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1865 Feb 28th Suffolk Herald
Deaths – On the 20th. inst., at Old Mead, Henham, Essex, in her 78th. year, Susan, widow of William Canning, late that place.
1866 June 26th. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser
Messrs Cobb have received instructions to sell by auction, at the London Tavern, Bishopsgate Street, London, on Friday the 29 day of June 1866, at twelve for one o'clock, in one lot, a most compact and valuable property, known as the Oakley Hall Estate, containing 624a. 0r. 32p. of excellent arable and of pasture land, nicely timbered, divided into two farms, called Oakley Hall and North Hall, comprising a convenient residence, close to the church, called Oakley Hall, suitable for a gentleman's family; also a farmhouse, homesteads, and labourers' cottages.
The whole is freehold, with the exception of about 12 acres copyhold of the manor of Henham, and is in good order and repair, situate in the parishes of Oakley and Henham, close to the turnpike road to Cambridge, about five miles from the Bishops Stortford and two miles from the Elsenham stations of the Great Eastern Railway. Situate as this property is in one of the best farming and sporting countries near London, from which it is distant little more than an hour's journey by railway, it is most desirable either for investment or occupation.
Mr. J.G. Robinson and Mr. Beard are now the occupiers. They are highly respectable and responsible tenants, but their terms will expire at Michaelmas next, when, if required, possession can be had. Particulars, with plans, may be had at the Railway Hotel, Bishops Stortford; at the London Tavern, Bishopsgate Street ......
1866 August 7th Suffolk Herald
DEATHS – On the 1st. inst., at Henham, Essex, in her 6th. year, Charlotte Langdon, daughter of George F. and Elizabeth B. Collin
1866 Sept 4th. Bury & Norwich Post
Saffron Walden Petty Sessions, on 18th. inst., James Neville, labourer, of Henham, a witness in a poaching trial where offence committed near Quendon.
1867 April 20th Herts Guardian
Bishop Stortford County Court April 10th. Thomas Holgate v. Ezra Mynott. The action was for £9 1s. 6d. balance of account, and the dispute was whether or not defendant agreed to buy the good-will of a wind-mill, at Henham, Essex, of the plaintiff. The mill was a grist-mill, and plaintiff had made a small flour trade to it. Defendant had been in his service for a short time; and plaintiff, defendant, and defendant's father met to talk the matter over. When plaintiff asked £10 for the good-will, but defendant and his father, a miller who said it is not usual to pay for the good-will of a grist mill, "strenuously" objected as plaintiff was to keep the flour trade, and now carries it on next door which however is half a mile off.....Judgement for plaintiff for £9 1s. 6d. in 14 days. His Honour thought plaintiff had not acted in a business-like way, and that the defendant was to blame for going into the mill without a clear understanding. Only the court fees were allowed.
1867 18th Sep The Times
This ‘Gazette’ contains notice that the following place has been duly authorised the solemnization of marriages therein: - Henham Independent Chapel, Henham, Essex.
1867 Oct. 2nd Essex Standard
At Saffron Walden Petty Session, on Saturday - John Sage, labourer, of Henham, appeared to a summons for assaulting Julia Ann Coston, at the same place, on the 13th ult. The evidence disclosed facts of a more serious nature than related to a common assault; and the Bench sentenced the offender to 21 days hard labour, without the option of paying a fine.
1868 21st Feb Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Petty Session Feb. 15th - Trespass - George Barker and Tom Clayden, both labourers, of Henham, were charged with trespassing in search of rabbits, at Henham, on the lands of Mr. C. Marshall, on the 1st Feb.. Barker pleaded guilty, Clayden did not appear. Mr Marshall saw them with a dog hunting rabbits, and being on horseback he rode after and caught them. Fined 6s, expenses 9s, or to be committed for 14 days hard labour. Clayden had been committed for trial on a charge of duck stealing. Edward Dixon and Charles Dennison, labourers, of Henham, were summoned for a similar offence committed on the same day on the lands of Mr. Elijah Cowell. Dixon pleaded not guilty; Dennison did not appear. Mr Marshall proved the case. Dennison was fined £2 and costs 10s, or to be committed for two months; Dixon fined 10s, expenses 9s. or to be committed for 14 days
1868 March 4th Essex Standard
Saffron Walden Petty Session Feb. 29. Charles Bush, labourer, of Henham, was summoned for using a snare for taking a hare at the same place on the 12th.ult. Fined £5 and 10s costs, or three months' hard labour.
1868 March 20th. Essex Standard Saffron Walden Petty Session on Saturday The license of the Star public-house, at Henham, was transferred from Mrs. Dommett to Edward Salmon. Debden – Food For Fever It appears that the neighbourhood of Terling is only somewhat worse than some other parishes in Essex with regard to water. It is a fact that in the village of Debden, containing at least 500 inhabitants (the parish contains upwards of 900) there is no pump of water whatever, and only one well, and that only 25 feet deep, and continually receiving surface water. The principal number of the inhabitants, tradesmen, and cottagers, drink water from a pond in which ducks are continually swimming, after coming from the most filthy neighbouring ditches; and often in the summer months that pond is dry and the well locked up, during which time the people of the village are obliged to go from a quarter to half a mile to get water for drinking purposes. An attempt was made by the Vicar to procure better water by the aid of an American pump, but the soil was too much of the character of clay, and no good effect followed these commendable efforts. Fever of rather an alarming nature is floating about within 3 miles of Debden village, but hitherto it has providentially escaped such a visitation.
1868 29th May Chelmsford Chronicle - Petty Sessions. George Shead, carpenter, of Henham, and Charles Baynes, labourer, of Broxted, for being drunk and riotous, were fined 5s each and 9s each expenses, or to be committed for 14 days. Both paid.
1868 June 11th. The Morning Post
Deaths – Collin – on the 8th. inst., at Henham, Essex, Florence Mary, second daughter of Mr. G. Collin, aged thirteen years
1868 21st Aug. Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Petty Sessions Aug 15th. The Rabbit Question. James Cottrell, a very respectable-looking person, who stated that he resided at Gloucester Road, Commercial Road, London was summoned for being found in search of rabbits on lands of Mr. George Franklin Collin, at Henham. Fined 11s, costs 9s. Paid.
1869 6th Feb. London Daily News - To Be Let - Henham -on-Hill, la pretty village 35 miles from London, and 2 from station - a small furnished house, with garden, stable, and coachhouse, for six months from March. £1 per week - A.B. Post Office at Henham, near Elsenham, Essex.
1869 April 9 Essex Standard
Case Postponed – No bill was submitted to the Grand Jury in the case of George Barker, labourer, Henham, charged with unlawfully wounding James Pratt, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm, and the case was remitted to the Assize.
1869 July 16th Essex Standard
Essex Summer Assize - Crown Court - Third Court - This Day before Mr. Hawkins, Q,C, George Barker, labourer, was indicted for feloniously wounding James Pratt, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm, at Henham, on the 25th March. Mr. Walford prosecuted. The case was a very simple one. The prosecutor, a young man, was returning home, and was joined by the prisoner, a mere lad, who commenced swearing and calling names, besides using various threats. He then without any provocation stabbed prosecutor on the right side, just below the shoulder bone, with a pocket knife. It did not appear that there had been a previous quarrel or that the prisoner was intoxicated. The learned Judge having summed up, the Jury found the prisoner Guilty, and he was sentenced to 12 month's hard labour.
1869 20th Aug. Chelmsford Chronicle - Drunk. John Parish, labourer, of Henham, was charged with being drunk and riotous at Henham on July 24th. Fined 2s. costs 8s. Paid.
1869 1st Oct Chelmsford Chronicle - Allen Snow, bricklayer, of Henham, was charged with assaulting Elizabeth Hodges, wife of Samuel Hodges, beerhouse - keeper, on Aug. 27th. Fined 12s., expenses 8s or 14 days.
1869 15th Oct. Chelmsford Chronicle - Sarah Clark, an old woman (65yrs), wife of Thomas Clark of Henham, was charged with assaulting Esther Bennett, on Sept. 27th at Henham. Complainant said the defendant struck her with her first over the garden gate, threw three stones at her, and called her Mr. prostitute. Fined 6d. and expenses 8s. A fortnight allowed to pay.
1869 21st Dec. Chelmsford Chronicle - fire at Parsonage Farm, Henham (Mr. G.F. Collin). Three stacks of straw, a stack of clover, three stacks of hay, some sheds, and a large barn all destroyed. Loss estimated at £800 but items were insurance-covered. Incendiary suspected but no suspects.
1870 Feb 5th Essex Newsman
Saffron Walden Petty Session Jan 29. Robert Salmon, labourer, Henham, was charged with trespassing in search of rabbits on land occupied by Mr. G. Collins, of Henham, on Jan 27th. Defendant pleaded guilty. Fined 1s. and 9s. costs, or seven days.
1870 16th April Essex Newsman - Saffron Walden Petty Session April 9th. A sad case. A son charged with robbing his father of £40. James Little junior, of Henham was brought-up in custody charged with stealing the sum of £40 from the dwelling-house of his father Mr. James Little, builder, of Henham, on March 30th.The police traced him to Audley End railway station on the 4th April; he left for London by the 5.43 train, the police telegraphed Stratford where the prisoner was detained. The prisoner was wearing a pair of boots stolen from his brother. Committed to stand trial at the Quarter Session.
1870 May 13th. Essex Standard
Essex Adjourned Session - The Adjourned Quarter Session will be held at the Shire Hall on Tuesday next, the 17th. inst. Thirteen prisoners are already committed for trial. Their names and the offences for which they are committed are as under: - James Little, stealing £40 at Henham.
1870 May 21st. Essex Halfpenny Newsman
Essex Quarter Session, at the Shire Hall, Chelmsford, Thursday last - Pleaded guilty - James Little pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing £40 from the house of his father, James Little, at Henham, on the 30th March. Sentenced to 12 month's hard labour.
1870 11th June Essex Newsman - Saffron Walden June 4th. John Pisford of Henham, bricklayer, charged with being drunk and riotous at Henham on the 21st May. Fined 5s and 8s costs or 14 days.
1870 8th July Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden July 2nd. Thomas Clarke, Sarah Clarke his wife, two poor old people, paupers, and John Snow and Charles Brooks, of Henham, appeared to a summons charging them with assaulting Joseph Sach on the 14th June. It appeared that the complainant resides near the defendants, and lives with another man's wife. This immoral act seems to be highly deprecated by the defendants, and even the whole village of Henham, and as the tongue is the centre of all mischief, this organ seems to have had wide and extensive sway among the parties on the day in question. Fined 2s and 8s costs each or seven days. The charge against the female was dropped.
1870 2nd Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle - Henham - To be sold by auction by Franklin & Son, on Friday, the 23rd - the effects, including a 6 horse power steam threshing boiler, of Mrs. Reynolds
1870 3rd Sept. Essex Newsman - Saffron Walden Magistrates Court Aug 27th. Mr Wade also applied for a full licence for the Bell at Henham, kept by Mr. Dixon. The vicar and churchwardens also in this case signed a testimonial in favour of the application, and there being no opposition the licence was granted.
1871 6th Jan. Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Dec. 31st. Charles Bush of Henham was charged with trespassing on the lands of George Collin, in search of rabbits, on the 21st Dec.; defendant was going towards Little Henham, and seeing a rabbit in a snare in the hedge by the side of the road took it out; he had twice been previously convicted and bore a bad character. Fined £1 and 9s costs or one month imprisonment. Paid.
1871 3rd Feb. Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Jan 30th. Henry Chapman, William Barker, and Henry Barker, all of Henham, were charged with trespass in search of rabbits on land of Mr. George Collin, on the 21st Jan. Neither of the defendants appeared. Richard Baker, keeper to Mr. Collin, proved that he saw all three defendants beating a hedge; Chapman had a ferret and a rabbit, which were taken from him by PC Bell, who came up at the time, and from William Barker were taken two nets. William Barker, who was convicted in November last, was fined £2 or two months hard labour. The others were each fined £1 and 9s costs or 14 days imprisonment.
1871 Feb 18th. Essex Newsman - DEATHS. 11th. inst., Thomas Halsted, after a short illness, of Pembroke Cottage, Henham, Essex, and late of Norton Folgate, aged 68 years.
1871 31st March Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden, March 25th. Henry Sage, of Henham, was charged with being drunk and refusing to quit the premises of Richard Perry, farmer, his employer at Debden on the 11th March. He was also charged that he being a servant refused to perform his contract with his said master; and, further charged with assaulting Isaac Gibbs, the bailiff of Mr. Perry. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Isaac Gibb said defendant was horse keeper to Mr. Perry; on the 11th March he was sent with a wagon and four horses to Duxford, a distance of 13 miles; he left home about 7 in the morning, and ought to have returned about four in the afternoon, but did not get back till half-past-eight at night; witness went after him with a horse and found the wagon and horses standing at Widdington, and defendant inside a public-house; witness hooked his horse on and drove the wagon off towards home, when the defendant came out, followed him, and struck him on the head and face with a whip several times; when the defendant arrived home he turned the horses into the yard as they were, only taking the harness off; about an hour afterwards the witness saw defendant lying in the gateway in the road, and told him to go home, he could not say whether he left the premises, but he saw him early next morning come out of the chaff-house. Defendant was fined 10s and costs 9s. Paid.
1871 5th May Chelmsford Chronicle - Auction on Monday May 8th at Ten, Hall Farm, Henham. All the useful materials arising from the house and buildings etc
1871 May 19. Essex Standard
Robbery of Money - George Barker, 19, sawyer, an idle-looking fellow, was charged with stealing 11s, the property of Edward Clark, at Henham, on the 20th April. Mr. Walford prosecuted. He was the son of Mrs Clark by her previous marriage. The Jury found the prisoner Guilty, and having been previously convicted, he was sentenced to seven years penal servitude.
1871 May 20th. The Essex Halfpenny Newsman
George Barker, 19, sawyer, was indicted for stealing 11s, the property of Edward Clark, at Henham, on the 20th April. The prisoner slept at the house of the prosecutor on the night in question. The money was stolen from the room occupied by the prosecutor and his wife. When taken into custody he said he had taken 9s. 6d and had spent it. He had previously been convicted and the chairman sentenced him to seven years penal servitude.
1871 2nd June Chelmsford Chronicle - Henham. To be sold by auction by Franklin & Son at the Rose and Crown Hotel, Saffron Walden, on Saturday, June 10th, at Three, by order of the proprietor. That extremely well-situated for gristwork windmill, with patent sails, driving two pairs of French stones, with the usual going gear belonging thereto. There is a superior brick-built round-house under. Neat slated messuage, having two front sitting-rooms, kitchen, scullery, five-bushel oven, four bedrooms, neat garden, slated barn, stable, cart shed, piggeries, fowlhouses, paddock, and field of very superior arable land, adjoining, and contains altogether 4a. 0r. 37p., and now let to Mr. Ezra Mynott, at the rent of £40 per annum, and who is under notice to quit at Michaelmas next. The messuage, mill, buildings, garden, and 2r. 9p of the land are freehold; the remainder of the land is copyhold.
1871 22nd Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle - Sand Pits Farm, Henham. Mr. Benjamin T. Thurgood will sell by auction, by direction of Mrs Parish, on Wednesday next, 27th Sept. 1871 at Twelve, the good live and dead farming stock, furniture and effects.
1871 1st Dec. Chelmsford Chronicle - Sale by Auction. At Henham. On Thursday, the 23rd instant Mr. B.T. Thurgood sold by auction, in 13 Lots, at the George Hotel, Bishop Stortford, a residence, farmery, arable and pasture land, and 46 labourers' dwellings, situate in Bishop Stortford, Rickling, Quendon, Henham, and Takeley. The following were the results - Henham
Lot 9 - two freehold labourers' dwellings, situated by the side of the road at Prison Green, now in occupation at rents amounting to £6 1s per annum. Mr. G. Ruse
Lot 10 - two labourers' houses, with gardens, tenanted at rents amounting to £6 11s. 6d. per annum. This Lot is copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall. Mr. G. Steedman
Lot 11 - A four-bedroomed house, near the last-mentioned Lot, with good garden ground, as tenanted at the rent of £4 per annum. This Lot is copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall. Mr. R. Perry.
1872 5th Jan Chelmsford Chronicle - Bishops Stortford Petty Sessions Dec. 28th. - Allen Snow, bricklayer of Henham, was sentenced to seven days imprisonment for stealing a trowel, value 2s, the property of Frederick Handscomb, on the 15th Dec.
1872 3rd Feb Essex Newsman - James Willet, William Willet, and Charles Bush, all of Henham, were charged with trespassing on the lands of Mr. G.F. Collin, in search of rabbits on the 12th Jan. Defendants were seen by James Nevill hunting rabbit holes on a bank in Mr. Collin's field; they pulled two rabbits out, which they sold to a man who came along the road with a horse and cart. Defendant James said that he was allowed to catch rabbits on his master's land, Mr Perry of Amberden Hall, and he said these rabbits were caught there. Mr Collin said the bank was a mile and a half from Mr. Perry's land. Having all been previously convicted several times the defendants were fined in the full penalty of £2 and costs of 9s each, or to be committed for two months.
1872 27th April Essex Newsman - Saffron Walden Petty Sessions 20th April. Thomas Clayden of Henham, who did not appear, was charged with being drunk and riotous, on the 3rd March, and was fined 12s, costs 8s or 14 days
1872 6th Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle - To be sold by auction at the George Hotel, Bishop Stortford, on Thursday, 17th Oct. 1872 at 3.30. At Henham -
Lot 1 - two houses, with a barn, large orchard, in the occupation of Mr. Henry Snow, bricklayer, and Mrs Ann Brooks.
Lot 2 - two houses, with large gardens, in the occupation of Mr. Henry Brand and Mr. William Markwell
Lot 3 - A house, a barn, and a large garden, called 'Cocks', in the occupation of Mr. John Tant
1873 Feb 25th Suffolk Herald - Deaths - On the 20th. inst., aged 67, Mary Ann, relict of James Orger, of Henham.
1873 20th June Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Petty Session June 14th. Richard Barker, of Henham, was charged with being drunk at Stanstead, on the 2nd inst. Pleaded not guilty, and was fined 5s, costs 9s. Paid.
1873 July 19. Essex Newsman - Marriages, 10th. inst., at Great Dunmow, by the Rev. W.L. Scott, Mr. James Smith, late of Henham, to Lydia, only daughter of Mr. W. Low, White Lion Hotel, Dunmow
1873 Sept 13th. Essex Newsman - Marriages, 6th. inst., at St. Giles's Camberwell, William Maynard, of Dulwich, to Elizabeth, fourth daughter of the late John Barker, of Henham, Essex.
1873 26th Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden County Petty Session Sept. 20th. The Publican's Whiskers. Samuel Smith, Samuel Snow, and Charles Snow, labourers, of Henham. were charged with assaulting Triba Balaam, of the Star Inn, Henham, on 15th Aug. Defendants pleaded not guilty. Triba Balaam said: I keep the Star Inn, Henham; on 15th Aug, about nine in the evening, the defendants were in my house; Smith wanted to fight with another man; I took hold of him and said if he wanted to fight he must go out of doors; the two Snows then came and threw me down and laid into me, and had it not been for two strange men I don't know what would have been the consequences; they pulled them off me, and Samuel Snow then took hold of my whiskers and pulled some out and said he would kill me if I summoned him; I sent for the police. Alfred Edwards and W. Appleton gave corroborating evidence. Fined £1 8s. and 12s expenses each, or one month's hard labour.
1873 26th Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden County Petty Session Sept. 20th. Drunk and Riotous. Arthur Smith was charged with and pleaded guilty to being drunk and riotous at Henham on 6th Sept. PC Bell deposed: I was on duty and at the Bell public house; I found the defendant kicking the door and wanting to go in; he swore at me and offered to fight me; he was drunk; he is generally a sober hardworking man. Fined 5s, costs 3s. Paid
1873 18th Oct Essex Newsman - Saffron Walden Petty Session 11th Oct. Drunk and riotous. Charles Thompson, labourer, pleaded guilty for this offence at Henham on the 4th inst. and was fined 5s, expenses 8s. Paid.
1873 15th Nov. Essex Newsman - Saffron Walden Petty Session Nov. 8th. Robert Salmon pleaded not guilty to a charge of assaulting Sarah, the wife of James Brand, at Henham, on the 17th Oct. Sarah Brand deposed: I live at Henham, the defendant lives next door; on the day named between one and two o'clock I saw his dog come out with something in his mouth; I had a bowl in my hand and threw it after the dog, but did not hit it; it dropped a herring I had bought; defendant came out and swore at me, accusing me of hitting the dog; I denied it, and he threw the bowl away and then hit me on the side and knocked my head against the slate (slate produced with blood on it); the force broke the slate and it cut my head; he called his dog and urged it to bite me. Fined 11s, costs 9s.
1873 15th Nov. Essex Newsman - Saffron Walden Petty Session Nov. 8th. Transfer of Licence consented - Crown, Henham: from Harriet Bowtell to Thomas Charles Mascall
1874 16th Jan Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court Jan. 10th. Thomas Clayden, labourer, Henham, was fined 40s and 10s costs for drunkeness proven by PC Bell
1874 20th March Chelmsford Chronicle - Mount House, Henham. Mr. Benjamin T. Thurgood is instructed by Mr. Thomas Harrison to sell by auction, on Tuesday, 24th March 1874 at twelve, all his genteel household furniture and effects
1874 April 4th Essex Newsman
Dunmow Petty Sessions, March 30th., William Camp, of Henham, labourer, was charged using a snare for the purpose of taking game on land occupied by Thomas Joyce, at Chickney, on the 17th. of Feb. The case was proved by William Camp. Fined £2 and costs 14s. 6d., or two months hard labour. Money paid.
1874 Sept. 18th. Essex Standard
Waste Lands in Essex. An important return has just been made of common field lands in England and Wales remaining unenclosed, so far as can be ascertained from the documents in the office of the Inclosure and Tithe Commissioners. The proportion of common returned as suitable for ordinary cultivation has been estimated, in compliance with the desire of the Secretary of State, as far as practicable from the character of the adjacent lands as shown upon the tithe maps. Much, however, of it is probably of inferior quality, or would be costly to bring into cultivation. The return has been compiled from the best sources, but the extent of common land is probably under rather than over estimated. This return will supersede that issued in 1843. Area of Common Field Lands - Elsenham 16 acres, Henham 130 acres
1874 Dec 14th. Morning Post - Deaths - Collin, on the 10th inst., Elizabeth Bailey, wife of G.F. Collin, Henham, Essex.
1874 25th Dec. Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court Dec. 18th. H. Monk and F. Hayden, of Henham, charged by PC Law with swearing, at Henham, on Nov.20th; were fined 5s., costs 10s, or committed for 3 weeks.
1875 30th April Chelmsford Chronicle - TENDERS. For the erection of a school for Henham United District School Board. That by Wiffen for £940 was accepted.
1875 July 20th. Bury and Norwich Post - EASTERN COUNTIES ' ASYLUM FOR IDIOTS - Jethro Knight, of Henham, Essex was an unsuccessful candidate in an afternoon poll for this institution.
1875 10th Sept Chelmsford Chronicle - Springate Farm, Chickney, near Henham. The excellent live and dead farming stock, household furniture, and effects of the late Mrs. Chipperfield, will be sold by auction by Franklin & Son, on Friday the 24th at Ten
1875 29th Oct. Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Petty Session Oct. 22nd, Henry Mead, John Sprusen, and George Dennis, labourers, of Henham, were charged with ill-treating a dog for the 23rd time. Esther Wright said she saw Mead and Sprusen come up the road stoning a black retriever, the dog came up into her garden and died there. Defendants were fined 9s 6d. and costs 19s 6d each
1875 18th Dec Ipswich Journal Deaths
Canning 12th inst., at Old Mead, Henham, Essex, John Canning, the second son of the late William and Susan Canning, of that place, aged 66 years
1876 Jan 5th. Chelmsford Chronicle - Marriages - 25th.ult., at the Independent Chapel, Henham, Samuel Chipperfield of Toppesfield, to Harriet Jane, youngest daughter of the Rev. D. Grigsby
1876 Feb 25th. Chelmsford Chronicle - DEATHS - Markwell, on the 12th. inst., at Henham, Penelope, daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann Markwell, aged six months.
1876 March 24th. Chelmsford Chronicle
SITUATION WANTED as GARDENER (Head or Good Single-handed); married; well-experienced with flowers, fruit, vines, and vegetables. R.H. , Henham, Bishop Stortford
1876 1st April Essex Newsman - Saffron Walden Court Mar. 28th. Lucy Freeman, 14, of Henham, was brought up in custody charged with stealing a silk mantle and two brooches, of the value of £2 10s the property of Miss Robinson. The evidence of Miss Robinson (who resides at Miss Holgate's), where the prisoner was lately employed) went to show the prisoner left there about the 9th of the month, after she had left Miss Robinson missed the article named in the charge and several other things. The prisoner's mother stated that the prisoner brought the mantle and the brooches home with her and stated that her mistress had given them to her. Miss Robinson asked the bench to deal leniently with the prisoner, and stated that her reason in proceeding was to get her into a reformatory. The prisoner was sentenced to 21 days hard labour, and afterwards to be detained in a reformatory for three years.
1876 June 9 Chelmsford Chronicle
Mr. Cheffins will sell by auction, on Thursday, June 29 1876, at Three for Four o'clock, at the George Hotel, Bishop's Stortford, by direction of the Trustees of the late Mr. John Emson
A field of accommodation land, and two cottages, with large gardens adjoining, and containing together nearly two acres, situate in Henham, near the church, fronting the road leading from Henham to Chickney;
1876 June 9. Chelmsford Chronicle - Register of forthcoming sales by auction. June 29 Henham, dwelling - house and garden Mr. Cheffins
June 29. Henham &c., land and cottage property Mr. Cheffins
1876 16th June Chelmsford Chronicle - Henham. Mr Cheffin will sell by auction on Thursday June 29th, 1876, at the George Hotel, Bishop's Stortford, the freehold dwelling house, containing three rooms on the ground floor, pantry, cellar, and two bedrooms; detached barn, stable, piggeries, and sheds, and large garden, well-stocked with fruit trees, in the occupation of Mr. George Freeman situate on Wood End Green
1876 July 15th Ipswich Journal - Eastern Counties’ Asylum for Idiots and Imbeciles, Essex Hall, Colchester The Thirty-fifth Election of Inmates of this Institution took place at the Corn Exchange, Romford, on Tuesday, 11th July, 1876. The Rev. W J Skelton, Rector of St. Andrews’, Romford, in the Chair. The following were the successful candidates: - Election for five years - Knight, Jethro, Henham, Essex
1876 16th Sept. Essex Newsman - Saffron Walden Court 9th Sept. Faulty Scales. Henry Gardiner, grocer, of Henham, was charged with having in his possession incorrect scales for use. Defendant admitted the charge. He said he had been in business 12 years and had never been accused of anything wrong before. He was ordered to pay £2 and costs 9s
1876 30th Sept. Essex Newsman - Saffron Walden Court Sept.2nd. Richard Baker, of Sandpit Cottage, Henham, was summoned by Edmund Thomas Watts, of Bishop Stortford, Inspector of Nuisances, for inhabiting an overcrowded cottage, the same being injurious to the health of the inmates. Defendant pleaded guilty. Mr. Baker, solicitor appeared for the prosecution, and said that defendant had one sitting room and one bedroom, and nine children who were all in the same apartments. The magistrate made an order for the abatement of the nuisance within a fortnight.
1876 23rd Nov Chelmsford Chronicle - Dunmow Petty Session Nov. 20th. Thomas Snow, of Henham, labourer, was sentenced to 14 days hard labour for being found sleeping in an outhouse on premises belonging to Mr. J.F. Bott at White Roding on the 17th. Nov
1877 Jan 5th Essex Standard - By Order of the Mortgagee, Henham Green Farm, Essex. About 2 miles from Elsenham, 4 from Newport, and 7 from Bishop's Stortford.
Mr. H.H. Wheatley has received instructions to sell by auction, on Wednesday next, Jan 10th 1877, at Twelve o'clock punctually, the whole of the live and dead farming stock, crops, implements, and effects consisting of 4 capital cart horses, 3 cows (forward in calf), donkey, geese, turkeys, and fowls, waggons, carts, spring dog-cart, 4-horse power cutting machine, with steam power, 5 tons of hay, stacks of wheat, barley, and oat straw, several tons of mangold and swedes, and all the modern furniture, comprising bedsteads, feather beds, bedding, mahogany and other chests of drawers, mahogany dining-room chairs covered in leather, carpets, and other effects, which can be viewed on the day previous, and catalogue obtained on the premises, or by post from the Auctioneer, 15, Cranbourne Street, Leicester Square, London W.C.
1877 19th Jan Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court. Richard Baker, of Henham, was summoned by W. Phipps for neglecting to send his four children to school on the 6th Nov, 1876. Defendant said he had not the means for a fortnight before Christmas. The prosecutor failed to produce authority for his action and the case could not be heard. Another case against Richard Willett, also of Henham, was dismissed for the same reason.
1877 26th Jan Chelmsford Chronicle - Preliminary Notice. Messrs Coote and Abrey are favoured with instructions to Sell By Auction, on Friday, Feb. 16th, at the Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, the freehold and copyhold property of the late Mr. J.M. Headwell, of Henham. Particulars in future papers. Witham, Jan 25th 1877
1877 17th Feb. Cambridge Independent Press - On Monday an inquest was held at Henham on the body of Thomas Yarrow, 10 years of age, son of Peter Yarrow of Henham. After leaving school on Thursday afternoon, the deceased told two companions he was going to kill himself. They left him on a stile near the railway station. A little later, James Blake, a platelayer after getting-off the half-past five down train, and was walking up the line on his way home. A few yards below the station he found the deceased quite dead having been run over by the up-express which had just gone through. About 12 months ago the deceased saw a boy in custody at Elsenham for setting fire to a stack, and told his mother that rather than go to gaol at any time he would kill himself. On the previous day to his death, he was throwing stones at some boys, and hit a boy named Bush, and cut his eye; other boys afterwards told him that Bush intended either to thrash him or send him to prison. The jury returned a special verdict that the boy was found dead, having been killed on the line, by being run over by a train, but under what circumstances there was not sufficient evidence to show.
1877 23rd Feb. Chelmsford Chronicle - TO LET. a very superior small farm, situate in the village of Henham (within one mile of Elsenham railway station) containing 72 acres
1877 16th Mar. Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court March 10th. Arrears of Poor Rates. William Mumford, of Henham, farmer, was summoned for non-payment of a rate, made on the 7th Oct 1876, amounting to £16 3s 11 1/4d., and costs of 6s 6d. Summons has been settled out of court.
1877 31st Mar. Essex Newsman - Dunmow Court Mar. 26th. Trespasses in pursuit. Thomas Clayden of Henham, labourer, was summoned for trespassing in pursuit of conies committed at Broxted as far back as Jan. 1874. Information was laid at the time but the defendant absconded. He did not appear, and was now fined £2 and 7s costs.
1877 3rd Aug. Chelmsford Chronicle - Most Superior Estate. Wood End Green Farm, situate in the village of Henham, comprising a homestall, and nearly 80 acres of most excellent accommodation Land, now in hand. To be sold by auction by Franklin & Son, at the George Hotel, Bishops Stortford on Thursday Aug 16th at Three by order of the proprietor, Mr. James Smith. Possession at Michaelmas. The estate is situated remarkably well for market towns, being distant five miles from Bishops Stortford and Saffron Walden, and 1 1/2 miles only from Henham railway station, on the Great Eastern line of Rail.
1877 14th. Sept Chelmsford Chronicle - Broom Farm, Henham. The live and dead stock of the late Mr. Joshua Markwell, to be sold by auction by Franklin & Son, on Friday the 21st. at Ten. Nine useful cart horses, 150 down ewes and lambs, four tups, 11 good shorthorn milch cows (in calf) and heifers, swine, poultry, iron-arm road and harvest wagons, iron and wood-arm tumbrels, market cart, foot ploughs and weytrees, sets of iron and wood harrows, heavy and light rollers, broadshares, thistle ploughs, scarifiers, cultivators, horse rake, two drills, hand threshing machine, stump of excellent old clover hay, root graters and pulpers, oilcake breaker, oat crusher, oak and ash plank, cow cribs, sheep and hog troughs, weighing machine, hurdles, horses' gears, brewing utensils, beer casks, and other effects.
1878 1st Feb. Essex Standard - Saffron Walden Petty Session Jan. 26th. Mr. Charles Marshall of Henham, applied for compensation for a bull slaughtered by order of the Inspector when suffering from pleuro-pneumonia. The bench awarded £9, being two-thirds of the value.
1878 Feb 28th. Chelmsford Chronicle - DEATHS - Feb 20th, John Prior, at Henham, colt breaker, aged 60 yrs
1878 March 23rd. Essex Newsman
Walter Brooks, 12, a schoolboy, was indicted for maliciously setting fire to the dwelling-house of John Knight, at Henham, on the 9 Feb. Mr. C.E. Jones was instructed for the prosecution. His Lordship said the prisoner was presumed not to know right from wrong under the age of 14. Mr. Jones said he was afraid he could not show sufficient malice, and by the direction of the Judge the jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and the boy was discharged with a caution.
1878 April 5th Essex Standard and Essex Newsman April 6th 1878
FIRE - On Thursday afternoon a fire occurred at Henham, and a considerable amount of property was destroyed. A spark from a threshing machine ignited the thatched roof of a large barn (one of the largest in the county and was built by Mr. Edward Philbrick, of Dunmow, for the storage of oak bark) the property of Mr. Samuel Scruby, containing the produce of thirty acres of wheat, and there being a strong wind blowing at the time, notwithstanding every exertion the building and its contents (including the drum of the threshing machine) was burnt, and the flames communicated to the barn, sheds, cowhouses, and piggeries on the adjoining farm (the property of the executors of the late Mr. James Smith and now in the occupation of Mr. John Newman) which were also destroyed. The villagers had now assembled in large numbers and with P.C/ Bell were eager to render any assistance they could, bringing pails with them. All the animals were got away in safety. The farmhouse was only saved by smashing down the dairies and thus cutting it off from the other buildings. The property was insured. Some of the cottagers living near brought their furniture on to the green, fearful lest their own homes might share a similar fate, but fortunately they escaped.
1878 22nd. Nov Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court Nov 16th. George Warner, a labourer employed by Mr. E. Cowell, of Henham, was charged with doing injury to a horse, the property of his employer, on the 1st inst. Defendant had been at plough, and returned home to his master, stating that the mare he had been working had slipped into a ditch and cut through her halter, causing a wound, as described by Mr. Hutton, the veterinary surgeon, near the nose, of about an inch in depth, and severing an artery, the edges being clean and not jagged....The bench fined the defendant £2 11s inc. costs.
1879 Feb 7th. Chelmsford Chronicle
Dunmow Petty Session Feb 3rd., Arthur Clark, of Henham, was committed on the 6th Jan last for want of finding sureties for six months. Two sureties now appeared, and having entered into the required recognizances, they were informed that defendant would be released on the expiration of the sentence of one month's hard labour which he was undergoing for game trespass.
1879 March 11th. Suffolk Herald - DEATHS, on the 5th inst., at Saffron Walden, aged 86, Sarah, widow of Peter Cowell, of that town, and formerly of Henham.
1879 April 1st. Bury and Norwich Post
ESSEX. DEATHS - on the 26th ult., at Old Mead, Henham, Essex, in her 60th year, Mary Elizabeth Canning, third daughter of the late William and Susan Canning, of that place.
1879 18th April Chelmsford Chronicle - WANTED. by a strong girl, age 11, very respectable looking, not been out, a situation as under nurse; very fond of children. Address: E.B. Henham Hall, Essex.
1879 May 17th. Essex Standard
From The London Gazette, Tuesday, May 13th. Declaration of Dividend. Watson, J.E., Henham Green, near Bishop Stortford, farmer - a dividend of 5s. 6d. , at the offices of Messrs. J. Bath and Son, 12, St. Benet Place, Gracechurch Street, London.
1879 July 11th. Chelmsford Chronicle
HENHAM. Accidental Death. On Tuesday Mr. Lewis held an enquiry at the Crown Inn, Henham, as to the death of James Woodard, 34, a section signalman in the employment of the Great Eastern Railway Company. On Saturday evening he had to go to Elsenham station to enter upon his duties. Instead of proceeding there by a passenger train, he took advantage of a fast goods down train which calls at Bishop Stortford, but is not timed to stop at Elsenham. The driver allowed him to travel on the engine, and as the train approached Elsenham station the speed was slackened, the driver intending to pull up momentarily to allow Woodard the opportunity to get off. While the driver's back was turned, Woodard descended into the 'six-foot' way. He slipped, however and one of the trucks striking against his head, killed him. A verdict of "accidental death" was returned.
1879 July 25th. Chelmsford Chronicle - DEATHS, GRIGSBY, on the 12th. inst., at Henham, near Bishop Stortford, Susannah, the wife of the Rev. D. Grigsby, in her 68th. year Ann Rice, 17th. July, at Henham, aged 69 years
1879 Aug 22nd Chelmsford Chronicle Marriages Aug 16th., at Henham parish church, William Dennison, to Hester Dennison, of Henham
1879 Sep 12th. Chelmsford Chronicle - DEATHS - on Sept 8th., Hester Sage, of Henham, aged 71 years
1879 Dec 5th.Chelmsford Chronicle - DEATHS - on Dec 21st, at Henham, James Rice, shoemaker, aged 29 years
1880 Jan 10th. Chelmsford Chronicle
Marriages, Dec. 25th. at Stansted church, Charles Blackwell to Martha Camp of Henham
Deaths. on the 27th, at Henham Hall, Mary Ann, the beloved wife of Charles Marshall, aged 41 years.
1880 Jan 16th. Chelmsford Chronicle
Three freehold cottages and plot of fertile garden ground, containing together 1a. 0r. 24p; in the occupation of George Wiffen, David Turner, and John Wiffen, situate at Patmore End, in the parish of Oakley, forming an extensive frontage to the road leading to Henham, and adjoining property belonging to J. Judd, Esq., and Mrs. Chamberlayne.
1880 Jan 23rd. Chelmsford Chronicle
ACTION FOR DAMAGES AGAINST THE G.E.R. At the Bishop Stortford County Court on Tuesday, Mr. Ebenezer Cowell, of Henham Lodge Farm, sued the Great Eastern Railway Company for £5, damage done to a fat beast in transit through the defendant's alleged negligence. Mr. Peagram, who appeared for the plaintiff, said the action was brought to recover £5 for loss sustained by plaintiff through the negligent carriage of a fat beast from Elsenham station to Maiden Lane. On the 11th. May last plaintiff sent two fat beasts by train. They were accompanied on a part of the journey by four other beasts, and during the time they were on the railway the beasts attacked each other in some form and one of the plaintiff's beasts got its leg broken. Mr. Andrews (who defended) said it was simply a question of how the damage arose. He admitted the fact that the amount claimed was moderate. For the defence, witnesses were called to prove the truck was conveyed to its destination with all due care. and that there was no 'rough shunting'. His Honour gave judgement in favour of defendants, holding that no negligence had been shown on their part.
1880 Feb 20th Chelmsford Chronicle
Pursuant to an Order of the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, made in the matter of the estate of James Cotterell deceased and in a cause WARD against COTTERELL late of Sams Cottage, Henham, in the county of Essex who died in or about the month of January 1875 are on or before the 9 day of March 1880 to send by post prepaid to Joseph Francis Swan of the firm Swann and Co., of No. 38, Chancery Lane in the county of Middlesex, the solicitors of the defendant, the executrix of the deceased, their christian and surnames, addresses and descriptions the full particulars of their claims, a statement of their accounts and the nature of their securities (if any) held by them or in default thereof they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said Order.
1880 28th Feb. Essex Newsman - Robert Salmon, of Henham, was summoned for not sending his son Robert to school, at Henham, on the 12th of Jan last. The wife of the defendant appeared. Orders were made to compel the defendant to comply with the law. James Snow, of Henham, was summoned for a like offence, and a similar order was made - Mr. H. Baker, of Bishops Stortford, appeared for the School Board.
1880 13th. Mar. Essex Newsman - Saffron Walden Court Mar. 6th. School Cases. William Johnson, of Henham, was charged with not sending his four children to school on the 12th Jan. The case was dismissed.
1880 April 10th Essex Newsman - DEATHS - April 7th., William Sage, at Henham, aged 74 years
1880 April 24th. Essex Newsman Saffron Walden (County) April 17th - James Bartrop, charged with stealing two quarts of peas, value 4d., the property of his master, Mr. Charles Marshall, at Little Henham Hall, pleaded guilty, and was fined £1 10s., including costs.
1880 May 8th. Essex Newsman - Marriages - April 14th., at Henham parish church, William Dixon to Martha Sprusen, of Henham
1880 May 15th. Essex Newsman - DEATHS, May 6th., Lucy Sage, of Henham, aged 27 years
1880 May 22nd. Essex Newsman - Marriages, May 17th, at Henham church, Thomas Bush to Mary Carr, of Henham
1880 June 12th. Essex Newsman - DEATHS.
May 29., ....Dennison, of Henham, aged 36 hours
June 5th., Elizabeth Sarah Dennison, of Henham, aged 20 years
1880 July 2nd Chelmsford Chronicle
Royal Farmers' Company, No.3, Norfolk Street, Strand, London, Insures wheat, barley, oats, beans, peas and other crops against loss by hail storms at £5 per acre; Agent: Thomas H. Ward, Bacon's Farm, Henham, Essex
1880 Aug 7th. Essex Newsman - DEATHS. Aug 2nd., Emma Brand, of Henham, aged 24 yrs
1880 Aug 21st. Essex Newsman - DEATHS. Aug 9., Abraham Tant, of Henham, labourer, aged 41 years
1880 Sept 4th. Essex Newsman - DEATHS. Aug 26th., Robert Mumford, of Henham, aged 8 months
1880 Nov 6th. Essex Newsman - DEATHS.
Oct. 25th, Eve Dixon, of Henham, aged 71 yrs.
Nov 2nd, Anne Martha Blake, of Henham, aged 1 1/2 yrs.
1880 Nov 26th. Chelmsford Chronicle - DEATHS. Nov 20th., Mary Ann Turner, of Henham, aged 41 yrs.
1880 Dec 11th. The Halfpenny Newsman - DEATHS. Jan 26th. at Henham, Elizabeth Westwood, widow, aged 92 years
1881 Jan 8th Essex Newsman. Marriages - Dec. 25th. at Ugley parish church, George Gyver, of Ugley to Mary Ann Brooks, of Henham
1881 March 26th Essex Standard
Dunmow Petty Session March 21st. George Monk, labourer, of Broxted, was charged by Henry Mills, gamekeeper, Henham, with using snares for the purpose of taking game at Broxted, on Sunday 6th March, Defendant did not appear. Fined 20s, costs 12s.; in default, one month's hard labour.
1881 April 22nd. Chelmsford Chronicle 1881 Census for Henham: 407 males, 404 females, total 811
1881 June 11th Essex Newsman DEATHS - May 29 - Emma Mead, aged 39 years
1881 Dec 9. Chelmsford Chronicle
Stanley W. Smith, auctioneer & public house broker, Bishop's Stortford, Has an Immediate Disposal snug little village PUBLIC known as the 'Star', Henham, with large orchard, land, and stable. Incoming very easy by valuation.
1882 Jan 28th. Essex Newsman - DEATHS - Jan 6th. - Thomas Warner, labourer, aged 70 years
1882 Feb 18th. Chelmsford Chronicle - DEATHS - 8th Feb, Mary Mead, aged 66 years
1882 May 6th Essex Newsman
FATAL ACCIDENT. an inquest was held at the Saffron Walden Hospital, on Saturday morning last, before Mr. J.G. Bellingham, deputy coroner, on the body of George Rickett, aged 37, a labourer, in the employ of Mr. Thomas Newport, of Prior's Hall, Henham.
Mr. N. Starling was foreman of the jury - Mrs. Rickett deposed that she lived at Widdington; the deceased was her son and would have been 38 next July; he was a widower; he died about quarter past one on Friday morning.
George Salmon, living at Widdington, farm labourer, deposed: I left Widdington with George Rickett, on Thursday morning, about five o'clock; we went to Bishop's Stortford for some malt, with an empty wagon, drawn by four horses; we got to Stortford about nine o'clock; we loaded up the wagon with the malt; it was a usual load; we started off home very soon after we had finished loading; we had a pot of beer amongst three of us with our breakfast at Stansted; we were at Stansted about twelve o'clock; after we left Stansted we stopped at the Stag, Oakley, and had another pot of beer among us; another man with us was named Bentley; he had a wagon and two horses; just after we passed the Chequers the deceased got up on to the forepart of the wagon to see if the sacks were all right; he did not stop the horses to do this;he fell in getting down, one foot slipping off the shaft; his legs were under the wagon, and the fore wheel went over him; I cannot say whether his foot actually rested on the shaft at all; I was walking by the side of the horses, and directly I saw him fall I stopped the horses; when I stopped them the deceased was lying between the front and hind wheels on the off side; I have never seen him the worse for drink, and I am sure he was not at the time; I have worked with him about three years; it was a single-shaft wagon; Bentley ran up and helped to move deceased; we placed him on the side of the road; we then went to the blacksmith's shop for help; a light spring cart was obtained from the Rev. Mr. Crossley, and the deceased was lifted into it, and I understood brought to Saffron Walden Hospital; he did not say anything while under the wagon.
Mr Jones, surgeon, deposed that the immediate cause of death was internal hemorrhage, in his opinion produced by the rupture of a large organ, probably the spleen. Alfred Bentley corroborated the evidence of the witness Salmon. The deputy - coroner having summed up, a verdict of "Accidental death" was returned.
1882 May 24th. Liverpool Mercury Petitions For Liquidation By Arrangement Jabez Cartwright, Henham, Essex, grocer and draper
1882 May 27th. Essex Newsman. DEATHS - Mary Yarrow, widow, aged 85 years
1882 June 30th. Chelmsford Chronicle. DEATHS - 21st.June, John Rickett, labourer, aged 73 years
1882 August 4th. Chelmsford Chronicle. DEATHS - 29 July, Frederick Smith, aged 10 years.
1882 20th Oct. Chelmsford Chronicle. Saffron Walden Court Oct. 14th. Daniel Mumford, farmer, of Henham, was charged with non-payment of costs incurred in collecting rates due from him. Case adjourned for a fortnight.
1882 Nov 4th. The Newsman
The addition To The Churchyard At Henham - Consecration by the Bishop. On Sunday, the 22nd ult., the Bishop of St. Albans paid a second visit to the church of this parish for the purpose of consecrating the piece of ground which has recently been added to the churchyard.
1882 9th Dec. Cambridge Independent Press - William Chipperfield, Widdington, labourer, armed with a gun, was charged with night poaching on land in the occupation of Mr. C. Marshall, of Henham, on Wednesday Nov. 19th. Charles Lindsell, groom and gardener to Mr. C. Marshall, deposed to being in the wood on the night in question in company with a man named Smith. He went into Priors Wood in the parish of Widdington.....Committed for trial at Chelmsford
1883 Jan 6th. The Newsman
THE FATAL ACCIDENT AT ELSENHAM STATION. Rebecca Lindsell, a young woman, was struck by the Doncaster express and instantly killed. The inquest on the body of the unfortunate young woman was held on Saturday afternoon last, at the Crown Inn, Henham. William Tyrrell, the lover, who was the first witness, said, "I am a painter, at Thaxted; deceased was a single person and 25 years old; on Wednesday evening last my brother drove her and me over to Elsenham railway station from Thaxted; I was going to London by the 8.42 pm train; I got out of the cart first and helped her down; she directly ran through the little side gate and crossed over the line to the up platform; I saw a train coming and I saw that she got onto the lower part of the platform before the train passed; I called to her to come back, but she kept on; directly the train had passed I crossed over and found her lying on the platform; the station master and one of the porters came directly, just as I was picking her up; she was quite dead; she was lying on her back, her feet nearest the edge of her platform.
Mr. Fitzjohn, the station master, said he was in his office, and heard the party drive up; the Doncaster express up train was signalled, and he heard the whistle of the engine when the train was within 200 or 300 yards of the level crossing; at the same time he heard a confusion of voices calling someone back, and he felt convinced something had happened; he hastened out and saw Tyrrell raising the deceased on the up platform; his opinion was that the deceased was just in the act of stepping off the line onto the incline which leads to the up platform, when some projecting part of the engine struck her on the back of the head, and that the blow and the draft of air caused by the motion of the train carried her to where she was picked up; no portion of her dress was torn, nor was there any part of her body injured except her head.
William Peck, a porter, said he stood close to the gate when deceased passed through. and when he saw her running across the line he called out "Hi, don't cross, the express is coming;" he only saw her as far as the "six-foot". .... The Jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death". The Coroner said the up platform wanted widening, and an opinion was expressed by some of the jurors as to the desirability of locking the side as well as the road gates at the level crossing when trains are signalled, thus stopping all public traffic at such times.
1883 Feb 10th. Tamworth Herald
Walter Gilbey, of Elsenham Hall, Essex, was murderously assaulted early on Friday morning by poachers, in Prism Wood, Henham. His assailants escaped.
1883 16th Feb Chelmsford Chronicle - Chelmsford, Essex Adjourned Quarter Session. Charles Clarke, George Turner, and Timothy Bush, stealing and receiving lambs, at Henham
1883 Feb 24th Ipswich Journal
The Quarter Sessions - On Tuesday the adjourned Quarter Sessions for the county were held at Chelmsford. In the criminal court Charles Clarke, a shepherd, was indicted for stealing three lambs, the property of his employer, Mr. Thomas Newport, at Henham; and George Turner and Tim Bush were each charged with receiving one of the lambs, knowing it to have been stolen. Clarke was sentenced to six week's hard labour, Turner and Bush were acquitted.
1883 March 3rd. The Newsman - DEATHS. At Henham, Emily Snow, aged 16 years.
1883 March 10th. The Newsman
March 5th. DUNMOW. Chickney - George Monk, Arthur Carr, of Broxted, and Walter Matthews, of Takeley, labourers, were summoned by Henry Mills, of Henham, gamekeeper to Mr. Walter Gilbey, for unlawfully using four snares, for the purpose of taking game, at Chickney, on the 19. Feb. The defendants pleaded not guilty. The case was proved by the keeper Mills, and the defendants were each fined 13s. 8d., and costs 6s. 4d. Carer and Matthews were allowed fourteen days to pay; Monk was committed for one month's hard labour.
1883 April 14th. The Newsman
FOWL STEALING AND SPEEDY CAPTURE OF THE THIEVES AT THAXTED. During Friday night 13 Brahma pullets and a Brahma cock, valued at 3s. 6d. each, were stolen from the fowlhouse of Mr. Thomas Brooks, of Folly Mill Farm, Thaxted. For some days previous to the robbery a number of hay and straw binders had been engaged on Mr. Brooks's premises, and their engagement terminated on Friday last. After leaving their work they went to a beerhouse at Thaxted, where they remained until nearly 11 o'clock. As they had to pass Mr. Brooks's farm on their way home, they were suspected by the police, and Sergeant Hitch and P.C. Law followed them to Henham, where they live. The cottage of Charles Savill, of Prison green, Henham, was searched.... John Savill, son of Charles, apprehended and charged with taking part in the robbery, The Savills have openly resided at Henham for about 12 months. they formerly lived at Bell Common, near Epping where Charles carried on the business of a chimney sweep. Both pleaded guilty. Charles sentenced to four calendar months hard labour and John to one day's imprisonment.
1883 July 7th. The Newsman - DEATHS. At Henham, Rose Hannah Cockle, aged 7 months.
1883 August 18th The Newsman - DEATHS. At Henham, Jane Turner, aged 62 years.
1883 August 25th. The Newsman
BROXTED :FOWL STEALING - James Monk, labourer, late of Broxted, was brought up in custody, having been apprehended by P.C. Smith, on the 17th. inst., charged with stealing one hen and thirteen chickens, the property of Mr. Thomas Philbrick Scruby, of Moor-end, Broxted, on the 20th. April 1880. A few days after the hen and chickens had been stolen, information was given to P.C. Law, then stationed at Broxted, who made inquiries and discovered that the stolen poultry had been sold to Charles Parish, formerly landlord of the Queen Victoria Inn, at Dunmow, but now keeping a beerhouse at Stansted Mountfitchet. The prisoner absconded and was not heard of until he was apprehended at Henham on the 17th. August last. The case was proved by the prosecutor, P.C. Law, and P.C. Smith. As the costs were very heavy - £1. 19s. 6d. - the prisoner was only fined 6d., and was ordered to pay the costs, or in default to undergo one month's hard labour. he paid part of the money, and was allowed time to pay the balance.
1883 Oct 27th. The Newsman
Broxted: TIMBER STEALING - James Reynolds, labourer, of Plegden-green, Henham, surrendered himself on bail, charged with feloniously stealing a quantity of feather-edged boarding and timber, the property of Mr. Joseph Lamb Franklin, builder, Great Dunmow, at Broxted, some time during the month of September. The prosecutor was engaged repairing the farm premises of Wood Farm, Broxted, when the boarding and oak timber went missing. Information was given to the police, and inquiries instituted, the premises of the prisoner were searched, and the property was found. P.C. Smith, stationed at Henham, proved apprehending the prisoner, who was sentenced to two months' hard labour.
1883 Nov 3rd. The Newsman
Saffron Walden (County) Oct 27th. HENHAM.: Poaching. Frederick Bright, of Henham, blacksmith, was summoned for using a log for the purposes of taking game, at Henham, on the 10th .Oct. John Cook, gamekeeper to Mr. Gilbey, proved the case, and the defendant was fined 15s. and 12s. 6d. costs.
1883 Nov 24th The Newsman
TAKELEY. REFUSING TO QUIT. Robert Salmon, labourer, of Henham, was charged by Arthur Simons, landlord of the Horse Shoes Inn, Mole-hill-green, Takeley, of being quarrelsome and disorderly and refusing to quit that inn when requested to do so, on the 11th Nov. The case was proved by the landlord, and the defendant, who pleaded guilty, was fined 2s 6d. and 11s. 6d. costs. He paid.
1884 Jan 5th. The Newsman DEATHS. At Henham, Charles Clark, 11 months.
1884 May 3rd. The Newsman DEATHS. At Henham, Esther Dixon, aged 44 yrs.
1884 June 28th Ipswich Journal Marriages Walter Collin 24th inst., at Henham, Richard Tertius Walter, of Ilminster, Somerset, to Emily Ann Chaffey, third daughter of George F. Collin, of Henham, Essex
1884 Aug 2nd Essex Newsman Henham: No True Bill. The Grand Jury found no true bill against George Turner, who was indicted for stealing a quantity of cut tares of Salisbury Baxendale, at Henham, on the 21st. June.
1884 29th Nov Cambridge Independent Press - Franklin & Son are instructed by the Trustees, under the will of the late Mr. Richard Perry, to sell the following by auction, at the Hercules Inn, Newport, on Wednesday, Dec. 10th at Two for Three o'clock - at Henham: four tenements with gardens, on Cock Green, and seven tenements with gardens, near the Board School
1885 Jan 3rd. Essex Newsman
SUDDEN DEATH. On Saturday, the 20th ult. Robert Salmon, 33, labourer, dropped down dead in the Bell beerhouse, Henham. He was in the employ of Mr. Charles Marshall and had been at work chaff-cutting. During the dinner hour he had run to the beerhouse for a pint of beer, and fell down and expired as he was waiting to be served. The body was afterwards seen by Mr. Haynes, surgeon, of Stansted, and as death is believed to have arisen from purely natural causes, an inquest has not been considered necessary. Deceased leaves a widow and eight children.
1885 April 25th Ipswich Journal Marriages
Fowke Collin 22nd inst., at St. Mary’s Church, Henham, Essex, by the Rev. Herbert Smith, M.A., rector of Chilton, Suffolk, assisted by the Rev. G. T. Cotham, vicar of St John’s, Walworth, John Frederick Fowke, of King’s Norton, Leicester, third son of the late Thomas Henry Fowke, Penn- Court, Wolverhampton, to Jessie Elizabeth, second daughter of G.F. Collin, Henham
1885 May 2nd. Essex Standard
ESSEX CONGREGATIONAL UNION. 78th Annual Meeting. Saffron Walden District - 'The report from Henham says, " The Sunday services have somewhat suffered from the meetings of the Salvation Army, which has invaded our quiet village"
1885 May 30th. Essex Newsman
SAFFRON WALDEN (County), May 23rd. HENHAM: ASSAULTING A SALVATIONIST - Robert Salmon and George Chapman, lads, of Henham, were summoned for assaulting Hetty Barker, widow, a member of the Salvation Army, at Henham, on the 17th May. They were each fined 6d. and the costs.
1885 June 20th. The Newsman
FATAL ACCIDENT. Mr. C.C. Lewis, coroner, held an inquest at the Rose and Crown public house, Newport, on Saturday afternoon, on the body of William Scutley, foreman platelayer on the Great Eastern Railway Company, who was killed on the line on the previous day. The deceased, who was a married man, and aged 40 years old, lived at Henham, and was a ganger over a length of line from Elsenham to North Hall. About 4pm on Friday he was seen walking in the down four-foot way in the direction of Elsenham. Directly afterwards a light engine, on its way to Cambridge, came along, and at the same time an up coal train passed. John Hollingsworth, the fireman on the light engine, said he had then shut the damper, and as he rose he saw the deceased roll down on the left hand side. The engine was stopped, and the poor fellow, who was frightfully injured, was removed to Newport station, where he was at once attended by Mr. W.A. Smith, surgeon, but he died in a few minutes. A verdict of 'accidental death' was returned.
1885 Oct 14th. Morning Post
North Essex - A crowded Conservative meeting was held on Monday night at Henham in support of the Hon. C.H. Strutt, the candidate. The room was densely crowded, and Mr. Salisbury Baxendale, J.P., a large landowner, hitherto a Liberal, presided, and announced that he could no longer support Mr. Gladstone, who was advocating Mr. Chamberlain's principles. So far from hurting the rich man, who could defend himself, these schemes would crush the farmer, who, as the weakest, would go to the wall. The announcement of Mr. Baxendale's adhesion to the Conservative ranks was received with cheers. Mr. Strutt gave an address, and an enthusiastic vote of confidence was passed unanimously - Mr. Gardner, the Liberal candidate, is ill at Stansted Hall.
1885 28th Nov Essex Newsman - Thomas Clayden and Alfred Neville, labourers, were summoned for trespassing on land at Henham, in the occupation of Mr George F. Collin, on the 13th inst, in search of conies. Neville was fined 2s. 6d. and costs 13s. 6d., and Clayden, who did not appear, £2 and costs 18s. 6d.
1886 March 2nd. The Standard
The estate of Dan Willis, who died 1st Feb. 1886, late of Hemnall Street, Theydon Garnon, Essex, farmer. Will proved by Charles Marshall, of Little Henham Hall, Essex, farmer and others.
1886 April 3rd. Essex Newsman
HENHAM. Stealing A Fowl. William Gray, a labourer, of Stanstead, was charged with stealing a hen fowl, value 3s., the goods of Samuel Scruby, at Henham, on the 24th March. Benjamin Brooks deposed: I am foreman to Mr. Samuel Scruby, of Henham, who keeps fowls at Green end Farm, where I reside; on the 24th March, at two o'clock in the afternoon, I was coming round the corner of the building, when I saw the prisoner with the hen fowl now produced; he was in the act of breaking its neck; the fowl belongs to Mr. Scruby; when the prisoner saw me he put the fowl under his coat and let it drop down underneath; I asked him what he was after, and he said he did not know. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to one month's hard labour.
1886 28th May Chelmsford Chronicle - Farmhouse apartments to let - sitting room and two bedrooms; healthy part of Essex - apply to Mrs Turner, Pennington Hall, Henham, Essex
1886 July 10th The Newsman
MR. BREWIS AT HENHAM. Mr Brewis the Conservative candidate, received an enthusiastic welcome at Henham on Monday evening. A large barn at the Parsonage Farm homestead (Mr. G.F. Collin's) had been fitted up for the occasion, the platform being nicely decorated with plants and flowers.
1886 July 17th. Reading Mercury
An inquest was held at Chelmsford on Wednesday, on the body of a boy named Newman, son of a wheelwright living at Henham. On Saturday the lad was climbing a tree, to shoot birds, when the pistol he was carrying went off and the charge entered his groin, inflicting fatal injuries.
1886 August 21st The Newsman
Saffron Walden (County) August 14th.
HENHAM. Drunk on the Highway. William Bentley, a labourer, of Henham, was fined 1s. and 11s. costs for being drunk on the highway at Henham on the 24th July. The defendant admitted that he had had a little too much beer.
PLEDGDON: The Licensing Act. William Coston, a beerhouse keeper, of Pledgdon, was summoned for selling beer which he allowed to be consumed on the highway near his licensed premises on the 24th July. P.C. Jonathan Smith said that on the 24th July he was on duty near the defendant's beerhouse about half-past nine in the evening; he saw 40 0r 50 people in the road in front of the house; they had mugs in their hands containing beer and witness was offered a drink. He spoke to the defendant about allowing the drinking to take place there; the defendant replied "They are not my mugs; different people leave them here and when they want beer they come here and get it", the constable replied "You know it is wrong and I have cautioned you time after time; you will most likely hear of this again", about 20 minutes afterwards the constable went again to the defendant and said "Coston, you still persist in drawing beer;" the defendant replied, "Well, they have been having a game of cricket on the green and they want a drop of beer;" the constable went into the road and remained there until closing time; during that time he saw William Bentley, the defendant in the last case, go to the defendant's beerhouse three times with a jug and bring it back full of beer. Two other witnesses were called, who gave evidence in support of the charge. The defendant was fined £5 and £1 19s costs. The conviction was not ordered to be recorded on the defendant's license.
1886 Oct 30th. Essex Newsman
Saffron Walden (County) Petty Session. Transfer of Licences. The licence of the Star Inn, Henham was transferred from Frederick Smith to William Dixon.
1886 26th Nov Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court Nov. 20th. Henham. A distress warrant was issued against the goods of Daniel Mumford, of Elsenham, for non-payment of a poor-rate amounting to £7 15s. 10d.
1886 Dec 4th. The Newsman
ELSENHAM. A COLLISION. On Thursday evening a collision occurred between conveyances driven by Mr. J. Newman, corn dealer, of Henham, and Mr. W. Wilkinson, milk seller of Stansted Mountfitchet, as they endeavoured to pass the wagon. Mr. Newman was thrown violently out, falling upon his head. He received a severe wound on the forehead and was otherwise cut and shaken. The shafts of his cart were broken off and the body of the vehicle damaged. Mr. Wilkinson and his conveyance escaped comparatively unharmed.
1887 21st Jan. Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court. Licensing business. A new licence for the Bell Inn, Henham was granted to Emma Newman, widow of the late Henry John Newman.
1887 7th Feb. Essex Newsman - Eighth Annual Shire-Bred Horse Show was held at Bishops Stortford on Thursday last. As hereforeto, the Railway Hotel paddock was utilised as a show ground. Class 4 colt 2 years old, foaled in the year 1885 Charles Marshall, Little Henham Hall.
1888 March 31st. The Newsman
Saffron Walden Court March 24th. HENHAM: Stealing Chisels - John Parker, a travelling knife grinder, and Ada Parker, wretched-looking individuals, were charged with stealing two chisels, value 1s. the property of Walter Heard, wheelwright of Henham, on the 22nd. March. The male prisoner went into the prosecutor's shop at Henham to repair his knife-grinding barrow. He was left alone in the shop for a short time. The following morning the prosecutor missed two chisels. He gave information to the police, who went in search of the prisoners, and found them at Langley. The male prisoner, when he saw the police coming, ran away, but was apprehended shortly afterwards. The chisels were found in his barrow, and, on the police - constable asking how they came there, John Parker said, "I suppose I took them by mistake". The woman denied all knowledge of them. The bench discharged the female prisoner, and fined the man £1 and £1. 13s. costs. He was committed for 14 days imprisonment in default of payment.
1888 27th April Chelmsford Chronicle - Good seeds, one packet of each: - cabbage, savoy, celery, lettuce, onions, parsnip, radish, turnip, carrot, vegetable marrow, cucumber, and six packets of flower seeds. The above for 1s 6d. Cash with order. - address: T. Wright, Henham, Bishop Stortford.
1888 April 28th. Essex Newsman
HENHAM. Death of Mr. William Phipps. On Tuesday an old inhabitant of this parish, Mr. William Phipps, passed away to his rest at the right old age of 89. For many years he carried on the business of grocer and draper, and was also the postmaster. He was a deacon of the Congregational Church at Henham for the long period of 50 years.
1888 May 19. The Standard
William Speller appeared on Saturday before the Chelmsford Bankruptcy Court for his public examination. Among his debtors was Mr. S. Newport, maltster, of Henham for £11. 2s.
1888 June 4th. Ipswich Journal
Henham, Essex Gun Accident On Thursday Mr Thomas Newport, farmer, of Pledgdon Hall, was shooting over his land when one of the barrels of his gun burst and so injured his left hand that a portion had to be amputated
1888 June 9. Essex Newsman
GUN ACCIDENT. Early on Thursday morning, the 31st May, Mr. William Newport, of Pledgdon Hall, was out shooting, when one of the barrels of his gun burst, and so seriously injured his left hand that the fore finger had to be amputated.
1888 June 29. Ipswich Journal - Sale of an Essex Advowson
On Thursday Mr. Alfred Preston, of Worlingworth, offered for sale by public auction at the George Hotel, Bishop Stortford, the advowson of, and perpetual right of presentation to, the parish church and vicarage of Henham, in Essex, and diocese of St. Albans. The ‘parish of Henham’ (to quote particulars) ‘is situate in an exceptionally healthy part of the county, and contains an area of about 2,958 acres, and a population of about 800. It is about 30 miles from London, 25 from Cambridge, two miles from Elsenham and three miles from Stanstead Railway Stations, and only six miles from Bishop Stortford, where there is a first-class station on the Great Eastern Railway. The Vicarage house is a comfortable residence, pleasantly situated, and is approached by a carriage drive. It contains dining and drawing rooms, library, five bedrooms, servants’ apartments, kitchen and the usual domestic offices; also outhouses, stables and coach-house, conservatory. The grounds around the house are very pleasant, and include a good vegetable garden, and with the glebe lands contains 10 acres. The glebe lands are let for about £17 10s per annum, part on lease and part on allotments. The tithes are commuted to an annual rent-charge of £424 16s. 5d., part rectorial and part vicarial, the whole of which is now payable to the incumbent, subject to variation under the Tithes Act. This rent-charge is receivable at the present time from about four principal payers. The parish is endowed with charities to the extent of about £50 per annum. The present incumbent is the Rev A. H. Bellman, who was 72 on the 8th of March last. The out-goings include Land Tax, £6, or thereabouts; surplice and other fees, £3 per annum; a Board School is carried on with a rate of 3 1/4d. in the £; and the parochial rates are about 3s 4d. in the £. The property was offered for sale by direction of the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, as a result of the action at law, Warne v Bellman and others. The bidding started at £500, and the property was eventually sold to Mr. E H Watts, of Westfield, Bishop Stortford, for £950.
1888 Sept. 29. Essex Newsman
HENHAM. STACK FIRE. At noon on Saturday a fire, caused by the overheating of a haystack, broke out at Green End Farm, Henham, belonging to Mr. Salisbury Baxendale. The stack was well alight when the outbreak was discovered, and a messenger was dispatched to Stansted Mountfitchet for the fire engine. When the engine arrived, in charge of Messrs. N. Godfrey and Arthur Sanders, a second stack had caught fire. The outbreak was confined to these two, but the engine remained on the spot all night. The two stacks were totally destroyed.
1888 Nov 3rd. The Newsman
DUNMOW COURT Oct 29. Tim Bush, a sheep dresser, witness for prosecution re sheep stealing by Sydney Leonard Smith, charged with stealing a ewe sheep, value 45s., the property of Joseph Holland, Rails Farm, Thaxted on the 11th. Oct. Prisoner committed for trial.
1888 Nov 24th. Essex Newsman
A STRANGE CASE. On Saturday evening a widow named Sophia Saban, residing alone at Henham, put her child to bed, and upon going to it three hours afterwards she found it was dead. An inquest was held on Wednesday, when a verdict of 'Death from natural causes' was returned.
1888 9th Nov. Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court - Henham:
(1) Stealing a shovel: John Snow, a labourer, was charged with stealing a shovel, value 1s. 6d. the property of W. Charles Marshall, at Henham, on the 9th July last. Defendant was summoned to appear but absconded. He now consented to be dealt with summarily and was fined 1s and 19s costs.
(2) Fowl Stealing: Charles Willett, labourer, of Henham, was charged with stealing a fowl, value 3s, the property of Mr. Salisbury Baxendale, at Henham, on the 30th ult. The prisoner pleaded guilty and was fined 2s and 18s costs.
1888 Dec 29. Essex Newsman
Henham. Seasonable Benevolence. Mr. and Mrs. S. Baxendale distributed on Saturday, from the Parsonage, their annual gift of blankets to the poor.
1889 11th Jan. Chelmsford Chronicle - Housemaid wanted. An experienced housemaid, good character indispensable, one from 25 to 35 years old preferred, the present maid is leaving after 23 years service, from illness. Apply to Miss E. Canning, Old Mead, Henham, Essex.
1889 18th Jan Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court 12th Jan. Frederick Johnson, Alfred Neville, and Charles Snow, labourers, of Henham, were summoned for trespassing on land belonging to Mr. Walter Gilbey, at Henham, on the 29th Dec. Neville did not appear. The case was proved by George Edwards, assistant gamekeeper. Johnson and Snow were fined 10s. 6d each including costs, and Neville 2s 6d and 9s 6d. costs.
1889 March 23rd. The Illustrated Police News
A fire broke out on Sunday at End Green, Henham, Essex, resulting in the destruction of two cottages which were without tenants. The cottages are close to Motts Hall Farm, Elsenham, which was fired a fortnight ago, and the police declare the origin of the outbreak to be the work of an incendiary. The cottages were the properties of Mr. Salisbury Baxendale.
1889 5th April Chelmsford Chronicle - George Snow, horsekeeper, employed by Mr Charles Marshall of Little Henham Hall, found a man who had fallen between the shafts of his wagon and had been seriously injured. Snow had been conveying a fat bullock in a cattle cart from Henham Hall to Mr Mascall's at Stanstead. He was asked to take the injured man to the Bell Inn at Stanstead. Shortly afterwards Snow met a similar fate. He was found badly injured, lying dead in the road opposite Ugley Church, two miles from home. The horse continued its way home making 10 turnings.
1889 10th May Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court May 4th. Arthur Staines, labourer, of Broxted, was summoned for taking three partridges' eggs from a nest on land of Mr. Walter Gilbey, at Henham, on the 21st April. The defendant pleaded that he only took one egg. George Edwards, a gamekeeper, employed by Mr. Gilbey, proved seeing the defendant take the eggs, and defendant was fined 9s and costs 14s.
1889 7th June Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court June 1st, Henham, James Clayden and Arthur Sprusen, both of Henham, were summoned for taking five partridge eggs from land at Henham, in the occupation of Mr Walter Gilbey. Defendants were fined 6d each and costs 9s. 9d.
1889 2nd July Essex Newsman - auction of the Shortgrove Estate which failed to reach a reserve price.
1889 26th July Chelmsford Chronicle - Girl wanted, about 17, strong and willing, must be an early riser, for a farm house, one that understands dairy work. Apply Mrs. R.Wright, Bacons Farm, Henham, Essex
1889 23rd. Aug. Essex Newsman - Success in drawing. Mr. R.H. Ward, who has lately succeeded in gaining four prizes for advanced drawings sent to South Kensington in connection with the Saffron Walden Art Class, is a son of Mr.T.H. Ward, of Mount House, Henham, and is a junior master at the Newport Grammar School.
1889 13th Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle - Bishop Stortford Petty Session. Henham: Poor Law Offence. Samuel Smith of Henham was charged with leaving his three children in the Bishop Stortford Union Workhouse. The children were found sleeping in the open air at Henham, having been deserted by both father and mother, and were conveyed to the workhouse. Smith was ordered to come up for judgement at the next session.
1889 27th Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle -
The Poor Law Case. Mr W.R. Wilcocks, Union House master, said that the man, Samuel Smith, of Henham, who was ordered to appear for judgement at this court, had that morning removed his children from the Workhouse. The bench dismissed the case.
1889 4th Oct Chelmsford Chronicle - Broom Farm, Henham, close to Elsenham Station, G.E.R.; livestock and equipment to be sold by auction on Friday Oct.4th at Twelve.
1889 3rd Dec. Essex Newsman - A Henham girl in a Spitalfields lodging-house. Mr. John Harvey, the Secretary of the London Lodging-House Mission, was recently conducting a service in the kitchen of a common lodging-house in Spitalfields, when his attention was drawn to two girls who passed through to the sleeping apartments, accompanied by two men. Seeing that they were not habitues of such places, Mr. Harvey followed them, disregarding the efforts of the Deputy to stop him. He got into conversation with the girls and found that they had both arrived from the country that day. One of them was from Henham, and they had journeyed to Liverpool Street together. Here they were accosted by the men, who, after treating them at a public house, had taken them to the lodging house. It is needless to say that Mr. Harvey took the girls under his care, procured them respectable lodgings for the night, and ultimately restored them to their friends.
1890 7th March Chelmsford Chronicle -
Shepherdry. The balance sheet of the 'Mount' Sanctuary has been issued. It shows that £111 11s.7d has been added to the sick fund during the year, and £16. 6s. 4 1/2d to the funeral fund. The total worth of the lodge is £882 10s 3 1/2d. There are 175 members on the books. The juvenile branch numbers 45 members, and the funds are worth £174 14s. 2d.
The Rat Plague - On Mr. Charles Marshall's farm at Henham, 2,600 rats have been killed since harvest.
1890 March 29. Essex Newsman
Bishop's Stortford Petty Session March 27th. GARDEN ROBBERY. Samuel Smith, of Henham, an able-bodied inmate of the Union-house, was charged with stealing a quantity of greens from the garden there. He was discharged with a caution.
1890 9th May Chelmsford Chronicle - Farmhouse to be let, with immediate possession, a farm house, with or without chaise house and stable, good garden, under a mile from Elsenham station G.E.R., apply J. Orger, Henham, near Bishop Stortford.
1890 May 10th. The Newsman
HENHAM. William Monk, of Broxted, was summoned for taking two pheasants' eggs, William Baines, of the same place, for taking three eggs, and Charles Wright, also of Broxted, for taking a partridge's egg, from the land of Mr. Walter Gilbey, at Henham, on the 27th April. George Edwards, gamekeeper, proved the case, and defendants were each fined 2s. 6d. and costs 13s. 6d. Frederick and Jessie Reynolds, of Henham, were summoned, for taking a partridge's egg from Mr. Gilbey's land, on the 27th. April. Frederick Reynolds found the nest and pointed it out to his wife, who took the egg. They were each fined 2s. 6d. and costs.
1890 May 24th. The Newsman
Bishop's Stortford County Court. Petty Session 22nd. May. Mr. Thomas Hutton Ward, veterinary surgeon, was fined 2s. 6d. for keeping a dog without having a licence.
1890 23rd Aug. Essex Newsman - Cook (plain) SITUATION WANTED; age 24, wages £16 to £18, apply M.S., Lodge Gate, Henham, Essex.
1890 29th Aug Chelmsford Chronicle - Housemaid or 2nd Housemaid, Situations Wanted; age 22, wages £15. - M. Yarrow, Lodge Gate, Henham, Essex
1891 13th March Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court 7th. March. Ugley. William Willett, labourer, of Henham, was summoned for trespassing in search of conies on land at Ugley, in the occupation of the executors of James Newman, on the 222nd Feb. Fined £1 and 12.s 6d. costs.
1891 April 18th. Essex Newsman
HENHAM. The New Vicar. The Rev. John Thurlow, M.A., has been appointed Vicar of Henham, a living of which Mrs. Alice Thurlow is the patron. ESSEX AND SUFFOLK FIRE OFFICE established 1802. AGENTS - Henham - Thomas Wright.
1891 8th May Chelmsford Chronicle - Dunmow Court May 4th. Henham. The egging season. William Smith, a labourer, pleaded guilty to a charge of taking four pheasants' eggs from a nest on land in the occupation of Mr. Salisbury Baxendale, at Henham, on April 24th. Fined £1 5s for each egg, and 11s. costs.
1891 July 25th. Essex Newsman Henham. A Collar-Bone Broken. A Sunday ex-police-constable Smith, of this place, and Mrs. Smith, were thrown out of a trap, and Mr. Smith's collar-bone was broken.
1891 Sept 19. The Newsman GENERAL SERVANT: Situation Wanted, in family, no children; four years reference; aged 19; wages £12. Maude Hopwood, Old Mead, Henham, Essex
1891 20th Nov. Chelmsford Chronicle - One pair of cinnamon canaries, 10s., cock worth the money; Norwich cocks or hens, cheap. W. Bush, Henham, Essex.
1892 Jan 9. Essex Newsman - HENHAM - Entertainment - On Friday evening the children of the Board School gave a pleasing entertainment before a large and appreciative audience. The Rev. O. Thurlow presided.
1892 Jan 15th. Cambridge Independent Press - Saffron Walden Petty Sessions.
A disgusting affair. Alfred Clarke, labourer, of Henham, was fined £2 and costs for assaulting Emma Willett, at Henham, on Dec. 25th
Drunkenness. George Dennison, labourer, of Henham, was charged with having been drunk and disorderly on the highway at Henham, on the 28th Dec. Defendant, who did not appear, was fined 10s a d 12s. 6d. costs.
1892 Feb 13th. Essex Newsman
Saffron Walden (County) Feb 6th. - Charles Willett, 24, labourer, was charged with having in his possession three nets used for taking game, at Henham, on Jan 17th. P.C. Whiting saw the defendant and four others on the Thaxted road, and when they saw him they made off. Witness succeeded in catching defendant, on whom he found three rabbit nets. Defendant, who admitted the offence, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs 12s. 6d. William Sage, labourer, of the same place, pleaded guilty to a like offence on January 12th., and was similarly dealt with. William Willett, 50, William Smith, 30, Charles Willett, 24, and William Brooks, 18, all labourers, of Henham, were charged with trespassing on land in the occupation of Mr. S. Baxendale, on Jan 17th. P.C. Whiting saw the defendants hunting a fence by the side of the Thaxted road. They had a dog with them, and were about two yards from the footpath. Defendants asserted that they did not leave the footpath. Smith, who did not appear, was fined 5s. and 9s. 6d. costs; William Willett 5s. and 8s. costs; Brooks 2s 6d. and costs; and Charles Willett was ordered to pay the costs.
1892 Feb 27th. The Newsman
HENHAM. SHEPHERDRY. The 'Mount; Lodge of Shepherds, which was opened in 1874, has just issued its balance-sheet for 1891. It shows the present number of members to be 201, and the value of the funds to be £1,066. 14s. 3 1/2d. During the past 18 years £672 1s. has been paid for sickness and £95 for funerals. There is a juvenile lodge, with a membership of 43, and funds amounting to £186 15s. 4d.
1892 March 19. Essex Newsman
WANTED TO HIRE, at Michaelmas, Farm, 60 or 70 acres; mixed soil preferred; fair quantity of grass; near town or village; Essex or Herts. Address, E.M., Henham, near Stansted, Essex
1892 25th March. Chelmsford Chronicle - Henham. George Howland, 36, beerhouse-keeper, was summoned for that he, being the holder of an off licence, allowed beer to be consumed on the highway near the premises. The bench dismissed the case.
1892 April 29 The Standard - Deaths - April 27th, at Pledgedon Hall, Thomas Newport aged 74 years
1892 May 7th. Essex Newsman - HENHAM.
A NEW CONGREGATIONAL MINISTER- The Rev. J. Plowright, of Park Crescent, Clapham, has accepted the pastorate of the Congregational Church, Henham. He commenced his ministry on the first Sunday in May.
FUNERAL OF MR. THOMAS NEWPORT - The funeral of Mr. Thomas Newport, of Pledgdon Hall, who died on the 27th. ult., at the advanced age of 74 years, took place in the parish church-yard on Tuesday afternoon, in the presence of a large concourse of parishioners.... The mourners included Mrs. Newport (the widow), four daughters, and two sons.
1892 27th May Chelmsford Chronicle - A disastrous drive to Stortford. At the Bishop Stortford County Court, on Tuesday, the case of Turner v. Smith came on for hearing. The parties are both carpenters, residing at Henham. The defendant hired a pony and trap of plaintiff to drive to Bishop Stortford. The pony fell, and after stopping with it all night, as it could not get up, the def en dent called a veterinary surgeon, who said the back of the animal was broken, and ordered its destruction. Plaintiff alleged that the pony fell through the negligence of def en dent and claimed for its loss, and damage to the harness. Allegations were made that def en dent had been drinking when the affair happened, and that he was driving in a different direction from what he ought to have been. Defendant called Mr. J.S. Brunskill M.R.C.V.S.L. who said he examined the pony and found it to be very emaciated. Judge. giving judgement for the defendant, was of the opinion that the pony fell from weakness, He allowed costs.
1892 June 23rd. The Midland Daily Telegraph
ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SHOW. TO-DAY AT WARWICK. Last night the Duke of Westminster and other guests of the Earl of Warwick enjoyed the facilities of the telephone. The following are the first prizes for dairy cattle, given after analysis of the milk. Cow, in milk, of any breed or cross, calved within three months: Salisbury Baxendale, Henham Lodge, Bishop's Stortford.
1892 July 2nd. Essex Standard - The Question of Road Labourers Wages - the majority of the men in the employ of the Council in the rural districts received 13s. per week.
1892 July 16th. Essex Newsman
HENHAM. Wedding - On Monday the marriage took place at the parish church of Mr. William Robinson Newport, eldest son of the late Mr. Thomas Newport, of Pledgdon Hall, and Miss Maryann Kate Farrington, only daughter of Mr. William Farrington, of Henham. Miss Florie Crossman, a friend of the bride's, attended as bridesmaid. The newly married pair left by the 12.40 train from Elsenham, to spend their honeymoon at Ramsgate.
1892 9th Sept Cambridge Independent Press - The Brewster Sessions for Saffron Walden were held on Saturday. Adjourned to the licensing day on the 24th inst. for George Howland, Pledgdon, Henham
1892 9th Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle - Sudden Death. On Monday John Matthews, labourer, aged 34, a single man, in the employment of Mr. Mascall, fell down dead while loading coals.
1892 30th Sept Chelmsford Chronicle - on Wednesday Mr Cheffin offered for sale the valuable dead and live farming stock, the property of Mr. Salisbury Baxendale, upon the premises, at the Parsonage Farm, Henham. The live stock included 15 cart horses, three pedigree shorthorn bulls, 16 shorthorn cows and heifers, 19 home-bred steers, 206 sheep, and 28 head of swine. Excellent prices were realised.
1892 Oct 1st. The Newsman
HENHAM. Sale. On Wednesday Mr. H. J. Cheffins offered for sale, in consequence of the farm being let, the valuable live and dead farming stock, the property of Mr. Salisbury Baxendale, upon the premises, at the Parsonage Farm, Henham. The livestock included 15 cart horses, three pedigree shorthorn bulls, 16 shorthorn cows and heifers, 19 home-bred steers, 206 sheep, and 28 head of swine. Excellent prices were realised.
1892 Oct 29. The Newsman
HENHAM - A Guild has just been formed here. It will meet every Monday night in the Congregational Schoolroom. The opening meeting was held on Tuesday evening with a public tea, at which about 70 persons were present. Mr. Hurford Green, of Stansted, afterwards gave a conjuring entertainment. The chair was taken by the Rev. J. Plowright, who said the guild would be unisectarian and non - political. All persons over 12 years of age would be heartily welcomed. Mr. Salisbury Baxendale, jun. (vice president), said the guild had his warmest sympathy, and he would do all in his power to make it successful. In connection with the guild there will be a reading room, the deacons have kindly offered the room gratis for this purpose. The CONGREGATIONAL SCHOOLROOM has recently been undergoing much-needed repairs and alterations. A new floor has been put in, and a platform has been erected, the cost being about £40. The carpenter's work has been efficiently done by Mr. W. Turner, and the painting and decoration by Mr. Ratcliffe, of Stansted.
1892 Dec 3rd. Essex Newsman
TWO CHARLES WILLETTS. Charles Willett, 33, labourer, was charged with being drunk and disorderly on Nov. 12th. PC Whiting said he saw the defendant staggering about, swearing and shouting. He was drunk. He continued his conduct on the highway. The defendant said the witness did not speak to him but to another man. Supt. Simmonds said there were three previous convictions against the defendant but Willett denied this. He said there were two Charles Willetts in Henham. The other was his cousin, who had been convicted twice, and he himself only once before. He was now fined 2s. 6d. and 9s. 6d. costs. HIGHWAY OFFENCE- Frederick Barker, a crippled labourer, for allowing a horse and cart to remain unattended on the highway, at Henham, on Nov. 20th. was fined 6d. and costs 5s. 6d.
1892 Dec 3rd. Essex Newsman
HENHAM. AGRICULTURAL DEPRESSION. On Monday evening a debate was held in the Congregational Schoolroom on the subject of 'Agricultural Depression, its causes and suggested remedies'. Mr. G.W. Perry opened the subject in an able address, and Mr. Plowright, Mr. Gardiner, and Mr. Wright took part in the discussion. Various questions were answered by Mr. Perry.
1893 13th Jan Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Petty Session Jan. 10th. Henham. George Turner, carpenter, for allowing two horses and a donkey to stray on the highway, was fined 6d. and costs 5s. 6d.
1893 Feb 11th. Essex Newsman.
HENHAM. A LECTURE was given in the Congregational Schoolroom on Monday, in connection with the Guild, by Mr. Hatch, of Stansted, on "The French Revolution". Mr. Hatch, with the aid of limelight views, gave a graphic description of the great epoch.
"limelight" - a lighting unit for spotlighting the front of the stage, producing illumination by means of a flame of mixed gases directed at a cylinder of lime and having a special lens for concentrating the light in a strong beam - RG
1893 Feb 18th. Essex Newsman - (this must have been a hard winter - RG)
CHICKNEY: Taking it out: Thomas Markwell,52, a labourer, pleaded guilty to trespassing in search of game on land in the occupation of James Horwood, on Feb. 4th., and was fines 5s. and 10s. 6d. costs, in default 14 days' hard labour. The Defendant: "Very well, I will take it out"
HENHAM: Game Trespass: Walter Monk, 27, John Dixon, 22, and Frederick Gunn, 19, labourers, of Broxted, were charged with trespassing in search of game, on land in the occupation of W. Newport, at Henham, on Jan 28th. - Monk and Dixon, against whom many convictions were recorded, were each fined £2 and 7s. costs, with a month's hard labour in default, and Gunn 10s. and 7s. costs.
ELSENHAM: James Monk, Charles Monk, and John Dixon, labourers, of Broxted, were charged with stealing a dead pheasant on land in the occupation of Tiba Balaam, at Elsenham, on Jan 28th. - Dixon was discharged, and the other two defendants were sent to hard labour for seven days.
1893 March 11th. Yorkshire Chronicle
General Servant - Wanted a thoroughly good GENERAL SERVANT for family of two. State wages, age, and reference - Mrs. D., The Parsonage, Henham, Bishop Stortford.
1893 March 25th. Essex County Standard
HENHAM. Presentation To A Schoolmistress - Miss Kate Warden, who has recently left Pulham St. Mary to take the position of assistant mistress at the Board School, Henham, Essex, has been presented with a beautiful polished writing desk by the members of the Pulham Market Band of Hope, by whom she was held in high esteem. A few of the scholars of the Pulham St. Mary Day School, where Miss Warden had been teacher for some years, presented her with a work basket and also a Bible.
1893 April 22nd. Essex Newsman
HENHAM. Sad Death. On Friday evening Mr. C. Wright died at Walden hospital after a very short illness from typhoid fever. The deceased was 25 years of age, and had only been married a few months. The bereaved wife is lying in a critical condition.
1893 19th May Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court May 16th. Henham. Isaac Godfrey, 19, labourer, was charged with stealing a fowl, value 2s 9d., the property of William Bush on May 6th. PS Kemp found the fowl in the possession of the accused - Godfrey, who said he bought the fowl of a strange man for 8d., was sentenced to one month's imprisonment.
1893 June 10th. Essex Newsman
The Annual Religious Demonstration, under the superintendence of MR. F.E.A. Rochdale, was held on Pledgdon-green on Sunday. Various addresses were delivered. On Monday a public tea meeting was held on the green, and this was followed by a public meeting. The meetings were attended by upwards of 1,000 people.
1893 July 29. The Newsman
To Butchers - Youth, 17 years of age, seeks situation as Butcher's Lad, willing to make himself generally useful, and understand horses and can drive, Apply to T. R.W. Crow St., Henham, Essex.
1893 Aug 26th. Essex Newsman
Saffron Walden Court Aug. 22nd. Henham. Henry Rudder, 35, labourer, of Ugley, for being drunk and disorderly, at Henham, was fined 5s. and 10s. 0d. costs. Ernest Camp, 20, and Charles Camp, labourers, of Debden, were convicted of similar offences, at Henham, on the 5th inst., and were fined, Charles 15s. and Ernest 9s. 6d.
1893 8th Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle - Pledgedon Hall Farm, Henham, Essex. G.E. Sworder & Sons will sell by auction, on the premises, on Monday, Sept 18th. 1893 at eleven o'clock precisely, by direction of the executors of the late Mr. Thomas Newport, the whole of the valuable live and dead stock, comprising 15 cart horses, colts and foals, nag horse, 32 head of shorthorns, 289 ewes and lambs, 68 pigs, and the implements necessary for the cultivation of 400 acres: also surplus furniture
1893 Sep 23rd. Essex Newsman
On Tuesday, at the Saffron Walden County Session, George Palmer, shepherd, of Henham, was charged with selling intoxicating liquor without a licence. Police Sergeant Percy deposed that he and Constable Low went to defendant's house in plain clothes on the night of Sept 6th., and asked the way to the nearest public house. Defendant told them that if they wanted anything to drink they could have it there. They had a quart of beer, and took a pint away in a bottle. Superintendant Simmons said he visited the defendant's house next day, and seized a barrel containing about three gallons of beer, and also several delivery tickets, which showed that between January and August of the present year 387 gallons had been received, and three bottles of brandy. Defence claimed the action of the police was unfair and un-English in going to the house in plain clothes and trapping the man. Defendant was fined £5 and 11s. 6d. costs.
1893 Oct 7th. Essex Newsman
Mr. C.V. Thorneycroft (prosecuting) said he was engaged on behalf of the police in a case in which William Brooks, 32, beerhouse-keeper, was charged with selling intoxicating liquour to Samuel Clarke, who drank the same on the highway on the 3rd ult. As only one magistrate was present the case was adjourned.
1893 Oct 10th. Observer
The Michaelmas sales of farm stock are in full swing over the country, but the results are by no means good, pigs being the only animals that really sell well. This was the case at the large two days’ sale of live and dead stock on the Lodge Farm, Henham, in Essex, on which Mr. Salisbury Baxendale has kept his well-known studs of shire horses and long white Yorkshire pigs and his herd of shorthorn cattle. Having let the farm, the whole of the stock live and dead was unreservedly sold on Friday and Saturday. The shire horses numbered 25 in all, 14 mares and fillies, one stallion, three foals, and seven geldings. These made a total of 749 ½ guineas. Eleven mares made a total of 428 guineas, or an average of very nearly 39 guineas each, the highest price given being 85 guineas, paid for Sally, a nice chestnut, daughter of Lord Lyon, that has this year won four first prizes. The stallion, Lord Lyon, made 30 guineas. In all 47 milking shorthorns (mostly unpedigreed) made 479 ½ guineas; two bulls and four bull calves, 70 1/2 guineas; and six other calves, £13. The pigs only sold well, several of these being bought for Italy. Sows with their litters sold at from £7 10s to £11 10s, and gelts up to £6 10s. But with the exception of these prices for pigs, the existing severe depression in agriculture was most evident in the low prices realised.
1893 Oct 21st. Essex Newsman
Henham. Coal Strike. On Monday an interesting lecture on the coal strike was given by the Rev. J. Plowright, who is a native of Yorkshire. His sympathies were entirely on the side of the miners.
1893 Dec 2nd. Essex Newsman
HEARTLESS CRUELTY TO CHILDREN AT BERDEN. An Awful Case. At the Saffron Walden County Session. Margaret Ricketts, a single woman, and George Baker, a labourer, who lived together at Berden, were charged with having the custody of four children aged 2, 5, 10, and 14 and neglecting and exposing them, to the injury of their health. Inspector Hayes stated that he visited the defendants' house on the 13th Nov., at Berden. He saw the woman and the four children. She called the male defendant down from upstairs, and witness then went upstairs. The stench was abominable. There was not a vestige of furniture in the whole house, and sacks were used for beds. There was not even a stool to sit upon. The children were ragged and filthy, and their hair was matted together; they had not a shoe to their feet. Arthur Seabrook, farmer, said he found the family in a deplorable state, and a very bad smell arose from the filthiness. P.C. Mules deposed that he had known the woman for five years, and knew her to be of the worst description. He took her and the children to the Workhouse on the 8th May. On the 24th they all came out again. He found them under a hedge. The children were then in a wretched condition, filthy, and covered with excrement, and also full of skin disease. He conveyed them to the Workhouse again on the 29 May, but they had since left it. Witness visited the cottage on the 6th of this month, and found the children in a filthy state. They were so black that you could not see the colour of their skin. There were only three hard crusts, a screw of tea, and about half an ounce of margarine in the house. The man had been living on the beggings of the children. Witness had seen the man and woman dragging the children to Stansted and Stortford. Sunday, the 12th., was the last time he saw them together. He had heard the woman use awful threats towards the children, and say she would jam their insides up into their throats. Sergeant Kemp proved ejecting the family from a house in Henham, twelve months ago, which was in a filthy condition. Mrs. Hammond said she had known the family seven weeks. She knew the house was very dirty and had seen the children begging. She never heard such fearful language as the woman used towards her children. The bench committed both defendants to prison for two months, with hard labour. The children were ordered to be removed to the Workhouse, pending the decision of the Society (National Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Children) as to their future keep.
1894 Jan 27th. Essex Newsman
Saffron Walden County Court. Jan 23rd. The licence of a beerhouse at Pledgden Green was temporarily transferred from William Brooks to Henry Francis.
1894 Feb 3rd. Essex Newsman
HENHAM. Mr and Mrs Sharpe, of Elsenham, have presented to Henham Church a pair of brass candlesticks for the altar.
1894 9th Feb. Chelmsford Chronicle - Without Reserve. Valuable cottage property, Henham. Franklin & Son will sell by auction, at the Chequers Hotel, Bishop Stortford, on Thursday, 22nd Feb,. 1894, at 3 for 4 o'clock in the afternoon, by order of the trustees under the will of the late Mr. Everitt, in two lots. A thatched cottage in two tenements, with gardens and outbuildings, situate in the village of Henham, let to Snow and Camp at rents amounting to £8 10s per annum; and a thatched cottage and garden in Rotten Row, Henham, let to William Chapman at £4 10s per annum.
1894 Feb 10th. The Newsman
HENHAM - Alfred Dennison, 22, a labourer, charged with riding without reins on the highway, was fined 1s. and 6s. 6d. costs.
1894 9th Mar Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court March 6th. Walter Snow, 22, Charles Willett, 24, John Freeman, 20, labourers and Ernest Camp, labourer, of Debden, were charged with obstructing a public footpath at Henham on Sunday, 11th. Feb., and turning 30 persons off the path. PC Whiting said he had previously cautioned the defendants. The men were dismissed on paying the costs, 2s. each
1894 March 10th. Essex Newsman
Bishop's Stortford Petty Session, Thursday. Ann Wisbey, of Henham, was fined 2s. for using bad language on Feb 18th.
1894 March 24th. Essex Newsman
Henham - The Old Game. Frederick Neville, 23, William Barker, 21, Charles Willett, 21, Walter Neville, 26, labourers, of Henham and Arthur Camp, 23. labourer, of Chickney, were charged with trespassing in search of game, on land in the occupation of Mr. Salisbury Baxendale, at Henham. William George King stated that he saw the defendants in a field after rabbits. Witness went to the burrows and found two nets over them. Willett was fined 5s. and 6s. 6d. costs; the other defendants were fined 2s. 6d. and costs 6s. 6d. each.
1894 March 31st. Essex Newsman
HENHAM - The Annual Entertainment was given in the Congregational Schoolroom on Good Friday evening. A large audience was present. The contributors were the Misses Popplestone, Staines, K. Gardiner, E. Gardiner, and M. Roy, Mrs. Parsons, Messrs. F.Ward, C. Parsons, A. Sanders, Lovell, Hatch, F. Coombes, and F. Gardiner. The amount taken at the doors was £2. 18s. which will be devoted to the new organ fund.
1894 13th April Chelmsford Chronicle - Cowardly Assault. At Cambridge, on Wednesday, Henry Brand, 32, a labourer, of Henham, was sent to prison for a month for being disorderly and brutally assaulting Herbert James Pawley, at Cambridge Workhouse.
1894 April 14th. Essex Newsman - The Parish Church - a couple of carved oak chancel chairs have just been presented to the parish church
1894 May 5th. The Newsman - Poor Rate signed as follows - Henham, 1s. 6d. in the £
1894 May 19 The Newsman
Saffron Walden County Court May 15th. Henham. The Hat Trick. Arthur Camp, labourer, of Chickney, was charged with taking 14 partridges' eggs from a nest on land in the occupation of Mr. Joyce, at Henham, on May 3rd. Defendant did not appear. Jonathan Smith, gamekeeper, stated that he watched defendant, with two others, searching a hedge, where there was a nest. Witness afterwards found 14 eggs in defendant's hat. Defendant fined 14s. and 12s. 6d. costs.
1894 June 16th. Essex Newsman
Saffron Walden County Court June 12th. Henham - George Clarke, 45, carter, of Thaxted, was fined 5s. and costs 5s. 6d. for allowing a horse to stray on the highway, at Henham, on the 1st of June.
1894 27th July Cambridge Independent Press - Saffron Walden County Court. Walter Balham and Jansey Hayden, labourers, of Henham, were charged with playing football on the highway at Henham, on July.. The case was dismissed on paying half the costs, 2s. each
1894 Aug 25th. The Newsman
Saffron Walden County Court Aug 21st. Henham. John Freeman, 18, labourer, was fined 5s. and costs for being drunk and disorderly. P.C. Whiting said the defendant was swearing and shouting at the top of his voice for forty minutes.
1894 Sept 29. Essex Newsman
The Proposed Transference of Ten Essex Parishes Into Herts. Meeting at Stansted Today. Powerful Protests Against The Proposal. Decision of The Joint Committee. This afternoon a public inquiry was held at Stansted into the proposal to transfer the parishes of Berden, Birchanger, Elsenham, Farnham, Great and Little Hallingbury, Henham, Manuden, Stansted, and Ugley from the county of Essex into Herts. There was a large attendance. A strong feeling was expressed against the proposal, and subsequently, at a meeting of the Joint Committee for Essex and Herts it was unanimously resolved that the ten Essex parishes should remain in the county and be formed as a separate rural district, to be known as Stansted Rural District.
1894 Oct 27th. The Newsman
BAZAAR AT HENHAM. A bazaar was held in the Congregational Schoolroom on the 17th and 18th inst. A large quantity of goods had been gathered together. The bazaar was formally opened on the first day by Mr. W. F. Haynes. Letters were read from Mr. H. W. Gilbey, inclosing £1; Mr. F. West, J.P., Braintree, inclosing £1. 1s., Mr. James Bailey, inclosing £1. 1s.; and Lady Winifred Gardiner £3. 3s. The fancy and clothing stalls were presided over by Mrs. Plowright, Miss Perry, and Miss Martin, Mrs. Spurgeon, Mrs. Gardiner and Miss E. Gardiner, Miss Daisy Perry and Mrs. Snow, Miss K. Gardiner, Miss K. Holgate, and Miss Hornsby; a refreshment stall by Mrs. Rochdale, Mrs. Hawkes, Mrs. W. Dixon, and Mrs. White; a jumble stall by Miss Warden and Miss E. Wright; a grocery stall by Clifford Gardiner and George Perry; a bookstall by T. Perry and H. Plowright; a fish pond by Miss K. Wright; a bran pie by Miss A. Wright; and a weighing machine by Percy Hockley. Messrs. T. Wright and W. Smith acted as doorkeepers. A washing competition took place for a set of carvers and a box of soap given by Messrs. Lever Brothers. The former was won by Miss A. White and the latter by Mrs. Blake. In the evening conjuring entertainments were given by Mr. Harford Green, of Stansted, and songs and music were given at intervals by Mr. Wright and Mr. Matthews. The bazaar was visited by Lady Gilbey. Sir Walter Gilbey sent 100 lbs of jam from his jam factory. A large quantity of pastry, cakes, bread, etc was sent by Mrs. W. W. Wright (Stansted). Great credit is due to Mr. Gardiner for the energetic part he took in the preparations. A clearing sale was held on Friday evening, a large number attending. The amount realised was £58, which will be devoted to the fund for a new organ for the chapel.
1894 Dec 22nd. The Newsman
Saffron Walden County Court Dec.19. Henham. William Turner, 32, builder, of Henham, for allowing an ass to stray on the highway, was fined 1s. and 6s. 6d. costs
1895 11th Jan. Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court Jan 8th. Stansted. Thomas Mumford, 15, a labourer, of Henham, for driving without reins, was ordered to pay 6s 6d costs
1895 Jan 12th. Essex Newsman
Saffron Walden County. Jan 8th. A serious charge against a young man. Ernest Negus, 17, baker, Quendon, was charged with assaulting Edith Coy, aged 18, at Henham. The complainant said she lived with her parents at Henham, and defendant was in the habit of calling there with bread. He went to the house on Dec. 21st., and, as she was going to the Post Office, she rode in his cart. He would not let her get down at the Post Office, but drove on half a mile. He then attempted to assault her. She screamed, when defendant offered her some chocolate creams, which she refused to accept. The Chairman said the offence was a serious one, and had been clearly proved. The bench, however, desired to be lenient, and would impose a fine of £2 and £1 8s. 6d. costs Half the money was paid, 13 days being allowed for the payment of the remainder. Stansted - Thomas Mumford, 15, a labourer, of Henham, for driving without reins, was ordered to pay 6s. 6d. costs.
1895 25th Jan. Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court Jan. 22nd. Henham. George Snow, 37, platelayer, of Stratford, was summoned to contribute to the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Eliza Snow, widow, Henham. Complainant stated that when on a visit to her house on the 17th Sept, defendant nursed the child of which he is the father, and on the same day promised to marry her. He was now working at Tottenham, on night duty, earning from £2 to £2 10s a week. He earned 30s a week when on day duty. Corroborative evidence was called. An Order was made for 3s a week until the child is 16 years of age.
1895 Feb 9. Essex Newsman
Henham. An entertainment took place in the Chapel Schoolroom on Wednesday evening, in aid of the Chapel Funds. The recently formed string band made their first appearance.
1895 March 30th. The Newsman - PLACES WANTED. Carpenter, Situation Wanted by young man. Albert Smith, Henham, Essex.
1895 14th June Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court June 11th. Alfred Dennison, a labourer, was charged with leaving his work, without giving proper notice, on the 24th May. Mr. W.E. Duckworth stated that the defendant had been in his employment for 2 years and 8 months as a weekly servant. He paid him 9s. a week. Defendant asked him for a rise on the 24th May, and he told him he should not give him any more. Defendant did not go to work again. The bench ordered payment of 9s damages and 4s costs.
1895 July 26th. Northampton Mercury
An Election Outrage. The Central News correspondent at Saffron Walden telegraphs: During the polling at Saffron Walden this morning, several men attacked the house of the Rev. Mr. Plowright, the Dissenting minister at Henham. Mr. Plowright was beaten by the men, and left unconscious on the ground. Sir Walter Gilbey has telegraphed offering a reward for the capture of the offenders.
1895 July 27th. The Newsman
Saffron Walden County Court July 23rd. Henham - the temporary transfer of the Cock Inn from William Elliott to William Newman was granted.
1895 Nov 16th. The Newsman
TO LET, at Birchanger, Nos. 2 and 4 PARK VILLAS, containing six rooms each, garden, and outbuildings. Rent £12. T. Wright, Henham, Essex.
1895 Nov 30th. The Newsman
HENHAM. Sudden Death. - At 12.30 am on Saturday Mr. Charles John Housden, 52, schoolmaster, a widower with seven children, died suddenly from spasms of the heart.
TRANSFERS - Licence - beerhouse, Pledgdon Green, from Henry Francis to Alfred Andrewes
Debden - Arthur Camp, 24, Chickney, William Brooks, 22, and John Salmon, 18, Henham, labourers, were charged with taking game on the land of Mr. Holland, at Debden. PC Whiting proved the case. Camp was fined £1 and 6s 6d. costs, Brooks 15s. and 6s. 6d. costs, and Salmon 3s. 6d. and 6s. 6d. costs.
1896 Feb 22nd. Essex Newsman
Alleged Corn Stealing At Henham. As P.C. Whiting, of Elsenham, was proceeding along the Henham-road on Wednesday afternoon he met and stopped a dealer named Frederick Barker, aged 36, who was driving. He asked Barker to account for the possession of some barley which he had in his cart, and as his story was not satisfactory, the constable invited him to go to Mr. Charles Marshall's farm, which he did. George Palmer, 48, a labourer, of Henham, is now charged with stealing a quantity of barley and oats, value 4s. 6d, the property of Mr. Marshall. Barker is charged with receiving the same. The defendants were brought up at a special sitting of the Saffron Walden bench yesterday afternoon and remanded.
1896 28th Feb. Chelmsford Chronicle -
Current Topics. HENHAM. 'The fine specimen of the old village pound at Henham is being pulled down. This is a pity, as by the expenditure of a few pounds it might have been roofed in and made into a capital reading or clubroom.'
District News. HENHAM. The field which has been hired of Mr. S. Baxendale for allotments has been measured and staked out, and will soon be occupied.
1896 Feb 29. Essex Newsman
The Henham Assault Case. Andrew Tugby, a dealer, was again brought up at the Saffron Walden County Bench on Tuesday, charged with unlawfully beating and assaulting Samuel Ducker, a roadman, at Stansted. Supt. Kemp stated that the complainant was still very weak and unable to attend. Dr. Haynes thought he would be able to come in a week. The prisoner was again remanded in custody for a week.
1896 6th March Chelmsford Chronicle - To Let. Six-room villa, with garden, one mile from Stansted and two from Stortford: £1 per month. T. Wright, Henham
1896 13th March Chelmsford Chronicle - Parish Meetings. Henham. Mr. S. Baxendale in the Chair. Elected: R. Wright, W.E. Duckworth, H. Gardiner, W.R. Newport, George Hornsby, George Bush, and T. Wright.
1896 17th April Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court April 14th. William Brooks, 23, labourer, charged with assaulting Arthur Snow, was fined 10s and 11s 6d costs or fourteen days' hard labour. Defendant: I will take the fourteen days. Defendant's mother: I will pay in a week. Defendant: I would rather you not, mother. Upon this the mother fell back in a swoon, and had to be conveyed from the courtroom.
1896 12th June Chelmsford Chronicle - The Henham Estate. A choice and compact freehold manorial estate (small part copyhold) for the most part free from Rectorial Rithe and Land Tax Redeemed, situate in a good residential and sporting and excellent agricultural district... The estate embraces a large part of the parish of Henham, one of the highest and most picturesque positions in the county, and small parts of the parishes of Debden, Chickney, and Ugley. It comprises in all an area of about 1,663 acres, divided into four exceedingly well-arranged farms, with capital houses and homesteads, besides an ample number of superior cottages and small holdings, the whole being let, with the exception of one farm of about 300 acres which is farmed by the vendor in connection with his other estate in Herts. A special feature of the property is the great excellence of the modern farm buildings on the Parsonage, the Lodge, and Little Henham Hall Farms....Also in separate Lots, the Manor of Henham Hall, and rectorial tithes apportioned at £137 10s 3d. per annum. The gross income from the estate, including an estimated rent of the farm in hand, is upwards of £2,000 per annum. It affords capital partridge shooting, and is a well-known hunting centre...
1896 June 27th. Essex Newsman
Shocking Accident At Henham. On Friday William Dixon, thatcher, was at work at the Dairy Farm, Gaunt's End, Henham, when the rope connecting the two ladders upon which he stood broke, and he fell onto the top of the bottom ladder, which pierced his trousers, and inflicted terrible injuries to the lower part of his body. Dr. Haynes, who was immediately sent for, sewed the wounds up, and Dixon is now going on favourably.
1896 4th July London Standard - The Estate Market. The Henham Estate, in Essex, between Saffron Walden and Bishop's Stortford, with an area of 1,663 acres, was withdrawn at £30,000.
1896 July 11th. Essex Newsman
Henham. Unfortunate Accident. On Monday evening as Bernard Clifford Plowright, son of the Rev. J. Plowright, was carrying a form from an open-air service which the boy's father had been conducting on the green, a boy ran behind him and pushed him down, the form falling across his arm and breaking it. The fractured limb was attended to by Dr. Haynes, of Stansted.
1896 Sept. 5th. The Newsman
Saffron Walden County Court Sept. 1st. Frederick Brooks, Charles Willett, and James Clayden, labourers, were charged with being drunk at the Star Inn, Henham. PC Whiting and Sgt. Rowe having given evidence, Mr Thorneycroft called William Dixon the landlord, James Flowers, and William Neville, who all agreed that the defendants were neither disorderly nor drunk. The case was dismissed, and upon the application of Supt. Pryke a charge against the landlord of allowing drunkenness was withdrawn.
1896 Sept. 19. Essex Newsman
Saffron Walden County Court Sept 15th. Charles Willett, labourer, was charged with cruelly beating an ass. PC Whiting said he saw the defendant beating the animal. On the donkey he found wheals on its back and side. When the witness spoke to the defendant about it, he became abusive. Corroborative evidence was called as to the wheals - Evidence was called for the defence to say that the donkey was not hit. The case was dismissed.
1896 13th Nov Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court Nov. 10th. Henham. Thomas Lindsell, a fish hawker, of Thaxted, for obstructing the highway with a wagon and two horses at Henham, was fined 5s. and 5s. costs.
1896 20th Nov. Chelmsford Chronicle - LIGHT RAILWAYS ACT 1896. Elsenham, Thaxted, and Bardfield Light Railway. Notice hereby given that application to be made to construct a light railway from the southern-most end of the eastern side of the up-platform at Elsenham station in a field, no. 50, terminating in the parish of Great Bardfield at a point at or near the western side of the high road from Great Bardfield to Finchingfield about 12 chains from the entrance to Pakes Farm. From Elsenham station it will pass in an easterly direction and will cross the road from Sandpits Farm to Henham just south of the windmill, and thence run in a north-easterly direction, passing south of Wood End Green, crossing the Henham and Chickney Road east of the entrance to Henham Lodge Farm, thence in a north-easterly direction crossing the road from Debden to Broxted, between Lovecott and Sibley Farm........The lands required to be taken for the said line are situate in the parishes of Henham, Chickney, Debden, Broxted, Thaxted, Little Bardfield, and Great Bardfield ..and commencing at Elsenham Station are in the respective occupations of Allen Joyce, William Robinson Newport, Robert Wright, Sir Walter Gilbey, Bart., Salisbury Baxendale, Charles Marshall, George Brand, Levi Dixon, Henham Parish Allotment Holders, John Edward Hollingshead, Albert Joyce, Benjamin Smith, William Fuller Maitland, ......
1897 19th March Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court Mar. 16th. William Pearce, 29, coachman, was charged with stealing five hens' eggs, value 4d., the property of Miss Canning. Case dismissed.
1897 30th April Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court April 27th. Henham. James Clayden was summoned in respect of the child of Emma Willett. Dismissed.
1897 20th Aug. Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court Aug 17th. Henham. Percy Willett, aged 9, a schoolboy, was charged with stealing a fowl, the property of James Blake, also with stealing 15 chickens, the property of Frank Maynard Farrington. The boy was ordered to receive six strokes from the birch rod.
1897 17th Sept Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court Sept 14th. Application sustained. Mr. B.L. Ackland applied on behalf of the owner for an indoor licence for an off beerhouse at Pledgdon Green, Henham, occupied by William James Foster. An influentially signed memorial asked for the licence. Mr C.V. Thorneycroft opposed on behalf of the Prince of Wales public house, Broxted, and also on behalf of Messrs Hawkes and Co., owners of two houses at Henham. Spt. Pryke said an indoor licence was the best, as on licences were a lot of trouble to the police. Application granted.
1897 29th Oct. Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Court Oct. 26th. Brawling in chapel. Ann Clarke, 50, and George Reed, 52, were charged with indecent behaviour in the Congregational chapel. Mr. B. Ackland, for the prosecution, asked for the withdrawal of the case, as the defendants had apologised. The bench granted the application.
1898 28th Jan Chelmsford Chronicle - Henham. A concert was given on Friday evening in aid of the funds of the Henham Cricket Club, when £4 12s. 6d. was realised
1898 25th Feb. Chelmsford Chronicle - District News. Henham. An excellent concert in aid of the poor of the parish was given in the Board schoolroom on Friday evening. The Henham String Band were well to the fore with the 'Mia Cara' waltz, and a selection from the Mikado. Miss K. Gardiner and Messrs. Fitch, Farrant, and Matthews also contributed instrumental quartettes, and Messrs. W. and W. Prior, of Stansted, gave a selection on the handbells. Miss K. Gardiner, Miss E. Gardiner, and Miss Legge contributed ballads, and songs of a humourous nature were given by Messrs J. Matthews (Henham), J.O. Sell, and R.H. Plummer (Bishop Stortford). The second part comprised a performance by the Stansted Minstrel Troupe. The soloists were Messrs. Wm. Prior, Walter Prior, H. Little, L. Norman, H. Patmore, H. Spalding, A. Bright, and F.S. Coombs. The efforts of the troupe were highly appreciated. The Vicar presided over a large attendance.
1898 25th Mar Chelmsford Chronicle - Stansted Sessions on Saturday. A Sunday Night's Row at Henham. Alfred Neville, 17, Charles Neville, 19, and Frank Bentley, 17, labourers of Henham, were charged with assaulting Richard Bush, gardener, at Henham, on Sunday 6th. March; Frederick Perry, 21, and Charles Perry,18, labourers, were summoned for threatening Bush at the same time and place; and Alfred Bentley, labourer, Henham, was charged with wilfully damaging Bush's hat to the extent of 4s. 6d. Complainant stated that the defendants were setting on to his brother John outside the Bell Inn just after church time and he went to take him away, when defendants set upon him, hitting him in the back of his head, while Fred Perry hit him over the eye, causing blood to flow. John Bush corroborated, and denied, in reply to Alfred Neville, that he tried to kick up a row the previous Sunday, and that he drank three pints of whisky. The bench dismissed the charge against Alfred Bentley. Frederick and Charles Perry were bound over in the sum of £5 each to be of good behaviour for six months, and were ordered to pay the costs, 5s. 3d. each. The other three defendants were ordered to pay 3s. 2d. costs each.
1898 22nd April Chelmsford Chronicle -
HENHAM. Political Smoking Concert. On Friday evening a smoking concert, arranged by Mr. Hurley for the Saffron Walden Conservative Association, was held in the Board schoolroom. The chair was taken by Mr. J.E. Hollinshead and songs etc were given by Messrs, H. Copley, W.J. Harms, E.W. Petch, and others. An address was delivered by the Unionist candidate, Mr. C.W. Gray.
Valuable Freehold Properties chiefly situate in the Village of Henham. G.E. Sworder & Sons beg to announce that they have been favoured with instructions from Salisbury Baxendale, Esq., to sell by auction, at the George Hotel, Bishops Stortford, on Thursday May 12th. 1898, at 4.30 precisely, in 22 Lots, the following valuable estates -
Dwelling-house, with lofty grocer's shop, let to Messrs. Holland & Barrett; pair of modern sem-detached residences, with gardens occupied by Mr. Farrington and another; messuage with convenient farm, homestead, and hoppet, and an inclosure of pasture land, let to Mr. P. Yarrow; nursery grounds let to Mr. G. Bush; pasture let to Mr. R. Wright; 19 messuages and cottages with gardens let to good tenants, the whole producing £185 per annum; blacksmiths and builders workshops with yard and pasture in hand; also 21 parcels of common field land let to Mr. C. Squires at £10 per annum.
1898 2nd Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle - Barley Field In Flames At Henham. On Tuesday afternoon a field of standing barley in close proximity to the railway line, and measuring about eight acres, the property of Mr. C. Marshall, of Little Henham Hall, suddenly became ignited. About five acres were burnt completely out.
1898 30th Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle - Stansted Court Sept 24th. William Erswell, 63, costermonger, of Chickney, was charged with unlawfully assaulting and beating George Bush, greengrocer, at Henham, on the 1st Sept. There was a cross summons, in which George Bush and Richard Bush were charged with assault at the same time and place. According to the statements made a good deal of violence had been used on both sides. The bench dismissed both cases, the defendants to pay their own costs.
1898 28th Oct. Chelmsford Chronicle - Stansted Court Oct 22nd. Henham. George Warner, labourer, for being drunk and disorderly on the highway, was fined 5s and 7s. 6d. costs
1898 23rd Dec. Chelmsford Chronicle - Stansted Court Dec. 17th. Henham. Peter Taylor, 25, labourer, Ugley, charged with being upon licensed premises at Henham during prohibited hours, on Sunday, Dec. 4th., was fined 2s. 6d. and 12s. 6d. costs
1899 17th June Essex Newsman - A horseman named Isaac Buttell, 67, employed by Mr. R. Buries, of Mill Hall Farm, New Sampford, was run over by his wagon and killed on Tuesday. He was coming home from Elsenham Station and called at Mr. Newport's, Pledgdon Hall, Henham, for two quarters of wheat. He backed the wagon into a barn in order to load, and having done this he held the mares' heads and walked backwards out of the barn. Just as he got outside he fell against a ... , and the horses knocked against him, and the wheels of the wagon passed over his legs. Mr. Newport went for the police, and on the way met Dr. Pittway, of Thaxted, who at once proceeded to the man. He found that no bones were broken but that the sufferer was in a state of collapse, and could not live long, owing to shock. A light van was procured to take the unfortunate man home, but he died on the way. The inquest found it to have been his own fault as he never ought to have gone into the barn. Accidental death.
1899 2nd Sept Essex Newsman - We regret to announce the death of Mr. Henry Gardiner, of Henham, which took place on Sunday, in the 60th year of his age. He was a native of Henham and spent much of the larger part of his life among his own people, where he won a position of influence and universal respect............ The poor always found him in him a generous helper...
1899 Oct 28th. Morning Post - Deaths. Canning - on the 25th inst., at Old Mead, Henham, Essex, Elizabeth Julia Canning, aged eighty.