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Some Selected Reports from The Windsor and Eton Express

28th January 1837

Stoppage of Medley's Bank.

- The inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood of Windsor were yesterday thrown into considerable consternation by the announcement that the bank of Messrs. Medley and Son, and Co., of this town, had stopped payment. The alarm, however as the day advanced, greatly subsided, as it became known that from the short period since its establishment - we believe about three years - its business as a bank of deposit was by no means of an extensive character, and also that of those who did bank there, very few indeed are likely to suffer to any material extent. The greatest loss is therefore expected to accrue among the holders of Messrs. Medley's notes, but we believe their circulation also was limited. This stoppage has naturally caused a run to be made upon the other and old established bank, that of Messrs. Ramsbottom and Co, but there every demand has been promptly met, and the confidence hitherto manifested in that establishment has been materially increased. Messrs. Medley and Co are the proprietors of other banks at Uxbridge, Watford, and Aylesbury, and we believe several other places, two of which are in Ireland. The inconvenience to depositors and holders of notes by the failure must therefore be considerable, but to a much less extent in Windsor than probably in any of the other places.

On Saturday, the 21st inst., died at his residence in Newman-street, aged 51 years, James Hinton Baverstock, Esq., F.S.A., formerly a partner in the firm of Ramsbottom and Baverstock, and for nearly thirty years brewer of the celebrated Windsor ale. The connexion in business between the families of Ramsbottom and Baverstock commenced in the year 1786, and the mutual regard which existed between their fathers was preserved uninterruptedly by the Member for Windsor and the subject of the present notice, until brought to a close by the stroke of death. Mr. Baverstock's general friends will remember him as a man of kind heart and obliging manners; whilst his widow and many children have to lament an irreparable loss.


- In a house in the New-road, Windsor , there are four inmates, two females and two males, all single, whose united ages amount to 292 years, all enjoying good health. We understand the owner and occupier of the house intends shortly to have a Ball, to consist of persons of a corresponding age.

Land Floods.

- The rain fell in such torrents, and so incessantly during the night of Wednesday last, that caused on Thursday the total inundation of the low lands in the neighbourhood, and rendered some of the roads quite impassable for pedestrians, and almost so for vehicles. The inhabitants of the houses in the lower part of Brunswick -terrace, Adelaide-square, and that part of the town, were made prisoners for a short time, to so great a height had the water risen, but about mid-day it began to subside, and made its departure as rapid as was its appearance.

Stag Hunt

- The inhabitants of Peascod-street, Windsor, were amused on Monday last by the appearance of the Royal deer, which took refuge in the farriers shop of Mr.Henderson, but not choosing to remain in that place he again made for the street, and with plenty of pursuers, (excepting the hounds, which had been checked at his entrance to the town and kept back), hurried up to the Castle, to pay a morning visit as it were to his Royal master, in the Quadrangle of which the noble animal was safely caught.

Sudden Death

- Last evening a man, whose name is unknown, but who is believed to be a tramper, fell down dead in Clewer fields. His body was taken to the Leather Bottle beer-shop to await the decision of a Coroner's Inquest.
This morning James Dorrell, a horse-keeper to Mrs. Lillywhite, of the Swan Inn, Windsor, was discovered dead in his bed. He had been unwell for some time. An Inquest was held this afternoon, before Mr.Martin, Coroner for the Borough, on the body, and a verdict of "Died by the Visitation of God" returned.

Death from Fright

- an inquest was held on Wednesday by Henry Wood, Esq., Coroner for Surrey, at Morsell [?], on a young man of the name of George Greener. The evidence was to this effect.
The deceased, who had been suffering from a severe attack of influenza and was in a very weak state, was on his return trip from London in a one horse cart, driven by a witness named Isaac Fuller, when, on their approach to Chertsey, between eight and nine in the evening, some idle fellows on the road, in the way of frolie, caused the horse to start and run the cart against a bank; and although the witness by his good management had prevented its complete overthrow the deceased was so terrified by the approach of danger, that after clinging to the witness and uttering two or three groans, he expired almost immediately. From the evidence of Mr.White, a surgeon of Chertsey, to whose house the deceased was taken in the cart, and examined, the Jury felt no hesitation in pronouncing a verdict of the deceased's death by fright.

Windsor Police

On Thursday four men, named Richard Green, George Green, John Wilson, and John Raygon; were bought before the Magistrates, charged with stealing two coppers, the property of Mr.Bedborough, from some of his houses in South-place. The coppers were stolen on Monday night, and from some circumstances of strong suspicion against the prisoners they were apprehended on Tuesday. Upon these circumstances being stated, the prisoners were remanded for further examination on Monday next. From some private information which was obtained, Captain Thomson, after the men had been remanded, granted a search warrant to Copas, the Clewer Constable, who proceeded to the premises of an old woman, named Green, a relative of two of the prisoners, residing in Clewer fields, and succeeded in discovering the two stolen coppers buried in the garden attached to her house. On Monday the property will be forthcoming , and the old woman herself will be brought forward.

Two men, named George Howe and William Chesterman, were charged with stealing a truss of hay , the property of Mr.Clarke, of the White Hart Inn. The prisoner Chesterman, it appeared, was followed by Mole, one of the constables, and by Sims, the gaoler, having been seen going down George-street with a truss of hay on his shoulder, which he took into a house occupied by a chimney-sweep named Millard. On apprehending him , he said the hay had been given to him by "George, the horsekeeper", meaning Howe, who had for some time been in Mr.Clarke's service in that capacity. Chesterman however begged the officers not to say anything about it. Howe was afterwards taken into custody,and, on being confronted with Chesterman, admitted he had given the hay to him. The prisoners were remanded until Monday for further examination, and under the circumstances, they required Millard, the sweep, to find sureties for his appearance on that day.

Eton Police

- On Thursday a man named Charles Cayley was charged before W.Hexter, Esq., with stealing some corn, the property of Mr.F. Buckland, of Wyrardisbury, and was fully committed for trial -
Yesterday four persons, three men and a woman, were fully committed to Aylesbury gaol for stealing sheep from the premises of Mr.Holderness, of Horton.