Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Thursday News - Missing Persons

6th May 1808

John ROLLITT of Walcot near Sleaford in this county left his house on Monday the 11th April to go to Pinchbeck, where he arrived on Friday the 15th and then returned as far homeward as the sign of the Wheel Inn at Heckington Fen on Saturday the 16th April where he staid (sic) the night, and on the next morning left that place, seemingly to pursue his journey homewards, but has not since been heard of. Mr John ROLLITT is 45 years old and about 5 ft 4 ins high with black hair and a dark complexion, stoops in his walk, is rather corpulent and is rather hard of hearing. He had on a blue coat and a dark great-coat and also had buckles in his shoes and is supposed to have a great deal of money with him. Whoever can give any information of him to his WIFE at Walcot aforesaid, to Mr James ROLLITT of Navenby, or to Mr Valentine INGRAM of Surfleet, shall be handsomely rewarded.

13th May 1808
TWENTY GUINEAS REWARD. If any persons will give information to Mr TORKINGTON of Stamford or to Mr WHITE of Grantham, attorneys at law, of Richard STANHAM of North Witham in the county of Lincolnshire, farmer and grazier, who left his home on Friday the 1st of April instant, he will receive the above Reward together with all reasonable Expences (sic). The said Richard STANHAM is about 48 years of age, 5 ft 7 ins high, stout made, ruddy dark complexion, black hair cut short, turning rather grey, rather inclined to corpulency, broad round face and a pleasant cheerful countenance: he wore a dark singlebreasted coat with metal buttons, and yellow and striped toilinette waistcoat, with metal buttons, and dark velveteen breeches with metal buttons, all new: he had on also a pair of boots with turn-down tops, a new round hat and an old drab loose top-coat with two capes, which were stained on the right side. The Creditors of the said Richard STANHAM are particularly requested to meet at the White Lion Inn in Colsterworth on Monday the 16th of May next, at Eleven o´clock in the forenoon, to take the affairs of the said Richard STANHAM into further consideration. Colsterworth, 27th April 1808.

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