October 5, 2012

Peacocks of Crowle

By Angus Townley

BL: Saturday 14 January 1797 – Bankrupts – Cornelius Peacock and Benjamin Hitchins, of CHatham Place
Monday 5th October 1812 [Salisbury and Winchester Journal] Yesterday on Queen-square, Aldersgate-street, Mr T Peacock, formerly of Chatham-place, a well known character in the metropolis.
[Sheffield Independent] Sat 25 Jan 1840. On the 16th instant, at Crowle, Cornelius Peacock, Esq, of that place, in the 25th year of his age, much regretted by a numerous circle of friends.
[Lincolnshire Chronicle] Friday 5 January 1839. On the 21st ult at Crowle (by the Rev James Johnson) Henry Lister Maw Esq, Lieutenant RN of Tetley Hall to Sarah Ann only daughter of the late Cornelius Peacock, Esq of the former place.

[Hull Packet] William Henry Well, a botanist, of Philaelphia, America was charged by Inspector Watkin with stealing £1 8s from teh dwelling house of James Storey, of Crowle, on the 28th ult, the property of one Sidney Owen of Hull. Remanded to the 3rd October. The prisoner and Owen, who have been residing a few days in Crowle, are both of teh same line of business and have been lecturing during the evenings in teh Market Place and at the same time vended their botanical medicines. They also passed themselves off as father and son up to saturday night when teh robbery is alleged to have taken place and suddenly ceased to be relatives.

London Gazette Issue 22833 – 15 March 1864. Page 49 of 56

Henry Lister Maw, late of Faulkner-square, Liverpool, In the county of Lancaster, Landed Proprietor, and late a Prisoner for Debt in Her Majesty’s Prison at Lancaster, in the said county, having been ‘adjudged bankrupt by a Registrar of the Manchester District Court of Bankruptcy, attending at the Gaol aforesaid, on the 17th of February, 1864, and the adjudication being directed to be prosecuted at the Court of Bankruptcy for the Liverpool District, at Liverpool, in the county of Lancaster, a public sitting, for the said bankrupt to pass his Last Examination, and make application for his Discharge, will be held before Henry James Perry, Esq., the Commissioner of the said last-mentioned Court, on the 29 day of April next, at the said Court, at Liverpool, at eleven o’clock in the forenoon precisely, the day last aforesaid being the day limited for the said bankrupt to surrender. Charles Turner, Esq., of No, 53, South John-street, Liverpool, is the Official Assignee, and Messrs. Woodburn and Pemberton, of Royal Bank-buildings, Dale-street, Liverpool, are the ‘Solicitors acting in the bankruptcy.