Transcriptions of East Suffolk Gazette and Beccles and Bungay Weekly News March 1869

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 2 March 1869 Page 5, column 5

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MARRIAGES

BAKER --- GROSS. On the 21st February, at St Nicholas' church, Yarmouth, by the Rev J.W. COLVIN, Mr Isaac BAKER to Lavinia GROSS, both of Yarmouth.

BAXTER --- KINDRED. On the 16th February, at Framlingham Church, by the Rev W. BAILIE, Mr Samuel BAXTER, to Miss Harriet KINDRED, both of Framlingham.

DANHAM --- YOUNGS. On the 22nd February, at St Nicholas' church, Yarmouth, by the Rev J.W. COLVIN, Mr Robert DANHAM to Georgiana YOUNGS, both of Yarmouth.

HOWARD --- TOOKE. On the 27th February, at Beccles Church, by the Rev J.T JOHNSTON, rector, Robert HOWARD, Lowestoft, smith, and Mary Anne TOOKE, Beccles, youngest daughter of Mr Robert TOOKE, postman, Beccles.

RUSHMERE --- BATTERBURY. On the 18th February, at the Baptist Chapel, Lowestoft, by the Rev W. PEPPERCORN, LLB., Geo. [sic] RUSHMERE, to Fanny BATTERBURY, both of Pakefield.

WOMBWELL --- CRESEY. On the 22nd February, at St Nicholas' church, Yarmouth, by the Rev J.W. COLVIN, Mr George WOMBWELL, nephew of the late Mr George WOMBWELL, wild beast proprietor, to Elizabeth Adelle, only daughter of Mr Thomas CRESEY, St Neot's, Hunts.

DEATHS

ADAIR --- On the 24th February, at his seat, Flixton Hall, Suffolk, Sir Robert Shafto ADAIR, Bart., in his 84th year.

CHANDLER --- On the 20th February, at Beccles, much respected, Mr John CHANDLER, late of Ringsfield, aged 80.

COOKE --- On the 20th February, at his residence, Heigham, the Rev Bell COOKE, vicar of St Paul, Norwich, aged 74.

DRAKE --- On the 20th February, at his residence, All Saints' Green, Charles DRAKE, aged 63.

EBBAGE --- On the 23rd February, at Halesworth, Ellen Katherine, infant daughter of William and Fanny Sophia EBBAGE, aged four months.

FOLEY --- On the 21st February, at Wangford, Emma Horatia, widow of Henry FOLEY, Esq., M.D.

HAWARD --- ON the 20th February, at Bramfield, near Halesworth, in her 80th year, and the 57th of her married life, Sophia, the beloved wife of Robert HAWARD.

JACOBS --- On the 27th February, at Beccles, Emma, daughter of Samuel JACOBS, labourer, aged five years.

LEMAN --- On the 24th February, at Brampton Hall, the Rev Robert Orgill LEMAN, aged 70 years.

METHOLD --- On the 21st February, at Wighton, of apoplexy, Louisa Winn, the beloved wife of the Rev John William METHOLD, vicar of that parish, in her 66th year.

AMISS --- On the 18th February, at Yarmouth, Mr George H. AMISS, aged 31 years.

BLYTH --- On the 22nd February, at Yarmouth, Louise E.S., daughter of Mr Thomas BLYTH, aged 2 years.

KINNEAR --- On the 21st February, at Yarmouth, Charles KINNEAR, M.D., Deputy-Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets.

LILLY --- On the 19th February, at Yarmouth, Miss Elizabeth LILLY, aged 48 years.

MONEY --- On the 22nd February, at Yarmouth, Ann, widow of Mr William MONEY, aged 67 years.

METHOLD --- On the 21st February, at Wighton Vicarage, of apoplexy, in her 66th year, Louisa Winn, the beloved wife of the Rev John William METHOLD.

ROBERTS --- On the 23rd February, at Yarmouth, Mr James ROBERTS, aged 41 years.

WILLGRESS --- On the 21st February, at Yarmouth, Mr Robert WILLGRESS, aged 71 years.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 2 March 1869 Page 5, column 3

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EPITOME OF SUFFOLK NEWS ......Explosion Of Oil In A Drain. --- At a special meeting of the Sudbury Town Council held on Friday the subject of granting licenses under the new Petroleum Act was considered, and Councillors WESTON and ANDERTON were appointed to act, to grant or refuse applications for licenses. The power of testing the several oils is by the Act mentioned vested in the Inspector of Weights and Measures, who in this town is Mr SACH, superintendent of the borough police force. A testing apparatus, considered sufficiently near to resemble the vessel prescribed by the Act, had been made by Mr TWINN, ironmonger, of North Street and Station Road, and on Tuesday afternoon, Messrs WESTON and ANDERTON, with Mr SACH, commenced their necessary round of inquiry before granting any license. Samples were obtained from the different applicants, and all were taken to the police station. There one of the samples was put into cold water, and a light was applied as a preliminary test. Immediately there was an explosion with a great uprising of flame, which could not be extinguished. The vessel above mentioned for testing purposes and many other things were blown into the yard, the vessel was injured, and for a time as may be supposed all parties concerned were much alarmed; particularly as the oil kept burning until it was all consumed. This sample was obtained from the shop of Mr Charles WRIGHT, ironmonger, of the Market Hill, and knowing that Mr WRIGHT had a quantity of the material still upon the premises, Mr WESTON and Mr SACH went to him and he consented to have it destroyed. Policeman SCOTT was left in charge to remove it to the clay pit on the Lavenham Road, and there deposit it. There was about 31/2 gallons of the oil, which was set fire to at the pit, and destroyed. While Mr WESTON and Mr SACH were at Mr WRIGHT's, they were informed that an explosion had taken place near the police station. They immediately went and discovered there was truth in the report. At the police station the covers of the drain-traps in the kitchen were forced up, and the water spread about the kitchen; the drain-traps and the closet-pans here and also at Mrs CLARK's and Mr Wm. [sic] HARDING's and the adjoining house were also blown up. It appeared that Mr C. SIMPSON, having 21/2 gallons of the benzine or benzoline at his warehouse and hearing what had before occurred at the station, incautiously poured the oil down the drain, and without any light being placed near it, it exploded, causing great alarm. Mr GREEN, builder, was sent for to repair the damage and examine the drain. He took up several bricks, and a light being brought, another explosion took place, with a report like the sound of a gun, and Mr GREEN was severely singed about his face and head. The flooring was forced up. One of his assistants was also slightly injured. These facts sufficiently show the dangerous character of such products as benzine, petroleum, etc.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 2 March 1869 Page 5, column 4

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EPITOME OF NORFOLK NEWS ......Fire.---On Thursday night, the 18th March, a number of persons living at Hay's-lane Terrace, Fakenham, were alarmed by loud shrieks proceeding from the house of William ADCOCK, postilion at the Crown Inn. Mr Robert BROWN, who has for some years lodged with ADCOCK, had gone to bed, and at midnight, when all in the house had retired to rest except ADCOCK's wife, who is a laundress and was busy with her work, she was alarmed by the shrieks of her little boy, who slept with BROWN. She immediately rushed upstairs into the old man's bed-room [sic], when she saw the bed curtains in flames, and the old man sitting up in bed with alighted candle in his hand, smoking his pipe, and perfectly unconcerned, while the little boy was sitting by his side screaming 'Fire, fire," and the room rapidly filling with smoke. ADCOCK and two of his older boys, who were soon aroused from their sleep, rushed into the room in their night-clothes, and helped by a number of neighbours who were soon with them, succeeded by desperate efforts in putting out the fire, but not until all the top of the bedstead, the curtains, and some of the bedding had been destroyed. Meanwhile the wretched cause of this frightful disaster sat almost unconscious and apparently helpless until ADCOCK absolutely forced him out bed, the fire having divested him of a portion of his clothing. Had not the child who slept with BROWN become aware of his danger and given the alarm the two lives would have been in a few minutes sacrificed, and the whole household might possibly have been destroyed. The smoke nearly suffocated those engaged in putting out the flames, and ADCOCK had one of his hands injured. His loss must also be heavy, as besides the damage already noticed the paper was partly burnt off the walls, the whole room was injured by the smoke, and the furniture etc, seriously damaged by fire and water.

Accident On The Railway.---An inquest was held before the Coroner (E.S. BIGNOLD, Esq.), at the Hospital, Norwich, on Thursday afternoon, on the body of Cornelius BRIGHAM, who came by his death under the following circumstances : - On Saturday last the deceased was the guard of a goods train running between Norwich and Peterborough. On arrival of the train at Wymondham, the engine, at the signal from the deceased, was backed by the driver into a siding in order to couple some more trucks on. While the train was in motion, deceased was seen by Henry HUNT, foreman porter, and a number of persons who were on the platform, to make a spring on to the buffers; he put his hands upon one, but his hand slipped and he went headfirst between them. Two of the wheels went over his right leg and nearly crushed it off. Deceased crawled from under the tracks, his leg trailing behind him, and called for a chair. A soldier who witnessed the accident having been supplied with some tape and a sheet bound the wound up and stopped the bleeding, immediately after which a surgeon arrived and by his direction the unfortunate man was conveyed to the Norwich Hospital. On arrival there, a consultation was held among the medial men, and the leg amputated under chloroform, but the deceased never rallied from the effects of the shock and became delirious. He remained in that state until Wednesday morning about six o'clock when he died. He was a teetotaller, and had been so for six years. No fault attaches to the engine-driver, who was carrying out the deceased's orders. The jury pageed a verdict "That the deceased died from injuries inflicted by a railway carriage, and that they were inflicted by his own seeking." The Coroner expressed his surprise that no one was present to represent the Great Eastern Railway Company and watch the case on its behalf. In other cases in which he had been concerned and in which the company was interested, some one had always been present on its behalf.

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 9 March 1869 Page 5, column 5

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MARRIAGES

BLAKE --- ADAMS. On the 1st March, at St Nicholas' Church, Yarmouth, by the Rev F.C CLUTTERBUCK, Mr Frederick BLAKE, to Rebecca ADAMS.

MUSK --- WOOLNOUGH. On the 4th March, at St Lawrence Ilketshall church, by the Rev H.F. WHISTLER, of St John's Ilketshall, Robert, only son of the late Mr Robert MUSK, of Attleborough, to Elizabeth, third daughter of Mr WOOLNOUGH, of the "Royal Oak," St Lawrence, near Bungay.

PURLAND --- CURTIS. On the 6th March, at the parish church, Beccles, by the Rev J.T. JOHNSTON, rector, Arthur PURLAND, tanner, to Mary Ann CURTIS, both of Beccles.

RICHES --- WELLS. On the 3rd March, at St Nicholas' Church, Yarmouth, by the Rev F.C. CLUTTERBUCK, Mr Reuben RICHES, to Jane WELLS.

DEATHS

BARBER --- On the 25th February, at Yarmouth, Mary Ann, wife of Mr John BARBER, aged 57 years.

BURGESS --- On the 26th February, at Yarmouth, Mr Joseph BURGESS, aged 21 years, deeply regretted.

CROFT --- 26th February, at Wangford, Mr Zachariah CROFT, formerly of Halesworth, in the 94th year of his age.

DAWSON --- At Burnstall, Torquay, Caroline Kate DAWSON, the only surviving daughter of the Rev Henry DAWSON, of Hopton rectory, Suffolk.

EDWARDS --- On the 5th March, at Beccles, after a long and painful illness, Mary Ann, the beloved wife of Mr John H. EDWARDS, aged 42 years.

ESLING --- On the 12th January, in the city of Utica, North America, Mr William Archer ESLING, (late of Bunton, in the county of Norfolk,) and brother to Mrs GIBSON, of Willingham Hall, in this county, aged 72 years. His strict integrity and high moral worth, endeared him to his family and all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.

JEX --- On the 4th March, very suddenly, Mr William JEX, of Toft Monks, and formerly of Hopton, in the 64th year of his age.

MONEY --- On the 23rd February, at Yarmouth, Mr C. Thos. [sic] MONEY, aged 69 years.

PECK --- 26th February, at Chediston, after a short but painful affliction, Mr W. PECK, for many years sexton of the parish church, aged 69 years.

POYNTZ --- On the 25th February, at Yarmouth, Mr Samuel POYNTZ, aged 70 years.

PULFORD --- On the 2nd March, at Beccles, aged one year and five months, William Alfred, son of William Alfred Pulford, brickmaker.

SNELL --- On the 22nd February, at Yarmouth, Miss Mary SNELL, aged 52 years.

TILLS --- On the 5th March, at Beccles, John TILLS, aged 79 years.

TEWSLEY --- On the 24th February, at Yarmouth, Anne, wife of Mr Geo. [sic] TEWSLEY, aged 50 years.

WRIGHT --- On the 24th February, at Yarmouth, Mr Samuel WRIGHT, aged 68 years.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 9 March 1869 Page 5, column 3

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EPITOME OF NORFOLK NEWS ....Ingenious Invention.---A very ingenious "bottling rack" has been invented by Mr George POPE, gasfitter, St Giles, Norwich. The rack supplies itself with corks, and this must necessarily result in a very great saving of manual labour to those engaged in ginger beer or lemonade manufacture. We commend it to their inspection.

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 16 March 1869 Page 5, column 5

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MARRIAGES

FENN --- STANFORD. On the 11th March, at St John's Church, Lowestoft, by the Rev H. BEAUMONT, Edgar,son of J. FENN, Esq., J.P., Great Yarmouth, to Ellen Mary, youngest daughter of Mr John STANFORD of Lowestoft.

WELHAM --- ROYAL. On the 7th March, at St Nicholas' Church, Yarmouth, by the Rev F.C. CLUTTERBUCK, Mr James WELHAM to Charlotte ROYAL, both of Yarmouth.

DEATHS

BOILEAU --- On the 9th March, at Torquay, in his 75th year, Sir John Peter BOILEAU, Bart., of Ketteringham Hall, in this county.

CHAPLIN --- On the 12th March, at Beccles, Sarah, widow of the late Mr Edward CHAPLIN, farmer, aged 72 years.

FRANKLAND --- On the 14th March, at Beccles, Mr Robert FRANKLAND, harness maker, aged 40 years.

GOFFIN --- On the 12th March, at Beccles, Mr James GOFFIN, carpenter, aged 52 years.

HARVEY --- On the 12th March, at Beccles, James, infant son of Mr William HARVEY, maltster.

LETTIS --- On the 5th March, at Crown Road, Mary Crow, widow of Mr Thomas LETTIS, fish merchant, aged 57 years.

PLOWMAN --- On the 10th March, at Whim Cottage, Gorleston, Thomas PLOWMAN, Esq., aged 74 years.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 16 March 1869 Page 5, column 4

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EPITOME OF NORFOLK NEWS ......Coaching Extraordinary.---A feat of somewhat novel character was performed on Sunday last, by Mrs WHALL, of four-in-hand celebrity. A party of emigrants hailing from the neighbourhood of Catfield, being desirous of reaching Norwich in time to catch the first morning train to take them en route for Liverpool, Mrs WHALL volunteered to drive them, and a little before 11 p.m. on Sunday, that redoubtable female made her appearance in Catfield Street, perched on the box of her stage coach, exchanging salutations with the throng of persons attracted by the novelty of the event, and their desire to wish the intending voyageurs [sic] "God speed." The leave-taking having been got over, and the last adieu spoken, coachee gathered up the reins, and with her accustomed nonchalance was soon, despite the darkness of the night, speeding on her way towards Norwich, where she arrived a little before 2 a.m. on Monday morning, having accomplished the distance without the slightest accident. This feat, apart from its novelty, is rendered the more noteworthy from the fact of the "whip" being between 50 and 60 years of age.

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 23 March 1869 Page 5, column 5

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MARRIAGES

CROW --- BARNES. On the 18th March,at St Nicholas' Church, by the Rev J.W. COLVIN, Mr W.CROW, of Burgh Castle, to Harriet, second daughter of Mr Frederick BARNES, of Great Yarmouth.

SMART --- HARMAR. On the 14th March, at St Nicholas' Church, by the Rev J.W. COLVIN, Mr John W. SMART, to Emma HARMAR, both of Yarmouth.

WRIGHT --- EASTICK. On the 14th March, at St Nicholas' Church, by the Rev J.W. COLVIN, Mr W.D. WRIGHT, to Sarah A. EASTICK, both of Yarmouth.

DEATHS

BARBER --- On the 12th March, at Gillingham, Mr John BARBER, carpenter, aged 61 years.

CHASE --- On the 18th March, at Bungay, deeply lamented by his family and friends, Mr Charles CHASE, butcher, aged 42 years.

NEWSON --- On the 21st March, at Beccles, Harry, infant son of Mr Henry NEWSON, veterinary surgeon.

OXBOROUGH --- On the 19th March, at Beccles, Charles OXBOROUGH, bricklayer, in the 85th year of his age.

THOMPSON --- After a few days' illness, Mr Hammond THOMPSON, of Earsham, greatly respected by a very large circle of relatives and friends.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 23 March 1869 Page 5, column 4

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EPITOME OF SUFFOLK NEWS ......Assault Arising Out Of The Late Election.---At Framlingham County Court on Tuesday, Mr J. WYTHE, auctioneer, sued Mr J. ABBOTT, clerk to Mr PAGE, for 2 Pounds for an assault. The appearance of these venerable gentlemen in Court - one being seventy-nine, and the other eighty-one - created a good deal of amusement. Mr MOSELEY, for the plaintiff, described him as a true blue, and defendant as a true radical. The morning after the election, some blue porter had been drunk, and the plaintiff was at Mr ABBOTT's place of business. Some one had thrown an egg upon the front of Mr WYTHE's house, and speaking to defendant, he said it was done by some of his blackguard party. Defendant resented this, and eventually Mr WYTHE found himself amongst the flour sacks, through a right-hander from the defendant. Mr ABBOTT gave a more personal application to Mr WYTHE's remark, stating that the latter said the egg was thrown either by defendant or by some of his blackguard party. Defendant created a good deal of amusement by saying that he was now ready to have it out with the plaintiff, if the latter was so disposed. His Honor said it was ridiculous to see a couple of old gentlemen coming to that Court with so trumpery an affair, and gave judgment for the plaintiff for 1 Shilling damages.

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 30 March 1869 Page 5, column 5

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BIRTHS

SHARPIN --- On the 6th February, at Sholapore, Bombay, the wife of the Rev W.G. SHARPIN, B.A., chaplain, of a daughter - Mary Lorina.

MARRIAGES

BENNS --- JULENS. On the 26th March, at Beccles, by the Rev J.T. JOHNSTON, rector, Charles Garrard BENNS, coach trimmer, of Fakenham, to Eliza JULENS, of Beccles.

HARRIS --- SHORPHIN. On the 23rd March, at the Parish Church, Yarmouth, by the Rev A.P. HOLME, Mr John HARRIS to Hannah SHORPHIN.

WATTS --- READ. On the 21st March, at the Parish Church, Yarmouth, by the Rev F.E. HOPWOOD, Mr Henry WATTS to Elizabeth READ.

DEATHS

CUTTS --- On the 26th March, at Benacre, after a long affliction, Amy, relict of the late Mr F. CUTTS of the above place, aged 61 years.

JOHNSON --- On the 20th March, at Yarmouth, Elizabeth, widow of Mr William JOHNSON, aged 88 years.

PORTER --- On the 23rd March, at Yarmouth, Edward PORTER, aged 67.

RINGWOOD --- On the 20th March, at Yarmouth, Mr Samuel RINGWOOD, aged 79 years.

SHAW --- On the 26th March, suddenly, at Hatherop Rectory, the Rev C.H. SHAW, rector, formerly curate of this parish.

SMITH --- On the 26th March, at his residence "The Elms," Earsham, near Bungay, Mr Richard SMITH, aged 67 years.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 30 March 1869 Page 8, column 1

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