News Snippets between 1810 and 1819

What follows are news snippets with Crich Parish interest from the Derby Mercury between 1810 and 1819.

The following index shows names which appear in some of the reports:

BACON ELSE PEAT TOWNDROW
BOWNES GREENHOUGH RICKARD TURTON
BREAREY HALL ROLLESTON WALKER
BROMLEY HAWKIN ROWE WOOD
CHADWICK HAY SELLARS WOODHOUSE
CRESWELL HIBBERT SILVESTER YOUNG
DAWES LEE SMITH  
DAWS LIMB STORER  
DEBANKE PEARSON YAYLOR  

In the transcriptions names have been capitalised to aid quick searches –

Crich Mercury 20 December 1810
WANTED
An apprentice to a grocer and tallow chandler – enquire of Mr BOWNES, Crich; if by letter, postpaid.

Derby Mercury 31 January 1811
LATE PAUL CHADWICK
The brothers and sisters of Paul CHADWICK late of Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, in the county of Middlesex, and formerly of Crich, in the county of Derby, potter, lately deceased, of the children or legal representatives of any such brothers and sisters deceased who have not already received or claimed any part of the effects of the said Paul CHADWICK, deceased may receive a distributive share of the effects of the said Paul CHADWICK, by applying to Mr CURZON, Attorney at Law in Derby and giving the necessary proof of their relationship
Derby 29 January 1811

Derby Mercury 11 April 1811
CRICH MARKET
At a public meeting held at the house of Mr Christopher SILVESTER, at Crich, in the county of Derby on Monday the eleventh day of March all. It was unanimously agreed by the freeholders and landholders of the said parish then and there present, that the town or village of Crich appears to them eligibly situated for a market for the sale of all sorts of corn or grain, garden seeds, clover and other grass seeds, pigs or hogs, animal food, vegetables, butter, eggs, earthenware, &c.& c.and such a market would be a real service and of general utility: And considering there having been a market held this town or village many years ago; and also considering the great increase of inhabitants or population of this village and its vicinity, and the general wish of such inhabitants that such market may be again commenced for the purpose aforesaid, it was also agreed by us that such a market shall be recommenced On Thursday the eighteenth day of April instant, eleven o’clock in the forenoon, and be held on the green called Wheldon’s Green, being warmer and more roomy than at the Market Cross; and that we the said freeholders and landholders will use our best endeavours to support and continue such market on the said day weekly and every week by buying and selling and making our markets there; and also by holding out that sort of encouragement, and in making such reasonable and necessary accommodations to and for tradesmen and others, as appear to us most likely to establish such market, and to the general satisfaction.
Crich 3 April 1811

Derby Mercury 9 May 1811
BELPER REGIMENT OF LOCAL MILITIA
A description of deserters from the above regiment
[amongst others]
Peter HIBBERT, volunteer for Belper, sawyer, 5 feet 5¾ inches high, 35 years of age, sallow complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, supposed to be near Crich.
Whoever shall apprehend any of the above deserters, and lodge them in any of his Majesty’s gaols, or shall bring them to the headquarters of the said Regiment of Derby, shall receive a reward of twenty shillings allowed by government for apprehending deserters.
[Note: Twenty shillings in 1811 is worth about £50 in 2021]

Derby Mercury 8 August 1811
COUNTY OF DERBY
We, whose names are here under mentioned, now confined in his Majesty’s gaol in Derby in and for the county of Derby, not been charged in custody on the fifth day of June 1800 & twelve,, with any debt or debts, sum or sums of money, exceeding the whole the sum of two thousand pounds, do hereby give this THIRD PUBLIC NOTICE, that we intend to take the benefit of an act passed in the fifty-second year of his present Majesty’s reign, entitled, “An act for the relief of certain insolvent debtors in England;” and we do hereby give notice that true and perfect schedules containing the discovery of all our respective real and personal estate, hereby to be sworn to, are now ready to be delivered to any creditor applying for the same to the keeper or jailer or his deputy of the said prison.
[in a list of names]
Charles SELLARS, late of Crich, in the county of Derby, Butcher.

Derby Mercury 26 September 1811
CRICH MICHAELMAS FAIR
For the sale of horned cattle, sheep & pigs, will be held in the Upper Part of the Town, on Old Michaelmas Day, annually, as usual; and a fair for the sale of horses (principally for foals and young horses) will be held on the same day, annually, in the Market Place.
Crich, 25 September 1811.

Derby Mercury 12 March 1812
Crich Auction December 1812
Names mentioned: Israel DAWES, Abraham DAWES, George SMITH, John DAWS, Mrs WOODHOUSE, George WALKER,

Derby Mercury Thursday May 14 1812
We have been informed that twenty freeholders or farmers of Crich in this County have agreed to relieve the sober, peaceable and industrious poor of their parish with a certain quantity of bread in addition to their weekly earnings or parish allowance: seventy two families were so relieved by one of such farmers in the market place on Thursday last; and not less than the same number will be thus relieved by another of them on Thursday next, and so in rotation, week after week. until harvest .

Derby Mercury 28 May 1812
DERBYSHIRE MILITIA
Return of men volunteered from the Derbyshire regiment of militia into the Line, agreeably to the act of the 51st Geo 3d c. 29
[Amongst a long list of men in various Hundreds]
HUNDRED OF MORLESTON AND LITCHURCH
CRESSWELL, William – Crich – 73rd Regiment

DerbyMercury 27 August 1812
COUNTY OF DERBY
We, whose names are here under mentioned, now confined in his Majesty’s gaol in Derby in and for the county of Derby, not been charged in custody on the fifth day of June 1800 & twelve,, with any debt or debts, sum or sums of money, exceeding the whole the sum of two thousand pounds, do hereby give this THIRD PUBLIC NOTICE, that we intend to take the benefit of an act passed in the fifty-second year of his present Majesty’s reign, entitled, “An act for the relief of certain insolvent debtors in England;” and we do hereby give notice that true and perfect schedules containing the discovery of all our respective real and personal estate, hereby to be sworn to, are now ready to be delivered to any creditor applying for the same to the keeper or jailer or his deputy of the said prison.
[in a list of names]
William GAUNT, the younger, late of Holloway, in the parish of Crich, but now of Matlock, in the county of Derby, butcher.
[Note: At this date part of Holloway was in the parish of Crich]

Derby Mercury 26 November 1812
Crich Fire Bricks
Now so much used and so highly recommended for engines, cupolas, furnaces, or any other building that requires excessive heat, are allowed to be superior to most others, especially on account of the late improvements in grinding the clay.
Orders are received and punctually executed by Mr Edward BACON, of Crich, Derbyshire, who well understands the nature of the engines, cupolas, furnaces, &c and the assortment of bricks calculated for them.
Reference may be had as to the superiority of these bricks on application to Mr ROLLESTON, at the Metal Works near Nottingham.
Crich November 21, 1812

Derby Mercury 26 November 1812
Auction of BullsHead at Crich in 1812
Names mentioned: TURTON, HAY, ROWE, WOOD, WALKER

Derby Mercury 17 December 1812
Casualties in this neighbourhood – on the 8th inst. Samuel TAYLOR, of Crich, shoemaker, was found dead in the footway between Belper and that place. He had been at Belper, which town he left late in the evening and it is supposed perished from the severity of the weather.

Derby Mercury 18 March 1813

Crich auction of Nether Swan in 1813
[There followed 6 other lots of lands and property in the occupation of Mr DEBANKE
Note: the Nether Swan, was next-door to the Black Swan, sometime recorded as the White Swan]

Derby Mercury 22 April 1813

Crich auction 1813
Crich auction 1813

Derby Mercury 3 June 1813
Wirksworth Regt. of Local Militia
A DESCRIPTION of DESERTERS from the above REGIMENT
Peter WALKER, labourer, 31 years of age, 5 feet 10½, inches high, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enrolled for the parish of Crich.

Derby Mercury 6 October 1814
Freehold Estate in and near Crich
TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT
(Together or Separately)
All that old established well accustomed public house, situated in Crich, in the county of Derby, known by the sign of the WHEAT SHEAF, with the brewhouse, stable, cow house, butcher’s shop, and two crofts of exceedingly rich pastureland, containing 2 1/2 acres or thereabouts; and the messuage and Weavers’ shop (capable of containing 10 looms) are joined together, now in the occupation of Mr John SYLVESTER and his undertenants.
Also a piece or parcel of land, replete with limestone, and in which are two kilns for the burning of lime situated in Crich aforesaid, called the Upper Lees, containing 5 acres or thereabouts, in the occupation of Mr Christopher SYLVESTER.
Also to dwelling houses adjoining together, with the Weavers shop for 14 looms, and gardens thereto respectively belonging, situated in Fritchley, near Crich aforesaid, in the occupation of Mr William PEAT.
And also that farmhouse and suitable outbuildings, and the several Closes or parcels of enclosed land therewith enjoyed, lying together in a ring fence, situated at Edge Moor near Crich aforesaid, containing 22 acres or thereabouts, and in the possession of Mr James LIMB or his undertenants.
NB possession of the whole of the premises described to be situated in Crich and Fritchley maybe had at Lady Day next; the Farm at Edge Moor is under a lease for a term whereof 3 years were unexpired at Lady Day last.
The tenants are required to show the premises in their respective positions; and to treat for the purchase and other particulars, apply at the office of Mr RICKARD, solicitor in Alfreton; on a Saturday, at his office in Belper.
Alfreton 13 September 1814

Derby Mercury 11 May 1815
Casualties & sudden deaths in this neighbourhood –
On the 21st ult. a labouring man named Joseph STORER was killed and dreadfully multilated at Crich, by an explosion of gunpowder which had been been introduced into a rock of limestone there for the purpose of blasting, and which unexpectedly took fire through an excess of friction in the preparation.

Derby Mercury 28 September 1815
FREEHOLD PROPERTY AT CRICH
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
By Mr BREAREY
At the house of Mr George YOUNG, the Black Swan Inn, in Crich, in the county of Derby, on Monday the 9th day of October next, at 3 o’clock, in the afternoon, in one or more lot or lots, and subject to such conditions are shall be agreed on at the time of sale;
A convenient dwelling house and upwards of 3½ acres of excellent pasture land, at Plaistow Green near Crich aforesaid in the occupation of Andrew HALL.
The tenant will show the premises; and further particulars maybe had an application at Mr JESSOP’s office, in Derby.

Derby Mercury 18 January 1816
Whereas I John ELSE, of Crich, did unjustly make use of certain expressions tending to injure the character of Mrs Hannah HAWKIN, of the Bulls Head Inn, in Crich, and which she has commenced a prosecution against me, but on condition of my asking pardon, I making this public acknowledgement, together with the expense of this advertisement, she has consented to withdraw the same. – Witness my hand this sixth day of January, 1816
JOHN ELSE, his mark
witness J PEARSON

Derby Mercury 18 April 1816
All persons having any claim or demand upon the estate and effects of the late Laban GREENHOUGH of Crich Car, are requested to send an account thereof to Mr Thomas Lee, of Cliff Wood, near Crich, in the County of Derby, on or before the sixth day of May next or they will be excluded the benefit arising from the same, it being his intention of making a dividend of the property left by the will of the late Laban GREENHOUGH. The creditors may receive their respective shares any time after the 15th day of May, by applying to Mr Thomas LEE, of Cliff Wood, near Crich aforesaid
Crich, 15 April 1816

Derby Mercury 25 April 1816
On the 8th instant as Mr Edward BROMLEY of Alderwasley, was fodddering his sheep with some turnips, assisted by his labourer, the horse drawing the cart took fright, and the labourer being thrown under one of the wheels which passed over his neck was killed on the spot
On the 15th, (Easter Monday,) a party of labouring men left their work in the neighbourhood of Crich to go to a public house, where they consumed till a late hour, and the night being extremely dark and tempestuous, one of them lost his way and perished.

Derby Mercury 24 October 1816
SPRING GUNS
Notice is hereby given that Spring Guns and Men Traps are set in the woods, plantations and covers in Alderwasley, in the parish of Wirksworth, and in Crich Chase and Hay Wood, in the parish of Crich.
Any person found trespassing on any pretence in the above-mentioned grounds, will be prosecuted
Alderwasley, October 10, 1816

Derby Mercury 10 April 1817
BULL’S HEAD INN
CRICH, DERBYSHIRE
William SCHAFS, spirit merchant, has the honour to inform the public in general, that he has fitted up commodiously the Old Established House known by the sign of the Bull’s Head; where he will carry on the tavern business, and use his best endeavours to accommodate private and commercial gentlemen in the most comfortable and liberal manner.
Wm. SCHAFS sells wholesale and retail genuine cognac, brandy, and old Jamaica Rum at reduced prices. Also fine foreign shrubs, cordials, real lime juice for punch, Capilluire, &c.
*** Good Starling
[note: Capilluire was any simple syrup flavoured with orange flowers.]

Derby Mercury 18 February 1819
DEATHS
On the 5th instant, at Coast Hill, near Crich, Mr David TOWNDROW, aged 51, sincerely lamented by his family and friends – his funeral was attended by the spontaneous assemblage of the numerous and respectable number of his neighbours, anxious to pay the last tribute of respect to the memory of a man universally esteemed by all who knew him all