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Some Selected Reports from The Windsor and Eton Express

12th November 1836

Reported Marriage of the Princess Victoria.- It is stated, on the authority of a Ghent Journal, that the marriage of heiress presumptive of the British throne with the elder of the two Princes of Saxe Coburg, is finally determined on. This is stated to be according to the wish of the Illustrious Lady herself.

The Princess Augusta

On Tuesday Her Royal Highness the Princess Augusta completed her sixty-eighth year, when the bells of New Windsor Church, rang a merry peal. Her Royal Highness's tradesmen illuminated in the evening, and public dinners took place in honour of the day at the Adelaide and Hope Inns.

Windsor Dispensary.

We are sorry to hear that there has been some misunderstanding between the medical officers and the committee of this Institution, in consequence of which two of the consulting surgeons. Messrs. Hammond and Fowler, have deemed it prudent to resign, and Messrs. Stevens and Clack have announced themselves as candidates to succeed them. It is much regretted that any difference should arise among the officers of a charitable Institution, because they tend almost invariably to its injury, although it is to be hoped that that will not be the result in the present instance.


On referring to our advertising columns it will be seen that Mr.D.F.Walker, a gentleman who is eminently skilled in the science of philosophy, intends to give a series of lectures upon the subject in the Town Hall, the use of which has been given to him for that purpose by the Mayor. From the well known celebrity of Mr.Walker, and his mode of discussing the subject, we have no doubt that his audiences will be highly numerous.

Eton Union

On Tuesday last the Eton Guardians appointed Mr.Richard Stevens, of Datchet, Collector of the Eton district, Mr. Young, of Colnbrook, for the Iver district, with Mr.George Martin of Burnham, for the Burnham district.

Windsor Police

On Monday a miserable-looking object, named Thomas Neighbour, but who is better known by the soubriquet of "Cold-morning," was charged with having on Saturday night, stolen a 4lb brass weight from the shop of Mr.Banister, the butcher, and a new clothes basket, from the premises of Messrs. Thompson, Coopers and Basket-makers. The prisoner was seen to steal the basket and was making off with it when he was taken into custody. On his way to prison, he threw away a brass weight, which on inquiry was found to belong to Mr.Banister. Neither of the complainants being in attendance, the prisoner was remanded until Thursday, when he was again brought up; but it was stated that Messrs. Thompson and Mr.Banister declined to prosecute.
The Magistrates , after a suitable reprimand discharged the prisoner.

John Downs was, on Thursday , fined 10s, and costs for an assault on Dobson, the policeman.

The Surveyors of Highways applied to the Magistrates to make a rate of 4d in the pound pursuant to notice, and it was made and signed accordingly.

The Mayor (E.Bovingdon, Esq, Jun., who sat on Thursday in that capacity for the first time) enquired whether this rate was not required to pay the law expenses incurred by the late appeal respecting the stopping up a footpath.

Mr.Rangecroft said it was not. It was the usual time for making the rate, but instead of a sixpenny one, as formerly, they only required a fourpenny one, that being found to produce the same amount, in consequence of all the Inhabitants being rated up.

Sir John Chapman inquired if there were any arrears ?

Mr.Rangecroft said only about 20, and that was incurred before he and his colleagues were in office.

Sir John Chapman said they ought to have collected all arrears before they applied for a new rate: or if parties were poor, to have them struck off. He assured the Surveyors, that the Magistrates would always be ready to grant summonses, and aid them in inforcing the payment of the rates.

Mr.Aldous said, in reference to this subject, that one person, who was an army baker at the Horse Barracks, had threatened to indict the Surveyors, for not keeping the road in that neighbourhood in better order; and yet that very person owed four rates.

The Magistrates requested the Surveyors rigidly to enforce the payment of all arrears.