Transcriptions of East Suffolk Gazette and Beccles and Bungay Weekly News August 1868

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 4 August 1868 Page 5, column 6

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MARRIAGE

On the 30th July, at Beccles Church, by the Rev J.T. JOHNSTON, Rector, Joseph NUNN, shoemaker, to Susannah GOLDSMITH, both of Beccles.

DEATHS

On Friday morning at his residence, St George's, the Rev John ALEXANDER, aged 75, for nearly fifty years pastor of Princes-street Chapel, Norwich.

Recently, at Kirby Cane, aged 88 years, Mr J. LONG, farmer.

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 11 August 1868 Page 5, column 5

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MARRIAGES

On the 2nd August, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Lowestoft, by the Rev David SOLOMON, Mr William COPPING, to Phoebe Anne CROWE, both of Lowestoft.

On the 2nd August, at St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft, by the Rev J.C. WALKER, Geo. [sic] MACEY, to Jane CRISPIN, both of Lowestoft.

On the 2nd August, at St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft, by the Rev J.C. WALKER, Chas. [sic] DAY, to Betsy NAPTHINE, both of Lowestoft.

On the 4th August, at St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft, by the Rev J.C. WALKER, Geo. [sic] BARNEBY, to Hannah PYE, both of Lowestoft.

DEATHS

On the 31st July, at Saxmundham, aged 64 years, after a long and severe illness, Charlotte, the wife of Mr William COUSINS, of the above place.

On the 31st July, at her residence, St John's, Palgrave, near Diss, in the 88th year of her age, Mary, the eldest and last surviving daughter of the late Charles HARRISON, Esq., sincerely respected and regretted by all who knew her.

On the 4th August, at Southwold, of dropsy, Mr Robert BEDINGFIELD, for many years carrier from Southwold to Halesworth, aged 72 years, greatly respected.

On the 4th August, at Beccles, aged 19 years, Jane, daughter of Charles TURNER, tailor.

On the 6th August, at Beccles, in his 29th year, Edward PITCHERS, eldest son of Mr John PITCHERS, of this town.

On the 6th August, at Beccles, Richard PITCHERS, aged 36 years, labourer.

On the 7th August, at Beccles, Alice HAMILTON, aged 11 years, daughter of Mary HAMILTON, domestic servant.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 11 August 1868 Page 4, column 6

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BECCLES ....The Telegraph.----On Friday morning, a gentleman residing in this town received a telegram from Boston in the United States. It was dated the 6th August, and was received the following morning at 11 o'clock, thus occupying only a few hours in its transmission. There were only two words - "come immediately" - the charge for which was ten guineas [10 Pounds and 10 Shillings]. We have no doubt that this is the first occasion of a telegram being received at Beccles from America.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 11 August 1868 Page 5, column 3

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EPITOME OF SUFFOLK NEWS ....Death From Drinking Rum.----A melancholy death from excessive drinking occurred on Friday at Brome, near Eye. A man named Charles CRAWFORD, in the employ of Mr E.B. MARSH, and who has served as a soldier in India, left his home for the harvest field, after quarrelling with his wife, and vowed he would never return. In the course of the morning, a bottle of rum was sent for by the deceased and the men with whom he was working, which was drunk amongst them. CRAWFORD boasted that he could drink more rum than the others could of beer, and a sort of wager was laid on the question, a man named HARPER telling CRAWFORD that if he could drink a bottle of rum he would pay for it. Another man named Thomas BETTS then fetched a second bottle of rum from the Swan inn, and when BETTS returned deceased snatched the bottle out of his hand, drew the cork, and drunk half the rum. HARPER then snatched the bottle out of CRAWFORD's hand and gave it to a man named John LEEDER, whereupon deceased again seized the bottle and drank the remainder of the rum, and then went to pick up a scythe, saying "I can mow." LEEDER took the scythe from deceased, who ran about ten yards and then fell down. He was picked up and laid in the shade, and was left there about half-past one. He laid there till three o'clock, when the men went to look at him and found him black in the face, and after throwing cold water on his face he rallied somewhat, but was unable to speak. At half-past four he was taken home, and Dr MILLER of Eye was sent for, who used every means to counteract the effect of the rum without avail, and the poor fellow expired about eight o'clock in the evening. An inquest was held at the Swan inn on Saturday afternoon, before F.B. MARRIOTT, Esq., coroner, when a verdict that deceased died from the effects of alcoholic poison was returned. Deceased was twenty-eight years of age, and left a widow and one child.

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 18 August 1868 Page 5, column 6

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MARRIAGES

On the 27th of June, at Nusseerabad, Bombay Presidency, by the Rev G.B. STRICTER, M.A., chaplain of Neemuch, the Rev F.L. SHARPIN, B.A., chaplain of Nusseerabad, fourth son of Henry SHARPIN, Esq., of Beccles, late of H.M. 4th Light Dragoons, to Helen Georgiana , eldest surviving daughter of Brigadier-General SEALY, commanding at Nusseerabad.

On the 17th August, at Beccles, Church, by the Rev J.J.S. BIRD (curate), William SAMPSON, labourer, to Lucy WRIGHT, both of Beccles.

On the 14th August, at the Martyrs' Memorial Meetinghouse, Beccles, Mr Charles Titus FIELD, of Baldock, Hertfordshire, draper, to Miss Elizabeth COPEMAN, only daughter of Mr John COPEMAN, of Beccles.

DEATHS

On the 4th August, at her father's house, aged 30, Maria, the beloved wife of James FROST, of Carlton Colville, and only daughter of Robert GURNEY, Lound.

On the 6th August, at his residence, Southtown, Great Yarmouth, after a long illness, Mr William GEORGE, aged 67.

On the 8th August, at Lowestoft, aged 74, John Clarke CRUCIFIX, Esq.

On the 8th August, at Wrentham, in the 25th year of his age, Robert, second son of Mr C. SMITH, Wrentham.

On the 9th August, at 70, Greenwich-road, Dalston, aged 16, Henry Richard, eldest son of Mr Charles COOK, of that place, and grandson of Mr Richard EARL, of Bungay.

On the 11th August, at Halesworth, aged 66, Ann, wife of Mr William GARROD.

On the 14th August, at Beccles, aged 6 years, Charles, son of Charles TURNER, tailor, Beccles.

On the 16th August, at Beccles, aged 79 years, Mary Ann, widow of the late Mr William LOCKWOOD, bricklayer.

On the 16th August, at Beccles, aged 11 months, George, son of John GOFFIN, waterman.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 18 August 1868 Page 1, column 1

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OLD CHEMICAL AND DISPENSING ESTABLISHMENT, Market Place, Beccles. STEEL & Son Supply in any quantity, SCHWEPPE's Soda, Potash, Seltzer and Lithia Waters, and Lemonade; also GALLs' and other Makers; Vichy Waters, etc; Best Ginger Beer, prepared by STEEL & Son, far preferable to any usually sold; Genuine Seidlitz Powders, Granulated ditto; Soda, Lemonade and Ginger Beer Powders, and Sherbert. STEEL's Ginger Beer Powder, 4 Pence per Packet, makes Two Gallons, is a First-Rate Article.

All Chemicals and Drugs of the Best Quality. Genuine Patent Medicines. Cattle Medicines of every description, prepared by STEEL & son, And Other Makers.- Lists On Application. Agents For The New Glycerine Sheep Dip.

A well-selected Stock of Fancy Goods usually kept by Chemists, including Windsor, Honey, Glycerine, and other Soaps; Toilet Bottles and Perfumery in great variety; Hair, Nail, and Tooth Brushes, of every pattern, made especially to order, of the best quality. Attention is also invited to their large and well-selected Stock of Genuine Foreign Cigars & Tobaccos, Meerschaum Pipes, Tubes, etc.

STEEL & Son, Practical And Operating Dentists. (Consultations Free). Teeth supplied, from a Single Tooth to a Complete Set, quality and fit guaranteed

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 18 August 1868 Page 5, column 4

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EPITOME OF NORFOLK NEWS ....Balloon Ascent.----At the request of many gentlemen of the city of Norwich, Mr SIMMONS, the aeronaut, who made a pleasant, though short aerial voyage from the Green Hill Gardens a week ago, ascended from the Market-place in his balloon on Thursday afternoon. When it became known that Mr SIMMONS intended to make a second ascent, the Market-place was soon crowded with people, hundreds of whom waited patiently all day while the balloon was being inflated. When everything was got ready for a start, Mr SIMMONS, to indulge the curiosity of scores of people, allowed them to make excursions to the height of a few hundred feet, at a reasonable fare. About six o'clock, when the Market-place was densely crowded with spectators, Mr SIMMONS released the balloon and proceeded upon his uncertain voyage, accompanied by Mr MARIS, fruiterer. The ascent from the Market-place, according to the account of both Mr SIMMONS and Mr MARIS, was magnificent. In two minutes the balloon attained an altitude of 10,000 feet. Mr MARRIS [sic], who conducted himself, says Mr SIMMONS, like an old voyager, was delighted with the immense bird's-eye view spread out before him. About a minute after the balloon shot from the earth, the aeronauts had a bird's-eye view of the whole county of Norfolk, whose configuration they could see as distinctly as though they were gazing upon the map. Mr SIMMONS pointed out to his astonished passenger the various towns and villages dotted over the country, viz., Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Wangford, Halesworth, Eye, Framlingham, Saxmundham, Aylsham, in fact every place of importance from Lynn Deeps to Harwich. During the journey, which was in the direction of Cromer, the voyagers distinctly heard confused noises proceeding from below, amongst which they could distinguish the barking of dogs, and lowing of cattle, the shouting of men, and the constant hum of threshing machines. These sounds soon gave place to that of the surge of the ocean, and Mr SIMMONS informed his companion that if the voyage was to continue two minutes longer the descent would have to be made into the sea. Accordingly he at once descended towards mother earth, but when within a few yards of the ground he found that the balloon was drifting towards a plantation of oaks. Seeing that if an attempt were not instantaneously made to land, both himself and companion would be taken over the sea, Mr SIMMONS ordered Mr MARIS to leap out, which he did without a moment's hesitation simultaneously with Mr SIMMONS. Lightened of its passengers, the balloon reascended with great rapidity, and sailed towards the sea, in which it was shortly after observed to fall by some Sherringham fishermen, at the distance of 2 1/2 miles from land. Nothing was left for Mr SIMMONS and his companion but to return to Norwich, which they did the same night, but not one tithe so quick as they left it, the journey from Norwich to Bressingham, where they alighted, occupying only fifteen minutes. Bressingham is a small village eight miles beyond Aylsham, and five miles south-west of Cromer. Nothing has been heard of the balloon since it was seen to fall into the sea at Sherringham. It is suggested that in the event of the balloon not being recovered, some tangible token of sympathy should be given to Mr SIMMONS for his great loss.

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 25 August 1868 Page 5, column 5

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MARRIAGES

On the 13th August, at the Parish Church, Lowestoft, by the Rev J.C. WALKER, Mr Thomas George CLEMENTS, to Miss Harriet NEAVE, both of Lowestoft.

On the 19th August, at Wymondham, in the county of Norfolk, by the Rev Canon DRAKE, M.A., rector of Sedgebrook and chaplain in ordinary to the Queen, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, Frederick Henry GOODING, Esq., of Halesworth, in this county, to Emma, youngest daughter of the late James HOWES, Esq., of Wymondham Park, Norfolk.

At St Mary's Church, Bungay, by the Rev R. MATHEWS, Robert, eldest son of Mr AIREY, to Charlotte Jemima, eldest daughter of the late Manning ARCHER, all of Bungay.

DEATHS

On the 14th August, at Pulham St Mary Magdalen, Josiah WALLER, Esq., in his 83rd year.

On the 19th August, at Beccles, aged 81 years, Abraham CLARKE, much lamented.

On the 19th August, at Bungay, Fanny Ann Eliza, the infant daughter of Mr Robert BROOM, of Bungay, draper.

On Friday, the 21st August, at Beccles, Jonathan SHORE, farmer, late of Gresham, Norfolk, aged 81.

At Gosford, New South Wales, aged five years and six months, John Thomas LONG, the beloved grandson of Thomas and Sarah LONG of Kirby Cane Green, Norfolk.

On the 28th July, at the residence of his son, Camberwell, Surrey, Mr George UTTING, formerly of Newton Flotman, Norfolk, and late of St Andrew's Ilketshall, Suffolk, aged 59.

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