MANSFIELD IN THE NEWS: 1818
Source: Nottingham Review
For this year, all relevant items in the Review 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*
- 1818 Jan 2: Dr Bateman's Pectoral Drops/ Langley, Collinson
- 1818 Jan 2: Dr James's Fever Powder & Analeptic Pills/ Barker, Ellis
- 1818 Jan 2: Solomon's Cordial Balm of Gilead/ Langley
- 1818 Jan 2: Warren's Blacking/ W. Sheldon
- 1818 Jan 2: Lignum's Pills/ Langley
- 1818 Jan 2: "At a general Meeting of Insurers with the Norwich Union Insurance Association (residing in M and its Vicinity)" at M Moot Hall, Dec 30, General Hall in the chair, "It was resolved unanimously,
1st. That this meeting highly approves of the Union System of Insurance.
2d. That this meeting, taking into consideration the Advantages resulting to the Insured, from the formation of Local Committees, selected from Members of the Association, deems it advisable that a Committee should be nominated for the M District.
3d. That the following Gentlemen be proposed as Members of the said Committee, and that they be requested to accept the Appointment.
General Hall; Thomas Hallowes Esq., High Sheriff of the County of Derby; Charles Stanton Esq.; John Vessey Esq.; Henry Hollins Esq.; William Pearse Esq.; Thomas Wakefield Jun. Esq.; William Howitt Esq.; Thomas Heygate Esq.; Henry Machin Esq.; Mr William Wragg; Mr Peter Wood; Mr Jabe Mason; Mr R. Watson; Mr William McLellan; Mr Joseph Sturt; Mr Ockley Heathcote; Mr Thomas Brothwell; Mr Joseph Bennett; Mr Benjamin Miller; John Hall, Chairman.
Prepared by Mr Lovell. R. Collinson, Agent.
- 1818 Jan 2: Hickman's Pills [for Lumbago etc.]/ Barker, Ellis
- 1818 Jan 2 (Dec 24): Died at Radmanthwaite, age 67: Mr Becket, late of Bestwood Park
- 1818 Jan 2: Nt. Review/ Langley, Collinson
- 1818 Jan 9: Whitehead's Essence of Mustard/ Robinson, Langley
- 1818 Jan 9: Dixon's Antibilious Pills/ Barker, Ellis
- 1818 Jan 9: Pectoral Balsam of Honey/ Collinson, Langley
- 1818 Jan 9: Pectoral Balsam of Horehound/ Robinson, Collinson
- 1818 Jan 9: Among local agents selling shares in winning State Lottery tickets was Mr Collinson of M, who sold a sixteenth of £20,000
- 1818 Jan 9: Barclay's Asthmatic Candy/ Langley, Collinson
- 1818 9 Jan (dated 7 Jan): Partnership of Joshua Senior & Thomas Senior (trading at M in the cotton spinning & hosiery business as Joshua Senior & Son) is dissolved. C&D contact JS. Witness, William Maltby.
- 1818 9 Jan (dated 6 Jan): Partnership of John Andrews Snr. and John Andrews Jnr. (trading at M as mercers, drapers etc., as John Andrews & Son) was dissolved Dec 1, by mutual consent. C&D contact JA Jnr. or Thomas Brothwell. Witness, John Beckett.
- 1818 9 Jan: "JOHN ANDREWS, SENIOR, RETURNS his sincere Thanks to his numerous Friends, for their liberal Support during the long period he has conducted the above business; and begs to inform them he has resigned in favour of Mr BROTHWELL"
- 1818 9 Jan (dated 6 Jan): "ANDREWS AND BROTHWELL, LINEN AND WOOLLEN DRAPERS, HATTERS, HOSIERS AND HABERDASHERS, RESPECTFULLY announce to their Friends and the Public, that they have considerably enlarged the Shop lately occupied by ANDREWS and SON, where they have united the two Concerns..."
- 1818 9 Jan (6 Jan): Died at M, in his 92nd year: Dr Barney, who, having gained a Diploma from the College of Surgeons in London, was "well known in the principal towns in England... as an Itinerant Physician, by which means he accumulated a considerable sum of money, sufficient to render him comfortable in the decline of life- for the last few years he lived in M, and retained his faculties till the last."
- 1818 Jan 9 (Jan 6): Died at M: Mr Padley, needle-maker of Ratcliffe-gate
- 1818 Jan 16: Marshall's Cerate/ Collinson, Langley
- 1818 Jan 16: Reynolds's Gout Specific/ Collinson
- 1818 Jan 16: Dr Sibly's Solar Tincture/ Langley, Collinson
- 1818 Jan 16: Roche's Embrocation [for whooping cough]/ Langley, Collinson
- 1818 Jan 16: Lignum's Antiscorbutic Drops/ Langley
- 1818 Jan 16: Barclay's Original Ointment [for the itch]/ Langley, Collinson
- 1818 Jan 16 (Wed prev.): Quarter Sessions at County Hall. Ann, wife of John Collinson, pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting George Vickers, overseer of M "in a most violent manner". Sentenced to 6 weeks' hard labour in the House of Correction at Southwell, and to be released only if her husband had found sureties for her to keep the peace for 12 months.
- 1818 Jan 23: Butler's Pectoral Elixir/ Barker, Ellis
- 1818 Jan 23: Dr. Boerhaaven's Infallible Red Pill/ Langley
- 1818 Jan 30: C. Sutton's publications (inc. directory of Nottingham)/ Langley, Collinson
- 1818 Jan 30: Lamb's Real Waterproof Blacking Paste/ Shipman
- 1818 Jan 30 (+to Feb 13) (dated M, 29 Jan): C&D of the late Samuel Walker, nailmaker of M, should contact William Wragg, grocer of M, one of his executors.
- 1818 Feb 6: Towers's Tonic Pills/ Langley
- 1818 Feb 6: Auc/Mr Morley, 19 Feb, 11am, at the Store Room, Church Street, M: 56 valuable silk, two-needle & other Frames, a ten-feet Counter and "a great Quantity of Old Machinery", all one property. Joseph Marshall of M will show the frames. Catalogue from him or Morley from 7 Feb (details in next week's paper).
- 1818 Feb 6 (+ to Feb 20): To Let at M, immediate entry: public house known by the sign of the Duke of Wellington, with stabling, piggeries, and premises occupied as a turner's workshop. "The present occupier is declining Business in consequence of being far advanced in Years". Enquire to John Ashford of Stockwell Gate.
- 1818 Feb 13: Details of Frame sale:
"Purchasers to pay the Auction Daily"
Mr Morley at Carlton Street, Nottingham. Catalogues also available from principal Inns within 30 miles of Nottingham.
15||98||30||34||Silk Knot||George Sansom's, M|
28||173||24||14 1/2||Two Needle||"|
39||285||30||15 1/2||Two Needle||"|
42||327||28||16||"||at Clay's, ?M|
43||333||32||30||"||Valentine Tomkin's, M|
50||395||30||30||"||Thomas Charlton's, M|
51||397||30||30||Silk Knot||Samuel Ward's, M|
52||278||30||30||"||Joseph Bets's, M|
53||398||30||30||"||Thomas Richards's, M|
56||404||32||30||"||George Sansom's, M|
- 1818 Feb 13 (+ Feb 20): Any creditors of the late Isaac Dodsley, grocer & liquor merchant of M, who have not already presented their accounts, should send them to the office of Mr Woodcock, solicitor of M, before Mar 7
- 1818 Feb 13 (Jan 22) (+ Feb 20): At a meeting of the gentlemen of M & vicinity, held at the Moot Hall, to consider establishing a savings bank for the neighrourhood, the Duke of Portland in the chair:
That such a bank be established immediately.
That subscriptions be entered into to defray the necessary Expenses of the Measure"
At an adjourned meeting on Feb 6, rules & regulation were proposed for this institution, under the patronage of the Duke of Portland, president. Thomas Walker Esq., vice president.
Trustees: Major-General Hall; H.G. Knight Esq.; J. Need Esq.; J. Coke Esq.; Wm. Broadhurst Esq.; Rev. T.L. Cursham; James Maltby Esq.; Charles Stanton Esq.; H. Hollins Esq.
Managing Committee: Thomas Walker Esq.; Major-General Hall; J. Coke Esq.; Rev. T.L. Cursham; Rev. Wm. Bowerbank; Rev. William Goodacre; Mr Hollins; Mr Howitt; Mr Wakefield; Mr Heygate; Mr G. Dawson; Mr Chrishop; Mr G. Johnson; Mr Woodcock; Mr J.E. Broadhurst; Mr Rycroft; Mr R. Watson; Mr Wm. Wragg; Mr C. Hurst; Mr Wm. Ellis; Mr Cowlishaw; Mr Humphrey; Mr Stirrup; Mr John Ellis; Mr Joseph Wood; Mr Langley; Mr R. Collinson; Mr Brown; Mr Shipman; Mr John Dodsley
Present Directors: Rev. W. Bowerbank; Mr Heygate; Mr Hollins; Mr C. Hurst
Treasurers: Abney & Maltby. Secretary: Mr Abraham Booth. Clerk: Thomas Norledge
Donors: Duke of Portland £10; Thomas Walker Esq. 5 guineas; D'Ewes Coke Esq. 2gns; Major General Hall 2gns; John Need Esq. 2gns; W. Brodhurst Esq. 2gns; General Need 2gns; Messrs. Abney & Maltby 2gns; Mr Francis Wakefield 1gn; Mr H. Hollins 1gn; Mr C. Stanton 1gn; Mr J. Heywood 1gn; John Coke Esq. 1gn; Mr Thomas Heygate 1gn; Mr George Walkden 1gn; Mr S. Jenken 1gn; Mr J.S. Wilkinson 1gn; Mr J. Dodsley 1gn; Mr J. Heygate 1gn; Messrs Wylde & Bolger 2gns; Mr J. Mason 1gn; Mr G. Dawson 1gn; Mr Thomas Watson 1gn; Mr Wm. Paulson 1gn; Mr Wm. Chrishop 1gn; Mr George Johnson 1gn; Mr J. Fisher 1gn; Mr Wm. Woodcock 1gn; Mr Wm. Howitt 1gn; Mr Richard Parsons 1gn; Mr J.E. Brodhurst 1gn; Mr J. Vessey 1gn; Mr J. Parkinson Jun. 1gn; Mr Henry Sleight 1gn; Mr Emanuel Howett 1gn; Mr Geo. Cartwright 1gn; Mr George Flower 1gn; Mr J.A South 1gn; Mr J. Andrews 1gn; Mr Thomas Rycroft 1gn; Mr J. Senior 1gn; Mr S. Shore 1gn; Mr R. Collinson 1/2gn; Mr S. Stirrup 1/2gn; Mr Robert Watson 1gn; Mr T.H. Swymmer 1gn; Mr C. Hurst 1gn; Mr Joseph Hurt 1gn; Mr Joseph Wood 1/2gn; Mr H. Cowlishaw 1gn; Mr William Wragg 1/2gn; Mr F. Humphrey 1gn; The Hon. Col. Lumley 1gn; Mr Wm. Johnson 1gn; Mr Wm. Wilkinson 1gn; Mr Wm. Pearsce 1gn; Mr Abraham Booth 1gn; H.G. Knight Esq. 3gn; The Rev. Guy Bryan 1gn; Mr George Langley 1/2gn; Mrs Elizabeth Wright 1gn; Mrs C. Ellis 1gn; Rev. T.L. Cursham 1gn; Mr William Ellis 1gn; Rev. W. Bowerbank 1/2gn; Mr S. Siddon 1gn; Mr J. Wright 1gn; Mr J. Brown 1/2gn; Mr Thomas Shipman 1/2gn; Mrs A. Lindley 2; Mrs Travis 1gn.
The date of opening, and any further subscriptions received, will be published in a future paper.
- 1818 Feb 13: Nottingham-M turnpike trustees to meet at the Black-Moor's Head Inn, Nottingham, 25 Feb, 11am
- 1818 Feb 20 (dated Feb 19): House & land for sale by auction in Farnsfield; enquire to Mr Woodcock, solicitor in M.
- 1818 Feb 27: Roche's Embrocation [for hooping cough]/ Collinson, Langley
- 1818 Feb 27: For sale by auction by Mr Robinson of Leeming Street, M, at the Swan, Sutton in Ashfield, Mar 24: a number of houses in 6 lots [details given].
- 1818 Feb 27: New donations to the Savings Bank: Duke of Newcastle £10; Mr Richard Parkinson 1gn; Mr Paul Boot 1gn; Messrs. Featherston & Co. 1/2gn.
The bank will open on Mondays from Mar 9, 11am-1pm at the Swan Inn.
- 1818 Mar 6: M Savings Bank, new donations: Mr John Rooth Cursham, 1/2gn; Rev S. Martin 1gn
- 1818 Mar 6 (Wed eve prev.): Storm across southern Britain caused considerable damage around Nottingham, uprooting trees, blowing slates off roofs etc. "At Leicester and M also the storm was very violent, and attended with similar effects to those experienced in this town".
- 1818 Mar 6: Letter on "Religious Instruction to the Insane":
To the printer of the Nottingham Review.
Sir- It is the opinion of many medical practitioners, that much attention to religion is prejudicial to the bodies, as well as the minds of men, especially when labouring under disease; and I presume it is from this motive, that the visits of pious persons are so generally prohibited from the chambers of the sick. But, Sir, from many years' observation and attention to the subject, I am of opinion this idea is erroneous and false, and have ever observed, where the tranquillizing influence of religion has been possessed, there the power of medicine has had the most undisturbed effect and efficiency..." [Goes on to quote examples from this month's "Evangelical Magazine"]
A Friend to Piety, And one who sympathises for the Insane.
Mansfield, March 4, 1818
- 1818 Mar 13 (Dated M, 5 Mar): To Let by Ticket: Farm houses at Everton. Enquire to the Rev T.L. Cursham, Mansfield, Mr J.A. Stevens, Bolsover, or Mr Toplis, solicitor, Mansfield.
- 1818 Mar 13 (Dated Mar 12): The letting of the farms at Everton has been postponed until further notice. Thos. L. Cursham, acting trustee of the estates of which the said farms are part.
- 1818 Mar 20 (+ Mar 27, dated M, Mar 6): Auction by Mr Ashford at the Queen's Head, M, 6pm, Apr 2: 4 houses or tenements, a nail-maker's shop and stable, in Stockwell Gate, occupied by William Bingham, Thomas Hollins, Bryan Howitt, Hannah Walker & John Walker.
4 other houses or tenements, 2 with gardens attached, in Bancroft Lane, occupied by James Hurst, John Marshall, George Storey & William Weightman.
All copyhold, enquire to Mr Woodcock, solicitor of M.
- 1818 Mar 20: Norwich & National Union Insurance/ Mr R. Collinson
- 1818 Mar 20 (Sun afternoon prev): A female servant residing with Mr Langley, bookseller of M, was preparing tea when she gave a convulsive start, dropped to the floor and died. "...she was a young person much respected in that, and in former situations where she had resided". Verdict of the Coroner's jury: died by the Visitation of God.
- 1818 Mar 27 (+ Apr 3):"THE INHABITANTS OF MANSFIELD and its VICINITY, Are respectfully informed, that DOCTOR DUNN having particular engagements in Mansfield may be consulted every Thursday, from Eight in the Morning until Three in the Afternoon, at Mr PLATTS's, Watch-maker, Market Place, Mansfield..." [continues with details of Nottingham surgery hours, and cures available].
- 1818 Apr 3 (dated M, Apr 2): Auction by Mr Ashford at the Greyhound (William Bingham's), Apr 9, 6pm (in one lot): Substantial & newly-erected house on the Nottingham road near M, occupied by Mrs Thompson, including kitchen, dairy, house-place, parlour, 4 good chambers, cellaring & other conveniences.
Yard & garden (well stocked with fruit trees), with a brewhouse & cellar, 2 corn chambers, 2 cowhouses, barn, stable & waggon shed.
Close of good pasture land adjoining the premises at the rear (c3.5 acres).
"The above is a very desirable Property, as a residence for a small Family, and is in a healthy Situation". Mrs Thompson will show the premises; enquiries to Mr parsons, solicitor of M.
Notice: all creditors & debtors of the late George Thompson, woodman of M, should contact his executor, William Bingham.
- 1818 Apr 10 (+ Apr 17): Auction by Mr Robinson, at the Queen's Head, M (John Platts'), Apr 23, 6pm: Freehold farm house, with barn, stables, outbuildings, fold yard, garden etc. at Esther [?] Fields, near Dalestorth, formerly occupied by George Wightman, now by his undertenants. Also 5 closes of arable, meadow & pasture land by the house: Dovecote Close (6 acres); House Close (14 acres); Pasture Close (14 acres); Brick-kiln Close (13 acres) and The Meadow (14 acres).
Enquire to Mr Woodcock, solicitor of M.
- 1818 Apr 10: The next meeting of the trustees of the M-Nottingham turnpike road will be held at Red Hill on Apr 15, 11am.
- 1818 Apr 17: Dr Dunn's consultations in M are now held every Thursday