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Lakenheath News In Newspapers 

'The Bury & Norwich Post' 1782 - 1822

24 October 1782 "To be SOLD by AUCTION by NOAH BAKER On THURSDAY, October 24 and the two following days' The Live Farming Stock and Implements in Husbandry, ...click to reveal more of this article
together with Part of the Household Furniture, dairy and brewing utensils and other effects of Mr. THO.KITCHENER at Lakenheath in Suffolk. Consisting of near 30 milch cows, a bull, some fine young stock, about 20 very useful cart horses and mares, several good colts and fillies, part of the flock of exceeding good stock of ewes and some rams; waggons, tumbrils, carts, ploughs, harrows, rolls, harness &c., fine goose feather beds and bedding, mahogany tables and chairs, coppers, boilers, tubs and beer casks, neat leaded milk trays, keelers, &c. with a variety of other articles. To be viewed the day before the sale, which will begin each morning at ten o'clock. Catalogues may be had at most of the inns in the neighbourhood; the place of sale; and of Noah Baker in Thetford. ** A large quantity of straw to be sold by private contract".
21 November 1782: "To be SOLD by AUCTION by NOAH BAKER This present THURSDAY, November 21 at the BELL in LAKENHEATH. Fifteen fine young Milch Cows, ...click to reveal more of this article
and two fat ditto, near 20 steers, heifers and weaned calves, several useful mares, colts and fillies. The sale to begin at One o'clock and continue until all are sold, by a Written Catalogue, to be seen on the premises".
10 April 1783: "To be SOLD by AUCTION by NOAH BAKER On the Farm and Premises called UNDLEY-HALL in Suffolk, on TUESDAY, April 22 1783, and the two following days, ALL the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Plate, China, Linen, Books, Brewing ...click to reveal more of this article
and Dairy Utensils, Part of the Live Farming Stock, Implements of Husbandry, and other effects upon the said Premises. Consisting of exceeding good feather-beds and bedding, mahogany bureau, dining, tea and card tables, walnut-tree chairs, double chest of drawers, pier and dressing glasses; an eight-day clock and an alarum, silver table and tea spoons; tea and other china; sheets and table linen; coppers, boilers, barrel churn, milk trays, tubs and beer casks in excellent condition. 12 remarkable fine draft horses and colts with their harness complete, good as new; 6 fine young milch cows, a bull, a very large seg, 4 extraordinary good fat steers, a road waggon and two fen ditto, with a variety of other useful articles. To be viewed at any time before the sale begins, which will be each morning at Ten o'clock. Catalogues thereof will be properly dispersed in due time".
24 April 1783: "To be peremtorily SOLD by AUCTION by NOAH BAKER On the Premises of THOMAS BANGS at LAKENHEATH in Suffolk, on THURSDAY next, MAY 1, 1783 precisely at Three o'clock, in several lots, About Sixty Acres of good Arable Land, ...click to reveal more of this article
lying in sundry pieces, in the several fields of LAKENHEATH aforesaid. Also fourteen acres of exceeding Rich Hay ground, and upwards of fourteen acres of Fen ground lying in several pieces (of eight, six and four acres) in the most improvable parts of the several fens of LAKENHEATH aforesaid, with the crops of Corn and Hay thereon, to be taken by the purchaser at a fair valuation at the Midsummer next, when full possession will be given. For further particulars, the number of Lots and Conditions of Sale will be immediately made out, and may be seen at the above premises at any time preceding the Sale; and at the Auctioneer's in THETFORD. The premises are all COPYHOLD, of the Manor of LAKENHEATH, pay but a small Quit-Rent, moderately assessed to the Land Tax, and most of the fen grounds are exempt from the Drainage Tax, now in the occupation of Mr.JOHN HARDING at the BELL in LAKENHEATH aforesaid who will shew the premises. And on the following day will be Sold by Auction, several remarkable fine DRAFT HORSES, with their harness complete and sundry Implements of Husbandry and Farming".
8 May 1783: "To be SOLD by AUCTION by NOAH BAKER on the premises of Mr.MATTHEW STEBBINGS, at the MAID'S HEAD in MILDENHALL, Suffolk on FRIDAY the 16th. Instant, All the LIVE FARMING STOCK and Implements in Husbandry and Farming late belonging to Mr.JOHN HARDING ...click to reveal more of this article
 of LAKENHEATH and removed to the above place for conveniency of Sale, consisting of six very useful draft horses and mares, ten milch cows, a springing heifer, two four-year old ditto and a bud; a sow with pigs, and three shots; a road waggon almost new, fen ditto, a good tumbril and road cart, ploughs, harrows, rolls &c., cart and plough harness in good condition with a variety of other useful articles. To be viewed the day before the sale which will begin precisely at Ten o'clock by a written catalogue to be seen on the premises".
18 September 1783: "On Monday morning last, at about one o'clock, a fire broke out in a tythe-barn at Lakenheath, which was full of grain, and consumed the same, with a stable adjoining, both the property of Mr.Robinson".
22 April 1784: "Thursday last the Rev.Michael Hayward, Clk. was instituted to the Vicarage of Lakenheath on the presentation of the King".
27 May 1784: To be LETT (A property in Mildenhall) "Also a capital Messuage, with a coach house, stables, yards, gardens ...click to reveal more of this article
and pasture ground adjoining, situate at LAKENHEATH, in the said county, late in the occupation of JASPER PARSONS Esq. being in a good situation for a sporting gentleman, and may be entered upon immediately". (A property at Holywell Row) "Further particulars may be had of Mr.FULLER of BRANDON".
7 December 1785: "To be SOLD by AUCTION by NOAH BAKER on MONDAY 12th. December, 1785 at Three O'clock in the afternoon at the BELL in LAKENHEATH in Suffolk, A COPYHOLD ESTATE IN THE FOLLOWING LOTS: LOT I. All that Piece of exceeding good FEN GROUND lying in NEW FEN ...click to reveal more of this article
, in LAKENHEATH aforesaid; containing by estimation 11 acres more or less. LOT II. All that Piece of good FEN GROUND lying in TURF FEN in Lakenheath aforesaid containing by estimation 8 acres more or less. LOT III. All that Piece of Ground called the BURNT YARD in Lakenheath aforesaid on which a messuage formerly stood, with a right of Commonage thereto belonging; as all the said premises now are, or late were in the occupation of JOHN HARDING. LOT IV. All that good-accustomed Public-house or Inn called the BELL in Lakenheath aforesaid, with the barn, stables and other convenient outhouses, yard and appurtenances thereto adjoining and belonging, now in the occupation of the said JOHN HARDING. Further particulars may be had of Mr.FULLER of Brandon. N.B. The HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and other Effects of the said John Harding will be sold by Auction on the following day. The creditors of the said John Harding are requested to send their respective accounts to the said Mr.Fuller immediately".
4 January 1786: "To be SOLD by AUCTION by NOAH BAKER on Wednesday 18th. Instant at Three O'clock in the Afternoon at the BELL, in LAKENHEATH, Suffolk, An ESTATE in LAKENHEATH aforesaid in the following Lots: LOT I. All those two pieces of Fen or Marsh Ground adjoining or lying near each other in Broad Corner, ...click to reveal more of this article
containing together by estimation 11 Acres more or less. LOT II. All those two pieces of good Fen or Marsh Ground adjoining each other, lying in Turf Fen, containing by estimation 16 Acres more or less. LOT III. All that piece of Fen or Marsh Ground lying in Stalload Fen containing by estimation 8 Acres more or less. LOT IV. All that piece of Fen or Marsh Ground lying in New Fen, containing by estimation 8 Acres more or less. LOT V. All that piece of good Fen or Marsh Ground lying in White Fen containing by estimation 4 Acres more or less. LOT VI. All that piece of Fen or Marsh Ground lying in Swallow Ringe, containing by estimation 4 Acres more or less. LOT VII. All that Freehold piece of Arable Land lying in North Field, containing by estimation half an Acre more or less. And all that piece of Freehold Meadow ground lying next the Common, near Pashford, containing by estimation 2 Acres more or less. Further particulars, with Conditions of Sale, may be had of Mr.Fuller at Brandon".
1 November 1786: "To be SOLD by AUCTION by NOAH BAKER on THURSDAY 9th. Instant at LAKENHEATH-HALL in Suffolk. Three remarkably fine MILCH COWS and CALVES, and three ditto near calving; three useful horses; ...click to reveal more of this article
two young sows, some flock sheep and crones, near 50 stone of excellent 2-meal cheese, and some butter; ploughs, harrows and harness; a large barrel churn and a double milk lead; several good brewing tubs, meat ditto, and beer casks; feather beds and bedding, tables and chairs, a neat bureau, two chests of drawers and a beaufet; a large quantity of pewter, a brass kettle, a good gun, a pair of steelyards and a variety of other useful articles in small lots. To be viewed the day before the sale which will begin precisely at Ten o'clock, by a written catalogue to be seen at the Premises and at NOAH BAKER'S in Thetford. N.B. The above cows lately came from Mr.Beeton's other farm at Stetchworth, are of exceeding good size and excellent milchers. The cheese also came from the same farm".
3 January 1787: To be peremptorily SOLD by AUCTION by NOAH BAKER on THURSDAY 4th. of January 1787 precisely at One o'Clock at the BELL at LAKENHEATH in Suffolk A COPYHOLD ESTATE, in LAKENHEATH aforesaid in the following Lots: LOT I. All that commodious, well known and good accustomed Public-house or Inn called the BELL, ...click to reveal more of this article
with the barn, stables and other convenient outbuildings, yard and appurtenances thereto adjoining and belonging, now in the occupation of JOHN HARDING. LOT II. All that piece of exceeding good Fen Ground lying in NEW FEN containing by estimation eleven Acres more or less. LOT III. All that piece of good Fen Ground lying in TURF FEN containing by estimation eight Acres more or less. LOT IV. All that piece of Fen Ground lying in SWALLOW RINGE containing by estimation four Acres more or less. The 2nd., 3rd. and 4th. Lots were lately in the occupation of the said JOHN HARDING. Further particulars and Conditions of Sale may be had of Mr.FULLER of BRANDON.
14 March 1787: On Thursday last died at Brandon, in the 66th. year of his age, Mr.William Curry, sen., formerly a considerable warrener at Lakenheath Lodge.
12 September 1787: The Rev.the Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury has appointed his General Courts to be holden as under: PLACES TIMES PREACHERS Mildenhall Monday, September 24. Rev.Mr.Hayward, Vicar of Lakenheath ................. etc.
7 May 1788: To be SOLD by AUCTION by NOAH BAKER (BY VIRTUE OF A DEED OF SALE) On FRIDAY and SATURDAY next, the 9th. and 10th. Inst. at the BELL in LAKENHEATH in Suffolk, All the Live and Dead Farming Stock, Implements in Husbandry, Carriages for conveying rabbits &c. ...click to reveal more of this article
to London, Crops of Corn and Grass, Household Furniture and other effects late belonging to Mr.THOMAS BRIGGS, of LAKENHEATH aforesaid; consisting of 7 horses and mares, fit for any work, and one foal, 8 fine young milch cows, one heifer and four weaned calves, three sheep and three lambs and one sow with pigs; a parcel of hay, fodder, litter and much about 63 Acres of winter and summer corn and 64 Acres of grass; two waggons, one tumbril, three breast carts and two quarter ditto with harness complete; ploughs, harrows and roll; cart and plough harness; feather beds and bedding, tables and chairs, an eight-day clock, kitchen, dairy and brewing utensils, with many other useful articles. To be viewed the day before the sale by applying to Mr.BENSTEAD of UNDLEY-HALL. Each days sale to begin at Ten o'clock; and Catalogues may be had at the Place of Sale and of Mr.Noah Baker in Thetford. N.B. The Stock and Crops will be sold the first day; and at Seven o'clock in the evening of the same day, the DWELLING HOUSE, (which is replete with every conveniency) and the appurtenances thereto belonging will be SOLD by AUCTION, subject to such conditions of sale as will then and there be produced. For particulars respecting the estate apply to Mr.Fuller, attorney, at Brandon; and Mr.Briggs will shew the premises.
29 June 1791: To Be Sold By Private Contract: "Three eligible farms, well situated, all freehold containing .....540 acres of skirt and marsh land .... called COPLOW and TOWN MOOR ...click to reveal more of this article
in the parishes of Mildenhall and Lakenheath, .... subject to a tenure under the Bedford Corporation, of 35l per annum adjoining Undley high lands and common, capable of great improvement, with house, barns and other buildings, most of them new and in good repair, let to good tenants, most under 10 years lease unexpired, at an annnual rent of 190l and upwards, clear of taxes and outgoings, with about 10 acres of wood and plantations. There is a large quantity of turf on the premises. Enquire of Mr.Dickonson, attorney-at-law in Bury St.Edmunds".
3 August 1791: Thomas Harper, Roger Benstead the elder and Roger Benstead the younger were committed to Bury goal by James Ward, Gent., Coroner for Bury St.Edmunds. [As the murder of Thomas Briggs has been dealt with elsewhere in this history the full newspaper report will not be repeated here.]
17 August 1791: Benstead the elder and Thomas Harper were removed to solitary confinement in Ipswich new goal. The younger Benstead remained at Bury. At the Assizes "Thomas Harper ...click to reveal more of this article
for the wilful murder of Thomas Briggs at Lakenheath, by shooting him with a blunderbuss loaded with bullets on Friday 19th. inst. was capitally convicted and received sentence of death but has since been reprieved. A true bill was found against Roger Benstead the elder and Roger Benstead the younger for the murder of Thomas Briggs before mentioned, but their trial was put off till next Lent assizes".
30 November 1791: To Be Sold By Auction by Noah Baker at the 'Bull Inn' Barton Mills on December 19th. under a Commission of bankrupt against John Foote, ...click to reveal more of this article
six lots of which Lot II consisted of a farmhouse, outbuildings and a farm of 172 acres (129 of which were let to Joseph Flack) and Lot III consisted of a farm of 175 acres (114 of which were let to Messrs.Fuller, Barrett & Wing). Both in a high state of cultivation, with rights of common and situate on the banks of the Little Ouse in Mildenhall and Lakenheath about 2 miles from the London and Norwich roads.
23 May 1792: To Be Sold By Auction in seven lots - Lot I being a freehold messuage with offices, outbuildings, barns and a farm of 207 acres (199 of which were let to Joseph Coates) ...click to reveal more of this article
and Lot II a freehold messuage, etc. and a farm of 154 acres (of which 124 were let to Simon Flack) and Lots III, IV and V which consisted of 13 pieces of freehold land totalling 193 acres let to six different men all situate on the banks of the Little Ouse in Mildenhall and Lakenheath. Lots VI and VII were in Mildenhall.
2 October 1793: "On Thursday last (30 Sept.) died , in very advanced age, Mr.James Burgess, formerly of Undley Hall in the parish of Lakenheath, who had been imprisoned for debt in our (Bury St.Edmunds) goal 17 years and was only released about two months since".
5 February 1794: Notice To Creditors & Debtors: "All persons to whom the late Mr.Edm.Briggs, Stagecoachman ...click to reveal more of this article
from Lynn to Newmarket, stood indebted, are desired to send their accounts to Mrs.Alice Briggs of Lakenheath, Suffolk that they may be discharged; and all persons who stood indebted to the late Mr.Edmund Briggs at the time of his decease are requested to pay the same on or before the 5th.March next to the said Mrs.Alice Briggs, who is duly authorised to receive same. Lakenheath. Feb.3 1794".
21 January 1795: "Upwards of 28l was last week subscribed at Lakenheath for the purchase of flour, to be retailed to the poor at 1s. per stone".
6 May 1795: To Be Sold: "All that brick and tiled building in LAKENHEATH in the county of Suffolk and used as a Methodist Chapel or Meeting House which may be converted into two cottages or tenements. The same is copyhold of the Manor of Lakenheath. Further particulars enquire of Mr.Jenkin, attorney, Bury. Mr.John Young of Mildenhall will show the premises. May 4 1795".
19 August 1795: Notice To Creditors and Debtors: "Whereas Eliz.Gathercole of Lakenheath in the county of Suffolk, widow, has assigned over all her effects to Mr.Geo.Steel of Chimney Mills near Bury St.Edmunds in trust for the equal benefit of himself and other the Creditors of the said Elizabeth Gathercole, Notice is hereby given........". (The notice then follows the form of that on 5.2.1794 except for an addition) "otherwise they will be sued without further notice".
16 March 1796: COPYHOLD ESTATE AT LAKENHEATH Suffolk to be SOLD by AUCTION by R.D.Pitt on Monday 4th.April 1796 at the 'BELL INN' Lakenheath in eleven lots. "50 acres of Fen or Marsh Ground, 28 acres of Hay ground and 27A2R20P of Arable land in Lakenheath aforesaid, copyhold in the tenure of Mr.Anthony Willett who will show the lands. Immediate possession will be given".
28 February 1798: To Be Sold: "A Chesnut gelding, 6 years old, fit for the road or field, master of 16 stone, the property of a gentleman who has had him from the breaking. Also a handsome MULE, very gentle and stands fire well. Enquire of Mr.Allsop, 'Bell Inn', Lakenheath".
1 April 1795: Suffolk Assizes, Bury: "Eagle v. Harrison. This action was brought for a wilful trespass committed by the defendant, as gamekeeper to the Dean & Chapter of Ely at Lakenheath, ...click to reveal more of this article
(after being warned off,) on the plaintiff's grounds in the said parish; when after a short hearing a verdict was given for the plaintiff, with 5s damages and costs". "Eagle v. Robinson. On Saturday last came on to be tried at these assizes, before Mr.Baron Perryn and a special jury, a cause of great importance, wherein Mr.Robert Eagle, owner of a considerable estate in Lakenheath, was plaintiff and Mr.John Robinson, tenant to the lessee of the Dean & Chapter of Ely, of their manor and estate at Lakenheath was defendant, to try the right of the defendant to three sheep-walks, for 900 sheep, over the common fields of Lakenheath; when after a trial of seven hours, and hearing a great number of witnesses for the plaintiff, in order to prove the non-usage for many years past, and the proofs of the Dean & Chapter's right from the year 1566, by a multiplicity of written and other evidence, a verdict was given for the defendant".
3 October 1798: "To Be Sold By Private Contract: The following estates at Lakenheath in Suffolk: 8 ac. old meadow or pasture in Causey Horne in tenure of Wm.Roper.  ...click to reveal more of this article
8 ac. of good Fen or Marsh Ground in Swallow Ringe in tenure of John Gathercole. "The above lots are Freehold, a rare thing to be met with in the parish". "Also all that excellent and improveable Piece of Copyhold Fen or Marsh Ground in the Grime, near the town and adjoining the High Lands containing ...... 16 acres ...... in the tenure of Wm.Curry". "Further particulars may be had of Mr.Fuller, attorney, at Brandon .........".
25 June 1806: "LAKENHEATH. To be SOLD by AUCTION by Mr.GRAHAM on Monday 30th. day of June instant at the BULL INN in LAKENHEATH aforesaid between the hours of Five and Six in the evening, ...click to reveal more of this article
(subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall then and there be produced), the following Lots, situate in Lakenheath aforesaid, viz. Lot 1. Eight Acres (more or less) in a certain Fen called New Fen. Lot 2. Ten Acres (more or less) in a certain Fen called the Grime. Lot 3. Nine Acres and Three Roods (more or less) in a certain Fen called Calledge or North Fen. Lot 4. Four Acres (more or less) in Rush Fen. Lot 5. A Messuage divided into two Tenements, situate in the town of Lakenheath aforesaid, with the yards, gardens, outbuildings, close of pasture adjoining and other appurtenances. The whole of the aforesaid premises are Copyhold of the Manor of Lakenheath. The first 4 Lots are in the tenure of the proprietor, Mr.John Rolfe and the last lot is in the occupation of Mathhew Aves and John Docking. For further particulars apply to Mr.John Rolfe at Lakenheath aforesaid; or to Messrs. Archer and Evans, solicitors, at their offices at Ely and Mildenhall. 6 June 1806".
30 July 1806: "INSOLVENT DEBTORS. FIRST NOTICE. We, CHARLES MORLEY, late of Lakenheath, in the county of Suffolk, Waterman; and WILLIAM SHOTTER RICKWARD, sued by the name of William Rickward ...click to reveal more of this article
, formerly of Somers' Town in the county of Middlesex, and late of the parish of St. Mary, Newmarket in the county of Suffolk, Veterinary Surgeon, now confined in his Majesty's Goal in and for the Liberty of Bury St.Edmunds and county of Suffolk and not being charged in custody on the first day of February 1806, with any debt or debts, sum or sums of money which did not in the whole, on the said first day of February 1806 or at any times, or times since, amount to a greater sum than 1500l, do hereby give this public Notice that we intend to take the benefit of an Act, passed in the 46th. year of his present Majesty's reign, intitled: "An Act for the Relief of Certain Insolvent Debtors" at the next General Quarter Session, or General Session of the Peace, which shall happen next after twenty-one days from the publication of our first Notice in the London Gazette, And we do hereby give Notice that true and perfect schedules containing discoveries of all our real and personal estates hereafter to be sworn to, are now ready to be delivered to any Creditors applying for the same, in manner as by the said Act is directed to the Keeper or Goaler, or his Deputies of the said Prison. WILLIAM SHOTTER RICKWARD CHARLES MORLEY Witness, JOHN ORRIDGE, Goaler, Bury St.Edmunds".
24 September 1806: "A CAUTION. WHEREAS my Wife, VIRTUE MORLEY, (late CARMAN,) did on the 11th.Inst. abscond from and leave me her husband, I do hereby give Notice that from the date hereof I will not pay or be in any wise accountable for any debt or debts she may contract. CHRISTOPHER MORLEY, jun. Lakenheath, Suffolk. September 24, 1806".
20 May 1807: "To be SOLD. (A property in West Row) And also all that Copyhold Messuage or Tenement in LAKENHEATH with the stable, yard and a good garden adjoining now in the occupation of William Bailey, worth at least 7l.7s. per annum. Further particulars may be had of Mr.Isaacson, Attorney at Mildenhall or Mr.Fuller, Attorney at Brandon".
1 July 1807: "To be SOLD by AUCTION by GEORGE YOUNG at the BELL INN,  ...click to reveal more of this article
at LAKENHEATH in Suffolk, on MONDAY the 13th. of July 1807 at Four in the Afternoon, a valuable ESTATE in LAKENHEATH aforesaid, in the following Lots, Lot I. All that Copyhold Messuage or Tenement with the stable, outhouses, yards and gardens adjoining, now in the occupations of John Hardy, Charles Morley and others at the yearly rental of 9l.19s.6d. Lot II. All that Freehold piece of excellent Marsh or Hay Ground, in the Callidge, containing by estimation 4 Acres (more or less) now in the occupation of Robert Gathercole. Lot III. All that Copyhold piece of exceeding good Marsh or Hay Ground adjoining the second Lot containing by estimation 4 Acres (more or less) now in the occupation of John Hardy. Lot IV. All that Copyhold piece of good Marsh Ground in the Craggs containing by estimation 4 Acres (more or less) now in the occupation of Thos.Payne. Further particulars may be had of Mr.Fuller, Attorney at Brandon".
22 March 1809: March 20 1809 NORWICH INSURANCE OFFICE. Notice by the above including information that John Smith was their Agent for Lakenheath.
5 April 1809: "To be SOLD by AUCTION by CATTERSON and TURNER On Saturday the 17th.day of April 1809 Part of the Farming Live and Dead Stock of Mr.JOHN ROBINSON at Lakenheath in the county of Suffolk ...click to reveal more of this article
; consisting of about 13 useful working horses and mares, 4 of the mares are in foal; some colts; about 17 springing heifers and 20 (?) three-year old steers, 3 six-inch wheel fen waggons, 1 tumbril, 2 pair of iron teeth harrows, 2 ditto with wooden teeth, 2 fen ploughs complete, chaff box, corn screen and sundry lots of cart and plough harness and other useful articles in the farming line. N.B. Six months credit will be given if required on approved security by joint notes if the sum amounts to 5l. The sale will begin at Eleven o'clock".
26 April 1809: "NOTICE to CREDITORS. The Creditors of ANTHONY WILLETT of Lakenheath in the county of Suffolk, farmer, are requested to meet at the Bell Inn, Mildenhall on Friday the 5th.day of May next at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon, to take into consideration the state of his affairs, and to adopt the best means for the payment of their respective debts. Dated the 22nd. day of April, 1809. By Order, WM.ISAACSON, Solicitor".
1 November 1809: "DEBTORS AND CREDITORS: All persons who have any Demands against Mr.Anthony Willett of Lakenheath are requested immediately to send in their accounts to Messrs.Isaacson, Solicitors, Mildenhall .............................. 28 Oct. 1809."
27 December 1809: "Notice is hereby given That all Persons who have any legal demands against ANTHONY WILLETT of Lakenheath in the county of Suffolk, may receive fifteen shillings in the pound upon their respective debts by applying at the offices of Messrs. ............. 23 Dec. 1809." [See 1.11.09].
1 November 1811: "All persons to whom the late ISAAC PLACE of Lakenheath .............. accounts to John Trudget" ............etc. [Debtors & Creditors notice]
1 April 1812: Notice by Norwich Insurance Office of 17.3.1812 naming various officials and agents for the Company including John Smith of Lakenheath.
1 April 1812: "HUNDRED OF THINGOE ASSOCIATION for prosecuting FELONS, etc.: Notice is hereby given, that the Annual Meeting will be held at the 'Six Bells Inn' in Bury St.Edmunds on Wednesday the 8th. day of April next, at Two O'clock in the afternoon, when and where the subscribers are requested to attend ............", etc. Committee members and subscribers are listed and the latter include, at Lakenheath, Mr.John Shillito.
15 April 1812: "To be SOLD by AUCTION by JOSEPH BRECKLES on Monday 27th. day of April 1812 at the 'Bell Inn' Lakenheath, Suffolk precisely at Four o'clock in the afternoon, subject to such conditions of sale as will then be produced, in LOTS: Lot 1. A Copyhold Cottage ...click to reveal more of this article
 or Tenement in excellent repair situate in the central part of Lakenheath, Suffolk with yards and garden thereto belonging, now in the occupation of Mr.John Snare with a valuable common right belonging to the same over the very extensive Commons of Lakenheath aforesaid. Lot 2. A Copyhold Cottage or Tenement situate near the above, with yards and garden thereto belonging now in the occupation of James Morley (?). Possession may be had by Michaelmas next and further particulars known by applying to Mr.F.Snare or Mr.Smythe, conveyancer-at-law, both of Brandon".
16 September 1812: "PARISH OF LAKENHEATH. Notice is hereby given, That Application is intended to be made to the Honourable the House of Comons  ...click to reveal more of this article
in the next Session of Parliament, for leave to bring in a Bill or Bills for dividing, allotting, inclosing and laying in severality the open and common fields, meadows, pastures, warrens, commonable lands and waste grounds within the parish of Lakenheath, in the county of Suffolk, under such regulations as may be thought necessary. Dated this 10th. day of September 1812."
23 September 1812: "Valuable Norfolk and Suffolk Estates: On Tuesday 20th. day of October next, precisely at One o'clock, at Garraways Coffee House, Cornhill, London (unless sooner disposed of by private contract) The undermentioned most valuable and improvable ESTATES in Norfolk and Suffolk, viz. The Lordship and Manor of Undley ...click to reveal more of this article
in the county of Suffolk with the rights, royalties, members and appurtenances thereto belonging. Also two highly cultivated Farms, the one called Undley Hall Farm with unlimited rights of sheep-walk thereto belonging over upwards of 300 acres of excellent common land together with two farm houses and requisite barns, stables and other buildings now in the occupation of Mathew Waddelow containing by estimation 788A1R5P." [The second estate was in Hockwold/Feltwell, Norfolk] "Also two good Farm houses and requisite buildings and several pieces of arable, pasture and Marsh land in the occupation of Mathew Taylor in Lakenheath, Suffolk containing by estimation 157A0R20P". [Also farm houses and land in Brandon and land in Mildenhall] "The several tenants will show the premises and for further particulars and conditions of sale enquire of Mr.John Dagmore, Swaffham ...........", etc.
12 May 1813: The Undley Estate was again offered for sale by private contract.
18 August 1813: "TO BE SOLD OR LET with Possession at Michaelmas next, A Capital Freehold and Tithe-free Fen Farm situate in the parish of Lakenheath, in the county of Suffolk, containing upwards of 200 Acres of arable and pasture land, in a high state of cultivation, screened by plantations with an excellent farm house, barn, stables and necessary offices in good repair. Part of the purchase money may remain secured to the Estate if required. For particulars apply, if by letter post paid, to Mr.Weatherby, solicitor, Newmarket".
10 November 1813: "To be SOLD by AUCTION by Mr.Culley at the 'Bell Inn' Lakenheath on Monday November 22nd. 1813 at One o'clock in the afternoon: TWO FARM HOUSES and about 157 acres of good arable, pasture, meadow and fen land in Lakenheath, divided into 39 (?) Lots." [Also land in Mildenhall] "Printed particulars may be had at the place of sale, Messrs.Isaacson, solicitors Mildenhall ...........", etc.
29 December 1813: "In the Court of Chancery, Robinson and others against Newdick and others.  ...click to reveal more of this article
This important and long-depending cause was held before the Master of the Rolls on the 13th. and 15th. inst. The plaintiffs as lessees of the Dean & Chapter of Ely, by their Bill, prayed an account of tithe corn, wool and lamb arising from the fen in Lakenheath in Suffolk occupied by the defendants. The defendants set up pleas of exemption, of non decimandi, unity of possession, a prescription, and that the lands were part of one of the larger monasteries; none of which could be established. On which the Court decreed the defendants to account for their tithes with costs. By this decision the Plaintiffs have recovered the tithe corn, wool and lamb, of between 5 and 6000 acres of land in that parish. But we are authorised to state that the cause will be reheard before the Lord Chancellor, therefore it cannot be said to be finally determined before his decision thereon".
16 October 1816: "At LAKENHEATH, SUFFOLK To be SOLD by AUCTION By Joseph Breckles on Saturday, October 26th. 1816 on the premises of Mr.WILLIAM DRAKE The Live and Dead Farming Stock, Implements in husbandry, sundry Household Furniture and Effects comprising 8 milch cows, 2 three-year old heifers, bull, bay cart mare rising 5 years old, ditto gelding 5 years old, road waggon, tumbrils, quarter-cart, ploughs, harrows, cart and plough harness and various effects. Particulars in catalogues to be had at the Public Houses in the neighbourhood, place of sale and of the Auctioneer, 'Griffin Inn', Bury".
23 October 1816: Notice altering day of above sale to Saturday, November 2nd. 1816.
27 March 1822: "The Rev.Mr.Butt of Lakenheath has lowered the rents of his glebe lands 25 and 30 per cent".
26 June 1822: "To be SOLD by AUCTION by JOHN ROLFE At the Bull Inn, Lakenheath, Suffolk on Tuesday the 9th.day of July next, between the hours of Four and Six o'clock in the Afternoon, (subject to such Conditions of Sale as will then be produced), The following FREEHOLD and COPYHOLD ESTATES: Lot 1. Eight Acres in Stalload, called the Gusset Piece ...click to reveal more of this article
, abutting on the Droveway North and West, and South and East on land of Mr.John Taylor and now in the occupation of Mr.John Rolfe, jun. Lot 2. Eight Acres in New Fen, abutting on the Bank East, the Droveway West and South on land in the occupation of Mr.John Rolfe, jun. Lot 3. Eight Acres, more or less, in Stalload aforesaid being the nearest Piece to Lakenheath Town and now in the occupation of Mr.John Rolfe, jun. Lot 4. Four Acres of excellent Pasture Ground in North Fen abutting East on Land of Mr.Merton, North and West on Land of Mr.Howard and South on Land of Mr.Hensby. Lot 5. Six Acres, called the Clay Pit Piece being the most superior Pasture Ground, lying near Lakenheath Town. N.B. The above are moderately assessed to the Land-tax and the Copyhold parts subject to small Quit-rents. Possession of the above Lots may be had on the 11th. day of October next. On the same Evening will be Sold a STACK of excellent HAY of the growth of 1821, containing about 7 tons; also the Growing Crops of Grass on Lots 4 and 5. For further particulars apply to Messrs. Isaacsons and Son, solicitors, Mildenhall and Newmarket or to John Rolfe, auctioneer and appraiser, Mildenhall".
R.Silverlock. Oct. 1999.
 

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