Dry Drayton in the 1800s - local news items from the Cambridge Chronicle.
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Cambridge Chronicle 19 April 1800 Page 3, Sale Farm Stock etc John Webb
Dry Drayton, near Cambridge. To be sold by auction by Philip Isaacson.
On Wed April 23rd 1800, at 10 o'clock. All the valuable live and dead farming stock, implements in husbandry, brewing utensils, part of the household furniture and other effects of Mr John Webb, at Dry Drayton aforesaid; consisting of 5 useful cart horses and one riding mare, 2 cows in calf, one with a calf by her side, a remarkably fine bud, 8 hoggets, 2 gute ewes and one ram, sundry implements consisting of 3 manure and one market cart, ploughs, harrows, rakes, harness and every other requisite. The brewing utensils comprise of a copper, tubs, casks etc. Amongst the household furniture are bedsteads, beds, chairs, tables and various other articles. Catalogues may be had of Mr Richard Harvey at how house; place of sale; and of the auctioneer, at Cambridge.
Cambridge Chronicle 21 June 1800 P1, Manorial Courts
Manors of Coventry and Crowlands, in Dry Drayton. Notice is hereby given, that a General Court Baron, with a customary court for the said Manor of Coventry, will be holden at the Manor House in Dry Drayton aforesaid, on Thursday the 26th day of June instant, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon. And also that a Court Leet and General Court Baron, with a customary Court for the said Manor of Crowlands will be holden at the Manor House in Dry Drayton aforesaid, on the same day at 11 o'clock in the forenoon. At which said times and places all residents within the said Manor of Crowlands and all tenants and other persons having business to do either of the said Courts are desired to attend. H.R.Evans, Deputy Steward of the said Manors. June 13th 1800.
Cambridge Chronicle 9 May 1801 P3 Manorial Courts
Manors of Crowlands and Coventry, in Dry Drayton, in the County of Cambridge. Notice is hereby given, that the General Court Leet and Court Baron, for the said Manor of Crowlands, will be holden at the usual and accustomed place in Dry Drayton aforesaid, on Friday the 22nd day of May instant, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon. And that a General Court Baron, with a customary Court for the said Manor of Coventry, will be holden at the usual and accustomed place in Dry Drayton aforesaid, on the same day at 12 o'clock at noon. At which times and places respectively all tenants and other persons having business to do at either of the said courts are hereby desired to attend and pay their quit rents and do and perform all such suits and Services as appertain to the tenure of their lands or are otherwise incumbent on them. H.R.Evans, Deputy Steward. Ely 6th May 1801.
Cambridge Chronicle 24 January 1801, Ps, Sale of Land
To be sold by auction, by John Smith, at the Sun Inn in Cambridge, either in one or more lots, as shall be agreed upon. On Saturday the seventh day of February next, at four o'clock in the afternoon, subject to such conditions of sale as shall be then produced, unless previously disposed of by private contract, of which due notice will be given.
All those several pieces and parcels of arable land and meadow ground, containing by estimation forty-six acres, three roods and thirty six perches, be they more or less, lying dispersedly in the fields and bounds of Dry Drayton in this county with a right of common for one cow and twenty eight sheep and twenty eight nights folding in the Coventry flock.
The above premises are copy hold of the Manor of Coventry in Dry Drayton. For further particulars enquire of John Finch, attorney at law, Cambridge.
Cambridge Chronicle 12 January 1805 P3 Windmill Robbed of Flour
The windmill at Dry Drayton, situated near the turnpike road to Huntingdon, has been broke on the 29th December, and on Tuesday last, and robbed of a quantity of flour.
Cambridge Chronicle 6 April 1805 P3 Sale, stock, furniture, Mr Haggestone's Farm, Live and Dead Stock, Six Months Credit.
To be sold by auction, by John Smith on the premises on Thursday the 18th day of April, 1805 at 10 o'clock The live and dead farming stock, and about forty useful lots of household furniture, on Mr Haggerstone's Farm at Dry Drayton, in Cambridgeshire: consisting of 6 useful draught horses, 14 store hogs, sow and pigs, 2 breeding sows, 3 stacks of well gotten in hay, also chaff and short stuff; a good iron arm wagon, 4 dung carts, a market cart, a six inch wheel tumbrel with three wheels, capital shaft roller, 8 ploughs, harrows and iron drag rakes, harness, cow cribs, good beer pipes and casks, etc, etc, etc.
May be viewed on the day preceeding the sale; and catalogues had at the public houses in the neighbouring villages, and of John Smith, Cambridge.
Cambridge Chronicle 7 September 1805 P3. Death of Sarah Hawkes.
Lately died at Dry Drayton, in this County, Sarah Hawkes, wife of Luke Hawkes, 31 years, having been tapped 9 times during the last year of her life and eighty seven gallon of water drawn off.
Cambridge Chronicle 4 October 1806 P2 Lease of Butchers Shop
To be let, and entered upon at Michaelmas next, well adapted for a butcher. A very convenient house, with a butchers shop, cow lodge barn, stable and hog sties; and a close adjoining the house with a right of common; at Dry Drayton five miles from Cambridge. For further particulars and to treat for the same apply Wm Fisk, dry Drayton.
Cambridge Chronicle 16 January 1808 P3. William Fryer charged with theft
William Fryer was yesterday committed to the County Gaol by the Rev Dr Law charged with stealing a quantity of wood, the property of Mr William Phypers of Dry Drayton.
Cambridge Chronicle 2 April 1808 P3 Death of Rev Samuel Smith Rector.
On the 23rd of March died, in London, the Rev Samuel Smith LLD, a prebendary of Westminster, Canon of Peterborough, Rector of Walpole in Norfolk, and of Dry Drayton in this County, and formerly of Trinity College, BA 1754, MA 1757, LLD 1764. He was 24 years headmaster of Westminster School, which situation he filled with credit to himself and to the advantage of that seminary.
Cambridge Chronicle 3 September 1808 P3 Inclosure of Dry Drayton
Dry Drayton Inclosure. Notice is hereby given that application is intended to be made to Parliament in the ensuing session for leave to bring in a Bill or Bills for dividing, allotting, inclosing and paving in severality the open fields, commons and waste lands within the parish of Dry Drayton, in the County of Cambridge, under such regulations as may be thought necessary - dated this 29th day of August 1808.
Cambridge Chronicle 3 September 1808 P3 - Manorial courts, similar notice to 9 May 1801 P3
Cambridge Chronicle 24 September 1808 P3 Rev. Samuel Smith Appointed Rector
The Rev Samuel Smith, one of the Canons of Christs Church, Oxford, has been instituted, on his own presentation, to the Rectory of Dry Drayton in this County, vacated by the death of his father.
Cambridge Chronicle 24 September 1808 P3 Butchers Shop To Let
To be let, and entered upon immediately, about five miles from Cambridge. a very convenient house and butcher's shop, with a close adjoining, and all buildings requisite for that business. For further particulars enquire of W.Fisk Dry Drayton, near Cambridge.
Cambridge Chronicle 15 April 1809 P3 Sale Stock
Livestock and effects, Dry Drayton Cambridgeshire. To be sold by auction by Thomas Cockett, on the farm late in the occupation of Mr John Loaker, at Dry Drayton, in the County of Cambridge, on Tuesday the 18th of April 1809 at 11 o'clock. Eight useful cart geldings and mares, a three year old blood filley, 10 well bred cows and heifers with calves and down calving, 40 couples, 60 shearhog wethers, 120 hoggets, 4 handsome young rams, 4 in-pig sows, 12 store hogs, a few bits of harness, ploughs, harrows, a brewing copper etc. To be viewed on the day previous to the sale. Seven months credit will be given for all bargains above £5 or £2 ½ per cent allowed for ready money. Catalogues to be had at the public houses in the neighbourhood; also of Mr Hodson, printer, Cambridge; and of Thomas Cockett, auctioneer and appraiser, at Royston, Herts.
Cambridge Chronicle 3 June 1809 P1. Inclosure.
We the undersigned, Commissioners named and appointed in and by an act
of Parliament lately passed, entitled "An Act for Inclosing Lands in
the Parish of Dry Drayton, in the County of Cambridge", do hereby give
notice that we shall hold our first meeting, under the said act, at the
Eagle and Child in the Town of Cambridge, in the said County of Cambridge,
on Friday the 16th day of June next, at eleven in the o'clock in the forenoon;
and that we do also give notice, that at the said meeting some banker or
other such person or persons as shall be approved of by a majority, in value,
of the proprietors then present, will be appointed to receive all the monies
raised by virtue of the powers in the said Act, from time to time, as often
amount the sum of fifty pounds. -
And we, the said Commissioners, do hereby require all proprietors and parsons interested, and all bodies politic and corporate, and collegiate, having or claiming any right or interest whatsoever unto, upon or over any of the lands to be divided and allotted by virtue of the said Act, to deliver or cause to be delivered unto us, the said Commissioners, at the time and place aforesaid, an account or schedule in writing, signed by them or their respective husbands, guardians, trustees, committees or agents, of such their respective rights or claims, and therein to describe the messuages, cottages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments, in respect whereof they respectively claim to be entitled to any and which of such rights, with the name or names of the person or persons now in the actual possession thereof, and the particulars and computed quantities of the same respectively and of what nature and extent such rights is or are: and also in what rights and for what estates and interests they claim the same respectively, distinguishing the freehold and copyhold from the leasehold parts thereof, and specifying the Manor or Manors whereof the copyhold parts are holden.
And we, the said Commissioners, do further give notice that no claims will be received by us after the meeting (except as hereafter mentioned) and further, that any person neglecting or refusing to deliver such claim at the time and place, and in the manner above specified, will (so far as regards any claim neglected to be delivered) be totally barred and excluded from any right or interest whatsoever, in, to, out of, or upon the lands to be divided and allotted by virtue of the said Act and all benefits and advantage in or to any share or allotment thereof, unless we, the said Commissioners, shall for some special reason, think proper to allow further time for receiving any such claim or claims. Dated this 23rd day of May, 1809. John Dugmore, Charles Wedge, Joseph Truslove.
Cambridge Chronicle 8 July 1809, P1. Inclosure
We the undersigned Commissioners named and appointed in and by an Act of Parliament lately passed, for inclosing lands in the parish of Dry Drayton in the county of Cambridge, do hereby give notice, that we shall hold our second meeting, under the said Act at the Eagle and Child in the Town of Cambridge, in the county of Cambridge, on Tuesday the 18th day of July instant at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of receiving such claims as were neglected to be delivered in or at our first meeting, under the said Act, and of proceeding further in the business of the said inclosure. Dated this first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and nine. John Dugmore, Charles Wedge, Joseph Truslove.
Cambridge Chronicle 2 December 1809 P2 Sale - butcher's shop
To be sold by private contract and entered upon immediately, a good dwelling
house and a cottage, butcher's shop, cow lodge, barn, stable and hog stye,
all in good repair: also a close and orchard adjoining, containing one acre
and eight poles. For particulars enquire of William Fisk, Dry Drayton. The
above is well adapted, for a butcher, gardener, or jobber.
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