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

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

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MARRIAGES

On the 28th April, at Thursley, the Rev Francis Harcourt GOOCH, son of the Rev William GOOCH, rector of Benacre, Suffolk, to Catherine, only child of the late Richard PAINE, Esq., of Dye House, in the county of Surrey.

On the 29th April, at the Independent Chapel, Bungay, by the Rev C.S. CAREY, Henry, youngest son of Mr R. COOKE, of Stalham, to Emily Crisp, eldest daughter of Mr D. WALKER, of Bungay.

DEATHS

On the 11th April, at Wandsworth, Herbert MONTAGU, Esq., aged 40, sixth son of the late E.P. MONTAGU, Esq., of Beccles.

On the 21st April, at the Rectory, Blickling, the Rev John CUSTANCE, rector of Blickling and Erpingham, aged 80.

On the 28th April, at Lowestoft, aged 56, Mr James SNOOD, landlord of the Fox and Hounds Inn.

On the 28th April, at the Vicarage, Steyning, Sussex, aged 66, Fanny, the beloved wife of the Rev Thomas MEDLAND, and third daughter of the late Robt. [sic] CRABTREE, Esq., of Halesworth.

On the 1st May, at Kennington, Surrey, Henry STARLAND, aged 40, second son of John STARLAND, painter, Beccles.

On the 2nd May, at Albany Road, Camberwell, Jane Eleanor ROGERS, fifth daughter of the late Mr Isaac ROGERS, of Ardleigh Hall, Essex.

On the 3rd May, at Beccles, in her 65th year, Mrs Mary ASHFORD, widow of the late Mr Wm.[sic] ASHFORD, farmer, Whaley Lodge, Essex.

On the 4th May, after along illness, James BOYDEN, gentleman, of Beccles, aged 77 years.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 5 May 1868 Page 5, column 1

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BECCLES ....Religious Tract Society.---The annual meeting of the Beccles Branch of this society was held in the Corn Hall on Wednesday evening. The chair was taken at half-past seven by the Rev John FLOWER. There was not a large attendance. A hymn having been sung, the chairman read a portion of scripture, after which the Rev Henry STACEY engaged in prayer. - The Chairman regretted they had not the attendance of representatives of the different religious denominations in the town on the platform, as they had in the body of the hall. But their absence was owing to the meeting being held on a Wednesday evening, which was in some respects an inconvenient evening. He then called upon Mr GARRARD to give them some information of the operations of the society in this town during the past year. Mr GARRARD stated that about 3,000 tracts had been circulated in the town and adjacent villages, and he had good reason for believing that, by means of them, a great amount of good had been done. With regard to the finances, they were rather encouraging. Though in the course of the year they had lost three subscribers they had six new ones. The receipts were 8 Pounds 13 Shillings and 7 Pence, and there had been paid away 7 Pounds 3 Shillings and 3 Pence, leaving a balance 1 Pound 10 Shillings and 4 Pence. - The chairman and the Rev Henry STACEY next briefly addressed the meeting. The Rev Edmund CRISP, the deputation from the Parent Society, spoke for a considerable time of the work of the Society at home and abroad. He read extracts from the Society's last report showing the extent to which its publications are distributed in the hospitals, workhouses and prisons throughout the kingdom, and the gratitude expressed by prisoners for the privilege thus afforded them of reading good books during their confinement. He also described the way in which the Society's tracts and other publications were distributed at the Paris Exhibition last year, and he briefly referred to its operations in India. The income of the Parent Society for the Past year was 113, 467 Pounds. The total expenditure 112,323 Pounds. Free grants have been made amounting to 13, 467 Pounds. The number of publications issued from the Depository during the year is 40,991,763, besides issues from branches in foreign countries. The Honorary Secretaries of the Society are the Rev Canon CHAMPNEYS, M.A., and the Rev R. VAUGHAN, D.D. At the close of the meeting, a collection was made in aid of the Society's funds.

.....Poor Rate.----At A Vestry meeting held on Thursday, at which the Rector presided, a rate was made of eight-pence in the pound for the relief of the poor, for the ensuing quarter.

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 12 May 1868 Page 5, column 5

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DEATHS

On the 29th April, in his 35th year, Mr William DAY, draper, late of Great Ellingham.

On the 1st May, at Harleston, in her 89th year, Mary, relict of the late Mr James FISHER, of Redenhall.

On the 4th May, at his residence, Yoxford, Joseph O. COTTINGHAM, Esq., aged 72, greatly regretted.

On the 5th May, at Beccles, William SOANS, labourer, aged 22 years.

On the 7th May, at Beccles, Ellen Mary, infant daughter of James and Caroline LOCKWOOD, bricklayer.

On the 7th May, at Beccles, George, son of George WEST, labourer, aged 5 years.

On Saturday last, the 9th May, at the house of his master, aged 75, Samuel BAULDRY, a faithful servant of Mr James COLMAN, of Henstead.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 12 May 1868 Page 8, column 3

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 19 May 1868 Page 5, column 5

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BIRTH

On the 11th May, at Bungay Staithe, the wife of Mr George WEBBER, Inland Revenue-office, of a son.

MARRIAGES

On Saturday week, at St John's Church, Paddington, Edmund Knowles LACON, Esq., eldest son of Sir Edmund LACON, Bart., to Miss Henrietta Julia HARVEY, eldest daughter of R.J.H. HARVEY, Esq., M.P., and Lady Henrietta HARVEY.

On the 12th May, at the parish church, Beccles by the Rev J.J. S BIRD, William BALLS, labourer, to Christina STANNARD, both of Beccles.

DEATHS

On the 12th May, at Southwold, Mr Henry GARROD, formerly landlord of the Crown Hotel, in that place, aged 82.

On the 12th May, at Southwold, in his 71st year, Mr Robert ROGERS, late harbour pilot, of that town.

On the 12th May, at Bungay, aged 4 years, Emily Jane BROWN, the youngest daughter of Mr William and Sarah BROWN, beloved by all her knew her.

On the 16th May, at Beccles, Jemima, wife of Wm. [sic] CARTER, shoemaker, aged 55 years.

On the 16th May, at Tuddenham, Robert, the second son of the late Robert CHASTON, of Beccles, aged 34.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 19 May 1868 Page 5, column 5

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EPITOME OF SUFFOLK NEWS ....Lucifer Matches Again!----On Tuesday evening last, shortly after seven o'clock, a fire was discovered proceeding from a stable on the premises of James PAGE, a carter residing in Benton Street, Hadleigh, and there is no doubt that it was occasioned by the now so frequent use of lucifer matches by children. There is a thoroughfare past the stable, and shortly before the fire broke out some children were seen to run from that direction, and two lucifer matches were found near the burning building. Fortunately no extensive damage was done, but PAGE had some difficulty in getting his horse from the stable without injury, and much of the harness was destroyed. The property, we understand, is uninsured, and it is fortunate, from the close proximity of other old buildings and cottages, that the fire was quickly discovered.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 19 May 1868 Page 8, column 2

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FAMILY BOOT AND SHOE WAREHOUSE, Ditchingham, Bungay. Samuel TIBNAM Begs respectfully to call attention of Ladies and Gentlemen to his class of Boots, in which Neatness and Quality, Style and Fit are especially studied. A variety always in Stock, and orders to measure personally and punctually attended to. Price List on application. Repairs of every description neatly and strongly executed.

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 26 May 1868 Page 5, column 5

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DEATHS

On the 20th May, at Beccles, aged 80 years, Sarah, widow of the late Richard GRICE, labourer, St Andrew's Ilketshall.

On the 21st May, at Beccles, Charles, third son of the late Mr Robert JOHNSON, farmer, Boyton.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 26 May 1868 Page 5, column 3

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EPITOME OF SUFFOLK NEWS ....Burning A Ghost In Effigy.----At about nine on Saturday night several hundreds of persons assembled at Ashfield-green in Wickhambrook, to witness the burning in effigy of a ghost which had been caught on the proceeding Monday night by a butcher. On the 23rd December last the wife of Edward SMITH died suddenly, and since that time it has been rumoured that the deceased woman has many times revisited her last abode, and her son, with his wife and child, who had since her death lived with his father, left their abode about a fortnight ago, in order to evade the nightly visits of the sprite, and no amount of reasoning could dissipate the fear that some supernatural agency was at work against them. Many of their neighbours have also been much frightened by the apparition, and have been afraid to leave their dwellings after dark, but on Monday, the 11th May, between 11 and 12 at night, Mr James PRYKE, a butcher, had the temerity to give it chase, and the ghost, on finding its pursuer gaining ground vanished behind a hedge at the entrance to the occupation of Mr J.H. PRYKE. On overtaking it, and finding it a neighbour's wife, Mr PRYKE quietly retreated. The inhabitants being disgusted at the conduct of the woman prepared an effigy which they carried on a pole for about three hours, and then consigned it to a bonfire, of 30 or 40 faggots, prepared on a field in the occupation of Mr R. GOODWIN, opposite Mr J. PRYKE's mill.