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

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

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MARRIAGES

On the 28th September, at St Pancras Church, Euston-road, London, Mr Thomas ALDIS, sen., currier and leather cutter, Harleston, to Maria, only sister of Mr Robert LAWN, 1, George-street, Euston-road, N.W.

On the 28th September, at the Parish Church, Lowestoft, by the Rev J.C. WALKER, Mr Thomas Allen JONES, to Hannah Maria NORMAN, both of Lowestoft.

On the 1st October, at Huntingfield Church, by the Rev W. HOLLAND, rector, assisted by the Rev P.S. GOOCH, Robert Newton Shawe GREEN of Ipswich, youngest son of the late Mr William GREEN, of Ipswich, and formerly of Ashfield, to Alice Catherine, youngest daughter of Mr Wm. [sic] CLUTTEN, of Huntingfield Hall.

DEATHS

On the 25th September, at Great Yarmouth, after a brief illness, to the inexpressible grief of her family, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Mr NASH, Frenze, near Scole, aged 54.

On Wednesday last [30 September], at his residence, Alexandra-terrace, Great Yarmouth, Mr Samuel IVES, aged 69, lamented by a large circle of friends.

On the 4th October, at Beccles, Frederick, infant son of Mr William EDWARDS, labourer.

On the 5th October, Sarah Elizabeth READ, infant child of John and Eliza READ, Worlingham.

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

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EPITOME OF NORFOLK NEWS ....Caution.---On Saturday a marriage was celebrated at Mundesley between Richard NEAL and Emma CLARK. The wedding feast was held at the house of the bride's father, in Mundesley, and during the evening, Joseph REYNOLDS, in company with other friends of the married couple, by way of a joke, and to salute the wedding party, placed a gun, which was charged with powder and leather wadding, to the keyhole of the door, fired the same, and the wadding seriously injured the bridegroom so that he has been obliged to keep his bed. We are glad to learn, however, that he is recovering. ........Sudden Death.---An inquest was held on Monday, at the Victoria public-house, Union-place, Norwich, on the body of an old man named John RISING, who had lodged there. The deceased, it seems, went to bed on Saturday night about eleven o'clock. Another man slept in the same bed, and three other persons in the same room. The man who slept with the deceased got up and left the house about seven o'clock the next morning, shortly after which it was discovered that RISING was dead. A post-mortem examination was made on Monday by Mr DRAKE and another medical man, when it was found that the deceased's heart was diseased, which was the cause of death. The jury pageed a verdict of "Died from disease of the heart."

Restoration Of Church Register And Brasses.---The Rector of Thuxton, through the kindness of friends, has been put in possession of the following valuable property belonging to the parish church which had been lost sight of for a long period of time, and which has now been recovered through the generous exertions of the Rev W. GRIGSON, G.A. CARTHEW, Esq., and R. FITCH, Esq., (Sheriff [sic] of Norwich): - An ancient parish register of births, marriages and deaths, commencing A.D. 1538, and three ancient brasses belonging to monumental slabs in the church. The inscriptions are as follows: -one in old English characters: -

Here lyeth the bodye of John FUTTER lat [sic] of Thuxston [sic] Gentellman who deperted this present world the xiii Day of Jenuarye A'.1572 and wase buryed the xviii day of ye same month whose soule god for his Mercye send a ioyfull [sic] Reserreccyon Amen.

Two, in later English, are evidently intended to record in rhyme the virtues of the deceased: -

Mary SEFFOWLE bvryed in this place Second wife to Gregory PAGRAVE was Of her he have children too sones only The eldest named Robt ye other Gregory Hir sovle Christ toke to his endless mercy The xith of Jvne, M.D. eight and seventy.

This bodie bvryed in this grave Was third wife of Gregory PAGRAVE Katherin PIGEON was her first name Rich in faythe and honest fame Whos vertves & works breifly to declare Many poore folks did fele what they were This life she ended the fiftenth [sic] Jvly. The yere of grace M.D. six and nyenty Hir sovle rest in ioy by God's fre [sic] mercy.

The Venerable the Archdeacon of Norfolk, at the late visitation of the parish church, expressed his great satisfaction at the recovery of these valuable relics.

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

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HAIL STORM IN NORFOLK A thunder and hail storm of extreme violence passed over the northern part of Norfolk on Sunday last. Dr SUMPTER, writing from Cley-next-the Sea, says: - One of the most, if not the most terrific hail-storm that ever happened, passed over this locality on Sunday morning. There is scarcely a window facing the south-west, where the storm came, but is literally smashed. I have scarcely a whole pane of glass in the front of my house, and my conservatory is demolished "in toto," the grapes being cut from their stalk, and the stalks from the tree. Great damage is done to fruit trees, and the vegetables and flowers are destroyed, out-door melons, marrows, and cucumbers being cut from their stalks as cleanly as if the gardener's knife had been at work with ruthless energy. In the turnip fields all the turnip tops are entirely stripped of their leaves and the very hedges and trees wear quite a wintery [sic] look, the petiole and midrib of every leaf being denuded of its covering. The large window of our church, the architectural beauty of which has been so much admired, was demolished in a moment, an eye witness inside the church telling me that the broken glass, mingled with hailstones, came in like a white cloud. The hail storm was accompanied by a rushing wind, the awful violence of which was grand in the extreme. The rectory windows were shattered and Cley Hall has not escaped the general ruin. The Wesleyan Chapel adjoining my house is rendered unfit for public worship, sacks are obliged to be nailed across the sashes to keep the wind and weather out. The hail stones were of the most extraordinary size - one (not an agglomeration of many) measured three inches in circumference - most of the hailstones being the size of marbles. My man servant barrowed three loads of stones out of my back yard and kitchen. I am thankful to say no lives were lost, though several severe cuts from falling glass have come under my notice. Several partridges were killed, and I have no doubt much damage to the smaller feathered creation has been done......

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 13 October 1868 Page 5, column 6

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MARRIAGES

On the 3rd October, at St George's, Hanover square, by the Rev Ker GREY, A.L. BIRCH, Esq., son of the late Rev G. Royds BIRCH, to Fanny, daughter of T.W. READ, Esq., Trowse, Norwich.

On the 6th October, at Beccles Church, by the Rev J.J.S. BIRD, curate, Benjamin BARRELL, miller, to Matilda Armanda [sic] MILLS, fourth daughter of the late Richard MILLS, malster [sic], Beccles.

On the 7th October, at Langley, by the Rev H. A. BARRETT, M.A., rector of Chedgrave, John Cossey, second son of the late Mr William BRANCH, of Sizeland, near Norwich, to Jane SPENCE, only child of the late Mr Samuel OLDRIN, of Rumburgh.

On the 10th October, at the Registrar's Office, Loddon, Mr James TODD, to Miss Ellen CHAPMAN, both of Ditchingham.

On the 12th October, at Beccles Church, by the Rev J.J.S. BIRD, curate, George CRAWLEY, telegraph workman, to Mary Ann CORNVILL, both of Beccles.

DEATHS

On the 30th September, at Southwold, Mr John KING, sailmaker, aged 81.

On the 1st October, at Great Yarmouth, greatly respected, Sarah, relict of the late Mr James CROCKETT, ironfounder, etc. The deceased, who retained her faculties and usual health till within a short time before her death, had reached the advanced age of 99, and was therefore in her 100th year.

On the 2nd October, at Halesworth, Ann, the widow of the late Mr Samuel EASTAUGH, of Bramfield, aged 68 years.

On the 4th October, Matilda Cossey, youngest daughter of Mrs COLLINS, of Ditchingham, aged 19 years.

On the 9th October, at Beccles, aged 80 years, Deborah, widow of the late Mr Robert PAGE, glover.

On the 10th October, aged 74 years, Mr Isaac SAMPSON, of Bungay, between 50 and 60 years at Mr CHILD's.

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 20 October 1868 Page 5, column 5

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MARRIAGES

On the 8th October, at St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft, by the Rev J.C. WALKER, Charles ROSE to Eliza TYRRELL both of Lowestoft.

On the 13th October, at the Parish Church, Lowestoft, by the Rev J.C. WALKER, George Mayhew SHILLINGS to Mary Ann Elizabeth AYERS, both of Lowestoft.

DEATHS

On the 13th October, at Brenchley, Kent, in the 87th year of her age, Harriet, last surviving daughter of the late Benjamin COSTERTON, Esq., Great Yarmouth.

On the 14th October, at Southwold, aged 66, Mary, relict of Mr John LOWSEY, Trinity Pilot.

On the 16th October, at Beccles, Suckling HUNT, aged 49 years.

On the 18th October, at Beccles, Frances, widow of the late John LINDER, labourer, aged 79 years.

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East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 20 October 1868 Page 5, column 3

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EPITOME OF SUFFOLK NEWS ....Longevity.---A few days ago, Mr John LARGENT, of Wickham Market, who is upwards of 102 years old, walked from that place to Maresford to attend the funeral of an old steward, and walked back to Wickham Market, a total distance of four miles. ....Suicide.---On Saturday, an inquest was held at the Lion Inn, Hadleigh, before G.A. PARTRIDGE, Esq., coroner, touching the death of Robert BRADBROOK, who committed suicide on the day previous under the following circumstances: - It appears the deceased, who was 82 years of age, was, at the time of his death, a recipient of Dr PYKENHAM's charity in this town, and up to the time of his wife's death, resided with her in one of the almshouses in George Street. The deceased had for some years been in an imbecile state, and on the death of his wife he was allowed by the Trustees of the Charity to reside with his daughter at Red Hill instead of in the almshouses as heretofore, in order that she might have more direct charge over him. On Friday morning, during the temporary absence of the daughter, deceased was seen to enter a hovel adjoining the cottage by an old man named KISTRICK, who is 81 years of age, and what afterwards occurred is better told in his own words, which are as follows: - " I seed Master BRADBROOK go into the 'hobble,' and I thought there was summat up wi' he, as he shut the door behind he, and I went as fast as I could to the 'hobble,' and when I got there I seed he setting down loike with a rope around his neck; I couldn't lift he up, as I be'ant strong enough, and I couldn't reach to untie the rope, and I couldn't cut it cos I hadn't got a knife, and so I went and got assistance, and his daughter com'd and he was cut down, and we sent for the doctor." The feelings and actions of this aged, deaf, and infirm old man, on seeing the position of his neighbour, may readily be imagined from his description. T.B. ATKINS, Esq., surgeon, was promptly in attendance, but life was quite extinct on his arrival. The jury, after hearing evidence to the above effect, and aided by their personal knowledge of the deceased, immediately pageed a verdict "That he committed suicide being at the time in an unsound state of mind."

East Suffolk Gazette And Beccles And Bungay Weekly News 27 October 1868 Page 5, column 5

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MARRIAGE

On the 25th October, at Beccles Church, by the Rev J.J.S. BIRD, curate, John REYNOLDS, labourer, St Cross, to Hannah WRIGHT, of Beccles.

DEATHS

On the 12th October, aged 22, Lancelot, youngest son of Lancelot DASHWOOD, Esq., surgeon, late of Norwich.

On the 21st October, in consequence of a fall from his house, Charles EVANS, Esq., Barrister-at-law, and Chancellor of the Diocese of Norwich, in the 71st year of his age.

On the 22nd October, at Beccles, Sarah, wife of James KING, bricklayer, aged 79.

On the 24th October, at Ditchingham, very suddenly, Mr W. TYRRELL, much respected by a large circle of relatives and friends.

On Sunday the 25th October, at Beccles, in the 23rd year of his age, of consumption, after along illness, Thomas Henry HICKMAN, surgeon, eldest son of the late Rev Charles HICKMAN, Independent minister in this town.