Cosgrove Newspaper Reports 1840 - 1849

Bucks Herald Saturday 07 March 1840

MARRIAGE: Lately, at Cosgrove Church, by the Rev. J. Graham, Mr. Webster, cow-dealer, to Miss Willison, of the above parish.

Bucks Herald Saturday 14 March 1840

MARRIAGE: 10th inst., at Cosgrove, by the Rev. J. Graham, Mr. M. Willison, saddler, Old Stratford, to Miss Mary, youngest daughter of Mr. T. Dawson, Cosgrove Mills.

Bucks Gazette Saturday 21 March 1840

MARRIED: On the 10th inst., at Cosgrove (by the Rev. J. Graham), Mr. M. Willison, saddler, Old Stratford, to Miss Mary, youngest daughter of Mr. T. Dawson, Cosgrove Mills.

Bucks Herald Saturday 04 April 1840

25th ult. aged 23 years, Marianne, wife of the Rev. G. Weight, curate of St. George-the Martyr, Southwark, the eldest daughter of the late Rev. H. L. Mansel, rector of Cosgrove, Northamptonshire.

Northampton Mercury 11 April 1840

Northampton Easter Sessions.

The following gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Inquest:- Thos. Dawson, of Cosgrove, Miller.

Windsor and Eton Express - Saturday 23 May 1840

On Tuesday night, a black mare, standing fourteen and a half hands high, was stolen from Cosgrove, near Stony Stratford, Bucks

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 14 November 1840

To the House of Correction –

William Groom, alias Dawes, for three months, for running away and leaving his family chargeable to the parish of Cosgrove.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 06 February 1841

TO  THE HOUSE OF CORRECTION.—John Gostick, for two months, for breaking down with intent to steal part of a live fence bounding a field in the Occupation of Francis Gibbs, farmer of the parish of Cosgrove.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 06 March 1841

Hardingstone and Old Stratford Road.

Notice is hereby given, that the General Annual Meeting of the Trustees of the said Turnpike Road will be held at the New Inn, the parish of Roade, on Thursday the 25th day of March instant, at Twelve o'clock at Noon, for the purpose of Auditing the Accounts of the Treasurer and Surveyor, reporting the state of the Road, and for transacting other business relating thereto. And Notice is hereby, further given, that the said Trustees will at the said meeting take into consideration the propriety of erecting a Toll Gate on the side of the said Turnpike Road, in the parish of Cosgrove, across a certain Highway there leading to the village of Cosgrove. CHR. MARKHAM, Clerk to the Trustees. Northampton, 5th March, 1841.

Bucks Herald - Saturday 29 May 1841

Joseph Tame was charged by Robert Pearson, keeper to Captain Mansell, of Cosgrove, with setting lines in water belonging to the Grand Junction Canal, rented by Captain Mansell. He was fined with costs 15s and in default of payment in a fortnight to be committed to the house of correction for two weeks hard labour.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 28 August 1841

Tolls to let.

Hardingstone and Old Stratford Turnpike Road.

Notice is hereby Given that a Meeting of the Trustees of the said Turnpike Road will be held at the New Inn, in the Parish of Road, on Thursday the 23d day of September inst at Eleven o’Clock in the Forenoon, at which meeting the Tolls arising at Quarry Bridge Gate will be LET by AUCTION in the manner, and between the hours directed by the several Acts of Parliament relating to Roads, and subject to such conditions as shall be then and there produced, for the term of one year, commencing at Twelve o clock noon on the first day of October next, which Tolls were let last year at the sum of £314, and were put up at that sum at a meeting of the said Trustees held the 26th day of August instant, but no bidding or advance having made the said sum, the said Tolls will be put up at such sum as the Trustees present at the meeting shall think proper. The best bidder for the Tolls is forthwith to pay down as a deposit, one month's rent in advance, and must produce sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Trustees, and enter into security for payment of the rent by monthly payments.

And Notice is hereby further given,

That the said Trustees will, at the said meeting, consider of the propriety of erecting setting up a Gate or Chain across, or on the side of the said Turnpike Road, at near the commencement of the first turn leading into the Village of Cosgrove from Yardley Gobion.

CHR. MARKHAM, Clerk to the Trustees.

Northampton 27th Aug. 1841

Bucks Herald Saturday 18 September 1841

September 10, 1841.

Present. —Revs. L. Loraine-Smith, H. Small, and J. Athawes.
Thomas Jelley, was charged by James Ayres, with using threatening language to him, and putting him in bodily fear.
James sworn.—Jelley lost a dog about a month ago; he accused me of shooting it, if I did not make good his dog, he said he would watch me if it was half a year come. He came to my gate, and again said, “You have done for my dog, and will do for you." He again threatened me in the bar of the Barley Mow public-house, at Cosgrove. I will swear that I am in bodily fear.
Jelly was required to be bound over in two sureties to keep peace, default of which, he was committed to Northampton Gaol.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 18 September 1841

Commitments. —To the County Gaol

Thomas Jelley, of Cosgrove, labourer, for twelve months, for not finding sureties to keep the peace towards James Ayres

Northampton Mercury  - Saturday 09 October 1841


In the Parish of COSGROVE, called

HISWORTH FARM, comprising about ONE HUNDRED & EIGHTY-FIVE ACRES of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture LAND, within a ring fence, and sub-divided into convenient inclosures by good live fences, and surrounding a FARM HOUSE replete with every convenience, commodious farm yard, superior farm buildings, garden and orchard well stocked with fruit trees of useful descriptions, delightfully situated within easy distances of the Market Towns of Stony Stratford, Towcester, Buckingham, Newport Pagnell, and Northampton, and within very short distance of the London and Birmingham Railway, and intersected by the Grand Junction Canal, forming a very desirable property for occupation or investment, and Which will SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. JOHN DURHAM, At the Cock Hotel, Stony Stratford, on Thursday, the 4th Day of November, next, at 4 o'Clock in the Afternoon, (unless an acceptable offer by Private Contract should be made), subject to such Conditions as will be then produced.
The Property Let to a respectable Tenant rent of £270. and may be viewed on application.
Particulars may be had at the George Hotel, Northampton; Pomfret Arms, Towcester; White Hart, Buckingham; Swan, Newport Pagnell; Messrs. Markham, Solicitors, Northampton; and of Mr. John Durham, Land Agent, Stony Stratford, whose Office Plan the Estate may be seen.

Bucks Herald - Saturday 13 November 1841

Henry Fletcher, Henry Pargeter, Thomas Daniels, and John all of Stony Stratford, were found the 31st of October, at Cosgrove, on the grounds of Captain Mansell, in pursuit of rabbits. The keeper went to them, when three ran away, one leaving his jacket behind him, and in the pockets were two live rabbits. The keeper not knowing their names, did not get summonses for them, but Henry Fletcher seemed very sorry, and only being in their company, was fined £1 6s, which was paid at the time, and warrants issued for the other three to appear that day fortnight.

Northampton Mercury - Thursday 23 December 1841

Commitments. To the County Gaol.

Job Bonham, of Yardley Gobion, labourer, charged with stealing, at Cosgrove, a pair of leather gloves and a cotton handkerchief, the property of Geo. Groom

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 15 January 1842

Job Bonham, aged 18, charged with stealing a pair of gloves and a handkerchief, the property of Geo. Groom, of Cosgrove, was sentenced to Ten Years' Transportation.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 15 January 1842




On Monday the 24th day of January, 1842,

UPWARDS of ONE HUNDRED LOTS very superior ASH and ELM TOPS, many containing several feet of timber, the trees never having been lopped. The Grand Junction Canal passing through the estate affords great facility in carriage.
Three months' credit will be given on approved joint security.
The property may be viewed by applying to Mr. East, the proprietor, and the company is requested to meet the Auctioneer at Castlethorpe Wharf at 10 o'clock, and proceed to sale.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 24 December 1842

Commitments to the County Gaol and House of Correction

John Gostick, for one month, for damaging a fence at Cosgrove.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 14 January 1843

Commitments to the County Gaol and House of Correction

William Bignell, of Cosgrove, charged with having, on the 6th inst., maliciously set fire to certain stacks corn, grain, straw, and hay, the property of Jabez Scrivener, and to certain cowhouses, barns, hovels, and other buildings, in the occupation of the said J. Scrivener.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 04 March 1843

The Arson at Cosgrove.

William Bignell, aged 18, was charged with having, at Cosgrove, maliciously set fire to certain stacks of corn, grain, straw, and hay, the property of Jabez Scrivener, and to certain barns, cowhouses, hovels, and other buildings, the occupation of the said Jabez Scrivener. Mr. Miller appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Flood for the defence.

John Durham, land surveyor, of Stony Stratford, made the plan produced, and vouched for its accuracy. Jabez Scrivener lives at Cosgrove, and farms some land there. Another portion of the farm is about mile distant. The latter consists of two fields called Upper and Lower Oxhouse. There is cottage there occupied by John Bignell, father of the prisoner. On the 6th of January last he had a stack of hay, a rick of oats, and some straw on the premises. Employed prisoner about four years ago. Refused to employ him about a fortnight ago on the application of his mother. On the evening of the 6th of January last, there was a fire, which burnt part of the hay, all the oats, the straw, and the farm-buildings.

Cross- examined Mr. Flood. The farm-buildings consisted of barn, stable, and cow-house. George Ratcliffe a labourer at Cosgrove. About a fortnight before the fire saw the prisoner in Mr. Jelly's field. Witness's brother and Joseph Jones were there. Jones had a pipe. Bignell lighted it for him with a lucifer. The pipe went out, and Jones asked Bignell for another light, but he said he could not give it him. On the evening before the fire, went to look for work with Bignell and Perkins to Newton Longville. Did not obtain it, and Bignell and witness slept in Mr. Scrivener's hovel. In the morning they went together to Bignell's cottage and had some breakfast, and then went on to Stony Stratford to see the relieving officer. On their way back, prisoner said he would set some place on fire before long. Witness said should not say such words as that, very likely it would get him into " skirmish." Parted with him at the Green Bridge, Cosgrove, about half-past ten. Saw no more of him that day.

By the Bench. Was himself charged with this fire.

Rd. Anstell is a baker, in the employ of Mr. John Rolfe, baker, of Newport Pagnel. On the 6th January was in the employ of brother of his present master, at Stony Stratford. Took some bread to Bignell's cottage. On his way he passed through Johnson's meadow, the upper Oxhouse ground, the farm-yard, and along the lower Oxhouse ground, and when at the end he saw the prisoner. Went on with the bread; stopped Bignell's house two or three minutes, and set out back again by the same route. Saw prisoner about the same place. He said he had lost his knife, and he would go along with him to see if he could find it. He went up the meadow with witness as far the farm-yard. The footway goes by the lower part of the rick yard. There prisoner went up towards the ricks, saying he must look for his knife. Witness went home. It was a damp evening. It mizzled with rain, and witness ran hard as he could. When he got on the turnpike road he turned towards the bridge, and then he saw some men watering horses. They were about 20 or 40 yards off. Could not see them distinctly as it was getting dark. On getting to the bridge he saw a fire at the rick-yard. [The distance from the rick-yard to the bridge yards, and from Bignell's house to the rick-yards, on lie other side is yards, so that it is nearly midway.] Went in to Stony Stratford, and then returned to the bridge. There was a crowd of persons there, and among them the prisoner. He said he had got in the little meadow near home when he smelt smoke, turned round and saw the fire. Witness saw no men about the rick-yard, nor anywhere till he got to the bridge, and saw the two men with the horses.

Cross examined by Mr. Flood. Went back to the fire; a great many persons were there.

Richard Chibnell is relieving officer of the Potterspury Union. Saw the fire at Mr. Scrivener’s rick-yard. Prisoner had been that morning to ask for work. Witness did not give him a paper as he was going from home. Went to the fire, and saw the prisoner there, near the sheep pens, about 50 yards from the sheep pens. Asked him where he was when the fire first broke out. He said he was at home. Witness said he could not see the fire his father's house, as the windows looked in an opposite direction. He said he was the field.

Cross-examined by Mr. Flood. Prisoner had a pail his hand.

Thos. Hogg, a police officer, was present when prisoner was apprehended on the 9th of January. Asked him if he knew why he was apprehended. He said he guessed about the fire. After wards he said he and Ratcliffe slept in the hovel the night before the fire, breakfasted at his father's, went to Stratford to see the relieving officer, then to Wolverton, and got home about one. He was employed the whole of the afternoon gathering sticks which Mr. Scrivener had given his father. About four o'clock went in, and was never out till about five. He then went out for a few sticks, saw smoke, and heard the cry of fire, and then ran up to Cosgrove, and afterwards to the fire. When he came out of his father's house he saw two or three men standing the pens under the hedge. He thought they were Mr. Scrivener's men spreading manure. Witness searched him, and found some fragments of lucifer matches his waistcoat pocket, said he did not know how they came there.

Mr. Congreve produced the statement of the prisoner before the magistrates. It was to the same effect as his statement to Hogg.

Mr. Scrivener re-called. The prisoner was the first who gave the alarm to Mr. Scrivener. A third person was taken up this charge.

Mr. Flood addressed the jury for the defence in a speech of some length; but the jury found the prisoner Guilty, and the Learned Judge sentenced him to Fifteen Years' Transportation.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 01 April 1843





On Tuesday the 4th day of April, 1843, on the premises of the late John C. Mansel, Esq. at Cosgrove Hall, the following lots, viz.,

SIX Southdown ewes and two tegs, one barren ewe, and one Leicester teg.
Ten in-lamb Leicester ewes.
Five ditto.
Ten Leicester tegs
Ten Leicester theaves
Five tegs and four theaves.
Five fat ewes.
Ten shearhogs.
Six ditto.
Six sheep.

The sheep will be penned by Eleven o'clock in the forenoon, may be viewed, and the sale will commence at 12.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 01 April 1843



On Thursday, the 6th day of April, 1843, on the Premises called Hisworth farm, the parish of COSGROVE, Northamptonshire.

THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, dead farming stock, dairy and brewing utensils, goods, chattels and effects, of Mr. East, who has left the farm.

The Sale will commence Ten o'clock precisely.
Catalogues may be had at the Inns the neighbourhood, and at the Office of Mr. Durham, Land Surveyor, &c, Stony Stratford.

Northampton Mercury 30 December 1843

Northamptonshire, January Sessions. These Sessions commence on Wednesday Next. The calendar is as follows:- Wm. Watts, aged 40, charged with stealing an ewe, the property of Henry Weston, of Cosgrove.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 20 January 1844



On Thursday, January 25, 1844, following day (if necessary) on the Estate of John Christopher Mansell, Esq., at COSGROVE, in the county of Northampton.

About 500 ASH ELM, BEECH. LARCH. CHESTNUT SPRUCE, and SCOTCH FIRS. LIME and SYCAMORE TREES, most of which are of the finest quality and of large dimensions.

Upwards of 300 of the trees are felled and lie in the Spinies adjacent to Cosgrove Hall; the remainder are dispersed about the Estate, and will be sold standing; they are all numbered. The lots may be viewed one week previous to the sale on application at the Porter's Lodge.

The attention of Railway Contractors, Timber Merchants, Wheelwrights, Carpenters and others, particularly called to this sale, in consequence of the Grand Junction Canal passing through the centre of the estate, with the additional advantage of its being situate within a very short distance of the Railway Station Wolverton, and having excellent roads in every direction.

The whole will be sold for ready money.

Catalogues may be had on the Premises; at the Inns in the neighbourhood; and of Mr. Durham, Land and Timber surveyor, &c, Stony Stratford.  The company is requested to meet the Auctioneer at the Barley Mow, Cosgrove Village, at Ten o'clock, when he will proceed to sale.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 09 March 1844

Sheep Stealing

Wm. Watts, aged 40, was charged with stealing an ewe sheep, the property of Henry Weston, of Cosgrove.
Mr. Miller appeared for the prosecution.

Mr. Weston is a farmer at Yardley Gobion; in June last he took a field of grass keeping, called Deadman's Meadow, at Furtho. On Tuesday the 19th of December last he had 40 sheep in the field; on Friday the 22nd he found that one was missing; he and another person, named Yorke, searched the field carefully, and no trace of the sheep was to be found. The sheep was two or three crosses from a Leicester and Cheviot, and was marked with a clip on the near ear; on the back was a blue dot which had been put on when it was dressed for the scab; there was also ointment all down the back and the quarters. He and Yorke afterwards searched the prisoner's house, and found a sheep skin, which Weston recognized as belonging to his sheep.

On his cross-examination by Mr. Mellor, the prosecutor said he had seen a portion of a sheep in a trench in the field eight or nine days ago.

By Mr. Miller : It was not there when he searched the trench before, nor was it belonging to one of his own sheep. The ears were perfectly whole.

Arthur Yorke confirmed Mr. Weston's statement as to finding the skin at the prisoner's house. Mr. Ayres, who had also some sheep in the close in which Mr. Weston's sheep were lying, saw the skin in the trench. It was not the same breed as Mr. Weston's. This was the case for the prosecution.

For the defence Mr. Mellor called Robert Pearson, gamekeeper to Mr Mansel, of Cosgrove. Found a sheep in the trench on the 4th of January.

Joel Cox gave the prisoner an excellent character; had employed him many years.

Thomas Whitlock, timber merchant, of Silverstone, who had also employed him, spoke to the same effect.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 11 May 1844


Wm. Benbow, for 14 days, for cruelly beating a horse, at Cosgrove, the property of James Ayers.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 31 August 1844


William Lees, charged with stealing, at Cosgrove, a cast-net, the property of a Henry Holloway

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 19 October 1844

Wm. Lees, aged 20, charged with stealing a cast-net at Cosgrove, the property of Joseph Holloway and Henry Holloway, was found guilty, and sentenced to One Month Hard Labour.

Northampton Mercury 25th January 1845


On Tuesday last, at Potterspury, by the Rev T C Stretch, vicar, Samuel Jones, of Cosgrove, to Maria Ball, Yardley Gobion, in the same parish.

Northampton Mercury 22nd March 1845


March 21, at Cosgrove, Isaac Johnson, second son of James Johnson, of the same place, aged 23 years.

Northampton Mercury 26th April 1845


On Tuesday last, at Cosgrove, of a rapid decline, borne with Christian patience and fortitude, Henry, the youngest and affectionate son of Thomas Garratt, aged 17 years.

Northampton Mercury March 1845


March 19, at Cosgrove, in this county, after a long and painful illness, Mary Wadkins, sister to John Wadkins, of the Windmill public house, Stony Stratford, Bucks, aged 41 years.

Northampton Mercury 28th March 1846


On the 8th instant, at Cosgrove, in this county, after a severe and protracted illness, Mr George Griffin, of the Barley Mow Public-house, aged 52 years.

Northampton Mercury 25th April 1846

In the Affairs of GEORGE GRIFFIN, of COSGROVE,
 in the County of Northampton, Victualler, deceased.

ALL persons indebted to the said GEORGE GRIFFIN, are required to pay the amount of their respective debts to Mrs Rebecca Gibbins, or Mr Daniel Warren, both of Cosgrove aforesaid, the Executors, within ten days from the date hereof. And all parties having claims upon his estate, are required to send the particulars thereof within the same period, that the same may, if correct, be forthwith discharged.

                                                                                                                JOHN PARROTT

                                                                                                                                Stony Stratford

22nd April 1846                                                                                                       Solicitor to the Trustees

Northampton Mercury 9th May 1846


Lately, at Cosgrove, in this county, Thomas Garrard, aged 40 years.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 23 May 1846

AT COSGROVE, Northamptonshire.


A CLOSE of fine PASTURE LAND, situate at 01.0 Stratford, in the parish of Cosgrove, containing about five acres, in the occupation of Mrs. Mary Hillyer, adjoining the Northampton Turnpike Road, and extending to a branch of the ………………..

 For further particulars and to treat for the 10 Messrs. Worley and Kipling, Solicitors, Stony Stratford. 18th May, 1846

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 28 November 1846

COSGROVE ESTATE near Stony Stratford.


Begs to inform Gentlemen engaged in the Timber Trade, and others, that he will OFFER for SALE by Public AUCTION, On Wednesday the 2nd day of December, 1846, at the Barley Mow, in Cosgrove,

FROM ONE to TWO HUNDRED ASH and ELM TREES of fine quality and large dimensions, with a few CHESTNUT and POPLAR TREES, with their Lops and Tops, standing blazed and numbered on the Estate of John Christopher Mansel, Esq.

May be viewed after Wednesday next by applying to Pearson, the Keeper, at the Entrance Lodge.
Catalogues will be prepared in due time, to be had at the Inns in the neighbourhood ; at the Place of Sale; and at the office of Mr. Durham, Stony Stratford.

Sale will commence at Ten o'clock.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 10 April 1847

Quarry Bridge. Mr. Christopher Markham, Clerk to the Trustees of the Hardingstone and Old Stratford Turnpike Road, made an application to the Court to repair a bridge in the parish of Cosgrove, called Quarry Bridge.

Mr. Markham stated that he was not aware that the county had ever repaired the bridge, but it was built prior to the Act 43 George III., and, therefore, county was liable to the repairs. In 1775, there was a ford there, and in 1781 the Trustees agreed that such steps should be taken as should make a waggon and carriage road-way safe and commodious. Question was referred to a committee.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 19 June 1847

(Before Mr. Commissioner Evans.)

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE.—The insolvent, James Ayres, applied for his interim order and protection. He was described Cosgrove, farmer and general dealer, then of Roade, both in the county of Northampton, then of St. Giles's-street, Northampton, out of business, then of Bath-street, Northampton, eating-house keeper, and late of Horse-market Gardens, and Harding-street, Northampton, having a stall in Northampton-market, butcher,
Mr. Norton, of Jewin-street, appeared for the insolvent, whose debts are £211 4s. 4½d., and credits £129 18s. 1½d. He has one book and sundry papers, but no deeds or property beyond his excepted articles, valued at £17. 2s. 0d. His receipts from the 25th of November, 1846, to 25th May, 1847, were £144  7s., which the insolvent has expended, with the exception of £6 paid to his attorney on account of filing his schedule. Among the insolvent's local creditors are Mr. Freeman, Stony Stratford, £15; Mr. John Dayrell Manning, butcher, Stony Stratford, £17 17s. 6½d. Mr. Josiah Smith, wine and spirit merchant, Stony Stratford, £10. 14s. 0d. Mr. Thomas Powell, Stony Stratford, farrier, £11. 3s. 0d. ; Mr. George Kightley, wheelwright, of the same place, £11. 5s. 0d.; Mr. Henry Weston, Yardley Gobion, Northamptonshire, £22. 10s. 0d., and Mr. Edward Revell, ironmonger and seedsman Stony Stratford, £22. 18s. 11½d., &c. &c.
The learned commissioner enquired if any creditor was in attendance to oppose, and having received an answer in the negative, granted the interim order, and fixed the 29th instant for him to apply for his final order and protection.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 27 May 1848





On Wednesday the 31st day of May, 1848, on the premises of Mr. East, Hisworth Farm, in the parish of Cosgrove, Northamptonshire, who is leaving the same;

COMPRISING five heifers, three sturks, one yearling; bull, three narrow wheel waggons, three broad-wheel carts, one narrow-wheel ditto (new), one iron plough, two Ransome's ditto, two scufflers, set iron harrows, one drag harrow, two pair small harrows, iron roll (nearly new), rick cloth with poles and ropes complete (new), winnowing machine by Pinney, ten-quarter corn bin, cow cribs, sheep cribs and troughs, dozen hurdles and stakes, barn tackle, &c, &c.

About 80 Acres of Grass Keeping and Six Acres Clover, the whole of which is well watered, and for which three months' credit will be given on approved security and deposit of per cent, being paid. Catalogues may had two days previous to the sale, on the Premises, and of Mr. Durham, Auctioneer, &c, Stony Stratford.

The Sale will commence at Eleven o'clock.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 22 July 1848

COSGROVE, Northamptonshire.



On Wednesday the 26th day of July, 1848, on the premises of Mr. East, Hisworth Farm, who is leaving

COMPRISING about Acres of Wheat, 10 Acres of Barley, Nine Acres of Peas and Beans, Four Acres of Oats, and Six Acres of Vetches, in lots. The Straw must be consumed on the premises, and yards will be provided for that purpose up to the 25th March, 1849.

The Company requested to meet the Auctioneer at the Farm House at One o'clock, as the Sale will commence at Two o'clock precisely.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 25 November 1848

PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY Before H. S. Gibb and J. Atty. Esqrs.
Singular Application.
A young man about 25 years of age, named Vann, appeared with Mr. T. Bates, farmer, of Cosgrove, under the following circumstances. About five years and a half since, Vann left Mr. Bates on leave of absence; he had then been in his service six months. Instead of returning to thrash his master's corn, he enlisted in the 50th regiment, and was in a brief period sent out to India to thrash the foe. He received a medal, on which was stamped a record of five different battles, and he was made a corporal. He stated that he claimed £2 10s. as being due, and he thought the magistrates could give both his late master and himself satisfaction if they would decide. After referring to the mutiny act, the bench informed them they had no jurisdiction, and recommended them to settle the business in a friendly way.

Northampton Mercury 12th May 1849


On the 9th of May instant, at Cosgrove, in this county, after a long and severe illness, borne with exemplary patience, Ann the beloved wife of Mr W W Clarke, aged 37.

Northampton Mercury - Saturday 13 October 1849

RECTORY FARM, COSGROVE, Northamptonshire.



Monday the 15th day of October 1849, on the premises, near
to the Northampton and Old Stratford Turnpike Road,

PART of the LIVE and DEAD FARMING STOCK of Mrs. Mansell, who is relinquishing the farming business; comprising half-bred ewes and shearhogs, tup, two sows, with eleven pigs each; store pigs. Berkshire boar, five useful cart horses, &c. about 14 tons of old Clover Hay, to go off; ploughs, harrows, drill, cart, harness, thrashing machine, drag rakes, iron hog troughs, iron horse trough, wheelbarrows, ladders, &c.

The Sale will commence at One o'clock for Two precisely.

Northampton Mercury 8 December 1849

A GIRL BURNT TO DEATH. On Monday last an inquest was held at the Infirmary, before John Becke, Esq., on the body of Eliza Watkins, aged 14 years. From the evidence, it appeared that deceased was a native of Cosgrove, in this county, and that in October last, while sitting by the fire, a poker, that had been placed between the bars of the grate, fell from the fire against her frock, which instantly ignited. In her fright the poor girl ran into the street, which increased the violence of the flames. The neighbours ran to her assistance, threw water upon her, and succeeded in extinguishing the fire, but not until the poor creature was dreadfully burnt. She was brought to the Infirmary, where she lingered till Sunday last, when death put an end to her sufferings. Verdict- Accidental Death.