Gleanings from the Nottingham & Newark Journal
The following morsels have been taken from Cresswells Nottingham & Newark Journal 1772 - 1775
Nottingham Feb. 8.1772
Saturday afternoon a fall of snow and sleight began here, which greatly increased towards evening, with an extreme cold N. E. wind. The market people hastened into the country, and happy were they who reached their respective dwellings by day-light, for a severer storm can scarcely be remembered, and great were the apprehensions of people here for the safety of those exposed to the inclemency of it. - Three persons unfortunately perished that night in or near the forest of Sherwood. The first we had an account of was from Calverton: Mrs Anne Webster, in company with a neighbour, set out from our market about five o'clock, and though she with great difficulty made her horse face the wind, yet she travelled within a mile of her home; then her companion left her, and sent out two neighbours with lights from Calverton, to conduct her safe into the village (her husband, who is a wheelwright, being then absent) but unfortunately they went a wrong road, and could not find her. The next morning the unhappy woman was discovered starved to death, with the horses bridle in her hand. And on Monday the melancholy news was brought here, that Mr. Thomas Rhodes, Butler to W. Chaworth, of Annesley, Esq: in company with John Curtis of the same town, were starved to death, on their return from Mansfield on Saturday night. They were met, with the team of horses under the care of Mr. Rhodes, not far from Newstead Park, by a foot soldier in great distress, who begged their assistance, and Mr.Rhodes generously took off the first horse, mounted the soldier, and sent him to Mansfield, where he arrived safe, tho' at the cost of his generous assistant: for when the leading horse in the team was gone , the rest could not be made to draw; by which trouble and delay, Mr. Rhodes and his companion were so long exposed to the rigour of the weather, that they both perished nearly on one spot. where they were found dead the next day! The death of the former is much lamented, and the loss of the latter will be greatly felt by his widow and eight children.
We are just informed, that eight persons on their return from Ashburne market, in the storm last Saturday evening are missing, and 'tis feared, have lost their lives by the inclemency of the weather. A horse was found straying in the Moors near that town on Sunday, on which were a pair of saddle bags, containing linen, &c. with cash and bills to the amount of more than 150l. 'Tis supposed he belonged to a Rider who also perished on his journey the same fatal evening .
Monday last died suddenly. In a few minutes after dinner. Mrs. Catherine Porter, a maiden Lady of ample fortune, in the 69th year of her age, at her lodgings in the market-place. In this town: Her remains will be deposited at Oxton in this county.
Nottingham March 19th 1772
for the benefit of
The Widow Stephenson
and her Family
On Thursday in Easter Week, will be
Of Vocal and Instrumental
At the Assembly-room on the Low Pavement
Tickets to be had at the Printers and at
the Coffee-Rooms, at 2/6d each
The music Society, happy in being the Instruments of Relief, recommend this unfortunate
Woman of the Town, as a real Object of Distress. A brief Detail of her Situation may not be improper. The
beginning of last Year, she with her Husband and Children, removed from Nottingham, where they had resided
many Years in a decent and respectable Manner to Basford, to keep an Alehouse, in hopes thereby of providing
for their numerous Family. But this agreeable Prospect was soon changed, for in a few Months almost the whole
family was seized with various Disorders. The Husband languish'd under a most grievous Complaint for three Months and died. The poor Woman big with Child and violently afflicted with the Agus, soon after lay in and was confined two Months to her bed, during which Time the Child died and to add to her almost insupportable Misfortunes this poor Creature's Mother, who lived with her, was also attacked with a severe Fit of Sickness, of which she died in six Weeks. Such a series of Distressing Circumstances are too affecting to relate, 'tis not doubted but they will have their proper influence upon every compassionate Mind. There are eight Children, of whom five are incapable of earning any Thing, the oldest being onlt ten Years of Age and very infirm. They belong to St. Mary's Parish
Gainsborough, April 1st, 1772.
Mr. SUTTON, SURGEON,
Formerly of Thurlby-Hall, nearly
Continues to practice Inoculation, at Gainsborough in Lincolnshire and in Nottinghamshire;
Gentlemen's Families, or others residing at a distance, in any Part of Lincolnshire or Nottinghamshire,
may be inoculated for the Small Pox, at their own Houses, with or without previous Preperation.
Mr. SUTTON has inoculated Four Hundred and Thirty-Six Patients, in the Neighbourhood of Gainsborough
and Nottinghamshire, since May 1771, with Success.
The Terms are from Half a Guinea to Five Guineas.
March 21, 1772
Some Time since left in the Hands of T. Heane, of East Retford, a grey Mare,
by a Person who called himself John Jurvin, a Scotchman.
This is to give public Notice, that if the said John Jurvin or his Agent, do not
pay or cause to be paid, all Cost and Charges of keeping, in one Month from the
date hereof, she will be appraised, and sold to defray the Expences by me. THOMAS HEANE
Saturday April 4 1772
Whereas it is supposed some villainous Person
or Persons did wilfully set Fire to a Barn, belonging
to Samuel Kindes, in Mansfield Woodhouse
on the 17th of March last, which consum'd the same
together with a great Quantity of Corn therein, amounting
to 100 Quarters of Oats and Barley.
Whoever can give Information of the Person or Persons,
who set Fire to the said Barn, shall on Conviction,
receive 20l. Reward of Richard Eyre, of Mansfield
If two or more were concern'd, and one will impeach
the other, he shall receive the same Reward and Pardon,
N.B. Samuel Kindee, begs Leave to return his
sincere and humble Thanks for the charitable Contributions
he has already receiv'd towards the Loss he sufstain'd
by the said Fire, and hopes for the future Favours
of the Public on this melancholy Occasion.
Nottingham , May 19, 1775
Whereas Samuel Nix, Apprentice to Mr. John Rudkin, Bricklayer, in the New Buildings, absconded his Master's Service on Sunday the 14th Instant; he is of a fresh Complextion, thin Visage, brown flank Hair, about nineteen Years of Age. Had on a dark brown Coat, Mettal Buttons, Leather Breeches, new Hat and Shoes, and if in his Working Dress; a Drill Frock and blue Waistcoat. He is supposed to be gone to Horncastle. These are to discharge all Persons (as well Military as Civil) from harbouring or employing the said Apprentice, as they will be prosecuted as the Law directs; and whoever will secure and give Notice, or will bring the said Apprentice to me, shall be well paid, and all reasonable Charges.
NOTTINGHAM, MAY 20. 1775
Thursday morning was married at St. Peter's church in this town, Mrs Bland, Relic of the late William Bland of Kellam, Gent. to Mr. Otter, of Retford.
country news ( appearing in 30th May1772 edition)
Salisbury, May 25. Last Saturday sevennight as two Gentlemen were walking for an airing near Bristol, they observed a supposed Lady coming from a cow-house ; who, attempting to cross a stile, exposed a silver knee-buckle to a pair of breeches, under a blue silk petticoat, and linen jesuit. Some suspicion arising, they determined to strip her ; when, after taking off a high tete, they discovered the face of Mr. H----y, a shopkeeper of Shepton-Mallet. This was the second time of his appearing in that character in public.
Ipswich, May 22, The truth of the following act of generosity may be depended upon.
A Gentleman having been three or four years in possession of a considerable estate, under a devise in a will, and accidentally discovering that the will had been improperly attested, and that therby the estate descended to the heir at law, who lives in this town ; he came hither from a distant part, related the circumstance of the case, and surrendered the estate ; but the rents and profits which he also offered to account for, were with gratitude refused by the legal owner.
Northampton, May 18. On Saturday the 16th inst. As the Lady of Richard Farrer, Esq.; of Market Harborough in Leicestershire, was taking an airing in her chaise, the horses, by breaking of the shaft, took fright, and, after throwing the Postillion, overturned and shattered the chaise to pieces, by which accident Mrs. Farrer had her arm broke, and her head terribly cut and fractured, of which she died on Monday morning.
Extract of a Letter from Balldock, Hertfordshire, May 31. 1775
"Saturday May 20th, a Tanner of Hitchen Back-Street, returning late from his work, found his wife had gone to bed, but had forgot to lock the door. The husband blundering in, in the dark, just gave time to another, who had supplied his place, to get under the bed. The husband had put off his clothes, and was getting into bed, when his wife complained she was very ill, and should be glad of some anniseed water, but feared the public houses were all shut up, except the Sun inn, which was at the greatest distance.-- The honest man put on his clothes, and went to the Sun, where, putting his hand into his pocket for a shilling to pay for the water, the waiter returned it to him, telling him he could not change his guinea. The man, amazed to hear mention of a guinea, (as knowing he had but a few shillings) hastily put his hand again into his pocket, and pulled out nine more, with a ten pound bank note, and on further examination found he had got on a new pair of breeches and a fine watch.-- Comprehending the whole in an instant, he observed, with the coolness of a philosopher, that the affair was over before this, and what was done could not be undone; as his wife therefore, had been so industrious in putting him into so much ready money, he would have a bottle of wine first, and then carry her Anniseed Water. The Tanner had the breeches cried on Tuesday in the open market, but has not at present found an owner.
STOLEN, out of a Warehouse of Mr. PORTER, Hosier, in the Night of the 6th and 7th Instant
The FOLLOWING GOODS;
Two fourteen Foot Patent Silk Pieces, white Grounds, one sprig'd with Pink, Green and Black, the other with Blue instead of Green.
One Ditto, Ditto, Ditto, Buff Ground, with the same sprigs.
Two six Feet Ditto, one Buff, and the other white Ground, the same Sprig as the other.
Six Patent Worsted Pieces, three White and three Buff Grounds, strip'd with Green and spotted; Red and Black.
Six Pair twenty-four stout Randoms, Silk, Men's Hose.
Three Pair Men's twenty-four Gauze White Ditto.
Two Pair, Ditto
Two Pair, Ditto, twenty-six Ditto, Ditto, Ditto mark'd No. 80.
Four Pounds coloured and white spun Silk.
If any of the above Articles are offered to Sale, desired they may be stopped, and Notice given to Mr. PORTER, and upon Conviction of the Offender or Offenders, the Informer shall receive FIVE GUINEAS Reward,
By me, JOHN PORTER.
N> B> If two or more Persons were concerned in the FELONY, if one will impeach the other, the Person giving Information, will be admitted Evidence, and paid the same Reward.
Whereas Robert Marriot,
of the Parish of South Normanton, in the County of Derby, F.w.k., about three Weeks ago left his Family, which is become chargeable to the said Parish:- He is about thirty Years of Age, near five Feet five Inches high, dark coloured flank Hair, fresh faced, had on when he went away a light coloured Coat and Sheep Skin Breeches.
Whoever can secure and give Notice of him to W. Gill, Overseer of the said Parish, shall receive Half a GUINEA Reward, and reasonable Charges; And if the said Robert Marriot, will return to his Family immediately, no Notice will be taken.
N.B. He is supposed to be in the Neighbourhood of ARNOLD near NOTTINGHAM.
Wheras Mary Hewit, a young woman belonging to the Workhouse in Beeston, in the County of Nottingham, ran away from thence, and on her Return the following Articles were found in her Custody, viz.
One Yard of strip Ribband,
Three white hafted and 2 Horn Pocket Knives,
Four Pair of white Mettle Buttons,
Two Pair of Scissars,
One Pair of Brass Nut Cracks,
Four Snuff Boxes, and some Money.
And as it is imagined that she did not come honestly by them, any Person who has lost the above Articals, may have them restored, by applying to the Constable of Beeton.
N.B. Mary Hewit has red Hair, wears a dark coloured Gown, and pretends to be foolish, and falls into Fits.
Mr. Thomas Cole, of Birmingham, aged 66, to Miss Adams, aged 18, being his third wife. --- What is more remarkable, he married a widow that had children older than himself, and hath now several grandchildren older than his present wife.
Saturday 8th February 1772
Creswell's Nottingham & Newark Journal
A person who calls himself Edward Pannel, alias Hart Nations, alias Edward
Woodward, went out Wednesday the 29th January, to Mr. Hutchinson's, Watchmaker
in Worksop, and there enquired for a Silver Watch (made by Evereds, London) in the
Name of William Bellamy, who had left it to be repaired ; which he fraudulently
obtained, and went off with the same Day, and has not since been heard of : He is a
tallish Man, about five Feet ten Inches high, of a black Complexion, long visag'd large
Eyes, and a Dimple in his Chin, well proportioned but rather bends in the knees ; his Hair
dark and lank, but short, and sometimes wears a false Tail. At the same Time he took
with him a dark Thick let Frock, a fine Shirt, a strong Linen Shirt, a printed
Handkerchief, and a Pair of black Stockings, the Property of John Clarke, of South
Henston. He had on a little new ruff Hat, with a black Ribbon and Buckle-about it.
Whoever will apprehend the above Felon, so that he may be brought to Justice, shall
receive One Guinea Reward.
From Cresswell's Nottingham & Newark Journal 1772
"Yesterday a mad ox gored a poor little devil belonging to a printer,
who was sent to St. Bartholomew's Hospital without hope of recovery; and
a cow, under the same predicament, by the brutality of Drovers, ran into
the new Sessions-house in the Old Bailey, and stumbled into a vault full
of soil, where she remained four hours before she could be drawn up by
To be Sold by Auction,
On Tuesday the 15th of September, 1772,
at the house of Mr. Joseph Newton
the Bear and Dragon Inn, on the Long-Row,
No. - Frame. - G. - Inches. - - - Where at.
29 - - - Worf - - - - 23 - - - 151/2 - - - - Tho. Wigfield, Carlton
24 - - - - Do. - - - - 31 - - - 151/2 - - - - - Jn. Smokes, Castlegate
45 - - - - Do. - - - - 30 - - - 16 - - - - - - - W.Bell Lambley-Fig. Pr.
72 - - - - Do. - - - - 26 - - - 153/4 - - - - - - Jn. Hewitt, Pack-Horse Yard, Boot-Lane
54 - - - - Do. - - - - 23 - - - 151/2 - - - - - -Jos. Truman, Arnold
9 - - - - - Silk - - - - 241/2 - - 16 - - - - - - - -Tho. Baines, Broad-Lane.
4 - - - - - Do. - - - - 26 - - - - 17 - - - - - - - - Jn. James, Backside
1 - - - - - Do. - - - - 25 - - - - 16 - - - - - - - W. Savage, Broad-Lane
2 - - - - - Do. - - - - 27 - - - - 17 - - - - - - - - Jn. Broadhead, Backside
25 - - - - Wors. - - 301/2 - - -16 - - - - - - - - J. Collington, St. James's Lane -Fig. Presser.
43 - - - - Do. - - - - 30 - - - - 15 - - - - - - - With Slides. - Jn. Collington, St. James's - L.
40 - - - - Do. - - - - 34 - - - - 153/4 - - - - - - Ed. Selby, Key's Build.
65 - - - - Do. - - - - 33 - - - - 20 - - - - - - - - Jn. Bates, Greyhound Yard
31 - - - - Do. - - - - 23 - - - - 151/2 - - - - - - John Lee, Kirkby
32 - - - - Do. - - - - 24 - - - - 16 - - - - - - - - Henry Holmes, Arnold
75 - - - - Do. - - - - 24 - - - - 153/4 - - - - - - Henry Holmes, Arnold
5 - - - - - Silk - - - - 25 - - - - 153/4 - - - - - - John Rowes, Backside
3 - - - - - Do. - - - - 25 - - - - 16 - - - - - - - - Jos. Bell, Fish. -g. - Fig. P.
6 - - - - - Do. - - - - 25 - - - - 16 - - - - - - - - Ben. Goodburn, near St. Mary's Church.
62 - - - - Do. - - - - 26 - - - - 20 - - - - - - - - Henry Ray, Talbot - Yard
8 - - - - - Do. - - - - 261/2 - - 163/4 - - - - - - - Jn. Rowe, Backside
12 - - - - Wors. - - 30 - - - - 16 - - - - - - - - J. Brooks, Key's Build.
16 - - - - - Do. - - - 30 - - - - 153/4 - - - - - - With Slides, - John Collington, ST. James's L.
18 - - - - - Do. - - - 30 - - - - 15 - - - - - - - - Rd. Bush, Selstone
35 - - - - - Do. - - - 23 - - - - 161/4 - - - - - - Rd. Brown, Do.
53 - - - - - Do. - - - 231/2 - - 151/4 - - - - - - W.Harpham, Basford
60 - - - - - Do. - - - 32 - - - - 20 - - - - - - - - John Rowe Backside
11 - - - - - Silk - - - 25 - - - - 16 - - - - - - - - Benj. Goodburn, near St.Mary's Church
42 - - - - - Do. - - - 26 - - - - 17 - - - - - - - - J.Bell, Fish. G. - Fig. P.
47 - - - - - Do. - - - 26 - - - - 18 - - - - - - - - W. Savage Broad-Lane
63 - - - - - Do. - - - 26 - - - - 20 - - - - - - - - J.Mann's Fishergate
17 - - - - - Wors. - 30 - - - - 15 - - - - - - - - T. Battersby Fishergate
22 - - - - - Do. - - - 30 - - - - 16 - - - - - - - - J. Collington St. J. Lane Fig. Presser
61 - - - - - Do. - - - 301/2 - - 153/4 - - - - - - - Jos. Truman, Arnold
68 - - - - - Do. - - - 30 - - - 26 - - - - - - - - - Mic. Wooley, Key's B.
83 - - - - - Wors. - -30 - - - 15 - - - - - - - - - W. Wilkinson, T. C. A.
74 - - - - - Do. - - - - 24 - - -153/4 - - - - - - - J. Collington St. J. L.
77 - - - - - Do. - - - - 27- - - 151/2 - - - - - - - Tho. Wigfield, Carlton
58 - - - - - Do. - - - - 34 - - - 16 - - - - - - - - Isaac Winrow, Backside, near Riding School.
64 - - - - - Do. - - - - 33 - - - 20 - - - - - - - - Henry Holmes, Arnold
70 - - - - - Do. - - - - 30 - - - 153/4 - - - - - - G. Smedley, Stapleford Figs.Prefs.
23 - - - - - Do. - - - - 30 - - - 151/2 - - - - - - Jn. Rowe, Backside
80 - - - - - Silk - - - - 26 - - - 161/4 - - - - - - Jn. Marshall, Bellargate
55- - - - - Wors. - - -22 - - - 151/2 - - - - - - J. Attenborrow, Stapleford, - Fig. Presser.
56- - - - - Do. - - - - -23 - - - 153/4 - - - - - - Do. Do. Do.
JOSEPH NEWTON, Auctioneers.
Conditions of SALE.
Each Bidder to advance Five Shillings, and to
pay down Five Shillings in the Pound, at the
Time of Purchase; the Frames to be taken
away in Eleven Days after the Sale, and the
Remainder of the Money to be paid on Delivery,
to Messrs, Ichabod Wright, and
Sons, Bankers in Nottingham. - If any Dispute
arises, the Frame to be put up again. -
The Auction to begin at Three o'Clock in
Saturday 11 January 1772
Creswell's Nottingham & Newark Journal.
From the Feathers Inn, in Nottingham.
Has taken and entered upon the Saracen's Head Inn, and Post-Office, in Newark -
upon - Trent, in the County of Nottingham, and purchased the choice Wines and
Spiritious Liquors of Mr. Ridgill, who has left off Business.
He has bought a fresh and sufficent Number of very able Horses, and neat Chaises,
and engaged careful Drivers : Such Noblemen and Gentlemen who please to favour
him, shall meet with every Accommodation, suitable to their Dignity, upon Travel ;
and no Pains, Care, or Expences shall be spared, for the Purpose of conducting
He returns sincere and grateful Thanks to all his Friends and Customers, who have
favoured him at Nottingham, and hopes for a further Continuance of them at
By their most obliged,
And very humble Servant,
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