From the pages of the Lewes Journal, March, 1816:
l The Sheriff’s javelin-men assembled yesterday in the forenoon at Rottingdean and, after being regaled with boiled beef and strong beer,
proceeded on to Horsham.
l On Saturday a number of French fishing boats ran into Newhaven Harbour. Their crews went on shore and gave a sort of Stock Exchange bustle to the town.
l Sir John Shelley’s racing stud, we understand, is shortly to be removed from Newmarket to Maresfield.
l The Assize calendar is particularly heavy for this county. There are 39 prisoners for trial - 20 for diverse felonies, five for burglary, two for stealing notes from letters with which they were entrusted by post-masters, two for shop-lifting, three for horse stealing, and one for sheep stealing.
l The strong south-west wind on Friday, caused the tide in our river to rise to an unusual height in Lewes.
l Last Thursday a young woman, 21-years of age, named Mary Smith, was committed to the Lewes House of Correction by Mr Mabbot, charged with stealing a small quantity of thread lace, some ribbon and other articles, the propertyof Mr Newnham of Uckfield.