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.