HERTS, BEDS, BUCKS, ESSEX, CAMBRIDGE AND MIDDLESEX ADVERTISER
Notes on the October 2, 1841 edition
While this paper claims a wide geographical coverage the information printed at the bottom of the last page shows that it was really confined to Herts and Beds. The only Middlesex agent was in Enfield Town (listed under Hertfordshire) and the only Essex agent was in Saffron Walden. There are no agents in Bucks or Cambridgeshire. The St. Albans agent would have been Richard Gibbs, who founded the Herts Advertiser when newspaper stamp duty was abolished in 1855.
Printer and Published by the proprietor, STEPHEN AUSTIN, Jun., of Fore Street, in the Parish of All Saints, in the Town of Hertford, at his Printing Office, situate in Fore Street aforesaid. - Saturday, October 2, 1841
The Births, Marriage and Deaths entries reflect the emphasis on Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
At Goldings, on the 26th ult, Lady Townsend Farquhar, of a son.
On the 29th ult., Mrs James Matthias Gibertson, Hertford, of a son.
On the 25th ult., at St Augustines church, London, by the Rev. Dr. Vivian, Mr John Archer Purkiss, of London, to Ann, second daughter of Mr T Ginn, of Hertford.
On the 30th ult. by the Rev. M.R. Southwell, at Abbots Langley, the Rev. Richard Gee, to Marianne, second daughter of the late Captain Milbourn Jackson, R.N.
On the 27th ult., in her 88th year, Mrs Caroline Simson, of the North Crescent, Hertford
On the 29th ult. at Hertingfordbury, in the 78th year of his age, Mr Thomas P. Lewis, many years an attorney at Hertford.
The Quelch/Gibbs marriage is of particular interest. Mary Ann was the youngest daughter of John Gibbs, the publisher of the Aylesbury News, and the brother of Richard Gibbs, agent for The Reformer in St Albans. John Gibbs had similar political views to those expresses in The Reformer and may have arranged for some of the entries in his paper to be duplicated here.
Hertfordshire news items and adverts will be added as Old News and cross-referenced here.
The Estate of the late James Izzard of Great Amwell
Lines on Visiting Throcking Wood (Poem)
The Herts Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews
Sales Particulars of Digswell Mansion
Household Furniture Sales at Ware
Hemel Hempstead Statute Fair
House/Shop to let at Hitchin
Railway Accident near Broxbourne