Ipswich Journal, 

1767 – 23rd September

Saturday last an alarming fire broke out in a cartlodge at Stowupland belonging to Mr Charles Beard, Cooper, the wind being brisk the flames instantly communicated to a stable, hay barn & other outbuildings, wherein were deposited a large quantity of hoops & dry stuff, together with several tons of hay, all of which were in a short time reduced to ashes. The loss was estimated at £220 and upwards.”


Death of Mrs Beard age 77, reported 13th Feb, 1841, Ipswich Journal


Death of William Beard, Farmer age 82. Ipswich Journal, 23rd April 1842.

1787, April 21st. Ipswich Journal: “To be sold: The materials of a Malting, now standing on Thorney Green in Stowupland, consisting of the Kiln, bricks, Tiles, flooring Boards and other timber. Enquiries of Charles Beard of Stowupland or Tho. Collman of Needham Mkt.”

From Kellys 1844, Richard and Willaim Beard are farmers of Elm Farm.