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Northampton Mercury 28 September 1816

Woodford Northamptonshire. To be let and entered upon at Michaelmas next. A capital mansion in complete repair delightfully situated ona b eminence in the pleasant and populous village of Woodford in the county of Northampton with the court yards, gardens, spacious and commodious farm yard, rick yards out buildings and appurtenances there to belonging late the residence of John Sanderson Collins Esq Together with a compact Farm of rich arable and pastureland conveniently and judiciously subdivided for the most advantageous mode of cultivation ad containing about 150 acres or thereabouts. Woodford is nearly central to the respectable market towns of Wellingborough, Kettering and Thrapston and to the borough of Higham Ferrers; is in a country abounding with game in the neighbourhood of several packs of foxhounds and on the banks of the navigable river Nen. The above estate is very appropriate situation for a gentleman fond of a country residence and field sports and desirous of employment for his leisure hours; particularly as by far the greatest part of the farm is ropoer for grazing land and might if required be leased for a term certain. Possession may be had at Michaelmas next, and the growing crops etc taken at a fair appraisement,. For further particulars a and to treat for the same apply to Mr Goodhall, solicitor Wellingborough or to Mr Wm Chambers Leete of Woodford who will show the premises.

6 March 1830 Northampton Mercury

Samuel Miller aged 39 years charged with stealing 18 bushels of wheat from the Rt Hon Charles Arbuthnot of Woodford fourteen years transportation

5 October 1839 Northampton Mercury

"To Millers Bakers and others, valuable freehold dwelling house and bakehouse and other outbuildings, livestock, implements of husbandry household furniture, brewing and dairy utensils etc., at Woodford near Thrapston Northamptonshire to be sold by auction by William Smith, upon the premises on Wednesday the 9th of October 1839 for the benefit of creditors , the property of the late Mr. John Bartlett consisting of a useful cart mare, in foal; tradesman's horse, two in calf cows, two sturks, two calves; light narrow wheel wagon six inch dung cart, baker's cart, with iron arms, capital Scotch cart, with raves complete, gig cart and harness, scotch and swing ploughs, gate and sheet harrows, wheel barrow, hog trough, ladders, hurdles and trays, cow and sheep cribs, saddle and bridle, dung forks, shovels, spades, hoes, ropes, skips and riddles, dressing machine, by Blackwell. The household furniture etc. consists of four post and tent bedsteads in chintz and other furniture; leather and wool beds, mattresses, blankets, quilts ad counterpanes, swing and pier looking glasses, wash stands, basins and jugs, bedside carpets, neat oak and other chests of drawers, night convenience, neat kitchen, parlor, and other chairs; oak bureau, 30 hour clock, square oak and deal dining tables, oak pillar and claw tea tables, dressing and other tables, linen china glass and earthenware, mahogany tea trays and waiters, brass and iron candlesticks, fenders and fire irons, large and small brass pots and kettles, forty gallon copper and grate, copper tea kettles, barrel churn and frame, and dairy requisites in general. salting lead iron furnace and grate, large and small sweet ale casks, mash vat, working vat and small and large tubs etc. etc. Also a cock of capital hay , about four tons, a quantity of barley and beans and a barn to thrash the same and a yard to consume the straw until lady day next; further particulars which will appear in catalogues to be had at the principal inns in the neighborhood; at the Dukes Arms Woodford, and of the auctioneer, Swan inn Thrapston. Also the same evening at the Dukes Arms Inn  Woodford subject to such conditions as will then be produced. All that substantial stone built swelling house in good repair with sitting room, parlor, pantry, cellar, dairy scullery, four good sleeping rooms, closets etc., with a substantial, newly built bake house with large flour room or granary over the same, barn, stables, piggeries, and other outbuildings, yard etc. situate in the centre of Woodford wherein and extensive business has been carried on for a number of years. For further particulars, apply to the auctioneer, Swann Inn Thrapston." .

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