The following article appeared in the London Times on August 27, 1821 regarding a fire Messrs Humphries Factory in Frome, Somerset. The story had first appeared in the Bath Herald
The description of Frome, Somerset, England which follow is taken from ‘Somersetshire Delineated’, published in 1822 by Christopher and John Greenwood, Surveyors, a Topographical Description of each Town, Parish, Chapelry, etc. in the county.
Published in 1896 by John Ashton in his book The Devil in Britain and America, this acount of The Case of Mary Hill of Beckington was originally recorded by May Hill, the Minister of Beckington in 1691.
A trade dispute between the weavers of Frome, Somerset and their employers in June 1823 resulted in the jailing of about 20 of the weavers following disturbances in the area. The following two reports are from “The Western People Flyer”.
The following is a notice of auction published on Monday, July 12, 1819 in the Salisbury & Winchester Journal. For sale are various propterties in Frome, Somerset following the death of one John Church Esq.
This article appeared regarding the dismissal of A.Frederick Cruse as the Parish Clerk of Frome Selwood in The Protestant Magazine, Volume IX, April 1847. Published on behalf of The Protestant Association.
On May 12, 1847 at Brandon, Vermont, United States a meeting was held to form an organization of the Gibbs family’s of America. The purpose of the organization was to investigate reports circulating in the United States relative to a large unclaimed property, which had’ been left in England for the Gibbs’s in the United States of America. The Association voted unanimously to appoint Columbus Smith, Esq., of Salisbury, Vermont, Agent, for the purpose of looking after the property in England, said to belong to the Gibbs’. Smith proceeded to England, made the desired search, and reported thereon to the President of the Association. The Association published 500 copies of his report for the use of the members of the Association. The following account of his search for William Gibbs of Frome is extracted from that report.
Alfred Whitaker was born on 27 Jul 1799, at Bratton, Wiltshire, England, the son of Philip Whitaker and Anne Andrews. The first recorded evidence that Alfred Whitaker was practising as a solicitor in Frome, Somerset is on May 6, 1823, Alfred Whitaker, Solicitor, Frome and his clerk J. Buller are witnesses to the will of James Clement, Clothier of Frome. Both of them were also witnesses to a codicil to the will dated March 22, 1825. The will was proved on May 11, 1825 by the executors at PCC London.