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Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 13 April 1821 p3 Farm sale

200 sheep, 15 horses, 6 cows, a bull, waggon, carts, farming implements, furniture, brewing utensils and effects, Dry Drayton, near Cambridge. (Six Months' Credit on approved joint security, for the Farming Stock above £5) To be Sold by Auction, By Elliot Smith, On the premises of Mr. W. Fiske, leaving his farm (Where was this?) on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 1st and 2d of May, 1821, exactly at eleven o'clock ; The Farming Stock, which will be sold on the First Day (Tuesday,) comprises 180 prime Leicester Couples, very fresh; 10 Guest Ewes, a Ram, 11 strong Cart Mares, two of them in foal by Mr. Aspland's horse, most of them five or six years old, a two-year-old Colt, 2 ditto Fillies, and a yearling Colt; 6 fine Cows in calf, and a well-bred Bull; a Sow and 10 pigs, 2 Sows in pig, and 12 Store Pigs; 6 Dung Carts, 2 Suffolk Tumbrils with copses and ladders, an iron arm narrow-wheel Waggon, 20 doz. Hurdles, a quantity of Fencing Stuff, 11 Ploughs, 1 Ransom ditto, 3 pair of Harrows, 1 heavy ditto, 2 oak shaft Rolls, 2 boarded Horse Cribs, 8 Cow Cribs, Cart and Plough Harness for 12 horses, 5 iron drag rakes, chaff boxes, corn bins, hog troughs, forks, rakes, &c; &c. The FURNITURE, BREWING and DAIRY UTENSILS, and effects, which will be sold the Second Day (WEDNESDAY,) consist of four-post and other bedsteads, flock beds, walnut-tree chests of drawers, 8-day clock in wainscot case, walnut-tree dining tables, long deal harvest table & form, bureau, barometer, fowling piece, capital 60-gallon brewing copper, nearly new; washing ditto, 80-gallon and smaller beer casks, mash tub, working ditto, barrel churn, milk leads, keelers, cheese tub, square copper boiler, wire-fronted meat safe, and numerous other articles. The whole may be viewed the afternoon before the. sale, and Catalogues had at the Falcon, St. Neots; White Hart, St. Ives; Lamb Inn, public-houses in the neighbourhood; & of Elliot Smith, Cambridge.


Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 20 April 1821 p1 Court Baron

Manors of Crowlands and Coventry in Dry Drayton. These are to give notice, that a General Court Baron with a Customary Court for each of the said Manors respectively, will be holden at the usual and accustomed place in Dry Drayton aforesaid, Tuesday the 10th day of May next, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, when and where the tenants of the said Manors respectively, and all other persons having business to do at the said Courts respectively, are required to be and appear to pay their quit rents and to do and perform their accustomed Suit and Services. Dated this 12th day of April 1821. H.R.EVANS, Steward.


Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 29 June 1821 p3 Damage

Five pounds reward. Whereas some time in the night of Saturday the 23d of June instant, some evil-disposed Person or Persons entered upon the Farm and Premises at Dry Drayton, in the county of Cambridge, belonging to the Rev. Dr. Smith, and late in the occupation of Mr. Samuel Garrett, and broke 26 Panes of Glass in the windows of the house, and committed Depredations in the Garden belonging thereto. The above reward will be given to any person giving such information as may lead to the conviction of the offender or offenders, and will be paid on such conviction, by John Haslewood, Bailiff to the Rev. Dr. Smith, June 26, 1821. At Dry Drayton aforesaid.


Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 24 August 1821 p2. Sale of Freehold estate

Freehold Estate, Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire. To be sold by private contract, a Freehold Estate, pleasantly situated in the village of Dry Drayton, about four miles from Cambridge; consisting of a Messuage or dwelling house, (containing 3 low rooms and 4 chambers;) Barn, Stable, and other convenient Outbuildings and a dovehouse well stocked ; with an orchard and garden adjoining, containing one acre (more or less). And also, an Allotment of Land, containing one acre two roods and six perches, lying contiguous to the Messuage; the whole in the occupation of Mr William Skinner. This property would be an advantageous purchase for a Gardener, the allotment being well calculated for an excellent Garden, and the short distance from Cambridge Market affording every opportunity for disposing of the produce. Possession may be had at Michaelmas next and two-thirds of the purchase-money may,if required remain upon the security of the Estate. For price and further particulars enquire of Mr Gee, solicitor, Cambridge.


Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 26 October 1821 p3. Assault on village shop keeper

Cambridgeshire Quarter Sessions, among the cases: William Rosen, for assaulting George Hanscombe who keeps a little shop at Dry Drayton (Where was this?) and had given credit to defendant to the amount of £10, but on requesting the money he received a drubbing by way of payment. Having been in gaol for twelve days the prisoner was fined one shilling and discharged.


Cambridge Chronicle, 18 January 1822, P3, Assault on Gamekeeper

Henry Wagstaff was indicted for an assault on John Hazlewood, gamekeeper to Dr Smith, of Dry Drayton, who had laid an information against Mr Edward Rawlings for sporting on Drayton Manor, being unqualified, and who was fined £5. The prosecutor stated, that after attending before the Magistrates in November last he was about to return home, when he was accosted by the defendant, who asked if he was not the gamekeeper, and said he should go to Peter’s the cuttler and have his ears clipt, that he might be known for an informer; and the defendant also said he had got a soot-bag for prosecutor’s head and followed him across the Market Hill, abusing him and pulling him about, followed by a great number of people, hooting and hallooing calling him “Informer”, “Rascal” and other approbrious names; one person threw mortar at him and struck him; the defendant and a mob followed in a riotous way to the Angel Inn, where they prevented him entering; and from thence they drove him to the Kings Head where a brick bat was thrown in and vociferating “Turn him out,”  “a damned informer”. The defendant Wagstaff was always conspicuous; and the mob waited a considerable time outside the inn, so that prosecutor dare not make his appearance till dusk in the evening.


Many witnesses followed on the part of the prosecutor, corroborating the above testimony in effect, and further that the prosecutor was threatened with similar treatment whenever he came to Cambridge, which was urged to be the motive for this prosecution and not from vindictive feelings towards the defendant. At the recommendation of the Court it appearing that the defence would occupy the court till a late hour, a compromise was entered into, in which the defendant agreed to pay part of the prosecutor’s costs and enter into his own recognizance to keep the Peace. The learned Recorder said it was with satisfaction he stated to the jury that and arrangement had taken place, for certainly a more clear case, by more respectable evidence could not have been produced. The plea of not guilty was withdrawn and guilty put in. The recognizance is £100 for two years.


Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 29 March 1822 p3 Married

Tuesday last at Dry Drayton, Mr Garrett of Waterbeach, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr Fiske of the former place.


Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 30 August 1822 p3. Warning to poachers

Notice. The Game on the Manor of Dry Drayton having been destroyed by Unqualified Persons having no right to sport thereon, all such will in future be proceeded against without further notice, and persons killing Game on the said Manor without a Certificate will be sued as the law directs. Samuel Smith


Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 27 December 1822 p3 Poacher imprisoned

Commitments to the Castle. Among the cases listed: John Impey (By the Rev Henry Smith) convicted of poaching in the parish of Dry Drayton and not being able to pay the penalty of £5 is committed for three months.


Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 04 April 1823 p3. Farm Sale

Dry Drayton, in the County of Cambridge. To be let and entered upon at Michaelmas next, a very desirable farm, consisting of 190Acres 0R 38) of enclosed arable and pasture land with suitable farm buildings and other conveniences; together with two cottages, which will be let with the said farm. Dry Drayton is situate five miles from Cambridge and seven from St Ives. The above farm is well worth the attention of a man of moderate capital and farmers in general, who wish to place out any branch of their family. For further particulars apply to Mr Watford, Land Agent, Cambridge. Cambridge 3rd April 1823.


Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 25 April 1823 p3 Gig for sale.

To be sold. A very handsome gig in excellent condition with or without harness, nearly as good as new, the property of a gentleman leaving the country. To be seen at Mr Eburn's, Dry Drayton, New Farm, near Cambridge.


Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 09 January 1824 p3. Timber sale

Dry Drayton Cambridgeshire. Timber &c. About seventy ash and elm trees, remarkably clean, straight and sizeable, a quantity of log and brush wood, roots etc. To be sold by auction by William Cole, for ready money, on Thursday next, on the premises of Mr Silk, near Hill Lane. May be viewed any time previous to the sale, and catalogues had at the Horse Shoes Drayton (Sic) and at the office of Wm Cole near the Iron Bridge, Cambridge.


Cambridge Chronicle 6 February 1824, P3, Sale Butcher's Shop

To be sold by auction by Elliot Smith, at the Black Horse public house in Dry Drayton, on Friday the 20th day of February 1824, at 7 o’clock in the evening, in two lots;

A very good farm-house, with barn, stable, large yard and garden, and capital close of pasture land adjoining; together with another house, and well accustomed Butcher’s Shop (Where was this?) and slaughter house, all contiguous; as now occupied by Mr John Chapman, and his tenant, Mr Vials.

Also a valuable allotment of arable land, containing upwards of 1½ acres and situate close to the village at the entrance from Cambridge, also occupied by the said Mr Chapman.

The whole is copyhold.

For future particulars enquire on Mr Harris, Attorney at Law, Petty Cury; or of Elliot Smith, Cambridge.


Cambridge Chronicle, 15 April 1825, P5, Butcher’s Shop and Slaughterhouse

above advertisement repeated.


Cambridge Chronicle, 24 June 1825, P1, Dry Drayton Court Leet

As advert 9 May 1801


Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 03 March 1826 p3. Death of Mrs Smith

Died - On Thursday the 23rd ult at the Deanery, Christ Church, Oxford, a few days after her confinement, Mrs Smith, wife of the very Rev the Dean of Christ Church, and Rector of Dry Drayton, in this County. She has left 13 children to deplore her irepairable loss.


Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 28 April 1826 p3. Pasture and land sale

Pasture and Arable Land Dry Drayton, to be sold by auction, by John Swan, At the Black Horse, Dry Drayton, on Wednesday May 3, 1826, at seven o'clock in the evening, subject to such conditions of sale as will be then produced
Lot 1.— A very luxuriant close of pasture, situate in the pleasant village of Dry Drayton, containing about Two Acres, in the occupation of Mr. John Burton.
Lot 2.— An Allotment of arable land adjoining the turnpike road, near the entrance to the said village, inclosed on one side fence, containing about an Acre and Half, and in the occupation of John Chapman.

Copyhold of the Manor of Crowlands. For further particulars enquire of Messrs. Randall and Son, solicitors, or of John Swan, upholsterer cabinet-maker, appraiser, surveyor, and estate-agent, Sidney Street, Cambridge.


Cambridge Chronicle, 30 June 1826, P3, Horse stolen from C.Francis.

On Tuesday morning early, a valuable mare, the property of Mr C.Francis of Dry Drayton, was stolen from a pasture near the farm.


Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 08 December 1826 p3. Theft of horse.

Stolen from Dry Drayton in the County of Cambridge, on Tuesday night, the 5th December 1826, a black cart filly, three years old, 14 hands and a half high, small round feet, two hind heels white, the off heel white higher up that the other, with white down the face . It is a remarkably compact, well shaped filly - Whoever will discover the offender or offenders, shall, upon conviction, receive a reward of ten guineas, on application to Mr Thomas Hallack, Cambridge.


Huntingdon, Bedford and Peterborough Gazette p3 3 February 1827 Deaths in the snow

Inquests.—On Monday last an inquisition was taken at Dry Drayton, by John Ingle, Esq. one of the coroners for this county, on view of the body of Mary Riley, who was found about eight o'clock on Sunday morning lying dead in the snow by the side of the turnpike-road. Verdict accordingly. And on the same day another inquisition was taken by the same coroner, on view of the body of James Riley, who was found on Sunday morning lying in the snow by the side of the turnpike-road in an insensible state, when he was taken to the parish of Dry Drayton, where he died about seven o'clock in the evening, from the inclemency of the weather of the previous night.


Cambridge Chronicle, 31 October 1828, P2. Inquest Lydia Rutter.

An inquest was taken at Dry Drayton, on Wednesday last, before John Ingle Esq, one of the Coroners for this County, on view of the body of Lydia Rutter, aged about 37, who for many years past had been subject to fits. It appeared that the unfortunate woman had been to the pond to draw some water on the preceding day, and was found in the pond about four o’clock in the afternoon quite dead. The jury being of the opinion she had been seized with one of her usual fits, returned a verdict to that effect.


Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 27 March 1829 Farm sale.

160 ewes and lambs, six horses, seven carts, waggons and agricultural implements, Dry Drayton - Close by the St. Neots Turnpike Road. To be sold by auction by Elliott Smith, on the premises, the New Farm, (Where was this?) on Tuesday the 7th of April, 1829, exactly at eleven o'clock, (the Farm being let;) 160 Very prime Leicester ewes, with strong healthy Lambs; strong Cart Horses in good working condition, a clever bay Pony, Store Pigs; excellent narrow-wheel waggon, five ditto carts with copses and ladders, tumbril cart, a nearly new market cart and harness, 11 ploughs, 3 pair of harrows, 1 heavy ditto, 2 rolls, 2 chaff boxes, harness, six dozen hurdles, and various other farming implements. Catalogues may be had at the Falcon, St. Neots; Crown, Caxton, and St. Ives; Lamb, Ely; and Elliot Smith, Cambridge.


Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 08 May 1829 p3. Stock sale

Live and dead farming stock, Dry Drayton. Six Months' Credit on approved joint security. To be Sold by auction, by Elliot Smith, Next Tuesday, the 12th of May, 1829, at eleven o'clock, on the premises of Mr. Wm. Farrington, who is leaving his Farm; (Where was this?) Consisting of 60 Couples, 10 Guest Ewes, 1 Tup, 4 useful Cart Horses, a nearly thorough-bred Bay Nag Mare, 6 years old, with superior action; a clever 2-year-old Bay Colt, by Fireaway; 6 capital short-horned and polled Cows, 1 Welch Cow & calf, 1 Guest Cow, very fresh; fat Calf, 2 Sows and pigs, 3 Sows in pig, 1 Yelt ditto, 2 Store Pigs; nearly new 6-inch-wheel iron armed cart, narrow-wheel ditto, ploughs, new thistle plough, cart and plough harness, plough timber, 25 dozen fold stakes, various agricultural implements, &c. &c.
Also, on Mr. Hallacks Farm adjoining, A grey CART MARE, 6 years old; a 3-year-old Colt, a 2-year-old ditto, a 3-year-old Filly, a fine Yorkshire Cow in calf, a ditto Heifer in calf; a polled Cow and two Heifers, all with calves by their sides; and a polled Heifer calf.
Catalogues may had at the Crown Inn, St. Ives; Falcon, St. Neots; and of Elliot Smith, Cambridge.


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