Tag: Essex

Curious coincidence

There are living in the small village of Leyton, Essex, four persons of the name of John Swan, not at all related, and all with wooden legs, although not one has been in the army or navy. The London Standard,…

Singular superstition

At Dunmow on Tuesday, Charles and Peter Brewster, father and son, two labouring men, were charged with misbehaving themselves towards Susan Sharpe, wife of an army pensioner, living at High Easter, in a manner likely to lead to a breach…