The farmers and others who usually attend the Market Room at the Dolphin Inn, Petersfield, have spontaneously raised a subscription, and presented Mr. Dean, the landlord (at the Christmas Market), with a silver cup, of ten guineas value, as a testimony of their esteem for his obliging conduct, and well-regulated ordinary, at a moderate charge.
Died on Sunday morning, after a lingering illness, T. White, Esq. of Langrish Lodge, near Petersfield, in the 58th year of his age.
Died on Thursday, at Petersfield, Rich. Watson, Esq. aged 65, many years an extensive coach-proprietor on the Portsmouth and London road.
C. J. HECTOR , Clerk to the Trustees.
Petersfield, Jan.29, 1824.
WANTS a Situation as CLERK in a Mercantile House, Mill, or Office, or as a Book-keeper, a Man, about 28 years of age, who understands Merchants’ Accounts, and has been brought up in the Millering and Corn-factoring Business. Respectable references can be given; no objection to town or country. Apply, post paid, to A.Z,. Messrs. H. and H. Lintott’s, Petersfield, Hants.
Married at Chichester, a few days since, Mr. E. Maxwell, of Mursted, near Petersfield, to Miss Elizabeth Maxwell, dress-maker, of Petersfield, and daughter of Mr. James Maxwell, of Cosham.
PETITIONS of Insolvent Debtors to be heard before his Majesty’s Justices, at the Adjourned General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, which will be holden at the Grand Jury Chamber, Winchester, in and for the county of Southampton, on Monday the 8th day of March next, at the hour of eleven o’clock in the forenoon.
THOMAS HOLMES, the younger, (sued with Thomas Holmes, the elder), formerly of Middleton, afterwards of Petersfield, then of Emsworth, and late of Hambledon, in the same county, Gardener.
Mr. and Mrs. Marchison and family, from Up Park, Petersfield, and Mr. Marsters and family, have removed from the Marine Hotel, to private apartments—the former, to Rock Gardens, and the latter, to St. James’s-street.
The Court of King’s Bench last week, on the application of Mr. Gaselee, granted a rule Nisi , calling upon Mr. Currie, Steward of the Court Leet of the borough of Petersfield, to shew cause why a criminal information should not be filed against him, for having misconducted himself at the Court, held in Jan. last, in selecting the Jury.
A petition is signing, to be sent to the House of Commons, from the town and hundred of Alton, praying for the reduction of the additional duties on Excise Licenses; and we understand that similar petitions are preparing for the several towns of Petersfield, Alresford, Farnham, Godalming, &c.
…John Sanderson, for uttering a forged bill of exchange, for 39l. 7s. with intent to defraud Messrs. Smith, Payne and Smith, bankers, London, or Messrs. Hector, Bencroft, and Co. bankers, Petersfield; …
Died on Sunday, at Portsmouth, Lt. John Shaw, 34th regiment. He was attacked with apoplexy when on the march with his regiment, between Alton and Petersfield.
C. J. HECTOR, Clerk to the said trustees.
UNION-HALL.—THE LATE PORTSMOUTH COACH ROBBERY.—Yesterday JOHN WILSON was brought before L. B. Allen, Esq. charged with having been concerned in stealing a parcel, containing 1,005l., from the Portsmouth Coach on the 16th January last. The prisoner is a short stout man, about 45 years of age, and respectably dressed; he was disguised about the head, his hair having been apparently shaved off a considerable way up the forehead.
Stephen Bancroft, Esq. banker at Petersfield, stated that on the day in question he sent a parcel by the Hero coach to Messrs. Williams, containing the 1,005l. but on the following day he learnt, by express, that the parcel had been lost in the delivery.—G. B. Carpenter, the Serjeant at Mace at Hastings, said he searched the prisoner at the Hastings Bank on Friday last, and found on him two pocket books—in one were several Rye and Portsmouth notes, and in a bundle of country notes, which dropped from his trousers, was a 10l. note of the Winchester Bank.
Mr. Tooth, a hosier, of Hastings, said, on Friday evening last the prisoner came to his shop, and, purchasing a pair of gloves, tendered a 10l. Manchester note in payment, and received the difference. Soon after the prisoner’s departure he suspected the note was a bad one, and made immediate inquiries, when he found it was one of those stolen from the Hero coach, and pursuing the prisoner, brought him back to the Bank; he then pulled out a 10l. Rye note and wished to exchange, but was detained in custody. Mr. Bancroft identified the note tendered in payment for the gloves, as one stolen from his parcel. The prisoner, on being called upon, declined saying any thing until he consulted his attorney. He was then remanded, and the Magistrate directed the coachman to attend. The gaoler received instructions not to permit any person to have communication with the prisoner except his Solicitor.
UNION-HALL.—Yesterday a man, who gave his name John Wilson, was brought before L. B. ALLEN, Esq., charged under strong circumstances of suspicion with having been concerned in stealing a parcel, containing 1,005l. from the Portsmouth coach, on the 16th of January last. The prisoner was taken into custody at Hastings, and conducted up to town by Mr. Cape, the City Marshall, and John Forrester, one of the city officers, both of whom attended the examination. The prisoner is a stout-built short man, about 45 years of age, and respectably dressed; he was disguised about the head, his hair having been apparently shaved close off a considerable way up the forehead. The following evidence was adduced against him:—
Stephen Bencroft, Esq., banker, of Petersfield, stated, that on the 16th of last January, he packed up a parcel containing 1,005l., viz., 805l. in Winchester bank notes, 150l. in sovereigns, and 50l. in silver, which parcel was directed to Messrs. Williams, the bankers, in Birchin-lane, London, and intrusted to the care of Francis Faulkner, the driver of the Hero, Portsmouth coach. About half past ten o’clock that day the coach left Petersfield, and the following day, at 12 o’clock, he having received an express from town, stating that the parcel with its contents were stolen from the coach between the Elephant and Castle and Birchin-lane, he immediately proceeded to London, and subsequently ascertained that some of the stolen notes were in circulation, but no trace of their circulation was discovered until Friday last. On Sunday last he received a letter at Petersfield from Hastings, stating that a person had been taken into custody there, who had endeavoured to pass a 10l. Winchester bank-note, which was suspected to have been one of the stolen notes. Witness immediately set off to that place, and upon comparing the number of the note attempted to be passed by the prisoner, he discovered it to be one of those on the list of the 10l. stolen notes. There was another 10l. Winchester stolen note found in the prisoner’s possession, besides 10 or 12 notes of the Rye and Petworth Banks; also three or four 1l. notes of Messrs. Alexander and Co., Dublin. Mr. Bencroft added, that he suspected the prisoner to have been concerned in the above robbery.
George Bristow Carpenter, who searched the prisoner, and a person from Hastings, to whom he paid one of the notes, confirmed this statement.
Mr. ALLEN asked the prisoner if he wished to say any explanation of the manner in which he became possessed of the Winchester stolen notes?
The Prisoner.—I have no desire to say any thing at present; I wish to consult with my attorney first.
The prisoner was remanded, and the gaoler received instructions not to permit any person to have communication with the prisoner, except his solicitor.
To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in Parliament assembled.
THE PETITION OF WILLIAM COBBETT
Most humbly sheweth,
That there is, in the county of Sussex, a chain of lands, called forests, extending, with scarcely any interruption, from the neighbourhood of Rye, on the borders of Kent, to that of Petersfield in Hampshire; that these forests, which thus run the whole length of the county, are, upon an average, equal in width to a third part of the county; that the farms on the borders, or in the interior parts of these forests, consist, on average, of about one sixth part of arable and meadow land, two sixths parts of underwood, and three sixths parts of heath and scrubby coppice, generally called forest land; that these farms are, in general, rented by men of very moderate pecuniary means, who mix with their farming, charcoal-making, hoop-making, and the like; that a large portion of the produce of these farms consists of rabbits, which abound exceedingly throughout the whole of these forests; that it is the invariable practice of the farmers to have a number of rabbit-traps constantly set on their farms; that the rabbits yield a considerable part (perhaps a full third) of all the meat expended in the farm-houses in this part of England; that, besides this, the farmer looks to the rabbits (which he sells to the higglers who supply the London market) for a part of the means of paying his rent, tithe and taxes; that when a farm is taken in these parts, the tenant counts much more upon rabbits than he does upon sheep; and that, without full power to take, kill, and consume or sell the rabbits, and to use nets and traps in order to catch them, no man can pay either rent or rates upon one of these farms, and, seeing that, unless the rabbits be kept down, no corn or underwoods can be grown.
That a Bill now before your Honourable House, will, if it become a law, totally ruin this whole body of farmers; that that Bill proposes to violate all existing laws; that it proposes to take from these farmers, and to give to the landlords, the right to kill and use and sell the rabbits; that, in cases where the ownership of the land is in the occupier, he must, nevertheless, be ruined, unless he be a man of great estate, seeing, that no one can use nets or traps but a gamekeeper; seeing that none but men of great estate are to have power to appoint gamekeepers; and seeing, that, unless the farmer can freely use nets, and traps to catch rabbits, his land, in the parts above mentioned, must be overrun, and he can grow no corn, no underwood, and cannot turn the rabbits to account. That your Petitioner’s reluctance to take up any portion of the precious time of your Honourable House, would naturally suggest to him that it is impossible for such a Bill to pass; but, that experience has taught your humble Petitioner to listen with great caution to such suggestions; and, that, besides, he can see no reason to conclude, that Bill, which has been not only received, but read a second time by your Honourable House, may not also be passed by that same House.
That your Petitioner, therefore, prays that your Honourable House will not pass the aforesaid Bill; and that, believing as he sincerely does, that a Bill so unjust and revolutionary never could have been presented to a reformed House of Commons, he most humbly prays, that your Honourable House may be speedily and radically reformed.
And your Petitioner will ever pray.
It is reported, in the newspapers, that when this Petition was presented, you observed that if the Petitioner would read the Bill, he would find that the Bill did not make rabbits Game. …
On the evening of Friday se’nnight, a well dressed, respectable-looking person, a stranger to Hasting, went into the shop of Mr. Tooth, a linen-draper in the high-street of that town, to purchase a pair of gloves, presented a £10 note in payment, and received the requisite change. Mr. Tooth soon after showed the note to Mr. Gill, the banker, who discovered it to be one of the Petersfield bank-notes, which were stolen from the Portsmouth coach, on the 19th Jan. last. Immediately on ascertaining this, Mr. Tooth endeavoured to discover the person who presented it, and was fortunate enough to meet him in the street. On being told the note was a bad one, he offered to change it; but was subsequently induced to accompany Mr. Tooth to Mr. Gill’s banking-house. A magistrate attended, and the person of the stranger was strictly searched:—two £5, and one £10 notes (stolen ones of the Petersfield Bank) dropped from between his flannel-waistcoat and his skin; and Irish and other bank-notes and sovereigns, to the amount of £30, were found in his pockets. When interrogated as to how the stolen notes came into his possession, his answers were by no means satisfactory. Intelligence was dispatched to the Petersfield and Chichester bankers, who soon arrived at Hastings, accompanied by the Portsmouth coachman and the City Marshall. The coachman was unable to identify the person of the prisoner, who on Monday was conveyed to London by the mail-coach, for examination at Union-Hall. The Bankers, Mr. Tooth, the City Marshall, the Portsmouth Coachman, and a Constable, proceeded to town by the same conveyance. The prisoner has since been committed to Horsemonger-Lane gaol, we understand, for further examination.—The above is a more correct statement, than that which appears on the same subject in the 4th page, copied from a London print.
Discovery of a quantity of the Stolen Notes of the Petersfield Bank.—On Saturday, noon last, a middle-aged man, who refuses to disclose his name, entered the shop of Mr. Tooth, linen-draper, Hastings, and made a purchase of several articles, for the payment of which he tendered a 10l. note of the Petersfield Bank. Doubting its being genuine, Mr. T., applied at the Hastings Bank, only a few doors distant, and learnt it was one of the Petersfield stolen notes; on this Mr. T., stepping to the door, beckoned the man in, who was waiting on the pavement, and who no sooner entered the bank than the key was turned upon him, and his person searched, when others of the same bank, to a large amount, were found; some in a pocket-book, and others rapped round his legs beneath the stockings.
The inhabitants of Petersfield have lately lost a most useful and worthy member of society—Mr. P. Dear, currier, who ended his earthly career on the 18th ultimo, at the advance age of 77 years. He was celebrated for his skill in the healing art, having performed innumerable cures by the most simple remedies, extracted chiefly from herbs.
Solicitor to the Assignees.
C. J. HECTOR, Clerk to the said trustees.
Dated the 13th day of April, 1824.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Wm. MINCHIN, at the Red Lion Inn, Petersfield, Hants, on Thursday the 20th day of May next, precisely at four o’clock in the afternoon, according to the Conditions of Sale to be then and there produced.—A most desirable COPYHOLD ESTATE of INHERITANCE, called TANKERDALE, nearly equal in vale to Freehold, in the Parish of Steep, Hants; comprising a substantial FARM HOUSE, Barns, Stables, and other suitable Offices, and 118 Acres, customary measure, of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture LAND, (more or less) with extensive and valuable Common Rights, abounding with Game; and the River Arun running thro’ the Estate, affords excellent Trout Fishing. The Estate is calculated for the growth of turnips, the soil being sandy loam, and lies in a Ring Fence.
Steep is 52 miles from London, two miles from Petersfield; within one mile of the Turnpike Road, and near to several Market Towns.—Hounds are kept in the neighbourhood.
N.B.—One Moiety of the Purchase Money may remain on Security.
For particulars enquire of Mr. John Cobb, the Proprietor, on the Premises, or to Mr. Greetham, Solicitor, Petersfield, Hants.
C. J. HECTOR, Clerk to the Trustees.
Petersfield, April 28, 1824.
C. J. HECTOR, Clerk to the Trustees.
Petersfield, May 28, 1824
C. J. HECTOR, Clerk.
Petersfield, May 28, 1824.
HOUSE to be LET or SOLD, at Harting, near Petersfield, Hants, well calculated for a small respectable family.—The Premises consist of a parlour, drawing-room 21 feet by 17, opening into a spacious walled Garden by two spacious French windows, two kitchens, two cellars, and four bed-rooms, with an elegant entrance-hall and staircase. The whole to be Let for Twenty Pounds per annum.—Enquire at Mrs. Durman’s, Harting.
Libel.—In the Court of King’s Bench on Saturday, Mr. Jolliffe, M.P. for Petersfield, obtained a verdict of Guilty against Mr. Couling, for a libel contained in a handbill published by the Defendant. The Defendant read his own defence, in which he maintained “that Mr. Jolliffe had violently possessed and retained property in Petersfield, of which he was heir at law. He said that for claiming his own he had been imprisoned in a lunatic asylum. Mr. Jolliffe made £50,000 by selling seats in Parliament to several Members, among whom he named William Draper Best (now Chief Justice of the Common Pleas).”
C. J. HECTOR, Clerk to the Trustees.
PETERSFIELD, June 18, 1824.
Solicitor for the Assignee, Petersfield, Hants
THE KING v. CURRY, GENT.—In Hilary Term, a Rule Nisi for an information was granted against the defendant for alleged corrupt conduct in his office of Steward of the Manor of Petersfield, in the nomination of the Leet Jury, who, by the custom of the Manor, were to present the Mayor of the Borough of Petersfield. Two grounds were urged for the motion, first, that the defendant had given a list of the persons to the constable who were to serve on the Jury; and second, that he had stayed in the room with the Jury to assist and influence them, whilst they were making their presentment.
Cause was now shewn against the rule by Mr. SCARLETT, Mr. ADAM, and Mr. MEREWETHER, on long affidavits, in answer to those which had been filed for the prosecution.
Mr. GASELEE, Mr. COLTMAN, and Mr. CARTER were heard in support of the Rule. The case (which was of mere local interest) occupied a considerable portion of time. The defendant had been appointed, in 1823, to the office of Steward of the Manor of Petersfield, by Mr. John Jolliffe, the Lord. It was alleged against Mr. Curry, that he had nominated the partisans of Mr. Jolliffe to serve on the Leet Jury, on the occasion of the presentation of Mr. Blunt, the present Mayor, and had appointed Mr. Meres, who had three or four times before served the office of Mayor, to act as Foreman of the Leet; and that he remained with the Jury whilst they were considering of their presentment. There had been quo warranto informations against persons elected to the office of Mayor by the Leet summoned, according to the custom of the manor; and these proceedings had occasioned a good deal of mutual irritation in the borough. Mr. Curry now addressed himself to the specific charges of alleged corruption. As to the first, he distinctly swore, that in the mode of summoning the Jury he had merely acted according to the custom of the manor, and the course adopted by his predecessors, without favour or affection, and that he did not consider himself bound to select persons from either party in the borough. The person summoned on the occasion in question might be tenants of Mr. Jolliffe, but he believed they were persons of character, property, and independence; and without any political bias in favour of Mr. Jolliffe. As to the nomination of Mr. Meres to be foreman, he understood that it was always the practice to appoint a gentleman to act as foreman who had previously filled the office of Mayor. Then, as to the second charge, he stated that he was not actuated by any improper motive in remaining with the Leet whilst they deliberated upon their presentment. He took no part in their proceedings, but merely remained to give them his ministerial assistance, as Steward, in case it should become necessary. It was therefore insisted that the rule ought to be discharged.—The COURT said, that as the affidavits were of great length, and as the subject well deserved the attention of the Court, they would not give judgement for the present.
C. J. HECTOR,
Clerk to the Trustees
8th July, 1824.
The horse-stealers have of late, been more than ordinarily active. On the night of Saturday se’nnight a black gelding was stolen from Lee Farm, near Rye; and on the following morning, a jet-black gelding, was stolen in a field at Petersfield, and although the distance between the two places is great, yet they pursue a system which renders it probable, that both robberies were committed by the same gang of villains.
It has been some time in contemplation to improve the road leading from Hampshire into Sussex on the north side of the downs, by Petersfield and Midhurst, from which latter place an excellent communication with Brighton is already open. A survey of Stonar Hill, near Petersfield, has been made, with the view of deciding on the probability of making that very steep eminence of easy ascent, and f this can be effected, it has been suggested that a communication might be formed, by the way of Alton and Alresford, with Andover, and so forward with the present line to Cheltenham. While these plans are under deliberation, it is matter of surprise that the public, and particularly those acquainted with the importance of the city of Winchester, and the superior advantages to be derived by a communication with it from all points of the adjacent counties, should not have paid some attention to this subject. There is an obvious disadvantage in the line now under consideration: first, Stonar Hill, which never can be rendered of easy ascent; then a succession of hills towards Alresford; whence to Winchester is a very circuitous and objectionable route. Winchester, whatever ulterior views may be entertained, is certainly the proper object of an improved road from Brighton into Hants, by way of Petersfield; and the intercourse with Petersfield alone of great importance, being a good market, and considerable town, and the direct line from Petersfield to Winchester, by Bramdean; thence passing by Cheriton, and joining the London road to Winchester, opposite the Duke of Buckingham’s entrance, is about three miles nearer than the road by Alton and Alresford. Besides which, it is a level line (except the last two or three miles) running along a valley of flints to Cheriton, and thence passing over the chalk. There is no ground to purchase; materials abound, and parish labour alone judiciously employed, would make a perfect road, at a comparatively small expense. This road, if formed, would complete a direct line from Cheltenham to Brighton, through Winchester, would communicate with the intermediate towns and seats, would be frequented by the waggons which convey commodities to and from the fairs of Magdalen and St Giles’s Hills &c. and afford numerous facilities not to be obtained by any other course. We can not anticipate an indifference to measures in which public convenience is involved, by Trustees and Commissioners of out turnpike roads, or by private individuals, who desire to promote the advantage of the community.
WANTED,—A DAIRY-MAID, who is perfectly equal to the Management of Eight or Nine Cows, as well as the Management of Poultry, has been used to baking, and can have a good character from her last place.—Apply to Mr. Dean, Dolphin Inn, Petersfield.
It is proposed to make a new road from Petersfield to Farnham, by which the distance will be reduced from 21 to 16 miles, making the whole distance from London, through Staines, Farnham, and Petersfield, to Portsmouth, 72 miles, being the same distance as the present mail road, with the advantage of avoiding Hindhead, and the other hills between Liphook and Godalming. A new road from Midhurst to Petersfield is also in contemplation, which will open a direct communication between Brighton and Oxford.
Married, on Sunday last, Mr. John Evans, Draper, of Petersfield, to Miss Earwicker, of Havant.
Superior fast Machine Horses, off the Rocket Portsmouth Coach, the genuine and entire property of Mr. Robert Nichols, working two Stages to Petersfield.—By Messrs. GOWAR and Co. at their Repository, (late Sadler’s), Goswell-street, on FRIDAY, Aug. 20, positively without reserve.
John Wilson, a man of decent appearance, of about 40 years of age, was indicted for stealing from the Hero Portsmouth coach, on the 16th of January last, a parcel containing bank-notes, sovereigns, and silver, amounting to 1,005l.
Mr. BRODRICK stated the case for the prosecution.
Mr. Stephen Bencraft, examined by Mr. THESSIGER.—I am a banker at Petersfield, and have one partner, Mr. Hector. I remitted on the 15th of January last some money to London—the sum of 1,005l. to Williams and Co. Birchin-lane. Our young man looked out the notes, and I packed them up. There was 805l. in 5l. and 10l. notes, of different country banks, 150l. in gold, and 50l. in silver. The parcel was directed to Messrs. Williams and Co., bankers, London.
George Young, examined by Mr. BRODERICK.—Was a clerk in January to Mr. Bencraft. Put up the parcel and notes mentioned in the indictment. I took them out, and entered them in our book. Delivered it to Faulkner, the driver of the new coach from Portsmouth, between 10 and 11 on the morning of the 16th.
Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS.—I am able to swear the list of the notes was correct. The parcel was made up in my presence by Mr. Bencraft, and I am certain all the notes were put in.
H. Harding, book-keeper, at the Fountain inn, Portsmouth, to the Hero coach, was called, on the morning of the 16th, to the coffee-room. I found three gentlemen there. They came there in the morning. The prisoner was one of these persons. They were in company. They said, unless they could get to the front of the coach to London, they would not go by the Hero. I procured them the three front seats. I saw them get on the coach. Two got up at the door, one of them was the prisoner. The prisoner sat on the off-side, directly behind the coachman.
By Mr. ANDREWS.—Have not altered my opinion since I met you (Mr. Andrews) at Union-hall. I now speak positively to the man. I was positive at that time. I used the phrase “I believe Wilson was the man. I now am quite sure. On the second examination I observed the man wore the same pantaloons he did at Portsmouth, which confirmed my opinion. I am a confident man. Don’t believe I make a mistake at present. A man in the coffee-room looked at the men so sharply that it drew my attention to them.
Francis Faulkner, the driver of the Hero coach.—I received a parcel from Mr. George Young, at Petersfield. I got two parcels, which I placed in a box under my seat on the coach-box: one was a paper parcel, the other a canvas bag. They were directed to Messrs. Williams and Co., the bankers, in Birchin-lane. I locked the box, and put the key in my pocket. On that morning I took up four passengers at Portsmouth. I saw Mr. Harding, the clerk, at the Fountain. The three men sat on the front of the roof, and one on the box. They were on the coach when I put in the parcel. They could see me do it. One of the men got down at the Stags, at Lambeth. The others at the Elephant and Castle. I cannot speak to the person of the prisoner. I examined the box at the Spread Eagle, in Gracechurch-street. The parcel and bag were gone. I ran to the banking-house to give notice of the loss, and returned, and saw a skeleton-key in the lock of the box; it was a common picklock-key. I stopped at the Stags, at Lambeth, about two minutes and a half. I went into the Stags. We stopped 20 minutes to dinner at Ripley. When I went to Union-hall Harding was there; I saw him point out the prisoner in the passage to the office. Two men were then in custody.
Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS.—I said the other man, who has since been discharged, was, on my belief, one of the men, but I find I was mistaken since, at least there were two things I could not substantiate—his teeth and hair. I could not swear he was not one of the men. I have my doubts about him. That man satisfied the magistrate that I must be mistaken. I don’t affect to say that I have the least knowledge of the prisoner.
Mr. Edward Tooth, a hosier and glover at Hastings.—On the 19th of March last, prisoner came to my shop. He bought two pair of gloves, which came to 4s. 2d. He gave me a 10l. Chichester note, and I returned him the change. Prisoner would not take the half-pence of the change at first, but I went out to get change, and then he took them. I went to the clerk of the Hastings Bank, and in consequence of what I heard from him, I went after the prisoner, I found him in the High-street. I told him the note was a bad one. He said, “Oh, no, it is not bad; if it is, I will give you another.” I walked with him up the street, until we got near the Bank. He attempted to go into a shop to give me another note. I said we had better go to the bank, and we went there. Mr. Gill, the banker, came in with a list of the stolen notes, which he showed the prisoner, and told him his note was one of those stolen, and wished to know how he came by it. Prisoner said he took it at Brighton for silk goods he had sold to a Guernsey merchant. Mr. Gill asked him who he was, and where he lived. He said he was a coal-merchant, living at Burton-crescent, in London. Mr. Gill sent for an officer. Before the officer came, the prisoner offered me a ten pound note of the Rye bank, in lieu of the other. The officer, Carpenter, came and searched the prisoner in my presence. The officer took one pocket-book from his person containing several notes, and then some sovereigns. Carpenter asked him if had any others, to which he answered “no.” His pockets were then emptied. The Town-clerk, who was present, desired the officer to make further search and take his clothes off. His boots were taken off. Mr. Carpenter took up from the ground two rolls of notes, near the prisoner. There were notes found on him besides those I gave him.
Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS.—The prisoner was in Mr. Gill’s presence nearly an hour. The prisoner submitted readily to be searched, and said he travelled round the country, and received notes from a variety of persons. The prisoner said, “This may be one of the stolen notes for aught I know; but I got it from some person as I travelled round the country.” A great many notes originally taken from him have been since returned to the prisoner.
George Bristow Carpenter, examined by Mr. BRODERICK.—I am an officer at Hastings. I was sent for to the Bank on the 19th of March. I searched the prisoner, and found on him a pocket-book, some sovereigns, and a little silver. Also a screw-driver. There were some Rye notes in the pocket-book. I asked him if he had any more notes, to which he answered, No. I made another search. He was reluctant to be searched. I observed something on the floor, from which the prisoner moved his foot. I picked it up. It was a roll of notes. Among them there were three of the notes said to be stolen. There were two 5l. and a 10l. note. I marked my name upon them, and delivered the notes to Mr. Cope.
By Mr. ANDREWS.—A good deal of money I took from the prisoner was returned to him, as there was nothing suspicious about it.
Mr. James W. Cope, City-Marshal of London, examined by Mr. THESSIGER.—I received certain notes from Mr. G. Carpenter. I kept the notes, which I produce, and also a screw-driver. The notes are in the same state as when I received them. I was present at the first examination of the prisoner at Union Hall. Also at the second, on the 14th of April. I saw Harding there. He pointed out the prisoner to me.
By Mr. ANDREWS.—I mean that Harding said he was one of the men who came on the coach. There was another man of whom the coachman spoke who was afterwards discharged.
George Young produced the bankers’ book, in which the notes were entered, and compared the entry with the notes. There were two 5l. Petworth notes; two 10l. Chichester notes.
By Mr. ANDREWS.—There is no entry of the date of the note, but there is of the value.
Mr. Bencraft recalled, and examined by Mr. ANDREWS.—There may be notes of the same number issued in different years, but each are distinguished with a letter. The numbers are entered that the notes can be ascertained; the others of the same number may have been in circulation issued in different years; tow of the notes have the letter D. on them.
This closed the case for the prosecution.
The prisoner, on being called on for his defence, assured his lordship and the gentlemen of the jury, that he was innocent of the charge. It was so long from the time of his apprehension to its being declared to him (only last Monday) that he was to be tried on this charge, that he had not the opportunity to ascertain where he was at the time when the robbery was said to be committed; or how, in his capacity of a dealer at fairs and markets, he had received the notes in question.
The case then went to the jury, who returned, in a few minutes, a verdict of guilty; and sentence of transportation for seven years was immediately pronounced against him.
The case excited a great deal of interest in the county, as it was understood that the bankers have refused several offers to compromise, and receive back a great part of the stolen property. A sum exceeding 1,00l. is stated to have been expended by Mr. Bencraft in the tracing of the gang, which, added to the value of the lost property, makes a great sacrifice on the part of that gentleman to public justice.
As a proof of the salubrious situation of Petersfield, there are at present living in that borough 25 persons above 80 years of age, among whom is a mother and three daughters, living together, whose united ages amount to 330 years. The mother is 105, and retains nearly all her faculties. Within the last few months the following aged persons have died:- Wm. Bampton, aged 86, Mr Wm. Hill, 80; and on Monday last were interred Mr Samuel Andrews, 81, and Mary Wheatfield, 83.
By the spirited conduct of Moses Hoper, Esq. who has commenced cutting a road through his estate, near Petersfield, the dangerous and almost impassable road over Stonar Hill will be avoided; and an easier and much nearer communication opened between Brighton and Portsmouth, to Windsor, Oxford, Cheltenham, and all parts of the West of England.
There was a plentiful supply of New Wheat at Petersfield Market, on Wednesday, which fetched from £13 10s to £15 per load. Barley and Oats have not yet made their appearance, from the unsettled state of the weather.
Died at Petersfield, on Saturday last, aged 44, Mary, wife of Thomas Shoell, jun. grocer, after a most painful illness of six months duration. She has left two infant daughters to deplore her loss.
On Tuesday died, in the Workhouse at Petersfield, Mrs Bratt, at the advance age of 88.
LOST, September the 4th, from Barnet Fair, a Staffordshire bred HEIFER, forward in calf, trimmed head and tail; marked with the letter B on the hip. Also a SCOTCH RUNT, marked with a stroke of red paint down the hip. Whoever has found the same, and will bring them to G. Young, Draper, Guildford, Surrey; or G. Knowles, of Lyss, near Petersfield, Hants, shall receive a Reward of TWO GUINEAS, with all reasonable expences.
Any person having Lost Three SCOTCH HEIFERS, and will describe the marks, and apply to the said G. Young, by paying the expences, may have them again.
The new line of the road between this city and Petersfield, noticed by a correspondent in our paper a few weeks since, has attracted the attention of the gentlemen of this part of the country. A meeting of the inhabitants of this city is to be held on the subject during the ensuing week, and a general meeting is called on the following week for the same purpose, at Westmeon Hut.
Last week an aged female was hop picking in a field near Petersfield, with her three daughters, whose united ages amounted to 335 years, the mother being 105, the eldest daughter 85, the second 80, and the youngest, 65.
Yesterday a meeting of the inhabitants of this city was held at the Guildhall, for the purpose of considering the consequences likely to result from the proposed new line of road from Petersfield.—At the request of the Mayor, the chair was taken by R. Littlehales, Esq. The Rev. E. Poulter called the attention of the meeting to the projected communication between the North-west and the South-east parts of England, by means of the road from Brighton to Midhurst, and thence to Petersfield. The Rev. Gentleman strongly urged the necessity of facilitating the communication between this city and Petersfield; and recommended, that as the road by way of Alresford was very hilly, another should be taken, from the Duke of Buckingham’s Lodge gate, over Durden Down to Durden House, Cheriton, and from thence to Bramdean and Westmeon Hut. If the expenses to Bramdean were defrayed by Winchester, Petersfield would gladly make good her part of the road from Bramdean to the Hut. The chief obstacle had been Bordean Hill; but the proprietor had offered either to lower it himself, or furnish money sufficient for that purpose. Having detailed, at some length, the advantages of his proposition, Mr Poulter moved—
That the proposed line of the road from Winchester, through Cheriton, Hinton, and Bramdean, to Westmeon Hut, and thence by Bordean to Petersfield, appears to this meeting to be, on all accounts, the most eligible means of effecting the long and much wanted communication between the north-west and the south-east parts of England.
That the said line would be in itself, positively and comparatively, with any other for the same purpose, the most important public accommodation in general, and in particular the most beneficial to Winchester, Petersfield, Cheriton, Hinton, Bramdean, and proportionably so to all other parishes through, or near where it passes.
That, for the above reasons, and having also seen the highly favourable report of Mr Blandford, road surveyor, upon the said line, as well as the concurrent information of other persons conversant with it, this meeting approves of it, and so far adopts it as to proceed in giving the immediate notice necessary for a Bill to be accordingly brought before Parliament the ensuing Session.
That a small immediate subscription be opened for the necessary expenses previous to proceeding in the Act.
That a Committee be appointed to conduct such previous matters, and to communicate with the advertised meeting at Westmeon Hut, on the same subject.
That, supporting such meeting should also appoint a Committee for the same purpose, the two several Committees should, with their consent, act in concert, and afterwards form one joint Committee together, to propose and lay before future general meetings, at Winchester and at Westmeon Hut, a plan, admeasurement, and estimate, of perfecting the said line, for their ulterior determination upon the measure itself, and if that be finally approved, upon the mode of raising the fund for carrying it into execution.
Dr Littlehales thought that some of the Trustees of the neighbouring roads should be consulted previous to the above alteration being carried into effect; and the Mayor suggested the propriety of securing the co-operation of Alresford, a line of road by Ropley Dean and Rumsdean Bottom to Petersfield, being already commenced.
Mr Poulter’s propositions having been seconded, a desultory conversation ensued, and it was at length moved, as an amendment, and agreed to, that the new line of communication be by way of Alresford, and thence to Bramdean, &c.
Last week an old woman, named Legge, was hop-picking in Mr. Leer’s garden, near Petersfield, with her three daughters, whose united ages amounted to 335 years, namely, the mother 105, the eldest daughter 85, second 80, and the youngest 65. It happened that the old woman felt herself obliged to chastise the child of 65 for idleness, remarking, that she feared she would turn out unsteady through life. It is not the least remarkable circumstance, that the old woman has seen seven generations.
Petersfield.—A case of importance to Friendly Societies was heard before the Magistrates at Winchester, on Monday. A member who was ill of a fever, having a wife, who had been recently confined, and five children, two of them not able to walk, applied to the overseer of Buriton for relief, which not being granted, as his case required, application was made for a sufficient allowance. The Magistrates decided, that as the man had 8s. per week from the Society, 5s. only should be paid by the parish. The stewards, however, discontinued the club allowance, being sanctioned by their articles, and the Magistrates have therefore summoned them to appear again on Monday next. Opinion of Counsel is to be taken on the case, the result of which will probably be an action in one of the higher Courts, or the dissolution of the Society.
PETERSFIELD, Oct. 8, 1824
AT a Meeting of the Committee held this day, for carrying into execution the Resolution of the Trustees at their last meeting, relating to the lowering and altering the Road up Stonar Hill, and continuing the present line of road through Ropley, to the Alresford Turnpike Road, Messrs. Whicher and Brewer having attended as agents on the part of Moses Hoper, Esq. and having delivered in the following statement in writing, viz :—
“My only instructions from Mr Hoper are, that as he has began the road through his Hanger, that he should wish to complete the same according to the line first marked out by him; after which he has no objection to treat with the Trustees of the Rushes Road for a fair remuneration for land and expenses, and also to report to him the views of the Committee now sitting.” JOHN WHICHER.
“P.S. I have no power to treat with the Commissioners for any other line of road through Mr Hoper’s property.”
It was resolved, that the Committee do not feel themselves at all authorised to enter into any arrangement with Mr Hoper with regard to the line of road he is now making through his copse up Stonar Hill, inasmuch as such line of road is not so convenient or so well adapted for the public, as the line of road proposed by Mr Clark, and adopted at the last meeting of the Trustees, a copy of whose resolutions for carrying the same into effect, was transmitted by Mr Hector, the clerk, with a letter, suggesting the propriety of Mr Hoper’s not proceeding in cutting further than through the hillock behind his cottage, where the proposed line of road was intended to enter, and to which extent Mr Brewer (his agent) then and now declares his instructions were at that time only to cut.
It was further resolved, that these Resolutions be published in the two County Papers, and that the several persons interested in the road, be requested to attend the next Meeting of the Trustee, to be held at the Dolphin Inn, Petersfield, on Friday the 15th day of October instant, at eleven o’clock in the forenoon, in order to ascertain the amount of subscriptions for carrying into execution the resolutions of the last meeting of the Trustees.
JAMES WHITE, Chairman
Monday being the Anniversary of the Beneficial Society of these towns, the members of this excellent institution, joined by many of their honorary members, proceeded to the Chapel in St. George’s square, Portsea, accompanied by the boys (amounting to 200) educated by the society, where an excellent sermon was delivered by the Rev. Mr Benwell. In the afternoon the Mayor and Corporation of Portsmouth, J. Fleming, Esq. M.P. Dr. Quarrier, Mr. Atcheson, of Petersfield, his son, and a number friends to the institution, partook of an excellent dinner in the hall of the society; James Carter, Esq. Mayor, in the chair. The customary loyal and appropriate toasts were drank in the course of the afternoon.
The Rev. Mr Benwell, expiated on the merits of the society, having frequently observed the great benefits it had produced.
On the health of the County Members being given, Mr Fleming returned thanks in behalf of himself and his colleagues, whose absence he regretted. He felt the deepest interest in the welfare and prosperity of the society. Such institutions conferred the greatest benefits, and he considered this establishment as one of the very best of the kind. Another society, upon a similar basis, and upon a more extensive scale, was about to formed in this county, the object of which was to relieve the labouring classes from the baneful and degrading effects of pauperism, and to inspire them with feelings of self respect and independence, which he hoped might restore that spirit of exertion so characteristic of Englishmen, and which had been lost sight of, in some instances, by the deteriorating operation of the Poor Laws. The plan has already me t with confidence on its meeting the utmost support from those gentlemen around him, who were always ready to relieve their less fortunate fellow creatures. It would be of incalculable benefit to the labouring classes, in providing them during sickness and in advance age; and he trusted that when the plan was fully matured, the Hampshire General Friendly Society would be productive of the utmost advantage to the community.
Dr. Quarrier observed, that he would always be happy to forward the views of such institutions. The society which had been alluded to by the Hon. Member for the county, he was satisfied would be of essential advantage to the labouring classes, by giving an impulse to their industry and reward for their exertion, as well as in freeing them from the debasing and demoralizing effects of the Poor Laws. This county would be the first to set an example of such an institution upon an extensive scale, and he contemplated the most beneficial results by its influence and action. His attention had been lately much directed to friendly societies, and he had observed that the most orderly, the most correct, and the best behaved persons, in the extensive district to which he belonged, were members of such societies.
Mr Atcheson regretted that his absence from his native place had prevented him from being an active member. He had always appreciated the merits of the society, and as he had again settled in the neighbourhood, it should in future have his utmost support.
Edward Carter, Esq. apologised for the absence of his relation, one of the Members for Portsmouth, who was on the Continent; and James Carter, Esq. the Mayor, regretted that Admiral Markham was prevented from attending by indisposition. The Mayor assured the meeting that the society had received the fullest support of the Corporation, and the manner in which it had been conducted reflected credit upon all concerned.
Mr. Fleming retired about nine o’clock, and the company soon afterwards separated, highly gratified by the hilarity and harmony which prevailed on this occasion, and much pleased with the urbanity and polite attention of the President. The intervals between the toasts were supplied by some excellent songs from Mr Hewit and other gentlemen. There were no less than 150 honorary and beneficial members present; and the 200 boys educated by the society were regaled with a good dinner.
NOTICE is hereby given, to all Persons whom it may concern,—That Application will be made to Parliament, in the next Session, for leave to bring in a Bill for DIVERTING, AMENDING, WIDENING, MAINTAINING, and REPAIRING the ROAD, from the Town of PETERSFIELD, in the County of Southampton, to the ALRESFORD TURNPIKE ROAD leading to London, between the fifty-fifth and fifty-fourth mile-stones, in the County of Southampton; and likewise to Alter, Amend, and Enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the second year of the reign of his present Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, “ An Act for Repairing and Widening the Roads from Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, and from Petersfield to the Alton Turnpike Road, near Ropley, in the County of Southampton,” so far as respects the said Turnpike Road from Petersfield to the ????? Turnpike Road near Ropley, and which said Road passes, or is intended to pass, through or into the several Parishes of Petersfield, Buriton, Steep, Froxfield, Colmer, Prior’s Dean, East Tisted, West Tisted, Privet, and Ropley, in the County of Southampton.—Dated this 16th day of October, 1824.
C. J. HECTOR,
PETERSFIELD, Oct. 14, 1824.
Mr. Stevenson, a London banker, is expected to start for Petersfield at the general election, in opposition to the interest of Mr. Jolliffe.—London paper
HY. GODWIN, Secretary
We hear that Mr. Stephenson, (a London Banker) will be introduced to the Electors of Petersfield (in interests adverse to those of H. Jolliffe, Esq.) at a public dinner on Monday se’nnight, (for the purpose of avowing his intention of offering himself as a Representative of that Borough, at the next Election.—Portsmouth Paper.
The inhabitants of this city and suburbs assembled yesterday, pursuant to notice from the Mayor, to take into further consideration the most eligible method of forming a communication between Winchester and Petersfield, with the view of effecting a more direct intercourse between the eastern and western parts of the kingdom. It appeared to be the opinion of the gentlemen present that the new line of turnpike should pass from this city towards Chilcomb, skirting the lower part of Magdalen Hill, on the south side, over the Rabbit Warren, direct to Durden House, Cheriton, and thence to Bramdean, by which course the distance to the traveller between this city and Petersfield would be materially abridged. A gentleman from Alresford presented a communication from the Burgesses of that town, submitting that the proposed new road might be prejudicial to the interests of its inhabitants, and requesting that the present meeting would not sanction any plan which did not include Alresford. In the course of the proceedings Charles Græme, Esq. of Kilmiston House, expressed his decided approbation of the method now proposed, and assured the meeting that he could produce the names of more than fifty gentlemen who were desirous of supporting it; and he entertained no doubt of ultimate success, if proceeded with. The resolutions will be found in another part of this paper.
Mr. Stephenson, the banker, arrived a few days ago in Petersfield, for the purpose of canvassing the electors of that hitherto close borough. His friends are sanguine of success; and if good eating and drinking will procure it, he has started first in the race, having entertained a large body of the electors on Monday last, at the Red Lion Inn in that town.
PETERSFIELD, Oct. 26.—Yesterday a numerous party of the Independent Freeholders of this ancient Borough, and their friends, dined together at the Red Lion Inn, to commemorate the last determination of the Committee of Appeal of the House of Commons, on the Right of Voting in this Borough, and to receive Mr. Stephenson, who has announced his intention of offering himself, together with Mr. Atcheson, at the next Election as a Candidate to represent it in Parliament. Mr. Atcheson was in the Chair. The following were among the toasts given on this interesting occasion:—His Majesty the King—The Duke of York and the other Branches of the Royal Family—the Navy and Army—Success to the Borough of Petersfield, and may its Inhabitants always be enabled to maintain its integrity and Independence—Mr. Stephenson—The House of Brunswick, and may they never forget the principles which seated their Ancestors on the Throne of these Realms—The Lord Lieutenant and the Magistracy of this County—Sir William de Crespigny, Bart., who had favoured the Meeting with his attendance on this occasion—The Members for the County—The Memory of Mr. Norton Powlett, who formerly represented this Borough, and invariably opposed its subjugation by the Family of the present Lord of the Manor—The Bishop and the Clergy of the Diocese—The Rev. James Henville, and the Warden and Fellows of Winchester, with success to that noble monument of the public spirit and munificence of William of Wykeham, a native of this county—The pious memory of Richard Churcher, the founder of the College in this Borough—Mr. Atcheson—The Earl of Egremont, whose liberality and public spirit have contributed so much to the improvement of his County and the neighbouring districts—The Memory of the late Right Honourable Bilson Legge, who formerly represented this Borough, and so successfully maintained the independence of this County against the influence of Lord Bute and others—The Earl of Sherborne—The Honourable Heneage Legge—The Independent Electors of Petersfield, and may they, by their unanimity, firmness, and public spirit, consolidate and secure the liberties of this Borough—Thomas Clement, Esq. with thanks to him for his liberal and disinterested services at the last Election for this Borough—John Butler, Esq.—Civil and Religious Liberty throughout the World—John Atkinson, Esq., whose eminent and disinterested services in the Cause of the Independence of this Borough entitle him to the gratitude and thanks of all the Electors—John Shacklesford, Esq., with thanks to him for the kind, friendly, and hospitable conduct he has invariably shewn to the inhabitants of this Borough—Col. Wyndham—Mr. Villebois, and the Members of the Hampshire Hunt—Mr. William Lang—Mr. Windus, with thanks to him for the liberal services he has rendered the Freeholders of Petersfield—The Ladies—Mr. Leer, Mr. Brewer, Mr. William Minchin, and Mr. Allan, the Stewards of the day—The Wooden Walls of Old England—The Landed and Commercial Interests, and may they be for ever united—Ships, Colonies, and Commerce. There were, besides many local toasts given, and Non Nobis Domine—God Save the King—The King and the Church—and other glees, with several beautiful songs, were sung with great effect and spirit by Mr. Evans, Mr. Collier, Mr. Dunn, and other Gentlemen. The company filled the new ball and another room, and the utmost harmony, good humour, and conviviality prevailed throughout the evening, and at twelve o’clock the whole party retired.
Among the Company present were, Sir William de Crespigny, Bart. N. Atcheson, Esq. J. Stephenson, Esq. the Rev. James Henville, the Rev. John Vane, the Rev. Thomas Westcombe, Wm. Curling, John Butler, W. Daun, Thos. Clement, Edw. Patrick,— Nicholson, Chas. Greetham, John Mellersh, William Lang, R. S. Atcheson, Esqrs. the Rev. A. S. Atcheson, Ralph Eden, Esq. M. D.; H. Atkinson, John Windus, John Atkinson, W. Glendining, C. Matson, Jas. Clement, J. Hicks,—Lipscombe,— Peskitt, Esqrs. ; Messrs. Fitt, S. Andrews, Smith Howard, Bower, J. Young, Shaft, Lewis, Lloyd, Silvester, Brewer, Powel, Calvert, W. Minchin, Allen, &c.
On Monday a very numerous party of freeholders of the borough of Petersfield dined together, at the Red Lion Inn, to commemorate the last determination of the Committee of Appeal of the House of Commons, on the right of voting in that borough, and to receive Mr. Stephenson, who has announced his intention of offering himself, together with Mr. Atcheson, at the next election as a candidate to represent it in Parliament. Mr. Atcheson was in the Chair. The dinner and wines were excellent, and reflected much credit on Holdaway.
NOTICE is hereby given, to all Persons who it may concern,—That Application will be made to Parliament in the next Session for leave to bring in a Bill to make and maintain a convenient Turnpike Road, from the city of Winchester to the town of Petersfield, in the county of Southampton; and which said road passes, or is intended to pass, through or into the parish of Saint Peter’s Cheesehill, the vill of Milland, and the several parishes of Chilcomb, Avington, Easto, Ovington, Owslebury, Tichborne, Cheriton, Bramdean, Hinton Ampner, Westmeon, Eastmeon, Buriton, and Petersfield, in the county of Southampton. LANCELOT LIPSCOMB.
Dated the 25th day of October, 1824.
NOTICE is hereby given, to all Persons who it may concern,—That Application will be made to Parliament in the next Session for leave to bring in a Bill for DIVERTING, AMENDING, WIDENING, MAINTAINING, and REPAIRING, the ROAD from the Town and Parish of MIDHURST, in the County of Sussex, to the LONDON and PORTSMOUTH TURNPIKE ROAD, between the 52nd and 53rd Mile Stones, near Sheet Bridge, in the County of Southampton, and which said Road passes or is intended to pass through or into the several Parishes of Midhurst, Woolbeding, Stedham, Iping, Trotton, Terwick, and Rogate, in the County of Sussex, and through or into the Tything of Sheet, in the Parish of Petersfield, in the County od Southampton.—Dated the eighteenth day of October, 1824.
WARDROPER and SON, Solicitors
NOTICE is hereby given,—That on Monday the 15th of November, 1824, at one o’clock, a General Meeting will be held at the Fox Inn, Bramdean, of all persons concerned in the proposed new Turnpike Road, from Winchester, by Bramdean, to Petersfield, in order, according to the resolutions of former General Meetings, finally to determine upon the measure itself, and supposing that to be approved, on the means of raising the fund necessary for carrying it into execution, when and where all persons particularly interested therein, either of Winchester, Bramdean, Petersfield, or any other intermediate place, and other persons not interested on local, but on public grounds, are earnestly requested to attend.
A joint Committee will be holden afterwards.
At the Meeting of the Committee on the intended new road from Winchester to Petersfield, held at Bramdean, on Monday last, several additional shares were subscribed for, and we understand the further consideration of the measure was fixed for the 13th instant.
We are informed that the proposed new road from this city, through Bramdean, to Petersfield, is so far advanced in the shares (the only point ever in question), as to afford perfect security of its success.
A young woman, named Doller, was interred at Petersfield on Thursday, who met her death in the following awful manner: she was about to attend divine service at St Thomas’s Church, Portsmouth, on Sunday afternoon last, and had scarcely entered the pew, when she fell, and instantly expired.
The landholders in the vicinity of Petersfield having intimated an intention of turning the Portsmouth and London road through Farnham, instead of Guildford, has prompted the trustees of the present road to the immediate alteration of the road over Hindhead. It is intended, instead of continuing up the narrow, hollow, and extremely dangerous track, called Road-lane, to form a bold road of 40 feet wide, on the west side thereof, upon a level with the surface of the country. On Hindhead common, instead of ascending the hill called Dray Hollow, which rises one foot in nine for a considerable distance, and several other very sharp hills, rising and falling one foot in 10, 11, and 12, up to the highest point, and then descending 80 feet down to the huts; the trustees are cutting a shelf round the side of the Punch Bowl; which, with cutting through two hills of considerable magnitude, and filling up a valley, will enable the public to ascend at the rate of about one foot rise in 45. The new line opposite the highest point of the old road will be 80 feet lower, and will also be shorter by nearly a furlong; it is to be 30 feet wide, cut out of the solid, and the waste earth will form a bank of at least seven feet high, on the west side, completely sheltering this hitherto very bleak and exposed part of the road. The improvement is now in active progress, upwards of 150 men being employed in carrying it into effect.
Names of subscribers
His Grace the Duke of Richmond
Lord Robert Spencer
Sir George Staunton, Bart.
N. Atcheson, Esq. of Petersfield
R. S. Atcheson, Esq. of Petersfield
Rev. A. S. Atcheson, Rudwick
The Portsmouth Quarter Sessions of the Peace were holden on Thursday and Friday last, before the Right Worshipful James Carter, Esq. Mayor; Wm. Selwyn, Esq. Recorder, Edw. Carter, Joseph Smith, Daniel Howard, and David Spicer, Esqrs. Justices; when the following prisoners were tried:—
Wm. White, aged 38, for stealing one thousand yards of lace, the property of Geo. Collins. Prosecutor is a linen-draper at Titchfield, and on the 24th of November last, he got upon the Economist coach at Petersfield on his way to Portsmouth, putting two boxes of goods into the boot. When they arrived at Kingston Cross the prisoner jumped upon the coach, as it was proceeding on, and after having rode a few minutes got down again and walked off; on the arrival of the coach at the office one of the boxes containing the lace was missing, and a great part of the property was afterwards found in his possession,—7 years transportation.
Meetings were last week held at Basingstoke, Odiham, Petersfield, and elsewhere, for the purpose of promoting in these places the establishment of the Hampshire General Benefit Society.
At a Court Leet, held on Monday last at Petersfield, the following officers were chosen:—Mr John Meeres, Mayor; Mr George Todman, constable; Messrs. Tigg and Bradley, tithingmen. There are several questions now pending, concerning former transactions of the Steward of the Leet. This year there was a new Steward, against whose conduct several objections were raised, which will probably furnish grounds for an application to the Court of King’s Bench.
LONDON, 6th January, 1825.
Sir—I have now to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 2nd inst. accompanied as it was by a copy of the Resolutions at a Meeting of the Trustees of the Turnpike Road, held on the preceding day at Petetsrfield.—I flatter myself confidently that the Trustees can but be aware of the disposition (not to say anxiety) which I, from the very first have manifested to meet in a fair and liberal manner, an arrangement highly advantageous to the public, as well as to the Trust; notwithstanding such a measure can but be attended with a considerable sacrifice on my part. Entertaining as I do this disposition, I am very fearful that the Meeting proposed by the Gentlemen who were present at their last Saturday’s Meeting would not be attended with those satisfactory results so much to be desired, viewing as I own I can but do, the spirit in which unfortunately these Resolutions appear to me at least to be drawn up, and the consequences which the latter part of them seem to me calculated to convey, should I not accede to propositions with regard to which I am at present at least totally in the dark. It will, however, I assure you afford me much satisfaction, if my conjectures should prove ill founded.—I am, Sir,
Portsmouth by way of Farnham.—Every exertion is making to promote this interesting new route, which, by the survey of Mr Brookes, will reduce the distance from London to Portsmouth, through Farnham, several miles. It will likewise effect the long wished for object of opening the communication from Windsor and the adjacent country, with Sussex, Isle of Wight; and the various cheap conveyances by steam packets that sail from Portsmouth, makes it important in a commercial point of view. The distance from Farnham to the Portsmouth road, at Petersfield, is but 16 miles, over a country of trifling value, and principally Crown land; the expense per mile will be but little above £500. Much praise is due to the Commissioners of the road, for their exertion and perseverance, and to those gentlemen who have set down their names to advance the means to accomplish the same.
Since the publication of our last week’s paper, we understand a meeting has taken place of the proprietors of the proposed new line of road, through Guildford and Farnham to Petersfield, and from thence to Portsmouth, instead of the present road over Hindhead, and the advantages to be derived from substituting the one for the other, as the general route to Portsmouth appeared so manifest, that a skilful person has been directed to take a survey of the country, and report what, in his opinion, would be the straightest and most eligible line of road to be adopted, and the probable expense of the undertaking. When it appears to Government, that by this course of communication between the metropolis and that great naval arsenal, Portsmouth, will be greatly facilitated—that during deep snows the road will not be likely to be choked up, and that the present dangerous narrow and winding track to the summit of Hindhead will be avoided, and a flat and straight road substituted in its place, there can be no doubt that the measure will receive their support. Subscriptions to a considerable amount have already been entered into, and any additional sum which may be required to carry into effect will be easily procured. We congratulate the public that some plan has at length been found practicable for avoiding the terrific road over Hindhead, which has long been proverbially tiresome and fatiguing both to traveller and beast.
There are now living at Nursted, near Petersfield, a mother and three daughters, whose united ages amount to 330 years, the mother 105, eldest daughter 85, second daughter 78, and the youngest, a frisky girl of only 62 years of age. The venerable matron is in the full possession of all her faculties.—Brighton Gazette.
A new turnpike road is to be formed from Brighton, through Petersfield and Winchester, to Bath
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by JOHN CAWLEY, at the Dolphin Inn, Petersfield, on Tuesday the 15th day of February, 1825, between the hours of four and six o’clock in the afternoon,—All that FREEHOLD DWELLING-HOUSE, together with the Out-Houses, Garden, and about two Acres of excellent Water Meadow LAND, all adjoining together, and pleasantly situated in the village of Sheet, and near the turnpike road, where coaches pas and repass daily to and from London and Portsmouth.
The House gives right to an excellent Trout Stream, and common rights of Petersfield Heath and Sheet Common.
The above Premises were late in the occupation of the proprietor, Mr. George Holland, and are in a good state of repair, and fit for the reception of a genteel family, and immediate possession will be given.
For a view of the above Premises, apply to the Auctioneer, and for further particulars, to Messrs. Hector and Son, Solicitors, Petersfield.
The 1st and 3rd divisions of the 97th regiment have marched through this city on their route to Chatham, for embarkation to India. The 2nd detachment took their march through Petersfield, Midhurst, &c. The fine appearance of these young soldiers, and their civil demeanour, are a theme of admiration.
Considerable advantages are anticipated by those inhabitants of Bath, from the intended communication between that city and Brighton, by the way of Winchester and Petersfield.
BILLS READ A FIRST TIME.—…; Winchester and Petersfield Road;
PETERSFIELD.—The return of our market on Wednesday was—Wheat £17 to £18 per load; Barley, 34s. to 44s.; and Oats 21s. to 28s. per qr. Pease 53 6d. per bushel; Bread 1s 7d. per gallon.
BILLS READ A SECOND TIME.— …; Winchester and Petersfield Road;
The following prisoners were tried, against 23 of whom the sentence of Death was recorded, viz.
James Dawes and Wm. Dawes, for breaking into the house of Henry Watts, at Stainbridge, near Petersfield, in the night of the 19th of February, and violently assaulting and beating the said Henry Watts.
Friday, 11th March.—Midhurst and Petersfield Road Bill, reported; to be ingrossed.
A new writ was ordered to be issued for the return of a burgess to serve in the present Parliament (in the room of Sir Philip Musgrave) for Petersfield.
The projected new turnpike road to Portsmouth, through Farnham, is in a forward stage, the line having been surveyed and measured by two eminent surveyors, and plans prepared, in readiness for a general meeting, to be forthwith held. The distance from Farnham to Petersfield appears to be only 14 miles, and will effect a saving of more than a mile between Guildford and the latter place, and of course the like saving in the whole length from London to Portsmouth, which will be reduced to 71 miles from the standard in Cornhill, and 69 from Hyde Park Corner. In addition to the fact of a reduction in distance, it may be observed, that a more beautiful scenery to please the traveller’s eye cannot be contemplated, than the hanging woods seen on the line through the Holt Forest and adjacent villages. It is also worthy of notice, that not a single rise or hill of the most trifling importance impedes the passage, which on comparison with that terrific Hindhead on the other road, even in its altered state, must be the greatest recommendation to the new line becoming the general route. The present road from Farnham to Petersfield (being through Alton) is 22 miles.
The Act for making a new turnpike road from Winchester to Petersfield having passed both Houses of Parliament, without any opposition, received the Royal assent on Wednesday. Lord Shaftesbury highly complimented the gentlemen who had been most active in promoting this undertaking, which he regarded as of great public utility, by effecting a direct intercourse, not only between the north and south of this county, but also with Bath, Cheltenham, Brighton, and other parts of the kingdom. Preparations, we understand, are already commenced, for several contingent communications and public conveyances, in anticipation that the road will be speedily completed.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by JOHN CAWLEY, at the Dolphin Inn, Petersfield, on Saturday the 9th day of April, 1825, between the hours of five and seven in the afternoon, in six Lots, viz.—
Mr. Scott, who escaped from the King’s Bench last week, has been retaken at Petersfield, Hants, and committed by the Marshall to close confinement in the strong room of the prison.
On Saturday Sir Philip Musgrave was elected Member of Parliament for Carlisle; and on the same day Colonel Lushington was elected for Petersfield, vacated by Sir Philip Musgrave
At a Meeting of the Trustees of the New Turnpike Road from this city to Petersfield, on Monday last, at Bramdean, it was resolved that the road should be forthwith proceeded in at three different points—the first division to extend from Winchester to Durden House—the second thence to Bordean Hill—and the third from that hill to Petersfield—under the superintendance of a Committee of subscribers resident in the respective districts, with the assistance of Mr Blandford, surveyor.
We understand the meeting at Farnham, on Thursday last, for considering the projected new road from that place to Petersfield, was most numerously attended. The Chairman (J. Macdonald, Esq. M.P.), in a neat and able address, explained the great importance of the measure. Resolutions for carrying it into effect, and expressive of the advantages the public will derive, were passed unanimously.
Borough of Petersfield—James Law Lushington, Colonel in the Honourable East India Company’s Military Service, in the room of Sir Philip Musgrave, Bart. Who has accepted the Chiltern Hundreds.
PORTSMOUTH new and elegant Light Post Coach, the Regulator, to carry only Four Inside, through Kingston, Guildford, Petersfield, and Portsea, every Morning at a quarter past 8.
Married at St. Marylabonne Church, on Tuesday, by the Rev. Edmund Poulter, Prebendary of Winchester, the Rev. Brownlow Poulter, Rector of Buriton, near Petersfield, eldest son of the Rev. E. Poulter, to Harriette, youngest daughter of the late James Morley, Esq. formerly of Kempshot, in this county, and Member of Council at Bombay.
C. J. HECTOR,
Clerk to the Trustees.
PETERSFIELD, 24th May, 1825
Alresford, May 27, 1825
Petersfield, May 24, 1825
A mural Tablet has recently been placed in the Chancel of Petersfield Church, to the memory of T. S. Jolliffe, Esq. who expired during the late year at his seat in Somersetshire, where the decease of this venerable and accomplished gentleman produced an impression which is still deeply and extensively felt. On the marble is the following inscription:—
On Wednesday morning last, as some of the labourers were forming a part of the new turnpike road, between Alresford and Petersfield, in a secluded spot beyond Ropley, they discovered a human skeleton, which, from the size of the skull, which contained a complete set of teeth, and the rest of the bones, appear to be the remains of a man who had attained his full stature. The skull was not more than six inches below the surface; the rest of the bones to the feet were gradually deeper. From the position of the bones it is certain that the body was rudely and hastily interred.—These remains leave room to conjecture that some unfortunate human being might have met with a violent death and a lonely grave in this retired place.
PETERSFIELD.—There has been but little variation in our Market of late. On Wednesday the price of Wheat was from £16 10 to £17 10 per load; Barley, 34s to 36s; Oats, 24s to 28s per qr.; Pease, 5s 6d per bushel; Bread, 19d per gallon.
The twenty-second anniversary of the Petersfield Friendly Society being on the 24th of June, the members, according to their annual custom, assembled at an early hour, and walked in procession, preceded by a band and colours, to church, headed by some of the honorary members, and the Rev. John Whicher, who delivered an excellent discourse from the 12th chapter of Romans and 10th verse. After divine service they walked in the same order of procession to the Fighting Cocks Inn, where a dinner was provided for the occasion, and served up in good style by Mrs. Pearson; nearly one hundred and sixty partook of it.—As soon as the cloth was removed, the President (Mr. John Mears) read a report of the state of the society, which gave universal satisfaction, the funds being considerably augmented, amounting now to nearly £1000. The day was passed in the most convivial manner; the toast, the song, and glee, accompanied with music, filled up the amusement of the afternoon. The whole was conducted in the most orderly manner, and the party separated at an early hour, every one highly delighted with the day’s pleasure.
Died on Sunday last, at Petersfield aged 24, Miss Mary Parsons, daughter of Mr John Parsons. This young lady had for several years assisted her aunt (Miss Parr) in her seminary for young ladies, and acquired general esteem for her kind and pleasant mode of imparting instruction.
NEW ROADS.—Continued exertions in various parts of the county of Hants are making for the improvement in old roads, and the formation of new ones, to facilitate the communication so long wished for, between the West of England and Sussex; and on no previous occasion has so much been accomplished in so short a time. Already is the new road from Winchester to Petersfield in considerable progress; the road from Basingstoke to Alresford, through Preston Candover, is repaired; and from Alresford to Petersfield nearly completed. The hills at Hindhead and Portsdown are much lowered, and the steep and dangerous ascent at Stonar Hill, between Petersfield and Alton, is removed or avoided by a new cut round the other side of the hill.—New Roads are likewise in contemplation from London to Portsmouth by way of Farnham, also Chichester to Petersfield, Midhurst to Petersfield, and Alton to Liphook, the latter uniting the Portsmouth and Gosport roads within a distance of nine miles.—We may congratulate the promoters of the various undertakings on the system adopted, at once advantageous and convenient to the public, beneficial to the poor by producing employment, and to the landed proprietor increase of the value of property in the various districts.
Petersfield Market on Wednesday was very thinly attended, on account of the harvest. Wheat, £16 to £17 per load; fine New Wheat, £19 per load; Barley, 36s. 40s.; and Oats, 24s. to 28s. per qr.; New Peas, 6s per bushel; Bread, 1s 7d per gallon.
Died on Sunday, at Petersfield, Mrs Meare, relict of the Rev. John Meare, aged 58 years. And on Monday, Mr John Brewer, aged 87.
Monday Major Ridge, who was at his brother’s seat, at Vining, near Rogate, Petersfield, on a shooting excursion, went out with his servant to enjoy the sports of the field. After going over a hedge, his servant handed him the gun through the hedge, with the muzzle towards him, when it accidently went off, and the contents passed through the Major’s body. When the account left he was alive, but there was little hope of his recovery. The family were in the greatest distress, and the whole parish lamented the accident, as he was universally respected.
On Monday last Major Ridge, while on a shooting excursion at Rogate, near Petersfield, having passed a hedge, in receiving his gun from a servant on the opposite side, with the muzzle towards him, the piece went off and slightly wounded him in the side and shoulder. We are happy to learn that this gallant officer is in a fair way of recovery, and that the injury is not of that alarming nature which has been represented.
The 53d regiment is ordered for garrison duty at Portsmouth. The first division marched into Petersfield to-day; they will arrive on Monday.
Atkinson, Henry, jun.
King, F esq
Died, on Sunday last, at Turnham Green, aged 76 years, Mrs. Elizabeth Hector, of Gower-street, Bedford-square, London, mother of Cornthwaite John Hector, Esq. of Petersfield.
Died, on the 21st September, in his twenty-second year, at Thorpe Grange, Greta Bridge, Yorkshire, after a short illness, Mr. George Patrick, youngest son of Edward Patrick, Esq. of Petersfield.
PETERSFIELD, October 6, 1825
Petersfield Annual Stock Fair was more respectably and numerously attended on Thursday last, than upon any former occasion; about 3000 head of Devon and Welch cattle, and 5000 sheep and lambs were brought for sale, upwards of one half of which met with a ready sale, at rather advanced prices. All parties, dealers and buyers, were well pleased; and this mart, for business, bids fair to rival all the neighbouring ancient cattle fairs; the situation being convenient and commodious, and in the direct road from Wales and the West of England to Sussex and Kent.
Married on the 8th instant Mr Butterfield, of Weston, to Miss Hearsey, niece of J. Lipscomb, Esq. of Petersfield.
Died, on Monday last, at Petersfield, aged 79, Mrs Jolliffe, relict of James Jolliffe, Esq. late of Woolverton, in the Isle of Wight, and mother of Wm. Jolliffe, Esq. of Jarvis Court, in this county.
The Commissioners for the examination of Charities have this week inspected Churcher’s College, Petersfield, and the other benevolent institutions belonging to that town and neighbourhood.
Died on Tuesday, at Petersfield, Mrs Gosden, aged 71 years.
The new road from hence to Petersfield is in such a state of forwardness as to justify a reasonable expectation that it will open for travellers at Christmas.
DIED. … At the Heath, Petersfield, Mary, wife of Edw. Patrick, esq.
At Petersfield Market, on Wednesday, Wheat sold from £15 to £17 per load; Barley, 38s to 43s and Oats, 26s to 28s per qr.; Peas, 6s per bushel—Bread, 1s 6d per gallon.
Married, on Thursday last, J. Powell, of Chichester, to Miss C. Edwin, Liss, near Petersfield
WANTED, by a Family who resides constantly in the Country.—An active respectable MAN, in the capacity of FOOTMAN.—Wages, sixteen pounds per annum, and Livery.—Enquire of Mr. Parsons, Post-office, Petersfield.
PETERSFIELD, Dec.17. There never was so little business doing as at our market last Wednesday. The weather prevented many dealers attending, and the great confusion which the failure of Messrs. Williams London Banking-house caused, put a stop to all sorts of trade, fears being thereby excited in the country people, with respect to the stability of our Bank.—A sharp run continued three days; but the people of the town were so perfectly satisfied, that not one of them took a note to be exchanged, but sent all the cash they had to the Bank, to support Messrs. Hector & Co.—Every gentleman in the neighbourhood did the utmost in his power to assist the Bank, which soon put an end to these applications, all demands being answered.
Petersfield Bank.—The notes of Messrs. Hector, Bencraft, and Co. will be paid by Messrs. Hoare, Barnett, and Co. pending the arrangements making by Messrs. Williams and Co. for resuming their business.
The new line of road between this city and Petersfield being nearly completed, the collection of tolls has commenced at Petersfield Gate, and we are gratified to state that the amount far exceeds the most sanguine expectations.
On Thursday an inquest was held before Mr Longcroft, … at Weston, near Petersfield, on view of the body of Harriet, the wife of Henry Bridger, a labourer, who went to bed in perfect health, was taken suddenly ill in the night, and died almost immediately. Verdict—Died by the visitation of God.
No Entrance.—Each Young Gentleman to be furnished with a Knife, Fork, and Six Towels, which will be returned on his leaving School.
Harting is delightfully situated, and highly esteemed for the purity of its air. Distance—Four miles from Petersfield, and six from Midhurst; through which London and other Coaches pass daily.
☞ A Quarter’s Notice will be expected previous to the removal of a Pupil.
The Establishment will RE-OPEN on the 23d of Jan.
Miss Parr, of Petersfield, with her usual benevolence to the poor, entertained the Sunday School Children, with the old English fare of roast beef and plumb-pudding.
Mr. Hector, of Petersfield, has given to the Poor of Petersfield and Liss 100 blankets.
The Annual Election of Mayor of the Town and ancient Borough of Petersfield, took place on Monday the 16th instant, according to usual custom, when THOMAS PENFOLD, Esq., was chosen by a large majority, and took the oaths of office.
The benevolent Lady Mildmay has, among her numerous acts of charity, transmitted to the Mayor of Petersfield, the sum of fifty pounds, to be applied as he may consider most conducive to the relief of the wants of the poor, during the inclemency of the winter season. The blessings of the poor are upon this Lady.
At Petersfield Market, on Wednesday, the price of Wheat was from £14 10s to £15 10s per load—Barley, 36s to 38s; and Oats, 24s to 28s per qr.—Peas, 6s per bushel—Bread, 1s 5d per gallon.
New Road from Farnham to Petersfield and Portsmouth.—The arrangements for accomplishing this important undertaking are in active progress. Nearly the whole of the landowners on the line have signified their intention to give up the land requisite gratuitously, and the Commissioners of Woods and Forests have, with a praiseworthy determination to improve that district, not only given up the necessary quantity of Crown land through Woolmer Forest, to the extent of several miles, but expressed their intention of appropriating £1000 towards the completion of the undertaking.
Clerks to the Justices of the Peace of the
Upper Division of Chichester Rape.
On Wednesday, at Petersfield Market, Wheat sold from £14 to £15 10s per load; Barley, 34s to 37s; Oats, 24s to 28s per quarter; Peas, 6s to 6s 6d per bushel.—Bread, 1s 5d per gallon.
TO be SOLD,—Ten to Twelve Couples of useful, short legged HARRIERS, that hunt well together; or they would be sold in Lots.—Apply to Mr. R. Parsons, Petersfield, Hants.
Thursday being the first anniversary of the Petersfield Mechanics Institution, it was celebrated by the members supping together at the Golden Horse Inn. Several new members were admitted, and as it is about to be encouraged by several gentlemen, it will no doubt become a numerous and flourishing society. The library will comprise the most useful and instructive publications as they issue from the press. The supper was served up in Read’s best style, and the evening was spent in convivial harmony.
Petersfield Market, on Wednesday, was very dull—500 quarters of Barley unsold. The prices were :—Wheat £13 10s to £15 per load; Barley 34s to 35s; Oats 25s to 27s per quarter; Peas 6s per bushel.—Bread 1s 4d per gallon.
The first County Court of the new Sheriff, Sir Charles Henry Rich, Bart. Was held at the Castle, on Wednesday. After the Sheriff’s Patent and Writ of Assistance were read, Sir Charles was duly proclaimed, as were also the following officers:—… The undermentioned gentlemen were appointed Deputies of the Sheriff, for granting Replevins :— …; Mr. C. J. Hector, Petersfield; … The Court, which is held on every fourth Wednesday is adjourned to the 22d of March.
NOTICE is hereby given,—That the Trustees of the Turnpike Road, under an Act passed in the sixth year of the reign of King George the Fourth, “For making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from the city of Winchester, to the town of Petersfield, in the county of Southampton,” will meet at the house of Richard Barnard, known by the sign of the Fox Inn, near Bramdean, on the 20th March inst. at the hour of twelve noon, in order to consult about erecting a Toll Gate on the side of the said Turnpike Road, at or near Bramdean, across a certain Highway, called Wood Lane, there, leading to New Alresford, in the said county.
Race Extraordinary.—On Tuesday week the inhabitants of the borough of Petersfield were much amused at a race of a very novel nature. A worthy Alderman of that ancient Borough had a start with a knowing Barber and his Pig for a stake of Forty Sovereigns. Some of the knowing ones were taken in, for contrary to their expectation, Puff and his Pig won the match cleverly by a head, to the great joy of his friends who backed him freely at starting, as they had some doubt of the Alderman’s bottom, and knew that M’Adam’s flints over which he had to run, would prove particularly annoying to him.
Some benevolent ladies in Petersfield have lately formed themselves into a committee for the purpose of collecting subscriptions to afford relief to poor married women when lying-in.
Petersfield Market was well supplied with grain: but few sales were effected, although every thing was lower.—Wheat £13 to £14 per load; Barley 30s to 32s; Oats 24s to 26s per quarter; Peas 5s 6d per bushel.—Bread 1s 4d per gallon.
Mr. JERVOISE presented Petitions from Portsmouth, Newport, Petersfield, Christchurch, and three other places in Hampshire, against any alteration of the Corn Laws.
A new Town-hall is now building in Petersfield, under the direction of Hylton Jolliffe, Esq.; the old one having been found not sufficiently commodious for the transaction of public business, has been pulled down.
SHOOTING and HUNTING.—A Considerable sum is expending to make BORDEAN HOUSE a complete gentlemanly and comfortable residence. It is situate in one of the most beautiful spots in Hants, 4 miles from Petersfield, 55 from London, in the midst of the Hambledon and H.H. Fox Hounds; together with the exclusive right of shooting over the Bordean Estate, containing upward of 1,000 acres of old inclosed arable land, with fine woods, coppices, and wide hedge rows for game. Capital new stables for seven horses, double coach house, a lodge, a gardener’s cottage, two large walled gardens, paddock of 30 acres of very superior grass land, two ponds, and fine spring water. The Estate has some beautiful walks and fine views, and the new turnpike-road from Petersfield to Winchester runs near the house.—May be had for three or six years, from Midsummer next.—Address (post paid) to Henry Chawner, Esq., Newton Manor House, near Alton.
N.B. A Working Bailiff, and his Wife, as Dairy Woman, &c. &c., want places.
The new road from this city, through Bramdean to Petersfield, and thence to Midhurst and the eastern part of Sussex, has been opened this week. This communication will be of considerable public advantage, as by avoiding the hills and reducing the distance, the journey to Petersfield may be performed with greater ease, in one hour less than heretofore. The line of the road is particularly pleasant; the view from Cheesefoot Head is very extensive; the drive thence to this city is sheltered from the north winds, and the church and village of St. Cross, with the adjacent scenery in the valley, are objects which cannot fail to interest the traveller.
A Capital FREEHOLD HOUSE, Workshops, Outhouses, large Yard and walled Garden, capable of being divided into a number of Votes for the Borough of Petersfield, will be SOLD by AUCTION, on Friday, May 19th, 1826, at four o’clock in the afternoon, unless previously disposed of by Private Contract, of which notice will be given.
The above Premises are situated in the centre of the town, has a modern Shop Front, and are well adapted for carrying on any business to a large extent.
For a view of the Premises, and for particulars, apply to Mr. W. Minchin, Builder, Auctioneer, &c. Petersfield; if by letter, post-paid.
☞ Early possession may be had.
The Bill for making a new road from Farnham to Petersfield has received the Royal assent. The public are not perhaps aware that this new line of road has been in agitation for some time, in consequence of the many steep and dangerous hills on the Portsmouth road between Godalming and Petersfield, particularly that over Hindhead, and though great credit is due to the trustees for the improvements lately made, still the natural obstacles which present themselves are insuperable. It has long been matter of surprise that no new line of road could be formed by which these difficulties might be avoided, particularly when the importance of the communication between the metropolis and Portsmouth is considered. Government, we find, have given it their support and liberally subscribed; and the public thanks are due to James Macdonald, Esq. M.P. for his exertions in passing the Bill, as well as for a handsome subscription. A direct communication will be opened by this road between the Isle of Wight and Windsor.
PETERSFIELD, June 10] …The Election for Petersfield took place this morning. Sir Wm. Jolliffe, Bart. proposed — Marshall, of Patterdale, in the County of Westmoreland, Esq. which nomination was seconded by Gilbert Jolliffe, Esq.—The Rev. Robert Samuel Jolliffe, in a very appropriate address, in which after touching slightly upon the late ineffectual opposition, he strongly recommended that every thing which had passed should be forgotten, and which from the honourable and manly character of Col. Jolliffe, he was sure would be the case on his part, proposed Colonel Jolliffe as the other Member. This nomination was seconded by Mr. Hector, and Colonel Jolliffe and Mr. Marshall were both declared duly elected, and returned thanks.
NOTICE is hereby given,—That on the eighth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, an Order was signed by the Honourable William Gage and the Reverend Edmund Poulter, two of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace, in and for the county of Southampton, for stopping up a certain Highway, opposite Durden House, of the length of seven hundred and fifty-nine yards, laying between the Winchester and Petersfield turnpike road and Honey Lane, in the parish of Cheriton, in the said county of Southampton; and that the said Order will be lodged with the Clerk of the Peace for the said county, at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, to be holden at Winchester, in and for the said county, on the tenth day of July next; and also that the said Order will, at the said Quarter Sessions, be confirmed and enrolled, unless upon an appeal against the same, to be then made, it be otherwise determined.
William Marshall, Esq. the new Member for Petersfield, is a Barrister at law, and son of Mr. Marshall, one of the candidates for Yorkshire.
On Saturday the election of two Members for Petersfield took place. Sir W. Jolliffe proposed Mr. Marshall, son of Mr. Marshall, a candidate for the county of York. Mr. T. R. Jolliffe proposed Hylton Jolliffe, Esq. These gentlemen were declared duly elected, and in the afternoon a numerous body of the electors sat down to an elegant dinner at the Dolphin Inn.
The following account of the changes made in the House of Commons is, no doubt, far from complete, and it will be difficult to make it so till the opinions of some members are “made up” more decidedly than at present; as far as it goes, however, it shews a decided addition to the number of the members favourable to emancipation.
Places for which returns
have been made
The new Members returned
in favour of emancipation
The old Members who have
retired opposed to it.
MARRIED—On Wednesday, at Alverstoke, Cornthwaite Hector, Esq. of Petersfield, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Monlas Budd, Esq. and niece of John Edw. Shackleford, Esq. of Petersfield.
HORNDEAN, 19th June, 1826
At a Meeting of the Trustees who were appointed Committees at the Portsmouth and Petersfield Ends of the Turnpike Road leading from Portsmouth to Sheet Bridge, for the purpose of considering the best mode of Lowering and Improving the Road over Butser Hill, the following Resolutions were entered into:—
That it appears most desirable to this Meeting to carry into execution the plans of Mr. Hollingsworth, for Lowering the Road over Butser Hill, and, therefore, it is resolved unanimously, that the same be adopted, and that the work to be done, be conducted by the Surveyors of the Road, under the direction of a Committee, to be appointed at the next Annual Meeting.
That the Committees recommend, that a certain sum be expended annually out of the Monies arising from the Tolls of both ends of the Road; such sum to be settled and decided upon by the Trustees, at their next Annual Meeting.
That it be further recommended, that the Trustees at the Petersfield end of the Road, do, previous to the next Meeting, make a regular Survey of the exact line of road intended to be made, so as to ascertain what land it may be necessary to take in, in order to make such Road, and do make their Report at such Meeting.
Wednesday se’nnight was married at Alverstoke, Cornthwaite Hector, Esq. of Petersfield, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late Mondas Budd, Esq. and niece of John Edw. Shackleford, Esq. of Petersfield.
DIED.—Mrs. Ambrose, wife of Lieut. Ambrose, R. N. and sister of Mr. Mitchell, solicitor, Petersfield.
Can any one read this list of places which send two hundred members to the Honourable House, and bearing in mind that Manchester, which has a population greater than that of them altogether, is without one single representative,—can any one read this list, and contend that the people of England are represented.
The list, however, presents too favourable a view of the system. The numbers given include all the inhabitants of the Boroughs, while in many, we believe we may say in the majority of instances, the inhabitants have no more to do with the election of members than the man in the moon. Let us take Midhurst for example. It has a respectable population. There are nearly as many people in it as are employed in Mr. Murray’s factory; but they are not electors. “The constituent body,’ says Oldfield, “consists of one hundred and eighteen STONES, denoting where the same number of burgage tenures are to be found. These are represented at an election by three or four of the proprietor’s friends, each holding a piece of parchment in his hand, called a conveyance, which invests them with a right, pro tempore, of acting as proxies for the dumb body of constituents!” St. Mawes too, looks respectable in the list; it is set down as having 1648 inhabitants—about as many people as are employed in Messrs. McConnell and Kennedy’s factory; but the number of voters is only six! Another instance, to show that the list, bad as it exhibits the system to be, is yet too favourable, and we have done. Wootton Bassett, which has had the honour of sending, to augment the “collective wisdom of the empire,” our worthy townsman George Philips, Esq., the doughty advocate (in former times) of annual Parliaments, universal suffrage, and election by ballot;—Wootten Bassett appears in the population returns, and in the above list, with a respectable population—a large population—exceeding probably by three or four hundred, the number of persons Mr. Philips employs in his mill in Salford; but the number of voters is only one hundred, and we presume they have as little to say in the choice of their representative, as any of Mr. Philips’ spinners in Salford have in dictating to him what he shall say in that Honourable House of which he is so distinguished an ornament.
DIED.—At Petersfield, John Edw. Shackleford, Esq. aged 87.
ALL Persons having Demands upon the Estate of JOHN EDWARD SHACKLEFORD, late of Petersfield, in the county of Southampton, Esq. deceased, are requested to transmit the particulars thereof within one month to Daniel Quarrier, Esq. Little Green, or Mr. Cruickshank, solicitor, Gosport, the executors of the will of the said John Edward Shackleford, in order that the same may be investigated and discharged.
MR. G. DUSAUTOY returns his sincere Thanks to his many Friends for their kind patronage during the last Twenty-five Years. In soliciting their future favours, he requests to assure them that he will be studious to introduce among his Pupils such new methods of instruction as may be more congenial with the improved intellect of the age; on that assurance he humbly rests his claim to a share of their future patronage.—Terms moderate.—No entrance.
An ASSISTANT wanted, who has received a Classical Education, and who has some experience in the improved method of tuition.
Letters, post-paid, enclosing testimonials of conduct and ability, will be duly attended to.
On Monday last Mr. Mitchell, Solicitor, of Petersfield, was unanimously chosen Clerk to the Trustees of the Petersfield and Portsmouth Road, vacant by the resignation of C. J. Hector, Esq.
DIED.—July 4, at Camberwell, Surrey, aged 62, Miss Marden, formerly of Petersfield.
Petersfield——Colonel Jolliffe, M. Marshall* (* new member)
On Tuesday a rabid dog passed through Petersfield, biting at every dog in his way. Mr. H. Lintott, witnessing his own favourite dog bitten, destroyed the animal immediately—an example which should be followed by other gentlemen, whose dogs were attacked at the same time.
At Petersfield, on Wednesday, the prices were—Wheat £13 to £14 per load; Barley 33s to 36s; Oats 27s to 30s per quarter; Peas 6s to 7s per bush. Bread 1s 4d. per gallon.
John Hector and Stephen Bencraft, Petersfield, Hampshire, bankers
Aug. 2, 1826
Whereas a dark Bay FILLY, five years old, 14 hands high, having a small slip of white on his nose, and marked B on near thigh, was lent to a Mr Baxter on the 2d of June, who rode the said Filly to St Elizabeth’s in search of a Book-keeper’s situation. Any information respecting the said beast will be thankfully received, and any expences which may be incurred shall be paid by the Subscriber.
At Petersfield, on Wednesday, the prices were—Wheat £13 to £14 per load; Barley 33s to 36s; Oats 23s to 29s per quarter; Bread 1s 4d. per gall.
PETERSFIELD.—The pitched Market for Corn, Seeds, &c. was resumed on Wednesday se’nnight, at the new Market-house, a commodious building in the Square, erected by Hylton Jolliffe, Esq. and will continue every following Market-day, under regulations which promise a good and constant supply.
Last week our Bench of Magistrates fined a man 7s. 6d. for swearing in the public street.
At Petersfield on Wednesday Wheat sold from £12 to £13 10s a load; Barley, 36s to 40s and Oats, 31s to 35s per qr; Rye, 7s per bushel—Bread 1s 4d per gallon.
DIED.—On Wednesday, Mr Joseph Read, aged 47 years, several years landlord of the Golden Horse Inn, in the Market, Square, Petersfield.
G. Wharam, P.K.
At Petersfield on Wednesday Wheat sold from £12 to £13 10s a load; Barley, 36s to 40s and Oats, 31s to 35s per qr; Rye, 7s per bushel—Bread 1s 4d per gallon.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr RAINY, on the premises, near the turnpike road, between Petersfield and Portsmouth, about ten miles from the former and seven from the latter, on Thursday the 28th of September, 1826, and three following days (Sunday excepted), at twelve for one o’clock precisely.—All the very Elegant & nearly New Household FURNITURE of the Noble Mansion PURBROOK HOUSE; comprising drawing room suits in blue chintz, with sofas, chairs, &c. to correspond; pair of brilliant pier glasses in three plates, 75 by 37, 27 by 37, and 25 by 37; superb 24 and 12 light chandeliers; rosewood centre, console, card, and writing tables; dining room and library curtains of blue cloth; sets of patent dining tables; 36 chairs covered in morocco; secretaries; full-sized billiard table; seven capital four-post bedsteads, hangings, and bedding complete; numerous other bedsteads and chamber articles of the best description, including winged and other wardrobes, cheval glasses, &c.; Brussells and other carpets, floor cloths, kitchen requisites, brewing utensils, and various effects.
To be viewed on Tuesday and Wednesday preceding, with catalogues (at 1s. each, without which no person can be admitted), to be had on the premises, and of Mr Rainy, No.8, Berkeley-square, London.
**** The Freehold ESTATE, comprising the MANSION, MANOR, PARK, and DOMAIN, of about 870 Acres, to be Sold by Private Contract; or the House with the Manor, and with or without a certain quantity of Land, will be Let on Lease.—Particulars may be had of Mr Rainy.
TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by HENRY DANCASTER, on Tuesday the 26th of September, 1826, and following days, at the residence of Mr Eyles, Froxfield, Hants,—All the modern and elegant HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE; comprising six four-post and tent bedsteads, carved mahogany and other pillars, with morine, chintz, &c. drapery furnitures, lined and fringed; seven goose feather beds, bolsters, and pillows; hair and flock mattresses, blankets, sheets, pillow cases, and counterpanes; mahogany wardrobe, mahogany and other chests of drawers, two eight-day clocks, capital double-barrel gun, by Nock; single do. by Turner, with percussion locks, mahogany cases, &c.; brace of pistols, by Spencer, papier and japanned trays and plate warmers, mahogany and japanned small cabinets and teachests, a beautifully shaded mahogany sideboard, with plate cellaret and three other drawers, reeded legs and carved feet; sets of handsome embossed morine and other window curtains and draperies, with brass poles, cornices, &c. bagatelle board and two draft ditto; set of ivory chess men, 10 dozen pearl fish, two handsome secretaries and bookcases with glass doors, &c.; mahogany japanned tub and other chairs; mahogany, satin, and king-wood loo, set of dining, ladies’ work, writing, dressing, wash, and other well manufactured tables; Brussells, Kidderminster and Venetian carpets and hearth rugs; large chimney, pier, and dressing glasses, in handsome gilt, mahogany, and other frames; well stuffed sofas, a neat lamp, six brass and steel fenders, sets of polished fire-irons, chimney ornaments, &c.
About 300 ounces of Plate, in knives and forks, spoons, goblets, waiters, bread, sugar, and other baskets; sauce and soup ladles, fish slice, wine strainer, sugar tongs, butter knife, &c.—A small library of books; seasoned brewing utensils, gig harness, saddles, bridles, &c.
The Farming Stock consists of three active cart horses and one yearling cart filly, four capital milch cows in calf, five weaning calves, and five pigs;—about 13 tons of excellent dry meadow hay, nine loads of wheat, 20 qrs. Of new and six qrs. Of old oats, 15 sacks of peas, and four sacks of vetches; a good iron arm market waggon, small ditto with tilt, narrow and broad-wheel dung carts, two Scotch carts, water barrel, roller, drags, harrows, three Tickell’s ploughs, gouge, double furrow, two-wheel, potatoe, and foot ploughs; scarifying, bull-cutting, drill, winnowing, and sowing machines; barn tackle, trace, thill, and plough harness; 10 load of sacks, 12 bundles of hoop rods, &c.
A bay pony, 14 hands high, 5 yrs. Old, and a bay nag mare, 16 hands high, 4 yrs. Old, both perfectly quiet to ride or drive; a particularly handsome gelding, 3 yrs. Old, by Royal, nearly thorough-bred; and a well broke setter and spaniel.
The goods may be viewed the day preceding the sale; and catalogues will be prepared and may be had in due time, at the principal inns in the neighbourhood, place of sale, and of the Auctioneer, West-street, Alresford.
The remains of the late Mr Joseph Read, of Petersfield, were on Sunday last conveyed to Bramshott for interment. Being a member of the Royal Sussex Lodge, according to his request, he was buried with Masenic Ceremonies.
On Wednesday, at Petersfield Market, the price of Wheat was from£12 10s to £13 per load. Barley 35s to 37s; Oats 27s to 30s per qtr. Rye 7s per bushel. Bread 15d per gallon.
Died, on Saturday last, Mr. William Binsted, of Petersfield, at the advanced age of 71.
On Wednesday, at Petersfield Market, the price of Wheat was from£12 10s to £13 per load. Barley 35s to 37s; Oats 27s to 30s per qtr. Rye 7s per bushel. Bread 15d per gallon.
T. GODWIN respectfully informs the Public, that the valuable and genuine CLASSICAL and THEOLOGICAL LIBRARY, the property of the late Rev. J. Dampier, Rector of Westmeon, has been removed to Winchester, and will be SOLD by AUCTION, at the George Inn, Winchester, on FRIDAY and SATURDAY, the 20th and 21st of October, 1826, at Eleven o’clock each day.
Catalogues may be had at … Red Lion, Petersfield.
ALL Persons to whom the late Mr W. Pink, of Eastmeon, Hants, Surgeon, deceased, stood indebted, are requested to send their account to Mr W. Weeks, of Eastmeon, on or before the 2d day of December next, or they will be excluded from all benefit arising from the effects of the deceased.
Cobbett’s Prognostic of the Weather.—It is a universal rule, that if there be fog in the morning, and that fog go from the valleys to the tops of the hills, there will be rain that day; and if it disappears by sinking in the valley, there will be no rain that day. The truth is that fogs are clouds, and clouds are fogs. They are more or less full of water; but they are all water; sometimes a sort of steam, and sometimes water that falls in drops. Yesterday morning the fogs had ascended to the tops of the hills; and it was raining on all the hills round about us before it began to rain in the valleys. We got pretty nearly wet to the skin upon the top of Butser Hill; but we had the pluck to come on and let the clothes dry upon our backs. I must here relate something that appears very interesting to me, and something, which, though it must have been seen by every man that has lived in the country, or, at least, in any hilly country, has never been particularly mentioned by any body as far as I can recollect. We frequently talk of clouds coming from the dews; and we actually see the heavy fogs become clouds. We see them go up to the tops of the hills, and, taking a swim round, actually come and drop down upon us and wet us through; but I am now going to speak of clouds coming out of the sides of hills in exactly the same manner that you see smoke come out of a tobacco-pipe, and rising up, with a wider and wider head, like the smoke from a tobacco-pipe, go to the top of the hill, or over the hill, or very much above it, and then come over the valleys in rain.
These appearances take place, especially in warm and sultry weather. It was very warm in the morning; it had thundered violently the evening before: we felt it hot even while the rain fell upon us at Butser Hill. Petersfield lies in a pretty broad and very beautiful valley. On three sides of it are very lofty hills, partly downs and partly covered with trees; and, as we proceeded on our way from the bottom of Butser Hill to Petersfield, we saw thousands upon thousands of clouds, continually coming puffing out from different parts of these hills and towering up to the top of them. I stopped George several times to make him look at them; to see them come puffing out of the chalk downs as well as out of the woodland hills; and bade him remember to tell his father of it when he should get home, to convince him that the hills of Hampshire could smoke their pipes as well as those of Herefordshire. This is a really curious matter. I have never read in any book, any thing to lead me to suppose that the observation has ever found its way into print before. Sometimes you will see only one or two clouds during a whole morning come out of the side of a hill; but we saw thousand upon thousands bursting out, one after another, in all parts of these immense hills. The first time that I have leisure, when I am in the high-countries again, I will have a conversation with some old shepherd about this matter: if he cannot enlighten me upon the subject, I am sure that no philosopher can.—From Cobbett’s Rural Ride from Hambledon to Petersfield.
At Petersfield Market, on Wednesday, Wheat sold £13 to £15 per load.—Barley 38s to 40s; Oats 28s to 34s per qr.—Rye 7s 6d; and Beans 8s per bushel.—Bread 15d per gallon.
The roads in the vicinity of Petersfield have lately been most considerably improved, and new communications are intended to be opened, from which this place must speedily feel great benefit, as it will lie in the direct route from London to Portsmouth, from Bath to Brighton, from Chichester to Portsmouth—to Farnham and Windsor, and from the Eastern to the Western part of England. The Portsmouth London road has long been miserably bad at Butser Hill, where the direction has been unnecessarily circuitous, and being on the side of a hill, the whole of the moisture of it constantly soaks across the road; ground has recently been purchased by the Trustees, to make this road straight, by which the distance will be shortened three furlongs. The new road will be sixty feet lower than the present one. An Act was obtained in the last Session, for a new road from Petersfield to Farnham, over the sterile but highly picturesque country of Holt and Woolmer Forests, by Liss and Greetham: the line of this road is marked out and presents nearly a level the whole way. This road will make a new communication from London to Portsmouth, of about the same distance as the present road through Guildford, with the advantage of making a communication from Windsor, Bagshot, and Farnham, through Portsmouth, to the Isle of Wight. Considerable improvements are also making in the road over Stonar Hill, which will make the communication between Sussex, and the Northern parts of Hants, including Alton and Alresford, much more easy than at present. All these improvements are to proceed during the ensuing winter and will give employ to the labourers of the several Parishes through which they branch. The new road from Midhurst to Winchester, through Petersfield, is now opened, and must prove very advantageous to the Farmers, as it gives them the advantage of several markets for their produce.
On Saturday last, this neighbourhood was visited by a heavy fall of snow, which laid on the ground for some time. The frost is now gone, however, and succeeded by cold, cheerless rain.
Died, on Friday morning, at an advanced age at his residence in Petersfield, Thomas Bonham, Esq., a gentleman of great wealth, which descends to the family or the Member for Portsmouth, John Carter, Esq.
Died, yesterday morning, at an advanced age, at his seat at Petersfield, Thomas Bonham, Esq. one of the Aldermen of the borough of Portsmouth, and uncle to John and Edward Carter, Esqrs. Aldermen of the same borough.
DIED—At Petersfield, Thomas Bonham, esq: aged 71, an alderman of Portsmouth
Died, on Thursday, at the residence of Dr. Quarrier, Alverstoke, at a very advance age, Mrs Andrews, relict of the late Richard Andrews, Esq. of Petersfield.
DIED—At Petersfield, Thomas Bonham, esq: aged 71, an alderman of Portsmouth
THE next Meeting of the Trustees of the Winchester and Petersfield Turnpike Road, will be held, by adjournment, at the Fox Inn, at Bramdean, on Tuesday the 23d day of January instant.
Died, at Petersfield, on the 31st ult. Mr John Small, a celebrated cricketer, at the advance age of 89, justly esteemed by all who knew him, for equanimity of temper and other amiable qualities. As a cricketer he seldom met his equal, having been known to remain in nearly three days. During the last few years he frequently followed the hounds on foot, and used the most active exercise as a sportsman. Within the last twelve months he played the tenor violin in the choir of which he was a member upwards of 73 years.
DIED—AT Petersfield, Mr. John Small, a celebrated cricketer, aged 89 years.
Died, at Petersfield, on the 16th inst. Mrs Ann Phillips, a maiden lady, aged 80 years.
Petersfield—On Wednesday Wheat fetched from £13 to £14 10s per load. Barley 38s to 40s; Oats 28s to 32s per quarter. Beans 8s to 9s; Peas 7s to 8s per bushel. Bread 15d per gallon.
A Meeting of the Trustees of the said Road will be holden on Tuesday the 20th of February, 1827, at the White Hart Inn, Winchester, at twelve o’clock.
Petersfield—On Wednesday Wheat fetched from £14 to £15 per load. Barley 40s to 42s; Oats 28s to 34s per quarter. Beans 9s; Peas 9s per bushel. Bread 15d per gallon.
Monday morning, a respectably dressed female was found frozen to death near Gravel Hill, about midway between Horndean and Petersfield. The intensity of the weather was so severe, that her tears had actually frozen to her eyelashes. She had no memorandum or letter about her person to discover who she was, or to what place she belonged.
PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, made in a case Vaughan against Atcheson, the creditors of NATHANIEL ATCHESON, late of Duke street, Westminster, in the county of Middlesex, and of Petersfield, in the county of Hants, gentleman, deceased, (who died in or about the 22d of December, 1825,) are forthwith to come in and prove their debts before Francis Cross, Esquire, one of the Masters of the said Court, at his Chambers, in Southampton Buildings, Chancery-lane, London; or, in default thereof, they will be excluded the benefit of the said decree.
PORTSMOUTH and ISLE of WIGHT Rocket, through Cobham, Guildford, Godalming, Petersfield, Horndean, and Portsea, every Morning, at Half-past Seven o’Clock.
ALLNUIT’S FRUIT LOZENGES …
Sold by Fleetwood & Weeks, Petersfield
TO be SOLD, nine or ten Couples of very excellent dwarf FOXHOUNDS, selected from the packs of Mr. Jolliffe, the Hambledon, and the late Mr. Chute, about Twenty-one inches high, and warranted to be capable of killing any Hare, to which sort of Hunting they have been accustomed.
The above are not drafts, but form an entire and capital small pack.—To prevent trouble, the lowest price is Twenty Guineas.—Apply to the Printer; or at the Post-Office, Petersfield.
PETERSFIELD, March 31st, 1827.
THE Sum of £250 is now ready to be advanced upon Mortgage of adequate property, at £5 per cent. On application (if by letter post paid) to Mr Mitchell, solicitor, Petersfield.
Married, on Wednesday, at Petersfield, Mr. H. Lock, solicitor, Havant, to Miss M. A. Holdaway, Red Lion Inn, Petersfield.
Died, on Monday the 9th inst. at Petersfield, Mr Thomas Smith, aged 63 years.
CRICKETERS.—Memoirs of the late Mr. John Small, the celebrated Hampshire player (from the Literary Gazette.)
“Our thanks are due to Mr. T. W. Bower, Mathematical Master in the School of Winchester College, for the M.S. copy of this song, written more than half a century since, by the Rev. M. Cotton, who at that time was Master of Hyde Abbey School, in that city.—Instead of offering any excuse for giving it a place, we think we may fairly urge the following as reasons why it ought not be withheld:—First, that it is eloquent in the praise of cricket; secondly, that it not only commemorates the successful prowess of the far-famed Hambledon Club, (which at one time was the pride of Hampshire and the envy of “all England,” but affords us an opportunity of introducing a biographical sketch of the last survivor of the original Members of that club; and, thirdly, that its author was the conductor of a school which has had the honour of enrolling in its list of pupils many talented youths who, in afterlife, have filled the most distinguished stations; of which we may (without appearing invidious to others) adduce a brilliant example in the person of the present enlightened Secretary of State, the Rt. Hon. G. Canning.
* “The whole of the Hambledon Club have now been bowled down by death; Mr. John Small, sen. Of Petersfield, Hants, who was the last survivor of the original members, having terminated his mortal career on the 31st of December, 1826, aged nearly ninety! The great have their historians, and why should not the small?—nay, since every one in the present day exercises his right of publishing his ‘reminiscences,’ if he can but find a bookseller who is bold enough to venture on the speculation, we trust we shall stand excused for preserving a few stray notices of this venerable cricketer, whose exploits were once the theme of universal praise, and whose life was as amiable as his station was humble. John Small, sen. the celebrate cricketer, was born at Empshott, on the 19th April, 1737, and went to Petersfield when about six years of age, where he afterwards followed the trade of a shoe-maker for several years; but being remarkably fond of cricket, and excelling most of his contemporaries in that manly amusement, he relinquished his former trade, and practised the making of bats and balls, in the art of which he became equally proficient as in the use of them; and, accordingly, we find that these articles of his manufacture were, in the course of a short time, in request wherever the game of cricket was known. Mr. Small was considered the surest batsman of his day, and as a fieldsman he was decidedly without an equal. On one occasion, in a match made either by the Duke of Dorset or Sir Horace Mann (for we cannot exactly call to mind which), England against the Hambledon Club, Mr. Small was in three whole days, though opposed to some of the best players in the kingdom; nor did he at last lose his wicket, his ten mates having all had their wickets put down! At another time, in a five-of-a-side match, played in the Artillery Ground, he got seventy-five runs at his first innings, and went in, the last mate, for seven runs, which, it is hardly necessary to say, were soon scored. On this occasion, the Duke of Dorset being desirous of complimenting him for his skill, and knowing that Small was as passionately fond of music as he was of cricket, made him a present of a fine violin, which he played upon many years, and which is now made use of by his grandson. We shall not, however, enter into a detail of the numerous proofs he gave of his skill as a cricketer, nor of the flattering testimonies of approbation he at various times received from the patrons of the game; suffice it to state, that the first county match he played in was in the year 1775, and that he continued playing in all the grand matched till after he was seventy! Mr. Small was also an excellent sportsman and a capital shot. He had the deputation of the manor of Greatham and Foley for many years, as gamekeeper, under Madan Beckford, and retained it under her son and successor, till the property was parted with, which did not happen till Small was nearly seventy years of age; yet such was his strength and activity at that time of life, that, before he began his day’s amusement, he regularly took his tour of seven miles, frequently doing execution with his gun, which, to relate, would appear almost incredible. We ought also to mention, that, among other active exercises for which Mr. Small was famed, was that of skating. Those who have witnesses his evolutions on Petersfield Heath Pond (a fine sheet of water, a mile in circumference), have no hesitation in pronouncing him equal to any who have figured away on the Serpentine, how much soever they may have ‘astonished the natives.’ But we turn from Mr. Small’s athletic amusements, to notice his taste for music; and though we cannot say that his excellence as a musician was equal to his excellence as a cricketer, still among his compeers he was pre-eminent; and we have no doubt that to the soothing power of music he was not a little indebted for the equanimity of temper he possessed, and the tranquil delight he felt in the company of his friends; for those who knew him can conscientiously declare that no man was more remarkable for playful wit, cheerful conversation, or inoffensive manners. So early did he display his taste for music, that at fourteen years of age he played the bass in Petersfield Choir, of which choir he continued a member about seventy-five years, having performed on the tenor violin there within the last twelve months, and that, too, without the aid of spectacles! After what has been said, it will not be a matter of surprise to hear that Mr. Small was highly respected by all the gentlemen who patronised cricket; and as they knew nothing could gratify him more, they frequently joined in a concert with his musical friends after cricket was over for the day. His two surviving sons, John and Eli, not only inherit his love for the game, but the first mentioned particularly excels in it, and both are equally celebrated for their musical attainments; indeed, during their father’s life, this musical trio ranked high among the performers at all the amateur concerts in the neighbourhood. O that our readers would but tolerate our ‘fond garrulity,’ for much could we yet inform them concerning John Small!—We should delight in telling them that he was not merely a player on the violincello and violin, but that he was both a maker and a mender of them!—with pleasure should we descant on his mechanical as well as his musical skill, and shew that his proficiency in each was the result of his own untutored ingenuity, proving that he had a natural genius for fiddle-making, as well as for bat and ball-making—we should bring proof that he once made a violincello, ay, and a right good, one too, which he sold for two guineas—nay, we should further prove, that the old instrument which his son, the present John Small, plays on at church every Sunday (made by Andria Weber, Genoa. 1731) was thoroughly repaired by him, and an entire new belly put thereto, and that since it has been so repaired, an eminent professor has pronounced it to be worth as many guineas as would cover from one end of it to the other—we should . . . . . but we have not forgot the old proverb, which says, ‘too much of a good thing is good for nothing;’ and we desist, fearing that too much may be said even of John Small. But, notwithstanding our deference to the proverb, and our wish to be as taciturn as possible, there is one more musical anecdote which we must be allowed to narrate, inasmuch as it not only shews that our praises of his skill are by no means exaggerated, but because it cannot fail to be regarded as a corroboration of a most important fact—the influence of music upon the brute creation—or, to speak in the language of the poet, an additional proof that
PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, made in a cause Vaughan against Atcheson, the creditors of NATHANIEL ATCHESON, late of Duke-street, Westminster, in the county of Middlesex, and of Petersfield, in the county of Hants, gentleman, (who died on or about the 22d of December, 1825,) are on or before the 15th day of June, 1827, to come in and prove their debts before Francis Cross, Esq. one of the Masters of the said Court, at his Chambers, in Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane, London, or in default thereof they will be peremptorily excluded the benefit of the said Decree.
PORTSMOUTH and GOSPORT MAIL, through Godalming, Petersfield, and Portsea, every Evening, at a Quarter-past Seven, and Sunday at Half-past Six. On its arrival a Packet sails to the Isle of Wight, to convey Passengers and Parcels, and a Mail Coach sets off to Chichester, through Drayton, Havant, Emsworth, &c.
HORSE STEALING.—On Wednesday night a black gelding, a dark brown pony, and a bay mare, were stolen from a field at Petersfield. Fifteen guineas are offered on conviction of the offender.
LOST, on the London and Portsmouth Road, on Monday, the 11th June, between 9 o’clock in the morning, and noon,—A RED LEATHER POCKET BOOK, with three Bank of England Notes, one Note of the Ringwood Bank, and one Sovereign and a Half-Sovereign.—Whoever will bring the same to Mr. Dowling, at Liphook; Mr. Holdaway, at Petersfield; Mr. Wise, at Horndean; or Mr. Billett, at Portsmouth; shall receive a Reward of FIVE POUNDS.
☞ The Numbers of the Bank Notes are known, and payment of them is stopt, so that they will be of no use.
A Freehold, and small part Copyhold, Estate, free from land tax, comprising part of the Manors, or reputed Manor, of Ashford, the Ashford Lodge, seated on a Lawn, with pleasure grounds, coach-houses, stabling, out-buildings, farm-yard, gardens, &c.; sundry farms, with farm-houses and agricultural buildings, cottages, orchards, lime-kiln, pasture, arable, meadow, and wood land, quarries of stone, a moiety of Steep Mill, a dwelling and out-buildings—in all 600 acres, situate in the parish oh Steep and Froxfield, near Petersfield, Hampshire; timber to be taken at a valuation. Present rental, subject to small deductions, 1,045l. 16s. a year. This extensive property was put up in one lot, and knocked down at 25,000l.
The Freehold Rectorial Tithes in the parish of Steep, Hants, containing 2,600 acres, with the barn field, barn, &c.—8,500l.
PORTSMOUTH and GOSPORT MAIL, through Godalming, Petersfield, and Portsea, every Evening, at a Quarter-past Seven, and Sunday at Half-past Six. On its arrival a Packet sails to the Isle of Wight, to convey Passengers and Parcels, and a Mail Coach sets off to Chichester, through Drayton, Havant, Emsworth, &c.
PORTSMOUTH new and elegant Light Post Coach, tha?? Regulator, to carry only Four Inside, through Kingston, Guildford, Petersfield, and Portsea, every Morning at a quarter past Eight.
EAMES and CO. Proprietors
Died at Eden Hall, Cumberland, on the 16th of July, Sir Philip Musgrave, Bart. M.P. for Carlisle, and late Member for Petersfield, aged 33 years.
Mary Mash, of Petersfield, aged 64, has been committed to prison, for bigamy. It appeared, on an investigation, that this woman lived with her husband 29 years; that she separated from her former husband by mutual consent; and, after eight or nine years had elapsed, married again. The man and woman have been receiving alms from Froxfield, with which parish it is conjectured the present proceeding originated, with the view of removing the female to Steep, the place of residence of her first husband.
Died, on Sunday, in London, Wm. Blunt, Esq. late of Buriton, near Petersfield, whose loss is sincerely regretted by all who knew him. His remains were this day interred at Buriton.
A correspondent expresses much gratification in having travelled the new road from this city through Bramdean to Petersfield, which is now in good condition. The distance, he observes, is reduced to 18 miles, which is a great advantage to persons travelling to Midhurst on the eastern parts of Sussex, as by the new line of road the journey may be completed in one hour less than by any other route, and with great ease.
Boyce W T Esq
Carter J B esq.
Greetham C. esq.
Meers John esq.
Mundy John Jun.
Poulter Rev B
Powell J J Jun
Whicher Rev J jun
List 2.—Persons who have obtained GAME KEEPERS CERTIFICATES at £3 13 6 each.
List 3.—Persons who have obtained GAME KEEPERS CERTIFICATES at £1 5s each.
… Pullem James, by the Rev John Coles, for Dickham alias Ditcham. …
These Lists are made up to the 8th of Sept. 1827, and published by order of his Majesty’s
Commissioners for the Affairs of Taxes.
List (3) GAME KEEPERS, being Assessed Servants, at 1l. 5s. each.
… Pullen, James, by Rev. John Coles, for Dickham, alias Ditcham.— …
By Order of his Majesty’s Commissioners for the Affairs of Taxes.
EDWARD BATES, Secretary
The first stone of a daily National School was lately laid at Hawkley, in this county, a beautiful and retired village, between Petersfield and Selborne, and was the occasion of a very interesting scene which gave rise to a strong feeling that the promoters and friends of the measure will not be disappointed in their expectation of a fully attended and useful school. This is a matter of congratulation to the parish in question, and those surrounding it, and may direct the attention of other places requiring the aid of religious education, and not having in their parish the means of obtaining it, because this school at Hawkley is established upon what appears to be an enlarged, benevolent, and new plan, inasmuch as it is to teach the children not only of the parish in which the school is situated, but od several surrounding villages. At the laying of the stone many of the neighbouring clergymen, gentlemen, and yeomen, attended, and there were from 150 to 200 children present. The joys of the day commenced by a scramble among the children on Hawkley Green, for half-pence, cakes, and fruit. The stone was soon afterwards laid by a boy of seven years of age, the son of a neighbouring gentleman, and well-wisher to the school. This young gentleman performed his part to the admiration of all present, and conclude by saying, “he wished success to the undertaking with all his heart!” The Rev. E. White, vicar of Hawkley, then echoed the speech of the little founder, and impressively added, that, “he begged the blessing of God on the undertaking!” Three hearty cheers followed, and a psalm, selected for the occasion, was then sung by children of the Sunday schools of the different parishes. The ceremony now being ended, the children passed in procession, and each received a plum cake, and another scramble amused them. A good band of music much enlivened the day, which concluded with our national air “God save the King.”—If this little narrative should meet the eye of any persons who have the power to aid this undertaking by their personal exertions, pecuniary aid, or in any other manner, their attention is requested to a few points.—First, that the teaching of this school is intended to be superior to any in the neighbourhood, by the master and mistress, (who are already experienced general teachers) being both taught the National School system completely, and the master will have the certificate of the London National School of his being fully capable to teach the system well; secondly, let all who are able to contribute something to the annual expense of this undertaking, and if those who cannot give a sovereign or half sovereign a year, will kindly contribute 5s or 2s 6d, an ample fund will easily be provided, and numbers will make up for the want of large contributions; thirdly, let those who cannot afford to contribute money, as well as those who do, urge all their neighbours in their several parishes to send their children to this school, and to send them regularly. The parent’s reward and the children’s advantage, it is expected, will be the superior teaching and order of the school. The reward of the neighbourhood and of those who encourage and support the undertaking undoubtedly will be greater security to property and greater peace among the people. Religious education stands next in efficient and useful operation to the grace of God, and all are bound to support it, by every means they possess, as a duty to God and mankind.
On Monday evening, after a severe illness, Dr. Wm. Poynter, the Roman Catholic Bishop of the London district, died at his house in Castle-street, Holborn, in the 66th year of his age. The deceased was a native of Petersfield, Hants. In the year 1793, he was a preceptor at the English College, Douay; but that establishment being broken up, and the students dispersed by the French revolutionists, Dr. Poynter returned to his native country, and was one of the founders of a similar establishment, near Puckeridge, in Hertfordshire, named St. Edmund’s College, at which most of the younger branches of the English Catholic nobility and gentry of the present day have received their education. In 1812, Dr. Poynter succeeded Dr. John Douglas, as Bishop of the London District, and was much esteemed by the English Catholics for the manner in which he discharged the duties of his station. The Rev. Dr. Bramston succeeds him as Bishop, a Gentleman who, in early life, was a member of the Church of England, and was educated for the Bar; but having renounced the religion of his parents, and become a Roman Catholic, he quitted the Temple and proceeded to the English College in Lisbon, where he was educated for the Priesthood. He was ordained Bishop some years since, as coadjutor to the deceased Dr. Poynter, whom he was destined to succeed. It is expected that Dirges will be performed in all the Catholic Chapels in London for the repose of the soul of the deceased.
A most desirable improvement is in contemplation between Chichester and Petersfield, by which the present circuitous road will be avoided and a distance of full six miles curtailed. The subscription lists at the banks commence with Sir H. Featherstonhaugh, Bart. £100, Lord Selsey £50, Mr Hector £50, and others, amounting to half the sum required. The popularity of the measure induces a belief that £700 will shortly be raised, which, by a recent survey and estimate, is deemed sufficient to carry this excellent design into complete effect.
LONDON FEMAL PENITENTIARY, PENTONVILLE.—The object of this Institution is to afford Asylum to Females who, having deviated from the path of virtue, are desirous of being restored, by religious instruction and the formation of moral and industrious habits, to a reputable condition in society. Since its Establishment, in 1807, it has received 1469 females, of whom 442 have been placed out to Service, and 432 reconciled to their Friends. The House would accommodate 140 inmates; but the Finances have never allowed the Committee to receive more than 110 at one time; the decreased amount of the Annual Subscriptions has, for some years past, made it necessary to limit the number to 100; and, unless the exertions of the Conductors are seconded by the liberal co-operation of the Public, a further diminution must take place. The present Annual Income is inadequate to the maintenance of the Establishment in its present extent; and it is only the confidence which the Committee entertain in the liberality of the Public, that has induced them to receive, instead of rejecting, several hopeful cases.
The Committee beg to present the Claims of this interesting Charity to public support, in the confident hope that they shall be enabled to continue, if not to increase, the present number of inmates, rather than close their doors to the many distressing objects who seek an asylum from misery and ruin within their walls.
The following Donations and Subscriptions have been recently received:—
Miss Parr, Petersfield (Annual) .......£1 0
A subscription is set on foot for improving the communication between Chichester and Petersfield, by which the present circuitous route will be avoided, and a distance of full six miles saved.
DEPARTURE.—… Robert Taylor from Ellis’s Hotel, St James’s-street, for his seat, Petersfield, Hants;
Nearly 3000 sheep were penned at Petersfield Fair, on Tuesday, a great number of which were sold. The weather being very unfavourable, little other business was transacted.
Died, on Christmas Day, after an illness of a few days, Sarah Blackmore, and old and faithful servant of Charles Greetham, Esq. of Petersfield, having lived in his service 23 years.
This week, C. Alderson, Esq., of Ashford, gave an excellent dinner to all the poor children in the parish if Steep—C. J. Hector, Esq. of Petersfield, Froxfield, gave with his usual benevolence to the poor of Petersfield, Froxfield, and ???? a great number of exceeding good baskets—Miss Parr, of Petersfield, on Wednesday last, gave her annual dinner to her usual number of the charity school children, who went away highly gratified.
The following prisoners were tried, and sentenced to the periods of confinement undermentioned:—
Joseph Hawkins, for stealing a gun from the shop of John Pledger, at Petersfield, the property of C. J. Hector, Esq.—six weeks imp. to hard labour.
The numerous friends of that gallant old sportsman, Colonel King, of Petersfield, will be glad to hear of his perfect recovery from one of the greatest afflictions that flesh is heir to, under circumstances as interesting as they are extraordinary. A faithful groom, who had lived with the Colonel for thirty years, about eighteen months since was attacked with symptoms of stone in the bladder, for which he was sent to St George’s Hospital, there operated upon, and soon returned to his master perfectly well. He had not been home many weeks when the Colonel was attacked with similar symptoms, which induced him to set off for London, to consult Dr. Brodie, who had operated so successfully on his servant. The stone was found, but strongly urged him to avoid an operation, from his great age and infirmities, and to keep himself quietly at home. In this state he returned to Petersfield, but his symptoms soon became so distressing that he determined at all hazards to undergo the operation, and Mr Brodie was accordingly sent for. It was performed, and a stone of the enormous size of a small orange was extracted. The old servant nursed him with fraternal care, and at the expiration of three weeks he has the satisfaction of seeing his master quite well.
Petitions and Schedules to be heard and adjudicated upon at the Court-house, Portugal-street, Lincoln’s-Inn-fields, on Thursday next, Feb. 21, at ten in the forenoon precisely, viz.:—
Bridger, William, late of Elsted near Petersfield, Sussex, bailiff, steward, and farmer. …
JOHN W. SLOLY, Sup.
Sworn before me, this 11th February, 1828.
Died, on Wednesday the 27th ult. Aged 63, Mrs Alderson, wife of C. Alderson, Esq. of Ashford, near Petersfield, whose loss is sincerely regretted by all who knew her. She was an affectionate wife, a kind mother, and a benevolent friend to the poor. Her remains were removed, on Thursday, for interment in the family vault at Hackney.
HENRY BROUGHTON, Sup.
Sworn before me this 14th March, 1828.
WANTED, in the Parish of Rogate,—A permanent OVERSEER, to manage the affairs of the Parish.—No person need make application that cannot give a good reference as to character.—Letters addressed, post-paid, to the Parish Officer of Rogate, near Petersfield.
Married, at Petersfield, by the Rev. J. Whicher, Mr. Longcroft, of Romsey, to Miss Ploughman.
TO be DISPOSED OF,—The LEASE and new FURNITURE of a complete and very gentlemanly Residence in Hants, four miles west of Petersfield, with 30 Acres of Grass Land, of superior quality, round the house; two capital walled Gardens, new Stables for seven horses, double coach-house, harness room, &c. brewhouse, wash-house, excellent water entrance, Lodge, gardener’s Cottage, and many other conveniences, in perfect order and repair; together with the exclusive Right of Preserving and Shooting Game over an Estate of 1000 statute acres, immediately adjoining the residence.
The estate is finely wooded, and the tenants are bound to protect the game, which has been strictly preserved by the keeper on the premises. The walks about the grounds of the house are beautiful, and the turnpike road from Brighton to Winchester passes the Lodge Gates.
Immediate possession may be had, and further particulars known, on application to Dunn and Hopkins, attornies, Alresford, Hants.
SITUATION WANTED, as LADY’S MAID, in a Gentleman’s Family, to wait on one or two young Ladies, a Young Woman, who has lived three years in her last Situation, and left solely on account of the lady’s death; understands hair dressing, dress making, and getting up fine linen: no objection to make herself generally useful, and to travel, but would prefer the country.—Direct letters, post-paid to E.S. Post-office, Petersfield: can have an undeniable character from the place she is about to leave.
LOST, Stolen or Strayed, about ten days since, from Mr. Hoare’s Waggon Stables, at Petersfield,—A Yellow and White SETTER DOG, answers to the name of Frank. Whoever will return the same to Mr. James Osborn, Sadler, Petersfield, shall receive TWO GUINEAS REWARD.
The 4th Resolution was proposed by the Rev. Mr. Wilson of Petersfield, who said, that whatever interest he might before have felt in this great and glorious cause, that interest had this night been greatly augmented. He then took a rapid and interesting survey of the difficulties and encouragements attendant on Missionary labour, satisfactorily shewing that the latter, derived from God’s word, greatly prevailed over the former.
TO be SOLD by Private Contract,—A most desirable FREEHOLD TITHE-FREE ESTATE, containing about 350 customary Acres of very valuable Land, 170 of which are rich pasture land, 130 excellent arable and hop land, and the remainder finely timbered coppice land, lying well together in the romantic village of Hawkley, with a newly-erected Farm House, three Cottages, and all other necessary farm buildings, in perfect repair.
This estate has been in the occupation of the proprietor for many years, and is in a fine state of cultivation.
Hawkley is 55 miles from London, five miles from the market town of Petersfield, and within one mile of the Farnham and Petersfield turnpike.
Further details may be known on application to Mr John Mellersh, at Petersfield, or to Dunn and Hopkins, attornies, Alresford.
AN inquest was held on Saturday last, by Mr. Longcroft, on the body of a man who hung himself on Thursday night, at the Crown public house, Petersfield. Verdict—temporary derangement from distress. Several letters were found on the deceased, by which it appeared that his name was Joseph Mitchell; that he had been a shipwright in several of His Majesty’s vessels, and bore an exemplary character; that he had a wife and family residing at Devonport, and had lately been in Exeter gaol for debt. Distress is supposed to have been the cause of the rash act, as he had only 2¾d, in his pocket, 2d. of which he received in the evening. Mitchell requested permission to sleep in the stable, but Mr. Ashford, the landlord, kindly granted him a bed, and in the morning the unfortunate man was discovered suspended by his braces to a small beam in the room.
FAIRS IN JULY.—Hants—…, Petersfield 10, …
At the general election in 1805, Lord Dudley (then the Hon. John William Ward) declined the expense of a contested county election, and thought it more economical to be returned for the borough of Petersfield, which was, at one time, represented by the historian Gibbon, whose family, heretofore, possessed extensive burgage tenures in the town. The Hon. Mr. Ward, in 1807, transferred his services from Petersfield to Wareham. In this latter borough, which was purchased for a small sum of money by the family of Mr. Calcraft, and in which the right of election is limited to 120 voters, Mr Ward succeeded Mr Jonathan Raine, of the Common Law Bar.
Died, yesterday, at Bishop’s Sutton, near Alresford, T. R. Ridge, Esq. of Fining House, Rogate, near Petersfield.
WANTS a Situation,—A middle-aged Man, who has been accustomed for several years, to the Business and Accounts of a Miller. He will be glad to make himself useful in a similar Concern, or to travel and superintend the Accounts of a Wine and Spirit Merchant, or any other business.—Letters addressed to W.B. Post office, Petersfield, will be punctually attended to.
TO be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT,—A complete HUNTING BOX, with good Stall Stabling and other requisite out-buildings, surrounded by thriving Plantations, Arable, Meadow and Copse Land, containing together ninety-five Acres, held of the Manor of Eastmeon, equal to freehold; situate at FROXFIELD, near Petersfield, in the County of Hants, and in the vicinity of the Hampshire and Hambledon Fox Hounds.
For particulars, apply to Mr Henry Fleetwood, chemist, Petersfield, who is authorised to treat for the same.—If by letter, post-paid.
On the 12th instant was married, at Hall Place, Berks, the seat of Sir Gilbert East, Bart. The Rev. Wm. Douglas Veitch, M.A. of Balliol college, and of Ellcock, Dumfriesshire, to Miss Raitt, second daughter of Colonel Raitt, Deputy Adjutant-General at Corfu, and niece to Hylton Jolliffe, Esq. M.P. for Petersfield, Hants.
These premises are Copyhold of Inheritance, held of the Manor of Eastmeon, by one copy of Court Roll, at fine certain of 1s. and are (excepting the Cottage and Garden), let to Mr Hedger, at the yearly rent of £60, on a lease for 21 years, from 25th March, 1820; the tenant paying taxes, and keeping the running tackle in repair.
The Cottage and Garden are in the occupation of ——— Underwood, as yearly tenant, at rent of £3.
Lot 2. A new Brick built & Thatched COTTAGE, lying near lot 1, with two good bed-rooms 15ft. square each; kitchen, back kitchen, pantry, dairy, and skilling; fuel-house, cart-house, piggery, and about one Acre of Land, now in the occupation of Mr Hedger, as weekly tenant, at 3s. per week, the tenant keeping the thatch in repair.
This lot is also Copyhold of Inheritance, held of the manor of Eastmeon, by one Copy of Court Roll, at a fine certain of 1s. and quit rent of 6d.
The premises are pleasantly situate, within convenient distances of the market towns of Petersfield, Winchester, Alresford, Alton, and Farnham, close to the turnpike road leading from Alresford and Alton to Petersfield, and are much benefited by the recent improvements of the said road.
For a view apply to Mr Hedger, the tenant, and for further particulars to Messrs. Wm. and J.W. Clement, solicitors, Alton.
Carter, John B esq
Humpreys, S N
King, Fielder esq.
King, George esq.
Mundy John jun.
Powell J John
Poulter Rev B.
Whicher Rev J
These Lists are made up to the 1st of Sept. 1828, and published by order of his Majesty’s Commissioners for the Affairs of Taxes.
A meeting was held at the Old Town Hall on Thursday of the Commissioners of Turnpike, between this place and Sheet Bridge near Petersfield, to consider on the propriety of the proposed alteration of the road at Horndean, when there appearing a strong feeling against the measure, it was for the present abandoned.
W. MITCHELL, Clerk to the Trustees.
A line of road is in contemplation from Alton, through the beautiful village of Selborne, and through the equally romantic village of Empshot, to communicate with the new Petersfield road at Greetham, making the distance from Alton to Petersfield about eleven miles, without any hill of consequence, and diversified with almost as fine scenery as any part of Hampshire.
1st of October, at *
Petersfield Heath Cattle Fair, on Monday last, was numerously attended, both by buyers and sellers, and notwithstanding the weather was rather unfavourable, much business was done.
New Forest East
New Forest West
Swan Inn, Alton
Dolphin Inn, Petersfield
Town Hall, Romsey
Town Hall, Basingstoke
Grand Jury Chamber, Winchester
Swan Inn, Kingsclere
Nag’s Head Inn, Lymington
Crown Inn, Ringwood
Red Lion, Fareham
Audit House, Southampton
T. WOODHAM, Clerk of the General Meetings.
Winchester, Oct. 9, 1828
There was a large shew of Welsh runts and Devon beasts at Steyning fair, on Saturday last … There were some of the best Devons we ever saw produced at a fair in Sussex; they were very forward, and made quite 3s. The few sheep that were there sold quickly at good prices. We think Petersfield fair has lately very much hurt the shew of beast at Steyning, many graziers going there to meet them.
We are sorry in having occasion to observe, that girls employed on the roads breaking the stones in the neighbourhood of Petersfield. It is a pity the local authorities cannot find more suitable employment for females of tender years.
Hon. Robert King, M.P.
Peter Maziere, Petersfield
… (long list of men, all apparently Irish except Maziere?)
Died, on the 6th inst. aged 17, Jane, daughter of Mr. H. Holdaway, of the Dolphin Inn, Petersfield, having endured the most poignant affliction for several months with Christian fortitude
Died, on Sunday, Mrs. Stovold, aged 47, wife of Mr. Stovold, Causeway, near Petersfield, leaving a large family to deplore her loss.
☞ The PROTESTANT DECLARATION lies for Signature every day, (Sundays excepted,) from 12 to 4 o’clock, at the Royal Hotel, College-green; at the National Market, Usher’s-quay; and at the Coffee-room of the Commercial Buildings, Dublin.
(4 columns of names including)
F Maziere, Petersfield
(4 columns of names including)
F Maziere, Petersfield
FOR SALE by PRIVATE CONTRACT,—RINGS GREEN FARM, in the parish of Froxfield, near Petersfield, Hants, consisting of a convenient Farm-house and the requisite Farm Buildings, advantageously situate in the centre of 111A. 2R. 29P. statute measure, or Arable, Meadow, Pasture, and Wood LAND, lying in a ring fence, and divided into convenient enclosures.
The Estate is Copyhold of Inheritance, under the Manor of Eastmeon (nearly equal to Freehold), subject to a quit-rent of 13s. 7d. and a small fixed fine and heriot.—Land-Tax redeemed, and Poor’s Rates moderate—Immediate possession may be had, and there are two very responsible tenants desirous of taking a lease, at a rent that would render it a desirable investment.
The Farm is situate near the Turnpike Road, about three miles distant from Petersfield, and nine from Alton and Alresford.
To view the Property, apply on the Premises, and for further particulars, to Mr. Osborn, Land-Surveyor and Estate Agent, Hayling, Havant (if by letter, free of postage).
At Petersfield market on Wednesday last, there was an exceeding fine show of Christmas and other stock, which met a ready sale at good prices. The stock of Mr. Alling, of Liss, near Petersfield, was much admired, and considered by good judges to be superior to any other in the market.
TO be SOLD by Private Contract,—An eligible FREEHOLD ESTATE, situate at Eastmeon, about four miles distant from Petersfield, and 15 from Portsmouth; containing 70 Acres, more or less, of Arable, Meadow, and Coppice Land, with right of sheep down, not limited as to number.
The estate is occupied by the owner, and is in a very high state of cultivation; is well wooded with young and thriving timber. Fox-hounds are kept in the neighbourhood, and game is abundant. Commanding the most beautiful and picturesque landscapes.
Mail and other coaches pass to and from London through Petersfield, daily.
For further particulars apply to Mr. Jas. Bennett, land surveyor, Bramshott House, Liphook, Hants.
James Hunt, jun. for writing and publishing an incendiary letter, declaring he would, with others, burn the ricks and premises of Andrew Twitchen, of Itchen Abbas; Alexander Kent, for stealing a pig from the premises of Peter Green, Esq. situate at Houghton; Thos Wells for stealing 13 fowls from the premises of Wm. Mitchell, at Petersfield, have been committed to the county gaol.
Sir H FEATHERSTONE has, with his usual benevolence, given to the poor of Harting a liberal supply of beef and clothing. Miss PHIPPS, of Little Green, with her accustomed generosity and kindness, has given eight fat sheep to the poor of the village of Compton; and Miss Parr, of Petersfield, on Christmas Day, entertained a number of Charity School children with the Old English fare of roast beef and plum pudding.
Died, on Sunday last, Mrs Shoell, wife of Mr. Shoell, grocer, of Petersfield, at the advanced age of 81 years, having endured the most poignant sufferings a great number of years.
An inquest was taken last week, before Mr. Longcroft, at Weston, near Petersfield, on view of the body of Thomas Smith, an old man, who was found dead on his bed; and on Saturday, at Blenheim House, near Gosport, on the body of a man, named Varden, who was found dead near his residence the day before. Verdicts—Died by the visitation of God. The following inquests have also been taken by the same coroner during the present week:—At Petersfield, on view of the body of Albert Walton, a child, who having been imprudently left by his mother with two other children, in a room, was so dreadfully burnt by his clothes taking fire, on the 3d inst. as to occasion his death on the 20th. Verdict.—Accidental Death. …
The Rev. Charles Gower Boyles has been presented to the Rectory of Buriton, near Petersfield, vacant by the decease of the Rev. B. Poulter.
The Lord Bishop of this diocese has collated the Rev. Charles Gower Goyles, A.M. to the Rectory of Buriton, with Petersfield Chapel, vacant by the death of the Rev. Brownlow Poulter.
W. HONE and Co. Proprietors.
Saturday, May 16, 1829.
Cave Otway, Leicester
Marshall John, Yorkshire
Maxwell John, Downpatrick
Monck J. B. Reading
Morpeth Viscount, Yorkshire
Phillips Sir G. Wooton Basset
Thomson Paul, Dover
Warburton Henry, Bridport
Wilson Sir Robt. Southwark
Wood Alderman, London
Hume Joseph, Montrose
Marshall William, Petersfield
On the 25th ult. the Petersfield Friendly Society celebrated their 26th anniversary. The members walked in procession to the church, preceded by the clergyman, some honorary members, and the Alton band. An excellent discourse was delivered by the Rev. J. Whitcher, from Proverbs x. v.10. During service the rain poured in torrents, and as the members dine annually in a booth, dinner was delayed until three o'clock on account of the influx of water, when the weather cleared up. Although late, a good dinner was served in Mrs Pearson's best style, at which C J Hector Esq. presided. The accounts were highly satisfactory, and the president congratulated the society on the prosperous state of their finances, which amount to upwards of £1120, and which, he said, might be attributed principally to the judicious management of the secretary, whose health he proposed with the usual honours. The company were greatly amused by this celebrated comic singer, Mr Wolfe, from Portsmouth; Messrs Atkins and Brown, from Chichester, with several amateurs in the neighbourhood, added greatly to the harmony of the meeting. The parties separated at an early hour, highly gratified with the amusement of the day.
Yesterday afternoon, about 2 o'clock, as Mrs White, of Honeyman farm, near this city, was returning from Winchester, on the Petersfield turnpike road, near the Duke of Buckingham's plantations, she was stopped by two footpads, knocked down, and robbed of a hand-basket, containing some bacon, cheese, &c. To the amount of 10s. 6d, 9s. 6d. in silver, and a white pocket handkerchief, marked A V. The ruffians, after some blows with a bludgeon, presented a long case knife, with white handle, with a threat to murder.—the men appeared to be about 23 years of age; middle size; one rather dark, the other light; dressed in thin brown jackets, dusty canvas trowsers, and worsted caps, without stockings or shoes. Mrs White was unable to remove from the spot until about 4 o'clock, and when in some degree recovered from the effects of the blows and the alarming situation in which she had been placed, proceeded on her journey, but is so ill as to occasion the most serious apprehensions. To fellows, answering the description, were seen at Bishop's Sutton in the evening.
To cash of the Overseers of Petersfield, for Fines on Persons convicted of malicious Injuries - £2 9s 0d
The Lands comprised in the preceding Lots are situate in the Tything of Sheet, wherein the Poor Rates are extremely moderate.
Lot 3.—Two CLOSES of MEADOW LAND, called Fowlers Paddock and Three Cornered Piece, containing 8A. 1R. 14P. statute measure, or thereabouts, situate in the Parish of Harting, in the County of Sussex, the former immediately adjoining the road leading from Rogate to Chichester, and the other bounded by lands of Mr. Mellersh, and the road leading to Trotton.
Lot 4.—Two other CLOSES of MEADOW LAND, containing 7A. 3R. 8P. statute measure, called Weeks Meads, situate in the Parish of Harting, and adjoining the lands of Sir Harry Featherstone, Bart.
Lot 5.—A capital COPPICE, called Nyewood, or Neighbours Coppice, with most thriving and valuable timber, containing 7A. 2R. 20P. situate in the Parish of Harting, and immediately adjoing the lands of Sir Harry Featherstone.
Lot 6.—A CLOSE of excellent MEADOW LAND, called Rail Mead, containing by statute admeasurement, 15A. 0R. 25P., and a small Coppice adjoingthereto, containing 0A. 1R. 27P. statute measure, situate in the Parish of Harting, and adjoing the lands of Mr. Bridger and Mr. Mellersh.
Lot 7.—All that valuable CLOSE of superior WATER MEADOW, called the Suckling Grounds, containing 25A. 3R. 14P. statute measure, also situate in the Parish of Harting, and bounded by the lands of Sir Harry Featherstone, Colonel Jervoise, and the Hon. Sir Chas. Paget.
Lot 8.—A CLOSE of ARABLE LAND, called Olivers Paddock, containing 1A. 3R. 10P. staute measure, situate in the Parish of Harting, and bounded by the lands of Colonel Jervoise and Mr. Mellersh.
Lots 1 and 2 are in the occupation of Mr. Joseph Eames, of Petersfield.—Lots 6, 7, and 8, in the occupation of Mr. John Souter, and the remaining Lots in hand.
Descriptive particulars and Conditions of Sale are in preparation, and will be ready for delivery a week previous to the sale at the Dolphin Inn, Petersfield: Anchor , Liphook: Ship and Bell, Horndean: George Inn, Portsmouth: and India Arms, Gosport.
For a view of the several Lots, and other particulars, application is requested to be made to Mr. Joseph Eames, Petersfield; Mr. John Souter, Sand Hill Farm, Rogate; & Mr. Cruikshank, Solicitor, Gosport.
TO be LET on eligible terms, three miles from Horndean and five from Petersfield,—An Uphill FARM, with Down Rights.
Sheet is within one mile of the town of Petersfield, adjoining the London and Portsmouth Turnpike, in a country abounding with Game, and near the river Arun, where there is excellent fishing.
N.B.—The Purchaser, if required, will be accommodated with a Piece of Meadow Land opposite the House.
Lot 2.—All that FREEHOLD convenient new-built DWELLING-HOUSE and GARDEN, together with the Gate-room, Barn, and other Buildings, and several Pieces or Parcels of rich Arable, Meadow, and Pasture LAND, containing by estimation ten customary acres (more or less), situate and lying in the pleasant village of East Harting, in the county of Sussex, now in the occupation of John Prior.
Lot 3.—All that substantial FARM-HOUSE, Gate-room, Barn, and necessary Buildings, and also several Pieces or Parcels of rich Arable, Meadow, and Pasture LAND, containing 55 acres, customary measure (more or less), with the valuable right of turning out 160 Sheep on Elsted Down, and situate and lying in the parish of Elsted, in the county of Sussex, and now in the occupation of Messrs. Bridger.
This Estate is Copyhold of Inheritance, held under the Manor of Elsted, subject to two years' rent on death, one year and a half on alienation, and four heriots.
For particulars, enquire of Mr. Greetham, Solicitor, Petersfield; and for a sight of the Estates, to the respective tenants.
PETERSFIELD.—The Lord Bishop of Winchester preached at Buriton on Sunday morning, and at this place in the afternoon, to more numerous congregations than ever before assembled in either church. The text chosen was from St. John, iv. 23. and the discourse evidently produced a salutary impression on a congregation consisting of more than 2000 persons. It is gratifying to the inhabitants to learn that his Lordship intends occasionally to visit Petersfield.
PERSONS who have obtained General Certificates at Three Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Six Pence, for the year 1829.
Coles Rev John
Greetham C esq
Humphreys S N
Powell J J jun
These Lists are made up to the 1st September, 1829, and published by order of his Majesty's Commissioners for the Affairs of Taxes.
EDWARD BATES, Secretary
"T. W. KILSBY."
Sir R. Birnie observed, that this letter was quite satisfactory; but had the enquiry which he made turned out otherwise, he should have felt it his duty to represent the conduct of the Governor to the Gaol Committee.
Mr Chesterton, the new Governor of the House of Correction,
Felt very anxious that the matter should be fully explained, as it would appear from the report that he was the governor alluded to. So far from withholding any proper accommodation to those committed to his charge, he had, from the time of his appointment, done every thing in his power to remove any cause of complaint amongst the prisoners in his custody.
The prisoner, and explanation of what he had stated, denied that he had said he had been denied pen, Inc, and paper. His complaint was, that a letter, which he had given to one of the turnkeys to be delivered in Red Lion-square, was not forwarded for several hours after he had delivered it.
Sir R. Birnie said he understood there were several cases of a similar description as that of the Petersfield Bank ready to be brought forward against the prisoner, and wished to know if any person present was desirous of preferring a charge.
An elderly gentleman then stepped forward, and said his name was Miers, and that he resided in Greenwich Hospital. Having seen a report in the Times of the prisoner's examination, he came to town for the purpose of preferring a charge against him of a similar description to that with which he was already charged.
Mr Miers then stated, that he had been acquainted with the prisoners family for several years. On the 17th of August last the prisoner came to his house and told him who he was, and upon stating his name witness knew him. In the course of conversation the prisoner said he was very awkwardly situated just then, having been disappointed in receiving a sum of money from a Colonel, a friend of his, who lived at Woledge. The Colonel, he said, had gone to Ireland, and as he (the prisoner) had just arrived in a steam-vessel from Ostend, and was in immediate want of cash, the disappointment he had met with was the more embarrassing. He had sent on his luggage, he said, to London by steam, and having brought over some French silks with him as presents, he did not know what he should do to pay the Custom-house dues. He then asked him, witness, if he would be kind enough to assist him with a few pounds, adding that 5l. or 6l. Would answer his present purpose. Witness agreed to lend him 5l, and the prisoner said he would give him a draght for the money upon the Bishop Waltham-bank, which he accordingly filled up, but requested that witness would not present it for payment until the following Friday. He then took his leave, and witness did not present the check at Messrs Barclay and Co.'s, where it was made payable, until the Saturday. The answer which he then received was, that no orders had been left to honour the cheque; and, upon subsequent inquiry, he learned that the prisoner had no effects in the Bishop Waltham bank, and that he was entirely unknown there. Witness received the same answer on two subsequent applications, and he then wrote to the prisoner's brother, relating the manner in which he had been imposed upon. The brother who was a most respectable gentleman, wrote him a letter, saying that the prisoner was an idle spendthrift, and adopted all sorts of stratagems to raise money; and, as he had already advanced several hundred pounds to take him out of difficulties, he was determined to do so no more, stating as a reason that he had a family of his own to look to. The witness added, that he had but little expectation of recovering his money; but, feeling how he had been used, he came to town with a view to forward the ends of justice by stating what he knew of the prisoner.
Sir R. Birnie, having consulted with Mr Halls, said, that although the prisoner had committed a very gross fraud, yet, as Mr Miers had, in a great measure, advanced him the money upon the strength of the respectability of his family, the offence was not of that description that an indictment for fraud could be founded upon it.
Mr. J. M. Dodd, of Cecil-street in the Strand, then came forward, and stated that the prisoner, of whom he had had some previous knowledge, came to his counting-house on the 3d of August last, and said he had occasion to go into the city, and asked him if he would have any objection to advance him 10l. upon a cheque which he had upon a country bank. Witness replied that he could not do any such thing unless he knew that the cheque would be paid. He then told witness that he might, if he pleased, pay the check into Messrs. Coutts and Co., who were his (witness's) bankers, and if it were paid by Monday (this happened on Saturday), witness might then have a cheque for the amount. The prisoner came again on the Monday, and as witnesses clerks were very busy at the time, he told him to go himself into cruises, and enquire if the check had been paid. The prisoner accordingly went, and returned in about quarter of an hour, saying that the cheque had been paid in, upon which he (witness) immediately drew a cheque upon Messrs. Coutts and Co. for the amount, and handed it to the prisoner. Upon settling his banking book some days off, he found that the prisoners cheque had never been paid in, and that you have been swindled out of the 10l.
Mr HALLS observed that this certainly was a clear case of fraud.
The prisoner's solicitor said he was taken by surprise both with respect to this case and to that of Mr Miers. He had been led to believe that there was no charge against the prisoner but the one upon which he was at first apprehended.
Messrs. Coutts's cashier was then sent for, and upon his arrival gave the necessary evidence. He remembered paying Mr Dodd's cheque, but could not say to whom. He, however, knew the person of the prisoner.
Sir R Birnie—do you recollect having received any cheque upon a country bank to meet that which you now hold? Witness—certainly not.
Sir R Birnie should commit the prisoner for trial upon the charge, as well as that of Mr Dutton's, who had taken the cheque upon the Petersfield Bank.
The parties were accordingly bound over.
Mr Dutton, the shoemaker, of No. 6, St. Martin's-court, was then called forward, and repeated the evidence which he had given upon the former examinations.
The prisoner's solicitor hoped that this case would not be pressed against his client, as an offer had been made to pay the Petersfield bankers the amount of the cheque.
Sir R Birnie—Sir, you must not talk to me about compounding a felony. You have done as much for your client as could have been reasonably expected of you, but I must do my duty also. Let Mr Dutton and the rest of the witnesses be bound over.
The prisoner was then fully committed to TotHill-fields prison, for trial at the next Westminster sessions.
C. B. HENVILLE
THOS. MORGAN, D.D.
W. MITCHELL, Steward
PETERSFIELD, Sept. 17, 1829
MR. W. WESTON respectfully informs Agriculturists and the public, that he has received instruction to SELL by AUCTION, on the premises,—All the genuine FARMING STOCK on the Fyning Estate, Rogate, near Petersfield, the property of T. R. Ridge, Esq.—Further particulars next week.
Bishop's Waltham, Sept. 11, 1829
Gage Rev. T
Osborne Jas jun.
These Lists are made up from the 1st to the 14th September, 1829, and published by order of his Majesty's Commissioners for the Affairs of Taxes.
EDWARD BATES, Secretary
The work before us is the production of a man who argues and believes upon similar principles. It is imbued with a strong devotional feeling, and is so simple in its style, so amiable in its turn of thought, so gentle and benign in its philosophy, that it cannot fail to afford general delight. Its simplicity, however, and this quality it shares in common with old Isaac Walton's Guide to Angling, is its chief recommendation. Like the Tottenham angler, Mr Gilbert White is perpetually vaunting the picturesque beauties of his native village. The fields, the flowers, the cuckoo that sings in the woods, and the lark that makes vocal the skies of Selborne, each and all meet with marked attention in his pages, and our expatiated on as if they were so many dear friends whose praises he could never be tired of rehearsing. At times the simplicity is pushed to the most amusing degree—we will not say of absurdity, for that is an unkind phrase to use, but end of quietness. The author talks in one place with a diverting air of seriousness, of "those vast mountains, the Epsom Downs;" in another, of the "rugged and gloomy scenery of the Glens," which glens consist of a crossroad, seven feet deep, and overgrown with a few wild blackberries; in a third, "of the Royal Forest of Wolmer, which is seven miles in length by two and a half in breadth;" in a fourth, of "those majestic mountains, the Sussex Downs;" in a fifth, of "three considerable lakes" in his darling parish, each of which is of the size of an ordinary village pond; and in a variety of other places, "of those matchless scenic attractions in which Selborne is confessedly pre-eminent." It is this unique simplicity, this amusing and harmless grandiloquence, this perfect conviction on the part of the author, that no parish on earth equals his idolised Selborne, that forms the charm of his present volume. But another feature, scarcely less attractive, is the graphic power of his description. The fresh woodland air breathes, the stream sparkles, the forest leaves rustle in his pages; every word almost is in itself a picture,—as for instance, where he talks of the "hungry lean sand of the forest," of the little golden-crowned wren, "that shadow of a bird,"—and brings the image it would represent full and vigorous before the readers eye. We give a specimen of this power, it is the opening account of the village of Selbourne:—
"The parish of Selbourne lies in the extreme eastern corner of the county of Hampshire, bordering on the county of Sussex, and not far from the county of Surrey: is about fifty miles south-west of London, in latitude 51, and near midway between the towns of Alton and Petersfield. Being very large and extensive, it abuts on twelve parishes, two of which are in Sussex, viz., Trotton and Rogate. If you begin from the south and proceed westward, the adjacent parishes are Emshot, Newton, Valence, Faringdon, Harteley, Mauduit, Great Wardleham, Kingsley, Hadleigh, Bramshot, Trotton, Rogate, Lysse, and Greatham. The soils of this district are almost as various and diversified as the views and aspects. The high part to the south-west consists of a vast hill of chalk, rising 300 feet above the village; and is divided into a sheep down, the high wood, and a long hanging wood called the Hanger. The covert of this eminence is altogether beech, the most lovely of all forest trees, whether we consider its smooth rind or bark, it's glossy foliage, or it's graceful pendulous boughs. The down or sheep-walk, is a pleasing park-like spot, of about one mile by half that space, jutting out on the verge of the hill country, where it begins to break down into the plains, and commanding a very engaging view, being an assemblage of hill, dale, woodlands, heath, and water. The prospect is bounded to the south-east and east by the vast range of mountains called The Sussex Downs, by Guild-down near Guildford, and by the downs round Dorking, and Ryegate in Surrey, to the north-east, which altogether, with the country beyond Alton, and Farnham, form a noble and extensive outline."
The historian of this secluded village was a clergyman of the Church of England, who was born at Selborne in the year 1720, and after taking his degree at Oxford, "fixed his residence in his native parish, where he spent the greater part of his life in literary occupations, and especially in the study of nature." He died in 1793, respected and beloved by all who had the good fortune to know him. His disposition was naturally unambitious; he had no hankering after church preferment, no desire for splendour, no thirst for notoriety; but glided noiselessly along the stream of time from youth to age, unruffled by any of those shifting gales which beset more adventurous navigators. Though he lived during periods of extraordinarily public excitement; though he witnessed the rebellion of '45, and the American and French revolutions, they had not the slightest effect on his mind, which seems to have been impassive to all but the sylvan charms or Selborne. On this village he has accordingly conferred no fleeting popularity; he has registered its every glen, heath, meadow, oak, and streamlet, and commemorated the sweet music of its birds in a style of rustic simplicity that few English writers can equal. In addition to this he has had the rare merit of drawing forth and fixing the pastoral genius of Miss Mitford, who is silvan sketches, sometimes even her very words, have been manifestly modelled on the "natural history of Selborne."
Yesterday an Inquest was held before Mr Longcroft, at a Strood Common, near Petersfield, on view of the body of James Windybank, who was found on the day before hanging in his stable; from the evidence it appeared that the deceased had for some weeks past been in a desponding way. Verdict.—Temp. Derangement
HAMPSHIRE.—The ASHFORD ESTATE and MANOR, with the RECTORIAL TITHES of the PARISH of STEEP.—For SALE, by PRIVATE CONTRACT, ALL that truly valuable FREEHOLD ESTATE, called ASHFORD, comprising that much-admired delightful and convenient family residence (in the cottage style), seated on a lawn, richly ornamented with evergreens; a rustic bridge and grotto over sheets of water, through which a stream flows, well stored with trout, extensive walks through the woods, presenting highly grand and picturesque views of hill and dale; hothouse, orchards, and garden well stocked with choice fruit trees; coachhouse for three carriages; stabling for eight horses, and every convenient outbuilding. Also, several capital Farms, good houses, convenient agricultural buildings, together with six hundred acres of excellent arable, hop, meadow, pasture, and wood land, well clothed with thriving timber and underwood, with extensive and valuable common rights. One moiety of Steep corn mill, well supplied with water, driving two pair of stones, with dwelling house and offices. Also, the Freehold Rectorial Tithes of this estate, and the whole of the parish of Steep, containing about two thosand six hundred acres, the greater part of which is excellent land. The whole, excepting the woodlands, which are in hand, are let to respectable tenants, at moderate rents, producing about 1,300l. per annum. The estate is freehold, land tax redeemed, lying within a ring fence, well situate for the preservation of game, contiguous to the Hampshire and Hambledon Hunt, and presenting an eligible opportunity to any Nobleman or Gentleman desirous of putchasing an estate, combining a beautiful residence with good investment, suited either for the sportsman, or admirer of rural scenery; much time and expence have been expended to render it a truly desirable residence. It is situate adjoining the turnpike road, and about two miles from Petersfield, 56 from London, and a convenient distance from Portsmouth, Alton and Alresford. The house may be viewed, by tickets from J. C. Alderson, Esq., the present tenant; the rest of the estate, by applying to Mr. Brewer, of Petersfield, or the respective occupiers; and further particulars known, on application to Mr. Osborn, Surveyor and Estate Agent, Hayling, Havant, where a plan of the estate may be seen. All letters free of postage.
Lieut. R. Gill, R.N. Petersfield aged 50.
Petersfield Fair on Tuesday, was very full of cattle of all descriptions, but few were sold, and those considerably lower than last year. Welch runts sold at from 2s. 3d. to 2s. 6d. per stone.
LANCELOT LIPSCOMB, Clerk to the Trustees
Alresford, Oct 3, 1829
LOST, on the new Petersfield Road, between Hinton Ampner and Winchester, on Friday morning the 23d of Oct. 1829,—A Black POCKET BOOK, containing a few papers, of no value but to the owner.
A Reward of Half a Sovereign will be paid to anyone who will deliver it at Jacob and Johnson's County Newspaper Office, Winchester.
On Monday died, at Petersfield, Mrs Whicher, wife of the Rev. John Whicher, aged 69.
On Sunday evening last a sermon was preached at Petersfield church by the Rev. Mr. Maurice, in aid of the Sunday School in that town. The Rev. Gentleman's address to the children was calculated to make a lasting impression on their minds. The text chosen was from Psalm xxxiv. 11, "Hearken, ye children, unto me, and I will teach you the fear of the Lord." Appropriate hymns were sung by the children, of whom there were about 250 of both sexes. The collection amounted to £5 13s.
At Petersfield Show Market, on Wednesday, Mr. J. Mellersh, of Burrow Farm, exhibited three Herefordshire oxen, fatted one year on grass, supposed, by competent judges, to be the best offered in Petersfield or Chichester markets this season, which were bought to be slaughtered for Christmas by Mr. J. Barnard, of Eastmeon. A remarkably fat ewe was also shown by Mr. Mellersh, and purchased by Mr. Barnard.
Three oxen, and also a remarkably fat ewe, shewn by Mr Mellersh, at Petersfield Market, fatted wholly on grass, have been slaughtered by Mr. S. Barnard, of Eastmeon, supposed by competent judges to be the finest beast offered in the county. The ewe weighed 17 stone, and the solid fat on the ribs exceeded five inches.