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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 14/01/2017
Ipswich Turky-cock Alehousehistorical era: ancient
Ipswich 1st Jan. Last Thursday night one Thomas Elliott, a Chair-maker of this Town, hanged himself with his Hankerchief on the Pails belong(ing) to the Turky-cock Alehouse; it was observed that the Pails on which he hanged himself was not above five foot high, so that he was almost on his Knees. Yesterday the Coronor's Inquest sat on the Body, and brought him in Lunatick. His own daughter in August 1724 hanged herself in the same Posture on a Screw in the Wainscot at Leicester Martin's Esq; to whom she was a Servant.Ipswich Journal, January 1st 1726***
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, March 3rd 1733***, to the Turkey-Cock in St Nicholas's Parish, Ipswich (Further references to a Match of Cocks occur in June and December and again in August 1734 and all refer to the landlord as Mr Johnson).
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)