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Below are some News items from the Archives, some come from the Cambridge Collection (this is just a selection of the Carlton news stories they have on microfilm):


Auction - The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 24 May 1794 (p4)

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. - To be SOLD by AUCTION on Wednesday the 11th day of June next, at the Rose at Cambridge, A FARM, at CARLTON in Cambridgefhire. Confifting of a Farm-Houfe and other convenient buildings, and about one hundred acres of Arable, Meadow and Pafture Land, eight acres whereof are Tithe free, and in the occupation of Giles Pettitt, without leafe. The tenant will fhew the premises. For further particulars enquire of Mr. Le Grice, attorney, Bury ; Mr. Gee, attorney, Cambridge ; or Mr. Squire, attorney, Ipfwich.

Carlton Inclosure - The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 25 Aug 1798 (p1)

CARLTON INCLOSURE. - Notice is hereby given, That a petition will be prefented to the Honourable the Houfe of Commons in the next feffion of Parliament, for leave to bring in a Bill for dividing, allotting, inclofing, exchanging, exonerating from tythes, and otherwife regulating and improving all the common fields, common meadows, common paftures, and other commonable lands and wafte grounds in the parifh of Carlton cum Willingham, in the county of Cambridge.

Wm Nash, Solicitor, ROYSTON, 11th August, 1798.

Click here for the actual inclosure notice of 1799 detailing the roadways.

Death of Mrs. Fuller - Bury and Norwich Post, 3 August 1803.

Yesterday se'nnight died Mr.s Fuller, widow of Osborn Fuller, Esq. of Carlton.

Death of William Carr - Bury and Norwich Post, 15 May 1805

Same day (Wednesday last) died, aged 58, Mr.William Carr, farmer, of Carlton.

Marriage - Bury and Norwich Post, 7 May 1806

Same day (Thursday last) John Rabett, Esq. of Carlton was married to Mrs. Mayhew. Note: This might not be referring to Carlton in Cambridgeshire.

Marriage - Bury and Norwich Post, 12 November 1806

Same day (Thursday last) Mr. Joseph Long, of Carlton-hall, Cambridgeshire, was married to Miss Fincham, of Mildenhall.

Creditors of Hanslip Long - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 01 January 1813

Pursuant to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, bearing date the 12th. day of December 1810, made in a cause wherein William Nice and Tabitha his wife (on behalf of themselves and all other creditors of Hanslip Long, formerly of King;s Lynn, in the county of Norfolk, farmer, and afterwards of Carlton, in the county of Cambridge,) are plaintiffs, and John Kirkby and others are defendants, the CREDITORS of the said HANSLIP LONG, under and by virtue of a certain Assignment or Deed of Trust, bearing date the 15th day of January 1803, made by the said Hanslip Long to the defendants John Kirkby and Joseph Long, in trust for his Creditors, are forthwith to come in and prove their debts before FRANCIS PAUL STRATFORD, Esquire, one of the Masters of 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.

Sale at Lopham's Hall - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 22 September 1815

Capital dairy of remarkably fine DERBYSHIRE COWS, FARMING HORSES, SHEEP, SWINE, &c.

Lopham's Hall, Carlton, near Thurlow, SUFFOLK


Upon the premises, on Friday the 29th of September, 1815;

The much-admired DAIRY of Derbyshire Cows, Dairy Utensils, some Articles of Household Furniture, valuable Farming Horses, and other effects of Mr. THOMAS SMOOTHY, of Lopham's Hall, who quits his farm next Michaelmas: comprising 11 remarkably handsome Suffolk cows, and a fine 2-year-old bull; 2 sows one with eleven and the other with thirteen pigs; 4 strong shoats; 40 fat sheep; 7 useful cart mares and geldings, one with a foal; large barrel churn, double-leaded and wainscot milk trays, milk pails, cheese press, and other dairy requisites; several sound and sweet iron-bound beer casks, strong harvest table and form, diping table, boilers, coasting jack, crane, and sundry other effects.

Sale will begin at eleven o'clock.

Game keeper's certificates - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 22 September 1815

County of Cambridgeshire. An alphabetical list of perrsons who have obtained Gamekeeper's certificates, at the rate of £3. 13s. 6d. each, for 1815.

Gamekeepers names: Willis, Wm., Name of manor or Royalty: Carlton cum Willingham, By whom appointed: Thomas Brand, Esq.

Sacks stolen - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 03 May 1816

At the quarter sessions for this county, on Friday last, James Reeve, for stealing three sacks from Carlton, was sentenced to be imprisoned six months.

Website Note: It is tricky to tell if this item refers to this Carlton, or another place with the same name.

Game License - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 25 October 1816

County of Cambridge.

Continuation of the list of persons to whom killing game have been granted, for the year, 1816.

... Boldero Rev. Wm. of Carlton, clerk. ... Long, Joseph, of Carlton. ...

Reward for finding dog - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 14 November 1817


Lost on the 21st of October, in the fields near Carlton Grange, a YOUNG BLACK GREYHOUND BITCH, with white on her chest, and her tail dipped with white, answers to the name of SUKEY. When lost, she was seen to run from the Hatchet and Saw, at Carlton, towards Willingham Green or Weston. She had that day lost a claw in running.

Whoever will bring the said Bitch to the Crown Inn, Great Thurlow, Suffolk, shall receive the above Reward; and any person known to detain her after this public notice, will be prosecuted.

Game Certificate - 10 September 1819 - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal

Game Lists. County of Cambridge. Persons who have obtained Game Certificates, from the 6th of September, 1819. List 1. - General Certificates at £3. 13s. 6d. each. ... Nash Swan, Carlton; ...

Similarly in 1818.

Auction - The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 27 March 1818 (p2)

(Also in The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal on the 3rd April 1818)

CARLTON, Cambridgeshire. - To be SOLD by AUCTION, By William BIGGS.

On Wednesday, April 8th, 1818, and following day, on the premises. All the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, FARMING STOCK, and IMPLEMENTS, Brewing and Dairy Utensils, valuable STOCK in TRADE, Working Tools, and other Effects, of Mr Wm. MALING, carpenter, deceased.

The Furniture comprises four post bedsteads and hangings, feather-beds and bedding, mahogany tables and chairs, oak and rim ditto, bureaus, chests of drawers, cupboards, looking glasses in gilt and common frame, an eight day clock, two watches, silver table and tea spoons, two fowling pieces, quantity of pewter and earthenware, copper and other culinary articles; hogshead brewing copper, mash and guile tubs, 16 excellent beer casks from 1 to 3 hogsheads, &c, &c.

The Farming Stock comprises a 3 year old filly, 2 mares, aged ; 2 handsome Suffolk cows, in profit ; road waggon, harvest ditto, timber carriage, 3 tumbril carts, 1 water ditto, a tax'd cart and harness, ploughs and harrows, ridge and stetch rolls, 2 wheelbarrows, clover frame, 3 tons of Meadow Hay, 4 loads of Wheat and Oat Straw, 16 bushels of Malt, quantity of cheese, sacks, harness, &c., &c.

The Stock in Trade consists of a variety of useful scantlings, round timber, quantity of fellies, 12 tran of spokes, 2000 feet of very superior 3/4 inch elm and other boards, well seasoned and extra width ; 500 feet of inch ditto, 400 feet of planks, quantity of prepared joiner's work in floor boards, framed and ledged doors and shutters, chimney pieces, &c. ; variety of ironmongery, in nails, screws, hinges, locks, bolts, coffin furniture, &c.; quantity of sweet oil, linseed and neat's foot ditto, spirits of wine, turpentine, vitriol, drugs and colours ; a large assortment of carpenter's tools, benches, turning lathe, grindstone, double and treble blocks, with brass sheaves, &c., &c, &c.

May be viewed two days previous to the sales. Catalogues may be obtained at the public-houses in the neighbourhood, or on the premises, and of the Auctioneer, Linton.

The Furniture and Brewing Utensils will be sold on the first day, - On account of the large number of lots, the sale will commence each day precisely at Ten.

Auction - The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 3rd April 1818


With Immediate Possession.



On Wednesday, April 8th, 1818 at the Axe and Saw public-house, CARLTON, Cambridgeshire, precisely at six in the evening, in one lot:

A substantial and roomy DWELLING-HOUSE, containing every necessary requisite for a family; with TWO COTTAGES, Brewhouse and Dairy, Outhouses, and Carpenter's Shop detached; a Farm Yard, with large barn, stable, cart lodge, hay case, cow house, and piggery. Also a newly erected MALTING-OFFICE, capable of making 30 Quarters in eight days, with suitable barley and malt chambers and shop, and Nine Acres of extremely rich ARABLE and PASTURE LAND, immediately contiguous ; the whole forming a truly desirable Residence situate in the parish of Carlton, Cambridgeshire, and last in the occupation of the proprietor, Mr. William Maling, carpenter, deceased.

The situation is central, between the market-towns of Newmarket, Haverhill, and Linton. - The homestead, bards, cottages, &c. and Four Acres of Land are Copyhold ; the malting-Office and Five Acres of Land, Freehold and Tithe-free.

The estate may be viewed at any time previous to the sale, and further particulars known by applying to Messrs. George Turner and Charles Edrup, on the premises, or to William Biggs, auctioneer and surveyor, Linton.

Married - Miss Long - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 08 May 1818

A few days since, Mr Ralph, of Luton, to Miss Long, daughter of Mr. Wm. Long, of Carlton, in this county.

Death of Wm. Maling - The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal (and Huntingdon Gazette), 29 May 1818 (p3)

NOTICE to DEBTORS and CREDITORS. - All persons who stand indebted to Mr Wm. MALING, carpenter of Carlton Green, Cambridgeshire, at the time of his decease, are requested to pay the respective amounts to Mr George Turner of Weston Colville, or Mr Charles Edrupt, of Carlton aforesaid, on or before the 25th day of June next, or they will be sued for the same ; and all persons to whom the said William Maling was indebted, are desired to send in an account of their several demands, on or before the said 25th day of June, or they will be excluded from any benefit arising from his estate and effects.

Dated this 20th day of May 1818. George Turner & Charles Edrupt, Executors of William Maling.

Death by falling gate - The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, Friday, 1 June 1821 (p3)

On the 25th day uit. an inquest was held at Carlton, before the same coroner [William Parr Isaacson], on view of the body of Thomas Rivet, a child four years old, who was killed by a gate or lift falling upon his body. - Verdict, accidental death.

Sale at Lopham's Hall - Bury and Norwich Post, 13 February 1822

EXCELLENT SUFFOLK MILCH COWS Remarkably fine strong true-bred Suffolk Chesnut Cart Mares and Geldings, A three year old colt, And a very fine chesnut horse foal, CORN, HAY, FURNITURE, &c. Lophams's Hall, Carlton, Cambridgeshire, TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mesrs, ISAACSON, (Under a Distress for Rent) on Thursday, February 21, 1822, and following Day,

The valuable and deservedly admired Team of true bred Suffolk Horses and valuable Dairy of Cows, Agricultural Implements, Threshed and Unthreashed Corn, Hay, Stover, &c; likewise the whole of the neat Household Furniture, &c. Plate, Linen, China, Glass, and Earthenware, Dairy and Brewing Utensils, &c. &c.

The Stock and Agricultural Implements comprise 9 capital Suffolk horses, a 5-year-old colt and a fine foal, excellent dairy of 9 cows, a quantity of remarkably fine swine and poultry, 3 strong waggons, 5 tumbrils, turnip cart, water cart, gig and harness, donkey cart and harness, 4 Ransome's ploughs, ploughs, harrows, rolls, cart and plough harness, portable 3-horse power threshing machine, drill machine, dressing machine, and other barn implements; about 80 tons (in 5 stacks) of excellent hay and clover stover, well got up and in good condition; 3 stacks of wheat, the produce of about 20 Acres; 4 stacks of oats, the produce of about 40 Acres; part of a stack of barley, ditto seed clover, and pease, and about 200 bushels of potatoes.

The Household Furniture, &c. consists of good sacken-bottom bedsteads with morine, dimity, and other hangings, excellent featherbeds, bolsters, and pillow, blankets, mattresses, quilts, and table linen; mahogany dining, pillar, card, and Pembroke tables, mahogany chairs with hair seats and brass nails, kitchen and chamber chairs, pier and dressing glasses, wardrobe, chest of drawers, capital clock in a handsome japanned case, fine-toned piano-forte, a quantity of glass and earthenware, beer casks, mash and wort tubs, boilers, saucepans, kettles, and every culinary requisite; and the Dairy replete with double-leaded milk trays, barrel churns, keelers, &c. &c; as will be seen in Catalogues to be had at the Rose, Walden; Crown, Chesterford; Lion, Linton; Eagle and Red Lion, Cambridge; Bell Inn, Bury; Cock, Thurlow; Place of Sale ; and of the Auctioneers, Moulton; and at their Offices, Clare and Newmarket.

First Day;s Sale - Stock, Agricultural Implements, Dairy and Brewing Utensils, Beer Casks, &c. - Last day - Furniture. Each Day's Sale begins at Ten o'clock.

Married - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 01 March 1822

On the same day [Tuesday last], at Carlton, in this county, Mr. Robert Paul, of Saffron Walden, Essex, to Miss Maria Wedd, third daughter of the late Benjamin Wedd, Esq. of Foulmire.

Donations to Ireland - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 31 May 1822

Distress in Ireland



Rev. W. Boldero, Carlton ... £5 0s. 0d.


Population Returns - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 13 December 1822

Population Returns of the County of Cambridge, 1821

From the abstracts printed by order of the House of Commons.

Carlton cum Willingham, Males 186, Females 177, Total 363

Auction of Carlton Hall - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 13 December 1822


Horses, beautiful Young YORKSHIRE COWS, neat HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Implements and other Effects, CARLTON HALL, near NEWMARKET.


Upon the premises, on THURSDAY, the 12th of February, 1824, and following day, under distress for rent;

All the capital FARMING HORSES, superior DAIRY of Yorkshire COWS, Implements, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, &c. the property of Mr Joseph Long, of Carlton Hall aforesaid.

The STOCK comprises 13 powerful cart mares and geldings, brown cart colt rising 2 years old, bay filly by Flamingo, rising 2 years old, and black cart foal ; 8 very handsome young Yorkshire milch cows well timed in calf, capital fat heifer, fat stag, yearling steer, and suckerel calf ; 3 very fine in-pig sows, 2 remarkably handsome boars, 16 store pigs, 2 ... hogs, and a great quantity of poultry ; 6-inch-wheel road waggon, 3 tumrills, drill machine, dressing do., mole plough and chain, pasture roll, 4-horse-power threshing machine, 2 neat taxed carts, set of gig harness, ploughs, harrows, rolls, cart and plough harness, waggon ropes, swathe rakes, forks, rakes, hoes, &c. &c. ; capital pointer.

The FURNITURE consists of 4-post, tent and stump bedsteads, with chintz and other hangings, capital bordered feather beds, bolsters, and pillows, blankets, quilts, and counterpanes ; mahogany and walnut tree chests of drawers, set of mahogany dining tables with circular ends, 6 mahogany chairs inlaid and 2 elbows to correspond, Windsor and chamber chairs, dressing tables, looking glasses, Scotch carpet, capital kitchen dial in mahogany case ; good double barrel gun by Nock; 2 flutes, one with additional keys, sundry music and books ; an excellent blue and white dinner service ; also a large quantity of plates, linen, china, glass, and earthenware ; all the dairy and brewing utensils, kitchen and culinary articles &c. &c., full particulars of which will appear in catalogues, to be had at the Red Lion, Cambridge and Linton, Rose and Crown, Walden and Haverhill, One Bell, Bury and Mildenhall; of Mr. R.F.Isaacson, auctioneer, &c. Chesterford ; and of the auctioneers, Moulton, or at their offices, Newmarket and Clare.

The Furniture and in-door Effects will be sold on the First Day ; the Stock and out-door Effects on the Second Day.

Sale will begin at eleven o'clock each day.

Debtors of Joseph Long - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 12 March 1824


ALL persons indebted to Mr. JOSEPH LONG, of Carlton Hall, in the county of Cambridge, are desired to pay their respective debts immediately, either to Mr. Philip DANBY, of Bradley, or Mr. Robert ISAACSON, of Moulton, both in the county of Suffolk, who are duly authorised to receive the same. And all persons to whom the said JOSEPH LONG stands indebted, are requested to meet the said P.DANBY and R.ISAACSON, at the Rutland Arms Inn, Newmarket, on Tuesday, March 23d, 1824, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, when a statement of his affairs will be laid before then, and a First and Final Dividend paid upon their respective debts. Dates Moulton, March 8, 1824

Death by flood - The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, Friday, 21 May 1824 (p3)

On Monday last, an inquest was held before the same coroner [William Parr Isaacson, Esq., coroner for this county], at Carlton, on view of the body of Thomas Jaggard, a carrier, who on returning from Cambridge with his horse and cart, on the Saturday evening previous, was overturned at a place called Rayner's Bridge which had been overflowed by the late rains. By the force and rapidity of the current his horse and cart were carried half a mile, and his body a mile from the spot where he fell, and two other persons nearly lost their lives at the same place. The jury returned their verdict "that in consequence of the imperfect and dangerous state of the road leading from Brinkley to Carlton, at a place called Rayner's Bridge, the said Thomas Jaggard was overturned and accidentally drowned."

Rev. Boldero v. Carlton - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 23 July 1824


This was an appeal made by the Rev. W. Boldero, Rector of Carlton, against being rated for the poor's rate upon a certain sum of money which by Act of Parliament the parish of Carlton had agreed to pay the rector in lieu if his tithes. - Mr. Hunt and Mr. Pryme were counsel for the appellant, and Mr. Nolan, the Welsh Judge, was specially retained, with Mr. Robinson, for the respondents.

Mr. Hunt said this was the third time that Mr. Boldero had been brought into court upon this cause, and he could not avoid considering it a case of great severity on his client. The question was, whether the property be rateable ; and he contended that, by the wording of the Act of Parliament, it was not. The Act, which had been obtained fo rthe purpose of giving the clergyman a certain yearly rent in lieu of tithes, stated, that from its enactment all tithes in Carlton cum Willingham should cease and be extinguished, and that certain sums of money should be paid in lieu thereof, which were to be awarded on a given scale upon the produce of the land. And it further provided, that the commissioners appointed should ascertain according to the given scale, the valuation which should be charged upon the estates as a yearly rent, instead of the tithes. A clause in the Act also gave the rector the power, in case his rents should be in arrear, to have recourse to such means as are provided for the recovery of rent. From the time of the passing of this Act of Parliament, the learned gent. contended, that Mr. Boldero became a landholder, and if he were a landholder, he was clearly not rateable, for in that case the same property would be rated twice. He should be able to prove, that when the commissioners awarded the sum to the rector under the Act, they had deducted the amount of the poor's-rate, formerly payable when the tithes were taken in kind ; and to call for that rate now, was to call for that which, by agreement, had been already paid. For fourteen or fifteen years the parish had not called upon the rector for any rate upon this composition, though they had rated him for the allotment not subject to this agreement, It was not an indulgence which they had granted him, it was his right. The Act of Parliament, throughout all its clauses, considered this money to be paid to the rector as rent, and if the Court were of opinion his client should be considered as a landholder, then he was not rateable. After citing numerous cases in support of his argument, the learned gent. said, these were facts which no eloquence on the part of this learned friend, no silk gown, could reason away ; and he felt so well supported y the cases, that it was impossible for any eloquence to confute them. - Mr. Hunt then entered in a long argument, to prove the legality of calling a witness to show that the claim had not been brought against the rector for fourteen years, and concluded by calling on the Court to recollect that, though his learned friend filled the situation of a judge, in the present instance he only acted as counsel, and that it was his duty now to assist his client at all events; he hoped, therefore, they would not now alter the decision which they had arrived at seven years previous, but, by quashing the order, do an act of justice to his respectable and persecuted client.

Mr. PRYME tendered the evidence of Mr. Wedge, a commissioner under the Act, to prove whether the calculations made for the allowance to the rector had been settled without allowing for the poor's-rate ; and what had been the award under the Act.

Mr. NOLAN opposed the receiving of such evidence. If it were the object of his learned friends to call a witness to explain the intention in which the Act of Parliament was frames, it would be making him an interpreter of the Act and such was never attempted in any court before. The intentions of parties must stand or fall by the words of the party, and much more so ought it to be the case in an Act of Parliament. Would even a member of the committee on the bill be allowed to explain the meaning of the legislature? and if not, why should they have the interpretation of a person, which should have had no more to do with the passing of the bill than any gentleman in court? The words of the Act must be taken as its own interpretation. He understood this evidence had been admitted on a format occasion - upon what ground he knew not - but, if the case was then precisely the same as at present, instead of regretting (as his learned friend Mr. Pryme had done) that no authorised reports were taken of proceedings in quarter sessions, he must say, that it was a most fortunate circumstance, such an illegal precedent was not upon the records of the court.

After hearing arguments on the point in question from Mr. Roinson, Mr. Hunt, and Mr. Pryme, the Court withdrew, and after some consultation decided that the evidence of Mr. Wedge ould not be admitted.

Mr. PRYME said, as he was thus shut from calling evidence, he must confine his observations to points of law. The witness he intended to have called would have proved that the rector had not been rated from the year 1800, when the Act was passed, up to the present time; with the exception of two attempts made by the parish, both of which rates were afterwards quashed by the sessions. Thus there was the usage if twenty-four years in favour of his client, and usage for that length of time, in many cases, became law. It appeared to be the intention of the legislature to substitute an annual rent instead of the tithes. It was said on the other side that this annual rent should be rated because received in lieu of something which was previously rateable, But the Act had contemplated that this should not be the case, for it was an Act purporting to be for extinguishing the tithes in the parish altogether, and the commissioners had the means of seeing how this new arrangement would affect the poor's rate. If this rent, received by the rector, was rated, he would, in fact, be paying for that which had been already rated. in all cases in which tithes were received, the land was placed in exactly the same situation as if it only produced nine-tenths of the whole produce, and was rated accordingly ; the clergyman being bound to pay the rate for the remaining tenth. But in the present case, the property of the occupier produced to him the full value of the land, and Mr. Boldero was not entitled to any part of it. The occupier must now pay according to the whole produce of his estate, instead of only nine-tenths, as formerly. The remuneration had been given the clergyman by the Act in lieu of tithes, and if the occupier was rated for the full value of his land, and the rector for that portion which he received as a composition for his tithes, it was evident that the rate would be twice levied.

Mr. NOLAN said that if he possessed the powers of eloquence attributed to him by his learned friend, Mr. Hunt, he would not have used them in the present case, which was one of dry law; but should confine himself to the construction of the Act of Parliament. One point must be admitted ; that antecedent to the passing of the Act, the clergyman was rateable for his tithes. The question, therefore, now before them was, whether there was anything to be found in this Act which took away the burden from the rector and placed it upon the parish - not only on those with whom the agreement was made, but on those who could not have been parties to the agreement. If the Act in express terms did this, the Court were bound to give it efficacy. But if not, they were to consider what the meaning of the Act was, and give it that true and just interpretation which similar Acts of Parliament had received in that place. His learned friend had referred to usage, and that, usage of twenty-four years standing. But the Court should recollect, that there might be many reasons to induce a parish to forbear from insisting on rights at one time, which might not exist at another ; and that they should have done so for so long a period, was to him a matter of surprise. But with the is the Court had nothing to do. The question was, what is the interpretation of this Act in a fair legal construction ? The object of the Act was to give the clergyman a composition for tithes in kind. It was merely to commute the right the clergyman had of taking tithes in kind, into a fixed annual revenue. Was it the object of the legislature to take that burden from him to which he as liable before ? No such thing. They left the tenant to pay the same rate, and the clergyman the same rate as before. His learned friend, Mr. Pryme, had said, that the object of the Act was to extinguish the tithes ; but that was a mistaken idea, for it was only to extinguish particular ones: Easter-offerings and other parts of the rector's benefice not being extinguished. This being, therefore, a composition for tithes, it became subject to the ordinary cases of composition; and even if it had been a rent, that rent, as being part of the clergyman's ability, and constituting part of what in law is called the parsonage, would, in the hands of a clergyman, be subject to rate and assessment. This was a sum of money given to the rector in lieu of tithes. Was not that a composition? was it not a compensation? But let them consider it even as a modus. A modus was assessable in the hands of a clergyman. Then was not this, whether given in lieu of tithes, or as a commutation, was it not a compensation for what the clergyman formerly received?

The Act said nothing about taking the burden from the rector and placing it upon the parishioners. It stated that they should ascertain the annual value of the land, and give a proportion of it to the clergyman. It did not state a certain sum, which he was to receive exempted from the rate; for it would have been idle to have taken into consideration the amount of the poor's-rate, which was continually changing. If, therefore, the legislature had not expressly said that the rector was not to be rated, it could not be supposed that they should have meant it. The rector continued liable to be assessed for Easter-offerings, and if the legislature had intended to exonerate him from the rate on on part of his revenue and not on the other, would they not have made a specific distinction between it and the remainder? The only object of the Act was, to give a compensation for the tithes, which compensation should be liable to the poor's-rate; and the intention of the Act would not be satisfied unless that rate was levied. The only argument upon which his learned friends could rely, was, that the sum of money received by their client was of the nature of a rent ; and that the occupier ought to be assessed. But there could be no position more fallacious than that. His position was, even allowing this to be a rent, (which it was clear that it was not,) that a clergyman having a rent which formed part of his property, as clergyman, became rateable. The statute made a difference between a clergyman and the proprietor of land; and if all other rents were not subject to assessment, rent payable to a clergyman was so, The occupier of the land was rated for the value of the land occupied, but the Act of Parliament excepted that which was payable for tithes; and throughout, the clearest distinction was made between the one and the other. The learned counsel then cited a number of cases to prove, that whatever a clergyman receives, as clergyman, is rateable, whether it be tithes in kind, a composition for tithes, or even rent. The plain state of the case he said, was this ;- that these tithes had been assessable previous to the passing of the Act, and there was no reason shown why the burden should be taken from the rector now,. There was no word in favour of such a construction in the Act, and the construction he had put upon it was conformable to the general rules acted upon in the cases he had cited, viz. that the clergyman was liable to be rated for what he received, however he received it. All the cases he had relied upon established it as a principle, that when a sum of money was given in lien of tithes, that sum was a composition, was in substance a tithe, that sum was a composition, was in substance a tithe, and subject, in justice and reason, to be rated as such.

Mr. Robinson followed on the same side. It had been stated, he said, by his learned friends, that if Mr. Boldero were to be rated, the rate would be twice paid. This was not the fact, as the parishioners had, since the passing of the Act, been rated accordingly. It had also been said, that this proceeding on the part of the parish was a persecution, but it should be recollected that Mr. Boldero had, since 1814, been receiving 425l. per annum, which was calculated upon the land at a time when the rate of produce was higher that it had ever been since, or was likely to become ; and this he had continued to receive, notwithstanding the distress under which the agriculturists had laboured. So much for persecution. If the parish had hitherto not made this demand, they had been most generous to Mt. Boldero; but it did not follow that all other generations should do the same. A parish consisted of a floating body and those of the present date were not bound to follow the example of their predecessors.

The Court confirmed the rate, and on application made by the appellants, a case was granted to go before the Court of King's Bench.

Stolen pit-roll - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 25 March 1825

Cambridgeshire Assizes Crown Court

James Peters (20) charged with stealing a quantity of coals, at Cottenham, & Thomas Webb (45) indicted for stealing a pit-roll, at Carlton, were acquitted.

Boldero v Carlton appeal - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 15 July 1825

The King v. the Rev. Wm. Boldero - This case, which was reserved from the Cambridgeshire sessions, came on for argument in the Court of King's Bench, on Saturday the 2d inst. The questions was whether the Rector of Carlton cum Willingham was rateable to the poor for corn rents payable to him in lieu of tithe. These corn rents were established under an inclosure act, but which all tithes were extinguished, and money payments (to be ascertained every fourteen years, according to the proce of corn,) were substituted. The Sessions had decided in favour of the rateability, and it was contended by Mr. Marryatt, counsel for the Rector, that the decision of the Sessions was wrong ; but the Court without troubling Mr. Nolan and Mr. Robinson, who were counsel for the paris, to reply, held that the Sessions were right, and that these money payments in lieu of tithes were rateable to the poor, in the hands of the Rector, in the same way as the tithes would have been, if held by him. - Order of Sessions confirmed.

Stolen Wheat - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 27 October 1826

Cambridge County Sessions.


Philip Turner, aged 28, convicted of having stolen three bushels of wheat from the barn of Mr. Swan Nash, farmer, of Carlton, was sentenced to one year's hard labour.

Malting in Carlton Green - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 14 September 1827

To be SOLD, or LET.

A Very substantial well-built MALTING, with a 24-Coomb Steep Cistern, good Kiln Wire, and every requisite, situate on CARLTON GREEN, in the county of Cambridge, about 2 miles from Little Thurlow.

For particulars apply to Mr. PHILIP DANBY, Great Bradley; or to Messrs. ISAACSON, auctioneers' Moulton.

Reassessment of tithes - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 23 January 1829

A motion was made by Mr. HUNT, on behalf of Lord Dacre, with a view of obtaining a re-assessment of the tithes of the parish of Carlton. By a local Act the last assessment was limited to fourteen tears, at the expiration of which period, application was directed to be made to the quarter sessions to appoint three disinterested persons as arbitrators, to ascertain the acerage price of good marketable wheat, by which the tithes are to be regulated for the ensuing fourteen years. - The Court granted the application, and four names being handed to the Chairman, one was erased, and Messrs. Joseph Truslove, Jacob Nocknolds, and John Hemington were appointed arbitrators.

Cockshed Farm - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 28 August 1829



To be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs. ISAACSON,

At the Cock Inn, LITTLE THURLOW, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon of WEDNESDAY the 2d day of September, 1829, subject to such conditions of sale as shall be then and there produced:

The ESTATE comprises a Messuage or Farm-House, with 2 Barns (one with an excellent plank floor,) Stables, with Granary over; Cow-house, and Pig-sties ; together with a Garden, large Orchard, and 11 Inclosures of excellent Arable and Pasture LAND, the whole comprising 91A. 0R. 32P. be the same more or less, subject to a Corn Rent in lieu of Tithe. The only outgoing is a land-tax of 8l. 4s. per annum.

Further particulars may be had of C.COLLETT, Esq, Beverley, Yorkshire, and of the Auctioneers, Moulton, Clare, and Six Mile Bottom, where a Plan of the Estate may be seen.

The Tenant, Mr. R. Howard, will shew the Premises.

Marriage of Mr. H.Long - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 06 November 1829


On the 27th ult. at Little Wilbraham, in the county, Mr. H.Long, farmer, of Carlton, to Martha, eldest daughter of Mr. Jeremiah Kent, of the same place.

Website Note: ult. means last month.

Death of Mrs. Long - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 23 April 1830


On Wednesday last, at Thurlow, Suffolk, Mrs. Long, widow of Mr. William Long, late of Carlton.

Inquest of Rebecca Day - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 09 March 1832

On Monday last and inquisition was taken at Carlton, by W.P. Isaacson, Gent. on the body of a poor woman of the name of Rebecca Day. It appeared she had been subject to fits, and in one of them had fallen on the fire and was dreadfully burnt. The surgeon who had attended was of the opinion, that had she escaped being burnt, death would have ensued ; the justy therefore brought in their verdit, died by the visitation of God.

Auction at The Rectory, Carlton - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 25 May 1832


Have the honor to announce that they are instructed to SELL by AUCTION, at the Large Room, at the Red Lion Inn, Cambridge, on Wednesday the 30th May, 1832, and following days, exactly at Twelve o'clock ;



By Laporte and other Eminent Masters,

Very fine Old Engravings and Paintings,

Beautiful BUSTS by Canova,

An immende assemblage of rae Old China, in Jars, Bowls, and Beakers of extraordinary size and brilliant colours, Dishes, Plates, and Tea Services, in large sets, including a most complete Nankin Dinner Service of great extent.

Upwards of 500 Ounces of Modern Plate, displayed in Candlesticks and Branches, Coffee and Tea Pots, Cruet Frames, Muffin Plates, Forks, Ladles, Spoons, &c.


In Damask Cloths, Napkins, Sheets, &c. &c. &c.

FOWLING PIECES by the first makers,

Also, a Valuable LIBRARY of BOOKS, principally very Neatly Bound,

The genuine and entire property of the Rev. Wm. BOLDERO, M.A. deceased of Sidney Sussex Coll. and Rector of Carlton and Woodford, and from the first-named Rectory these articles are removed.

Among the BOOKS are :

Folio.- Hogarth's Works, atlas folio; Buckler's Views of Cathedrals ; Davy's Etchings of the Architectural Antiquities of Suffolk ; Dubourg's Views in Rome ; Campbell's Vitruvious, 3 vols ; Darly's Ornamental Architecture ; Picart's Religious Ceremonies, 6 vols.; Patrick, Lowth, and Whitby's Commentary, 6 vols.; Anderson's Royal Genealogies ; Clarendon's History of the Rebellion,3 vols. ; Camden's Britannia, by Gibson, 2 vols.; Chauncy's History of Hertfordshire, 1700; Morant's History of Essex, 2 vols.; Skelton's Oxonia Restaurata and Oxfordshire, 3 vols.; Chamber's Dictionary, 5 vols.; Gwillim's Heraldrie, 1660 ; Wever's Funeral Monuments, 1631 ; Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, 1651 ; Shakespeare's Works, fourth edition, 1685 ; Kitchen's General Atlas.

Quarto.- Lysons' Britannia, 8 vols. Ld. Orford's Works, 8 vols.; The Sportsman's Cabinet, 2 vols.; Daniell's Rural Sports,3 vols.; Johnson's Dictionary, by Todd, 5 vols.; Repton on Landscape Gardening; Britton's Architectural Antiquities,5 vols.; Canova's Works, 2 vols.; Pennant's British Zoology, 4 vols.; Worlidge's Gems, 3 vols.; Gibbon's Rome, 6 vols.; Fergusson's Rome, 3.vols.; Robertson's Works,7 vols.; Bruce's Travels, 5 vols.; Sparmann's Voyage, 2 vols.

Octavo, &c.- Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 57 vols.; Donovan's British Insects, 16 vols.; Donovan's British Fishes, 5 vols.; Kirby and Spence's Entomology, 4 vols.; London's Encyclopedia of Gardening, Agriculture, and Plants, 3 vols.; Buffon's Natural History, by Smellie, 9 vols.; Gilpin's Forest Scenery, Tours, &c. 14 vols.; Nichol's Literary Anecdotes, 9 vols.; Annual Register, from its commencement in 1758 to 1829, 78 vols.; Monthly Review from 1790 to 1827, 111 vols.; the European Magazine, from 1782 to 1825, 88 vols.; the Historic Gallery of Portraits and Paintings, 7 vols.; Blomefield's History of Norfolk, by Parkins, 11 vols.; Universal History (Ancient) 21 vols.; Johnson's Works, 12 vols.; Swift's Works, 19 vols.; Ireland's Hogarth illustrated, 3 vols.; Johnson and Steven's shakspeare, 12 vols.; Pope's Works, 9 vols.; Mosheim's Ecclesiastical History, 6 vols.; Lord Lyttleton's Works, 3 vols.; Fielding's Works, 8 vols.; Anna Seward's Letters, 6 vols.; AEsop's and Gay's Fables, 4 vols. Stockdale's edit.

The whole may be viewed at the room on Tuesday the 29th May, and catalogues had of MR. NEWBY, bookseller, Bury; MR. ROGERS, bookseller, Newmarket ; MR. DANIEL DAY, Linton; at No.16, Lower Holborn, London; and of ELLIOT SMITH & SON, Cambridge.


  • Wednesday, May 30 - Books.
  • Thursday, May 31 - Ditto.
  • Friday, June 1 - Books, Maps & Engravings
  • Saturday, June 2 - China, CutGlass, Guns, and various articles.
  • Monday, June 4 - Linen, Cutlery, Paintings, Drawings, Canova's Busts, Silver and Plated Articles.

Auction of effects from Carlton Rectory - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 01 June 1832


To be SOLD by AUCTION By Elliot Smith & Son, At the Large Room, at the Red Lion Inn, CAMBRIDGE, THIS DAY, FRIDAY, JUNE 1, TO-MORROW, SATURDAY, June 2, and on MONDAY, June 4, 1832, at Twelve o'clock ;

The remainder of the Valuable LIBRARY of BOOKS, and the entire and valuable COLLECTION of beautiful DRAWINGS, By Laporte and other Eminent Masters, Very fine Old Engravings and Paintings, Beautiful BUSTS by Canova,

An immense assemblage of rare Old China, in Jars, Bowls, and Beakers of extraordinary size and brilliant colours, Dishes, Plates, and Tea Services, in large sets, including a most complete Nankin Dinner Service of great extent.

Upwards of 500 Ounces of Modern Plate, displayed in Candlesticks and Branches, Coffee and Tea Pots, Cruet Frames, Muffin Plates, Forks, Ladles, Spoons, &c.

TABLE & BED LINEN, In Damask Cloths, Napkins, Sheets, &c. &c. &c. FOWLING PIECES by the first makers,

ORDER OF SALE: THIS DAY, Friday, June 1 - Books, Maps and Engravings.

The splendid China, Glass, Fowling Pieces, and various other articles in SATURDAY's SALE, will be again on view until half-past Eleven on that morning.

And the MONDAY'S SALE, consisting of Linen, Paintings, Drawings, Busts by Canova, 500 oz, of Modern Plate and Plated Articles, may also be viewed until half-past Eleven that morning.

Website Note: William Boldero, the Rector of Carlton was buried on the 11th May 1832.

Auction at the Rectory - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 01 June 1832

Handsome Chariot and Gig,

Pair of Carriage HORSES, ONE CART HORSE, FOUR COWS, WAGGON, CARTS, PLOUGHS, 40 Doz. Wine Bottles, Cucumber Frames, Hand-Lights, &c



On the premises, on Friday the 8th day of June, 1832, at Eleven o'clock ;

The CHARIOT is painted Yellow, lined with Drab, with Plate-glass Windows, slatted and spring Blinds, with Dickey, Fore-boot, and Lamps, in good condition.

The GIG is a Dennet, colour dark green, lined with drab, running on patent axles and has lamps,

The HARNESS to both Carriages is in good condition.

The CARRIAGE HORSES and the CART HORSE will be found useful good workers.


Comprises two famous Cows, down calving, one Cow in profit, and a handsome Bud ; capital Waggon, broad and narrow-wheel Carts, all in good condition and iron-armed, Ploughs, Harrows, Harness, &c. &c.

Among the MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES are three Cucumber Frames, eight Hand Glasses, 40 dozen Wine Bottles, a great quantity of useful Poles, capital Grass Roll, Manure, Straw, Tail Wheat and Barley, &c. &c.

May be viewed on the morning of sale, and catalogues had at the Greyhound, Newmarket ; Mr. DANL. DAY, Linton ; and of ELLIOT SMITH & SON, Cambridge.

Conviction of horse stealing - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 27 July 1832

James Lane (21) was convicted, principally upon his own confession, of feloniously stealing a dark brown mare from the premises of J.G.Olley, of Carlton. The prisoner had taken the horse to Wisbech fair, where, in consequence of some suspicious circumstances he was detained, and he then stated to whom the mare belonged. - To be transported for life.

Website Note: It is not clear if it refers to this Carlton or another one. There were families called Olley in Carlton

Stolen wood - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 11 July 1834

John Webb (28) was charged with stealing a quantity of wood, prepared for making charcoal, the property of Charles Edrupt of Carlton. - Suspecting his wood was stolen, the prosecutor set on of his men to watch, who saw the prisoner, at three o'clock in the morning, come to the heap, fill his bag, and carry away 15 pieces under his arm. = The man followed him, when the prisoner threw downs the wood and begged forgiveness. - The prisoner made no defence, but hoped the Court would be lenient with him - guilty. Six month's hard labor.

Death from Barn Collapsing - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 27 February 1835

On Tuesday last, and inquest was held at the house of Mr. S. Nash, of Carlton, before E.T.Isaacson, gent., one of the coroners for the county of Cambridge, on view of the body of Barnaby Lloyd, who met with his death whilst at work in a decayed barn, which on Monday afternoon was blown down, and crushed the poor man to death. Other persons were injured from the fall of this barn.

Grocer and Draper Shop - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 12 February 1836

Grocer and Draper's Shop, CARLTON, Cambridgeshire.

To be LET, and entered upon at Lady-Day next, an OLD_ESTABLISHED BUSINESS in the GROCERY & DRAPERY LINE, at Carlton, Cambridgeshire.

The House is very convenient and in perfect repair ; the lower and upper rooms are exceedingly comfortable, has a Garden, a Warehouse, Gig-house, &c. and is well supplied with water. The Stock, which is small, may be taken at a fair valuation, and offers an excellent opportunity for an industrious person to commence business.

For further particulars apply to Mr. Robert Herbert, on the premises.

Personal application will alone be treated with.

Auction of stock of Linen - Bury and Norwich Post, 23rd March 1836

Carlton, Cambridgeshire


Upon the Premises, at Carlton aforesaid, on Monday, March 28th, 1836. The capital and well selected STOCK of LINEN, DRAPERY, HOSIERY, &c. the Property of Mr. ROBERT HERBERT, who is Relinquishing the above Business; comprising a general assortment of calico shirting, bed ticking, Russia duck, drabbets, Manchester sutiams, cotton cords, diapers, damask table linen, nankeens, brown holland, prints, ginghams, sheetings, coloured marinos, shawls, silk and cotton handkerchiefs, ribbons, silks, persians, thread and cotton lace, plain and figured quilings, muslins, nets, tapes, cottons, wursted and cotton stockings, women's and children's shoes, men's and boy's hats, caps, jackets, trowsers, &c. A quantity of earthenware, glass bottles, &c, particulards of which will be expressed in Catalogues to be had in due time, at the Place of Sale; Inns in the Neighbourhood; Mr. Roger's printing office, Newmarket; and of the Auctioneer, Clare, Suffolk.

On account of the number of Lots, the Sale will commence precisely at Half-past Ten.

Fox Hounds - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 02 December 1836

Mr. MURE's FOX HOUNDS - [1/2 past 10.]

  • Saturday, Dec. 3 ... Debden Green
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6 ... Ixworth Abbey.
  • Thursday, Dec. 8 ... Carlton Village.

Website Note: There are many other dates when the hounds were at Carlton, only a few examples will be transcribed here!

Married, Swan Nash - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 22 April 1837

On the 13th inst., at St. Mary's, Bryanstone-square, (by the Rev. W. H. Charlton,) Swan Wedd Nash, of Oxford-street, son of Mr. Nash, of Carlton Grange, in this county, to Caroline Susan, only daughter of Mr. Barford, of Poland-street.

Auction of Cook's farm - The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 1 July 1837 (p1)

COOK'S FARM, CARLTON, Cambridgeshire. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By R.D.THURGOOD, At the Axe and Saw public-house, Carlton, on Thursday, July 6th, 1837, at Three o'clock;

A desirable FARM HOMESTALL and about 28 Acres of rich ARABLE and PASTURELAND, situate in the parish of Carlton; which will be divided into Four Lots. All the above Lots are in the occupation of Mr. Charles Edrupt, who is under notice to quit at Michelmas next. The Estate is Copyhold of the Manor of Carlton cum Willingham.

Two-thirds of the purchase-money may remain on mortgage if required.

Further particulars, with conditions of sale; at the neighbouring inns of Mr. William Thurgood, solicitor, and of the Auctioneer, Saffron Walden.

Hounds - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 04 November 1837


  • Tuesday, Nov. 6 ... At Woolpit Wood.
  • Friday, Nov. 10 .. At Carlton Wood.

Auction Farming Stock of Mr Edrupt - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 04 November 1837

Valuable Farming Stock IMplements and Effects, CARLTON, Cambridgeshire.


Upon the premises, at CARLTON aforesaid, on Monday, the 6th day of November, 1837, (in lieu of Wednesday the 1st, as advertised in this paper last week).

Part of the valuable FARMING STOCK, IMPLEMENTS, and EFFECTS, the property of Mr. EDRUPT, (who is relinquishing a part of his occupation.)

Comprising a powerful Cart Gelding and a useful Cart Mare, a promising well-bred yearling Colt, and a capital Pony, 7-yrs-old (an excellent roadster and quiet in harness) ; a substantial road waggon, on iron arms, with double shafts, two 3/4 load tumbrils, with iron arms, Ransomes' patent foot plough, double ditto, two sets of 4 harrows and whippletrees, and a variety of useful Agricultural Implements. Also, several lots of useful HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE.

Particulars of which will be expressed in catalogues, to e had a week previous to the sale, at the inns in the neighbourhood, place of sale, Mr. ROGERS' printing-office, Newmarket, and of the Auctioneer, Clare, Suffolk.

Draper and Clothier Stock Auction - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 15 September 1838

CARLTON, near Newmarket.

Draper and Clothier's Stock-in-Trade.

Small BREWING PLANT, Neat GIG and HARNESS, nearly new, Useful Hackney MARE, 3-yrs-old, Household FURNITURE, &c. &c.


On Wednesday, September 26th 1838, at Eleven o'clock, on the premises ;

The STOCK-in-TRADE of Mr. John CLEMENTS (who is declining business) : comprising Men and Boys Wearing Apparel, Hats, Shoes, Handkerchiefs, Prints, Bonnets, &c.

The BREWING PLANT includes 5 Casks, containing two hogsheads each; 3 ditto, 93 gallons each, 4 Wort-tubs, Underback, &c.

Also a useful HACKNEY MARE, and neat GIG and HARNESS, nearly new.

Catalogues may be had of the Auctioneer, and at White Hart Inn, Newmarket.

Highway Robbery - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 30 March 1839

James Granger (25) was charged with a highway robbery upon the person of William Brazier, shepherd, or Carlton. The prosecutor said that, on the 18th of the present month he was at the White Hart public-house, at Brinkley. The prisoner was there, and asked him (prosecutor) to lend him sixpence, which he did ; he then proceeded towards Carlton, when he was overtaken by a man, who knocked him down, and rifled his pocket of a watch, half-a-sovereign, and a crooked sixpence ; he returned back to the public-house, and told the landlord of the robbery, but at the time the robbery was committed, from the blow he received, he was quite insensible, which prevented him from identifying the person who knocked him down. - Another witness deposed that on the night in question he saw the prisoner and the prosecutor ; the prisoner hid himself behind the hedge, and afterwards proceeded in the same direction as the prosecutor. - A servant and the White Hart public-house, at Borough-Green, stated that she took a crooked sixpence of the prisoner in payment for a pint of beer. - Richard Clark stated that the prisoner lodged at his house ; that having occasion to go out of his house the back way he saw part of the thatch of the house disturbed, and upon looking he found a canvas bag, containing a watch. They were identified by the prosecutor as his property, as well as the crooked sixpence, which he said had been given him as a keepsake bu his sister. - Guilty - to be transported for 15 years.

Game Lists - Cambridge Independent Press 14 September 1839


Persons who have obtained GAME CERTIFICATES for the Year 1840.


List (2) £3. 13s. 6d. (not being Assessed Servants).

  • ...
  • Nash, Thomas .. .Carlton ... Carlton cum Willingham
  • ...

Five Pounds Reward - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 25 July 1840


WHEREAS, some person of persons did in the night of Saturday last, or early on Sunday morning, feloniously enter the Garden of the Reverend WILLIAM WILDER, of CARLTON, in the county of Cambridge, and steal therefrom a quantity of VEGETABLES, consisting of Potatoes, Cucumbers, Carrots, Lettuces, Celery Plants, also a Shovel, Hoe, &c.


Thet the above Reward will be paid by Mr. H.W.JACKSON, solicitor to the "Haverhill District Association for the Prosecution of Felons," to any one who will give such information as will lead to the conviction of the offender or offenders.

Notice is hereby further given, that whenever any offences are committed against the property of the Members of "The Haverhill District Association," (a List of whose names will be shortly published,) the offenders will be prosecuted with the utmost rigour of the law.

Haverhill, July 14, 1840

Website Note: There is also a similar Newmarket association to which some residents of Carlton subscribe.

Death of Mrs. Harbutt - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 23 January 1841

DIED On the 13th inst. after a long and painful affliction, borne with christian fortitude, Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Harbutt, wife of Mr. J.W. Harbutt, farmer, of Carlton, in the 20th year of her age.

Disposal of Harbutt Business - Cambridge Independent Press 06 February 1841


To be DISPOSED of immediately, the STOCK and GOOD_WILL of an Old-Established BUSINESS, in the above line, at Carlton, in the county of Cambridge.

For further particulars apply to Mr. JOHN HARBUTT, of Carlton, who gives up the business in consequence of a recent domestic affliction.

Website Note: Presumably the domestic affliction was the recent death of his wife listed in the earlier news item.

Onion stealing - Cambridge Independent Press 20 February 1841

Prisoners for Trial at the Adjourned Sessions, Feb. 26, 1841. - ... George Simkin, charged with stealing onions at Carlton; ...

Onion stealers guilty - Cambridge Independent Press 27 February 1841

Cambridge Sessions.- The adjourned sessions commenced yesterday, before Lord Godolphin, and a bench of magistrates. The following prisoners were tried, but as not sentences were passed, we reserve the report until next week. ... E.Simpkin and R. Barker, stealing onions, at Carlton. - guilty. The court will re-assemble at 10 o'clock this morning.

Onion stealers sentenced - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 06 March 1841

Cambridge Adjourned Quarter Sessions.

The following is the result of the trials of prisoners at the Adjourned Quarter Sessions, holden last Friday and Saturday before the Hon. E.T.Yorke, Chairman, and a full bench of magistrates:-

Robert Barker, for stealing a quantity of onions, the property of the Rev. W.S.P.Wilder, of Carlton; to be transported for seven years, having been previously convicted of felony. - George Simkin, for the like offence, three months' imprisonment, hard labour, one month in solitary confinement. ...

Disposal of Grocers and Drapers - Cambridge Independent Press 06 March 1841


TO be DISPOSED OF, an old-established Grocery and Drapery Business, in the village of Carlton, Cambridgeshire ; population 600 ; coming in low. - The House consists of parlour, keeping-room, and shop, 5 bed-rooms, washhouse, and excellent cellar, kitchen, coach-house, stables, brewing-house, warehouses, and granaries; with a large garden, well planted with choice trees.- Good reasons can be given why the person is going to leave.- For particulars, apply (post paid), to Mr. HARBUTT, Carlton.

Website Note: Similar adverts were placed on the 20th and 27th March 1841. With the addition of the following text:

A quantity of land may be let with the house, if required.- For particulars, apply (post paid), to Mr. HARBUTT, Carlton; or of Mr. SIMPSON, Bookseller and Printer, Market-place, Newmarket.

Auction of property of Mr. John Harbutt - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 27 March 1841

TO be SOLD by AUCTION By Messrs. ISAACSON & TATTERSALL, on Thursday, April 15th, 1841 at CARLTON ;


Also, about 400 Bushels of capital early POTATOES. Further particulars in future advertisement.

Auction of property of Mr. John Harbutt - Cambridge Independent Press 10 April 1841




Upon the premises, on THURSDAY, the 15th day of April, 1841, THE whole of the remaining Stock in Trade, part of the Household Furniture, excellent Market Cart, sound and sweet iron-bound Beer Basks, 140 bushels of early Potatoes, substantial Stacking Frame, on stone pillars, and other effects, the property of Mr. Harbutt, jun., of Carton aforesaid, who is changing his residence ;

Comprising 6 and 2 elbow modern mahogany hair-seated chairs in excellent preservation, capital 8-day clock, dining and card tables, wood-seated kitchen chairs, dinner and tea services, excellent brass bottle jack, complete, quantity of glass and earthenware, set of crimson morine curtains for two windows, pair of prints, in wainscot frames, capital partitioned flour bins, beams and scales, copper boiler, stew pan, tea kettles, iron saucepans, brass warming pan, good kneeding trough, 6 superior half-hogs-head beer casks, brewing and washing coppers, 3 wash keelers, and a variety of other kitchen and culinary articles.

The Stock-in-Trade, which will be divided into convenient lots for purchasers, has all been selected within the last two years, and consists of a quantity of best black and green tea, sugar, soap, candles, rice, starch, plums, cloves, ginger, and other spices, 7 bottles of foreign pickles, 40 of Warren's blacking, hair and birch brooms, dairy brushes, men's wearing apparel, in jackets, waistcoats, trowsers, small clothes, beaver and common hats, youths' suits, complete, several hundred yards of white and grey calico, and hemp, for sheets and shirting, fancy prints, silks for ladies' dresses, flannels, bed ticking, brown holland, table cloths, bonnet muslins, fancy shawls, black, drab, and green twill, pink cambric, 2 dresses in purple marino, several black, green and pink ditto, 40 yards of black bombazine, and a large assortment of silk and cotton neck and pocket handkerchiefs.

A very superior chesnut Mare, 6 years old, by Midas, quiet to ride and drive, capital market cart, on steel springs, set of pony harness, good fat hog, 100 bushels of early Shaw potatoes, 40 bushels of kidney ditto, capital stacking frame, on stone pillars, complete, quantity of hurdles, 3 lots of firing, good dog kennel, and other out-door effects.

Catalogues ate in preparation, and may be had a week prior to the sale, at the Lion Inn, Brinkley and Balsham; Crown, Thurlow ; Bell, Haverhill ; Mr. J.P,BROWN'S Wickhambrook ; place of sale ; and of the AUCTIONEERS, Clare, or at their Offices, Newmarket, and Butter Market, Bury St. Edmund's.

Sale to commence punctually at half-past ten o'clock, in consequence of the number of lots.

Death on the road - The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 17 April 1841 (p2)

INQUISITIONS BEFORE MR. PHILLIPS.- On Saturday the 10th inst. at Carlton, on view of the body of John Reeve, aged 25 years, a labourer in the employ of Mr. John Revell, who on the previous day, was sent with a horse to Balsham for a van, and not returning when expected, his master went in search of him and found him a corpse about half a mile from home, by the road side. Mr. John Prince, surgeon of Balsham examined the body , and was of the opinion that death was occasioned by violent injuries on the chest; the probability is that the wheel of the van passed over his chest, but there being no direct evidence to that effect, the jury returned a verdict that the deceased "died from the effect of violent injuries on the chest, but how such injuries were inflicted no evidence appeared."

Threatening Language - Cambridge Independent Press 26 November 1842

Summary Convictions ... Using threatening Language. - Robert Copping, Carlton, labourer ; 3 months' imprisonment, or find sureties for that period. ...

Suicide - Cambridge Evening Press - 4th February 1843 p3

Carlton. - Suicide. - On the morning of Saturday the 24st. ult., Mr. Holby, of Loppings Hall, Carlton. rose from his bed about four o'clock in the morning, and having procured the key of the cellar from his wife, (who thought that he was going to examine the sheep-fold), took thence new halter, and having returned the key to his wife proceeded to the granary at some distance from the house, and hung himself. He was found dead about five o'clock by his housekeeper. An inquest has been held, and a verdict of "Temporary insanity," returned. The deceased has been very much respected and has left a wife and seven children. No cause can be assigned for the melancholy act. A former occupant of the farm destroyed himself on the same premises 40 years ago, by cutting his throat.

11th February - Carlton. - the paragraph relative to a suicide at this village, inserted last week, was mis-placed. - It related to Carlton, in Cambridgeshire.

Sheep Stealing - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 29 July 1843


John Williams, aged 32 of Weston Colville labourer, was indicted for having, on the 15th July, feloniously stolen one ewe sheep, of the value of 20s., and one lamb, of the value of 18s., the property of Hanslip Long, of Carlton.

Mr WORLLEDGE prosecuted: Mr. NAYLOR defended.

Robert Wiskin examined:- Has a bean-field at Carlton, next to Mr. Long's : went into it at 10 in the morning on the 16th of July, and observed the beans trampled, and followed the trample and found a sheep and lamb skins, and the fresh entrails, and some fresh blood. Called Mr. Long's shepherd, and gave him the skins.

James Simmons examined:- Is Mr. Long's shepherd. On July 12th all the sheep and lambs were right; there were 637. On the 16th Mr. Wiskin gave him two skins, and on counting the sheep he missed a sheep and a lamb. Could swear to the lamb-skin as soon as he saw it. {Skin produced and identified.}

Mr. Hanslip Long: - Is a farmer at Carlton. On July 15 went to prisoner's house, a little after 5 o'clock, with Ellam the constable: found nothing when first searched the house. In a bean field across the road found a sack containing the greatest part of a carcase of lamb and a small piece of mutton, in the ditch. Returned to the cottage and found there a pair of shoes and some blood near the buttery, a bill hook greasy and with pieces of meat on it, and two dishes on a shelf with pieces of lamb on them, a part of the saddle. On comparing the lamb found in the house with that in the ditch it corresponded, and the skin also fitted exactly. He showed the sack to a miller. Compared the shoes with footmarks in the bean-field : the ground was rather dry but they corresponded exactly.

Cross-examined by Mr. NAYLOR :- The meat in the dishes was on a shelf, where it is usually put in labourers' houses. Would swear the bones and meat found were formerly in the skin found.

John Ellam: - Is constable at Weston Colville. Received the skins and mean on July 16th : kept the mean in the sack separate from that found in the house. Saw the comparison made, and the pieces fitted exactly.

James Jeffrey: Is a butcher at Brinkley. Fitted the lamb into the skin, and the parts matched exactly. Had no doubt at all the skin found in the bean-field belonged to the meat found in the ditch and the house.

Charles Crane:- Is a miller in a the employ of Mr. Livermore. The sack produced, in which the meat was found, belonged to the prisoner, as he proved by certain marks.

Cross-examined by Mr. NAYLOR:- A sack so marked might get out of the possession of the owner.

Website Note: The following part of the story is missing the left-hand margin so some words are missing, these are either guessed or replaced with xxx

xxxn Marsh:- Lived in next house to prisoner. Saw him xxx on July 15th, with a bag on his back with a small parcel xxx towards Mr. Havelock's barley-field.

Joseph Allam, a little boy:- Knew prisoner. On July 15, xxx 5 o'clock, saw him in Mr. Haylock's field, with a bag xxck on his shoulder, which he put into the ditch.

Cross-examined by Mr. NAYLOR:- There was a foot-path at the side of the field.

xxx the JUDGE:- He was not on the foot-path.

xxx Reynolds:- Saw prisoner on the 15th , walking xx the hedge of Mr. Haylock's field, about 5 o'clock, going towards the gap. He was not on the foot-path.

Mr. NAYLOR addressed the jury on behalf of the prisoner, and contended that the identity of the sheep was not established; that it was not clearly shown any sheep had been lost by Mr. Long at all; that the meat found in the prisoner's house was not in any way concealed; and that the sack xxxrted to might have changed hands many times after the xxx was made by which it was distinguished.

The LORD CHIEF JUSTICE having summed up, the jury returned a verdict of guilty.- Transportation for ten years.

As the sentence was given a female in the body of the court who was said to be the prisoner's wife, burst into tears, and was carried out of the Court in a state of considerable distress.

The Grand Jury threw out a bill against Charles Freeman for the same offence.

House for sale at Carlton Green - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 02 March 1844

TO be SOLD, by Private Contract,

A FREEHOLD ESTATE at CARLTON GREEN, in the parish of Carlton, Cambridgeshire, in an excellent situation on the road leading from Carlton to Saffron Walden, and also fronting the road from Carlton to Thurlow, and consisting of:

A newly erected substantial brick-built DWELLING HOUSE,

Containing 3 sitting rooms, 3 bed rooms, kitchen, and cellar; with Brew-house, Stable, Piggeries and offices attached, Yard and good GARDEN.

Also, a brick-and-slate four-roomed COTTAGE, with GARDEN adjoining. There is a well of good water, a frontage of considerable extent, and the whole comprises an area of three roods or thereabouts.

For further particulars apply to Mr. JOHN HOWARD, of Carlton, or to Mr. HENRY W. JACKSON, solicitor, Haverhill, Suffolk.

Death of Mr Nash - The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 20 April 1844 (p2)

SUDDEN DEATH.- An afflicting instance of the shortness of human life occurred on Tuesday night last, in the death of Mr Nash, sen., of Carlton Grange. Mr. N. had the same evening been attending a private meeting at Linton, and when in the act of retiring to rest, and without the slightest indication of ill health, suddenly fell down and expired.

Death of Mr Nash - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 20 April 1844


On the 16th inst., in his 72nd year, Mr. Swan Nash, of Carlton Grange.

Theft of 16d - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 06 July 1844

Charles Carlton (13) pleaded guilty to stealing sixteen-pence in copper, at Carlton.

From the Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 13 July 1844:

A report of the following cases appeared in our last, but at the time of our publication the sentences were not passed:

Charles Carlton, one week's imprisonment, to be whipped and discharged.

And from the Cambridge Independent Press 13 July 1844:

STEALING MONEY.- Charles Carlton (13), charged with having, between the town of Cambridge and the parish of Carlton, stolen some copper money, the property of Hanslip Long, of Carlton, farmer.- To be once whipped and discharged.

Neglect of family - Cambridge Independent Press 15 February 1845


Feb. 13. - (Present T. Adeane, P.Hammond, and Thos. Barnard, Esqrs.) - Phillip Parr was charged by the parish of Carlton with neglecting and refusing to maintaint his wife and five children. - Discharges on promising to maintain three, the remainder to stay in the Union.

Police Constables - Cambridge Independent Press 19 April 1845

LINTON.- Parish Constables. - The following persons have been appointed parish constables for the Linton Division:-

  • ...
  • Carlton.- Stephen Rowlinson and William Parton.
  • ...

Letter Box - Lincolnshire Chronicle, 23rd May 1845

In the letter-box at the post-office in the parish of Carlton, Cambridgeshire, is a blue-cap's nest, with eight eggs. The old bird is never disturbed either by putting letters in or taking them out, and may be seen at the post-office where the good lady will be happy to show it to any one that will favour her with a call.

Also in the Cambridge Independent Press 17 May 1845:

CARLTON.- A Bold Bird.- In the letter-box at the post-office in the parish of Carlton, is a blue-cap's nest, with eight eggs ; The lady-bird is never disturbed, either by putting letters in or taking them out; and may be seen at the post-office where the good lady who presides, will be happy to show the phenomenon to any person that would like to be an eye witness of the fact.

Insolvency of John Howard - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 03 January 1846

COURT OF BANKRUPTCY, LONDON.- Dec.20. (Before Mr. Commissioner Holroyd.)


John Howard, at present residing at Hundon, Suffolk, but formerly of Bellchamps St. Paul's, Essex, and also of Carlton, in the county of Cambridge, baker, beer-seller, and shoemaker, appliced by adjournment for his interim order.

Mr. S.D.YOUNG, solicitor, of Bury St. Edmund's, filed the schedule the particulars of which have already appeared. It was alleged that the bankrupt was entitled to considerable property under his father's will and the case was adjourned fo rthe production of that document.

Mr. STURGEON the barrister apeared for the insolvent, who in examination swore that he was not entitled to any property.

Mr. BROWN the opposing, declared he would be upon the death of his mother, and he had failed to produce the copy of the will as ordered by the Court.

Mr. STURGEON read a letter from Mr. Young, which stated that he had endeavoured to find the will at the office at Bury St. Edmund's but it might be at Doctors Commons. The insolvent was too poor to obtain a copy. The father left the whole of the property to the mother absolutely.

Mr. Commissioner HOLROYD. It may be seen at Doctors' Commons for 1s., and then it could be ascertained whether he was entitled to any property.

Mr. BROWN: The insolvent could easily find out where the will was proved by applying to his mother.

Mr. Commissioner HOLROYD: It must stand adjourned in order that the will might be examined.

Mr. STURGEON: I wished first to put a few questions to the insolvent.

The insolvent then deposed that he came from Hundon, near Bury St. Edmund's, he could not read or write. Mr. French the schoolmaster read the will at his father's funeral and told the children there was nothing for them, every last thing being given to the mother. Since the last examination he called upon Mr. Young and endeavoured to obtain a copy of the will.

Mr. Commissioner HOLROYD: The case stands the same; it must be adjourned.

Mr. STURGEON: To prevent the expense of the insolvent again coming to London, will your Honor allow the final order conditionally, that he is not entitled to any property under the will?

The learned Commissioner consented to this arrangement and adjourned the matter until the 22nd of January inst., to enable Mr. Brown to examine the will.

Sessions for Philip Parr - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 04 April 1846


(Before H.J. Adeane, P.Hammond, and T.Mortlock, Esqs., and the Revs. C.Townley and G Graham.)

Philip Parr, of Carlton-cum-Willingham, was brought before the magistrate, charged by the parish with leaving his wife and family chargeable thereto. It appeared that the parish had provided him with lodging, and engaged to find employment but he refused to reside in the apartment, there being no fine place therein. - The parish constable having promised that this necessary addition should be made, Parr was discharged.

Auction of land - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 04 July 1846



At the Red Lion Inn, Brinkley, on Thursday, the 23rd day of July, 1846, at three o'clock in the afternoon, by order of the Trustees for sale, under the will of Mrs. Elizabeth Jeffrey, deceased.

The following piece of Valuable ARABLE LAND,

In five lots, subject to such conditions of sale as will be then and there produced.

LOT 1.- All the allotment of FREEHOLD ARABLE LAND, in "Mill Field", in the parish of Brinkley, containing 7A. 1R. 6P. (more of less) lying by "Kidman's Lane," a short distance from the road leading from Brinkley to Cambridge.

The purchaser of this lot to make and maintain a fence between this and the next lot as staked out.

Land-Tax -

LOT 2. - All that piece of sound ARABLE LAND, (formerly in three pieces) called "Louse Gap," containing 5A. 0R. 5P. (more or less) lying in the parish of Carlton, adjoining the last lot.

2A. 3R. 28P. part of this lot is Freehold, and the remainder Copyhold of the Manor of Carlton cum Willingham.

Land-tax- Quit-Rent-

LOT 3.- All that inclosure of excellent FREEHOLD ARABLE LAND, in "Little Low Field," in Carlton aforesaid, containing 4A. 0R. 0P. (more or less) lying ny the roadside leading from Brinkley to Carlton, seperated from the next lot on the north by the Water Course, and abutting upon lands of William Howard on the east and south.


LOT 4.- All that piece of valuable ARABLE LAND, in "Little Low Field," in Carlton aforesaid, containing 6A. 3R. 15P. (more or less) separated from the last lot on the south by the Water Course. One Rood of this lot is Copyhold of the Manor of Brinkley, and the rest is Freehold. The purchaser of this lot is to make and maintain a fence between this lot and the next.

Land-Tax- Quit-Rent-

LOT 5.- All that piece of valuable ARABLE LAND in "Little Low Field" in Carlton aforesaid, containing 3A. 2R. 0P. (more or less) adjoining the last lot, south. Copyhold of the Manor of Carlton cum Willingham.

Land-Tax- Quit-Rent-

Immediately after the sale of the above mentioned Estates, will be sold the CROPS of CORN, now growing thereon, consisting of wheat, beans, peas, barley, oats and clover, 2 stacks of wheat straw, stack of Haulm, a quantity of chaff and manure.

Twenty per cent to be paid down on the day of the sale, and approved joint security given for payment of the remainder on the 1st day of November next.

Further particulars may be had at the place of sale; Mr. PHILLIPS, solicitor, Newmarket; and of the Auctioneer, the Park Farm, Thaxted, Essex.

Shooting in Carlton - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 18 July 1846


The following is a list of the prisoners for trial:-

  • ...
  • Joseph Plumb (33), Carlton, labourer, for manslaughter a Carlton.

And the Cambridge Independent Press 18 July 1846 said:

Joseph Plumb (33), of Carlton, labourer, charged with the manslaughter of Thomas Symonds.

Trial of Joseph Plumb for manslaughter - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 25 July 1846


Joseph Plumb (33), was indicted for the manslaughter of Thomas Symonds, by shooting him with a gun.

MR. MILLS stated the case to the jury, and MR. LEAPINGWELL appeared for the prisoner. The first witness called was Robert Whiskin, who deposed that he lives at Carlton. On the 13th June last, he was at the gate of his house and saw the prisoner and Symonds the deceased coming by. Symonds repeatedly asked the prisoner to shoot him. He said "Shoot me, shoot me." The prisoner put his hand in his pocket and put some powder in the gun, and was putting a cap on the nipple, when witness observed to him that the ramrod was in the gun, he said "be careful, those are not things to play with," prisoner said, "I will do him no harm." He dropped the cap and picked it up and put it on, at the same time he presented the gun at Symonds and it went off. Symonds fell down into a ditch. Plumb was "a leetle fresh" at the time, but said he was sorry for what he had done. Symonds was subject to fits, and witness thought he had been scared into one. Plumb helped to carry deceased into the house and went for a doctor.

Cross-examined by Mr. LEAPINGWELL: Prisoner behaved as well as he could to deceased, who was not quite right in his mind. They had always been very friendly.

John Chapman deposed, that he was present at the transaction, and that the prisoner brought the deceased into his house.

Mr. John Prince, surgeon of Balsham, deposed that he saw deceased on the 13th of June. He had a severe wound on the left hip which might have been caused bu the ramrod of the gun. Prisoner was there; he expressed great sorrow and went with witness to fetch some medicine. After his death witness made a post mortem examination and found a severe wound in the abdomen passing through the left groin.

Mr. LEAPINGWELL addressed the jury for the prisoner, and called the mother of the deceased, who bore testimony to the good feeling existing between the prisoner and her unfortunate son.

The learned JUDGE summed up the case, and the jury returned a verdict of guilty with a recommendation to mercy. Sentenced to pay a fine of one shilling and then be discharged.

Trial of Joseph Plumb for manslaughter - Cambridge Independent Press 25 July 1846

MANSLAUGHTER.- Joseph Plumb (33), was charged with the manslaughter of Thomas Symonds, of Carlton. - MR. MILLS for the prosecution: Mr. LEAPINGWELL for the defence.- Robert Wiskin stated that on the 13th of June last, while he was standing against his gate, at Carlton, he saw Symonds and Plumb together; Plumb had a gun in his hand, and Symonds, in play, said "Shoot me, shoot me;" Plumb replied, "I will, or I'll scare you," witness said "Mind what you are about the ramrod is in the gun, and they are dangerous things to play with;" Plumb said, "I'll take it out, for I would not that any harm should come for ever on;"

Plumb then put some powder in the gun, and accidentally dropt the caps ; he picked them up, and immediately fitted a cap; he fired ; the boy fell, and the ramrod passed into his bowels; it was thought at first that the poor fellow was in fits from fright, which he was subject to; neither was he quite right in his mind; but when the accident was discovered, the prisoner showed great contrition, and ran for a doctor.- John Chapman gave similar testimony.- Mr. Prince, surgeon, proved that death arose from the wound; the boy lingered nearly a fortnight.- Mr. LEAPINGWELL addressed the jury for the defence, and called witnesses to character; among others, the mother of the deceased, who stated that a very friendly feeling always existed between her son and the prisoner.- Guilty, with a recommendation to mercy, which his Lordship said would be attended to; and as he had been in prison a month, be sentenced him to pay 1s., and then to be discharged.

Cambridge Union - Cambridge Independent Press 19 December 1846

At the weekly meeting of the Guardians, on Wednesday last, 16 members were present. The applications from St. Andrew the Less parish were unusually heavy, owing partly to the inclemency of the weather, and partly to the operation of the Poor Removal act. The cases occupied the attention of the Board for nearly two hours. Several applications for relief were made owing to accidents from the reprehensible custom of making slides upon the pavement, one poor woman having dislocated her arm.

Just as the members were departing, a poor woman, named Sarah Fordham, came into the Board-room, and stated that she had been removed by order of Justices the preceding Monday, from St. Andrew-the-Less parish to Carlton parish, in the Linton union, and delivered to the Churchwarden there, who refused to render her any assistance, stating that she belonged to Barnwell, and she might go back again. She then applied to the Overseer, from whom she received a similar answer; consequently the poor woman was compelled to travel back to the Cambridge Union, and applied for relief; which has rendered her liable to three month's imprisonment, for returning and becoming chargeable to a parish from which she had been removed by Justices' Order. The Clerk promised to write to Linton Union, and we trust for the sake of humanity the poor woman had mistaken the facts.

Website Note: On the internet is a brief explanation of the poor laws

Cambridge Union - Cambridge Independent Press 02 January 1847

Cambridge Union.- At the usual weekly meeting of the Board of Guardians, holden on Wednesday last, the ease of Sarah Fordham, alluded to in our impression of the week before last, again came before the Board. A letter from Linton Union having been read, which denied the statement of Fordham, as to her having been refused relief by Mr. Long, the churchwarden of Carlton, the woman (Fordham) was called before the Board, and, from her statement, it appeared she had been (upon her removal to Carlton) provided with every suitable necessary, and lodging at a public-house, at the expense of Carlton parish, and that she left there the following day, of her own accord. Upon the Chairman censuring her for withholding such information when last examined, she stated that she did not consider that relief - she considered relief to consist of money "and sich like."

Theft of a purse - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 09 January 1847

Susan Pettit (16), was charged with stealing a seal, a purse, and other articles, the property of Mr. A. Long, of Carlton. The prisoner was taken into the service of Mr. Long, but remained only one week, not suiting the place ; some suspicion being excited. Mr. Long found the purse upon her, and on searching her box, which she had left at a neighbour's house, the seal was discovered in the pocket of one of her dresses. The jury returned a verdict of guilty, with a recommendation to mercy on account of her age.

Death of brother of Mrs. S. Nash - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 09 January 1847


On the 3rd of December, 1846, at Rochester, America, aged 69, Mr. Benjamin Wedd, eldest son of the late Mr. Benjamin Wedd, of Foulmire, and brother of Mrs. S. Nash, of Carlton Grange, in this county.

Appeal - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 10 April 1847


The Court then proceeded with the following appeals:-

Parish of Carlton-cum-Willingham, applicants, and St. Andrew the Less respondents. - Mr. LEAPINGWELL moved, on behalf of the appellant parish, that the motion entered and respited at the last sessions, against an order of removal, be further respited till the next sessions. Mr. NAYLOR consented on behalf of the respondents.

Appeal against removal order - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 03 July 1847


CARLTON cum WILLINGHAM appellants; ST ANDREW THE LESS, Cambridge, respondents. - This was an appeal against an order for the removal of some paupers to Carlton.

MR> WORLLEDGE, (with whom was MR. NAYLOR,) on the part of St. Andrew the Less, stated to the Recorder that it had been arranged between the parishes that the order should be confirmed subject to a case to the Court of Queen's Bench as to the retrospective effect of the first clause of the 9 & 10 Vict. cap. 66.

Members of Newmarket Association - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 15 January 1848

NEWMARKET ASSOCIATION FOR the Prevention of Crime and the Apprehension and Prosecution of Felons, &c.


  • Long, Hanslip
  • Nash, Thomas

Marriage - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 01 April 1848


On Tuesday, the 28th ult., at Brinkley, in this couny, (by the Rev. G. F. Holcombe,) Thomas Nash, Esq., of Carlton Grange, to Anna Eliza ,eldest daughter of Robert Maulkin, Esq., of Brinkley Grove, and Bury St. Edmund's.

Horse stealing - The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 15 April 1848 (p2)

HORSE STEALING.- During the night of Tuesday, or early on the morning of Wednesday the 12th inst., a bay mare, the property of Mr. Wm. Symonds, of Carlton, was stolen, she was heard of last at Weston Colville, and was supposed to be coming to Cambridge : enquiries were made, but no further tidings could be heard of her.

Stolen mare - The Cambridge Independent Press, 15th April 1848 (p3)

CARLTON.- On Tuesday night last , a bay mare was stolen from the yard of Mr Wm. Symonds. The mare was traced to Weston Colville, on the Cambridge road, and has not since been heard of.

Turkey Rustling - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 02 December 1848

Robberies and Offences.- On the night of Wednesday week, Mr. Revills' turkey-roost, at Carlton, was robbed of about 20 turkeys.

Burglary at Brinkley - Cambridge Independent Press 30 December 1848

BRINKLEY.- A most daring burglary was perpetrated on Saturday night last at the village of Brinkley. Three men, with their faces blacked, broke into the dwelling-house of a beer-house keeper, named Stubbings, living in Carlton-end, and used the most dreadful imprecations, one holding the unfortunate landlord to the ground by the nose with one hand, and having a plough coulter in the other, which the two other villains ransacked the house, and they took £7, leaving the man only 2 1/2d. to enjoy his Christmas with. We hope the fellows will be discovered.

Sheep worrying - The Cambridge Independent Press, 21 April 1849 (p3)

CARLTON.- Sheep Worrying.- Two bull-dogs entered a sheep-yard on Monday morning at Carlton, and destroyed a large number of sheep, the property of Handslip Long, Esq. The dogs were found in the yard by the shepherd about five in the morning. Mr Long has kindly accepted, and is perfectly satisfied with, the lives of the two dogs in expiation of his great loss.

Fire at Thurlow - Cambridge Independent Press 05 May 1849

LITTLE THURLOW.- Another Fire.- On Friday night last, about 10 o'clock, a fire broke out in a large straw stack, in the farm yard for Mr. George Howard, of Temple End, Little Thurlow. Lord Thurlow's engine, and that belonging to the parish, were quickly on the spot, but succeeded in saving only the dwelling-house, a row of stables, and granary ; a large barn and other buildings being destroyed. The farm produce partly belonged to Mrs. Howard, of Carlton, who gave up occupation at Michaelmas, and to Mr. George Howard, who then took possession of the farm.

There were about 150 coombs of threshed wheat in the barn, but a large quantity of it is unconsumed, though damaged. A large stack of wheat and barley straw, some hay and chaff, and several implements, 6 small pigs, and some poultry were consumed. It being a very wet night, there were but few persons to assist at the fire, The house was in imminent danger all the while, and the flames caught the granary and stables, but were by great exertions extinguished; the wind lying in the direction of the buildings. The tenants were insured in the Suffolk Fire Office. The buildings are the property of Dr. Chafy's executors.

Stolen Wood - Cambridge Independent Press 07 July 1849

William Brittain (60) and William Wiggins (51), Carlton, charged with stealing a quantity of wood, at Carlton, the property of George Battams: one months' hard labour.

Nash v. Carman - Cambridge Independent Press 22 December 1849


Mr. WIGRAM and Mr. BEALES moved in the cause for an injunction to restrain the defended, Mr. Thos. Carman, jun., of 120, Newgate-street, and his servants, &c., from using or putting into practice the invention belonging to the plaintiff, Mr. Swan Wedd Nash (brother to Mr. Nash, of Carlton Grange), of Oxford-street, ironmonger, called the "Improved apparatus for heating churches, warehouses, shops, factories, hot-houses, carriages, and other places requiring artificial heat, and improved fuel to be used therewith," for which letters patent were granted on the 16th of December, 1837, to Mr. Thos. Joyce.

Mr. Bacon and Mr. Rogers appeared to oppose.

HIS HONOUR made an order directing the motion to stand over, with liberty to the plaintiff to bring such action as he might be advised to establish the validity of the patent, the defendant to keep the usual accounts in the meantime.

Fire - The Cambridge Independent Press, 6 July 1850 (p3)

CARLTON.- Fire.- About eight o'clock, on Wednesday morning, a fire broke out on the premises of Mr. John Crossby, surgeon, of Carlton, and being thatched, they were reduced to ruin in an incredibly short space of time, even before scarcely a vestige of property could be secured. The fire occurred through the heating of an oven.

Bigamy - The Cambridge Chronicle and University Journal, Saturday August 3, 1850 (p2)

CARLTON.- Bigamy.- At the Norwich Assizes, Stephen Shinkfield (44) pleaded guilty to a charge of having married Ann Cook, in this village, on the 10th November last, his former wife Ellen being then alive ; and also to a previous conviction for felony.

Stolen Trees - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 07 December 1850

William Newman, of Cowlinge, labourer, was convicted of stealing several oak and ash growing trees at Carlton-cum-Willingham, the property of the Right Hon. Thomas Brand Lord Dacre, and fined 5s., damage 3s., and costs 11s., to be paid in a fortnight, or in default be imprisoned for 21 days.

Removal - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 03 May 1851


An application was made for an order for the removal of Thomas Wright, his wife and one child, from the parish of Carlton, Cambridgeshire, to Little Thurlow, in the county of Suffolk.

Willing Maling Quy Insolvent - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 10 May 1851

WHEREAS a Petition of WILLIAM MALING QUY, at present and for twelve years and upwards last past residing at the parish of Carlton, in the county of Cambridge, licensed victualler, and farming about eleven acres of land, an insolvent Debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Essex, at Saffron Walden, and an interim order for protection from process having been given to the said William Maling Quy, under the provisions of the statutes in that case made and provided, the said William Maling Quy is hereby required to appear in such aforesaid Court on the 27th day of MAY, 1851, at Nin o'clock in the Forenoon precisely, for his first examination touching his debts, estate, and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said statutes. And Notice is hereby given, that the choice of Assignees is to take place at the time so appointed.

All persons indebted to the said William Maling Quy, or who have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Thomas John Barstow, Esquire, Clerk of the said Court, (at the office of the said Court, in Church Street in Saffron Walden aforesaid,) nominated in that behalf by the said Court acting in the matter of the said petition.

Also from the Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 07 June 1851:

In the matter of WILLIAM MALING QUY, at present and for twelve years and upwards last past residing at the parish of Carlton, in the county of Cambridge, licensed victualler, and farming about eleven acres of land, an Insolvent Debtor.

Notice is hearby given, that the County Court of Essex, holden at Saffron Wladen, acting in the matter of this Petition, will proceed to make a Final Order thereon, at the said Court, on WEDNESDAY, the twenty-fifth day of June instant, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon precisely, unless cause be then and there shown to the contrary.


Longevity - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 04 October 1851

WILLINGHAM GREEN (Carlton).- Longevity

The hill country in this neighbourhood has long been remarkable for the long period of existence alloted to its inhabitants. A year or two since a woman lived to the age of 102 in this village, and at the present time a man named Aaron Rivett is 92, and bids fair to arrive at 100. He has one daughter aged 70, living at Twickenham, and so many great-grandchildren that he finds it difficult to reckon them up. Rivett has been a moderate man all his life, fond of his glass, but never to excess. It is said that he has not been so well since he tried to do altogether without it.

The New Religionists - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 04 October 1851

CARLTON. - The New Religionists.

This villages, which has always been remarkable for its quiet population, has for some time past been the scene of considerable excitement bu being paraded by a number of religionists, who seem to belong to no one of the respectable sects of religious dissenters. Late hours were almost unknown until the appearance of these people; and now the breaking into primitive habits has been followed by "larking", such as breaking gates, and what is worse, the offence of fowl-stealing has been lately very prevalent.

Axe and Saw - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 21 February 1852


The license of the "Axe and Saw", Carlton was transferred from Wm.Quy to Woods; and the "Green Hill", Linton, form George Housden to Wm. Salmon.

Abominable offence - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 21 February 1852

Commitments to the Castle.-

... Benjamin Revell, Bradley, charged with having comiitted an abominable offence at the parish of Carlton, assizes. ...

Unnatural Offence at Carlton - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 24 July 1852

UNNATURAL OFFENCE AT CARLTON.- Benjamin Revell (23) was charged with the committal of an abominable offence at Carlton, on the 5th of May. The evidence is of course unfit for publication. Suffice it, then, that the prisoner was found guilty on the clearest evidence, and sentence of death was recorded. He will, or course, be transported for life.

Sale of public houses - Cambridge Independent Press 14 August 1852


The following is a detailed list of the property sold on Friday week, by Mossrs. Wentworth & Son, and which was considered generally, notwithstanding the depreciation in value, of public house property, to have realized good and satisfactory prices. Some few lots, which did not sell, are advertised for sale by private contract :-

... Lot 12.- Rose and Crown beer-shop (a road-side house between Brinkley and Carlton), copyhold; £157. 10s. 0d. ... Website Note: 63 Lots all around Cambridgeshire

Death of Hester Nash - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 11 September 1852

At Chesterton.- Aug. 6, in her 73rd year, Hester, relict of the late Mr. Swan Nash, Carlton Grange, Cambs.

Fire - Cambridge Independent Press 11 December 1852

CARLTON.- Fire.- On Monday night, Dec. 6, a stack of mustard-seed, the produce of about 16 acres. was entirely destroyed by fire, the property belonging to Mr. John Revell, farmer. It was first observed by Mr. Holly, a neighbouring farmer, and was no doubt the work of an incendiary. The stack being situated in the middle of a field where no road or footpath was, they could not procure any water. and it was all consumed. Every exertion has been made on the part of the police to trace the offenders, but without success.

Poaching - Cambridge Independent Press 18 December 1852


James Turner and George Taylor, labourers, Carlton, were brought up by Superintendent Brown and p.c. Dyson, charged with trespassing for game upon land belonging to Colonel Hall, and were fined 1s. and 17s. 6d. expenses each. Paid.

Birth - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 22 January 1853


Jan. 16, at Carlton Rectory, Cambridgeshire, the wife of the Rev. James Richard Rumsey, or a daughter.

Coal donation to Carlton poor - Cambridge Independent Press 12 March 1853

WESTON COLVILLE.- We stated last week, that through the beneficence of the venerable John Hall, Esq., £17, worth of coal was given to the poor of Weston Colville parish. This, however, was a mistake; as it was to Carlton poor, the adjoining parish, that this gift of £17. worth was given. The poor of Weston Colville have annually received from that gentleman's liberality £50. worth or more of coal, and this year the same was increased to £80, besides many other valuable gifts from him and the family.

Furious driving - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 02 April 1853

Richard Paxman, of Great Bradley, Suffolk, was convicted on the information of the Rev. W.S.P. Wilder, of Carlton, with furiously driving his cart on the 26th instant, at Dullingham, and fined 5l, and 17s. 6d. costs; to be paid on or before the 4th April, or to be imprisoned for one calendar month, with hard labour.

Death of Miss Cosby - Cambridge Independent Press 14 May 1853

COSBY - At Mr. Connolly's, Newmarket, on the 11th inst. in her 23rd year, Miss Cosby, niece of the Rev. J. Wilder, Carlton, Cambs.

Wanted School Mistress - Cambridge Independent Press 11 June 1853

WANTED, a MISTRESS for a VILLAGE SCHOOL, capable of managing about 50 Children ; she must have filled a similar situation, Salary: £15. a Year and the Children's Pence. She will have to provide herself with lodgings.- Address: L.L., Post Office, Carlton, Newmarket.

Incendiary fire - The Cambridge Independent Press, Saturday December 24, 1853 (p5)

CARLTON.- Incendiary Fire.- On Wednesday evening week, about nine o'clock, a barn in the occupation of Mr. Revel, of Cockfield farm, was discovered to be on fire, and owing to the wind, coupled with the cunning of the incendiary - he having set fire to the east corner of the barn - the entire premises soon became a prey to the devouring element; indeed, some exertion was required to get the children, ten in number, out before the house took fire. It is fortunate the fire was discovered at the moment it was, as Mr. Revel was preparing to retire to his bed : and had he and his family been asleep at the time, there is no doubt they would have perished in the flames. We believe most of the live stock on the farm was saved, with the exception of a foal which could not be got out. All the dead stock, with the farming implements, except the carts and waggons, were destroyed, as was the household furniture. Mr. Revel is insured in the Imperial Fire Office.

Sermon Published - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 07 January 1854

This Day is Published, price 6d., post-free, 8d., THE BABE OF BETHLEHEM. A SERMON, preached in the Parish Church of Carlton, Cambridgeshire, on Christmas-Day, 1853, by the Rev. G. R. RUMSEY, B.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge, and Curate of Carlton.

London: HATCHARD, 187, Piccadilly. Cambridge: JOHNSON.

Review of Sermon - Cambridge Independent Press 14 January 1854


The babe of Bethlehem.- London : HATCHARD. Cambridge : JOHNSON.

This is an eloquent Sermon, preached in the parish church of Carlton, Cambridgeshire, last Christmas-day, bu the Rev. J. R. Rumsey, B.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge, and Curate of Carlton. The test was from Luke ii, 10, 11, "Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the Ciry of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."

We have great pleasure in extracting the exordium:-

"Christmas has ever been looked upon as a season of festive mirth and of social joy. Its very name seems to be identified with merriment and good cheer. Even in ancient Rome, many, many centuries ago, there were certain days set apart at Christmas (and Christmas-day was one of them), when these old heathens gave themselves up to festivity and frolic. The Law-courts were shut; business was suspended; no war was allowed to be proclaimed. High and low, rich and poor, the proud patrician, and the oppressed slave, them made holiday together. Deeds of cruelty and violence, deeds of tyranny and wrong, were then for a time forgotten : and it would have been a thing to make one's heart glad, to see how these poor slaves enjoyed their passing liberty, and how they welcomed the happy time. The Jaded captive then no longer feared his domineering lord; the hopeless debtor thought not of his exacting creditor; and the cringing client ceased to tremble before his haughty patron. No; 'liberty, fraternity, equality,' was the motto of the day; and they were poor spirits indeed who could not then rejoice.

"But we must not suppose that they rejoiced at the glad tidings of great joy which we announce to you to-day. No, no; the Light which now lighteth every man that cometh into the world had not then shone upon them.

"Why then do we speak to you about by-gone heathen merry-makings, and may be, the riotous excesses of these old heathen carnivals? We do so, dear brethren, to show you how much better off we are than they. We do so, to show you that if they had great reason to enjoy themselves at Christmas, we have infinitely greater; and to teach you that if they had cause to rejoice in their three days' deliverance, far more have we, in our great Deliverer, our Saviour which is Christ the Lord!

"And so, from those days to our own, Christmas has continued to be a joyous time. Now it is that we call closely round as the domestic charities, and the genial sympathies of home. We welcome the roseate holly, and the mistletoes, with its berries like dew-drops or the tears for love. Scattered families and distant friends are again united - rekindling associations that we would not willingly let die, and peopling the mind, as it were, with hallowed memories, for many a year to come. Once more the aged grey-beard, whose days have long since passed the allotted term of threescore years and ten, feels himself a child again, as he sees his children's children clap their tiny hands for joy, or throw them lovingly around his withered neck - like the pliant ivy around the sapless oak. Long may it be before Christian England at this time of the year ceases to be 'merry England' too! Long, long may it be before the heart has grown cold to the teachings of Divine Love;- before his chords fail to find their responsive echo in the burden of the angel's song - 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good-will toward men!'

"And whence, dear brethren, this estatic pleasure, this rapturous delight? It is that to-day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ - the little Babe of Bethlehem!"

Desertion of family - Cambridge Independent Press 18 March 1854

Sessions and Police Intelligence LINTON

March 15 - (Before the Revs. J. Graham, G.Pearson, C.Townley, and W.P. Hamond, Esq)

Wm. Diss, of Carlton, labourer, deserting his family since October last. - One month's imprisonment.

Farm to let - Cambridge Independent Press 22 April 1854

To be Let, with Immediate Possession.

COCKSHEAD FARM, situate in the Parishes of Carlton and Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire, containing 156 Acres. - For particulars apply to Messrs. NOCKOLDS and KING, Land Agents, Saffron Walden, Essex.

Disease - Morning Chronicle, 4th May 1854

State of the public health


There was typhus in Weston and Carlton, Cambridgeshire.


Stolen Shovel - Cambridge Independent Press 27 May 1854


David Symonds, labourer, Brinkley, was charged with stealing a shovel and fork, the property of Mr. Hanslip Long, farmer, Carlton.- Mr. Long, jun. proved having, with p.c. Jackson, searched prisoner's house and found the shovel and fork under his bed. Committed for trial.- He was further charged with stealing a fork belonging to a fellow labourer named Edward Limmer, and committed for trial.

Review of Sermon - Cambridge Independent Press 03 June 1854


The God of Battles. London: HATCHARDS. Cambridge: MACMILLAN.- This is a clever sermon, preached in the parish church of Carlton, Cambridgeshire, on the day of national humiliation, by the Rev. J. R. Rumsey, B.A., the curate of the parish. In Eloquently pleading the cause of the wives and children, the rev. gentleman said -

"Protext the honour and interests of their Queen and country - those whose life-blood is to be the hallowed libation at the shrine of peace, God be their defence and shield, and God bless them! Like the faithful warriors of old, when the war note sounded - 'To your tents, O Israel!' they obeyed - without a word; without a murmur. Ah! how many are there who shall never see their country's sky again; whose kiss, for the last time, has been pressed upon the lips of those they love! How many are there who shall bite the dust in a foreign land, and whose familiar faces shall no more gladden the hearts of their dear wives, or of their darling little ones?

It is for these wives, these little ones, that I now ask your contributions. Remember, you lend to the Lord what you give to your brother-man. 'There is that scattereth,' says the wise man, 'and yet increaseth; and there is that with-holdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat; and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.' And you, my poorer bretheren - you who wear hodden-grey, and have hard, horny hands; you who have fine and feeling hearts under your coarse and threadbare coats - I know that what you may give will not be of your abundance. and that you have t owork hard, very hard, for your daily bread. But cast in your mite, even though it be all your substance. Give your penny, with your prayers, and depend upon it God will accept and bless it. Remember His own words - 'Whoseover shall give to drink unto one of these little ones, a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.' Give somethin then; and as you give it, that God that He has made yous a happier lot then that of many of your countrymen; may be, of many of your friends. You go forth, and pursue your labour and work unti the evening, and return to your homes in quietness and peace. Instead of the trumpet's clang, you hear the lowing of the cattle; and instead of the cries of the dying, the bleating of the sheep.

The lurid smoke of the battle-field arises not before your eyes; but the lark, with his gushing melody, and his heavenward song of praise! But it is to you, my wealthier brethren, who are richer in this world's goods, that I took for the more substantial proofs of your Christian sympathy and love - you to whom have been entrusted the five and ten talents. Freely you have received, and as freely give. I am sure that I shall not appeal in vain to those who have hearts to feel for the sufferings of others, and purses to relieve them. I am sure that I shall not ask in vain of you who own the name of Britons, and whose veins are filled with English blood. It is for your countrymen - your bleeding, dying countrymen - that I am now asking for the earnest of your love. They are fighting your battles, and all they ask you is for lint to stop their bleeding wounds. It is to you they bequeath their wives and little ones. Oh! turn not away from the widow's tears - shut not your ears to the orphan's cries; it is your brother's blood that crieth to you from the ground."

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Auction - Cambridge Independent Press, 1st September 1855

Brinkley and Carlton, Cambridgeshire.

A valuable and Important ESTATE, comprising 47 acres of good, sound ARABLE and PASTURE LAND, with DWELLING-HOUSE and suitable FARM HOMESTEAD.

Mr. E. FEIST Respectfully gives Notice that he has been favoured with Instructions from Mr. Charles Main, the proprietor, to SELL by AUCTION, at the latter end of the present month o September, the above highly valuable and important Property. Further particulars in future advertisements.

Dr. Crosby thrown from horse - Cambridge Independent Press 30th April 1859

STETCHWORTH. - Accident.' - Last Saturday week, as Mr. Crosby, surgeon, of Carlton, was riding through this village, his horse took fright, and, in plunging, threw him with considerable force. He was taken to a house near by, and attended by medical men, who deemed it necessary to defer his removal home till Friday last. We understand that Mr. Crosby is still suffering from the injuries sustained, and that sensibility is but partially restored.

Sale - Bury and Norwich Post, 28 June 1859


PURSUANT to an Order of the High Court of Chancery, made in a Cause of KING v. ISAACSON, with the approbation of the Vice-Chancellor Sir John Stuart, in One Lot, By Mr. Frederick Charles Fitch. the person appointed by the said Judge at the White Hart Hotel, Newmarket, in the County of Cambridge, on Tuesday the 12th day of July 1859, at Three o'clock in the afternoon, a small COPYHOLD ESTATE situate by the Roadside, near the School, in the Parish of Carlton, in the County of Cambridge, consisting of 5 Acres and 2 Roods of Arable Land, let to a Yearly Tenant, at a Rental of £14 per annum. And in another Lot, an ESTATE, near the Village, in the Parish of Burwell, in the County of Cambridge, consisting of Dwelling-house and Agricultural Buildings, and 11 Acres and and 17 Perches of Arable and Pasture LAND, let to a Yearly Tenant, at a rental of £32 per annum, and being Freehold, except as to 1 Rood and 20 Perches Copyhold; should this latter property not be sold in One Lot, it will be divided and re-offered in Two Lots, as in the Particulars of Sale. Alfred Hall, Chief Clerk

Death of Mrs. Crosby - Cambridge Independent Press, 24th September 1859

Deaths. CROSBY - At Carlton, Cambs, on the 16th instant, Mrs. Crosby, wife of J.C.Crosby, Esq, of that village, and Great Bradley, surgeon.

Narrow Escape - Bury and Norwich Post, 6th February 1866


Narrow Escape. - On Monday, the 29th ult., as Mr. Crosby, surgeon, of Carlton Colville, was returning home from Great Bradley, after attending the inquest reported in last week's paper, both he and Mrs. Crosby had a narrow escape of their lives. It seems that Mr. Crosby was driving along a narrow lane called Ox-lane leading from Bradley to Carlton, when (at a spot not far distant from the place where Mr. Nice's carriage was smashed last year by Mr. Blizzard's waggon) he encountered the waggon of Mr. Clover, drawn by four horses, with the driver, as he supposed, fast asleep inside. Not being able to turn his gig round, or to arouse the man, Mr. Crosby immediately jumped out and endeavoured to stop the horses, but being unsuccessful in this, he ran his gig on to the bank and kept guard over his own horse in order to secure Mrs. Crosby from injury. The hind part of the waggon, however, passed so close that it doubled his hat on his head, cut his face and ear, and the nave of the hind wheel caught him on the right hip and jammed him between it and the gig. The horses galloped by, and when the driver got out of his waggon after the occurrence he was evidently the worse for drink. The injuries sustained compelled Mr. Crosby to keep his bed for five days.

Fine Arts - Morning Post, 21st January 1867

Exhibition of the Society of Female Artists.

At the eleventh exhibition of the Society of Female Artists, which was opened at the Gallery in Conduit-street on Saturday, the works on view are more numberous and, speaking generally, of rather higher quality than usual...

... Mrs. Herring sustains the fame of the family by a capital view of "A Farm-yard at Carlton, Cambridgeshire," with groups of horses, cows, poultry, &c. ...

Dr Crosby involved in accident, Bury and Norwich Post 16 February 1869

DULLINGHAM REMARKABLE AND SERIOUS ACCIDENTS. - Some accidents of a very serious nature occurred near this village on Tuesday evening last. Between 6 and 7 o'clock as Mr. Chas. Crozier, bread and biscuit baker, of Newmarket, was returning home from Dullingham, driving a valuable horse and trap, hired of Mr. Alfred King, of the Rutland Arms stable, and when ascending the hill between the King's Head Inn and the Park-lodge entrance, he was met by Mr. Crosby, surgeon, of Carlton, who was also driving a spirited horse in a new gig, and from some unexplained cause a fearful collision ensued. Mr Crozier, anticipating danger, drove as near to the bank as he could, but notwithstanding this Mr. Crosby's vehicle ran into him, smashed both shafts off his cart, which at once turned over, pitching Mr. Crozier upon his head, but the violence of the fall was broken by his hat, so that he escaped with only a shaking and a few bruises. Mr. Crosby, too, was thrown out with considerable force, and sustained very extensive injury. Three of his ribs were broken, and his body was otherwise bruised, his head and face being dreadfully cut, and for some time he remained in a state of insensibility. His horse was very much injured, and one of the shafts of his gig was twisted off. In the midst of this confusion Mr. Mitchell, of Carlton, drove up, and he and his horse and trap were thrown over amongst the debris that obstructed the road, but fortunately neither he nor his horse were hurt. Assistance was immediately procured, and Mr. Crosby was quickly conveyed home by Mr. Mitchell. The mischief, however, did not end here, for finding itself released from the cart, Mr. Crozier's horse dashed off at full speed towards Newmarket, with the detached shafts at his heels, and came in contact with a cart in which were Mr.Gardener, farrier, of Stetchworth, and Miss Bailey, eldest daughter of Mr. Isaac Bailey, of the White Horse Inn, in that parish. Mr. Gardner had his arm broken by being thrown from the cart, and was further much injured. Miss Bailey was also thrown out, and severely cut, sustaining also internal injuries. The sufferers were speedily conveyed home and promptly attended to. Mr. Crozier's horse was knocked down and so severely wounded in the chest by the collision that it was found necessary to send for a horsebox from Newmarket, in which it was conveyed home, and its recovery is very doubtful. We are sorry to add Miss Bailey is so much hurt that she is said to be in a precarious condition. Mr Gardner is progressing favourably, and Mr. Crosby is going on as well as can be expected.

Sale of land and houses - Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 5 March 1870

Carlton, Cambridgeshire A Valuable Small Farm To be sold by auction by Mr. F.C.Fitch.

By order of the Executors of the late Mr. Wm. Howard, at the Axe and Saw Inn, Carlton, on THURSDAY, 17th March next, 1870, at Four o'clock.

The Estate comprises 14 Acres or thereabouts of ARABLE LAND of first-rate quality, with Barn, Stable, and Farm Yard, in the occupation of Mr. Wm. Woods, whose tenancy expires at Michaelmas next, at the rent of 40l. per annum.

Also four TENEMENTS in the several occupations of Mr. Crossby, Mary Ann Symonds, John Hulyer, and one empty, at rents amounting to 12l. per annum. The above Property is situate by the road side adjoining the Axe and Saw Inn, Carlton, and is Copyhold of the Manor of Carlton with Willingham.

Further particulars of H.W.Jackson, Esq., Solicitor, Haverhill; and of the Auctioneer, Baythorne Grove, neat Halstead, Essex.

Marriage of Ellen Crosby - Pall Mall Gazette, 28 October 1871

MARRIAGE: FREEMAN - CROSBY - At Lewisham, Joshua C., son of the late Mr. C. H. Freeman, to Ellen S., daughter of Mr. J.L. Crosby, M.R.C.S., of Carlton, Cambridgeshire, Oct. 24.

Property sale of Dr. Crosby - Bury and Norwich Post, 16 March 1875

NEWMARKET. PROPERTY SALE. - On Tuesday last, at the White Hart, Newmarket, Messrs. Fitch and Son sold by auction the following property, belonging to the late Mr. Crosby, of Carlton :-

Lot 1. Residence, with garden, &c., occupying about two acres; Mr Long, 300l.
Lot 2. Two enclosures of arable land, with four tenements, containing about 17 acres; Mr. Long, 1080l.

Death of John Lescombe Crosby - The London Gazette, August 29, 1876 (p4804)


Pursuant to the, Statute 22nd and 23rd Victoria, chap. 35. NOTICE is hereby given, that all persons having any claims upon-the estate of John Lescombe Crosby, late of Carlton, in the county of Cambridge, Surgeon, deceased (who died on the 25th day of. November, 1874, and whose will was proved by William John Beeton, the executer therein-named, on the 10th day of February, 1875, in the District Registry at. Peterborough of Her Majesty's Court of Probate), are hereby required to send in particulars of their claims to the undersigned on or before the 14th day of October next, after which date the said executor, having regard only to the claims of which he may then have notice, will proceed to distribute the assets of the deceased. - Dated this 23rd day, of August, 1876. HENRY W. JACKSON, Haverhill, Suffolk, Solicitor to the Executor.

Death of Charlotte Pearson - Bury and Norwich Post, 11 March 1879

CARLTON SUDDEN DEATH.- On Saturday night (the 1st inst.), Charlotte Pearson, aged 47 years, wife of a labourer, at Carlton, was taken suddenly ill soon after midnight, and as the poor woman was near her confinement her husband called in a neighbour, and went and informed Dr. Head, of Balsham, who at once came over, but found on his arrival that the woman had died some ten minutes previously. An inquest was held on Monday, at the " Axe and Saw," Carlton, before J.N.Yorke, Esq., and Dr. Head, having given evidence as to the result of a post-mortem examination of the body, the Jury hound a verdict, "Died from natural cause." Deceased leaves six young children.

Strike - Bury and Norwich Post, 18 March 1879

THE LABOURERS' STRIKE.- The men on several farms left off work on Friday week, and the movement has since extended to Weston Colville and Carlton. Altogether the Union men have ceases to work on 14 farms. The local agent for the Labourers' union, Mr. Challis, met the men and paid them at the Black Bull, Borough Green, on Monday, the 10th inst., and the rumour was current in Newmarket on Tuesday, that at their meeting the position was discussed, and Challis suggested that the men should go back to work for 12s. week, with the understanding that the extra shilling should be paid them from the Union funds, but that the men declined this proposal. We cannot, however vouch for the correctness of the rumour. The members of the Farmers' Association met at the Golden Lion Hotel, Newmarket, on Tuesday. No reporters were present, but it is said that it was unanimously resolved that no alteration should be made by the farmers, and that the members concerned in the matter should have the cordial support of the Association. Some new members were elected.

Strike - Bury and Norwich Post, 25 March 1879

THE LABOURERS' STRIKE.- There is no alteration in this matter at present. Mr. Challis, the Agent for the Union, has paid the men again on strike at the Axe and Saw, Carlton, and they are walking about idle. In the meantime the farmers affected by the strike are getting on very well with barley sowing, several young farmers and farmers' sons handling the plough and drill, and in some cases strangers have been brought in.

Sale Lopping's Hall Farm - Bury and Norwich Post, 23 September 1879

Lopping's Hall Farm, Carlton, Cambs.

To be sold by auction, by Mr. J. Carter Jonas,

On Thursday, the 9th October, 1879, by direction of Mr Frederick Olley, who is leaving the above Farm, all the valuable Live & Dead Farming stock, comprising 10 useful horses, a flock of sheep, and implements for a farm of 300 acres, further particulars will appear. Cambridge, September 13th, 1879.

Bury and Norwich Post, 21 October 1879

The Manor of Carlton, with Willingham In the county of Cambridge.

This is to Give Notice of a GENERAL COURT BARON and CUSTOMARY COURT of the Right Honourable THOMAS LORD DACRE, Lord of the said Manor, to be holden for the said Manor of Carlton with Willingham, in the County of Cambridge, on THURSDAY, the Thirtieth day of Octover instant, at Half-past Eleven of the clock in the Forenoon of the same day, at the MANOR HOUSE, in the parish of CARLTON aforesaid. At which time and place the Tenants of the said Manor are personally to appear to pay such Rents and perform such Services as shall be then due and required. And all persons who claim Title to be admitted Tenants to any Lands or Tenements [parcel of the said Manor] are then and there to appear and be respectively admitted thereto accordingly. Dates 11th October, 1879.

E.B.Lindsell, Steward.

Deaths - Bury and Norwich Post, 13 January 1880

On the 7th inst., William Bulbrook Nice of Carlton Hall, aged 82 years.

Shooting a hare - Bury and Norwich Post, 23 March 1880


Frederick Bailey, of Carlton, Cambs., labourer, was charged by Mr. Thos. Buckney, of Little Thurlow, with using a gun on the 4th, for the purpose of killing a hare.- Prisoner pleased guilty, but said he only wounded the hare.- Fined 20s., and 10s. 6d. costs, to be paid within a week.

Suicide at the Axe and Saw - Bury and Norwich Post - 11th May 1880


SUICIDE. - Considerable excitement was occasioned in this village on Sunday Morning by a determined act of self-destruction committed by George Woods, landlord of the Axe and Saw beershop. At about half-past six o'clock the report of a gun was heard by several persons sitting in the house and it was soon ascertained that the landlord had gone down into the cellar and there shot himself with a gun, which he placed close to his right side, inflicting a serious wound. He was picked up and endeavours were made to staunch the blood. Dr. Tandy happened to reach the village soon after, and attended to deceased, but found it to be a hopeless case. Dr. Head, hearing of it, also went, but the poor fellow died about eight o'clock the same evening. Deceased who was 35 years of age, leaves a widow. He was noticed during the day to be moping and gloomy, but otherwise these seems to be no reason for the dreadful act.

Sale of goods - Bury Free Press, 5 June 1880

Wednesday Next. Axe and Saw Inn, Carlton, Cambs. FITCH AND SONS

Have received instructions to Sell by Auction on WEDNESDAY, June 9th, 1880, commencing at Two o'clock in the Afternoon, a useful assortment of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE,

Also a few Lots of FARMING EFFECTS, Tumbril, with Ladders, Grey Cart Mare, Harness and numerous other effects as described in Catalogues which can be obtained of the Auctioneers, Haverhill and Mildenhall. 1672.

Assault - Bury and Norwich Post, 27 July 1880

Charles Williamson, aged 20, Withersfield, labourer was brought up on remand charged with feloniously assaulting Polly Diss, of Carlton, single woman, on the 29th May.- Mr. Freeman, of Haverhill, appeared for the defence.- Committed for trial at Bury Assizes.

Death - Bury and Norwich Post, 2nd August 1881


On the 23rd ult., at Church Farm, Carlton, aged 7 months, ELLA MARGARET, infant daughter of LAWSELL LONG.

Auction of Temple End - Cambridge Independent Press, 15th April 1882

Suffolk On the Borders of Cambridgeshire, in the parishes of Great and Little Thurlow, and Carlton, Cambs. A valuable freehold. MANORIAL ESTATE

In a ring fence, known as the "Temple End" and "West End" Farms, containing 482a. 1r. 35p. Of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture LAND, with two convenient Farm Houses, Homesteads, Farm buildings, and three newly-erected Labourers Cottages thereon, with the Manor or reputed Manor of Temple End and Carlton-cum-Willingham. in Great Thurlow and Little Thirlow, Suffolk and Carlton Cambridgeshire, which


Are instructed by the Trustees of the Rev. William Kyle Westwood Chafy-Chafy TO OFFER FOR SALE BY AUCTION (unles a suitable offer be made by Private Contract), and the Lion Hotle, Cambridge, on SATURDAY, the 29th of April, 1882, at Five o'clocl in the afternoon precisely, in on lot. "Temple End" Farm is in hand, "West End" Farm (148a. 3r. 37p.) is in the occupation of Mrs. Catherine Bailey, a yearly tenant, and the estate has recently let at a rental of £511 per annum.

Particulars, with plan an conditions of sale, may be had of Messrs. CURRIE, WILLIAMS, and WILLIAMS. solicitors, 32, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, W.C.; Messrs. LAWTON and WARNES, solicitors, Eye, Suffolk; or of Messrs. BIDWELL, land agents and surveyors, Ely, and 12, Mill-lane, Cambridge.

Trial of George Cornwall - The Cambridge Chronicle, Friday July 26th, 1889 (p8)

CARLTON cum WILLINGHAM- Concerning the trial of George Cornwall, at the County Quarter Sessions, H. St John Raikes, the counsel for the defence, writes that the prisoner was brought forward under two indictments for assault, and - "On the more serious charge the prisoner was acquitted, while as regards the minor one, I, as his counsel , practically pleaded guilty as there was no defence to it. No suggestion was made by the court in my hearing that the prisoner should be examined as to his sanity, as that question would have been decided before, and not after sentence."

Marriage of Dr. Crosby's daughter - Bury Free Press, 11th October 1890


CLAYDON - CROSBY - October 1st, at Kirtling Church by the Rev. P.J.Watts, Major, the youngest son of Mr. Thomas Claydon, of Bachelor's Hall, Kirtling, to Edith, the youngest daughter of the late Dr. Crosby, of Carlton.

Wanted Yardman - Bury Free Press, 22nd October 1892

Wanted, a married man (no family) as YARDMAN, to live in farmhouse ; must be good drillman and stacker. - Apply to Mr. B. Skelton, Lopham's Hall, Carlton, Cambs.

Drunk in charge of a horse and carriage - Saturday, November the 10th, 1894.

Extraordinary Conduct. - Frederick Pearson coachman, Newmarket, was summoned for being drunk whilst in charge of a horse and carriage, at Brinkley, on Oct. 28th. - Defendant pleased guilty. - Defendant was further charged with illtreating a gelding by overdriving and beating it, and driving it into a ditch, causing its death, at the same time and place.- John Webb said that on that day the defendant drove a party of five to the "Axe & Saw," at Carlton. In the evening they returned from the public-house, and on the way home they found that the defendant was so drunk that they would not stay in the carriage. Defendant drove on after refusing to let witness drive the horse home. Before they left the carriage the defendant whipped the horse severely up the hill.- Supt. Whitechurch said that from information received he went to Mrs. Mason's farm at Westley and there found a landau and horse in a ditch. The horse was dead, and had evidently struggled in the ditch for some time. The horse and carriage had been driven from the road through the farm yard and round the field, and then into the ditch. The hat and stick produced were found in the field; the hat bore defendant's name. The letter (produced), which the defendant acknowledged to be in his handwriting, was written from London, and in it defendant expressed his sorrow to Mr. Chennell, and said he would try and recompense him.- Gordon Chennell said that from information received he went with Supt. Whitechurch to Mrs. Mason's farm, and there saw the horse dead, and the cab on it. He saw the tracks around the field, and he identified the hat as defendant's. He also saw the place in ta straw stack where the man had laid.- Defendant said he was drunk and incapable, but was not guilty of any cruelty.- After consideration in private, the Chairman said the defendant pleaded guilty in the first charge, and they found him guilty in the second case. In both cases he would be sentenced to one month's hard labour.

Drunk in charge of a horse and carriage - Saturday, November the 10th, 1894.

Extraordinary Conduct. - Frederick Pearson coachman, Newmarket, was summoned for being drunk whilst in charge of a horse and carriage, at Brinkley, on Oct. 28th. - Defendant pleased guilty. - Defendant was further charged with illtreating a gelding by overdriving and beating it, and driving it into a ditch, causing its death, at the same time and place.- John Webb said that on that day the defendant drove a party of five to the "Axe & Saw," at Carlton. In the evening they returned from the public-house, and on the way home they found that the defendant was so drunk that they would not stay in the carriage. Defendant drove on after refusing to let witness drive the horse home. Before they left the carriage the defendant whipped the horse severely up the hill.- Supt. Whitechurch said that from information received he went to Mrs. Mason's farm at Westley and there found a landau and horse in a ditch. The horse was dead, and had evidently struggled in the ditch for some time. The horse and carriage had been driven from the road through the farm yard and round the field, and then into the ditch. The hat and stick produced were found in the field; the hat bore defendant's name. The letter (produced), which the defendant acknowledged to be in his handwriting, was written from London, and in it defendant expressed his sorrow to Mr. Chennell, and said he would try and recompense him.- Gordon Chennell said that from information received he went with Supt. Whitechurch to Mrs. Mason's farm, and there saw the horse dead, and the cab on it. He saw the tracks around the field, and he identified the hat as defendant's. He also saw the place in ta straw stack where the man had laid.- Defendant said he was drunk and incapable, but was not guilty of any cruelty.- After consideration in private, the Chairman said the defendant pleaded guilty in the first charge, and they found him guilty in the second case. In both cases he would be sentenced to one month's hard labour.

Suspicious death - The Cambridge Chronicle, Friday February 8, 1895 (p8)

CARLTON.- THE SUSPICIOUS DEATH.- Last night at the "Red Lion," Brinkley, the County Coroner (Mr. A.J. Lyon) resumed the enquiry into the cause of the death of Harry Mayes, the son of George Mayes, a farm horse-keeper, of Carlton. After a lengthy enquiry, the Jury returned a verdict that the deceased died from various wounds on the head, received on the 23rd January, causing concussion of the brain : but how the wounds were produced they were unable to ascertain. The father of the deceased has been arrested on suspicion and will be brought before the Linton Bench at the next sitting.

Egg Stealing - The Herts & Cambs Reporter, 4th February 1898

LINTON Petty Sessions:

William Hullyer, labourer of Carlton, was fined 5s. and £1 5s. costs for stealing two hen's eggs, of the value of 2d., at Carlton, on the 18th ult.

Drunk and Disorderly - The Herts & Cambs Reporter, 13th May 1898

LINTON Petty Sessions:

Charles Parr, of Carlton, porter, under remand, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at that place on May 8th. Fined 1s. 6d. and costs 8s. 6d.

Parr was further charged with assaulting and beating P.c. Davis, and P.c. Whybrow, of Carlton, at the same time and place. Fined 5s. and costs 20s.

Licenses - Chelmsford Chronicle, 2 September 1898

LINTON. Aug. 31.

Justices present - E.J. Mortlock, E.P.Frost, G.Jonas, J.Crampton, F.S.Nichols, and R. Holthum, Esqrs/

Superintendent Everett reported in the division 43 alehouses, 54 beerhouses, and two grocers' licenses, the population being 122 to each licensed house. The various houses had been properly conducted with the exception of the Axe and Saw, Carlton; Wheatsheaf, Duxford; Green Hill, Linton; and Lamb, West Wratting. Ten persons had been convicted of drunkenness, and increase of six as compared with last year.- The occupiers of the above mentioned houses were warned by the bench, and all the licences were then renewed.

Transfer of Public House License - The Herts & Cambs Reporter, 11th November 1898

LINTON Petty Sessions:

The license of the ... ; that of the Axe and Saw, Carlton, from Thomas Kent to Arthur Mower ; ...

Carlton : Agricultural Depression. - Cambridge Independent Press, 11th December 1903

The statement of the affairs of Lawsell Long, a farmer, of Church Farm, Carlton, near Newmarket, who came up for his public examination showed that the liabilities expected to rank are £3,975 0s. 9d.; and the assets £1,843 13s 2d.; leaving a deficiency of £2,131 7s. 7d.

In reply to the Official Receiver the bankrupt stated that he began farming in 1875, when he took over the Church Farm at Carlton from the trustees of his father's estate. He took everything on the farm and paid for them on a valuation, which amounted to £7,000. Towards that he devoted his share in his father's will, which was about £5,000 and his late brother was kind enough to lend him the remainder of the money. He had not kept any books except corn stock books. He repaid his brother the greater portion of the loan about 1878, and it was soon after that his account first showed and overdraft at the bank. The overdraft at the present time was £1,200; it had been gradually going up every year, but it would have been less at the time of the receiving order had the corn been sold. The first time he found himself in difficulties was after the 1893 harvest, when wheat was sold for 16s. per quarter and barley for 18s. His friends helped him, and everything was paid off except the banking overdraft. He had never since been in a position to pay all his creditors and the bank in full. In incurring fresh debts he expected to be able to pay them when he realised his corn and stock. Since September 1st he admitted receiving for corn, etc., various sums amounting to very nearly £500. He added that they had been put in the bank with the exception of a little he had withheld for labour, but the Official Receiver pointed out that the pass book only credited him with having paid in about £350.

After a few more questions the examination was adjourned till the January sitting.

Sale at Church Farm - Cambridge Independent Press, 25th December 1903

In Bankruptcy and under a Distress for Rent. Re Mr. Lawsell Long. CHURCH FARM, CARLTON, AND GLEBE FARM, BRINKLEY, CAMBS. The whole of the Valuable Live and Dead Farming Stock, Comprising 31 HORSES, Viz.: 20 Cart Horses and Mares, 4 two-year-olds, 2 Yearlings, 2 Nags, a Thoroughbred Yearling Filly, a Pony and a Cart Foal. 12 HEAD OF CATTLE, Including 6 Cows, 2 Heifers, 2 Steers, and 2 Calves. 40 Head of SWINE and 11 SHEEP, Also 12 Carts, 2 Waggons, 2 Dogcarts, Hooded Wagonette, 4 Drills, 3 Binders by Hornsby, 8 h.p. Portable Engine by Burrell. Threshing Drum, 2 Elevators, 5-knife Chaff Cutter by Maynard, Seed Drawer, and the usual Implements for the Cultivation of 800 Acres.

To be sold by auction, at the CHURCH FARM, CARLTON, by Mr. J. Winship, On Wednesday, 6th January, 1904, at 10:30 o'clock punctually. On View the Morning of Sale. Catalogues may be had of the Auctioneer, Llandaff Chambers, 4, Regent-street, Cambridge.

The affairs of a Carlton Farmer - Cambridge Independent Press, 22nd January 1904


The examination of Lawsell Long, farmer of Church Farm, Carlton, near Newmarket, which was opened in the December Court, was continued.

Debtor was examined by the Trustee as to what he had done with certain amounts of money, which had been received but not paid to the bank.

Examined by the Official Receiver, debtor said he was tenant of 16 acres of land which belonged to his brother at Carlton. He was not aware that he had ever been described as the owner of that land. The property belonged to the trustees under his father's will, and he had no interest in it. He had paid rent for it up to two years ago.

The examination was closed.

Sale cancelled - Cambridge Independent Press, 1st April 1904

Church Farm, Carlton, Cambs.


Messrs. CHALK

Auctioneers, 11, Alexandra-street, Cambridge, and Linton.

Carlton Farmer's Failure - Cambridge Independent Press, 7th October 1904

Carlton Farmer's Failure

A Deficiency of £18,000

A meeting of the creditors of James Mitchell Robertson, farmer, of Carlton Grange, Carlton, was called at the Official Receiver's Office, on Monday, but, as there was no quorum present, the meeting was adjourned for a week. Debtor's statement of affairs shows that his gross liabilities amount to £20,705 0s. 5d., of which £20,084 14s. 1d. is expected to rank. His assests are estimated to realise £1,379 19s. 8d., leaving a deficiency of £18,704 14s. 5d. The alleged causes of failure are "want of capital, want of labour, and a strange district."

Bankrupt's application - Cambridge Independent Press, 20th June 1905


Lawsell Long, a bankrupt, formerly carrying on business as a farmer at Church Farm, Carlton, near Newmarket, made an application for his discharge. Mr A. J. Lyon, Cambridge, appeared for the applicant.

The Official Receiver (Mr. Cox) read his report on the case. It appeared that in his statement of affairs, liabilities expected to rank were set down at £3,975 0S. 9d. Proofs actually admitted amounted to £4,546 3s. 4d. His assets were estimated to produce £2,519 10s., and they realized £1634 3s. 2d. A first dividend of 4s. had been paid, and a second and final dividend of 6.5d, had been gazetted, but not yet paid. The Official Receiver submitted that bankrupt's assets were not of value equal to ten shillings in the £ on the amount of secured liabilities; that the bankrupt had omitted to keep such books of account as were usual in the business carried on by him, and as sufficiently disclosed his business transactions and financial position within the three years immediately preceding the bankruptcy ; that the bankrupt had continued to trade after knowing himself to be insolvent; that the bankrupt had contracted debts without having at the time any reasonable or probable ground of expectation of being able to pay them; and that the bankrupt had contributed to his bankruptcy by unjustifiable extravagance in living.

Mr. Lyon said they did not dispute the statements contained in the report, but to a large extent, they admitted of explanation. It was true that books of account were not kept except in respect of property sold and of wages, but few farmers kept books of the nature suggested by the Official Receiver. A farmer generally regarded his pass book as his ledger. Bankrupt farmed 1,200 acres, and a bad harvest made a great deal of difference to him. For three years before he failed, he got no profit at all, nor did any farmer he knew, but a good harvest would have made a great deal of difference to him, a difference of £1500. If the harvest of 1903 had been a good one, as it gave promise of being at one time, he would have been able to pay 20s. in the £. Bankrupt knew he was insolvent in January, 1903, but he looked forward to a good harvest to set him right. The Official Receiver reported that bankrupt was extravagant in living. Bankrupt admitted that for some part of the time he lived at the rate of £300 a year, but for the latter part of the three years he did not spend more than £100 a year. As to the account of £105 for beer and wines that has been mentioned, only £30 of that sum represented wines. The bankrupt only consumed a bottle or two of that, and the rest was available for the creditors, for whose benefit it had been realised. As to the beer, farmers generally paid their men at harvest and threshing times partly in beer and partly in money.

Bankrupt gave evidence bearing out his solicitor's statement. He said that the bad harvest of 1903 meant a loss to him of £1,400 or £1,500. The Official Receiver pointed out that even if he had made £1,400 he would still have had £1,400 he could not pay.

Mr. Lyon said the bankrupt had a contingent interest in an estate at Swavesey, which if he outlived his sister, would be worth about £400 a year to him.

Mr. Cox said that many bankrupts in the neighbourhood of Newmarket expected to come into a few thousands next time the Derby was run. (Laughter)

His Honor granted the application, the discharge to be suspended for two years.

Egg Collection - Cambridge Independent Press, 2nd May 1913

EGG COLLECTION. - The teachers and scholars of this school have collected 162 eggs, which were taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital on Saturday last. The parisioners were most generous in giving, and the Secretary-Superintendent has written to the head mistress conveyong the thanks of the committee to all contributors.

Egg Collection - Cambridge Independent Press, 30th April 1915

EGG COLLECTION. - During the past week an egg collection has been made in this village, with the result that on Saturday last 190 eggs were taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital. A most grateful letter of thanks to all contributors has been received by Mrs. Piper from the Secretary-Superintendent of the institution, who expresses her warm appreciation of such a welcome gift. Thanks are also due to Mr. C. Long, who kindly conveyed the eggs to the station.

Call up for Fred Thompson - Cambridge Daily News 05 April 1917

Carlton. The Military called up for review the certificate granted to Frederick Thomas Thompson (28), married, who was granted exemption on the ground that he was employed as a horse-keeper and ploughman by Mr. John A. Brand, of Carlton Hall. - The certificate was withdrawn, and no exemption was granted, as the man had left the employment of Mr. Brand.

Website Note: Frederick Thomas Thompson was killed in action in France on the 12th October 1917.

Helping the Y.M.C.A - Cambridge Independent Press, 30th November 1917

CARLTON - Helping the Y.M.C.A. - During the past week the children attending this school have been helping Lord Kinnard's Y.M.C.A. "ladder" scheme, with the result that the sum of 3s. has been forwarded to the Secretary of the Association.

Empire Day - Cambridge Independent Press, 14th June 1918


EMPIRE DAY. - As the school was closed on Empire Day the celebrations connected with the occasion were held on the King's Birthday. The Union Jack was hoisted in the playground, and the children, all carrying flags, marched round and saluted it. They recited and sang patriotic songs, and during the afternoon Mrs. Gover visited the school and addressed the children in a few well-chosen words, impressing on them their duty to their King and Empire. The proceedings terminated with the singing of the National Anthem. The sum of 7s. 6d. was contributed to the Overseas Empire Fund.

Herbert Hammond prisoner of war: Cambridge Daily News 01 August 1918

CARLTON. Pte. Herbert Hammond. - News has reached the village during the past week that Pte. Herbert Hammond, of the Yorks Regt.. the third son of Mrs. Hammond, is a prisoner of war in German hands. Mrs. Hammond has now two sons who are prisoners of war, an elder brother, Albert, having been captured some months previously. The eldest son is still "somewhere in France."

Website Note: The name Hammond does not appear on the War Memorial which hopefully indicates that all three sons made it home to Carlton.

Wedding - Cambridge Independent Press, 20th June 1919


Driver - Piper.

A very pretty wedding was solmnised in the Parish Church at Carlton on Monday, the 9th inst., the bridegroom being Mr. Arthur Driver, third son of Mr. John Driver, of Cocksedge Farm, and the bride Miss Ruth Piper, only daughter of Mrs. Piper. who has been head-mistress of the village school for many year. The rector (the Rev. A.E.Gover) officiated, and the hymns sung were "O Father, all creating" and "Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us.". The bride, who was given away by her mother, wore a simple dress of soft white silk, with tulle vail and wreath of orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of white carnations and sweet peas, the gift of the bridegroom. She was attended by two grown-up bridesmaids, Miss Lily Driver (sister of the bridegroom) and Miss May Linsey, and two little girls, the Misses Mary and Ellen Cornwell. The two former were attired in dresses of mauve shantung silk, with leghorn hats trimmed ith pale pink, and carried bouquets of pink sweet peas, ties with mauve ribbon. They also wore gold brooches, the gifts of the bridegroom. The little girls were dressed in pale pink collienne, with mob caps to match, and held posies of mauve sweet peas, tied with pink ribbon. They also carried ivry prayer books, the gifts of the bride and bridegroom.

During the signing of the register Mrs. Glover, who presided at the harmonium, plated Medelssohn's Wedding March, and as the party left the church the bells rang out merrily. A reception was afterwards held at the residence of the bride's mother, and the happy couple left later for Brighton, where the honeymoon is being held. The bride travelled in a tussore silk dress, a leghorn hat trimmed with saxe blue, and worn a fawn travelling coat, the gift of the bridegroom.

Appended in a list of the presents: Bride to bridegroom, amethyst tie pin; bridegroom to bride, travelling coat; mother of bride, overmantel, house linen, etc.; mother of bridegroom, dinner service; father of bridegroom, cheque; Miss L. Driver, oak biscuit barrel; Mr. B. Driver and Miss Linsey, brass clock; Messrs. J.H.E.W. and H. Driver, silver plated cake basket; Miss H. Driver, case of tea spoons; Mr. and Mrs. W. Driver, knives; Mr. and Mrs. F. Driver and Kathleen, jam dish; Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Piper, silver sugar basin and sifter; Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Piper, afternoon tea cloth and photo; Rev. A. E. and Mrs. Gover, set of fork and spoons; Mrs. W. F. Gover, shoe lift; scholars and friends and Westley Waterless, Queen Anne tea pot (inscribed) and sugar tongs; friends and scholars at Carlton, hot water jug and cruet; Mr. and Mrs. E. Palmer, pair salt cellars; Miss S. Palmer, tea strainer; Mr. H. Palmer, tobacco jar; Mr. and Mrs. J. Palmer (Diss) Georgian silver sugar tongs; Mrs. and the Misses Perfitt, breakfast cruet; Mrs. Cornwell, sugar basin and toast rack; Mr. amd Mrs. F.H. Cornwell, breakfast cruet; Misses M. and E. Cornwell, cut glass cake stand; Mr. and Mrs. Boorman, linen bed-spread; Miss Gibbs and Mrs. Bourn, silver mounted cut glass scent bottle; all at The Cedars, cheque; Miss Gladys Marsh, pait antique ornaments; Miss A. Brett, table centre; Miss Jordan Jones, handkerchiefs; Miss E. Stubbings, cheese dish; Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, case of tea spoons and sugar tongs; Miss M. Dawson, tray cloth; Mrs. Dawson, string bag; Mrs. and Miss Heath, afternoon tea clothe; Mrs. Radford, sho bag and hair tidy; Mr. and Mrs. Avery: oak framed picture; Mr., Mrs. and Mr. J. Smith, tea cosy, duchesse set and cake stand; Mr., Mrs. and Miss Bricyn, brass lamp; Mr.s Jackson and Miss Mansfield, set of carvers, Miss Crosby, tray cloth and d'oyley; Mr. amd Mrs. R. H. Brown, afternoon tea set; Mrs, Makepeace, book; Mr. George Nice, cheque; Mr. and Mrs. R. Stubbings, bread dish; Mr. and Mrs. M. Haylock, jam dish and spoon; Miss R. Haylock, set of vases; Miss M. Haylock, teas cloth and d'oyleys; Mr. and Mrs. Hill, pair photo frames; Mr., Mrs. and Miss O. Haylock, toast rack; Mr. and Mrs. Long Ivo? and Carl, silver butter dish and knife; Mr. and Mrs. Brand, pair of vases; Mrs. Martin, d'oyley; Mrs. and Miss Marr, butter dish and knofe; Miss Tingey, afternoon tea cloth; Mr. and Mrs. W. Bailey (Elemntoo??) bread board and knife; Mr C. Gralager?, tea pot; Mr. and Mrs. Pearl? duchesse? set; Mr. and Mrs. Read?, flower pot; Mrs. Chambers, wine; Mrs. Cault?, d'oyley.

Assault on girl - Cambridge Independent Press, 3rd September 1920


Smart Fine on Youth Who Insulted a Girl

At the Linton Petty Sessions on Wednesday, before Mr. E.P.Frost (in the chair), the Rev. Canon Thornton, the Rev. C.H. Brocklebank, and Mr.H.Titmarsh. William John Farrant, of Haverhill, described as a butcher's assistant, was summoned for indecently assulting Lily Palmer, of Carton, on August 15th.

Mr R.J.Bendall (Bendall and Sons, Newmarket), prosecuting on behalf of the father of the girl, said the girl was 17 years of age. The facts of the case were, that on Sunday, August 15th, she was walking from Carlton to Bradley to see her uncle. When on the road she saw defendant and another young man, Neither party spoke then, but when complainant got round a bend she heard a bicycle coming behind her, and looking round, she saw defendant. She walked straight on, and in a lonely part of the road defendant came up and asked if he might come with her. The girl said "No, thank you," and went on, but defendant got off his bicycle and took hold of her arms. She started to struggle, and defendant pulled her about and damaged her clothes. The girl was very plucky, and stood up to him and fought until she got away. She then ran down the road, with defendant after her, until she saw a woman named Ethel Stubbens. Defendant then turned and ran away.

Miss Palmer gave evidence bearing out this statement, and said defendant was a perfect stranger to her.

Defendant was then charged, and pleaded not guilty. He elected to be dealt with summarily.

Ethel Stubbens, of Carlton, said at about 3 p.m. on the day in question she was walking towards Bradley, when she met two young men cycling. One of these was defendant. Shortly after this witness heard Lily Palmer running behind her. She appeared frightened, and complained that a young man had insulted her. Her hair was untidy, and her hat was damaged.

P.C. Frederick Stone, stationed at Weston Colville, said he went to Bradley on the Sunday, and saw complainant. While interviewing her he noticed that her arms were red, and she said that was where defendant took hold of her. Witness later saw defendant, who admitted speaking to the girl, but said he did not touch her.

Defendant said he spoke to the young lady and asked if she was going for a walk, She apparently thought she was insulting her, and hit him across the face. He did not touch her at all.

After a short retirement, the magistrates decided that the case was proved against defendant, and he was fined £3, including costs. He was allowed a month to pay.

Sporting Gentlemen Desiring (occasional) ONE HORSE SPECIAL Write enclosing S.A.E. to- UBIQUE, Woodman House, Carlton, Nr. Newmarket, Cambs.

Pilot blinded by snow - Nottingham Evening Post, 9th April 1935



Theory of death dive.

Farm workers described at an inquest at Royston (Herts.) yesterday how they heart an aeroplane apparently in difficulties during a snowstorm.

The inquest was on Mwldwen James Grover, 27, of Carlton, Cambs., a salesman who was discovered dead near a wrecked plane at Kelshall, near Royston, on Friday.

It was stated that Grover has been flying for some years, and on Thursday was on his way from Cambridge to Reading.

Robert Deards, of heath Farm, Kelshall, said he was in a cartshed when a snowstorm came on. He heard an aeroplane approaching and from the sound he judged that it ran into the storm.

Dr. Henry Fox said that the death had occurred at least ten hours previously.

An Air Ministry inspector said that apparently the pilot in retracing his course to get out of the snowfall, lost control of the machine previous to being blinded by the snow. The machine must have struck the ground in a steep dive.

The jury returned a verdict of "Death by misadventure."

The London Gazette, 15th November 1935

List of intestates whose estates will, in the absence of kin, be administered by the treasury solicitor on behalf of the crown:- ...

Boulton (otherwise GROVER). The Mother of Mwldwen Kennedy Boulton (otherwise Mwldwen James Grover), late of Finchley Farm, Carlton, Newmarket, Suffolk, who died at Kelshall, Hitchin, Herts, on 4th April 1935, is requested to apply to the Treasury Solicitor (B.V.), Storey's Gate, London, S.W.1. (Estate about £350.)

Cocksedge farm for sale - Chelmsford Chronicle, 7th April 1950

CARLTON - CAMBS. 7 miles from Newmarket & Haverhill. COCKSEDGE FARM, A Capital Agricultural Occupation extending to about 192 ACRES, with excellent Modern Residence, extensive buildings, including 20 stall Cow-house fitted for machine milking. Loose Boxes, yards, etc.

With vacant possession, which Lacy Scot & Sons are instructed to SELL BY AUCTION at EVERARDS HOTEL, BURY ST. EDMUNDS on WEDNESDAY, 19th APRIL, 1950, at 4p.m. (unless previously sold by provate treaty).

Particulars in due course of the Auctioneers, Lacy Scott & Sons, 3 Hatter Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Tel. 43 : or the Solicitors, Messrs. Bankes Ashton & Co., Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Tel. 20.

Accident on icy road - Bury Free Press, 25th February 1955

Week of accidents on icy roads.

... Another accident was at the White Horse hill at Withersfield, when a cattle float driven by Cyril Read of Carlton, Cambs, was involved in a collision with a lorry belonging to Vitovis and driver by Frederick Amey, of Birdbrook. The Vitovis lorry was damaged. No one was hurt.

Firemen got radio call on way home - Bury Free Press 5th January 1951

While it was returning to Cambridge after dealing with a chimney fire in a West Wratting house, a fire engine was ordered - by radio from headquarters - to go to a farm fire at Lopham's Hall, also in West Wratting.

The second fire destroyed barley straw and damaged two grain elevators.

Independent Press & Chronicle, Friday, November 17, 1961 (p13)

The 98th in their series of articles on Cambridgeshire villages.

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The Times, December 13th, 1984


TAYLOR. - Tragically on December 10, following a racing accident in Hong Kong, Brian Taylor, of Willingham Green Stud, Brinkley, Newmarket. Father of Jane, Kate and Brian junior. Funeral, All Saints Church, Newmarket, 1 pm, December 19. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the Injured Jockeys Fundm, PO Box 9, Newmarket.

Actor's fortune left to partner - Cambridge Evening News, Thursday 10th July 2003

AN ACTOR who died last year has left most of his fortune to his partner. Michael Neville Browning, who lived at Rood Hall, Carlton Green, near Newmarket, has left an estate valued at £1.7 million.

Most of it goes to his long-time partner, Manuel Marrero de Hombre, according to his will published last month.

Mr Browning died, aged 72, in October last year after suffering from cancer.

He also left £5,000 each to Oxfam, Children in Need, Cancer Research UK and Friends of the Earth.

He also had a home in London and had been an actor for about 50 years. He had appeared in the popular 1960s television series The Avengers and also The Famous Five series.

Villagers can now walk this way - Cambridge Evening News 15th March 2004

A NEW pedestrian walkway was officially opened in Carlton at the weekend.

The Carlton Millennium Walkway was constructed in the centre of the village to provide a safe route for pedestrians where there were high banks at the road side.

The Carlton cum Willingham Parish Council project cost £19,150 and involved the moving of some telephone poles.

A grant of £7,400 was awarded from Cambridgeshire County Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council.

The rest of the money was raised through village events including the successful Safari Supper and Carlton Horse Show.

Carlton residents and the parish council toasted the opening of the walkway with a glass of mulled wine.

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