Suffolk, England

1761 Notice: To be sold. A farm at Emswell, in the occupation of John Southgate, the land very good, and joins to those of Emswell Hall, with a right of commonage upon and extensive common. For further particulars in choir of Mr. Sparrow Pryor of Huntston, or mr. Edmonds Bigg of Glamford. (Ipswich Journal, 21st November 1761)

1787 Certificates issued by Act of Parliament – listed Edward PRYOR of Haughley (Ipswich Journal, 15 Sept 1787)

1792 Notice – Suffolk. To be sold by auction by Thomas Dodson, on Tuesday, the 5th day of June 1792, at the Maple and Wetherden, between the hours of 1 and 4 in the afternoon, all the different premises, the late property of Mr. Robert Pryor, of Haughley, deceased. Lot one all those Freehold premises, situated in Wetherton Street, consisting of a good dwelling house, together with a malting office 18 come step, a Mill House, stable, barn, and other outbuildings, with a meat garden and Orchard, and 3 acres of arable land. The above premises are in good repair. There is an exceeding good Stone pit on the premises. Lot 2. Rich Meadows, containing 3 acres, more or less, adjoining Wetherton Street. Lot 3. Is a dwelling house, a good orchard  planted with choice fruit trees, half an acre of ozier ground, belonging to the same, now in the occupation of Joseph Gladwell, and situated in weathered and Street. Lot 4. Is a dwelling house, a wheelwrights shop, and two acres of exceeding rich pasture land, now in the occupation of William Grimwood. Lot 5. Is 11 acres of rich arable land, lying near Wetherton Street, late in  the occupation of mr. Robert Pryor deceased. The above premises are all Freehold except one half acre of land in lot IV and subject to no Lease, The Ipswich Journal May 19th 1792

1796 Notice – For the benefit of creditors. To be sold by auction by Jonathan Abbott, on Friday January 29th, at Mr. Robert Pryor’s, Shoemaker at Needham Market,  several pair of men’s, women’s, and children’s Shoes, knives, lasts, hammers, heels, and other general articles in the shoe making branch, 28 pairs of women’s and children’s patterns, about 60 yards of worsted stuff, small quantity of printed cotton’s, shawls, and handkerchiefs, cotton and worsted hose, scales, weights, counters and shop fixtures, with a variety of other articles in the drapery line, also too good feather beds, four post bed stead, with green cheny furniture, 4-post bedstead, with check Furniture, mahogany and wainscot dining, card, and pillar tables, neat chairs, small copper andirons, with a variety of other general furniture in good condition, exceeding good beer casks, Etc. Sale to begin precisely at 10 o’clock. Those persons who have any demands on the said Robert Pryor, are requested to deliver their  respective accounts immediately either to Mr. Thomas Woolard, at Wetherden, or the auctioneer, at Needham Market, and those persons who are indebted to the said Robert Pryor, are requested to pay the same either to Mr. Willard, or the auctioneer. (The Ipswich Journal, January 23rd 1796)

1809 Notice: A caution. Where as William Pryor, son of Thomas Pryor, of Ashfield Lee, in the county  of Suffolk, has frequently contracted debts, which have been paid by his father. Notice is hereby given, that any debts he has contracted, or make contract, will not be paid by me. Thomas Pryor. Asheville, May 13th 1809 ( The Bury and Norwich Post, May 17th 1809

1812 Notice: Debtors and creditors. Robert Pryor, of Wetherden, in the county of Suffolk, shopkeeper, having a signed over all his estate and effects to misters John head and Son, of Ipswich, and Mr. Robert Hawks, of Norwich, in trust for the mutual benefit of his creditors, all persons who stand indebted to the set of state are required to pay their respective debts immediately to either the said trustees, and all persons to whom the said Robert Pryor stance indebted, are requested to deliver also to them and account of the same. (the Ipswich Journal, 23 Oct 1812)

1815 Notice:  Enclosure of lands in Chevington by an Act of Parliament. Mentions allotments to be made to Thomas Kembell and Samuel PRYOR (The Bury and Norwich Post,  Jan 18, 1815)

1825 Notice: Haughley Green, n. Stowmarket. To be sold by auction, by George Biddle, on Friday September 23rd, 1825, at 11 o’clock, the valuable farming stock, implements in husbandry, Dairy utensils, and some household Furniture, Etc of Mr. Robert Pryor, leaving his farm, comprising three clever well-formed cart horses, three young and excellent Suffolk milk cows, sell and pigs, and substantial well-built road wagon, two good tumbrils, rolls, Heroes, house, ladders, Farming tools, cart and plow harness, Etc. Among the indoor effects two bedsteads with check furnitures, two good feather beds, kitchen and chamber chairs and tables, Brewing copper, Coal grade, Crane, and Etc, cooler, double milk tray, keelers, pails, tubs, and other effects expressed one catalogs now and circulation. All persons having any claim or demand upon the estate and effects of the said Mr Robert Pryor, are requested to send their accounts to the auctioneer on or before the 11th day of October next. The Bury and Norwich post 21st September 1825

1832 Letter to the Editor – To the editor of the Bury post.
Sir, my attention has been called to the following statement in a paper of last Wednesday. Mr. Anthony Pryor of the Two Brewers in in the town, having been much importuned by his landlord, Mr. John Trevathan to promise a vote for Lord Jermyn, has repeatedly refused, upon this, the threat was made that he should be turned out of his house. This measure proved ineffectual, for True to his conscientious opinion he firmly withstood the utmost effort of disappointed malice. Upon the statement all that I think is necessary a present to say is, that I have never directly asked Mr. Pryor for his vote in favor of Lord Jermyn, and that at no time and on no occasion did I ever employ toward him any threat whatsoever. I’m a probably give Mr. Pryor, and his friend the editor, and opportunity approving any court of justice weather what I now state is incorrect I am, sir your obedient servant, John Trevathan. (T
he Bury and Norwich Post, December 5th 1832. The Two Brewers appears to be a pub. Traditionally the owner of a pub is referred to as the “landlord”. Since a “pub” is the shortened term for “public house” it appears that Mr Pryor was under threat of losing his pub) 

1833 Court Case – In Nisi Prius Court: Mr. Squirrell vs Mr. Pryor. The defendant is identified as Thomas PRYOR, brother of Robert PRYOR.  Witness for the defendant, Mrs. Robert PRYOR was called, was said she had known defendant 20 years, he was about 53 years old recollected the death of his father about 4 years ago. Defendant had lived with her 15 years, he was in rather a low State of Mind when his father died, sometimes he would talk, and at other times not, he laid a bed a great deal, he was in no business, nor was he capable of transacting any, he never was, Squirrel called at her house after old Mr Pryor‘s death, he called for orders for liquor, her husband was not at home. Young squirrel often called, recollects he pressed the defendant to give him an order, defendant said he supposed he must, witness said, he must not. Squirrel said he would take her order as well as mister are priors, squirrel used to stop at Witnesses house, he did not at the time stop 40, but he never stopped when her husband was not at home, has known squirrel to stop some hours, from 3 or 4 in the afternoon till 12 at night, once or twice he was drinking and smoking with Witnesses husband, and perhaps some neighbors, Witnesses daughter was present when defended gave the first order. The defendant did not sleep alone at the time, a man slept with him who was hired, he was not suffered to sleep alone, as he used to get up in the night, he was always under the witnesses care. Or the young man who was hired. Defendant Sometimes laid a bed 3 or 4 days together. Squirrel once took him out in his gig, witnessed hold squirrel to be sure not to take any order, defendants Spirits were high that day than usual. This witness also underwent a long cross-examination. (The Ipswich Journal, 3 August 1833)

1841 Ad – Millinery and dressmaking. J. Pryor. Returns her sincere thanks to the ladies of Bury and its environs for the patronage she has received, and begs to inform them she has just returned from town with every novelty of fashion for the season, which are now ready for inspection. Two apprentices wanted. 23 Meat Market, Bury St. Edmund’s (The Bury and Norwich Post 11th May 1841)

1841 UK Census, Suffolk
St. James, Dist. 8, Jane PRYOR milliner 30, Robert PRYOR 80 Ind., Mary Pryor 70 Ind. Sarah Avery 15, Y.S., Jane Wakeling 20 Ind. All persons born in Suffolk., except Jane.

1846 Court Case Rutter vs Marriott. This was a motion to discharge, for irregularity, and order to pay money into court. The defendant, John Marriott, is one of the executive orders and trustees for sale of the Estates of Thomas Pryor, of Haughley, in Suffolk, the testator in the cause, and at the sale, on the 9th of August last, 1845, he purchased a lot 3 for 250 pounds. On the 10th of December following, notice was served upon him to obtain a confirmation of the sale, to which he paid no attention and a like application in March, 1846, was also unattended too. The Morning Post, London, 19th December 1846

1851 UK Census, Suffolk
St. James (parish), Bury St. Edmunds (borough), 88 Butter Market, Jane PRYOR unmarried 44 milliner b. Wetherton, Suffolk. Robert PRYOR father widow 88 formerly bootmaker b. Dullenham, Essex. Jane Crespin assistant unmarried 23 milliner b. Ipswich, Suffolk. Ellen Smith apprentice unmarried 20 milliner b. Alpheton, Suffolk. Mary Winkfield apprentice unmarried 17 milliner b. Occold, Suffolk. Charlotte Hedger apprentice unmarried 18 milliner b. Drinkstead?, Suffolk. Thomas Woolsey servent unmarried 19 house servant b. Woolpit, Suffolk. Edward England lodger unmarrried 28 traveler in the wine trade b. Hendingham, Norfolk.