Transcriptions of Beccles and Bungay Weekly News

 

September 1865 Beccles & Bungay Weekly News : assorted extracts

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Janelle Penney --- 2000, 2001

Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 5 September 1865 Page 4, column 5

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MARRIAGES

On the 29th August, at St John's Sepulchre, Norwich, by the Rev W. MOORE, Mr Charles CLOWES, of Bracondale, son of the late --- CLOWES, Esq., Stalham, to Emma Matthews, daughter of Thomas Wm. READ, Esq., of Trowse.

On the 29th August, at St James's Church, Piccadilly, London, George Joseph BECKETT of Hales, to Ellen Ruth, second daughter of the late Fredk. [sic] Wm. LAMB, merchant, of Stubbs Green, Loddon.

DEATHS

At Great Namaqua Land, South Africa, Joseph ARNOLD, youngest son of the late Mr Edward ARNOLD, of Beccles. [No date given].

On the 22nd August, at Penge, Surrey, in his 65th year, Mr Wm. WHITE, formerly of Loddon.

On the 26th August, at Spexhall, Mr Charles PAGE, aged 105 [sic] years.

On the 2nd September, after along affliction, Mr Wm. SMITH, blacksmith, Ditchingham.

On the 2nd September, at Bungay, after along affliction, the widow of the late Mr LOCK, of Bramfield.

Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 12 September 1865 Page 4, column 5

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MARRIAGES

On the 31st August, at Clifton, by the Right Rev, Bishop ANDERSON, assisted by the Rev Charles SCOTT, rector of Shadingfield, Suffolk, uncle of the bride, James Basden ORR, Esq., 1 Holyrood-place, Glasgow, son of the late Hugh ORR, Esq., Surgeon H.M.'s 89th Regiment, to Catherine Fanny, eldest daughter of the late Edmund SHARPE, Esq., Lieutenant Bengal Artillery.

On the 5th September, at Raveningham, by the Rev F. GOODWIN, Charles Sutton, only son of Mr C.A. LEWIN, of Heckingham, to Miss Maria NEWSON, niece of Mr George SHARDALOW, of the former place.

DEATHS

On the 22nd August, at Penge, Surrey, in the 65th year of his age, Mr William WHITE, formerly of Loddon, Norfolk.

On the 25th August, much respected, aged 75 years, Mr D. SMITH, of Bramfield, Suffolk, leaving a widow and eight children to lament their loss.

On the 6th September, after a painful affliction, aged 14 years, Emily Rebecca, sixth daughter of the late Mr Robert MORE, grocer, Bungay.

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In addition to the above: -

Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 12 September 1865 Page 4, column 2

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BECCLES PETTY SESSIONS

Friday---Before J.F. VINCENT, Esq., (chairman), the Rev R.C. DENNY, the Mayor, and Dr CROWFOOT. Aggravated Assault.---John REYNOLDS, waterman, of Beccles, was charged with assaulting Harriet SEYMOUR, wife of William SEYMOUR, hawker, on the 2nd September. Mr KENT appeared for the defendant. William SEYMOUR, deposed: I am a licensed hawker, and at present reside at Beccles. On Saturday last I and my wife went to Lowestoft. We returned to Beccles about half past eleven the same night. I took my horse to the Cross Keys to put it up while my wife went to the "Pickerel," where we lodge. After I had put up my horse at the Cross Keys, I also went to the "Pickerel." When I got into the house I saw REYNOLDS and his wife there. He asked me how I was, and I said "quite well, I thank you." He then asked me why I did not pay the old man, meaning the landlord of the house. I asked him what business that was of his. My wife came in the room just then, and Reynolds got up from the chair on which he was sitting as if to rush at her, and she slapped him in the face. He then rushed at her, and knocked her down and jumped on her body. Some persons then came and took him away. My wife was not able to get upstairs alone afterwards. I helped her get up, and a woman named BIRD assisted her into bed, which she was unable to leave until Tuesday afternoon, on account of the injuries she received. Cross-examined by Mr KENT: I always use my wife well. She is my lawful wife. I struck her about a fortnight ago, and gave her a black eye. The bruises on her legs and arms were caused by REYNOLDS. I will swear that the bruises on my wife's limbs were not shown to persons a fortnight ago by her. I did not throw my wife out of the cart coming from Lowestoft, nor did she fall out. My wife arrived at the "Pickerel" before I did. Mr CLARKE the landlord of the "Pickerel" has been witness to several rows between my wife and me. We have been staying at the "Pickerel" some time and have paid our rent. Mr CLARKE has wished us to leave his house, for what reason I do not know. I have not asked the defendant to compromise the case. Both myself and my wife were quite sober at the time of the occurrence.The surgeon who came to see my wife did not tell her that there was nothing the matter with her but drunkenness. Sarah BIRD said: I am a licensed hawker, and live at present at the "Pickerel." I was not present at the time of the alleged assault. I assisted to put Mrs SEYMOUR to bed on Saturday night, and was present when the surgeon came to see her on Sunday morning. The woman's body was very much bruised about the legs and arms.She was in great pain whilst I was in the room. I could not say when the bruises were made. Harriet SEYMOUR deposed: I am the wife of William SEYMOUR, licensed hawker. On Saturday the 2nd August, I went to Lowestoft with my husband; we did not return until very late at night. My husband went to the Cross Keys to put up his horse, and I went to the "Pickerel," stopping at a grocer's shop to buy some things on the way. I went into the parlour and feeling very faint, asked Mrs CLARKE, the landlady for a glass of water. I afterwards went to the kitchen; REYNOLDS, his wife, and my husband were there. I heard REYNOLDS say to my husband, "Why don't you pay the old man?" I asked him how he dared to insult my husband. He rose from the seat as if to strike me, but his wife put her arm between us, and I struck him on the face. He then rushed at me, and caught me by the hair of my head, and threw me down, falling on top of me. He was taken off, but ran at me again and jumped on my body. I was picked up by my husband, and whilst he was supporting me, defendant rushed at me again and tore my dress off. The garment now produced is the one I had on at the time; I was afterwards taken upstairs and assisted to bed. A surgeon came and saw me in the morning; I have suffered very much since the occurrence. I had a beating from my husband three weeks ago, but that had nothing to do with the pain from which I suffered. REYNOLD's wife came to see me on Sunday evening, and asked me to make it up, but I told her I must leave it to my husband. Cross-examined by Mr KENT; I never had to apply to a magistrate for protection from my husband. My husband and I have had hundreds of rows since we have been together. The bruises on my limbs were caused by defendant. I had a number of bruises on my legs and arms about three weeks ago. I did not fall out of the cart coming back from Lowestoft, neither did my husband throw me out. I never told anyone that the bruises were caused by my husband. If my husband struck me, I would strike him. We had some drink at Lowestoft. I will swear that when the doctor came to see me he did not say that there was nothing the matter with me but my drunkenness. Edward MAYHEW said: I am in the employ of Mr HADINGHAM, miller, of Beccles. On Saturday night last I was in the "Pickerel" with REYNOLDS. SEYMOUR came in whilst we were there. REYNOLDS passed some remark on SEYMOUR who told him to mind his own business. Mrs SEYMOUR came into the room just then; she rushed at the defendant and seized him by the hair, and they both fell down on the floor, REYNOLDS on top. I picked him up, and complainant and her husband went away almost directly. REYNOLDS did not strike Mrs SEYMOUR at all and I did not see him tear her dress; I will swear to this. I have often seen complainant and her husband quarrelling at the "Pickerel," and on those occasions blows have been exchanged; and I have also frequently heard her complain to Mrs CLARKE of injuries caused by her husband's cruelty towards her. By the Bench: I did not see anything in Mrs SEYMOUR's hand when she ran at the defendant. Robert CLARKE said: I am landlord of the "Pickerel." I have been summoned to attend here as a witness, and I would have been here before but was not able to come, I have not been told to stay away. REYNOLDS was at my house on Saturday last. SEYMOUR came in while he was there, and his wife came in shortly after him. I did not hear REYNOLDS say anything to the SEYMOURs. I told complainant in the passage that it was time to go to bed. Her husband was then sitting on a form in the kitchen. Mrs SEYMOUR passed me to go into the kitchen. I did not hear any noise in the kitchen after complainant passed me. I have often heard scuffling between complainant and her husband. I did not hear anyone speak about Mrs SEYMOUR falling out of a cart. SEYMOUR sent a message to REYNOLDS asking him to come to the "Pickerel" on Thursday, but he would not come. I went with the SEYMOURs to REYNOLDS this morning, and he said he would not compromise the case unless SEYMOUR paid all of his expenses. By the Bench: I was not in the room at the time of the row, and I know nothing about it. After consulting for some time, the Bench addressed the defendant, saying had it not been for the trivial assault the woman had made on him by hitting him in the face, they would have fined him 20 Pounds, or in default, a long period of imprisonment; as it was, they made the small fine of 1 Pound, and 10 shillings and 6 Pence costs, or in default 14 days in Ipswich gaol. The money was paid.

Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 19 September 1865 Page 4, column 6

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MARRIAGES

On the 13th September, at Loddon Church, Mr Thomas LUCAS, of Stratford, London, to Charlotte Eliza TODD, of Loddon.

On the 14th September, at Bungay, by the Rev A. H. BRERETON, B.A., Vicar of Mendham, assisted by the Rev W.J. GARROULD, curate of Halesworth and cousin of the bridegroom, Mr George Wm. BEAUMONT, of Brompton Road, London, second son of Mr John BEAUMONT, of Stratford Hall, Mendham, to Henrietta, only surviving daughter of Mr Thos. [sic] OWLES, of Trinity Street and Laurel Lodge, Bungay.

DEATHS

On the 8th September, after along affliction, Mr Timothy LEMAN, grocer and draper, Norton Subcourse, aged 30.

On the 13th September, at Loddon, in her 70th year, Mrs M.A. MONEY, a faithful and devoted servant to the Honourable Mrs Armine WODEHOUSE for nearly 44 years.

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Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 19 September 1865 Page 4, column 1

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Builder's [sic] Strike The dissatisfaction at the present rate of wages which has been manifested at Yarmouth and other neighbouring places has now shewn [sic] itself here. We understand that delegates from the amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners have been sowing the seeds of discontent among our artisans, and the result has been that on Monday, the 11th September, a paper without a signature or date was shown to Mr PELLS, Mr WOODROFFE, and Mr BLUNDERFIELD, calling upon them to advance the rate of wages from 18 Shillings to 20 Shillings per week, and to reduce the hours of labour to 4 o'clock on Saturdays instead of 5 o'clock as heretofore. No reply to this demand having been given by the masters, in consequence of the paper being, as already stated, neither signed nor dated, on Friday morning the same builders received each a copy of the following: - Sir,--Not having a satisfactory answer to our notice, we hereby ane and all agree not to work in your employment after Saturday the 16th September. J. GOFFIN E. HINDES F. CHAPLIN J. SPATCHETT J. LOCKWOOD J. PRIME J. GOFFIN G. BLOCK J. BARBER J. CLARKE S. LARKE F. LARKE W. WOOLNOUGH H. THROWER G. GRAY On Saturday evening the master builders named above offered the men the advance of two shillings per week after the 23rd September, provided they work the same hours as heretofore. On Monday morning they resumed their employment.

Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 26 September 1865 Page 4, column 5

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MARRIAGE

On the 19th September, at the Baptist Chapel, Walsham-le-Willows, Henry Buxton, son of the late Rev G.S. CRISP, of Lowestoft, to Hannah Hollick, daughter of the late Rev G.D. SPRATT, of Fressingfield.

DEATHS

Lately, at 3 Wellington Esplanade, Lowestoft, F.J. BASSET, Esq., M.R.C.S., and Consulting Surgeon, late of Finsbury Square, London, and of Brixton, Surrey.

On the 18th September, at Hadleigh, of consumption, in her 24th year, Sarah Ann, the beloved and eldest daughter of Joshua and Mary Ann LONG, late of Beccles.

On the 8th September, at Norton, Timothy LEMAN, son of the late Barnabus LEMAN, of Carlton near Lowestoft, aged 30 years.

On the 22nd September, at Beccles, in her 12th year, Lydia Maria, daughter of Mr Charles HADINGHAM, miller.

On the 25th September, at Toft Monks, in the 18th year of his age, Stephen FARROW, son of Mr Edmund FARROW, farmer.

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Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 26 September 1865 Page 4, column 4

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EPITOME OF SUFFOLK NEWS ...Last week a young man named Edward Dixon BOYCE, who was on a visit to his aunt at Newmarket, was taken slightly ill, and although medical aid was promptly sought, his case quickly assumed the worst symptoms of hydrophobia, which continued to increase in intensity until Tuesday night, when, notwithstanding the skill of Messrs FYSON and GAMBLE, he died one of the most distressing deaths imaginable. It appears that in the month of March last, while giving some physic to his dog, which was ill - rabid no doubt- he was bitten by it, but so slight was the wound that but little notice was taken of it, and deceased felt no particular effects thereof until he was seized with hydrophobia, as stated above.

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