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Help and advice for Crediton: Articles from Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 1841-1860

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Articles for the Town of CREDITON taken from Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 1841 - 1860

Prepared by Lindsey Withers

Thursday 7 January 1841, Issue 3919, Gale Document No. Y3200671981
I THOMAS PRING, Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, for the Crediton Union, in the County of Devon, by virtue, and in pursuance of an Act passed, in the Seventh Year of the Reign of his late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled "An Act for Marriages in England," do hereby give Notice, that I have appointed ALFRED EDWARDS, of Crediton aforesaid, to be a Registrar, for the purpose of being present at Marriages to be solemnized in the said Union, by virtue of the said Act, at which the presence of a Registrar is by the said Act made necessary. Dated this Thirty-first day of December, 1840.
Thomas Pring, Superintendent Registrar.

Thursday 14 January 1841, Issue 3920 - Gale Document No. Y3200671994
Exeter, Wednesday 13 January
Died - On Tuesday the 5th instant, at Crediton, aged 84, MRS MARY MORGAN, widow of the late Mr Thomas Morgan, of Tresillian, Wales.

Thursday 18 February 1841, Issue 3925 - Gale Document No. Y3200672080
White Hart Inn, Crediton, Devon
To - Innkeepers, Postmasters, & Others.
Mr Charles Burch will sell by Auction, on Saturday and Monday, the 20th and 22nd days of February instant, on the Premises, the White Hart Inn, Crediton, Four well seasoned Post Horses, in good condition, fit for immediate work; a neat Post Chaise; new Hearse, with Plumes; Mourning Coach, sets of Harness, Brewing Utensils; Household Furniture, and other valuable Effects, the Property of MR EMANUEL PROCTOR. The Horses, Carriages and out-door effects will be sold on Saturday, the 20th, and the Household Furniture, &c., on Monday, the 22nd inst. The sale commencing each day punctually at 12 o'clock. There will be no reserve. Dated Exeter, Feby. 16, 1841.

Thursday 18 February 1841, Issue 3925 - Gale Document No. Y3200672081
Exeter, Wednesday 17 February
Died - February 10, at Crediton, SARAH, the wife of MR WM. ANGEL HOARD, ironmonger, aged 30 years. Her calm and Christian-like resignation to the will of her Heavenly Father in the trying hour of death, together with her previous views of religion is a considerable consolation to her family and friends, and affords them an assurance her soul now rest in peace.

Thursday 11 March 1841, Issue 3928 - Gale Document No. Y3200672118
Crediton, Devon - To be Let, (from the 25th day of March instant, by Tender) for such Terms as shall be agreed upon, all that desirable and eligibly situated Estate, called Higher Davids Land, Situated in the Parish of Crediton, comprising a good Farm House, Pound-house, Slaughter-house and other necessary Outhouses; about 2 Acres of Orchard, 4 Acres of Meadow, and 14 Acres of Arable Land, now is in the possession of MR PHILIP STONE, the Owner.
The Premises are in good repair, and the Land very prime and in a high state of cultivation. The Property is most conveniently situate, being near the Copplestone Arms, about 4 miles from Crediton, on the North Devon Road. There will be no objection to letting the Estate to be farmed as an Overland.
For viewing apply to Mr Stone, on the Premises. Tenders will be received on or before the 20th day of March instant by, and particulars of letting given, on application to Mr John Whidbourne, Solicitor, North-Street, Exeter. Dated 1st March, 1841.

Thursday 18 March 1841, Issue 3929 - Gale Document No. Y3200672133
Exeter, Wednesday 17 March
Married - March 13, at Crediton, by the Rev. Edward Rudall, John Mitchell Rose, Esq., of the Firm of Rudall and Rose, London, to SARAH, youngest daughter of the late Rev. JOHN RUDALL, Vicar of Crediton.

Thursday 1 April 1841, Issue 3931 - Gale Document No. Y3200672164
Exeter, Wednesday 31 March
Died - March 25, at Trobridge, GILES, son of JOHN YARDE, Esq., aged three months.

Thursday 29 April 1841, Issue 3935 - Gale Document No. Y3200672222
Exeter, Wednesday 28 April
Married - April 22, at Shebbear, by the Rev. P. D. Foulkes, Mr GEO. BRAUND, draper, Crediton, to Mary, second daughter of Mr Lewis Braund, of the former parish.

Died - At Crediton, on the 24th instant, MRS HOPPER, much respected and deservedly lamented by her family and friends.

Thursday 6 May 1841, Issue 3936 - Gale Document No. Y3200672236
Crediton, Devon - to be Sold in Fee, either together or in Two Lots, as may be determined on at the time of Sale, all that old established Public House, called The King's Arms Inn, and the Dwelling House adjoining, situate on Bowden Hill, in the Town of Crediton, and now in the several occupations of MR JAMES CLEAVE, and MR BERRY, as Tenants thereof.
For which purpose an Auction will be held at the King's Arms Inn aforesaid, on Wednesday the Nineteenth day of May next, precisely at 5 o'clock in the Afternoon. Further Particulars may be known of Messrs. Medland and Francis, Solicitors, Crediton.
Dated 20th April, 1841.

Thursday 6 May 1841, Issue 3936 - Gale Document No. Y3200672237
Exeter, Wednesday 5 May
Married - At Blandford on the 5th inst., by the Rev. H. T. Parker, FRANCIS EDWARD SMITH, Esq., of Crediton to Sophia, only daughter of Septimus Smith, Esq., of Blandford.

Thursday 1 July 1841, Issue 3944 - Gale Document No. Y3200672350
Exeter, Wednesday 30 June
Married - On Saturday the 19th inst, at Witherley, by the Rev. Edward Power, EDWARD DAVY, Esq. of Fordton, near Crediton, in this County, to Annette, eldest daughter of Captain Weaver, of Atterton, near Atherstone, Warwickshire.

Thursday 23 September 1841, Issue 3956 - Gale Document No. Y3200672509
Notice - All Persons indebted to the Estate of MR JAMES ROBERTS, late of Crediton, in Devon, Gentleman, deceased, are forthwith requested to pay the same to the undersigned. And all Persons to whom the said Estate may be indebted, are desired forthwith to send in their Accounts to me the undersigned, that the same may be approved of and discharged.
Peter Blagdon, Crediton. Dated 13th September 1841.

Thursday 14 October 1841, Issue 3959 - Gale Document No. Y3200672556
Guildhall
On the complaint of Thos. Doble, an officer of the Commissioners, WM. BROWNING, of Crediton, was fined 1s. and 2s. expenses, for standing with a cart, laden with herrings, in the street. The circumstances were these. Browning had purchased at Crediton, of a person from Clovelly, this load of herrings, intending to sell them there, but the laws by which the market at Crediton is governed, not allowing the practice of regrating, he brought them to this city. The Mayor said that in his mode of selling the fish, it appeared he had offended the laws here, and therefore must submit to penalty, but he (the Mayor) would not stop short of saying, that he fined him most unwillingly, for he did think it of the utmost consequence that persons should be encouraged to come to this city with all kinds of provisions, and that in supplies of this nature a great benefit was rendered to the poor.

Thursday 2 December 1841, Issue 3966 - Gale Document No. Y3200672667
Exeter, Wednesday 1 December
Married - November 26, at Crediton, Mr C. W. H. Clarke, son of Mr Charles Clarke, of Brixham, Merchant, to MISS O. C. JONES, only daughter of Mr Jones, Academy, Crediton

Thursday 23 December 1841, Issue 3969 - Gale Document No. Y3200672715
Exeter, Wednesday 22 December
Birth - December 11, at Crediton, the Lady of W. H. HUGO, Esq., of a daughter.

Thursday 6 January 1842, Issue 3971 - Gale Document No. Y3200672747
Notice is hereby given, That the Copartnership carried on for some time past at Crediton, in the County of Devon, by us, the undersigned JOHN PASLEY LUCKRAFT, MATTHEW WARREN, WILLIAM REANEY, and WILLIAM TAYLOR WARREN, as Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors, under the Firm of "Luckraft, Warren, Reaney, and Warren," was this day dissolved by mutual consent, as from the First Day of October last, so far as regards the said JOHN PASLEY LUCKRAFT only; the Business being now carried on by the said MATTHEW WARREN, WILLIAM REANEY, and WILLIAM TAYLOR WARREN.
Mr Langdon, of Crediton aforesaid, Solicitor, is empowered to discharge and settle all Debts due to and by the said Copartnership concern.
Dated this Twenty-seventh Day of December 1841.
JNO. P. LUCKRAFT, WILLIAM REANEY, MATTHEW WARREN, W. WARREN
Witness to the Signatures of the said John Pasley Luckraft, Matthew Warren, William Reaney, and William Taylor Warren,
John Luckraft, Lieut. Royal Navy.

Thursday 13 January 1842, Issue 3972 - Gale Document No. Y3200672765
Crediton, Devon - Desirable Public House, Several Cottages and Gardens, and a Small Orchard for Sale.
To be Sold by Auction, at the Plymouth Inn, in Crediton, on Monday the 24th day of January instant, at Five o'clock in the Afternoon, by Mr William Vowler, Auctioneer, the Fee Simple and Inheritance of an in the under-mentioned desirable Property situate in Dean Street, in the Town of Crediton aforesaid.
Lot 1. All that old-established Public House, called the Plymouth Inn, with the Brewhouse, (in which is a Lead Pump affording a constant supply of water), two Cellars, and a Store Room thereto belonging, and two Gardens adjoining.
Lot 2. Three Cottages, adjoining Lot 1, together with a garden thereto belonging, in the several occupations of JOHN WOLLACOTT, SAMUEL MORTIMORE, and ABRAHAM YEOMAN.
Lot 3. A Cottage, with the Garden adjoining and in front thereof, in the occupation of WILLIAM GORRIN.
Lot 4. A Cottage adjoining Lot 3, with the Garden behind the same, in the occupation of JOHN BENELLICK.
Lot 5. A Cottage with Two Gardens thereto adjoining and belonging, in the occupation of JOHN THORNE.
Lot 6. A Cottage and Two Gardens adjoining, in the occupation of JAMES SAUNDERS.
Lot 7. A Courtlage, Stable, and Building adjoining, with Lofts over, in the occupation of MARTHA TUCKER.
Lot 8. A Small but very desirable Orchard surrounded with a Wall, and situate behind Lot 7 in the occupation of MATHEW HERRING.
The several Lots may be viewed by applying to Mr James Burrington, in Dean Street aforesaid, and further particulars may be obtained at the Office of Messrs. Smith, Solicitors, Crediton. 6th January, 1842.

Thursday 17 February 1842, Issue 3977 - Gale Document No. Y3200672849
Exeter, Wednesday 16 February
Birth - February 13, at Crediton, MRS J. NEWCOMBE, draper, of a daughter.

Thursday 10 March 1842, Issue 3980 - Gale Document No. Y3200672897
Exeter, Wednesday 9 March
Married - This morning, at Crediton, by the Rev. S. Rowe, Mr John Wider Westaway, of Cheltenham, chemist, son of Mr Wm. Westaway, late of this city, to SARAH, daughter of the late MR AMERY, of the former place.

Thursday 7 April 1842, Issue 3984 - Gale Document No. Y3200672948
Eloped from his Master, Mr FRANCIS LEE, Denbury, Crediton, on Wednesday Evening, or early on Thursday Morning last, JOHN YELLAND, his Parish Apprentice, aged 17 years, about 5 feet 4 inches high, slightly built, rather marked with the small pox. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated April 2nd, 1842.

Thursday 7 April 1842, Issue 3984 - Gale Document No. Y3200672949
Exeter, Wednesday 6 April
Birth - On the 5th instant, at Crediton, the wife of FRANCIS EDWARD SMITH, Esq., of a son.

Death - March 29, at Moor, Crediton, aged 71, after a short and distressing illness, SARAH, the beloved with of PHILIP FRANCIS Esq. His bereavement is severely lamented by her many relatives and friends who experienced her truly good and charitable life and the practice by her of every Christian virtue, and her loss will be deplored by a grateful poor who partook of her bounty.

Thursday 28 April 1842, Issue 3986 - Gale Document No. Y3200672996
Crediton, Devon - To be Sold in Fee, by Auction, at the London Inn, in Crediton, on Thursday, the 5th day of May next, at Six o'Clock in the Evening, in one or two lots, as may be agreed on, all those Three Cottages, with the Gardens thereto belonging, situate near St. Lawrence's Green, and at the Western entrance to the town of Crediton aforesaid, in the several occupation of JOHN ATWILL, THOMAS ROBEER, and HENRY HOWARD.
Also, all that very desirable Orchard, with the small Field adjoining, situate behind the said Cottages, and containing together 1A. 0R. 15P., in the occupation of MR JOHN LEE.
To view the Premises, apply at the Cottages, and for further particulars at the Office of Messrs. Smith, Solicitors, Crediton.
Crediton, April 20th, 1842.

Thursday 28 April 1842, Issue 3986 - Gale Document No. Y3200673000
Exeter, Wednesday 27 April
Died - April 21, of decline, aged 23, EDWARD, second son of MR RICHARD BROWNE, of Dunscombe, Crediton.

Died - On Sunday last, at Crediton, ANN, only surviving sister of JOHN SILLIFANT, Esq., of Coombe, at the age of 74.

Thursday 23 June 1842, Issue 3994 - Gale Document No. Y3200673123
At the Council Meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society, on Wednesday last, C. A. Knight, Esq., of Symonds Bath, Exmoor, was elected a Governor, and MR W. H. PRICMAN, of Uton Barton, Crediton, a member of the society.

Thursday 14 July 1843, Issue 3997 - Gale Document No. Y3200673170
Exeter, Wednesday 13 July
Married - July 11th, at Crediton, by the Rev. J. Deans, Mr William Wreford, ironmonger, of this city, to MARY, third daughter of the late MR THOMAS LUXMOORE, serge-maker, Crediton.

Thursday 11 August 1842, Issue 4001 - Gale Document No. Y3200673227
Crediton - Newly-Built Freehold Dwelling Houses, (Land-Tax Redeemed, ) and Qualifications for North Devon.
To be Sold by Auction, at the Ship Hotel, in Crediton, on Tuesday the 30th day of August instant, at the hour of 5 in the Evening, the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of the following Desirable Dwelling-Houses, Gardens, & Premises, situate in the East Town of Crediton, either together, in the undermentioned, or such other Lots as shall be determined on at the Auction, viz:- In Queen's Place, East Street.
Lot 1. A Dwelling-House, with Garden in front, and Courtlage behind, now occupied by WILLIAM HOLSGROVE, As Tenant.
Lot 2. Another Dwelling-House, Garden, and Courtlage adjoining, and similar to the lat Lot, occupied by JOSEPH BURRIDGE.
Lot 3. A similar Dwelling-House, Garden, and Courtlage, adjoining the last, and occupied by RICHARD STONE.
Lot 4. A Dwelling-House, Garden and Courtlage adjoining and like the last Lot, occupied by ELIAS WARREN.
Lot 5. A Dwelling-House, Garden and Premises adjoining, and similar to the last, occupied by JOHN HUNT.
Lot 6. The like Dwelling-House, Garden, and Premises, occupied by WILLIAM TONKIN.
Lot 7. Another Dwelling-House, Garden, and Premises, similar to the former, occupied by ROBERT SHOPLAND.
Lot 8. A similar Dwelling-House, Garden, and Premises, occupied by WIDOW DUNN.
In East Street:-
Lot 9. A convenient Dwelling-House, consisting of a good sized Parlour, Kitchen, 4 Bed-rooms, Garden, Courtlage, and Outhouses, now occupied by MRS WARD.
Lot 10. An equally commodious Dwelling-House, and Premises, adjoining the last lot, and including a Stable, now occupied by MR TOMB.
Lot 11. An excellent Dwelling-House, consisting of a Parlour, Drawing-Room, 4 Bed-rooms, Kitchen, Outhouses, and Garden, now occupied by MRS CARTER.
All the before-mentioned Dwelling-Houses and Premises have been recently and most substantially built, are in a perfect state of repair, and respectably Tenanted. To view the same, apply to MR THOMAS WARD, Coach Builder, Crediton; and further particulars may be known of him, of Mr Joseph Ward, Coach Builder, Parish-street, Exeter. or of Mr Tanner, Solicitor, Crediton.
Crediton, August 3rd, 1842.

Thursday 3 November 1842, Issue 4013 - Gale Document No. Y3200673422
Crediton, 1st November 1842
HENRY LEAR, Road Contractor, Crediton, having taken to Repair for a term of Ten Years, the Northern Division of the Turnpike Trust, begs to inform those Gentlemen of the neighbourhood who may have New Roads, Carriage Drives, Excavations, &c., &c., to be performed, that he would be happy to do it either by Contract or Superintend the same on Moderate Terms.
Plans, Leveling, Sections, and Estimates Prepared.

West End House, High-Street, Crediton.
GEORGE BRAUND Respectfully informs his Friends and the Public that his Stock is now replete with every useful article adapted to the present Season; consisting of Merinoes, Orleans, Prints, Lambswool and other Shawls, Blankets, Blanketings, Sheetings, Welsh and other Flannels, &c., &c.
G.B. in drawing the attention of his country friends, submits the following list of articles, which he has purchased for service, and warrants for durability:- Hats, Cloths, Kerseymeres, Waistcoatings, Cords, Fustains, Brins, Dowlasses,s Calicoes, Umbrellas, extra stout Stockings, Gloves of all useful descriptions, &c., &c.
N.B. - Genuine Teas, Coffee, &c. of superior flavour.
A Vacancy for a respectable Youth as an Apprentice, who will be treated as one of the family.
October 27, 1842.

Thursday 17 November 1842, Issue 4015 - Gale Document No. Y3200673454
Exeter, Wednesday 16 November
Married - Yesterday (Tuesday), at Crediton, by the Rev. Samuel Rowe, Vicar, the Rev. John Phillip Hugo, Vicar of Exminster, in this county, and Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, to MARIA CLEAVE, second daughter of the late JOHN SMITH, Esq., of Crediton.

Died - November 14, at Crediton, at the house of his son-in-law, Mr Wm. Vowler, suddenly, while at dinner, MR RICHARD BROWNE, of Dunscombe, in that Parish. The deceased was 56 years of age, and one of the worthiest and most upright among men. Mr Browne possessed great intelligence, a cool and sound judgment, and his counsel and advice were ever of the highest value. By all who knew him, he was beloved and greatly esteemed, and these, with his bereaved widow and family, have to mourn an irreparable loss.

Thursday 1 December 1842, Issue 4017 - Gale Document No. Y3200673491
Notice
All Persons indebted to, or having any claims on, the Estate of MR RICHARD BROWNE, late of Dunscombe, in Crediton, Devon, Gentleman, deceased, are respectively requested forthwith to pay the amount of their debts, and to transmit particulars of their claims to Mr Chas. Rawling, Solicitor to the Executors.
14 Northernhay-street, Exeter, 29th November 1842.

Thursday 15 December 1842, Issue 4019 - Gale Document No. Y3200673530
Exeter, Wednesday 14 December
Married - On Wednesday last, at Crediton, by the Rev. S. Rowe, John, second son of William Tuckett, Esq., of Stockleigh Pomeroy, to Ann, only daughter of the late Mr Wm. Strong, of Thorverton.

Thursday 9 March 1843, Issue 4031 - Gale Document No. Y3200673724
Uford, near Crediton, Devon
To be Let, by Tender, for a Term of 10 Years, from Michaelmas next, determinable by either party at 3, 5 or 7, all that very desirable Messuage, Farm and Lands, commonly called Hill Farm, Consisting of a good Farm House, and all convenient Out-buildings; and about 250 Acres (more or less) of Orchard, Meadow, Arable and Pasture Land, parts of several tenements called Hill, Martin's, Goulds and Neopardy, situate at Uford, in the parish of Crediton, now in the possession of MR THOMAS LEE, as Tenant.
For viewing the Premises, apply to the Tenant, or to Mr William Clarke, of Nomansland, near Shobrook Park; and for particulars and terms to Messrs Cross and Bond, Solicitors, Crediton, to whom sealed Tenders are to be delivered on or before the 25th day of March, 1843.

Thursday 6 July 1843, Issue 4047 - Gale Document No. Y3200673984
Freehold Dwelling Houses in Crediton
For Sale, in Fee, by Auction, at the White Swan Inn, in Crediton, on Thursday, the 6th day of July next, at Five o'clock in the Afternoon, the undermentioned desirable Property, in the following or such other Lots as may be agreed upon at the time of Sale:-
Lot 1. Two new brick-built Dwelling Houses, pleasantly situated adjoining Rolles Parade, within a few minutes'' walk of the Church and Market, having a southern aspect front a Meadow, and each House has a Verandah and small Garden; and comprises Dining and Drawing-rooms, five Bedrooms, Water-closet, Kitchen, Larder, Wash-house and all convenient Offices. These Premises were substantially built about three years since, and are fit for the immediate reception of small genteel families. There is an excellent Free Grammar School in the Town.
Lot 2. A Dwelling house, having a good Shop in front, with convenient Outhouses and Garden behind, situate in the western part of the High-street of Crediton, now in the occupation of MR JOHN ANDREWS, as tenant thereof.
And also a Dwelling House, Garden and Stable adjoining, now in the occupation of MR ROBERT GRIBBLE.
Lot 3. Two Dwelling Houses adjoining Lot 2, the one fronting the street, now in the occupation of JOHN LUCAS, and the other behind, in the occupation of SAMUEL MUDGE.
Lot 4. Five brick-built Cottages, situate adjoining and behind Lot 3, with a Courtlage, in the respective occupations of JOHN LOCK, JAMES CONEYBEARE, THOMAS THORNE, SAMUEL CONEYBEARE, and GEORGE WARREN.
The Property may be viewed on application to Mr John Channon; and any further particulars obtained at the Office of Mr Pring, Solicitor, Crediton. Dated June 15th, 1843.

Thursday 24 August 1843, Issue 4054 - Gale Document No. Y3200674121
Accident - As EDW. DAVY, Esq., of Fordton, was (with some other friends) out on a pic-nic excursion, on crossing a bridge in the country he accidentally fell and bruised and cut himself severely, though we are happy to state not dangerously; he is now quickly recovering.

Thursday 11 January 1844, Issue 4071 - Gale Document No. Y3200674473
Devon County Sessions - Sentence of Prisoners
Imprisoned a Fortnight, Hard Labour and Solitary - Samuel Goodhind, 27, stealing on the 11th of November, at Crediton, a firkin and six quarts of cider, the property of WILLIAM HENRY PRICKMAN.

Thursday 15 February 1844, Issue 4082 - Gale Document No. Y3200674552
Exeter, Wednesday 14 February
Died - February 9, at Crediton, THOMAS HUGO, Esq., M.D., aged 81.

Died - On the 8th instant, at the house of her son, North-street, in this city, MRS PRICKMAN, relict of the late MR WILLIAM PRICKMAN, of Crediton, aged 89.


Thursday 22 February 1844, Issue 4083 - Gale Document No. Y3200674569
Caution to Agriculturists - On Tuesday morning last MR LEE, Neopardy Farm, Crediton, met with a heavy loss of Cattle, from four bullocks dying in a sudden & singular manner, and without any cause that Mr Lee could assign. Fearing it might be some malign disorder, Mr Reed, veterinary surgeon, was immediately sent for. A few of the most marked symptoms being stated to him, he gave it as his decided opinion, that the cause of death was some narcotic vegetable poison acting on the brain and nervous system. There were no premonitory symptoms observed; only a few minutes before death they were observed eating straw greedily, when all at once they were seized with vertigo, and a turning round, would then reel backward, fall down and die; in fact, all the symptoms of acute apoplexy were evinced in each. On searching the contents of the stomachs the cause was evident in all, a vast quantity of the Common Yew, (Tuxus Baccata,) was found commixed with the other food. On opening the cranium or skull, the membranes of the brain presented a very congested state, thus proving the poison's chief seat of action is on the brain and nervous system, producing symptoms simulating apoplexy. There are cases on record in which this acro-narcotic vegetable poison has been eaten with impunity; other cases are again recorded in which direful effects follow. Mr Lee had only a few days before cut down a Yew Tree, and two or three of the faggots were accidently left where the animals had free access, and being for some time deprived of green fodder, they ate it with great avidity. Full particulars will appear in the April number of the "Veterinarian."

Thursday 29 February 1844, Issue 4084 - Gale Document No. Y3200674582
Notice.
All Persons having any Claim or Demand on the Estate of THOMAS HUGO, late of Crediton, in the County of Devon, Esquire, Surgeon, deceased, are requested to transmit the Particulars thereof forthwith to Messrs. Smith, Solicitors, Crediton, that the same may be Examined and Discharged; and all Persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to pay their respective Debts to the said Messrs. Smith. Dated 26th February, 1844.

Thursday 4 April 1844, Issue 4090 - Gale Document No. Y3200674654
Crediton, Devon
To be Sold by Public Auction at the Ship Inn, Crediton, on Wednesday, the First day of May next, at Six o'Clock in the Evening, the Fee-simple and Inheritance of and in all that most desirable Orchard, known by the name of "Phillips's Orchard," together with a capital pound-house and Cellar therein; and also the Site whereon lately stood a Dwelling-house. All which Premises are most eligibly situated on the south-side of Saint Lawrence's Green, in the Town of Crediton aforesaid. Are now in the occupation of MR JOHN SAUNDERS, as Tenant thereof; and contain, by estimation, Two Acres (more or less). The Land-Tax is Redeemed. For viewing the Premises, apply to the Tenant, and for further particulars to Messrs. Smith, Solicitors, Crediton.
Crediton, 2nd April 1844.

Thursday 2 May 1844, Issue 4094 - Gale Document No. Y3200674723
Crediton, Devon
To be Let by Tender, from Michaelmas next, for a Term of Ten Years, determinable at 3, 5 or 7, all that very desirable Estate, called Court Barton. Consisting of a capital Messuage and Dwelling-house, with all convenient Farm Buildings, and about 230 Acres (more or less,) of fine Orchard, Meadow, Arable and Pasture Land, in a high state of cultivation, situate at Venny Tedburn, in the parish of Crediton, and now in the possession of MR THOMAS WHITE as Tenant.
For viewing the Premises apply to Mr White, at Court Barton, and for particulars and Terms, to Mr Bond, Solicitor, Crediton; to whom Tenders in writing are to be sent or delivered on or before the 25th day of May next.
N.B. The setter does not bind himself to accept the highest Tender. Dated Crediton, April 25th, 1844.

Thursday 9 May 1844, Issue 4095 - Gale Document No. Y3200674744
Exeter, Wednesday 8 May
Married - May 8,, at Newton St. Cyres, by the Rev. G. T. Carwithen, MR RICHARD BROWNE, of Dunscombe Farm, Crediton, to Miss Ann Cade, daughter of Mr Wm. Cade, Creedy Barton, of the former place.

Thursday 16 May 1844, Issue 4096 - Gale Document No. Y3200674762
Turnip Seed for Sale
WILLIAM BROCK, Westwood Farm, Crediton, Devon, Begs to submit to his Friends and the Public in general, that he has For Sale, a few Bushels of Swede Seed, from his own selected Planted Roots of Swede Turnips, the growth of 1843; which he would recommend to all growers of Swede Turnips as a first-rate quality, - and especially to those who never proved his Seeds.
All Orders (post-paid) will be punctually attended to as heretofore. Dated Westwood, 14th May, 1844.

Thursday 16 May 1844, Issue 4096 - Gale Document No. Y3200674760
Exeter, Wednesday 15 May
Birth - May 10th, at Crediton, the wife of MR JOHN WILLIAMS, of twin daughters.

Married - May 11, at Crediton, Mr Joseph Raddon, to Miss Mary Ann Hutchings, both of this city.

Thursday 6 June 1844, Issue 4100 - Gale Document No. Y3200674813
Crediton - Lost, Stolen or Strayed, about a fortnight since a Young Setter Bitch, marked with White and Black spots, answers to the Name of Flora. Whoever will bring the same to MR HARRIS, Chapple Downs, shall receive One Sovereign Reward.
Dated Chapple Downs, June 4th, 1844.

Thursday 20 June 1844, Issue 4102 - Gale Document No. Y3200674851
On the 11th instant, at the Guildhall, JOHN LOCKE, in the service of MRS ELIZABETH RUDALL, of Crediton, carrier, and THOMAS COLE, her son-in-law, appeared to answer a charge preferred by the lessee of turnpike tolls, of evasion of toll; also of an assault on George Badcock, the collector of tolls at the Red Cow Gate. Mr George Wm. Turner, attended on the part of the defendants. With respect to Cole, it appeared his share in the offence alleged, was forcibly passing the gate, which Badcock, on a dispute occurring, had closed against them. This Mr Turner contended, and the Bench concurred with him, no toll collector has a right to do, - he has the power of distraining on the spot, but he must not shut up the highway. Consequently the summons as against him was dismissed, but Locke being convicted, was fined 10s. and expenses.

Thursday 4 July 1844, Issue 4104 - Gale Document No. Y3200674886
Exeter, Wednesday 3 July
Married - June 20, by the Rev. Robert Cross, P. FRANCIS, jun., Esq., of Moor, Crediton, Devon, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late John Bult, Esq., of Dodhill House, Kingstone, Somersetshire.

Married - June 6th, at St. George's Church, Canada, by the Rev. Mr. Pope, MR BENJAMIN LUXMOORE, eldest son of the late MR BENJAMIN LUXMOORE, of Crediton, in this county, to Eliza, younger daughter of Mr Brooks, R.N.

Thursday 11 July 1844, Issue 4105 - Gale Document No. Y3200674902
Exeter, Wednesday 10 July
Married - On the 27th ult., at St. Pancras Church, London, by the Rev. R. B. Paul, RICHARD ROWE, Esq., of Crediton, to Miss Jones, of Graton-street, Fitzroy-square.

Thursday 8 August 1844, Issue 4109 - Gale Document No. Y3200674982
Exeter, Wednesday 7 August
Married - August 1, at Trinity Church, Exeter, by the Rev. John Philip Hugo, Vicar of Exminster, JOHN GEORGE SMITH, Esq., of Crediton, to Emma, relict of the late Francis Brewin, Esq. and daughter of the late Rev. John Saville, of Colchester.

A fatal accident lately occurred to MR PHILIP MARRACK, Supervisor of Excise, stationed at Crediton, who was picked up on the road near Bow by two Farmers returning home from Exeter Fair, in an insensible state and bleeding behind the head, occasioned by his falling off his horse, through 'tis supposed fatigue and excessive heat of the weather. The horse was a most docile animal, and was standing by its rider's side when found. A Coroner's Inquest has been held on the body, and a verdict of Accidental Death returned.

Thursday 22 August 1844, Issue 4111 - Gale Document No. Y3200675020
Exeter, Wednesday 21 August
Died - August 12, at Bideford, aged 78, MRS YARDE, relict of the late JOHN YARDE, of Trowbridge, near Crediton.

Thursday 5 September 1844, Issue 4113 - Gale Document No. Y3200675057
Exeter, Wednesday 4 September
Died - August 20th, at Crediton, after a short illness, FRANCES, the beloved wife of MR GEORGE WEBBER, silversmith, in the 43rd year of her age.

Thursday 12 September 1844, Issue 4114 - Gale Document No. Y3200675074
Exeter, Wednesday 11 September
Married - September 3, at Crediton, by the Rev. Samuel Rowe, Vicar, MR JOHN BACKWELL, to ELIZABETH, the eldest daughter of MR SAMUEL BACKWELL, both of that place.

Thursday 19 December 1844, Issue 4128 - Gale Document No. Y3200675304
Devon and Exeter Winter Assize
ROBERT TAPP, 21, pleaded guilty to a charge of having on the 14th of November last, at Crediton, stolen four iron wedges, the property of ANN SKINNER.

Thursday 23 January 1845, Issue 4133 - Gale Document No. Y3200675378
Crediton - On Monday last, a Meeting of the Governors of the Church took place here, to elect a new member of their body in the room of Richard Hippisley Tuckfield, Esq., lately deceased. MR PETER BLAGDON, of Crediton, was proposed by J. Hippisley, Esq., as a fit person to succeed his father in that office, and was declared duly elected.

Exeter, Wednesday 22 January
Died - On the 17th instant, aged 22, deeply regretted and beloved by all who knew him, EDWIN, second son of MR WILLIAM SEARLE, chemist and druggist, Crediton.

Thursday 30 January 1845, Issue 4134 - Gale Document No. Y3200675395
Exeter, Wednesday 29 January
Married - On Saturday, January 25th, at Crediton, by the Rev. S. Rowe, Mr W. T. Bowcher, of this city, to MARGARET ANN, second daughter of MR CHARLES BOOTH, of the former place.

Died - On the 20th inst., at Crediton, SARAH, the beloved wife of JOHN FRANCIS, Esq., after a protracted illness, borne with Christian patience and meek resignation to the divine will. Her end was peace.

Thursday 13 March 1845, Issue 4140 - Gale Document No. Y3200675500
Exeter, Wednesday 12 March
Died - March 5th, at Crediton, at an advanced age, SUSANNA, relict of the REV. JOHN RUDALL, Vicar of that parish.

Died - On the 25th ult., ELIZABETH L. S. NICKELS, the wife of MR WM. NICKELS, Prospect Cottage, Crediton, aged 68. She was a most affectionate wife and a tender mother, and deeply regretted by all who knew her, - leaving a husband and 13 children to lament her loss.

Thursday 3 April 1845, Issue 4143 - Gale Document No. Y3200675545
Notice is Hereby Given, that the Partnership lately subsisting between us the undersigned EDWIN EMPSON and HERMAN BOERHAAVE HOLMAN, at Crediton, in the County of Devon, as Surgeons & Apothecaries, under the Firm of "Messrs. Empson and Holman" was Dissolved on the 25th day of March instant, by the expiration of our Articles of Partnership. As witness our hands this 28th day of March, in the Year of our Lord, 1845.
Edwin Empson,
H.B. Holman
Witness to the Signature of both parties, Thomas Geo. Bond, Solicitor, Crediton

Thursday 24 April 1845, Issue 4146 - Gale Document No. Y3200675600
Exeter, Wednesday 23 April
Birth - April 16, at Crediton, the Lady of C. HAINWORTH, Esq., of a son.

Thursday 8 May 1845, Issue 4141 - Gale Document No. Y3200675632
Exeter, Wednesday 7 May
Married - April 29, at Exeter, Mr Francis Brown, yeoman, of Sandford, to MISS EMILY HAYDON, of Crediton.

Died - May 3, at Trobridge House, Crediton, to the great grief of her parents - aged 11 months - SIBELLA HARRIETT YARDE, daughter of JOHN YARDE, Esq., of that place.

Died - May 4, at Bath, MRS TRIPE, eldest daughter of the late MR POLLARD, ironmonger, &c., of Crediton, after a long and painful illness.

Thursday 12 June 1845, Issue 4146 - Gale Document No. Y3200675715
Among the gentlemen who passed their examination at the Incorporated Law Society in Chancery-lane, on the 3rd inst., we have great pleasure in observing the name f MR JOHN T. PRING, sons of THOMAS RPING, Esq., of Crediton, Solicitor.

Thursday 19 June 1845, Issue 4147 - Gale Document No. Y3200675731
Exeter, Wednesday 18 June
Birth - On the 13th instant, at the Manor House, Crediton, MRS JOHN GEORGE SMITH, of a son.

Thursday 26 June 1845, Issue 4148 - Gale Document No. Y3200675754
A most distressing accident occurred which terminated fatally with the death of MR WM. PEARCE, Miller, Gunstone Mills, on Saturday afternoon last. Mr Pearce was as usual leaving home in his gig (with his little boy 4 years old), for the purpose of attending the Crediton Market. Mrs Pearce was also to have accompanied them, but not being quite ready caused a temporary delay, the horse became rather restive and on starting moved backwards, Mr Pearce immediately jumped out of the gig and took the horse by the head, but it continued backing, and at last forced a rail which was placed for the security of passengers against that part of the mill stream where the waste water flows. Almost instantaneously the horse and gig together with the child was precipitated to the depth of about ten or eleven feet, and it is supposed Mr Pearce holding the reins firmly was dragged after, he was picked up several feet from the vehicle in an apparently lifeless state, but eventually so far recovered himself as to be enabled with assistance to walk to the House. Medical aid was speedily procured but it was evident the fracture was of a most dangerous nature, he lingered till about 2 o'clock on Tuesday morning, when he expired. Most providentially the little boy escaped with only a few trifling bruises. An inquest was held on Monday, before J. Partridge, Esq., when a verdict of Accidental Death was returned. During the enquiry, and whilst giving his evidence, MR SAMPSON, a Smith, fell apparently lifeless on the floor, he was taken to his house and medical aid rendered: we hear he is doing well.

Thursday 3 July 1845, Issue 4149 - Gale Document No. Y3200675772
Whereas a Fiat in Bankruptcy, bearing date the 23rd day of June, 1845, is awarded and issued forth against WILLIAM COLEMAN, of Crediton, in the County of Devon, Victualler, and he being declared a bankrupt, is hereby required to surrender himself to Montague Baker Bere, Esquire, Commissioner of Her Majesty's Court of Bankruptcy for the Exeter District, on the 8th day of July inst., at Eleven of the Clock in the forenoon precisely, and on the 7th day of August next, at one of the Clock in the afternoon precisely, at the Court of Bankruptcy, in Paul Street, in the City of Exeter, and make a full discovery and disclosure of his Estate and Effects, when and where the Creditors are to come prepared to prove their debts; and at the first sitting to choose Assignees, and, at the last sitting the said Bankrupt is required to finish his Examination. All persons indebted to the said Bankrupt, or that have any of his Effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr Francis Hernaman, Gandy Street, Exeter, the Official Assignee, whom the Commissioner has appointed, and give notice to Messrs. Davies and Son, Solicitors, Warwick Street, London: Mr Francis, Solicitor, Crediton; or Mr John Stogdon, Solicitor, Exeter.

Thursday 10 July 1845, Issue 4150 - Gale Document No. Y3200675787
Exeter, Wednesday 9 July
Birth - July 5th, at Crediton, the lady of the REV. JAMES DEANS, of a son.

Died - July 8th, at Crediton, ARUNDEL PHILLIPS HUGO, Esq., aged 35, after a very long and painful illness.

Died - July 3rd, at Crediton, MRS MARY RUDMAN, aged 71.

Thursday 24 July 1845, Issue 4152 - Gale Document No. Y3200675804
Exeter, Wednesday 23 July
Birth - July 21, at Crediton, the Lady of FRANCIS EDWARD SMITH, Esq., of a son.

Thursday 14 August 1845, Issue 4155 - Gale Document No. Y3200675841
Court of Bankruptcy for the Exeter District - Before Mr Commissioner Bere.
COLMAN's Bankruptcy. Thursday was the day for the last examination. The bankrupt had kept a public house at Crediton. An order of affiliation was some time since obtained against him at the Guildhall in this city, about which time the bankrupt left Crediton, and has not since been heard of. A fiat was subsequently issued against him. Mr Stogdon today said nothing had been heard of him: there were some assets, and a small dividend would be paid. The bankrupt not appearing at three o'clock, was proclaimed.

Thursday 18 September 1845, Issue 4160 - Gale Document No. y3200675928
Crediton - To be Sold by Auction by Mr James Thomas, at the Ship Inn, in Crediton, on Monday, the 29th day of September instant, at 6 o'clock in the Afternoon, Six Freehold Dwelling houses, Productive Walled Garden and Premises, situate in Park-street, Crediton, either together or in the following Lots, viz:-
Lot 1. All those Three Dwelling Houses, with the Garden and Premises, in the several occupations of STEPHEN FERRIS, MARK PERKINS, and JAMES CHAMBERLAIN.
Lot 2. All those Three Dwelling Houses and Premises, in the several possessions of SAMUEL HAYMAN, SUSAN FOULKES, and JOHN ELSTON.
The Property may be viewed, and all further information obtained on application to either Mr JOHN POLLARD, Ironmonger, (the Owner), or Mr Medland, Solicitor, Crediton.
Dated 10th September, 1845.

Thursday 27 November 1845, Issue 4170 - Gale Document No. Y3200676074
Exeter, Wednesday 26 November
Birth - November 20, at Moor, Crediton, the wife of P. FRANCIS, jun., Esq. of a daughter.

Thursday 5 February 1846, Issue 4180 - Gale Document No. Y3200676234
Crediton
Eligible Opportunity for Ironmongers.
To be Sold, (under the Trusts of the Will of the late MR JONAS POLLARD, deceased) the Fee-simple and Inheritance of and in the undermentioned Property, Situate in the Town of Crediton, either together or in the following or such other Lots as may be agreed on.
Lot 1. All that desirable Dwelling-House and Premises, comprising a Large Shop, Two Parlours, Diningroom, Kitchen ,Five Bedrooms, Cellars, and Smithy, having an entrance from and fronting both High-street, and North-street, late in the possession of the said JONAS POLLARD, and now of his representatives, and in which the several Trades of Ironmonger, Clock maker, Lock-smith, Brass-founder &c., have been carried on for a series of years. Immediate possession may be had of this Lot, and the Purchaser will be required to take the Stock in Trade, Fixtures, Utensils, and Tools, at a valuation.
Lot 2. A convenient Dwelling House adjoining Lot 1, and fronting High-street, containing a Parlour, Kitchen, and Three Bed-rooms, with Cellar under, late in the occupation of MR LATTENEY, Taylor.
Lot 3. All that Public House, called The Lamb Inn, situate in North-street, and now in the possession of MR WILLIAM BOWDEN, as Tenant thereof.
For which purpose an Auction will be held at the Ship Inn, in Crediton, on Thursday, the 5th day of February next, precisely at 5 o'clock in the Afternoon.
The Property may be viewed, and all other particulars known on application to Mr Medland, Solicitor, Crediton.
N.B. All Persons indebted to the Estate of the said JONAS POLLARD, are requested to pay the amount of their Debts to Mr Medland; and all Persons having any demand thereon, to send the particulars thereof to him. Dated 19th January, 1846.

Thursday 2 April 1846, Issue 4188 - Gale Document No. Y3200676376
Exeter, Wednesday 1 April
Died - March 27th, at Crediton, aged 37, GEO. YARD, Esq., B.A.

Thursday 9 April 1846, Issue 4189 - Gale Document No. Y3200676391
Crediton, Devon
To be Sold at Auction by Order of the Mortgagee in Trust for Sale, by Mr W. Vowler, at the Ship Inn, Crediton, on Monday the20th day of April, 1846, at Two o'Clock in the Afternoon, A Freehold House and Offices, situate in Mill Street, in the Town of Crediton, occupied by MR JOHN MADGE, Smith; consisting of 2 rooms in front, and one to the rear, 3 bed rooms, stable, and wood house behind; smithery and shed adjoining, with a small Courtlage.
For viewing apply to the Tenant; and for further particulars to the Auctioneer, or to Mr Wm. Lambert, Solicitor, The Close, Exeter.

Thursday 30 April 1846, Issue 4192 - Gale Document No. Y3200676434
JOHN SILLIFANT, Esq., of Coombe, has offered to give a sum of £500 towards the erection of a church at Knowle, about four miles to the wet of the town, (and within the parish) of Crediton, on condition of the Crediton Church Corporation advancing a sufficient sum to complete the building. It is stated that no answer has yet been returned to this munificent proposal.

Thursday 18 June 1846, Issue 4199 - Gale Document No. Y3200676542
Crediton - Extensive Blacksmith's Shop, Dwelling House, Cottages, and Premises; Near the Intended Crediton Railway Station.
To be Sold by Auction, at the White Hart Inn, in Crediton, on Monday, the 29th day of June inst., at the hour of Five in the Evening, the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of the undermentioned commodious Premises, Situate near the Crediton Railway Station, and adjoining the Turnpike Road, leading from the town of Crediton to Exeter, either together, in the following, or such other Lots as shall be determined on at the Auction, viz.
Lot 1. The Dwelling House and large Blacksmith's Shop and Garden, now occupied by MR JONATHAN PERKKINS, Blacksmith.
Lot 2. Three newly-built Cottages, situate nearly opposite the last lot, and now tenanted by WILLIAM MORRISH, JOHN BISHOP, and ROBERT ELSTHORP.
On Lot 1, the business of a Blacksmith in all its branches has been carried on for upwards of 60 years, and possession can be given to suit the convenience of the purchaser.
To view apply to the Tenants, and for further information to Mr Tanner, Solicitor, Crediton.
Crediton, June 11th, 1846.

Thursday 30 July 1846, Issue 4205 - Gale Document No. Y3200676648
Fatal Accident - An accident of a mot melancholy nature has just occurred in the family of THOMAS PRING, Esq., of Fordton House, near Crediton. His eldest son, MR JOHN PRING, having occasion to descend a ladder leading from the hayloft to the stable, carrying a loaded gun, it accidentally went off, lodging the contents in his side, thereby causing immediate death. The distress of his Father and Sisters, who were in Exeter at the time, can better be imagined than described.

Exeter, Wednesday 29 July
Died - On Tuesday the 28th instant, JOHN, eldest son of THOMAS PRING, Esq. of Fordton House, near Crediton. His kindness of heart and affectionate disposition, endeared him to a large circle of relations and friends.

Thursday 17 September 1846, Issue 4212 - Gale Document No. Y3200676767
Exeter, Wednesday 16 September
Married - September 12, at St Michael's Church, Heavitree, by the Rev. Chas. Rookes, Rector of Nymet Rowland, Devon, ELIAS TREMLETT, Esq., late of Priorton, Crediton, to Barbara Eliza, second daughter of the late Robert Rookes, Esq., of Tollards, in this parish.

Thursday 24 September 1846, Issue 4213 - Gale Document No. Y3200676784
Crediton - To be Sold for the residue of a Term of Three Thousand Years, all that old-established and well-accustomed Public House, The Seven Stars Inn, situate in High-street, in the Town of Crediton, and now in the occupation of MR THOMAS COLES, as yearly tenant. For which purpose an Auction will be held on the Premises, on Tuesday the 6th day of October next, at 3 o'clock in the Afternoon.
Mr Coles will shew the Property, and for further particulars, apply to Mr Medland, Solicitor, Crediton.
Dated 21st September 1846.

Thursday 1 October 1846, Issue 4214 - Gale Document No. Y3200676803
Exeter, Wednesday 30 September
Died - September 25, at Crediton, MRS LANGWORTHY, aged 73.

Thursday 15 October 1846, Issue 4216 - Gale Document No. Y3200676836
Notice.
All Persons having Claims or Demands on the Estate of FRANCIS LEE, late of Denbury, in the Parish of Crediton, in the County of Devon, Yeoman, deceased, are requested forthwith to send the particulars to Messrs. Smith, of Crediton, Solicitors to the Executors, and all Persons Indebted to the Estate are requested to Pay such Debts to the said Messrs. Smith.
Dated 10th October, 1846.

Thursday 15 October 1846, Issue 4216 - Gale Document No. Y3200676839
Crediton
One day last week two pair of boots were stolen from the shop of MR MAUNDER, boot and shoe maker. No clue has yet been obtained of the offender.
The Reading Room which was established in the spring of this year, has proved to be of great service to the inhabitants. The benefit of such a place is much felt, by several new members having lately entered their names as subscribers.
The Railway Station, Goods Warehouse, &c., are in rapid progress, notwithstanding the present wet weathe3r, which at times has compelled the masons to desist for a while; no definite period is yet known for the opening of the line between this place and Exeter.
The Creditonians have more than once been annoyed by the noises made by a party of stone masons, who sally forth about the middle of the night, and commence their uproars by shouting and hallooing; last week another of these midnight revels took place, the yells were of the most unearthly description, arousing many an individual from their quiet slumbers. Surely these outrages ought to be put a stop to!

Thursday 29 October 1846, Issue 4218 - Gale Document No. y3200676872
Fatal Accident - On Thursday last, a child of parents of the name of NEWCOMBE, was burnt to death at Crediton, having caught its clothes on fire, while the mother was taking the dinner to her husband, a labouring man; and, on the inquest, a verdict was returned accordingly.

Exeter, Wednesday 28 October
Birth - October 22, at the Manor House, Crediton, MRS JOHN GEORGE SMITH, of a son.

Thursday 5 November 1846, Issue 4219 - Gale Document No. Y3200676889
Exeter, Wednesday 4 November
Died - Monday, November 2, at Hollocombe, near Crediton, MARY ANN, only daughter of D. TREMLETT, Esq., aged 30 years. The deceased was deaf and dumb from her birth.

Thursday 12 November 1846, Issue 4220 - Gale Document No. Y3200676902
Crediton - On Thursday, a poor woman named PUDDICOMBE, living at Crediton, quitted her house for a few minutes, leaving her child, a girl five years old in the kitchen, where there was a fire. On her return she found the infant dreadfully burnt in the arms, legs and face. The child was immediately conveyed in an open cart to the Hospital in this city, but its injuries were so severe that it died in great agony on the following day. An inquest was held on Saturday, and a Verdict of Accidental death returned.

Thursday 3 December 1846, Issue 4223 - Gale Document No. Y3200676952
To Tanners, Crediton, Devon
Valuable Tan-Yard and excellent Dwelling-House to Let.
To Let, for a Term of Years, from Midsummer, 1847, all that spacious Tan-Yard and Premises, with the good Family Dwelling-House and Garden, situate in the Town of Crediton, and now in the occupation of MR JOHN FRANCIS.
The Property offers advantages from its capabilities of carrying on an extensive Trade; for independent of the Beam House and Leather Store, spacious Drying Lofts, and Bark Barns, Stabling, and other Buildings, there are 77 Pits, partly under cover, with movable Pumps, &c.
The connection between Crediton, Bristol and London by the Rail-road, (the Terminus of the Exeter and Crediton Railway being near the Yard,) and the valuable neighboured for collecting Bark, give Crediton superior advantages for carrying on the Tanning Trade. The present Tenant will allow the Property to be seen, and any further information may be obtained by applying to Thomas Melhuish, Esquire, Poughill, near Crediton, or to Mr Mitchell, Solicitor, 25, Southernhay, Exeter.
Exeter, November 27th, 1846.

Thursday 10 December 1846, Issue 4224 - Gale Document No. Y3200676971
Exeter, Wednesday 9 December
Married - At Crediton, on the 3rd instant, by the Rev. S. Rowe, Vicar, MR JOHN COLDRIDGE, currier, to MRS BEER, widow of the late MR BEER, both of Crediton.

Thursday 28 January 1847, Issue 42331 - Gale Document No. Y3200677092
Exeter, Wednesday 27 January
Died - On Sunday the 24th instant, ANN, widow of the late MR CHIRSTOPHER SAUNDERS, of Crediton, aged 84 years - much respected by her family and friends.

Thursday 4 February 1847, Issue 4232 - Gale Document No. Y3200677106
Exeter, Wednesday 3 February
Birth - January 27, at Crediton, the lady of WM. HENRY HUGO, Esq., surgeon, of a daughter.

Thursday 11 February 1847, Issue 4233 - Gale Document No. Y3200677125
Exeter, Wednesday 10 February
Died - January 31, at Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire, aged 35, ANNE, the beloved wife of MR CHARLES BRADDON, surgeon, of that town, and formerly of Crediton, in the County of Devon.

Thursday 4 March 1847, Issue 4236 - Gale Document No. Y3200677171
Exeter, Wednesday 3 March
Died - On Tuesday, at Crediton, MRS BURY, aged 71.

Thursday 22 April 1847, Issue 4244 - Gale Document No. Y3200677282
Exeter, Wednesday 21 April
Died - At Crediton, on the 19th instant, after a short illness, LIEUT. WM. HAYDON, on the half-pay of 9th Regt. of Foot, universally beloved and respected.

Thursday 12 May 1847, Issue 4247 - Gale Document No. Y3200677324
Court of Bankruptcy for the Exeter District
In the case of JOHN BACKWILL, of Crediton, painter and glazier, an insolvent, his Honour, after a long examination of Backwill, said, before this insolvent could be permitted to pass his last examination, he should require a more detailed statement of what had become of the stock in trade; and also the attendance of Mrs Backwill, his mother, to give evidence as to the provisions of the will of his late uncle Mr John Newman, of London, and the interest the insolvent had under it.

Thursday 1 July 1847, Issue 4255 - Gale Document No. Y3200677436
Exeter, Wednesday 30 June
Married - At Crediton, June 29th, by the Rev. Samuel Rowe, Mr Hy. Cade, of Week Farm, Shobrooke, to MISS ELIZABETH COOMBE, of the former place.

Died - June 24, at Crediton, ANN, relict of MR JOSEPH THOMAS, builder and auctioneer, aged 81. The deceased was a most exemplary woman. In all circumstances her course was guided by the principles of honor and integrity, combined with acts of benevolence and liberality towards her poorer fellow creatures not ostentatiously displayed, but distinguished by the pure spirit of Christian charity, enjoying alone the approbation of a silent monitor as a sufficient recompense for her acts of benevolence on the poor oppressed by the hard hands of poverty and want.

Thursday 8 July 1847, Issue 4256 - Gale Document No. Y3200677451
Exeter, Wednesday 7 July
Died - July 1, after a few hours' illness, MR WILLIAM DRAKE, of Four Mills, near Crediton. The deceased was a most respectable tradesman, well known in the markets of this city, in which he was engaged in business on the preceding Friday.

Thursday 15 July 1847, Issue 4257 - Gale Document No. Y3200677464
Exeter, Wednesday 14 July
Married - July 8, at Crediton, by the Rev. S. Rowe, Mr. J. B. Perry, London, to CHARLOTTE, second daughter of MR COULDRIDGE, of the former place.

Died - On the 13th instant, at Binneford Farm, in the Parish of Crediton, MR WM. CORNISH, aged 49 years.

Thursday 22 July 1847, Issue 4258 - Gale Document No. Y3200677478
Notice to Debtors and Creditors
All Persons having any Claims on the Estate of MR WILLIAM DRAKE, late of Four Mills, Crediton, in Devon, Flour Manufacturer, deceased, are forthwith requested to send the same to me the undersigned, that the same may be examined and discharged. And all Persons indebted to the said Estate are forthwith desired to pay the same to Mr G. H. Drake, Solicitor and Proctor, Paul-street, Exeter. Dated 6th July 1847.

Thursday 5 August 1847, Issue 4260 - Gale Document No. Y3200677513
Crediton - To be Sold, by Auction, by Mr Vowler, at the Star Inn, Crediton, on Thursday, the 19th day of August next, (unless previously disposed of by Private Contract, of which due notice will be given) the Fee Simple and Inheritance of Five Dwelling-Houses, With the Garden Ground and Premises, thereto belonging, situate in Mill-street, in the East Town of Crediton and now in the occupation of JOHN KIDWELL (the Owner), and his Tenants. The greater part of the Purchase Money may remain on Security of a Mortgage of the Premises.
The Garden Ground will afford space for the erection of several Cottages; there is an excellent Well of Water; and the Property is in that part of the Town, which is the nearest to the Station of the Exeter and Crediton Railway. To view the Premises, application should be made to Mr Kidwell; and for particulars to Mr Langdon, Solicitor, Crediton.
Dated Crediton, 29th July, 1847.

Thursday 12 August 1847, Issue 4261 - Gale Document No. Y3200677533
Cottage Residence and Land, Crediton, Devon (Land Tax Redeemed.)
For Sale by Auction, at the Ship Inn, Crediton, on Tuesday, the 24th of August instant, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, the Fee-simple of and in a Genteel and Commodious Cottage Residence, called Painton Cottage, together with all necessary domestic Offices, a large Walled Garden, stocked with choice Fruit Trees, and a very productive Orchard thereto adjoining and belonging, situate in the parish and adjoining the Town of Crediton, and now in the occupation of MRS BENT, as Yearly Tenant thereof.
The Premises may be viewed on any day after the 16th inst. on application at the House, between the hours of 9 and 3 and for further particulars apply to Mr J. C. Rowe, Exeter, the Auctioneer, or to Messrs. Geare, Mountord and Geare, Solicitors, Exeter. Dated 1st August, 1847.

Crediton - To be Sold by Auction, under a deed in trust for Sale, by Mr James Thomas, Auctioneer, at the Royal Oak Inn, in Crediton, on Monday the 30th day of August instant, at the hour of 4 in the afternoon, the Fee Simple and inheritance of Two Cottages or Dwelling Houses, Garden and Premises, situate in or near Saint Lawrence's Green, in the town of Crediton, now occupied by MR SAMUEL BODDY, and MR WM. BURRIDGE, as Yearly Tenants.
The Premises may be viewed by permission of the respective Tenants, and further particulars known of the Auctioneer, or of Mr Tanner, Solicitor, Crediton. Dated, August 3rd, 1847.

Thursday 12 August 1847, Issue 4261 - Gale Document No. Y3200677534
Exeter, Wednesday 11 August
Died - August 4, at Crediton, HENRY JOHN, eldest son of MR LEAR, of the same place.

Thursday 16 September 1847, Issue 4266- Gale Document No. Y3200677612
WILLIAM ANSTEY, Deceased.
All Persons who have any claim or demand on the Estate and Effects of WILLIAM ANSTEY, late of Crediton, in the County of Devon, Innkeeper and Baker, Deceased, are requested forthwith to transmit the particulars thereof to MR CHARLES FINCH, of Crediton aforesaid, Maltster; or to MR GEORGE GLANVILLE, of the same place, Grocer, the Executors under his Will. And all Persons indebted to the said Estate are requested immediately to pay such Debts to one of the Executors before named.
Crediton, 13th September 1847.

Thursday 16 September 1847, Issue 4266 - Gale Document No. Y3200677614
White Hart, and Commercial Hotel, Crediton.
J. RUDALL
Begs to return thanks to his numerous Friends for the steady support he has received in his Business as Carrier, for the last 30 Years, and takes the opportunity of acquainting them, that in addition to the same, he has taken and entered upon the well-known Tavern above mentioned, whereby keeping the best of Wines, spirits, and all descriptions of Malt, and other Liquors, united with punctuality and civility in the management of the same, he hopes to obtain his share of Commercial Gentlemen's favours, as well as being honoured by the patronage of distinguished families who may visit or pass through the town of Crediton and begs to add, it shall be his particular study to give all the utmost satisfaction, and which he shall be most anxious to receive.
N.B. - A neat Fly and Horse to Let.
Omnibus as usual every day, except Sundays, to the George and Barnstaple Inns, North Street, Exeter. Leaving Exeter at 5 in the evening, and Crediton at 9 in the morning. Passengers and Parcels booked for all parts of England.

Thursday 30 September 1847, Issue 4268 - Gale Document No. Y3200677646
Exeter, Wednesday 29 September
Married - September 20, at Crediton, by the Rev. S. Rowe, JOHN WREFORD, Esq. of Sistain, in the parish of Zeal Monachorum, to MISS HUGGINS, of the former place.

Thursday 7 October 1847, Issue 4269 - Gale Document No. Y3200677661
Exeter, Wednesday 6 October
Died - On the 1st October, at his brother's, MR F. RUDALL, solicitor, Palace, Crediton, THOMAS RUDALL, Esq., aged 78, who for many years practised as a Solicitor at Clement's Inn, London.

Thursday 21 October 1847, Issue 4271 - Gale Document No. Y3200677692
Exeter, Wednesday 20 October
Married - October 14, at Crediton, by the Rev. S. Rowe, Mr Wm. Cheriton, of Down St. Mary, to MISS MARIANNE BAKER, of the former place.

Thursday 28 October 1847, Issue 4272 - Gale Document No. Y3200677709
Crediton - To be Sold by Auction, by Mr James Thomas, at the Ship Hotel, Crediton, on Saturday the Thirteenth of November next, at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon, the Fee-simple of all that Residence, with the large walled Garden,. Coach-house, and four Stall-stable thereto belonging, situate in East-0street, within five minutes' walk of the Railway station, lately occupied by THOMAS GEORGE BOND, Esq., Solicitor.
The House, which is surrounded by the Garden and well adapted for a Respectable Family, contains Dining and Drawing-rooms, 17 ft by 14ft; Parlour, 15ft by 14ft; five Bed-rooms, Kitchens and other requisite offices. For viewing, apply to Mr Thomas, the Auctioneer; and for further information to Coplestone Cross, Esq., Duryard, near Exeter; to Mr Medland, Solicitor, Crediton, or to Messrs Every and Son, Solicitors, Exeter. Dated 22nd October, 1847.

Thursday 28 October 1847, Issue 4272 - Gale Document No. Y3200677710
Devon County Sessions
Transported Seven Years - GEORGE WELLACOTT, 21, stealing at Crediton, on the 28th of August, 5 preserve jars, the property of JOHN BECK.
Three Weeks Hard Labour, - HENRY RUTLIDGE, 28, stealing at Crediton, on the 15th September, from the shop of GILES HOOKWASY, a loaf of bread, his property.

Thursday 28 October 1847, Issue 4272 - Gale Document No. Y3200677708
The Christian Minister's Reward - The Rev. WM. SNELL, late curate of Kings Lynn, Norfolk, on leaving the town on the death of the incumbent, has been presented with a massive silver teapot, with a suitable inscription accompanied with ak purse of 30 guineas, as a small token of respect and esteem from his late parishioners, for the genuine Christian charity and zeal which has characterised his ministering among them for the last ten years. What makes this tribute of respect the more gratifying to the Rev. Gentleman is, that in it is contained the approbation of all denominations, both Churchmen and Dissenters, who have on the present occasion their religious differences to pay that tribute of respect due to an earnest minister of God's Church, whose actions and ministering were ever marked by the spirit of religious toleration towards all sects. The Rev. Gentleman is a native of Crediton, brother of MR JOHN SNELL, Currier, of that town.

Thursday 11 November 1847, Issue 4274 - Gale Document No. Y3200677739
Crediton - To be Sold by Auction, at the Ship Hotel, in Crediton, on Monday, the 29th day of November next, at the hour of Five in the Afternoon, the Fee-simple and Inheritance of a newly and substantially built Dwelling-House, Now occupied as two distinct Houses, with the Workshops, Outbuildings, and Garden thereto belonging; situate in the East Town of Crediton, and in the possession of MR JOHN DART, Builder, and MR JAMES NORTH, Boot and Shoe-maker.
To view the Premises, apply to Mr John Dart, and further particulars may be known of him, or of Mr Tanner, Solicitor, Crediton.
Crediton, October 28th, 1847.

The Horse and Jockey Inn, in Crediton.
To be Sold by Public Auction, at the Ship Hotel, in Crediton, on Monday, the 22nd day of November instant, at the hour of Four in the Afternoon, the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of that old-established and well known Inn, called the Horse & Jockey, Situate on the Turnpike-road leading from Exeter to the North and West parts of Devon, and adjoining the Town of Crediton, together with the several adjacent Cottages thereto belonging, now occupied by ROBERT ARBERY, JAMES EBBOLS, SAMUEL TUCKER, NATHANIEL PROCTOR, and SAMUEL MORTIMER.
Early Possession of the Inn can be obtained. To view, apply to the respective Tenants, and for further particulars to Mr Tanner, Solicitor, Crediton. Crediton, November 3rd, 1847.

Thursday 16 December 1847, Issue 4279 - Gale Document No. Y3200677821
Crediton, December 9th, 1847
Removed. From High Street, opposite North Street, to High Street, nearly opposite Market Street. S. WREFORD, Bookseller, &c., Begs to inform her Friends and the Public, that she has Removed her Stock of Books, Stationeries, Teas, Berlin and other Wools, Purse Silks, &c., from High Street, opposite North Street, to the Shop lately occupied by MR GIBBINGS, High Street, nearly opposite Market Street, where she hopes the same distinguished patronage and support which have hitherto been so kindly extended to her will be continued. S. Wreford returns her most grateful and respectful thanks for past favours.

Thursday 20 January 1848, Issue 4284 - Gale Document No. Y3200677903
Devon County Sessions
Transported 10 Years - WILLIAM WOLLACOTT, 328, of stealing fowls, at Crediton.
A Fortnight Imprisonment, Hard Labourer - JOHN DAVIS, 45, and JOHN TRIPP, 24, stealing on the 6th of December, from the shop of ROSANNA WELSFORD, at Crediton, two penny cakes, her property.

Thursday 3 February 1848, Issue 4286 - Gale Document No. Y3200677933
Crediton - We regret to state that MR EMPSON, the surgeon, and his man servant were overturned in a gig on their way to sand ford the other day, by the negligence of the driver of a cart which they passed near Bramble lane. The gig was shattered to pieces, and horse injured; but Mr Empson and his servant, though much bruised are doing well.

Thursday 17 February 1848, Issue 4288 - Gale Document No. Y3200677969
Crediton - To be Sold, by Auction, by Mr Vowler, at the London Inn, in Crediton, on Monday, the 6th day of March next, at Five o'Clock in the Evening, (by the direction of the Trustees under the will of MR SAMUEL KERSLAKE, deceased), the Fee-simple and inheritance of all those Four Cottages adjoining each other, with the Garden belonging to the same situate on Bowdon Hill, in the Town of Crediton, aforesaid, and now occupied by JAMES THORN and others. To view the same, apply to the respective Tenants, and for further particulars, to Messrs. Smith, Solicitors, Crediton. Dated 14th February 1848.

Thursday 17 February 1848, Issue 4288 - Gale Document No. Y3200677971
The late MR S. KARSLAKE, of Crediton, has left £20 to the Wesleyan Methodist Missions.

Exeter, Wednesday 16 February
Married - February 10, at Crediton, by the Rev. S. Rowe, Mr Thomas C. Pollard, of Gravesend, to EMMA, eldest daughter of MR E. ADAMS, of the former place.

Thursday 9 March 1848, Issue 4291 - Gale Document No. Y3200678016
Devon and Exeter Assizes
List of Prisoners:
SIMON WARREN, 20, and JAMES MUGFORD, 30, sheepstealing at Crediton.

Devon General Sessions
Four Months with Hard Labour &c. - JOHN DREW, 18, stealing on the 5th of February, at Crediton, a half sovereign, the property of WM WESTAWAY.
One Month, with Hard Labour &c. - SAMUEL TREMLETT, 19, stealing on the 30th of May last, at Crediton, a quantity of bread and a shirt, the property of MARIA LEE.

Thursday 16 March 1848, Issue 4292 - Gale Document No. Y3200678033
Crediton - To be Sold in Fee, by Auction, by Mr Vowler, at the Cornish Arms Inn, in Crediton, on Monday, the 27th day of March instant, at 5 o'clock in the Afternoon, all those Three recently built Dwelling Houses, with small Gardens attached, situate in the East Town of Crediton, and now in the several occupations of MR SAMUEL DART, MRS WALTER, and MR JAMES CARTHEW, as yearly Tenants.
For further particulars apply to Mr Medland, Solicitor, Crediton. Dated 13th March 1848.

Thursday 16 March 1848, Issue 4292 - Gale Document No. Y3200678035
Exeter, Wednesday 15 March
Birth - March 5, at Crediton, the wife of MR WM. GLANFIELD, tailor, draper &c., of a son.

Died - March 8, at Crediton, of paralysis, after a few hours illness, SUSANNA, widow of the late MR LANGWORTHY, in her 73rd year.

Thursday 6 April 1848, Issue 4295 - Gale Document No. Y3200678077
Exeter, Wednesday 5 April
Birth - March 30, at Fordton Cottage, near Crediton, the lady of C. RADFORD, Esq. of a daughter.

Thursday 18 May 1848, Issue 4301 - Gale Document No. Y3200678165
Crediton, Devon - To be Let by Tender, for a Term of 7 or 14 Years from Lady day next, all that Farm and Barton called Knoles Barton, (Except two fields now in the occupation of MR THOS. BROOK.) consisting of a good Farm house and all necessary Outbuildings and three labourers' cottages, and 152 Acres (be the same more or less) of Arable, Meadow, Pasture, and Orchard Land, and now in the occupation of MR WM. BROOK.
The above Estate is of excellent quality, situated in a pleasant part of the above parish, about One Mile from the Town, and adjoining the new Turnpike Road leading from Crediton to Barnstaple.
For viewing the same, apply on the Premises; and for further particulars, to Mr Germon, Land Agent and Surveyor, Moreton, where the conditions for letting may be seen, and to whom Tenders are to be delivered on or before the 17th day of June next. Dated Mencombe, Moretonhampstead, May 16th, 1848.

Thursday 25 May 1848, Issue 4302 - Gale Document No. Y3200678185
Exeter, Wednesday 24 May
Died - May 12, at Crediton, MR RICHARD CHALLICE, aged 62 years.

Thursday 22 June 1848, Issue 4306 - Gale Document No. Y3200678246
Exeter, Wednesday 21 June
Died - June 16, at Crediton, ELIZA, the wife of JOHN TAYLOR, Esq., Royal Navy.

Thursday 6 July 1848, Issue 4308 - Gale Document No. Y3200678270
Notice to Creditors
All Persons who have any Claim or Demand on the Estate of MR RICHARD CHALLICE, late of Crediton, in the County of Devon, Saddlers' Ironmonger, deceased, are requested to transmit the particulars thereof to MR JOHN HALL, of Crediton, aforesaid, one of the Executors in trust of the will of the deceased, in order that the same may be examined, and, if found correct, discharged. And all persons who are indebted to the said deceased, are requested forthwith to pay the amount of their respective Debts to the said Mr Hall.
Crediton, July 4th, 1848.

Thursday 3 August 1848, Issue 4312 - Gale Document No. Y3200678328
Exeter, Wednesday 2 August
Died - July 25, aged 16 months, GEORGE CECIL, youngest son of the REV. JAMES DENS, Chaplain of Crediton.

Thursday 17 August 1848, Issue 4314 - Gale Document No. Y3200678362
Royal College of Surgeons - MR CHARLES HENRY HOLMAN, of Crediton, in this county, having undergone the necessary examinations for the diploma, was admitted a member of the college at a meeting of the Court of Examiners, on the 7th inst.

Thursday 31 August 1848, Issue 4316 - Gale Document No. Y3200678450
Exeter, Wednesday 30 August
Married - August 21, at Crediton, MR MARTIN, to MISS SUSAN POLLARD, both of that place.

Married - August 21, at Crediton, Mr Monday, of London, to MISS FANNY POLLARD, of the former place.

Thursday 7 September 1848, Issue 4317 - Gale Document No. Y3200678461
Re: JOHN POLLARD
Late of Crediton, Devon, Ironmonger.
Notice is hereby given, That a first and final dividend of 11s. 1d in the pound, is now payable by me, the undersigned, Richard Madeley, of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Merchant and Factor, Assignee of the Estate and Effects of the said JOHN POLLARD, under an indenture of Assignment, dated the 24th day of January last, to the respective Creditors of the said JOHN POLLARD, who have delivered in and proved their respective Debts at the Office of Mr John Francis, Solicitor, Crediton, to whom all Persons remaining indebted to the Estate are requested forthwith to pay the same.
Dated the 25th day of August, 1848.
Witness - Lucy Madeley.

Thursday 14 September 1848, Issue 4318 - Gale Document No. Y3200678512
Exeter, Wednesday 13 September
Died - September 5, at Clifton, near Bristol, after a short illness, EMMA MARIA, daughter of MR WILLIAM ROWE SELLICK, and grand-daughter of the late MR PHILIP STONE, of Threshers, Crediton, aged 13 years.

Thursday 21 September 1848, Issue 4319 - Gale Document No. Y3200678524
JOHN G. THOMAS, Respectfully begs to announce to his Friends and the Public generally, that in connexion with his Uncle, MR JAMES THOMAS, he has commenced the business of an Auctioneer and Surveyor at Crediton, and trusts by strict attention and prompt settlements, to merit and ensure the extension to himself and continuance to his Uncle, of that confidence and support with which the latter has hitherto been favoured.
September 12th, 1848.

Thursday 28 September 1848, Issue 4320 - Gale Document No. Y3200678581
Exeter, Wednesday 27 September
Died - September 21, at Fordton Cottage, near Crediton, LAURA JOHNSON, the infant daughter of C. RADFORD, Esq., aged 6 months.

Thursday 5 October 1848, Issue 4321 - Gale Document No. Y3200678592
HENRY LEAR - Begs most respectfully to inform the Inhabitants of Crediton and his Agricultural Friends of the Neighbourhood, that he intends commencing Business as an Auctioneer and Appraiser, and trusts by strict attention and punctuality, to merit a share of Public patronage.
H.L. takes this opportunity of stating that he carried on the above Business most successfully in the North of Devon for nearly Ten Years.
Exeter Road, Crediton, 18th September 1848.

Thursday 5 October 1848, Issue 4321 - Gale Document No. Y3200678582
Freehold Houses and Shops in Crediton, Fronting the Market Place
To be Sold by Auction, at the Cornish Arms Inn, in Crediton, on Monday, the 16th of October next, at the hour of Five in the Evening, the Fee Simple and Inheritance of the undermentioned Dwelling Houses, Shop-s, and Premises.
Situate in North Street and Parliament Street, and immediately opposite to the Market Place, in the Town of Crediton, either together or in the following Lots, viz:
Lot 1. A Dwelling House with a Shop in front, now occupied by MR WILLIAM SANDERS, as tenant.
Lot 2. A Dwelling House with a Shop in front, occupied by MR THOMAS BERRY, Boot and Shoe Maker.
Lot 3. A Dwelling House with a Shop in front, lately occupied by MR JOHN EDWARDS, but now untenanted.
Lot 4. A Dwelling House with a Shop in front, occupied by MR JAMES MARCHANT, Boot and Shoe Maker.
Early Possession can be obtained. To view, and further particulars, application is to be made at the Office of Mr Tanner, Solicitor, Crediton. September 25th, 1848.

Thursday 12 October 1848, Issue 4322 - Gale Document No. Y3200678643
Exeter, Wednesday 11 October
Married - October 7, at St Pancras Church, RICHARD ROWE, Esq., of Crediton to Mrs Jane Crakle, of Bayham-terrace, Camden Newtown, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Thwaites, Esq., of Highgate.

Married - October 3, at St George the Martyr, Queen-square, London, CHARLES H. HOLMAN, Esq., of Crediton, to Elizabeth Ann, eldest daughter of Francis John Gough, Esq., London.

Thursday 12 October 1848, Issue 4322 - Gale Document No. Y3200678624
In the Crediton County Court, on Monday, an action as brought by JOHN JAMES, an innkeeper and butcher residing in that town, to recover from JAMES W. BULLER, Esq., of Downes, a sum of £20 being part of a sum of £30 offered by that gentleman as a reward in August 1847, to any one who would give such information, as would lead to the detection and conviction of the parties who had stolen an ewe sheep, from a field on his estate. The plaintiff said that he had received information from his mother, an aged woman, residing at Shobrooke, of persons of that place who, she believed, had been carrying on sheep stealing. On the following morning he went to Samuel Browne, Esq., and acquainted him, but Mr Browne advised him to keep his mouth shut, until Sanders, a constable, who was then at the County Sessions returned. As soon as Sanders returned he gave him such information as led to the detection and conviction of a person called Mogford, who is now undergoing three years' imprisonment, on his own confession, of having stolen Mr Buller's sheep. On the other hand, it was contended for the defendant, and supported by the evidence of the constable, of Mr Sanders (Mr Buller's bailiff) and of a Mr Nickells, that the plaintiff had not given any voluntary information, either to the defendant himself, or to the constable; that he had mentioned his suspicions first to Mr Nickells; that Mr Nickells had communicated with Sanders; the bailiff and the latter with Sanders the constable; and that neither bailiff nor constable, though they applied to him expressly, could get any definite information out of James, until they were so far upon the right scent, as to render that information comparatively useless. The learned Judge took time to consider his decision.

Thursday 26 October 1848, Issue 4324 - Gale Document No. Y3200678709
Exeter, Wednesday 25 October
Died - October 18, at Crediton, after a short illness, MRS MARY KELLAND, eldest surviving daughter of the late William Francis, Esq., of Rew, Shobrooke, aged 75.
Thursday 16 November 1848, Issue 4327 - Gale Document No. Y3200678808
Exeter, Wednesday 15 November
Died - November 7, at Crediton, after a painful and protracted illness, ANN, relict of the late MR ROBERT HODGE.

Thursday 23 November 1848, Issue 4328 - Gale Document No. Y3200678811
Whereas a Fiat in Bankruptcy, bearing date the Eighteenth day of October 1848, is awarded and issued forth against WILLIAM VOWLER, of Crediton, in the County of Devon, Auctioneer, and he being declared Bankrupt, is hereby required to surrender himself to Montague Baker Bere, Esquire, Commissioner of her Majesty's Court of Bankruptcy for the Exeter District, on the 23rd day of November next, at One of the Clock in the Afternoon precisely, and on the Thirtieth day of December next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon ,precisely, at the Court of Bankruptcy, Paul Street, in the City of Exeter, and make a full Discovery and Disclosure of his Estate and Effects, when and where the Creditors are to come prepared to prove their Debts; and at the first sitting to choose Assignees and at the last sitting the said Bankrupt is required to finish his Examination.
All Persons indebted to the said Bankrupt, or that have any of his Effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr H. L. Hirtzel, Paul Street, Exeter, the Official Assignee, whom the Commissioner has appointed, and give Notice to Mr Thomas Edward Drake, Solicitor, New Buildings, Exeter.

Thursday 7 December 1848, Issue 4330 - Gale Document no. Y3200678893
Devon General Sessions
Ten Days Solitary - JOHN DREWE, 12, and MARY DREWE, 17, stealing on the 7th of November, from an orchard at Crediton, a quantity of applies, the property of JOHN CARTHEW.

Thursday 14 December 1848, Issue 4331 - Gale Document No. Y3200678928
Exeter, Wednesday 13 December
Died - December 5, at Crediton, aged 76 years, the widow of the late MR WILLIAM GREENSLADE.

Thursday 21 December 1848, Issue 4332 - Gale Document No. Y3200678968
Exeter, Wednesday 20 December
Died - December 18, at Crediton, MR WILLIAM TRAIES, in his 86th year.

Thursday 21 December 1848, Issue 4332 - Gale Document No. Y3200678967
Crediton - Fatal Accident
A child named STRONG was sent out by his mother, on Monday, woodpicking, i.e. being interpreted into the vulgar tongue, wood stealing. He was last seen alive by a man working in the road, perched high up a tall tree, and about half an hour afterwards, he was picked up under the tree quite dead, his skull being literally dashed to pieces, and his brains scattered about the trunk of the tree, and about the ground for some distance.

An aged woman, named PENGELLY, who has received relief from this Union for upwards of thirty years, recently applied for additional assistance, and was removed to the Union House, where, on her boxes being searched, there was discovered about £77 - in guineas, half-guineas, seven-shilling pieces, &c.

Thursday 4 January 1849, Issue 4335 - Gale Document No. Y3200679030
Exeter, Wednesday 3 January
Birth - January 2, at Crediton, the wife of FRANCIS EDWARD SMITH, Esq., of a son.


Thursday 1 February 1849, Issue 4339 - Gale Document No. Y3200679149
Exeter, Wednesday 31 January
Married - December 25, at St Mary Arches Church, in this city, MR H. RICE, of Crediton, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr Francis Burgess, of Tiverton.

Thursday 8 February 1849, Issue 4340 - Gale Document No. Y3200679177
Exeter, Wednesday 7 February
Birth - January 31, at Crediton, the wife of MR LANDON, of a son.

Thursday 15 February 1849, Issue 4341 - Gale Document No. Y3200679192
Crediton - Fire
This place which has been for many years proverbial for its numerous fires, was on Saturday last visited with another which for a time threatened destruction to all around. It broke out about 9 a.m. in the bedroom of MR JAMES ARUNDELL, a butcher in the East-street, and had it not been for the favourable direction of the wind, must have consumed at least half a dozen houses more, as it is, there were about 7 houses destroyed, all the property of MRS T. LUXMOORE, widow of the late MR. TO. LUXMOORE, serge manufacturer; the houses are insured in the Equitable Fire Office. Most of the furniture belonging to the occupiers is we understand saved. We are sorry to say the East Town fire engine was completely useless for some time, had it been kept in the same condition the West Town was, much of the property might have been saved, as the thatch burnt exceedingly dead after so much rain with which it was completely saturated. We understand some of the fire offices are very spare in their contributions to the repairing of the town engines. It appears to us to make good the old adage "a penny wide and a pound foolish."

Thursday 22 February 1849, Issue 4342 - Gale Document No. Y3200679241
Devon General Sessions
Mr Collier applied to the Court in the case of THOMAS WARREN, GEORGE HUBBER, and FREDERICK BRAGG, charged with stealing fowls at Crediton. His application here was on the part of THOMAS WARREN, who is only 16 years of age, that he might be admitted a witness for the Crown. This person had hitherto always borne a very good character, and it appeared to him (Mr C.) from what he had been enabled to learn of the case, that if this course were not assented to by the Court, the most innocent party would be convicted, while there was no chance of the conviction of the others but through him.
The Court said, certainly, if it were for the promotion of the ends of justice the application was granted.

ANN CLARKE (on bail) was found guilty of stealing, on the 26th of January, at Crediton, a fowl, the property of JOHN CARTHEW, and sentenced to be imprisoned one month to hard labour.

Thursday 1 March 1849, Issue 4343 - Gale Document No. Y3200679257
Crediton - Theft.
On Saturday last, a boy named SAMUEL MOXEY, the son of a masons of this town, was committed to take his trial by J. W. Buller, Esq., for stealing old brass from Sir H. F. Davie, at Creedy House, near Crediton, which house has lately undergone considerable enlargement and reparation, and on which the boy was employed. He sold a portion of the brass to MR THOMAS HEATHMAN, ironmonger, after which he called again and offered the second lot to him, but which was refused; this the boy then sold a man named Thomas White, a dealer in old metal, and thus he became detected.

Thursday, 8 March 1849, Issue 3244 - Gale Document No. Y3200679303
Crediton - Mr F. H. POLLARD of this town, member of the Royal Academy of music, and formerly a pupil of Mr Hayes, has been elected Organist of St. Anne's Church, Wandsworth, near London.

Thursday 15 March 1849, Issue 4345 - Gale Document No. Y3200679331
Exeter, Wednesday 14 March
Died - March 12, at Teignmouth, MRS MARY UNDERHILL, late of Crediton, aged 58.

Thursday 5 April 1849, Issue 4348 - Gale Document No. Y3200679418
Crediton
DR MANLEY, son of the REV. J. MANLEY, of Crediton, has been appointed Assistant Medical Officer of the Gloucester Lunatic Asylum.

A lamentable accident occurred on Tuesday morning at the tan-yard of MR FRANCIS, in North Street. MR JOHN FRANCIS, his son, a youth of 18, being employed in superintending the bark mill, his arm unfortunately got entangled in the machinery, and before the engine could be stopped the whole arm was crushed and lacerated in the most shocking manner. Mr Hainworth, surgeon, and other medical gentlemen of that town, were immediately in attendance and the first surgical aid was also procured from Exeter without delay. The operation for amputating the arm at the shoulder was performed under the influence of chloroform. The mill is driven by powerful steam engines erected by MR FRANCIS about two years since.

County Court
STRONG v. LANGSFORD - Both parties are inhabitants of Crediton; the plaintiff had ordered a van of defendant, for which he sought now to recover from Langsford. This was resisted by defendant, on the ground that plaintiff intended to get possession of the vehicle without further payment, or to leave it on his hands. Verdict for defendant.

WREFORD v. WREFORD - An action to recover rent, brought by MR SIMON WREFORD, of Wellparks. This has been in court before, and judgment was again deferred, the principal result of the inquiry being the amusement excited by the plaintiff's unvarnished expression of his opinion, as to the degree of credibility to be attached to the defendant's allegations.

TREMLETT v. ROLLS - An action brought by the plaintiff, a Maltster of Crediton, against the defendant, resident at Newton St. Cyres, for the amount of a bill delivered. Judgment for plaintiff, by default, with costs.

On Tuesday, the 27th ult., a fire broke out at the UNION INN, in this place, the property of B. CLEAVE, Esq. The West Town Engine was quickly on the spot, and there being plenty of water and assistance at hand, it was soon got under. It was first discovered on the thatched roof, which appeared on fire in different places, but how it originated is a mystery; the damage done was not considerable.

Thursday 12 April 1849, Issue 4349 - Gale Document No. Y3200679448
Devon County Sessions
FANNY WAY, 35, and SUSAN DYER, 43, were charged with stealing on the 29th of March, at Crediton, a quantity of bread, bacon, and tea, the property of FRED. HENRY GALE and ALFRED STEPHENS GALE; and Way being convicted, was sentenced to be imprisoned ten weeks, to hard labour. Dyer was acquitted.

Thursday 19 April 1849, Issue 4350 - Gale Document No. Y3200679481
Exeter, Wednesday 18 April
Married - April 10, by the Rev. S. Rowe, vicar, Mr George Grant, of Holcombe Burnell, TO MISS ANN FIELD, of Crediton.

Married - April 8, at Allhallows-on-the-Walls, by the Rev. Sackville Lee, Mr Wm. Hawkins, of this city, to JANE, eldest daughter of MR J. POPE, of Crediton.

Thursday 19 April 1849, Issue 4350 - Gale Document No. Y3200679479
Crediton - Daring Burglary and Courageous Resistance.
On Friday night last, the inhabitants of High Street were alarmed by hearing loud cries from one of the houses, and on some of the neighbours going into the street, they found that the outcry was from the house of MR HUTCHINGS, cooper. Mr Hutchings is about 65 years of age; and about ten o'clock he was greatly alarmed by hearing the footsteps of a person in his room, he immediately got out of bed and found a man there. A desperate struggle took place, Mr Hutchings succeeded in throwing his opponent down on the floor, and being within the reach of a wimble (which is a tool used by all coopers) he stabbed the burglar in the abdomen, but the instrument being rather blunt, did not sink so deep as to cause death, though it effectually disabled him. The neighbours coming to assist, it being then about four o'clock in the morning, the offender who is recognised as a man called RICE, was removed to a house in Martin's Lane, and we understand from medical authority, that he is in a fair way of recovery, and will be brought before the magistrates in a few weeks. The affair has caused great excitement, as the door of Mr Hutchings' house was fastened outside with a gimlet and cord, precisely in the same way as that at Tedburn, by Landick: it is considered that this was done to prevent Mr Hutchings from getting out to call assistance. Rice had, previous to this, called on Mr Hutchings, under pretence of having something done, and has been seen lurking about the streets of Crediton, for some time past.

Thursday 26 April 1849, Issue 4351 - Gale Document No. Y3200679511
Exeter, Wednesday 25 April
Married - April 25, at Powderham, by the Rev. J. Nantes, J. STRONG, Esq., Poole Barton, Crediton, to Miss Mortimer, daughter of John Mortimer, Esq., of Powderham.

Married - April 24, at Crediton, by the Rev. S. Rowe, MR RICHARD HICKS, of Crediton, to MISS MARIA HARVEY, daughter of MR HARVEY, of Woodland, Crediton.

Thursday 17 May 1849, Issue 4354 - Gale Document No. Y3200679618
Exeter, Wednesday16 May
Died - May 10, at Crediton, of paralytic seizure, MR GEO. LANGABEER painter.

Thursday 17 May 1849, Issue 4354 - Gale Document No. Y3200679614
Guildhall
An old man, giving his name as MERRIFIELD, and saying he was by trade a sawyer, from Crediton, was brought up to Wm. Ash, No. 11, of the police, by whom he was found - on his back, drunk and senseless, about 11 on the preceding night, laying in the roadway opposite the Crown and Sceptre Inn, North-street. Merrifield's account was that he had come to Exeter on Monday to seek work, but falling among some jolly sawyers, they so plied him with liquor, that he was utterly unable to give any intelligible account of what had taken place. The Bench took compassion on him, and, with a caution as to the future, the case was dismissed.

Devon General Sessions - Trial of Prisoners.
SAMUEL DREW, 19 (the case so especially referred to by the Chairman in his charge), was found guilty of stealing on the 3rd April last, at Crediton, a half-quartern loaf of bread, the property of WM. BISHOP, and sentenced to be imprisoned one week solitary, in the gaol.

Thursday 24 May 1849, Issue 4355 - Gale Document No. Y3200679657
Exeter, Wednesday 23 May
Died - May 13, at Dunscombe, Crediton, aged 35, ANNE, the beloved wife of MR RICHARD BROWNE.

Thursday 31 May 1849, Issue 4356 - Gale Document No. Y3200679695
Exeter, Wednesday 30 May
Birth - May 23, at Crediton, the lady of the REV. JAMES DEANS, of a daughter.

Thursday 7 June 1849, Issue 4357 - Gale Document No. Y3200679729
Exeter, Wednesday 6 June
Died - May 26, at Crediton, MR JAMES GOVER, tinman, &c.

Thursday 14 June 1849, Issue 4358 - Gale Document No. Y3200679766
Exeter, Wednesday 13 June
Married - June 7, at Crediton, by the Rev. James Deans, WILLIAM CORNISH CLEAVE, Esq., second son of Benjamin Cleave, Esq., of Newcombe, to MARY HARRIS PIDSLEY, only daughter of Captain Holman, of Crediton, formerly of the 52nd Light Infantry.

Died - Nay 31, at Busely, Crediton, JOHN MADGE, Esq., aged 68 years, much and most deservedly lamented by a large circle of relatives and friends.

Thursday 14 June 1849, Issue 4358 - Gale Document No. Y3200679737
Guildhall - Exeter
JOHN STRONG, of Crediton, appeared to summons issued at the instance of Steer, No. 14 of the police, for leaving his horse and cart unattended on the preceding Wednesday, in Exe-street. Mr Willesford attended for Strong. But the Bench considered there were circumstances of considerable aggravation in the case, as also that it had been sworn before them that he (Strong) was drunk at the time, and he was fined 10s. and expenses, making £1 1s. 6d. in all, or, in default of payment, to be imprisoned a fortnight. The amount was paid.

Thursday 14 June 1849, Issue 4358 - Gale Document No. Y3200679746
MR RATCLIFFE PRING, son of THOMAS PRING, Esq., of Crediton, was called to the degree of Barrister-at-Law, by the Honorable Society of the Inner Temple, on the 8th inst.

Thursday 21 June 1849, Issue 4359 - Gale Document No. Y3200679767
Crediton - Compact and Desirable Freehold Estate.
To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Hussey and Son, at the Ship Inn, in Crediton, on Saturday, the 14th day of July next, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon, a most desirable and improveable Freehold Estate called Bevis Hill, or Bawsley, lying within a Ring Fence, and situate at Copplestone, in the parish of Crediton, in the County of Devon, for many years past in the occupation of the late MR JOHN MADGE, as tenant thereof. The Estate comprises a good Farm House, with Courtlage, barns, stables, and all necessary out-buildings and 168A., 1R. 18P. of Orchard, Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land. The Land-tax is redeemed and early possession may be obtained.
MRS MADGE will kindly direct a person to show the Estate on applying at the house, and further particulars may be obtained either of the Auctioneers, at Waybrook, near Exeter, of Messrs. Croote and Son, Surveyors, Lapford, near Crediton, or at the Office of Mr Fredk. Edwd. Smith, Solicitor, Crediton. 19th June, 1849.

Thursday 21 June 1849, Issue 4359 - Gale Document No. Y3200679795
Exeter, Wednesday 20 June
Married - June 12, at St James's, Kensington, by the Rev. J. Ibotson, FREDERICK, youngest son of the late JOHN SMITH, Esq., of Crediton, to Mary, fourth daughter of the late Gervase Wheeler, Esq., of Finchley.

Thursday 28 June 1849, Issue 4360 - Gale Document No. Y3200679836
Exeter, Wednesday 27 June
Birth - June 15, at Crediton, MRS THOMAS HEATHMAN, of a daughter.

Thursday 28 June 1849, Issue 4360 - Gale Document No. Y3200679820
Crediton Petty Sessions
SAMUEL DAVEY, mason, of Crediton, was summoned, but did not appear to answer the complaint of Richard Brennan, one of the East end watchmen, for an assault on him on the 14th June. Davey, it appears, is a quiet and inoffensive man when sober, which is, unfortunately of rare occurrence, and frequently the assistance of the constables, on a Sunday, is required to keep him in order. However, on the night of the 13th the defendant was what is generally termed "happy", a consequence resulting from the frequent lifting of the "pewter", and on his way to his house thought proper to amuse himself by singing in the streets, to the great annoyance of her Majesty's liege subjects who are more quietly disposed; who, preferring the comfort of their own fireside and a quiet sleep, conceive they ought not to be annoyed by such nocturnal ramblers as the defendant, and hence the employment of the night watchers to abate the nuisance. On the above night the defendant, who was conducting himself in a most unbecoming manner in the streets of Crediton, was, after some trouble, induced by Brennan to desist and go peaceably home, but meeting with the complainant on the following day (the 14th) he assumed a fighting attitude towards him, being both drunk and disorderly and challenging him to come out and fight him. The defendant more than once put his fist close to the complainant's face, and his conduct caused a large concourse of people to assemble. The Bench (service of the summons having been proved) fined him £5, and in default of payment to be committed to prison for two months. A Warrant was accordingly issued for his apprehension.
Thursday, 5 July 1849, Issue 4361 - Gale Document No. Y3200679874
Exeter, Wednesday 4 July
Died - July 2, at Cr3editon, aged 78, MR JOHN DICKER, for nearly 40 years innkeeper, &c. at rockenwell, after a long and painful illness, borne with much patience.

Died - June 30, at Crediton, CAROLINE ELLEN, only daughter of MR WILLIAM MADGE, aged 24 years. During a long and distressing illness, she exhibited a fine example of calm fortitude and peaceful resignation, and long and deeply will her loss be felt by her sorrowing family and friends.

Thursday 5 July 1849, Issue 4361 - Gale Document No. Y3200679853
Crediton County Court.
GLANFIELD v. COSWAY - This was an action brought by the plaintiff, a tailor, of Crediton, to recover £6 5s. 6d. from the defendant, a gentleman farmer, and owner of lands, residing on Cosway Barton, in the parish of East Childon, near Chulmleigh. The plaintiff had not seen the defendant for more than a year and a half, and although he had made repeated applications for the amount, could not get a settlement. The defendant did not appear, but the service of summons having been duly proved, his Honour gave judgment for the amount, to be paid in a month.

SKINNER v. COSWAY - This was an action brought by the plaintiff, a wine and spirit merchant and grocer, residing at Crediton, against the same defendant as in the other case, to recover £20 for goods sold and delivered. The debt was upwards of £22, but as the plaintiff could get no settlement with the defendant, he had reduced it to £20, to bring it into this Court. The plaintiff asked for immediate payment, but as he could not assign as a reason for his application that the defendant intended to get rid of his property, to defraud his creditors, his Honour could not accede to the plaintiff's request. Without such cold be proved to him, (the learned judge), his invariable practice was to give defendant's a month to pay the debt in, which was ordered in this case.

Thursday 12 July 1849, Issue 4362 - Gale Document No. Y3200679876
Desirable Investment - Crediton, Devon
To be Sold by Auction, on Wednesday, the 18th day of July instant, by |Mr William Vowler, Auctioneer, at the Seven Stars Inn, in Crediton, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, the Fee-simple and Inheritance of and in a neat and commodious Dwelling House, with Courtlage and Garden attached, well adapted for the erection of spacious Ware-rooms, most eligibly situate in the centre of North Street, immediately opposite the Market Place, and now in the occupation of MR WM. ELSTON, Perfumer, as yearly Tenant, who has for several years carried on a flourishing and still improving Trade on the Premises.
To any one desirous of commencing Business, (at a small outlay,) in an old-established Market Town, the above presents an opportunity seldom to be met with, and well deserves attentive consideration. For further Particulars, application may be made either to the Auctioneer, or to Mr Adams, Currier, or Mr John Francis, Solicitor, Crediton.
Crediton, 3rd July 1849.

Crediton, Devon - To be Sold by Auction, at the Ship Inn, in Crediton, on Monday the 30th day of July inst., at Three o'Clock in the afternoon, (unless previously disposed of by Private Contract of which due Notice will be given,) the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of and in all that Estate called Hele, otherwise Collihole; situate in the Parish of Crediton aforesaid, comprising a Dwelling House, Outbuildings, Labourer's Cottage, and about 68 Acres of Arable, Pasture, and Orchard Land, now in the occupation of MR JOHN MOORE, and MR WILLIAM KEMBLE, as Tenants thereof.
The Property is situated about 4 Miles from the Town of Crediton, and 9 from Exeter.
Also a Policy of Insurance, granted by the York and London Life Assurance Company in August 1838, for £500, payable on the death of the Survivor of two Lives, aged respectively about 50 years, subject to the payment of the Annual Premium of £8 15s.
Natson Farm, which immediately adjoins the above Estate, is Offered for Sale by Auction, on the same day and at the same place.
For viewing apply to Mr John Murch, at Tallaton Farm, in Cheriton Bishop, and for further particulars either to Mr Medland, Solicitor, Crediton, or to Mr T. Melhuish Comins, Solicitor, Witheridge.
7th July 1849.

Thursday 19 July 1849, Issue 4363 - Gale Document No. Y3200679952
Crediton
Fire - On Friday morning last about one o'clock, there was a cry of fire, and it was discovered that a house situated in Park-lane and occupied by a man named CROSS, was burning very rapidly. The bells were "clashed" and numbers of people were soon on the spot with the engine, but owing to the want of a sufficient supply of water their efforts were directed chiefly to prevent the destructive element spreading. This was very judicious as otherwise the whole of Bowden-hill must have fallen a prey to the flames. The premises of MR BERRY, builder, close by, and also a barn belonging to J. W. BULLER, Esq., were fortunately saved, but eh havoc extended to 13 dwelling houses and a stable. These were of the better class of cottages all inhabited by poor people, and the property of persons named GALE, CHAMBERLAIN, and STRONG, who can ill afford the loss - the insurance in the Norwich office having been this year reduced from £200 (the original sum) to £100. It is supposed that the fire originated in this way; some ashes raked from the hearth came in contact (after the inmates had retired) with some combustible materials kept for fuel in a "Spence" under the staircase. Little furniture was saved in the houses which were first burnt. This is the fourth fire since January last, and by far the largest. Well, justly may Crediton be famed for its conflagrations.

Thursday 26 July 1849, Issue 4364 - Gale Document No. Y3200679959
Devon and Exeter Assizes - Trial of Prisoners
JAMES HUBBER, 20, was convicted of stealing on the 7th of June last, from the workshop of MR HENRY LEAR, at Crediton, a quantity of old iron, his property, and sentenced to be imprisoned 4 calendar months, to hard labour.

Thursday 2 August 1849, Issue 4365 - Gale Document No. Y3200680026
Exeter, Wednesday 1 August
Birth - July 31, at Crediton, the wife of J. A. EDWARDS, Esq., surgeon, of a daughter.

Married - July 26, at Allhallows-on-the-Walls, by the Rev. Sackville Lee, MR J. JARMAN, of Crediton, to Laura, youngest daughter of the late Mr E. C. Maynard, assay master, of this city.

Thursday 2 August 1849, Issue 4365 - Gale Document No. Y3200680022
Crediton - Wanton Outrage
On Friday night last or early on Saturday morning, some villain committed a wanton outrage on several horses belonging to MR JOHN KELLAND, and pastured in his marsh at Creedy Bridge, by cutting off their manes and tails, for the sake, we suppose, of the paltry sum to be obtained for the horse hair. We hope the offender will be speedily brought to justice.


Thursday 9 August 1849, Issue 4366 - Gale Document No. Y3200680059
Crediton - Another destructive fire occurred at Crediton, on Friday morning, by which the dwelling house of PHILIP FRANCIS, Esq., of Moor, together with all the barns, outbuildings, wood, ricks, &c., were destroyed. The town was alarmed at six o'clock, when an express arrived to state that the barn was on fire. Both engines were immediately dispatched to the pot, and every exertion was used to check the raging flames, but as all the buildings were thatched, and there was a scarcity of water, efforts were useless. The fire is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary. The loss to MR FRANCIS will be very heavy, and all his neighbours lament the catastrophe. There is not a better, more hospitable, or more estimable man in the neighbourhood.

Thursday 16 August 1849, Issue 4367 - Gale Document No. Y3200680083
The Partnership lately subsisting between EDWARD YARDE, and JOHN AUGUSTUS EDWARDS, of Crediton, in the County of Devon, Surgeons and Apothecaries, expired on the Sixth Day of August, instant, and the same was accordingly Dissolved. The said EDWARD YARDE having Resigned in Favour of the said JOHN AUGUSTUS EDWARDS. Dated this Fourteenth day of August, 1849.
EDWARD YARDE, JOHN AUGUSTUS EDWARDS.

Thursday 16 August 1849, Issue 4367 - Gale Document No. Y3200680107
Exeter, Wednesday 15 August
Died - August 8, at Wimborne Minster, after premature confinement, JANE PHILLIP, the beloved wife of the REV. H. P. COOKESLEY, and only daughter of the late THOS. HUGO, Esq., of Crediton.

Thursday 23 August 1849, Issue 4368 - Gale Document No. Y3200680142
Exeter, Wednesday 22 August
Died - August 18, at R.R. Cheynes, Esq., Berners-street, Oxford-street, London, sincerely regretted by her family and friends, MARY ANN, the last surviving daughter of the late SAMUEL RUDALL, Esq., solicitor, of Crediton.

Thursday 23 August 1849, Issue 4368 - Gale Document No. Y3200680139
Crediton - Apple Stealing
On Monday morning two men named GEORGE SNELL, and THOMAS BUBEAR, were committed to Bridewell by J. H. Hippisley, Esq., for stealing apples from the orchard of MR JOYCE, in this town. They were discovered and after a hard struggle captured by Buckingham and Browning, the night watchmen. The apples were identified by some twigs remaining affixed to the apples found on the prisoners, and which were found to have been broken off MR JOYCE'S trees. It is a lamentable thing that the early hours of the Sabbath morning are spent by many in depredations of this kind. We hope that this conviction and punishment will be a salutary warning to others who are in the habit of desecrating the Sabbath in this manner, and lead them to spend this holy day in a way more accordant with its sacred duties.

Thursday 30 August 1849, Issue 4369 - Gale Document No. Y3200680183
Exeter, Wednesday 29 August
Birth - August 27, at Crediton, the wife of MR COULDRIDGE, of a son.

Death - August 23, at Crediton, suddenly, from the rupture of a blood vessel in the head, MR JOHN CHERITON, mason.

Thursday 13 September 1849, Issue 4371 - Gale Document No. Y3200680232
Crediton Petty Sessions
SAMUEL CROSS was summoned for assaulting THOMAS WARREN, of Crediton, on Sunday last the 2nd instant. It appears the complainant is an apprentice to the defendant, and on Sunday morning had gone to see his mother, and on his return to the house about 9 o'clock in the morning, his master said to complaint, "youd - rogue you have been telling your mother a parcel of lies again." Complainant said "it was a lie," on which defendant said he would wring his neck for him; complainant said he had better come out and do it. The defendant then came into the street, caught complainant by the head, and struck him several blows. On the following day (Monday) complainant applied for a summons, and on his return to the defendant he asked him where he had been to, when he replied, for a summons, on which defendant said, "I'll summons you," and caught up the rope stirrup, and struck complainant. Mr Langley appeared for the defendant, and called several witnesses to prove that Warren was the first to strike Cross, and call his master a d-- liar, and that the row arose in consequence of Cross not giving his apprentice more than 6d. to spent at the fair, and his offering to fight his master, and that he was constantly in the habit of swearing at him, whenever spoken to by him. The defendant said the mark he now had on his nose was the one he received from the apprentice. Under all the circumstances the Bench dismissed the case, and advised Warren to behave in a proper manner for the future to his master, for if brought before the Bench he would be severely punished for his misconduct, by being sent to prison. The parties then withdrew, vowing vengeance against each other.

WILLIAM ANDREWS, a man known in the town by the name of Devon, and in which he was personally summoned by the constable at Crediton, but had since left the town, was summoned for a violent assault on an old man named JAMES COCKRAM, and fined 10s. and expenses, and in default of payment to be committed to prison for one month. A warrant was accordingly issued for his apprehension.

GEORGE FARLEY was summoned by his wife SARAH FARLEY, for his violet conduct towards her. The defendant has frequently been before the Bench on similar complaints; but not appearing today, to the summons, a warrant was issued for his apprehension.

ABRAHAM YEOMAN, jun., was summoned by his mother, ELIZABETH YEOMAN, for violet conduct. The son had lent the mother some money, which he wished to have back again, but this she was unable to do, being exceedingly poor, her husband being in the Union, when the defendant became exceedingly violet. Complaints have frequently been made by the neighbours, of the noise and cries of murder, repeatedly occurring at the complainant's house, from the son's conduct. The mother, however, would not swear she was afraid of any danger resulting from his conduct, and he was accordingly discharged with a caution.

An order of affiliation, of 1s. 6d. and expenses, was made on WILLIAM KNOTT, for the maintenance of his illegitimate child, on the complaint of the mother, MARY ANN MELHUISH.

Thursday 27 September 1849, Issue 4373 - Gale Document No. Y3200680333
Married - September 23, at the Independent Chapel, Crediton, by the Registrar, MR JAMES THOMAS, of Crediton, builder, to CHARLOTTE, third daughter of MR GILES HAMILTON, of the same place, baker and confectioner.

Married - September 21, at Crediton, by the Rev. S. Rowe, Mr Wm. Henry Wreford, of Morchard Bishop, yeoman, to FANNY, youngest daughter of the late ME THOMAS LEE, of Kemelford, in the parish of Crediton, Yeoman.

Thursday 4 October 1849, Issue 4374 - Gale Document No. Y3200680334
High Street, Crediton
An Old Established Bar-Iron & Ironmongery Business, Houses, & Shops to be disposed of on advantageous terms
To be Sold by Private Contract, either together or separately, the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of Two very desirable Dwelling Houses and Premises, situate in the High Street, in the town of Crediton, now occupied by MR JAMES VOYSEY, Ironmonger, (the owner) and by MR COUSINS, Boot and Shoe Maker, his tenant.
The House and Premises in the occupation of MR VOYSEY consist of an extensive Shop in front, a large sitting room or kitchen behind, a sitting room on the first floor, and four good bed rooms, and behind is an extensive Courtlage, in which are a large cellar, wash house, coal house, stable, a shed for iron, and other convenient offices, and a Walled Garden stocked with the choicest fruit trees.
On these premises the Bar-iron and Ironmongery Trade has been carried on by the present owner (who is about to leave Crediton, and his uncle for nearly 42 years; and the present Stock in trade, or any part of it, may be taken at a valuation.
The House tenanted by MR COUSINS comprises a sitting room in front, which at a small expense may be converted into a shop, a kitchen or sitting room behind, 3 bed rooms, and the ordinary convenient offices.
To view apply to MR VOYSEY; and for further particulars, and to treat for purchase, either to him, or to Mr Tanner, Solicitor, Crediton.
Dated October 2nd, 1849.

Thursday 4 October 1849, Issue 4374 - Gale Document No. Y3200680341
Crediton County Court
DART v. LEAR - This was an action brought by the plaintiff, a carpenter of Crediton, against the defendant, the well known auctioneer, &c., of the same place, to recover £1 10s., under the following circumstances. The plaintiff's son, a lad about 8 years of age, was on the afternoon of the 15th May last, quietly entertaining himself at his father's door, with a slice of bread and butter, when who should come up to him to claim a share of it, but an old spaniel dog, well known in the town by the name of "old sport", and the terror of children in general, having on various occasions, for reasons best known to himself, taken the liberty of making more free than welcome, and inflicted summary punishment on them. On the day, however, in question, having recognised the plaintiff's son in so pleasing an occupation, he joined his company, taking his station quietly in front of him, eyeing him with a longing look, as he leisurely seated himself on his posterior. The child at last taking pity on the dog, threw him a morsel, which, it appeared, must have wetted his appetite for more; for no sooner did he see the boy put the remainder to his mouth, than he made a spring at it, in doing which, he caught the boy by the upper lip, (directly under the nose) and the under lip, and lacerating the face half way up the left cheek, in the form of a half circle. It was for the expenses necessarily incurred in doctoring the child, that the present action was brought. The dog was destroyed the day after his attack on the child. Evidence was given by the plaintiff that the dog was a very savage one, being in the habit of biting children, and showing his teeth, with a longing inclination to become more intimately acquainted with me, when they found him straying on their premises and scouted him off; and also that so recently as the 10th February last, the defendant had owned the dog as his. The defence was, that in February, the dog did belong to him, but that it was only in his possession about 24 hours, for it would not remain with him. It was also proved, for the defendant, to have been mostly in the possession of a man named ARUNDALL, a butcher, who said that it belonged to a MR JARMAN, and latterly to MR SKINNER, and that he accounted for the dog taking such a fancy to his house, and being as continually on his premises, from the fact of his being a butcher, and the dog getting better fed than when with the rightful owner. Under the circumstances, his Honour did not consider the ownership proved, and gave judgment for the defendant.

HUGO v. CLATWORTHY - This was an action brought by the plaintiff, surgeon, of Crediton, against the defendant, a resident of Newton St. Cyres, to recover 10s. for professional attendance on the son. the son, who appeared to be rather of weak intellect, with an impediment in his speech, appeared having by mistake been summoned for the father. The son, who was rather boisterous in his manner, said , my father has nort to do with me - I takes care of myself - I be passed his age (laughter). Mr HUGO, however, swore it was the father who sent for him and to whom he gave the credit. Under these circumstances the case was ordered to stand over to the next court, and the bailiff directed to serve the summons, in the mean time on the right party.

Thursday 4 October 1849, Issue 4374 - Gale Document No. Y3200680340
Crediton Petty Sessions
Improvement Rates - ABRAHAM YEOMAN was summoned for not paying 2s., Improvement Rate. The wife appeared for the husband, who, it appears, is an inmate of St Thomas Union, but the wife persists in holding on this house in Crediton, for which her husband is rated. She asked for a fortnight to pay the rate. The Bench told her that they thought it would be much better for her to join her husband, instead of struggling for a living, and involving herself in this matter, but she did not appear to think so. The Bench granted the time asked for.

FREDERICK ANSTEAD, was summoned for 4s. 0 ¾ d; JAMES HOWARD for 4s. 2d; and JOSEPH MOUTSTEPHEN for 6s. 3d., all for Improvement Rates. The defendants, residents of Crediton, appeared all to be labourers, and complained that as they were not able to pay the amount at one payment, they had offered the collector a portion of it, and promised to pay the remainder in a fortnight, to save the expenses; but this the collector said he could not do. The Bench, however, gave each of the defendants a fortnight to pay the amount in.

JAMES CARTHEW, baker, of Crediton, was summoned for 8s. 10 ¼ d. , Improvement Rate, which was ordered to be paid immediately.

WILLIAM MOORE, labourer, of Crediton, was summoned for 2s. 4 ½d., Improvement Rate. The defendant stated that some time since he had all his goods distrained on by his landlord, and which had been sold for rent; since then he had not been in the occupation of the house, and he was unable to pay the amount. In cases of this kind, the act, which is a local one, gives power to the Commissioners of Improvement to sue the landlord for the amount. The case was therefore dismissed, with instructions to the collector to proceed against the owner of the property.

A Crediton Pawnbroker - MARY MOORE was charge by ELIZABETH WESTAWAY, a lodging-house keeper, residing in Crediton, with stealing two sheets, her property. The complainant said, that the prisoner was in the habit of washing for her, but that she did not believe the prisoner stole the sheets from her. She had lost four in all; the last she missed being about a fortnight since. The sheets were found in the possession of an old woman named SALTER, residing in Park-street, Crediton, who keeps a general shop, supplying poor creatures like the prisoner with provisions, and taking articles of bedding and clothing as "security" for the payment of the articles, until the same can be redeemed by the payment of the money - she did not call this taking goods in "pledge". The prisoner denied that the sheets were the complainant's. She stated that she bought them in Exeter, about nine months since, and called a woman who washed for the complainant the week after the fair, who stated, that the latter said she had the whole of her sheets then hung out to dry, which was now denied by the complainant - when the prisoner, who was standing close by the side of the complainant, exclaimed, "you liar - you know the sheets are not yours," and up with her fist and would certainly have struck her a violet blow had not the constable pulled her back and thus prevented her so doing. The Bench concluded there was sufficient evidence to warrant her committal to the Sessions, which was accordingly done; when the friends of the prisoner commenced an attack, with the tongue, on the complainant, which, it was at first feared, would have ended in blows; however, the parties shortly after quieted down a little and then departed.

Thursday 18 October 1849, Issue 4376 - Gale Document No. Y3200680411
THOS. CADE - (Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons)
Takes this opportunity of informing the Gentry and Agriculturists of Crediton and the neighbourhood, that he has commenced Practice, as a Veterinary Surgeon, &c., on the premises of MR VOWLER, Auctioneer.
Having carefully studied the Veterinary art, T.C. assures those who may favour him with their commands that the utmost care and attention will be bestowed.
Crediton, October 17, 1849.

Thursday 18 October 1849, Issue 4376 - Gale Document No. Y3200680438
Exeter, Wednesday 17 October
Birth - October 13, at Crediton, the wife of W. H. HUGO, Esq., of a daughter.

Married - October 13, at Crediton, by the Rev. Samuel Rowe, Mr John Kelland, of Higher Eastington, Lapford, to Frances Matilda, youngest daughter of the late Mr Wm. Mortimer, of Hart's Ash, in Morchard Bishop.

Death - October 11, at Crediton, after a long and painful illness, MR JOHN VICARY THOMAS, builder.

Thursday 25 October 1849, Issue 4377 - Gale Document No. Y3200680472
Exeter, Wednesday 24 October
Died - October 14, at Crediton, SUSAN EWINGS, aged 79.

Died - October 10, in London, SARAH, the wife of MR WM. HARRIS, late of Crediton.

Thursday 25 October 1849, Issue 4377 - Gale Document No. Y3200680450
We perceive amongst the list of gentlemen who have recently passed the Royal Veterinary College of Surgeons, the name of MR CADE, of Crediton.

Thursday 1 November 1849, Issue 4378 - Gale Document No. Y3200680512
Exeter, Wednesday 31 October
Died - October 24, at Crediton, after two days' illness, MARY ANNE, youngest daughter of the late LIEUT. HAYDON.

Thursday 8 November 1849, Issue 4379 - Gale Document No. Y3200680552
Crediton County Court - Nov. 5
CHARLES BICKNELL v. SAMUEL BODDY - The plaintiff is a tailor, residing in Crediton, and the defendant is a shoemaker, living in the same place. This action was brought to recover the sum of 15s. 6d. for work and labour, and materials found and provided. The defendant not appearing, verdict was given for the plaintiff, for that amount, by instalments of 5s. per month.

RICHARD BROWNE, v. SAMUEL MOORE - The plaintiff is a yeoman, residing at Dunscombe, in Crediton, and the defendant a fish-dealer, living at Exeter. This action as brought to recover the sum of 19s. 10d., for goods sold and delivered in the year 1848. The defendant not appearing, verdict for the plaintiff, for that amount, to be paid in a month.

JOHN JAMES v. JOHN LAKE - The plaintiff is a mason, residing at Crediton; the defendant a labourer living in the same place. This action was brought to recover the sum of £1 12s. 4d., a balance due for rent of a dwelling-house, situate at Shobrooke. Verdict for plaintiff, for that amount, to be paid by instalments of 4s. a month.

JOHN COOMBE v. JOSEPH EDWARD MASON - The plaintiff is a farmer, living at Knowle, in the parish of Crediton, and the defendant is a dancing master, recently residing at the city of Exeter, but now of Upper Charlotte-street, Fitzroy-square, London. This action was brought to recover the sum of £7 17s. 6d. for goods sold and delivered. It appeared doubtful at first whether the above was really the residence of the defendant, but on the plaintiff calling MISS LANGWORTHY, of Crediton, and producing certain letters to the Court to shew that it was, the Judge gave a verdict for the plaintiff, for the full amount, to be paid in a month.

JOHN LATTANY v. JAMES YOULE - The plaintiff is a tailor, residing in Crediton, and defendant a weaver, living in the same place. This action was brought to recover the sum of £3 5s. 2d., for work and labour, and materials found and provided for the defendant. The defendant not appearing, verdict for the plaintiff, for the full amount, to be paid by instalments of 5s. a month.

JAMES VOYSEY v. EDWARD HELSON - The plaintiff is an ironmonger, residing at Crediton, and defendant is a blacksmith, residing at Tedburn. The action was brought to recover the sum of £7 10s. 1d. for goods sold and delivered. Verdict for plaintiff for that amount, to be paid in a month.

JOHN MILTON v. JOHN VIGERS - The plaintiff is an innkeeper residing at Crediton, the defendant a baker living in the same place. This action was brought to recover the sum of 7s. 6 ½d. for goods sold and delivered, the defendant not appearing, verdict for plaintiff - to be paid in a month.

SIMON WREFORD v. SIMON MOUNSDON - The plaintiff is a yeoman living in the parish of Crediton, the defendant is a cooper residing in the town of Crediton. The plaintiff, summoned defendant for £4 10s. on an unsatisfied judgment obtained on the 6th day of November 1848, in this court. The defendant stated that some time since all his things were sold for the benefit of his creditors, the majority of them having agreed to take a composition, and that he was then out of employ, and having a long family he was unable to say how and when he could pay the amount. The Judge adjourned the case for two months to give the defendant an opportunity of paying the money.

JOHN KELLAND v. JAMES SHARLAND - The plaintiff is a yeoman living in Crediton, and defendant a builder living in the same place. This action was brought to recover the sum of £7 15s. for work and labour, and carriage of materials. The case was tried on the 6th day of August last, and a verdict was found for the defendant in consequence of the plaintiff being unable to prove sufficiently that the debt was owing to him, and that defendant and his wife having denied owing the money. The plaintiff having obtained further evidence that the defendant was liable for the said debt, obtained a new trial on the 3rd day of September last. The plaintiff having called witnesses to establish his claim, and to prove the liability of the defendant, and the defendant not appearing - verdict for plaintiff for the full amount, to be paid in a week.

WM. HENRY HUGO v. W. CLATWORTHY - The plaintiff is a surgeon living in Crediton, the defendant a yeoman, living at Newton St. Cyres. This action was brought to recover the sum of 10s. for medicine and attendance on defendant's son. The defendant stated that he was not liable for his son's debt he being of age, but it appearing to the Judge that the defendant's son being of weak intellect, and that defendant always paid his son's bills to Mr Hugo, considered him liable, and gave a verdict for the amount - to be paid in a month.

Thursday 15 November 1849, Issue 4380 - Gale Document No. Y3200680588
Exeter, Wednesday 14 November
Died - November 3, at Southmolton, of brain fever, aged 22, MR JOHN ODGER, chandler, son of MR ODGER, of the Commercial Inn, Crediton.

Thursday 6 December 1849, Issue 4383 - Gale Document No. Y3200680686
Crediton District County Court
MOORE v. BROWN - This was an action brought by the plaintiff, a fishmonger, and resident in Exeter, against the defendant, a farmer of Crediton, to recover 17s. 11d. for fish supplied to the defendant at different times. There had been dealings with the parties for hay, cider, &c., which the plaintiff was to pay for in money and goods, and the amount sued for was the balance in favour of the plaintiff, as alleged by him, on the gross account. The defendant denied owing the money, and swore that a great many lots of fish charged in this demand had been sent for but not supplied. The defendant's account book was handed in, as well as the account book of the plaintiff, wherein he had entered what he had had; and after examining the respective books, and hearing the evidence at full length, his Honour gave judgment for the defendant.

HOOD v. RICE - This was an action brought by the plaintiff, apothecary, of Crediton, against the defendant, ropemaker, also of Crediton, to recover £16 1s. for medicine and attendance. The defendant did not appear, and the plaintiff asked for immediate payment, on the ground that he had seen the defendant that morning, who told him he cared nothing about it, and should not attend, as he intended to take the benefit of the Insolvent Act. Immediate execution was ordered.

MORRISH v. WEST (Widow) - This was an action brought by the plaintiff, who resides at Newton St. Cyres, against the defendant, who resides at Crediton, to recover £1 1s. 2d. Mr Francis attended for the defendant, and in answer to his questions the plaintiff said, that the goods had been supplied to the defendant's husband, who had since died, and that he had not sued her as the executrix of her late husband. His Honour said, that being the case, the plaintiff must be non-suited.

Thursday 13 December 1849, Issue 4384 - Gale Document No. Y3200680735
Exeter, Wednesday 12 December
Married - December 6, at Crediton Church, MR F. CHANON, of that place, to Mary Ann, daughter of Mr Reed, Morchard Bishop.

Thursday 20 December 1849, Issue 4385 - Gale Document No. Y3200680767
Crediton - Sheepstealing
A man named KELLY, of Yeoford, in this parish, has been apprehended and lodged in the "clink" on the charge of stealing a sheep from the farm of Mr Brooks, of Priscombe, on the night of Sunday last. It appears that suspicion fell on Kelly, and it was discovered he was buying the meat in a standard in the garden of his cottage, while his wife was engaged in burning the skin.

Thursday 3 January 1850, Issue 4387 - Gale Document No. Y3200680845
Exeter, Wednesday 2 January
Died - December 31, at Crediton, of consumption, after a lingering and painful illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude, ANNA MARIA COULDRIDGE, aged 19.

Died - December 24, at Winstone, Crediton, aged 63, MR WILLIAM FRANCIS.

Thursday 10 January 1850, Issue 4388 - Gale Document No. Y3200680878
Exeter, Wednesday 9 January
Died - January 2, at the Rev. J. Manley's, Crediton, of decline, PENELOPE MARY, daughter of the late MR JAMES RUDALL, R.N., aged 18 years.

Thursday 10 January 1850, Issue 4388 - Gale Document No. Y3200680855
Devon County Sessions - Sentence of Prisoners
A Fortnight Imprisonment, Hard Labour - CATHERINE MURPHY, 40, stealing at Crediton, 10th December; three loaves of bread, the property of SAMUEL WATTS.

Thursday 24 January 1850, Issue 4390 - Gale Document No. Y3200680956
Exeter, Wednesday 23 January
Died - January 14, at Crediton, suddenly, ANNE, wife of MR GOVER.

Died - January 11, at Crediton, MR R. READ, veterinary-surgeon.

Thursday 31 January 1850, Issue 4391 - Gale Document No. Y3200680997
Exeter, Wednesday 30 January
Died - January 25, at Priscombe, Crediton, aged 59, MR THOMAS BROOK, whose sterling integrity and Christian consistency, purchased for him universal esteem. He was born at Priscombe and his father previously lived on the same estate above 70 years.

Thursday 7 February 1850, Issue 4392 - Gale Document No. Y3200681005
Crediton Petty Sessions
EMMA and MARY SHOPLAND, mother and daughter, were summoned by ELIZABETH POTTER, for receiving a sovereign from her in mistake for one shilling, and detaining the same. The defendant keeps a public mangle in Crediton; and much respected by those for whom she works as an industrious and honest woman, and feeling that she had behaved in an honest manner in this case, some of her friends called on Mr Tanner, solicitor, who very kindly undertook her defence without any fee. It appeared from the evidence that on Saturday last the plaintiff, who keeps a huxter's shop in Crediton, had two sovereigns with some silver in her purse, and in the afternoon when she paid for some wood she saw according to her statement the sovereign safe in her purse, and that she paid nothing more until the daughter of the defendant brought home some clothes she had to mangle for the complainant, when she took out of her purse what she considered a shilling for her to give her change. The girl went outside to her mother with the money and in a few moments returned with the change 8 ½ d. About one hour after this the complainant, thinking whether she had made a mistake, looked at the money in her purse and then discovered the sovereign missing. She immediately went to the elder defendant, who told her what money had had when she left her house to go to market, showed her what she had purchased and the money she had left in her pocket. She furthermore took her to the butcher to satisfy her what money she gave him for the meat. The complainant having no further evidence to offer the Bench dismissed the complaint. They conceived the complainant must have made a mistake as to who she had given the sovereign.

Thursday 28 February 1850, Issue 4395 - Gale Document No. Y3200681110
Capital Farm in Crediton
To be Let by Tender for a term of ten years from Michaelmas next, determinable by either party at the expiration of the first seven years thereof, all that excellent Farm, called Caddiford, containing together about 216 Acres, (be the same more or less), of arable, meadow, orchard, and pasture land, with all suitable farm buildings; situate in the parish of Crediton, in the County of Devon, and now in the occupation of MR WILLIAM HAYDON, as tenant thereof. The Taker will be required to discharge all rates and taxes including the Tithe Commutation Rent Charge, and to do the usual tenant's repairs.
To view the Farm and for the terms of Letting or any further information apply to Mr Pring, Solicitor, Crediton, to whom Tenders in writing may be sent on or before the 30th day of March next. Dated Crediton, 23rd February 1850.

Thursday 28 February 1850, Issue 4395 - Gale Document No. Y3200681144
Exeter, Wednesday 27 February
Died - February 19, at Crediton, MR JOHN HOLLOCOMBE, innkeeper, aged 72 years.

Died - February 14, at Crediton, MARY TOOSE, aged 54 years.

Thursday 28 February 1850, Issue 4395 - Gale Document No. Y3200681138
Devon General Sessions - Trial of Prisoners
JOHN HOSGOOD, 20, charged with stealing at Crediton, in October last, a pair of boots, the property of MR CHAS. HAINWORTH, was found guilty, and sentenced to seven years' transportation.

Thursday 7 March 1850, Issue 4396 - Gale Document No. Y3200681158
Crediton District County Court
Insolvents: In re: JONATHAN PERKINS - This insolvent, a blacksmith &c., of Crediton, came up for his second examination, supported by Mr G. W. Turner, of Exeter. At the former hearing the insolvent was opposed by MR VOYSEY, Ironmonger of Crediton, for £6 3s. 3d. His complaint against the insolvent was that he had disposed of a spring cart to Mr Nicholls the day after he was summoned by Mr Voysey to this court, to defraud him, but which it now appeared was sold four days previous to the issue of the summons for the goods had of him. Mr Voysey charged the defendant with removing a portion of his goods, which the insolvent denied, and he now charged him with holding on his goods fraudulently, but this was explained by the insolvent. Some time since during his illness, and previous to his becoming an inmate of the Devon and Exeter Hospital, an execution was put in his house, when Mr Brown and others purchased his stock in trade and furniture; Mr Brown, to prevent his wife and family going to the workhouse, bought the tools in for £5 12s. 8d. which he had since repaid by work supplied to Mr Brown, between this and his former hearing. His stock and furniture was valued by Mr Vowler at the above period for about £9 and the sum it sold for was £5 12s. 8d. Mr Turner contended that the handing of this cart to Mr Nicholls was not done with the view of diminishing his capital and giving a fraudulent previous. There was no penal enactment in reference to application for protection, and looking at it as though the insolvent came up in custody where he could be charged under such a section, this transfer was done for a bona fide pressure for payment of a debt, and not as a preference, and therefore he could not come under the penal section of that act. This cart was parted with six months previous to his appealing to this court. No other creditor pressed this man but Mr Voysey, and had he not done so possibly he would have been paid by this time. His Honour had doubts whether he ought not to refuse his application, but under the circumstance he gave him the benefit of his doubts and granted him his final order.

Thursday 4 April 1850, Issue 4400 - Gale Document No. Y3200681298
Crediton
Fire - On Good Friday morning a destructive fire broke out at the higher end of St. Lawrence Green, about 9 o'clock in the morning. It appears that a chimney of a house, occupied by MR BROWNING, cordwainer, caught fire, and the burning soot fell upon the adjoining thatch roofs an quickly set them in a blaze. After a short time the town engines appeared, but their usefulness was considerably marred by the want of water which was fetched in carts from some distance off. The wind was at this time blowing a perfect hurricane from the East; and but for the praiseworthy rapidity with which the firemen unroofed one of the cottages, the fire would have been very extensive and disastrous. It was not got under until one o'clock, for the fire burnt but slowly, and destroyed in all, nine houses. MR BROWNING'S, MR HODGE'S, baker, who lost 80 sacks of flour, besides other stock-in-trade, and seven other cottages, in the occupation of poor labourers, &c. The property belongs to MR A. WREFORD, and the Rev. Mr Vickers, and is, we believe, fully insured in the Norwich Union and West of England offices. A man named HARVEY, fell off one of the roofs, and injured his back very much.

County Court
JOHN COULDRIDGE v. JOHN HEARD - The plaintiff is a currier living in the town of Crediton; the defendant is a shoemaker living at Thorverton. This action was brought to recover the sum of £6 3s. 4d. for goods sold and delivered in the year 1848. Judgment for plaintiff for the full amount: ordered to pay the same by instalments of £1 per month.

WILLIAM BROCK v. WM. HENRY HUGO - The plaintiff is a farmer living at Westwood, near Crediton: the defendant is a surgeon living in the town of Crediton. This action was brought to recover the sum of £1 1s. for 50 bundles of reed ordered by defendant for his father, of the plaintiff 6 or 7 years since. Verdict for the defendant.

Thursday 11 April 1850, Issue 4401 - Gale Document No. Y3200681338
Crediton - Fire
On Tuesday morning last, a fire broke out in Spinning Path, in a cottage the property of MR BERRY, builder, about 7 o'clock in the morning. Owing to the rain having damped the thatch, the fire progressed but slowly. The locality is a very crowded one with a great deal of thatched buildings, but a house was pulled down and the further progress of the flames stopped. The damage done includes three houses belonging to MR BERRY, (uninsured), and three house the property of MR BURRINGTON, which are, we believe, insured in the Royal Exchange. Long before the flames were subdued, there was a cry of fire in Dean-street, a large pound-house with sheds and pigsties, in the occupation of MR VIGERS, and two cottages, (all the property of MR LIGHTFOOT,) situated in a small court off from Dean-street. It is supposed that this pound-house must have taken fire from some burning flakes from the fire in Spinning Path falling on the thatch. This burnt very rapidly and in a very short space of time all the buildings, save one cottage, were in ruins. This property is fully insured.
Crediton is notorious for its fires; it may well be said so - in the short space of one week there have been about twenty dwelling-houses, stables, sheds, &c. destroyed by three fires.

Thursday 18 April 1850, Issue 4402 - Gale Document No. Y3200681374
Exeter, Wednesday 17 April
Died - At Crediton, MR JAMES TREND, aged 95 - another instance of the longevity of its inhabitants.

Thursday 25 April 1850, Issue 4403 - Gale Document No. Y3200681408
Exeter, Wednesday 24 April
Birth - April 19, at Crediton, MRS J. H. DYMOND, of a daughter.

Thursday 9 May 1850, Issue 4405 - Gale Document No. Y3200681478
Exeter, Wednesday 8 May
Married - May 6, at the Wesleyan Chapel, in this city, REUBEN, eldest son of MR RICHARDS, excise-collector, Crediton, to Miss Caroline Perriam, of Topsham.

Thursday 16 May 1850, Issue 4406 - Gale Document No. Y3200681512
Exeter, Wednesday 15 May
Married - May 15, at Alphington, by the Rev. R. Ellicombe, MR J. G. THOMAS, of Crediton, to Mary Mortimer, eldest daughter of the late Mr William Northcott, of Bridford.

Died - May 7, at Crediton, after a short illness, MARY, the beloved wife of MR JOHN MAUNDER, clock and watch-maker, aged 38 years, deeply regretted by all who knew her.

Thursday 16 May 1850, Issue 4406 - Gale Document No. Y3200681500
Crediton Petty Sessions
Assault - JOHN MILTON, publican of Crediton, was summoned by WILLIAM GREENSLADE for a violet assault committed on him on Thursday, the 2nd instant, between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock, at the London Inn, in Crediton. The parties it appears are brothers-in-law, and the complainant had assisted the defendant with money at various times which had been gradually liquidated until a balance of £26 remained. The complainant stated that he was drinking at the above public house on this night, when the subject broached, amongst others, was the prospect of the potato crop; and the defendant in the course of that conversation said that the potatoes were most done, on which the complainant said it was a pity some tradesmen who owed money were not done, now that they repudiated their debts. This led to further words and an interchange of accusations of being liars and cheats, which resulted in Milton's rising from his seat walking across the room and striking the complainant very violent about the head and face, and blacked both his eyes. A witness, named Adams, was called to corroborate the complainant's statement. This witness said he did not hear the complainant's father say "go into him Billy." The defendant in his defence said that he went into the room without any intention of assaulting the complainant; but Greenslade was in the habit of going round to the public-houses reducing his character, which he considered was very improper conduct. The complainant first commenced the quarrel and assaulted him. The Bench considered the assault had been proved and fined the defendant 10s. and expenses, which were immediately paid.

Thursday 23 May 1850, Issue 4407 - Gale Document No. Y3200681547
Exeter, Wednesday 22 May
Birth - May 18, at Crediton, the wife of F. E. SMITH, Esq., of a son.

Died - May 11, at Crediton, aged 36, ELIZABETH, the beloved wife of PHILIP FRANCIS, Esq., of Moor, deeply lamented by a numerous circle of friends and acquaintances, to whom she was endeared by her amiable disposition.

Thursday 23 May 1850, Issue 4407 - Gale Document No. Y3200681541
Inquest - On Thursday last an inquest was held at the Valiant Soldier, South-street, before J. Warren, Esq., Coroner, on the body of a labouring man named THOMAS HOWARD, who died at the Hospital, having been brought there in consequence of serious injuries received by him by a chimney falling on him. The deceased belonged to the neighbourhood of Crediton. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.

Thursday 30 May 1850, Issue 4408 - Gale Document No. Y3200681578
Exeter, Wednesday 29 May
Birth - May 21, at Crediton, the wife of MR J. BRADFORD, of a daughter.

Thursday 6 June 1850, Issue 4409 - Gale Document No. Y3200681590
Whereas a Petition of JOHN JAMES, near the Star Inn, in the East Town of Crediton, in the County of Devon, Mason and Innkeeper, an Insolvent Debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Devonshire holden at Crediton, in the said County, and an Interim Order for Protection from Process having been given to the said JOHN JAMES under the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided, the said JOHN JAMES is hereby required to appear in the said Court to be holden at Crediton aforesaid, before the Judge of the said Court, on the First day of July next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, for his First Examination touching his debts, estate and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes: And Notice is hereby given that the choice of Assignees is to take place at the times so appointed.
All Persons indebted to the said JOHN JAMES, or who have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr George Tanner, the Clerk of the said Court, who is the Official Assignee of the estate and effects of the said Insolvent, at his Office at Union Terrace, Crediton, in the said County.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff of the said Court. Dated June 14th, 1850.

Thursday 6 June 1850, Issue 4409 - Gale Document No. Y3200681586
Crediton District County Court
Insolvent - In re: JOHN JAMES, Mason and Innkeeper, of Crediton. This insolvent applied to file his petition. His debts were stated at £51 15s. 3d., and his assets at £17. He was supported by Mr Cleeve, and no opposition being offered his interim order was granted.

Thursday 13 June 1850, Issue 4410 - Gale Document No. Y3200681649
Exeter, Wednesday 12 June
Died - June 11, at Crediton, aged 70, MARIA, relict of the late JOHN SMITH, Esq.

Thursday 27 June 1850, Issue 4412 - Gale Document No. Y3200681709
Exeter, Wednesday 26 June
Married - June 20, at St Mary Major's by the Rev. J. F. Turner, MR BROWNE, of Dunscombe Farm, Crediton, to Mary, only daughter of the late Mr G. Ponsford, of Newton St. Cyres.

Married - June 18, at Crediton, by the Rev. S. Rowe, Mr R. Milman, of Sandford, to MISS AYRE, of Crediton.

Thursday 4 July 1850, Issue 4413 - Gale Document No. Y3200681739
Exeter, Wednesday 3 July
Died - June 20, at Bedminster, SAMUEL BROWN, jun., Esq., eldest son of SAMUEL BROWN, Esq., of Crediton, one of the magistrates of the City of Bristol, and trustee of some of the most important charities there. The combination of an energetic mind, with unswerving integrity and an amiable disposition, made him especially valuable in all his varied duties, deeply endeared him to every member of his sorrowing family, and obtained for him the esteem and regard of a numerous and influential acquaintance.

Thursday 4 July 1850, Issue 4413 - Gale Document No. Y3200681736
Crediton County Court
HENRY DAVY v. EDMUND CROYDON. - The plaintiff is a gentleman residing at Fordton, near Crediton; the defendant, an auctioneer, living at Teignmouth. The action was for £5 17s. 2d., for goods sold and delivered to defendant in July, 1848,. Defendant not appearing, judgment was given for the full amount to be paid forthwith.

SAMUEL BROWN v. WILLIAM HARVEY - The plaintiff is a gentleman living in Crediton; the defendant, a shoemaker living in the same place. The action was for £1 10s., a quarter's rent of a yard, near the Horse and Jockey Inn, from Christmas 1849, to Lady day, 1850. Judgement for the full amount, to be paid by instalments of 4s. a month.

CHARLES BICKNELL v. SAMUEL BODDY - The plaintiff is a tailor, living in the town of Crediton; the defendant, a shoemaker, living in the same place. The defendant was summoned on an unsatisfied judgment obtained by plaintiff against him on the 5th of November, 1849, for 19s. 6d., debt and costs. Ordered to be committed for a month for not appearing. Warrant not to issue for a month.

HENRY SKINNER v. EDMUND COMER - The plaintiff is a grocer, living in the town of Crediton; the defendant is a yeoman of Newton St. Cyres. Two actions were brought herein, one for £7 16s., a balance due on a dishonoured bill, dated 9th February, 1849, - the other, for £15 8s. 11 ½d., for goods sold and delivered in the same year. The defendant not appearing, judgment was given for the full amount in both cases - ordered to be paid forthwith.

WILLIAM GREENSLADE v. JOHN MILTON - The plaintiff is a Maltster of Crediton: the defendant, an innkeeper of the same place. The action was for £20, a balance due for goods sold and delivered. Mr Stogdon appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Turner for the defendant, on the 3rd of June last, when it was adjourned in consequence of the plaintiff's not furnishing sufficient particulars of demand; it was heard at the Castle of Exeter on the 15th ult., by the consent of both parties, for the convenience of their solicitors, and his Honour this day gave judgment for plaintiff, for £15 8s. 1d., to be paid in 5s. a month.

Thursday 18 July 1850, Issue 4415 - Gale Document No. Y3200681791
Exeter, Wednesday 17 July
Married - July 11, at Crediton, MR JOHN VELLACOTT LUXMOORE, to HESTER, eldest daughter of MR JOHN MANN, of Crediton.

Thursday 5 September 1850, Issue 4422 - Gale Document No. Y3200682018
Exeter, Wednesday 4 September
Married - September 3, at Crediton, by the Rev. Samuel Rowe, vicar, the REV. THOMAS RENWICK, eldest son of Captain Renwick, R.N., to Hannah Matilda, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Hugh Bent, rector of Highbray, and chaplain of Sandford.

Thursday 5 September 1850, Issue 4422 - Gale Document No. Y3200682015
Crediton
Marriage of the REV. T. RENWICK - The usual dullness of this town was agreeably enlivened on Tuesday last, by the long-looked for event of the marriage of our worthy curate to Miss Bent, daughter of the late Rev. Hugh Bent, of Sandford: everyone had been on the qui vive for some time, and at half past ten a large number of persons had assembled in the church to witness the ceremony. The bridal party, consisting of thirty, arrived at the church in seven carriages, and the ceremony was performed by our esteemed vicar. The lovely bride was attired in a plain but elegant white satin, with tulle lace &c. After the service was performed, the company adjourned to Penton Cottage, the residence of the mother of the bride, where a splendid dejeuner was prepared. Among the guests were the Rev. S. Rowe, the Rev. J. Deans, the Rev. Smythe, the Rev. R. Hutton, of Shaldon, the Rev. Hutton, of Hampshire, the Rev. F. T. B. Willesford, of Awliscombe, the Rev. C. Gregory, &c., &c. The splendid bells of our church enlivened the day with many a merry peal. We understand the happy bride and bridegroom are gone to spend the honeymoon in Wales.

Shoe Stealing - A man named MARTIN was taken into custody on Sunday for stealing sixteen pair of shoes from a master shoemaker named ELSTONE, who had given them to him to make, and selling them considerably under their value to a shoemaker of the name of Crop.

Shocking Infanticide - Great sensation has been caused in this town by the finding of the body of a fine male infant, which there seems to be no doubt came to its death by unfair means. On Friday evening last, a man named FERRIS was coming through a lane leading to the parks from the town, when he trod upon what appeared to be a heap of straw, but on looking closely he discovered the arm of an infant protruding. The body was at once removed to the King's Arms. There is some difference in the opinion of medical men as to the age of the child, but all agree that it was born alive. At the inquest a verdict of Found Dead was returned.

Thursday 12 September 1850, Issue 4423 - Gale Document No. Y3200682019
High Street, Crediton, Devon - Valuable Freehold Dwelling House, Malt House, Orchard, Garden, and Brewhouse, for Sale, free from Land Tax.
To be Sold by Auction, by Mr Charles Force, at the Oat Sheaf, Crediton, on Thursday, September 26th, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon, the whole of those valuable and extensive Freehold Premises, In the occupation of MR JOHN TREMLETT, Maltster and Brewer, situate in High-street, Crediton: comprising a very substantial Brick Built Family Residence, having 11 good Bed rooms, 3 Sitting Rooms, Kitchen, Back Kitchen, Scullery, Larder, Dairy, and a variety of useful and Domestic Offices: excellent Brewhouse, spacious Malt-house, with Kiln and requisite Store-rooms, extensive and well-arranged Cellarage, Courtlage, Stabling, Linhays, and Piggery; also a kitchen and productive Orchard.
The whole will be found in substantial repair, situate in one of the best trading situations in the Town of Crediton; measuring in depth upwards of seven hundred and twenty feet, by a breadth of about forty five feet; and from its judicious arrangement and great extent, the, the Premises offer unusual pecuniary advantages to any party wishing to continue the Malting Business, together with a Family Brewery, Licensed Retail Beer Seller, or any other trade requiring room.
May be viewed by applying to the Owner, on the Premises, and all particulars known from him, or at the Office of Mr Charles Force, Builder and Auctioneer, 106, St Sidwell's, Exeter. A Purchaser may be accommodated by taking any part of the Utensils in Trade at a fair valuation.

Thursday 12 September 1850, Issue 4423 - Gale Document No. Y3200682048
Exeter, Wednesday 11 September
Married - September 10, at Crediton, by the Rev. S. Rowe, vicar, Mr Josiah Williams, of Bristol, to EMMA, youngest daughter of the late MR RICHARD BROWNE, of Dunscombe, Crediton.

Died - September 8, at Crediton, JANE, the widow of the late MR BENJAMIN LUXMOORE.

Died - September 4, at Crediton, aged 47, SIBELLA, the beloved wife of EDWARD YARD, Esq., M.D.

Thursday 12 September 1850, Issue 4423 - Gale Document No. Y3200682047
Crediton County Court
THOMAS HEATHMAN v. WILLIAM BRAILEY - The plaintiff is an ironmonger, of Crediton, the defendant, a carpenter, living at Sampford Courtenay. The plaintiff sought to recover the sum of £3 5s. 10d., for goods sold and delivered in 1848. The defendant not appearing, judgement was given for the full amount; ordered to be paid by instalments of 15s. per month.

GEO. TANNER, Esq. v. FRED. HYETT. - The plaintiff (Clerk of the above Court), is the official assignee of WILLIAM HARVEY, of Crediton, an insolvent debtor, who has protection of the above Court. The defendant is a brewer, living at Exeter. This action was brought to recover the sum of 13s. 2d., for goods sold and delivered by insolvent in the year 1848 - the defendant not appearing, judgment was given for the full amount; order to be paid in a month.

GEORGE ELSTON v. SAMUEL HARRIS - The plaintiff and defendant are boot and shoemakers, both residing in the town of Crediton. The plaintiff sought to recover the sum of £9 11s. 11d., a balance due for goods sold and delivered in the months of April and May last - judgment for plaintiff, for the amount claimed; order to be paid in one week.

WILLIAM TROBRIDGE v. JOHN LANE - The plaintiff is a carpenter, and the defendant a watch and clock maker, both residing in Crediton. The plaintiff sought to recover the sum of £6 9s. 7d., being the defendant's share, in connection with others, for the repairing and use of a pump adjoining the defendant's premises, as per agreement. Judgment for the plaintiff, for the amount claimed; ordered to be paid in 5s. a month.

Thursday 19 September 1850, Issue 4424 - Gale Document No. Y3200682064
Crediton - Fire.
On Monday evening last, a fire broke out on the premises of MR SIMON POPE, Maltster and publican. It appears that some men were employed turning the malt, in the upper loft, which is so low as not to admit of a man's standing upright; and they were very incautiously working with a "naked candle". In consequence of the dry state of the thatch, from the continued heat arising from the brewing, the candle set the roof on fire. In five minutes the whole was in a blaze, and in an hour and a half nothing remained of the whole building but a heap of ruins. The fire broke out about nine o'clock. In addition to Mr Pope's house and premises, three houses belonging to R. NORRISH fell a prey to the flames. The houses are insured; Mr Pope, we believe, loses but little. He has lately sold beer at a very reduced rate, and has, consequently, done a roaring trade. The fire on this unfortunate evening did a roaring trade for him, as the flames burnt most fiercely. Crediton keeps up its flaming reputation.

Thursday 3 October 1850, Issue 4426 - Gale Document No. Y3200682134
Crediton Petty Sessions
JOHN STRONG, of the Duke of York, was summoned by MRS ELIZABETH LEE, who formerly lived at the Royal Oak, for abusing and assault her on the 11th December, by violently "creaming" her, and throwing her almost out of doors: she went to defendant's house to enquire for a cider cask, which he refused to let her have, when this occurred. Mr G. Tanner appeared for the defendant, and questioned the complainant if she did not call the defendant "a rogue, a cheat, and a blackguard," previous to his putting her out of door, which she denied: how he "creamed" her she did not know, not knowing what he did to her when he took hold of her: she received much injury. Mr Edwards, surgeon, was called, and proved that he was sent for on the following day, and he found the complainant's arm discoloured, and the hand swollen as if it had been wrenched; he did not see her a second time professionally. The defence was that when the complainant called for the cask and found she could not have it as cider was in it, she used very improper language, and in order to get rid of her the defendant took her by the arm (having first repeatedly told her to leave) and merely used sufficient force to remove her from his premises. He called Cleeve, John Thorne, and Richard Harvey, who considered that the defendant only used sufficient force to put her out of his house, in consequence of her abuse. They also added that she came back a second and third time, and that the defendant was obliged to put her out of the house each time, before he could get rid of her. The Bench dismissed the complaint.

JOHN HAYDON, (who is deaf and dumb,) and a man named Dyer, (cousins,) were summoned by Robert Buckingham with being drunk on Sunday night last, in the streets of Crediton and striking the defendant. Dyer denied interfering with "Buckey" until the latter thrust his stick against him, when he struck him; he also complained of the ill usage of the complainant, and exposed his arms, which were much bruised, in confirmation of it; but this the constable said arose from his violet conduct when taking him to the lock-up. The Bench fined Dyer 5s. and expenses, and dismissed the complaint against Haydon.

JOHN ELSTON was charged by his cousin, JOHN STRONG, shoemaker, with neglecting his work. The defendant is a good workman and enabled to earn large wages, but adopts the plan of taking work from various masters, draw money on account, and then neglecting the work. The defendant did not deny the charge. He was committed for one month to hard labour.

Thursday 10 October 1850, Issue 4427 - Gale Document No. y3200682173
Exeter, Wednesday 9 October
Married - October 3, at St David's, by the Rev. C. C. Bartholomew, MR RICHARD LEE, Hill Barton, Crediton, to Ann, only daughter of W. Densom, Esq., of Bremridge, Sandford.

Died - October 4, at Crediton, after a short illness, SELINA, the only daughter of the late Mr J. Haycroft, of Stoke Canon, aged 17.

Thursday 10 October 1850, Issue 4427 - Gale Document No. Y3200682172
Crediton County Court
WILLIAM GLANFIELD v. John Challice - The plaintiff is a tailor and draper, living in Crediton; the defendant, a tailor residing in Lapford. The plaintiff sought to recover the sum of £4 15s. 6 ¾d., a balance due for goods sold and delivered in February last. The defendant not appearing, judgment was given for the plaintiff for £4 5s. 6d (the defendant having sent 10s. to the plaintiff a day or two previous to the Court House.) Ordered to be paid in 8s. a month.

Thursday 31 October 1850, Issue 4430 - Gale Document No. Y3200682266
Exeter, Wednesday 30 October
Married - October 30, at Crediton, by the Rev. S. Rowe Mr John Wreford, of Ash Bullion, to FRANCES, third daughter of MR RICHARD KELLAND, of Bewsley, Crediton.

Thursday 7 November 1850, Issue 4431 - Gale Document No. Y3200682307
Exeter, Wednesday 6 November
Married - October 31, at Sandford, MR W. LEE, baker, Crediton, to Sarah, fourth daughter of the late Mr Hookway, yeoman, of Sandford.

Thursday 7 November 1850, Issue 4431 - Gale Document No. Y3200682304
Crediton County Court
SAMUEL BROWN v. JOHN PIKE - The plaintiff is a currier of Crediton, the defendant a boot and shoemaker of Cheriton Fitzpaine. The action was brought to recover £10 6s. 8 ½d., a balance due for leather sold and delivered. The defendant having admitted the debt, but pleaded great poverty. Judgment was given for the amount. Ordered to be paid in 4s. a month.

THOMAS MORTIMORE v. WM. RICE - The plaintiff is a carrier of Exeter, the defendant a labourer of Crediton. The action was brought to recover £2 3s. 3d. for ¼ of a year's rent of a house, orchard, and premises in Sandford, due at Michaelmas 1850. Judgment for the Amount, ordered to be paid in a month.

GEO. GREGORY v. WM. LUXTON - The plaintiff is a yeoman, the defendant a labourer, both of the parish of Crediton. The action was brought to recover £2 5s. 6d., a balance due for cider, and rent of potato ground, the defendant having admitted the debt, judgment was given for the amount claimed, ordered to be paid in 4s. a month.

WILLIAM GREENSLADE v. JOHN MILTON - The plaintiff is a Maltster, the defendant an innkeeper, both of Crediton. The plaintiff summoned the defendant upon an unsatisfied judgment for £15 18s. 1d. with costs, obtained on the 1st of July last, in the above court, to shew cause why the order made on that occasion for payment of the debt and costs by instalments should not be increased, being 5s. a month, on account of the defendant's pleading poverty. The plaintiff stated that the defendant was well able to pay considerably more, having recently received from Mr Geo. Francis, (a gent who lately lodged and boarded with defendant) between £30 and £40 in cash, and a bill and note for £90, one payable in 4 months, the other in 12 months, being a bill due from that gent to the defendant, and his profits of an innkeeper being rather extensive. Mr Langdon, a solicitor, of Crediton, was called on the part of the plaintiff, to prove that he had (on behalf of Mr Francis,) paid the aforesaid cash, and given the said note and bill to the defendant. The defendant contended that he was unable to pay more than 5s. a month, his business being small as well as his profits. That he was obliged to pay the cash received from Mr Langdon, to Mr Snow, his landlord, for malt and rent, and other creditors were waiting for the money of the note and bill when payable. His Honour from the evidence, though that the defendant's profits were sufficient to enable him to pay a greater instalment than heretofore. Ordered him to pay £1 a month.

Thursday 21 November 1850, Issue 4433 - Gale Document No. Y3200682366
Exeter, Wednesday 20 November
Died - November 2, at Crediton, aged 29, MR J. JARMAN, eldest son of the late Mr Jarman, of Peason Barton, Colebrooke.

Thursday 5 December 1850, Issue 4435 - Gale Document No. Y3200682424
Crediton County Court
ROBERT WINTER v. RICHARD WHITE - The plaintiff is a coal-merchant of Crediton, the defendant a labourer of Exminster. The plaintiff sought to recover 10s. 7 ½d., a balance due for goods sold and delivered, after allowing a bill due to defendant for the carriage of coals. Payment for the 10s. 7 ½d. ordered to be paid in a month.

JAMES ROWDON v. THOMAS WRIGHT - The plaintiff a tailor, the defendant a labourer, both of Crediton. The plaintiff sought to recover 7s. 2d., for money advanced the defendant to pay poor's rates, and for previously serving the summons on the defendant to pay such poor's rates. Judgment for the 7s. 2d. ordered to be paid by two instalments, a moiety thereof in a month, the remainder in two months.

JOHN HUTCHINGS v. JOSEPH MOUNCE - Both parties reside at Crediton. The plaintiff sought to recover 10s. 3d., for goods sold and delivered. Judgment for the amount to be paid in 2s. a month.

SAMUEL BROWN v. JOHN HATTEN - The plaintiff is a currier of Crediton, the defendant a boot and shoemaker of Sandford. The plaintiff sought to recover £2 2s. 1d. for goods sold and delivered. The plaintiff having acknowledged that he had made an error in his account, not having deducted the whole of the payments made by defendant. Judgment for £1 7s. 3 ½d. ordered to be paid in 4s. a month.

Thursday 19 December 1850, Issue 4437 - Gale Document No. Y3200682490
Exeter, Wednesday 18 December
Married - December 11, at Crediton, MR W. TREMLETT, of Woolsgrove Barton, Crediton, to EMMA, eldest daughter of MR S. WREFORD, of Hollacombe, in the same parish.

Thursday 16 January 1851, Issue 4441 - Gale Document No. Y3200682636
Crediton - Fatal Accident
The child of MR HUTCHINGS, butcher, in the East Town, in attempting to cross the road fell under the wheels of a cart passing at the time, and was unfortunately killed by the wheels going over its head. We learn that no blame attaches to the driver of the cart.

Thursday 23 January 1851, Issue 4442 - Gale Document No. Y3200682647
Crediton - Inquest
On Thursday last an inquest was held before A. Leigh, junr., Esq., deputy coroner, and a highly respectable jury, Mr Michael Rice being foreman, at the Ship Inn, on the body of a child named HUTCHINGS, who was killed a few days previously by a cart passing over it, in East Town. The parties who witnessed the accident having been examined, the jury returned a verdict of "accidental death". The jury then retired to the bar, and on the deputy coroner coming into the room to speak to a gentleman, he was accosted by Michael, who being of opinion that a cobbler might go beyond his last, said that he had been requested by his brother jurymen to mention a circumstance, and as it related to his worthy father, he presumed it would not be objectionable to his hearing. It was, that the first inquest Mr Leigh, senr., held in Crediton, was on the grandfather of the child, who was at that time a carter in the employ of the late Mr Hippisley, and was killed by the wagon passing over him, and he (Michael) was on the jury. On that occasion, it being Mr Leigh's first visit to Crediton, the jury, as he (Michael) was then doing, politely asked him to "stand sam," and which he readily did. As Mr Leigh, junr., could not do better than walk in the footsteps of such an estimable gentleman as his father, he hoped, this being his first visit to Crediton, he would do the same. Mr Leigh, jun., under the circumstances, complied with the request.

Petty Sessions
THOMAS GRANT was summoned by JANE FURZEMAN, who keeps a mangle, with assaulting her on the 10th January last, at eight o'clock at night, at Crediton. The complainant stated that the defendant's wife allowed her child to turn the mangle for her between her school hours, and that on the above evening the child was at her house so occupied, when the defendant came for her with a whip to beat her; the child seeing that, clung to her, when the defendant struck at her and the child. Complainant told him he was striking her, but he said he did not care. The defendant said that the complainant was in the habit of enticing his child away from her home to turn the mangle and keeping her away from school, and repeatedly the girl had left her home and a child she had to take care of, to be at the complainant's, who encouraged her there. Being determined to put an end to it, he went to the complainant's house for the girl, with the whip to frighten her, but when he came there, she endeavoured to prevent the child leaving with him, and in striking the child he struck the defendant. The bench dismissed the complaint.

Thursday 6 February 1851, Issue 4443 - Gale Document No. Y3200682747
Crediton County Court
SAMUEL WATTS v. JAMES BRENNELLICK - The plaintiff, a baker of Crediton, sought to recover from the defendant, a shoe maker of the same place, the sum of 19s. 4d. for goods sold and delivered. Judgment for the plaintiff for the amount claimed, and ordered to be paid in 4s. per month.

JAMES STONE v. SAMUEL BACKWELL - The plaintiff, an innkeeper of Crediton, sought to recover from the defendant, a boot and shoemaker of the same place, (who is agent for the County Fire and Life Insurance Company, and who keeps possession of the west town engine,) the sum of £2 1s. 9d., for beer and cider supplied on the 13th, 14th, and 15th of July 1849 at the request of the defendant and his order, for the engine men who assisted on the occasion of a fire, which happened on Bowden Hill, on the 13th day of July 1849. The plaintiff called his housekeeper, who proved that the beer and cider had been delivered agreeably to the request of defendant and Thomas Sanders, (who assisted defendant in the management of the engine,) and also called Thomas Sanders to prove that he had an unlimited order from the defendant for the supply of this beer and cider, but who admitted on his cross-examination that the beer &c. ordered by him did not exceed the value of a pound. The defendant (supported by Mr Langdon) stated that on the morning in question, he ordered Thomas Sanders to furnish each engine-man with a pint of beer, from 15 to 20 in number, at the plaintiff's house; and after the engine had been returned to his custody, he ordered plaintiff to supply another pint to each man, which he considered a sufficient quantity for them for the time they were detained, and that he had paid into court the sum of 10s. as equivalent to the quantity of beer ordered by him. His Honour considered from the evidence, that the unlimited order given to Thomas Sanders had been destroyed, and that the 10s. paid by defendant was a full satisfaction of the defendant's liability, gave judgment for the defendant, allowing him 10s. towards his expenses.

JOHN CARTHEW v. FREDERICK SYMES - The plaintiff, a miller of Crediton, sought to recover from the defendant, a baker of Shobrooke, the sum of £7 18s. for flour sold and delivered. The defendant not appearing, judgment was given for the amount claimed, and ordered to be paid in a month.

JOHN SNELL v. WILLIAM ELSTON - The plaintiff, a currier of Crediton, the defendant, a shoemaker of the same place, to show cause why the judgment obtained against him on the 3rd day of April 1848, had not been satisfied, there being due on that judgment the sum of £12 6s. 2 ½d. , debts and costs. The plaintiff having pleaded extreme poverty, his Honour thought he could not make an order in the case, but allowed it to stand over for 6 months.

Thursday 13 February 1851, Issue 4444 - Gale Document No. Y3200682781
Exeter, Wednesday 12 February
Married - February 1, at Upton Hellions, by the Rev. Wm. Wm. Wellington, MR ALFRED EDWARDS, of Crediton, to MISS ANN THOMAS, of the same place.

Thursday 27 February 1851, Issue 4446 - Gale Document No. Y3200682825
Crediton
ELIZABETH YEOMAN and HARRIETT YEOMAN, mother and daughter, were committed for trial at the sessions, for stealing a sheet, the property of JOHN DART, carpenter, of Crediton, the previous evening, from the line it was hung on to dry. When the constable went to the prisoners' houses to search for the missing sheet, he could find nothing, but subsequently, when the younger prisoner was sitting on a stool before the fire, the end of the sheet was seen hanging from underneath her clothes, she having secreted it damp around her person. It was then taken from her, and she and her mother conveyed to the lock-up, where the younger prisoner said to the elder "they can't swear to the sheet as I cut the hem off with a knife."

Thursday 6 March 1851, Issue 4447 - Gale Document No. Y3200682883
Crediton - County Court
THOMAS BERRY v. ANN BURRIDGE - The plaintiff, a leather-cutter, of Crediton, sought to recover from the defendant, a cordwainer, of the same place, the sum of £1 13s. 7 ½d., a balance due for goods sold and delivered. The defendant having admitted the debt, judgment was given for the amount claimed. Ordered to be paid in 5s. a month.

Thursday 27 March 1851, Issue 4450 - Gale Document No. Y3200682971
FRANCIS SHUTE and STEPHEN SHUTE'S Bankruptcy
Montague Baker Beres, Esquire, Her Majesty's Commissioner of the Exeter District Court of Bankruptcy, being the Commissioner authorised to act under a commission of Bankruptcy, bearing date the Thirteenth day of February 1826, awarded and issued forth against FRANCIS SHUTE and STEPHEN SHUTE, both of Crediton, in the County of Devon, woollen manufacturers, dealers and chapmen and partners, will sit on the Eleventh day of April next, at One o'Clock in the Afternoon precisely, at the Court of Bankruptcy for the Exeter District, in Queen-street, in the City of Exeter, for the purpose of Auditing the Assignees' Accounts of the Estate and Effects of the said Bankrupts, and on the Twenty-Fifth day of April next at One o'Clock in the Afternoon precisely, to make a Dividend of the Estate and Effects of the said Bankrupts. On either of the above days, the Creditors, who have not already proved their debts, may prove the same, or they will be excluded the benefit of the said dividend, and all claims not then proved will be disallowed.
Thomas Pring, Crediton, Solicitor to Assignees. 22nd March, 1851.

Thursday 27 March 1851, Issue 4450 - Gale Document No. Y3200682972
Devon Lent Assizes
RICHARD WOOLACOTT (14) was indicted for maliciously setting fire to an outhouse, at Crediton, in the occupation of JAMES STRONG.
James Strong. - I occupy Knowle Barton Farm, in the parish of Crediton; on the 2nd of March I was in the hall with my wife; there was a good fire burning in the kitchen. I have six servants, but no one was in the house but myself, wife and the prisoner. About three o'clock I heard some one, who I thought was the prisoner, go into the kitchen; in a quarter of an hour I heard an alarm of fire, and on going to the pound house I saw that the thatch was on fire. Prisoner assisted in bringing water, but for certain reasons I gave him in charge of the constable.
George Gibson. - I am a miller, and on the day in question went to Knowle Barton, and on going into the pound house I saw a cinder, which I gave to Mrs Woolacott.
Mrs Strong, wife of the prosecutor, found a boot in the pound house, on the Tuesday following the fire; this boot belonged to the prisoner; the boot contained some ashes of burnt wood.
Robert Stone - I am a constable of Crediton. I apprehended the prisoner on the day in question, and charged him with setting the place on fire. The following evening, I saw him, and he said he had some rappers (fireworks) and had thrown one against a boy's back, and another against the wall, and he thought it was that which set it on fire. I said, "it is all lies; it was done with a coal, and you know how it was done." I did not hold out any inducement or threat to induce him to make a statement.
The learned Judge interrupted the examination, and retired to consult with the Lord Chief Baron. Upon his return, he said that, considering the boy's age, the evidence of conversation, under the circumstances as they appeared in the depositions, ought not to be received. The boy said, "if you will forgive me, I will tell you all about it." He had consulted with the Lord Chief Baron, who was also of opinion that the evidence ought not to be received. And, addressing the jury, he said, Gentlemen, you must acquit the prisoner; for, independent of his own statement, there is no evidence against him. Constables, if they obtain confessions, must be careful how they get them, and not tell a boy like this, "It is all lies, I know how it was done." That was very wrong: it is a rule of law not to allow confessions to be used in evidence against a prisoner unless they consisted of a simple plain statement of their own. I have no doubt at all, considering the boy's age, that it would be illegal to receive the confession.
The jury accordingly returned a verdict of not guilty.
The learned Judge cautioned the boy as to his future conduct. He had escaped very severe punishment, in addition to being once or twice whipped. If ever he appeared before a court again for a similar offence, he would, in all probability, be transported.

Thursday 10 April 1851, Issue 4451 - Gale Document No. Y3200683077
Exeter, Wednesday 9 April
Died - March 31, at Langridge, in the parish of Crediton, after a long illness, borne with Christian resignation and manly fortitude, MR WILLIAM WARD, of Marlborough Terrace, Kensington. His loss is deeply lamented by his surviving relatives and friends, by whom he was deservedly beloved and respected.

Thursday 17 April 1851, Issue 4452 - Gale Document No. Y3200683101
Crediton Petty Sessions
Extraordinary Application of Affiliation
ALFRED GALE, baker, of Crediton, was summoned by ANN HOSEGOOD, to show cause why he should not contribute towards the maintenance of a female illegitimate child, of which she alleged he was the father. Mr G. W. Turner appeared for the defendant. It appeared from the evidence of the complainant, that she was a married woman, but had not lived with her husband for 13 years, which it was held could not be received in evidence, the act of parliament requiring that non-access must be proved by other than the husband or wife, neither could they be examined as to collateral facts to prove that fact. The complainant had had she alleged four children by GALE of the respective ages of 11, 8, 6 and 2 years, and the one sought to be affiliated was the child born in November 1845, and this she endeavoured to do by payments made to the child in the shape of living and shoes; but in her cross-examination she stated that she had received pay from Gale for the second child, but that he disputed the paternity of the others. She called a number of witnesses in corroboration, who stated that they had been to Gale's shop for bread for the complainant, but whether it was for he or the child they could not say; neither did they know "anything of their goings on." She also called John Floud, shoemaker, to prove that Gale had ordered and paid him for making a pair of shoes for the child, but he swore the complainant ordered them and the child wore them, but whether he was ever paid for them he could not recollect. The complainant in rejoinder charged the witnesses with "turning cat and pan" against her because she was poor and could not fee them, and contended that they "did know the goings on between her and Gale," but that they would not speak out. Mr Turner submitted to the Bench that the order could not be made on three grounds: that of the complainant being a married woman; that the time was too far gone for an order to be made, and denied the contributing to this child, but to the second, the paternity of which had never been disputed; and thirdly, that there was no proof of the paternity in this case, in which the Bench coincided and dismissed the application.

Thursday 8 May 1851, Issue 4455 - Gale Document No. Y3200683220
Exeter, Wednesday 7 May
Birth - April 29, at Crediton, the wife of MR J. V. LUXMOORE, of a daughter.

Thursday 22 May 1851, Issue 4457 - Gale Document No. Y3200683292
Exeter, Wednesday 21 May
Died - May 19, at Crediton, after a few days' illness, of inflammation of the lungs, deservedly respected and lamented by a large circle of relatives and friends, STEPHEN HUGO, Esq., aged 73 years. His general urbanity of manners and kindness of heart truly endeared him to all who were acquainted with him.

Died - May 15, at Crediton, aged 57, MR DYER, pig-jobber.

Thursday 29 May 1851, Issue 4458 - Gale Document No. Y3200683329
Exeter, Wednesday 28 May
Died - May 27, at Crediton, MR THOS. MILTON, late of Moor, Shobrooke, eldest son of Mr Thomas Milton, Cadeleigh Court.

Died - May 27, at Crediton, MISS ELIZABETH FRANCIS, aged 80.

Thursday 29 May 1851, Issue 4458 - Gale Document No. Y3200683326
Crediton
MR STEPHEN CHAPMAN TOWNSEND, of Crediton, has passed his examination, and received his license at Apothecaries Hall, to practice as an Apothecary.

Thursday 5 June 1851, Issue 4459 - Gale Document No. Y3200683365
Exeter, Wednesday 4 June
Birth - May 30, at Crediton, the wife of MR WILLIAM GLANFIELD, mercer, &c., High-street, of a son.

Thursday 5 June 1851, Issue 4459 - Gale Document No. Y3200683363
Crediton - Railway
This newly-opened line appears likely to answer the most sanguine expectations of the promoters of the undertaking. After three weeks' experience the passenger traffic is found to make steady progress, and when the goods traffic comes into full play, there is every reason to believe that the Crediton line (in proportion to its length,) will rank among the most remunerative in the kingdom. Last week, it is stated, that no less than 1, 260 persons left the Crediton platform for Exeter. On Monday the Barnstaple and Bideford coaches ran to the station, and an additional train up and down was put on, on that day. Some alterations have been also made in the time-table, which will be found in another part of our paper.

Thursday 19 June 1851, Issue 4461 - Gale Document No. Y3200683442
Exeter, Wednesday 18 June
Birth - June 15, at Crediton, the wife of MR HUGO, surgeon, of a daughter.

Thursday 19 June 1851, Issue 4461 - Gale Document No. Y3200683428
Crediton County Court
WILLIAM SEARLE v. THOMAS DREW - The plaintiff, a chemist and druggist of Crediton; the defendant, a chemist and druggist of Exeter. The plaintiff sought to recover the sum of £2 8s. 10d. for goods sold and delivered. The defendant did not appear. Judgment for the amount claimed, to be paid in a fortnight.

JOHN COULDRIDGE v. JOHN HAYDON. The plaintiff, a currier, of Crediton, sought to recover from the defendant, a shoemaker, of Sandford, the sum of £15 18s. 7d. for leather sold and delivered. The defendant not appearing, judgment was given for the amount claimed. Ordered to be paid in £1 a month.

Thursday 31 July 1851, Issue 4467 - Gale Document No. Y3200683670
Exeter, Wednesday 30 July
Married - July 28, at Crediton, by the Rev. W. F. Good, chaplain of the Newton-Abbot Union, MR GIBBINGS, to MISS GOOD, of the former place; also, at the same time and place, MR LEWIS T. VICKERY, Thorverton, to MISS TOOZE.

Thursday 14 August 1851, Issue 4469 - Gale Document No. Y3200683704
Crediton, Devon - To Omnibus Proprietors, &c., &c.,
Sale of Horses, Omnibuses, Light Spring Van, Waggon, Covered Cart, Double and Single Carriage Harness, Cart Harness, &c., &c.
To be Sold, by Auction, by Mr Lear, on Saturday, the 23rd day of August instant, at the Royal Oak Inn, Crediton, the Property of MR COLES, (who relinquishes the business of Carrier in consequence of the opening of the Crediton and Exeter Railway,) the undermentioned Valuable Effects, Namely two very powerful and well-shaped Grey Horses, sixteen hands high, eight years old, a capital match, good and fast in double or single harness; a good staunch and useful black Cart Horse; a very neat and strong pair-horse Omnibus, with crank axles, nearly new, carries 15 people (with extra seat); a single-horse Omnibus in good condition carries ten people; a useful light and strong Spring Van, carries ten people; Goods' Waggon, nearly new; also a Covered Cart, nearly new; a capital set of pair-horse Harness, two single sets of Harness; together with several sets of Cart Harness, &c.
The above-named Property will be found well deserving the attention of those in Trade. May be viewed any day previous to the Sale. The Sale to commence at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon.
Crediton, 12th August, 1851.

Thursday 28 August 1851, Issue 4471 - Gale Document No. Y3200683779
Crediton, Devon - To be Sold, in Fee, at Public Auction, by Mr Vowler, at the White Swan Inn, in Crediton, on Thursday the 11th day of September next, at 5 o'Clock in the Afternoon, all that convenient and comfortable Dwelling House and Premises, situate in and fronting the East-street, in the town of Crediton aforesaid, now in the occupation of MR WILLIAM TAPPER, Butcher, as Yearly Tenant, and also Two Cottages behind the said Dwelling House.
The whole comprises a Shop and Passage Frontage of about 20 feet and 6 inches in length, and about 101 feet in depth, consisting of a Shop, a Sitting Room behind the same, Dairy and Pantry adjoining, 3 Bed Rooms on the first Floor and 2 ditto on the second Floor - the ground Floor laid with Wood, and Dwelling House Brick-built.
Also 2 Cottages in the Courtlage with a Stable and Shed, and small Garden, with other conveniences. The Premises having a Shop towards the Street, are well adapted for a Person carrying on the Business of the present Tenant, or any other Business which requires an exposure of Goods to public view, and the whole thereof are now in a good state of repair, a considerable outlay having been lately made about the same.
For a view of the Premises, application may be made to Mr Tapper, the Tenant, and for any further particulars to MR A. NORRISH, Tallow Chandler, High Street, Crediton, or to Mr Vowler, Auctioneer.
Dated 25th August, 1851.

Thursday 4 September 1851, Issue 4472 - Gale Document No. Y3200683846
Crediton District County Court
FIELD v. BERRY - This was a claim for 7s. 6d., for old iron, brought by the plaintiff, a machinist, and the celebrated plougher against the defendant, MR WM. BERRY, builder, of Crediton. It appeared that the plaintiff was called in by MR THOMAS BERRY, who is a sailor and home on a visit, in conjunction with MR BELLRINGER, of Crediton, to look at a lot of old iron on the premises of Mr Berry, senr., which he purchased at 3s. 4d. per cwt., and which when the plaintiff went with his horse and cart to remove, was remonstrated against by the defendant's sister, on account of certain portions of it belonging to the defendant. The plaintiff, however, removed it from the father's premises, where it was when offered him for sale, to his own premises, after which the defendant went to him and informed him he had purchased in it two articles of his and which were valuable to him as tools used by him in his trade, and offered to refund what he had paid for them; the plaintiff, however, refused to give them up on such terms, when the defendant said he offered him one shilling extra, and afterwards by an agent 2s. 6d., but which the plaintiff would not accept. This was denied by the plaintiff, who stated today that having purchased the articles fairly he considered he had a right to keep them, and he did not feel disposed to give them up on such terms, as they were worth to him 10s. at least. The defendant, in consequence of his brother having sold them without any authority conceived he had a right to them, and as the plaintiff refused to part with them on his terms he took them away, and it was in consequence of that that the plaintiff brought the present action. His Honour said, that unquestionably the defendant had committed a trespass in going on the plaintiff's premises for his property, and if he had not taken the law in his own hands he should have had no difficulty in dealing with it. The proper course would have been for him to have brought an action against the plaintiff for the value of the articles, when he should have given judgment for the defendant for the value of them. Under the circumstances he must take time to consider the law on the question. He thought it was a pity the parties could not come to some arrangement in the matter, as he was afraid from the circumstances they might be led to spend a great deal of money.

Thursday 18 September 1851, Issue 4474 - Gale Document No. Y3200683921
Guildhall - Evasion of Market Tolls
MR THOMAS DAW, of Crediton, was summoned by Mr Loxton, for evading the toll on a quantity of apricots he sold on the 19th August, to Mr Wish, fruiterer, of Goldsmith-street. Mr Gidley appeared for the lessee. The defendant admitted having sold the fruit, but denied he did it for the purpose of cheating the toll. He thought the law was the same at Exeter as it was at Crediton. There people were permitted to hawk things about the streets, to the injury of the tradespeople, without paying toll; and they only paid toll when they made use of the market. Mr Loxton said the defendant must have been aware that he had done wrong, for when he spoke to him about it, the defendant said he did not sell them, but gave them away. The Bench told him he had made himself liable to a fine of £5, and the minimum fixed by the act was 40s., which they fined him with the expenses.

Thursday 18 September 1851, Issue 4474 - Gale Document No. Y3200683923
Crediton - A Narrow Escape
MR JOHN BROWNING, boot and shoe maker of High-street, arose from his bed about five o'clock on Monday morning, and went to the well in the Courtlage behind his house to draw some water for his pony before going to Morchard fair, and when in the act of lifting up the well-cover his foot slipped and instantly he was precipitated to the bottom. The well is about 30 feet deep, with 12 feet of water, but fortunately his life was preserved. He contrived though with much difficulty to fix his feet against one side of the well and rested his shoulders against the other, just above the surface of the water, and in this awful position, with the well cover closed over him, he remained for half an hour, before any assistance came. The family had missed him, but it was thought that he had gone to the field for his pony. He was discovered at last from his moaning and loud calling for help. A ladder was procured and a man named BOLT was let down, and with the assistance of others, soon brought the poor fellow to the surface, but he was in a very exhausted condition, having no clothing on him but his shirt and small clothes.

Thursday 25 September 1851, Issue 4475 - Gale Document No. Y3200683927
Estate of WILLIAM HARVEY, of the Union Inn, Crediton, in the County of Devon, Innkeeper and Shoemaker.
The Creditors who have Proved their Debts under the above Estate, may receive a Dividend of 1 ¼d. in the Pound, upon application at my Office, as under, any day between the hours of 10 and 4. No Dividend will be paid without the production of the Securities exhibited at the time of proving the Debt. Executors and Administrators will be required to produce the probate of the Will or the Letters of Administration under which they claim.
G. Tanner, Official Assignee, Union Terrace, Crediton.

Thursday 9 October 1851, Issue 4477 - Gale Document No. Y3200684033
Exeter, Wednesday 8 October
Death - October 4, at Crediton, aged 75, MRS SUSANNAH GALE, the widow of MR JAMES GALE, baker, after a long and painful illness, having been confined to her bed upwards of thirty years.

Thursday 6 November 1851, Issue 4481 - Gale Document No. Y3200684134
Exeter, Wednesday 5 November
Married - November 3, at the parish church of Crediton, by the Rev. Samuel Rowe, vicar, Frederick William Kirby, Esq., second son of R. C. Kirby, Esq., of Blandford-square, London to ANNE, daughter of THOMAS PRING, Esq. Fordton House, Crediton.

Died - October 30, at Crediton, after a short, but severe illness, aged 36, MR DANIEL FIELD, the celebrated plough-maker.

Thursday 20 November 1851, Issue 4483 - Gale Document No. Y3200684200
Exeter, Wednesday 19 November
Died - November 13, at Crediton, MR. C. FINCH, Sen.

Died - November 13, at Crediton, aged 66, MARY, widow of MR JOHN WELSFORD, of Hollocombe.

Died - November 13, at Crediton, MRS SUSAN PEARCE, widow, aged 71.

Thursday 11 December 1851, Issue 4486 - Gale Document No. Y3200684287
Crediton - Fire
Three dwelling houses, situate in Park-street, were totally destroyed and others more or less injured, by fire on Sunday. The houses were respectively occupied by MR FREDERICK GALE, Baker, MRS ANN SALTER, and JOSEPH MOUNSTEPHEN, and were the property of MR WILLIAM BERRY, builder. The two town fire engines were on the spot, but, from the want of water, they were not able to render much service, until the fire had begun to burn with great force. Through the praiseworthy exertions of many of the inhabitants, the flames were prevented from communicating with houses on Bowden Hill, which happily saved the destruction of property to a considerable extent. The fire broke out about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, in or near the furze linhay behind Mr Gale's bake-house, but from what cause is not yet clearly ascertained. The goods of the tenants were uninsured, and most of them were got out of the premises without injury. The houses were thatched, and all insured in the Legal and Commercial Office.

Thursday 15 January 1852, Issue 4490 - Gale Document No. Y3200684458
Crediton - A narrow escape from a serious destruction of property by fire, was experienced in this town, on Friday last. About half-past 10 o'clock in the night, when MISS E. POPE, daughter of MR POPE, of High-street, was in the act of preparing to go into bed, she accidentally threw the curtains of her bed near the burning candle, and they immediately became ignited, and the bed-room, in a few minutes, was in ak complete blaze of fire. She lifted up the street window and gave the alarm of "fire," which brought assistance, and after a most determined and extraordinary effort, made by some neighbours, the fire was got under, but not until nearly all the furniture of the room had been much injured. If the fire had caught the roof, which was thatch, a great number of houses must inevitably have been destroyed, as all those which adjoin Mr Pope's House are covered with thatch. The old Mr Pope and his wife had gone to bed some time previously, and both of them had to be dragged from their bed, and hurried off to a neighbour's house, without having a moment to clothe themselves, and both of them sustained a very severe shock in consequence. Mr Pope was insured.

District County Court
WILLIAMS v. POPE - The plaintiff is the landlord of the Ship Inn, and the defendant, a hatter, both of Crediton. The debt sued for, was 10d., which plaintiff had paid for a parcel. Mr Williams' omnibus runs to and from the Crediton station, to convey passengers and luggage. His man had taken a parcel from the station, which came from Bristol, directed to Mr Pope, which was charged 10d.; 6d. from Bristol to Exeter, and 4d. from Exeter to Crediton, and delivered it to Mr Pope, who refused to pay for it on the ground that it was only directed to the Exeter station, and from thence to be sent by Sprague, the Crediton carrier. The defendant now contended that it was only charged 6d. from Bristol to Exeter, and if Sprague (his regular carrier) had brought it from Exeter, he should have had to pay 2d. which would have made 8d. and that Mr Williams had no right to take it from the station; he was willing to pay 8d. but would not pay any more. The Judge said he would postpone his judgment.

ELSON v. MORRIS - The plaintiff is a shoemaker, and the defendant, a labourer, both of Crediton. The debt sought to be recovered was £1 8s., being half-year's interest, due the 22nd of October last, under a mortgage deed, or assignment of personal property, for the security of £56 bearing interest at 5 per cent. There was a separate covenant, giving the plaintiff power to recover the interest. The Judge said he had a doubt whether in suing for a part, the whole might not be lost - he thought it a matter of importance, and he would take time to consider. Judgment postponed.

Thursday 29 January 1852, Issue 4492 - Gale Document No. Y3200684548
Exeter, Wednesday 28 January
Birth - January 25, the wife of MR LANGDON, solr., Crediton, of a son.

Thursday 5 February 1852, Issue 4493 - Gale Document No. Y3200684593
Crediton Petty Sessions
WILLIAM ROWE applied for a licence for the Horse and Jockey. He described himself as a trader to Jersey, for fruit, and produced testimonials from those he had done business with in Exeter, but they were not of a very recent date. The magistrates thought he ought to have produced testimonials of a more recent date; still they would grant the licence; they hoped his good conduct and character would fully justify what they had done.

EDWARD ELSON and ROBERT MORRIS were summoned by SARAH HICKS, of East Town, on the following charge. She stated that on the evening of the 12th of January, while she was sitting at work, some individuals knocked violently against her door, and dented it; she opened the door, but the parties ran away; she then sent her son (who was with her at the time) upstairs to watch; presently her door was opened and several stones were thrown into the house; the stones made dents in the wall and injured the paper. The son corroborated his mother's statement. They were fined 6d., and expenses, with a hint to take care and behave better for the future.

GEORGE SEAL was summoned to show cause why he should not contribute to the maintenance of his child, who is now in the County Asylum. The Clerk of the Union said there was no desire on the part of the guardians to press hard against the father, but as his family was small, and he was in constant employ, earning 9s. a week, he ought to do something. George Seal said he had made an offer of 1s. a week, which was as much as he could afford. In answer to the magistrates, Seal stated that his wife was in good service, getting her living, but it was uncertain how long it would be. He put a paper into the hands of the magistrates, of the debts he owed. The magistrates said they had nothing to do with this, at present he was able to pay 2s. a week, which they ordered, and they would be happy at another time to hear any application from him.

Thursday 19 February 1852, Issue 4495 - Gale Document No. Y3200684688
Exeter, Wednesday 18 February
Died - February 15, at Crediton, MRS YOLLAND, relict of JOHN YOLLAND, Esq., aged 77.

Thursday 26 February 1852, Issue 4496 - Gale Document No. Y3200684702
The Right Hon. Earl Fortescue, the Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of the County of Devon, has been pleased to appoint THOMAS PRING, Esq., of Crediton, to be the Clerk of the Peace for the said County, in the room of Richard Eales, Esq., deceased. We understand that gentleman has this morning been sworn into office at the Castle of Exeter, and commenced his duties. We sincerely congratulate Mr Pring on his appointment.

Thursday 4 March 1852, Issue 4497 - Gale Document No. Y3200684735
Crediton County Court
WILLIAMS v. POPE - This case, which was tried at a former Court, stood over for judgment. The plaintiff who is the landlord of the Ship Inn, Crediton, and agent for the Railway Company for the delivery of their parcels, summoned the defendant for 10d., the carriage of a parcel from Exeter to Crediton. The defendant tendered the plaintiff 8d., the sum he paid Spriggs, his carrier, and who ought to have brought this parcel for him; but the plaintiff refused to accept it in consequence of the Railway Company charging him 10d. His Honour, in giving judgment said he was of opinion that a person employing the Bristol and Exeter Railway, as the defendant had done, to bring a parcel for him from Bristol to Exeter, had a right to say by what conveyance it should be brought from Exeter, to Crediton, and the railway had no right to interfere and say it should be taken by any other conveyance they chose. Had it been one railway from Bristol to Crediton it would have been different. He gave judgment for the defendant.

Thursday 11 March 1852, Issue 4498 - Gale Document No. Y3200684771
Crediton - On Friday last, at Kersford, near this town, the infant child of a workman on the farm of MR MORTIMER, of Wellparks, fell into the fire, and although immediate assistance was rendered, the injuries sustained were so severe as to cause its death on Sunday.

Thursday 18 March 1852, Issue 4499 - Gale Document No. Y3200684828
Exeter, Wednesday 17 March
Married - March 10, at the Cathedral, by the Rev. G. M. Slatter, D.D., Mr John Bicknell, of London, to MISS ELLEN VIRGINIA VOWLER, late of the White Hart Inn, Crediton.

Died - March 13, at Crediton, aged 71, MARY, the wife of MR JOHN COCKRAM, builder.

Thursday 15 April 1852, Issue 4503 - Gale Document No. Y3200684964
Crediton Petty Sessions
Two lads, named WILLIAM PEARCE and GEORGE BURRIDGE, were summoned for kicking footballs in the public streets. The trundling of hoops, playing at balls, &c., in the public streets, have become such an intolerable nuisance, that the Overseers were compelled to proceed against the offenders under the Highway Act. The lads, who were cautioned as to their future conduct, were discharged on their paying the expenses and promising not to offend again.

Thursday 22 April 1852, Issue 4504 - Gale Document No. Y3200685013
Exeter, Wednesday 21 April
Married - April 14, at Crediton, by the Rev. S. Rowe, Mr John Moon, Down St Mary, to LOUISA, daughter of MR TUCKER, Coplestone Cross Inn, near Crediton.

Died - April 16, after a short illness, MR GEORGE WREFORD, of West Sandford, near Crediton, aged 55, deeply regretted by those who knew him. The deceased has left a widow and four children to lament their loss.

Thursday, 29 April 1852, Issue 4505 - Gale Document No. Y3200685025
Crediton Petty Sessions
MARK CANN, a labourer, summoned MR DANIEL PRIDHAM, a farmer, for an assault. Defendant admitted the assault, but thought he was justified, in consequence of the conduct of Cann, whom he had seen taking improper liberties with his servant girl, who was only about 15 years of age. Cann, who it appeared was about to be married, denied having taken any liberties with the girl. The Magistrates did not think Mr Pridham was justified in committing the assault, but as Cann might have acted improperly, they would only fine him 1s. and expenses. A summons was then granted against Cann for stealing cider from defendant.

A decently dressed young woman named SUSAN TAYLOR, summoned GEORGE BREWER, to show cause why an order of maintenance should not be made on him for her illegitimate child, which she alleged Brewer was the father of. Mr Francis appeared for the defendant. It was proved that the applicant had kept company with another person - one EDWIN TUCK, and that she had told several persons that he was the father of the child The Bench dismissed the case.

Thursday 27 May 1852, Issue 4509 - Gale Document No. Y3200685191
Exeter, Wednesday 26 May
Birth - May 24 at Crediton, MRS T. E. JONES, of a daughter.

Thursday 1 July 1852, Issue 4514 - Gale Document No. Y3200685379
Exeter, Wednesday 30 June
Birth - June 26, at Crediton, the wife of MR J. H. DYMOND, of a son.

Thursday 15 July 1852, Issue 4516 - Gale Document No. BC3200685438
Crediton - As a labourer from Hookway, in this parish, of the name of HAWKINS, was assisting in the hay field of MR BROWNE, of Dunscombe, on Saturday last, he unfortunately fell from the rick, and injured his back so severely that he was taken from the field without any hope of recovery.

Thursday 22 July 1852, Issue 4517 - Gale Document No. Y3200685477
Exeter, Wednesday 21 July
Died - July 15, at Crediton, MR JOHN PASCOE, aged [?] for above [?] years land-steward to the late Richard Hippisley Tuckfield, Esq. and to the present John H. Hippisley, Esq., of Shobrooke Park.

Thursday 19 August 1852, Issue 4521 - Gale Document No. Y3200685619
Exeter, Wednesday 18 August
Married - August 14, at Ilfracombe, by the Rev. Mr Chanter, MR JAMES WELLINGTON, of Crediton, to Miss A Macklin, of the former place.

Died - August 17, at Crediton, after a short illness, JANE, the wife of MR JOHN COULDRIDGE, currier.

Thursday 9 September 1852, Issue 4524 - Gale Document No. Y3200685708
Crediton County Court
ROBT. DICKER v. FRANCIS NAYLOR - The plaintiff is a cabinet maker of Crediton, and the defendant a railway contractor, as stated in the last case. The claim was for £4 for goods supplied. The defendant acknowledged the debt, but refused payment on the ground that he had bought a certain quantity of goods, which the plaintiff had prevented him from having until they were paid for. The defendant said he had promised him the money in the course of a day or two, but having been to his co-partner and desired him to detain the goods, he would not pay him. His Honour gave judgment for the amount claimed.

CHARLES BRICKNELL v. JAMES POPE - The plaintiff is a tailor of Crediton, and the action was brought to recover £1 1s. The defendant's wife pleaded inability to pay, but the plaintiff having satisfied his Honour that they were in circumstances to admit of payment, an order was made for 3s. a month.

Thursday 16 September 1852, Issue 4525 - Gale Document No. Y3200685771
Exeter, Wednesday 15 September
Died - September 13, at Crediton, CAROLINE, the wife of MR JOHN MILTON, of the Seven Stars Inn, aged 30.

Thursday 16 September 1852, Issue 4525 - Gale Document No. Y3200685745
Crediton - On Monday three men were detected in a room at MR P. FRANCIS'S, Moor Farm, Crediton, concealed under the bed. This suspicious case was under examination, before J. W. Buller, Esq., on Tuesday afternoon.

Accident - A poor little child, named VICARY, on Saturday evening last, was "patting" a horse, when the animal kicked, and struck him full on the forehead. He was immediately removed to the Hospital, with scarcely any hope of recovery.

Thursday 21 October 1852, Issue 4529 - Gale Document No. Y3200685953
Exeter, Wednesday 20 October
Married - October 13, at Crediton, by the Rev. Samuel Rowe, Mr J. Wreford, of Colebrooke, to MARIA, second daughter of MR SIMON WREFORD, of Hollacombe, Crediton.

Thursday 28 October 1852, Issue 4530 - Gale Document No. Y3200685992
Exeter, Wednesday 27 October
Died - October 21, at Crediton, FRANCES, widow of the late R. MELHUISH, Esq., aged 91.

Thursday 18 November 1852 - Gale Document No. Y3200686105
Exeter, Wednesday 17 November
Birth - November 10, at Crediton, the wife of MR JAMES GERVIS, Ironmonger, of a daughter.

Thursday 25 November 1852, Issue 45334 - Gale Document No. Y3200686107
Crediton, Devon
To be Sold, by Auction, at the White Swan Inn, on Wednesday the 8th of December next, at Four o'Clock in the Afternoon, by Mr Vowler, Auctioneer, the Fee-simple of all that Desirable and Modern Brick-built Dwelling-Houses, Premises, &c., Situate in the centre part of High-street, and opposite the Public Rooms, in the Town of Crediton, Now in the occupation of MR JAMES GOVER; Consisting of a large underground Kitchen, Shop in Front, and Drawing-room over, with a large Kitchen; also Fie Bedrooms, and Two Closets, with an excellent Garden, well stocked with choice Fruit Trees; together with a Cottage behind the aforesaid Dwelling, now in the occupation of MR SAMUEL HECTOR, with Outhouses, capable of being converted into Dwellings; also, an excellent Well of Water, and other conveniences.
For viewing the same, apply to Mr James Gover; and for further particulars apply either to the Auctioneer, or to Mr James Searle, Solicitor, Crediton.

Thursday 2 December 1852, Issue 45335 - Gale Document No. Y3200686151
Crediton Petty Sessions
An Old Story - EDWARD BADCOCK, licensed victualler, of the Horse and Jockey Inn, was summoned by Robert Buckingham for having eight or ten men in his house drinking at one o'clock on the morning of Sunday the 24th October, his front door being open at the same time.
The present landlord, whose name is ARUNDEL, said he had lately gone into the house under MR BADCOCK; he did not deny that there were men in the house, and that his doors were open, and added that he was a butcher, and his better half being tired with market duties had, with the olive branches, gone to bed, leaving him to shut up the house. He refused to draw beer after 11 o'clock, and requested the men to go, but they refused, and his family being unfortunately in bed, he had no one to send for a policeman, but told complainant when he made his appearance that he was glad he had come.
A man called Pitts, said the landlord had refused to draw for him at twelve o'clock.
The Bench said complaints had been made to them of the irregularities of the public houses, and no man was fit to keep one who could not clear it at proper time; but as it was the first offence, they would only inflict half the penalty - £2 10s. - and costs, with a caution as to his future conduct.

Thursday 9 December 1852, Issue 45336 - Gale Document No. Y3200686214
Exeter, Wednesday 8 December
Died - November 24, at East Town, Crediton, aged 72, MR WM. BURDGE, highly and deservedly respected.

Thursday 9 December 1852, Issue 45336 - Gale Document No. Y3200686200
Devon County Sessions
Ten Years' Transportation - ELIZA TOZER, for stealing at Crediton, on the 7th day of November last, a loaf of bread, the property of FREDERICK HENRY GALE.

Thursday 30 December 1852, Issue 4539 - Gale Document No. Y3200686330
Exeter, Wednesday 29 December
Birth - December 23, at Crediton, MRS J. V. LUXMOORE, of a son.

Thursday 13 January 1853, Issue 4541 - Gale Document No. Y3200686388
Notice of Removal - ROBERT DICKER, Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer, &c., on Entering on more Convenient Premises in High Street, Crediton. Begs to express his best thanks to the Clergy, Gentry, and Public generally, for the liberal support conferred on him since his opening a New Shop in the above Business in Crediton, and hopes, by combing very Moderate Prices and good Workmanship, to merit a continuance of their patronage and support.
Orders executed at the shortest possible Notice. Every description of Furniture, &c., supplied both New and Second-Hand.

All Persons who are indebted to the Estate of MR JOHN PASCOE deceased, formerly Steward to John Hy. Hippisley, Esq., of Shobrook Park, Devon, (but late of Crediton,) are hereby requested forthwith to pay the same to Mr William Searle, Wine and Spirit Merchant, Administrator to the Effects of the said deceased; or to Messrs. Wm. Hy. Hugo and Abraham Norrish, of Crediton; and all Persons to whom the said Mr John Pascoe is indebted, are hereby requested to send particulars of their demands to the said Messrs. Wm. Searle, Wm. Henry Hugo and Abraham Norrish, within one month from the present date, or they will be entirely excluded from the benefit of any dividend which the Effects of the said Mr John Pascoe may afford.
Dated Crediton, January 11th, 1853.

Thursday 13 January 1853, Issue 4541 - Gale Document No. Y3200686405
Exeter, Wednesday 12 January
Birth - January 6, at Crediton, the wife of MR CHARLES HAINWORTH, surgeon, of a daughter.

Died - January 10, at Crediton, aged 45, after a long and painful illness, MISS CHARLOTTE WELSFORD.

Died - January 9, at the Palace, Crediton, the residence of her father, MARY ELIZABETH RUDALL, aged 23, the much beloved and only daughter of FRANCIS RUDALL, Esq., deeply and sincerely regretted. She was a bright star whose pleasing influence was felt by all who knew her.

Thursday 20 January 1853, Issue 4542 - Gale Document No. Y3200686446
Exeter, Wednesday 19 January
Died - January 10, at Charmouth, in her 102nd year, ELIZABETH, relict of JOHN CLEAVE, Esq., formerly of Newcombes, Crediton.

Thursday 27 January 1853, Issue 4543 - Gale Document No. Y3200686467
MR E. F. HALLIDAY, son of Mrs Halliday, recently residing at Fordton Cottage, Crediton, after the usual strict examinations, has received his commission in the Royal Marines, and was Gazetted on Tuesday last to the Portsmouth division, having taken so good a position among his fellow candidates that he was recommended to study for the artillery Companies. Mr Halliday was a pupil of Mr Templeton, of Mansion House School, in this city.

Thursday 3 February 1853, Issue 4544 - Gale Document No. Y3200686483
To Tanners and Fellmongers
To be Sold, or Let, for a Term of Years, with Immediate Possession, all that Spacious Tan Yard, With the good Family Dwelling-House and Garden adjoining, Situate in the town of Crediton, late in the occupation of MRS HAYCRAFT.
These Premises are adapted for an extensive Trade, for, besides the Beam House, and Leather Store spacious Drying lofts, and Bark Barns, Stabling and other buildings, they comprise 77 Pitts, partly under cover, with removable pumps.
The connection between Crediton and the North of Devon, Bristol, and London, by the railroad (the terminus of the Exeter and Crediton, and the North Devon Railway, now in progress, being near the yard) and the valuable neighbourhood for collecting bark, gives Crediton superior advantages for carrying on the tanning trade.
The Premises may be seen by application to Mr Thomas, builder, Union-street, Crediton, and any further information may be obtained of Thomas Melhuish, Esq., Poughill, near Crediton; or of Messrs. Ford, Solicitors and Proctor, 25 Southernhay, Exeter.
Dated 31st Jan., 1853.

Thursday 3 February 1853, Issue 4544 - Gale Document No. Y3200686517
Exeter, Wednesday 2 February
Died - January 30, at Moore, in the parish of Crediton, PHILIP FRANCIS, Esq., one of the twelve governors of the church of Crediton. He was a kind parent, a generous friend and neighbour, and will be long and sincerely regretted by a numerous circle of friends and acquaintances.

Thursday 24 February 1853, Issue 4547 - Gale Document No. Y3200686630
Exeter, Wednesday 13 February
Died - February 19, at Crediton, MARIA, the wife of MR RICHARD MILTON, grocer.

Died - February 16, at Hainworth-street, Hoxton, London, after a long and painful illness, SARAH, the beloved wife of Mr John Harvey, and only daughter of MR THOMAS, Crediton, aged 31.

Thursday 3 March 1853, Issue 4548 - Gale Document No. Y3200686674
Exeter, Wednesday 2 March
Died - February 24, at Crediton, of consumption, MR T. BERRY, of North-street, boot and shoe maker, aged 44.

Died - February 24, at Crediton, John, second son of MR THOMAS HEATHMAN, ironmonger, aged 5 years and 9 months.

Thursday 10 March 1853, Issue 4549 - Gale Document No. Y3200686706
Exeter, Wednesday 9 March
Birth - February 28, at Crediton, the wife of the REV. THOMAS RENWICK, curate of Crediton, of a daughter.

Died - March 2, at Morchard Bishop, MR SIMON WREFORD, late of Well-parks, Crediton, aged 77.

Thursday 31 March 1853, Issue 4552 - Gale Document No. Y3200686802
Exeter, Wednesday 30 March
Married - March 27, at Crediton, MR W. GOLSWORTHY, to Louisa, third daughter of Mr Jas. Gill, woolstapler, Holskiddy, Cornwall.

Died - March 25, at Crediton, MR ABRAHAM WREYFORD, aged 79.

Thursday 31 March 1853, Issue 4552 - Gale Document No. Y3200686774
Crediton - On Saturday last, about nine o'clock in the morning, an elderly woman, of the town, named MARY GRANT, hung herself in her bed, but she was fortunately discovered by her neighbour before the vital spark had fled, and was rescued by them from the perilous position in which she had placed herself; and she is now gradually recovering from the shock. It appears that two boys were living in the same house with her, and that about seven o'clock in the morning, when they both got up and left the house, the old woman spoke to them and nothing was the matter with her that they could see; and when they returned home to breakfast about nine o'clock they found the street door of the house locked on the inside; and thinking that something was wrong they alarmed the neighbours; who immediately came and opened the door, and on going up stairs the old woman was found suspended by the neck by a small rope, and struggling in a violent manner. It seems she proceeded about it in a very deliberate manner, for she had got up from her bed, dressed herself, gone down stairs, locked the street door, and returned to her bedroom to commit the rash act of destroying her life. Her husband was for several years the well-known carrier between Crediton and Exeter.

Thursday 7 April 1853, Issue 4553 - Gale Document No. Y3200686844
Exeter, Wednesday 6 April
Married - March 30, at Crediton, by the Rev. Franke Parker, uncle of the bride, Mr R. G. Abraham, solicitor, of Ashburton, to KATHERINE ANNE, second daughter of MR CHARLES HAINWORTH.

Thursday 21 April 1853, Issue 4555 - Gale Document No. Y3200686905
Exeter, Wednesday 20 April
Died - April 15, at Crediton, of an affection of the heart, THOMAS WHITE, Esq. He was a gentleman of rare worth and excellence, and though his friends are not among those who sorrow with no hope, yet will they long and deeply feel his irreparable loss.

Died - April 14, at Crediton, MARY ANN, widow of the REV. JOHN KNIGHT, rector of Petrockstow and Huish, aged 63.

Thursday 28 April 1853, Issue 4556 - Gale Document No. Y3200686934
Exeter, Wednesday 27 April
Birth - April 22, at Crediton, the wife of MR F. DEAN, professor of music, of a son.

Married - April 23, at Crediton, by the Rev. S. Rowe, MR SAMUEL STONE, of Beare Farm, to Susan, eldest daughter of the late Lieut. Haydon.


Thursday 12 May 1853, Issue 4558 - Gale Document No. Y3200686978
Crediton, Devon - Freehold Dwelling House and Garden, Land-Tax Redeemed
To be Sold, by Auction, by Mr J. G. Thomas, Auctioneer, at the Ship Inn, Crediton, on Monday, the 23rd of May, 1853, at Six o'Clock in the Evening, all that substantial and desirable Dwelling House, And Shop, With the Outbuildings thereto belonging, all covered with slate, situate in the High-street, in the town of Crediton, together with a large Garden behind, extending to the Parks: the whole being in the occupation of MR ROBERT STONE, as tenant thereof, who will give possession at Midsummer if required.
The Dwelling House, which has a brick frontage of 31 feet, contains a spacious shop, a parlour, and 2 kitchens on the ground floor, five bed rooms and a large attic over. The business of a grocer, &c., having been carried on therein for the last 25 years offers a most desirable opportunity for investment to a pe3rson desirous of continuing the same.
For viewing apply on the premises, and for further particulars either to the Auctioneer or to Mr F. E. Smith, Solicitor, Crediton.
Dated 26th April 1853.
N.B. A considerable part of the purchase money may remain on security of the property if required.

East Street, Crediton
Two desirable Dwelling Houses, brick walls in front 14 inches thick, back ditto, of stone, 2 feet thick covered with slate. Mr Vowler, having received the appointment from Mr Dawe, the Owner, to Sell by Auction, the above Property, Begs to state, that a Sale for the Fee Simple will be held on Tuesday, the 17th day of May next, at the Angel Inn, High-street, Crediton, at 4 o'Clock in the Afternoon.
The Houses are well situate, being but a short distance from the Station, one is now occupied by MISS SMITH, Grocer, the other lately in the occupation of MRS TUCKER. Each house is replete with every accommodation for the comforts of a Family.
A Lead lifting pump supplies each House. The Houses have been built within the last few years, and the remark of the Auctioneer is, that in point of strength materials, and design, for general accommodation, the Property is not to be surpassed.
For any further particulars, apply to Mr Dawe, the proprietor, East Street; or to the Auctioneer, High-street, Crediton.
Crediton, 2nd April, 1853.

Thursday 19 May 1853, Issue 4559 - Gale Document No. Y3200687045
Exeter, Wednesday 18 May
Birth - May 15, at Crediton, the wife of MR G. W. STEAR, of a son - still-born.

Thursday 26 May 1853, Issue 4560 - Gale Document No. Y3200687081
Died - May 15, at Ufford, near Crediton, MR JOHN FINCH, aged 68.

Thursday 9 June 1853, Issue 4562 - Gale Document No. Y3200687147
Whereas a Petition of MICHAEL RICE of the East Town of Crediton, in the County of Devon, Roper and Bag Maker, an Insolvent Debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton, in the said County, and an Interim Order for Protection from Process having been given to the said Michael Rice, under the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided, the said Michael Rice is hereby required to appear in the said Court, to be holden at Crediton aforesaid, before the Judge3 of the said Court, on the Fourth day of July next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, for his First Examination touching his Debts, Estate, and Effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statues: and Notice is hereby given that the choice of Assignees is to take place at the time so appointed.
All persons indebted to the said MICHAEL RICE, or who have any of his Effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr George Tanner, the Clerk of the said Court, at his Office at Union Terrace, Crediton, in the said County, who is the Official Assignee of the Estate and Effects of the said Insolvent.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff of the said Court. Dated June 4th, 1853.

Thursday 30 June 1853, Issue 4565 - Gale Document No. Y3200687228
Notice to Creditors
All Persons having Claims on the Estates of John Dovell, John Knight, both late of Petrockstow, clerks , deceased, or MARY ANN KNIGHT, late of Crediton, Widow, deceased, are requested to forward the particulars thereof on or before the 23rd day of July next, to Messrs. Pearse, Son, and Cross, Solicitors, Southmolton. Dated 27th June 1853.

Thursday 14 July 1853, Issue 4567 - Gale Document No. Y3200687295
Whereas a Petition of RICHARD DAVIE, of the Star Inn, in the East Town of Crediton, in the County of Devon, Innkeeper, an Insolvent Debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton, in the said County, and an Interim Order for Protection from Process having been given to the said RICHARD DAVIE, under the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided, the said RICHARD DAVIE is hereby required to appear in the said Court to be holden at Crediton aforesaid, before the Judge of the said Court, on the First day of August next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, for his First Examination touching his debts, estate, and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes: and Notice is hereby given that the choice of Assignees is to take place at the time so appointed.
All Persons indebted to the said RICHARD DAVIE, or who have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr Ge3orge Tanner, the Clerk of the said Court, at his Office at Union Terrace, Crediton, in the said County, who is the Official Assignee of the Estate and Effects of the said Insolvent.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff of the said Court. Dated July 6th, 1853.

Thursday 14 July 1853, Issue 4567 - Gale Document No. Y3200687325
Exeter, Wednesday 13 July
Died - July 5, at Crediton, MR WILLIAM SEARLE, aged 61, universally and deeply regretted.

Thursday 28 July 1853,Issue 4569 - Gale Document No. Y3200687387
Exeter, Wednesday 27 July
Died - July 22, at Crediton, after a long illness, CHARLES, the eldest son of MR WILLIAMS, of the Ship Hotel, aged 17.

Thursday 4 August 1853, Issue 4560 - Gale Document No. Y3200687400
Crediton County Court
JOHN WALLER v. JAMES LAVERSCOMBE and JOHN WREFORD
This was an action brought to recover £9 2s. 4d., rent of an estate.
Mr Langdon, of Crediton, attended on behalf of the plaintiff; and Mr G. W. Turner, of Exeter, for the defendants.
In 1837, MR JOSEPH WALLER, grandfather to the present plaintiff, let an estate to the defendants for a term of fourteen years, at £15 a year. He left the property to his son JOHN, who died intestate, and it fell into the hands of the present plaintiff. In 1848 there was a distress put in by the plaintiff's father, for arrears amounting to £22 10s., and a sale took place which, deducting £3 for the auction expenses, realized £10 17s. 8d., leaving £11 12s. 4d. due. The rent from that time to Ladyday, 1851, when the term expired, amounted to £37 10s. Of this amount £10 had been paid.
The defence was that at the time of the sale MR WALLER, the father of the plaintiff, forgave the arrears of rent, and that since that all had been paid.
JAMES LAVERSCOMBE stated that he was tenant of the estate up to November, 1848, when Mr Waller put in a distress for a year and half's rent. He had not received an account of the proceeds of that sale till now. He asked for an account, and Mr Waller said it was no difference, for he knew he could not get any more rent from him, and it was not worth while to trouble himself about it. He asked what he was going to do, as "every dish and spoon" had been sold off the place; and Mr Waller told him that he had better give it up to Wreyford for the remainder of the term. This was accordingly done. He had since had opportunities of making up accounts for wages with Mr Waller, and had been paid money by him, but had never been asked to appropriate any portion of it to the rent. It had never been asked of him till April last, when it was demanded by the present plaintiff.
Cross-examined - There was no document by which Mr Waller released him from payment of the rent. He had at times paid him wages when there was rent owing. Was present at the sale in 1848, but did not know what it realized.
MR WREFORD said that in 1848 he consented to take the estate from LAVERSCOMBE for two years and a half. There was but £37 10s. due for the time he occupied it; but he had paid Mr Waller £10. His explanation of this was that on the day previous to the late Mr Waller's death, Mrs Waller, having asked him for money, he paid her £10; and his wife had subsequently made payments in ignorance of his having paid this sum. He also said that when the money was asked for it was not mentioned whether it was for rent or whether it was to be borrowed.
Mr Langdon submitted that a deed under seal could only be realised by a deed under seal; and called Mr Waller, who produced the rent account kept by his father; and said he had never heard him say that he had forgiven defendants any rent; but, on the contrary, he had often said he would have it all up. Had made application to Wreford and his wife for the arrears since his father's death. The application was to make up the amount.
Mr Vowler, auctioneer, having been called to give evidence as to the auction charges, 6s. 6d., was deducted from them; and judgment given for £8 15s. 10d; to be paid in instalments of £2 a month.

WILLIAM WREFORD v. WILLIAM HILL - This was to recover £1 15s. 8d., which plaintiff stated was for beer, cider, or grog, or perhaps all three.
The defendant was a decided oddity, and amused the court extremely by his queer grimaces, his very accommodating deafness, which appeared to come and go at his pleasure, and his rough and uncouth speeches. On the plaintiff stating his claim, he at once called him a liar, and said that he had paid all that was due. He, however, appeared very reluctant to be sworn, pushed the book from him repeatedly, and, on being told to kiss it, replied with "Huh! must I eat it then." At length however, the oath was taken, and he then somewhat varied his story, and could not "quite say" that he had paid everything. His Honour, on inspecting the bill, said he would give an order for as much of it as was legal, but plaintiff could not recover the grog. Verdict for 10s. 3 ½d.

MATTHEW FROST v. GEORGE LUXTON - The plaintiff is a shoemaker residing at Crediton, and the defendant's son was apprenticed to him some years since; but in July last ran away. He sought to recover 15s. 9d., for a pair of shoes supplied to defendant's son, and for an account which he (plaintiff) had overpaid. There was a set off of 9s. 10d., of which 3s. 7 ½d. was admitted, but the remaining 5s 2 ½d. for wages due to the son up to the time of his leaving was denied. The plaintiff having thrown out an intimation that he should sue the father again for damage from loss of service. His Honour said if he did it must be included in this action, as he would not be able to sue for it after this was decided. The case was adjourned, for the purpose of affording an opportunity of suing for loss of service, or coming to an arrangement with defendant.

INSOLVENTS - Re: MICHAEL RICE, ropemaker, of Crediton. This insolvent, who came up for his final order, was supported by Mr Sparkes, barrister; attorney, Mr Cleave; and unopposed.
After some questions from His Honour, relating to al house occupied by him in Crediton, which he had mortgaged to Mr Daw, for considerably more than it was worth, the order was granted.

RICHARD DAVEY, innkeeper, of Crediton, came up for his first examination, which he passed without opposition.

Thursday 11 August 1853, Issue 4561 - Gale Document No. Y3200687462
Exeter, Wednesday 10 August
Birth - August 2, at Crediton, the wife of MR LANGDON, solicitor, of a son.

Thursday 25 August 1853, Issue 4563 - Gale Document No. Y3200687511
Crediton - Death by a Sun-Stroke
During one of the hottest days of last week a little child, named ATTWILL, came to its death from the effects of a coup-de-soleil. Medical aid was called in but without avail, as the child died in a few hours.

Thursday 1 September 1853, Issue 4563 - Gale Document No. Y3200687566
Exeter, Wednesday 31 August
Married - August 22, at St Sidwell's, by the Rev. E. E. Band, Mr J. Dyer of London, to BETSEY, third daughter of MR JOHN WELSFORD, late of Holcombe, Crediton.

Thursday 8 September 1853,. Issue 4564 - Gale Document No. Y3200687577
Crediton
On Thursday some burglars entered the house of SAMUEL MOXEY, a mason, living near the church-yard, and stole therefrom £30 15s., which he had earned by hard work and which he kept in a small box in his bed-room. He is a widower and lives alone. About 8 o'clock he left off working in his garden, locked up his house and left, and on returning he found that an entrance had been effected, and his money taken. The thieves took out a pane of glass from the back window, and entered through the back-door. They appear to have next taken his matches and candle and gone upstairs where they opened the drawers and threw many things about the floor. The money box they carried into the kitchen and opened. It contained £37 5s. of which they took £30 15s., leaving £6 10s. lying about the tables. it is supposed that the thieves were not strangers to the house, and that they must have been disturbed while taking up the money. They have not yet been discovered, but a strict look out is kept for them.

Thursday 22 September f1853, Issue 4566 - Gale Document No. Y3200687669
Exeter, Wednesday 21 September
Died - September 15, at Crediton, after a long illness, the REV. SAMUEL ROWE, vicar of Crediton, much beloved and greatly respected.

Thursday 29 September 1853, Issue 4567 - Gale Document No. Y3200687707
Exeter, Wednesday 28 September
Married - September 26, at Cheriton Fitzpaine, by the Rev. W. H. Arundell, rector, MR JOHN KEEN to MISS ELIZA MORRISH, of Crediton.

Died - September 25, at Fordton House, Crediton, whilst on a visit to her brother, MISS MARY PRING, aged 72.

Thursday 6 October 1853, Issue 4568 - Gale Document No. Y3200687745
Exeter, Wednesday 5 October
Died - October 1, at the residence of her son-in-law, (Mr Lewis, Exeter), MRS MARY ADAMS, of Crediton, aged 98.

Thursday 20 October 1853, Issue 4569 - Gale Document No. Y3200687827
Exeter, Wednesday 19 October
Married - October 13, at Crediton, by the Rev. James Deans, SAMUEL BAKER MACLEAN, Esq., of the Ordnance Department, Tower, London, to ELIZABETH FRANCIS ANN, eldest daughter of MR MEDLAND, solicitor.

Thursday 27 October 1853, Issue 4570 - Gale Document No. Y3200687869
Exeter, Wednesday 26 October
Married - October 25, at Crediton, by the Rev. Bremridge Melhuish, assisted by the Rev. John P. Hugo, vicar of Exminster, Richard Warren, second son of Thomas Melhuish, Esq., of Poughill, to FRANCES SUSAN, third daughter of the late JOHN SMITH, Esq., of the Manor House, Crediton.

Thursday 10 November 1853, Issue 4572 - Gale Document No. Y3200687911
Freehold Dwelling House & Premises, in Crediton.
To be Sold, in fee, by Auction, at the Ship Inn, in Crediton, on Wednesday the 16th day of November, instant, at Six o'Clock in the evening, all that convenient Dwelling House, in excellent repair, and fit for the immediate reception of a genteel family eligibly situated in the High-street, of the town of Crediton, for many years in the occupation of the late JOHN YOLLAND, Esq., since of MRS YOLLAND, and now of MRS NORTH as tenant thereof.
Consisting of Dining and Drawing-rooms, Breakfast Parlour, 6 Bed-rooms, Kitchen, Cellar, Laundry and all convenient offices, with a Stable, Courtlage, and walled gardens behind the same, and a small garden adjoining the street.
There is an excellent endowed Free Grammar School in the town.
The Exeter and Crediton, and North Devon Railway Station, are a short distance from it, and the above would be found a very desirable family residence. To view the premises, apply to Mr Vowler, Auctioneer, in Crediton, and for further particulars, to Mr Pring, Fordton, near Crediton. November 4th, 1853.

Thursday 10 November 1853, Issue 4572 - Gale Document No. Y3200687945
Exeter, Wednesday 9 November
Married - November 5, at her residence, No. 78, John-street, London, ELLEN VIRGENIA MADGE, the beloved wife of MR JOHN BICKNELL, and late of the White Hart Inn, Crediton, deeply regretted.

Thursday 17 November 1853, Issue 4573 - Gale Document No. Y3200687982
Exeter, Wednesday 16 November
Died - November 13, at Crediton, JAMES B. E. GOVER, eldest child of MR JAMES GOVER, ironmonger, aged 2 years and 6 months.

Thursday 24 November 1853, Issue 4574 - Gale Document No. Y3200688021
Exeter, Wednesday 23 November
Died - November 21, at Crediton, on his birthday, aged 22, MR ELLIS, jun.

Thursday 22 December 1853, Issue 4578 - Gale Document No. Y3200688147
North Street, Crediton
As Christmas is approaching, MR WILLIAM ELSTON, Perfumer, Hair Dresser and News Agent, from the unlimited kindness he has received from his Town and Country Friends, returns his thanks, with the utmost degree of gratitude, for their marked support, and assures them that no exertion shall fall short (to the utmost of his endeavours) for its duration, being convinced that attention, coupled with civility and moderate charges, are the greatest guarantee for securing him that which he solicits; and which shall be his study with perseverance to have continued. He begs to conclude with the compliments of this season, and the return of many more to have health and happiness for their enjoyments.

Thursday 5 January 1854, Issue 4580 - Gale Document No. Y3200688239
Exeter, Wednesday 4 January
Died - December 28, MR HENRY SHERWILL, of the Cornish Arms, Crediton, aged 43, formerly of Widdicombe-in-the-Moor, he was generally respected by all who knew him.

Thursday 19 January 1854, Issue 4582 - Gale Document No. Y3200688316
Exeter, Wednesday 18 January
Birth - January 9, at Crediton, the wife of MR WM. HENRY HUGO, surgeon, of a son.

Died - January 15, at Crediton, CHARLES FREDERICK, the infant son of MR WILLIAM HENRY HUGO, surgeon.

Died - January 13, at Crediton, suddenly, MR ROBT. HARRIS, grocer, aged 73, greatly beloved by all who knew him.

Thursday, 26 January 1854, Issue 4583 - Gale Document No. Y3200688359
Exeter, Wednesday 25 January
Died - January 21, at Crediton, aged 1 year, ALICE MARY, youngest child of MR W. SCULLY.

Thursday 16 February 1854, Issue 4586 - Gale Document No. Y3200688470
Exeter, Wednesday 15 February
Died - February 11, at Crediton, of disease of the spine, after a very protracted illness, borne with exemplary patience, EMILY, the fourth daughter of MR A. NORRISH, tallow-chandler.

Thursday 9 March 1854, Issue 4589 - Gale Document No. Y3200688564
Devon General Sessions
House Breaking - GEORGE BURRIDGE (17) was charged with breaking into the dwelling-house of WILLIAM PINSEN, at Crediton, on the 26th February, and stealing therefrom sixty pence, a hundred farthings, a half-farthing, some tobacco, and other articles. Mr Bere prosecuted. The prosecutor is a baker and general shopkeeper, at Crediton. On Sunday evening, the 26th February, he went to chapel, and on returning found that his house had been entered. The window of the back kitchen was open, and the glass had been broken over the fastening. Mr Matthew Frost companied the prosecutor, and on going into the shop found the prisoner there. The articles were found on his person, and the prisoner, who had been convicted of housebreaking, at the last Midsummer Sessions, was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment.

Thursday 6 April 1854, Issue 4593 - Gale Document No. Y3200688705
Exeter, Wednesday 5 April
Birth - April 3, at Crediton, MRS F. E. SMITH, of a son.

Thursday 6 April 1854, Issue 4593 - Gale Document No. Y3200688690
MR JAMES THOMAS RUDALL, of Crediton, underwent the necessary examination for the diploma, and was admitted a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, on the 24th ult.

Thursday 13 April 1854, Issue 4594 - Gale Document No. Y3200688744
Exeter, Wednesday 12 April
Died - April 12, at Moreton, of consumption, MR ABRAHAM WREYFORD NORRISH, grocer and tallow-chandler, eldest son of MR ABRAHAM NORRISH, tallow-chandler, High-street, Crediton, aged 31.

Died - April 6, at the residence of her mother, Blagdon-terrace, Crediton, ELIZABETH CHARLOTTE, aged 14, only daughter and youngest child of the late W. P. WARE, Esq., surgeon, Chard, Somerset.

Thursday 13 April 1854, Issue 4594 - Gale Document No. Y3200688729
Royal College of Surgeons - MR JOHN MANLEY, of Crediton, was admitted a member of the Royal College of Surgeons on the 7th instant.

Thursday 4 May 1854, Issue 4597 - Gale Document No. Y3200688852
Exeter, Wednesday 3 May
Married - March 28, at St James's, New York, America, by the Rev. G. D. Cummings, MR WILLIAM QUICKE, of Crediton, to Miss Sarah A. Sharp, of London.

Thursday 18 May 1854 Issue 4599 - Gale Document No. Y3200688902
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons - Among the gentlemen who passed before the Board of Examiners, and received the diploma, on Thursday last, is MR J. NORRIS, of Crediton, Devon.

Thursday 25 May 1854, Issue 4600 - Gale Document No. Y3200688954
Child Driven Over - On Monday a child named Basley, was passed over and seriously injured by a cart, which was being driven through Coombe Street by SAMUEL GODBEAR, a fishdealer, of Crediton. On Tuesday Godbear was brought before the magistrates at the Guildhall, on a charge of furious driving, when a certificate from Mr S. S. Perkins, surgeon, was put in, showing that the child was in a very precarious state, and the case w3as adjourned till Friday.

Thursday 8 June 1854, Issue 4601 - Gale Document No. Y3200689020
Whereas a Petition of ROBERT DAVEY, of the Royal Oak Inn, in the Wet Town of Crediton, in the County of Devon, Innkeeper and Grocer, an Insolvent Debtor having been filed in the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton, in the said County, and an Interim Order for Protection from Process having been given to the said ROBERT DAVEY, under the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided - the said ROBERT DAVEY is hereby required to appear in the said Court, to be holden at Crediton aforesaid, before the Judge of the said Court, on the Third day of July next, at Ten o'clock in the Forenoon precisely, for his First Examination touching his Debts, Estate, and Effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes. And Notice is Hereby Given, that the choice of Assignees is to take place at the time so appointed.
All Persons indebted to the said ROBERT DAVEY, or who have any of his Effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr George Tanner, the Clerk of the said Court at his Office at Union-terrace, Crediton, in the said County, who is the Official Assignee of the Estate and Effects of the said Insolvent.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff, Dated June 5th, 1854.

Thursday 15 June 1854, Issue 4602 - Gale Document No. Y3200689084
Exeter, Wednesday 14 June
Died - June 8, at Crediton, after a long illness, MR R. MEDLAND, attorney-at-law.

Thursday 22 June 1854, Issue 4603 - Gale Document No. Y3200689120
Exeter County Court - Insolvents
Re: SUSANNA SHERWELL, innkeeper, Crediton - This was the day appointed for hearing this insolvent's petition for discharge from the Sheriff's ward, but it was reported that she was already out of custody.

Thursday 29 June 1854, Issue 4604 - Gale Document No. Y3200689169
Exeter, Wednesday 28 June
Married - June 22, at Crediton, by the Rev. C.F. Smith, vicar, MR E. ELWORTHY, veterinary-surgeon, to MARY, eldest daughter of MR HENRY MATTHEWS, of Fordton Barton, Crediton.

Thursday 6 July 1854, Issue 4605 - Gale Document No. Y3200689203
Exeter, Wednesday 5 July
Died - June 28, suddenly, of heart complaint, at an advanced age, at his residence, Coleford, near Crediton, MR J. EBBLES, much respected.

Thursday 6 July 1854, Issue 4605 - Gale Document No. Y3200689199
Inquest - An inquest was held at the Valiant Soldier Inn, on Thursday, before H. D. Barton, Esq., in the absence of the coroner, on the body of ELIZA MORGRIDGE, a woman 36 years of age. The deceased resided at Crediton, and on Sunday last as she was about to place something on the fire, she was seized with a fit, to attacks of which she has been subjected for many years. She fell over the grate and was burnt in a frightful manner. She was taken to the Devon and Exeter Hospital where she expired on Tuesday morning. Verdict - "Accidental Death".

Thursday 10 August 1854, Issue 4609 - Gale Document No. Y3200689414
Exeter, Wednesday 9 August
Died - August 4, at Crediton, MR TOZER, saddler, aged 79.

Thursday 17 August 1854, Issue 4610 - Gale Document No. Y3200689434
Whereas on the Eleventh day of August, 1854, a Petition for Adjudication of Bankruptcy was filed against HENRY DAVY, of Fordton, in the Parish of Crediton, in the County of Devon, Linen and Sail Cloth Manufacturer, Dealer and Chapman, in Her Majesty's Court of Bankruptcy for the Exeter District, and he being adjudged Bankrupt, is hereby required to surrender himself to Montague Baker Bere Esquire, Commissioner of Her Majesty's Court of Bankruptcy for the Exeter District, on the Twenty-Third day of August instant, at One of the Clock in the afternoon precisely, and on the Twenty First day of September next, at One of the Clock in the afternoon precisely, at the Exeter District Court of Bankruptcy, in Queen Street, in the City of Exeter, and make a full discovery and disclosure of his Estate and Effects, when and where the Creditors are to come prepared to prove their Debts, and at the first sitting to choose Assignees, and at the last sitting the said Bankrupt is required to finish his examination. All persons indebted to the said Bankrupt, or that have any of his Effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr Hirtzel, Queen Street, Exeter, the Official Assignee, whom the Commissioner has appointed, and give notice to Mr John H. Terrell, Solicitor, Saint Martin's Lane, Exeter.

Thursday 31 August 1854, Issue 4612 - Gale Document No. Y3200689542
Exeter, Wednesday 30 August
Died - August 26, at Crediton, the wife of GEORGE TANNER, Esq., aged 58.

Died - August 16, at Oxford, aged 37, JOHN, eldest son of the late MR JONAS POLLARD, ironmonger, Crediton.

Thursday 28 September 1854, Issue 5615 - Gale Document No. Y3200689664
Exeter Court of Bankruptcy
On Thursday, before the Registrar, J. Carew, Esq., HENRY DAVY, sail cloth and linen manufacturer of Crediton, came up for his last examination. The balance-sheet showed the amount of debts to be £11,990 8s. 2d., of which £8,796 15s. 7d. were unsecured. The profits of business from 1844 to 1846 were £3,903 5s. 3d., and the debts now owing to the estate amount to £913. The mortgaged property consisted of flour mill, houses, and fields at Fordton, which were estimated at £8,821 13s. 7d. The other property was set down at £1,066 3s. 9d. The bankruptcy was attributed to want of capital. There was no opposition, and the examination was passed.

Thursday 12 October 1854, Issue 6616 - Gale Document No. Y3200689722
Crediton, Devon - Family Residences, Extensive Flour Mills, Sail Cloth Factory, Lands, Orchards and Cottages for Sale, situate at Fordton, in the said Parish.
Mr John Ware has been honoured with instructions to Sell by Public Auction at the Half Moon Inn, in Exeter, on Tuesday, the 31st day of October, at 2 o'clock, the following valuable Freehold Property, Situate within five minutes' walk of the Crediton Railway Station.
Lot 1. Emlfield House, now in the occupation of J. G. SAWLE, Esq., as Tenant, with Shrubbery, Lawn and Carriage Drive in front, comprising lofty Dining and Drawing Rooms, each about twenty feet by twenty-two feet, Breakfast room, sixteen feet by fifteen feet; five large and one small Bedrooms, four attics, water closet, and all convenient offices, excellent walled garden, two stall stable and coach house, with man servant's room over; together with an Orchard contiguous to the above, containing about half an acre.
Lot 2. All those very valuable Mills, four stories high, with the one acre field, four Labourer's Cottages & Gardens, spacious Stabling, Forge Room and Smith's Shop adjoining, well known as THE FORDTON MILLS, In the occupation of MR CARTHEW, Miller, with a powerful water wheel, eighteen feet wide, and fourteen feet diameter and a fall of twelve feet with Smut, Bunt, and Flour Machines, and five pairs of French stones, four feet diameter, erected on the most approved principles, with treble gear, complete, capable of grinding fifteen hundred bushels per week. This property is in the centre of one of the best agricultural districts in the West of England, and an extensive business may be commanded.
Lot 3. All the Factory Buildings and large Yard, together with a part of the Meadow, on the south side thereof late in the occupation of MR HENRY DAVY, as a Sail Cloth Factory.
Lot 4. The House adjoining Lot 1, with the Pleasure Ground (through which is a Carriage Drive) and small Meadow in front, comprising good Dining and Drawing Rooms, and well arranged Domestic Offices, on the ground floor, and Cellars under, five best Bed Rooms, water closet, and three attics, a very excellent walled garden, good stable, coach house, and outbuildings. (This Lot and Lot 1 constitute superior Family Residences combining every Comfort and Convenience.)
Lot 5. A genteel eight room House adjoining with good garden, in front, now in the occupation of MR CARTHEW.
Lot 6. All that Pasture Field known as the Rack Field, containing about one acre and a half now in the occupation of MR JOHN CARTHEW as Tenant.
Lot 7. All those Four Cottages, with gardens in front and behind, situate in the Fordton Road, in the occupation of RICHARD STEVENS and others as tenants.
Lot 8. A very productive Orchard adjoining Lot 7, in the occupation of MR HENRY LEAR, as tenant, containing about one acre.
Lot 9. An excellent Pasture Field (admirably adapted for Building purposes) containing about four acres and a half, situate opposite to, and separate from Lot 1, by the High Road, commonly called Fordton Field, and is now in the occupation of SAMUEL BROWN, Esq., as tenant.
Lot 10. Four Cottages and Wheelwright's Shop, with the large gardens in front, situate at one end of Lot 9, in the occupation of THOMAS CASTLE and others.
Lot 11. Four other Cottages and gardens in Fordton Road, in the occupation of JOHN BURRIDGE and others.
Lot 12. A small but very productive Orchard, in front of Lot 11, now in the occupation of THOMAS CASTLE.
The attention of the Trading Capitalist and parties requiring superior Family Residences is particularly invited to the above very Valuable Property, being altogether of a character and combining advantages, as to locality &c., very rarely to be met with.
To view the same, apply to the respective tenants, & for further particulars to the Auctioneer, Exeter, or to Messrs. Lester, Radford & Bremridge, Solicitors and Proctor, Bampfylde Street, Exeter. Dated 29th September 1854.

Thursday 12 October 1854, Issue 6616 - Gale Document No. Y3200689749
Exeter, Wednesday 11 October
Birth - October 8, at Crediton, the wife of MR J. V. LUXMOORE, of a son.

Thursday 19 October 1854, Issue 5618 - Gale Document No. Y3200689784
Exeter, Wednesday 18 October
Birth - October 16, at Crediton, the wife of MR WILLIAM SCULLY, of a son.

Died - October 17, of protracted illness, RICHARD, only son of MR HENRY MATTHEWS, of Fordton Barton, Crediton, aged 24.

Died - October 13, at Crediton, after a long illness, MR J. DAVY, woolcomber, aged 64.

Thursday 2 November 1854, Issue 5620 - Gale Document No. Y3200689858
Exeter, Wednesday 1 November
Died - October 26, at Crediton, after a short illness, MR JAMES FRANCIS.

Died - October 24, at Brook Green, Hammersmith, ELIZABETH JANE, relict of WEILLIAM LUXMOORE, Esq., of the Palace, Crediton, Devon, aged 77.

Thursday 9 November 1854, Issue 5621 - Gale Document No. Y3200689896
Exeter, Wednesday 8 November
Died - October 26, at Crediton, of bronchitis, after a week's illness, deeply regretted by his relatives and friends,
MR JAMES FRANCIS, aged 77.

Thursday 16 November 1854, Issue 5622 - Gale Document No. Y3200689927
Whereas a petition of MATTHEW FROST, late of Newton St. Cyres, in the county of Devon, boot and shoemaker, now of the Plymouth Inn, Crediton, in the same county, boot and shoemaker, and innkeeper.
An Insolvent Debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Devonshire holden at Crediton, in the said County, and an Interim Order for Protection from Process having been given to the said MATTHEW FROST unde3r the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided, the said MATTHEW FROST is hereby required to appear in the said Court to be holden at Crediton aforesaid, before the Judge of the said Court on the Fourth day of December next, at Ten o'Clock in the forenoon precisely, for his First Examination touching his debts, estate, and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes. And Notice is Hereby Given that the choice of Assignees is to take place at the time so appointed.
All persons indebted to the said MATTHEW FROST or who have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same, but to Mr George Tanner, the Clerk of the said Court, at his office, at Union Terrace, Crediton, in the said county, who is the Official Assignee of the estate and effects of the said Insolvent.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff of the said Court. Dated November 6th, 1854.

Thursday 23 November 1854, Issue 5623 - Gale Document No. Y3200689949
At the Court of Bankruptcy, on Thursday, HENRY DAVY, sailcloth maker, Crediton, received a certificate of the first class without opposition.

Thursday 30 November 1854, Issue 5624 - Gale Document No. Y3200689990
Devon Intermediate Sessions
WILLIAM MERRIVIL, 23, was charged with stealing at Crediton, on the 12th November last, a fowl, the property of MR JAMES LEE. Mr Plumptre prosecuted, and Mr Carter defended the prisoner. MR LEE is a farmer of Crediton. On the day in question as he was riding home from church he saw the prisoner run from his linhay. He pursued and came up with him, when the prisoner asked forgiveness, said his name was LEE, and that he had taken a fowl. The prosecutor declined to forgive him and they struggled together, during which MR LEE obtained a living fowl from him, which he could not swear to, though he had many of the same sort. He did not even know how many fowls he had, or whether one was missing or not. The jury acquitted the prisoner.

Thursday 14 December 1854, Issue 5626 - Gale Document No. Y3200690059
Whereas a Petition of JOHN JENNINGS, late of the Green Dragon Inn, Crediton, in the County of Devon, Innkeeper, but now of Coleford, in Colebrooke, in the said County, Baker, an Insolvent Debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton, in the aid County, and an Interim Order for Protection from Process having been given to the said JOHN JENNINGS, under the provisions of the statutes in that case made and provided, the said JOHN JENNINGS is hereby required to appear in the said Court, to be holden at Crediton aforesaid, before the Judge of the said Court, on the First day of January, 1855, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, for his First Examination touching his debts, estate and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said statute.
And notice is hereby given, that the choice of Assignees is to take place at the time so appointed. All persons indebted to the said JOHN JENNINGS, or who have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr George Tanner, the Clerk of the said Court, at his Office at Union Terrace, Crediton, in the said County who is the Official Assignee of the estate and effects of the said Insolvent.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff of the said Court. Dated December 4th, 1854.

Thursday 21 December 1854, Issue 4627 - Gale Document No. Y3200690103
Exeter, Wednesday 20 December
Died - December 15, at Crediton, MR RISDON, blacksmith.

Thursday 11 January 1855, Issue 4630 - Gale Document No. Y3200690201
In the matter of the petition of MATTHEW FROST, late of Newton St Cyres, in the County of Devon, Boot and Shoemaker, now of the Plymouth Inn, Crediton, in the same County, Boot and Shoemaker and Innkeeper.
Notice is hereby given, that John Tyrrell, Esq., the Judge acting in the matter of this Petition, will proceed to make a final order thereon, at the County Court of Devonshire at Crediton, on Monday the 5th day of February next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, unless cause be then and there shown to the contrary.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff. Dated January8th, 1855.

Thursday 11 January 1855, Issue 4630 - Gale Document No. Y3200690222
Exeter, Wednesday 10 January
Died - January 8, at Crediton, after a long illness, MRS ELIZABETH MARWOOD, aged 88.

Thursday 18 January 1855, Issue 4631 - Gale Document No. Y3200690256
Exeter, Wednesday 17 January
Died - January 13, at Crediton, MISS THOMAS, aged 58, after a protracted illness, borne with the most exemplary Christian patience and resignation; deeply regretted by a large circle of friends.

Thursday 8 February 1855, Issue 4634 - Gale Document No. Y3200690365
Exeter, Wednesday 7 February
Died - February 5, at Crediton, of an affection of the heart, MR THOMAS PRICKMAN, much beloved and respected.

Thursday 15 February 1855, Issue 4635 - Gale Document No. Y3200690398
Exeter, Wednesday 14 February
Died - February 10, at the Great Western Hotel, Paddington, after a few days' illness, to the inexpressible grief of his bereaved wife and sorrowing relatives, and the deep regret of numerous friends by whom he was most justly esteemed EDWARD DAVY, Esq., of the Parks, Crediton.

Thursday 22 February 1855, Issue 4636 - Gale Document No. Y3200690430
Exeter, Wednesday 21 February
Died - February 12, at Hollocombe, near Crediton, after a short illness, MR RICHARD CHERITON, aged 80, greatly beloved.


Thursday 8 March 1855, Issue 4638 - Gale Document No. Y3200690494
Exeter, Wednesday 7 March
Birth - March 4, at Crediton, the wife of MR T. HODGE, of a son.

Thursday 29 March 1855, Issue 4541 - Gale Document No. Y3200690558
Pursuant to an Order of the High Court of Chancery, made in a Cause Croote against Burgess, the Creditors of MARY ANN KNIGHT, formerly of Petrockstow, in the County of Devon, and late of Crediton, in the said County, who died on or about the month of April 1853, are by their Solicitors, on or before the fourteenth day of April, 1855, to come in and prove their debts, at the Chambers of the Master of the Rolls, in the Rolls Yard, Chancery Lane, Middlesex; or, in default thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said order.
Wednesday the 18th day of April 1855, at 12 o'clock at noon, at the said Chambers, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the claims.
Dated this 15th day of March, 1855, George Henry Knight, 5 Essex Court, Temple, Plaintiff's Solicitor.

Thursday 12 April 1855, Issue 4643 - Gale Document No. Y3200690661
Exeter, Wednesday 11 April
Died - April 2, at Crediton, in the 74th year of her age, ANN, wife of MR WILLIAM POPE, hat-maker.

Thursday 26 April 1855, Issue 4645 - Gale Document No. Y3200690708
Royal College of Surgeons - Among the gentlemen who have lately undergone the necessary examinations for the diploma, and were admitted members of the College, are the following: on the 13th instant, WILLIAM DENSHAM, Crediton.

Thursday 17 May 1855, Issue 4648 - Gale Document No. Y3200690803
Crediton, Devon
To be Sold, by Auction, on Tuesday, the 29th day of May instant, at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon, by Mr James Daw, at the Ship Hotel, Crediton, a most desirable Family Residence, with a Cottage, extensive Gardens, Orchard, Stable, Coach-house, &c., &c., and Five newly built Cottages, near the High-street, Crediton: also the Plymouth Inn, with the Dwelling-house, Bakehouse and Premises adjoining, situate in Dean-street, in the East Town of Crediton; in the following lots:-
Lot 1. All that excellent House, situate in the centre of the High-street, in Crediton aforesaid, containing dining room, drawing room opening into the flower garden, surgery with consulting rooms, kitchen, pantries, &c., ten good bedrooms, water closet, large wine and coal cellars, together with a newly-erected Cottage behind the same, three stall stable, coach-house, flower and kitchen gardens, and orchard, all of which said premises are now in the occupation of JOHN A. EDWARDS, Esq., at the yearly rent of £52 10s.
Lot 2. Five newly-erected Cottages, situate near the High-street, in a court called Risdon's Court, in the several occupations of WILLIAM HARRIS, THOMAS LANGFORD, WILLIAM CHERITON, JAMES DART, and A. QUICKE, each let at the yearly rent of £3 15s.
Lot 3. That old established and well-built Inn, called the Plymouth Inn, situate in Dean-street aforesaid, containing bar parlour, tap room, kitchen, brewhouses, underground cellar, large room, three good bedrooms, skittle alley, stable, garden and Courtlage, in the tenure of MR JAMES CLARKE, at the yearly rent of £18.
A Dwelling-house, Bakehouse and Premises adjoining, in the tenure of MR W. PINSON, at the yearly rent of £14. This will be sold with or without the Plymouth Inn, as may be determined upon at the sale.
The above property is offered for Sale in consequence of the owner having left the neighbourhood. The several tenants will show the premises; and for all particulars apply to Mr William Cornish Cleave, Solicitor, Crediton.
Crediton, 8th May 1855.

Thursday 31 May 1855, Issue 4650 - Gale Document No. Y3200690893
Fire - Early on Tuesday morning the inhabitants were alarmed by the cry of fire, at the house of MR POTTER, tailor, Parliament-street. Fortunately, however, it was confined to the defective chimney in which it originated, or otherwise the whole of the thatched property around must have been destroyed. The greatest praise is due to MR JAMES SEARLE, solicitor, the indefatigable agent of the Sun Fire Office, and to MR NORRISH, of the Norwich Union Office, for their judicious directions and energetic services. The chimney is said to be in a most unsafe condition.

Death of GEORGE TANNER, Jun., Esq. - It is our painful duty to record the death of this gentleman at St. Helena, on the 10th of April last, whither he had repaired for the benefit of his declining health. Mr Tanner is the only son of the highly respected solicitor of this town, and was much esteemed by his fellow townsmen for his urbanity of manner and warmth of heart whilst he resided among them. He was a young man of great promise and ability, and the inhabitants of the town deeply commiserate with his sorrowing family at the loss they have sustained by his early death.

Thursday 14 June 1855, Issue 4652 - Gale Document No. Y3200690969
Exeter, Wednesday 13 June
Birth - June 12, at Crediton, the wife of MR T. FLOOD, of a son.

Died - January 25, at Auckland, New Zealand, after an illness of four days, MR THEOPHILUS E. TAYLOR, late of Crediton.

Thursday 21 June 1855, Issue 4653 - Gale Document No. Y3200691001
Exeter, Wednesday 20 June
Died - June 13, at Crediton, MISS ELIZABETH TUCKETT.

Died - June 9, at Crediton, aged 18, ALBERT, youngest son of WM. CARLING, Esq., S. G., Examiner of the Inland Revenue.

Thursday 5 July 1855, Issue 4655 - Gale Document No. Y3200691063
Crediton - Last week some nocturnal depredators stole from the premises of a poor cottager, residing at Knowle Barton, named COCKRAM, six ducks and a quantity of cabbages and onions.

Thursday 12 July 1855, Issue 4656 - Gale Document No. Y3200691111
Exeter, Wednesday 11 July
Died - July 4, at Bush, Spreyton, ELIZABETH, third daughter of the late MR YOLLAND, of Crediton.

Thursday 26 July 1855, Issue 4658 - Gale Document No. Y3200691153
Accidents - On Wednesday, ROBERT FORD, whilst employed on pulling down an old building, a portion of the rubbish fell on him, and he sustained some severe injuries in his head and back.

Thursday 23 August 1855, Issue 4552 - Gale Document No. Y3200691300
Shocking Case of Mutilation by Machinery
On Wednesday last an inquest was held at the Valiant Soldier Inn, in this city, before H. W. Hooper, Esq., coroner, on the body of SAMUEL DAVEY, a lad nine years of age. The boy's parents reside at Crediton, and on Tuesday afternoon it appears he went to a farm belonging to MR HALL, of that town, known as Lower Westwood, where, outside the barn, is a wheel for turning the threshing machine, driven by horses. The duty of superintending these animals was confided to a boy 11 years o age, and during his absence the deceased lad seems to have taken his place, and while so engaged to have become entangled in the cog wheel, which was unenclosed, when he was carried round until he was frightfully mangled. His cries attracting a farm servant, the machine was immediately stopped, the poor lad rescued from his dangerous position, and a conveyance obtained for his removal to his father's house, and subsequently the Devon and Exeter Hospital, where Mr A. Kempe, one of the surgeons in that institution, found the right limb of the unfortunate sufferer, consisting of the leg and thigh, torn from the body; the left thigh bone was also broken, the soft parts being much lacerated, and it was nearly torn from the body, being only connected by the outer muscle. Mr Kempe tied the vessels to prevent haemorrhage, and gave the patient some stimulants, and remained with him till half past 10 o'clock when he died. A more frightful spectacle is said to have been scarcely ever witnessed in the institution. The coroner, in his remarks to the jury, commented upon the impropriety of machinery being allowed to remain open without a necessary fence, and stated that several similar cases had recently occurred in the county. the jury, expressing their complete concurrence in his remarks, returned a verdict of "Accidental Death."

Thursday 6 September 1855, Issue 4664 - Gale Document No. Y3200691399
Exeter, Wednesday 5 September
Birth - September 2, at Crediton, the wife of MR JAMES GOVER, ironmonger, of a daughter.

Thursday 13 September 1855, Issue 4665 - Gale Document No. Y3200691435
Exeter, Wednesday 12 September
Died - September 7, at Holocombe House, Crediton, DANIEL TREMLETT, Esq., aged 75, after a few days' illness. For many years he was one of the twelve governors of Crediton church.

Thursday 27 September 1855, Issue 4667 - Gale Document No. Y3200691487
Crediton
A few days since, MRS PARKS, of this town, who had only been married a few months, died very suddenly whilst in the act of putting on her bonnet to go out.

Thursday 4 October 1855, Issue 4668 - Gale Document No. Y3200691519
Crediton
J. T WARD, Esq., brother of MR WARD, of Langride, Crediton, has been elected a member of the Provincial Council of Nelson, in the Colony of New Zealand.

JAMES MARWOOD, a young carpenter, has been fined 20s. and expenses for trespassing in pursuit of rabbits on the grounds of J. Hippesley, Esq., on Sunday last.

MAJOR WELSFORD, who had his head shot off while gallantly mounting an embrasure of the Redan, on the 8th ult., was the son of the late COL. WELSFORD, of this town. It is stated that the shot which struck the fatal blow was fired by a Russian officer, who almost immediately afterwards threw down his sword and surrendered himself a prisoner of war to a sergeant of the 97th who was close at hand.

Thursday 4 October 1855, Issue 4668 - Gale Document No.Y3200691511
The late Excise Prosecution at Crediton - An arrangement has, we understand, been effected between the Board of Inland Revenue and MR WILLIAM GREENSLADE, Maltster of Crediton, by which the Board agree to accept a compromise fine of £250, and to return the forfeited malt, each party paying his own expenses. The case against MR ROBERT GREENSLADE intended to have been tried on the 4th instant, is not to be proceeded with.

Thursday 11 October 1855, Issue 4669 - Gale Document No. Y3200691557
Exeter, Wednesday 10 October
Birth - October 4, at Crediton, the wife of W. R. NEALE, Esq., of a daughter.

Thursday 18 October 1855, Issue 4670 - Gale Document No. Y3200691570
The Crediton Excise Case - The MESSRS. GREENSLADE, Maltsters, of Crediton, have we understand declined to adhere to the stipulation of the agreement recently come to between them and the Board of Excise. It is believed, therefore, that new information against the defendants will shortly be laid, and the prosecution proceeded with anew.

Thursday 1 November 1855, Issue 4672 - Gale Document No. Y3200691651
Crediton - A Child Poisoned by Mistake.
A melancholy and distressing accident, resulting in the death of the youngest child of MR WILLIAM UNDERHILL, occurred here on Friday week. It appears that the child, who was about a year and a half old, had been previously poorly, and that some castor oil had been purchased for it. The bottle in which the oil was bought seems to have been placed among other bottles, one of which contained a quantity of oil of vitriol. On Friday the father took a bottle from the cupboard, believing it to be the one filled with castor oil, and having filled a tablespoon with the liquid he handed it to his wife, by whom it was administered to the child. The mistake was almost instantaneously discovered, and Mr Edwards, surgeon, was sent for, but the child died on the following morning. An inquest was held on the succeeding Tuesday before R. R. Cross, Esq., coroner, when the jury returned a verdict of accidental death.

Thursday 1 November 1855, Issue 4672 - Gale Document No. Y3200691638
The Excise Prosecution against MR ROBERT GREEENSLADE, of Crediton, has, it is understood, been settled by the fulfilment of the original agreement between the defendant and the Board of Inland Revenue. According to that agreement the Board accepts the sum of £250 in discharge of all fines and costs incurred, and returns to the possession of the defendant the large quantity of malt that has been impounded.

Thursday 15 November 1855, Issue 4674 - Gale Document No. Y3200691723
Exeter, Wednesday 14 November
Died - November 6, at Crediton, HARRIET, daughter of MR MUCH, aged 24.

Thursday 22 November 1855, Issue 4675 - Gale Document No. Y3200691757
Exeter, Wednesday 21 November
Married - November 13, at Crediton, Mr M Burn, to MARY ANN, daughter of MR S. BODDY, of that town.

Thursday 29 November 1855, Issue 4676 - Gale Document No. Y3200691791
Exeter, Wednesday 28 November
Died - November 14, at Crediton, WILLIAM WILBERFORCE, third son of the REV. J. DEANS, aged 2 years.

Thursday 29 November 1855, Issue 4676 - Gale Document No. Y3200691773
MR STRONG, proprietor of a public-house in Bartholomew-street, was summoned by the assistant-overseer for the parish of Crediton to show cause why he did not contribute 2s. 6d. per week towards the maintenance of his father, at present in the Union house at Crediton, and who has for some time been unable, by reason of his age, to contribute towards his own maintenance. The defendant said he was willing to do all he thought his means would allow him, in the way of supporting his father, but he could see neither justice nor equity in the parish falling back entirely upon him, seeing that he was the youngest of his three brothers, that he had a rising family, and that his other brothers, one of whom resided in Bristol and the other in Crediton, were each of them equally, if not more able than he was to bear a share of the expense. He had property in houses, it was true, but his brother in Crediton was in receipt of an income much superior to his, and yet he positively refused making any contribution whatever, the magistrates of the Crediton court having recently decided that he was not liable for such. The Bench, after animadverting on what they considered to be unfeeling and unfilial conduct on the part of all concerned, made an order upon the defendant for 2s. per week.

Thursday 6 December 1855, Issue 4677 - Gale Document No. Y3200691822
Crediton
Petty Sessions - At these sessions, on Thursday, JAMES FLOOD and JAMES MOUNTSTEPHENS were sent to prison for fourteen days each, for stealing applies belonging to MR SNOW.

Fatal Accident - On Saturday morning last week, as a poor woman named SUSAN MANNING was getting out of bed,, her foot slipped, and falling, she broke her thigh. Surgical assistance was obtained, but she died the next day.

Thursday 13 December 1855, Issue 4678 - Gale Document No. Y3200691866
Exeter, Wednesday 12 December
Married - December 4, at Crediton, by the Rev. Mr Smith, Captain W. T. Reed, of Dawlish, to MISS C. WELSFORD, of that place.

Thursday 20 December 1855, Issue 4679 - Gale Document No. Y3200691900
Exeter, Wednesday 19 December
Married - December 15, at Heavitree, Mr Elias Jarman, saddler, to CLARA, second daughter of MR E. ADAMS, currier, Crediton.

Thursday 20 December 1855, Issue 4679 - Gale Document No. Y3200691892
Crediton - Fire
On Monday week the workshop of MR DICKER, cabinet-maker, accidentally caught fire, but through the active exertions of his men it was extinguished.

Police - CHARLES VICARY has been committed for trial on a charge of stealing some apples from a hamper which had been packed and left in a cart at MRS TUCKER'S door one night, preparatory to being taken to Tavistock market early the next morning.

Thursday 27 December 1855, Issue 4680 - Gale Document No. Y3200691931
Exeter, Wednesday 26 December
Married - December 18, at Crediton, MR E. HOLMES, station-master, Eggesford, to MISS E. PERREN, of Pilton, Barnstaple.

Died - December 18, at Crediton, MARTHA DODGE, aged 74.

Thursday 27 December 1855, Issue 4680 - Gale Document No. Y3200691924
Crediton - The tradesmen closed their shops on Thursday last on the occasion of the funeral of MRS BULLER.

Police - ROBERT GILLARD and JOHN WOODGATES, labourers, have been sent to prison for a month for stealing a quantity of potatoes, the property of MR THOMAS LEE, of Westwood. It appears that the prisoners were employed by the prosecutor to transfer a quantity of potatoes from a cave to his barn, and that they feloniously helped themselves to a quantity of them during the process.

Thursday 3 January 1856, Issue 4681 - Gale Document No. Y3200691965
Exeter, Wednesday 2 January
Married - December 27, at Charles Church, Plymouth, by the Rev. C. Greaves, John Bodley, Esq., of Stockleigh Pomeroy, to SARAH, eldest daughter of the late MRS HARRIS, of Crediton.

Thursday 17 January 1856, Issue 4683 - Gale Document No. Y3200692038
Exeter, Wednesday 16 January
Birth - January 4, at Crediton, the wife of F. E. SMITH, Esq., of a daughter.

Married - January 10, at Brampford Speke, by the Rev. John Hellins, assisted by the Rev. G. C. Gorham, WESTON JOSEPH SPARKES, Esq., of Crediton, younger son of the late Joseph Sparkes, Esq., of this city, banker, to Eliza, second daughter of Joseph Sheppard, Esq., of Cowley House, Devon

Thursday 17 January 1856, Issue 4683 - Gale Document No. Y3200692031
Crediton
Police - JOHN KELLAND, a waggoner, residing near the gas works, has been fined 2s. 6d., and costs for assaulting P.c. Slade. It appears that the constable had discovered that some wood had been stolen, had traced the delinquents to Kelland's house, and was making some enquiries into the circumstances there, when the defendant struck him a blow on the head with a stick. Four women who had stolen a quantity of turnips from a field belonging to J. W. Buller, Esq., as they were returning from that gentleman's house laden with creature comforts - soup, broth &c., which they had been bountifully supplied with there, were ordered to pay a fine of 1s. each with costs, and were severely reprimanded for their ingratitude.

Thursday 24 January 1856, Issue 4684 - Gale Document No. Y3200692065
Crediton
Robberies - On the evening of Sunday week, while the inmates were at church, some fellows broke into the dwelling-house of MR FINCH, chandler, and stole eleven table spoons, five pair of silver sugar tongs, one cream bowl, twelve silver tea spoons, and a large sum of money. The loss is estimated at £22.
A few days since, in the daytime, a coat was stolen from the Ring of Bells Inn. It was subsequently pledged at Exeter for £1. On Saturday week a sheep was stolen from a field on Chapelstown, belonging to MR J. HARRIS.

Thursday 31 January 1856, Issue 4685 - Gale Document No. Y3200692110
Exeter, Wednesday 30 January
Married - January 22, at Crediton, by the Rev. C. Smith, the Rev. John Luxton, second son of Robert Luxton, Esq., of Brushford, to ELIZABETH, only daughter of J. E. T. WARD, Esq., of Langridge, Crediton.

Thursday 31 January 1856, Issue 4685 - Gale Document No. Y3200692101
Crediton - On Tuesday (last week), the town was the scene of much gaiety on the occasion of the marriage of the Rev. J. Luxton, of Brushford, with MISS ELIZABETH WARD, of Langridge. The carriage in which the bridegroom and some of his friends had started for church accidentally broke down, but beyond the delay of getting another no inconvenience was felt. Some of the bystanders were sufficiently superstitious to convert this little incident into "an omen".

Thursday 7 February 1856, Issue 4687 - Gale Document No. Y3200692140
Crediton - MR R. WINTER, lime merchant, gave his annual dinner to his customers at the Ship Hotel last week. About 120 yeomen of the neighbourhood were present and spent a convivial evening.

An inquest was held at the Star Inn, on Tuesday week, on the body of a child, two and half years old, named JOHN CHAMBERLAIN, who died very suddenly, and it was feared from unfair means. The jury, however, after hearing the evidence, concluded that deceased died from spasms of the heart.

Thursday 21 February 1856, Issue 4689 - Gale Document No. Y3200692205
Crediton
MR GOVIER, tinman &c., missed a large copper kettle which was usually exhibited over his window. It was evidently removed by some larkers, as the kettle was subsequently found in another part of town.

At the petty sessions held on Thursday last, before J. Sillifant, Esq., chairman J. Quicke, Esq., and the Rev. C. Tucker, JOHN WAY, an agricultural labourer, charged his master, MR RICHARD MILLMAN, with assaulting him. It appeared that the complainant was engaged in drawing brouse in a wagon, and on going through the gateway, being at the time worse for liquor, the wagon came in contact with a post, when he commenced beating his horse with great violence. He was desired by his master to discontinue it, when he began to abuse him with threats, which ended in a severe struggle. The bench considered the defendant had acted with much propriety, and consequently acquitted him, and cautioned the complainant against getting drunk in future.

Thursday 28 February 1856, Issue 4690 - Gale Document No. Y3200692243
Exeter, Wednesday 27 February
Died - February 26, at the residence of his brother, Palace, Crediton, MR SAMUEL RUDALL, aged 85.

Thursday 28 February 1856, Issue 4690 - Gale Document No. Y3200692236
Crediton
Accident - MR W. SNELL, currier, of this town, was thrown from a fractious horse, a few days ago, and broke a rib, besides receiving many other bruises. He is progressing favourably.
A man named Mortimer, has been remanded until the next petty sessions on a charge of breaking into the house of MR EDWARDS, surgeon, of this town. It appeared that whilst in liquor he entered the house and demanded his daughter, who is a servant there. His wish was not complied with, whereupon he attacked the house with great violence, and endeavoured to break open the front door.

Thursday 6 March 1856, Issue 4691 - Gale Document No. Y3200692272
Exeter, Wednesday 5 March
Died - Marc h 1, at Bouverie-place, Mount Radford, MRS TULFORD, formerly of Crediton, aged 80.

Died - February 26, at Crediton, the beloved son of MR S. GOVER, aged 2 years.

Thursday 6 March 1856, Issue 4691 - Gale Document No. Y3200692264
Crediton County Court
RENDLE v. PUNCHARD - Plaintiff, a shopkeeper of Crediton, sued the defendant, a labourer of the same place, for £2 10s. for goods sold and delivered - defendant did not attend. Judgment was, therefore, entered for the amount claimed, payable by instalments of 10s. a month.

ENGLAND v. AUSTEN - Plaintiff, a wine and spirit merchant of Crediton, sued defendant, the landlord of the Red Lion Hotel, Ottery St Mary, for £11 17s. 6d., being a balance due for goods supplied to the defendant. Mr Sparkes for W. C. Cleave Esq., attended for the plaintiff. The debt was admitted by the defendant's wife, and judgment was accordingly entered for the amount claimed, payable in a month.

Thursday 13 March 1856, Issue 4692 - Gale Document No. Y3200692299
Crediton
At the petty sessions, held last Thursday, WILLIAM MORTIMER, an agricultural labourer, was fined 15s. 6d., before J. Quick, Esq., and the Rev. C. Tucker, for attempting to break into the house of MR EDWARDS, surgeon, when drunk, and also for assaulting constable Stone in the execution of his duty.
ELIZA TAYLOR (10), and WILLIAM EDWARDS (10), two children poorly clad, were also charged with stealing four faggots of browse, on the 27th of February, the property of MR JOHN LEACH, yeoman at Letcott Morchard. The prisoners' parent were reprimanded by the Bench, and a fine of 1s. each, with 3s. 6d. expenses, inflicted.

Melancholy Death - An Inquest was held a few days ago by R. R. Crosse, Esq., coroner, on the body of JOHN WILCOCKS, who met with his death at the Bell Inn. Deceased, who was an uncle to the landlord, went to the Bell to spend the evening, with an intention of sleeping there, as was his usual custom about once a month. The landlord (SAMUEL WREFORD) and the deceased spent the evening together, and drank some beer. Several persons were there drinking, and after all the customers were gone deceased drank four pints of beer, which made him rather worse for liquor. They retired to bed, about twelve o'clock, and Wreford proceeded first with the light, and turned round to light deceased up. As soon, however, as he reached the third of fourth stair, he fell backwards down to the floor, from which fall he received such injuries as caused his death. Mr Wreford said the accident did not arise from intoxication. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death."

Thursday 20 March 1856, Issue 4693 - Gale Document No. Y3200692332
Crediton - Potato Stealing
MR T. WRIGHT, of New Buildings, and MR JOHN WEBBER, of Lower Furzeland, have had a quantity of potatoes stolen from them.
Sheep-Stealing - MR S. PARTRIDGE, of Landford, had a fine young ram killed in a field near his house recently and the greatest portion of it carried away. Although sheep-stealing has been so frequent in this neighbourhood lately, the thieves have hitherto escaped detection.

Thursday 27 March 1856, Issue 4694 - Gale Document No. Y3200692369
Exeter, Wednesday 26 March
Married - March 24, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Crediton, by the Rev. E. Wotton, JOHN, son of MR PRIOR, mason of Cheriton Fitzpaine, to EMMA, eldest daughter of MR JOHN WOTTON, baker, of the same place.

Thursday 17 April 1856, Issue 4697 - Gale Document No. Y3200692468
Exeter, Wednesday 16 April
Married - At Cheriton Fitzpaine, by the Rev. Fortescue, HENRY, son of MR J. KEEN, to MARY, third daughter of MR WILLIAM MORRISH, of Crediton.

Thursday 24 April 1856, Issue 4698 - Gale Document No. Y3200692502
Exeter, Wednesday 23 April
Birth - April 21, at Crediton, MRS WM. CORNISH CLEAVE, of a daughter.

Thursday 8 May 1856, Issue 4700 - Gale Document No. Y3200692566
Exeter, Wednesday 7 May
Died - May 1, at Crediton, much lamented by numerous friends, MISS CHARLOTTE WHITEFIELD.

Thursday 22 May 1856, Issue 4702 - Gale Document No. Y3200692630
Exeter, Wednesday 21 May
Died - May 8, at the White Swan, Crediton, aged 31, MR JOHN BARTO HOLCOMBE, much respected.

Thursday 22 May 1856, Issue 4702 - Gale Document No. Y3200692609
Crediton - We regret to state that J. W. BULLER, Esq., has sustained another bereavement: his eldest daughter having died on Sunday week, at the early age of 23. Her loss is much felt by her family and friends, and by all classes in this town.

Thursday 31 July 1856, Issue 4712 - Gale Document No. Y3200692954
Exeter, Wednesday 30 July
Married - July 21, at Buckland Filleigh, by the Rev. S. Nosworthy, MR JOSEPH THOMAS of Crediton, to ELIZABETH PATIENCE, second daughter of MR JOHN PHARO, of Crediton.

Thursday 31 July 1856, Issue 4712 - Gale Document No. Y3200692938
Accidents: Persons, who have met with serious accidents, have been brought to the Devon and Exeter Hospital, since last Thursday:- FRANCIS LAYMAN, of Crediton, dislocation of both bones of the shoulder.

Thursday 7 August 1856, Issue 4713 - Gale Document No. Y3200692964
Whereas a petition of STEPHEN DAVEY, of Dean-street, Crediton, Devonshire, and late of Queen's Place, Crediton, aforesaid, boot and shoemaker, an insolvent debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Devonshire holden at Crediton, in the said county, and an interim order for protection from process having been given to the said STEPHEN DAVEY, under the provisions of the statutes in that case made and provided, the said Stephen Davey is hereby required to appear in the said Court to be holden at Crediton aforesaid, before the Judge of the said Court, on the First Day of September next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, for his first examination touching his debts, estate and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said statutes. And notice is hereby given that the choice of assignees is to take place at the time so appointed. All persons indebted to the said STEPHEN DAVEY, or who have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr George Tanner, the Clerk of the said Court, at his office at Union Terrace, Crediton, in the said county, who is the official assignee of the estate and effects of the said Insolvent.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff of the said Court, Dated, Crediton August 4th, 1856.

Thursday 7 August 1856, Issue 4713 - Gale Document No. Y3200692993
Exeter, Wednesday 6 August
Married - July 29, at Crediton, MR KERSLAKE, to MISS PUDDICOMBE.

Thursday 28 August 1856, Issue 4716 - Gale Document No. Y3200693093
Crediton - The Petty Sessions were held last Thursday, before J. W. Buller, Esq., and the Rev. C. Tucker. MR SIMON POPE, Maltster and brewer, of the Crediton Inn, was summoned by order of the Inland Revenue authorities for mixing a quantity of screenings with malt on the 3rd of July last, when a general reduction was made in the malt duty under an order of the board. The effect of such mixture would have been to defraud the revenue. Mr Joshua Austin, collector of the Excise at Exeter, prosecuted; the defendant conducted his own defence, and admitted the offence of the mixture, but contended that he should be able to prove to the bench that it was done with no intention to defraud. From the evidence of Mr William Page, excise officer, it was proved that he attended to make the necessary drawback, and found in the heaps of malt a quantity of combing, which must have been placed there in order to obtain a greater amount of drawback than the defendant was entitled to. Mr John Burdge, also an excise officer, confirmed the former witness, and said that when the discovery was made the defendant acknowledged that he had acted wrong, and also that he had put 55 bushels of screenings into the heap. The defendant said the screenings had become mixed with the malt by accident in turning over the couches, and indignantly denied any fraudulent intention. The Bench, however, held the case proved, but mitigated the fine from £200 down to £50, with 230 bushels of malt in question, which were forfeited to the crown.

Thursday 4 September 1856, Issue 4717 - Gale Document No. Y3200693102
Peremptory Sale - Eligible Freehold Investment, Crediton, Devon
To be Sold, at Public Auction, by Mr James Daw, at the Railway Inn, in Crediton aforesaid, on Thursday, the 25th day of September inst., at Three for Four o'Clock punctually, subject to such conditions as will be then produced, the undermentioned valuable Property, Land-tax redeemed, consisting of three newly-erected family Dwellinghouses, and eight Cottages behind the same, situate in East Town, in Crediton aforesaid. Each Lot will be put up at the sum hereafter mentioned, and will be sold to the highest bidder beyond that amount.
Queen's Place.
Lot 1. All that Dwellinghouse, known as number 1, now unoccupied. This Lot will be put up at £100.
Lot 2. All that Dwellinghouse, known as number 2, now in the occupation of MR JOHN EARLE. This Lot will be put up at £95.
Lot 3. All that Dwellinghouse, known as number 3, now in the occupation of MR WILLIAM TUNKIN. This Lot will be put up at £90.
In the Courtlage Behind Lots 1, 2, and 3.
Lot 4. All that Dwellinghouse, known as number 1, now in the occupation of MR JOHN REEVES. This Lot will be put up at £45.
Lot 5. All that Dwellinghouse, known as number 2, now unoccupied. This Lot will be put up at £45.
Lot 6. All that Dwellinghouse, known as number 3, now unoccupied. This Lot will be put up at £45.
Lot 7. All that Dwellinghouse, known as number 4, now in the occupation of MR THOMAS TREND. This Lot will be put up at £45.
Lot 8. All that Dwellinghouse, known as number 5, now unoccupied. This Lot will be put up at £45.
Lot 9. All that Dwellinghouse, known as number 6, now unoccupied. This Lot will be put up at £45.
Lot 10. All that Dwellinghouse, known as number 7, now unoccupied. This Lot will be put up at £45.
Lot 11. All that Dwellinghouse known as number 8, now unoccupied. This Lot will be put up at £45.
To view the premises, apply to the respective Tenants; or to MR THOMAS WARD, Crediton; and for further particulars to Messrs. Bishop and Pitts, Solicitors, Exeter; the Auctioneer; or to Messrs. Ford, Solicitors and Proctor, 25 Southernhay, Exeter.
Dated Sept. 3rd, 1856.

Thursday 4 September 1856, Issue 4717 - Gale Document No. Y3200693128
Crediton - Burglaries
There have been two burglaries committed here recently. The first was at the house of MR JOSEPH BROWNING, High-street. The doors were safely secured on the previous night, but on the following morning it was discovered that the house had been broken into and a quantity of articles stolen. Early on Wednesday morning a daring robbery was committed in the house of MR EDWARD BADCOCK, hop merchant, of this town. The thieves succeeded in entering the house by removing a pane of glass in the window, and then sliding up the sash. They next ransacked the rooms, and took away a quantity of plate. The inmates were soon apprised of the robbery, but the thieves have all as yet made their escape.

Thursday 18 September 1856, Issue 4719 - Gale Document No. Y3200693197
Exeter, Wednesday 17 September
Married - September 9, at Crediton, MR SEALRE, to LAVINIA, daughter of MR ADAMS, of Crediton.

Married - September 8, at St George's, Hanover-square, London, Mr John Collins, of Tonbridge, to LUCY, daughter of the late MR SIMON WREFORD, of Well-Parks, Crediton.

Thursday 9 October 1856, Issue 4722 - Gale Document No. Y3200693280
Exeter Guildhall
WILLIAM BISHOP, of Crediton, was fined 9s. 6d., for exposing for sale in Exeter Market, three pounds of butter deficient in weight. The three pounds for which the butter was fined were severally three drams, two drams and 1 ½ drams deficient in weight. A fourth pound though deficient was not so light as to be of consequence.

Thursday 23 October 1856, Issue 4724 - Gale Document No. Y3200693361
Crediton - Sudden Death
MR JAMES BACKWELL, seedsman, &c., of this town, expired suddenly at his residence on Friday evening last, shortly after his return from the Exeter market. He has been slightly indisposed for some time past.

Thursday 6 November 1856, Issue 4726 - Gale Document No. Y3200693435
Exeter, Wednesday 5 November
Died - October 29, at Crediton, GERTRUDE, relict of FRANKE PARKER, Esq., of Newton St. Cyres, aged 80.

Thursday 27 November 1856, Issue 4729 - Gale Document No. Y3200693531
Exeter, Wednesday 26 November
Died - November 17, at Kingston, Surrey, MR JOHN BACKWELL, formerly of Crediton, aged 34.

Thursday 4 December 1856, Issue 4730 - Gale Document No. Y3200693567
Exeter, Wednesday 3 December
Died - November 22, at Crediton in his 71st year, C. SMITH, Esq., formerly of Liverpool.

Thursday 11 December 1856, Issue 4731 - Gale Document No. Y3200693599
Exeter, Wednesday 10 December
Married - December 2, at Farnworth, near Warrington, by the Rev. William Jeff, John Wilson, Esq., of Whitehall, near Ballycastle, county of Antrim, to Mary Bent, third daughter of the late S. SHUTE, Esq. of Liverpool, and formerly of Crediton.

Thursday 11 December 1856, Issue 4731 - Gale Document No. Y3200693581
Crediton - Fire
On Wednesday last a barn and linhay, belonging to MR MORTIMER, of Uton Barton, were destroyed by fire. The barn and linhay stood alone on the North Devon line. Some workmen had been ploughing a field near the barn, and when they stopped to dinner they made a fire near the barn to warm themselves. They went to the tallet over the linhay for some hay to light the fire, and also took a quantity of hay to sit upon while eating their dinner. Before they went to work they gathered up the hay and carried it back again to the linhay. Either some sparks must have been blown from the fire into the linhay, or the hay that was returned to the linhay must have been ignited, for, about three o'clock, the barn and linhay were discovered to be on fire. About thirteen or fourteen seams of hay were burnt, and some implements of husbandry, but there was no grain in the barn. Though the fire was not the work of an incendiary, there was evidently great neglect and carelessness on the part of the workmen.

Thursday 18 December 1856, Issue 4732 - Gale Document No. Y3200693631
Died - December 6, of scarlet fever, at Fairleight, the residence of Mr Hastings, ROSETTA MARIA, eldest daughter of ARTHUR WILKINSON, Esq., of Crediton, aged 21.

Thursday 8 January 1857, Issue 4735 - Gale Document No. Y3200693733
Crediton County Court
TRAIES, v. ELSTON - Plaintiff, a tailor of Crediton, sued the defendant, a spinster, of the same place, and, as she stated, his intended sister-in-law, for 10s. 9d., for money lent. After a good deal of contention between the sisters, his Honour gave judgment for the amount claimed.

Thursday 29 January 1857, Issue 4738 - Gale Document No. Y3200693837
Married - January 22, at the Independent Chapel, Crediton, Mr Jas. Brock, of Coombe, Teignmouth, to Miss Trude, of Poughill, near Crediton.

Thursday 29 January 1857, Issue 4738 - Gale Document No. Y3200693834
Crediton - Robbery
GEORGE ELSTON, lately in the employ of MR JOHN ELSTON, boot and shoe maker of this town, was committed for trial last Friday, by J. W. Buller, Esq., on a charge of stealing a quantity of leather.

Thursday 19 March 1857, Issue 4645 - Gale Document No. Y3200694029
Devon Lent Assizes - Crown Court
Trials of Prisoners
GEORGE ELSON (38) and JAMES HOWARD (42), shoemakers, were charged with breaking and entering the dwelling-house of JOHN ELSTON, at Crediton, on the 19th January last, and stealing a quantity of leather. Mr Bere prosecuted; Mr Ring defended. The prosecutor's warehouse was entered, without violence, on the night in question and a quantity of leather, cut and uncut, stolen. On searching Elston's house a quantity of the stolen property was found secreted in a bed in an upstair room. Other portions were found in Howard's house, as also a key which would open the warehouse door. Guilty - six months' imprisonment each.

Thursday 9 April 1857, Issue 4748 - Gale Document No. Y3200694106
Died - March 31, at Crediton, JANE, widow of MR RICHARD DAW, saddler, aged 58.

Thursday 9 April 1857, Issue 4748 - Gale Document No. Y3200694107
Death of a Miser, - Yesterday (Tuesday) an inquest was held before H. W. Hooper, Esq., coroner, on the body of a rag and bone collector, named RICHARD PARTRIDGE, who had once been a publican at Crediton. The deceased died in a room, belonging to Mrs Berry, for which he paid eightpence per week. He had complained of pains in his head a few days ago, and on the 6th of April he was found dead on a heap of rags, in his room, which was in a filthy and disgusting state. The coroner, after much trouble, succeeded in taking possession of some papers from Mrs Berry, amongst which was a saving's bank book, which showed a balance in favour of deceased of £33; and a note of hand for £15, which he had lent to Mrs Berry. The inquest was adjourned until today for a post mortem examination.

Thursday 23 April 1857, Issue 4750 - Gale Document No. Y3200694163
Exeter, Wednesday 22 April
Died - April 14, after a long illness, MR SAMUEL BACK, Crediton, aged 66.

Thursday 14 May 1857, Issue 4753 - Gale Document No. Y3200694259
Caution - Whereas CHARLOTTE NORRIS, wife of me, ROBERT NORRIS, of Crediton, Devon, Schoolmaster, has contracted debts without my knowledge; I do hereby give notice, That I will not be answerable for any further debts she may contract with any person after this time.
Robert Norris. Dated 9th May 1857.

Whereas, a petition of ROBERT DICKER, of High-street, Crediton, Devonshire, Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer, previously of Bell Parade, Crediton aforesaid, Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer, an Insolvent Debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton, in the said County, and an Interim Order for Protection from Process having been given to the said ROBERT DICKER, under the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided, the said ROBERT DICKER is hereby required to appear in the said Court to be holden at Crediton aforesaid, before the Judge of the said Court, on the first day of June next, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, for his first examination touching his debts, estate, and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said statutes; and notice is hereby given that the choice of Assignees is to take place at the time so appointed.
All persons indebted to the said ROBERT DICKER, or who have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr George Tanner, Registrar of the said Court, at his office at Union-terrace, Crediton, in the said County, who is the official assignee of the estate and effects of the said Insolvent.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff. Dated Crediton, May 4th, 1857.

Thursday 28 May 1857, Issue 4755 - Gale Document No. Y3200694333
Crediton, Devon
To be Sold, by Public Auction, by Mr I. G. Thomas, at the Ship Inn, Crediton, on Tuesday, the 9th day of June next, at Four o'Clock in the Afternoon, subject to such conditions as will then be produced, the fee-simple and inheritance of and in the following Property.
Lot 1. All that Messuage or Dwelling-House and Premises, situate in High-street, in Crediton aforesaid, now in the occupation of MR JOHN BACK, Boot and Shoe Maker, as tenant thereof.
Lot 2. All that Wheelwright's Shop, situate also in High-street, near lot 1, late in the occupation of MR THOMAS LANGSFORD, as tenant, but now unoccupied.
To view the same, apply to the Auctioneer, and for further particulars to him, or to Messrs. Lester, Radford and Bremridge, Solicitors and Proctor, Exeter.

Thursday 28 May 1857, Issue 4755 - Gale Document No. Y3200694331
Crediton Petty Sessions
Driving Without Reins - JOHN BURROWS, A FARMER OF New-building, was charged by Sergeant Hanover, of the County Police, with riding in his cart without reins. The officer desired him to get off, but the defendant refused, telling the sergeant "£that he was as much constable as he was." After some time the defendant got off. The bench fined him 5s., including costs.

JOHN CLARK, of the Plymouth Inn, was summoned by Hanover for allowing his house to be open after eleven o'clock. Mr Willesford appeared for the defendant. Sergeant Hanover deposed, that a few minutes after twelve o'clock, whilst passing before the Plymouth Inn, he heard a noise, and on knocking to the door, he heard a rush, and a voice say, "cut away, 'tis the police." About five minutes afterwards the door was opened; on going into the kitchen he saw a man and a prostitute, as he considered; and up stairs he found other persons sitting on the bed, and one was behind the door. There were nine persons in the house. They told him they were lodgers. The defence was, that the two females who were in the house, and considered by the officer to be prostitutes, were persons engaged to stay up with an old lady named Morris, who had been ill for some time. A note was here handed to the bench from a medical man (Mr Edwards), to show that the old lady required constant attendance. The bench acquitted the defendant, but warned him to be careful for the future.

ROBERT DENSHAM GREENSLADE was also charged with having his house open after eleven o'clock. The bench fined him 20s. and costs.

Wood-Stealing - JOHN UISH was charged with stealing wood, the property of MR ABRAHAM BREWER. Mr Searle, solicitor, appeared for the prisoner. The prosecutor stated that he had from time to time lost a quantity of wood from his linhay, but had never seen any one take it away. He suspected the prisoner as the thief. MARY ANN CHOWN stated that on Sunday morning last she was desired by the prosecutor to lock herself in, and watch if any one went to the linhay, whilst he and his wife went to church. Shortly after they were gone, she heard some one try the door and found it was locked. She went where the wood was kept, and then she saw the prisoner through the window take up two pieces of wood and carry them to his own house. When the prisoner was near his door, she asked him if the door was fast, and he ran into his house as if frightened, saying "No, no, no." The prisoner's house was searched, and the pieces of wood, valued in 1d. were found covered with a cloth. The bench committed the prisoner to prison for three weeks with hard labour.

SAMUEL HOSGOOD, chimney-sweep, was summoned by his wife for assaulting her on the 2nd of May. The complainant stated that on the day in question, she was standing by Mr Bradford's door, where she had been previously living, when she saw her husband coming. She told him she was starving, and wanted a shilling. He told her he would not give her any; she followed him through the street to his home. When he got there, he shut the door on her; she thereupon began to make a great noise calling out the neighbours. Hosgood afterwards came out and ran after her, and attempted to strike her with a stick. The defendant was fined 20s., including costs, and required him to enter into his own recognisance of £20 to keep the peace for the next twelve months.

Thursday 11 June 1857, Issue 4757 -Gale Document No. Y3200694374
Exeter, Wednesday 10 June
Birth - June 7, at Crediton, the wife of WESTON JOSEPH SPARKES, Esq., of a daughter.

Thursday 25 June 1857, Issue 4759 - Gale Document No. Y3200694440
Exeter, Wednesday 24 June
Died - June 21, at Crediton, MR JOSEPH LAMACRAFT, aged 52, late of Eastacott Barton.

Thursday 2 July 1857, Issue 4760 - Gale Document No. Y3200694473
Exeter, Wednesday 1 July
Married - June 24, at St Pancras, London, MR JAMES COCKRAM, builder, Crediton, to Louisa, fourth daughter of Mr J. Tremlett, Longbarn Cottage, Sandford.

Thursday 2 July 1857, Issue 4760 - Gale Document No. Y3200694474
Exeter County Court
BOND v. LORAM - The executors of the late MR THOMAS BOND, cattle dealer of Crediton, sought to recover the sum of £12 from Mr Loram, butcher, of Alphington. In November last the defendant purchased six sheep in the Exeter market from Mr Bond, and agreeably to the practice between the parties the money was to be paid on the following market day. It was alleged that after selling the sheep in question, Mr Bond was taken ill, and never again attended the market - hence the present action. The plea against this was that the six sheep had been purchased on the 14th of November, and the money for them was paid on the 21st of that month. For the executors it was contended that the six sheep were bought on the 21st of November, and Mr Bond never attended the Exeter market after that day. It was further stated that Mr Loram purchased six sheep from Mr Bond on the 7th November for £13 10s., and this amount was admitted to have been paid on the following Friday. On the part of Mr Loram it was asserted that in his transactions with Mr Bond he had always paid for the cattle he had purchased in cash, and had never had a receipt for the money which he had paid. The case occupied some time, but it was adjourned. Mr Turner appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr Fryer for the defendant.

Thursday 16 July 1857, Issue 4762 - Gale Document No. Y3200694541
Exeter, Wednesday 15 July
Birth - July 8, the wife of MR LANGDON, solicitor, Crediton, of a daughter.

Thursday 13 August 1857, Issue 4766 - Gale Document No. Y3200694677
Crediton, Devon
JOHN HALL, Plumber, Painter, and Glazier, begs to inform his patrons, and the public generally, that he has this day taken his Nephew into Partnership, and respectfully solicits for the firm of HALL AND THOMAS a continuation of those kind favours so liberally bestowed on himself, and for which he begs to return his best thanks.
N.B. Experienced workmen sent to any part of the Country.
Crediton, August 1st, 1857

Thursday 13 August 1857, Issue 4766 - Gale Document No. Y3200694679
Exeter, Wednesday 12 August
Married - August 11, at Trowbridge, by the Rev. J. Hastings, rector, JAMES SEARLE, Esq., solicitor, Crediton, Devon, to Sarah, eldest surviving daughter of the late William Edgell, Esq., of the former town.

Thursday 27 August 1857, Issue 4768 - Gale Document No. Y3200694751
Exeter, Wednesday 26 August
Died - August 17, after a long illness, MR FRANCIS LEE, of Stockingdown Farm, near Crediton, yeoman, aged 80.

Thursday 3 September 1857, Issue 4769 - Gale Document No. Y3200694792
Daring Robbery - On Friday last the premises of MR POWELL, of Long-barn, Crediton, were entered by some evil disposed persons, and it is considered 200lbs. of wool were carried away. The robbers have not yet been traced.

Thursday 17 September 1857, Issue 4771 - Gale Document No. Y3200694858
Notice - All Persons having claims on the Estate of MR FRANCIS LEE, late of Stockey Down, in the Parish of Crediton, Devon, deceased, are requested to send the particulars forthwith to Mr F. E. Smith, of Crediton, Solicitor to the Executors; and all Persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to pay such debts to the said F. E. Smith.
Crediton, 15th September, 1857.

Thursday 24 September 1857, Issue 4772 - Gale Document No. Y3200694893
Exeter, Wednesday 23 September
Birth - September 21, at Crediton, MRS J. NORRISH, of a daughter.

Thursday 24 September 1857, Issue 4772 - Gale Document No. Y3200694890
Devon General Sessions
JOHN PASMORE was charged with stealing, at Crediton, on the 20th of February last, a mattock, the property of JAS. BURROUGHS. Acquitted.

Thursday 1 October 1857, Issue 4773 - Gale Document No. Y3200694921
Exeter, Wednesday 30 September
Died - September 29, at Cullompton, MRS ELIZABETH DAVY, widow of ISAAC DAVY, Esq., of Fordton, Crediton, in her 88th year.

Thursday 8 October 1857, Issue 4774 - Gale Document No. Y3200694942
Crediton, Devon
To be Let, by Tender, for a term of seven or ten years, from Lady-day next, all that very desirable Farm, called Tapps, otherwise Anthony's situated in the parish of Crediton, consisting of a Farm-house and Outbuildings, and Two Labourers' Cottages, and about 59 Acres of first-rate arable, pasture, and orchard land, in a high state of cultivation, and now in the occupation of
MR EDWARD NORRISH.
The Estate is situate about a mile and a half from the Copplestone Station, on the North Devon Railway.
JOHN STONEMAN who resides in one of the houses will show the Farm.
Further particulars may be obtained from Mr Samuel Norrish, of Town Barton, Sandford; or Mr T. Melhuish Comins, Solicitor, Witheridge; to the latter of whom Tenders are to be sent on or before the 15th October next. Dated 24th September 1857.

Thursday 15 October 1857, Issue 4775 - Gale Document No. Y3200694967
Whereas a Petition of JOHN MAUNDER, of Charlotte-street, in the town and parish of Crediton, in the county of Devon, watch and clock maker and jeweller, an insolvent debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton, in the said county, and an interim order for protection from process having been given to the said JOHN MAUNDER, under the provisions of the statutes in that case made and provided, the said JOHN MAUNDER is hereby required to appear in the said Court to be holden at Crediton aforesaid, before the Judge of the said Court on the Fourteenth day of November next, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, for his first examination touching his debts, estate and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the aid statutes. And Notice is hereby given, that the choice of Assignees is to take place at the time so appointed. All Assignees is to take place at the time so appointed. All Persons indebted to the said JOHN MAUNDER or who have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr George Tanner, Registrar of the said Court, at his Office, at Union-terrace, Crediton, in the said county, who is the Official Assignee of the estate and effects of the said insolvent.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff, Dated County Court Office, Crediton.

Thursday 15 October 1857, Issue 4775 - Gale Document No. Y3200694978
Exeter, Wednesday 14 October
Died - October 9, after a long and painful illness, MR CHARLES HAINWORTH, surgeon, Crediton, aged 58.

Thursday 22 October 1857, Issue 4776 - Gale Document No. Y3200695012
Exeter, Wednesday 21 October
Died - October 16, in the 67th year of his age, THOS. PRING, Esq., of Crediton, and Clerk of the Peace for the county of Devon.

Thursday 29 October 1857, Issue 4777 - Gale Document No. Y3200695046
Sudden Deaths - Mr William Greenslade, tailor, of Shobrooke, and THOMAS CHAMBERLAIN, of Crediton, died suddenly - one in the road and the other in the market place, last Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thursday 5 November 1857, Issue 4778 - Gale Document No. Y3200695072
Exeter, Wednesday 4 November
Married - October 29, at Crediton, by the Rev. C. F. Smith vicar, THOMAS A. H. DUINS, eldest son of the late T. P. Duins, of St Malo, Esq., to ANNETTE, widow of EDWARD DAVY, of the Parks, Crediton, Esq., and eldest daughter of the late CHARLES WEAVER, of Atterton, Warwickshire, Esq.

Died - November 2, at Crediton, aged 72, MR JOHN MAUNDER, one of the old staff of the 1st Devon Militia, and well known in this city.

Thursday 12 November 1857, Issue 4779 - Gale Document No. Y3200695106
Exeter, Wednesday 11 November
Married - November 8, at the Registry Office, Bartholomew-yard, MR JOHN MELHUISH, tallow-chandler, Crediton, to MARY, second daughter of MR TOM BALSAM, of this city.

Died - November 2, in Goldsmith-street, in this city, MR THOMAS ODGERS, sen., of Crediton, at an advanced age.

Thursday 19 November 1857, Issue 4780 - Gale Document No. Y3200695139
Exeter, Wednesday 18 November
Married - November 12, at Crediton, by the Rev. C. F. Smith, vicar, MR JOHN STROUD, chemist, Wine-street, Bristol, to MARY, youngest daughter of MR JOHN MANN, of Crediton.

Died - November 13, at Crediton, MRS MELHUISH, aged 82. Her end was peace.

Thursday 26 November 1857, Issue 4781 - Gale Document No. Y3200695179
Exeter, Wednesday 25 November
Birth - November 21, at Crediton, the wife of MR JAMES GOVER, ironmonger, of a daughter.

Thursday 3 December 1857, Issue 4782 - Gale Document No. Y3200695204
County Court of Devonshire
Holden at Crediton. Estate of JOHN MAUNDER, of Crediton, Devon, Watch and Clock Maker, an Insolvent Debtor.
To be Sold, by Private Contract, the undermentioned Stock-In-Trade, of the said Insolvent, comprising French and other Time-pieces, American and Dutch Clocks, Skeleton Time-piece, Weather-glass, Silver, Geneva, and other Watches, Gold and Silver Watch Guards, Pencil Cases, Shirt Studs, Brooches, Coral Necklaces, Plated Teaspoons, &c., &c.
For viewing the same, application is to be made to Mr F. Lee, High-street, Crediton, the High Bailiff of the said Court; or to Mr G. Tanner, the Official Assignee of the said estate, at his offices, Union-terrace, Crediton, between the hours of Ten and Four o'Clock. Dated County Court Office, Crediton, 30th Nov. 1857.

Thursday 3 December 1857, Issue 4782 - Gale Document No. Y3200695224
Crediton Petty Sessions
JOHN CLARKE, the keeper of a beer-house at Crediton, was charged with keeping open his house after eleven o'clock at night. P.C. Foot stated that on the 3rd of Nov., he visited the house and found two men and three females drinking there. Mr Willesford, for the defendant, said he should be able to prove that these persons were lodgers; but the Bench said the words of the Act of Parliament relating to the conduct of beer-houses were - "shall neither sell beer nor suffer it to be drunk or consumed on the premises after eleven o'clock." They therefore held that these words were imperative, and did not even apply to lodgers in a beer-house. As it appeared that the defendant was often away from home, and that he was soon about to give up the house, the Magistrates cautioned him and dismissed the case.

Thursday 10 December 1857, Issue 4783 - Gale Document No. Y3200695253
Exeter, Wednesday 9 December
Married - December 1, at St Mary's, Kingston, Portsea, MR T. G. SNELL, Bond-street, Piccadilly, London, and Victoria Cottage, Hammersmith, youngest son of MR SNELL, of Crediton, to Mary Jane, second daughter of Mr Alderman White, Hanover-street, Portsea, and Melton House, Waterloo Villa, Hants.

Died - December 4, at Crediton, SUSAN WARD COULDRIDGE, aged 17, after a short and severe illness, deeply regretted.

Thursday 24 December 1857, Issue 4785 - Gale Document No. Y3200695326
Crediton
A correspondent sends us the following:- On Friday last MR ARUNDELL, butcher, of this town, went to Exeter, to see the Christmas show, and there bought a fine South Down sheep for show on the following day at Crediton. When he came home he put the sheep in a front room and lighted the gas, for passers-by to see it. At nine o'clock he went to put out the gas and to close up the room, when, to his great astonishment, he discovered that some daring thief or thieves had extinguished the gas and carried off the sheep. The police were immediately on the alert, and several houses, whose owners were suspected, were searched the following morning, but without effect. A reward of £1 is offered for the apprehension of the thieves.

A fire broke out in this town on Sunday afternoon, in the premises lately occupied by MESSRS. SEARLE and BUDGE, chemists, &c. The two Crediton engines were quickly on the spot, and a messenger was despatched to Exeter for assistance, and by six o'clock the West of England and Sun fire engines arrived, having performed the journey in an extraordinary short space of time, but owing to the scarcity of water the West of England engine was unable to work. However, by the united efforts of the men of the different brigades, the fire was confined to the back premises, but the whole of the building used for manufacturing lozenges, with a large stock of sugar, &c., was consumed. We understand the premises and stock are insured in the Sun Fire Office. A number of women, who were employed in the lozenge manufactory, are thrown out of work. In a town like Crediton there ought to be some means of supplying water on an occasion like this, without having to send to "Four Mills" for it, which in this instance is a mile distant.

Thursday 31 December 1857, Issue 4786 - Gale Document No. Y3200695367
Exeter Guildhall
WILLIAM NEWCOMBE appeared to answer a charge of obstructing the street. The defendant is in the employ of MR CARTHEW, of Crediton, and on Saturday last the master's wagon and three horses were found unattended for ten minutes in South-street. The defendant at last made his appearance, and on being asked where he had been, he replied "to have a drop of beer." In defence it was asserted that he had kindly undertaken to carry in some sacks of flour for some person, who had given him and others a quart of beer, "which did them more hurt than good, in consequence of drinking it up so fast." He had worked for twelve years for the same master, and no complaint of the sort had been ever made against him. Fined 1s. with 2s. expenses. In handing over the money the defendant remarked, "There, that's whot I've got for doing good for another."

Thursday 14 January 1858, Issue 4788 - Gale Document No. Y3200695434
Exeter, Wednesday 13 January
Married - January 4, at Crediton, MR HENRY BUCKINGHAM, to FANNY, daughter of MR JOHN WELSFORD, woolstapler.

Thursday 14 January 1858, Issue 4788 - Gale Document No. Y3200695430
Devon Epiphany Sessions - Trial of Prisoners
Sheep Stealing - ANN TUCKETT, 34, was charged with having, at Crediton, on the 18th December last, stolen the carcase of a sheep, the property of JAMES ARUNDEL. Mr Cox prosecuted, and Mr Carter defended the prisoner. The prosecutor is an innkeeper and butcher, of Crediton. On the day in question, he purchased the carcase of an Exmoor horn sheep at Exeter, and on his return home he deposited it in his parlour, from which, within a few hours, he missed it. Portions of it were found in the possession of the prisoner, and identified by the prosecutor. The jury returned a verdict of guilty; and the Chairman, in passing sentence, remarked that the conduct of the prisoner had been very questionable, and it appeared to him, from the manner in which the floors were constructed, that she was in the habit of receiving stolen property and concealing it. He therefore sentenced her to six calendar months' imprisonment.

Thursday 21 January 1858, Issue 4789 - Gale Document No. Y3200695471
Exeter, Wednesday 20 January
Died - January 13, at Crediton, WILLIAM FRANCIS, Esq., aged 88.

Thursday 11 February 1858, Issue 4792 - Gale Document No. Y3200695565
Crediton - A Report, injurious to my character, having been industriously circulated that I have recently Sold a Watch to a young man called BURRINGTON, of Bowden Hill, in this Town, which was included in the Police Gazette as one of those stolen in March last, when my shop was robbed, I most positively deny the same: the numbers correspond, but the name on the watch alluded to is "Mottee" (and sold ten months before the robbery), and that in the Gazette is "Barlow." The Gazette and watch are both in my possession, and any one is at liberty to inspect the same; but if, after this public notice, persons choose to propagate this slander, they must expect to abide the legal consequence.
GEORGE WEBBER. Crediton, February 4th, 1858.

Thursday 18 February 1858, Issue 4793 - Gale Document No. Y3200695600
Exeter, Wednesday 17 February
Died - February 9, at Topsham, aged 64, WILLIAM, (the second son of the late JOHN YARDE, Esq., of Trowbridge House, Crediton), surgeon. While for more than thirty years he successfully practised the art of medicine, the duties of a Christian and neighbour were not forgotten by him. His loss is deeply felt by many a sincere friend.

Died - February 4, at Crediton, MRS VOWLER, aged 92.

Thursday 1 April 1858, Issue 4799 - Gale Document No. Y3200695799
Exeter, Wednesday 31 March
Married - March 30, at the Independent Chapel, Crediton, by the Rev. Mr Snell, MR WILLACOTT, of High-street, Barnstaple, to HELEN, third daughter of the late MR B. LUXMOORE, Crediton.

Thursday 22 April 1858, Issue 4802 - Gale Document No. Y3200695888
Exeter, Wednesday 21 April
Died - April 18, at Crediton, ARTHUR WILLIAM, youngest child of the REV. JAMES DEANS.

Died - April 12, at Crediton, MISS EMMA PASSMORE, aged 39, after a painful illness, much and deservedly lamented.

Died - April 10, at the Green, Crediton, EMMA, the only daughter of the late MR PASSMORE, ironmonger, of that place, aged 40.

Thursday 13 May 1858, Issue 4805 - Gale Document No. Y3200695968
Exeter, Wednesday 12 May
Birth - May 6, at Crediton, the wife of the REV. C. MAY EMPSON, of a daughter.

Thursday 13 May 1858, Issue 4805 - Gale Document No. Y3200695978
Barnstaple - Mr John Balman, of Chittlehampton, was summoned for assaulting MR THOMAS SNOW, of Crediton. the particulars did not transpire; Mr Lionel Bencraft having offered an apology to MR SNOW, which was accepted upon the condition that the incurred expenses should be defrayed by the defendant.

Thursday 10 June 1858, Issue 4809 - Gale Document No. Y3200696083
Castle of Exeter - On Monday, before C. Gordon, Esq., JOSEPH TOZER MAYNE, of Crediton, was committed for trial on a charge of stealing a watch. It appeared that the prisoner, who is a watch repairer, received a watch from John Cundy, of Newton St. Cyres, some time in September last to repair. On seeing the prisoner about a month subsequently, he asked him if he had finished the watch. Prisoner said he had not, but that he should have it in a few days. The watch, however, had been pawned at Mr Bannister's, pawn-broker, of this city, on the 28th September, and the prosecutor saw nothing of his watch until Friday last when it was produced before the magistrates. The prisoner was apprehended by P.C. Harris, in St Thomas, while in a state of intoxication. Several other pledge-tickets for watches were found in his possession.

Thursday 17 June 1858, Issue 4810 - Gale Document No. Y3200696107
Crediton and Heavitree - Freehold Houses and Gardens for Sale
Votes for North Devon and Exeter
Mr J. G. Thomas will Sell, by Public Auction, under the trusts contained in the Will of MR JAMES BURRINGTON, late of Dean-street, Crediton, deceased, on Monday, the 21st day of June instant, at the Oat Sheaf Inn, Crediton, at Five o'Clock in the Afternoon, the following Properties respectively situate in Crediton and Heavitree, in the County of Devon.
In Crediton -
Lot 1 - All that capacious Dwelling-house with the large and highly productive enclosed Garden behind the same, and situate in Dean-street, Crediton lately occupied by the said MR JAMES BURRINGTON, but now let after the rate of £12 12s. per annum.
Lot 2 - All those three Cottages, adjoining Lot 1, with the Gardens belonging thereto, now in the respective occupations of REBECCA THORN, ROBERT PICKENS, and REBECCA HUBBER.
Lot 3 - All those Five Cottages, adjoining Lot 2, with the Gardens belonging to the same, four of which are in the respective tenancies of ELIZABETH MORTIMER, SAMUEL HARRIS, HENRY BUCKINGHAM, and ELIZABETH BACK, and the other of which is now unoccupied.
Lot 4 - All those Three Cottages and Outhouses, with a small garden attached to each, situate on Bowden-hill, Crediton, and now respectively occupied by CHARLES MORRISH, THOMAS PUGSLEY, and MARY HAYMAN.
In Heavitree -
Lot 5 - All that Dwelling-house with Garden and Out-house behind the same, situate and being No 3, Goldsmith-street, near Mont le Grand, Heavitree, now and for many years past in the tenancy of MR WOODMAN.
Lot 6 - All those four Dwelling-houses, with their respective Gardens, situate and being Nos. 22, 23, 24 and 25 Goldsmith-street aforesaid, three whereof are now in the respective occupations of Messrs Mogridge, Hodge and Wilson, and one is unoccupied.
The Land Tax of lots 5 and 6 has been redeemed.
The above properties will be offered in the foregoing, or in such lot or lots as may be determined by the Auctioneer at the time of Sale.
For viewing, apply to the respective tenants and for further particulars to Mr Alfred Edwards, Crediton, Mr Burrington, currier, Fore-street-hill, Exeter; or to Mr William Cornish Cleave, Solicitor, Crediton.
Dated Crediton, 9th June, 1858.

Thursday 17 June 1858, Issue 4810 - Gale Document No. Y3200696119
Exeter, Wednesday 16 June
Birth - June 6, at Crediton, the wife of JAS. SEARLE, Esq., solicitor, of a son.

Thursday 17 June 1858, Issue 4810 - Gale Document No. Y3200696133
Crediton Petty Sessions - Thursday
Cider Shops and Immorality - JAMES QUICK, a labouring man, of Crediton, was charged by the Board of Inland Revenue with retailing cider without a license. Mr Turner appeared for the Board, and Mr Willesford for the defendant. In opening the case, Mr Turner intimated that many persons in the position of life of the defendant were in the habit of selling cider in the rural districts without a license, by which the revenue was defrauded, the fair trader injured, and immorality among the lower classes endangered. The facts of the case were, that on Sunday, the 21st of February, P.C. Hagger, of the Devon County Constabulary, went in plain clothes to the house of the defendant, and called for a quart of cider, which MRS QUICK brought to him; the husband being in the chimney-corner enjoying his pipe. He paid twopence-halfpenny for the cider. Witness made several mistakes in the course of his evidence by calling QUICK "Perkins" - the latter being the defendant in the next case - and joining the audience in laughing at his error. The Chairman rebuked him, told him his conduct evinced great levity and carelessness, and requested the sergeant to give him instructions as to how he should give his evidence in future. Several persons were drinking in the house at the time the officer was supplied with the quart of cider. Defendant denied ever having smoked a pipe, but he could not deny that he had sold cider. Mr Willesford having addressed the Bench in mitigation of the penalty, the Chairman told the defendant he was doing immense mischief not only to the lawful trader, but to the working classes, by selling cider in the way it had been proved he had, and especially on Sundays. The penalty was £20, but the magistrates had the power of mitigating it to one-fourth, which they did, in the hope that the defendant would take warning for the future.

WILLIAM PERKINS, of Crediton, was charged with a similar offence on the 6th of March last. The same learned gentlemen appeared as in the last case. P.C. Hagger stated that he went to the defendant's house at half-past eight o'clock in the evening in question, and asked for a quart of cider, which was supplied to him. Four other persons were drinking there at the time. It was proved by Mr Chubb, supervisor of Excise, that the defendant in this as well as the defendant in the last case did not possess any license. The same penalty was inflicted as in the last case. Mr Turner wished to say that it was very often thought by some persons that the Excise Officers acted harshly in cases of this sort, but they had a duty to perform, and acted under orders from the Board of Inland Revenue. The Chairman said the Excise officers had properly discharged their duty in these cases.

GEORGE THOMAS, keeper of the Union Inn, Crediton, pleaded guilty to having kept his house open within prescribed hours. The occurrence had happened, he stated, accidentally, and this being the first charge against him he was discharged by paying the expenses.

Thursday 29 July 1858, Issue 4816 - Gale Document No. Y3200696290
Freehold Property in Crediton, Devon
Mr J. G. Thomas will Sell, by Public Auction, at the Ship Hotel, Crediton, on Monday, the 9th day of August next, at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon, in one or more lots, as may be determined at the time of Sale, all that desirable Family Residence, called or known as "The Palace", at present divided into Two Houses.
The Premises adjoin the Town of Crediton and comprise a Dwelling-house with domestic offices, in the occupation of MRS TREMLETT, consisting of dining and drawing-rooms; five bed-rooms, and kitchen; with a productive garden attached thereto.
Also, a Dwelling-house and Premises, in the possession of FRANCIS RUDALL, Esq., consisting of an entrance hall; dining and drawing-rooms; six bed-rooms; kitchen, larder, cellars and other convenient offices. And a Tenement adjoining the above, which can be readily adapted so as to form a desirable addition to it, or be separately occupied, having a walled Garden attached.
Also, an Orchard and Garden, situate on the western side of the entrance of the above premises, and immediately adjoining, now in the occupation of MR JOSEPH MANN.
The above premises are enclosed by pleasure grounds, orchard, flower and kitchen gardens, and contain altogether one acre and two roods of land; and, although immediately adjacent to the town of Crediton, may, by a small outlay, be rendered a most desirable residence, with all the seclusion of the country.
Crediton has the advantage of having a Free Grammar School, and other Schools, also an excellent Market, and is within fifteen minutes' ride of Exeter (by railway).
Cards for viewing the property can be obtained of the Auctioneer, Union-street, Crediton; and further particulars known of Messrs. Holmden and Conway, Bedford Chambers, Plymouth; or Messrs Gibson and Moore, Solicitors, Plymouth.
Courtenay-Street, Plymouth, July 1858.

Thursday 16 September 1858, Issue 4823 - Gale Document No. Y3200696550
Crediton - A fire broke out at the Union Inn in this town, about noon on Saturday last. The two town engines were quickly on the spot, but in spite of their exertions the whole of the buildings, which were thatched, were burnt to the ground. The principal part of the furniture was saved, and the buildings are said to be insured. It is not known how the fire originated.

Thursday 23 September 1858, Issue 4824 - Gale Document No. Y3200696565
Exeter, Wednesday 22 September
Birth - September 11, at Fordton Cottage, Crediton, the wife of LIEUTENANT-COLONEL EDWARDS, a son.

Thursday 30 September 1858, Issue 4825 - Gale Document No. Y3200696598
Exeter, Wednesday 29 September
Died - September 25, at Rose Cottage, Red Hills, St Thomas, ELIZABETH, the widow of MR WILLIAM DRAKE, of Four Mills, Crediton, Devon.

Thursday 30 September 1858, Issue 4825 - Gale Document No. Y3200696615
Crediton
Wholesale Post Office Robberies By a Servant Girl
For some weeks past numerous complaints of missing letters, containing money and valuables, have been made to the post-office authorities by persons residing in the neighbourhood; and strenuous efforts have been made to discover the thief. Mr Moule, from the missing letter branch of the General Post Office was sent down to institute inquiries, and he caused a young woman, named EMMA STONEMAN, to be apprehended.
On Thursday the prisoner was brought up before Sir H. F. Davie and J. W. Buller, Esq., charged with stealing letters, containing two half-sovereigns, a pair of gloves, a Honiton lace veil, a brooch and ribbon, and a box of pills. There were upwards of thirty charges against her, but the above five were considered sufficient for the ends of justice. Mr Willesford appeared for the prisoner; and Mr Moule conducted the case for the prosecution.
From the evidence adduced, it appeared that the prisoner, who is the daughter of a thatcher and small farmer living in the neighbourhood, was engaged about three months ago as a domestic servant, and to stamp letters mornings and evenings, by MR SHUTE, the postmaster of Crediton. MR SHUTE received a good character from her last employer, and the girl appears to have been well-conducted during the time she was in Mr Shute's employ. On the 15th instant Mr Moule enclosed two half sovereigns in a letter, which he addressed to "Jane Hannaford, in care of Mrs Smithers, 3 Stonehouse-cottages, Plymouth," and a pair of leather gloves in another letter, which he addressed to "Miss Grantley, Mr Thomas's, Wellington-place, Hastings." These letters he gave to William Smee, a police-constable, connected with the General Post Office, who posted them at the Crediton office. On the following day Mr Moule went to the post office, and saw the prisoner there engaged in stamping the letters. He read the addresses of the two letters which he had caused to be posted on the previous night, and asked if she had seen them? She said she never looked at the addresses of letters, as she only stamped them. He asked her if she had any objection to his searching her bedroom, and she said she had not; but she would "put it to rights" first. Mr Moule, however, would not permit that; and, in company with Smee and Sergeant Budden, of the Devon Constabulary, he searched the room. The prisoner pointed to a leather bag, which Smee took up, and found a purse in it, which he handed to her. Mr Moule observed that she kept her hand on an inner clasp, and he said to her, "You have got gold there; put it out." She then took out three sovereigns and two half-sovereigns. On examination, Mr Moule identified the latter as those he had marked and placed in the letter on the previous day. The pair of gloves were also found in the prisoner's bedroom. Mr Smee, police officer; Mr Francis Rickard, chief clerk in the Exeter Post Office; Mr Shute, the Crediton postmaster; and Sergeant Budden, gave evidence - the first as to his having posted the letters in question; the second as to his having examined the two letter bags from Crediton; but could not find the letters addressed to Miss Grantley or Jane Hannaford; the third as to having employed the prisoner as a domestic servant, and to stamp the letters mornings and evenings; and the latter as to his finding the articles which the prisoner was charged with stealing.
The evidence in support of the other charges was that MISS FRANCES CADOGAN THORPE, residing at Crediton, had entrusted a letter, containing a Honiton lace veil, to her nephew, a lad named CHARLES ROBINSON, to post to Mrs Robertson, of London; and the veil in question was found in the prisoner's bedroom. A box of pills, enclosed in a letter to MR GREGORY, Crediton; and a brooch and a piece of ribbon, posted by ELLEN QUICK, of Crediton, were also found in the same place.
This being the case for the prosecution, Mr Willesford admitted that he could not struggle against the overwhelming proofs of the prisoner's guilt, and said she would, under his advice, plead guilty to the charges, on her trial at the Assizes. He then made a pathetic appeal to the Bench to join in a recommendation to the Court when the prisoner was tried for a mitigation of her sentence - the punishment for the offence being no less than transportation for life - on the ground that an ignorant country girl, of eighteen years of age, ought never to have been placed in such a position of trust and responsibility, and in which she was necessarily exposed to great temptation.
The Bench committed the prisoner for trial, but as it was such a serious offence, they refused an application for bail.
The case excited great public interest in Crediton. The inconvenient little court was crowded, and when it is so, the accommodation for professional men and the members of the Press is most insufficient and unsatisfactory. Why don't the Magistrates meet in the Public Hall, where his Honour the County Court Judge holds his sittings, with comfort to himself and all those who attend the Court?

Thursday 7 October 1858, Issue 4826 - Gale Document No. Y3200696628
Exeter, Wednesday 6 October
Died - September 29, at Roxford Barton, Sandford, ROBERT HARRIS READ, of consumption, aged 23, only son of the late MR READ, Crediton.

Thursday 14 October 1858, Issue 4827 - Gale Document No. Y3200696656
Exeter, Wednesday 13 October
Married - October 7, at Paignton, Devon, by the Rev. James Deans, brother-in-law of the bride, assisted by her cousin, the Rev. Thomas Tanner, jun., Edward Munster de Bussche, Esq., son of the late Baron de Bussche, formerly Captain in H.M. Ceylon Rifles, to ELIZABETH, youngest daughter of GEORGE TANNER, Esq., of Goodrington House, Paignton, and Crediton, Devon.

Thursday 21 October 1858, Issue 4828 - Gale Document No. Y3200696687
Exeter, Wednesday 20 October
Died - October 12, at Trobridge House, Crediton, MRS WHIDBORNE, aged 81, deeply lamented.

Thursday 4 November 1858, Issue 4830 - Gale Document No. Y3200696746
Exeter, Wednesday 3 November
Married - October 28, at Egham, Surrey, the Rev. Henry Hayton Wood, M.A., rector of Holwell, Dorset, late fellow and dean of Queen's College, Oxford, to SUSAN EDWARDS, youngest daughter of JOHN TAYLOR, Esq., Paymaster R.N., of Egham, formerly of Crediton, Devon.

Thursday 11 November 1858, Issue 4831 - Gale Document No. Y3200696779
Exeter, Wednesday 10 November
Married - November 9, at Holy Trinity Church, Taunton, by the Rev. William Du-Sawtoy, JOHN NATHANIEL, youngest son of the late Lieut. WILLIAM HAYDON, of Crediton, Devon, to Mary, daughter of the late Samuel Taylor, Esq., of Hambridge, Somerset.

Thursday 11 November 1858, Issue 4831 - Gale Document No. Y3200696794
Exeter Court of Bankruptcy, Nov. 3.
In re: JOHN ELWORTHY, coal, lime, and manure merchant of Crediton. This was a meeting for last examination. Mr Stogdon appeared for the assignees; and Mr Gidley for the bankrupt. Mr Weston Sparkes (of the firm of Messrs Cleave and Sparkes, Crediton) appeared for a large creditor. The bankrupt was again called on, but he did not make his appearance.
Mr Gidley made an application to his Honour on behalf of the bankrupt's wife. Under the 25th sec. of the 7 and 8 Vic. c.10, a bankrupt or his family was entitled to excepted articles amounting to £20. Inasmuch as the family had had nothing, and the bankrupt had not appeared, he thought the wife was clearly entitled to receive those articles. There was one other claim he was afraid he could not then submit to his Honour - that was, the bankrupt's wife - who had made out all the bills, and had done many other things in assisting the assignees - ought to be remunerated for her time. He would not, however, ask for remuneration; but he trusted the creditors would agree to give her something.
Mr Stogdon said there was no doubt the bankrupt's wife would be able to render assistance to the creditors, and she would possibly receive some remuneration from them. But he contended that the claim of £20 in excepted articles must be made by the bankrupt himself; he was, however, in default, and therefore the claim could not be made. The legislature never intended that the sum should be given to any representative of a bankrupt's family simply because the bankrupt decamped and carried away a large sum of the creditors' money. He understood the strict meaning of the act to be that the bankrupt should select the £20 worth of excepted articles himself.
His Honour was of opinion that, looking at the strict letter of the law, he had no power to grant the application.
Mr Stogdon said the assignees thought that MRS ELWORTHY would be able to lend them considerable assistance, and for her trouble he was assured that she would receive every consideration from the creditors. After some further discussion, the case was adjourned.

Thursday 9 December 1858, Issue 4835 - Gale Document No. Y3200696909
Exeter, Wednesday 8 December
Died - November 10, at Kingston, Canada West, North America, of disease of the heart, deeply regretted by her sorrowing friends, ELIZABETH FRANCIS ANN, wife of Samuel Baker Maclean, Esq., military storekeeper, and eldest daughter of the late MR ROBERT MEDLAND, solicitor, Crediton, Devon.

Thursday 16 December 1858, Issue 4836 - Gale Document No. Y3200696954
Devon Winter Assizes - Trial of Prisoners
Post-Office Robberies at Crediton.
EMMA STONEMAN, a respectably dressed and good looking young girl, 18 years of age, and described in the calendar as a servant girl, pleaded guilty to having feloniously stolen post letters containing money and other articles whilst in the service of the Post-office at Crediton.
Mr Poulton prosecuted; Mr Carter defended the prisoner.
Mr Carter said he had been instructed to offer some observations to his lordship on behalf of the prisoner. It seemed from a certificate of baptism that she was only 18 years of age. She went into the service of the post-master, at Crediton, a few months ago, as a household servant, and was subsequently engaged under the same master to assist in the stamping of letters. Since the offence she had expressed considerable penitence [she now wept bitterly] at having been induced to pilfer the letters; and he held in his hand two certificates from her former master, as well as a petition setting out the circumstances.
His Lordship, interrupting the learned counsel, said he did not think he could receive that document.
Mr Carter said it was signed by all the respectable inhabitants of the place, praying that his lordship would mercifully consider the case. It was signed by solicitors, surgeons, and yeomanry, all of whom had known the prisoner well.
His Lordship consented to read the document, although, as he said, it was contrary to practice. The proper person to whom the petition should be sent was the Secretary of state. His Lordship then passed sentence. He said that it was a very distressing case to any person who had to preside upon a trial, for the prisoner had done that which must necessarily subject her to a very heavy sentence. She had pleaded guilty to several indictments charging her with purloining public property, with which she had been entrusted in the full confidence that she would behave honestly. He should not distress her feelings by any further observations; the sentence of the Court, therefore, was that she be kept to penal servitude for the term of three years.

Thursday 23 December 1858, Issue 4837 - Gale Document No. Y3200696975
Exeter Court of Bankruptcy, Dec. 16
Re; JOHN ELWORTHY, of Crediton, dealer in coal, lime &c. This was an audit, and Mr Kelly, of Plymouth, appeared on behalf of the Western Counties and General Manure Company (Limited), Tor Point, to prove a debt of £612 5s. 1d.; but Mr Stogdon, on behalf of the estate, offered an objection to the claim, and it was ordered to be filed and the matter argued at the next sitting.

Thursday 30 December 1858, Issue 4838 - Gale Document No. Y3200697007
Exeter, Wednesday 29 December
Died - December 24, at Well Park, Crediton, MR RICHARD MORTIMER, aged 48.

Thursday 13 January 1859, Issue 4840 - Gale Document No. Y3200697066
Crediton - Mr Vowler will Sell, by Auction, on Monday, the 31st of January instant, at the Angel Inn, in Crediton, at Six o'Clock in the Evening, the Fee-simple and inheritance of Three Dwelling-Houses, Gardens, Chain Linhay, Combing Shop, Stable, and Premises, situate near the Green, in Crediton, and now in the several occupations of MRS DAVEY, MR VICARY, and MR EASTERBROOKE, subject to a lease thereof for twenty-two years, determinable on the 25th day of December 1863, under the yearly rent of £12. The Houses are covered with slate, and with the whole of the buildings are in very good repair.
To view the premises, apply to Mrs Davey; and for further particulars to Mr Vowler, or Mr Langdon, Solicitor, Crediton.
Dated 11th January 1859.

Thursday 13 January 1859, Issue 4840 - Gale Document No. Y3200697079
Exeter, Wednesday 12 January
Married - December 30, at Crediton, GEORGE DENSAM, Esq., of Fordlands, Tiverton, to MRS MILTON, widow of MR T. MILTON, of Moor Farm, Shobrook.

Thursday 20 January 1859, Issue 4841 - Gale Document No. Y3200697113
Exeter, Wednesday 19 January
Died - January 10, at Yeoford, Crediton, after a painful illness, ELIZABETH, the beloved wife of MR GEORGE WALTERS, station-master, North Devon Railway, deeply regretted.

Died - January 9, at Knowle, in the parish of Crediton, MR JOHN COOMBE, sen., aged 77.

Thursday 27 January 1859, Issue 4842 - Gale Document No. Y3200697147
Exeter, Wednesday 26 January
Birth - January 22, at Crediton, the wife of F. E. Smith, Esq., a daughter.

Thursday 3 March 1859, Issue 4847 - Gale Document No. Y3200697304
Exeter, Wednesday 2 March
Birth - February 28, at Crediton, the wife of WESTON JOSEPH SPRKES, Esq., a son.

Died - February 22, at Crediton, after a long illness, MARY, wife of MR WILLIAM THOMAS, builder, aged 69.

Thursday 17 March 1859, Issue 4849 - Gale Document No. Y3200697367
Exeter, Wednesday 16 March
Married - March 12, at Broadclist, by the Rev. W. M. Kingsmill, MR JOHN EWINGS, of Rudge Farm, Crediton, to AMELIA, daughter of the late MR JOSEPHD LAMACRAFT, of Eastacott, Crediton.

Thursday 31 March 1859, Issue 4851 - Gale Document No. Y3200697428
Exeter, Wednesday 30 March
Married - March 24, at Crediton, MR WILLIAM H. THOMAS, to ELLEN, youngest daughter of MR EDWARD ADAMS, sen., tanner and currier, of the above place.


Thursday 21 April 1859, Issue 4854 - Gale Document No. Y3200697518
Notice
All Persons having Claims or Demands on the Estate of JOHN COOMBE, late of Knowle, in the Parish of Crediton, Gentleman, deceased, are requested to send the particulars to Mr F. E. Smith, of Crediton, Solicitor to the Executor: and all Persons indebted to the Estate are requested to pay such debts to the said F.E. Smith. Dated 13th April, 1859.

Thursday 28 April 1859, Issue 4855 - Gale Document No. Y3200697552
Well Parks, Crediton - The extensive and valuable live and dead stock of the late MR RICHARD MORTIMER was submitted to public competition, by Messrs. Day and Son, on Wednesday last. The attendance was exceedingly numerous, as may be judged from the fact that no less than 600 gentry and yeomen, some of whom came from long distances, sat down to dinner. The well-known fact and ability of the Auctioneers were brought into active play, and after a very animated competition the whole was sold at very excellent prices.

Exeter, Wednesday 27 April
Died - April 20, at his residence, Union-terrace, Crediton, SAMUEL BROWN, Esq., aged 90.

Thursday 12 May 1859, Issue 4857 - Gale Document No. Y3200697612
Exeter, Wednesday 11 May
Died - May 2, at Crediton, MARTHA, wife of MR JAMES LANGABEER, aged 86.

Thursday 19 May 1859, Issue 4858 - Gale Document No. Y3200697639
Devon General Sessions
DANIEL RYAN, a tall, idiotic-looking Irishman, was charged with stealing a four pound leaf, from the shop of MR GRIBBLE, baker, of Crediton. On the 20th of April the prosecutor's wife saw the prisoner come into her husband's shop, take up the bread, and walk off with it. Guilty. Two weeks' imprisonment.

Thursday 30 June 1859, Issue 4864 - Gale Document No. Y3200697825
Exeter, Wednesday 29 June
Married - June 20, at Crediton, MR J. BRADLEY, organist of Crediton Church, to MARY ANN, daughter of the late MR MELHUISH.

Thursday 21 July 1859, Issue 4867 - Gale Document No. Y3200697912
Exeter, Wednesday 20 July
Died - July 14, at Scarborough, after a few hours' illness, JOHN YARDE, Esq., of Trobridge House, Crediton, aged 67, deeply regretted.

Thursday 28 July 1859, Issue 4868 - Gale Document No. Y3200697938
Exeter, Wednesday 27 July
Death - July 17, at Crediton, MRS GRACE DAVEY, aged 76.

Thursday 28 July 1859, Issue 4868 - Gale Document No. Y3200697956
Crediton
Melancholy Suicide - MR RICHARD GAY, of North-street, committed suicide on Thursday morning last. Deceased, who was about sixty years of age, lived by himself, and was the owner of a number of houses, several of which were destroyed by fire, as reported in our last. This appears to have preyed on his mind. About the middle of the day on Thursday the neighbours remarked that they had not seen him as usual; and fearing something had happened they obtained the assistance of the police, who entered the house, when they found deceased suspended by a rope from a beam in his bedroom. Medical aid was immediately sent for, but it was evident that deceased had been dead some hours. An inquest was held at King's Market House Inn, on Friday, before R. Crosse, Esq., coroner, when a verdict of "Temporary Insanity" was returned.

Petty Sessions
JOSEPH BURRIDGE, shoemaker, of Crediton, was summoned for assaulting P.C. Balsh, in the execution of his duty. The defendant did not appear, but service of summons upon him was proved. The officer stated that one evening he heard of a disturbance in the town, and on going to the scene he found the defendant in a state of nudity. The officer advised him to dress himself. He partially dressed himself, and then struck the officer in the breast. It was stated by several persons in court that the defendant had been an inmate of a lunatic asylum. The wife appeared and stated that her husband was intoxicated when he committed the offence, and when he was intoxicated he did not know what he was doing. The Bench fined him £1 and expenses.
HENRY CHUDLEIGH, apprentice to WM. LEE, baker, of Crediton, was charged with embezzlement. MrWillesford appeared for the prosecutor; Mr Turner for the prisoner. The evidence against the prisoner was that he had received on account of his master, 10s. from Mrs Morrish, of Dean-street, and £1 2s. 11 ½d. from Mrs Strong, for bread delivered, and that on being afterwards asked by his master if he had received the money, he replied that he had not. For the defence it was contended that the prisoner's father had paid the prosecutor £1 3s. 4d. on account of these and other sums since the lad received the money in question, and that the present proceedings had been taken because the father would not make an arrangement for payment of a further sum. The boy's father was called and stated that MR LEE declined to settle the matter unless he was paid £10 and then he would also cancel the indenture. The Bench dismissed the case.

Thursday 4 August 1859, Issue 4869 - Gale Document No. Y3200697962
City Assizes
EDWARD WHEATON, on bail, who appeared about twenty five or thirty years of age, was indicted for having, on the 23rd of March last, at Crediton, feloniously set fire to a dwelling-house, called Langridge, the property, and in the occupation of MR ELIAS TREMLETT WARD.
Mr Turner prosecuted; and Mr Carter defended the prisoner.
MR E. T. WARD, the prosecutor, stated that he was the owner and occupier of Langridge Farm. The prisoner had been in his employ for some time prior to March last. In March he had occasion to become dissatisfied with the conduct of the prisoner, and gave him notice to leave on the 24th of March. On the 23rd, he came home at half-past nine o'clock in the evening. The prisoner was standing at the side door of the house, and the prosecutor gave him his horse to take to the stable, and told him to go to bed. Prosecutor then went to his sitting-room and remained there with his sister until shortly after ten o'clock; when his sister said, "I smell fire." The prosecutor went into the hall, and also smelt fire. He rushed up-stairs, calling to the prisoner, who, however, returned no answer. He went up to the prisoner's door and found it was fastened on the inside. The prosecutor burst open the door and found the prisoner sitting on the side of the bed. In a store-room, beyond the prisoner's bedroom, the prosecutor saw flames issuing over the doorway. He went in and found some rags, feathers, and tar-ropes burning. He took up a bag of feathers, and quickly succeeded in extinguishing the flames. The prisoner afterwards came into the store room dressed. The wind was blowing S.S.W. on the evening of the 23rd and could not have blown fire from the chimnies to the store room window.
Cross-examined - The prisoner had been in his employ for ten months; he received a good character with him from his son-in-law, the REV. J. LUXON. The wind was blowing in an opposite direction from the chimney to the window. In the window of the store room there were some rages in the place of broken panes. He could not say whether the prisoner was dressed or undressed when he burst open the door. When he opened the door of the store room the rags in the window were burning, and some of them had fallen on the floor and caught the tar-ropes and other things. On the evening in question he had not paid the prisoner's wages. He owed him about £7 or £8.
Re-examined - The prisoner was not lying down when he entered his room.
By his Lordship - The thatch was very near from the store room window - about eighteen inches. The thatch would have caught in about five minutes, if the fire had not been extinguished. A person could easily have set fire to the thatch itself from the store room window.
MISS EMMA WARD, the prosecutor's sister, corroborated her brother's testimony. After her brother had extinguished the fire she examined the prisoner's bed; which did not appear to have been slept in. She had seen the rags in the window on the 23rd, from the court-yard.
Cross-examined - When her brother bursted open the prisoner's door, she remained for some time in the passage, and she might have called out to know if the prisoner was dressed. About a fortnight before, she saw some suspicious men on the premises, and one of them was in the stable buying horse hair. Witness ordered them off, and they were very abusive. She told the prisoner not to permit such persons on the premises.
JANE BOWCHER, a servant to the prosecutor, stated that on eth night of the 23rd of March, she was called by her mistress. She proceeded to the prisoner's room, who was dressed at that time. She had not been in the store room for upwards of three weeks prior to this. Witness had placed the rags in the window - they were put in loosely. Witness had heard the prisoner say he disliked Miss Ward.
His Lordship said, that surely did not prove much.
Cross-examined - There were not many panes of glass in the window. the rags could be seen from the court-yard.
By his Lordship - Witness put some ropes against the dressing gown which was stuffed in the window, to prevent it from blowing in.
JANE HAWKINS, another servant of the prosecutor's stated that when she went to the prisoner's room on the night of the 23rd he had his trousers and waistcoat on.
P.C. Edward Foot apprehended the prisoner in the prosecutor's house. On his way to the station-house the prisoner said he "wished he had left when he and his master had some words, then this would not have happened. He would not have had it happen for £50; for he had never done any harm to anyone before."
Cross-examined - Witness had repeated the same statement before the magistrates at Crediton; but he could not say it had been taken down.
This was the case for the prosecution.
Mr Carter: Does your lordship think that this is more than a case of ere suspicion?
His Lordship said, when counsel took objections of this kind and the judge ruled against him, the jury often considered the judge attached more weight to the evidence than he actually did. He could not stop the case unless he could say there was not the least evidence.
Mr Carter then addressed the jury for the prisoner. He contended that there was not the least reliable evidence to connect the prisoner with the fire; and if juries were to convict on such evidence no person would be safe. Having remarked on the first part of the evidence, he said there was nothing in the fact that the prisoner did not answer his master's call, for he submitted that he was asleep, and the jury knew that smoke had the effect of stupefying a person. It was nothing more than probably that the prisoner was not awakened until the prosecutor burst open the door.
Mr Carter called
MR DANIEL NORRISH and MR WILLIAM STEPHENS, farmers, of Winkleigh, who gave the prisoner a good character.
His Lordship, in summing up, said it was difficult to suppose that the fire had occurred accidentally - that was, from a spark from the prosecutor's dwelling. If that were not so, some one must have set fire to the rags; and the question would then follow - was it done from the outside or inside of the house? He considered it more probable that it was done from the outside. Having remarked on the whole of the evidence, His Lordship observed that the evidence against the prisoner pointed to the probability of the fire having occurred after he went to bed; that he had an opportunity of setting it on fire; that he gave no alarm; and that when his master spoke to him in his room, he made no answer. On the other hand, it seemed to him (the learned judge) strange, that if the prisoner had set the house on fire he should have selected such a spot, when, certainly, more favourable places presented themselves; there was also an absence of ill-will to his master; and lastly, and chiefly, the prisoner had received an excellent character.
The jury, after twenty minutes' consultation, returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.

Thursday 18 August 1859, Issue 4871 - Gale Document No. Y3200698036
Exeter, Wednesday 17 August
Married - August 4, at Crediton, MR FRANK BADCOCK, spirit dealer, to MISS LEAR, eldest daughter of MR LEAR, road contractor.

Thursday 18 August 1859, Issue 4871 - Gale Document No. Y3200698054
Crediton Petty Sessions
ROBT. DENSHAM GREENSLADE, Maltster, of Crediton, was charged, on the information of Edward Smith Solomon, with illicitly steeping and wetting malt. Mr Welsby, Q.C., (instructed by Mr Dwelly, of London, solicitor to the Inland Revenue) appeared for the Crown; and Mr Weston Sparkes for the defendant.
The first count charged the defendant that, being a Maltster, he did mix in the kiln ten bushels of corn of one wetting and steeping with forty bushels of other corn of another and different wetting and steeping: thereby incurring a penalty of £200, under 7 and 8 Vic., Geo. IV., c. 52, sec. 38. The second count charged the defendant that he did mix on the floor thirty bushels of one wetting, with fifty bushels of another wetting; and the third count charged the defendant that he did fraudulently deposit and conceal from the sight of the officer of excise ten bushels of malt, and ten bushels of corn and grain; the penalty to which he was liable, under each count, was £200.
Mr Welsby stated the case, and called
JOHN BURGE, officer of excise stationed at Crediton, who said he remembered going to Greenslade's Malthouse, on the 4th April, just after six o'clock in the morning. The outer door was fastened, and it was opened by a person named HORD. The Malthouse door was closed; he shook it violently, in order to burst it open. Defendant subsequently opened the door; and he appeared agitated and confused. He made no observation at first but went to the kiln floor, where witness followed him. He found the kiln loaded with malt. The heap was put up on the evening of the 1st of April, being fifty-eight hours before his survey. Defendant asked him if he was going to take the depth of the kiln? Witness replied - "Yes." He then said that witness had better level it. Witness told him that need not be done, as it was in fact level, with the exception of a heap in the corner of the kiln. The heap in the greater part of the kiln was four inches deep; the depth of the heap in the corner was twenty inches. It consisted of about two bushels. Defendant had the level in his hand, and he placed the top of it over the malt. In his eagerness to do so, he struck witness in the head. He afterwards took a second sweep. Witness found the malt was raw in the heap; it had not been dried. The rest of the kiln was about one-third dry, except a portion at his right hand, which was raw the same as in the heap. Witness subsequently took a sample of the wheat to the supervisor (Mr Chubb), and when he left he heard defendant turning the malt with a scoop; was positive it was defendant. When Chubb and witness returned, defendant stood upright in the kiln, with a level in his hand. Chubb seized the malt on the kiln; and defendant went downstairs. Samples were taken of the raw malt, and also from another part of the kiln. A sack was found on a rail leading to the lower part of the kiln. It would hold four or five bushels, and malt was in it. The defendant's brother's house (WM. GREENSLADE) was searched, and also the defendant's house, but nothing was found. He took samples from the cistern, one from the surface, and another at twenty inches deep. Witness was present when the malt which had been seized was taken away. It measured forty-two bushels and a fourth. The rootlets were nearly all off, caused by treading. That had taken place since he first saw it; it would have increased five or six per cent, if it had not been trodden on.
HENRY GLANVILL CHUBB, supervisor of excise at Crediton, was next called, and corroborated the evidence of last witness.
JOSHUA AUSTIN, collector of excise for the Exeter district, stated that Chubb and Burge came to him on the 4th of April with a sack and samples. The grain in the sack was fully grown and raw. He examined two samples taken from the kiln: he found that there was great difference existing in the dryness of both samples. On reference to the officers' book he found it was stated to be one-third dry; but he believed it was at least one-half dry. It ought not to gauge more than 15 per cent. over the couch bushels; but he found by the officers' book that it was 54.8 per cent. The two samples taken from the cistern he had examined - one was taken from the surface, and the other at twenty inches deep. He found by the officers' book that it had been under water between twenty-two and twenty-three hours. He found a great difference between that taken from the surface and that at twenty-inches deep. One taken from the top had not absorbed any water; whilst the quantity at twenty inches had absorbed water. All ought to have absorbed an equal quantity of water, if it had been steeped in the manner it ought to have been. He also examined a sample taken from floor, which was couched on the 24th March; that was the oldest floor. He found by the gauges that it had increased from 45.8 to 68.1. He was perfectly satisfied that it was physically impossible that it could increased from 45.8 to 68.1 over the couch gauge; at least, it ought not to have been more than 45 per cent, for if it had been 50 per cent the rootlets would have increased half the size of the corn, and as it was 68 it would require to be three quarters. He also examined a floor on the 28th March. It gauged first forty-two and at the last gauge, on the 4th April, it was 65.9, and that gave a per centage of 45.7 over 42. The second floor, growing 20 per cent, ought to have produced 54.6 bushels, instead of which it had produced 65.9 bushels. The youngest floor, couched on the 1st April, had increased 21.6 per cent; but it had not germinated. There ought to have been no increase whatever. No rootlets could be detected. It was impossible there could have been any increase unless other grain had been mixed with it.
NATHANIEL CRESSWELL stated that hew was surveying general examiner of excise. A bottle of malt was sent to London to him; he opened it, and he found it was raw. It was the same grain as now produced.
JAMES DUNNING, Maltster, of Exeter, stated that he had yesterday seen some of the samples. He had examined one from the eldest floor; he thought it was not sufficiently advanced to make a floor change. The sample taken from the heap and the other from the kiln appeared to be of the same growth, but one was drier than the other. Had been a Maltster twelve years.
NICHOLAS LAMMACRAFT, Maltster, of Exeter, and WM. FINCH, Maltster, of Crediton, were next called, and corroborated the evidence of Mr Dunning.
This was the case for the crown.
Mr Sparkes made an able and ingenious defence, and called the following witnesses:-
JAMES MERIVALE stated that he resided in Exeter. He had been a Maltster eighteen years; he was no relative of the defendant. On the 4th April he saw defendant's kiln, and examined it carefully. He examined it at twenty different parts. He did not believe that upon that kiln there had been a mixture of wettings or steepings. He paid particular attention to the greenness and the driest grain; a difference was always found. There was a very slack fire in the kiln, but a person who wanted to run a kiln of malt would make a fierce fire. He saw the cistern; and considered it all straight and fair. In the course of a night the water in the cistern would dry up, and the corn that was dry could not swell as much as the other.
WILLIAM SEARLE, of Crediton, Maltster of six years' standing, and WALTER CROSS, Maltster, gave evidence similar to the first witness.
RICHARD GOVIER stated that he went to defendant's on the Sunday evening. He met young Densham coming from the Malthouse, and he said he (Densham) had turned the malt that evening. Densham is a surgeon, and was now in London. Defendant was very tipsy that evening.
SAMUEL MADGE stated that he carried some of the grain in a sack to load the kiln.
This concluded the evidence: and Mr Welsby replied on the whole case.
The Bench inflicted a penalty on the first count of £200. Mr Sparkes said the justices had the power of mitigating the fine one-fourth. Mr Welsby argued, on the other hand, that as defendant had been convicted several times for similar offences it was not a case for mitigation. The Bench declined to make any recommendation to the Board of Inland Revenue.

JOHN HEARD, machine maker and wheelwright, of Crediton, was fined 20s., and 15s. expenses, for assaulting his apprentice, WILLIAM ACLAND.

Thursday 25 August 1859, Issue 4872 - Gale Document No. Y3200698069
Exeter, Wednesday 24 August
Birth - August 18, at Crediton, MRS JAMES GOVER, a son.

Thursday 1 September 1859, Issue 4873 - Gale Document No. Y3200698104
Exeter, Wednesday 31 August
Died - August 19, at Teignmouth, JOHN BROWN, jun., Esq., of Venn House, Morchard Bishop, fourth son of the late SMAUEL BROWN, Esq., of Crediton.

Thursday 8 September 1859, Issue 4874 - Gale Document No. Y3200698138
Exeter, Wednesday 7 September
Died - August 15, after a short illness, MARY, wife of MR R. BROWNE, of Dunscombe, Crediton.

Thursday 8 September 1859, Issue 4874 - Gale Document No. Y3200698154
Crediton County Court
SNOW v. JOHN JENNINGS - The plaintiff is a chandler and Maltster, and the defendant is a mason - both of Crediton. This was a claim for £14 13s. 4d. The defendant admitted owing £10 but as he had given up his books some four or five years since he could not tell exactly what he owed. Judgment for the amount claimed - to be paid in 5s. a month.

Thursday 15 September 1859, Issue 4875 - Gale Document No. Y3200698165
Exeter, Wednesday 14 September
Married - September 8, at Crediton, by the Rev. C. F. Smith, HENRY N. T. STOOKE, youngest son of MR STOOKE, Clift Park Villa, Teignmouth to CATHERINE, second daughter of MR HENRY MATTHEWS, Fordton.

Thursday 15 September 1859, Issue 4875 - Gale Document No. Y3200698179
Crediton - Petty Sessions
MR THOMAS JARMAN, miller, of Crediton, was fined 5s. with the expenses, for assaulting MR A. SNELL, farmer, of Colebrook. On the preceding Friday, the parties were returning from the Exeter market; and just as the train was reaching the Newton St. Cyres station Mr Snell accused the defendant with trespassing on his farm in pursuit of game. This was denied; but the complainant repeated the charge, and the defendant dealt him a severe blow with his fist. There appears to have been some provocation, and the magistrates were therefore lenient. The defendant objected to the jurisdiction of the Bench - contending that the offence was committed out of the Crediton district.

Thursday 3 November 1859, Issue 4881 - Gale Document No. Y3200698387
Exeter, Wednesday 2 November
Birth - October 25, at Crediton, MRS EDWARD ADAMS, a son.

Thursday 10 November 1859, Issue 4883 - Gale Document No. Y3200698414
Exeter, Wednesday 9 November
Died - October 31, MR T. WHITE, ironmonger, Crediton, aged 59.

Died - October 30, at Crediton, MR W. ROBERTS, Maltster, aged 68.

Thursday 24 November 1859, Issue 4885 - Gale Document No. Y3200698488
Crediton
Death by Drowning - An Inquest was held at the Railway Inn, before R. E. Crosse, Esq., coroner, on the body of JAMES MAUNDER, a labourer, aged seventy years. The deceased was in the employ of J. W. Buller, Esq., M.P., and on the 18th inst., when on his return home from work, he fell into the Creedy and was drowned. Verdict accordingly.

Petty Sessions
WILLIAM GILL, landlord of the Star Inn, Crediton, was fined 20s. for keeping his house open till nearly one o'clock on the preceding Sunday morning. Sergeant Lamacraft stated that he saw a person come out from the Star Inn at the time mentioned, and on entering the house he found five persons there drinking. The defendant endeavoured to excuse himself, but the reason urged was unsatisfactory.

ANN RICE was summoned for assaulting MARY UNDERHILL. The litigants were digging potatoes on the preceding Friday, and appear to have sadly misconducted themselves over some old grudge. The complainant's face bore ample testimony of the severity of the conflict. The defendant, who declared that Underhill was the aggressor, was fined 1s., with 9s. expenses.

WILLIAM JOSLIN, a labourer, was charged with stealing a score of potatoes and a bag, the property of MR T. BELLWORTHY, of Little Handford Farm, Crediton. On the 11th instant the defendant was engaged in digging potatoes for the complainant, and in the evening he was met by Sergeant Lamacraft, with the stolen property in his possession. Joslin admitted the offence, but in consequence of Mr Bellworthy's not pressing the charge, the defendant was discharged on payment of 8s. expenses.

RICHARD HARVEY, labourer, was charged with stealing apples from the orchard belonging to MR JOHN BERRY, boot and shoemaker, Crediton, on the 28th of October. The prosecutor's son and one THOMAS ALSOP stated that they were in the orchard at the time, and saw the defendant and another man, unknown, come in and fill their pockets with apples. An alibi was set up, and several witnesses declared that the defendant was in MR HENRY BARRY's shop at the period when the was alleged to have been in the orchard. The case was dismissed.

Thursday 22 December 1859, Issue 4888 - Gale Document No. Y3200698589
Exeter, Wednesday 21 December
Married - December 21, at Crediton, by the Rev. J. Smith, MR W. BRAGG, of Court Barton, Lapford, to SUSANNA, youngest daughter of the late MR RICHARD KELLAND, of Rewsley, Crediton.

Thursday 22 December 1859, Issue 4888 - Gale Document No. Y3200698608
Devon Winter Assize
WILLIAM TAYLOR, 36, an accountant, whose trial was proceeding when we went to press last week, was charged with having, on the 18th August last, at Crediton, feloniously administered certain noxious powders to MARY ANN HECTOR, with intent to procure her miscarriage.
Mr Bere prosecuted and Mr Carter defended the prisoner.
Mr Bere, in opening the case, said the prisoner was a man in a respectable position of life, and was in the employ of MR BADCOCK, a wine and spirit merchant, at Crediton, as an accountant. At the latter end of last year the prisoner was a married man, and had four children. MARY ANN HECTOR, the prosecutrix, was then in the habit of assisting the prisoner's wife in the household duties as a daily servant. MRS TAYLOR died in November 1858, and the prosecutrix was then taken as the domestic servant in the house. She was seduced by the prisoner, who, the prosecution now alleged, had, for the purpose charged in the indictment, administered or caused to be taken by her certain noxious drugs.
MARY ANN HECTOR, the prosecutrix, proved these facts. She stated that she was fourteen years of age, and after she entered the prisoner's service, and after the death of his wife, he seduced her. In August last, in consequence of some conversation, the prisoner promised to get something from a chemist's for her, "which would set it all to rights." A few days after he gave her some powders, which he told her to take. On taking the first, about the middle of August, she found it had a sickly, burning taste. The prisoner told her, if questioned why she took it, to say it was for a sick headache. After taking it she was sick and fainted, and was ill for some time. The following day another powder was administered. The same effect was produced on taking the second as followed the taking of the first powder. After the administering of the second powder, the prosecutrix left the prisoner's service. Three weeks subsequently she again visited the prisoner. He again gave her some powders; and she said she "could not bear the thought of taking them." He said - "Can you bear the thought of giving birth to a child?" She replied - "That would be worse still." She then took more powders and other things the prisoner gave her, but without any effect. The prisoner then said he would procure something else, and afterwards gave her some mixture, which he told her to take, and added, "it will produce a miscarriage." She took the contents of the bottle, but it did not produce any effect. Prosecutrix's family shortly afterwards discovered the intimacy which existed between the prosecutrix and the prisoner, and these proceedings were then instituted.
Cross-examined - She did not recollect that she had ever told the prisoner she was enceinte. The prisoner had said he would not give her anything after the child was alive.
The prisoner, on his apprehension by P.C. Lamacraft, stated that he wished not to be apprehended. "Go," he said "and fetch MRS HECTOR. I'll give anything to settle the matter, as I know I have done wrong; but I am not guilty of that which is specified on the warrant. The girl has taken nothing but salts and senna, which she mixed herself and took away, and that is what they charge me with, I suppose."
Mr H. F. Warren, surgeon, stated that from the evidence he had heard from the prosecutrix, as to the effect the powders had caused, he should say that it was a noxious drug.
Mr Carter: Can you venture to name, from the evidence you have heard, the name of the drug?
Witness: Certainly not.
Mr Carter: Can you, as a medical man, conclusively say that any noxious drug has been taken at all by the girl?
Witness: No; it is a matter of opinion formed from the evidence which I have heard.
Mr A. J. Caning, surgeon, gave similar evidence. He should say that the drugs administered were noxious.
This concluded the case for the prosecution.
Mr Carter submitted that there was no case to go to the jury, but his Lordship decided that there was.
Mr Carter then addressed the jury for the defence. He submitted that although it was to be regretted that the prisoner had been guilty of an indiscretion, yet the jury were not to try him for that offence. The question was aye or nay, did he on the 18th August administer to the prosecutrix any noxious powder with the intent charged; for although subsequent events had been introduced into the case, the jury had not to try him on these. The case for the prosecution rested solely on the evidence of the prosecutrix, to whom he contended the jury ought to attach but little weight, as she was evidently an accomplice in the case.
MR JOHN BADCOCK, wine and spirit merchant, THOMAS SANDERS, and MR ARUNDLE bore testimony to the prisoner's general good conduct.
His Lordship having summed up, the jury retired to deliberate, and were absent nearly two hours. On returning into Court they said they found the prisoner guilty of the attempt.
The Judge: Do you find that it was a noxious thing?
A Juror: We cannot say it was a noxious thing.
The Judge: Then you say not guilty?
A Juror: No, my lord, I can't say that.
The Judge: Then you must go back again.
A Juror: By a noxious thing we mean poison - (Laughter)
The Judge: You had better go back to your room and reconsider your verdict.
The jury retired, and returned with a verdict of NOT GUILTY.

Thursday 29 December 1859, Issue 4889 - Gale Document No. Y3200698645
Notice - All Persons having claims or demands on the Estate of RICHARD COOMBE, late of Kersford, in the parish of Crediton, in the county of Devon, yeoman, deceased, are requested to send the particulars to Mr F. E. Smith, Solicitor, Crediton, the Executor in Trust, and all Persons indebted to the Estate are requested to pay such debts to the said F. E. Smith.
Dated 26th December 1859.

Thursday 29 December 1859, Issue 4889 - Gale Document No. Y3200698626
Exeter, Wednesday 28 December
Died - December 21, aged 30, EMMA, the beloved wife of MR JOSIAH WILLIAMS, of Kingsdown Parade, Bristol, and third daughter of the late RICHARD BROWNE, Esq., of Dunscomb, Crediton.

Thursday 29 December 1859, Issue 4889 - Gale Document No. Y3200698642
Castle of Exeter - A Yeoman Charged with Trespassing in Pursuit of Game
MR WILLIAM FRANCIS, a yeoman, of Crediton, was charged with trespassing on the grounds of W. LEY, Esq., of Trehill, in pursuit of game, on the 18th of September last; the defendant was also charged with refusing to give his name.
Mr Willesford, who appeared for the complainant, in stating the case, said that the prosecution was instituted under the Game Act, which provided that any person found trespassing in pursuit of game was liable to a penalty of £5; and it was further provided that any one trespassing in roads for the above purpose adjoining lands were guilty of the offence.
It was then stated by HENRY PARR, gamekeeper to the complainant, that about eleven o'clock in the forenoon of the 18th September he heard dogs drawing a plantation near Haldon-hill, which was the complainant's property. He also heard pheasants flying. Witness then went into the road, where he saw the defendant and two other gentlemen, walking in front of a fly. The defendant had a gun, which he fired off. Parr saw a pheasant fly up, and a rabbit, also run across the road, but which the defendant fired at he could not say. The dogs still remained in the cover. Witness told the defendant to draw off the dogs, and asked him his name, which he refused to give. The other gentlemen had no guns with them, but there were two in the fly.
The defendant's answer to the charge was that on the 118th September he left home, together with two friends, in a fly for a day's shooting on his estate at Chudleigh. On going up Haldon-hill the dogs broke into the complainant's cover. He endeavoured as much as possible to call them off, and fired his gun for that purpose. Had he known that Parr was the complainant's gamekeeper he should have given his name. He had taken out a certificate for this year as well as many previous ones, but had never been summoned for trespassing. He called
JAMES SAVAGE, the fly-driver, who proved that the defendant did not "bie" his dogs into the cover, but on the contrary endeavoured to get them out. He did not see the defendant fire, but heard the report of a gun.
After a short consultation, the Bench fined the defendant 20s. and expenses.
Mr Willesford said there was another information against the defendant - viz., for refusing to give his name.
The Chairman said there would be considerable difficulty in proving that offence to the magistrates' satisfaction; and Mr Drake (magistrate's clerk) said he thought the defendant was justified in refusing his name on the highway.
This charge was therefore abandoned.

Thursday 5 January 1860, Issue 4890 - Gale Document No. Y3200698677
Crediton - Petty Sessions
WILLIAM ARUNDELL and JOHN BRADFORD were summoned for trespassing on lands belonging to Sir H. F. Davie, in pursuit of rabbits. The former is a knight of the cleaver, and the latter a labourer, - both of Crediton. It seems that on Sunday morning, the 18th of December, the defendants repaired to a place called Forches Hill with nets and ferrets. Bradford went inside the hedge and placed a ferret into a hole, and Arundell soon had the satisfaction of finding the ferret come out on the other side accompanied by a rabbit, which he held up in triumph to his boon companion. Their "little game" had not proceeded long as they were surprised by JAMES HARVEY and WILLIAM SYMS, whose appearance at that moment spoilt their sport. Bradford admitted the complaint. Mr W. Langdon appeared for Arundell. The defendants, who seem to have an attachment to such pursuits, were fined 40s. each; or, in default of payment, two months' imprisonment.

JAMES MERRIFIELD, landlord of the Duke of York Inn, Crediton, was summoned for selling beer on Sunday, the 20th of November. It was shown that a person named Jerrard was seen by Policemen Bath and Sherriff to come from the Duke of York about one o'clock in the morning of the day already indicated with a jug of beer in his hand. The police went immediately to the house; they were told that the beer had been paid for three hours previously, and that "Jerrard had knocked them up for it." This story didn't take with the policemen, who caused the landlord to be summoned; but the magistrates dismissed the case. Mr Spares appeared for the defendant.

Thursday 11 January 1860, Issue 4891 - Gale Document No. Y3200698692
Exeter, Wednesday 10 January
Died - December 31, at Crediton, WILLIAM KELLAND, Esq., aged 22.

Wednesday 1 February 1860, Issue 4894 - Gale Document No. Y3200698769
Exeter, Tuesday 31 January
Died - January 20, MR JOHN BLATCHFORD, rope-maker, of Crediton, aged 56, much respected.

Wednesday 8 February 1860, Issue 4895 - Gale Document No. Y3200698786
Notice
All Persons having any Claim on the Estate of WILLIAM KELLAND, late of Pound Farm, in the parish of Whitestone, and afterwards of Crediton, Devon, gentleman, deceased, are requested to send the particulars of the same to Mr F. E. Smith, of Crediton; and all persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to pay the same forthwith to the said F. E. Smith, Solicitor to the Administrator.
Dated 6th February, 1860.

Wednesday 22 February 1860, Issue 4897 - Gale Document No. Y3200698865
Exeter, Tuesday 21 February
Died - February 14, at Crediton, ELIZABETH, wife of MR LATTANEY, tailor and draper, aged 68.

Wednesday 22 February 1860, Issue 4897 - Gale Document No. Y3200698877
Crediton County Court
SALTER v. SETTER - This was a claim for 18s., balance due for a pig. Both parties are labourers, residing in Crediton. The defence was that when defendant bought the pig plaintiff said he should pay for it as he could, a little at a time. That was three months since, and defendant had only paid 3s., which plaintiff considered too little, especially as defendant had sold the pig since for 23s. Judgment for plaintiff for amount claimed, to be paid in a month.

Wednesday 7 March 1860, Issue 4899 - Gale Document No. Y3200698926
Persons who have Claims on the estate of THOMAS LEE, late of Gunstone, Crediton, are requested to send their bills, and persons who are indebted to the same estate are required to pay such debts, to THOMAS LEE, of Gunstone, the executor of the deceased.

Wednesday 14 March 1860, Issue 4900 - Gale Document No. Y3200698959
Exeter, Tuesday 13 March
Died - March 7, at 94 Fore-street, Exeter, in her 80th year, MARY, relict of MR W. TROBRIDGE, builder, Crediton, much respected.

Wednesday 4 April 1860, Issue 4903 - Gale Document No. Y3200699038
Notice is hereby given, That JOHN WARE, of Crediton, in the County of Devon, Land-drainer, by an Indenture bearing date on the 7th day of March, 1860, and expressed to be made between the said JOHN WARE, of the first part, GEORGE DALE, of Fore Street Hill, in the city of Exeter, Cheese Factor, and JAMES COCKRAM, of Crediton, aforesaid, Builder, of the second part, and the several other persons whose names and seals are thereunto subscribed and set being respectively creditors of the said JOHN WARE of the third part, assigned all his (the said John Ware's) personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto the said George Dale and James Cockram, upon trust for the equal benefit of all the creditors of the said JOHN WARE, who should execute the said indenture within three calendar months from the date thereof: and it was thereby provided that such creditors of the said JOHNW ARE who should not execute or assent in writing to take the benefit of the said deed on or before the 7th day of June next, or within such further time not exceeding thirty days as the said trustees should, by writing, under their respective hands and seals, declare, should be excluded from all benefit thereunder. The said indenture was duly executed by each of them, the said JOHN WARE, GEORGE DALE, and JAMES COCKRAM, on the day of the date thereof and the respective executions thereof by the said JOHN WARE, GEORGE DALE, and JAMES COCKRAM, are attested by William Cornish Cleave, of Crediton aforesaid, Solicitor, at whose office the said deed now lies for execution.
Dated this 3rd day of April, 1860.

Wednesday 25 April 1860, Issue 4906 - Gale Document No. Y3200699153
Crediton Petty Sessions
MRS ELIZABETH PERRY, wife of GEORGE PERRY, coach-builder, late of Crediton, applied for the protection of her property against her husband, who deserted her in April 1851. The order was granted.

Stealing a Brush - JOHN FORWARD, a labourer, of Crediton, was charged with stealing a shining brush (valued at 9d.), the property of MR WILLIAM KENSOLE, of the Old Swan Inn. The prisoner seems to have deserted his wife and family, who have become chargeable to the parish, and for that offence Sergeant Lamacraft held a warrant for his apprehension. On the afternoon of the 14th instant the policeman apprehended FORWARD, and on searching him the brush was found. Subsequent enquiries led to the discovery that the brush had been stolen from the prosecutor's house; and then the prisoner offered 10s. if the owner would refrain from prosecuting. The prisoner now declared that he picked the brush up from some passage just previous to his being taken into custody. Sentenced to one month's imprisonment, with hard labour.

Wednesday 9 May 1860, Issue 4908 - Gale Document No. Y3200699205
Exeter, Tuesday 8 May
Birth - May 2, at Crediton, the wife of WESTON JOSEPH SPARKES, Esq., a son.

Wednesday 16 May 1860, Issue 4909 - Gale Document No. Y3200699236
Exeter, Tuesday 15 May
Died - May 3, at Crediton, MR R. NORRIS, aged 76, much respected.

Wednesday 30 May 1860, Issue 4911 - Gale Document No. Y3200699311
Exeter, Tuesday 29 May
Married - May 26, at Crediton, by the Rev. Prebendary Smith, RICHARD, eldest son of WILLIAM WIPPELL, Esq. of Rudway, Rewe, to ELIZABETH TREMLETT, only child of D. T. PRIDHAM, Esq., of Rock, Crediton.

Died - May 27, at Crediton, the infant son of WESTON J. SPARKES, esq.

Wednesday 6 June 1860, Issue 4912 - Gale Document No. Y3200699365
Crediton Petty Sessions
Husband and Wife - MARY HARRIS, wife of SAMUEL HARRIS, a labourer, of Crediton, applied to the magistrates for protection against her husband. Mr W. Langdon appeared for the applicant, who is a laundress, of very industrious habits. It was represented that the wife had maintained herself and daughter for the last six years. Recently her husband (after a few hours' notice) sold his household goods - gave up the key of the house - and intimated that he was going to London with another woman. Some friends purchased several things at the sale for the wife; but the husband has since returned and demanded the articles - declaring them to be his property. It transpired that the husband had visited his wife during the proceeding day; and as his going away could scarcely yet be called a "desertion," according to the meaning of the Act of Parliament, the case was adjourned to the next petty sessions. Opinions were expressed that the husband was, occasionally at least, in an unsound state of mind.

Wednesday 13 June 1860, Issue 4913 - Gale Document No. Y3200699380
Exeter, Tuesday 12 June
Married - May 24, at Montserrat, by the Rev. G. H. Todd, rector of St Anthony's, MR CHARLES F. HAINWORTH, eldest son of the late MR HAINWORTH, surgeon, Crediton, to Anne Judith, only daughter of the late Rev. C. Collins, rector of Montserrat, and granddaughter of the late Dr Dyett.

Wednesday 4 July 1860, Issue 4916 - Gale Document No. Y3200699484
Exeter, Tuesday 2 July
Died - June 25, at Crediton, deservedly respected SUSANNA HUGO, relict of JOHN T. FRANCIS, Esq., and subsequently of STEPHEN HUGO, Esq., surgeon, both of Crediton, aged 80.

Wednesday 11 July 1860, Issue 4917 - Gale Document No. Y3200699543
Pursuant to an Order of the High Court of Chancery, made in the Matter of the Estate of JAMES MAUNDER, deceased, and in a Cause, JAMES MAUNDER and others against ANN MAUNDER, the Creditors of the above-named JAMES MAUNDER, late of Hookway, Crediton, in the county of Devon, labourer, who died in or about the month of November 1859, are by their solicitors, on or before the 25th day of July, 1860, to come in and prove their debts at the Chambers of the Vice-Chancellor Wood, No. 11, New Square, Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex, or in default thereof they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said Order.
Saturday, the 28th day of July, 1860, at Twelve o'Clock at Noon, at the said Chambers, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the claims.
Dated this 3rd day of July, 1860. Henry Leman, Chief Clerk.
Henry Drake 88 Walbrook, London, Agent for James Searle, Crediton, Devon, Plaintiffs' Solicitor.

Wednesday 15 August 1860, Issue 4922 - Gale Document No. Y3200699709
Exeter, Tuesday 14 August
Married - August 9, at Crediton, by the Rev. Prebendary Smith, MR W. KELLAND, Buseley Barton, to JANE JOAN, third daughter of the late MR R. BLACKMORE, Upottery.

Wednesday 22 August 1860, Issue 4923 - Gale Document No. Y3200699736
MR CHRISTOPHER CHERITON, Deceased.
All Persons having any Claim or Demand on the Estate of MR CHRISTOPHER CHERITON, late of Twiscombe Farm, in the Parish of Whitstone, but afterwards of Crediton, both in the County of Devon, yeoman, are requested by his Administratrix to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned: and all Persons indebted to the said CHRISTOPHER CHERITON are desired forthwith to pay the same to: G. Tanner, Solicitor, Crediton.
Crediton, Aug. 20, 1860.

Wednesday 12 September 1860, Issue 4926 - Gale Document No. Y3200699842
Exeter, Tuesday 11 September
Married - September 6, at Crediton, by the Rev. James Deans, MR JOHN SALTER, of Copperwalls, to MARY daughter of the late MR JOSEPH LAMACRAFT, Crediton.

Wednesday 26 September 1860, Issue 4928 - Gale Document No. Y3200699902
Exeter, Tuesday 25 September
Married - September 16, at the Independent Chapel, Crediton, MR JOSEPH MANN, to MISS M. E. HICKS, of Dartmouth.

Wednesday 17 October 1860, Issue 4931 - Gale Document No. Y3200700009
Exeter, Tuesday 16 October
Birth - October 10, at Crediton, the wife of W. C. CLEAVE, Esq., a son.

Wednesday 7 November 1860, Issue 4934 - Gale Document No. Y3200700074
Exeter, Tuesday 6 October
Died - November 4, at Crediton, DINAH, second daughter of LIEUT. GEORGE HUGO, R.N.

Wednesday 14 November 1860, Issue 4935 - Gale Document No. Y3200700104
Exeter, Tuesday 13 November
Birth - November 4, at High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR JOS. MANN, draper, &c., a son.

Wednesday 21 November 1860, Issue 4936 - Gale Document No. Y3200700172
Crediton Petty Sessions
Caution to Boys - HENRY WARE, of Crediton, was summoned for throwing apples at the son of the Rev. George Porter. It seems that the complainant has been under medical treatment for two months from another boy's throwing a stone which struck him on the head, and Mr Porter instituted the present proceedings simply to prevent boys from pursuing a dangerous practice. The defendant expressed contrition for the offence, and he was discharged upon the payment of 5s., the expenses.

The Guy Fawks' Nuisance - HENRY SAUNDERS, a coach-smith, of Crediton, was summoned for wilfully setting fire to ELIZA CONNABEER'S clothes. Mr W. Sparkes appeared for the defendant. It seems that Young Crediton commemorated the Fifth of November with customary éclat. In the evening a bonfire was kindled in the middle of the street near the London Inn, and a number of people were attracted thither to see the fun. Amongst the spectators was the complainant, who is about fifteen years old, and she stood upon the flagging. By-and-bye the defendant ran out from the Ship Inn with a lighted rocket in his hand, and he passed to the opposite side of the street, where stood the complainant. The girl asked him not to frizz her; but he held the rocket close to the poor girl till her frock and petticoat were in flames. The complainant did not know the defendant at the time; but Policeman Sherriff did, and that officer's testimony clearly proved the case. SAUNDERS'S father gave exculpatory evidence: he assured the magistrates that it could not have been his son who caused the burning of the complainant's clothes, because he met him at half-past nine, and was told that he had sold all his rockets: of the correctness of this "he would swear, and he could get twenty witnesses to prove it" - a phrase which he frequently uttered. Two of the defendant's shopmates (EDWIN BLIGHT and GEORGE LOOSEMORE ) declared that it could not have been SAUNDERS who let off the rocket against the girl, because the defendant only let off one rocket, and that was at half-past nine, whereas the policeman had sworn that the rocket was let off by SAUNDERS between the hours of eight and nine. Mr Sparkes contended that the policeman must have been mistake; but the magistrates considered the charge had been fully substantiated, and they directed the defendant to pay 6s. (the value of the complainant's dress), and 13s. expenses.

Wednesday 28 November 1860, Issue 4937 - Gale Document No. Y3200700221
Presentation to MR ELIAS TREMLETT
On Wednesday evening, about seventy gentlemen sat down to a first-class dinner, at the Ship Hotel, Crediton, provided by the landlord, Mr Williams. The occasion was the presentation to MR ELIAS TREMLETT, of Hollacombe, of a large portrait of himself in hunting costume, standing by his favourite mare and surrounded by ten of his harriers. The picture had been subscribed for by a large number of gentlemen, for whom he has provided excellent sport, and by whom he is highly esteemed. Mr Sydney Morrish, of Exeter, was commissioned to paint the picture, and he has fulfilled the task in an admirable manner. The likeness of Mr Tremlett and also of his well-known mare, 'Careless' and his favourite hounds, Gainfield, Frantic, Graceful, Gipsy, Charmer, Gaylass, Milliner, Fairy, Faithful and Melody, are said to be most striking, and we can ourselves endorse the statement so far as regards the worthy master. That gentleman stands facing the spectator with his hand on his hunter's shoulder, while the hounds are lying or standing round him. In the background stretches a pretty bit of hunting ground with Posbury Hill in the distance.
Continues a long list of who was present:

Wednesday 5 December 1860, Issue 4938 - Gale Document No. Y3200700238
Exeter, Tuesday 4 December
Married - November 29, at the Registry Office, Crediton, MR PHILIP KELLAND, of Hopbine Cottage, Lapford, to BETTY, relict of MR DANIEL ELWORTHY, late of Kennerleigh.

Wednesday 12 December 1860, Issue 4939 - Gale Document No. Y3200700271
Exeter, Tuesday 11 December
Death - December 5, at Crediton, MRS STONE, eldest daughter of MR GEORGE ELSTONE, of East-town.

Stabbing at Crediton - On Monday morning, MR EWINGS, of Rudge Farm, caught a notorious poacher, named Bradford, at his unlawful vocation, with nets and game in his possession. Trying to capture him the fellow drew a knife and struck a blow, which, fortunately, was stopped by Mr Ewing's spectacle case. Knowing the man well, Mr E. did not risk further encounter, but proceeded to Crediton and obtained a warrant for his apprehension.

Wednesday 12 December 1860, Issue 4939 - Gale Document No. Y3200700290
Crediton Petty Sessions
Assault - Samuel Daw, junior, of Sandford, was summoned for assaulting SARAH WAY, of Crediton. On the 22nd of November, the complainant was driving a cow and a calf for the defendant to Sandford. The defendant overtook her, and he said she need not go any further - he would drive home the animals. The complainant asked to be paid for her trouble; and the defendant told her to pay him what was on his books. The complainant became abusive, and the defendant struck her with a stick, and now declared that Way struck him first. The magistrates said it was a discreditable assault, and they fined the defendant 40s. including expenses.

An Ungovernable Apprentice - WM. DAVEY, an indoor apprentice to MR ELSTON, hair-cutter &c., of Crediton, was again summoned for neglecting to obey his master's instructions. The complainant proved several acts of disobedience on the part of the apprentice; but the lad told the Bench that his master's complaints against him had only sprung up since he refused to work on a Sunday. Replying to a question put by Mr Buller as to wether he thought men could shave on a Saturday night, the defendant said, "Why, sir, they do shave at Tiverton on Saturday nights." The complainant consented to annul the indenture upon certain conditi9ons, which were accepted by the lad's mother.