Cosgrove Newspaper Reports 1850 - 1859

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Northampton Mercury - Saturday 02 November 1850

To Brewers, Maltsters and Others

DESIRABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY AT COSGROVE, near Stony Stratford.

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,

By Mr. JONAS PAXTON,

At the Cock Inn, Stony Stratford, on Friday, November 15th,
1850, Two o'clock,

CONSISTING of a blue-slated brick and stone-built DWELLING HOUSE, containing a good parlour, sitting room, kitchen, four comfortable bed-rooms, cellar, and larder also a detached blue-slated and stone-built brewhouse, with convenient malt, and meal rooms, large cellarage, and suitable outbuildings, including a good eight-stall stable, hay sheds, hovels, &c. Belonging are a small garden and commodious yard.

The whole occupied by Mr. Daniel Warren, whose tenancy expires at Christmas next. The purchase will also include a COTTAGE adjoining, occupied by Mrs. Stevens.

A lucrative Brewing trade has long been carried on upon the premises. The aggregate annual rental is £13. 3s. and the only out-going a land-tax of 3s. 4d annually.

To view, apply to the tenants; and for further particulars, Messrs. Hearn and Nelson, Solicitors, Buckingham, or to the Auctioneer.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 30 November 1850

COMMITMENTS TO THE COUNTY GAOL AND HOUSE OF CORRECTION.

Joseph Smith, for two months, for trespass search of conies, at Cosgrove.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 22 February 1851

COMMITMENTS TO THE COUNTY GAOL AND HOUSE OF CORRECTION

William Benbow, for two months, for trespassing after conies, at Cosgrove


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 22 November 1851

ELM AND TIM BER

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,

By Mr. DURHAM,

Friday the 28th November 1851, at the Barley Mow Inn, in COSGROVE, near Stony Stratford,

ABOUT 200 capital ELM and ASH TREES, now standing on the Estate of John C. Mansel, Esq.

Catalogues will be prepared in due time, and may had at the Place of Sale, or at the Office of Mr. Durham. Stony Stratford


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 03 January 1852

Northamptonshire Quarter Sessions

Cosgrove Geo. Matthews, aged 18, pleaded guilty of stealing £2.10s., the property of Wm. Phipps, of Cosgrove.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 18 December 1852

Death from Destitution, Cosgrove.—

On Monday last, two labouring men, while seeking shelter from the rain in a lone barn, occupied by Mr. Thos. Slade, in the parish of Cosgrove, were attracted by groans, which were found to come from a poor man, lying in the heap-hole, in a state of extreme exhaustion. They spoke to him, kindly offering him some their breakfast, but without receiving any answer; and upon touching him, found his body almost cold. Having fetched Mr. Slade, who was shepherding nearby, this gentleman, after some time had elapsed, sent him, by a boy, in a cart, with bed and covering of straw in it, to the Yardley Union-house, about a mile distant, where he arrived just before one o'clock, but expired a quarter of an hour afterwards.

The famished, filthy, and ill-clad condition of the poor creature presented a most frightful spectacle. It appears that this unhappy being, on the evening of Thursday, the 2nd, obtained vagrant's order for a night's lodging at the Yardley House from the Relieving Officer at Stony Stratford, and that, having then walked to Yardley, a distance of three miles and upwards, was accordingly admitted; that had food given him, which he ate heartily, and that he begged to be allowed to remain the next day and night, which was granted him; and upon leaving on Saturday morning early, after his breakfast (most likely his last meal in this world) took the road back to Stratford. It, is probable that, being weak and foot-sore, for he had a bad place on one heel, he was glad again to seek the first friendly shelter he could find, which was an open shed, forming part of some out-farming buildings, a quarter of mile from the turnpike road. Here he was found lying in the straw Monday, the 6th inst., at, noon, and it not being wished that stranger should remain on the premises, he was desired to go away. He asked leave to stay a little longer, and went off about four o'clock, once more to seek at nightfall the nearest place of rest and shelter, which was the heap-hole of this lone barn, with its thatch partly off, its door left open, and in the coldest possible situation, there to lie without food for seven days more, till discovered, as has been described above, on the morning of the 13th. This ill-fated man had given his name Henry Morgan, a needlemaker, and appeared between 30 and 40 years of age; in person, a good-framed man.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 25 December 1852

COSGROVE, Northamptonshire.

ELM, ASH, BEECH, AND LIME TIMBER AND SAPLINGS.

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,

By Mr. DURHAM,

At the Barley Mow in Cosgrove, on Wednesday, the 29th December, 1852, at Two o'clock in the afternoon,

ABOUT 200 TREES, of the above description; several Lots of ASH TIMBER, felled last year; about 30 Lots of excellent FAGOTS and a quantity of HARD WOOD.

Catalogues may be had one week before the Sale, on application at the office of Mr. Durham, Stony Stratford, or at the place of Sale.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 02 April 1853

COSGROVE, Northamptonshire.

FREEHOLD COTTAGES,
GARDENS, &c.

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
By Mr. DURHAM,

On Thursday the 7th day of April, 1853, at the Barley Mow Inn, in Cosgrove, at Five o'clock in the afternoon (subject to conditions to be then and there produced) the following lots :

Lot 1: THOSE THREE stone-built and slated TENEMENTS, situate in the village of Cosgrove, now in the occupation of George Tucker and Thomas Wright, respectively, with a barn or outhouse and garden to each, and yielding together a rent of £10. 4s. per annum.

Lot 2. Those THREE stone-built and slated TENEMENTS, adjoining Lot 1, in the several occupations of widow Line, John Bignell, and William Rands, with barn or outbuilding and garden each, and let at a rental produced £13. 4s. per annum.

The whole is in good repair. The tenants are very respectable, and the rents are all paid up.

For further particulars, apply to John Parrott, Esq., Solicitor, or to Mr. Durham, Laud Agent, &c, both of Stony Stratford and to Brewer, &c, Cosgrove.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 11 June 1853

COMMITMENTS TO THE COUNTY GAOL AND HOUSE OF CORRECTION.

John Perkins, for one month, for leaving his family, whereby they have become chargeable to the parish of Cosgrove


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 16 July 1853

COSGROVE.—On Wednesday last a match took place,between the Cosgrove and Bradwell cricket clubs, at Bradwell, the Cosgrove proving winners with nine wickets to fall. The following the score :—

COSGROVE

First Innings.

Second Innings.

G. Bugden, b Allan

7

not out

6

J. Hazlewood, b Dunkly, c Allan 2

2

not out

4

T. Swannell, b Allan, c Sloper

25

b Allan

0

E. Garnett, b Allan

4

T. Wright, run out

2

W. Kemp, b Hammond

5

J. Athawes, b Allan

1

W. Rands, b Hammond

1

J. Atterbury, not out

2

G. Jarvis, b Allan

0

W. Athawes, b Allan

3

Byes 4, wide 1

5

Byes 3

3

57

13

BRADWELL

First Innings.

Second Innings.

W. Allan, run out

2

b Garnett, c Bonham

3

J. Dunkly, b Garnett

6

b Garnett

9

F. Hammond, b Garnett, c Swannell

b

b Wright

0

E. Sear, b Garnett, c Wright

1

b Wright

0

W. Adams, b Wright

7

b Garnett, c Wright

18

J. Sloper, b Garnett

0

b Wright, c Rands

1

G. Garner, b Wright

0

run out

0

W. Coley, b Wright

1

b Wright

0

F. Harrison, b Garnett

0

not out

2

W. Delafield, not out

0

b Garnett, c Swannell

1

W. Grace, stp Swannell

0

b Garnett

0

byes

3

byes

4

21

47


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 11 March 1854

BARLEY MOW INN, COSGROVE, Northamptonshire.

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,

By Mr. DURHAM,

On Thursday the 23rd day of March, 1854, on the premises, by direction of Mr. Watts, who is retiring from business,
THE whole of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and Effects, except Stock-in-Trade.

The Sale will commence at Eleven o'clock, and catalogues may be had on the premises, or at the office of Mr. Durham, Stony Stratford.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 27 May 1854

STONY STRATFORD. Petty Sessions, Friday, May 19th

Before His Grace Duke of Grafton, Captain Mansel, the Revds. L. Lorraine- Smith, H. J. Barton, and J. Athawes.

Mr. Richard Chibnell, relieving-officer, of Old Stratford, charged Richard Foster, of Cosgrove, tax-collector, with an assault, on the 6th instant.

Mr. Chibnell said Foster came his house at ten o'clock night, and demanded some taxes. Mr. Chibnell asked him into the house, and tendered some money in payment. Foster could not give change, and Chibnell told Foster he had better go home, and come next day when he was sober; and upon that Foster got up and wanted to fight, and came at Chibnell in a fighting attitude. Mrs. Chibnell interfered, and with some trouble they got him out of the house.

Mary Ann Blunt, Mrs. Chibnell's servant, corroborated his statement, and said she thought that Foster would have struck Mrs. Chibnell with a stick. Fined £5.

The same Richard Foster was charged with being drunk at the same time, and the same place, for which was fined 5s, and 4s. 6d. cost.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 15 July 1854

YESTERDAY.

The learned Judge took his seat upon the Bench shortly after nine o'clock, when the business of the court was immediately proceeded with.

John Roberts, 20, labourer, charged with wilfully setting fire to a stack of straw, the property of William Warr, at Furtho, on the 10th April last.

Mr. Roberts for the prosecution and Mr. O'Brien for the defence.

Prosecutor occupies a farm at Furtho, and the 10th April had a straw stack on a place called "Hillyer's ground," between Cosgrove and Furtho. The prisoner was in the employ of prosecutor two years ago, and had again applied for work about a month before the occurrence. Prosecutor refused him in a rather peremptory manner. Afterwards heard his stack was burnt, lives about 200 yards from it.

Henry Lambert was at plough in a field near Hillyer's ground. Saw the prisoner coming in direction from Cosgrove to Potterspury, along a footpath which runs within yard or two of the stack. About 10 or 12 minutes after observed smoke issuing from the stack. Prisoner was about hundred yards from the stack when witness saw him.

Thomas Sharp, went to pasture near to Hillyer's ground, saw prisoner within 50 yards of the stack. About five minutes after observed smoke issuing from the stack, which was ultimately consumed.

William Sergeant, policeman, saw the prisoner about half a mile from Potterspury. Had not then heard there was a fire. Subsequently apprehended prisoner, who denied having gone down field towards the straw stack, but along the top hedge towards Shrob Walk, where his father was.

Mr. Richard Scrivener. Shrob Walk is part Whittlebury, where 7 or 8 men were engaged cutting 30 acres of underwood was there all day, sure prisoner was not at that place between two and half-past three. It is possible he might have been there while witness was at dinner. The 30 acres is about two miles from the stack.

Mr. O'Brien for the defence, contended that the prisoner would hardly have chosen two o'clock the day for his purpose, or spoken freely to persons at the spot at the very time of committing the offence. The fact of the hollow dell behind the stack was extremely favourable to prisoner, was by that way no doubt that the person who really committed the crime retreated, whereas prisoner was seen going along the footpath.

The jury after some consultation expressed a wish to retire and a fresh jury was impannelled. The former jury having returned gave a verdict of Guilty, with recommendation mercy. The Court sentenced him to Five Years' Penal Servitude.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 22 July 1854

STONY STRATFORD. Petty Sessions, Friday, 14th July

Caroline Hanson, of Cosgrove, a little girl 15 years of age, charged Reuben Hughes of Wolverton, engine-fitter, with indecent assault on the 11th of June. Fined £5, including costs.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 05 August 1854

COMMITMENTS TO THE COUNTY GAOL AND HOUSE OF CORRECTION

Joseph Smith, for two months, for trespass search of game at Cosgrove.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 05 August 1854

Cosgrove.—

An inquest was held before R. Weston, Esq., on the 25th July, at the Barley Mow, Cosgrove, on the body of Thomas Wright, aged 7 years, son of Thomas Wright, a labourer at the station at Wolverton, who, on the previous evening, was drowned the Grand Junction Canal at Cosgrove.

The deceased, when bathing with two other lads got out of his depth; an alarm was given, and Noah Kirk, who was near, went into the water and fetched him out. He had then been in the water about 15 minutes, and there was no signs of life. A verdict of accidental death was recorded.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 16 September 1854

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
VALUABLE FREEHOLD AND TITHE-FREE ESTATE.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,

By Mr. JOHN DURHAM,

At the Cock Hotel, Stony Stratford, in the county of Buckingham, on Friday, the 6th day of October, 1854, Four o'clock in the afternoon (subject to conditions which will be then produced.)

A Very desirable Freehold and Tithe-free ESTATE, situate at PUXLEY, in the parishes of PASSENHAM & COSGROVE, the county of Northampton, consisting of a FARM HOUSE, Buildings, and Garden, with Barn, Stable, Hovels, and Farmyard, near adjoining, and SEVEN several old INCLOSURES of Arable and Pasture LAND, lying in a ring fence, and containing together admeasurement 61a. Ir. 25p. , (be the same more or less); together with such Allotments and advantages as may be allotted or set out the Commissioners under the act for the enclosure of Whittlebury Forest, in respect of the common rights appendant to the said estate, in and over the said Forest.
The Estate has been for many years in the occupation of Mr. Richard Scrivener (the late owner thereof,) and is situated within two miles of Lord Southampton's Kennels. There is a considerable quantity of fine thriving Timber, growing on different parts of the Estate, which is well watered.

For further particulars, apply to Mr. Claridge, Potterspury, or to Mr. Congreve, Solicitor, Stony Stratford


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 07 October 1854

COMMITMENTS TO THE COUNTY GAOL AND HOUSE OF CORRECTION.—

Robert Shelton, for two months, for an assault, at Cosgrove.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 04 November 1854

FATAL DISASTER COSGROVE.—On Saturday last an inquest was held before A. Weston, Esq., at Old Stratford, in the parish of Passenham, on view of the body of William Slater, a labourer, aged 22 years, who came by his death under the following distressing circumstances.

It appeared that he was working with brother and a lad in Captain Maunsell's stone quarry, the parish of Cosgrove, on the previous Thursday, and was undermining with iron bar, when his brother saw the embankment giving way, and called to him to move, but before he could do so, the earth fell on and buried him. He was extricated as soon as possible, and was conveyed home, but death ensued about 30 minutes. Mr. Bache, surgeon, found that the deceased's back was broken. A verdict of Accidental Death was recorded. The poor fellow had been married but about eight weeks.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 18 November 1854

COMMITMENTS THE COUNTY GAOL AND HOUSE OF CORRECTION

John Folly and Thomas Folly, for one month, for begging at Cosgrove


Bucks Herald - Saturday 25 November 1854

Death from Drowning at Cosgrove.—On the inst. an inquest was held at the Plough Inn, Cosgrove, before R. Weston, Esq., view of the body Edward Wilson, whose death occurred under the melancholy circumstances detailed in the following evidence :—

Zilpha Wilson - I am the wife of Edward Wilson, now lying dead in this house. We lived at Yardley Gobion, two three miles from Cosgrove. He was a labourer, and is 36 years of age. We have six children. Between five and six o'clock on Tuesday evening, the 14th inst., he left home to go Cosgrove, to pay Mr. Warren for some beer. He was then quite well and sober. He did not return at night. About the middle of the next heard he was drowned.

Josiah Lowe—l am 15 years old. I work for the Grand Junction Canal Company, at Cosgrove. About 11 o'clock yesterday morning, I was going over the trunk of the canal about half-a-mile from Cosgrove. I saw the body of a man in the water. He was taken along by the side of a boat to Cosgrove lock, and then taken out the water and brought to this house. He was dead. He did not appear to have received any violence. The trunk passes over the river Ouse, and there is a fence between the towing path over it and the canal. He would have pass over the trunk from the Locomotive to Yardley.

Daniel Warren- I am a brewer at Cosgrove. A little after six o'clock, on Tuesday evening, the deceased called at my house and paid me three beer bills, amounting to 16s. 10½d. He gave a me sovereign, and I gave him the change.  I did not see any more money.

George Masters - I keep the Barley Mow Inn, at Cosgrove. The deceased came to my house about 7 o'clock on Tuesday, he left a little before 5 o'clock with a person to direct him the way to the Locomotive at Wolverton. He was perfectly sober. It was a very dark night.

Joseph Foster - I am one of the constables of Cosgrove. I have seen the deceased pockets searched by his wife. She found his purse with a shilling in it, and three of Mr. Warren's bills for beer. From the Locomotive at Wolverton, he would have to pass the trunk.

It was shown that the deceased left Wolverton alone. The jury returned verdict of “Found Drowned.”


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 13 January 1855

TO THE COUNTY GAOL AND HOUSE OF CORRECTION

Eli Meakins, for three months, for being in a dwelling-house for an unlawful purpose, at Cosgrove.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 17 March 1855

INQUEST BEFORE R WESTON, ESQ.,

On the 6th instant, at the Plough, Cosgrove, on view of the body of Ann Hurst, aged five years, who, the 16th of February, was so injured on her clothes taking fire that death ensued on the evening the 3rd instant. It appeared that the child was left by her sister at Mrs. Jelley's, a neighbour, to be taken care of while she went to Stratford. Mrs. Jelly went into her neighbour Atterbury's on an errand, leaving her two children and the deceased in the house. During her absence a stick fell from the grate and set the child's clothes on fire, whereby her neck, arms, face, and back, were severely burnt. Mr. Back, surgeon, of Stony Stratford, attended the deceased up to the time of her death. A verdict of accidental death was returned.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 02 June 1855

COMMITMENTS TO THE COUNTY GAOL AND HOUSE OF CORRECTION.

Wm. Warwick, charged with stealing a quantity of tea, at Cosgrove.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 30 June 1855

COMMITMENTS TO THE COUNTY GAOL AND HOUSE OF CORRECTION.

James Jones, one month, hard labour, for damaging a boat line, at Cosgrove


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 07 July 1855

William Warwick was indicted for stealing a quantity of tea, value 1s., the property of the Grand Junction Canal Company. Mr. Roberts was for the prosecution; and Mr. Merewether for the defence. Francis Wilbee, a detective, in the service of the Grand Junction Canal Company, was at the Navigation Inn, at Thrupp, in the Parish of Cosgrove, on the afternoon of the 25th May. He saw on the canal there two barges, one of which had the cloth a little turned up. On going to the boat he saw prisoner scraping tea out of a tea chest with a basin. Witness went board and saw a little tea on the top of the chest. As he was going on board he saw prisoner return the tea to the chest. Witness then charged him with breaking open the chest and stealing the tea. Mr. Ayres, of the Navigation Inn, assisted him to examine the chest.

John Ayres, of the Navigation Inn, at Thrupp Wharf, saw the chest of tea open, and the basin there.

Richard Webb, a servant of the Grand Junction Wharf, City Basin, received three chests of tea, to be forwarded to Leicester on the 22nd. Witness weighed and examined them; the chest in question was one of them, and was all safe when it left to be placed in the prisoner's boat.

George Brown, also in the employ of the Grand Junction Canal Company, at the City Basin, saw the chest put on board prisoner's boat in  good condition.

Mr. Merewether addressed the jury for the defence, contending that no asportation had been proved.

The jury found the prisoner guilty of the misdemeanour, and he was sentenced to Three Months' Hard Labour.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 04 August 1855

Commitments the County Gaol and House Correction

George Meakins, for 12 days, for found in an enclosed yard at Cosgrove for an unlawful purpose.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 13 October 1855

COMMITMENTS TO THE COUNTY GAOL AND HOUSE CORRECTION

James Meacham, two months' hard labour, for unlawfully fishing, at Cosgrove


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 08 December 1855

COSGROVE, Northamptonshire

138 ASH and ELM TIMBER TREES and 12 WILLOWS, now standing blazed and numbered, on the farm in the occupation of Mr. WARREN,

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,

By Mr. DURHAM.

At the BARLEY MOW INN, in COSGROVE, on WEDNESDAY
the 12th DECEMBER, 1855, Two o'clock, in 11 Lots.

Catalogues may be had, and to view, apply Mr. Scrivener, or Mr. Warren, Cosgrove; place of Sale, or the Auctioneer. Stony Stratford.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 22 December 1855

STONY STRATFORD PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14.

James Lawrence, John Johnson, and Jonas Brown, were each convicted of night poaching in the parish of Cosgrove, on the night of the 26th November. Committed for two months each, and ordered find sureties for their good behaviour at the expiration of that time.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 13 March 1858

COSGROVE near Stony Stratford

NOTICE OF SALE of Valuable Live and Dead FARMING STOCK of Mr. JABEZ SCRIVENER, who is leaving. To be held on TUESDAY, 30TH of MARCH, 1858.

GEO. BENNETT, AUCTIONEER.
Further particulars next week.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 10 April 1858

TIFFIELD, APPELLANTS, V. COSGROVE, RESPONDENTS.

An appeal against an order of removal of Elizabeth Eydon and her two illegitimate children from Cosgrove to Tiffield. Mr. Cockle and Mr. Mundell were for the appellants, and Mr. Merewether and Mr. Palmer for respondents.

Among the innumerable objections which the case gave rise was one on the part of the appellants to the order, on the ground that it was made two magistrates in Buckinghamshire (Mr. Barton and Mr. Athawes), both the parishes which it related being in Northamptonshire. It was contended by Mr. Cockle that, under the circumstances, the magistrates had jurisdiction. —The Court overruled the objection, but granted a case.

The appeal bristled with points of law, and dragged on for several hours, but there was nothing in the details of the slightest public interest. The substantial ground of appeal was that the pauper had a derivative settlement in Shutlanger, but it failed of proof; and the Court confirmed the order, the costs to follow the decision of the reserved point.


Bucks Herald - Saturday 06 November 1858

Man Drowned. —On Monday night last, as a man of Hanslope, of the name of Garrett, was returning home from Stony Stratford when he accidentally fell into the canal at the Cosgrove lock and was drowned. The night was very dark, and it is supposed he missed his way.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 18 December 1858

COMMITMENTS TO THE COUNTY GAOL AND HOUSE CORRECTION

Alfred Horne, one month hard labour, for begging at Cosgrove


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 04 June 1859

Petty Sessions Stony Stratford

Joseph Holdom, Cosgrove Damaging vegetables 4s 0d


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 27 August 1859

COMMITMENTS TO THE COUNTY GAOL AND HOUSE CORRECTION

William Brown and Charles West, charged with having set fire to a hovel, at Cosgrove.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 03 December 1859

NORTHAMPTON WINTER ASSIZES

Cosgrove. William Brown (37) and Charles West (18), charged with wilfully setting fire to a hovel, belonging to Richard Scrivener.


Northampton Mercury - Saturday 10 December 1859

Cosgrove. WILLIAM BROWN, 37, weaver, and CHARELS WEST, 18, labourer, pleaded guilty to an indictment for setting fire to s hovel, the property of Mr. Richard Scrivener, at Cosgrove, on 16th Aug. last. They were each sentenced to Four Year’s Penal Servitude.