From: "Maureen Rust" <mrsrallsorts(a)f2s.com>
Subject: Norwich Mercury Dec 8 1821 No 10
On Tuesday se'nnight John FISK, servant of Mr Wm EVERETT, of Waltham
Abbey, in the county of Essex, hog jobber, was convicted before the
Magistrates, at Hetherset King's Head, for driving a drove of hogs on
the foot-way adjoining the turn-pike road in the parish of Hetherset
aforesaid, and paid the penalty of 40s with costs.
Removed from the Castle to Woolwich, Elizabeth SHARMAN, for 14 years'
transportation, and Sarah BUSH, for transportation for life; also
removed to Portsmouth, James ADAMS, James LINES, and Thos COOPER, for
7 years' transportation each.
On Tuesday last was committed to the City Gaol, by Mr J BROWNE Esq,
Thomas SOFTLY, alias Thomas WRIGHT, for obtaining 8 bundles of lath
from Mr James DOBSON, of All Saints, under false pretences.
Committed by the Rev P S WOOD, J GRIMES, charged with stealing a
sheep, the property of John HUDSON, of East Walton. - By the Rev B
BARKER, John BAYES, charged with stealing a quantity of money, the
property of William BOWLES, of Little Ellingham. - By J H COOPER,
Esq, Jere WOOLSTON, charged with stealing a quantity of fowls, the
property of Mr MONEY, of Hickling.
On Saturday last a fire broke out in the Shuttleyard, St Augustine's
occasioned by some linen catching fire. It was however, by the
exertion of the neighbours, got under before the arrival of an engine.
The wind was so high in the afternoon of Wednesday, the 21st ult, as
to overturn several stacks and ordinary buildings in the
neighbourhood of Diss. The sails of the windmill belonging to Mr ST
ELLIS, of Diss Heywood, which had been recently erected, were blown
On Saturday last as Mr Chas MASON, the foreman of Messrs Wagstaffe
and Chandler, of Bawburgh Mill, was assisiting in the removal of one
of the mill-stones, the ropes gave way, and the stone falling upon
him, crushed his knee so dreadfully that immediate amputation was
On the morning of Sunday se'nnight, as a girl about 8 years of age,
daughter of a poor man of the name of SELF, of Thorpe Abbots, was
endeavouring to reach something from off the fire, the flame caught
her cloathes, and she was so dreadfully burnt that she expired in a
On Friday morning as Mr James DOUGLAS, brick-layer was near the New
Mills in a boat, he lost his purchase in attempting to near the side
of the river, fell overboard, and was drowned.
On Sunday last an inquest was taken at Shipdham, in Norfolk, before
John Pilgrim, Gent Coroner, on view of the body of Jermyn PITCHER, a
lad of about 10 years of age, who was killed the preceding day. It
appeared from the evidence that the deceased was walking near a cart
belonging to his master. (Mr TASH), when the unfortunate youth in
attempting to pass through the gate-way, the shaft of the cart
crushed his head against the gate-post, which caused his instant
death. Verdict - Accidental death.
On Monday last an inquest was taken by Wm Brooke, Esq Coroner of the
liberty of his Grace the Duke of Norfolk, at Banham, on a view of the
body of a son of Mr NEWSON, of that parish, aged 14 years, who
drowned himself in a pond on Sunday evening. The body was not found
until the next day. Verdict - Lunacy.