Cosgrove Newspaper Reports 1820 - 1829

Reading a newspaper. 1825

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 15 January 1820

ELM and ASH TIMBER.

To be SOLD by AUCTION,

By JOHN DAY & SON,

On Wednesday the 26th of January, 1820, at the Barley Mow Public House in COSGROVE, near Stony Stratford,

THIRTY ONE capital ELM TREES, of large Dimensions.

40 MAIDEN ASH, and

87 DOTTEREL ASH.

The Timber is felled, blazed and numbered, lying on a farm in the Occupation of Mr. R. Pittam of FURTHO, Northamptonshire, adjoining to Cosgrove, and within one mile of the Grand Junction Canal. 

The Sale to commence at Twelve o'Clock precisely.

Catalogues may be had at the neighbouring Public Houses. Place of Sale, and at the Auctioneers at Stony Stratford.

N.B. The Timber to be sold for ready Money.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 15 April 1820

Memel and Quebec Timber, Foreign Ladder
Poles, Deals, Planks, Battens, Laths, &c.

To be SOLD by AUCTION,

By JOHN DAY & SON,

On Monday the 24th Day of April 1820 on THORPE WHARF, near Cosgrove, in the County of Northampton, in Lots,

AN ASSORTMENT OF YELLOW and WHITE DEALS, PLANKS, and BATTENS, several PIECES of MEMEL and QUEBEC TIMBER, LADDER POLES. LATH, &c &c.

Catalogues of the Lots may be had by applying to the Auctioneers, and at the Place of Sale.

The Sale to commence at Twelve o'Clock precisely.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 15 April 1820

YEOMANRY CAVALRY.

THE Gentlemen of the TOWCESTER TROOP of YEOMANRY CAVALRY are requested to meet at Towcester, on Monday the 24th Instant, at Two o'Clock in the Afternoon. The Troop will remain in Quarters till Friday the 28th, both Days inclusive.

The Troop will meet on Foot with Pistols and side Arms, and after firing three Vollies in Honour of his Majesty's Birth Day, will dine together at Saracen's Head Inn."

JOHN C. MANSEL, Captain.
Cosgrove, April 14, 1820


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 05 August 1820

COSGROVE,

(In the Centre of the Duke of Grafton's Hunt).

To be LETT,

And entered upon immediately

A HOUSE consisting of three Rooms on the ground Floor, with Kitchen, back Kitchen, and Offices, four bed Rooms, three Attics, and Servants' Room over the back Kitchen; Stable, coach House, kitchen Garden &c &c with or without 18 Acres of pasture Land. There are fire Grates in most of the Rooms, two kitchen Ranges, and other Fixtures.

For Particulars, apply Mr. ABEL, Northampton; or J. C. MANSEL, Esq. Cosgrove, by Letter, Post paid.


Oxford Journal - Saturday 28 October 1820

FELONY.
TWENTY GUINEAS REWARD.

Horse Stealer absconded.

WHEREAS early in the present month of October a stolen Horse, the property of Mr. W. Atherton, of Rudge Farm, near Ramsbury, in the county of Wilts, was taken to the stable of Mr. Thomas Perkins, innkeeper, at Cosgrove, in the county of Northampton, and there left by a man (who is suspected to have stolen the same) having the appearance of a horse dealer, about 5 feet 4 inches high, aged 25 years, or thereabouts, with light hair and complexion, grey eyes, wide mouth, and broad shoulders ; generally dressed in a long-tailed blue coat, red plush waistcoat, coloured silk handkerchief, cord breeches, and long over-kneed gaiters; and is believed to be a native of Woodstock, in Oxfordshire. Whoever will give such information as may lead to the apprehension of the above described, or any other person or persons who committed the above felony, shall, on his or their conviction, be paid the above reward; Ten Guineas thereof will be paid by the said William Atherton, and the remaining Ten Guineas from the Fund of the Ramsbury Association for the Protection of Property and, Prosecution of Felons.

An accomplice impeaching will be paid the same reward on conviction, and a free pardon granted him.

JAMES RUSSELL, Solicitor, Ravensberg, Oct. 24, 1820. OXFORDSHIRE.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 14 April 1821

THE TOWCESTER TROOP of YEOMANRY CAVALRY, are requested to meet on the MARKET PLACE, in TOWCESTER, on MONDAY the 23rd April, at One o'Clock (with Pistols and Side Arms), and the four following Days, at Eleven o'Clock each Morning, in inspection Order.

JOHN C. MANSEL, Captain.
Cosgrove, April 13, 1821


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 14 April 1821

To SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT,

A DWELLING HOUSE, slated, in complete Repair; consisting of two Parlours, Kitchen, three bed Rooms, and three Attics: Pantry, Cellar, and an excellent Well of Water and Pump; neat Garden in good Order, and about an Acre of rich pasture Land, with fruit Trees, attached to the Garden and House, situate in the pleasant Village of OLD STRATFORD, in the Parish of COSGROVE in the County of Northampton, and within a Quarter of Mile of Stony Stratford.

Apply Mr. ED. TAPP, Old Stratford.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 26 May 1821

NOTICE is hereby given. That the Court Leet and Court Baron of John Christopher Mansel, Lord of the Manor of Cosgrove cum Furtho, in the County of Northampton, will held at the Plough, in Cosgrove aforesaid, on Thursday the 31st Day of May instant, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon, when and where all Tenants of, and Residents within the said Manor, and other Persons owing Suit and Service to the said Court, are required to attend.

And Notice hereby also given.

That the Minister Churchwardens and other Inhabitants of the Parish aforesaid, will meet at the Parish Church there, the said 31st  May instant, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, and from thence proceed to perambulate the Boundaries of the said Parish.

CHAS. MARKHAM,
Steward of the said Court.

Northampton, May 20th, 1821.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 11 August 1821

To be SOLD by AUCTION,

By Mr. ARIS,

On Wednesday the 22nd Day of August instant, at the Sign of the Coffee Pot, in Yardley Gobion, in the County of Northampton, at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon.

The following very desirable freehold Estate situate in POTTERSPURY. YARDLEY GOBION, COSGROVE, and FURTHO, in the County of Northampton, in the following Lots:

Lot 1. A CLOSE of very rich LAND adjoining the Village aforesaid, containing nine Acres (more or less), called the Home Close.

2. A CLOSE very good LAND, lying near YARDLEY aforesaid, containing 18 Acres (more or less), called the Church Way Close.

3. Another CLOSE of very good LAND, Moor End, near YARDLEY aforesaid, containing, nine Acres (more or less), called Hogshead Close.

4. Another CLOSE of very good LAND, in COSGROVE and FURTHO aforesaid, or one of them, containing 13 Acres (more or less), called Cosgrove Field Close.

All the above Lots are very desirably situate very near the Turnpike Road leading from Northampton Stony Stratford, and about two Miles from the latter Place, and five from Towcester, and the whole are now in the Occupation of Mrs. Horton & Son, who will give Possession at Michaelmas next.

5. Several COTTAGES in YARDLEY GOBION, the Particulars of which will be given at the Time of the Sale.

6. Several other COTTAGES, in YARDLEY GOBION, which will be fully described at the Sale

For further Particulars, apply to Mr. HORTON, at Yardley Gobion, or at the Offices of Mr. THOS. HOWES, Solicitor, Northampton.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 11 August 1821

Neat Household Furniture, and other Effects.

To Be SOLD by AUCTION,

JOHN DAY & SON,

On Monday the 20th August, 1821, at the Premises of Mr. Wm. Cherry, Cosgrove, near Stony Stratford, who is removing to a distant Part of the Country.

Comprising Four Post and tent Bedsteads, with morine and other Furnitures, feather Beds, Mattresses, cotton Counterpanes and Blankets, mahogany Chest of Drawers, with Secretary, pier and swing Glasses, mahogany dining, Pembroke, and other tables, Carpets, &c, night Tables, basin Stands, Barometer, Eight-day Clock and Case, 12 Windsor Chairs, mahogany Child's dinner Chair, chamber Chairs, &c; two Office Desks, wine Decanters and Glasses, China and Earthenware, fowling Piece, Carbine, Brace Pistols, cast Net, portable ironing Stove, with Pipes, kitchen Furniture in Pewter, Brass, and Copper, roasting Screen, capital salting Lead, four sweet hogshead beer Casks, three Half hogsheads, brewing and washing Tubs, Buckets, &c. Cooler, dairy Vessels, ironing Board, &c. portable Summer House, five Dozen garden Pots, with choice Shrubs, Flowers, &c.; two Saddles, five Bridles, two Sets of horse Cloths, narrow-wheel Waggon, six-inch Cart, chaff Box, corn Bin, and Ladders, Quantity of Coal, Fagots, Posts and Rails, with numerous other Articles.
The Sale to commence Eleven o'Clock precisely, as the Whole is intended to be sold in one Day.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 25 August 1821

Growing Crops of Corn, the Straw to be taken off the Premises

To be SOLD by AUCTION,

By JOHN DAY & SON,

Monday the 27th of August, 1821, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, the Property of Mr. RICHARD LONGMAN,

Lot I. TWELVE ACRES of WHEAT

Lot 2. EIGHT DITTO BEANS

Lot 3. FIVE DITTO BEANS and PEAS, growing in the Parish of COSGROVE in a Field adjoining the Turnpike Road, near Old Stratford Turnpike Gate. Two Months' Credit will be given for the Wheat approved Security —The Beans and Peas to be paid for before they are taken away.
The Company are requested to meet in the Field at Eleven o Clock, and proceed to Sale.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 29 September 1821

Live and Dead Farming Stock, Dairy and Brewing Vessels, Beer Casks, &c.

To be SOLD by AUCTION,

JOHN DAY & SON,

Monday the 8th day of October 1821, on the Premises at HISWORTH LODGE FARM, in the Parish of COSGROVE, near Stony Stratford, the Property of Mrs. HORN, Widow, who is leaving the Farm,

THE EFFECTS comprise 59 ewe Sheep, 39 Lambs, 18 Shearhogs, and three Tups, one fat Cow, four milking Cows, six Heifers, two yearling Calves, and one Bull, one Mare, a Foal; one other Mare, and one three-year-old Horse; one Sow, with nine Pigs; two Waggons, two six-inch wheel Carts, field Roll, two Pair of Harrows, Ploughs, lead horse Trough, hog Troughs, Ladders, Forks, Rakes, corn Sacks, wind Fan, wire Screen, barn Tackle, Cart Ropes, Horses' Gears, Pair wool Scales, with iron Beam; six-dozen Churn and Frame, new; five milk Leads, with Stands; Buckets and Yoke, Tubs, cream Tins, Scales and Weights, hogshead brewing Copper and Grate, 10 bushel mash Vat, and brewing Tubs, six beer Casks, of one Hogshead each ; Dresser and Shelves, Bedstead and flock Beds, with numerous other Articles.

The Sale to commence with the Farming Stock Eleven o'Clock precisely.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 16 February 1822

To the Debtors and Creditors of THOMAS WARREN, of HARTWELL, in the County of Northampton, Shopkeeper.
The aforesaid THOMAS WARREN hath, by Indenture bearing Date the 6th Day of February instant, assigned all his personal Estate and Effects to Benjamin Warren, of Stony Stratford, in the County Buckingham, Leather Cutter; and John Battams, of Cosgrove, in the said County of Northampton, in trust for equal Benefit of such of his Creditors who shall execute the said Deed Assignment before the 6th Day of March next :

Notice is hereby given.

That the said Deed of Assignment is now remaining with the said John Battams, for Signature by the Creditors who choose to accept the Benefit thereof. And all Persons who stand indebted to the said Thomas Warren, are hereby required to pay the Amount their respective Debts to the said Benjamin Warren or John Battams, within one Month from the Date hereof, or will be sued for the same without further Notice.

By Order of the Assignees, E. A. WORLEY, their Solicitor.

Stony Stratford 9th February 1822


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 20 July 1822

GROWING CROPS of CORN.

To be SOLD by AUCTIO N,

JOHN DAY & SON

Monday next, the 22d July 1822, on the Premises of Mr. WILLIAM WISE, COSGROVE, near Stony Stratford, Bucks

Under an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors

NINETEEN ACRES OF WHEAT,

DITTO BARLEY,

DITTO of OATS,

6 DITTO of BEANS.

The Straw to be spent on the Premises; proper Yards and Barns will be allowed for the same, and two Months' Credit will given on approved joint Security.

The Company is requested to meet the Auctioneers at the Barley Mow Public House, in Cosgrove, at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon precisely, and proceed to Sale immediately.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 01 March 1823

Corn, Hay, Live and Dead Farming Stock,
Dairy Vessels, Household Furniture, &c.
To be SOLD by AUCTION

JOHN DAY & SON

Wednesday the 12th Day of March on the Premises of Mr. KINCH, at COSGROVE, near Stratford, Bucks, who is leaving the Farm.

COMPRISING one large Hovel of Wheat, the Straw to be left on the Premises; upwards of 60 Tons of excellent Hay and Clover, in several Lots, the Whole to be taken off the Premises; Leicester ewe Sheep, with Lambs, and lamb; seven in-calf Cows, two barren Ditto, two Sturks, and three Yearlings, six useful cart Horses and Colts, two Yelts, with Pigs; two in-pig Yelts; one feeding Hog, and one Brawn; one stout Waggon, one six inch-wheel and one narrow-wheel Cart, one field Roll, Ploughs, and Harrows, Gears for six Horses, wind Fan, and barn Tackle, tarpawling Cloth, 10 Dozen of Hurdles, capital hovel Frame, nine stone Posts, and Caps; cow and sheep Cribs, hog Troughs, Ladders, Number of Fowls, Churn, milk Leads, Tubs and Buckets ; Quantity Household Furniture, Bedsteads, Beds, and Bedding; Tables and Chairs, brewing Tubs, beer Casks, and numerous other Articles.
About 70 Acres of meadow and other Keeping, three Lots, to Old Lady Day next.

The Sale to commence with the farming Stock, at Ten o'Clock, the Whole is intended to be sold in one Day.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 03 May 1823

NEAT HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, &c.

To Be SOLD by AUCTION

By JOHN DAY & SON

On the 7th of May, 1823, at the COTTAGE HOUSE, near the Priory, in COSGROVE, near Stony Stratford, the Property of Mr. MORGAN, who is leaving Cosgrove.

THE FURNITURE comprises four post Bedsteads, with neat cotton Furniture : leather Bed, Mattresses, Counterpanes, and Blankets, night table, floor and bedside Carpets, Glasses, two Sets of tea China, Earthenware, Glass, &c. a capital mahogany Bureau, and handsome eight-day Clock, in ornamented Case (both new); a square oak dining Table, and other Tables, Windsor and chamber Chairs; fire Irons, and kitchen Furniture, Quantity Hops, and other Articles.

The Sale to commence at Two o'Clock in the Afternoon precisely.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 24 May 1823

To the House of Correction:

By J. C. Mansel, Esq

Eliz. Price, for twelve months, as a lewd and disorderly woman, having been delivered of a male bastard child, which is chargeable to the parish of Cosgrove.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 12 July 1823

HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, &c.

To be SOLD by AUCTION

JOHN DAY & SON

On Thursday the 17th July, 1823, on the Premises in the late Occupation of Mr PITTAM, deceased, at COSGROVE, near Stratford.

COMPRISING Bedsteads, with Furnitures ; feather Beds, cotton Counterpanes, Quilts and Blankets, Chests of Drawers, mahogany and oak dining, tea, and other Tables; Bureau, China, Glass, Earthenware: kitchen Grate, and kitchen Furniture; tubs, Buckets, and sundry other Articles.
The Sale to commence at Two o'Clock in the Afternoon.


Windsor and Eton Express - Saturday 23 August 1823

A person named Webb, the guard of Packwood's van, was taken before J. C. Mansel, Esq. at Cosgrove, near Stratford, on Tuesday last, and ordered to pay fine of 10s. for beating an infirm old man, the coachman of the van, or to be committed for the assault.


Coventry Herald - Friday 19 March 1824

The following Inquisitions have lately been taken before Robert Weston, Gent, one of his Majesty's Coroners for the county of Northampton:

At Old Stratford, in parish of Cosgrove, on view of the body of Sophia Douglas, who was drowned in the Buckingham arm of the Grand Junction Canal. The deceased was servant  to Mr. Matthew Willison, who keeps the Falcon Public House, Old Stratford, and it is supposed, went to the side of the canal to enquire of the Buckingham Fly Boat (which was then lying there) after her aunt, who lived at Buckingham, and that while leaning over a rail between the towing path and the canal, looking after the boat, her shawl blew off, and that in attempting catch it she overbalanced herself, and fell into the water. There being no direct evidence, however, to prove that fact, the Jury returned a verdict of found drowned.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 22 May 1824

To be SOLD by AUCTION

By JOHN DAY & SON

On Monday the 3lst Day of May, at the House of George Cave, called the Swan, Stony Stratford, in the County of Buckingham, at Seven o'Clock in the Evening, in four Lots, subject to such Conditions as will then and there produced.

Lot 1. All those TWO freehold brick and slate MESSUAGES, COTTAGES, TENEMENTS, and PREMISES, situate in the Market Street, and adjoining the Church Yard STONY STRATFORD aforesaid, and now in the Occupations of John Bolger and John Smith.

Lot 2. All that freehold COTTAGE or TENEMENT, and PREMISES, situate the Street in STONY STRATFORD aforesaid, and now in the Occupation of Joseph Marlow.

Lot 3. All those TWO freehold COTTAGES or TENEMENTS, and PREMISES, situate on the Green, in the Parish of COSGROVE, in the County of Northampton, now in the Occupations of John Atterbury and James Coles.

Lot 4. All those TWO copyhold brick and tile COTTAGES or TENEMENTS, Yards, Garden and Premises, situate near the Market Place, and adjoining the King's Head in STRATFORD aforesaid, in the Occupations of Joseph Fearn and William Stone.

To view the Premises, apply to the respective TENANTS, and for further Particulars, Mr. E. A. WORLEY, Solicitor, Stratford, Bucks

Stony Stratford, 19th May, 1824


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 17 July 1824

To be SOLD by AUCTION,
By JOHN DAY & SON,
Sometime in the Month of August next,

A Very valuable FREEHOLD ESTATE, situate, in the Parishes POTTERSPURY. FURTHOE, COSGROVE, and DEANSH ANGER, the County of Northampton: comprising an excellent  farm House and Homestead, and about 120 ACRES of superior ARABLE and PASTURE in Occupation of Mr. Richard Scrivener.
Further Particulars of the Estate may had on Application Mr. JOHN KEEP, or to Messrs. LUCAS, Solicitors, Newport Pagnell
The Time and Place Sale will appear in a future Paper.


Coventry Herald - Friday 20 August 1824

The following Inquisitions were taken before Robert Weston, Gent, one of the Coroners for Northampton:

At Cosgrove, on view of the body of Joseph Swannville, an old man, aged about 75 years, who fell over the rails of a bridge to the ground, near the canal, and received violent concussion of the brain, which caused his death in a few minutes. Verdict—Accidental.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 02 April 1825

Neat HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE,


Capital Brewing and Dairy Vessels, two Cows, four year-old Mare, in-pig Sow, Waggon, Horse Harness, pig and Harness, corn Bins, Ladders, Pig Troughs, Saddles and Bridles, cucumber Frames, hand Glasses, Garden Tools, and various other Articles.

To be SOLD by AUCTION

JOHN DAY & SON

Thursday, April the 7th, 1825, and the following Day if necessary, on the Premises, at the GREEN BRIDGE, on the Grand Junction Canal, in the Parish of COSGROVE, near Stony Stratford, the Property of Mr. CHAMBERLAIN, who has taken the White Horse Inn, in Stony Stratford:

THE FURNITURE comprises Bedsteads with Furnitures, feather Beds, Mattress, Counterpanes, Quilts, and Blankets, Chests of Drawers, Tables and Chairs, pier and swing Glasses, clock-face Barometer (by Tarelli) ; Pianoforte, handsome Brussels Carpet, equal to new, 13 Feet by 11 Feet; smaller Carpets China, Glass, and Earthenware, capital double-barrel Gun, Pair of stout Pistols, with Bayonets to the same; Timepiece, in marble Frame; Fenders and fire Irons, kitchen Furniture general; excellent brewing Vessels, such as eight-bushel mash Vat, new Cooler, and brewing Tubs to correspond, four sweet hogshead beer Casks, and several smaller Casks, Churn, milk Kivers, and other dairy Vessels, one four-year-old Mare, two Scotch Cows, one in-pig Sow, one Waggon, with iron Arms (nearly new); new chaff Box, horse Harness, corn Bins, ladders and pig Troughs, Saddles and Bridles, side Saddle, and Pillion, Gig and Harness capital cucumber Frame, with Lights; hand Glasses, and garden Tools; new flue Net, 16 Yards wide, 2 Yards deep, with other fishing Nets, and various other Articles.
The above-mentioned Effects in general are in good Preservation, and worth the Attention of the Public.

The Sale will commence at Eleven o'Clock precisely, and much as possible will be sold the first Day.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 23 July 1825

Saturday last, an inquisition was taken at Cosgrove, before Robert Weston, Gent, one of his Majesty's coroners for this county, view of the body of William Durrant, who, with two other men was employed the preceding evening in building a hay rick in that parish. One the men pitched the hay to the other who was on ladder, and forwarded it to the deceased, who was on the rick,30 feet from the ground, and when they had done, the deceased, instead of waiting for the ladder to get down, leaped from the rick on a small load of hay, from which fell to the ground and broke his neck, which caused his instant death.—Verdict Accidental.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 29 October 1825

SACRILEGE

TWENTY POUNDS REWARD.

WHEREAS some Person or Persons did, between the Evening of Sunday 16th October and the following Thursday, feloniously BREAK OPEN and ENTER the PARISH CHURCH of COSGROVE, in the county of Northampton, and STEAL, TAKE, and CARRY AWAY

Four Octavo Prayer Books,

(Oxford Edition) nearly new, from Pew of the Right Honorable Lord LYNEDOCH ; two of which were bound in red, and the other two in blue Morocco Leather.—Also,

TWO BIBLES and SIX PRAYER BOOKS

From the Rector's Pew, and several Prayer Books and
Bibles from other Parts of the Church.

Whoever will give Information of the Offender or Offenders, that he or they may brought to Justice and convicted of the said Offence, shall, on his or their Conviction, receive a Reward of TWENTY POUNDS from the Churchwardens of the said Parish of Cosgrove.

 J. F. CONGREVE, their Solicitor.

Stony Stratford, 24th October 1825

N.B. A Man very shabby Dress and suspicious Appearance, standing about five Feet five Inches high, and shout thirty years of Age, was observed to loiter about the Church Yard of Cosgrove, Sunday, 16th Instant, and was seen there again the next Morning.


Northampton Mercury 26th November 1825

To Tailors and Shoemakers

The Parish officers of Cosgrove with to PUT OUT A BOY AS AN APPRENTICE to either of the above Trades. The Master must be of the Church of England. – Apply – (If by Letter, Post paid), to Mr JOSEPH KINCH, Cosgrove, near Stony Stratford.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 15 April 1826

TO SCHOOLMASTERS

ANY PERSON wishing to ESTABLISH a SCHOOL will find an excellent opening in the Parish of COSGROVE Northamptonshire.

There is a school Room ready to be entered upon; and also a large Desk and several Forms, which may be taken at a Valuation.

For further Particulars inquire of Mr PAYNE at Cosgrove aforesaid; or W. NIXON, Printer &c. at Stony Stratford Bucks.


Northampton Mercury 14th May 1826

Marriage

On Thursday the 12th instant, at Cosgrove, by the Rev John Graham, Mr D Nixon, surgeon, of Stony Stratford, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr Durham, of Old Stratford.


Morning Chronicle - Thursday 03 August 1826

EXECUTION.

Yesterday morning the awful sentence of the law was carried into effect upon the person of Charles Collison, alias Butcher, aged 33, who was convicted of sheep stealing upon the clearest evidence, at the Old Bailey, at the last June Sessions. For a considerable time after his conviction, the unhappy man buoyed himself up with a hope that the sentence passed upon him would be commuted, and he frequently impugned the verdict of the Jury by a declaration of his innocence, and in this he persisted for a considerable time after the awful warrant of death arrived.

Every investigation has been made by the Sheriffs, and agents, who are laudably employed on such occasions by the Secretary of State, and every step in the investigation proved more and more confirmatory of the prisoner's guilt. We have never heard that he denied having been a participant in this, but his plea was, that he did not steal the animals.

in order to bring him to a proper sense of his guilt, against the impossibility of escaping its consequences, the Ordinary of the Prison, Mr. Baker, and other religions persons (Among whom Mr. Sheriff Kelly was the foremost), frequently exhorted him not to add his crime to the damaging sin of falsehood. He was reminded of the following passage in Holy Writ, "He that covereth his sin shall not prosper, but he that confesseth and forsaketh his sin shall find mercy." This (and similar declarations) made a forcible impression on his mind; so that, in the end, he was led to make a tacit acknowledgment of his guilt.

Yesterday morning, at six o'clock, Mr. Baker and another layman, named Williams, attended upon the prisoner, in the condemned room, when they were thankfully received both by Butcher, and his companion, Fordham, who is ordered for execution on Monday next. These gentlemen read suitable passages of Scripture, and engaged in prayer and religious discourse until the arrival of the Ordinary. Butcher appeared to be in a tranquil state of mind, except at intervals, when the remembrance of those relatives from whom he was about to be cut off, called forth pungent feelings, which were allayed by a copious flood of tears. The ill-fated young man, who formerly lived in the family of Mr. Isitt, of Bedford, a pious man of the Wesleyan persuasion, appeared to have correct notions of the Protestant faith; and, in apparent good earnest, sought divine forgiveness through the medium pointed out in the Gospel. After expressing his gratitude to the Rev. Ordinary and his religious friends, he betook himself to private prayer, and then gave some directions relative to his friends. After this the sacrament was administered, and the prisoner joined in the devotion with great pathos. The interview between the malefactor and Mr. Isitt was truly affecting, because they appear to have entertained a previous predilection in favour of each other. The prisoner listened with earnestness to the religious advice that gentleman gave him, and begged that he would present his kind remembrance to his afflicted mother, who resides in Buckinghamshire. When the clock struck seven, the prisoner was reminded that he had only an hour to live, and exhorted to apply his mind to devotional matters, and abstract it from the things of the world he was so soon to quit. A little before the officer of justice arrived, the unfortunate man turned to his companion (Fordham), and shook him cordially by the hand, and implored him to spend his few remaining days in religious exercises, at the same time expressing an earnest hope that they should meet in Heaven. Fordham was deeply affected.

When the prisoner was removed to the press-room to be pinioned, he went up to the Sheriff, and thanked him and Mr. Wontnor for their many kindnesses. The worthy Sheriff exhorted the unhappy object of his charge to rely upon the mercy of God through Christ. The prisoner said "He is all my desire; I hope He will be my salvation." As the moments of death approached, the prisoner appeared to gather additional firmness, and he prayed loudly and earnestly, until his voice and his sufferings were terminated by the fall of the platform, which launched him into eternity.

The ill fated man is the son of respectable parents, and his afflicted sister keeps an Inn on the West Chester road. He had been previously tried at the Old Bailey upon a similar charge, and acquitted; yesterday he assured Mr. Isitt he was not guilty of that crime. He wrote several letters yesterday morning, which show that the unfortunate man possessed considerable ability, and the contrition they  breathe are convincing proofs of his penitence.

On Sunday, Mr. Sheriff Kelly presented him with a book of prayers used by the members of the Established Church, in which he inscribed his name. This book the prisoner presented, just before his execution, to Mr. Isitt (his late employer), with the following inscription we were desired to transcribe - "The Gift of Sheriff Kelly to Charles Collison, Butcher, July  30, 1826, who was born at Cosgrove, Northamptonshire, Oct. 19 1713, & was executed at the front of Newgate. Aug. 2,1826. This is a gift from Charles Collison to John Isitt, of Bedford, as a token of respect. Aug. 2, 1826.


“Tell me, ye knowing and discerning few,
Where I may find a friend both firm and true,
Who dare stand by me when in deep distress,
And then his love and friendship most express."

The following letter was written on Saturday last, by the It prisoner, and addressed to Mr. Isitt, his late master, which was read on Sunday evening, in the Methodist Chapel, at Bedford, which produced considerable effect, as the unfortunate writer was formerly known and respected in that town:- it reads

"Cells of Newgate, Saturday, July 28, 1826.

"DEAR FRIENDS

I am sorry, indeed, very sorry to relate to you my unfortunate situation, but hope that God has ordered it for the best, and no doubt for the wisest purpose, for God above is a better Judge than I am for myself. I put my whole trust in him, as I well know that I am a vile sinner, but I look for forgiveness of all the sins that I have committed. I am ordered for execution on Wednesday morning next, and I am assured that you will pray for me, and I particularly wish your friends and congregation at the Chapel will offer your prayers to God to assist me in my trouble. I wish it to be publicly known as a caution to all young people, and particularly as seen, no doubt, know and remember me. If I had taken the advice you and your late poor dear wife gave me, I should not have brought myself and my friends into so much disgrace, but I see my error now it is too late. "I am not unaware that you acted toward me as a father and dear friend as well as a master, and directed me to the path into which I should have went; but alas I was blind, totally blind. If I had now the opportunity of kneeling down with you in that comfortable house which you provided for me, I would give the world for the privilege were it possible. It you have any young man living with you in the situation I once enjoyed (filled), let him read this, and read it seriously, and then I trust to God that he will think that he has a home - such a home as I have never had since I left you, and my dying prayers will be that God will make you amends. This unfortunate news (alluding to the Recorder's Report) came on Thursday evening, and I should have written before, but have been otherwise employed, as we have three religious persons attend us (referring to Fordham his fellow convict). I could use a quire of paper, but I hope you will excuse my writing more in expressing my sincere thanks to you. Pray remember me to all your family; I dare say Elizabeth, and perhaps James, may remember me. I wish to hear from you by return of post, and beg you to state my real character during in the time I was in your service, as the letter (your answer) will be read by the persons who attend me. I hope you will comply with my request to tomorrow morning, & hope that the chapel may be filled with people, as it may be a warning to them to avoid the way of destruction, and thereby bring themselves and families into disgrace, as I have done. Please to write so that I may have the letter on Monday.

Yours , and unfortunate ,
CHAS. COLLISON.
“P. S. - Direct to Charles Butcher, Condemned Cells, Newgate.
" To Mr. Isitt, Butcher, Bedford.


Northampton Mercury 26th August 1826

Birth

A few days ago, at Cosgrove Rectory, the Lady of the Rev H Mansel, of a son.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 25 August 1827

Commitments: To the House of Correction. —By Rev. H. L. Mansel, Richard Dodd, otherwise Hitchen, for six months, having been convicted taking and destroying, or attempting to take and destroy the fish in the Grand Junction Canal, in the parish of Cosgrove.


Northampton Mercury  20 October 1827

Northampton Quarter Sessions

Six months: William Smith, for stealing five stocks of bees, value £5, the property of Luke Stuchbery of Cosgrove.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 10 November 1827

MARRIAGE

On the 23rd ult, at Cosgrove church, in this county, by Rev. H. L. Mansel, Matthias March, Esq. Russian Vice-Consul, at Gosport, to Anna-Maria, widow of the late Mr. Edward Tapp, of Old Stratford.


Northampton Mercury 1st March 1828

Richard Tarry, & Joseph Gear, for assaulting Jas Smith upon the King’s Highway, at Cosgrove, and robbing him of 6s 9d and a pocket knife.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 08 March 1828

James Neale, aged 21, for stealing, at Cosgrove, five stocks of bees, the property Luke Stuchbery. Verdict —Guilty Sentence—Fourteen Years Transportation.


Northampton Mercury 10th May 1828

FARMING STOCK &C

COSGROVE PRIORY

To be SOLD BY AUCTION

By Mr Durham

On the premises of Lord Lynedoch, at Cosgrove Priory, near Stony Stratford, on Wednesday the 14th Day of May 1828.

CONSISTING of five Horses, three cows, hay-making and chaff-cutting Machines, Rolls, Ploughs, Harrows, narrow-wheel Wagon, Carts, and farming Implements in general.

Also a capital single horse Chaise and Harness, brewing Utensils, garden Roll, turn-over garden Seats, gardening Utensils, hand Glasses, Cucumber Frames and lights, sea-kale Pots, and many other Articles which will be set forth in Catalogues, to be had at the Inns in the Neighbourhood; of Mr Walker, on the Premises; and of Mr Durham, Surveyor &c. Old Stratford.


Northampton Mercury 7th June 1828

TO FOX HUNTERS

COSGROVE PRIORY

Late the Residence of the Right Hon. Lord LYNEDOCH

To Be LET

And entered upon immediately

THE HOUSE consists of five best bed Rooms and good Attics, good Offices, two small drawing Rooms, dining Room and Gentleman’s Room; Stabling and Boxes for 20 Horses, with all the Appurtenances requisite for Hunting Stables; Coach Houses, Head Groom House, &c, &c, all new; Paddock and Sheds, for breeding or lame Hunters; Farmyards and Hovels, with 70 ACRES of Meadow and Pasture Land, and about 10 ACRES of ARABLE.

The House is now furnished, and the Furniture may be taken at a Valuation, if required. Any part of the Land, not less than about 23 Acres, may be Let with the House.

For Particulars, inquire of RICHARD KITELEE, Castlethorpe, Esquire; J. C. MANSEL, of Cosgrove, Esquire; or Mr SMITHSON, at the Mercury Printing Office, Parade, Northampton.

A LEASE will be granted if required.

Cosgrove, near Stony Stratford.


Windsor and Eton Express - Saturday 02 August 1828

On the 25th ult. Margaret Perkins, of Cosgrove, in the county of Northampton, landlady of the Barley Mow public-house, was convicted before the Rev. Henry Quartley and the Rev. Loraine Loraine Smith, in the penalty of 50s and costs, for having on the 5th ult, kept open her house till a late hour of the night and thereby committed breach of the conditions of her recognizance.—Publicans are liable to a penalty of £5 for the first offence of this nature, of £10 for the second, and of £100 for the third, when they become also disabled to hold license for three years.


Northampton Mercury 23rd August 1828

Commitments. To the County Gaol. By J. C. Mansel, Esq. William Howells, for three months, for divers misdemeanours, particularly in neglecting his work, and exposing to great injury, at Cosgove, the property of his master, William Thomas, of London.


Northampton Mercury 9th August 1828

Birth

On the 19th instant, at Cosgrove Rectory, the Lady of the Rev H L Mansel, of a daughter.


Northampton Mercury 13th September 1828

Game List

Chase, John Woodford, Cosgrove


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 13 September 1828

Commitments to the County Gaol: —By J. C. Mansel, Esq. John Parrott, for refusing to indemnify the parish of Cosgrove in a case of bastardy, and for not entering into recognizance to appear at the next Sessions.


Northampton Mercury 22nd November 1828

Cosgrove Priory

Late the Residence of the Right Hon. Lord LYNEDOCH

To Be LET

The House consists of five best bed Rooms, good Attics, and complete Offices, two drawing Rooms and dining Room, coach Houses, saddle Room, Blackmith’s shop, Stabling and Boxes for 20 Horses, with every Requisite for a Family and Fox Hunters.

For Particulars, inquire, Post Paid, of R. KITELEE, Esq. Castle Thorpe; J. C. MANSEL, Esq.  Cosgrove, Stony Stratford; T. H. BUDD, Esq, Redford Row, London; and Mr SMITHSON, Printing Office, Northampton.

A Lease may be had, if required.

Cosgrove, Nov 15 1828.


Northampton Mercury 4th April 1829

To be let or Sold by Private Contract

A COMFORTABLE FREEHOLD RESIDENCE, Stone built and Slated, situate at OLD STRATFORD in the Parish of COSGROVE, in the County of Northampton, late in the Occupation of Mrs Greaves, deceased. – The House is most pleasantly situated, fronting the Holyhead Road, and consists of two Parlours, Kitchen, back Kitchen, and Brewhouse, four sleeping Rooms, and other Conveniences, and there is a good Garden adjoining.

The Premises are in excellent Repair, and immediate Possession may be had.

For a View of the Premises apply to Mr DURHAM, Old Stratford, and to treat for the same, to him or to Mr CONGREVE, Solicitor, Stony Stratford; if by Letter, Post paid.


Leamington Spa Courier - Saturday 01 August 1829

Thomas White, charged with assaulting, at Cosgrove, Ann Swannell, a girl under years of age, was remanded till assizes.


Northampton Mercury 10th October 1829

Household Furniture &c

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION

By John Day, Jun.

On Tuesday the 13th of October 1829 (instead of Monday as before advertised), on the Premises of the late Mr THOS. PERKINS, the BARLEY MOW INN, COSGROVE, Northamptonshire.

Comprising four-post, tent and other Bedsteads, with and without Furnitures; seasoned feather and flock Beds, Counterpanes, Quilts and Blankets; dining tea and other Tables; chamber and other Chairs, Kettles, Pots, Tubs and Buckets, with various other Effects.

The Sale to commence at Ten o’clock.


Northampton Mercury 14th May 1826

Marriage

On Thursday the 12th instant, at Cosgrove, by the Rev John Graham, Mr D Nixon, surgeon, of Stony Stratford, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr Durham, of Old Stratford.


Northampton Mercury 26th August 1826

Birth

A few days ago, at Cosgrove Rectory, the Lady of the Rev H Mansel, of a son.


Northampton Mercury  20th  October 1827

Northampton Quarter Sessions

Six months: William Smith, for stealing five stocks of bees, value £5, the property of Luke Stuchbery of Cosgrove.


Northampton Mercury 1st March 1828

Richard Tarry, aged 30, & Joseph Gear, aged 27, for assaulting Jas Smith upon the King’s Highway, at Cosgrove, and robbing him of 6s 9d and a pocket knife. – Aquitted.


Northampton Mercury 10th May 1828

FARMING STOCK &C

COSGROVE PRIORY

To be SOLD BY AUCTION

By Mr Durham

On the premises of Lord Lynedoch, at Cosgrove Priory, near Stony Stratford, on Wednesday the 14th Day of May 1828.

Consisting of five Horses, three cows, hay-making and chaff-cutting Machines, Rolls, Ploughs, Harrows, narrow-wheel Wagon, Carts, and farming Implements in general.

Also a capital single horse Chaise and Harness, brewing Utensils, garden Roll, turn-over garden Seats, gardening Utensils, hand Glasses, Cucumber Frames and lights, sea-kale Pots, and many other Articles which will be set forth in Catalogues, to be had at the Inns in the Neighbourhood; of Mr Walker, on the Premises; and of Mr Durham, Surveyor &c. old Stratford.


Northampton Mercury 7th June 1828

TO FOX HUNTERS

COSGROVE PRIORY

Late the Residence of the Right Hon. Lord LYNEDOCH

To Be LET

And entered upon immediately

The House consists of five best bed Rooms and good Attics, good Offices, two small drawing Rooms, dining Room and Gentleman’s Room; Stabling and Boxes for 20 Horses, with all the Appurtenances requisite for Hunting Stables; Coach Houses, Head Groom House, &c, &c, all new; Paddock and Sheds, for breeding or lame Hunters; Farmyards and Hovels, with 70 ACRES of Meadow and Pasture Land, and about 10 ACRES of ARABLE.

The House is now furnished, and the Furniture may be taken at a Valuation, if required. Any part of the Land, not less than about 23 Acres, may be Let with the House.

For Particulars, inquire of RICHARD KITELEE, Castlethorpe, Esquire; J C Mansel, of Cosgrove, Esquire; or Mr Smithson, at the Mercury Printing Office, Parade, Northampton.

A Lease will be granted if required.

Cosgrove, near Stony Stratford.


Northampton Mercury 23rd August 1828

Birth

On the 19th instant, at Cosgrove Rectory, the Lady of the Rev H L Mansel, of a daughter.


Northampton Mercury 13th September 1828

Game List

Chase, John Woodford, Cosgrove


Northampton Mercury 22nd November 1828

Cosgrove Priory

Late the Residence of the Right Hon. Lord LYNEDOCH

To Be LET

THE HOUSE consists of five best bed Rooms, good Attics, and complete Offices, two drawing Rooms and dining Room, coach Houses, saddle Room, Blackmith’s shop, Stabling and Boxes for 20 Horses, with every Requisite for a Family and Fox Hunters.

For Particulars, inquire, Post Paid, of R. KITELEE, Esq. Castle Thorpe; J. C. MANSEL, Esq.  Cosgrove, Stony Stratford; T H BUDD, Esq, Redford Row, London; and Mr SMITHSON, Printing Office, Northampton.

A Lease may be had, if required.

Cosgrove, Nov 15 1828.


Northampton Mercury 4th April 1829

To be let or Sold by Private Contract

A COMFORTABLE FREEHOLD RESIDENCE, Stone built and Slated, situate at OLD STRATFORD in the Parish of COSGROVE, in the County of Northampton, late in the Occupation of Mrs Greaves, deceased. – The House is most pleasantly situated, fronting the Holyhead Road, and consists of two Parlours, Kitchen, back Kitchen, and Brewhouse, four sleeping Rooms, and other Conveniences, and there is a good Garden adjoining.

The Premises are in excellent Repair, and immediate Possession may be had.

For a View of the Premises apply to Mr DURHAM, Old Stratford, and to treat for the same, to him or to Mr CONGREVE, Solicitor, Stony Stratford; if by Letter, Post paid.


Northampton Mercury 10th October 1829

Household Furniture &c

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION

By John Day, Jun.

On Tuesday the 13th of October 1829 (instead of Monday as before advertised), on the Premises of the late Mr THOS. PERKINS, the BARLEY MOW INN, COSGROVE, Northamptonshire.

Comprising four-post, tent and other Bedsteads, with and without Furnitures; seasoned feather and flock Beds, Counterpanes, Quilts and Blankets; dining tea and other Tables; chamber and other Chairs, Kettles, Pots, Tubs and Buckets, with various other Effects.

The Sale to commence at Ten o’clock.