Local Newpaper Extracts
Some Selected Reports from the Salisbury and Winchester Journal
Monday, January 17th, 1825
Murder at Whaddon, in Bucks- Wednesday last, two young men of respectable appearance, took outside places by the Express Coach, at the Saracen's Head, Snowhill, London, for Brickhill, near Stoney Stratford. They arrived at night, and took lodgings at the White Lion Tavern. One of them, who has since murdered his companion, and whose name is Charles Lynn, was out all the Wednesday night from the public house; while his companion, whose name is Abraham Hogg, slept at the Public-house. On the following (Thursday) morning they breakfasted together and walked from Brickhill to Fenny Stratford. One of them carried a gun, and the other a trunk. On the Eclipse Coach coming along, they got on it, and rode till they came to a place called Whaddon Chase, where they got off the coach, leaving the trunk behind them. Lynn took the gun with him. They did not pay their fare, but got over the hedge into the Chase. The spot where the murder was perpetrated is called Snell's Copse, about 200 yards from a house belonging to a farmer, named Clarke. About three o'clock Thursday afternoon, a ditcher, named Meechan, in the employ of Clarke, saw two men, walking together for some time: suddenly a sound struck his ear, and he heard the cry of "Murder!" At that moment he saw one of the men raise a gun, and strike at something on the ground. He saw the stock broken from the gun by the force of the blows, and after that more than twenty blows were struck with the barrel. Suspecting that the individual he saw striking with the gun had murdered his companion, he made the best of his way to Mr.Clarke's house, and informed him of the circumstance, and it was agreed that Mr.Clarke and his three sons, and Meechan, should go and endeavour to apprehend the murderer. In a short time, they saw a man emerge from the wood. Meechan exclaimed, "That is the murderer!" and seized him. They conveyed him to the Haunch of Venison public house at Whaddon, and two Magistrates with great promtitude arrived. The constable, with others, after securing the prisoner, went in search of the body. They proceeded to the spot described by Meechan, and found the corpse of a man, the head of which was literally beaten to pieces. The body was then conveyed to the Haunch of Venison, and intelligence was sent to the Coroner.
The prisoner, when taken into custody, was asked his name, and refused to give it. Handcuffs were put on him, he refused to take food on Thursday, and the whole of Friday, and several times attempted to put an end to his existence by dashing his head against the wall and against the tables and fender. At one time, he jumped on a table, and plunged head foremost to the floor, by which his forehead was much cut, and a large quantity of blood and hair remained upon the floor. On Friday he said his name was Lynn, and that the deceased was named Hogg; but he would not enter into particulars as to what brought him and Hogg down in that part of the country.
On Friday night he said to one of the men sitting with him, that he wanted to write to his mother; the constable told him he might write what he pleased. Previous to this Lynn attempted to drink boiling water from the spout of a tea-kettle on the fire, and also, by an excuse, to take a seat near a drawer containing knives; but his designs were frustrated. The constable was of opinion that the prisoner's proposition to write to his mother, was made for the purpose of being freed from his handcuffs, so that he might make a more effectual attempt upon his life. On pens and ink being placed before him, he struck his forehead with his hand violently, and exclaimed, "Well, I must write to her." He commenced his letter, "Dear Mother- I have committed M--." and then threw down his pen. He said, "I can't write;" and appeared extremely agitated. Be took up his pen again, and wrote the word "Murder" and again threw down the pen, and struck his head violently against the edge of the table, exclaiming, "Oh that I could kill myself !" and he tried to strangle himself by squeezing his neck with his fingers. He then tore the writing, and threw it in the fire. During the night the prisoner seized the snuffers, and made several attempts to force the point of them into his throat. Early on Saturday morning, he tried to dash his head against the wall, and was observed to be feeling in his waistcoat pockets, which contained two half crowns, and a few penny pieces. He was seen to thrust something into his mouth, and to swallow it with an extraordinary effort. The constables discovered that the two half crowns were missing, and were satisfied that he had swallowed them, and to confirm their suspicions, a considerable quantity of blood gushed from his nose and mouth.
On Saturday morning the Coroner held an inquest on the body of the deceased, and several witnesses were examined. The evidence fully substantiated the preceding statement, and the Jury returned a verdict, "Wilful Murder against Charles Lynn." One of the witnesses stated, that when he met the prisoner in custody of Meechan, he asked if the unfortunate deceased lived: to which the prisoner replied, "I hope not, for he would have sold me."
Lynn was then put into a post-chaise and conveyed to Aylesbury gaol. On the way he repeatedly said he wished he could kill himself; he attempted to injure himself in a manner impossible to be described, and frequently attempted to fling himself out of the chaise window. On entering the door of the gaol he endeavoured to throw himself down the steps, and in the course of the night, he left his bed, rushed violently against the prison wall, and by the concussion lacerated the head of his scalp considerably. He at one time said, "I am revenged," but refused to communicate to any one the motive that caused him to murder his companion.- On Sunday, however he became calmer, and said to the gaoler that he would tell him every thing when they were alone.
It appears that Lynn and Hogg were coopers, employed in the distillery of Sir Robert Burnett and Sons, up to the period of their leaving London, Lynn, who is between 27 and 28 years of age, is the son of a widow who keeps a pastry-cook's shop at the corner of Morehall-place, opposite the entrance to Vauxhall-Gardens: Hogg, who was about 24 years of age, had two brothers in the cement factory of White and Co, the Lambeth side of Millbank: his father is dead. On Sunday week, a man, who was called "Long Dan," and who was employed in Sir.Robert Burnett's distillery to carry out samples of spirits, was missing from his employ, and although every inquiry has been made after him, he has not since been heard of It was reported that this man had come to a violent death, and this report being mentioned to Lynn and Hogg, they suddenly left town for Liverpool.
The unfortunate mother of Lynn did not hear the melancholy tiding's respecting him until Monday morning, and she left town yesterday morning for Aylesbury, in a state of the greatest distress. Her son, it appears, has hitherto been highly respected by all who knew him, and has been remarkable for his affectionate attachment to his mother and sisters: he was in the habit of earning from 35s, to £2. per week. It is reported, however, that the night before he left town, he went home drunk to his lodgings in company with Hogg, and that he threatened to kill his aunt if she did not supply him with money.
Search has been made in every direction for Daniel Mangan (Long Dan, as above mentioned), but hitherto in vain. Mangan, it seems was a constant companion of Lynn and Hogg, and being of a saving disposition had accumulated some money. On the morning of Sunday se'nnight, after paying his week's rent at his lodgings, he dressed himself in his Sunday clothes, and went out about one o'clock, saying he was going out to dinner, but he has never returned. Advertisements describing him have been published: all however that has been ascertained is, that about three o'clock in the afternoon of Sunday se'nnight, he was seen at the King's Head public house in Walworth, in company with a short stout man, whose description resembles that of Lynn, and it is strongly suspected that he has fallen by the hand of Lynn.
At present there does not appear any assignable motive that could have actuated either Lynn or Hogg to murder Mangan.
All the relations of Lynn are highly respectable, and the family have resided at Vauxhall for nearly two centuries.
The Murder at Whaddon Chase.- Lynn, the prisoner at Aylesbury gaol, has for the last few days been calm, and has slept soundly at night: he is, however. narrowly watched, in order to prevent his committing suicide. His unfortunate mother, with one of her daughters, and Mr.Hooper, a respectable man who had married into the family; arrived at Aylesbury on Tuesday afternoon, and were introduced to Lynn. The meeting was very affecting, Lynn hung upon the neck of his sister and begged of her to console his distressed mother, and not to be unhappy on his account; as he was ready to die. His mother intreated him to disclose to her the cause had for killing Abraham Hogg; upon which he detailed a strange narrative, saying, that there were two resurrection men upon the coach with him and Hogg, and that when he and Hogg run from the coach, he heard the resurrection men pursuing him, and he thought that Abraham Hogg intended to kill him and sell his body to these men, and with this conviction on his mind he killed him. It would appear from this narrative, that Lynn was either attempting- to impose on his relations, or that at the time he committed the horrid deed he was labouring under an aberration of intellect..-Upon his being questioned as to his knowledge of the cause of Morgan's disappearance, Lynn appeared much hurt, and declared solemnly that he knew nothing whatever of Morgan. On Wednesday, Mrs. Lynn, her daughter, and Mr.Hooper, returned to town.- The body of Abraham Hogg was interred in Whaddon Church-yard on Wednesday afternoon, when a great concourse of persons attended; but it was remarked as singular that no relations of the deceased were present.
The mysterious disappearance of Mangan from Sir Robert Burnett's distillery, at Vauxhall, continues the subject of inquiry and remark. It is now said, that on his disappearance Messrs.Burnett and Co. knowing that Mangan had been occasionally in the company of the "sworn brothers," or friends, Lynn and Hogg, they were desired to go in pursuit of him, as being most likely to know where Mangan was to be found, if by any accident he had got inveigled into any of their haunts. They set out on such pursuit - but they never returned to the yard ! It is hence conjectured that Lynn and Hogg had made away with him for his money, as he was known to be a saving man, and £4.10s. only was found in his box; that they decamped when inquiries began to be made about "Dan," and when they were so particularly selected and sent in pursuit of him; and that having quarrelled about the booty, after their excessive drinking at the Robin Hood, on the borders of the Whaddon Chace, Lynn, resolved on Hogg's death, as the best means of destroying, as he imagined, all evidence against him. Lynn is of an excessively jealous as well as a violent disposition.
DREADFUL CATASTROPHE.--On Monday morning between nine and ten o'clock, the inhabitants in the neighbourhood of Mr.Rhode's sugar-house, in Hooper's-square, Rosemary-lane, Whitechapel, experienced a severe shock, as if caused by an earthquake. It was soon found that the shock was produced by the explosion of a quantity of hydrogen gas, or foul air, confined in a steam boiler on Mr.Rhode's premises, In consequence of a lighted candle being introduced at the top, and that a young man named Wm.Madon had been blown almost to atoms. Information of the circumstance was instantly sent to Mr.Unwin, the coroner, and an inquest was held the same evening on the body, when James M'Murdoch, an engineer, employed at Mr.Rhode's sugar-house, deposed that on Monday morning the deceased and another man were ordered to clean out an extensive tank or steam-boiler which had been emptied out on Saturday. The deceased, while preparing to enter the boiler by the man-hole, or opening on the top, held a lighted candle in his hand, and in consequence of a quantity of hydrogen gas being confined in the boiler, it ignited by the introduction of the candle, and in an instant the whole-exploded, and the deceased was blown up a height of at least 80 feet, and fell lifeless to the ground. Such was the violence of the explosion, that had the boiler been inside the building, the whole would have been reduced to ruins, but it was fixed in the yard. Witness never recollected an accident of the kind happening before, though the boilers were cleaned out every month. There was some water remaining in the boiler at the time, but it did not seem to be impregnated. Ed.Gauch, a labourer in the sugar-house, deposed, that being directed to assist the deceased in cleaning out the boiler or tank, he went with him for that purpose; and when they had unscrewed the lid or cover of the man-hole, or place that admits persons into it, witness was called away to another part of the premises, and while crossing the yard he heard a dreadful explosion, and on turning round he saw the deceased whirling in the air at the height of at least 80 feet. On recovering the shock, he hastened to the spot, and found the deceased quite dead. When witness left him, he (the deceased) was preparing to enter the boiler, and had a lighted candle in his hand. The boiler, which is made of cast iron, is about 20 feet long, 10 deep, and the opening at the top is about 3 feet by 2. Witness did not think that there was any blame attributable to any person; it was purely accidental. Witness had often cleared out the same boiler himself, and would in all probability have shared the same fate as the deceased, had he not been called away. Mr.Rhode attended the inquest, and said he thought that the accumulation of gas or foul air which occasioned the explosion was produced by the impregnated state of the water that remained in the boiler. One of the Jury said he hoped that more precaution would be used for the future. Mr.Rhode replied, that it was impossible to be more particular than he in general was; and so anxious was he to ascertain the real cause of the explosion, that he intended consulting an eminent chemist on the subject. The Coroner said he thought it was a case of mere accident. The Jury were of the same opinion, and returned their verdict accordingly. The deceased was a single man, and about 22 years of age.
CORONERS INQUEST- Yesterday afternoon an inquest was held at St.Andrew's workhouse, on the body of Diana Brandon, a child three months old. The mother of the child was a servant to Mr Cherer, of 22, John-street. A fellow servant having observed a strong offensive smell to proceed from Brandon's box, opened it, and there discovered the deceased child, in a putrid state. The surgeon was of opinion that no violence had occasioned its death. The mother of the child was called and the account she gave of its death was, that being unable to support it, she was proceeding with it to her friends in Wiltshire: while on the coach the child cried, she put it to her breast and imagined it went to sleep, but on looking at it she found it was dead: she was uneasy lest she should he charged with murder: she put it into the box and did not know what to do with it.- The Jury returned a Verdict of Natural Death.
Resurrection Men.- Two men, named John Johnson and Henry Andrews, were on Friday apprehended at Portsea by Hunt and Cox, constables of the Borough, under suspicious circumstances, when, on searching their luggage, a human dead body was found closely packed in one of their trunks, which vehicle it is supposed had been applied before to the same revolting purpose, as one of the party and the same trunk were recognised as having been several times lately up and down from London to Portsmouth, and it is strongly suspected to have been on the same errand. The men are committed to the gaol for further examination.
Last week several publicans of Portsea were convicted before J.Carter. Esq. Mayor, and D.Howard, Esq. under the new Licensing Act, and fined various sums, for keeping open their houses late at night, and for permitting tippling in their houses during divine service on Sundays.
A girl about fourteen year's of age, named Jane Middleton, whose friends reside at Gosport, having been detected in obtaining goods of various descriptions from tradespeople in Portsmouth and Portsea, under false pretences, is committed for trial.
On Thursday, Dec 30, at Whittlesea, Mr.Charles Boyce, a youth of eighteen, was loading a gun with the intention of shooting a fowl, which was in the yard, while in the act of ramming down the wadding the piece went off: when it burst the broken part entered his body, and passing upward came out at his head, The young man died instantly. His father was waiting at a window to see the fowl drop.
A snake was killed by Mr.Manley, in his garden at Heavitree, Devon, on Thursday last, measuring 18 inches in length. The circumstance is curious, that only twelve days after Christmas the reptile should be found basking in the sun.
In a late storm at Edinburgh, a pan from a chimney-top fell down close to two sailors, who narrowly escaped injury: "Mr eye, Jack, (says one,) this is a service of danger. It will go hard before I'm found ashore again in a gale of wind !"
GOOD APPETITE.- A Frenchman residing in London, who is his own cook, told a friend that he had made un repas delicieux; that he had just eaten two pork shops and four legs of mutton -Anglice, two pork chops and four sheep's trotters.
USEFUL INVENTION.- Much curiosity was excited about 9 o'clock yesterday evening in the Strand, by the appearance of a gentleman on horseback, from whose feet streams of light issued forth, and showed the pavement for several yards before and round the head of his horse as clearly as in day-time. He stopped at out Office, and we found on examination that the light proceeded from a set of lamps of his invention, one of which was fixed under each stirrup, and having three sides darkened, emitted in front a blaze which was prevented by the rider's feet from rising to dazzle his eyes; and fell on the foreground with such power as to make every hollow or impediment visible, and render it as safe to ride in the darkest night as in the brightest noon. The lamps are supplied with common. oil, and so ingeniously arranged, that the light is not affected in the least by the motion of the horse. The gentleman, who left his name, Mr.Peat, No.167, Piccadilly, had just ridden from Romford, in Essex, to town, and his lamps were in as good order, and shone as brilliantly, as when he set out.
The followers of Johanna Southcote are proving the strength of their attachment to her doctrine's by the length of their beards. A man in Portwood, whom we suppose we must call a High Priest, has not allowed any thing to be done to his beard for a considerable time, to the infinite horror of all women, the terror of all children, and the amusement of the people in the factory where he works.- Stockport Advertiser.
NEW STEAM CARRIAGE.- We are enabled to state, upon the best authority, that a locomotive engine, upon an entirely new principle, will be exhibited, in the course of a fortnight, on the Cheltenham and Gloucester rail-road; and is intended to ply regularly between that city and the coal-wharf of Mr.B. Newmarch, by whom the experiment will be made with the first carriage that has yet started upon the same construction, as it is formed without a boiler, and consequently without the slightest risk of explosion: Public curiosity has already been much excited by this project. It is conjectured that this exhibition will attract the presence of all the practical engineers in the country .- Cheltenham Chronicle, Jan 13.
On the 27th of December, 1824, Sarah, the wife of Charles Hardy, a labouring man, of Bradley Mills, Huddersfield, was safely delivered of three fine girls, who, with the mother, are doing well, and are likely to live. They have been baptized by the names of Faith, Hope, and Charity.
TO BUILDERS AND OTHERS.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr.Criswick, on the premises, on Wednesday the.19th of January instant, at 12 o'clock precisely,- The whole of the MATERIALS of the present GUILDHALL of ANDOVER: Comprising a quantity or good stock brick-work, stone columns, steps, paving, cornices,&c. &c.; about 30 square of plain tiling; quantity of oak scantlings, in rafters, principals, beams, girders, and joists; bonds and plates, wood and stone stairs, doors and fittings; sashes, frames, and glass; yellow deal and batten floors; a quantity of lead, iron, &c., comprising upwards of 50 lots.--Particulars will be given in catalogues, to be had in due time at the Black Horse Inn, Salisbury; Jack, Newbury; Crown, Basingstoke; at Jacob and Johnson's Journal Office, Winchester; and at the Auctioneers, Andover.
ANDOVER, HANTS.- 1825.
N.B. The above Materials are in a good state of preservation, and will be found well worth the attention of any person in building, or for general repair.. The Windows are well adapted for a conservatory or a place of worship.
WEYMOUTH, Jun. 14.- The Fidelity, Williams, arrived here from Bristol, with a general cargo on Wednesday last, after a three month passage. This remarkable fact proves the utility of the proposed Canal communication.
Public benevolence is still directed to the devastation caused in the Island of Portland by the late hurricane. Capt.Boxer, R.N., inspecting commander of the coast guard,. and the offices and crews of the revenue cruisers and preventive boats on this station, have voted one day's pay each to the relief of the sufferers.
On the 12th inst. died, at Broadway, near Weymouth, Jas. Balstone, Esq. formerly of Winterborne St.Martin's, near Dorchester, aged 78.
POOLE, Jan 14.- Seized by Lieut.Umfreville, of the coast Guard Station, Christchurch, 113 casks foreign spirits, and brought to H.M. warehouse at this port.
Hants Epiphany Sessions commenced at the Grand Jury Chamber, Winchester, on Tuesday last, in the presence of the following Magistrates :- The Hon. and Rev.Geo.Herbert, (Chairman), the Rt.Hon.the Earl of Carnarvon, the Hon.and Rev.A.G. Legge, Sir Thos.Baring, and Sir .Jas.Gardiner, Barts., Sir Jas.Fellowes, Knt., Wm. Burney L.L.D., D.Quarrier, M.D., the Rev.W.H. Newbolt, D.D.; John Duthy, F.L. Beckford, John Fleming, G.P. Jervoise, Wm.Grant, J.A. Ommaney, Geo.Lovell, P. St.John Mildmay, C.S. Lefevre, Wm. Kevill, H.B. Wither, Esqrs.; Revds. E. Poulter, J.Harwood, B. Poulter, R. Wright, R.W. White, Clerks.
Saturday, Jan 15.
The County Expences -The Treasurer's Report relative to the county expences, was to the following effect:-The balance in hand at the last Sessions was £254. 13s. 5d., since then a rate of 3d. in the pound had been received, amounting to £1956. 0s 2 1/2d. making together £2210. 13s: 7 1/2d. The whole of this sum had been expended, and £405. 3s. 2 1/2d. more, so that a balance of this Iast mentioned amount was now due to the Treasurer. A rate of 1 1/2d. in the pound, amounting to £3912. 5s.would be received on Wednesday next, but he was sorry to state that such a sum would not cover the necessary demands. The estimated expence of the next quarter amounted altogether to £4965 15s. to meet which there would be only £3912. 5s. leaving a deficiency of £1053. 10s.
On this statement the Court granted a whole rate of 1 1/2d in the pound, to be paid at the next Assizes.
County Prisons.- Sir Thomas Baring, as chairman of the Visiting Justices, read these reports. The report as to the gaol alluded in the most feeling manner to the sudden and melancholy death of its late respected Governor, Mr .John White, and passed a high encomium on his character, both as a public officer and a private individual. Immediately after that regretted, event, Mr.Long, of Preshaw House, the High Sheriff with his usual anxiety for the public good of the county, wrote a letter to the Visiting Justices, entirely confiding to them the nomination of Mr. White's successor. The Visiting Justices, on this authority, had recommended to Mr.Long's notice Mr.Beckett, the very excellent Governor of the House or Correction. To Mr. Beckett the county were much indebted, as by his activity of mind, and incessant attention, a reformation had been effected in the prison under his management, establishing the discipline of it on the truest principles. Mr.Long expressed his, entire acquiescence in the appointment, and Mr.Beckett accordingly entered upon the office on new year's day. The salaries of the various officers in the gaol had been previously stated; the Visiting Justices, however, wished particularly to advert to that of the Chaplain, who certainly did not receive a remuneration commensurate with his services, with the very arduous duties, at both prisons. The Rev.Mr. Zillwood had only £150. per annum; but although a late Act of Parliament had fixed the rate of salary which should be adopted, the Magistrates would find that they had full power to augment, considerably, that of the present Chaplain. Taking into consideration the great number of prisoners, the time which must be necessarily occupied, and all other circumstances connected with the office, the Visiting.Justices were of opinion that Mr. Zillwood should receive a salary of £300. per annum.
County Bridewell By the removal of Mr.Beckett to the government of the Gaol, a vacancy had of course been occasioned in the management of this prison, which the Justices considered it would be no easy matter to supply by a successor equal in ability to its late superintendent. A matter of such moment should not be done without due competition, and it appeared therefore advisable to advertise for candidates without delay. Three different persons had already presented themselves for the situation, and all of them had very fair pretensions to notice: the first was Mr.Barber, who had been for twenty-years known and esteemed as Governor of the House of Correction at Gosport, and who, perhaps, together with Mr.Allen, Keeper of the Newport Prison, who was the second candidate, merited as old servants of the county, the first attention. The third candidate was Mr.Herring, Chief Superintendent of Police in the City of London. The last mentioned person, though a perfect stranger to the Magistrates, was far from undeserving of their notice; the Chairman of the visiting Justices had lately seen and conversed with him, and could speak favourably as to his apparent intelligence and general character. More than ordinary qualifications were necessary to carry on the admirable system which, with the assistance of Mr.Beckett, had been established, and the Magistrates would do well to view with some anxiety an appointment of such vast importance.
Dr.Quarrier read the report of the Justices as to Gosport Bridewell. The prisoners, though more numerous than usual, had conducted themselves with propriety; the machine for labour had been kept in constant use, and regular duties attended to; books and religious instruction had been furnished in the most efficient manner, by and under the direction of the Rev.Mr. Neale, the chaplain, whose attentions were most praiseworthy.
Roads and Bridges.- The Chairman introduced this subject, and mentioned several bridges and roads which required immediate repairs. In particular, he directed the attention of the Court to Frimley Bridge, Wherwell Bridge, and the Causeway at Ringwood. - It was also directed, on the motion of the Chairman, that the Clerk of the Peace should make out a list of all the bridges belonging to the county, together with their state, and the sums from time to time expended, in their reparation; as such a document would be found most convenient for future reference.
Fees to the Clerk of the Peace.- The Chairman stated that, in pursuance of an understanding at the last Sessions, the fees of this officer had been separated according to the business on which they became due, and a revised statement of them would shortly be submitted to a Judge of Assize, for confirmation.
County Advertisements- A notice of a motion was given that the county advertisements should be inserted in the Hampshire Telegraph, a paper of very extensive circulation, printed within the county.
The late Treasurer- Mr.Grant produced the copy of a letter written at the last Session by Mr.Dunn, as Mr.Hollis's friend and legal adviser, to the Deputy Clerk of the Peace, proposing, on the behalf of Mr.Hollis, to let the question as to his liability to account to the county for all sums of money alleged to be lost by reason of his negligence, be decided by the Judges, by argument on a demurrer to the actions already brought, and the others governed by that decision, and to refer all matters of account to the decision of Mr.Selwyn.
The Chairman, in reply, observed, that it was necessary for the sureties to plead, that all parties might be before the Court. Such was the opinion of the Attorney-General and the Special Pleader who advised the county, and therefore Mr.Hollis's proposition could not be entertained, but all the defendants must plead.
Mr.Nevill wished to know why an arbitration could not be gone into without application to a Court of Law, since that would certainly be the recommendation of the Judge ?
The Chairman and Sir Thos. Baring both made some other observations as to the question being referred.
The Deputy Clerk of the Peace mentioned a shorter way, by obtaining a Rule of Court, which could be done as soon as the defendants pleased.
At the above sessions an appeal was heard against the appointment of Messrs. Attwood and Evans, as overseers of the parish of Stockbridge, sent from the Court of King's Bench to be considered at these sessions.
After a full hearing of the case, the Court, seeing no reason for disturbing the appointment, ordered the appeal to be quashed.
The following prisoners were tried at the above sessions, and sentenced as under:
Seven years transportation:- Jas. Gregory, Wm. Gregory, and Wm.Vowkins, for poaching in Wherwell Wood; Benjamin Linington, for stealing money from B. Wild, of Hyde; Wm.Thomas, for stealing money from Mrs. Franklin, of Titchfield ; and Geo.Webb, for stealing poultry from W.Hawkins
Imprisonment.- Jonas Peckham, for stealing an oak tree in the New Forest: Wm.Martin, for stealing a jacket; and Chas.Coventry and John Budd, for poaching; 12 months each.- John Dixon, for stealing wheat at Fawley ; and Wm. Townshend, for stealing lead at Alverstoke; nine months each.- John Roude,. John Dollen, Chas. Budd, and Timothy Hill, for poaching; John Dovey, for stealing timber in the New Forest; and Thos. Hughes, for stealing 12 sheep bells; six months each.-∑Thos. Tatchell, for stealing a piece of beef at Lymington. 3 months, and to be once whipt.- Ann Starke, for stealing bread and bacon; William Perkins, for stealing 4 fruit pots; Ed. Snow, for stealing faggots; .Joseph Tucker and Ed. Newnham for stealing a loaf of bread; and Tho.Hopgood, for stealing wood; one month each. Jane Bantam and Henry Bantam, for stealing hay; the former one month, the latter one week.- -Edw.Farmer
and Wm. Bartlett, for stealing hay one month each; Farmer to be whipped.
Walter Long, Esq. High Sheriff of Hants, has been pleased to present a donation of £10. to that excellent Institution, the Hampshire Society for the Relief and Discharge of Persons imprisoned within the County for Small Debts.
The Treasurer of the County Hospital at Winchester has this week received a donation of £20. to that Charity, from an "Unknown Friend."
Meetings were last week held at Basingstoke, Odiham, Petersfield, and elsewhere, for the purpose of promoting in these places the establishment of the Hampshire General Benefit Society.
The Amateur Concert on Thursday evening at St.John's House, went off with great eclat; the company was numerous, and highly delighted. After the concert, some sprightly dances took place, and the company did not separate till a late hour.
On Tuesday and Wednesday last the 97th regiment left our barracks for Forton, near Gosport.
At the General Quarter Sessions held here this week, the Rules and Regulations of the Hants Friendly Society were allowed and confirmed.
Thursday the 6th inst. was married at Westmeon, in this county, by the Rev.Mr.Dampier, Mr.Benjamin Batten, of Privett, to Miss Pile, of the former place.
Friday the 14th instant died at Trowbridge, George Waldron, Esq. aged 73.
On Wednesday the 5th inst.died at Appleshaw, in the 29th year of her age, Elizabeth Anne, wife of Mr.Phillips, and daughter of Mr.Hedderly, of the same place; she has left a husband and three infants, the youngest only 7 weeks old, to lament her loss.
Yesterday se'nnight died at Alverstoke, G.Willis, Esq. Captain in the South Hants Militia, and great grandson of the Right. Rev. Dr.Richard Willis, formerly Bishop of Winchester.
On the 7th inst. died in the 28th year of her age, Eliza, youngest daughter of the late Mr. John Read, of Wandsworth, Surry, and formerly of Fordingbridge, in this county.
An inquest was taken by Mr.Shebbeare, on the 12th instant, at Lasham, on view of the body of Richard Leaney, a child about 3 years old, who being left by its mother for a few minutes in the kitchen, with an elder sister, got so near the fire on the hearth, that the flame caught his clothing, and before it could be extinguished the child was so much burnt as to occasion his death, after lingering 3 days. Verdict, "Accidental Death."
The poor have received their annual gift from the benevolent Mrs.Dottin, of Bugle Hall. Between two and three hundred bushels of coals have been distributed amongst them, as well as comfortable cloaks and blankets for the aged and infirm.
Saturday, Jan 15.
On Tuesday last the Loyal Benevolent Union Craven Lodge of Odd Fellows held their 11th anniversary ball in the lodge room, at the Duke of Wellington Inn, Bugle-street, which was numerously attended by the brothers of the town, as also by gentlemen from Winchester and Romsey, belonging to the order. The supper was well served up by Collins in his usual style; 78 persons partook of it, and were perfectly satisfied with the attention of the host and hostess. . Dancing was kept up till a late hour, and the party separated, with the pleasing reflection that the evening's amusement would bear the morning's reflection.
Last week died Mr.Richard Girdler, of this town, aged 69. In his youth he sailed for some years from this port to Portugal (on board the Kingston), in the employ of Capt.Sheppard; but he had the misfortune to be crippled by a pipe of wine falling on him, in consequence of which he was disabled for the sea service. He afterwards took to the trade of mending shoes, and by his frugality and industry saved one thousand pounds, which he has left to his relations.
At our quarter sessions yesterday, the Court were engaged the whole of the morning in trying two persons of the names of Isaac and Early, for breaking open the cattle pound of the common here, and liberating their cattle; they were sentenced to pay a fine of ten pounds each.
Thomas Bartlett was tried and acquitted on a charge of robbing the premises of Sir John Thomas.
On Thursday night the premises of Mr.Thatcher, in Broad-street, were attempted to be robbed by some villains. Mr.T. fired at them in the dark, and as there were some groans heard afterwards it is conjectured that some person among them was wounded.
William Shelley, who was lately committed to gaol for manslaughter, in the unfortunate affair with Bowles the keeper, has owing to the respectability of his character, obtained bail from the Judge for his appearance at the next assizes.
NEWPORT, Jan.13.- We have this week the painful duty imposed upon us, of recording an afflicting and irreparable loss which the Isle of Wight has sustained, in the death of its highly respected and much beloved representative, Sir Leonard Worsley Holmes, Bart. Member for Newport, and Recorder for that borough; a man who, whether his character be contemplated in the relations of private life as a son, a husband, and a father; in social life, as a friend and a gentleman; or in public life, as a member of Parliament and a magistrate; has not left his superior on this side the grave. His urbanity of manners and, kindness of heart, conciliated towards him the affection and esteem of all men and all parties, however different in worldly views, or divided in religious, or political opinion; whilst his ample fortune, and great political weight, enabled him to second the kind affections of his nature, and to be a friend to all around him.
His health had been declining for some time past, and he died on Monday the 10th inst. in the meridian of life, not having attained his 39th year. He has left three daughters but no son, and, we believe, no male heir, in which case this ancient baronetcy, which is one of the earliest creation of James the First in 1611, becomes extinct.
The mournful event of Sir Leonard Worsley Holme's death was no sooner announced in this town, than every inhabitant caused his house to bear the appearance of his having lost a near relative.
On Monday last died, lamented by numerous relatives of great respectability, Mr.Nicholas Smith, of Yaverland Farm, aged 70: he was a plain, honest, upright man, deservedly respected by all who knew him, and by his death the poor in his neighbourhood have lost a good friend.
Last week died Mrs.Smith, of this town, aged 76.
The general quarter sessions for the peace for this county commenced at Devizes on Tuesday, Mr. Estcourt in the chair. The trials of the prisoners began on Wednesday morning, and as they were so numerous, a second Court was opened, at which Mr.Locke presided, the following prisoners were sentenced as under :-
Monday, Jan 17, 1825.
Seven years transportation : Joseph Smart, for stealing a quantity of cheese and bacon from Joseph Scott, at Tisbury.- Walter Angel, for stealing three pigs from R.G. Bathe, at Purton.- Geo. Bull, for stealing 2 images and a pair of stockings from Chas. Clay, and for stealing a pair of stockings from the garden of R. Wiltshire, at Bradford,- Ezek. Lovegrove, for stealing tools from the shop of Francis Howell.- Nathan Shuttle, for stealing, various articles of wearing apparel from a stable at Little Bedwin.
Hard Labour in Devizes House of Correction :- Joshua Davis, for poaching in Clarendon Park, 18 months; and Geo.Garratt, for a similar offence, 12 months.- Jacob Haskell, for poaching at Longbridge Deverell, 12 months, and bound for good behaviour for two years.-.James Raisey, for stealing bacon and cheese from John Goodman, at Wilcott; John Chapman, for stealing two sacks of potatoes from Henry Flower; and William Mead, (accomplice of George Bull abovementioned) for stealing-property from Charles Clay; 12 months each,- Charles Newman, for stealing barley from Thomas Jarvis, at Uphaven; Jas. Maltman, Jas. Wickham, and James Fisher, for stealing half a bushel of potatoes from Thos.Hanks at Bradford; John Lloyd and Jacob Holding, for stealing potatoes from Nath. Haynes; Jas. Morse, for stealing potatoes from W.H. Rickards; Jas. Weaver, for unlawfully obtaining 4s. 6d. from the overseers of Cricklade St.Sampson; 6 months each.- Wm. Dollman and John Hatherell, for poaching in the parish of Corsham, 4 months each.- John Frances, for stealing oats from J. Gerrish at Trowbridge; John Marks, for stealing an iron casement at Poulshot; 3 months each.- Robt. Foote, for stealing a great coat from Chas. Alford, at Warminster, 2 months, and once whipt in Devizes market-place. - John Bailey, for stealing an' umbrella from Jas. Gutteridge, 2 months.- Geo. Nutley, for stealing oats from Jos. Drury, 2 months; and T. Marshall, his accomplice, 6 weeks.- Henry Dicketts, stealing a leg of mutton from J. Westcombe, at Britford; Peter Watson, for stealing an elm stick at Broughton Gifford; Rd. Fulloway, for stealing a hay knife at Seend; and Joel Vickers, for stealing 7 rabbits at Twyford; 1 month each.
Imp. In Devizes Ho.of Correction:- Henry Bray, for assaulting Eliz. Wiltshire, an infant at Bradford, twelve
months, and to be publicly whipt at Westwood.- Jos.Morrell, for falsely obtaining a cheese from Ed.Fry, at Chippenham, 4 months.- George Hunt, for assaulting A.A. Darknell, a tythingman, 1 month, and bound to keep the peace for 12 months.- Jos.Sharp, for assaulting Mary Thompson, 3 months, and bound to keep the peace.- George West, for assaulting Jas.Nott, 1 month, and bound to keep the peace. - Lucy Wheeler, for a theft, 2 months.
James Moreton, for assaulting John Berry a constable, was fined 40s. and bound for his good behaviour.
Matthias Hawkins, Aaron Taplin, Joseph Cole, and James Cole, for stealing apparel at Stratford sub Castle, were sentenced to one month's hard labour in Fisherton gaol, and to be once publicly whipt at Salisbury.
It was reported that Mr.Hayne, of Burderop Park, was to be indicted at the above sessions. for an assault on his butler, but the trial did not take place, and it is said that Mr.Hayne compromised the affair for the sum of sixty pounds.
The General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the County of Dorset were opened on Tuesday the 11th instant, at the Town Hall, Blandford. H.C. Sturt, of Moore Critchell, Esq. took the oaths to qualify as a Magistrate.
A question of great importance to the county of Dorset generally, and especially to the inhabitants of Dorchester, was decided at Blandford on Tuesday last. At a very full attendance of the magistrates it was resolved, by a majority of 24 to 18, that the General Quarter sessions for the County shall in future be held at Dorchester, - thus removing them from the four towns where they have been held from time immemorial.
The following prisoners were sentenced as under:
Hard Labour.- Rd.Larcombe, for stealing a copper boiler from T. Legg, of Poorstock; and Amy Hart, for a, felony; two years each.- Wm. Abbott, for stealing some hoop iron at Bridport, 12 months, and to be privately whipt.- John Harris, for stealing a turkey from the Rev.T. Snow; and Thos. Langdown, for stealing an oak tree belonging to W. Pitt. Esq. six months each,- John White, for stealing a jacket, two months. W.Frampton, for stealing a rabbit trap; J. Barter, for stealing tools, value 6d. ; Joseph Fry, for an assault; and Ann Lampard, charged with felony; 1 month each.
John Taylor, for permitting a prisoner to escape, was fined £25; John Elkins, for assault, was fined £5, Annanias Case (aged 15) for stealing a silk neck-kerchief, and Thos. Amey (aged 13), for stealing a piece of elm, were ordered to be privately whipt.
The Sessions for the county of Somerset commenced at Wells on Monday last; there were 131 prisoners for trial.
Our theatre will open for the season this evening, with Bon Ton, the Budget of Blunders, and the musical entertainment of the Bee Hives; and on Wednesday, a lady, of whom report speaks most favourably as a tragic actress, will make her first appearance on our stage in the character of Belvidera. We understand that four actors of talent are engaged, and will almost immediately join the company.
Notwithstanding our Concert last week was at a very short notice postponed from Thursday to Friday, it was attended by upwards of 250 persons, comprising the rank, beauty, and fashion of the neighbourhood. Miss George, though suffering from a very severe cold, gave Bishop's celebrated Echo Song with great effect, and was much applauded in Guglielmi's Air, "A Compir," in which she was delightfully accompanied on the violin by Mr.Prangley. In Rossini's Air, "In doubt, in fear," she was rapturously encored. Her duett with Mr.Harrington, "I know a bank." also gained great applause. The taste and feeling with which our old favourite Harrington gave " Orynthia," produced a call for its repetition from all parts of the room. Mr.Tubb was much applauded in Caleott's "Angel of Life." In the instrumental department no less than four novelties were produced. viz; An Overture, romposetl by Mr.C.Lucas, which reflects the highest credit on his taste; a Duo Concertante for the violin and violoncello, which was admirably played by Messrs.Prangley and C. Lucas, and the Overtures to Der Freischutz and La Gazza Ladra. These last overtures elicited the most rapturous applause; and at the desire of the audience, the former was repeated at the end of the Concert, and La Gazza Ladra is, we understand, particularly requested to be performed at the next Concert.
On Thursday last the Corporation of Tailors (agreeably with ancient charter) assembled at their common hall, and chose the proper officers for the year ensuing.
Pedestrian Feet at Whiteparish .- Brown, the Wiltshire pedestrian, started at five minutes after four o'clock on Wednesday morning last, to go 62 miles in twelve successive hours, the ground being accurately measured into half miles on the Whiteparish road. He did the first 20 miles in three hours, then stopt at the White Hart, and stayed half an hour at breakfast; suffice it to say, he completed the arduous undertaking (after stopping one hour and a half) fifteen minutes within the given time, to the surprise of hundreds who witnessed the performance.
On the 30th ult. was married at Calne, Mr.Daniel Aust, builder, &c. of Walcot, Bath, to Miss Martha Ashley, of the former place.
On Wednesday the 5th inst. was married, in London, Mr. David Smith, of Heytesbury, to Mary, only daughter of R. Spear, Esq. of Rye.
Monday Iast was married, Mr.White, of Langport, to Miss King, of Wincanton.
Thursday was married, by the Rev.J.A. Crabbe, Mr.John Hayward, to Elizabeth, 3d daughter of the Rev.Mr.Warburton, of Trowbridge.
Thursday was married at Trowbridge, Mr. John Hayward, to Elizabeth, second daughter of Mr.Warburton, of that place.
Married William Lawrence, Esq. of Cholworth, Wilts, to Sarah, eldest daughter of George White, Esq. of Quelfurlong House.
Died in April last, at Ceylon, Henry, second son of the late Lewis William Brouncker, Esq. of Pelhams, Dorsetshire.
Saturday the 8th inst. died at Liddiard, near Wotton-Basset, Mr. W. Kibblewhite, aged 75.
On Sunday the 9th inst. Died, at her apartment. in this city, Mrs. Jane Bowles, a maiden lady, aged 79 years.
On Thursday last died at Cranborne, much respected, Mrs.Gutheridge, widow of the late Mr.Gutheridge, and for many years postmistress of that town.
On Thursday last died, at Sturminster Marshall, Mr. John Thorn, sen, aged 89 years, universally beloved and respected.
STURMINSTER, Jan.12.- A few days since, as Mr.Michel, chandler, of this town, was removing an oyster-cask in his cellar, he found at the entrance of rat's hole an oyster, with a rat pinched by the tail, and quite dead.
Married on the 4th inst. at Sturminster, Mr.G. Foot, of Poole, to Miss Strange, of Sturminster.
Committed to Fisherton Gaol :-.George Ward, late of Trowbridge, labourer, charged with having, on the evening of the 25th of October last, in company with James Asher and James Orchard, stopped Thos. Stacey, on the King's highway in the parish of Trowbridge aforesaid, and forcibly taking from his person four £1. bank notes, and 24s. in silver.- Philip West, of Melksham, labourer, charged with having, in the night of the 5th inst. burglariously broken into the house of Martha Bodman, at Melksham, and stolen therefrom a brass milk pan.- John Bishop, of Trowbridge, charged with having, on the night of the 13th of December last, in company with one Edward Alexander, burglariously broken into the house of James Hillman at Trowbridge, and stolen therefrom 2cwt. of bacon, his property.
W. Hull, and T. Cleaverly, gamekeepers to the Marquis of Lansdowne, were on Wednesday last brought before the Chippenham magistrates, charged with assaulting and presenting a pistol at Mr. Isaac Gale, of Bowood Park, and were bound in sureties of £20. each for their future good behaviour.
NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore existing between us, the undersigned, and carried on at Milbrook, in the county of Southampton, as Iron and Brass Founders, under the firm of FLETCHER and SCARD, is DISSOLVED by mutual consent from the 31st day of December last past:- As Witness our hands this 10th day of January, 1825.
A. FLETCHER returns his sincere and grateful thanks to the Nobility, Gentry, and Public, for the kind patronage and support received during his Co-Partnership with Mr. G.H. SCARD, Having now taken the Business on his own account, he trusts to receive a continuance of their favours, and begs to inform them that he continues to manufacture PLOUGHS and other AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT'S upon the principles so universally approval by the Societies in the West and other parts of England.
Casting to any pattern in Iron or Brass, Wrought and Cast Palisading, Gates, Hurdles, and every description of Wrought and Fancy Fencing upon the most improved principles and moderate terms.
LOST, on Thursday last, in or near Salisbury, - A GOLD CHASED WATCH, Name and No. "P.Bridges, 843, London."
Whoever will bring it to Mr.Carter, of this city, watchmaker, shall receive TWO GUINEAS Reward.
December 2, 1824.
STOLEN or STRAYED, from a Field at Longfleet, near Poole, Dorset,- A CHESNUT MARE, aged, about 16 hands high, of the blood kind, and in foal; she has lost the near eye, has a white star in the forehead, and one of her fore legs has been strained, the hair on it being rather grizzled and tender before.- FIVE POUNDS Reward will be paid for the recovery of the Mare, and whoever detains her after this notice will be prosecuted.
WILLIAM LONNEN, Longfleet, near Poole, Dorset
TWENTY-FIVE GUlNEAS REWARD.
WHEREAS late last night, or early this morning. three EWE SHEEP were KILLED at the Fold of Mr.WILLIAM PAGE, of Allington, in the County of Wilts, and their Skins taken away but, the Carcases left:
Whoever will give such information as will lead to the conviction of the offender or offenders, shall receive a Reward of TWENTY GUINEAS from the said William Page, over and above the sum of FIVE GUINEAS. allowed by the Bourne Association, instituted for the prosecution of felons.
HENRY COOPER, Solicitor., Salisbury, Jan 11, 1825.
FIVE GUINEAS REWARD.
WHEREAS in the Night of the 5th or 6th of January instant, an EWE SHEEP was STOLEN from the Fold of Mr. William Feltham Perry, of Wilbury Farm, in the county of Wilts, and killed at a short distance therefrom, where the skin and entrails were round buried :- A Reward of FIVE GUINEAS will be given to any person who will give such information of the offender or offenders as shall lead to his or their apprehension and conviction; to be paid by the Bourne Association, instituted for the prosecution of Felons.
HENRY COOPER, Solicitor., Salisbury, January 9, 1825.
HIGH STREET, ANDOVER.
CHARLES DALE respectfully notifies that be has just received from the Manufacturer, a large consignment of STAFFORDSHIRE WARE, CHINA, And GLASS, which will be sold at such prices as cannot fail to meet approbation.
Staffordshire, China, and Glass Warehouse.
Dinner Services and Sets of China completed.- Inn- keepers and Dealers supplied on liberal terms.
Four Doors from Dale's General Warehouse.
W.GIBBS, STATUARY and MASON, respectfully informs the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public in general of Andover and its environs, that he executes every branch of the Business with elegance and dispatch, and hopes by strict attention to merit their support.
W.G. has to inform them that he intends keeping for their inspection Marble Chimney Pieces; at his Chimney-∑piece ware-room, at the back of the Market-place.
Monuments, Tombs, and Head-stones executed in the neatest manner.
WANTED immediately.---- A good HAND in the above line. A steady Man may have constant employment by applying to Mr. T. Pouncy, saddler, Cornhill, Dorchester.
TO be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT, - THE PELICAN INN, at STAPLEFORD, near Salisbury, with the HOUSEHOLD GOODS and STOCK.- Enquire of Henry Dyer, on the premises.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr.BROWNJOHN, at the Glove Inn, in Donhead, on Thursday the 20th day of January next, at two o'clock in the afternoon (under suitable conditions), - A desirable, compact, and improvable LEASEHOLD ESTATE, called DENGROVE FARM, situate in the said parish of Donhead: consisting of a Farm-House, barn, stables, cow stalls, cart house, and other out-buildings, yard, garden, and orchard, together with 15 Acres of rich Arable Land, 15 Acres of excellent Pasture Land, and 4 Acres of superior Water Meadow, the whole forming a ring fence, and now in the occupation of Mr.Samuel King.
DONHEAD ST.ANDREW, WILTS.
The above property is held by lease for 3 healthy lives, under the Right Hon.Lord Arundel.
Further particulars may be known on application to Mr.Coombs, solicitor, Close, Sarum, or the Auctioneer, New-street.