Sherborne Mercury (2)

Sherborne Mercury, Tuesday 31 December 1850, page 4

Lydlinch. – A cruel robbery was perpetrated in this parish on the night of Friday last.  A poor man, named John MOGG, who is lying on a bed of serious illness, having been sent home from the Dorset County Hospital as incurable, has for some time past kept a few fowls on his premises, and on the night above mentioned, some hardened thief entered the house and carried off the whole three in number.


Sherborne Mercury, Tuesday 13 February 1855, page 3

SUICIDE. – On Sunday morning, last week, James LESTER, of this town, attempted his life by cutting his throat with a razor.  He was discovered when engaged in the fatal act, and was immediately removed to the Dorset County Hospital, where every means were used suitable to his case, but the unfortunate man lingered till Wednesday, when death released him from his sufferings.  The deceased was an old man, and had been engaged as a brazier, &c., for half a century in one family; but for some time past he had shown symptoms of despondency.


Sherborne Mercury, Tuesday 21 March 1865, page 3

ELECTION OF HOUSE SURGEON TO THE DORSET COUNTY HOSPITAL.–On Thursday a special meeting of the governors of this institution was convened at the Board Room, for the purpose of electing a house surgeon.  The only candidate for the office was Mr. Alfred ENSOR, son of Mr. Alderman John Ensor of this town, who was duly elected.  Our young townsman brings with him the most flattering testimonials of ability for this important post, and in the resignation of Mr. EVANS, the former house surgeon, the governors made a good selection in securing the services of Mr. ENSOR.