Transcriptions of Beccles and Bungay Weekly News
April & May 1866 Beccles & Bungay Weekly News
>Transcribed from microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper
Janelle Penney --- 2000, 2001
Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 3 April 1866 Page 4, column 6From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library
On the 1st April, at Beccles Church, by the Rev C.H.SHAW, curate, James MONEY to Maria LEIGHTON, both of Beccles.
On the 30th March, aged 19 years , Henry GRAYSTONE, Baker, eldest son of Mr G.B.BAKER, manager of the Crown Bank, Bungay.
On the 30th March, at Beccles, Hannah REYNOLDS, aged 75 years.
On the 2nd April, at Beccles, highly esteemed, Mr Samuel HAWARD, in his 71st year.
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Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 3 April 1866 Page 4, column 5From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library
EPITOME OF SUFFOLK NEWS At Ipswich, about three o'clock on Friday morning [30 March], Police-constable CANN heard cries as of a woman in distress, whilst on duty in Fore Street, St Clement's, and on going to the place whence they proceeded found a woman, named Ann SHEPPARD, of Woodbridge, had been seized with the pangs of childbirth. He called up Mr RUMP, assistant to Mr Webster ADAMS, who at once went to the assistance of the woman. CANN knocked up the people at the Bull and Dog beer- house, and they at first consented to admit the poor woman; but after keeping her waiting in the street for some time, refused to take her in, though it was evident she would in a few minutes become a mother. The consequence was that she was delivered of a fine female child under an entrance in the street, Police-constable CANN holding her in his arms. A hand-cart was obtained from Police-station No 2, and the assistance of Police- constable PLATTEN also obtained. The two policemen and Mr RUMP conveyed the poor woman and her child to the house at which she was staying in Duke Street; she is now doing very well.
Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 10 April 1866 Page 4, column 5From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library
On the 2nd April, at the Parish Church, Lowestoft, by the Rev A. HANHAM, Mr Thomas STERRY, mariner, to Miss Alice WRIGHT, daughter of Mr George WRIGHT, builder, both of Lowestoft.
On the 3rd April, at Kirkley Church, Lowestoft, by the Rev M.H. BEAUMONT, Mr William Cley MOORE, joiner, to Miss Anna Maria BEDWELL, both of Kirkley,
On the 5th April, at the Church in Carlton Park, John CROFT, Esq., of Dalton-house, Saddington, near Market Harborough, Leicestershire, to Sarah Louisa, second daughter of Richard GARRETT, Esq., of Carlton Hall and Leiston Works, in this county.
On the 29th March, at Beccles, aged 78, Harriet, relict of the late Mr B. KING, schoolmaster.
On the 2nd April, at Brook Hall, Wissett, near Halesworth, aged 25, Martha, younger daughter of the late Jonathan GOODING, Esq., of Southwold.
On the 4th April, suddenly, in the 60th year of his age, Joseph Berry EDWARDS, of Bury St Edmund's, late of Southwold.
On the 5th April, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs H. ECCLESTONE, of Bungay, Sarah, relict of the late Mr George WALNE, of Beccles, in her 74th year.
On the 5th April, at Beccles, Daniel DENNANT, aged 91.
On the 7th April, at the Union House, Shipmeadow, aged 57 years, Robert TAYLOR, late of Beccles, chemist.
Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 17 April 1866 Page 4, column 5From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library
On the 11th April, at Wenhaston, Suffolk, by the Rev Charles WHITE, William WADE, of London, to Elizabeth WHITING, of Bulcamp, Suffolk.
On the 10th April, at New Buckenham, by the Rev G.J. FARDEL, Mr George COLK, Port Dues Collector, Great Yarmouth, to Anna Maria, youngest daughter of the late Mr W. J. BAYES, formerly of Barnham Broom, in this county.
On the 11th April, at Catton, by the Rev Richard HART, Mr Robert S. GARWOOD, Mendham, Suffolk, to Esther, daughter of John FREEMAN, Esq., Catton.
On the 12th April, Mr Robert KEMP, shipwright, Carlton Colville, to Miss M.M. FLETCHER, of Lowestoft.
On the 6th April, at Great Yarmouth, Elizabeth, relict of Mr George GILES, late of H.M. Customs, aged 92.
On the 15th April, at Beccles, aged 24 years, Fanny, wife of Mr John MARKWELL, basket-maker.
On the 15th April, at Beccles, Sarah FARROW, the wife of Edward FARROW, aged 51.
Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 24 April 1866 Page 4, column 5From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library
On the 16th January, at St Paul's Church, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand, by the Rev P Hay MAXWELL, Mr James J. W. GOWING, surgeon dentist of Napier, late of Aldeby Hall, Norfolk, to Caroline Ann, eldest daughter of Mr G. BLAKER, Wellington.
On the 17th April, at Beccles Church, by the Rev C.H.SHAW, curate, James FRANKLAND, Norfolk Postman, to Esther NEECH, eldest daughter of Mr Samuel NEECH, Dealer of Beccles.
On the 18th April, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Lowestoft, by the Rev John LOCKE, Mr James BEAR, of Lound, to Miss Anna Maria HORNE, of Blundeston, Suffolk.
On the 18th April, at Mettingham, by the Rev J.C SAFFORD, John Packard TALLENT, Esq., of Mettingham, to Laura, third daughter of Joseph PARRINTON, Esq., of the same place.
On the 14th April, after a few days' illness, Chas. [sic] BROWN, Esq., of Southtown, Great Yarmouth, in his 55th year, beloved and esteemed by all who knew him.
On the 18th April, at Bungay, deeply regretted by her family and friends and all classes, Mrs KINGSBURY, relict of the late W.B. KINGSBURY. Esq.
On the 19th April, at Beccles, aged 70, Keziah, widow of the late John NEWBERY, of the above place.
On the 20th January, at Rangitiki, New Zealand, Samuel Tovell BLOMFIELD, the only son of Mr John BLOMFIELD, of Aldeby, Norfolk, in his 23rd year.
Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 1 May 1866 Page 4, column 6From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library
On the 25th April, at St John's Maddergate, Norwich, by the Rev G.F. PRICE, Mr Edward CLARKE, of Wisbeach, to Harriet Ann, only daughter of the late Mr SQUIER [sic], of the same place.
On the 17th April, at Redenhall, William KEABLE, aged 55, much regretted by his family and friends.
On the 20th April, at his residence, Gaol Street, Great Yarmouth, much respected, Mr Robert DAWSON, for many years Commander in the General Steam Navigation Company's service.
On the 21st April, at Ipswich, Emily, relict of Mr Robert BATE, late of Henstead, in this county.
On the 22nd April, aged 69 years, much respected Mr Geo. [sic] BALLS, bricklayer, Ditchingham.
On the 23rd April, greatly respected, at Langham Place, Dereham Road, Norwich, William Stannard, second son of the late Mr Daniel DELF, of Lowestoft, in his 52nd year.
On the 23rd April, at St Mary's Square, Bury St Edmund's, aged 18, Frank Stuart, youngest son of the Rev H.A.A OAKES.
On the 23rd April, very suddenly, Mr Peter ARCHER, Farrier and horse dealer, Bungay.
On the 23rd April, at Beccles, of consumption, William SMITH, Sergeant of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, aged 36 years.
On the 25th April, at Ditchingham, after a very protracted affliction, in her 26th year, Lois Eliza, second daughter of Mr Edward TIBNAM, late of Farnham, Suffolk.
On the 28th April, at Dunburgh Hill, Geldestone, near Beccles, Suffolk, D. Margaret, the wife of Robert DASHWOOD, Esq., in the 59th year of her age.
On the 29th April, at Beccles, Mr Philip NEAVE, aged 69 years.
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Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 1 May 1866 Page 4, column 4From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library
HALESWORTH At The County Court held on the 23rd April, before John WORLLEDGE, Esq., Judge, the hearing of the following case caused much merriment in the court, in which his honour heartily joined. Pussy And The Cream---Harriet WARNES versus George SKINNER.--This was the claim of 14 Shillings and 7 Pence for plaintiff's clothes, which had been detained by defendant, in whose service she had been living. Plaintiff---I let myself to defendant at 1 Shilling and 3 Pence a week until Michaelmas. Mrs SKINNER turned me out abroad on Wednesday, and told me not to darken her doors again, because the cat had been in the dairy. I could not help that. His Honour---I think Mrs SKINNER had better have turned pussy out of doors, and told her not to darken the dairy door again. Cats like milk and cream, you know. Plaintiff---I asked Mrs SKINNER for my things, but could not get them, and I had no clothes to wear but these rags. (Plaintiff here exhibited her dress, which was certainly a tattered affair.) I have never had my wages. Defendant---The cat was the "origination" of the dispute. It got into the dairy, and my wife took the girl "to do" about it. The milk-carriage stood ready to go to Halesworth, and plaintiff abused my wife about the cat, and I said to the girl, "Ann, take yourself off with the milk; if you don't I'll put you out;" and I did so, but I did not say anything about darkening the door again. Plaintiff---I told missus I could not help the cat getting into the dairy, and I did not know it was there. I came to Halesworth when I was turned out, and sold the milk,and took the money to the plaintiff. Mrs SKINNER- --I keep two cats. I had "taken the girl to do" a great many times about the cat getting into the dairy. She used to leave the front door open. She used improper language to me,and called me a fool. The cats were fed every morning. I went to Mr CROSS, the magistrate's clerk, about it--- Defendant---(correcting his wife)---No, the Clerk of the Peace (Loud laughter). His Honor---I don't know any Clerk of the Peace in Suffolk except Mr BORTON. Defendant---I don't know what he was : he wore spectacles. (Renewed laughter). His Honour---The law is a thing which does not like any one to take it into their own hands. You had a right to dismiss the girl for misconduct, but you had no right to keep her clothes. She makes a very modest demand (after careful valuation) for her wardrobe---only 14 Shillings and 7 Pence, which amount you must pay, with costs, and the girl's expenses coming here, or you must give up her clothes.
Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 8 May 1866 Page 4, column 5From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library
On the 27th April, at Mendham, Mr Edward STAREY, of Burton-on-Trent, to Charlotte Mary, second daughter of Mr Thomas EDWARDS of Harleston.
On the 30th April, at Poringland, by the Rev S.M. WESTHOPE, uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev M. WALLICH, John Lee BARBER, Esq., of Hellesdon, near Norwich, to Augusta Emily, youngest daughter of the late Rev Charles CLARKE, of Hulver Hill, Suffolk, J.P.
On the 1st May, at Barnham, by the Rev W. PLOWS, Nathaniel Walter PELLS, Ingate Mill, Beccles, to Frances, only daughter of Mr Frederic FELTHAM of Saxlingham, Norfolk.
On the 6th May, at Beccles Church, by the Rev J.T. JOHNSTON, John JAMES, to Georgiana HUNTING, of Beccles.
On the 29th March, at Demerara, of Dysentery, Allan, fourth son of Mr George FENN, Beccles, aged 19 years.
On the 28th April, at Thorpe, Mr Robert PAGE, many years a master builder of Great Yarmouth, aged 66 years.
On the 28th April, of diseased heart, aged 65 years, Mrs Elizabeth BARRELL, of Bungay.
On the 30th April, at her residence, Hill House, Southwold, Charlotte, widow of the late Capt. ELLIS, R.N., and daughter of the late John LUXFORD, Esq., "The Close," Salisbury.
On the 2nd May, at Loddon, in her 66th year, Eliza, widow of the late Mr John GODDARD, of Hardley Hall, much respected and deeply lamented.
On the 5th May, at Beccles, Arthur CHANDLER, aged 12 years.
Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 15 May 1866 Page 4, column 5From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library
On the 13th May, Charles REYNOLDS, for twenty-eight years boots at the Kings Head Hotel at Beccles, aged 44 years.
Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 22 May 1866 Page 4, column 5From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library
On the 1st May, in London, after much suffering, Mr James E. LAWS, formerly of Great Yarmouth, aged 63.
On the 4th May, at Pakefield, aged 73, Mr Emanuel [sic] FOREMAN, miller.
On the 6th May, at Bungay, George Henry PRATT, son of the late William PRATT, of Pulham St Mary, in his 55th year.
On the 8th May, suddenly at Great Yarmouth, Charles Bosworth WRIGHT, aged 58.
On the 11th May, at 2, Blenheim-terrace, Great Yarmouth, Mr Felix F. COLLINGWOOD, aged 92 years.
On the 13th May, Sophia, the wife of John PRENTICE, Esq., surgeon, Lowestoft, and only daughter of the late Lieutenant R.H. SHEPPARD, aged 58.
On the 13th May, at Harleston, in the 4th year of his age, Charles Albert, the only son of Mr Robert SOUTER, late of Bury St Edmund's.
On the 15th May, at Raveningham, much respected, in his 72nd year, Mr George SHARDALOW.
On the 16th May, aged 71, Mr Alexander GORDON, many years landlord of the Locks public-house, Shipmeadow.
On the 17th May, at Beccles, aged 98 years, Jane, wife of the late Mr John CHERRY, gardener, of Bungay.
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Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 22 May 1866 Page 4, column 3From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library
LODDON Petty Sessions, Wednesday.---Before Sir T.P. BEAUCHAMP, Bart., R. GILBERT, Esq., and the Rev J.J. SMITH. Wm [sic] SCARLL [sic], of Haddiscoe, carpenter, was charged by Mrs MINNS, his housekeeper, with unlawfully assaulting and beating her, at Haddiscoe. The case was dismissed.---Charles SAMSON and Edmund BIRD, of Seething, were charged with obstructing the highway leading from Loddon to Seething, on May the 3rd, by throwing off gates next to the land of Mr R.H. GILBERT, and also next lands of Mr R. TIBBENHAM. Fined 1 Pound and 12 Shillings costs each.-- -James HOOD was charged with absenting himself from the service of his employer, Mr James RUDD, of Thwaite, farmer, he being at the time a hired servant. He was committed for three weeks' hard labour.---Wm [sic] SMITH, of Kirby Cane, labourer, was charged with being drunk and using bad language, at Kirby Cane, on May the 6th. Being an old offender, he was fined 12 Shillings and 6 Pence and 17 Shillings and 6 Pence costs.---Henry REYNOLDS and Robert RUMSBY, of Heckingham, labourers, and Ellen SMITH and Esther SMITH, of Loddon, single women, were charged with being drunk and indecently behaving themselves at Loddon, on April the 25th. Having been convicted before, they were sent to prison for seven days, at the expiration of which they will have to pay costs, 6 Shillings and 9 Pence each.---John BRISTOE alias JAY, and Helena MYALL, his wife, were charged by Joseph FORSDIKE, of Ditchingham, labourer, with taking and carrying away from his dwelling-house the sum of 2 Shillings and 3 Pence, on April 23rd. The female prisoner pleaded guilty to this charge. They were further charged with stealing one sovereign and 1 Pound and 14 Shillings in silver, the money of John KEMP, of Thwaite, on April 23rd, while staying at his house. Both prisoners pleaded not guilty. The man has been convicted several times before on similar charges, and his defence was as follows: - "I think it very hard that we should be accused of such a crime, when there were other people living in part of the house that had the same opportunity of taking the money if it was there." After the female prisoner was apprehended, he absconded, but was traced to Ipswich, where he was handed over to police-constable BOWES, of Ditchingham. Both prisoners where committed to take their trial at the Quarter Sessions.---James DOY, of Lowestoft, carter, was charged with being drunk at Chedgrave, on April 22nd, and he was further charged with leaving his horse and cart on the highway. He was fined, with costs, for both cases, 1 Pound 10 Shillings.
Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 29 May 1866 Page 4, column 4From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library
On the 10th May, at St Nicholas Church, by the Rev H.R. NEVIL [sic], Mr J. G. WINSON, Regent Road, to Miss Maria NEECH, both of Great Yarmouth.
On the 22nd May, at the Congregational Chapel, Lowestoft, by the Rev F. GOODALL, Mr William Durrant WARFORD, to Rachel Ann BROWN, both of Pakefield, Suffolk.
On the 24th May, at the parish church, Edmonton, by the Rev W.D. WEST, D.D., of Brentford, Essex, and the Rev R.W. COPLESTON, M.A., vicar, Thomas EBBAGE, Esq., F.R.C.S., Leamington, to Amelia, elder daughter of the Rev C. JEAFFRESON [sic], retired Chaplain, H.E.I.C. On the same day, at the same place, by the Rev R.E. COPLESTON, M.A., and the Rev W.D. WEST, D.D., William John, Eldest son of William HARRIS, Esq., surgeon, Worthing, to Florentia [sic] Caroline, younger daughter of the Rev C JEAFFRESON.
At Alburgh, Harleston, on the 19th May, aged 62, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Robert L. BOND, deeply regretted.
On the 19th May, Charles HAMMOND, the beloved nephew of Mr DINSEY, of Thurlton, in his 34th year, much respected by all who knew him.
On the 21st May, aged 23 years, Susannah, youngest daughter of Mr John REYNOLDS, corn inspector, of Beccles.
On the 21st May, at the Union House, Shipmeadow, Mrs MOFFEY, widow, aged 87 years.
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Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 29 May 1866 Page 1, column 1From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library
AT DITCHINGHAM Mr BAKER Is instructed to Sell by Auction, at the Tuns Inn, Bungay, on Wednesday, May 30th, 1866, at Six o'clock in the Evening, Lot 1.---A Freehold Brick-built and Tile Cottage, with a copyhold Garden thereto, containing 24 Perches, more or less, situate at the rear of the Cottage Hospital, and now in the occupation of Mary Ann GOLDSMITH, widow, at the annual rent of 4 Pounds 10 Shillings. Lot 2.---A piece of copyhold Marsh Land, Situate on the north side of Ditchingham Dam, near the Chain Bridge, containing Half an Acre and 2 Perches, as now in the occupation of Mr Robert BUCK, at the annual rent of 1 Pound 10 Shillings. Further particulars may be obtained of Wm [sic] HARTCUP, Esq., Solicitor, or of the Auctioneer, Bungay.