Extracts from Newspapers re Palterton pre 1889

Derby Mercury Friday, 19 May 1758, page 4 under section headed Advertisements.  also, Friday, 22 May 1758 and Friday, 2 June 1758 page 4.

To be LETT

and entered upon immediately, At Palterton, in the County of Derby ; about four Miles from Chefterfield, and four from Mansfield;  A New handsome Stone Built HOUSE, in part furnished if required, with a good Garden, Stables, etc. adjoining, suitable for a Gentleman.  For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Richard Wilkinson in Chesterfield aforesaid.
My note: Surely this has to be the house that later became Hall Farm

Derby Mercury Friday, 17 June 1774

To be SOLD      Together or Separately

A Freehold Messuage and farm situate at Palterton in the County of Derby, containing by Admeasurement 100 acres 1 rood 12 perches of arable meadow and pasture ground, all Tythe free and now in occupation of William Thornally, tenant at will, who will shew (sic) the premises.  Further particulars may be had by applying to Mr. Francis Beresford, Attorney at Law in Ashborne, Debyshire by whom all letters (post paid) will be duly answered.

My note: At present I do not know which farm this advetisement refers, but suspect it was the farm at the north end of the village which subsequently became known as the Elms Farm.  The Thornally family were both in Palterton and Riley / Rylah.
Later research records :
1841.  The Bathurst Estate Papers dated 27 May 1841 relating to 'Scarcliffe, Survey, Valuation and Rate states that William Farmery occupied a farm at Palterton.  It was 166 acres 1 rood and 34 perches.  This is NOT the same William Thornally mentioned in the advert.  I believe William Thornally mentioned in the advert may be one who was buried at Scarcliffe Parish Church on the 25 July 1804 aged 89 years of Riley, parish of Scarcliffe.

In 1841 census Ann Thornally, widow residing at The Elms Farm, that being the farm at the north end of the village i.e. nearest to Bolsover.

Derby Mercury, Friday 22 August 1777 also 29 August 1777.

23d August, 1777.  To be SOLD to the BEST BIDDER

On Friday the 12th Day of September next, at the House of Mrs. Bagshaw, the Swan, in Bolsover; the Sale to begin at Two o'clock in the Afternoon.  A FREEHOLD MESSUAGE or DWELLING HOUSE, with two Crofts, containing about an Acre ol Land, adjoining to the said House, now in the Possession of John Clarke, and situate at Palterton, in the County of Derby.  Fur further Particulars enquire of Mr. JONES, at Romely, or Mr. R.SLATER in Chefterfield.

Derby Mercury Friday, 6th. October 1780
Also a MESSUAGE and FARM, containing 1oo Acres, lying at Palterton, in the Parish of ScarclifF, in the County of Derby, about six Miles from Chesterfield and the same Distance from Mansfield ; now in the Possesslon of James Walker, who will shew the same. Further Particulars may be had of Mr. FRANCIS BERESFORD, Attorney-at-Law in Ashborne, Derbyshire, by whom all Letters (Post-paid) will be duly answered; and Mr. BERESFORD will attend at Bromley on the 14th and 15th Days of November next, to let the said Mills and Farm there.  Ashborne, 12th October, 1780.

Derby Mercury Friday, 20th. October 1780


We the Commissioners appointed to carry into Execution the said Inclosure, give Notice, that we intend to hold a Meeting at the House of Ann Bagshaw, the Swan Inn, in Bolsover, on Wednesday the 8th Day of November next, for the Purpose of submitting to the Perusal of all such Proprietors interested in the said Inclosure, as choose to attend such Meeting. — An Account of all Sums of Money already received and disbursed, and all Bills and Accounts with which we stand charged, and are at present unsettled on Account of such Inclosure; and all Persons having any Demand upon us for or on Account of the said Inclosure, and have not already delivered to us their Accounts, are desired to deliver an Account of their respeftive Demands at such Meeting, in order that we may ascertain the whole of the Expences attending such Inclosure, and levy an Assess- ment for finally settling the same as soon as possible.

Derby Mercury Thursday, 6th. October 1785

To be SOLD

A MESSUAGE and FARM at Palterton, in the Parifh of Scarcliffe, in the County of Derby, containing, about 115 Acres of LAND, all Tythe free, except as to Tythe Wool and Lamb.— —100 Acres of the above Estate for several Years preceding Lady-Day 1781, were let at ???. per Annum, clear of all Taxes and Deductions: Since that Time, 15 Acres of Land have been purchased, and the whole Farm occupied by the Owner.
Palterton lies about six Miles from Mansfield, and the same Distance from Chefterfield.  Edward Cotton, of Palterton, will shew (sic) the Premises; and for further Particulars, and to treat for the same, apply to Mr. JOHN TOMPSON, of Cuckney, near Mansfield; or to Mr. EDWARD LEIGH, Attorney at Law in Chesterfield, by whom all Letters (Post-paid) will be duly answered.
Note: The same notice appears in the Derby Mercury on the 13th. and 20th. October 1785.

Derby Mercury Thursday 8 January 1789


WHEREAS EARL BATHURST did within a month last past, receive a Letter dated from Palterton, containing much abuse of his Steward, Mr. JOHN THOMPSON, of Cuckney — And whereas the said Mr. Thompson, did on the 10th of December instant, receive an anonymous Letter by the Chesterfield Post, dated at Palterton aforefaid, (and which from the Writing and Contents thereof appears to have been written by the same Person) containing among several other threatning, dangerous, and incendiary Expressions, the following Sentences:
"Thompson, O thou eternal Black, take care of thy Selfe,"
"Distruction shall Light on thee, — I'll watch thy Life shall be endangered for 'tis no Sin to Poison such Rogues."
"I'll fier (fire) thy Buildings, burn thy Hay Stacks Corn Do. & thou shall no more thrive thou dam'd Rogue, &c :"
"Unless thou lets Sam Bell have some Land, thou shall not live long, thy ill got Welth shall never thrive, for I'll watch thee, as Cat watches Mice to do thee a Mischief, — a few of us agreed to dismiss the &c."
"3 of Us, as all taken a Oath to be true to each Other unless thou repeall som Things."
"I'll pretend to be thy Friend, but Poison thee in the End, thou shall take a Glass with me."

The said EARL BATHURST hereby offers a Reward of TEN GUINEAS to any Person or Persons who will give Information of, or discover the Person or Persons concerned in writing or sending the above mentioned Letter, for as he, she or they may be bro't to condign Punishment for the same.  And Mr. Thompson will himself add FIVE GUINEAS to the said Reward ; both Sums to be paid on Conviction, by me.          Dec. 20th, 1788.      JOHN THOMPSON.
My note: The spellings are as they appear in the newspaper.  Only the word "fier" (fire) has been corrected.

Derby Mercury Thursday, 15 September 1791 and Thursday 27 September 1792
A correct list in alphabetical order of the cetificates issued by the Clerk of the Peace for the County of Derby, with respect to the KILLING OF GAME From the First day of June 1791 to Eight day of September following.


Names Place of abode
Lowndes, Robert Palterton
Brailsford, Samuel Bolsover
ditto Rowthorne
Bramwell, Henry Sutton Hall
Hallowes, Brabazon Glapwell Hall
Hallowes, Thos. Glapwell Hall


Names Place of abode Manor
William Butcher Langwith? Scarcliffe
William Milward Sutton Sutton, Duckmanton,
Heathcote Rodes Cor Barlboro Scarcliffe
Samuel Brailsford Rowthorne Bolsover
Henry Bramwell Sutton Hall Sutton Hall

Please Note: These lists appear regularly / yearly in the Derby Mercury newspaper.

Derby Mercury.  Thursday, 13 December 1798
Whereas GEORGE FLINT, late of Palterton, in the county of Derby, laborer, and Ann his wile, have mutually agreed to live separate, and apart from each other.  Now I the said GEORGE FLINT, do hereby give notice, that I will not from henceforth pay or discharge any debts she may contract:  As witness my hand the 8th day of December, 1798,  GEORGE FLINT.  Witness, WILLIAM FLINT.

Derby Mercury.  Thursday, 14 June 1810
WHEREAS the following Men, Privates in the Scarsdale Regiment of Local Militia commanded by Lieut. Col. Jebb, not having joined their Regiment on the 14th of May last, the day appointed for assembling for Training and Exercise, (due Notice thereof having been given,) are thereby become Deserters.  This is therefore to give Notice, that whoever will apprehend any of them, and lodge them in any of his Majesty's Goals,(sic) or shall bring them to Head Quarters at Chesterfield, shall receive a Reward of TWENTY Shillings, allowed by Act of Parliament.  There follows a list of 6 names, including the last one on the list
William Unwin, labourer, 2O years of age, 5 feet 4 1/2 inches high, light hair, grey eyes, fair complexion; resided at Palterton.
By order of the Commandant, JOHN TAYLOR, Captain and Adjutant.  Chesterfield, 4th June, 1810.

Derby Mercury.  Wednesday, 02 September 1840


In our last paper we detailed particulars of a fire at New Ferry, Liverpool, in which a young gentlewoman, stated to be Miss Mary Ann Cooper, who had been a lodger for about two months, was burnt to death.  It is now proved that the sufferer was Mrs. Henry Cutts, of Carburton, whose extraordinary history is thus detailed in the Nottingham' Journal of Friday:-  "It is with feelings of the most painful nature, and of the deepest regret, that we again recur to the appalling death of this female. It is not intended to pander to the morbid taste which, unhappily, is too prevalent, and which is never satisfied until it is put into the possession of every circumstance connected with a tale of mystery: it is sufficient for us to say, the transactions connected with the brief, but event full life of this depraved woman, far exceed those of any fiction.  Young, handsome, and of captivating manners, apparently artless and ingenious, her accomplished heart appears to have been "deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked"  The cool and systematic manner in which she for months kept administering poison to an affectionate husband, the pleasure with which she witnessed his daily and nightly sufferings the gradual wasting of his athletic frame, and the total deprivations of the use of his limbs, appear too monstrous for belief.  Yet these are, unhappily, facts which do not admit of doubt.  Nor do her proceedings appear to have been confised to her unsuspecting husband; for it appeared upon the inquest, the poison was administered to the female servants, and also to the farmning labourers. We feel it right to make this preliminary statement, that such of our readers as may not be in possession of the facts of this extraordinary and melancholy case, as they appeared upon the inquest, held in October last, for the purpose of ascertaining the cause of the death of the mother of Mr. H. Cutts which took place a year prior to the inquest), may have some idea of the moral turpitude of Mrs. Henry Cutts, and in justice to the Cutts' family, because we know that ever since the inquest, persons have stated that they disbelieved that Mrs. E. Cutts had attempted to poison her husband. During the holding of the inquest, iuformation was brought that Mrs. H. Cutts (who had been under surveillance at her husband's residence) had escaped, and from that period up to the 4th of July last, Mr. H. Cutts onlv heard of her at intervals; however, having becone entitled, under the will of her father, to some copyhold property at Bolsover, it becane necessary that she and Mr. H. Cutts should be admitted to it; and the latter being desirous that she should have a competent provision made for her, authorised Mr. Payne, solicitor, of Nottingham, to make the necessary arrangements, and for such purpose that gentleman went to Chesterfield, and met Mrs. H. Cutts, and her attorney, Mr. Drabble, of Chesterfield, and on behalf of Mrs. H. Cutts, he offered to settle the whole of the property upon her, or to allow her £50. a year, if her trustees would indemnify him against any debts, &c. which she might contract; this they refused to do, and the lady insisted upon having £300. down.  After repeated fruitless interviews with Mr. and Mrs. H. Cutts (who were in separate apartments) their solicitors recommended they should meet, and endeavour to come to terms; they did meet in the presence of their solicitors and her trustees, and at length it was agreed that Mr. Cutts should advance her £100. which he did, and gave her the watch he had bought on their marriage, and wearing apparel (a great portion of which was very costly, and had been purchased by her out. of money which she had clandestinely obtained from him).  It is only an act of justice to Mr. H. Cutts to state, that Mrs. Cutts's uncle and trustee, Mr. Bagshaw, of Stoke Pasture, near Grantham, expressed himself highly satisfied with his conduct, which he characterised as "handsome and liberal."  This settlement took place on Saturday, and Mrs. Cutts remained at Chesterfield till the following Wednesday, when she took her departure for Worksop, by the side of her favourite swell coachmian, who is well known there and at Retford.  From this time up to the period of her death, her husband was in total ignorance whither she had gone, until on Saturday week he received intelligence of her appalling death.  Accompanied by one of his brothers, he immediately proceeded to Miss Sankey's, Post-office, New Ferry, near Liverpool.  It appears that she had during her residence at New Ferry, represented herself to be "the Hon. Mrs. Coutts," and at other times as "the Hon. Miss. M. A. Cowper, of Watnall Hall, Nottinghamshire ;" that she had lodged at two different places prior to residing at Miss Sankey's; and we have been informed by a respectable gentleman, she was in the habit of getting so intoxicated and excited, that the persons with whom she lodged previous to going to Miss Sankey's, were obliged to watch her, lest she should set the apartments on fire.  There is no doubt that this fatal propensity caused her death, When she lived with her husband she was guilty of this practice, and she was always anxious to have a candle burning in her room in the night.  It appears very probable, that on the fatal night, she had not undressed herself, for when her corpse was discovered, there was on one of her legs the remains or rather embers of a stocking, and a garter clearly perceptible. We undterstand Miss Sankey delivered to Mr. H. Cutts a mass of letters from gentlemen of all grades and stations, with whom Mrs. H. Cutts had been corresponding: some of them are of an extraordinary nature, highly inflated with affectionate assurances.  It appears she had to some represented herself as the victim of a treacherous guardian; to others that her husband had obtained possession of her property, and that she was in a destitute state: and by these and other artful schemes obtained from time to time various sums of money, one man of high rank remitting her 51. at a time.  In some letters she is addressed as " My dear Mary Ann," and all her letters breathe the fervency of youthful affection and love.  From delicacy names are suppressed, but the strain adopted by many of the writers is sufficiently indicative of the nature of the connexion, and one person must, unless he is dead to all feeling, bitterly reflect upon the course he has pursued towards this unhappy woman. Mrs. H. Cutts' maiden name was Mary Steele, and not Mary Ann, the latter name being one she had adopted; she was born at Palterton, near Bolsover, in the county of Derby, in January, 1819; her father was a farmer, and resided in the former village, and was highly respected. He gave his ill-fated daughter a liberal education; she was for some time at a seminary at Mansfield, kept by a very respectable and talented lady, and we believe finished her education in Nottingham, at a very popular seminary. She was married to Mr. H. Cutts in January, 1838, and died on the 14th instant. What a fearful lesson does the brief period of her existence afford; she was a confirmed novel reader, partial to the romantic and mysterious; and perhaps to this vitiated and dangerous taste may be ascribed all her errors. That her mind became diseased we think admits of no doubt, hence her love of adventure, her assuming the names of persons of high rank, her dislike to domestic ties. and her fondness for intrigue."

Derby Mercury.  Wednesday, 29 July 1846
At Palterton, in the parish of Scarcliff, on Monday, the 19th instant, an infant, the daughter of Elizabeth Glassby, was to all appearance dead, laid out, and the passing bell rung.  The child lay from, 7 o'clock in the morning to 8 o'clock at night, when a person on going upstairs found the child alive and crying.

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald dated 15 August 1868.

By Mr. S. Denham.

To be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. SAMUEL DENHAM, at the House of Mr. George Limb, the sign of "The Swan", situate in Bolsover, On FRIDAY, the 4th day of SEPTEMBER, 1868, At Three o'Ciock in the Afternoon, subject to such Conditions as will be then produced, (by order ot the Trustees of the Will of Mr. John Armstrong, Deceased), the following Valuable FREEHOLD and COPYHOLD ESTATES in the following or such other LOTS as shall be agreed upon at the time of Sale :-



TWO COTTAGES, GARDENS, and CROFT, situate in Palterton, in the said Parish of Scarcliffe. Nos. 5 and 6 on the Plan, containing together about One Acre and Thirty-one Perches, now in the several occupations of Robert Smith, John Elliott, and the Trustees of the late Mr. John Armstrong.

MESSUAGE or DWELLING HOUSE, OUTBUILDINGS, Splendid GARDEN, walled all round, STACK YARD and CROFT, with COTTAGE and GARDEN and CROFT called "DOBBS' CROFT", situate in Palterton aforesaid, containing together, 2a. 2r. Op., or thereabouts, Nos. 7, 8,9 on the Plan, and adjoining to Lot. 1, and now in the occupations of John Bullock and the said Trustees.

A CLOSE of exceedingly RICH GRASS LAND, situate in Palterton aforesaid, called the "UPPER YARD", containing abont 4a. Ir. 19p., with a good Water Mere therein, No. 10 on the Plan, and adjoining to the PubHc Highways leading from Bolsover to Mansfield, and now also in the possession of Mr. Armstrong's Trustees.


TWO CLOSES of Valuable GRASS LAND, situate in Palterton aforesaid, lying together near the Doe Lee Brook, called "THE COMMON CARR FIELDS", and containing together 9a. Ir. 4p., Nos. 1 and 2 on the Plan, now in the possession of Mr. Armstrong's Trustees, and adjoining the Highway leading from Palterton to Chesterfield.
N. B. 35 Perches in this Lot is a thriving Plantation.

A CLOSE of Good ARABLE LAND, situate at Palterton aforesaid, called "THE ASH TREE CLOSE", containing 5A. 2r. 17p., now in the possession of the said Trustees, No. 4 on the Plan, and also adjoining the Highway leading from Palterton to Chesterfield.

A CLOSE of ARABLE LAND, situate in Palterton aforesaid, and called "FLASH CLOSE", containing 3a. 1r. 3p., or thereabouts, now also in the possession of the said Trustees, No. 12 on the Plan, and adjoining the Highway leading from Bolsover to Mansfield.

THREE CLOSES of ARABLE LAND, situate in Palterton aforesaid, and called "THE NORTH FIELDS", containing together 16a. Ir. 32p., now also in the possession of the said Trustees, Nos. 13, 14, and 15 on the Plan, and bounded on the West by an Occupation Road.



A CLOSE of very Rich GRAZING LAND, situate in the Parish of Bolsover, called "THE CARR SMITHIES", containing 6a. 2r. 6p., now in the possession of the said Trustees, No. 11 on the Plan, and bounded on the East by a Lane called "Castle Lane".


FIVE CLOSES of ARABLE LAND, called "THE BOLSOVER MOOR CLOSES", situate in Bolsover aforesaid, and containing together about 14a. Or. 37p., now also in the possession of the said Trustees, Nos. 24, 25, 26, 27. and 28 on the Plan, and bounded on the East by the Turnpike Road leading from Clown to Mansfield.

LOT 10

TWO CLOSES of Fine Old GRASS LAND, situate in Bolsover aforesaid, called "THE CAUSEWAY CLOSES", containing together 7a. 2r. 28p., now also in the possession of the said Trustees, Nos. 20 and 21 on the Plan.

LOT 11

FOUR CLOSES of ARABLE LAND, also situate in Bolsover aforesaid, and called "THE MOOR ACRE", "THE TWO SAND HILLS", and "THE ROBINSON CLOSE" containing together 17a.3r.30p., likewise in the possession of the said Trustees, Nos. 16, 17,18. and 19 on the Plan, and bounded on the East by the Turnpike Road leading from Clown to Mansfield, and on the West by an Occupation Road.

LOT 12

A STRIP of ARABLE LAND, situate in a place in Bolsover aforesaid, called "THE LIMEKILN FIELD", containing 1r. 12p., now in the possession of Mr. Richard Armstrong, No. 23 on the Plan, and bounded on the West by an Occupation Road.  N.B.— This Lot contains a Valuable Bed of Limestone.

LOT 13

A PIECE or PARCEL of LAND, in the said place in Bolsover, called "THE LIMEKILN FlELD,"containing 2a. 2r. Op., or thereabouts, and bounded on the East and West by Occupation Roads, and now in the occupation of John Jeffrey.
N.B.—This Lot contains about 3r. 36p. of first-class Limestone still ungot, of great value, and for which there is an increasing demand.

The "CAUSEWAY CLOSE", No. 21 on the Plan, is subject to a Right-of-Road to the Lands of the late Mr. Willam Armstrong.
The First Seven Lots are FREEHOLD and the remaining Lots are COPYHOLD of the Manor of Bolsover — (fine, small, and certain).

Lots 1 and 2 are worthy the Notice of Building Societies, having Two Frontages and a Large Scope of Buildings already thereon.
The ESTATES are free from great Tythes, and the Land-Tax on the portions in Scarcliffe has been redeemed.
There are, it is believed. Valuable Beds of Minerals under the above Lands, and the projected Railway up the Doe Lee Valley renders it worthy of especial Notice.  The Land generally is useful — Barley, Turnip, and Sheep Land — and adjoins the Estates of Earl Bathurst, the Duke of Portland, and others.

Mr. Richard Armstrong of Bolsover, and Mr. William Godber of Palterton, (the Trustees), will show the Property ; and all further information, with Particulars and Plans annexed, may be obtained of Mr. Lister, of Greenhill near Sheffield ; or of the Auctioneer ; or at tbe Office of Mr. Drabble, Solicitor, Chesterfield.  5th August, 1868.
For more information about this sale, Please refer to Armstrongs Farm, elsewhere on this web site.

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald dated Saturday, February 26th. 1870.

To be Let, on the 25th. March next, an old Licenced Public House, situate at Palterton.  The present occupier has held it 21 years.  Free : rent low, valuation small, For further particulars apply to WILLIAM TURNER, Nags Head, Palterton near Bolsover.  Satisfactory reasons given for leaving.

Derbyshire Times dated Saturday, 3 April 1886.


Cornelias Loving, a navvy, of Bolsover, was brought up in custody, charged with an assault, before Mr. E. A. J. Maynard, yesterday (Friday).  It appears from the evidence that prisoner had a fight with a fellow workman on tbe 27th March, and so injured his opponent tbat he now lies in a dying state.  Prisoner was remanded until to-day (Saturday), when, if his opponent succumbs to his injuries, the more serious charge of manslaughter will be preferred against him.

Derbyshire Times dated Saturday, 10 April 1886.


At the Chesterfield County Police Court on Saturday, before C. Markham, E. W. Barnes, Esqrs., and Colonel Blois, Cornelius Loving, a navvy employed on the Doe Lea Railway between Bolsover and Glapwell, was brought up in custody charged with committing an assault on a fellow workman named John Juggings alias John Thompson at Palterton on the 27th March.  Prisoner had been already brought up before E. A. J. Maynard, Esq., and remanded to the present court.  Superintendent Carline informed the Bench that Juggins waa much injured about the face and was that morning unconscious.  It was not considered that he could get over it, and he was then too far gone to allow of his depositions being taken.  He asked for a further remand for a week.  Prisoner, in reply to the question why he should not be remanded, said that the other man struck him first and he only struck Juggins in self defence, and stated that Juggins had admitted that he was the one in fault over the oocurrence.
lnspector Wheeldon, who arrested prisoner, said that Juggins admitted in a publio house, where he and prisoner went, that they had had a "tussle," and that he had been to blame.  Juggins then left the house and prisoner followed him in about ten minutes, saying that he would "follow tho old b---- to the fields and give it him there."  He also understood that the men were parted whilst fighting in the fields, by two women.  The Bench granted a remand for a week.

Derbyshire Times dated Saturday, 17 April 1886.

Palterton — The Fight Between Navvies.

Cornelius Loving was again brought up charged with assaulting John Juggings, alias John Thompson at Palterton, on the 27th March.  Supt. Carline stated that Juggings was now on a fair way to recovery and it was not likely that he would give any evidence against his comrade, as he alleged he was the most to blame in the matter.
Prisoner was remanded at large.

Derbyshire Times dated Wednesday, 15 May 1886.

To be Sold.

Eggs.  - Mr. Turner is supplying Eggs from Pure Blue ANDALUSIAN FOWLS, extraordinary layers, at 3s. for 13 ; Riley, Palterton, Chesterfield.  1091

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