Some Selected Reports from The Windsor and Eton Express
22nd June 1839
High Wycombe, Saturday, June 22
Wycombe Union - Separation of the Parish of Fawley from this Union
, the guardian of this parish , brought this subject before the Board this day. H.W.Parker, Esq.
, Assistant Poor Law Commissioner, addressed the Board, and a very animated discussion afterwards took place in the Town-hall. On the Board dividing the numbers were - For the separation 4; against it, 20.
Uxbridge, Saturday, June 22
A public examination of the boys of the British School, Windsor-street, Uxbridge, consisting of 240, took place on Tuesday evening last, before T.T.Clarke, Esq.
, chairman, D.Rutter, Esq.
, H.Hall, Esq.
, H.Grainge, Esq.
, the Rev.C.P.Price
, the Rev.T.G.Stamper
, and many other friends and subscribers of that Institution, to the great satisfaction of all present. On the examination being concluded the Rev.T.G.Stamper
addressed the children at some length, and in a very feeling manner; the Rev.C.P.Price
then addressed the parents of the children (most of whom were present); after which each child received a large plum cake, and retired to their respective homes highly pleased.
On Wednesday last information was given to Sir W.Wiseman, Bart.
, magistrate of Middlesex, that there was a family, named Maydon
, living on Uxbridge Moor, whose children were kept in a most wretched manner; that they had not been out of the room in which they were confined for any purpose, for upwards of twelve months, and that they were frequently seen by the neighbours in a state of nudity at the windows, craving for food. C.J.Murray
, the constable of Hillingdon were sent to investigate the matter, and on Thursday they went to the lodgings of the Maydon's
; they found the mother of the children at Maydon's
father's, a few doors from their house; on telling her the nature of their visit, she replied that they would find her three children naked, but she had a right to do what she liked with them, as they were her own. They went up stairs, and found the door of the house secured by a cord; on going in they discovered three children, all boys, aged about six, four, and two years, in a most dreadful state of filth and dirt, quite naked, all huddled together on a heap of filthy rags, and the room in that beastly state as almost sufficient to
suffocate them with the stench. There was no table or chair, only part of an old bedstead, no bed or bed clothes, nothing but rags to get amongst; as there was nothing large enough to make a covering of (and this was used by the father and mother), in one corner of the room was a sack partly filled with chaff - altogether the place had that dirty, filthy appearance, no one would have credited it to have contained any human beings. The father and mother are both young people. The children were taken with the mother and grandmother before the magistrates, who, after severely reprimanding them for their barbarous conduct, ordered the constable to keep a watchful eye on them, and report in a few days if their situation was improved.
Yesterday morning a serious and fatal occurrence took place at the house of Mr.Robert Jarvis
, a baker, at Colham-green, near Hillingdon. A widow lady, named Bagster
, who was a lodger of his, having been rather unwell for a day or two. Was discovered to have destroyed herself by cutting her throat, which was so effectively done that her life was quite extinct when Mr.Jarvis
went into her sleeping-room to call her about nine o'clock that morning.
The Late Cock-Fighting Affair at Hillingdon
has published in the Morning Chronicle of this day a letter addressed to the committee of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which its length and a pressure of other matter prevent the possibility of transferring to our columns this week. It shall, however, appear in our next.
Staines, Saturday, June 22.
On Thursday afternoon the members of the Staines Cricket Club held their first meeting on their new ground, at the Crooked Billet, when an excellent game was played by some of them. The ground was in an admirable state, which was owing to the exertions of Mr.Hedger
, the landlord. The club was formed only last year, but the subscriptions have been more numerous than was anticipated.
Charge of Forgery
On Thursday morning a man on the name of George Pizzy
, keeper of a beer-shop, and a hay jobber, at Upper Halliford, was apprehended by the police of Staines for forging a bill. It appears he endeavoured to get the bill discounted at Messrs.Ashby's
, who had discounted a bill previous. The second having a suspicious appearance, induced the bankers to refuse it, requesting him to call on the following day. In the mean time they discovered the bills both to be forgeries. The parties names that were forged were John Cole
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