THE GREAT EXHIBITION
1851 was the year of THE GREAT EXHIBITION
and THE CENSUS. The details which follow are a few
extracts from this edition but they are by no means a complete
list of personal names and events appearing. Reference
should be made to an original copy of the newspaper for
full details of many of the events.
Part 1 22 March to 3 May 1851
22 March 1851
p 246 Boiler explosion at cotton factory at Stockport. A
boy, Worral, saved. James
died in fire.
Colliery explosion, Victoria Colliery, Nithshill. John Cochrane and
David Colvill saved.
Coalpit explosion, Heys Colliery, Ashton. William Joule, miner, took top
off his lamp, severely injured. John Ogden, killed. James Andrew, died from
On 1 April
1851 Bankruptcy Annulled B Angle, Moorfields, licensed victualler; Bankrupts
G T Minor, Mount st,
Lambeth, linen draper; J F Cole, Hampton Court,
victualler; E Harrat & J Bland, Huntingdon &
Godmanchester, builders; C May, WL & C J Metcalfe,
Great Yarmouth, soap manufacturers; T Clayton,
Pottesgrove near Woburn, draper; J Bury, junr., Sneiton,
cotton waste dealer; R Davies, Tredegar, draper; E Thornton, Huddersfield, ironmonger;
I & J S Dewhurst,
Embassy, York, cotton spinners.
Scotch Sequestrations: J Dixon, Paisley, irom founder; N Stewart &
J M Mitchell, Perth, wine merchants; A Maclure, Glasgow,
March 1851 to E S Polkinghorne, Esq. of Penzance, a
daughter 28 March 1851 Mrs Edward Keate of Thorp, SRY, a
South Parade House, Doncaster, Sophia, dau. of George
Liddle, Esq., of Lendholme, died aged 8 years. 20 March
1851: Rev. John Prowett, rector of Catfield, NFK &
Great Tey, ESS.
Issue of 5
p 269 Mr Gale, 4 Horton st, Islington robbed of a pony
Frimley: Levi Harwood, Samuel Hardwood, James Jones
charged with burglary at Kingston Assizes and with the
murder of Rev. Mr L Hollest on 27 September 1850. Hiram
Smith, accomplice. Morton, Superintendant of Police at
p 273 Thompson, Watson and
Brown, charged with mutiny (at St
Thomas) by Capt. Snow on arrival of 'Suffolk' at Boston,
U.S. From Liverpool to Boston.
p 273 Mrs
Butler Cole bequeathed Mr Dixon, surgeon of Preston, her
medical attendant, £3000 which he declined.
Monument to Lt William Henry Sutwell, 31st Reg. of Native
Infantry. Died 12 Feb. 1850 aged 20. Remembered by
Captains Henry J Guyer, W R Dunmore, W P Hampton, W B
Legard, George Newbolt, Samuel Richard Tickell; Lieuts
Thomas C Birch, H C Roberts, Harman B Hopper, T Hunter
Smallpage, Henry Finch, Frederick Paynter, William Davis,
C M Fizgerald, R H Price, H W Norman; Ensigns: Arthur
Ellis, F A Dickins, C J Nicholson, F John Gully.
20 April 1851
Deaths 20 April 1851 Lt Col. Joseph Garner of Hon. East
India Coy., died aged 64. 18 April 1851 Rose Georgina,
dau. of Col. Markham, of Beccahall, YKS, aged 14.
April 1851 at 13 Weymouth St, Portland place, aged 77
years, Samuel Cox of Broxwood, HEF and of Souldern, OXF.
April 1851 Bankrupts: A S & G S Breese, Aylsham, NFK,
ironmongers; W Newman, Great Chart St, Hoxton. colour
manufacturer; J A Riches, Halesworth, SFK, maltster
Sequestration: Marshal, Glasgow, baker
25 April 1851
Bankrupts: R S Smith, Wish St, Southsea, ironmonger; A
Blumenthal, John st, Crutched friars, City, wine merchant;
C Snelling, Gracechurch st, City, perfumer; R Brown, Old
Broad st, City, auctioneer; J Pearson, Hollies, STS,
maltster; R Alexander, Maestag, GLA, maltster; G Sayce,
Heywood, LAN, grocer; M Meikle, Liverpool, pawnbroker.
Sequestrations: J Thomson, Glasgow, spirit dealer; G Wilson
& J Martin & J Wilson, Edinburgh, tailors; J
Barrowman, Wyflatt & G Barrowman, Airdrie,
April 1851: Joseph Garner, aged 64 years.
Issue of 26
p 324 Oldest women, 120 years old, Mary Benton
born 12/2/1731 at Keverston, Raby Catle, Durham. Father: Ralph Lodge lived to aged 105. She now lives at
Elton near Stockton with her grandson. Christened at
Cockfield. Portrait by William Bewick of Haughton
Cottage, near Darlington (now property of Robert Fox of
Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park).
p 337 100
paupers from Kenmare workhouse were put on board
'Hotspur' for Quebec (2nd batch of month) by the
Guardians of that union.
across Rochdale Canal in Jersey St, Manchester broke down
and Richard Sharples was drowned.
John Cotton 23 years and John Jones 20 years, escaped
from Dartmoor. George Carnt convicted for the murder of
Census Return: College St, Portsea Jane wife, head of
family, mangling woman John , husband, turns my mangle
of the Bangor Mercury says he knows two individuals who
are cousins, having the same name, whose fathers were
brothers. whose mothers were sisters, and whose wives
were sisters. He challenges the whole world for a similar
29 April 1851
p 357 Bankrupts: F S A France of Lambeth walk, clothier; J
C Ridge of Great St Helens, Bishopsgate st, City, wine
merchant; C Holthouse, Great Tower st, City, sugar broker;
J Bullock, Bristol, innkeeper; J Hill, Saltash, miller; J
Taylord, Bradford, YKS, worsted spinner; J Smith, Lincoln,
joiner; J Emery, Preston, LAN, inkeeper
Sequestrations: J Stevenson, Banff, builder; D McCorkle,
Glasgow, rope manufacturer; J Gilmon, Auchtermuchty,
draper; J Boswell, Barhill, Cumnock, grain dealer.
Issue of 2
Bankrupts: W Burrows, Park st, Islington, surgeon; J Woodin, Matilda st, Islington, upholsterer;
Norwich, commission agent; W Artley, North Burton, YKS,
miller; W Jackson, Orchard st, Portman sq, painter; W B
Harrison, Chorlton upon Medlock, LAN, bleacher; T Clifton
& R E Rawle, Bristol, wine & spirit merchants; J
M'Murray, Liverpool, merchant.
Sequestrations: A Dun, Edinburgh, dealer in railway stocks;
J M'Gill & J Morris, Glasgow, manufacturers.
Issue of 3
p 352 Railway Accident in Sutton Tunnel of the Lancashire
& Cheshire Junction Railway Mrs Ridgway of Bolton,
killed Mr Leete, of Newton, surgeon, injured Mr Wilson,
of Newton, spirit merchant, broken thigh Mrs Lennox of
Newton, injured leg Mr Hurry of Newton, compound fracture
of leg Mrs Hurry, injured leg Mr H Napier, cut eye Mr
Martin, clerk to London and North Western Railway,
severely shaken Mr Henderson, manufacturer of York,
slightly injured Mr Hughes of Manchester, dyer.
Census Enumerators Mr Roberts of Chelsea also Fletcher,
Ives, Oxley, Hallam
Arthur Oaley of Sulby, Lezayre, Isle of Man, 23 years, 7'
6" high, 21 stone, a Manx farmer mentioned.
Norwich: Jane Field murdered Patrick Lyons hung at
Kirkdale gaol, Liverpool for murdering Margaret Fahy.
Richmond Petty Sessions: Ebenezer Fernie of Casino, Kew
Green summoned under Census Act refused to deliver up the
Adams of Elenhurst near Lichfield, farmer, struck by
electric fluid during storm and killed. His servant
William Hall injured.
Saturday morning several of the labourers in the London
Docks were employed in burning about 2 tons of spurious
tea which had been seized by the officials of the Dock
Issue of 6
Bankruptcy Annulled: W Thompson, Morpeth, NBL, spirit
Bankrupts: R Edwards, Sudbury, linendraper; W L Martin, Gravesend, ironmonger;
G Wheeler, Richmond, SRY,
grocer; S Cockerill, Northampton, draper; J Evett,
Shiffnall, apothecary; T Pearson, Plympton St Mary, DEV,
merchant; F Farrand, Armondbury, fancy cloth manufacturer.
Sequestrations: D Andrew, Campbeltown, tinsmith; M Smelly,
Glasgow, draper; J Gibson, Mulderg, Rossshire, shipowner; J
Seivewright, Bridge of Dee near Aberdeen, spirit merchant.
Sunday morning about 10 o'clock Captain R Maddan, of the
brig 'Frowning Beauty', was being rowed on shore from his
vessel in the Thames, lying in the Pool, for the purpose
of landing at Shadwell, when the boat got foul of a
mooring chain and instantly capsized. The apprentice,
Robert Hunter, clung to the mooring chain till assistance
reached him and he was rescued. Captain Maddan sunk and
10 May 1851
p 376 The Canterbury Association before departure for New
Visit of emigrants (Colonization Loan Society) to New
South Wales to the Great Exhibition. Sailed on the
Blundell etc soon after.
California: Charles James Joseph Richard Halfhead of
shot near Murphy's diggings. (Earlier of Boston.)
Article on Irish Emigration and the depopulation of
Ireland, with illustrations.
Marriages 25 March 1851: W J Esten Grant to Mary Truscott; 2 April 1851:
Vincent John Collier of Moorgate
LND to Louisa Venden of Cambridge; 27 March 1851: Thomas
Richmond of Salford to Emma Worendon of Manchester
April 1851 at Dublin, Clarinda, relict of Peter Burke, of
Eton Hall, Tipperary, dau. of the late G Dolphin of Core
Castle, Galway. At Tunbridge Wells, Caroline Woolmen,
wife of Rev. Daniel Winham, aged 34. 4 May 1851 at
Richmond, SRY, 93 years, Ann, relict of Mr James Lloyd,
solicitor, formerly of LlanrhiaderynMorhnant, DEN
Agar gaoled for theft of newspapers.
13 May 1851
p 421 Bankrupts; A Woods, Great Yarmouth, money scrivener;
J Hetherington, High Holborn, grocer; J Harris,
Buckingham, boot maker; D Magrath, Georges row, City rd,
T H Butler, Lichfield, ironmonger; J Bannister, Birmingham, general hardware dealer;
C Lawes, Chippenham, Wiltshire, merchant; J Radley, Lord st, Oldham,
Sequestrations: S Thom, Cowgate, Edinburgh, provision
merchant ;A Shaw, Glasgow, provision merchant; R Watson,
Cumbernaulde, Dumbartonshire, merchant; T Baird, Bedley,
Lanarkshire, carter; J O'Neill, Dumbarton, innkeeper.
16 May 1851
Bankrupts: J Cerrito, Mincing Lane, City, merchant; S
Grinsted, Brighton, victualler; J Clark, Clarence place,
Camberwell, auctionee;r A Tarrant, High Holborn,
bookbinder; W H Ayles, Rickmansworth, HRT, builder; G Dodson, Neath, Glamorgan, painter;
C Bond, Tiverton &
Bath, tanner; A Y Barrett, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, engineer; J
Holden, Salford, Lancashire, licensed victualler.
Sequestrations: W Thomson, Athelsteneford,
Haddingtonshire, grocer; R Dickson, Crawfordjohn,
Lanarkshire, carrier; R Leyes, Aberdeen, cartwright &
merchant; T & A Oliver, Falkirk, seedsmen.
11 May 1851, aged 75, Ann, wife of Mr Thomas Carey,
formerly landlord of Falcon Inn, Wottonunder Edge, died.
On same day, aged 37, Mary Eliza, wife of Mr G H Minet,
present landlord of the Falcon Inn, aforesaid. 3 May 1851
George Mavor Hacket, Esq. of Beaumont st, Mile End, of
apoplexy, 60 years.
17 May 1851
p413: Violent Highway robbery: Hitchin Turnpike Rd, 4
miles from Bedford, on a Mr Peacock of Wilhamstead,
attacked by a robber. Mr D W Wisson of Hartford,
Connecticutt, USA robbed at Great Exhibition.
p 417 Man
and wife name Barcrofts living at Hague in Mottramin
Longdendale, Manchester, arrested for suspicion of murder
of their child for burial money.
Emigration from Rhymrey, Blaenarvon and Blaina, South
Wales to the U.S.
Capt. Paulet Henry Somerset of Coldstream Guards charged
with having horse whipped Police Constable Griffin.
Faulkner injured by machinery at Cannons Marsh, Bristol.
into train accident reported on p 352 of 3 May Issue.
p 421 The
Canterbury Colonists. (Ships:Bangalore, Dominion, Duke of
Portland, Lady Nugent, Midlothian, Canterbury)
Illustration on p 422.
On 20 May
Bankrupts: W Page, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk grocer; J G
Cossaigne, 12a Salisbury St, Strand wine merchant; J F Freake, 11 Hampstead St, Fitzroy sq, licensec victualler;
D Gideon, The Minories and Uxbridge, clothier; J R Dowson, 123 Oxford st, furnishing ironmonger;
J E M Cabe,
late of Parliament sq, Westminster, lithographic printer;
C Bond of Twerton near Bath and of Bath, tanner; J Jones,
Gaerwen, Anglesea, ironmonger; J M Namee of Manchester,
manufacturing chemist; T S Dobinson, Tynemouth, NBL,
Scotch Sequestrations: G
Currie, Glasgow merchant;
J Mackay, Glasgow, boot and shoe maker; W Hume, Glasgow,
Issue date not noted in
Births: 23 June 1851 at
18 Alpha Rd, Regents Park, Walter C Metcalfe, a son.
Marriages: 21 June 1851
Francis, youngest son of Lovell Byass of Cuckfield, to Lucy, eldest
daughter of late Dr Ronald of Primrose Hill House, Warwickshire.
Death: 20 June at
Vicars Cross, Cheshire, George Tohest of spasmodic gout, 54 years.
Issue 28 June:
p.621 Bankrupts on 24
June: A Patten, Chappel, Esex, horsedealer; W Davies, Walbrook,
coal merchant; W Hanson, Kensington canal basin, Warwick Rd,
mason; J Sowerby, Oxford St, silk mercer; J Benton,
Whitehorse St, Stepney, corn-merchant; A B Granville, Wembley,
near Harrow on the Hill, & Piccadilly, boarding house keeper; T G
Tidey, Rugby, Warks, bookseller.
A Drysdale, Edinburgh, cloth warehouseman; W Thompson,
Edinburgh, writer; J Campbell, Rothsay, joiner.
Bankrupts on 27 June: J
Murray, Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, builder; J Ballinghall,
Edward St, Portman Square, pianoforte maker; J Walpole, Northwold,
Norfolk, money scrivener; T Allom, Regent St, bookseller; W
Bridges, Whittlesea, Cambs, farmer; I Boyd, Spitalfield
Square, silk manufacturer; T G Tidey, Rugby, Warks, stationer; J
Price & J Lavender, Birmingham, dealers; J N Carpenter,
Eardisland, Herefordshire, miller; W Tucker, jun., Kingston
of Hull, coal merchant; H Matheson, Liverpool, merchant; W
Garrow, Bootle, Lancs, merchant; J Owen, Welshpool,
Montgomeryshire, flannel manufacturer; T Edwards, Liverpool,
basket manufacturer; W Whitehead, Lancaster, cabinet maker.
Issue of July 5:
p. 7 Fatal boiler
explosion at Goods station, London & North Western Railway, Edgehill,
p.11 Wife of William
Salisbury, labourer, village near Coventry, triplets, three girls.
glazier, of Walton on the Wolds, appeared before Melton magistrates
charged with witchcraft.
p.14 Thomas Cross,
destitute farmer, went to a daughters house at Warton, Westmorland, to
ask for a home and was turned away. Drowned himself in canal.
p.15: Bankrupts 1 July: O
Sparrow, Aldgate High St, grocer & tea dealer; F W Saunders,
Thame, Oxon, harness maker; L Thomas, Bristol, grocer; J
Hervey, Halifax, stock & share broker.
Scotch Sequestrations: W
Hunter, Bonny Rigg, Edinburgh, grocer; J White, Cumbernauld,
Dunbartonshire, builder; J Meiklejohn, Edinburgh, writer; P
Cassiday, Dundee, broker;
Bankrupts 4 July: R
Gray, Edward St, Hampstead Rd, pianoforte maker; J S Ellis,
Aldgate, tailor; T Ross, Strangeways, Manchester, furniture
dealer; G Collins & G T Rose, Bewdley & Wribbenhall,
Worcs & Aldermanbury, City, carpet manufacturers.
Births: 30 June John
Hare, Clifton Park, Clifton, a son.
Issue July 12:
p.55 John Hogan, 20
years, of 28 Plumtree Court, Holborn, inquest.
Issue August 2 1951:
p 146: Article on the
p.146 Canterbury Colonists at Port Lyttelton, Port Victoria.
p.147: Last Saturday morning one of the large houses in Duke Street,
immediately to the rear of Tooley Street, belonging to Mr Alderman
Humphrey, whose premises in the locality adjoining were lately burned
down. House occupied by Messrs J Wynn & Co, boot & shoe
Issue date not noted in
July 28 Bankrupts: H M
Arliss & E Tucker, Frith St, Soho Square, Middlesex, printers; J
Brown, Deal, merchant; R Mitchell, Walthamstow, Essex, baker;
J H May, Brecknock Terrace, Camden Town; T E Slate,
Kingshead Court, City & Hatton Garden, bookbinder; J Short,
of Weedon Beck, Northamptonshire, wine & spirit merchant; M Beart,
Upwell, Norfolk, brickmaker; E G Cuff, Lister, hotel keeper; J
McDuff, late of Bryn Mawr, Brecknockshire, auctioneer.
J McGrew, Gorsbridge, merchant; H Fergus, Leven,
Edinburgh, brick, tile & earthenware manufacturer; J Brown,
Aberdeen, linen draper; J White, Airdrie, tailor; J M'Cavan,
Lowesmuir, Ayrshire, farmer; W Craig, Newmilnes, spirit dealer; J
Harvey, Glasgow, merchant.
19th ult. wife of Martin Kirwin Blake, Esqi, Hampstead, co.
Galway, a daughter.
24th ult. wife of Rev'd Robert Baker of a daughter.
25 wife of Rev'd George S Woodgate, a daughter
Saturday 26th ult. at St Peter's, Cornhill, Robert L Evans, Esq.,
of Highgate to Ellen, eldest daughter of Mr J D Browning
of Gracechurch Street, City.
19th ult Richard Sutton, Esq. of Skeffington Hall, Leics, son of Sir
Richard Sutton, Bart., to Harriet Ann daughter of the
late William FitzWilliam Burton, Esq., of Burton Hall, co. Carlow,
29 July Bankrupts:
E Herring, Trinity St, Southwark, manufacturieng chemist; J
Limbird, Strand, stationer; R Keeping, Ryde, IoW,
watchmaker; W Levi, Whites Row, Spitalfields, macaroni
manufacturer; A Hinton, Portsmouth, stationer; E Davis,
Northampton, currier; T Irlam & V Wanostrocht and now W, as
in last Gazette, Liverpool, bankers; R Heath, W Welch & J Barber,
ironmaster, Tunstall; T J King, Stourport, Worcs, innkeeper; D
Phillips, Cardiff, Linen draper; Betsy Daw, Lumborne Mills,
near Tavistock, miller; J Searle, Brixham, Devon, builder.
A Edmund, Edinburgh, stockbroker; J Cochran, Largs; J Allan, Glasgow,
oil merchant; R Ross, Port Leich, Ross-shire, farmer; A R Levy & W
Paton, Glasgow, manufactureres.
Bankrupts August 5: E
A Wynne & J Lumsden, East St, Manchester Square, Builders; T
Marriott, Leyton Buzzard, Beds, seed merchant; G Stringer,
Chamber St, Goodmans Fields, wholesale Italian warehouse & export
oilman; E P Quadling, Greyfriars, Worcs & Ipswich, Railway
carriage builder & ironfounder; G Matthews, Paternoster Row,
Bookbinder & bookseller; J Luscombe, Salter Mill, Landulph,
Scotch Squestrations: T
Roberts, Fountain Bridge, Edinburgh, Millmaster & grain
dealer; G Stewart, Haghill, in or near Glasgow, distiller; D
Drummond, Glasgow, wholesale provision merchant; D Drummond,
Glasgow, wine & spirit merchant.
Bankruptcy annulled: R
Briscoe, Liverpool, draper.
Bankrupts Aug 8: S Churchill,
Crisp St, Poplar & T Claydon, St Thomas Rd, Mile End,
Builders; J Cundell, Old Bond St, publisher; J Beaumont,
Leman St, Whitechapel, engineer; H Hayes, Regent St &
Stafford Row, draper; I Isaacs, Swan St, Minories, jeweller; W
E Follett, Chenies Place, Somerstown, carver & guilder; J
Franckeiss, Portsea & Landport, South., woollen draper; J
Parkins, Cheapside, City, clothier; W Speak, Halifax,
Yorkshire, snuff manufacturer;
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