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1872 Jan 6th
Crowle – December 30, Beatrice Eugenie, the infant daughter of Frederick Adolf and Mary Burland, aged 14 weeks.
Crowle – December 31st, Polly Leggott, aged 11 months.

1872 Jan 13th
Crowle, January 8th, at the Parish Church, by the Rev F W White, vicar, Mr Lockwood, of Godknow Bridge, to Miss Spencer.
Crowle – Jan 8th, Thomas Whittaker, aged 65 years.
Crowle – Jan 8th, Jane Elizabeth Brunyee, aged 2 years 8 months. Mr Walker with the hearse assisted the interment.
Eastoft – Jan 9th, Thomas George, infant son of Thomas Cocking.

1872 Jan 27th
On Tuesday last, a ewe (the property of Mr Geo Dowson, farmer, Crowle) gave birth to three very fine lambs; but one of them died shortly after. The other lambs are improving. These lambs are early, and the first we have heard of this year.

1872 Jan 24th
On Saturday last, as a horse was being dismounted in the yard of Mr. Taffinder, blacksmith, it took fright from a can the rider had in his hand, and rushed away home-ward. It was the property of Mr Robinson, Tetley, where the horse shortly arrived. Efforts were made for half-an-hour to get it into the stable, but to no purpose, as it rushed wildly here and there, until it tried to jump from the garden over the iron fencing, when its chest came in contact with a post, bringing the horse to the ground, and causing its death. Its value was about £25.

1872 Feb 24th
Crowle – Feb 16, Jos Johnson – 22 years.
Crowle – Feb 21st, Frederic Ernest, son of the Rev. J.A. and Lucy Hamilton – 7 mths.

1872 Mar 16th
On Friday last, as a horse, the property of Mr Durrand of Haxey, was being driven through High street, Crowle, it became restive and unmanageable. It was yolked to a conveyance, in which there were three ladies and the driver, and when opposite Mr P Ellis’s residence the driver was unable to manage the horse, and it brought the conveyance in contact with the iron palisading in the front of the house, breaking both palisading and stone-work. Fortunately the ladies managed to get out of the conveyance unhurt.

1872 Mar 16th
Geo Stephenson, of Crowle, draper, &c., was indicted for fraudulently concealing some of his goods with the view of defrauding his creditors ….. sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.

1872 Mar 23rd
A singular accident happened on Monday last at the grocery establishment of Messrs Potts and Brunyee, which fortunately was not attended with any serious consequences. Two young men (one in the employ of the above firm, and the other a drayman in Mrs Walker’s employ) were using the crane for lowering a treacle puncheon, when the brakesman let go or eased the brake, which caused the crane handle to turn round with greater velocity, and in trying to check the movement of the crane, one received a severe blow on the forehead, which felled him to the ground, and caused the blood to flow freely from the wound; and the other got his thumb severely crushed.

1872 Mar 23rd
Luddington – March 22 – Mrs Susannah Richardson – aged 82 years.
Crowle – Mar 28, Mrs Sarah Bell, aged 50 years.
Crowle – Mar 25, Benjamin Ellin, aged 10 months.

1872 April 6th
Crowle – April 2nd, at the Parish Church, by the Rev. F.W. White, vicar, Mr John Webster, farmer, of Crowle, to Elizabeth, daughter of Mr Wm Winter, of Ealand.
Keadby – April 2, Francis Elizabeth Robinson, aged 16 years. Mr Walker with his hearse assisted at the interment of the late Mrs Bell in the cemetery at Crowle, on Monday last.

1872 Apr 13th
Crowle – April 8th, Richd Buttery, 78 years.
Crowle – April 10th, Eliza Atkinson, 5 years.
Crowle – April 11th, Wm J Lee, 43 years.

1872 Apr 20th
Eastoft – on the 14th, Miss Kelly, aged 3 years.

1872 Apr 27th
Crowle – April 20th, Arthur Webster, aged 5 years 9 months.

1872 April 27th
On Saturday last, a child named Arthur Webster, (in the absence of its mother, who was fetching a pail of water) was accidentally set on fire, and through the injuries died in the evening. It appears that in the absence of the mother, who had left the children in bed (the boy and his sister, who was asleep) he had got out of bed and gone downstairs, sat himself in front of the fire, and it is thought while sitting there a spark had flown out of the fire on to his night dress, and set it on fire, and he was soon enwrapped in flame. His calling out brought his sister downstairs, who at once called to a man named Adamson, who was near the house at the time, and he immediately smothered the flames with a sack; but not before the poor boy, who was nearly six years old, had been very badly burnt about his body. Dr Ellis was sent for, and immediately attended, and did what he could to alleviate the sufferings of the child, and for its recovery; but it was of no avail, as he died about 4 o’clock in the afternoon. An inquest was held at the White Hart Hotel, on Monday, before T H Oldman, Esq., coroner, and as there was no conclusive evidence, a verdict of “accidentally burnt to death” was given.

1872 May 4th
Crowle – April 30th, Alfred Wm. The only son of Charles and Hannah Woods, aged 14 months.

1872 May 11th
The Crowle exhibitors were Mr F A Birland (pony), Mr John Connell (dog), Mr J G Cundall (2 dogs), Mr C Foster (dog), Mr J Parkin (game bantams), Mr Pearson jun. (dog), Robinson and son (2 horses and 1 beast), Willie Sales (dog and bantam cock), Sales and Bentley (poultry), Mr T Tune (dog), and Mr J Watson (beasts). The successful competitors were Sale and Bently, Mr Watson of the Wharf, and Mr Birland, whose pony, which stands 12 ½ hands and is 7 years old, was very much admired. It took the first prize of £1 and a silver-mounted riding whip, which was given by Mr Salisbury, saddler, Epworth.

1872 May 18th
This feast will be held on Monday and Tuesday next, and it is evident that there will be no lack of 1st-class providence for the “inner man,” if we take butchers as an example. Mr John Taylor’s representative (Mr Geo Bush) has slaughtered some splendid animals for the occasion – 2 bullocks, one fed by Mr R Glew, of Keadby; 3 calves, one fed by Mrs Arrand, Belton, one fed by Mr John Winter, Keadby, and the other fed by Mr Bean, Keadby. Mr Joseph Downing has also on show and for sale a fine selection of meat – 2 bullocks, fed by Mr Chessman, of Butterwick; 3 calves, fed by Mr Bramley, of Amcotts; also 4 prime sheep, fed by Mr Laverack, of Keadby. We hope the weather will be favourable, so that the inhabitants will enjoy their annual festivities.

1872 May 18th
A system deserving the attention of the magistrates and the public, appears to be only too common in Crowle, and which, no doubt, will in time if carried on produce serious results – that of breaking windows when the inmates of the house have retired or are retiring to rest, by malicious individuals, hurling cider bottles, stones, &c., at the windows. On Tuesday night last, Mr Wheatley, tailor, Church-street, and his family retired to rest between 10 and 11 o’clock, and about an hour after a dastardly and malicious assault was committed. A stone weighing about 131oz. was thrown at the window, and it smashed two panes of glass, entering the bedroom with a great force, the broken glass being scattered over the bed and floor. Fortunately no harm resulted to the sleeping inmates. We sincerely hope that the villain will be traced, and brought to justice.

1872 May 18th
Crowle – May 14, Sarah Ramsey, aged 66 years.
Belton – May 16, Mary Sykes, 78 years.

1872 Jun 15th
DEATHS Crowle – June 9 – Elizabeth Wardman, aged 17 years.

1872 Jun 29th
On Thursday last, this village was the scene of proceedings of a riotous nature, the whole place being in an uproar, especially in the neighbourhood of Eastoft Hall, the residence of Mr Burton, farmer, an ex-member of the Crowle Local Board. It appears that between the boundary of Mr Burton’s ground and the High road was a public drain. This drain has been filled up, without any under drain being placed there, and on the top and in the centre of the soil a “quick” hedge had been placed. Outside the hedge, near and alongside the footpath, had been fixed posts and wire fencing. This the Crowle Local Board appear to think was an illegal act., and encroaching upon their rights, the road being under their control.

A short time since, the Board sent a few men to take up the posts; but Mr Burton being at hand he collected his labourers together, and the Crowle men being outnumbered had to leave without accomplishing what they were sent to do. Then, a little quarrelling took place, but not of a serious nature. Mr Burton, after that affair, caused bills to be printed and posted up, offering a reward on the apprehension of any person doing damage to the fencing. After the Board heard that their men were driven off, they determined that such conduct should not deter them from carrying out their legal powers; knowing that if they allowed what they considered to be an infringement, others might follow it, and thereby cause the Board trouble and expense; so on Thursday afternoon last, Mr Smith, the inspector and foreman to the Board, collected several men (about 18 in number), and took to horses and carts being for assisting in pulling up the posts. The men arrived on the spot without any molestation, as they were thought to be line workers going to Luddington. They had passed the entrance gate to the residence, and as soon as they got to the end of the fencing they leapt out of the carts and commenced their work. They soon had the wire-work cut, and while that was being done, the horses and men were dragging up the posts.

Soon an alarm was raised by Mrs Burton (Mr Burton being from home), and one of the men directly mounted a horse and rode to the farm labourers who were working in the fields, telling them that the Crowle men had come again; they at once mounted their horses, and galloped to the scene of the dispute. The villagers soon began to congregate, some of them armed with brush handles, hoes, bill hooks, sticks, stones, &c., which they began to use freely on the “invaders,” who, although there was such great odds against, had not wasted their time, for they had cut the wire work, and dragged the posts up, with the exception of seven, which, on account of the determined resistance and attack of the farm workmen and the villagers with their weapons, the Crowle men had to leave standing. The invaders, seeing the people were greatly excited, and that it was possible serious injury might occur, as large stones were flying at them from all direction, quickly decamped; but not before Mr Smith had been struck on the temple with a stone, and on the back with a hoe, and otherwise assaulted. Other parties were assaulted, and it is a great wonder that more injuries were not inflicted. It is hoped that some definite arrangement will be come to, so that such proceedings will not occur again, reminding us of the agrarian doings of the Celts. In the melee, there figured several Joans of Arc.

1872 June 29th
On Saturday last, an inquest was held at the Cross keys Hotel, before T.H. Oldman, Esq., coroner, and a jury, touching the death of the youth named Webster (George William), the particulars of which we gave last week. The verdict was according to the evidence given by two witnesses, named Mary Jane Gilliatt and Amy Fretwell, that the deceased had strangled himself while in a state of temporary insanity.

1872 June 29th
We hear that Mr Walker’s ‘bus business has been disposed of to Mr John Wilson, carrier, and that he will enter on his fresh duties about the ninth of July. We think he is a most suitable person for the work, and that will be both attentive and obliging. We hope he will succeed. During the last few weeks there has been a little excitement caused by another vehicle plying between the Wharf and the town, with a driver who has been both diligent and courteous, and we hear that he is about introducing a vehicle of larger dimensions, and that the fares will be altered, a difference being made in the charge for inside and outside passengers…..

1872 June 29th
Epworth – on the 23rd inst., Mr W Read, wine and spirit merchant, aged 88 years.