birth - March 13, at Southmolton, the wife of the Rev. John Hamilton Bond, rector of Romansleigh, a daughter.
Marriage - March 12, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr John Lyddon Pearce, draper, Square, Southmolton, to Miss Henrietta Russell, of the same town.
Death - March 5, at Southmolton, Mr George Cook, aged 65.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 21, 1860
Southmolton News - Accident
A few nights' since an old man, named James Palfrey, labourer, West Anstey, was ridden over by Wm. Eastmond, of the Sheepmarket Inn, in this town. Eastmond immediately stopped his horse, and having procured assistance, conveyed Palfrey to his own house, which was close by. Mr A. H. Attwall, surgeon, of this town, was instantly sent for, and discovered that Palfrey had several ribs broken, and had received other injuries. However, under the above gentleman's care, he is recovering.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 4, 1860
Death - March 27, at Southmolton, Mary, wife of Mr Bater, aged 60.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 11, 1860
Southmolton County Court
Eastmond v. Allerton - The plaintiff, a butcher of this town, claimed of the defendant, a surgeon of the same place, the sum of £2 8s. for hay delivered. Judgment for plaintiff for the sum of £1 15s. being the price of ten cwt.
Bikell v. Attwater - This was an adjourned case. The plaintiff, a watchmaker of this town, sued the defendant, a chemist, residing at St. Blazey, Cornwall, for the price of a watch supplied him. The defendant pleaded the statute of limitations. Mr Gillard appeared for the defendant, and applied for an adjournment of the case till next court day, which was granted.
Comins v. Ogilvie - Plaintiff, an agricultural implement maker, of this town, sued the lessees of the North Devon Railway to recover the sum of £9 10s., being the damage alleged to have been sustained by their detention of an agricultural implement on its way back from the Royal Agricultural Society's exhibition, at Warwick. It appeared from the evidence that the plaintiff had sued the wrong parties. His Honour gave judgment for defendants, with costs.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 18, 1860
Marriage - April 14, at Buckland, Elias, youngest son of Mr Elworthy, Kingsland, Southmolton, to Mary, eldest daughter of Mr Carter, of Brayley Barton, East Buckland.
Marriage - April 10, at the Independent Chapel, by the Rev. C. Harrison, Mr Richard Kingdon, Duke-street, Southmolton, to Miss M Dunn, of Stowford Farm, Swimbridge.
Marriage - April 10, at Braunton, by the Rev. J. W. R. Landon, vicar, Mr William Mountjoy, Southmolton, to Mary, second daughter of Mr George Avery, of Braunton.
Death - April 12, at Church-lane, Southmolton, Mr John Callicott, suddenly, aged 69.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 2, 1860
Divisional Petty Sessions, Monday - Obstructing the Highway. William Alford and Wm. Ayre, in the employ of Mr John Cock, Builder, Southmolton, were summoned by the Rev. W. H. Karslake, for obstructing the highway between Southmolton and Newnham Bridge. Fined 3s. 6d each including costs.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 16, 1860
Birth - May 5, at Southmolton, Mrs J. A. Kingdon, a son.
Birth - May 5, at Southmolton, Mrs Norman, a daughter.
Death - May 10, at Southmolton, Mr John Thomas, upwards of fifty years sexton of the parish church.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 6, 1860
Southmolton Borough Petty Sessions - Superintendent Fisher summoned Mr Wm. Deagon, for allowing his wagon to obstruct the highway outside his field, near the Union Workhouse. Fined 10s., including expenses.
George Harris was summoned for allowing his cart to obstruct the highway opposite Alpha Cottage. Fined 10s., including costs.
John Bowden, seventy-two years of age, and an inmate of the Union Workhouse, was committed to gaol for the thirty-eighth time, for refusing to work at the pump on Sunday last. Defendant alleged a regard for the Sabbath as the reason for his refusal, and stated that the 'gentlemen down at Exeter' treated him better than he was served at the Union. He considered also that working at the pump was too much for one man. Committed to county gaol for twenty-one days - hard labour.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 4, 1860
Birth - June 21, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Edwin Huxtable, wine and spirit merchant, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 25, 1860
Death - July 19, at Southmolton, Elizabeth, second daughter of Mr Thomas Baker, builder, aged 30.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 22, 1860
Death - August 9, at Southmolton, suddenly, Mr William turner, wheelwright, aged 65.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 12, 1860
Death - September 9, at Southmolton, Mr James Coles, aged 56, twenty-five years relieving officer, and registrar of births and deaths for the Southmolton district.
Southmolton News - Spontaneous Combustion - One day last week a haystack, the produce of about thirty acres, and the property of Mr John Buckingham, Aller Farm, caught fire, but fortunately not more than sixteen or seventeen cwt. were consumed.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 19, 1860
Death - September 13, Bessie, the infant daughter of Mr Thomas Chapple, South-street, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 10, 1860
Southmolton County Court, Oct 5 - the Fracas at the Unicorn.
Charles Godfery, v. William Thomas Tepper - the plaintiff is the house-steward at Castle-Hill and the defendant is a printer, of Southmolton. Mr Lionel Bencraft appeared for the former, and Mr R. Riccard for the latter. The action was brought to recover the sum of £10 damages for an assault. This case was tried by a jury. The plaintiff went to Southmolton on the evening of the 25th of June last for the purpose of bidding adieu to Mr Knight Gillard. It rained copiously just as the plaintiff left Mr Gillard, and he sheltered himself in the Unicorn Inn. The defendant, Mr William Huxtable, watch-maker, Mr R. Cole, Mrs Cole, and Miss Cole were in the room when Mr Godfery entered. It so happened that a titbit of scandal was then rife at Southmolton. The gossips insisted that a certain young lady in an elevated walk of life had become desperately enamoured with a mason. Mr Tepper had possessed himself of the story, and he detailed it with a glowing fancy to the company. The love tale did not 'go down' at the Unicorn; and some of the company even expressed themselves as being of opinion that the story was an idle fiction. Mr Huxtable asked the plaintiff what he thought of it; and Mr Godfery pronounced an adverse opinion as to the correctness of the rumour. Thereupon the defendant exclaimed 'Then I suppose you mean to say that I'm a liar?' the plaintiff replied, 'I don't believe the story; but you know that you've proved yourself to be a liar by writing that scurrilous letter to Lord Fortescue, a letter in which he alluded to Mr Godfery in no measured terms. It would seem that Lord Fortescue handed the epistle to the plaintiff, and desired him to burn it. The observation in reference to the letter called forth an expressive though not very dignified rejoinder; and amidst the rattling banter some uncomplimentary expletives were employed. Anon, the defendant struck the plaintiff a violent blow in the face, but would not condescend to 'make an apology to an understrapper. He knew he should have to pay forty shillings for striking the plaintiff, and he would have it's worth out of him before he got home'. Subsequently, Mr Tepper, overtaking the plaintiff in the road, said 'Now I'll have my forty shillings out of you'. He then struck the plaintiff, who tripped his foot and fell. Mr Godfery lost his hat, and his temple was bruised. Efforts were subsequently made to affect a reconciliation, but the defendant would not stoop. Mr Riccard first contended that the plaintiff must be nonsuited; but his Honour overruled it. He then contended that the plaintiff had given considerable provocation to the defendant. Mr Godfery told the company at the Unicorn Inn that Mr Tepper was capable of writing falsehoods, and surely that was enough to provoke any man. The affair had been denominated a vindictive and out-rageous assault; but it seemed to him that the vindictiveness was on the other side of the question. The assault was a common one; and if the plaintiff had felt himself aggrieved he would have met ample justice by summoning the defendant before the magistrates. The damages claimed were excessive; and Mr Riccard urged that a much smaller sum would atone for the assault. His Honour took a different view of the case to the defendant's solicitor : the assault had been admitted on all hands, and the only question was the amount of damages. The argument that the plaintiff must be nonsuited was to him the most extraordinary piece of law he had ever heard. Because there was no doctor's bill - no serious bruises - a person could not claim compensation, though he had had a sever slap in the face, had been knocked down in the highway, and had slightly injured his temple, was a proposition of an uncommon kind, and was entirely new to a court of justice. In arriving at his judgment in such cases he always considered the indignity which a man had suffered, and not the actual injury alone. It had been urged that the plaintiff gave great provocation for the assault; but he did not concur in that assumption. If the defendant had knocked the plaintiff down when Mr Godfery said Mr Tepper was capable of writing falsehoods, then the assault would no doubt have been provoked; but the defendant had pursued the plaintiff into the highway - at a time when the anger should have subsided - and he there committed the second assault upon the plaintiff, when he was going quietly home. He, therefore, did not consider it was a case in which nominal damages would be a sufficient compensation. After a few minutes' consultation the jury returned a verdict for £5 - a finding in which his Honour concurred. The usual costs were allowed.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 21, 1860
Birth - November 9, at Southmolton, the wife of Captain Faulkner, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 5, 1860
Birth - November 29, at Molland, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Lewis Halse, jun., a daughter.
Death - November 29, at an advanced age, Mrs Elizabeth Kelly, East-street, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 19, 1860
Birth - December 10, at Southmolton, Mrs George Cock, a son.
Death - December 11, at Hernaman's Farm, Southmolton, the wife of Mr John Elworthy, aged 38.
Death - December 9, at Southmolton, Mrs Callacott, aged 76.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 26, 1860
Braunton Divisional petty Session, Dec. 19 - Mr Joshua Gould, of the George Hotel, Southmolton, was summoned for permitting an unlicensed omnibus to be driven more than four miles an hour. The offence was committed on the 10th of October. Mr Richard Tozer, of the Inland Revenue, stated that he rode in the defendant's van on the day named: the vehicle was driven from Southmolton to Barnstaple in two hours and ten minutes, being at the rate of 5 1/2 miles an hour. The defendant admitted the offence, and regretted that the driver of the van should have disregarded his instructions. The magistrates inflicted a fine of £5; but the Bench recommended a remission of the costs - namely, £3 10s.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 16, 1861
Death - January 13, Arthur Dyson, Esq., solicitor, Southmolton, suddenly, aged 35.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 23, 1861
Birth - January 14, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Thomas Chapple, accountant, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 6, 1861
Birth - January 31, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr W. Huxtable, watchmaker, a son.
Death - January 27, at Southmolton, Mr Grimshire, aged 85.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 27, 1861
Birth - February 17, at Rose Cottage, Southmolton, the wife of Mr John Cock, jun., a son.
Death - February 24, Mr John Widgery, East-street, Southmolton, aged 71.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 27, 1861
Death - March 18, at Southmolton, Mrs Mary Thomas, aged 48.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 8, 1861
Birth - May 1, Mrs William Webber, Southmolton, a son.
Death - May 5, at Southmolton, Frances Jane, wife of M. Jackson Riccard, Esq, and daughter of the late Rev. Wm. Stawell, Clerk, aged 65.
Death - April 30, at Southmolton, Joan, relict of the Rev. Hugh Maire Passmore, whose death was recorded a few weeks since, aged 88.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 15, 1861
Birth - May 1, at Southmolton, Mrs W. Webber, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 5, 1861
Marriage - May 30, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, M.A. Mr George Willis, of Neath, Glamorganshire, to Emma, youngest daughter of Mr John Nott, of Southmolton.
Death - May 30, at Southmolton, Margaretta, the beloved wife of Mr Thomas Baker, builder, aged 63.
Death - May 25, at Southmolton, Mr William Brearley, ironmonger, &c., aged 51.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 17, 1861
Birth - July 4, at Southmolton, the wife of William Maunder Hitchcock, Esq., a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 24, 1861
Death - July 15, Mrs M. Major, East-street, Southmolton, aged 67.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 7, 1861
Death - July 28, at Southmolton, Mr N. Pearse, aged 19.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 25, 1861
Marriage - September 17, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr William Smith, accountant, London, son of Mr John Smith, builder, of this town, to Lucy, daughter of Mr Henry Manning of Stone Farm, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 2, 1861
Southmolton News-
Suicide - A distressing case of suicide by drowning was investigated on Friday, at the Townhall, by Mr Jas. Flatman, the borough coroner. The subject of the inquest was John Webber, maltster, of this town, who was found drowned in the river Mole, on the morning of that day, by William Chapple, one of the borough constables. The evidence shewed that the deceased lost his wife about nine months since, and had been in a very distressed state of mind ever since, frequently complaining of his head. The jury returned an open verdict of 'Found Drowned'.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 16, 1861
Southmolton News - Coroner's Inquest.
On Friday last an inquest was held at Marsh Farm, Northmolton, before R. Bremridge, Esq., upon the body of Mr Thomas Bidder, of Southmolton who was found drowned in the River Mole, on Thursday last. Deceased was supposed to have left his house on Wednesday morning at a little before six o'clock, and was not known to have been seen alive after that time. The jury, after a short deliberation, gave in a verdict of 'Found drowned'. This is the second body which has been found in the Mole within the last fortnight.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 30, 1861
Southmolton - Divisional Petty Sessions, Oct. 28th
Daniel Sutton, smith, Southmolton, was summoned for having on the 17th September last, trespassed in pursuit of game on certain lands in the occupation of Mr Benjamin Yendle. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 40s. and costs. The same defendant was also charged with having at the same time and place aforesaid, killed a pheasant before the season commenced. The case was proved by Mr Samuel Phillips, of Coombe Farm, Southmolton. Fined 20s. and costs.
Richard Passmore and George Somerville, both of Southmolton, were charged with similar offences to the above. In default of appearance warrants were issued for their apprehension.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 6, 1861
Marriage - October 31, at Bishopsnympton, by the Rev. W. Burdett, vicar of Northmolton, assisted by the Rev. J. Thorne, vicar of Bishopsnympton, Mr William Lyddon, late of Twitchen, to Miss Eleanor Moore, of Southmolton, daughter of the late Mr George Moore, of Twitchen.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 11, 1861
Birth - December 3, at Southmolton, Mrs W. Oram, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 8, 1862
Barnstaple County Court, Jan. 7.
George Pope v. John Beer. The plaintiff is a miller, of Southmolton; and the defendant is a baker, of Lynton, for whom Mr Incledon Bencraft appeared. Claim, £4 7s. 6d., the amount of two sacks of flour. The defendant purchased many sacks of flour from the plaintiff from time to time; but he denied having the two for the payment of which he was now sued. His Honour is giving judgment for the amount claimed, expressed an opinion that the defendant honestly believed he did not owe the money.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 22, 1862
Death - January 9, at Southmolton, Mr Henry Moore, of the firm of Moore and Son, coach-builders, aged 76.
Death - January 8, at Castle-hill, Southmolton, of apoplexy, Mr R. Dart, aged 66, deeply regretted. The deceased was for many years house steward to the late Earl Fortescue.
Death - January 2, at Southmolton, Fanny Blake, grand-daughter of William Flexman, Esq., surgeon, aged 13.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 26, 1862
Marriage - February 20, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Anthony, second son of Mr Anthony Manning, of Higher Beer Farm, Filleigh, to Maria, eldest daughter of Mr Henry Manning, Stone Farm, Southmolton.
Marriage - February 14, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr Edwin Huxtable of Newton Abbot, to Miss S. Thomas, of Southmolton.
Death - February 14, after a lingering illness, Mr Samuel Jacomb, Southmolton, aged 21.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 2, 1862
Birth - March 24, at Southmolton, Mrs T. Farley, a daughter.
Marriage - March 26, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Charles Timewell, son of Mr Henry Manning, of Stone Farm, in that parish, to Lavinia, daughter of the late Mr W. Fisher, of Hill Farm, Knowstone.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 23, 1862
Birth - April 17, at Southmolton, the wife of Superintendent Wood, D.C.C. a son.
Marriage - April 19, at Southmolton, Mr John Longman, of Plymouth, to Sarah, daughter of Mr William Bassett, high bailiff of the Southmolton County Court.
Southmolton News - A Narrow Escape.
A little girl, about five or six years of age, daughter of Mr A. Davie, excise officer, in this town, narrowly escaped drowning on Monday morning last. She has been playing with several other children on the bank of the river, near the weir, on Parkhouse Estate, and amusing herself by running across one of the flood-gates, and in doing so slipped off into the water. She must inevitably have been drowned had she not been rescued by a youth, named Henry Orchard of Exeter, a pupil at Paradise Academy, and who, it being vacation time, was fishing about fifty yards off. Attracted by the cries of the children, he hastened to the spot and caught hold of the little creature just as she was again sinking.
Found Drowned - An inquest was held at the Guildhall on Monday last, before James Flexman, Esq., upon the body of Mary Trawin, widow, aged sixty-one. It appears that deceased had been ill for two years past, and latterly had been in a very desponding state of mind, and had expressed her intention of drowning herself near Parkhouse Bridge, and had stated that if at any time she was missing, she should be found there. She accordingly was found drowned there on Sunday, the 13th instant, having committed the rash act about half past nine on the evening previous. Deceased had attempted to destroy herself about a fortnight before but was prevented. Verdict - 'Deceased destroyed herself by drowning whilst labouring under an attack of temporary insanity'.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 14, 1862
Birth - May 6, at Southmolton, Mrs J. A. Kingdon, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 11, 1862
Birth - May 30, at Baldock, the wife of the Rev. Josiah Jutsum, formerly of Southmolton, a daughter.
Marriage - June 5, at Southmolton, by the Rev. J. A. Kingdon, Mr Frederick James Nance Kievell, of Langtree, to Frances, third daughter of Mr Richard Cridge, of South Aller Farm, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 2, 1862
Marriage - June 21, at Landkey, Mr R. Boatfield, jun., to Mary Webber, eldest daughter of the late Mr J. Roberts, of Southmolton.

Daily News, London, Wednesday, July 2, 1862
Bankrupts - John Hasking, South Molton, Devonshire, late innkeeper, July 14, at 10

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 30, 1862
Birth - July 23, at Aller Farm, near Southmolton, the wife of Mr John Buckingham, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 3, 1862
Birth - August 24, at Southmolton, Mrs John L. Pearce, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 17, 1862
On Wednesday a fire broke out at South Wood House farm, in this parish, occupied by Mr William Elworthy. It was discovered at eight o'clock in the morning, in a loft over the stables, where a quantity of straw was deposited. The engine of the royal Exchange, in which office the property was insured, with their agent, Mr John Cock, was soon on the spot, being three miles from Southmolton, and plenty of help being at hand, the fire was kept from the dwelling house. All the outbuildings were destroyed; also a calf. It is suspected to be the work of an incendiary.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 24, 1862
Death - September 16, at Southmolton, Sarah, wife of Mr John Smith, jun., builder, aged 28.
Death - September 14, at Southmolton, Mr Barnscombe, aged 89.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 15, 1862
Marriage - October 9, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, incumbent, Bearnard Wm. Lucas, Esq., of Paris, merchant to Jane, third daughter of Robert Furze, Esq., of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 29, 1862
Death - October 24, at Southmolton, aged 43, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Richard Ley, Esq., surgeon.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 5, 1862
Birth - October 26, at St. Blazey, Cornwall, the wife of the late Mr R. Retallick, chemist, Southmolton, a daughter - stillborn.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 19, 1862
Birth - Nov. 9, at Southmolton, Mrs J. T. Widgery, a son - still-born.
Death - November 13, at Southmolton, Miss Maria Tapp, aged 44.
Death - November 12, at Southmolton, Mrs Mary Tapp, aged 86.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 3, 1862
Birth - November 22, at Southmolton, Mrs W. J. Sawtell, a son
Birth - November 22, at Southmolton, Mrs Wm. Thomas, a son.
Birth - November 19, at Southmolton, the wife of R. J. Crosse, Esq., a son.
Birth - November 19, at Southmolton, the wife of F. Gardener, Esq., a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 10, 1862
Death - December 4, at Southmolton, Mr John Thorne, aged 24.
Death - December 3, at Southmolton, Mr James Thomas, late postmaster of this town, aged 41

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 14, 1863
Marriage - January 6, at Southmolton, by the Rev. Thomas Henry Maitland, incumbent, Alfred Applegate, Esq., Surveyor of Income and Property Tax, Ely, Cambridgeshire, to Fanny, fourth daughter of the late Mr W. Sanders, of Southmolton.
Death - January 11, at Southmolton, William Hole, Esq., J.P., aged 86, youngest son of the late Rev. N. Hole, vicar of Burrington and nephew of the late Wm. Hole, Archdeacon of Barnstaple, loved and honoured by all who knew him.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 11, 1863
Death - February 3, the wife of Mr William Henry Fisher, Superintendent of Police, Southmolton, aged 60.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 25, 1863
Birth - March 15, at Kingsland Farm, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Elias Elworthy, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 29, 1863
Marriage - April 23, at Clist Honiton, by the Rev. W. W. Bagnell, Richard Ley, Esq., surgeon, Southmolton, to Maria, youngest daughter of the late Mark Ashford, Esq., surgeon
Death - April 21, at Southmolton, Mr John Webber, aged 77.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 20, 1863
Birth - May 10, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr J. Gould, of the George Hotel, a daughter
Death - May 8, at Southmolton, Mary, wife of the late N. Gould, Esq., aged 78.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 17, 1863
Death - June 5, at Barnstaple, Eliza, wife of Mr John Brown, of Southmolton, aged 54.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 8, 1863
Death - June 30, in London, Mr George Tepper, formerly of Southmolton, aged 36.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 19, 1863
Marriage - August 13, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, incumbent, Mr James Ocock, to Elizabeth, widow of Mr James Thomas, postmaster of that town.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 16, 1863
Marriage - September 8, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Henry Barker, Esq., Taunton, to Esther, youngest daughter of the late William Flexman, Esq., surgeon, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 21, 1863
Death - October 6, at Southmolton, Mr John Dunn, aged 76.
Death - October 6, at Southmolton, Mrs Mary Snow, aged 77.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 16, 1863
Death - December 8, at Southmolton, Mrs Wm. Smyth, aged 46.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 23, 1863
Death - December 11, at Southmolton, Mrs E. Gillard, aged 84.

Trewman's Exeter Flying post - Wednesday, December 30, 1863
Marriage - December 22, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. Maitland, Mr John Smith, builder, Southmolton, to Sarah, third daughter of Mr Thomas Vicary, of that town.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 3, 1864
Marriage - January 28, at St David's, by the Rev. J. T. Toye, incumbent, Mr John Widgery of Southmolton, to Sarah Ann, youngest daughter of Mr Sanger, of 3 Queen's Terrace, Exeter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 17, 1864
Marriage - August 13, at St Sidwell's, Exeter, by the Rev. J. L. Galton, Mr William Henry Bickell, ironmonger, to Miss E Snow, of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 19, 1864
Notice - All Persons having any claims on the Estate of John Smith, late of Southmolton, builder, deceased, are requested to send the particulars of such claims to Mrs Smith, South-street, Southmolton, the executrix, within one month from this time; and all persons indebted to the estate are requested to pay their several debts to Mrs Smith within the same period.
Dated Oct. 15, 1864.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 30, 1864
Birth - November 24, at Southmolton, Mrs J. Smith, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 14, 1864
Marriage - December 6, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, incumbent, Mr Joseph Edwin Eldridge, to Mary Ann, only daughter of the late Mr T Flashman, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 18, 1865
Southmolton - Notice - All persons having any Claims on the estate of Henry Dunn, late of Southmolton, chemist and druggist, are requested to forward particulars of such claims to Mr J. Galliford, Southmolton, one of the executors of the will of the said Henry Dunn, within one month from the date hereof; and all persons indebted to the estate are also requested to pay the amount of their respective debts to the said J. Galliford, within the same period.
Dated 16th January 1865.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 12, 1865
Southmolton Petty Sessions
Thomas Nott and James Ayre, masons, and Samuel Baker, shoemaker, were summoned for illusing a dog, belonging to Mr James Lee, farmer of Southmolton. Mr J. T. Shapland appeared in support of the complaint on behalf of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, but the defendants did not appear. On Sunday morning, the 2nd April, the defendants passed Mr Lee's house and in all probability decoyed his sheepdog away. They were proved to have thrown the dog over Parkhouse Bridge into the water - a height of twenty feet; the dog got out apparently unhurt, and they then caught it again and threw it into the weirpool; two of them then threw stones at the poor animal and the other defendant beat it back with a stick in order to keep it in the water. The dog, however, again got out of the water, when the three rascals seized it the third time and then threw it in the mill stream near Mr Hitchcock's factory. The dog was washed under the fender, where there is a fall of twenty feet; and was carried by the stream across the river, it then got into Mr Whittaker's field, where its piteous howling attracted attention. The three fellows then ran away. The dog was so injured that it was at once drowned. The defendants were ordered to be imprisoned for three calendar months.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 12, 1865
Death - July 3, at Southmolton, Mr J. H. Sanders, aged 55.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 26, 1865
Marriage - July 20, at East Farleigh, Kent, by the Rev. H. Baynes, Russell M Riccard, Esq., of Southmolton, to Fanny Edith, second daughter of the late H. Y. Hulbert, Esq.
Death - July 19, at Southmolton, Mr John Bater, late of the Fortescue Arms, aged 62.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 18, 1865
Southmolton, North Devon - To be Sold, all that long-established Inn, called the 'Star', situate in or near the Broad-street, now and for the last forty-eight years in the possession of the owner, with the two Fields of meadow land behind, containing 2a. 0r. 33p. The premises are advantageously situated for business, being in the centre of town, and near the New Market; the inn, outhouses, Courtlage, and one of the fields are held and will be sold in fee, and the other field for the residue of a term of ninety-nine years determinable on the death of the survivor of two persons aged respectively fifty-six and fifty-years.
An Auction for the purpose will be held at the Inn, on Wednesday, the 15th day of November next, at Three o'clock precisely.
To view the premises apply at the Inn, and any further information may be obtained of Mr W. Manning, the Auctioneer, South-street; or of Mr Galliford, East-street, Southmolton.
Dated 13tgh October 1865.
Death - October 14, at Southmolton, suddenly, Mr Anthony Manning, yeoman, of Higher Beer, aged 77.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 1, 1865
Death - October 19, at Southmolton, Mrs Grace Smyth, aged 81.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 3, 1866
Marriages - December 28, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, William Allin, son of George Tucker, Esq., Walnut House, Sheriff of the city of Exeter, to Eve Charlotte Charity, daughter of John Terrell Shapland, Esq., solicitor, Southmolton.
Death - December 28, at Southmolton, Mr T. Tucker, aged 42.
Death - December 24, at Burgoyna Villa, near Plymouth, John Brown, Esq., of Southmolton, aged 73.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 7, 1866
Woollen Mills, Substantial Dwelling Houses, and Cottages, Accommodation Lands, at Southmolton.
Mr John Blackford will sell, by Auction, at the George Hotel, Southmolton, on Monday, the 26th of March next, at Two o'clock precisely, the old and well-established Woollen Mills known as the 'Higher and Lower Mole Mills', together with the plots of Meadow Land adjoining thereto. These valuable properties have been for many years most successfully worked as woollen factories, and are furnished with most abundant and powerful supplies of water. With each Mill will be sold several Acres of adjoining Meadow Land.
A commodious and well-built Dwelling House, situate in East-street, Southmolton, now in the occupation of Mr F. M. Hitchcock. With this lot will be sold the Warehouse, Office, Garden, and Outbuildings attached thereto.
A handsome modern Residence in the town of Southmolton, now in the occupation of Mr W. Hitchcock, together with the splendid Close of Watered Meadow known as 'Soper's Meadow', and the Stables and Farm Building therein.
The residence contains on the basement, commodious and dry cellarage, light and well-ventilated kitchens, scullery, dairy and larder, &c., on the ground floor, lofty and well proportioned drawing, dining and breakfast rooms, and library; and on the first floor five bedrooms, and two dressing rooms, with servants' apartments over the same. The whole is most substantially built and in good order.
Also will be sold the following prime lots of accommodation land:
Holes Ham Estate 8a.2r.2p.
Tucking Mill 3a. 2r. 2p.
The Rack Closes 1a. 0r. 23p
Quick's Ground 12a. 3r. 1p.
A most comfortable Dwelling House and Garden, with front and side entrance thereto, occupied by Mrs Furse.
And in convenient lots thirteen excellent Cottages, situate near the factories abovementioned, and now in the occupation of respectable tenants.
The whole of this important property is freehold or held for the residue of a term of 2,100 years, except Tucking Mill, which is held for the life of a gentleman aged fifty years.
Detailed particulars and maps, and further information, may be obtained from the Auctioneer; or from Messrs. Dymond and Son, Surveyors, Exeter; or Messrs. Pearse and Crosse, Solicitors, Southmolton.
Southmolton, February 10th, 1866

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 21, 1866
Crown Court - Thursday - Indecent Assaults.
Joseph Harris, 25, tailor, was indicted for a similar offence (above was a man sentenced to seven years penal servitude for committing a rape) on Sarah Venner, a married woman, of Southmolton, on the 10th January. Mr Cox prosecuted and Mr Carter defended the prisoner. He was also found guilty, and sentenced to seven years' penal servitude.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Wednesday, March 28, 1866
Marriage - March 22, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr William Walter Brimacombe, of Moorwenstow, Cornwall, to Anne Gill, third daughter of Mr Richard Cridge, of South Aller.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 4, 1866
Southmolton, Devon - Notice is hereby given, That all Persons having any Claims on the Estate of Thomas Vicary, late of Southmolton, corn and seed dealer, deceased, must send the particulars thereof to Mr John Galliford, East-street, Southmolton, on or before the 25th day of April next; and all Persons indebted to the estate are requested to pay the amounts of their respective debts to the said John Galliford within the same period, on behalf of the executrices of the will of the deceased.
Dated 26th March, 1866
Exeter County Court - Re: William Docking, carrier and coal seller, of Southmolton, was released from Prison and adjudicated a bankrupt. Mr Floud appeared for the bankrupt.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 25, 1866
Death - April 18, at Southmolton, Miss Jane Thomas, for many years barmaid at the Golden Lion, Barnstaple, aged 51.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 16, 1866
Birth - May 8, at Southmolton, Mrs R. Tanner, a daughter.
Birth - May 4, at Southmolton, the wife of Russell M. Riccard, Esq., a son.
Death - May 8, at Southmolton, Mr Thomas Baker, aged 74.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 30, 1866
Death - May 26, Mr Densem, town House, Southmolton, aged 64, deeply regretted.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 4, 1866
Marriage - June 26, at Southmolton, by the Rev. John Russell, William Henry Toller, Esq., of Barnstaple, solicitor, to Mary, only daughter of the late James Pearse, Esq., of Southmolton, solicitor, and granddaughter of J. Gilberd Pearse, Esq., of the same place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 11, 1866
Devon Midsummer Sessions - George Lee was acquitted on the charge of stealing a bundle of reed on the 8th of June, the property of Wm. Crump, of Southmolton. Mr Rogers prosecuted, and Mr Carter defended the prisoner.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 25, 1866
Death - July 21, at Southmolton, Catherine, relict of Mr R. Sawtell, draper, aged 59.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 1, 1866
Birth - July 22, at Southmolton, Mrs Eldridge, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 22, 1866
Death - August 16, at Southmolton, Mr P. Pearce, aged 84.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 19, 1866
Marriage - September 13, at St. James's, Nottinghill, London, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, incumbent of Southmolton, Edwin Furse, Esq., M.R.C.S., of Southmolton, only surviving son of Robert Furse, Esq., surgeon of the same town, to Emily Clara, only daughter of the late Henry Rowed Esq., and stepdaughter of the late William Allen, Esq., of Norland-place, Nottinghill.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 3, 1866
Death - September 25, at Southmolton, Mr Wm. Manning, late proprietor of North Devon Times, aged 24, much respected.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 17, 1866
Birth - October 5, at Southmolton, Mrs J. Cook, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 28, 1866
Death - November 25, at Southmolton, Mr T. Metters, aged 42.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 12, 1866
Southmolton, Devon - Mr Wm. Manning will sell by Public Auction, at the Unicorn Inn, Southmolton aforesaid, on Thursday, the 20th day of December inst., at the hour of Four in the Afternoon precisely, (under the trusts and powers contained in a deed of conveyance for the benefit of creditors), the Fee-simple and inheritance of and in all those three newly-built Dwelling Houses, Grocer's Shop, Gardens and Premises, situate in Steppa-lane, Southmolton, aforesaid, in the following lots namely:
Lot 1 - All that Dwelling House and Premises, consisting of a grocer's shop, kitchen, parlour, pantry, and four good bedrooms, with the garden and outbuildings thereto belonging, and now in the occupation of Mr Edmund Squire, grocer.
Lot 2 - A Dwelling House next adjoining Lot 1, consisting of kitchen, parlour, pantry, and four bedrooms, with the garden and outbuildings thereto belonging, and now in the occupation of Mr George Thorne, painter.
Lot 3 - A Dwelling House adjoining Lot 2, consisting of front parlour, kitchen, pantry, and two bedrooms, with the garden and outbuildings thereto belonging, now in the occupation of Mr William Chapple, wheelwright.
The above premises are pleasantly situated, and in a good state of repair. The business of a Grocer and Provision Merchant has been carried on at Lot 1 for many years past. The premises may be viewed by permission of the respective tenants; and all further particulars may be known at the offices of Mr John Terrell Shapland, Solicitor, Southmolton.
December 3rd, 1866

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 26, 1866
Marriage - December 20, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. Maitland, Mr Joseph Kingdon, Southmolton, to Sarah, youngest daughter of Mr John Thomas.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 9, 1867
Birth - December 23, at Southmolton-road Station, the wife of Mr Lock, a son - stillborn.
Death - January 1, at Southmolton-road Station, Sarah, wife of Mr Thomas Lock, the respected station master, aged 32.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 30, 1867
Birth - January 27, at Southmolton, the wife of Richard Bury Russell, Esq., a daughter.
Death - January 19, at Southmolton, Mr Robert Grater, formerly attorney-at-law, aged 85.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 13, 1867
Marriage - March 5, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, incumbent, assisted by the Rev. J. A. Gent, Mr John Dawson Spooner, of Bedford-street, Plymouth, to Clara Elizabeth, second daughter of Mr Alderman White, of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 17, 1867
Death - April 8, at Southmolton, Mrs L. Bennett, aged 89.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 3, 1867
Marriage - June 25, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. Maitland, incumbent, Mr James Sanders, wool merchant, &c. to Annie, only daughter of Mr J. Mountjoy, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 7, 1867
Marriage - August 3, at the Independent Chapel, Southmolton, Mr Purcivel George Alexander Thring, of the National Provincial Bank, Southmolton, to Miss Thrickstone, late of Clapham, London, but now of the former place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 4, 1867
Death - August 30, at Southmolton, after a severe illness, Elizabeth, the wife of William Gould Smyth, Esq., aged 39.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 16, 1867
Southmolton Quarter Session - Elizabeth Tosswell, seventy years old, was the only prisoner for trial, and she was found guilty of stealing a silver spoon from the house of Mr J. Fexman, on July 31st. A former conviction was proved against her in the year 1847 for having received eight towels knowing them to have been stolen, for which she received six months' imprisonment. The prosecutor, in the present instance, recommended her to mercy and she was sentenced to four months' imprisonment.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 23, 1867
October 18, at Sunnyside, Southmolton, the wife of C. G. Toovey, Esq., late H.M. Royal Bengal Marines, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 20, 1867
Birth - November 13, at Southmolton, Mrs Sawtell, a daughter.
Marriage - November 12, at Trinity Church, in this city, by the Rev. G. H. Shield, Mr Tucker of the National Provincial Bank, Bristol, to Edith, eldest daughter of Mr Robert Chant, wine and spirit merchant, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 8, 1868
Birth - December 27, at Southmolton, the wife of R. M. Riccard, Esq., a daughter.
Death - January 4, at Southmolton, Emily Clara, wife of Edwin Furze, Esq., surgeon, aged 30.
Death - January 3, at Southmolton, William Pincombe, Esq., late H.M. Customs, aged 80.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 22, 1868
Death - January 10, at 17 Malpas-road, New Cross, London, Joanna, widow of Mr William Morris, formerly of Southmolton, and afterwards of Exeter, aged 85.
Southmolton News - Hugh Sawdy and James Loosemore were committed for trial on Monday charged with stealing a £5 note from Mr Robert Snow, farmer, of Oakford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 12, 1868
Death - January 27, at Southmolton, Mr J. Skinner, formerly of North Aller Farm.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 19, 1868
Marriage - February 6, at Wesbury-on-Trym, Thos. Dunn, Esq., Willowsusk, Monmouthshire, to Jane Nickolls, only child of the late Mr John Crute of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 1, 1868
Death - March 26, at Southmolton, Harriet, daughter of the late Michael Thorne, Esq., and sister-in-law of the Rev. J. Thorne, rector of Bishopsnympton, aged 64.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 8, 1868
Marriage - March 31, at Southmolton, Mr James Paige, of Southmolton, to Louisa, eldest daughter of Mr R. J. Bickell.
Marriage - March 30, at Southmolton, Mr George Luxton of Parsonage Far, Georgenympton, to Grace, eldest daughter of Mr John Elworthy of Honiton Barton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 15, 1868
Southmolton Quarter Session.
There were two prisoners for trial, Hugh Lawdey and James Loosemoore, who were found guilty of robbing Mr Robert Snow, a farmer of Okeford, on Saturday, the 18th January last, of £5, and were each sentenced to six months' imprisonment - hard labour.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 6, 1868
Death - April 28, at Ley Farm, Southmolton, Martha, the beloved wife of Mr John Tucker, yeoman, aged 47.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 3, 1868
Marriage - May 26, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr James Kingdon, to Miss Ann M. Hobbs.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 17, 1868
Death - June 7, at Southmolton, North Devon., Charles John Cutcliffe, Esq., aged 81.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 22, 1868
Birth - August 4, at Nadder Cottage, Southmolton, the wife of the Rev. R. A. Gent, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 30, 1868
Death - September 21, at Newton Abbot, Elizabeth Mary, second daughter of R. Ley, Esq., Southmolton, aged 21.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 14, 1868
Marriage - October 6, at Southmolton, Mr Arthur Vernon, of Islington, London, to Jane, youngest daughter of the late Mr Thomas Vicary, of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 28, 1868
Southmolton News - Mr William Cole, butcher, fell into a soil pit on Thursday evening, and before he could be got out he had ceased to live. The water in the pit was about fourteen inches deep.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 11, 1868
Southmolton News - On Friday evening the thatch roof of Mr Hooper's malthouse, in Duke-street, was discovered on fire, occasioned by a fire-baloon, supposed to have been set at liberty by some one connected with the school at the top of the street. Happily the fire was extinguished without causing much damage.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 25, 1868
Birth - November 20, at Southmolton, the wife of Richd. Bury Russell, Esq., a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 2, 1868
Death - November 17, at Southmolton, Mr Amos Tolley, aged 69.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 30, 1868
Death - December 25, at Southmolton, Mary E. daughter of Mr Rowcliffe, Minehead, aged 26, much respected.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 13, 1869
Marriage - January 5, at Southmolton, John Western, youngest son of the late Mr Thomas Vicary, to Emma, youngest daughter of Mr Wm. Huxtable, both of Southmolton.
Death - January 9, at her residence in London, Sarah, third daughter of the late Gilbert Scott, Esq., of Cockerham House, Southmolton, aged 43.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 20, 1869
Marriage - January 3, at St George's, Camberwell, London, Mr Bertram Cayzer, of Camberwell, to Mary Anne, eldest daughter of Mr Honey, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 3, 1869
Death - January 31, at Eastington, aged 43, Mary Ann, wife of Mr William Maunder Hitchcock, late of Southmolton, and only daughter of the late Philip Kelland, Esq., of Easington, Lapford, deeply lamented.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 17, 1869
Southmolton News
Mr William Densem, of Town-house Farm, Southmolton, suspected that his hens produced more eggs than came to his possession, and he conceived the notion that his servantman (Richard Williams) was sustaining a sort of partnership in the eggs. The police had a hint of this, and one evening Mr Superintendent Fisher saw Williams enter the shop of Mr Drake, in Barnstaple-street, Southmolton; and seeing enough to justify his suspicion, at once entered and charged him with stealing eggs from Mr Densem. He had then eighteen eggs, which he offered to sell Mrs Drake for one shilling. Williams admitted his guilt, and the Magistrates on Thursday sent him to gaol for three months - a former conviction having been proved against him.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 17, 1869
Death - March 12, at Southmolton, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Mr James Comins, aged 68.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 21, 1869
Death - April 12, at East-street, Southmolton, Grace, widow of Mr Hugh Greenslade, of Molland, aged 86.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 28, 1869
Marriage - April 22, at Countisbury, by the Rev. J. H. Wise, Mr Robt. Newton, of Countisbury, to Mary, third surviving daughter of the late Mr Robert Hancock, of Lower Blackpool Farm, Southmolton.
Death - April 19, at Southmolton, Charlotte Ann, daughter of Mr Geo. Shapland, yeoman, Great Frenstone, aged 43.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 2, 1869
Marriage - May 26, at St. Paul's, Rock Ferry, near Liverpool. Geo. Southcomb, jun., of Southmolton, to Jane, eldest daughter of the late John Penketh, of Bargrave, Cheshire.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 7, 1869
Birth - June 30, at Southmolton, the wife of R. M. Riccard, Esq., a son.
Death - July 4, at Southmolton, Mr Philip Widgery, aged 71.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 15, 1869
The Bankruptcy Act, 1861
Edwin William Balman, of Southmolton, in the County of Devon, beerhouse-keeper and carrier, having been adjudged bankrupt under a petition for adjudication of bankruptcy, filed in Her Majesty's Court of Bankruptcy for the Exeter District, on the 20th day of August 1869, a public sitting for the said bankrupt to pass his last examination and make application for his discharge will be held before Biggs Andrews, Esquire, the Commissioner of the said Court, on the 21st day of October next, at Twelve of the Clock at Noon, precisely, at Queen-street, Exeter, the day last aforesaid being the day limited for the said bankrupt to surrender.
The first meeting of creditors has been duly held, and at the public sitting abovementioned proofs of debts of creditors who have not proved will be received; and the bankrupt will be required to surrender himself to the said Court, and to submit himself to be examined, and to make a full disclosure and discovery of his estate and effects, and to finish his examination.
Notice is hereby also given to all persons indebted to the said bankrupt, or that have any of his effects, not to deliver the same but to Mr Theophilus Carrick, Queen-street, Exeter, Official Assignee, whom the Court has appointed, and give notice to Messrs. Riccard and Son, of Southmolton, and Mr Walter Goddard Rogers, of Gandy-street, Exeter, the Solicitors in the Bankruptcy.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 6, 1869
Death - September 28, at Southmolton, Mr S. Badcock, aged 91.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 27, 1869
Southmolton News
The Case of Edwin William Balman, innkeeper and currier, of Southmolton, was part heard in the Exeter Court of Bankruptcy on Thursday; but owing to the absence of a material witness the case was adjourned till the 10th November. The bankrupt owes £1,226 1s. 11d; and the assets are set down at £226. 10s.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 3, 1869
Marriage - October 28, at Southmolton, Francis Edward Clarke, Esq., A.B., M.B., Trinity College, Dublin, eldest and only surviving son of Dr. F. Clarke, St Helen's, Donegal, to Lucy Elizabeth, eldest daughter of James Flexman, Esq., M.R.C.X. of Southmolton.
Marriage - October 26, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Southmolton, Richard, sixth son of Mr Richard Jutsum, of Grilstone Farm, Bishopsnympton, to Elizabeth Ann, youngest daughter of Mr James Kingsland, of the above parish.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 24, 1869
Death - November 20, at Southmolton, Miss Susan Webber, for many years housekeeper to John Pearce, Esq., aged 56.
Death - November 16, at Southmolton, Mary Ann, daughter of Mr Avery Hodge, aged 34.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 22, 1869
Death - December 17, at Southmolton, Miss Mary Nutt, aged 82.
District News - The Barnstaple Magistrates on Monday sent David Rose to gaol for six weeks, for stealing a sheepskin from Mr William Warren, fellmonger, of Southmolton. Prisoner abstracted the skin from the prosecutor's store at a public house in the town, and afterwards disposed of it.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 2, 1870
Marriage - January 27, at St David's, Exeter, John Hodge, son of Mr W. Hodge Woodman, of Berry Lodge, Torquay, to Miss Pamila Bennett, of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 23, 1870
Southmolton News-
On Sunday night a fire broke out at Furze Bray Farm, occupied by Mr Richard Smith. The fire was confined to the outbuildings, the greater part of which were burnt, with two horses, some implements, and a quantity of turnips, and mangold roots. The wind being in a favourable direction the fire did not reach the homestead nor the dwelling house. Five bullocks had a narrow escape, the building in which they were was in flames when they were rescued. The premises were insured in the Norwich Office, and the implements (not the live stock) in the County Office.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 16, 1870
Death - March 12, at Southmolton, Mr Thos. Dennis, aged 75.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 23, 1870
Marriage - March 14, at Southmolton, Mr George D. Prideaux, to Emma, eldest daughter of Mr W. Thomas, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 11, 1870
Death - May 7, at Southmolton, Mr John Mills, aged 75.
Death - May 6, in London, Mr Richard Tepper, of Southmolton, aged 71.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 25, 1870
Southmolton News - Henrietta Galliford, wife of a labourer, has been committed for trial on the charge of setting fire to the house she lived in. Bail has been accepted. The accused was acquitted at the Devon Assizes, 1842, on the charge of setting fire to her then master's house.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 20, 1870
Marriage - July 14, at Southmolton, by the Rev. T. H. Maitland, Mr James B. Reed, of Lynton, to Ann, daughter of Mr Abraham Nicholas, of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 3, 1870
Crown Court, Thursday
Henrietta Galliford, on bail, was charged with having, on the 18th May, at Southmolton, set fire to certain linen and woollen articles in the house of her husband. Mr Jerwood prosecuted and Mr Holdsworth defended. Prisoner had threatened about a fortnight before the 18th May, to set fire to the house. On that day some neighbours heard a cry of 'fire', and on going out saw smoke coming from Galliford's house. At that time the prisoner ran out of the house. Several witnesses were called who could only speak to seeing some clothes on fire in the prisoner's room. Mr Holdsworth contended that there was no evidence to go the jury. His lordship held the same view and the prisoner was discharged.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 28, 1870
Marriage - September 22, at Southmolton, Mr Alfred Sampson, to Harriet Turner, both of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 5, 1870
Fire at Southmolton
There was a great fire at Southmolton, North Devon, today. Fourteen families were rendered homeless.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 19, 1870
Marriage - October 13, at Southmolton, Mr Robert Gaytton, to Miss Mary Williams

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 28, 1870
Death - December 22, at Southmolton, Miss E. Berry, aged 82.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 18, 1871
Marriage - January 12, at Southmolton, Mr Abner Webster, of Abergavenny, to Mary, only daughter of Mr George Cock, of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 25, 1871
Marriage - January 17, at Dodbrook, by the rector, the Rev. J. Dewing, William Francis, son of J. T. Shapland, Esq., solicitor, Southmolton, to Mrs Elizabeth Turner Grills, of Kingsbridge.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 8, 1871
Birth - March 4, at Southmolton, the wife of Richard Bury Russell, Esq., a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 17, 1871
Death - May 14, at Southmolton, John Gilberd Pearse, Esq., aged 80.
Southmolton News -
The death of Mr J. G. Pearse, of the firm of Messrs. Crosse and Pearse, solicitors, will be deeply felt by the poor of the town. The deceased, who had resided here upwards of sixty years, took great interest in the various local charities, particularly the Temperance Hall and the Soup Kitchen. The Rev. J. G. Pearse, rector of Allhallows-on-the-Walls, Exeter, is a son of Mr Pearse.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 24, 1871
Death - May 17, at Southmolton, Johanna, wife of the late Lieut. Tapp, aged 77.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 28, 1871
Southmolton News -
William Thorne, labourer, of Southmolton, has been committed for trial on the charge of stealing 12s. 6d. and several articles from Mary Ann Thorn, of Barnstaple.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 19, 1871
Marriage - July 11, at Southmolton, Mr James Westacott, Torquay, to Miss Mary H. Thomas, of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 26, 1871
Death - July 18, at North Aller Barton, Southmolton, Mr John Buckingham, aged 49.
Crown Court - Tuesday
Robbery from the Person - Philip Thorne, 22, labourer, was indicted for stealing a pocket containing a purse and 12s. 10d. from Mary Ann turner. Mr Jerwood prosecuted, and Mr Lewis defended. On the 22nd June the prosecutrix went to sleep in the White Hart Inn, Southmolton, and when she awoke she found the pocket of her dress had been cut off, and the purse and money gone. Two witnesses saw prisoner cut off the pocket of prosecutrix's dress. When searched by the police nothing was found on the prisoner belonging to Turner. After Mr Lewis had addressed the jury for the defence Mr Jerwood was going to reply, when his Lordship told him he could not. Mr Jerwood: 'I thought I could, my lord.' His Lordship: 'No you can't'. You are not the Queen's Attorney-General; I wish you were. The jury found the prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to four months' - hard labour.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 23, 1871
Marriage - August 19, at Southmolton, Mr F. J. Reed, H.M. Inland Revenue, to Emma, youngest daughter of Mr John Warren, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 22, 1871
Marriage - November 15, at Southmolton, Mr Wm. H. Fisher, to Miss Ann Quantick, both of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 6, 1871
Death - December 2, at Southmolton, Elizabeth, relict of J. E. Cutcliffe, Esq., of that town, aged 82.
Death - December 1, at Southmolton, Leah, wife of Mr Oliver Kingdon, aged 63.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 3, 1872
Southmolton - Quarter Sessions
Ellen Weeks pleaded guilty to obtaining by false pretences a 4lb. loaf of bread from Mr William Dewdney, baker of Southmolton, and was sentenced to a fortnight's imprisonment.
Priscilla Westacott pleaded guilty to stealing two blankets from Mr Thomas Farley, draper, and was sentenced to one month's hard labour. William Crewys, indicted for received the blankets from Westacott, knowing them to be stolen, was acquitted.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 7, 1872
Birth - February 2, at Aller Farm, Southmolton, the wife of Mr John Cridge, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying post - Wednesday, March 20, 1872
Southmolton County Court -
Bird v. Sanders. - Plaintiff, a wool dealer of Northmolton, claimed of the defendant, a wool dealer of Southmolton, the sum of £34 4s. 9d., alleged damages for having purchased wool from the defendant as washed wool which was not washed. It appeared from a memorandum in writing produced by the plaintiff that the wool sold was described as washed wool and from a memorandum produced by the defendant the word washed was omitted. His Honour nonsuited the plaintiff, but gave his advocate, Mr Lionel Bencraft, leave to move at the next court at Barnstaple to set it aside.
Shapland v. Collacott, The plaintiff, a solicitor, of Southmolton, claimed of the defendant, a mason of the same place, £1 for professional services. Judgment for the amount claimed.
Hayne v. Turner - The plaintiff, a clothier of Southmolton, claimed of the defendant, 7s. 6d. the amount of damage done to the plaintiff's blinds by reason of the defendant's servant driving his cart against them. Judgment for plaintiff.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 29, 1872
Southmolton News -
Ann Lock has been committed for trial on the supposition that she is the mother of the infant whose body was recently found in a pond near Southmolton.
Birth - May 20, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr J Collacott, a son - still born.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 26, 1872
Southmolton District Sessions
Elizabeth Bourne, of Southmolton, widow, was charged with having left two children chargeable to the common funds of the Union. The woman and her four children were in the Union Workhouse; she discharged herself and children, and on the following day she sent two of the children into the house. Mr J. T. Shapland, for defendant, pleaded ignorance of the law and the poverty of the woman, and she, having now removed the two children from the house, the Bench sentenced her to one day's imprisonment.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 21, 1872
Death - August 15, at Trenstone, Southmolton, of typhoid, Mary Anna, wife of Mr G. Shapland, aged 48.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 9, 1872
Birth - October 6, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr G. Poole, a son.
Marriage - October 2, at Hampstead Church, near London, Thomas Sanders, Esq., Southmolton, to Lucy, youngest daughter of the late Robert Furse, Esq., Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 6, 1872
Southmolton Petty Session-
Mr William Dewdney, of Barnstaple-street, summoned Mr Thomas Murch, carrier, for assaulting him. It appeared that Mr Dewdney was standing at his father's shop door when Murch came up to him and used disgusting language, wrung his fist in his face, and pushed him against the wall without the least provocation. Mr J. T. Sharland appeared for Mr Dewdney. Murch was fined 2s 6d and costs.

Birmingham Daily Post, Wednesday, November 27, 1872
Bankrupts - Elias Elworthy, South Molton, Devonshire, farmer.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 4, 1872
Death - December 1, at Southmolton, Miss M. Cunningham, aged 80.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 22, 1873
Birth - January 16, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Alderman Tanner, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 4, 1873
Death - May 29, at Southmolton, Amelia Mary Cole, wife of Mr R. Cridge, aged 64.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 30, 1873
Death - July 25, Kate Bennett, second daughter of Mrs Buckingham, North Aller, Southmolton, aged 12.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 8, 1873
Birth - September 30, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Richard Paige, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 15, 1873
Death - October 11, at Southmolton, Mary, wife of the late Mr Simon Snell, aged 79.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 24, 1873
Death - December 21, at Southmolton, Miss Elizabeth Augusta, eldest daughter of the late John Gilbert Pearse, Esq., of Southmolton, aged 56.
Death - December 16, at East-street, Southmolton, Elizabeth, the wife of Mr John Gloyens, aged 49.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 14, 1874
Marriage - January 8, at Southmolton, Mr G. C. Varley, of London, to Miss Alice Tanner, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 18, 1874
Birth - February 8, at Southmolton, the wife of Col. Russell, a son - prematurely.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 25, 1874
Death - February 21, at Southmolton, Mr Robert Huxtable, aged 86.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 25, 1874
Death - March 21, at Southmolton, Frederick Lyddon, only son of the late Mr L. Pearce, aged 9 years.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 1, 1874
Marriage - March 26, at the Independent Chapel, Southmolton, J. F. M. Elworthy, of Honiton Barton, Southmolton, to Miss E. S. W. Luxton, Wonford, Kingsnympton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 22, 1874
Marriage - April 16, at Southmolton, Frederick Tegg, Esq., of Budleigh Salterton, to Miss Elizabeth Davey, of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 29, 1874
Death - April 23, at Furzebray Farm, Southmolton, Betsy, wife of Mr Richard Smith, aged 60.
Death - April 21, at Southmolton, Mr William Mountjoy, aged 56.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 9, 1874
Southmolton News-
Mr J. E. Eldridge, was granted a license to sell intoxicating liquors on or off his premises in the Square.
The Magistrates on Monday inflicted a fine of 40s., with costs, upon George Brooke Courtenay for absenting himself from the employ of Mr W. tucker, printer of Southmolton; and the defendant was required to procure two sureties for the due fulfilment of the terms of his indenture.
The Magistrates likewise fined William Sanders 20s with costs, for assaulting superintendent Fisher in the execution of his police duty.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 16, 1874
Southmolton District News-
Sarah Bennett, about seventy years of age, the widow of a ropemaker, died suddenly whilst at her stall in the Southmolton market on Saturday evening. She had been there all day in her usual good health, but about this time felt unwell, and went to a stall close by and had a cup of tea. She drank part of it standing, but felt so ill that she could not finish it, and went back to her own stall, sat down, and at once expired.
A few days since Mr W. Kingdon, of South-street, Southmolton, not being able to get any water from the water-works, had his pipes examined, when an eel was found in the pipe.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 13, 1875
Death - January 6, at Southmolton, suddenly, Mr Richard Cridge, aged 70.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 24, 1875
Death - February 19, at Southmolton, Mrs Jane Bowden, aged 73.
Death - February 17, at Southmolton, Mrs Mary Mountjoy, aged 85.
Death - February 20, at Southmolton, suddenly, Mr Charles Knill, junior, aged 40.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 30, 1875
Southmolton News-
At the Borough Police Court on Monday, James Marsh, the younger of Southmolton, was charged before the Southmolton magistrates with breaking into the counting-house of Mr Fulford Vicary, woollen manufacturer, on June 5th, and stealing therefrom four half sovereigns, £13 15s. 9d. in silver and 11s 0 1/2 d in coppers. Mr R. M Riccard appeared for prisoner. The money was placed in the drawer of the fireproof safe on the Saturday afternoon in question in two bags, and the foreman, who said he locked both drawer and safe, besides the door of the counting house, took the keys with him. On the Monday morning he found that the doors and the safe drawer had been opened, and that the money and bags had been taken away. Other witnesses stated that the prisoner repaired the key of the safe for the foreman, about fifteen weeks previous to the robbery, and about a fortnight before he borrowed a small file of the smith. On several occasions he had, it was alleged, conversations with two or three of the witnesses as to robbing the till, as he called it, and was seen early on the Sunday morning coming from the direction of the mill, before the time that he told the prosecutor he got out of bed. The case was dismissed, Mr Vicary not being able to promise any more substantial evidence.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 2, 1876
Death - January 29, at Southmolton, Mrs Ann Kempe Baker, aged 50.
Death - January 29, at Southmolton, Mr Frederic John Churchill, aged 25.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 16, 1876
Thelbridge News-
The marriage of the only daughter of the Rev. S. Hosegood, the much respected Rector of the Parish, to Edwin Furze, Esq., surgeon of Southmolton, was solemnized on Thursday last in the parish church which was filled by the inhabitants of Thelbridge and the adjoining parishes. The bridal party was limited to the relatives and immediate friends of the bride and bridegroom. The bride was attired in a rich white silk dress, trimmed with Honiton lace, with a rich veil of the same material. The bridesmaids wore dresses of white muslin, trimmed with lace and blue ribbon, and bonnets of blue silk. After the ceremony the wedding party adjourned to the Rectory, where they partook of an elegant dejourner, provided by Miss Couldridge, of queen-street, Exeter.

Liverpool Mercury, Monday, March 27, 1876
Petitions for Liquidation by Arrangement - P. Hodge, South Molton, Devonshire, baker and farmer.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 12, 1876
Marriage - April 4, At Southmolton, Mr R. Smith of Southmolton, to Miss Emma Hancock, Kingsnympton.
Death - April 9, at Southmolton, Sarah Dunn, youngest daughter of Mr John Tucker Widgery, aged 15.
Death - April 8, at Southmolton, Mr Wm. Quick, aged 90.
Death, April 8, at Little Hele Farm, near Southmolton, Ann, wife of Mr Holcombe, aged 57.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 26, 1876
Marriage - April 20, at Southmolton Church, Mr W. C. Horwood, to Ellen Westcott, of Southmolton.
Marriage - April 18, at Southmolton Church, Mr Thos. Botterill, of Yorkshire, to Elizabeth Ann Kingdon, of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 17, 1876
Birth - May 8, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr J. Trawin, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 31, 1876
Death - May 28, at King-street, Southmolton, Mrs Mary Webber, aged 73.
Death - May 23, at Southmolton, Mary, wife of Mr J. Chapple, aged 64.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 12, 1876
Southmolton News- An Unwelcome Visitor
On Wednesday a yearling bullock, which had been purchased by Mr T. Clark, cattle dealer, of his brother, Mr Clark, of Filleigh, was being driven up Barnstaple-street, when he took a fancy to enter the house of Mr Blackford, auctioneer, and on being ejected from that gentleman's house, retreated into that of Mr Clark, next door - the Red Lion Inn - and deliberately walked up-stairs. On reaching the first landing it was met by Mrs Clark, the landlady, who attempted to drive it back with a brush with which she was sweeping. The animal, however, persisted in its course, and Mrs Clark retreated into one of the rooms. Meanwhile the bullock entered the dining room and walked round the mahogany table, leaving its traces. The house soon became alarmed, but the bucolic animal positively refused to quit the room. Accordingly the landlord and a few men assisted to head-rope the animal, and with a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull altogether, succeeded in taking it into the street. It is rather remarkable that the bullock - which was brought up by hand from a calf, was the property of the landlord's father, and was the same day purchased by his uncle, Mr Thomas Clark, as above. It was quite a family affair.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 20, 1876
Marriage - September 14, at Barnstaple Church, Mr C. Manning, Southmolton, to Miss M Ayre, Bishopsnympton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 11, 1876
Marriage - October 3, At the Parish Church, Southmolton, Mr John Smoldon, to Miss M. A. Dockings.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 15, 1876
Death - November 10, at Great Hele Barton, Southmolton, Mary, wife of Mr W. Trix, aged 62.
Death - November 6, at South Wood House, Southmolton, Mrs Grace Elworthy, aged 86.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, November 22, 1876
Birth - November 16, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr F. Merson, a son.
Birth - November 15, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr James Paige, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, January 24, 1877
Death - January 19, at Southmolton, Mr Oliver Kingdon, aged 75.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, January 31, 1877
Death - January 25, at Southmolton, Mary, wife of Mr John Turner, aged 54.
Death - January 24, at Southmolton, Jane Mogridge, relict of Mr W. Cole, aged 64.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, February 14, 1877
Marriage - February 8, at Southmolton Church, Mr G Grendon, Southtawton, to Miss S. Saunders, Southmolton.
Death - February 4, at Southmolton, Mrs Ann Yendle, aged 62.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, March 21, 1877
Death - March 14, at Southmolton, Mr George Burnell, aged 73.
Death - March 12, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr W. Brealy, aged 68.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, April 11, 1877
Death - April 5, at Southmolton, Mr Samuel Trawin, aged 70.
Death - April 1, at Southmolton, Mary, relict of Mr C. Matthews, aged 79.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, April 25, 1877
Death - April 19, at Southmolton, Charlotte, wife of Mr John Webb, aged 59.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, October 10, 1877
Marriage - October 4, at Southmolton Church, Mr John Courtney, to Miss Sarah Cock.
Death - October 5, at Southmolton, Mrs Betsey Burgess, aged 73.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, October 24, 1877
Marriage - October 17, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Barnstaple, Wm. Brealey, of Southmolton, to Miss Elizabeth Ridge, of Barnstaple.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, November 21, 1877
Death - November 13, at Sunnyside, Southmolton, Miss Grace Shopland, aged 67.
Southmolton County Court, Wednesday - Matthew James Bird v. The London and South Western Railway Company.
Mr Finch appeared for the plaintiff, a manure and seed merchant of Southmolton, and Mr I. Bencraft for the defendants. The claim was for £17 8s. for non-delivery of four sacks of seed. His Honour said £8.8s. had been paid into Court, and the only question was one of damages.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, December 12, 1877
Birth - December 4, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr W. Blackford, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, January 2, 1878
Marriage - December 27, at Southmolton Church, Mr S. Gerry, of Swimbridge to Miss F. Sanders, Southmolton.
Marriage - December 26, at the parish church, Southmolton, Mr John F. Spencer, to Mary, daughter of Mr William Kingdon.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, January 9, 1878
Birth - January 1, at Broad-street, Southmolton, the wife of Mr W. Tucker, a daughter.
Marriage - January 1, at Southmolton, Mr Thomas Howard, of Chittlehampton, to Miss Emily Bowden, of Southmolton.
Death - January 1, at Southmolton, Mrs Charlotte Dale, aged 92.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, January 23, 1878
Death - January 15, at Southmolton, Mr John Wollacott, aged 75.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, January 30, 1878
Birth - January 24, at Stone Farm, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Frank Manning, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, February 6, 1878
Birth - February 2, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr J. E. Galliford, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, February 20, 1878
Southmolton News -
By the will of Miss Cock, who died on the 7th instant, at Southmolton, the sum of £200 has been left in trust to the Rev. J. Bawden, Mr John Cock (her nephew) and Mr J. Cock (son of her nephew) the interest of the same to be distributed amongst such poor persons as her trustees may select, being inhabitants of the town of Southmolton. The charity is to consist of 'a loaf of fine bread, weighing 2lbs. , to each person selected during every other week that shall happen between the first week in the month of November, and the last week in the month of April following for ever'.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, February 27, 1878
Death - February 19, at Southmolton, Mr G. W. Howe, aged 75.
Death - February 19, at Southmolton, Mr John Bowden, aged 73.
Southmolton News - Destructive Fire
A large amount of property was destroyed in East Street on Wednesday last by a fire which broke out between three and four o'clock in the morning in the bake-office at the back of the premises occupied by Mr Tall. The fire quickly spread to the adjoining houses, which do not appear to have been separated by party walls. On the west of Mr Tall's house is the Post-office, and on the other side is a green -grocer's shop, occupied by Mr Venner, and adjoining is another house occupied by Mrs Asken. The roofs of these buildings were soon destroyed, the establishments of Messrs. Tall and Venner being completely gutted. The roofs of houses occupied by Mrs Hodge, Mrs Cole, Mr Solly, the Red Cow Inn, and the offices of Messrs Crosse and Day were likewise injured by fire and water. The volunteer fire brigade, recently formed in the town, and the fire brigade belonging to the West of England Fire Insurance Company, were quickly upon the spot and rendered great service in extinguishing the flames. The premises injured belonged to the Rev. John Huxtable Paramore, of Dunterton Rectory, near Tavistock, and they are insured in the Royal Exchange Office. The other suffers by the fire (with the exception of Mrs Warren), are insured in the West of England, Scottish Provincial, Imperial London, Liverpool, Globe and Manchester Offices. Soon after the fire broke out, a coffin, containing the body of Mr Bowden, of Barnstaple, the father of Mrs Tall, who had died the day before, was brought out of the house occupied by Mr Tall.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, March 6, 1878
Death - February 28, at Southmolton, Miss Hannah Chappel, aged 83.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, March 27, 1878
Marriage - March 21, at Southmolton, Mr S. Stone, of London, to Miss L Bucknall, of Southmolton.
Marriage - March 19, at Southmolton, Mr T. C. Ley, of Georgenympton, to Miss C. Carter of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, April 17, 1878
Death - April 10, at the Stag's Head, Southmolton, Mr John Odam, aged 90.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, April 24, 1878
Death - April 22, at Southmolton, Mr Henry Trawin, aged 79.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 8, 1878
Southmolton Petty Sessions, Monday - Before the Mayor (Mr J Galliford) and a full Bench of Magistrates. The following persons were fined 25s. each for having unlicensed dogs on the 6th of March:- Abraham Phelps Nicholas, Edward Peagrim, James Torrington, Samuel Cole, Thomas Whitefield, and James Courtenay. Most of these defendants had taken out licences for their dogs after the information to each case had been laid, but this was not considered to be any extenuation of the neglect to do so in January.
William Bennett, roper, was summoned for employing a boy named Samuel Lodey, above ten and under fourteen years of age, the said boy having only fifty-seven school attendances marked against him during the twelve months. The Mayor having left the Bench before the case was called, gave evidence as chairman of the School Attendance Committee, but as this was the first case under the Act, he asked the Bench to inflict but a small fine. The defence was that the boy was employed under the Factories Act. Fined 5s. and costs.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 5, 1878
Birth - May 28, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr James Sanders, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 10, 1878
Death - July 4, at Southmolton, Mary Ann, wife of Mr James Mountjoy, aged 63.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 28, 1878
Birth - August 23, at West-street, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Joseph Kingdon, a son.
Marriage - August 22, at Southmolton Church, F. Day, Esq., to Lizzie Marian, fourth daughter of R. J. Crosse, Esq., Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 4, 1878
Sampford Courtenay News - Fatal Accident
On Thursday an inquest was held at the Sampford Courtenay Station, before R. M. Fulford, Esq., coroner, on the body of John Smith, a labourer in the employ of Mr Brady, railway contractor, who was knocked down by an engine and killed on Wednesday, whilst at work on the line. The deceased, who was about fifty years of age, was a resident of Southmolton, but had been working on the line for some months. Jury returned a verdict of accidental death, expressing their belief that the accident had arisen through the deceased being deaf.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 25, 1878
Death - September 19, at Belgrave Cottage, Southmolton, Mrs Mary Armstrong, aged 54.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 2, 1878
Birth - September 25, at Southmolton, the wife of Dr Sanders, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 9, 1878
Marriage - October 2, at Southmolton Church, Mr J. Bowden, to Miss Susan Dalling.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 20, 1878
Death - November 15, at Watertown, near Southmolton, Mrs Elizabeth Courtney, aged 74.
Death - November 14, at Southmolton, Grace, wife of Mr Henry Ayre, aged 57.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 18, 1878
Death - December 10, at South-street, Southmolton, Mrs Elizabeth Ocock, aged 82.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 1, 1879
Death - December 27, at The Paradise, Southmolton, Ann, widow of Mr John Warren, aged 70.
Death - December 23, after a few days' illness, J. T. Shapland, Esq., Solicitor, Southmolton, aged 64, Sincerely beloved and regretted.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 8, 1879
Marriage - December 31, at Southmolton Church, Mr W. Smoldon, to Miss E. R. Fewins, of Southmolton.
Death - December 31, at East-street, Southmolton, Mr John Courtney, aged 67.
Southmolton News - Mr Albert E. Shapland, of the firm of Messrs. J. T. Shapland and Son, Solicitors, of this town, has been appointed agent (for the Southmolton district) of the Conservative Registration Association, in the room of his deceased father.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 29, 1879
Death - January 22, at the Post-office, Southmolton, Mr Jno. Thomas, aged 62.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 5, 1879
Death - January 31, at Cook's Cross, Southmolton, Mrs Moore, aged 46.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 26, 1879
Death - February 19, at Clatworthy Farm, Southmolton, Mrs Sarah Dennis Buckingham, aged 78.
Death - At the New Inn, Southmolton, Mrs Mary Knill, aged 81.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 5, 1879
Birth - March 1, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr W. Dymond, a son.
Marriage - February 27, at the parish church, Southmolton, Mr William Kingdon to Miss Eliza Bridgman.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 9, 1879
Marriage - April 2, at Southmolton Church, Mr T. Stone of Bishopsnympton, to Miss M Shapland, of Southmolton.
Death - April 4, at South-street, Southmolton, Miss Elizabeth Powell, aged 67.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 14, 1879
Birth - May 3, at the Bee Hive Inn, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Charles Williams, a daughter.
Death - May 8, at South-street, Southmolton, Elizabeth Ann, wife of Mr W. Ainsworth, aged 23.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 11, 1879
Southmolton News - The Late Town Clerk
The remains of the late R. M. Riccard, Esq., who died on the 30th ult, at the comparatively early age of forty-four, were buried on Thursday last in a vault in the cemetery at Southmolton, which contains the bodies of his father and his second wife. Most of the shops in the town were closed, and the cemetery was crowded with persons who desired to pay a last sad tribute of respect to the deceased.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 9, 1879
Death - July 1, at Southmolton, Mr Richard Frayne, aged 84.
Southmolton News - Mr Albert E. Shapland, of the firm of J.T. Shapland and Son, Solicitors, of this town, has been appointed by the Coroner (James Flaxman, Esq.) Deputy Coroner of the borough of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 17, 1878
Marriage - September 11, at Southmolton, Mr W. Mountjoy to Miss H. M. Widgery, both of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 15, 1879
Southmolton County Police Court, Saturday
Child Desertion - At the Marylebone Police-court, London, on Wednesday, Bessie Rooks, 27, living at Gunswell-lane, Southmolton, was brought up on a warrant for wilfully deserting and leaving her infant child, aged three months, on a doorstep in Cottage-road, Paddington, whereby its life was endangered. William Dudman, collector to the Paddington Guardians, deposed that on September 15th last, a male child, three months old, was brought to the Workhouse by a constable, and it had remained there since. When the warrant was read to the prisoner she said she had left the child on a doorstep near the Royal Oak Station. He produced the shawls it was found wrapped in, and she said they were hers. Constable 153X stated that at nine o'clock in the evening of September 15th he was called to 17 Cottage-road, Harrow-road, by the occupier, who handed him a child that had been left on the doorstep. Witness took it to the Workhouse. The prisoner had nothing to say in answer to the charge, and Mr Mansfield committed her to prison for a month, with hard labour.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 5, 1879
Southmolton News - There was no contest here, and Messrs, Charles Bridgeman, innkeeper; John Galliford, gentleman; Richard Henry Swingburn, chemist; and John tucker Widgery, ironmonger, were duly elected Councillors; Mr Swingburn in the room of Mr George cock, who resigned.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 19, 1879
Death - November 13, at East-street, Southmolton, Mrs Ann Avery, aged 87.
Southmolton County Court -
Mills v. Bridgman. Plaintiff, a soda water manufacturer, sued the defendant, late the landlord of the Town Arms, Southmolton, for £2, being the value of twenty-nine dozen of gingerade and soda water bottles detained by him. The defendant put in a number of settled bills. His Honour said that those bills were for the contents of the bottles, and unless he could shew that Mr Mills had not given him credit for as many bottles as he ought, there was no defence to the action. Judgment for the amount claimed.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 31, 1879
Death - December 27, at East-street, Southmolton, Mrs E. Skinner aged 78.
Death - December 26, at Southmolton, Mrs Mary Turner, aged 93.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 28, 1880
Death - January 23, at Barnstaple-street, Southmolton, Miss M. A. Smyth, aged 86.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 25, 1880
Birth - February 18, at Broad-street, Southmolton, the wife of Mr John Bickell, a son.
Death - February 17, at East-street, Southmolton, Mary, wife of Mr John Jacomb, aged 80.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 7, 1880
Marriage - March 30, at Southmolton Church, Mr T. A. B. Huxtable, to Miss Mary Smoldon, of Southmolton.
Marriage - March 25, at Kensington, J. Rexworthy, Esq., to Annie Blanche Huxtable, late of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 5, 1880
Southmolton - Serious Charge Against Tradesmen-
At the Borough Petty Sessions on Monday, Reuben Fisher and Frederick Spriggs, marine store dealers, of Southmolton, were charged with stealing on the 8th of April, a silver double-case watch, and other articles, the property of Thomas Gould, watchmaker. Mr Smale, Bideford, prosecuted; Mr J. A. Thorne defended. The evidence was to the effect that prosecutor, a watchmaker, sold the two prisoners 140 watches, some clocks and other articles (he having declined the selling part of the business) for £50 ready cash; that on the goods being removed from his premises they entered his bed room and took away the double-case watch, some parts of other watches which he had under repair, also a number of his working tools. On finding these things missing he applied for their restitution, but did not succeed in getting them until he obtained a warrant, when, the property being found, he gave defendants into custody. Mr Thorne pleaded that the articles alleged to be stolen were part of the goods sold by prosecutor. A great number of the disputed articles were in court, which was crowded, and the case lasted several hours. The magistrates retired to consider the case, and on re-entering the court said that they were unanimously of opinion that the evidence adduced before them was no sufficient to justify them in sending the case for trial, and therefore they had decided to dismiss the charge.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 12, 1880
Death - May 6, at Dawlish, James Pearce, Esq., formerly of Southmolton, aged 31.
Death - May 10, at Stag's Head, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Edward Clarke, aged 71.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 19, 1880
Death - May 17, at Sunnyside, Southmolton, Mr Thomas Wm. Passmore, aged 20.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 2, 1880
Birth - May 27, at New-road, East-street, Southmolton, the wife of Mr W. Kingdon, a daughter.
Death - May 29, at Barnstaple-street, Southmolton, Mr Wm. Dewdney, aged 68.
Death - May 26, at Southmolton, Mrs Mary Ann Pugsley, aged 41.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 16, 1880
Death - June 13, at Southmolton, Arthur, fifth son of the late Mr W. G. Brown.

The Pall Mall Gazette, London, Saturday, August 28, 1880
James Graddon, an engineer, living at Beechlands, Forest-hill, was charged at Clerkenwell with forging and uttering a deed with intent to defraud. It appeared that the prisoner borrowed £300 from a solicitor in Furnival's-inn on the security of a deed to which he signed the name of John Dunn. Mr Dunn, of South Molton, Devonshire, said the deed, with others, had been stolen from his house and that the prisoner had no authority to sign his name. The prisoner was committed for trial, but admitted to bail.

Daily News, London - Wednesday, September 15, 1880
Bankrupts - Frederick Toogood, South Molton, Devonshire, innkeeper.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 29, 1880
Death - September 22, at East-street, Southmolton, Maria, daughter of Mr W. Hawkes, aged 18.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 13, 1880
Marriage - October 7, at Southmolton Church, Mr J. Churchward, Barnstaple to Miss M. J. Bowden, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 20, 1880
Southmolton - County Petty Sessions, Monday
Samuel Webber, an elderly man, was summoned by Jane Webb, a young woman, of Southmolton, for assaulting her in the mill at Bishopsnympton, on the 14th instant. The prosecutrix stated that on the day in question, whilst she was sweeping out the mill, the defendant, after abusing her, struck her several times. Defendant denied the assault, and said he merely put his hand on the girl's shoulder to direct her attention to something. He was fined 1s. and costs.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 27, 1880
Death - October 19, at Union-road, Southmolton, Mary, wife of Mr John Mills, aged 58.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 5, 1881
Marriage - December 30, at Southmolton Church, Mr Alfred Brown, of Molland, to Elizabeth Maunder, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 2, 1881
Death - January 28, at Southmolton, Mr Henry Brice, aged 66.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 9, 1881
Southmolton
The will has been proved of Mr Wm. Gould Smyth, J.P., of Ford House, Southmolton, tanner. The personalty was sworn under £35,000. the will was made on the 7th of March 1879 and was proved in August last by Misses Elizabeth A Smyth and Maria Louisa Smyth, the daughters of the deceased. The testator makes a bequest of £50 to his friend Mr R. M. Riccard, as a slight memento of their long and uninterrupted friendship, and he left nineteen guineas to each of two servants in acknowledgement of their faithful services to himself and his late wife. The bulk of the estate is left equally to the testator's daughters.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 23, 1881
March 17, at Ilminster, Rev. Thomas Henry Maitland, late Vicar of Southmolton, aged 74.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 20, 1881
Prizes awarded to the following children of the United Schools, Southmolton.
Books (Middle-class pupils) Charles Warren, James Bennett, Albert Abbott, Ewen Cole, John Carnall, Joseph Kingdon, Frederick Fisher.
Free Education - C. Burgess, F. Rudgman, R. Cooker, W. Penn, C. Hill, A. Kingdon, G. Aggett, A. Bowden.
Girls, Books - L. and A. Askew, A. Durmock, K. Askey, A. L. Kingdon.
Free Education - Martha Toms, Mary Gordon, A. Badcock, M. Badcock, E. Hodge, M. Mason, E. Crockford, M. Rumbelow, L. Westacott, E. Blackford, E. Avery.
The lad Joseph John Kingdon received also a Government honour certificate, having passed the requisite examinations, and made the proper attendances for four years.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 1, 1881
Birth - May 24, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr John Hill, a daughter.
Death - May 28, at Southmolton, Mr James Lewis, aged 73.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 20, 1881
Death - July 13, at Montpellier, Southmolton, Mrs E. Blackford, aged 77.
Death - July 13, at Montpellier, Southmolton, John Cock, Esq., aged 86 years and 6 months.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 7, 1881
Southmolton News - A Troublesome Pedlar
At the Town-hall, on Saturday, before the Mayor, Mr Alderman White, and Mr Alderman Galliford, a tramping pedlar, named Edward Bond, was charged with breaking a bottle in the house of a person named John Vernon, containing quick-silver dissolved in nitric acid, and in doing so scattered some of the contents over the face and dress of Vernon's mother, Catherine Smith, which burnt her face and caused her much pain. Prosecutrix stated that the prisoner came into her house the day before and offered her a bottle of stuff for reviving silver, for which he asked 2s. 6d., but ultimately offered it for 6d. She put 4 1/2 d. which was all the money which she had in her pocket, on the table, but he refused that, and because she would not buy he deliberately struck the bottle towards her with his stick. The bottle was smashed to bits, and some of the contents went over her face and dress, those on her face gave her much pain and caused many blotches on it as it then appeared, and it burnt spots of yellow red colour on her dress. She and her son tried to detain the prisoner while she sent for a policeman, but in consequence of his threats to knock her son's brains out they let him go. John Vernon, butcher, gave corroborative evidence. P.C. Cross said he apprehended prisoner at the Tinto Inn, near the railway station, with a box containing several bottles, labelled 'for outside use only', similar to those broken in Mr Vernon's house. Mr A. Hind, medical officer for health, stated that he had analysed one of the bottles taken from prisoner's box, and found it to contain quicksilver dissolved in nitric acid, which was a corrosive poison, and would produce all the effects exhibited by Mrs Smith. The Bench sent the man to prison for three months with hard labour.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 14, 1881
Death - September 9, at Southmolton, Mr Nicholas Shapland, aged 81.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 21, 1881
Marriage - September 15, at Southmolton Church, Mr D. J. C. Bush, George Nympton, to Miss E. A. Smyth, of South Molton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 28, 1881
Southmolton, County Petty Sessions, Monday.
Shocking Death from Burning - The Borough Coroner (Mr James Flaxman) on Thursday last held an enquiry into the circumstances attending the death of Miss Eva Bickell, which occurred early the same morning, from the effect of burns. The deceased was the youngest daughter of Mr Alderman Bickell, about 25 years of age, and she had been unwell for some time. On Monday Mr Bickell placed his daughter under the care of Dr Forrester, at Barnstaple, but next morning she left the house where she was staying without the knowledge of the other inmates and took an early train back to Southmolton. She was only partially dressed, had an antimacassar over her head, and when spoken to by a gentleman from Southmolton who knew her she began talking very incoherently. Near Swymbridge she opened the carriage door and attempted to jump out, but was prevented by a commercial traveller. At Swymbridge the young lady was put in with the guard, who asked one of the passengers to accompany him, and he did so; but nothing particular occurred until she got to the Southmolton station, when she charged the gentleman who prevented her from jumping out of the train with having insulted her. It was evident, however, to the officials that there was something wrong with her mind, and she was put in an omnibus and accompanied by a friend, who happened to be at the station, to her father's house at Sunnyside. The father immediately telegraphed to Exeter for another daughter, a sister of the deceased, who returned home at once. About nine o'clock on Wednesday evening deceased retired to her room with her sister. She knelt by her bed-side, said her prayers as usual, and went into bed. Thinking everything would be all right, the sister went downstairs to supper, leaving a lamp burning in the room. Within a few minutes after a strong smell of something burning was apparent in the house. Mr Bickell and his daughter rushed upstairs. On getting to the room it was found to be full of flames and smoke. Miss Bickell immediately ran into the street with a cry of 'Fire'. This alarmed the neighbours. Mr W. Chapple, parish clerk, living next door, hastened in and upstairs to the room, where he found Mr Bickell and his daughter enveloped in flames and smoke. After some difficulty he got hold of Miss Bickell and brought her out with nothing on but the burning shreds of her nightdress, and evidently quite roasted alive, pieces of her flesh adhering to her clothes, and placed her in an adjoining room. He went back and succeeded in rescuing Mr Bickell, but not until he had been severely burnt. Medical assistance for Mr and Miss Bickell was obtained and both Messrs. Furze and Sanders, surgeons, did all they could, but after three or four hours of dreadful suffering Miss Bickell died. Mr Sanders, surgeon, stated that deceased was suffering from acute mania. Mr Bickell mentioned that his daughter had been ill for a week, and at her request he took her to see Dr Forrester, who told him that there were symptoms that she would go out of her mind owing to pressure of blood in the head. The jury returned a verdict 'That death resulted from the shock caused by the burns'.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 23, 1881
Birth - November 16, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Henry Hitchcock, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 18, 1882
Southmolton - County Court, Wednesday
Albert How and Co. v. Chas. Williams. Claim for the value of a truck of salt. Plaintiffs are merchants, carrying on business at Barnstaple, and the defendant is the proprietor of the 'Bee Hive' in Southmolton. Mr Ffinch appeared for plaintiffs, and Mr H. K. Thorne for defendant. Mr Prideaux, a traveller in the employ of the plaintiffs, stated that on the 19th November last he saw the defendant in his shop, and a conversation took place as to some salt which defendant required. Defendant ordered a truck full and it was sent off from Barnstaple the following Wednesday to the defendant at Southmolton Station. Mr Thorne, in answer to the case, stated that his client refused to take the salt as it had not come from where the defendant ordered it. His Honour non-suited the plaintiff.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 1, 1882
Death - Harris - January 25, at Southmolton, Mrs Sarah Harris, aged 71.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 22, 1882
Death - Nutt - February 17 at Duke-street, Southmolton, Mr Humphrey Nutt, aged 77.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 8, 1882
Witheridge News - 'Died from Exposure'
On Thursday last Mr F. Burrow, district coroner, held an inquest touching the death of Samuel Baker, shoemaker, late of Southmolton. It appears that the deceased had been in the Southmolton Workhouse for about nine months, and left that place on Tuesday morning, having a few days previously received a sovereign from an uncle living at Chawleigh, whither he was going. He visited several public houses during Tuesday, and was found on Wednesday morning about five o'clock lying against the hedge on the highway, about a quarter of a mile from the farm at Witheridge. He was taken into Coombe Farm, where he died within seven minutes afterwards. After a few remarks from the Coroner, in which he pointed out that Tuesday night was very wet, the jury returned a verdict that the deceased died from exposure.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 15, 1882
Death - Lock- March 8, at Southmolton, Mr Walter Lock, aged 82.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 29, 1882
Birth - Kelland - March 29, at the George Hotel, Southmolton, the wife of Mr W. S. Kelland, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 26, 1882
Marriage - April 18, at the Parish Church, Southmolton, Mr E. A. Huxtable, to Miss R. Redler, both of Southmolton.
Death - April 21, at North-street, Southmolton, Mr Thomas Redler, aged 74.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 28, 1882
Birth - June 22, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr B. Hoskings, a daughter.
Birth - June 23, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr W. Taylor, twin daughters.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 5, 1882
Southmolton - A Charge of Bigamy - At the Borough Petty Sessions on Monday John Michael Apse Allen, of Southmolton, a sweep and working cutler, was charged with having on the 5th June, at Barnstaple, feloniously married Elizabeth Blackford, of Southmolton, a former wife, Mary Ann Allen being then alive. Superintendent Wood produced certificates of both marriages, the first having taken place at Allington, Dorset, in 1853 and the latter at Barnstaple in June last. Prisoner said that when he married Mary Ann Hodder he was a married man, and she knew it. His first wife died in 1846 at Poole, Dorset. In 1847 he married Mary Ann Rose, of Longfleet, at St James's Church, Poole. In 1851 she was tried at Winchester for felony, and got nine months, after which she lived with a man to whom he sold her for 5s., and had an agreement drawn up, her father and mother being witnesses. Prisoner also went into a long statement of his grievances with his wife Mary Ann, and said he could add a lot more, but the Bench told him he had said quite sufficient and he was then committed for trial at the ensuing assizes.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 19, 1882
Birth - July 15, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Joshua Collacott, a son.
Southmolton - Attempted Poisoning - At the County Petty Session, on Monday, a lady, named Thomas Sowden, twelve years of age, was again charged with attempting to poison his master. Mr Paige, chemist, Southmolton, said he had made an analysis of the contents of the bottle and box produced. They both contained oxide of zinc, which was of a noxious character, but the taking of the contents of the bottle would not injure a person, as the greater part of what was put into the glass would, perhaps, remain at the bottom when poured into the bottle. It would, however, cause annoyance. The Bench decided to deal with the case summarily, and after severely reprimanding prisoner, ordered him to received six strokes with a birch rod.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 6, 1882
Death - September 1, at Nadder Cottage, Southmolton, Charles Berry, aged 23.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 18, 1882
Birth - October 12, at Broad-street, Southmolton, the wife of Mr A. W. C. Martin, a son.
Death - October 11, at North-street, Southmolton, Mrs Eliza Lucas, late of Morebath, aged 72.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 8, 1882
Birth - October 30, at Barnstaple-street, Southmolton, the wife of Mr T. A. Vicary, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 22, 1882
County Court - Southmolton
Frederick Ayre, sued Charles Smale, watchmaker, of Southmolton, to obtain possession of a watch, alleged to have been left for repair with defendant about a year ago. Mr Loosemore appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Shapland the defendant. It was stated that the case had already been disposed of as an undefended case by the Registrar. Mr Shapland said he came to the Court when his Honour entered, and he expected to hear the case called. It was hard for his client that the case should have been disposed of in this manner. He asked why it was treated as an undefended case. His Honour: The case was taken in the ordinary course as being undefended. A new trial was granted, the question of the costs of the day to stand over.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 20, 1882
Southmolton - Singular Fatality.
An inquest was held on Thursday before the borough coroner respecting the death of Amos Adams Kempe, butcher, who died on the previous morning from the effect of a wound in the leg, the result of an accident in the market on Saturday, the 9th inst. The deceased was cutting up a pig when his knife slipped, cutting his thigh. He dressed the wound and did not go home until an hour afterwards, when he was removed in a cart. He was attended by Mr Edwin Furze, surgeon, who was called in on Wednesday. The doctor found him in bed suffering from a punctured wound over the soephena vein. The injury had produced blood poisoning, from which he died. A verdict to this effect was returned. The deceased has left a wife and eight young children.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 10, 1883
Death - January 3, at East-street, Southmolton, Mary, widow of John Purcell, late Qr. Master N. Mayo Militia, aged 80.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 7, 1883
Death - January 30, at Church Cottage, Southmolton, Mr John Boundy, schoolmaster, aged 57.
Death - February 3, at South-street, Southmolton, Rosamond, widow of Mr William Macey, aged 85.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 14, 1883
Death - February 4, at East-street, Southmolton, Betsey, wife of Mr W. Chapple, aged 80.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 21, 1883
Marriage - February 14, at the Church, Chittlehamholt, Mr Charles Clarke, Southmolton, to Miss Mary Jackman, Chittlehampton.
Death - February 14, at East-street, Southmolton, Mr William Rossiter, aged 86

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 21, 1883
Birth - March 16, at West-street, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Joseph Kingdon, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 4, 1883
Marriage - March 31, at St Sidwell's Church, Exeter, Mr William Hancock to Miss Sarah Alice Smale, of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 11, 1883
Birth - April 4, at South-street, Southmolton, the wife of Mr W. Bulled, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 11, 1883
Death - April 12, at Crispin Cottage, Mill-street, Southmolton, Mrs Jane Manley, aged 81.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 25, 1883
Birth - April 19, at West-street, Southmolton, the wife of the Rev. J. Harris (Wesleyan) twins - son and daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 16, 1883
Death - May 12, at Southmolton, Mary Elizabeth, wife of Mr Peter Knill, aged 53.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 20, 1883
Birth - June 10, at Broad-street, Southmolton, the wife of Mr William Manning, Borough Surveyor, a son.
Death - June 15, at Hacche Farm, Southmolton, Mr William Slader, aged 63.

The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post - Saturday, July 28, 1883
Bankrupts - Robert Dunn, South Molton, Devonshire, tanner and farmer.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 29, 1883
Death - August 26 (suddenly), at Southmolton, Elizabeth, relict of Mr William Dewdney, aged 74.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 24, 1883
Death - October 16, at Southmolton, Mr W. Thorne, of East-yard, Northmolton, aged 60.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 6, 1884
Southmolton - Alleged Bigamy
At the county Police Office on Wednesday, George Bailey, on remand, was charged with marrying Alice Nott, his former wife, Emma Udy, being then alive. The evidence disclosed that the prisoner married Alice Nott at the Independent Chapel, Southmolton, on the 9th April 1882 - Emma Bailey, nee Udy, prisoner's first wife, attended and is described as a very pleasant lady-like person. Her evidence was corroborated by John Udy, who said he was an engine driver, living at St. Columb, and had deposed to prisoner marrying his sister on the 5th December 1875 at Ludock Church, Cornwall; he having signed as a witness thereto. The prisoner declined making any questions, and was committed for trial at the next Assizes for this county, bail to the amount of £100 being accepted for his appearance.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 7, 1884
Southmolton: A Bigamy Case
George Bailey, a timber feller, on bail, was indicted for feloniously marrying one Alice Nott, on the 9th of April 1882 at Southmolton, his former wife being then alive. Mr McMillan appeared for the prosecution, and the prisoner was defended by Mr Carter. The facts stated for the prosecution were that Bailey was married to Emma Endy on the 18th December 1875 at Ladock, in Cornwall, that they afterwards separated, and on the 9th of April, 1882, his former wife being then alive, he was married at the Independent Chapel, Southmolton, to Alice Nott. Evidence was given as to both marriages. For the defence, a statement made before the magistrates was read, in which the prisoner alleged that his first wife had left him twice, that on the second occasion on going to fetch her back he found her living with another man, by whom she had previously had a child, and that he eventually married Nott in the full belief that his former wife was dead. Mr Carter stated that the prisoner had met with very bad treatment at the hands of his first wife, and although he did not put that forward as a justification for the crime, he submitted that it should to some extent be regarded as an extenuating circumstance. The accused was found guilty. His Lordship, in passing sentence, said he had very seldom met with a more heartless case. The prisoner had rendered himself liable to a very long term of penal servitude. His sentence, however, was that he should go to prison with hard labour for twelve calendar months.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 21, 1884
Southmolton News
The will of Mr Robert Jennings Crosse, late of Southampton, Devonshire who died on February 20 last, was proved on March 31st by the Rev. Edward Ilbert Crosse and Reginald Scawell Crosse, the sons, and Frederick Day, three of the executors, the value of the personal estate amounting to upwards of £104,000. The testator leaves his furniture, plate, pictures, household and personal effects, horses and carriages, to his wife, Mrs Lucy Stawell Crosse, and all his real estate and the residue of the personality, upon trust, to pay the income to her for life. At his wife's death, he gives £30,000 to his five daughters, Lizzie, Marian, Fanny Courtenay, Mary Louisa, Sophia Isabel, and Helen Charlotte; and the ultimate residue of his property to his said two sons.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 25, 1884
Birth - June 13, at Southmolton, the wife of the Rev. J. Harris, a son.
Death - June 21, at Bristol, Mary, wife of Mr G. Fenner, late of Southmolton, aged 52.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 18, 1885
Death - February 12, at Southmolton, Mr James Hodge, aged 80.
Death - February 10, at New-road, South-street, Southmolton, Mr Robert Selly, aged 26.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 25, 1885
Birth - February 18, at Broad-street, Southmolton, the wife of Mr John Bickell, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 8, 1885
Marriage - April 2, at Southmolton Church, W. G. Reed of Bristol, to Florence Louisa Willetts, of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 3, 1885
Death - May 26, at Southmolton, Mary, daughter of Mr George Southcombe, aged 28.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 10, 1885
Birth - June 1, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr T. H. Vicary, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 24, 1885
Death - June 17, at Cook's Cross, Southmolton, Mr Thomas W. Bowden, aged 35.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 29, 1885
Birth - July 23, at Southmolton, the wife of the Rev. T. E. Brigden, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 19, 1885
Birth - August 11, at Southmolton, the wife of the Rev. Stephen Wade, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 2, 1885
Southmolton
On Saturday night, shortly after eleven, a fire broke out in a house in West-street, Southmolton, occupied by John Nunn, labourer. Nunn had retired to bed for some time, leaving his wife and a son, who lives in a house adjoining, in the kitchen. At the time abovenamed Mrs Nunn went into a room at the back of the kitchen and discovered it on fire. P.C.'s Cross and Lock were soon on the scene, and with a good supply of water from buckets the flames were extinguished without the aid of fire engines.
On Saturday morning a fire broke out at Miss Nutt's, Duke-street, Southmolton, during the absence of Miss Nutt, a child set on fire, by means of matches, the blind and various other articles in a room, but the flames were soon put out.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 9, 1885
Birth - December 2, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr C. Clarke, of a son.
Birth - December 2, at Narracott Barton, near Southmolton, the wife of Mr John Huxtable, of a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, January 5, 1889
Death - January 2, at East-street, Southmolton, Mr Thomas Hancock, aged 80.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Friday, January 11, 1889
Southmolton - A Destructive Pauper
Yesterday at the Police Court before W. Hatherly (in the chair) and Mr Geo. Cutcliffe, John Cooper, an inmate of the Southmolton workhouse was charged with wilfully destroying his clothes that morning. On prisoner being asked whether he was guilty or not guilty he replied, 'Yes, and he would do it again, and they might send him to the devil'. On the Bench sentencing him to 14 days, he asked whether he could not have more? Prisoner was arrayed in a pair of trousers of white and red stripes usually kept for such offenders.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Friday, March 15, 1889
Serious Fire at South Molton
A serious fire occurred at Mr William Tucker's printing office, in Broad-street, Southmolton, about half past seven last evening. The premises was filled with paper and other inflammable material, and the building was soon all ablaze. It was some time before water could be obtained to extinguish the flames. In consequence the adjoining buildings, a stable belonging to Dr Hatherly, and a store belonging to Mr Lyddon Tanner, wine and spirit merchant, had to be stripped to prevent the fire from spreading to these buildings. The whole of the type-presses and bookbinding apparatus were entirely destroyed. Dr Hatherley's horse, which was at one time in danger, was got out, also two carriages, without damage. A large number of the inhabitants at the sound of the fire-bell soon assembled, and did good service, and the fire was got under about nine o'clock. The property is insured. A lot of fowls and pigeons were on Mr Tucker's premises, but most of them were rescued.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, April 20, 1889
Death - April 17, at West-street, Southmolton, Mrs Ann Clarke, aged 56.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Friday, June 7, 1889
Death - June 5, at New-road, Southmolton, Mr Thomas Wibley, aged 78.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, September 14, 1889
Death - September 9, at Kings Lynn, James Flexman, Esq., MR.C.S. formerly of Southmolton, Devon, aged 72.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Tuesday, September 17, 1889
Ill-Treating a Mare - John Cruwys, of Southmolton, was charged at the Ilfracombe Petty Sessions yesterday with ill-treating a mare on August 20th. Evidence was given by Inspector Allen of the R.S.P.C.A., P.C. Bowden, and Mr Saville. Defendant drove a party from Southmolton to Ilfracombe, and the Inspector found on the off shoulder of the mare a wound three inches long, from which matter was oozing. Though advised not to drive the animal any further, the defendant persisted in taking it to Barnstaple. Mr Day, of Southmolton, for defendant, stated that the wound was an old one, and that the scab was broken during the journey. Defendant asserted that the evening previous Mr Blake, veterinary surgeon, informed him that the horse might with safety be driven fifty miles. The Bench inflicted a fine of £1 and costs.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Friday, November 8, 1889
Mayors Designate of the West
Southmolton - Mr Albert Edward Shapland, Mayor-designate of Southmolton, is the fourth son of the late Mr John Terrill Shapland, solicitor, Southmolton, and on his father's death in 1879 he succeeded to his practice, which he carries on under the style of J. T. Shapland and Son. A native of Southmolton, he was first elected to the Council five years ago, and three years after was again returned. Mr Shapland, who married in 1880, the younger daughter of Alderman Galliford, is a Conservative, the hon. Secretary and treasurer of the Football Club, and a vice-president of the Cricket Club. His election will be a popular one.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, November 9, 1889
Death - November 6, at Teignmouth, William, only son of Mr William Hitchcock, late of Southmolton, aged 23.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Thursday, November 14, 1889
Funeral at Southmolton -
At the Southmolton Cemetery the funeral of the late Mr Kingsland took place yesterday afternoon. The cortege left the house in South-street, at two p.m. preceded by the Mayor and Corporation and borough officers, the Mayor being in his robes and the mace bearers and bailiff carrying the maces and staff, which were covered with crepe. On arriving at the gates of the Cemetery the coffin was met by the Rev. A Taylor (Wesleyan) and the Rev. J. G. Warrington (Wesleyan) both of whom took part in the burial service. The blinds of several of the houses in South-street were drawn, and a large number of tradesmen and inhabitants attended to pay a last token of respect to the deceased. The chief mourners were Miss Kingsland, Mr and Mrs R. Jutsum, and family, Mr and Mrs James Comins, and Miss Snell. The breastplate bore the following inscription:- 'James Kingsland, died November 10th, aged 68 years'.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Thursday, December 5, 1889
Local Competitor - Mr John C. Huxtable, of Southmolton, was highly successful in his exhibits of poultry at the Birmingham and Midland Counties Exhibition, at Bingley Hall, being awarded first prize for best Malay cock over one year old, first and third for best Malay hen over one year old, second and third for best Malay pullets hatched 1889, very highly commended for best cockerel hatched in 1889, and also very highly commended for Indian game hen.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, January 4, 1890
Death - December 27, at South-street, Southmolton, Miss Caroline Snow, aged 49.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, February 15, 1890
Death - February 11, at West-street, Southmolton, Mr John Chapple, aged 82.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, May 31, 1890
Birth - May 26, at the West Country Inn, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Henry Harris, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, July 6, 1890
Southmolton will be all the poorer by the lamented loss of Mr John White, who expired on Monday last. Deceased was for forty years in succession a member of the Southmolton Town Council, and for the last twenty-five years occupied a seat on the Aldermanic Bench. Nine times the deceased was elected chief magistrate of the borough, and was always foremost in promoting any object which had for its aim the welfare of the town. 'John White' as Southmoltonians were wont to call him, will be particularly missed by the toiling artisan, he being ever ready to give those who asked, sound counsel and advice. Starting business as a mercer and draper, the deceased, by strict attention to the wants of his customers soon obtained an enviable reputation as a tradesman of signal ability and sterling integrity, and when he retired from active work a few years ago the business passed into the hands of his son, Mr Councillor J. White. Although for several years a follower of Mr Gladstone, the deceased was a staunch Churchman, and acted in the capacity of churchwarden up to the time of his death. When the Home Rule movement was sprung upon the country by Mr Gladstone in 1886 Mr White did not hesitate to declare war against it, and
worked zealously in the Southmolton Division as a Liberal Unionist to return Lord Lymington to Parliament. He had died at the age of 69, and many are the expressions of sorrow on all sides at his demise.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, July 5, 1890
Funeral of Mr Alderman J. White, J.P. - the remains of Alderman John White, J.P. , were interred yesterday at Southmolton in the family vault in the parish churchyard. The Mayor and Corporation attended the funeral, and most of the shops were partially closed. The coffin, which was covered with beautiful wreaths, was supplied by Messrs. Sanders and Son. Letters of condolence and stating inability to attend were received from Lord Fortescue and Lord Lymington. The whole of the funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr George Mountjoy.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, July 19, 1890
Drunk and Disorderly at Southmolton - At Southmolton yesterday William Sloley was brought up charged with being drunk on the previous evening in West-street. P.S. Leyman proved the case, and prisoner was sentenced to three weeks' imprisonment.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, August 23, 1890
Marriage - August 19, at Southmolton Church, Mr Isaac Braddick of Clifton, Bristol, to Miss Alice Davies, of Alswere, Southmolton.
Death - August 22, at Gunswell-lane, Southmolton, Mr William Nott, aged 68.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, October 11, 1890
Death - October 8, at Ivy Cottage, Southmolton, Mrs Ann Carver, aged 82.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, November 29 1890
Marriage - November 24, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Torrington, Henry Monkley of Southmolton, to Ada Agnes Grigg of Alverdiscott.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, April 11, 1891
Marriage - April 9, at the Independent Chapel, Southmolton, Mr William Ayre, Pillavins, to Miss Mary Dale, of Southmolton.
Marriage - April 9, at the Parish Church, Southmolton, Mr William Kerslake, to Miss Emily Drake.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, May 16, 1891
Death - May 14, at Barnstaple-street, Southmolton, Fanny Eliza, wife of Mr John Bidder, aged 51.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, May 23, 1891
Death - May 20, at West-street, Southmolton, John Pearce, aged 76.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, June 13, 1891
Death - June 10, at Oxford, the Rev. Joshua Bawden, of Southmolton, aged 76.
Death - June 9, at Southmolton, John Warren, aged 72.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, January 30, 1892
Marriage - January 28, at the Congregational Chapel, Southmolton, Mr A Atkins, of Dartmough, to Miss Bessie Hill of Southmolton.
Death - January 28, at East-street, Southmolton, Mrs Elizabeth Clarke, aged 75.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, February 20, 1892
February 15, at South-street, Southmolton, Miss Susan Bowden, aged 28.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, April 9, 1892
Marriage - April 6, at Southmolton Church, Henry Philip Gaydon, of Stags Head, to Miss Eliza Manaton Whitefield, of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, May 7, 1892
Southmolton Petty Sessions - At the Petty Sessions on Monday cross summonses for assault between George Furze and J. Brayley Willmets, were dismissed. - William Osmond and Thomas Kingdon were find 10s. inclusive for throwing stones at a cat in a tree. Inspector Greenwall (Exeter) R.S.P.C.A, prosecuted. A similar charge against Thomas Kingdon, jun., was dismissed.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, July 9, 1892
Death - At South-street, Southmolton, Mr John Earle, aged 65.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, July 23, 1892
Death - July 19, at Mill-street, Southmolton, Wm. Brayley, aged 64.
Death - July 18, at Church-yard, Southmolton, Mrs Mary Harris, aged 62.
Death - July 13, at South-street, Southmolton, Lucy Ann Westacott, aged 42.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, August 6, 1892
Southmolton - Accident
A young girl, granddaughter of Mr J. Phillips of Coombe Farm, was leaning from an upper window, when she lost her balance and fell to the ground. She was unconscious when picked up, and is in a very precarious condition.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, August 20, 1892
Southmolton - The Fatal Accident
On Monday at an inquest held on the body of Edwin Furze Sanders, who was accidentally run over by a trap on Saturday, the jury returned a verdict of 'accidental death'.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, September 17, 1892
Birth - September 19, at Broad-street, Southmolton, the wife of Mr S Widgery, a son.
Death - September 12, at 8 Morton-crescent, Exmouth, Edwin Furze, J.P., Southmolton, aged 53.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, October 15, 1892
Death - October 11, at Cook's Cross, Southmolton, Jas. Heywood, aged 50
Death - October 10, at Kingsland Barton, Southmolton, William Webber, aged 46.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, October 29, 1892
Death - October 25, at Southmolton, John Fewings, of Mariansleigh, aged 72.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, November 5, 1892
Southmolton District News - Fatal Fall
An inquest was held on Wednesday at the Southmolton Workhouse on the body of Ann Jones, 81, an inmate of the House, who died from injuries received by falling downstairs. A verdict of 'Accidental death' was returned, and the attention of the Guardians called to the staircase.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, November 19, 1892
Birth - November 16, at the King's Arms, Southmolton, the wife of A. Gard, a daughter.
Marriage - November 13, at Southmolton Church, John Westacott to Bessie Flew, both of Southmolton.
Death - November 10, at 29 North-street, Southmolton, Harriet Fisher, widow of Edward Fisher, aged 72.
Southmolton District News -
The names of the following gentlemen have been added to the Commission of the Peace for the Borough of Southmolton:
Alderman John Tucker Widgery, of Paradise, gentleman; William Skinner, of Sunnyside, gentleman; John Abraham Kingdom, of East-street, accountant; John Sanders of South-street, merchant; and Richard Henry Swigburn, of Broad-street, chemist.
A fire broke out at the Southmolton Workhouse this morning owing to the upsetting of an oil lamp. A portion of the building was destroyed, and one old woman inmate burned to death.
A disastrous fire, resulting in the deaths of two persons and injuries to others, broke out at the Union Workhouse about seven o'clock this morning, in a block of buildings used as the sleeping apartments by the older inmates of the house, the sick wards being also situated in the wing. Great excitement prevailed, especially when it became known that a number of children were also sleeping in that part of the house. One child was rescued by P.C Wotton with its clothes in flames. Owing to the intense heat and thick smoke it was found impossible to reach a woman named Mary Fook, who was burned to death. Another female inmate has since died of fright. The flames were confined to the block, and by nine o'clock were got under.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, November 26, 1892
Southmolton District News - The Fire
Mr T Sanders held an inquest on Monday relative to the death of the old woman Mary Fuke, an inmate of the Workhouse, who met her death in the fire at the Union. After hearing the evidence the jury returned a verdict that the fire was the result of an accident, and that the deceased met her death by suffocation and burning. They recommended that greater precautions should be taken by the Guardians against fire by the provision of buckets of water and hand grenades and that the use of oil lamps be discontinued. They also desired that the gallant conduct of P.C. Wootten should be notified in the proper quarter.
The Fire at the Workhouse
At the Town Hall on Wednesday, Mr Coroner T. Sanders held the inquiry into the circumstances attending the death of Eliza Greenslade who died on Tuesday evening from injuries received in the fire at the Workhouse. Deceased's brother complained that she was removed to a room in which no fire was lit, but Dr Taite said this was best for her. Had deceased been removed to a heated room she would not have lived so long as she did. Death was due to catarrh and pneumonia. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony, and added that they considered that all chimneys in such an institution should be kept clean and fit for use at all times, and also that there was neglect in not supplying a fire in the room until the Monday following the fire.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, December 3, 1892
Death - November 25, at West-street, Southmolton, John Elworthy, aged 73.
Death - November 24, at The Shrubbery, Southmolton, Ann, widow of William Tanner, of Roseash, aged 75.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, January 7, 1893
Marriage - December 31, at the Parish Church, Southmolton, George Ford to Mary Crockford, both of Southmolton.
Marriage - December 26, at the Parish Church, Southmolton, Thomas Stanbury to Emily Withers.
Death - January 3, at North-street, Southmolton, the wife of William Bater, aged 63.
Death - December 29, at 7 Belmont-place, Exeter, Richard J. Bickell, late of Southmolton, aged 76.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, February 4, 1893
Southmolton District News
Mr James Sanders and Mr Samuel Cole have been nominated for the vacancy on the Southmolton town Council.
The Recent Fatal Accident - At an inquest held on Tuesday by Mr Coroner Bromham, on the body of John Muxworthy, aged 59, boot and shoe maker, who was killed in a trap accident last week, the jury returned a verdict of 'Accidental Death'.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, March 11, 1893
Death - March 5, at Barnstaple-street, Southmolton, Emmelina Rowden Chelson, widow of Mr John Blackpool of Southmolton, aged 72.
Death - March 5, at the Borough Restaurant, Broad-street, Southmolton, Sarah, wife of Mr W. t. Cockram.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, August 19, 1893
Southmolton District News - At the Petty Sessions on Monday, Charles Frederick Harris, landlord of the Tiverton Inn, was summoned for permitting drunkenness of his premises. The case arose out of the death of John Pratt, who, for a wager, drank half a gallon of beer in ten minutes. Defendant was fined £8. 8s. 6d inclusive and the license was endorsed.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, August 26, 1893
James Zelly was yesterday fined 10s. 6d. inclusive for stealing a ferret, the property of John Bucknill.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, October 14, 1893
Marriage of Miss Crosse, of Southmolton
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Church of Allhallows-on-the Wall, Exeter, on Tuesday, the contracting parties being Miss Sophy Isabel Crosse, of Southmolton, daughter of the late Mr Robert Jennings Crosse, solicitor and Mr John James Tate, of the same town, who is a member of the firm of Sanders and Tate, late Furse and Sanders, and is highly respected in the neighbourhood in which he lives. The ceremony, which commenced at two o'clock, was performed by the Rev. J. G. Pearse (the rector of the parish and uncle of the bride) assisted by the Rev. E. I. Crosse. The bridesmaids were Miss Helen Charlotte Crosse, Miss Ethel Lucy Day and miss Marjorie Day. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr Reginald Stawell Crosse, solicitor, of Southmolton, and the best man was Mr Water Ellis Birmingham, also of Southmolton. The bride wore a handsome gown of ivory Duchesse satin, the skirt being draped with fine Mechlin lace, and the bodice tastefully arranged with a Mechlin fichu to correspond, caught with a spray of orange blossom. Her costume was completed by a tulle veil and wreath of bridal flowers. The bridesmaids were attired in costumes of ivory de chene, trimmed with antique Guipure insertion and ivory satin ribbons, with hats en suite. The bride's travelling dress consisted of Hungarian blue cloth, trimmed with Moire ribbons and brocaded waistcoat, with velvet hat to correspond. After the ceremony, the wedding breakfast was held at 21 St David's-hill, the residence of the bride's uncle. The presents numbered over 100. the happy pair left by the 4.50 train en route for North Wales, where the honeymoon is to be spent.
The bride's bouquet, as well as those of the bridesmaids, was supplied by Miss Rush, of High-street, while Messrs. Palmer and Co. of South-street, supplied the wedding breakfast, and Mrs Bickford the carriages. The bride's and bridesmaid's costumes were supplied by Messrs. J. T. Tucker and Sons, of High-street, Exeter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, November 25, 1893
Marriage - November 22, at the Parish Church, Southmolton, Mr James Fewings to Miss Susan Chapple, both of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, December 9, 1893
Marriage - December 3, at the Parish Church, Southmolton, Mr George Smith to Miss Margaret Tregear.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, December 16, 1893
Southmolton District News
John Walker was on Saturday sent to prison for three months with hard labour for pocket-picking at the Market.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, January 6, 1894
William Russell, landlord of the Red Lion Inn, was at Southmolton Borough Sessions on Monday fined 26s. inclusive for allowing card playing on his premises. Evidence was given to the effect that a constable visited the house in plain clothes and saw card playing for a quart of beer a game going on.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Thursday, June 28, 1894
Birth - June 25, at Broad-street, Southmolton, the wife of Mr W. Ayres, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, November 24, 1894
Death - November 21, at 5 Taw Vale Parade, Barnstaple, Harriett Maria, second daughter of the late John Elworthy Cutcliffe, of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, April 6, 1895
At an inquest held on the body of Mr William Elworthy, at Stone Barton, Southmolton, on Monday, who broke his leg and was found lying on the floor and died on Sunday, the jury returned a verdict of 'Accidental Death' from fracture of the thigh and subsequent exhaustion.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, April 27, 1895
Birth - April 24, at Broad-street, Southmolton, the wife of J. T. B. White, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, April 25, 1896
Birth - April 18, at Laurel Cottage, Southmolton, the wife of Mr William Kingdon, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, May 9, 1896
Death - May 1, at South-street, Southmolton, William Williams, aged 76.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, May 16, 1896
Death - May 13, at East-street, Southmolton, Francis John Southcombe, eldest son of Mr John Southcombe, aged 16.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, May 30, 1896
Birth - May 25, at Broad-street, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Walter Rivers, a son.
Death - May 25, at Cook's Cross, Southmolton, John Brace Webb, aged 78.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, June 6, 1896
Death - May 29, at Ford Down Farm, Southmolton, Mr William Skinner, aged 72.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, August 15, 1896
Marriage - August 11, at Kingsnympton, C. Tall, of Southmolton, to Nellie Baker of Kingsnympton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, October 31, 1896
Death - October 21, at Cook's Cross, Southmolton, Edwin Knill, aged 29.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Monday, January 25, 1897
Mr Thomas Chapple of South-street, Southmolton has been made a Justice of the Peace for the Borough, Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Tuesday, February 9, 1897
At Bristol yesterday the funeral took place of Mr James Mardon, a native of Southmolton and the founder of the firm Messrs. Mardon, Son and Hall, printers and engravers, of Temple Meads.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Thursday, March 4, 1897
Marriage - March 2, at Southmolton, Mr J A Pady of Hastings, to Miss Kate Tall, of Southmolton.
Death - March 1, at Southmolton, Eliza Chapple, wife of William Chapple, aged 79.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, March 12, 1897
Death - March 7, at Southmolton, Archibald Edwin Cruwys, aged 12.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Thursday, May 20, 1897
The death occurred at Southmolton on Wednesday of Mr John White Passmore at the age of 30. Deceased was a Conservative, and for some years acted as registration agent for the District Conservative and Liberal Unionist Association. He was also hon secretary and treasurer of the Constitutional Club and captain of the Cricket Club.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, July 17, 1897
Birth - July 7, at South-street, Southmolton, the wife of Mr Heber Holmes, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Monday, December 13, 1897
Birth - December 11, at North-road, Southmolton, the wife of W. B. Wyatt, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, July 30, 1898
Birth - July 25, at Gunsdown Villas, Southmolton, the wife of Mr S. H. Ayre, a son.
Death - July 26, at the Mount, Ilfracombe, Mary Ann, widow of Abraham Kingdon of Southmolton, aged 49.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, August 13, 1898
Marriage - August 6, at Southernhay Congregational Church, Exeter, Frederick Underhill of Topsham, to S. A. Sanders, daughter of the late James Hooper Sanders of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, August 27, 1898
Marriage - August 24, at the Parish church, Southmolton, George Bawden to Thirza Ellen Ballment, both of Southmolton.
Marriage - August 25, at Southmolton Church, Mr Benjamin Hoskings to Miss Lizzie Veysey, both of Southmolton.
Death - August 25, at Broad-street, Southmolton, Samuel Ashelford, aged 49.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, September 3, 1898
Death - August 27, at East-street, Southmolton, Thomas Chapple, aged 83.
Death - August 8, at East-street, Southmolton, Fanny Thomas, aged 73.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, October 8, 1898
Birth - October 2, at Southmolton, the wife of Mr Charles Williams, a daughter.
Death - October 3, at Barnstaple-street, Southmolton, John Crocombe, aged 57.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, October 15, 1898
Marriage - October 10, at the Congregational Church, Southmolton, Mr Henry John Bradford to Miss Mary Ann Lock, both of Southmolton.
Marriage - October 9, at the Parish Church, Southmolton, Reginald William Brown, to Elizabeth Anne Mayne, both of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, November 12, 1898
Death - November 9, at Duke-street, Southmolton, Mr William Bennett, aged 73.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, December 24, 1898
Marriage - December 18, at the Baptist Chapel, Southmolton, John Bulley to Mary Ann Brewer, both of Southmolton.
Marriage - December 18, at the Baptist Chapel, Southmolton, James Vicary to Emma Lavinia Knill, both of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, January 7, 1899
Marriage - December 31, at the Congregational Church, Southmolton, Richard Stanbury of East Buckland, to Mary Jane Newton Holloway.
Marriage - January 1, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Southmolton, James Warner to Emily Jane Sanders, both of Southmolton.
Death - January 4, at Ivy Cottage, Southmolton, Edward Wales Johnson, aged 63.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, January 28, 1899
Marriage - January 22, at the Baptist Chapel, Southmolton, William Burrows to Thirza Blackmore.
Death - January 25, South-street, Southmolton, Mr John Bowden.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, April 15, 1899
Birth - April 10, at Broad-street, Southmolton, the wife of Sidney S. Brown, a daughter.
Birth - April 5, at East-street, Southmolton, the wife of Frederick Stanbury, a son.
Death - April 7, at Causeway, Southmolton, Joseph Shapland, aged 85

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, April 29, 1899
Birth - April 19, at Stone Barton, Southmolton, the wife of C. M. Elworthy, a daughter.
Marriage - April 19, at the parish church, Southmolton, Thomas White of Tavistock to Anne, eldest daughter of Thomas Baker, East-street, Southmolton.
Death - April 23, at East-street, Southmolton, William Huxtable Pearce, aged 82.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, May 6, 1899
Birth - May 3, at Broad-street, Southmolton, the wife of Walter Rivers, a daughter.
Death - April 27, at Blakesville, Northmolton, Charlotte, widow of John Terrell Shapland, of Southmolton, aged 81.
Death - May 3, at Broad-street, Southmolton, Richard Tepper, aged 66.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, May 13, 1899
Devon Boy Killed - Struck by Lightning
During yesterday's thunderstorm, James Flew, until Lady-day last a boarded-out orphan from Southmolton Workhouse, was picking up stones for his master, Mr Cole, of Somerton, Molland, together with a son of Mr Cole. Both appeared to be struck by lightning. Mr Cole's son, however, was not injured, although thrown to the ground, but the lad Flew was found to be quite dead.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday August 5, 1899
Birth - July 31, at South-street, Southmolton, the wife of Wm. Bater, a son.
Birth - July 30, at South-street, Southmolton, the wife of Percy Thompson, a son.
Marriage - August 2, at Southmolton Church, Charles George Pearce Huxtable to Elizabeth Avery Abbot, both of Southmolton.
Death - July 30, at West-street, Southmolton, William Baker, aged 47.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, October 7, 1899
Marriage - October 4, at Southmolton Church, Mr Robert Cock to Mrs Maria Webber, both of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, December 9, 1899
Death - December 2, at East-street, Southmolton, Mrs Mary Kingdon, aged 83.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, January 13, 1900
Death - January 11, at East-street, Southmolton, Mrs Charlotte Quick, aged 69.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, February 24, 1900
Death - February 20, at Church-street, Southmolton, John Chowan Symons, aged 54.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, March 3, 1900
Death - February 23, at North-street, Southmolton, William Danue, aged 80.
Death - February 28, at Southmolton, Susanna Fuke, aged 88.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, April 7, 1900
Death - April 4, at Southmolton, W. Chapple, of Knowstone, aged 89.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, April 28, 1900
Death - April 20, at Broad-street, Southmolton, Margaret, wife of Thomas Farley, aged 70.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, May 12, 1900
Death - May 5, at King-street, Southmolton, Henry, infant son of James Bee, jun.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, June 9, 1900
Death - June 7, at Southmolton, Joseph Bastable, elder son of the late Joseph Bastable Harris, of Honiton, aged 37.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, August 4, 1900
Death - July 31, at Barnstaple-street, Southmolton, George Ridd, aged 20.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, August 11, 1900
Marriage - August 6, at the Parish Church, Southmolton, Wilhem Bradford to Clara Tucker, both of Southmolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, September 1, 1900
Birth - August 23, at East-street, Southmolton, the wife of John Cant, a daughter.
Birth - August 25, at Southmolton, the wife of G. H. Crocker, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Saturday, October 27, 1900
Death - October 23, at East-street, Southmolton, Preetwood, wife of Narcissus Collins Hatherly, M.D. in her 70th year.