St Marylebone parish notice: 1811
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This notice lists the main officials employed to run the parish of St Marylebone. As it was a wealthy area, constables were to be found all over the parish. Burglary, robbery and shoplifting were a constant threat. Beadles patrolled the streets and were often ordered to clear away beggars. John Collins, the parish scavenger, had been contracted to clean the streets and collect rubbish, a valuable commodity in early 19th-century London. Ashes were sold as fertilizer for 'dressing grass-land' and 'breeze' (crushed coke) for making bricks.
1811 AD - 1811 AD