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History of Magdalen Laver >> Magdalen Laver Snippets
When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Some are quirky, some show that there is nothing new in this world, and some about the attitudes and morals of the time. [index to snippets] Here's one for Magdalen Laver about an arson.
Ispwich Journal February 16 1839
On Friday evening week, between 6 and 7 o'clock, a fire broke out at an off-hand farm, Magdalen Laver, in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Hart, of North Weald. The flames were first discovered issuing from the cartshed adjoining the barn, to which they quickly communicated, and in a short time totally destroyed it, with the contents, consisting of about 40 quarters of corn, a dressing machine and other implements.
The Epping engine was dispatched and was very servicable, remaning on the premises throughout the night. The stock was partly insured in the Essex Economic, but the buildings which were the property of a gentleman in London, were uninsured. A reward of £60 has been offered for the detection of the perpetrator of the malicious act.
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Magdalen Laver - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Magdalen Laver - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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