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Cornwall Gaol Records - Exeter Assizes (1882-1888)

Calendar of prisoners and nominal registers, Cornwall

Transcribed by John Heath and Karen Duvall

From the Cornwall Record Office, Ref AD1676.3.1

These entries, relating to Exeter (Western Circuit) Assizes, have been extracted from a typewritten calendar, entitled "Calendar of Prisoners, Bridewell", which mainly covers the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, Cornwall, but also includes Exeter (Western Circuit) Assize calendars for Exeter, Plymouth and Bodmin gaols.

 

Date (of Admission) Year (of Admission) Register No. Forename(s) Surnames Occupation Committed by Offence, Sentence, Previous Convictions &c. Personal Details Transcriber Notes Transcriber
06-Aug 1884 14 Edward Bath EDWARDS Cabinet Maker R.C. SERPELL, Esq., Plymouth 21-Jul on remand Murder of Albert Edward Fielding EDWARDS at Plymouth 19-Jul-84. Guilty murder. To be hanged by the neck until he be dead, and his body to be afterwards buried within the precincts of the prison, in which he shall be last confined after his said conviction. Not here previously. Age 34, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 5-Nov-84.Bracketed with Clara EDWARDS. Karen Duvall
06-Aug 1884 15 Clara EDWARDS   R.C. SERPELL, Esq., Plymouth 21-Jul Murder of Sydney Ernest EDWARDS at Plymouth, 19-Jul-84. Not tried for this. 2 Bills for murder ignored. Discharged Age 28, Education Imp. Bracketed with Edward Bath EDWARDS. Indicted with No.14 for the murders above named. Karen Duvall
15-Aug 1884 1 John BRAY   Frederick Hand FIRTH, Esq. & Henry STEELE, Esq., Ashburton 15-Aug-84 Stealing a coat and a piece or iron, value 5s, at Buckland, the property of William LEACH, on 24-Jul-84. Not tried on this. Burglariously breaking into dwelling house of William MORTIMORE at Ilsington, and stealing therein a flannel shirt, a hat, a waistcoat, a pair of stockings, a metal tea spoon, a quantity of cooked meat and a quantity of cheese, value 30s, his property on 25-Jul-84. Guilty burglary & former conviction of felony. Penal servitude 5 years to run concurrently with sentence of 7 years Penal servitude passed on him on 3-Jan-82. Previous, Exeter, 3-Jan-82, Stealing horse hair, 1 weeks. Stealing boots an leggings, 1 week. Stealing vest and coat, 7 years penal servitude. Convicted Devon Sessions, Feb-52, stealing a waistcoat, 8 weeks. Devon Sessions, Jul-52, housebreaking and robbery, 10 years transportation. Devon Assizes, Mar-57, stealing a shovel, 6 years. Devon Sessions, 18-Feb-68, stealing wheat, 2 week. Stealing a slop and coat, 7 years penal servitude. Devon sessions, 17-Feb-74, stealing a shovel, 14 days. Stealing a billhook, 7 years penal servitude and 5 years police supervision. Age 63, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-84. Convict from Dartmoor. Karen Duvall
20-Aug 1884 2 Thomas BADCOCK Farmer Hugh W. HIBBERT, Esq. Braunton (Bailed on Committal) Feloniously and violently assaulting and against her will carnalyl knowing Ann DOWN at Ashford on 12-Aug-84. Bill for rape ignored. Recognizances discharged. Not here previously. Age 42, Education Imp.   Karen Duvall
04-Sep 1884 3 Richard WIDDOWSON Labourer Capt. C.J. WREY, R.N. Axminster 4-Sep-84 Burglary in the dwelling WEST, with intent to steal at Dalwood, 3-Sep-84. Guilty burglary. 6 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 27, cannot R/W. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 4-Nov-84. Bracketed with Joseph HORSLEY. Karen Duvall
04-Sep 1884 4 Joseph HORSLEY Labourer Capt. C.J. WREY, R.N. Axminster 4-Sep-84 Burglary in the dwelling WEST, with intent to steal at Dalwood, 3-Sep-84. Confesses burglary and former conviction of felony. 12 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Ilkestone, Derby, 13-Jan-76, Larceny, 6 Cal Mos. Seven times Summarily Convicted, 1863 to 1874. Derby, 23-Nov-74, stealing a watch, 3 Cal Mos. Derby, 7-Jun-75, indecent assault, 3 Cal Mos. Age 29, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 4-Nov-84. Bracketed with Richard WIDDOWSON. Karen Duvall
09-Sep 1884 5 Robert SMITH Soldier H.Y. Buller LOPES, Esq. & Rev. J.H. PARLBY, Roborough 9-Sep-84 Burglary in the dwelling house of Catherine Augusta PEARD with intent to steal, at St. Budeaux, 6-Sep-84. Not guilty burglary. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 38, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-84 Karen Duvall
10-Sep 1884 6 James GILBERT Sweep Wm. ASHPLANT, Esq., Mayor & James BALSDON, Esq., Gt. Torrington 7-Nov-84 (Bailed on Committal) Perjury at a Petty Sessions at Great Torrington, 3-Sep-84. Jury discharged without a verdict. Prisoner discharged upon enter into recognizances in £40 with one surety in £40 to take his trial at the next assizes. Not here previously. Age 42, cannot R/W. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 7-Nov-84 Karen Duvall
01-Oct 1884 7 Sarah Ann RANDELL Servant R. MARKER, Esq., Captain GRAVES, honiton & S.M. COX, Esq., Coroner 1-Oct-84 Feloniously kill and murder her own newly born male child at Branscome 20-Sep-84. Detained on Coroner's Warrant for the above charge. Not Guilty murder. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 32, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-84 Karen Duvall
06-Oct 1884 8 Walter James MATTHEWS Seaman W.E. MATTHEWS, Esq., East Stonehouse 7-Oct-84 (To Bail, 13th Oct) Manslaughter of John WILSON on board HMS "Nautilus" in Plymouth Sound, 27-Sep-84. 29-Sep-84, Detained under Coroners Warrant on the above charge by R.R. RODD, Esq., East Stonehouse 7-Oct-84. Not guilty manslaughter. Discharged. Age 17, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-84 Karen Duvall
16-Oct 1884 9 Stephen TUCKER Fisherman E. VIVIAN, Esq., Torquay 16-Oct-84 Stealing a knife, the property of William Hill SATTERFORD at Tormoham, 15-Oct-84. Confesses larceny and former conviction of felony. 9 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Previous, Exeter, 14-Oct-79, felony, 6 Cal Mos Hd Lr. Five Summary Convictions and at Torquay, 15-Aug-70, stealing potatoes, 3 weeks and 4 years reformatory. Age 25, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-84 Karen Duvall
16-Oct 1884 10 Amelia WILLIAMS als Amelia HUNT Hawker General Reynell TAYLOR, Newton Abbot 16-Oct-84 Stealing one umbrella, the property of Samuel T. SERGEANT, at Woolborough, 4-Aug-84. Guilty larceny. 2 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Previous, Summary, Newton Abbot 16-Aug-84, stealing an umbrella, 2 Cal Mos. Age 39, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 4-Nov-84 Karen Duvall
24-Oct 1884 11 David FERGUSON Baker John QUICKE, Esq., Crediton 24-Oct-84 Arson of hay rick; the property of William Richard CORNISH, at Crediton, 22-Oct-84. Confesses stack burning. 18 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Age 22, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-84 Karen Duvall
27-Oct 1884 12 James MACHELLEN als McCARDELL Sailmaker M.L. BROWN, Esq., Teignmouth 27-Oct-84 Stealing from the person of Edward CHURCHFIELD, one half crown his money at Teignmouth, 22-Oct-84. Guilty larceny and further conviction of fraud. 12 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Previous, 16-Oct-83 as Jas. McCARDELL als Joseph McALLISTER, obtaining money by false pretences, 9 Cal Mos. East Stonehouse, 3-May-78, stealing 5s from a till, 2 Mos. Plymouth Sessions, 6-Jan-82, stealing cigars by fraud, 6 Cal Mos. Age 37, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-84 Karen Duvall
31-Oct 1884 13 Robert BARNES Soldier Captain W.S. LUKE, R.N. 31-Oct-84 Embezzlement at Exmouth of money received on account John CLOPE, his master on 16-Oct-84 and other days within six months. (3 Indictments). Confesses embezzlement, 3 indictments. 8 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 21, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-84 Karen Duvall
03-Nov 1884 13a William COWLEY Lumber W.E. MATTHEWS, Esq., East Stonehouse 3-Nov-84 Murder of John PINHEY at East Stonehouse, 31-Oct-84. Also indicted-Assault, occasioning actual bodily harm on John PINHEY at East Stonehouse on 24-Oct-84. Not Guilty murder. Confesses assault occasioning actual bodily harm. 6 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 45, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 7-Nov-84 Karen Duvall
25-Sep 1884 16 John FIELDING Soldier James KING, Esq., Plymouth 25-Sep-84 Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of one James LAKE, and therein stealing one coat, one vest, one cap &c., the property of the said James Lake at Plymouth, 24-Sep-84. Confesses burglary. 6 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 24, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 4-Nov-84 Karen Duvall
17-Oct 1884 17 William John Augustus NOBLE Hawker F.A. MORRISH, Esq., Plymouth 8-Oct on remand Wounding by means of a knife one James Stephen HUMPHREYS with intent to do some grievous bodily harm at Plymouth 7-Oct-84. Guilty unlawful wounding. 6 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 39, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-84 Karen Duvall
16-Oct 1884 18 Richard SLEEP Traveller John GREENWAY, Esq., Mayor, Plymouth 10-Oct on remand Being servant to the Singer Manufacturing Company, Plymouth, embezzling and stealing 10s in money on the 29th day of August 1884, and within six cal months thereafter to wit on the 12th day of September 1884, the further sum of 15s, and on the 26th day of September 1884, the further sum of 5s, in money respectively received by him for his said masters. Detained-Embezzling and stealing 4s, in money on the 4th day of October 1884, received by him for his said masters at Plymouth. Also indicted-Unlawfully altering and omitting matters and particulars in documents belonging to his master. Confess embezzlement and falsifying documents of master and further conviction of felony. 12 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Previous, Devonport, 1 Feb-81, embezzlement, 6 weeks. Age 34, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-84 Karen Duvall
09-Feb 1885 1 George Bamsey WAY Labourer T. TURNER, Esq., Cullompton 9-Feb-85 Highway robbery with violence and stealing a purse and twenty three shillings from the person of Jane JONES at Thorverton, 31-Jan-85. Guilty robbery and violence. 10 years penal servitude. Not here previously. Age 24, Education Imp. Tried by Sir H. HAWKINS 18-Apr-85 Karen Duvall
12-Feb 1885 2 Richard DAMES Gentleman Colonel R.C. GERMON, Dawlish 21-Apr-85. Bailed on Committal. Feloniously marrying Matilda Fortescue OSMOND at Dawlish, 7-Mar-82, his former wife to whom he was married, 14-Jun-79, being then alive. Jury discharged without a verdict. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 25, can Write. Tried by Sir H. HAWKINS 21-Apr-85 Karen Duvall
17-Feb 1885 3 Adolphe HAASE Ship's Carpenter Edward Allen, Esq., Ivy Bridge 17-Feb-85 Feloniously, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder Charles Armstrong on board the barque 'Wellington', upon the high seas, 23-Jan-85. Bill ignored. Not here previously. Age 23, Education Imp.   Karen Duvall
17-Feb 1885 4 John Andrew SOMERINDYKE Seaman Edward Allen, Esq., Ivy Bridge 17-Feb-85 Feloniously, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder Charles Armstrong on board the barque 'Wellington', upon the high seas, 23-Jan-85. Not Guilty. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 46, Education Imp. Tried by Sir H. HAWKINS 20-Apr-85 Karen Duvall
17-Feb 1885 5 Jorgen Madsen JORGENSEN Ship's Cook Edward Allen, Esq., Ivy Bridge 17-Feb-85 Manslaughter of Charles Armstrong on board the barque 'Wellington', upon the high seas, 23-Jan-85. Not Guilty. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 25, Education Imp. Tried by Sir H. HAWKINS 20-Apr-85 Karen Duvall
20-Mar 1885 6 Alfred SPEAR Labourer G.W.C. DAVIE, Esq., Braunton 18-Apr-85. Bailed on Committal Feloniously setting fire to heath and furze growing in a plantation called Whitfield on 14 Mar-85, the property of Susan R. BATES, at Marwood. Not guilty burning furze. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 16, cannot R/W. Tried by Sir H. HAWKINS 20-Apr-85 Karen Duvall
25-Mar 1885 7 William SQUIRE Farmer Rev. J. BAWDEN, Southmolton 20-Apr-85. Bailed on Committal Feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Wilson HOARE, and stealing therein certain articles of plate and two overcoats, his property at Warkleigh on 4-Mar-85. Guilty burglary. 20 Cal Mo with Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 27, Education Imp. Tried by Sir H. HAWKINS 21-Apr-85, Bracketed with William CLARKE. Karen Duvall
25-Mar 1885 8 William CLARKE Seaman Rev. J. BAWDEN, Southmolton 26-Mar-85 Feloniously receiving various articles of plate and two overcoats, the property at Wilson HOARE, on 11-Mar-85 at Warkleigh well knowing the same to have been previously stolen. Guilty receiving. 18 Cal Mo with Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 24, Education Imp. Tried by Sir H. HAWKINS 21-Apr-85. Bracketed with William SQUIRE. Karen Duvall
09-Apr 1885 9 Frank DEW Piano Tuner Major General BARTLETT, Exmouth 9-Apr-85 Stealing divers silver and bronze coins of the realm, from the Chapel of the Holy Trinity at Littleham Cum Exmouth, 8-Apr-85, the property of Rev. W.H. D'Olier PURCELL and afterwards breaking out of the said chapel. Confesses Larceny and chapel breaking. 9 Cal Mo with Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 36, Education Well. Tried by Sir H. HAWKINS 18-Apr-85 Karen Duvall
15-Apr 1885 10 Thomas SEYMOUR Carpenter John VICARY, Esq., Chudleigh 15-Apr-85 Obtaining by false pretences from Samuel LYNE at Highweek, 11-Apr-85, 1s 6d, and on 13-Apr, 9d, the monies of the said Samuel LYNE with intent to cheat and defraud him of the same. Guilty fraud. 4 Cal Mos with Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 55, Education Imp. Tried by Sir H. HAWKINS 18-Apr-85 Karen Duvall
15-Apr 1885 11 Alfred Henry SWISS Printer & Bookseller A.B. HUTCHINGS, Esq., Mayor & J.W. RYDER, Esq., Devonport 20-Apr-85 Unlawfully and maliciously publish a libel concerning one Edward Alfred Mathews LAWRENCE at Devonport about 5-Apr-85. Not guilty libel. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 32, Education Imp. Tried by Sir H. HAWKINGS 20-Apr-85 Karen Duvall
02-Mar 1886 20 John Widger LEE Grocer Thomas PITTS, Esq., Plymouth 8-Mar-86 Forging and uttering, knowing the same to be forged, a certain order for the payment of £6.15s.6d with intent thereby to defraud at Borough Plymouth, 31st August 1885. Not tried on this. Obtaining by false pretences from one James W. STRANG, one metal chain and pendant, and the sum of £6.0s.6d in money his property, with intent to defraud at Plymouth on 31st August 1885. Confesses fraud, 2 Cal Mos and Hd Lr, not here previously. Age 32, can Write. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May-86 John Heath
27-Mar 1886 21 Edward PINCHES Seaman Thomas PITTS Esq. Plymouth 31-Mar-86. Carnally knowing a certain girl, she being above the age of 13 years and under the age of 16 years at Plymouth on the 19th March 1886. Not guilty carnal knowledge of girl between 13 & 16. Discharged. Not here previously . Age 23, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 18-May-86 John Heath
05-May 1886 22 William John Goldsworthy BOLT Carpenter Geo HUBBARD, Esq., Plymouth 5-May-86 Obtaining by false pretences from one Edwin TOUT, 34¼ lbs. weight of bacon on 29th April 1886 and 20¼ lbs. weight of bacon at Plymouth, on 30th April 1886. with intent to defraud the said Edwin TOUT of the same. Confesses fraud. 14 days and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 26, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May John Heath
10-May 1886 23 Patrick FAGAN Soldier C.F. BURNARD, Esq. Plymouth 14-May-86 Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of one James CARWARDINE and stealing therein a half gallon of ale, &c., &c., at Plymouth, on the 9th May 1886. Not guilty burglary. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 22, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May John Heath
10-May 1886 24 Peter McINNES Soldier C.F. BURNARD, Esq. Plymouth 14-May-86 Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of one James CARWARDINE and stealing therein a half gallon of ale, &c., &c., at Plymouth, on the 9th May 1886. Not guilty burglary. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 22, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May John Heath
10-May 1886 25 James RUDDY Soldier C.F. BURNARD, Esq. Plymouth 14-May-86 Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of one James CARWARDINE and stealing therein a half gallon of ale, &c., &c., at Plymouth, on the 9th May 1886. Not guilty burglary. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 24, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May John Heath
14-May 1886 26 John KEILY Soldier C.F. BURNARD, Esq. Plymouth 14-May-86 Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of one James CARWARDINE and stealing therein a half gallon of ale, &c., &c., at Plymouth, on the 9th May 1886. Not guilty burglary. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 24, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May John Heath
18-Aug 1885 1 Eva CRUSE None J.B. LOUSADA, Esq., Exeter 2-Nov-85. Bailed on Committal Bigamy, having married Charles Henry BALSDON at St. Thomas, 20th Oct-80, her husband Albert CRUSE being then alive. Confesses Bigamy. 4 days without Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 28, Education Imp. Tried by Baron POLLOCK 2-Nov-85 Karen Duvall
24-Aug 1885 2 William GLASS Labourer Sir John SHELLEY, Bart & A.O. SILLIFANT, Esq., Crediton 24-Aug-85 Feloniously carnally knowing Alice SOUTHCOTT, aged 8, at Sandford, 20th Aug-85. Guilty attempting to have carnal knowledge of girl under 13. Attempting to have carnal knowledge of Ellen PIKE, under the age of 12 years at Sanford, 20th Aug-85. Not tried on this. 18 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 17, Education Imp. Tried by Baron POLLOCK 3-Nov-85 Karen Duvall
03-Sep 1885 3 Lewis SMITH Printer General LUCAS, C.B., Teignmouth 3-Sep-85 Feloniously wounding Robert SUDNER, at West Teignmouth, 30th Aug-85, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. Guilty unlawful wounding. 4 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 25, Education Imp. Tried by Baron POLLOCK 2-Nov-85 Karen Duvall
07-Sep 1885 4 John Widger LEE Book Canvasser Wm. R. ILBERT, Esq., Kingsbridge 7-Sep-85 Feloniously forging and uttering, knowing the same to be forged, a certain forged order for the sum of two pounds and twelve shillings, with intent to defraud James William GRIFFITHS at Kingsbridge, 15th Aug-85. Confesses forgery. 4 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 32, Education Imp. Tried by Baron POLLOCK 2-Nov-85 Karen Duvall
15-Oct 1885 5 Lewis KNOWLES Labourer Capt. LUKE, R.N. & Major BIRCH, Woodbury 15-Oct-85 On 12th Oct-85, feloniously setting fire to heath and furze growing at Bicton on land of Sir John Thomas Buller DUCKWORTH, Bart, and others. Not Guilty arson. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 22, Education Imp. Tried by Baron POLLOCK 2-Nov-85. Bracketed with William DAVIS. Karen Duvall
15-Oct 1885 6 William DAVIS Labourer Capt. LUKE, R.N. & Major BIRCH, Woodbury 15-Oct-85 On 12th Oct-85, feloniously setting fire to heath and furze growing at Bicton on land of Sir John Thomas Buller DUCKWORTH, Bart, and others. Confesses arson. 3 Cal Mos Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 19, Education Imp. Tried by Baron POLLOCK 2-Nov-85. Bracketed with Lewis KNOWLES. Karen Duvall
22-Oct 1885 7 Florence Caroline HANSFORD Domestic Servant J.Y.A MORSHEAD, W.R. COLERIDGE, Esqs., & Col. DARNELL, Ottery 3-Nov-85. Bailed on Committal Feloniously killing and slaying her newly born child at Ottery St. Mary, 30th Sep-85. Not guilty manslaughter. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 16 yrs 4 mos, Education Imp. Tried by Baron POLLOCK 3-Nov-85 Karen Duvall
22-Oct 1885 8 Julia BUCKINGHAM Dressmaker Lionel BENCRAFT, Esq., Mayor Barnstaple 23-Oct-85 Feloniously did kill and murder a certain newly born child at Barnstaple on or about the 11th Oct-85. Bill for murder ignored. Detained-Unlawfully endeavouring to conceal the birth of her child at Barnstaple on 11th Oct-85. Confesses endeavouring to conceal birth of child. 1 Cal Mo and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 32, Education Imp. Tried by Baron POLLOCK 2-Nov-85 Karen Duvall
23-Oct 1885 9 Mary SANDERS None E.M. WINTON, Esq., Tiverton 2-Nov-85 Concealing the birth of her newly born child at Tiverton, 12th Oct-85. Confesses endeavouring to conceal birth of child. 1 Week without Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 16, Education Imp. Tried by Baron POLLOCK 2-Nov-85 Karen Duvall
28-Oct 1885 10 Mary Ellen LAMACROFT None Admiral C. WAKE, East Stonehouse 28-Oct-85 Stealing three sovereigns, the property of Charles BLOYE, at East Stonehouse, 27th Oct-85. Confesses to larceny and former conviction of felony. East Stonehouse, 17-Dec-83, stealing blankets, 12 days. East Stonehouse, 6-Jul-85, felony, 3 Mos. Age 27, Education Imp. Tried by Baron POLLOCK 2-Nov-85 Karen Duvall
15-Sep 1885 11 George WILLIAMS Private Royal Marines Thos. JULIAN, Esq., Plymouth 2-Nov-85 Bigamy at Plymouth, 8th Feb-85, in feloniously marrying Jesse Mary Ann DOWDELL, his former wife to whom was married 1st Jan-82, being then alive. Confesses Bigamy. 8 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 27, Education Imp. Tried by Baron POLLOCK 2-Nov-85 Karen Duvall
26-Oct 1885 12 John TWOMEY Baker Edward JAMES, Esq., Mayor Plymouth 22-Oct-85 on remand Obtaining by false pretences from one James COOPER, the sum of 22s, with intent to cheat and defraud him on the same at Plymouth on the 19th Oct-85. Confesses fraud. 6 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 19, Education Imp. Tried by Baron POLLOCK 2-Nov-85 Karen Duvall
03-Feb 1886 1 Edwin WILLIAMS Agent A. LAUNDER, Esq., Mayor, Barnstaple 27-Jan-86 on remand. Obtaining the sum of £9, the monies of the Royal Liver Friendly Society at Barnstaple on or about 5-Apr-85 by forged instruments. Confesses obtaining property by forged instruments. Obtaining the sum of £30, the monies of the Royal Liver Friendly Society at Barnstaple on or about 9th Nov-85 by forged instruments. Confesses obtaining property by forged instruments. Obtaining the sum of £27, the monies of the Royal Liver Friendly Society at Barnstaple on or about 24th Nov-85 by forged instruments. Confesses obtaining property by forged instruments. 5 years Penal Servitude. Not here previously. Age 38, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May-86 Karen Duvall
06-Feb 1886 2 James ELSTON Labourer A.O. SILLIFANT, Esq., Crediton 6-Feb-86 Unnatural offence with a bitch at Sandford, 5th Feb-86. Not guilty b----y. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 16, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May-86 Karen Duvall
10-Feb 1886 3 Frank TUCKER Labourer E.W. RAVENSCROFT, Esq., Exmouth 18-May-86. Bailed on Committal Unnatural offence with a cow at East Budleigh, 6th Feb-86. Not guilty b----y. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 17, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May-86 Karen Duvall
18-Feb 1886 4 Emma DOBLE Servant F. KENNET-WARE, Esq., & others, Ottery. Bailed on Committal Concealment of the birth of her newly born child at Salcombe Regis in the month of Feb-86. Bill for endeavouring to conceal birth ignored. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 27, Education Imp.   Karen Duvall
26-Feb 1886 5 Sarah Elizabeth FERRIS als CRANCH Servant W.E. MATTHEWS & G.A.H. DAUBENY, Esqs., East Stonehouse 1-Mar-86 Feloniously marrying John Cowdery BEDMAN, at East Stonehouse 18-Feb-85, her former husband to whom she was married, 8-Feb-82, being then alive. Guilty bigamy. 4 Cal Mos with Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 25, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May-86 Karen Duvall
22-Mar 1886 6 John COCKRAM Carpenter Rev. J. BAWDON & Dr. HATHERLEY, Southmolton 23-Mar & 18-May. Bailed 26-Mar-86 Shooting with a gun at Richard VELLACOTT, with intent to do him some grevious bodily her at West Anstey, 19th mar-86. Not guilty felonious shooting. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 40, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May-86 Karen Duvall
29-Mar 1886 7 Henry GREENSLADE Musician W.H. HAWKER, Esq., East Stonehouse 29-Mar-86 Unlawfully taking Emily PERRITON, unmarried and under 18 years of age, out of the possession and against the will or consent of Lydia ROBERTSON, her mother, and John NORTHCOTT, at East Stonehouse, 14th Mar-86, with intent that she should be carnally known by him. Confesses abduction with intent to carnally know. 12 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 43, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May-86 Karen Duvall
14-Apr 1886 8 John EVELEIGH Shoemaker Sir J.B. PHEAR, Knight & Captain LUKE, R.N. 14-Apr-86 Forging a certain acquittance and receipt for £4, with intent to defraud Jane BUCKNELL at Lympstone, 20th Apr-85. Confesses forgery. 12 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 00, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May-86 Karen Duvall
22-Apr 1886 9 Samuel LEY Labourer Walter W. MELHUISH, Esq. Holsworthy 24-Apr-86 Neglecting to find food and raiment for their children, Frederick LEY and Mary Elizabeth LEY at Ashwater on the 19th Apr-86 and divers other days. Guilty of neglecting children. 2 years without Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 36, cannot R/W. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 18-May-86. Bracketed with Mary Ann LEY. Karen Duvall
22-Apr 1886 10 Mary Ann LEY None Walter W. MELHUISH, Esq. Holsworthy 24-Apr-86 Neglecting to find food and raiment for their children, Frederick LEY and Mary Elizabeth LEY at Ashwater on the 19th Apr-86 and divers other days. Guilty of neglecting children. 2 years without Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 40, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 18-May-86. Bracketed with Samuel LEY. Karen Duvall
30-Apr 1886 11 Elizabeth CARNE Hawker G.A. DAUBENY, Esq., Plymouth 30-Apr-86 Unlawfully, feloniously and wilfully attempting to kill and murder herself by strangulation at East Stonehouse, 27th Apr-86. Guilty attempting suicide. Judgement respited until next Assize for County of Devon until which time she is ordered to remain in gaol. Previous, Convicted as Elizabeth Scott, Devon Quarter Sessions, 29-Jun-1880, attempting suicide, 1 day in prison. Convicted 9 times summarily for drunkenness in 1884 and 1885. Age 51, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 18-May-86 Karen Duvall
30-Apr 1886 12 Richard MARSH Dealer G.A. SPOTTISWOODE, Esq., Axminster 17-May-86. Bailed on committal Stealing by means of a trick, one horse, the property of Thomas WARREN at Axminster, 27th Apr-86. Guilty horse stealing. 18 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 45, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May-86. Bracketed with Charles HILLIER. Karen Duvall
30-Apr 1886 13 Charles HILLIER Hawker G.A. SPOTTISWOODE, Esq., Axminster 1-May-86 Stealing by means of a trick, one horse, the property of Thomas WARREN at Axminster, 27th Apr-86. Guilty horse stealing. 12 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 68, cannot R/W. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May-86. Bracketed with Richard MARSH. Karen Duvall
10-May 1886 14 John GUARDE Trawler F.E. FOX, Esq., Stonehouse 10-May-86 Stealing a silver watch and chain, the property of James HAMBLY at East Stonehouse, 4th May-86. Confesses larceny and former conviction felony. 3 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Previous, East Stonehouse, 9-Apr-80 and 3-Oct-81, felony. Age 16, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May-86 Karen Duvall
10-May 1886 15 Mary Elizabeth HARRIS Laundress J. WHIDBORNE, Esq. Teignmouth 10-May-86 Stealing a woman's jacket and certain articles of under-clothing, the property of Lucy DYER at Teignmouth, 22nd Apr-86. Confesses larceny and former conviction felony. 21 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Previous, Convicted Dawlish, 19-Apr-77, larceny, 14 days. Convicted Devon Assizes, 19-Mar-78, larceny, 6 Cal Mos. Convicted Devon Quarter Sessions, 4-Jan-81, larceny, 12 Mos and 3 Years police supervision. Exeter, 21-Jul-82, felony, 5 years penal servitude. Age 28, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May-86 Karen Duvall
10-May 1886 16 Rhoda Mary SHARLAND None J. WHIDBORNE, Esq. Teignmouth 10-May-86 Stealing £4 and certain books, the property of Thomas MADGE, at S. Nicholas, 3rd May-86. Confesses larceny. 1 Cal Mo and Hd Lr and 4 years in certified reformatory. Not here previously. Age 15 yrs 4 mos, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May-86 Karen Duvall
10-May 1886 17 Alfred ADDINGTON Gunner R. Artillery J.D. PODE, Esq., Ivy Bridge 10-May-86 Shooting with a gun or rifle, loaded with ball cartridge, at Herbert Joseph Pitts GILES, with intent to do him grevious bodily harm at Wembury, 1st May-86. Not guilty shooting to do grevious bodily harm. Common assault on one Herbert Joseph Pitts GILES at Wembury, 1st May-86. Guilty assault. 12 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 21, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May-86. Bracketed with Jonas HEY. Karen Duvall
10-May 1886 18 Jonas HEY Gunner R. Artillery J.D. PODE, Esq., Ivy Bridge 10-May-86 Shooting with a gun or rifle, loaded with ball cartridge, at Herbert Joseph Pitts GILES, with intent to do him grevious bodily harm at Wembury, 1st May-86. Not guilty shooting to do grevious bodily harm. Common assault on one Herbert Joseph Pitts GILES at Wembury, 1st May-86. Guilty assault. 12 Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 21, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May-86. Bracketed with Alfred ADDINGTON. Karen Duvall
12-May 1886 19 William SHAPTER Dealer Captain LUKE, 12-May-86 Stealing 4 fowls, the property of Henry C. NICHOLLS, at Witheycombe Raleigh, 8th May-86. Guilty larceny. 1 Cal Mo and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 42, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice DAY 17-May-86 Karen Duvall
29-Jun 1886 1 Charles RICHARDS Fisherman John J. SCARBOROUGH, Esq., Axminster 30-Jun-86. Admitted to Bail 2-Aug-86. Trial postponed until next Gaol delivery for the County of Devon, until which time prisoner is to remain in gaol, unless in the meantime he enters into recognizance in £40 (or two sureties in £20 each), conditioned for his appearance at such Gaol delivery. Rape upon Julia Ellen SIMS, at Seaton and Beer, 28-Jun-86. Not Guilty rape. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 43, cannot R/W. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 5-Nov-86 Karen Duvall
11-Aug 1886 2 Herbert BALE Labourer Thomas TURNER, Esq., Cullompton 3-Nov-86. Bailed on Committal. Manslaughter of William HILL at Culmstock 7-Aug-86. Not Guilty of manslaughter. Not here previously.. Age 28, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-86 Karen Duvall
06-Sep 1886 3 George NEEL Fish Hawker Nathaniel BAKER, Esq., Kingswear 6-Sep-86 Feloniously and violently assaulting Mary EVANS, and against her will carnally knowing her at Berry Pomeroy on 2nd Sep-86. Not guilty of rape. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 18, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 4-Nov-86 Karen Duvall
10-Sep 1886 4 William SMITH Soldier Henry H. TREMAYNE, Esq., Plymouth 10-Sep-86 About the hour of twelve in the night, feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of George CALLARD and stealing a box, 2 brooches, a chain, a ring, a sovereign, a half-sovereign, and divers other articles at East Stonehouse on 2nd Sep-86. Guilty burglary. Six Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 25, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-86 Karen Duvall
02-Oct 1886 5 Hannah LUXTON Servant W.W. MELHUISH, Esq., Holsworthy 4-Oct-86 Wilfully and of malice aforethought did kill and murder a certain female (infant) child at Holsworthy, 17th Sep-86. Not guilty murder. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 18, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 5-Nov-86 Karen Duvall
15-Oct 1886 6 Alfred GILL Carpenter Admiral C. WAKE, East Stonehouse 15-Oct-86 On 14-Sep-86, stealing a carpet bad, rug, gun, revolver and other articles property of Geo. Fredk. YOULTON at Compton GIFFORD. Not tried on this Indictment. Previous, Convicted, Cornwall Quarter Sessions, 7-Apr-68, receiving stolen property, nine cal mos. Convicted, Cornwall Quarter Sessions, 6-Jan-80, housebreaking, twelve cal mos and two years police supervision. Plymouth, 1-Jul-81 as John CLARK. Convicted, Exeter City Petty Sessions, 4-Nov-85, stealing a watch and chain, six weeks. Age 36, Education Imp.   Karen Duvall
15-Oct 1886 6 Alfred GILL als John CLARK Carpenter Admiral C. WAKE, East Stonehouse 15-Oct-86 Stealing a silver watch, the property of George ANNING at East Stonehouse in the month of Sep-86. Confesses larceny and former conviction of felony. Six Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Previous, Convicted, Cornwall Quarter Sessions, 7-Apr-68, receiving stolen property, nine cal mos. Convicted, Cornwall Quarter Sessions, 6-Jan-80, housebreaking, twelve cal mos and two years police supervision. Plymouth, 1-Jul-81 as John CLARK. Convicted, Exeter City Petty Sessions, 4-Nov-85, stealing a watch and chain, six weeks. Age 36, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-86 Karen Duvall
25-Oct 1886 7 William Henry HARVEY Seaman Admiral G.W. WATSON, East Stonehouse 25-Oct-86 Obtaining by false pretences from Uriah COLLINGS, at East Stonehouse 18-Sep-86, on pair of boots, his property with intent to cheat and defraud him of the same. Confesses fraud and former conviction of fraud. Five years penal servitude. Previous, Convicted, Devon Quarter Sessions, 10-May-70, uttering counterfeit coin, six cal mos. Convicted, Devon Assizes, 8-Mar-71, uttering counterfeit coin, eighteen cal mos. Convicted, Devon Assizes, 1-Nov-79, bigamy, one week. Exeter, 6-Jan-80 as William HARVEY. Convicted, Devon Assizes, 30-Jan-86, obtaining goods by false pretences, three cal mos. Age 35, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-86 Karen Duvall
23-Oct 1886 8 Richard SAMPSON Labourer Lieut. Col. TANNER-DAVY, South Molton. On bail. Unlawfully, maliciously and feloniously maiming and wounding a certain yearling, the property of John G. THORNE at Romansleigh 20-Oct-86. Bill for maiming cattle Ignored. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 16, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-86 Karen Duvall
01-Nov 1886 9 Richard EDE Labourer Edward A. SANDERS, Esq., Exeter 1-Nov-86 Assaulting Sarah Emily HEWBERRY, aged sixteen years, with intent to ravish her at Alphinton 28-Oct-86. Not guilty assault to ravish. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 37, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 5-Nov-86 Karen Duvall
27-Aug 1886 10 John SULLIVAN Soldier Edward JAMES, Esq., Plymouth 23-Aug-86. On remand. Attempting to commit buggery with John Thomas DUFF, indecently assaulting him, being a party to the comission of a gross act of indecency with said male person at Plymouth on the 21st Aug-86. Guilty indecent assault on male. Twelve Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 24, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 4-Nov-86 Karen Duvall
26-Oct 1886 11 William JOHNS Porter Thos. PITTS, Esq., Plymouth 26-Oct-86 Stealing a silver watch, the property of one Walter WEBBER at Plymouth on the 28th Sep-86. Not guilty larceny. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 34, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-86 Karen Duvall
29-Oct 1886 12 William WORSLEY Shoemaker A. Brickwood HUTCHINGS, Esq., Mayor, Devonport 29-Oct-86 For having carnally known one Rosina Mary FULLERTON, she being then of the age of fourteen years and none months at Devonport on the 19th Oct-86. Not guilty carnal knowledge, girl between 13 and 16. Detained-Attempting to have unlawful carnal knowledge of one Annie Harriet WARNE, she being of the age of fifteen years and three months at Devonport on the 21st Oct-86. Not guilty attempt carnal knowledge girl between 13 and 16. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 46, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 5-Nov-86 Karen Duvall
01-Nov 1886 13 Mary Ann HODGE Servant H.J. HOWLAND, Esq., Plymouth 1-Nov-86 Being delivered of a certain female child, unlawfully be a secret disposition of the dead body of the said child, did endeavour to conceal the body thereof at Plymouth on the 22nd Oct-66 (sic). Confesses endeavouring to conceal birth of child. Three Cal Mos and Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 21, Education Imp. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 3-Nov-86 Karen Duvall
03-Aug 1886 14 William James ALLEN Builder W. BRYAN, Esq., Coroner, Plymouth 4-Nov-86 Manslaughter of Blanche Elizabeth COOMBE on 2nd Aug-86 in Borough of Plymouth. Not guilty manslaughter. Manslaughter of Maud Ellen COOMBE at same time and place. Not guilty manslaughter. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 31, can W. Tried by Baron HUDDLESTON 4-Nov-86 Karen Duvall
12-Aug 1887 10 Helen HAYES Nurse J.W. RYDER, Esq., Mayor, Devonport 3-Jun (on remand). Throwing upon one Ernest Newton POYNTER, a certain corrosive fluid to wit, oil of vitriol, with intent to do some grievous bodily harm to the said E.N. POYNTER at Devonport on the 3rd Jun-87. Guilty of casting corrosive fluid. 5 years penal servitude. Not here previously. Age 56, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice WILLS 2-Nov-87 Karen Duvall
16-Sep 1887 11 Julia HERD Married Joseph WILLS, Esq., Plymouth 14-Sep (on remand). Killing and slaying one George HERT at Plymouth on the 11th Sep-87. Unlawfully omitting to supply George HERD, an infant with proper food and clothing. Also detained by Thomas C. BRIAN, Esq., Coroner, Plymouth. Manslaughter of the said George HERD at Plymouth on the 11th Sep-87. Not guilty of manslaughter and neglecting child. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 42, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice WILLS 2-Nov-87 Karen Duvall
05-Sep 1887 1 Harold COSWAY Sailor William CUBITT, Esq., Kingsbridge 5-Sep-87 Attempting to commit an unnatural offence at Kingsbridge, 3-Sep-87. Bill ignored. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 43, Education Imp.   Karen Duvall
20-Sep 1887 2 Joseph ELSON Mason R. HUXHAM, esq., Totness 1-Nov-87. Bailed on committal. Setting fire to a farm building in the possession of Thomas LUSCOMBE at Diptford 19-Sep-87. Guilty of arson. Recognizance in £25 to hear judgment when called on. Not here previously. Age 42, cannot R/W. Tried by Mr. Justice WILLS 1-Nov-87. Bracketed with Charles HURRELL. Karen Duvall
20-Sep 1887 3 Charles HURRELL Mason's Labourer R. HUXHAM, esq., Totness 1-Nov-87. Bailed on committal. Setting fire to a farm building in the possession of Thomas LUSCOMBE at Diptford 19-Sep-87. Guilty of arson. Recognizance in £25 to hear judgment when called on. Not here previously. Age 23, cannot R/W. Tried by Mr. Justice WILLS 1-Nov-87. Bracketed with Joseph ELSON. Karen Duvall
26-Oct 1887 13 William James BURLACE Boiler Maker James VAUGHAN, Esq., Coroner Devonport 3-Nov-87 Manslaughter of Ellen BURLACE at Devonport on the 20th Oct-87. Omitting to supply Ellen BURLACE, a child with proper food and clothing and assault on her. Not guilty of manslaughter and neglecting child and assault. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 36, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice WILLS 2-Nov-87. Bracketed with Ann Sophia BURLACE. Karen Duvall
26-Oct 1887 14 Ann Sophia BURLACE Married James VAUGHAN, Esq., Coroner Devonport 3-Nov-87. Bailed on Committal. Manslaughter of Ellen BURLACE at Devonport on the 20th Oct-87. Omitting to supply Ellen BURLACE, a child with proper food and clothing and assault on her. Not guilty of manslaughter and neglecting child and assault. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 33, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice WILLS 3-Nov-87. Bracketed with William James BURLACE. Karen Duvall
27-Oct 1887 15 James NORMAN Labourer Thomas JULIAN, Esq., Plymouth (on remand) Breaking and entering the drapery shop of the Plymouth Co-operative Society and therein stealing £5.16.3¼, the moneys of the said Plymouth Co-operative Society at Plymouth on the 21st Oct-87. Breaking and entering the grocery shop of the above named society and therein stealing 1 tin of ox tongue, 1 tin of lobster, 1 bottle of lime juice, 1 of marmalade, 24 penny postage stamps, the property of the said society at Plymouth on the 21st Oct-87. Each pleaded guilty of shop breaking and former conviction (both indictments). 14 days and 5 years Reformatory. Previous, Convicted at Plymouth 19-Oct-87, found on premises to commit felony, 1 month. Guiidhall (sic), Plymouth 13-Jan-87, felony. Age 15, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice WILLS 2-Nov-87. Bracketed with John Thomas JONES. Karen Duvall
27-Oct 1887 16 John Thomas JONES Labourer Thomas JULIAN, Esq., Plymouth (on remand) Breaking and entering the drapery shop of the Plymouth Co-operative Society and therein stealing £5.16.3¼, the moneys of the said Plymouth Co-operative Society at Plymouth on the 21st Oct-87. Breaking and entering the grocery shop of the above named society and therein stealing 1 tin of ox tongue, 1 tin of lobster, 1 bottle of lime juice, 1 of marmalade, 24 penny postage stamps, the property of the said society at Plymouth on the 21st Oct-87. Each pleaded guilty of shop breaking and former conviction (both indictments). 14 days and 5 years Reformatory. Previous, Guiidhall (sic), Plymouth 13-Jan-87, felony. Age 13, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice WILLS 2-Nov-87. Bracketed with James MORGAN. Karen Duvall
10-Oct 1887 4 John FRENCH Mason W. BRIDGES, Esq., Torquay 11-Oct-87 Forging and uttering requests for payment of £2.17.8 in the month of Sep-87, with intent to defraud Henry RABJOHNS at Torquay. These two bills were ignored. Age 37, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice WILLS 3-Nov-87 Karen Duvall
10-Oct 1887 4 John FRENCH Mason W. BRIDGES, Esq., Torquay 11-Oct-87 As a servant to Henry RABJOHNS at Torquay, 20-Aug-87, did embezzle and steal the sum of £1.15.1, received by him on account of his employer and within six calendar months thereafter did embezzle and steal on or about the 3rd Sep and the 17th Sep-87, the sum of £1.4.11 and £2.17.3, also received by him on account of his employer. Not guilty embezzlement. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 37, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice WILLS 3-Nov-87 Karen Duvall
25-Oct 1887 5 Williams GIBBONS Shoemaker W.T. BAYNE, Esq. & others, The Castle, Exeter 25-Oct-87 Indecently assaulting Sophia BENDING and assaulting her with intent to commit a rape at Broadclist, 17-Oct-87. Not guilty of assault to ravish and indecent assault. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 34, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice WILLS 3-Nov-87 Karen Duvall
17-Oct 1887 6 James LOOSEMORE Labourer Rev. J. BAWDEN, South Molton 18-Oct-87 Rape upon Emily BUTCHERS at Meshaw, 3-Oct-87. Not guilty of rape. Discharged. Not here previously. Age 17½, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice WILLS 3-Nov-87 Karen Duvall
27-Oct 1887 7 William Hodge TUCKER Farmer W. CUBITT, Esq. & others, Stanborough and Coleridge 4-Nov-87. Bailed on Committal. Setting fire to a dwelling house at Harberton 15-Oct-87, the property of Richard Watson HUXHAM, Esq. Detained by the same, setting fire to the same dwelling house then in his possession with intent to defraud the Royal Farmers' Insurance Company on the 15th Oct-87. Not guilty of arson. Discharged. not here previously. Age 29, can Write. Tried by Mr. Justice WILLS 4-Nov-87 Karen Duvall
28-Oct 1887 8 John WOOD Labourer T. BARNES, Esq., Axminster 28-Oct-87 Stealing a sheep at Axmouth, 21-Oct-87. Guilty of sheep-stealing. 9 Cal Mos Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 30, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice WILLS 2-Nov-87 Karen Duvall
31-Oct 1887 9 Edward HEMMINGS Hotel Servant L.W. BOWRING, Esq., Torquay 1-Nov-87 Stealing a silver watch, and 2 gold chains, the property of Betsy COLLARD at Tormoham 28-Oct-87. Pleaded guilty of larceny. 3 Cal Mos Hd Lr. Not here previously. Age 41, Education Imp. Tried by Mr. Justice WILLS 2-Nov-87 Karen Duvall