Cosgrove Newspaper Reports 1830 - 1839

News from the Front

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 27 February 1830

There are prisoners for trial, viz.: — Thomas White, aged 24, charged with feloniously assaulting at Cosgrove, Ann Swannell, a girl under the age of ten years.

Morning Post - Monday 08 March 1830

MIDLAND ClRCUlT— (Northampton.) Thomas White, aged twenty-four, charged with feloniously assaulting, at Cosgrove, Ann Swannell, a girl under the age of ten years. — Death. — Left for execution.

Morning Post - Monday 22 March 1830

Yesterday (19th) Thomas White was executed on the New Drop, in the county gaol yard, in this town, pursuant to the sentence passed upon him at the late Assizes, for violating Ann Swannell, a child under the age of ten years, at Cosgrove, near Stony Stratford.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 15 May 1830

Commitments.— To the. House of Correction. By T. S. W. Samwell, Esq. Thomas Labrum, for three months, for not performing an order of filiation made in a case of bastardy for the relief of the parish of Cosgrove.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 12 June 1830


A Good MOVEABLE GRANARY, capable of holding from 80 to 100 Quarters Corn ; Bins, and all complete.
To be seen by application to Mrs. WALKER, Cosgrove Priory ; or Mr. GlBBS, Cosgrove.
A Quantity of good HAY also to be SOLD.

June 8th, 1830

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 31 July 1830

Commitment to the County Gaol

By the Rev. H. L. Mansel, David Tapp, late of Cosgrove, for three months, under the game laws.

Northampton Mercury 13 November 1830

To the House of Correction.

By the Rev. H. L. Mansel, Mary Gostick, for two months, for wilfully wasting and spoiling certain materials for making lace, entrusted to her care in the house of industry (where she was an inmate) at Cosgrove. By T.S.W.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 19 February 1831

To the House of Correction.

By J. C. Mansel, Esq. and the Rev. H. L. Mansel, Mary Gostick, for two months, for assaulting Susanna Gostick, of Cosgrove.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 29 October 1831

By J. C. Mansel, Esq. and the Rev. H. L. Mansel, Clerk, Stephen Meakins, for three months, and to find sureties, himself in £10, and two at £5 each, for entering an inclosed land called Brownswood, in the parish of Cosgrove, on the 20th instant, in the night time, armed with a gun, for the purpose of destroying game.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 14 April 1832

An open sow, of the spotted breed, fed by Mr. Wm Branstone [Branson], of Cosgrove, in this county, was last week slaughtered by Mr.Thos. Swannell, Butcher, of the same place, the inside fat of which was found to be of the extraordinary weight of 60 lbs.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 29 September 1832

Saturday last was gathered from an apple tree, the property of Mr. Robert Pittam, at Cosgrove, in this county, five apples, measuring 63 inches and a half round, and weighing 4lbs. 1oz.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 15 December 1832

To the House of Correction.— By the Rev. Henry Quartley, John Gostick, for two months, for wilfully destroying a fence at Cosgrove.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 15 December 1832


SlR, Having by accidentally, favoured with the perusal a pamphlet upon the Corn Question, which I am told is likely to circulate through this county, I beg to offer for the consideration of men of plain sense, a few remarks which occurred to me at the time of reading the pamphlet, in the hope that the calm discussion of this and every other subject which can be brought to the test of reason, will be found to be the surest mode of arriving at the truth.

Cosgrove Priory. W. L. Moorsom.

Notes a few leading points in Pamphlet entitled "An Invitation to the People of England to inquire whether it is, most advantageous to have Wheat at 7s. 6d. or 5s. per bushel by John Cooper.
The real question which the people of England desire to inquire into is, whether it be either just or politic that they shall be compelled to buy corn at the shop of John Bull only, when they are desirous of purchasing the same article at  sundry other shops, where it is to be had on what the people England conceive to be better terms. But, to examine the “Invitation " on its own grounds.
(1) . At page 5, is statement showing the value of the annual produce of five hundred acres of land," when wheat at 7s. 6d. per bushel, and the value of the same produce when wheat is at 5s. per bushel.
The case taken is that of a farm of average fertility, under  forced culture: that to say, under culture forced in so far foreign competition the supply of farm produce raised upon more fertile lands, is restricted from entry into the English market.
If the restriction be taken off, it is evident that the lands thus forced into culture will either gradually appropriated to other kinds of culture, or to other kinds of profitable employment, that they will added to the eight millions of uncultivated and unprofitable acres, at present existing in England and Wales. In either case, only the more fertile lands will be left under cultivation similar to the present, and will be proportionally more productive with less cost incurred the cultivation. The “statement showing the value the annual produce" therefore rests upon fallacy.
(2). At pages 8 and 9, "It is thus made clear that the labourer would not be benefitted by the price of wheat falling.”
The fallacy here lies in assuming that the wages of labour will fall in the same proportion as the price of wheat. It is evident that foreign wheat will only come into the English market when the Englishman can get more of it for his labour than the same labour will obtain of English wheat. It appears therefore to be “clear that the labourer would be benefitted," not necessarily the “fall of price " but the circumstance of getting more for the same labour than he can get at present.
(3). At page 12 the gross produce of farm under the restrictive system is stated at £2,475 per annum, and it is insisted that a removal of the restriction would lower the price of the produce on the same farm to £1,650. Hence it is asserted that "decrease of circulating capital,'' and other disastrous consequences, would follow.
If it could exclude all the wines of France and Spain, could erect hot-houses to cover our own vineyards, force grapes of high flavor, and thus produce our own wines, what an amazing “circulating capital " would thus be " increased'' among the wine growers ! What is attempted (by the Author of the  “Invitation") to be set up is, that the difference of amount between the two examples of the values the  farm produce (viz. the difference between £2,475 and £1650 annually), is a dead loss to the nation. What is kept out of sight is that under a removal of the restrictive system, the difference remains in the nation's pocket, after getting the same quantity of corn that the nation had before ; and the nation will doubtless exchange this difference for other articles of necessity and luxury. Where is the "circulating capital thus decreased"? In the event of the restrictive system being abolished, this difference may also in common justice be applied to the relief of any burdens of taxation which the agriculturists can clearly show to be borne exclusively by themselves.
(4). At page 15 it is gratuitously asserted that upon the abolition of the restrictive system, " the quantity of manufactured goods consumed would less," and that “they are false hopes to expect that the foreign trade is to support Birmingham, &c. when it is acknowledged by the most zealous friends of free trade, that the home consumption is four-fifths of the manufacture "
The home consumption is about three-fourths in value of the total manufactures of the United Kingdom: and if all other classes of the nation could exclude foreign production as effectually as the agriculturists have excluded foreign corn, the home consumption would be in a fair way to present a far larger proportion to the total amount of production.
What is intended (by the author of the " Invitation") to be set up is, that the agriculturists would have less surplus produce to exchange (see Note 1), for manufactured goods, the total consumption of, or market for those goods would be less than before. This is not very logical, but the author's position may stated thus:
The agricultural classes of all kinds who will be affected (as is asserted), amount of income, by the abolition of their present monopoly, comprise about one-third of the home consumers. The home consumption is about three-fourths of the total manufacture. One-third of three-fourths is equivalent to one-fourth of the whole manufacture, to which amount is asserted that the market for manufactured goods will experience contraction.
The fallacy of this assertion is sufficiently evident, from the remarks contained in Notes 1 and 3, but, if we admit the position above stated, it must also be shown by the author of the " Invitation," that the appetites of the people of England will contract in like proportion with the asserted diminution of exchangeable produce for; if those appetites remain the same, it evident that corn will be required to gratify them equally under a free trade as under a monopoly, and unless foreigners give us corn for nothing, we shall have to give them manufactures of some kind in return. The assertion of the author of the "Invitation" amounts to this: "If foreigners would give us corn for nothing, we should be worse off than if were without any corn at all."
Cosgrove, 11th Dec. 1832. M.
+ Comber's Tables of Agriculture.
M'Culloch's Commercial Dictionary, 1832. Articles: Cotton, Wool, Hardware, Linen, &c. taken from Parliamentary papers.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 15 June 1833

Valuable and desirable FREEHOLD ESTATE situate at Old Stratford, Cosgrove, and Furtho, in the county of Northampton, and Calverton, in the county of Buckingham.



On Monday the 1st July, 1833, at the Falcon Inn, Old Stratford, at Four o'clock in the afternoon, in the following Lots and subject to such conditions as shall be then and there produced.

Lot 1. ALL that old-established and well-accustomed PUBLIC HOUSE, called the FALCON, now in full trade, situate at Old Stratford, in the county of Northampton, on the West Chester Road; large yard and excellent stables for 24 horses, and granaries over the same, which will store from 200 to 300 quarters of corn; and every other requisite and convenient out-building, together with a productive walled in garden; and also the SADDLE and HARNESS MAKER'S SHOP, and two COTTAGES adjoining in the occupation of Matthew Willison.

The house is most advantageously situated, commanding an extensive view over the town of Stony Stratford, the roads from which to Northampton, Buckingham, and Towcester running immediately past it. The Buckingham branch of the Grand Junction Canal also runs up to the back of the premises.

Lot 2. All that new erected brick and tiled MESSUAGE or TENEMENT, together with the yard, garden, barn, and other out-buildings situate near Lot 1, now in the occupation of William Kightley.

Lot 3. All those four MESSUAGES, COTTAGES, or TENEMENT, with a garden behind the same, and two stables at each end, adjoining Lot 2, now in the several tenures or occupations of Charlotte Sherwood, Robert Hartley, Thomas Smith, and Daniel Smith, at yearly rents amounting £15 and upwards.

Lot 4. All that MESSUAGE or TENEMENT with the stable, yard, garden, and buildings thereto belonging, situate at Calverton, in the county of Buckingham, adjoining the Old Royal Oak, now in the tenure or occupation of George Wilmer.

Lot 5. All that Close of excellent PASTURE LAND, situate in the parish of Cosgrove, in the county of Northampton, containing 5a. 2r. 4p. called Windmill Close, now in the tenure or occupation of Matthew Willison.

Lot 6. All that close, piece, or parcel, of MEADOW GROUND, situate in the hamlet of Furtho, in the parish of Cosgrove aforesaid, containing four acres or thereabouts, now also in the tenure or occupation of Matthew Willison.

Lot 7. All that close, piece, parcel of capital PASTURE LAND, adjoining the West Chester Road, in the said hamlet of Furtho, called Cosgrove Close, containing 10a. 2r. 0p. or thereabouts, and now also in the tenure or occupation of Matthew Willison.

Lot 8. All that close, plot, or parcel of PASTURE LAND, situate in the parish of Cosgrove aforesaid, bounded by the collateral cut from the Grand Junction Canal, to Buckingham, containing two acres or thereabouts, now also in the occupation of Matthew Willison.

This lot is most eligibly situated for a Wharf, or Warehouse for carrying on any business connected with the canal.

The above estates are most desirable either for investment or occupation; the poor rates in the hamlet of Furtho are extremely low.

For a view of the Estate apply on the premises, and for further particulars, to Mr. William Green, or Mr. Joseph Clare, both of Stony Stratford, to Mr. Joseph Kinch, of Cosgrove, to Mr. E. A. Worley, Solicitor, Stony Stratford.

To the Debtors and Creditors MATTHEW WILLISON, of OLD STRATFORD, in the parish of Cosgrove, in the county of Northampton, Victualler. W HEREAS the said MATTHEW WILLISON hath by Indentures of Lease and Release and Assignment bearing date the seventh and eight days of June instant, conveyed and assigned all his real and personal Estate and Effects unto William Green,-of Stony Stratford, in the county of Buckingham, Butcher, Joseph Clare, of the same place, Innkeeper, and Joseph Kinch, of Cosgrove aforesaid, Gentleman, in trust for the equal benefit of the Creditors of the said Matthew Willison, who shall execute the said deed of assignment or before the 8th day of August next; Notice is therefore hereby given, that the said deed of assignment is now lying at the office of Mr. Edward Augustine Worley, Solicitor, Stony Stratford, for the signatures of such of the creditors of the said Matthew Willison, who may be willing to accept of a dividend to arise from the sale of his said real and personal Estate and Effects, and who are requested at the same time to deliver in an account of their respective demands; and all persons who stand indebted to the said Matthew Willison are hereby required to pay their respective debts to the said William Green, Joseph Clare, and Joseph Kinch, or the said E. A. Worley, or either of them, without delay, or they will be sued for the same without further notice. By order of the Trustees, E. A. WORLEY, their Solicitor. Stony Stratford, June 12th 1833.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 06 July 1833


MR. HENRY MANSEL, Mr. FRANKLIN, and their Tenants, who have suffered the Destructive FIRE at on Saturday last, beg to return their sincere thanks to the inhabitants both of Cosgrove the neighbourhood, for their ready and able assistance on that occasion. 'The active help and kind feeling shown by all classes will always be remembered by them with pleasure and gratitude. Cosgrove, July 1st, 1833.

The Northampton Mercury  July 13th 1833


THE INHABITANTS of NORTHAMPTON and the COUNTY generally are respectfully and earnestly requested to CONTRIBUTE to the RELIEF of the SUFFERERS by the above Calamity, Particulars of which may be seen at the Banks of Messrs. Percival, and Mr. Whitworth, where Subscriptions are kindly received.

Oxford Journal - Saturday 13 July 1833


An alarming fire broke out at Cosgrove, Northamptonshire, on Saturday morning, at about half past ten o'clock. It originated through the foulness of a chimney in a house occupied by a person named Browning, and the wind blowing almost a hurricane at the time, it set fire to the thatch of the house, which was soon in flames. The two houses adjoining luckily escaped the conflagration; but it very singularly communicated to the third house and two others adjoining, belonging to poor persons, and which were speedily consumed. It then continued its ravages to Mr. Henry Foster’s farm yard, having caught a barn which contained between five and six tons of wood, and the farm-house, together with the hovels and barns, two carts, and upwards of 20 tons of hay were entirely destroyed. Such was the rapidity of the flames that the houses and out-buildings were burnt to the ground in less than an hour; and it was with great difficulty that a man named Hounslow was taken out of one of the houses, as he lay very ill, and, it is supposed, upon his death bed. The engines arrived from Stoney Stratford in about half an hour after the fire broke out; but so rapid were the flames that it was impossible to save all the furniture from the devastating element. It was very distressing to witness the poor people running about in despair for the loss of their homes. It will be a severe loss to the sufferers, particularly to Mr Foster, who is not insured.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 10 August 1833

Commitment to the House of Correction

By J. C. Mansel, Esq., Emily Panter, for twenty-one days, for misconduct in the workhouse of Cosgrove.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 21 September 1833


IN closing subscriptions for sufferers by the fire at Cosgrove, which occurred on the 29th of June last, the Committee return to the subscribers, in the name of the sufferers relieved, their sincere thanks for the assistance their benevolence has afforded under this calamity.

A statement of the receipt and distribution of the funds is given for the satisfaction the subscribers:— ■

Cr 1833.

Dr 1833

Sept. 16.




Sept 16




To amount paid to sufferers, vis, two small farmers and ten labourers in proportion to the respective losses claimed:   



To Subscriptions received from residents at the following places:

To bills for advertisements:








To sundry other expenses:                




Stony Stratford and Old Stratford         




Northampton (per favour of the banks)




Gt and Little Linford               








Salcey Lodge
















Beachampton, Furtho, Passenham, Potterspury, Tyringham, Shenley, Stanton, Wicken, Yardley &c











} Residents Committee

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 16 November 1833

Notice is hereby given, that Application will made in Parliament in the ensuing Session, for leave to bring a Bill to enable His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Counties of Buckingham and Northampton, to take down and remove the Bridge, commonly called Old Stratford Bridge over the River Ouse situate, as to part thereof, in the parishes of Calverton and Wolverton, and to the other part thereof, in the parishes of Passenham, Cosgrove, and Furtho in the county of Northampton, and to Erect, Build, and Maintain a new and more commodious Bridge, at the same place, in lieu of the present Bridge, and that it is intended in such Bill to take powers to levy and collect Tolls, for passing over the said New Bridge and raise Money upon Security of such Tolls. Dated this 29th day October, 1883.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 12 July 1834

John Shaw aged 24 was charged on the oath of Patrick McNamara, with having stolen, on the 25th day of May last, at the parish of Cosgrove, in this county, three half-sovereigns, the property of the said Patrick Mc Namara.

Mr. Dwarris appeared for the prosecution. Patrick Mc Namara is a discharged soldier, and was on his road from Weedon Barracks, this county, to Canterbury. His way lay through Old Stratford. He knew a public house called the Falcon, at Cosgrove. On Monday the 26th May, he was there, and had a bundle clothes with him. Some of them were marked. Witness had been drinking, and about half-past twelve o'clock he missed the bundle. The Prisoner was there. He was in distress, and witness gave him a pair of trowsers and other things, because was nearly naked.

Cross-examined by the Court. —First saw the prisoner in a lodging-house on the morning of the robbery, and paid for his breakfast. Thos. Hillyer lives at Old Stratford. On Monday the 26th May was near the Falcon, in the parish of Cosgrove, saw Mc Namara come out of the Falcon, quite intoxicated, and sit down under the porch. The prisoner followed him and took small leather case from Mc Namara's, pocket, which he opened, and from which he shook something into his hand, and put into his mouth. He then put the leather case into Mc Namara's pocket, took him by the collar and led him into the public house. Robert Tag said, that in consequence of what had been told the witness, went to the prisoner, and insisted on examining his mouth. He saw in it a half-sovereign, and 1s. 6d.

Eliza Herbert, servant at the Falcon, stated that on the day of the robbery she saw Mc and the prisoner the house—the former had a bundle, which prisoner took up and untied. He then took out a pair of shoes and placed behind him. A girl who was there told him what he had done, and he said “I beg your pardon," and put them back again.

Robert Tag recalled- When the prisoner was taken before the Magistrate, witness saw prisoner’s hat fall. On examining it he found a shirt, a pair of stockings, two white handkerchiefs, and a coloured one.

George Heady produced the things taken from the prisoner’s hat, which McNamara identified as his property. These were none of the things which he gave to the Prisoner. The prisoner made a rambling defence and the jury returned the verdict Guilty.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 09 August 1834

To the House of Correction. By J. C. Mansel, Esq. and the Rev. H. L. Mansel, James Watson, Thomas Taylor, Thomas Barley Owen, and William Smith, for one month, disorderly and abusive vagrants, found wandering at Cosgrove.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 27 September 1834

Committed to our County Gaol. Francis Gostick, convicted of having maliciously injured a fir tree, Cosgrove, for two months.

Bucks Herald - Saturday 08 November 1834


14 Prime Dairy Cows, 13 Sturks,




12 Acres of Turnips


To be SOLD by Auction by

at Eleven o'Clock

On the Farm late in the occupation of Mr. HARRIS BAKER, (Deceased,) Cosgrove

COMPRISING 13 prime in calf, down-calving, and new-milch cows, one cow and calf. 13 Sturks one bull; 6 useful draught horses and mares, one mare and foal, one grey horse (entire) two years old, 33 tupping ewes, tegs and one tup ; two narrow-wheel waggons (nearly new), one other waggon, capital six-inch and narrow-wheel carts, with copses complete, three sets of hill harness, five sets trace ditto, capital rick cloth, one drag harrow, three pair small harrows, field roll, one plough, three swing and one wheel ditto, 11 cow-cribs, three sheep ditto on wheels, 30-round and other ladders, chaff box, brining tubs and stands dozen hurdles, wheelbarrows, grindstone and posts, drag and other rakes, forks and implements generally. Also 12 acres of capital turnips to be spent on the farm), 4½ acres of grass keeping. Home Close, 21 acres of ditto, Lords Field, and use of shelter hovel, 28 acres of ditto, The Meadow, till Old Lady-day, 1835. Three months credit will be given for the turnips and keeping, approved joint security, and paying a deposit.

Northampton Mercury Saturday 6th December 1834

To the Debtors and Creditors of HARRIS BAKER,late of COSGROVE, in the County of Northampton, Farmer, deceased
 ALL Persons having any Claims or Demands on the Estate of the said HARRIS BAKER, deceased, are requested forthwith to deliver the Particulars thereof  to Thomas Powell, Calverton, the County of Buckingham, Victualler, to William Green, of Stony Stratford, the same County, Butcher, the Executors of the said Deceased.
And all Persons who stand indebted the Estate of the said Harris Baker, deceased, are requested pay their respective debts, either to the said Thomas Powell or William Green one month from the date hereof.
By Order the Executors,
E. A. WORLEY, their Solicitor.
Stony Stratford, 26th Nov. 1834

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 21 February 1835


EITHER TWO SMALL FARMS or ONE LARGE ONE situate in the parish of COSGROVE. The whole consists of about 230 acres of arable, meadow, and pasture land, which may be divided.
Apply (if by letter, post paid), to Mr. GIBBS, Cosgrove.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 07 March 1835

DIED. On Wednesday last, lamented by all who knew his worth, the Rev. Henry Longueville Mansel, M.A. Rector of Cosgrove, in this county, and for many years past active magistrate for the counties of Northampton and Buckingham.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 21 March 1835

Died - On the 16th instant, at Cosgrove Rectory, after a very short illness, (which began the day previous to the funeral of his Friend, the Rev. H. L. Mansel), the Rev. Robert Barrick, M.A. Fellow and Tutor of Queen's College, Cambridge, in the 32d year of his age, beloved and lamented by all who knew him.

Morning Post - Friday 17 April 1835

DIED. On Tuesday, the 11th inst., at his residence, Cosgrove Priory Northamptonshire, Admiral Sir Robert Moorsom, aged 75.

Dublin Observer - Saturday 25 April 1835

THE LATE VICE-ADMIRAL SIR ROBERT MOORSOM, K.C.B This distinguished officer commanded the Ariel, of 14 guns, in 1789, and accompanied Commodore Cornwallis to the East Indies, and was posted as Commander Nov. 22nd, 1790. At the commencement of the late war, he was appointed to the Astrea frigate; subsequently to the Hindustan, 54, and afterwards the Revenge, 74, which ship bore a prominent part in the battle of Trafalgar, on which occasion Captain Moorsom was wounded. At the funeral of the lamented Nelson, he bore that admiral’s great banner. In April, 1808, he was nominated Colonel of Marines, and selected by the late Lord Mulgrave as his Private Secretary when he became First Lord of the Admiralty, subsequently held seat at the hoard until July 1809, when he was appointed Surveyor General of the Ordnance, which post he filled until the Duke of Wellington succeeded Lord Mulgrave Waster-General of the ordnance. He was promoted to his flag 31st July 1809, and advanced to Vice-Admiral June 4th, 1814. He died last week, universally esteemed, and regretted, at Cosgrove Priory, Northamptonshire, aged 75.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 27 June 1835


And entered upon or before the 11th of October next,

COSGROVE PRIORY; late the residence of the Right Hon. Lord Lyndoche. and since Admiral Sir Robert Moorsom, K.C.B. deceased. The house consists of five best bed rooms, two dressing rooms, dining room, and gentleman's dressing room, and attics -, excellent stables, boxes, and coach house and saddle house complete with every requisite for fox-hunters or a family. All fixtures included in the rent. Good kitchen and flower Gardens, with a hare-wire fence; Gardener's Cottage and Blacksmith's Shop; and 23 Acres of excellent Pasture Land.
For further particulars, apply (post paid), to CHARLES MARKHAM Esq. Northampton; or to J. C. MANSEL, Esq. Cosgrove.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 11 July 1835



On Wednesday, 15th July, 1835, at Ten o'clock,

PART of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, about Tons of prime Old HAY (in two Lots) Garden Lights, and Effects, on the Premises, The Priory, COSGROVE, Northamptonshire.

Catalogues are prepared, and may be had at the Barley Mow, Cosgrove and of the Auctioneer, Stony Stratford, Bucks.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 08 August 1835

The Rev. John Graham, M.A. Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge, has been instituted by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough, to the Rectory of Cosgrove, in this county, vacant by the death of the Rev. Henry Longueville Mansel, on the presentation of Mrs. H. L. Mansel.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 22 August 1835

VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES, OF THE LATE MR. RICHARD KITELEE, SITUATE AT CASTLETHORPE & HANSLOPE, the County of Buckingham And COSGROYE, in the County of Northampton. Tithe free, and part land-tax redeemed.



On Wednesday the day of September next, at the Watts Arms, Hanslope, at Three o'clock in the afternoon (subject to such conditions as will be then and there produced comprising the four following Lots:—
Lot 1. ALL those TWO COTTAGES TENEMENTS, barn, and stable, together with a Close or Pightle adjoining the same, and Three other Closes of Arable and Pasture Land, containing in the whole 22 Acres or thereabouts, situate in the said parishes of Castlethorpe and Hanslope respectively, and adjoining to the public road leading from Castlethorpe to Newport Pagnell.

Lot 2. All those several CLOSES, Pieces, or Parcels of ARABLE and PASTURE LAND, situate in the several parishes of Castlethorpe and Hanslope aforesaid, containing 114 ACRES and Half or thereabouts; and also a MESSUAGE or TENEMENT, capable of being easily converted into a respectable residence, together with a homestead or barn, stable, other buildings, substantially built, and in a complete state of repair.

Lot 3. All those several CLOSES, Pieces, or Parcels of ARABLE or PASTURE LAND or Ground, together with Four Plantations of thriving Fir Trees, situate in the said parish of Hanslope, containing 15 Acres or thereabouts.

Lot 4. A small CLOSE of excellent PASTURE LAND or Ground, situate in the parish of Cosgrove aforesaid, in the occupation of Mrs. Martha Tims, and adjoining the collateral Cut running from the Grand Junction Canal to the town of Buckingham, and the turnpike road leading from Old Stratford to Northampton.

The above Estates, consisting Land of most quality, and being in a high state of cultivation, possession will be given at Michaelmas next, would form a very desirable purchase for investment or occupation.

For further particulars, apply to Mr. Jos. Kitelee, Castlethorpe or to Mr. E. A. Worley, Solicitor, Stony  Stratford ; and for a view of the Estates, to Richd. Soden, Castlethorpe, aforesaid.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 29 August 1835



THE RECTORY FARM, of COSGROVE, near Stony Stratford; containing 197 Acres, more or less, Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Ground, together with suitable buildings. The whole is in excellent condition.
Further particulars may be known on application at the Rectory, Cosgrove.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 17 October 1835


HOUSES and PREMISES, freehold and tithe free, in the parish of COSGROVE, in the county of Northampton, where a full trade in the Hay, Corn, and Coal Businesses is carried on situated by the side of the Grand Junction Canal, the occupation of Mr. JOSEPH KINCH the proprietor, who will show and dispose of the same.
Letters (post paid), will be attended to.

Northampton Mercury 26 December 1835

Dreadful Accident from the casual discharge of a gun. Richard Turner, a boatman. Employed by Mr Bishop, of Cosgrove, received the full charge of a gun in the thigh on Monday afternoon, at Linford, near Newport Pagnell. As a woman was giving the gun from the boat to her husband, the trigger was accidently caught, and the gun went off. Mr. Daniel, the surgeon, of Newport, bound up the wounds, and the unfortunate man was conveyed to the General Infirmary. He arrived in the middle of the night, and it was found necessary to amputate the thigh immediately. The poor man lies in a very dangerous state.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 23 April 1836



On Thursday, the 5th of May, 1836, on the premises, the property of J. C. MANSEL, Esq. COSGROVE, Northamptonshire (who has let his farm);

COMPRISING 70 tegs, 80 ewes and lambs, 10 fat sheep, two fat cows, four heifers, and four prime young cart horses; upwards of 80 lots of capital ash, elm, and poplar timber, fir trees and poles; descriptive catalogues of which will be prepared.

The company is requested to meet at the Barley Mow Inn, Cosgrove, Ten o'clock, and from thence proceed to sale at Eleven, precisely, with the Sheep.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 20 May 1837

Commitments. To the County Gaol: John & James Gostick, charged with stealing, at Cosgrove, a quantity of potatoes, value 8d. the property of Bleader Howard.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 14 July 1838


ALL that Freehold, old-established WHARF, situate at OLD STRATFORD, in the county of Northampton, comprising a very good DWELLING-HOUSE, with a well cultivated garden attached, large wharf-yard on the banks of the canal, two capacious warehouses with granaries over, and very extensive arched vaults underneath, built with brick and paved, with stove lime kilns, stabling for three horses, with lofts over, and paddock containing about an acre, more or less, the whole in the occupation of Mr. Edward Johnson. These premises are well situate, being about one mile from the Grand Junction Canal, on the banks of the branch leading from Cosgrove to Buckingham, and three miles from the Wolverton Station, on the London and Birmingham Railway, close to which the Grand Junction Canal passes, and are within an easy distance of several good market towns, viz. one mile from Stony Stratford, seven from Newport Pagnell, eight from Buckingham, seven from Towcester, and from Northampton. The Property is very desirable to a general merchant, who might, in conjunction with the coal trade, advantageously carry on an extensive Timber and Iron trade. The cellarage would contain a great number barrels, and is well adapted for the business of a wholesale dealer in Beer and Porter. There are no outgoings, the property being Land Tax Redeemed.

For a view of the premises apply to the Tenant; and to treat for the same to Mr. John Garrard, Solicitor, Olney or to Mr. E. A. Worley, Solicitor, Stony Stratford.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 11 August 1838

To be sold by Auction


At the Old Black Horse Public House, Old Stratford, in the County of Northampton, on Tuesday the 21st day August, 1838, at Four o'clock in the Afternoon, subject to such conditions as will be then produced

PUBLIC HOUSE, together with a newly-erected DWELLING-HOUSE, and several COTTAGES, in good repair, and well tenanted, Freehold, and situate in OLD STRATFORD, and the Parish of COSGROVE, in the County of Northampton, consisting of

Lot 1. All that valuable Freehold Public House, on the Holyhead Road, Old Stratford, within a short distance of the Station of the London and Birmingham Railway, called "The Old Black Horse,'' now in full trade, with coach-house stabling for eight horses, large yard, containing a pump with excellent water, and every requisite out-building; adjoining, large garden and orchard, well planted with choice fruit trees, the whole now in the occupation of Mr. Jonathan Truss, the proprietor. And also Two Cottages, brick built and tiled, adjoining the above, one of which is occupied therewith, and the other by William Meads.

Lot 2. A newly-erected and substantially-built Dwelling House, fronting the high road, at Old Stratford, with garden and out buildings thereto belonging, in the occupation of Bennett. And all that Cottage and Garden adjoining, now occupied by Benjamin Smith.

Lot 3. All those Four Messuages, Cottages, or Tenements, with gardens behind the same, and stable each end, the Cottages being now in the several occupations of Thomas Marsh, Henrietta Hartley, Thomas Smith, labourer; and Thomas Smith, shoemaker; and the stables in the occupation of Mr. Chaplin. For a view of the premises, apply to the tenants; and for further particulars, to Mr. E. A. Worley Solicitor, or the Auctioneer, Stony Stratford, Bucks.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 11 May 1839

To the House of Correction. Charles Panter, for three months, for deserting his family whereby they became chargeable to the parish of Cosgrove for three weeks, and received relief amounting to 10s.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 13 July 1839

SAMUEL BASFORD charged with burglary and robbery the house of Henrietta Hartley, at Cosgrove, stated by Mr. Grant, the gaoler, to be insane, and the case was respited till next assizes.