MANSFIELD IN THE NEWS: 1801-3
Source: Nottingham Journal
For these years, all relevant items in the Journal have been summarised or quoted.
N.B. To save space, local agents for products and services such as patent medicines and insurance are only mentioned on a sample basis, and are usually indicated by condensed entries of the form Date: product/agents
Also, lists of rooms in a building, items in a sale etc. are indicated *items*
- 1801 Jan 3: Nottingham Journal/Sheppard, Lockwood, Swann & Robinson.
- 1801 Jan 3: Wanted immediately by Mr Savage of M: apprentice to a surgeon & apothecary. Letters post-paid will be duly answered.
- 1801 Jan 3 (dated Dec 30): Newark-M turnpike. Information will be laid against persons using more horses to pull wagons etc. than allowed by Act of Parliament. G.H.Barlow & E.S.Godfrey, clerks to the trustees, Newark.
- 1801 Jan 3 (+ Jan 10, dated Jan 1): The Rev. W.Bowerbank, headmaster of M Grammar School "receives into his house a limited number of Young Gentlemen, upn easy terms, where he prepares them for the University, Trade &c." School re-opens Jan 22. "A quarter's notice, or compensation for that period, is expected upon any Young Gentleman's leaving School".
- 1801 Jan 3: British Fire Office/Siddon & Watson.
- 1801 Jan 3: Royal Exchange Assurance/Henry Smith.
- 1801 Jan 10: Wanted immediately: journeyman watchmaker; "a good Workman may have constant employment by applying to Benjamin Downs, Watchmaker" M.
- 1801 Jan 10: "Wanted immediately, A Middle-aged MAN of some abilities, and his WIFE, to superintend the Parish Workhouse" at M Woodhouse. "They will reside in the House, to which there are several privileges. The Man will be expected to gather the assessments, and do any other parish business he may be required, to which a handsome salary will be given". Enquiries: John Shippam, constable & overseer of M Woodhouse.
- 1801 Jan 10 (+ Jan 17+31) Auction, Mr Gaskill, Nottingham, Feb 4-5: the unredeemed pledges from Robert & Richard Gresham's shops at Nottingham & M (also from Mr E.Ansell, pawnbroker of Nottingham) *gold & silver watches, silver plate, clothing etc.*
- 1801 Jan 10 (last week): Married at M: Mr Buckland, hosier & Miss Bradley.
- 1801 Jan 17: Clerk to the trustees of the Kirkby-Pinxton turnpike is Mr Toplis.
- 1801 Jan 17 (dated Jan 15): Absconded Dec 1: Wm. Gadsby, apprentice to Joseph Wright, framework knitter of M. Age c18, light coloured hair, c5ft 2in, wore round bound hat, dark coat, thickset waistcoat, leather breeches. None to harbour or employ him [such warnings are given in nearly all similar adverts, and will be omitted here].
- 1801 Jan 17 (dated Jan 15): Run away Jan 12: Wm. Gabbitus, apprentice to Joseph Sansom, framework knitter of M. Age c16, light hair, 5ft 2in, wore light brown coat, black cloth waistcoat, leather breeches.
- 1801 Jan 17 (dated Jan 10, Whitehall): The Lord Chancellor has appointed Francis Vickers of M, gent., to be a Master Extraordinary in the High Court of Chancery.
- 1801 Jan 17 (Mon prev): Quarter Sessions (at Nottingham Shire Hall): Abraham Cutts, alias Daws, convicted of stealng a pair of breeches from Wm. Robinson of M. Permitted to enlist as a soldier.
- 1801 Jan 24 (+to Feb 7): Auction, Swan, Feb 12, 3-5pm: 2 freehold closes called Bury Hill Closes (c10a), occupied by james Simpson. Enquiries: Mr Allen, attorney of Newark.
- 1801 Jan 24 (dated Jan 21): Next M subscription assembly will be on Jan 27.
- 1801 Jan 31 (recently): Married: Mr Bull of the Oaks Farm near M & Miss Naylor of Pleasley Hill.
- 1801 Feb 7: "The Original True Briton" coach (by Willan of London, John Simpson of Nottingham etc.) runs from the Blackmoor's Head, Nottingham, to Leeds (Sun, Wed & Fri, 5am) via M, Chesterfield, Sheffield & Barnsley (also Nottingham-London, Tue, Thu & Sat).
- 1801 Feb 14 (dated Feb 12): Elizabeth, wife of James Walker, labourer of M, was caught pulling down fences of the Rev's John Durham & Wm. Bowerbank. They agree to drop all proceedings on this public acknowledgment of her offence. She signed X. Witness, Wm. Adams.
- 1801 Feb 14: Auction at Sutton in Ashfield, Mar 10, by Mr Greenwood, auctioneer of M: brick-yard at Skegby.
- 1801 Feb 14 (Mon prev): Married at Farnsfield: Mr Tipping of M & Miss Robinson of Inkersall.
- 1801 Feb 21: Creditors of Thomas Marlow of Cuckney should sign deed of assignment lodged with Mr Toplis.
- 1801 Feb 21 (few days prev): Married: Edward Rippon of Watnall & Miss S.Fletcher of M.
- 1801 Feb 28: Auction/Frost, Matlock Bath: estate at Butterley. Enquiries: Samuel Siddon of Pleasley Hill, Samuel Owtram of Sutton in Ashfield or Mr Wragg.
- 1801 Feb 28: Auction, on premises in Sutton in Ashfield, 9-11 Mar: furnishings & livestock. Catalogues from Unwin & Heygate of M, among others.
- 1801 Feb 28: 5th M subscription assembly for dancing & cards to be at Moot Hall, Mar 3.
- 1801 Mar 7 (dated Mar 4): Partnership of Jeffry Brock & Wm. Paulson, surgeons & apothecaries of M, dissolved by mutual consent from Mar 1. Creditors & debtors should contact Paulson.
- 1801 Mar 7: Solicitor to Savile tenants' association for prosecuting felons is Mr Toplis.
- 1801 Mar 7: Sale of household effects at Eastwood, property of Mr Drawater, surgeon, who is moving to M.
- 1801 Mar 21: Mr Newham of Whittington advertises the "wonderful success in his mode of treating diseases". Advice free to the poor, "but if requested to attend upon any one, his charge is one guinea for ten miles or under". He is at Mr Kirkby's, M, on market days (also at Retford on market days).
- 1801 Mar 21: Most of Cock properties (inn + adjoining house's & premises & building land, as Mar 7) have been sold by private contract. Auction of remainder is postponed.
- 1801 Mar 21 (Wed prev): Married at St Mary's, Nottingham: George Wagdin, paper manufacturer of Epperstone & Mrs White, late of M.
- 1801 Mar 28: Sub-distributors of stamps (including Hair Powder Certificate Duty) in Notts. include Peter Sheppard of M.
- 1801 Mar 28 (dated Mar 27): Next M assembly for dancing & cards to be at Moot Hall, Apr 7. dancing from 8 till 1. Stewards, Thomas Naylor & James Heygate.
- 1801 Mar 28: To be peremptorily re-sold at Newark, Apr 13, pursuant to an order in the High Court of Chancery in cases involving the Duke of Newcastle & family: part of the Newcastle estates at M, M Woodhouse & Bathley.
- 1801 Mar 28: M agent for Phoenix Fire Office is Mr Vickers.
- 1801 Apr 4: Drawing-Schools. Mr Browne thanks "his numerous Friends for their liberal support" and announces that his next quarter starts on Monday Apr 6 at the Rev. Thomas Cursham's school (near Sutton), Apr 7 at the Rev Wm. Bowerbank's and Mrs Clarke's in M (also teaches at Heath and Repton). "Particular attention will be paid to Mechanical and Architectural Drawing, where required." 15s per quarter + 10/6 entrance.
- 1801 Apr 4 (dated Mar 29): Tunaley & Fritche's dancing classes: next quarter starts at M on Monday Apr 6 (also at Sutton, Heath, Chesterfield & Nottingham). 1gn per quarter + 1gn entrance.
- 1801 Apr 11: John Brown, turner of M, has absconded. Creditors & debtors to meet at the Blue Bell (James Richardson's) Apr 17, to consider what to do.
- 1801 Apr 25: Ann Handley sent to the County Jail in Nottingham this week by the Rev Mr Becher, for stealing a silk handkerchief, a canvas purse, and a bill of exchange to the value of £20, property of Mr Watson of M.
- 1801 May 2 (+ May 30): Confirmations will be held this year by the Bshop of Ferns, on behalf of the Archbishop of York, at various locations, including M on Jul 3.
- 1801 May 2: The Original Nottingham Coach (from Birmingham, run by Thomas Grey of Nottingham etc.) meets at Nottingham the True Briton (Nottingham-M-Chesterfield-Wakefield-Leeds + Halifax, Harrogate, Ripon, Doncaster, York, Carlisle, Newcastle, Edinburgh & Glasgow) "the only Coach which travels North of England and Scotland".
- 1801 May 2 (+May 16, dated Apr 30): Auction, sometime in July: "Good and Spacious Stone Mansion-House" near M church "fit for the residence of a gentleman's family, or well adapted for a large school". with stable, Yt, large court in front, 2 gardens adjoining (total 2786 sq yd) all occupied by Mrs Clarke; + piece of ground on north of the larger of the gardens (1364 sq yd) occupied by Mr Thrall, with free use of the road on east side of the premises. "The House, by its separate Stair cases and Gardens, is very capable of being divided into two Dwellings". Enquiries: Evans & Middlemore, Nottingham, or of Mr Thrall, builder, M.
- 1801 May 9 (May 3): died suddenly, Mr Ralph Brocksopp, West-gate.
- 1801 May 9 (+May 30-Jun 13): For sale or To Let, immediate entry, house + shop, candle-house, warehouse's, malt office, stables, outbuildings, large yard "entire", garden etc. at M (late owner, deceased "carried on an extensive Business in the Grocery and Chandlery Line for thirty years") with stock, goodwill, fixtures etc. & with or without 3 closes of pasture. "If SOLD, the greater part of the purchase-money may remain (if desired) on security of the premises". "N.B. ...eligibly situated for the carrying on of any extensive Business or Manufactory, as there is room in the Yard for the erection of other requisite Buildings". Enquiries: Mr Brocksopp, M.
- 1801 May 9 (+May 16, dated May 4): Wm. Latham, millwright, "intends carrying on the above Business in all its branches" at M.
- 1801 May 16: Auction, London: estate at Sturton, Lincs + 6 turnpike bonds of £50 each at 5% p.a. interest "most amply secured" on the tolls from the Leadenham-Newark/Kelham-M/Southwell-Oxton road.
- 1801 May 23 (+to Jun 6, dated May 20): Absconded, leaving a wife & family chargeable to M Woodhouse parish: Wm. Coape, labourer, c 5' 10", stout made, "leans forward in his walk and goes rather wide with his legs; talks loud and has a strong voice: he has frequently been employed as a Navigator". Reward 2gns + reasonable expenses on his return to M Woodhouse overseers or lodging in one of HM goals.
- 1801 May 23 (dated May 21): Creditors of John Brown, wood-turner of M, are to meet at his house in M, May 29, 3pm, to consider "the best mode of disposing of his estate and effects".
- 1801 May 30 (+ Jun 6): Auction, Mr Gaskill, Swan, Jul 2, 3pm:
Lot 1: Clarke/Thrall property as May 2.
Lot 2: Oak Tree Close, 5a 0r 8p.
Lot 3: close "on the top of" Lot 2, 4a 1r 26p
Lot 4: close next to the Bottoms, 4a 3r 28p
Lot 5: land in the Bottoms, on east side of road from Back Lane to the Bridge, c1500 sq yd.
Enquiries: as May 2.
- 1801 May 30: To celebrate His Majesty's birthday, the last Subscription Assembly for dancing & cards will be held at the Moot Hall, Jun 4. Dancing begins 8.30 precisely. Stewards, Thos. Naylor & James Heygate.
- 1801 May 30 (+ Jun 13 & onward): A "NEW, ELEGANT, LONG COACH (with GUARDS)": the London & Leeds Royal Mail Coach. Nottingham-Leeds Wed, Fri, Sun mornings; Nottingham-London Tue, Thu & Sat afternoons. Office at the Blackmoor's Head, Nottingham. Reduced fares to London & Leeds: e.g. Nottingham-London £1/10/- inside, 18s outside; Nottingham-Leeds £1/1/- in, 12s out; Nottingham-M 4/6 in, 2/6 out; short pasengers inside 4d per mile, out 2 1/2d per mile.
- 1801 Jun 13: Thos. Gray etc. advertise their "True Briton" coach fare as 2gns Nottingham-London. They pour scorn on their cut-price rivals.
- 1801 Jun 13 (+to Jun 27): Clarke etc. Auction ads (see May 30) now specify Auction/Frost.
- 1801 Jun 13 (+ Jun 20): Auction/Frost, Bowling Green (Thomas Hughes'), Jun 25, 5-7pm: house + malt-office + 2 stables (with chambers over) etc. in Radcliff-gate "all facing the street". Front of malt-office & stables 136ft long, 24ft wide approx. Front of house, with coal-yard& ash-house (all facing street) 58ft in front *house, parlour, pantry, store-room, kitchen (with chamber over), 2 large cellars, 3 chambers, closet, 3 garrets etc.* + garden, 407 sq yd approx. Copyhold, fine certain. Enquiries: Frost or Mr Brock, M.
- 1801 Jun 20 (+Jun 27): Auction, Mr Needham, Swan (Mr Styrrup's), Jul 9, 3pm: small farm at "Beedworth" (+ Jul 4, corrected to "Blidworth").
- 1801 Jun 20: Michael Denman & Wm. Sykes sent to the County Jail in Nottingham by Wm. Boothby & Wm. Watson esq, charged with breaking into the house of Samuel Oliver at M & stealing a quantity of men's & women's shoes, a quantity of dressed calf skins & other dressed leather.
- 1801 Jun 27 (+ Jul 4): WANTED "in a small genteel family, a STEADY middle-aged WOMAN SERVANT. She must understand plain cooking, and the management of a small dairy, where two cows only are kept, and milked at the door. As good wages will be given, an undeniable character will be required." Enquiries: Journal office or Mr Johnson, hosier in M, or Mr Taylor, bookseller in Retford.
- 1801 Jun 27 (Wed se'nnight): Died in London, George Wragg esq, attorney of M.
- 1801 Jul 4 (+ to Jul 18, dated Jul 1): M Grammar School. Rev Bowerbank takes boarders as Jan 3. School resumes Jul 25.
- 1801 Jul 4 (dated Jul 3, Whittington): "TO THE PUBLIC. Mr Newham, a few weeks ago at the Mr Bowles', the Brown Cow, in M, displayed his singular art for healing disorders which baffle the administration of Drugs and the present common mode of Purging, before a great number of respectable gentlemen upon a Young Woman who had nearly lost the use of her arm and the sight of both eyes; her arm, however, is perfectly restored, and almost her sight.... all by a TOUCH! without medicine... But that people may have an oportunity of testing his patients, he shall attend them at the Brown Cow on Mansfield Fair-day, where he attends once a fortnight. There, they may be eye-witnesses of his success; there they may behold the Wonder of the Age..."
- 1801 [Jul 4 (+on...): Coaches from the Blackmoor's Head, Nottingham (J.Simpson etc.) include Nottingham-Birmingham three times weekly; Nottingham-Derby daily; London-Leeds Royal Mail Coach daily & "the elegant Long Coach" thrice weekly (as May 30).]
- 1801 [Jul 4 (+on...): "CHEAP TRAVELLING"; the Original True Briton coach, from the White Lion (Gray etc.) daily to London (£1/10/- inside, 18s out), and to Leeds (£1/1/- in, 12s out) & the north. Also Nottingham-Birmingham via Derby.]
- 1801 Jul 4: To Let, Entry Jul 10: house in Ratcliff-gate "well adapted for either a Shop-keeper or a baker in full trade" *large house, parlour, shop, bakehouse with excellent oven, 2 large cellars, chambers, attics* with stable, large pigsty, garden etc. Enquiries: Mr Greenwood, auctioneer of M.
- 1801 Jul 4: A commission of bankrupt has been awarded against James Evans, hosier, dealer & chapman of M Woodhouse. He is to surrender himself on Jul 13 & 14 + Aug 4 at 11am, at the Punchbowl in Nottingham to make full disclosure of his estate & effects. His creditors should attend to prove their claims, to choose assignees etc. His debtors should contact Mr Middlemore, solicitor of Nottingham.
- 1801 Jul 4 (+ Jul 11): Auction/Frost, on premises, Jul 21, 5-7pm: the Angel pub, M Woodhouse (occupied by John McDonald), with barn, stables, clubroom, outbuildings, gardens, backsides, Yd's, commons etc. Also house & blacksmith's shop adjacent "belonging the said premises" (occupied by George Butler) + malt-office on premises (in possession of H.Banks esq). Total c3a, for sale together or separate. Copyhold, fine certain, "exonerated from the land tax". Enquiries: McDonald.
- 1801 Jul 11: "D.Marcus from Amsterdam extracts Corns or Stone-bruises with the greatest ease and safety..." 1s per corn or 1/6 annual fee. Will attend M, Derby, Loughborough & Leicester every 3 months, or make house calls: contact at Parliament St, Nottingham.
- 1801 Jul 11 (+ Jul 18): Mrs Clarke's Ladies Boarding School re-opens Jul 20. Board, English grammar + needlework £18/18/- yearly; entrance £2/2/-. Day scholars 10s per quarter; entrance 5s. French, dancing, music, drawing & writing "on the usual terms".
- 1801 Jul 11: First notices by debtors in Nottingham town gaol claiming relief under the Act of 41 George III include William Wright, farmer, late of M. (2nd notice Jul 18, 3rd Jul 25).
- 1801 Aug 1 (Sat evening prev): Died at M: James Cook, chemist & druggist "universally lamented by his family & friends".
- 1801 Aug 1: Wanted immediately: journeyman chemist & druggist "...middle-aged..." Apply to Mrs Cook, M.
- 1801 Aug 1: Wanted: "A YOUTH of reputable connections as an APPRENTICE to a CHEMIST and DRUGGIST, with whom a premium will be expected. Apply to Wm. ?Green, chemist & druggist, M Market Place.
- 1801 Aug 1 (dated Jul 30): Absconded Jul 22: George Truelove, apprentice to Thomas Osborn, framework knitter of M. Age 17, 5ft 2in, grey eyes, long face, light slank hair. Wore brown coat, white waistcoat, light thickset breeches, knitted worsted ribbed stockings, shoes tied with leather strings.
- 1801 Aug 1: County Assizes (at Nottingham): Michael Denman & Wm. Sykes sentenced to death for burglary. Not reprieved.
- 1801 Aug 1: Auction, by Mr Gaskill, at his Nottingham sale-room, Aug 5-7: stock & effects of James Evans of M Woodhouse, bankrupt. *coats; cloaks; waistcoats; shoes; stays; men's traveling caps; children's leather & fur caps etc. + woollen cloths; kerseymeres; ?elanies; calimancos; quilted silk & moleskin waistcoat pieces; printed cottons & muslins; sprigged, spotted, striped & plain muslins; Irish cloths etc. + a large quantity of umbrellas & ink stands + other shop goods & stock*. N.B. bankrupts' effects are free from auction duty.
- 1801 Aug 8: Great storm & flooding in Nottingham area: no report from M.
- 1801 Aug 8 (Wed prev): Denman, Sykes & one other "all notorious offenders" executed. They confessed to being involved in a number of recent local robberies "chiefly at the instigation of another person...still at large". "Their conduct while under sentence, was truly penitent... it gives us pleasure to remark that Denman died full of confidence in a glorious salvation." Denman was 31, Sykes only 24; they have "exposed two young widows and several infants to all the consequences of their miserable and untimely death".
- 1801 Aug 8 (dated Aug 7): M-Chesterfield turnpike trustees to meet at the house of Mr Platts, Pleasley, Aug 17, 11am, to pay 1 year's interest to subscribers. La, clerk to the trustees.
- 1801 Aug 15: Wanted in a gentleman's family: Middle-aged, steady & single man-servant capable of taking care of a pair of horses, looking after the kitchen-garden etc. "Handsome wages". Also wanted in the same family, a cook. Enquiries: Mr Sheppard, stationer of M.
- 1801 Aug 15 (dated Aug 14): Lost: yellow & white pointer dog "Dargo". Seen about a week ago in M Woodhouse, believed to be in M area. 1gn reward on delivery to Mr Wm. Smith, Leeming Lane, M or to Mr Lammin of Kneeton. 1gn reward for informant on conviction of anyone detaining the dog after this notice. R.A.Heathcote, East Bridgford.
- 1801 Aug 15 (dated Aug 14): For sale or To Let: 2 house's (one with "well established" shop) in Ratcliffe Gate, occupied by Wm. Denman, will show the property.
- 1801 Aug 22 (dated Aug ?15): In pursuance of Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant, the Deputy Lieutenants at their general meeting have ordered that all Notts. NCO's & militia men "which have been disembodied and shall not have enlisted into His Majesty's Regular Forces" shall assemble at M, Sep 14, noon, to be assigned to militia battalions or corps.
- 1801 Aug 22 (dated Aug 15): General meeting of Notts. lieutenancy to be held at the "Swann Inn", Sep 14, 11am, concerning the above assembly of militia.
- 1801 Aug 22 (dated Aug 21): Militia-men etc. from Nottingham town are also to join the above assembly at M.
- 1801 Sep 5 (dated Sep 2): Dargo (see Aug 15) still missing: lost Jul 24, on the Forest between Oxton & M.
- 1801 Sep 5: Auction, Mr Gaskill, Nottingham, Sep 7: remainder of stock of James Evans (see Aug 1). 6yds printed muslin; muslin gown piece; 4 1/4yds print; 4 waistcoat ?shapes; 2 Barcelona handkerchiefs; 14yds print; 22yds scarlet cloth; 5 made-up coats; 8 1/2yds grey cloth; 9 1/2yds green kerseymere; 9 ditto; 9 1/4 ditto; 6 waistcoat shapes; 6 3/4yds waistcoating; 27 mole-skin waistcoat pieces; 19 3/4yds lace; 6 waistcoat pieces; 35 fur caps; 10 pair women's shoes; 17yds white muslin; 40 inkstands in lots; 5 pair clogs; 9 umbrellas; 5 gent's caps; 1 hair cap; 35 pair shoes in lots; 12 fringed shawls; 35 chldren's leather & fur caps.
- 1801 Sep 19 (+ to Oct 3, dated Sep 17): Auction, Old Eclipse (Thos. Barker's), 15 Oct, 4-7pm, in lots:
stone house in M Woodhouse town centre *2 rooms per floor in front (c15x16ft, 9ft high), large kitchen, scullery, "other convenient offices"* with outbuildings (+ chambers over), malt office & rooms, large barn, stabling- 12 horses, extensive garden with fruit trees, homestead (c2a) & croft (c8a) adjoining. Occupied by Gervas Meakin.
Tenement adjoining. with good garden, in tenure of John Unwin.
Several closes in M Woodhouse (total c90a) mostly in a ring fence, well wooded & watered, conveniently situated. Occupied by George Harvey & others.
Copyhold, fine certain. Enquiries: Mr Vickers.
- 1801 Sep 26: Chesterfield agent for Phoenix Fire Office is Mr Vickers.
- 1801 Sep 26 (+ Oct 3, dated Sep 24): Auction/Frost, on premises of late George Wragg, gent, M, 5-7 Oct, 11am daily (viewing Oct 3, 11-5): all the household furniture, *feather beds & bedding; bedsteads & hangings; mahogany Cr's & tables; "handsome table set" of blue & white plates etc. (total 188 pieces); 2 telescopes; pier & other glasses; mahogany desks & chests of drawers; china & glassware; several carpets; 8-day clock; kitchen furniture; copper, brewing vessels etc.* Catalogue Frost & place of sale.
- 1801 Oct 3: Tunaley & Fritche's next quarter of dancing begins Oct 5 at M (also Nottingham & Chesterfield). Fees as Apr 4. At Nottingham & M, the quarter will end with a ball.
- 1801 Oct 10: To Let by Auction, Southwell, Oct 24: Kelham-M turnpike tolls for 1 year from noon on Nov 22. Let last year "free of every expence" as follows: Kelham gate £208; Farnsfield £170; Oxton £65.
- 1801 Oct 10: Celebrations everywhere of signing of the Preliminaries of Peace, in Paris. At Grantham, illuminations were arranged for Saturday evening. At Newark & M "there were similar rejoicings, the inhabitants vying with each other in forming devices emblematical of the Country's happy retrograde towards Peace and Plenty".
- 1801 Oct 17: Third (sic) M subscription assembly to be at Moot Hall Oct 20.
- 1801 Oct 17: CROWN-INN, MANSFIELD. John Wright "has entered to the above INN, with a choice stock of the best WINES, genuine SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS, &c. N.B. Gentlemen Travellers may depend upon every attention being paid to render the Crown Inn comfortable for their reception".
- 1801 Oct 17: H.Watkinson, at the Green-Dragon Inn, M, thanks the public for past favours and hopes for continued support. He provides "The best WINES, genuine SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS, good BEDS &c. N.B. An Ordinary every day at one o'clock. Excellent STABLING, with proper attendance for Horses".
- 1801 [Oct 17: Peace celebrations everywhere, few specifically described.]
- 1801 Oct 24: "To be disposed of": 2 parish certificates "which will exempt the Purchasers from the service of Parish Offices". Apply to Mr Toplis.
- 1801 Oct 24: A horse found at Nuthall on Oct 2 "has been cried at Nottingham, M & Alfreton, on each Market-Day".
- 1801 Oct 31: Turnpike tolls at Farnsfield & Oxton bars (see Oct 10) To Let by Auction, Southwell, Nov 21.
- 1801 Oct 31 (+ Nov 7): Wanted: 2 or 3 journeymen millwrights; "constant employment, and wages according to merit". Apply to Wm. latham, millwright of M.
- 1801 [Oct 31: Poetic Enigma by "R.B." of Bingham, to find a palindromic name "...Quite new, just rising into fame/ For wisdom in negotiation..."]
- 1801 Nov 7 (Tue prev, dated Oct 29): Lost in M: young white pointer dog with black ticked head, answers to name ?"Civell". Wore collar engraved "The Rev. Thomas Carter, Langwith, Derbyshire". Anyone returning him to Carter or to Mr Boam, Mason's Arms, M, will be well rewarded. Whoever keeps him after this notice will be prosecuted.
- 1801 Nov 7: A county meeting of gentlemen, clergy & other freeholders is to be held at M Moot Hall, Nov 13, noon, to fill the "Vacancy in the Representation of this County" arising from the death of the Hon. Evelyn Pierrepont.
- 1801 Nov 7 (dated Nov 2): Among the answers to last week's enigma is the following, from W. W...t, of M, age 14:
Here comes Master OTTO/ With Peace for his motto./ In England he's welcome indeed;
In negociation/ Without molestation/ Glad tidings has brought us in speed.
Noble Hawksbury's lord,/ Who with OTTO's accord/ To Mars & his train bid defiance;
For OTTO came over/ From Calais to Dover,/ With England to make an alliance
- 1801 Nov 14 (Nov 13): At the County Meeting, with the High Sheriff in the chair, it was moved with a "very handsome and pointed Speech" by Col. Eyre, seconded by John Gally Knight esq. and resolved unanimously by the meeting that the Hon. Charles Herbert Pierrepont should be nominated to fill the vacancy as an M.P. [Includes extract from his acceptance speech to the meeting]
- 1801 Nov 14 (dated Nov 13): Notice of thanks from Pierrepont, written at M.
- 1801 [Nov 14: The election will be held at the Shire Hall, Nottingham, Nov 19]
- 1801 Nov 21: For sale: steam cotton mill at Sutton in Ashfield, due to bankruptcy of John Bacon. Enquiries: Jabez Unwin of M, among others.
- 1801 Nov 21 (dated Nov 17): Second M Subscription Assembly for dancing & cards to be on Nov 24 at Moot Hall. Stewards: Samuel Catlow, James Heygate.
- 1801 Nov 21 (dated Nov 19): Members of the Savile tenants' association for prosecuting felons are to meet at the Swan (John Stirrup's), Nov 26, 10am to audit accounts & pay subscriptions. Signed Mr Toplis, solicitor to the association.
- 1801 [Nov 21: Charles Pierrepont elected at Nottingham by unanimous show of hands]
- 1801 Nov 21: Notice from M for debtors to Mr Drawwater, who recently left Eastwood.
- 1801 Dec 5 (+Dec 12): Auction/Frost, Shirewood Hall (home of the late Col. Kellett), Dec 14,15,16,18, 10am. All the housed furniture etc. *feather beds + bedding; bedsteads & hangings; mahogany Cr's & tables; chests of drawers & other elegant furniture; pier & other glasses; table set of foreign china; several sets of tea china; glassware etc.; telescope; solar & compound microscopes; several guns & pistols; 8-day & table clocks; Turkey & other carpets; table & bed linen; kitchen & other furniture; casks & brewing tubs; glass bottles; waggon & cart; farming utensils; 2 cows; 2 pigs; 2 stacks of hay & 1 of oats etc. (farm stock & implements to be sold Dec 18). Cats from Frost & place of sale. Viewing Fri & Sat before sale.
- 1801 Dec 5: MATRIMONY. Mr David Stephenson, of Leeming Lane, M, "in good business as a Hardware and Toyman, wishes to engage in Matrimony with an agreeable Person, possessing a Fortune of £300 or upwards". Further particulars on personal application or "by letter (post-paid) with real signatures".
- 1801 Dec 5 (+Dec 12, dated Dec 2): To Let for 7 years: farm at M *house; barn; stable; outbuildings; over 100a arable & grass land*. Enquiries: Mr Walkden before Jan 5.
- 1801 [Dec 12: Auction, Mr Gaskell, Nottingham: library of a gentleman deceased: ?=Kellett]
- 1801 Dec 12: Auction/Frost, Queen's Head (John Platts'), Dec 17, 6-8pm, in 5 lots: 62 large elm trees + 5 "cyphers", marked & numbered, now standing in george Stanton's paddock & the water meadows. Enquiries: G.S.
- 1801 Dec 19 (+Jan 9, dated Dec 14): To Let by Auction, Tibshelf, Jan 18: tolls on M (Little Robbin's)- Kelstidge turnpike. Amounts produced last year, clear of expenses, inc. Fackley gate £186/12/2 1/4, Skegby gate £21/5/7 1/2. La, clerk to trustees.
- 1801 Dec 19 (+ Dec 26): Auction, Eclipse (George Cadman's), Jan 4, 3-5pm: "good substantial" smock wind corn mill + house, barn, stable, granary, outbuildings & 3 closes Adj. Occupied by John White. freehold; buildings in good repair; "contiguous" to M town. Enquiries: Mr Walkden.
- 1801 Dec 19: The Lord Chancellor has appointed To a Master Extraordinary in the Court of Chancery.
- 1801 Dec 19: wanted at Pleasley Works: overlooker of a spinning room. Man with family preferred. Enquiries: by letter to "AB" at Nottingham post office.
- 1801 Dec 26: Auction/Frost, Alfreton: house & land there. Enquiries: on premises or to S.Wood, M.
- 1802 Jan 2 (Mon prev): Married: Henry Bell of M & Mrs Curtis of Kneesall Lodge.
- 1802 Jan 9: M Grammar School (Rev W.Bowerbank) re-opens Jan 21.
- 1802 Jan 9 (dated Jan 7): Stolen or strayed from M, Dec 29: Handsome white Pointer dog, c9 months old, as Nov 7 (then found at "Elkeston"). Wore strong leather collar. Inform Mr Boam, Mason's Arms.
- 1802 Jan 9: Wanted immediately, journeyman wood-turner. Enquiries: Mr Richardson, Church St.
- 1802 Jan 23 (+Jan 30 +Mar 13): To Let, Entry Lady Day, "Good Family House"+ garden, coach house, stables, outbuildings, c13a land. Late in possession of Mrs Burden (deceased), now occupied by Major Need. Enquiries: Mr Walkden.
- 1802 Jan 23: Auction/Frost, Alfreton, house there (?as Dec 26) in possession of Mrs Wood. Enquiries: at house or to Mrs Wood at M.
- 1802 Jan 23 (+Jan 30, dated Jan 21): Creditors & debtors late Robert Brocksopp of Kirklington, contact Mr Walkden.
- 1802 Jan 23: Auction, Mr Gaskill, Swan, Feb 11, 3-4pm, in lots: "remarkably rich" meadow & pasture: Upper Windmill Lane Close (3a 3r 10p); Nether W.L.C. (3a 1r); Near W.L.C. (3a 2r) (all occupied by Samuel Kitchener, tenant at will) + Quarry Close (5a 3r 26p) (occupied by Mr Watson, tenant at will). Enquiries: Evans & Middlemore, solicitors of Nottingham, or Mr Green, surveyor of Lenton Abbey.
- 1802 Jan 23: Wanted, a good hand as a filer & fitter-p of cotton machinery. Apply to C.& G.Stanton, M.
- 1802 Jan 23 (Tue prev): Violent wind storms in Notts. caused a "direful event" in M; details not available. Weather now calm & frosty.
- 1802 Jan 23 (Fri prev): Married: Mr Walkden, attorney & Miss Blagg, both of M.
- 1802 Jan 30: Further news on the hurricane. Hundreds of trees blown down in Thoresby & Welbeck parks. Derby area also badly affected some time later. The M disaster was the blowing-in of the roof of a room where a Sunday & day school was held. The pupils escaped but the teacher was buried in the wreckage and was dug out "in a shocking state".
- 1802 Feb 6 (+to Feb 20): For sale, immediate entry or Lady Day: "eligible freehold estate" *"good Family House"; outbuildings; c70a "old inclosed land in a ring fence" Adj* In M parish, c2m from town. Enquiries: Evans & Middlemore, solicitors of Nottingham.
- 1802 Feb 6 (Tue prev): Married at M: Mr Wragg, grocer & Miss Cooke, both of M.
- 1802 Feb 13 (+Feb 27): Auction, Mason's Arms (Mrs Boam's), Mar 4, 4-6pm: "exceeding good" post windmill, c1m from M, with 1 pair French stones + dressing machine. Must be removed from its present site by purchaser. Enquiries: Wm. Bell, M.
- 1802 Feb 13 (+Feb 20, dated Feb 10): Robert Smith "late" of M Woodhouse, is accused of sheep stealing. £10 reward to anyone who brings him to justice, payable on conviction by Wm. Beardall of M Woodhouse. Smith is aged c50, c5ft 7in, with short curled black (Greying) hair. Blind in one eye, stooped shoulders; "chews a deal of tobacco". N.B. Two 4-strike bags (one marked "R.F.", the other striped & marked "J.F.") were found in the possession of a person who says he received them from Smith. These may be reclaimed from the M Woodhouse constable.
- 1802 Feb 13: To Let, immediate entry: "very good" house "in perfect repair" in West Gate, with outbuildings, entire yard, garden. With or without several closes of "good land". Enquiries: Mr Brocksop, M.
- 1802 Feb 27: Garden labourer wanted, also to take care of "a few Greyhounds". Enquiries: Journal office, or Mr Sheppard at M, or Thomas Green at Retford.
- 1802 Feb 27 (Wed prev): Sent to the County Jail in Nottingham by John Need esq: Robert Smith & Sarah Limb, on suspicion of stealing, about 10 months ago, a wedder sheep, property of Wm. Beardall of M Woodhouse.
- 1802 Feb 27 (last week): Died: wife of Peter Wood jnr, hosier of M. Also Mr Herdman of M "who had practised as a surgeon & apothecary upwards of 30 years".
- 1802 Mar 6 (+to Mar 27, dated Mar 4): Auction/Frost, Bowling Green, Apr 1, 2.30pm: 4 closes + small piece of land Adj "some time since used as a Brick-yard", in M, Adj M-Skegby road on south, occupied by Wm. Routh, total c18a 1r 5p. freehold, tenant will show the property, Enquiries: Jamson & Leeson, solicitors of Nottingham.
- 1802 Mar 6: £5000 wanted, "on ample Security". Enquiries: Mr Toplis.
- 1802 Mar 20: County Assizes (at Nottingham): Robert Smith sentenced to death for sheep stealing, but later reprieved. Sarah Limb acquitted.
- 1802 Apr 3: Tunaley & Fritche's dancing resumes at M, Apr 5. Details as prev.
- 1802 Apr 3: County Assizes (at Nottingham): Rev Catlow of M v Willan (one of the Leeds Mail Coach proprietors) to recover £26/10/-, the value of a paper-box containing "sundry articles of female apparel" left with Willan's book-keeper at M to go by coach to Bradford free of charge. Defendant's counsel cited several precedents to show Willan was not liable for loss of any parcel worth over £5 unless declared as such, and insurance paid exclusive of the carriage fee. A witness was produced to prove these were the terms on which Willan carried on his business, and that a notice to that effect was displayed in the Coach-office. Jury found for Willan.
- 1802 Apr 3: "In consequence of the late joyful intelligence, A BALL AND SUPPER Will be given by the Gentlemen of M and it's Neighbourhood" at Moot Hall, Apr 5. Dancing begins 8pm. Stewards, James Heygate & Samuel Catlow. "N.B. Admission Cards for Strangers, 10s 6d each".
- 1802 Apr 3: To cover this season, the noted grey horse "Denmark" (details given), property of John Rhoads of Moor-Green, Greasley (formerly of Francis Hurt esq). At M Thursdays (also at Worksop, Nottingham & Greasley).
- 1802 Apr 3 (+to Apr 17): Pursuant to a decree of the High Court of Chancery in the case of Wragg v Litchfield, creditors of the late Col. John Litchfield of M are to prove their debts before John Ord esq, one of the masters of the said court, at his chambers in London. Signed Ross & Hall, London, for Mr Walkden.
- 1802 Apr 17: Mr West (late principal dancer at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden) intends opening an academy for Dancing at Nottingham, M & Southwell, with classes weekly [more details given]. Charges 18s per quarter. The first 8 applicants pay no entrance fee, all others 10/6. Private tuition also available. In M, Enquiries: Robinson, printer, or at the Queen's Head.
- 1802 Apr 24 (dated Apr 21): T.Gray, White Lion, Nottingham, "has again LOWERED THE PRICE OF POSTING From 1s 3d to 1s per mile... N.B... a REPORT industriously circulated at M &c that the White Lion was shut up, is entirely false."
- 1802 May 8 (+May 15): Deadline for claims by Litchfield's creditors (as Apr 3) is May 28.
- 1802 May 15: Wanted: 3 journeyman shoe makers; 2 for women's & 1 for men's work. Wages according to merit. Apply to Mr Mellors, M.
- 1802 May 22 (+May 29): Notices to creditors of two Sutton in Ashfield businessmen; to contact Mr Walkden.
- 1802 May 22 (+May 29, dated May 20): Wanted: experienced Smith & Joiner, both used to mill work. Apply to Mr Aston at the Old Mill, M. He has to dispose of a Machine or Breaker for preparing Cotton for picking.
- 1802 May 22: H.M. birthday Assembly at Moot Hall, Jun 4, 8.30pm. Stewards as prev.
- 1802 May 29: New translation of Goethe's "Sorrows of Werther" is sold in M by Robinson.
- 1802 Jun 5: Auction/Gaskill, on premises, Jun 10-11, 10am each day: furniture & effects of Mrs Shaw of Ratcliffe Gate. Catalogue Gaskill.
- 1802 Jun 19: "Vital Wine" sold in M by Green, druggist.
- 1802 Jun 26 (+ to Jul 17): For sale: neat stone sashed house at M Woodhouse, with outbuildings, good Walled garden & 6a rich pasture land. Suit small genteel family. immediate entry, Enquiries: Frost.
- 1802 Jul 3: Mar at Coventry Quaker Meeting house: Richard Leaver of M & Miss Ann Newman
- 1802 Jul 3: "Money to place out no approved security" (e.g freehold estate): £500 - £12000. Enquiries: Mr Walkden.
- 1802 Jul 10 (+ to Jul 31): Chesterfield-M turnpike tolls To Let Auction, Pleasley, Aug 16, 1-4pm. Let last year for £756 over expenses. Wm. Lang, clerk.
- 1802 Jul 10 (+ to Jul 24): Auction/Frost, on premises, Jul 26-28, 10am each day: housed furniture etc. of Mrs Wilkinson of M Woodhouse *mahogany chairs; tables; chests of drawers; wardrobes; side-board table; handsome library book-case with glass doors; bedsteads with mahogany posts; chintz & dimity hangings; pier & other glasses; elegant china & glass ware; feather beds & bedding; kitchen & other furniture; brewing tubs; casks etc.* Viewing Sat before sale, 10-7. Cat Frost & place of sale.
- 1802 Jul 17 (+ Jul 24): For sale, together or separate: "large and convenient" house near the Queen's Head, with yard, garden etc. + malt-office & tenement at top of yard. Occupied by Job Brailsford. Entry Michaelmas.
2 closes: 1 in Chesterfield Lane near the milestone (7a), occupied by Wm. Johnson. Other, called Carr Close, in Windmill Lane (4a), occupied by Robert Rimmer.
Entry Lady Day. Enquiries: Frost.
- 1802 [Aug 7: Moore, Maltby, Evans & Middlemore bank to open soon in Nottingham]
- 1802 Aug 7 (Aug 5): County Assizes (at Nottingham): Richard Peck sentenced to 7 years transportation for "simple larceny"; stealing a bundle of cotton, property of R.Burden Esq of M, out of a cart. His accomplice, Isaac Langley, was acquitted.
- 1802 Aug 14: "Just received by P.SHEPPARD" bookseller of M: a fresh supply of Godbold's Vegetable Balsam for the cure of consumptions, asthmas etc. (by N. & S.Godbold, London, more details given, including a selection of the Godbolds' noble customers).
- 1802 Aug 21: The bankruptcy commissioners for James Evans (hosier, dealer & chapman of M Woodhouse) are to meet in Nottingham on Sep 28, to make a dividend of his estate & effects. Creditors who have not already proved their claims must do so at this time. W.R.Middlemore, solicitor.
- 1802 Aug 21: Auction/Frost, Mason's Arms, Sep 2, 4-7pm: 2 houses in Ratcliffe Gate + piece of land at the back (c5ft x 27ft) + outbuildings etc. Occupied by John Denman & Thomas Place. Enquiries: Mr Walkden.
- 1802 Aug 21: Wanted: "An active, steady WOMAN" to superintend house servants. "As there is only a Plain Cook kept, she must understand the arrangement and management of the Table". Good wages. Apply by letter to Wm. Challand, plumber of M.
- 1802 Aug 21 (+ to Sep 4): As there were no bidders at the Chesterfield-M turnpike toll Auction, there will be a fresh Auction at the same place, Sep 27, 1-4pm. Trustees will also elect new members as needed.
- 1802 Sep 11: Auction, Swan: Sep 29, noon:
Lot 1: "Very good, well-built" house in Westgate with shop, candlehouse, warehouses, malt-office, stables, outbuildings, entire large yard & garden.
Lot 2: Lurchill Close, very rich pasture (near Lot 1, c4a including Walled garden).
Lot 3: 2 closes of rich pasture land together in Chesterfield Lane (5a and 2a 2r).
All Co (fine 2s on admission), former property of the late Mr R.Brocksopp. Land Tax has been redeemed. Most of the purchase money may, if desired, remain on security of the premises. Viewing, Mr Brocksopp of M. Enquiries: Mr S.Bolton, Nottingham.
- 1802 Sep 11 (+ to Oct 23): To Let or For sale (furnished or not) immediate entry: "Neat and well-built" stone house, 3 storeys, "lately put into compleat repair", in centre of M Woodhouse. *2 rooms per floor in front (c15 x 16ft, 9ft high), commodious kitchen, scullery, other offices, chambers over* + malt-office & rooms, large barn, stabling- 6 horses, extensive garden with fruit trees + homestead (c2a) & croft (c8a) adjoining. All in possession of George Dawson. Enquiries: Dawson, or Mr Vickers, or Edward Dawson, postmaster in M.
- 1802 Sep 18 (+ to Oct 10): Auction, Oct 13: John Bacon's cotton mill at SA (details given). Enquiries:, among others, Jabez Unwin of M.
- 1802 Sep 18 (+ Sep 26): For sale, immediate entry: house in M, in good repair "in an airy Situation near the Church". *Dining room, Breakfast room, kitchen etc. on ground floor; Drawing room & 3 bedrooms on 1st floor; 4 bedrooms on 2nd floor; garret at top. Inc. fixtures* + stable, garden etc. in possession of Mrs Plumptre. Enquiries: Evans & Middlemore, Nottingham, or Vickers & Woodcock.
- 1802 Sep 18 (+ to Oct 2): Auction/Frost, Green Dragon, Oct 7, 6-8pm:
Lot 1: house in Stockwell Gate "eligibly situated for any person desirous of carrying on an extensive Business", frontage 113ft, with spacious yard, malt-office, stables, outbuildings, garden, orchard adjoining. (total 2238 sq yds) + house adjoining. with appurtenances. Copyhold, occupied by John Wright & Robert Crompton.
Lot 2: Close by Sheepscoure Bridge Lane (c5a 2r). freehold, occupied by Wright.
Lot 3: Stack of hay standing in the above close.
Lot 4: Pew in M church.
Land Tax redeemed on 1 & 2. Enquiries: Charles Stanton, M.
- 1802 Sep 18 (+ Oct 2): Wanted at Pleasley Works: "Sober steady Man" used to filing brass & iron, and fitting up machinery "one who can forge, and has a large Family capable of working in the Mill, will be preferred".
- 1802 Sep 18: Run away: John Caunt, apprentice to Ralph Renshaw, framework knitter of Stockwell Gate. Age 19, 5ft 4in, "stout made, very much pock-marked and large nose". Then wore a light brown coat, old light-coloured waistcoat, bad leather breeches, yarn stockings, strong new shoes. "All reasonable charges" paid to whoever returns him.
- 1802 Sep 18 (Sep 6): Complete peal of 5120 changes of Oxford Treble Bob, 8 in, rung at M church by 8 of the Sheffield society of change-ringers, in 3 hrs 31 min.
- 1802 Sep 25: Nottingham-M turnpike trustees to meet in Nottingham, Oct 16, to consider moving the Daybrook gate nearer to Nottingham. Francis Evans, clerk.
- 1802 Sep 25 (+ Oct 2): Auction/Frost, Queen's Head, Oct 14, 6-8pm: well-built large stone house in the Cockpit, near the Market Place, with garden, large yard, malt-offices, stable, outbuildings + house adjoining. Co, immediate entry, former property of late Richard Whitehouse, malster. Also For sale to purchasers of above if desired: Close in Chesterfield Lane & Close in Windmill Lane (total c10a). Enquiries: Frost.
- 1802 Sep 25: For sale: 2 shares of £100 each in the Nottingham-M turnpike (on which 5% interest has been regularly paid). Enquiries: T.Tollinton, grocer of Nottingham.
- 1802 [Oct 2: Advert for Harrod & Turner's printing office, Houndsgate, Nottingham]
- 1802 Oct 2: To Let, immediate entry: convenient house & outbuildings in Leeming Lane, occupied by Mr Wood, hosier. Enquiries: Mr Walkden.
- 1802 Oct 2 (Mon prev): Inquest at M on Joseph Godfree, labourer. Jury's verdict: "Died by excess of eating and drinking".
- 1802 Oct 16 (+ to Oct 30): Auction, Nottingham, Nov 2: "TO BE ABSOLUTELY SOLD", Bacon's cotton mill, Sutton in Ashfield, as Sep 18. Enquiries: as Sep 18.
- 1802 Oct 23 (+ Oct 30): Auction/Gaskill, Swan, Nov 8, 5pm: 3 closes of "remarkably rich" meadow & pasture at M: Broad Lidget (11a 1r 31p), Far Lidget (3a 1r 9p), Near Lidget (4a 0r 17p). Occupied by Mr Watson (tenant at will). Also 2 closes (7a 0r 10p) occupied by Samuel Kitchener. Enquiries: Evans & Middlemore, Nottingham, or Mr Green, surveyor, Lenton Abbey.
- 1802 Oct 23 (+ Oct 30): Auction/Frost, Queen's Head, Nov 4, 6-8pm:
Lot 1: Close in Chesterfield Lane (c6a) occupied by William Johnson.
Lot 2: Close in Windmill Lane (c4a) occupied by Robert Rimmer.
Copyhold, Entry Lady Day. Enquiries: Frost.
- 1802 Oct 23 (+ Oct 30): For sale: 5 houses with gardens etc. near Mrs Clarke's boarding school + (separately if required) a parcel of land adjoining (c588 sq yds) "very eligible for building upon" directly opposite the Old Cotton Mill in M. Enquiries: Joseph Boam, Mason's Arms, Leeming Lane.
- 1802 Oct 23: Leadenham-Newark-M turnpike tolls To Let Auction, Southwell, Nov 20. Last year let for: Kelham gate £210 over expenses; Farnsfield £155; Oxton £61.
- 1802 Oct 23 (+ Oct 30): Wanted in a cotton mill: experienced overlooker of drawings & rovings, preferably with a family that can work in the mill. Enquiries: T. & J.Heygate, M.
- 1802 Oct 30: Creditors & debtors John Wright, malster of M, should contact the Compting-House of Charles & George Stanton, M.
- 1802 Oct 30: For sale: Close called Jeb's Assart (freehold, c5a), nearly adjoining Nottingham-M turnpike, c1m from M.
- 1802 Oct 30 (+ Nov 6): Auction/Frost, Swan, Nov 11: Mrs Plumptre's house as Sep 18.
- 1802 Nov 6: Nottingham-M turnpike trustees to meet at Nottingham, Nov 13, to decide finally on moving Daybrook gate nearer to Nottingham.
- 1802 Nov 6: Further details of Auction at Swan, Nov 8 (see Oct 23).
Lot 1: Windmill Lane Close (4a 0r 34p) + garden (20p). Occupied by Samuel Kitchener.
Lot 2: Bath Lane Close (3a 1r 5p), occupied by Samuel Kitchener
Lot 3: Far Lidget (2r 25p), occupied by Watson
Lot 4: Far Lidget (2a 3r 32p), occupied by Watson
Lot 5: Near Lidget (4a 0r 21p "with a capital Bed of Stone"), occupied by Watson
Lot 6: Great Lidget (12a 0r 0p, with carriage road right over Lot 5), occupied by Watson
- 1802 Nov 20 (+ to Dec 18): Auction/Frost, 1st week of Feb: various lots of building, paddock & garden ground "eligibly situated" off West Gate. Enquiries: Frost.
- 1802 Nov 27: Nottingham area association offers 100gns reward on conviction of sheep stealers. Members inc. John Need of M, Thomas Walker of Berry Hill.
- 1802 Nov 27 (+ Dec 4): Auction/Frost, Swan, Dec 9, 2pm: £130 secured on the tolls of the Rotherham-Pleasley turnpike. Enquiries: Mr Walkden, or Mr Cradock, solicitor of Loughborough.
- 1802 Dec 4: Mr West (former principal dancer at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden) has opened dancing schools in Nottingham and at "His Academy at the Bowling Green Assembly-Room" in M, open 2 days every 2nd week. Long biographical details given. Fees 18s per quarter + 10/6 entrance. Scholars may begin any week they choose. "No entrance required of any who have learnt before". Private tuition available. The first open afternoon at M for visitors and strangers will be on Dec 15. There will be no holidays until summer. N.B. Boarding-schools punctually attended.
- 1802 Dec 4 (+ Dec 18): M.Bailiff has taken over the Crown Inn & Post House "where he has laid in a choice stock of the best Wines" etc. "N.B. Gentlemen Travellers may depend upon every attention being paid to render the Crown Inn comfortable for their reception ... Neat Post-Chaises, with able Horses and careful Drivers".
- 1802 Dec 4: J.Stirrup of the Swan Inn thanks the public for their past support and announces he has reduced the price of Posting to 1s per mile.
- 1802 Dec 18: B.Robinson, encourged by the success of his printing & bookselling business at M & Alfreton, has taken out a licence to sell by auction real estate, housed & farm goods, livestock etc. Customers "may depend on every exertion being used" for their satisfaction.
- 1802 Dec 18: John Frost jnr announces that, contrary to report, Frost has no intention of giving up the auction business, which they will carry on together.
- 1802 Dec 18 (+ Dec 25): Auction/Frost, on premises, Dec 27: all the machinery at John Bacon's cotton mill, Sutton in Ashfield.
- 1802 Dec 18: Wanted immediately: 2 journeyman joiners & cabinet makers. "Good Workmen, and sober, steady Men, will meet with a constancy of Work". Enquiries: Ashford & Merrill, M.
- 1802 [Dec 25 (Dec 17): Congratulations to Mr West on his Nottingham dancing school open day.]
- 1803 Jan 8 (+ Jan 15): Auction/Frost, Green Dragon, Jan 20, 5-6pm: c50 valuable lots of building & garden ground in "a delightful and healthy situation" by Westgate. The land is staked out to provide "wide and commodious" streets and a variety of plots from 200 to 1000 sq yds. A "valuable stream ... which may be converted to the uses of Bleaching, Dyeing, Tanning &c. with very little expence" runs through the estate. Plans available at offices of To and Frost, and in Nottingham at offices of Mr Stretton & Mr Gaskill.
- 1803 Jan 15 (+ to Feb 5): For sale: 4 closes in M, adjoining M-Skegby road on south, contiguous to one another, with small piece of land adjoining "some time since used as a Brick-Yard" (total 18a 1r 5p). freehold, occupied by Wm. Routh. Tenant will show the property. Enquiries: Mr Walkden or Jamson & Leeson, solicitors of Nottingham.
- 1803 Jan 22 (dated Jan 10): Partnership of John Mark Sellors & Samuel Sellors of M, dealers in Ale, Spirituous Liquors & British Wine, is dissolved by mutual consent. Witness: John Booth.
- 1803 Jan 22 (+ Jan 29): Wanted, in the vicinity of Nottingham, M or Chesterfield: a partnership "in a well-established Business, or the Succession of One desirous of resigning- to the latter, a preference would be given". Contact A.Z., Post-Office, M.
- 1803 Jan 22 (+ Jan 29): Wanted to rent or purchase in Notts. or Derbys: small cotton mill, or other mill for conversion, or a "Station" for one "in an eligible situation". Enquiries: A.Aston, Old Cotton-mill, M.
- 1803 Jan 22 (+ fortnightly to Mar 19): To Let, Entry "on or before" Lady Day: house in Ratcliff-Gate "adapted for a small and genteel Family", late occupied by Mrs Shaw. Enquiries: Mr Walkden.
- 1803 Jan 22: To is attorney for assignees of John Machin of Wellow.
- 1803 Jan 29 (+ to Feb 12): Auction/Frost, on premises, Feb 15, 11am:
Lot 1: Mr G.Dawson's "Good substantial" sashed stone house in M Woodhouse *3 storeys, 2 rooms per floor (16 x 14ft), with kitchen & brewing house adjoining "over which are good Servants' Rooms". Also good malt-offices, barn, stables, outbuildings, Walled garden with fruit trees & kitchen garden at back. Total c1-2a.
Lot 2: Timber, doors & other woodwork of a large barn on Lot 6.
Lot 3: A parcel of tiles.
Lot 4: A parcel of bricks.
Lot 5: Timber of a small barn on Lot 6.
Lot 6: house & outbuildings adjoining Lot 1, with large yard & garden (c 1/2a). Occupied by Mr Harrison.
Lot 7: A brandrick.
Lot 8: Close at back of above premises (c8a 1r).
Entry Mar 25. Viewing, G.Dawson on premises.
- 1803 Feb 12: To be disposed of immediately: Stock, fixtures & "a Number of valuable RECEIPTS" [?= recipes], now belonging to the widow of the late James Cook, chemist & druggist of M, who has chosen not to carry on the business. Shop in "a very desirable part of the Town ... established ... upwards of thirty years". Enquiries: Mrs C, or Robinson.
- 1803 [Feb 12: Auction of furniture etc. at farm of Messrs Hancock & Wakefield, Wilsthrop, Derbys, "who are leaving the premises".]
- 1803 Feb 12 (Jan 19): Run away: Charles Fisher, an apprentice to John Fisher of M. c5ft, fair complexion. Then wore blue short coat, red cloth waistcoat, white flannel breeches & round hat. Anyone harbouring him will be prosecuted by the M Association.
- 1803 Feb 19 (+ to Mar 5): Auction, Bowling Green, Mar 10, 2pm: 4 closes as Jan 15, called the Sand-hill Closes:
Lot 1: 3a 0r 20p.
Lot 2: 4a 0r 8p.
Lot 3 (inc. brick yard): 6a 2r 30p.
Lot 4: 4a 1r 27p.
All freehold, occupied by Wm. Routh, will show the property. Enquiries: Mr Walkden or Jamson & Leeson of Nottingham.
- 1803 Feb 19: To Let by Auction, Southwell, Mar 19: Kelham-M turnpike tolls for 1 year from Apr 6 (details as Nov 23 1802)
- 1803 Feb 26: Creditors & debtors of the late Joseph Tipping of Eakring should contact his executors: James Simpson of M; JOhn MacDonald of M Woodhouse; or Edward Brocklehurst of Bulwell.
- 1803 Feb 26: Auction/Frost, Eakring: a close there. Enquiries: Mr Toplis, among others.
- 1803 Mar 5: To Let, Entry Lady Day or Midsummer: new stone Mansion house in a dry & healthful situation (with an extensive and beautiful view over Sherwood Forest) "next to" M Woodhouse, called Woodhouse Villa, with capital detached stables, Coachhouses, outbuildings, 40a land adjoining. Enquiries: Mr Toplis, or John Coke at Pinxton China Manufactory.
- 1803 Mar 5: Pursuant to a decree of the High Court of Chancery in the case of Wright v Stanton: Creditors of the late Charles Wright of M, gent, should prove their debts forthwith before John Campbell esq, a Master of the said court, at his office in London.
- 1803 Mar 5 (+ Mar 12): For sale: good family house in M parish, c2 miles from the town, with outbuildings + c70a old-inclosed land adjoining, in a ring fence. freehold, immediate entry or Lady Day. Enquiries: Evans & Middlemore, Nottingham.
- 1803 Mar 12: Auction/Robinson, Queen's Head, Mar 17, 7-8pm: 2 houses in Stockwell-gate, opposite Mr Senior's. Each has good cellar, kitchen, pantry, 2 chambers & 2 garrets, + outbuildings. Convenient yard with good pump "nearly new, with a capital spring of water". Occs Mr Ince & Mr Peat, will show the property. Enquiries: Robinson.
- 1803 Mar 12: Auction/Robinson, Queen's Head, Mar 19, 7-8pm: 8 brick & tiled houses & a brickyard near Skegby (details given).
- 1803 Mar 19: Auction/Frost, Farnsfield, Mar 25: land there. Enquiries: Mr Toplis.
- 1803 Mar 19 (dated Mar 15): The Sheriff calls a County Meeting of the Nobility, Gentry & Clergy, at M Moot Hall, Mar 22, noon, "to consider of an Address to our gracious Sovereign on his happy escape from the late traitorous and atrocious Conspiracy..."
- 1803 Mar 26: Auction/Frost, Kirkby, Apr 8: land there inc. brickyard (details given). Enquiries: Mr Toplis.
- 1803 Mar 26 (Mar 22): The congratulatory address (text given) was proposed by the Marquis of Titchfield, seconded by A.H.Eyre Esq, and passed unanimously. It is to be signed by the Sheriff & presented to the King by the county M.P's. The turnout at the meeting was "numerous and most respectable".
- 1803 Apr 9 (+ Apr 16): james Crosland, grocer & liquor dealer of M, thanks past customers and recommends to them his successor Isaac Dodsley. Dodsley is empowered to pay & receive all monies relating to Crosland's business.
- 1803 Apr 9: Catalogues for 2 auctions by Gaskill of Nottingham are available from the Swan.
- 1803 Apr 9 (dated Apr 19!): P.Sheppard, bookseller & stationer "Has just received from the First houses in Town, a large Assortment of elegant PAPER HANGINGS, which will be sold on as low terms as if bought at the Manufactory. A large set of Patterns with Panel Borders, and a few sets of papers (two years old patterns) will be sold at prime cost and under. N.B. A Man of approved abilities may be had to put up the Papers if required."
- 1803 Apr 9: A general meeting of the county Lieutenancy, held at the Swan on Apr 5 "pursuant to notice in the London Gazette", is adjourned to Apr 19 at Newark.
- 1803 Apr 16 (+ to Apr 30): Auction/Frost, Swan, may 5, 3pm: freehold estate in M, c2 miles from town, together or in lots: Footway Close (6a 3r 25p), Lower Jackson Close (5a 1r 10p), Upper Jackson Close (3a 2r 13p), Bexon's Home Close (3a 3r 30p), Bexon's house & garden (30p), Bexon's cellar (4a 1r 38p), Bexon's Pingle (2a 3r 14p), Paddock Pingle (1a 1r 17p), Eyre's Pingle (3a 2r 0p). Mr Neale of Skegby will show the property. Enquiries: Frost or Evans & Middlemore of Nottingham.
- 1803 Apr 23 (dated Apr 22): Following a petition for a county meeting at M to nominate a candidate to replace Lord William Bentinck, who has vacated his seat in Parliament, the Sheriff declares that the meeting will be at the Moot Hall, May 4, noon.
- 1803 Apr 23 (dated Apr 22): A.H.Eyre of Grove asks support for his candidacy as M.P. and requests "that you would make your Sentiments known at the Meeting..."
- 1803 Apr 23 (+ Apr 30): Wanted at Pleasley Works: a sober, steady man who can file brass & iron and has been used to the fitting up of machinery; "if he can forge, the more agreeable".
- 1803 Apr 23 (Thu prev): Died at M, Mrs Brodhurst, widow of Mr Brodhurst of M, age 78.
- 1803 Apr 30 (+ May 7): Just published: "English Exercises; Calculated for the conveniency of the master, and the benefit of the Scholar" by the Rev James Milner, curate at M Woodhouse and writing master, mathematics teacher, English & French teacher in M. Sold by Robinson "printer and bookseller" of M.
- 1803 Apr 30: The county meeting is postponed to May 5, noon.
- 1803 May 7: Wanted: stone masons & joiners to work at Shireoaks church. eq Mr Wilkinson, architect of M Woodhouse.
- 1803 May 7 (May 3): The partnership of Paul Boot jnr & John Wragg, grocers & spirit dealers of M, was dissolved by mutual consent. Boot has resigned his share of the business to John Savage, surgeon of M, who will carry on with Wragg. The new partnership will honour all earlier debts.
- 1803 May 7 (+ to May 21): Auction/Frost, Swan, May 24, 11am: The Lurchill, a close of very rich pasture land at M (nearly 4a) "eligibly situated for building upon", inc. Walled garden. Copyhold, immediate entry, occupied by Mr Brocksopp, Land Tax redeemed. The greater part of the purchase money may remain on security of the premises.
- 1803 May 7 (May 5): "At a very numerous MEETING", A.H.Eyre was adopted unanimously as candidate for M.P. It was also resolved to thank Lord Bentinck for his work as M.P. (details given).
- 1803 May 7 (dated May 5): Eyre's acceptance notice, written at M.
- 1803 May 21 (+ to Jun 4): Advert for Messrs Savage & Wragg, grocers & spirit dealers of West Gate, who have "provided an assortment of choice Articles in the above branches, which they propose selling genuine on the lowest terms" and hope to "merit a continuance of those favours they have so liberally experienced".
- 1803 Jun 4 (+ Jun 18, 2 slightly different versions in the same column!): Auction/Robinson, on premises, Jun 21, 5pm: house near M Woodhouse church, *parlour, Dining Room, kitchen, very good pantry, brewhouse, closet, 2 cellars etc., 3 handsome lodging rooms, 2 servants' lodging rooms, 3 garrets* with large garden with fruit trees in front. Enquiries: owner, Wm. Shepperson.
- 1803 Jun 4 (few days prev): An M staymaker called Wood "in a respectable way of business" hanged himself "in a paroxysm of mental derangement".
- 1803 Jun 4 (dated Jun 3): To Let/immediate entry: "well-known and old-accustomed SHOP" in Church St near the Market Place, lately occupied by William Wood, stay-maker & salesman, in full business at house death. Stock to be disposed of at fair valuation. Enquiries: Mr Outram at Butterley Works; William watson, innkeeper of M; John Greenwood, auctioneer. Creditors & debtors of Wood shuld contact J.Outram or W.Watson by Jul 10.
- 1803 Jun 11: The house & stock of W.Wood has been disposed of.
- 1803 Jun 18 (Jun 14): The partnership of Wm. Mason & Wm. Challand, plumbers & glaziers of M, is dissolved by mutual consent. Creditors & debtors, contact Mason. Witness, Henry Challand.
- 1803 Jun 18: Deadline for Charles Wright's creditors (see Mar 5) is Jul 9.
- 1803 Jun 18: Auction/Robinson, Angel Inn, M Woodhouse, Jun 21, 7pm: crops of standing corn (exempt from duty) in closes, as follows: 3a barley; 4a wheat; 4a barley; 3a 2r pease. Enquiries: John Allcroft of M Woodhouse, will show the property.
- 1803 Jun 18: Stolen or strayed from a close in Chesterfield Lane last Sun night: a light-grey mare, c14 hands high, slightly chafed on the shoulder. "Reasonable charges" paid on return to Mr Wightman jnr.
- 1803 Jul 2 (Apr 9!, notice dated Jun 15): The partnership of Richard Bailiff & Joseph Platts, innkeepers of M, was dissolved by mutual consent.
- 1803 Jul 2: Wanted immediately: 2 journeyman millwrights. Enquiries: Wm. Latham, millwright of M.
- 1803 Jul 2 (+ to Jul 23): Auction/J.Greenwood, Queen's Head, Jul 28, 4-8pm: new-erected post windmill in Sutton in Ashfield. Enquiries: Greenwood or Thomas Wass, millwright.
- 1803 Jul 9 (Jul 5): Assignment: Richard Riley, malster of M, to Samuel Tideswell, blacksmith of M. Creditors & debtors contact Mr Walkden.
- 1803 Jul 9 (+ Jul 16): For sale: 5 "full undivided parts or shares (the whole into eight equal Parts or Shares to be divided) of and in the Broom Closes and Tog Close" near M. Occupied by Henry Taylor. Enquiries: Thomas Salthouse, or Mr Renshaw, attorney of Nottingham.
- 1803 Jul 16 (Tue & Wed prev): The races for the subscription cups for hunters, at M "afforded much good sport". One was won by Mr Hodgkinson of M, the other by Wm. Holdsworth Esq of Farnsfield. "The races attracted a more numerous company than ever was known on the like occasion".
- 1803 Jul 16 (+ to Jul 30): A list of those who, having enrolled in the Notts. Regiment of Militia, failed to turn up, includes William Ginnever, labourer, born at M, age 22, 5ft 6in, light hair, grey eyes, fair complexion (enrolled Jan 31) + Samuel Swift, framework knitter, born at M, age 19, 5ft 6 1/2in, dark brown hair, grey eyes, dark complexion (enrolled Feb 7).
- 1803 Jul 30 (+ Aug 6): Auction/Robinson, on premises, Aug 13: the Old Angel pub at Clowne. Enquiries: Mr Walkden, or William Dickens of M.
- 1803 Jul 30 (+ Aug 6): Auction/Robinson, Mason's Arms, Aug 12, 5-7pm: house in Stockwell gate, with maltkiln, garden, stabling- 2 horses & building lately used as a currier's shop. Copyhold, in possession of William Empson, will show the property. Enquiries: Mr Walkden or William Dickons, M.
- 1803 Jul 30 (dated Jul 29): Following a request by the Grand Jury at the last County Assizes, the sheriff orders a county meeting of gentry etc, at M Moot Hall, Aug 4, noon, "for the purpose of addressing HIS MAJESTY at the present important and awful Crisis".
- 1803 Jul 30: R.Bailiff has taken over the Crown Inn. "Best Wines ... Good Beds" etc. Post Chaises 1s per mile.
- 1803 Jul 30 (Jul 23): 33 present at a meeting of the county Lieutenancy at the Swan, including Urban Hall, H.Rooke and the district commander, Lieutenant-General Gardiner. Divisional lieutenants were appointed: for M area, Hall and the Hon Richard Lumley Savile. They are to arrange with local constables for the provision of lists of men between 15 and 60. There will be an M subdivision meeting at the Swan, Aug 5.
- 1803 Jul 30: Wanted immediately: apprentice to a grocer, tea dealer & chandler. Enquiries: W.Taylor, grocer of M.
- 1803 Jul 30: Duty on post-horses: Persons in various towns in duty district 5 (which includes Leicester, Nottingham, M etc.) have been letting horses for pulling chaises, carts etc. without having obtained licences to do so.
- 1803 Aug 6 (Aug 4): County meeting: A.H.Evans Esq M.P. proposed an address to the King, pledging service in defence of the realm. Seconded by the Hon. C.H.Pierrepont (the other county M.P.) and unanimously agreed by the meeting. There was also a unanimous resolution of thanks to the Sheriff.
- 1803 Aug 20 (Aug 4): taken away by mistake from the White Swan, M: a drab kersey Great-coat (described). Please return to Mr Stirrup at the inn, or Mr W.North of Newark.
- 1803 Aug 20: To is attorney in the bankruptcy of two Chesterfield hosiers [but the case was transferred to a Chesterfield solicitor in Sep].
- 1803 Aug 27: Wanted immediately at M Commercial School: a person qualified to teach writing and arithmetic. Enquiries: Samuel Catlow.
- 1803 Aug 27: Bankrupt: Wm. Peet Challand & William Mason, plumbers, glaziers, dealers & chapmen of M. Must surrender themselves to their commissioners at the Swan, Sep 6 & 7 + Oct 1. Creditors & debtors should contact Mr Vickers, or Wm. Robins of Gray's Inn Place, London.
- 1803 Aug 27: Judicial ruling on a surcharge made by two of the tax commissioners for Broxtowe Hundred. A man living at M kept a horse (used occasionally in his profession and ridden occasionally for pleasure) stabled at a local inn. He provided hay & corn, and paid the innkeeper for the stable & straw. However, he also paid the inn ostler 4s weekly to look after the horse. The local inspector had taxed him for employing a male servant, and two of the three Broxtowe commissioners had confirmed this decision. The judges, however, ruled that the ostler's employer was the innkeeper, and that the appellant should not have been surcharged.
- 1803 Aug 27 (+ to Sep 10): Auction/Robinson: Swan, Sep 12, 5pm: New house in Cock Croft, M, with workshop, shed & spacious yard. Late in possession of Bingley Watson, joiner & cabinet maker. immediate entry, exonerated from Land Tax. Enquiries: Mr Kent, solicitor of M.
- 1803 Sep 10 (+ Aug 17): Trustees of the Leadenham-Newark-M turnpike intend applying for a new Act to widen their powers.
- 1803 Sep 10: Auction/Robinson, Sep 17: Old Angel Inn, Clown (details as Jul 30).
- 1803 Sep 10: Auction/Robinson "peremptorily", Mason's Arms, Sep 16, 5-7pm: house in Stockwell Gate (details as Jul 30).
- 1803 Sep 10 (Apr 29): Run away: Hugh Marr, apprentice to John Renshaw, framework knitter of M. Age c14, fair complexion, scar on forehead. Then wore a long blue coat, old leather breeches & worsted stockings.
- 1803 Sep 17: Chesterfield-M turnpike trustees to meet at Pleasley, Sep 26, 11am, to pay interest and elect new trustees as required. Also to consider a diversion, from the stone marking 6 miles from M, to the north end of Heath. N.B. A Share on the said road will be offered for sale at the meeting. Wm. Lang, clerk.
- 1803 Sep 17: For sale or To Let, immediate entry: house in M Market Place, late occupied by Mr Savage, surgeon. Enquiries: Savage.
- 1803 Sep 17: Auction/Robinson, Mason's Arms, Sep 29, 7pm: 5-storey smock windmill (recently overhauled and fitted with new sails) "on a large gallery" with 3 pair of stones + all machinery & fixtures + stable, Cowhouse, outbuildings, c1r land adjoining (in a "capital Stone wall"). Part of the purchase money may remain on security of the premises. Enquiries: William Bell, M.
- 1803 Sep 17 (+ Sep 24, dated Sep 5): Application is to be made for a Turnpike Act for the road between M and the Ollerton-Worksop turnpike at Carburton, via M Woodhouse, Nettleworth, Market Warsop, Church Warsop, Cuckney and Norton. Godfrey & Tallents, solicitors of Newark.
- 1803 Sep 24: R.Place, plumber & glazier of Stockwell Gate, has taken up the stock in trade of Messrs Mason & Challand, and will carry on their business. He will continue to trade at Farnsfield as usual. "N.B. Engine Pumps and Water Closets upon a new construction, on the shortest notice."
- 1803 Sep 24 (+ Oct 1): Auction/Frost, Queen's Head, Oct 6, 5pm, by order of the assignee of Wm. Mason, bankrupt: house in Stockwell Gate, with shop, stable, barn, spacious yard & outbuildings; Copyhold, late occupied by Mason. + 4 tenements adjoining; Copyhold, occupied by George Clayton, Samuel Stocks, Lewis Mallatrat & John Frost. + close of meadow or pasture near M town (c4a); freehold, now or late in possession of Mason. Enquiries: Mr Vickers.
- 1803 Sep 24 (Tue prev): Married at M: J.Turner of Gleadthorpe & Miss Margaret Senior, daughter of Joshua Senior, hosier "of the same place".
- 1803 Oct 1 (+ to Oct 22): Auction/Gaskill, Crown, Oct 27, 3pm, in 1 or 2 lots: 2 closes together called Tenter Closes (c9a) "extremely well situated for building purposes". Entry Lady Day, occupied by John Rooth, will show the property. Enquiries: Gaskill.
- 1803 Oct 1 (dated Sep 27): War Office lists of officers in volunteer troops include: M Troop of Notts. Gentlemen and Yeomanry Cavalry; Captain, William Boothby Esq; Lieutenant, Francis Vickers gent; Cornet, James Maltby gent.
- 1803 Oct 1 (Tue prev): D.P.Coke Esq "the old and worthy Member for Nottingham" passed through M en route to Durham with the 1st Division of the Derbyshire Supplementary Militia, in which he is Captain. They were welcomed by the ringing of bells etc., and in the evening the inhabitants lit bonfires and held a firework display in the Market Place. On leaving, they were again "cheered by another hearty peel from the bells". The men call Mr Coke "the soldier's friend".
- 1803 Oct 1 (Mon prev): Died after a few days illness: Mrs Paulson, widow of John Paulson of M.
- 1803 Oct 1 (?Sep 30): Died at M this morning: Mr Bromhead, stone-mason of M.
- 1803 Oct 8 (+ Oct 15): Auction/J.Greenwood, Angel M Woodhouse, Oct 12, 4-7pm: c11a land in M Woodhouse, known as North Fields, with grass & good haystack thereon. in possession of Thomas Brooks of M. Enquiries: Brooks or Greenwood. N.B. Half the purchase money may be left on security of the land.
- 1803 Oct 15 (?Oct 13): M fair exceedingly well attended, due to fine weather. Fat cattle down in price; lean, not much change. Cheese £3/8/- to £3/10/- per hundredweight.
- 1803 Oct 15 (Oct 13): Corn prices at M: Wheat 64-66s; Barley 28-29s (a few samples at 30s)
- 1803 Oct 22 (+ Oct 29): Auction/Frost, on premises, Oct 31 & Nov 1, 10am each day: all the housed furniture of the late Mrs paulson, Westgate, M *mahogany chairs & tables, mahogany desks & chests of drawers, bedsteads & hangings, feather beds & bedding, table- and bedstead-linen, pier & other glasses, china etc., neat harpsichord by Kirkman, 1792, carpets, kitchen & other furniture, glass bottles, gig with harness, etc. Catalogue Frost & place of sale. Viewing Sat before sale, 11-5.
- 1803 Oct 22: Bankrupt: Bingley Watson, former carpenter & joiner of M. To surrender to his commissioners at the Swan, Oct 27 & 28 + Nov 29, 11am. Debtors contact Mr Toplis, or John Alexander of London.
- 1803 Oct 22 (Tue prev): Died: John Brailsford, "many years an eminent soap-boiler" in M.
- 1803 Oct 22: Barley & wheat prices similar to Oct 15. Also Oats 24s; Pease 41/4-42s
- 1803 Oct 29 (+ to Nov 12): Debtors to the late George Wragg, attorney of M, must pay his executors immediately, or face action at law.
- 1803 Oct 29: The first M Assembly for dancing & cards is to be at the Moot Hall, Nov 1. Stewards, Messrs Brock & Heygate.
- 1803 Oct 29 (Oct 27): Wheat 56s- 61/4; Barley 30s- 31/6; Oats 28s; Pease 41/4- 42s.
- 1803 Nov 5 (+ fortnightly to Dec 3): For sale: sundry valuable lots of building & garden ground off West Gate (sizes as Jan 8). "The communication with West-gate will be wide and commodious". Plans & details from Mr Toplis, or the Rev. Samuel Catlow.
- 1803 Nov 5: Grain prices unchanged from Oct 29. No further reports.
- 1803 Nov 12 (morning of Nov 10): Married at Lenton: Thomas Naylor of M & Miss Stella Stretton, eldest daughter of Wm. Stretton, architect of Long Row, Nottingham.
- 1803 Nov 26: The Savile Association for the Prosecution of Felons are to meet at the Swan, Dec 1, 10am. Signed Mr Toplis, solicitor to the association.
- 1803 Nov 26 (Mon prev): Married [at Nottingham?]: John Stocks of Elmsley Lodge near Rufford, & Mrs Turner of M. Their combined ages top 130 years.
- 1803 Dec 3: Auction/Robinson, Old Eclipse, Dec 12, 6pm: 2 closes at Sutton in Ashfield. Enquiries: Mr Vickers.
- 1803 Dec 3: A young woman named Ann Unwin, housekeeper to Mr Rawlins, grocer of M, was found dead in the privy. She was in apparent good health at dinner, and was not discovered until about 3 hours afterwards. Coroner's verdict: visitation of God.
- 1803 Dec 3 (Mon prev): Married at M: The Rev Joseph Bull, minister of the dissenting chapel there, & Miss Bristowe, daughter of the late Thomas Bristowe Esq of Worksop.
- 1803 Dec 10 (+ to Dec 24): There is to be a meeting at the Swan, Dec 29, 11am, to consider the proposal for a Turnpike Act for the road between M and Carburton Bridge [see Sep 17].
- 1803 Dec 10: The Sutton in Ashfield closes due for auction Dec 12 have been sold by private contract.
- 1803 Dec 10: Committed to the County Jail in Nottingham by Hayman Rooke Esq: Clement Scott, charged on oath of Sarah Cooke, spinster, with assault at M on Dec 1, with intent to rape.
- 1803 Dec 24: Auction/Robinson, Mason's Arms, Dec 27, 7pm: Pasture close (c4 1/2a) with valuable lmestone under it, in Quarry Lane near the Freestone Quarries. in possession of late John Reynolds. Enquiries: Mr Jefford, or John Wood, M.
[A note elsewhere in this issue announces the close has been sold]
- 1803 Dec 24: Auction/Robinson, on premises, Dec 26, 10am: housed furniture of Mrs Bristow, Stockwell Gate *mahogany dining tables; neat mahogany & other chairs; harpsichord by Kirkman; c500 books in lots; feather beds; bedsteads & hangings; pier & other glasses; assorted kitchen utensils. Viewing Sat before sale, 10-3. Cats from Robinson or place of sale.
- 1803 Dec 31: Auction/Frost, Green Dragon, Jan 12, 6pm: Pasture close near Littleworth (c4a). Copyhold, late in possession of Mr Crosland, now Mr Blagg. Enquiries: Mr Vickers.