1773 - 1800
Elsworth & Knapwell Chronicle
Knapwell 28th August
Last week died, after a tedious illness, the Rev. Mr. Musgrove, rector of Knapwell, in this county; which living, we hear, is in the gift of Thomas Parker, Esq.
Elsworth 10th December Suicide.
Yesterday morning one Susan Warner, an inhabitant of Elsworth in this county, about 30 years old, threw herself into a pond near her habitation and was drowned. She subsisted by an allowance from the parish, and had been justly rebuked the day before by one of the officers, for her loose and disorderly way of life, instead of profiting by which, she declared she would destroy herself.
Knapwell 28th October
To be let, a very good FARM HOUSE, and Homestall, together with some closes of old inclosures, and also a new allotment in the parish fields of Knapwell.
For further particulars, enquire of Mr. Turner, attorney at law, Huntingdon.
Knapwell 9th March New inclosure.
To be let, and entered upon immediately, A FARM at Knapwell in the county of Cambridge; consisting of upwards of 300A. of Land, lately inclosed and subdivided, and about 30A. of rich old inclosed swird, the whole statute measure, and Tythe free. Part of the Arable Land is now sowing with beans and peas, which the incoming Tenant may have, paying the proprietor the expence he has been at There are new conveniences for a Tenant at the town of Knapwell, and next summer will be built a house, barns, etc., upon the centre of the fan”, which is well situated for seven market towns, and within one furlong of a turnpike road.
For further particulars enquire of Mr. Wright Squire of Peterborough; or his agent, W. Reason, of Childerley.
Elsworth 10th August Game conservation.
WHEREAS the GAME in the Manors of Elsworth, Papworth, and Fen Drayton, in the county of Cambridge, have been greatly destroyed for some years past, Mr. Holworthy, lord of those manors, particularly requests that all qualified persons will forbear shooting through the ensuing season. Unqualified persons trespassing on the said manors will be prosecuted as the law directs, there being a gamekeeper consistently employed for detecting poachers, etc.
Elsworth 24th August Coming of age festivities.
On Sunday last, being the day when Matthew Holworthy, of Elsworth, in this county, Esq; carne of age, a large ox was proportioned out to every poor family in that village, with plenty of bread and beer. The next day a most sumptuous entertainment was provided for that gentleman’s friends, tenants, and the principal inhabitants of Elsworth; and in the evening four hogsheads of ale were distributed amongst the populace. A large band of music attended the festival, which was conducted with the greatest decorum and harmony; the whole village and its environs were alive, and the only emulation which seemed to prevail was, who should best testify his joy upon this happy occasion.
Knapwell 24th May
To be let, and entered upon at Michaelmas next, two inclosed FARMS, one containing near three hundred acres of ARABLE and PASTURE LAND, adjoining to the house, barns, stables, and other conveniences that are now building, and will be completed by that time and opened as an inn, Situated upon the new turnpike road leading from Carnbridge to St. Neots, (the nearest way to Oxford) about ten miles from each place, and within one stage of eight market towns, where there are sixty post chaises kept at least, that the tenant may reap great advantages by that article from the road business. The stables will be made fit for the reception of twenty hunters. The situation may be found convenient for gentlemen and their horses, being in the centre of a fine sporting country and an old established fox hunt There is a proportionable quantity of land to fallow for the tenant to enter upon, and grass for their horses. The other FARM contains 256 acres of ARABLE and PASTURE LAND, adjoining to the house, barn and stables, and other conveniences, situated in the town of Knapwell, and several old inclosures near it.
For further particulars enquire of Mr. Wright Squire at Childerley, near Caxton, who has the rector’s allotment of 150 acres to let for the term of nine years, in the same parish, with the house, barn, stables; or of Messrs Squire of Peterborough.
Knapwell 7th June
A summer’s work for two teams of horses, to be employed in the fallowing, stiring, muck and brick carting; either per acre, load, or thousand or as parties can agree.
Enquire of Mr. Squire, or his agent Wm. Reason, at Childerley.
N.B. Those that cannot engage for the summer’s work may take such part and so much as suits them, etc.
Elsworth 30th August Death.
On Wednesday died Mr. Field, cooper, at Elsworth, in this county.
Knapwell 28th March
To be Let, and entered upon immediately, being now in possession of the owner, A COMPLETE FARM, with a new brick house, well situated for an INN with barns, and stables for 20 horses, and all out-houses adjoining. The yard etc., divided, with a pump in the centre, for cattle and horses in each yard, to feed under sheds, and granary room for some hundred quarters of corn, in the centre of the road from Cambridge to St. Neots, and to the Cock at Eaton, upon the North road, and its situation is a moderate stage for post chaises to eight capital market towns, and to all upon good turnpike roads; and adjoining near 300 acres of land, all inclosed, statute measure, and tythe free, and 2 thirds to be allowed to be under the plough, if the tenant desires it; at present there are upwards of 100 acres of the land laid down with seeds the last season, of various sorts. The posts, rails, and quicks, kept in repair at the landlord’s expence.
The farm is well drained, and remarkable good corn land. There are two years manure for the tenant to enter upon, and the lowest rent is fixed for the new inclosure, at 12s. an acre. The crops growing, and a stack of hay upon the premises, to be taken at a fair appraisement; and credit given for the value.
The tenant is at full liberty to buy his wines, malt, etc. where he pleases. The situation is pleasant, in fine sporting country. The parish is small, and yet well situated for labourers.
Enquire of Mr. Squire, at Knapwell or Childerley, or of his sons, Messrs. Squire, Merchants, at Peterborough.
N.B. Wood gave gratis for hollow draining.
Knapwell 9th January To be let; and entered upon immediately or at Lady-day next.
Two very complete FARMS, at Knapwell in Cambridgeshire, with new brick houses, barns, stables, and out offices, between 200 and 300 acres of inclosed arable and old land to each farm, statute measure, and tythe free.
The farm is situated for an inn, upon the centre of the turnpike road between Carnbridge and St. Neots, and to the Cock at Eaton, upon the great north road; and a convenient stage of eight market towns for post chaises, and in the centre of a fme country.
The crops & stock taken at a fair appraisement, and credit given for the value on approved security.
For further particulars enquire of Mr. Squire, at Childerley or Knapwell; or of his sons, Messrs. Squire, merchants, at Peterborough.
Knapwell 27th May
To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs, CHRISTIE and ANSELL, at their great room, in Pall Mall, London, on Tuesday the 6th day of June, at one o’clock, in three lots;
Lot TWO. The PERPETUAL ADVOWSON of the RECTORY of KNAPWELL, in CAMBRIDGESHIRE, about 40 miles from London, of the yearly value of £140 with an immediate resignation.
Printed particulars will be speedily published.
Elsworth 17th February Murder verdict.
On Friday last the body of an infant male child was found drowned in the well belonging to an uninhabited house at Elsworth in this county, which from its putrid state was supposed to have been thrown in several weeks. The coroner’s jury brought in a verdict of wilful murder by a person or persons unknown.
Elsworth 24th March
To be SOLD by AUCTION on Tuesday the 27th day of March instant between the hours of ten and twelve o’clock, at the Manor Farm house, in Elsworth in the county of Cambridgeshire.
An unexpired term of 11 years in a reputed advantageous LEASE of the MANOR FARM there, held under MATTHEW HOLWORTHY, Esq.; and by him granted to the late Mr. Edward Hustwait, of Elsworth aforesaid, deceased:
Particulars of which may be had of Mrs Mary Hustwait, of Elsworth aforesaid, the widow and administratrix of the said Edward Hustwait, deceased; or of Sir Hardy, of Huntingdon, her attorney.
N.B. All the Live Stock, Grain and implements of Husbandry, late of the said Edward Hustwait, deceased, will be Sold by Auction, at the above farm house, on Tuesday the 3rd day of April next: Particulars and conditions of sale of which will be prepared and published in due time. The sale of the household goods will be deferred till the beginning of May next.
Elsworth 31st March
To be Sold by Auction, at the Manor Farm in Elsworth, in the county of Cambridge, on the 10th day of April 1781, and the following day as the lots may require.
All the LIVE STOCK and FARMING UTENSILS of the late Mr. Edward Hustwait, deceased, consisting of upwards of 36 score of good sheep, of different sorts, 30 horses, mares, colts and fillies; 42 head of homed couple, a quantity of hogs; 12 carts, 1 broad-wheel wagon, 12 harrows, 23 ploughs, a large quantity of gear, and a great quantity of farming utensils.
Catalogues of which may be had on the Saturday before the sale, at the Red Lion, in the Petty Cury, at Cambridge; the Red Lion, at Royston; the George at Potton; the Cross Keys at St. Neots; the White Lion at Kimbolton; the George at Buckden; the Crown at St. Ives; of John Fox, jun. auctioneer, at Huntingdon; and at the place of sale. N.B. Six months credit on approved security will be given for each lot amounting to £5 and upwards.
The effects may be viewed the day before the sale, which, on account of the great number of lots will begin each day precisely at 10 o’clock.
*** This sale was advertised for Tuesday the 3rd of April, 1781, but is unavoidably deferred till the above time. The household furniture will not be sold before Michaelmas next.
Elsworth 12th May
To be SOLD by AUCTION, by Thomas Smith, of Cambridge, at the dwelling house of the late Mr. Edward Hustwait, deceased in Elsworth aforesaid, on Monday and the following day or days in Whitsun week next.
All his late genuine HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, plate, linen, china, a curious collection of most elegant prints, and a very large and fine toned chamber organ, with 20 barrels set to the most favourite tunes and pieces of music. Particulars and conditions of sale will be published in due time.
N.B. This sale was at first proposed to be deferred to Michaelmas next, but the many unexpected claims already made on the widow and administratrix of the said Edward Hustwait, deceased, render it necessary to have the above effects disposed of so much sooner than intended.
Elsworth 6th October
NOTICE is hereby given, that the several promissory notes given at the sale of the late Mr. Edward Hustwait’s farming flock and effects, at Elsworth in the county of Cambridge on the 10th, 11th, and 12th days of April last, will become due on the 13th, 14th, and 15th of October inst. Therefore, all persons who gave such notes are desired to discharge them on Tuesday 16th inst., at the Manor Farm House in Elsworth aforesaid, between the hours of ten in the morning and two in the afternoon, when and where a proper person will attend to receive the money due thereon. And all notes not then discharged will immediately be put in suit against the respective persons who gave them.
Elsworth 16th February
To be Let, and entered upon at Lady-day next, the LORDSHIP FARM at ELSWORTH, late in the occupation of Mr. Edward Hustwait, deceased, consisting of a good farm house, with all necessary and convenient yards, bams, stables, and outhouses, 380 A. of open field arable land, and 72A. of meadow and pasture by admeasurement, with a right of common for 18 score sheep and 26 head of cattle.
N.B. A composition is accepted, in lieu of tithes, for the farm.
Knapwell 15th February
To be LET, TWO compleat FARMS, inclosed and tythe free. One of them may be kept a large dairy. The other upon the fallow, sheep walk, and all the grass.
Lady day next. Parish rates very moderate.
Enquire of Mr. Squire at Knapwell, or of his sons at Peterborough. [this will be advertised only once more.]
Elsworth 10th May
Saturday last, one William Wade of Elsworth in this county, who had been brought to Cambridge in order to be sworn to his settlement, was suddenly taken ill in the Rose-yard, and soon after expired. As the populace reflected severely upon the parish officers at Elsworth, for their supposed humanity in compelling the above person to swear to his settlement, we have the authority of the pauper’s father on his oath before two justices, to say, that the deceased having been in an indifferent state of health for about a fortnight past, was desirous of ascertaining his settlement for which purpose he accompanied his father that morning from Elsworth; and that he was not in any manner compelled there by the parish officers.
Knapwell 19th June
EMPLOYMENT directly for several teams to plow, by the acre, to fallow or at their option to stir the land from this time, to prepare for turnips and colefeed, and to plow all harvest if agreeable.
Plenty of good grass for their cattle, by Wright Squire.
Knapwell 28th January
SEVERAL FARMS to be let, and entered upon at Ladyday next, at KNAPWELL in Cambridgeshire; A very convenient HOUSE, farm yard and all other necessary buildings; with 160A. and upwards of inclosed ARABLE and PASTURE LAND, statute measure and tythe free, now in the occupation of Wright Squire, Esq.
For further particulars enquire of W. Hurrell, Foxton-bury, who has a small neat HOUSE, garden, orchard, etc., at Foxton aforesaid, to be let, and entered upon immediately.
Knapwell 19th June SEVERAL FARMS
To be Let, and entered upon immediately at KNAPWELL in Cambridgeshire; A very convenient HOUSE, farm yard and other necessary buildings; with 160A. and upwards of inclosed ARABLE and PASTURELAND, statute measure, and tythe free, late in the occupation of Wright Squire, Esq.
For futher particulars enquire of Mr. Robert Gee, attorney, Cambridge.
Elsworth 3rd March
WHEREAS OLIVER PAPWORTH, weaver, of Elsworth in the county of Cambridge, doth hereby humbly beg pardon of Ann CHEVES, for raising a false report, and scandalising her in a very abuseful manner, before us
WILLIAM HODGE, Bricklayer
WILLIAM HODGE, Farmer Witness
WILLIAM PICKIN, Thatcher
Knapwell 3rd March
To be LET and entered upon at Lady-day next; The RECTORY FARM, at KNAPWELL in the county of Cambridge; consisting of about 150A. of Arable and Pasture Land.
For particulars enquire of the Rev. F Gunniss, Sleaford, Lincoinshire. Mr. T. Whithead of Knapwell will shew the premises.
Letters (postpaid) duly answered.
Elsworth l0th March A CORN WIND MILL.
To be SOLD by AUCTION, on Friday the 23rd of March instant, at the Horse and Shoe at Godmanchester, between the hours of three and five in the afternoon: This is a good accustomed Mill, situate in ELSWORTH field, in the county of Cambridge, now and for some years past, in the occupation of William Throssel, who will shew the premises.
Further particulars may be had of Mr. Hardy, attorney at law, Huntingdon.
Elsworth 22nd March
To be SOLD, a FARM HOUSE, barns, stables, and other convenient buildings, in good repair, a close of pasture adjoining, containing (by estimation), 2A. with 103A. 2R. of arable land, ley ground and meadow, situate, lying and being in the fields and bounds of ELSWORTH, with an extensive right of common thereto belonging.
Jeremiah Fardell, the tennant, will shew the premises.
For further particulars, enquire of Mr. Smith, upholsterer in Cambridge, or of Mr. Welstead, Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire.
Elsworth 13th December
To be SOLD, all that FARM HOUSE, barns, stables and other convenient buildings in good repair; a Close of Pasture adjoining, containing by estimation 2A. with 103A. 2R. of ARABLE LAND and MEADOW, lying and being in the common fields of ELSWORTH, with an extensive right of common thereto belonging.
The Messuage or farm house, also a good yard land of arable land and meadow, are copyhold; the remainder, freehold.
Jeremiah Fardell, the tenant, will shew the premises.
For further particulars, enquire of Thomas Smith, upholsterer, in Cambridge.
Elsworth 5th March
On Friday last, Joseph Bunting, servant of Mr. Webb, baker, of Elsworth, was killed by the overthrowing of his master’s cart, on his return from some of the neighbouring villages where he had been with bread.
Elsworth 5th November
On Wednesday died at Elsworth in this county, after a long illness, in the 84th year of his age, the Rev. Mr. Lunn, 46 years rector of that parish, in which he succeeded his father, who held the living 52 years. The deceased was a gentleman very much respected. During the 46 years that he held the rectory he never raised his tithes. The Rev. Mr. Holworthy is the patron of the living, in which it is expected that he will succeed Mr. Lunn.
Elsworth 9th March
To be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT, a valuable FREEHOLD ESTATE, in the County of Cambridge. Consisting of the Lordship of Elsworth, extending over THREE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND NINETY-ONE ACRES with Court Leet and Court Baron, Quit Rents, Fines, Heriots, and all the Manorial Rights and Revenues thereunto belonging; together with a substantial MANSION HOUSE, beautiful wood, gardens, paddocks, and every requisite office and convenience for the residence of a SPORTSMAN of DISTINCTION. Together with sundry Freehold Messuages and Farms, in good repair, containing 816A. of Meadow, Pasture, Arable and Wood land, with very valuable and extensive Common Rights appendant thereon. The whole capable of a very considerable improvement at the present yearly value of FIVE HUNDRED & EIGHTY SEVEN POUNDS and upwards.
Elsworth 16th March
To be SOLD by AUCTION, at the George Inn at Fenstanton, in the county of Cambridge, on Friday the 29th day of March 1793 between the hours of 4 and 6 in the afternoon, subject to such conditions of sale as shall then be proposed. The following COPYHOLD ESTATES, situate at Elsworth in the county of Cambridge.
Lot 1. A Commonable Messuage or Tenement, and Farm House, with a barn, outhouses, orchard, and small Close of Pasture Ground thereto adjoining, containing together 3R. 22P. with 22A. 34P. of Arable Land and lA. 3R. 17P. of Meadows and Ley, by statute measure (be the same little more or less) and half a plow of common, all in the tenure of Thomas Moore, at £18 per annum.
Lot 2. A Commonable Messuage or Tenement, with a barn, stable, cow lodge and other outhouses, and a Close of Pasture and Orchard adjoining, containing by estimation lA. in tenure of Samuel Ashbolt at £4. 15s. per annum
Lot 3. A Commonable Messuage or Tenement, and Farm House, with two barns, a stable, and other outhouses, and a Home Close adjoining, containing together by statute measure lA. 3R. 11P. another close of pasture called Phillips’s Close containing by statute measure 3A. 21P. with 41A. 1R. 14P. of Arable Land, and 2A. 3R. 22P. of Meadow and Ley, by statute measure (be the same respectively little more or less) and one plow of common, all in the tenure of Richard Papworth, at £30 4s. 6d. per annum.
The above several lots are copyhold, fine arbitrary, situate within and held of the manor of Elsworth aforesaid. The purchasers must take the timber on each lot, at a fair appraisement (which will be made before the sale) over and above the price such lots are sold for. The respective tenants will show the premises, and for further particulars, enquire of Mr. Hardy, attorney at law, Huntingdon.
Knapwell 13th December
On Wednesday last an inquest was taken by Mr. Ingle, one of the Coroners for this county, on the body of John Apthorpe, who was found drowned in a brook in the parish of Knapwell. The young man being subject to fits, it is supposed he was taken in one as he was crossing the brook. Verdict of the Jury: Accidental death.
Elsworth 7th March
To be SOLD by AUCTION, in LOTS, at the BLACK BEAR INN, in Cambridge, on SATURDAY the 28th day of March 1795, between the hours of 3 and 5 o’clock in the afternoon (unless disposed of by Private Contract of which notice will be given).
A desirable Freehold and Copyhold ESTATE, situate at Elsworth, in the county of Cambridge, consisting of a good farm-house, with the yard, barns, stables and close of pasture adjoining - and 55 acres (more or less) of the Arable Land and Meadow Ground in the fields of Elsworth aforesaid, with the valuable rights of sheep and other commons to the same belonging.
For further particulars enquire of Mr. John Bones, attorney at law, or of Mr. John Swan, auctioneer.
Elsworth 12th December
To be SOLD by AUCTION by Mr. Jenkinson, at the White Hart in Huntingdon on Tuesday the 22nd day of December, 1795 between the hours of three and four in the afternoon, subject to such conditions of sale as will be then produced.
A COPYHOLD ESTATE, situate at Elsworth in the county of Cambridge, Consisting of a Cottage in tenure of Robert Holben, a Messuage, barn, stable, yard, two gardens, with a good bakehouse, and a large oven with an iron door, suitable for a baker, and now in the occupation of the owner; a good-accustomed Grocer’s Shop under the same roof, in the occupation of George Stocker; an orchard well planted with good fruit trees, and a Close of rich Pasture adjoining thereto containing by estimation one acre (be the same more or less). The premises are fine arbitrary; quit rent 3s. 4d., land tax l0s. For further particulars or to treat fQr the same by Private Contract before the sale, apply to the Auctioneer, at Huntingdon.
Elsworth 6th February
To be SOLD by AUCTION in LOTS at the Black Bear Inn, in Cambridge, on Saturday 13th February inst., between the hours 3 and 5 in the afternoon; FORTY-SIX ACRES (more or less) of Freehold and Copyhold Arable Land and Meadow Ground, in the fields of Elsworth, in the county of Cambridge, now in the occupation of Joseph Bull, with the rights of Sheep and other Commons to the same belonging. For further particulars enquire of Mr. BONES, attorney, opposite Emanuel College, Cambridge.
Elsworth 20th May FARMS in CAMBRIDGESHIRE.
To be SOLD by AUCTION by Mr. SMITH. On Wednesday 7th June 1797 at 4 o’clock at the PLOUGH in Elsworth, in the county of Cambridge.
Lot 1. A Very Eligible FARM, part Freehold and part Copyhold, situate in the Lordship of ELSWORTH, in the county of Cambridge. Consisting of a good FARM-HOUSE, (lofty rooms and good cellars) good Farm-yard, well watered, three barns, large brick stable, two-stall board ditto granary and other suitable out-buildings; and 139A. lR. 21P. by admeasurement (be the same more or less) of very rich Pasture Ground, with fine thriving elm spinnies growing thereon; and very extensive common rights and folding thereto belonging in the occupation of Miss Ann Bricheno; together with a cottage in the tenure of Wm. Perrey.
Lot 2. A FARM-HOUSE, two barns, other out-buildings, and orchard adjoining; with common rights thereto belonging; in the tenure of Mr. John Murden, at Elsworth; together with six acres by admeasurement (be the same more or less) of very rich Arable Land.
Lot 3. A CLOSE of rich PASTURE LAND, called Roger’s Close, containing by admeasurement (be the same more or less) 2A 2R 20P with a fine thriving spinney growing thereon; in the occupation of Mrs Ann Bricheno; together with a cottage thereto adjoining, in the tenure of Wm. Beck, at Elsworth aforesaid. There being upwards of a Thousand Acres of Commonable Land in the Lordship of Elsworth, superior advantages must derive to the purchasers of the above Estates, should an inclosure take place.
Elsworth is remarkably well situated for Cambridge, Huntingon, St. Ives, St. Neots, Potton, and Royston markets.
May be viewed by applying to the respective tenants; and full particulars known of Mr. W. BRICHENO, *Pertenhall, in the county of Bedford, or Mr. Smith, at Kimbolton.
Elsworth 10th June Elsworth Mill etc.
To be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT, A substantial DWELLING HOUSE, with a barn, stable, and other out-houses, yard, garden, and orchard adjoining; situate in the parish of Elsworth in the county of Cambridge; and also a well- accustomed and substantial Corn WIND-MILL with a pair of new French and a pair of good Peake stones and a brick and tiled Mill-House nearly adjoining, situate on Reed Hill in Elsworth field.
Further particulars may be had of John Throssel, the proprietor, at Elsworth; or of Mr. Hardy, attorney at law, Huntingdon.
If this estate is not very shortly disposed of by Private Contract, it will be sold by Public Auction, of which due notice will be given in this paper.
Elsworth 10th March
To be SOLD by AUCTION, on Wednesday the 24th day of March 1798 at four o’clock precisely at the Fox and Hounds public house, in Elsworth, in the county of Cambridge. The PREMISES hereafter-mentioned. In the Following Lots.
Lot 1. A large and convenient DWELLING-HOUSE (lofty rooms and good cellars) Farm-Yard well watered, three barns, large brick stable, two stall boarded do. granary and other buildings and One Acre of Land (more or less) adjoining with several timber trees growing thereon; situate in Elsworth aforesaid, now in the occupation of Mrs Bricheno.
N.B. The above house may be converted into two good dwelling houses, and the old buildings that may be taken down will more than defray the expences.
Lot 2. A Commonable MESSUAGE, Orchard and Close of rich Pasture Land adjoining containing two acres and a half (more or less) with several timber trees growing thereon; now in the occupation of Wm. Perry and Mrs BRICHENO.
Lot 3. A CLOSE of rich PASTURE LAND called Long Close, containing 2A. 2R. (more or less) with fine thriving elm spinnies, and a quantity of timber trees growing thereon, in the occupation of Mrs Bricheno.
Lots 18.104.22.168.8.9. and 10. will consist of 15 Acres, by admeasurement (more or less) of Arable, Ley, and Meadow Land, in the open fields and meadows of Elsworth, with a proportion of common rights and folding to each lot
Lot 11. Contains 17A. lR. 22P. by admeasurement (more or less) of Arable and Meadow Land in the open fields and meadows of Elsworth with a proportion of common rights and folding.
The above Arable Lands are in a good state of cultivation; and in the case the parish of Elsworth should be inclosed, there cannot be a doubt but that the value of the open field lands in that parish would at least be doubled, as there are upwards of 1000 acres of waste lands within the parish.
The premises are copyhold, and held of the Manor of Elsworth.
For the accommodation of the purchasers, a proportion of the purchase money may, if required, remain on the several lots.
Printed particulars may be had of Messrs MAULE and SWEETING, Huntingdon.
Elsworth 28th July To MILLERS and OTHERS.
To be SOLD by AUCTION, at the George Inn, in Fenstanton in the county of Huntingdon, on Wednesday, the 15th day of August next, between the hours of two and four in the afternoon of that day, subject to such conditions of sale as will be produced (unless sooner disposed of by private contract, of which proper notice will be given);
All that CORN WIND-MILL situate and being on a certain hill called READ HILL, in Elsworth, in the county of Cambridge, and also a small HOUSE, warehouse or store-room thereto nearly adjoining and belonging, together with the bed-stones, mill-stones, going-gears, cloths, sails, ropes, and all the singular other tackle and materials to the said mill and premises belonging. Further particulars may be had on application being made unto Thomas Granger, attorney at law, in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.
Elsworth 4th August
On Friday last, Mr. William Bricheno, farmer, of Elsworth in this county, was found drowned in a pond at the bottom of one of his closes.
Elsworth 23rd March Sale of Stock.
To be SOLD by AUCTION by Mr. Smith on the PREMISES on WEDNESDAY the 3rd of April, 1799, at 10 o’clock.
All the valuable LIVE STOCK and sundry effects, belonging to Mrs ANN BRICHENO, at ELSWORTH, in the County of Cambridge, (who is leaving the Farm).
Consisting of seven in-calved and new-milched cows, five three-year-old steers, forty horned couples and guest-ewes, twenty shear-hogs, forty lamb- hogs, six useful bony cart-horses, one three-year-old mare, 7 store hogs; one waggon, 2 carts, ploughs, harrows, roll, lead horse-trough, horse-harness, and sundry effects; and a part of the household furniture.
Eight months credit will be given, on approved joint security, or 5 per cent discount will be allowed for ready money.
Elsworth 13th April Sale Stock Richard Kefford.
FOR READY MONEY. By Mr. SMITH, of Kimbolton. On the premises, on Tuesday the 16th of April 1799 at ten o’clock.
The Capital LIVE STOCK and other effects of Mr. RICHARD KEEFORt) of ELSWORTH, in the county of Cambridge (who is leaving the farm); consisting of two hundred and twenty prime horned couples, guest ewes, shearhogs and lambhogs; 4 in-calved and barren cows; 4 very good cart horses, full of bone and in good condition, 5 and 6 years old, 1 mare; 12 store hogs, 5 pigs,l large far hog, 2 sows and pigs, 1 in-pig’d sow, 1 brawn; 1 cart, ploughs etc., part of the household furniture; 3 seasoned ale-pipes and sundry other effects
Elsworth 9th August Inclosure.
We, whose names are hereto subscribed, being Commissioners appointed by an Act of Parliament passed in the present session for dividing and inclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Lands, Commons, and Commonable Places, within the parish of Elsworth, in the county of Cambridge, do hereby give Notice, that we intend to hold our first meeting for the purpose of executing the said Act, on FRIDAY the twenty-second day of August next, at the house of John Lowndes, being the Crown Inn, in St. Ives, in the county of Huntingdon, at twelve o’clock at noon, previous to which time such person or persons, Guardians, Trustees or Committees as is or are entitled to any estate or property, or any right over or upon the said lands and grounds, or any part thereof, are hereby required to deliver, in writing to HENRY SWEETING, of the town of Huntingdon, our solicitor, a true and just account of their respective estates within the said parish of Elsworth, describing the several tenures thereof, and distinguishing the quantity of Freehold from the Copyhold part or parts, and the manors whereof such Copyhold part or part is or are holden; and also a true and just account of their respective claims, rights, and interests in, to, over, or upon the said lands and grounds, or any part or parts thereof. And at such meeting and place, the Proprietors of estates in Elsworth aforesaid, are desired to attend, in order that a Barker may be appointed, according to the directions of the said Act. Given under our hands this tenth day of July 1800
Elsworth 18th October Manor Court
MANOR of ELSWORTH. In the County of Cambridge.
NOTICE is hereby given that a General Court Leet, Court Baron, and Customary Court of the Reverend MATTHEW HOLWORTHY, Lord of the said Manor, will be holden in and for the said Manor on Tuesday the 21st day of October inst. at twelve o’clock at noon; when and where all persons who owe suit and service to the said Court, or have any business to transact, are desired to attend; and all persons who owe any Quit Rents or Free Rents to the said Lord of the Manor, are required to attend and pay the same at the time and place above- mentioned. Given under my hand this fourth day of October, 1800.
St HARDY, Huntingdon
Steward of the Court of the said Manor.