Some Selected Reports from The Windsor and Eton Express
23rd July 1842
The evening of the annual Regatta by the Eton scholars, prior to the school breaking up for the holidays, will take place on the river. The annual speeches will be delivered at the college on Monday morning, and afterwards the elections will take place for King's College, Cambridge. The Rev.Mr.Harvey
, divinity lecturer of King's College, Cambridge, and John Law, Esq.
, a barrister also of that college, will be the posers on this occasion.
It will be seen by an advertisement in another column that Mr.Dodd
, the lessee of the Theatre Royal, opens his summer campaign on Monday next. The bill of fare is very attractive, and the play going folks are promised a quantum sufficit of good entertainment. The inimitable Madile Celeste
, who has frequently delighted the London audiences, and also Brother Jonathan
during her tour in the United States, makes her appearance for the first time to a Windsor audience, and negotiations (as diplomatists term it) are pending to secure a succession of other artistes of standing. We trust the season will be a propitious one, and hold out encouragement to the manager to be spirited in catering for the amusement of the Windsor audiences.
Infantry and Cavalry
The infantry and cavalry regiments in garrison at Windsor played a match in the square of the cavalry barracks on Tuesday. There was some excellent play, and the match was well contested. On the part of the 2nd life guards, private Ellar
scored 3 and 2, private Yates
, 13 and 0, private Bentley
, 41 and 0; Capt.Langley
, 9 and 7, Capt.Lawley
, 15 and 12, Lord Drumlanrig
, 0 and 2, Col.Hall
, 1 and 4, Capt.Blane
, 0 and 1, Col.Allen
, 0 and 5, private Lamb
, 3 and 7, not out, and private Marchant
, 0, not out, and 0 byes &c., 25 and 26, total 176. On the part of the 15th foot, Capt.Smith
obtained 8 and 11, Capt.Astel
, 6 and 7, Capt.Horracks
, 0 and 25, Capt.Wilkinson
, 7 and 13, Lord Charles Wellesley
, 0 and 23, not out, Capt.Pardoe
, 38, not out, and 5, Capt.Head
, 0 and 1, sergeant Peek
, 4 and 1, Capt.Asherot
, 5 and 2, Capt.Dickenson
, 2 and 0, Capt.Hay
, 3, byes, &c, 13 and 4, total 176. The infantry winning by two wickets.
The Upper Sixes - The Etonians manned by Woodbridge
, ma., Lord Guernsey
, Lord Henley
, Lord Belgrave
steerer. The Dreadnought by Codrington
, ma., Pepys
steerer. This race took place on the 16th , the latter boat was backed at long odds to win, but the knowing ones had the worst of it. A strong pull to Bargeman's Bay, where the Dreadnought had a trifling lead, the Etonian then pulled into her rudder, and bore hard upon it to Lower Hope, where Lord Belgrave
effected his purpose, gave the Dreadnought a complete twist round, and the boats were fixed a considerable time head and stern together. At last the Dreadnought was shaken off, and the Etonian got away; as a matter of course the Dreadnought was some time in righting itself, and lost all chance, the Etonian coming in 50 yards in advance.
Eton Collegians and Westminster Scholars - We some time ago gave the name of the crew of the first chosen by Mr.Richards
, the captain at Eton, for the match with Westminster; they have since, however, undergone some alteration, and now stand, Richards
, ma., Tuke
, ma., Ffolliot
. It is not settled whether the boat will be steered by a waterman or an Etonian, but in all probability the former. The match takes place on Tuesday next.
Windsor Police - Monday
[Before Robert Blunt, Esq., and Sir John Chapman.]
was again brought up on suspicion of stealing a remnant of plaid stuff from the shop of Mr.Driver
was now present, but although he had little or no doubt that the plaid was his property, he could not undertake to swear positively to it.
The magistrates then discharged the prisoner, but ordered the plaid to be retained in the custody of the police.
and his apprentice, Frederick Alder Priestley
, again attended before the magistrates, when it appeared that the boy complained that his master would not employ him, and Mr.Bates
stated that the conduct of the boy was so bad that he could never think of employing him, and he was therefore determined that the law should take its course.
, of Slough, stated that he apprenticed the boy whom he had believed to be a good boy. He had never complained to witness about his master, but if he were anything like so bad as was represented, he (Mr.Jennings
) would have no farther responsibility on his account. Mr.Bates
had several times called on him to complain of the boy.
then produced the indentures from which it appeared he had received a premium of £29 odd with the boy, who was to be paid wages, rising yearly for the six years from 2s to 14s.
The magistrates said it would be desirable that the boy should be turned over to another master.
said he would never have him again, and he should be glad if the boys friends would find another master for him. It was but a few days ago that he and another young man, named Overshot
, were drinking at the Hope, and ran up a score of 2s; they then prevailed on the landlord to purchase the duplicate of a saw for a shilling. That saw he (Mr.B.) had redeemed on being told the circumstance by the landlord, and it was now in court.
A great deal of conversation ensued between the boys aunt, the magistrates, and Mr.Bates
, which ended in the deposition of the latter being taken as to the general bad conduct of the apprentice, his frequent absence from work for days together, his impudent behaviour to his master, &c.
The magistrates then said that the amount of the premium prevented them disposing of the case, and by the Act Mr.Bates
must proceed against the boy at the Quarter Sessions.
was charged with assaulting his wife Elizabeth Langford
It appeared from the statement of the complainant, a respectable looking woman, that she and her husband, when living at Reading, had in consequence of his ill-usage separated after she had been obliged to have him before the magistrates of that town, when he was bound over to keep the peace. It was agreed that the defendant should take charge of their two children, that she was to go to service to support herself, and that he was never to annoy her. He, however, broke the condition. She got in a respectable situation, but he went to her master, and told him he (the master) had got a w- in his house (meaning her), and consequently her master discharged her at the expiration of a month's warning. The defendant took up with a married woman named Eliza Wilcox
, and they moved to Love-lane, in this town. On Thursday in last week the complainant came to Windsor, and went to the house in Love-lane, as she had no means of support, and when waiting there, she saw her husband and his paramour return, after having enjoyed a ride out. When he saw her he pulled off his coat, which he gave to the woman to hold, and then he most violently took his wife up in his arms and thrust her into the street, where she fell down and was much bruised in consequence.
The circumstances relating to the assault were corroborated by two females, who witnessed it, and it appeared that it gave rise to a considerable commotion in Love-lane, the defendant being serenaded with "rough music," with pots, pans, &c.
The defendant, in his defence, said, when he got home with his horse and cart, he found his wife there; fearing a row, as he had been bound over to keep the peace, he went for a policeman, who returned with him, when he gently pushed her out of his house. He then entered into a long history of matrimonial miseries; once, he said, his wife stabbed him with a fork, and she was committed to prison to take her trial, but he forgave her, and took her back; at another time she was seen out at 11 o'clock at night, walking with a cobbler. In short, he said they had several times been separated, and she on one separation went into service at Messrs.Grote
bank, in London, where she was seven years and upwards.
He called Sexton
, the policeman, whom he had applied to, to come to his house, which he did, but he did not interfere. He, however saw the defendant thrust his wife violently out of the house when she fell down.
, a yellow faced looking woman, with whom the prisoner cohabits, was then called, and she said while the defendant was gone for a policeman, Mrs.Langford
abused her very much. When the defendant returned, she (witness) went up stairs, and did not see the assault.
- Why, gentlemen, she was there, and he handed her his coat, telling her "to hold it dear, and I will soon do for her."
The witness admitted she did hold the coat, but she then went up stairs.
The defendant said the witness was his housekeeper, and she protected his children.
said, from her mode of living, and her coming forward as a witness, she was under very suspicious circumstances. There were no doubts faults on both sides, but the defendant had no right to commit so violent as assault on his wife.
The magistrates then adjudged the defendant to pay a fine of 20s and 15s costs, and in default of payment to be imprisoned a month.
He was unable to pay and was removed in custody, but he subsequently paid.
told his wife that her husband was bound to support her, and if he refused to do so, she must apply to the relieving officer.
was charged with stealing a screw-wrench. He was apprehended at Windsor, at the Grapes public-house, and the screw-wrench found on him, but the robbery was committed at Eton, and the magistrates ordered that he should be taken before the bench at Eton.
, an Irishman, was charged with being drunk and incapable of taking care of himself the previous night. He was reprimanded and discharged.
, a private in the 15th regiment of foot, was charged with passing a bad shilling.
It appeared Pearce
purchased at a stall some cherries, tendering the vendor a bad shilling. He received the change and the divided it between two brother soldiers and himself, before the shilling was found to be bad. Neither of the three had any other money, good or bad, upon them. The shilling was a wretched imitation of silver coin, was quite black, and had seen very rough usage, probably by being trampled under foot.
The accused was discharged, and the shilling ordered to be destroyed.
was charged with being drunk and disorderly, but on promising to leave the town instantly , was discharged.
[Before John Clode, Esq. (Mayor), Robert Blunt, Esq., and Robert Tebbott, Esq.]
The overseers of New Windsor appeared before the magistrates who were assembled in petty sessions, to show cause why they had not obeyed an order of the board of guardians, to pay the contribution of £500, or any part thereof.
appeared on the part of the board of guardians, and he stated that an order had been made upon the overseers, for a contribution of £500, of which £400 had been paid, leaving £100 due, which the overseers had to pay.
The magistrates asked the overseers what they had to say in reply.
The overseers said they had no money in hand, the collection of the rate was left to Mr.Towers
, who paid the money into the Bank. They had, when they came into office, to pay upwards of £100, which their predecessors had left unpaid, and therefore they had actually paid more than they could have anticipated.
said he had about £40 now in hand, and to a question by the magistrates, he said he thought it probable he should be able to collect sufficient of the arrears in a few days to pay the whole sum demanded of £100.
Eventually the magistrates gave the overseers a week to pay the money.
said he was instructed to apply for costs, and they were ordered to be paid, amounting to 18s
The overseers of Clewer were also summoned for not paying their contribution to the Union, but they were not in attendance, having, since the proceedings were taken, paid the money. Mr.Long
therefore, in obedience to instructions from the board of guardians, merely asked for the costs as against those overseers, and the magistrates made an order for them to pay 15s.
, of Messrs. Reid and Co.'s Bank
, attended to claim a fancy dog which was in the possession of the police, and which belonged to him. He said it had been stolen by some person on Saturday morning, while his door was open, and his servant cleaning at the door. The police found it on Wednesday in the possession of Frederick Hand
, who claimed it as his own. Hand
must have known it was his (Mr.Gray's
) dog, for he had once before seen it following Mrs.Gray
, and then wished to claim it. The mother of the dog, exactly like it, was now in court, belonging to the son of Mr.Clode
, of the New Inn, and both dogs being produced on the table, a mutual recognition of each other took place.
, the superintendent of police, said he saw Hand
with the dog on Wednesday, and took it from him. Hand
said it was his own, and he (Mr.Gillman
) told him to attend before the magistrates to state his claim, but he had not made his appearance.
The magistrates said Hand
deserved some punishment.
said he could not prove who stole the dog.
(the magistrates clerk) said he was liable to a fine for having possession of a dog that was not his own.
was then sworn, and having deposed that the dog was his, it was ordered to be at once delivered up to him.
Charles Edward Clowes
was charged with stealing the duplicate of a watch, pledged for 30s, at Mr.Radnor's
, the property of Charles Glenville
It appeared that on Tuesday last the prosecutor, who was a plasterer, was what he termed, "on the spree," and in order to enable him to "carry it on," he pawned his watch at Mr.Radnor's
for 30s, after which he went to Mr.Rhode's
public house in George-street to spend the day, and treat the prisoner and others with both meat and drink. He had put the duplicate of the watch in his watch fob, where, by good rights, the watch itself should have been instead of its representative, and he drank so much at last he became oblivious of all passing events, even of the abstraction of his duplicate. This was not the only ungrateful return made by the prisoner for the free manner in which he had been treated, for at one time the prosecutor gave him half a crown to pay for a quartern of rum, and he kept the change; at another time he gave him half a crown to pay for a pot of beer, and no change was forthcoming; so that, by the end of the "spree," the prosecutor got pretty well fleeced. However the watch remained safe at Mr.Radnor's
, although the prisoner disposed of the duplicate to a person named Talbot
, who lent him a shilling on it. The prisoner was committed for trial.
, the man who was on Monday fined for assaulting his wife (as stated in our report of that day), was now charged with deserting his wife and leaving her chargeable to the parish of New Windsor. As he said he had witnesses to call to prove that his wife had no legal claim on him, the magistrates remanded him to prison until Monday.
was also charged with leaving his wife and child chargeable to Windsor parish. He stated that his wife had been living with a man named Watkins
, and that he had left the child with his grandmother, whom he paid 3s a week for its support; his wife however, got the child away, and now she had thrown herself and the child on the union.
The magistrates took these circumstances into consideration, and discharged the defendant on paying the expenses, and also the cost to which the parish had been put in the maintenance of the mother and child. He was, moreover, allowed a fortnight to pay the money.
[We are requested by Mr.Strawbridge
, supervisor of this district, to contradict the assertion of Samuel Saunders
, who was fined last week for keeping his beer-house open at unlawful hours, that he had informed him that he might sell beer up to 11 o'clock on a Sunday. Mr.Strawbridge
states that he has invariably informed beer-house keepers on application, that they must comply with the magistrates orders.]
Eton Police - Tuesday
and William Stanley
were charged with stealing a copper from the wash-house of John Buckland
, of Hitcham.
It appeared that the copper was stolen during the night of the 2nd, or early on the morning of the 3rd of March last. Moss
was apprehended at Uxbridge on the 21st of May, with a copper and a sack, for the possession of which he could not satisfactorily account, and he was taken before a magistrate and committed to prison for six weeks for unlawful possession of the sack. During his imprisonment it was ascertained that the copper had been stolen from Mr.Buckland
. The only evidence against Stanley
was, that he was in company with Moss
when he was apprehended. Stanley
was discharged , and Moss
was fully committed for trial.
[Before the Rev.Thomas Carter, and the Rev.W.G.Cookesley.]
, who had been remanded from Windsor on Monday, was charged with stealing a screw wrench, the property of John Kirby
, from the premises of Mr.Norwood
, coachmaker, Brocas-lane.
The property , it appeared, was stolen from Mr.Norwood's
premises during the night of Saturday last, and the prisoner was apprehended by Clarke
, a Windsor policeman, at the Grapes public-house, when the screw-wrench was found in his possession.
He was fully committed for trial.
was charged with assaulting Thos.Holdway
, at Slough, on the 11th instant.
It appeared that the parties were together at the Black Boy public-house on the above day, when, without the slightest provocation, the defendant knocked the complainant down.The defendant was fined 5s and costs, altogether 21s 6d and at his solicitation the magistrates allowed him 14 days to pay the money; in default to be imprisoned two months.
and Henry Mitchell
were charged with stealing some peas, the property of John Pusey
, of Stoke, on the 9th inst. They were convicted and committed to the house of correction at Aylesbury for one month.
Egham, Saturday, July 23.
The Races - The labours of the "Egham Race Fund Committee" are likely to be crowned with success. Sir Gilbert Heathcote
, with a liberality seldom to be met with, has presented £20 to the fund, and subscribed to every stake besides - this from a gentleman who has not the least interest in the parish except that of seeing it again prosperous and thriving speaks volumes; we shall be very glad to record the subscriptions of the gentlemen in the immediate neighbourhood, and trust those who have heretofore subscribed their pound will this year double their subscriptions, which will not only ensure good sport, and be a stimulus to trade, but would lay a foundation for the future continuance and prosperity of the races.
On Wednesday night, about eleven o'clock , was seen a very brilliant lunar rainbow, which was visible for more than a quarter of an hour; the expanse was from north to west, with a very heavy shower during the time.
Chertsey, Saturday, July 23.
Yesterday a most pleasing site was witnessed at our Union-house, it being the third anniversary of the "Chertsey Union Society for rewarding deserving labourers and their families." Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Gloucester
is the patroness, and from the gratification she experienced by attending the anniversary last year, her royal highness expressed her intention of being present at this celebration, thus sharing in no inconsiderable measure in the happiness of those to whom she was contributing it to others. Sir Henry Fletcher, Bart.
, is the President of the society, and James Sparks, Esq.
, (those two gentlemen being the original founders of the society) Vice-President. The limits of the society's operations include the following divisions and parishes: - 1st division - Chertsey, Byfleet, and Pyford; 2nd - Weybridge and Walton; 3rd - Windlesham and Bisley; 4th - Horsell and Chobham.
The illustrious patroness and the gentry and clergy arrived in about thirty carriages, and among the visitors were the following: - Lady Francis Hotham
, Lady Fletcher
, Colonel Wood
, Sir H.Fletcher
, the Rev. Mr.Snell
, the Rev. Mr.Hatch
, the Rev. Mr.North
, the Rev. Mr.Mangles
, the Rev. Mr.King
, the Rev.James Jerram
, the Rev.Mr.Haggett
, the Rev. Mr.Buckland
, Captain Prescott
, and a very large assemblage.
The candidates for prizes were then called, and forty-two successful ones received rewards varying from 10s to 40s each in cash, for cleanliness, order, &c. In their vocations, and in the management of their families. In this way all those deserving were rewarded for their general good conduct, and the sight was indeed a highly gratifying one. Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Gloucester
took an especial interest in the proceedings, and her condescension was a matter of just pride to all concerned. The rewards having been given, the competitors for prizes were regaled in a spacious marquee, erected for the purpose, with good roast beef and plum pudding, and ale to wash it down. A chair was placed at the head of the table for the chairman, but her Royal Highness occupied it, expressing her wish to preside at so delightful an entertainment. The whole proceedings were of the most interesting character.
Maidenhead, Saturday, July 23.
A meeting of the committee of the Royal East Berks Agricultural Society was held at our Town-hall, on Wednesday last, and as will be seen by an advertisement in another column , and annual meeting is appointed for Tuesday , the 27th day of Sept., next in fields belonging to Mr.Wm.Peto, jun.
, near Maidenhead. We are pleased to hear that this association has increased in strength, and that the ensuing meeting promises well, it not only being on an extended scale, but his royal highness Prince Albert
, as the patron and a subscriber to the funds of the society, has directed extra premiums to be competed for, which will greatly add to the interest of the day. An extra premium in the stock department, given by Captain Bulkeley
, will also be competed for. The dinner, as heretofore, will take place at the Town-hall, in this town, and it is expected the proceedings of the day will be a treat to the lovers of agricultural pursuits.
Uxbridge, Saturday, July 23.
The following case of local interest was heard on Monday last, before the Vice Chancellor, Sir K.Bruce
(with whom was Mr.Chandless
) stated that, the plaintiff, Miss Maria Harris
, resided with her father, Mr.Solomon Harris
, late of Langley, Bucks, but now of Uxbridge. The defendant, Alexander McInnes Thomson
, who lodged in the house of the plaintiff's father at Langley, having ascertained that the plaintiff would shortly become entitled to £1000 , 3 per cent Consols, paid his addresses to her, which were favourably received. Thomson
represented himself to be a near relation of the Duke of Rosburgh
, but had no visible means of obtaining a livelihood. Mr.Harris
, therefore deemed it prudent to make some enquiries respecting him. The result of these enquiries caused Mr.Harris
to entertain strong objections to Thomson
, and to forbid him his house. The plaintiff was, however, induced by Thomson
to encourage his addresses, and to accompany him, unknown to her father, to the White Horse Inn, at Uxbridge, where he persuaded her to write her name across a blank stamped paper, which he afterwards filled up as an acceptance for £500, in his own favour. Thomson
took the bill thus obtained to his own attorney, the other defendant, Mr.John Billing
, of King-street, Cheapside, who discounted it. The bill being overdue,
commenced an action against the plaintiff for £500, the amount of the bill. The plaintiff, thereupon, instituted the present suit, for the purpose of restraining the defendant Billing
from proceeding with his action. After the common injunction had been granted, Billing
put in his answer, by which he admitted that he had only actually advanced in money £150 for the bill, and placed the balance to the credit of Thomson
and others of his clients, friends of Thomson
. The case now came before the court for the purpose of cause being shown against the dissolution of the injunction. The question substantially was, whether the action should go on, or whether the whole matter should be investigated by this court.
and Mr. W.C.E.Keene
appeared for the defendants.
His honour said, he purposely and studiously abstained, for reasons he should hereafter explain, from giving any opinion whatever upon the facts of the case until he should have before him all the information which an investigation in a court of law could afford him; he would then dispose of the case. In the meantime the injunction must be dissolved so far as related to the action at law, excepting that the defendant Billing was not to be at liberty to levy execution, but he might proceed to trial.
On Monday these sessions were held before Messrs.T.Dagnell
, the sitting magistrates.
, of Ruislip, labourer, was charged by police-constable Kevile, 179, with being drunk and disorderly in the parish of Ickenham on Saturday night. He was fined 20s, and in default of payment was committed for 14 days.
John George Harlington
, a labourer, was charged by Mr.Hunt
, of that place, with stealing a quantity of apples from an inclosed orchard, his property. He was fined 20s and costs, and in default of payment was committed for 21 days.
, a labourer, was charged by Mr.William Clayton
, farmer, of Hillingdon, with damaging a quantity of wheat. He was fined 2s the amount of damage, or to be imprisoned seven days. Mr.Clayton
stated that he had already suffered in the same way from persons making his wheat field their lodging place for the night, and he appeared against the prisoner more for the sake of an example than for any damages he might get from him. Edwards
was next charged by police-constable Newland
with assaulting him and resisting him in the execution of his duty, while being conveyed to the station. He was fined 10s, and in default of payment was committed for one week.
, a labourer, of Ruislip, was charged with being drunk and disorderly , and making use of obscene language in the parish of Ruislip. He was fined 10s and costs, and in default of payment was committed for 14 days.
, of Harmondsworth, was fined 1s and costs for sleeping in a shed in the occupation of Mr.John Sheppard
, of Hillingdon.
and Edward Hoppin
were fined 10s each, including costs, for riding on their carts without reins, in the parish of Northolt.
Fire - Between seven and eight o'clock on Wednesday night a hay rick (on the premises of the Countess de Salis
, Dawley Lodge), the property of Mr.Norton
, farmer, Colham-green, in the parish of Hillingdon, was discovered to be on fire, and with the assistance of the police, and Mr.Norton
and his servants, the fire was subdued, and apparently extinguished. A policeman was left to watch, incase it should break out again, which it did about half-past one o'clock. Information was immediately sent to Hillingdon station, when serjeant Monaghan
and five police constables repaired to the spot, and again succeeded in apparently getting it out, and indeed all appeared perfectly safe. Mr.Norton
and his men retired home, but left a man to watch in case of any more appearance of fire, when, strange to say, in about two hours afterwards it was again in a blaze. It was at last completely got under, by the rick being cut in two, and a plentiful supply of water thrown upon it. A wheat rick standing near it had to be taken down and rebuilt in another and more safe place. It was very fortunate that the wind was low at the time, or the effects might have been of a far more serious nature, as the rick adjoined several wooden buildings in the farm yard; had they
caught fire, the whole of the farm buildings would in all probability have been destroyed. The origin of the fire is supposed to have been caused by a wadding from a gun having been fired in the direction of the stack. The damage is supposed to be £20.
Child Drowned - Between 10 and 11 o'clock, on the morning of Saturday last, a child named John Yeoman
, aged one year and nine months, was drowned at Rockingham river, parish of Hillingdon. It appears that the child was entrusted to the care of its sister, a girl of nine years of age, who took it into a field adjoining the river to gather flowers, and while doing so the child walked or crawled to the edge of the stream, fell in, and was drowned. The father of the child is a labouring man of the name of James Yeoman
, at present living in the township of Uxbridge.
Marlow, Saturday, July 23.
The long expected gorge in commemoration of R.Hampden, Esq.
, being returned for Great Marlow, took place at the Crown Inn, in this town, on Wednesday last. Col. Alexander Higginson
took the chair, supported by Messrs. John
and Thomas Rolls
, on either side. Mr. Shagg Harris
, Thomas Rosewell
and William Smith
, with other gentlemen of vocal and musical notoriety, graced the bottom of the table, a fair proportion of rev. divines, including the vicar of Great Marlow and a few gentlemen of distinction, amongst whom we noticed Capt.Fitzmaurice
, Sir G.Nugent
, and Charles Scott Murray, Esq.
, occupied the intervening seats. Mr. George Greenwood
was absent. The excellence of the wines, and choice selection of the viands, did credit to Mr.Franklin's
taste and judgement, and the company did ample justice thereto. The feast was remarkable for nothing more than the noise of the assembly and the common place character of the toasts and speeches.