The Genealogist - UK census, BMDs and more online

WHITEHAVEN.

 At the Chester Assizes on Saturday, Samuel Little FORD, foreman at a  
Stockport Colliery, was charged with the manslaughter of Samuel POTT a  miner.

On October 2nd the prsioner was in charge of a firing party, when a shot  
missed fire, and...

MARYPORT - FRIDAY
_____

(Before R. RITSON, J. ADDISON, and J.  RITSON, Esqs.)

Thomas CARRUTHERS, of Camerton, was fined 12s for being drunk  and disorderly
and 40s for assaulting P. C. WATSON; and W. CARRUTHERS, Jas  BLACK, and F.
WALKER were fined 2

...

On Wednesday Mr. Norris NICHOLSON and a jury of 23 gentlemen concluded  an
inquiry at the White Hart, Brislington, Bristol, into the sanity of Mr.  Charles
Pierre MELLY, a member of the firm of MELLY Brothers, merchants,  Liverpool.
The petitioner in

...

ARRIVAL AT ST. PETERSBURG.
 
The DUKE OF EDINBURGH, attended by COLONEL COLVILLE and CAPTAIN HAIG, arrived at St. Petersburg on Sunday afternoon, in good health and capital spirits.  About an hour previously, the Imperial carriage and sledges arrived a

...

Dreadful Thunder Storm

       About midnight on Friday, the 23rd instant, this town was visited by a
most appalling thunderstorm, of several hours duration. During Friday, as
well as throughout the week, the atmosphere had been close and sultry, ...
The Vicar of Northampton, the Rev. R. B. HULL, was announced  to attend the
annual meeting of the Northamptonshire Band of Hope Union held on  Thursday.

The rev. gentleman did not attend, and in a letter explaining  his absence,
said; “I am reminded ...
A PASSENGER BURNED TO  DEATH.

An appalling accident to a Pullman car was reported on Monday.  While the
Scotch Express which left St. Pancras at 9-15 on Saturday evening was  traveling
towards Leeds, the conductor whose name is  DONALDSON, of one of  th...
MARRIAGES.
 
On the 29th ult., at the Parish Church, Kendal, by the REV. R. J. PEARCE, curate, MR. WILLIAM MASON, labourer, to MISS SUSANNAH BRAITHWAITE, both of Kendal.
 
Same day and place, by the REV. R. J. PEARCE,  MR. JOSEPH TYSON, of Whitehaven, gr...

 

ST. HELEN'S COLLIERY DISASTER RELIEF FUND.

 

On Thursday evening, a meeting of the members of the Workington (Rugby and Association) Football Clubs, was held at the Royal Hotel, William Street, Workington, for the purpose of adopting the balance

...
AVERAGE PRICE OF CORN.

SUFFOLK

Wheat 4s 9d

Rye 2s 9d

Barley 2s 2d

Oats 1s 20d

Beans 1s 8d

YORK

Wheat 5s

Rye 3s

Barley

2s 3d

Oats 1s 20d

Beans 2s 8d

DURHAM

Wheat 5s 2d

Rye 3s 9d

Barley 2s 4d

Oats 1s 7d

Beans 3s 11d

NORTHUM.

Wheat 4s 5d

Rye 3s 4d

Barley2s

Oats 1s 6d

Beans 3s 1...

TO THE EDITOR OF THE WESTMORLAND GAZETTE.

SIR, - I beg to suggest to the Mayor and Corporation, through the medium of
the public press, the propriety of giving publicity to the Corporation
accounts of the current year, not in the brief and unsatisfactory manner in
which these accounts have been heretofore published, but fully and
circumstantially.
    I make this suggestions in order that the present dispensers of the
public money may have the means of showing (of which they will doubtless
gladly avail themselves) that they have dealt fairly and impartially in
their distribution of corporate patronage, to the funds of which tradesmen
of all political opinions contribute alike, and to give an opportunity to
parties who have been lavish of the charge of exclusive dealing against
others, to prove that they themselves have clean hands.
        I am, &c.,
JOSEPH BENN, Jun.,
One of the Auditors.
               ====================

THE WHIG-RADICAL GUARDIANS OF KENDAL, AND THEIR CONSISTENCY.

TO THE EDITOR OF THE WESTMORLAND GAZETTE

SIR, - On Saturday, the 2nd November, JONATHAN SAVAGE, a hardware
manufacturer and able-bodied man, one not averse to calling with his wife,
who is an able-bodied woman, at the alehouse, and there taking their cups
freely, and who is scarcely ever without a bottle in his pocket, applied for
a continuance of him pension.
    He was supported by MR. SAMUEL COMPSTON and the REV. EDWARD HAWKES, as a
fit person to receive out-door relief.  MR. THOMAS WEBSTER, one of the other
guardians, objected that the applicant was not one who ought to have relief
out of doors, and that if he received it at all it should be in the
workhouse.  He considered that if such men were to be relieved in this
manner the rate-payers would soon be unable to pay the really deserving.
    The CHAIRMAN put the question, when it was carried he should have no
out-door relief, MR. COMPSTON and his reverend supporter being in a glorious
minority consisting of themselves alone.
    A month ago the same MR. SAMUEL COMPSTON at a small board reversed the
decision of the former week, and gave this man his pension for a month.
    Well may the rate-payers grumble at the heavy rates.

So much for the defeat of these worthies, now for their vengeance.
    THOMAS SPEIGHT, an umbrella maker by trade, a man near death's door, and
unable to do any thing for himself to procure the necessaries of life, had a
pension.  At the municipal election this man had a glass of wine given to
him, on account of his weak state of health.  This was noticed by MR. HAWKES
(a kind friend to the sick and needy pauper when it suits his own purpose),
and no doubt galled SPEIGHT voting for the Conservatives, caused his pension
to be discontinued.

Is this the way to spend the town's money?

All honest men will say no, and at the next election of guardians return men
who will give relief to the helpless and deserving pauper, and not make a
political job of the poor-rates of the town.

A RATE-PAYER.