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3 Mar - 31 Mar 1868

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

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On the 2nd March,at St Cuthbert's Lodge, Lincoln, the wife of William WATKINS, of son.


On the 20th February, at St John's Church, South Lowestoft, by the Rev M. JACKSON, James, the only son of Mr John HUNTING, of Cove Hithe, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr Thomas SMITH, chief engineer at Messrs LUCAS Brothers' Works, Lowestoft.

On the 22nd February, at the parish church, Lowestoft, by the Rev J.C WALKER, Mr Charles George ELLISTON, to Susannah GOLDSMITH, both of Lowestoft.


On the 19th February, at Bournemouth, deeply and deservedly lamented, aged 32 years, Amelia Harriet, the wife of Henry SMITH, Esq., of Ellingham Hall, near Bungay, and daughter of Colonel G.T. GREENE, C.B., of Kirby Cane.

On the 22nd February, at Clopton's Asylum, in her 68th year, Mary, relict of Mr John CRACK, and third daughter of the late Mr Joseph FROST, of Harleston, Suffolk.

On the 24th February, at Beccles, aged 51 years, Charlotte, wife of Thomas PRESS, bricklayer.

On the 28th February, at Beccles, aged 11 years, Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late John William STRATFORD, carpenter.

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 10 March 1868 Page 5, column 5

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On the 29th February, at the Parish Church, Lowestoft, by the Rev J.C. WALKER, Mr Frederick Wilton FOULGER, to Anna Maria ANGUISH, both of Lowestoft.

On the 2nd March, at the Independent Chapel, Halesworth, Mr Robert FARRINGTON, of Norwich, coachmaker, to Sarah, youngest daughter of Mr Joseph BISHOP, of Wissett, farmer.


On the 27th February, at his residence, 28 Eastbourne Terrace, Sussex Gardens, Benjamin CLARK, Esq., late of Great Yarmouth, in his 70th year.

On the 1st March, at Lowestoft, Somerville Hay UPCHER, the beloved son of Arthur and Isabella UPCHER, aged 17.

On the 1st March, after a short illness, Mr Thomas FREEMAN, for many years fish salesman at Yarmouth.

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 17 March 1868 Page 5, column 5

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On the 10th March, at the Parish Church, Lowestoft, by the Rev J.C. WALKER, Mr George KERSEY, to Elizabeth COLE, both of Lowestoft.

On the 6th March, at Rougham Church, by the Rev M.A. SHAW, Mr F.J. MELTON, to Elizabeth ELLINGHAM, third daughter of the late Mr ELLINGHAM, of Clare.


On the 1st March, at Wenhaston, Horace Herbert, youngest son of Mr Alban BURGESS, farmer, aged 5 months.

On the 1st March, at 14, New Terrace, Glasgow, Alexander STRATHERN, Esq., Sheriff-substitute for the county of Lanark, aged 52, brother of Mr F. B. STRATHERN, of Halesworth.

On the 1st March, at Laxfield, aged 45 years, Esther, wife of Mr SEARL, youngest daughter of the late Mr John EASY, formerly of Dunwich, in this county.

On the 1st March, at Lowestoft, aged 17, Somerville Hay, the beloved son of Arthur and Isabella UPCHER.

On the 2nd March, at Southwold, Frederick, fourth son of Mr F.W. DENNY, draper, aged 14.

On the 7th March, aged 88 years, Mr John READ, of Southwold.

On the 7th March, very suddenly, at Lowestoft, Mr Samuel THAINE aged 57 years.

On the 12th March, at Beccles, James Joseph, son of James BEALES, bill poster, aged 13 years.

On the 14th March, at the residence of her brother (Mr BRUNDELL, of Gillingham, Norfolk), Hannah Mapes, widow of the late Mr Benjamin KENT, of Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, aged 70 years.

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 24 March 1868 Page 5, column 5

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On the 2nd March, at Halesworth, Mr R. FARRINGTON, coachmaker, of Norwich, to Sarah, youngest daughter of Mr Joseph BISHOP, farmer, Wissett.

On the 12th March, at St Peter's Mancroft, in this city, by the Rev C.TURNER, M.A., Mr John Plowman WARD, of Great Yarmouth, to Charlotte, daughter of Mr J. BUTCHER, timber merchant, Bracondale.

On the 16th March, at Sapiston, by the Rev A. WHITE, Mr F. R. CRICK, jeweller, of Bishop's Stortford, and only son of Mr T. CRICK, of Sturmer, Essex, to Emma, eldest daughter of Mr E. AUSTIN, More-street, Diss, in Norland.

On the 17th March, at the parish church, Great Yarmouth, by the Rev F. HOPWOOD, Mr T. ELLIS, farmer, Burgh St Peter, to Mrs Susannah NORTON, South-quay, Yarmouth.

On the 17th March, at St John's Church, Oxford Square, Hyde Park, John BAKER, Esq., of Lansdowe Place, Hove, Brighton, to Louisa, widow of the late Robert WHITE, Esq., of Holly Hill Lodge, Ditchingham, and daughter of the late Thomas BURTON, Esq., of Great Yarmouth.

On the 21st March, at Beccles Church, by the Rev J. T. JOHNSTON, rector, William Edward HARVEY, draper, of Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, to Harriet MILLS, of Beccles, youngest daughter of the late Mr Richard MILLS, malster [sic], Beccles.


On the 15th March, at Southwold, in the 3rd year of his age, William, youngest son of Jonathan Robert and Elizabeth GOODING.

On the 18th March, in the 25th year of his age, Frederic Walter, the beloved son of Isaac Gower SPELMAN, of Shimpling Hall, in this county.

On the 29th February, at Cairo, Frederic SAYER, Esq., formerly of H.M.'s Royal Welsh Fusiliers, youngest son Robert SAYER, Esq., late of Sibton Park, Suffolk, aged 36.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 24 March 1868 Page 4, columns 3 & 4

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OVERSEERS OF THE POOR For many years past the public business of the parish of Beccles has been conducted so quietly that we much question whether some people are aware that there are any duties of importance devolving upon the various officers. >From time to time notices are affixed to doors of the church and of the chapels announcing that certain meetings in vestry will be held for certain purposes; but with the exception of the parish officers themselves and only one or two others who take (very properly) an interest in such matters, the public affairs of the parish are entirely unheeded by the rest of the parishioners. In the matter of the making of the Poor Rate, which closely affects All who pay the impost, very frequently the only persons assembled together for this important purpose are so few as only just to make the meeting legal. The appointment of officers, the expenditure of the public money, and the various matters affecting equally all the rate-payers, are passed by with apathy and indifference. These matters are treated as unimportant and as mere forms of routine; whereas in truth they are of the utmost consequence to the interests of the community at large, and their proper administration highly necessary to the well-being of the parish. Notwithstanding the notice of the meetings we have already mentioned, and still further notice by advertisement in this paper and by the tolling of the church bell at the appointed hour, the parishioners allow the meetings to pass over, without recognising them, or appearing as if they concerned others than the parish officers, who, without fee or remuneration, and one would think even thanks, devote much time and labour for the benefit of their fellow-parishioners. In another column of this impression there appears an advertisement stating that the annual Meeting in Vestry will be held for the purpose of nominating Guardians and Overseers of the poor for this Parish, on Thursday next. The present officers are Mr PELLS, Mr H. READ, Mr R. A. KING, and Mr HORSLEY, in connection with the Churchwardens, who are Overseers by virtue of their office. The first named of these gentlemen has held the office 13 years, and some of the others about 11. All four of them are, without question, men of intelligence, integrity, and position, and from their practical knowledge especially adapted for the duties which have devolved upon them. It may be that the recurrence of the appointment for so many years of four such overseers, in whose judgement and faithfulness everyone in the parish has or ought to have the highest confidence, has led somewhat to the apathy we have endeavoured to point out; because the natural inference would be that affairs of the parish are attended to by them equally as well as if the parishioners themselves interfered....... .....These observations bear with greater force upon the presen time, because we understand all the overseers have announced their intention of resigning the office..... .......No doubt there are many persons amongst us well qualified for the office; but it will take a long time for them to acquire the practical knowledge possessed by those who for so many years have discharged the duties of overseers. We therefore feel it our duty to urge that there may be a large meeting at the Church on Thursday, and that All - professionals, tradesmen, and those who are not engaged in business matters - will make some sacrifice of time and personal comfort, and aid in the appointment of persons suited for taking the places of the retiring officers. For the information of our readers, we may, perhaps, just mention that in addition to the churchwardens the parish must nominate "four, three, or two other Substantial householders." There must not be more than four nor less than two. Every substantial householder, with the exception of "Peers, members of Parliament, clergymen (including Roman Catholic clergy and dissenting ministers, who may serve by deputy), barristers and attorneys, physicians, surgeons and apothecaries, and commissioners and officers of excise, is compellable to serve." The term Substantial is necessarily relative, depending in each case, upon the condition in life of the inhabitants of the parish. A woman can be appointed, and will be compellable to serve. If the inhabitants desire it, and he whom they choose consent, one who is a rate-payer, but is not a house-holder, can be chosen; but he cannot be compelled to serve, as a householder can. (See "The Parish." by Toulmin SMITH, of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister-at-law.)

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 31 March 1868 Page 5, column 5

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On the 17th March, at Great Yarmouth, Mr T. ELLIS, farmer, of Burgh St Peter, to Mrs Susanna NORTON, of Yarmouth.

On the 24th March, at Earsham Church, by the Venerable Archdeacon W.A. BOUVERIE, rector of Denton, Mr Thomas SIMMONDS, of Aldershott, eldest son of the late Mr Thomas SIMMONDS, of Rock House, Farnham, to Annie Emilie, second daughter of Mr Charles HAWARD, Earsham White House, near Bungay.

On the 24th March, at St Peter's Church, Ipswich, by the Rev A.H. SYNGE, George, eldest son of Mr Charles MANBY, of Lowestoft, to Caroline Agatha, eldest daughter of Mr Henry SINGLETON, College Street, Ipswich.


On the 20th March, at Haddiscoe, Mr J. FLAXMAN, aged 79.

On the 21st March, suddenly, at his residence, Broad-street, Bungay, aged 58, Mr Henry CULLINGFORD, coal merchant.

On the 21st March, in his 79th year, Thomas GREENE, B.D., rector of Fulmodestone cum Croxton, Honorary Canon of Norwich Cathedral, and Rural Dean of the Deanery of Burnham.

On the 23rd March, Mrs Mary Ann BOSWELL, late of Great Yarmouth, aged 65.

On the 23rd March, at the residence of his son-in-law, Chapel Field Road, Norwich, Mr James WIGG, of Norton Hall, near Loddon, aged 77.

On the 25th March, in her 85th year, Mrs Mary LEATHERDALE, of Harleston.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 31 March 1868 Page 5, column 2

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HALESWORTH County Court. March 24.---Before J. WORLLEDGE, Esq., Judge. Henry SPINDLER and David WESTHORP [sic] v. Henry WALKER and George SPINDLER. Mr READ appeared for the plaintiffs, and stated that his clients claimed 1 Pound 4 Shillings each, balance of shares for salvage services. Plaintiffs assisted in getting a schooner off the ground and into harbour. After the work was performed, the defendants, who had to divide the money - 70 Pounds - refused to pay plaintiffs the same amount that they paid to the other men. His Honour expressed a doubt whether it was not a matter for admiralty jurisdiction. Mr READ said his Honour was not asked to adjudicate as to the value of the salvage service, but to give judgment for balance of shares of salvage money. Henry SPINDLER, plaintiff : I am a fisherman, at Thorpe. On Sunday 22nd December last, I was on the shore at Sizewell. I saw the schooner Portland on shore. The defendants and Mr Joshua CHARD were there. The defendants got on board the schooner, and made the agreement about getting her off. My brother (defendant George SPINDLER) told me the agreement they had made with the agent for the vessel and the master to get her afloat and into a place of safety was 70 Pounds. I helped to get a boat and carry the anchor and chains out to sea, and with the help of three or four others I laid out the chain. The defendants were on board the schooner whilst I and the boat's crew were carrying the anchor out. I got aboard the ship and helped at the windlass to heave her off. When the tide rose she came off. I helped to navigate her to Aldeburgh quay. In reply to his Honour, the defendants admitted having received 70 Pounds. Plaintiff continued ; No agreement was made as to how much I should have altogether. It was agreed that those who navigated the vessel from Sizewell to Aldeburgh should have 10 Shillings extra. I understood there were 17 to share the 70 Pounds amongst. Only about a third of those who assisted were seamen. Others were landsmen. I have received 3 Pounds. The defendants told me there was nothing more for me, and that I might help myself. Defendant WALKER is a labourer and not a seaman. His Honour : I see WALKER has a pair of blue trousers on and that he is "got up" like a seaman today. (Laughter). Plaintiff David WESTHORPE [sic] said : I am a fisherman at Thorpe. I saw the schooner on shore. I assisted in getting her off. I went in the boat with plaintiff to lay the anchor out. I went and offered my services, and no one objected to me until after the work was done. I know the plaintiff was engaged. The defendant WALKER asked me to get into the boat and help carry the anchor out. I have received 10 Shillings. I have asked WALKER for some more money, but he said there was no more coming to me. George SPINDLER was not there when the ship was got afloat. Joshua CHARD, fisherman and beachman : I went on board the schooner. I saw plaintiff and WESTHORPE [sic] on board assisting in getting the vessel off while I was there. They assisted in rigging a stage to get the ballast out. I do not claim anything. I think the two plaintiffs were the two best men there. The custom of the coast is, if a man goes on board a vessel in distress and makes a bargain for so much for salving her, all who are really necessary to assist have an equal share with the man making the agreement, and those who navigate the ship to a port of safety have a proportionate share extra according to the distance they have to go. Ten Shillings extra is a fair allowance in this case. When we have performed the services we take the money, pay all reasonable expenses and port charges, then call a meeting of the slalvors and share the money amongst them according to their degree - an able seaman has a full share, an ordinary seaman a three-quarter share, and a landman half a share. His Honour : What is the difference between an able seaman and an ordinary seaman ? Witness : Just as much difference as there is between a judge and a lawyer. (Loud laughter). An able seaman is supposed to be able to navigate a vessel from place to place along the coast. I call both the plaintiffs able seamen. I also consider the defendant George SPINDLER an able seaman. Mr READ said this was the plaintiffs' case. Henry WALKER (one of the defendants) : I and George SPINDLER made this agreement (produced) with Mr Newson GARRETT to get the schooner Portland off shore. We first carried the anchor and warp ashore to secure the vessel until the tide turned. As soon as I made the agreement with Mr GARRETT, I wrote the list of names out (produced), who were to assist. All on the list (with the exception of William DANCE ) were present within an hour of the vessel's striking. The agreement was signed about 11 o'clock at night on the 21st December. Henry SPINDLER did not come till two on Sunday afternoon. He was on the beach, but did not render any assistance. Neither Henry SPINDLER nor David WESTHORPE [sic] assisted in rigging the stage for the ballast. Henry SPINDLER got into the boat without my orders. His brother said he employed him, so I gave him 50 Shillings for working the vessel off and 10 Shillings for going round to Aldeburgh. I have disposed of the whole 70 Pounds. (Paper put in with items of payment.) The expenses amounted to 8 Pounds, which left 62 Pounds to divide. That sum was divided into 15½ shares .Henry SPINDLER and WESTHORPE [sic] were not present when the division was made. I made out the list of names as the men were set to work. I swear I did not employ either of the plaintiffs. Cross examined : We did nothing until Sunday morning, when we began to heave the ballast. Geo. SPINDLER : I set Henry SPINDLER to work about eleven o'clock on Sunday morning. I told him he could come to work and help. We had the ballast out then. He assisted to heave the vessel off,and went to Aldeburgh in her. I did not set WESTHORPE [sic] to work. I did not see him do anything . I went aboard at eight o'clock on Saturday night and remained until five o'clock on Sunday afternoon, when I went home, got some victuals, and returned to the vessel again at eight o'clock. Neither of the plaintiffs assisted in rigging the stage to get the ballast out. His Honour said he should take time to ascertain if he had any jurisdiction, and if he found he had he would give judgment at the next court.